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Posted by: VasHtheStampede Apr 8 2013, 10:19 PM
http://forums.megatokyo.com/index.php?showtopic=1738381

I've recently posted my recent gaming update via http://myanimelist.net/blog.php?eid=728333 but just some quickies from it:

Currently playing:
- Bioshock Infinite - Maybe just a bit "theme park ride"-ish for my interest but still a fun as hell shooter with surpurb visuals, although it doesn't really feel like a Bioshock game.
- God of War: Ascension - Jumping quicktime actions = Kratos greatest enemy. The prequel seems just more of the same as the last game but I'm having a fun time with it.
- Dead Space 3 - Metal boot stomping never gets old. It's just a bit better than DS 2 but not by much.
- Ni no Kuni - I'm way behind on this, I last finished the volcano

Just finished:
- Tomb Raider (2013) - Every enviroment seems like one big leapers and climbers playground and lots of fun "oh shit!" moments but it's a bit on the easy side.
- Skyrim: Dragonborn - Not bad for an addon and a new island to explore but it still just seemed more of the same stuff from the main game.

No games planned to buy for April.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Apr 9 2013, 04:56 AM
Hosed through Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm campaign. I just... I don't know. The feeling's not there. There were some interesting missions(lawl Aliens shoutout) here and there, but Kerrigan just wasn't a particularly interesting person and her adventures were pretty campy. Also the missions tend to hold your hand way too much.


Posted by: -sam Apr 9 2013, 01:16 PM
Speaking of Blizzard shitting the bed, we're now what, six months plus into Mists of Pandaria, and I can safely say it's the worst expansion in the history of WoW. They leaned way too hard on dailies, the raids are twitchy crap, and the lore feels confused to the previous two. I can pretty confidently say this is my last Warcraft expansion.

Posted by: Xavon Apr 13 2013, 12:18 PM
Let's see. Still playing SW:TOR. Always playing SW:TOR.

Just ragequit Tomb Raider. Moving on to White Knight Chronicle II. I know, I'm way behind on my backlog.

Posted by: Char Apr 13 2013, 11:03 PM
Bioshock Infinite~ it's so shiny!

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Apr 14 2013, 05:07 AM
Revisited Skyrim for Dawnguard and Dragonborn.

Dawnguard was pretty fun. I kinda became a Vampire a bit, messed around, decided I didn't like my lack of regeneration in the sun(granted I could have obtained endless arrows of sky blotting) and went back to being a werewolf. Also any alternate forms are weaksauce when your enchanted equips doubles the damage you do with weapon of choice.

Returning to Soltsheim(?) was pretty cool. Double cool to see that Raven Rock is now a Dunmer settlement full of Morrowind architecture and bonemold armoured guards. The main questline was pretty weaksauce ultimately, pretty short and Hiraak was pretty lame. But Hermaeus Mora's realm made for some interesting places to looksee. Pretty much nostalgiagasm-ed when that Morrowind theme music played as I trekked through an ash storm. Kinda disappointed overall though. I kinda made a Stahlrim sword for the heck of it and swung it around a bit but most equipment/item additions won't mean a thing to you if you're already geared up in Daedric/Dragon.








Posted by: Char Apr 22 2013, 11:43 PM
Pretty late to the game, but now I'm playing the Ballad of Gay Tony after completing the Lost and Damned over a weekend~

Posted by: omoikane Apr 25 2013, 12:04 PM
shiny festa "rhythmic record" for iOS
which is just another way of saying I didn't buy the psp game for that one, so yay.

Posted by: Tech Knight May 3 2013, 09:57 AM
Anyone here played Dark Gate?

I wa curious to know if the different job classes hhad different vidsuals associated with them, or were just sets of abilities with a fancy name attatcched.

Posted by: VasHtheStampede May 4 2013, 10:31 PM
My May gaming update http://myanimelist.net/blog.php?eid=730313 with two final impression posts but just a quick skinny of the one's I've finished:

- Bioshock Infinite - It's again not better than the original Bioshock but defiantely well worth playing. The gameplay seems to loose a bunch of steam during the 2nd half of the game but once you get to the final battle on Comstock's airship then it goes back to super fun time. The ending was a bit of a head scratcher but it got it's point across.
- God of War: Ascension - AKA: God of War: The Scrapped Ideas Collection. It had some fun areas and battles but not nearly as good as from the other three main titles. The final battle was all full of quicktime weaksauce. The multiplayer is kind of fun, albeit chaotic, and can have some decent potential if they add more arenas and content. Only play this if you have finished the other games.

Still trying to finish:
- Dead Space 3 which I should later this month, I need to get back to my alien boot stompin'.
- Tales of Graces F now that Tales of Xillia will be coming out to the states later this year.
- L.A. Noire another game that has been on the backburner for a really long time and eventually like to finish before the newest Grand Theft Auto game comes out later this year.

Games to buy this month:
*Nothing on target but there are couple to maybe consider:
- Resident Evil: Revelations (05/21) - A HD remake of a previous 3DS game which got a lot better reviews than the last major release of RE6 and if the reviews of this are good then will place my money on it.
- Fuse (05/28) - The newest game from the Ratchet & Clank and Resistance people over at Insomniac Games but it seems to more go for a four-player online co-op experience. So practually it's their version of Gears of War 3. Again will see how the reviews fair over this.

Posted by: Jason Rox May 5 2013, 07:17 PM
I've finally gotten around to playing Tales of Vesperia and, god damn, that Gattuso boss battle/secret mission achievement nearly sent me into gamer rage. I can't remember the last time there was a boss that tough so early on in an RPG. I finally beat him and got the secret achievement last night, after spending about 3 hours leveling up. I'm seriously digging the game, though. The soundtrack is on point, too; It's one of the few these days that I'll actually buy a physical copy of.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt May 7 2013, 05:39 AM
Checked out Ragnarok Online 2. Oh boy it is pretty horrible. Pretty much your generic MMORPG, except it doesn't even quite match up. Localization is horrible.. but then it was horrible in the first game too so what's new? Clusterfuck UI, somehow worse than Dragon Age 2 camera controls. Missing textures everywhere. And nobody checked Prontera's scale when they put it in the game, for it is like double the size it should be with railings being taller than characters. Combat is the same auto-attack fest, I played a swordsman and the game basically expected me to mash the shortcut for Bash endlessly.

Uninstalled.

Also rolling around in the stupidity that is Borderlands 2. Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode is pretty retarded. But well I got friends to revel in the silliness with, probably the only reason I've sunk so many hours into it.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt May 9 2013, 12:24 PM
Just beat Farcry 3 Blood Dragon.

Silly fun, cornball max. Best tutorial ever. Pretty dope all around. Ending it by firing my lazors everywhere was great.

Posted by: omoikane May 9 2013, 02:26 PM
i think these are the only kind of ios games I buy: from japan, or from the world of tabletop games ported to ios.

Eclipse is a pretty okay port of a fairly popular tabletop game. works out pretty well if i want 30 minutes of 4X entertainment at a time.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt May 13 2013, 08:44 AM
Just Cause 2. It was pretty cheap on Steam some time ago, 3 bucks. Only just got it installed.

Pretty fun. Grappling hooks and South East Asian accents galore. My name is Bolooo Santosiiiii.


Posted by: Dark Schneider May 18 2013, 08:54 PM
I started playing Persona 4 Golden today. Well, playing it for real instead of just checking it out a little. I've had the game for a while now but wanted to get through some of my backlog before putting real time into it. This marks my first game in the series. Not sure why I'm just now diving into these games but I gotta say I'm thoroughly enjoying the everliving hell out of it.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt May 19 2013, 01:51 AM
Just beat Metro Last Light. All the fun, less of the old frustration. Like no amoebas for one.

Though the game sure is a smarmy bastard. It drowns you in ammo at the early stages, then just when you get complacent about ammo usage, it dumps you into monster filled environments. And suddenly you are lacking ammo and unable to get more. Though I didn't know you could stealth throwing knife instakill certain monsters then, so I probably could have used less ammo if I knew earlier.

Posted by: moot May 22 2013, 09:37 AM
I've been on sort of an East Asian cultural tour of sorts on my PS3.

Okami HD: Okami was one of the titles I missed playing in the PS2 era, and really welcomed when it arrived on PS3. Great visual style, and easily platinum-able.

Asura's Wrath: Quicktime events galore, but man are the visuals gorgeous. Someone finally did Buddhist cosmology justice in CG.

Uncharted 2: Can't remember if I mentioned this one on this forum before. I stopped playing on my last console when it YLOD'd--on the penultimate chapter. >_> I can finally move on to Uncharted 3.

Posted by: Genshie May 31 2013, 01:06 AM
Working on Pokemon 3D indie game project with testing and such. It is free and it is awesome and you can mod it as well

Borderlands 2 playing as Krieg and will complete the two extra runs and getting read for the last dlc campaign to be released in June.

Need to finish 1999 mode of Bioshock Infinite.

ME1 through ME3 playthroughs plus multiplayer.

Dragon Age Origins: Need to set up and get ready for the eventual DA3:Inquisition.

Playing some handhelds games on some simulators and ect...

Finally screwing around with Minecraft since I now know how to mod everything correctly.

Posted by: Random Wanderer Jun 4 2013, 11:39 PM
QUOTE (Genshie @ May 31 2013, 03:06 AM)
Dragon Age Origins: Need to set up and get ready for the eventual DA3:Inquisition.

Meh. I'm going to wait until it's out and I've heard some playthrough reviews from folks who aren't paid to do reviews before I buy a new Bioware game. ...Kind of sad, because I used to trust them implicitly.

I've just been replaying stuff, since nothing new and interesting that I'm aware of has been coming out any time recently. Torchlight 2 is what I'm back to currently.

Posted by: VasHtheStampede Jun 4 2013, 11:54 PM
Finally finished Dead Space 3. Definately was the easiest game of the whole series but definately wasn't the worst one. Normal difficulty was a pure cakewalk with the massive amount of health items and ammo you get (plus all ammo is universal). I've yet to play the bonus epiloge although even after the main's story ending it's almost crazy to have Issac and Carver *spoiler* after *spoilers*.

Other than that I didn't really play anything else all too much.

Games to buy for June:
- The Last of Us (06/14) - Naughty Dog's non-Uncharted Uncharted game, seriously it looks just like Uncharted except instead of tomb raiding you raid collapsed buildings for supplies and food, and you fight crazy people and plant-infested mutants, and you have a kid that kicks baddies in their crotches. I'm sure this will still be freaking awesome though.
- Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep (06/25) - The final DLC mission pack of the current "season" (and possibly the final DLC of the game) where our racist explosives girl plays dungeon master and plops you into her own random medival fantasy world. Gearbox says this is their largest DLC to date and it's still an awesome deal for only $10 (or free if you have the "season pass"). The last two mission packs of Torgue's Battledome and Sir Hammerlock's Safari didn't really interest me all that much but this one really looks like a huge blast to play through.
- Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (sometime in June) - Consists two of Capcom's classic arcade fantasy brawlers Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and its sequel Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara. Unfortunately it's not "Knights of the Round" (the greatest Capcom 2D brawler EVER!!) but these will do just nicely (especially with Dragon's Crown coming out just around the corner). The XB360 arcade version already has a set release date of June 18th so I would hope the PS3 version will be out around the same time (there is no set date of that version)

Posted by: Char Jun 22 2013, 09:18 PM
Enjoying the Last of Us~

Posted by: Jaquel Jun 24 2013, 12:36 PM
Currently and as have been for the past 6 years World of Warcraft

Xbox 360 -Skyrim Dragonborn Addon
The Last Remnant
Assasin's Creed III
Dead Space 3

3Ds- Tales of the Abyss
Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4
Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop

Iphone 5- Secret of Mana (Square Enix Remake)
Crono Trigger (Square Enix Remake)

I run a Speedway's Night shift and have a little bit of spare time at work for hand helds if you can't tell.

Posted by: Rukku529 Jun 25 2013, 03:16 PM
I know this is quite for most of you to know this game, Skies of Arcadia on the Dreamcast, I been getting into a lot of old school gaming and recently got a dreamcast on ebay. This is going to keep me for a while.

Posted by: moot Jun 27 2013, 09:12 AM
The Amazing Spider-man: Most underrated open-world game since The Saboteur. Fantastic swinging action, nice use of interactive cinematics in the plot. It's sad how people compare it infavourably to Batman Arkham City, rather than see it as a fun, Spider-man game in its own right.

Posted by: Rukku529 Jun 30 2013, 09:40 AM
I have to agree The Amazing Spider-Man is very underrated, I wish I got into playing it.

Posted by: Char Jul 1 2013, 11:28 PM
After finishing the Last of Us, now it's back to Grid 2, and I also need to wrap up the slightly-forgotten Tomb Radar~

Posted by: VasHtheStampede Jul 7 2013, 01:35 PM
Maybe we should close this and start the Summer WAYPN, right?

Posted by: jaiden93 Jul 7 2013, 11:40 PM
I'm starting to play soul craft level 2 but still figuring out how can I easily defeat the enemy.

Posted by: Char Jul 8 2013, 06:42 PM
QUOTE (VasHtheStampede @ Jul 8 2013, 03:35 AM)
Maybe we should close this and start the Summer WAYPN, right?

It could work~! Though it's not like the place is flooding with traffic at the moment~

Posted by: VasHtheStampede Jul 8 2013, 11:29 PM
QUOTE (Char @ Jul 8 2013, 06:42 PM)
It could work~! Though it's not like the place is flooding with traffic at the moment~

Or just get rid of the "X" season edition and never reset it.

I guess just a short version of my July update although the big version can be viewed from my shitty MAL blog: http://myanimelist.net/blog.php?eid=734227

Now playing:
- The Last of Us - Best....survival.....horror.....game.....ever!
- Need for Speed Most Wanted - AKA: Burnout Paradise 3. Definately needed another fun racer to tide me over until the next Gran Turismo comes out but some of races in this are crazy hard! Now where the hell is the boost button?
- Borderlands 2 - I have already purchased "Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep" DLC addon, which sadly will be the last DLC mission pack for the game, however I still want to go through at least all of the main missions on the true vault hunter run for my commando class and right now I'm going to the wildlife preserve which is just past the half-way point.

Games to purchase in July:
- Nothing much else, that also includes Dynasty Warriors 8 (out 07/16) and I have played every single DynWar game (not including the off-shoots and Empires titles) and honestly I'm getting sick of them. Sure it's damn fun to mash and mash hundred of soldiers with crazy-ass super moves but there are way better games to play that are more worth my time (and my game backlog is still large).

Posted by: Char Jul 9 2013, 03:19 AM
amended it slightly~

Posted by: VasHtheStampede Jul 9 2013, 09:40 PM
QUOTE (Char @ Jul 9 2013, 03:19 AM)
amended it slightly~

Maybe you should of changed it to "Forever Here" edition. tongue.gif

Posted by: Moridin84 Jul 22 2013, 02:12 PM
Picked up Eve Online. For a game that you can level up offline it takes a lot of time.

Also playing the new DMC. It's pretty cool, the new Dante isn't too bad either.

Annnd I got Valkyrie Crusade on my phone. It's kinda fun but it seems to really eat bandwidth so I can only play it on wi-fi. This limits my time since I normally only have wifi when I have a computer and can play normal games. Still get to play it sometimes though, my player name is the same as my forum name if anyone wants to add me.

Posted by: omoikane Jul 22 2013, 03:13 PM
I just quit valkyrie crusaide a couple weeks ago. a bad time to quit too because this half-month's promo is... eroi.

protip: you search for players by their id. go to battle log and profile to get your ID. username doesn't help.

Posted by: Moridin84 Jul 22 2013, 04:02 PM
QUOTE (omoikane @ Jul 22 2013, 10:13 PM)
I just quit valkyrie crusaide a couple weeks ago. a bad time to quit too because this half-month's promo is... eroi.

protip: you search for players by their id. go to battle log and profile to get your ID. username doesn't help.

I assume eroi is a character?

My user id is apparently 3jq2v? Weird, it's not even a number.

Opps, I actually mean to post it in the What are you playing? thread. Oh well.

Posted by: omoikane Jul 22 2013, 09:33 PM
QUOTE (Moridin84 @ Jul 22 2013, 05:02 PM)
I assume eroi is a character?

nah, it's the "beach" episode so all the skimpy cards are out in play (more so than usual).

Posted by: Moridin84 Jul 23 2013, 04:28 PM
QUOTE (omoikane @ Jul 23 2013, 04:33 AM)
nah, it's the "beach" episode so all the skimpy cards are out in play (more so than usual).

Hah, and I was thinking that the cards were awfully skimpy, I guess that's not quite normal.

Posted by: Char Aug 4 2013, 11:17 PM
Beating people up in Dragon's Crown~

Posted by: E-l337 Aug 5 2013, 02:22 PM
QUOTE (Char @ Aug 5 2013, 01:17 AM)
Beating people up in Dragon's Crown~

So jelly right now. I'm starting to work my way through Metro: Last Light, and I think I'm more or less finished with Saint's Row 3.

Going to start playing a bunch of retro games and throwing them up onto Youtube, but I'm still trying to decide where to start on that lot.

Posted by: VasHtheStampede Aug 5 2013, 11:25 PM
August update:
- Sad to say I haven't really been playing any games during the whole month of July mainly due to either very hot and shitty weather (my game consoles act weird when my block AC unit is on so I tend to avoid playing them) or just the general bullshit life throws at you. Right now I'm more set on finishing my 2nd run for "Borderlands 2" and then go into the newest DLC addon that came out a couple months back, in addition been playing the newer "Need of Speed Most Wanted" (which came out last year) and I'm actually now #3 on the wanted lists and also like to eventually finish up "The Last of Us" (goddamnit Ellie! Shoot!!). However I definately know August is at least bringing slightly cooler temparatures here and also going to be a lot more interesting for what I have planned to buy out:

Games to Buy in August:
- Dragon's Crown (08/06) - And damnit Char!
- Tales of Xillia (08/06)
- DuckTales Remastered (08/13)
- Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark (out now)

On the fence:
- Splinter Cell: Blacklist (08/20)
- Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F (08/27)
- Killer Is Dead (08/27)
- Lost Planet 3 (08/27)

Posted by: Char Aug 6 2013, 01:54 AM
I think Hong Kong got its own version in English, and we could also buy the US version - leaked last Friday.

