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Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34560 on: March 10, 2019, 11:55:46 PM »
I dunno, Origins would play fine for a while and then start stuttering a lot when it was auto-saving (and it autosaves every 10 seconds or something) and I had some hard crashes so I googled and people were talking about fixing it by messing with the ram usage of windows which keeps the recently used data stored and was using like 3-6gb of ram and then someone was like you don't have to go in and delete all that data, just turn on game mode and it prioritize ram usage for the game and less for windows. So I did that and it seemed to get rid of the stutters even after a while of playing.

Bebpo

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« Reply #34561 on: March 11, 2019, 01:02:13 AM »
Read up on Odyssey's plot and real world story since not gonna play it most likely. Hmmm...so it's just

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early assassin type character vs early templars again?

Doesn't seem like it adds much to the lore?

Bebpo

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« Reply #34562 on: March 11, 2019, 02:24:26 AM »
One other thing about Origins was at first I was annoyed there was no database for the historical figures/locations/events going on, but it forced me to use wikipedia instead which I think turned out to be a much better database as link within link I learned a shitload about what was going on in Rome and Egypt at the time and the various figures involved and their life stories. Was a very educational game.

Bebpo

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« Reply #34563 on: March 11, 2019, 03:58:50 AM »
Man, the trial of the gods fights in Origin are pretty terrible. Ubisoft or at least the AC team should stay away from God of War style giant boss fights. Ranged only? Ewwwww. At least the loot is good. Got an Anubis sword with combo multiplier and heal on hit and using it against the elephants really really helped since if you keep a combo going at like 4-5x damage they go down fast.

HardcoreRetro

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34564 on: March 11, 2019, 05:27:36 AM »
Read up on Odyssey's plot and real world story since not gonna play it most likely. Hmmm...so it's just

spoiler (click to show/hide)
early assassin type character vs early templars again?

Doesn't seem like it adds much to the lore?

Odyssey's story was ultimately more about the precursors (modern plot) than any of the assassin/templar conflict.

benjipwns

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« Reply #34565 on: March 11, 2019, 07:33:20 AM »
i doubt ubisoft even remembers what the original endgame of the modern day plot was
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demi

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34566 on: March 11, 2019, 08:08:03 AM »
Read up on Odyssey's plot and real world story since not gonna play it most likely. Hmmm...so it's just

spoiler (click to show/hide)
early assassin type character vs early templars again?

Doesn't seem like it adds much to the lore?

It retcons Desmond's death and makes all those games absolutely useless. It's clear Ubi had no idea what to do after Desmond so they figured, fuck it lets do it again with a chick
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Cindi Mayweather

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34567 on: March 11, 2019, 08:51:19 AM »
What happened to Desmond?

demi

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« Reply #34568 on: March 11, 2019, 09:07:27 AM »
he... died?
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Cindi Mayweather

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34569 on: March 11, 2019, 09:09:39 AM »
Howíd he die? Did he die during the escape? What happen to the story after?

demi

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« Reply #34570 on: March 11, 2019, 09:55:26 AM »
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benjipwns

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« Reply #34571 on: March 11, 2019, 10:05:28 AM »
He died way back in III, Cindi. They like use his DNA to power a gaming device or something now I don't even remember what the frame was before they got to the precursor stuff.
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demi

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« Reply #34572 on: March 11, 2019, 10:10:12 AM »
The "big bad" at the end of AC3 (Juno) was also killed off in some random comic as well.

https://assassinscreed.fandom.com/wiki/Juno
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Cindi Mayweather

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« Reply #34573 on: March 11, 2019, 10:19:46 AM »
This sounds so dumb. It makes me made this series continues to exist while prince of Persia maintains stuck in perpetual limbo.

Don Rumata

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« Reply #34574 on: March 11, 2019, 11:49:21 AM »
This sounds so dumb. It makes me made this series continues to exist while prince of Persia maintains stuck in perpetual limbo.
AC is way more interesting of a premise, and has much more potential, than PoP.
Sands of Time was a fun platformer, and i even liked that movie tie-in one (forgotten Sands?) but there wasn't much else to do with it, aside from a more drastic reboot.
Assassin's Creed is about exploring historical settings as a Batman-like figure first, and discovering about the stupid lore shit second (or third, or fourth).
and as far as the first point goes, they're doing pretty well at the moment, Origins was a peak for the series they didn't hit since 2/Brotherhood in my opinion, and this new gameplay formula works really well for both dense cities, and more larger, natural areas.
There just aren't many "historical games" in the action genre (or anything but strategy games, really).

