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Posted by Mattybu, 02.08.2014 - 18:39
I'm down to my last 2 PS3 games to beat- Grand Theft Auto 4 and God of War III. I hope I can get through them before summer's over. Not so worried about God of War but I get the feeling GTA is going to be a looong story and the gameplay isn't exactly stellar so it might be a bit of a mission.
13.12.2016 - 17:12
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Written by Paz on 13.12.2016 at 16:48


You're still way better than me

When Bloodborne came out I'd been playing Dark Souls 2 for weeks so was properly set up and trained in dodging rather than using a shield I haven't played the DLC yet though which seems to be way harder than the main game.
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13.12.2016 - 22:17
Paz
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Written by Guest on 13.12.2016 at 17:12

When Bloodborne came out I'd been playing Dark Souls 2 for weeks so was properly set up and trained in dodging rather than using a shield I haven't played the DLC yet though which seems to be way harder than the main game.

Oh, that explains everything We'll see. Honestly, I don't even know how to access the DLC. I just hope it is not as complicated as in DS1...

So far, the only downfall of the game is the lack of weapons in the early levels. But Kirkhammer is probably my all-time fave when it comes to Miyazaki's games. I love the moveset. And when powered, it really hits hard!
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21.12.2016 - 22:39
Cass
From times to times I play Brutal Doom. If someone doesn't know it:
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26.12.2016 - 13:35
Dima
Arx Fatalis

Old as dirt. Doesn't even work w/o a community install. In fact it dropped in the same year as Morrowind which is probably why it's fairly unknown. While quite tedious at times with it's backtracking and lack of sprint it has some interesting ideas. To use spells you draw symbols with your mouse like you do in The Void. Nice experimentation but it doesn't really mesh that well. It's too gimmicky for a game like this. 99% of the time I just walk backwards while trying to get the game to register the right spell as the enemy charges me. It has one of if not the best footstep sounds of any game and an interesting cooking feature. Ambience is nice too. The fact that most of the game is underground leads to areas feeling a bit samey. It's also a shame the stealth system is nowhere near as refined as Thief's to take advantage of the great footstep sounds. In the end not on par with Morrowind but solid regardless.

Abzu

Journey's child. Absolutely gorgeous with a tasteful OST. Very relaxing although I wish it was a smidgen longer. The main character has very nice animations and you can swim into a massive school of fish! As you can imagine it's quite taxing on your hardware.
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31.12.2016 - 21:11
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Written by Cass on 21.12.2016 at 22:39

From times to times I play Brutal Doom. If someone doesn't know it:


i speedrun it for most part of last year. Only thing i could not managed to do is to make rocket jump in e1m7 to shorten my time by about 2 minutes on that map (i could do the small rocket jump that cuts about 1 minute there ).

i dont like v20 though cause Sergeant Mark IV messed with jump/gravity on it so it became a bit slower .
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01.01.2017 - 20:32
IronAngel
Meh, finished W2 and grabbed Wild Hunt GOTY from the Steam sale. I am very sceptical of it - W2 was okayish - but since it's lauded left and right as the BEST GAME EVER I guess I need to give it a shot. If it's mediocre, at least I can trash it to irritate rabid fans.
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01.01.2017 - 23:44
Metren
The What The?
Found an original PS 1 Final Fantasy VII at the city where I am currently working. Cost me 47 euros, but it was in mint condition and I didn't have the PS 1 version yet. Happy as hell, gonna be playing (for the fourth time overall) soon, one of the greatest games of all time.
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02.01.2017 - 09:21
Paz
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Only the last boss has left in Bloodborne Thankfully they've added some cool new weapons with the DLC. The Brador's set is also hella nice.

Dark Souls III is already waiting for its' turn...
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02.01.2017 - 11:23
ylside
Written by Dima on 26.12.2016 at 13:35

Arx Fatalis

Old as dirt. Doesn't even work w/o a community install. In fact it dropped in the same year as Morrowind which is probably why it's fairly unknown. While quite tedious at times with it's backtracking and lack of sprint it has some interesting ideas. To use spells you draw symbols with your mouse like you do in The Void. Nice experimentation but it doesn't really mesh that well. It's too gimmicky for a game like this. 99% of the time I just walk backwards while trying to get the game to register the right spell as the enemy charges me. It has one of if not the best footstep sounds of any game and an interesting cooking feature. Ambience is nice too. The fact that most of the game is underground leads to areas feeling a bit samey. It's also a shame the stealth system is nowhere near as refined as Thief's to take advantage of the great footstep sounds. In the end not on par with Morrowind but solid regardless.

