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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1200 on: 07 Feb 2019, 11:25 »

Some friends and I have been playing the RE2 remake. Its fun, certainly lives up to the nostalgia of the original and definitely ramps up the horror.

I do feel like Leon constantly seems to be on the verge of crying.
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1201 on: 09 Feb 2019, 02:46 »

Apex Legends, the new battle royale game that just came out from the Titanfall developers and EA, sucks.

There is a good game there. If server stabilization can be reached, and EA stops EA-ing all over the place (improbable), it might even become a great game. And I'm not saying don't play it, I'm still gonna play it some more. But on release, it sucks.

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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1202 on: 09 Feb 2019, 02:51 »

Its stability sucks, its tutorial sucks, its technical achievement sucks, its ability training sucks, its opening cinematic sucks, its art design is okay but not quite where it needs to be, its map is fine, its mechanics are fine *when they work*, its movement mostly is good, it feels a little too all over the place and doesn't quite come together, but there's enough there that I *want* it to be better.

Edit: Its communication system mostly works. Not the actual 'talk into a mic' system that sucks, but its in-game contextual button-press 'ping' mostly works and thankfully sidesteps some of its other problems. Somewhat.

Edit again: credit where it's due, squad recovery mechanic is good
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1203 on: 09 Feb 2019, 16:58 »

You are the first one I've heard talk about it in less than glowing praise. To hear everyone else speak, it's the second coming of BR games. Well, I'll still give it a try... I normally don't like that style of game, but it does look interesting, and it's free to play, so nothing lost if I hate it than a little time.
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1204 on: 09 Feb 2019, 19:57 »

To be fair I don't have the patience for fucking up first impressions and tutorials like I used to have, so probably doesn't help. Especially with trying that frustratingly fucked up star wars battlefront 2/4 last month

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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1205 on: 10 Feb 2019, 18:13 »

Day 2 of Apex Legends.

Ahem.

I HATE THIS GAME I HATE THIS GAME I HATE THIS GAME

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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1206 on: 11 Feb 2019, 06:29 »

update: there for a blessed stretch in the ass-end of the night, it worked... not 'well' but it at least didn't keep booting me back to title screen

it confirmed that, when it more-or-less works for more than ten minutes at a time, it's a fun (if heavily flawed) game. even won a match just now. but boy howdy, slowdowns are preferable to kicks, but stability is preferable to both y'know?

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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1207 on: 11 Feb 2019, 07:11 »

A free-to-play battle royale shooter published by EA? Is there a meme that's the opposite of that pro wrestling guy getting steadily more impressed by a thing? Because that's pretty much how that combination of words makes me feel. At this point, for me to want to throw myself at a wall of other players all trying to be the best at shooting each other, there'd have to be something very compelling on offer, and I'm not seeing it. I saw it in Titanfall, but still, EA.

Anyway, I've been playing Cultist Simulator. It's an excellent game, just obtuse enough to feel like you're uncovering forbidden knowledge and just accessible enough that you're spurred on to continue. It has such narrative strength that I could tell you the stories of the three characters I've played so far, directly from memory, including their motivations, beliefs and fears as they manifested from my own exploration of the game.

With my third character, I just spent what must have been an in-game month singlemindedly piecing occult lore together, translating books from Latin, Greek, Aramaic and Sanskrit, cross-referencing and reinterpreting, until I finally learned a word that could drive someone insane on the spot if I spoke it to them. I'm almost certain something terrible will happen when I try to use it. I can't wait!
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1208 on: 11 Feb 2019, 09:17 »

you forgot one, it's also a hero game, since they all have different abilities.

cultist simulator is goooooooood

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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1209 on: 11 Feb 2019, 11:29 »

I have been playing a bunch of Spacelords lately. It's a team hero based third person shooter with an interesting PvE/PvP set up. There are a series of missions to accomplish that put together make a campaign. Right now there are four episodes and an intro scenario. As you finish one part the next part opens. Over the lifetime of the game they introduced new campaigns and characters, with more coming. It was originally called Raiders of the Broken Planet and you bought each episode, but it struggled to find footing and enough people playing, so late last year they re-branded to Spacelords and made it free to play with a cash shop to buy skins and gold which you can earn in game to unlock things like new characters. Characters are also level locked, so you must be so big before you can unlock each new person. Which is a little annoying if you need to hit like, level 30 to play the character you really want.

