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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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six years ago) link

diablo 3 on pc! oh nooo

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

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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six years ago) link

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

emil.y, Thursday, 24 April 2014 15:32 (six 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.

emil.y, Thursday, 24 April 2014 15:32 (six years ago) link

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

am0n, Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:39 (six 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 (six years ago) link

im obsessed

socki (s1ocki), Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:41 (six years ago) link

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

anonanon, Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:45 (six 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 (six years ago) link

what IS advanced mode

socki (s1ocki), Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:51 (six years ago) link

i havent even begun boarding as a tactic yet

socki (s1ocki), Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:53 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six years ago) link


am0n, Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:14 (six 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 (six years ago) link

infinity wars + starbound

Mordy , Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:04 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

you livin' the life, Adam, respect

Nhex, Saturday, 26 April 2014 04:08 (six years ago) link

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

bnw, Monday, 5 May 2014 18:25 (six 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 (six years ago) link

kotor + bg2

Mordy, Monday, 5 May 2014 19:31 (six years ago) link

getting myself psyched + ready for pillars of eternity i guess

Mordy, Monday, 5 May 2014 19:31 (six years ago) link

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 (six 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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link


That level with the bulldozer is all-time unfair.

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

all that and he's beat by a girder

Nhex, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 19:30 (six years ago) link

i love the energy meter for 'wall'.

festival culture (Jordan), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 20:00 (six years ago) link

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

festival culture (Jordan), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 20:01 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six years ago) link

i'm still playing bg2.

Mordy, Thursday, 15 May 2014 18:08 (six years ago) link

eu4 always with the eu4. genovese colonial empire.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 15 May 2014 18:21 (six years ago) link

what are you playing them on?

Two Meter Peter (Ste), Tuesday, 1 September 2020 20:20 (three weeks ago) link

My phone

calstars, Tuesday, 1 September 2020 20:28 (three weeks ago) link


Nhex, Tuesday, 1 September 2020 21:11 (three weeks ago) link

you must have a large phone! my dumb thumb would cover up half of the screen on mine.

did they change the gameplay at all for the phone versions, or is it just a straight port?

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 1 September 2020 23:00 (three weeks ago) link

iPhone 11
Admittedly it would be impossible on a first gen SE but anything other than that should be manageable. Controls are on the far right / left, so not much of an issue.
Straight port except they added auto aim for the shooting which makes things a lot easier.

calstars, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 00:42 (three weeks ago) link

probably one of the better platforms to play it on tbf. ps2 is hard to get good visual on modern tvs. PC versions just suck with bugs on modern os platforms (admittedly can be patched if you quit your job and spend the rest of your life working on)

Two Meter Peter (Ste), Thursday, 3 September 2020 15:25 (three weeks ago) link

may i suggest a used PS3? i believe it's backwards compatible with ps1 and 2 out of the box (i know for sure that it is on a jailbroken one)

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Thursday, 3 September 2020 15:49 (three weeks ago) link

jailbreaking a spare PS4 seems like an idea

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 3 September 2020 15:54 (three weeks ago) link

PS4 wouldn't work for that, has to be 3

ciderpress, Thursday, 3 September 2020 16:09 (three weeks ago) link

Convenience is the thing for me, i can fire it up at random times during the day and take care of some in game bidness

calstars, Thursday, 3 September 2020 16:53 (three weeks ago) link

there are jailbroken ps4s, yes? is the deal that it won't boot without an internet connection?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 3 September 2020 16:56 (three weeks ago) link

oh is there a working ps2 emulator for ps4? i wouldn't think it'd be powerful enough to run one

ciderpress, Thursday, 3 September 2020 18:12 (three weeks ago) link

the game was ported to PS3 and PS4 digitally

Nhex, Thursday, 3 September 2020 18:16 (three weeks ago) link

though i don't know what the differences are; do the PC versions not work with modern systems?

