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Post by Das » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:34 pm

night in the woods is lovely but the guitar hero bits are stupid.
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Post by Rasaokis » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:58 pm

Das wrote:night in the woods is lovely but the guitar hero bits are stupid.
I don't mind the Guitar Hero part so much, although I'm really bad at it. It's the nightmare sequences that bug me. I really don't see the point, and they're always the same thing every time. Other than that, I'm enjoying myself. I like how the player isn't always offered the choice to smooth things out when things get rough. There's a part in the game where you're talking to Bea after she's had a tough day, and I'm fairly certain that you have no choice but to piss her off. I like that. It feels more true to life than what most games offer in terms of choice.
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Post by Das » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:23 am

I wouldn't mind them if the screen didn't shake terribly every time you miss a single input, the input shake makes me just want to put down the controller and say 'well, OK then, fuck it' because you end up missing like, 6 inputs because you missed one. I'm still too early for the nightmare sequences I think. The writing in it is absolutely fantastic, no doubt about that.
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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:01 am

I still can't believe the Switch is coming out on Friday and hardly anyone is even able to get it. I have zero interest in playing BotW on Wii-U, since it looks like shit and runs like shit, but apparently Nintendo doesn't want my money.

At least Torment is out on Tuesday, I guess
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Post by Ace » Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:10 am

Could try emulating and see how that goes.
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Post by Samm@el » Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:54 am

Bandy Greensacks wrote:I still can't believe the Switch is coming out on Friday and hardly anyone is even able to get it. I have zero interest in playing BotW on Wii-U, since it looks like shit and runs like shit, but apparently Nintendo doesn't want my money.

At least Torment is out on Tuesday, I guess
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Post by The Last Baron » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:40 am

With the new Torment nearly here, I figured I should try Planescape. Any recommended builds? I'm told you can talk to everything, definitely want to do that.
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Post by Beau » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:31 pm

The fighting system sucks, as Chris Avellone himself has pointed out, so unless you want to bored out of your mind, make a character that's got the gift of the gab, since that's what you'll be doing 90% of the time.
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Post by Beau » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:33 pm

I mean, maybe "sucks" is too strong a word, but no one replays it for the fights. So a strongman build is a waste of time.
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Re: The Video Game Thread

Post by Das » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:57 am

Talking is a better tool for results than fighting in Planescape, for certain. Also, the full thing is coming out? or just another 'chapter' for the new Torment?
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Post by Ace » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:54 am

I bought Diablo 3 for PS4. What class is good for a Noob who has never played ANY diablo game.
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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:16 am

Anything. It's more about spec and gear than class.
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Post by The Last Baron » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:18 am

Das wrote:Talking is a better tool for results than fighting in Planescape, for certain. Also, the full thing is coming out? or just another 'chapter' for the new Torment?
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Post by Samm@el » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:39 pm

Ace wrote:I bought Diablo 3 for PS4. What class is good for a Noob who has never played ANY diablo game.
Demon Hunter and Sorceress are both pretty easy to use and have great ranged attacks.
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Post by Beau » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:51 pm

My slow internet is downloading Torment, presumably by first reading all the dialogue trees in the voice of Christopher Plummer.

Hurry the fuck up.
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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:16 pm

Switch package (with Zelda and Just Dance) is in stock on BHPhotoVideo.com, if anyone is still looking for it

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... h_the.html
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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:27 am

Breath of the Wild is so fucking good.
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Post by The Last Baron » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:27 pm

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ME Andromeda, woof

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Post by MuntyJay » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:01 pm

I like video games like Mario or Mortal Combat and unfortunately have not much time for playing (college, homework, friends).
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Post by Epistemophobia » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:22 pm

i like you
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Post by Ace » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:30 pm

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Post by The Nameless One » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:59 pm

MuntyJay wrote:I like video games like Mario or Mortal Combat and unfortunately have not much time for playing (college, homework, friends). But when I have short breaks I play Candy Crash on http://www.friv5online.com/ . PS it's never boring
Obscure?
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Post by Stu » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:39 am

Epistemophobia wrote:i like you
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Post by Ace » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:21 am

Ugh. Those two suck at times. I get frustrated watching them sometimes.
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Post by Samm@el » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:15 am

Bandy Greensacks wrote:Breath of the Wild is so fucking good.
Just finished everything up. If a better game comes out this year, it'll be a fucking great year.
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Post by Ace » Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:12 pm

I bought Horizon and The Evil Within. Gonna make it my main game for this next two weeks. Horizon that is.
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Post by The Guy in the Trenchcoat » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:09 pm

I bought Titanfall 2. Hopefully it doesn't distract too much from my Overwatch career.
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Post by Ace » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:46 pm

The Single Player is supposed to be GOAT worthy.
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Post by Ace » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:25 pm

So the girl who plays Aloy also played Chloe in life is strange is also Jedi's secret crush Ashly Burch.
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Post by Samm@el » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:58 pm

Ace wrote:So the girl who plays Aloy also played Chloe in life is strange is also Jedi's secret crush Ashly Burch.
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Post by Das » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:32 pm

