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Posted by Mattybu, 25.06.2014 - 19:01
Written by Ernis on 25.06.2014 at 18:32

Assassin's Creed: Black Flag is wonderful. At first I was sceptic about it because I wasn't exactly a fan of the naval missions in the previous instalment. Turns out it's just another great example of this series where every game is an improved version of its predecessor.


The DLC for that game actually looks really cool also. I have never played an AC game but I would try that DLC on it's own if I had the chance.
15.09.2016 - 03:34
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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.






Yay for space.
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16.09.2016 - 22:04
3rdWorld
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None. Last game I finished was NFS Hot Pursuit (2010).

^And you guys have fucking too much leisure time.

EDIT: That was not in 2010, a couple of months back.
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16.09.2016 - 23:58
Arcanewind
Dreadrealm
Written by 3rdWorld on 16.09.2016 at 22:04

^And you guys have fucking too much leisure time.


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...
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17.09.2016 - 02:12
BitterCOld
Gringo
I just have an hour or two at the end of the night to do what i want. sometimes it's gaming, sometimes i watch crap movies, sometimes audio books.
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17.09.2016 - 23:00
3rdWorld
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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.
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18.09.2016 - 22:14
IronAngel
Written by 3rdWorld on 17.09.2016 at 23:00

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.
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18.09.2016 - 22:20
3rdWorld
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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.
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19.09.2016 - 09:55
!J.O.O.E.!
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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.
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19.09.2016 - 10:16
IronAngel
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.
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19.09.2016 - 10:22
!J.O.O.E.!
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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.
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02.10.2016 - 02:32
Dima
Forza Horizon 3 is great...when it works.
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02.10.2016 - 05:50
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
About halfway through Pokémon Heart Gold.
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11.10.2016 - 16:16
BitterCOld
Gringo
Witcher 3 is turning me into fallout 4's Preston Garvey when riding the countryside.

"well, at least it's not raining."
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14.10.2016 - 21:40
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Just learned about an indie RPG named OFF. Looks like people associate it with Earthbound, Undertale, LISA et al so it must be hella good.OSt is pretty good so far.
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15.10.2016 - 16:05
3rdWorld
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Shadow of the Colossus looked delicious on HD truly. I have the remastered compilation of that and Ico. Have no idea when I'm gonna play it though.
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15.10.2016 - 17:36
!J.O.O.E.!
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Divinity II: Developer's Cut.

Have been craving a good PC RPG for a while now ever since watching Lobos play through Morrowind (which I've played to death) so grabbed this. Not really CRPG style though, more like action RPG with huge quasi-open world maps. Despite the not-always great reviews (outside of Steam anyway where it's lauded) it's definitely drawn me in. Story seems a bit standard but the humorous writing and pretty decent sidequesting (the mind-read ability really adds to it) has kept me sticking with it. Combat is the very definition of OK, but not great in any way, not as an archer anyway. I get the feeling this game could be overly hard if I played as any other build. But yeah, nice huge open maps to explore and visually it still holds up quite well despite its age. Have played a fair amount of it but haven't actually progressed much as you're able to turn into a dragon at some point which I've not yet been able to. Have mostly been sidequesting etc. Great fully voiced cast too.

Tried playing some Gothic 2. I really want to get into this game the controls and combat are so horrible I'm not sure I'll ever be able to.
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15.10.2016 - 18:38
3rdWorld
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Never found RPGs interesting so far. Gave Morrowind a try though but it only made me more dizzying. Have no idea where to start now. Though I kinda enjoyed the prologue of Fallout 3. That defo looks like the kind of RPG that I would love.
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15.10.2016 - 23:02
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Finished "OFF" today. It's huh..a 4 hour long RPG (?)
I didn't quite get the story, since it's all too abstract. I ended up with more theories than actual facts. Overall an interesting experience

I just wish the puzzles weren't that absurdly hard. Had to google the solution to at least 4 of them
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17.10.2016 - 13:36
Dima
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 15.10.2016 at 17:36

Not Divinity II: Origin Sin



I just started this game today too. It's been sitting in my library for ages. I'm about 20 minutes in..still speaking to all the vets but what has immediately increased my desire to continue is the mind reading ability. It's really been my priority ever since it was granted to me. I love how you can uncover the bs the merchant spills about his low, competitive prices with the ability. While I question if sacrificing xp is the right way to do things, it's definitely a nifty gameplay feature that's peaked my interest. I do like the dialogue so far too. Reminds me a bit of Vampire: TM-B. Also Tiresias has an awesome voice actor.
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17.10.2016 - 14:09
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Dima on 17.10.2016 at 13:36


I just started this game today too. It's been sitting in my library for ages. I'm about 20 minutes in..still speaking to all the vets but what has immediately increased my desire to continue is the mind reading ability. It's really been my priority ever since it was granted to me. I love how you can uncover the bs the merchant spills about his low, competitive prices with the ability. While I question if sacrificing xp is the right way to do things, it's definitely a nifty gameplay feature that's peaked my interest. I do like the dialogue so far too. Reminds me a bit of Vampire: TM-B. Also Tiresias has an awesome voice actor.