We're efficient!

Posted by: Dupe Aug 7 2013, 09:29 PM
Neverwinter ...and Descent ...always Descent..

Posted by: Char Aug 18 2013, 11:46 PM
After hitting around lv 42 on Dragon's Crown, decided that I needed a break from mindless slashing.

To the other spectrum with so much story - Knights of the Old Republic 1!

Posted by: Random Wanderer Aug 23 2013, 08:09 PM
Just picked up Saints Row 4. Never having played any of the previous games, I'm lacking a fair amount of context. It's... interesting, nonetheless.

Posted by: 1337guard Aug 23 2013, 09:19 PM
Currently:
Skullgirls on steam: Peacock is a cute girl to play
CS:GO because I need more hats for some reason

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Aug 29 2013, 04:22 AM
Saint's Row IV is indeed pretty special. Kinda funny how they just gotta force you into a car with Pierce even if you can run faster than one. Bit sad that the Russian woman accent kinda turned French. Same voice actress, but no more COMRADE and just a lot of MERDE and BONJOUR.

Back to the cockney accent.

Posted by: Random Wanderer Aug 29 2013, 06:29 PM
QUOTE (DaRk_KnIgHt @ Aug 29 2013, 06:22 AM)
Saint's Row IV is indeed pretty special. Kinda funny how they just gotta force you into a car with Pierce even if you can run faster than one.

The singalong was pretty good, I thought, at least with the caucasian female voice.

Beat the campaign last night. I'm tempted to go back and play with a different type of character just to hear how the lines change.

Posted by: omoikane Aug 30 2013, 12:33 PM
I wish I have the time for ff14.
Spent a couple hours on analogue a hate story. i guess the sequel is out which prompted me to play the prequel... well the game is worth the time (it doesn't take much) but not at full price. or even half price IMO. Just not much to these games. Also, it's kind of lacking in content (not in terms of length, but depth) even if well-executed.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Sep 2 2013, 07:29 AM
QUOTE (Random Wanderer @ Aug 30 2013, 12:29 AM)
The singalong was pretty good, I thought, at least with the caucasian female voice.

Beat the campaign last night. I'm tempted to go back and play with a different type of character just to hear how the lines change.

Everything is better with the cockney-male accent.

Romancing Gat was so weird.

Just cleared it myself. YOU GOT THE TOUCH!

There were a few weapons I haven't unlocked, like the Singularity gun. But honestly, with a highly upgraded explosive wub gun, there is little need for much else. Kinda want to get to level 50 just to see what the nuclear death from above is like, but I've pretty much had enough of the activities. Since like every sidequest just makes you do random assortment of them.

Probably keep it around for a while, but there's other games to play. Like Bureau and Lost Planet 3. Don't think I wanna brainlessly sink more time than I already have on it.

Posted by: Char Sep 3 2013, 06:37 PM
Playing KOTOR has made me reactivate my SWTOR account~

Posted by: VasHtheStampede Sep 17 2013, 10:20 PM
Just want to say Diablo 3 on the PS3 isn't all that shabby. smile.gif
The redone inventory system can take a little getting used to but I really like the new stick dodge mechanics. Sure it doesn't have the auction house (actually Blizzard is shutting that down totally in March) but the game does have more frequent rare loot drops. Definately been a long time coming to finally play this despite some PC graphics card bullshit.

Also been playing Dragon's Crown, Tales of Xillia and also I just had to buy the Miku game. I know GTA V is now out but I got too much gaming backlog on my hands so it can wait, maybe I'll have my brother get it for me on X-Mas. wink.gif

Posted by: Random Wanderer Sep 18 2013, 07:08 PM
QUOTE (VasHtheStampede @ Sep 18 2013, 12:20 AM)
Sure it doesn't have the auction house (actually Blizzard is shutting that down totally in March) but the game does have more frequent rare loot drops.

Now if they'll just get that feature patched into the original version so that we don't have to raid the auction house just to have level-appropriate gear, everything will be good.

Posted by: omoikane Sep 19 2013, 02:30 PM
I'm going to assume that's happening in due time.

I played ironclad tactics the other day. lane based ccg sort of a deal.

Posted by: soup or man Oct 2 2013, 04:29 PM
Playing Tales of Xillia. I'm about 15 hours in so far but a lot of that has been grinding and leveling up. It seems like it'll be a good entry in the Tales series and I'm already enjoying it more than Graces f, but I don't think it's gonna end up being better than Vesperia. With Vesperia being my favorite title of the franchise I compare everything else to it. And thus far the music, visuals, character development and character personalities just aren't as appealing to me, though I really do like Alvin. However, I still have a long ways to go so that could all change.

I also started Kingdom Hearts Final Mix HD. It's a beautiful game in high definition. I've played Kingdom Hearts 2 multiple times and even some of the spin-off / handheld games more than once, but I've only played KH1 one time... way back in 2002. So there's a lot of that game that I've forgotten and re-playing it now is a pleasant blast from the past. I played yesterday 'til I got to Traverse Town and I keep telling myself I'm gonna finish Xillia before I go any further, but I'm really itching to play it some more.

Oh, and lol @ 358/2 days being reduced to a CG movie for this collection.

Posted by: Moridin84 Oct 10 2013, 04:31 PM
I've heard bad things but I've started playing the Game of Thrones RPG. It's actually pretty good. The plot is interesting and the game isn't getting in the way of it.

The plot all happens before the start of the books. You get to play two different characters. Alternating between them per game "chapter".

Mors, a man of the night watch and something of a John McClane. Currently on a mission from Jon Arryn (after chasing down and beheading a deserter, fighting some wildings and almost being Boromir-ed) to pick up some woman from a whorehouse. A COMPLETE MYSTERY RIGHT?

Aleister, the eldest son of house which is a vassal of the Lannisters. After Robert's rebellion he disappeared off the Braavos for 15 years to become a red priest (you can set people on fire), only coming back to attend his father's funeral. Turns out his father let the place go to ruin (he has a sister who was trying to keep it all together but couldn't on account of being female) and the peasants started a revolt which he had to fix. Then he has to go to Kings Landing to "claim his inheritance" because it seems that Cersei's solution to fixing the lack of male heirs was to marry off the sister to her half brother. CERSEI SOLUTION.

A lot more fun then - "You lived peacefully in a village until it burned and then somehow saved the whole from EVIL".

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Nov 4 2013, 10:41 AM
Shadow Warrior. Flailing melee weapons around in first person has never been so satisfying. So gonna get repetitive strain injury from all the double direction taps needed to use special moves though.

Though I've been falling back on guns more and more as the game gets more unforgiving. When Circle of Steel + lifesteal isn't enough, then you just gotta kite and gun.

Posted by: Random Wanderer Nov 10 2013, 09:46 PM
Sacred 2. It's sort of Diablo meets Elder Scrolls, but with way fewer tutorials than either. It's a good idea to look up how to play it before trying, both to find out what all the fancy-looking things in the GUI mean, and so you don't screw yourself over when leveling and using runes to level combat arts, because it's real easy to do if you're not careful.

Also, a friend got me into Mechwarrior Online. I'm not very good at it yet, but I've finally found a mech build that, when played properly, has allowed me to not suck quite so badly.

Posted by: omoikane Nov 10 2013, 11:23 PM
FFXIV. If you guys play let me know which server yall on.

Posted by: Neko_Len Nov 15 2013, 12:50 PM
Forza 4 and Horizon. Sadly I cant afford a XB1 for awhile, cuz FM 5 looks and sounds all kinds of sexy...

http://s57.photobucket.com/user/nekoshirosoup/media/503829a8-19d1-478e-9872-14a195c47bbf.jpg.html

Posted by: omoikane Nov 15 2013, 12:55 PM
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Posted by: Neko_Len Nov 15 2013, 01:31 PM
oddly, im actually getting better at that turn. as long as i am not in an LMP...

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Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Nov 15 2013, 08:29 PM
QUOTE (Random Wanderer @ Nov 11 2013, 03:46 AM)
Also, a friend got me into Mechwarrior Online. I'm not very good at it yet, but I've finally found a mech build that, when played properly, has allowed me to not suck quite so badly.

I've been rolling around in my Victor-9S after a long time as a Jenner F. My two friends roll a twin Gauss Jager and a Cataphract that's just a random mess.

Those XL-Engines cost way too much. Thinking of getting a Trebuchet and kitting it up with SRMs. What are you rolling in?

Posted by: Random Wanderer Nov 17 2013, 11:19 AM
QUOTE (DaRk_KnIgHt @ Nov 15 2013, 10:29 PM)
I've been rolling around in my Victor-9S after a long time as a Jenner F. My two friends roll a twin Gauss Jager and a Cataphract that's just a random mess.

Those XL-Engines cost way too much. Thinking of getting a Trebuchet and kitting it up with SRMs. What are you rolling in?

Almost anything that sounds like a good build. A lot of the fun for me is trying different mechs and different builds and seeing how they turn out. I haven't had much luck with snipers, so I'm mostly running brawling builds on heavies and an assault. They've ended up turning out pretty similar (which annoys me a bit), once I discovered that certain builds seem to allow me to win, while most other things leave me wrecked.

I've got a Jagermech JM6-S with 2 LB 10-X ACs, 2 machineguns, and 4 medium lasers; a Jagermech JM6-DD with 2 AC/2s and 2 AC/5s; 3 Cataphracts with various mixtures of laser and atuocannon armament, including the Ilya Muromets hero version which lets me mount 3 LB 10-Xs at once; an Atlas with an AC/20, 2 medium lasers, and some mixed SRMs; and I just recently bought a spider to experiment with a completely different playstyle: it has 3 medium pulse lasers. I have also experimented with a Highlander, an Awesome, a Raven, a Cicada, a Catapult, a third Jagermech, and a Hunchback, all of which I have since sold to earn money for parts for the current mechs.

As I said, playing around with builds is a lot of the fun for me. happy.gif

Oh, and I agree on the cost of XL engines. You can buy an entire medium mech for less than the cost of some of those XL engines.

Posted by: Echo Nov 17 2013, 02:22 PM
My gaming group just ran out of games we can all play (4 people, co-op preferred) after a little of everything - L4D2 and Payday2 were the most recent.

Now I'm back to rolling around in World of Tanks (hadn't played since 7.5), stinking up the place with my horrible gameplay. It's sort of like golf, really... only takes 1 really good game to make me forget the 10 bad ones that came before it. Most of my really good replays still take place when I'm on the losing side.

Posted by: Char Dec 1 2013, 08:03 AM
Currently chasing people and being chased in Need For Speed Rivals~

Posted by: GunStyker23 Dec 11 2013, 11:02 PM
http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/470920662395479117/35E9989979F00DD6BDC2B8EF0C248498F90C9509/ Straight up, full of http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/468667773272356334/806AC862767FADDEFAF45C31EEE0CF7DC4AE82AF/ and other UFO busting goodness.

Even added a Megatokyo character as one of my soldiers...

Posted by: E-l337 Dec 12 2013, 10:36 AM
I've pretty much given up on DMC4. Managing to get my PS3 controller working with it on PC does not make the game any less terribly aggravating to play.

Also, I've been playing Resident Evil: Revelations, which is better than I expected. Which is also to say, a hell of a lot better than DMC4.

Seriously Capcom, what the hell have you been doing the last six years? Thank god for Steam sales making your 'popular' titles cheap as fuck because I would've been super pissed if I bought these at full retail.

Posted by: SabertoothSnail666 Dec 30 2013, 09:49 AM
ATM I am playing:

Planetside 2

Lord of the Rings Online

And a little of APB Reloaded

Finished Playing:

GTA 5

Skyrim (there is literally nothing left for me to do)

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Posted by: Char Dec 30 2013, 11:43 PM
Just beat Max Payne 3 because of the Steam sale, I felt it was an epic piece of shit but probably because I chose to play on Hard.

Posted by: Buster Wolf Dec 31 2013, 02:34 PM
I got the Metal Gear Legacy Collection for Christmas. I already own physical copies of all the Metal Gear games, but I never did get Substance or Subsistence, so having those are nice, especially in HD. I'm also pleased to see that those rare digital graphic novels are on here. I have the original MGS for PSX but one thing I was looking forward to doing when I opened this was playing through the game on my Vita. Unfortunately, the digital version of MGS can only be played on your PS3. Hopefully they make it playable for the Vita soon, as I would thoroughly enjoy that. So I started with Metal Gear Solid 2, since it is my least-played numbered game in the franchise. I played it twice way back when it originally came out and haven't touched it since, so it's cool rediscovering things in it that I had forgotten about.

Not sure which one I'll go to after this. I've played Snake Eater probably a dozen times and it hasn't been long since I did my second playthrough of Peace Walker on PSP. Heh, who am I kidding, I'll play 3 again next.

Posted by: Moridin84 Dec 31 2013, 08:19 PM
Been playing way, way too much Crusader Kings 2. I haven't been hit this badly with "just one more turn" in years, if ever. It's just so much fun.

After conquering over half of the map with Ireland I decided to import save game into Europa Universalis 4, just to see what it's like to be that overpowered.

And well... now I remember why I've only put 20 hours into EU4 vs. my 100 hours into CK2. EU4 really punishes you for doing well (diplomatically via aggressive expansion and internally via over expansion). Combat is also a pain. It's all attrition based, forcing you to use small armies and fight the same battles over and over again until the other guy runs out of manpower.

Posted by: SabertoothSnail666 Jan 30 2014, 11:15 AM
Sooooo is anyone else hyped for The Elder Scrolls Online?? happy.gif I know i am!

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Feb 7 2014, 12:08 AM
Started playing Loadout. Its kinda amusing for a while but I forsee it getting old very fast.

Besides that, the usual slogging through my multiplayer games due to the recent drought of big single player PC titles.

Been playing more MWO. Elited my Jenner and have made the transition into a true light pilot. Made a LRM boat out of a Battlemaster for when my connection cops out or my brain dies. Also new UI sucks so much donkey dicks.

Posted by: Moridin84 Mar 17 2014, 01:01 PM
Was playing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katawa_Shoujo. Was interesting, kind of see why it's got such fanbase (still? I dunno). Finished 3 routes so far, Lily, Hanako, Shizue. Thinking of doing the Emi route and then skipping Rin. Or I might just stop right now.

Before that I was playing more masculine games such as Dishonored and Thief (2014). With Dishonored I got to the last mission before getting bored. Thief I think I'm on the 4th chapter. I'd play more but I've kind of gotten sick of having to constantly sneak through the city to get to the actual mission areas, which are generally fun, if a bit easy.

After Katawaa Shoujo was I thinking of playing Analogue: A Hate Story. I actually downloaded the two at the same time but never played them, so they are connected in my mind.

Posted by: soup or man Mar 19 2014, 12:54 PM
I played Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and FFX HD pretty much all day yesterday. I finished the main mission in Ground Zeroes in just about 3 1/2 hours, but that was playing very stealthily and kinda sorta searching for XOF patches and just playing around with the game mechanics in general. But I went right back to it after putting a few hours into FFX. Overall I'm happy with my GZ purchases (I got it for both PS4 and Xbone) and I think it'll keep me entertained for a quite a while since I usually try to do everything in Metal Gear games, being that it's my favorite videogame franchise.

Revisiting FFX has been a delightful blast from the past. Story-wise, it's my favorite FF title. The game holds up really well and I've fallen in love with the soundtrack all over again. I plan on putting another big chunk of time into it later today. Here's to hoping for more art book packed games from Square in the future; I really dig those. On a side note: Seeing how well X came out in HD makes me very hopeful for a XII remaster.

I've also been playing Titanfall. Save for the framerate drops and screen tearing, I find it a very enjoyable experience despite the fact that I feel like I suck at it. The only FP shooters I've ever been good at (and I don't play many) are Halo and GoldenEye.

Posted by: omoikane Mar 19 2014, 02:18 PM
IM@S Million Live. I see why this game sucks money like a vacuum cleaner.

Posted by: hoolibas Mar 21 2014, 11:32 AM
FFXIV: ARR (super part time - about to cancel sub)
World of Tanks (yeah, yeah.. Panzer Vor!)
Just pre-ordered Wildstar

Posted by: soup or man Mar 21 2014, 08:40 PM
Picked up inFAMOUS Second Son limited edition today. I think it's the most fun I've had on my PS4 yet... and I've had lots of fun on my PS4.

Posted by: Char Mar 27 2014, 11:20 PM
I'm the only person I know playing Reaper of Souls~

Posted by: Random Wanderer Mar 28 2014, 12:03 PM
QUOTE (Char @ Mar 28 2014, 12:20 AM)
I'm the only person I know playing Reaper of Souls~

Just acquired my copy today.

Posted by: Char Apr 6 2014, 06:05 PM
and I just realized some friends of mine were playing!

Smacking stuff around with my Barbarian is quite enjoyable stress relief~

Posted by: omoikane Apr 6 2014, 06:47 PM
welp, losing your 3DS is such a pain in the ass that i probably would have never gotten a second one if not for the whole devotion to anime waifu aspect of Love Plus. but now instead I'm playing Bravely Default again, only put in 10 hours in my lost save so it's not a big deal.

1025-7959-9155

Posted by: Genshie Apr 13 2014, 06:34 AM
Welp since I am currently unemployed, have little to no money, and have to rely on a once a month allowance which hardly covers for anything I get by with replaying some games, humble bundles, and rpg maker horror games. (And the ever once in a while episodic Wolf Among Us and Walking Dead Season 2) I will so be getting Child of Light and I think I will be picking up Ni no Kuni. Right now playing through Steins;Gate VN, CHAOS;HEAD, and Katawa Shoujo. I would so hunt down Robotic;Notes except it being only on consoles and in Japanese. (Don't expect a fan translation for that ever) I really need to play the two old Thief games I picked up.


