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Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34560 on: January 22, 2020, 01:27:10 PM »
Oh fuck me I installed new drivers and now RDR2 wont run in Vulkan anymore and it reset all my graphical settings

 :maf :maf :maf :maf :maf

After my game crashed, I looked it up and apparently the error_gfx_state crashes are exclusive to vulkan and an issue with the vulkan api, so I知 playing in dx12 anyhow. Not worth risking crashes 30 mins into missions for a few extra fps.

MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34561 on: January 22, 2020, 01:31:42 PM »
Oh fuck me I installed new drivers and now RDR2 wont run in Vulkan anymore and it reset all my graphical settings

 :maf :maf :maf :maf :maf

After my game crashed, I looked it up and apparently the error_gfx_state crashes are exclusive to vulkan and an issue with the vulkan api, so I知 playing in dx12 anyhow. Not worth risking crashes 30 mins into missions for a few extra fps.

Never had that message, for me it wont even boot into the menu if I put it on Vulkan, it just says rockstar social club cant initialize graphics api or some shit. So I changed it to DX12 and it runs, but slightly worse than on Vulkan and I could really use all the extra FPS since i had my settings over the maximum limit.

Fuck it, not gonna bother till I upgrade my graphics card. That 5700 XT or whatever sounded great. 270 or something for better perf than a 1080?

Nintex

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34562 on: January 22, 2020, 02:28:49 PM »
I didn't expect Odyssey to be this good. I wasn't a fan of RPG elements in Origins and Bayek was boring an dull. I still don't quite like the overall gameplay loop but the storyline is great, it was very cohesive and the characters get development unlike in the past where they just came out of nowhere and you're told to kill them. I was also quite hesitant when they announced character select and fear for girlpower all men are trash character but I was wrong, Kassandra is amazing. She tops even Ezio for me.

This game is huge and beautiful. I hope they make one sets in China for next gen. Yeah I know there are already 2D sidescrolling one but I want full fledged title that I can explore, just thinking about makes me moist.

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Yes this game rocks.

For a new AC I'd like to see The Dutch Golden Age, Amsterdam, East India Company Colonies, Orange royalists faction lynching De Witt. etc. . I must admit though that Ragnarok also sounds cool.

They'll probably never do this because this is exactly what Patrice wanted and partly created for THQ.
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Nintex

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34563 on: January 22, 2020, 06:44:44 PM »
Some more AC Odyssey

The Mykonos island quest was crazy good.

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There's this rebel lady aided by a Spartan general who wants to help her overthrow the evil ruler.
But then things get spicy. You meet up with Sokrates who teaches Kassandra about making choices. I had to free a rebel who was captured for murder who turned out to be a lunatic.
Even a small ripple can change into a wave that changes everything.

Back to the main task of dealing with this evil ruler. You can pick two sides. You can either go with the Spartans and kill the fucker or sneak about and help the rebel lady.
Of course it seems obvious to help rebel lady to weaken the leader. But by doing so Kassandra and the rebel lady fall in love and she tells her that she has a thing with the spartan general. Ooh boy.

Next up, I was unsure what to do and a new quest pops up. Some different Spartan just wants to take the island. I figure that would be easiest, just do a big battle.
The battle is tough but I win. The leader is evicted from his house and hiding somewhere on the island. Easy kill but first some homeless woman sends me on a short quest to discover that the evil ruler is actually rebel lady's father.
Oh shit, things get complicated now. I decide to tell her in person and not in front of all the rebels, who would probably leave her if I did. After I break the news she needs to time to think about this, I got out and kill the evil guy I'm supposed to kill.

This leads to the rebels winning and of course a big celebration. The evil ruler is dead!
But not all is well. Even though I help rebel lady with the funeral proceedings of her now dead father that she hated so much, I also have to come eye to eye with the Spartan general and invite him to our big victory party.
Not pleased, he decides he wants to kill me. Whatever I say, the outcome is always fighting this dude, for taking his glory, girl and victory. After a short battle he dies. I win, haha.

I return to the party to find the rebel lady. She tells me the general has been called back to Sparta and is due for a promotion. Hurrah! I can lie to her, but instead i bring her the news that he's dead.
She calls him stubborn but also berates me for killing him. She had send word for both him and me to help her and her rebellion and we've brought nothing but sorrow.

Aye, time to wrap up this party. Good old Sokrates returns and starts his lecture on making choices again. Goddamn you were right little man. Had I kept it 'professional' the Spartan general might still have lived as a powerful ally no doubt.
I make a speech about how we have won our freedom and everyone including rebel lady gets drunk.

