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you know the drill. post what you are currently playing. add whatever else you goddamn please ;-)

bnw, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 16:43 (four years ago) Permalink

bioshock inf 2nd dlc - a bit of a let down, elizabeth's story is so muddled and confusing.
orcs must die - this game is pretty fun!

bnw, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 16:50 (four years ago) Permalink

I (and, ostensibly, my girlfriend, who mostly only plays the pinball stuff I bought for her) just bought a PS3 a couple of months ago, which I'm completely new to aside from crashing helicopters into gas stations in GTA IV at my brother's. So I've been excitedly hoarding games, since this seems to be the sweet spot between when previous-gen system come way down in price and when they go out of print and skyrocket. But I'm trying to be restrictive in my playing so that I don't play eight million things at once and fail to fully appreciate the varied experiences.

Althought I was completely put-off by it at first (complicated tutorials maybe shouldn't take place in the middle of combat under cover of darkness), probably 75% of my game playing time of late has been devoted to Just Cause 2. So much addictive fun, and great for brief, post-work mayhem sessions. Strangely haven't read or heard a whole lot about it outside of ILG threads, so thanks for that, y'all. Prior to that, I was mostly sucked into Skyrim, which initially impressed and then subsequently overwhelmed me with its breadth. I mean, I'm level 25-ish and realized recently that I'd completed somewhere pretty far south of 10% of the core game, so it feels like a thing that could just go on forever. I'll return to it someday when I'm ready to really dig in.

Other stuff in my current rotation:
Fez (not hugely into platformers but I'm really digging it; music and design and use of color are aces)
Minecraft (kinda don't know exactly what to do with it yet, but it's cool to mess around with)
Arkham Asylum (not crazy about the combat, but maybe I'm just not used to it yet; the beginning of the Scarecrow encounter was amazing)
Where Is My Heart? (cute, cool concept, good for short bursts)
Portal (just started this...the rest of the Orange Box is backburnered for the time being)
Deadly Premonition (not terribly far into it; definitely bizarre as hell but I'm undecided just yet as to whether it's my kind of bizarre)
Prototype (love it to bits; I think I'm near the end so I've been sitting on it for a little while to prolong the love...although I do already have the sequel)
Resident Evil 3 (revisiting after 15 years; controls are for shit but I'm building up anticipation to RE4)
Walking Dead (only played the first episode thus far but it was great and I'm looking forward to more)

I also have a ton of stuff that I've played <15 minutes of (The Saboteur, Tomb Raider reboot, Marvel Ultimate Alliance) that I'm looking forward to jumping into more fully soon.

Kinda want to make a (sadly & ridiculously long) list of the stuff I've acquired and get recommendations of what to tackle next.

Surprise, It's My Butt (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 9 April 2014 17:29 (four years ago) Permalink

MPQ and GTA5, exclusively, for ages now. Very very reluctant to start a new game atm

polyphonic, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 18:54 (four years ago) Permalink

rotation of dark souls 2 on ps3 and might & magic X and magic online on the laptop. nearly done with mmx and think i am going to finally play monaco. nearly done with ds2 but just going to keep playing it anyway.

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 19:38 (four years ago) Permalink

diablo 3 on pc! oh nooo

have a nice blood/orange bitters cocktail (mh), Wednesday, 9 April 2014 19:42 (four years ago) Permalink

I thought of something else I played recently: WSOP Full House Pro poker on xbla.

I am in a bad place. ;-)

polyphonic, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 21:23 (four years ago) Permalink

GTA5 in the evenings, still searching for those hidden items
Or Lego City Undercover on occasions.

Any other time I struggle to find time or energy to play anything else right now, I'm trying to design and develop my own games and I find that a struggle in itself.

Games that I *should* be playing anyway...

Pinball FX, really really should fire this up more often
Rayman, not even installed this yet
Red Dead Redemption (still not bothered to attempt the final mission)
Fallout3, embarrassingly never finished this either
Fuel, after having to purchase new PS3 I'll have to start all over again.
Just Cause 2, dropped off the radar a bit, dip into every now and again to get that 100% status
Minecraft/FTB, my only reason for not playing this more often is its just too daunting. In terms of time wasting goes this is the mother of all. FTB packs have basically kicked this game into mind blowing status imo.