Posted by: SabertoothSnail666 Apr 19 2014, 06:08 AM
I have been looking at Tribes Ascend for quite some time now and it looks pretty decent, I am downloading it now and will probably play it later on today.... But ATM I am playing Mount & Blade Warband (probably on om my all time favorite RPG's Obviously excluding the obvious like Skyrim , etc ... ) laugh.gif

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Apr 19 2014, 08:50 PM
Tribes Ascend hasn't been updated for ages and it seems Hi-Rez is putting their effort into Smite. Take that as you will.

I played Tribes Ascend a while back. It was fairly grindy and kinda silly in that you had to unlock the Spinfusor for the most basic class. Also machineguns everywhere, though you wouldn't touch those if you had better options unlocked. Short ranged bullets with travel time don't do a whole lot against jetpack skiiers.




Posted by: SabertoothSnail666 Apr 21 2014, 08:37 PM
Yeah DaRk_KnIgHt I guess u r right wink.gif
The game is pretty well actually VERY P2W which kinda sucks but if u r any good at FPS games all it takes is a couple of hours and you will be wrecking everyone, I mean I have played it for about 6-7 hours (I have only had it for 3 or so days tongue.gif ) and I am pretty much bored already because the gameplay is boring .... I mean the Skiing is a cool concept and Hi-Rez pulled it off well but other than that it's just a fast paced shooter unsure.gif

Peace...

~SabertoothSnail666

Posted by: Char Apr 27 2014, 06:44 PM
Back and forth between Diablo 3 and Minecraft~

Posted by: omoikane May 1 2014, 02:18 PM
just bought totori in the PSN sale.
i'll never play it at this rate with all these games. still have to import the all mighty GF into the new 3ds...

Posted by: Darkanedreaper May 21 2014, 04:59 AM
I usually play random games I own on steam:
Cry of Fear
Half-Life
Half-Life 2 Episode 2
Aliens versus Predator (classic 2000)
Aliens versus Predator (2010)
Metro 2033
Defcon
Halo 2 Vista (windows live)
and some others I can't think of off the top of my head.

Posted by: Xelfixtheimmortal May 28 2014, 07:24 AM
I'm about to start FFtactics, but I've recently finished Final fantasy V and Pokémon FireRed. Can you tell I use emulators?

Posted by: Magusman May 28 2014, 07:07 PM
Been playing a lot of Mount & Blade: Warband lately. Can't wait for Bannerlord!

Posted by: Genshie May 29 2014, 02:14 AM
QUOTE (Xelfixtheimmortal @ May 28 2014, 07:24 AM)
I'm about to start FFtactics, but I've recently finished Final fantasy V and Pokémon FireRed. Can you tell I use emulators?

For certain old games that is a must now unless you are willing to put down over $100 for certain titles. However, if it is like those games you can find those reasonably priced or ported on something else. (FF V is like on everything. Yeah an exaggeration to a small degree but Square Enix has been on a role with porting all their titles now.)

Posted by: Xelfixtheimmortal May 29 2014, 05:58 AM
QUOTE (Genshie @ May 29 2014, 02:14 AM)
For certain old games that is a must now unless you are willing to put down over $100 for certain titles. However, if it is like those games you can find those reasonably priced or ported on something else. (FF V is like on everything. Yeah an exaggeration to a small degree but Square Enix has been on a role with porting all their titles now.)

I always prefer emulators because they're free and I'm a cheapskate, but if they made a really good remake of one of my favorite games I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

Posted by: Moridin84 Jun 1 2014, 08:53 AM
Started up X-COM again, using the new expansion. Just as stuff and the new stuff added a bit of spice. Played it on Classic and it was pretty easy. The trick is to build lots of satellites, rush carapace armour and reload anytime anymore of Sergeant dies.

Gave X-Rebirth another shot, with their new "2.0 secret missions ". It was fine. up until after the prison ship thing where I'm suppose to trade some food supplies. It should be a pretty trivial thing but the two ships I was given refused to actually do the trading. They said "OK" to it and it went under "Planned Trips" but they just waited indefinitely. Wasted a few hours trying to get them to do it. Really really frustrating, I'm just going to give up.

Posted by: Char Jun 1 2014, 10:25 AM
Watch Dogs!

Posted by: Smirnoff Jul 4 2014, 10:23 AM
Guild Wars 2 off and on. I got a little bored with it, but I keep logging on to see what Living World updates bring.

Other than that, not much. Sometimes I fire up old games on emulators. (8/16 bit stuff).


Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Jul 5 2014, 07:58 PM
Picked up Sleeping Dogs during the Steam Summer Sale, for the full DLC experience. The DLC was meh. But being able to stungun and arrest people was funny as shit.

Posted by: Xavon Jul 14 2014, 08:31 PM
Shovel Knight
Battle Princess of Arcadias

Posted by: Char Jul 21 2014, 11:11 PM
Just bought the ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection, which also came with Journey and some Flower game. I think the name was "artistic collection" or something~

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Aug 4 2014, 08:54 AM
Trails. Much fun. Haven't JRPG-ed in so long.

Posted by: Char Aug 14 2014, 12:08 AM
All Minecraft now, network play on LAN with the fiancée~

Posted by: Xelfixtheimmortal Sep 11 2014, 09:04 AM
Dragon quest IX, using a female celestrian named reine.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Sep 13 2014, 12:03 AM
Just finished Wolfenstein: The New Order. It was pretty fun. Enjoyed cutting dong shaped holes in fences cause what do you expect. Very gibby and visceral. Last boss was somewhat underwhelming, hosed him down with dual rocket launchers until I ran outta rockets and then hosed the rest of him down with dual lasers while chucking grenades at him at any opportunity.

Nothing like decimating a hallway of Nazis with dual wielded automatic shotguns.

Posted by: Char Sep 15 2014, 12:09 AM
After 1 month, now playing Teh Sims 4~

Posted by: Genshie Sep 16 2014, 01:42 AM
Took a break from my youtube channel so that I can save up some money for some equipment. (Got logitech c920 webcam and now saving up for the previous Elgato game capture card)

As of now I am playing through South Park Stick of Truth (which is awesome by the way) and after that Banner Saga along with games that I am recording on my channel.

Adding On: I forgot to say Okami HD for PS3 which is also amazing.

Posted by: Xavon Sep 20 2014, 01:46 PM
Tales of Xillia 2
Azure Striker Gunvolt
Hex (at least once a week for a draft)

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Sep 21 2014, 04:00 AM
Wasteland 2. Kayne West, Isaiah Mustafah, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tsubomi, vs post apocalyptic Arizona.

If I ever get around a second playthrough I think I would build a better party. SMGs and Shotguns sure are very useless. Still I'm having fun, having been hankering for a new dose of the Fallout 2 experience. Savescumming on those lockpicks ahoy.


Posted by: Genshie Sep 23 2014, 12:03 PM
QUOTE (DaRk_KnIgHt @ Aug 4 2014, 08:54 AM)
Trails. Much fun. Haven't JRPG-ed in so long.

I don't get it what is so great about this game? (Not a slam on it. Honestly curious.)

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Sep 28 2014, 11:29 AM
It's just a very decent competent JRPG. Nothing too special about it, but its something I have not had in a while.

Posted by: Xavon Oct 1 2014, 06:27 PM
Hyrule Warriors. And it is awesome (IMO, natch)

Posted by: omoikane Oct 2 2014, 01:22 PM
Lots of OFA again after on and off. finally producer rank gold and firmly in the end game, although I still have just IE for Chihaya left to clear. Already got S3 rank for 2 out of 13 :/

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Oct 6 2014, 07:59 AM
Robocraft. It's not particularly well balanced and is full of bums but it's just really fun somehow. When the servers work anyway. Also phallic cars.

I think my hovercraft has found a good spot in T4. I kinda dread upgrading it with new parts cause of how easily they lose their balance. Which takes a lot of load reallocating and futzing around to fix.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Oct 30 2014, 07:17 AM
Finished The Last Story. It was fun while it lasted but I don't think much of it.

Posted by: Xelfixtheimmortal Oct 30 2014, 09:38 AM
I've been playing super smash bros. and just about every free demo on nintendo eshop.

Posted by: Moridin84 Nov 2 2014, 06:04 PM
QUOTE (DaRk_KnIgHt @ Sep 21 2014, 10:00 AM)
Wasteland 2. Kayne West, Isaiah Mustafah, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tsubomi, vs post apocalyptic Arizona.

If I ever get around a second playthrough I think I would build a better party. SMGs and Shotguns sure are very useless. Still I'm having fun, having been hankering for a new dose of the Fallout 2 experience. Savescumming on those lockpicks ahoy.

Just finished it myself. Was pretty fun.

I ended up abandoning my first game at Damota. Two of my team of 4 were melee and so were a lot of my NPCs. Taking down all those robots was taking forever. I was doing okay with Angela left but...

My new team consisted of a Assault Rifle, Sniper Rifle/Pistol (pistol for early on for ammo consumption), Shotgun/Blunt (my medic), and SMG/Energy. Everyone single member had 8 intelligence and a combat initiative of 12.

- SMGs are alright against low armoured guys but tend to eat a lot of bullets. Energy weapons are awesome against high armoured guys (robots basically) but are almost completely worthless against everyone else.
- Shotguns are alright and Blunt seems to be pretty solid throughout the game. Actually, late game blunt damage is pretty insane. This character was the medic so I just wanted her fast and have a decent amount of health so close range stuff made the most sense. Actually thinking about it... I ended up using Blunt a lot more than I using Shotgun with my medic.
- Assault Rifles and Sniper Rifles are basically the best but end up sharing the same ammo. Two Assault Rifle guys would be great, but you also get Angela so you'd end up with 3 Assault Rifle characters until she leaves.

Next game I might do something like Assault Rifle/Pistol, Sniper Rifle/Pistol, Blunt/SMG (medic again), Energy/Assault Rifle.

While I have Angela around the first Assault Rifle guy will use his pistol only and once Angela leaves he'll go full-time Assault Rifle. The second Assault Rifle guy can switch to energy when fighting robots and assault otherwise, unlike SMG most energy weapons have decent range so it's a better match. The Blunt/SMG works out because if I'm low on ammo I can use Blunt but if I want to hide behind cover then using SMG at a distance will always be an option.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Nov 5 2014, 05:26 AM
I almost abandoned my game after figuring out that half my party was useless. I kinda stuck with them and dealt with it.

My team ended up being AR/Sniper Medic, AR/Shotgun, Pistol/Blade and SMG/Energy.

I kept Rose and Scotchmo till the end. Had Rose be AR/Pistol/Medic and Hobo was Shotgun/Energy. I kinda floundered about the last party member and I kinda just settled on Corran Cain. I kept him on blades and specced him a bit in heavy. Wish I picked up Angela earlier, I only got her after I did the Ag Center, which I was suffering a fair bit in and made a few character spec options to make up for my dwindling ammo supplies.

ARs are pretty much best weapon. I think they make Sniper Rifles obsolete even. With the correct weapon mods, they can reach just about as far. With the right stats, high accuracy 3-shot bursts across the map. I had no reason to take a shot from my Anti-Materiel Rifle when I could just do a 3-shot burst with the G41.

Pistol/SMG are kinda alright as backup for when shit gets close. SMGs are pretty AP heavy, so I think I prefer pistols as the short range backup. That or melee, which I sorta messed with in places.

Energy is pretty good, though weird with their inverse damage vs armour dealy. Though you can kinda get around it by using two tiers of energy weapons. Also very nasty when your enemies use them. There was a certain ambush in the game where I just got obliterated. Then I went back wearing no armour. Cakewalk. Energy weapons only really found their stride with me with the Meson Cannon. Upgraded to the Neutron Projector and stuck with it. Found Death Rays but didn't like the AP increase. Preferred to shoot multiple times with the Projector.

Shotguns are largely pretty crap but there are a few moments in the game where they can be pretty boss. The Over/Under shotgun was brilliant when I got it. Even though it was two shots only, the super low AP cost let me unload like mad. The Jackhammer at the very end is pretty dope, but you don't got much chance to use it. Tight chokes also make it easier to deal with.

If I played again... I'd probably have everybody on ARs as primary with pistol/bladed/blunt/energy as backup. Though end game, I found ARs outperforming Energy even on heavy targets. Ammo might be tight, but eh. Just sell off more crap and buy more.

I also liked how you could just compsci enemy robots. I did that a lot, cause shit some of the robot hordes were just a bit too much.

I wonder if they fixed illogical weapon jamming. They did say they were lowering the chance, but revolvers, double barreled shotguns and blunderbusses shouldn't be jamming. If they are going to jam, let me use a magazine mod on them then =P


Posted by: Moridin84 Nov 6 2014, 04:07 PM
QUOTE (DaRk_KnIgHt @ Nov 5 2014, 11:26 AM)
I almost abandoned my game after figuring out that half my party was useless. I kinda stuck with them and dealt with it.

My team ended up being AR/Sniper Medic, AR/Shotgun, Pistol/Blade and SMG/Energy.

I kept Rose and Scotchmo till the end. Had Rose be AR/Pistol/Medic and Hobo was Shotgun/Energy. I kinda floundered about the last party member and I kinda just settled on Corran Cain. I kept him on blades and specced him a bit in heavy. Wish I picked up Angela earlier, I only got her after I did the Ag Center, which I was suffering a fair bit in and made a few character spec options to make up for my dwindling ammo supplies.

ARs are pretty much best weapon. I think they make Sniper Rifles obsolete even. With the correct weapon mods, they can reach just about as far. With the right stats,  high accuracy 3-shot bursts across the map. I had no reason to take a shot from my Anti-Materiel Rifle when I could just do a 3-shot burst with the G41.

Pistol/SMG are kinda alright as backup for when shit gets close. SMGs are pretty AP heavy, so I think I prefer pistols as the short range backup. That or melee, which I sorta messed with in places.

Energy is pretty good, though weird with their inverse damage vs armour dealy. Though you can kinda get around it by using two tiers of energy weapons. Also very nasty when your enemies use them. There was a certain ambush in the game where I just got obliterated. Then I went back wearing no armour. Cakewalk. Energy weapons only really found their stride with me with the Meson Cannon. Upgraded to the Neutron Projector and stuck with it. Found Death Rays but didn't like the AP increase. Preferred to shoot multiple times with the Projector. 

Shotguns are largely pretty crap but there are a few moments in the game where they can be pretty boss. The Over/Under shotgun was brilliant when I got it. Even though it was two shots only, the super low AP cost let me unload like mad. The Jackhammer at the very end is pretty dope, but you don't got much chance to use it. Tight chokes also make it easier to deal with.

If I played again... I'd probably have everybody on ARs as primary with pistol/bladed/blunt/energy as backup. Though end game, I found ARs outperforming Energy even on heavy targets. Ammo might be tight, but eh. Just sell off more crap and buy more.

I also liked how you could just compsci enemy robots. I did that a lot, cause shit some of the robot hordes were just a bit too much.

I wonder if they fixed illogical weapon jamming. They did say they were lowering the chance, but revolvers, double barreled shotguns and blunderbusses shouldn't be jamming. If they are going to jam, let me use a magazine mod on them then =P

AR/Sniper seems a bit pointless, better to go with one or the another.

To be honest I'm not sure whether the Anti-Material rifle is worth it, since it uses 7AP. I can do more damage with 2 5AP shots. Though obviously you need to get a person up to 10 AP for that.

I had Scotchmo for a while, but I already had a shotgun guy and a lockpick/safe cracking guy. I ended up switching him out for Lex (cyber melee guy). I read some spoilers about the last fight so I switched him out with Ertan (melee/heavy weapons) once I met him. Ertan is pretty good actually, though heavy weapons were more of a backup weapon for serious situations, what with how much ammo it used.

I went with hightown so I ended up getting the girl in the cage and using her as a second sniper, she did pretty well. I didn't bother giving her a pistol so the sniper rifle was her only weapon. Makes me wonder whether pistols are worth speccing into at all for the sniper, maybe just 2 or 3 points?

The last one I used was Chisel, blunt weapon guy I picked up in rail gun. He ended up being pretty cool, taking out robots in two turns in the end, sometimes even just one with crits. I'll definitely use him again.

Next time around I'll save the Ag Center. Thinking of using Rose until I get Brother Thomas in LA, since there's there deal with the end boss.

Ran into that same ambush. Just after I put power armour on most of my squad took. Took off my armour to deal with it. Won't bother with power armour next time, that combat penalty makes it worthless anyway.

I think it would be fairly difficult to get enough ammo so that everyone can ARs, even if you spend all your money on ammo. Then again, I generally avoided spending again on ammo until I got to LA, where I had no choice. Still, it seems pretty expensive.

Everything seems to have about 2% chance to jam now, according to the stats on the weapons.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Nov 7 2014, 01:04 PM
Heavy armour is alright if your character's strength is high enough to minimize the speed reduction. Need a few points over the requirement, otherwise enjoy getting double-triple turned.

AR/Sniper is definitely totally a useless combination. But ey, when I first started the game I was like oh gotta have a mid range and a looong range and the medic can hang back and be fire support or some dog.

AM-Rifle totally isn't worth it. I can let rip a 3-shot burst for 6AP and way more damage. At that point in the game, having high accuracy 3-shot bursts at long range were a thing already. Not to mention the ammo isn't exactly plentiful nor is the gun common so why bother going out of the way to equip it.

Overall I see little reason to use Sniper Rifles besides, well found this ammo gotta use it? I guess it's better for pre-combat shots due to raw single shot damage. But it's not like you can pull multiple shots on different targets pre-combat(not that I know of). So with your whole party just alpha striking one poor mook, not gonna make a difference.