Fin.
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It's not the bloody baron, but there's a lot of choices that determine how everything plays out.
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kingv

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34564 on: January 23, 2020, 08:49:05 AM »
Played through the beginning part of vampyr last night. This game is pretty hype honestly.

BIONIC

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34565 on: January 23, 2020, 01:25:51 PM »
Played through the beginning part of vampyr last night. This game is pretty hype honestly.

It痴 pretty darn good breh. Beating it without feeding on anyone :lawd
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kingv

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34566 on: January 23, 2020, 04:06:15 PM »
Too late for that
 :stahp

I知 gonna go bore mode and suck every man dry.

MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34567 on: January 23, 2020, 05:00:03 PM »
Too late for that
 :stahp

I知 gonna go bore mode and suck every man dry.

 :mouf

MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34568 on: January 24, 2020, 08:11:46 AM »
What are some needed Skyrim mods?

Cause the inventory management, spells assignment, map, skills explanation and progress suck.

Also what are some recommended GFX overhauls?



Svejk

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34569 on: January 24, 2020, 08:25:52 AM »
SkyUI
Realistic lighting Overhaul
Realistic Ragdoll and Force
RaceMenu
Skyrim HD - 2K (There's probably better ones now)
Static Mesh Improvement
Sounds of Skyrim
Unofficial Skyrim Legendary Edition Patch (if that's the version played)
VioLens (Killmove mod)
Visible Windows
100x Your Carry Weight  :D
A Quality World Map
ApachiiSkyHair
Belt Fastened Quivers
Better Bows
Beyond Skyrim - Bruma
CBBE (for female characters)
Climates of Tamriel
Cloaks of Skyrim
Corners of Skyrim
Enhanced Blood Textures
Enhanced Character Edit
Enhanced Lights and Fx
Fores New Idles
Helmet toggle
Immersive Armors
Pretty Combat Animations

To name a few I felt to be essential

I haven't personally used Vortex, but my time with Nexus MM had been great.  Heard shitty things about Vortex to not even bother with it.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34570 on: January 24, 2020, 10:55:50 AM »
Too much of a dirty poor to buy Monster Hunter World: Icebourne so instead of continuing my progress on PS4 i'm currently going through the PC version of the base game i had bought some time ago.

Now i need to toss a zenni to my Witcher since he just appeared in the world  :lol
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Joe Molotov

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34571 on: January 24, 2020, 01:28:43 PM »
Sweaty skin texture mods :lawd
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Freyj

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34572 on: January 24, 2020, 02:33:45 PM »
What are some needed Skyrim mods?

Cause the inventory management, spells assignment, map, skills explanation and progress suck.

Also what are some recommended GFX overhauls?

https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/10694?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

Start there. And yes it痴 mildly a pain in the ass if you don稚 have SE just because that痴 where most of the dev is happening at. This is a deep rabbit hole depending on how much or how little anime waifu you prefer in your Skyrim. Also some of the ENB stuff is insanely expensive to run so YMMV.

I really enjoyed the Ordinator perks overhaul fwiw. Went through this all last December and that stood out.

Freyj

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« Reply #34573 on: January 24, 2020, 02:38:04 PM »
Also lol wtf someone made a Sekiro combat mod. I壇 check that out if it wouldn稚 be a lost weekend modding out Skyrim again.

Most of those complete combat overhauls miss the mark but there痴 some fun shit around like turning the H2H into suplexes and other wrestling moves.

Spieler1

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34574 on: January 25, 2020, 06:10:10 PM »
Replaying Contra 4. Back in the day I finished all of those crazy challenge missions, but I never played through the whole campaign. I remember why, shit is hard :fbm Though mostly because of how long it goes compared to other Contra titles. They should've cut some things like the 3D stages or reduced boss HP, because 45 minutes for a good run is too long - particularly if you have to repeat it a dozen times to get it down.

BIONIC

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34575 on: January 26, 2020, 01:32:16 AM »
I知 100 hours deep into Witcher 3, and I知 not even half done with Skellige yet :foxx

Loving it though :aah
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MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34576 on: January 26, 2020, 10:42:45 AM »
I知 100 hours deep into Witcher 3, and I知 not even half done with Skellige yet :foxx

Loving it though :aah

It's a pretty repetitive and copy pasted game tho

 :doge

Freyj

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34577 on: January 26, 2020, 12:32:48 PM »
Trails in the Sky the 3rd: Christ some of these door side stories are so long. Don稚 like the way the narrative being all doors based throws off the pacing.

