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Title: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Charlie72 on September 06, 2010, 03:02:09 AM
A thread about video games that you are playing.

I'm playing Super Robot Wars Judgment. No, I can read japanese, I just press buttons and watch cool stuff happen.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Salkovich on September 06, 2010, 03:25:55 AM
Torchlight, Galactic Civilizations 2, Minesweeper like a BOSS.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: rayner23 on September 06, 2010, 08:55:18 AM
Fallout 3 and Scott Pilgrim with my wife.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on September 06, 2010, 10:45:42 AM
Spore, Bayonetta, Rune Factory: Frontier, Spellforce 2, and Devil Summoner 2. Behold my fucked up taste in games.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on September 06, 2010, 12:12:25 PM
A good amount of multiplayer (TF2, Killing Floor, League of Legends), Fallout 3 and Mass Effect from time to time, random Gamecube games (Timesplitters Future Perfect, Eternal Darkness), and that's about it...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on September 06, 2010, 01:50:26 PM
Just recently played -
Finished:
Torchlight, Starcraft 2, Singularity, Ratchet and Clank: ToD, The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom

Stopped Partway through.
Mass Effect 2 (got close to finishing then just stopped, havent felt the need to come back)
HAWX 2 (sucks), Resistance 2 (sucks), Crackdown 2 (sucks), Bioshock 2 (sucks), Split/Second (sucks), Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands (kinda sucks), Transformers War for Cybertron (should have stopped after the Decepticon campaign, autobot part sucked), GTA 4 (sucks), Need for Speed: World (sucks)

Currently playing:
side games - World of Goo, Spider Solitaire,
main game - not sure yet, Probably gonna be Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty

Looking forward to:
Portal 2, Thief 4, Sly 4, Sly Cooper Series Remastered, Gran Turismo 5.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: rayner23 on September 06, 2010, 03:26:10 PM
Looking forward to:
Portal 2, Thief 4, Sly 4, Sly Cooper Series Remastered, Gran Turismo 5.

I bet half of these are going to suck.
 ;)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Charlie72 on September 06, 2010, 03:48:30 PM
I just bought Sims 3, so I'm probably going to be playing that.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: BeyondSandrock on September 06, 2010, 04:03:52 PM
Being played at the moment:

StarCraft II, Audiosurf, Bioshock, You Don't Know Jack: The Ride, Stepmania.


Looking forward to:
Portal 2, Thief 4, Sly 4, Sly Cooper Series Remastered, Gran Turismo 5.

I'm glad to see that the Sly Cooper Series will be re-released onto the PS3.  Now I have an excuse to try an purchase a PS3 off of my Best Buy Auction account.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on September 07, 2010, 08:42:58 PM
Started a new game of Pokemon Ruby according to the rules stated here (http://www.nuzlocke.com/?page_id=2):

1. Catch the first Pokemon you encounter in each route/cave/whatever and nothing else. If you fail to catch it, too bad, continue onwards.
2. If you Pokemon faints, consider it dead and release it.

Definitely changes the game a lot, I'm only a little ways in, but I can already tell that it is going to be a lot harder and make it much more interesting...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 07, 2010, 11:23:01 PM
killing floor and starcraft 2. L4d2 when someone invites me to a game. Hard 8 is a terrible mutation.

hard mode on KF is hard and fun. MUST LEVEL PERKS UP
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on September 07, 2010, 11:31:16 PM
MUST LEVEL PERKS UP

I always feel like this, but some of them take so long and are somewhat difficult...

I guess my main complaint is I like playing support/medic characters in games, so when that's the only one you can't level in single player...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: ethan_dawe on September 08, 2010, 08:55:40 AM
Playing Temple of Elemental Evil on PC with mods from Circle of Eight

About: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Temple_of_Elemental_Evil_(video_game)
Mods and patches: http://www.co8.org/forum/

Playing Doom3 on PC

Playing Atari Adventure (1979) with a PC emulator

About: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventure_(Atari_2600)
Emulator: http://www.simmphonic.com/programming/flash.htm

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on September 08, 2010, 11:23:09 AM
City of Heroes: Going Rogue (Finally picked it up)
Neverwinter Nights 2 (Still trying to finish it, I just can't seem to keep at it long enough)
3d Dot Game Heroes
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (with my wife)
I dabble in my room mates World of Warcraft account, or rather I did until I just picked up Going Rogue on Monday and now WoW can kiss my ass!(Until my time in CoH expires then I will meekly ask my room mate for his password so I can work on my characters some more.)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on September 08, 2010, 11:48:31 AM
Started a new game of Pokemon Ruby according to the rules stated here (http://www.nuzlocke.com/?page_id=2):

1. Catch the first Pokemon you encounter in each route/cave/whatever and nothing else. If you fail to catch it, too bad, continue onwards.
2. If you Pokemon faints, consider it dead and release it.

Definitely changes the game a lot, I'm only a little ways in, but I can already tell that it is going to be a lot harder and make it much more interesting...

Nuzlockin it I see, I'm doing that on my leaf green right now, its awesome because thanks to the rule I have two butterfree. Also, it sucks because I HAVE TWO BUTTERFREE!

Everyone knows butterfree is useless after level 25.

But yeah one of my friends completed his Nuzlock on Fire Red and now is on Diamond. He says its kicking his ass. Bonus rule* No Healing out side of rest/pokemon centers, and no status heals.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on September 08, 2010, 01:06:37 PM
In my recent convalescence I played the entirety of Batman: Arkham Asylum.  I'm stuck on a mission in Red Dead Redemption and have temporarily abandoned it.  I am currently progressing through Assassin's Creed 2; interspersed with Wii Sports Resort and Lego Star Wars with my children.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on September 08, 2010, 02:21:38 PM
In my recent convalescence I played the entirety of Batman: Arkham Asylum.  I'm stuck on a mission in Red Dead Redemption and have temporarily abandoned it.  I am currently progressing through Assassin's Creed 2; interspersed with Wii Sports Resort and Lego Star Wars with my children.

Lego Star Wars is so much fun.  It's kind of a stupid little game, and really "easy," but it's so much fun to play with another person, especially if you start fighting for the most pieces and over characters...

Oh man, good times...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Ryo on September 08, 2010, 07:53:11 PM
I don't have much time to play during the summer. The last ones were, Borderlands, Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on September 08, 2010, 09:26:48 PM
Quote from: Mckma
Lego Star Wars is so much fun.  It's kind of a stupid little game, and really "easy," but it's so much fun to play with another person, especially if you start fighting for the most pieces and over characters...

The other day, my wife was constantly encouraging Beth (she's seven), playing as Obi-Wan, to attack me, playing as Anakin. 

Beth does not understand why I keep murdering Jar-Jar.  (Ah, sweet, sweet catharsis.)
To be fair, she has only watched Episodes 4, 5, and 6.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on September 08, 2010, 09:45:09 PM
Quote from: Mckma
Lego Star Wars is so much fun.  It's kind of a stupid little game, and really "easy," but it's so much fun to play with another person, especially if you start fighting for the most pieces and over characters...

The other day, my wife was constantly encouraging Beth (she's seven), playing as Obi-Wan, to attack me, playing as Anakin. 

Beth does not understand why I keep murdering Jar-Jar.  (Ah, sweet, sweet catharsis.)
To be fair, she has only watched Episodes 4, 5, and 6.

I forgot about killing Jar-Jar.  I basically constantly kept him dead or dying, except for when I needed to jump (really it's not fair that they made him necessary for the jumping)...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: +1 Hat on September 09, 2010, 01:12:08 AM
Finishing up the post-credits play on Metroid: Other M. Decent enough, not quite the old metroid, but an interesting take. Would play another to see if they could get more out of it.

Fallout 3 - main quest & Operation: Anchorage done, just into Point Lookout, thinking about clearing The Pitt or Zeta first, though.

Debating whether or not to try for Loremaster on my oldest character before Cataclysm drops for WoW.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on September 10, 2010, 11:49:56 AM
Finishing up the post-credits play on Metroid: Other M. Decent enough, not quite the old metroid, but an interesting take. Would play another to see if they could get more out of it.

Fallout 3 - main quest & Operation: Anchorage done, just into Point Lookout, thinking about clearing The Pitt or Zeta first, though.

Debating whether or not to try for Loremaster on my oldest character before Cataclysm drops for WoW.

If you have dropped points into Energy weapons I would go with Zeta, they sheer amount of energy weapons/ammo you get will last you the rest of the game, plus you can go back and get more. It makes Energy weapons actually useful.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on September 10, 2010, 12:04:08 PM
Finishing up the post-credits play on Metroid: Other M. Decent enough, not quite the old metroid, but an interesting take. Would play another to see if they could get more out of it.

Fallout 3 - main quest & Operation: Anchorage done, just into Point Lookout, thinking about clearing The Pitt or Zeta first, though.

Debating whether or not to try for Loremaster on my oldest character before Cataclysm drops for WoW.

If you have dropped points into Energy weapons I would go with Zeta, they sheer amount of energy weapons/ammo you get will last you the rest of the game, plus you can go back and get more. It makes Energy weapons actually useful.

I don't know, I wouldn't say it was a useless skill.  I had so many points from intelligence and put some there.  Plus after getting the plasma rifle from the android, that's about all I used because it worked so amazingly well...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on September 14, 2010, 06:48:21 PM
I don't know, I wouldn't say it was a useless skill.  I had so many points from intelligence and put some there.  Plus after getting the plasma rifle from the android, that's about all I used because it worked so amazingly well...

True, I didn't mean to make it sound completely usesless, just that Zeta adds more options for Energy Weapons and really I felt like Energy weapons was kinda tacked on... Only had like 1 or 2 non unique energy weapons from what I found.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on September 14, 2010, 06:59:07 PM
I don't know, I wouldn't say it was a useless skill.  I had so many points from intelligence and put some there.  Plus after getting the plasma rifle from the android, that's about all I used because it worked so amazingly well...

True, I didn't mean to make it sound completely usesless, just that Zeta adds more options for Energy Weapons and really I felt like Energy weapons was kinda tacked on... Only had like 1 or 2 non unique energy weapons from what I found.

Oh I can definitely see that.  They were definitely inferior for most of the game other than their relatively abundant ammo, but as soon as you got plasma weapons, especially that unique one, it was a good choice, Zeta definitely adds a ton of stuff though (just looking through my strategy guide, there are at least twice as many options with it)...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: nekomata on September 15, 2010, 03:33:50 PM
http://www.carpefulgur.com/recettear/
You play as a cute little girl who owns an item shop in order to pay off her dad's massive loans, otherwise your fairy loanshark will take your house and make you live in a box. Plus you can befriend adventures and go on NES Zelda styled dungeon crawls. It sounds weird but its actually alot of fun, aside from the cheap fucking little girls that won't pay my huge item markups... I'm trying to pay off my loanshark dammit! >:(
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on September 15, 2010, 04:15:28 PM
I don't know, I wouldn't say it was a useless skill.  I had so many points from intelligence and put some there.  Plus after getting the plasma rifle from the android, that's about all I used because it worked so amazingly well...

True, I didn't mean to make it sound completely usesless, just that Zeta adds more options for Energy Weapons and really I felt like Energy weapons was kinda tacked on... Only had like 1 or 2 non unique energy weapons from what I found.

Oh I can definitely see that.  They were definitely inferior for most of the game other than their relatively abundant ammo, but as soon as you got plasma weapons, especially that unique one, it was a good choice, Zeta definitely adds a ton of stuff though (just looking through my strategy guide, there are at least twice as many options with it)...

Reading this thread reminded me to tack
Fallout New Vegas

to my list of "DO WANT" October 19th you cannot come fast enough.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Seejo Crux on September 21, 2010, 10:42:45 AM
Civilization V came out today! Now all I have to do is survive the work day and possibly find an excuse to go home early.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on September 21, 2010, 02:40:01 PM
Civilization V came out today! Now all I have to do is survive the work day and possibly find an excuse to go home early.

WHAT?!?! How did Civ V slip past me? Excuse me I have a phone call to make...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Doc Brown on September 22, 2010, 09:44:44 AM
Civilization V came out today! Now all I have to do is survive the work day and possibly find an excuse to go home early.

WHAT?!?! How did Civ V slip past me? Excuse me I have a phone call to make...

Free demo on steam, 3 playable civs, Ramses, Alexander, and I think Darius of Persia or something. I dled it, installed it, then was like "you know what fuck this" and bought it about an hour later, knew I was going to anyway. It looks very nice, although some of the little perks I miss. For example, when you build a wonder it doesn't do the cool building animation while Nimoy speaks.

Haven't gotten too far into it but: The grid is now a hex grid, the combat is quite a bit different, and they now have social policy trees you can unlock with culture points rather than civics (looks like a really nice system). Not sure how I feel about the combat, although I get why they did it. You can no longer have stacks of doom, or stacks of any type for that matter. Also, archers and such are now ranged units that can attack 2 squares (err, hexes) away, which changes their role as solely city defenders somewhat.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on September 22, 2010, 11:13:30 AM
Civilization V came out today! Now all I have to do is survive the work day and possibly find an excuse to go home early.

WHAT?!?! How did Civ V slip past me? Excuse me I have a phone call to make...

Sweet deal I always liked Archers, looks like I will be picking that up eventually.
Free demo on steam, 3 playable civs, Ramses, Alexander, and I think Darius of Persia or something. I dled it, installed it, then was like "you know what fuck this" and bought it about an hour later, knew I was going to anyway. It looks very nice, although some of the little perks I miss. For example, when you build a wonder it doesn't do the cool building animation while Nimoy speaks.

Haven't gotten too far into it but: The grid is now a hex grid, the combat is quite a bit different, and they now have social policy trees you can unlock with culture points rather than civics (looks like a really nice system). Not sure how I feel about the combat, although I get why they did it. You can no longer have stacks of doom, or stacks of any type for that matter. Also, archers and such are now ranged units that can attack 2 squares (err, hexes) away, which changes their role as solely city defenders somewhat.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Seejo Crux on October 01, 2010, 03:18:44 PM
I don't think anyone has mentioned "Amnesia" yet. It's an interesting game that seems like it'd be right up Ross' alley. You play a character who wakes up in a spooky castle. The game explains that it isn't about winning or losing, but experiencing the game.

You have a sanity meter, but you wouldn't know it if you just started playing like I did. Sanity loss sounds like crunching bugs and it happens when you walk around in pitch black or experience something scary. You regain sanity by basking in light sources (like candles, sunlight, or your lantern with its finite oil supply) or by progressing the story.

And there's a nameless shadow trying to kill you that apparently has the power to smash parts of the castle (blocking your path) and make flesh walls.

It's on Steam right now for PCs and Macs. I haven't gotten very far in it, but it's pretty neat. Come join the fun!

Free Tip: Use Tab to bring up your inventory. Otherwise you won't be able to refill your lantern.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJWJPHtZ8PM
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on October 01, 2010, 04:48:48 PM
I really liked the demo for Amnesia and the style of that kind of game, so I'll probably pick it up to play with friends for Halloween (or if it goes on sale, I'll grab it then)...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: BeyondSandrock on October 01, 2010, 05:36:32 PM
Zero Punctuation review of Amnesia:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/2092-Amnesia-The-Dark-Descent
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: mathey on October 01, 2010, 08:03:21 PM
Instead of working on my senior art project, I've been watching a lot of video game playthroughs. One of them was Amnesia: Dark Descent.

That shit is Scary. If you like Lovecrafty things and have a tolerance for slow-burn creepiness, I think its worth taking a look at it. I could never play it, though, 'cause I'm a pretty big puss about its particular brand of spookshow.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Zeriken on October 08, 2010, 06:59:55 PM
I've been told of a game today which has potential to suck up a small part of my life; realmofthemadgod.com It's an 8-bit RPG which is sort of like a 1-shot. Pretty fun, imo.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Seejo Crux on October 08, 2010, 08:45:19 PM
I've been told of a game today which has potential to suck up a small part of my life; realmofthemadgod.com It's an 8-bit RPG which is sort of like a 1-shot. Pretty fun, imo.

There was so much pew-pewing going on that I couldn't even see myself. Pretty awesome stuff. I also had to laugh when somebody said on global chat "I'm Level 20. What now?"

Truly the dice-chucker's dilemma.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on October 11, 2010, 02:56:24 PM
I'm dropping into a gamestop after work to pick up my copy of Demon Souls.

Anyone around here play that game? I hear multiplayer is pretty sweet.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on October 11, 2010, 03:36:40 PM
I'm dropping into a gamestop after work to pick up my copy of Demon Souls.

Anyone around here play that game? I hear multiplayer is pretty sweet.

I've played a bit, it's a really tough but fair game...

I'd be down for checking out the multiplayer if I can figure it out and you  are looking for someone to play with...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on October 11, 2010, 04:11:23 PM
I'm dropping into a gamestop after work to pick up my copy of Demon Souls.

Anyone around here play that game? I hear multiplayer is pretty sweet.

I've played a bit, it's a really tough but fair game...

I'd be down for checking out the multiplayer if I can figure it out and you  are looking for someone to play with...

I'm gonna get a few practice sessions in so that I feel comfortable with the system but after that I am totally down to play multi with everyone else. Just hoping I don't get murdered for my souls too often.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: ethan_dawe on October 11, 2010, 09:36:06 PM
Moved up to a state-of-the-art game..... Ultima V
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on October 19, 2010, 01:20:55 PM
Uhh Fallout: New Vegas?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Seejo Crux on October 19, 2010, 01:24:55 PM
Uhh Fallout: New Vegas?

My coworkers are getting annoyed because I won't shut up about this. Can't wait to go home and start playing it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on October 19, 2010, 01:39:39 PM
My wife was mad because I told her we should skip our car payment so i could buy that game...turns out my priorities may be slightly skewed...coversation went somthing like this

Me: Hey, I'm not gonna pay the car payment so I can go buy fallout new vegas.
Her: Oh thats a great idea so that way when they take the car we wont be able to work.
Me: Well at least then I would have time to play.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: BeyondSandrock on October 19, 2010, 03:52:00 PM
My wife was mad because I told her we should skip our car payment so i could buy that game...turns out my priorities may be slightly skewed...coversation went somthing like this

Me: Hey, I'm not gonna pay the car payment so I can go buy fallout new vegas.
Her: Oh thats a great idea so that way when they take the car we wont be able to work.
Me: Well at least then I would have time to play.

I fail to see the flaw in your logic.  ;D
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Zeriken on October 19, 2010, 04:18:30 PM
Did you still get Demon's Souls? SN is Zeriken.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on October 25, 2010, 05:38:07 PM
Did you still get Demon's Souls? SN is Zeriken.


K cool I will add you, I have been playing a bit I am only soul level 19 or so I am obsessed with the red eyed spear man from 1-1, I don't care that he can kill me in 3 hits, when I kill him its worth 2500 souls and well that is too sweet to pass up.

Except for when my brain forgot what game I was playing and I died against him and lost all my 10k souls.

Also, games I am currently playing

Demon Souls
Deadliest Warrior (its so terrible but i cant stop playing it)
Star Trek Online (kinda)
Fallout New Vegas(PC version)
Borderlands (PC Version)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Zeriken on October 25, 2010, 06:36:07 PM
There is an easy way to kill him, if you would like the strategy. Also, in close combat, I've gotten half his hp with no weapons equipped XD.

For ps3, I'm playing:
Demon's Souls
Bayonetta
Dark Sector
Dragon Age


That's pretty much it XD.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on October 25, 2010, 06:48:23 PM
There is an easy way to kill him, if you would like the strategy. Also, in close combat, I've gotten half his hp with no weapons equipped XD.

For ps3, I'm playing:
Demon's Souls
Bayonetta
Dark Sector
Dragon Age


That's pretty much it XD.

Yeah I know you can lead him back to the stairs and make him fall off but its just not as satisfying for me. I have only killed him legit like 3 times and the first time i parried him with my cleric. now that i am playing a theif i find fighting him much easier even though I die faster If I get hit, I find it much easier to avoid him.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Zeriken on October 25, 2010, 08:49:40 PM
Yeah I know you can lead him back to the stairs and make him fall off but its just not as satisfying for me. I have only killed him legit like 3 times and the first time i parried him with my cleric. now that i am playing a theif i find fighting him much easier even though I die faster If I get hit, I find it much easier to avoid him.

True that. I play as a copy of 'Guts' from Berserk; Dragon Bone Smasher and heavy equipment is pretty much his only fighting force. He also has 'fireball' to emulate his false arm cannon from the manga.

I'm ashamed to admit that I sometimes allow him to use a shield and a bow/arrow (the crossbows suck in this game). At this point, I'm trying to recover manly points by beating an area only using bare fists and no healing herbs.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on October 25, 2010, 09:20:56 PM
Probably been playing way too much League of Legends with friends.  The game kind of sucks without friends, but if you get in a group with everyone chatting and people you know, it gets much better (plus we're all cheap and it's free to play)...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: The_Last_76 on October 25, 2010, 09:59:33 PM
Currently tied between Halo: Reach, Bloodbowl and Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires.

Maaay have something to do with the fact I just re-built my bork'd 360.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: crash2455 on October 26, 2010, 03:26:20 PM
Borderlands

Also this sweet little platform puzzler Eversion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qcTBp8gpNM
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Arje on October 26, 2010, 03:53:14 PM
I'm playing this game called methcrack.

It's like minecraft only less addicting.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on October 26, 2010, 04:14:59 PM
Borderlands

Also this sweet little platform puzzler Eversion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qcTBp8gpNM

Borderlands?
PC 360 or PS3
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: crash2455 on October 26, 2010, 04:34:47 PM
Borderlands?
PC 360 or PS3

PC.  Got it cheap on Steam.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on October 26, 2010, 04:48:16 PM
Borderlands?
PC 360 or PS3

PC.  Got it cheap on Steam.

Nice, who do you play as? I normal run Roland but I am trying out Brick
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on October 26, 2010, 04:55:04 PM
speedrun of demon's souls in 54 minutes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWi6t8Psv9w
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: crash2455 on October 26, 2010, 05:28:34 PM
Nice, who do you play as? I normal run Roland but I am trying out Brick

2 Soldiers (Crash and MC Awesomepants) and 1 Hunter (I don't remember the name I gave him).  I've been going 2-player with a Siren with MC Awesomepants.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Ryo on October 26, 2010, 07:35:14 PM
I liked Siren best. Great game. Much ass kicking.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on October 26, 2010, 09:05:43 PM
Siren definitely kicked ass, maxed out the thing that increased fire rate for smgs, with an smg with a very fast reload, low recoil and even more fire rate increase with a decent damage and the final boss on the second playthrough was dead with about 600 rounds in it before it could even get a hit in.

I think Borderlands ruined Fallout for me though, trying to play New Vegas and it just seems horribly clunky compared to Borderlands, even though I know they're not really the same type of game I can't help but compare them, and BL wins for me.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: crash2455 on October 27, 2010, 03:31:28 AM
Siren definitely kicked ass, maxed out the thing that increased fire rate for smgs, with an smg with a very fast reload, low recoil and even more fire rate increase with a decent damage and the final boss on the second playthrough was dead with about 600 rounds in it before it could even get a hit in.

I think Borderlands ruined Fallout for me though, trying to play New Vegas and it just seems horribly clunky compared to Borderlands, even though I know they're not really the same type of game I can't help but compare them, and BL wins for me.

That's why I always used the VATS system.  That and it was normally more accurate than I was.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on October 27, 2010, 09:38:42 AM
Im finding myself having to use VATS alot more then in Fallout 3, probably cause I'm using a controller instead of the mouse.  I'd switch to the mouse when I want more precise aiming...but you can't do that in NV, because...umm, because...oh right, no good god damn reason.

