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chronovore

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30720 on: June 14, 2017, 10:48:10 AM »
GTA Online and its spiffy new patch crashed on the between-Job loading screen tonight, so I decided to start something new.

Grow Home was free on PS+ a month or so ago, so I decided to give it a go. It's somewhere between a Unity jankfest and awesome. It's got crazy physics, where the player basically shoves the torso around the screen, and the legs resolve like a marionette's. The main mechanic isn't walking though, it's climbing and controlled falling. It gives me some of the Jumpin' Flash vibe, which is s good thing, but the controls are not nearly as tight.

toku

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30721 on: June 14, 2017, 03:18:44 PM »
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toku

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30722 on: June 17, 2017, 05:34:30 PM »
I ran into fatal1ty in quake champions match:
https://streamable.com/x404j
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demi

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30723 on: June 17, 2017, 06:15:13 PM »
Mass Erect Andromda

Playing on Insanity - you melt in like 5 bullets fuck

Also none of the characters are remotely cool. Bring back Shepard
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30724 on: June 18, 2017, 03:38:23 AM »
Wolfenstein: The New Order

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MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30725 on: June 18, 2017, 03:05:49 PM »
Bought Wipeout Omega Collection  :lawd

Also bought Titanfall 2 last week and got up to lvl 50 and finished the campaign, great game.

MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30726 on: June 18, 2017, 03:06:55 PM »
I ran into fatal1ty in quake champions match:
https://streamable.com/x404j

That looks pretty damn cool.

tiesto

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30727 on: June 18, 2017, 10:20:33 PM »
Made it up to the cruise ship dungeon in P5, 91 hours in. Seemingly near the end, I'm hoping I can wrap it up sometime next weekend.
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Great Rumbler

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30728 on: June 18, 2017, 10:22:13 PM »
The cruise ship dungeon is pretty long, and there's the final dungeon to go after that. Dunno if you could knock that out in just one weekend.
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archie4208

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30729 on: June 18, 2017, 10:29:52 PM »
The ship is SHIT.  I still haven't went back to the game after beating Shido.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30730 on: June 19, 2017, 11:33:10 AM »
Beat Tales of Berseria this weekend. Kinda trucked it through the last section of the game, and skipped a lot of sidequests because I was ready to get it done, but I still liked it and think it's one of the better Tales games. Started playing some Binding of Isaac on the Switch (it's the first time I've played on a fresh save since Vanilla Isaac :eek) and gonna start playing some Zeruda. I only got about 10 hours into the Wii U version before Persona 5 came out, so it's time to give it a proper go.
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seagrams hotsauce

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30731 on: June 19, 2017, 02:36:07 PM »
I ran into fatal1ty in quake champions match:
https://streamable.com/x404j

Haha holy shit that's rad, I made a crack about him during the Bethesda conference in the E3 thread, I had no idea he was actually still out there doing it

toku

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30732 on: June 19, 2017, 02:39:48 PM »
I ran into fatal1ty in quake champions match:
https://streamable.com/x404j

Haha holy shit that's rad, I made a crack about him during the Bethesda conference in the E3 thread, I had no idea he was actually still out there doing it

he plays PUBG now like everyone else lol https://www.twitch.tv/fatal1ty but i checked his feed after this match to verify and it was him.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30733 on: June 20, 2017, 01:20:44 PM »
I'm playing through Mother 3. Maybe it's because the series never held much nostalgia for me but it seems 90% personality and 10% substance. On chapter 7, the game play certainly doesn't come off as anything great. It's still enjoyable because of the characters and story but without those I don't think anyone would really talk about the series much at all.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30734 on: June 20, 2017, 01:41:11 PM »
I felt the same way about Mother 2. funny scenarios but the gameplay was an assy dragon Quest knockoff.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30735 on: June 20, 2017, 02:03:22 PM »
I'm playing through Mother 3. Maybe it's because the series never held much nostalgia for me but it seems 90% personality and 10% substance.

