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by Faust
Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Dragon Age: Origins: Playing the Origin Stories, Part One
Replies: 1
Views: 256

It looks like it will be a much more major part of the game than it was in "Mass Effect." For some reason, that surprises me. It will be interesting to see how well it is implemented. In particular, I'm wondering if your specific "origin" will really play a role in the game beyond its beginning.
by Faust
Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Dragon Age: Origins Forum Activity
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Dragon Age is a VERY big game. I can never decide if I find Gaider condescending or sympathetic. Probably a bit of both, I suppose. I do hope that DAO is a very big game, as he states. One of my major complaints with recent Bioware efforts like Jade Empire and Mass Effect is that they were not. Jad...
by Faust
Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Icewind Dale II
Topic: IWD/IWD2 NPC Projects and Learning to Enjoy These Games
Replies: 1
Views: 1836

IWD/IWD2 NPC Projects and Learning to Enjoy These Games

I have a confession to make, I've never successfully made it through a play through of either IWD or IWD2. I own both (and HoW, in fact). Quite frankly, both games were a massive disappointment to me at the time of their respective releases. Essentially, I found the games too focused on combat. Howe...
by Faust
Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Dragon Age: Origins Screenshots
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Actually, the images makes me glad I own a 360. While I prefer PC gaming, it seems unlikely my machine could run Dragon Age. The specs will probably be brutal.... Here's hoping that it truly is a solid game. I understand people's reservations about it. I have many of my own. But I won't lie...I'll p...
by Faust
Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: Vampire: TM - Bloodlines
Topic: Unofficial Bloodlines Patch 6.0 ready for release!
Replies: 105
Views: 10420

Congrats on the release of v. 6. It looks very promising.
by Faust
Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Dragon Age: Origins Screenshots
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Well,the game is very visually appealing.
by Faust
Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Unconfirmed: Aliens RPG Cancelled, Obsidian Layoffs
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

This is disappointing. Obsidian's recent efforts have been enjoyable, if flawed in distinct ways. If this is true, I do hope they learn from this experience. I'd hate to see Obsidian go the way of Troika.
by Faust
Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Dragon Age: Origins Previews
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Now, if a particular character really agrees with the idea, his/her approval rating will rise, which will in turn allow you to unlock more of that specific character’s story and side-quests. On the flip side, if you continually upset a particular character with your decisions, they may not perform ...
by Faust
Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Dragon: Age Origins Origin Stories Revealed
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Human Bookkeeper At the tender age of three you stumbled down a hole when your mother wasn't watching you, in the village where you both lived. This took you into a cavern occupied by a lich, who was so delighted by your presence that over the subsequent years he taught you the evil magical art of ...
by Faust
Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Amazon's Game Store Undercutting Indie Prices?
Replies: 1
Views: 195

It strikes me as a complicated situation. Prices may be undercut, but exposure is probably and quantity purchased is probably greatly enhanced. Though, maybe I'm wrong about that.
by Faust
Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Why God and Games Don’t Mix
Replies: 14
Views: 705

This article exhibits a rather shallow understanding of "religious people" across the board. The author seems to lump all people of faith in with a conservative fundamentalism. The author's analysis of people of faith was narrow minded and, quite frankly, his/her understanding of the gaming industry...
by Faust
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Fallout Series
Topic: Repairing: Excellent concept, flawed execution
Replies: 25
Views: 3235

I wouldn't mind the tweaking of the repair system, i.e. the ability to strip your weapons down to parts and the requirement of specific parts to fix weapons. But, I did like the idea of repair quite a bit. Funds, weapons, and gear are so enormously easy to come by it was nice to feel somewhat limite...
by Faust
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Forever Young, The Tragedy of Bloodlines
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Bloodlines is probably the best RPG (or among the best) I've played since the high days of Black Isle. It's nice to see it continue to receive praise and attention from the gaming community. I continue to be amazed at what a financial dud it was for Troika (though I'm sure it's a game that has conti...
by Faust
Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Dragon Age: Origins Interview
Replies: 6
Views: 443

A good story means interaction, to me. I haven't gotten that from Bioware since BG2. Nor puzzles, detailed environment, and decent combat AI. Fair enough. Personally, I think the overarching narrative and NPC interactions in games like Mass Effect, KoTOR and Jade Empire were better than the majorit...
by Faust
Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Dragon Age: Origins Interview
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Why does it scare me when a developer is creating a game for "a very broad audience"? Isn't that what Bioware has been doing for their last several games? I suppose it's been a good business model for them. At the very least, the developers are talking about tactical challenges in relation to Drago...
by Faust
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: The Ten Greatest PC Games Ever
Replies: 2
Views: 285

WoW at #1...seriously? I suppose one can deny the importance or popularity of the game. It's a fairly well done MMO. However, I've never thought of it as overly groundbreaking or truly visionary in terms of content.
by Faust
Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: PC Games of 2009
Replies: 15
Views: 527

I wrote on hold, not abandoned. It was around the middle of last year that I recall seeing this. If I'm wrong, great: I'd prefer matters be that way. Because I'd honestly rather see (and review) the game this year, than be right. My apologies. I read "on hold" as implying "temporarily stopped produ...
by Faust
Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: PC Games of 2009
Replies: 15
Views: 527

I remember reading comments to that effect from the development team. I wish I could point you to the source of those remarks, but I'm honestly drawing a blank on that.. I've wondered about those remarks, there. There is a [url="http://forums.pocketplane.net/index.php/topic,25412.0.html"]thread on ...
by Faust
Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: PC Games of 2009
Replies: 15
Views: 527

Brother None wrote:What, no one mentions Age of Decadence? From that list, that's probably my most anticipated title.


Somehow I forgot about that one. It could very well be the best RPG released this year, assuming it does indeed get released. It looks very promising.
by Faust
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Vampire: TM - Bloodlines
Topic: Can't open the Synco Gasoline Gate!
Replies: 7
Views: 787

I'm glad you were able to get it to work. I'd reiterate Sir Twist's advice. Do not skip the Carnival of Death quest. You can do it after visiting Tung or at a later juncture in the game, period. However, it's very worthwhile.