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:00 (four years ago) Permalink

(With the exceptions of Pinball and Rayman you might notice a distinct pattern in the games I like)

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:02 (four years ago) Permalink

picked up gta 5 again just to round off the epsilon missions. i was convinced there would be a big heist at the end of all of it, because ripping off the scientologists seemed to make sense and how else would i ever get the cash to buy the golf course etc. so the only one getting ripped off was me :( officially done with this game.

also just finished xcom enemy unknown which i loved to bits. besides it was just long enough to keep my interest through the whole thing.

not really sure what to go with next. ps+ gave me lots of options. i'll probably get going on tomb raider, as soon as i stop struggling to like pes2014.

sonderangerbot, Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:35 (four years ago) Permalink

dayZ and nothing but dayZ. the slow small little updates that come out every couple of weeks just make it that little bit more appealing every day. i try not to think that's there's no real goal or 'end' to it.

NI, Thursday, 10 April 2014 17:28 (four years ago) Permalink

Dude, FRACT OSC is out. It's fun, but giving me a lot of flashbacks to Myst, due to heavy puzzles with occasional symbolic language hints. You're exploring this long abandoned machine world and you restoring operation to a giant synthesizer that you wander around in.

Stephen King's Threaderstarter (kingfish), Thursday, 24 April 2014 06:32 (four years ago) Permalink

SMT4, the soundtrack for this game is so good, running around a post-apocalyptic Tokyo to synthy krautrock <3 http://youtu.be/SG_gB4kb2oA

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 24 April 2014 13:23 (four years ago) Permalink

Oh, FRACT sounds great, might have to grab that.

emil.y, Thursday, 24 April 2014 15:32 (four years ago) Permalink

The only thing I'm playing at the moment is Letter Quest on my ipod. It's quite good but nothing mindblowing.

emil.y, Thursday, 24 April 2014 15:32 (four years ago) Permalink

portal 2 (3rd time), ni no kuni, assassins creed 4, dork souls

am0n, Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:39 (four years ago) Permalink

FTL and could be on this for a while now that I feel like I finally understand how to play it

anonanon, Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:42 (four years ago) Permalink

im obsessed

socki (s1ocki), Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:41 (four years ago) Permalink

so many ships still to unlock and haven't even touched advanced mode...

anonanon, Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:45 (four years ago) Permalink

I've been playing Kingdom Of Amalur, a game that apparently lost the taxpayers of Rhode Island $75m, recently. I kind of hate myself as it's another massive Skyrim-style time sink, but it's quite good fun.

Yuri Bashment (ShariVari), Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:45 (four years ago) Permalink

what IS advanced mode

socki (s1ocki), Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:51 (four years ago) Permalink

i havent even begun boarding as a tactic yet

socki (s1ocki), Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:53 (four years ago) Permalink

sorry "advanced edition"

As a reminder, FTL: Advanced Edition is a free content expansion for FTL. All current (and future) customers will receive this update regardless of where they purchased it. Prior to release, we will post detailed instructions on how to get the update from whatever digital vendor you originally purchased FTL.

http://www.ftlgame.com/?page_id=106

New systems (clone bay??), new race, new ships, just lots more stuff, and it was released as a free sort of patch. It's a toggle option when you start a game, you can choose standard or advanced.

anonanon, Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:01 (four years ago) Permalink

I've been playing Kingdom Of Amalur, a game that apparently lost the taxpayers of Rhode Island $75m
― Yuri Bashment (ShariVari), Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:45 PM

ah yes the curt schilling rpg

am0n, Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:03 (four years ago) Permalink

oh yeah i'm playing dragon's dogma. i've given up on it twice before so i'm determined to finish it this time. the controls are lacking but it has some of the best gfx i've seen in an rpg. makes dark souls 2 look like shit by comparison anyway.

