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Digital Nausea
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PostPosted: 09-28-2017 10:29 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I’m feeling the same. The art does look great, and I love the 30s vibe, but the gameplay looks like every other shooter of this genre...




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PostPosted: 09-29-2017 11:47 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I will be picking up Cuphead later on :up:




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PostPosted: 09-30-2017 12:01 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I'm playing Elite again but got to more or less start again on PC. Will let Quake Live too and i want something i can play when i'm away with work to pass time, something like a dungeon scroller type shit.




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PostPosted: 10-01-2017 12:20 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Memphis wrote:
ditto. the whole aesthetic doesn't seem to have any considered point to any of it, bar want of bouncy olde-timey cartoon looky-likeyness, with big goofy grins on everything and a screen distortion filter.

why is his head being cup even a thing, when he just shoots lasers from his fingers? hardly Dynamite Heady, or Decap Attack character design is it :|


It's brilliant...fucking difficult though. Not one for the kids despite the cartoony looks. Requires many of the skills.




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PostPosted: 10-01-2017 12:59 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


:rolleyes:

It's good fun, quite hard and looks brilliant; it's has a unique visual appeal, just as many other games before it has had. I don't know anything about the journo not being able to complete the tutorial...I actually don't know how you can fail it. But it's good that you have such a strong and warranted opinion of it based off...absolutely nothing.

Come back to me once you've bothered to play it (just like Overwatch). Until then your opinion on the game means nothing.




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PostPosted: 10-01-2017 02:17 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


xer0s wrote:
Divinity local coop looks cool. You can play together or just go off and do your own thing. It’s one screen when you’re close to each other, then it’ll automatically split when you walk away from each other...

Yeah. Be wary though that this is not a hold-your-hand kind of rpg and you *can* fuck up entire questlines by pissing off the wrong people.

So 'do your own thing' comes with a certain responsibility :toothy:




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PostPosted: 10-01-2017 02:21 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Mat Linnett wrote:
I personally think Bioshock 2's the best in the series. And that's without having played the Minerva's Den DLC, which is apparently even better than the main game.

Just obliterated the last percent of the game.
Ehhhh not sure if I liked it as much. tbh I couldn't give a fuck about Eleanor, and being told that I must get back to her asap even though there was no direct reason for me to so - do as a player I mean - didn't help either.




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PostPosted: 10-01-2017 02:28 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Finally finished Mirror's Edge Catalyst and Rise of the Tomb Raider, started Deus Ex Mankind Divided.

Games just don't feel as much fun as they used to for me :shrug:




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MKJ wrote:
xer0s wrote:
Divinity local coop looks cool. You can play together or just go off and do your own thing. It’s one screen when you’re close to each other, then it’ll automatically split when you walk away from each other...

Yeah. Be wary though that this is not a hold-your-hand kind of rpg and you *can* fuck up entire questlines by pissing off the wrong people.

So 'do your own thing' comes with a certain responsibility :toothy:


Thanks for the heads up. I’ll try to keep an eye on her ;)

I didn’t realize this was a turn-based RPG until we started playing. It’s the first turn-based RPG I’ve played, so it’s a little slow to say the least. Does the action pick up once you gain levels? Is there not a way to pick your attack before it’s your turn? It seems like that would speed things up a bit if you could already be ready to go when your turn comes...




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PostPosted: 10-01-2017 03:51 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


got Just Cause 3 the better version for PC but for some reason just dont feel the excitement of playing

it's not a number cruncher like PoE, maybe that's why, and i'm old ?

back to PoE



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PostPosted: 10-01-2017 04:36 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Memphis wrote:
Captain Mazda wrote:
Games just don't feel as much fun as they used to for me :shrug:


to be fair, Rise was pretty shit.


It was definitely a step down from the previous one. Not a fan of the new character at all tbh, she has no personality or attitude. Gameplay was pretty glitchy and enemies got boring. I'll take big, scary beasts and mythological creatures over a bunch of generic mercenaries anytime. Croft Manor DLC brought back some nostalgia but it was far too small and enclosed. It was way better in Legend & Anniversary, but then again those games were pretty superior to these ones.

Also there seems to be an alarming trend of games making underwater sections safe and relaxing. I remember in classic Tomb Raiders you'd be afraid of jumping in the murky water because you just knew there was something in there that would eat you. This was a big issue for me with Skyrim too and Witcher 3 is disappointingly similar.




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PostPosted: 10-01-2017 11:12 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Memphis wrote:
The entire thing just reeks of overhypedness

Maybe it's just me, but I hadn't heard of it until I saw it mentioned in this thread :shrug:




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PostPosted: 10-01-2017 11:23 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


xer0s wrote:
I didn’t realize this was a turn-based RPG until we started playing. It’s the first turn-based RPG I’ve played, so it’s a little slow to say the least. Does the action pick up once you gain levels? Is there not a way to pick your attack before it’s your turn? It seems like that would speed things up a bit if you could already be ready to go when your turn comes...


Seeing how the battlefield can change on each turn, no that's not possible (nor preferable).
Battles are a game on it's own and get extremely brutal. Encountering two measly skeletons can still go awry if careless. The upside is that every win really feels like an accomplishment. :up:

There's more to this game than grinding enemies for XP. Better yet I think you can get more XP by doing noncombat quests, at least in the first few areas. Noncombat does not mean fetch quests or anything you don't need your characters skills for btw. For instance the boatfire can be solves by using a Rain spell if you have it. Or just let the thing burn and open up a whole new set of quests that way.




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PostPosted: 10-02-2017 03:24 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Shit, I saw the fire and didn’t think to do anything. I’ll have to go back and see what happened.

I’m sure I’ll get used to the combat. It just feels slow because I’m new to it...