TL;DR: AC has a lot of places left to go as a series, PoP not as many.
Not that i wouldn't enjoy a new Prince of Persia though.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34575 on: March 11, 2019, 11:50:48 AM »
If they can keep cranking out AC games, there's no reason why they can't do the same with PoP games.  And where's Splinter Cell?
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benjipwns

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34576 on: March 11, 2019, 12:16:36 PM »
Prince of Persia (2008) :rejoice

just iterate off the gameplay, no need to ruin that ending tho
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Don Rumata

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34577 on: March 11, 2019, 12:17:21 PM »
If they can keep cranking out AC games, there's no reason why they can't do the same with PoP games.  And where's Splinter Cell?
If all AC games were set in the same setting, i don't think they could.
Though granted "Prince of Persia" is seldom set in Persia for real.

No way SC is not coming back after all the teasing, but i'm not sure it'll be something people fans will like, given the direction Siege has gone in.
I loved Blacklist, so i'd even just be happy with more levels for that one.  :yeshrug

benjipwns

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« Reply #34578 on: March 11, 2019, 12:23:13 PM »
Both PoP and SC underperformed Ubi's expectations. Blacklist "failing" was why Jade Raymond left for EA.

I think the same thing has happened to Watch Dogs.

Ass Creed they were doing at least two games at once so it hasn't been in the same kind of position to get canned as at least one always manages to "save" it. The current Tom Clancy games have all been ones with legs that turned into semi-ongoing setups.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34579 on: March 11, 2019, 12:31:58 PM »
Prince of Persia (2008) :rejoice

just iterate off the gameplay, no need to ruin that ending tho
The one that shipped with the game, or the one they added as DLC? :doge

benjipwns

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34580 on: March 11, 2019, 12:36:43 PM »
The PC didn't get the Epilogue so therefore it isn't canon to me. :doge
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34581 on: March 11, 2019, 01:02:06 PM »
There's not really very many 3D puzzle platformers a la POP anymore, while open world Ubi-style games are a dime a dozen... POP definitely fulfills an underserved niche.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34582 on: March 11, 2019, 02:12:35 PM »
Man... Kentucky Route Zero is some deep, spiritual, religious, alcoholic game. Going to have to read a ton "what is the meaning of..." on the internets after I am done with it. And it still has one act (Act V) to be released somewhere in 2019.









My english is exceptional so there is no problem in understanding the language of the game but the context as it is deeply rooted in American (US) mythology, background and problems. In fact this might the most "US" game I've ever played - even more than guns blazin' GTA titles set in Miami/ LA. To be honest it is not even a game, there are no puzzles, no inventory, no challenges etc. It is more like watching a movie series and just scrolling through the text.

It is an extremely good experience that gives lasting impressions and food for thought. It reminds me of... Inside with the graphics style and moody, damp atmosphere.

I see it won a GOTY award @ Rock Paper Shotgun :lol come on... it is not a game...... should not win this particular award.
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Rufus

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34583 on: March 11, 2019, 03:03:13 PM »
Don't fight the expansion of the medium, man. It's OK that this too is called "video game." :heart

Kunai With Chain

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34584 on: March 11, 2019, 04:51:03 PM »
2008 Prince of Persia's epilogue DLC was such a shit, totally ruined the game as one of my favourites from last gen. Did they release it just because they planned to make that shitty as DS game as its sequel?

Don Rumata

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« Reply #34585 on: March 11, 2019, 05:11:35 PM »
PoP 2008?  :dayum

But i like Sassin Creed, so who am i to judge?

Bebpo

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« Reply #34586 on: March 11, 2019, 05:26:31 PM »
I liked 2008 but it was boring to play. AC is deffo better than that.

SoT trilogy is still legit great. Replayed all 3 like five years back and theyíre fun good puzzle platformers. Forgotten Sands was serviceable too. I miss when AC actually tried to have puzzle platforming/climbing and it was a challenge to get to the top of towers. Oh well.