I pretty much bought more and more ammo as the game progressed anyway. Could probably make a full AR team work. No doubt early game I'd have a clear cut group of pistolers/melee up front with ARs hanging back. Towards the end, resources are way more plentiful. Wouldn't be a problem to outfit everybody.

Pistols or some melee weapon are good to have for any rifle user due to the point blank accuracy penalty. Shit does happen. Though when I played, there was that bug where enemies would move stupid impossible distances so there was that too. I read that they fixed it so it's probably a lot easier to keep enemies away.

I found out about Rose before the end boss, but by then I couldn't be arsed speccing into a new NPC and just rolled with it. And unequipped her before the fight so she wouldn't kick everybody's ass with that G41. Her high intelligence does make her very useful, you can spec her to do so many things.


Posted by: Moridin84 Nov 8 2014, 12:44 PM
QUOTE (DaRk_KnIgHt @ Nov 7 2014, 07:04 PM)
Heavy armour is alright if your character's strength is high enough to minimize the speed reduction. Need a few points over the requirement, otherwise enjoy getting double-triple turned.

AR/Sniper is definitely totally a useless combination. But ey, when I first started the game I was like oh gotta have a mid range and a looong range and the medic can hang back and be fire support or some dog.

AM-Rifle totally isn't worth it. I can let rip a 3-shot burst for 6AP and way more damage. At that point in the game, having high accuracy 3-shot bursts at long range were a thing already. Not to mention the ammo isn't exactly plentiful nor is the gun common so why bother going out of the way to equip it.

Overall I see little reason to use Sniper Rifles besides, well found this ammo gotta use it? I guess it's better for pre-combat shots due to raw single shot damage. But it's not like you can pull multiple shots on different targets pre-combat(not that I know of). So with your whole party just alpha striking one poor mook, not gonna make a difference.

I pretty much bought more and more ammo as the game progressed anyway. Could probably make a full AR team work. No doubt early game I'd have a clear cut group of pistolers/melee up front with ARs hanging back. Towards the end, resources are way more plentiful. Wouldn't be a problem to outfit everybody.

Pistols or some melee weapon are good to have for any rifle user due to the point blank accuracy penalty. Shit does happen. Though when I played, there was that bug where enemies would move stupid impossible distances so there was that too. I read that they fixed it so it's probably a lot easier to keep enemies away.

I found out about Rose before the end boss, but by then I couldn't be arsed speccing into a new NPC and just rolled with it. And unequipped her before the fight so she wouldn't kick everybody's ass with that G41. Her high intelligence does make her very useful, you can spec her to do so many things.

I was using power armour which has a constant speed penalty regardless of strength. Total waste of money.

AM-Rifle isn't great but with previous sniper rifles you can get two shots off if you have 10AP. Fairly certain that gives more damage than a burst shot from a sniper rifle. In any case, ARs don't get up to the same level as sniper rifles until end-game.

Not sure why you are putting pistols and melee in the same league. Never used a whole lot of pistols, but my blunt guy's damage probably matched in AR rifle guy's damage later on.

"Brother Thomas" has high medic/surgeon/pistol skills. Probably designed as a Rose replacement in the first place.

Posted by: Wavehawk Nov 12 2014, 06:39 AM
Bought 2ndhand Street Fighter IV for the office X360. Mainly because I'm sick of everybody only playing FIFA2012/2013/2014 on it all the time..

...and whenever I get a complete and absolute fuckinthenuts moron customer on the line it usually helps to relieve stress d\uring breaktime by beating the crap out of characters onscreen.

Posted by: Char Nov 12 2014, 07:53 PM
Trying to play me some CoD: Advanced Warfare~ but the 4 year old graphics card is starting to show its age. Things don't look that shiny

Posted by: Wavehawk Nov 13 2014, 04:17 AM
Bad day. Stress relief using SAGAT on SFIV.

Broke the X360 controller.

I am in deep shit with the other guys at work now.

Posted by: Moridin84 Nov 13 2014, 08:04 AM
Oh that reminded me to by an XBOX 360 controller myself. I don't have an XBOX but some console game ports (e.g. DMC) pretty much require a console controller. I've been using my PS3 one, but it's not really that well supposed on the PC, hopefully the XBOX 360 one, being Microsoft and all, will work out better.

Posted by: Xelfixtheimmortal Nov 13 2014, 02:40 PM
QUOTE (Moridin84 @ Nov 13 2014, 08:04 AM)
Oh that reminded me to by an XBOX 360 controller myself. I don't have an XBOX but some console game ports (e.g. DMC) pretty much require a console controller. I've been using my PS3 one, but it's not really that well supposed on the PC, hopefully the XBOX 360 one, being Microsoft and all, will work out better.

If you're getting a pc controller I'd recommend a Logitech usb controller. I've had one for a while and it hasn't failed me yet. I don't know the model number or anything though, so I can't tell you which one mine is specifically, but I'm sure you can find a good one. I have a friend who swears by Thrustmaster, but I disagree. And the name. Such a terrible name.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Nov 16 2014, 09:18 AM
Valkyria Chronicles. It's kinda fun but also kinda frustrating in some sorta derp ways. Like how cover gives you critical/headshot immunity even if you're attacking them from behind.

Don't really like the whole getting shot while you're taking your turn thing. The enemy ends their turns promptly and usually don't get shafted by your interception fire. You on the other haaaand, can choose a character to use and have them hosed right off the bat.

The presentation of using your characters manually in third person view is nice and adds a degree of immersion but functionally it does leave more to be desired and isn't really that different from the usual top down approach. Not like your aim or reflexes matter a whole damn lot. Might like it better if it just had X-Com gameplay.




Posted by: Moridin84 Nov 16 2014, 05:41 PM
Started a new game of Wasteland 2. It's cool that this game actually has a fun combat system, that I actually want to replay the game to try out different skills. Since normally with RPGs I player for the story. I might have already said this? Probably a good thing because I don't think the characters really engage me to the same level as Bioware / Obsidian RPGs.

My new team is AR/Pistol, Brawling, AR/Energy and Sniper/Pistol.

Gave all of them but the Brawling one 10 INT, only gave him 4 INT. Instead I gave him 6 CHA and used him to provide the leadership bonus. Seems like CHA increases the radius of the Leadership ability so it's definitely required. And the Leadership thing is actually really good, at rank 6 everyone gets +12% chance to hit and -30% rogue chance. I get shocked when NPCs actually go rogue now.

Having 10 INT on most of your characters is really amazing, you can pile up all the skills. And I still wish I had more skills.

Assault Rifles are pretty ridiculous, easy to see now that I'm going through the game again. Especially when you can buy an M-16, the best AR in Arizona from the Ranger Central for 485 dollars. It is difficult to keep even two AR guys up with enough ammo, on top of buying the various other things you need. And I was even having trouble keeping Rose and my AR/Pistol guy with enough pistol ammo.

I ended up using Takayuki instead of Chisel this game. Partially because I wanted to see if he came up with any interesting dialogue during the game, partially because he has half the rogue chance of Chizel and partially because I actually ran into him first (I think?). I'll see how much I'll suffer by having a blade guy instead of a blunt guy in the late game.

I'm actually playing the game one difficulty up, Ranger instead of Seasoned, but it feels much, much easier.

QUOTE

If you're getting a pc controller I'd recommend a Logitech usb controller. I've had one for a while and it hasn't failed me yet. I don't know the model number or anything though, so I can't tell you which one mine is specifically, but I'm sure you can find a good one. I have a friend who swears by Thrustmaster, but I disagree. And the name. Such a terrible name.

Yeah I had already brought the XBOX controller at the time I made the post. Thanks for the advice though.

QUOTE (DaRk_KnIgHt @ Nov 16 2014, 03:18 PM)
Valkyria Chronicles. It's kinda fun but also kinda frustrating in some sorta derp ways. Like how cover gives you critical/headshot immunity even if you're attacking them from behind.

Don't really like the whole getting shot while you're taking your turn thing. The enemy ends their turns promptly and usually don't get shafted by your interception fire. You on the other haaaand, can choose a character to use and have them hosed right off the bat.

The presentation of using your characters manually in third person view is nice and adds a degree of immersion but functionally it does leave more to be desired and isn't really that different from the usual top down approach. Not like your aim or reflexes matter a whole damn lot. Might like it better if it just had X-Com gameplay.

Oh yeah I played that a few years ago. I had fun until I got to the mission with the giant tank. Couldn't win them mission and then every time I wanted to come back to the game, there was always that mission to get through, and I didn't really want to start from the beginning.

Maybe I should use the PC release as an excuse to try it again. Apparently it's a really good game?

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Nov 16 2014, 09:31 PM
Giant tank mission ain't hard.

Tank+lancer. 3 command points to knock each machinegun off. Fastest way to strip giant tank. Keep an engineer handy to repair your tank and never have its radiator exposed.

Didn't do it but apparently each radiator takes only one grenade to destroy. With mguns down, should be no trouble climbing a scout or engie up.

Selvaria appears with backup only after the 2nd radiator is down. If you can't get above to work, knock all radiators to low health before destroying them. Also pull troops back before taking down the second radiator.

Selvaria will get all terminator in your men but can't do shit to tank. So just park it in front of her.

Posted by: Moridin84 Nov 17 2014, 06:46 AM
Oh yeah, Selvaria I forgot about that part.

Now that I think about it, that whole mission bugs me. Before that the game like very X-COM like. Then this happens. The super tank was bad enough, but then you have this magic Valkyrie who easily wipes out your troops, except for the tank which is immune for some reason. Both of which feel, mechanically, very awkward to deal with.

There there much of that in the rest of the game?

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Nov 17 2014, 08:27 AM
Haven't beat it yet and haven't run into Selvaria again. No doubt I'll have to deal with her BS again somewhere near the end.

But yeah as I mentioned earlier, it's mechanically awkward in a lot of areas.

I don't think it deserves all the praise its getting, but eh its alright. It's probably really different to JRPG players who play little of anything else. The dressing is pretty different and all, but we got a more crude X-Com gameplay that's rough around the edges and pretty stereotypical anime writing.

Posted by: Xelfixtheimmortal Nov 17 2014, 02:13 PM
Starting up FFIII and dragonquest IX again. But nobody cares.

Posted by: Moridin84 Nov 17 2014, 02:32 PM
QUOTE (DaRk_KnIgHt @ Nov 17 2014, 02:27 PM)
Haven't beat it yet and haven't run into Selvaria again. No doubt I'll have to deal with her BS again somewhere near the end.

But yeah as I mentioned earlier, it's mechanically awkward in a lot of areas.

I don't think it deserves all the praise its getting, but eh its alright. It's probably really different to JRPG players who play little of anything else. The dressing is pretty different and all, but we got a more crude X-Com gameplay that's rough around the edges and pretty stereotypical anime writing.

Oh.

Well when you finish the game let me know how much more BS there is in the game. If it is something that happens a lot as the game goes on then I probably won't bother with it.

Posted by: Wavehawk Nov 22 2014, 06:03 AM
Good news: I didn't break the controller, it just ran out of batteries. So bought some.

What the hell happened to just plugging the goddamn thing into the console for power?

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Dec 5 2014, 01:43 AM
Stopped playing Valk cause its kinda... annoying after the novelty wears off.

Picked up X-Com Enemy Within. Time for round two yo.

MECs are hilarious. FALCOOOOWWNNNN PAAAAWWWNCH.

Wonder if its just me or is Panic more severe this time around? I fudged up getting sats in the air in favour of genetics and mecs and lost two countries. Haven't failed any missions.

Slingshot DLC kinda messes with progression. Haven't got lasers yet but I am researching plasma rifles already, cause of early Mutons. Also got fusion cores for blaster launcher research.

Posted by: Moridin84 Dec 5 2014, 05:35 AM
QUOTE (DaRk_KnIgHt @ Dec 5 2014, 07:43 AM)
Stopped playing Valk cause its kinda... annoying after the novelty wears off.

Picked up X-Com Enemy Within. Time for round two yo.

MECs are hilarious. FALCOOOOWWNNNN PAAAAWWWNCH.

Wonder if its just me or is Panic more severe this time around? I fudged up getting sats in the air in favour of genetics and mecs and lost two countries. Haven't failed any missions.

Slingshot DLC kinda messes with progression. Haven't got lasers yet but I am researching plasma rifles already, cause of early Mutons. Also got fusion cores for blaster launcher research.

The MEC punch amaaaaaaaaaaaaazing against those Chryssalids. Takes them out in one shot. Flamethrower is pretty good for taking out cover and causing panic but...

[EDIT]Also Berserkers

Don't remember panic being worse, however, with EXALT missions it should be much easier to reduce panic.

I was bored last time I went home and brought XCOM: Enemy Within on my Samsung Galaxy S5. It was actually alright to play it. Though it took me two times to get through the first mission and I failed the next one three times. Not sure if that is just me or the phone or just the sitting-on-a-chair-with-room-with-lots-of people environment.

Posted by: Xelfixtheimmortal Dec 5 2014, 06:57 AM
I've been playing super smash bros. A lot. Someone should stop me.

I play various characters, but my mains are Ike, Zero Suit Samus, and Captain Falcon. Cause them side b's.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Dec 5 2014, 10:57 PM
QUOTE (Moridin84 @ Dec 5 2014, 11:35 AM)
Don't remember panic being worse, however, with EXALT missions it should be much easier to reduce panic.

Probably should have sent Sats up immediately instead of digging holes. Probably could've done without the genetics lab. Had the damn thing up for ages but only recently modded someone. I had way too many injuries and wasn't comfortable with benching what little left of my forces were around. Also wasn't too pumped about the miniscule gains from them. Though I recently unlocked superjump and mimetic skin, so I should get those on a Sniper. Eliminates the need for Skeleton/Ghost armour probably.




Posted by: Moridin84 Dec 6 2014, 12:30 PM
QUOTE (DaRk_KnIgHt @ Dec 6 2014, 04:57 AM)
Probably should have sent Sats up immediately instead of digging holes. Probably could've done without the genetics lab. Had the damn thing up for ages but only recently modded someone. I had way too many injuries and wasn't comfortable with benching what little left of my forces were around. Also wasn't too pumped about the miniscule gains from them. Though I recently unlocked superjump and mimetic skin, so I should get those on a Sniper. Eliminates the need for Skeleton/Ghost armour probably.

Going for both was a mistake. Should go for one or the other.

I'd go with the cybernetics because it's much cheaper in terms of meld. Once you get a surplus of meld I'd build a genetics lab.

Plus most of the gene mods are either situational or expensive.

Posted by: Moridin84 Dec 7 2014, 02:23 PM
Despite a positive start I don't think I'm going to end up finishing Dragon Age: Inquisition. I didn't notice anything obviously wrong but it's just that every time I thought by playing it I ended up... not. And when I did play it, I only played for a hour or two before deciding to do something else. So I only ended up putting 8 hours into the game, despite buying it 2 (or 3?) weeks ago.

I thought it might be just me but when I picked up Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series I played it straight for the 2-3 hours it took to finish it. The same with This War of Mine, well I didn't finish it but I played until I had to stop to eat/sleep.

Thinking about it, I'd say there are a few different problems with DAI.

1) All the travelling. The Hinterlands mainly, but even walking back and forth to the War Room is annoying. The companions are also all over the place.

2) The companions have not really engaged me. I'm not sure what is different compared to previous games, it might be just that because I other issues I have not played the game enough for them to shine.

3) The combat system isn't great. I'm only playing on normal so I imagine I'd have to the use proper tactics on stuff on harder difficulties... which to be honest makes me glad not to be playing on a harder difficult more than anything. Even if it was fun, having to do it while dealing with random encounters (which even respawn!!) doesn't really appeal to me. This kind of style works for something like Skyrim but does not really suit party based combat. I'd rather they stayed dead and don't see any value in respawns.

It probably doesn't help that I was playing Wasteland 2, which has an amazing party-based combat system, before starting this game.

4) The story isn't focused at all. This might be just because of hinterlands but I ended up wandering aimlessly more than anything. Dragon Age: Origins did it much better. It gave you to option of going to different places but once you got there, you were normally pulled along until you finished it.

Posted by: Random Wanderer Dec 9 2014, 10:36 PM
I am told from fairly reliable sources that if you spend too much time doing extra stuff in the Hinterlands in Inquisition ("too much" being "more than the minimum you need to go on to your next story mission") you will end up overleveling yourself, and will end up able to breeze through the story without being challenged at all. The game is, strangely enough, not actually balanced for people to perform sidequests.

Oh, and another thing I've heard is that the standard PC keyboard and mouse combat interface kind of sucks. As if somehow Bioware has forgotten their roots?

Despite that, responses to the game are still pretty positive. From where I've been looking, people are saying that it has some flaws that it really has no business having, but it's still a pretty good game despite them.

I'm expecting to get some Amazon gift cards around Christmas, so I'll probably pick it up then, personally. I wasn't willing to preorder this time. Damaged trust.

Posted by: Moridin84 Dec 10 2014, 10:36 AM
Yeah people have been singing its praises. I won't even say it's bad, just that for the reasons I've stated, I have no been able to enjoy it. It's entirely possible that I might pick it up again, maybe in a month, maybe in a year, and find that it's the best game ever.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Dec 13 2014, 01:02 AM
Coming to a close on Enemy Within. Just need to stick someone into the Gollop Chamber.

Mind controlling Ethereals are fun. Send them in as kamikaze Rift bombs. Nuke themselves and die in the resulting storm thus saving me the trouble. Otherwise mind control is kinda not worth it, I don't need the additional manpower for most part and I gotta wait 3 turns to shoot the damn thing unless I want to waste rockets/nades.

Somehow lost Canada too. Oh well, fairly sloppy with keeping nations on the council.

Exalt were pretty much a joke when I first encountered them and remained a joke to the very end. I was already kitted out with Light Plasmas when I first met them and had full plasma armaments when they upgraded to lasers. I blame Slingshot DLC with its early Muton captive and Fusion Cores.

