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« Reply #241 on: May 26, 2020, 09:27:25 AM »
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will check it out, i had it on launch at ps4 when it was mega dog shit but sold it long before any of the updates

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« Reply #242 on: May 26, 2020, 12:12:36 PM »
No Man's Sky announced

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/05/26/no-man-sky-xbox-game-pass-june/


Bahahaha literally have been waiting to play this for free

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« Reply #243 on: May 26, 2020, 02:14:18 PM »
No Man's Sky announced

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/05/26/no-man-sky-xbox-game-pass-june/


Bahahaha literally have been waiting to play this for free

I bought it, played it for like 20 minutes and decided I had better ways to spend my time.

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« Reply #244 on: May 26, 2020, 05:52:30 PM »
Well Iím gonna do that FOR FREE

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« Reply #245 on: May 26, 2020, 07:03:35 PM »
DL'd Minecraft Dungeons but it can't verify ownership and kicks me out.  :'(

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« Reply #246 on: May 26, 2020, 07:17:34 PM »
Yes a little. It's ok, in that Torchlight kind of way. Achievements don't look too bad.

I don't think it's cross-play, and you can only play online with friends, theres no random matchmaking.

Yeah I want something a bit more chill in my rotation, been playing Ace Combat for S ranks and Evil Within 2 on nightmare which is all edge of your seat shit. Some hack n slash grindan could be good. Will get today.

No random matchmaking is ass though
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« Reply #247 on: May 26, 2020, 07:33:50 PM »
Yes a little. It's ok, in that Torchlight kind of way. Achievements don't look too bad.

I don't think it's cross-play, and you can only play online with friends, theres no random matchmaking.

Yeah I want something a bit more chill in my rotation, been playing Ace Combat for S ranks and Evil Within 2 on nightmare which is all edge of your seat shit. Some hack n slash grindan could be good. Will get today.

No random matchmaking is ass though
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« Reply #248 on: May 26, 2020, 09:40:49 PM »
Tested out my new system with the big guns


Power Rangers Battle For The Grid


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It's actually pretty fun, I feel like you can really just button mash your way through but a couple of stages in the story you're going to have to develop a strategy and some techy kind of stuff. For a short arcade story mode it's pretty fun tbh.

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« Reply #249 on: May 27, 2020, 04:38:49 AM »
Anyone try Minecraft Dungeons yet?

Yeah its allright, bit too easy so far on the normal setting so I hope it ramps up.

Edit: to be clear its def more a challenge then lets say Diablo 3 on a first playthrough
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« Reply #250 on: May 27, 2020, 10:20:24 AM »
You have to beat the game to unlock harder difficulties (Normal -> Adventure -> Apocalypse)
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« Reply #251 on: May 27, 2020, 04:46:50 PM »
Thats a bummer yeah but even on normal there is some fun, unlike Diablo 3.

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« Reply #252 on: May 27, 2020, 05:03:32 PM »
The best you can do right now is just notch up the difficulty before starting a level
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« Reply #253 on: May 27, 2020, 05:25:10 PM »
Minecraft Dungeons is OK. It's just really barebones. I played partway into the second difficulty and put it down, likely permanently. The fun is in finding gear with powerful enchants, but it's not enough.

I do think it has an edge on the snowblind engine games, though. Those are almost as shallow mechanically, but their progression is much slower, as I found out recently when I tried to play Champions of Norrath.

Best weapons I found:
Sacrificial dagger's (the wavey ones) with the enchant that procs a small tornado on the last hit of a combo. Those daggers only have a single forward thrust which counts as a 1-hit combo, so every time you stab, a tornado comes out. The range is limited, but it was good enough to allow me to do missions well above my power level.

Another that was really good was a crossbow with the infinity enchant. Upgraded to lvl 3, you have a 47% (?) chance to not use up an arrow. This counts for special attack projectiles as well, so occasionally you can fire the firework two, three or maybe even four times in a row.

There's likely a lot more good combos like these, but I couldn't be bothered to find out.

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« Reply #254 on: May 27, 2020, 08:29:02 PM »
I played the intro/tutorial stage and got the impression that it's Diablo for tards. Or kids. Same thing really.
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« Reply #255 on: May 27, 2020, 11:04:48 PM »
Yeah I played it in a co-op session and it's pretty braindead. I keep having to notch up the difficulty.