Oh well, New Vegas now crashes everytime it loads my savegame, that + annoying control issue + no multi-gpu support and crappy performance + not very atmospheric or fun compared to F3 (at least I think so) = I guess I'm not playing it anymore.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on October 27, 2010, 02:21:30 PM
Im finding myself having to use VATS alot more then in Fallout 3, probably cause I'm using a controller instead of the mouse.  I'd switch to the mouse when I want more precise aiming...but you can't do that in NV, because...umm, because...oh right, no good god damn reason.

Oh well, New Vegas now crashes everytime it loads my savegame, that + annoying control issue + no multi-gpu support and crappy performance + not very atmospheric or fun compared to F3 (at least I think so) = I guess I'm not playing it anymore.

I have been feeling that same lack of ummph that Fallout 3 had in its characters, but I like the radio station alot because its really really old country and well that is neat. I am going to stick it out a bit longer and see where it takes me.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on October 27, 2010, 03:47:53 PM
I've been playing the shit out of it.
The reason I put down Fallout 3 was because Dogmeat and the Paladin BoS lady vanished one time while fast traveling and I could never get them back. It was awful.

New Vegas is treating me right, I know I'm not about to ACCIDENTALY beat the game by completing quests. And I'm liking the Bing and Sinatra tunes more than that one lady that hipsters listen to from Fo3. Not only that but New Vegas feels more fallouty to me. Hardcore mode is not really hardcore- I'm still shuffling toasters and sensor modules between companions and I but I'm still engrossed in the game.

We'll see if I'm still playing in a month though.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on November 03, 2010, 07:53:09 PM
I'm playing Amnesia The Dark Descent and let me tell you, it is fucking crazy to play it in the dark with the headphones at their highest, as my underwear would confirm. :(

Other than that, I recently finished Fallout New Vegas (twice, doing one ending then going to an earlier save and doing another ending.) and I'm also playing some more Arma 2 and Dawn of War: Dark Crusade.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on November 03, 2010, 09:13:55 PM
Recently played:
Halo Reach (not as good as ODST, which I think is my favorite Halo, but ok)
Fable 3 (kinda dull, not changed enough from 2, stopped halfway through)
Killzone 2 (crap)
Modnation Racers (didn't like it)
Lost Planet 2 (complete crap)
Heavy Rain (only got half an hour in and the game broke)
Ratchet and Clank: Crack in Time (good, but I think I liked Tools of Destruction better)
Gothic 4 (crap)
Lara Croft Guardian of Light (was ok, not as good as Torchlight though)
Medal of Honor (I liked it, although I think reviews for it are kinda lackluster)
Blade Kitten (liked it, although the voice acting could have been better, kinda reminded me of old Genesis games I used to like)

Currently playing - DeathSpank (so far really good)

I think I just don't have much patience for defects of games.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: siriq on November 05, 2010, 02:22:48 PM
on pc
masters of magic - I will never stop playing this game, been playing since it came out in 94
fallout NV
worms reloaded - just a new verson of an old classic.  I still like to bust out the original from time to time.  I remember getting a cd demo of this game and have never stopped playing it. 
league of legends if anyone plays and is lvl 30 my name is Siriq

Fallout NV has only crashed a hand full of times for me.  I like the story much better than FO 3. 
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on November 05, 2010, 03:22:02 PM
Team Fortress 2 - I've played it for the last three years pretty regularly.
Left 4 Dead 2 - Play with friends occasionly.
Killing Floor - Ditto.
Deadly Premonition - The worst greatest game ever made by mortal hands.
New Vegas - I sort of burned out on it when it was released because I froze so much, it really put me off. But I went back and am now really enjoying the game.
Dragon Age Origins - I really loved KOTOR and delayed buying this until last week, when I saw how cheap the Ultimate edition which includes all expansions and DLC was I couldn't resist getting it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on December 14, 2010, 12:44:26 PM
Anybody down for doing some of the Killing Floor holiday stuff over the next few weeks?

Looking to get me some achievements...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on December 14, 2010, 07:20:56 PM
Anybody down for doing some of the Killing Floor holiday stuff over the next few weeks?

Yeah sure, the servers are acting up a bit right now but add me on steam if you like.

Steam account name: midness
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: rayner23 on December 14, 2010, 11:52:49 PM
Sam and I bought, played, and beat the X-Men Arcade game on PSN tonight. Anyone wanna play online? My PSN name is catharticlobster


Otherwise, I'm playing Red Dead Undead Nightmare
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on December 15, 2010, 01:39:40 PM
I've been playing Star Trek Online almost nonstop after work. I get on skype with 3 of my buddies and we BS and fight and do missions on Elite and bitch when we all wipe, but we really dont care.

My buddy is a huge trekkie and I also have a fondness for trek so we got a few others to play as well, the game is surprisingly fun when its not bugging out.

I got in on the Beta for DCUO on PC but everytime I play my computer over heats within 30 minutes. So I have given up on it for now, but it is super fun otherwise.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: ethan_dawe on December 15, 2010, 02:05:06 PM
Moved up to a state-of-the-art game..... Ultima V

Actually got Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 off of steam. :-)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on December 15, 2010, 02:49:58 PM
Moved up to a state-of-the-art game..... Ultima V

Actually got Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 off of steam. :-)

Will hopefully be updating my computer in the next few days to try and play these two on the Mac partition (why it requires the newest OS, I don't know)...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on December 15, 2010, 04:33:34 PM
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST

http://www.killingfloorthegame.com/2010/12/14/the-twisted-christmas-event-starts-now/

I played 1 game of KF on the new map - Xmas tunes + those things = nightmare fuel

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Wooberman on December 15, 2010, 05:13:40 PM
Anybody down for doing some of the Killing Floor holiday stuff over the next few weeks?

Yeah sure, the servers are acting up a bit right now but add me on steam if you like.

Steam account name: midness

Sure hit me up
Steam account name: Woogiewoo OR Sgt trip hazard (on the Rppr steam group)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on December 19, 2010, 12:15:45 AM
Apparently the Evil Santas Lair map has a memory leak, so it's extremely hard to play a Long game to completion without freezing. Which has happened to a couple of friends and me a few times now.

Also, BC2:V is great

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLgTgqDnUc8
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on December 19, 2010, 02:37:20 PM
Look daddy they made horrifying war/killing/death fun again.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Setherick on December 19, 2010, 02:55:28 PM
Look daddy they made horrifying war/killing/death fun again.

I have the same ambivalent feeling about war games set in Vietnam as the son of a Vietnam vet, but it could also be the fact that the US lost that war, a war that the US didn't really need to be in anyway, and the games tend to celebrate our involvement in it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: joecrak on December 19, 2010, 11:47:22 PM
I just started playing the ps3 beta for DCUO, so far its ok, but as to be expected a bit repetitive, this far.  Also the costume options and power select stuff is nowhere near as good as Champions is.   I probably won't get the full game though.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on December 21, 2010, 07:01:16 PM
Power selection and Costumes may not be better but as far as gameplay goes Champions was crap. I'd take City of Heroes anyday.

I like DCUO on the PC so far, but true it is fairly repetative, but thats all MMO's at this point. Grind grind grind grind grind ad nauseum
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: joecrak on December 21, 2010, 07:19:12 PM
I liked Champions combat more that CoX, but then again i had a controller for when i got champions.  DCUO combat is much more fun and fitting for a superhero game.  But again the costume and power selection were so much better in champions...but this has characters i actually care about.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on December 22, 2010, 01:08:57 PM
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney.

Visual novel style of game, 4th in the Phoenix Wright series, does some pretty cool things.

But the 3rd case drives me absolutely nuts, as there's a plot-hole large enough to drive a behemoth through, and it's one the characters all call attention to.

'The victim was killed with a .45 caliber revolver! This gun puts so much strain on the shooter, it could dislocate an untrained person's shoulder!'

The suspect: A 14 year old, frail pianist boy who weighs 120 pounds tops, if soaking wet and inside a wet denim bag.     

First off, they could tell if he fired it just by looking at his HANDS which would be bruised and yadda yadda. Not to mention 'how did he get the gun from the six foot seven three hundred pound monster of a bodyguard' in the first place. Or many other things that just don't work.  >=[

Oh, speaking of Champions. I loved it. Was my first MMO, even. Got my bad-ass catgirl gunslinger to level 40, went 'yeah, ok, I'm done', and quit. Fun times, especially the zombie apocalypse PVP matches. :D
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: crash2455 on December 22, 2010, 01:56:14 PM
Yeah, Phoenix Wright went downhill after the first game.  There are equal times that I had no idea what I was supposed to do and times that I had figured out the case, but not in the way that I was supposed to.

I've been playing the shit out the Humble Indie Bundle, moreso now because they put the first bundle into it (which includes Lugaru).  I may or may not have also gotten Secret of the Magic Crystals in a bundle and started playing it because OMG IT HAS UNICORNS AND YOU CAN TOTALLY PET THEM.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on December 22, 2010, 02:00:36 PM
Yeah, Phoenix Wright went downhill after the first game.  There are equal times that I had no idea what I was supposed to do and times that I had figured out the case, but not in the way that I was supposed to.

I've been playing the shit out the Humble Indie Bundle, moreso now because they put the first bundle into it (which includes Lugaru).  I may or may not have also gotten Secret of the Magic Crystals in a bundle and started playing it because OMG IT HAS UNICORNS AND YOU CAN TOTALLY PET THEM.

Funnily enough, I disagree. I think it only went uphill, in that the logic threads you need to follow get much, much, much less arcane. The original Ace Attorney had some stuff that just made no sense. I can't think of any examples that really stick out, but the latest game, Ace Attorney Investigations, Miles Edgeworth, is a beautiful game.

The logic threads 'Present Gun with No Fingerprints On It to prove killer was wearing costume and therefore would not leave fingerprints, unlike everyone else' are much easier to follow, it has gotten rid of the aggravating wandering around between court cases and looking at everything and presenting every item to every person, and so on.

The cases themselves though, have, I think, gotten a bit weaker as they go on. Compare say, 1-5 with 4-3, and it's not even a contest as to which the better case is.

Also, Lugaru is pretty neat.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on December 22, 2010, 02:04:36 PM
Yeah, that was my issue with all the Ace Attorney games, either trying to prove something different or trying to prove something a few steps ahead (like presenting a piece of evidence before it had been hinted at and getting penalized or not doing it in just the right way)...

Anyway, I'm going to be playing a bunch of new games since the HIB 2 has now had the HIB 1 added to it if you pay above the average contribution (7.42 and rising)...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on December 23, 2010, 04:39:22 AM
Just finished a huge set of matches with a friend of mine in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Something about consistently being stomped by pink Yoshi, pink Captain Falcon, and Jigglypuff makes him rage so hard, I have no idea why.

Ah, I love Brawl so much. It's fun. Especially Jigglypuff. Or as I like to call her, 'the floating pink death machine'. =>

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Robot Master on December 23, 2010, 08:54:19 AM
I'm replaying Clive Barker's "Jericho" right now.

Best horror premise in a videogame ever.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Setherick on December 23, 2010, 11:57:31 AM
I reinstalled Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project to dick around with when taking breaks from writing.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Salkovich on December 23, 2010, 12:02:42 PM
Sins of a Solar Empire owns my damn soul. Thank god for winter break.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: crash2455 on December 23, 2010, 12:46:52 PM
I'm replaying Clive Barker's "Jericho" right now.

Best horror premise in a videogame ever.

You mean Clive Barker's Clive Barker's Jericho by Clive Barker?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on December 23, 2010, 02:43:27 PM
I'm replaying Clive Barker's "Jericho" right now.

Best horror premise in a videogame ever.

Oh, I played that. It's a cool game, although some sections are just stupidly done. The characters are pretty neat though, particularly the psychic dual-deagle wielding chaplain. That's just cool, right there.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on December 23, 2010, 03:16:26 PM
I'm replaying Clive Barker's "Jericho" right now.

Best horror premise in a videogame ever.

Yeah that had a pretty good story, shame about the gameplay. It wasn't terrible though.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Robot Master on December 27, 2010, 08:52:23 AM
I'm replaying Clive Barker's "Jericho" right now.

Best horror premise in a videogame ever.

You mean Clive Barker's Clive Barker's Jericho by Clive Barker?

Nope! I mean Clive Barker's Clive Barker's Jericho by Laurel K. Hamilton.

 ;D  See what I did there? Ugh, if Jericho were written by Laurel K. Hamilton you'd have vampire/werewolf boyfriends and faerie buttfucking all over it.

Yeah, the gameplay sucks but I just love the premise...

"What? Every xxx years seven warriors get stuck inside of an ever-expanding box of temporal space in which god's first creation is trying to break free to take control of all existence from his father? What? The seven have always succeeded but were never hear from again. Alright! Headcount! One, two, three, four, five, six,...SON OF A BITCH"

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: rayner23 on December 28, 2010, 06:58:27 PM
I wanted to get Front Mission: Evolved, but my family didn't get me a copy.


 :'(
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Robot Master on December 29, 2010, 08:46:49 AM
I played some Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 last night and found out a lot about myself.

1. I'm a noob.
2. I'm a fag/gay.
3. I'm a <insert racial slur>
4. I'm a camper.
5. I'm a bitch.
6. I suck because I didn't get the highest score.
7. That I wanted to hear 9 year olds sing Europe's "The Final Countdown"
8. That I love <insert racial slur>s
9. Lots of stuff about my mom.

Sigh...I love Xbox live!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on December 29, 2010, 11:24:29 AM
To round out the list at number 10.

10. Your a noob-tubing piece of shit.
 ;D
Lol I hate the people who run around with their headsets on just to insult other people because they start getting pissy.

I am planning on playing Black Ops on my PS3 only because 3 of my friends play it online and I loved the Zombie Survival Mode in World at War.

Sigh...I love Xbox live!

Think about this, You pay for that shit.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on December 29, 2010, 11:28:33 AM
I wanted to get Front Mission: Evolved, but my family didn't get me a copy.


 :'(

Cody start a Ransom!

Get Cody a Copy of Front Mission: Evolved, you can record yourself playing and enjoying it as an incentive....hmm another incentive... A Holiday Card from the Catharic Lobster!  :D :D ;D
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: rayner23 on December 29, 2010, 02:45:40 PM
I wanted to get Front Mission: Evolved, but my family didn't get me a copy.


 :'(

Cody start a Ransom!

Get Cody a Copy of Front Mission: Evolved, you can record yourself playing and enjoying it as an incentive....hmm another incentive... A Holiday Card from the Catharic Lobster!  :D :D ;D

I am tempted . . .
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on December 29, 2010, 06:07:48 PM
Dragon Age update: Leilanna and Shale talked about shoes. IT WAS ADORABLE.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Patrick on December 29, 2010, 06:26:36 PM
So, after getting my Radeon HD6970 and wanting to test out it's awesomeness, I bought Left For Dead II... finally... yeah, I know...

Anyway, its a pretty good game. I like the whole "zombies poppin' out of every corner" mechanic. I also like the cute little names for the specialized zombies.

(We've got a hunter! We've got a jockey!)

I played the game for about an hour and a half or so. The only problem with game play is the number of times the characters say "Reloading!"...

I kept hearing "Reloading!" all... fucking... night... long...

Other than that and the fact that my beast of new videocard/Christmas/Birthday present (happy Christmas and merry birthday to me!) didn't even break a (proverbial) sweat running it, its a pretty damn good game.

Looking for some RPPR players on Steam to game with though.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on December 29, 2010, 06:28:44 PM
L4D2 is pretty great. 'Specially Versus, which is a goddamn blast.

Got in on the 'box, my computer can barely handle pong, much less modern fast paced games like L4D2.

 : (
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on December 29, 2010, 06:29:21 PM
are you on the steam group?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Patrick on December 29, 2010, 06:31:05 PM
L4D2 is pretty great. 'Specially Versus, which is a goddamn blast.

Got in on the 'box, my computer can barely handle pong, much less modern fast paced games like L4D2.

 : (

I'm a whore when it comes to my PC...

Thats why I don't own a console or any games.

I've always been a PC gamer.

Just bought the Napoleon Total War expansion...

Yay!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Patrick on December 29, 2010, 06:32:14 PM
are you on the steam group?

Nope...

Ross, I might hit you up on google chat for the details later on this evening...

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on December 29, 2010, 06:47:08 PM
L4D2 is pretty great. 'Specially Versus, which is a goddamn blast.

Got in on the 'box, my computer can barely handle pong, much less modern fast paced games like L4D2.

 : (

I'm a whore when it comes to my PC...

Thats why I don't own a console or any games.

I've always been a PC gamer.

Just bought the Napoleon Total War expansion...

Yay!

Don't blame you. There's a lot of awesome PC exclusive stuff.

Like Civ V, which I quite enjoy. Nothing like watching my Egyptian Horde overwhelm THAT BASTARD MONTEZUMA.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: iceemaker on December 29, 2010, 09:59:55 PM
Ugh. Etrian Odyssey 3 for the DS is a nightmare. Not necessarily so difficult that it is unenjoyable, but definitely an unforgiving game. I must confess to never having played any of the old-school turn-based dungeon crawlers, but this game basically epitomizes the genre. It has all of the inventory management, turn planning, and party-wiping gimmicks that have been completely phased out of modern RPGs.

Once again, the game is still fun, but not for the faint of heart. But I would definitely recommend it to you guys for the Lovecraftian elements of the story: [spoiler]You fight Deep Ones over the course of the game and can elect to slay the princess of the city, who made a pact with the Deep Ones. The final tier of the dungeon is the Cyclopean Haunt, resting place of the Deep Ones' master, AKA the FINAL final boss. I have yet to fight it, but I doubt Cthulhu is an unreasonable assumption.[/spoiler]

Oh, and Paper Mario on the Wii's Virtual Console. I played it when it was first released, but the simplicity of the combat and the amount of customization available puts most modern games to shame. Not to mention the actual non-crappy (if somewhat silly) dialogue.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on December 29, 2010, 10:16:15 PM
I liked the first Etrian Oddysey.

In a very similar, albeit it less pretty vein is Dark Spite on the DS, which is reminiscent of the Wizardry series, and Class of Heroes, for the PSP, which is an adorable little unforgiving dungeon crawling RPG.

It's like wizardry too. But with catgirls. And furry dwarves. Also demon ninjas and angel clerics and dragon fighters and stuff.

Ah, my party of catgirl samurai sliced everything to ribbons. Fun times.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on December 30, 2010, 11:47:06 AM
L4D2 is pretty great. 'Specially Versus, which is a goddamn blast.

Got in on the 'box, my computer can barely handle pong, much less modern fast paced games like L4D2.

 : (

I loved the first Left 4 Dead, me and my friends played versus mode on 2 consoles 4 on 4.

2 people to a tv. We were pretty damn effective zombies. We were able to kill an entire party before they got out of the apartment building in the first level, we were pretty stoked.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on December 30, 2010, 12:42:07 PM
L4D2 is pretty great. 'Specially Versus, which is a goddamn blast.

Got in on the 'box, my computer can barely handle pong, much less modern fast paced games like L4D2.

 : (

I loved the first Left 4 Dead, me and my friends played versus mode on 2 consoles 4 on 4.

2 people to a tv. We were pretty damn effective zombies. We were able to kill an entire party before they got out of the apartment building in the first level, we were pretty stoked.

Very nice.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on December 30, 2010, 02:10:53 PM
The Overlord package was on deep sale the other day on Steam (3 bucks for the first and second as well as the first's expansion), so I've been playing a lot of the first, and it's a lot of fun and very amusing.  Nothing outright is hilarious, but the setting is just so charming and quirky that it's a blast...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Sean-o-tron on January 01, 2011, 11:41:09 PM
I love and hate Steam at the same time.  I, being the consumerist whore I am, constantly get suckered into the freaking amazing sales they have.  My Christmas present to myself this year consisted of (deep breath) Aliens vs Predator, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Assassin's Creed II, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Bob Came In Pieces, Chime, Clones, C&C 3: Tiberium Wars, C&C 4: Tiberian Twilight, Darksiders, Delve Deeper, Deus Ex, Disciples III, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Guardians of Graxia, all the Hitman games, Iron Grip: Warlord, Just Cause 2, The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee and Stranger's Wrath, the Overlord collection, The Polynomial, Puzzle Quest, Recettear, Serious Sam HD: The First and Second Encounter, Shank, Shatter, Spore, the Star Wars: Jedi Knight collection, Super Meat Boy, Supreme Commander 2, Turba, Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II, aaaaand Worms Reloaded.

*sigh*

Guys, I think I have a problem.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Seejo Crux on January 02, 2011, 01:14:06 AM
How many of those games do you actually have time to play? and complete?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Sean-o-tron on January 02, 2011, 02:38:07 AM
Plenty of time to play.  Completing is more of a personality issue than a time one.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Patrick on January 04, 2011, 06:44:26 PM
I recently purchased Left 4 Dead II and man-oh-man am I hooked.

I tried to get Ross to play one night, but he was busy playing Killing Floor (which also looks interesting)...  :(

Sadly, I've resorted to playing with the random teenagers and malcontents that stalk the Steam servers, but I have gamed with a couple of cool people...

I'm part of the RPPR group (Name: Diomed75) on Steam, look me up if any of you guys ever want to help me fulfill my addiction...  :)

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on January 04, 2011, 07:32:27 PM
I recently purchased Left 4 Dead II and man-oh-man am I hooked.

I tried to get Ross to play one night, but he was busy playing Killing Floor (which also looks interesting)...  :(

Sadly, I've resorted to playing with the random teenagers and malcontents that stalk the Steam servers, but I have gamed with a couple of cool people...

I'm part of the RPPR group (Name: Diomed75) on Steam, look me up if any of you guys ever want to help me fulfill my addiction...  :)

Yeah, I like L4D, but it sucks (in my opinion) if you aren't playing with people you know (for the most part)...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on January 04, 2011, 07:37:40 PM
I recently purchased Left 4 Dead II and man-oh-man am I hooked.

I tried to get Ross to play one night, but he was busy playing Killing Floor (which also looks interesting)...  :(

Sadly, I've resorted to playing with the random teenagers and malcontents that stalk the Steam servers, but I have gamed with a couple of cool people...

I'm part of the RPPR group (Name: Diomed75) on Steam, look me up if any of you guys ever want to help me fulfill my addiction...  :)



http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Lethal-Injection

:D
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Robot Master on January 06, 2011, 09:04:00 AM
I know that most tabletop RPG culture don't exactly go for sports...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm1v-ry_EwQ

THIS GAME KICKS ASS

Some of the alternate game modes on here are cool as hell. Sure, you have your old school "just play a game" mode where you pick a team and can change your player to the guy closest to the puck, but there's a mode called "BE A PRO" where you make a player and take him into the NHL. You make a guy, typically with your name, pick a position, etc, and then your game starts as you're a member of the Canadian Hockey League or one of some 20 other development league teams. You play and come on and off the bench just like any player would. When you're on the bench, you watch from the bench. When you're in the penalty box, you watch from the penalty box. After about six or seven games in the minors the NHL draft comes and you get drafted to a team, and the game continues in the same manner as your performance is graded just like any other NHL player. You can get traded, busted down to the minors, get elected into an all-star game, etc.

That's not even the online play.