Though thanks to those early Fusion Cores, I got the enjoy the hell out of myself with Blaster Launchers a lot more. So fun. Exploding all the things. Back on my first run with Enemy Unknown, I had the Blaster Launchers for like... the last level pretty much.

Hover SHIVs are pretty nice. Super mobile, lots of fuel for flight. Auto-repair. Fairly handy for them terrorize missions. Otherwise just float them into the air for some cover fire.

MECs sorta lose out to ranked up colonels. I think full ranked Assaults packing Chitin and Titan are tougher? Add psi abilities and gene mods and yeah. Still fun to use with their high movement and jetboots.

I'll probably fool around some more and try to do a mission with a fully mechanized team and fully gene modded team or something for a few cheevos before ending it. Try out the flamethrower and proximity mines.

Posted by: Moridin84 Dec 14 2014, 07:07 AM
Yeah, remembering now, the Exalt missions were pretty easy. They haven't changed it since so I assume it must be intentional. Like, it's meant to make the strategic game more interesting without making the tactical game more difficult or something.

I never really used Mind Control. However, I remember reading an interesting strategy where you get everyone (or most) of your team Mind Control. Then you use the mind controlled aliens to find and kill the other aliens.

MECs are really strong early on and have an AOE healing ability and a punch ability. It's worth having a MEC trooper in the team just for those abilities. Once upgraded the punch is really good at dealing with the mechopods and sectopods later on.

I don't remember Hover SHIVs having auto repair. Looks like it's new in the expansion. Must not have bothered with them in my run.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Dec 15 2014, 06:12 AM
I went for the Grenade launcher, which I found useful. I tend not to heal much and my team's never clumped up anyway. The increased range was great at obliterating cover and crowd clearing.

I rather not punch a Sectopod. Auto Overwatch and explodes on death along with its half all damage. Usually default to Shredder rocket and hosing it down.

Exalt would probably pose some challenge without Operation Slingshot. Then you'd be forced to progress the usual way and won't have such early access to high end plasma gear. You'd be meeting their lasers with light plasmas at best.


Posted by: Moridin84 Dec 15 2014, 09:43 AM
I'm the opposite, I love healing but don't use much explosives.

Hmm, I don't remember very well, maybe it was just Mechoids I punched? Might be that if I actually ended up close to a Sectoid with MEC, it was worth soaking the 5 damage in order to take it out.

Don't think I had Operation Slingshot but found them much easier to deal with compared than the aliens.

Posted by: Xelfixtheimmortal Dec 15 2014, 02:10 PM
Started up Fire Emblem: The sacred stones. Oh nostalgia, I've missed you so.

Posted by: Char Dec 17 2014, 06:40 PM
Finally bought LittleBigPlanet3~

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Dec 19 2014, 10:39 PM
Dragon Age: Inquisition plays like... a shitty MMO.

Didn't think they could make the controls WORSE. Listen to player feedback my ass. The gameplay has been watered down to tits. There's some awkward tactical camera that's more or less worthless, which I only use so I can auto-attack. DA2 might have had crappy level design, recycled dungeons and endless waves of scrubs, but at least my party did what I wanted them to. DA:I has no level design. You just wander around and slap things about and can barely control your party.

I have no idea what is their obsession with creating a more 'action game' feeling. It's all a bloody illusion anyway since its not an action game. Make an action game or you don't.

The open world exploration thing is just ugh. Pick up all the herbs.

In conclusion, graaahblarghleargh. They fucked up.

No idea what all the reviewers were raving about. EA paying them off again.

Posted by: Moridin84 Dec 21 2014, 09:31 AM
I'm guess that you, like me, spent too much time in the Hinterlands. It's not really obvious that the quests you are given initially are mostly side quests.

I'm playing the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor at the moment and it's very obvious what quests are side quests and what aren't. It's a great game. Though it's basically Batman: Mordor.

Posted by: omoikane Dec 21 2014, 10:06 AM
picked up endless dungon and beyond earth.

why do i like games that takes forever to play iono, but i lost like 5 hours after starting up beyond earth. oops.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Dec 22 2014, 09:32 AM
QUOTE (Moridin84 @ Dec 21 2014, 03:31 PM)
I'm guess that you, like me, spent too much time in the Hinterlands. It's not really obvious that the quests you are given initially are mostly side quests.

I went to the Storm Coast and it was just more Hinterlands. The whole game plays nasty. Maybe there's a well designed level or something later on, but I don't think I'll hang around to find out. Even if there was, the controls and gameplay mechanics sure won't facilitate it.

Posted by: Moridin84 Dec 22 2014, 10:31 AM
On Metacritic the PS4 user score is 7.5 (572 positive, 32 mixed, 166 negative) while the PC user score is 5.8 (1,126 positive, 168 mixed, 842 negative). Kind of a dramatic difference.

This might be because of the controls, or it might be because of the difference between the PC user base and the console user base.

I saw this review in Metacritic which kind of makes me think FU. Though it's got to be a giant troll.

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In my opinion, this is the best RPG in the modern gaming world. Excellent work, Bioware. Under the glorious enlightenment and guidance from EA, a game publisher with precise long-term vision in future game development, Bioware finally manages to make a RPG suitable for everyone, but not just a game accessible only to a minority of hardcore RPG players.

DA: Origins is an old-school and medicore game only appealing to a tiny market niche. DA II breaks the medicority, and introduces the popular mass effect decision tree and button-mashing mechanics, which attracts tons of Call Of Duty (COD) and action gamers around the world, contributing to its great success. However, it still suffers from a linear and small game world, and repetitive dungeons.

DA: Inquisition evolves from its predecessors by combining the best elements of 2 popular RPGs in modern era. It adopts the sandbox open world, lightweight RPG perspective and enormous fetch quest system from the highly praised Elder Scroll Skyrim, as well as the popular decision tree mechanism and the combat elements from another Bioware's master piece, Mass Effects 3.

By having a cohesive reasonance of 2 best elements from 2 outstanding RPGs, and adding tons of creative elements, this game simply becomes one larger than the sum of all parts. You have a large world to explore, tons of item collection and FedEx quests to play with, and the best button mashing mechanics to finish off your opponents. Skyrim and this game is great because they both remove the annoying character stat building mechanism. Stat is now only granted from equipment, how amazing and creative, isn't it? In addition, this game adopts the perfect RPG gaming style of Skyrim, i.e. explore first, just forget the plot, which removes player's frustration to recall memory about the main quest and story line. This is just like a great and sincere invitation to all COD fans and action gamers, as well as any potential causal gamers. It caters for the taste of all gamers around the world via greatly enhancing its accessibility. It is a master of everything rather than a jerk of all trade. This is a game for everyone!

You may worry about that the return of the old-school tactical view from the mediocre DA:Origins may ruin your fantastic game play experience. Don't worry about that, it is just implemented for those hardcore players for their happiness in pausing the game all the time, breaking the pace of combat. This game can be handled easily by controlling your own character only under an action game style. The tactics setting of companion is simplified to an user friendly level for further accessibility. In contrast to DA: Origins, you can’t set up some complicated tactics for your companions, but this is unnecessary anyway. Friendly fire is disabled by default, so just forget your companions, and let them either fight or fall. You can handle fights easily by charging upfront and having high reflex in right timing of attack, dodge and button mashing. You can enjoy a fluid flow of combat all the time!

Overall, by removing the complexity and annoyance from old-school RPG, adding the best elements from 2 most famous modern RPGs, and introducing an exciting button mashing combat mechanics to the game, this game has reached the highest height of RPGs that none in the world could ever reach. This is a milestone of RPG development, and should be referred to in future development of RPGs. Today is an important day that marks the beginning of revolution in RPG history! A new era of RPG has come! From now on, we can step forwards and forget about all classic RPGs in the old-school days. Everyone, express your praise and gratitude towards our beloved developers, and join us to have fun in this master piece of art now!

In case if there are expansions or sequels for this gift from god, which are highly probable considering how successful this game is, we really hope that first-person shooting mode, QTEs and the mechanism of climbing tower to reveal map can be implemented. This will further induces passion from every gamers, because these elements are universally regarded by every gamer as the best features that have ever existed in shooter and action games!

By the way, I am looking forwards to see at least 1000 DLCs for this game, because its scope is so huge, and with so much potential to further expand on. Don't keep us waiting, our wallets are ready! We hope that our beloved developers will listen to our suggestion and request, and release the DLCs and expansions ASAP for us. wink.gif

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Dec 28 2014, 06:59 AM
I busied myself with Bioshock Infinite's DLCs. Which were kinda meh. Essentially their attempt to tie Columbia and Rapture together. The lore stuff was interesting, the in game story and game itself were not really. Episode 2 sorta serves as a direct prequel to Bioshock itself.

Then gave Infinite a 2nd playthrough on hard. It's not fun after you know the ending.


Posted by: Char Dec 28 2014, 06:25 PM
I also bought the 2 Bioshock Infinite DLseas when they were on sale~ but I think just like most of my games on Steam, will be a while before I touch them...

...because currently I am wasting all of my free time in Animal Crossing New Leaf with the wife.

Posted by: Random Wanderer Dec 30 2014, 06:24 AM
Just for the record, I'm playing Dragon Age: Inquisition now, and I'm enjoying it. The way they've modified PC combat is awkward in more ways than one, but I've mostly gotten used to it, even if I wish they'd fix much of it. May be easier for me playing as a mage than it would be for someone playing a warrior type, I don't know.

Posted by: Random Wanderer Jan 5 2015, 12:15 AM
...Is it bad that every time my mage lights an enemy on fire in Inquisition, I have an overpowering urge to yell "You get to burning!"?

I think anime has twisted my thought processes a bit more than I realized.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Jan 11 2015, 01:09 AM
I think it's bad you like DA:I at all.

But eh. Just had an argument with a friend who likes it. Didn't get anywhere. I will now have to challenge him to mortal combat.

Posted by: Moridin84 Jan 11 2015, 02:33 PM
Ohhh, TotalBiscuit has a similar opinion of Dragon Age. That the game has a lot of MMO mechanics, that gameplay is pretty easy but he doesn't want to increase it because it would force him to use the tactical view, etc.

He still put 58 hours into it though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcMrNDTOWXc#t=490

Posted by: Random Wanderer Jan 18 2015, 01:12 AM
QUOTE (DaRk_KnIgHt @ Jan 11 2015, 02:09 AM)
I think it's bad you like DA:I at all.

But eh. Just had an argument with a friend who likes it. Didn't get anywhere. I will now have to challenge him to mortal combat.

Eh? DA:I is totally a fun game. Y'all are just doing it wrong. wink.gif

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He still put 58 hours into it though.

Bah! Lightweight. I'm at 131 so far, according to Origin. tongue.gif

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Jan 18 2015, 02:13 AM
I rather be on imgur, feeling sorry for myself while masturbating to random things. Instead of y'know god forbid have fun. Loads of people love DA:I and I simply cannot fathom why. I just know why I hate it. More power to all of you blokes.

My friend got my Dark Souls and a controller. I spent 5 hours on it and threw in the towel. Maybe if I was still a student. Get back from grueling job putting up sponsor boards in a racing game, do not have energy to deal with Dark Souls. There's something in there, and if I can just get past the entree point I might have fun. Also it'd help greatly if it had proper online co-op play instead of the dodgy soapstone nonsense. God forbid if nobody in your group of friends have any humanity left. I hear getting MP set up is better in 2?

I really want to play a game and get into it but there's nothing around that I actually want to play.

I've been mostly grinding at some mobile games while listening to standup comedy for most part.


Posted by: Wavehawk Jan 21 2015, 04:05 AM
Finally got a copy of X-Com: Enemy Unknown that I could afford. Having played the original DOS version UFO:Enemy Unknown (original version of X-Com), all I will say is this:

(sees Chryssalids)
OH I REMEMBER YOU GUYS
(Entire squad empties their magazines and grenades on them)

Posted by: Moridin84 Jan 22 2015, 05:06 PM
QUOTE (Wavehawk @ Jan 21 2015, 10:05 AM)
Finally got a copy of X-Com: Enemy Unknown that I could afford. Having played the original DOS version UFO:Enemy Unknown (original version of X-Com), all I will say is this:

(sees Chryssalids)
OH I REMEMBER YOU GUYS
(Entire squad empties their magazines and grenades on them)

You kind of get used to them but yeah, first time you run into Chryssalids (again technically) they are pretty scary.

By the way, you've probably realized this by now but the Sniper is the strongest class in the game, especially once he gets Squadsight. And a Squadsight Sniper is a much better than the alternative Snapshot Sniper.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Jan 22 2015, 08:10 PM
I found snipers to be absolute garbage until plasma and archangel. Then they turn into exp sponges/hogs. Still my choice for quickly putting down a Cyberdisc.

Assaults remain my favourite class. Run and gun is great and that skill that triggers reaction shots on things closing within 4 squares is great. Turns serkers into free kills.

Heavies are solid early on in Enemy Within due to two shots without moving. Kinda garbage in EU, but hey more explosives.


Posted by: Wavehawk Jan 23 2015, 02:41 AM
I remember dreading Chryssalids from the very first time I went up against them in the original DOS game. When they first got to me I feel that my friends (who got me into the game) denied me rightful, need to know information. Very thankful that I can actually survive being hit by them and not automatically turning into a zombie. But I'm not taking chances. The second I see and hear something skittering, everybody focuses fire, rockets, and grenades in that general direction while this theme plays in my head:
http://youtu.be/t2lG_69lgFc

Sectoids are generally easy. Mutons are still a serious pain (the most likely alien to kill my troops), but reasonably so. They're more like the Brutes from Halo now. Thin Men are seriously annoying. Weak but annoying as hell with that poison spit trick. Floaters are easy once you get used to their tactics. I've only fought a Cyberdisc once in the game and managed to overwhelm it with rocket fire before it could counterattack, thankfully.

Chryssalids---take no chances and nuke the site from orbit.

My top sniper currently only has a Laser Sniper Rifle (don't ask, I had different research priorities). I tend to keep them on overwatch 9 out of 10 times in the game while the other guys poke at the enemy.

Most events actually turn out humorous. I'll have to agree with my friends' complaint: why the hell is the reaction trigger on firing given to Support or Assault but not Sniper, when you'd think the Sniper would be the one to use that skill the best.

Posted by: Moridin84 Jan 23 2015, 09:56 AM
QUOTE (DaRk_KnIgHt @ Jan 23 2015, 02:10 AM)
I found snipers to be absolute garbage until plasma and archangel. Then they turn into exp sponges/hogs. Still my choice for quickly putting down a Cyberdisc.

Assaults remain my favourite class. Run and gun is great and that skill that triggers reaction shots on things closing within 4 squares is great. Turns serkers into free kills.

Heavies are solid early on in Enemy Within due to two shots without moving. Kinda garbage in EU, but hey more explosives.

Found Snipers to be great, even before getting Archangel. Actually, I didn't notice Archangel being that much of an improvement when I got it. It is true though sometimes with Snipers you never get a good position and he ends up not doing much. Other times they end up doing tonnes of damage.

Also, Disabling Shot makes it much easy to deal with Cyberdisks and Sectopods.

I hardly ever used Run and Gun, except for repositioning to someplace safer. Though now that you mention it, combining that with the ability to have the first reaction shot to miss and 4 square reaction shot thing should make it pretty powerful.

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Chryssalids---take no chances and nuke the site from orbit.

There is one special mission added into the expansion which is literally just Chryssalids and zombies. And you will probably need to sacrifice one person to finish it, though once you know how the mission works in advance you can prepare and avoid that.

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Most events actually turn out humorous. I'll have to agree with my friends' complaint: why the hell is the reaction trigger on firing given to Support or Assault but not Sniper, when you'd think the Sniper would be the one to use that skill the best.

The expansion added an additional "Second Wave" option (http://xcom.wikia.com/wiki/Second_Wave) called Training Roulette which has randomly generated training trees.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Jan 23 2015, 05:37 PM
I suppose it's just the difference in the tactics we employ. I tend to go with a highly mobile combination of Support and Assault. Go in and gut things hard and fast. Snipers don't keep up very well, but Archangel Snipers can just float up at the starting spot and it's all good. Also with Archangel, every kill they take procs In the Zone, so they can just murder everything in a single turn.

Also they just aren't very flexible. On UFO missions, they lose steam once you have to enter. Their hands are tied on certain urban missions as well. Though they are still useful for their Battle Scanners.

Anyway Assaults do have pretty nonsense damage potential. In EW they can take two shots in close range. Combine with Rapid Fire, you are pretty much shooting something 4 times in the face. Though nothing short of a Sectopod needs that much abuse. Either way they are good insurance for close quarter units due to their free reaction shot, unless you took the other skill(you shouldn't). And you can absolutely abuse the hell out of the fact Muton Berserkers move when shot. Unless your squad has low will, then you probably don't want to be Berserker fishing since that will panic the whole squad. Can always peg them with a Sniper before they get close after shooting them into the open.

Heavies are nice in EW/Operation Slingshot due to early Blaster Launcher access.

Chryssalids were definitely scary in vanilla EU. In EW you can get MEC Trooper fairly early who just OHKOs them in a single punch. And they stop being much of anything.

Posted by: Moridin84 Jan 23 2015, 07:32 PM
The "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcGPYxpPt6Q" seems lulz so I brought and played Huniepop. It was kind of fun but at the same time shallow, like really shallow. And by shallow I mean the character interaction / dating sim mechanic. I liked the characters but once you've gone through the 10 minutes of Q&A with each you are done, they don't grow or develop in any way. I hate puzzle games so probably not the best person to judge the gameplay, some people seem to think it's a pretty good one though?

It was only $10 and it was fun to play for a few hours so can't complain to much. I just wish it had more of the dialogue we saw in the video.

