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Posts posted by TobiasFunke

  1. 2 hours ago, mulwin444 said:

    No problem for me as I didn't make it! ?

    For me, I've played it through a bunch of times with playthroughs ranging from 40hrs to 110hrs.  Just some advice to streamline it if you are mired somewhere:

     - Any mission labeled "Task:" is not necessary to complete.

     - Every planet can be made 100% viable by simply activating the planet's vault and doing the required planet-specific missions (ex. On Voeld, destroying the Kett base and activating the vault will put you right near 100%. Kadara - Reyes/Sloane missions and Vault activation)

     - You CAN research and upgrade weapons and armor but enemies will drop gear equivalent to your level.  Or, once you get AVP perk, select the one for weapon/gear caches scattered around planets as they will give you plenty.

     - If you stick to planets specific missions, companion/loyalty missions, Arc rescue missions, and main narrative, you could finish a tight playthrough in 40-50 hrs.

    I ended up giving it between 8 to 8.5

    In my opinion, it has some of the best combat and, with the jet pack, lateral and vertical movement of any BioWare game to date.  Some of the levels are beautifully thought out and rendered, especially the respective main vaults, and really take advantage of the added dimension of the jetpack. My criticisms with it are with UI and how they display the mission as you can get a bit lost.  For me, the game really excels when the action is on foot, like the initial mission on Habitat 7 or the jungle planet Havarl.  Even Eos initially (when you meet Peebee and Drack and activate the first vault) is pretty tight and directed as it's "corridor-ed" by the high levels of radiation.  It's when they open it up that you start getting Assassin's Creed-like "map fatigue" with all the markers scattered with busy-stuff.  Overall, Kadara and Eladaan after Eos, Havarl, and Voeld is just too much but, once you finish Eladaan, the game gets back on the rails with the main narrative and finishes strong with one of the best climaxes in the Mass Effect series.  Additionally, I would encourage you to complete the "Ryder's Family Secrets" mission in it's entirety, including visiting SAM Node on the Hyperion when prompted, as it has one of more engaging narratives in the game.  Sorry to hear it hasn't been to your liking, hope it improves as you go along!

    I just saved the Salarian Ark and I feel like I'm back on a linear track like you said. I'm definitely doing the Ryder's Family Secrets. My biggest issue is the "menu" and everything else is so hard to figure out. I haven't even bothered crafting or buying/selling stuff. It's so non-user friendly. I came to the conclusion last night that I don't have to buy, sell, craft, etc. because so long as I upgrade my weapons via pick ups I'm kicking ass through the story just fine. It's just all a bit confusing to me.

  2. 19 hours ago, mtangelsfan said:

    What does it count for?

    Aren't they all stupid and meaningless?  Is anything ever proven by a meme?  Agreeing side laughs, other side rolls there eyes.

    Ad nauseum.

    It counts on the every so pointless "score one for my guy" counter. They have it on a big scoreboard in D.C. somewhere.

  3. 1 hour ago, red321 said:

    See there is a series, and collection of short stories. What would you start with?

    This is technically how you're supposed to read the stories:

    • The Last Wish (short story collection)
    • Sword of Destiny (short story collection)
    • Blood of Elves (beginning of novels)
    • Time of Contempt
    • Baptism of Fire
    • The Tower of Swallows
    • Lady of the Lake
  4. 4 hours ago, GOPSnowflakesHateCezero said:

    my nephew's wife loves them. she went to PAX a couple of years ago, and won about $200 or merchandise because she destroyed everybody in a trivia competition. 

    she's super excited about the new witcher tv series that's in development. so am i.


    The books have been good. But I was thinking about a week ago that since I believe the first book/short stories there hasn't been one instance where The Witcher actually fights a creature which is strange. Though good books nonetheless. I think the stories and characters are so good and can almost be on par with Game of Thrones. They could make a show just as popular as GoT in my opinion if done correctly.

  5. 13 hours ago, cezero said:

    i liked it a lot more than dragonage inquisition

    the dlc with the all powerful evil trickster dude is AMAZING

    I'm hearing how good the DLCs are. Just got to Novigrad a few days ago. These giant open world games are so funny because like in real life, after being out in the wild (killing ghouls and such) for days and days and days, it's kind of nice to get into a big city. But after a few days of exploring and doing quests in the city you're almost itching to get back out in the wild to go back to killing things again.

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