am0n, Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:10 (four years ago) Permalink

http://cdn.destructoid.com//ul/266639-curt-shilling.jpg

am0n, Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:14 (four years ago) Permalink

dragon's dogma was good fun, at its best early before everything becomes too easy, so i encourage you to not progress the story at all until you have been everywhere. one of the best and most unique things it has are the giant wandering monsters that really felt like epic fights, at least until my gang quickly got OP'd. helps if you resist the temptation of the broken pawns that are available early.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:29 (four years ago) Permalink

infinity wars + starbound

Mordy , Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:04 (four years ago) Permalink

helps if you resist the temptation of the broken pawns that are available early.
― Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:29 PM

what are the broken pawns. i've just been using the free low level ones and trading them in every so often. groups of bandits on the roads are still kicking my butt

am0n, Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:42 (four years ago) Permalink

i got one real early with an ordinary woman's name, Karen i am fairly sure, and her owner had limited her level but she had maxed-out, late game rare gear and was a total powerhouse

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 25 April 2014 00:01 (four years ago) Permalink

whatever the fighter class is. i got another midway thru with a more forgettable fantasyish name, also a female fighter.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 25 April 2014 00:02 (four years ago) Permalink

Dammit, Fract really _is_ like myst. I can't find the symbolic to detangle the tune I'm supposed to play to solve the final puzzle in one of the areas.

Stephen King's Threaderstarter (kingfish), Friday, 25 April 2014 02:11 (four years ago) Permalink

Final Fantasy - NES
Assassin's Creed IV - PC
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX - PC
Castlevania: Rond of Blood - T16
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - PSX
Metal Gear Solid - PSX
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance - PC
Metal Gear Solid 2 - PC

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 26 April 2014 03:58 (four years ago) Permalink

you livin' the life, Adam, respect

Nhex, Saturday, 26 April 2014 04:08 (four years ago) Permalink

finished saints row 4
tried diablo 3 again - meh so spammy
maybe back to metro 2033

bnw, Monday, 5 May 2014 18:25 (four years ago) Permalink

"Finished" Portal and Fez, loved both. Seems like there's still aftergame stuff for me to do, which is cool.

I'm a good way into the first God of War, and I can't be sure but I think I might kinda hate it. The brutal waves of super tough enemies are awesome, and some of the puzzles are pretty good, but creating Indiana Jones-esque deathtraps with a shitty camera and sketchy controls was the fucking worst idea ever. I've wasted so much of my playtime on failing to kill everything onscreen within a set time before falling to my death or being crushed or sliced up by shit that I can barely see in front of me that it's kinda become a chore for me to continue. I might just be hating the PS2-ness of it, though.

I've been surprisingly digging a lot of arcade-y stuff that I've gotten cheap from PSN recently. Super Stardust and Wipeout took me a little while to get used to but they're amazing once I'm in the zone. Just got Retro/Grade, which I haven't played much but which has an awesome conceit (basically a rhythm game disguised as a shooter that runs in reverse). The Space Invaders update also seems like good value.

This weekend, I hit 50% completion and the 100 hour mark near-simultaneously on Just Cause 2. Clearing a few areas in the game has become such a reliably perfect way to decompress at the end of the day.

Surprise, It's My Butt (Old Lunch), Monday, 5 May 2014 19:02 (four years ago) Permalink

kotor + bg2

Mordy, Monday, 5 May 2014 19:31 (four years ago) Permalink

getting myself psyched + ready for pillars of eternity i guess

Mordy, Monday, 5 May 2014 19:31 (four years ago) Permalink

xps I played GoW 1 for the first time... a year ago? Maybe two? Felt some of the same frustrations as you, but I'm still planning to truck on through to the others at some point. I can see how it all would've been far more impressive back in 2006, but some of those levels and dungeons are awfully designed.

What build you going for in KOTOR, Mordy?

Nhex, Monday, 5 May 2014 19:39 (four years ago) Permalink

i guess soldier guardian. tbh i'm kinda more interested in my bg2 half-elf cleric/ranger build (so OP apparently it's ppl's fave for soloing the game). (thought about playing a wild mage too.)