Kunai With Chain

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« Reply #34587 on: March 11, 2019, 06:38:18 PM »
It was a beautiful, colourful game released at a time where most of the games had the brown filter going on. The game play with it basically being fail proof and the on rail platforming were not ideal but after you cleared a level, exploration and collecting the seeds were very enjoyable and chilled out. The story and the Unchartized script were also pretty fun. Over all it was just a fun casual gaming experience.

benjipwns

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« Reply #34588 on: March 12, 2019, 05:15:14 PM »
The platforming wasn't exactly no fail/on-rails. Instead what they did was realize modern games didn't punish you for screwing up platforming anyway and put the checkpoints closer. You could still at times have to repeat large sections depending on where you failed.

What they did was go the other way and give you a benefit for mastering the timings. If you were timed right you would skip the little fights, it also sped up how fast you moved through areas. Basically the ideal is that you never stop moving. But it's so lenient that you can play the whole game and not realize how often you're being stopped momentarily or longer with the little fights.

In earlier games you would just go back to the start of the room or something which only seems like a larger punishment. They could have just sent you back to the various multi-direction platforms in the open world (and IIRC, they do more of this when the area's still blackened) but they stuck you where you screwed up or had the princess bail you out instead.
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benjipwns

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« Reply #34589 on: March 12, 2019, 05:20:32 PM »
The "never stopping" goal also got me more into the story than I expected. There's almost no mid-area cutscenes after the start except for when you take down the warriors, the princess' exposition about the world is given all while you're platforming as part of their banter. So is all the backstory and personality. Also it was fun how much it stuck to Zoroastrianist concepts and themes for everything.

I also like that no matter what order you choose to fight the warriors the first is the easiest and the last is the hardest. You won't see entire parts of the fight against the one you choose first.
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« Reply #34590 on: March 12, 2019, 11:01:07 PM »
Been playing Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition. Game holds up pretty well! Its gameplay ideas are well executed and the map design is tight. Great VA from the guy that plays Wei Shen. I already have all the achievements on the standard edition but the remaster lets me get them all again :hump

I'll never know why I don't have a pork bun in my hand though  :'(

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porkbun

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« Reply #34591 on: March 13, 2019, 08:39:11 AM »
I loved Sleeping Dogs.  It's the only game that I've ever Platinumed.  It helps that I'm a huge Hong Kong film nerd as well, the little touches like one of the special outfits being Andy Lau from Fulltime Killer are awesome.  Shame we'll never get a sequel.  Supposedly there is a live action movie in the works with Donnie Yen.

Stro

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34592 on: March 13, 2019, 12:52:39 PM »
I had a lot of fun running around and doing flying Rider kicks to little old ladies on the street in Sleepy Dawgs

HardcoreRetro

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34593 on: March 13, 2019, 01:46:47 PM »


10/10 video game.

Bebpo

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« Reply #34594 on: March 13, 2019, 06:58:23 PM »
I love Sleeping Dogs, one of my favorite GTA sandbox games. I totally forgot the karaoke has Wei actually signing the lyrics. So amazing. That makes Sleeping Dogs karaoke > Yakuza karaoke although I think Kiryu does sing in a few of them but in the last one I played Y3 he didn't sing.

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« Reply #34595 on: March 13, 2019, 07:50:01 PM »
Prince of Persia (2008) :rejoice

just iterate off the gameplay, no need to ruin that ending tho

PoP 2008 was amazing.

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Bebpo

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« Reply #34596 on: March 13, 2019, 08:04:31 PM »
AC Origins

Finished up the remaining 19 quests which spawned about 10 more quests and cleared them all. At this point totally finished with Origins! Even fought and killed the 3 god trials after I saw a speedrun using a 5 shot at a time bow to speed up the grind of the fights. Yeah, took me almost exactly 60 hours in the end.

In the end after exploring the whole world, doing all the sidequests and the main story and all the forts...I really liked it! The diablo loot doesn't seem like a big deal until you're at endgame and you start getting crazy good stuff that actually changes up how you play. Like the bow I was using was precision zoom-in bow w/ stealth/critical with elevation multiplier. So I'd just climb up a fort/base/hideout and take out the lookout near arrow refill station and just snipe everyone including the commanders/generals and then go down and get the treasures. It's pretty cool being all stealthy arrow guy sometimes in addition to normal stealthy.

