you know the drill. post what you are currently playing. add whatever else you goddamn please ;-)
― bnw, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 16:43 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
MPQ and GTA5, exclusively, for ages now. Very very reluctant to start a new game atm
― polyphonic, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 18:54 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
diablo 3 on pc! oh nooo
― have a nice blood/orange bitters cocktail (mh), Wednesday, 9 April 2014 19:42 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
GTA5 in the evenings, still searching for those hidden itemsOr 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 oftenRayman, not even installed this yetRed Dead Redemption (still not bothered to attempt the final mission)Fallout3, embarrassingly never finished this eitherFuel, 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% statusMinecraft/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 (eight years ago) link
(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 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
Oh, FRACT sounds great, might have to grab that.
― emil.y, Thursday, 24 April 2014 15:32 (eight years ago) link
The only thing I'm playing at the moment is Letter Quest on my ipod. It's quite good but nothing mindblowing.
portal 2 (3rd time), ni no kuni, assassins creed 4, dork souls
― am0n, Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:39 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
― socki (s1ocki), Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:41 (eight years ago) link
so many ships still to unlock and haven't even touched advanced mode...
― anonanon, Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:45 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
what IS advanced mode
― socki (s1ocki), Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:51 (eight years ago) link
i havent even begun boarding as a tactic yet
― socki (s1ocki), Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:53 (eight years ago) link
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.
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 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
― am0n, Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:14 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
infinity wars + starbound
― Mordy , Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:04 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
Final Fantasy - NESAssassin's Creed IV - PCPac-Man Championship Edition DX - PCCastlevania: Rond of Blood - T16Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - PSXMetal Gear Solid - PSXMetal Gear Rising Revengeance - PCMetal Gear Solid 2 - PC
― ▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 26 April 2014 03:58 (eight years ago) link
you livin' the life, Adam, respect
― Nhex, Saturday, 26 April 2014 04:08 (eight years ago) link
finished saints row 4tried diablo 3 again - meh so spammymaybe back to metro 2033
― bnw, Monday, 5 May 2014 18:25 (eight years ago) link
"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 (eight years ago) link
kotor + bg2
― Mordy, Monday, 5 May 2014 19:31 (eight years ago) link
getting myself psyched + ready for pillars of eternity i guess
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 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
Streets of Rage 3Bare 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$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 16:32 (eight years ago) link
That level with the bulldozer is all-time unfair.
― ▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 16:36 (eight years ago) link
all that and he's beat by a girder
― Nhex, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 19:30 (eight years ago) link
i love the energy meter for 'wall'.
― festival culture (Jordan), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 20:00 (eight years ago) link
i guess i only played Streets of Rage 1 & 2.
― festival culture (Jordan), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 20:01 (eight years ago) link
man why doesn't axel just jump over the damn walls
sor3 is weird. it seems like it admits to tactics then it doesn't really.
― ♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 20:47 (eight years ago) link
I think after you get past the stage where you are fighting kangaroos and evil dominatrix clowns they just figured they could get away w that.
― ▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 21:07 (eight years ago) link
Played 2-player Hyperstone Heist for the Genesis last night. Got to Super Shredder and then we died and we were out of continues! The music in that game is incredible. Orchestrated speed metal.
― ▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 15 May 2014 17:21 (eight years ago) link
i'm still playing bg2.
― Mordy, Thursday, 15 May 2014 18:08 (eight years ago) link
eu4 always with the eu4. genovese colonial empire.
― Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 15 May 2014 18:21 (eight years ago) link
I played Hypnospace for a bit but it didn't feel like there was that much "game" to it, at least early on? Maybe that changes.
― Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Thursday, 24 March 2022 21:49 (one month ago) link
It’s not much of a game, more of a puzzle and story. The layers of parody are so well done it’s very entertaining on that front more so than anything else.
― Evan, Friday, 25 March 2022 00:24 (one month ago) link
i consider that a game
― ciderpress, Friday, 25 March 2022 00:29 (one month ago) link
I’m happy with it but I got the gist of the question
― Evan, Friday, 25 March 2022 00:30 (one month ago) link
There should be a game called Hypnotoad Outlaw.
― Ace of Base Are Belong To Us (Leee), Friday, 25 March 2022 04:09 (one month ago) link
The music is incredible I might add.
