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Spieler1

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31620 on: November 08, 2017, 09:58:33 PM »
They are the best when they are non-optional in out-of-the-blue shooting final bosses in non-shooting games like Devil May Cry and Beyond Good & Evil  :doge

archnemesis

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31621 on: November 09, 2017, 12:53:39 AM »
Inverted camera controls are the devil.

They're what's holding me back from going back to Mario Sunshine. Nin-ten-"we fucking know what's best for you"-d'oh doesn't seem to have an option for reversing the L/R on the camera.
If you use an emulator then you can remap the controls. I had to do that to enjoy the King's Field series.

The Sceneman

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31622 on: November 09, 2017, 06:39:31 AM »
For some reason I got way more into Medal of Honor: Airborne than I should've. The cutscenes were a pretty good effort for their time, and this shit is a clear precursor to the mega AAA CoD stuff we're so accustomed to now. Were the old CoD games this cinematic? Maybe this game is emulating that? Who knows lol.

The maps are really good in this game. There's a bunch of objectives but you get airdropped back in every time you die so you can try and land closer or on things to get an advantage over the baddies. The first few missions are general multiplayer game feeling maps, but the last level holy shit. Its basically a massive maze like fortress you can land anywhere on and get exploring/killing. Feels like a Zelda dungeon almost. Maybe I've just been playing bad/old games for too long lol. Its definitely really cool and inventive mission design for this style of game.

Anyhow the game is surprisingly good despite the dated mechanics.

I also have a SNES Classic Mini which I have played on for 30 minutes. My mission is to finally smash the SNES classics I never played. Main ones being Super Metroid and FFVI
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Corporal

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31623 on: November 09, 2017, 07:42:09 AM »
MariO is pretty fun, brehs. Having to play through the 2D Mario sequences with the analogue stick, however, sucks. :-\
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CrazyDiamond

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31624 on: November 09, 2017, 08:20:43 AM »
Started playing A Hat in Time. Got a bit into the second level and solved a murder. This game is so cute, I'm loving it so far.

Also starting to get really pissed at the gacha bullshit in Danganronpa V3 bonus modes. And I might pick up Sonic Forces because I hate myself.

StealthFan

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31625 on: November 09, 2017, 01:52:26 PM »
I met a group while playing Friday the 13th, so I expect to be playing that a lot more. I started on Lego City Undercover and it's charming af. We'll see if I can stick to it.
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benjipwns

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31626 on: November 09, 2017, 04:25:01 PM »
Started playing A Hat in Time. Got a bit into the second level and solved a murder. This game is so cute, I'm loving it so far.
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benjipwns

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31627 on: November 09, 2017, 04:58:03 PM »
For some reason I got way more into Medal of Honor: Airborne than I should've. The cutscenes were a pretty good effort for their time, and this shit is a clear precursor to the mega AAA CoD stuff we're so accustomed to now. Were the old CoD games this cinematic? Maybe this game is emulating that? Who knows lol.

The maps are really good in this game. There's a bunch of objectives but you get airdropped back in every time you die so you can try and land closer or on things to get an advantage over the baddies. The first few missions are general multiplayer game feeling maps, but the last level holy shit. Its basically a massive maze like fortress you can land anywhere on and get exploring/killing. Feels like a Zelda dungeon almost. Maybe I've just been playing bad/old games for too long lol. Its definitely really cool and inventive mission design for this style of game.

Anyhow the game is surprisingly good despite the dated mechanics.
Are you playing this on a console?

Anyway, Call of Duty's developers were a group that split off of the Medal of Honor PC developers, Medal of Honor was the franchise that originally began the cinematic EVENT moments in military FPSes. The PS1 games actually did some of this but were technologically limited. The PC game Allied Assault did the D-Day landings in a scale that's still sorta impressive today. The PS2/Xbox generation of console games essentially tried to rip this off but they weren't ever powerful enough or the devs weren't good enough to pull it off as well as the PC versions. Meanwhile the AA devs split and went to produce the Vietnam set Men of Honor (which is underrated, especially for the fact that they hid random Vietcong traps in the jungles of the levels so you could die suddenly and horribly and had you questionably attack villages) or Call of Duty (then 2 and then 4: MW which basically became the CoD linear path to EVENTS we know and love) while EALA produced Pacific Assault for the PC which post-titles opens with you experiencing the attack on Pearl Harbor and further Pacific set major events such as Okinawa and Guadalcanal, I forget which is the opener D-Day equivalent that you storm the beaches of and get pinned down and shot SO YOU FLASHBACK.

When the 360/PS3 came around they no longer needed to produce inferior console versions, they could upgrade them to the PC standard. Airborne started out on an iteration of Criterion's Black engine but they realized it wasn't going to work and restarted development in UE3, possibly multiple times. By the time they got the game out not only was WWII FPS excitement dying down but the game played more like the earlier titles and did not fully take into account some of the more realistic importations the genre had picked up like iron sights.

