Play a bit of Pandora's Tower again. I just now realized its similarities to Metroidvanias. The boss fights are damn fun. I never did pay attention to the leveling system. Wasn't much trouble since I hoarded all my best potions.
No words can describe how much I've missed RDR multiplayer.
Better yet, it seems like there's quite a few less clanners runnin' about pickin' on newbies or gettin' together to be a giant pack of posse-abusin' cowards. Less ego-strokin' clanners means less impossible t' win team matches, so I can fully enjoy some Gang Shootouts for once 'n even my favorite mode, Stronghold (in which you could not previously avoid enterin' a lobby full of tryhard clan pros).
And on that note, though high level players seem t' be in shorter quality than before multiplayer is still active as it's always been the past year or two. T'is a beautiful thing.
Dishonored has a really serious design flaw. It's the only thing keeping me from truly enjoying the game. To be specific, the chaos system.
The amount of chaos you generate (killing folk, setting off alarms, leaving dead guys in the open) affects the ending. Obviously, the best ending is the one with the least chaos. This means you've gotta go non-lethal. Problem is that there's only 2 non-lethal tactics: Sleeping darts and choking. Meanwhile, you have a TON of ways of killing people. Darts, bullets, your sword, context sensitive buttons, throwing 'em, making 'em fall, fire, explosions, poison, summoning rats, drowning, electrocution, etc.
Simply put, this ensures most people would have to replay the game for multiple playthroughs. Either that, or really, really poor design.
Got my first golden gun (again) earlier t'day: the Double-Action Revolver. I'm quite the fan of it as it handles quite well, I headshot usin' it like a real deadeye. Still prefer the LeMat Revolver though.
Funfact: 'fore I could finish writtin' those two sentences someone on RDR multiplayer became most wanted, so I put some lead in their cranium real quick.
Funfact #2: another player became wanted 'fore I finished written the above sentence, but they died at gunpoint by Federales 'fore I could even fast travel to 'em...
Over the past month I've garnered $80 via poker winnings from our weekly gamble. And t' top it all off, I just won my first Poker match on RDR with all-due ease. Few men handle cards with the finesse I do.
1 w+m1 pyro vs. another pyro, a demoman, a scout, and me as a medic.
I managed to get 2 hits with my crossbow before he finished me off.