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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.


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


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


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

That tactic might be difficult on the time snail thing.

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Wednesday, 1 January 2020 08:56 (three weeks ago) link

ape out on the steam sale. what a lovely well executed action game.

the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Wednesday, 1 January 2020 13:32 (three weeks ago) link

happy new year gamers, here's my top 10 games i played in 2019 and felt like putting into a list:

10) Baba is You (2019) - this is the best type of pure puzzle game, where the solutions feel like moments of epiphany rather than the result of several steps of incremental logic. i'm far too stupid to ever finish it though.

9) Judgment (2019) - it's not as sublime as yakuza 0, though that's one of the best games of the decade so no big deal, this one still pulls its weight as a member of the yakuza family of games. my only complaint is that i could do with fewer of the tailing missions, which are no less dull in this than in any video game that has them, and more of the missions where you chase a wig that's being blown around the city by freak gusts of wind

8) Eastshade (2019) - eastshade dumps you into a modestly sized, vaguely elder-scrolls-like world as a traveling painter. you wander around, look at the scenery, talk to people, find and paint things for them. there's no main story, no combat, no conflict to speak of. this is basically all i want out of my open-world games. i only spent a few hours in eastshade because it ran like shit on my PC at release, but i'd like to go back assuming they've patched up the performance a bit by now.

7) SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions (2019) - it's a JRPG without levels or resource management, which i dig. it also has no field or town or dungeon environments, just an overworld map and combat, so the fact that i, a hardcore Environmental Design Liker, got hooked by this is a testament to how good the combat system is. i'm only like 10 hours into my first playthrough, as Urpina, but i'm curious to find out exactly how different an experience the other characters' campaigns are since it feels like there's enough room within the systems for it to be a substantially different game. also the text is even smaller than fire emblem somehow, so we're well on our way to the first JRPG you have to play with a magnifying glass, pretty cool.

6) Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] (2017) - i got really into fighting games for a bit earlier in the year, tried a bunch of stuff but settled on UNIST as my game of preference, as i really like its pace and character variety and visual clarity. spent a few dozen hours in training mode learning Nanase combos, went online, got destroyed, got destroyed again, made some adjustments, got destroyed again, won like 3 of my first 100 matches, got frustrated, logged off, quit video games entirely and just watched anime for a couple months. pretty much the standard fighting game experience, i think. the new version of this comes out soon and i'm excited to do it all over again.

5) Tales of the Abyss (2006) - it took the Tales devs more than a decade to figure out that beat-em-up combat is more fun with a stamina bar than a mana bar so that you aren't constantly disincentivized to use your cool moves as if it's a strategy game. and then half the fanbase complained and acted like the series had lost its way, once again proving that JRPG fans hate change more than they like fun. of the old-style Tales games though, this is the best one i've played since it doesn't gate the fun too hard and has one of the best JRPG stories.

4) Anodyne 2: Return to Dust (2019) - i can't put my finger on which gross-looking PSX or N64 game this game's overworld reminds me of, but it really captures all the unknowability and red herring empty space of the best 3D hub worlds of that era. and then the actual levels are bite-sized 2D zelda dungeons. beyond that i don't really know how to talk about this at all without spoiling the experience, it unfolds in surprising ways.

3) 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (2009) - i played the whole Zero Escape trilogy in 2019 and enjoyed all of them to various extents, but this first one does it the best and most memorably. again, i can't really say much without spoilers but the way in which it gradually primes you for its big payoffs is masterful. the escape rooms are pretty good too.

2) Zero no Kiseki/"Trails from Zero" (2010) - this is the first of the two PSP games after Trails in the Sky and before Trails of Cold Steel that never got an english release. i started this kinda halfheartedly to learn about the characters before they showed up in Cold Steel 3, but was blindsided by how much tighter it was than all the other Trails games, even through the haze of a rough fan translation. it's clearly the product of more experience than Trails in the Sky but without the overreach in narrative and cast size of Cold Steel. there's a higher quality fan translation that's almost complete, and Falcom just announced a PS4 rerelease so it'll get another chance at an official english version too. so if you're one of the 1 or 2 other people on this board who have played Trails in the Sky already, keep an eye out i guess.

1) Hypnospace Outlaw (2019) - this is great not because it parodies the Y2K-era internet but because it does it with the comedic voice of corny 00's pre-social-media internet humor like homestar runner et al. much like obra dinn last year, it's a game that made me not want to leave my desk other than to eat and piss until i'd finished it.

ciderpress, Wednesday, 1 January 2020 16:06 (three weeks ago) link

thanks for the write-ups! Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] is the most videogame title of all time (or it would be if there was a 3 at the end)

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 1 January 2020 18:34 (three weeks ago) link

the upcoming new one is called Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]

ciderpress, Wednesday, 1 January 2020 18:53 (three weeks ago) link

i finally took the plunge on the apple arcade for my phone. so far i'm very much enjoying Bleak Sword and Card of Darkness. Sayonara Wild Hearts, unless i'm misunderstanding something, does not play very well on a phone. i couldn't get my character to move quickly enough, no matter how i swiped. i'll probably check it out again on the switch, with a joystick.