Hunipop being a western-made puzzle game / dating sim kickstarter a while back and released recently.

QUOTE (DaRk_KnIgHt @ Jan 23 2015, 11:37 PM)
I suppose it's just the difference in the tactics we employ. I tend to go with a highly mobile combination of Support and Assault. Go in and gut things hard and fast. Snipers don't keep up very well, but Archangel Snipers can just float up at the starting spot and it's all good. Also with Archangel, every kill they take procs In the Zone, so they can just murder everything in a single turn.

Yeah, I play much more defensively. Slowly advances bit by bit. Even with Meld in the expansion.

Posted by: Moridin84 Jan 25 2015, 05:30 PM
Keeping with my anime games keep I played the visual novel http://store.steampowered.com/app/269250/. Writed by the guy who wrote Spice and Wolf. It really was a novel, with no choices to make, not even dialogue ones. Was really good, took me 6 hours to finish and did it all in one sitting. That ending though... makes me scared about the ending of Spice and Wolf. A tragic ending seems very likely....

I also played another visual novel http://store.steampowered.com/app/313740/, which sure was a switch by comparison. It was basically like a trashy harem anime. Except even trashy harem anime have some sort of plot, and female characters aren't quite that "loose". I can't say I hated it, but it was really trashy.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Feb 7 2015, 01:55 AM
Bought and beat Neptunia Rebirth on Steam. Not too inclined to get into New Game + stuff.

It was fun and silly. Not very good though. But it's all sorts of cute.

The sort of bad I can enjoy basically. Low key romp through a lot of nonsense and moe.

I would've liked the whole console war setting to be less superficial though.

Posted by: Char Feb 25 2015, 08:43 AM
It's fascinating how I can still learn of interesting games by the traditional method of reading magazines, instead of websites....

Just bought http://intothelongdark.com/ now that it's discounted on Steam, and am feeling completely lost.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Feb 27 2015, 09:15 AM
Homeworld Remastered.

Interesting. Also very boring. And the amount of control I can exert over my ships is fairly woeful.

Posted by: Wavehawk Feb 28 2015, 01:37 AM
*sigh* The Fun Police at work have made it clear that the removal of the XBox, TV and games from the break room is permanent. EG no more #XComDiary for me.

And before you ask, my goddamn laptop crashes when watching low quality youtube videos, so installing XCom on it---not an option. FML.

Posted by: Genshie Mar 4 2015, 01:36 AM
Having been trying to actually attempt my huge backlog of stuff. (Playing Danganronpa 2 and P4 golden, Majora's Mask, and Bravely Default. Funny that Fire Emblem Awakening should be coming in the mail this week since my uncle didn't know about 3Ds region lock) Loving Town of Salem and I plan on picking up a PS4 next week.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Mar 8 2015, 07:50 AM
FEAR collection was cheap so I replayed FEAR1-3. Tried out Perseus Mandate and didn't like it and didn't finish it. FEAR 2 Reborn was short so I finished that. Ignored Extraction Point cause I finished it back then and didn't like then, non-canon anyway along with Perseus Mandate.

Also got Shadow of Mordor. I could spend hours just stalking random orcs and messing about in their ranks and not bother progressing with the game. Funny how you can do a stealth takedown on a Captain, have it not be lethal and then just climb up a random building, piss off and turn back not long after and do it again. I SO DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING as the orc is shanked from up high a second/third time, finally claiming his life.


Posted by: Random Wanderer Mar 8 2015, 04:56 PM
Some small, insiginficant little game no one's probably ever heard of called Valkyria Chronicles wink.gif was released for PC a few months back. I picked it up yesterday. So far I've mostly discovered that I'm not very good at it.

Posted by: Genshie Mar 8 2015, 07:10 PM
QUOTE (DaRk_KnIgHt @ Mar 8 2015, 07:50 AM)


Also got Shadow of Mordor. I could spend hours just stalking random orcs and messing about in their ranks and not bother progressing with the game. Funny how you can do a stealth takedown on a Captain, have it not be lethal and then just climb up a random building, piss off and turn back not long after and do it again. I SO DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING as the orc is shanked from up high a second/third time, finally claiming his life.

Don't you like how this game combines some of the best features of Assassin's Creed and the Batman series? So how are you like the nemesis system? (It is crazy how a simple mechanic can make a game so much better this way)

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Mar 9 2015, 02:03 AM
Was never into Ascreed. Played some Arkham Asylum but never did finish it. Did play Sleeping Dogs all the way so I am fairly at home with the combat system.

Nemesis system gets you actually invested in taking down these mooks. Nothing like finally gutting a captain and then finding yourself at the end of another orc's pointy object, creating a successor.

Also nothing like failing at killing a certain orc only to have him ursurped by some bloke you never bothered with.

The world is living and breathing and that makes up for there being a whole lot of nothing but orcs.

I can only imagine what Skyrim would be like if there were constant power struggles between the Imperials and Stormcloaks having tangible effects on various encampments, settlements and radiant quests.

Posted by: Genshie Mar 11 2015, 02:25 AM
QUOTE (DaRk_KnIgHt @ Mar 9 2015, 02:03 AM)
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The world is living and breathing and that makes up for there being a whole lot of nothing but orcs.

Zug, zug! Work, Work! DABU!

Posted by: Genshie Mar 13 2015, 03:27 AM
So I just picked up a PS4 and I am freaken loving how it stream lines like everything. (Streaming, recording, and the works) Sony added in a $10 gift for the psn store and I was wondering if any of you could help me choose between Life is strange or Resident Evil Revelations. (I will be able to pick up at least two episodes of something)

Posted by: Moridin84 Mar 14 2015, 06:12 PM
QUOTE (DaRk_KnIgHt @ Mar 9 2015, 08:03 AM)
I can only imagine what Skyrim would be like if there were constant power struggles between the Imperials and Stormcloaks having tangible effects on various encampments, settlements and radiant quests.

Guild Wars 2 actually does that to a certain degree. On some maps there are back and forth fights between your allies and enemy mobs. If they take over a town/fort/whatever you won't be able to access the NPCs there and but get quests to take the town/fort back.

But yeah, Shadows of Mordor is pretty cool. The combat system feels much better than Batman: Arkham City. Stealth killing as well. It's kind of interesting that when I see a bunch of orcs dragging slaves around I immediately go out of my way to free them. Whereas in the Batman games I wouldn't bother.

Currently playing Cities: Skylines. Its basically what people (included me) wanted from EA's Sim City. Its got big maps, no online nonsense, extremely flexible, etc etc. For me its also pretty nice that it was a very in depth traffic system. I think I spend most of my time in Sim City trying to get traffic working as well as possible, and the Sim City one is pretty simple by comparison.

Posted by: Random Wanderer Mar 18 2015, 09:51 PM
QUOTE (Random Wanderer @ Mar 8 2015, 05:56 PM)
Some small, insiginficant little game no one's probably ever heard of called Valkyria Chronicles wink.gif was released for PC a few months back. I picked it up yesterday. So far I've mostly discovered that I'm not very good at it.

I need to find whoever wrote chapter 11 of this game and break their kneecaps. sad.gif

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Mar 20 2015, 01:32 AM
I did a spiel on Valkyria Chronicles not too long back.

Stopped playing, didn't really like it. It was interesting but mostly eh. Can't remember where I stopped.

Probably one of those overly large missions with lots of bollocks and maybe Selvaria around to complicate your shit. You kinda go urgh, this be tedious.

The roughness of the game mechanics drove me up the wall. The unfairness of the whole get shot at while moving- the CPU moves and attacks/ends turns instantly so most of your interception fire is cut short. While you can't even have a think before you turn into swiss cheese.

Only being able to take cover behind sandbags. Immunity to headshots while hiding behind sandbags. Retain immunity even when clearly flanked.

Will replay X-COM EW when I wanna tell dudes to do things.

Posted by: Random Wanderer Mar 20 2015, 07:16 PM
I admit I am playing it for the story rather than for the gameplay. I mostly endure the gameplay so I can get to more story.

Posted by: Genshie Mar 21 2015, 04:50 AM
What sucks about Valkyria Chronicles is that the sequels were made on the psp and 3 didn't even get an official translation. (Although if you know where to look it has had a full English Patch made for it)

Bonus Info: The funny thing about Valkyria Chronicles 3 is that its main central characters are in Project X Zone for 3Ds and unless you know about them prior you will have no idea who the hell they are. (Granted I know they are not the only characters to receive this treatment since there are other characters who are also in some extreme niche stuff)

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Mar 22 2015, 02:31 AM
I didn't find the story all too engaging either. At least not enough to put up with awkwardly plowing my tank through more smokescreens as an engineer humps it.

Posted by: Random Wanderer Mar 28 2015, 01:33 PM
I have placed Valkyria Chronicles on hold. Pillars of Eternity has come out.

For those who don't recall, this is Project Eternity: the kickstarter game created by Obsidian, intended to follow in the true spirit of Baldur's Gate, Planescape Torment, and other such Infinity Engine games. It seems interesting so far, although I haven't been able to get deep into it because I can't seem to stop making new characters. So much choice in character creation! I've got to poke at all of it!

Posted by: Moridin84 Mar 28 2015, 05:24 PM
QUOTE (Random Wanderer @ Mar 28 2015, 07:33 PM)
I have placed Valkyria Chronicles on hold. Pillars of Eternity has come out.

For those who don't recall, this is Project Eternity: the kickstarter game created by Obsidian, intended to follow in the true spirit of Baldur's Gate, Planescape Torment, and other such Infinity Engine games. It seems interesting so far, although I haven't been able to get deep into it because I can't seem to stop making new characters. So much choice in character creation! I've got to poke at all of it!

Well don't fight that bear in the cave.
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If you have a wizard-type character I'd recommend you hire an "adventurer" in the first Inn you come across and spec him as a warrior. Playing this game without a tank is... difficult. I've played a few hours and the first 4 companions I've run across have been a Wizard, Priest and just now a Chanter.

I'm hoping the next companion I get will be a melee type, then I'd be able to switch out the Wizard. Right now my entire party normally gets wiped out if I get ambused by 4 or more monsters.

I'm not sure if its because of my party is mostly ranged, or because I'm not used to the battle system, but I'm finding this game surprising difficult, and this just on normal mode.


Oh yeah and one other thing. If I were you'd I'd skip (at least until you get more companions) the crypt quest in the first town. There are tonnes of encounters so you have go back to the Inn to rest several times times to complete it. Annoying.

Useful I think: http://www.pcgamer.com/pillars-of-eternity-a-beginners-guide-to-combat/

Posted by: Random Wanderer Mar 28 2015, 06:49 PM
QUOTE
Well don't fight that bear in the cave.

I tried that once with a ranger. The thing crushed my bear companion (who was spec'd for maximum tanking) in two hits and splattered me immediately after, so I decided that I would leave well enough alone. Bear can stay in the cave, I'll stay out of the cave, everyone's happy.

QUOTE
If you have a wizard-type character I'd recommend you hire an "adventurer" in the first Inn you come across and spec him as a warrior. Playing this game without a tank is... difficult. I've played a few hours and the first 4 companions I've run across have been a Wizard, Priest and just now a Chanter.

My wizard and my cipher are still in the ruins right near the beginning, but I'll keep it in mind. It has become pretty evident from what my other characters have experienced that squishies don't last long alone out there.

I do feel I should mention that one of the named companions you can pick up in the first town is a fighter. He's standing right by the hangman's tree when you go there to have a chat with the soul of the hanged animancer. Makes a comment about her being number 17-and-a-half to be hanging there, because (being a Dwarf) he's not sure she's big enough to qualify as a whole person for numbering purposes.

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Useful I think:

...They're able to notice lines pointing to and from people's feet in that mess? I had no idea there was a mechanic like that, and looking at the screenshots they posted I'm still half-convinced they're just making it up, because I can barely see anything amongst all the other confusion of colors.

So far I have a paladin and a ranger to the first town, and a monk on the way there. Wizard and cipher are still in the ruins near the beginning. Barbarian is still in the starting camp.

Posted by: Moridin84 Mar 29 2015, 09:19 AM
QUOTE (Random Wanderer @ Mar 29 2015, 12:49 AM)
I do feel I should mention that one of the named companions you can pick up in the first town is a fighter. He's standing right by the hangman's tree when you go there to have a chat with the soul of the hanged animancer. Makes a comment about her being number 17-and-a-half to be hanging there, because (being a Dwarf) he's not sure she's big enough to qualify as a whole person for numbering purposes.

...

I did not realize this. Thanks!

Having two melee characters makes a world of difference when dealing with 4 or more monsters. I'm actually just auto-attacking through a lot of encounters now.

QUOTE
So far I have a paladin and a ranger to the first town, and a monk on the way there. Wizard and cipher are still in the ruins near the beginning. Barbarian is still in the starting camp.

You realize that you are probably going to get a NPC companion per class anyway right? And that classes probably won't be really interesting until several levels in?

The game isn't really the same as something like Mass Effect, where you can just control your main character and let the NPCs do what they want. You have to micromanage every character in combat.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Mar 29 2015, 10:36 AM
Made a moon-alien Paladin. Moon God-like passive is pretty useful for tanks since they got that auto-heal thing when their endurance drops.

Currently hanging out with the wizard I picked up in Gilded whatever and a hired 'adventurer' rogue, who's a hobbit. Or whatever. First day playing, don't remember them names of things yet.

Deaths so far:
Veered off the path in some forest, got massacred by a pack of wolves. Sadness.

Exploring ruins. Got owned by pack of Skuldrs.

Also didn't realize you could get that warrior. Gonna pick him up now. He didn't do a whole lot much when I first talked to him so I was sorta ignoring him.

Posted by: omoikane Mar 30 2015, 01:05 PM
I stuck with a wizard and picked up a wizard and warrior from the first town, so no need to hire an adventurer.

no bear stories because i was not stupid? I mean like, lol level 2 wizard vs bear = lol. I just went back to whoop it once I got the warrior party member.

i was running around with 2 wizards for a while and it was either I gib the encounter or it gibs me, which is fun but a little tedious to live by the die (and die by the die). Things became immediately manageable with a warrior in the party and I can conver those grimore slots from defense to all offense. The melee engagement rules are important to learn. Too bad pathing suckkkkks just like all the other infinity engine games (super especially during combat when clipping on character is on). and so is camera moving and all those tedious pain points from the prior games.

4 fire fans is like 200 damage/mob in 2 turns, AOE. so much fun. good that they made level 1 spells potent enough that the higher spec/talent/gear that gives additional spell slots makes tempting. another thing I've done is always sneak attack using an arbalest or something. can insta-gib some mobs using your warrior. another "hack" once you get durance is before you go into a fight, pop his aura for +5 accuracy freebie.

Currently in act 2 just trying to figure out if i should dump all my money in the stronghold or buy gear. the most intriguing thing from a munchkin POV is which part of the keep to build first... i vote dungeon, then walls/barracks.

I haven't used the ball of fire (not fireball) or laserfire much, but the former...does it split into multiple on collision on wall? And for the latter...can you run around after casting and use it to burn a bunch of people?

also with 2 wizards in the party at this point, you can teach each other spells by trading grimoires. it's a neat trick that lets you learn most of your class spells pretty fast. if i was more munchkin i might have rerolled if i didn't learn about this much later in the game.

hmm i wonder if i can just go grab a level 3 wizard from the tavern for this reason...

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Mar 30 2015, 09:10 PM
When to use spells for wizards is always such a dilemma for me. Since it's a per day dealy, I always go 'what if I need it later?' And then promptly get murdered by spider swarms. Or get so chewed up I need to use a campfire so might as well have used more spells. Should be less stingy with my camping supplies.

Half my fire cones hit my own guys. It's kinda worth it rather than trying to reposition and taking more spider bites or losing the wizars to teleporting shadows and poison spit.

Not a fan of fire bouncyball. Damage is weak, ricochets are random as hell. Prefer to just cone.

My current tactics are usually to retreat to a doorway and block it off with a pally/warrior and off things one by one with massed ranged fire.

Just got my own stronghold. Currently attempting to depose of Lord Raedric. Climbed up the wall to just be slaughtering acolytes and priests so I'm not sure just what I'm doing.

Maybe we need a thread.

Posted by: omoikane Apr 1 2015, 03:37 PM
QUOTE (DaRk_KnIgHt @ Mar 30 2015, 10:10 PM)

Maybe we need a thread.

yes, let's thread.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Jun 8 2015, 02:11 AM
Started playing HEROES OF THE STORM.

Why does my team suck. Why do I keep getting paired with complete chumps. Totally not my fault, my play was impeccable yup.

Posted by: Moridin84 Jun 8 2015, 05:08 AM
Heroes of the Storm has been released? I thought it was still in beta. Probably will download it tonight, though I'm busy with some stuff so...

Posted by: Moridin84 Jun 22 2015, 04:58 PM
Been playing Heroes of the Storm. From the moment I got him I've been playing as Abathur, he's amazingly fun.

I played him at Blizzcon so I knew what he was like so I actually went and brought him after about 10 games or so. I was planning to buy him with in-game gold but it was talking forever so I just brought him for 10 euro, which is hella expensive to be honest. I think he's one of the most expensive heroes though, most probably cost between 2 and 6.

It's interesting that Heroes of the Storm doesn't use gems like League of Legends (and probably Dota 2?) use. Or most other F2P games. I wonder why that is?

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Jun 22 2015, 06:00 PM
More upfront about pricing I suppose. If you can't obtain gems except by buying them directly, why have them at all?

Anyway I bought Zeratul(10k gold) within my first weekend of playing. Leveling up your player level nets you quite a lot of gold. Also getting a hero level up to 5 nets you 500 gold, so that's about 3.5k per free rotation for a few rotations. There's more gold at hero level 15 and 20 but pft, takes bleeding forever to even get to 10.

Should set you up with a good number of heroes, depending on your tastes. Those 10k heroes sure are fun to play though...