BIONIC

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34578 on: January 26, 2020, 01:31:48 PM »
I知 100 hours deep into Witcher 3, and I知 not even half done with Skellige yet :foxx

Loving it though :aah

It's a pretty repetitive and copy pasted game tho

 :doge

:piss raist :piss2
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Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34579 on: January 26, 2020, 01:44:18 PM »
Trails in the Sky the 3rd: Christ some of these door side stories are so long. Don稚 like the way the narrative being all doors based throws off the pacing.

It does, and some doors are less good than others, and some are good but go on way too long (Chloe school arc), but when you're done you'll appreciate all the different world building you got in addition to the main story tale.

Fwiw, the next game coming out in 2020 sounds like it's gonna be the same structure as 3rd with doors and all. Probably have the same pacing issues, but the Trails series has always had pacing issues anyhow. The only game without pacing issues is the back half of Ao/Azure and it's why its considered generally the high point of the series.

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34580 on: January 26, 2020, 07:28:33 PM »
finished Cthulhu saves Christmas

The writing was good and funny throughout although the game feels like a stand up comedian in depression taking potshots at itself way too much. The music, though few in tracks, is great synth. The gameplay though...I thought it got worse as it went along and enemies got stronger and more HP and your movelists and power generally didn't increase along with them. I thought a lot of moves were pretty useless, there's a lot of rng, normal enemy fights take too long on anything above easy and boss fights were fun on normal but felt cheap on hard. The balance in general just felt pretty out of whack (you get a non-rng party heal spell in like...the last dungeon and I got the very first revive spell upon beating the final boss -_-).

I want to recommend it, but I don't think the gameplay is good enough to play over other rpgs. I mean it's nice that it's short at like 5-6 hours and funny, but the battles and really boring simple dungeon design bring it down a ton.

I'll still give Cosmic Star Heroine a shot at some point, since it's a larger effort title by this dev team of like 3 people, but if they can't nail the gameplay balance here I'm not expecting the gameplay balance in that one to be much better.

Fwiw, I thought the final boss fight on normal had pretty good balance. But it's a multi-enemy fight and as you clear each enemy the fight gets easier to the point when only the final boss is left it's a joke and there's no threat. Shouldn't final boss fights be the opposite and get harder as the fight progresses? Balance is just odd.










Coax

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34581 on: January 27, 2020, 01:18:29 AM »
Ghost of a Tale. Had it installed for like a year or more but wasn't in the mood for it until now. Interestingly has various outfit sets one can acquire in different pieces and has Souls-looking regenerating stamina bar for the playable character (more to balance sprinting after guard alerts that anything combat related).

Trying to find some combination of FoV tweaks, aspect ratio and... something that will help with the nauseated feeling I get playing it. Bumping down a number of settings gets me to 55-60fps but I'm still getting that feeling. Game is otherwise okay so far but that aspect is putting a dampener on the experience.

bluemax

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34582 on: January 27, 2020, 01:19:33 AM »
finished Cthulhu saves Christmas

The writing was good and funny throughout although the game feels like a stand up comedian in depression taking potshots at itself way too much. The music, though few in tracks, is great synth. The gameplay though...I thought it got worse as it went along and enemies got stronger and more HP and your movelists and power generally didn't increase along with them. I thought a lot of moves were pretty useless, there's a lot of rng, normal enemy fights take too long on anything above easy and boss fights were fun on normal but felt cheap on hard. The balance in general just felt pretty out of whack (you get a non-rng party heal spell in like...the last dungeon and I got the very first revive spell upon beating the final boss -_-).

I want to recommend it, but I don't think the gameplay is good enough to play over other rpgs. I mean it's nice that it's short at like 5-6 hours and funny, but the battles and really boring simple dungeon design bring it down a ton.

I'll still give Cosmic Star Heroine a shot at some point, since it's a larger effort title by this dev team of like 3 people, but if they can't nail the gameplay balance here I'm not expecting the gameplay balance in that one to be much better.

Fwiw, I thought the final boss fight on normal had pretty good balance. But it's a multi-enemy fight and as you clear each enemy the fight gets easier to the point when only the final boss is left it's a joke and there's no threat. Shouldn't final boss fights be the opposite and get harder as the fight progresses? Balance is just odd.