I highly approve
You can store up to 3 spells so that you can cast them instantly
It's ambiance is better than Morrowind imo (but of course, different games etc)
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02.01.2017 - 12:29
Dima
Written by ylside on 02.01.2017 at 11:23

I highly approve
You can store up to 3 spells so that you can cast them instantly
It's ambiance is better than Morrowind imo (but of course, different games etc)


Ye I know :p ...but trying to save the spell (the beam spell in particular) was the most painful thing. It's like if you don't release shift +ctrl at the EXACT same time you'll cast instead...which happens to me A LOT (and unexpectedly cause I EXPECT IT TO WORK GODDAMMIT) ...which leads to me getting constantly startled by the sheer resonance and loudness of it's sound effect because if I lower the volume any further I won't be able to hear the ambient effects as the sounds are tied to the same audio slider so like what's the point of playing the game if I can't hear the clanking of my boisterous boots on the cobblestone dungeon floor, the nervous twitching of ribbiting slimy frogs, the water leakages and tortured souls.

Ye vastly different games. One's claustrophobic and the other's vast and open but I share your sentiments there.
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02.01.2017 - 12:39
Dima
Baldur's Gate 2

A blast so far. Skipped the 1st one because no time. I chose to pick this up because it always comes up in 'best dialogue' and 'best RPG' discussions. Quests are adventurous with many creative dialogue lines. Combat is tough at times so thank RPGesus for quick save and quick load.

To be honest I would be playing Planescape Torment instead but it's not on Steam and I was too lazy to make a GoG account. Soon after purchasing BG2 I briefly researched the best quotes on each game and Planescape's offerings trump BG2's. After I finish this game I may have to make that GoG account after all. When a game has lines this how can you not want to play it?... (open image in new tab if too small)



This isn't too say BG2's isn't pure quality, it really is but I'm yet to come across anything remotely close to it.
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10.01.2017 - 12:21
IronAngel
Okay yeah, I kind of get the hype now. Wild Hunt is definitely the best Witcher game. The second didn't have much actual witchering to do, it was a linear political drama. This one is all about the work.

It's not terribly difficult, though. I started with the second hardest difficulty and yeah, the prologue was fairly challenging. Once I got into the world, though, I upped it to Death March and it's still pretty easy. That's a shame, I wanted some hardcore monsterslaying tactics.

I'm still in Velen so I expect some of the exploration will get old (oh look another bandit camp) and there are issues with it: story relies on random book trivia completely unknown to you even if you finished both previous games; markers are so unambiguous that there's no real exploration; character build is almost as narrow and inconsequential as before (which is part of staying true to the character, sure); right-clicking to follow glowing red objects is not very interesting gameplay to "investigate" every single thing; combat is repetitive.

So no, I don't see how this is the greatest game ever. I think it's lacking in core gameplay. The quests, dialogue and world, though, are really good. Many details that make the semi-open world seem more interesting than, say, Arkham City or Skyrim.
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12.01.2017 - 08:31
BitterCOld
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Written by Dima on 02.01.2017 at 12:39

Baldur's Gate 2

A blast so far. Skipped the 1st one because no time. I chose to pick this up because it always comes up in 'best dialogue' and 'best RPG' discussions. Quests are adventurous with many creative dialogue lines. Combat is tough at times so thank RPGesus for quick save and quick load.

To be honest I would be playing Planescape Torment instead but it's not on Steam and I was too lazy to make a GoG account. Soon after purchasing BG2 I briefly researched the best quotes on each game and Planescape's offerings trump BG2's. After I finish this game I may have to make that GoG account after all. When a game has lines this how can you not want to play it?... (open image in new tab if too small)



This isn't too say BG2's isn't pure quality, it really is but I'm yet to come across anything remotely close to it.


Your pathetic magics are useless. LET THIS END!

Sorry, had to chime in with one of my fave Irenicus quotes. Used that far too often in P-N-P sessions. BG2 is still one of my absolute faves.
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17.01.2017 - 23:13
Zaph
The Nothingth
Anyone know any good (preferably cheap/indie/...) co-op games for 3 to 4 people? Just finished the Trine trilogy with some friends and I love playing those kind of games.
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18.01.2017 - 14:10
Metren
The What The?
Written by Dima on 02.01.2017 at 12:39

Baldur's Gate 2

A blast so far. Skipped the 1st one because no time. I chose to pick this up because it always comes up in 'best dialogue' and 'best RPG' discussions. Quests are adventurous with many creative dialogue lines. Combat is tough at times so thank RPGesus for quick save and quick load.

