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Re: What's everyone playing?
« Reply #6165 on: August 13, 2017, 05:05:02 AM »
I'm now playing Slime Rancher, which is what you get when you combine the slimes from the Dragon Quest series, Harvest Moon, and a First-Person Shooter. It's extremely fun!


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Re: What's everyone playing?
« Reply #6166 on: August 13, 2017, 06:16:02 AM »
Me and my friend started Jumpjet Rex last night.  It's a pretty fun old-school game.

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Re: What's everyone playing?
« Reply #6167 on: September 11, 2017, 07:05:05 AM »
I'm playing the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Goddamn, this game is addictive!


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Re: What's everyone playing?
« Reply #6168 on: September 11, 2017, 07:35:32 AM »
Me and my friends are playing Duck Game during a get together vacation.  Trust me, this is a fantastic party game the feels like the best of Smash Brothers and Golden Eye.  With ducks.


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Re: What's everyone playing?
« Reply #6169 on: September 11, 2017, 10:23:39 AM »
I'm playing the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Goddamn, this game is addictive!

Wish I could, it looks quite fun.

Instead I've been playing a few things. I beat Enslaved which was ok. I wanted to play another Ninja Theory game because Hellblade and DMC were so good. Now I'm playing Absolver, which is fun but I don't really get it yet.  I understood For Honnors mechanics and timings. I wasn't great at it, but I understood it. Whereas I don't yet understand what is going on with Absolver's fight mechanics, but I can sense that there is something deeper to grasp. Going to spend some more time with it.

Also been playing West of Loathing, which is funny and enjoyable. I had to restart because Hard Hat mode was too hard. It's a little too easy without Hard Hat now, but it's a silly game with simple mechanics so I guess I don't need it to be hard to be enjoyable. It's no Dark Souls. Dying all the time was just breaking up the flow of the humor.

I purchased Tyrany because it was on sale so we'll see if I have time to give that a go. And I'm looking forward to the next Shadow of Mordor game, but I also want to protest it for including micro transactions in a single player game. It's a shitty move, and to all those who say 'if you don't like it, don't use micro transactions', you're missing the point. There has to be some insentive to use them, which invetiably makes things you earn in game take longer, instead of at a comfortable pace. It just increases grinding. But if reviews come out saying it's the bee's knees then I'll cave and get it.
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Re: What's everyone playing?
« Reply #6170 on: September 12, 2017, 05:36:42 AM »
Me and my friends played Screencheat, a wacky first person shooter where all the other characters are invisible.  Your only chance?  Look at the other players screens to figure out where they are. It's a lot of fun.


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Re: What's everyone playing?
« Reply #6171 on: September 15, 2017, 01:59:26 PM »
I got Metroid: Samus returns today for the 3DS. It's pretty good so far. I'm not too far into it, but it's so far a pretty fun experience.


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Re: What's everyone playing?
« Reply #6172 on: September 16, 2017, 07:55:28 PM »
X-Com 2: War of the Chosen

It's pretty damn good, though I think $40 is a bit steep for an add-on. $30 would have been more appropriate. Even though this plays on top of the main campaign, just like Enemy Within, it adds a ton of new features. Most notably are the three new factions (whose leaders are voiced by Riker, Worf and Troi of ST:TNG fame), which effectively add three new playable classes. And they play quite unlike your own soldiers. The other most notable new feature are the Chosen, three assholes who can appear at random (so far only one at a time) during any battle taking place in an area they control. Think of them like the Orc Chieftains in Shadow of Mordor. They're bosses with specific strengths and weaknesses.

I might recommend waiting for a sale, but it is very good.


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Re: What's everyone playing?
« Reply #6173 on: September 19, 2017, 12:27:19 PM »
X-Com 2: War of the Chosen

It's pretty damn good, though I think $40 is a bit steep for an add-on. $30 would have been more appropriate. Even though this plays on top of the main campaign, just like Enemy Within, it adds a ton of new features. Most notably are the three new factions (whose leaders are voiced by Riker, Worf and Troi of ST:TNG fame), which effectively add three new playable classes. And they play quite unlike your own soldiers. The other most notable new feature are the Chosen, three assholes who can appear at random (so far only one at a time) during any battle taking place in an area they control. Think of them like the Orc Chieftains in Shadow of Mordor. They're bosses with specific strengths and weaknesses.

