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Title: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: GarandMarine on 06 Aug 2014, 22:10
Sometimes whatever you happen to be playing doesn't need it's own thread. What are you playing right now?

I'm trying to work my way through Watchdogs, which I enjoy as far as GTA style sand boxes go, the hacking mechanic's solid... but I am having trouble motivating myself to continue the plot. Maybe I just can't play a serious crime sand box after years of Saint's Row mucking my brain meats up.

I'm also hacking away at Resonance of Fate, which... is a most impressive JRPG. It combines the solid visuals, and pretentious horsecrap of the later final fantasy games with a brutally difficult and fiddly combat system. Albeit it's more engaging then Final Fantasy's rigid adherence to death by GUI but fuckin A this game is unforgiving as hell. When you're playing through a fight right, you're ripping it up, but if you screw up you're going to get ventilated in a variety of exciting new ways by some very samey (so far) bad guys. Also for some reason the opening scene starts with our two protagonists base jumping and magically becoming blondes. I'm still playing mind, but this combat system is probably going to make me drop this game if I can't get the hang of it...

Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: cesium133 on 06 Aug 2014, 22:11
I've been going back and playing an old game: Roller Coaster Tycoon.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 06 Aug 2014, 22:21
RCT WAS THE BEST.


I spent a week at a place with decent internet, so I've been getting my Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer on. (Vorcha Sentinel is the best thing ever)

Also recently downloaded AC:Liberation, gonna start on that tonight :)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: RedWolf4 on 07 Aug 2014, 00:44
Mostly just been rolling my T-72 hordes across maps with impunity in Wargame Red Dragon.

. . .

And then watching them get wrecked with impunity by air support.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 07 Aug 2014, 01:03
I've been going back and playing an old game: Roller Coaster Tycoon.  :psyduck:

That's the good shit. I still bust out OpenTTD every now and then, and Theme Hospital ('The hospital administrator is cheating!')
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ChaoSera on 07 Aug 2014, 01:34
As usually, mostly playing League of Legends because I'm a goddamn addict. Must make it do diamond before season ends...
I'm also throwing in the occasional Organ Trail and Plague Inc. to lighten things up.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 07 Aug 2014, 06:11
Lego Lord of the Rings. I've reached the part where you just collect things and run around the overworld. It's kind of impressive how many of the places from the films/books there are in the game.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Orkboy on 07 Aug 2014, 06:40
Skyrim, because sidequests, and minecraft, because multiplayer.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: BeoPuppy on 07 Aug 2014, 08:20
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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blyss on 07 Aug 2014, 08:33
Mostly GTA V, because I removed my storyline save mode recently and had to restart.  It was kind of a good thing, but still frustrating.  I'm now at a higher percentage of completion than my old file was.  And I only have 1 spaceship part to find.  Not sure where I missed that.

Aside from that, played the Destiny and am now salivating over the idea of the actual release, finished the first Borderlands because I started it at a friend's house but never got it finished and I wanted to before I jumped into 2 for any real playthroughs (I've run around and killed shit with my son, but not actually followed the story much), went back to RE5 to see if I could get those last pesky few achievements and then realized that I never downloaded the VERSUS DLC and don't have any interest in it, so I can't get all of them anyway.  Played Motocross Madness because it was the free with gold download on 360 and it was kind of fun, if for no other reason than it actually uses my 360 avatar, and he looks like Deathstroke, so Deathstroke riding motorcycles...  fun.  Skyrim on and off, downloaded the ridiculous patch for Defiance, tried to get into the game, and just can't.  It drives me a little batshit that I've spent more time installing and reinstalling than I have playing.

Felix, I've not tried the ME3 multiplayer.  Is it worth stepping into?  I've always been curious, but never played it.

Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 07 Aug 2014, 08:43
I would rant about how much I hated GTA V but there's a whole thread about it somewhere.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 07 Aug 2014, 10:32
Felix, I've not tried the ME3 multiplayer.  Is it worth stepping into?  I've always been curious, but never played it.

I had a lot of fun with it, though I don't know if anyone else is playing cause you usually need a four man team to finish some of the harder levels
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: GarandMarine on 07 Aug 2014, 10:38

Felix, I've not tried the ME3 multiplayer.  Is it worth stepping into?  I've always been curious, but never played it.

I really enjoyed ME3's multiplayer, I hate that it could impact single player gameplay, but it's fun.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ev4n on 07 Aug 2014, 13:05
M&M Duel of Champions, though I'm almost done the single player campaign, at which point I might be done.  Just have to beat the boss 6x (once with each deck type).

Also Starcraft 2, trying to improve.  Because self-improvement is fun.

Lastly, started a game of Oblivion on PS3 last weekend.  While I miss some parts of Skyrim, I'm loving the complexity of the magic.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Pilchard123 on 07 Aug 2014, 14:15
I started playing EVE Online again, then the corp I was in fell apart. Whee!

Maybe I'll try going to an established one this time.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 07 Aug 2014, 14:40

Felix, I've not tried the ME3 multiplayer.  Is it worth stepping into?  I've always been curious, but never played it.

I really enjoyed ME3's multiplayer, I hate that it could impact single player gameplay, but it's fun.

Blyss, it is most definitely worth stepping into. Easily the most fun I've ever had playing on LIVE. Next time I'm online I'll play a few rounds with you if you want

Erik, they changed that in an update, so you can still achieve the 'best possible outcome' endings without going into the multiplayer
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: GarandMarine on 07 Aug 2014, 14:51
Good. I had a pattern wherein I could get everything I needed in game for the best possible outcome prior to that (it was a fucking pain, and you had to be SPOT on your events and item finding) but it still annoyed me.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Nyithra on 07 Aug 2014, 23:58
Mostly the Sims 3 honestly. I'm so fucking addicted to that game.

I got Dragon age and Mass effect again but I've barely touched them. I got reasonably into Dragon Age but Alistair is already in love with me despite the fact that I don't even have one alliance yet so it just feels too easy.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ev4n on 08 Aug 2014, 06:26
I guess I could have explored different love interestes in Dragon Age, but Claudia Black....
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 08 Aug 2014, 08:11
Victoria 2 and Shovel Knight.  :-D
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: GarandMarine on 08 Aug 2014, 11:07
Allister being easy actually makes sense to me, he's kinda had the shit kicked out of him most of his life. So treat him even reasonably decently and he'd probably glue himself to your leg.

I put down Resonance of Fate and am currently planning to return it. I'm all for a hard game, but fuck me with a chainsaw I'm just not having fun! I picked up Deus Ex Human Revolution from the pile however and am enjoying it quite a lot. I'm also prepping my list for "the purge" before the end of the month, I'm going to take a pile of games to Game Stop including Watchdogs and Resonance of Fate to take advantage of their +50% credit on all turn ins Summer Deal. I'll then apply all that on Dragon Age: Inquisition... after waiting long enough for some reviews to let me know if it's shit or not.

Meanwhile I burned LITERALLY my entire morning playing this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=klb.android.lovelive_en&hl=en

I have NEVER felt like a bigger nerd/weaboo then I do right now.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: GarandMarine on 09 Aug 2014, 23:04
Okay maybe now it's worse.

I have been playing the Love Live! game pretty much since I posted last. I'm getting good at the actual rhythm bit, and since the game is a combination "card" collector, team management, rhythm game the unlocks are fun, especially since earlier today I started really unlocking characters from the show, including my favorite character Maki.

(http://cdn.myanimelist.net/images/characters/9/196139.jpg)

I kinda wish the story the game is running you through was a bit more substantial, they did go to all the trouble of having the anime's voice actresses do the cut scenes after all... but I'm having way too much fun for a simple smart phone game.

You may now judge me.

Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 10 Aug 2014, 05:57
Finishing off the three basic classes playthrough for DAO before I continue onto DA2. Hadn't touched them in a while but with Bioware announcing that Inquisition was being pushed back a month gave me the drive to get back in.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blyss on 10 Aug 2014, 08:25
Well, I'll definitely have to give ME3 a go, but currently my time is being devoured by trying for the 100% on GTA V.  Currently at 96% and doing a set of missions that I didn't even know existed.  Once I get that and the flying challenges done, I should be finished.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 10 Aug 2014, 10:19
The Sims 2 because it was FREEEEEEEEEEEE.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LocoJoe on 11 Aug 2014, 14:34
If I'm not practicing in Ultra Street Fighter IV  [I play the game competitively],  then I'm either playing League of Legends or Dark Souls 2. I'm also learning to speed run Resident Evil 2 and Shovel Knight.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 11 Aug 2014, 14:41
I've been going back and playing an old game: Roller Coaster Tycoon.  :psyduck:

That's the good shit. I still bust out OpenTTD every now and then, and Theme Hospital ('The hospital administrator is cheating!')

I'm playing Theme Hospital now.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 11 Aug 2014, 16:10
I've been playing Unturned, a free alpha pre-release game on steam. Zombie survival horror but with a very simplistic, stylized cartoony style. Sprinkle in a little bit of minecraft flavor with resource gathering and building your base and some gear. And a lot of scavenging randomly assigned loot. It's not a difficult game, once you get a weapon. Fighting zombies with your bare hands  is pretty terrible. But it's awefully addictive.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 11 Aug 2014, 16:28
I just finished Lego Lord of the Rings and now I have no idea what to play even though I'm sitting on a pile of games
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 11 Aug 2014, 16:39
You should play some ME3.
It needs to happen  :emotrex:

I know I'm sounding like a broken record here, but eh.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: cesium133 on 11 Aug 2014, 16:42
Over the weekend, I downloaded the new version of Kerbal Space Program and started a new game on it. I'm not entirely sure if I like the new Contracts system yet. At the very least it still has bugs to work out (friggin' parachutes that have to be deployed at between 9900 and 13200 meters above ground and have to be deployed via staging and not manually).
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 11 Aug 2014, 18:09
Taking a break from Thedas and whomping my way around Diablo 3 with a wizard.
........She is ridiculously overpowered, especially compared to the Crusader.....And he was a friggin' steamroller!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ChaoSera on 12 Aug 2014, 02:20
As of Friday I will be playing Risen 3. Don't be surprised if you don't see me in the forums for a while.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 15 Aug 2014, 19:05
I got the Lego Movie Video Game from the library so I'm playing that. So far it's not as fun as the other Lego video games
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: GarandMarine on 15 Aug 2014, 22:21
I am now playing another rhythm game called Cytus in addition to Love Live! Cytus has a much wider musical base and a very unique touch system that I've never seen before for this style of game. It's a lot of fun, but without the plot and direction for Love Live it's not quite as gripping.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blyss on 18 Aug 2014, 19:36
100% and all Achievements for GTA V!  First time completing a game, so I'm pretty stoked.   :-D

Now I can play something else until they finally release the heists.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 19 Aug 2014, 03:21
You know exactly what I'm gonna suggest you play in the meantime :mrgreen:
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: BeoPuppy on 19 Aug 2014, 04:11
Gemcraft: Chasing shadows?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blyss on 19 Aug 2014, 07:42
You know exactly what I'm gonna suggest you play in the meantime :mrgreen:
Might just do that.  :-)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ev4n on 21 Aug 2014, 08:51
Civ 5 oddly enough.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ChaoSera on 21 Aug 2014, 09:31
Civ 5 oddly enough.
Why is that odd? It's an awesome game.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: cesium133 on 21 Aug 2014, 09:38
Personally I prefer Civ 4, though I've only played Civ 5 without the expansion packs, so it may be better now. Haven't played either of them in a long time, though.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ChaoSera on 21 Aug 2014, 10:23
I have been playing Civilization since Civ 3 and I must honestly say that I liked 4 the least of all, dunno why. I'm really looking forward to Beyond Earth, though.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ev4n on 21 Aug 2014, 10:42
Personally I prefer Civ 4, though I've only played Civ 5 without the expansion packs, so it may be better now. Haven't played either of them in a long time, though.

I bought BNW expansion during the July steam sale, and have played 2 or 3 games now with it.  IT seems like it's a much improved game.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: idontunderstand on 21 Aug 2014, 12:02
Fight Night Champion 4. It's kind of dumb and unrealistic. I still play it because I really like de la Hoya's pants.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Nyithra on 21 Aug 2014, 12:36
I have been playing Civilization since Civ 3 and I must honestly say that I liked 4 the least of all, dunno why. I'm really looking forward to Beyond Earth, though.

I agree with your sentiment on Civ 4. Most of my issue with it stems from the fact that armies can stack infinitely.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: maxusy3k on 21 Aug 2014, 13:02
None of you have said Crypt of the Necrodancer which makes me wonder why you're not playing Crypt of the Necrodancer.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: GarandMarine on 21 Aug 2014, 13:27
Civ V was awesome because I got it for free in exchange for writing a tactica...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ChaoSera on 21 Aug 2014, 21:49
I have been playing Civilization since Civ 3 and I must honestly say that I liked 4 the least of all, dunno why. I'm really looking forward to Beyond Earth, though.

I agree with your sentiment on Civ 4. Most of my issue with it stems from the fact that armies can stack infinitely.
Yeah, it's ridiculous. Ever tried to conquer a city stacked with fortified Longbowmen? Good luck with that. Those arrows will pierce your tank's armor like they are made of depleted uranium.
You could stack armies in Civ 3 too but somehow it felt more balanced then. Or maybe that's nostalgia speaking, I was pretty young when I first played it, I dunno...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Grognard on 22 Aug 2014, 20:00
children.

I was playing CIVILIZATION in 1992 on a 386DX.

I'd play it NOW if I could find a Win7 compliant version.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: cesium133 on 22 Aug 2014, 20:21
I played the original Civilization (and Civ2, and so on) as well, but I still think the newer versions are better.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Grognard on 22 Aug 2014, 22:44
duh.

DOSBox. Civ.
been playing for the past 2.5 hours....
the good old days are back again.  :D
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Orkboy on 22 Aug 2014, 22:49
A free steam game called Robocraft.  It's awesome.  You make a battle robot with blocks and cubes and prisms and stuff all minecraft style, then drive it in capture-the-base team battles.  You play battles, earn tech points to unlock new blocks like faster wheels or hover blades or stronger cubes, and earn points to buy the stuff you unlock.  I have sort of a drone gun platform thing with a radar jammer for stealth. 
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: GarandMarine on 23 Aug 2014, 09:20
I miss Civ 3, IV was weak, and V is pretty awesome. I have more time then I want to think about logged in it.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: cesium133 on 23 Aug 2014, 09:34
I miss Civ 3, IV was weak, and V is pretty awesome. I have more time then I want to think about logged in it.
Same here. Wasted many weekends in college playing that game...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Nyithra on 23 Aug 2014, 14:59
I'm replaying Fire Emblem 7 for like...the 4th time. Also trying to beat Fire Emblem Awakening, AND still squeeze in more sims 3 time. I need more hours in the day.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Game and Watch Forever on 23 Aug 2014, 18:10
This is funny becuase I'm alternating between Fire Emblem: Awakening (I think I'm on Ch. 11 or so) and Sims 3. And I certainly wouldn't mind playing FE7 again... I miss the characters in there so much.

My boyfriend is also playing Awakening on his 3DS so I have someone to talk to about how awful my Kellam is turning out (compared to his awesome one) and how unhappy I am that I can't see Chrom's reaction when he learns that in my version of events, his sister gets with Vaike.  :-D Still not sure who my avatar is going to marry... pretty sure he's still holding out for Ylisse to allow him and Chrom to marry and adopt children.  :x
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Nyithra on 23 Aug 2014, 21:17
I'm on like chapter 17 of awakening. I wonder how long it will be in all..
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Schmee on 23 Aug 2014, 23:14
A free steam game called Robocraft.  It's awesome.  You make a battle robot with blocks and cubes and prisms and stuff all minecraft style, then drive it in capture-the-base team battles.  You play battles, earn tech points to unlock new blocks like faster wheels or hover blades or stronger cubes, and earn points to buy the stuff you unlock.  I have sort of a drone gun platform thing with a radar jammer for stealth.

I tried Robocraft for a while, but I got too much of a pay-to-win feel from it.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ev4n on 25 Aug 2014, 08:56
I played the original Civilization (and Civ2, and so on) as well, but I still think the newer versions are better.

Agree.  Never played 3, but 4 seemed like it was pushing the envelope.  5 at first felt like a new build, some innovation, but very clunky and simple.  I think they've added depth, but I'm not sure it's deeper or better than 4 yet.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 25 Aug 2014, 10:51
None of you have said Crypt of the Necrodancer which makes me wonder why you're not playing Crypt of the Necrodancer.
I have too much work to do! As soon as I'm done I will get that game though. For now, I'm playing way too much Hearthstone* and occasionally Borderlands 2 even though the latter is just a dumb treadmill most of the time.

*Heroic Naxxramas fully cleared, boo-yeah.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: GarandMarine on 25 Aug 2014, 10:54
I spent a little money (like $14) on some in game currency for one of the Love Live game.

I have never been so ashamed of myself...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: RedWolf4 on 26 Aug 2014, 06:37
SO with the upcoming Destiny, my gaming group's chant of 'Sell the Xbone Jeffrey, buy the PS4' has finally drilled through the ashamed pride of having bought it in the first place, and I'm seriously trying to find a buyer before september ninth. Hopefully I don't lose too much on it.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 26 Aug 2014, 13:58
Is Plague Inc worth US$15?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 26 Aug 2014, 18:53
SO with the upcoming Destiny, my gaming group's chant of 'Sell the Xbone Jeffrey, buy the PS4' has finally drilled through the ashamed pride of having bought it in the first place, and I'm seriously trying to find a buyer before september ninth. Hopefully I don't lose too much on it.

That's too bad, I need people for the 6 man raids
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Grognard on 26 Aug 2014, 20:49
XBONE for sale?
which one and how much?



you take retreaded Canadian loonies right?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 26 Aug 2014, 21:28
Destiny is only for consoles? Dang... I just really looked at it and I was interested.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: RedWolf4 on 26 Aug 2014, 23:13
XBONE for sale?
which one and how much?



you take retreaded Canadian loonies right?

Are those loonies worth $400 AUD?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ChaoSera on 26 Aug 2014, 23:24
Is Plague Inc worth US$15?
YES! I love that game. If you ever played Pandemic and liked it, you will like this too. I absolutely recommend it.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 27 Aug 2014, 05:10
RedWolf - How desperate are you to sell the 'Bone? Because if you're willing to hold off on that til November, I will buy that off of you!  :) (I don't start harvest until then so money's a little tight at the moment)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: RedWolf4 on 27 Aug 2014, 13:23
Heh, sorry Felix, but I need that filthy lucre in time for Destiny, otherwise I'll be stuck listening to my friends just continuing to harp on and on about how I bought the damn thing in the first place when I walked into EB specifically desiring a PS4.

I . . . I don't know how I came out with an XBone. The day is a bit fuzzy, and I may have been drinking.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Grognard on 27 Aug 2014, 18:59
I'd like to, but don't have $375 US to spare.
unless I sell a gun or some miniatures or a kidney.


?? I wonder how much kidneys are going for these days??
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 27 Aug 2014, 19:25
In that case Red, perhaps you should be happy with what you've got. Laugh in the faces of your feeble, PS4-owning friends. Cave not to their peer pressure!  :emotrex:
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Grognard on 27 Aug 2014, 19:31
Playstation and Sony only exist because certain overprotective governments could not let the free market alone,
and interfered with my lord and master, Bill Gates (hallowed is his name) from purchasing them outright.

I was assimilated a long time ago.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: RedWolf4 on 28 Aug 2014, 07:18
I would laugh if I could, but they all make such convincing arguments!! Which is weird, because usually whenever we get to meal time during a gaming session they all argue about what to eat for over an hour before finally deciding (Unless I'd decided for them). Or like that time we were going to the movies. . . then to bowling . . . then to Video Ezy to GET a movie. . . til finally 'twas hotdogs and monopoly at my place. And even then it took 20 minutes to decide who was the car.

I must really want a PS4.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 28 Aug 2014, 16:17
Finally completed the LEGO Movie Video Game 100%
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 28 Aug 2014, 16:44
Wait wait wait: You still have Video EZY? I thought all those fuckers closed down?!  :psyduck:

It appears that your friends are indecisive, and therefore you should take charge and proudly declare your console intent (one way or the other. ). But seriously, keep the 'Bone. It's cooler.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 29 Aug 2014, 11:38
Blackwell Legacy bundle. Finished two of four. They're from mid-2000's but done in old school point-and-click puzzle style. They're very short, even with resorting to the odd "click everything", they've not even taken me two hours each to finish. Sometimes there are times where you can see want the game will want you to do to solve a puzzle, but you have to do some stuff to get the character to figure it out before you can do it and that can be a bit frustrating.
For such short games though they manage to pack in a lot of story and I find the main characters really fun. Also because the main character in the first game looks a bit like Daria Morgendorffer, I like to pretend this is an alternate universe Daria.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 29 Aug 2014, 17:27
Hey Blyss, how far in Borderlands 2 are you?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: 94ssd on 29 Aug 2014, 18:15
Last week I made the terrible, terrible decision to play Five Nights at Freddy's with some friends.

Right now I'm enjoying the hell out of The Stanley Parable.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: RedWolf4 on 29 Aug 2014, 19:44
Welp, found myself falling back into Terraria, while I wait for Destiny. God but I forgot how addictive it can be.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Game and Watch Forever on 30 Aug 2014, 07:04
Played the Choice of Deathless demo last night on Steam and fell in love with it. It boils down to a Choose Your Own Adventure e-book where you're some sort of wizard-lawyer hybrid. Pretty much immediately broke down and got the full game on sale for $2 (it's $3 retail, so not quite breaking the bank either way).
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 02 Sep 2014, 15:18
I'm playing Super TIME Force because it's FREE
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blyss on 04 Sep 2014, 20:01
Hey Blyss, how far in Borderlands 2 are you?

Just made level fifty and started ultimate vault hunter mode.  Damn.  Just damn. 
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 04 Sep 2014, 20:08
Age of Empires 2.
What? It was on Steam.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Grognard on 04 Sep 2014, 21:02
since I started using DOSbox again, I've been playing way too much
C&C: Red Alert.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 05 Sep 2014, 04:58
A Dark Room. (http://adarkroom.doublespeakgames.com/)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ev4n on 05 Sep 2014, 06:15
FM14.  I seem to go long spells on FM and long spells away from it.

Right now, I'm super annoyed that a bunch of Argentinian teams think I'll sell my leading scorer fro $0.  Um, no.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: cesium133 on 05 Sep 2014, 06:19
FM14.  I seem to go long spells on FM and long spells away from it.

Right now, I'm super annoyed that a bunch of Argentinian teams think I'll sell my leading scorer fro $0.  Um, no.
Is this like Civilization, where they declare war if you don't pay tribute?

(As long as you're playing as an English team and the game is in the Falklands, you'll probably be fine  :roll: ).
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ev4n on 05 Sep 2014, 06:44
FM14.  I seem to go long spells on FM and long spells away from it.

Right now, I'm super annoyed that a bunch of Argentinian teams think I'll sell my leading scorer fro $0.  Um, no.
Is this like Civilization, where they declare war if you don't pay tribute?

(As long as you're playing as an English team and the game is in the Falklands, you'll probably be fine  :roll: ).

Hehe.

Trying to reproduce my epic Chilean small team success from FM2010.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 05 Sep 2014, 16:27
Hey Blyss, how far in Borderlands 2 are you?

Just made level fifty and started ultimate vault hunter mode.  Damn.  Just damn.

Nice, I've seen you playing and been thinking about joining you. I don't think I've tried Ultimate Vault Hunter yet, only True Vault Hunter mode
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: RedWolf4 on 05 Sep 2014, 18:28
Anyone here heard of ZombiesMonstersRobots, or as it goes by ZMR? If you ever played horde mode in Gears of War and loved that, this is definitely a game for you.

The way it treats purchases will be REALLY off-putting though.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blyss on 05 Sep 2014, 19:37
Nice, I've seen you playing and been thinking about joining you. I don't think I've tried Ultimate Vault Hunter yet, only True Vault Hunter mode

Well, after a few hours of getting my ass handed to me, I switched back to True Vault Hunter mode.  But, yes, feel free to join me anytime.  I'm playing Mechromancer at the moment.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: GarandMarine on 20 Sep 2014, 18:05
I just started playing the Borderlands games. I don't hate them... but this is definitely an MMORPG
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blyss on 20 Sep 2014, 19:36
I now have the complete set of both games and I'm looking forward to the Pre-Sequel.  It's certainly a different take on the FPS genre for me, and I have fun playing with my friends.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 20 Sep 2014, 19:52
Borderlands! It has all the taste of MMO-like questing and looting with none of the calories of a mandatory internet connection and getting harassed by strangers! Friends entirely optional! Buy now!

I played the shit out of Borderlands, as did my dad, but when I got Borderlands 2 it was mainly for him and I didn't touch it for months. When I finally got around to trying it, I was bored within minutes. Then, after finishing my master's thesis I really needed something to take my mind off things, and the Borderlands 2 treadmill was ideal. So I played to level 20, which was when I finally got fed up with "go here, kill that" and juggling loot around, and stopped playing it entirely. It's a nice game, but enjoying it depends on either tolerating or ignoring the fact you're on a treadmill.

Currently I'm mainly playing Hearthstone, even though there are plenty of other games I'd like to play more, but I won't allow myself to spend big money* on anything now that my student financing has dried up. Oh well, there's always bundles!

*To me that means any one game that's five euros or more. If nothing else, the astounding devaluation of PC games is pretty good for my wallet.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: GarandMarine on 20 Sep 2014, 20:43
I got both games for something like $20. So I'm not too mussed.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Active Madness on 21 Sep 2014, 05:03
Rotating between playing Fallen Enchantress and The Walking Dead Season 1.

I realised the other day that I hardly ever play 360 games anymore. I think part of it is that the TV it's attached to gets used fairly often, but there's something about playing on a laptop I find more appealing these days.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Kugai on 21 Sep 2014, 21:35
I've actually gotten hooked on Diggy's Adventure on FB.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Pilchard123 on 22 Sep 2014, 00:11
I got Civ V yesterday, then proceeded to play it from 17:00 to 00:00 (with about an hour break for food). This is not good.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ChaoSera on 22 Sep 2014, 00:15
I got Civ V yesterday, then proceeded to play it from 17:00 to 00:00 (with about an hour break for food). This is not good.
Don't worry, that's totally normal.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ev4n on 22 Sep 2014, 06:13
Rotating between playing Fallen Enchantress ...

FE:Legendary Heroes?  Such a good game.  I almost got back into it yesterday.

I got Civ V yesterday, then proceeded to play it from 17:00 to 00:00 (with about an hour break for food). This is not good.

I'm playing Casimir on level 4.  I think this might wind up being my first "neutral" diffiiculty win.  Got Great Library, 3 cities on a river for gardens, and am pushing Tourism as hard as I can.  I'm also first or second in military right now, so that might help.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ChaoSera on 22 Sep 2014, 06:18
For some reason I am incapable of achieving the new Cultural Victory (Tourism etc.). I got the old one (Utopia Project) easy but since the last addon I can't manage to get the new one. I usually play on king difficutly, I think that's 5? Anyway, I can manage to get every victory except for cultural on this difficulty and it annoys me so much.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Active Madness on 22 Sep 2014, 06:22
That's about par for the course with Civilization games. Prepare to lose huge chunks of your life to its greatness.

I've got a real soft spot for the Civilization games, I've gotta admit. One of my first gaming memories is my dad teaching me how to play. I was terrible, but I was hooked.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ev4n on 22 Sep 2014, 06:48
For some reason I am incapable of achieving the new Cultural Victory (Tourism etc.). I got the old one (Utopia Project) easy but since the last addon I can't manage to get the new one. I usually play on king difficutly, I think that's 5? Anyway, I can manage to get every victory except for cultural on this difficulty and it annoys me so much.

Rushing Drama&Poetry, Guilds, Acoustics, then Archaeology help.  Playing Brazil can help a ton - you try to max happiness and get the wonder that extends duration of golden ages.  Tourism seems to be something you need to start on early.  If you get a late start on great works, it can be hard slogging catching up to the cultural civs.

Actually, the fastest tourism win I ever had was high faith, get 2 different faith bulidings (ie cathedrals and pagodas), then take Sacred Sites.  On a wide civ, this can be SO MUCH tourism.  At King difficulty, chances are you won't get 2 faith buildings, but Sacred Sites is still excellent if you have one.

This will be my first tourism try with my writers, musicians and artists guilds all on fresh water (for gardens), so I'm hoping it will go faster.  I also hit a couple of early wonders with great works or theming bonus, so hopefully that will help.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ev4n on 23 Sep 2014, 06:36
Man, this is why I suck at SC2 - I'm always forgetting something.

This game on Civ4, playing difficulty 4, I decide to shoot for cultural/tourism victory.  I get 3 cities on fresh water for gardens, rush the writer/artist/musician guild, keep up enough military to keep the aggressive civs off my back (though honestly, this has to be the most pacifist game I've ever been in, everyone loves everyone).  But I forget to finish exploring, and i meet the second continent quite late, wasting some of my early tourism generation.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: HauntingPoem on 23 Sep 2014, 16:04
I play Civ 5 exclusively on marathon speed. Doing my first domination victory (King Difficulty/England) and let me tell you it's hard. At war with like 4 different civ,  but i'm currently in the industrial age and getting 513 gold a turn so that's nice.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Orkboy on 23 Sep 2014, 21:12
I started playing Thief.  It manages to hold on to the feel of the first games, with shiny new graphics.  Is good.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ankhtahr on 23 Sep 2014, 21:36
I decided to get some relaxation. Gunpoint is fun!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 24 Sep 2014, 04:09
I dug out Saint's Row: The Third for PC yesterday. My god I forgot how addictive that game is. :psyduck:
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: RedWolf4 on 24 Sep 2014, 06:18
Picked myself Dungeon of the Endless up on steam today, it's been a weirdly pleasing bit of fun, although I feel like I should have nabbed Broken Age or Kentucky Route Zero.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: GarandMarine on 24 Sep 2014, 11:20
I dug out Saint's Row: The Third for PC yesterday. My god I forgot how addictive that game is. :psyduck:
I actually liked SR 4 better in the end, but that's like arguing which gold bar you like best out of a pile.

So. Borderlands is okay. Still feels like an MMO, and claptrap makes me want to hurt things.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ev4n on 25 Sep 2014, 06:11
I bought Europa Universalis 4 from the humble store the other day.  I've done the tutorials, and can't wait to play a game.

I know grand strategy isn't for everyone, but I thought Crusader Kings 2 was one of the best games I've ever played.  (And one of the funniest)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 25 Sep 2014, 08:09
I dug out Saint's Row: The Third for PC yesterday. My god I forgot how addictive that game is. :psyduck:
I actually liked SR 4 better in the end, but that's like arguing which gold bar you like best out of a pile.

So. Borderlands is okay. Still feels like an MMO, and claptrap makes me want to hurt things.

I'm guessing you aren't going to buy the pre-sequel then, where he's a playable character? :)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: GarandMarine on 26 Sep 2014, 01:45
I only bought 1 and 2 cause I had store credit and could get'em for $20 total.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: samuraisc on 28 Sep 2014, 04:43
Just started playing Wasteland 2. I've had access to the beta since it came out, but I avoided it until actual release date. It's so much fun, but it's also kind of face-meltingly difficult. And post apocalyptic stuff is right up my alley.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Pilchard123 on 28 Sep 2014, 08:26
It's more a game I'm looking forward to than one I've been playing, but Beyond Earth is looking
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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Jimor on 28 Sep 2014, 17:13
Been getting a lot of play out of Space Engineers (http://www.spaceengineersgame.com/) lately. Sandbox game where you mine asteroids for raw materials and build spaceships out of blocks you can make from them. Almost pure sandbox, other than some NPC drone ships you can hijack to either use or breakdown for parts. I've just build a large mining ship that can chew right through the core of any asteroid.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 01 Oct 2014, 11:34
Huzzah!
My copy of Ultimate Street Fighter 4 has been delivered.  Once I get home I can pick it up from the concierge.

(http://i.imgur.com/wbkcF7O.jpg?1)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: MegaBarrakuda on 01 Oct 2014, 12:02
I bought myself Dark Souls 2 week ago and I haven't sleep since. Who needs life anyway?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Game and Watch Forever on 05 Oct 2014, 10:24
Been playing the new Smash Bros. on 3DS! I'm enjoying the hell out of it, even though Mewtwo got snubbed yet again. Still, can't complain with so many other characters to choose...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: GarandMarine on 05 Oct 2014, 14:39
Still playing Borderlands... it's not bad, but I see where Yahtzee was coming from when he says it feels like a slightly bland, boring MMO. Could use some enemy variety and terrain variety beyond "shooting Jason Vorhees in a scrap yard"
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blyss on 05 Oct 2014, 19:22
Still playing Borderlands... it's not bad, but I see where Yahtzee was coming from when he says it feels like a slightly bland, boring MMO. Could use some enemy variety and terrain variety beyond "shooting Jason Vorhees in a scrap yard"

I'll agree with you on that.  To be honest, the game was getting stale for me, then some friends informed me that they play, and we all got on together.  That was a lot more fun.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Fig on 05 Oct 2014, 19:40
I've been playing the mess out of SSB for 3DS.  I played it so much yesterday my hands cramped up from being curled around my 3DS. 
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: TheDan on 08 Oct 2014, 17:48
I love checking out a lot of old school games, especially stuff that I missed out on. I tried my hand at some of the old Sierra adventure games recently (Space Quest, Kings Quest, etc). Needless to say, I died. Pretty quickly. And hilariously. But it was pretty interesting.

I definitely want to get the new Smash Bros. I'll probably get a WiiU when the game comes out for it.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Fig on 08 Oct 2014, 18:05
The smaller screen does detract from it a bit, but that may be because I'm playing on the original 3DS and not the 3DS XL but still, it's hella fun.  I love how I can just take out my DS and get a few 5 minute smashes in while I'm on my 15s.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ev4n on 09 Oct 2014, 15:13
Back into the FFX remake for a bit.  Getting close to the end, I hope.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Netrunner on 10 Oct 2014, 12:22
New-ish person, here.

I just finished Wolfenstein: the new order. Was excellent. I'm currently playing Deadpool (it's dumb in all the right ways.) and getting my ass kicked in Shadows of Mordor (Christ, the difficulty in this game can jump unexpectedly.). And that's in between playing Final Fantasy 14. (Batzmaru Baruha on Excalibur server, if anyone plays.) I also play smatterings of Smite, LoL and Infinite Crisis.

Looking forward to the Borderlands Pre-sequel and the new Dragon Age, thought I want to replay the first two in order to both give myself some time to have money and to see what the reviews say.

Non electronic, I play as much Android Netrunner as I possibly can.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blyss on 14 Oct 2014, 09:29
In between Destiny runs, 3 friends and I got into the co-op for Farcry 3 (something 2 of us had never done before) and up until the server kicked us all out and started lagging like crazy, we had a great time.  That was really a lot of fun, and I had no idea.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 14 Oct 2014, 10:37
Aerobat. (http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=39635.0) There's only an outdated beta build (free to download) but it's so good. My high score is 22800.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 14 Oct 2014, 10:44
Civ 5....eagerly awaiting Civ:Beyond Earth
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 14 Oct 2014, 15:27
Alright folks (on the Xbox 360), time to put down Destiny and join me on Pandora's moon in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blyss on 14 Oct 2014, 19:30
Alright folks (on the Xbox 360), time to put down Destiny and join me on Pandora's moon in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

I so want to, but am unable at the moment.  As soon as possible, I will be doing that.  :)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Oct 2014, 23:27
Time to go back to Dragon Age Origins to finish prepping for Inquisition. Oooh Far Cry 4 too!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Masterpiece on 15 Oct 2014, 00:51
Here's me wishing I had a machine that could make these games work
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 21 Oct 2014, 18:34
Sat down with Shadows blah blah Mordor tonight.

Mm....
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 21 Oct 2014, 19:13
I haven't got the money for Shadow of Mordor yet, but I am so freaking excited for it
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Fig on 22 Oct 2014, 06:35
Just broke out Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the first time in a while.  Trying to get everything without resorting to cheating but it's so hard waiting for time.  It's just a jump to the left...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: SubaruStephen on 22 Oct 2014, 12:21
I have been playing Civilization since Civ 3 and I must honestly say that I liked 4 the least of all, dunno why. I'm really looking forward to Beyond Earth, though.
Civilization in Space?
Didn't that used to be called Sid Myers's Alpha Centari?


I've been playing the first Risen on 360, stupid gnomes keep one-shotting me, they've killed me more times than I can remember.

Just bought GTA 5 last Saturday.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 22 Oct 2014, 12:26
I play a lot of games on and off, most common being Trackmania since the 19th of January of 2006, but as of late, Borderlands 2.

So much.

So very much.

Did you know that you can have a sniper that literally fires storms? It's awesome in so many levels you can kill a boss or two with that.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 22 Oct 2014, 12:46
The Last Of Us. Partner played it already and is watching me play it and he's finding it really interesting how I'm interpreting and doing things differently to him.

Also when I first heard of the game it was from one of my brothers and it took me way too long to realise he wasn't saying, "The Lasdivus".
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: SubaruStephen on 22 Oct 2014, 12:48
My favorite Borderlands 2 gun is the rifle that berates you for using it. Also for not using it. For reloading. For not hitting a target....
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 22 Oct 2014, 12:56
My favorite Borderlands 2 gun is the rifle that berates you for using it. Also for not using it. For reloading. For not hitting a target....

The Morningstar? Fun fact: It's also stupid powerful. Each critical hit adds +60% (additive) critical hit bonus, infintely stackable (but with each stack having its own life timer, making the theoretical maximum 3 or 4 stacks). If you happen to play Sniper Zer0, you can get massive damage with it. And it's also almost laser accurate. Wonderful all around.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 13 Nov 2014, 21:01
I had a moment of weakness and bought the original copies of Warcraft, Warcraft 2, and Warcraft 2 x-pac.

Here's to hoping I can get it to work on my vista machine when it comes in...

(https://i.imgur.com/qKPQS7J.gif)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: explicit on 13 Nov 2014, 21:56
People play newish things here!? I'm in a community that's split between ARMA 3, CSGO, and WoW mostly. I myself seem to only play oldish games when I'm not on CSGO, not to mention my xbox broke, so there's that.

BTW civ 3 was the best one.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 14 Nov 2014, 06:06
Finished the Blade Runner PC game. It's very 90s gameplay.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Nov 2014, 11:27
Replaying Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon to warm up for Far Cry 4 next week.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 14 Nov 2014, 12:03
For a localization job I made for Ubi I have FC3 lying around. I might have to buy blood dragon this weekend...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 16 Nov 2014, 19:24
My girlfriend (a Doctor in microbiology) and I made a virus in Plague:Inc
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10384271_10105804549333424_7262792951707409926_n.jpg?oh=77216505e9b8439024ebed95cead6f0c&oe=54D8116A&__gda__=1424319295_232ba1e9a58ea83acb073c390de710d3)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: kryptoknight on 16 Nov 2014, 20:16
I'm currently replaying Dragon Age Origins and Dragon Age II in anticipation for DA: Inquisition.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ev4n on 17 Nov 2014, 05:12
Saturday was a glorious run in EU4, trying to to grow a Huron nation that would be both prosperous and resiliant to the West.  Wound up allied to France, and I was apparently strong enough that I had to rival first Denmark then later Great Britain, so I must have been doing ok.

Sunday I decided to try GW2 PvE.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Masterpiece on 17 Nov 2014, 05:28
Totally hooked on Binding of Isaac: Rebirth lately. It didn't help that I found out that my Surface Pro runs the game no problem. This game is going to be my airplane/train/on holidays game.

Also Azazel is way overpowered, but that makes him SO fun to play.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Grognard on 17 Nov 2014, 16:22
well, I was a nice Dad this weekend, and downloaded
(http://logonoid.com/images/world-of-tanks-logo.png)
for my son to play again.

It seems that
(http://logonoid.com/images/world-of-tanks-logo.png)
is his favorite video game.

I'll be darned if I didn't get addicted to
(http://logonoid.com/images/world-of-tanks-logo.png)
as well.

I found myself playing
(http://logonoid.com/images/world-of-tanks-logo.png)
at 0130, and reminded myself I had to got to work.

I gotta watch myself.  This
(http://logonoid.com/images/world-of-tanks-logo.png)
thing might totally ruin my life.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: SubaruStephen on 17 Nov 2014, 16:45
Getting my pirate on with Assasins Creed: Black Flag.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blyss on 17 Nov 2014, 17:11
Far Cry 3, and of course, Destiny.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: GarandMarine on 21 Nov 2014, 13:44
Far Cry 4 and Dragon Age Inquisition, some minor niggles with both, my continuing gripe about Far Cry's kinda sticky weapons selection, and DA:I's lack of a visible level for enemies and slightly poor scaling and can make for some random splatter deaths, but I've sunk about 10-12 hours in each and both were excellent expenditures I'll be enjoying for quite some time.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: RedWolf4 on 21 Nov 2014, 14:45
I spent two days hammering out Last of Us for the PS4, then spent one day watching Regular Show to recover emotionally. Now it's on to the next Dragon Age, and yes, the lack of level indicators suckssss.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 22 Nov 2014, 16:53
Man, I spent the whole afternoon playing Wipeout Pulse in a psp emu and now the ISO won't load properly. Both that and the GTPSP actually. Kinda mad.

Oh well, I still have RR2. I might redownload those ISOs when I have more drive space and proper internetz.

And to be fair, I also have a plethora of other racing games (Trackmania (which I've been playing for almost 9 years now), almost every NFS since 2, Midtown Madness 2, Ridge Racer Unbounded, Colin McRae DiRT...)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: GarandMarine on 22 Nov 2014, 22:18
More DA:I nitpicks, the crafting system's a fucking pain.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: RedWolf4 on 23 Nov 2014, 02:13
The requisition system is also painful on occasion.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: SubaruStephen on 23 Nov 2014, 10:02
Is DA:I worth getting on the 360, or should I wait untill I have a Xbox One, because it's the only game the One has at the moment that I'm interested in.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: GarandMarine on 23 Nov 2014, 17:09
How soon are you getting an Xbox 1?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: SubaruStephen on 23 Nov 2014, 23:53
Not sure, probably sometime when I some spare $s and it has a decent amount of 5 star games. I'm still kinda pissed at them forcing the Kinnect on people who don't want it.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: GarandMarine on 24 Nov 2014, 06:00
They have a kinect-less version now. I'd say don't bother with the one for another year at least and grab DA:I when you can. You can get all the new releases on the 360 any way.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 24 Nov 2014, 06:16
I'm not getting an Xbone unless and until Fallout 4 gets announced.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 24 Nov 2014, 06:20
I really want one for Rise of the Tomb Raider
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Post by: osaka on 24 Nov 2014, 06:21
I'd want one for Forza 5 and Horizon 2 (although I'm probably grabbing that one for the 360 soon-ish)
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Post by: explicit on 24 Nov 2014, 21:46
My response:

(http://i.imgur.com/QQo8Lr2.png)

I do actually wish my xbox wasn't broke so I could play NHL and Madden again, sad times.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 24 Nov 2014, 22:54
Heads up, at about 20 hours in, Inquisition kicks you directly in the feels. It's fucking amazing. Welcome back Bioware you beautiful sons of a bitch.
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Post by: ev4n on 26 Nov 2014, 06:00
Bought Sims 4 to play with my wife.
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Post by: Detachable Felix on 26 Nov 2014, 13:20
I'm not getting DA:Inquisition for another week or so so I went back and started at Origins. All of it. Then Awakening, and now DA:II. Help where has my life gone  :psyduck:
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Post by: osaka on 26 Nov 2014, 13:36
Hey, I have the same problem with Wipeout Pulse now.
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Post by: explicit on 26 Nov 2014, 13:41
I have 1300 hours on counter strike: GO and 1500 hours on counter strike: Source.

You can say that my life was went no where good.
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Post by: RedWolf4 on 27 Nov 2014, 23:44
So Bioware has made the one game this year that I would say wasn't overhyped. Kudos, fella's, it looks like you learned from the end of ME3.
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 28 Nov 2014, 18:12
Braved the Black Friday mob and got DA:I and the extended edition of the 2nd Hobbit movie.
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Post by: 94ssd on 29 Nov 2014, 05:19
So I now have $20 of Steam money and would love suggestions on what to spend it on, the one caveat being that I will not spend my own money subjecting myself to horror games.

My real and facebook friends have already suggested The Binding of Isaac, Organ Trail, and Orcs Must Die. Personally I'm feeling inclined towards Shovel Knight. But although the game looks fun I'm left questioning whether it has $15 worth of content and replayability.
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Post by: LTK on 29 Nov 2014, 05:51
Shovel Knight is an extraordinary work of retro craftsmanship, but someone reasonably skilled at platformers will probably complete it quite quickly. New Game Plus and achievements do add some replayability but for me, once I'd completed the entire game I didn't particularly feel like completing the extra challenges like collect all the treasure in one level, complete a level without getting hurt, and so on. Those are actually frikkin hard. But it's still installed on my laptop for when I want to play it on the train or something.

If you're a big fan of 8-bit retro and Nintendo Hard, you will definitely get your money's worth, but if not, I think you'll still enjoy it while it lasts you.

In other news, I've been replaying Deus Ex, following this walkthrough (http://www.it-he.org/deus.htm) that comes closest to roleplaying the game as Deadpool. If you didn't have an urge to replay Deus Ex now, after reading that guide you totally will. And if you don't own Deus Ex, now's the perfect opportunity to buy it!
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Post by: 94ssd on 29 Nov 2014, 06:36
I decided to use $3 for Sid Meier's Pirates, just because I recently found my old disc of it and it didn't work, which made me sad.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 29 Nov 2014, 07:27
Shadowrun Returns is $5 for the Deluxe edition and well worth it, especially with a vibrant community churning out new campaigns all the time.
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Post by: explicit on 29 Nov 2014, 11:22
I've heard nothing but bad things about dues ex

Somethings that are on sale atm which I'd recommend:

Fallout: New Vegas $2.50 (or $5 for the ultimate edition)

Terraria: $2

Anno 2070: $7.50

State of Decay: $5

Banished: $10

Borderlands 2: $5

Battleblock Theater: $3.75 (funniest story, at least watch the trailer)




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Post by: LTK on 29 Nov 2014, 11:54
I've heard nothing but bad things about dues ex
You have been fed lies and slander by the cronies of the cabal of big publishers who want nothing but to keep us enslaved to iterations of the same games every year. The Y2K classic DEUS EX (as in Deus Ex Machina) is the best game ever.
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Post by: Edguy on 29 Nov 2014, 12:00
I picked up FTL again a week ago. Bought it while it was all the hype, but never really played it. I've gotten a little bit of success, but still though.. This game is bloody hard! I've managed to beat the boss ship once (but not finished it), but that's all. On easy. Gotten two extra ships, the Engi one and the Zoltan one. Halberd beam is pretty OP the first two thirds of the game, where I can just one-shot most any enemy with it!
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Post by: explicit on 29 Nov 2014, 12:41
I've heard nothing but bad things about dues ex
You have been fed lies and slander by the cronies of the cabal of big publishers who want nothing but to keep us enslaved to iterations of the same games every year. The Y2K classic DEUS EX (as in Deus Ex Machina) is the best game ever.

Ah, I thought you meant the new one that got a metascore of like, 50.

Wait a minute. I just just checked and am wrong... wtf game was I thinking of...

EDIT for the 2nd time! I was thinking of Deus Ex: The Fall
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 29 Nov 2014, 12:45
Deus Ex: invisible war?
Or the Deus Ex PS2 version?
Because neither of those were that good
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Post by: osaka on 29 Nov 2014, 13:05
I had a friend that used to run stress tests on his computer by spawning 100 LAWs on Deus Ex with cheats. Fond memories of the game xD.

I was ass tho.

