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Posted by IronAngel on 27.05.2014 at 12:20
I guess I'm dated, but it never even occured to me that the first Witcher looked dated. What bothered me is that they used the same fucking five or six models for every NPC, except a few central to the plot, and the art style is completely different. The side characters look comical and cartoonish, whereas the PC and some other people are proportioned more realistically. The game slogs pretty bad for the first half, but gets better towards the end. I think it had the world, the mood and to a lesser extent the story going for it, but the gameplay and pacing was a little meh. Good game but didn't compel me to play 2 yet. (I started, but quit in the stupid prison sequence with pathetic stealth.)

If you like grand strategy and historical sims, Crusader Kings II is pretty amazing. Breed your own dynasty and try to keep them in power amidst the tanged webs of feudalism. With Old Gods, you can sacrifice the pope on an altar to Odin, too. You don't exactly "win" that game, the fun is in the unexpected.



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The Shape 1973

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  26.12.2015 at 19:55
Written by Dima on 26.12.2015 at 16:52

Bought BF Bad Company 2 off steam just so I don't have to use my Origin version. Game is as brilliant now as it was back then. Truly one of the best (MP) FPS games ever made. Might be the only shooter where I love every map. Truly a paean to map design.

Never mind the multiplayer. The campaign was one of the last great FPS single players.
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Dima

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  27.12.2015 at 01:52
Written by The Shape 1973 on 26.12.2015 at 19:55

Written by Dima on 26.12.2015 at 16:52

Bought BF Bad Company 2 off steam just so I don't have to use my Origin version. Game is as brilliant now as it was back then. Truly one of the best (MP) FPS games ever made. Might be the only shooter where I love every map. Truly a paean to map design.

Never mind the multiplayer. The campaign was one of the last great FPS single players.


Ye I had fun. Very comedic. It's been like 5 years though so I don't remember any lines. You've given me an urge to replay it now lel

Written by nightwica on 26.12.2015 at 18:12

Well my all time favourites were GTA and NFS, so I wasn't really that RPG kind of person. Of course then WoW changed me but still, I didn't really play many RPGs, I am not sure why...
I played Kingdoms of Amalur:Reckoning tho, and it was rather good. ^.^


Well lets just say if you enjoy the beginning couple hours you should love the game as it only gets better.
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The Shape 1973

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  27.12.2015 at 14:36
Written by Dima on 26.12.2015 at 16:52

Bought BF Bad Company 2 off steam just so I don't have to use my Origin version. Game is as brilliant now as it was back then. Truly one of the best (MP) FPS games ever made. Might be the only shooter where I love every map. Truly a paean to map design.

Such a shame they never continued the story line on subsequent games. The relationship between the characters was gold. The way they bounced off each other was as good as Trevor, Michael and Franklyn in GTAV. Not been seen since unfortunately.
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nightwica

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  29.12.2015 at 17:58
Written by Dima on 27.12.2015 at 01:52

Written by nightwica on 26.12.2015 at 18:12

Well my all time favourites were GTA and NFS, so I wasn't really that RPG kind of person. Of course then WoW changed me but still, I didn't really play many RPGs, I am not sure why...
I played Kingdoms of Amalur:Reckoning tho, and it was rather good. ^.^


Well lets just say if you enjoy the beginning couple hours you should love the game as it only gets better.


To be honest, now that I entered chapter II (yeah, I am progressing slowly, not much time to play ), and again am loaded with quest I am not as keen ... But it will change, I know.
Maco

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  30.12.2015 at 06:56
I think this is the right thread....

Played the first 3 Project Zero/Fatal Frame games for the first time. Great game. Loved the plot.
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Dima

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  03.01.2016 at 16:55
Bought This War of Mine. It's so depressing...I have a problematic tendency of getting overly attached to things and music only exacerbates that. Uhhh
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  07.01.2016 at 23:04
Some way through Stasis now. Am quite enjoying it. An isometric sci-fi / horror puzzle point and click, with vibes of Alien, Event Horizon etc. It's very pretty, for an isometric game, and genuinely quite creepy at times. I seem to keep waking up at about 4am the past few days so it seemed like an opportune time to dive into it. Some of the puzzles are a bit silly, and really don't make an awful amount of sense but I've experienced worse. My main gripe is the female character's voice acting. It's horrendous. Intrigued to see where the story goes at any rate.
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  09.01.2016 at 17:08
This War of Mine done. It scratches an area not very often covered in VGs. I think it was fairly successful. A tad repetitive and sometimes it's hard to show sympathy to the characters cause their lamentations are verbally shown with very similar lines. Some choices make you feel like a real degenerate so they got that bit right.

Moved onto Sunless Sea. Lovecraftian, text based, lore/story heavy, 'roguelite'. Fuck it's so slow at the beginning and it takes forever to get going, especially w/o a guide. Once you've died ideally you'd want to look up a guide on how to approach the first couple of hours otherwise you'll be dying constantly and doing the same missions over and over again. That said, the text is creative, imaginative and exposition heavy...but not like MGS exposition heavy where you hardly understand anything. It has some of the best script i've seen in a game in a long time. The artstyle is great too.