Again, there's the regular "play a game" style online play where you pick one team and someone else picks another team. But what's BADASS is the "EA SPORTS ONLINE LEAGUE" mode where you and up to 20-something of your friends can create a team using your "be a pro" mode players, go online, and compete against other players in an online league that has seasons and everything. I don't know if there are prizes for winning the leagues or not but literally you and your friends can fill a team's bench and come on and off the ice for line changes while playing another team of regular joes.

Best hockey game ever. The people on it are less mean spirited than the Call of Duty crowd and it's completely replaced first person shooters for me right now.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on January 06, 2011, 10:31:07 AM
I've been playing the crap out of http://basiliskgames.com/eschalon-book-i
It's a grid built Open World Old School turnbased western RPG. You can play it across all platforms, even on netbooks. I mean, the max resolution is 800x600.
Also, free demo, so I mean, if you like that sort of thing...

It is a good change from Avernum and Geneforge and the price is more justifiable. But boy howdy is it brutal.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Sean-o-tron on January 07, 2011, 04:38:03 AM
I've been playing a lot of "Charles Barkley Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, Chapter 1 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa" (http://talesofgames.com/barkley/).

Surprisingly solid as a JRPG, even with the completely fucktarded premise.

Plus, the intro is my new theme song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWKQiZVBtu4
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on January 07, 2011, 10:34:45 AM
Sean-o-tron,

That game is awesome. I'm playing it at work and I love it.

Charles Barkley and an RPG. It is an unholy-holy union. Other than Scotty Pippin, Charles Barkley is my favorite b-baller. This Rocks!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Kelkesh123 on January 07, 2011, 09:28:41 PM
Sean-o-tron,

That game is awesome. I'm playing it at work and I love it.

Charles Barkley and an RPG. It is an unholy-holy union. Other than Scotty Pippin, Charles Barkley is my favorite b-baller. This Rocks!

The site seems to be down :O
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on January 10, 2011, 02:59:25 AM
Just got through my second run of Alpha Protocol, and I gotta say. You know what?
I really do think most of the crappy reviews are by people who haven't really sat down and played the game.

Yeah, the AI is dumb (stop charging me when I have a shotgun, morons), and the controls (particularly the cover mechanics) occasionally spaz out. But the actual action is solid, if somewhat basic, the leveling actually matters a great deal as far as what you can do, unlike some other games coughcoughMassEffect2coughcough, and it's actually worth going through multiple times, which is good, because it's rather short.

First time I went through, I Solid Snake'd it. No kills, no alarms, no alerts, executed all the big bad guys in cutscene (FOR GREAT JUSTICE), saved AMERICA (fuck yeah), you name it. That play style lent itself towards slow, tense exploration and a lot of waiting and memorizing patrol routes.

Second time. . .I just went 'yeah fuck it' and shot everyone in the head with an assault rifle. Except for the civilians who are just doing their job because I am terrible at being an asshole. Bv

So all in all, good game. Flawed, but the story, characters, action (sometimes) are all more than enough to redeem it.

Disclaimer: My experience is based entirely off of the XBox 360 version, and I may make no claims as to the quality or lack of bugs in other versions.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on January 13, 2011, 02:16:19 AM
I love you Octopus.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVoSYDWX2Ig
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Robot Master on January 13, 2011, 08:50:01 AM
My kid beat me at NHL 11 last night.

 :(
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: crash2455 on January 13, 2011, 10:20:03 AM
I love you Octopus.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVoSYDWX2Ig

Yeah, this was actually a fun game, aside from how it's like 300 MB for a game you can beat in 40 minutes.

My kid beat me at NHL 11 last night.

 :(

This goes into my list of "I want to have kids, but I don't know why."
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on January 13, 2011, 01:21:44 PM
Just got my mitts on Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective.

Will post impressions and so on later.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on January 13, 2011, 04:37:35 PM
Playing through 999: 9 hours, 9 persons, 9 doors. Anyone who likes the Phoenix Wright games or Hotel Dusk: Room 215, or anyone with a DS really, should buy this game.

There's a Flash demo on the main website: http://www.aksysgames.com/999/pages/demo
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on January 13, 2011, 05:24:08 PM
Playing through 999: 9 hours, 9 persons, 9 doors. Anyone who likes the Phoenix Wright games or Hotel Dusk: Room 215, or anyone with a DS really, should buy this game.

There's a Flash demo on the main website: http://www.aksysgames.com/999/pages/demo

I've heard good things about it. Once I get my hands on Hotel Dusk 2 (I'll have to import it from the UK, luckily the DS isn't region locked unlike the 3DS (what's up with that crap, Nintendo?), but once that happens, that is right there on my list.

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: joecrak on January 13, 2011, 05:53:11 PM
Final Fantasy 7, I'm at the good part where i'm not forced to have cloud in my party.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: crash2455 on January 13, 2011, 05:58:33 PM
Final Fantasy 7, I'm at the good part where i'm not forced to have cloud in my party.

There's a good part in that game?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on January 13, 2011, 06:02:58 PM
Final Fantasy 7, I'm at the good part where i'm not forced to have cloud in my party.

There's a good part in that game?

Yeah. It's called 'Everything that isn't outside of Midgaard."

FF7 is a good game. Just like Transmetropolitan is a good comic. The issue is that the fans are fucking obnoxious and enough to make you want to hate it and everything to do with it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: crash2455 on January 13, 2011, 06:14:16 PM
FF7 is a good game. Just like Transmetropolitan is a good comic. The issue is that the fans are fucking obnoxious and enough to make you want to hate it and everything to do with it.

Fair enough.  I suppose my general disinterest in JRPGs probably adds to that.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on January 13, 2011, 06:21:32 PM
FF7 is a good game. Just like Transmetropolitan is a good comic. The issue is that the fans are fucking obnoxious and enough to make you want to hate it and everything to do with it.

Fair enough.  I suppose my general disinterest in JRPGs probably adds to that.

Can't blame you there. I used to be huge on JRPGs, but as I aged, I got sicker and sicker of the same few ideas being regurgitated again and again and again, and each time held up as "THIS IS AWESOME" when it was exactly the same thing as the last ten entries.

Star Ocean, Tales of, and Suikoden remain notable exceptions to my great dislike of JPRGs in general, however.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on January 13, 2011, 06:31:26 PM
Installed and started playing Mass Effect again last night.  Basically I'm trying to whittle down at the massive backlog of games I have...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on January 13, 2011, 06:40:43 PM
Really enjoyed Mass Effect. Good game.

You got a favored class?

Edit: Mine is Infiltrator. ALL THE WAY.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on January 13, 2011, 07:02:26 PM
Really enjoyed Mass Effect. Good game.

You got a favored class?

Edit: Mine is Infiltrator. ALL THE WAY.

I'm really digging the infiltrator.  Played a bit of engineer or whatever it was called, didn't like it.  I'm sure soldier is enjoyable as well...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on January 13, 2011, 07:23:26 PM
Soldier? Why play an awesome space-faring RPG as a class that gets nothing but guns? Be a man, be an Infiltrator or Adept. /elitist snob

Funny story, Soldier is the most popular class in ME1 and 2.

I, personally, can't imagine playing Soldier more than once in either game. It's so mind-numbingly boring, particularly in Mass Effect 2, which completely gutted the RPG elements stream-lined things like abilities and leveling.

So everyone else gets awesome crap that you probably wouldn't see in other third person shooters, like the Adept's singularity (so fun) or the Infiltrator's cloak+sniper combo.

Soldier gets the same bullet time feature in every other shootin' game and a bunch of guns, whoopididoo.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on January 13, 2011, 07:27:42 PM
Soldier? Why play an awesome space-faring RPG as a class that gets nothing but guns? Be a man, be an Infiltrator or Adept. /elitist snob

Funny story, Soldier is the most popular class in ME1 and 2.

I, personally, can't imagine playing Soldier more than once in either game. It's so mind-numbingly boring, particularly in Mass Effect 2, which completely gutted the RPG elements stream-lined things like abilities and leveling.

So everyone else gets awesome crap that you probably wouldn't see in other third person shooters, like the Adept's singularity (so fun) or the Infiltrator's cloak+sniper combo.

Soldier gets the same bullet time feature in every other shootin' game and a bunch of guns, whoopididoo.

I understand this totally and I plan to play something more interesting in the second.  I just didn't find the use of the powers particularly easy or that enjoyable, so I would want the ability to use more than just the pistol.  Though I've heard the second streamlines this so that the powers are much more fun to use...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on January 13, 2011, 07:35:09 PM
Soldier? Why play an awesome space-faring RPG as a class that gets nothing but guns? Be a man, be an Infiltrator or Adept. /elitist snob

Funny story, Soldier is the most popular class in ME1 and 2.

I, personally, can't imagine playing Soldier more than once in either game. It's so mind-numbingly boring, particularly in Mass Effect 2, which completely gutted the RPG elements stream-lined things like abilities and leveling.

So everyone else gets awesome crap that you probably wouldn't see in other third person shooters, like the Adept's singularity (so fun) or the Infiltrator's cloak+sniper combo.

Soldier gets the same bullet time feature in every other shootin' game and a bunch of guns, whoopididoo.

I understand this totally and I plan to play something more interesting in the second.  I just didn't find the use of the powers particularly easy or that enjoyable, so I would want the ability to use more than just the pistol.  Though I've heard the second streamlines this so that the powers are much more fun to use...

Mass Effect 2 does some things very well: It's an excellent action oriented third person shooter. As a roleplaying game, it is slightly less so. The changes are drastic and in some cases horrible (See: Aria ), but when it does something right, it *gets it*.

The powers have been retooled as has leveling. Instead of getting exp for doing things like killing dudes and opening locked doors and using tools and doing awesome conversation stuff, you instead get a canned, never-changing amount of exp at the end of every mission, which means that no matter what you do, you'll probably finish the game at 20th level, which is the level cap.

Combined with the way abilities and skills have been changed so that there're only 4 or so per class, each with 3 or so ranks (I forget the exact number, but it doesn't matter in this instance), and, provided you don't do nothing but blaze through only the story missions, you're almost 100% guaranteed to hit the cap, and therefore have maxed everything.

So that's how they've been streamlined: Leveling now has no real point to it (as I see it), as no matter what you do, you'll always end up with max everything you can do.

Abilities can be assigned to quickbuttons and used that way, which makes most of them a blast (Adepts in particular are hilariously fun to play, you get to knock things flying in low gravity and so on).

Due to the ammo limit, with its accompanying horrendously stupid retcon (We know you can easily build a gun that fires forever without heating up in the 1st one, but apparently everyone who isn't Shepard is retarded and fires in full auto, all the time, so we've switched to a 'thermal clip' (read: Ammo) system that is UNIVERSALLY USED EVERYWHERE despite only jumping a year or two in the timeline), combat is more tense and action-y.

Of course, it all takes place in hallways full of boxes. . .

(edit: also if I come off as an ass or like I'm giving you shit about your choices, I totally don't mean it that way)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on January 13, 2011, 09:38:45 PM
Oh no, I assumed you were being sarcastic (or I guess being an ass is a good description, but in a "good" way), as I myself often do the same, so no worries there.

The main point is, Mass Effect has a really fun/interesting world it has created so people should play it.  (Also I have an added appreciation being a student of physics and getting to enjoy reading about all the reasonably plausible "technical" aspects of the world, i.e. the titular "Mass Effect")
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on January 13, 2011, 09:43:04 PM
Good, good. Didn't wanna come off wrong.

I totally agree, Mass Effect has a pretty awesome universe going for it (although I'm pretty 'meh' on the Asari as presented in ME1), and should be played if only for that.

Speaking of physics, have you seen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bloy8-7vrk

I could get through a single physics class, my self. But even I thought this was awesome.

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on January 13, 2011, 10:08:46 PM
While I am posting forever, I may as well throw down my impressions thus far of Capcom's 'Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective'. Made by the same dude who did the Phoenix Wright games (as per the sticker on the label). Because of this sticker, I am going to be making a *lot* of PW comparisons.

Graphics are 3D, rather than sprite based, are pretty decent. The animation is smooth and fluid, so that's a thing in its favor. Character design is less pun/obviously emphasized than the Phoenix Wright series, and much more. . .esoteric, I'd say. Some people are green or blue, some attributes are (over) emphasized, that kind of thing. It's a different, but just weird enough to be awesome kind of affair.

Music is alright. Nothing as iconic or immediately awesome as what you'll find in Phoenix Wright, such as Edgeworth's regal sounding theme, or the incredible Steel Samurai theme, but the songs in Ghost Trick have a quirky feel to them that meshes well with the art style and backgrounds.

The localization seems a little spotty. I've noticed a few things like 'Let's see what this than will do.', and it can't be attributed to accents. Nothing as hilarious as say 'I WILL KNOCK YOU ALL DOWN' or 'I AM ERROR' but disappointing, given the precedent PW has set with localization and humor.

Gameplay is just as quirky as the art and music. You're dead, so your soul has to hop from object to object, and it can only go a short distance, so if you want to get somewhere, you will have to do some at times creative things. In the first scenario, for example. . .

[spoiler]You'll be stuck at the bottom of the screen and need to get to the top. The way to do this is to possess a blender, turn it on, hop from the blender to the flag to the fan, turn the fan on, quickly hop back into the fan, and watch the wind raise the flag and its rope up, which the blender will catch and 'crank', letting the flag with your soul in it reach near the top of the screen, where you can jump to an object.[/spoiler]

It's rather like being a Rube-Goldberg machine, and some of the reactions are pretty darn fun.

Storywise, I dunno. I'm not very far into the game, but it seems interesting enough. A  basic 'whodunit' kind of story, albeit one with goofy gameplay and some crazy characters.

So all in all, good game.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: joecrak on January 15, 2011, 01:46:07 PM
Delayed response!

Make no mistake, i am by no means a fan of Final Fantasy 7, though i grew up on jrpg's i too have become kind of sick of them.  The only one's i really like nowadays are final fantasy 6, which will forever be my favorite game of all time, Chrono Trigger, and Blue Dragon (which isn't like most stereotypical jrpgs)

I only say that part is good because i hate cloud, and his terrible storyline that requires a much better made movie to tie up and make coherent.  and Tifa has giant boobs.

I do love both mass effects, i think my favored class in the first one was infiltrator (really any class that had the sniper rifle, and if they didn't normally have it, i used that perk to give it to them)

Some things about ME2 i like more, but i do miss the overheating system from the first one, because it became pretty easy to abuse.  It also doesn't make logical sense about how technology that develops more seems to downgrade into a blatant ammo system. (though of course they won't call it ammo)

The bigger issue i have, is you can only use 1 power at a time, unless you're a soldier. So if you're an adept, you have to wait for whatever power you just used to recharge before you can use a different power.  Really annoying.

If it weren't for biowares incredible story telling ability i would be more than annoyed with them for changing ME2, and DA2 into Dragon Effect.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on January 15, 2011, 05:44:00 PM
DA2 doesn't seem to be like Dragon Effect at all. It just seems to not be mind-numbingly boring, combat wise. Don't get me wrong, I like tactical combat and all, but DA:O's 'Press button. Wait for cooldown. Press button. Wait for cooldown' system just sapped my will to play the game.

Aside from that, I really enjoyed it.

Also, I agree that Cloud is an awful character and that Tifa's boobs are way too big.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on January 16, 2011, 07:50:39 PM
For my four cents, Mass Effect rules. 2 does things a little differently but is still awesome.
 I was a fan of the unlimited ammo and the random exploration, granted the Mako sucks ass.

DA2 will be great, at least I can still be a mage. If I can make Hawke look like an old dood, then I'll be happy. I thought at first that they would make it more mass effecty but I'm more sure after watching the latest developer diary that it will be fine. Sure combat is going to be a little more ADHD than AD&D but that should be fine if I can still nuke the shit out of areas. The lack of a voice in DA:O was kind of lame, especially after playing through Mass Effect.

I'm interested to see the fallout of my choices.


And Awakening was horrible, imo.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on January 16, 2011, 08:20:08 PM
Started Resident Evil 5 again.  Playing with a friend, and it's a lot of fun, not necessarily because it's a good game, but because it's such a cartoon...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on January 16, 2011, 08:30:23 PM
For my four cents, Mass Effect rules. 2 does things a little differently but is still awesome.
 I was a fan of the unlimited ammo and the random exploration, granted the Mako sucks ass.

DA2 will be great, at least I can still be a mage. If I can make Hawke look like an old dood, then I'll be happy. I thought at first that they would make it more mass effecty but I'm more sure after watching the latest developer diary that it will be fine. Sure combat is going to be a little more ADHD than AD&D but that should be fine if I can still nuke the shit out of areas. The lack of a voice in DA:O was kind of lame, especially after playing through Mass Effect.

I'm interested to see the fallout of my choices.


And Awakening was horrible, imo.

Haha, Dragon Mage: Origins. So effin' broken.

My 2 cents on ME2: Why the hell couldn't I kill Aria? Worst. Character. In. That. Entire. Universe. I mean, really, BioWare? I know you want your new game to be 'hard' and 'edgy' but why do you go from 'nobody drops F-bombs' in the first one to 'a character with a tight ass prances around and slowly drops one, not to mention angry Sinead O'Connor who is amazing in cutscenes but shitty everywhere else who uses fuck like it's a punctuation mark'?

Paragon Jennifer Hale Shepard should have had an option to put Aria's stupid blue head through the damn rails. Multiple times. :<
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Charlie72 on January 16, 2011, 08:55:59 PM
Started Resident Evil 5 again.  Playing with a friend, and it's a lot of fun, not necessarily because it's a good game, but because it's such a cartoon...
And this is after the game where you get chased by a giant clockwork statue of the dwarf who's castle you're in.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on January 16, 2011, 09:15:56 PM
Started Resident Evil 5 again.  Playing with a friend, and it's a lot of fun, not necessarily because it's a good game, but because it's such a cartoon...
And this is after the game where you get chased by a giant clockwork statue of the dwarf who's castle you're in.

I miss good Resident Evil. :'(

Oh wait, no I don't. It's going to be on the 3DS.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Charlie72 on January 16, 2011, 09:41:58 PM
Started Resident Evil 5 again.  Playing with a friend, and it's a lot of fun, not necessarily because it's a good game, but because it's such a cartoon...
And this is after the game where you get chased by a giant clockwork statue of the dwarf who's castle you're in.

I miss good Resident Evil. :'(

Oh wait, no I don't. It's going to be on the 3DS.
And MvC3 has Wesker and Chris in it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on January 16, 2011, 09:45:50 PM
Started Resident Evil 5 again.  Playing with a friend, and it's a lot of fun, not necessarily because it's a good game, but because it's such a cartoon...
And this is after the game where you get chased by a giant clockwork statue of the dwarf who's castle you're in.

I miss good Resident Evil. :'(

Oh wait, no I don't. It's going to be on the 3DS.
And MvC3 has Wesker and Chris in it.


Wesker's fine. Kill off Chris, put Frank 'The Goddamn Man' Castle in his place plz.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Charlie72 on January 16, 2011, 09:56:23 PM
Started Resident Evil 5 again.  Playing with a friend, and it's a lot of fun, not necessarily because it's a good game, but because it's such a cartoon...
And this is after the game where you get chased by a giant clockwork statue of the dwarf who's castle you're in.

I miss good Resident Evil. :'(

Oh wait, no I don't. It's going to be on the 3DS.
And MvC3 has Wesker and Chris in it.


Wesker's fine. Kill off Chris, put Frank 'The Goddamn Man' Castle in his place plz.
Chris destroyed a boulder by paunching it. You can't be more "the man"then that.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on January 16, 2011, 10:53:57 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/DXCOH.jpg)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on January 16, 2011, 11:50:18 PM
Started Resident Evil 5 again.  Playing with a friend, and it's a lot of fun, not necessarily because it's a good game, but because it's such a cartoon...
And this is after the game where you get chased by a giant clockwork statue of the dwarf who's castle you're in.

I miss good Resident Evil. :'(

Oh wait, no I don't. It's going to be on the 3DS.
And MvC3 has Wesker and Chris in it.


Wesker's fine. Kill off Chris, put Frank 'The Goddamn Man' Castle in his place plz.
Chris destroyed a boulder by paunching it. You can't be more "the man"then that.

Frank Castle shot Deadpool in the brain, stabbed him twice in both kidneys, tied a rock to his leg, and dumped him in the Hudson. And he only did that little because, and I quote 'I'm in a hurry'.

When Deadpool came to and dragged himself out of the river, his first words were 'Ok. Lesson learned. Don't mess with the psychopath in the skull shirt."

Punisher is way more 'The Man' than Chris.

Also he doesn't star in perhaps the most racist game since Custer's Revenge.

Edit: Also anyone who hurts Deadpool severely is a hero in my book. Which is why Phoenix should be replaced either by Phoenix Wright or Squirrel Girl. *nods*
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Robot Master on January 21, 2011, 08:47:13 AM
I just got Left 4 Dead 2 if anyone wants to play
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on January 21, 2011, 09:22:12 AM
I just got Left 4 Dead 2 if anyone wants to play

Sure, Steam name?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: rayner23 on January 21, 2011, 09:22:42 AM
My wife rented the new Castlevania for me and I am fucking in love with it. It's totally badass.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on January 21, 2011, 01:59:30 PM
Lords of Shadow? Great game, beautiful scenery, solid controls, deep, challenging combat. Only issue I have with it is that the camera is, in two words, fucking terrible . Wait 'til you meet up with 3 Skeletons (Skellies are badasses in LoS) in a corridor and they all hide behind the camera so they can charge up their charge attacks and nail you.

Aside from that, great game. The end boss is probably the best end-boss ever.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: rayner23 on January 21, 2011, 02:38:24 PM
Yeah, I noticed the shitty camera right away. I appreciate that Kojima loves a cinematic feel to his games, but with MGS, it was at least a camera that worked.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on January 21, 2011, 03:11:04 PM
I also take issue with how the game has nil replayability unlike Metroid-vania style Castlevania games, but other than that, I really enjoyed it.

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on January 21, 2011, 03:25:20 PM
Got XIII super cheap from GameStop.  No idea if it's any good or not, but I will find out.  I figured for $3, it can't be a compete waste...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on January 21, 2011, 04:45:20 PM
Its OK if you dont mind frustration. Good story, presentation and voice work (its got Adam West, IIRC).

Checkpoints are few and far between, so if you mess up then you lose 30 minutes or more worth of time, since there's a lot of stealth with no real stealth mechanic, so they can sometimes randomly find you, but gameplay is usually good. And getting headshots is fun.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Wooberman on January 21, 2011, 05:27:51 PM
Atm I'm addicted to New Vegas, Battlefield BC 2 and GTA 4...

...I think it might be the guns.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: rayner23 on January 23, 2011, 02:36:39 PM
Just beat Castle Crashers with my wife. We're going to go back and get all of the animals and the weapons after we finally finish Scott Pilgrim.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on January 23, 2011, 02:50:23 PM
Castle Crashers is great fun.  I might pick up some points to get it...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: crash2455 on January 23, 2011, 03:55:03 PM
Just beat Castle Crashers with my wife. We're going to go back and get all of the animals and the weapons after we finally finish Scott Pilgrim.

Castle Crashers is fun until you get to Insane Mode, where every enemy takes 5 minutes to kill.

Scott Pilgrim was fun with friends, but really frustrating near the end. I suppose it replicates retro games perfectly.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Robot Master on January 24, 2011, 08:48:21 AM
I just got Left 4 Dead 2 if anyone wants to play

Sure, Steam name?

Sorry I'm Xbox360 only.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on January 25, 2011, 09:19:53 PM
Dead Space 2. It's pretty great.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on January 26, 2011, 12:43:37 PM
Dead Space 2. It's pretty great.