Nhex, Thursday, 3 September 2020 18:17 (three weeks ago) link

I am enjoying my glass cannon Prismatic Bolt embermage in Torchlight 2. Although the random effects from Wand Chaos are so much fun I'm tempted to put a bunch of points in there.

lukas, Thursday, 3 September 2020 18:19 (three weeks ago) link

kinda want to play the new vanillaware game even though ive been shrugging off all the other new releases this year until later

ciderpress, Thursday, 3 September 2020 18:49 (three weeks ago) link

I beat both Control DLCs and am considering working on the time trial Expeditions

fwiw doing some of the side missions, specifically the janitorial tasks, is highly recommended. absolutely crazy weapon mods in the AWE expansion

irn-scamp (mh), Friday, 4 September 2020 13:30 (two weeks ago) link

I need to get to those DLCs. The Expeditions seemed impossibly hard to me, but maybe with it'll be easier with the rewards you get from the DLC

Nhex, Friday, 4 September 2020 13:36 (two weeks ago) link

looked at my xbox (for pc) game pass (they really need to not name this xbox it's very confusing) for the first time in a while after finishing a playthrough of state of decay 2 and realized a bunch of stuff i wanted to play or at least try was available. so i have a bunch of games to play now!

wasteland 3 - played about a half hour last night, seems like it could be interesting but hoo boy either my computer is finally unable to run current stuff and it defaulted to ugly settings, or it's just ugly
crusader kings iii - wanted to try it but didn't feel like buying a new game... then i saw it was on game pass! it's complicated and deep but the tutorial does a surprisingly good job of getting you on board. just wish it had some more filters and taught you a couple more things. largely great tho. i've heard ppl say "play it like the sims" and tbh that's kinda the vibe i am going for!
microsoft flight sim - i started installing this but it's a big one, and my computer will for sure chug w/ it, will report back though
spiritfarer - yet to boot this as well but looking fwd to it.
state of decay 2 - spent plenty of time with this now, riyl state of decay 1 i guess! i had fun w/ it but it is very much the same idea -- fairly repetitive and story-light but fun community-building mechanics and longer term survival stuff. story ending model kind of unsatisfying but what can ya do. it also has some more narrative dlc tho which i wanna go back and play!

what else have i been playing... since i have pretty much made this an everything post at this point why stop!

still playing two gacha games (final fantasy war of the visions, which has been EXTREMELY geneous gachawise to me personally; and fate grand order, which is dumb but im sucked in still) on my phone. i can never ethically recommend these games to anyone but if you are playing ffbe wotv please let me join your guild mine is bad

on steam...
endless space 2 - some friends picked this up so we are playing it online (and i am playing it single player a bit to try and remember how it works) and tbh it's better than i remember. really good game. the UI in this game is off the charts, best in class, all people making any kind of strategy game should be required to play this if they design UIs. the game is also good and every faction is so weird and different it's really like 10 different games with one common goal.
use your words - kinda like jackbox, only one game but great fun (and if you like me have played every jackbox to death it's nice to mix it up once in a while).
jackbox 6 - because yeah it's good

can't remember if i am playing anything on ps4 right now... i know i just got a grip of games on sale. played a bit of battlefield 1 cos my friend wanted to play it online, might go back. i played some fall guys then i watched ppl online get good at it and figured "yeah i probably don't need to play this anymore." i picked up some game called the caligula effect because it looked like persona lol. i have heard the battle system is good but the rest is not so much. depending on how long it's been since i posted in this thread i also played the hell out of hitman 2 and a bunch of COD for the first time since... COD 4 for xbox?

that's probably everything hey everyone long time no post
i also installed FFVII (not the remake, not sure i'll ever play it again just thought it was cool that it's there and i have a new hard drive so space no longer at a premium), play golf with friends (minigolf game made by team17 so i thought it'd be cool. played it a bit. it's fine, but im not clamoring to play it again),

TRANCED INTO RADIOACTIVE PUREE (Will M.), Friday, 4 September 2020 16:25 (two weeks ago) link

currently eyeing this thps 1&2 remake

ciderpress, Friday, 4 September 2020 16:33 (two weeks ago) link

installed it last night and played a couple levels. feels exactly how i remember the PS1 games feeling, except with manuals and reverts added. also the soundtrack doesn't restart a song or skip to a new one if you restart a run which is a nice touch that i don't remember from the OG.

i don't know what it would feel like to play w/out the super strong nostalgia factor. probably pretty good.

looking forward to playing more.

