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Svejk

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33780 on: September 25, 2019, 11:20:19 AM »
SoR3 sucks, but I'll try Bare Knuckle 3 on MD Mini :leon
The color palette swap for SoR3 was by far the worst possible color combinations for Axel and Blaze.   :yuck. Seriously... WhyTF

The Sceneman

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33781 on: September 25, 2019, 06:29:26 PM »
I cant stop playing Void Bastards - its actually too good. Dropped $7 on the DLC to support the devs.

Currently doing an "Ironman" run on "Hard Bastard" difficulty - which is really tough, even while abusing the ability to save-scum to an extent.

Can't believe no one here has played this!
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Akala

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33782 on: September 26, 2019, 09:36:25 AM »
I have it downloaded but haven't started it yet. Gamepass got me with choice paralysis  :notlikethis :notlikethis :notlikethis


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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33783 on: September 26, 2019, 12:56:50 PM »
Really enjoying AI: The Somnium Files, the new game from the makers of the Zero Escape series. It seems like more of a VN/Adventure game with less emphasis on puzzles and navigating divergent timelines this time, although there is still some of that. I've played for about 4 hours and only had one divergent path and two brief puzzle sections. It's still super weeb af though, no worries about that.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33784 on: September 26, 2019, 09:37:42 PM »
Finished Doki Doki Literature Club. Shit what a trip. Yo I got triggered too, dating someone
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The Sceneman

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33785 on: September 26, 2019, 09:46:14 PM »
I have it downloaded but haven't started it yet. Gamepass got me with choice paralysis  :notlikethis :notlikethis :notlikethis

Yeah I'm drowning in shit to play too! Started Bloodstained and Gears but just cant put down the Void Bastards!!
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Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33786 on: September 26, 2019, 10:22:39 PM »
Yeah, I played like 5-10 mins of Void Bastards and had no idea what was going on and bailed. I need to give it proper time.

Really enjoying AI: The Somnium Files, the new game from the makers of the Zero Escape series. It seems like more of a VN/Adventure game with less emphasis on puzzles and navigating divergent timelines this time, although there is still some of that. I've played for about 4 hours and only had one divergent path and two brief puzzle sections. It's still super weeb af though, no worries about that.

I just wish he wasn't stuck on low budget 3d. I still feel 999 holds up the best of that trilogy just thanks to being 2d and smooth. Jank 3d turns me off of his stuff these days.

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33787 on: September 27, 2019, 02:31:54 AM »
Finished 13 Sentinels Prologue: Aegis Rim - Took me about 3 hours. Game is very, very cool and most interesting game I've played in a while. Can't wait for the full game.

The Sceneman

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33788 on: September 27, 2019, 11:14:24 PM »
Yeah, I played like 5-10 mins of Void Bastards and had no idea what was going on and bailed. I need to give it proper time.

Yeah the game is unusual, and the tutorial elements are obtuse by design. It probably takes about an hour or so to fully grok the gameplay loop. Once you do though, hoo boy. I think it's a near perfect game, in that it completely nails its intentions.

I just finished an Ironman run on 'Hard Bastard' difficulty and unlocked a ton of achievements. I did quit before dying on a few occasions (some deaths can be cheap) but the mode is still pretty tough. Definitely the way the game is meant to be played.
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Svejk

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33789 on: September 29, 2019, 03:25:24 PM »
About half way through Arkham Knight I believe.  Still really enjoying it, even though some of the challenges are tough.  Every so often after getting some upgrades, That 2nd or 3rd firefighter rescue by the clocktower keeps kicking my ass hard.  WTH, Is this some end game shit?  Most other battles aren't too tough.  Got one more key left for the Riddler/Catwoman branch, and finished the Pyg guy and Two-Face branches.  Getting a better hang of the flow of the game.  I'm so use to Mordor where you mostly just take on battles ground level.  I'm starting to get use to the hit and dip approach with grates and grapple points.  Also using disruptors and hacking prior to jumping in a fight feels awesome.  I'm actually enjoying the batmobile more and more as well, as I'm getting the driving down pat.  I can rip through the streets cutting corners like a champ now.  Shit feels good.  The tank parts are still fun and getting a better hang of it too.  So far so good.

