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Posted by Stunning Cactus, 22.07.2014 - 08:10
Currently playing Smite. Pretty much a rip off of League of Legends and every other game like it, but still slightly unique and entertaining.
04.03.2017 - 23:03
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Written by Guest on 04.03.2017 at 11:27

Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8 and New Super Mario Bros U... on my PC, with a PS3 gamepad, in glorious 4K. God bless technology and emulators.

Nah, Fuck God. Fuck Technology. Earlier I used to worry about not having PS3 with me, now it's been 3 months since I even used wifi.
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04.03.2017 - 23:12
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Written by 3rdWorld on 04.03.2017 at 23:03

Nah, Fuck God. Fuck Technology. Earlier I used to worry about not having PS3 with me, now it's been 3 months since I even used wifi.

This would be me in your position.

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05.03.2017 - 05:25
Maco
Handbanana
Written by Metren on 04.03.2017 at 11:43

Ending aside, why did you like it enough to give it a higher score than the first 2 games?


Because I had more fun with that game than the previous two. Because the mechanics were improved even more. Because the voice acting was way more convincing than the previous two.
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05.03.2017 - 12:25
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It was mechanically superior for sure, but I'd say the least memorable of the 3. Actually the best bit was the Citadel DLC probably. Even though the mechanics are weak as hell the first is still the best for me. The story, sprawling levels and sense of exploration and newness / mystery make it an all time top game. ME3 is worth way more than 5/10 though.
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05.03.2017 - 21:06
IronAngel
The first was the best game in the ME series, yeah. For a while I thought 2 was, but then I realized I was duped by improvements to things that did not matter. Sure the combat is smoother, but it's still shit and not what I'm playing it for. My relationship to the series is very ambivalent. I enjoyed it a lot, but it also embodies (and is to blame for) many things wrong with modern RPGs. Love to hate it but can't help loving it.


I got sick of the Wild Hunt halfway through, and I am replaying Mask of the Betrayer, having realized I never finished it. Holy shit it's good, I was too young and inexperienced with western CRPGs when I first played it to see just how great it is. The combat is pretty bad, but that's the case with every single Obsidian (and BioWare) game ever.

In fact, the writing is right up there with Planescape: Torment. What it lacks in humour and weirdness it makes up for in better pacing. And although I said the gameplay is bad, it's still miles ahead of PS:T. The character building is fun, and it's not completely Obsidian's fault epic-level D&D doesn't play very well. They might have made it turn-based as sticked with a level range of 10-20 or so, it could have set the gold standard for RPGs.

With stuff like this in fairly recent memory, it baffles me how people can actually consider "cinematic" blockbuster mediocrity like Witcher and Mass Effect the pinnacle of RPG writing/storytelling. They are good, entertaining games in their own right but come on. I have yet to finish it, but I think I'm gonna call it: MotB is even better than KOTOR 1/2 and New Vegas.
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07.03.2017 - 12:09
Dima
Witcher 1 Chapter 4, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine are some of the best modern VG tales imo.

Playing through Planescape now because I got a bit bored of Baldur's Gate 2. Old isometric combat is straight garbage and BG2 has way too much of it. Maybe 5 hours into Planescape and the world, characters, story and decisions are all more interesting to me. I love the exposition for even the most mundane and insignificant of things.

Can't wait for Nier: Automata

Wish Zelda was on PC.
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08.03.2017 - 20:42
ylside
Written by Dima on 07.03.2017 at 12:09

Witcher 1 Chapter 4, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine are some of the best modern VG tales imo.

Blood and Wine is truly great, really well crafted. I enjoyed it very much, more than Heart of Stone.
That ice effect on Aard is amazing too

So I just finished W3+Heart of Stone + Blood and Wine (an overall 10/10 game, with some minor annoying things here and there)

I now begin... Dark Souls 3. I heard I'm in for a looong and frustrating play.
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08.03.2017 - 21:13
Paz
News Man
Written by ylside on 08.03.2017 at 20:42

I now begin... Dark Souls 3. I heard I'm in for a looong and frustrating play.

