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Posted 4 years ago2016-04-19 14:45:22 UTC Post #329934
Dark Souls the Third:
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GIANT ENEMY CRAB.
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Snoozing with Siegward.
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Huge ongoing album of spoiler-filled screenshots!
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Posted 4 years ago2016-04-19 20:26:45 UTC Post #329935
Currently playing Dishonored. Despite everyone who advised me to play this game insisting on how good it is and the critical metacritics reviews, I find the game boring when not bad.
Its graphical aspect is distinct but I hate it, especially the fact objects we can use are highlighted, making the world anything but convincing.
Musics are rare and otherwise are boring as hell, it looks like they are only here to make an ambient sound.
Furthermore, among the small flaws, I hate the fact that my character do things on his own while I'm still looking through his eyes, like when he takes the little girl of the beginning (which I can't stand for) in his arms or listen to the empress' last words. Talking of which I don't see the point in forcing the player to defeat enemies in order to defend the empress if it's to get, once all enemies are defeated, a cinematic where the player's character is recklessly watching the empress talking, gets knocked down and sees the empress being killed.

Edit: Damn it's impressive how I sound blasé in this post! :P
Posted 4 years ago2016-04-19 21:00:46 UTC Post #329936
I've been replaying the Thief games ^^
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Posted 4 years ago2016-04-19 21:29:46 UTC Post #329937
Star Wars Battlefront
Even though I recognize it's not the greatest nor together game, I still find I'm getting my SW fanboy fix playing it. While I'm not really too jazzed about the whole DLC situation--I don't see myself ever paying for it on principle alone--, you can still play all the gamemodes with people that have, minus playing the new maps of course.

I'll continue to play as long as the PC player base stays strong, and they don't go overboard pushing exclusionary DLC and additional weapon behavior changes..
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Posted 4 years ago2016-04-20 09:35:57 UTC Post #329938
Furthermore, among the small flaws, I hate the fact that my character do things on his own while I'm still looking through his eyes, like when he takes the little girl of the beginning (which I can't stand for) in his arms or listen to the empress' last words. Talking of which I don't see the point in forcing the player to defeat enemies in order to defend the empress if it's to get, once all enemies are defeated, a cinematic where the player's character is recklessly watching the empress talking, gets knocked down and sees the empress being killed.

Edit: Damn it's impressive how I sound blasé in this post! :P
Nah, you're pretty on point here. Probably one of my biggest peeves in current game trends is control being stolen away from you while you watch your protagonist do something you wouldn't do yourself in that situation.

I like Dishonored, but it's absolutely weakened by modern conventions that don't sit well with it's freedom of approach ideals. A few too many times where your watching instead of doing.

Stick with it, there's a lot more genuine choice in the gameplay then it's opening chapters indicate. Can't do much about the item glow, but disable every marker you can in the options and just explore the maps at your own pace. It's a shame the DLC isn't bundled in with it because it's stronger than the main game.
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Posted 4 years ago2016-04-23 11:38:43 UTC Post #329956
I am waiting for No Many's Sky to come out.

https://youtu.be/oYmkHTBiXDg

I have pre-ordered it on Steam already.

My son seems to be even more excited about this game, but I am not sure whether it's possible to surpass my enthusiasm.
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Posted 4 years ago2016-04-23 20:08:47 UTC Post #329959
I know a bunch waiting for it. It looks promising!

I have enough on my plate for now, though, now that a friend sent me Kerbal Space Program as a belated birthday gift on Steam. This will be bad for my education :P

And so I remain marketless because I still haven't spent money myself on Steam in quite a while :P
Posted 4 years ago2016-04-24 00:06:21 UTC Post #329965
First time I finish Thief 2 in Expert and I'm moving on Thief Gold (in Expert too).

