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What game are you wasting time on?

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

  1. Abu Antar Prestigious Gentleman Tweet, tweet Patron

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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    I do play what I feel like. I just have it on bckloggery as a reference.
     
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  2. Unkillable Cat Prestigious Gentleman LEST WE FORGET Patron

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    Codex 2014 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Same. I have a bigger 'frontlog' (upcoming games I hope are fun enough to play one day) than a backlog, which has shed a lot of weight in recent years.
     
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  3. JackOfOwls Erudite

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    Too many games in your backlog can lead to severe choice paralysis. Trust me on this one; I know of what I speak.
     
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  4. PulsatingBrain Huge and Ever-Growing Patron

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    I love having a big backlog. Games and books.
     
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  5. BLOBERT Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    BRO YOU GET ME

    MY WIFEN DOESNT UNDERSTAND WHEN I GET A LITTLE ANXIOUS ABOUT WHAT GAME TO PLAY NEXT
     
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  6. Catacombs Magister Patron

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    I finally beat Divinity: Original Sin 2, after 150 hours.

    I'm glad to finally be done because I can't, in good conscience, recommend this game to anyone.

    All the criticisms the Codex raised over the years emerged over time, and, by the end, I didn't feel satisfied for putting this much time into the game.

    The combat: Unbalanced garbage, but I still enjoyed turn-based.

    The story: Boring and all over the place

    The characters: Completely unlikable

    Quests: Some were good; most were bugged. The jank was unbearable in many situations. Some quests -- due to idiotic AI, impossible-to-find items, or a combination of both -- were nearly unbeatable or so bugged they couldn't be finished

    One of the few saving graces was the graphics. It's a beautiful game and a big improvement over the first one visually.

    Will I play this again? Unless a miracle happens in which the quest bugs are squashed and the combat mechanics are reworked, absolutely not.
     
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  7. Zed Duke of Banville Zo Kath Ra Patron

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    Choice paralysis is why God invented random number generators.
     
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  8. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    And choice paralysis leads to playing the same favourites over and over, and you risk turning into a Lilura.
    Making a play list helps (in my case a chronological one).
     
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  9. Abu Antar Prestigious Gentleman Tweet, tweet Patron

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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    I've completed a few endings in Way of the Samurai 3. I also have some created swords that are fairly good. I did two-three runs on normal, two-three runs on hard, and I'm no one one-hit-kill mode. I took out my anger preemptively by killing all major characters before they can do anything to me in my last run, because I know this difficulty will cause me some grief.

    In Albion, I just lost two of my magic users due to plot, but a new member joined for now. There have been a lot of plots for several evil doings. I like how you can prevent some poor outcomes, but it isn't spelled out to you. That the game lets you do that is pretty cool. It has happened on two occasions.

    On console, I am now focusing on God Wars. It isn't amazing or anything, but it's serviceable enough. There are finally more classes unlocked. It took me some time to get them, because I wasn't really mastering many of the beginner classes.
    Put on a podcast, then play a mission or two.

    On portable, I went back to Valkyire Profile: Covenant of the Plume. I was going for a run where I don't want to sacrifice anyone, but it won't happen without me ripping off my chest hair, so I'll have to cave in, and do it anyway. If I can, I will try a non-sacrifice playthrough after this one.

    All in all, I am having a good time with all four games that I am currently playing.
     
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  10. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Strap Yourselves In Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    One hit kill is probably the best one for the super sekrit ending. But damn if it it's not the most frustrating mode to play in for the endings.
    I still got like 6 titles to unlock and that's probably all that's left to do.
     
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  11. Abu Antar Prestigious Gentleman Tweet, tweet Patron

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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    I think that I won't be going for some titles. They'd probably drive me crazy.
     
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  12. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Strap Yourselves In Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    I mean yeah, but I'm like 88% done, might as well. Also most of them were surprisingly easy to do if you knew the game more or less inside out.
     
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  13. CthuluIsSpy Arcane

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    Trying to play Elex. I want to like this game, but the combat is fucking terrible. Everything is a damage sponge and one shots you, you can't explore to get better equipment because that means having to fight enemies and even after doing all of the easy quests I barely have the skill points to get a decent weapon that doesn't suck. It's a such a boring slog, it's like trying to play Risen where you die constantly to wolves because the fuckers are sword proof for some asinine reason.
     
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  14. Curratum Magister

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    Welcome to every Piranha Bytes game ever made.
     
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  15. Yldr Educated

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    After finishing Red Dead Redemption I'm now into Undead Nightmare.