Svejk

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33790 on: September 29, 2019, 09:18:25 PM »
Black Desert (PS4) added Lahn and Ninja classes.  Sucked me right back in... just to make another character because reasons.   So, I made a Dark Knight and Lahn class. 
Needless to say... my palette seems narrowed down:doge
My Lahn and Dark Knight characters...
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My Dark Knight

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One big gripe about this game is having classes locked to specific characters.  I would much prefer the ol' one character, choose what class you want based on weapons and whatnot.  Having to start from lvl 1 and do the campaign missions over again per character is a Pain in the ass.  And for the most part, I still don't know what I'm doing in this game...  All I know, is that my characters are damn beautiful.  :-*

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33791 on: September 30, 2019, 12:35:48 AM »
Spent 2 hours fighting this piece of shit boss in The Surge. He recovers his health, summons up to 4 times (!!! max he did for me then I died !!!) one other boss (PAX) and can 2-hit you. I've tried different mod setups dozens of times and finally got incredibly lucky and managed to kill him before he summoned the other boss for the 2nd time. Still do not understand how it happened ??? I didn't stunlock him even with this slow-ass weapon.



Playing as Havel (as you can see here) with the heaviest weapon + armor was really... not the best way for this encounter. Glad it's over. Now I'm in the Executive Forum and can upgrade my weapons/ armor to the maximum, 5th level. Hopefully I am getting close to the end because this game gets on my nerves... it gets harder the further you are which is unlike other Souls games.

It's a shame this sounds bad because graphically/art direction that looks really nice and I'd be super down for a sci-fi themed Souls game.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33792 on: September 30, 2019, 12:05:43 PM »
Beat a play through of Dead Cells. Such a good game, especially as a handheld game

MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33793 on: September 30, 2019, 02:35:18 PM »
y but on switch no castlevania mod


tiesto

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33794 on: September 30, 2019, 06:30:04 PM »
I'm in the middle of a ton of games now, keep starting them but barely have any time to finish:

Trails of Cold Steel II - STILL playing this. The "final" dungeon was absolutely ridiculous in its length, really challenging boss fights, and that final boss rush was so obnoxious, then I had a crash near the end of it and had to restart. Then I had a small additional chapter and now I'm on the "epilogue" chapter. So hopefully this one goes by pretty quick. I started off loving the game but it's really wearing me down due to its length and possibly the most drawn-out obnoxious endgame I've ever gone through in an RPG. About 105 hours in.

Untitled Goose Game - started playing and it's really funny, but there are some parts where the AI is kind of annoying and tricky to deal with. I just made it to the beer garden area.

Zelda: Link's Awakening remix - found a copy of the Dreamer Edition and played for a bit, just beat the first 2 dungeons. I thought the frame drops when transitioning areas was more barely-noticeable nitpicking from those types who can tell when a game has a 100ms input lag or is running at 1000p instead of 1080p... but no it's pretty distracting for me, but not too bad. I just hope more games are done in this style.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - beat the desert area, and man that was frustrating. Enemies that poison, enemies that slow, enemies that send you flying across the screen... luckily a bit of grinding and some new armor options that became available really helped.

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - wanted to knock out a ton of this on the flight to Italy, but the 3DS power gave out and I was flying back on the oldest Alitalia plane still in their fleet, and it didn't even have a charger or anything (nor did the in-flight movies work and the in-flight map kept crashing). So I just got to stage 2-4. I love the animations and the puzzle solving aspect, wish the game wasn't split up into sub-stages but one long stage. It's annoying missing a hidden Boo and having to replay a stage.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate - finished the World of Light back upon release, but now trying to get > 1000 spirits and complete the classic mode for every character... I think I have about 960 spirits and 40 chars done so far.

Lumines Remastered - didn't realize this got a Limited Run for Switch... loved the PSP original and it gave me pangs of nostalgia hearing all those songs again... Made it to level 94, which is slightly further than I made it in the original... maybe I'll finally clear 100, I just choked on the penultimate song.