Between classes at university or when I'm in the train or bus, I start the PSX emulator on my phone and play Driver ^^
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Posted 4 years ago2016-04-24 09:28:51 UTC Post #329972
Expert is the only way to play. Killing is the mark of an amateur.
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Posted 4 years ago2016-04-24 10:33:55 UTC Post #329973
Damn right.
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Posted 4 years ago2016-04-24 12:34:46 UTC Post #329975
I wanted to replay the games the "Lytha way" but I quickly abandoned due to the difficulty xD

The "Lytha way" has 3 rules :
1) Play on Expert.
2) Grab all loot.
3) No damage should be dealt (by you, traps or whatever), exceptions are made if it's part of the mission (Cutty in the Cragsleft Prison of Thief Gold and the archers in the rooftops mission of Thief 2 for example).

Optional but add more fun :
  • Don't purchase anything in the Loadout screen.
  • Reduce Garrett's health to 1 HP (in other word, a single damage and you die)
  • No blackjacking
I've never seen someone finishing the games that way, you have to be very good to do that ^^
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Posted 4 years ago2016-04-24 13:30:54 UTC Post #329976
Not sure what the rules were exactly, but I once watched an extreme ghost run where the player had to place back every single item exactly where he found them, leaving absolutely no traces. I just stick to expert, but I love the extremes the Thief community go to just because the games let them.
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Posted 3 years ago2016-08-10 05:39:12 UTC Post #331141
Bump so DiscoStu can post.

I've been playing The Witcher 3. It's a massive game, it will surely take me a long time to finish. I played the previous two games before it as well, 1 was a bit of a slog but 2 was quite good. 3 is on a whole other level, though. There's a huge world, varied quests, some nifty detective stuff, satisfying combat, and they've even paid attention to little inconsequential things such as getting NPCs to match your pace when you're following them. And the graphics are pretty great too.

I've also just finished Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright. Took 70 hours, and that's just the first campaign of three. They've done a great job, but I think I like FE Awakening a little better so far.
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Posted 3 years ago2016-08-10 09:20:39 UTC Post #331143
I've been playing Mad Max, massive fan of the films so its cool to pick up on the smaller references through the game
Posted 3 years ago2016-08-10 12:13:38 UTC Post #331150
World of Warcraft: Legion. Yup, you heard me right :P
Apparently older accounts before Battlenet (pre 2012) merge cannot be reactivated anymore, so 40eu for all expansions and 1 month game time.
So 'till mid September - goodbye life, goodbye hobbies.

Also wanting to try No Mans Sky, but seeing mixed reviews, reading about dev pulling a molyneux. Anyone tried it yet?
Posted 3 years ago2016-08-10 15:32:59 UTC Post #331152
I am going to play "No Man's Sky" in a few days with my son.

I pre-ordered it on Steam months ago.
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Posted 3 years ago2016-08-11 03:59:02 UTC Post #331161
Anyone playing KSP?

After countless failed attempts for a round trip to the Mun I'm starting to get frustrated. So far I've mostly managed to get to low Mun orbit and back in one piece with a nicely oversized single stage, carrying a smallish lander that can mostly get down to the surface but doesn't have enough fuel to get back up for the return trip. All my crew is getting stranded up there because the rescue missions are one-way too.

Then I see people go and do this shit.
Posted 3 years ago2016-08-11 04:32:12 UTC Post #331162
On my last computer I had set up a fairly effective Mun ferry system that used very little funds to bring kerbals to the Mun and back.
A kerbal would launch on a small rocket and dock with a station in low Kerbin orbit. They'd then take a munar transfer ferry which would bring them to a station in orbit around the Mun, where they could get into a lander and be brought to the Mun base. They could then go back to the Kerbin station, deorbit and land with parachutes. Since I had ore extraction and refining going on at the Mun base, everything apart from the initial rocket from KSP was free to operate as the Mun station was effectively a fuel station.
The original plan was to bring Kerbals to the Kerbin station with a single stage to orbit spaceplane; if I refuelled that at the station, and landed unpowered on the runway at KSP, then I would even get the funds back for the initial launch. Unfortunately I've never quite been able to get the hang of spaceplanes.