Daily quests get unlocked eventually, and they don't expire. They are daily in that you get one every day and can have up to 3. So no pressure.

I currently get the rotation up to level 5 and go back to using Tassadar. It's good to get a grasp on the various heroes so you know how to fight and work with them. I might skip some heroes on rotation though cause they are transparent or I've fought them enough that I know I don't wanna bother. I skipped using Valla and Hammer last rotation, more or less knew they are boring to play. Like Raynor.

Might buy Chen in the near future. Bundles of fun if you know how to use him. Unfortunately most scrubs don't.


Posted by: Moridin84 Jun 23 2015, 02:05 PM
Well, one reason for gems is that it saves on transaction fees. Credit card transaction fees. Except HoS stuff is actually fairly expensive. It also seems like they have a "battlenet balance" thing.

I did a few daily quests before I got Abathur. The first two I've gotten since are "play as a Diablo hero" and "play as an Assassin hero". Abathur is neither of those so it might be a while before I finish them tongue.gif

Right now I'm level 20, have played 34 matches and have 12,000 gold.

Since skins and mounts cost real money, can gold be used for anything other than buying heroes? In LoL you could buy runes and stuff.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Jun 23 2015, 05:58 PM
There was a runelike thing in alpha but it was determined that it ruined game balance and was somewhat pay2win, so it was scrapped.

You can buy master skins with gold. 10k a pop and you have to get the hero up to level 10 to unlock it for purchase.

The prices are so super scalpy. I suppose there's better value if you get the various packages, especially when they are on discount. I considered getting the starter pack if I liked the game enough, but now that I like the game enough I know I don't really want the heroes offered in said pack.

I had a play as a diablo hero and play as a specialist hero up last weekend. Valla and Sgt Hammer were still on rotation and I don't want to use them so yeah.... Nazeebo is on this week though so I'll probably give him a spin and get those quests done.


Posted by: Moridin84 Jun 24 2015, 06:44 AM
I dunno why you'd waste 10,000 gold on a master skin though. They mostly seem to pile armour onto the character. I'd rather just spend it on new heroes.

Perhaps the high standard price it to get a few suckers, and then the deals and bundles is how they get most of their sales.

Valla seems to be a pretty popular hero. Raynor as well.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Jun 24 2015, 10:41 AM
They aren't so much popular than they are cheap, 2000 gold a pop. I think they are in the starter packs as well. Game hasn't been out that long so there's probably a heap of players that bought those cheap heroes hastily. Also both Valla and Raynor were on rotation recently.

Valla's pretty boring. All her skills just do varying flavours of damage and she has an evasion ability. The only twist is that she can use her skills while the evasion is in effect. No real utility skills or anything creative you can do with her. Dive in, damage, dive out. Maybe kite a bit.

Raynor is Mr. Autoattack boring mcboringpants. Not much going for him. Penetrating Shot is counterproductive half of the time, knocking enemies away. I've had many a Raynor teammate help enemies get away with their skillspam. It can be useful if you set up a flank, but Raynor has no mobility or evasion skills to help him get into such a position. Adrenaline Rush is auto activated and is kinda the newbie skill, autohealing when you're low on health. Meh. Then there's Inspire which increases your attack speed by a decent amount and of those around you by a negligible amount. Coupled with his longer than normal range, there's not much he can really do besides autoattack and kite. Hyperion is a garbage ulti and is only good at scaring newbies. He's decent if you dump all his talents into things that boost his basic attacks, add Raynor's Raiders and the DPS is frightening. But no utility whatsoever, completely dependent on teammates for any tactical moves, stuns etc. And absolutely boring to play.

I suppose it's kinda hard to screw up with them. It's pretty basic to use them, and there's no complex skill combo chains(Kael'Thas) you need to do or anything.

Master Skins are just a gold sink for people who spent too much money or played too long. And there's always those guys who refuse to play any other hero.

Posted by: Moridin84 Jun 28 2015, 01:54 PM
I'm one of those guys who refused to play any other hero at the moment.

Which admittedly will be a problem if I want to play the Hero League. It seems like it will take a while to get enough gold for 10 heroes so I'm probably fine for now.

I actually tried playing the Witch Doctor hero yesterday but it seems like I've forgotten how to play ranged characters. Though it might also be because the Witch Doctor is a pretty weird hero. His attacks seem to be fairly short range and he doesn't have any escape skills.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Jun 28 2015, 07:13 PM
If you do those dailies and coincidentally end up liking all the heroes that cost 2000/4000 gold, 10 heroes should be easy enough.

My tastes are unfortunately quite expensive. 2 of my bought heroes are 10000(Zeratul and Chen), the third is 4000. I'm considering a 7000(Zagara) purchase soon. I should be completely broke afterwards and will no longer have the benefit of player level gold to accelerate my wealth. And I've brought a good chunk of heroes to level 5, so I'm running low on gold on that end too.

Nazeebo, like all Specialist heroes tend to be designed for pushing. Zombie ring while is useful in team fights for splitting, zoning and trapping - is a really good ammo soak for towers. Corpse beetles also have frightening DPS, especially if you talent it up(which I do) and point blank frogs hit pretty hard. His trait heals him for each minion killed while his poison is in effect, so he has very good sustain. Also add that level 1 talent that increases his health and mana permanently for each minion kill and you got a potential tank on your hands. Early game, you want to just farm creeps, avoid team fight clusterfucks unless it's objectives and just spam zombie rings and corpse spiders on towers as much as you can. Get some early tower kills and your team should be up a level or two which can snowball into more victories.

Sprint is one of his later level talents which you probably want to take to make up for his lack of escapes. While a lot of lane pushing heroes think they should solo lane, it's a lot better if you have someone like Anub'arak or ETC to cover your escapes with their stuns.

For ulti, I go with Gargantuan. It's just nice to have a body blocking fatty get up in the enemy team's noggin, which also leaves you free to use skills and run and whatever. The channeling one is kinda obvious and leaves you vulnerable and a target.

In team fights, you want to save zombie rings to follow up on roots and stuns. The delay is long enough that most people will avoid it. In tight areas though, it's a good way to split enemy teams up. You can also unsummon the ring prematurely in case you're messing up your own team. Add corpse spiders, frogs and his poison and that's a lot of damage on the table.

Anyway I'd suggest giving all the heroes a shot when they come into rotation. You never know who you end up liking, and the shop's Try feature is quite inadequate for getting a feel for the hero. I certainly did not expect to end up liking Chen or Zagara(I was quite reluctant to play Zagara actually, my opinion of specialist heroes somewhat dampened by Sgt Hammer), but now I own Chen and will probably buy Zagara once she's out of rotation and I'm done faffing about with level 5 bonuses and dailies.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Aug 12 2015, 10:00 PM
Kinda have not played HOTS for a month for some reason.

Played Way of the Samurai 4. It is... silly. It's an awkward sort of entertaining. I sort of want my money back. It is a massive time sink if you wish to sink that time for there is many things to unlock and crap like that, but it's not quite fun enough for me to do that. Got like 2-3 endings and I'm just going to call it in.

Fairy Fencer F. It is.... so much like Neptunia. While I am aware that practically the same people made it, I guess I was hoping for a little more? It's a fun diversion and I support more JRPGs on Steam. Still have not beat Neptunia Rebirth;2 though... wonder if I'll beat this. It was funny at first but now it's just somewhat schizoprenic and wearing thin.

Bought Shogun 2 Total War. I played it a bit when it first came out, but never quite gotten down to conquering Japan. I will endeavour to finish the conquest this time around. With archers, archers and archers.


Posted by: SeraphimEden Aug 15 2015, 04:57 PM
Metro 2033 (Redux). Great game, really interesting setting.

I am also playing Project Cars as a proof of concept for my new amazon cloud gaming streaming server. So far it works a charm but I wish my internet wasnt such a potato. Also, audio would be nice.

Posted by: Wavehawk Aug 31 2015, 04:49 AM
And after much coaxing cajoling and haird pulling I finally manage to get X Com: enemy unknown to work on my PC again. I'd better hoof it. Want to get the campaign done before X-Com 2 comes out.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Sep 1 2015, 01:10 AM
The Nobunagas were doing so well. But my most accomplished general defected, thankfully not taking many troops with him. My agents had reported of potential treachery so I had him lead a skeleton crew for scouting about.

Made alliances westside and pushed East hard. Blew threw the Hojos, Takedas and whoever. While getting my new territory in order, the Uesugis gutted my territory hard. But I made them pay for each inch they took and wiped them out.

Then I stopped playing cause it was stressing me the hell out.

And I made the genius decision of giving Dark Souls a second chance. Surprisingly I am getting into it. Just beat Moonlight Butterfly and got my face caved in by the Capra gonna beat you the moment you step in douchebag Demon.

I summoned a random bloke for Jolly Cooperation who proceeded to annihilate the Dark Knight in Undead Burg netting me a snazzy Dark Knight Sword.

I got invaded when I became human to summon Solaire to help me against the Gargoyle as per Yahtzee's advice on the Escapist. The taunted me, gave me Havel's Ring for some reason and murderized me in a single blow.

Dark Souls multiplayer is weird.

Posted by: E-l337 Sep 1 2015, 06:55 PM
Let's just be honest with ourselves. Everyone and their grandmother is going to spend the next two months playing MGSV. And then Fallout 4 will come out and we'll be playing that instead...

That said, I am super happy with my box set. Just waiting for Konami to send me my damn code because they stiffed the PS4 users...

Also, I recently finished up my first run-through of Shadowrun: Hong Kong.

Finally, I guess I can count running through the original Fallout game while I'm at work. Because I can.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Sep 1 2015, 07:55 PM
I will defy that statement and play Mad Max instead. After I tire of Dark Souls.

I'm one of the few who never got into MGS.

Posted by: Wavehawk Sep 2 2015, 03:55 AM
#XComDiary:
Mutons. Cyberdiscs. Against basic armed and armored Rookies I sent out to 'Gain Experience' on a 'Simple Abduction mission".

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Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Sep 14 2015, 10:05 AM
Playing some of dem new mobages.

Fate Grand Order. Very boring. Dull turn based battles.

iM@S Starlight Stage. Why does this game hate my thumbs? I don't actually know how I'm supposed to play it. The 5 in a line note config is odd. The beatmaps themselves are totally not designed for thumb tapping, with full screen slides and double notes that fly all over the place. But I'm so used to SIF that it's hard to NOT thumb it.

So far, need practice with playing my phone like some keyboard. Timing is totally off with my index fingers.

As a rhythm game, I feel SIF is better. But this has dancing 3D idols soooo yeaaaah.

Posted by: Moridin84 Oct 10 2015, 05:13 PM
I've finished Satellite Reign which is a kickstarted Syndicate remake. It's a similar type of remake to the X-Com one, in that it changed the generic characters into 4 classes. Soldier, Support, Hacker, Assassin. You have one of each, they level up with unique skills and you can equipment with various weapons, equipment and cybernetic augmentations.

I forgot exactly what you did in Syndicate, but this is an open-world strategy espionage game. Generally speaking, you have to sneak into various compounds (often multiple times) and enter certain, building which completes whatever objective you have, like stealing money or weapons or information. Each compound has multiple entry points and you have to get past a combination of doors, patrols, cameras and sentry guns.

This game is really fun because there's no single right way of doing things. Sometimes I've do an objective and am able to get in and out easy in 5 minutes, other times it's taken me 30 minutes. I'm sure there were other people who were the opposite on those objectives, either because they have different skills or equipment, or because they saw different ways of doing it. There has been times where I've painstaking stealthed in and out, other times where I've stealthed in and simply ran out of the compound while being chased on shot at by the various security guards.

There are also fun little tricks you can do. For example, you can use your "Soldier" to cut power to the doors, locking them and stopped any security guards from passing through them. Another one is hijack, which you use to mind control security guards and even civilians. You need to use this to get new clones for your character, but you can also use them as disposable fighters. The trick, however, is that a the other guards do not turn hostile towards the mind controlled guards, they have no idea and think he's still one of them. This means you can use him to scout and even open doors which would normally be locked to you.


The other game I've been playing is War for the Overworld, a Dungeon Keeper remake. It's very much Dungeon Keeper. There's not really been much innovation compared to Satelite Reign, however, at the same time it's been "modernized" so you aren't forced to deal with a 1990's interface. It's (mostly) Dungeon Keeper if it was made in 2014 I guess.

I've been happy enough with it up until the second-to-last mission which puts you right in the middle of other Dungeon Keepers, forcing you to fight all of them at the same time. The only one you can actually deal with those guys is by spamming lightning on all their troops when they come into your territory, which you can only do because he campaign gives you high mana regen. Which is pretty dumb. I'd dealt with things that way except it seems like the computers are constantly being given high-level minions, even though I keep kill them over and over again, and at the same time my troops don't get much better because don't respawn as fast and keep dying due to being low level. Oh yeah, it's also a big difficult spike, considering I did all the previous mission in one go.

I would say it's a balance issue with that level, which is true in of itself, but at the same time it also shows that War of the Overworld has the same problem that Dungeon Keeper had. That the actual battles between minions in of itself isn't very interesting. It's just one mob vs another mob. The fun part is building up your dungeon, making traps and small skirmishes. Unfortunately, War of the Overworld concentrates a bit more of the fighting and less on the building up your dungeon/etc. There's plenty of it mind you, but there is less. I'd say this is probably why the levels were shorter, because in Dungeon Keeper you spent a lot more time slowly building your dungeon, dealing with heroes attacks. In War for the Overworld you do the base building, maybe traps and then go mob attack the other dungeon.

Another problem is that your minions are pretty bland. The "beasts" were good (e.g. a shadow beast monster, tentacled giant eye monster) but most of the minions were just goblin-like. Even the succubus was pretty ugly looking. Minions in Dungeon Keeper were much more unique. I always thought the Black Knight was cool.

Well ultimately it was pretty fun, though a bit short and too fast paced for my tastes. I've gotten to the second to last level (honestly not sure if I'm going to bother finishing it now) and it only took 9 hours, where Satellite Reign took 22 hours. Of course, Satellite Reign kickstarted for twice the amount so it's only fair. I have high hopes for DLC or sequels. And it's definitely better than Dungeons 1, which I was really disappointed by. I heard Dungeons 2 was better but after playing Dungeons 1 I'm rather reluctant to give it a go.

Posted by: E-l337 Oct 11 2015, 03:04 PM
After 200+ hours... still playing MGSV. I think there's something wrong with me.

Also, does the new Metal Gear Online count as a separate game? Seriously there is something wrong with me.

I picked up Disgaea 5 yesterday on a whim. I couldn't say no to the artbook and soundtrack. I am so weak-willed. T_T

Posted by: Genshie Oct 12 2015, 08:43 PM
Currently playing: FF14 (Just recently beat the first primal of Heavensward. Need to stop leveling up all the classes to 50 and just complete the main game.), Broken Age (on the second half and thank you PS Plus), Blue Dragon, FF Type-0/FF15 Demo.

Games I need to get back to or finish: Witcher 3 (HA! HAHAHA!! Too much and the expansion doesn't help!), DA: Inquisition (need to complete the two dlcs Decent and Trespasser), Life is Strange (last episode is coming out really soon), Danganronpa 2 (I am so close), Steins Gate, and Grim Fandango.

Game I just recently beat: Chrono Trigger (for the first time and why have I not played this messiah of games yet I have no idea.. Square just ignore FF7 and remake this please?)

I need to stop finding awesome classic games that never came out here but have fan translations of them.

Games I am going to pick up tomorrow: Dragon Quest Heroes and Corpse Party: Blood Drive (so hyped for this final chapter)

Lastly, games I wish I could be playing now: Dragon Quest X (my laptop hates me and I need an actual computer) and FF 11 (should have purchased this instead and will have little money to spend for fun after tomorrow's pick up)

Posted by: Char Nov 5 2015, 09:37 AM
Playing the new (Rebooted?) Need for Speed on the PS4. Looks absolutely gorjess.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Dec 12 2015, 07:01 PM
Got GGXrd on PC. Had some multiplayer lulz with some buddies. It's fun and looks good. Ephelt is my waifu.

Posted by: Buster Wolf Feb 11 2016, 10:11 PM
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 and Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Feb 14 2016, 12:14 AM
I beat Legacy of the Void some time back. I didn't like how it ultimately culminated in fulfilling some ancient prophecy to defeat a macguffin evil.

Got into the WH40k Eternal Crusade early access. It is pretty janky at the moment but I think there is potential. Hope it turns out good in the end, haven't had a decent 40k fix since Dawn Of War.

Been playing lots of Mechwarrior Online recently. In many ways it hasn't really changed much. Community Warfare feels like a placeholder and the mech leveling is still the same aggravating buy 3 of a mech to make it better. Still the Timber Wolf is really good and can be customized to do many things so I currently have two and am working towards a third.

Posted by: Char Feb 27 2016, 12:08 AM
Most recent play was Firewatch, which I felt compelled to finish in 1 setting/night~

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Mar 20 2016, 07:50 AM
Stardew Valley is evil. I don't think it is even that fun but it is absorbing in its usual Harvest Moon heritage fashion. Though I think I played it longer than any HM game I ever tried. There is a lot to explore and there's mining and stuff.

Handing out jars of white viscous stuff to girls for hearts.... it's just mayo. Leah and Penny both like mayo so that's ny go to gift after I got chickens. I'll decide which one I want later but Penny is proven to be good with kids.

Not sure if I should keep playing but it's a good game to play while listening to podcasts.

Posted by: Malagate Mar 21 2016, 07:04 AM
^ This, I got stardew valley just over two weeks ago...and I've sunk just over 58 hours in to it blink.gif

A total time thief, but I can't stop thinking how good it is.

Just. So. Good.

Also FYI: Abigail, although I did get 10 hearts with all the singles out there...some of them after my farmer was married...mostly the guys...

My farmboy is on the down low sleep.gif

Posted by: MattewPalmer Mar 22 2016, 03:49 AM
I bought Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 , so cool first chapter!