I might recommend waiting for a sale, but it is very good.

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Re: What's everyone playing?
« Reply #6174 on: September 27, 2017, 05:31:04 PM »
Final Fantasy VII.

Well, I guess not anymore because I beat it last night. First time I did that since high school. Had lots of fun playing it through again. Beat Emerald Weapon and everything-- and WITHOUT doing like Knights of the Round / Mime and spending more time grinding for AP to master materia than it took to play the game to that point. As it is, it took me 60 hours, and that's a lean run for that game.

I'll frequently call this game overrated, but that doesn't mean I don't love it-- I just spent 60 damn hours on it! All it means I like IX, VI, IV, and V BETTER. So many people consider this like the father, son, and holy ghost of video games and I just think THAT'S overselling it. Hence: overrated.
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Re: What's everyone playing?
« Reply #6175 on: September 27, 2017, 08:41:16 PM »
I don't know about you but I love Final Fantasy 4, or as it was known in America at the time of its release on the SNES... 2. In addition to having lots of great characters, gameplay and drama it has lots of great music. I still have a soft spot for VII because it's also so dramatic and the music sounded like it came from a full orchestra. But I swear, in 1997 I played that damn game to DEATH. As a result I can't play it anymore without a feeling of "Why am I doing this again? I'm not going to get anymore out of it.".


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Re: What's everyone playing?
« Reply #6176 on: September 27, 2017, 09:50:01 PM »
Almost time for Total War Warhammer II!


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Re: What's everyone playing?
« Reply #6177 on: September 28, 2017, 06:51:37 AM »
I was playing Final Fantasy 11 (the MMORPG) for a long time, but the last little thing that had me interested (the synthesis shield) came out to be a dud.  They made the grind utterly ridiculous, and I think I calculated that you would have to work on it 3 hours a day, every day, for 2 straight years, to complete.  That's not a game.  That's a chore.

So I'm probably going to go back to playing the Command and Conquer Red Alert series after I finish up with my Rifftrax backlog.  I haven't played in several months.  I was in the middle of the bonus missions from Aftermath/Counterstrike last I picked it up.
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Re: What's everyone playing?
« Reply #6178 on: September 28, 2017, 05:07:05 PM »
When I'm not playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild, I'm playing Thimbleweed Park for the Nintendo Switch. I already beat it for Steam (I have a PC and Mac) but I'm playing it again for the Switch to see how the Control Scheme works (Spoiler Alert: i
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Re: What's everyone playing?
« Reply #6179 on: September 29, 2017, 01:55:12 AM »
I don't know about you but I love Final Fantasy 4, or as it was known in America at the time of its release on the SNES... 2. In addition to having lots of great characters, gameplay and drama it has lots of great music. I still have a soft spot for VII because it's also so dramatic and the music sounded like it came from a full orchestra. But I swear, in 1997 I played that damn game to DEATH. As a result I can't play it anymore without a feeling of "Why am I doing this again? I'm not going to get anymore out of it.".

Yeah, I think it helps that I DIDN'T play VII to death. It took me so long to beat it the first time and I spent so many hours just screwing around with the game, but never did too many new games. And I never wanted to go past the end of the first disc when I did because it was sad I didn't wanna commit murder by plot. But that meant that I got to play it again at 34 while only remembering the general plot from when I played it as a teenager, and I understood the story loads better, and I'm a lot better at RPGs than I was then.

I suppose I'll play VIII next. Been awhile since I played that one, too. I started a playthrough a couple years ago, but I have a bad habit of getting distracted and abandoning playthroughs. But I like that game about as much as VII-- which REALLY pisses off some fans-- but I think VIII is way better than it's given credit for and VII is great, but not the BEST THING EVER CRAFTED BY MAN. So, they sort of meet each other halfway ^_^.
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