What are you playing, and how's it going?

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Chaos Muffin, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. Scowly Prowl

    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    Ghost of Tsushima is much, much, better at combat than Shadows of Mordor. It's also a game that rewards changing up your combat style to suit the combat arena/combatants. I need that longbow!
     
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    Finally hit AR Level 30 in Genshin Impact.
     
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  3. rattrap007

    rattrap007 one with the Force TFW2005 Supporter

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    Playing Fallen Order. On Illum trying to make a new lightsaber.
     
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    Been trying to push myself to play Cyberpunk 2077 again. Seems like every time I want to start the game, I have to download an update first so whenever that happens, I just lose interest. Anyways, I finally got around to playing the game again. This time, I powered through the main story these past few days. So far the game hasn't crashed on me so thats a huge plus since that was pretty much why I stopped playing in the first place.
    Been knocking out some achievements. They all seem pretty easy, I just don't know if I want to put the time towards unlocking them all.
    IDK if its cuz I've been skipping dialogue, but theres alot of silence between them sometimes. Its like we're in a van getting attack and the characters are; panic speech, panic speech, 20 seconds of silence, panic speech.
     
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    Venom is the character that got me into comics when I was a wee lad of 8 years old and lately I've been reconnecting with the character so I loaded up Ultimate Alliance 2 on my PS3 since that's about all I have for gaming. UA2 is my favorite game of all time and messing around with a character I'm not as familiar with on the game has been a lot of fun. I love how he can reach out with the symbiote and pull small enemies in and feed on them. I feel like a monster as him and that's exactly what I want from his playthrough.
     
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    I’ve been playing a lot of indie games that are essentially updates on old genres.

    Valfaris

    If you like run and gun games like contra and full metal jacket, and have even a passing interest in heavy metal this game will be love at first kill as it’s pretty much a perfect embodiment of that sub-genre and somehow manages to even refine and improve on the classic formula adding variety, defensive mechanics and risk/reward to your progression and levelling up.

    Dead Cells

    I’ve probably peaked at 3 boss cells activated and I’m getting to the hand of the king a few times but the thought of there being the even harder 4 and 5 boss cells activated waiting for me is discouraging so I might occasionally go back to it but playing less lately.

    Celeste

    This is such an original, clever and big-hearted game. For those not in the know it’s a simple but hardcore platform like super meat boy but with very different concept behind it of a young woman attempting to climb a magic mountain as a metaphor for her making the complicated and difficult decision to tackle her mental health. It’s hard but very rarely frustrating as you re-spawn straight away and you always understand why you died after every death. The level design is constantly changing and inventive despite its very simple design so it’s one I would recommend to anyone who can accept that you have play the game like you are learning something like a musical instrument rather than for instant gratification.

    Hyper Light Drifter

    I missed out on snes Zelda as a kid so I don’t know how this compares but I’m loving its sinister, bleak and dream-like setting. It’s tough but within a few days of getting the game I’ve killed the bosses in the north, east and west so if when I kill the boss in the south the game ends it’s not a very long game but it seems like there is plenty of hidden stuff to discover. Hopefully there will be more though. My version on the PS4 frequently crashes and I had to defeat the annoying to kill east boss three times because every time I beat him it crashes and when I reload it I haven’t beat him so I’ve reported it every time but this game in general is possibly one of the most prone to crashing I have ever encountered.

    Steam world dig 2

    I enjoyed this as it has wonderful style and a incredibly original and creative take on the metroidvania sub-genre but after getting to and killing the final boss it has failed to do what one of these should do and this pull me back in as despite there being quite a lot of secrets left in terms of the percentage but there doesn’t appear to be any new levels to explore so I don’t see any point in discovering these secrets and buying the last of the abilities if there is new levels to use them in. Whilst it’s not hallow knight in terms of being expansive it is still possibly one of the best and most original metroidvania’s out there despite its shortcomings.

    Axiom verge

    I got this mostly because I have heard the high praise for this but so it’s not really grabbing me. It’s probably unfair to play this at a similar time to super Metroid on my snes but this just seems like a copy that so far hasn’t done anything too original with the formula. Hopefully it will improve as I go further into it but having killed a few bosses this isn’t winning me over yet.
     