What sets the game apart is the Antagonist system, turning the game from pure PVE, your team against NPCs to a 4v1 PVP setup. Players can choose to queue up as an Antagonist and try to stop the Raiders from completing their mission. It's the same characters available, but you do get assistance from the enemy NPCs and unlike the Raiders, you get unlimited respawns. Raiders get a certain number of respawns per mission, and once they have run out their shuttle goes to reload and they have to try to survive until it comes back. If all four raiders die before the shuttle returns, or if certain mission based things happen the Raiders fail. If playing a mission with an Antagonist they get more respawns, but again, the Antagonist gets unlimited spawns, so they keep coming back no matter what. They want to make the Raiders fail so they can get the antagonist rewards.

It's pretty fun, colorful and full of action. The characters and story are seriously over the top, punk/edgelord aesthetic in a very tongue in cheek way. It's not safe for work, but I love the absurdity of it and the voice actors do a good job selling it in the best gonzo B-movie fashion. Matches tend to run about 15-25 minutes in length, which I feel is pretty good. And there are enough people that wait times are kept down to a few minutes most times of day. Which I find pretty acceptable.

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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1210 on: 11 Feb 2019, 11:32 »

ShitshitShit - I'm missing the lunar New Year Sale on Steam because my stupid rig decided right now is the best time to go tits-up.

Does anyone have any experience with the Steam-app on Android? Don't want to end up getting my account hacked.

Also:I probably need 16Gb of DDR3 Ram to fix the rig - any recommendations what to look for? (brands, specs etc)
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1211 on: 11 Feb 2019, 11:57 »


I haven't actually bought my new RAM yet so Y'KNOW. but from what I remember from back in the day, this video seems legit

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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1212 on: 11 Feb 2019, 11:57 »

also VERY INTERESTING game to read about. i might have to push my squad to give it a try, Neko

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« Reply #1213 on: 11 Feb 2019, 12:30 »

ShitshitShit - I'm missing the lunar New Year Sale on Steam because my stupid rig decided right now is the best time to go tits-up.

Does anyone have any experience with the Steam-app on Android? Don't want to end up getting my account hacked.

Also:I probably need 16Gb of DDR3 Ram to fix the rig - any recommendations what to look for? (brands, specs etc)

I've not tried the mobile app to purchase any games but from what I hear it's secure enough. Very insistent with its two-factor authentication, no matter which way you go. As long as you don't do it over shady public wi-fi you should be fine.

Steam sales aren't what they used to be though. Sale prices are no better than Humble or GOG on average. Whatever you want to buy, check IsThereAnyDeal.com first to see if there are any better prices, past or present. It's no tragedy if you miss it, because there will be another sale along before you can say Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 Digital Complete Set.
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1214 on: 11 Feb 2019, 15:03 »

Holy crap, I just finished Leon and Claire's scenarios on Hardcore and I am never doing that again.

Some points, which I hope aren't spoilery because its a remake.
- Leon's game is very much based on being a skilled shooter. Your weapons can do damage, but you're very much dependent on hitting weakspots....like giant eyeballs.
- Conversely, Claire's game is more about finding the right weapon to do maximum damage, which actually makes it easier. Generally speaking, her grenade launcher acts as the shotgun for her campaign.
- G3 Birkin can be beaten with the knife.
- Always keep a defensive weapon on you in the labs. Seriously. Keep one on you!
- Sherry's parts of the game used to be the weakest because all you did was a couple of block puzzles and avoided zombie dogs. Now? Its genuinely the scariest part of the game.
- If you see Mr X. RUN. LIKE. HELL. AND DON'T SHOOT HIS HAT!
- Zombies don't die, they can get back up. If you want to put them down permanently, you have to indulge in your inner psychopath and dismember them.
- William Birkin has become the scariest monster in the franchise. And it shows.
- If they remake Nemesis, that is going to kill me.
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1215 on: 11 Feb 2019, 16:36 »

Oh, for Spacelords, a good description of the style and humor found in it would be 'it's like Tank Girl, in space'. Heck, one of the characters you have unlocked at the start pretty much is an off-brand Tank Girl.
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Re: What Games Have You Been Playing Recently
« Reply #1216 on: 13 Feb 2019, 08:30 »

by the way i dunno if it's come up cuz i'm bad and don't use search function enough, but Heat Signature is Good.

edit: linky linky http://www.heatsig.com/
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