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Created 8 years ago2010-12-11 02:04:50 UTC by AJ AJ

Posted 11 months ago2018-08-07 14:03:39 UTC Post #340443
I've been playing some classic Half-Life mods.

They good.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 11 months ago2018-08-07 20:22:57 UTC Post #340445
why stop there? there are hundreds of mods, some even more unique than mcpoker, very exciting
Posted 10 months ago2018-08-28 03:47:41 UTC Post #340703
Been sinking my teeth into Monster Hunter World. I got into the Monster Hunter series several games ago, so I'm no stranger to their tendencies towards somewhat arcane, obscure or opaque systems. And as much as I enjoyed those games despite that (and I enjoyed them a whole lot), the ways in which World strips down just about every system from those games down to their core and rebuilt them into more sensible, enjoyable forms... World is really good. If the series has repelled you in the past, World seems like a really good opportunity to give it another try. And if you haven't tried them at all before, now is a good time!
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Posted 10 months ago2018-08-28 13:15:59 UTC Post #340710
I would love to get into Monster Hunter World, but there are two things that are putting me off getting it. First is the price of the game on Steam, and the other is justifying said price with the amount of time I will be able to invest it, especially with Fallout 76 on the horizon.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 9 months ago2018-10-20 15:24:25 UTC Post #341054
Following the recent announcement of a possible remaster, I've fired up the very first Command & Conquer (Tiberian Dawn):
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The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 8 months ago2018-10-21 08:51:29 UTC Post #341055
Following the recent announcement of a possible remaster
Uh-oh. If that's being made by EA then it'll be a shit show, like literally everything else they touch.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 8 months ago2018-10-21 08:56:08 UTC Post #341056
Posted 8 months ago2018-10-21 09:35:29 UTC Post #341058
If they truly deliver proper remasters then I'll buy it, but I'll remain sceptical until we can actually be sure they haven't ruined it. EA has a tendency to do that.
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Posted 8 months ago2018-10-21 15:13:32 UTC Post #341059
On the bright side, there's some really cool stuff coming out of new studios that fix what EA breaks. Two Point Hospital and Cities Skylines to name a couple. Maybe we'll see a new RTS series inspired by C&C when this one releases. Hahaha
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 8 months ago2018-11-06 14:33:25 UTC Post #341207
Me again, bumping this thread. After a couple of goes on the Fallout 76 BETA, I have asked Bethesda for my money back. I was willing to look past the lack of everything that makes Fallout a good series (that hadn't already been stripped out with Fallout 4) and play it with an open mind. However, the PC port was a joke. Not a good one either. (What are the ideal keys to move left and right in a menu? Z and C! badum tish)

In light of that, I've started to pick up some of my older games that I've never finished or even tried in some cases. I've decided to dive into Guild Wars 2 which I downloaded over two years ago and never played. So far, I have to say that I'm enjoying it. While every other MMORPG I tried just felt like a WoW clone, (WoW being a game I got bored with after six months) GW2 seems to have a little more variety in it's quests and offers a branching personal story as well, away from any main questline. I reckon I'll stick with it for a bit until I get bored or something better comes out. Being Free to Play helps too.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 8 months ago2018-11-12 09:30:46 UTC Post #341232

Most of my friends started to play Runescape on mobile phones :D
Posted 8 months ago2018-11-12 13:00:13 UTC Post #341233
F.E.A.R Extraction Point
Wolfenstein II The New Colossus
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Dark Souls Remastered

I feel like a weird person who enjoys games people no longer seem to talk about :P but I don't care as long as I'm having fun.
LOZ98 LOZ98Oh crap, what do I put here now.
Posted 8 months ago2018-11-16 09:48:20 UTC Post #341252
Titanfall 2
Doom 4
Black Ops 2 Multiplay with Bots (funny!!)
Posted 8 months ago2018-11-19 14:57:48 UTC Post #341277
Fallout 4 - Gone back to my first ever save from 10th of November, 2015. Playing with my first character again from scratch but with a heavily modded game with all DLC installed.

Fallout New Vegas - Because sometimes it's nice to actually play a GOOD Fallout game.

