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This company is the freaking greatest

Posted by ~Shockwave~ , Sep 29 2014 · 71 views

Fascinations has now helped me complete two of their steel model kits with their excellent customer service.

Now if only I could find a way to make whatever floor I have a table over stop devouring the small metal pieces. Thankfully I usually have just enough extras to complete the kit.

Maybe I need to disassemble one of those old speakers for the magnet...


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Replay value: Destiny Vs. MOTN

Posted by ~Shockwave~ , Sep 23 2014 · 63 views

So, as some of you may know, Destiny was released (about) two weeks ago. One of it's main gameplay features is how much you will be replaying parts of it. A lot. That's not really a problem. The problem is that there is very little reason for me to want to replay it. The only mission that makes me want to replay it is Sword of Crota because of the GIANT. FREAKING. SWORD. The only level that has such a feature. But since the game is designed to have parts of it replayed several times it seems like more effort should have been put into that. But other then doing it with a different class or with different weapons.

Contrast this with Mark of the Ninja. (This also happens to be a favorite of mine) This game is designed to be played with quite a few strategies. From the beginning the game gives you numerous options while moving forward. You can A) Go through the level silently and not raise any alarms and leave all the guards alone (Good luck) B) Shoot through the level as fast as possible C) Kill every guard in your path D) Terrify the guards and turn them against each other, or mix and match as you see fit. And as you progress through the levels you can earn points that go to new abilities, items and upgrades that make that process more efficient and entertaining, as well as catering to specific play styles.

So while they aren't really in the same catagory, they both need replay value and one of the developers seems to have had that in mind from the start and the other one doesn't seem to quite get it.

Destiny also seems to have issues explaining itself to new players (Including me). It waits til you are faced with a situation to explain to you what that situation is and what to do with it (I didn't even know what exotic armor was until I obtained and equipped one) Which is frustrating. I'm still not entirely sure what a raid is, and I've only heard a few things from friends. From what I've heard it throws all the established rules out the window. (Yay.) Again, not something MotN has trouble with, as the first level is basically a tutorial level, and then it does shocking things like: call the noxious floating substance underground "Poison gas", or have lights make you visible or things like that. While Destiny Neglects to inform you how light works and confirms that that wizard is indeed, from the moon.

So yeah. Destiny could use some improvement. But MotN is awesome, and if you have a Steam account or an Xbox 360 you should play it because it's awesome. I'll probably make an entry devoted to it soon as it's fantastic.


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Initial thoughts on Destiny

Posted by ~Shockwave~ , Sep 15 2014 · 88 views

The gameplay is tight and fantastic. The story... not so much.

The problem seems to be that it was trying to make you the hero, but it couldn't because than the story makes no sense.
Not to mention that guardians are made out be ‚Äčliterally unkillable. Which generates a heck of a lot more issues.
And add that to the fact that nothing the story says you do can possibly have any effect on the actual game, even if it should.

But yeah. I'm not dissapointed, but the story was less then I was hoping for.


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Smash Bros Demo

Posted by ~Shockwave~ , Sep 13 2014 · 103 views

I hate to ask, but does anyone have a spare download code?


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I'm sick of this bus system

Posted by ~Shockwave~ , Sep 09 2014 · 103 views

Because apparently when you hear "Scheduled connections to route 37", what it actually means is sit around for half an hour and watch the 37 bus drive right by the stop so you have to wait another half hour for the next 37 bus to pass by after you've ventured to a bus stop you know actually functions as a bus stop.

And we wonder why everybody drives a freaking car. Don't even get me started on what it feels like to ride a bike on a street that they forgot to put a bike path on half the road for half a mile. Or the fact that the only way to get sand out of the bike path is to wait for another rainstorm and hope it doesn't make it worse. or start a river so I have to tack on five miles out of my way to get home.

But I got Destiny. So it was worth it. (Well, ok, technically only the bus thing was related to that. Whatever.)
Ok. I'm done. For now.


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Five hours of my time is now gone

Posted by ~Shockwave~ , Sep 03 2014 · 116 views

And I regret nothing.


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Look at it.

By the way, That thing is stupidly intricate. I should make a post containing all of the ones I've made.


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New 3DS?

Posted by ~Shockwave~ , Aug 29 2014 · 156 views

So according to a post on facebook I just saw we're getting a 3DS with dual control sticks and dual shoulder pads. But its still the 3DS. And they thought the 2DS would be confusing.


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Get it together Pima

Posted by ~Shockwave~ , Aug 26 2014 · 108 views

So a solid 4 days before the date of my first class, and the day the semester starts, I am being informed via email that the book I rented from amazon (As a new copy was $50 more then the class and used was a bit lower) is now no longer being used in the class. Rather they are telling me that I need to purchase a digital version of the book as it's cheaper or something.

You can't possibly imagine my excitement.

Edit: It's roughly double the price. Woo.


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Mark of the Ninja

Posted by ~Shockwave~ , Aug 24 2014 · 63 views

If you have me as a friend on Steam you may have noticed I have been logging up time playing this game like nothing else. You also might not have noticed. Either way.

THIS GAME.

As someone who is tremendously bad at stealth games, it gives some nice advantages to the player. Of course if you beat the game you can play it without said advantages and see how quickly it can destroy you.

But anyway. This game has a pretty decent story with a fantastic ending.

But it was an absolute joy to play and failing didn't feel like such a frustrating waste of time while playing.

But yeah. Recommended. I'm probably going to make a more in depth post on it because there's a lot to cover.


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LoK Season Finale

Posted by ~Shockwave~ , Aug 22 2014 · 125 views

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