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FWIW I didn't get very far in CSH because I felt like regular fights took just way too long. I think I've had this issue with every one of their games (never played the Penny Arcade one), like all the pieces are there, but the balance just never quite feels right. I want to love Zeboyd games more than I do because they are doing the thing I wish I was doing.
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Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34583 on: January 27, 2020, 02:09:32 AM »
finished Cthulhu saves Christmas

The writing was good and funny throughout although the game feels like a stand up comedian in depression taking potshots at itself way too much. The music, though few in tracks, is great synth. The gameplay though...I thought it got worse as it went along and enemies got stronger and more HP and your movelists and power generally didn't increase along with them. I thought a lot of moves were pretty useless, there's a lot of rng, normal enemy fights take too long on anything above easy and boss fights were fun on normal but felt cheap on hard. The balance in general just felt pretty out of whack (you get a non-rng party heal spell in like...the last dungeon and I got the very first revive spell upon beating the final boss -_-).

I want to recommend it, but I don't think the gameplay is good enough to play over other rpgs. I mean it's nice that it's short at like 5-6 hours and funny, but the battles and really boring simple dungeon design bring it down a ton.

I'll still give Cosmic Star Heroine a shot at some point, since it's a larger effort title by this dev team of like 3 people, but if they can't nail the gameplay balance here I'm not expecting the gameplay balance in that one to be much better.

Fwiw, I thought the final boss fight on normal had pretty good balance. But it's a multi-enemy fight and as you clear each enemy the fight gets easier to the point when only the final boss is left it's a joke and there's no threat. Shouldn't final boss fights be the opposite and get harder as the fight progresses? Balance is just odd.

FWIW I didn't get very far in CSH because I felt like regular fights took just way too long. I think I've had this issue with every one of their games (never played the Penny Arcade one), like all the pieces are there, but the balance just never quite feels right. I want to love Zeboyd games more than I do because they are doing the thing I wish I was doing.

That's too bad. Yeah I think the balance and long battles just stop being fun after a few dungeons. I feel like they design it this way to pad the game length tbh.

Coax

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34584 on: January 27, 2020, 11:33:01 PM »
Trying to find some combination of FoV tweaks, aspect ratio and... something that will help with the nauseated feeling I get playing it.

This might be the first game in like a decade to give me this intense reaction after not that long playing. Knocks me out ??? Managed to tweak it to where ~30m sessions are probably doable.



Impressions so far apart from that (in the first set of areas).

Likes:

- Premise and animal characters.
- RPG-like inventory system where you can browse, equip and use through things you've collected such as food, clothing, quest items.
- Various cute collectible outfits, some required for quests and affect movement speed for example.
- Decent variety of video and general game settings, including native ultrawide support.
- Dualshock 4 prompts option (however it changes the default good mapping of the Xbox controls, though the buttons can be remapped again).



Dislikes:

- While being decent looking visually the lighting can be hard to make out when it turns night or in darker areas. You have perishable candles but they're mostly intended for areas entirely lacking light (presumably enemies, too) and I feel the environments in general could have benefited from better thought-out environmental lighting.

- Level design isn't particularly intuitive and I frequently find myself accidentally returning to spots due to this. The rudimentary map only helps somewhat.

- In several scenarios throwing a bottle at enemies from behind does nothing but break the bottle despite showing the correct prompt. Since one has to scout around for more bottles (unsure if they respawn) it's annoying when inconsistent quirks like this occur.

So-so:

- Not a bad variety of dialog (tips, some bard related like songs, little bits of backstory) but not amazing either.
- For some reason the game sticks the version number faintly in the bottom right as if it's some early access version (I bought it after its official release).

riotous

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34585 on: January 27, 2020, 11:35:25 PM »
Bought They Are Billions

Despite all the reviews bashing the campaign I love it.  Reminds me of Warcraft 2 a lot. 

Rahxephon91

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34586 on: January 27, 2020, 11:51:17 PM »
Might as well play this Astral Chain that I've had since it came out.

bluemax

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34587 on: January 28, 2020, 12:08:20 AM »
Booted up Octopath Traveler this weekend. The systems in this game are still good, but battles feel like they take too long and I feel like all my characters except the one I can't swap out are way under leveled. I'm at like 45 hours and have only done 1/4 of the third chapters
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34588 on: January 28, 2020, 09:56:47 AM »
it doesn't get better, bail
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Freyj

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34589 on: January 28, 2020, 11:00:13 AM »
Octopath was another Emperor痴 New Clothes for me. Don稚 get the praise beyond it being a neat aesthetic.