The Messenger - I really need to pick this back up, kinda just abandoned it after I got to the 16 bit part. The music kinda sucks and that's like a grave sin for a 2D indie game.
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Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33795 on: September 30, 2019, 08:41:19 PM »
Going through classic Genesis games now that the retro bug his bitten. Just going alphabetical. Tried Alex Kidd and it's too old/dated/not for me. But started playing

Alien Storm and I don't remember playing this in the arcade, but apparently it was. Pretty simple Golden Axe sci-fi beat-em-up, but the first person light gun shooting sections at the end of most stages are really cool and impressive for 1990! I also enjoy the horizontal shmup sections at the end of other levels. I did one run on normal and only made it to like stage 4 of 9 or 10 as the Ripley gal with the flamethrower, but started a second run on easy with the Michael Jackson robot and doing a lot better. Hoping to make it to the end.

I read up on some background on the game because that's half the fun with these old games and watched some of the arcade version and damn, visually it's so much better with the aliens starting as people morphing into aliens and cutscenes and other cool stuff. I guess I could track it down and play on mame but at this point I'm good with just finishing it on Genesis.

It's weird, I'm usually anti-retro/nostalgia and pretty critical of games, but playing some of the really old stuff like this and Streets of Rage 1 there's something therapeutic & enjoyable about old game design. Can really get in the zone.

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33796 on: October 01, 2019, 12:02:21 AM »
Last stage of Alien Storm is kinda annoying and I liked the game less in the end. The game is a bit too repetitive and 1p it's too hard to not take damage on some of the bits like the first person stuff. I skimmed through an arcade run with 3p and yeah in multiplayer the game seems fun as hell. The first person bits with 3 people blasting everyone looks really fun. As a single player game, it's ok. Moving on to the next retro game...

Spieler1

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33797 on: October 02, 2019, 02:26:18 PM »
I went back to daily sessions of Rayman Legends online. Back during its very first release I already thought it was a smart way to implement online into a platformer game and it's still good. Game has GOAT platformer controls, which makes it a joy to even play randomly generated levels each day - unlike most randomly generated indie platformers.

Stro

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33798 on: October 04, 2019, 07:39:56 AM »
Been playing Arkham City since it was free on EGS, :lol at how quaint and simple all the Riddler shit is after how aggressively obnoxious it was in Arkham Knight. A good percentage of trophies are just out in the open on rooftops :lol

Svejk

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33799 on: October 04, 2019, 10:54:03 AM »
Ironically, I'm on the final Riddler Batmobile track... Motherfucker.. That 3rd lap can suck my asshole.  After I get past it tonight, I'm making myself a drank.

Stro

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33800 on: October 04, 2019, 11:25:24 AM »
My save file on Arkham Knight is like 98%, with only the remaining Riddler shit to trigger the boss battle and I'm never, ever going to finish it. They're aggressively and intentionally :rage inducing to the point of being completely unfun.

Don Rumata

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33801 on: October 04, 2019, 11:29:57 AM »
Alright, i'm finally done with Division 2.
This Gear Score nonsense is absurd; i should put on absolutely shit gear, just to get the little number up, so that i can replay old content with a new coat of paint?  :lol

I'll give Destiny 2 a whirl, maybe.

MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33802 on: October 04, 2019, 12:46:46 PM »
As far as I heard it's a superior game to the first

but then again I found the first game boring as hell

Might have nice atmosphere but the beginning part fucking is a bore

kingv

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33803 on: October 04, 2019, 01:39:33 PM »
My save file on Arkham Knight is like 98%, with only the remaining Riddler shit to trigger the boss battle and I'm never, ever going to finish it. They're aggressively and intentionally :rage inducing to the point of being completely unfun.

I guess you will never see the true ending then

MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33804 on: October 04, 2019, 02:22:29 PM »
Ok so I'll either play SMT III Nocturne and try to once and for all try to get out of that Ikebukero Prison I'm stuck in forever.. and stream it

Or go hard in on SMTIV and play more of that, I just made it to Tokyo and Im loving this game

what say ye

Stro

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33805 on: October 04, 2019, 04:25:48 PM »
My save file on Arkham Knight is like 98%, with only the remaining Riddler shit to trigger the boss battle and I'm never, ever going to finish it. They're aggressively and intentionally :rage inducing to the point of being completely unfun.

