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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #800 on: 11 Jan 2017, 05:06 »

world of tanks.
world of warships.
World of Tanks.
WORLD OF TANKS..

itz my obs3ss10n....
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #801 on: 15 Jan 2017, 08:45 »

World of Warcrack has sucked me in again.  :roll:
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #802 on: 15 Jan 2017, 10:19 »

See you next spring.
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #803 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)
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #804 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.
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #805 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.
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #806 on: 17 Jan 2017, 09:56 »

The Long Dark.
altho even CANADA does have some summertime.  I've managed 200 days, and it is still 'deepest Winter'.
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #807 on: 18 Jan 2017, 12:16 »

Anyone here played Grim Dawn? Thoughts?
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #808 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.
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #809 on: 18 Jan 2017, 05:53 »

Interesting, thanks.
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