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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 10-09-2017 10:20 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Don't get me started on Dark Souls m8, it was a completely unenjoyable experience for me. And it is indeed a shame people only respond with "git gud" because fair difficulty isn't a problem for me. DS1 just felt like very shoddy design.




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PostPosted: 10-09-2017 11:12 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I've been playing Fortnite. It's fun, you should try it. Managed to get in the winning team only twice...




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PostPosted: 10-09-2017 01:42 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Memphis wrote:

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PostPosted: 10-10-2017 12:35 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Memphis wrote:
There's this thing called a bumper button that raises what's called a shield, that when raised will mostly blocks things called hits and prevent what is known as damage :|


Yeah, I'm sure it was my lack of skill and not the surprise deaths, the wooden character movement, the input lag, the backward controller layout, the abysmal framerates, the poor graphics and the 1982 menu design.




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PostPosted: 10-10-2017 01:05 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Don't forget the laughable localization. I paid $4 for that game and felt ripped off.




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PostPosted: 10-10-2017 03:16 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


The difference is Eraser and I actually played it. You have pretty strong opinions of certain games without having played them, eg. Overwatch :smirk:




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PostPosted: 10-10-2017 03:33 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


unlike the gfx and sluggish movement, the Deaths in dark souls are actually a gameplay element. It should not be interpreted as a game over screen like eg Resident Evil.

so on that part Memphis is correct, you're supposed to die. You weren't "defeated" per se, you were punished for your greed to farming more souls. In that perspective it's like wiping out in Tony Hawk Pro Skater... you can keep racking up points but it will get harder and harder during a combo. What risk/reward ratio will you adhere to? Getting gud changes that balance in your favor.

That said, I'm not a Souls fan. I liked the lore and worldbuilding they did but as a game it didn't grab me as much as it did most of the fanbase.




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PostPosted: 10-10-2017 04:26 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


MKJ wrote:
unlike the gfx and sluggish movement, the Deaths in dark souls are actually a gameplay element. It should not be interpreted as a game over screen like eg Resident Evil.

so on that part Memphis is correct, you're supposed to die. You weren't "defeated" per se, you were punished for your greed to farming more souls. In that perspective it's like wiping out in Tony Hawk Pro Skater... you can keep racking up points but it will get harder and harder during a combo. What risk/reward ratio will you adhere to? Getting gud changes that balance in your favor.

That said, I'm not a Souls fan. I liked the lore and worldbuilding they did but as a game it didn't grab me as much as it did most of the fanbase.

Yeah I get that. It's not the dying bit that was the problem, it's the cause of me dying that's what upset me. Too many times it felt like something that I couldn't have anticipated.

The thing that just put me off of Dark Souls is that I got the idea that I had to bite through three layers of hard to swallow bile to get to the good stuff. At the same time, there were half a dozen other excellent games waiting for me that had immaculate design and were a pleasure to play from the start.




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PostPosted: 10-11-2017 03:14 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Meanwhile, playing Bioshock Infinite - Infinitely going through the motions. :|




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PostPosted: 10-11-2017 11:57 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I have no idea. I spent some time playing the game (DS1 was a free download for the 360 on Xbox Live), gave up, then played it some more later again because Dark Souls 3 was released and the hype surrounding it got me thinking I might have been too harsh on DS1 but going back to it pretty much just confirmed my initial experience. All in all I think I've put 6 to 8 or so hours into it.




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PostPosted: 10-12-2017 06:13 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


The moment you wise up and beat one of those moments is when the game starts coming together. That said, DS1 is probably one of the hardest of the three. I'd almost recommend skipping it and starting with #2.




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PostPosted: 10-12-2017 07:46 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Wish I were playing Melee:




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PostPosted: 10-16-2017 05:12 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


MKJ wrote:
Meanwhile, playing Bioshock Infinite - Infinitely going through the motions. :|

replaying it in 1999 mode, Burial at Sea dlc is next.

Main game turned out better than I expected. Bit too heavy on the stunty-shooty bit and while it has an interesting story I feel like they got the pacing all wrong. Basically the entirety of the story gets unfolded in the last 30 mins of the game, in fastforward mode. Also Vigors are tacked on... I don't mind them being there with the connection to BS1 n all; what bothers me is that with the exception of the Crow guy and arguably the Fireman noone else seems to care about the Vigors. A far cry from the Plasmids and the addicted Splicers fighting over them.

Still, when you know what you know the replaying makes the game a lot better. So many hidden layers and connections to find.




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PostPosted: 10-16-2017 05:43 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


MKJ wrote:
MKJ wrote:
Meanwhile, playing Bioshock Infinite - Infinitely going through the motions. :|

replaying it in 1999 mode, Burial at Sea dlc is next.