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 07.01.2016 at 23:04

Some way through Stasis now.



Wish isometric games would just banish. Quite arbitrary but I really don't like that POV. Not as bad as full on top down though Just me though HA
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  09.01.2016 at 17:20
Written by Dima on 09.01.2016 at 17:08


Wish isometric games would just banish. Quite arbitrary but I really don't like that POV. Not as bad as full on top down though Just me though HA

I know what you mean. I think if you're going to go down the pre-rendered route at least make each screen from a different perspective, ala FF7, 8, 9 etc. It's not always easy to tell what you're looking at in isometric games.
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  14.01.2016 at 07:22
I decided to play Dark souls 2 again after coming from Bloodborne. The moveset of weapons feel a little more limited and the game it self feels lot more slower than usual. I've also noticed a little more input lag in the game.
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Dima

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  14.01.2016 at 09:53
Written by Mad Arab666 on 14.01.2016 at 07:22

I decided to play Dark souls 2 again after coming from Bloodborne. The moveset of weapons feel a little more limited and the game it self feels lot more slower than usual. I've also noticed a little more input lag in the game.


I did the same thing a month ago. Big mistake. 5 hours into it I quit. Haven't touched it since :/
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Dima

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  16.01.2016 at 15:12
Dragon's Catma is pretty kewl. Spent 2-3 hours on character + pawn creation to create Revolver Ocelot and Yennefer >.>
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Mad Arab666

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  16.01.2016 at 18:36
Written by Dima on 14.01.2016 at 09:53

Written by Mad Arab666 on 14.01.2016 at 07:22

I decided to play Dark souls 2 again after coming from Bloodborne. The moveset of weapons feel a little more limited and the game it self feels lot more slower than usual. I've also noticed a little more input lag in the game.


I did the same thing a month ago. Big mistake. 5 hours into it I quit. Haven't touched it since :/


I found myself getting into it a little more after a few hours but I still get the itch to play Bloodborne. I'm playing the scholar of the first sin so it feels a little more fresher than usual. I just hope Dark souls 3 has the speed of Bloodborne but I think I'm being spoiled there.

I might possibly jump back on the Witcher 3 since I haven't played the DLCs yet even though I own them.

Overall this year, I'm only looking forward to FF15, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Doom 4.
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  17.01.2016 at 13:21
Anyone played Survival Island 3? I think it's getting banned here.
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  21.01.2016 at 00:41
Darkest Dungeon.

Been playing it all today, I forgot how addictive it was. Now it's out of early access it has a few changes from the very early version I played, most notably diseases, corpses getting in the way etc. While they do all make it more difficult the RNG aspect seems to be infinitely fairer. I almost never miss now, whereas the enemies seem to miss on occasion. Have played around a little with the new characters, and they're fun and all, but I got pretty used to two separate set-ups, so generally been sticking with that. Not actually very far into at the moment, just accruing money, exp. etc. because I don't really play the game how one should. I love everything about it though, pretty much.
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  24.01.2016 at 01:39
Mad Max
Risk of Rain
Gods Will Be Watching
Dima

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  26.01.2016 at 13:48
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 21.01.2016 at 00:41

Darkest Dungeon.

Been playing it all today, I forgot how addictive it was. Now it's out of early access it has a few changes from the very early version I played, most notably diseases, corpses getting in the way etc. While they do all make it more difficult the RNG aspect seems to be infinitely fairer. I almost never miss now, whereas the enemies seem to miss on occasion. Have played around a little with the new characters, and they're fun and all, but I got pretty used to two separate set-ups, so generally been sticking with that. Not actually very far into at the moment, just accruing money, exp. etc. because I don't really play the game how one should. I love everything about it though, pretty much.


The crits I get are bullshit. 99% of them happen when they aren't required. Enemies don't play by the same rules. Why don't corpses show up when I die? HMMM!?!? Not cool. It's an uncommon situation to be in but that's no excuse. Rest is pretty good I think. Yet to reach the first boss..
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  26.01.2016 at 22:15
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. Good tactical shooter. You have to think about attacks, rather than go in all Call Of Duty.

Just too many "team killers" to spoil things. Really don't see the point of killing your allies. Z0mbify67 you are a fucking dick.
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  28.01.2016 at 20:23
Finally got Fallout 4 down here. Enjoying it thus far. Cannot wait to run around old Fenway Park and paff people with my shotgun.
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IronAngel

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  30.01.2016 at 18:39
Written by Belegûr on 24.01.2016 at 01:39

Mad Max
Risk of Rain
Gods Will Be Watching


All of them on my mental maybe-wishlist. But I also have some 60 games on my actual Steam wishlist and roughly the same number of to-be-played games in my library. Are they good? Risk of Rain especially - say I want to buy an action platformer roguelike. Should that be it, or is maybe Spelunky or Rogue Legacy better use of my time (which is more valuable than money, tbh)?
Belegûr
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  31.01.2016 at 03:51
Written by IronAngel on 30.01.2016 at 18:39

Written by Belegûr on 24.01.2016 at 01:39

Mad Max
Risk of Rain
Gods Will Be Watching


All of them on my mental maybe-wishlist. But I also have some 60 games on my actual Steam wishlist and roughly the same number of to-be-played games in my library. Are they good? Risk of Rain especially - say I want to buy an action platformer roguelike. Should that be it, or is maybe Spelunky or Rogue Legacy better use of my time (which is more valuable than money, tbh)?


