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

danskmacabre

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1020 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.

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1021 on: March 02, 2021, 10:45:50 AM »
After a long-overdue PC upgrade, I am playing Rebel Galaxy, which is a fun lightweight space trader/combat game from 2015. It's more cinematic than sim. It was made by a small studio, so the scope of it is not that huge, but that is actually a plus in my book. It isn't a space dogfighter, it has more of a 2d naval feel to the combat. For $20 on Steam, I'm enjoying it.


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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1022 on: March 02, 2021, 11:43:11 AM »
still playing Warframe daily, love Noita and Approaching Infinity.  Yeah, my favorites are all over the place; 3rd person grinder, 2d platformer/puzzler/crafter, and a 2d rogue-like.
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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1023 on: March 04, 2021, 10:51:18 PM »
Been playing a lot of Holdfast: Nations at War. I'm also looking at getting back in to Stellaris but it's been a long time since I've played last and apparently there has been many changes.

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1024 on: May 13, 2021, 04:29:09 PM »
Currently playing Five Nations. It's a retro RTS that came out this month, with a 2D spaceship aesthetic. The game uses 2D sprites, and the maps are 2D rather than 3D even though the setting is space combat so there are unrealistic situations like walls in space and such. The playable sides are the five nations of the title: the United Earth Federation (composed of humans and SIRI-like AI helpers), the Sylon Collective (composed of mind uploads united into a swarm intelligence), the Athrael Theocracy (roswell greys with a history channel aesthetic), the Thorun Empire (a medieval civilization bootstrapped by the tech of alien invaders), and the Zhogarn (SST-style bugs). Pretty standard scifi stuff.

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1025 on: May 14, 2021, 09:22:21 AM »
I've just started playing 'Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Ultimate Edition'... I only bought it because it was 75% off on Humble Store!
Seems a fun game but already a bit repetitive.

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1026 on: July 22, 2021, 10:36:52 AM »
I picked up No Man's Sky and started playing it, and it's doing quite well to scratch the old, 80's era Starflight itch I had.

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1027 on: July 24, 2021, 10:59:26 AM »
I've wrapped up my first play through Rebel Galaxy. It was a good game, and I enjoyed it a lot.

Now I have to dig up enough enthusiasm to finish off the walkthrough of the game that I wrote up for GameFAQs.

After that, I should probably go back and finish Horizon: Zero Dawn.

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1028 on: July 25, 2021, 11:47:54 AM »
I've wrapped up my first play through Rebel Galaxy. It was a good game, and I enjoyed it a lot.

There's a sequel to that game called Rebel Galaxy Outlaws. It isn't the same type of game but, instead, a standard dogfighter. Unfortunately, the game has a serious balancing problem where you can end up with story missions that can't be passed. The guy that made the game, as well as the original Rebel Galaxy, sold the game as an Epic store exclusive. Afterward he got some push back (because that was a thing back then) and decided to quit being a programmer (and went on a podcast called all gamers assholes). Since he was the only programmer working on it, these bugs will never be fixed and the post-launch support for the game will never come.

You can get it on Steam now but don't pay full price. And if you do play it, don't do mining or too many non-story missions at the start of the game.

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1029 on: August 01, 2021, 11:50:32 AM »
Yeah, word of mouth on Rebel Galaxy Outlaws hasn't been too good. I probably won't play it, as 3D dogfighters aren't really my thing.

It's a shame they won't do an actual sequel to Rebel Galaxy, though. That was a solid game.

I'm noodling around with Genshin Impact on PS4. It's fun to wander around in, too bad the characters don't have much personality.
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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1030 on: August 04, 2021, 04:35:26 AM »
I'm playing Blasphemous and enjoy it. Would like to play some underground RPGs that I discovered recently, but I'm working a lot in this period and can't start anything too complex  ;D
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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1031 on: September 07, 2021, 06:42:59 PM »
I'm back to playing Battletech currently with an SM6 Hate Boat that used to be a Banshee and three runny jumpy punchy laser buddies.
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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1032 on: September 07, 2021, 06:46:28 PM »

 The guy that made the game, as well as the original Rebel Galaxy, sold the game as an Epic store exclusive. Afterward he got some push back (because that was a thing back then) and decided to quit being a programmer (and went on a podcast called all gamers assholes). Since he was the only programmer working on it, these bugs will never be fixed and the post-launch support for the game will never come.

You can get it on Steam now but don't pay full price. And if you do play it, don't do mining or too many non-story missions at the start of the game.

Got a link to a YT video or whatever where he has a go at Gamers?
Would be fun to point and laugh at him, ;)

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1033 on: September 07, 2021, 06:47:22 PM »
I reinstalled No Man's sky recently, as there's been so many updates, it's worth another look.
So far, it's been pretty fun and certainly has a lot more content since  I played it last some years ago.

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1034 on: September 08, 2021, 07:49:15 AM »
I reinstalled No Man's sky recently, as there's been so many updates, it's worth another look.
So far, it's been pretty fun and certainly has a lot more content since  I played it last some years ago.
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