All that history said, the original idea was conceived off of a Allied Assault expansion mission (which I think the producers/designers were involved in, as they didn't folllow 2015) in which you did the paratrooper drop (with like three spots you could land at) and fought your way to other soldiers. (Band of Brothers did an episode like this I think.) Their goal was to recreate many of those paratrooper drops, but also have an AI and objective system in which you could land literally anywhere and tackle objectives, this of course limited the size of the maps as you note, and also made some areas instant death drops while others will put you nearer to squads who can assist. The AI was also supposed to take into account the maps and react accordingly to it. (In the multiplayer this is actually preserved, if you're on the Allies, you drop, I think invincible until you hit the ground so you can't get gunned out of the air. If you're on Axis, you spawn on the ground at one of their defensive spots.) It works better on some maps than others.

At one time, early early in development, I think it's mentioned in the Game Informer preview where all the screenshots are prerenders not even from the then engine because it was like three years before the game eventually came out. They were going to have missions where you play a guy on the ground of some sort like say a French Resistance dude (or lady? keeping with the franchise's past), in generally stealth-like missions to "setup" the level for the drop. And then depending on what you accomplished with him, it'd change what you experienced post-drop. Like say taking out a gun emplacement, or taking out some search lights, or even things like putting more supplies around the map. But you'd basically only have a side arm and die easily if caught so you couldn't wipe out everyone pre-drop or anything like that.

I remember people on NeoGAF and elsewhere not believing the Final Mission, including reviewers, who thought it was totally made up. But no, the Nazi's did build those fuckers:


I have a fondness for Airborne and the 2010 short lived reboot game as they did seem very different in tone than where CoD went despite CoD's premise being the whole YOU'RE PART OF A SQUAD, NOT A HERO. Warfighter gets nuts trying to chase Call of Duty rather than holding to a semi-realism (but not hardcore like ARMA or something) the PC versions of the MoH games always seemed to, for their time, although the typhoon and flooding of the city in the Philippines is one of those sections I wish was in a better game. If only because more AI enemies died not understanding the level was flooding and dangerous to everyone than I killed and I still have no idea if that was intentional or broken. :lol

I ask about consoles because I've been wondering if the PC version has got a fix around for Windows 10 out yet. Game is one of those that has the stupid "check" for a newer Windows version than 98 or ME, which apparently 8+ are not. Maybe there's a crack for this like Crysis has. I suppose I could find out for myself. IIRC, Airborne was one of the first DX10 games so it got shitty performance reviews when it came out.

chronovore

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31628 on: November 09, 2017, 06:17:47 PM »
Played CrashLander on my Mac which is only notable for a couple reasons:
  • It supports VR, and clearly the look-controls would benefit from camera movement linked to one's head
  • I like Lunar Lander type games; I loved the original when it was in arcades, but could not get very far
  • It's a game on a Mac; there aren't very many

Inverted camera controls are the devil.

They're what's holding me back from going back to Mario Sunshine. Nin-ten-"we fucking know what's best for you"-d'oh doesn't seem to have an option for reversing the L/R on the camera.
If you use an emulator then you can remap the controls. I had to do that to enjoy the King's Field series.
I'm playing on the original Gamecube hardware. My old NGC died, but I wanted to play more GBA Advance Wars and I've got the undercarriage attachment, so I bought a used NGC for ¥1900.

I met a group while playing Friday the 13th, so I expect to be playing that a lot more. I started on Lego City Undercover and it's charming af. We'll see if I can stick to it.
I'm waiting on the price to come down /juuuuuuust/ a little more on Lego City Undercover before I pick it up, but since I hear it's basically GTA in Lego, I'm destined to play it. I just can't rationalize it at its current used price with three unfinished Lego games still in my backlog.  :-\

benjipwns

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31629 on: November 09, 2017, 07:17:46 PM »
I just picked that up for $15 from GamersGate, dunno why so many people hate those guys and claim they hate women when they have such hott deals.

I didn't let the other unfinished LEGO titles I have stop me. I got a bunch of them for $3 each anyway in one of those "buy [Z] save %, buy [Z+1] save % + 15%" type sales where I bought five of the dumb things. Or anything else. I really should have waited for $10 but whatever.

chronovore

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31630 on: November 09, 2017, 08:33:15 PM »
I just picked that up for $15 from GamersGate, dunno why so many people hate those guys and claim they hate women when they have such hott deals.

I didn't let the other unfinished LEGO titles I have stop me. I got a bunch of them for $3 each anyway in one of those "buy [Z] save %, buy [Z+1] save % + 15%" type sales where I bought five of the dumb things. Or anything else. I really should have waited for $10 but whatever.

It's still ¥4000-5000 here on PS4. If I ever see it for 3000, I'll bite.