The demo really impressed me, I must go back and finish the first game before I play it though.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on January 26, 2011, 01:30:24 PM
I'm currently trying toplay neverwinter nights 2 via tunngle with no success. So the game I'm playing most now is trouble shooting....

Oh and I pre ordered marvel vs. Capcom 3
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on January 26, 2011, 07:55:22 PM
Seen some people playing Magicka lately...

How is it?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on January 26, 2011, 08:40:37 PM
Seen some people playing Magicka lately...

How is it?

I've played a couple of hours of it, in coop and sp. I'm really enjoying it, the game has a really good sense of humor, along with an interesting magic system. The only problem is there's been some common losing of save games, which I'm sure is incredibly frustrating. The coop was unplayable at release with more than two people, and I'm not sure if it's any better now. Just playing through the first couple of levels tonight with a friend worked well with no game breaking glitches.

Try the demo for sure, if you're willing to play with some bugs or wait for a patch, I'd recommend it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on January 26, 2011, 08:48:30 PM
I played the demo and got through the tutorial but the controls are killing me. I am not going to play a game where I have to hold down the LMB in order to move.

Also, it's impossible for me to deal with more than one or two enemies at a time but I realize that's just because I'm new at the game and I suck at it. I keep flailing around trying to come up with a spell but the goblins keep jumping on me or attacking me and I lose the spell. So, I can deal with that. What, I can't deal with is that the first spellbook for rain makes the symbols so tiny I can't read them. I tried casting rain with every possible symbol that would work but I can't make out those symbols and there's no in-game journal you can read to explain the spells in more detail.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on January 26, 2011, 08:58:18 PM
The one symbol you probably can't make out is Steam; it needs Fire and Water. I couldn't work that one out without asking a friend for help. When in doubt. Lightning, Lighting, Arcane, Arcane, Fire.

I agree that the game doesn't do a very good job of explaining some parts to the player. It's a shame, the game would really be so much better with a few more layers of polish.

Also, how's APOX?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on January 26, 2011, 09:12:06 PM
On the last bit of my enjoyment with Gran Turismo 5, really feeling the lack of events.

Got gold on all the licenses, and all the races, the only things really left to do are 2 of the special events I can't do, and the endurance races which I don't really want to (they're easy as crap, but some are 4,8 or 24 hours long, so fuck that).

Although they do provide new events via download...4 or 5 pretty darn easy races every 2 weeks, thanks a crapload, hope they don't strain themselves trying to keep that pace up. And you have to be logged into their online to do them, which increases the length of time of loading the main screen by at least a minute (oh GOD the loading times!! you spend more time waiting for things then actually racing.)

Plus I can't play online because fucking dialup is the best internet I can get (and they figured to hell with single player because they have an online mode, like alot of games nowadays)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on January 28, 2011, 01:49:02 AM
On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness is on sale on Steam for the weekend.  $3 for both parts, good deal, probably will grab it myself...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on January 28, 2011, 09:47:47 PM
Just bought it, played the first part when it came out a couple of years ago, this gives the the excuse to replay it and beat the sequel.

Also the Super Meat Boy soundtrack is amazing and should be purchased by everyone: http://dbsoundworks.bandcamp.com/album/super-meat-boy-soundtrack
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: rayner23 on January 29, 2011, 09:22:43 AM
Playing Armored Core . . . wait . . . no, its Front Mission: Evolved. It seems as if it is the same thing though.


I like mechs.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: SageNytell on January 29, 2011, 08:48:06 PM
Bought Dead Space 2 the other day, played about 3.5 hours last night...

The game is very slick, some of the scare sequences are muuuuch cooler than the first. Not sure I quite like the pacing of the fights, though - the first game was very good at alternating terrifying, edge of your seat combat with tense moments, whereas things seem to be muuuuch more lethal in this game, and the numbers of enemies tend to be dramatically higher.

I'm just short of halfway through the game already, which is a little sad, because the first game had a bit more time spent in its' levels, but I've reached a sort of turning point in the story, so maybe things will slow down a bit and go for more of the cool setpiece battles from the first game, instead of the constant rain of enemies in the same few damn corridors.

My main complaint is the plot so far - I really, truly liked the plot of Dead Space. It was simple, no absolutely crazy 'they did what' moments, their portrayal of insanity and dementia was, as far as I am aware, relatively consistent. There were a few times you got to 'interact' with other members of the cast directly, and you occasionally had a place to catch your breath and, y'know, be in human contact. So far in Dead Space 2 every single person I've come into contact with has immediately died, and only one or two of the individuals contacting me by radio have recurred. There're plenty of necromorphs all the fuck over the place, but no explanation (thus far) of how they've gotten in, none of the indications of a concerted defense that a solitary mining ship was able to put up in a few hours (and this looks more like it's been days). I suppose it's not a spoiler to say that there are plot twists and varying levels of betrayal, but I would appreciate something of what was described in the initial interviews about the game, that you'd be interacting with survivors and maybe not directly benefiting from their aid, but certainly having them involved in the game.

As I said, roughly half way through. I hope to be pleasantly surprised. I haven't been able to afford any of the new weapons, maybe they completely revolutionize the combat in ways that make up for the above... We'll see.

In unrelated news, I own Left 4 Dead I & II on XBox 360. Does anyone else here play those in a medium that is not Steam-based?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on January 29, 2011, 09:51:58 PM
I bought Magicka. It's worth the 10 bucks on Steam.

Brilliant overall design flawed by some crappy monster design (easy to get stunlocked and cornered - bosses frequently are nearly impossible to kill except for one or two spells that kill them super easily)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on January 29, 2011, 10:00:06 PM
Nice, I'd really like to get a four player coop game going some time. From the time I played it's much more fun with more people.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on January 30, 2011, 04:34:42 PM
I'm playing Champions Online, which just went Free to Play not too long ago. It reminds me a lot of City of Heroes which I played for about six months back in the day. The fact that it's "free" makes it all the better.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on January 30, 2011, 04:37:49 PM
I'm playing Champions Online, which just went Free to Play not too long ago. It reminds me a lot of City of Heroes which I played for about six months back in the day. The fact that it's "free" makes it all the better.

I've been playin' CO since it came out. Great game, fun to play. Only real issue is that it lacks end-game content.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Fen Tiger on January 30, 2011, 09:58:11 PM
Gone back to playing City of Heroes to test out the new Incarnate system. Not too bad shame they made me wait like 2 years to impliment this feature.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on January 30, 2011, 10:03:35 PM
I've started playing some Mount and Blade: Warband. Using this mod: http://www.mountfanblade.com/index.php?cat=articles&class=articles&id=21
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Robot Master on January 31, 2011, 01:47:14 AM

In unrelated news, I own Left 4 Dead I & II on XBox 360. Does anyone else here play those in a medium that is not Steam-based?

Look me up on XBL. I'm "LOCKEnSTOCK" (no quotes). Usually on after 6-7 MST.

I have Left4dead 2, EA NHL 11, and a bunch of other multiplayer shit.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on January 31, 2011, 02:29:03 AM
I've got Left 4 Dead 2, Dead Space, and uh, Borderlands, far as multiplayer on the 360 goes. Gamertag is OceanSoulDog
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: SageNytell on January 31, 2011, 11:01:20 PM
My work situation with overtime means I am unlikely to be online at any point on a weekday... well, ever. But given the snow we're expecting up north here, well, tomorrow and Wednesday look like they may be exceptions.   ::)

Gamertag is, unsurprisingly, SageNytell. Hope to kill zombies with you dudes soon!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Cthuluzord on January 31, 2011, 11:25:04 PM
Just finished Dead Space 2...Cthulhu in space, complete with a san-loss check mechanic.  LOVED IT.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on February 01, 2011, 01:09:50 PM
Magicka just patched, fixed a lot of crashes, connection issues among other things.

Full list:

[spoiler]Fixes
Fixed save games disappearing when disconnecting from online game. (For real this time)
Fixed crash for alternative character models appearing in cutscenes. (Chapter 7, Chapter 12).
Fixed crash caused by conjuring large quantities of elements.
Fixed crash due to beams merging.
Fixed crash where Chapter 11 boss collided with shield.
Fixed crash where Clients and servers would send old messages when reconnecting.
Fixed high-end machine jitter.
Improved network batching. (should result in serious network performance increase).
Improved startup routine to prevent threading problems.
Improved authentification on connect. (should result in fewer auth-failed)
Fixed a missing file that resulted in french text not appearing correctly.
Fixed immovable objects jittering.
Fixed issue where characters would get stuck during cutscenes.
Fixed issue where scripted player movement would remain after a cutscene.
Fixed missing boss titles.
Steam join through overlay fixed.
Fixed Chapter 1 collision. (behind door)
Fixed Chapter 3 collision. (you can now fall down the well)
Fixed Chapter 7 cutscene lockups and other issues.
Fixed Chapter 8 cutscene lockup.
Fixed Chapter 8 navigation fixed.
Fixed Chapter 9 cutscene lockups.
Fixed Chapter 11 teleport issue.
Fixed Chapter 12 cutscene lockup.
Conflagration is now properly synced over network.
Features/Balance
Chapter 3 now has proper pirates by the picnic.
Chapter 8 now has manual exit at the end of level.
Fire Damage increased from 40 to 60.
Spawned summons now capped at 16 per player.
Goblin Pirate damage reduced from 155 to 72.
Added server list filter option for “Password”.
Removed obsolete port option of game hosting (always hosted on 27016 anyways).
Server list sorting added (click the header).[/spoiler]
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on February 05, 2011, 02:38:14 PM
Well recently I've been catching up with the strategy Genre.
After the shout-outs in last episode I went and procured Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic and have been playing that while listening to the APs.
I also booted up the ole Battles for Middle Earth 2 plus Mario and the Six Golden coins.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: rayner23 on February 05, 2011, 05:25:28 PM
My wife and I are playing Little Big Planet 2 right now and loving it! My PSN name is "catharticlobster" if anyone wants to play.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Wooberman on February 05, 2011, 09:02:39 PM
Dead space 2 is fantastic. Although i did go through a stage of swearing under my breath...

...Mostly through the day care centre section.

"Babies, Seriously? Aww fuck you visceral games..."
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on February 05, 2011, 11:25:12 PM
The babies are the best enemy in the game. Shoot 'em in the head once, use telekinesis to pick them up (headshots don't result in explosions), fling 'em at an enemy necromorph for an almost instant guaranteed free kill. =D
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on February 06, 2011, 03:51:26 AM
Just got back from playing like 3 hours of Borderlands with two friends.  Good times (though I should have been studying)...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on February 06, 2011, 05:19:02 AM
The babies are the best enemy in the game. Shoot 'em in the head once, use telekinesis to pick them up (headshots don't result in explosions), fling 'em at an enemy necromorph for an almost instant guaranteed free kill. =D

One thing about babies and small children at least, is that they're easy to kill.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on February 06, 2011, 03:33:39 PM

One thing about babies and small children at least, is that they're easy to kill.

Things-serial-killers-say.txt
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: SageNytell on February 06, 2011, 04:01:27 PM
What's the difference between Nicole Kidman and a pile of dead babies?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Salkovich on February 06, 2011, 04:16:00 PM
What's the difference between Nicole Kidman and a pile of dead babies?

The pile of dead babies has a better singing voice?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: SageNytell on February 06, 2011, 04:24:19 PM
What's the difference between Nicole Kidman and a pile of dead babies?
The pile of dead babies has a better singing voice?
Nicole Kidman just doesn't do it for me.  ;)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: SageNytell on February 06, 2011, 11:28:47 PM
Dead Space 2: Officially beaten. Fuck the last two levels, one particular enemy, but the end was... interesting. Very.
Overall a very slick game, very cinematic, very different feel than the first game. This game does adrenaline pumping fear much better, but I think the original had more in the manner of absolute terror. I found myself running down to my last stores of ammo and credits at the end, whereas with the original through careful management of items and purchases I was able to buy a stock pulse rifle, fully upgrade it, and then buy 500 rounds of ammo for the very final fight. Haven't tried the multiplayer - I've heard it's just more semi L4D, but I'll probably give it a try, hopefully with some of you fine folks. Awesome game, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes survival horror.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on February 07, 2011, 07:26:20 AM
Dead Space 2: Officially beaten. Fuck the last two levels, one particular enemy, but the end was... interesting. Very.
Overall a very slick game, very cinematic, very different feel than the first game. This game does adrenaline pumping fear much better, but I think the original had more in the manner of absolute terror. I found myself running down to my last stores of ammo and credits at the end, whereas with the original through careful management of items and purchases I was able to buy a stock pulse rifle, fully upgrade it, and then buy 500 rounds of ammo for the very final fight. Haven't tried the multiplayer - I've heard it's just more semi L4D, but I'll probably give it a try, hopefully with some of you fine folks. Awesome game, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes survival horror.

Dead Space 2's Multiplayer is fun. But if you're just starting out ,you'll be at a huge disadvantage, since it's exp/level based/using, and you'll only have wimpy abilities while everyone else will have like a +5 Vorpal Line Gun.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: iceemaker on February 08, 2011, 07:41:34 PM
In keeping with my dungeon crawling theme: Desktop Dungeons (http://www.qcfdesign.com/?cat=20). It's free. And it's HARD. It's also available on both Mac and PC.
[spoiler]I've unlocked all of the non-monster races & classes, and I have still yet to master the game. DD is really unforgiving and requires thorough planning.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on February 09, 2011, 01:47:01 AM
Gone back to playing City of Heroes to test out the new Incarnate system. Not too bad shame they made me wait like 2 years to impliment this feature.

Oh man I love City I wish I could get back on, tell me how is the new systems whats it like i must know!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: +1 Hat on February 10, 2011, 12:32:07 AM
Bought Penny Arcade Adventures: On The Rain-Slick Precipice Of Darkness Ep. 1&2 on Steam sale a couple of weeks ago. Definitely worth the $3. Kinda sad the 3rd episode died. Been reading the text version, but it's just not the same.


Also Magicka. Fuck yeah, Magicka. Played through the adventure this weekend. Got to wave 14 in the forest challenge tonight. Protip: Summon Elemental good, Thunderstorm bad.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on February 10, 2011, 12:47:55 AM
Beat Dead Space 2 a little while ago. Just like the first one, the ending sections were completely underwhelming and not at all interesting.

I was hoping for [spoiler]a climactic showdown with that fucking regenerating bastard, but noooooooooo. Bleh. [/spoiler]
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Fen Tiger on February 10, 2011, 08:06:13 AM
Gone back to playing City of Heroes to test out the new Incarnate system. Not too bad shame they made me wait like 2 years to impliment this feature.

Oh man I love City I wish I could get back on, tell me how is the new systems whats it like i must know!

Pretty good story wise they have tied it into the whole time travelling arch they have been working on. Heck the 1st mission they send you on to get your Incarnate powers they basically soup you up to full incarnate power also you can spend a mission pounding on the toughest AV's in the game with EASE.

But game wise the incarnate system is pretty cool. Once you have completed the incarnate story arc you unlock the alpha slot. Which you can slot your 1st incarnate ability into. you gain Incarnate abilities by collecting incarnate shards and turning them into special abilities. As you prgress you unlock more slots and more powerful abilities. Thats just the beginning however as there adding free extra pieces in the coming months http://eu.coh.com/en/news/article/febuary_producers_letters_incarnates (http://eu.coh.com/en/news/article/febuary_producers_letters_incarnates)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on February 14, 2011, 08:46:29 PM
Marvel Vs. Capcom 3.....

or rather I will be playing it at 10! 4 more hours!!!!!

Woot

PSN that shit.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on February 14, 2011, 11:31:07 PM
On my way out the door, WOOOOO!

I can hardly contain my excitement.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on February 15, 2011, 10:52:38 AM
Marvel vs Capcom 3. RIGHT NOW
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on February 15, 2011, 01:14:05 PM
Played in the tournament got knocked out in the first round cuz I suck
... I dgaf tho so awesome being zero
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: rayner23 on February 15, 2011, 08:28:49 PM
Marvel vs Capcom 3. RIGHT NOW


I KNOW!!!

Favorite team so far? My two are:

Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man

Dante, Chris, and guy from Bionic Commando


If you are on the PSN, add me. catharticlobster
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on February 15, 2011, 08:40:16 PM
Too much League of Legends...

Playing a bit of Dead Space on the side too...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: crash2455 on February 15, 2011, 08:42:34 PM
League of Legends was a favorite of mine for a while (if for no other reason than it abbreviated to LoL).
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on February 15, 2011, 08:48:03 PM
Yeah it's a good game to play with friends since it's free and actually pretty good (and the games are of decent length)...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on February 15, 2011, 09:48:49 PM
Marvel vs Capcom 3. RIGHT NOW


I KNOW!!!

Favorite team so far? My two are:

Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man

Dante, Chris, and guy from Bionic Commando


If you are on the PSN, add me. catharticlobster

Got in on the XBox, I'm afraid. But favorite team thus far is X-23, Felicia, Ryu.

Or alternatively X-23, Ryu, and Viewtiful Joe.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on February 15, 2011, 10:04:36 PM
Marvel vs Capcom 3. RIGHT NOW


I KNOW!!!

Favorite team so far? My two are:

Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man

Dante, Chris, and guy from Bionic Commando


If you are on the PSN, add me. catharticlobster

PS3 for me, I will add you. My PSN name is Flawless P per my handle on here.

Right now I am working with Zero, Haggar, and Deadpool. I am still working on ideas so I am not sure how it will end but Zero is my boy right now. I tried out Thor and I was kinda disappointed but I beat the game with Hulk Zero and Haggar.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: joecrak on March 04, 2011, 07:15:58 AM
Stacking.  Really fun and cute game
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on March 04, 2011, 09:30:15 PM
de Blob 2 is AMAZING.  Great sequel to a great game.  Really, really loving it and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who is thinks it is neat looking...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on March 05, 2011, 12:33:37 AM
Taitio's Puzzle Bobble 2
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 05, 2011, 12:41:49 PM
Bulletstorm's demo. It's pretty hilarious.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Wooberman on March 05, 2011, 12:54:33 PM
Bulletstorm isn't bad, its not very long either.
I'd say "Rent don't buy".
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 05, 2011, 01:06:27 PM
Yeah, that's about the vibe I got from it. Fun, but short. I don't live and breathe multiplayer, so it's not gonna be a purchase. Shame, really.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 05, 2011, 01:22:27 PM
Also playing:

The Lost Crown - A Ghost Hunting Adventure.

Point 'n click adventure game. Absolutely *beautiful* backgrounds, not very good character models. Super British voice acting. It's. . . an interesting game.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: rayner23 on March 05, 2011, 04:36:02 PM
Still playing MvC3 online, so people should add me.

I think we should have an RPPR tournament on there. It would be badass.


Also playing Radiant Historia on the DS.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 05, 2011, 05:59:22 PM
Still playing MvC3 online, so people should add me.

I think we should have an RPPR tournament on there. It would be badass.
 

Alas, I don't have it for the PS3.

Wish it would stop pitting me up against 0/0 Beginners, though. It makes me feel dirty.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on March 07, 2011, 09:41:43 PM
After watching a few trailers and reading some previews, I'm super-psyched for Deus Ex 3 Human Revolution. To satiate a bit of my hype, I decided to re-install Deus Ex 1, but installing a bunch of community-made mods to spice the game up a bit. I installed Shifter (http://www.moddb.com/mods/shifter1), a gameplay-enhancing mod; New Vision (http://www.moddb.com/mods/deus-ex-new-vision), which replaces the environmental textures for high-res counterparts; Project HDTP (http://www.moddb.com/mods/project-hdtp) which changes object and character models for more detailed ones; and Revision (http://www.moddb.com/mods/deus-ex-revision), which makes the environments more cluttered and diverse.

Also cool is a mod which adds a bit of rudimentary DirectX10 graphics to Unreal engine games which you can download here. (http://kentie.net/article/d3d10drv)

I just played through the first level in Liberty Island and it was pretty amazing, it gives it that coolness factor that I remember when playing it for the first time.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 07, 2011, 10:52:55 PM
After watching a few trailers and reading some previews, I'm super-psyched for Deus Ex 3 Human Revolution. To satiate a bit of my hype, I decided to re-install Deus Ex 1, but installing a bunch of community-made mods to spice the game up a bit. I installed Shifter (http://www.moddb.com/mods/shifter1), a gameplay-enhancing mod; New Vision (http://www.moddb.com/mods/deus-ex-new-vision), which replaces the environmental textures for high-res counterparts; Project HDTP (http://www.moddb.com/mods/project-hdtp) which changes object and character models for more detailed ones; and Revision (http://www.moddb.com/mods/deus-ex-revision), which makes the environments more cluttered and diverse.

Also cool is a mod which adds a bit of rudimentary DirectX10 graphics to Unreal engine games which you can download here. (http://kentie.net/article/d3d10drv)

I just played through the first level in Liberty Island and it was pretty amazing, it gives it that coolness factor that I remember when playing it for the first time.

Human Revolution is going to be *amazing*. Everything I've read about it thus far tells me it's going back to Deus Ex's roots - exploration, dangerous, difficult combat, multiple paths to the same goal.

I'm so looking forward to it.

Also, L.A. Noire, whose face-scan technology literally makes every single game out there's faces look amateurish and fake. Also, film noir style? YES PLEASE.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 08, 2011, 01:02:44 PM
Dragon Age II. RIGHT NOW.

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on March 08, 2011, 01:13:53 PM
I just recently went back to one of my favorite games ever. Command and conquer red alert 2 -  Yuri's Revenge.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: rayner23 on March 08, 2011, 05:54:35 PM
Dragon Age II. RIGHT NOW.




Sam and I are trading the controller back and forth between our respective games. She is a rogue and I'm a mage. I thought the first game was just okay, but I am fucking in love with this one.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on March 08, 2011, 07:04:30 PM
Mage for life.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 08, 2011, 07:34:21 PM
I just beat Amnesia Dark Descent. Great fucking game - not only does it scare the shit out of you - it has a great plot, voice acting, puzzles that make sense (no nonsensical puzzles - all of them connect to the story and environment and can be solved by logical thinking) but it has great characterization for the main character.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on March 08, 2011, 08:30:48 PM
I just beat Amnesia Dark Descent. Great fucking game - not only does it scare the shit out of you - it has a great plot, voice acting, puzzles that make sense (no nonsensical puzzles - all of them connect to the story and environment and can be solved by logical thinking) but it has great characterization for the main character.

I need to beat this...

I was originally stuck right before you have to go into the sewer, but I figured out how to not get poisoned.  It just took me so long, I got a bit distracted by other stuff...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 08, 2011, 08:42:21 PM
I just beat Amnesia Dark Descent. Great fucking game - not only does it scare the shit out of you - it has a great plot, voice acting, puzzles that make sense (no nonsensical puzzles - all of them connect to the story and environment and can be solved by logical thinking) but it has great characterization for the main character.

Yes. Amnesia's one of the best games to come out in the horror genre in a long, long time. Pretty impressive for something put together by 4 dudes, huh? =D

Edit: DAII is pretty good thus far. It bugs the living shit out of me that they took out item descriptions though. Now everything is pretty much 'HEY LOOK AT MY STATS' which robs any sense of accomplishment for getting items.  :v
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on March 10, 2011, 10:20:32 AM
The PS3 just got shipped to Sony, it crashed a while back.
I have DA2 and DAO for it but my hard drive totally failed so i'll be replaying origins again before I get to play DA2.

