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@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."


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Wonko's "Late to the party" reviews! Today; Far Cry 5!


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#1 wonko the sane?

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:30 PM

And while there's a lot to love, and a lot to hate, the game itself is a far cry from what made the series interesting in the first place.

 

I loved the hell out of far cry 3. It made interesting use of all three dimensions in a game, had a lush, well sculpted world full of a variety of terrain which you could use to your advantage, and the old school styled "walking armory" gun play (which you actually had to earn.) to throw into it. Compounded with a quasi open world, item gathering and crafting, and the fact that your actions actually left a mark on the world. Taking over outposts actually pushed the bad guys out of the area.

 

Now; The world in far cry five is beautiful. But... I find it beautiful because the textures and lighting are good, and it reflects a similar natural environment to that in which I grew up. There is no good utilization of all three dimensions in the world, most of the areas are functionally flat, with houses being just about all you can climb up onto. The game offers you the same shopping experience as far cry 3 and 4, but also directly monetized the game, offering you the "option" to purchase silver ingots for real money right in the in-game store menu. Way to break immersion ubisoft. The weapons in the game (that I've been able to acquire so far.) feel loose and seem to have ridiculous drop and scatter. Some of the enemies are armored to the point where 10 .44 mag rounds to the head only result in ME dying. Those same enemies are also no longer carrying the more random load outs for you to play with. My revolver has been, so far, the most exotic weapon fielded and I had to purchase it as this games rendition of the baretta m1911 is... bad. Hard to aim, poor accuracy, and what feels like a baby sized clip. Body armor is freely available at all the shops, and largely seems to do nothing, making no difference in how you long you can last outside of cover. The enemy AI is a ridiculous combination of incredibly clever, and incredibly stupid. They make great use of cover, throw smoke grenades, and often times rally together to force multiply weapon power. They make distinct efforts to revive fallen comrades, and seem quicker than in FC3 to hit the alarm button and call reinforcements. They also seem entirely and completely ignorant of WHAT they happen to be shooting, because they've managed to blow themselves up on more than one occasion hitting stuff like barrels and gas pumps because I happened to be standing somewhere on the other side of them. And the enemies: there's about three distinct faces for males and three more for females and after the second outpost: you kind feel bad for killing this many inbred folk. Mullets and mountain men beards hugging everywhere.

 

The game also offers random targets of opportunity, giving you the chance to free hostages in transit, destroy moving fuel trucks, and hijacking enemies supply trucks for looting. It puts these things on the country roads in frequencies which wouldn't be out of place in a major city. In fact, I camped a corner which had a machine gun turret, and was able to hit all three of these random events in about 5 minutes time. As well as kill some wolves and a bear. And create a small scrap yard's worth of abandoned enemy cars from shooting out the drivers head as they passed. There is a perk system, in which completing in game challenges and missions rewards you points to spend to allow you to upgrade your characters health, skills and loadout. Again, these perks seem to do nothing, as doubling my health made no measurable effect on survival. Crafting has also lost some of it's interest: as in the previous two titles, you could hunt down wild animals to build bigger storage bags to increase ammo caps and allow for more thrown weapons and even carry more guns. As well as the manufacturing of narcotic substances which gave short term boosts to stuff like how long you could swim under water, or hunters vision, night vision or even all natural medkits. These things are gone as well. Ammo cap is increased through a perk which: again, didn't seem to work when I purchased it. You can make a bunch of stuff under the utility menu: but none of it's use is readily apparent, and why would I even need to MAKE more liquor? All I need to do is shake down a cultist and he fills up my inventory on it and you can't sell it. You just cart it around for some reason.

 

This meandering review has pushed me towards finally stating this point: This COULD have been a fun game if ubisoft had kept the elements which made the previous entries in the series fun. The randomness of animal attacks, enemies with decent AI and a sense of survival (this last point could be technically written off as they are a religious cult, but still: poor form there.), A better constructed world to both explore and use, and a FAR better sense of population density and variety. It's got stuff to like, but it's not a very good game so far. I think ubisoft has been pulling a bethesda since they made far cry primal, and it's just going to negatively affect the company and their product. I'm happy they felt they could experiment with the game mechanics and implementation: but I also hope they learn from those experiments and understand what does and doesn't work for an open world styled game.

 

If you're a fan of the series: wait for an uber sale. If you're not but were on the fence about trying it: I suggest you pass. It brings nothing new except story to the table, and it's just more cliched crap. The point was to give the user a sandbox in which to kill and explode, and they didn't do a very good job of it.


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#2 wonko the sane?

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 12:19 PM

*gets into a helicopter, destroys giant armored truck AND claims a cult outpost before they finish the radio chatter on the truck mission.*

 

Okay, maybe I was being harsh a bit...


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Posted 03 March 2019 - 10:58 AM

Do you get to fight edge-glowing giant reptiles as a chromed laser cyborg in the post-apocalyptic future of 2007?
Earth is Kill because Santa.

#4 wonko the sane?

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 12:16 PM

Oh man, I loved that one.


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Posted 03 March 2019 - 12:41 PM

Hey you can't be later then the party then I am.

 

I've never played a Farcry game.


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#6 wonko the sane?

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 01:15 PM

Hey you can't be later then the party then I am.

 

I've never played a Farcry game.

I can break it down for you!

 

"american exceptionalism will solve everyone else's problems"

 

Seriously.


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