On another note, on Goat MMO sim you can thrash the server room. So we can say it's pretty excellent all around.
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Post by: explicit on 29 Nov 2014, 13:09
Goat Simulator, there are no glitches, just extra features!
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Post by: osaka on 29 Nov 2014, 13:20
Of course. I love that you can basically move at the speed of sound by strafe-jumping on the water xD

Another thing to play by the cheap now: Gunpoint. It's a short and fun stealth puzzle game with Workshop support. In the words of the kind gentleman who bought it for me long ago, "It's Watch_Dogs but with pixels. And worth a damn."
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Post by: Masterpiece on 29 Nov 2014, 15:18
DEUS EX HUMAN REVOLUTION WAS A GREAT GAME AND I WILL PUNCH ANYBODY WHO SAYS OTHERWISE.
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Post by: RedWolf4 on 29 Nov 2014, 15:22
Otherwise.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 29 Nov 2014, 17:12
Choose Your Own Ending -Omatic
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Post by: LTK on 29 Nov 2014, 17:49
Ah, I thought you meant the new one that got a metascore of like, 50.

Wait a minute. I just just checked and am wrong... wtf game was I thinking of...

EDIT for the 2nd time! I was thinking of Deus Ex: The Fall
Oh my GOD, Deus Ex: The Fall was the first Deus Ex you learned of? That is a colossal injustice. Criminal.

Let me tell you about the series. In the beginning there was Deus Ex, a game that captured the hearts and minds of all those who saw its splendor (and could look past the admittedly terrible graphics). Then a sequel called Deus Ex: Invisible War came out, and the disciples of JC Denton proclaimed it as a work of utter heresy, as its changes to the formula resulted only in a game that could not live up to the original. The third game in the series, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, was a prequel that, due to its massive budget and modern sensibilities, came out as almost a complete reinterpretation. All the technology was made to look futuristic by the standards of 2011, which a substantial change from the gloomy dystopia of the original. In spite of some design decisions that many people agree were total missteps (mandatory, single-solution boss fights! Press X to Be Awesome combat!) Human Revolution was well-received across the board and generally regarded as a Proper Deus Ex game.

In one respect, Invisible War is sort of the black sheep in the series, but The Fall isn't even worthy of that title. Invisible War is a good game in its own right, but didn't break away from the shadow of its Big Brother. Human Revolution was released at a time where it could gain a whole new audience with its triple-A appeal, but the dark side of this is that a lazily developed mobile game tie-in was pushed out the door some time later, with a half-assed PC port no one asked for not far behind. It was met with mild curiosity prior to its release, and with total disregard after. I had honestly forgotten that it existed, and I think that every Deus Ex fan will agree that you should never speak of it again.
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Post by: LTK on 29 Nov 2014, 17:58
Otherwise.
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Post by: explicit on 29 Nov 2014, 18:05
I think that every Deus Ex fan will agree that you should never speak of it again.

Noted

hmmm, human revolution, $10, 91 metascore? Might try.

I feel weird about playing any other FPS on my computer besides counter strike though, I literally never did it before.
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Post by: osaka on 29 Nov 2014, 18:17
I felt weird about playing FPSes at all and now I have over 500 hours on BL2, and spent a whole year playing CS1.6 with friends
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Post by: Blyss on 29 Nov 2014, 18:47
Finally beat Far Cry 3.  I was already disappointed with my first partial playthrough and Vaas's death.  No satisfaction whatsoever there.  Then the next boss was a disappointing QTE knife fight, and yeah I made my choice.  To be honest, I was kind of let down with the story ending, though I really do like the exploration of the island, and taking over territory.  I think the open world part was more fun than the rest.
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Post by: 94ssd on 30 Nov 2014, 12:21
Oh my GOD, Deus Ex: The Fall was the first Deus Ex you learned of? That is a colossal injustice. Criminal.

That would be like if Brotherhood of Steel was the first Fallout someone learned of.
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Post by: explicit on 30 Nov 2014, 16:50
I blame the steam store.
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Post by: LTK on 30 Nov 2014, 18:35
Oh my GOD, Deus Ex: The Fall was the first Deus Ex you learned of? That is a colossal injustice. Criminal.

That would be like if Brotherhood of Steel was the first Fallout someone learned of.
Fuck no, it would be like if EA's mobile Dungeon Keeper game was the first someone learned of Dungeon Keeper. Actually, that would be worse!
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Post by: ev4n on 01 Dec 2014, 05:18
DEUS EX HUMAN REVOLUTION WAS A GREAT GAME AND I WILL PUNCH ANYBODY WHO SAYS OTHERWISE.

I tried twice, and could not get into it.  Then again, I'm pretty blasé about first person shooters.
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Post by: 94ssd on 01 Dec 2014, 06:09
Oh my GOD, Deus Ex: The Fall was the first Deus Ex you learned of? That is a colossal injustice. Criminal.

That would be like if Brotherhood of Steel was the first Fallout someone learned of.
Fuck no, it would be like if EA's mobile Dungeon Keeper game was the first someone learned of Dungeon Keeper. Actually, that would be worse!

I promise you there is nothing worse than someone's view of Fallout, one of the greatest game series of all time for my money, being tainted by that 100% wrong in every respect piece of shit.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 01 Dec 2014, 20:31
I will argue with anyone that Brotherhood of Steel successfully captured several crumbs of Fallout. Mind you they stumbled at pretty much every other step; the game really IS shite. But I'll stand firmly behind bits of it.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 01 Dec 2014, 20:33
In better news:

GUYS GUYS

GUYS

You should grab your friends

and be a SPACETEAM (http://www.sleepingbeastgames.com/spaceteam/)

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Post by: Kugai on 01 Dec 2014, 22:13
To be honest, it's been a long time since I played any Games as you guys do.  I used to play Runescape a lot back in the early 2000's, right up until two or three years ago, but I lost interest in it.


Mostly I've been playing Games on FB

Super City
Diggy's Adventure
Bejewled Blitz
Farmville 2
Bubble Safari

That's about the extent of it these days

As well as living vicariously through The Mighty Jingles on his YouTube Channel.  :-D
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Post by: explicit on 01 Dec 2014, 22:32
I bought Farcry 3 and Castle Crashers on steam, seeing as they were 75% and 90% off respectively. I hope Castle Crashers is as funny as Battleblock Theater, which is the funniest game I ever played (which is also on sale).
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 08 Dec 2014, 14:25
I just discovered that the soundtracks are included with Civ V and Civ:BE. :D
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Post by: 94ssd on 08 Dec 2014, 15:29
So I went and downloaded Shovel Knight. It's a lot of fun but I'm really, really bad at it.
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Post by: LTK on 08 Dec 2014, 16:32
I played The Floor Is Jelly.

It went pretty much exactly as you would expect when the floor is jelly, but the final level was the biggest piece of pointless, frustrating bullshit I've ever seen. It's a fun game apart from that.
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Post by: osaka on 08 Dec 2014, 17:01
Alternating Sonic games from the Sega bundle. The Sonic story in Adventure DX is the single most annoying piece of platforming I've ever played. All the game is baby difficulty except for the final boss, which has like 25 different mechanics.

On the other side, levelling up AGES in Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed is an exercise of futility. Superboost AGES only has 2/5 top speed, accel and handling. Like, really Sega. What's the point of making a dude that's only unlockable after finishing the world tour in hard when he's going to be THIS BAD. And to unlock AGES mod for AGES you need to finish the world tour in expert. Although 4/5 speed and 6/5 boost seem pretty nice for the game, but at that point it's basically pointless.
Best car is still speed mod team TF2. And you get to drive as a Pyro, which is nice. A close second is Dreamcast Shadow (5-1-1-5), several different levels of impossible to handle but SO GODDAMN EFFING FAST OH MY GOD. And utterly unbeatable in a Boost Race (no items, extra boost pads) context.

Oh how different it is to the original SASR. Where the OP dudes were Amigo's "maraca" (it looks like a Sriracha bottle to me) and Alex Kidd's bike (which looks like a Kawa ZX4), both severely lacking in the top speed department (in fact, I think Amigo had the lowest). In my opinion, that game was more about the driving and had better level design. But it lacked a bit of "object fairness", and some tracks were pretty knowledge-dependant. While Race of AGES, in Transformed, still is (if you manage to land a 1-2 second difference after lap 1 and evade all hits in lap 2, you can pretty much consider yourself victor), it's just 1 track that's also the final one. I'd say "Sorta like Rainbow Road", but there's a track set in Sonic Colors that's literally Aeropolis - Screw Drive from F-Zero AX on the Rainbow Road roads.
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Post by: ev4n on 11 Dec 2014, 08:04
Finished my second EU4 playthrough yesterday.  Played as the Huron.  Westernized, and converted to Catholicism.  The latter might not have been necessary, or advisable, but the French colonies all loved me forever.

In the late game (1780-1820), the French/Huron alliance won wars against:
- England (+ colonies) + commonwealth (poland/lithuania)
- Portugal (+ colonies) + Castille (+ colonies)
- England (+ colonies) + Austria + The Hansa

The closest of the fights on the North America front was the second one, as Castille had some pretty big holdings.  France got them to tap out and cancel alliance with Portugal pretty quickly, I assume because of how well the European war was going.

I'm tempted to play an Asian start next, but I'm not sure which region or which country to start as.  So many to choose from.

http://www.eu4wiki.com/Countries
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Post by: LeeC on 11 Dec 2014, 08:08
picked Shovel Knight back up yesterday. I should connect a controller to my computer and stop playing with the keyboard.  I keep dying too easily because my use artifact key is up and attack.

(http://i.imgur.com/VpsfyId.gif)
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Post by: LTK on 11 Dec 2014, 08:21
Then why don't you rebind it to its own key? You would have to be militantly retro to refuse that option.

I'm playing Hearthstone arena with goblins vs gnomes. Having someone to spectate your arena game and help with decisions is immensely helpful.
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Post by: osaka on 11 Dec 2014, 08:37
That might explain why all my hearthstone playing friends use the college cafeteria for that purpose.
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Post by: LeeC on 11 Dec 2014, 08:40
Then why don't you rebind it to its own key? You would have to be militantly retro to refuse that option.
I tried that and it just made things worse.  Like I was too used to the old format.
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Post by: explicit on 11 Dec 2014, 14:41
I remember changing my jump key to mouse wheel up, that was a trip.
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Post by: Detachable Felix on 14 Dec 2014, 23:23
I picked up Injustice: Gods Among Us because it was really cheap. I am impress. The graphics are nothing Flash, but the combat system is so addictive. That and they've manage to have characters like Green Arrow able to fight toe-to-toe with Superman whilst still keeping it very true to the DC Universe. (because as awesome as he is, Superman would just flatten him)
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Post by: Thrillho on 14 Dec 2014, 23:40
I have a lot of niggling issues with that game, honestly.

My favourite (most pathetic) niggle is that when a character takes their final damage to lose a match, they stand up again, only to immediately fall down. Every. Single. Time.
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Post by: Game and Watch Forever on 15 Dec 2014, 07:42
Ha, it's like they made these animations to use for timed matches when the clock runs out and nobody's KOed yet, but the programmers decided it's easier to just code them to always happen!

Also, this reminds me that I still need to at least finish the first volume of the comic linked to the game.
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Post by: osaka on 15 Dec 2014, 07:49
I have a lot of niggling issues with that game, honestly.

My favourite (most pathetic) niggle is that when a character takes their final damage to lose a match, they stand up again, only to immediately fall down. Every. Single. Time.

While it's probably a byproduct of lazy coding, as GWF said before me, I like that aspect. They're supposed to be superheroes, they never give up. It's one last stand, in which their legs fail them. Poetic, in a way.
Remember that in story mode, the matches are 1 round. Works with the story.
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Post by: Thrillho on 15 Dec 2014, 08:28
I'm glad you can explain it in your headcanon. For me, when Joker's down, he shouldn't get up again. And as you said, lazy coding in my book.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 15 Dec 2014, 09:56
It's more likely a "oh, this he's-down-animation is supposed to be immediately followed by the he-gets-up animation, but then the game realizes he's dead and just uses the default kill animation" situation.
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Post by: Thrillho on 16 Dec 2014, 02:07
Well yeah, to me that's bad design.
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Post by: Orkboy on 24 Dec 2014, 11:29
I'm replaying Skyrim as Finn the Human.  It actually makes the game more interesting to think "hero hero hero hero" instead of "I should do that quest to get that item."  I even made a blog thing  (http://theskyrimblog.ning.com/group/character-building/forum/topics/character-build-finn-the-human)for the build. 
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Post by: Thrillho on 24 Dec 2014, 14:52
I played Honest Hearts on Fallout New Vegas.

Disputing my incredibly fucked up first run through, I think it's boring.
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 24 Dec 2014, 15:48
I'm still playing Risen, trying to get that One. Last. Achievement.
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Post by: LTK on 24 Dec 2014, 17:04
Bored of Hearthstone. Now Scrolls!

Also, I finished System Shock 2. That was some weird shit.
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Post by: 94ssd on 24 Dec 2014, 22:36
I played Honest Hearts on Fallout New Vegas.

Disputing my incredibly fucked up first run through, I think it's boring.

I love the characters, but its world is a bit empty and the majority of the main quest is "walk there, get that."
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Post by: explicit on 24 Dec 2014, 22:46
and the majority of the main quest is "walk there, get that."

So it's like most rpgs in that regard, eh?
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Post by: 94ssd on 24 Dec 2014, 22:53
and the majority of the main quest is "walk there, get that."

So it's like most rpgs in that regard, eh?

Yeah, but there's no real sense of engagement or even why the things you're traipsing around to get are important to the plot. I personally found myself being more interested in The Survivalist's story.
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Post by: Thrillho on 25 Dec 2014, 15:43
I played Honest Hearts on Fallout New Vegas.

Disputing my incredibly fucked up first run through, I think it's boring.

I love the characters, but its world is a bit empty and the majority of the main quest is "walk there, get that."

I meant 'disregarding' not 'disputing.' It was late.

Anyway, my original run through, we got attacked, and I thought I had fucked up because all the NPCs get killed. Turns out that's scripted. Anyway I'm on hardcore and the White Legs are kinda tough so I was using my sniper rifle (less than 100lbs of stuff on me, remember) to kill anything that moved before it got to me.

Turns out I killed the first NPC, because he was so slow off the mark in 'saving' me from a particular enemy in a scripted event. I accidentally failed every single quest, turned every NPC against me, found the map of Zion in a pack somewhere and left. Then the closing cinematic rolled. And I had no fucking clue what happened.

So yeah. Turns out the real quest wasn't much better but at least had some decent dialogue.
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Post by: osaka on 25 Dec 2014, 17:45
I got a shock flying sandhawk in BL2. It's all over now.
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Post by: Orkboy on 25 Dec 2014, 18:09
The new Borderlands game is okay.  Most of the characters don't really wow me, but Claptrap is way more awesome than he should be.  Bouncing across the battlefield in a giant inflatable ducky that reflects bullets is my kind of crazy. 
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Post by: osaka on 26 Dec 2014, 07:17
That one's too easy for me. Used Athena because I've developed a taste for electrocuting motherfuckers from playing Legendary Catalyst Gaige, and Athena is unkillable. Gaige, on the other hand, has negative survivability. Pretty hardcore fun for level OP8.

Point is, I stopped at 36 still using Miss Moxxi's Vibra-Pulse (level 16) as main gun, and The ZX-1 as secondary gun (that's 28, got it from the raid boss). If a gun can outlive its level like that and still kill everything in sight...
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Post by: 94ssd on 26 Dec 2014, 19:19
I went to a local video game store before Christmas looking for games to buy for people, and I discovered that their used games section was an absolute treasure trove. I'm currently playing Red Faction: Guerrilla, a game I greatly enjoyed but never finished because it was lost several years ago (along with several other games and a PSP) in a bit of familial drama involving a shithead cousin.

Very few things in gaming can match the raw satisfaction of smashing apart whatever you want with a sledgehammer.
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Post by: osaka on 27 Dec 2014, 04:43
This Horizon 2 is excellent people. And the Street Rivals division has like all the cars.
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Post by: Welu on 27 Dec 2014, 10:12
Final Fantasy IV. I'm just before the last battle and attempted it once already. It is hard.
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Post by: 94ssd on 02 Jan 2015, 06:42
I bought an external hard drive so that I could buy games from the Xbox Marketplace. I bought Red Dead Redemption and it took the better part of 6 hours to install.
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Post by: Welu on 03 Jan 2015, 11:51
On to FFV now. I've got far in this one but always got distracted from it. I want to hug all the characters, especially Faris.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 06 Jan 2015, 16:54
Gave in to the allure of Mount & Blade (specifically Warband, with the Floris mod pack).

Fucking Swadia. Why did I accept their vassalage invitation? Why couldn't I talk goddamned King Harlaus into *not* making me the Marshall? Ah well, at least we're only fighting one war now, instead of three. Fucking Swadia.

Also picked up Far Cry 3 again, since I've been watching Evelyn play 4. Gonna beat it this time, for better and worse.
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Post by: Orkboy on 06 Jan 2015, 21:15
When my buddy was playing Mount & Blade, the controls looked a little clunky.  How's the gameplay mechanics?
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 07 Jan 2015, 03:50
They are a little clunky, and the game is a little more ragged and holey at times than it has much right to be. (getting Warband, a glorified remake of the original, and hitting up the mod community can help with that mostly).

That said, it comes together surprisingly compellingly, striking out into the wartorn kingdoms of Calradia. The whole 'move your mouse the direction you want to attack/block as you press the button' thing takes time to adjust to, but works.
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Post by: 94ssd on 07 Jan 2015, 07:01
I've been replaying L.A. Noire and I forgot how much I love this game, even though I'm kind of bad at the interrogations (the faces telegraph whether the suspect is telling the truth or lying, it's a matter of knowing what piece of evidence to use)

Apparently Team Bondi is working on a new game (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whore_of_the_Orient) using the same facial capture technology that L.A. Noire uses.
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Post by: kensen on 07 Jan 2015, 11:57
spending my time between replaying Dragon Age 2 in preparation for starting inquisition while also playing some War Thunder and a few other games.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 07 Jan 2015, 13:20
As mentioned, I'm playing Kantai Collection, I is can be full weeb now?
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Post by: Castlerook on 07 Jan 2015, 17:50
Playing Dragon Age Inquisition (I was really behind in getting it, liking it at the moment).
Also trying Mordheim's early access on Steam at the moment. Because it's an early access game, there isn't a huge amount of content and it's a little clunky in places, but it's definitely fun!
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Post by: LTK on 07 Jan 2015, 17:51
NUCLEAR THRONE
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Post by: Castlerook on 07 Jan 2015, 18:00
spending my time between replaying Dragon Age 2 in preparation for starting inquisition while also playing some War Thunder and a few other games.
You know, you only have to create Hawke and load up the save in DA: Keep.
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Post by: kensen on 07 Jan 2015, 18:10
i know but i still like the game so i decided to play through it again
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Post by: osaka on 08 Jan 2015, 17:24
I CALL SHENANIGANS ON THIS BORDERLANDS 2 SETUP I WAS GIFTED BY RNGESUS. I now have on my Legendary Catalyst Gaige a shock Topneaa (which can only be described as full-auto doomsday weapon) and an 88% absorb chance Sham (a shield that absorbs bullets shot at it). Clearing up a whole map takes -32 rockets. And I am not kidding. This is full blown bullshit right here.

Which is kinda funny because I was doing this with a friend that uses Zer0 and he was just watching things get destroyed. We went to a map where there's a boss who also likes rockets for a bit of a showdown and he literally disappeared. The boss I mean.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 08 Jan 2015, 20:06
Just put Far Cry 3 to bed.

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Extra fun thought: Some players probably did say 'yeah all that sounds like a good idea.
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Post by: explicit on 08 Jan 2015, 20:25
I CALL SHENANIGANS ON THIS BORDERLANDS 2 SETUP I WAS GIFTED BY RNGESUS. I now have on my Legendary Catalyst Gaige a shock Topneaa (which can only be described as full-auto doomsday weapon) and an 88% absorb chance Sham (a shield that absorbs bullets shot at it). Clearing up a whole map takes -32 rockets. And I am not kidding. This is full blown bullshit right here.

Which is kinda funny because I was doing this with a friend that uses Zer0 and he was just watching things get destroyed. We went to a map where there's a boss who also likes rockets for a bit of a showdown and he literally disappeared. The boss I mean.

Fun bonus I had while playing borderlands. I use a sniper in most games, usually just for fun because I am better with a rifle, but damn did it get me good at scouting in CS.

So, I gotta finish Borderlands 2 and Farcry 3, though I lost some interest in F3 once the main villain died.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 08 Jan 2015, 21:08
Hoyt's an okay villain (and unlike someone told me once, he really is there since the opening sequences) but Vaas really does steal the show. Doesn't help that he's a lot more personal.

Second half of the game, by the way, does break up some of the routine from the first, in pleasant ways. Not entirely, it's still Far Cry 3, but hey.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 08 Jan 2015, 23:00
The Ending of Far Cry 3 makes me call shens. The only ending that really makes sense for Jason is utter shite.
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Post by: LeeC on 09 Jan 2015, 09:41
Playing Vic 2 and I was finally able to create the North German Federation (including Luxemburg and alsace-lorraine) in the span of 8 years.  I have never been able to do it at all, now I was able to yay!.  Now to decide whether to get the southern German states OR merely sphere them and knock Austria out of being a super power and sphere them too before forming Germany to create Super Germany!

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/wm5GyjZGi9o/hqdefault.jpg)
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Post by: GarandMarine on 09 Jan 2015, 15:42
I got my first heavy crusier in KanColle! Kako!

(http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kakokc_3257.png)

New anime: My Heavy Cruiser Can't Possible Be This Cute.

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Post by: Grognard on 09 Jan 2015, 21:53
^
what game is that ?
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Post by: GarandMarine on 09 Jan 2015, 23:11
It's called Kantai Collection

these two videos kinda sum it up:

In short girls born with the souls of former warships are called to do battle against a paranormal/supernatural threat that has completely seized earth's oceans called the Abyssal.

In practice it's basically a card game with RPG elements ruled over by a cruel god known as RNG-sama (Random Number Generator) a close relative of the dice gods, but more openly spiteful of it's supplicants.

As this video shows, it's kinda like Poke'mon on some level, with hundreds of ships in various classes available, but y'know, cute girls, cannons and torpedos.

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Post by: Blyss on 10 Jan 2015, 19:03
Dead Island: Riptide.  I'm enjoying it more than I expected to.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 11 Jan 2015, 20:51
I wanted to like Dead Island, but before long it was so much 'eh'.

They managed to salvage it with Riptide?
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Post by: Thrillho on 12 Jan 2015, 09:16
It had some gameplay issues that I couldn't stand. Fallout and Pokémon aside I don't generally like levelling up, and its save point system left a LOT to be desired. I eventually just got bored well before it finished.
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Post by: explicit on 12 Jan 2015, 12:57
Farcry's and the Elder Scrolls' series leveling systems were pretty good too. My biggest problem with leveling in games is that you can't do a lot of fun stuff until later in the game.
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Post by: Akima on 12 Jan 2015, 14:00
I started playing "Mark of the Ninja" over the weekend, and so far I'm loving it. My only beef is that I can't play as the girl ninja. But then a girl could never be the clan's champion, remaining true to the cultural context, could she?
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Post by: explicit on 12 Jan 2015, 14:02
Bet she could if she stabbed enough people.
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Post by: Detachable Felix on 12 Jan 2015, 15:32
Rediscovered, bought, and completed Star Wars Republic Commando. God damn that was a great game for its time. Wish there was a HD remake :/
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Post by: ankhtahr on 12 Jan 2015, 15:53
Rediscovered, bought, and completed Star Wars Republic Commando. God damn that was a great game for its time. Wish there was a HD remake :/
Read the books. At least the first two.
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Post by: Grognard on 12 Jan 2015, 20:22
the Kantai Collection looks interesting.
but I'd need a lot of English subtitles to be able to play it.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Jan 2015, 21:17
I started playing "Mark of the Ninja" over the weekend, and so far I'm loving it. My only beef is that I can't play as the girl ninja. But then a girl could never be the clan's champion, remaining true to the cultural context, could she?

Champion? Maybe. Kunoichi have been mostly romanticised even more than regular ninja, and hyper-sexualized to boot... even now it's not quite clear how the Ninja clans operated fully from an organization standpoint, but we know female ninja existed, and that the organizations were very merit based... so if someone was good enough, I don't see why she couldn't be the clan champion. Of course direct combat was so rare for ninja any way that it might actually be of benefit to have a woman be the top spy.

the Kantai Collection looks interesting.
but I'd need a lot of English subtitles to be able to play it.

The interface really isn't too terrible in the grand scheme of things, and there's a tool called KanColle Viewer that has a English translation for the quests and some of the text.
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Post by: Blyss on 14 Jan 2015, 08:22
I wanted to like Dead Island, but before long it was so much 'eh'.

They managed to salvage it with Riptide?

Not sure about salvaged, but they did make it a little better in my eyes.  One thing to consider, I only ever played the first one solo, and I've been playing this one with friends online.  That makes a huge difference.  Even still, and even alone, I am enjoying playing the game.  I didn't enjoy the first one for very long.
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Post by: Akima on 16 Jan 2015, 16:33
"Mark of the Ninja" has so much going for it, but I'm getting pretty fed up with the bugs, especially in the checkpoint system. :-(
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Post by: 94ssd on 18 Jan 2015, 23:18
I've finished L.A. Noire and I just want to declare my love for it. I think it's brilliant that you play Cole Phelps but feel like you don't actually know him. He makes decisions that surprise the player as much as they surprise the other characters in the game.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 19 Jan 2015, 01:03
I don't remember much about LA Noire, but I do remember thinking ... well, several things, but one of them being 'Man, this feels like it's missing a few pieces, ones that would make this all flow and fit a helluva lot better'. Especially the Homicide over-arc.
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Post by: BenRG on 19 Jan 2015, 01:24
I watched a walk-through of Alien: Isolation over the past week (divided up into easily-digestible chucks; run time ten and a half hours!). Overall an excellent story and a terrifyingly immersive game, even for someone who is only watching someone else play. It's very much in Ridley Scott's artistic style; I'd love to see it turned into an 'Alien 5' film.

Does anyone else agree with me that the ending scene was 'To be continued...'? My options are:
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Post by: Grognard on 22 Jan 2015, 18:40
been playing too much WoT.

wife isn't happy to be going to bed alone.

and it's hard to function on 4-5 hours of sleep a night.

so.  much.  Tankery.
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Post by: Kugai on 23 Jan 2015, 12:21
I just prefer watching Jingles' vids on the subject.
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Post by: RedWolf4 on 23 Jan 2015, 14:13
I WOULD be trying to finish Inquisition, but no, my PS4 decides that it wants to just keep ejecting. Stupid error.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 23 Jan 2015, 14:39
Now you see, I didn't think Shadows of Mordor was released on the 360.

But yet here it is, in my purse.

Eeeee
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Post by: Masterpiece on 23 Jan 2015, 15:09
It supposedly isn't that great on last-gen.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 23 Jan 2015, 18:14
Well, it's exactly what one would expect it to be: a visual downgrade, with longer loading times.

That last bit is the only part that bugs me, because it *does* cause it to hang a bit between menu screens and the like.

But, and this is very important, this means I get to play this sweet game. And so far the actual gameplay isn't changed.
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Post by: osaka on 24 Jan 2015, 06:40
Like Forza Horizon 2 on X360 then. Oh lord how sweet those roads are to thrash on my F40 again.

Yes, I used an F40 through most of Horizon 1.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 24 Jan 2015, 23:14
Still trying to play more KanColle.... thinking about getting GTAV

KanColle recruiting slogan:
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Join the Navy. See the world. Meet interesting people and kill them. Graft guns and missiles to the bodies of young women and girls and use them as weapon platforms. Instantly become an admiral. Date your subordinates without fear of repercussion. See your local IJN recruiter today!
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 25 Jan 2015, 00:23
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37OWL7AzvHo
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Post by: Akima on 26 Jan 2015, 13:50
Having played through "Mark of the Ninja" a couple of times, I'd say it is very good, and well worth playing if you have not done so. The story is slight, and the ending is an anticlimax, but this is a puzzle/stealth/platform game so that's not a big deal, I think. The art-style is very appealing, and used especially well in the ending sequence.

Complaints? There are a few bugs in the game. Mostly they don't matter, and none seem to cause the game to hang or crash. The checkpoint system though can be annoying. I had to replay a level because the game kept spawning me in a location where I died instantly, and left me in a spawn/die/spawn/die loop. It would be nice if the game let you go back to any of, say, the last two checkpoints.

The Mac version from Steam has a bug where it crashes on startup, if you try to launch it without previously having started and logged on your Steam client. It displays no message other than the usual crash-dump window.
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Post by: explicit on 26 Jan 2015, 13:55
Yeah, they always do the Mac patches last.

In other news, according to steam I have been on Civ5 for 45 hours in the last 3 days.
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Post by: ev4n on 27 Jan 2015, 06:46
Gravity Ghost looks like it will appeal to the Transistor / Bastion crowd.
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Post by: RedWolf4 on 28 Jan 2015, 03:29
So two nice little finds today.

First is Ultimate general gettysburg, a real time simulation of that battle that also includes a variety of what if scenarios. What makes it interesting is the gameplay, which is surprisingly intuitive once learned, and the designer. If any of you are Total war fans, you may have heard of the DarthMods, which I believe are generally considered the best mods for those games. Anyway, the guy behind those is the designer, so if you're familiar with the quality of his mod work, you have an idea of what you might be getting.

Second is Fractured Space, a game that plays with the MOBA genre by doing it IN SPAAAAACE! It's in a pretty early alpha stage, as can be seen with alot of the UI and menus that will not fucking work like you expect them to, but if you take that into account, (And the fact that it was only ten bucks like right now.) you get a rather intriguing game that pits battleship against battleship against each other in a pitched battle for resources, that looks really good when it all comes together.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 30 Jan 2015, 17:52
I have fought in the shrieking mud as the horses screamed and the arrows flew and the blood flowed like rain

I have ridden to the rescue of village after village, saving them from banditry and ruin.

I have dazzled the lords of the land in martial display after martial display.

I have lead good men and women to death and glory against armies one, two, three times and more our own size, purging outlaw armies from the land and crushing their lairs and hideouts into the dust.

And STILL that faux-Russian bastard won't grant me a fiefdom as his vassal.

Still that not-English king mocks me with his compliments to my valor, but no patronage.

I do not dare the heartbreak of being turned away by my former fake-Mongolian lord.

But that's okay, that's okay.... they'll see.

They'll see as I pull their crying broken bodies from their thrones and set their rivals at the royal tables....

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Post by: de_la_Nae on 31 Jan 2015, 13:34
So it turned out that I could swear vassalage without being given a fief, then the proto-Russian gave me a fief anyway.

I was just gonna go conquer an enemy castle or something, but that (bug) works too.
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Post by: Schmee on 02 Feb 2015, 04:24
Capturing an enemy castle in Warband is:
1. Harder than it looks, and
2. Not guaranteed to get you the castle.
After a town or castle is captured, the lords of that faction vote on who gets it. So once you capture it, you have to run around to all your pals and try to convince them to support you instead. It's really annoying for a while, until you've done a few quests for them and got their approval higher.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 02 Feb 2015, 14:49
Oh yeah, thanks but I know that; capturing enemy fortresses is what Tigger- I mean Naes does best!
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And I've found kicking enough enemy lords' asses usually goes a long way in people going 'hey maybe that person should get the thing'. Then again that was on a male character, on a playthrough with Swadia where I desperately tried (and failed) to convince King Harlaus to *not* make me the Marshall for a three-front war.
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Post by: Welu on 06 Feb 2015, 17:10
Just finished my first play of Eversion.

It's a fun and challenging platformer and that's all you need to know going in. If you decide to play it try to know at little as possible before hand.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 06 Feb 2015, 17:35
Sunless Sea.

Incidentally this also means I'm playing Fallen London.

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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Post by: ChaoSera on 07 Feb 2015, 01:39
Thinking about starting a new game of Warband. Does anybody know when Mount & Blade 2 is supposed to come out?
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Post by: Thrillho on 07 Feb 2015, 10:27
At a training day at work recently I found a 3D version of Tetris. It's a little badly designed but it kinda just adds to the challenge. I wish I'd bookmarked the link.
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Post by: Fig on 07 Feb 2015, 18:59
At a training day at work recently I found a 3D version of Tetris. It's a little badly designed but it kinda just adds to the challenge. I wish I'd bookmarked the link.

Sounds like it'd be a little like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetrisphere

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Post by: osaka on 09 Feb 2015, 08:16
As I mentioned in a thread of the non-euclidean persuasion, I decided to play thru NFS Carbon with Exotics (after having done so with Muscles and Tuners). The disrespect to the Exotics boss was pretty much on the range of "savage" when I used his own Aston Martin to beat him down a canyon for the second time (this time he was driving a Lamborghini Murcielago).

I'm seriously considering the need to use the Carrera GT anymore. Which is weird because I did have to use the Viper and the Lancer Evo VIII on my earlier playthroughs.
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Post by: ev4n on 10 Feb 2015, 07:17
I considered Sunless Sea.  Went with Gravity Ghost instead.

Upside is Logan Cunningham appearance.
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Post by: valkygrrl on 12 Feb 2015, 17:51
Thanks to a very timely humble weekly bundle, the plan is to spend this weekend taking out my frustrations on Elodie's subjects in Long Live the Queen.
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Post by: osaka on 18 Feb 2015, 14:53
> Still playing borderlands 2.

There was an irresponsible amount of rocketing this afternoon on certain crater on Pandora. Turns out you can finish the second campaign DLC in under 3 hours even at OP8.
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Post by: dexeron on 19 Feb 2015, 06:12
I finally got around to starting "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" after owning it for over a year.  Not a bad game.  I like a game that gives you the option to be super stealthy OR all combat-tastic if you so choose.

Having to hold a button to stay in cover reminds me of Time Crisis though. :P
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 20 Feb 2015, 16:38
Diablo III.

It's awesome.
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Post by: osaka on 21 Feb 2015, 11:04
Another game I've been playing lately is Sonic and Sega AllStars Racing. Goddammit Amigo is so fucking overpowered on that one. You can just keep chaining boosts forever. I have like 16 staff ghosts beaten already.

Only weak point on Amigo's maraca (which really looks like a Sriracha bottle more than a maraca) is that it lacks all type of non-boosted max speed, making it a not-so-optimal choice on tracks that have long straights. Pure straights, if there are loops you can just go F-Zero Speedrun and slide through it to get MOAR BOOST. And if it's a very long, wide turn (like on Seaside Hill 3) you can just countersteer through it to get MOAR BOOST. Which is seriously helped by the fact that it has the fastest charging boost bar none. Might not be the most powerful, but you really don't need it to be powerful when it loads superfast and you're effectively getting two boosts for each boost any other car gets.

Case in point, it's the only car that even gets boost on the start of Rokkaku Hill, and a level 2 isn't even hard to get on that very first turn. It also has the highest values on both acceleration and handling, making it almost immune to item hits (I've only lost one race with it and I boosted out of the track in the last turn) and able to plow through every corner in the game at full blast (except the hard hairpins of Super Monkey Ball 3, which require a slight let-off to make it through).

Surprisingly enough, it's only the very first track in the game where I needed to use Sonic's theoretically super-overpowered vehicle to do the staff ghost, and part of the reason why is because it's almost completely straight.
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Post by: Castlerook on 21 Feb 2015, 20:41
Diablo III.

It's awesome.

Oh yeah! Especially when you're rolling a Crusader and then they become a steamroller through everything! Barbarian is fun too.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 22 Feb 2015, 03:43
Diablo 3 was frustrating. Partially because I didn't like one or two of the minor plot points that seemed to clash/retcon with my interpretation of D2 material, partially because it felt like a heavy re-tread of D2 material, and partially because a few things begged for more/longer time spent on them (the Emperor, Adria, etc.).

So pretty much what I'd say of anything maybe, especially anything that company works on.
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Post by: Castlerook on 22 Feb 2015, 05:45
See, I've pretty much found Diablo 3 to be the kind of game you play when you just want to zone out for an hour or so.
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Post by: LeeC on 22 Feb 2015, 16:34
Recommend me a game:

Can anyone recommend me a game?  I want to play something exciting and adventurous.  Preferably on Steam.  I am not into the anime-esque games (capcom, square enix, etc), nor am I into horror games.  I wasn't much of a fan of the dragon age 1 and 2 games but would like something in the ball park like mass effect where you explore and meet people and see places.  I also want it to be something dynamic (not the stale-ness of skyrim).  Basically I am bored and want to try something new and fun.

Games in this ballpark that I already have played
KotOR 1&2
DA:O
Borderlands 2
Shovel Knight
Dishonored

haven't played yet, should I to sate this appetite?
Witcher 2
South Park: Stick of Truth
Fable 3

Games I have but can't play because I need a new video card
Bioshock Infinite
Metro: Last light.

or any other games like these that are fun and adventurous with good story?
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 22 Feb 2015, 17:59
TED: I hear that. It may be that the Diablo games (D2 especially) caught me at the right time growing up, and D3 never had a chance to do so (though I certainly enjoyed and finished a playthrough).
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LeeC: Stick of Truth is good times, though I didn't finish it. And deeper (and full of references and nods to the back-catalogue) than I'd have given it credit for.
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I wouldn't put it on par with ME or DA or anything, but it's worth a rental at least, see if you're in the right mood for it.
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Post by: Castlerook on 22 Feb 2015, 18:24
LeeC, you might like Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. It's fairly underrated (though infamous for how the company went bankrupt), but it's a fun game. Especially as you can rip out an enemy's fate out of their body and bludgeon them to death with it.
Or, if you haven't played it, Dragon's Dogma. Also fun. Plus you can climb monsters and stab them in the face.

De_la_Nae - I can understand why that can be frustrating and I can also imagine that in part being explained by Blizzard pretty much restarting D3 3 times over, hence why it took so long to develop. Hell, I find Blizzard tends to half-arse things when it comes to the stories for it's games. After a week of WoD, I had the whole story figured out. I'm just waiting for the inevitable betrayal by an NPC who had formerly been an ally to both sides, and becomes the ultimate villain for the DLC.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 22 Feb 2015, 19:36
Oh, Warlords? Sounds about right. I was tempted to come back in, because I was all about dat Draenor, baby, but decided I'm still just done.

That said, they have a serious tendency towards uh... well, they do some things SO WELL sometimes, and then other things fall apart. I was really pulled in by the Twilight's Hammer / Silithid stuff, so the parts of Cataclysm I stuck around for? Fuck yeah! And lots of odd things here and there throughout the game and its expansion would do that with me...

Then they'd just completely drop unfinished storylines, or decide to enact major changes based on the outside material without having much of an in-game component (fucking Variann Wrynn, fucking Garosh some too, etc.). I could go on, but eh. Missed opportunities, whatcha gonna do I guess.

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Post by: hazlett on 22 Feb 2015, 21:44
This is my first time to play blockworld.
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Post by: LTK on 23 Feb 2015, 03:04
haven't played yet, should I to sate this appetite?
Witcher 2
1000x yes
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Post by: Blyss on 23 Feb 2015, 06:53
I downloaded and played the free trial for "life is strange (http://lifeisstrange.com/index.php)" on my 360.  It's essentially Prince of Persia in a modern setting and less actionbound and more thought provoking, and what I played was actually fun, and interesting.  It's episodic and only $5 for the first episode right now.  I'm definitely looking at purchasing as soon as I'm able.  Really enjoyed the trial.
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Post by: LTK on 23 Feb 2015, 07:26
Hahah, Life is Strange is essentially Prince of Persia? Really? I admit I have never played either, but defining Life is Strange by its time rewinding mechanic seems like spectacularly missing the point, especially if the point of comparison is a third-person 3D platformer/brawler in an ancient fantasy setting. From what I've read the mood and setting of Life is Strange are far more like that of Gone Home, with its focus on the lives of adolescent characters in a bit of a magical realist world.
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Post by: LeeC on 23 Feb 2015, 07:30
haven't played yet, should I to sate this appetite?
Witcher 2
1000x yes
If I have frame rate issues with Bioshock Infinite, would I have trouble running Witcher 2?
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Post by: LTK on 23 Feb 2015, 07:37
Maybe? My GPU is about as old as TW2 itself, and I could run it at my native res of 1080p after turning down some of the performance options a notch. If yours is newer you're probably ok.
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Post by: Arkantos on 23 Feb 2015, 19:34
Europa Universalis 4, building the ultimate German Empire from the lowly county of Anhalt. (Anhalt->Prussia->Germany)

Pictures:
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I got really lucky in this game. I managed to form Prussia pretty early, almost immediately after the Reformation started. After the War of the Protestant League, I became Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Then, my first bout of luck happened: Austria's monarch died without an heir. My Prussia and my French allies fought against Great Britain in a succession war, which we won, giving me a Personal Union over Austria. I consolidated my hold over the HRE states through a combination of annexation and vassalization. Sweden conquered Norway and Denmark, forming Scandinavia, also strong allies of mine. As a result of the formation of Scandinavia, Russia lost much territory to them in wars, eventually becoming a rump state in Europe with vast, unusable lands. Eventually, they are converted to Islam by a Sunni revolt (I felt bad for them at this point, so I gave them some land out of pity.) I colonized much of North America as Prussia, and managed to keep a hold on my colony, and later colonies, as I colonized Australia and New Zealand, as well as the West Coast of North America. I had unified Germany at this point, and France turned on me. Helpfully, the League of Augsburg event fired, forming a massive league against France, consisting of my Germany, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Spain, and Tuscany(One of two major Italian powers in my game. The other was Milan.). We destroyed France in short order. After a few more wars over the next century, France was completely dismantled into three German vassals: France(a republic until the Revolution), Burgundy, and Toulouse. At this point, I got incredibly lucky again: Great Britain's monarch died without an heir. After a short war with Scandinavia, Germany and Great Britain were in personal union under me. Shortly after that, Scandinavia's monarch also died, and I became King of Germany, Great Britain, and Scandinavia. Toward the end of the game, I ended up in a war against Spain started by my colony in Colombia against theirs. I took the opportunity to release Aragon and Navarre. It was a great game. I'm sure I missed some things that happened, like the conquest of the Holy Land, but this is already a long post.

Full title of my monarch at the end of the game (in English):
His Imperial Majesty, Hector of Anhalt, Emperor of Germany and Scandinavia; King of Great Britain, France, Prussia, Italy, Aragon, Jerusalem, Ireland, and Navarre; Archduke of Austria and the Netherlands.

German Vassals:
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German Colonies (with original overlord nation):
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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blyss on 25 Feb 2015, 09:48
Hahah, Life is Strange is essentially Prince of Persia? Really? I admit I have never played either, but defining Life is Strange by its time rewinding mechanic seems like spectacularly missing the point, especially if the point of comparison is a third-person 3D platformer/brawler in an ancient fantasy setting. From what I've read the mood and setting of Life is Strange are far more like that of Gone Home, with its focus on the lives of adolescent characters in a bit of a magical realist world.

I see what you're saying, and yes, if I had missed the point of either game that would be true.  The fact is that both employ the same major mechanic.  I don't dislike either, and I would counter that I'm not wrong in my description.  That said, yes, there are fundamental differences, but I thought I'd made that clear enough.  It's almost like you want to argue to defend "Life is Strange" but you don't have to.  I like it.  I would recommend it without a problem.  I think it's a great experience, and I'm interested to see where they take it.  It's also very like Prince of Persia, in that both employ time rewinding as a HUGE part of the gameplay.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 26 Feb 2015, 05:51
I put on the complaint thread that I'm shuffling through playlists (Now listening: Sanj aka Sanjuu aka Thirty2 - Dreams) to find a song for a track in Trackmania. I feel that it's just right to mention and expand here since I've been playing different versions of that game since 2006.

So what's Trackmania, really? Basically, it's a block-based track editor with a side of competitive driving. The game certainly blew up once a man known as MrD started the exchange site as a go-to hub for track sharing. Now on a steady decline due to poor decisions from the lead developer and the ubisoft buyout, but still huge fun.
Asides from the track edition, you can also edit your video sequences (from a replay) and paint the cars. You can also import 3D models to work as cars (there's a red-bull can around, and a sanic. I race with "normal" cars). There's an on-line mode without collisions with several sub-modes (TA, Rounds play, Team rounds). As of the TM˛ installment, there's also a scripting language that's supposed to help creating gamemodes and such, but it's up there with php in terms of being ass. Even with that problem, someone managed to build a gamemode with it, so there's that.
The track editor also allows you to create introduction sequences, in-game media and replay sequences, in a module called "Media Tracker". Said module also allows putting background music. Which is something I've done for years and for many of my tracks, generally to go with the track - Rally transitional on the coast envi had "Vodka" by Korpiklaani, a track called [Insert Fancy Trackname] had Blur's "Song 2", a track meant as a nightmare has "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites", a collaborative endeavour called Q-Bot had "Superdooper" by Mr. Bill and Mustardtiger... I'm drifting away from topic (hmm, I wonder if I could use that one).
I guess I'll tell you to give it a try if you want, there's a TM˛ full access demo going on until Games Assembly in April and the TMNF full game is free. Although if you go old-school TM, TMUF is probably like 10 bucks.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 11 Mar 2015, 20:41
I have been playing South Park Stick of Truth and I am enthralled.  :parrot:
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Sir Wheatley on 19 Mar 2015, 17:50
My usual games: Path of exile and Warframe

Started a few weeks ago a rogue-like game i had in my steam library (almost) since the age of fire (even if this game was released in 2011): Dungeons of Dredmor and GOSH this game is hard!
40 hours on this game and never go further that floor 2...

Also a point'n'click released this month really nice: Tormentum Dark Sorrow
I'm not familiar at all with this kind of game but it's could the beginning of an era!
The artistic work on this game is great, inspired a lot by H.R Geiger (Rest in peace) and a polish painter Zdzislaw Beksinski as well as Demon's and Dark Souls.
You have a lot of moral dilema and it have an impact on the end.

I don't really have a « scale » for this kind of game but in my opinion it's great.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: cesium133 on 19 Mar 2015, 17:54
I bought Cities: Skylines last night. Enjoying it so far; it's sort of like a really detailed update to SimCity 4.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 19 Mar 2015, 18:32
Game Dev Tycoon. This is way more enjoyable than I expected.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 19 Mar 2015, 18:59
A friend was evil and gave me Fairy Bloom Freesia from the japanese game humble bundle and now my hands are wrecked. Other than that, it's pretty fun to get your green haired loli fairy to kick every single instance of buttocks happening in the forest.

Like, seriously. There's an achievement for juggling enemies over 7 seconds and it isn't hard to get.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 19 Mar 2015, 19:11
I played all of South Park: Stick of Truth and it is by far the best game Ive played in a long time.  It kept me interested enough in it to finish the game, which is rare for me.  :-D
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: cesium133 on 24 Mar 2015, 21:43
A lesson I've learned from Cities: Skylines... never build a hydroelectric dam. First time I tried it screwed up the flow of the river, caused sewage to flow into the water supply, and gave everyone cholera. Second time I tried it flooded the entire city even though the city was downriver from the dam.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: explicit on 25 Mar 2015, 00:30
I heard the engineering bits to that game were particularly hard to grasp. Is there a watershed map in that game? That would make it much easier to build a dam.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 25 Mar 2015, 05:15
Most of my friends have left the 360 and that's the system I got the Pre-Sequel on so now I have no one to play with
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 25 Mar 2015, 05:17
Thing is, I won't get it until the gold edition is like 20 or 30 bucks. And I'm not even that interested in it. Like, they made a shock/fire laser in the claptrap DLC. Athena was already nigh-immortal in the base game, that's just going to be ridiculous.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: cesium133 on 25 Mar 2015, 05:46
I heard the engineering bits to that game were particularly hard to grasp. Is there a watershed map in that game? That would make it much easier to build a dam.
If there is I haven't found it. The only data it gives you is the flow rate of the river.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 26 Mar 2015, 11:54
My roommate is having all sorts of fun with C:S's water system.

Damming the river, accidentally cutting off majority waterflow to the city due to miscalculation.

Damming the river, accidentally increasing water pollution backflow into what's left of it.

Expanding the Industrial sector, forgetting that there were water towers out that direction, poisoning the city.

