Dishonored 2 III

Jul. 24th, 2017 07:25 pm
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I finished Dishonored 2. It's a great sequel. It has clever level design and some of my actions in-game affected the game world in a way I didn't anticipate. I'm a little underwhelmed by the ending, which is a brief epilogue that doesn't resolve much, leaving things open for the third game.

Like, the ending was maybe a minute and the ending credits were closer to 10 minutes? That's how it felt, anyway. I think we should have at least gotten an individual slide for each target based on whether they lived or died. I think there are about 4 titles you can get at the end, I got Emily the Just (non-lethal) and Emily the Clever (apparently I was ghostly enough).

There is a plus game feature that allows you to retain your runes and unlocks all the powers for purchase, which is cool. As with the first game, I immediately wanted to do a high chaos run, and then a few hours later... kinda didn't. Partly because 30+ hours is already a lot of quality time with roofs, and partly because I'm not super interested in fucking everything up, which is what the high chaos run ostensibly does. I like discovery a lot, so I enjoy finding new places I missed the first go around, but there are sections of the game that I don't enjoy retreading. I prefer interiors and don't like the open areas and rooftops as much.

Now spoiley )

Now cheevy. Not really spoilery but whatever. )

Something I found interesting is 25% of players beat the game with Emily and 17% beat it with Corvo. I think the fact that the game starts from Emily's POV probably helps. 80% actually play it, and it's hard to tell by the cheevs but I'm gonna say 30% beat it at least once.

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Jul. 24th, 2017 04:25 pm
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Jul. 22nd, 2017 06:06 pm
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The DAI replay feels have become intense (thanks a lot guys), and I am valiantly resisting because Dishonored and also, this is the sort of game I have to block out a month on my schedule.

It's been long enough that I'm kinda hazy on my strategy beyond knowing that I want to pick the templars because I like their storyline better. (Dutifully accepting this makes me a hideous monster who should be stoned but can settle for praying for death. At least I know my options.)

I have decided BioWare can do whatever they want with the romances in DA4 because Josephine and Cullen's romances are honestly a gift and from here on I will happily embrace whatever dramalama they wish to throw at me. I am really interested in Sera and Solas and it looks like the Multiple Romance Mod has made good progress, but I may end up making divergent saves just because I'm so paranoid about conflicts, especially in Trespasser, not to mention they probably both have very different approval gains. In the past waiting to trigger advisor romances just before Wicked Hearts was a good strategy, not just for the pacing but for limiting the amount of content to re-replay, but for party characters I think I actually have to target their approval early on. IIRC I tried to trigger Solas' my first PT but I think I did something to block it early in the game and that was annoying. Sometimes the Solasmancers on Tumblr circulate new interesting details about Solas using flycam and whatnot, and each time I see those posts I'm like I gotta play through it, man. Hurt me good.

For the dozenth time, I really wish this game had a story mode, because I'm genuinely interested in playing through Blackwall's romance as well but these games are so damn long. I have already [mostly] done a completionist playthrough, but even totally skipping collections and non-main areas, IDK. The maps are fun to explore and they're huge. 45 hours for a main storyline PT? There doesn't appear to be a mod that offers story mode unless you auto-level your characters so you can cut a swath through everything. Maybe the fly mod will help.

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Jul. 17th, 2017 01:47 am
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Haikyuu!! Second Season

Jul. 14th, 2017 04:35 pm
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Half way through and it's just as awesome as the first season (although more painful - episode 5 I'm looking at you). I'm going to miss the OP and ED from the first half though.

Really glad I picked it up. It won't be long before I end up looking up the manga and stage play.

Icons in Two Posts...

Jul. 14th, 2017 08:09 pm
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Two posts, one on a 'thinking' theme and mixed fannish and general, the other a small group of fannish ones done for challenges...
Fandoms are {deep breath} Arthur of the Britons, Blakes 7, Dr Who, Jeeves and Wooster, Magnificent 7, Merlin, Primeval, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, The Sentinel and White Collar, plus one each for The Avengers, Chalet School, Man from Uncle and Muppet Show, a few classic film ones, and some general.

01. 02. 03.

The posts are here and here...

Dishonored 2 II

Jul. 11th, 2017 06:31 am
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It turns out that unpleasant feeling I get when I play Dishonored 2 is motion sickness. Messing with head bob and v-sync helps a bit but I haven't fully resolved the problem.

Short version: Great game, and so far it's been an improvement over the original in every way.

Long version, no spoilers )


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