adam, Friday, 4 September 2020 16:50 (two weeks ago) link

crusader kings iii - wanted to try it but didn't feel like buying a new game... then i saw it was on game pass! it's complicated and deep but the tutorial does a surprisingly good job of getting you on board. just wish it had some more filters and taught you a couple more things. largely great tho. i've heard ppl say "play it like the sims" and tbh that's kinda the vibe i am going for!

also been playing this! predictably, it's great, but yeah it's a fucking complicated game, sometimes needlessly so. it lets you do so many things, but it also gives you the freedom to do something completely pointless or damaging to yourself. for instance, i wanted to replace the crappy bishop on my council, but unlike the rest of my council, i can't change them out because i guess the catholic church wants to do it instead. so i spent like 2 years cooking up a plot to kill him instead. finally, i got him to drink the poison, and no one found me out. but before i could replace him on the council with my preferred learning/religious guy (a skill level of 23!), somehow this new church-endorsed dude shows up at the door and is like "HI I'M ON YOUR COUNCIL NOW!". the game was paused! no time had passed since the murder! how did the catholic church act on this so quickly in the year 1074?? anyway, lol crusader kings, it's great. they should change the name though, it's embarrassing

spiritfarer - yet to boot this as well but looking fwd to it.
i found this to feel unfinished, somehow. i'm only about an hour and a half in, i'm sure a bunch more stuff will open up. but i feel like i've already been through several cycles of the core mechanic - going to a new area, finding someone/something to add to your boat, going to the next area - and there isn't much pleasure there. i need to revisit

Karl Malone, Friday, 4 September 2020 16:53 (two weeks ago) link

currently eyeing this thps 1&2 remake

same. i guess there's no cross-platform multiplayer, though. that sucks

Karl Malone, Friday, 4 September 2020 16:53 (two weeks ago) link

oh yeah i definitely have strong nostalgia for the first 3 games xp

ciderpress, Friday, 4 September 2020 17:03 (two weeks ago) link

i wonder how the online multiplayer will be - guessing barebones score runs

might get it, but i'll probably be occupied with Avengers for a while, so it's tempting to wait for the inevitable sale

Nhex, Friday, 4 September 2020 18:50 (two weeks ago) link

yeah i don't know about the last line here, and i'm downloading the new one now, but most of this part from the polygon review seems right

The first two Tony Hawk games were created before the series had story modes or sections in which your character got off the board. Even now, the levels explode with an aggressive ferocity filtered through elegant, versatile design that rewards players who go straight for each objective, while also holding surprises for fans trying to think outside the box.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 are the sorts of games you just couldn’t make anymore. The concept doesn’t really support ongoing content, as Activision found out by watering down what made the game special with sequel after sequel, year after year. That’s why the franchise was always doomed; it wasn’t an idea that did well as different teams bolted on more and more gimmicks and oddities.

But that only makes this remaster feel more miraculous — an act of driving through your old neighborhood to see what’s changed, back when a few skate parks and some inventive inside jokes were enough to support a full-priced release. No one would fund such a modest endeavor anymore; there’s no good way to add a season pass to Pro Skater, or fund continual development through selling skins. It always worked better as timed runs through limited environments, not as an open-world game with various missions to find and complete.

The series, when done well, is almost the opposite of a living game, which is a pretty punk-rock thing to be in 2020.

Karl Malone, Friday, 4 September 2020 18:57 (two weeks ago) link

i still think those first 3 thps games are closer cousins of mario 64 than any of the other 3d platformers that gen. acrobatic traversal, exploration, collectibles, that's the whole formula. everything else was missing the first part and tried to make up for it with fart jokes

ciderpress, Friday, 4 September 2020 20:59 (two weeks ago) link

No one would fund such a modest endeavor anymore

isn't it more like, it could be done as an upper-tier indie game but as such it would never occupy the central cultural place the original did

lukas, Friday, 4 September 2020 21:34 (two weeks ago) link

hmm looks like the time manipulation cheese strat that got me through the last half of Trails of Cold Steel's boss battles unscathed isn't going to work on (what I'm assuming is) the last boss

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Friday, 4 September 2020 23:25 (two weeks ago) link

