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What game are you wasting time on?

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Trash, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. Dayyālu Arcane

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    Build a Gunship strike force. Hit the enemy Missile Defense System. Kill everything you can (particularly artillery units). Retreat.

    Nuke the Capital from the two neighbouring provinces, focusing on the enemy Command (that also attacks every turn, funny thing that one). Clean up.

    Don't play Fallen Haven 2, it's kinda bad.

    Ohh, I installed Sacred too. Got bit by a Diablo-like bug. Vampiress is good as a beginner character, I presume? Don't want to sperg on builds or the like.
     
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  2. Valky Arcane Manlet

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    I put Grimoire on hiatus to return to La Mulana and I just reached Palenque.

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  3. Grauken Arcane Patron

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    I'm playing through Phantasy Star. While dungeons are super-simple (the wall graphics look pretty impressive for an 8-bit game), the game is moderately fun due to its enemy design, that's a bit of a deviation from the usual fantasy stuff (although not too much). Setting is sorta scifi-ish, but with lots of fantasy elements.

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  4. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    The Japanese love their slime.
     
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  5. Grauken Arcane Patron

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    It's the Jap-equivalent to rats
     
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  6. Kabas Arbiter Patron

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    From what i understand you will be fine as any character as long as you keep the cooldown low on your most important combat arts, aka do not invest too much runes into them or don't upgrade them at all.
     
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  7. Deflowerer Arcane

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    Have you played previous Ace Combat games?
     
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  8. Deflowerer Arcane

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    Then I recommend both Ace Combat 2 and Ace Combat 3 (Japanese version fan-translated ofc). Ace Combat 2 imo nails that cheesy 80s Top Gun the most in terms of aesthetics, and 3 at least in its original form ventures into pretty late 90s animu darkness territory that is quite nifty.
     
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  9. Strange Fellow Arcane Patron

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    Mysteries of the Sith, featuring such mysteries as: why do the stormtroopers sound like such wimps all of a sudden? It's sucking all the pleasure out of killing them. :|
     
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  10. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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  11. Prime Junta Arcane Patron

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    I'm still working out my grief as an ex-Obsidian fanboy by firing up FNV. Motherfucker but is it a terrific game. Janky, yes, with some highly irritating QoL issues, yes, but the world feels alive, like it really doesn't give a fuck that you're there. People talk and behave like people, not quest dispensers or lore-o-mats. And if the story takes a dark turn the game isn't afraid to follow. Also, skills and stats that matter, a thoroughly well thought-out and supremely :balance:d weapons system, survival mechanics that add a nice little bit of spice without becoming a real PITA, locations that feel like hand-crafted places rather than copy-pasted generic tunnels... and it feels huge.

    I had almost forgotten that open-world games can be like this.
     
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  12. Average Manatee Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Still doesn't make sense though. It was made by the same studio, which should have had the same standards of quality even if they couldn't get the exact same voice actor. If it was just a different voice actor who sounded slightly worse it'd be forgivable, but they went from A+ grade stormtroopers that sound as good as the real movies to muffled, barely-audible voices that give the impression of low quality mod where the modder asked a few friends to do all the voice lines and recorded them on his $15 headset.
     
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  13. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Completed Act 1 on Hell with all my seven Diablo 2 characters.
    Keeping the mercs alive when facing bosses is getting very hard, and I have completely underestimated the proliferation of bosses with the Stoneskin&Physical Immunity combo. So my Bowazon and Assassin (no traps) are struggling.

    And finally got a fairly decent 2H sword for my Barbarian.
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  14. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    Finished Clive Barker's Undying. What a great horror game this is. Although it is a bit one sided, because the real horror is mostly in the first part of the game, when you are weaker and don't have many weapons and spells. The second part becomes a bit easier, but the atmosphere holds up all the way. There was one terriblly shitty level at the end, when you are taken to that Eternal Autumn place, which is crawling with Neanderthals. I just went forward in a tube, killing Neanderthals with my scythe, being invincble using the shield. And it was so long, a real slog. But in the end, the game was enjoyable and I'm glad that I finally got to play it.

    Installed Tex Murphy: Tesla Effect and started the first level. I dunno how I feel about this yet, but I will keep playing for now.
     
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  15. ebPD8PePfC Learned

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    Kids - an extremely polished interactive animation which lasts around 20 minutes. It's good, but whether it's worth 2$ is up to you.