Not really The game is fairly easy (the boss fights especially), but after you get the Dragonslayer Greataxe it's just a cakewalk. This weapon is overpowered af.
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09.03.2017 - 00:09
ylside
Written by Paz on 08.03.2017 at 21:13

Written by ylside on 08.03.2017 at 20:42

I now begin... Dark Souls 3. I heard I'm in for a looong and frustrating play.

Not really The game is fairly easy (the boss fights especially), but after you get the Dragonslayer Greataxe it's just a cakewalk. This weapon is overpowered af.

Easy huh ? Why is everybody saying the opposite then lol
I did kill that first crystal lizard thingie eventhough apparently it was supposed to be overpowered for a beginner, so it might not be super difficult then.

Then again, so far the most difficult (but satisfying) game I played was Hotline Miami 2 on Hard mode. So I guess I can manage Dark souls 3
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09.03.2017 - 19:40
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Written by ylside on 09.03.2017 at 00:09

Easy huh ? Why is everybody saying the opposite then lol
I did kill that first crystal lizard thingie eventhough apparently it was supposed to be overpowered for a beginner, so it might not be super difficult then.

Then again, so far the most difficult (but satisfying) game I played was Hotline Miami 2 on Hard mode. So I guess I can manage Dark souls 3

Unless you 2-hand spam the Carthus Curved Sword, DS3 is probably the hardest of all the Soulsborne games, simply because it's the most unbalanced and filled with unlimited stamina enemies (compared to Bloodborne which is the most balanced). It has it's fair share of easy and hard bosses though, as they all do, but it has it's share of multi-HP bar bosses, some of which border on the pisstaking.
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09.03.2017 - 21:41
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Quake Champions closed beta about to happen. Here we fucking go...
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21.03.2017 - 22:08
BitterCOld
Gringo
F it. bought a new PS4 that i'm going to turn around and sell in 90 days when we move... only another 10 hours or so and Mass Effect Andromeda will be done downloading. At least they have a threshold where you can play without the complete game, so when the work day ends, space opera begins.
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02.04.2017 - 15:30
Dima
Dark Souls 3 DLC is a perfect farewell DLC and Nier Automata is absolutely phenomenal. It's been a fantastic gaming weekend for me.
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04.04.2017 - 10:58
Paz
News Man
Does anyone play Horizon: Zero Dawn? That's my next target.
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05.04.2017 - 20:12
BitterCOld
Gringo
As a side note, a lot has been said/ about ME Andromeda.

My shortest way to describe it... if Mass Effect's original trilogy were the first three Star Wars flicks, Andromeda is The Phantom Menace.
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05.04.2017 - 21:44
Metren
The What The?
Written by BitterCOld on 05.04.2017 at 20:12

As a side note, a lot has been said/ about ME Andromeda.

My shortest way to describe it... if Mass Effect's original trilogy were the first three Star Wars flicks, Andromeda is The Phantom Menace.


Haha! That's just glorious. Thanks for the laugh

I myself will probably never give EA's Bioware money for anything ever again, been burnt way too many times. After all, as far as I know, most of the people that made Bioware the RPG gods have left anyway.
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10.04.2017 - 18:44
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by BitterCOld on 05.04.2017 at 20:12

As a side note, a lot has been said/ about ME Andromeda.

My shortest way to describe it... if Mass Effect's original trilogy were the first three Star Wars flicks, Andromeda is The Phantom Menace.

Read the same things. I also see NieR:Automata is where it's at. But for 60 bucks?....debating.
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13.04.2017 - 14:57
Dima
It's nice to play Bayonetta on a PC after the shitshow that was the Ps3 version. Such a fantastic game and port.
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23.04.2017 - 06:27
Jtbmetal123
Left 4 Dead 2 is so awesome. Just throwing that out there.
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30.04.2017 - 17:53
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Anyone mess around with PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds? I have heard and read it's the shit.
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23.05.2017 - 19:24
Honorbound
I am just finishing Watch Dogs. I am not impressed. Did anyone play Watch Dogs 2? Is it better?
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27.05.2017 - 15:03
Dima
Written by Honorbound on 23.05.2017 at 19:24

I am just finishing Watch Dogs. I am not impressed. Did anyone play Watch Dogs 2? Is it better?