I guess you will never see the true ending then

I sure won't :hmph

Don Rumata

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33806 on: October 04, 2019, 05:43:56 PM »
I watched it on Youtube, because of those fucking Tank side missions.

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33807 on: October 04, 2019, 09:01:39 PM »
Running NG+ in The Surge for the Platinum. Will need to run NG++ as well, eh.

It's really a fantastic title; I wanted to share some pictures because the art/ atmosphere in this game are very well done.

This room... was really fucked up... took me by total surprise. You hear about it for about 20 hours before arriving there and are constantly trying to get there. Once you reach it... ha......... surprise, surprise motherfucker. There's a twist.
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I am reallllllllllllllllllllllllllly considering The Surge 2 now even though the game lost all of its atmosphere and writers (there are no writers credited for TS2).

Wait, I thought you were disliking this as a bad/boring Souls where it feels like you're stuck playing a slow ass Havel build.

So it was good after all? I trust your opinions on souls games. Also play Code Vein and let me know if it's worth playing.
I still gotta play Nioh ^^;

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33808 on: October 05, 2019, 12:24:55 AM »
Haha, yeah I haven't seen any impressions at all of Code Vein. So it's really bad?

bluemax

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33809 on: October 05, 2019, 12:53:06 AM »
My save file on Arkham Knight is like 98%, with only the remaining Riddler shit to trigger the boss battle and I'm never, ever going to finish it. They're aggressively and intentionally :rage inducing to the point of being completely unfun.

Arkham Asylum was the only Batman game I got all the Riddler shit in. They just got so much more awful with each game.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33810 on: October 05, 2019, 09:33:33 AM »
Haha, yeah I haven't seen any impressions at all of Code Vein. So it's really bad?

Nah, it's not bad. It's slow to start, but hit its stride after a few hours. Got a lot of good customization and being able to change classes basically on the fly is pretty cool. Some of the early locations are a bit generic, but the Anor Lando ripoff area is actually really cool. Unless you really like animu, though, you should probably wait for it to go on sale.
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Freyj

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33811 on: October 05, 2019, 01:26:31 PM »
The impressions Iíve seen of Code Vein are that the combat is a serviceable Souls clone and the Class change system thing is neat but the level design is linear and uninspired as fuck which would make sense coming from Bandai Namco makers of the ďTales ofĒ Japanese video games.

MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33812 on: October 05, 2019, 02:09:33 PM »
Ok so I'll either play SMT III Nocturne and try to once and for all try to get out of that Ikebukero Prison I'm stuck in forever.. and stream it

Or go hard in on SMTIV and play more of that, I just made it to Tokyo and Im loving this game

what say ye

So I played through some more SMT Nocturne and FUCK YES I finally got out of that damn Ikebukero Prison.. man what a labyrinth. I streamed my gameplay ^_^

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/490251422

But now I still don't know where to go  :lol I also forgot a lot about how to play the game -_-

tiesto

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33813 on: October 05, 2019, 03:05:58 PM »
The impressions Iíve seen of Code Vein are that the combat is a serviceable Souls clone and the Class change system thing is neat but the level design is linear and uninspired as fuck which would make sense coming from Bandai Namco makers of the ďTales ofĒ Japanese video games.

The older Tales games had some fairly decent puzzle based dungeons but after Vesperia I think they got much more dull and linear.
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Svejk

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33814 on: October 05, 2019, 03:25:26 PM »
My save file on Arkham Knight is like 98%, with only the remaining Riddler shit to trigger the boss battle and I'm never, ever going to finish it. They're aggressively and intentionally :rage inducing to the point of being completely unfun.

I guess you will never see the true ending then

I sure won't :hmph
Yeah, eff that noise.  Backlog takes higher priority when I can still get my Bats fill and watch the true ending on YouTube.
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Which I probably still won't do either.
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After 10 or so times trying that stupid final Riddler Batmobile track last weekend, sure enough, did it my first try last night. :dead
Got past the Cloudburst part.  Tbph, so far, I'm still thoroughly enjoying the Batmobile/tank parts.  I'd love to see a GITS PS1 remake in this form.  Man, that game was tits on a stick.