    Played some games from the 7DLR 2019 challenge (make a roguelike in seven days):

    Inner Life - You enter into monsters, which have a dungeons in them with more monsters. Monsters can do the same to you. You do this by simply walking into them. You do the same to food to pick it up. The goal is to keep going into monsters marked in yellow until you get to the end. You lose if you have no food inside you when your hunger meter runs.
    It's a really creative idea for a roguelike, but it's not that interesting as a game. Your main verb, Enter into monsters, doesn't really interact with anything else. You can't do much to prevent monsters from going inside you. You can't do anything to them once they're inside. Them being inside you has no impact on you (something like having a rabbit inside you makes you fast, etc'). You can't impact the spaces you enter in any meaningful way, or do anything of meaning inside them. The game is a race to the bottom, where you have to walk on food in the last turn before the hunger meter runs out. You don't have much else to do.
    Still, it's a really original concept, and it's really impressive for a game made in seven days.

    ExpelledRL - A roguelike version of Messiah. You are a ghost who has to travel to level 8 and get the amulet of Yendor. You are weak, but you can cast a possession spell on monsters to travel in their bodies, while using their abilities to assist in your descent. The possession spell is limited by a cool down, and you also have to be alone with the monster to use it. This leads to many interesting moments where you have to manipulate the system to possess a stronger monster, hurt your own before you possess, find a safe place to rest, and find creative uses for the abilities of the monsters you possess.
    The only thing bugging me about the game is that after possessing another monster, the monster you leave will sometimes turn against you or assist you, seemingly at random. Maybe there's some guiding principal here, but I can't see it.
    You should try it, it's a fun game.

    Pinball Dungeon - it's a roguelike where you and the enemies are all balls, bouncing around on the walls and the other monsters. You control your character like a Billiard game. I did end up killing the Pinball Wizard and finishing the game, but it's not very good, mostly because you can't see anything due to the zoomed in camera and the fog of war. You keep attacking and getting attacked by monsters you can't see.
     
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  16. Psquit Arcane

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    Resident Evil 2 Remake and monster hunter world, having a shitload of fun.
     
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  17. Sceptic Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Divinity: Original Sin
    Pretty sure we had this conversation like last week.

    Those muffled sounds are already there in JK by the way if you play that with 8-bit sound.

    I think they had to keep to 8-bit only in MotS because of space limitations and having to fit the whole game (plus the Redbook audio soundtrack) on a single CD. I'm pretty sure they could've come up with a more elegant solution, but for some reason they didn't.
     
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  18. JackOfOwls Liturgist

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    Finally getting around to Dying Light after having it sit on my ssd since it first came out practically. Wow, this game is giving me major motion sickness, and I've played tons of FPS over the years with nary an issue. Must be all the mantling and parkouring, yet I have no problem with the Thief classics. I must be getting old. The nausea becomes so acute I've temporarily stopped playing and ordered some ginger chews (ginger root soft candy) to see if that remedies the problem. Really want to play this. Any other tips for fighting motion sickness in first person shooters in case the ginger chews don't work?
     
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  19. Catacombs Arbiter Patron

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    Did you turn off motion blur? I, too, get motion sickness, turning off MB usually helps.
     
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  20. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    So I dropped Tex Murphy because it didn't really grab me. Installed Dirt 3 instead and I'm having a lot of fun with it. I haven't played a proper rally game since Rally Trophy, so I'm enjoying this a lot. Although navigating in the menus is long and retarded, waiting for all kinds of animations. But the races themselves are intense and fun.
     
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  21. JackOfOwls Liturgist

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    I had all options turned on and now unticked Motion Blur. Thanks for the tip. I'll see if it helps. Another tip someone suggested for motion sickness in first person shooters was to make sure weapon bobbing was disabled. I can eliminate that potential issue from Dying Light since I don't think it has it. It's just funny how I almost never had motion sickness with FPS games until now, and I've been playing them since Doom came out. Weirdly enough, I did get violently sick playing Silent Service on my Commodore 64 many years ago, but it might have been that hideous pastel pink sky palette. Hehe.
     
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  22. Catacombs Arbiter Patron

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    You can also try adjusting the FOV, if there is such an option in Dying Light.
     
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  23. ChaDargo Learned

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    So I'm trying to get into Path of Diablo. Anyone playing it?
     
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  24. JackOfOwls Liturgist

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    I just played for an hour and didn't get nauseous. So between the disabling of motion blur and my own medicinal concoction of 1/2 teaspoon of ginger powder mixed into my morning coffee, I might be okay now. We'll see.
     
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  25. Catacombs Arbiter Patron

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    I've been playing D2: Lord of Destruction and enjoying the hell out of it. Though, I think PoD is a fork that has active servers.
     
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