Sounds like the Mother series alright.
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tiesto

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30736 on: June 20, 2017, 06:17:06 PM »
I think Mother 3 is definitely the best of the franchise - most interesting story, most refined gameplay (though the 'tap in time to the beat' didn't quite work for me). Mother 2 is good but it's a bit too easy to break and the balance is really weird, and Mother 1 is FAR too grindy, though it's neat exploring such a massive world map in a Famicom game.
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chronovore

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30737 on: June 20, 2017, 06:43:16 PM »
Grow Home - an indie climbing game.  I'm not sure if I like it or not yet. It's got that standard indie, low polygon look which is popular right now. It can be a little hard to see where I'm supposed to be grabbing when climbing. The camera needs a lot of babysitting.

demi

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30738 on: June 20, 2017, 07:16:30 PM »
I think Mother 3 sucks dick and isnt worth people crying to be translated
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30739 on: June 20, 2017, 11:01:22 PM »
I think Mother 3 sucks dick and isnt worth people crying to be translated
Yeah...I'm sorta at that point too. So many people were like "OMG! Mother 3!!!" Now that I'm playing it, it's just sorta "meh" people have taken call the concepts and have done it better/more compelling.  But at this point I'm so close to the end. I might as well finish it.
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demi

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30740 on: June 20, 2017, 11:05:24 PM »
I can replay the fuck out of earthbound, but i have no interest in replaying mother 3
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30741 on: June 20, 2017, 11:08:43 PM »
earthbound wasn't that great either
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30742 on: June 21, 2017, 01:24:53 PM »
so mother 3 is done. Honestly, I don't get the whole "Mother 3 is the pinnacle of videogame story telling!" stuff. Really, it's somewhat hamfisted. I'm not saying it's bad, but I'm just saying it's all sorta obvious and somewhat excels simply because they're the tallest midget in the competition. So many people say that this is supposed to be up there with other forms of entertainment, but honestly, Dickens has ended sections of chapters in a better fashion than this entire game. Not bad, but really there was little to no need for the hype.

Decided that I really need to get to Phantasy Star 4. But to remind myself I've gone back to Phantasy Star 2. I had forgotten just how willfully obstructive those games were. Everything is a massive maze. Why? Because fuck you that's why!

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tiesto

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30743 on: June 21, 2017, 09:40:36 PM »
:bow Phantasy Star :bow2
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chronovore

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30744 on: June 21, 2017, 10:36:43 PM »
Found a list "50 games which are like GTA." I'd played most of them, but had forgotten about APB, the MMO by the makers of Crackdown, with a troubled development history. I'd intended to play it if I ever got a PC, but the article mentioned it had a PS4 and Xbone port made for it in the past year or two.

I was off like a shot to download it. My PS4 returned a DNS error for the first time ever, and I wondered if it were being blocked from Japan for some reason. I struggled with assigning Google's public DNS servers over the default ones, then realized I should reboot my router and modem. Soon, it was downloading. After 3 minutes of its poorly implemented tutorial, lag reared its ugly face (my PS4 on wifi gets 36Mbps down, 5 up), increasing in intensity and disconnect warnings until it finally dropped me at the top-menu, refusing to let me reconnect.

FFFFFFFffffffuuuuu…

I know, I know, I'm lamenting having no access to a garbage-tier GTA clone with after-the-fact F2P monetization strapped on like an 18" knobbed black starliner bolted to the front of demi on a rocket-sled. I just enjoy seeing how different open-world games implement their stuff.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30745 on: June 22, 2017, 08:43:41 AM »
Man you really like open world games don't you, lol.

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Raist

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30746 on: June 22, 2017, 10:27:42 AM »
Found a list "50 games which are like GTA." I'd played most of them, but had forgotten about APB, the MMO by the makers of Crackdown, with a troubled development history. I'd intended to play it if I ever got a PC, but the article mentioned it had a PS4 and Xbone port made for it in the past year or two.

I was off like a shot to download it. My PS4 returned a DNS error for the first time ever, and I wondered if it were being blocked from Japan for some reason. I struggled with assigning Google's public DNS servers over the default ones, then realized I should reboot my router and modem. Soon, it was downloading. After 3 minutes of its poorly implemented tutorial, lag reared its ugly face (my PS4 on wifi gets 36Mbps down, 5 up), increasing in intensity and disconnect warnings until it finally dropped me at the top-menu, refusing to let me reconnect.

