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Multi So, what are you playing now?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Kronos, 29 Apr 2014.

  1. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    I remember borrowing it from a friend/playing it a bit at his aaages ago and really enjoyed it. Been something on my wishlist for quite a while, glad I decided to get it.

    I've played through The Force Unleashed on the Wii and enjoyed it, but I remembered hearing that the Wii version was different from other platforms, and thought there's no harm in having it on PC as well, means I can play it when away from home. Not played the 2nd but it is something I'll probably do when I go through the first on the PC just because :p
     
  2. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    Tried to play Timeline as it was cheap on Steam. Really a shocking shooter.

    So whilst I wait on Wolfenstein I am playing,again, Dead Space 2 and I am still jumping at the sounds that I know are coming, what a big Jessie I am.LOL.
     
  3. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    I LOVE Republic Commando - normally I find Star Wars a bit of a turn off for games (excepting space sim games like X-Wing versus Tie Fighter) but that game nailed it. Unfortunately it seems to end a bit abruptly, as though there had been more missions planned but the developers didn't get time to do them.
     
  4. gravgen3rd

    gravgen3rd New Member

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    I've been playing pokemon on my android device. Got bored .. but hopefully when school starts I think I would be able to play it again during break time :p
     
  5. Retro_Gamer

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    I've been playing XCOM Enemy Unknown since yesterday as its currently £5 on Greenman Gaming, also been playing The Stanley Parable, good one to relax to and have a laugh.
     
  6. gravgen3rd

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    Crisis 3! :rock:

    Though it's a shame I can't max the quality of the graphics cause its a bit lag :/
     
  7. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    L.A.Noire be what I'm playing. Enjoying finding the clues and interrogating people :D
     
  8. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    Just downloading Dead Space 3 as it is only £5.99 on Origin. Just finished a fun playthough of Dead Space 2.
     
  9. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Been playing Monster Hunter Three Ultimate while I recover from issues caused by the ill fit of my old chair. I love the 1080p instead of the tiny Vita screen.
     
  10. Weekly_Estimate

    Weekly_Estimate Gives credit where its due

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    hawken, pretty damn good tbh
     
  11. gravgen3rd

    gravgen3rd New Member

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    Monster Hunter - my old friend :p
     
  12. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (360/XB One) bought while on offer and I'm having so much fun playing Garden Ops. While I tried getting into Titanfall I just struggled to get to grips with it, PvZ on the other hand is a blast.

    I bought the XB One first but decided to get it on the 360 while it was on offer of the week as then I could play it with my nephew and help him get to grips with it.
     
  13. suenstar

    suenstar Collector of Things

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    At the moment I'm spending most of my free-time playing in the alpha for ArcheAge.
    It might seem a bit mad for paying £109/$150 to join the Alpha, but it was worth it for me because I'm getting a lot of fun out of it and that amount isn't too bad considering how much a lot of us have paid to join Star Citizen/Elite Dangerous and other new games in alpha/pre-alpha stages.

    There's a few bits that need some reworking but overall they've done a decent job with the gameplay features and content, I'm really enjoying playing it and if it stays on the current path I think it might be my main MMO for the next year or two.

    A few of the negatives:
    Servers - The server's need a sizeable boost as well because the game is struggling a bit within the the number on the alpha server, hopefully they have some better ones prepared for when the Beta starts in June and then more at launch.

    Crime & punishment - The crime system is a little pointless and out of balance as people tend to pay off the jury almost all of the time. I think a good start would be to instigate a sort of court fee for just having to attend a trial, along with a gold charge to fit the length of your prison sentence. That would make the repercussions of committing a crime in the game a lot higher and make people who insist on being stupid to think twice.

    Terrain clipping - I've fallen through the ground probably 25+ times so far... while it is nice that you can just about get to any part of the landscape without invisible walls getting in the way, the team need to plug those little cracks where you can fall through. On a plus side, it makes for some insanely funny glitches with boats vanishing under the surface and then flying into the air.

    Auto-fishing - This is one of those Marmite situations, you either love it or hate it. Personally I find it a bit of a negative as it means you can purchase a rod and a ton of bait and then just go off while your character fishes for you... you can a tiny bit of experience while catching fish, so if you have enough bait you can use it as an auto-levelling feature. While the labour point system does reduce the ability to abuse it too greatly, there's the slight issue of being able to refill labour by spending Gilda Stars to rest & refill some points.

