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Auberon posted a topic in Off-Topic RampancyI searched through the forum to see if it already had a game review thread, but if it does it's not coming up on my search. For some reason I thought there was one, but my memories of days long past must be faulty. Thus I'm creating one for video games. A few years back my game playing slowed way down, but I've put away some of those distractions and have decided to work through my backlog of games. Obviously these will have some age on them, but they'll be new to me! Note: "Finished" is a relative term. If you've played for three hours and decided the game is horrible and you'll never play it again, then it is finished for you. Feel free to post and save others from the horror. God of War: Ascension (PS3) The God of War franchise was a big money-maker and Sony wanted to see that money keep rolling in. But the trilogy had already been completed, so what do you do? Create a prequel! Easy right? Well if they had made Ascension before GoWII it would have been fine. Unfortunately they made it after GoWIII which is the best game in the series IMO. The graphics were great and the gaemplay was everything you could want out the genre. The second problem the game has is that it came out after GoWIII finished its story. Seriously, in GoWIII Kratos scaled Olympus to do battle with the gods. How do you get more epic than that? Sadly you don't. He can't actually fight any of the gods in Ascension because he'll be fighting them later (chronologically) in the other games. That leaves us with a short list of Greek mythological figures to play the role of bad guys, and none of them can be as awesome as the gods. So to start the game already has a mark against it with the concept, but what about the gameplay? In that area at least GoW:A does fine. It's pretty much a formula by now; combat mixed with puzzle solving mixed with a bit of exploration and a few “interactive”action sequences. If you like the other GoWs I think you'll like this aspect of the game. They have made a few tweaks to make it different, such as removing the various godly weapons and replacing them with elemental enhancements, but overall the game remains mostly the same. It does have some death by camera angle that most consoles action games seem to have. It is a short game. I finished single player in 10 hours and could have shaved an hour off of that if I wasn't so rusty. Fortunately by the time I picked this game up it already had some age on it and had gone through the price reduction sequence. If you pick it up cheap the dollar per hour still isn't bad. Recommendation: Play, but pick it up cheap.
I'm just wondering because my FLGS has a couple of sets of transparent tints. A 12 color set and a 16 color set. I thought they were badger originally, but apparently they are not. I realize they'd probably be designed for airbrush, but I'm wondering how they'd be used as brush on with medium, for example. Might they function like inks or reaper clears? I'd also like to know from anyone who's used them how they feel about the results, and please post links/pics if you have any. Thank you. edit: This is what I'm talking about.
since we seem to get a lot of questions on paint (some from myself included) I thought I'd start this in the hopes we can all add to it. I'm hoping to try and limit it to the last 2 years so that we don't have reviews of old formulas, etc..