I've also sorted my Steam Library a little. It now consists of the following groups:

My all time favourite games that I can pick up and play any time. Some completed. Some online. All installed. Ridiculous number of hours.
Notable games: Half-Life, Fallout New Vegas, Hollow Knight, Pillars of Eternity, Tyranny

Games that I have played from start to finish or online titles that have exhausted their entertainment value. Uninstalled. A large number of hours.
Notable games: Mass Effect series, Max Payne series, DayZ

Games that just appeared in my library (special editions/remasters) or are generally a bit shit but cannot be refunded. Uninstalled. Very few hours.
Notable games: Some moba knock-offs, games people thought I might like, extra crap from bundles with better games in?

Games that I am currently working through or have not yet started. A mix of installed and not yet installed. Very few hours.
Notable games: Metal Gear Solid V, Tomb Raider, A Hat in Time, The Witcher 3
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 8 months ago2018-11-20 08:24:41 UTC Post #341287
That's more or less how mine is set up. I've got:
  • Favourites: What I'm currently playing (or what I leave there optimistically in the vain hope that it will will me to play more of it, like NieR)
  • Backlog: What I want to play at some point in the future but am not currently playing due to lack of present interest or early access titles, etc.
  • Completed: Games that I feel I've gotten as much out of them as I'm going to, and am not likely to play again
  • Gldsrc/Source: A clustering of all those games so I don't have to hunt for them mid-stream every time
  • Gldsrc/Source Mods: As above, but custom mods
  • Local Multiplayer: All the games that I know have local multiplayer for when they are required
  • Meh: Games that I have no interest in, betas, or games that are rendered redundant by another game (Eg. Skyrim by the special edition)
  • Games: Everything else
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 months ago2018-11-21 11:17:27 UTC Post #341288
Played a cool WAD for Doom recently - Ashes 2063. Very cool retro scifi post apoc
Posted 7 months ago2018-11-21 12:54:55 UTC Post #341289
I played Ashes recently too, it's really good! It's Doom meets Mad Max with a little STALKER in the mix, hard not to like that. Can't wait for the next episode.

I decided I'm going to start going through all the old PlayStation games I never played back in the day, and started with some Dino Crisis:
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It's pretty good. If you like Resident Evil, it's that with raptors and a great big scary T-Rex. It changes up the formula here and there. Some of it works, some doesn't. Ammo's a lot more scarce, but there's a bevy of health items you can mix into all sorts of useful combinations, eventually working your way up to almighty one-shot poison darts. It's a shame this franchise kicked the bucket, it would have been amazing to see this get the same treatment as Resident Evil's (in my mind near-perfect) remake.
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Posted 7 months ago2018-11-21 14:15:41 UTC Post #341293
I loved Dino Crisis 2, but it was pretty much an action oriented game and I think that put a lot of people off. I couldn't get into the original. Nice to see it pop up again though. :D
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 months ago2018-11-27 18:29:24 UTC Post #341335
Holy crap, Command & Conquer Red Alert runs flawlessly, even in widescreen at higher resolutions. What a treat.
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The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 7 months ago2018-12-18 14:46:17 UTC Post #341468
Been playing Divinity: Original Sin 2 with Archie in coop. What a stupidly fun RPG. Difficult too. Get into a fight you're not prepared for and the AI can wipe the floor with you.

Expecting to have more entertaining adventures with Spiggot McQuibble and Eichra the Mighty Ba... Yuo, those are our names...

Would be cool to try it with a full team of four one day. :D
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 months ago2018-12-21 01:06:48 UTC Post #341470
It's really, really good.

Eichra the Mighty Ba is awful fighty, though
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 6 months ago2018-12-23 12:15:57 UTC Post #341480
I'm not going to say that all of the murders we have committed could have been easily avoided...

