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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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five years ago) link

diablo 3 on pc! oh nooo

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

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

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

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

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

im obsessed

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

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

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

what IS advanced mode

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

i havent even begun boarding as a tactic yet

socki (s1ocki), Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:53 (five 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.

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 (five 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 (five 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 (five years ago) link

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

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

infinity wars + starbound

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

you livin' the life, Adam, respect

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

kotor + bg2

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

getting myself psyched + ready for pillars of eternity i guess

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

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 (five years ago) link

all that and he's beat by a girder

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

i love the energy meter for 'wall'.

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

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

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

i'm still playing bg2.

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

eu4 always with the eu4. genovese colonial empire.

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

Baba

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Monday, 1 July 2019 16:50 (two months ago) link

sensational post, Young

goole, Monday, 1 July 2019 19:25 (two months ago) link

Just picked up FTL in the Steam summer sale, and spent about 90 minutes dying a lot but can tell this is an instant addiction.

GRETA GABBO (Leee), Monday, 1 July 2019 19:31 (two months ago) link

Untitled Goose Game will have to exceed my expectations to knock Baba Is You out of my Game of the Year slot

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 04:34 (two months ago) link

Adapting to Total War: Rome II (75% off Steam sale). Visually gorgeous compared to Rome I, but the economy, city and agent management is less intuitive. I'd avoided this on release in 2013 (?) due to all the kvetching about AI glitches. The Emperor Edn reportedly fixes most, but battle AI still doesn't take much initiative, and one can routinely roll up enemy lines while at a numerical disadvantage.

despondently sipping tomato soup (Sanpaku), Sunday, 7 July 2019 19:44 (two months ago) link

Been dipping my toe in career mode in NBA 2K9. The story is actually quite good (!), except for one issue: the character you embody is like the worst guy who ever lived? So far there have been characters played by Michael Rappaport, Anthony Mackie, and Rob Huebel.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 18:37 (two months ago) link

seriously! it's like why exactly did i make this asshole have my face? i am embarrassed now

second problem: holy fuck hire an editor. some of those conversations are so long without adding anything

I'm a board man. Board man gets paid (Will M.), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 19:45 (two months ago) link

i always wonder why video game companies don't hire a SINGLE person who knows ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT WRITING. even just an undergrad who has taken an honors class in creative writing. anything. any person with any expertise about writing at all would be an improvement

i was once Z S, but now i am larry buttz (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 19:48 (two months ago) link

I post a lot to the internet hire me!

Garbo Pond (Leee), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 20:19 (two months ago) link

i don't know exactly how this works, but...you're hired!!

i was once Z S, but now i am larry buttz (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 20:25 (two months ago) link

We're going to need you to work nonstop until crunch is over ... welcome aboard!

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 20:27 (two months ago) link

bad news guys, project is canceled

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 20:31 (two months ago) link

i would not look to an annual sports cash-in franchise to find good examples of writing in games

ciderpress, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 20:34 (two months ago) link

sure, but why can't those stories be good? why can't they just pay some undergrad creative writing major $8000 to come up with about 10,000 words of text to cover 10 major scenes:

- a hotshot young talent is about to participate in a prominent amateur tournament that college scouts pay attention to
- the hotshot is deciding whether or not to go to college or go pro
- the hotshot has started the year on the bench but he's about to get his big chance
- hotshot needs to do well in a big game/tournament
- hotshot is deciding whether or not to stay another year in college or go pro
- hotshot is about to make pro debut
- hotshot goes to the all-star game
- hotshot decides whether or not to accept a sponsorship deal
- hotshot struggles with whether or not to confront coach about a problem
- hotshot retires

- hotshot is deciding whether or not to stay another year in college or go pro

*phone rings*
- "hotshot, it's me, your agent! you played well this year! some pro teams are really interested in drafting you! but if you play another year in college, you stand a good chance of improving your draft position and making megabucks as a bonus! what do you think, hotshot?!"

^^ imo this is standard-quality videogame dialogue. but what if we flesh that shit out?