Mordy, Monday, 5 May 2014 19:40 (four years ago) Permalink

Streets of Rage 3
Bare Knuckle III

So BKIII is the Japanese version of SOR3 and it is WAY easier. This does not mean it is easy though, it only means it is possible to get through stage 1 without using a continue. American version of Streets of Rage 3 is one of the more difficult games I've ever played.

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 16:32 (four years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VWsJPJ19DA

That level with the bulldozer is all-time unfair.

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 16:36 (four years ago) Permalink

all that and he's beat by a girder

Nhex, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 19:30 (four years ago) Permalink

i love the energy meter for 'wall'.

festival culture (Jordan), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 20:00 (four years ago) Permalink

i guess i only played Streets of Rage 1 & 2.

festival culture (Jordan), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 20:01 (four years ago) Permalink

man why doesn't axel just jump over the damn walls

sor3 is weird. it seems like it admits to tactics then it doesn't really.

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 20:47 (four years ago) Permalink

I think after you get past the stage where you are fighting kangaroos and evil dominatrix clowns they just figured they could get away w that.

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 21:07 (four years ago) Permalink

Played 2-player Hyperstone Heist for the Genesis last night. Got to Super Shredder and then we died and we were out of continues! The music in that game is incredible. Orchestrated speed metal.

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 15 May 2014 17:21 (four years ago) Permalink

i'm still playing bg2.

Mordy, Thursday, 15 May 2014 18:08 (four years ago) Permalink

eu4 always with the eu4. genovese colonial empire.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 15 May 2014 18:21 (four years ago) Permalink

ciderpress, I love that one too! Have you ever seen the film (directed by Miike Takashi)? It’s based on this case and it’s as ridiculous as you’d expect but I love it. I also love the last case in this game (Rise from the Ashes) which is all about the cops being bent - shocking, I know - and is also really great especially considering it was a bonus case for when the game was ported to DS.

gyac, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 23:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i remember that, it ruled

Nhex, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 23:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I enjoyed the later games, you do get a lot of protagonists all with their own gimmick, but it all helps add variety. The last case in the latest game has you facing - Phoenix Wright!

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 3 January 2019 08:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i just started spiderman and i gotta tell you, hard on the heels of this latest movie it feels pretty joyless

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 3 January 2019 08:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xp is that spirit of justice? I have that downloaded but never progressed much with the first case despite all the sweet sweet Edgeworth banter.

I loved Apollo Justice! The cases (besides the first and last) are fairly whatever, but the ridiculous plot and characters and Phoenix being snide and popping up being unhelpful are great.

gyac, Thursday, 3 January 2019 09:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

was that the one with college student Phoenix Wright?

Nhex, Thursday, 3 January 2019 17:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the first case of 3, which I'm playing now, is the college student Phoenix one, unless there's another

ciderpress, Thursday, 3 January 2019 17:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yup that's the one. that heart shirt lol

Nhex, Thursday, 3 January 2019 17:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm still down to do c+p this yr btw but I won't open nominations til Jan (and leave em open for like a month per usual)

― teen heartthrob Pacey Winger (Will M.), Saturday, December 22, 2018 4:36 PM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Once the ILM stuff is all done and dusted for the year I will open the nominations for C&P 2018, stoked because for once i have played a grip of games from this year

teen heartthrob Pacey Winger (Will M.), Thursday, 3 January 2019 17:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

woo excited to award 100 points to Celeste

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Thursday, 3 January 2019 18:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

im prepared to put an atelier game into c&p for possibly the first and last time

ciderpress, Thursday, 3 January 2019 18:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I am currently playing The Return of the Obra Dinn, made by Lucas Pope who also made Papers Please. It's basically impossible to talk about this game without spoilers, but it's really good, definitely worth the praise that's been heaped on it in the last couple of weeks. It was released in October so it got lost in the flurry of holiday releases, but it's £15 on Steam at the moment. Also holy hipsterism, Batman, I'm actually playing a recent game for once.

