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

  1. Squidhead Novice

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    Neverwinter Nights OC and it's making me suicidal.
     
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  2. Max Damage Learned

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    Why would you consciously punish yourself like that?

    Anyway, recently finished Resident Evil 7, it was alright. Maybe I'll revisit it to finish Madhouse and side stories, but right now I'm not feeling it. Been learning new Skullgirls team (Peacock/Robo/Parasoul) since New Year, but I also play other games while giving my hands some rest. Started Resident Evil 2 Remake recently, and it's fine so far, made it out of police station as Leon. I don't remember getting far in the original, so can't really compare it and the remake. Lots of police station setpieces are there, but the beginning is entirely different, and I liked the original one quite a bit more. Nothing beats getting thrown into start with zombies on fire chasing you as you struggle to reach the police station, I also miss durable knife :(
     
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  3. Kem0sabe Arcane

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    I can never play more than a couple of seasons of FM before getting bored. Also the incremental small yearly updates at full price just piss me off, they change less than EA FIFA does.

    Anyways, I'm stuck undecided about what to play next on gamepass because those fuckers at MS announced that they were implementing FPS boost, doubling and even quadrupling the frame rate of games. So gonna wait and see if they add some of my backlog to that compatible with fps boost list.
     
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  4. Abu Antar Prestigious Gentleman Tweet, tweet Patron

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    Kem0sabe Last FM game I played was 12/13 or something like that.

    Once I get bored of a team, I usually try out new teams, but I always keep one savefile where I have played a lot of seasons that I can go back to.

    There are usually updates to team rosters created by fans.

    A few years ago, I played CM 01/02 with the 2015/2016 squads.
     
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  5. Azalin Arcane Patron

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    Finished Resident Evil 7 gold. An interesting game, they tried to change some things and keep it fresh by making it a first person game and taking some inspirations from movies like Texas Chainsaw Massacre to give it more of a horror feel and ti works to some extent. The movement and the controls feel a bit clunkier though and your walking/running speed is a bit too slow, the basic gameplay though is similar to older games you go around a house saving in safe rooms,fighting some monsters and solving some puzzles. Graphics are good and atmospheric for the most part and the story is ok. The dlcs have some ups and downs, Bedroom and Daughters were good and mostly non combat, Not a Hero was nice, End of Zoe was interesting but I didn't the last part and the its main antagonist. All in all recommended for a discount
     
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  6. Unkillable Cat Prestigious Gentleman LEST WE FORGET Patron

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    To have a decent character for the expansions, which are miles better than the OC.
     
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  7. Squidhead Novice

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    Pretty much. I wanna blast through all of the expansions and see what they're all about.
     
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  8. Max Damage Learned

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    You will be way overleveled for SotU, though.
     
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  9. Squidhead Novice

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    Well if that's the case then I'll have a backup character for online or whatever. Although after I'm done with the OC I think I'm taking a break from the Aurora engine for a while.
     
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  10. adddeed Erudite Possibly Retarded

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    Started BG2 for the first time....not that into to it do be honest.
    Loved BG1 but here feels like im suffocating in quests and random ecnounters and people talking .
    I guess i'll keep playing and see if i get used to it.
     
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  11. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    Finally finished Rayman 1. I ain't gonna lie. This was one of the hardest games I've ever played, and beating it really feels like an achievement.

    I can only wonder what went through the head of that murderous sociopath of a level designer when he was making those maps though. Because seriously, this is just inhuman levels of brutality. Though the final level was surprisingly reasonable compared to the nightmares that came before it, especially in Picture Land and Skop's Caves.

    Now I can safely proceed to Rayman 2.
     
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  12. Pauline Smithson Barely Literate

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    I am addicted to playing Pokemon platinum game which in my opinion is the greatest pokemon game ever & is even made better with cheats
     
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  13. Carrion Arcane Patron

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    Finished Max Payne 3. Man, this game really starts to drag in the second half. The levels go on for way too long and the story runs out of steam after the half-way point. The gameplay didn't exactly grow on me either, and it got very tiresome to see yet another cutscene followed by Max sprinting into cover, preparing to take on yet another wave of mooks. The longer I got in the game, the more I found myself playing it like a cover shooter since Max is so fragile and most of the combat areas are so clearly designed around that. In MP1 and MP2 I used to replay combat sections over and over again until I managed to take the enemies out in the coolest possible way, but none of MP3's encounters felt like something I'd want to do for a second time. Maybe that's for the best since the checkpoint system wouldn't have allowed me to do that anyway...

