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Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
« Reply #150 on: December 28, 2017, 05:56:53 PM »
"You Ho's want sum creed or what"?

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Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
« Reply #151 on: December 28, 2017, 06:58:51 PM »
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Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
« Reply #153 on: January 08, 2018, 12:22:48 PM »
Nice alliteration at the top.  O0 


Man, Hellblade definitely looks/sounds like it's an...interesting game.  Not sure if it's for me, but it's fascinating reading your take on it, Gus
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Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
« Reply #154 on: January 08, 2018, 12:45:40 PM »
Thanks Martok. l know a lot of guys here enjoy Celtic/Viking/Druid history. And clearly that’s a huge component of Hellblade. But an equally big part of it is the psychogical side and I am not sure how many would enjoy that aspect. It is very disturbing. Plus it is very unforgiving and dfficult. It does keep drawing me back though. Other similarly themed games seem cartoony by comparison. Very dark stuff.
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Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
« Reply #155 on: January 08, 2018, 02:00:37 PM »
I didn't think the Bomb-Cyclone could slow down our Gus. He plays for us through thick and thin. Great write-up but this game's clearly not for me. If I want dark and disturbing, I'll clean out my bedroom closet. Thanks for taking the trip for us Gus.
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Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
« Reply #156 on: January 08, 2018, 05:01:45 PM »
That’s why they pay me the big bucks. Pains me to say it but if you think just my quick write up is too much for you...definitely stay away. Looking forward to what Ninja Theory is doing next, though. Hellblade is pretty much a dark, kick ass masterpiece.
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Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
« Reply #157 on: January 08, 2018, 05:03:47 PM »
Gus (or anyone else interested), you might check out The Suffering. It's on GOG right now and is a terrific horror-themed game, though by now it's a bit dated. I reviewed it back at WG.

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Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
« Reply #158 on: January 08, 2018, 05:04:57 PM »
I remember that title...
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Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
« Reply #159 on: January 08, 2018, 05:07:38 PM »
Pics are gone, but here's the link: http://www.wargamer.com/reviews/the-suffering/

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Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
« Reply #160 on: January 10, 2018, 05:16:31 PM »
I really liked the article Gus  O0 I'm definitely into that kind of history in the game. The game is probably a head trip that I'd sooner not take though! But I can appreciate the game designers trying to get us to see a different, interesting point of view. I'd love to have a try of a similar game, that's just not so trippy. I thought the length of the article was great :) But that's just me, these days I seem to only have the patience for short and snappy articles. I'm sure other guys around here don't mind reading much longer articles :) And to be honest, on a good day, when I can concentrate, I like reading the longer articles too  O0

I enjoyed the read though :) Great review  O0
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Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
« Reply #161 on: January 10, 2018, 06:47:57 PM »
Thanks! It’s definitely Trippy, in a very dark way.
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Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
« Reply #162 on: January 15, 2018, 07:08:55 PM »
OK, it's out there - I'm running out of alliterative ideas...
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Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
« Reply #163 on: January 16, 2018, 08:12:18 AM »
Very nice Gus. That Vikings reminds me a lot of Pillars of Eternity, the look is similar. Enjoyed the article.
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Re: New Weekly Column - "What's Gus Playing (This Week)?"
« Reply #164 on: January 16, 2018, 08:25:12 AM »
Thanks Slash. Expedition: Vikings compared to Pillars of Eternity...never really thought of that. I suppose they are kinda similar. Combat is better in Pillars, I have to say.
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