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tiesto

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35280 on: September 21, 2019, 02:46:32 PM »
After 90 hours I'm still playing CS2. The final dungeon is taking forever... at the end of the second sanctum and there's apparently 2 more?
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Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35281 on: September 21, 2019, 03:16:45 PM »
After 90 hours I'm still playing CS2. The final dungeon is taking forever... at the end of the second sanctum and there's apparently 2 more?

Yeah, CS is long as fuck! 350-400 hours between the 4 games to tell a story lol
And there's going to be a 3rd style game with MORE CS story as the 5th game and setting up for the next arcs coming next before we start over in new location.

HD was hard for falcom :(

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35282 on: September 22, 2019, 12:06:33 AM »
Beat Fight n' Rage on easy. Now I know there is such thing as a beat 'em up game that is waaaaaay too long. Like there's tons of content and the enemies, bosses, multiple characters, combat is good! And tons of branching stages and multiple endings. But if you're gonna have all that, focus on branching and multiple endings and keep each run at a normal length for a beat 'em up. This game just goes on and on and on and almost the entire back half is just fighting all the same enemies and bosses as mini-bosses/enemies over and over again without much knew.

Still a good game, but I'm so burnt out after finishing one run and trying the moves on the other 2 characters that I'm good.

Mr Gilhaney

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35283 on: September 22, 2019, 06:51:46 AM »
almost forgot how much i love ni no cunny










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Spieler1

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35284 on: September 22, 2019, 09:14:40 AM »
really didn't like the look (or anything) of the first game. second game had a shit story, but it could pull off the look properly and it was dumb fun gameplaywise.

demi

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35285 on: September 22, 2019, 09:33:41 AM »
First one had better story, second one had better gameplay

There's a translation for the DS version if you want to play that I guess

http://www.romhacking.net/translations/4068/
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Cindi Mayweather

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35286 on: September 22, 2019, 12:33:30 PM »
Beat Undertale.

Bad game.

Stick to VNs and comics for the love of God.

Might be the biggest evidence Iíve ever seen that a unique game doesn't make a good one. The people who have hyped it for years are clearly smoking some crack.
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Cindi Mayweather

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35287 on: September 22, 2019, 12:55:45 PM »
Celeste, however, is an actual good game.

I want to play more of it but the switch has a dog shit dpad. You have eight way movement and the switch has buttons as a dpad. NO. The analog stick is a substitute but it will never be as precise as a dpad.

I really want that goddamn SNES Switch. Why Nintendo under printed that goddamn controller I donít know.
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Spieler1

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35288 on: September 22, 2019, 01:12:33 PM »
or just buy such games on a better platform  :doge

Cindi Mayweather

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35289 on: September 22, 2019, 01:21:11 PM »
Or maybe shut the fuck up.
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Freyj

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35290 on: September 22, 2019, 02:01:00 PM »
First one had better story, second one had better gameplay

There's a translation for the DS version if you want to play that I guess

http://www.romhacking.net/translations/4068/

Thought I remembered there being a ridiculous physical book needed to play this and wasn't disappointed by the massive PDF included with that patch.

I got about 80% of the way through completion on this game on the PS3 before my phat 60 died so I won't be replaying it but wouldn't mind checking out the DS version.

Rahxephon91

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35291 on: September 22, 2019, 09:20:53 PM »
I think both Ni No Kuni's are pretty meh to just bad games. They look great though, but Ni No Kuni 2 has a strange presentation. I don't know, Level 5 is just a meh developer.

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35292 on: September 23, 2019, 12:17:15 AM »
Little Misfortune - Finished this Fran Bow follow up light adventure game. ~2.5 hours. Nice little story and super fucked up and funny. Really good art and fun VA. The Engrish cursing was especially charming. Hope it helps them get a bit more funding to finish their cat game they were working on and then Fran Bow 2.







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Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35293 on: September 23, 2019, 02:55:20 AM »
Finished Sayonara Wild Hearts - I liked it but didn't love it. Gameplay is a bit too simple most of the time or trial & error for high scores. Some great highs for sure, one of the boss fights involving VR is really cool and the music and visuals are pretty great.

But in the end, it still felt like a mostly mobile experience, fairly shallow popcorn entertainment for a couple hours meant for short bursts, aka not my thing. It's definitely worth a play, but I'll stick to Rez and Sin & Punishment.