Fun times.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 26 Mar 2015, 12:31
Darkest Dungeon, on early access from Steam. This is one of those cases where people shouldn't be scared of Early Access though. The game is fully playable right now for the first few areas, and there's a ton of replay value in there. It's a side scrolling rogue-like sort of game with a pretty dark storyline and interesting mechanics. It also helps that the art direction reminds me strongly of Mike Mignola's Hellboy and BRPD comics. Basically you collect a team of four warriors to delve into procedurally generated dungeons. Each week in game you get a choice of new arrivals to replace your fallen warriors (permadeath is on and saving is automatic, so if you lose a favorite hero, they gone for good.) and fill out your ranks. There are a bunch of classes, and each hero has randomized skills and quirks. In addition to your typical sorts of classes there are some unusual twists there, like Plague Doctors, Lepers and Jesters.

The biggest thing that sets the game apart is not only do you have to worry about your party's health while adventuring, you have to worry about their stress and sanity. Turns out facing horrible mythos-esque abominations, shambling undead and plauge carrying beasts in dimly lit catacombs of unspeakable evil is kind of hard on the old noggin. Who would have thought it? Some enemy times can send big spikes of stress though your party, driving them insane. When that happens, they pick up a negative trait that compels them to act out of your control sometimes and spreads more stress to the rest of the group. So you have to balance trying to complete dungeons without killing or driving insane your group of heroes.. You can quit any time and go back to town, but that itself is stressful.

Back in town you can send off your heroes to the church or the tavern to reduce their stress, or to the sanitarium to remove a negative quirk. This costs money and means that hero can't take part in the next mission, at least. So you can't just rely on one powerful group you have to keep an eye on everyone and decide who is best to go rest up and who you can risk taking with you. You can also dismiss heroes that are to weak or to insane to continue with. Fortunately, there are always new hopeful adventurers arriving by stagecoach...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 26 Mar 2015, 14:07
Point of order: there's a small and rare chance for them to pull off a positive consequence in those mindbreak times, instead of a negative one.

Very small.


Darkest Dungeon is sweet. I wish my computer wasn't ailing.

One thing Neko didn't go into (because really, the sanity stuff coupled with the atmosphere is the game's highlight after all) is that the combat system is fairly neat too. Positioning in the party line directly affects what abilities they can use, and said abilities generally have positions on the battlefield that they can't hit, i.e. your Plague Doctor can only hit the rear couple spaces of the enemy formation with his grenades.

As all participants in combat, both player and enemy, follow some part of these rules, and as several abilities involve pushing, pushing, and moving allies and enemies about.... well, it's a nice bit of quick tactical crunch thrown into the mix.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 26 Mar 2015, 14:27
Heh.. I already provided a huge wall of text about the game. I couldn't go into everything. But yes, the combat system is very cool, and frustrating when your carefully designed order starts getting shoved around by surprise or enemies... But it's great fun playing 'GET OVER HERE!" with your bounty hunter to pull that enemy mage or whatever to the front row where your Hellion is waiting with a grin.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Active Madness on 26 Mar 2015, 23:22
I've been playing Darkest Dungeon a bit as well, lately. I'm quite a fan, I must say. I can't really add much more than has already been written, but it gets my endorsement!

Definitely how Early Access should be used, unlike some others I've been stung by.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Active Madness on 30 Mar 2015, 14:18
Pillars of Eternity. Oh my gosh.

It is everything that was brilliant about the Baldur's Gate games, with 12 years of progress to inform the design choices.

The character creation system is a bit bewildering at first, since they had to depart from the AD&D rules, but they're not so bewildering that you're completely lost. There are the staple character designs, as well as a few characters that seem inspired by some of the MMO mechanics of the last few years.

I'm currently playing as a Cipher - a psychic warrior dude who (at the moment at least) seems a bit useless. Whether that's because I don't know how to play him or what, I'm not sure.

The story is gripping so far, and there are scripted events and dialogue galore. This is definitely not a game for people who are adverse to reading, but I absolutely love it.

About the only complaint I have so far is that the music seems like it is *exactly* the same music as in Baldur's Gate, but I expect that's a result of them getting the same composer.

The game manages to give old school PC gamers a real shot of nostalgia without being soporific or hackneyed.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 30 Mar 2015, 14:27
Finally downloaded the full version of Super Meat Boy. It's. So. GOOD.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 30 Mar 2015, 15:08
Watching all this Gundam makes me want to play the Battle Assault series agian
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 30 Mar 2015, 15:14
Watching all this Gundam makes me want to play the Battle Assault series agian

Which game was it where you played as Zeon and lead 3 squads around? I remember the unit was called fenrir.  It was for playstation 2.  I played it to death!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 30 Mar 2015, 15:46
From a short search I found this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_Suit_Gundam:_Zeonic_Front)

It definitely wasn't the Battle Assault games since they were fighting games
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blyss on 30 Mar 2015, 19:05
Picked up the HD remake of Resident Evil.  It really holds up graphically, and I'm enjoying it immensely.  It beats the shoot 'em ups that were RE4, 5 and 6 all to hell for my money. 
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 30 Mar 2015, 19:23
Games I've been playing this month:

Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell - Cheesy and good fun. Has a full-length musical number in the middle (Y)

Goat Simulator: Because it was cheap and it's motherfucking Goat Simulator

Always Sometimes Monsters: A surprisingly good RPG - a game that sets out to prove that even with the best intentions people can be real assholes really quickly without even noticing it. Hell, you can kill someone whilst their children look on, horrified.

Also started playing GTA V again - Figured it was about damn time I started playing the Online
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Masterpiece on 30 Mar 2015, 19:26
What platform are you on, Luke?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 05 Apr 2015, 05:57
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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Masterpiece on 05 Apr 2015, 07:15
I like the idea of Darunia, but isn't Mikau the fighter among the three Link transformations?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Masterpiece on 05 Apr 2015, 07:25
Fixed:

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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 05 Apr 2015, 09:50
I personally voted for Shovel Knight
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 05 Apr 2015, 12:44
Who the fuck is voting for the irritating blue fox woman from Stairfax Temperatures?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Masterpiece on 06 Apr 2015, 19:33
I just finished 100%ing Majora's Mask. According to my 3DS, it took me forty hours to do so.

The game is so wonderfully written, goddamn. It's by far my favorite Zelda game.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 07 Apr 2015, 01:09
It is a fantastic potato of a game, and super dark also.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 07 Apr 2015, 07:29
LeeC: Stick of Truth is good times, though I didn't finish it. And deeper (and full of references and nods to the back-catalogue) than I'd have given it credit for.
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I wouldn't put it on par with ME or DA or anything, but it's worth a rental at least, see if you're in the right mood for it.
Honestly its the best RPG game I've played in awhile. I was just so glued to it.  I havnt been that glued to a game since playing the Mass Effect series.

Also I am trying to remember the scene you are talking about in act 2.
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From a short search I found this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_Suit_Gundam:_Zeonic_Front)
If they could only put that on steam or make an HD remake.  By far my favorite gundam game.  Weird thing is I played it before seeing the original Gundam series/movie. I was so lost when we ambushed White Base and Amuro started counting. I had watched a few other Gundam series but really grew to like the UC stuff.  Wing was hit and miss for me.  I just straight up couldn't get into seed.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 07 Apr 2015, 10:01
re:spoiler

Yeah, and the other thing was in act 2 as well I thought. Your allies.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Masterpiece on 07 Apr 2015, 10:46
It is a fantastic potato of a game, and super dark also.

I'll say! My favorite part is when

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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Masterpiece on 07 Apr 2015, 18:23
I uh-- might have bought a Pokémon game
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: maxusy3k on 07 Apr 2015, 20:42
Majora's Mask is my favourite Zelda game, without question. So many themes and ideas that just didn't show up in the series before (or since).

Bloodborne.

I wasn't entirely sure if I was going to pick it up but I spent the days leading up to release finally playing through and finishing Dark Souls 2 (I'd previously quit around... maybe 60% of the way through) and then the release hype / high praise convinced me.

What a game! I didn't really know what to expect except 'Gothic Dark Souls' but the game is taking a lot of cues from Lovecraft and pushing this eldritch horror vibe I wasn't expecting, plus doing an amazing job of it. It's a lot easier than Dark Souls as well in that while it doesn't punish you as hard for mistakes (at first) it does encourage a more aggressive playstyle instead of hiding behind a shield and waiting for an opening.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: hazlett on 07 Apr 2015, 23:31
I played rule of the kingdom in my laptop last week.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Pilchard123 on 08 Apr 2015, 00:46
I uh-- might have bought a Pokémon game

I fail to see the problem.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 08 Apr 2015, 02:52
So I'm still working my way through Fallout: New Vegas doing different quests, different angles, different difficulties.

I just finished the game, plus 3 of the 4 DLCs (fuck you Dead Money) on Hardcore Mode.

I got 100Gs for it.

SIXTY HOURS PEOPLE.

I've restarted again, realising I need to do at least two more playthroughs. I want to go through once with bad karma to see how that goes, I've not even hit Level 2 yet and it's already making me feel bad about myself. These aren't even real characters and I'm feeling guilty! I'm not sure I'll make it through the whole game just being a dick to everyone, I'm just not sure I can do it, I just wanted to open up new quest lines.
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But if I do make it through, as a palette cleanser, I will have to replay it again to get a good ending. Which would be the third time I've done so. But on that particular one, I'd also be doing shitloads of achievements, trying to discover EVERY location, get to level 50 (I do want to go back to Dead Money, but with my stats maxed to fuck and on a really high level so that no-one can fuck with me), basically just bleed this game dry.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ChaoSera on 08 Apr 2015, 03:38
I always play Fallout on Hardcore Mode. It makes me feel more immersed. Once I was deep inside some vault and suddenly realized I'm on dehydration level 2 and don't have any water left. It was awesome!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 08 Apr 2015, 03:41
It made it an enthralling, very different game experience. But I wanted to go back into it for the fun aspect, rather than the challenge, and after sixty hours, micromanaging what you're carrying, including all your ammo - particularly on a DLC with no companions to carry shit for me - got old. I'm just proud of myself for sticking it out.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 08 Apr 2015, 09:41
I fukken love Fallout.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 08 Apr 2015, 12:08
My approach to games is assault first, second and third, so I can't play on hardcore.

HOWEVER.

I grabbed a Draco, a 560 Firefly class mod and my only Borderlands 1 character (Lilith) and took a suicide dive into the Claptrap Robolution DLC. Oh my god the carnage. Hordes of claptraps demolished before I had emptied a single clip (Although my AR590.3 Glorious Massacre 'Draco'* does have a 124 bullet clip). Nothing could touch me. It was... Everything was just blowing to pieces left and right, I don't even know how to describe it.

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Seriously. DEY ALL DED. ALL OFFUM.

And if you open the technicalities spoiler you may realize that I may spend entirely too much time on the borderlands.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 08 Apr 2015, 19:38
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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Active Madness on 12 Apr 2015, 05:46
Pillars of Eternity is excellent. It's been ages since I've been so captivated by a story. The gameplay is very Baldur's Gate-ish, which is to be expected.

Also been dipping my toes into Alien: Isolation. I love that they've kept the late 70's retrofuturism thang, it works well. It's also pretty freaky so far.

Also, Minecraft. On single player because I don't play well with others.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 12 Apr 2015, 06:13
I fukken love Fallout.

Me too.

Playing it evilly is really snapping my heart in two.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 15 Apr 2015, 13:08
I bought DiRT3 now that it was re-released on Steam so I've spent the last week putting Fords of all eras sideways.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Akima on 16 Apr 2015, 15:43
I want to go through once with bad karma to see how that goes, I've not even hit Level 2 yet and it's already making me feel bad about myself. These aren't even real characters and I'm feeling guilty! I'm not sure I'll make it through the whole game just being a dick to everyone, I'm just not sure I can do it, I just wanted to open up new quest lines.
I have the same "problem". I did manage to force myself through one Closed Fist run in Jade Empire (https://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,28887.msg1168452.html#msg1168452), so that I could see the CF content, but I really didn't enjoy it much.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 16 Apr 2015, 17:39
I got through Fallout 3 with bad karma. It really runs against the grain for me, both in terms of my personality and in how games have trained me to act as the 'hero' of the piece. I'm just wired to want to help people out. Even then running the bad karma run... I wasn't all that bad. About the only really bad things I did was to nuke Megaton, do the basic stuff that got me into the slaver HQ so I could recruit the companion there. And I think I let the ghouls into Tenpenny towers. I wasn't doing the 'kill everyone in Rivet city' kind of things...

I haven't even had a desire to be evil in New Vegas. But then I can't even muster the desire to finish the game. After getting revenge on Benny it's just like 'eh, I don't care which of you takes over, and I don't want the job. Except the Legion. Those guys are just full on jerks. I wouldn't take their side.'
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 17 Apr 2015, 01:09
And I think I let the ghouls into Tenpenny towers.

Perversely, and in an example of how broken the karma system in Fallout 3 is at times, that gives you GOOD karma.

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I haven't even had a desire to be evil in New Vegas. But then I can't even muster the desire to finish the game. After getting revenge on Benny it's just like 'eh, I don't care which of you takes over, and I don't want the job. Except the Legion. Those guys are just full on jerks. I wouldn't take their side.'

You and I are different people :mrgreen:
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 17 Apr 2015, 02:23
I will admit I teared up a little when doing the bad karma option for Harold, mainly because he's always been one of my favourite characters in anything ever and for some reason I got really attached to him when playing Fallout 1 and 2.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Active Madness on 17 Apr 2015, 06:38
He was definitely my favourite character in Fallout 1 & 2.

I'm really disappointed they didn't leave well enough alone so he could have been in New Vegas, but eh.

The Harold section of FO3 was probably the most memorable from the entire game for me.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 18 Apr 2015, 08:07
re: Tenpenny

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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 18 Apr 2015, 08:32
I'm a bit surprised you couldn't lead the displaced ghouls to underworld, Moses style, as a good karma option considering
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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 19 Apr 2015, 05:34
Well, in that case I don't think by the time the character gets involved Roy cared so much about getting his people into a safe place as he did forcing Tenpenny to let him in. The other two probably would have gone happily enough, but Roy just seemed to have a serious hate on against Tenpenny and everyone in the tower by that point. Of all the settlements in FO3 though.. I actually liked Underworld the most. I guess I could identify with them the most, and the residents there pretty much seemed like decent folk.  Megaton, Big Town and Rivet City were full of mostly okay folk too, but I just never felt as 'at home' in those places. Other places, like Paradise Falls or Tenpenny Tower? yeah.. They were mostly or entirely populated by jerks.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 20 Apr 2015, 18:20
Roy is
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Ugh.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 21 Apr 2015, 00:44
I really, really hate that mission. I know that some of Tenpenny's residents need bullying into accepting the ghouls, but several of them are just like 'sure, why not?' And they get killed too! And that gets me good karma??? Such bullshit.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ChaoSera on 21 Apr 2015, 01:00
Got back into Mass Effect 3 since I never finished it and started a new game. Played like 3 hours and already was on a mission where I'm certain I've never done it before. What the hell did I do last time?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 21 Apr 2015, 01:13
So... many... things to do on Pandora oh my god.

Ran OP8 Digistruct Peak raid with 2 friends the other day. Ping had me blind half the raid, but thank goodness for E-Tech rocket launchers. Was successful. Then the game got pissed and gave us an instance of #GreenLoot after doing so. Meanwhile, I've started yet another character. BL2 is one hell of a drug.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 21 Apr 2015, 05:45
I liked 2 a lot more than the first one (and I liked the first one). I don't think I'll be hitting up the third one though, since it's just me doing them solo.

On a side note, I do enjoy your racing game writeups, it's just not a genre I can comment much on, since the last one to really grab my interest was Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero.
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Post by: Welu on 21 Apr 2015, 06:10
Plague Inc. Evolved. I really like the scenarios that do cool things with the game set-up and add more playability.
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Post by: cesium133 on 25 Apr 2015, 23:31
I just spent several hours making a terrain map of Madison, Wisconsin, in Cities: Skylines... it was a bit more difficult to make than the map I made of Norman, Oklahoma in SimCity 4 (flat terrain, hastily add river, done).

edit -- the map of Madison (obviously the city itself hasn't been built yet):

(http://i.imgur.com/rtALLif.png)
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Post by: jwhouk on 26 Apr 2015, 07:39

I just spent several hours making a terrain map of Madison, Wisconsin, in Cities: Skylines... it was a bit more difficult to make than the map I made of Norman, Oklahoma in SimCity 4 (flat terrain, hastily add river, done).

edit -- the map of Madison (obviously the city itself hasn't been built yet):

(http://i.imgur.com/rtALLif.png)

Nice. What's the line where the Nolen Drive causeway is?

Oh, and you forgot the Yahara River crossing. Forgivable since you're new to Mad-town. (Hint: it's not really a true isthmus.)
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Post by: cesium133 on 26 Apr 2015, 07:56
I pre-built some of the railroads in Madison since the game allows that. The line where the Nolen Drive causeway is is one of the railroads. Also I knew about the Yahara River, but got a little lazy on some of the details of the water (partly out of frustration because my attempt to create Lake Waubesa flooded the entire map...) and ended up leaving it out.

edit -- and then I tried Googling and found that someone on Reddit already did it (https://www.reddit.com/r/CitiesSkylines/comments/2zrak2/i_made_a_map_of_my_hometown_of_madison_wi_this_is/). Eh, whatever.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 26 Apr 2015, 11:55
Time to get my roommate to help design and implement a Bloomington.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blyss on 26 Apr 2015, 21:56
Played and finished Alan Wake.  Not bad, given how old it is.  I will say, wasn't what I expected.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 26 Apr 2015, 23:07
I am also currently playing Alan Wake, although for me it is a replay. I really, really like the game, so many pieces of the design just fit together so well in this game.

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Post by: osaka on 27 Apr 2015, 05:42
Desperation, apocalypse! I have finally found The Music For The Track... And it's Sonic 2006's stage clear. And It's shorter than the track. Fuck everything.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 27 Apr 2015, 05:46
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am_8xRt37JE

:D
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 27 Apr 2015, 09:30
Aw, SHIT! Invisible Inc is good stuff.

Also Alan Wake is.... flawed, but I grooved to it pretty damned hard.  I need to go back and buy the extra chapters one of these days.


Before the covers in Bioshock: Infinite, Alan Wake was the best use of commercial music I'd ever seen in a game, hands down.

p.s. obligatory, though it's a little cheating since these were made for it



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Post by: SubaruStephen on 27 Apr 2015, 22:08
Before the covers in Bioshock: Infinite, Alan Wake was the best use of commercial music I'd ever seen in a game, hands down.

I dunno, Prey's use of Don't Fear the Reaper sent chills running up and down my spine.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 27 Apr 2015, 23:47
Decent counterpoint. Honorable Mention at least. Though I have to admit, I didn't play Prey until many years after its initial release, so it took me a bit to get into the spirit of it.

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Post by: Masterpiece on 28 Apr 2015, 01:35
Bright Falls: Rock'n'Roll capitol of the USA.
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Post by: LeeC on 28 Apr 2015, 19:30
Steam just put up all of the original tie fight and x-wing games.  I only played Xwing vs Tie fighter when I was young so its cool that I can try all of them now.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: valkygrrl on 28 Apr 2015, 19:41
Don't buy them yet, wait for the traditional may the fourth sale.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 28 Apr 2015, 19:50
too late, but playing with a mouse and keyboard is silly, need a joystick to really play it.  :-P
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Post by: Blyss on 30 Apr 2015, 07:06
Bright Falls: Rock'n'Roll capitol of the USA.

Heh, yeah that was pretty cool.  I followed up my replay of the original with American Nightmare, and for some reason it just doesn't resonate the same with me.  Not sure why.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 30 Apr 2015, 20:12
Guys, someone made a Big Head Mode mod for Skyrim.

It includes the dragons.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 03 May 2015, 13:46
Picked up new vegas again and moding it.  I never knew there was a "good" ending for Black Mountain Radio.  I was able to sneak in without killing a single mutant (well except a few centaurs but I don't think they count).
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next up, getting that remnant armor via fighting deathclaws and cazadors!
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Post by: osaka on 03 May 2015, 16:37
Since the internet connection at my parents' has been beyond horrendous these past days, I've come back to Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed. Basically, a Mario Kart clone with Sega characters and Danica Patrick that runs at about 400% speed of the classic 150cc class. Although there is a bit more depth to it.
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I've taken my time to improve some TA times and see if I get all staff ghosts (4 left). A time that's made me hate the course design of chilly castle since it's highly counter-intuitive, but oh well. I've also noticed that on the classic circuits, Superspeed Sonic or BD Joe are go-to vehicles, as they have the highest top speed without boost (6/5) and those tracks aren't littered with boost chances. On the other hand, AGES AGES or VIP Wreck-it Ralph are interesting choices for tracks such as Temple Trouble or Samba Studios, since they have 6/5 boost making them great for those tracks that have nigh-infinite boost chaining opportunities (if you take the risks).
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Post by: Thrillho on 04 May 2015, 03:08
Picked up new vegas again and moding it.  I never knew there was a "good" ending for Black Mountain Radio.  I was able to sneak in without killing a single mutant (well except a few centaurs but I don't think they count).
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next up, getting that remnant armor via fighting deathclaws and cazadors!

I had no idea that route existed.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 05 May 2015, 03:24
I recently got my hands on a copy of Assassin's Creeds II, Brotherhood, and III. Now, having 100%ed them all, I'm wondering where this last month has gone.

Ah well, On to Black Flag! (Again) :D
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 05 May 2015, 11:11
Oh Assassin's Creed..

Later I'll  have to share my GODDAMNIT template image around these parts, but throwing them all up on image hosting is boring, just for a quick gag here.


Anyway, talkin' about a game series that gets me all a-flutter, only to fumble at important steps of our lovemaking. And I mean like 'biting things I've asked it not to bite' level fumbling, weeks after I've asked it to stop.

And then 3 apparently decided to just start slapping me until it dislocated my jaw.





This metaphor is a bit tortured. YOU UNDERSTAND THOUGH I HOPE
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Torlek on 05 May 2015, 19:22
This metaphor is a bit tortured. YOU UNDERSTAND THOUGH I HOPE

I have to admit, I really don't and I just finished Black Flag after putting more hours than I'm comfortable admitting into III (Connor sucked as a protagonist but I wanted to see Desmond's arc through to the end).

I'm actually starting to tire of long, super-involved games. 78 hours in Black Flag after 138 hours in DA:I has just worn me out. Witcher 2 is taunting me from my Steam library but I don't want to commit to it because I know it will take FOREVER and after spending so much time with my mage Inquisitor I don't know if I can handle more than a few hours with Geralt.
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Post by: Thrillho on 06 May 2015, 00:52
I buy games so rarely that I am glad for a deep one so I don't feel like I wasted my money. When you turn around a COD single player campaign inside of 8 hours but I'm on something like my 400th hour on New Vegas...
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Post by: LeeC on 06 May 2015, 06:50
I never knew you could buy upgrades to the top's presidential suite.... :psyduck:
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 06 May 2015, 07:30
This metaphor is a bit tortured. YOU UNDERSTAND THOUGH I HOPE

I have to admit, I really don't



Right.

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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Active Madness on 09 May 2015, 05:23
I recently discovered that Skyrim can run (albeit barely and sometimes hilariously badly) on my laptop. I am now charging around burninating faces like it's going out of style. I logged about 60+ hours on it back when it was first released on the 360, but never got around to finishing the game. This time, I might actually manage it.

I'm sort of amused by the idea of someone mid-battle going "wait, hold up!" and chugging a whole metric arseload of potions.
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Post by: Detachable Felix on 10 May 2015, 18:42
III felt like too many different games rolled into one, especially with the naval stuff. with IV it's seamless, the on land and naval stuff work together perfectly and it actually feels like a proper open world game. But yeah, I do get what de la Nae was getting at.

Re: Skyrim, I can't play it on PC anymore. Not since I discovered the Randy Macho Man Savage mod that replaced all of the dragons and their audio files. I mean, it was beautiful, but I think it broke Skyrim as a serious game for me
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 10 May 2015, 20:36
HEY.

That version of the game is super serious, OH YEAAAH it is
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 11 May 2015, 04:21
Re: Skyrim, I can't play it on PC anymore. Not since I discovered the Randy Macho Man Savage mod that replaced all of the dragons and their audio files. I mean, it was beautiful, but I think it broke Skyrim as a serious game for me

That reminds me of a mod that a Spanish youtuber found that turned arrows into giant pink dildos and dragons into giant ponys from MLP.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Half Empty Coffee Cup on 11 May 2015, 05:08
"I used to be an adventurer like you, but then I took a dildo to the knee."

Hm. It doesn't have quite the same ring to it.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Masterpiece on 13 May 2015, 02:25
Well wow. I just picked up Invisible INC. and it's wicked fun.
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Post by: Blyss on 13 May 2015, 06:37
Now I've looked at Invisible Inc. and I think I need to try that.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 13 May 2015, 10:37
It is indeed, and I'm a tad peeved that I have had it in my library for ages but haven't been able to play the final release yet.
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Post by: osaka on 19 May 2015, 04:03
If you caught my reference on the last WCDT you might think I'm a big pinball fan. I kind of am, but that table never made it to a bar near me. What I do have is the free to play Pinball Arcade game, which is widely regarded as a great pinball simulation, at least as far as a computer can sim a pinball table. Tales of Arabian Nights comes as free table and then you have the season packs (Now at S4). Many great tables available to purchase like Twilight Zone, The Addams Family, Big Shot, Black Hole, all 3 pin*bot tables and the referenced in the post Dr. Dude.

As of right now, I'm trying to master Twilight Zone, after having mastered Black Hole and Taxi (although I don't have the Taxi Wizard award because the one game I did everything I hadn't unlocked the Wizard Goals). As of right now, I can only safely grab hitchhikers :/

Note: Every single table is playable up to the lowest high-score (which sometimes is 4 and sometimes is 5) for free. And Cirqus Voltaire is crazy hard. Also, a single table gets put for free on rotation each month (I mastered Taxi during its free period), which this month (basically until the end of this week) is High Roller Casino.

Coincidentally, next month's free table is Cirqus Voltaire. Oh god you poor sons of bitches. But it looks extra pretty on the DX11 beta, and the massive neon lighter is randomized every time you load up the table. Seriously.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 19 May 2015, 07:40
Motherfuckin' pinball.

I have a soft spot for that. Oddly enough, the local Walmart put in a machine, so I hit that up every once in a while.
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Post by: osaka on 19 May 2015, 15:36
Motherfuckin' pinball indeed.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 19 May 2015, 20:13
This was our major pinball playing right here.  http://www.amazon.com/3-D-Ultra-Pinball-Creep-Night/dp/B002NINQ2Q
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 27 May 2015, 05:45
Finals season comes, so obviously it is time for me to take up borderlands again. Trying to get down OP8 Digistruct Peak at least once every night. I'm pretty sure it's possible with my gear and build and I'm almost positive I actually can do it, but there's something some large instance of bait right before the first boss. Assuming it's because it's 2015 and bait is at an all time high.

But I have a perfect Sawbar now. That thing is nice.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 02 Jun 2015, 17:49
I only recently discovered borderlands and now I'm playing through the Pre Sequel and yet I really *really* should be studying but I can't put the damn controller down  :psyduck:
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Post by: LTK on 03 Jun 2015, 00:08
I've been playing Grow Home. It's a really fun, cute little thing. It lets you take sheep skydiving!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 03 Jun 2015, 00:33
Cook! Serve! Delicious....
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 03 Jun 2015, 00:33
Also Space Station 13 has eaten me again.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 03 Jun 2015, 04:20
I only recently discovered borderlands and now I'm playing through the Pre Sequel and yet I really *really* should be studying but I can't put the damn controller down  :psyduck:

If you ever feel like jumping on 2, I have a level 9 commando that might want to join your action. If you're playing on PC that is.

Also, I should really get to finishing my sniper...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 03 Jun 2015, 16:40
I'm mainly a 360 gamer, sorry man.

Happy to add you on Steam and/or XBL if you want though :)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 03 Jun 2015, 17:26
My 360 is there mainly for racing games and Saints Row 3, but if anyone wants to add me I'm osaka199
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 03 Jun 2015, 17:47
WWE 2K15 is a lot of fun.
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Post by: ChaoSera on 04 Jun 2015, 00:56
A friend borrowed me Dragen Age: Inquisition for PS3. That's basically the description of my last weekend.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 04 Jun 2015, 07:25
WWE 2K15 is a lot of fun.

So I've been out of the loop for years on the the wrasslin'; is this big fuzzy Daniel guy as Mick Foley-level huggable as he looks?
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Post by: Thrillho on 04 Jun 2015, 07:33
WWE 2K15 is a lot of fun.

So I've been out of the loop for years on the the wrasslin'; is this big fuzzy Daniel guy as Mick Foley-level huggable as he looks?

Most definitely, widely regarded as one of the nicest guys in wrestling. Has the same kind of Foley type grassroots support too, or at least used to.
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Post by: Welu on 04 Jun 2015, 16:16
Thrillho is correct. Personal anecdote, I know someone who gave Daniel Bryan a drawing they made at Axxess, one of the meet and greets, and then saw photos of him holding the tube they gave him when he was going back to his hotel. Not super amazing but as an artist and RASSLIN' fan it gives me warm fuzzies.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 04 Jun 2015, 17:50
Cool, that's an archetype worth keeping around.

Last (for now) off-topic question: what happened to Taz? Last thing I saw I could swear it was Michael and The King commentating again.
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Post by: Thrillho on 05 Jun 2015, 01:12
He left WWE for TNA a few years ago, 2009 or so, where he cut a pretty great promo about Samoa Joe, then went onto commentary, and was absolutely terrible.

Yes, worse than Don West.

Then at some point turned heel, then was ambiguous for a while, then TNA got dropped from Spike and moved to Destination America and Taz left shortly after recording a couple of episodes doing commentary in what appeared to be Josh Matthews' mum's basement.

Now no-one knows where he is.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 05 Jun 2015, 07:02
Huh
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 05 Jun 2015, 07:06
Was that an interested 'huh' or a confused 'huh?'?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 05 Jun 2015, 12:52
Huh.

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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 07 Jun 2015, 14:47
Feel free to ask me more wrestling questions. Wrestling is second only to popular music in my preposterous knowledge base so I enjoy exercising it.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Masterpiece on 07 Jun 2015, 16:54
After all this talk about how great the Dark Souls series is, I finally snapped and bought the first one, Dark Souls.

And it really is a fucking aggravating, yet at the same time super fun game to play.
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 07 Jun 2015, 21:03
I just picked it up as well. I'd  heard about it, and was mildly interested but I don't play a lot of console games. Watching people do lets plays of Bloodborne though really really makes me want to play it... But I don't have a PS4 and I can't justify to myself dropping nearly $500 for a console and one game just to play it. The guys at the Extra Credits video site started doing a run through of the original Dark Souls though, and that prompted me to get it... $20 is much more reasonable. :)
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 08 Jun 2015, 00:36
My pedantic self demands I mention that the first Dark Souls game is Demon's Souls.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 08 Jun 2015, 00:51
You're right of course, nae. I just didn't want to confuse people.

Neko_Ali, that play through, and the obsessive love they have for the series is actually why I got the game as well. And to be honest, their approach to open world design is just amazing.

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Post by: Neko_Ali on 08 Jun 2015, 07:00
I'm enjoying it... And it really is fairly punishing. I had a bunch of trouble beating the first (mini) boss.. It got better when I borrowed my room mates wired controller to use on my computer though. It kind of makes me wish I had bought it for my console, but oh well.. instant steam gratification is addicting...
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Post by: Masterpiece on 08 Jun 2015, 17:12
First mini boss, you gotta climb up the stairs as fast as you can and do an aerial attack on him before he jumps up.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 08 Jun 2015, 17:14
we should play it together some time.
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 08 Jun 2015, 18:03
mmm, my trouble with it was more avoiding those huge sweeping attacks. If you get knocked down even once it's hard to get up and move in time to avoid the next hit, so it becomes cascading failure.
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Post by: osaka on 08 Jun 2015, 18:28
Back to NFSHP 2010 for I have been challenged by a friend and now I have to bop times.

EDIT: On second thought, owwie.

I know this edit is late, but basically a friend found a mod that brought the DLC content of the consoles into PC. With some tomfoolery we got the tracks to work for online leaderboards. The thing is, if you put the whole DLC pack, the game spazzed and let you choose any car at any track (this was fixable by copying the backup files, which made it so that only the tracks stayed). The friend who challenged me took on Wing and a Prayer (first round of the DLC pack) with a McLaren F1 and posted a time of 4:17 to my wall. I didn't know this, so when I did it with the car that's supposed to go on that event (Pagani Zonda Cinque) and set a 4:21, I didn't care. But I was reminded of that today and I went at it, for pride basically. Yes, I beat it and a 4:14 time decorates my (and his) leaderboard, but EVERYTHING HURTS. IT SHOULDN'T HURT THIS MUCH TO USE A GAMEPAD. OW.

Moral of the story is, don't try to beat a cheater (even if it's unintended cheating) following the rules.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Edguy on 24 Jun 2015, 08:39
After I got home for the summer, I borrowed Dishonored form a friend, and so have been playing that the last week or two. The design is uncanny similar to BioShock!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 24 Jun 2015, 14:41
Yeah, they were definitely wanting to mix that and Thief.

I liked it, but I only played through the first couple missions before returning the rental.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: SubaruStephen on 24 Jun 2015, 21:01
I'm replaying Lego Star Wars II because all my Xbox achievements for the game disappeared the first time I logged onto Live.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 11 Jul 2015, 18:55
To quote a stream title, I may have acquired some good. Been destroying my friends' times in NFSHP 2010 for a while now. I've been deemed unreachable on certain TA runs where my run wasn't good and I have a 56 second difference on a 40km race with Lambos. I'm closer to WR than my friend is from me. I even got a 12:32 run for Seacrest Tour that I now consider ass because I hit a car in the middle of a highway.

Yet on The Art of Driving the 7-gear Auto that all cars in the game have for a transmission* has brought my time to normal. And I don't like that.

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Post by: Thrillho on 13 Jul 2015, 08:13
So a few of my friends visited this weekend, and they brought with them a PS3 with Diablo III on it. We completed the main quest and the expansion act in the space of four days.

This was partly because they skipped ALL the exposition at the start despite my protestations, so by the time they actually listened to me I already had no fucking clue what was going on - although honestly I got the sense story was not this game's strong point anyway.

The other day I thought of (or remembered. No idea if I stole this from somewhere) the pun 'The Magnificent Steven.' I wanted to call my character that, but I also felt like being an internet douchebag so I tried to call my character MagnificentSteven69420nWo4lifeDXOFWGKTA.

Then I found it had a 12 character limit, so even 'MagnificentSteven' was too long (WHY WOULD IT LET ME ENTER MORE IF THERE WAS A LIMIT stupid game) so I ended up being mGnFcNtStVn. And once I had enough money, I bought 420 health potions, and refused to use any of them. If I picked up another one, I dropped it for my buddies. I am that obtuse. If I ever get to level 69 (of 70 available) I guess I have to start a new character!

It was quite fun, eventually. I enjoyed it, but largely because of the bonding experience with my friends.

This is the kind of game I would never play on my own, I just enjoyed it for playing through with my friends, supporting each other, screwing each other over, just having a laugh and actually playing a game with people in the SAME ROOM for once, so that was nice.

There was zero difficulty curve, even though we kept cranking it up every time the difficulty could be increased. We only actually all died on one occasion, and that was on the final boss on the expansion act, who after a shitload of easy minions was rock fucking hard and kept killing all of us. I even had to use health potions and ended up with 407 after we beat him, which we did on only our second try, because what the fuck this game is easy. It's also one of the only parts I actually enjoyed for the game rather than for playing it with my friends, because it was hard. One other early boss wasn't hard, but at least took concentration - The Butcher. I can't remember my tactic, but the environmental obstacles and the way he telegraphed his attacks meant that it was tough to beat him, but not impossible. That was some great game design - it just lacked that at basically all other times.

I do not care for this kind of game. It amounted to, basically, 'hammer X until you win.' While all games are essentially that, the games I like usually require more effort than that to achieve. It was bordering on being a Quicktime event game.

Once I could customise my appearance, I went all pink (as I do on any game where I can customise things) but once we beat the final chapter, I dyed all my different clothing items different colours so that now I look AWFUL.

Overall, I had a blast, and it's cool that we managed to finish it. It showed me one of the things that video games originally were about for me, which is bonding with the people I care about most.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 13 Jul 2015, 08:35
So yeah.. Mostly of late I've been playing even more Fallout. I have a character in New Vegas who is near the top level and is God Lord Death of the Wasteland.. nearly 100 in stats. I'm not sure how I got it this early. Probably because of the android race mod I was using. It let me swap skill points around at the start, but I think it gave more than it took... That any my habit of cranking up skill points per level means I get 17 points every time I level up and 4 points per book found...

I've also been playing Fallout: Dust. Though I keep dying (no, really?) so I haven't got very far on it. Mostly though I've been playing Fallout 3... In the Fallout NV engine. A huge conversion mod called Tales of Two Wastelands combines both DC and the Mohave into one game. You need to have legit copies of both FO3 and FONV and all of the DLC for each, but it works. And it's everything I've wanted. I've always said I love the environment, setting and story of DC so much more than the Mohave. But the mechanics upgrades added in NV were great. Well, this mod pack delivers both. And lets you play through both games entirely with one character. There is a train station in the DC ruins that lets you travel between the coasts. A bit crazy, that would never happen.. but you can just close your eyes and pretend... But basically you start off in  Vault 101 as usual as the Lone Wanderer and when you get tired of DC you can go to the Mohave and pick up a job as a Courier. And promptly get shot in the head, apparently.  I totally see this taking my time until November. Now if only I could play Fallout Shelter too...

When I'm not playing that, I've been fooling around with Elder Scrolls Online. Pretty fun. Not super great but fun. It's worth while now that it's buy to play with no subscription fees.
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Post by: osaka on 13 Jul 2015, 11:34
Still acquiring good. It's funny how the Carrera GT is so bad because of the ignoble transmission problems when just a tier below the 918 Spyder Concept is so beastly with exactly the same gear ratios.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 13 Jul 2015, 15:21
@osaka I think I've said this before, but it's absolutely fascinating to read your writing on racing games, a genre I normally stay out of. Even if I can only follow along loosely at times. Glad to hear you're making progress.

@Thrillho Another thing I may have said before, but D3 is.... special. I enjoyed it, but I kind of wanted to beat someone with a stick over it. I imagine it's a better time with friends.

@Neko That sounds absolutely delicious, and I'm staying the hell away from it. Even if my dying computer could run it, I have enough to do, thank you.
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Post by: osaka on 14 Jul 2015, 09:27
Well, I've been playing racing games for the longest and I'm generally a quick learner, so I end up understanding, at least in a theoretical level, a lot of the physics and mechanics in a racing game. That and that the physics of NFSHP 2010 in particular are beautiful. I haven't seen a game so consistent with itself in my 15 years playing racing games. And even if it's an arcade racer, everything about a car counts towards how effective it is. Power, drive, measures, transmission, weight, weight distribution, aero. Everything.

This is a very long-winded way to say that the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport sucks donkey nuts. I don't care it has 1001hp, it's just way too heavy to be effective. And the Koeniggsegg CCXR is much lighter and has 1018hp, so there's that.

And then there's the McLaren F1 which is even lighter and has a shorter gearing, so even with "only" 636hp it ends up being faster than the two of those as soon as you're racing a road and not a highway.


On other news, I hit up the save editor for BL2 to clone my absolutely ridiculous Mechromancer (Her name's Penn (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r87TnGcMkjw)) and give her perfectly parted guns and a Twister for solo play. Why oh why. People disintegrate as I walk by, provided I've fought through enough of them. Playing in OP8 makes it that much impressive.

Oh, and shock Norfleet. Yaaaay.

EDIT: Wow, I just noticed I haven't written an ode to the 'fleet yet.

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Although technically I don't really use it because it cheapens the game to ridiculous levels. But I have it, and it's so beautiful.
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Post by: Nyithra on 21 Jul 2015, 21:50
Lately I've been cycling through Invisible Inc (turn based spy game), Life is Strange (choices based/story based game), and Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time.

It's kind of nice because each game appeals to something different for me. I love turn based strategy but am also a stickler for games with a heavy emphasis on choice, and Ratchet and Clank allows me to beat up baddies with lasers and stuff.
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Post by: Detachable Felix on 22 Jul 2015, 00:53
I bought a One!
Games I've been playing:

Halo Collection for the nostalgia/lulz,

Elder Scrolls Online - a fucking huuuge game. I've barely scratched the surface after two days solid play,

Dragon Age: Inquisition - I've been looking forward to playing this game for literally over a year, but I need to dedicate a good block of time to it because I know it's going to be soul-destroying (typical Bioware)

Jackbox Party Pack - A great little collection of games that you play on screen using your mobile phones as controllers - kinda like more adult versions of Pictionary, Balderdash, things like that. Hilarious fun when drunk.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 22 Jul 2015, 10:41
I will buy a WiiU next week.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 22 Jul 2015, 11:50
WiiU-WiiU-WiiU-WiiU-WiiU-WiiU-WiiU-WiiU-WiiU-WiiU-WiiU-WiiU


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Post by: Welu on 22 Jul 2015, 12:04
Partner is so proud about 100% GTAV that I'm telling all of you.
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 22 Jul 2015, 12:53
What is that picture from, Pilchard? That is a cool looking ship. I've been getting tempted to play Elite: Dangerous. It looks like a fun game and all... but I worry about if I'll be able to handle it. I get motion sick and disoriented fairly easily playing certain games, like dogfighting games. Most first person games don't bother me, so long as my 'feet' are on the ground. Add flight in there and I'll be all over the place. For instance, I've only ever lightly toyed with the Galactic Starfighter portions of The Old Republic. But I'm okay with the 'on rails' flight missions that were in the game from the start... I've watched a few Lets Play videos of Elite, and I didn't have any problem with it.. but I haven't seen any fighting yet. So I'd probably be pretty cool flying from planet to planet, exploring and trading. But be a sitting duck if anyone wanted to shoot me up. So dropping $60 on a game that I may not be able to play a large part of is eeehhhhh... worrisome.

I agree on ESO, Felix. I bought it when it went buy-to-play and totally haven't regretting the decision. I love hopping in for a little while every day. It's still the 'honeymoon phase' though. I've made a bunch of characters and deleted most of to find the race and class combos I like. Now I've started to focus on just playing people and enjoying the story and exploration.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 22 Jul 2015, 15:21

 to find the race and class combos I like.

All Orc and Argonian, all the time. Maybe Kahjit once in a while.

There, that was easy.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 22 Jul 2015, 15:55
What is that picture from, Pilchard? That is a cool looking ship.

That's a Federation Navy Comet/Police Pursuit Comet from EVE Online.
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 22 Jul 2015, 18:03

 to find the race and class combos I like.

All Orc and Argonian, all the time. Maybe Kahjit once in a while.

There, that was easy.

Heh, I bounce between a Bretonan Sorcerer (cliche ho!), a khajiit templar archer and a super fun argonian dragonknight. Because lizard girls who actually breathe fire are fun. :)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 22 Jul 2015, 18:45
I play as a Nord (so boring, I know!)
But if anyone's up for it, come join me on the North American server, Pact faction :) (Username's LJ Felix)
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Post by: Detachable Felix on 22 Jul 2015, 18:47
(totally not just asking because I'm stuck on one fight and I am too terrified to ask strangers for help  :psyduck: )
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 23 Jul 2015, 13:23
I introduced my fiance to Peggle and I caught her playing it on her phone. I've created a monster
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Post by: Thrillho on 24 Jul 2015, 00:56
Having seen Ribbit King on Game Grumps, I now need that game in my life more than food or water.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 30 Jul 2015, 04:02
Been playing Splatoon again since I now own a WiiU, and goddamn that soundtrack is crazy.

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Post by: cesium133 on 30 Jul 2015, 19:26
I bought Democracy 3 today and played a couple games as the Prime Minister of the UK. First game the UK turned into Greece and I got voted out in the next election. Second game I managed to avoid the debt crisis, but instead I got assassinated by creationists.  :psyduck:
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Post by: osaka on 31 Jul 2015, 19:00
I've made a small move to Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel from BL2 (will dedicate more time to BL2 next month) because skill trees in presequel are very interesting. Right now I'm working on a close-quarters Nisha based on pistols and melee. Basically because the capstone of the Law and Order skill tree has a potential for a ridiculous bonus to melee damage. I already have everything planned.

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Fun Fact: Out of all the playable characters of Borderlands, only Nisha and Lilith have a known last name. Nisha will say "My name is Nisha! Or ms. Kadam if you're naughty" on a killstreak, and diving on pre-release assets of the original Borderlands (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coEo1sQ3km0) some dude found a character card for Lilith that read "Dr. Lilith Cashlin, mercenary Scientist".
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Post by: Detachable Felix on 02 Aug 2015, 19:22
I'm surprised you'd use the E-Gun. It's got a moderate damage output and is basically a stripped back Incendiary laser minus all the advantages of having Incendiary.

I'm stuck on the DLC for Pre-Sequel. Currently playing a Brotrap (That is, Claptrap with fully specced max health + regen), Torgue Shotgun, The Pitchfork, Moxxi's Vibra Pulse, and the Corrosive Hail SMG. Oz kit is an Acidic Juggernaut kit, 'nade mod is the Snowball (It's fun for the whole family, Jack). Stuck at the end of the "Enter The Claptrap" DLC, at
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It's damn near impossible. It's just one big goddamn grind, I tells ya. No real strategy to be had. I need a second player, methinks.
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Post by: osaka on 02 Aug 2015, 23:37
Well, there's a couple of reasons to use the E-Gun. One of those rendered invalid because "non-elemental" is read as "devoid of elemental capacitor" for the Magnificent Six skill, but outside of that all beam lasers work with Nisha. And all Maliwan lasers are proper broken.

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On that other dude, I know it's my next enemy. I have an Iron, a Glitch corrosive Aegis, a Flayer and some other legendaries that I don't know if I'll use or not. I wanted a Luck Cannon, dammit.

EDIT: Done with dude. It's more a thing of going at him with everything and then some than it being a grind. Flayer and Dual Corrosive Aegis with Overload glitch did some mighty decent damage. Obviously as Athena you probably can faceroll the fucker, but since I'm focusing on my close quarters Nisha right now I can't do that.

Athena is SUPER tanky. It's ridiculous.
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Post by: Detachable Felix on 03 Aug 2015, 18:29
Not as tanky as Claptrap. Have you seen his health regen?

I started again with Aurelia, one of the two DLC characters, and holy fuck she is pure evil. Also her class ability is amazing - So few characters are resistant/immune to cryo, it's great! Speaks to my style more as a long range player - kinda useless close up with her, but eh.
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Post by: osaka on 03 Aug 2015, 18:55
If you rely on health regen, you can die eventually. Healthgating's been a thing for OP8 players in BL2. Plus, you have to deal enough damage to kill your enemies. Nisha is a glass cannon and I killed dude second try because I had aimbot (it's Nisha's skill, for the non-BL players), a high DPS build (5 points in High Noon, yeah), a glitch corrosive Aegis with Overload, a Flayer and an Iron. And a shock transfusion nade. And the Order skill for a slight survivability, but it did almost nothing.

Now what happens with Athena is that you can highly overpower the Vibra-Pulse via Maelstrom while using the Aspis to absorb damage. A spec similar to this (http://thepresequel.com/Athena/5005121000000000000000410510510501) (which was mine at the time of getting the legit game and losing the save) will allow you to facetank badasses several levels above you.

Obviously, if you were to tap into a finished build (like this (http://thepresequel.com/Athena/5155151050100000000000415515515501/ragstorm,auto), we're probably talking about full-blown immortality even for endgame. Then again, you are the goddess of war.

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So tl;dr, time the shield and throw free teslas. (Tesla grenades are the absolute best for building maelstrom)
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 03 Aug 2015, 19:01
I'm surprised you'd use the E-Gun. It's got a moderate damage output and is basically a stripped back Incendiary laser minus all the advantages of having Incendiary.