My advice would be to try and go for Minmus first. You'll spend a bit more fuel getting there, but the landing and return are much more forgiving. You can actually get into orbit using only a kerbal's jetpack.
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Posted 3 years ago2016-08-11 05:32:59 UTC Post #331163
So you had:
A- station in LKO
B- station in LMO
C- A-to-B-only rocket
D- Mun lander with enough fuel to go back up AND extra fuel for the C rocket.
E- fuel-producing Mun base to fill up D

It's brilliant.
Posted 3 years ago2016-08-11 11:46:48 UTC Post #331166
I have been playing Freespace 2...
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Posted 3 years ago2016-08-11 13:33:09 UTC Post #331170
I've been playing DOOM4 a hell of a lot this week after grabbing it for half price. :D

It's a Hell of a lot of fun. Pun most certainly intended.
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Posted 3 years ago2016-08-13 13:11:11 UTC Post #331210
@Stu:
Yep. For that save I actually had a few systems in place for that Mun base. One example, probably the most efficient, non skill dependant way to land at a specific location is to drop the periapsis to just above the landing site, then when you get there you cancel any horizontal velocity and drop straight down. The problem is you have to do that first burn from the opposite side of the Mun, so when you get to the periapsis the Mun has rotated and it's now no longer over the landing site. I had a line of marker flags out east of the base for that. If the initial orbit is at 20km, then drop the periapsis over the 20km flag, something like this.
Working for that level of efficiency really wasn't necessary with the setup I had, but I had fun coming up with it.
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Posted 3 years ago2016-08-13 14:48:25 UTC Post #331211
I´m now with Serious Sam 3 and Necrovision. And tomorrow will start with Unreal 1 again, I play it once every yea: is like taking some vacation on a well known place.
Posted 3 years ago2016-08-13 15:00:23 UTC Post #331212
Just discovered Tomb Raider a few weeks ago, it's a really good game! One of the few, if not the only one, I enjoyed playing almost immediately, whereas for other games such as Deus Ex (HR but especially GOTY), it took me a while to learn to appreciate them. I discovered along with this game how much more pleasant it is to play with a gamepad than with a keyboard and a mouse.
Also, I finished Dishonored (quite a while ago actually), and I was really disappointed by it. For me, it's an average game. It's like a good mod, it's enjoyable, but I wouldn't pay for it. There's no compelling atmosphere. While the graphics and the gameplay are often even very good, the story and the atmosphere are really poor, the music is almost non-existent, and the choices' consequences depend more often on a subjective moral than an objective logic. The ending cinematic (until the singer starts singing) is really well realized and makes me regret that I did not enjoy playing it.
But really, I can't help it being upset about all the flaws this game has: you can almost let the Night Vision always on, and it's so useful you're almost obliged to do so. Yet it really ruins the visual aspect of the game. The game is centered on Emily, a character I really can't stand. The story. The music. Lastly, I don't like the visual style of the characters, and I've heard the art director of this game was the one of HL2. It would make sense since i don't like the visual aspect of Half-Life 2. :P
Posted 3 years ago2016-08-14 10:28:12 UTC Post #331229
Just finished AM2R, the Metroid 2 fan remake that Nintendo recently shut down. You can't really fault them for protecting their IP, but considering it wasn't for profit, and what they've done with the Metroid IP lately, it seems pretty mean spirited.

Anyway the game is damn good. Except for maybe a couple of WIP elements, it could so easily be a game from somewhere in the Super Metroid/Fusion era. Some top notch design here.
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Posted 3 years ago2016-08-14 12:13:01 UTC Post #331230
I played AM2R a few days ago as well. Either I'm rusty, or the game has a more severe difficulty curve compared to the other 2D Metroids, but either way it's still balanced - I got frustrated plenty of times in my first playthrough, but never enough to actually ragequit.

