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Borys

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35460 on: October 30, 2019, 04:39:04 AM »
Funny how Code Vein took two of the most iconic locations in Soulsborne series: Anor Londo and Blighttown/ Valley of Defilement and made them interesting and fun to play. I think it is because of the map being available at all times (though it is next to useless in Anor Londo here :lol) - this makes exploration much more enjoyable.

I am seriously impressed with this title. The animu/ waifu front should not blot out the core of the game - which is frankly speaking quite good.

I'm impressed. I like it better than The Surge 2.

EDIT: top of page Yukas for you pervs
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Bebpo

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« Reply #35461 on: October 30, 2019, 04:44:06 AM »
I am not buying/ warezing/ playing Code Vein. It's trash from what I saw on Twitch.

I am seriously impressed with this title. The animu/ waifu front should not blot out the core of the game - which is frankly speaking quite good.

 ;)

Glad you're enjoying it!

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« Reply #35462 on: October 30, 2019, 06:51:01 AM »
Vampyr
It's really pretty. You can really feel the pneumonia creeping in. Animation technology needs to catch up, though. The bumbling puppets really clash with the immaculate environments. Until then, devs need to learn that less is more with face-to-face conversations. Small movements and fewer of them. The constant twitching triggered by every line was dumb when Bioware did it in Mass Effect, but it still happens.

The game's structrue is a little opaque to me still and the save system is entirely inscrutable (you just have to pay attention to when it autosaves, I guess /shrug). Every night seems to last as long as you want to walk around, at least, so I can explore at my leisure and talk to people.

I had also assumed that blood would be much harder to come by, to really tempt you into sucking on patients or staff, but there really is not need so far, as you can actually gain XP in conversation and by doing tasks for people. I think it pales in comparison to a plumped up and personally treated nurse (?), but if there's really no need...

What puzzles me most so far: The game is undecided on how to allow you to replenish blood mid-combat. It teaches the stun-then-suck method, as though it would be central to combat, but the mechanics of it are really cumbersome and punishing. Enemies becomes harder to stun after every successful stun (which is backwards, but whatever) and hardier enemies not only have giant stun bars, but can also outright resit attempts. And to top it off, the whole point, landing a bite, recovers very little blood unless you invest into upgrading your bite (instead of flashy vampire powers).

But then then I found an offhand knife that draws blood on hit. It's reasonably quick, replenishes instantly and so far it's enough for a heal or a special attack. Upgrades will make it last longer. Unless this is just a gimme to make the early goings easier I'm going to be building my character in this direction.

So I can either use powers, then waste a bunch of time whittling them down to land a bite, or just - damage them with a blood sucky knife? I mean, player freedom is nice and I'd much rather do the latter, but why have the whole stun nonsense in the first place?

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« Reply #35463 on: October 30, 2019, 09:46:37 AM »
so did anyone play the new contra game? it looks like they didn't send out any review copies. I know it's not like a traditional contra game but if it's fun it might be worth picking up with that Target b2g1 sale.

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« Reply #35464 on: October 30, 2019, 09:52:17 AM »
so did anyone play the new contra game? it looks like they didn't send out any review copies. I know it's not like a traditional contra game but if it's fun it might be worth picking up with that Target b2g1 sale.


Looks like shit.

Spieler1

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« Reply #35465 on: October 30, 2019, 12:11:47 PM »
Castlevania Bloodlines - oh my gawd :leon Who thought that all I ever needed is a Castlevania eurotrip with Aquaman? :lawd

Svejk

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« Reply #35466 on: October 30, 2019, 12:37:07 PM »
Definitely one of the best CV's no doubt.  :)

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« Reply #35467 on: October 30, 2019, 03:09:23 PM »
Started up Days Gone just in time for Halloween.  Thereís certainly some jank going on, but Iím alright with it so far because the game is already coasting on some good will from actually having killable zombie kids.  Thatís always been a pet peeve of mine, how often ďzombie gamesĒ just ignore children being caught up in a zombie pandemic. 

Freyj

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« Reply #35468 on: October 30, 2019, 08:38:15 PM »
Borys youíre not bothered by the level design? Iíd seen lots and lots of complaints about how simple and monotonous it was and that completely turned off my interest in the game.

