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In other RPG news, Brian Fargo late of Interplay is making Wasteland 2. As far as I understand it, Wasteland was like Fallout-Before-Fallout, and it's going to be turn based and Isometric, I am excite.
The creeping penis of doom is gone, alas
shove a tentacle into their butt and rip out their spinal column
Al you are giving me mixed messages about my penis. ;)
Still, if they do go with that and the new ending is actually worth it, then I may wait for the GOTY version to come out. I've Amalur on the go and Dark Souls in my to-play queue so the GOTY version should be out by the time I'm done with those. :)
Damn it, I was waiting for my H.P. Lovecraft: Slouching towards Madness biopic to get the go-ahead and this got made instead?
They changed around the tentacle mechanics quite a bit. The creeping penis of doom is gone, alas, and you actually have to get special pickups to use black holes, but on the plus side you can slash at people and throw stuff at them, and, on occasion, shove a tentacle into their butt and rip out their spinal column (complete with skull, which honestly has me more and more puzzled about the anatomical mechanics of the whole thing the more I think about it). Sadly, it becomes less fun halfway though the game, when you start fighting enemies who are armed with nothing but gun-stealing whips, flashbangs, and portable klieg lights. Oh, and the final bit at the end of the longer ending is...well, it's very, very '90s Image Comics, shall we say.
Also I screwed up the tags for that link, so let's try again.
I remember Arthur quite enjoyed waving his enormous demon cock.
Apparently your cock can multitask this time.
Once I am done with Amalur I will turn my attention to my cock.
Al, does the main character still sound like Steven Seagal?
RE: ME3 - well, that's £40 I'm glad I spent on something else...
(And also playing The Darkness - boomtish)
Oh god, is it that bad?
Yep, wasted mah weekend. And arguably any time spent playing Mass Effect ever.
For what it's worth, I've had a rather ambivalent time with games as of late. I spent the week before last playing the two Dead Space games for the PC (first one: fun; second one: superfluous and confusing), and over the weekend I got through The Darkness II, or as I am coming to think of it, The Mopey Adventures of Numbnuts the Emo Mobster, with Special Guest Appearance from Mike Patton, Whom We're Barely Going To Use Even Though His Demon Voice Is The Only Reason You Bought This Stupid Game. A little long-winded, but a more honest title, I think.
I also reread Last and First Men, which I think may be the polar opposite of Mass Effect in every single way. (Well, Star Maker is probably a better fit in that analogy, but you all know what I'm saying.)