Atmosphere, lore, and gameplay are all well-tuned and exactly what I'd expect from a 2D Metroid game (Except the ice beam. Being used to the ice beam in SM I was not expecting it to be that hilariously and satisfyingly overpowered)

I hope that someone at Nintendo other than their legal department noticed this remake and realized that there's still a massive market for Metroid games, so long as it doesn't center around Samus waiting for Adam to decide she's in sufficient danger to be allowed to use a damn missile.
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Posted 3 years ago2016-08-14 14:03:07 UTC Post #331231
It is a bit difficult compared to Super Metroid & Fusion, yeah, but it tosses you quite a lot of upgrades in the first few hours. Some of the shinespark secrets are insane. Because it currently doesn't really teach you the intricacies of the speed boost/shinespark I only knew what to do because of Fusion. They could easily add that info into the upgrades screen, however.

Really wish I knew what Nintendo were doing with Metroid, it's quite sad how they're neglecting it. I don't think they even did anything for it's 30th anniversary?
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Posted 3 years ago2016-08-19 14:59:32 UTC Post #331304
Anyone else playing Overwatch? Archie and Scoots really suck at it and I wanna play! :(
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Posted 3 years ago2016-08-20 01:33:21 UTC Post #331312
It's been suggested to me but I find it a bit expensive.
Posted 3 years ago2016-08-20 05:09:55 UTC Post #331313
@Strider good 2D game like did you make Haxe ( OpenFL, Flixel and box2D ) Right? How do you create simple? I want create real 2D game like Jazz Jackrabbit but I missed collisions :(

@DiscoStu, is it expensive???????? NOPE It is cheap because sometimes 2D games are made by Haxe ( OpenFL, Lime or NME, HaxeUI and Waxe or different libraries. Check website www.openfl.org and www.haxe.org If you install than you need to download hxcpp from haxe git server and you can develop own 2D game from Haxe. If you use Windows 8 / 10 than You use Haxe Develop or Flash Develop than you choose toolchain if you use MinGW or MSVC. It is simple to build own binary. If you use under Ubuntu than you need gedit and build-essential like gcc, g++ and more and if you use Mac OS X than you need use Xcode 4.x

For mobile versions like Android, iOS, Tizen or Blackberry have support for Haxe. But for Windows can not compile completed because compilers of blackberry and tizen support only Linux because both have no problem to compile but for Windows can not..... I have tested on Windows always unsuccessful...
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Posted 3 years ago2016-08-20 21:08:20 UTC Post #331329
Anyone else playing Overwatch? Archie and Scoots really suck at it and I wanna play! unhappy - :(
I play Overwatch sometimes with friends and I suck too ^^
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Posted 3 years ago2016-08-20 21:41:46 UTC Post #331331
I'd put my name up but for two reasons. One, given your mapping stream times, Overwatch wouldn't fair any better. Two, I'm not going to have much in the way of internet for the next month or so.
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Posted 3 years ago2016-08-28 06:03:53 UTC Post #331442
@SourceSkyBoxer: I find your comment confusing. How is that related to the price of Overwatch?

Also sometimes, just sometimes, I get something right.
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It was a nearly perfect mission. The Mun lander landed and got back to orbit with about 30% fuel to spare. Docked it perfectly to the orbit module, which had just enough fuel to orbit back to Kerbin... and I almost ragequit before I realised I could transfer the spare fuel from the lander into the main rocket. I deorbited successfully and completed the round trip with just 30 units of fuel to spare.
Posted 3 years ago2016-08-28 12:35:27 UTC Post #331449
There shouldn't be any spoil (unless you're very sensitive)

BOB PAGE !!! :3
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ADAM JENSEN !!! :3
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MEDIAS !!! :3
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Posted 3 years ago2016-08-28 20:45:38 UTC Post #331457
That arm looks like a hard wash in the shower. Too many crevices.
Posted 3 years ago2016-08-28 21:36:19 UTC Post #331458
We've had to endure much, you and I, but within the week we will have Bob Page.
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Posted 3 years ago2016-08-28 22:10:44 UTC Post #331459
OMG Spoilerz in shot #1!