HardcoreRetro

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33815 on: October 05, 2019, 04:18:25 PM »
Been streaming that Blair Witch game for a friend. It's been awful so far and even people that like the game say the second half is even worse. :)

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33816 on: October 05, 2019, 05:46:09 PM »
Been streaming that Blair Witch game for a friend. It's been awful so far and even people that like the game say the second half is even worse. :)

Yup. Edge just gave it a 4 and that sounds about right.
I played it with a gal on our 4th or 5th date and then we split. The game being boring as hell probably didn't help.

I was like 3 hours in? I think I'm just gonna youtube the ending out of curiousity.

My favorite part of the game is getting turned around and then walking back to where I came from.
^^ that was sarcasm

A compass would've been nice tbh, but so would a non-boring game.

The Sceneman

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33817 on: October 05, 2019, 07:04:57 PM »
Yeah I gave it a shot, terrrrible game and I'd like to think I have a high tolerance for jank
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Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33818 on: October 06, 2019, 01:50:54 AM »
The craziest thing about it is they're like OK MAKE AN OFFICIAL BLAIR WITCH GAME and they make it a

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Like wat. That would work in a Silent Hill game, but it feels so out of place when people want

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spooky ass blair witch occult shit in a forest, not some war flashbacks game
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Then again maybe the concept of "running around lost in a forest until you end up in a corner hiding from the blair witch" doesn't actually work as a compelling videogame. Not sure how I would make that work. You add monsters and it becomes dumb, you don't have enemies and it's a boring walking sim, etc...

Shuri

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33819 on: October 06, 2019, 06:05:22 AM »
Iím enjoying Call Of Duty mobile way too much. I would get a switch to play at lunch time at work if it came out for
It.

I just ignore the mtx stuff.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33820 on: October 06, 2019, 10:10:38 AM »
My 9th Souls platinum:

- Demon's Souls
- Dark Souls 1
- Dark Souls 2
- Dark Souls 3
- Bloodborne
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
- Nioh
- Remant: From The Ashes
- The Surge

Time to continue Batman: Arkham Asylum on the magnificent Epic Games Store :bow

:piss MMaRsu :piss2

Borys pls, Batman is a metroidvania not a Souls game.  :wag
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HardcoreRetro

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33821 on: October 06, 2019, 11:17:43 AM »
Been playing some of that Gears of War: Ultimate.

Was thinking to myself: "Wait, did the original also play this crappy? Were the enemies always this bullet-spongy?"
So I installed the original since it's on the gamepass as well.
Still a fantastic game.
HOW DO YOU FUCK UP A GAME THATS ALREADY BEEN MADE!?

MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33822 on: October 06, 2019, 11:19:30 AM »
Platinumed The Surge in NG++. As I was playing blind through NG0 I made one, tiny, wrong decision (did not understand the consequences) thus not earning a trophy --> had to replay 75% of the game in NG++ just to get back to that point :(

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My 9th Souls platinum:

- Demon's Souls
- Dark Souls 1
- Dark Souls 2
- Dark Souls 3
- Bloodborne
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
- Nioh
- Remant: From The Ashes
- The Surge

Time to continue Batman: Arkham Asylum on the magnificent Epic Games Store :bow

:piss MMaRsu :piss2

Dafuq?

I'm so happy for you you get to enjoy one of the finest games, on the worst platforms of all time, about 10 years later than everybody else. I hope your cloud saves just don't dissapear out of nowhere. Or does it even have cloud saves?  :lol

Not sure why you are so happy supporting a store that is trying it's hardest to fragment the PC platform and get people away from Steam, while offering zero incentives for consumers to actually use their platform. Aside from giving away games that are ages old and I'd rather buy than get for free from their fortnite money.

I'd rather have bought a fucking free copy for you of these Batman games, worth probably not more than 10 euro's all three together, than you supposedly being happy to use this garbage ass store.

Cmon Borys. Stop talking BS because the pedo in the van is giving out free candies. I also hope your account doesn't get compromized because their security is as leaky as a sieve.