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  7. Scowly Prowl

    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    Ghost of Tsushima - how does my mount manage to make it up the hillside when it took me the better parts of five minutes to climb up?
     
  8. ma70er

    ma70er HasTak/3P TF Collector, Gamer

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    Just finished the Pixel Remaster of FFII on so now I'm playing FFIII. I never liked the look of the DS remake so I'm enjoying this updated sprite version of the NES original.

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    Other than that, been spending time revisiting some of my favorite console games again, but on PC.

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    Ok well I put the time towards unlocking them all aha There wasn't any other game I really wanted to jump into at the time and also, I was already in it... meaning I didn't want to jump back in later and figure out where I left off, what needed to be done or anything else. Plus, I got sick, so this killed time.

    During the final stretch, the last bit of missions were like 4-7 parts. Frustrating as I just wanted to finish. Then it came down to missing a gig. Took a lil bit before eventually finding it on my map since it blended in with it so well. The last achievement I needed was getting 50 slow-mo kills. Normally with any other game, you could just save, kill, reload save, kill, reload, kill.. etc, but the game wasn't tracking so I spent over an hour getting all that sorted out. Also, the game crashed finally. Not bad, especially after putting alot of hours since last week. Didn't happen at a terrible spot either.

    So yeah, got all the achievements. Not sure if there are plans to add more. Total time spent on this game according to Xbox is 3 days and 17 hours. I know a good chunk of that was spent doing money/XP glitches.

    Plan on moving to Bugsnax on PS5 next.
     
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    Finally had a few hours to play a bit more of Judgment. Didn't get much accomplished, but it was cool to at least get back to it. I probably should have waited until I could have sat down and focused on it like I had done with the Yakuza series over the course of the year.
     
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    Bought Monster Hunter World: Iceborne during the steam sale, but not even touched the new content yet. Having too much fun replaying the base game as a heavy bow gunner shotgunning monsters in the face. So many options and facets to the combat that I'm still exploring new weapons and tactics after finishing the game twice already, and like I said, I've not even touched the expansion yet. Wonderful game
     
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    Started Bugsnax yesterday, got the platinum trophy today.
    Might've put in around 8 hours, idk, but I definitely had more fun with this game than Cyberpunk 2077. Enjoyed the gameplay of catching/collecting. I'd say the amount of content is perfect for what it is.

    Now that the next-gen consoles got some used (XSX/Cyberpunk, PS5/Bugsnax), it is time to jump back on the Switch and play some Animal Crossing aha
     
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    SpeedBreaker DESTRON NEW LEADER

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    I've been playing Blood: Fresh Supply, it's a remaster of the original 1997 Blood game with the added expansions. It's pretty tough with even basic enemies able to tear you up if you're not careful but it's great fun. Very atmospheric too. I've just had one issue where I was able to access the hidden level in the second section without fulfilling the unlock requirements but otherwise I've had no problems. Tossing bundles of dynamite at zombies and cultists is still a blast. :) 
     
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  14. rattrap007

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    Jedi Fallen Order at the final boss.
     
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    And done. Now ready for FFIV.

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    Is that FFIII? It looks so weird.

    Does the game have a story like the DS remake did?
     
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    This is the Pixel Remaster version of the original NES/FC on Steam. Story is exactly the same, other than the prologues for the main characters that was added in the DS version.

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    I just started with FFI with a little time over the weekend, while buying the rest, including the preorder for IV. There will take time now that work is back to fulltime in-person, but so far, not bad for some casual play.
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    So did they add a save feature between the five final bosses? That was one thing that annoyed me in the DS version immensely. You had to fight all of the bosses in one go and if you died, it was back to doing them all over again.
     
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  20. ma70er

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    I've been having a blast with these and can't wait for IV, but for me it's really VI that I'm highly anticipating. As far as Remasters, I find them impressive when you compare them directly to their original NES counterparts. All the new sprite work, widescreen, QoL additions, and re-orchestrated soundtracks have made replaying these very enjoyable.

    Not surprisingly, I found FFII the hardest of the three so far, even though I didn't mind its leveling system at all. FFIII is definitely the easiest game and FFI right behind it. FFI had the hardest endboss, with FFII being the easiest.

    Btw, did you do the font mod as well? :thumb 

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    Yes. They added a quicksave feature on all of these. Definitely helped tremendously.
     
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