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 1 January 2020 18:54 (three weeks ago) link

oh yeah i keep meaning to try that one, it's only a couple hours long afaik so should be a no brainer

ciderpress, Wednesday, 1 January 2020 18:58 (three weeks ago) link

xps yeah everybody just calls it UNIEL/UNIST. happy to see that game slowly getting picked up over the past couple of years

Nhex, Thursday, 2 January 2020 05:16 (three weeks ago) link

I tried Observer, starts off impressive but the neural sections drag out and just consist of pointless wandering around imaginary corridors for no reason. The detective parts of the game work quite well though but the neural parts seem to feature more in the game, such a shame.

Ste, Thursday, 2 January 2020 08:07 (three weeks ago) link

I played Sayonara Wild Hearts on iPhone and it’s my goty so yeah maybe just persevere with it a bit? I didn’t have any control problems at all.

JimD, Thursday, 2 January 2020 09:49 (three weeks ago) link

is it a game? i keep reading it's like an interactive music video? which sounds awesome obv

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 2 January 2020 10:41 (three weeks ago) link

it's an endless runner style game i think. but with an end

ciderpress, Thursday, 2 January 2020 13:54 (three weeks ago) link

Yep, it’s mostly endless runner-ish, though a good take on it. And there are some gameplay shifts here and there, couple of Rez-style shooty bits and a recurring rhythm action minigame which is similar to Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan. But mostly yeah, it’s a great album with lovely visuals and a touching story. The game part is just simple enough to not get in the way of the rest of it.

JimD, Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:04 (three weeks ago) link

and it's got queen latifah

ciderpress, Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:24 (three weeks ago) link

ya sold me on Ouendan

Nhex, Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:26 (three weeks ago) link

RIVER CITY GIRLS now on sale for PS4 for $21... Kind of uninterested in games at the moment so might wait for it to drop further.

Camina Burana Drummer (Leee), Saturday, 4 January 2020 00:15 (three weeks ago) link

Dunkey's best of 2019
Anyone else as great as this dude on YouTube? I feel like he's the first video reviewer I've really liked since Consolevania ended, and I don't want to watch unedited three-hour streams

Nhex, Saturday, 4 January 2020 04:25 (three weeks ago) link

dunkey's got super basic taste but good comedy chops

ciderpress, Saturday, 4 January 2020 04:29 (three weeks ago) link

Dunkey’s shtick strikes me as a bit…minstrel-y.

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Saturday, 4 January 2020 04:41 (three weeks ago) link

For anyone that didn't know Consolevania has been back up and running for a couple of years now. It's Patreon backed but you get episodes on Youtube on time delay - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb5dkmeyjJ9kHbDoWGUATVg/featured

treefell, Saturday, 4 January 2020 18:57 (three weeks ago) link

I did not know! Thank you!

Nhex, Saturday, 4 January 2020 19:35 (three weeks ago) link

Got around to playing Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy. Funny for 15 minutes, but I kept playing for an hour. Now I want to punch this man in the face if I ever meet him

Nhex, Monday, 6 January 2020 01:06 (three weeks ago) link

Also, the idea that he's teaching a new generation of students at NYU to make games is terrifying

Nhex, Monday, 6 January 2020 01:09 (three weeks ago) link

I recently found out he was the bassist on Cut Copy's first album.

wasdnuos (abanana), Monday, 6 January 2020 02:14 (three weeks ago) link

ha, that's a good asterisk!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 6 January 2020 03:21 (three weeks ago) link

I’ve only seen that game in the frustrating clips and an interview, and subsequently in a speed run video
where someone finished the entire game in
under two minutes

I feel like that is a classic of video game feelings. What was that NES zapper game where you were controlling a moving guy, but had to shoot under or at him to jump, etc? I only watched a friend play, with the gun inches from the screen, and it was still jokingly referenced as a classic of the frustration genre

babu frik fan account (mh), Monday, 6 January 2020 04:05 (three weeks ago) link

Gumshoe! That game was great.

L'assie (Euler), Monday, 6 January 2020 09:07 (three weeks ago) link

been playing a lot of red dead online. well, spent a lot of time, it doesn't really feel like i've done very much.

they've added four "roles" so there's four different job paths with unlock grinds to take you away from generic unlock grind. they are fun in themselves (the moonshiner role has some tough story missions) and eventually make good money, but have the same lack of explanation and baffling design decisions as the rest of the game

someone figured out that the timers on the bounty missions, for instance, run backwards. multipliers go up the longer you take. so if you want to make your time really worthwhile, you have to stand around at the drop off as long as you can. smh.

you can find lots of commentary on the lines of "what is there to actually do in this?" the trouble is the PVP modes are not great. the RD platform might just be bad for it -- the sluggish and arbitrarily lethal combat + overly complex controls for consuming tonics is better for narrative than competition. i suspect r* was banking on everyone doing the "elimination series" battle royale mode. but literally nobody does. i've tried a few times to find the queues completely empty.

there are a separate set of PVP "free roam events" that are more interesting and varied, but you can't do those at will -- the system will invite you every 45 mins.

