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Author Topic: Video Games: What are you playing?  (Read 83771 times)

danskmacabre

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1035 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 #1036 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 #1037 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.
Agreed. I will give full credit to Hello Games for what has to be the comeback story of the goddamn decade. I can't think of ANY game -- not just vidya, but any -- that's managed to turn things around this well.

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1038 on: September 08, 2021, 12:20:26 PM »
I played through about half of Final Fantasy 2, recently.    I made it to the Land of Carnage post-game section in Disgaea 5.  Still playing Eve Online.   No other video games recently.

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1039 on: September 13, 2021, 10:44:19 AM »
While I'm not playing it, I'm seeing a LOT of flak being fired at EA's latest Madden (22).

It seems EA opted for the CDPR/Bethesda school of development, because there are some astonishing fuck ups in this iteration. Bugs where the game forgets you scored points and will decide you lost a game. Bugs where the players glitch out (not to mention the referees). And my personal favorite, a bug that spawns in a fucking house in the middle of the field.

Comedy fucking gold.

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1040 on: September 13, 2021, 01:29:37 PM »
I miss NCAA and Blitz or at least some Arcadey style of football game. The ONLY EA sports game I currently like is Golf and I'm not a fan of actual Golf coverage or playing the real game.
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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1041 on: September 13, 2021, 06:50:31 PM »
I tried No Man's Sky again after being told it was redeemed and good now.

Remind me to never listen to the Internet again. The game went from disastrous wreck to mediocre survival sim. Has anyone actually played it recently or do you all just get your opinions from the flashy trailers? I really must know because the game I actually played is not the game the internet is describing to me.  It's a dull game with tedious survival mechanics. Backed up by half assed new features that barely interact with one another. Every single thing you do is just a grind to get to the next grindy bit. There's no real sense of agency or reactivity from AI factions compared to say the X games.

Also I played the new Pathfinder game. The characters annoyed me but I'm still enjoying the game.

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1042 on: September 13, 2021, 08:55:25 PM »
I tried No Man's Sky again after being told it was redeemed and good now.
Remind me to never listen to the Internet again. The game went from disastrous wreck to mediocre survival sim. Has anyone actually played it recently or do you all just get your opinions from the flashy trailers?

I'd heard there was lots more content for NMS, so I gave it a go.
There's definitely an improvement, But yeah, the survival part is pretty boring.
Still, that could be that I've played a lot of survival sim type games, so the bar is probably higher quality wise for me.
Since then I've not really played it much, although I might play it again on the weekend to check out some of the new towns features. If that's interesting enough, it might be worth playing some more.

Actually, I reinstalled Freelancer ( a space sim from 2003). As a newish HD graphics mod came out that also fixes some Windows 10 compatibility issues . I've quite enjoyed that.

I didn't really like the Pathfinder CRPG much, it felt quite clunky to me.
I DID get Solasta, a CRPG based on DND 5e, which was pretty fun and moved pretty fast. It had a fun story too.