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Thain Esh Kelch

Member Since 20 Mar 2003
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 04:14 PM
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In Topic: Free Mac (and occasionally Windows) games

Yesterday, 04:00 AM

Bomber Crew free on Humble with a Steam key. 64 bits.

In Topic: Free Mac (and occasionally Windows) games

14 January 2021 - 10:18 AM

In an Epic store, far, far, away.. STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ II: Celebration Edition free for a week. Win only.

In Topic: Cheap Mac Games

10 January 2021 - 02:09 AM

Some sites down allow for that. I personally use my public Dropbox for hosting images for these kind of things.

In Topic: Cheap Mac Games

08 January 2021 - 03:44 AM

Win only, but a good offer:

5 Hitman games for ~15$ on GOG. I think this is a one-time use code, so let us know if someone has used it.

Hitman 1 + 2 + 3 + Absolution + Blood Money

In Topic: What games are people playing these days!?

08 January 2021 - 03:40 AM

Continuing my play of Assassins Creed 3 on Switch, and I am now little more than halfway in I guess (Chapter 8 of 12).

It looks amazing, plays amazingly (Roaming the wild side, chasing animals and see the beautiful world design never gets old!), has awesome water battles, and has a great historical setting. Enjoying it immensely!

Two major cons though:
• Menus are a mess. Half of them are incredibly convoluted, and the other half are not explained enough for you to spend less than half a day figuring out how to actually work them. And you spend a *lot* of time in menus!
• The narrative presentation is complete disaster IMHO. I assume that if you have had historical lessons on US history, then it would make sense, but for someone that only has a vague idea of what went on, I don't follow the story at all. There are countless characters introduced and forgotten, locations mentioned, and things happening where I all the time go 'Oh, okay, I need to go there for some reason, because there's an icon. I'll just kill what is on the way, and make it there fast'. I don't love a fulfilling backstory, but it REALLY needs to inform the player what the freaking heck is going on, and not just expect the person to be educated in a certain area of history. Heck, if the game just gave me a long history lesson, I would be perfectly fine with it, but it does not. On top of that, the game has a tendency to jump location between scenes, which is REALLY annoying. Sometimes I have no idea where I am, and just the mission headline to go by.
Add here the present-time setting, which I am more or less ignoring. I have no idea why it has to be there, other than to connect the AC games together, and it is doing a marvellous job of not being needed.

Gameplay wise and setting, it is a clear AAA production and amazing. Story/narration and game series wise, it reaps of being rushed. I likely end up on a 4/5. Hasn't kindled my AC lust, fortunately, simply because it plays that well.