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To be honest, the introductory town in DOS is notoriously slow and badly paced in regards to how it dishes out XP. It gets significantly better after that. But I can see the start putting a lot of people off.

The second game's got a much better first act, but it definitely has its own problems. Not least of which is the stupid stat inflation later on in the game making gear only good for one level at best.

To be honest, I'm getting more and more behind the idea of traditional levels being a bad thing for RPGs. Take out the dramatic damage and hitpoint increases per level and just expand the options available to players on level-up instead, and I think you'll have a much better system than in most RPGs.




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PostPosted: 10-02-2017 05:28 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


'Bounded accuracy' is what the latest edition of D&D calls it ^

Quote:
Furthermore, gaining levels grants the characters new capabilities, which go much farther toward making your character feel different than simple numerical increases.


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PostPosted: 10-02-2017 11:33 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I'm going to try D3. Hook me up with gamertags ppl




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PostPosted: 10-02-2017 01:25 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Memphis wrote:
Don Carlos wrote:
:rolleyes:

It's good fun, quite hard and looks brilliant; it's has a unique visual appeal, just as many other games before it has had. I don't know anything about the journo not being able to complete the tutorial...I actually don't know how you can fail it. But it's good that you have such a strong and warranted opinion of it based off...absolutely nothing.

Come back to me once you've bothered to play it (just like Overwatch). Until then your opinion on the game means nothing.


knows i'm right, ya hype-marketer's target monkey. you'll play it a few times then never again :|


Keep playing them Dark Souls, bro :up:




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PostPosted: 10-03-2017 08:25 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Dark Souls is great, I've enjoyed every one. Really sad they aren't making any more.

I've been playing Fortnite lately, what a fun little game. The battle Royal mode is awesome, 100 people on fairly large island and last one alive wins. It's a lot of fun and free on xbox anyway.




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PostPosted: 10-03-2017 10:17 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


is it as salty and elitist as pubg?




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There's no chat lol so probably not. They're quick games though. Hit me up if you get it so I can try a team game.




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PostPosted: 10-03-2017 03:47 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Yeah sounds like dark souls. I want more of that. Except the dying part. Git gud scrub.




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PostPosted: 10-04-2017 02:16 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I like the look of PUBR. Bit like life in the US?




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PostPosted: 10-04-2017 11:57 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Memphis wrote:
helped by a shitty journalist going viral by failing at a tutorial :|


Jesus fucking Christ :dork:




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Doombrain wrote:
I like the look of PUBR. Bit like life in the US?


PUBG you mean? Fortnite is basically the same thing except with more polish. I've been playing teams with friends lately and teams is even more fun than solo.




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


Don Carlos wrote:
Memphis wrote:
helped by a shitty journalist going viral by failing at a tutorial :|


Jesus fucking Christ :dork:


video won't play. Says it's not available.




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Fixed :up:




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Don Carlos wrote:
Memphis wrote:
helped by a shitty journalist going viral by failing at a tutorial :|


Jesus fucking Christ :dork:




Not my cup of tea... heheheh, but seriously, that game looks amazing in terms of its art style.




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Κracus wrote:
Doombrain wrote:
I like the look of PUBR. Bit like life in the US?


PUBG you mean? Fortnite is basically the same thing except with more polish. I've been playing teams with friends lately and teams is even more fun than solo.


If i get it can we bro up?

Its free? :offended:




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Hey, anyone better at Q3 than me is fine lol. I'm not sure how the servers work in fortnite though, they may be location based even though my connection to EU servers is probably as good as NA servers. FortniteBR is the game you want to get, free download. Pretty addictive game honestly, I can't wait till you can customize your character though and a few other bugs they need fixing.




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PostPosted: 10-08-2017 04:22 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


https://steamed.kotaku.com/cuphead-as-t ... 1819195856

The last review is absolutely perfect. Sums it up beautifully.




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PostPosted: 10-08-2017 11:50 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Games that are hard but fair are few and far between these days. Dark Souls might be an example (although I've died so many times in utterly lame ways in my 3 hours of experience with DS1 that I do question the fairness of Dark Souls).

A perfect example is Teslagrad. Its boss fights area notoriously difficult but I loved each and every one of them because every time I failed, it was obvious as to why I had failed. I was accountable for every failure. It was always a preventable mistake I had made or an error in judging/timing some attack.

However, the reason why so few games are made these days is because of the whiny brats that keep bitching about how hard it is. On the Steam forums, there's a thread about Teslagrad that's filled with nothing people whining about how the bosses are too hard. Well, grow a pair you bunch of sissies.

Having said that, I realize it's extremely hard for a game to balance on this fine line between being challenging without being frustrating. And that line might be in a different place for every individual.




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PostPosted: 10-09-2017 01:29 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I remember Charlie Brooker talking about games as a content delivery platform and that they're the only form of media that puts content behind a skillcap. A film or a book or a TV show you can access any of the content any of the time once it's been released, but story games have their content withheld behind a skill barrier, if you make that barrier too high then you literally deny your audience the content they've purchased. It's interesting, and probably why playing video games is so endorphin rewarding.

Obviously the enjoyment of some games is in overcoming the difficulty of them like Super Meat Boy, but the majority are in the telling of the story or the visual spectacle as well as the challenge.



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Playing through Ratchet and Clank (PS4). Kind of a bummer to go revisit previous worlds after unlocking some gadgets to see that they're mostly empty except for a small amount of weak trash mobs. Enjoying leveling up the weapons though and the writing is pretty good.




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PostPosted: 10-09-2017 09:37 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Eraser wrote:
Dark Souls


Fighting the camera and awful controls don't make it good or fair.

inb4 "git gud scrub" because I was supposed to plug in a controller to play a shitty console port that looked like it fell out of the discount cart of a 1995 electronics store.




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