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« Reply #35469 on: October 30, 2019, 10:25:23 PM »
Pretty much all of my gaming time is taken up by Rocket League and The Hunter: Call of the Wild. They are both like video game comfort food to me right now and have been for the past 12 months.
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« Reply #35470 on: October 30, 2019, 10:42:46 PM »
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« Reply #35471 on: October 31, 2019, 03:17:00 PM »
Vampyr
Didn't think through the implications of an important choice, because I conditioned myself to go for pick blue lines (vampiric powers to compel or even command people). That ended up effectively wiping the mind of the 'pillar' in White Chapel, causing her undeground hospital to be close, her to become infected with ghoul-itis, and eventually be killed by my hand. :I
Now I have to make more visits to the area to keep the people healthy and I think I locked myself out of ever stabalizing the situation there. :stahp

I quite like this game, even though the absolutely dismal atmosphere is starting to affect me and the combat is already becoming rote.

toku

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« Reply #35472 on: October 31, 2019, 07:15:43 PM »
Yeah that's Vampyr. If it's the choice I'm thinking of pretty much everyone falls for it so don't feel too bad. Pretty sure they do that to make sure you're paying attention.

Rufus

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« Reply #35473 on: October 31, 2019, 08:13:50 PM »
Mean, but effective. I'm already dreading the next one.

This is the first game I've played that genuinely makes me feel like a menacing predator in sheep's clothing. It wouldn't work if I played Dr. Reid as a remorseless jackal, or a cattle farmer who plumbs up his patients for the slaughter, rather than the redemptive healer I'm aiming for. Buying into the latter gives the dilemmas weight. Clever game. :obama

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« Reply #35474 on: October 31, 2019, 09:28:49 PM »
Vampyr was commercially successful [according to its publisher] so hopefully we'll get a sequel sometime where they can flesh out some things out and smooth out the wrinkles.
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Borys

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« Reply #35475 on: November 01, 2019, 03:58:37 PM »
Holy shit at the Golden Hunter boss in Code Vein. First phase - no hit, 2nd phase - no fucking opportunity to attack or heal, kills me in 20 seconds. JESUS FUCK!!!

Champion Gundyr on steroids.

Freyj

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« Reply #35476 on: November 01, 2019, 10:13:20 PM »
Outer Worlds really disappointed me so I figured it was time to revisit Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire for the first time since finishing it at release and confirm that Obsidian can in fact still create a good game with good writing and compelling quests.

Currently playing a Holy Slayer (Paladin / Rogue) on PotD Solo difficulty (with no level scaling for now, Iím not that nuts).

I think in a lot of ways Deadfire was far far too ambitious for itís own good and while I like the overall tale it does fall short of its intended goals. That being said the design of the class system is insanely good and I really hope they have a chance to reuse it in an Icewind Dale sort of follow up to Deadfire in the Pillars universe because god damn is it fun to create characters here. Between the subclasses and multiclassing options you could spend a ridiculous number of hours planning out and testing builds before ever embarking on the main quest. I love what Obsidian built here and hope they arenít relegated to squeezing as much blood as possible from The Outer Worlds.

Bebpo

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« Reply #35477 on: November 01, 2019, 10:43:46 PM »
Yeah, Pillars II has a lot of strong strengths.

I think the biggest issues with II is the story feels too ambitious for a single game/map and the companions are waaaaaaaaaaay less interesting than I (they probably shouldn't have brought back half the cast from I in retrospect so II's original cast could've stood on their own), also the sailing and sailing fighting was too simple and it had to be because otherwise sailing would be tedious.

But the combat gameplay, character builds, graphics, cities, questing, music, writing were all fantastic


If you didn't play the DLCs when you finished at release, play them now. The winter one is really good, the adventure island one is fun with a neat short story and the last one is eh, just a long dungeon crawl for better or worse.

Borys

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« Reply #35478 on: November 02, 2019, 04:08:16 PM »
3 hours and this is max what I reached. One more fucking hit..............................................................



One of the hardest bosses in Soulsborne series, hands down. Need to practice couple more hours, damn...

Spieler1

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« Reply #35479 on: November 02, 2019, 09:20:10 PM »
Not feeling the new Nioh 2 beta at all, even though I like the new mechanics in theory. It feels much more annoying than Nioh, but I don't know if that just is because played I played too many superior action games like Monster Hunter World and Sekiro since. Especially the boss feels like a cheap shit version of a similar thing in Monster Hunter. Also they really needed to cut either the overboarding loot or something else, because these new demon shenigans make combat essentials simply too excessive. Then there's all the new crap in the menu and you barely know what to focus on.