Oh shit, I guess I am going to say that.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 5 months ago2019-01-23 23:10:29 UTC Post #341812
Heskel's House of HorrorsHeskel's House of Horrors
VoidPoint recently added a new map to the early access version of Ion Maiden and it was an absolute blast to play through. Really looking forward to the full release later this year.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 5 months ago2019-01-23 23:34:52 UTC Post #341813
I watched the trailer and I seriously can't decide if I should play it now or leave it as a surprise for the full game, it's looking so good!
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Posted 5 months ago2019-01-24 00:05:09 UTC Post #341814
My understanding is that the early access maps are unrelated to the full release. I'd double check but I'm pretty sure that's the case anyway. :P
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 5 months ago2019-02-13 13:19:22 UTC Post #342021
I went ahead and played it, and it's gooood. Reminds me of a Blood map in a lot of ways. I love all the new functions they've added to the weapons, and the new enemies. They can really shred you up on skill 3, so the extra firepower is very much appreciated. That minigun, oh baby.

I also finished playing the Resident Evil 2 remake, going Leon A/Claire B on hardcore mode, which puts ink ribbons back in and makes the supplies really damn scarce. I can't believe how good the game turned out. First time through I had to be super cautious with my ammo, and scour the place for anything that could help. The level design's better than the original, connecting up in ways it didn't before, which is just super when Mr. X is chasing you around the place. They've stripped out a few enemies, and turned one or two bosses into set-piecey encounters which kind of sucks. I'm not a fan of the new character interpretations, they feel like baby-faced cosplayers acting out some HBO drama, but the gameplay carries it the whole way. It won't replace it for me, but it does make a great companion piece to the original.
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Here's a big old album full of spoilers.
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Posted 5 months ago2019-02-15 15:47:19 UTC Post #342031
I went Claire A/Leon B my first run. Still working on the B campaign. I'm really impressed with how it turned out as well. My PC has to settle for medium settings sadly. It's getting on it years. Didn't diminish the experience however, and I absolutely loved it. Can't wait to jump back in tonight and hopefully wrap up Leon B so I can dive right back in with Leon A. :P
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 2 months ago2019-05-19 22:46:26 UTC Post #342636
That console has a Half-Life textureThat console has a Half-Life texture
Sounds like... Saving Private Ryan? I just watched that movie the other daySounds like... Saving Private Ryan? I just watched that movie the other day
This game is titled Blade of Agony, a story-driven FPS. The project is inspired by WWII shooters from the 90's and early 2000's, like Wolfenstein 3D, Medal of Honor, and Call of Duty, but with faster-paced gameplay in the spirit of Doom! The game can be played standalone using the GZDoom engine as a base (taken from the BoA website).

Get your own copy here

Graphics options are very extensive and you may need to spend some time configuring your preferred settings and whatnot.
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 2 months ago2019-05-20 13:19:50 UTC Post #342637
Gonna have to check that out.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 1 month ago2019-05-21 14:31:26 UTC Post #342641
Knocked out a few oldies. Apologies for the screenshot spam.

Terminator: Future Shock

I can't say this is a great, but it feels pretty ambitious for 1995. One of the first true-3D games with mouse look, huge environments, and some surprisingly decent (and bloody hard) jeep and hunter-killer vehicle levels. But it's far from perfect, there's really sketchy player physics, making some of the jumping sections really tedious. It starts spawning massive, deadly enemies literally in your face, and it all starts getting a bit samey, but I enjoyed it. It's a fascinating oddity from the early 3D era.
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Mega Man Legends

I've been meaning to play this one for ages, because I've always loved the way it looked. It's cute as hell. The controls are a bit odd, coming before the PlayStation got Dual Analog sticks, and the combat's simplistic, but it's packed full of character and great moments. There's a vibrant overworld full of secret quests, and a big, interconnected, underground dungeon that unfolds a bit like a Metroidvania game. Just a really charming little adventure, I can't wait to check out the others.
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Posted 2 weeks ago2019-07-05 03:23:32 UTC Post #342841
I got "Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons" years ago, but the two-handed keyboard control daunted me so much that I gave up in frustration.

Fast forward five years. My son is now 12, and he's so much more dexterous than I am (it helps that he's actually ambidextrous, writing with his right and eating with his left). I loaded up the game for him to play, and he mastered the control within minutes.

I got to experience the game vicariously through him. I joined him toward the second half of the game, controlling the Big Brother while he controlled the Little Brother. We shared one of the most memorable gaming experience together.
satchmo satchmoWhat you can do today should have been done yesterday.
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