BobFromPikeCreek

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31631 on: November 09, 2017, 08:43:17 PM »
Been cooping my way through New Super Mario Bros U with the GF and having a great time with it. The solid platforming and Super Mario World lite world map are definitely making up for the awful presentation and wah wah soundtrack.
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Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31632 on: November 10, 2017, 04:08:39 AM »
Tried out Just Cause 3 finally. The gameplay loop is still fun and every activity/mission tends to leave you at a new settlement to liberate. The wing suit is a nice addition and some of the mini-game challenges are fun (others not). Game certainly looks nice and has more effort on story for better or worse. But man, the repetition is A LOT. I remember JC2 was as well, but it was a pretty original refreshing and beautiful game so the repetition was worth it. JC3 doesn't feel that different (at least without all the locked upgrade skills), and after liberating about 12 settlements feeling pretty much like got my JC3 fill. The whole "search around the settlement for the items to liberate" like billboards and stuff is already getting kinda old. Would like it more if you just had to cause X amount of chaos and destruction in any way you want.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31633 on: November 10, 2017, 11:22:13 AM »
I'll be honest, I'm having a hard time getting deep into Stardew Valley I gotta invest more time into I think, but right now there's just other games that have me more interested. It's not that I don't enjoy these kinds of games, Rune Factory is amongst my favorite series and I love Harvest moon. But I think perhaps it's just that it's not as streamlined? It certainly seems like it does the character interactions and variety better than RF/HM but everything else is not as polished/streamlined so getting to a point where you can comfortably traverse the game takes longer and I've played games where it was just so much simpler.
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StealthFan

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31634 on: November 10, 2017, 01:41:02 PM »
New COD's campaign is cool. AI is fucktarded, but it has been in this series for a minute now.
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The Sceneman

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31635 on: November 11, 2017, 02:23:44 AM »

Are you playing this on a console?


Yeah, it was free on Xbox Games with Gold a month or two back.

Thanks for the write up and history! Really interesting stuff.

And Der Flaktum is real  :o
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benjipwns

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31636 on: November 11, 2017, 03:35:44 AM »
Yeah, the Nazi's built eight huge ones, many of which are still standing in some form, and had planned at least twenty more before things went bad resource wise. (Also someone probably realized they were blatant targets from some distance.) They also built hundreds of smaller ones (to hold say one gun) that mostly were blasted off the face of the earth by the allied bombing but you can find some still around Yurop like the Martellos that are around the UK and its former colonies in case France decides to invade across the channel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flak_tower has a list of them all.

edit: oh hey, that page has a link to the martellos at the bottom: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martello_tower#Martello_towers_around_the_world

Corporal

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« Reply #31637 on: November 11, 2017, 06:42:16 AM »
Munich has its share of (non-flak) bunkers. Those things are a real headache for city planners. They're basically indestructible, but living or working inside them is a rather special experience as well - if there are even any windows, the windowsill is measured in meters and as such the light influx is minimal and the visual aspect is completely lacking. Also, the resilient construction means you can't just rip out the interior and redesign the room layout. Plus, thanks to the oppressive design and stale air inside you are never quite at ease.

Demolishing them takes lots of extremely loud work over extended timespans, so even that isn't really feasible.

At least they're rather stubby small-ish things that blend into the cityscape since most houses reach around their height.

I'm just thankful we didn't get any of the eight monstrous Flaktürme that were planned for us. Would've been a complete and utter destruction of our somewhat beautiful city.


Anyway, back to games.

Still running around in MariO like a spaz, but the honeymoon period is over. Getting to challenges from the nearest flag is starting to become tedious, so unless I need moons to progress I have cut down on exploration. The various art styles clashing against each other is kind of an eye sore, as well. The fuck.

Also, waggle. Damn you, Nintendo. I don't want to shake my entire switch to jump higher or get a growth boost. You have four fucking face buttons but waste them on only two functions. Arrrrgh.

Still addicted to the game, though. It's fun, what can I say. It's a Mario game.
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Spieler1

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31638 on: November 11, 2017, 08:57:57 AM »
I live near a flak tower that was turned into an aquatic zoo.

Bebpo

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« Reply #31639 on: November 11, 2017, 12:18:22 PM »
Munich has its share of (non-flak) bunkers. Those things are a real headache for city planners. They're basically indestructible, but living or working inside them is a rather special experience as well - if there are even any windows, the windowsill is measured in meters and as such the light influx is minimal and the visual aspect is completely lacking. Also, the resilient construction means you can't just rip out the interior and redesign the room layout. Plus, thanks to the oppressive design and stale air inside you are never quite at ease.

Demolishing them takes lots of extremely loud work over extended timespans, so even that isn't really feasible.

At least they're rather stubby small-ish things that blend into the cityscape since most houses reach around their height.

I'm just thankful we didn't get any of the eight monstrous Flaktürme that were planned for us. Would've been a complete and utter destruction of our somewhat beautiful city.


Anyway, back to games.