In the meantime I've been loving Two Worlds 2 for 360. The main character is a strange Geralt ripoff but the voice acting and weird faces are my kind of thing. Not only that but there is no level scaling! Imagine that.
It really is a great game. Haven't dove into multi-player yet. I'm sure it will end up in the cheap bin before too much longer, get it then.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on March 10, 2011, 10:36:39 AM
I, too, am playing and loving DA:II. I really like the combat as its much faster and feels more brutal than combat in the first game.

From what I've played, it also seems like there isn't a "Persuade" skill, so conversations are much more fluid since it's less about pumping skill points in Persuade and instead making sensible arguments.

However, I don't like the conversations being structured the same way as Mass Effect, with being given three choices that are Catalogued as "Good, Strong, and Funny/Neutral". What I don't like is that the character seems to be an asshole when he takes either the "strong" option or the "funny or neutral" option, either being a total dickhead or making jokes that almost always fall flat and are inappropraite to the situation. I've been playing the game mostly choosing the "Good" conversation options simply because it makes the character sound less like an asshole. Also, the Mass Effect-esque conversation descriptions can be misleading. Sometimes the "Strong" and "Funny" options describe something sensible to say in certain situations, but when the character actually speaks them out they say something different from what I had in mind.

Overall though, its a small annoyance that doesn't tarnish the game as a whole. I can't wait to get back home and play the game some more.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 11, 2011, 01:05:02 PM
Having just beaten Dragon Age II last night, I've a few things to say.

1: The last boss is *amazing*.

2: Over all, I'd say the game is a step forward and a step  backward at the same time. Combat flows better, and is faster paced, making the game much more fun to play. However the companions this time around (with the exception of Varric and Aveline, haven't been around Carver much) fall kind of flat with me.

They're all basically angsty damaged people and, though they have their interesting side-quests, they never quite manage to achieve the same level of attachment that say, Alistair or Zevran do. Maybe I'm just not sympathetic to a party full of slightly broken people, but. . .I dunno, I can't really say I like any of them. Except Varric and Aveline. They rock.

Conversations flow better, and, thank god, Hawke doesn't stand around awkwardly staring at people while they dump exposition on him, (s)he's voiced quite well, so no complaints there. The 'Nice Guy, Smart-Ass Guy, Jerk-Ass Guy' system of three options is. . .well, it's a good and a bad thing - if you choose mostly one of three responses, it'll color Hawke's other dialogue.

For example, if you go with Jerk-Ass Hawke, and switch to another party member and try talking to him, he'll say 'You better have a good reason for bothering me! >:[" because he is a jerk-ass. While Smart-Ass Hawke will say something different, and I'm sure Paladin-Hawke would have yet another choice. It's a nice touch, and it makes Hawke feel more like an actual character, rather than a shallow self-insertion device for the player.

Speaking of talking, the game doesn't let you chat up your companions whenever you feel like it, which I think is a bit of a waste. Oh well.

8/10
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: rayner23 on March 11, 2011, 03:51:00 PM
I agree with Moondog's assessments.

DAII is perfect for me for the following reasons:

1) I like the urban environment even though some of the buildings are a bit repetitive.

2) Combat is insane!

3) It's about 30 hours which is the perfect amount for me.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 11, 2011, 07:20:16 PM
'A bit' really is too generous.

There are, at most, 9 maps in the entire game, not counting Kirkwall. For example:

The cave in the Bone Pit, the cave on Sundermount, the Val-Tashoth cave, and the Slaver's Cavern are all *exactly* the same. The only difference is the location of an ugly grey stone block that blocks your way through a door in some, and not others.

It's pretty lazy, and disappointing. :v

EDIT: Also lazy and disappointing is all the little 'tricks' BioWare uses to get out of rendering people holding things - watch Hawke bend down to pick up something - anything- and you'll always notice they never actually show the object in Hawke's hand.

Also they phoned in basic cut-scenes, as in the opening drama, you can watch Aveline's bracelet clip straight through Wesley's neck, to say nothing of playing a warrior with a grandpa beard that magically phases through solid steel armor.

Also play on Casual Mode with 4 Elementalist Mages.

EVERYTHING EXPLODES INTO GIBS IN HALF A SECOND.

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on March 16, 2011, 03:24:08 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5BS5QyacL0

If more people were like this online, I'd probably play with randoms more.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 18, 2011, 12:16:17 AM
I am playing Marvel vs Capcom 3 right now and despite my inability to walk in a straight line or recite my BCA's backwards and the fact that if I hold a lighter to my mouth and breathe it ignites I am a god among men stomping my enemies into the floor left and right.

Without using Sentinel's cheap metal ass.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on March 19, 2011, 05:23:11 PM
Darksiders is $10 on Steam right now.  Anyone have thoughts on this?  I kind of want to play it, but $10 is just outside of impulse buy range for a game that I've heard "meh" about...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 19, 2011, 05:29:21 PM
Do you like Legend of Zelda? If so, get it. Darksiders is really just Legend of Zelda with grimdark paint over it.

If you go in expecting interesting or deep combat, skip it entirely, as its combat is extremely shallow (also like Legend of Zelda).

As MRatedLegendofZelda, it's a good game, and the voice acting is superb. The art direction reminds me too much of Warhammer 40K for me to say good things about it, but overall, I'd give it a 6/10. Not a bad game, but not a good, or even great game. Worth $10, though.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: BenignSpy on March 19, 2011, 05:35:46 PM
Shogun 2: Total War
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 19, 2011, 05:39:20 PM
Personally, I am torn on whether or not to get Crysis 2 (comes out on the 22nd). I suck at tactical 'you are not a bulletsponge' shooters, but the story is written by one of my favorite authors, Richard K. Morgan (Altered Carbon, Broken Angels, Woken Furies), so that alone is enough to get me on the fence.

What do you think?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on March 19, 2011, 07:01:43 PM
I bought Darksiders for a friend who wanted it, he said he had heard it was really great.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: ethan_dawe on March 19, 2011, 10:19:10 PM
Left4Dead2 Playing onine versus
Neverwinter Nights

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: BenignSpy on March 19, 2011, 11:29:31 PM
Personally, I am torn on whether or not to get Crysis 2 (comes out on the 22nd). I suck at tactical 'you are not a bulletsponge' shooters, but the story is written by one of my favorite authors, Richard K. Morgan (Altered Carbon, Broken Angels, Woken Furies), so that alone is enough to get me on the fence.

What do you think?

Not everything your favorite author writes is going to be gold, and the story to Crisis was weak sauce so he is going to be at a starting disadvantage. Buy one of his other books or games to support him, then read a walk-through.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on March 20, 2011, 12:10:43 AM
Total War: Shogun 2. It's as of now my favorite game in the series. It has the awesome new graphics and polishes of the newer games, without the emphasis on muskets. I much prefer the tactical aspect of the sword/spear/bow/cavalry over sending as many soldiers carrying muskets as possible to win by sheer volume of fire.

Also, didn't know Richard K. Morgan was writing the story for Crysis 2, he's one of my favorite sci-fi authors too. I'll probably end up getting Crysis 2 anyways, if only to make my videocard weep.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 20, 2011, 01:05:10 AM
Personally, I am torn on whether or not to get Crysis 2 (comes out on the 22nd). I suck at tactical 'you are not a bulletsponge' shooters, but the story is written by one of my favorite authors, Richard K. Morgan (Altered Carbon, Broken Angels, Woken Furies), so that alone is enough to get me on the fence.

What do you think?

Not everything your favorite author writes is going to be gold, and the story to Crisis was weak sauce so he is going to be at a starting disadvantage. Buy one of his other books or games to support him, then read a walk-through.

That's a good point. Think I'll use others as a guinea pig, have them tell me how it is.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on March 20, 2011, 01:52:46 AM
Oh man, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is starting to get really good.  Really digging this game, great gameplay, great characters, superb character animation, and the story is starting to get really interesting...

Definitely would recommend it to anyone with a DS...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 20, 2011, 02:26:51 AM
Oh man, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is starting to get really good.  Really digging this game, great gameplay, great characters, superb character animation, and the story is starting to get really interesting...

Definitely would recommend it to anyone with a DS...

Agreed.

Particularly Inspector Cabanela. His animations are just too fun to watch.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on March 22, 2011, 12:14:23 AM
So I played Total War: Shogun 2 a bit more.

There was this one clan that had a territory that was practically engulfed by regions controlled by my ally and myself. The clan was in prime real estate, and seeing as they were a single territory, would be easy picking for my military. So I started sending in a few ninja to soften them up before declaring war and launching my assault- I assassinated the clan daimyo's single son and heir as well as his his top general, ran sabotage operations on his military buildings and burned his farms.

My ally picked up that this clan was running into trouble, and declared war on them before I did. The poor clan then came running to me, asking me to talk my ally out of capturing and pillaging their city. "Sure, but it will cost you. Become my vassal, pay me tribute, and back me up in any and all decision I make." In the end, the clan had no real option, and with great regret became my vassal.

Total War: Shogun 2 - The game where being a backstabbing dick pays off.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on March 22, 2011, 10:14:57 AM
I know I've already mentioned this a few times, but I finished Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective last night.  I cannot say enough good things about this game.  It is absolutely wonderful and I really hope anyone who enjoys somewhat quirky or stylish games gets a chance to play it...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 22, 2011, 01:14:26 PM
I beat Ghostbusters the video game. A fun 8 hour game but it felt a bit like self-insertion fanfic. You play the new recruit that just happens to save the day and all the old ghostbusters keep on thanking you for being so awesome. Also, they rehash all the greatest hits of Ghostbusters the movie - hey look there's the stay puft man, there's the hotel, there's the library etc. etc. etc.

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on March 22, 2011, 01:47:35 PM
I just picked up the Phantom Brave port to the PSP. Been trying to get a copy of this game in one format or another for about four years. Pretty cool so far, different than I thought.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 22, 2011, 02:04:37 PM
I just picked up the Phantom Brave port to the PSP. Been trying to get a copy of this game in one format or another for about four years. Pretty cool so far, different than I thought.

Phantom Brave, like every Nippon Ichi game that isn't Soul Nomad And The World Eaters and that abortive PS3 game (that isn't Trinity Universe, which owns) is an excellent game, with great music and spot-on voice acting.

It is, however, mindbreakingly sad. Poor Marona. : (
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on March 22, 2011, 11:34:10 PM
Okay, last post about Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective.  I just can't say enough good things about this game.  Honestly if you own a DS, you owe it to yourself to get this game.  It's less than $30 and absolutely phenomenal from start to finish.  Some of the story elements may feel like a bit of a cop-out, but I think in the end the way everything ties up, it works really well.  The only potential downside would be its "lack" of replay value (in that once you solve the puzzles and finish the story, nothing really changes), but it was so great and full of character I honestly almost started the game again after finishing it...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 23, 2011, 12:08:54 AM
You know, the only element of the game that really felt like a cop-out to me was

[spoiler] Sissel being revealed as a cat, prior to which there was absolutely no indication thereof, which was lame and robbed me of a 'AH HAH, I thought so!' moment that all good mystery games should have. [/spoiler]

More on topic though: I'm currently playing through Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations for the 14th time (I play a PW game before bed every night, the relaxing scrolling text and easy logic helps me sleep) and I really cannot recommend the series enough. It is pretty great (also a travesty that Nick doesn't show up in Marvel vs Capcom 3. Or Ryu, ala Breath of Fire but that is neither here nor there).

OH ALSO THEY NERFED SENTINEL IN MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3 hahaha suck it down, you less-health having obnoxious metal BASTARD how's that 'no longer an instant win button for everyone' treating you hahahahahaha- I am enjoying this far too much.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on March 23, 2011, 01:12:01 AM
You know, the only element of the game that really felt like a cop-out to me was

[spoiler] Sissel being revealed as a cat, prior to which there was absolutely no indication thereof, which was lame and robbed me of a 'AH HAH, I thought so!' moment that all good mystery games should have. [/spoiler]


Thoughts on that and other spoilers...

[spoiler]I can see where one would say that, but honestly I thought it worked well and made sense.  I think they led up to it quite well actually.  I mean the Sissel was visible before and his "amnesia" hinted that he wasn't human after all.  I mean when all the human characters quickly recovered most of their memories and he "didn't" (because he didn't have those memories to begin with), I started to think something was up.  In retrospect, the lack of ability to read is a HUGE clue.  And it certainly wasn't outside the realm of possibility as Missile acted quite "human."

Though to be perfectly honest, I had a few other theories that were kind of fun.  First I thought that Sissel knew he would get the powers and thus somehow convinced Lynne to kill him so he could utilize them.  The other running theory that kind of went along was that Sissel had actually done all that stuff (i.e. killed the various people) lost his memory and would end up having to come to terms with that.  Though that would feel like more of a cop-out.

Also, I loved how Cabanela's stuff worked out.  I was always suspicious that he was working to some greater goal and hoped it was good (though realized it might have been bad)...

Finally, biggest emotional response in a while came from this game (games don't usually get at me at all).  When they first explain what happened to Jowd's wife (where it was the "contraptions" fault).  That was really an "Oh shit..." moment where I was just stunned.  Very sad.  And in some ways, I think the way they ultimately resolved it was good because it was cathartic to realize it wasn't her fault, but at the same time there was a bit where it was this tragic accident...
[/spoiler]

So yeah, absolutely loved the game and just so many good things...

EDIT:  Also, completely random and funny, I looked up Cabanela to see if I spelled it right and there are pictures of him as a Pidgey, which I found amusing...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on March 24, 2011, 10:04:10 PM
Ive been playing the crap outta Blood Bowl LE, very good. match takes around an hour to play, so you can schedule things around your matches pretty easy, fun multilayer.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on April 03, 2011, 07:57:11 AM
I've just built a new gaming PC so naturally I immediately bought Crysis 2 to see how it looked. I wasn't really a fan of the first game, but I've put five hours into the campaign so far and have had a great time, not to mention it looks shiny on this new rig as well. The only problem I've encountered, graphically, is that the default FOV is too tight (pretty easily changed) and that there's an awful lot of motion blur, I could see someone easily getting discomforted from the combination of the two.

[spoiler](http://i.imgur.com/lX7Co.jpg)[/spoiler]

I played the MP demo pre-release but it didn't really catch my attention, I'm sure I'll try it at some point but I don't have high expectations.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on April 13, 2011, 05:56:29 PM
Borderlands GotY is on sale on Steam today for 7.50.  Great deal for the game and it's a good deal of fun to play with others.  Just thought I'd toss this up here.  I mean I bought it after buying the game and one of the DLCs already (has all 4 DLCs included)...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on April 17, 2011, 01:11:11 PM
Spent most of yesterday afternoon and a good deal this morning trying to get mods working on Fallout 3.  Should be interesting...

http://www.pcgamer.com/2010/10/13/10-essential-fallout-3-mods/
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on April 17, 2011, 04:24:33 PM
I just recently re-installed Alpha Protocol. It's such a great game, probably one of my top 10 picks for 2010, yet it was hated by game critics and therefore got put in bargain bins way too early.

The gameplay is mostly third-person shooting and some sneaking; it plays a lot like a slightly blander version of Mass Effect 2. There are also a few minigames such as hacking and lockpicking that are tolerable, yet not too much fun. I've also heard that some people encountered bugs in the game, though I personally didn't see any.

Where the game really shines is on the story. The game was developed by Obsidian Entertainment, the same guys that did Fallout New Vegas and Neverwinter Nights 2, so you know that even though the game might be buggy and have some questionable design choices, you'll always be treated to a great story. Basically, it builds up on the standard spy fiction thriller tropes, yet the story remains solid all throught the game.

My favorite part was the choice system. Much like Mass Effect's three standard choices, you can choose between a "Professional", "Suave" or "Agressive", basically the game's way of making you choose between "Jason Bourne" "James Bond" or "Jack Bauer", in that order. The best part is, almost all your choices will have important ramifications during the course of the game. Where in Mass Effect the conversation options led you to the exact same place in the end, there are wildly different outcomes depending on your choice, and they all make sense in the game. The cohesion in that sense is very interesting.

The game is like $15 on amazon right now, definitely a steal for such a great game.

(Oh and by the way, the first few level take place in Saudi Arabia and are a bit boring. Trust me, it gets much better after those few levels.)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on April 18, 2011, 10:51:47 AM
I agree, Dom. Alpha Protocol isn't a bad game at all, it just has some kind of jarring flaws (the AI flips out every once in a while, and there's some glitching here and there) that keep it from being a great game.

The storyline and conversational stuff is great fun, and I even enjoy the stealth aspect. Did a 'no sightings, no alerts, no kills' run-through a while back. That was tough. Tough but fun.



As for me, picked up Red Dead Redemption, Spectral Force 3, Brutal Legend, and Last Remnant recently. RDR is great, haven't touched the others, will do so later.

EDIT:

ALSO AT LEAST ONE OF YOU HAS TO HAVE MVC3 ON THE 360 C'MON LET'S THROW DOWN SOMETIME

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on April 18, 2011, 02:17:04 PM
I agree, Dom. Alpha Protocol isn't a bad game at all, it just has some kind of jarring flaws (the AI flips out every once in a while, and there's some glitching here and there) that keep it from being a great game.

The storyline and conversational stuff is great fun, and I even enjoy the stealth aspect. Did a 'no sightings, no alerts, no kills' run-through a while back. That was tough. Tough but fun.



As for me, picked up Red Dead Redemption, Spectral Force 3, Brutal Legend, and Last Remnant recently. RDR is great, haven't touched the others, will do so later.

EDIT:

ALSO AT LEAST ONE OF YOU HAS TO HAVE MVC3 ON THE 360 C'MON LET'S THROW DOWN SOMETIME



I borrowed RDR from my friend earlier this week, it is fun but I keep getting sidetracked with hunting....

Oh and sorry but I'm all over that shit on PS3. (MVC3 that is)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on April 19, 2011, 05:47:49 PM
I've just finished the coop section of Portal 2, it was one of the most enjoyable gaming experiences I've ever had.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on April 19, 2011, 06:07:56 PM
I've just finished the coop section of Portal 2, it was one of the most enjoyable gaming experiences I've ever had.

Certainly didn't waste any time getting through that, I see...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on April 20, 2011, 08:53:19 PM
Yep, just beat the single player today as well, it did not disappoint.

Also a bunch of Saints Row 3 screenshots were just released
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/04/19/a-ton-of-saints-row-the-third-screens-arrive/
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: doctorscraps on April 26, 2011, 12:35:21 AM
I've been working on Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People. Mostly because I love the Homestar Runner universe and I also love point and click games.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on April 26, 2011, 04:49:21 PM
Civilization V. Great game, just great.

Some of you probably have it. We ought to play some time. B)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on April 26, 2011, 05:13:31 PM
I've just finished the coop section of Portal 2, it was one of the most enjoyable gaming experiences I've ever had.

yup!

it's pretty boss
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on April 26, 2011, 08:25:37 PM
Portal 2; Uncharted; World of Goo; Sword & Sorcery.

Sooner or later I'll finish SOMETHING.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on April 28, 2011, 03:50:30 PM
Demons' Souls.

Just curbstomped the tutorial Vanguard fight as a mage. Which is apparently harder than the actual Vanguard fight as the arena is much smaller.

\ o /
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on April 28, 2011, 06:08:11 PM
Demons' Souls.

Just curbstomped the tutorial Vanguard fight as a mage. Which is apparently harder than the actual Vanguard fight as the arena is much smaller.

\ o /

What I've heard of Demons' Souls is that the mage (or maybe noble) is crazy powerful and rocks the game way easier than it should...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on April 28, 2011, 06:09:37 PM
Demons' Souls.

Just curbstomped the tutorial Vanguard fight as a mage. Which is apparently harder than the actual Vanguard fight as the arena is much smaller.

\ o /

What I've heard of Demons' Souls is that the mage (or maybe noble) is crazy powerful and rocks the game way easier than it should...

I imagine that 'run away screaming from everything, obliterate it with magic' as a strategy does make it pretty powerful.

Unfortunately I am dumb and so only had like 2 spells worth of MP and being the niggardly person I am with consumable items I refused to chug spice (WHICH MUST FLOW) to regain MP and thus spent the fight hacking at the giant-ass demon with my short-sword.

Fun times.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Wooberman on May 01, 2011, 06:41:37 PM
Its a damned good feeling playing Mount and Blade: Warband and beating an army twice the size of your own.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on May 06, 2011, 10:28:07 PM
Dwarfs!? on steam is pretty exciting.

Also replaying METAL GEAR while the network is down.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on May 06, 2011, 10:37:38 PM
Plants vs. Zombies...

Damn it is way too addicting...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on May 07, 2011, 12:52:01 AM
Dwarfs!? on steam is pretty exciting.

Also replaying METAL GEAR while the network is down.

[voicetype=Hayter]Metal Gear!? [/voicetype]
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on May 08, 2011, 02:54:49 PM
I've been playing a lot of GTA IV lately, I made a video out of some funny moments in my playthrough.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIb5QhqNCVQ

I really like the in-game video editor. Tell me what you think.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on May 08, 2011, 05:46:08 PM
9 days 'til L.A. NOIREMAGEDDON adasdajlksd
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on May 08, 2011, 10:00:23 PM
haha nice. I'm playing through the GTA 4 DLC now. It's fun but the pc port is kinda meh.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on May 13, 2011, 09:50:18 PM
Brink.

S'not bad.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on May 15, 2011, 01:00:14 PM
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl was on sale recently so I've been messing around with that.
I hate being told what to do by Russians though.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: SageNytell on May 17, 2011, 08:23:55 AM
YOU WILL BE SENT TO SIBERIA
WE HAVE BROCHURES
IT'S NOT VERY NICE
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on May 17, 2011, 09:24:39 PM
Got L.A. Noire midnight release have not slept

it's pretty great, playing in black and white (it is an option).
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on May 18, 2011, 08:21:22 PM
Playing through the Witcher, I tried back in 2009 but I couldn't get into it, I'm really enjoying it this time and I'm going to play the Witcher 2 as soon as I beat this one.

Also Brink is fun with friends, mediocre alone.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on May 20, 2011, 01:43:05 PM
Terraria, and STALKER shadow of Chernobyl. AND puzzle-bridges.com the bridges puzzles are tits.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on May 21, 2011, 11:50:09 AM
Terraria, and STALKER shadow of Chernobyl. AND puzzle-bridges.com the bridges puzzles are tits.

What're your thoughts on Terraria?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on May 21, 2011, 09:23:09 PM
The interface makes me a little angry at night.
Opening doors is hard as fuck.

Not a very hard game, i'd wait for it to go on sale.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on May 23, 2011, 06:57:05 PM
Is the Prince of Persia Complete Pack worth $15?

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/8233/
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: ethan_dawe on May 23, 2011, 07:28:42 PM
Still playing Left 4 Dead 2 versus games online. While I have a decent friend list I almost always just join a random game in progress. The chaos is so fun, especiually people who take it way too seriously. Recently I spawned in as a survivor in No Mercy right by the elevator. I spawned in and was smoked IMMEDIETELY.  :o One of the other survivors declares that the Bot player was doing a better job than I did and how I ruined the whole game.  ;D
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on June 01, 2011, 10:21:44 PM
Bought VVVVVV on Steam daily sale.  Pretty good game, but quite difficult...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on June 01, 2011, 11:48:47 PM
Dirt 3 was kinda disappointing (graphics on PS3 looked worse than Dirt 2 on my PC, the big FU to used/rented games put a bad taste in my mouth, and keeps trying to cram game modes I hate down my throat. May try it later on PC after they release an update or 2 and some DLC with better tracks)

So tried L.A. Noire, but didn't much care for it (too slow, I have no attention span or memory, and I hate human interaction so a game mechanic kinda based on it annoys me)

Witcher 2 was kinda meh, couldnt get through much of it before I had to stop.