Now I know there will be at least one mission and it will be a success!
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Posted 3 years ago2016-08-30 02:27:49 UTC Post #331475
Been playing The Sims 2 again after probably a 10 year gap. I forgot how amazing this game was. It's a gigantic step upwards for the game and it seems that the games only went downhill from it. Don't get me wrong, I still love The Sims 3 for the cool stuff they added, but it was stripped down compared to 2, and 4 is the absolute worst in that regard.
Suparsonik SuparsonikI'm going off the edge to meet my maker.
Posted 3 years ago2016-08-30 09:22:26 UTC Post #331476
Sims 2 was awesome, but I loved Sims 3 more (nothing like open neighborhood!). But Sims 2 had a certain feel to it that when you played it, it just felt right.

Sims 1 was the bomb though, I still play that on occasion!
Posted 3 years ago2016-08-30 13:28:03 UTC Post #331477
I loved me some Sims 2 back in the day. Having loving the original, the leap from isometric faux 3D into full blown actual 3D was awesome. It was nice to have a little more customisation when actually making your sim as well, rather than the handful of prefab heads / bodies.

But yeah, downhill after that. Sims 3 had awesome customisation but bare minimum content (before all the paid expansion packs of course!) and Sims 4 managed to have even less content while backtracking with the gameplay aspects.
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Posted 3 years ago2016-08-31 03:48:33 UTC Post #331484
...there is a Sims 4?

EA has been doing a great job at making every iteration a worse game. The same happened with Sim City. They peaked around 2004 and now they're just coasting off their former glory.
Posted 3 years ago2016-08-31 14:44:07 UTC Post #331492
Battlefield 1 Open Beta tonight. Let's see if EA have made a bollocks up of this series as well. Yaaay!

In other news, Nuka World seems fun so far. Only played an hours worth of it yesterday. I mean... I played three hours of fallout but I kept getting bloody sidetracked on the way to the station. God dammit Bethesda!
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Posted 3 years ago2016-09-04 13:47:41 UTC Post #331561
No Man's Sky is not perfect and it does not meet the hyped expectation, but it's still a pretty good game.
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Posted 3 years ago2016-09-04 15:40:30 UTC Post #331565
Had they not lied about pretty much all of the awesome stuff they mentioned, I would have certainly given it a look. As it stands, it looks like a generic survival/crafting game with early 2000 graphics.

A shame really. Maybe one day we will get a game that can deliver the experience that they hyped.
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Posted 3 years ago2016-09-05 01:37:37 UTC Post #331570
Maybe one day we will get a game that can deliver the experience that they hyped.
Starbound is pretty much what No Man's Sky promised.
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Posted 3 years ago2016-09-05 15:02:35 UTC Post #331582
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Maybe one day we will get a game that can deliver the experience that they hyped.
Starbound is pretty much what No Man's Sky promised.
Oh? I haven't looked into Starbound for a while. It looked like Terraria which I played for about an hour... Didn't know it included space battles, factions and customisable ships.
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Posted 3 years ago2016-09-05 17:08:00 UTC Post #331585
I hear it does.
Posted 3 years ago2016-09-05 21:00:39 UTC Post #331588
Space Engine is nice. But it is not much of a game. Also Empyrion - Galactic Survival, I think is better than NMS.
Posted 3 years ago2016-09-13 23:39:07 UTC Post #331666
Regardless of the reviews, I am enjoying No Man's Sky. I played it until midnight last night.
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Posted 3 years ago2016-10-03 14:58:07 UTC Post #331885
FRACTURED SPACE!

Gargantuan spaceships. MOBA gameplay. Gorgeous graphics. TOTALLY FREE!
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