Still running around in MariO like a spaz, but the honeymoon period is over. Getting to challenges from the nearest flag is starting to become tedious, so unless I need moons to progress I have cut down on exploration. The various art styles clashing against each other is kind of an eye sore, as well. The fuck.

Also, waggle. Damn you, Nintendo. I don't want to shake my entire switch to jump higher or get a growth boost. You have four fucking face buttons but waste them on only two functions. Arrrrgh.

Still addicted to the game, though. It's fun, what can I say. It's a Mario game.

Very interesting info about bunkers. I had no clue they still existed today and were so indestructible that demolition is a problem.

Corporal

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31640 on: November 11, 2017, 02:20:29 PM »
Very interesting info about bunkers. I had no clue they still existed today and were so indestructible that demolition is a problem.
Well, they can be demolished, but their walls are easily in excess of a meter thick, and it's usually heavily reinforced concrete and often specially compacted/treated so you have to arduously chip away bits and pieces in between bouts of welding/flexing.
Normal houses and industrial buildings are complete pushovers in comparison. You just take away a bit of structural integrity and the whole thing collapses. These things were expressly designed and built to withstand just that kind of punishment.
Add to that the fact that they are usually right next to civilian buildings and major roads (e.g. the circular "Mittlerer Ring" speedway that is pretty much the major artery for traffic in Munich). Can't really use explosives for a one-shot kill, can't really nibble at them for extended amounts of time.



However, it's not even half the headache of the "Blindgänger" (duds, Allied Forces bombs that failed to explode - in military parlance: UXO, unexploded ordnance). About 10-20% of all allied bombs in WW2 didn't explode, which amounts to around 135000 to 270000 metric tons of bombs. Over the years, Germany has whittled that down to an estimated 80000 remaining duds, give or take a few thousand. Especially annoying are those with delayed fuzes (2-144 hours, to catch disposal units, spread terror amongst civilians and hinder repairs) because they were and still are notoriously unreliable.

Fun fact: Experts estimate that one to two bombs explode on their own every year. Like the one unearthed at a depth of seven meters in Göttingen in 2010. It was found during normal construction work, authorities were notified, civilians were in the process of being evacuated and the bomb disposal team was nearby, still gearing up, business as usual so far. Then it blew up on its own. 1100lbs/500kg, so quite a big one. Only three of the bomb disposal unit died, six were badly shredded but survived. No other victims - however, that was a major blow to our operations since these experts are exceedingly rare and hard to train (and had 20+ years of experience). A year later, another expert lost his hand to a fuze that exploded just as he had extracted it from the main body. It wasn't even one of the many models with trapped fuzes that will explode when you try to remove them using standard procedure. It just blew up right then and there, completely randomly. These things are vicious to this day, and will continue to pose a threat to Germans even in the decades to come. 

Every few years we find one of those things and have to evacuate a huge chunk of the city around it. Very rarely they have no other way but tactically blow the thing up (example: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwabinger_7 ). Occasionally, an unlucky construction worker accidentally sets one of those bad boys off, as well. Digging in the dirt in German cities is serious business.

War is not fun, peeps. Not even more than 50 years later. I hope y'all are suitably ashamed of yourselves when you play them military shooting games. ;)

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HardcoreRetro

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31641 on: November 11, 2017, 02:25:59 PM »

Meanwhile the AA devs split and went to produce the Vietnam set Men of Honor (which is underrated, especially for the fact that they hid random Vietcong traps in the jungles of the levels so you could die suddenly and horribly and had you questionably attack villages)

Teaching fps mechanics through american football was cute as well. Should see if the game works on the 360.

Borys

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31642 on: November 11, 2017, 02:42:58 PM »
Now push that HP to 4000 and start mapping. :3

Can't bring myself to start doing dem maps, dawg. I never really liked Diablo 3 Rifts and this is basically the same shit.

I managed to clear the Normal, Cruel and Merciless Labyrinths (Merciless Izaro was a fucker, though, with me having only 3.7k HP) and wanted to do the Eternal one but.............. can't without playing those dumb maps first :(

My current stats, fresh post Merciless Lab (note that this is post Act 10):


3700 HP, 10000 Armor, 75% Elemental Resist (with constant Aura). Also my Kaom's boots :) Love them.


7500 DPS which is actually 8900 DPS with constant Aura (can't cast Auras in towns).




Juggernaut Ascendancy tree.


Rufus

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31643 on: November 11, 2017, 03:06:58 PM »
Aw, alright, no maps then. How about an alt with optimized/efficient pathing? I can already see room for improvements. >:3

I'm currently playing PoE as well (the 10-day Turmoil event), so everything else is on hold. Not much to say, besides that softcore is strange to adjust to. I felt absolutely no apprehension doing dangerous content and my heart rate didn't increase in near death situations. I actually miss it. :lol
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HardcoreRetro

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31644 on: November 11, 2017, 03:08:46 PM »
Men of Valor didn't work on the 360. :(

So I just hooked up the original xbox instead. Edit: People can add Dean Shepard to the black main characters in games list.