years ago i played a crazy amount of GTA online. the racing was great! there were some co-op wave defense modes that were good too. so it felt like grinding to buy new cars or garages or guns was worthwhile.

still though, lots of clothes. that's cool. which you need, because r* made everything winter for the holidays, and you'll freeze if you don't have a combo of warm clothes on. which is not explained. and you have to buy them.

goole, Monday, 6 January 2020 18:03 (three weeks ago) link

In the actual correct thread

I started playing Two Point Hospital again after giving it up on it for months and I love it; strong recommend. If you haven’t played it in a while, you can now rename your doctors, which ofc has potential for endless awfulness.

glindr jackson (gyac), Monday, 6 January 2020 18:08 (three weeks ago) link

It turns out I'm incapable of hitting the block button at the right time to parry in the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order game, so I did a lot of it in the easier mode.

It's got some goofy platforming bits and a lot of wandering, but the story is everything I wanted as a Star Wars dude and the gameplay once you unlock a bunch of force abilities is really fun. The progression from single lightsaber to dual bladed to *censored lightsaber spoiler* is cool.

babu frik fan account (mh), Monday, 6 January 2020 18:58 (three weeks ago) link

the whole combat and movement in Jedi is *really* spongey - especially having come from a similar mechanic in Sekiro.

Fizzles, Monday, 6 January 2020 19:03 (three weeks ago) link

TPH is in this month's Humble Choice, so I'll give it a try eventually

Nhex, Monday, 6 January 2020 19:21 (three weeks ago) link

xp they seem to have patched out some of the buggier things, but I did encounter at least one stormtrooper who completely failed to notice I was there, and some of the jumps when you're sliding down an incline are goofy

babu frik fan account (mh), Monday, 6 January 2020 19:25 (three weeks ago) link

you can kite a miniboss to the edge of its scripted range (where they just stop chasing you) and then force pull it beyond that range, where it'll just sit there. it'll counterattack when you swing but won't follow up so you can dodge out of range and take another whack at your leisure. or push/pull it to a ledge and voila.

adam, Monday, 6 January 2020 20:08 (three weeks ago) link

score match on android, a full-team match engine upgrade on the outrageously addictive score hero

Banáná hÉireann (darraghmac), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 00:53 (three weeks ago) link

The Escapist 2, trying it out with a split screen buddy.

Seems fun so far, kind of like Skooldaze where you had to attend a daily schedule whilst trying to fit in working your own sneaky agenda

Ste, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 09:10 (two weeks ago) link

Uncharted trilogy "free" on PSN this month, I had only played 4 before so having fun.

thomasintrouble, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 22:39 (two weeks ago) link

played some control this morning. fun game but i am terrible at action/shooting games. made it to the first boss but keep getting killed

na (NA), Friday, 10 January 2020 21:58 (two weeks ago) link

the shooting controls ironically aren't that great imo

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 10 January 2020 22:23 (two weeks ago) link

I should go back to Control but I was too bad at timing to get past the last round of bosses on my initial runthrough

babu frik fan account (mh), Friday, 10 January 2020 22:52 (two weeks ago) link

Ideally, shooting only complements your launch ability in CONTROL. Launching is how you kill most enemies.

Camina Burana Drummer (Leee), Friday, 10 January 2020 23:16 (two weeks ago) link

Had to use some YouTube hints to beat some of the control bosses. I have old slow reflexes though and stubbornly refuse to lower difficulty. The worm boss (1st) and the plant boss prob took 20 tries each.

Lately I have just been playing OOTP baseball. Very nerdy and addictive.

bnw, Saturday, 11 January 2020 01:13 (two weeks ago) link

cyberpunk delayed to september

ciderpress, Thursday, 16 January 2020 17:55 (one week ago) link

delayed from when?

(should have been july 7)

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:21 (one week ago) link

it had an april release date previously

ciderpress, Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:33 (one week ago) link

follows the FF VII delay, makes sense

Nhex, Thursday, 16 January 2020 19:01 (one week ago) link

Just 100%'d schlockware title Mr. President! where you rag doll your way into stopping Trump assassination attempts. Not sure why I did this.
Spoiler: after the 10th chapter when you've saved Trump from being murdered in the post-apocalyptic wasteland he's caused, you go back in time and kill him, erasing the timeline.
Probably took years off my life getting the hardest achievement where you play as Trump himself throwing endlessly respawning immigrants out of a wrestling ring.

Nhex, Sunday, 19 January 2020 22:37 (one week ago) link


juntos pedemos (Euler), Sunday, 19 January 2020 22:40 (one week ago) link

Kojima does it again.

circa1916, Sunday, 19 January 2020 22:46 (one week ago) link

I played Wargroove after a long break because I sort of got stuck on one level in the campaign. I had the AI boxed in but that just concentrated their defenses into a smaller space, and I didn't like the idea of using my troops as cannon fodder. Those sprites are too cute to blithely send to their deaths!

Charlotte Brontesaurus (Leee), Monday, 27 January 2020 22:02 (yesterday) link

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