    It's a full independent campaign that received a good amount of effort and production values, but the writing is night and day versus the original game, you can feel the huge drop in quality with these stale dialogues and tedious self-indulgent cutscenes.

    The enemies can eat ungodly amounts of lead: half a dozen clean shotgun shots will often fail to actually kill one, and you end up chaining slo-mo pistol headshots at nauseam.

    Perfect example of a mediocre game riding on the momentum of a good one: it's nice to see the fate of these characters, but the ending credits can't roll soon enough.
     
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  16. JackOfOwls Erudite

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    Someone should create a "lilura" for the next D&D edition. What would it look like? What would its attributes and special powers/immunities be?
     
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  17. JackOfOwls Erudite

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    I have the "digital hoarding" sickness myself but at least I tend to be eclectic about it, trying to hoard only good or highly regarded stuff. There are poor unfortunate souls who have to have everything, and will pay others hundreds & hundreds of dollars to send them 10TB+ hard drives of hyperspin/launchbox collections of even the most obscure games, roms and disk images.
     
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    What's annoying though is that the first combat encounter put me in a false sense of security.
    I was like "well the controls aren't great, but I'm not dying in one hit and I can actually deal some damage, so maybe PB learned their lesson."
    And then I got to the game proper and well, here's a brief list of experiences -
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    >Oh hey a human, maybe he's friendly. Oh, no, he's hostile, he kills me in one shot, takes no damage even though he's wearing no armor, doesn't even have a skull next to his name and there's more of them. Well, not going that way.
    >Oh hey a quest where I have to solve a murder, and Duras is the murderer. Oh no wait, can't turn him in, he'll turn hostile and instantly kill me. Guess he's going free then
    >One of the murder suspects is on a farm. On the way to the farm there's a high leveled enemy who follow me there and murders everyone, except for the suspect who has Bethesda type character protection. Problem is though whenever he revives he aggros the bastard and it just won't leave. Guess I have to come back later then because I can't kill the fucking thing
    >Ok so let's talk to this guy who's been stealing Elex. Oh no wait, Duras had to open his fucking mouth and tell the guy that we're trying to kill him even though I wanted to talk first. Both the guy and his brother one shot me. Guess I have to tell Duras to wait outside.
    >I want to get into the Cleric city to get some cool weapons and armor so maybe I can actually play the game instead of running around like a scared rabbit. Oh no wait, there's 6 rats, they take barely any damage and they can push my shit in. Well time to hop away I guess


    You get the idea. Elex does have a huge world, and does give you the chance to avoid encounters (unlike Risen where you basically had very little mobility options), but the fact that you have to pick certain options or you will just outright die even though it's an early game quest is a problem. Wild Hunt had that shit with overleveled enemies and quests but at least it had the decency to warn you first.
    Elex is like a shitty DM who railroads you into playing the game a certain way, and if you go right instead of left you get a dragon dropped on you. I don't mind difficulty (I fucking love Stalker and Dark Souls), but I do mind it when the devs force you into progressing quests in a certain way.

    Also, fuck Berserkers. Bunch of holier-than-thou luddites.
     
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  19. Wunderbar Arcane

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    what's your opinion on the first one? Is it better?
     
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  20. Diablo1_reborn Busin 0 Wizardry Alternative Neo fanatic Patron

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    It took me 150 hours and a lot of restarts to realize that I will never ever be able to finish this game. Even coop was unbearable this time around. Armor system and itemization are decline of the highest magnitude. I am actually ashamed of having put so many hours into this game.
     
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  21. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Just use Tiax as a template. Change sex to "Identifies as female" and knock off some points of Charisma.
     
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  22. fork Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    I always wonder how people born before 2000 can have a backlog. There are not enough good games for that (unless you've been trying to 1cc every shmup in existence until recently, but I'd guess that's a minority).
     
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  23. JamesDixon Arcane

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    There was more than shoot 'em ups available. We had access to most of the categories for what we have now. We had CRPGs, adventure games, point and click, etc... There are literally hundreds of thousands of games released for all different computers and consoles. Back then for computers you had Commodores, Ataris, Sinclair, IBM, etc... What was on one system wasn't necessarily on another. There also were a lot of good games. For me, it was the SSI gold box AD&D games. Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale series come second. You had games like Eye of the Beholder that was a real time dungeon crawl with a party. All told you could have a really big backlog. I know I do. LOL
     
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  24. fork Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    99.99% of all games across most genres are not worth playing. I wish I had a backlog.
     
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    That's your opinion and you're entitled to it. :)

    I'm having fun in Stellaris atm.
     
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