I'm glad you're enjoying Batman but to act like EGS is the best shit ever because they gave away some old ass games is just stupid af.


kingv

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33823 on: October 06, 2019, 11:23:34 AM »
Agree with mmarsu that Steam is bad for the industry.

If you love vidya please only use gamer-friendly stores like Epic, Microsoft, or kinguin.

MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33824 on: October 06, 2019, 01:46:29 PM »
:lol

I posted bait and you not only took it but choked on it. Come on man did Tim Sweeney fuck your wife or something? I have no problem with Steam nor with EGS; while you act like an anti-EGS crusader 7 fucking months after the store launched.

Here's a tip: EGS is here to stay. Better get used to it, mang!

Hard to know when someone is serious these days.

The only reason EGS is here to stay is because of Fortnite and them throwing so much money to counter Steam, that's honestly the ONLY thing that's working for them. That is how desperate they are.

It offers zero benefits to the consumer (besides some old free games they throw out to gain more users). It holds games ransom as to say hey do you like that game why don't you come in here and play it you won't find it anywhere else ( because we bought out the competition )!

That kind of shitty mentality of "competition" is something I will have zero part of.

Tim Sweeney hasn't fucked my wife, but I can't take his dumb lying hypocritical ass seriously and will have nothing to do with his garbage ass platform.
First calling out MS for their store not being "open" enough, calling PC players mostly pirates during the console hayday with Gears, constantly lying about Steam being the monopoly of the PC market and Epic Games being the savior of the indie market? Give me a fucking break.

If he'd just come out and say hey listen we want to build headway into the PC store market, we want to take a part of Steams proverbial pie I'd have more respect for him than this lying bullshit he comes out with. But nah, he comes out with garbage instead, lies and hypocracy.

Fuck that guy and fuck his shitty store.

But still love ya Borys, you're a badass. I respect your crazy ways.

Nintex

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33825 on: October 06, 2019, 01:47:23 PM »
Been playing some of that Gears of War: Ultimate.

Was thinking to myself: "Wait, did the original also play this crappy? Were the enemies always this bullet-spongy?"
So I installed the original since it's on the gamepass as well.
Still a fantastic game.
HOW DO YOU FUCK UP A GAME THATS ALREADY BEEN MADE!?

Because Microsoft Studios can't produce a fun pong remake even if their lives depended on it  :lol

They simply don't understand what made Gears of War interesting and popular.
Which is why they lighten it up and put Fisher Price robots in Gears 4 and 5.
To the point that Marcus Phoenix has a conversation about the fertility of his dead wife with the female President in Gears 5.

On that backdrop it's easy to see how they would fuck-up a single remake.
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Spieler1

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33826 on: October 06, 2019, 01:51:27 PM »
Felt like trying a round of Shadow Dancer today and ended up playing like 5 until I beat it :fbm I think this was the first time I finished the final stage, those last two rooms are such a bitch. Only beat it on level 1 though - but since that one's default, I view it as normal diffuclty  :doge It's hard to go back to RoS after Shinobi 3, but SD has the benefit of having a different gameplay loop you can't get out of 3.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33827 on: October 06, 2019, 07:05:44 PM »
In more The Surge news Iíve been playing 2 and enjoying it a lot despite not having ever played The Surge 1. Where Code Veinís levels looked like your typical modern JRPG linear snorefest The Surge 2ís are multi layered and interconnected in ways that only the best Souls levels are. Only a few hours in and the story is nonsense and supposedly much worse than 1 but donít cur good gaem.

Spieler1

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33828 on: October 06, 2019, 07:23:54 PM »
Felt like trying a round of Shadow Dancer today and ended up playing like 5 until I beat it :fbm I think this was the first time I finished the final stage, those last two rooms are such a bitch. Only beat it on level 1 though - but since that one's default, I view it as normal diffuclty  :doge It's hard to go back to RoS after Shinobi 3, but SD has the benefit of having a different gameplay loop you can't get out of 3.

Couldn't stop playing this shit :goty2 Now finished on mid-difficulty. The last rooms and final boss are still the pace killer though, fuck them. Thank god the higher difficulty gives you more retries.

