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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1400 on: 12 Jul 2020, 16:03 »

Well, if we're talking about being/feeling old, I've been playing a game of Anno 1602 lately. I've been running it in a WinXP VM and just paying attention five minutes at a time over the course of a few weeks. The AIs are programmed to mimic what the human player does, so when I ignore the game the AI just sits there doing nothing. It's a rather convenient way of playing, because you can build up a ton of money just by running a small surplus. One side effect is the game offers you a statue to build for every hour that your people stay happy. The statues are a waste of space, so I don't bother building them. The AI, on the other hand...

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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1401 on: 13 Jul 2020, 01:27 »

Anno 1602 was my first game. A while ago, as a promotion for Anno 1800, Ubisoft had it for free - same game, but no separate VM necessary. Though I still do have one, as well as an old machine that's still running XP, to play it form my original disk.

I think I'll get back to it, after I finish Kingdom Come: Deliverance.
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1402 on: 13 Jul 2020, 11:48 »

One side effect is the game offers you a statue to build for every hour that your people stay happy. The statues are a waste of space, so I don't bother building them. The AI, on the other hand...
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We need to start tearing down those statues.

I'll go get an angry mob.
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1403 on: 13 Jul 2020, 12:31 »

Donít worry, I sent the artillery.
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1404 on: 13 Jul 2020, 13:51 »

I threw 20Ä at EA some time ago. Luckily, it was over Steam, and a share went to Petroglyph. Yes, I went down Nostalgia Road, and got C&C and RA Remastered. And that's basically what it is: Nostalgia. They amped up the engine and graphics, but everything else basically is what it was 25 years ago. ... Aaaand I just made myself feel old.

Also, I preordered Horizon: Zero Dawn for PC, and I'm hyped. I've seen most of the game on Twitch, but I still want to play it myself, it's just such a good story IMHO.

Oh shit! Are Red Alert and Red Alert 2 available in Windows 10 compatible versions? When I last looked I couldn't find any.
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1405 on: 14 Jul 2020, 01:48 »

Oh shit! Are Red Alert and Red Alert 2 available in Windows 10 compatible versions? When I last looked I couldn't find any.

Well, Red Alert 1, alongside its predecessor as the C&C Remastered bundle. RA2? Not that I know of.
But one of the upsides: they got the creator of the original soundtrack, Frank Klepacki, to remaster the soundtrack.
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1406 on: 21 Jul 2020, 11:40 »

Might have to buy the shit out of that. Great soundtrack.

I just played the whole of Last of Us 2 in three days. What an overlong but largely great maudlin slog that is!
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1407 on: 21 Jul 2020, 19:18 »

I just finished Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the 2nd time. Downloaded Hollow Knight for the Switch yesterday. Played for about 30 mins, got my *ss handed to me several times. I'd better start looking for some upgrades :D
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1408 on: 23 Jul 2020, 17:39 »

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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1409 on: 23 Jul 2020, 17:46 »

Tomorrow when I get some computer time expect lengthy discourse on The Last of Us 2 and Resident Evils 5 and 3make.
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1410 on: 24 Jul 2020, 15:02 »

SO

If any of you follow me on Twitter, you've already seen a lot of this anyway.

I visited a friend of mine recently, and our tradition these days is that we basically grind through a game's complete campaign together. Or if we're real lucky, more than one!

CW: Violence

We did The Last of Us 2, then Resident Evil 3 Remake, then most of Resident Evil 5.

RE3 and TLOU2 are still quite new so I'll put my thoughts in spoilers. I will not be being remotely careful, so please be advised that spoiler stuff will be in there.

The Last of Us 2
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Resident Evil 3 Remake
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I'll be back to talk about RE5 later.
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1411 on: 24 Jul 2020, 15:13 »

Resident Evil 3 Remake

Myself and two friends discuss how RE3R did fail somewhat compared to RE2R, especially how the early hub just felt too small and how Nemesis didn't really feel like a challenge.
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1412 on: 03 Aug 2020, 12:23 »

So I installed "Mechanicus" from steam and played the tutorial mission this morning.

Its pretty interesting.

The Plot: You are the leader of a Mechanicus ship sent to a planet where another mechanicus team went missing. You and you're delightful crew explore and find Necrons. Now its a race against time to salvage as much tech and information as possible before all the Necrons wake up. Honestly the crew is pretty cool so far. You have the religious fundie that recites scripture and he hates heretical technology, you have the curious analyst that wants to study everything even if she shouldn't, The commander of the troops that cares for her skittari soldiers, and a few other colorful character that supports your protagonist.

The game mechanics: Its very interesting. You view everything from your ship through a star wars style 3D holomap of a dungeon. If you've ever played "Darkest Dungeon" its very similar. You put together a team of troops (cannon fodder) and tech priests (they do everything else)  and you go room to room just like Darkest Dungeons. Some rooms have enemies, some have treasures, some have decisions you have to make, and some are just empty. You explore the ruins/tombs and fight necrons. Combat is a lot like the original Fallout games from the 90s. Every soldier rolls initiative and fights in turn. You move the unit around the map, click on the weapon you want to use and select the target. At the end of the turn everyone re-rolls initiative and the new turn starts. You can also collect and use command points during combat which allows you to do an extra action, fire a special gun, or move further. You collect command points by defeating enemies, loosing troops, or from collecting data on the battlefield. Its not really like XCOM at all (no cover mechanic that I can see). Tech priests (and maybe troops?) also are customizable and level up from experience and can be kitted out as you like from collecting in game currency.

I've only played the tutorial so far but its very intriguing. I am kind of surprised they went with the old Fallout 90s style combat as opposed to say the fast paces xcom combat style. Honestly its more strategic RPG (Like Fallout or Darkest Dungeons) than tactical squad game (as far as I can tell). I like it.
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