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31645 on: November 11, 2017, 09:23:49 PM »
I don't know why I keep playing Just Cause 3, it's literally the same thing over and over again. There are 130 settlements to liberate and they all generally play the same and look the same.
But I find myself still playing because big exploding things are fun  :doge

Also, spent like 2 hours in DQXI's casino. I like videogame casinos because they teach me never to gamble in real casinos because I will lose without save/reloading irl.
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chronovore

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31646 on: November 12, 2017, 02:26:09 AM »
Exploding things IS FUN. I enjoyed the hell out of x360 JC1 (1000/1000GS), JC2 (need to finish), and have JC3 on deck on PS4. I haven't found a magic way to ensure victory, and I tend to play things safe. I'll work hard to destroy SAM installations from a helicopter, and try to do as much damage as I can while bobbing and weaving in those fragile little infinite ammo factories. If they'd limit the ammo like they do when I'm on-foot, I'd play differently.

But i know what you mean, it's easy to see how visible the gameplay loop is, and the damned size of the map exacerbates it. You can see how much they're trying to fill the game time. It is also a bit of a collect-a-thon, so I'll likely never get all the trophies or GS from 2 and 3.


Horizon Zero Dawn — I'm liking how much they let me progress the story at my own pace, and have enough Side Missions and Errands to keep me interested. I'm going through the story at a snail's pace, mopping up most side stuff before progressing the story at all. I just finished the Grave Hoard mission, so you can tell how slowly I'm going. Still really enjoying its sense of place and backstory.

StealthFan

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31647 on: November 12, 2017, 02:31:20 AM »
I have never liked the Just Cause games. The second was beautiful and I understand some of the mods are crazy but the gameplay is only fun for like an hour.
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« Reply #31648 on: November 12, 2017, 09:46:42 AM »
No Xbox and don't really feel like playing through a 40 hour ok game to get to a better game. I guess I'll have to look for a synopsis or something.
If you have W3 on PC, there's now a fan-made solution:
https://kotaku.com/remastered-prologue-of-the-first-witcher-game-looks-ama-1820360845
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31649 on: November 13, 2017, 01:25:07 AM »
I have never liked the Just Cause games. The second was beautiful and I understand some of the mods are crazy but the gameplay is only fun for like an hour.

how i felt as well, except add another hour because of a scorpion skin/mod i installed
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« Reply #31650 on: November 13, 2017, 06:45:55 AM »
Salmon Run in Splatoon 2 is actually a pretty fun horde mode implementation. If it weren't for the unfortunate fact that (at least in Local  CoOp) a botched run nets you zero benefits I'd like to play it much more often. As it is, though, the thought of grinding up map, wave, enemy/boss knowledge and my own skills by essentially wasting a whole bunch of time is not THAT appealing.

And no, matchmaking with random fucktards can get bent. I'm way beyond being accepting of any tomfoolery in multiplayer games, especially in this instance where payout seems to be all-or-nothing and small errors or loadout mismatches can doom the entire team. On top of the time-limited access to the mode, I mean. Kindly sod off with that,  Nintendo.

Despite all of my griping, though: it's fun.


Also, since I'm already whining:
MariO CoOp is kinda *really* meh. Sure, you get infinite Cappy flight time and distance, but otherwise it's just a big nothingburger of shared camera control (and Cappy launch control, why!) sadness. Some potential, but only for really dedicated buddies that do not mind that one player is going to be idle 99% of time while needing to be fairly disciplined during the remaining 1%. Oh, and who accept that any Amiibo related functionality is disabled (meaning no free heart expansion/invincibility/Moon search - which would help unskilled, sleepy or drunk players that would be otherwise attracted to such a mode).

Ended up watching my friend fuck around in Destiny 2 for a bit and later even rolled an alt for funsies while slightly boozed up. Oh man. Naked mole rat space marines (and a suspiciously familiar star destroyer spaceship). Reeeeeally. And it's still Destiny 1 for all intents and purposes, from what I can see at a glance. Especially the character creator and, well, nearly everything else. Da fugg. What's Bungie been doing all this time? Drugs and whores? And people pay for that? Sigh. I feel old. Someone get all these easily distracted chumps off my planet, please. After separating them from their money and giving it to me, obviously. Do Space-X trial runs or something.
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Svejk

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31651 on: November 13, 2017, 11:39:33 AM »
Thanks to this thread, I picked up Observer.  :)

I'm going through a Cyberpunk phase atm...  Over the weekend I was going back and forth between Observer, and NG+ of Deus Ex: MD.

Observer is nice and atmospheric.. get some good Snatcher vibes from it...(just replace the Snatcher action with horror elements).   Deus Ex: MD is still fun to play...  got the Season Pass, so I'm going through some of Jenson's Stories too.  I'm certainly rusty and need to get back into form for those Stories... they've got some challenge to them.  Good stuff though.  Deep, base infiltration...  the shit that was TOTALLY lacking in MGSV...