Kids are playing ABZU on PlayStation now or plus or whatver, a cool adventure underwater with a nice color palette

calstars, Saturday, 5 September 2020 22:45 (two weeks ago) link

i got the outer worlds on the switch and i'm having a fun nostalgic time playing it, but man it looks shitty. presumably it looks better on ps4/etc but on the switch the character design hasn't improved over the ps3 fallout games and the backgrounds are often blurry and hard to see anything in front of. i think it actually looks worse when it's docked than in handheld mode

na (NA), Sunday, 6 September 2020 23:55 (two weeks ago) link

last i checked, tim's production company produces quite a few shows for adult swim, so i'd imagine his low-budget passion project isn't going to get the axe any time soon

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Monday, 7 September 2020 02:47 (two weeks ago) link

wrong thread :X

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Monday, 7 September 2020 02:48 (two weeks ago) link

hades might be game of year? just got out of early access, supergiant (pyre, etc)

if you don't like roguelite action adventure (think dead cells) genre, i guess stay away, but it kind of seems like the endpoint/perfection of the idea (note: i thought the same about dead cells, but this is a little better)

Karl Malone, Friday, 18 September 2020 06:28 (six days ago) link

still annoyed that they refuse to put pyre on switch despite it being the best fit for handheld of their games

ciderpress, Friday, 18 September 2020 11:08 (six days ago) link

i'm only about 4 hours in, though, and probably still in the overgushing first wave of fandom.

the standard Supergiant polish makes a big difference. everything just looks and feels super good, similar to Pyre in that way. and the story, and frequent interactions with the greek olympians and inhabitants of hades, are well done. it feels cool to be on a journey to escape hell, with the olympians watching and trying to help. and, knowing a little bit about greek gods, i assume that as i get closer to the end, maybe some of those olympians will start doing dastardly things to me as well.

it also feels like i've barely scratched the surface. i was reading a First Impressions kind of thing and they mentioned that even 60 hours into the game, key things were unlocking

Karl Malone, Friday, 18 September 2020 14:39 (six days ago) link

I am playing Chef Wars ON IPAD & loving it, because I love RPGs and I love food

Joey Corona (Euler), Friday, 18 September 2020 15:12 (six days ago) link

microsoft bought bethesda. dunno where to put this since i couldn't find a current xbox or bethesda thread but seems like Big Gaming News

ciderpress, Monday, 21 September 2020 13:26 (three days ago) link

hades is very good!! between that and spelunky it's a good time for being borne ceaselessly back to hub worlds

spelunky has an added wrinkle as my very small daughter really likes the ghost and asks me to break the urn and free said ghost in every level.

adam, Monday, 21 September 2020 14:00 (three days ago) link

if anyone wants to talk about hades with me (including stuff about builds that you like, etc) i made this thread:

Hades (from Supergiant, maker of Pyre, Bastion, Transistor)

Karl Malone, Monday, 21 September 2020 18:19 (three days ago) link

I'm kind of looking for something that I can easily dip into and have mindless fun with -- preferably console (Switch/PS4) and single-player?

Pleeenk Floyd (Leee), Monday, 21 September 2020 21:00 (three days ago) link

i hear Hades (from Supergiant, maker of Pyre, Bastion, Transistor) is good

ciderpress, Monday, 21 September 2020 21:22 (three days ago) link

Hah forgot to add: I don't want anything where I am at risk of breaking a controller in a fit of GIT GUD rage.

Pleeenk Floyd (Leee), Monday, 21 September 2020 21:24 (three days ago) link

how bout the tony hawk 1&2 remake

ciderpress, Monday, 21 September 2020 21:29 (three days ago) link

i downloaded yesterday but not played it. can't wait.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 21 September 2020 21:32 (three days ago) link

prepare 4 mallpunk

ciderpress, Monday, 21 September 2020 21:34 (three days ago) link

yeah tony hawk sounds the right choice there

adam, Monday, 21 September 2020 22:05 (three days ago) link

Mindless fun = Fall Guys

nate woolls, Monday, 21 September 2020 22:24 (three days ago) link

Sorry, just scrolled upthread, pls ignore me

nate woolls, Monday, 21 September 2020 22:28 (three days ago) link

Anyone playing Avengers on PS4? Looking for weekend co-op partners.

Nhex, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 18:15 (two days ago) link

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