Did manage to go through Portal 2 single + Co-op (while sitting in my car leeching wifi since steam wont even launch with my fucking internet) which was fun.

Pretty much now just trying to fill the time until Torchlight 2 is released. So hopefully Alice: Madness Returns and the new Red Faction game dont suck.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on June 02, 2011, 09:48:37 PM
So the "Metal Gear Solid HD Collection" was just announced, it's MGS 2, 3 & Peace Walker and is coming to PS3 and 360 in November. I haven't played through 2 or 3 in years and have never played Peace Walker, so I'm pretty excited for the nanomachines.

Also I've been playing a decent amount of Frozen Synapse, Ross gave a shout out to it a while back while it was in development but I think it was only recently released.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on June 03, 2011, 09:07:42 PM
So the "Metal Gear Solid HD Collection" was just announced, it's MGS 2, 3 & Peace Walker and is coming to PS3 and 360 in November. I haven't played through 2 or 3 in years and have never played Peace Walker, so I'm pretty excited for the nanomachines.

Also I've been playing a decent amount of Frozen Synapse, Ross gave a shout out to it a while back while it was in development but I think it was only recently released.

Pity it's coming to the 360 as well, Hideo Kojima has had to cut a massive amount of content out of all of the MGS games due to time/disk space constraints (he filled the PS3's blu-ray with MGS4, and that was a dual-layered 17 gig monstrosity, and he WANTED TO KEEP GOING but Konami said 'whoa bro, you need to slow your roll and just publish that') and I'd love to see what he'd do with access to blu-rays for the other games, but I suppose it isn't meant to be.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on June 03, 2011, 09:35:29 PM
They really need to stop crippling the Ps3 releases by syncing content between the Ps3 and Xbox fucking Microsoft dragging everybody else down with them. It's not my fault you couldn't get with the times and release with an internal HD drive.


Then again had you done that you would be gone, and well I enjoy watching the competition.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on June 03, 2011, 10:53:45 PM
I quite agree.

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: rayner23 on June 04, 2011, 11:16:27 PM
Terraria, and STALKER shadow of Chernobyl. AND puzzle-bridges.com the bridges puzzles are tits.

What're your thoughts on Terraria?

My 15 year old cousin seems to really like it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on June 05, 2011, 01:06:50 AM
Isn't Terraria that blatant Minecraft rip-off that doesn't give Notch any credit at all?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on June 05, 2011, 01:48:38 AM
Got back on City of Heroes/Villains recently, any RPPR's lft?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on June 05, 2011, 02:55:59 AM
Playing me some King Arthur The Role-Playing Wargame and Mount & Blade Warband.

Fun games but i totally suck at them.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on June 05, 2011, 10:38:24 AM
Playing me some King Arthur The Role-Playing Wargame and Mount & Blade Warband.

Fun games but i totally suck at them.

Please tell me this is related to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNjhbOH8m2U ?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on June 05, 2011, 11:38:04 PM
Suprisingly close. Its a total Heavy Metal version of the King Arthur legend, sadly no football players or Samurai (yet).
That show was tits. Right along with Cow Boys of Moo Mesa.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: rayner23 on June 06, 2011, 12:45:56 AM
I'm finishing Momohime's story on Muramasa, just started Infamous and Stardust HD as part of my free downloads on the PSN.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on June 06, 2011, 12:57:19 AM
Infamous is great.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on June 06, 2011, 01:25:23 AM
LA Noire:

OH GOD IS THAT PERSON LYING

FUCK I THINK HE'S LYING

DO I DOUBT OR DO I USE EVIDENCE TO COUNTER THE LIE

SHIT FUCK SHIT

great game :D
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on June 06, 2011, 01:32:18 AM
Have finals this week.  So naturally I'm playing lots of League of Legends to prepare myself...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on June 06, 2011, 01:42:29 AM
Playing Hunted: The Demon Forge at home, its OK, not great, its the kind of fun that isnt actually much fun, more in a way that pretty much just makes chunks of time pass by easier.

Playing Red Faction: Armageddon at work, so far (only a couple hours in) it is pretty fun, plenty of abilities, controls feel good, weapons feel good, the magnet gun is fun, and its a good badass-simulator since you can go around smashing shit with a big hammer, and then using your magic flashlight to repair everything with no limit.  Much better than RF: Guerilla I think.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on June 06, 2011, 09:44:20 PM
LA Noire:

OH GOD IS THAT PERSON LYING

FUCK I THINK HE'S LYING

DO I DOUBT OR DO I USE EVIDENCE TO COUNTER THE LIE

SHIT FUCK SHIT

great game :D

I have completely fucked up several interrogations because my default position is doubt. The honest victimized clueless housewife? LEAN ON HER. The brutalized 15-year-old girl? LYING SHE-WHORE.
The sketchy prop master? Eh, he looks like a good guy to me.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on June 08, 2011, 12:10:05 PM
inFamous 2. Melee combat is MUCH more satisfying now, particularly with the introduction of primarily melee enemies, jumping and climbing onto things is still effortless and great fun, and the story is enjoyable.

Good game, better than its predecessor (which was also good) thus far.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Wooberman on June 15, 2011, 02:47:53 AM
Since Champions online has become Free-to-play, Anyone considering it?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on June 15, 2011, 03:19:23 AM
Since Champions online has become Free-to-play, Anyone considering it?

I definitely would if it is any good, especially if I knew people playing it...

Looks interesting, anyone else giving it a shot?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on June 15, 2011, 02:53:30 PM
back to playing lead and gold because it's fun, easy to jump in for 20 minutes and then quit and there's no bullshit. TF 2 has way too much bullshit to be enjoyable for me. All those fucking hats, complex tactics, scripting, server side mods, voice chat, and annoying sound files are annoying as shit. I just want a pure game to play - not all this 'community' shit.

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on June 15, 2011, 03:25:29 PM
Since Champions online has become Free-to-play, Anyone considering it?

I definitely would if it is any good, especially if I knew people playing it...

Looks interesting, anyone else giving it a shot?

Since Champions online has become Free-to-play, Anyone considering it?

It is not great but it's also not bad. It's no City of Heroes but then again I'm a bit biased.

I found it to be a bit boring, two of my friends went from CoH to Champions because it was free but as soon as they found out I was back on city they jumped back over.

But hell you have nothing to lose but the time spent downloading and playing it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Snake-Eyes on June 15, 2011, 03:28:31 PM
Yeah Champions isn't to bad. You can't customize your character as much as CoH (unless you pay for all the extra stuff).
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on June 15, 2011, 07:47:10 PM
Finally taking Arje's suggestion and getting into Sword of the Stars. I lose at it all the time but it is still fun.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Arje on June 15, 2011, 08:08:19 PM
Finally taking Arje's suggestion and getting into Sword of the Stars. I lose at it all the time but it is still fun.


Wait wait wait.

We can play a game if you want.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on June 21, 2011, 05:23:15 PM
To all you City of Heroes fans, the game is going Free to Play sometime this year.  (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/06/21/city-of-heroes-freedom-man/#more-62983)

As a former player, I'll probably jump in on this as soon as it's available. Maybe we could get an RPPR supergroup going, if enough people are interested.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on June 21, 2011, 09:34:55 PM
Alice: Madness returns is alright, at least so far. Still, its a bit unwieldy, since like the first unwieldy one they decided to use an engine designed for FPS games and then try to make it somewhat of a platformer.

Speaking of unwieldy, MtG: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 ... why is there a timer, why do the starting decks suck so much (not that they should be awesome right out of the gate, but they're so badly put together), why do you have to have split second reflexes just to activate an effect on a creature after the opponent assigned blockers but before damage? Why does the game pause when you dont want it to, yet speeds through crap you would rather it pause on. Why is the game worse than MtG: Shandalar, which was released in '97 (ignoring the fact that MtG itself is worse than in 97)?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on June 21, 2011, 10:05:58 PM
I tried CoD Black Ops multiplayer for a few days - I bought it back in release - beat SP but the zombie mode was buggy so I uninstalled it. The quickest way to level up are the nuketown fast XP servers but that gets to be very tedious and I hate the game design - flinching after being hit means first person that lands a shot wins and it's just not fun for me. So I uninstalled it. Ugh. Well, at least I know to never buy a CoD game again.

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: rayner23 on June 28, 2011, 09:14:12 AM
I like Dungeon Siege III, but you wouldn't know it from this review.

http://www.popgunchaos.com/2011/06/28/dungeon-siege-iii-review/
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Snake-Eyes on June 28, 2011, 11:52:22 AM
I've been playing Dragon Age 2 and Duke Nukem Forver. Dragon Age 2 is a good game so far. I've been enjoying that game very much. Duke Nukem is another matter. It's not a bad game, I would call it a okay game. It's basicly Duke Nukem 3D 2. The control style and feel is the same as the old game. There is some funny moments and of course his one liners but I'm glad I got it from gamefly and didn't buy it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on June 28, 2011, 06:16:08 PM
I've been splitting my time between city of heroes and playing I.e. losing at team fortress 2
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on June 30, 2011, 02:27:07 PM
STEAM SUMMER SALE http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/ide7o/the_steam_summer_sale_is_here_awwww_yeaaaah/

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

buy lead and gold it is less than 2 dollah
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Salkovich on June 30, 2011, 02:43:52 PM
STEAM SUMMER SALE http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/ide7o/the_steam_summer_sale_is_here_awwww_yeaaaah/

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

buy lead and gold it is less than 2 dollah


Lead and Gold was the only thing I wanted and I got it for 1.50. Great day.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on June 30, 2011, 05:49:38 PM
Solar 2 is on sale, it's pretty cool.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on July 02, 2011, 03:42:09 PM
I bought Magika, I heard it was a good game.  Anyone down to play/show me the ropes sometime this evening?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on July 02, 2011, 05:11:08 PM
who's up to beat the new KF level on hard mode?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on July 02, 2011, 08:13:11 PM
who's up to beat the new KF level on hard mode?
I am if it hasn't already happened yet...

I'll probably be playing games all evening, so message me if you're still looking for people...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on July 02, 2011, 09:46:57 PM
Same, I've already got the new skin but KF is always fun.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on July 04, 2011, 12:26:57 AM
I just bought Magicka and Killing Floor, and I'd love to play them with other RPPR community members. Add me on steam: night raider
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on July 04, 2011, 03:41:28 AM
I just bought Magicka and Killing Floor, and I'd love to play them with other RPPR community members. Add me on steam: night raider

Yes, I am looking for people to play Magicka with.  Friend request sent (Dr. Matthiason, or something very similar)...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on July 06, 2011, 11:32:08 AM
Just finished Bulletstorm. Awesome in every way except for game length.

Just the dialogue alone, oh man. Steve Blum (you know, guy who voices Oghren in DA:O, Grunt in ME2, also SPIKE goddamn SPIEGEL in Cowboy Bebop) voices Greyson, the main character. He must have had so much fun reading the script.

Also, Jennifer Hale (female Shepard (best Shepard) in Mass Effect 1-3) is a side character. She gets to shout things like 'IF YOU FOLLOW ME, RIMJOBS, I WILL KILL YOUR DICKS."

To which Blum replies "...Wha? You'll kill our dicks?" Oh, man. So cool to hear them both saying such ridiculous things.

oh and I guess the gameplay is a lot of fun too.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on July 06, 2011, 01:15:23 PM
Anyone down for the L4D2 Steam daily achievement sometime today?  Just gotta beat Cold Stream on any difficulty (guess it's a new campaign?)...

I'm on Steam if a group gets started and you have a slot.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: beej on July 06, 2011, 07:38:37 PM
Just started playing Mass Effect for the first time.  Its pretty freak'en sweet.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on July 06, 2011, 09:17:55 PM
Just finished Bulletstorm. Awesome in every way except for game length.

Just the dialogue alone, oh man. Steve Blum (you know, guy who voices Oghren in DA:O, Grunt in ME2, also SPIKE goddamn SPIEGEL in Cowboy Bebop) voices Greyson, the main character. He must have had so much fun reading the script.

Also, Jennifer Hale (female Shepard (best Shepard) in Mass Effect 1-3) is a side character. She gets to shout things like 'IF YOU FOLLOW ME, RIMJOBS, I WILL KILL YOUR DICKS."

To which Blum replies "...Wha? You'll kill our dicks?" Oh, man. So cool to hear them both saying such ridiculous things.

oh and I guess the gameplay is a lot of fun too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PrHEelh5oo#t=47s

Ah, game dialog.

is the problem with Bulletstorms length that its too short? or too long that it drags? Guess Ill play that tomorrow at work, been meaning to get around to it.

Otherwise at home I'm playing rFactor, the mid speed Weissach Porsche Test Track should be in every game, regardless of genre.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on July 06, 2011, 10:43:06 PM
Just finished Bulletstorm. Awesome in every way except for game length.

Just the dialogue alone, oh man. Steve Blum (you know, guy who voices Oghren in DA:O, Grunt in ME2, also SPIKE goddamn SPIEGEL in Cowboy Bebop) voices Greyson, the main character. He must have had so much fun reading the script.

Also, Jennifer Hale (female Shepard (best Shepard) in Mass Effect 1-3) is a side character. She gets to shout things like 'IF YOU FOLLOW ME, RIMJOBS, I WILL KILL YOUR DICKS."

To which Blum replies "...Wha? You'll kill our dicks?" Oh, man. So cool to hear them both saying such ridiculous things.

oh and I guess the gameplay is a lot of fun too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PrHEelh5oo#t=47s

Ah, game dialog.

is the problem with Bulletstorms length that its too short? or too long that it drags? Guess Ill play that tomorrow at work, been meaning to get around to it.

Otherwise at home I'm playing rFactor, the mid speed Weissach Porsche Test Track should be in every game, regardless of genre.

Personally, I think it's a little too short. But it's still a hilariously fun game.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on July 07, 2011, 02:31:13 PM
Random Question:

Does anyone else have somewhat frequent problems with the Fallout: New Vegas launcher?  It crashes quite often, which isn't a huge issue as I just have to try it a few times to get the game to launch, and it runs fine once I get it running.  I think it has something to do with a file issue as I check the file properties after it has crashed and Steam tells me that one of the files failed to validate and redownloads.  It tends to work after that.  So I was just wondering if anyone knew anything/if that made sense...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on July 07, 2011, 04:11:10 PM
I've not really had a problem with the launcher, but if you do you might want to consider using a third-party launcher. I know that Fallout Mod Manager (http://www.newvegasnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=36901) is a great alternative, as it also makes installing and playing with mods extremely easy.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on July 07, 2011, 08:34:02 PM
Anyone want to help me be lame and get an achievement in Lead and Gold and/or Magicka?  It's for the Steam Summer event, and I can't seem to find a game in either that I have a ping where I can even hope to get it without being intentional...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on July 08, 2011, 05:43:44 PM
Killing Floor was so epic last night. Mountain pass on hard - me, darksaw, Thad and Alexander plus 2 other people. Thad got the game yesterday but he did well considering how new he was. I played medic (STOP MOVING WHEN YOU HEAR MEDIC DARTS SO I CAN HEAL YOUR ASSES)

Wave 10, me and 1 other player (level 2 sharpshooter i think) were the only ones left with about 80 enemies left - both of us had pistols and crossbows. We fucking kited the horde around the entire level, slowly picking them off. At the very end, I had to think about each and every bolt and bullet in order to last long enough to kill the remaining enemies. We did it though.

Patriarch just tore through us quickly except Thad somehow got the pat stuck in a truck door (he died getting meleed). 1 player (sharpshooter) simply crossbowed the paralyzed patriarch to death.

MOST EPIC GAME EVER
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on July 09, 2011, 03:42:32 AM
well this amused me

(http://i.imgur.com/RsOdG.jpg)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on July 09, 2011, 04:26:52 AM
Amnesia is so. Fucking. Good.

Best horror game in the last 5 years, easy.

also FrictionalGames (the company) are cool guys, I got to talk with 'em a while back.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on July 09, 2011, 05:09:45 AM
well this amused me

(http://i.imgur.com/RsOdG.jpg)

Especially with headphones on and the alert noise.  That is some startling stuff to happen...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on July 11, 2011, 01:36:37 PM
goddamn Terraria


does anyone know what it would take to set up a RPPR dedicated server?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on July 11, 2011, 02:05:37 PM
goddamn Terraria


does anyone know what it would take to set up a RPPR dedicated server?

Terraria is indeed amazing. Plus I bought it on the Steam sale for $2.49. Best bang for the buck game I've bought.

As for the dedicated server, I'm pretty sure all it takes is running the "start-server" batch file located on the Terraria install folder. (Steam\steamapps\common\terraria)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on July 11, 2011, 02:49:45 PM
yeah but I want a dedicated computer that will be on 24/7 and has open ports

is there a way to rent one for a few bucks a month or something like that?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on July 11, 2011, 04:21:07 PM
A Google search gave me this thread.

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1898276

There's a few links in that thread that could prove useful.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on July 11, 2011, 04:53:13 PM
Hmmm, an 8 player server (minimum) would cost $32 a month or so.

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on July 11, 2011, 05:23:16 PM
I found one with $8 a month for 4 slots, $14 for 8 slots. Seems like the best deal AFAIK.

https://artofwarcentral.com/game-servers/order.aspx?server=terraria_game_servers
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: crash2455 on July 11, 2011, 06:00:50 PM
Isn't terraria's multiplayer really spotty?  Like, to the point where even the users recommend using Hamachi to connect?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on July 11, 2011, 06:14:59 PM
Isn't terraria's multiplayer really spotty?  Like, to the point where even the users recommend using Hamachi to connect?

i have no idea
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on July 12, 2011, 01:10:43 AM
Isn't terraria's multiplayer really spotty?  Like, to the point where even the users recommend using Hamachi to connect?

I played using Tunngle (basically Hamachi) at first, but after port forwarding connecting normally is no problem. There's no Steam integration or server browser so you do have to connect direct to IP though.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on July 12, 2011, 03:21:48 AM
Started Mass Effect again today.  I think I played something like 25 hours previously, but lost about half of that in computer data transfer and since it's been so long anyway, decided to just start a new game.  Looking to try and finish it an the sequel this summer (since I just beat Portal 2 and have about 6 other lengthy games to complete as well)...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: metalwhisper on July 12, 2011, 10:35:58 PM
I GOT LEFT4DEAD 2 FOR LIKE $5 ON STEAM AND IT"S FUCKING AWESOME!!!!

Sorry, I just had to yell that to the sky.

Anyway, I was thinking today on just why it is awesome, zombies aside. I think it's because, probably more than any other shooter I've played, it gives a such a strong sense of camaraderie between the characters. I find myself really wanting to help other players out, even if they're just AI controlled. Also, the environments and levels are amazing. Makes me really want to play AFMBE, or maybe a BRP zombie game.
Incidentally, if anyone is ever up for a game, I'm also metalwhisper on steam.
Also Amnesia and Penumbra are creepy as hell.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on July 12, 2011, 10:56:29 PM
Yeah L4D2 does teach you to care about your team more than any other FPS.

KF is more focused on reading the battlefield and managing hordes of monsters - knowing how to hold a chokepoint or run when the monsters overrun you. You can solo shit in KF - you can't in L4D2.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on July 12, 2011, 11:01:35 PM
I GOT LEFT4DEAD 2 FOR LIKE $5 ON STEAM AND IT"S FUCKING AWESOME!!!!

Sorry, I just had to yell that to the sky.

Anyway, I was thinking today on just why it is awesome, zombies aside. I think it's because, probably more than any other shooter I've played, it gives a such a strong sense of camaraderie between the characters. I find myself really wanting to help other players out, even if they're just AI controlled. Also, the environments and levels are amazing. Makes me really want to play AFMBE, or maybe a BRP zombie game.
Incidentally, if anyone is ever up for a game, I'm also metalwhisper on steam.
Also Amnesia and Penumbra are creepy as hell.

Sent a request, always looking for more people to L4D with (since I don't really play because I have no one to do so with).  Also, Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is similar and also excellent.  It focuses a bit more on shooting later in the game and definitely on a story, but is incredibly unsettling, especially at the beginning...
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Post by: metalwhisper on July 13, 2011, 12:03:40 AM
Playing both L4D2 and KF. Agree that teamwork is more important in L4D2. Like both, but I'd lean toward L4D2 if I was forced to choose.
And yeah, Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners was amazing. One of the most underrated games ever. Before the company went under, I heard that the plan was to release a line of similar CoC games. Pity it didn't work out. Of course, it kind of seems that the developers of Amnesia picked up the mantle. That's good. Real good, in fact.
Oh yeah, I've also been playing Borderlands. I'm liking it a lot. Reminds me of Gamma World somehow. I wish the sound wouldn't cut out sometimes, though.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on July 23, 2011, 08:16:39 PM
So, Dwarf Fortress appeared on the New York Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/magazine/the-brilliance-of-dwarf-fortress.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all

After reading it, I decided to once again have fun losing.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Kroack on July 25, 2011, 02:06:20 AM
NYT is way too mainstream for DF. Now I don't want to play it at all.
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Post by: Flawless P on July 26, 2011, 12:42:31 PM
Cthulhu saves the world is awesome. I suck at Team Fortress 2. I finally got to play Spore... S'okay. Dungeon Keeper is sweet. I suuuuuuuuck at Sins of A Solar Empire although it's still fun.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on July 26, 2011, 07:58:47 PM
Playing a bit of Starcraft, but I suck at it.  I really want to like it and get into it, but it's really difficult for me to get a handle on and I can't seem to find a difficulty setting, so I'm basically getting stomped over and over by computers...
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Post by: Mckma on July 26, 2011, 08:44:38 PM
Sorry for the double post, but it's worth it:

Humble Indie Bundle #3 (http://www.humblebundle.com/)

And Yet it Moves and VVVVVV are both great platformers.  Aesthetically beautiful and VVVVVV at least is incredibly difficult...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on July 27, 2011, 07:07:49 PM
From The Abyss and Suikoden Tierkreis, both for the Nintendo DS.

From The Abyss is, eh, I'd give it a 6.5. Decent, if unremarkable tunes, solid, yet repetitive and simple gameplay and short length make it a good dungeon crawling hack 'n slash for a little while (I cleared the game in about 6 hours, so).

Tierkries is great, albeit very different from the rest of the Suikoden series. Traditional turned based JRPG combat, traditional Suikoden story. Fun times. I'd give it about a 7.5.

Also preordered Deus Ex: Human Revolution's augmented edition. 40 page artbook and OST? Yes please.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on August 02, 2011, 06:16:32 PM
I bought E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy.

After finishing the first level, my first thought was that it had been a waste of money, but after playing it for a few hours I'm starting to enjoy it.

Basically, it's a game that tries to combine several games in once. The gameplay is an mixture of Deus Ex and System Shock's RPG elements, Counter Strike's shooting gameplay, and Borderland's 4-player co-op thrown in for good measure.

The setting is an amalgamation of Warhammer 40k, Deus Ex, Dead Space, and Chinese + Roman ancient history.