Out of all those choices I would recommend Rogue Legacy first. God's will be watching is a great game, but it's not for everyone. It is very reliant on trial and error, but I loved it. Mad max is a great open world game. I'm still getting used to risk of rain, I'm finding it quote difficult!
Dima

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  31.01.2016 at 16:21
Dumped 40 hours into Darkest Dungeon. Early GOTY candidate followed up by Dragon's Dogma. My only looming issue with the game is the possible need to manage what areas you tackle. I can totally see myself locking out some areas (and therefore some bosses) because all my guys are too high a level to access them which means the only way to get to those areas is to banish members of my crew to make room for lower level guys. This hasn't become an issue because I'm not far enough for it to be one but I can totally see it becoming one and I don't like it. I guess i'm just lazy. I don't want to manage that big a picture. Apart from that I think the game is borderline perfection. Strategic, thoughtful, simple yet visually impactful animations, great storytelling, voice acting beyond this world, appealing comic booky aesthetic, morbid creature designs, tons of differentiated classes, cool looking loot. Devs should be damn proud. Oh and I honestly see nothing wrong with corpses.
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Potorro

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  03.02.2016 at 03:21
Tried out Vermintide. And I'm kinda disappointed. It first looked great, but the game keeps crashing all the friggin time. So you're kinda forced to put the graph settings in low/medium which sucks, even if you're computer can support high end stuff. Then I did the first 2 missions and it kept crashing near the end. Fuck that shit.
The game itself is fun, the gruesome atmosphere is great. I sort of dislike the big fights coz you can't see shit, a third person camera would be of great help in those cases (maybe I'm just not use to first person). Good thing is I got it off a sale, though not sure it's worth the money.
Dima

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  06.02.2016 at 16:01
Given up on Darkest Dungeon. I love the narration, the gameplay etc, I still recommend it but i'm 55 hours in and nowhere near the end. I really cbf finishing the story. Basically there are 3 tiers of levels and to progress through the story you gotta beat half a dozen or so bosses 3 times, 1 in each tier. Also late game difficulty is a bunch of bs. I'm sorry but having a character with 40 hp get crit for 34 by mid tier minion is a bunch of boiled horse bollocks. RNG isn't inherently wrong, it's fine in this game until late game. Now to go play Witcher 1 for the umpteenth time...
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ylside

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  06.02.2016 at 16:06
Currently going through Technobabylon - so far, much much better than Gemini Rue.
EDIT : Finished it, Excellent game. Highly recommended, after Primordia.
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James P Woods

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  09.02.2016 at 05:20
If there are any good Black Ops III zombie players hit me up PS4 only no Xfail looking for new allies to complete the easter egg on Der Eisendrache, you must have a working headset and thorough map knowledge cause I am very tired of playing with noobs who do not communicate and run around like derps revives for days
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Maco

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From: Peru

  14.02.2016 at 07:39
Had a nostalgic saturday remembering how awesome Mega Man x4 is. Damn I used to be good in that game, I lost the touch.

Also remembering how uplifting this little theme is.

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  14.02.2016 at 16:26
Visiting a classic...

Unreal Gold + OpenGL + High Resolution Texture packs + patch 227i

Fucking GLORIOUS !!!!
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Netzach

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  15.02.2016 at 20:06
Currently doing a nostalgia run of Neverwinter Nights + expansions... Great stuff.

The last really great game I played was The Witcher 3. Bought Fallout 4 when it was released but I think that will be the last time I ever give money to Bethesda. Uninspired world filled with plastic, lifeless characters as usual.
IronAngel

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  15.02.2016 at 21:34
Written by Netzach on 15.02.2016 at 20:06

Currently doing a nostalgia run of Neverwinter Nights + expansions... Great stuff.


Funnily enough, I don't think I ever finished any of the three campaigns, and yet NWN is one of my most-played games ever (maybe -the- most played, though League of Legends may have overtaken it) thanks to the amazing multiplayer possibilities. It isn't until now, with the upcoming release of Shards Online, that a viable competitor for privately-hosted custom persistent worlds (for role-playing) is being made. (Incidentally, I am writing lore for a server some of my NWN-buddies are making for Shards.)

I didn't make much of any of the NWN series campaigns except Mask of the Betrayer. That stuff is better than Baldur's Gate - or would be if you could actually build and control a party.

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