To top off the Cyberpunk phase, I'm playing through Shadowrun Returns on my phone..  never played any of them back in the day, but I'm enjoying it so far.

Bebpo

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31652 on: November 13, 2017, 12:31:10 PM »
I have never liked the Just Cause games. The second was beautiful and I understand some of the mods are crazy but the gameplay is only fun for like an hour.

how i felt as well, except add another hour because of a scorpion skin/mod i installed

In 2006 DCharlie posted a gaf thread of photos from Just Cause 1 in the sky with a helicopter. Was gorgeous and got me to pick up the game. Spent a lot of time flying up high and parachuting down and just enjoying the sunset. Game was ok, but it was a gorgeous nature/environment game and that was enough for me. Played through the whole game.

(found the thread, though the pic links are dead: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=122010)

Then Just Cause 2 came out and it was even bigger and looked even better and had a nice motion blur for X360 launch-era and had a hookshot and you could do wacky stuff and surf cars and fly around non-stop and explode things. Yeah it was repetitive, but it was a lot of fun and looked insanely gorgeous in a nature environment appreciation way. Was very ahead of its time visually. There also wasn't a ton of big non-linear sandbox games at that time so it was still pretty fresh and something different. Played through the whole game and did pretty much everything.

Now Just Cause 3 comes out and it looks nice, but not that big of a jump from JC2 and compared to other games it's just pretty standard looking and is missing the wow factor in visuals. Gameplay hasn't changed much, it's even more repetitive, half your skills are locked away between mini-games, and there's some light F2P mechanics. Gameplay-wise there's nothing new or original besides being able to fly faster than parachuting and now there's been dozens of sandbox games out there and the competition is stiffer. Still fun to play, but kinda average game.


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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31653 on: November 13, 2017, 04:09:16 PM »
Your timeline is a bit off, Bebpo.

Just Cause was 360 launch era up-port that added stuff like extra motion blur. PC version is a PS2 port at heart though IIRC.

Just Cause 2 had a number of PC graphical extras. That definitely made 3 not look as impressive to me. Especially since it still had a visibly non-smooth LOD system. I accepted that in 2. Water is pretty though, 2 on PC had nice accelerated water overall especially at a distance, but 3's got it nice everywhere, especially up close and on the coasts and such.

Agreeing with you regarding all the 3 stuff gameplay wise, my favorite part was when a mission had me blow up a giant bridge then twenty minutes later I came back to the area and it was rebuilt fully. :doge

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31654 on: November 13, 2017, 05:47:29 PM »
Drunkenly playing ninja gaiden on og xbox, for my mate who thinks im bad at this game.

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« Reply #31655 on: November 13, 2017, 07:52:39 PM »
Your timeline is a bit off, Bebpo.

Just Cause was 360 launch era up-port that added stuff like extra motion blur. PC version is a PS2 port at heart though IIRC.

Just Cause 2 had a number of PC graphical extras. That definitely made 3 not look as impressive to me. Especially since it still had a visibly non-smooth LOD system. I accepted that in 2. Water is pretty though, 2 on PC had nice accelerated water overall especially at a distance, but 3's got it nice everywhere, especially up close and on the coasts and such.

Agreeing with you regarding all the 3 stuff gameplay wise, my favorite part was when a mission had me blow up a giant bridge then twenty minutes later I came back to the area and it was rebuilt fully. :doge

Woah, X360 was out in 2006? Feels so long ago. I looked it up though and you're right on that.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31656 on: November 13, 2017, 08:30:37 PM »
So I'm done with Medal of Honor: Airborne. Knocked out all the single player achievements aside from beating the game on Expert. I tried level one on Expert and it was classic 2007 cheap insta deaths aplenty. A matter of patience rather than skill, so skipped that cheev and deleted.

Working on 1000/1000 in Rayman Origins. I have about 200/246 of the "electoons". It's a decent, if pretty middling platformer. The game is enjoyable, but never ever feels exciting. The speed run trophies are quite satisfying to obtain though. The fucking music is atrocious however. Some of the ambient tracks are fine, but the music when you're riding the mosquito and chasing the treasure chests is sooooo grating. The singing "king lums" powerups dotted through the levels are also extremely annoying. Should probably issue a fatwa on whoever did the audio for this game.

Oh and a while back I tried The Cave (note how all the games I play these days is the free shit Micro$$ucc feeds me). This has to a contender for worst game I've ever played. It was a really, really bad idea to make what is essentially a point and click adventure game (with the typical hurrr hurrr put a rubber chicken in the freezer type of puzzle humor you can expect from Ron Gilbert), and make the shell around the puzzles 95% meandering through barren 2.5d levels which exist only to pad-out total playtime. Appalling shit.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31657 on: November 13, 2017, 09:27:05 PM »
Your timeline is a bit off, Bebpo.