I even managed to find exactly 50 silica by the end and was able to open the final 50 silica thing and get the futuristic Isu armor which looks great.



If I had a few changes I could make to the game it'd be that the game could use more random events to make the world feel alive with gameplay stuff to do as you're roaming around. It pretty much is just forts/animal lairs. The sidequests are good because they at least give some story to them but doing stuff outside of questing is a bit repetitive.

I'd also add a fast travel spot in the desert to the south because the nearest ones are like 2,000km away and it's a pain in the butt to go out there if you have to. The lights in the desert quest there was pretty cool though.

I'd also make armor have stats. All the armor sets look uglier than Bayek's standard suit, no point in using anything besides that or the Isu armor. I'd love if armor sets have unique abilities or stats to them so it'd feel good to get a new armor set with some cool stuff on it. Like the Isu armor should have some hi-tech camo mode or some shit.


Anyhow, gonna finish up watching the discovery tours which are great and I've already seen about a quarter of them. Then will uninstall it until next steam sale when the DLCs are 50% off or more. I'm actually looking forward to playing both DLCs since I want more quests and places to explore.

*edit* After this I saw the thread about huge sale on Ubistore and looked and both DLCs were $3 and $7 so $10 total and I jumped on it thinking that my steam base game has given me an independant uplay copy since I can load the game straight from uplay without loading up steam so I should be able to play the DLCs inside it if I launch it from uplay. But nope, turns out this is a thing and I need to re-buy the main game on uplay store or re-buy the dlc on steam. /sigh, guess I just gave ubi a $10 donation. Will wait for these DLC to go on-sale on steam like I originally planned.
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Tektonic

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« Reply #34597 on: March 14, 2019, 12:36:42 AM »
Finished Final Fantasy III/6 on Snes emulated on my Vita (#vitaislife)
Then, finished Final Fantasy I remake on my Vita.

Should I bother with FF2 remake? Or play Salt & Sanctuary?

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34598 on: March 14, 2019, 12:43:32 AM »
You ever play 2? I hadnít and as long as youíre not playing the original thatís broken, itís worth a play. Gives me FF12 vibes a bit with the empire feel.

Tektonic

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« Reply #34599 on: March 14, 2019, 01:40:18 AM »
ok, i thought about playing all of them again, so i'll give FF2 a bash.. i'll be playing the PSP remake on Vita...


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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34600 on: March 14, 2019, 03:20:06 AM »
After playing more Sleeping Dogs I think the game is so good because the content is varied and delivered in bite sized chunks. A mission will have you follow a guy for a minute, than snap some pics then Wei will talk to his boss for 30 seconds. Boom mission over. Straight to the point, no fluff. If you want to fight you can do a fight club - boom experience points and you beat up several assholes. The you can go on a date and hunt for some collectibles or some shit. All in a very tight map thats easily traversable by foot and motorcycles quickly. Even the story is engaging and well acted, with snappy exposition and clearly defined characters, like a good movie, you're rooting for the main guy.

All in all a really really well designed sandbox game and I think it should be a genre touchstone. A case study of great sandbox design. Even more impressive given its troubled development.  :clap United Front Games - we hardly knew ye
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Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34601 on: March 14, 2019, 04:46:57 AM »
Tried the first hour of Mutant Road Zero by ex-Hitman/Payday devs srpg that's thankfully short 12-15 hour campaign. Seems really polished compared to like Shadowrun/Battletech/Wasteland 2 but you can't rotate the camera angle vertically at all which means with the isometric view sometimes it's hard to see what's in front of you which seems like a dumb thing since like every other crpg/srpg these days lets you adjust the camera down closer. Also not really a negative but there's no way to heal outside expensive limited medkits the entire game so you carry damage from fight to fight and enemies kill you in 1-2 shots. On normal you regen, hard you only regen up to 50% of your health so if you're at 50% health no regen and it means starting every fight with 1 hit = death, and very hard regens nothing. Will have to see how balanced that is, can't think of any other rpg/srpg I've ever played where you carry your damage the entire game from start to finish with no place to rest and heal for cheap/free.