I'm stuck on the DLC for Pre-Sequel. Currently playing a Brotrap (That is, Claptrap with fully specced max health + regen), Torgue Shotgun, The Pitchfork, Moxxi's Vibra Pulse, and the Corrosive Hail SMG. Oz kit is an Acidic Juggernaut kit, 'nade mod is the Snowball (It's fun for the whole family, Jack). Stuck at the end of the "Enter The Claptrap" DLC, at
(click to show/hide)
It's damn near impossible. It's just one big goddamn grind, I tells ya. No real strategy to be had. I need a second player, methinks.

If you're playing it on 360 I'd help you out, but I actually need to start playing the game. I bought it for the 360 but all my friends had already moved on to the X1
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Post by: Detachable Felix on 04 Aug 2015, 06:43
Happy to, Blue Kitty. I still have my 360 even though I bought an XBone :)
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Post by: osaka on 05 Aug 2015, 02:31
In a stunning turn of events, Game Save Manager has recovered my "Zeus ain't shit" Athena save, so I might as well finish that one too.

The reason for that name is because I'm going for a full-blown tank-shock Surging Storm build with shock-fire lasers. And maybe a Flayer for certain non-elemental parts of the game.

EDIT: In the meantime I'm also playing with good ol' Nisha, and it turns out there's a really stupid exploit with the "One for each of ya" skill. Like, REALLY stupid.

If the pistol you dual-wield is bladed, the melee bonus applies twice.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 15 Aug 2015, 19:21
Finally started playing Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U. The gamepad is pretty uncomfortable way to play so I'll probably be getting a controller or two to play it.
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Post by: 94ssd on 15 Aug 2015, 21:10
Trying to decide if Banished is worth spending dollars on. I'm an RTS fan but from what I've read this game seems quite a bit different.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 16 Aug 2015, 00:10
Yeah, it is. Next.
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Post by: Thrillho on 16 Aug 2015, 01:56
Finally started playing Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U. The gamepad is pretty uncomfortable way to play so I'll probably be getting a controller or two to play it.

Yeah use a Gamecube controller. It is so ridiculously unbalanced to play with a Wiimote. You end up missing about 65% of your move set.
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Post by: Detachable Felix on 16 Aug 2015, 15:43
I've spent so much time on Elder Scrolls Online lately. I think I need help. I could be, you know, studying, or something, but nope, it's all ESO.  :psyduck:
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Post by: osaka on 16 Aug 2015, 16:02
Still some gud to be acquired in NFS HP 2010, sadly I'm not too sure about how. Also, I hate cop runs for serious play. Too much RNG. And I also hate playing as a cop since you don't need skillz to maintain your past-top speed running. All cop cars are given the same effective top speed in the class and they regen nitrous at the rate you would on a racer car racing oncoming.

Quick Edit: I seem to have mastered Roadsters Reborn with the Z4 (3:17.93), still 11 seconds behind WR. Car is really slow on the beach, but I really don't want to use the 370Z just because it could be faster there. That car's ugly as shit.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 18 Aug 2015, 14:13
Finally started playing Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U. The gamepad is pretty uncomfortable way to play so I'll probably be getting a controller or two to play it.

Yeah use a Gamecube controller. It is so ridiculously unbalanced to play with a Wiimote. You end up missing about 65% of your move set.
Pretty sure he means the WiiU gamepad:

(http://media.engadget.com/img/products/464/9ynp/9ynp-800.jpg)

This message is coming from Tapatalk inside my tablet!

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Post by: Pilchard123 on 18 Aug 2015, 14:30
I think Thrillho was recommending a pro controller over using a Wiimote.

(http://media.engadget.com/img/products/465/9yy7/9yy7-800.jpg)

EDIT: Image size, name change.
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Post by: osaka on 18 Aug 2015, 14:37
Maybe he was recommending an actual GC controller. Nintendo sells adapters for the WiiU.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 18 Aug 2015, 14:55
They do? I'll have to get a couple.
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Post by: 94ssd on 18 Aug 2015, 17:01
So except for the part where it almost set my laptop on fire because of some default graphics settings I didn't realize I needed to be lowered (I don't computer well unlike many in this forum and I'm used to games just doing the whole 'automatically detect the best settings' thing) I really love Banished. It's a bit difficult, and I wish these people would stop having kids so I could keep them fed (I'm sure there's a Malthusian/pro-PRC message to be gotten there), but it's a lot of fun. And it's a really beautiful game even after I lowered the graphics to not-overheating levels.
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 18 Aug 2015, 17:48
Well, a game I want to play is Elite: Dangerous. It's a space ship simulator game and from what I can tell fantastically well done. I've been watching Lets Play videos of it lately and it really makes me want to give it a try. It's one of those games that you're open to do whatever you like... You are dropped into a loaned starter ship and you can just go and do whatever you like from there. Stations and ports will give you missions if you want. Hauling cargo, hunting down enemies, even engage in a little piracy. Or you can just go off and do your own thing. Explore systems, mine for ore, hunt down wanted people for their bounties... Or go rogue and just waylay ships and pirate them on your own. You can play it single player or online.. Plenty of NPC pilots to encounter either way.

They spend a lot of time and effort making the game look and feel realistic and consistent, that's something I really like. Normally I can't play flight simulator games as I'm one of those people who gets motion sick really quick with them. I can do fine mostly in a 3d environment if my feet (wheels, whatever) are on the ground. but when i try to move in 3D space, I get nauseous and lose my sense of direction. I haven't felt at all sick watching the videos though. So I think I may be good with this game. I'm just kind of torn at the moment... Should I get it now, or wait till this winter when they are releasing their first expansion for it, adding the ability to land on airless worlds and travel about the surface. The expansion is going to come with the full game, so it's a better deal to wait... But by the time it comes out I fully expect to be neck deep in the Boston Wasteland.
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Post by: Thrillho on 19 Aug 2015, 04:15
Maybe he was recommending an actual GC controller. Nintendo sells adapters for the WiiU.

^ Bing! This. You can get an adapter, and I've never used a controller that functions better in every respect than a Gamecube one.

The controller that comes with the Wii-U is just bizarre.
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Post by: osaka on 19 Aug 2015, 09:11
Personally, I find the triggers on the GC pad to be a bit too loose, but I am accustomed to using the triggers for precision analog inputs (Over 400h spanning several Forzas, to begin with), which I think is something that wouldn't be as troublesome on the GC games I'd play.
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Post by: Grognard on 19 Aug 2015, 17:54
World of Tanks
World of Warplanes
World of Warships

...I must be out of this world?

at least I don't play WoW.  ;)
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Post by: Masterpiece on 20 Aug 2015, 00:40


The controller that comes with the Wii-U is just bizarre.

You know, everyone I know who said that (myself included) was pleasantly surprised at how good it still feels when actually holding it in their hands for the first time.

This message is coming from Tapatalk inside my tablet!

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Post by: ChaoSera on 20 Aug 2015, 00:59


The controller that comes with the Wii-U is just bizarre.

You know, everyone I know who said that (myself included) was pleasantly surprised at how good it still feels when actually holding it in their hands for the first time.
Seconded. I was very surprised how good it could be handled when my roommate got his WiiU. It's a bit awkward at first but you get used to it pretty quickly.
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Post by: osaka on 23 Aug 2015, 07:09
I've updated my psp emulator so I can go back to the WipEout games. It's interesting how ships in Pure (Except the Triakis one due to a bug) lose so much speed just by turning. It really forces you to drive smoothly and as cleanly as possible.

On the other hand, tracks in Pulse are also designed around ships much grippier than those in Pure, and you have to drive accordingly. While the tracks aren't AS technical from a first look, you soon realize that turns are much more sudden and the speeds you need to handle are somewhat higher (even if the classes are of similar speeds). And some tracks, like Basillico, Tech De Ra or Outpost 7 have some harsh turns not unlike those of Pure.

As a fun fact, that bug made it into lore, as much of the diverse WipEout games shenanigans, and on the background for the 2207 FX400 league (which is the setting for WipEout Pulse), it's mentioned that Triakis would go on to win it all in the 2206 FX300 league, but they were later "disqualified due to a reverse inertia system used to maintain speed around the corners despite their heavy frame. That championship would fall in the hands of the resurrected AG Systems team for the first time in their almost 160 years of AG racing history".

The lore of WipEout is deep and extended. I wonder if they'll make a WipEout game for this generation that continues after Pulse (WipEout 2048, for the PS Vita, is a sort of prequel / spin off game featuring sanctioned street racing on New York (renamed Nova State City) in the pro-am AGRC league the year after the events of the first F3600 league of WipEout).

In case it isn't 100% clear, I fly the white and red colors of AG Systems. Even more so in Pure, where having the highest acceleration power really makes them highly competitive despite not being bugged. In Pulse maybe Piranha Advancements or Triakis, or even Icaras if I had access to DLC, would be more competitive, but whatever. Ship looks excellent and has enough thrust to keep me alive, so AG Sys it is.
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Post by: Akima on 24 Aug 2015, 20:37
I finished Lifeless Planet last night. It is... OK.

The visual design is attractive, with some pretty amazing environments, and the sound/music is excellent. The story is a bit clichéd though, the jumping/platforming game-play gets very repetitive, and the puzzles are not challenging at all.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: 94ssd on 24 Aug 2015, 21:30
Maybe I'm just set in my ways, but I strongly dislike Steam.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 26 Aug 2015, 10:14
I picked up WoW again.  The nostalgia is coming back in full force.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 26 Aug 2015, 14:02
Maybe I'm just set in my ways, but I strongly dislike Steam.

Bro you should've tried it when it first rolled out in 2004.

It revolutionised the gaming industry, eventually, but at the time, man, it fucking ruined my favourite past-time.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 26 Aug 2015, 15:55
Maybe I'm just set in my ways, but I strongly dislike Steam.
it fucking ruined my favourite past-time.
Guess I'm the only one who loves steam?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 26 Aug 2015, 17:17
I like it well enough. I'm not joined at the hip or anything, but I don't hate it. I find it less offensive than most of those 'If you want to play our games, you must download our companies front end system so we can spam you with adverts' steam wanna bes.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 26 Aug 2015, 17:54

It revolutionised the gaming industry, eventually, but at the time, man, it fucking ruined my favourite past-time.

I admit, I'm curious about this.

I was around in that era, and I remember the beginning of that kind of shift, but I was in the 'looking forward to it' camp, more than not. Also I've spent much of my time in a city where decent Internet access isn't difficult (U.S. standards).

I'd probably be more annoyed if I was back on dial-up or something again.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 26 Aug 2015, 18:09
Iron Banner is back and I don't give a damn about it, all I care about is the newest Splatfest coming to Splatoon with Autobots vs. Decepticons



Now to actually play Splatoon....
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ChaoSera on 26 Aug 2015, 23:07
Maybe I'm just set in my ways, but I strongly dislike Steam.
it fucking ruined my favourite past-time.
Guess I'm the only one who loves steam?
You are not.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 27 Aug 2015, 00:36
Maybe I'm just set in my ways, but I strongly dislike Steam.
it fucking ruined my favourite past-time.
Guess I'm the only one who loves steam?

These days I have less issues with it, and the precedent it set has made it so that games are constantly being put online, games you'd have to hunt down a physical copy of otherwise, obscure ones, famous ones, overlooked gems. It has, overall, been good for the industry.

But at the time, it was updating CONSTANTLY for multiple days in a row, for hours at a time. It was crashing all the time. It messed with how servers for Counter Strike and TFC, my games of choice at the time, would be set up.

And most idiotically - this might still be the case now - you had to boot Steam up to play a game offline. You had to connect to the internet, in order to set it running in offline mode, before you could play a game that you already owned on disc. At the time my internet was shaky, so I would play something like Half Life if my internet was down, but it wouldn't let me, because it was constantly crashing and updating and wouldn't boot up, so I couldn't boot it up to connect to the internet so that I could set it offline and then play Half Life.

Yeah, they worked out the kinks - eventually. Now it is one of the best things to ever happen to gaming. But back in, when was it, 2004? It was like giving my computer herpes.
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Post by: Detachable Felix on 27 Aug 2015, 01:30
Yeah as someone who used to live in the country (i.e. with satellite internet  :psyduck: ), Steam always used to give me the shits with having to be online, not least because it always wanted to update.


For those of y'all who use XBOnes, Any idea when the 360 backwards compatibility is coming out for all consoles (not just for Preview members)?
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 31 Aug 2015, 17:57
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Edguy on 03 Sep 2015, 00:16
Ok, so I got my Xbone a week ago, and instantly downloaded The Witcher 3.

My God this game is good. Why were noone here talking about this game when it was new? It is seriously in contention for the best game I've ever played(!). I'm slightly biased, having read the books, but seriously.. The game is huge, but still has so much detail and so many unique, fleshed out side quests. The writing is great, the story is very interesting in terms of tying in to the books, the graphics and design is superb. Like, the only bad things I can say is that the menu and item systems are a bit clunky and long loading times (tho they are rare if you don't die/reload much), but that's pretty much it.


Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 03 Sep 2015, 09:03
WipEout Pulse's "Outpost 7" is the worst piece of level design I have ever come across. Which is sad in a game so full of addicting tracks, like Arc Prime, or Amphiseum, or Vertica, or even Fort Gale.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 03 Sep 2015, 10:04
So... I do most of my gaming on PC. But I would really like very much to play Bloodborne, which is a PS4 exclusive. I'm not all that familiar with any other games on PS4 that are exclusive or better on the console than PC... Can anybody come up with a recommendation on getting a PS4 besides Bloodborne? Because I really can't justify to myself paying $450 to play one game.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 03 Sep 2015, 11:57
I would say that the Infamous games looked really nice, specially the "First Light" dlc standalone thingamajig, but this is only from watching.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 03 Sep 2015, 13:38
I fukken love Infamous 1 and 2. Haven't played the others.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 03 Sep 2015, 14:18
Unfortunately Infamous 1 and 2 are PS3 games, and the PS4 isn't backwards comparable. There is a new PS4 sequel to Infamous out though. I did fine a couple of other games that are PS4 exclusive that I've an interest in. So I'm still considering a maybe. If I hadn't bought a blue ray player last year, I'd be more interested in the entertainment aspects of a PS4. But as it is, that box can do all the movie watching and streaming a PS4 can, and I already own it...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 03 Sep 2015, 15:56
Had a look at the new Mad Max game today. haughlsgsgh I neeed to buy it it looks so goood
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Pilchard123 on 04 Sep 2015, 00:17
The Humble Bundle end of summer sale has been on for a few days and I ran out of HDD space. When I bought this PC, I thought that I wouldn't even need a 500GB disk, but that was the smallest I could get. Uy...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 04 Sep 2015, 03:14
You can get an extra 1TB for like 50 bucks these days (as an external HDD). Across my PC and laptop, I've got about 9TB space (not including external storage devices), and most of that is full :/

Ah, the life of a sound engineering student
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 04 Sep 2015, 05:29
I don't get why I can't play co-op with my Amiibos
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 04 Sep 2015, 06:18
Had a look at the new Mad Max game today. haughlsgsgh I neeed to buy it it looks so goood

Welp, had a stressful day dealing with family and counselling service, may have caved and bought it.

Fuck you poor mental health and your ability to drain my bank account.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Pilchard123 on 04 Sep 2015, 11:23
You can get an extra 1TB for like 50 bucks these days (as an external HDD).

Oh, I know, but it's still mildly irritating that I need to.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: cesium133 on 04 Sep 2015, 11:25
The Humble Bundle end of summer sale has been on for a few days and I ran out of HDD space. When I bought this PC, I thought that I wouldn't even need a 500GB disk, but that was the smallest I could get. Uy...
Could be worse. I've got a 120 GB SSD in my laptop. It's always full.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 04 Sep 2015, 11:43
It's funny. I was reading an old Cyberpunk supplement the other day, from 1992. There was an advertisement for a 'super advanced hand held computer'. With a whopping 6MB of RAM and a 500MB hard drive. Oh those old future predictions are so adorable. :)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Akima on 10 Sep 2015, 03:44
"Case took the pink handset from its cradle and punched a Hong Kong number from memory.  He let it ring five times, then hung up. His buyer for the three megabytes of hot RAM in the Hitachi wasn't taking calls."
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Case on 10 Sep 2015, 16:13
"Case took the pink handset from its cradle and punched a Hong Kong number from memory.  He let it ring five times, then hung up. His buyer for the three megabytes of hot RAM in the Hitachi wasn't taking calls."
Thank you - I was starting to worry about being the only one nerdy enough to think about an appropriate Gibson-quote on the topic (And from Neuromancer, no less ... ! :-D).
Quote
WG: (http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/source/qa.asp) I think nothing dates more quickly than science fiction. Nothing dates more quickly than an imaginary future. It's acquiring a patina of quaintness even before you've got it in the envelope to send to the publisher.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 14 Sep 2015, 18:31
Destiny has managed to pull me back in, and Mayhem is so much fun!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: 94ssd on 16 Sep 2015, 16:46
I have 500 GB and I can't actually imagine using that much. Granted, I don't use my laptop for gaming very often as I am a member of the inferior console race. With the full backup from my old computer, the Windows 10 install, and a small collection of games, I have 356 left.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 27 Sep 2015, 19:28
Undertale is out and I can't wait to play it


Also got the Shovel Knight expansion Plague of Shadows and I'm slowly going through that. I haven't played Shovel Knight in awhile so it's a little hard for me to get into.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 28 Sep 2015, 09:13
I played Plague of Shadows as well. It felt a lot harder than Shovel Knight because you have exponentially more options regarding your loadout. With Shovel Knight it was just armor and relic, with Plague Knight it's those plus three bomb components and a flavour of blast jump. It makes adapting your loadout to the situation a lot more interesting, but it also creates challenges Shovel Knight never had to face. I did finish it in relatively little time, so it can't be that much harder, but be prepared for a whole lot of dying nonetheless.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 04 Oct 2015, 18:14
Picked up a few games for super cheap that I've been dying to play for the XBone -

- Dead Rising 3 because hilarity,

- Shadow of Mordor because I've been waiting literally a year to play it,

- Borderlands Handsome Collection because I gave my 360 away with all my Borderlands games so it'll be good to play them again.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 05 Oct 2015, 00:45
Over the past few weeks I've taken up Wip3out (Or WipEout 3 Special Edition, for us European people) and Warframe, the first one because race gemu and the second one because someone recommended it.

On the first one: Feisar's trash. Actual trash. It has no top speed whatsoever, which given the somewhat realistic configuration of Wip3out's tracks makes it highly uncompetitive. And since there's no boost pickups, you have to waste your health on boost (kinda like you'd do on F-Zero), but it's also extremely flimsy, so you're basically on a suicide course through races. On the other hand, AG Systems gives you races for free (Icaras is faster on the top end, but also has worse acceleration and much worse shields. If you get to first place, however, you're gone). Sadly AG-Sys is the 6th ship and that's unlocked upon winning a gold medal with the 5 previous aircrafts (Feisar, Goteki45, Auricom Industries, Pirhana-Advancements and Qirex [Research & Development]), and to finish each class you have to get all 8 golds with all 8 crafts. Will take a while, specially if Feisar doesn't get any better.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 05 Oct 2015, 01:33
Just put the Blackwell games to bed.

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Non-spoilered version: Narrative-focused point-and-click adventure game series using that grand old standby of the AGS engine. Several of the pitfalls you can expect of those words, though they managed to sidestep some. Worth a go, I'd say. If you're unsure, just drop money on the first one and see if you like it, since the rest are (refined and tinkered with, mind you) more of the same general idea. I seem to recall a decently-priced bundle of games 1-4 on Steam, though. Game 5 you still have to buy separately, unless there's something on the developer's website I'm not aware of.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 05 Oct 2015, 01:53
Game-plot spoiler questions:

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Post by: de_la_Nae on 05 Oct 2015, 01:58
p.s.
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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 10 Oct 2015, 16:59
Downloading the Beta for Star Wars Battlefront. My expectations are mighty high
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: SubaruStephen on 10 Oct 2015, 19:03
So are mine.



Looks like the Re-re-reissue of Empire Strikes Back is going to have a slightly shorter run time.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 11 Oct 2015, 04:39
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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 11 Oct 2015, 13:00
Undertale is wonderful.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Masterpiece on 12 Oct 2015, 02:39
Playing Mario Maker. I don't know how Nintendo is supposed to release another Mario game after this, it's amazing.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 12 Oct 2015, 03:16
Been playing the Phantom Pain.
You know, for all the faults people are finding with the game, it still feels like one of the best games in the franchise.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 14 Oct 2015, 23:05
I'm having a hard time adjusting to the end of the Battlefront Beta. Seems like I'm not the only one:
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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 15 Oct 2015, 06:44
Got rFactor on a bundle so I'll be looking for mods and modding tools. My plan is to port the Manor Top track into its sim engine as a temporary city course.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 15 Oct 2015, 07:01
Deus Ex: Revision, an overhaul of the original game available on Steam.

IT IS SO. GOOD.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 15 Oct 2015, 09:34
I'm almost positive I have the original somewhere, I gotta play it properly. Back in the day I didn't really play shooters and also I associated with certain people who enjoyed sandboxing mayhem, so they just used the cheats to mass spawn 100 LAWs and so did I.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 15 Oct 2015, 10:28
The original is conveniently on sale for peanuts as well. I did own a disc copy of it at some point but having it on Steam is well worth the €1,39.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 15 Oct 2015, 16:30
Been playing the Phantom Pain.
You know, for all the faults people are finding with the game, it still feels like one of the best games in the franchise.

It really is a good time.

Quiet's annoying (put some clothes on, damn) but y'know. Kojima.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 16 Oct 2015, 03:25
I haven't forgotten about my quest for Wipeout 3 completion and I plan on getting a big chunk done this weekend. Probably finish Vector class and start with Venom class.

I loathe P-Mar Project already and I'm not using the fast classes of ships. The jump in the back straight is too long. Whose idea was that? And it's not fun the rest of the way either. Even Hi-Fumii's super-narrow tunnel is less sudden and more manageable, and the rest of the track is technical greatness. P-Mar Project is a collection of sudden slopes, left-right turns that are too close to each other, stupid jumps into those and a hairpin that scientists and scholars of all Mega-City are still wondering why the hell it's there.
For the classic tracks, some make sense and some don't, just like with the normal tracks. The start-finish straight of Gare d'Europa is too long and bumpy, nobody likes the Terramax tunnel and I still wonder why there isn't an Altima VII rollercoaster somewhere, but it's all great. Odessa Keys is probably the hardest track I've ever played on Wipeout (that I didn't consider cheap, like Pulse's Outpost 7 which is basically "oh look, we couldn't put this track in pure, let's put it on a completely different physics engine and see how it's a trainwreck") and the fact that I'm still wondering how to do pitch corrections doesn't help at all xD.

Icaras, Qirex[RD] and AG-Sys are so far ahead of the competition is not even funny. I wonder if that changes on higher speed classes. But just to give some context, the Vector class Icaras ship has a top speed on par with the Venom class Feisar.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 16 Oct 2015, 14:08
Been playing the Phantom Pain.
You know, for all the faults people are finding with the game, it still feels like one of the best games in the franchise.

It really is a good time.

Quiet's annoying (put some clothes on, damn) but y'know. Kojima.

See, I found Quiet to be one of the best characters in the series, not because of her clothes or that she was ridiculously overpowered (use her right and she was a freaking demon in a mission). But I think it has to do with how you learn about her story and the reasons behind it. I think this (http://i.imgur.com/qUHXy5n.jpg) also helped, when you hear that the developers agree with it.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 16 Oct 2015, 22:11
Maybe when I actually sit down with the game and her.

But so far, as someone who just spottily spectates, it's all "Quiet, no. No Quiet. Stop...no put that back. Oh okay yeah, that's totally how you recon an enemy camp, nothing suspicious about that. Okay now shoot, Quiet. Quiet why are you not shooting..."
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 16 Oct 2015, 22:15
Also everyone knows D-Dog (arooooo! (http://www.technobuffalo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/dj-three-dog-fallout-3.jpg)) is the best character.

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Post by: osaka on 19 Oct 2015, 17:20
PROGRESS UPDATE: Venom tracks unlocked. Feisar is still trash. Although somehow I made it through all the classic league tracks first try, which is great.

Venom ships are quite a bit faster than Vector ships, excellent. Some tracks become harder because of this, but for some reason some are slightly easier. Namely Porto Kora and Talon's Reach - very simple and fast tracks that are more interesting with faster ships. I also found the reason why I couldn't correct pitch - my emulator had both axis of the left thumbstick assigned to the same axis in my pad's left thumbstick. That was fixed. Now the ships turn better too :lol:

Also, I found a way to put the Wipeout Pulse DLC on the PSP emulator. Those tracks would've been better off on Pure or a classic Wipeout, specially Gemini Dam which I'm almost certain it was designed with good old Stanza Inter in mind. Vostok Reef is definitely a Pure track, Edgewinter is just a bit trolly and Orcus is plain retarded. With a Phantom ship on Orcus (white run) you can fly through the entire back straight. (On the black run, the back straight is replaced by a wide left turn with a 90ş banking that makes you crash into the walls. Lovely design indeed). However, Gemini Dam is fun enough, and the same can be said about Vostok Reef.

I also found a pretty stupid glitch in Wipeout 3 that I somehow feel the developers knew - any extra thrust (as in "more than just plain acceleration") applied when over an edge is exponentially increased. This makes all boost plates before jumps specially effective, and if you were to use the hyperthruster on takeoff, you'd basically achieve warp speed for a bit. This is specially effective on Gare D'Europa, where the start-finish straight is really long and has a high drop, so if you were to trigger this glitch (it isn't even hard to do) you can creep up on the opposition quite a bit.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 16 Nov 2015, 16:36
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 17 Nov 2015, 08:03
hahaha. To true.

I've been playing Fallout 4. I'm actually surprised. I expected a good, if buggy game. But I was keeping my hype-train on low power. I know what happens when you expect to much. Then even a good game seems like a disappointment to the Second Coming  you were expecting. Even so, Fallout 4 has impressed me so far. The writing is a bit... Bethesda. Okay, but nothing new under the sun here. Faces and animations can be pretty wonky at times. I'm looking at you Mama Murphy. And the feral ghouls. But I'm super enjoying the game. I can never wait to play more.
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Post by: J on 17 Nov 2015, 14:57
been playing MechWarrior Online lately. it's good, but it doesn't even try to scratch the simulator-itch.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 17 Nov 2015, 15:42
Fallout 4: Livestock Edition

"Okay but seriously who's brahmin are these?"

"I mean I have a brahmin pen, in another settlement; this is a glorified alleyway."

"But HOW did that brahmin get on the roof?"

"Oh hey, there are a bunch of brahmin corpses here."
"Oh?"
"Yeah. Floating six feet off the ground."

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Post by: Castlerook on 18 Nov 2015, 01:59
hahaha. To true.

I've been playing Fallout 4. I'm actually surprised. I expected a good, if buggy game. But I was keeping my hype-train on low power. I know what happens when you expect to much. Then even a good game seems like a disappointment to the Second Coming  you were expecting. Even so, Fallout 4 has impressed me so far. The writing is a bit... Bethesda. Okay, but nothing new under the sun here. Faces and animations can be pretty wonky at times. I'm looking at you Mama Murphy. And the feral ghouls. But I'm super enjoying the game. I can never wait to play more.

I've always found that Bethesda can create fantastic worlds to explore and adventure in, but their stories are always a bit "meh".

On the one hand, the fact that 4's story is an inversion of 3's, with the Sole Survivor searching for their child, is certainly an interesting take but at the same time it kind of feels like lazy storytelling.
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 18 Nov 2015, 08:44
The thing of it is, I think there's some fantastic potential in the story of someone thoroughly out of time, trying to adapt and find their missing child. But because this is an open world RPG, all of that is just thrown into the backseat while you murder and loot your way across the land to build your own personal Junktown. There is just no urgency to the main quest, as usual. And there should be. Instead you get constantly side tracked by helping out other people and poking through interesting ruins. You could say that such is the nature of open world games. But the original Fallout did give you a sense of urgency, so that you wanted to spend your time tracking down the water chip. Side quests were often obstacles to the main quest. "Yeah I can help you, but only if you help me first" situations.

But that's really what Bethesda does, and I expected no less. They give you an awesome world to explore, populate it with interesting stuff and people and then almost as an after thought say "Oh, and there's this story line. You know, if you want to follow it. No hurry though, it'll be here for you whenever."
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 19 Nov 2015, 02:03
There is just no urgency to the main quest, as usual. And there should be. Instead you get constantly side tracked by helping out other people and poking through interesting ruins. You could say that such is the nature of open world games. But the original Fallout did give you a sense of urgency, so that you wanted to spend your time tracking down the water chip. Side quests were often obstacles to the main quest.

Aaaand you've hit the nail on the head. Bethesda open world games don't have that urgency to get you into the story.

Morrowind - Hey, this mystical gateway and wall we have to contain this horrific virus is breaking down and oh hey, the local apocalypse is starting. But hey, that's okay, you just go explore that Kwama mine and do some quests for the guilds. The apocalypse can wait.
Oblivion - Hey, the Emperor is dead and one of the Daedric Princes wants to fuse our world with his realm, go find the Emperor's lost son. Oh, you want to go and take apart the Black Forest company and get some nice loot? Mehrunes Dagon can wait.
Skyrim - The country is tearing itself apart in a horrific civil war and Alduin the world eater has returned and starting bringing the dragons back to life to bring about the end times. Aww look, you're filling your home with cheese wheels. Now that's great!

There is nothing to force you onto the story, it always felt like you did the story after you did everything else, which kinda sucked when you thought about it. The original Fallout gave you a time limit to get the story done with real consequences for not doing so.

Ultimately, Bethesda certainly do create amazing worlds and can do potentially great stories, they just don't live up to that potential.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Edguy on 21 Nov 2015, 20:42
I played through The Wolf Among Us a few days ago, and I loved it. Personally, I liked it a lot better than The Walking Dead, mostly because I found the setting  and the more mature tone more compelling, but also because it didn't have so obvious "WHICH OF THESE TWO CHARACTERS DO YOU WANT TO HATE YOU/DIE?" choices..

Here characters actually reacted rationally when you didn't choose "their" option.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 23 Nov 2015, 08:46
Clocktower 3 on PS2. Played it a little ten years ago or so and Partner bought me a copy! So I've been playing it with him watching and it actually makes me scream out loud. I haven't finished it yet but it still feels short. The maps are quite small and there's not much in them. It's by Capcom and has some of the same sound effects as Resident Evil games and plays very like an RE game but you can only run and hide for the most part, it's still a really interesting mechanic.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 23 Nov 2015, 10:35
ALYSSA!

Man that freakin' game.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 23 Nov 2015, 12:01
When I finish it I'm going to look up info on it because I'm positive some of the body language animation doesn't match the dialogue and I'm guessing it got cleaned up a bit. Most notably the scene when Dennis is introduced.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 23 Nov 2015, 23:25
Oh God, don't remind me.

Especially after the hellishness of the first couple levels, that just felt weiiiird.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 08 Dec 2015, 09:51
The Humble Codemasters bundle happened and that meant that I got myself the entire GRiD series. So I'm playing Autosport (the last one, since the other two I had played in some way or another).

Apparently there aren't 100 people in this world who are faster in that game than I am. Feels kinda great. Also makes that one time I finished 7th on the qualifying round complete and utter bullshit.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 08 Dec 2015, 12:01
Been playing Mordheim for the past week, despite the fact that I had early access since last year.

Fun game, but it can be unforgiving at times. The first three warbands I started all suffered horrific injuries in their first couple of games - fighters losing eyes, archers losing arms, my leader dying, in two different games!

But once you get into it, its a great game, definitely rewards careful positioning and tactics.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 08 Dec 2015, 15:58
So they actually have warbands implemented now? The last I played it was just one off games with maxed out warbands. Fun to just play, but I always loved the campaign rules and building up my group in Mordheim.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 09 Dec 2015, 04:19
Yeah, they have the Sisters of Sigmar, the Reikland Mercenaries, the Skaven and the Possessed. (Still hoping for a dlc introducing Witch Hunters or Carnival of Nurgle)

Campaign mode now has you picking your faction, and getting your leader for free. You then start off with around 200gc to build up your starting warband. Though be warned, at the start you're only going to have slots for your Leader, a second hero and three henchmen. Once your warband starts gaining ranks, you'll open more slots, I think I'm rank 4 and I have an extra two henchmen and a third hero. That said, buy a couple of reserved henchmen at the start because you might pick up injuries.

And I know that 200gc doesn't seem that much at the start, but you can loot enemies you've knocked out (its how I got all the heavy armour for my warriors), so you can save money that way. And one of my marksmen picked up a hunting rifle in the first ever box he searched.

Also, depending on your warband, get your archers hard hitting melee weapons, they will need them!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 09 Dec 2015, 07:05
Cool. I'll have to load the game up and give it a try again if I can ever pull myself out of Fallout 4. I enjoyed playing it before. But without any kind of campaign system I just didn't feel like there was the real meat to it.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Emoroffle on 09 Dec 2015, 08:00
CSM has recently got me playing Trails in the Sky chapter 1. It's a very good game but I really wish it had relationship options. Ever since Mass Effect I become disappointed if an RPG doesn't let me play a heroic lesbian badass.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blyss on 10 Dec 2015, 15:23
Just started fallout 4. Last night. Yeah.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 16 Dec 2015, 19:46
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 17 Dec 2015, 01:51
I actually watched some Bayo because one of the streamers I follow decided to make a Bayo stream after that announcement and I learned it actually released for X360 (I thought it was only PS3 and Wii/WiiU). It's 20 bucks. Should I? I think I should. I definitely should.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 17 Dec 2015, 07:48
You should. Unless you absolutely hate that style of game, you should.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Masterpiece on 17 Dec 2015, 08:02
I borrowed it from a friend following the announcement and FUCK THAT GAME WHY IS IT SO FRIGGIN DIFFICULT
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 20 Dec 2015, 18:10
I mentioned on some other thread that a very lovely person gave me GTA V for X360 back in my birthday 2 months ago. I finally finished the story today. Overall it's great, lots of stuff to do even if you've finished the game and many side jobs.

There's a post-ending secondary mission that just the starting cutscene is fucking hilarious too.
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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Tova on 25 Dec 2015, 00:55
Going to throw this one to the panel: what is your favourite Star Wars single player campaign PC game?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ChaoSera on 25 Dec 2015, 08:42
Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

KotOR is also great.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Grognard on 25 Dec 2015, 12:39
The Long Dark.

so far I've survived 4 days.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 25 Dec 2015, 17:16
Going to throw this one to the panel: what is your favourite Star Wars single player campaign PC game?
I'm gonna throw a curveball and say that the Rise of the Empire campaign from Star Wars Battlefront II was the best. Either that or Republic Commando (even though they were both optional co-op)
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Post by: Tova on 26 Dec 2015, 17:09
Jedi Outcast was one of my absolute favourite games. kotor 2, on the other hand, I could not get into at all.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 28 Dec 2015, 17:28
KOTOR 2 is one of those games that you really have to use the unofficial patches for.

That might not fix your experience with it, but the retail game was a broken mess, with whole swathes of coding hastily turned off at launch. Fan/etc. work helped smooth some of that out, and bring a certain amount of experience and resolution to the dropped pieces.
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Post by: Castlerook on 30 Dec 2015, 18:26
Funnily enough, I've restarted the Old Republic last week. And oh my god the 12x XP is ridiculous, I hit the level cap with my Trooper in less than a week (and I'm still on . Even when I was playing post-Cata WoW, I took me a couple of weeks to get to 60. Now, I'm breezing through the story missions for the Jedi Knight and Bounty Hunter.

Currently on the Progenitor RP server if anyone is interested.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 30 Dec 2015, 19:15
Gave the Fable: Legends beta a try and...it's okay. I'd rather have another straight up Fable game, but this is still kind of fun
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Post by: Edguy on 31 Dec 2015, 07:08
I'd rather have another straight up Fable game..

Please god no..
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Post by: Castlerook on 03 Jan 2016, 20:05
Just finished Alpha Polaris after I bought it a few hours ago. Its a short click and point horror game set in an Arctic outpost for an oil company. its by a Finnish game company, with a Norwegian student as the protagonist.

i'm going to be honest, I bought it in the Steam sale. If it had been full price, I wouldn't have gotten it, but for what it's worth, you get a few hours enjoyment as well as some puzzles that can be a little challenging. Its not a bad game, but really pick it up in the sales.
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Post by: IDMG on 03 Jan 2016, 21:37
Undertale, Hyperdimension Neptunia Rebirth 1, The Witcher, Dragon Age Inquisition and some other games I need to finish
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Post by: osaka on 05 Jan 2016, 19:22
I've been playing some DiRT 3 time trial over the holidays, mostly on the Smelter Head2Head tracks. Managed to snag one record (not counting cheaters) on Dredger Duel with 1980s Group A vehicles (ie Renault 5 turbo).

Seriously. I can finally proudly say that I was once good at vidgame.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 14 Jan 2016, 19:06
Well I had to set it to goddamned easy, but I finally made a 'win' ending in Out There.
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Post by: Case on 16 Jan 2016, 13:06
Jedi Outcast was one of my absolute favourite games. kotor 2, on the other hand, I could not get into at all.

YESYESYESYES!!! One of the few games where swordplay felt remotely realistic.

Anybody know any other games that feature "good" swashbuckling?  Gothic 2 is the best in that regard, IMO, and Witcher 3 isn't half bad.


In other news:
1) Anybody interested in Elite Dangerous? I've been playing for half a year now, and I still "love & loathe" it. The flight-model is weird, but very, very good - kind of a "Battlestar-Galactica" semi-realistic flightmodel (there's a top speed, so ...), where you can use "flight assist" or not.
Without flight assist, you have "inertia" about 6 axis - so Newton's first will make you drift along three dimensions, and you also have angular mass, so you'll have to counteract a previous pitch-input with an equal, but opposite input to make you stop pitching.
With flight assist, the fly-by-wire system will try to align your direction of movement with the direction your craft is pointing at. It also stops rotation once you center your flightstick. The nice thing is that with a little practice, it's almost like "drift-racing in space".

I'd definitely recommend an analog stick, though. There are some peeps that use keyboard & mouse to good effect, but ... it's not the same. Personally, I use a Thrustmaster T-flight HOTAS (50€) - and there's quite a few people who use two cheap analog sticks.
If you're unsure, the community is really helpful and DIY-crazy in that regard - Some regulars have even made their own DIY IR-Tracker for 10€ and are selling self-assembly kits.

The community is generally rather mature, due to all the Daddy-gamers that played the original Elite in the eighties, and mostly very friendly and helpful. There are some griefers, but that's mostly a concern during combat-oriented community goals. There's even an anti-griefer Clan (Adle's Armada) that patrols newbie-spawning systems.

2) Has anybody played the new Snake Plisgen Metal Gear Solid? Is it any good?
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 16 Jan 2016, 15:56
I was watching a bunch of Elite Dangerous videos and really interested in the game a few months back. Normally I can't play flight or driving sims because of motion sickness, but there was never a problem watching those videos. I was kind of waiting for the expansion to come out that would allow planetary landing, since they were saying they were going to sell it to new players for the same price as the base game, with the base game included while those who already owned the game would have to pay extra for the expansion. Which was.. kind of not okay in my book to screw over your existing playerbase like that. And it de-incentivized me to buy the game then, when I could wait a few months and save money. Then Fallout 4 came out and well.. I haven't been paying attention to to other games.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 16 Jan 2016, 18:56
If you're talking about Metal Gear Solid 5, I'll say that it's exactly the kind of game that sucks *me* in.

That said, it's very Kojima. Yeah, that's how I'll put it.
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 17 Jan 2016, 11:10
Started playing Terraria... I have no idea what the plot is or what the goals are.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 17 Jan 2016, 12:10
There sort of isn't.

In other words, beat FTL for the first time today.
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Post by: Akima on 17 Jan 2016, 15:41
Going to throw this one to the panel: what is your favourite Star Wars single player campaign PC game?
I've only played two; KotOR and KotOR2. I enjoyed both very much, though I played them as a gunslinger because lightsabers are stupid*. I think KotOR2 is the better game, but only if you apply the restored-content patches. Out of the box, KotOR is better.

*In the games, lightsabers also look like glowing wiffle-bats. If the combat had been more like Jade Empire, with body-parts flying off left and right, lightsaber action might have been more appealing.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 17 Jan 2016, 15:58
Finished the main story of Lego Batman 3, now to collect everything!!
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 17 Jan 2016, 16:05
Started playing Terraria... I have no idea what the plot is or what the goals are.

Building, making better stuff, killing bosses. Kind of like Minecraft, but 2 D and more monster fighting/adventuring.
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Post by: Tova on 26 Jan 2016, 04:06
Seeing as we've had a long weekend (thanks to some annual leave on Monday, and thanks but no thanks to getting some kind of stomach bug forcing me to stay home regardless of what plans I might have had), I finally got into The Talos Principle. Nothing like a bit of puzzle sovling mixed into your philosophical musing. Immersive and enjoyable. Most fun I've had since Portal 2.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 26 Jan 2016, 15:45
I haven't played it yet, but I'll give anything Jonas Kyratzes had a hand in a try.

He's a little wanky sometimes, but I like his stuff, and have always been surprised that his name recognition seems so low even after TP. Then again, I think the same thing of Jay Pinkerton and Portal 2.
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Post by: hazlett on 27 Jan 2016, 02:58
I don't play games for months. The last time I play was Enigmatis.
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 27 Jan 2016, 07:47
*gasps, recoils in horror*

Not play games.. For MONTHS? Oh the humanity!
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Post by: osaka on 27 Jan 2016, 08:18
Fun fact: In a TM group chat this morning, one of the members (and the Level Designer for the whole TM2 and TMT campaigns) said that half the people in the studio weren't interested in playing games.

This all gradually evolved into an ice cold remark about cheap prototypes being marketed as full products but that's not here nor there.

On topic, as of late I've been playing the good old Race Driver GRiD (the first grid game) for 100% completion. Stopped when I got to the part where there's a single make 6 lap race in Okutama Sprint, which might be the one racetrack in gaming that's less interesting and technical than a fucking oval course.
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Post by: Detachable Felix on 27 Jan 2016, 18:57
Since coming into possession of the Handsome Collection, I've sunk my teeth back into Borderlands 2. God the graphics are so much better now. I missed this game.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 27 Jan 2016, 22:15
I almost bought GRID, but most of the time I just can't racing game.

I sit there all 'car go fast car go fast woooosh!' but then I'm going the wrong way into a fence. It's fun for a bit, but...


In other news, I ran Typing of the Dead: Overkill tonight. I'm....mixed, though I don't regret the purchase.
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 28 Jan 2016, 05:48
I picked up Rocket League, since it was on Steam sale this week. It's soccer with rocket powered, gravity defying RC cars basically. Normally I find sports games boring and the game play is still just 'put ball in goal, repeat'. But the playing the game with cars is a nice twist, and 5 minute or so matches are right on the sweet spot between 'wish I had some more' and 'when will this end?'
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Post by: osaka on 28 Jan 2016, 11:57
Rocket League is super-fun with friends. I was playing with a buddy the other day and it was greatness, complete with a John Cena moment when I got a half court goal with a crazy arc and shit.

I've just ordered an Xbox One Forza 6 edition, should be getting it in a week or so. I'll be hitting that as soon as possible.
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 28 Jan 2016, 14:13
I'm still working on such highly technical aspects as 'getting car to drive where I want' and 'hitting the ball' :)

I've seen some amazing plays though, and even pulled a few off, mostly by luck but still...
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Post by: osaka on 28 Jan 2016, 15:55
Oh yeah I'm also on that part of learning Rocket League. It's still insane fun tho.
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Post by: ChaoSera on 28 Jan 2016, 23:56
Anybody else here playing Endless Space?
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Post by: Detachable Felix on 29 Jan 2016, 01:51
I've just ordered an Xbox One Forza 6 edition, should be getting it in a week or so. I'll be hitting that as soon as possible.
Add me on Live when you get it, man! Gamertag is LJ Felix :)
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 29 Jan 2016, 13:13
Anybody else here playing Endless Space?

Not right now, but I have recently.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 29 Jan 2016, 15:24
I own Endless Space, but haven't started it yet.
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Post by: Case on 29 Jan 2016, 16:31
If you're talking about Metal Gear Solid 5, I'll say that it's exactly the kind of game that sucks *me* in.

That said, it's very Kojima. Yeah, that's how I'll put it.

Very Kojima = Extracting Bears with Extreme Prejudice?

(http://i.imgur.com/NRroMG5.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ggEAwr2.jpg)

Loving it so far! How could this one sneak past me for so long?
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 29 Jan 2016, 18:45
Sid Meier's Pirates is on sale through Steam and I'm really tempted to buy it
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Post by: President Peaches on 29 Jan 2016, 19:43
Banished, hoping some of my people survive the next population spike and crash...
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Post by: ChaoSera on 30 Jan 2016, 03:09
I own Endless Space, but haven't started it yet.
Anybody else here playing Endless Space?

Not right now, but I have recently.

Well, if any of you feel like playing a round, you can add me on Steam (just send me a PM and I'll give you the link to my profile). I'm awful, though, can't even win against an easy AI. But I love the game.
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Post by: Castlerook on 30 Jan 2016, 08:54
If you're talking about Metal Gear Solid 5, I'll say that it's exactly the kind of game that sucks *me* in.

That said, it's very Kojima. Yeah, that's how I'll put it.

Very Kojima = Extracting Bears with Extreme Prejudice?

(http://i.imgur.com/NRroMG5.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ggEAwr2.jpg)

Loving it so far! How could this one sneak past me for so long?

Ah yes, the fun of wasting resources extracting the local fauna! I like to imagine Kaz is on the Command Deck when he gets a report of Snake has fultoned another animal for the Conservation NGO, he looks up and sees a bear hurtling towards him with all the indignation of being tranqed and having a balloon attached to its foot.

That'll learn him for insulting Quiet.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 30 Jan 2016, 19:32




Well, if any of you feel like playing a round, you can add me on Steam (just send me a PM and I'll give you the link to my profile). I'm awful, though, can't even win against an easy AI. But I love the game.

I sense a game shark >_>
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Post by: ChaoSera on 31 Jan 2016, 04:04
Well, if any of you feel like playing a round, you can add me on Steam (just send me a PM and I'll give you the link to my profile). I'm awful, though, can't even win against an easy AI. But I love the game.

I sense a game shark >_>
A game shark?
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 31 Jan 2016, 10:35
Well it's like a pool shark or card shark, but y'know, different venue.
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 31 Jan 2016, 11:17
So we can plug codes into them to cheat on our old NES games? :)
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 31 Jan 2016, 16:23
If you're talking about Metal Gear Solid 5, I'll say that it's exactly the kind of game that sucks *me* in.

That said, it's very Kojima. Yeah, that's how I'll put it.

Very Kojima = Extracting Bears with Extreme Prejudice?

(http://i.imgur.com/NRroMG5.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ggEAwr2.jpg)

Loving it so far! How could this one sneak past me for so long?

Ah yes, the fun of wasting resources extracting the local fauna! I like to imagine Kaz is on the Command Deck when he gets a report of Snake has fultoned another animal for the Conservation NGO, he looks up and sees a bear hurtling towards him with all the indignation of being tranqed and having a balloon attached to its foot.

That'll learn him for insulting Quiet.

"Trick or bear"
"Bear?"
"HE CHOSE BEAR"
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Post by: Castlerook on 31 Jan 2016, 18:49
A bear versus a man missing an arm, a leg and developing severe cataracts.
The poor bear never stood a chance.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 31 Jan 2016, 19:11
Started playing Batman: Arkham Knight. It's a little daunting to see my friends 100% completion thing every time I boot it up. Also, there's a Zur En Arrh skin in the game and I want it so bad, even if it looks awful for the game
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/jYmyfI-83f8/maxresdefault.jpg)
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 01 Feb 2016, 10:49
The embargo has lifted on XCOM 2 and one of my favourite players has started a run. But I don't want spoilers before it's out on Friday. But I want moar XCOM! But I want to play it myself!