I found fairly earlyish into the game that you amount of xp you gain greatly outweighs how much you'll spend on mind reading. Obviously it's probably not worth reading the minds of people that require the bare minimum as it'll just be flavour text but otherwise I just read everyone's mind over the minimum. It's usually worth it.

I seem to have moved on to Guild Wars 2 at the moment (practically identical ganmeplay anyway) as it's free, but I'm sure I'll be back to Divinity II at some point.
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23.10.2016 - 14:03
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
No one else collecting Plunder Skulls on ESO?
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06.11.2016 - 21:11
IronAngel
I finally finished New Vegas. I took at least two long breaks from it, I think I started a year ago or something. It took a while to get going but once it did (once I got to the Strip, really), I was hooked. The gameplay is pretty lame (and your power ramps up really fast, combat going from frustratingly hard to trivial) but the story and faction dynamics are really good and most things you do feel meaningful somehow. A considerable difference from the whatever sidequests of TES games. (But then, I am also experienced enough with these kind of games by now not to accept the most boring errands.)

I have Underrail, Gothic, Withcer 2, Assassin's Creed 2 and Company of Heroes to finish but I'm not really feeling any of them. Meh, I rushed through the expansions and last mission of the main quest in two weeks to get to a new game but now I have nothing to play!
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06.11.2016 - 21:22
!J.O.O.E.!
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With any luck Obsidian will get dibs on the next Fallout game. It'll probably be horrendously buggy but should hopefully have the pretty good gameplay of Fallout 4 with an interesting world / story and meaningful quests along with it.
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07.11.2016 - 00:56
Arcanewind
Dreadrealm
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 06.11.2016 at 21:22

With any luck Obsidian will get dibs on the next Fallout game. It'll probably be horrendously buggy but should hopefully have the pretty good gameplay of Fallout 4 with an interesting world / story and meaningful quests along with it.


About Bethesda vs Obsidian:

You should love the absolute fuck out of this video:

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07.11.2016 - 12:41
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Arcanewind on 07.11.2016 at 00:56


About Bethesda vs Obsidian:

You should love the absolute fuck out of this video:



Will check that out in a bit, looks interesting!
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08.11.2016 - 11:49
Dima
Written by Arcanewind on 07.11.2016 at 00:56

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 06.11.2016 at 21:22

With any luck Obsidian will get dibs on the next Fallout game. It'll probably be horrendously buggy but should hopefully have the pretty good gameplay of Fallout 4 with an interesting world / story and meaningful quests along with it.


About Bethesda vs Obsidian:

You should love the absolute fuck out of this video:




neat vid. Fascinating way to explore a conventional topic. Wayyyy too short though. I feel like there's 5-10 minutes of fallout comparison missing there.
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08.11.2016 - 19:30
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by Arcanewind on 07.11.2016 at 00:56

About Bethesda vs Obsidian:

You should love the absolute fuck out of this video:

That was an interesting video. It's something I definitely notice in a lot of RPGs. The world just isn't as immersive as I want it to be, but now I know why. It's because I don't know what they eat.

Too bad I never got far into New Vegas because of the buggyness, but I will definitely retry it at some point.
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10.11.2016 - 05:48
3rdWorld
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Only played the prologue of Fallout 3 and kinda liked it. But I'm not an RPG expert to identify the flaws of Fallout already as I like quite what I saw off it. So Bethesda or Obsidian, new Fallout is always good. Buggyness puts me off a game the most though.
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11.11.2016 - 16:04
!J.O.O.E.!
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Played a few hours of Tyranny now. Haven't had much time in the combat yet but the premise is far more interesting than Pillars of Eternity (i.e. playing the "bad" guys), and seems to be a bit easier to get into lore wise so far. Supposedly it's only around 25 hours per playthrough but with a few very distinct ways of playing it so has genuine replayability. I think that's probably a good thing as PoE just went on and on and I could never be bothered to finish it after the 80 hour or so mark when my party had all maxed out their levels.
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11.11.2016 - 18:40
IronAngel
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 11.11.2016 at 16:04

Supposedly it's only around 25 hours per playthrough but with a few very distinct ways of playing it so has genuine replayability. I think that's probably a good thing as PoE just went on and on and I could never be bothered to finish it after the 80 hour or so mark when my party had all maxed out their levels.


This may be the biggest selling point for me. I just do not have time to slog through all the 100-hour RPGs I kinda want to play.

I finally picked up Witcher 2 myself. I started it twice but didn't get past the prologue. I feel a little more interested now. The first game was alright, and what I like about both is the witchering: the notion that you need to find the right ingredients and make the right preparations to hunt down monsters. Information about them comes from books you actually want to read. I think the execution waters down the idea with too much AAA handholding, but at least it's something.

But my god, these stupid cutscenes around every corner.
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