    I don't mind Max being a miserable drunk, but I dislike how dumb he is in this game. I like his drive, but the guy has the brain of a fucking amoeba, which isn't really true to the character at all. The story is a convoluted mess, especially Max's involvement in it, and it gets almost comically miserable at some point. Nothing about the game's writing manages to convince that this is actually a Max Payne game — the real Max Payne is busy banging Mona Sax somewhere, and this bald excuse of a human being is just some scrub alternate dimension version of him.
     
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  14. Malamert Cipher Edgy

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    Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk. Surprisingly complex gameplay and a surprisingly dark story. Lots of lesbianism, rape, traps (not the kind you can disarm) and so on. All in all it's an amazing game. Lengthy too.
     
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  15. Vlajdermen Arcane

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    I just beat Jak 2. Very different from the first game, as I expected. There's guns and the GTA-esque open world, as well as the removal of the collectathon elements, but what I didn't expect is the way bigger gameplay variety. You got the standard action-platoforming stages, but there's also racing, open world driving, hoverboard platforming, and minigames. Those make the game more interesting, but also more inconsistent. The open world missions are tolerable, but unstructured and cheap. The standard action platforming stages, on the other hand, are excellent. Very tightly designed, challenging, and with a good understanding of how shooting and platforming play off each other. It reminded me of these NES and Genesis games like Castlevania or Mega Man. It's really a proper evolution of that type of gameplay. There's only 4 weapons, which makes sure each one serves its own purpouse, but I wish I had more time to play around with the BFG. I also wish there was more missions like that bit in the jungle, where you have to hunt invisible enemies in a non-linear level. No complaints about the hoverboard platforming, though.

    Like with the last game, I largely ignored the story, and played the game while listening to EMJ podcasts or the Chris Chan documentary. I gave it a shot, and it truned out to be like a very shittily written episode of Gargoyles.

    I'm gonna play some Yakuza 0 before I start with Jak 3
     
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  16. Rean Instructor Patron Sad Loser

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    I’m playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

    Mash em up brawler combat combined with map icon busywork, just like Origins, but in a prettier setting.

    Most of the NPCs are brown skinned, which is bizarre given this is meant to be Classical Greece.

    Combat music is a rip off from Witcher 3, other music is bland and unmemorable except for the main theme which is a rehash of better Jesper Kyd music from AC 2 and Brotherhood.

    So, not great so far. The series has been in a decline since AC 4 and Rogue. The best AC games are still AC 2 and Brotherhood.
     
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  17. Spacer's Nugget Educated Patron

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    Strap Yourselves In
    I've relapsed into playing Noita every chance I get, like a teen whom just discovered masturbation.

    Yesterday I finally bought Pathologic (on GOG). Dunno what took me so long to give it a shot, seeing that (from what I've heard/read) it's right up my alley.
     
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  18. Abu Antar Prestigious Gentleman Tweet, tweet Patron

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    I've reached the finale in Yakuza 5. I hope to beat it next week. I want to dabble with the coliseum fights, finish up the last few substories, and then I'll go for the main story. It has some flaws, but it's still managed to become one of my favorite games from Japan.

    In Wasteland 3, I'm in the Warrens, dealing with the clowns. The exploding pigs are so very annoying. My first fight with those pigs ended up with a quick party wipe. Three of them just swarmed my group and exploded in their faces. While the game is over-the-top, and a little bit too obtuse with numbers, I'm still having a good time with it. One problem is the "you go, I go" combat. I usually don't mind it, but in this game, it's basically kill or be killed. You'll either get a few party members killed if the enemy starts first, but if you get to go first, you can massacre a lot of enemies.
     