Just Cause was 360 launch era up-port that added stuff like extra motion blur. PC version is a PS2 port at heart though IIRC.

Just Cause 2 had a number of PC graphical extras. That definitely made 3 not look as impressive to me. Especially since it still had a visibly non-smooth LOD system. I accepted that in 2. Water is pretty though, 2 on PC had nice accelerated water overall especially at a distance, but 3's got it nice everywhere, especially up close and on the coasts and such.

Agreeing with you regarding all the 3 stuff gameplay wise, my favorite part was when a mission had me blow up a giant bridge then twenty minutes later I came back to the area and it was rebuilt fully. :doge

Woah, X360 was out in 2006? Feels so long ago. I looked it up though and you're right on that.

Isn't JC1 the game which was not so much of an up-port as "well, we're in a transitional stage, so let's make sure we can sell an OG xbox version too"? The foliage made it clear that OG Xbox was not their target platform.

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« Reply #31658 on: November 13, 2017, 09:50:20 PM »
There's a PS2 version though too. And I thought for sure the PC version is based on the PS2/Xbox gen version. Has lower resolution textures than 360 or something.

The 360 version was done in just six months apparently.

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« Reply #31659 on: November 13, 2017, 10:15:35 PM »
I beat Ys VIII, and then I opened up the postgame dungeon, where I'm about 50% finished.

This postgame dungeon sucks. It's basically a "ruined" version of Dana's dungeon, with annoying platforming while getting raped by bees, and it's dark even with the glow stone. Oh well the rest of the game was pretty fun and I'll stick with it another hour or two to beat it and finally put this game to bed.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31660 on: November 13, 2017, 10:20:25 PM »
Wait, there's a post-game dungeon? Like after the true end

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Stuff with sea of life origin final boss

There's a PS2 version though too. And I thought for sure the PC version is based on the PS2/Xbox gen version. Has lower resolution textures than 360 or something.

The 360 version was done in just six months apparently.

WTF, there's a PS2 version of Just Cause? I can't even imagine how that is possible with the open world.

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« Reply #31661 on: November 13, 2017, 10:36:51 PM »
THROUGH THE POWER OF THE EMOTION ENGINE AND GRAPHIC SYNTHESIZER




ps2 vs. og xbox comparisons:
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31662 on: November 13, 2017, 10:46:08 PM »
even better in terms of open world what are they thinking is that Mercenaries 2, which came out in 2008 for 360/PS3/PC, for some baffling reason also got a PS2 version

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why it has 1/10th the draw distance of any of the PS2 GTA's despite not appearing to have anymore complex environments (maybe even less so) is beyond me

hell, it makes the original game look next gen

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« Reply #31663 on: November 14, 2017, 02:30:41 AM »
even better in terms of open world what are they thinking is that Mercenaries 2, which came out in 2008 for 360/PS3/PC, for some baffling reason also got a PS2 version

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why it has 1/10th the draw distance of any of the PS2 GTA's despite not appearing to have anymore complex environments (maybe even less so) is beyond me

hell, it makes the original game look next gen
THAT was the game I was thinking about. The PS2 game was clearly not something in the project's original scope. Probably didn't sell for shit, and the wasted effort must have contributed to Pandemic's downfall. Man, I really wanted to work there. I loved Mercenaries 1.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31664 on: November 14, 2017, 04:08:31 PM »
I'm playing the new Prey.

What the fuck does this have to do with Prey?

(It's one of the better games this year. Which is pretty damn good when you look at what came out so far. It's a better continuation of the Shock franchise than Bioshock was.)

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31665 on: November 14, 2017, 07:14:12 PM »
Decided I'd rather press on after finishing the required story bits in New Donk City in MariO.

After suffering through a water world, now there's even an ice world? Uuuuuuuurgh. I'm very much not looking forward to the inevitable eventual fire world.

It's weird how the NDC shortcut painting near the landing spot leads to a world you haven't unlocked yet. These shortcuts are weird in general. I guess there will be a story reason why you'd need to travel to other worlds without the use of your hat ship thing. Otherwise there's little sense to them.
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« Reply #31666 on: November 15, 2017, 12:27:03 AM »
I've been playing Nier: Automata and started the third play-through.  Holy shit.  I didn't realize how different it would be.

spoiler (click to show/hide)
Did they basically add a sequel to the game...within the first game?!  They have opening credits again and everything. And now there's a huge crazy weird tower in the sky and YorHa is gone and those twins are back and...I don't even know anymore. 

I'm sure it will get 10x weirder before the end. lol

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31667 on: November 15, 2017, 06:05:35 AM »
I paid actual money for MONSTER JAM: CRUSH IT! on the Switch. I’m a fan of the sport, and it’s not like there are many racing games to choose from on Switch. Regardless, it’s fucking awful. I could probably tolerate the iOS depth and ropey gameplay, but every new load is greeted by a three second hard lock that’s as jarring as fuck. So much so I’m just going to return it as faulty and pretend it never happened.