Rahxephon91

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34590 on: January 28, 2020, 07:44:42 PM »
For me the problem with Octopath is that it does itself no favor with its structure. Which doesn稚 hide how repetitive it is. I mean all games are repetitive, but like in Persona 5 the point is to create a routine in how you will tackle your activities or something like Astral Chain makes the episodic feel more natural through maybe the narrative or whatever. In Octo it made me feel more disconnected and and a bit more route.

I only made it 10 hours in and do plan to go back though.

bluemax

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34591 on: January 29, 2020, 12:24:46 AM »
Right, most JRPGs don't have that much variation and the way they break it up is with the town->world map->dungeon->story flow. But since there is only travel between towns when going to a town for the first time, and all the dungeons have identical length and general structure it all just blends together.

One thing a lot of good JRPGs have are what I call connecting dungeons, ie they aren't just caves or temples in a corner that you walk to, go to the bottom of and then warp out, but rather things like caves through mountains, or just mountains you climb over. I feel like good RPGs have these, and they're shorter than standard dungeons, with weaker bosses (or no boss), but a bit more challenging than simply walking across the world map.

I don't expect Octopath to get better, I'm just kind of going back through games I stopped playing last year because of work and seeing which ones I want to finish and which ones I'm okay with re-shelving.
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MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34592 on: January 29, 2020, 06:56:32 AM »
I started playing XCOM 2 WOTC again, made a squad with CJ from GTA, Sam Fisher, Agent 47, Garak from DS9, Rex Colt from Far Cry Blood Dragon, Riddick from Pitch Black etc  and have a lot more voices to create soldiers with

shit is pretty awesome, especially CJ

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34593 on: January 29, 2020, 04:32:45 PM »
Finally finished DQ XI It's Dragon Quest. You either love that or hate that.

Finished Katana Zero Loved it. Need the expansions.

Finished King of Cards- Very charming. But definitely not everyone's cut of tea. My kids are massive Shovel Knight fans and when they saw this was more of a precision platformer they just sorta gave it up for other things. I had fun with it. That being said, it totally is an expansion. If this was a total game in of itself I'd feel somewhat ripped off. The card game was ok, but it lacked the simple cleverness of something like triple triad or something like that.

Finished Gris - Essentially it's this gen's Journey. But with better art, and some actual gameplay. It's more a game that you play for the lesson than the game itself. If you like that kind of game then you'll love this. If you just want very good gameplay then I'd look elsewhere

In the middle of Celeste After finishing King of cards I figured if I was going to do a precision platformer I'd do an actual one. I love and hate this game. I'm on stage 4. I've died over 500 times in that space. It doesn't beat you over the head with it's much lauded symbolism. But it's there if you like that kind of thing.

Currently watching my kid take on Sekiro He just fought that huge headless monkey. I started Sekiro when it came out and thought I'd go back to it. After seeing him go through all those generals and all the stuff he's had to do, I'm not sure I'm actually up for that challenge. I'll say this, I thought that Bloodbourne had the most exciting boss fights. I believe Sekiro's got that beat. That being said, it seems just beyond my grasp. I could get the abilities eventually to git gud, but I could use that time playing something else from my massive backlog
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34594 on: January 29, 2020, 05:44:12 PM »
Finished A Plague Tale: Innocence.
- Best rat physics 2019
- Beautiful game. (I need to start taking screenshots as I play. It even has a photo mode, but I never touched it. :I)
- Varied challenges. Stealth heavy, but forgiving. Was never bored and only rarely annoyed (moving the braziers in the castle got old fast).
- The rat apocalypse is seriously over the top stupid, but it worked for me.
- Crafting was superfluous. All but the sling upgrades just aren't interesting or useful enough. Resource management for ammo types is not required either, since you will always find the required materials nearby should the game require a certain type for an upcoming challenge. It's just one of those boxes you have to tick, I guess.
- Boss fights were 'eh', but the final boss was comical, in a good way.
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Giant rat pillars crashing down on you as the deranged old man crowns himself the pinnacle of all creation? Yeah, sure!
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- Amicia never washes that blood off her nose. Or the scab? Or is it a really strange, scarlet red scar? Either way, it stood out to me after several time-skips.
- I played with French audio, for added flavour. Had a hard time keeping up with the subtitles during incidental dialogue, but it was a great choice overall.
- Hugo is obviously not voiced by a child (in French, anyway), but the woman who plays him did a great job. Luca was played by a woman also. Would never have guessed. :leon
- Finally, chromatic aberration. Fucking stop with that shit. :yuck Thankfully there's a toggle in the options. By default ('normal') it's constant and covers the whole frame. Why make everything look fuzzy just to simluate an undesireable artifact of camera lenses? I don't get it.