FFFFFFFffffffuuuuu…



I know, I know, I'm lamenting having no access to a garbage-tier GTA clone with after-the-fact F2P monetization strapped on like an 18" knobbed black starliner bolted to the front of demi on a rocket-sled. I just enjoy seeing how different open-world games implement their stuff.


Dude stop wasting your time and go play Horizon.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30747 on: June 22, 2017, 01:58:46 PM »
Oh and I've also started another run of Link's Adventure. It gets an inordinate amount of hate.
Like the Legend of Zelda 1 when I was replaying it a few weeks ago I was surprised that I as a kid was able to finish it at all (especially level 5 and 6 were hard because you didn't have the master sword yet and everything was way stronger than you). Link's Adventure is WAY harder than LoZ and again I'm surprised at the amount of patience I must have had as a kid to be able to finish this. It's still fun. But I don't think I would play it again with out a save state. I use them sparsely but still, it's a little ridiculous.
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chronovore

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30748 on: June 22, 2017, 07:32:58 PM »
Man you really like open world games don't you, lol.

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I really do.

I think it was initially based in escapism from a job that I was really not enjoying when GTA III came out.  That game was absolutely transformative for me.  Since then, I don't need to escape as much, but I do enjoy ablating the cumulative damage of homesickness that many expats have.

 There's also something cathartic about being in a world with its own rules and internal consistency, but still being able to act out without any real world repercussions. I guess that's what really appeals to me is that immersion.

naff

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30749 on: June 23, 2017, 09:16:08 AM »
Getting back into vidya after an extended hiatus for an overpriced tcg (still playing, just more balanced) . Got a wii u dirt cheap to play zelda, mk8, smb3dw, bayo 2 and xeno chronicles.  been playing mgsv on PC a lot also, nearly necro'd the old thread. My best simple descriptor is it's very moreish, a little bland, but the fundamentals are solid. D-walkers are amazing, the setting is my jam, and dat gameplay. Enjoying some FOB stuff now I get it, even got into listening to the cassettes when cooking tonight, actually p nicely clarifies some story elements. Only a little way into chapter 2 though, I can see how it would wear thin soon after. A lot of the content, despite being solid and fun enough even though repetitive, is just filler. A lot of time wasted travelling and fucking around in dialogues |in between| actually doing stuff
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naff

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30750 on: June 23, 2017, 09:22:21 AM »
Also, yeah. Have to check out the PC mod which gives every mission a subsistence mode. C2W Subsistence made me wish you were in command of a more ragtag guerilla militia based in Afghanistan living off scraps vs this mother base wealthy PF deal.
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Boredfrom

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30751 on: June 23, 2017, 04:07:10 PM »
I bought the Taken King expansion in the last PSN sale so I'm playing destiny again. Yep, is still destiny even if the loot system feels better.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30752 on: June 23, 2017, 04:37:25 PM »
is there a reason why we can't buy rise of Iron separately? I wanted to go back to it but fuck spending all that money for the complete version
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Boredfrom

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30753 on: June 23, 2017, 04:41:08 PM »
is there a reason why we can't buy rise of Iron separately? I wanted to go back to it but fuck spending all that money for the complete version

I think is because Taken King raises your level cap.

demi

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30754 on: June 23, 2017, 05:01:41 PM »
Taken King is way better than Rise of Iron anyway
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30755 on: June 23, 2017, 06:10:52 PM »
is there a reason why we can't buy rise of Iron separately? I wanted to go back to it but fuck spending all that money for the complete version

I think is because Taken King raises your level cap.

i don't understand why this is an issue
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Boredfrom

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30756 on: June 23, 2017, 07:06:33 PM »
is there a reason why we can't buy rise of Iron separately? I wanted to go back to it but fuck spending all that money for the complete version

I think is because Taken King raises your level cap.

i don't understand why this is an issue

Most of the post Level 20 gear is from TakenKing. Rise of Iron missions has even huger requirements

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30757 on: June 23, 2017, 07:10:55 PM »
no but i'm saying psn won't let me purchase the expansion
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Boredfrom

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30758 on: June 23, 2017, 11:13:16 PM »
no but i'm saying psn won't let me purchase the expansion

You need to buy Taken King first

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30759 on: June 23, 2017, 11:21:39 PM »
i have taken king and beat it back at release. i've been checking psn for rise of iron sales but it only ever shows the fucking collection. dunno whats wrong but whatever, i figure the games prolly pretty dead at this point anyways.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30760 on: June 24, 2017, 01:02:18 PM »
How did I never play Kirby Air Ride? Game is fun
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etiolate

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30761 on: June 25, 2017, 01:36:42 AM »
Playing Hollow Knight. Got it on Steam sale.