*phone rings*

- "hotshot, i'm up to my knees in water here, i'll never play canasta with you again you lousy - oh, sorry, wrong hotshot. but i have news for you too! word on the street is that several pro teams want to draft you! wow, we're gonna be rich! but first you have to make a decision: go pro or stay on for another year of college? if you go pro, you'll really disappoint all your college teammates and they'll probably never talk to you again. and those teammates are the only people you've ever really *connected* with, you know?! are you going to let down your friends like that? it's time to find out who you are, hotshot. who ARE you, hotshot? why don't you play a high-tension scenario in the upcoming game and see if you can nail a three-pointer and find out!!"

etc

i was once Z S, but now i am larry buttz (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 21:21 (two months ago) link

lol they hire people who know about writing................... ... ... .... ....

I'm a board man. Board man gets paid (Will M.), Friday, 12 July 2019 03:26 (two months ago) link

Has anyone played Outer Wilds? It's getting pretty high praise but is first person which is, for me, typically off limits (though I managed Obra Dinn well enough).

The Worf of Wall Street (Leee), Sunday, 14 July 2019 17:27 (two months ago) link

not yet but it seems to be the indie darling of the year, its on my list

ciderpress, Sunday, 14 July 2019 17:48 (two months ago) link

Oh man I dug my PSVR out of the box it’s been in all year and started playing Astrobot Rescue Mission. It’s the best thing I’ve played in the last 3 or 4 years, it honestly feels like this is to VR what Mario 64 was to 3D. Every level is blowing me away, it’s just crammed full of new ideas I’ve never seen anywhere else before while also being super polished, charming as heck and even laugh out loud funny on a regular basis. Can’t recommend it enough.

JimD, Sunday, 14 July 2019 18:31 (two months ago) link

anyone played Observation?

Crash Team Racing?

Young's GTS revue has beguiled me and reminds me of my first impressions of GT1. this kind of luxe John-Woo-jazz-club vibe

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 14 July 2019 19:42 (two months ago) link

i've only been playing Judgment this month. going camping next week so no gaming for a bit and then fire emblem after that probably

ciderpress, Sunday, 14 July 2019 19:48 (two months ago) link

Planning on getting Wargroove for PS4 -- has anyone played it on other platforms?

Coelacanth Green (Leee), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 20:17 (one month ago) link

have made it most of the way through the campaign on Switch, it's fun! Note that the PS4 version's online multiplayer will not be cross-platform. Xbox, Switch and PC can all play against each other.

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 20:55 (one month ago) link

Yeah, I saw that the PS4 won't support cross-play (again), but I rarely ever do PVP anyway.

Coelacanth Green (Leee), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 21:12 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

has anyone played Control? I'm tempted, but it's from the makers of Alan Wake. I played several hours of Alan Wake and kinda lost interested - seems well done, but just not for me. If I didn't like Alan Wake should I bother with Control?

i am also larry mullen jr (Karl Malone), Sunday, 1 September 2019 23:32 (two weeks ago) link

i don't know but i am enjoying it so far. it's both extremely straightforward and pretty fuckin weird.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 1 September 2019 23:37 (two weeks ago) link

control is superb. the weirdness! the Kubrickian interiors! the throwing photocopiers across rooms at people!

2 Markov Chainz (haitch), Monday, 2 September 2019 00:33 (two weeks ago) link

sold

Nhex, Monday, 2 September 2019 02:16 (two weeks ago) link

the weirdness! the Kubrickian interiors! the throwing photocopiers across rooms at people!

I already have this job

El Tomboto, Monday, 2 September 2019 02:41 (two weeks ago) link

lol

i think i will check it out!

i am also larry mullen jr (Karl Malone), Monday, 2 September 2019 02:43 (two weeks ago) link

i was waiting to hear what you guys thought about it; i think i will buy in next week

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 2 September 2019 03:04 (two weeks ago) link

its on sale on amazon already, tempting

ciderpress, Monday, 2 September 2019 13:36 (two weeks ago) link

oh nvm i guess it sold out at the lower price

this seems to be the new business strategy, selling new releases for $10-20 off the standard price and just always being sold out. i dont really know how or why its a thing but both amazon and walmart have been doing it all summer for new games

ciderpress, Monday, 2 September 2019 13:39 (two weeks ago) link

Control is a fun game and my new gpu makes the shiny surfaces extra shiny.

closed beta (NotEnough), Monday, 2 September 2019 16:18 (two weeks ago) link

http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2019/08/control_to_get_a_photo_mode_map_fix_and_general_improvements_in_future_patches

Apparently it's got some performance issues. No idea how it'll run on my PS4 Slim.