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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34602 on: March 14, 2019, 05:52:13 AM »
After playing more Sleeping Dogs I think the game is so good because the content is varied and delivered in bite sized chunks. A mission will have you follow a guy for a minute, than snap some pics then Wei will talk to his boss for 30 seconds. Boom mission over. Straight to the point, no fluff. If you want to fight you can do a fight club - boom experience points and you beat up several assholes. The you can go on a date and hunt for some collectibles or some shit. All in a very tight map thats easily traversable by foot and motorcycles quickly. Even the story is engaging and well acted, with snappy exposition and clearly defined characters, like a good movie, you're rooting for the main guy.

All in all a really really well designed sandbox game and I think it should be a genre touchstone. A case study of great sandbox design. Even more impressive given its troubled development.  :clap United Front Games - we hardly knew ye

Sleeping dogs has been on the list for years. Gotta play it.

porkbun

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34603 on: March 14, 2019, 12:19:33 PM »
After playing more Sleeping Dogs I think the game is so good because the content is varied and delivered in bite sized chunks. A mission will have you follow a guy for a minute, than snap some pics then Wei will talk to his boss for 30 seconds. Boom mission over. Straight to the point, no fluff. If you want to fight you can do a fight club - boom experience points and you beat up several assholes. The you can go on a date and hunt for some collectibles or some shit. All in a very tight map thats easily traversable by foot and motorcycles quickly. Even the story is engaging and well acted, with snappy exposition and clearly defined characters, like a good movie, you're rooting for the main guy.

All in all a really really well designed sandbox game and I think it should be a genre touchstone. A case study of great sandbox design. Even more impressive given its troubled development.  :clap United Front Games - we hardly knew ye

That's a big reason why I like it so much.  Very little bloat, especially compared to the UbiSoft formula.

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34604 on: March 14, 2019, 01:50:44 PM »
After playing more Sleeping Dogs I think the game is so good because the content is varied and delivered in bite sized chunks. A mission will have you follow a guy for a minute, than snap some pics then Wei will talk to his boss for 30 seconds. Boom mission over. Straight to the point, no fluff. If you want to fight you can do a fight club - boom experience points and you beat up several assholes. The you can go on a date and hunt for some collectibles or some shit. All in a very tight map thats easily traversable by foot and motorcycles quickly. Even the story is engaging and well acted, with snappy exposition and clearly defined characters, like a good movie, you're rooting for the main guy.

All in all a really really well designed sandbox game and I think it should be a genre touchstone. A case study of great sandbox design. Even more impressive given its troubled development.  :clap United Front Games - we hardly knew ye

Sleeping dogs has been on the list for years. Gotta play it.

As the Shenmue expert here, I'm surprised you never played this. Get on it!

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34605 on: March 14, 2019, 03:08:07 PM »
After playing more Sleeping Dogs I think the game is so good because the content is varied and delivered in bite sized chunks. A mission will have you follow a guy for a minute, than snap some pics then Wei will talk to his boss for 30 seconds. Boom mission over. Straight to the point, no fluff. If you want to fight you can do a fight club - boom experience points and you beat up several assholes. The you can go on a date and hunt for some collectibles or some shit. All in a very tight map thats easily traversable by foot and motorcycles quickly. Even the story is engaging and well acted, with snappy exposition and clearly defined characters, like a good movie, you're rooting for the main guy.

All in all a really really well designed sandbox game and I think it should be a genre touchstone. A case study of great sandbox design. Even more impressive given its troubled development.  :clap United Front Games - we hardly knew ye

Sleeping dogs has been on the list for years. Gotta play it.

As the Shenmue expert here, I'm surprised you never played this. Get on it!

I've wanted to. I wanted to get the regular version last gen. Then they upgrade the steam version to the next gen version and I didn't have a system powerful enough to play it. Then I forgot about it. I'll get on it this year when I make a new pc.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34606 on: March 14, 2019, 06:41:49 PM »
You can play it on a toaster so yea you know


Cindi Mayweather

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34607 on: March 14, 2019, 06:53:43 PM »
You can play it on a toaster so yea you know

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I have the game on steam and have had it for years. Unfortunately my last computer struggled running it.

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« Reply #34608 on: March 14, 2019, 07:26:32 PM »
Runs on a toaster my ass.

I just downloaded it and it still runs like shit.

Shut the fuck up mmrasu.

Those mother fuckers at Square Enix replaced the regular Sleeping Dogs with a next generation version. So Definitive Version is my only option.

benjipwns

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34609 on: March 14, 2019, 08:07:25 PM »
It's not replaced, you keep both versions.