Really liking it. Best 2d metroidvania since Axiom Verge. It's a bit more like Castlevania because of the sword combat, but it captures a lot of what makes the formula work with an interesting world and art style. I love that there's various levels of challenges along the path if you want to seek them out. You can explore and find difficult platforming or mini-bosses. You can follow the story direct to the next main boss. You can farm the currency to upgrade. Got a good bit of variety in the play experience options.

demi

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30762 on: June 25, 2017, 02:37:27 AM »
How did I never play Kirby Air Ride? Game is fun

i have almost 100 gamecube games and i dont even own this LUL
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30763 on: June 25, 2017, 09:57:34 AM »
It's p fun
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MMaRsu

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30764 on: June 25, 2017, 12:34:21 PM »
Playing Dishonored 2 and wow such a great game so far. A big improvement on the first game so far.

Raist

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30765 on: June 29, 2017, 04:38:46 PM »
Got Anno 2070 on the Steam sale. Holy shit it's a big change from 1404-1701.

tiesto

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30766 on: June 29, 2017, 08:43:08 PM »
About to finish Persona 5 and got a 4 day weekend coming up which means it's time to dig into Trails in the Sky: The 3rd. Quickly becoming one of my all time favorite RPG franchises.
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toku

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30767 on: June 29, 2017, 09:15:42 PM »
buddy got me PUBG, pretty good game.
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Bulleta©™®

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30768 on: June 29, 2017, 09:33:00 PM »
Stream it if you can, that is a fun game to watch. I'm just gonna finish P4 then work on my 4 Job Fiesta. Will probably play other crap over the weekend while drinking, as per usual.

Bulleta©™®

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30769 on: June 29, 2017, 10:37:08 PM »
Actually I'm gonna do Drinktroid and play other old crap instead tonight. Contra, etc. Dunno what else.

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FatalT

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30771 on: June 30, 2017, 03:10:31 AM »
Get Even is a surprisingly fun FPS with some genre-blending mixed in. It reminded me of Condemned meets Inception.

Valkyrie

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30772 on: June 30, 2017, 04:12:14 AM »
my first pubg memory and yes that is me cackling like an idiot at the end
Man I really want PUGB but already have too many games to finish. Such a struggle.

archie4208

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30773 on: June 30, 2017, 08:51:22 AM »
I got the Crash remakes on PS4.  The first game has aged far worse than I remember.  Nostalgia.  :fbm

demi

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30774 on: June 30, 2017, 08:53:42 AM »
Could be the remake itself. Crash Bandicoot is lit, best games on my Vita
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archie4208

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30775 on: June 30, 2017, 10:57:29 AM »
You may be right.  It feels really loose and sometimes like I'm perpetually walking on ice.  I've played a bit more and am getting acclimated to the controls, so it isn't as bad as my previous post suggests.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30776 on: June 30, 2017, 09:16:56 PM »
You may be right.  It feels really loose and sometimes like I'm perpetually walking on ice.  I've played a bit more and am getting acclimated to the controls, so it isn't as bad as my previous post suggests.

I'm afraid to get it because I picked up the new Ratchet and Clank since it's on super sale. The graphics are gorgeous and it runs like butter. I'm afraid to go back to the clunky-ness of the original Crash games but I know I'd enjoy them because of nostalgia.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30777 on: July 01, 2017, 07:03:30 PM »
I (drunkenly) agreed to play Metroid Fusion for the 2nd time ever tonight. Oh god why.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30778 on: July 01, 2017, 07:15:24 PM »
:|

the game has its flaws but dammit...
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #30779 on: July 01, 2017, 07:29:10 PM »
I'm pretty sure my biggest gripe about it is that goddamn computer stopping to talk every 5 minutes. Linearity I'm ok with (AM2R is one of my favorites and is linear), but all the pauses from Adumb are what made it something I never wanted to bother with a second time.