I also finished PSP perspective puzzler CRUSH. Not much to say, besides that it is good. I was captivated enough to go for 100% clears of every level, but not enough to do any of the bonus levels unlocked by that. They're tightly timed and while the controls in this are fit for purpose, they're not smooth enough to play under duress.
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Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34595 on: January 29, 2020, 11:56:43 PM »
Still playing RDR2 and enjoying it as an outlaw life sim. Usually if I play for an hour or two I'll get about 2 "missions" done in a session. Missions can sometimes just be like a bounty mission, a fishing mission, hunting a legendary animal I stumble across, so still making slow progress through ch.3's story missions. I like exploring and finding sites to add to the journal and I've found a good amount of the collectible cards just exploring any place that looked interesting. I play it like a sim and try to eat a few times a day and feed and clean my horse and get some sleep each night. Generally having fun.

But tonight I loaded up with my horse next to me and then started a bounty type mission on a train and when I got off the train I whistled for my horse and it told me my horse was dead  :maf
Mostly just sucks because it had better base stats than these generic ones and I don't have a lot of money so I can't buy some fast one from Valentine. Will just have to live with a average stat horse for now.









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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34596 on: January 30, 2020, 04:13:01 AM »
Finally finished DQ XI It's Dragon Quest. You either love that or hate that.

Serious question, how have you time to finish that game? I liked it enough, but at 25 hours I just felt I could to play so many other games/do other things in the 100+ hours it apparently takes to finish it.
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MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34597 on: January 30, 2020, 04:37:22 AM »
@Bepbo you can find some really good horses and break em in, no need to buy them

Nintex

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34598 on: January 30, 2020, 04:40:41 AM »
Found Epstein's sex dungeon in AC Odyssey or was it Depardieu? Sure looked like him before I slit his throat.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34599 on: January 30, 2020, 09:55:26 AM »
Finally finished DQ XI It's Dragon Quest. You either love that or hate that.

Serious question, how have you time to finish that game? I liked it enough, but at 25 hours I just felt I could to play so many other games/do other things in the 100+ hours it apparently takes to finish it.
It took me almost  a year from when I started it to finish it. Just put in a hour or so here or there.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34600 on: January 30, 2020, 10:12:08 AM »
I finished the Switch version in 70 hours over maybe 3 months. Portable mode makes long RPGs much more accessible.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34601 on: January 30, 2020, 03:43:49 PM »
there's no urgency in DQ games, which i love. makes it easy to play an episode or two, then put down the game for a while until i feel like coming back. they're so well-desinged that there isn't really a "derusting" period where i have to learn how to play again.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34602 on: January 30, 2020, 06:58:57 PM »
Since Rondo of Blood changed my opinion on classic Castlevania a couple of years back, I'm returning to this series every now and then. I played a few hours of CV1 and don't know why I remember it to be clunky, it's very good.  :doge I didn't like the static jump back in the day, but now I don't mind at all. I usually prefer faster paced games and in the past I disliked the slower nature of the classic games, but now it feels right. Even in the first game there's just something about whipping monsters with a rocking OST. :lawd
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34603 on: January 30, 2020, 07:34:25 PM »
@Bepbo you can find some really good horses and break em in, no need to buy them

Hmmm, how do you get a horse? Lasso it? It's been a while since the tutorial. Also are there any good horses in the south?


One thing I don't like about RDR2 is to fish the legendary fish you just use the same bait which you have to buy from a spot near Lagrass. I tried fishing for a couple of them before getting there and no luck.
Meanwhile with legendary animals you can just use any gun you have on you, and damage doesn't even matter, so you just track and bit and fight. Much, much easier.


OH, and I just learned last night, 30+ hours in, how to RETRY A MISSION FROM CHECKPOINT/ABANDON MISSION. You pull out your list of tasks with left d-pad and then select the mission and hit abandon. Man, this would have helped a couple times. They really should've let you abandon/retry just from the start screen like every.other.game.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34604 on: January 30, 2020, 08:12:33 PM »
atmospheric indie game recs? Something I can relax to after a hard day of living my hellish existence. I like exploring.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34605 on: January 30, 2020, 08:16:09 PM »
atmospheric indie game recs? Something I can relax to after a hard day of living my hellish existence. I like exploring.