Posted by: Random Wanderer Apr 2 2016, 10:33 PM
It's been a long road...

Four years ago, Mass Effect 3 came out. I very much enjoyed playing it, and then utterly hated the ending (at least, the ending that it had at launch). I playing through it several more times with different character classes, because that's just what I do with these sorts of games, and in the process saw that same ending each of those times. No matter what choice I made, no matter how completely I finished every sidequest and gained very war asset, it all turned out just as unsatisfying and disappointing. Eventually I just couldn't play it any more. I tried, but I couldn't. Even when DLC came out, ostensibly fixing the ending, and then more came out that built upon it and supposedly made it all work better, and so on, I could not play it. I was filled with... disgust, just seeing the game. Every attempt to play was a slog, and no fun at all. So I gave up. I concluded that Bioware had simply ruined what had been one of my favorite game series of all time, I chose to deny that there had ever been a Mass Effect 3, and I moved on.

Finally, 4 years later, I found myself enticed by trailers and ideas regarding the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda. I felt that I wanted to play a game with that sort fo gameplay, and that sort of atmosphere again. And the one that had best refined that gameplay had still been ME3. So, knowing that I almost certainly would not have the tolerance to go through it more than once, I got my hands on all the DLC, acquired everything tha tpeople said had finally made the ending... workable... and went back in. I found that, at the very least, I could finally play it again without thaving to force myself through it. And so I have now played it. All of it. Every bit of DLC and original content, I have finally finished, just now.

I can say that yes, the things that they added, and quite possibly the amount of time that has passed, have... moderated the ending. It no longer feels as poor as it did. It... works now. I don't think I will ever be able to say "yes, this is truly an epic ending that stands on par with the endings for the previous two games." But it no longer feels like a betrayal, the way it did before they added everything to it.

That's all I've been playing lately. Now I'll have to see if there are any other games in the world. I here the new Doom is coming out in a month or so...

Posted by: ElfHybrid Apr 14 2016, 09:30 AM
Playing Hector now, and just finished Firewatch which I loved.

Posted by: Char Apr 26 2016, 06:42 PM
With Dark Souls 3 out, I am finally joining the party..... by actually trying to play through Bloodborne now. Tried it a bit when I first bought it, felt it was hard as balls (what else would one expect) and left it aside. Now having gotten a bit better, it's basically the best PS4 game I've played so far. Just around 1 year late to the bandwagon~

Posted by: TheGreatHibiki May 4 2016, 09:25 AM
*looks up from his field of Tatos.*

Shaun who? I got a shipment of concrete commin' in tomorrow and we'll be building a wall around to replace the junk one. I got no time to find some Shaun kid. Now scram, I got to go kill some ghouls across Boston that traveled a forty miles to attack here in a bit.

*Goes back to his crops*

huh.gif If you get this then you know what I've been playing... RELIGIOUSLY.

Posted by: Daigryngrle May 5 2016, 01:35 AM
been playing Salt and Sanctuary. Pretty nice 2D souls-like game. Me and my friend just found out you can play couch co-op which is nice.

Posted by: Malagate May 6 2016, 12:36 PM
QUOTE (Char @ Apr 27 2016, 12:42 AM)
With Dark Souls 3 out, I am finally joining the party..... by actually trying to play through Bloodborne now.

I'm doing something similar...by playing Dark Souls: Prepare to Die edition.

Ornstein and Smough, urgh. Wish bloodborne was on PC around about now ¬_¬

Posted by: Lacronton May 9 2016, 09:40 PM
Warframe and Minecraft are my vices as of late.

Posted by: Mamma Peach May 10 2016, 09:41 AM
The only thing I have time for is Minecraft, though I'm still collecting all the pokemon they're handing out this year.

Posted by: Char May 24 2016, 11:18 PM
Still enjoying Bloodborne but now jumped into the DLC wrapping up into NG+~

Posted by: Random Wanderer May 25 2016, 03:29 PM
Oh, I played the new Doom. It's kinda awesome.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Jun 6 2016, 05:56 PM
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus.... terrible game.

Posted by: Yl33 D4 N00b Jun 8 2016, 08:41 AM
Universe Sandbox is fun; serious CPU lag if you add too many items, though.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Jun 26 2016, 07:30 PM
Steam Summer Sale!

Doom was 40% off so I was like eh why not.

Its kinda fun I suppose but I see it getting a bit droll. There's a certain repetitiveness to just clearing out waves of monsters. It's kinda amusing though how Doom Marine just ignores all the people trying to give you objectives. "Turn it off carefully" they say. Nope. SMASH!

There's no regenerating health, but once you drop below a certain health threshold - your next kill ends up dropping bucketloads of health. At least on normal difficulty. Also executing shit gets you health. Kill to heal.

I can't run it at 1080 without my computer chugging like a total bitch which makes me a bit sad. I can't seem to get it to run at 720(option is just not there) so I'm kinda stuck playing on my laptop screen as opposed to my big monitor. My shitty 750M is showing its age.

Platformy bits is kinda annoying. And there's some weird glitchy bits. I did a running jump onto a moving platform and it just didn't like me so I kept clipping in and out of the platform and slid off. I had to basically wait for the platform to come to a still before getting on nice and slow for it to accept me.

I also did a running jump onto an upgrade robot - pretty sure you're not supposed to do that. I think the intention was that hey, this upgrade robot flies away so you better explore and find a way to get to it. I clipped on to it and flew with the robot all the way to its hiding spot before the choose upgrade menu popped up.


Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Jun 26 2016, 07:30 PM
Steam Summer Sale!

Doom was 40% off so I was like eh why not.

Its kinda fun I suppose but I see it getting a bit droll. There's a certain repetitiveness to just clearing out waves of monsters. It's kinda amusing though how Doom Marine just ignores all the people trying to give you objectives. "Turn it off carefully" they say. Nope. SMASH!

There's no regenerating health, but once you drop below a certain health threshold - your next kill ends up dropping bucketloads of health. At least on normal difficulty. Also executing shit gets you health. Kill to heal.

I can't run it at 1080 without my computer chugging like a total bitch which makes me a bit sad. I can't seem to get it to run at 720(option is just not there) so I'm kinda stuck playing on my laptop screen as opposed to my big monitor. My shitty 750M is showing its age.

Platformy bits is kinda annoying. And there's some weird glitchy bits. I did a running jump onto a moving platform and it just didn't like me so I kept clipping in and out of the platform and slid off. I had to basically wait for the platform to come to a still before getting on nice and slow for it to accept me.

I also did a running jump onto an upgrade robot - pretty sure you're not supposed to do that. I think the intention was that hey, this upgrade robot flies away so you better explore and find a way to get to it. I clipped on to it and flew with the robot all the way to its hiding spot before the choose upgrade menu popped up.


Posted by: Char Jul 13 2016, 11:37 PM
I have gone back to the Last of Us ala Ps4 remastered~

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Aug 7 2016, 11:32 PM
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator was a good way to waste a few hours.

Posted by: Char Aug 9 2016, 11:15 PM
No Man's Sky~

Posted by: Genshie Aug 13 2016, 06:35 PM
Overwatch, Battleborn, ESO, and FF14 mainly. Just purchased No Man's Sky. Need to start playing some older classic games on my laptop. Main mission get POTG with all heroes in Overwatch to post on my YT channel. (Still need Tracer, Widow, Mei, and Anna. Anna is going to be a real B%@%^ to get due to her low burst damage. It is possible but you have to pretty much pray no one gets a triple kill or more with their ults)

Looking forward to: Persona 5, FF15, and Zero Dawn.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Aug 15 2016, 12:41 AM
Friend got me Overwatch so I was all like, oh well time to join the crowd. At least this ain't Pokemon GO.

Wish Genji and Hanzo weren't such scrub magnets.

Just gonna fanny about in QM with friends for most part, not interested in competitive. Not really maining anybody, but I find myself gravitating towards Zenyatta or Roadhog for mid-match changing when I feel my team is garbage.

I like Zarya but it's hard to make her work.

My most memorable time was when I played Bastion and my friend Mercy on an escort mission. I planted myself on the escort vehicle and gunned everybody down while my friend healed and damage buffed me. The opposing team was a bunch of uncoordinated bellends and kept running into a hail of bullets one by one. Though it did help that our Winston was constantly giving them shit and splitting them up.

Posted by: Genshie Aug 15 2016, 01:54 PM
QUOTE (DaRk_KnIgHt @ Aug 15 2016, 12:41 AM)
My most memorable time was when I played Bastion and my friend Mercy on an escort mission. I planted myself on the escort vehicle and gunned everybody down while my friend healed and damage buffed me. The opposing team was a bunch of uncoordinated bellends and kept running into a hail of bullets one by one. Though it did help that our Winston was constantly giving them shit and splitting them up.

I do pretty much the exact same but with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGSMGPQ7Nro&index=22&list=PL4CmWEMEDz3iFGEz3SQZ4mTafsxr4amVe *inserting plug of me* when I am playing him offensively on escort the payload maps. Once we get the payload I immediately hop on top of it and place my turret on it. It is funny since the opposing team pretty much, I want to say 90% of the time, shifts its entire focus onto my turret on the payload. Plus Winston is so underrated and one of my favorite tanks to play as due to his mobility. He is pretty much Genji's worst nightmare.

Posted by: Lacronton Aug 20 2016, 07:20 PM
I'm addin Clannad to my playlist once I get to where I can buy it. Thank you Steam.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Aug 28 2016, 07:30 PM
Deus Ex Mankind Divided. Punch punch revolution.

Though I generally just punch things, cloak around and generally don't use most of my gear - doesn't stop me from compulsively hoarding guns and ammo. Also doing things like shipping guns to vendors one by one(they stack into more ammo so yeah...) to get more credits. Gotta buy them PRAXIS KITS.

Haven't really used the new augs. Been kinda like, eh do I need these? Recently got the Tesla and I guess its useful once you get the multilock and range upgrade, especially if you're going for a non-lethal run. Though it needs its own ammo.

But with the materials aug, you can break down guns and shit into crafting materials to fuel it I suppose. Drop your own upgraded guns and break down every other gun you find.

My rig is below minimum requirements, but that didn't stop me from playing with all the shit turned off and the resolution brought all the way down to 1280x800. It runs smooth enough to be playable, though load times are a biiiitch.

Posted by: Mamma Peach Aug 29 2016, 10:59 AM
I haven't played D&D for almost 40 years, but when my daughter brought home some 5th edition books in preparation to DM a game I just had to read them all and rolled a character. Her group said they really wanted me to join. I am exited.

Posted by: Random Wanderer Sep 3 2016, 10:16 PM
Torchlight. The original. For some reason I just felt like replaying it.

Posted by: Char Oct 2 2016, 06:31 PM
Ultra late to the party but who cares, playing Witcher 3 on PS4 now~

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Oct 10 2016, 06:39 PM
Been playing Wasteland 2 again, only the Director's Cut this time around. Doesn't really feel any different, only energy weapons work differently and are somehow even more useless.

Did Highpool this time around instead of the Ag Center. Kinda fannied about the Prison for a bit and now I'm at the Rail Nomads camp. Not sure if I want to keep playing though.

I'm having an itch for a CRPG, specifically Fallout 2. Problem with replaying Fallout 2 is that I played it too many times. Problem with other games is that it ain't Fallout 2. Quite the quandary.

I tried a bit of Arcanum of Steamworks and Magick Obscura but it was seriously too clunky for me to put up with. And that UI ugh. If there's something great underneath, the wrapping is too thick.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Nov 13 2016, 08:34 PM
I tried replaying Stalker with the 2009 complete mod tacked on. It got weird and I had Duty hostile somehow and I got pissed off and stopped after a Duty member gunned me down while I was in the barkeep. An alleged gunless zone. Couldn't even defend myself.

Played some Divinity Original Sin since I heard this was FANTASY FALLOUT. It's not quite really and I didn't really like it. Got to a giant robot boss, found a controller that was meant to be used to defeat it. Turn off its super party killing electricity attack and it punches everybody to death anyway...

Then I played Underrail. Got pissed off mid way, stopped gave it another go after discussing it online with some guy. There's basically no way to get past combat in this game without absolutely scumming your way through. Save/load a lot, abuse zone exit/entry points to heal up/regenerate psi/reload weapons etc. And if you abuse exit points wrong, you might find yourself dying to moment you re-enter that zone.... (so you run around the map and alternate between entry points!)

I went with a full Psi character and after a lot of early game struggles, I can more or less roll through most enemies. I enjoy using Locus of Control + Enrage + Forcefield. Make them all pissed off, lock myself away and let them in fight. Another amusing to do assuming close proximity of enemies is Thermodynamic Destabilization + Telekinetic Proxy + Telekinetic punch. Burst down the destabilized target and they explode for all their HP, which is enough to explode everybody in their radius cause enemy HP values are all quite similar.

I feel a lot of these 'old school' indie games take all the wrong lessons from their predecessors. There so needs to be a bloody map.

Probably look into getting Tyranny when I'm done with Underrail.


Posted by: bscar Nov 18 2016, 12:13 AM
Been playing the remastered Skyrim since it came out a few weeks ago- finally mods to the PS4. Haven't played Fallout 4 since, but I was playing that game since xmas last year when I first watched TFS play it and said I need to get this. It was also my first new console since playstation 2 came out.

I was playing Transformers Devastation for a little while(got my first character to all max stats). I got it when it was a free download from the PS+ store.

Just downloaded Dishonored 1 and 2(1 was free if you preordered 2), but haven't played either one yet. Looking forward to it, though.

Posted by: Char Nov 26 2016, 10:37 AM
Bought so much stuff from the PS4 Black Friday Sale.

Just completed Brothers in one sitting. Really fantastic stuff.

Posted by: Mamma Peach Nov 28 2016, 09:58 AM
Pokemon Moon. It's a bit different from the other titles, not sure if I like that or not yet. I still hate the non-transferability of pokemon with items.

Posted by: Comet-sempai Dec 8 2016, 08:13 AM
I'm playing SSF2 out of boredom.

Posted by: mangacat Dec 8 2016, 02:20 PM
I got a PS4 a few months ago and subscribed to Final Fantasy 14 so have been playing that a lot. I also played Transistor (LOVE that game) and before that was playing Dragon Age Inquisition (on the PS3 initially - but the upgrade was so worth it).

Apparently I'm getting FF15 as a present this year. I saw the start with a friend via SharePlay, and I'm now more interested in it and want to get stuck into the gameplay and leveling mechanics.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Feb 9 2017, 09:48 PM
Atelier Sophie was very calming.

Until some monsters repeatedly kicked my ass.

But I enjoy just chilling and doing my own thing and having the game just slowly open itself up to you. No pressure.

I haven't played an Atelier game since Mana Khemia 2. While everything feels like more or less an upgrade, the battle system is a definite downgrade. Not sure what the Arland/Dusk battle systems are like, but I very enjoyed the Khemia switching in and out and complex combos and time card manipulation. Here support actions just happen! By chance!

Wish they put a bit more work on the environments. Too many random open areas with a few gathering spots. It's fine here and there(like you don't want an absolute chore to gather lots of materials you need) but some actual dungeons wouldn't go amiss. Maybe for some key items or some jazz.

The characters do look nice but they aren't as expressively animated as I'd like. A lot of standing there stone cold and mouths flapping. Feels like a bit of a waste. VN style cutouts would convey more emotion.




Posted by: Tanin Mar 27 2017, 09:07 AM
I'm personally bouncing between playing Mass Effect 3 and Nier: Automata.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt Mar 29 2017, 01:31 AM
Me and my friends decided to get God Eater 2 Rage Burst. But it came with God Eater Ressurection so we started with that instead.

Not much experience with any Hunter type games but this is kinda meh. Very repetitive. Some enemies are just super cheap, like the Dyaus Pita which doesn't ever stop. And some levels where you just get ganged up on by multiple mid/large types.

Though you can create stupid OP bullets and after you get the air devour which restores more than half your OP (or close to full with the right gear traits), you can just obliterate most things by spamming homing airstrikes and chomping them. Trigger Happy makes this doubly stupid.

Also played the shit out of Atelier Firis. Battle system is still a far cry from Mana Khemia, but it is overall a huge improvement over Sophie. Except maybe the character interactions and story arcs, I enjoyed Sophie's more. Got 100% achievements, if only cause the achievements are fairly easy rather than actual anal 100% absolutely everything. You don't have to craft everything or discover every recipe, just do enough of it. Get all endings and character scenes and you're set for most part. Didn't beat the Uber Dragon, fuck that thing seriously.

Which the game didn't run like absolute ass and have all these dodgy shadow issues. Not gonna bother with DLC, what's the point of new party members when I've beat the game? Not really feeling it for a NG+.

Posted by: Char Apr 16 2017, 02:18 AM
Reaching 100 hours on Zelda Breath of the Wild~

Posted by: Xavon Apr 22 2017, 03:49 PM
QUOTE (Char @ Apr 16 2017, 02:18 AM)
Reaching 100 hours on Zelda Breath of the Wild~

Don't believe it. The Switch doesn't exist. I've been search since the release date, and no matter where I go, it always sold out two days ago. Smacks of a conspiracy to me.

I'm playing Persona 5, and the usual never ending run of phone game (PAD, KH:UX, SAO:MD, and FFBE).

And Fate Grand Order is finally coming out in English.

Posted by: DaRk_KnIgHt May 20 2017, 08:32 PM
Giga Wrecker is... giga wrecking me. I don't know if I can keep up needing to retry a boss 100 times to beat it. It's really draining. I can figure out what I need to do to beat the boss, but the execution is just... and it's pretty grating having the professor explain what you need to do repeatedly after too many losses. I KNOW. IT'S JUST FUCKING HARD.

Started a bit of Bayonetta. Maybe I should beat that first. It is also kinda wrecking me but at least there's checkpoints in the middle of boss fights.

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