Agh!
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Post by: osaka on 04 Feb 2016, 02:42
I've just ordered an Xbox One Forza 6 edition, should be getting it in a week or so. I'll be hitting that as soon as possible.
Add me on Live when you get it, man! Gamertag is LJ Felix :)

K dun, should be osaka199 ( 'w')

So yeah, my console arrived. Played some Horizon 2 X1 and some Forza 6 yesterday, great games. Any idea what are the ranges for Drivatar difficulties? Because I have both games in "Highly Skilled" and damn them boys trash. Also, the vibrating triggers is a very interesting feature, specially since I use a ton of RWD vehicles and no traction control so it's really a great indicator of when you're at the very limit of grip.
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Post by: ChaoSera on 04 Feb 2016, 02:57
Well it's like a pool shark or card shark, but y'know, different venue.
So, according to Google, someone who is really good and dominating the game? Basically the opposite of me.
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 04 Feb 2016, 06:32
Well it's like a pool shark or card shark, but y'know, different venue.
So, according to Google, someone who is really good and dominating the game? Basically the opposite of me.
That's part of it. The other part is that they pretend to be really bad at the game, so as to lure unsuspecting marks to play against them, thinking it will be an easy win... Then they turn the tables and clean up on the marks.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 04 Feb 2016, 13:36
I've been playing more Dark Souls again. I suck hard at it, but I'm having fun in small doses.
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Post by: osaka on 04 Feb 2016, 13:50
Any idea what are the ranges for Drivatar difficulties? Because I have both games in "Highly Skilled" and damn them boys trash.

Moved Forza 6 to Expert. Dem bois still trash.
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 04 Feb 2016, 14:19
I've been playing more Dark Souls again. I suck hard at it, but I'm having fun in small doses.

A PS4 and Bloodborne was my Christmas gift this year. I really want to play more of it... I haven't even beat the first boss yet, I wind up just farming the same guys near the beginning. Sadly the nature of the game and the respawning system means you really need to devote a block of uninterrupted time to play it... And between my work schedule and Fallout 4, finding that time has not been easy. Well, if I can get some free time this weekend, I may dive in head first and try to get to the boss.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 04 Feb 2016, 15:41
Wrapped up Primordia  (http://www.wadjeteyegames.com/games/primordia/)the other night.

While there are certain tendencies I could do without, I generally like the games that Wadjet Eye Games publishes. And being a robotic, wasteland hermit who followed the Gospel of Man was neat.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 04 Feb 2016, 17:19
Huh. I'm so glad I didn't allow anybody to spoil Dark Souls for me. I just passed THE point in Dark Souls where you get reminded of the scale of the whole thing.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 06 Feb 2016, 17:22
Picked up Wind Waker HD, haven't played it since September last year. I completely beat the original, but enough time has passed that I still need to figure things out on my own. It's sad to say that I had to look up how to beat the first boss. The gamepad is taking a little time to get used to, but I'm having a great time with it.
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Post by: LeeC on 06 Feb 2016, 18:28
My literal first impression and mini review to XCOM2
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Post by: Castlerook on 07 Feb 2016, 20:04
Picked up the Shadowrun Return games during the Steam Lunar Festival sales.

And I have to say I'm loving them, already finished Dead Man's Switch. All three stories were backed by kickstarter, but anyone who bought the games afterwards were given free upgrades to the special editions when they were completed.

Each story is self contained, the first taking place in Seattle where a friend of yours has been murdered and he's ask you to investigate. The second is based in a Berlin district and the third is set outside the Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong. Storywise, they feel like the length of a Shadowrun campaign a friend would have run a while back, long enough to keep players hooked, short enough that they weren't going to get bored.

Combat is simple enough while the story can be engaging. The archetypes in-game aren't fixed, so you can have a mage packing an assault rifle while they're summoning spirits.

The Hong Kong special edition of the game was released Thursday, I think, and contains several new missions as well as a playable epilogue.

Definitely fun if you like cyberpunk or tactical RPGs.
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Post by: President Peaches on 07 Feb 2016, 20:17
I got Prison Architect on sale. Started a decent prison but caught a legendary prisoner early on, and it killed most of my guards, started a riot, and everyone just walked out of what was left of my prison... The RNG hates me.
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 07 Feb 2016, 21:34
I've already played through the first two Shadowrun Returns games, and thought they were pretty good. I am a fan of turn based tactical RPGs though, and a huge Shadowrun fan, so I'm like, 100% the target audience. I picked up the Hong Kong edition on the Steam sale, and look forward to leaping into that. I also picked up the Witcher 3 and Elite: Dangerous as well, since they were both half off and on my 'to play lists'. Started the Witcher, but I haven't got far in it. Pretty cool so far though. I'm really looking forward to seeing what CD Projekt Red does with Cyberpunk. Elite: Dangerous will have to wait to be played though, until my flight stick arrives. I tried to play it with mouse and keyboard.... It's possible... just really horrible to do. Any twitch of the mouse would send my ship careening around, even with sensitivity turned down... And even just playing the tutorial levels I felt the motion sickness coming on because of the jerky movements with the mouse.
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Post by: Castlerook on 12 Feb 2016, 12:48
Picked up Firewatch (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d02lhvvVSy8) today and went through the first ingame day.

Its alright. I mean I was looking forward to it when they announced it and yeah its fun and funny (seriously, your first day on the job is dealing with two drunk skinny-dipping teens who are hiding behind a rock), but I'm feeling kinda meh about it. The mouse is a little too sensitive for my liking, which makes it a little difficult to find that point to interact with at a distance, switching to running or jogging doesn't actually feel like you're moving faster.

Not a game I would suggest buying right now, but maybe during the next Steam sale.
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Post by: explicit on 12 Feb 2016, 13:17
After some 30 some hours of Skyrim I also picked up Oblivion during the last steam sale. It was my favorite game ever, BUT I FORGOT THAT SAVES GLITCH ALL THE FUCKING TIME. Also, I really appreciate the amount of autosaves Skyrim has now...
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 12 Feb 2016, 13:26
I should you know... finish Oblivion at some point...
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Post by: explicit on 12 Feb 2016, 13:27
I should you know... finish Oblivion at some point...

I have played Oblivion for probably 400 hours. I have finished the main questline once...
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 12 Feb 2016, 13:32
Yeah, I haven't finished Skyrim, Oblivion or Morrowind... But then I never got very far in Morrowind before the way outdated graphics got to me... I just keep getting distracted, then when I come back I start over again...

I've also never finished Fallout New Vegas, but that was by choice, because I hated the main quest.
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Post by: explicit on 12 Feb 2016, 13:37
I see you're also the type of person that does that. The only long RPG I think I ever finished (besides Oblivion) was fallout 3. I didn't finish New Vegas, Fallout 4, Skyrim, Farcry 3... I finished... Borderlands 1 and 2?

There's something about getting close to the finish that makes me not want to go any further.
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Post by: osaka on 12 Feb 2016, 14:33
The thing about borderlands is that about 300 hours in you quickly realize the story doesn't really matter. You're a god killer, it's time to have some fun. And devising builds to eventually get to OP8 is fun.

And thus, my friends, is how I ended up finishing the BL2 story 8 times already. With BL1 is a bit different because no character struck me as something to build for utter chaos and destruction as Lilith. As I said on a skype group of trackmania dudes, I am a Gaige player, so chaos is my game.

In the meantime, Horizon 2 in the Xbox One is so fucking based. Got to Finale 1, beat the crap out of the other Drivatars in my trusty F40. It's a 15+ minute street race ( 'w') Now working towards Finale 2, maybe by then I have a viable hypercar (the Venom GT, while I could manage to win the class with it, is nigh-impossible to drive in its stock configuration, mainly because it's what happens when an american muscle car tuner gets hold of a GT1 Lotus Elise and decides that it desperately needs more power). If I don't, well, F40 time again. And on the other Forza (FM6), I got hard baited on the Track Toys championship.
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 12 Feb 2016, 15:29
There's something about getting close to the finish that makes me not want to go any further.

I wouldn't say that's the case for me. I'm fine with finishing games. My trouble is with these long games is I tend to get distracted by something else before finishing. I can put a bunch of hours into a game and either decide I want to try a different kind of character, or a different game will appeal to me or what have you and that game will get shelved. Then when I come back to it later it feels like I'm starring all over again from the middle. So I restart. Over and over. Kind of the same reason I have a ton of half finished armies of miniatures for different tabletop battle games... New Vegas for me it was after getting revenge on the guy who shot you in the head at the start of the game, I didn't care about the main quest anymore. I just went around doing the side missions and stuff.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 12 Feb 2016, 15:34
Borderlands' 1 story doesn't just not matter, but it sucks.

There, I said it.

(click to show/hide)
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 12 Feb 2016, 15:43
The ending was super weak, no doubt about that.  And the story was basically non existent. It was just there mostly to string one set piece or interesting character together with the next.  It did lay foundation for the universe and the world of Pandora. I felt the writing was better in the DLC and sequel/prequel as well... I mean we aren't talking Oscar material here. It is a shootyman game after all. :)
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 12 Feb 2016, 22:06
Oh yeah, I didn't do DLC, and didn't *finish* 2, but it's head and shoulders above.

BL1's story was frustrating many times to me, since it would *start* to go someplace interesting. But only start.
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Post by: explicit on 12 Feb 2016, 22:55
I heard "Tales from the Borderlands" was pretty good story wise. The writers just seem to be more about witty dick jokes than anything else (which, I should add, I'm cool with).
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 13 Feb 2016, 04:18
Tales is pretty good, still gotta finish it but it's on the level with Wolf Among Us and Walking Dead. I didn't get very far into BL 1, just could not get into it.
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Post by: osaka on 13 Feb 2016, 11:42
They goofed up hard with the story of BL1 mainly because it was more a proof of concept than anything else.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 13 Feb 2016, 16:32
I'll argue against you on that.

They goofed up hard on BL1's story the same reason many other games of its ilk goof up hard on that aspect: in that industry, it's not a priority, to put it mildly. No 'proof of concept' anything, it's a matter of math and culture, and those add up to results that I can sympathize with, but are still frustrating when something has as much *style* and *atmosphere* as that game did at times.

Sometimes, it would start to grab me. And then it would fumble the ball, and be all the more frustrating for it.

A lot of games run into that, where you can tell they'd planned on going a little further with a point, but had to cut or couldn't figure out how to do it without fucking up the rest of the game. And the story doesn't exist in a vacuum, a game is, ideally, a unified piece with parts that work together to reinforce each other. And BL1, like many games, failed at parts of that, that's all.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 13 Feb 2016, 18:41
Finished up my sea chart in Wind Waker, got every single square filled. Now to collect all the treasure maps and sea chests, collect all the figures...and I guess finish the game.
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Post by: Welu on 15 Feb 2016, 07:03
I'm currently playing Until Dawn and it's... Interesting? Very like a horror film and similar but mechanically better to Heavy Rain. The story is a little weird, like it couldn't quite decide what type of horror it was trying to be, but it's entertaining. Suffers from horror movie characters, but that's helped by being a choice based game so they aren't always dickish. On my second and a half playthrough, because I screwed up a choice and for some reason when I tried to go back it went to my first choices instead of my most recent ones. Definitely fun though, better to play with a friend watching or watch someone else so you have someone to talk to during the unskippable parts.
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Post by: osaka on 18 Feb 2016, 14:14
Moving forward on Horizon 2, 27/168 championships down (and almost into the second finale). Just bought an AE86 Corolla, put a turbo on that bad boy and ran it through ALL the mechanical upgrades. Then added a rear wing and I now have a literal Drifting Anime car. Seriously. The car is incredibly responsive and really fast around corners (After all it barely weighs 840kg), but it just likes to wiggle the tail so to speak.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 28 Feb 2016, 07:38
Playing through Wind Waker HD and I was doing the Earth Temple last night. Not once through the temple did I lose or let Midli get captured. When I played the original I know I lost her a few times.

Also, the Tingle bottles in this game are great. A lot of the time people send out stupid messages or Link selfies, but a number of kind people are sending out legendary or hard to get photos for the Nintendo Gallery. I'm so moved by it I send out a few myself.
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Post by: Edguy on 05 Mar 2016, 12:44
Holy shit Ori and the Blind Forest.. I feel bad for the artists that have added their beautiful imagery, music and story to such a mess of a game..

Thought I was in for a light platformer focused on story and atmosphere, in the vein of Limbo. Oh boy was I wrong. Playing this shit is pure torture. So many bad gameplay decisions it seriously puzzels me how anyone thought this would be a fun experience.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 05 Mar 2016, 12:47
Picked up Bayonetta 2 from the library, and it's as crazy as the first one so far

Holy shit Ori and the Blind Forest.. I feel bad for the artists that have added their beautiful imagery, music and story to such a mess of a game..

Thought I was in for a light platformer focused on story and atmosphere, in the vein of Limbo. Oh boy was I wrong. Playing this shit is pure torture. So many bad gameplay decisions it seriously puzzels me how anyone thought this would be a fun experience.

I'm kind of afraid to go forward in the game cause I know I'm gonna get frustrated.
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Post by: Edguy on 05 Mar 2016, 12:56
I hope you have better button combo coordination than me, or you're gonna have a bad time!

I just spent an hour trying to jump up between two walls full of thorns, and when i finally made it, there was some sort of proximity mine creature that blew me up. At that point I decided the game simply wasn't worth the effort.
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Post by: Detachable Felix on 07 Mar 2016, 21:06
I picked up a second-hand copy of Assassins' Creed IV:Black Flag for the One a couple weeks ago. Burned through it and now nearly at 100% synchronisation. God this game was so much better than Unity or virtually any of the others in the series.

Side note: why am I going back and playing games I've already played instead of working on the backlog of unopened new games I have? I have no idea. Despite my love for BioWare, I haven't played past the introduction for Inquisition, ditto for Shadow of Mordor.
I've also got Destiny, Watch Dogs, Sunset Overdrive and Rise of the Tomb Raider that haven't even been played once yet.

Oh well, back to a Mass Effect 1 playthrough for me..
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Post by: osaka on 08 Mar 2016, 02:55
I gotta buy Sunset OD at some point.

On the other hand, I've finally played through all of Ridge Racer Unbounded. Those Drift Attacks towards the end of the game are grueling.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 08 Mar 2016, 03:36
I picked up a second-hand copy of Assassins' Creed IV:Black Flag for the One a couple weeks ago. Burned through it and now nearly at 100% synchronisation. God this game was so much better than Unity or virtually any of the others in the series.

Side note: why am I going back and playing games I've already played instead of working on the backlog of unopened new games I have? I have no idea. Despite my love for BioWare, I haven't played past the introduction for Inquisition, ditto for Shadow of Mordor.
I've also got Destiny, Watch Dogs, Sunset Overdrive and Rise of the Tomb Raider that haven't even been played once yet.

Oh well, back to a Mass Effect 1 playthrough for me..

I haven't played it yet, but I guess if you liked Black Flag you should try Rogue too, though it's only for the last generation
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Post by: Detachable Felix on 08 Mar 2016, 04:45
I can't in good conscience play Rogue. Playing as a
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is just evil, man
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 08 Mar 2016, 06:11
So... in a reversal of the subject, is anyone here playing Black Desert Online? For those that don't know it's a Korean MMO that was recently released with an English client. It's biggest reputation that I had seen before this was that it was an action MMO with a gorgeous visual aesthetic and a way over the top even for such a game character creator... Which is fine and all, but when I want to scratch the itch for that, I can always play Tera or something similar I already have accounts for. But since it's release I've been hearing people talking it up, going on about it's huge, sandboxy open world feel to it, that the combat and grinding is actually only one part of it, and it has hugely deep crafting and trading systems... Basically, taking a bunch of stuff you would see more often in exploration or simulation games, but putting them in an action MMO. And I have to say.... I'm intrigued. It's a buy to play game, so that's a nice thing, no subscriptions to worry about. But I'm concerned about time investment..... And I was hoping some people here played and could give me their opinions on the game?
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Post by: Castlerook on 08 Mar 2016, 08:13
Tried the character creator a while back, really good fun but having just gotten through WoW and The Old Republic, I'm really wary of playing another MMO at the moment.

Haven't exactly been playing, I've been watching a friend do a playthrough of Until Dawn and after going through the first couple of chapters I'm really hoping for everyone to die! (Except Chris...)

See, this is what happens when I watch anything slasher horror related. I want the psycho/monsters to win!
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Post by: osaka on 09 Mar 2016, 02:32
I was idling on a Miku stream last night and suddenly Nep franchise sale, so I bought all three. Started playing the first one and no regret.
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Post by: Edguy on 09 Mar 2016, 03:40
I watched a playthrough of Firewatch. I really, really liked the characters, storytelling and setting.

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Post by: Blue Kitty on 12 Mar 2016, 19:07
Got WWE 2013 from the library cause I haven't played a wrestling game since the N64 era. Couldn't get into as much as I did back then, the new system is way too different for me.
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Post by: Case on 19 Mar 2016, 15:25
I was idling on a Miku stream last night and suddenly Nep franchise sale, so I bought all three. Started playing the first one and no regret.

Like this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06GusR-tl7Q)? (Have patience with me - I'm old ...)
Damn! Bill Gibson called that one in '96 ("Idoru" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idoru), 2nd novel in the Bridge-trilogy, and probably the inspiration for the name of the body-shop Momo got her chassis form)

I see you're also the type of person that does that. The only long RPG I think I ever finished (besides Oblivion) was fallout 3. I didn't finish New Vegas, Fallout 4, Skyrim, Farcry 3... I finished... Borderlands 1 and 2?

There's something about getting close to the finish that makes me not want to go any further.

You guys, too?

Basically, when I come close to the last quarter of a game, I spend so much time perfecting the character stats/ammo/items/whatever that I get bummed out over it, loose the immersion and never see the end.
Latest additions to the "95% club" include Shadows of Mordor, Witcher 3 and MGS-V ...
(Not completing MGS-V makes me sad, though - I've rarely encountered a game with that much "pull". Not since I turned 20, that is ...)

... and now I need a fresh fix. Any suggestions?
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 19 Mar 2016, 15:34
Finished Bayonetta 2, still as crazy as the first one. It even sets up the first game.
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Post by: osaka on 19 Mar 2016, 16:54
I was idling on a Miku stream last night and suddenly Nep franchise sale, so I bought all three. Started playing the first one and no regret.

Like this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06GusR-tl7Q)? (Have patience with me - I'm old ...)

Hmm, should've specified "Miku Game". Because there's now a whole franchise of rhythm games based on the music of Vocaloids - Project Diva.


Also, still playing Neptunia. So far got to Chapter 5 and I have the main crew (Vert, Nep and Compa / Blanc) past level 50. Working on getting Noire and MAGES. there.

MAGES. has to be damn near unstoppable on robot scenarios (so far it seems as if robots are weak to magic attacks).
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 19 Mar 2016, 20:27
You guys, too?

Basically, when I come close to the last quarter of a game, I spend so much time perfecting the character stats/ammo/items/whatever that I get bummed out over it, loose the immersion and never see the end.
Latest additions to the "95% club" include Shadows of Mordor, Witcher 3 and MGS-V ...
(Not completing MGS-V makes me sad, though - I've rarely encountered a game with that much "pull". Not since I turned 20, that is ...)

... and now I need a fresh fix. Any suggestions?

Eh.. that's usually not it for me. It tends to be the draw of other things that gets me into other games and away from whatever I was playing. I'm one of those people who can only do the same thing over and over for so long. My room mate and sit down for like 6 hour+ marathon sessions of a game. I usually get bored after an hour. Or in the macro terms, I get bored playing the same game usually well before reaching the end of those 60+ hour games. Or if it's a game with options, I'll get into one class or whatever for a while, then want to try another. I'm the classic altoholic.  It was easier to stay with a game back when there were a lot fewer options... But these days, with major RPGs coming out on a regular basis, dozens of MMOs competing  for my attention, MOBAs, battle arena games and oddball games like Minecraft.. not to mention my non-computer gaming hobbies all competing for my attention... it's actually a rare and special game that can keep me locked in for very long.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 19 Mar 2016, 21:56
Now that I finally have a nice PC to play it on, I got myself Rise of the Tomb Raider, and IT'S SO SO SO PRETTY
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Post by: Case on 20 Mar 2016, 10:42
You guys, too?

Basically, when I come close to the last quarter of a game, I spend so much time perfecting the character stats/ammo/items/whatever that I get bummed out over it, loose the immersion and never see the end.
Latest additions to the "95% club" include Shadows of Mordor, Witcher 3 and MGS-V ...
(Not completing MGS-V makes me sad, though - I've rarely encountered a game with that much "pull". Not since I turned 20, that is ...)

... and now I need a fresh fix. Any suggestions?

Eh.. that's usually not it for me. It tends to be the draw of other things that gets me into other games and away from whatever I was playing. I'm one of those people who can only do the same thing over and over for so long. My room mate and sit down for like 6 hour+ marathon sessions of a game. I usually get bored after an hour. Or in the macro terms, I get bored playing the same game usually well before reaching the end of those 60+ hour games. Or if it's a game with options, I'll get into one class or whatever for a while, then want to try another. I'm the classic altoholic.  It was easier to stay with a game back when there were a lot fewer options... But these days, with major RPGs coming out on a regular basis, dozens of MMOs competing  for my attention, MOBAs, battle arena games and oddball games like Minecraft.. not to mention my non-computer gaming hobbies all competing for my attention... it's actually a rare and special game that can keep me locked in for very long.

I see ... Then and again, you probably fall between "Core- and Hardcore-Gamer" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamer#Dedication_spectrum) on the spectrum (that I didn't knew existed until a short while ago ...), something I haven't really allowed myself to plunge into since roughly 2004.

With me, it's more that the more I fall in love with a game, the more I don't want it to end - and hence I tend to progress ever slower the closer I come to the finishing line. Trouble with this tendency is that I kill my infatuation, because it becomes repetitive, and the immersion become ever harder. Curiously, I've neverever re-played a game ... I guess it's like re-reading your favorite book? Sure, it's the bestest(est) - but you already know it inside & out?
Another thing I (try to) force myself not to do is looking up Tweaks & Tricks - because nothing kills the "OhLookatAlltehPRETTYYYYY!!!!" faster than understanding in perfect detail how every single NPCs will react to every conceivable input (Though, truth be told, the "not looking up shit" is about as easy as "Simply not hitting quicksafe" ...)

Altoholic - Never seen the term before (Yes, I really am old ...), though it seems to be more of an RPGer-thingy. I'm a bit more into the Shooter-ethos, i.e. perfecting a human skill in my own brain through gratuitous amounts of mindnumbingly stupid repetitive tasks. It took me a long time to enjoy RPGs, and I can't enjoy round-based ones - reminds me too much of the boardgames of my childhood (Boardgames are SHITE when you have nothing but boardgames ...)

BLAHFARBLURGHLLLLLETMETELLYOUALLABOUTMYSELFAAARRRGLLH - I still need a suggestion for my next infatuation? (!?) (!!!????)
You recommending MGS-V was spot-on, btw ... MOAR!
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 20 Mar 2016, 17:04
The 'Core to Hardcore' classification pretty accurately describes me. I would say more Core though. I tend to get interested in things in cycles... I find something that really interests me, and I dive in full force. That's where my Hardcore tendencies come about. Eventually though, the new shiny wears off and I drift around.. to other games, or other hobbies or what have you. I do the same with other parts of my life too.. Like I'll find a musical artist that I like, and then I'll just go fully into them. Getting all their music catalog and listening to it all the time on repeat. Until such time as I slowly play less and less, until it becomes part of my rotation. Or I'll find a kind of food I really really like.... so on and so forth. It's not so that I get tired of things usually. It's just after being really into it for an extended period of time I just become... accustomed to it, and I look for something new.

Altoholic is very much an RPG term. I specifically mostly hear it in reference to MMORPGs,  where most people have a 'main' character and then one or more 'alternate' characters. I have a tendency to want to try all the things, so I quickly wind up with a stable of alts when I start a new game. Eventually I'll find one I like playing more than the others, though that can change as time and tastes change, or if I'm doing a lot of playing with guilds, to fill certain roles for the group. I do the same thing with single player RPGs though. If you give me more than one option how to build a character, I want to try them all out. One of the worst cases for me was City of Heroes. At the end of the game there were 13 class archetypes, most of which could choose from many options of primary and secondary power sets. And the character designer was massively open ended. Of all the games I've played, even other super hero RPGs, City had the most potential options. Naturally at the end I had something over 3 dozen characters existing on my account. And that's not counting the unknown number that I created, played for a bit and then deleted... That's what I mean by being a major altoholic.

And I extend that sort of habit/mindset to all my leisure activities. People sometimes ask me what kinds of games I play, I tell them 'all of them'. When talking about miniature games... I play many of them, and many armies.. Some people are laser focused on one or two things. While I'm not the 'grass is always greener' kind of person, I still want to play in all the fields, because every kind of grass is awesome in it's own way. :)
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Post by: Case on 20 Mar 2016, 18:11
People sometimes ask me what kinds of games I play ...

I tell them:
All of them!!!

 :-D

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Post by: Castlerook on 22 Mar 2016, 09:35
I dug out my PS3 and booted up the original Resident Evil to celebrate the 20 years since the game was first released.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 22 Mar 2016, 17:00
I was given the Division for free. Surprisingly, it's much better than I thought. The controls are very smooth, much more so than Gameplay videos suggest.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 22 Mar 2016, 18:08
I'm playing Life is Strange now and it's...different. I was a big fan of the Walking Dead and Tales from Borderlands, but some times their choices to tell me things will be remembered is arbitrary. I watered the plant in my room and it told me, "That choice will have consequences," and I had a little freak out moment. Also, I was playing it and my wife could hear the music from the other room so she asked me, "Are you watching some kind of MTV reality show?"
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Post by: Welu on 24 Mar 2016, 16:24
Gravity Rush Remastered.

It gives me motion sickness after a while if I'm doing a lot of fast movement and turns, but I'm enjoying it enough to persevere anyway. I do get first person motion sickness, but usually only on PC where the screen is near my face and/or most of my field of vision. I'm glad I'm playing this on the PS4 and not the Vita.

I also streamed it while my brother watched, which was really fun.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 28 Mar 2016, 18:39
Finished Life is Strange in time to return it to the library tomorrow. I don't think any other game has made me cry as much as this game has. I felt depressed after my dog died in Fable 2, but this game made me full out cry.
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 29 Mar 2016, 20:57
I gotta buy Sunset OD at some point.

It's going to be free on Xbox Live Gold next month. (At least in the US, don't know about other parts of the world)
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Post by: osaka on 31 Mar 2016, 08:31
I know. I was making numbers to see when would I be able to buy it and I saw the pic that it was going to be free next month (b'w')b
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Post by: RedWolf4 on 31 Mar 2016, 21:37
Hyper light Drifter is out and damn am I having fun!
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 01 Apr 2016, 03:46
Sadly I choose the console version so I have to wait, but I'm glad it's good
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Post by: osaka on 04 Apr 2016, 02:15
Pulled a crackhead move and bought NFS2015 for the Xbox One knowing full well I'll eventually buy it for PC. So far it isn't too bad, I just have to learn the routes and stuff. Since I got the special edition my little 2000 Civic can be quite fast already, so that's nice.

On other news, I finished my first playthrough of Nep. Going for true ending and max level now, also I need to craft the Lost Game Ring ASAP or my damage output will start to struggle greatly.
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Post by: hedgie on 08 Apr 2016, 11:21
Haven't really played any games 'cept for some of the humble bundle stuff that I got years ago (mostly solar2, which is strangely relaxing).  However those berk gamergater troglodytes' whinging about a new baulder's gate expansion have alerted me to it existing, and I'll buy it (and the others, haven't played that game in 15 years) as soon as I have some extra cash.  'Cos fuck those evolutionary throwbacks.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 11 Apr 2016, 14:18
Dark Souls 3 will be out in less than an hour! Anyone playing?
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Post by: LTK on 11 Apr 2016, 14:22
God, I wish. I hope to be able to get it soon, though.
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Post by: hedgie on 11 Apr 2016, 14:34
I'll wait until it's up on WineHQ to see if I should buy it.
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Post by: LeeC on 13 Apr 2016, 06:24
The Missus and I started playing Aviary Attorney.


Its pretty cool! Like Ace Attorney with animal puns in Paris.
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Post by: osaka on 13 Apr 2016, 11:03
A whole new level of Phoenix Wright I see.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 14 Apr 2016, 19:06
Trying out the Battleborn beta and....I have no idea what's going on but I am having fun.
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 15 Apr 2016, 05:36
I hope to have time to play it some this weekend. I tried to play the first day a bit... Just tried to solo the first story missing. It... didn't go well. It does have that kind of crazy Gearbox/Borderlands humor going for it... Only with the weird racked up several levels. So you know.. that's cool.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 24 Apr 2016, 09:16
Played Legend of Dungeon last night at a friends house and it was pretty fun. I might actually get it for myself considering it's only $10, though I'd probably wanna get a way to plug a controller into my PC to play it.
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Post by: LeeC on 24 Apr 2016, 13:16
Started playing Battlefleet Gothic Armada.  I am really liking it so far!
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Post by: Castlerook on 24 Apr 2016, 19:48
Oh, I really need to get that installed. What fleet are you playing? Or are you going story mode?

Anyway, took me a couple of days of trying fixes, but I finally got The Elder Scrolls Online working. I'm liking it. currently playing as a Nord Dragonknight.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 25 Apr 2016, 00:29
Grim Dawn.

This is a helluva lot closer to the Diablo 3 I wanted than Diablo 3 was.
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Post by: LeeC on 25 Apr 2016, 08:20
Oh, I really need to get that installed. What fleet are you playing? Or are you going story mode?
I'm doing story mode which is Imperial centric.  Orks seem fun!
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 25 Apr 2016, 08:31
Atlas Reactor.  It's Trion's entry into the character based team-brawler like Team Fortress 2, Overwatch or to some degree Battleborn. The big twist, and what makes it way different than any of the other games is instead of it being first person shooter style, it's isometric, turn based combat, ala games like Final Fantasy Tactics or games like that. You choose your attacks and movement each turn, then watch them play out. It's interesting in that almost chess-like way where you have to try and anticipate the other team's actions and think a few turns ahead.

It currently is in closed beta right now. I was actually invited to the alpha test phase a while back, but with my crazy life, I never got around to loading it until this weekend, where I've been playing the heck out of it. I love turn based tactics games, and the cast of cartoonish sci fi characters are funny sometimes bordering on the absurd.
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Post by: LeeC on 05 May 2016, 20:16
Ugh!  Was transmog farming at sunwell in WoW with my mage and Thori'dal, The Star's Fury (http://www.wowhead.com/item=34334/thoridal-the-stars-fury) dropped.  Such a waste.  Someone suggested putting in a ticket to see if the game masters can transfer it.  I put in the ticket but I seriously doubt they will do it.
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Post by: osaka on 06 May 2016, 01:26
Finished the main career of Forza 6, all 15 series of it. The Mazda 787B is excellent even if it wants to pierce your ears.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 06 May 2016, 04:03
Overwatch open beta is out and it's taking forever to download
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Post by: Masterpiece on 15 May 2016, 11:32
is anybody playing Uncharted 4? If so, how does it play?
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 16 May 2016, 00:12
I haven't played it. but I'm watching a let's play of it and I love the story.

EDIT: I guess you could say that, gameplay-wise, it's
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Post by: hedgie on 16 May 2016, 12:23
Bugger.  I bought FF IX and X on Steam, and they're not playing nice with Wine.  I guess it's time to set up a VM and try them there.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Pilchard123 on 16 May 2016, 12:29
Bugger.

You, of all people, should know that's not a problem.
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Post by: hedgie on 16 May 2016, 13:35
Oh yes, I'm safe 'cept for apparently Steam games.

Oblig: https://youtu.be/VUnkBX8Db80
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 31 May 2016, 19:25
Finally got to do something I've always wanted to in Overwatch, ram someone off the edge with Reinhardt. I might have gotten 3 people if I hadn't accidentally used that hammer slam button but as it was I still plowed through a Junkrat and dragged along a Mercy with me into the void. And I got play of the game to boot.
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Post by: LeeC on 14 Jun 2016, 05:55
I beat the long and short Empire campaigns in Warhammer: Total War. O0

I tried to play the Orc one but it just doesn't seem as compelling as the Empire.  I annexed pretty much everyone except for Ostland (who only had one Territory), Nordland, and Averland.  Once I crushed the final Chaos incursion Nordland, Ostland, and Britonnnia dealt with the raiders and I committed 3 armies to intercept any that got through.  Averland was very ambitious and conquered the border princes and is in an eternal war with the orcs.  I was on good terms with the vampire counts but got sick of their corruption and wiped them off the face of the earth in 2 turns.  It wasnt until 4 turns later that I discovered I needed to own their lands (not just raze them) to win both campaigns.  So I back tracked and won the game.  Was really fun.  In the future I may do a recording of it for the channel but wow.  Was really a lot of fun.  More fun than the last few Total War games IMHO.  I may come back and try the vampire counts or Chaos but for now I think I need a break.  I hope they release some new playable campaign factions like bretonnia, skaven, or beastmen.

Top 5 total war games for me:

Medival Total War 2
Warhammer Total War
Rome Total War
Shogun Total War 2
Shogun Total War


Rome 2 would have made it on the list if it wasnt so damn buggy.  The whole thing would crash after your empire got too big.
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Post by: Akima on 14 Jun 2016, 17:06
All the internet coverage of the forthcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided got me all excited again about Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and I just completed another campaign. It really holds up well I think, and still I managed to find a couple of new wrinkles.

I am sad to read that in Mankind Divided, my pilot Faridah Malik (http://deusex.wikia.com/wiki/Faridah_Malik) is canonically dead, considering how much effort I put into saving her in hard-mode pacifist runs. I never let her die in any of my campaigns, so it's a pity that Eidos didn't take a leaf out of Bioware's Mass Effect book and let you feed the new game a save file from the old.
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Post by: LTK on 14 Jun 2016, 17:41
Aww really? That sucks. It's always tough to accomodate characters who could live or die as a result of your actions, but a lot of times the sequel gives you the benefit of the doubt. In DX: Invisible War (which I doubt anyone remembers) they dealt with Paul being alive or dead by keeping him in stasis, in which he could have ended up either way, but it was still kind of clumsy.

I'm looking forward to Mankind Divided but I remain unconvinced by the whole 'mechanical apartheid' thing they're pitching as the setting. In Human Revolution, they did a really good job portraying the possible ramifications of human augmentation, and of course if there was an outbreak of mass psychosis among the augmented that'd likely result in big societal upheaval. But having that result in making the augmented a downtrodden, shunned underclass just doesn't make a whole lot of sense when they're literally the superiour humans. It seems like the writers really just wanted to have an opportunity to make parallels to racism.

On the note of Schrodinger's characters, the best implementation (though far from perfect) of repercussions from them has to be in The Witcher 3, which I'm playing through a second time now. There are quite a few significant characters in The Witcher 2 who can end up dead (or worse) because of you - Aryan, Loredo, Henselt, Saskia, Síle and Letho are most - and a few of them, if alive, are integrated into the main plot and having them there could substantially alter the outcome. At the very least, most of them will be mentioned during dialogue to reveal their fate.

To my great disappointment, Saskia's fate is relegated to a post-release comic that's bundled with the first DLC, even though what happens to her arguably has the most far-reaching ramifications. This is probably why she doesn't even appear in The Witcher 3; she'd be too important. Even in the comic the consequences of the events of The Witcher 2 are glossed over a bit, but it's still satisfying to have some degree of closure there, however small.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Akima on 14 Jun 2016, 19:57
Obviously I have not seen the new game, other than trailers and preview clips on YT, but I think the "mechanical apartheid" thing could make sense if only a small minority of populations were augmented, which was the background of the original game.

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Post by: LTK on 16 Jun 2016, 03:23
Obviously I have not seen the new game, other than trailers and preview clips on YT, but I think the "mechanical apartheid" thing could make sense if only a small minority of populations were augmented, which was the background of the original game.

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Post by: SubaruStephen on 17 Jun 2016, 17:44
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Post by: ischaemia on 19 Jun 2016, 00:19
Finally got to do something I've always wanted to in Overwatch, ram someone off the edge with Reinhardt. I might have gotten 3 people if I hadn't accidentally used that hammer slam button but as it was I still plowed through a Junkrat and dragged along a Mercy with me into the void. And I got play of the game to boot.
This kind of makes me think of throwing someone off the edge with DK in Smash, such a dick move. That sounds like an incredible play of the game, too!
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 19 Jun 2016, 12:24
Finally got to do something I've always wanted to in Overwatch, ram someone off the edge with Reinhardt. I might have gotten 3 people if I hadn't accidentally used that hammer slam button but as it was I still plowed through a Junkrat and dragged along a Mercy with me into the void. And I got play of the game to boot.
This kind of makes me think of throwing someone off the edge with DK in Smash, such a dick move. That sounds like an incredible play of the game, too!

There are so many ways to send people flying off the map in Overwatch though. Reinhardt is probably the most dangerous, since he goes with them.. Unless you have great planning or luck, it's usually more like "I'm taking you with me!"
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Post by: Akima on 19 Jun 2016, 22:30
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I agree, it is very rewarding, and DX:HR plays completely fair. You have all the information you need, if you pay attention.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 29 Jun 2016, 18:28
I got Pokken Tournament from the library. So far it's alright, a lot to take in and mainly it seems like button mashing works just fine.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 30 Jun 2016, 12:14
After seeing Dishonored 2 at E3 I decided to play the original.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: hedgie on 05 Jul 2016, 15:46
Played a couple yesterdayArkham Horror (https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/arkham-horror/) a cooperative Mythos type game.[1]  For various reasons we all lost, but one of the player and I at least had the chance to go toe to toe with Yog-Sothoth and shoot it a few times before getting et.  There were a few things that got screwed us up a little, we should have likely lasted longer before Yog awoke and immediately devoured half the group.[2]  Quite a lot of fun, but also a long game.

The only thing that got in the way really was how I got fscked by the RNG, so spent a *lot* of time in alternate dimensions.  There were a couple of times where all I could really do was go outside, smoke, and hope that there was something that I could affect when I came back inside.  Still, it was interesting, going around to find clues about the goings on in Arkham, closing gates, killing Lovecraftian entities, and hoping that certain things *stay* dead but dreaming instead of waking up for a snack.

The next one was Eclipse (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/72125/eclipse) (space-based game).  Exploration, gaining resources, develop civilisation, take out enemies.  It really was a lot of fun, and should have probably be done with 4+ people in order to use the diplomacy feature.  There are a number of strategies different players can use.  I'm not sure whether I was helped or hurt by being forced to play fairly conservatively throughout most of the game due to a misunderstanding on my part.  Still, made up for it at the end, blew up one of the other guys' fleets and took a prized system.   
The pace of play is nearly continuous, as players can take multiple actions in a round.  The setup process, at least for those who aren't familiar with the game is a test of endurance. 

[1]I've been informed that like any good Mythos-based things, losing is generally what happened.
[2]There are a *lot* of available characters, and one of the final people was a replacement after the player's previous one was Elder One food.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 05 Jul 2016, 17:25
Although I didn't get true ending in Nep1, I've decided to move on to Nep2. So far everything seems to scale far faster than in Nep1.

I'll also be buying Nep4 at some point this week and preordering Horizon 3. Also, I started DiRT Rally and it's amazing.

New PCs man. All this stuff you postponed and suddenly can do.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 07 Jul 2016, 19:06
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 08 Jul 2016, 05:24
God damn Pokemon Go. It's consuming my life, and it's only been out two days  :psyduck:

(And I missed a chance to catch a psyduck today, too  :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: )
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: cesium133 on 08 Jul 2016, 05:38
I can't play it. It says my phone isn't compatible.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 08 Jul 2016, 12:35
It hasn't come to the UK yet. There is the workarounds but I don't want to start it up and lose the progress when it officially releases. It'll probably also still be buggy or awkward even in the early days after release, nevermind before.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ischaemia on 08 Jul 2016, 17:35
Stardew Valley is ruining my life by being a mellow alternative to my life ahhh
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: cesium133 on 11 Jul 2016, 10:51
I got Pokemon Go working on my phone by rooting it and installing a newer version of Android. Pretty much what I expected: addictive, drains battery very quickly.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 11 Jul 2016, 11:53
Buddy of mine observed to me that it's only a matter of time before a kid gets run over trying to catch a Pikachu in the road.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 11 Jul 2016, 13:48
It's obvious, really. Also it has already happened a few times.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 11 Jul 2016, 13:50
Mad Max is so much fun, it's like Assassin's Creed with guns and cars. I didn't think I'd have as much fun running right into convoy groups and destroying them 1 by 1/taking out the lead car.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 11 Jul 2016, 19:14
I had a lot of fun with Mad Max to begin with, but honestly it got very dull very quickly
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 12 Jul 2016, 18:57
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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 13 Jul 2016, 06:05
I am loving everything they did with Ana so far. I seriously can't wait until she makes it to the live server.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 13 Jul 2016, 16:17
I had a lot of fun with Mad Max to begin with, but honestly it got very dull very quickly

I had an amazing experience last night where a storm rolled in as I was hitting a scrap spot. I had to get out of my car 3 different times so Chumbucket could heal it up enough for me to drive it. Somehow I made it back to Gutgash's stronghold. Also, outrunning some enemy cars in a scrap truck with low health and only one wheel.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: hedgie on 13 Jul 2016, 16:21
I am loving everything they did with Ana so far. I seriously can't wait until she makes it to the live server.
I can't wait until it works under WINE.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 14 Jul 2016, 01:28
So moving forward with NepuNepu2, Cave is so OP dear lord. And obviously her ultimate attacks come straight from bullet hell bosses, it's ridiculous
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Case on 14 Jul 2016, 18:27
I had a lot of fun with Mad Max to begin with, but honestly it got very dull very quickly

I had an amazing experience last night where a storm rolled in as I was hitting a scrap spot. I had to get out of my car 3 different times so Chumbucket could heal it up enough for me to drive it. Somehow I made it back to Gutgash's stronghold. Also, outrunning some enemy cars in a scrap truck with low health and only one wheel.

What about it having 'Assasin's Creed'-sickness (Looks gorgeous, nice combat system, too little story, repetitive side-missions)?
I've heard people having the exact opposite experience to the one Felix had: That they found it 'meh' in the beginning, but it grew on them later on.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ev4n on 19 Jul 2016, 16:48
Pathfinder Adventures on tablet has been eating up my time.  I really want to unlock all the classes.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 22 Jul 2016, 16:32
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 23 Jul 2016, 06:48
Widowmaker, What are you doing? Widowmaker, stahp.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Case on 24 Jul 2016, 13:58
Widowmaker, What are you doing? Widowmaker, stahp.

 :-D
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Masterpiece on 25 Jul 2016, 05:48
so, is any of you playing Overwatch on European servers?
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 26 Jul 2016, 00:16
I am!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: hedgie on 26 Jul 2016, 05:46
Just rub it in that some of us can't play Overwatch 'cos it's rubbish on Linux  :laugh:
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 26 Jul 2016, 10:11
NepuNepu2 has like 7629 endings, wtf. Got normal ending, will work on the rest at my own pace.

On to the NepuNepu3 I guess ( 'w')
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Pilchard123 on 26 Jul 2016, 13:57
Just rub it in that some of us can't play Overwatch 'cos it's rubbish on Linux  :laugh:
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Post by: Masterpiece on 27 Jul 2016, 06:32
I am!
Add me!
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 27 Jul 2016, 14:28
I would, but I don't know your BattleTag. Mine's Pilchard123, as usual.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 27 Jul 2016, 17:00
On NepuNepu3: I've known for a while that Plutia / Iris Heart was voiced (in English) by the same girl who voices Gaige, the girl I've spent 300 hours of my life playing Borderlands 2 as. I've also known for a while that Plutia was a sweet little girl and Iris Heart was a hardcore sadist. However, I did not expect 1: both personalities sounding so different because of how painfully slow Plutia speaks and 2: that the one that would end up sounding more like the highly-dysfunctional, thunder-weaving, goddess complex teen would be the hardcore sadist counterpart.

On the other hand, knowing both characters pretty well, it does suit them ( 'w')
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 05 Aug 2016, 14:04
Picked up the Witch Hunter dlc for Mordheim and decided to do a new campaign with them.

So, I had a Witch Hunter Captain with heavy armour, a hammer and a pistol; a knight errant with heavy armour, shield and sword; two zealot henchmen and a flagellant armed with a flail.

First game was against a Cult of the Possessed and it was over in three turns thanks getting completely caught out. Long story short, the Knight Errant lost his arm, one zealot died and the Flagellant is hopping around with a peg-leg.
 :facepalm:

As you can imagine, I restarted the campaign mode.

Actually, is anyone still playing Mordheim?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 05 Aug 2016, 16:48
Took up NFSHP2 (PS2 version) on emulator because I was told it's completely different than the PC version. It is, and it's cool, but why did it have to have such blatant rubberbanding?

On more NepuNepu3 news, apparently the reason behind Vert's very voluptuous character design was the sheer size of the original Xbox (In her own words, "bigger is always better"), something I know quite well since I own one. That's one more thing I understand of that universe.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 05 Aug 2016, 23:25
Finally picked up Tales From The Borderlands and loving every minute of it so far. (I'm about halfway through Zer0 Sum at the moment.)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Case on 06 Aug 2016, 01:22
First game was against a Cult of the Possessed and it was over in three turns thanks getting completely caught out. Long story short, the Knight Errant lost his arm, one zealot died and the Flagellant is hopping around with a peg-leg.
 :facepalm:

As you can imagine, I restarted the campaign mode. settled on a draw.
FYP

Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 06 Aug 2016, 06:22
I have Mordeheim and play it occasionally. It's just that I have so many things calling my attention these days. Right now I'm playing my least favorite game "What is it about the new patch that broke my Fallout 4 saves and how can I recover them?"
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 06 Aug 2016, 09:42
Right now I'm playing my least favorite game "What is it about the new patch that broke my Fallout 4 saves and how can I recover them?"

Ah yes, that old game. I gave up when it became "Ah new patch and why are all the textures stretched out like greyed out spaghetti?"
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 08 Aug 2016, 02:03
My girlfriend and I have been playing shitty Wii games to entertain ourselves. We are getting a lot of mileage out of Wheel Of Fortune, which is an absolute piece of shit but fun as hell. I got her Monopoly for her birthday and we're getting bags of fun out of that as well, playing against two bots on various difficulty settings.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: BenRG on 08 Aug 2016, 04:19
Fallout Shelter on the PC - Deceptively simple to get into, fantastically difficult to master and seemingly coded for the maximum irritation and addiction.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: hedgie on 08 Aug 2016, 07:30
I got her Monopoly for her birthday and we're getting bags of fun out of that as well, playing against two bots on various difficulty settings.

Silly me.  I thought that Monopoly was the only thing that broke up more families than infidelity.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: cesium133 on 08 Aug 2016, 07:35
Monopoly breaks up families. Scrabble starts wars. Catan will be the extinction of humanity.  :evil:
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 08 Aug 2016, 09:06
Articulate and Tension are two really fun board games. I like shouting things.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: hedgie on 08 Aug 2016, 09:44
Catan will be the extinction of humanity.  :evil:
That's the entire part of Arkham Horror :)
I'm just surprised that I lasted four rounds toe-to-toe with Yog-Sothoth.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 08 Aug 2016, 09:47
There was a bundlestars "Pick your own genesis bundle" sale not too long ago and I've been playing Toejam & Earl, although now knowing what the hell I'm supposed to do. It's much harder than I'd expect, partly because it's completely random except for the starting level and partly because I find more molemen than presents, and some levels will require you to use certain presents (namely those that allow for large jumps).

Best run so far died at level 18 with 7 out of 10 spaceship parts
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 08 Aug 2016, 11:51
Monopoly breaks up families. Scrabble starts wars. Catan will be the extinction of humanity.  :evil:

It wouldn't have, if you hadn't been hoarding all the damn brick...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 08 Aug 2016, 12:02
Back to Mad Max to finish it up. I got the threat level in each territory down to 0 and apparently i just beat the hardest mission in the game, aka the Stank Gum race. Lord knows I lost many a life during that mission.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 08 Aug 2016, 12:40
Steam seems insistent on showing me puzzle games and visual novels, despite the fact that I keep clicking "Not Interested".