The translation is off at times, the graphics are nothing to write home about, couldn't make sense of the plot most of the time, and the re-spawning enemies get boring when playing in single player. But for all it's faults, it is a solid and fun FPS and for only $18 dollars it will give a lot of bang for your buck.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on August 03, 2011, 11:33:00 PM
Playing Titan Quest with some friends.  It is a very fun Diablo-esque game (though unfortunately without randomly generated levels).  I really am enjoying the leveling/skill system.  Basically there are 9 different "classes" and you pick two for each character.  Then you put points in how you see fit, but there is the "class mastery" that gives you beneficial stats for the class and the more points that are place there, the more options that unlock.  So basically we've been rushing that skill to unlock super high level abilities ASAP and then dominating the enemies.  All in all, great fun with friends, have yet to play by myself...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on August 04, 2011, 02:20:05 AM
Picked up Chantelise. It's. . .actually, really surprisingly difficult, at least without a controller. Anime style, obnoxiously Japanese, hack and slash combat, about late PS1-era graphics I'd say. It's not a bad game at all, worth the 9 bucks at very least.

Oh, also, Knights in the Nightmare. Once you get past the sixty four part tutorial, it's pretty sweet. And so complicated, my god.
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Post by: Flawless P on August 04, 2011, 12:47:21 PM
Someone out there decided to make Hellgate London into a free to play mmo which is cool because i own the original pc game and i always wanted to play multiplayer with my friends. It's diablo 2 esque goodness and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys that style of game.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: metalwhisper on August 05, 2011, 09:34:16 AM
I downloaded E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy from Steam also. I agree with most of your thoughts on it, Dom. It took a bit for it to grow on me as well, but now I'm enjoying it a quite a whole lot. The other influences I would add to your list include Syndicate and Syndicate Wars(if anyone else is old enough to remember those games) as well as a healthy dose of Blade Runner. There's even some Lovecraft in the there.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on August 15, 2011, 08:17:21 PM
Deus Ex: Human Revolution in 8 days aaaahhhh
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on August 16, 2011, 02:27:17 AM
I managed to get into the Closed Beta (not hard just a limited number of slots were released today) for Heroes Of Neverwinter

It is awesome. Nice little 4e simulation gets me a tactical combat fix.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on August 17, 2011, 12:03:03 AM
Finished Mass Effect. You know, four years late. Started Mass Effect 2. Interrupted because I decided that we'd jam all our stuff into boxes and haul it down the road a ways.
So basically I'm playing Tetris IRL. Or possibly Arkanoid.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on August 17, 2011, 12:39:41 AM
Finished Mass Effect. You know, four years late. Started Mass Effect 2. Interrupted because I decided that we'd jam all our stuff into boxes and haul it down the road a ways.
So basically I'm playing Tetris IRL. Or possibly Arkanoid.

It's funny because I just finished Mass Effect today as well.  I also received Starcraft II today, so I will be playing more of that in the next few weeks...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on August 17, 2011, 05:32:33 PM
Mass Effect 2 is that game that takes place in hallways full of boxes right
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on August 17, 2011, 05:39:07 PM
Most of the way through Catherine. The game is forcing me to keep playing it by threatening to kill characters that I like. Everybody's got a seriously screwed up story under the surface.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on August 17, 2011, 05:44:02 PM
Most of the way through Catherine. The game is forcing me to keep playing it by threatening to kill characters that I like. Everybody's got a seriously screwed up story under the surface.

How's the gameplay vs story pay off?

Like, is the story interesting/gripping enough to make up for the punishingly difficult. . .box pushing/pulling? I'm tempted to get it, but unless the story is superb, the gameplay will keep me from enjoying it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on August 17, 2011, 06:28:56 PM
The story is good if you enjoy the approach. It can be frustrating to watch the main character's choices when things seem so easy to fix from your perspective, which is what helps create drama. Like most Altus games I enjoy the characters and their interactions most. Story's a high C or low B in quality (I'm not done with the game so it might get better or worse at the end) so if you want something exceptional, give this a pass. I'm renting it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on August 23, 2011, 10:45:29 AM
DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION.

Better than the original yeahhhhhh
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Post by: Darksaw on August 23, 2011, 11:22:20 AM
Maaan. It's still another three days till Deus Ex over here.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on August 23, 2011, 11:54:03 PM
Ok so Deus Ex: Human Revolution, first impressions:

Aesthetic: Gold and Black is a major theme. Altogether, it's a beautiful, stylish game. Although it isn't quite as pretty as say, Crysis 2, it's still got a good look.

Gameplay: Smooth as butter, viciously smart AI who are quick to flank, seek cover, chuck grenades, and will *kill your ass dead*. Jensen is *not* a bulletsponge, and dies in a few hits.

at least I think he does even on the other difficulties, as I am playing on the hardest one. also with the 'no kills, no alarms set off' stipulations, which renders this game HARD AS BALLS.

The level of detail in this is amazing. Most of the stuff you could easily just walk right by, but there's hundreds of pages worth of flavor text and other goodies waiting to be read by patient/explorative players. It's a gold-mine, and I really wish other companies would do this.

HEY BIOWARE I MEAN YOU OK, HAVE YOUR MASS EFFECT TEAM SIT DOWN AND PLAY THIS KTHNX

Having just finished the first boss fight. . .I don't see why people are complaining about them. I have a purely nonlethal character, and I was able to take him down without any real issue. . .

All in all, excellent game, buy immediately.
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Post by: Flawless P on August 24, 2011, 06:37:26 PM
I'm thinking about getting Prototype.

Thoughts?
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Post by: Salkovich on August 24, 2011, 07:09:22 PM
I'm thinking about getting Prototype.

Thoughts?

http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/06/19


Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on August 24, 2011, 07:10:45 PM
I'm thinking about getting Prototype.

Thoughts?

It's really fun, it just gets repetitive as a lot of the content is repeating missions (a la Assassin's Creed 1). The story is very Delta Green, so if you like the genre of Black Operations and crazy government conspiracies then you'll probably enjoy it.

Also helicopter blades gib pedestrians.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on August 24, 2011, 07:17:24 PM
Also you can kill and devour Adam Scott Glancy to make him part of you. So, there's that. I really enjoy Prototype, regardless of its faults. It's got that fun replay value of making up your own stories while wandering around New York. Personally I liked to see if I could get civilians to skip when I throw then across the pavement. Results where inconclusive.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: BobThePaladin on August 24, 2011, 09:05:37 PM
Ok so Deus Ex: Human Revolution, first impressions:

Gameplay: Smooth as butter, viciously smart AI who are quick to flank, seek cover, chuck grenades, and will *kill your ass dead*. Jensen is *not* a bulletsponge, and dies in a few hits.

Yeah, learned that the hard way several times:

*BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM* *Thud*

Ooh yeah, Dermal Armor for sure.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on August 25, 2011, 12:17:29 AM
One other thing about Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PLAYTESTERS:

"Dear Playtesters. FUCK YOU. There isn't enough ammo on harder difficulties. This is because of YOUR poor feedback. Yours truly, Moondog."
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: SageNytell on August 29, 2011, 07:47:28 PM
Alien Swarm is free on Steam, and I just upgraded my computer to something that can play it semi-smoothly. (along with other games I've been waiting, sometimes 10 years, to play on PC). Anybody up for playing a few missions? I'm going to get on in about half an hour to play. Steam name's still SageNytell. C'mon, let's get out of this chickenshit outfit.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on August 29, 2011, 08:03:45 PM
Alien Swarm is free on Steam, and I just upgraded my computer to something that can play it semi-smoothly. (along with other games I've been waiting, sometimes 10 years, to play on PC). Anybody up for playing a few missions? I'm going to get on in about half an hour to play. Steam name's still SageNytell. C'mon, let's get out of this chickenshit outfit.

I might be down, message me when you get on.  Sent a friend request.
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Post by: SageNytell on August 29, 2011, 08:24:33 PM
Oh hai, we have a Steam group. Interesting.
Bleh, I was a console gamer waaaay too long.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on August 30, 2011, 05:32:54 PM
welp, beat DE:HR on Give Me Deus Ex difficulty without being spotted once or killing anyone. Now I'mma go through it on the easiest difficult and murder everyone for sweet, sweet catharsis.

also hey, 7 days 'til Dead Island and Disgaea 4, sweet.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on August 31, 2011, 08:24:36 AM
I played a bit of Red Orchestra 2 beta earlier with Dom, it's pretty good. Also Deus Ex and Space Marine demo.
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Post by: Mckma on August 31, 2011, 02:49:23 PM
FarCry was on sale, so I bought it.  Feels like the game is just camping, but the AI is too stupid to actually move and just sits on the other side of where you're camping...

I know you could argue that's good AI, but given all the other stupid things they do, I'm just going to chalk it up to stupidity...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on September 01, 2011, 12:07:43 AM
I played a bit of Red Orchestra 2 beta earlier with Dom, it's pretty good. Also Deus Ex and Space Marine demo.

RO2 is pretty brutal, but I am enjoying it quite a bit. I realised that I'm much better with the assault role than the rifleman role. I generally clear out apartments to a great effect with automatic fire, since getting hit by a bullet in this game can easily mean death.

welp, beat DE:HR on Give Me Deus Ex difficulty without being spotted once or killing anyone. Now I'mma go through it on the easiest difficult and murder everyone for sweet, sweet catharsis.

I loved Deus Ex Human Revolution, except maybe for the forced Boss fights. Still, I'd probably rank it as my GOTY for now.

After so much sneaking around, I got my catharsis from playing the WH40k Space Marine demo. Slashing through orks with the chainsword for health is pretty satisfying.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on September 01, 2011, 11:22:22 PM
For reasons unknown I'm playing Tales of Vesperia. So far, it is indeed a JRPG.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on September 02, 2011, 12:41:13 PM
For reasons unknown I'm playing Tales of Vesperia. So far, it is indeed a JRPG.

Tales of Vesperia is *great* and one of the best Tales games, period. Probably one of the best JRPGs on the XBox 360, too.

Repede is also awesome. And broken. Awesomely broken.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on September 07, 2011, 01:29:34 AM
So how is Dead Island?  I noticed a number of folks playing it.  As classy as it seemed from the first trailers?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on September 07, 2011, 01:59:17 AM
Dead Island is pretty darn good. Like a more serious (despite the electrified machete, it's a deadly serious game) Borderlands+zombies, mechanics wise and style wise.

Purna seems a bit OP for Co-Op, though.

also, Disgaea 4 is as deliciously ridiculous as its predecessors and I love it for that. Although there's enough subtext between Valvatorez and Fenrich (the vampire main character and his werewolf manservant) to fill a thousand thousand fanfics.

I 'unno if that's a bad thing or not, it's certainly amusing.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on September 07, 2011, 02:26:51 AM
Dead Island is pretty darn good. Like a more serious (despite the electrified machete, it's a deadly serious game) Borderlands+zombies, mechanics wise and style wise.

Purna seems a bit OP for Co-Op, though.

also, Disgaea 4 is as deliciously ridiculous as its predecessors and I love it for that. Although there's enough subtext between Valvatorez and Fenrich (the vampire main character and his werewolf manservant) to fill a thousand thousand fanfics.

I 'unno if that's a bad thing or not, it's certainly amusing.

I loved the ridiculousness of Disgaea (I have the first one on DS), I just wish grinding was so required so early.  It's so charming and absurdly fun, I just didn't enjoy the fact that I felt I had to grind practically right out of the gate.  I'll have to go back and give it another shot after I finish Chrono Trigger though...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 07, 2011, 03:32:51 AM
So how is Dead Island?  I noticed a number of folks playing it.  As classy as it seemed from the first trailers?

it's a bit buggy on the PC but the core gameplay of smashing zombies with boat paddles is extremely fun.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on September 08, 2011, 12:19:05 AM
After some more playtime, I have a few quibble with Dead Island. The controls feel very sluggish and slow, and at least on the 360, you can't map things to something more reasonable (I'd like to move crouch elsewhere, and kick to where it would be if I were playing L4D2).

'Side from that, it's pretty decent.

also Disgaea 4 still owns.

also also I play Marvel vs Capcom 3 too much, I just tried to X-Factor cancel during a game of Super Smash Bros. Brawl and described 'L (or crouching L) M (or crouching M M) crouch-H S up L L M M S down-down S forward down forward forward MH forward down forward forward S forward down forward forward S. " as 'pretty easy to do."

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 08, 2011, 01:26:11 AM
the controls on the PC version of dead island are fine to me.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on September 08, 2011, 02:01:48 AM
the controls on the PC version of dead island are fine to me.

I've heard the same thing from other heathens PC gamers. Seems to be a console-specific issue.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 08, 2011, 01:43:04 PM
pc gaming supremacy  8)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on September 08, 2011, 01:44:45 PM
pc gaming supremacy  8)

I probably wouldn't do so much PC gaming if it weren't for Steam, to be perfectly honest...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 08, 2011, 01:55:24 PM
pc gaming supremacy  8)

I probably wouldn't do so much PC gaming if it weren't for Steam, to be perfectly honest...

steam supremacy  8)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on September 08, 2011, 05:07:40 PM
pc gaming supremacy  8)

(http://i53.tinypic.com/2l9rvn.jpg)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 08, 2011, 05:55:22 PM
pc gaming supremacy  8)

(http://i53.tinypic.com/2l9rvn.jpg)

 8)
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Post by: Mckma on September 08, 2011, 06:27:06 PM
Oh Ross, you and your  8)

On a random note, wasn't there at one point an official/unofficial rule about something like having to average 25 words a post or something?  No idea why I thought about it, but I think it was in response to/at the time of the the Order66 "incident"...
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Post by: clockworkjoe on September 11, 2011, 01:15:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoLadZotBuE
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: crash2455 on September 11, 2011, 02:51:15 PM
This is the best mod (well, it at least ties with the DeLorean mod for Crysis).
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Z on September 11, 2011, 07:59:02 PM
i hit a zombie in the face with a flanged mace so hard i broke its jaw

it was horrifying

dead island owns

EDIT: seriously they made a special animation for a zombie with a broken jaw
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on September 12, 2011, 12:46:34 PM
I've been playing Fallout New Vegas pretty much every spare moment. Gotta say it's better than people made it sound.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: beej on September 13, 2011, 09:59:04 PM
Sid Mier's Pirates.  Lots and lots of Sid Mier's Pirates.   
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on September 13, 2011, 10:28:28 PM
AW HELL YEAH
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXV4eR8LBnY

Been having lot's of fun with it since the beta. It's a very lovely game.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on September 14, 2011, 01:46:48 PM
Sid Mier's Pirates.  Lots and lots of Sid Mier's Pirates.

sid mier and pirates! now that sounds like a game!

I been playing SWTOR Beta..... AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! only got to play about 3 weeks so far, but fun as hell. Cant say much more then that sadly.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Snake-Eyes on September 14, 2011, 02:48:55 PM
Sid Mier's Pirates is a great game. I still have my old NES copy.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on September 16, 2011, 12:03:51 AM
It is indeed a great game. Got my Genesis copy of Pirates! Gold still.

Just finished extending my win streak to 12 ranked battle wins in a row on MvC3. 5th Lord rank, baby. I am now the 2704'th best player of Marvel vs Capcom 3 (on the 360) out of oh, 55K or so.

8D
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on September 16, 2011, 11:13:47 AM
I've played Pirates for the pc.... It was pretty fun looting the hell out of other ships.

I cannot play ranked matches any more they make me sad and make me want to go to peoples houses in real life and beat them mercilessly with a tire iron for cheesing me to death.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on September 16, 2011, 11:49:20 AM
I've played Pirates for the pc.... It was pretty fun looting the hell out of other ships.

I cannot play ranked matches any more they make me sad and make me want to go to peoples houses in real life and beat them mercilessly with a tire iron for cheesing me to death.

Got tired of seeing Sentinel and Dark Phoenix, huh? I know how 'dat is.

Luckily I can effortlessly destroy most DP teams and leave Phoenix with just a smidgeon of health and then evade the rest of the round and win via time-out (that pisses people off) or bait them into doing a hyper *and then* obliterating her. Fun times.

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on September 18, 2011, 08:57:18 PM
I've played Pirates for the pc.... It was pretty fun looting the hell out of other ships.

I cannot play ranked matches any more they make me sad and make me want to go to peoples houses in real life and beat them mercilessly with a tire iron for cheesing me to death.

Got tired of seeing Sentinel and Dark Phoenix, huh? I know how 'dat is.

Luckily I can effortlessly destroy most DP teams and leave Phoenix with just a smidgeon of health and then evade the rest of the round and win via time-out (that pisses people off) or bait them into doing a hyper *and then* obliterating her. Fun times.

Just got Magicka complete on sale for 7 bucks on steam. Total Impulse buy.

flawless_p on there.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on September 19, 2011, 02:22:29 AM
Awesome.  I've had Magicka, but haven't really played much as I've had no one to play with.  Super amusing game though...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on September 29, 2011, 10:33:24 PM
Watchin' the 24 Hour Livestream of Dark Souls on IGN.

Good god, the Gaping Dragon boss is utterly horrifying.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on September 30, 2011, 02:00:15 AM
Just started playing Dead Island. A little overwhelming, there's a ton to look at. Awesome though.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on September 30, 2011, 02:46:17 AM
The Battlefield 3 open beta is one map of excitement. :/
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on October 01, 2011, 02:43:54 AM
I'm playing Fallout: New Vegas and the Battlefield 3 beta. Both are great.

I'd recommend the BF3 beta to anyone who enjoys MP FPS games, it's not too big a download as there's only one map.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on October 01, 2011, 07:11:43 PM
So, Dark Souls comes out on Tuesday for the 360 and PS3.

Already got my copy (PS3) pre-ordered. Anyone else gonna join me in glorious "PREPARE TO DIE" gaming?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on October 01, 2011, 07:17:31 PM
join me in glorious "PREPARE TO DIE" gaming?

Especially if those Black Phantoms are still on the servers...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on October 01, 2011, 08:53:55 PM
join me in glorious "PREPARE TO DIE" gaming?

Especially if those Black Phantoms are still on the servers...

They shall all fall before my expert riposte.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Salkovich on October 02, 2011, 06:01:55 PM
Started playing Bastion this weekend. It is very, very good.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on October 02, 2011, 09:17:02 PM
Bastion is pretty sweet. Mostly due to the narrator.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Salkovich on October 02, 2011, 09:45:55 PM
Bastion is pretty sweet. Mostly due to the narrator.

Also the soundtrack.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on October 03, 2011, 11:39:56 AM
Got "El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron" in the mail recently. Surprisingly enthralling, as strange as it is. Anime fans will definitally find it easier to digest story wise since it's story is being told in a rather sideways manner.

Cool visuals with a very simple design (note 'simple', not 'poor'). Each stage of the game is similar but visually distinct. I've only been playing about an hour and a half but I'm pretty hooked. Not for everyone, worth a look.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on October 06, 2011, 02:34:13 AM
Dark Soooouuuuullllsss.

s'not so hard.

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on October 06, 2011, 02:39:16 AM
Dark Soooouuuuullllsss.

s'not so hard.

Some friends were playing at my place last night.  They seemed to share this sentiment...

Which is most unfortunate...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on October 10, 2011, 05:37:36 PM
So what is good from THQ to look into picking up this week?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on October 10, 2011, 06:44:09 PM
Metro 2033 was pretty fun, I'd recommend it but it also needs a good PC to take advantage of the sweet sweet graphics.

The STALKER games are great, once they are patched and modded. I especially recommend Shadows of Chernobyl, with Call of Pripyat a close second.

I enjoyed the Warhammer 40k Dawn of War games, the first one and it's expansion is a great RTS, the second one is a tactical top-down squad manager though in my opinion not as good as DoW 1.

Titan Quest is good if you like Diablo I and II, and Company of Heroes is a pretty fun RTS as well.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: BenignSpy on October 12, 2011, 03:03:58 AM
I'll second Metro and Stalker.

Right now I'm going through Just Cause 2.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on October 12, 2011, 03:50:04 AM
I have finally clawed my way away from Dark Souls. This game is pure evil.

also just killed a dragon god, take that game.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on October 12, 2011, 10:59:23 AM
Playing Driver San Fransisco, and Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue

Driver SF is pretty good, went in expecting kind of a GTA game, but its more like Burnout Paradise (kind of a mix between them).
+ Decent driving mechanics (more fun than GTA 4, not as fun as Burnout Paradise)
+ Good concept and execution
- races and chases suffer from industrial strength AI rubber band
- interface could have used some work, especially in the Garage
- maybe could use more things to collect and extra stuff to do

Just started Deathspank: ToV yesterday when Driver crashed, so only a little ways in, but so far just as good and funny as the first Deathspank, except I think maybe its taking too long to level up.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Snake-Eyes on October 12, 2011, 11:53:12 AM
I just got Dead Island and X-men: Destiny for Gamefly.

X-men plays like the Marvel Alliance games, seems limited on what you can do so far. Pick one of three unknown mutants, give your character one of three powers and go smite people.

Dead Island has been fun so far. Breaking paddles on zombie faces.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on October 12, 2011, 01:25:50 PM
Welp, beat Dark Souls.

Fuck you From Software, fuck you Namco-Bandai. I win. I BEAT YOUR SADISTIC GAME.

>:[
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on October 12, 2011, 02:09:51 PM
Got tired of Dead Island. It's really made as a co-op like Left 4 Dead and I have no friends. I found myself resenting the other survivors in the cut scenes since they hadn't done any work.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on October 12, 2011, 02:30:46 PM
Welp, beat Dark Souls.

Fuck you From Software, fuck you Namco-Bandai. I win. I BEAT YOUR SADISTIC GAME.

>:[

Earlier....

Dark Soooouuuuullllsss.

s'not so hard.

Well, at least it was a challenge.  ;)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on October 12, 2011, 08:36:05 PM
Welp, beat Dark Souls.

Fuck you From Software, fuck you Namco-Bandai. I win. I BEAT YOUR SADISTIC GAME.

>:[

Earlier....

Dark Soooouuuuullllsss.

s'not so hard.

Well, at least it was a challenge.  ;)

Yes indeed. It *wasn't* so hard, 'til I got a bit further into it.

Dark Souls likes to do the following: Have an introductory area that is a pain in the ass but not horrible. If that is cleared, it moves on to controller destroyingly obnoxious areas.

FOR EXAMPLE.

New Londo is a ruined city mostly underwater, populated entirely by ghosts. Ghosts, due to being cursed beings, are invincible unless you yourself are cursed, or you use the item 'Transient Curse'. Being cursed is bad. If you die while cursed, you lose 50% of your max HP that does not come back until you get the curse lifted, which you cannot do in that area. If you die again while cursed, you lose another 50% of your max HP. This can go on until you have 1 hit point.

Transient Curses do not run that risk, but they're rare and expensive to get. 

If you are not cursed, you cannot block their attacks. being ghosts, they can clip through and attack through walls with impunity. Your attacks cannot harm them if they decide to camp in walls.

If you are cursed, you can block, but part of their damage is magical, so you'll always take a  bit of chip damage regardless.

But all in all, because they have no HP to speak of, they go down very easily, and that section isn't *too* bad. You're just on a time-limit and have to watch out for sneak attacks through walls, ceilings, and floors.

So you get through that section, dealing with ghosts, some of which ambush you eight at a time. You drain the water from the sunken city.  Now you have to deal with Darkwraiths, which are essentially knights with an unblockable grab attack that deals a ton of damage, wield greatswords with ease, and, oh, get this. They never stagger when hit. So you can be mid-stab, and they'll either grab or sword you away. These guys have a good 800 or so HP, and they like to come at you in groups of 2 to 4.

and the boss fight for that section? THE BOSS FIGHT?

4 seperate bosses at once. With unblockable homing magic attacks.