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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34606 on: January 31, 2020, 02:29:06 AM »
Caught a big fish in RDR2. Doesn't seem like there's much you can do with besides put it on your horse and admire it, sell it for a few bucks or donate it. Also ran across a chance encounter of a prison escapee looking for me to shoot off his handcuffs. Instead hogtied him and left him for the sheriff lol I like when the game is more rpg and let's you do whatever.


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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34607 on: January 31, 2020, 02:51:33 AM »
@Bepbo you can find some really good horses and break em in, no need to buy them

Hmmm, how do you get a horse? Lasso it? It's been a while since the tutorial. Also are there any good horses in the south?


One thing I don't like about RDR2 is to fish the legendary fish you just use the same bait which you have to buy from a spot near Lagrass. I tried fishing for a couple of them before getting there and no luck.
Meanwhile with legendary animals you can just use any gun you have on you, and damage doesn't even matter, so you just track and bit and fight. Much, much easier.


OH, and I just learned last night, 30+ hours in, how to RETRY A MISSION FROM CHECKPOINT/ABANDON MISSION. You pull out your list of tasks with left d-pad and then select the mission and hit abandon. Man, this would have helped a couple times. They really should've let you abandon/retry just from the start screen like every.other.game.

Yes you walk slowly towards a horse ( or from your current horse ) and use the lasso on him/her. You'll have to break her in and I think you can stable a few horses so you can try different ones. There are a few horses that are much better than the rest, but personally im not sure which ones. I know there is an albino white horse in the snowy part of the mountain where you first start, on some frozen lake, which has great stats. Im currently using that one.

I think you will also obtain a lure specifically to catch legendary fish, but im not sure..  I should continue my playthrough but really want to upgrade my 1060 3gb to a rx 5600 xt..

Caught a big fish in RDR2. Doesn't seem like there's much you can do with besides put it on your horse and admire it, sell it for a few bucks or donate it. Also ran across a chance encounter of a prison escapee looking for me to shoot off his handcuffs. Instead hogtied him and left him for the sheriff lol I like when the game is more rpg and let's you do whatever.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34608 on: January 31, 2020, 02:52:20 AM »
atmospheric indie game recs? Something I can relax to after a hard day of living my hellish existence. I like exploring.

I know Rumbler recommended My Time at Portia, but I found Stardew Valley a much more relaxing sim. Top down view, no camera interaction so that is a little bit more relaxed imo.


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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34609 on: January 31, 2020, 03:17:19 AM »
Managed to find a Reshade config that alleviates significantly the sick feeling I got while playing Ghost of a Tale earlier. Need to tweak it a bit to reduce the posterization effect of dark boosted areas but the auto brightness and quasi-sharpening effect (it's a sharpening that only applies dark not light edge contrast) has really helped so I don't mind some image quality sacrifice.

Third spoiler tagged pic is how ridiculously dark some areas can be at night without a light in the vanilla game, which I'm sure added to the original eye strain. Kind of a fetch quest-y game but quests seem to be becoming more interesting. Travel on foot with the slow as molasses full metal incognito armor is the main thing consuming time though, unfortunately.





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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34610 on: January 31, 2020, 05:09:11 AM »
Caught a big fish in RDR2. Doesn't seem like there's much you can do with besides put it on your horse and admire it, sell it for a few bucks or donate it. Also ran across a chance encounter of a prison escapee looking for me to shoot off his handcuffs. Instead hogtied him and left him for the sheriff lol I like when the game is more rpg and let's you do whatever.
What else are you going to do with a fish?  :wtf
There's a fishing quest later on in the game, tho.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34611 on: January 31, 2020, 12:33:09 PM »
Caught a big fish in RDR2. Doesn't seem like there's much you can do with besides put it on your horse and admire it, sell it for a few bucks or donate it. Also ran across a chance encounter of a prison escapee looking for me to shoot off his handcuffs. Instead hogtied him and left him for the sheriff lol I like when the game is more rpg and let's you do whatever.
What else are you going to do with a fish?  :wtf
There's a fishing quest later on in the game, tho.

Well since it went on the back of your horse and you had to lug it around I thought you'd get something special out of it. Like maybe some crafting item like animals give.
You can't even eat it! Doesn't show up on your campfire menu. I googled and it confirmed all you could do with it is sell it (was worth like $4) or donate it.