To be honest I would be playing Planescape Torment instead but it's not on Steam and I was too lazy to make a GoG account. Soon after purchasing BG2 I briefly researched the best quotes on each game and Planescape's offerings trump BG2's. After I finish this game I may have to make that GoG account after all. When a game has lines this how can you not want to play it?


At least BG 2 is a game and not a book that's pretending to be a game
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18.01.2017 - 14:26
Dima
Written by Zaph on 17.01.2017 at 23:13

Anyone know any good (preferably cheap/indie/...) co-op games for 3 to 4 people? Just finished the Trine trilogy with some friends and I love playing those kind of games.


An obvious choice is Don't Starve Together. However that game is basically never ending so might not be what you're looking for.

Written by BitterCOld on 12.01.2017 at 08:31


Your pathetic magics are useless. LET THIS END!

Sorry, had to chime in with one of my fave Irenicus quotes. Used that far too often in P-N-P sessions. BG2 is still one of my absolute faves.


I love his voice.

Written by Metren on 18.01.2017 at 14:10

At least BG 2 is a game and not a book that's pretending to be a game



heh true. I hear its 75% reading 25% combat.
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18.01.2017 - 14:47
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Written by Dima on 18.01.2017 at 14:26

I love his voice.

Yeah David Warner is great. He's in a few of my favourite films, Time Bandits and Tron in particular, and probably the reason I persisted with BG2 through its janky combat.

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18.01.2017 - 18:23
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by Dima on 18.01.2017 at 14:26

An obvious choice is Don't Starve Together. However that game is basically never ending so might not be what you're looking for.

Yeah, preferably a game with a story that has a beginning and end. (Middle isn't necessary)
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20.01.2017 - 02:26
Sonic MrSumo
Just finished SOMA. What a truly amazing game. Top 3 horror games of all time for me.
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20.01.2017 - 10:53
Dima
Written by Sonic MrSumo on 20.01.2017 at 02:26

Just finished SOMA. What a truly amazing game. Top 3 horror games of all time for me.


The enemies ruined that game for me Shame cause the rest I enjoyed.
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20.01.2017 - 12:38
Sonic MrSumo
Written by Dima on 20.01.2017 at 10:53


The enemies ruined that game for me Shame cause the rest I enjoyed.


What was wrong with them?
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20.01.2017 - 12:52
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Been playing Bravely Default for a bit. I'm really liking it but I think the dungeons are where this game is going to fall. So far they've all been very similar in structure and look. Once again it pales in comparison to the handcrafted unique areas of Final Fantasy 7, 8 and 9.
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20.01.2017 - 14:12
Dima
Written by Sonic MrSumo on 20.01.2017 at 12:38

Written by Dima on 20.01.2017 at 10:53


The enemies ruined that game for me Shame cause the rest I enjoyed.


What was wrong with them?


Most of them were real nuisances I find. Anxiousness immediately turned to annoyance. Hesitantly exploring ruins sabotaged by stupid enemies that you can't look at or be near. Also the distortion affect that you get when looking at them is honestly the most bone headed affect I've ever come across. I think you can disable it but I didn't know that at the time and it riled me up so much I don't even care that i'm getting properly mad just thinking about something that can probably be disabled with one click
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20.01.2017 - 14:45
Sonic MrSumo
Written by Dima on 20.01.2017 at 14:12


Most of them were real nuisances I find. Anxiousness immediately turned to annoyance.


I found them genuinely creepy and original...but fairly easy.

Anyway, great game - right up there with Silent Hill 2 and Condemned.
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24.01.2017 - 09:26
Paz
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Dark Souls III is easy as pie. The only boss that took me some time was the Nameless King. But then again, I wouldn't even find Archdragon Peak without cheating =P And here comes the question: are the DLC's worth it? I'm hoping for The Old Hunters' quality content...
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24.01.2017 - 11:11
Dima
Written by Paz on 24.01.2017 at 09:26

Dark Souls III is easy as pie. The only boss that took me some time was the Nameless King. But then again, I wouldn't even find Archdragon Peak without cheating =P And here comes the question: are the DLC's worth it? I'm hoping for The Old Hunters' quality content...