Main game turned out better than I expected. Bit too heavy on the stunty-shooty bit and while it has an interesting story I feel like they got the pacing all wrong. Basically the entirety of the story gets unfolded in the last 30 mins of the game, in fastforward mode. Also Vigors are tacked on... I don't mind them being there with the connection to BS1 n all; what bothers me is that with the exception of the Crow guy and arguably the Fireman noone else seems to care about the Vigors. A far cry from the Plasmids and the addicted Splicers fighting over them.

Still, when you know what you know the replaying makes the game a lot better. So many hidden layers and connections to find.


Interesting, I might have to try to play through this again.

I've been kicking around in GTAV as of late.




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PostPosted: 10-16-2017 06:47 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Having finished Divinity Original Sin 2, I am now playing Horizon Zero Dawn, which while on the uncomfortable slope of the uncanny valley facial-animation wise, is otherwise fantastic.

Playing on Very Hard, it becomes incredibly important to know the strengths and weaknesses of the robotic wildlife, and the battles are great (if a little too heavily reliant on dodge roll when my sneaky plans inevitably go to shit).

And aside from the aforementioned uncanny valley looks of the puppets populating the world, it's an utterly gorgeous game.

Kinda wish there was a PC version for better draw distances though.




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PostPosted: 10-16-2017 08:13 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I'm playing Skyrim, never did get that far with it before. Just going full on heavy armour, hammer wielding dullard for a change. Usually I pick a poncy mage.



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PostPosted: 10-16-2017 12:24 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Tom Clancy's ghost recon future soldier, early in
Sniper Elite 4, early in

Mad Max next

haven't finished Rage, but max should be alike



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PostPosted: 10-17-2017 12:19 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


yea forgot to mention, also going for the scavenger achievement.. lol?




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PostPosted: 10-17-2017 05:32 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Anyone fancy some Instagib?




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Messatsu Ko Jy-ouu
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PostPosted: 11-02-2017 12:07 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


MKJ wrote:
yea forgot to mention, also going for the scavenger achievement.. lol?

did it. smashed the Burial at Sea episodes as well.
I loved Ep2 right up until the point where they felt the need to over explain.
ICYMI: Songbird is the equivalent of Big Daddy - here's seven expositional blackboards spelling it out for you!

Anyway. Got that dumb Clash in the Clouds DLC to do still.. not sure if I'll grind all those achievements. Bioshock Horde Mode doesn't interest me that much.

In the end, I got 50-odd hrs of good gaming out of this trilogy :up:




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PostPosted: 11-02-2017 09:27 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Wolfenstein 2 and really liking it.

If you played the previous installment you know what to expect.

Nice graphics, the level design is amazing and even though it seems ot have longer / more cut scenes they are done very well and add to the experience.

One thing I will isay is to make sure you bump up the difficulty cause it seems kinda easy... levels seem to have a lot of amo and health laying around, and if you're a bit of a defensive player it seems a bit easy.

also, changing from gun to gun , (also wielding 1 or 2 or enabling/disabling mods) can seem a little clunky, simply because there are so many options.

Maybe I'm getting old, and all these added complexities are throwing me off. SO when in doubt I just usually end up running through corridors with dual wielding Maschinenpistoles.

I'm sure if one wasn't such a paniker about dying, one could have a lot more fun with all the options available.




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PostPosted: 11-13-2017 01:55 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


My wife and I are probably around 20+ hours into Divinity Original Sin. Having a blast. :D

We’re level 8 and still in and around Cyseal. I’m assuming there are other areas to see? We’re probably moving pretty slow, but it’s fun...




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PostPosted: 11-13-2017 02:49 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Yeah, Cyseal's just the first map. I seem to remember there being something like 6 or 7 large main maps with lots of dungeon offshoots.




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PostPosted: 11-13-2017 03:32 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Bullets and More VR
Onward
Playerunknown Battlegrounds
Paladins
Sairento VR
Devil Daggers
Sound Boxing


Thats basically my playlist right now.




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PostPosted: 11-13-2017 06:05 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Tsakali wrote:
I'm sure if one wasn't such a paniker about dying, one could have a lot more fun with all the options available.


I’ve only played The New Order, but that’s what the second play through is for. First time I tried to mostly use stealth to take out the commanders and spent a lot of time searching for collectables and secrets. Second time was more fun with run & gun.



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PostPosted: 11-13-2017 11:23 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Torment Tides of Numenera.
An isometric RPG heavily based on the old Planescape: Torment game. A unique take on the genre is that you can pretty much avoid all combat by use of dialogue.
That said it almost seems like a waste to learn all these cool abilities that you'd potentially never use.

Anyway, I like it so far. Excellent writing all round. I just wish there was more voice acting going on. Not cause I don't like to read but just to breathe a little more life in the gameworld. Divinity Original Sin wins in that department.

Also, Cities Skylines still. New updates and dlc was just released on consoles fixing most of the problems it had on release.