Big scales (scales), fishscale, big weight (fish)  :leon

There's no way to carve it for materials though?

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34612 on: February 01, 2020, 04:54:13 PM »
Been playing a lot of Dark Souls lately, pwned the Bed of Chaos.

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Started up Demon Souls too.
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Nintex

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34613 on: February 01, 2020, 08:38:35 PM »
Played AC Odyssey.

Brought a 'cyclops' looking for a friend together with a lonesome fisherman in between killing cultists.  :heart

LVL 40 now, moving towards the end of the main Odyssey but still so much to do 100+ hours in  :gladbron
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34614 on: February 02, 2020, 03:11:17 AM »
After xmas and new years Ive been pretty busy but things are settling down a bit o Ive got some more time for vidya.

Been playing (and ruining my achievement completion % ratio) the following off GamePass:

Doom 2016 - just beat this recently with all collectibles and challenges complete. Great game which really grew on me, and I'm looking forward to Doom Eternal.

Goose Game - finished the main 'quest', still gotta go back and do the rest of the bonus objectives. Nice game which doesnt overstay its welcome as someone else said.

Human Fall Flat - not really my kinda game. I get that the joke is youre wrangling a weird physics engine but it just isnt fun. Im up to the water level and i think the sailboat/raft BS has made me give up. I also gave up on Outer Worlds because its just a really shit game. How its getting GotY awards is beyond me.

Bloodstained Ritual of the Night - got 100% map now just grinding out the item collection. Its boring so I'm picking away at it slowly.

Enter the Gungeon - I generally do a couple of runs when I boot up my box then play something else. Really fun game but I suck at it. Need to watch a few tutorial clips to learn the secrets and stuff. Furthest Ive gotten is level 4.

Just Cause 4 - I didn't play JC3, but this doesn't seem as good as JC2? Im not really sure what I'm meant to be doing, theres tons of objectives on the map and I'm kinda just doing stuff. The game didn't really explain its progression systems very well. I miss completing locations by destroying all the infrastructure - it looks like this is back to extent but its more of an XP gauge of sorts? I dunno. The game looks good and its fun enough though. The novelty physics gimmick toys are pretty cool.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34615 on: February 02, 2020, 12:46:16 PM »
Senua's Sacrifice
Not as intensely dark as I had imagined. Not in a way that would drag my seasonally affected ass down, anyway. Just killed Valravn, going for Surtr next.

HardcoreRetro

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34616 on: February 02, 2020, 01:10:12 PM »
The asmr female voices gave me a boner.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34617 on: February 02, 2020, 01:59:55 PM »
Senua's Sacrifice
Not as intensely dark as I had imagined. Not in a way that would drag my seasonally affected ass down, anyway. Just killed Valravn, going for Surtr next.

It gets psychology darker the further you go I would say.  Listening about her past throughout gets more messed up too.  I really enjoyed that game... Headphones headphones headphones if not already.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34618 on: February 02, 2020, 02:01:49 PM »
I always use headphones when I play games. Don't even own speakers that are worth a damn.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #34619 on: February 02, 2020, 02:04:51 PM »
Just Cause 4 - I didn't play JC3, but this doesn't seem as good as JC2? Im not really sure what I'm meant to be doing, theres tons of objectives on the map and I'm kinda just doing stuff. The game didn't really explain its progression systems very well. I miss completing locations by destroying all the infrastructure - it looks like this is back to extent but its more of an XP gauge of sorts? I dunno. The game looks good and its fun enough though. The novelty physics gimmick toys are pretty cool.

I didn't play 4, but 3 was definitely less fun than 2. If your game is as repetitive as JC, maybe making a bigger and bigger map is gonna stop being a plus at some point.

The main issue with 3 was all your skills/gear were locked behind stupid mini-game activities for progression which made it very unfun to progress and get up to full wrecking ability speed. Instead of some race being a fun optional side activity to change things up it suddenly becomes a mandatory frustrating race. Bad design but I guess they figured no one was playing their side stuff so they forced it in.

Senua's Sacrifice
Not as intensely dark as I had imagined. Not in a way that would drag my seasonally affected ass down, anyway. Just killed Valravn, going for Surtr next.

It gets psychology darker the further you go I would say.  Listening about her past throughout gets more messed up too.  I really enjoyed that game... Headphones headphones headphones if not already.

Yeah, I played the first hour or so of this with headphones and the sound design was the best part for sure.