+ weapons
+ armour
+ level design
+ final boss
+ PvP arena

~ OST

- short
- Enemy placement + aggro
- Dark Souls 2 approach to difficulty at times
- Chameleon lever

- - Not TOH
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24.01.2017 - 11:18
Paz
News Man
^ Not bad. I was expecting more drawbacks... Let's just hope that The Ringed City will be even better!
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26.01.2017 - 23:56
ylside
Written by IronAngel on 10.01.2017 at 12:21

It's not terribly difficult, though. I started with the second hardest difficulty and yeah, the prologue was fairly challenging. Once I got into the world, though, I upped it to Death March and it's still pretty easy. That's a shame, I wanted some hardcore monsterslaying tactics.
though, are really good. Many details that make the semi-open world seem more interesting than, say, Arkham City or Skyrim.

Heh, we are both at the same place, I am in Velen aswell with the Blood and Broken bones difficulty.
Witcher 3 is much more better than W2, and I really liked 2.
One of my main interests now is looking for witcher gear.


Written by Dima on 02.01.2017 at 12:39

Baldur's Gate 2
This isn't too say BG2's isn't pure quality, it really is but I'm yet to come across anything remotely close to it.

BG2 is excellent - in terms of battle epicness I haven't found anything remotely close.
DEFINITELY play Planescape Torment. You cannot not play it. It deserves all the praise it has.


Written by Sonic MrSumo on 20.01.2017 at 02:26

Just finished SOMA. What a truly amazing game. Top 3 horror games of all time for me.

I will play it soon enough, what are the other 2 in your Top list ? I hope Penumbra Black Plague and Amnesia ? lol
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27.01.2017 - 12:45
IronAngel
Written by ylside on 26.01.2017 at 23:56

Heh, we are both at the same place, I am in Velen aswell with the Blood and Broken bones difficulty.
Witcher 3 is much more better than W2, and I really liked 2.
One of my main interests now is looking for witcher gear.


I'm done with the Velen main quest now and I did most of the side quests/contracts in my level range. (There's still markers to explore closeby, and in the farther reaches the level goes up so I'm supposed to come back later.) But the thing is, I'm already level 12 and the suggestion to enter Novigrad is lvl 10. I am worried the game is just going to get easier and easier as I progress. I looked at some of the Alchemy skills, and they seem quite strong (45% attack power from Synergy with three red skills slotted; or heightened max Toxicity to use decoctions with potions). Maybe, if it gets too easy, I'll slot no skills that just increase numbers and instead go for fun, tactical options (gonna specialize in bombs anyhow).

But yeah, it hasn't let me down so far. Some of the shortcomings are obvious enough to make the rabid fanboys seem weird, but for an AAA title it's surprisingly detailed.

In other news, I grabbed the complete Endless Legend bundle off a sale. I always fall for 4X deals and buy them, but end up never having time to play them. This one seems really good, but I don't know if it's so much an improvement over Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes, Age of Wonders, Civ IV/V, Galactic Civs II or whatever other games I've bought and forgotten about to warrant getting into.
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27.01.2017 - 14:08
ylside
Written by IronAngel on 27.01.2017 at 12:45

I'm done with the Velen main quest now and I did most of the side quests/contracts in my level range. (There's still markers to explore closeby, and in the farther reaches the level goes up so I'm supposed to come back later.) But the thing is, I'm already level 12 and the suggestion to enter Novigrad is lvl 10. I am worried the game is just going to get easier and easier as I progress. I looked at some of the Alchemy skills, and they seem quite strong (45% attack power from Synergy with three red skills slotted; or heightened max Toxicity to use decoctions with potions). Maybe, if it gets too easy, I'll slot no skills that just increase numbers and instead go for fun, tactical options (gonna specialize in bombs anyhow).


Currently at lvl 11, and I randomly go explore and try to kill high level creatures here and there.
The alchemy skill tree is the one I least invested points on ! for now that is. I currently aim at Quen - Igni - Axii. The Quen damage absorption turned into vitality is great...

And the question that I am currently asking is what kind of armor to specialise on... light or medium... (Cat school or Griffin)

Oh and one more thing, I DID NOT KNOW that Places of power give skill points at first until I reached Velen...... so I had to come back and go "shopping". I thought it was just a one time thing for all the places of power, not only for one.
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