Just give me a queue of good horror games that I haven't played already!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: hedgie on 08 Aug 2016, 14:43
Monopoly breaks up families. Scrabble starts wars.l Catan will be the extinction of humanity.  :evil:

It wouldn't have, if you hadn't been hoarding all the damn brick...

I've got wood for sheep!  (I know it's cliched, but I couldn't resist)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: explicit on 08 Aug 2016, 15:46
Steam seems insistent on showing me puzzle games and visual novels, despite the fact that I keep clicking "Not Interested".

Just give me a queue of good horror games that I haven't played already!

Spooky's House of Jumpscares is neat and it's free.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 08 Aug 2016, 17:25
Steam seems insistent on showing me puzzle games and visual novels, despite the fact that I keep clicking "Not Interested".

Just give me a queue of good horror games that I haven't played already!
Have you played Knock-Knock?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 10 Aug 2016, 04:51
Playing WoW as the new Demon Hunter is surprisingly fun and fast!  :-D
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Post by: Castlerook on 10 Aug 2016, 09:07
Playing WoW as the new Demon Hunter is surprisingly fun and fast!  :-D

I know, I haven't had that much fun since the opening day of WotLK.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 17 Aug 2016, 13:04
Started (and finished) Absolute Drift. Pretty fun little game, even if it's an entirely different beast from any other racing game I've played.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 17 Aug 2016, 20:43
Anyone have any point and click puzzle recommendations? Monkey Island and the Blackwell series are things I like and I wound enjoy similar options.
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Post by: Castlerook on 17 Aug 2016, 21:08
Alpha Polaris is a decent game by a Finnish company, its a horror P&C set in a Greenland research station. Actually not that scary, but it is a challenging game and it can fill a couple of hours.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 18 Aug 2016, 00:57
Anyone have any point and click puzzle recommendations? Monkey Island and the Blackwell series are things I like and I wound enjoy similar options.

Day of the Tentacle. Also if you can your hands on it, the Discworld game, although that thing is hard as FUCK.
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 18 Aug 2016, 05:12
No Man's Sky. It's got a fair bit of bad press lately, and not all of it undeserved. But most of it I think was people expecting to much out of the game and seriously over reacting when the image they built up about what it was going to be wasn't realized. But then we are talking about people who thought death threats were an appropriate response to send to the reporter who announced that the game's release would be delayed two weeks...

The game is not particularly complex or deep. You mostly travel from system to system, exploring planets and moons to find resources and technology. There is a quest line, but a lot of it is just wandering and exploring. It borrows some of that sandbox 'make your own goals and find your own enjoyment in it'. Which is not something that appeals to everyone. I find it relaxing and soothing to just hop in my ship and putter around a system for an hour or two.

The game is not for everyone, as I said. And I don't think it really deserves the $60 price tag on it. Maybe it if gets more polish and features after release. But it would be better as a $25-40 game. If you like aimless exploration though, it's a good bit of fun.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 29 Aug 2016, 08:27
Anyone have any point and click puzzle recommendations? Monkey Island and the Blackwell series are things I like and I wound enjoy similar options.

Gemini Rue. The Silent Age.  The Room. J.U.L.I.A. Among The Stars. Primordia. Tormentium.

I uh.... I really like hidden object games too. Some decent point&click hybridized ones out there.

Edit: I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream. Seriously. Don't care if you've read it or not, go play it.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: nellsen on 08 Sep 2016, 02:05
Recently revisited Assassin's Creed 2, I stopped playing AC ages ago because the quality dive bombed if you ask me (WAY too many releases). AC2 though, what an amazing game, sure it has its issues but it's an absolute gem!
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Post by: Welu on 08 Sep 2016, 06:07
Thanks for the suggestions on games. I've noted them down.

I actually just played a creepy point and click called Fran Bow. Very gorey and I found it really fascinating but I was a little disappointed in the ending. Felt abrupt and both too neat and too open.

Now I'm playing The Cat Lady and I'm actually going to be putting up Let's Play videos but in short, it's fucking amazing.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 14 Sep 2016, 12:29
Shit I forgot about both of those.

The Cat Lady is really fuckin' rad, yes. There's a couple points I'd say where it felt cut, but yes yes yes.

Fran Bow has exactly the problems you said it did. A good effort on its team's part, just really needed another chapter or two.

Further recommendations. Puzzle Bots is a cuter game, decent enough if you can find it on the cheap. Masochisia is... an experience. If you can stomach it.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 25 Sep 2016, 11:16
[Climbs out of cave]
Horizon 3
[Goes back to cave]
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 25 Sep 2016, 15:10
Back to Destiny for the Rise of Iron.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 25 Sep 2016, 18:43
Back to Fallout 4. Not for the DLC, I just ever got around to finish the game because I wanted to complete as much as possible before picking a side.
Finished it with Minutemen, saved Danse and Glory but bugged out and neither of them are able to be interacted with. Still friendly with Railroad and just doing radiant quests for them now.
Gonna go back and finish with Railroad, then with Brotherhood, then with Institute. Not gonna do a completionist's run of any of those, just gonna rush through the story parts
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Post by: Case on 02 Oct 2016, 13:03
Just finished Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

Overall, I found it a very worthy successor to HR and don't feel I wasted a single cent. It's not quite up there with MGS-V, but the mechanics are good and the storytelling excellent. I found the story missions to be well-rounded and exciting and easily got into this "Find every scrap of info, hack every Terminal you can find, LOOT EVERYTHING!!!!"-Deus Ex feeling. And the side-missions are even better than the main ones , some really give you a "Adam Jensen, PI"-feel.

Sneaking/cover system takes a bit getting used to after MGS-V, and has one minor little flaw, but is fluid & intuitive on the whole.

I played "(involuntary) non-lethal"- stealth, maybe because the exp-rewards in HR were so grossly in favour of non-lethal - and to some extend, they still are. Like when you dispose of a guard that stumbles over you in Counter-Strike "Two in the body, one ..."-fashion, you get e.g. +30 exp, while a non-lethal takedown from behind earns you +50. 

Which is a bit frustrating, since I'm one of those people who really can't resist the F5-key. IMO, that's one thing - the save-system and the rewards-system - that MGS-V does better: You still have an incentive to go stealth, but what's better than going stealth, being found out at the last friggin' moment, and having to shoot your way through?
DX subtly primes you to reload often, especially whilst hacking, and that sadly takes a bit of those "190 BPM heartrate" moments out of the game.

It has some little issues technically, if I'm correct - it really takes a lot of RAM, and the loading-bar between areas reminded me of the good old C64 times.
Ran it on a i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz, 8GB RAM, GTX 960 and had some "reload-freezes" - like the framerate is totally fine, but it just "hangs" for a split second every so often.

The really bad shit from the first days that earned it so much flak on STEAM seems to be largely repaired - I had no crashes, and no mouseaccel (I use a reg-fix, though).
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Masterpiece on 28 Oct 2016, 01:13
The Dark Souls 3 DLC, Ashes of Ariandel is out. I'm having a blast, because, frankly, more Dark Souls is always good, but the level design is a good deal better than even the great vanilla DS3 design and my buddy and I are having lots of fun exploring the snow fields and stumbling upon rotten ruins filled with its inhabitants of questionable loyalty. The game is perfect, the DLC improves on that in every conceivable way.

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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Case on 06 Nov 2016, 06:43
First time in 2 decades I bought a flightsim: IL-2 Sturmovik ...

Man, aileron & rudder coordination is hard with a Thrustmaster X HOTAS. I trained for a gliding-plane license about 20y back, and even in a regular plane it ain't easy, but this? I have no money right now for rudder pedals, so the slider on the throttle will have to do for a while ...

I kinda thought (simulated) props were easier to fly than Jets (The times when I'd gladly spent days studying manuals to learn how to operate a modern radar system are long gone) ... Boy, was I wrong. Took me two days to successfully complete a friggin' "Platzrunde" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airfield_traffic_pattern) without crashing - something I've done 120 times for real in a Glider, without even breathing hard. Especially the BF-109 is hard to fly smoothly - nervous as a race-horse, reacts to every input instantaneously. You can make it do a flip forward simply by revving the engine too fast on take-off. Not to mention the friggin' torque this monster-engine creates, and that you constantly have to correct for. Speaking of correcting - no trim in the 109   :cry:

It's easy to forget that those old warbirds, like the 109, or the Spitfire, were actually militarised racing planes - the aeronautic equivalent of Nascar-racers. And I'm still cheating - I have the complete engine-control (mixture, cooling, blade angle etc.) on auto; something that the Fw-190 first had of all the WW-II birds.

Shooting Migs down, though - no problem, for some reason. I mean, I wiggle & tumble my way across the sky like a drunkard - but a few Hi/low-g yoyos and I'm behind them.

And I just discovered that the "collectors"-planes cost 20€ - so much for flying a sexy 190.  :x


Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 06 Nov 2016, 19:08
Has anyone else played the alpha/early-access for We Happy Few? I played it for a bit and I'm really enjoying it. I know there's plenty of dystopian/survival/horror games out there, but still.
Basically 1984 meets Bioshock with a survival element that's almost Oregon Trail-level difficult. Had me really creeped out but I didn't want to stop playing. Loved it.
Anyone else played it? Would love to see your takes on it
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 06 Nov 2016, 19:20
I want to play it, but I'm a little burned out on Early Access games at the moment. I mean, the concept is interesting and the look really reminds me of the Prisoner tv show starring Patrick McGoohan, which I always enjoyed. But at the same time, I don't really want to pay €30 for half a game right now.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Detachable Felix on 07 Nov 2016, 18:06
30 Euros? Shit? it's only equivalent to 20 here. I didn't buy, they give you a free hour to play before you make up your mind.
I will buy when it comes out, but you never know when that will be.


In other game dev news, there's finally more on Mass Effect Andromeda! (EEeeeeeeeeeeee!)

They're angling for an early 2017 release. Whatever the game turns out to be, there's no way I'm not buying it. I'm too emotionally invested in the ME universe

Undeniably, that trailer feels very Halo 4/UNSC Infinity, but eh.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Case on 08 Nov 2016, 04:02
...
Undeniably, that trailer feels very Halo 4/UNSC Infinity, but eh.

Sheppuuuurd! What's Shia le Boeuf doing in ME?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 08 Nov 2016, 06:27
I'm... strange on Mass Effect. I love the universe and I love the characters... But I've never finished a game because I find the combat annoying. Pretty much the same thing can  be said for the Dragon Age series as well. Trying to control a small squad of people in real-time-ish combat just isn't for me I guess. As it stands I've played though the first parts of ME1 and 2, never bought ME3... So I look at the new game as interesting, but I don't know when or if I might get it...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 08 Nov 2016, 08:59
I'm kinda meh on Mass Effect.
On the one hand, I think Bioware can make great games; on the other, I love science fiction. So you would think that Mass Effect be a match made in heaven for me, but the games just never clicked for me. I don't know what it was, maybe the gameplay, maybe some of the asspulls in the story but whatever that quality might be, I just can't get excited about Mass Effect.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 17 Nov 2016, 17:24
More like, what will you be playing
(http://68.media.tumblr.com/6d89c8dd375478cf308d669a20e2c78d/tumblr_ogsj1molJ41v68t0mo1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: BrusselSprouts on 19 Nov 2016, 14:58
I'm super late to the BioWare party, but my friend talked me into buying Dragon Age 2 with the promise of having a threesome with an elf and a pirate a couple weeks ago and it's consumed my life ever since. I can't afford any of their other games rigjt now, but I'm content to keep repeating DA2 until I've exhausted every possible option
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Case on 25 Nov 2016, 15:40
Does anybody here play "The Division"? It's 50% off on Steam's autumn sale and I'm thinking about getting it - but the 'pay through your nose for expansions'-scheme they're running is kind of a turnoff.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 28 Nov 2016, 18:29
I got Tales of Symphonia back in the steam summer sale but I didn't start the game until now. The game's fun but it's a technical trainwreck. Have any of you got this game and toyed around with the TSF thingy on the steam forums?

I mean, last time I ran the game the computer hard-crashed after exiting the game so...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 28 Nov 2016, 18:47
Finishing the 3rd trail on the second island in Pokemon Moon. Not sure how but the called in Castform was wrecking my Trumbeak
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Case on 29 Nov 2016, 05:29
Finishing the 3rd trail on the second island in Pokemon Moon. Not sure how but the called in Castform was wrecking my Trumbeak


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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 29 Nov 2016, 05:31
How dare you, Sam is a valued member of my team and soon she'll evolve into a Toucannon and the pun will be complete
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 29 Nov 2016, 11:20
Picked up Dragon's Dogma during Steam's weekend sale.

As fun on the PC as it was on the PS3.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 26 Dec 2016, 19:00
Oh god, 2017 looks so good (http://www.polygon.com/features/2016/12/23/14029006/best-games-of-2017)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 27 Dec 2016, 07:16
Some mighty good looking stuff in there.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 29 Dec 2016, 08:39
Last couple of weeks have been kinda stressful, so I've been playing Besiege. Its a block physics based game where you have to build vehicles to complete objectives, that could include anything from catapults to some ramshackle contraption that looks like it belongs in an old Roadrunner cartoon. There isn't really a story to it, just various objectives, but the real fun comes in the sheer amount of ideas available to you. And there is a very talented community on Steam, making all kinds of vehicles and things the developers didn't expect, like Transforming vehicles. Give it a try.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 02 Jan 2017, 11:31
When Sun and Moon dropped I decided that it was as good a moment as any other to begin my pokemon journey so I picked up an emulator and FireRed. Been playing it a bunch and enjoying it, a bit grindy at parts because of how experience works but pretty fun. Now I'm on my way to catch a Zapdos.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Grognard on 11 Jan 2017, 17:06
world of tanks.
world of warships.
World of Tanks.
WORLD OF TANKS..

itz my obs3ss10n....
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Tova on 15 Jan 2017, 20:45
World of Warcrack has sucked me in again.  :roll:
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: hedgie on 15 Jan 2017, 22:19
See you next spring.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 16 Jan 2017, 08:18
World of Warcrack has sucked me in again.  :roll:

Its the Old Republic for me (just finished the Sith Warrior storyline and nearly done with the Smuggler's)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 16 Jan 2017, 09:09
Skyrim. The Special Edition brought me back, and I realize just how much I never did in that game before.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: BenRG on 17 Jan 2017, 04:27
The Stanley Parable - Which had me thinking a lot about the limits of 'player freedom' and the limits that telling a story can impose in any media (I'm sure Jeph is well aware that he'd like to tell stories but his characters and setting simply don't permit it without serious retcon).

The Beginner's Guide - Which I've interpreted as a backlash against over-aggressive audience feedback and modders insisting on 'improving' games in line with their own visions. This is possibly related to the fact that The Stanley Parable only has five broadly-traditional end states in its eighteen possible narrative end points and the a lot of gamers didn't get the message that this was giving about the contradiction of narrative storytelling and the sandbox map concept, instead just complaining about there being 'no way to win'.

FWIW, I did get the impression that there is a bit of Davey Wreden's own social angst in The Beginner's Guide, particularly in the 'prison' level and the one set in a theatre. Overall, it seems that the critical success of The Stanley Parable was not a good thing for him, on a psychological level. It's basically him telling people to leave him alone with his creativity and not to presume that they know him simply because they've played his games and they know better than him what they are meant to say. (His dislike of the pusher end of his fandom was also expressed in the so-called 'Raphael Trailer' for The Stanley Parable v.2.0.)

However, I suspect that part of the meta joke of 'Coda's' many works is that some of the games really were just abortive attempts at actual commercial projects by 'Coda' that he abandoned as frustratingly inadequate attempts to realise his idea and he just threw aside because they were unfixable; that 'Davey' was seeing psychological insights that weren't there. I also think that 'Coda' was always more aware of 'Davey's' hidden objectives and that some of the games were direct letters to his semi-obsessive #1 fan about how difficult and toxic it was trying to even have a conversation, let alone a professional collaboration, where the base assumptions you are starting with are different and there is no real balance between your objectives and the other's. That's something I learned during my brief and disastrous stint as a beta reader about two decades before.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Grognard on 17 Jan 2017, 21:56
The Long Dark.
altho even CANADA does have some summertime.  I've managed 200 days, and it is still 'deepest Winter'.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Tova on 18 Jan 2017, 00:16
Anyone here played Grim Dawn? Thoughts?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 18 Jan 2017, 08:03
The Long Dark.
altho even CANADA does have some summertime.  I've managed 200 days, and it is still 'deepest Winter'.

Its a global catastrophe that has made animals hyper-aggressive and stranded the character in the northernmost parts of Canada, I'm calling dawn of a new ice age.

Anyone here played Grim Dawn? Thoughts?

It runs and feels very much like a Diablo clone. The major advantage Grim Dawn has over Diablo is that you can branch off into the other classes skill trees to try and make a far more varied build.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Tova on 18 Jan 2017, 17:53
Interesting, thanks.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 26 Jan 2017, 12:13
I never mentioned that I picked up Overwatch with the last of my money all the way back in Black Friday huh.

Well I did and today I finally got to play competitive. Got my placements in, I'm silver trash. As expected to be completely honest, I'm not good at FPS games.

Also I want this Year of the Rooster Mei tbh but I'm getting no drops from loot boxes ;w;
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 26 Jan 2017, 16:11
Tell me about it... So far I've got the Zenyatta voice line, a player icon and... the Zenyatta voice line again.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 26 Jan 2017, 18:01
I would love to get the Monkey King Winston skin
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 26 Jan 2017, 18:21
Tell me about it... So far I've got the Zenyatta voice line, a player icon and... the Zenyatta voice line again.

I mean I got a DVa victory pose and that's it, and all I want is YotR Mei in red.

I could go for Zen's voice lines since it's looking like the dude I'm going to have to main in competitive.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ChaoSera on 27 Jan 2017, 12:10
Been playing XCOM 2 with the Long War 2 mod. Pretty damn good, I tell ya.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 28 Jan 2017, 08:43
Anyone here played Grim Dawn? Thoughts?

Ahem.

Grim Dawn.

This is a helluva lot closer to the Diablo 3 I wanted than Diablo 3 was.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Grognard on 30 Jan 2017, 22:02
been playing "Tom Clancy's 'The Division'" on Xbox One.

these controls are fucked up.

killed myself twice with my own grenade.

and I hate having to update everything on Xbox everytime I want to play a game.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: explicit on 02 Feb 2017, 00:07
I've been playing Paragon a lot recently, if any one is interested.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 02 Feb 2017, 06:18
Paragon's one of the games I want to get more into... I bought one of the founder packs and I've fooled around with it. The characters are cool and the game is fun... I'm just not much good at it yet. And I still think the winions are too powerful.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Grognard on 02 Feb 2017, 21:11
reinstalled and played World of WarPlanes today.

I didn't suck :)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Case on 12 Feb 2017, 10:50
I've been playing a bit of Insurgency (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/01/28/insurgency-review) lately - All in all, quite nice.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 13 Feb 2017, 05:08
Tried out Quantum Break and I didn't really like it, so now I'm playing the new Final Fantasy. I've also got the new Doom and Psychonauts to try
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: JoeCovenant on 13 Feb 2017, 09:22

Hangs head in shame

Roblox...

P..Po.. Pokémon Brick B..B..Bronze....

sobs inconsolably

Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Case on 13 Feb 2017, 09:29
Uhmmmmmh ... there, there ?  :oops:
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 13 Feb 2017, 10:28
I couldn't stop myself so i took out the Telltale Batman game and Song of the Deep from the library. I'VE GOT TOO MUCH, WHAT AM I GONNA DO?!?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 13 Feb 2017, 16:01
And on the dying moments of the event...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4lTtZAWEAATVXG.jpg:large)

So yeah, I got Lunar New Year Mei (red). Of this event I also got Roadhog, Winston and Reinhardt legendary skins, Bastion and Ana rare skins and bought Tracer rare skin, I also got D.Va emote and I think a couple of victory poses.

I'm also going to take a small break because being a support main in Silver is so damn frustrating
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Grognard on 15 Feb 2017, 21:02
Tom Clancy's THE DIVISION on XB One.

getting a bit better, but some of the game mechanics suck.

it doesn't take 10 rifle bullets to the head to kill. 

but it does in this game.  :eyeroll:
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: explicit on 16 Feb 2017, 23:48
Finally started playing Overwatch. Good at the shoots, not good at the MOBAs.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 20 Feb 2017, 04:53
Finally started playing Overwatch. Good at the shoots, not good at the MOBAs.

"Soldier 76 reporting for duty"

I mean wha-

Actually, Season 4 starts in about a week so I'll probably go back to it seriously then. Maybe I can place myself past silver this time (I don't count on it)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 20 Feb 2017, 06:24
"You were never meant for greatness."

I never got into the competitive scene in any of these games. It tends to be way to serious and stressful to me, and you have to be more dedicated than I am at any one game to do well. I like to just play casually, run a few matches a day generally and have a good time. If I start getting frustrated or angry I'll stop and go do something else. You can't really do that if you're part of a team.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 20 Feb 2017, 07:02
I was never much for competitive play, so I just stopped playing it when ranked play came out. Thankfully I was only borrowing it from the library
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 20 Feb 2017, 08:23
I just prefer competitive because it's a 2-round match instead of a single round, so if you lost the point on some bullshit 5D hook you can always take the match back on round 2, but I don't plan on taking it too seriously. I'm trash after all, and probably will never reach the high tiers.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ryangoslink on 01 Mar 2017, 02:09
Medieval 2 Total War, old but amazing game:)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 01 Mar 2017, 11:41
Lego Jurassic World.....What? Sometimes I like to take a break away from the gory, horror filled games.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 01 Mar 2017, 17:34
[Jumps into Season 4 placements]
[Placed in Bronze]

Fuck throwers and fuck end-season throwers in particular. I know I'm not good but these dudes don't know what the game's about, I'm better than them.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 03 Mar 2017, 03:16
Enter the Gungeon.

It's cute and aaaaaaaah hard but good about always making progress.

As you die and die and die.

well, as *I* die and die and die

but seriously. Enter the Gungeon~
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 03 Mar 2017, 06:22
I've been really interested in it


Look at this new cutey

Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 03 Mar 2017, 06:55
I played Orisa some last night on the Overwatch PTR. She is a lot of fun. It wasn't really a fair shake out of course, because pretty much everyone was playing her. Mechanically her kit is really solid and fun to play. Art design is really interesting. It's unusual having a centaur form character when everyone else is humaniod. And I love the design and expressiveness of her eyes. It's a really creative trick.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 03 Mar 2017, 20:17
I DIDN'T KNOW BREATH OF THE WILD CAME OUT TODAY ON WII U, BUT NOW I HAVE IT

First impressions:
-Good looking
-Controls could be better but I'm just getting used to them
-No idea what I'm doing right now
-Weapons and items breaking is not fun
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Case on 11 Mar 2017, 10:17
Picked up Far Cry 4 on Steam Sale - Until now, I was all "Why the negativity in the customer-reviews? This is great!"

Until now ... (That little country in central Europe blotted out by the fat red dot? Yup, that's Germany ...)

(http://i.imgur.com/IwIrVcA.png)



Really Ubisoft? Insisting on selling online-only-games, but saving on the Servers? It's 2017, ffs ...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 11 Mar 2017, 11:47
A friend and I were talking about Mass Effect and in doing so, we decided to do a trilogy run.
She's just started 3 and I'm finishing up some stuff from 2.

Its been a few years since I've played Mass Effect and the instant Liara T'Soni opened her mouth, I had horrible flashbacks to how stalkerish she seems and its even more pronounced when you play the games in quick succession, like she is shoved down your throat from the moment she's introduced.

But other than that, I've been having fun revisiting the games.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 11 Mar 2017, 14:32
I really liked ME2, favorite game in the series.  I am a bit excited for the new one.

I've been binging on Paradox games. I still cannot quite wrap my head around Eu4 but I get a little better with each game.  After some BS was with the UK in Victoria II I quit the game and now I am loading up HOI4 to give it a spin.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Pilchard123 on 11 Mar 2017, 15:30
The Humble store has a Paradox games sale on right now.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 12 Mar 2017, 17:59
Replaying Final Fantasy VIII and Squall is not nearly as much of a miserable prick as I remember. It does depend on the dialogue options you pick but still seems to have been exaggerated over time.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 13 Mar 2017, 06:54
I just got Horizon Zero Dawn and really want to get down and play that, if I can pry myself away from Skyrim. I've heard and seen so much good about it. I also broke down and ordered Mass Effect Andromeda. I have yet to finish a Bioware game, but dang if I don't find their stories and characters compelling.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Masterpiece on 13 Mar 2017, 07:01
Breath of the Wild
Breath of the Wild

this game is IT, Breath of the WILD
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 13 Mar 2017, 07:10
I've been climbing and gliding more than I've been following the story
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Masterpiece on 13 Mar 2017, 11:30
60 Shrines and counting
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: DuneCanid on 13 Mar 2017, 19:54
Bookworm via popcap.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 23 Mar 2017, 17:58
Just bought Mass Effect: Andromeda.  Installing it now! I've heard this is more space exploration and colony building that the recent titles so I am jazzed about putting the old N7 suit back on and tumbling around in a rover tank.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 23 Mar 2017, 18:27
Just when I was about to give up on Overwatch I decided to pick up Zarya and now I'm having the time of my life reconverted as a Zarya main. And I win matches too.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ChaoSera on 24 Mar 2017, 01:08
Just bought Mass Effect: Andromeda.  Installing it now! I've heard this is more space exploration and colony building that the recent titles so I am jazzed about putting the old N7 suit back on and tumbling around in a rover tank.
Please do tell me how it goes! I'm having to wait a couple of months to play it until I can afford a new rig and I WANT TO PLAY IT SO MUCH!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 27 Mar 2017, 10:37
So I played a good bit of ME: Andromeda yesterday. I finished the first colonization of Eos.  The best way I can describe it is: it’s like all 3 mass effect games in one. I can see elements from each and some of its own, both with their perks and flaws.

For you lore nerds:
(click to show/hide)

Now onto the game:
The combat is very tight. I will say the controls are a bit awkward at first but I chalk that up to the fact I played ME1-3 on the xbox with a controller and now ME:A is with keyboard and mouse.  I got the hang of it in no time and probably could have just hooked up my controller instead.  The addition of a jump jet makes everything fun and exciting.  I found myself trying to use it while on the ship only to discover I wasnt wearing it...granted I was just trying to jump jet over a table instead of walking around it.  Another cool think is the scanner.  You use it to, well, scan everything! It helps with research for later upgrades and equipment.  You also learn a little bit about the planet/alien/tech you scan.  The leveling system appears like the old ME1 interface mixed with ME3 with branching abilities. Also the vehicle parts are surprisingly fun.  The only down side is it’s a civilian rover so no weapons (yet) and this is also how you scan for resources to build new equipment.  You just drive around until your meter blinks at you saying there is nearby minerals.  I am not a big fan of the UI though.  It’s like the devs just used windows explorer or share point instead of streamlining the whole thing.  Everything is basically a folder and sub folder structure and nowhere near as dynamic as say ME2.  My biggest complaint would have to be the character creation.  It’s just so limited. They don't let you change the chin, face length, or eye brows.  You have to pick one of 10 different default heads that have those things you like and then customize it from there.  Nowhere near as much choices or customization as any of the previous games which is rather sad.  I was looking to make Nigel Thornberry (after all, we are explorers and observing aliens) but there was only one mustache option and it was a pornstache, let alone any ability to shape the head, eyes, anything.  One youtube group I watch like to make their ME characters look like a space duck...unfortunate they were not able to pull that off with this game.  It’s just so limited, like the devs took this part too seriously or just didn't put enough time into it.

Graphics:
I am running this on PC and it’s strange. I honestly feel like it’s a mix of graphics from all 3 previous installments.  The Krogan executive person has blank black eyes whereas the Krogan soldier I met has the reptilian one we are used to from the previous games. Some things seem low res akin to ME1 while standing next to something from ME3.  I thought that this may just be because of my rig but I've seen others with far better PCs than I encounter the same thing.  The facial features on some squad mates don't seem to match or react to the situation they are in sometimes (example: Executive Tenn "We had a mutiny and after putting it down we had to banish them from the space station.  Many families were split apart because of this."  Meanwhile Cora is staring off into space with a big smirk on her face).  There are some weird clipping problems here and there too. Nothing to break the immersion (except that one time where a tv screen 30 feet away somehow also lodged itself into the head of the Avina VI standing 2 feet away) but enough to notice and laugh...not unlike some of the weird shit you'd see in ME3.

Writing:
The plot is solid and even the side quests are interesting as well. The squad mates are very interesting and fun, but one seems rather...off.  They threw a temper tantrum over the fact you are made pathfinder instead of her and she doesn't understand why...even though it was fully explained literally right in front of her when you as the player are made pathfinder.  Natalie Dormer is your ships doctor, which is a plus.  Everyone does have an interesting personality and backstory though. Like Cora, she's basically what you would get if you took Miranda and Jack and spliced them together. And the Asari squad mate is an archeologist but, unlike Liara, she is a ball of energy and just incredibly fun to be around! The pilot, co-pilot, and engineer are rather bland but then again I haven't really got to know them much compared to the squad mates that I have gotten to know in the field.  I think I spent more time planet side with the squaddies than on the ship...which is also a plus. Reminds me of ME1 where the ship was just to talk to the squad mates on the side line rather than be the only way to connect with them a la ME2-3.  The main character (Ryder) is no Shepard, which I see as a good thing seeing as you are not a battle hardened veteran but a civilian.  I chose the male Ryder and honestly, he's quite likable.  They completely got rid of the paragon renegade mechanic and the choices are split up into emotional, logical, casual, professional, and romantic options.  I like this change as it lets you really personalize your Ryder. Mine is pretty much a lovable rogue.

Stability:
The game is not without its bugs. One enemy fell into a rock but I could still hit him in the head.  Granted I destroyed an entire battalion up to this point so it was rare.  Also there's a bug with changing the colors of you outfit but supposedly that will be fixed in the next patch, along with the dreadful character creation. Nothing game breaking but what you might expect from Bioware if you played ME3. :icon_rolleyes: One thing I hate is that it’s easy to cut off your squad mate from saying something while in the field because you advanced too quickly, whereas in the previous game they would finish whatever they were saying before going onto the next area, usually auto-switching you into a walk than a jog/run.

Summary:
Pros:
+Great Story and Characters
+Jump Jets!
+Great Combat
+Stable with a few comedic bugs
+Exploration is a key element

Cons:
-Terrible Face Customization
-Garbage UI
-Weird cut off with squad dialogue when exploring.

All in all it’s a lot of fun but because it just seems too unpolished I would have to agree with the 7/10s they've been getting.  If it were polished and the UI wasn't garbage I'd have given it a 9.

Mind you I have barely scratched the surface here so I may change my opinion once I have finished the game. For all I know it has a ME3 style shit ending, but so far its awesome.

(http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/874/282/9f9.png)
(http://img00.deviantart.net/b008/i/2014/036/d/9/the_tale_of_lord_nigel_montgomery_shepard__vol_iii_by_quadforcefive-d757mek.png)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 27 Mar 2017, 11:25
I have also picked up ME Andromeda, for my PS4. I may be regretting that decision. I haven't got that far yet.. I've made it to the Nexus and have been running around meeting everyone and dealing with ship missions before heading out to the first proper exploration.  I haven't made it that far in the game for a few reasons... I had a lot of trouble with the combat. I'm generally pretty crap shooting on consoles, I much prefer the keyboard and mouse for controls. I wound up turning the difficulty down to 'Narrative' to get past the prologue mission. Bad aim is one thing, but I also have trouble seeing enemies at any kind of distance. It's been an ongoing problem with my eyesight that looking at distant things they all tend to blur together, which makes it hard to pick out distant enemies. And my TV is a very old 780p model, so everything is grainy anyway. It works and I don't use it much, so I never bothered replacing it... All in all though, it makes any combat very difficult. I play ME for the story and characters anyway, but still...

So far the game is good. The characters I've met are interesting. I just have the human crew mates so far, of course. Character customization is... Just this side of acceptable. It could have been so much better but at least you can make different looking characters. Initial stories are pretty most straight standard sci fi tropes. I'm really having trouble wrapping my head around the character who is very much a newbie, being made Pathfinder, just because your dad says so. Promoted over his second in command, who now serves on your team. Some people question the wisdom of  you being Pathfinder when you clearly have no idea what you are doing, but then they shrug, give a goofy grin and go 'oh well, what can we do?' It's good that it's different that Shepard, who was already a proven leader before you start the game. And explains why you have no real skills to start with. But it feels like they let game mechanics concerns override logic and good storytelling. I'm sure Ryder will grow into a role, but as someone put it, this is a crappy time for on the job training for a Pathfinder.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 27 Mar 2017, 11:33
Just wait until after Eos, well, depending on your dialog option.  It was rather comical for me.
(click to show/hide)

For me the initial part of the game was really slow.  Once I got on Eos the fun-o-meter increased dramatically!  Sorry to hear about your combat situation.  Any way you can get it on the PC?  Might help a bit.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 27 Mar 2017, 11:56
That's probably what I'm going to do. I'll try to trade in my PS4 copy and get the PC version. Since I haven't got that far I don't feel bad restarting.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 27 Mar 2017, 14:05
I will say habitat 7 (the tutorial planet) was a bit rough with combat compared to Eos.  I say give Eos a try if you can and see if the combat is still rough for you.

Oh! More more weird bug! When someone... no, anyone says they will "explain it on the way" and they give you exposition on the way somewhere, they will run as fast as possible as if you are an escaped t-rex chasing them and the only way out is that objective they are taking you to.  Its rather funny if a little off putting.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Case on 28 Mar 2017, 12:06
Great reviews, LeeC & Neko - thanks!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 28 Mar 2017, 12:49
Well I was going to buy Andromeda this weekend, but considering what I've been hearing over the past few days, I might leave it for a while. Especially after seeing a few videos where the characters just look...odd... Like a mix of blank stares and weird, jerky animations.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 28 Mar 2017, 14:36
It really isn't that bad. I laugh at the videos as much as the next, but I haven't experienced it myself in the game. Videos like that always showcase the worst of it all, because that's the point. It really doesn't reflect on the rest of the game that works fine.

Edit: Well, getting the PC version of the game was the right decision for me. It's much easier for me to play at the higher resolution. Less eyestrain and a lot easier to tell enemies from background terrain. And combat is a lot easier and more fun. I'm re-doing the prologue on Habitat 7 and finding several areas I missed before. So that's good.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: BenRG on 31 Mar 2017, 08:45
Horizon: Zero Dawn

*Picks up jaw*

Okay, who appropriated next year's must-see SyFy exclusive new show and turned it into an open-world RPG?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 01 Apr 2017, 19:16
I reeeally need to put that in my console and play soon. I bought it, and here it sits next to my TV. Just... Distracted by other games, when I have time to game.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 04 Apr 2017, 18:17
Temporarily put down Enter the Gungeon (got most things done in it, waiting for the expansion I hope is coming).

Been slamming Stardew Valley while listening to audiocasts. Boy oh boy, this was what I needed.

Looking at Dropsy. Good chance that's gonna be next.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 05 Apr 2017, 16:38
Beat the last Divine Beast and now I'm ready to go fight Ganon.....or I could go climb that mountain over there
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 07 Apr 2017, 00:12
Dropsy on back burner, Talos Principle actually begun.

I'm not that far into it, mind, but pretty happy so far. Then again I knew I probably would be, with Croteam and Kyratzes on the case. Bless them for making you able to zoom like Serious Sam, it was the right choice.

also there's a cheap DLC that replaces the Elohim's voicetrack with one done up as Serious Sam. I uh... it'll be a while before I get to that playthrough, but yessssss
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 08 Apr 2017, 09:07
Picked up Cities Skylines on Steam.

Its oddly relaxing in a frustrating kind of way.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: cesium133 on 08 Apr 2017, 09:20
I really like Cities Skylines, though I haven't played it in a while. Be careful with the hydroelectric dams, though. On my first game I accidentally flooded my entire city...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 08 Apr 2017, 22:45
Pretty sure everyone accidentally floods their city the first *several* times they try dams in that game.

Then we start INTENTIONALLY flooding them...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: cesium133 on 08 Apr 2017, 22:59
Why is there no like button in this forum?

Edit -- NOW it appears...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 15 Apr 2017, 01:27
Put The Talos Principle's main campaign to bed the other night, and the Road to Gehenna expansion several minutes ago.

Phew. Emotions. But it's good.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 15 Apr 2017, 05:04
I still haven't freed the admin from the Road to Gehenna. I thought to myself "I'm not finishing it until I do!" and then I just never finished it.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 15 Apr 2017, 10:03
Heh.

I'd be lying if I said I didn't seek hints and help as I neared the end, my mind unraveling just a pace behind the storm... :venonat:

by the way it took me a couple minutes to realize why some of the QRC codes I saw were marked LTK and Snalin 
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 19 Apr 2017, 08:29
Is Battlefront worth getting considering the new one is coming out in November?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 19 Apr 2017, 10:04
Are you talking about Star Wars: Battlefront [3]?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 19 Apr 2017, 12:40
Yes
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 19 Apr 2017, 13:45
As a fan of the originals I'd say no, and unless they turn it around for this new one I probably won't be getting it.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 19 Apr 2017, 23:34
So I'm not happy with some of the changes they made in the series (admittedly one of the biggest being the space battle removal, I wanna storm those Star Destroyers!). So i mean, uh, can't you go play the first couple for that itch?  :parrot:

Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: JoeCovenant on 20 Apr 2017, 03:20
So - in between maxing out the pokedex on Brick Bronze, I've been hammering through Skyrim again!
(But playing the latest release this time)

I'd forgotten how much I liked it (Although Oblivion is still my fave Elder Scrolls game) but also had forgotten how much certain aspects of it REALLY annoyed me...

I also forgot that I'd written a huge blog piece on it (which I just don't really do! And which I cannot now find to link to) where I tore it apart for being unbelievably negative. (Grumpy and dismissive NPCs, Bratty children, foes who constantly *yield*... and then don't, most quests involving some form of duplicity etc etc)

Still... here I am again!  :)

Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 20 Apr 2017, 07:15
I'm still playing Skyrim as well, all these years later. In fact, I just had a 'first' the other night, finishing the Dawnguard DLC for the first time. Part of the issue is that I have problems sticking with just one thing.. I'm easily distracted and come up with new characters I want to try all the time. So a lot of the 'later game' stuff and some areas I haven't been through, even though I've had the game since it launched. I've done the first 20-30 hours so many times though...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 20 Apr 2017, 08:27
Beat the last shrine and now I'm ready to fight Ganon once and for all....or I can work on some side quests
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: JoeCovenant on 20 Apr 2017, 08:37
I'm still playing Skyrim as well, all these years later. In fact, I just had a 'first' the other night, finishing the Dawnguard DLC for the first time. Part of the issue is that I have problems sticking with just one thing.. I'm easily distracted and come up with new characters I want to try all the time. So a lot of the 'later game' stuff and some areas I haven't been through, even though I've had the game since it launched. I've done the first 20-30 hours so many times though...

Aye, and NOW, of course, THERE'S MODS!!!!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 20 Apr 2017, 08:50
I'm still playing Skyrim as well, all these years later. In fact, I just had a 'first' the other night, finishing the Dawnguard DLC for the first time. Part of the issue is that I have problems sticking with just one thing.. I'm easily distracted and come up with new characters I want to try all the time. So a lot of the 'later game' stuff and some areas I haven't been through, even though I've had the game since it launched. I've done the first 20-30 hours so many times though...

I have completed Skyrim, I mean actually completed the main storyline and the dlc, like maybe three times, despite having nearly 1000 hours logged for it.

Mainly because I mod the hell out of Skyrim and want to test new builds or character ideas...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 21 Apr 2017, 06:17
Oh, I'm familiar with mods. In fact I'm in the process of re-building modded Skyrim right now in Mod Organizer. I did have a modded version before of course, but when Special Edition came out I switched over to that. I play on PC, so they gave it free to everyone who had the Legendary version. I took everything out of Oldrim to install the Enderal total conversion. Calling it a mod is seriously undervaluing the work the Enderal team did in basically creating a new game in the Skyrim engine. Unfortunately, with Enderal installed, you couldn't play base Skyrim, since I had it on Steam, and it basically used entirely different files. That was fine though, since I had the Special Edition.

Unfortunately, there was no version of SKSE for the special edition yet. The team has to basically re-do the entire thing since it switch from 32 bit to 64 bit code. And they released  a video recently after their tentative time to release had passed. The people who make the Script Extender for all these Elder Scrolls and Fallout games is a two man team who do it in their spare time, which they haven't had much of lately. So basically they said that SKSE64 is partly done, but not ready to release yet. And because of the work people actually pay them to do, they couldn't say when it would be finished at this point. Sad, but totally understandable.

However, I recently found a video from last year that explained how to set up Mod Organizer to handle both Enderal and Skyrim so you can switch back and forth between the two, which is huge. I've been working the last couple of days getting them working and building and testing a modded Skyrim with all the stuff I've been missing in the SE. Then I can start playing anew again. :)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 21 Apr 2017, 06:50
The Walking Dead Season 1. Really enjoyed it, I like the main characters and their relationship a lot. It's much more an interactive story or almost point and click game and that suits me fine.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 22 Apr 2017, 01:12
It's so good, but the end of Episode 2 kicked my ass so hard and I haven't been back (was renting anyway).
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 25 Apr 2017, 14:28
Anyone want to play Heroes of the Storm and unlock some Overwatch skins?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 25 Apr 2017, 17:33
I will want to. nekoali#1221 is my ID there.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 29 Apr 2017, 04:38
Just sent it!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 09 May 2017, 17:12
I've been playing a lot of puzzle games. Stephen's Sausage Roll, English Country Tune, and Recursed. I also spent a lot of time in Infinifactory, a programming puzzle game, and Hexcells/Plus/Infinite, which are logic puzzle games. All come highly recommended.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 25 May 2017, 11:39
I'm going to go back in time and try to get Morrowind up to 2017 standards.

Wish me luck.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 25 May 2017, 13:26
I should really do that at some point. I've always wanted to play Morrowind, and I own it. Just just could never play it long because of how dated it looks...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 25 May 2017, 13:53
Yeah, Morrowind does feel like it has all the control of a brick in custard compared to Skyrim or Fallout, but at the same time it's still very playable. Most of the problem is the visuals of Morrowind, which were bad even in 2002. You can't really change the gameplay, but you can at least change how it looks.

I'll see if I can post an image of how some of those mods look when I'm done setting up.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 25 May 2017, 13:58
Did you say... custard (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMuXOW7xwJI)?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 26 May 2017, 05:00
It was mind blowing how big the world was when I first played it back in highschool. I had never played anything that big in first person.  Then again there was one big draw back.

(http://imgur.com/0MPYoFK)

I am convinced cliff racers are the main enemy in the game.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Pilchard123 on 26 May 2017, 12:45
Did you say... custard (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMuXOW7xwJI)?
:psyduck:
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 27 May 2017, 04:54
Finally started playing Mass Effect: Andromeda after my long journey into Breath of the Wild, but it just doesn't feel as good as the other Mass Effects to me
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 02 Jun 2017, 11:17
Re-subbed to ESO in time for Morrowind. Anyone else playing?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 02 Jun 2017, 12:12
I need to hop back in to ESO for some Morrowind. I keep meaning to, but time is short, and my games list is long...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ChaoSera on 08 Jun 2017, 00:14
Got Don't Starve in the GOG sale (only 5 Bucks, get it while it's hot, people) and am trying it out. It's pretty fun so far, I like how you have to figure out for yourself how everything works.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Tova on 08 Jun 2017, 06:10
I've started playing Rakuen. It's quite a charming little game with nice music.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 08 Jun 2017, 19:07
Fallout 4 was on sale a weekend or three ago.

Uh.

I'm now a ghoul
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 08 Jun 2017, 20:55
pss Rad-X is a thing they make.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 09 Jun 2017, 00:28
no it's cool i get to lie in cool, shaded spaces for hours on end unmoving, and pretty sure way things are going out here my survive-and-thrive chances are a whole lot better this way
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 09 Jun 2017, 05:41
bada-bing bada-boom, baby!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 15 Jun 2017, 17:15
Guess who's still playing Overwatch on Zarya.

Nothing will stand in the way of my beam of death.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 15 Jun 2017, 22:26
I raise you Symmetra's Noodle of Doom. :)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 16 Jun 2017, 09:24
I've been playing Magikarp Jump on my phone and it's really cute and fun.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 17 Jun 2017, 07:58
It's kind of the best. Magikarp has been one of my favorite Pokemon for years. 
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 18 Jun 2017, 04:42
On my day off I pretty much beat the ice planet of Voeld in Andromeda, by the end I felt like I had spent the whole day on Hoth and needed to see a video game sun bad
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 19 Jun 2017, 16:13
Picked up Darkest Dungeon.
And in the first quest, I managed to kill my Crusader by stressing them into a heart attack...
 :psyduck:
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 19 Jun 2017, 21:04
so.. yeah. Don't get attached to anyone in Darkest Dungeon. :)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Case on 20 Jun 2017, 07:47
Picked up the Witcher 3 again, along with the "Hearts of Stone"-expansion.

This time I'm gonna finish this game, I swear!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Jimor on 20 Jun 2017, 13:35
Factorio. Lots and lots of Factorio. 150 hours in the last month or so according to Steam.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Gyrre on 20 Jun 2017, 23:45
'Jack the Reaper' by Dream's Bell.
It's sort of like the Kirby games, and you play as a chibi grim reaper.

SEIZURE WARNING: FLASHING LIGHTS!

Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 21 Jun 2017, 07:51
Little Nightmare.  Check that out. The best way I can describe it is a platform survival game with elements of stealth set in the Tim Burton universe.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 21 Jun 2017, 07:58
I've seen Little Nightmares, it looks incredible. But I highly doubt they've made a creative collaboration with Tim Burton.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 21 Jun 2017, 10:53
After I read your comment LTK I re-read mine and see what you mean.  I meant to say its aesthetically like something from a Tim Burton movie.  Mea Culpa
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 21 Jun 2017, 11:31
I thought that was what you meant but I wasn't sure. The atmosphere is definitely a bit Burtonesque, but I think it goes more into body horror.

I've been playing Oxenfree. It was much scarier and unsettling while I had the subtitles turned off, because there's a lot of distorted voices in the game and straining to understand them adds to the alienness and uncertainty. It also means that if I don't turn on subtitles I have no idea what's going on and it just sucks trying to play like that so I turned them on. Anyway, it's really well-written and I like it.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: A Duck on 22 Jun 2017, 07:52
I've been trying to push myself out of my game-comfort zone. I can't just keep playing Zelda and Dark Souls over and over again.

I mean, I play a lot of stuff, but I tend to "hide" a little on those games sometimes.

The Steam Sale supposedly starts today, I might get something to help. Maybe a shooter, maybe some strategy stuff.

On the other hand I've had the first 2 Witcher games sitting on my library for years now.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 22 Jun 2017, 09:06
Dark Souls can quite possibly be played forever, as long as there remain other players.

Anyway, can you tolerate the quirks of classic CRPGs? If not, you'd do well to skip to the second Witcher game, which is a far more streamlined experience than the first one. The first is built on the Neverwinter Nights engine. It's a good game, but a number of questionable design decisions make it a lot less palatable to a modern audience. The Witcher 2 is not what I'd call accessible either - the first instances of combat can be ludicrously difficult - but it's much more in line with modern design sensibilities and has an amazing two-branched plot that I don't think any game has replicated since.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: A Duck on 22 Jun 2017, 09:17
I played some of the first Witcher a few years ago. I can handle the quirks, but my stupid decision to play it in the highest difficulty meant I eventually reached a point where it got excessively frustrating and I ended up stopping.

I really don't want to play the second or third games before playing the first one, though.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 22 Jun 2017, 15:52
Oh its the most wonderful time of the year! Steam Summer Sale!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: A Duck on 22 Jun 2017, 16:48
The sale this year is relatively weak,IMHO, although that has honestly been the case since they axed the flash deals.