On the original make sure you have the HD Texture Pack unchecked.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34610 on: March 14, 2019, 08:16:08 PM »
It's not replaced, you keep both versions.

On the original make sure you have the HD Texture Pack unchecked.

I donít have the original only definitive version. They too  Sleeping Dogs off Steam and put only Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition. So when I wanted to play Sleepy my only option was to buy Definitive Edition.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34611 on: March 14, 2019, 08:19:26 PM »
it goes on sale on ps4 constantly for like $10 or under so just wait for a sale

benjipwns

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34612 on: March 14, 2019, 08:31:24 PM »
you can buy an original key on Amazon for $20, only place that still seems to be selling it unfortunately
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34613 on: March 14, 2019, 09:04:22 PM »
Another reason I donít like digital. I wish they made physical copies of pc games more often rather than just putting them on Steam. BG1&2 Enhanced do not have physical releases for instance and I want physical. :(

Digital buyers are suckers.

Iím a sucker. :(

benjipwns

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34614 on: March 14, 2019, 09:10:14 PM »
They did physical releases of those, but it was limited number and way back at release.

They just announced they're putting out physical copies for the console versions, no idea if they'll do PC ones again though.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34615 on: March 14, 2019, 09:28:29 PM »
Tried the first hour of Mutant Road Zero by ex-Hitman/Payday devs srpg that's thankfully short 12-15 hour campaign. Seems really polished compared to like Shadowrun/Battletech/Wasteland 2 but you can't rotate the camera angle vertically at all which means with the isometric view sometimes it's hard to see what's in front of you which seems like a dumb thing since like every other crpg/srpg these days lets you adjust the camera down closer. Also not really a negative but there's no way to heal outside expensive limited medkits the entire game so you carry damage from fight to fight and enemies kill you in 1-2 shots. On normal you regen, hard you only regen up to 50% of your health so if you're at 50% health no regen and it means starting every fight with 1 hit = death, and very hard regens nothing. Will have to see how balanced that is, can't think of any other rpg/srpg I've ever played where you carry your damage the entire game from start to finish with no place to rest and heal for cheap/free.

Just beat that today, actually! I really enjoyed it, despite the end-game feeling a bit rushed. Will definitely grab a sequel if one comes out.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34616 on: March 14, 2019, 09:40:19 PM »
Playing Monster Boy - it's pretty good so far, lovely graphics... but while I LOVE the eyepatch chainsmoking pig, playing as him is not as fun... no reach for attacks forcing you to rely on spells... so these first few areas have been pretty frustrating to say the least.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34617 on: March 14, 2019, 11:58:59 PM »
Tried the first hour of Mutant Road Zero by ex-Hitman/Payday devs srpg that's thankfully short 12-15 hour campaign. Seems really polished compared to like Shadowrun/Battletech/Wasteland 2 but you can't rotate the camera angle vertically at all which means with the isometric view sometimes it's hard to see what's in front of you which seems like a dumb thing since like every other crpg/srpg these days lets you adjust the camera down closer. Also not really a negative but there's no way to heal outside expensive limited medkits the entire game so you carry damage from fight to fight and enemies kill you in 1-2 shots. On normal you regen, hard you only regen up to 50% of your health so if you're at 50% health no regen and it means starting every fight with 1 hit = death, and very hard regens nothing. Will have to see how balanced that is, can't think of any other rpg/srpg I've ever played where you carry your damage the entire game from start to finish with no place to rest and heal for cheap/free.

Just beat that today, actually! I really enjoyed it, despite the end-game feeling a bit rushed. Will definitely grab a sequel if one comes out.

What difficulty and how did you feel about the health regen balance?

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34618 on: March 15, 2019, 06:21:44 AM »
You can play it on a toaster so yea you know

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Plus it's likely a bargain basement price - I had the DR to it via claiming it via Xbox Games with Gold a year or two back.

Play it Cindi :heartbeat
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34619 on: March 15, 2019, 05:01:15 PM »
What difficulty and how did you feel about the health regen balance?

Started on Hard, but bumped it down to Normal about halfway through. Probably would have stayed with Hard if there was a way to regain full health without using medkits, like going back to the Ark and using money or something.
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