    The story - There's two negatives to the story at the moment...
    The first issue is that in the game's transition over to the Western market, they have left all of the cutscenes with Korean speech and text so unless you speak fluent Korean you will have no clue what is going on. Hopefully they spend some time and money on brining in a localisation team to translate the story content into the various languages of the players, putting English/Russian subtitles on the cinematic cutscenes would be a start.
    The second issue is from what I have been able to translate in the story, it seems very dull and uninteresting... which I guess makes translating it less of a priority as I don't think many players will care to pay attention to it.


    Some positives:
    The class system - Having recently enjoyed FFXIV: A Realm Reborn, I really liked the open system that allowed players to be all the classes. Similarly, I really like the fact that ArcheAge allows you to spend money at a vendor to change skill trees so that you can change things up and try it all out on a single character. I've found myself switching trees quite often through my sessions and there's some massive variation in classes (roughly 120 different classes by selecting different skills).

    Balance - I haven't done a great deal of PvP yet, but I've found it to be pretty well balanced from my experiences so far. There isn't a one build beats all class, so there's always an element of challenge and strategy when you're picking your opponents. You can be particularly screwed in PvP if you don't have any skills to combat against CC (crowd control) skills, as they tend to incapacitate you and once you're unable to move/fight you can be stomped pretty hard.

    Professions - You get a real sense of professions taking real work in the game with there being about 21 to choose from and each one taking a fair bit of commitment. They start at a base maximum of 10,000 each, you can then specialise in 5 to increase to 20,000 at novice level, then 4 at veteran, 3 at expert and only master 2 with 50,000 skill points. A lot of the crafting professions are nicely planned with stages starting from making materials, then small components and then finally putting it all together for the final item.
    There could be some improvement with a bit of extra involvement in crafting, as I think it's just supply materials and push craft at the moment... but there's enough to keep me busy so I don't mind the lack of any technical input.
    The trophy fishing is somewhat fun, it's a bit of a mini-game (push one of 4 buttons to move with the fish or gradually reel it in by causing damage) but is involving enough to make you feel a small sense of achievement when you catch the fish. Plus it can't be done by the auto-fishing system, so that's a bonus.

    Boats - I absolutely love the naval part of the game, from the initial stage of crafting your vessels to the activity of sailing across the ocean. The system has put together very nicely, so you have the beautiful graphics of the water and the physics of the sails moving in the wind alongside the real-time action of steering out of danger and fishing cannon and harpoons at your enemies.
    I haven't dared to venture out to see the massive Kraken monster yet, but it's exciting just knowing it's out there and that if me and the crew turn off the HUD we could come face to face with the beast.
    The customisation of adding your own logo designs to the sails is another nice touch, so you and your flotilla can sport the symbol of your crew.

    Combat - The combat feels very fluid and is pretty well balanced, by combining your three chosen skill sets you can get a good mixture of close combat, ranged and magic going on which makes for a nice experience of breaking up the action on PvE so you don't get too bored with just mashing the same buttons over and over.
    Most of the actions don't require any casting times either, so you can do a lot of combat on the move. Though the big heavy magic does require you do sit still and complete the cast time, so do have to weigh up a battle to decide whether you have enough time to throw off a heavy hitter or if it would be wiser to use a flurry of smaller moves that can be used instantly.
     
  14. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    running DEHR again, still amazingly good.
     
  15. hoochy

    hoochy Need moar cooling

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    Decided it might be time to actually try and play through the steam games that I have had sitting in my library for sometime now.....before the next steam sale this summer..

    So starting with A...I have began playing Alan Wake

    Enjoying it so far - not normally one for 'scary' games
     
  16. Lance

    Lance Ender of discussions.

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    Getting towards the end of borderlands 2 again. Amazing game.

    The humour, the graphics and the crazy guns give it great replay value.
     
  17. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Over the weekend I started Bastion and Mark of the Ninja, enjoying them both so far.

    I've been playing a bit of Towerfall: Ascension recently, great fun with friends :D

    Also got back in some 6v6 TF2 which is good fun.
     
  18. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    Dead Space 3 DLC Awakened.

    Wolfenstein: New Order.

    And as always Portal 2 User made maps. Have over 1500 hours on that game.
     
  19. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    LoL - because there's always something new there (mostly new insults being thrown around).

    Finally finished South Park Stick of Truth. That was fun, actually.

    And then FINALLY started on GoW Judgement, with Max Payne 3 waiting.
     
  20. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    Discovered that Dead Trigger 2 can be played on the PC via FaceBook. I have tried to play this on my tablet but I am really crap with the controls.

    Graphics are pretty good and gameplay though samey does pass the time. So if you want a bit of mindless zombie killing fun, try it out.
     

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