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PostPosted: 11-14-2017 01:23 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Memphis wrote:

in all fairness though, the "armchair developers" comment came from a single developer posting under his own name. It's wasn't an official EA statement.




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PostPosted: 11-14-2017 06:51 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I've been playing COD WW2 on xbox one x on a 4k tv and wow... those graphics are impressive. I'm sure graphics like that have probably been around on PC now for years but as a console player it's amazing how good it looks, I'm very impressed.

What's funny is I still have my old xbox one and my old TV which is 1080p. I loaded both up to see them side by side and my friend who stopped by to visit was sure I'd fucked with the tv settings of my old TV and old xbox. That's how impressive the xbox one x is over the xbox one.

What came to mind when I started playing on the one x was that it's comparable to seeing HID lights on a car for the first time. You don't realize what you're missing until you see it side by side. What's funny is that when I first loaded the one x I was dissapointed. I thought to myself that the graphics difference wasn't that big. It's bit like remembering old games, to you, at the time they looked incredible and even when you see them new and updated you think to yourself that's how you remembered them looking but when you go back you realize how bad it was.




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PostPosted: 11-14-2017 08:11 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


My brother bought a 1x, 4k hdr tv and Assassins Creed Origins. I went over and help him set it up and almost threw up when I saw the garbage dynamic res "4k" 25-30fps gameplay. After playing 50hrs @1440p ultra pc settings I can say there is still no comparison.

If I was to get a 1x I would wait for the 1440p freesync monitor support, I think 4k is still to ambitious for a console.




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Hmm that's strange. I'm pretty sure the games I'm playing are 60fps and like I said, I have the xbox one and the one x running side by side and the differences are fairly staggering. I did see reviews of AC though and wasn't very impressed with it either. I'm guessing 1440p is just slroughly .4 times the resolution of 1080p wheras 4k is basically 4x 1080p (approx).

Either way, it's such a difference to me that I'm already happy. As I also mentioned, I also didn't think the differences were that good until I saw them running the same game side by side. My main draw to the one x is VR though. Hopefully we'll hear something on that soon.




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The new AC is excellent, but the console versions are capped at 30fps.




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PostPosted: 11-14-2017 09:38 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Κracus wrote:
Hmm that's strange. I'm pretty sure the games I'm playing are 60fps and like I said, I have the xbox one and the one x running side by side and the differences are fairly staggering. I did see reviews of AC though and wasn't very impressed with it either. I'm guessing 1440p is just slroughly .4 times the resolution of 1080p wheras 4k is basically 4x 1080p (approx).

Either way, it's such a difference to me that I'm already happy. As I also mentioned, I also didn't think the differences were that good until I saw them running the same game side by side. My main draw to the one x is VR though. Hopefully we'll hear something on that soon.



Played PSVR?

Don't get tooooo excited for console VR. Without room scale, and a game library. Look at PS4s VR lineup. Theres something like 10ish games that are "worth it" and more than 1/2 are on PC with room scale options and anything exclusive is coming out next year (Resident Evil is the only thing I can think of I guess gran turismo? But theres better VR racing games on PC so whatever).

Console EXP isnt the worst. Its decent. But unless you've gone super butt casual on gaming and just don't wanna mess with a PC anymore(lack space maybe, share with kids?), Then I guess get console VR if you fall into that line of people.


If you really want VR, Look into the PC world good sir.


Also, hes right. Theres a reason all of the footage shown of that entire game is pulled from the PC variant at 4k.




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PostPosted: 11-14-2017 11:20 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Ah well yeah, a capped 30fps game is gonna kinda look shitty. Yeah I don't really care about the PC world anymore. Keep in mind, I work on computers a lot as my job so I'm just kinda sick of dealing with them by the time I get home. Hence why I've gone all "casual". The VR I want isn't one where I'm moving around in a room. I want VR racing, like Forza series, Elite Dangerous and other games that don't require you to move around. I want to be able to control the game with a controller but be able to see it in VR from my couch, ideally. Racing games especially although I'd love to play me some VR GTA.




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PostPosted: 11-14-2017 11:56 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Κracus wrote:
Ah well yeah, a capped 30fps game is gonna kinda look shitty. Yeah I don't really care about the PC world anymore. Keep in mind, I work on computers a lot as my job so I'm just kinda sick of dealing with them by the time I get home. Hence why I've gone all "casual". The VR I want isn't one where I'm moving around in a room. I want VR racing, like Forza series, Elite Dangerous and other games that don't require you to move around. I want to be able to control the game with a controller but be able to see it in VR from my couch, ideally. Racing games especially although I'd love to play me some VR GTA.


Then if MS does a similar job as Sony, you'll enjoy it. Its not a bad product, its just not full immersion VR.




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PostPosted: 11-14-2017 01:07 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Still playing Cuphead, COD WW2 (Which is actually ok) and getting back into Instagib on Quake Live. Insta-freeze tag mega fun :D




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