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Multi So, what are you playing now?

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

  1. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    I am waaay too lazy to post here. That gives you a some idea.

    I have been playing Pathfinder:Kingmaker.

    It is an oldschool style rpg. CRPG I guess you'd call it. Isometric. DnD magic and skillset. But it ain't Forgotten Realms.

    It's DnD but a different world. Familiar but not. Nice sidestep for me. It starts off ok. The place you are in is attacked. I wont spoil the where or the why, but you are attacked soon.

    You win, naturally, and are then, eventually given responsibilities. So far so normal. I can say without spoiling much you become a baron of a land. And you rule it. And boy do you gotta rule it. The ****in **** I did to save these peasants, and it just keeps coming.

    You can expand the barony...many times it would seem. Craft villages/build. Makes new villages, towns, citys and give over some responsibility to advisors. Holy **** though. I'm 50 hours in and I'm still adjusting, still learning. Story is...I dunno what it is yet? Like seriously. So much lore to absorb. I wont spoil it. Not sure sure how much to share either when you can play nice or nasty.

    DnD has a big wheel of "feelings". Lawful, Neutral and Chaotic. You can choose Good, Neutral or Evil in any of those settings. No I aint gonna explain that ****. Look online you lazy ****.

    I started Chaotic Good and I am currently Neutral Good...for those that know this stuff.

    Man..I am loving this game. The writing is..not the best. But the setting, and the gameplay? So much fun. I'm gonna be here a while. A friend took 233 hours. This is oldskool. Baldurs Gate 2 oldskool.
     
  2. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Wasteland 3, I love it but holysh** is it a buggy mess! Crash on load (AV issue), licence loss (playing through games pass for PC) , the looooooooongest loading screens, stutters, loading lag in dialogue, urg... But its fantastic!
     
  3. Pete J

    Pete J Unemployed dole scum

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    I've had Wasteland 2 in my library for a LONG time now. Is it actually worth playing through the original before playing WL2 i.e. do the stories follow on?
     
  4. Osgeld

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    Shadowrun returns, faithful atmospheric remake of the old video games ... if you like point and click AD&D set in a cyberpunk future and its still free on the Epic store (which is probably the only reason to have the epic store, much like EA origin before they nixed the free game section)
     
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    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    I never bothered to play the first :p
     
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    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    I had a burst of enthusiasm for old Need for Speed games last week, so bit on the sale of NFS: Heat. Most fun I've had in a NFS game in years. Way, way better than Rivals/Most Wanted Reboot/The Run.

    I also grabbed The Run, as it was four quid or something; but it hasn't grabbed me so far.

    My only real complaint about Heat is my usual about modern arcade racing games: obsession with drifting. Also the bright neon everywhere is troublesome in the night drives...
     
  7. yuusou

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    Assetto Corsa Competizione with a Steam controller using gyro steering and Planetside 2.
     
  8. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Sooo. I'm 121 hours in and this is rockin my socks. It has that..just one more location. Just one more mission. I can roll a cigg, and still be sitting there 3 hours later. I know rpg aint everyone's flavor. But this has me hooked.
     
  9. creative

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    Dying light: Ultimate Edition.......

    quite enjoying it so far...
     
  10. hamza_tm

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    Hollow Knight has me hooked. A friend introduced me to it about two weeks ago, I’m now 115 hours in with 58/63 achievements and loving it. And it’s an offline single player game. And I have 10-month-old twins sucking up my time. It’s that good.

    Basically a Metroidvania created with love and passion. I’ve played like one metroidvania before so it isn’t even my thang. The game has a lot of attention to detail, so many things done so well: the sound track, the combat, the responsive controls, the sense of exploration, the art, the atmosphere is incredible! And the NPCs with their awesome voice overs... there are so many areas where I’d consider it my favourite game.

    The boss fights are a highlight. Involves careful observation, learning their patterns, and actual movement and attack strats to succeed (or you just mash, although you won’t succeed until you start dodging at least a few of their attacks). Different play styles are effective - straight up melee, caster, minions, movement focused, tank etc.

    I personally find lots of replay value as I’m getting into the speedrunning scene. Others may prefer one playthrough at a time. Your first would probably be around 50 hours if you like to explore everything, less if you just waltz through. The puzzles and secrets are really well done, you can do almost everything alone with no outside help needed, since the subconscious hints and clues are just right.

    Highly recommend having a crack at it.

    You have me intrigued sir!
     
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    Microsoft store is an absolute dog!
     
  12. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    It IS more-ish. But you need to know old style crpgs before you get excited. This game ain't easy. It will slap you sideways when you thought everything was ok. Save OFTEN. The number of times I had an epic battle, looted everything then moved on..only to get wiped 10 mins later..F**K! You'd think I'd learn..and I do for a while. But then the auto-saves lull you into feeling safe. BIG mistake.

    [Edit] Worth mentioning I like to push it. On the map take ya chances and rest. Mostly ok. In a dungeon you need rations, rations are heavy. So I push as far as I can with spells, skills, cannibalizing spells for heals.. Means you can get totally butt-fuc**d with no heals prepared, and no buffs cast. Some fights only work with all the buffs you can muster. Go in 'naked' and you might as well be a babe.
     
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    Tony Hawk - because nostalgia.
     
  14. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    Since I have done basically everything in Destiny 2 that I want to do, I am going to give The Division 2 a try again.

    Got to love having a 1Gb connection because it makes downloading large file size games, not really an issue.
     

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  15. Pete J

    Pete J Unemployed dole scum

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    *******! Still on 0.8MB/s here! :lol:
     

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