Hmm, it's been a while

I've put about 60 hours into Mass Effect Andromeda and really, I plan on completing and then shelfing it for the ineveitable story DLCs, it does some definite things wrong, but it does more right, to my eyes, the open world shift is interesting because it definitely weakens the stakes, but hugely adds to the sense of a 'new world'. The best missions tend to stick to the original triliogy's closed corridor design, such as loyalty missions and major story missions, it's an odd dual identity, and generally, I think it'd probably be better off with just big corridors, so many of the goals and missions found out and about are really just extra fluff to the game's time, the second go through I've ignored a lot of things I did the first time through. The writing has definite missteps, but no more than the original set of three, to my ears. The biggest issue here is that the stakes of major decisions don't play out with signifigant consequence too much of the time, I'd say about half the decisions feel like they carry the same weight as some of the choices you had to make in the original mass effect(s), it's a definite set-up game, as so many things feel out in the open still, and the end essentially tells you 'yeah, there's more, dude'. But that's fine, it's pretty easily the best playing game bioware's ever made, not their best written, but it's written with enough satisfaction that I can't honestly say I felt disappointed. It's good comfort food, it's not the best meal of the year, to put it one way.

Nier Automata I still have to finish but it feels like one of the best games of the year, super interesting writing, incredibly good game mechanics, great mood. I'm savoring it.

Night in the Woods is in retrospect, funny and touching, but it doesn't strike me in the same way other games of its ilk have, I enjoyed my time there, a lot, great art, great storytelling, but I think it's ultimately let down by its pace, oddly enough.
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Post by Stu » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:12 am

Missed you Das! Haven't yet played any of the games you wrote about, but I enjoyed reading your thoughts on them, and noticed you didn't say anything about a huge title this year, Resident Evil VII; have you played it yet? I feel it does a pretty good job of putting an intensely immersive, personal 1st-person twist on the series while still (for the most part) bringing it back to a more grounded Survival Horror base as opposed to the Michael Bay shenanigans the main series has indulged in as of late, while also often being surprisingly, effectively subtle and restrained with its scares, while also having a refreshing sense of humor and camp in its references to previous games and classic Horror movies.

So yeah, really good game.
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Post by The Last Baron » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:14 pm

Kentucky Route Zero is free right now if you have Twitch Prime but sadly it can only be played through Twitch's launcher, no Steam code
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The Last Baron wrote:Kentucky Route Zero is free right now if you have Twitch Prime but sadly it can only be played through Twitch's launcher, no Steam code
More important when episode 5 finally comes.
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Post by The Last Baron » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:49 pm

http://www.pcgamer.com/eve-onlines-late ... over-anime

There's a conflict brewing in EVE Online over...anime. It has been dubbed World War Weeb.
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Post by Macrology » Mon May 01, 2017 12:41 am

Finally got a Switch and I've been playing Breath of the Wild. The game is fantastic, but also entirely overwhelming in scale. I don't have the time to play a game this sprawling, so rather than cut back on the game, I have simply ceased to be a functional adult.

But earlier I was playing the game during a thunder storm, and the power cut out. . . but the Switch switched over to handheld/battery mode and I just kept playing Zelda with all the lights out. It's the system twelve year old me always dreamed of.
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Post by Samm@el » Mon May 01, 2017 4:46 am

Macrology wrote:Finally got a Switch and I've been playing Breath of the Wild. The game is fantastic, but also entirely overwhelming in scale. I don't have the time to play a game this sprawling, so rather than cut back on the game, I have simply ceased to be a functional adult.

But earlier I was playing the game during a thunder storm, and the power cut out. . . but the Switch switched over to handheld/battery mode and I just kept playing Zelda with all the lights out. It's the system twelve year old me always dreamed of.
Jesus that's a fantastic game.

On that note, everyone who enjoys walking simulators should drop what they're doing and play What Remains of Edith Finch.
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Hop aboard the Surge train.
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The Guy in the Trenchcoat wrote:
Hop aboard the Surge train.
I think that video's URL is messed up; it won't play for me.
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Stu wrote:I think that video's URL is messed up; it won't play for me.


Let the Surge train resume.
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Macrology wrote:Finally got a Switch and I've been playing Breath of the Wild. The game is fantastic, but also entirely overwhelming in scale. I don't have the time to play a game this sprawling, so rather than cut back on the game, I have simply ceased to be a functional adult.

But earlier I was playing the game during a thunder storm, and the power cut out. . . but the Switch switched over to handheld/battery mode and I just kept playing Zelda with all the lights out. It's the system twelve year old me always dreamed of.
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Re: The Video Game Thread

Post by Beau » Mon May 15, 2017 10:47 pm

Love the money shot of you playing with the lights out. Felt things.
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Post by The Last Baron » Tue May 16, 2017 12:10 am

Strafe is a bit disappointing and also hates my CPU. I'm glad I didn't have to put money on it.
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Post by Ace » Tue May 16, 2017 7:33 pm

New Humble Bundle includes Kentucky Route Zero.
https://www.humblebundle.com/humble-indie-bundle-18
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Post by Evil Prevails » Tue May 23, 2017 11:14 pm

Wrong thread whoops
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Post by The Last Baron » Tue May 23, 2017 11:17 pm

Ace wrote:New Humble Bundle includes Kentucky Route Zero.
https://www.humblebundle.com/humble-indie-bundle-18
The $1 tier is solid, enjoying Ziggurat and Steamworld Heist quite a bit

https://www.humblebundle.com/gameon-bundle

This one is good too, recommend Her Story
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Re: The Video Game Thread

Post by Stu » Wed May 24, 2017 3:46 am

Evil Prevails wrote:Wrong thread whoops
Huh?
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