There are a lot of mobs so you can get overwhelmed though. Havent really been getting much in loot drops.
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« Reply #256 on: May 31, 2020, 02:01:29 PM »
Can you drop in on friends in minecraft dungeons? Gonna start a online game, check it out

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« Reply #257 on: May 31, 2020, 03:01:39 PM »
Yes you can see a list of who is playing on the main menu
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« Reply #258 on: June 01, 2020, 12:15:58 AM »
Minecraft Dungeons does seem a bit simple, but it's probably really good for couch co-op + beers. Loot progression seems nice n easy, just scrap everything you don't want or something, then get new on-level shit from the blacksmith. Gamerscore looks piss easy
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« Reply #259 on: June 01, 2020, 12:42:50 AM »
You could use LFG if you want to play with people. Just make sure you are host so you dont get kicked or anything
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« Reply #260 on: June 01, 2020, 11:57:23 PM »
Curious thing about Minecraft Dungeons is theres next to no tutorial or instruction manual. Like, some items have multiple enchant slots? You get your points back by scrapping an item? Yeah cool I figured out this shit myself but I've played hundreds of games, and this one is aimed at little kids so I can see some of em getting lost, even Minecraft veterans might get confused cos the gameplay systems have nothing to do with Minecraft.

Game is quite fun if you raise the difficulty a wee bit, but yeah this is very very rote stuff. Surprised it took this long for a Minecraft spinoff to even come out
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« Reply #261 on: June 01, 2020, 11:58:26 PM »
It actually gets pretty hard in the further difficulties. I just finished the second mode (Adventure) and it took us a few runs and switching around trinkets and gear to get some synergy going.
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« Reply #262 on: June 02, 2020, 04:46:38 PM »
If Gears 4 was a fine 7/10 shooter Gears 5 so far is a 9/10.

Story is actually interesting again, gameplay slightly tweaked. Nice.

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« Reply #263 on: June 02, 2020, 08:32:48 PM »
This service should have more NEOGEO games, especially 3 Count Bout :jeb

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« Reply #264 on: June 02, 2020, 09:04:08 PM »
Tearing through DMC5. This is the greatest service ever

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« Reply #265 on: June 07, 2020, 08:50:08 PM »
Gave Slay the Spire a go as I like deckbuilding games and roguelikes.

Cool game but WTF I beat it on my first attempt. Was this just a major fluke? Cos what kind of roguelike do you win first try?

I get theres plenty more content and challenges, but still
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« Reply #266 on: June 07, 2020, 09:52:38 PM »
Playing Shadow Warrior 2. WTF when did this turn into a looter shooter? I like it. Polish devs ftw

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« Reply #267 on: June 07, 2020, 11:58:58 PM »
This service should have more NEOGEO games, especially 3 Count Bout :jeb

I will literally start kicking my feet and snorting if they let me download Burning Fight for FREE
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« Reply #268 on: June 10, 2020, 01:08:38 PM »
KH3

I'm too bored to continue playing this

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« Reply #269 on: June 10, 2020, 02:30:05 PM »
You need to look inside your heart and let it guide you m8

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« Reply #270 on: June 10, 2020, 08:08:44 PM »
KH3

I'm too bored to continue playing this
That's on gamepass?

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« Reply #271 on: June 10, 2020, 08:11:30 PM »
Yeah it's there, I don't think I have the patience to deal with this when FF7R exists

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« Reply #272 on: June 10, 2020, 09:53:17 PM »
KH3

I'm too bored to continue playing this
That's on gamepass?

Yes and the rest of the KH games come to gamepass tomorrow.

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« Reply #273 on: June 11, 2020, 01:07:45 AM »
You need to look inside your heart and let it guide you m8

these characters are annoying and the combat loses its luster after the 20th bumper car call-in

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« Reply #274 on: June 11, 2020, 01:47:24 AM »
Shit sux :lol but I have a mild fascination with what impenetrable gibberish the series is

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« Reply #275 on: June 11, 2020, 11:23:54 AM »
No Manís Sky is up

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« Reply #276 on: June 11, 2020, 11:08:56 PM »
Battletech is on PC cause of course it is as I just bought it. It's pretty good, very Front Mission 3.

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« Reply #277 on: June 12, 2020, 03:22:47 AM »
Battletech is on PC cause of course it is as I just bought it. It's pretty good, very Front Mission 3.