Most say it's what the originial should have been.
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01.06.2017 - 01:04
VIG
Axxon N
I play lots of games, or at least I used to. Recently been digging Shenmue II, as Shenmue I is my all time favorite game tied with FFVI
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01.06.2017 - 01:06
VIG
Axxon N
Also, at some point I want to try Metal Gear solid, but I'm not sure where to start... I doubt the games have to be played in order, right?
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01.06.2017 - 16:04
Dima
Written by VIG on 01.06.2017 at 01:06

Also, at some point I want to try Metal Gear solid, but I'm not sure where to start... I doubt the games have to be played in order, right?


Unless you specialise in swallowing and remembering bloated and complicated exposition you'll forget key information whichever order you play them in.

What you do is up to you but I say play in the order they were released so you can see the growth in gameplay, pick up on the callbacks etc.

If it's too archaic for you then you can just watch the first game on youtube. There's a movie by KefkaProduction with all the cutscenes that lasts 4 hours.
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01.06.2017 - 17:45
VIG
Axxon N
Written by Dima on 01.06.2017 at 16:04


What you do is up to you but I say play in the order they were released so you can see the growth in gameplay, pick up on the callbacks etc.

If it's too archaic for you then you can just watch the first game on youtube. There's a movie by KefkaProduction with all the cutscenes that lasts 4 hours.


I would love to do that eventually. It doesn't feel right but I might just watch the first one as a movie, and continue from there. I would also have to emulate them, which for me would be too much work. I don't know, I will play them eventually.
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02.06.2017 - 08:34
IronAngel
If by first one you mean the 1998 PS game, then that's perfectly playable today. You can skip MGS2, but I'd definitely play 1 and 3 (Snake Eater). Emulation of PS games is no trouble at all, just pick up ePSXe and PCSX2 or something.

I am set up for life with unplayed games, having all the classic games on all the classic consoles to emulate and a steam library of a few hundred. Too bad I haven't had the chance to play in a few months more than a few hours every second weekend or something.

I still haven't managed to beat Witcher 3, and I've played Valkyria Chronicles for almost two months now. It's a pretty good squad-based tactical game. A LOT of JRPG dialogue/cutscenes between missions, though, which might bother me under different circumstances (but pretty leisurely to watch while entertaining a baby at the same time anyway). Character turns are semi-real-time, over-the-shoulder, which I guess is a refreshing change but at the end of the day a gimmick that hampers the tactical aspect. Enemy AI and victory conditions are terribly designed, which bring it down a notch. Still fun but not a new standard for the genre.
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29.06.2017 - 19:14
Metren
The What The?
To my great fortune, my vacation this year started just now when the Steam summer sale is happening. Bought 7 games today: Half-Life 1 and 2, Final Fantasy IX, X, X-2 and XIII and The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. Not sure which game I am going to start with quite yet. I've only played FF IX and X out of those before and never finished X (it kind of sucked), but as one of the hardcore fans of the classic SNES and PS1 FF games, I am doomed to keep playing all of the FF games, even though IX was the last truly great one. I'm also mildly curious as to how good or bad XIII actually is. Not expecting it to live up to VII, but hoping it is better than Spoony's review made it out to be. Half-Life 1 and 2 are classics of course. Can't really even consider myself a true gamer before I've played those.
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07.07.2017 - 20:53
VIG
Axxon N
I finally legally own an N64 and my favorite game of all time, The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask! (I had played it on a computer before.)
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09.07.2017 - 21:59
Netzach
Been playing a few retro-RPGs lately... Tides of Numenera, Wasteland 2... I also bought Dishonored 2 but kind of got bored with it after a while unlike the first one. Don't know why.

Currently looking forward to Path of Exile 3.0 and Pillars of Eternity II.
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