Also finished Yooka Laylee 2D. The final level is a little too crazy, but thankfully it isn't quite as long as it was suggested at first.
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Borys

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« Reply #35480 on: November 03, 2019, 03:59:26 AM »
Code Vein has a better story than Final Fantasy 15.

What a surprisingly good title from Bandai Namco.

Previews looked like shit, Twitch streams looked like shit yet the game is more than solid and very, very fun.

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« Reply #35481 on: November 03, 2019, 05:00:11 AM »
Those are some over the top tiddies

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« Reply #35482 on: November 04, 2019, 03:20:38 PM »
Those are some over the top tiddies

indeed. maybe i should check this game out

MMaRsu

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« Reply #35483 on: November 04, 2019, 03:29:30 PM »
First time I preorder a fucking PC game in years, and my pc is still in the shop

FML

Stuck playing AOEII HD on my shitty laptop

Oh well still a fun game cant say anything bad about it

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« Reply #35484 on: November 04, 2019, 03:33:36 PM »
Got 1000/1000 in Tembo the Badass Elephant.

Good, not great game. Very nostalgic though, feels like something from 1997 on the PS1. Very likeable main character/mascot with suitable elephant powers. Solid platformer which was challenging enough but never too tough
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« Reply #35485 on: November 05, 2019, 09:58:57 AM »
Finished Vampyr. The ending was a bit too schmaltzy for me, but I supposed that what I did work toward by being a saint. I never killed anyone I didn't have to, i.e. I butchered hundreds of hunters and dozens of ghouls and a couple vampires.

The last boss was kind of underwhelming. The first stage was more difficult than the last. I had read about a side quest I botched that would have netted me the best weapon in the game and that it would be useful for the last boss, but my hit and run tactics were just too powerful. :smug
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I almost forgot: Your Vamp-daddy is MERLIN! :lol
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Moved on to Metro Exodus, which starts you on the wrong foot. You barely get to do anything before you are interrupted by a cutscene or dialogue. I felt straight-jacketed until I made it onto the train and started the game proper.
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They also throw out the premise that made the first game possible within the first half-hour, which is just hilarious to me.
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Another annoyance is that the game has to cache shaders (?) on every change in the settings, so any fiddling becomes extra annoying as my HDD (SSD too small ._. ) is brought to its limits by writing thousands of tiny files.
First start was absolutely horrible, too. Even the intro videos stuttered like hell, since they were reading off the disk as the game was hammering it.
Just call it a load time (which is what it is) and put up a progress bar, you assholes. :beli

I'm playing with RTX on high (options: off, high, ultra :lol) with DLSS on. Definitely see some graininess and artifacts (strange lines on a railing, which I assume are thanks to DLSS) and indoors its a bit too dark, but aside from that, it's nice. I dip below 60 a lot, hover around 44fps in very intensive scenes, but adaptive sync makes it bearable. Gonna keep playing it like this.
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« Reply #35486 on: November 05, 2019, 03:29:04 PM »
Castlevania Bloodlines - oh my gawd :leon Who thought that all I ever needed is a Castlevania eurotrip with Aquaman? :lawd

It's one of my favorites in the series by far.  Make sure to play through with both characters, since they can get to different areas the other one can't.

Spieler1

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« Reply #35487 on: November 05, 2019, 08:20:21 PM »
Castlevania Bloodlines - oh my gawd :leon Who thought that all I ever needed is a Castlevania eurotrip with Aquaman? :lawd

It's one of my favorites in the series by far.  Make sure to play through with both characters, since they can get to different areas the other one can't.

Right. I did Aquaman first, which seems kind of like easy mode - though not by much. Vampire killer has Indiana Jones swinging though - this game :lawd Thank god it also has just the right difficulty on normal. I went back and tried western Hard Corps again and that one's just :goty.
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Borys

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35488 on: November 06, 2019, 08:19:19 AM »
Still Code Vein, 60 hours in, probably reached the final area of the game (Government).

The bosses in this game are fucking C R A Z Y. Fast, hard hitting and relentless. You have to time your heals perfectly otherwise you're dead meat.