Svejk

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35294 on: September 23, 2019, 01:03:35 PM »
Been having a total blast with Arkham Knight.  Not sure why folks hated on the Batmobile parts, but I'm enjoying them just as much as the Battie parts.  (It's Sega CD Batman Returns driving mixed with PS1 Ghost in the Shell!)  I don't see it being forced upon you anymore than his other tools in order to progress the game.  Playing this, I feel like my 11 year old self again!  :preach  :aweshum

kingv

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35295 on: September 23, 2019, 01:43:43 PM »
Thereís a lot of good stuff in Arkham knight thatís set back by some weird design decisions.

The riddler rooms are bad.

Any of the car puzzles are also pretty bad.

Driving the car is pretty fun.

Tank fights are ultra repetitive by the end of the game.

The lack of boss fights is itís main sin though. All of the major conflicts are resolved via cutscene.

kingv

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35296 on: September 23, 2019, 01:46:33 PM »
And the season pass was.... terrible.

Coffee Dog

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35297 on: September 23, 2019, 03:13:30 PM »
I have a soft spot for the extra villains they added to the campaign, but as usual for the arkham games, basically all the dlc sucks unless you really like the challenge rooms.

Ghoul

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35298 on: September 23, 2019, 06:25:50 PM »
I hated the car parts so much, I was getting near the end and you have that long ass driving mission and I simply said fuck it and stopped playing.

The riddler rooms start out fun, but when there's so many of them and then some locked behind some pre-order bullshit that really annoyed me. literally locking a trophy/achievement behind a character paywall.

I'm playing D2 at the moment getting ready for shadowkeep grind for hopefully a 24 hour clear of the new raid, want a jacket and the emblem you get :)

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35299 on: September 23, 2019, 07:04:53 PM »
So Layers of Fear was really boring. Like it's a walking sim where not much happens and it's mostly just room to room to jump scare you zzz
I also got about halfway through Blair Witch and it was really boring too.

Both games had great art direction.

Not sure if I should bother trying Observer. I don't think I like Blooper's game design style.

BisMarckie

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35300 on: September 23, 2019, 07:10:27 PM »
Been having a total blast with Arkham Knight.  Not sure why folks hated on the Batmobile parts, but I'm enjoying them just as much as the Battie parts.  (It's Sega CD Batman Returns driving mixed with PS1 Ghost in the Shell!)  I don't see it being forced upon you anymore than his other tools in order to progress the game.  Playing this, I feel like my 11 year old self again!  :preach  :aweshum

Playing Arkham Asylum for the first time after having it sit in my backlog for close to a decade. Playing the XBOX One version btw and I really like it. Combat, even though itís mashy feels really satisfying and it still looks good for a last gen remaster. But like almost every AAA game, I would like it better if it were a bit shorter.

Svejk

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35301 on: September 23, 2019, 07:41:03 PM »
Yeah, I don't need any game for that matter to be longer than 10 hours, tbph. Lol

Not sure if I should bother trying Observer. I don't think I like Blooper's game design style.
I didn't play Layers of Fear, but I got Observer because of the whole Cyberpunkish theme.  Was hoping to get some Snatcher-esque vibes from it... Although the story was ok I thought, it had more loud, obnoxious jump scares.  Felt cheap in that aspect.  RIP, Rutger Hauer.   :(

kingv

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35302 on: September 24, 2019, 12:02:49 AM »
I have a soft spot for the extra villains they added to the campaign, but as usual for the arkham games, basically all the dlc sucks unless you really like the challenge rooms.

They added extra villains to the campaign as dlc? I donít remember that... unless your talking about the side story where itís like robin and bar girl at a carnival or something like that.

Those fucking car race courses though. What a waste of development time.

I think there was like some dumb robin or nightwing mission that was like maybe 30 minutes  long and really simple.

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35303 on: September 24, 2019, 11:52:33 PM »
Beat Streets of Rage 2 for the first time just now. Have played it before, but never owned a Genesis so never sat down to actually try to beat it. Damn that was awesome. After beating it went right back in and played some more. I've beat the first few stages with all 4 characters now to get a feel for them all. I did my main playthrough as Axel, that F,F+P burning fist uppercut is so satisfying when it connects and slowly bashes through enemies.

