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Author Topic: Video Games: What are you playing?  (Read 76290 times)

Itachi

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1020 on: November 22, 2020, 10:01:46 am »
I just picked up Until Dawn for the PS4. It's essentially a teen horror movie in video game form, cast with digital versions of various actors including Hayden Panettiere, Brett Dalton, Rami Malek and Peter Stormare.

The gameplay is pretty basic, mostly walking around exploring and finding clues, combined with quicktime events at dramatic moments. There are choices you can make along the way that have repercussions later on, and there are multiple possible endings. The nice thing about the branching storylines is that the game makes these explicit, with a "butterfly effect" graphic that appears, and a screen in which you can review the various decision/success/failure points and the effect that they had on the current game, which should make it easy to replay for different results.

I picked it up used for $20, and for that price I am happy with it. The graphics are nice, with good likenesses of the actors, certainly better than recent wrestling games for instance. So far the storyline is decent, and the horror is a blend of creepy tension and scenery, with some action, jump scares, and gore.
If you liked Until Dawn, take a look at Detroit. It's an identical premise only in a sci-fi transhumanist story.

There's also The Council, but this one is slightly different, more of a rpg social simulator than adventure. Pretty good too.

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1021 on: December 20, 2020, 07:12:13 pm »
Playing Age of Empires 2, Definitive edition, which is really fun.
A graphically updated and QOL update to the very old strategy, kingdom builder wargame.
 
The devs reeally have put a lot of work into this.
Sometimes I just like to spectate games and watch people's strategies.
Usually I play SO vs AI, playing various scenarios, quick maps and so on.

It's really cheap too, so great value for money.

Been trying out/going back to other games that I've had for a while such as Stellaris, Witcher 3 and so on with various levels of interest.

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1022 on: December 21, 2020, 05:32:32 am »
Playing Age of Empires 2, Definitive edition, which is really fun.
Playing AoE 3 Definitive Edition here.
After they botched the release (as they always do, AoE2 DE was the same mess) the game is now in an acceptable state.

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1023 on: December 21, 2020, 05:06:34 pm »
Playing AoE 3 Definitive Edition here.
After they botched the release (as they always do, AoE2 DE was the same mess) the game is now in an acceptable state.

OK, I had a look last at AOE3 night (I did get it on release and it was not great).  Seems a lot better.
Will have a play with that at some stage properly.