Oh one last thing, not attacking the game but 100% positive:

- they ripped off Anor Londo
- they ripped off Valley of Defilement
- ...OF COURSE they ripped off Ornstein & Smough :lol

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« Reply #35489 on: November 06, 2019, 08:44:25 AM »
I had an incredibly tough time even with an AI companion to draw aggro, so I can only imagine what it's like going full solo.
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« Reply #35490 on: November 06, 2019, 08:51:20 AM »
so did anyone play the new contra game? it looks like they didn't send out any review copies. I know it's not like a traditional contra game but if it's fun it might be worth picking up with that Target b2g1 sale.


Looks like shit.

I still want to try this when it's being dumped for $10-$20.
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« Reply #35491 on: November 06, 2019, 09:28:11 AM »
Castlevania Bloodlines - oh my gawd :leon Who thought that all I ever needed is a Castlevania eurotrip with Aquaman? :lawd

It's one of my favorites in the series by far.  Make sure to play through with both characters, since they can get to different areas the other one can't.

Right. I did Aquaman first, which seems kind of like easy mode - though not by much. Vampire killer has Indiana Jones swinging though - this game :lawd Thank god it also has just the right difficulty on normal. I went back and tried western Hard Corps again and that one's just :goty.

If you have an Everdrive or other means of playing ROMs, there is an English translation of the Japanese version of Hard Corps which is by far the best way to play the game.

Borys

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« Reply #35492 on: November 06, 2019, 01:22:16 PM »
I had an incredibly tough time even with an AI companion to draw aggro, so I can only imagine what it's like going full solo.

Some of them took me forever (2 - 3 hours of trial & error):

- Golden Knight
- Juzo Mido (fuck him forever!)
- Ice Knight
- Butterfly
- Cathedral Berserker

Some of them were quite easy however:

- Queen's Knight (1st try)
- Queen's Knight Reborn (2nd try)
- Cathedral Dog
- Desert Boss
- Ridge Map Boss (the dual wielding knight)

There's no pattern here it seems. All 100% solo, pure melee, Zweihander/ Hammer of course. No other way, fuck DEX builds forever :rock

Fantastic, challenging boss fights! On to the last dungeon and final boss!!!
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« Reply #35493 on: November 06, 2019, 01:31:17 PM »
It took me a while to feel it out, but I finally landed on the giant spiked hammer with a high defense build [Atlas, I think].
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« Reply #35494 on: November 06, 2019, 01:32:59 PM »
That's my build as well!

Spiked Hammer + Zweihander using Atlas class :rock

Freyj

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« Reply #35495 on: November 07, 2019, 04:36:34 PM »
I guess Iím buying Code Vein when I finish Nier Automata.

Which by the way, this is the game everyone fawns over? Bitches need to pay some respect to Nier 1 because this doesnít have shit on it.

Bebpo

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« Reply #35496 on: November 07, 2019, 04:42:41 PM »
I guess Iím buying Code Vein when I finish Nier Automata.

Which by the way, this is the game everyone fawns over? Bitches need to pay some respect to Nier 1 because this doesnít have shit on it.

Yeah Nier 1 is better in everything outside combat.

But Automata is still great and itís biggest flaw is just the repetition of route B.
After you finish the 4th route youíll probably like Automata overall.

Bebpo

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« Reply #35497 on: November 07, 2019, 04:43:28 PM »
Iíd like to see Bluepoint do a remake of Nier 1.

Spieler1

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« Reply #35498 on: November 07, 2019, 04:45:53 PM »
remove the misleading first fishing mission and nier 1 is GOAT :nothot  ok the side quests are shit, but so they are in the sequel.  :doge

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35499 on: November 07, 2019, 05:03:20 PM »
nier 1 was ok come on now. combat was busted, level design was trash, story was entertaining but a little to corny at times (that dialog...), and it makes you replay most areas in the second half to boot. to me it had a lot of creative ideas that the team wasn't quite good enough to pull off. nier 2 reuses a lot of the same ideas but puts in together into something that doesn't feel like a budget c-level attempt.

Borys

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« Reply #35500 on: November 07, 2019, 06:23:24 PM »
Wow fuck this last boss forever and ever. Took me 4+ hours and countless amounts of failures and frustration. In fact I had to change my setup for the first time in a boss battle in this game after about 3 hours of dying:

- changed Class to Dark Knight from Atlas (don't even remember why... probably higher MIND for Havel's)
- equipped "Havel's" armor because the other ones were just not cutting it
- changed from Zweihander to a Halberd because it had HORIZONTAL attacks... Zwei's verticals were missing 25% of the time after my dodges (but Zwei has higher damage...)
- had to fat roll the final battle :( first time in Souls history for me to be fat rolling! quite hard to get used to.