The combat was good (though I wish you could juggle after jump kicks float enemies), and the enemies and bosses were great. I was surprised in the last few stages that the bosses weren't way harder than some of the earlier bosses. Mr. X and Shiva didn't even seem like they had more HP than earlier bosses. The bosses that gave me the most trouble was the Abobo ripoff wrestler and the Punchout Mr. Bear boxer guy. Spinning Shura ninja claw guy, and...

The jetpack guy was always a pain in the ass for the entire game and they throw a lot of them at you. I feel like I need to watch a strategy guide for how you're supposed to fight this fucker because in the end the only safe route I found was basically jump kicking him when he dashes across but doing 1 jump kick at a time damage takes forever and it would always just kill the pacing whenever he showed up and I cleared everyone else and then was jump kicking around on him.

The backgrounds were AWESOME, really liked the variety in stages like the baseball stadium secret base, the disneyland park, robo factory, etc...

Music was pretty good. Played on a genesis pad on the mini and it felt really good with the button layout and a good d-pad.

What I really like about Streets of Rage 2 is how balanced it is. Like there are apples and turkeys everywhere and weapons and money and you get extra lives with the points so as long as you can hang on you can usually refill your hp. The special attacks are also good and helpful for things like getting grabbed. I definitely would like to watch a good Axel strategy video because I feel like there's room for good strategies for each enemy type and situation. None of the bosses are total HP grinds, everything is constantly fun.

Definitely lived up to its reputation as the king of the beat em up genre. How does SoR1 & 3 hold up in comparison?


It's interesting playing this less than a week after I played through Fight N' Rage which is essentially one big homage/ripoff of SoR2. The combat in that has the juggles I want, but the enemies there aren't as fun to fight as SoR2, the bosses especially aren't as good, and the stages don't feel as well balanced in terms of HP items and stuff. I think I'm also kinda sour on Fight N' Rage because before you get to the final island areas there are I guess 3 branching ways to get there? A TMNT surfing stage which looked cool, something else, and a shitty raft in the sewers. I got the last one and that raft stage was fucking terrible and made me dislike the game more than I should. Was just tons of annoying enemies in a raft where you can easily fall off with your own moves or getting hit and take a lot of damage and then a boss fight on that raft as well. Bleh.

bluemax

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35304 on: September 25, 2019, 12:03:27 AM »
really didn't like the look (or anything) of the first game. second game had a shit story, but it could pull off the look properly and it was dumb fun gameplaywise.

I hated how the over world looked like a budget Square Enix game.
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Svejk

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35305 on: September 25, 2019, 12:07:30 AM »
The jetpack guy was always a pain in the ass for the entire game and they throw a lot of them at you. I feel like I need to watch a strategy guide for how you're supposed to fight this fucker because in the end the only safe route I found was basically jump kicking him when he dashes across but doing 1 jump kick at a time damage takes forever and it would always just kill the pacing whenever he showed up and I cleared everyone else and then was jump kicking around on him..
With the jetpack guy, using Axel, do the straight up jump kick (don't press in a direction).  Seems to pop him easily in mid air or when he's dashing.  Has a good AOE.  Not sure if any other way that's easier or quicker.

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35306 on: September 25, 2019, 12:31:01 AM »
Also the other thing that was fun about Streets of Rage 2 was all the videogame references. Like Joe & Duck King from Fatal Fury are in this (I checked and Fatal Fury was 91 and this 92, so I'm guessing this was a nod to that and not the other way around), the boxer from Punchout, etc...all good stuff.

The jetpack guy was always a pain in the ass for the entire game and they throw a lot of them at you. I feel like I need to watch a strategy guide for how you're supposed to fight this fucker because in the end the only safe route I found was basically jump kicking him when he dashes across but doing 1 jump kick at a time damage takes forever and it would always just kill the pacing whenever he showed up and I cleared everyone else and then was jump kicking around on him..
With the jetpack guy, using Axel, do the straight up jump kick (don't press in a direction).  Seems to pop him easily in mid air or when he's dashing.  Has a good AOE.  Not sure if any other way that's easier or quicker.