Doesn't Battletech on computers predate Front Mission by -- like a whole bunch? Or are you saying the gameplay of FM3 is specifically where Battletech drew its current inspiration?

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« Reply #278 on: June 12, 2020, 02:56:54 PM »
just the vibe, and the way limb damage is handled IIRC. battletech is way older property but they don't generally put out games like this? it's been since FM3 since I have felt similar.

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« Reply #279 on: June 12, 2020, 04:49:02 PM »
No Manís Sky is up

And itís still dog shit, I want my bandwidth back :hhh

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« Reply #280 on: June 12, 2020, 06:29:04 PM »
No Manís Sky is up

And itís still dog shit, I want my bandwidth back :hhh
Yeah, I repaired my ship, blasted off into space (which looked like atmosphere because it was lime green), landed on the second planet and uninstalled, because I figured I would be doing exactly this going forward, except with more steps. No thanks. :doge
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« Reply #281 on: June 12, 2020, 06:49:00 PM »
Wow yet another boring shithole for me to explore :doge

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I didnít even make it off the first planet before thinking Ďfuck this shidí to myself and turning it off
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« Reply #282 on: June 13, 2020, 12:57:31 AM »
Tried sniper elite and shot some germans, pretty cool but I dony have the patience for this now.

Fired up Yakuza 0. Endured 45 min of almost entirely cutscenes to set the story up. There was karaoke qte. Never played a yakuza game so im intrigued. Will probably come back to this one day.

So happy I could try two games that were always on my radar but Id prob never buy.

Decided Im going to play Gears Judgment instead as its the last Gears game I havent beat.

Also installing Mastee Chief collection and wondering how to tackle the Halo series. Ive only ever finished one solo. Think Ill go reach-3-odst-4-5? Just skip 2.

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« Reply #283 on: June 13, 2020, 01:34:59 AM »
I've been told that it's better to play Yakuza 1 first and then 0 cause things will make more sense that way.
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« Reply #284 on: June 13, 2020, 06:51:58 AM »
I know I won't finish it, but will play like 5-10 hours to get a feel and enjoy it :)

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« Reply #285 on: June 13, 2020, 01:56:06 PM »
Iím liking no mans sky, pretty open and fun once youíre terraforming and base building.
I dug out a sweet cave, put my house in it, built a big stone statue, and now Iím continuing on the missions/guide

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« Reply #286 on: June 13, 2020, 02:01:36 PM »
No ManĎs Sky is a pretty chill game. Perfect to watch some shit in the background. I already liked the barebones launch version.

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« Reply #287 on: June 13, 2020, 03:10:22 PM »
Iím really enjoying it. Gone in pretty much blind, Iím on a space station now trying to piece together alien languages and shit. Pretty good mix of just having elements to play with and a storyline-ish progression to follow when you want to add more stuff, imo

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« Reply #288 on: June 13, 2020, 04:29:56 PM »
Halo Reach feels really dated zzz
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« Reply #289 on: June 13, 2020, 11:11:32 PM »
Played like 4 hours of No Man's Sky. I like it and am bored/annoyed at the same time. Every time I find something I need to gather stuff to use it and half the time I have no idea where to get it. Just seems kind of tedious, but it's a cool concept.

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« Reply #290 on: June 14, 2020, 01:20:10 AM »
I wanted to like NMS but there's too much of "Mine this thing so you can get a jpeg, then drag the jpeg into the other jpeg, then you can turn those into jpegs that let you actually fly around and have fun"

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« Reply #291 on: June 14, 2020, 05:32:02 AM »
Sounds like 95% games with crafting

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« Reply #292 on: June 14, 2020, 07:29:50 AM »
Why does NMS run so badly? I get more FPS in RDR2 and that looks worlds better

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« Reply #293 on: June 14, 2020, 07:41:41 AM »
Shit sux :trumps

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« Reply #294 on: June 14, 2020, 11:16:48 AM »
Once you have storage containers and portals, you can get stocked up pretty well on resources. Also got a shit ton of credits from space fights with fugitives while mining asteroids. Still really liking it, I have 3 bases set up with portals on wildly different planets, looking forward to expanding my network :) 

It really sorta slow plays all the things you can do, so I could see not getting into it easily, but there really is a lot here now imo