(first minute here is me experimenting due to pure frustration... I am even using BLOCK one time only to be punished hahaha... also have this ability that sets up mines after I dodge - worthless... I was really hitting a wall here for so long)

To be honest this is top 3 of the hardest, non-multi healthbar bosses in entire Soulsborne universe.

If we count multi healthbar:

1. Friede
2. Isshin

If we do not:

1. Fume Knight
2. CODE VEIN final boss
3. Midir/ Gael

Bloodborne bosses are hella easy in comparison.

So glad I'm done with this title. Platinum is out of the reach due to MP grind.



10/10 would recommend to any Souls and Final Fantasy fan.
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« Reply #35501 on: November 07, 2019, 06:42:19 PM »
nier 1 was ok come on now. combat was busted, level design was trash, story was entertaining but a little to corny at times (that dialog...), and it makes you replay most areas in the second half to boot. to me it had a lot of creative ideas that the team wasn't quite good enough to pull off. nier 2 reuses a lot of the same ideas but puts in together into something that doesn't feel like a budget c-level attempt.

automatas combat is still trash and B Route is replay

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« Reply #35502 on: November 07, 2019, 06:42:50 PM »
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10/10 would recommend to any Souls and Final Fantasy fan.

Looks like you got the good ending. Congrats!
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« Reply #35503 on: November 07, 2019, 06:47:17 PM »
I did? :lol I was playing blind. There was
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but that bitch went down 2nd try, no sweat.

Nice set up for the sequel - no? Open world, Io being the central figure etc.

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« Reply #35504 on: November 07, 2019, 07:52:27 PM »
I did? :lol I was playing blind. There was
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but that bitch went down 2nd try, no sweat.

Nice set up for the sequel - no? Open world, Io being the central figure etc.

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You have to find all the vestiges of each successor before fighting them and restore their memories post-fight [i.e. don't just walk out the huge doors instead of interacting with them after they turn to stone]. So, yeah, pretty easy to get even if you don't know what you're doing.
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« Reply #35505 on: November 08, 2019, 04:39:24 PM »
so many giant waifus on the top of this page  :lol

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« Reply #35506 on: November 08, 2019, 05:57:02 PM »
Finished Metro Exodus. Beautiful, but the one thought I was left with at the finale was how over the top stupid
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the blind gorillas were. Sneaking around them is annoying, whatever, but them mumbling "kill" (telepathically even?) is too much. A giant invincible ape that can pull you in two is menacing enough, guys. :lol It's also someting they recycled from the first game. Just came off as thought they had run out of ideas. :fbm
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I also didn't enjoy them going down the list of failing post-apocalyptic societies. One trope after another.
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Did enjoy the sneaking, the shooting and the visuals but it had no spark. They tried to go for drama right at the end (find the magic cure or your sweetheart dies), but it didn't work for me.

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« Reply #35507 on: November 08, 2019, 06:27:11 PM »
Finished Metro Exodus. Beautiful, but the one thought I was left with at the finale was how over the top stupid
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the blind gorillas were. Sneaking around them is annoying, whatever, but them mumbling "kill" (telepathically even?) is too much. A giant invincible ape that can pull you in two is menacing enough, guys. :lol It's also someting they recycled from the first game. Just came off as thought they had run out of ideas. :fbm
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I also didn't enjoy them going down the list of failing post-apocalyptic societies. One trope after another.
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From luddite swamp people, to a Mad Max desert society built on slave labour, to a bunker filled with cannibals, to the forest paradise where a teacher taught a bunch of orphans how to survive...
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Did enjoy the sneaking, the shooting and the visuals but it had no spark. They tried to go for drama right at the end (find the magic cure or your sweetheart dies), but it didn't work for me.
When I started Metro Exodus I got until the train and then I fell off it and it auto saved so every time I load the game I instantly die.
I haven't touched it since.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35508 on: November 08, 2019, 06:33:11 PM »
There are three autosave slots. :B

But then I don't think you're missing much, so whatever.