At least smaller titles still have considerable discounts.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Case on 22 Jun 2017, 16:52
I played some of the first Witcher a few years ago. I can handle the quirks, but my stupid decision to play it in the highest difficulty meant I eventually reached a point where it got excessively frustrating and I ended up stopping.

I really don't want to play the second or third games before playing the first one, though.

I don't even remember the first one anymore - the second one is very good, the third ... is everything it's cracked up to be. I also feel the combat system has become better with every successive game.

You could compromise with your "completeness compulsion" by reading Andrej Sapkowski's novels. The CDProject Red team consulted with him, and especially in W3, there's so many references - Just right now I got a little shiver standing in front of Tor Gvalch'ca ...

... and now I have to go back to the Isle of Mists!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Gyrre on 22 Jun 2017, 17:28
Finally got around to starting Spyro 1.
God bless old people who have no idea how much games are worth and sell them for just a dollar at garage sales.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 22 Jun 2017, 18:17
The Sexy Brutale. From the opening screen I knew this game would be my jam and yes, so much. Haven't finished it yet but the look, the story, the puzzles, the characters, the goddamn music! This might be in my top ten games of all time. Maybe even top five and I haven't even finished it.

It's a murder mystery style puzzle game but more howdunnit than whodunnit. It has a time mechanic and it's worth watching through scenes a few times before trying to solve it. Bonus, it's Steam summer sales and a third off at the moment.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 22 Jun 2017, 18:59
Ah, Steam summer sale, where gamers to bankrupt buying games they may not even play. Speaking of which I picked up Dawn of War III and the Telltale Games Borderlands today. Both games have been on my 'to get' list pretty much since they were announced.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: A Duck on 23 Jun 2017, 05:25
Remember to use Steam's refund system, people.

It'll certainly help save some of that sale money from being lost forever.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: osaka on 27 Jun 2017, 08:31
Oh yeah, summer sales. Bought RedOut and the DLC, been streaming it a couple sessions. Good PurchaseTM
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 27 Jun 2017, 09:03
My Switch and ARMS is supposed to arrive today. So I'll be camped out by the front door if anyone needs me.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 27 Jun 2017, 09:03
Picked up Shadow of Mordor GOTY. Kinda feels like the Middle Earth version of the Arkham series.

I'm not sure how I feel about that.

Also got the System Shock bundle. Its funny how times and gaming has changed because I remember clearing the first game years ago, but now the controls seem so wrong and counter-intuitive.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: A Duck on 27 Jun 2017, 16:23
I played Shadow of Mordor back when it released. I really liked it, it feels like the best parts of Assassin's Creed and Arkham combined into one.

Now in retrospect I see some things I liked in Breath of the Wild are also present in Mordor, specially how open ended it feels.

My problem with it is how insanely easy it becomes after you get a few upgrades, something they said they're fixing in the sequel.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 27 Jun 2017, 19:00
I finished The Sexy Brutale and I want a tattoo of something to do with it fuck this game I love it so much.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 27 Jun 2017, 19:23
I finished The Sexy Brutale and I want a tattoo of something to do with it fuck this game I love it so much.

I watched a stream of that Sunday and I really enjoyed it. I mean, its not the kind of game I would play, but it did look fun.

And damn if that ending didn't play on the heartstrings a little bit.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 27 Jun 2017, 20:18
The music and look were very my thing. It reminded me very much of a game on PS2 called Gregory Horror Show which I recall having a similar time mechanic. Haven't played it in years though.

It was a good ending. Had a murkier moral(s) than usual for games. I accidentally found the secret ending first which was amusing.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ChaoSera on 28 Jun 2017, 13:03
Finished Wolfenstein The New Order today, that was a fun ride. I dunno why I hesitated so long to pick it up.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Case on 02 Jul 2017, 17:29
Got the 'Blood and Wine' DLC for Witcher 3.  :parrot:
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: ChaoSera on 02 Jul 2017, 23:05
Picked up Shadow of Mordor for 4 Bucks in the steam sale. I did not expect a mix of an Arkham and Assassin's Creed game in middle earth but I'm not complaining. This is pretty fun.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 03 Jul 2017, 21:21
Picked up Shadow of Mordor for 4 Bucks in the steam sale. I did not expect a mix of an Arkham and Assassin's Creed game in middle earth but I'm not complaining. This is pretty fun.

But if only you could take Talion's tattered cloak and glide across the plains, decapitating Uruks as you flew by and taking potshots at their captains, it would truly be an Arkham game.

If Arkham allowed decapitation that is...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: A Duck on 07 Jul 2017, 09:37
The lengths Arkham Knight in particular goes to uphold the whole "Batman doesn't kill" thing are hilarious.

I mean, you can hit a guy with the Batmobile going at high speeds, something that can tear the corners of buildings, and he'll be sent flying, but not die because he actually only took an electric shock.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 10 Jul 2017, 06:57
Nier Automata. It's beautiful and weird and the tone is so all over the show.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 10 Jul 2017, 08:16
The lengths Arkham Knight in particular goes to uphold the whole "Batman doesn't kill" thing are hilarious.

I mean, you can hit a guy with the Batmobile going at high speeds, something that can tear the corners of buildings, and he'll be sent flying, but not die because he actually only took an electric shock.

Batman doesn't kill.
Batman puts bad guys into traction.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 03 Aug 2017, 16:44
No Man's Sky.

But I also skipped the hype, and just wanted a new Noctis. So far I feel pretty good on that count.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 03 Aug 2017, 18:02
I tried out Rime and I couldn't get into it, now I'm on to Abzu
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 03 Aug 2017, 21:35
Fortnite. So much Fortnite. It's a zombie build and fight game that's currently in early access with free to play release next year. It has a cartoony art style and is a somewhat tounge in cheek look at the apocalypse. The entire game is instanced. You will pick a hero to play and go on missions on instanced maps with three other people or solo if you wish. There's always one main objective to accomplish, plus other side missions and quests you can do. You'll run around at first smashing up everything to get resources to craft with, then have to make a fort to defend against attacks of monsters while the main objective does it's thing. There is also outpost where you make permanent fortifications that you have to defend every so often against the monster. Forts made in missions go away once the mission is done but whatever you build in the outposts stays until it gets destroyed.

It is fairly grindy no doubt about that, but each map is randomly generated so each mission is different in the details. Mostly it's a lot of fun and I find myself playing hours a day.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 04 Aug 2017, 07:43
Domina, damn those pixelated gladiators!

Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: cesium133 on 04 Aug 2017, 07:54
No Man's Sky.

But I also skipped the hype, and just wanted a new Noctis. So far I feel pretty good on that count.
I downloaded it and tried to play it, but it wouldn't run on my computer...
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 04 Aug 2017, 08:12
Well I'd suggest, if you can't get NMS to work, go give Noctis a go.

It's not gonna be a *modern* experience by any means. But I still boot it up every once in a while. Let me see....

https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/8gx8wb/before-no-mans-sky-there-was-noctis

There's a link to help find some versions near the end of the article.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: cesium133 on 11 Aug 2017, 19:26
I downloaded it and got it working in a Windows XP virtual machine. It did take me about 10 minutes to figure out how to walk around in it, though.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 13 Aug 2017, 17:57
Noctis? Yeah it's uh... an experience. I hope that you find some pleasure in it. I know I spent some pleasant evenings, listening to semi-appropriate space-ish music and wandering the mountains and craters, chasing distant lighthouses
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Grognard on 04 Sep 2017, 21:12
The Long Dark has finally released story mode.

*I've only died once*
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 04 Sep 2017, 22:48
But what got you?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 06 Sep 2017, 18:40
DESTINY 2

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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Grognard on 06 Sep 2017, 20:26
But what got you?

a combination of wolf attack and freezing to death.
*don't travel at night*
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: JoeCovenant on 07 Sep 2017, 04:11


Vikings: War of clans (https://plarium.com/en/strategy-games/vikings-war-of-clans/)

Too addictive - Don't play it!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 07 Sep 2017, 04:32
Man, that link. Joe, are they paying you for that?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: JoeCovenant on 07 Sep 2017, 04:35
Man, that link. Joe, are they paying you for that?

Altered!
Thanks for the heads up !  :)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 07 Sep 2017, 04:45
DESTINY 2
Not a valid youtube URL
(click to show/hide)

Yes, I too have been staring at the install button on my Blizzard launcher....
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Torlek on 11 Sep 2017, 19:31
I'm still on the fence about buying it. I really enjoyed the beta and am actually rather in the mood for grinding, but the lack of matchmaking for raids really bothers me because I'd have to go in solo.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 28 Sep 2017, 06:40
After 60+ hours, I am finally getting the hang of EU4.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 28 Sep 2017, 09:19
I finally gave in on Overwatch.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 28 Sep 2017, 15:43
Pyre's on sale, time to pick that up.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: hedgie on 28 Sep 2017, 16:40
I finally gave in on Overwatch.

I need to start playing it more.  It probably doesn't help that I can only run it on my laptop unless I bite the bullet and get a much larger SSD so I can set up a dual-boot.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 30 Sep 2017, 15:44
Seen the trailers for the new Red Dead. Quite excited about it, but is it only for PS4?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 30 Sep 2017, 16:00
Xbone too, but they'd be stupid not to bring it to PC eventually. It can't have escaped the suits' notice that GTAV didn't leave Steam's top sellers list until well into 2017.

Pyre is drop-dead gorgeous, by the way. Wonderful characters too.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Tlaloc on 01 Oct 2017, 02:47
After 60+ hours, I am finally getting the hang of EU4.

I play so much ck2 and I'm nervous about eu4!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: RedWolf4 on 28 Oct 2017, 18:09
Wolfenstein 2, an excellent game with plentiful poignancy, examinations of the nature of tyranny and oppression, and Hatchet slaughter.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: hedgie on 28 Oct 2017, 18:55
Picked up a bunch of old D&D-verse games (2nd edition) on Steam the other night.  Right now I'm playing Icewind Dale, and had forgotten how painful it can be at low-level.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 28 Oct 2017, 19:00
My wife and I are really enjoying The Fracture But Whole.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 29 Oct 2017, 08:11
My latest mini obsession is Crossout. It's a 'free to play' vehicle build and battle game set in the post apocalypse. So basically, a computer 3D version of Car Wars for those that remember. And I loved me the heck out of Car Wars. Still do, though it's hard to find opponents with the game in limbo. I say 'free to play'  because it's a pretty aggressive market for microtransactions. And most of what you can buy is the actual parts and weapons for your vehicles. It does it in a somewhat round about way though. They've got packs you can purchase with a vehicle, coins for use on the market and the like. Some of which are pretty pricey. Or you can buy coins directly from them in various amounts. The market is an in game where you can buy and sell parts  you need or have spare for coins, with the developers taking a small cut.

To get the parts in the first place there's four avenues... The market is easiest if you've got the coin. Playing battles gets you some base line parts, the cheapest and simplest stuff. As you level up you reputation with the six factions they'll give you new parts and finally you can craft them. Basic stuff may take scrap and copper you get from doing the PVP and PVE battles. More advanced stuff requires harder to get materials and/or other vehicle parts... Like you might need some scrap, copper and basic cannons to make a better cannon. But to craft anything but the basic stuff you need to rent space on the faction's workbenches which costs coins. So one way or another, unless you stick to the most basic stuff you're going to need coins from somewhere. You can play match after match and sell the parts you get or craft on the basic workbench to earn pennies, saving up to buy better stuff from the market or time on the workbenchs to build better. But that's the long grind. Or open your wallet.

It pretty much straddles the line for pay to win with two major saving points. The best stuff you can't get until you play and level up, there's no shortcut around that. I've been playing for about two weeks now and have reached a level I can use any gear I think. More importantly the size of the vehicles you can make are limited and go up at level milestones. Or if you buy a vehicle pack with a higher limit. That limits how many parts you can place on a vehicle. And each part has a power rating, added together to the total power of your car. And since players are matched in games by power rating you don't run into seal clubbing insidents where guys with a pickup that has a machine gun bolted to the roof are facing off against custom death machines with cannons and missiles.

The game plays great though. Wait times are short, matches tend to be over relatively fast and building vehicles is both intuitive, creative and fun. I do recommend it, even with the pay to play elements in it. Just know that this is one of the free games where you're probably going to want to spend cash in it. So know what you're getting yourself into.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 29 Oct 2017, 14:47
My wife has really gotten into Nidhogg thanks to a friend and now we have it on Steam
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 29 Oct 2017, 15:31
Quake: Arcane Dimensions, a free modpack for the original Quake. It's a hell of a lot of fun. I spent an hour on the first level alone, but to be fair a solid third of that was wandering around looking for secrets. I haven't had to really focus on an FPS in such a long time, my eyes have started to feel telescopic.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 03 Nov 2017, 12:10
News from blizzcon:

Overwatch: New Hero named Moira. 

WoW: release of WoW Classic servers

also new WoW expansion:

Looks like Horde and Alliance are finally in open warfare!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 03 Nov 2017, 13:58
Well someone has respecced as a Paladin...

Also, why do I get the feeling that its going to Jaina who sparks the war?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 03 Nov 2017, 19:01
Well Kul Tiras shows up in this expansion so probably involved.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 03 Nov 2017, 20:46
And Jaina was the voice on the other video that listed the features of the expansion.

Seems the choices are:
Sylvanas has finally decided to follow in Zombie-Daddy's footsteps and instigated the war.
Alduin has taking a few pages from his dad's playbook, but they're all "How to wage war and annihilate people".
Or Jaina has taken that last step onto the slippery slide into the abyss that is insanity.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 03 Nov 2017, 20:57
The other video they have show that the Horde have taken all of Kalimdor (and I think Danassus is burning?) and the Alliance have the Eastern Kingdoms.  That would mean the Dreanei NE, BE, and undead have all been displaced!

I really wonder if they will be going down the "Jaina is a dreadlord" route and she set up the whole war...or if its over one too many misunderstandings.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 03 Nov 2017, 21:04
Honestly I think its going to be one of those situations where so much crap has gone down these past expansions, not to mention that some of the more stabilising elements on both sides have been killed off and other characters have become darker and more warhawkish that its going to be a case of spontaneous combustion rather than anyone striking a match.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 03 Nov 2017, 21:08
They also never wrapped up certain conflicts.  Like the battle for Gilneas or the invasion into central Kalimdor, etc.  Perhaps this is their way of doing it?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: SubaruStephen on 16 Nov 2017, 20:54
Well, I finally caved in and bought an XboneX last week.... aaaand I'm still playing Tomb Raider on the 360.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Charles012 on 07 Dec 2017, 12:11
Cytus has a significantly more extensive melodic base and an exceptionally extraordinary touch framework that I've never observed for this style of amusement. It's a considerable measure of fun, yet without the plot and heading for Love Live it's not exactly as grasping.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 08 Dec 2017, 07:55
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: JoeCovenant on 08 Dec 2017, 08:32

HOMELAND

is free on Steam just now (24+ hours to go)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 08 Dec 2017, 08:41
World of Conflict and Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag is free from Ubisoft right now.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 10 Dec 2017, 15:17
But only on PC
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 30 Dec 2017, 01:37
I am friggin loving Tooth and Tail!  Seriously, why doesn't this game get more press!

It's pretty much Redwall meets Animal Farm.  Very simple controls too.  You essential are a leader that carries a flag.  You tell your army what to build and where to rally the troops with your flag and try to destroy the enemy's farms before they get yours.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/3o7TKUBZ1CTiGuVEPK/source.gif)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 30 Dec 2017, 02:07
I've read about how, unlike Animal Farm, the game examines the implications of sapient livestock. You have many carnivores in your army and they need to eat.

In Tooth and Tail, you exploit the pigs. In Animal Farm, the pigs exploit you.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 30 Dec 2017, 05:56
Bought Okami for the Xbox One, the second time I've bought it. I'm really looking forward to playing it again, though without the motion controls of the Wii
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: JoeCovenant on 03 Jan 2018, 04:32
I am again playing through "ES: Oblivion!"
Only this time I have finally installed the "Game of the Year" additional content!

(Knights of the Nine, Shiv. Isles, etc)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 03 Jan 2018, 05:04
Shiv. Isles

An expansion where the player fashions knives out of everyday items and stabs people at random.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: JoeCovenant on 03 Jan 2018, 05:12
Shiv. Isles

An expansion where the player fashions knives out of everyday items and stabs people at random.

Hmmm...
I dunno whether to be intrigued, scared, or annoyed by that!  :)

Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 18 Jan 2018, 06:40
Played a bit of Warhammer 40K: Armageddon last night.  The campaign is fun and really illustrates the war with Von Straub being an egotistical idiot and the vainglory commissar attached to your army is a nice way to depict logic vs glory.  The tutorial missions were easy, as were the first few missions against the orks but now the difficulty level has become steep!  Not that its impossible to win or anything, just a challenge.  And the ork AI is very aggressive (who'd have thunk it?!) which is a nice change of pace from other strategy games.  For those not in the know, its a hexagon strategy game in the vain of the old Panzer General games, just with a warhammer 40k setting.

(http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/DaOrks/B.jpg)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: A Duck on 18 Jan 2018, 14:41
I'm playing the open beta for Dragon Ball Fighterz that's on today.

I have a lifelong love for Dragon Ball, but I've never been big on any fighting games other than Smash Bros.

I'm really impressed by this game, though. I've been playing it all day and I'm tempted to drop the financial axe to play it around release time.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 19 Jan 2018, 13:35
I got Fallout 1, Tactics and 2 from Steam.

Fallout 1 is nut-bustingly difficult so far, it really doesn't meet the user in the middle, but I think I'm too used to the newer games. I am getting annihilated at almost every turn.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 19 Jan 2018, 13:49
For a fun run, max out your Luck and see what happens.  I ran into a nuka-cola truck filled with thousands of bottle caps at the very beginning of the game.

As for the game play, its a very different style compared to the new games.  I like to think of it like a current XCOM game but very basic.  I learned to play FO1 by watching a few lets plays which helped me figure out the combat.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 19 Jan 2018, 13:55
Replaced my laptop last week, so I've been playing Fallout 4. Which is fun because it runs smoothly, previously it was just jittery as hell and if I even looked in the general vicinity of Diamond City, the whole thing would slow to a snails pace.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: A Duck on 19 Jan 2018, 14:05
I got Fallout 1, Tactics and 2 from Steam.

Fallout 1 is nut-bustingly difficult so far, it really doesn't meet the user in the middle, but I think I'm too used to the newer games. I am getting annihilated at almost every turn.

Please save often, and keep saves from very far behind from where you are. It's 100% possible to reach a state in Fallout 1 where you are completely boned and don't know it until later.

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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 21 Jan 2018, 00:18
I'm still alive.

Overwatch is still a thing. Not the only thing. But some of my friends play too. It's fun to play with friends. We talk. We bitch. I heal or tank. Mercy/Rein, when I can get it. cuz i can't aim
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Case on 21 Jan 2018, 13:47
I'm still alive.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0e/da/35/0eda35559577956706fa82f51b697287.jpg)

Overwatch is still a thing. Not the only thing. But some of my friends play too. It's fun to play with friends. We talk. We bitch. I heal or tank. Mercy/Rein, when I can get it. cuz i can't aim

I'm very, very tempted ... but I'm a bit reluctant to go back to online gaming (CS-addict, back in the day ...)

Also, I've spent my monthly 'allowance' on AC Origins (It's still "Ubisoft Sandbox" in a way, but all the good things they say about the revamp are true. They took a very long & hard look at Witcher 3 e.g., and while it's not as good as TW3, it's ... pretty good)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 21 Jan 2018, 14:13
Should I get the new Star Wars Battlefront II game?  I know people are pretty divided, mostly from EA's handling of it, but is it a fun/good game to get?  Or should I not waste my money?
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 21 Jan 2018, 16:55
I've heard it's better than the last one, and the single player story mode is alright. I guess ask yourself how much fun you'll have playing the same few maps again and again, that's what it usually boils down to for me
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Jeemy on 26 Jan 2018, 05:06
Should I get the new Star Wars Battlefront II game?  I know people are pretty divided, mostly from EA's handling of it, but is it a fun/good game to get?  Or should I not waste my money?

I played about 30 seconds of BF1 on PS4. Got the Battlefront for PSP as well after reading rave reviews, but never made it past the first few minutes. I read a load of backlash about GF2 about pay-to-play content which they seem to have revised the goalposts for; but as with everything, if you like that kind of thing, its more of the same, but if you are divided there are lots of better things about for PS4/XBone right now which you should maybe consider.

Currently, I've just replayed all the Bioshocks in the Collection on PS4; almost done with BAS2. I loved Burial at Sea first time round, platinumed Infinite on the crazy hard mode, and just played through for enjoyment this time although I am lured by the prospect of improved gameplay if I redo BS1&2 on the crazy hard modes. Also a bit intrigued by the fact I forgot a lot of the plasmids I couldn't afford when I played it 10 years ago or so, and used a new set this time, and could probably get a few more playthroughs with completely different skills and abilities.

I bought a PS move controller years back as it was on a super-cheap deal and its been in the garage awaiting my kids to grow up; but after receiving GT6 for Christmas I found out there is a PS-move driving wheel which I picked up for Ł7.

Not got it set up yet (had one quck race and button config session and it seems like it could be workable) but I *adored* playing GT5 on the big Logitech wheel, pedals and seat kit, all of which I still have in the garage but no hope or space to have it set up again. I am hoping GT6 on the move wheel will be good fun - I can't go back to a DS. I also have GT Sport but will only start that if I have a wheel setup.

Still slogging through the Witcher 3 which has never really grabbed me but as the combat is button-based, I can stream it on the Vita from the PS4 which means I can chip away at it in spare minutes.

I tend to play games to about 50% then shelve them and restart them a few months later. Horizon is platinumbed, Dishonored 2 about 30-50% through, ditto with P5, AC: Black Flag, Fallout 4, FF12, Shadow of Mordor, Killzone 3, Thief, ME2, New Vegas, RDR on 2nd playthrough, the GTA4 expansions, LA Noire, Watch Dogs, MGSV, Bully, Luma, Skyrim, Castlevania.

Completed recently but may go back to for trophies: UC4, FFXV, FC3 & 4, a whole bunch maybe 30-5 games I will likely never go back to.

I would really like to get back through GTAV on PS4 but the stock market seems to be broken and if I can't play through the campaign with decent funds, I won't bother again.

I have about 10 games on the shelf not touched yet: AC:Unity/Origins, Killzone 4, the Telltale Batman, GoT, GTSport, a few others I can't recall.

And I recently got Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which I haven't got into yet, and am a bit loath to do so now I've found out they leave a lot of cliffhangers and the final part might never get made. Very pissed off about The Order also being done like that.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 26 Jan 2018, 15:20
Been playing some more Invisible Inc. Took me a while to get back into it but I'm pulling off daring heists left and right again. The game is outstanding at putting you in situations that are always on the brink of spiraling totally out of control, and riding that crest of chaos is the best way to clear the place out and escape with the maximum number of goodies. Hitting the teleporter exit button with your full team in place just as the cavalry busts down the door behind you and starts shooting is exhilirating, and happens frequently. The only thing better than that is pulling off a last-second escape with every member of your team except the one who couldn't make it in time, who then has to play the cat-and-mouse game with every guard in the facility on red alert while the teleporter recharges. The fact that, with sufficient craftiness, these situations tend to be winnable more often than not is a testament to how finely-tuned the game is.

I haven't played much of the DLC and I still have to finish the extended campaign, so I'm working on that now, but the new characters seem kinda crap. One of the imprisoned agents I picked up came from the DLC, and his greatest utility requires killing people, which I've studiously managed to avoid thus far. The game actually avoids moralising entirely if your methods happen to involve lethal casualties, but you do get punished for it: heart rate monitors will put the facility on alert if a guard is killed, and if you complete the mission, the only consequence is that you get a financial penalty to deal with the repercussions of the dead guards - and destroyed robots too, for whatever reason, but the latter is peanuts.

Somehow, I've managed to get most of the way through the campaign even though the game decided to make an excellent weapon I picked up early on disappear from my inventory at the next mission. I made up for it by making better use of EMPs to unlock safes. Other interactable devices simply stop working when you EMP them, which I found out the hard way when I set off an EMP in the prison hoping that taking out the control console would unlock the cell doors. It did not. Safes, however, simply pop open after being hit with an EMP, which is really convenient when there are three 5-level safes clustered in a room and I can just EMP them all at once instead of breaking into each one the hard way. Given that I have a severe shortage of powerful hacking tools in this campaign, it's exactly what I need.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Sorflakne on 30 Jan 2018, 15:10
Started playing Medieval II Total War with the Stainless Steel mod again.  Currently playing as the Crusader States and the year is 1328.  I successfully subsumed the lands of the Fatimid Caliphate and Seljuk Sultanate, and faced only one jihad, which was successfully defended against thanks to calling a counter-crusade on one of the Islamic factions and getting lucky in diplomacy with the nearest aggressor.  I recently concluded a 60+ years/turns war with the Mongols; the first 30 years or so I captured only two territories from them and was destroying multiple armies per turn that they sent at me thanks to a couple of forts south of the Caspian Sea and a fortress guarding a mountain pass just north of the Persian Gulf.  Second half was marching across their realm and capturing settlements and dropping temporary fortifications for all my field armies, because facing a Mongol army in the open is folly (death by 10000000 arrows).  Lost a few captured settlements and had to backtrack get them back and then had to abandon one to reinforce a fortress, but I finally drove them out about 70 turns into the war.

Now that I had control of the Middle East and most of West Asia, and had a foothold on the Black Sea, I then turned westward, and stabbed the Eastern Roman Empire, my longest standing ally, in the back by launching a massive invasion on their core region.  Captured almost all of Anatolia, Constantinople, the Crimea, and the eastern coast of the Black Sea in one turn, and am poised to march into Hungary once I weather a storm of armies that are marching on Constantinople (I managed to get some newfangled cannon towers built into the city defenses, so holding it should be easy), and frankly, it's a breath of fresh air to finally face off against armies again that aren't composed almost entirely of horse archers and heavy- and light cavalry.  I may delay Hungary for a bit and instead launch another seaborne invasion of Greece; five of its six territories are right on the coast and my spy network shows them all lightly garrisoned, so I could have them all under my control within a single turn.

I do have a save file of this game from right before I invaded the ERE because I want to see them duke it out with England, which has conquered all of France, Northern Spain, NW Italy, and is pushing into the remnants of the Holy Roman Empire.  The ERE itself has also reached the former HRE, and controls Italy outside of the Papal States and England's one territory, has reached the Baltic, and controls the southwestern corner of Russia that isn't held by me or the Novgorodian Rus.  Speaking of the Novgorods, they attacked one of my border fortresses shortly before I invaded the ERE, but they quickly sued for peace (why, I have no idea, since I had what amounted to one army defending my border with them).  And interestingly, Norway has been active this game; they held north Poland for quite awhile before the ERE kicked them out, but they still have a strong hold on Paris and the NW corner of France, and also hold Belgium and Holland  Normally they just sit in their home territory for the most part and Denmark pigeon-holes them, so it's nice seeing a different Scandinavian faction in play.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 30 Jan 2018, 17:57
Got Dragon Ball FighterZ, a lot of fun and the story plays out like an arc on the show. I'm also looking at playing Monster Hunter World
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 30 Jan 2018, 20:01
I'll probably get Monster Hunter World next month, thanks to money and time limits. I'm still on the fence to get it on PC or PS4 though.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Case on 31 Jan 2018, 05:45
I'll probably get Monster Hunter World next month, thanks to money and time limits. I'm still on the fence to get it on PC or PS4 though.

Would you mind posting your impressions? It's on my 'maaaaybe?'-list.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 31 Jan 2018, 08:11
I only played a little bit of it during one of the demo weekends, but my impression then was 'not enough explanation'. I blame that entirely on the demo aspect than the game though. It basically dropped you into a hunt with a fully geared out hunter and no explanation as to what all this stuff you have is/does.  People who have played other MH games probably had no issue on it, but the only one I played was a long long time ago. The games just haven't been out on systems that I own much before now.

The game is gorgeous, the world is very much alive and the weapons and equipment are varied. Story and cut scenes seem nice from watching let's plays... but I'm trying to avoid to much of that since I plan to get it soonish. I play Dauntless which is a simpler, free to play game in the same genre. Well, it will be free to play, it's in early access with founders packs right now. The feel of taking down large behemoths is there, but one bemoaning I have is there are so few options for weapon and gear selection and the worlds are very static. It's basically you in the monster in a large flat area... MHW you fight over varied landscape and where you fight matters. Environmental traps, other creatures getting in on the fight, actually having to track/chase down the monsters. I feel it's more engaging than Dauntless' learn the enemy patterns and understand your attacks game play.

I'll probably wind up getting it on PS4, but I really don't like that I have to get a Playstation Plus membership as well as my internet service to play online.

Anyway, that's very early and limited first impressions. Once I can get it and sink some time into it I'll probably have a better one.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 31 Jan 2018, 11:50
Kingdom Hearts. Specifically the 1.5 HD version. I haven't played this game for probably ten years and it's not as big and long as I remember. Probably because I was so bad at the combat when I was younger so I'm getting through it faster. It's repetitive and cheesy but fun.

I got the PS4 bundle so I'll be able to play the spin off games I've never played before once I finish the first one.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 31 Jan 2018, 15:37
So far Monster Hunter is beautiful, and I love exploring. I'm kind of sad you can't climb everything like in Breath of the Wild. I've only done a few quests/missions but I'm having fun. I've gotta link up with friends to play some more, but I hear right now that's kind of a pain.

I'm new to Monster Hunter so the fighting is a little boring/tedious, it takes awhile to fight/whittle/kill a monster. I don't really like having to sharpen my weapons mid fight cause they've lost their sharpness/aren't dealing as much damage as they should be
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 31 Jan 2018, 19:21
Yeah, if I remember correctly the Monster Hunter games tended to favour certain weapons for various monsters. Blades for the fleshy ones, hammers for the armoured ones and so on.

Also, I think that you need to upgrade the weapons as you go along, because the first weapons you get at the beginning are on the crap end of the scale. You need to target body parts and carve the skin, meat and bones you can. At least that's how it was in the earlier games.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 31 Jan 2018, 19:55
A key point to the monster hunting genre as a whole is the creatures you are going after are incredibly tough. MMO raid boss difficulty or more, generally designed for a team of hunters to tackle.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 31 Jan 2018, 20:37
Oh I know, I remember the first MH on the PS2 and the nightmare of trying to get three other people to go for the same hunter. I still hate wyverns to this day!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 03 Feb 2018, 05:53
I won't play MH, but I did used to get together with friends who'd get their handhelds out to play, and I'd watch. Was fun.

Oh God, Invisible Inc. I kinda can't do it, but it is good.

Also guys halp i installed Warframe and now i'm spending all my gaming time flipping and gliding and being a silly bow ninja halp
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 03 Feb 2018, 08:30
When my friends and I were finally done with Destiny 1 a few of them switched over to Warframe and were happy. I gotta pick it up, only tried the first mission and wasn't into it, cause I've heard that it has improved a lot

One of my main contentions with Monster Hunter World is that I want to play with friends but the game won't let me, mainly cause they didn't do a beta on X1
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Jeemy on 03 Feb 2018, 09:00
Kind of interested in Monster Hunter. I'd never really heard of it. In the old days I used to buy gaming magazines but I felt they spoilt things somewhat as you got previews of games that never ended up being made, or weren't any good, too much info on story-based games, and no surprises.

Downside of never reading media anymore is sometimes you can miss a whole thing!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 03 Feb 2018, 09:48
I like WF quite a bit so far, but it's been built on and built on and tinkered with and had more stuff bolted on for several years now. And many of those things are good, or actual improvements on the original core design!

but it also means there's a few weird holes and a lotta *stuff* going on that can be.... confusing/overwhelming. Not as bad as, say, EVE prior to that one patch where they added an actual tutorial in, but y'know
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: hedgie on 03 Feb 2018, 11:15
Well, EVE *does* have a learning curve worse than even emacs.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 03 Feb 2018, 15:46
I've played Warframe over the years... Not regularly but I'll get in the mood for stretches. My biggest issue with the game is that it seems soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo grindy. Like, way way more than any other game that I've played, including FFXI. As a for instance, I still have not maxed out the level for the assault rifle you start with. After years. I've played with other main weapons occasionally, but it still seems to take several forevers to progress in the game. At least for me, maybe others know tricks I don't know. I assume they do. That and it's really hard for me to gauge what difficulty missions I should be running. The missions indicated what levels the enemies spawn at, but you have so many different levels going into what you can do... Your character's level, the level of the warframe you're using, the levels of your various missions and companion... The disadvantage of having so many systems.

So I picked up Monster Hunter World. Still a fabulously beautiful game. I still need to practice controlling a game with a twin stick controller. At least most of the time the enemies are huge so at least I'm going to hit something.... You probably have too many options, too much stuff and the game doesn't hold your hand much on what might be useful or good. It just kind of throws every weapon and a ton of consumables at you at once then says 'Go here, kill some monsters, have fun.' It's old hat for long time MH players, but some of use are noobs.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 03 Feb 2018, 17:19
>grindier than FFXI

*shudders* I don't know how it used to be, but so far no. but i've mostly been stealth-bow so i get kinda *focused*
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: A Duck on 03 Feb 2018, 18:23
I really want to get my hands on Monster Hunter World. I've been craving a game to sink my metaphorical teeth into like that.

Too bad I'm gonna have to wait for the PC release.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Pilchard123 on 04 Feb 2018, 04:41
I've heard of Dauntless being similar a few times in the last couple of weeks. No idea if it's any good, I've not played it or had much chance to look into it.

https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Dauntless
https://playdauntless.com/
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 04 Feb 2018, 06:45
Dauntless is a good game. It's in the same monster hunting genre, but it is a simpler and more accessible version of it. It's still in closed beta state so you have to purchase a founders pack to play right now, but on release (whenever that is) it will be free to play. The style is much simpler, more Warcraft-cartoonish than the realism of Monster Hunter. There are five weapon types to choose from instead of MH's  16 and the consumables are much more streamlined. None of that makes it a bad game in comparison though, just easier to get into. Think in comparison play Heroes of the Storm vs League of Legends, if you follow MOBA games.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 05 Feb 2018, 05:07
So I saw one of my best friends over the weekend and we burned through the main campaigns of two games and the DLC of one of them. I'll come back to the second one later.

First up - Until Dawn. Spoilers below, if you've not played it.
If you're a fan of horror movies, good or bad, then this game is for you. Take every horror game, novel, TV series and movie and throw them in a blender, staple it together into an episodic adventure that has a handful of Quicktime events to justify calling it a 'game' and you know what Until Dawn is. The idea of the game is to choose whether or not to help a cast of eight characters survive the night by helping them with their decisions. It's got a big 'butterfly effect' thing, which it drills home so many times in the opening credits that it may as well say 'I MEAN LET'S BE HONEST IF YOU'RE PLAYING THIS GAME THEN YOU'RE CLEARLY A MORON SO LET'S GO OVER THIS SHIT A FEW MORE TIMES.'

It is the exact, perfect mix of a great game and a terrible movie, which means that to play it with friends is an absolute blast. We took turns playing it, and had an enormous amount of fun laughing at it, laughing with it, occasionally actually getting scared, and making fun of the truly laughable gameplay-stretching stuff. Here is the way that the game works.
- You need to open the door.
- Press X to activate the QTE.
- Press R2 to grab the handle.
- Push the right analogue stick up, then clockwise to turn the handle.

That's three stages to open a fucking door. What a beautiful joke this fucking game is, it's like a 90s FMV game on 10 discs. I do like that it's lacking in retries; if you kill off a character, they are donion rings, no takesies-backsies. I HATED on the other hand, the 'LAST TIME ON UNTIL DAWN' sections, partially because they're unskippable and partially because they are sometimes flat out wrong (on more than one occasion I saw footage in the 'previously on' which I had not seen when actually playing the earlier scene.)

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It's not a good game. I'm not sure you can really qualify it as a game so much as a choose your adventure novel made digital flesh. But if you're in a party atmosphere, I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 05 Feb 2018, 06:44
My partner and I played Until Dawn together like you described and it is the best way to play it. Good words.

Also "donion rings" is incredibly funny.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 06 Feb 2018, 03:05
Thanks! I stole it from Danny from Game Grumps.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 17 Feb 2018, 11:18
Playing Darkest Dungeon and I have to say its really fun and pretty brutal!  I love how lovecraftian it is too.  Its a dungeon cralwer where you have to manage the party's health sanity and quirks!  The atmosphere an mechanics are very nice so far.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: cesium133 on 25 Feb 2018, 21:14
Downloaded Stellaris over the weekend. I definitely like the game (it's like Civilization in space :roll: ), though I failed horribly at my first attempt at it. Got into a position where I was in a war but I couldn't generate enough materials to build any ships.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 27 Feb 2018, 15:55
people i just finished the Natah quest in Warframe and i'm screaming in revelatory satisfaction because of how it ties in to one of the Synthesis Research vignettes and all the weird holes and gaps of the game that i'm filling in and it's frustrating but also alienating in a good way and argle
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 27 Feb 2018, 15:56
not to go on but AAAAAAAAAAAA


yessssssssssss

that's the goood stuff

i need a cigarette
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Case on 27 Feb 2018, 19:31
people i just finished the Natah quest in Warframe and i'm screaming in revelatory satisfaction because of how it ties in to one of the Synthesis Research vignettes and all the weird holes and gaps of the game that i'm filling in and it's frustrating but also alienating in a good way and argle

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argle
v.

1580s "to argue obstinately," from argue, perhaps by influence of haggle. Reduplicated form argle-bargle (sometimes argy-bargy) "wrangling" is attested from 1872.

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/argle

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Deities   

Great Green Arkleseizure

The Great Green Arkleseizure is the creator of the universe, as claimed by adherents of the faith on planet Viltvodle VI. The Jatravartids of this faith believe that the Universe was sneezed out the Great Green Arkleseizure's nose.

http://hitchhikers.wikia.com/wiki/Great_Green_Arkleseizure
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 27 Feb 2018, 20:36
Vermintide 2 demo is out with the first level of each of the three acts. It's really the same gameplay as the first one but with more. Unlocking sub classes for the characters, new maps, new enemies. Everything that made the original game fun, just more of it. Vermintide itself is basically a reskinned Left 4 Dead game with Warhammer 40k flavoring. And since Valve can't count to 3, there isn't a lot of competition for that style of game. Recommended.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Blue Kitty on 28 Feb 2018, 05:15
Still going strong in Monster Hunter World

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When the monster you’re hunting is limping and whining while desperately trying to run away and is scared for its life, but you still have to kill it
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When the monster you’re hunting is limping and whining while desperately trying to run away and is scared for its life after it’s killed you 40 times
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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: BenRG on 01 Mar 2018, 01:35
FTL - Faster Than Light
It's easy to get sucked into this game and play sector after sector, trying to fine-tune your ship build and equipment. However, beware! There are no save points and fatigue (and costly mistakes) easily creep up on you!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 01 Mar 2018, 06:20
FTL is brutal yet fun!  :-D

There's an age of sail game that I think just came out that is essentially FTL but with sailing ships.  I think its called "Abandon ship" or something.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 01 Mar 2018, 07:34
If you want FTL, you can get it included with a purchase (GOG (https://www.gog.com/game/into_the_breach) or Humble (https://www.humblebundle.com/store/into-the-breach)) of the devs' new game Into the Breach: a turn-based tactics game of mechs vs kaijus. I haven't played it but I heard it's at least as good as FTL. And FTL is pretty damn good.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 01 Mar 2018, 09:49
The other game we played that weekend (I went back on another weekend to play some other games I'll get to) was Resident Evil 7.

If you're strong of nerve or just someone who enjoys survival horror, even if you've not enjoyed previous Resident Evil games, I cannot recommend this game highly enough. We got through the campaign in about eight hours, which isn't too long, but the first four hours were some of the best gaming I've ever seen, before a bit of a slack middle section and then picking up again close to the end.

Supplies are a tiny bit plentiful but we were playing on an easier setting. It's got a lot of the classic American Gothic elements, the hillbilly savages out for your blood, crazy chainsaws, butchery, all that good shit. The game has a bunch of triggered events that are often flat-out terrifying. It's gory, dark and has a twisted sense of humour.

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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 01 Mar 2018, 13:23
I watched Scary Game Squad play through it and it was wonderful (both the game and the playthrough).  I think I've re-watched it a few times.

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I am too much of a scardy cat to play scary games but do like to watch the lets plays.  Have you played Until Dawn Thrillho?  Its about a bunch of teenagers in a private ski lodge and you have to do your best to keep them all alive...until dawn!  Its an homage to slasher flicks and monster movies.  It plays like a choose your own adventure book with some QTEs for the actiony parts.  Its pretty fun to do with a partner or group.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Case on 01 Mar 2018, 19:32
I am too much of a scardy cat to play scary games

Me too. Couldn't get past the beginner's levels of Alien: Isolation. Couldn't even play it for longer than 30mins at a time, truth be told - not for fear-overload, simple exhaustion. It's ... intense. Trouble is that it's a double game of cat & mouse - the Alien is hiding from you same way that you are hiding from it (Not cause it's afraid of you, but because it knows you're smart prey. Or maybe for fun).

First thing you learn is that when you see it, you're either in cover - in a locker, under a gurney, in a ventilation duct, whatever - or you're food. So your ears become your primary sense. Don't know about your pair, but human ears are generally not considered the crowning achievement of mammalian sensory equipment.

You spend a lot of time just listening. It moves, you move. You stop and listen - and you hear it banging about in a ventilation duct somewhere. You start to walk a little faster. You stop and listen again - and you hear nothing. There's few things scarier than not hearing the goddamn' thing banging about. Two out of three times, not hearing it means it's out of range. One out of three, it's either smelled you, or is doing the Alien version of a 'crazy Ivan' - just waiting a few seconds and then it doubles back, quadruple-time. Or it's figured you out and is already sneaking up on you from behind. Or it's went up a ventilation shaft that you have to pass and is waiting for you to work up the guts to walk past ...

So actually, the best method of preventing it from stalking you is stalking it - that way you at least know where it is. Its sense of vision isn't that good, methinks (like most Terran predators, it's less good than a human at interpreting still visuals, so standing still is a good tac), but nonetheless: Stalking an alien is ... intense. You get a gun quite early in the game, but that's little use other than for pissing it off. You get a flamethrower later on, but until then, there's nothing you can do except not being seen. Nothing. The sense of vulnerability is so overwhelming that I found it hard to keep playing more than half an hour. Simply stresses me out so much.

And don't get me started about the friggin' motion detector! It's an additional stressor all by itself. On the one hand, the additional info (besides your ears) is handy. On the other, it has some hefty drawbacks: It has a tiny, tiny range and it's not easy to interpret ... it's not like a radar. And it's loud. If you whip out the MD anywhere close to the alien, last thing you'll see is a green dot bearing down on you fast. So you're always thinking "Can I risk a peek on the MD?". They've made even a helpful tool into yet another stressor.

And it learns your strategies. If your preferred method of evasion is hiding in lockers, it starts taking more of an interest in lockers - up to the point were it'll always find you when you hide in a locker. So you've got to vary your evasion strategies, on the fly, using whatever is around you at the time, preferably while stalking it, because that way, you at least know where the goddamn' thing is.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 01 Mar 2018, 20:40
I watched markiplier play Alien: Isolation while at my old job around christmas.  It was a government building, so since it was near the holidays it was a ghost town with lots of dark corridors and funky sounding vents. When I had to go to the rare person in the building to help with their computer, it made it creepy since I was pulled away from a scary game where you go down dark corridors in search of a computer terminal with bumping sounds in the vents.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Thrillho on 02 Mar 2018, 09:19
Have you played Until Dawn Thrillho?  Its about a bunch of teenagers in a private ski lodge and you have to do your best to keep them all alive...until dawn!  Its an homage to slasher flicks and monster movies.  It plays like a choose your own adventure book with some QTEs for the actiony parts.  Its pretty fun to do with a partner or group.

So I saw one of my best friends over the weekend and we burned through the main campaigns of two games and the DLC of one of them. I'll come back to the second one later.

First up - Until Dawn. Spoilers below, if you've not played it.
If you're a fan of horror movies, good or bad, then this game is for you. Take every horror game, novel, TV series and movie and throw them in a blender, staple it together into an episodic adventure that has a handful of Quicktime events to justify calling it a 'game' and you know what Until Dawn is. The idea of the game is to choose whether or not to help a cast of eight characters survive the night by helping them with their decisions. It's got a big 'butterfly effect' thing, which it drills home so many times in the opening credits that it may as well say 'I MEAN LET'S BE HONEST IF YOU'RE PLAYING THIS GAME THEN YOU'RE CLEARLY A MORON SO LET'S GO OVER THIS SHIT A FEW MORE TIMES.'

It is the exact, perfect mix of a great game and a terrible movie, which means that to play it with friends is an absolute blast. We took turns playing it, and had an enormous amount of fun laughing at it, laughing with it, occasionally actually getting scared, and making fun of the truly laughable gameplay-stretching stuff. Here is the way that the game works.
- You need to open the door.
- Press X to activate the QTE.
- Press R2 to grab the handle.
- Push the right analogue stick up, then clockwise to turn the handle.

That's three stages to open a fucking door. What a beautiful joke this fucking game is, it's like a 90s FMV game on 10 discs. I do like that it's lacking in retries; if you kill off a character, they are donion rings, no takesies-backsies. I HATED on the other hand, the 'LAST TIME ON UNTIL DAWN' sections, partially because they're unskippable and partially because they are sometimes flat out wrong (on more than one occasion I saw footage in the 'previously on' which I had not seen when actually playing the earlier scene.)

(click to show/hide)

It's not a good game. I'm not sure you can really qualify it as a game so much as a choose your adventure novel made digital flesh. But if you're in a party atmosphere, I cannot recommend it highly enough.

 :-D
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 02 Mar 2018, 14:49
I'm fifty hours into Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, and I've just got done saying the name.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 02 Mar 2018, 14:58
@Thrillho: The weird thing is I totally remember reading that but for some reason thought it was a different forum member who wrote it or that it was probably from a different forum.  :-D
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 03 Mar 2018, 00:14
That's a very good way of describing it, Case. Especially how you inevitably start hunting it just so you know where the damned thing is, even though you'd *really* like to not be that close, please. Me and Evvy used to tagteam it together, until we couldn't stand it any more.

What was funny to me is how slap-happy, how giddy we'd get after a while. Desperately stuffed under a table as it skulked past, watching its deadly tail just drag and slither past. We decided there needed to be a game mode where your goal was to boop it on the tail, just lean out of your hidey hole and boop!

anyway it was a damned neat experience, but you bet we never finished
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Post by: BenRG on 03 Mar 2018, 00:51
The worst level in Alien: Isolation is the hospital level when the game design and environment and the bug start tag-teaming you, pushing you into areas with only one exit and the Alien is ahead of you. At least, once you have the shotgun and a decent level of ammo you can at least hope to fight the Working Joes (so long as they don't swarm you). However, the Alien can hit you from all six possible directions and it seems to know how to trap you!
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 07 Mar 2018, 18:36
God help me, I figured out how to work the basics of the Captura mode in Warframe

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Post by: Neko_Ali on 07 Mar 2018, 19:49
That's a very pretty Warframe.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 07 Mar 2018, 22:09
Thank you! My poor Mag was so ugly for so long. And that's not always bad! But I was happy to finally hit on a color scheme that I'm really grooving on right now.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Stryc9Fuego on 12 Mar 2018, 11:23
I am so glad that Subnautica has been fully released. I envy anyone who gets to play it blind because there are so many bits and pieces of the game that I've seeen built from scratch, but finally getting to FINISH the game after all this time? It feels SO GOOD. Literal tears.

Also, it's one of those great games that has scary bits in it even though it's not inherently a scary game. To me, scary bits in an otherwise NON-horror game are SO MUCH SCARIER than scary bits in a horror game. It's like, what's scarier? The zombie dogs in R.E., or the Wallmasters in Legend of Zelda? One you kinda expect, the other just comes out of nowhere the first time you see it.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 19 Mar 2018, 17:06
I'm playing Dead Cells. It's quite a sneakily compulsive roguelike, and it's got a lot of difficulty levels. I beat the final boss and thought 'Alright, I guess for higher difficulties I'm going to have to grind out a lot of upgrades, and that's not worth it so I'm not going to.'