the battering ram's rolling (snoball), Saturday, 5 January 2019 18:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

when is c+p noms starting

Mordy, Thursday, 10 January 2019 17:10 (one week ago) Permalink

we usually start in february i think?

ciderpress, Thursday, 10 January 2019 17:12 (one week ago) Permalink

after ILM tracks/albums wrap up!

suggest boban (Will M.), Thursday, 10 January 2019 17:12 (one week ago) Permalink

i still have like 5 indie games to finish and pass judgment on

ciderpress, Thursday, 10 January 2019 17:17 (one week ago) Permalink

quiet week in gaming

im playing tales of vesperia, it's alright

ciderpress, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 19:52 (one week ago) Permalink

asscreed odyssey. it was surprisingly fun at first but i'm already getting bored. not sure how much longer i can last.

Mordy, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 19:54 (one week ago) Permalink

the ubisoft curse

ciderpress, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 19:56 (one week ago) Permalink

Enjoyed watching Limmy play Return of Obra Dinn.

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 20:19 (one week ago) Permalink

Playing LIFE IS STRANGE, and wowsers, it's manipulative as hell but I am wrapped up in it all the same.

Oleeever St. John Yogurty (Leee), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 22:29 (one week ago) Permalink

Limmy's new subscriber gif is killin me haha

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 23:08 (one week ago) Permalink

these randomizer romhacks have gotten out of control, currently watching a 5-player multiworld ocarina of time one

ciderpress, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 23:42 (one week ago) Permalink

went to pub trivia and back and they're still going

ciderpress, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 04:01 (one week ago) Permalink

fucking dead cells.

DEAD CELLS.

WOW, it's so good! i knew it would be, so i rushed through the cowboy game so i could get to it. i'm not even very far (just made it to the concierge) but the thrill of getting more powerful is so good in dead cells. once you have good grenades and artillery and you invest a bit in cooldowns for them both, you have this side-arsenal that you can deploy ever handful of seconds, in all sorts of situations. very fun. there's probably a shield/parry heavy character that you could build, but i prefer to do ranged + some sort of whip or ice melee. so much fun, even though i'm sure many of us have played so many games sort of in this genre recently. there are a ton of them, but it's kind of a golden age of the genre too, so might as well enjoy them.

Karl Malone, Sunday, 20 January 2019 03:53 (three days ago) Permalink

i refuse to enjoy them

ciderpress, Sunday, 20 January 2019 04:22 (three days ago) Permalink

accidentally played crosscode for 6 hours today...its good

ciderpress, Sunday, 20 January 2019 04:25 (three days ago) Permalink

crosscode looks really good too, can't wait to try it

Karl Malone, Sunday, 20 January 2019 04:45 (three days ago) Permalink

looks very secret of mana-y

Karl Malone, Sunday, 20 January 2019 04:46 (three days ago) Permalink

feels closer to ys than mana to me, but with zelda puzzle heavy dungeons

ciderpress, Sunday, 20 January 2019 06:19 (three days ago) Permalink

the mmo framing seems rolleyes-y on paper but they execute it so well that it really makes it feel like its own thing more than a retro game

ciderpress, Sunday, 20 January 2019 06:25 (three days ago) Permalink

Is there a word for when you find yourself playing a game you know is not good, and shallow but it's kinda... there, enough, that you keep going? For me that game is Croixleur Sigma. It was an indie PC hack n' slash from a several years ago that got a port to consoles, the PS4/Switch version came to the US in the last year or two. It didn't expand THAT much from the original, there's like... 2 dungeons that you just keep grinding until you're good enough to beat them. I don't know why I've played it all weekend.

Nhex, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 01:29 (yesterday) Permalink

i am still doing all the daily tasks on Disney Crossy Road every morning despite there having been no updates for about a year and nothing to buy with all the coins / pixels / tickets i have been collecting.

koogs, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 10:04 (yesterday) Permalink

I know the shame...but with Bouncy Hoops instead

...and tbh with MPQ but it's best not to talk about that

L'assie (Euler), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 11:53 (yesterday) Permalink

Nhex, I'm getting that at the moment with Diablo 3. I've come to it late and maybe there's have been some rebalancing updates that have retroactively broken the campaign, but I'm playing it through on the highest difficulty it'll let me use and there's still absolutely zero challenge, I haven't even come close to dying, even once. But I'm still playing, I think just because it's so frictionless.