Melon Musk (Leee), Monday, 2 September 2019 16:21 (two weeks ago) link

I have been playing NBA 2k19, enough to have gotten my career player (a Saudi shooting guard) to 90.

L'assie (Euler), Monday, 2 September 2019 16:28 (two weeks ago) link

90 years old and still in the league?

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Monday, 2 September 2019 16:30 (two weeks ago) link

lol

nah he's rated 90, out of 100. played a full season and a half but I'm running out of interest now that he's actually good. it was one of the better rpgs I've played though! I wish the story line had continued after the prologue though; I want to rub my finals MVP in the faces of Marcus Young and Corey Harris. and I want Kareem & Shaq to keep showing up at my apartment, and for AD to keep making gumbo for me.

L'assie (Euler), Monday, 2 September 2019 16:44 (two weeks ago) link

played Goosebumps: the Game and Donut County on PS4, both short games. I like how Goosebumps includes a very useful smart phone, but the game's puzzles are designed without it in mind. and coincidentally DC is all about using an app.

playing antimatter dimensions on my phone. I never got past the linear initial portion when I played it on PC a few years ago. turns out it's one of the best idle games.

adam the (abanana), Monday, 2 September 2019 20:04 (two weeks ago) link

I took the plunge on GRIS (playing on PC with a keyboard, go me) and it's astonishingly pretty with nice controls, but the gameplay is pretty shallow. Probably best to sip it slowly than trying to chug it at once.

Melon Musk (Leee), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 04:56 (two weeks ago) link

Dicey Dungeons Is good. Not as good as Slay the Spire, which seems to be the model.

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 06:03 (two weeks ago) link

I haven't seen many people talking about Horizon Chase Turbo but it's a fun 80s arcade racer throwback that was free on PS Plus a few months ago. No idea about its longevity but I had a blast with it during my first session.

adam the (abanana), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 18:20 (two weeks ago) link

This Control gameplay is on a base PS4, and people are complaining vociferously about the frame rate drops, but I don't see anything that egregious?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvG0CVa4IvE

Melon Musk (Leee), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 21:19 (two weeks ago) link

oof. that doesn't look good - every time an explosion goes off with the sparks the action jutters, very bad for this sorta game.
i'm still curious, but good to know how bad it will be on a stock ps4

Nhex, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 21:27 (two weeks ago) link

as low as 10fps if i remember the digitalfoundry article correctly - supposed to be a lot better on the pro and the xbox one x

don’t bore us, get to the aeon of horus (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 21:28 (two weeks ago) link

oh shit, that's not even a base ps4, that's a pro. yikes. still, it looks like the kind of stuff they could fix in patches.

Nhex, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 21:28 (two weeks ago) link

like by turning down the fx / shader quality or something, just to stop those hitches from being so noticible

Nhex, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 21:28 (two weeks ago) link

I guess I don't notice anything awful because I'm still mentally stuck in the Goldeneye 64 era.

Melon Musk (Leee), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 21:38 (two weeks ago) link

wait, that IS the pro? ouch

don’t bore us, get to the aeon of horus (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 21:39 (two weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

some chuggy points on the xbox one version when you're really tearing up a room with heaps of desks or whatever, I thought it was fine for the most part. I've done everything, tremendous game all up, the last couple of missions in the main storyline I did find to be tough but I ended up working out a strategy around one of the weapons I'd not used much to that point.

could stroll around and throw things at other things forever though, god what a satisfying mechanic.

2 Markov Chainz (haitch), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 06:09 (three days ago) link

Looking for something else in my son's bedroom - which is slowly turning into my study the more time he spends away - I found his old PSP with Symphony of the Night. I have played it as far as the bad ending a long time ago, but had forgotten that is such a spectacularly well-crafted game.

thomasintrouble, Thursday, 19 September 2019 09:27 (two days ago) link


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