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  19. Ivan Arcane

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    2/28 Undermine 4/4 :5/5:
    Undermine is probably my favorite twinstick roguelike, surpassing The Binding of Isaac. I've had little frustrations with previous titles, Enter the Gungeon repeats not only its rooms but the combat encounters as well. Undermine re-uses its rooms but it mixes up the encounters. The itemization is strong, never do I feel like I've been dealt a cheap hand and consider my current run a "welp, just get money and die run." The combat is fantastic, bolstered by great enemy design. The game has 4 biomes with unique enemies and a boss for each floor. The artstyle is great, very reminiscent of 2D Zelda. Movement is thankfully also on point. You have a jump button that serves as a dodge and that is also utilized during puzzle/trap rooms to great effect. Also, a nite quality of life feature, is a passive item that you get early on that allows you to sprint within cleared rooms. This mitigates the needs for a teleport feature that I was craving during the early hours and thought perhaps the devs dropped the ball here. In sum, I can't find anything really to complain about. I'm having a blast and I've never been truly frustrated or questioned a design decision.

    TLDR: great presentation, great item progression (I estimate most will acquire most power-ups after a solid dozen hours), fantastic enemy design, great combat/movement mechanics (bolstered by itemization). A must-play for fans of the modern twinstick roguelikes, e.g. The Binding of Isaac, Enter the Gungeon.
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    2/26 Cyber Shadow 2/4 :3/5:

    A solid 2d action sidescroller reminiscent of Ninja Gaiden and Mega Man. You accrue new abilities at a steady pace and the basic movement and slashing feels solid. I take issue with the dash mechanic: the game has you double-tap a directional key that often feels like it just doesn't register properly for me. Level design is decent-to-frustrating. There are insta-death floors throughout most of the later levels that reminded me of the infamous medusa heads from Castlevania. That aside, I'm still taken by the art and the music to see this through to its end. Definitely more frustrating than it ought to be but all in all a solid title.
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    2/26 Donut County 1/4 :2/5:

    A novel experience whose gameplay outstays its welcome but its humorous writing and soundtrack will probably keep you hooked until its end. The gameplay loop is basically vaccumming up objects in rooms. As the game progresses, certain objects you suck in can be used to affect other objects (e.g. suck up water>use on watermill, or suck up a candle>use on firewood). The novelty wore out pretty quick for me but the soundtrack and jokes in between levels kept me going.
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  20. Jvegi Arcane

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    Still playing but in small chunks.
     
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  21. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer Sad Loser

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    Finished Full Throttle Remaster.
    It was a mixed bag. I certainly loved the atmosphere, the story (although it was quite simplistic) and the music. Most of the puzzles were OK, but some of the puzzles near the end were quite frustrating. They didn't give you hints about what you have to do, you had to trial and error your way through it, and there was even a time limit to that. Oh God, and let's not forget the bike battles and the destruction derby. They were so awful, I almost rage-quit the game at those points.
    The game is quite short, I finished it in around 4 hours.
     
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  22. JackOfOwls Erudite

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    I remember playing this the year it came out, though I had to put it down for a few months until I upgraded my video card. It was one of my first, if not the first 3D RPGs, I played. You could at least play evil, and it had one C&C that I'll always remember: when you're sent to retrieve a cherished ring from a little girl. You had the choice to let the little girl keep the ring for sentimental reasons, or you had this: "Give me that ring right now or I'll be prying it from your cold, dead hands!!" It was the first RPG I played where I saw a clearly evil C&C in a dialogue choice. So it had this at least and I'll always remember the OC for this reason. I remember liking the ambient sounds of NPCs talking or crying/wailing in the background too.

    It was a start at least and served as a good tutorial module for what would come later with all the great user-made content. It was also at the time my mother was dying so it helped take my mind off that too (she died just a few weeks later). Interestingly, there was a random guy I was co-oping online with on an NWN server one night that told me his father was in the hospital and wasn't expected to live for more than a day or two who used NWN for the same reason.
     
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  23. Raghar Arcane

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    Currently playing this.

    As you can clearly see, it's the best Troll mage the world ever seen and is still alive. With INT far above standard Troll 3-4.
     
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  24. Ghulgothas Erudite

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    Diablo + Hellfire, for the first time. The amount of Shitspamming Spellflingers in the Demon Crypts is too damn high.
     
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  25. Rean Instructor Patron Sad Loser

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    NWN OC was definitely atmospheric for all the reasons you mentioned. Great, great soundtrack too.

    I don't understand the hate it gets here, except hate coming from the usual edgelords. Against the strongest narrative-focused RPGs, of course it fails. And its RTWP combat doesn't appeal to some. In terms of the OC itself, there are some combat heavy areas, but what RPG doesn't have those?
     
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