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« Reply #295 on: June 14, 2020, 01:54:39 PM »
Yeah I got to the Anomaly and this game has a lot of great stuff if you get to it :lol

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« Reply #296 on: June 14, 2020, 01:55:17 PM »
Once you have storage containers and portals, you can get stocked up pretty well on resources. Also got a shit ton of credits from space fights with fugitives while mining asteroids. Still really liking it, I have 3 bases set up with portals on wildly different planets, looking forward to expanding my network :) 

It really sorta slow plays all the things you can do, so I could see not getting into it easily, but there really is a lot here now imo

I hear you, I just got discouraged by always running out of inventory storage and having to constantly discard stuff and on PC the crashes. Since the game has a really dumb save system instead of just like autosave every few mins, having it randomly crash at any time on PC and then sit through 2-3 min initial load is :|

Like I got to the point after the space station (which was also discouraging since I couldn't talk or understand almost anyone and just doing one word at a time was tedious) where I built a signal booster and found a drop shit with suit upgrades but then I fly there on the other side of the planet and it needs items I don't have and I don't know where to go "Antimatter" and some other one that's refined from caves stuff but how do I easily even find caves??

On top of that I decoded a bunch of maps at the space station but like 30 mins later when I'm on the planet doing all this stuff I go hmmm, maybe I'll take a break from this suit upgrade and go check out some of these places the map showed...but I have no idea where they are and I can't figure out how to find them. There's no markers to any other planet in space and there is nothing in my logs about them. Whoops.

I wish the game had a normal map screen that just had icon markers for all the stuff you've found, maps you've decoded, etc... other than knowing where my base is and the space station is I don't really know where anything is and it's really confusing and makes trying to find materials a pain.

Also stuff like sodium plants give you so little sodium and my hazard suit keeps eating it all up so it's not like carbon where I shoot every planet and have a ton of it or ferrite dust from shooting rocks.

Oh and man it was sad when I built a portal and a generator to power it and connected the wire and filled it with fuel and it was good for....3 mins and 30 seconds. Like that seems pretty useless if everything will just be out of power the second you leave and come back.


I feel like when you get to the point in the game where you have 1) more storage space, 2) a vehicle to move faster without getting in and out of your ship constantly, 3) a general idea of where to get the stuff you need for crafting, 4) enough language to actually communicate with NPCs....at that point I think it'd be fun. But it just feels like that's a whole lot of work to get there.

I don't generally play these kinds of games since I don't like the gathering/crafting genre, but what I played of Subnautica felt a lot like No Man Sky but better and faster and smoother progression. Playing No Man Sky made me want to go and try that again.

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« Reply #297 on: June 14, 2020, 03:42:53 PM »
I just put up solar panels with batteries that charge all day, the first biofuel engine thing you get is like, okay for an emergency. Thereís so much in the technology trees to play with later on that solve every problem youíve had, and for me thatís where the satisfaction comes in. Eventually you having to solve a bunch of tiny little problems adds up to you having a fairly decent tool set and resource pool. I feel like to really give the game a chance, you gotta reach the Anomaly and explore some of what it has to offer. But if you canít get there, guess the game failed ya 🤷‍♀️

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« Reply #298 on: June 14, 2020, 06:37:46 PM »
I just put up solar panels with batteries that charge all day, the first biofuel engine thing you get is like, okay for an emergency. Thereís so much in the technology trees to play with later on that solve every problem youíve had, and for me thatís where the satisfaction comes in. Eventually you having to solve a bunch of tiny little problems adds up to you having a fairly decent tool set and resource pool. I feel like to really give the game a chance, you gotta reach the Anomaly and explore some of what it has to offer. But if you canít get there, guess the game failed ya 🤷‍♀️

Yeah, maybe I'll give it another try and see if I can get that far.

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« Reply #299 on: June 14, 2020, 08:18:45 PM »
Gave Deliver Us the Moon a go as theres a weekly rewards quest for playing it.

Uh its definitely a zero budget indie game. I think as a proof-of-concept its pretty good though. I really enjoy scifi films like Interstellar and Ad-Astra and this game is definitely in the tradition of those. Theres already been a few different gameplay concepts introduced and theres some neat ideas in this. AAA version of this game idea please.

Best part is how the VA is quite obviously europeans putting on british/american accents. Its kinda cute
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