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« Reply #35509 on: November 08, 2019, 08:04:40 PM »
Started RDR2 on PC. It sure isnt that much more responsive control wise here, but it looks quite a bit better on pc, the photo mode is also fairly cummy










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« Reply #35510 on: November 09, 2019, 03:19:47 PM »
Finished all Routes in Nier Automata.

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Thatís it? Iím seriously confused on this one. The twists towards the end of B and during C about the truth behind humanity and the state of the world were...mildly interesting but the C/D/E endings are hyped as this amazing thing that you just HAVE to see and itís just a considerably less impactful, anime ass version of something Nier 1 already did 1000x better.

And all the talk about how Platinum made ďgoodĒ Nier gameplay. Nope, still trash and so much more of it. Hacking mini game overload on the back end of the game and that shit sucked.

What a disappointment. Even the use of Nier 1 characters sucked. Gamers have trash ass taste.
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Rufus

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35511 on: November 09, 2019, 03:21:14 PM »
Tried Crackdown 3, cause why not? It plays just like what I remember of the first Crackdown. Listlessly grabbed some agility orbs, cleared a handful objectives on the map... And that's all I have to say about it, because I already uninstalled it.

What is up with games not having separate language options? I had to switch my OS to English just to hear Terry Crews' dulcet tones.

demi

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35512 on: November 09, 2019, 05:16:53 PM »
Finished all Routes in Nier Automata.

spoiler (click to show/hide)
Thatís it? Iím seriously confused on this one. The twists towards the end of B and during C about the truth behind humanity and the state of the world were...mildly interesting but the C/D/E endings are hyped as this amazing thing that you just HAVE to see and itís just a considerably less impactful, anime ass version of something Nier 1 already did 1000x better.

And all the talk about how Platinum made ďgoodĒ Nier gameplay. Nope, still trash and so much more of it. Hacking mini game overload on the back end of the game and that shit sucked.

What a disappointment. Even the use of Nier 1 characters sucked. Gamers have trash ass taste.
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Bruh I been saying automata is buns and nowhere near the original
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Spieler1

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35513 on: November 09, 2019, 07:48:49 PM »
structurally the ending in Nier 2 is a little better, but doesn't have the characters to back it up. Would've been much better with a cast like Nier 1's, not those new lamos. The robots were interesting, but fuck the androids. Combat is fancier in Automata, but there's nothing else than that and the schmups. Nier 1 was Zelda-like, so the inferior combat didn't even matter that much. You had like dungeons, parts that were like Resident Evil, proper text adventure, etc. - and none of it was bad. Most other games suck when they change up genres, but Nier 1 is okay at worst and mostly great. It even got platforming controls right, which most games fuck up if it isn't their focus.

Nier :lawd
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Mr Gilhaney

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35514 on: November 09, 2019, 07:56:41 PM »
hard mode on

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Svejk

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35515 on: November 10, 2019, 11:55:20 AM »
SE seems to be taking their time with a Neir remaster.  Seems a bit silly this hasn't been announced yet.  And lol if they do and not include all region variations.

Freyj

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35516 on: November 10, 2019, 12:09:37 PM »
Nier is still playable give me full remakes of Drakengard 1/2  :rejoice :rejoice :rejoice

The Sceneman

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35517 on: November 10, 2019, 09:45:13 PM »
Playing Metal Gear Ac!d 2 on PSP. Why is this game so good
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Borys

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35518 on: November 11, 2019, 08:02:57 AM »
Did 4 full playthroughs of Code Vein for all endings. The only achievement I am missing is the 400 Marks one which should be grinded in MP (1 boss kill in MP Co-Op = 1 Mark). For reference you can get 2 Marks in 1 full playthrough in set locatioins; in 95 hours of my playtime I had only 3 Marks dropped by enemies.

YIKES @ that drop rate... something around 0.1%

Either they patch it up or allow you to buy Marks for souls otherwise I am not gonna bother with the Plat :(

Freyj

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #35519 on: November 11, 2019, 01:47:31 PM »
Picking back up the Kiseki series after finishing FC nearly a decade ago with Trails in the Sky SC and man does Turbo mode rule. I enjoyed FC but found the combat to be slower than Iíd like and the story to be a little slow going but being able to blaze through trash encounters has completely turned my experience around.

SC and 3rd have been on my backlog for forever now, but Iím a little hesitant to continue on to Cold Steel after given what Iíve seen of it. How do the Cold Steel games hold up to the Sky trilogy?