Back to BeamNG Drive, then.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31668 on: November 15, 2017, 11:43:56 AM »
Alright I am done with Danganronpa V3 for the time being, fuck these minigames.

Played through Doki Doki Literature Club this weekend. The thing was shorter than I expected it to be, but still really good.

With that I'm back to Witcher 3, had stopped like a month ago when I picked up DRV3 and Cuphead. Just met Yen at Skellige and did a couple quests. I think I got like, half the plot because I never played the previous games, but still having fun.

Still playing through A Hat in Time too. I have a few issues with it but I love this game much more than I thought I would. Already beat the final boss but I'm still missing a number of hourglasses.

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« Reply #31669 on: November 15, 2017, 05:31:12 PM »
Almost done with AC: Origins.  I wanted to start the Horizon DLC right after but I need to take a break from open world games.   Hopefully the Wolfenstein 2 PC port isn't as bad as it seems.

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« Reply #31670 on: November 16, 2017, 03:27:59 AM »
Beat Postal Redux. It was a decent use of like a buck fitty. I am now juggling Battle Brothers, Lakeview Cabin Collection and Final Exam.
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« Reply #31671 on: November 16, 2017, 01:31:51 PM »
I've been playing Nier: Automata and started the third play-through.  Holy shit.  I didn't realize how different it would be.

spoiler (click to show/hide)
Did they basically add a sequel to the game...within the first game?!  They have opening credits again and everything. And now there's a huge crazy weird tower in the sky and YorHa is gone and those twins are back and...I don't even know anymore. 

I'm sure it will get 10x weirder before the end. lol

Did you not play the original Nier? It has the same structure.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31672 on: November 16, 2017, 01:32:58 PM »
Except wayyyy better cause man was automata not as good
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31673 on: November 16, 2017, 09:51:39 PM »
Wait, there's a post-game dungeon? Like after the true end

spoiler (click to show/hide)
Stuff with sea of life origin final boss


Yup, at least in the PS4 version. It even mentions there's a new Interception (where the recommended level is 95, but I S ranked it at level 94), and a new bonus dungeon, which is basically a mostly-dark, ruined form of Dana's dungeon, swarming with enemies.

So anyways, yeah I finally finished Ys 8's bonus dungeon, the new postgame Interception, and got 100% completion for items/enemies/map/treasures... think I'm done and won't go forth with the Platinum because I don't want to be running around in circles for the characters I neglected to get the trophies for playing 8 hours with them in the lead, nor do I want to replay on Nightmare difficulty or grind skills to their max levels.
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« Reply #31674 on: November 17, 2017, 03:10:51 AM »
Got Caladrius Blaze for free on JP+ last month and finally got around trying it after googling and seeing it was shmup and not some generic VN or something which I thought it was.

Playing it now and  :lol I think this is the first time a shmup has been too pervy for me to play it  :lol
It's too bad because the mechanics seem kind of interesting, and I like the Devil Survivor 2/Digimon Cyber Sleuth guy's character design style, but the whole losing clothes every life until reallllllly close to naked lolis is ^^;

Also it's by MOSS the Raiden guys, and feels kinda good Raiden-ish but more crazy.
At least Death Smiles, despite being lolis, kept it pretty goth classy. Cave panders, but not toooooo bad. But this, jeez :(

/goes back to at least finish one run through the story mode

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31675 on: November 17, 2017, 03:52:30 AM »
I just spent ten minutes in MariO grabbing achievement moons from Toadette, one at a freaking time. What a waste of my precious lifetime.

Giving Nintendo the stank eye for handling it that way. Cheevos aren't necessary for me, but if you implement them, at least don't make them a chore to unlock after they pop.
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« Reply #31676 on: November 17, 2017, 07:58:30 AM »
Except wayyyy better cause man was automata not as good

I think in theory the final final ending could have been more impactful in Automata, if its characters weren't so blatantly inferior to the party of Nier 1 (old sack version).

HardcoreRetro

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #31677 on: November 17, 2017, 08:06:24 AM »
This telepath in Prey is wrecking my shit. Time to see if the open structured gameplay can be used to break the fight.

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« Reply #31678 on: November 17, 2017, 09:38:04 AM »
This telepath in Prey is wrecking my shit. Time to see if the open structured gameplay can be used to break the fight.

If you haven't, make sure to scan them so you can figure out what the weakness is. I underestimated the usefulness of that stuff and found it basically trivializes every encounter. Even the Nightmare wasn't that hard after that.
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« Reply #31679 on: November 17, 2017, 11:52:38 AM »
I just threw some recyclers at the nightmare and then finished it off with the shotgun by just jumping in and out of cover. Thing is too big to fit through some doors.