Three attempts later I beat the final boss on the next higher difficulty.

'Alright,' I think, 'the two cell difficulty is definitely ridiculous, almost everything one-shots me and it's too frustrating to make any progress, I'm not having fun any more so I quit.'

One more attempt and I beat the final boss again. I don't know whether to be proud or disappointed.
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Post by: Stryc9Fuego on 20 Mar 2018, 05:47
I'd say be proud. Also pleased. It sounds like it's a real difficulty curve. Nobody wants a sheer, unsurmountable steel wall for a difficulty curve (except the lunatics who play the various Souls games, or Getting Over it, but those freaks are just ridiculous).
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Post by: LTK on 20 Mar 2018, 10:27
Souls freak here. I've played Dark Souls 3 to death and I can name dozens of games objectively more difficult than it. Getting Over It is one of them, but Dead Cells is probably about on par.

The thing is, the difficulty curve is pretty much a sheer steel wall that you have two ways of overcoming. You can walk around it, i.e. ignore all the enemies and run straight through the level, or build a staircase out of equipment upgrades that give you additional attack power and damage resistance, which takes a long time and is kinda boring. Previously, I did the bravely-running-away thing because it's simply the most effective way of succeeding: engaging enemies is a risk of losing health and a chance to gain blue cells and gold, both of which are rather useless to your immediate success, so it's better to not take the risk. Then I got to the final boss and found that he wasn't that much more difficult than before, even though all the other enemies were much more effective at killing me.

Then I went another difficulty level up and this is where it gets truly ridiculous. Running away is too good a strategy so they countered that by making it the only strategy. Now there are multiple enemies that can shoot through walls stuffed throughout the initial level and they each do enough damage to one-shot you. You cannot stand still for more than a second or you'll get shot and die. You cannot stop and engage an enemy or you'll get shot and die. You can pause just long enough to loot items but that's it.

This is not the kind of difficulty I enjoy. It's serial escalation: just add more enemies that do more damage and require more hits to kill while you're forced to keep up with the arms race by grinding more and more upgrade points. I prefer it when games take something away to make it more difficult, and to be fair, Dead Cells does: you get fewer opportunities to replenish your health in higher difficulties. But then they combine that with the ridiculously hard-hitting enemies and it just shoots way too far in the other direction. Even the progression through a single game has elements of that: you're encouraged to seek out upgrade scrolls that increase your health and damage, the more the better. But at no point does the game offer fewer of these; you just get more ways to get higher stats.

One of the reasons I like Dark Souls so much is the opportunities it gives you for negative challenges. Like, I can defeat this boss if I summon help, but could I do it alone? Or on a much lower level than normal? Or with unconventional weaponry? There isn't really room for customisation like that in Dead Cells, because you're at the mercy of the random weapons the game gives you (and there's no way to shrink the pool) and the upgrade system means you're expected to become substantially more powerful before you even have a chance of killing the final boss. It feels like the game's incentives are all wrong.

Don't misunderstand me, the game is still very good, just structured in a way that isn't how I like. I do this a lot: play a game to death until I can peel away every layer of game mechanics and identify how it could be better. That I'm motivated to do this for Dead Cells at all instead of just deciding it isn't for me is a testament to how solid the basic gameplay loop is.
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Post by: Stryc9Fuego on 21 Mar 2018, 07:51
That is a very detailed and concise description of how it feels to play that game. It's much more useful information than what a lot of people would post in a game review, which is usually about the cosmetics of the experience. It has definitely influenced my decision on whether or not to buy ([NOT], by the way. I'm more for Survival Sandbox games lately).

I think it would be a good idea to put that as a Steam review if you haven't made one already.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 21 Mar 2018, 08:53
Well, you know, Early Access, product not final, YMMV, etc. Steam reviews are a bit 'shouting into the void' so I don't usually bother with them unless there aren't very many of them or I'm trying to spotlight a game for people on my friends list. Plus, I have Dead Cells on GOG which makes the potential review audience even smaller.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: NovemberX on 21 Mar 2018, 17:23
Been re-playing Fallout 4 lately, this time emphasizing building settlements.

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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 21 Mar 2018, 20:42
Playing HoI4 again. Trying to win WW2 in 1936 as France is tooough.  :cry:

Its the ultimate puzzle for me.
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Post by: osaka on 22 Mar 2018, 16:03
Played through Bayonetta 2 and then started NieR:Automata. I can't help comparing the latter to the former despite being only similar in the base mechanics of the combat system - Bayonetta being a spectacled affair of slashing through angels and demons while NieR is an ARPG for the most part.

Also I've been told that NieR:Automata will make me highly depressed so there's that to expect.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Case on 23 Mar 2018, 09:51
I am so glad that Subnautica has been fully released. I envy anyone who gets to play it blind because there are so many bits and pieces of the game that I've seeen built from scratch, but finally getting to FINISH the game after all this time? It feels SO GOOD. Literal tears.

Also, it's one of those great games that has scary bits in it even though it's not inherently a scary game. To me, scary bits in an otherwise NON-horror game are SO MUCH SCARIER than scary bits in a horror game. It's like, what's scarier? The zombie dogs in R.E., or the Wallmasters in Legend of Zelda? One you kinda expect, the other just comes out of nowhere the first time you see it.

Oh you Hellspawn, why did I listen to youARGHBLARGHURGHLLLLLLLH!!!

Bought it yesternight @0:00, played 3-4hours straight, now again 2-3hours, decided to take break because my butt and back are hurting something fierce and first thing do after shutting it down is googling "subnautica, where to place my first base?"  :-\
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Post by: LeeC on 23 Mar 2018, 18:32
Holy shitsnacks! Doki Doki Litature Club was amazing!  I saw a bit of references for it on imgur, saw it on steam (its free) but I am not into anime visual novels so never took much interest in it until my favorite youtubers (Jesse Cox and Dodger) played it together.  Just wow.  Its a psychological horror game with the facade of being a harem anime visual novel game.  It can be very disturbing.  It kind of scared/fucked up my wife after watching it.  I on the other hand just loved the concept and amazed at the execution.

Be aware though, there is a lot of disturbing images relating to self harm in the game.  :psyduck:
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Post by: LeeC on 13 Apr 2018, 18:00
Anyone else play Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock?

I picked it up on Steam a few days ago.  It has a decent campaign so far (its colonial fleet campaign only). I really like the turn based approach to fleet management.  Real time (like Battlefleet Gothic: Armada) can be a bit much to manage at times when there is so much happening on screen.  The story takes place during the first cylon war and you are the commander.  You will have to play politics with the colonies, try not to upset Admiral Cain, while also fighting off the cylon armada. It can be pretty brutal at times (I picked up the DLC which grants more ships but it gives the cylons an anti fighter gunboat that murders my OP viper IIs) as your fleets try to squeak by and protect everyone.

My only real complaint, and I guess it is a conceptional one, is that there doesn't seem to be any torpedo/bomber class of fighter which means you pretty much only have vipers and the occasional raptor.  I guess I am spoiled as they do exist in other sci-fi WW2 carrier style fleets like in Star Wars or Wing Commander.  Don't get me wrong, the Vipers are great but it I feel like having a dedicated anti-ship fighter just makes sense. Perhaps it didn't exist in the show so they didn't bother, but it would have added to the game play with fighter/bomber management (protecting bombers, intercepting enemy bombers, etc).

(https://i.imgur.com/kVXbOPN.gif)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 21 Apr 2018, 21:26
Ugh, still rolling the boulder up the hill in HoI4 by trying to get France to beat Germany in 1936 only for it to roll back down and have to start again.  I can form the Little Entente sure, but after the war they wont let me take all the German lands (needed for an achievement).  Whats worse is the newest DLC not only gives the French Communist rebels more lands and takes more troops away from you, but also constantly throws bullshit political issues like draft dodgers, army mutinies, factory strikes, etc, that just kill your manpower, organization, or military production.  It also doesn't help that your military machine is short 20k guns at the beginning of a two front war (fighting the Germans along the Maginot and the French Commune in Brittany).  I can form the Entente but not call them in the war which will make Germany pull troops off the line to cover a potential Czech invasion but by then, If I didn't grab and hold enough German territory to increase my factory count, then I might as well call them in. See second sentence above!

This DLC just made it tougher.  Especially since the French Commune rebels are well stocked with weapons as soon as they spawn! MERDE!  :psyduck:
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Post by: Welu on 25 Apr 2018, 11:15
I played the Detroit Become Human demo and holy shit. I wasn't really following this game but my brother recommended the demo and it felt so big and intense. I dunno if the full game could maintain the same feeling throughout but based on the demo, the interface is a lot smoother than Heavy Rain and it looks amazing.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Case on 26 Apr 2018, 06:40
Ugh, still rolling the boulder up the hill in HoI4 by trying to get France to beat Germany in 1936 only for it to roll back down and have to start again.  I can form the Little Entente sure, but after the war they wont let me take all the German lands (needed for an achievement). 
[...]
I can form the Entente but not call them in the war which will make Germany pull troops off the line to cover a potential Czech invasion but by then, If I didn't grab and hold enough German territory to increase my factory count, then I might as well call them in. See second sentence above!


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_Wacht_am_Rhein

:angel:
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 29 Apr 2018, 00:36
Warframe receded, for now. Overwatch continues. Taking more videos.

JYDGE is pretty good.
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Post by: LTK on 29 Apr 2018, 04:32
You think so? I played a few missions and it didn't really click with me. I'm not averse to score-chasing but when the earliest missions introduce a mechanic you can't unlock until far further into the game, and your continued progress requires you to replay missions you've already done but harder, it doesn't sit right with me.

I'm playing a lot of Gwent because they have a limited time challenge going and I'm a sucker for that, even though I find that I don't have nearly as much fun with it as other card games. They announced a complete overhaul of the game's systems which I'm optimistic about, but that's gonna take six months so I'll probably drop the game until then. But first I need those 50 wins.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 29 Apr 2018, 09:48
It's a game that boots up with hilariously low loading time, relatively simple mechanics, a decent cohesion of aesthetics to support its concept, quick matches with easy gameplay exit points, and the way they implemented difficulty changes the levels (and encourages trying other toys you've unlocked with the challenges) enough that I'm fairly for it, yeah. It's not a deep experience, and I haven't unlocked the last couple levels yet, but apparently I sometimes want a very competently crafted and designed popcorn game that lets me snarl "Y YM THY LYW"
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Post by: Trebane on 02 May 2018, 02:46
I've been playing Slay the Spire too much, VERY addicting game.

I just got KOTOR 2 on steam , I played through one back in university but never got to play the sequel , goodbye bank holiday weekend.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 02 May 2018, 11:01
2 is to be enjoyed!

um.

you may have to get some unofficial patches, though, if you aren't already aware. Game's a bit notorious for being unfinished when launched, with cut/unfinished content hidden away in the files from where they ran out of time.
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Post by: Trebane on 03 May 2018, 00:24
I was not aware thanks for letting me know.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 03 May 2018, 02:15
You can totally play without it! just uh. well,  you'll see. there's a game with an ending there. just... look you do what you need to do. i don't want to spoil things. maybe even consider playing it 'as is' the first time. i dunno.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 01 Jun 2018, 11:51
Cultist Simulator just came out, and it's pretty good so far.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 03 Jun 2018, 12:44
I tried the Hunting Simulator cause it was free and I did not like it. It was like GTA without anything that makes it GTA. I don't even know why I was so interested in trying it in the first place
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 03 Jun 2018, 13:09
sometimes one gets a fever for something. sorry it didn't work out, sport hunting games can be fun! Or they can really, really not be.
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Post by: Mimecon on 21 Jun 2018, 07:37
PUBG
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: JoeCovenant on 22 Jun 2018, 00:45
After owning it for many years, and never playing it because I got Oblivion first...

I finally installed Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (GotY edition)
I'm sure, in its day, it was pretty damned groovy...

But it seems really clunky after how (relatively) smooth Oblivion was, especially the combat.
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Post by: Castlerook on 22 Jun 2018, 01:48
To be fair, Morrowind is nearly 16 years old. Its engine isn't really up to much any more, especially because since Morrowind's release, we've had Oblivion and Skyrim. Even with mods, its hard to get Morrowind to a point where it can compete against the more recent entries.

However, I did like Morrowind, a lot. Which is why I'm still excited about Skywind, which is seeking to recreate Morrowind using the Skyrim engine. Technically its a mod, but a mod the size of a full game.
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Post by: JoeCovenant on 22 Jun 2018, 02:47
To be fair, Morrowind is nearly 16 years old. Its engine isn't really up to much any more, especially because since Morrowind's release, we've had Oblivion and Skyrim. Even with mods, its hard to get Morrowind to a point where it can compete against the more recent entries.

However, I did like Morrowind, a lot. Which is why I'm still excited about Skywind, which is seeking to recreate Morrowind using the Skyrim engine. Technically its a mod, but a mod the size of a full game.

Yeah,
I do wish I had installed it when I first got it, but I came to it late and Oblivion was out within months of me getting it!
I've heard of Skywind, (And Morroblivion!) but haven't looked into mods too much (I do have Oblivion for the PC but I generally XBOX1 stuff...

Gonna drag myself through Morrowind though, if not just to be able to say I did! :)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: JoeCovenant on 02 Jul 2018, 01:38
Dunno where I saw it, but someone of my acquaintance, somewhere, mentioned Doki-Doki Literature Club to me.
Being naturally curious, I had a look.

And ended up running through the whole thing until 04:45...
(Maybe the best time to play it actually!)

It has its flaws, but for what it is, certainly an atmospheric 'game'.


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Post by: Blue Kitty on 02 Jul 2018, 06:45
Started playing Vampyr from DONTNOD. People say the story is good, but I'm having trouble getting into it cause the fight mechanics are so clunky
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 02 Jul 2018, 07:44
Dunno where I saw it, but someone of my acquaintance, somewhere, mentioned Doki-Doki Literature Club to me.
Being naturally curious, I had a look.

And ended up running through the whole thing until 04:45...
(Maybe the best time to play it actually!)

It has its flaws, but for what it is, certainly an atmospheric 'game'.

I didn't find it unnerving but my wife found it utterly disturbing.
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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 02 Jul 2018, 08:32
Been playing Bio Inc Redemption. Its fun, kinda like the old Pandemic game from years back, only now instead of the planet, you can either save or kill a patient by treating their illness or by infecting them with new symptoms.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 02 Jul 2018, 10:30
Dunno where I saw it, but someone of my acquaintance, somewhere, mentioned Doki-Doki Literature Club to me.
Being naturally curious, I had a look.

And ended up running through the whole thing until 04:45...
(Maybe the best time to play it actually!)

It has its flaws, but for what it is, certainly an atmospheric 'game'.

I am apparently in the minority that hated it. I suffered through all that anime bullshit to find out what the point of the game was, and then, surprise! Horrible things happen for no reason! And we're so meta, you can mess with the file system and affect the game! Oh, but not too much, we're only railroading you into making exactly the changes we want. What a waste of time.

Anyway, I've been playing last year's Prey, or to give it a more apt name, NeuroShock. It's a masterfully made immersive sim that does almost everything right. I've been having a blast just exploring the space station and trying to get into places I'm not 'supposed' to, using tools and skills in unorthodox ways, all of which the game is wonderfully receptive to. I would have been satisfied had the game just been that, but the story is very captivating as well, the narrative and gameplay are very well meshed, and the protagonist's motivations very closely mirror the player's. It starts with the same old amnesia story but your character is important and has a history, which makes them much more interesting than the usual blank slate outsider protagonist. I think Prey will be remembered as fondly as System Shock is now, in due time.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 02 Jul 2018, 13:38
My free time for computer gaming is fairly limited lately... But I have taken up the table top habit, playing 5e D&D twice a week with my room mate's group. It feels good to break out the dice again. But now I'm starting to get the itch to DM myself....
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: hedgie on 02 Jul 2018, 15:30
The last time I got the urge to DM a game, I spent over three years making maps and writing hundreds of pages of lore and mechanics (within D&D 2nd ed), and was never able to get a regular group together.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 02 Jul 2018, 16:38
Hehe...  Yeah, I'm in world designing mode at the moment. I don't know when or who I would run a campaign for. My room mate has 2 campaigns going because she's crazy. I don't know if we could squeeze a third campaign in. Though we are apparently approaching the conclusion of the long running plot in the Thursday game, so I don't know if it'll be continuing after that. The only thing I worry about is my style is pretty narrative. So I really need people who commit to the game and will show up regularly. But with this group people are dropping in and out all the time. There is about half that's there every week. And another half that is there as work and life permits. So whoever runs has to account for the party size fluctuating from week to week. I'm kind of tempted to try and find a group on Roll20 or something. Though I still have a fair bit of world building yet before it's in a real state for play. I need to at least get major people, places and events defined and on paper... or document.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 02 Jul 2018, 16:58
I was going to GM a campaign using Mutants and Masterminds, until the group imploded.
So even though there's no campaign, its still quite relaxing to do that worldbuilding. Fun too.
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Post by: hedgie on 02 Jul 2018, 17:44
Neko, my old[1] gaming group had one main DM,[2] but others in the group sometimes ran their own.  There were some players that I was to anxious to try to run my homebrew with which is why I tried and failed to run with others.  I had originally envisioned a main campaign area as consisting of expies of essentially Europe, North Africa, and the Mid East, basically because it'd take too much time to build cultures based further east, south, or west.  My latest idea for a world would be a tidally locked planet[3] where all civilisation (known to all players save *some* dwarves) is in the "twilight band", so I could just use stuff I've already written to fill that area, and then just rip off "Darksun" and "Ravenloft" for the light and dark sides respectively.  Were I to actually run a game, I'd take the "easy" route of just running Planscape AD&D 2nd ed (with some 1st ed and 2.5 in), and making shit about strange planes up on the fly.

[1] Exclusively for a while, then I split time with a Vampire LARP that I quickly became an ST on.  Both groups met on Friday and Saturday nights for different games (I think I was in 6 total) that I had to juggle between work and girlfriend obligations.

[2] Not by design, he just had his shit together more often than the others.

[3] Probably by current Pathfinder rules.  less clunky than the other systems I know, and I don't have to learn much new stuff.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 02 Jul 2018, 18:53
Well, the games I'm playing in are 5e D&D. I'm liking the system quite a bit. I do still have most of my 3.5 D&D and other d20 settings, as well as Pathfinder and I just picked up Starfinder too. Also my old Hero System and Shadowrun, two of my favorite games/settings. A bunch of other, less well known games as well. I could certainly run a game for just about any setting or theme I can think of. :)

The world I'm plotting out could work for either D&D or Pathfinder, but working vaugely from 5e rules. More high magic than most settings though, plus magical powered technology, similar to Eberron. In fact, I plan to borrow liberally from the universal stuff from D&D, Eberron and a little Spelljammer. An ancient world that's been through many wars, seen empires rise and fall. The High and Dark elves have retreated to their kingdoms on the moons, leaving the lesser beings to crawl in the dirt below. Githyanki Astral Pirates strike without warning at at airships and remote outposts. The Savage Races are on the rise again, making travel outside of large caravans or airship dangerous, and threatening smaller villages and towns. Rumors of the necromantic army of Sekhaat to the South gaining numbers, leading the people of Yvaine and Krelland to worry that war will be coming soon. And in the hidden areas and old ruins the Dragon Cult plots the return of their Tyrant Queen, Tiamat. A lot of options for a plucky, upcoming group of mercenaries and adventures to earn some coin and maybe a name for themselves in the pages of history.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: hedgie on 02 Jul 2018, 19:17
Awesome stuff!  The only game I'm involved in now is a Pathfinder game, where the cleric just decided to take a hiatus.  I'm playing the only other caster, who thankfully, is a witch so she can heal well enough to be the group's main healer, as well as performing a support role.  Unfortunately, she's young and impulsive (Wis 9), but the social and knowledge skill monkey due to having a redeemed imp with the sage archetype as a familiar.  Right now, we're fighting some nasties (the last game had to break up at midnight at the end of one round), and I'm stuck doing all the "magic stuff".  Thankfully, the GM ruled that using poison wasn't evil if something had a natural attack with it (like the imp), so all the baddies we left living are now paralysed for a while. 

When it comes to actually running a game, I'm way too fucking anxious to do so alone, and even if the responsibility was shared, (like a ST council), I'd fear that I'd get shouted down for doing the logical thing.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 02 Jul 2018, 19:23
Getting ready to run a Star Wars campaign for the new system that I barely know. Cuz my friends are wanting to get it together, but I also kinda want to GM and I definitely don't want to play a game my brother is running again, so swooped in there and volunteered.

Though it should be fun too, even with my ulterior motives. was comparing notes with him last night about what he ran this group through before, so I know what I can and cannot steal outright from things for a campaign. wish me luck
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: JoeCovenant on 03 Jul 2018, 00:35
Dunno where I saw it, but someone of my acquaintance, somewhere, mentioned Doki-Doki Literature Club to me.
Being naturally curious, I had a look.

And ended up running through the whole thing until 04:45...
(Maybe the best time to play it actually!)

It has its flaws, but for what it is, certainly an atmospheric 'game'.

I am apparently in the minority that hated it. I suffered through all that anime bullshit to find out what the point of the game was, and then, surprise! Horrible things happen for no reason! And we're so meta, you can mess with the file system and affect the game! Oh, but not too much, we're only railroading you into making exactly the changes we want. What a waste of time.


That was really my biggest gripe about it.
How on rails it actually is.
It seemed clear to me from the first 5 mins what the 'drama' in the game was going to be, but the way it played out (albeit scripted more than by choice) was different enough for me to 'like' it.

(Reminded me somehow of the old ZX SPectrum game "ID" - great first run through, and maybe want to play it again just to see if you get the same vibe.)

But messing with the file system, pretty unique, no? :)
And I think re-plays can give differing outcomes depending on how you manage those files..??!!
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 03 Jul 2018, 03:52
But messing with the file system, pretty unique, no? :)

Not really. Undertale did it, OneShot did it, and I know I've seen the mechanic in other games that I can't remember the name of. If a game pulls that trick on me now it better do something really impressive with it. On the second playthrough I thought "So what happens if I delete every character except Sayori?" Well, the game just puts them back. It had its chance to impress me there, but failed miserably.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: JoeCovenant on 04 Jul 2018, 00:36
But messing with the file system, pretty unique, no? :)

Not really. Undertale did it, OneShot did it...

Never heard of those.. so unique to me, anyway! :)

(And two titles to look out now!)
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 04 Jul 2018, 11:25
Undertale is apparently a game that is best played as unspoiled as possible, I hear. I've not played it myself.
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Post by: pecoros7 on 05 Jul 2018, 00:53
But messing with the file system, pretty unique, no? :)

Not really. Undertale did it, OneShot did it...

Never heard of those.. so unique to me, anyway! :)

(And two titles to look out now!)

Undertale doesn't play with the file system, but it does get "meta". That's all I can say without spoiling it. It does a much better job throwing you for a loop than Doki Doki. Doki Doki didn't shock me because user tags on steam and content warnings give away the nature of the twist even if they don't give away the twist itself. That said, I would NOT have wanted to play it without those content warnings. When the initial twist happens, it is powerful and shocking. The big plot reveal near the end was much more... meh.

The spoiler here is real. Content warnings and all that.
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Post by: JoeCovenant on 05 Jul 2018, 02:30
But messing with the file system, pretty unique, no? :)

Not really. Undertale did it, OneShot did it...

Never heard of those.. so unique to me, anyway! :)

(And two titles to look out now!)

Undertale doesn't play with the file system, but it does get "meta". That's all I can say without spoiling it. It does a much better job throwing you for a loop than Doki Doki. Doki Doki didn't shock me because user tags on steam and content warnings give away the nature of the twist even if they don't give away the twist itself. That said, I would NOT have wanted to play it without those content warnings. When the initial twist happens, it is powerful and shocking. The big plot reveal near the end was much more... meh.

The spoiler here is real. Content warnings and all that.
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Considering Yuri: (same spoiler warnings as above!)
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 08 Jul 2018, 00:01
So while I've been enjoying Overwatch's 8-man deathmatch mode, primarily as Doomfist, quite a bit...

lately i've been wanting something a little more single player and chill. gang, i've gotten back into Minecraft.

damnit
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 08 Jul 2018, 00:03
don't get it twisted, i bought it years and years ago, long before it was sold to Microsoft. every few years I poke about it again for a bit.

but i'm no good at it, and i never get far, as these things go. I've never been to any of the other worlds, never made a grand monument, never even realized until today that pressure plates can trigger things without a redstone line (not that i ever bothered making redstone machines anyway, what few times i ever found redstone).
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 08 Jul 2018, 00:12
But I have my fun. Exploring and 'taming' cave spaces with torches. meandering about whatever region is 'mine' and seeing what was generated. naming the occasional natural feature (right now there's something I've tentatively dubbed 'Mount Llama' because it's a mountain that vaguely looks like a llama from the angles I usually approach it, and has llamas living near it, and also there's a natural lavafall out of its butt). Planting and burning down copses of trees.

There's a village i never bother with nearby my little patch (named Graceland since I was humming Paul Simon's song about where I was going one night cycle as I ran away to it from the monsters), built a basic 'road' to it just because. Got an *extremely* basic subsistence wheat-growing operation. Finally got a couple cattle and sheep in a big, simple pen. made my first cake. Gotta figure out how to tame the nearby horses, llamas, chickens, pigs.

One day ought to make a more interesting home, other than a glorified hidey-hole+tunnel system (Lower Graceland). Though I do work and sleep on a precarious dirt bridge I built over a deadly chasm down below, under the river. With a few flowers planted for color. That's always fun to think about, if I dwell on it for any length of time.
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Post by: LTK on 08 Jul 2018, 12:47
(right now there's something I've tentatively dubbed 'Mount Llama' because it's a mountain that vaguely looks like a llama from the angles I usually approach it, and has llamas living near it, and also there's a natural lavafall out of its butt)

We require screenshots!
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 09 Jul 2018, 13:38
Do you play it modded, much?
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Post by: JoeCovenant on 10 Jul 2018, 17:58

I've been playing Minecraft a lot over the last wee while.
Espec. with the aquatic update.

Created a large aquarium for a score or so tropical fish...
Also getting very frustrated with the glitchy treasure maps.

(And now that I sussed the quick way to defeat the Ocean temples, they don't seem so horrendous)

But it keeps pulling me back in.

(Just tried a pokemon mod - but it was huge.. and turned out to be bloody awful)
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 10 Jul 2018, 18:59
no i don't usually bother with mods until i play 'enough' of the core experience. and i never play long enough to do that, so....

I figured out how to take screenshots. I've gotta look through them later and figure out how to put them on the internet. I guess probably my twitter account would work...
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Post by: Case on 10 Jul 2018, 20:47
I figured out how to take screenshots. I've gotta look through them later and figure out how to put them on the internet. I guess probably my twitter account would work...

Imgur is your friend (https://imgur.com/upload).
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 11 Jul 2018, 16:07
Started Perception this evening.

Its a first person survival horror game, where you play as a young woman called Cassie. Now, Cassie has a problem. Its not the fact that she's trapped in a haunted mansion and hunted by something called the Presence. No, Cassie's problem is that she's blind. Yes, that means that as you play, the screen is black. However, Cassie is able to tap her cane and use a sort of echolocation to navigate the mansion.

The game plays a lot like Amnesia, in that the protagonist is being hunted by something they can't fight back against, so they have to hide, be stealthy and be smarter. That said, if Cassie uses her cane too much too often, the Presence will detect her and kill her, meaning that you have to be wary about what you do and how you use the cane. As you can imagine, sound plays a vital part in the game, so water dripping from a tap might illuminate part of a room and so on. Cassie also has a phone that she can use to take photos and send them to an operator who can describe what's in the image.

Its an interesting game and certainly unique enough to stand out in the survival horror market.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Welu on 11 Jul 2018, 16:59
Finished first play of Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. I thought I'd go in for the second play right away but nope. Need to play anything else. I enjoyed the game but it's very repetitive. Even with the new graphics and voice acting, it feels like a handheld game that's to be picked up and done in small goes at a time. I put fifty-two hours in.

I think I'm gonna play Okami next.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 11 Jul 2018, 17:41
Jesus Rook. I can't play Amnesia or those kinds of games, really, let alone something with that extra curve ball.

It's interesting, I'll grant. What's your personal level on it, though?

Okami, that the one with the paintbrush wolf?
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 11 Jul 2018, 19:18
All these recent articles on Hallow Knight really wanna make me boot it up and play it
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Post by: Castlerook on 12 Jul 2018, 03:59
Jesus Rook. I can't play Amnesia or those kinds of games, really, let alone something with that extra curve ball.

It's interesting, I'll grant. What's your personal level on it, though?

Okami, that the one with the paintbrush wolf?

I like the concept, and so far it has been well executed. Plus I get to feel like Daredevil. Which is always a bonus.

The only problem I'm having so far is that you need a very powerful computer to play it. Even on the lowest settings, I'm getting that jittering from it being just powerful enough to play. I mean, it works, but I might upgrade to a more powerful rig before I get it a proper try.
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Post by: hedgie on 12 Jul 2018, 10:14
From what I've seen, that game looks amazing.  I'll have to pick up a copy via Steam.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 13 Jul 2018, 00:46
Alright, got an imgur account. let's see here...

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This link (https://imgur.com/a/jyS1xrG) should be the album with what few pictures I've taken. Only about 16 in total, showing off my meager homestead of Graceland (and living quarters/workshop of Lower Graceland).

Right now exploring and mining a small cave system in a mountain next to home base. Think I'm gonna put a shed on top that connects down to Lower Graceland, and a pasture for all the llamas and pigs and cattle, instead of walking them down to my current pasture.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 13 Jul 2018, 04:17
Got an embarrassingly-rough passage dug from the Upper Pasture to the river, opening out in a couple useful places. Next time maybe I'll connect it to Lower Graceland proper. Maybe. Compass helps but *man* I get lost underground.

Added a few more pictures, mostly from the Upper Pasture during construction. it looks a little different now. But more importantly, look at this awesome little thing.

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Not sure if it's a Great A'tuin or a Great AT-AT. Either way I love it and am making careful sure I don't dig into it.
Also you can see my first floating island I've found on this world! Definitely gonna ring that sucker in gold if I ever find enough of it.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 13 Jul 2018, 04:21
okay you can't *really* see it, at least not enough to know what it is if uh, you're not me and already know what it is. here.

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And a little high view of my tiny kingdom by the river
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Post by: LTK on 13 Jul 2018, 04:22
I like your unconventional use of building materials. A wooden door in an iron frame with a cake to fill the gap, lovely!

Also, I keep forgetting how the game's vanilla textures look like ripe ass. On a completely unrelated note, I've been working with the Dokucraft community continuation project (https://dokucraft.co.uk/), which makes Minecraft much easier on the eyes, and has a ton of additional features to boot! Here are some of the custom block models I created for the pack:

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Post by: de_la_Nae on 13 Jul 2018, 04:25
Thank you! I'm afraid it's all pretty haphazard, and catch as one can. I don't have the desire or the ability to pull off the impressive stuff that I see other people like my little cousin make. But it's a nice game to let my whims carry me where they will for a bit, without too much worry.

And oh, I don't want to play with mods yet but those *are* some pretty textures.
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Post by: LTK on 13 Jul 2018, 04:41
The additional functions use Optifine (http://optifine.net) which is not actually a gameplay mod but more of a graphical optimisation suite. It only changes the game's appearance, and it adds features like making glass (and other) blocks seamlessly connect to each other, creating multiple random variations of mobs like creepers and zombies, but also ore blocks, flowers and mushrooms. It also has options for increasing the height of the cloud layer, drastically increasing the render distance, and adding anti-aliasing. Even if you decide not to use a texture pack, it's worth installing Optifine for the performance improvements, as it has benefits on both low-end and high-end hardware.
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Post by: LTK on 13 Jul 2018, 04:57
In non-Minecraft-related news, I've been playing A Hat in Time, which is an absolutely delightful 3D platformer heavily inspired by Mario 64. It's a joy to play, irresistably charming, laugh-out-loud funny, and just generally does everything right. It's really impressive, I recommend you get it from the Humble Monthly if you have a heart and like nice things.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 13 Jul 2018, 11:21
I was just coming to say that. I've been missing platformers like it for a while now, and I'm so happy I got it. I sat and played it for hours when I bought it, with the stupidest grin on my face.
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Post by: Welu on 18 Jul 2018, 11:36
Okami, that the one with the paintbrush wolf?

Yep. I've had it on my To Play list for years and finally got round to it and I'm loving it a lot. I'm playing the remaster on PS4 and it took a bit of finicking to get used to the brush but it didn't take long. My only real issue is the voices. It's the same little grunt samples over and over and during some scenes it's not skippable so during the longer ones it gets really tiresome to hear the same couple noises. I've got more used to it as the game goes on but a little more variety would help a lot.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 18 Jul 2018, 15:42
I've got it again on the X1, I originally played it on Wii and it was a pain to make a straight line with that controller
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Post by: Castlerook on 24 Jul 2018, 17:36
Playing Middle Earth: Shadow of War.

Its not a bad game, but it doesn't exactly set the world alight. It doesn't really add that much that wasn't in the first game. You still play as the Batman of Middle Earth, I mean, Talion the Ranger who was murdered at the Black Gate and found himself tied to the spirit of Celebrimbor (you know, the Elf who made the Rings). You still have wraith powers that mean you can't die and you still have to find an Orc captain, kill him and move onto the next, occasionally doing missions in between. The only real difference is that you can now recruit those same captains and form your own army to steal forts from Sauron's control. And some Captains might betray you, others might save you at the last second but really there's nothing that pops.

That said, the Shame mechanic introduced in the game offers a sort of perverse curiosity. When you've defeated a Captain, you can usually do one of three things - 1) just kill them by continuing the fight, 2) get information from them, 3) recruit them into your army. At a certain point, you learn to Shame the Orcs, stripping them of several levels. But this comes with a downside, do it enough and you might break their mind or maake them deranged. In the case of the latter, becoming deranged actually boosts their level and makes them harder to fight.

But that's about it.

Look, Shadow of War is a good game to pick up in a sale, but its not a game that I would pay full price for.

(Edit - Also, you're looking at around 90-115gb, so yeah. A whole lot of nothing, really)
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 25 Jul 2018, 14:57
And also has just had (soon will have?) all of the microtransactions stripped out. Jim Sterling is usually a bit in-your-face for my tastes, but he has a point when he says that their reasoning is smells like "the thing we put in to unbalance the game in favour of making you spend money unbalanced the game in favour of making you spend money, oh dear, what a pity" and then laughing all the way to the bank.
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Post by: Castlerook on 25 Jul 2018, 15:27
Ah, I never knew about the microtransactions, so that's a lucky escape.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 26 Jul 2018, 10:38
Yeah, you could buy orcs in lootboxes war chests.

https://www.pcgamer.com/middle-earth-shadow-of-war-is-ditching-loot-boxes/
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 01 Aug 2018, 10:22
I've been playing the pre-expansion content that is being released every week for WOW before the x-pac BFA comes out.  I have been playing both Horde and Alliance to get both sides of the story.  I would pretty much sum it up in one way.

(https://i.imgur.com/XBXIkOP.jpg)
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Post by: hedgie on 01 Aug 2018, 11:04
Lok'tar Ogar!
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Post by: Castlerook on 01 Aug 2018, 11:28
Blizzard seem to be resetting the Horde to their moustache twirling villainy of the first Warcraft game.

Excuse me while I shake my head.

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Post by: LeeC on 01 Aug 2018, 12:21
From what I can tell, there will be a splintering of the horde.  I just hope this isn't Garrosh 2.0  :roll:
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Post by: Castlerook on 01 Aug 2018, 12:32
Well they've certainly ramped up Sylvanas' evilness and dog-kicking.

My guess is,
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Also, picked up the exclusive mount for this week.
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Post by: LeeC on 01 Aug 2018, 13:13
I like the armored hippogrif (sp?). And I agree with your spoiler.  If not leader then at least rallying point.

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Horde side of the quest does make it seem like Sylvannas just wants to protect the Horde by keeping a monopoly of azurite and preventing the alliance from having access that may threaten the horde in the future.  Burning a world tree and taking a bit of pleasure in it? Seems a bit evil.  Not to mention all the civilians that were living there.
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 01 Aug 2018, 22:11
I am really not happy about the direction they are going in. There was promises that this was going to be a 'morally grey' story with no clear good and bad guys... and this is how it launched. Sylvanas was always bad, but she had nuance and reasoning. After the death of Arthas she's been getting steadily worse. I've always loved her character and I was hoping that becoming Warchief would be a chance to turn around this downward slide. Instead she's falling right into the Garrosh pit and become a cartoon supervilliain. As a long time Horde supporter, I'm defecting until/unless there is some sort of rebellion quest line later. I just can't be part of that Horde. Certainly not again. As a long time Sylvanas fan... I'm just sad. Her Warbringers video for me just destroyed her character. There's no coming back for me and I just feel sad when I think about her now. All the options they could have gone with, this is what they chose. And no matter how they try to explain it away it's just going to feel weak. Or perhaps worse, they won't and say 'Nope, she's 110% evil, enjoy your new Warchief raid boss'.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 02 Aug 2018, 06:00
I'm finally done with Destiny 2 until Forsaken comes out, the Solstice of Heroes is some kind of bullshit, so I'm finally getting Okami started
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Post by: Castlerook on 02 Aug 2018, 13:12
I am really not happy about the direction they are going in. There was promises that this was going to be a 'morally grey' story with no clear good and bad guys... and this is how it launched. Sylvanas was always bad, but she had nuance and reasoning. After the death of Arthas she's been getting steadily worse. I've always loved her character and I was hoping that becoming Warchief would be a chance to turn around this downward slide. Instead she's falling right into the Garrosh pit and become a cartoon supervilliain. As a long time Horde supporter, I'm defecting until/unless there is some sort of rebellion quest line later. I just can't be part of that Horde. Certainly not again. As a long time Sylvanas fan... I'm just sad. Her Warbringers video for me just destroyed her character. There's no coming back for me and I just feel sad when I think about her now. All the options they could have gone with, this is what they chose. And no matter how they try to explain it away it's just going to feel weak. Or perhaps worse, they won't and say 'Nope, she's 110% evil, enjoy your new Warchief raid boss'.

I've seen one theory that states that because Sylvanas was a banshee, her soul is invariably tied to Arthas as the Lich King. With his death, the link was broken and now Sylvanas or what's left of her soul has been unravelling since the end of Wrath.

I've also seen another theory that this expansion is going to be the one where Jaina's fate will finally be determined. Will she redeem herself and find some measure of peace, or will she become as bad as Sylvanas and Garrosh before her.
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Post by: LeeC on 02 Aug 2018, 17:16
edit: ha! found it

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I know this is going to splinter some of the horde players. The only thing I can think of that will make this even remotely "morally grey" is if Genn Greymane does some horrific shit to the horde people in Undercity/Silvermoon. Genn is the poster boy for "Alliance are assholes" when it comes to horde players.

Here's a horde fan (a favorite youtuber of mine in general) theory-crafting whats going to happen next.  I kind of hope he's right in some respect.
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/291484358?t= (https://www.twitch.tv/videos/291484358?t=)
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Post by: LeeC on 03 Aug 2018, 07:25
Looks like Saurfang feels the same way we do.

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Post by: Neko_Ali on 03 Aug 2018, 07:54
At least there is some hope for the Horde. #SaurfangForWarchief. This still leaves the problem of Sylvanas devolving into an unlikable cartoon villain. And I have strong fears Jaina has been heading the same way since Theramore. I really don't want this to be the expansion that destroys my favorite characters.
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Post by: Castlerook on 03 Aug 2018, 08:06
It'll only be cartoon villainy when Sylvanas threatens to steal the ozone layer....
.....
That'll be the last raid, won't it? Sylvanas will try to destroy the Ozone layer and it'll be up to a group of teen heroes (read player characters) to save the day.

Seriously though, it just feels like Blizzard are building up characters only to destroy them later on. Just when Varian and Vol'jin both go through major character development, they get killed off. Thrall has become incompetent. Honestly, I'd be more angry if they made him Warchief again over what they're doing to Sylvanas and Jaina. And don't get me started on those two warhawks.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 03 Aug 2018, 11:02
Thrall incompetent? I mean I guess he was making Garrosh warchief, but not when he made Vol'jin warchief. Thrall was pretty decent warcheif during the first 3 iterations of the game.  He's impotent now with his shaman abilities.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 03 Aug 2018, 11:09
Okay, maybe not incompetent, but definitely undeserving of the title of Warchief now, considering he's turned away from that responsibility a couple of times or in lieu of something else.

Really, Saurfang is probably the only one in a position to take the title now.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 03 Aug 2018, 12:51
Bain?

I think Saurfang could rouse Thrall from his funk, but who knows. I would be surprised if Saurfang gets Warchief status but right now he looks like he's on track to become it.
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Post by: Castlerook on 03 Aug 2018, 12:59
Too young and too much of a background character.

And Gallywix would be laughed out of the room.
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 04 Aug 2018, 21:18
That's really the thing, isn't it... There just are no more real leader characters in the Horde. I don't see Thrall returning, and he wouldn't be the same person if he did. Among all the leaders of the Horde past and present, the only ones with the worth and honor to be Warchief are Cairne and Vol'jin. Lor'Themar barely seems like a character. I can't think of a single distinguishing aspect of him other than 'they guy that Kel'thas left in charge'. Gallywix, of course not. He shouldn't even be in the Horde. If Bain gets some character development, then maybe. Otherwise he's just 'Cairne's inexperienced son'. There is no leader for the Orcs or Trolls right now. Garrosh and Sylvanas are drinking from the evil juice. It's just... I don't see where we can go from here. Unless Sylvanas pulls out some 11th hour about face that reveals she was playing some Xanathos level game that only the Loa knew about or Bain seriously steps up  don't see who's left to lead the Horde. As much as I love Saurfang... They guy is really old, and tired. He's outlived most everyone he knows including his son. Asking him to be Warchief would be unfair. Heck, at this point, put Zappyboi in charge. He literally can't do worse and he seems to have a decent head on his shoulders, if not armor.

The Alliance might have had corruption within, but their leaders have always been good, and noble. Even Marty Stue Varian Wrynn was a good leader, if a little aggressive when it came to orcs. But given his backstory that's kind of understandable. And he really did develop into a good character near the end. The other Alliance leaders, possibly excepting Gelbin Mekkatorque... Yeah, I'd follow them. Even as a Horde member. I plan to main my Alliance Mage this time around. She's always been a 'middle of the road' kind of person who doesn't fall into the faction trap. She's more a resident of Dallaran anyway. Once I finish my rep grind I'm going to move my Horde priest over as a Void Elf I think.... Run a back ground that she's a Blood Elf who defected after Teldrasil.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 05 Aug 2018, 09:20
I normally run my Goat Paladin for my main going into a new expansion, but having come back to the game, she feels kind of meh. In fact, all my maxed characters feel meh right now.

Except my Warrior. Who has left a swathe of bloody corpses along Darkshore in a frenzied rampage of destruction...

[SingSongVoice]Guess I know who I'll be using![/SingSongVoice]
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 05 Aug 2018, 10:24
I have a lot I want to say but maybe I'll try to keep it short.

As a Horde player from beta to Cataclysm, where I finally put it down, but kept up a bit, I can't help but notice a drastic turn in how the games were written. And I didn't like it.

I didn't like how Blizzard-Activision started putting major story/plot elements outside of the game, in videos and comics that they then failed to translate in any meaningful way into the game from these supplementary materials. Varian Wrynn's WHOLE DEAL was fucking confusing until someone explained to me COMICS. Especially since I could still remember some of the original quests and stuff regarding the conspiracy around his kidnapping.

I didn't like that they introduced a whole slave-gladiator thing for Wrynn to be understandably bitter about, without having any such thing in game.

I didn't like Garrosh. How he went from an almost-nothing mopey character to a worse Grommash like a switch was flipped. Maybe that would have been telegraphed better, going into Wrath of the Lich King if I'd read the supplementary material, but I was already paying for a subscription to a game.

I didn't like how they set up the Night Elves to be the Alliance equivalent of the Forsaken, but never actually followed through in any meaningful way to that.

I didn't like how they set up aspirations for us "beast" people, then threw them away on stupid shit over and over. While not, I noticed, doing that hardly at all to the "right"-looking people.


Like look the Forsaken were always on the edge, the Apothecaries were there from the beginning after all. But they were never the only thing among the Forsaken. And that played out pretty well at the Wrathgate.

They made Thrall an idiot, they murdered Cairne with their idiot edgelord who they turned into an idiot edgelord, they wasted Vol'jin, I can't type enough about Garrosh, and y'know it's not like all of these decisions were *bad* in and of themselves, but I'm not blind, I see trends.

And now they try to make up for it by bringing back Saurfang, who should've been allowed to go like 4 expansions ago. Bah.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 05 Aug 2018, 10:30
y'know what *I* wanted to happen, in Legion?

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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 06 Aug 2018, 10:00
A friend has read the accompanying novella and gave me the gist of the latter half, which I will put in a spoiler.
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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LeeC on 07 Aug 2018, 06:46
A friend has read the accompanying novella and gave me the gist of the latter half, which I will put in a spoiler.
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Nah, I know what happens. If you care to be spoiled I'll put it in the spoiler

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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 07 Aug 2018, 07:41
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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Castlerook on 08 Aug 2018, 12:04
Completed the Siege of Lorderon scenario.

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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 09 Aug 2018, 08:21
So ummm.... Apparently Jaina's received a bit of a power upgrade according to the latest in game videos.... Not only is she super cool (no pun), but this also amuses me for the sake of my human mage's story.... She's had a huge crush on Jaina since they first met waaaaaay back in the young levels. Which is uncharacteristic for her. But Jaina has always been that... unobtainable dream, the impossible goal I could never be good enough for. But hey, my character is the Archmage of the Tirisgarde now right? Same as every other mage character. I'm hobnobbing with kings and queens on a first name basis.... Oh look, here comes Jaina and *jawdrop*. Okay... I'm still not on her level.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: hedgie on 09 Aug 2018, 13:30
Every time WoW has a new expansion, I've thought about resubbing… until now.  I could learn to deal with my holy pally stuck in melee, or having to smite as a disc priest, but screwing half the player base *again* like this is really too much.  I'm not the sort who would ever play Alliance, and if I did start up again, I'd go with the evil thing and stop ignoring alliance players who weren't in my way.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Tova on 09 Aug 2018, 16:13
Completed the Siege of Lorderon scenario.

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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 09 Aug 2018, 21:52
Completed the Siege of Lorderon scenario.

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Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: Neko_Ali on 11 Aug 2018, 19:12
So, a new game that just came out and is freaking awesome is Dead Cells. Described as a Metroidvania Roguelike game. You travel through side scrolling beat em up style combat, collecting power ups, beating tougher and tougher enemies, unlocking secret areas and new ways to travel... Until you die. But death is not the end. You are reborn back at the start... Most of the things you gathered are gone, but there are things that you permanently unlock and keep through all your deaths. And you find that the map changes every time. How much further can you go with this life?

It is a simple game, but very smooth and responsive controls. It's enough of a rush to keep you playing, seeing how far you can push it, then trying again. It's gotten pretty great reviews so... Highly recommended.
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 12 Aug 2018, 11:43
Oh yeah, it's definitely on the list.

Speaking of lists, I am a fool and have started playing Dark Souls again.

not the remaster, mind you. the old "Prepare to Die" PC port that Steam doesn't sell any more
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: de_la_Nae on 12 Aug 2018, 11:44
there are a *lot* more people playing that still than you'd think, too
Title: Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
Post by: LTK on 12 Aug 2018, 12:50
Speaking of lists, I am a fool and have started playing Dark Souls again.

I was also a fool and have been playing Dark Souls 3 again. It took a few weeks for me to remember why I stopped playing it in the first place.