― Evan, Friday, 25 March 2022 14:35 (one month ago) link
― ciderpress, Friday, 25 March 2022 15:30 (one month ago) link
the fake nu-metal song actually slaps
― ciderpress, Friday, 25 March 2022 15:31 (one month ago) link
I legitimately like a couple of the goofy Chowder Man songs, and the Dirthaze stuff is right up my alley.
― Evan, Friday, 25 March 2022 15:32 (one month ago) link
ready to shave
― ciderpress, Friday, 25 March 2022 15:40 (one month ago) link
yup and Christmas Pain... pretty great!
― Evan, Friday, 25 March 2022 16:01 (one month ago) link
just bought it and played it for a few hours. good stuff!
― adam t. (abanana), Friday, 25 March 2022 20:08 (one month ago) link
― Evan, Friday, 25 March 2022 20:15 (one month ago) link
i just started The Misadventures of Tron Bonne for PS1 and it’s really fun
― Stevie D(eux), Sunday, 27 March 2022 00:08 (one month ago) link
Thanks for the Hypnospace reminder, I wanted to buy that and forgot about it, because there are too many games to remember
It's six quid on Nintendo Switch right now, so that's a done deal
My one reservation is - the last time I tried a retro experimental game with a cool visual aesthetic, Return of the Obra Dinn - I was like, "this has a cool visual aesthetic!" but kinda lost interest in the actual gameplay
I also started playing 10,000,000 for a third time. I think it might the best mobile game ever made
― Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 28 March 2022 10:43 (one month ago) link
I assume you've played You Must Build a Boat by the same guys.
― adam t. (abanana), Monday, 28 March 2022 11:16 (one month ago) link
Yes! But I preferred 10,000,000. Not sure the added complexity of YMBAB added anything to the gameplay
― Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 28 March 2022 11:31 (one month ago) link
Anyone playing Tunic? It rules
― reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 29 March 2022 16:51 (one month ago) link
yes I've been enjoying it, figuring out stuff from the manual is great. boss battles are haaaaaard tho.
― ( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 29 March 2022 16:54 (one month ago) link
want to play that but i'm waiting until a month where i have more free time to do my $1 gamepass trial
― ciderpress, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 17:24 (one month ago) link
Tunic is definitely something that's up my alley but I don't have anything that plays it ATM!
― Ace of Base Are Belong To Us (Leee), Tuesday, 29 March 2022 17:30 (one month ago) link
currently plodding my way through Pokemon Legends Arceus and Atelier Ryza, both good games that are probably too similar in gameplay loop and appeal to have doubled up on
― ciderpress, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 17:42 (one month ago) link
awesome. keep meaning to play through the 3d megaman games
― diamonddave85 (diamonddave85), Sunday, 3 April 2022 17:52 (one month ago) link
new game in the hypnospace outlaw universe coming:
Dreamsettler is an internet & private eye sim set on an alternate history sleeptime service in 2003. You'll be able to tinker with an incredibly feature rich faux-OS, build your own page, and have an impact on the lives of those you meet. Wishlist here: https://t.co/fiYAFZcvnR pic.twitter.com/tuiLaS6mxZ— Jay Tholen (@jaytholen) April 5, 2022
― ciderpress, Tuesday, 5 April 2022 17:26 (one month ago) link
I beat Hypnospace a few days ago. Didn't see that ending coming.
― adam t. (abanana), Wednesday, 6 April 2022 00:51 (one month ago) link
Fucking hate Tunic
― hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Friday, 8 April 2022 21:14 (one month ago) link
I just started Shenmue and it’s AMAZING, I’m like 10 hours in and I can’t get enough
― Stevie D(eux), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 12:00 (three weeks ago) link
So many Sega games I wish I could play!
― a legible shriek (flamboyant goon tie included), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 12:04 (three weeks ago) link
shenmue is so good.
i wonder what dreamcast emulation is like these days.
― adam, Tuesday, 26 April 2022 12:13 (three weeks ago) link
I used my $1 month of PC Gamepass. I played through Genesis Noir, 12 Minutes, and Norco. Genesis Noir is an abstract animated film that is minimally interactive. 12 Minutes is a time loop story that starts off OK but takes some ridiculous and not-thought-out turns.