Yeah, I was trying to do that but he moves around a lot and then I jump up and he's gone :(

Cindi Mayweather

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35307 on: September 25, 2019, 12:50:52 AM »
Streets of Rage 1 is good. 3 is bad. It was rebalanced for USA  and one of those cases where rebalance isnso different from the Japanese version it becomes near unplayable. Have never played bare knuckle 3 tho
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Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35308 on: September 25, 2019, 01:05:36 AM »
I just tried 1, 3 and Remake. 1 seems too simplistic and the graphics look really weak. The first stage went on pretty long and not much combat variety. 3 was weird. The music was WTF, the speed is so much faster that it throws me off, but I do like that you can dash and roll up & down now. Remake seems really cool and you can adjust a million things but I wonder if I can adjust the base speed because it's set on 3's speed and not sure if I want something that fast paced coming off 2's combat.

remy

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35309 on: September 25, 2019, 01:07:42 AM »
Some people like the err... progressive soundtrack of SOR3 but I can't deal with it. it's kind of aggressively hostile sounding. I also think a lot of the stages are really obnoxious. The mine-cart train one, the night club, etc are all visually and mechanically noisy.

I like the system changes and Zan though but virtually everything else about it  :yuck

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35310 on: September 25, 2019, 01:37:23 AM »
Yeah I read some review that was positive on Zan. I think I'll try a run of SoR3 (JP) w/Zan and see if I stick with it.

MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35311 on: September 25, 2019, 01:58:34 AM »
You can adjust everything in SoR Remake V5.1 or whatevs, it's so damn good.


Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35312 on: September 25, 2019, 03:12:16 AM »
Ok, started a SoR3 jp run with Zan on easy since everyone says itís real hard. Zanís ff blitz attack dash is so good. Especially with some star upgrades I can basically just dash back and forth taking out everyone. Was doing good on my first life with two stars until the dumb construction truck in stage 3 with concrete walls you have to break. Lost some lives there.

Enjoying it alright, itís no SoR2 but I guess itís ok. The boss fights and enemies all seem worse though.

Svejk

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35313 on: September 25, 2019, 08:05:25 AM »
The only reason SOR1 still holds a candle, is that the OST is some of Yuzo's finest. 

porkbun

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35314 on: September 25, 2019, 09:58:36 AM »
The jetpack guy was always a pain in the ass for the entire game and they throw a lot of them at you. I feel like I need to watch a strategy guide for how you're supposed to fight this fucker because in the end the only safe route I found was basically jump kicking him when he dashes across but doing 1 jump kick at a time damage takes forever and it would always just kill the pacing whenever he showed up and I cleared everyone else and then was jump kicking around on him..
With the jetpack guy, using Axel, do the straight up jump kick (don't press in a direction).  Seems to pop him easily in mid air or when he's dashing.  Has a good AOE.  Not sure if any other way that's easier or quicker.

I usually do the other jump attack (jump towards, then press down + attack).  Works pretty well but will take a while.  Jet is definitely a pain in the ass no matter what.

porkbun

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35315 on: September 25, 2019, 09:59:26 AM »
The only reason SOR1 still holds a candle, is that the OST is some of Yuzo's finest.

I still have a soft spot for it because of Adam.  It is too long of a game though.  After stage 6 it's kind of a grind.

MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35316 on: September 25, 2019, 10:58:39 AM »
Adam is better than Skate, Max or that Zandar dude or whatever his name is mr electric grandpa

Spieler1

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35317 on: September 25, 2019, 11:07:59 AM »
SoR3 sucks, but I'll try Bare Knuckle 3 on MD Mini :leon

Svejk

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35318 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 #35319 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 #35320 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 #35321 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 #35322 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 #35323 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 #35324 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 #35325 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 #35326 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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Borys

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35327 on: September 29, 2019, 02:17:28 PM »
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.
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Svejk

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35328 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 #35329 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
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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 #35330 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.

Borys

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35331 on: September 30, 2019, 09:50:30 AM »
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.

The game desereves a much longer write up because it is certainly better than the sum of its parts. The level design for instance is magnificent.

I am in the last (?) area (post CEO Forum) and it's fucking AMAZING.

Dead Space Souls, baby. Dead Space Souls.

CatsCatsCats

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35332 on: September 30, 2019, 12:05:43 PM »
Beat a play through of Dead Cells. Such a good game, especially as a handheld game
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MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35333 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 #35334 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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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35335 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 #35336 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...

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35337 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.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35338 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

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35339 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.