God damn, this game is pretty, and a lot of fun from the hour or so I've played of it. Hoping it has a Colony Wars feel the more I play it, perhaps when the story is fully implemented. Something I've been craving since... the last Colony Wars game. [Played a bit more of it; getting pretty good at it actually. Really great mechanics, but I think at this point it really needs a story mode as at the moment you seem to be doing more or less the same thing, only it gets harder. Mission based things in different sectors would really give this game its sheen, so looking forward to them getting round to doing that. Still having lots of fun just exploring each sector and slowly improving my ship. Got really far last time but accidentally boosted into an asteroid. Oy].
Also really enjoying Halcyon 6. Put a couple of hours into it so far. Kind of turn based J-RPG meets X-Com with resource management. Great artstyle and music too.
Haha! I freely admit that I have way too much time to play video games, I am one of those extremely lucky fuckers, who gets to spend a huge amount of their life playing But it's great.
Anyway, just started on Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition and liking it so far. The turn-based combat is fun. I just wish I didn't have to control 2 party members in conversations, makes me feel like a schizo. I wonder why they didn't just make it you (the player) and everyone else...
Same case for me. But most of the days I am way too fucked up that I just cook, eat and doze off with most probably a new metal/electronic album playing.
I'm more worried about missing and not playing console games than PC games cause once the hardware gets stopped from production and sales, its hard to get good games and will be a liability to maintain them in good condition. Thats why I really wanna catch up on console games like the Killzone, Resistance, Gran Turismo and early MGS series games on my PS3 which I've bought but currently sitting wasted back at my parent's place.
I'm more worried about missing and not playing console games than PC games cause once the hardware gets stopped from production and sales, its hard to get good games and will be a liability to maintain them in good condition.
That (and the price) is honestly why I don't play console games. I've got a PS2 and a few games I go back to, but it's really not worth the hassle. Too many PC games to play, plus a ton of older console games to emulate, that it's just easier to let consoles be.
I usually have 2-4 hours free time once the toddler is in bed, but often I use that watching films or reading with the wife, or writing stuff (I am writing the setting lore for an RP server we're releasing on Shards Online once it's out). I get to play a fairly good deal given my life situation, but nothing like a few years back. Maybe 5-10 hours a week, usually on the lower end of that spectrum.
You're probably right. Just looking above at how many wonderful new games people post above, mostly from steam which I frankly have no idea if they are free or paid. I probably have to start looking to play/check them out. But I am yet to explore RPG/strategy games in much detail so I haven't fell in love with it and delved deep into it yet.
And I just seem to can't write off/forget about console games very easily. The ONLY reason I bought a PS3 was to play the God of War series which I've loved ever since I've seen videos of that several years back and I finally finished the GoW1 on my PS3 last year. Similarly there are lot of real gems/games that can't be missed. Another example would be the Gears Of War series which I'm still yet to play. But hopefully since they have it on the new XBOX I can try it sometime soon.
But these days there's a pretty good chance a console game will get ported to PC eventually, barring the few console exclusives (which is why I buy a console at the end of its cycle). In the current generation there hasn't actually been too many PS4Bone games I'm envious of, as most have been announced as having ports at some point.
I'm thinking of buying Overwatch as my gateway into online gaming. Seems like it's actually fun.
I have God of War 1 and 2 sitting in my emulator folder waiting to be played. Just started Shadow of the Colossus, got to the first boss and had no idea how to proceed. It's great to be so far behind the times that once I get around to playing a game, it's already 3-10 years old and either very cheap or can be emulated. So it's not that I'm against console gaming, I'm just cheap.
Shadow of the Colossus is probably one of the few games I'd say playing the HD version is almost vital for. The original had some shocking framerate issues which emulation can't solve. The HD version maintains a solid 30fps. Still a unique experience whatever platform it's played on though.