Norco was my favorite, even if it was a little too wordy for my taste. (I gave up on Kentucky Rte. 0 because of its wordiness.) It takes the style of an early 90s point & click adventure, but it doesn't have many puzzles. Instead it's mostly world building, based on cyberpunk from its stylistic era. It also has the best "recap" method I've ever seen in a game: there is a menu that is a "mind map", with an icon for every significant object or character, where clicking on one brings up a dialogue tree of known details about that object; and as you recall the details, lines form between the icons to show the links you've made between them. Icons get highlighted when you get new information about them, which encourages you to go over the details multiple times, making sure you remember what's going on in the somewhat-convoluted story.
― adam t. (abanana), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 16:08 (three weeks ago) link
Shenmue has such a specific vibe. Game mechanics that on some level can be seen as objectively broken (actual time meaning you sometimes have to wander around for hours waiting for it to be evening, with little in the way of sidequests to keep you entertained) actually really add to the mood.
― Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 09:37 (three weeks ago) link
I played Shenmue very briefly, think it was on original Xbox, some time ago. I never really got into it for whatever reasons but it did seem quite special - might have another look. Was Shenmue II any better?
I am still playing a lot of VR trucking, and am parallel playing San Andreas on both PS2 and Definitive Editions and really enjoying both. DE is less fun for some reason, controls seem worse and some annoying glitches like see through textures are everywhere.
― Ste, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 11:11 (three weeks ago) link
I like Shenmue II a lot but I played it first so ymmv.
― Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 28 April 2022 09:49 (three weeks ago) link
― Stevie D(eux), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 23:54 (one week ago) link
wish I had more to repeat but tbh I just can’t stop playing Shenmue and every moment feels so special
Tile Cities, a small cheap little tile placing game.
― Ste, Thursday, 12 May 2022 07:50 (one week ago) link
I can get Shenmue I and II on Steam, cool.
There's a III ??
Yes, kickstartered and by all accounts terrible.
― Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 12 May 2022 08:50 (one week ago) link
Really love the latest Kirby game, has that attention to detail and non-hardcore puzzle aspect that I've come to love from Nintendo. Who knew a post-apocalyptic theme park setting was what that series needed!
― Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 12 May 2022 08:51 (one week ago) link
Yeah my youngest is playing it at the moment and we've been doing some chunks co-op, gameplay's lovely but it's such a weird atmosphere, feels more than anything like a crossover between Kirby and The Last of Us.
― JimD, Thursday, 12 May 2022 12:24 (one week ago) link
xp I have heard accounts that Shenmue III is great! Like, when viewed along side the clunky Dreamcast aesthetic of I and II. Maybe it's considered terrible compared to other new games.
Multiple ppl over the last year have told me that Kirby's Air Ride is like their fav game of all time, I really need to get around to that.
― Stevie D(eux), Thursday, 12 May 2022 13:10 (one week ago) link
hmmm i dunno man
― Nhex, Thursday, 12 May 2022 13:22 (one week ago) link
air ride??? weird
― ciderpress, Thursday, 12 May 2022 14:08 (one week ago) link
maybe i was too old when it came out but that screams "childhood nostalgia verdict" to me
― Nhex, Thursday, 12 May 2022 14:49 (one week ago) link
Had a dive into Assetto Corsa at the weekend. It looks incredible in VR, usually the FOV feels odd in some of these driving games for me but this seemed fine.
Not raced in a long time with realistic driving set up, which was evident from one spin out after another. It was fun though.
But damn the UI on this thing gives me a headache.
― Ste, Monday, 16 May 2022 15:12 (six days ago) link
user flamboyant goon tie included said that WarioWare for GBA was amazing so I played through that this past weekend and it was really, really fun!!!
― Stevie D(eux), Monday, 16 May 2022 18:27 (six days ago) link
Oh I'm so glad!
I love that game. The sequels are not nearly as good for some reason. I think the GBA sequel was a "pass", the DS sequel was a "not bad" and every one after that (incl. the recently released Switch sequel) was a "hard pass"
― a legible shriek (flamboyant goon tie included), Monday, 16 May 2022 19:22 (six days ago) link
what?? the wii one was the greatest party game, had so much fun playing that
― Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 17 May 2022 09:34 (five days ago) link
yeah teh gba one obviously has to be a good single player game because thats all the gba is whereas the later ones are designed increasingly more as multiplayer games
― ciderpress, Tuesday, 17 May 2022 13:58 (five days ago) link
that team also made rhythm heaven which is great