JimD, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 20:07 (yesterday) Permalink

My buddies got me into this iOS game called Golf Clash, which is easily the most right-wing game I've ever played. Half of the clans are called like Alabama Luvs Trump or some shit.

Fun though

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 20:14 (yesterday) Permalink

xpost
Yeh I gave up on Diablo 3 after about 10 hours, zero challenge or gameplay, just holding down attack and push forward with the occasional trip to the menu to upgrade equipment. Hollow and boring. Maybe I was playing it wrong? idgi.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 20:20 (yesterday) Permalink

No that’s the game I think.

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 21:06 (yesterday) Permalink

yeah that sounds about right.

Mordy, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 21:17 (yesterday) Permalink

about 3/4 thru Wind Waker as I never got round to it earlier, and god, it is stressing me out. I hate the punitive nature of a lot of Nintendo games. Oh you misjudged a landing? OK fall 8 floors to the bottom and START ALL OVER AGAIN THEN. Grrrr.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 21:22 (yesterday) Permalink

(I think I was spoiled by the save and return in that spot nature of BOTW)

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 21:23 (yesterday) Permalink

i dont even remember where wind waker gets vertical enough to do that

ciderpress, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 21:23 (yesterday) Permalink

The wind temple has this big silo you have to move up and down in with cyclones and the hookshot and I am effing sick of running out of magic and dropping to the ground floor!

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 22:10 (yesterday) Permalink

still playing through my pre-holiday backlog i posted way upthread

Timespinner is basically a castlevania pastiche circa Symphony/Aria but it's got the vibes and presentation down pat and it plays well. the story isn't really working for me though, feels like it's trying to tell a 20 hour RPG story in a 5 hour platformer via a lot of info-dump-y plaintext

CrossCode is impressing me more the more i play it, even if the pixel art makes it look like a backwards looking 90s thing in the screenshots, it's really not, it feels like its own unique & ambitious thing

ciderpress, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 22:22 (yesterday) Permalink

CrossCode is on my list of games where I will meditate on the possibility of a Switch port rather than spend money on a PC version I know in my heart I will not spend any time on

Norm’s Superego (silby), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 22:23 (yesterday) Permalink

i investigated that and am 99% sure there will not be a switch port of it because it's written in html5/javascript which nintendo does not allow

ciderpress, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 23:14 (yesterday) Permalink

or at least doesn't work natively on switch

ciderpress, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 23:20 (yesterday) Permalink

so you're saying there's a chance

Norm’s Superego (silby), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 23:28 (yesterday) Permalink

hit a bit of a rough stretch in CrossCode and starting to sour on it now heh. it starts to fall into this awkward gap between a puzzle game and an execution game that creates a lot of frustration when you figure out how to beat a room but need 10 tries to pull it off because the timers are too short or because they throw 3 enemies at you with the same puzzley weakness instead of 1 and it creates too much noise to execute cleanly. it's not like a Celeste where the satisfaction is in the execution, its more like playing a zelda game where every enemy in a dungeon doesn't take damage until you first bank an arrow off a wall or through a flaming torch or whatever, that sort of thing that's usually reserved for boss fights starts to show up in every enemy encounter. v similar to Trayce's wind waker frustrations in nature actually.

luckily there's an assist mode which lets you reduce a lot of that friction and it makes the game more fun imo if you turn down puzzle speed and enemy damage a bit.

ciderpress, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 03:38 (thirty-eight minutes ago) Permalink

the game does know how to lay out a good zelda style puzzle dungeon though, i just wish the encounters stuck with more traditional hack and slash and dodge fare than 'puzzles that can dodge your attempts at solving them and also kill you' whcih is what they're all turning into now 12 hours in.

ciderpress, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 03:41 (thirty-five minutes ago) Permalink


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