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Author Topic: Video Games: What are you playing?  (Read 104486 times)

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Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1005 on: August 31, 2020, 08:13:43 AM »
Let us know how it is. I'm an old school Wasteland fan from back in the day.

I finished Carrion. Fun game, if you like being the eldritch horror eating people for a change :)

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1006 on: September 04, 2020, 08:01:46 AM »
I liked Carrion too, a horrific puzzle game shooter platform that is very enjoyable in terms of graphics and gameplay.
My one complaint is that it DESPERATELY needs a map. I know it's a throwback to Metroidvania games but the environments are NOT as linear as those older games. I wound up having to go online and find maps just to track down the last couple of boosts I'd missed.

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1007 on: September 16, 2020, 02:46:22 AM »
I also liked Carrion, but beyond the lack of a map (weird oversight, really) what bothered me more was the abysmally short playtime.


Was done in ~5 hours with most boosts unlocked.
My thoughts were "Cool! I got all the abilities, now the game can start for real. Felt a bit like a long tutorial so far." - and just an hour or so after, the credits rolled.


I really hope they can make a sequel with more meat (hehehe) on its bones.
The game was a success and the ending definitely makes room for a sequel, so fingers crossed!

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1008 on: October 02, 2020, 01:21:32 PM »
Mostly been playing Slay the Spire lately.  I've had a hard time getting into much else.

About a month and a half ago, I beat the Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow "Alter" hack, which was interesting.  The plot doesn't change, but the layout definitely does.  That one area based on "The Arena" from CV: Circle of the Moon - basically a gauntlet of no-magic fight-several-rooms-of-enemies - still evades me though.

Thinking of picking up FF1 again.  NES version.
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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1009 on: October 02, 2020, 02:29:10 PM »
I have been playing Mafia 2 Definitive Edition and I just got Death Stranding which I started playing earlier today.
Playing: Nothing sadly
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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1010 on: October 07, 2020, 05:46:12 AM »
Guys. Death Stranding is awesome. I really love the detail and all of the people that Sam meets along the way. Helping people rebuild after an apocalypse is fun. Plus add in Kojima's silly stuff and you get probably one of my favorite games.
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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1011 on: October 08, 2020, 04:24:18 PM »
Started playing Darkest Dungeon again.

The Butcher's Circus keeps butchering me c:
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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1012 on: October 13, 2020, 06:44:01 PM »
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.

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1013 on: October 27, 2020, 07:28:38 AM »
I "play" Inquisitor. Personally, I don't know if some have managed to finish the game without the walkthrough or the console because the difficulty is INSANE. Besides the titles of Iron Tower Studio it's a joke.

Yeah, that game...
The aesthetics drew lots of people in. And in the beginning, the game is really very promising. But once you get to those seemingly endless orc mines (or was it bandits?) and have to constantly run back and forth for healing, it just becomes a complete chore.

I wouldn't even say it's that difficult - kill a few enemies, go back to town, repeat until done, that's not difficult. But it is very painful.

I'd say that is a game not worth attempting to play through entirely.
The beginning makes you hope that the game will be better later on, but it really won't.

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1014 on: October 27, 2020, 02:53:10 PM »
Genshin Impact dropped recently. Its a Gatcha, my first one. I really dont plan on spending any money on it, i get what i want free to play. Apparently this stuff is super addictive so ill stay carefull and on my toes thou. And the game itself iss very relaxing. Im having fun running through all the same places, just leveling up.

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1015 on: November 04, 2020, 07:41:18 PM »
Cities Skylines!!!

Also tried some Grounded after my dad got into the early release. Survival game Honey I Shrunk The Kids style, it's fun!

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1016 on: November 09, 2020, 01:40:40 AM »
Currently Gwent and Witcher3, but also thinking of throwing AC Black Flag into the mix

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1017 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 #1018 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 #1019 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.