Akala

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33829 on: October 06, 2019, 09:46:11 PM »
DQ Builders 2 I went back to try and wrap up the main story and good lord the 3rd main island is such a fkn slog. I am right before the last island I guess, but no idea how long I have left. Honestly there were bits to Moonbrooke I liked, it could have been trimmed by 1/3 or more though. May be a while before I pick it up again.

Was worried it would kill my desire to play DQXI, but jumped on that for a bit and it seems fine although looks a bit less impressive/muddier than I remember from the initial few hours of the demo.

bluemax

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33830 on: October 07, 2019, 03:08:39 AM »
DQ Builders 2 I went back to try and wrap up the main story and good lord the 3rd main island is such a fkn slog. I am right before the last island I guess, but no idea how long I have left. Honestly there were bits to Moonbrooke I liked, it could have been trimmed by 1/3 or more though. May be a while before I pick it up again.

Was worried it would kill my desire to play DQXI, but jumped on that for a bit and it seems fine although looks a bit less impressive/muddier than I remember from the initial few hours of the demo.

The final island is a LOT shorter than Moonbroke. It's pretty linear and has almost no exploration to it. I agree that Moonbrooke turns into a slog, and some of the post Moonbroke IoA stuff is as well.

I stopped last night on the final form of the final boss, mostly because I was too tired. Will finish soon.
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Spieler1

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33831 on: October 08, 2019, 03:23:33 PM »
Started Megadrive Mini with Streets of Rage 2 (and Tetris, I guess). Looks so good in this port :lawd

Ghouls 'n Ghosts - seems pretty humane :leon

Contra Hard Corps -   Time for the Japanese version, I guess.

Strider - I'm really into this despite the 80s jank, much more than when I last tried it.


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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33832 on: October 08, 2019, 04:19:17 PM »
Started Megadrive Mini with Streets of Rage 2 (and Tetris, I guess). Looks so good in this port :lawd

Ghouls 'n Ghosts - seems pretty humane :leon

Contra Hard Corps - (Image removed from quote.)  Time for the Japanese version, I guess.

Strider - I'm really into this despite the 80s jank, much more than when I last tried it.

Ghouls N Ghosts isn't too bad - until you have to go through the whole fucking game again to get to Loki.  It was a really incredible boss to get to though back in the day.  The graphics were beyond mind blowing.

Contra Hard Corps - there is a ROM hack that lets you play the English translation with the Japanese life bar/difficulty - best way to do it IMO...

Strider - it's bad ass.  One of my favorites ever.  I love when I play it now and get to the Amazon level, my kid just goes nuts because he loves dinosaurs.

Spieler1

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33833 on: October 08, 2019, 04:43:48 PM »
Ghouls N Ghosts isn't too bad - until you have to go through the whole fucking game again to get to Loki.  It was a really incredible boss to get to though back in the day.  The graphics were beyond mind blowing.

At least I can see myself doing a double playthrough down the line for this version, unlike the SNES game, which is almost too crazy on the first run already.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33834 on: October 08, 2019, 07:30:30 PM »
Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Just wanted to pop-in and see how it runs. Ended up playing for hours. :doge Runs great, feels right, looks pretty. All around what you would expect from a remake. Thanks again for the key, Rumbler. :3

Took a bunch of awful screenshots I ended up deleting, save for this one... >:(



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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33835 on: October 08, 2019, 08:20:38 PM »
I'm glad the Spyro remake let's you use the original soundtrack:





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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33836 on: October 09, 2019, 03:21:09 PM »
Fuck it all Arkham Knight DLC was $10 :yeshrug

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33837 on: October 09, 2019, 04:07:38 PM »
Fuck it all Arkham Knight DLC was $10 :yeshrug

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33838 on: October 09, 2019, 04:33:33 PM »
Fuck it all Arkham Knight DLC was $10 :yeshrug

You only overpaid by a little.... itís really bad.

The bat girl mission is ok, but itís really short and feels sort of low effort in terms of level and puzzle design.

Everything else is worth literally $0.

Spieler1

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #33839 on: October 09, 2019, 05:15:07 PM »
damn, why does Wily Wars have the same choppy movement of Megaman PSP later on, in which Megaman halts after the first step before fully running? I don't get the point of this, even though it's less blatant in WW.
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