The only way to win that fight is to literally out-damage and outlast the bosses, so that there's only one alive at a time. It's ridiculous.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on October 13, 2011, 11:54:48 PM
Gah. So I was sooo close to reactivating my EVE Online account today. Sosososo close.

That game is fun!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Wooberman on October 14, 2011, 02:27:00 AM
Binding of Issac, a twisted rogue-like rpg shooter I've not beaten it and yet with every defeat i thirst for more.
Worth the pennies imho
Title: Anyone tried out dark souls yet
Post by: Omanyte_Jackson on October 15, 2011, 08:09:37 PM
...

Damn...

Just... damn...

I've never felt so much anger and joy from a single game. I'm only about 5 hours in but this game is really awesome. The best way to describe it is to take an oldschool Nintendo game like Castlevania or Megaman and mix it with Oblivion. But I'm not really good with words, so... CTRL+C

Quote
Demon's Souls is pure game, a complete and darkly fascinating vision that makes no concessions to the modern conception of how games should be. Instead, it was an exploration of how games could be; how bleak, how twisted, how focused and – most famously – how challenging. Most developers take pains to protect you from failure. FROM Software turns it into an artform.
 -Keza MacDonald, IGN

Basically the game is tough and it's not for everyone but it's definitely worth a shot. if your still curios, I recommend checking out the Escapist review(http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/reviews/9171-Dark-Souls-Review (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/reviews/9171-Dark-Souls-Review)) or the Giant Bomb quick look(http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-dark-souls/17-4966/ (http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-dark-souls/17-4966/)) which these guys play the first hour of the game and they get a couple of surprises too.

Has anyone here played it yet?
Title: Re: Anyone tried out dark souls yet
Post by: Mckma on October 15, 2011, 08:32:00 PM
There were a couple mentions on it in the Vidja Game thread.  I haven't personally played it, but my computer is next to the PS3 in our living room, so I've been sitting next to it being played for several hours.  Not that that says much, but whatever.  Out of curiosity did you ever play Demon Souls?
Title: Re: Anyone tried out dark souls yet
Post by: Omanyte_Jackson on October 17, 2011, 07:51:38 AM
I never got a chance to play demon's souls, but a friend of mine highly recommended it to me. from what I've heard there pretty much the same game.
Title: Re: Anyone tried out dark souls yet
Post by: Setherick on October 17, 2011, 10:36:41 AM
Has anyone here played it yet?

I merged this with the other vidya game thread.
Title: Re: Anyone tried out dark souls yet
Post by: Mckma on October 17, 2011, 11:39:57 AM
Has anyone here played it yet?

I merged this with the other vidya game thread.

I was so confused by this for a minute.  Oh, and Jackson, Dark Souls is the made by the same folks and is not a direct sequel, but definitely a spiritual successor...
Title: Re: Anyone tried out dark souls yet
Post by: Moondog on October 17, 2011, 01:04:02 PM
...

Damn...

Just... damn...

I've never felt so much anger and joy from a single game. I'm only about 5 hours in but this game is really awesome. The best way to describe it is to take an oldschool Nintendo game like Castlevania or Megaman and mix it with Oblivion. But I'm not really good with words, so... CTRL+C

Quote
Demon's Souls is pure game, a complete and darkly fascinating vision that makes no concessions to the modern conception of how games should be. Instead, it was an exploration of how games could be; how bleak, how twisted, how focused and – most famously – how challenging. Most developers take pains to protect you from failure. FROM Software turns it into an artform.
 -Keza MacDonald, IGN

Basically the game is tough and it's not for everyone but it's definitely worth a shot. if your still curios, I recommend checking out the Escapist review(http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/reviews/9171-Dark-Souls-Review (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/reviews/9171-Dark-Souls-Review)) or the Giant Bomb quick look(http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-dark-souls/17-4966/ (http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-dark-souls/17-4966/)) which these guys play the first hour of the game and they get a couple of surprises too.

Has anyone here played it yet?

Yup. Played it. Just finished NG+. So beat it twice.

I'd give it about a 7. Yes it's atmospheric and oozing with blah blah blah, but the gameplay is broken on some fundamental levels; the hit detection is awful, hitboxes are so disjointed you can end up dying by being struck with empty air, characters tend to get hung up on tiny pieces of the floor, you slide down hills to your death seemingly at random, the controls can be very awkward, but most importantly?

MOST IMPORTANTLY

A lot of the 'difficulty' in the game comes from out-right bullshit. And always in the later sections of a level. For example:

After the Catacombs (which is full of skeletons that don't drop souls, which makes them completely unrewarding to fight, also they're immortal unless you somehow know to be carrying a Divine Weapon with you() which isn't that bad of a section, you come to the Tomb of Giants. This is a completely unlit series of ledges and corridors full of hills.

Now, I've previously mentioned that sometimes your character will just slide off a hill and die. Did I mention this section is unlit?

So say you don't succumb to bad physics. Unless you're straining your eyes to see and walking with a shield up, you'll be jump-attack ambushed by a giant skeleton, which will probably knock off half to 3/4 of your health, depending on your equipment and stats.

That's not the big issue though. Every attack the big skeletons have? Even when blocked, they do knockback. Now, remember when I said this takes place on an unlit bunch of ledges? Even if you're blocking, there's a good chance you'll die just because of the knock-back.

*every* enemy in that section of the game focuses on knock-back. You can't afford to roll out of the way because you can't see the ledges. This is what I mean by 'bullshit'.

also some of the boss fights. A reasonably challenging boss is fought. . .IN A FIELD OF LAVA. Now if you don't have the ring the boss drops, lava deals about 15% of your health per second.

So the arena is actually more dangerous than the boss. And guess what? Our old buddy cheap knock-back attacks is right back! You're more likely to die from being knocked into lava than from the boss.

There's also a boss fight that is two bosses at once, and when you kill one boss, the other one goes super-saiyan, restores all its health, and tries to kill you.

And then there's the boss fight that is 4 at once. If your character isn't built to pump out shit-loads of damage and doesn't have a very high poise (hit stun resistance, basically), you *can't* win, because the only way to get through the fight is to kill one before the next spawns, otherwise you'll just end up nailed by unblockable player-seeking magic.

There's a lotta bullshit in Dark Souls, stuff that was not present in Demon's Souls, which I really do consider to be a superior game.

Other downsides: the frame-rate chugs like a frat house at keg night in certain sections (Blight Town, any time there's a ladder), the ending is the worst thing I've ever seen, compared to the bullshit you had to get through to get there).

On the plus notes: The sections that don't rely on bullshit are excellent, enemy design is incredible, stages are laid out well and very pretty, the lore is amazing, and I'd like to see more of it in-game. Also, the music is great. Even if Sakuraba is a hack.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on October 17, 2011, 02:00:36 PM
you all do realize that dark souls and demon souls are just watered down roguelikes? If you want a real challenge play Dungeon Crawl http://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/downloads

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on October 17, 2011, 03:31:58 PM
you all do realize that dark souls and demon souls are just watered down roguelikes? If you want a real challenge play Dungeon Crawl http://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/downloads

Dungeon Crawl is most fun.  Although I never was dedicated/good enough to really get very far/really figure it out.  It's on my list of games to give another try though...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on October 17, 2011, 07:20:15 PM
you all do realize that dark souls and demon souls are just watered down roguelikes? If you want a real challenge play Dungeon Crawl http://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/downloads

u trollan

Also I beat nethack. What now.

also also Demon's Souls and Dark Souls are just Kings Field.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Setherick on October 17, 2011, 09:12:04 PM
you all do realize that dark souls and demon souls are just watered down roguelikes? If you want a real challenge play Dungeon Crawl http://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/downloads

u trollan

Also I beat nethack. What now.

also also Demon's Souls and Dark Souls are just Kings Field.

Have you beat the DoomRL?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on October 18, 2011, 01:31:43 AM
Nope.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: malyss on October 21, 2011, 02:08:24 PM
Rocksmith. Real guitar plus xbox... I'm a fan.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on October 21, 2011, 08:45:32 PM
Imagine if a videogame developer decided to take Left 4 Dead 2's gameplay, and merge it with HEAT and the bank-robbing scene in "The Dark Knight". That's Payday : The Heist in a nutshell.

And it's amazing.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on October 22, 2011, 01:21:15 PM
Batman: Arkham City.

For me it's a third-person puzzle game. Sometimes you have to punch dudes in between the puzzles.

Also you get to punch a shark.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on October 22, 2011, 03:20:03 PM
You can't just use shark repellant?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on October 22, 2011, 03:41:32 PM
White Knight Chronicles 2. It hasn't broken my heart like the first one did yet but its come close. How do you make giant magic armored knights feel dull?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: crash2455 on October 22, 2011, 11:01:51 PM
Fallout: New Vegas.  Decided to play on Hardcore mode.  Also I decided I loved the writing when I got to Nikki and Vance Casino and talked to the robot about the famous "Death Car."  What I don't love so much is the stuttering and the bugs upon bugs.  I'm willing to put up with them, though, because everything else has been pretty good so far.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on October 22, 2011, 11:51:20 PM
Fallout: New Vegas.  Decided to play on Hardcore mode.  Also I decided I loved the writing when I got to Nikki and Vance Casino and talked to the robot about the famous "Death Car."  What I don't love so much is the stuttering and the bugs upon bugs.  I'm willing to put up with them, though, because everything else has been pretty good so far.

I did a pure Hardcore mode run-through of my first playthrough of New Vegas. When I experienced the 'black hole' bug in the Locked Subway Tunnel near the Boomer compound, I about died laughing.

Basically before the major patch (this is on the 360 for those interested), when you tried to climb the stairs in the tunnel, you fell through the planet for a minute until you end up teleporting to the other end of the tunnel. it was so great.

also unrelated: I recently re-re-re-re-picked up Broderbund's old classic 'The Ancient Art Of War At Sea', which is an amazing naval warfare simulator focusing on the Age of Sailing Ships (so no battleships, cruisers, aircraft carriers, and submarines, for example). It features such classic naval figures as Horatio Nelson, John Paul Jones (father of the American Navy), Thor Foote, Blackbeard, and so forth. It's not the prettiest game, but it's definitely something which you need to pay attention to tactics and otherwise really plan things out.

I quite enjoy it. I also have the manual for it, which is probably over a hundred pages long, due to flavor text and art and other goodies. Quality work.

I kind of miss Sid Meier's 'Pirates!' which was also great.  It makes me want to run a 3.X (or even 2.0!) (A)D&D game focused around naval warfare and sailing.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on October 27, 2011, 07:19:37 PM
All kinds of games on sale on Steam this weekend.  Grabbed S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Collection...

Any thoughts on F.E.A.R. (namely the first two)?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Rawtooth on October 27, 2011, 07:36:09 PM
First F.E.A.R and first expansion are good enjoyable horror-shooters.  The rest are crap.

I am enjoying Battlefield 3 and rocketing fully-loaded 'copters.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on October 27, 2011, 08:33:59 PM
Fear Entirely Absent; Return (to place of purchase).

Well, actually, I'd say the first is a competent if very bland action shooter with some occasional horror-moviesque jumpscares thrown in here and there.

2 is a better action shooter, crappier horror game. Haven't played the 3rd.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on October 27, 2011, 08:47:10 PM
Any thoughts on F.E.A.R. (namely the first two)?

First F.E.A.R and first expansion are good enjoyable horror-shooters.  The rest are crap.
While I wouldn't say that the rest are crap, Rawtooth is right in that they're not as good as the first F.E.A.R. It was creepy at times, and the shooting felt pretty good.

All kinds of games on sale on Steam this weekend.  Grabbed S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Collection...

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is awesome, I love the atmosphere and the gameplay. Just make sure to play it with mods, sinc ethey make the game 100 times better. I suggest checking out the Complete mod (http://www.moddb.com/mods/stalker-complete-2009) since it doesn't change the base game dramatically, but instead adds lots of fixes, small gameplay improvements and improved graphics.

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on October 27, 2011, 09:46:26 PM
My friends have been swept up in some kind of Dungeon Defenders madness.... I am downloading the demo now...

Anyone out there familiar with this beast?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on October 28, 2011, 03:53:40 AM
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is awesome, I love the atmosphere and the gameplay. Just make sure to play it with mods, sinc ethey make the game 100 times better. I suggest checking out the Complete mod (http://www.moddb.com/mods/stalker-complete-2009) since it doesn't change the base game dramatically, but instead adds lots of fixes, small gameplay improvements and improved graphics.

Checking this out, since I noticed it seemed really difficult to stealth right off the bat (which seemed to be one of the "improvements" the mod makes)...

Thanks...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Snake-Eyes on October 28, 2011, 09:33:03 AM
I've been playing the remake of Guardian Hero's on XBLA. Good times, many fond memories of my Sega Saturn. It's still a fun game, graphics did get a small boost, some of the effects like how a spell looks when fired have been upgraded, and some of the text have been changed.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on October 28, 2011, 12:56:23 PM
Killing Floor Halloween event: http://www.killingfloorthegame.com/halloween/

I MUST HAVE THAT CHICKEN SUIT
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on October 28, 2011, 01:57:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeYo7idrYlo
Left 4 Dead, with realistic weapon modelling, eight player co-op and actually getting zombified from being bitten?

Yes please.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on October 28, 2011, 05:09:43 PM
lol one of the player models looks like Adam Scott Glancy
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on October 28, 2011, 06:56:47 PM
lol one of the player models looks like Adam Scott Glancy

The one who gets zombified no less.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Z on October 28, 2011, 08:35:40 PM
i bought killing floor

why?

because i's a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitch
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on October 28, 2011, 09:58:28 PM
i bought killing floor

why?

because i's a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitch

no its because ur a hero
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Z on October 28, 2011, 11:38:13 PM
what the fuck is this game even

i started a match as a member of the Brigade of Guards and i got puked on by a clown



game of the year
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on October 29, 2011, 12:21:46 AM
what the fuck is this game even

i started a match as a member of the Brigade of Guards and i got puked on by a clown



game of the year

I GOTTA GET THAT CHICKEN SUIT

keep fucking wiping on wave 10 of bedlam

fucking pub groups
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Z on October 29, 2011, 12:37:42 PM
killing floor kind of owns. my strategy of being a chav with a handcannon is less than effective though
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on October 29, 2011, 06:45:25 PM
Decided to get down on some Morrowind today.
It's pretty much exactly how I remember it. Haven't decided which mods I'm going to tack on though.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on October 29, 2011, 06:46:49 PM
killing floor kind of owns. my strategy of being a chav with a handcannon is less than effective though

sharpshooters are the easiest perk to start with. Check out lever action rifles as well as the handcannon. If you have good aim, you should be able to level up fairly fast.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on November 11, 2011, 11:41:43 AM
Skyriiiiiiiim hnnggghhhhhh
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 11, 2011, 12:54:28 PM
lol i shouldn't buy it but like half of my steam friend list is playing Skyrim so it's tempting me pretty badly.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on November 11, 2011, 02:06:59 PM
In response to the massive hype over Skyrim, I have been playing KotoR as of late.  Well, I guess not in response, but still, that's what I've been up to...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 11, 2011, 02:35:24 PM
Figuring out new stuff in Minecraft 1.8. I fucking hate Endermen dismantling my shit.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on November 11, 2011, 02:36:33 PM
In response to the massive hype over Skyrim, I have been playing KotoR as of late.  Well, I guess not in response, but still, that's what I've been up to...

No way? I swear I reinstalled KoToR about a week ago, great memories, especially because I now know the D20 system. (The first time I played the game I had never played DnD before.)

Also, I have joined the cult that is League of Legends, s'not bad. I will never take it as ridiculously seriously as some of the ass holes out there ranting about specs and purchase order. Still though I have fun with my buddies on Skype.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 11, 2011, 03:28:23 PM
welp the kickstarter is over $2,000 so fuck it imma buy Skyrim

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on November 11, 2011, 03:44:58 PM
As of right now 7 of the 11 people in game on the steam group are playing Skyrim
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: SageNytell on November 11, 2011, 03:47:06 PM
Playing Warcraft 3, after I realized that the old CD keys I had from the battle chest are good for a free download from Blizzard, scratched disk or not.  I'm playing the old Human campaign again for some stylistic insights into a simple faux-medieval town setup - say what you want about their tropes of betrayal and redemption, Blizzard makes some good choices in the art department.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on November 11, 2011, 09:05:02 PM
They took Hand-To-Hand out of Skyrim. 

>:[
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on November 11, 2011, 10:06:36 PM
welp the kickstarter is over $2,000 so fuck it imma buy Skyrim

And the verdict is?  Well in general from people with Skyrim?

Watched Day[9] streaming the game for a couple hours...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on November 11, 2011, 10:53:04 PM
MY VERDICT (after my 9 or so hours of playing nonstop) is this:

Graphically, it's beautiful, with weather effects and other small touches (when it rains, each drop makes little ripple pools in water, which is just beautiful, then there's the mist effects, oh man), the score is suitably epic and fantasy-y, which rises in dramatic swells when dragons swoop overhead and what not.

I've not spent much time fiddling with NPCs (too busy stabbing things) and so haven't noticed anything about the Radiant AI, although I will say that the dragon AI is hilariously mean. Sometimes a dragon will ignore you and go right ahead and swoop towards a nearby deer or man or giant and fling them a hundred feet into the air.

Combat feels a bit tighter now, and the various melee 'finishers' that trigger randomly are satisfying (although absent for unarmed attacks MUCH TO MY ANNOYANCE FOREVER ARFGHHFKLSE), and the new spells (fire/lightning/cold stream) are neat. Clairvoyance is actually really useful now.

The mechanics of how your character works are a bit different; attributes are gone. No more Strength or Agility or Speed or Luck. Who you are and how able you are is purely dependent on your skills and gear, and I HATE IT. This means no more tweaking things to be able to outrun deer on foot. For me, it feels like a ton of customization has been ripped away, but I can see how simplifying things makes the game easier to play.

The way leveling works has been changed. Rather than choosing a variety of major and minor skills, as happened in Morrowind and Oblivion, ALL your skills now contribute to leveling, which makes level-ups feel very very very rapid. When you level, you get 1 perk point (which can be spent on stuff like 'one handed weapons now deal 20% more damage' or 'Cast Novice Alteration spells at half-magicka cost'), and can add 10 points either to your Hit Points, Stamina, or Magicka bar.

All together, I feel it works well. I don't like it though, but that's mostly just because I enjoy those niggling little aspects of char-gen/creation.

What really impresses me the most though, is the dungeon design. Caves all feel different, as do the dungeons and the buildings, and it's a treat to go through them and see new-ish stuff every time. Some dungeons have traps and puzzles (no really complex puzzles, but it's still a fun diversion), and all  in all, they're vastly improved.

So I'd say 8.75 out of 10. It'd be 9 but they took out all the fun character creation bits I really liked messing with. Also spell creation. >:[
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 12, 2011, 01:47:07 AM
I never cared for morrowind or oblivion to be honest. Well, morrowind at least. I didn't have a computer that could run oblivion until last year and I didn't feel like getting it then.

Anyway, I dig it. I'm playing a dark elf mage/archer type with skullface warpaint that I named Elf Punisher. He's pretty badass and murders all criminals whenever possible.

I dig it - it's fun. I'm just going to focus mostly on the main quest because I don't want to get bogged down with endless side quests.

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 12, 2011, 02:14:42 AM
(http://i.minus.com/irHx86M6eQoQW.gif)
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Post by: Snake-Eyes on November 14, 2011, 01:09:29 PM
Just did a beta weekend for Star Wars Old Republic, I enjoyed very much so getting my bounty hunter on. Also DCU is now free to play, it's a fun mmo so if you need a mmo to play while you wait for something else to come out it works well for that. I also have been playing Gears of War 3 and Sonic Generations. Gears is like the others chainsaw gun people to death. Sonic Generations is fun, a good mixed of old school Sonic and the new style of Sonic games.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on November 14, 2011, 02:10:21 PM
Yeah same here, Skyrim. So much Skyrim.
My main quest has been to figure out where I want to live. I was using the Abandoned Shack of the [spoiler]Dark Brotherhood![/spoiler]

But I'm sick of storing everything in that bloody house. I need my own place. I'm playing a cat person.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 14, 2011, 02:52:09 PM
I gave into peer pressure and got Skyrim. I like it alot so far. Definitely more fun to be a mage than it has been in previous games. Just getting started, playing a Brenton as my first PC, like usual. Burning the country side pretty well until I found out that there's giants out there! I thought that thing Ross posted was a hack or something, god damn it!

Only thing that really pisses me off is that I've frozen on the loading screens twice.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on November 14, 2011, 03:32:40 PM
Not playing it yet, but I was just looking at reviews for Skyward Sword, and I can pretty much guess that I'll be playing that all day Sunday...

Or at least decently late that night...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on November 15, 2011, 02:26:58 AM
Just did a beta weekend for Star Wars Old Republic, I enjoyed very much so getting my bounty hunter on. Also DCU is now free to play, it's a fun mmo so if you need a mmo to play while you wait for something else to come out it works well for that. I also have been playing Gears of War 3 and Sonic Generations. Gears is like the others chainsaw gun people to death. Sonic Generations is fun, a good mixed of old school Sonic and the new style of Sonic games.

Highyly recomend playing as the imp agent. The story behind it is amazing!!!!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Snake-Eyes on November 15, 2011, 09:29:56 AM
I didn't check out the agent. I looked at the jedi knight and the sith inquisitor. Mmmmm force lighting npcs during conversations.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on November 15, 2011, 11:07:52 AM
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.


hnnnnggghhhhh Iron Fist and Phoenix Wright
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: BobThePaladin on November 16, 2011, 03:51:52 PM
Too many to count for me now.  I got to try out the Old Republic weekend beta as well.  I miss my Sith Inquisitor so much now...

Anyway, juggling between Skyrim and Saints Row: The Third. 

And Ross, that picture is why I don't mess with Giants...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on November 16, 2011, 05:13:22 PM
In order to be a conforming non-conformist, I have decided to play Oblivion...

Actually it's just on sale so I bought it...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 16, 2011, 07:48:36 PM
Quote
In order to be a conforming non-conformist, I have decided to play Oblivion...

Actually it's just on sale so I bought it...

Going for that ironic game play experience, eh?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on November 16, 2011, 08:49:13 PM
Quote
In order to be a conforming non-conformist, I have decided to play Oblivion...

Actually it's just on sale so I bought it...

Going for that ironic game play experience, eh?

Oh you know it...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on November 18, 2011, 03:34:48 AM
In order to tide me over until Christmas when my sister in-law said I could get it, I've been playing Oblivion as well.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on November 18, 2011, 03:52:24 PM
In order to tide me over until Christmas when my sister in-law said I could get it, I've been playing Oblivion as well.
In order to be a conforming non-conformist, I have decided to play Oblivion...

Actually it's just on sale so I bought it...

For those of you that (like me) are waiting for a price drop on Skyrim, Bethesda released The Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall for free back in 2009.

You can get it here (http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Daggerfall:Files) or get the pre-patched game with a few unofficial add-ons here (http://theelderscrolls.wiwiland.net/?title=Daggerfall_:_DaggerfallSetup_EN).

Also worthy of mention is that Daggerfall has 15,000 cities, villages, towns and dungeons. It is approximately 487,000 square kilometers (compared to Oblivion's Cyrodiil which is 41.4 square kilometers). You can also count up the number of quests (http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Daggerfall:Quests) to see that there's a lot of content in here.

Did I mention it's free? Because it is. And awesome too.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 22, 2011, 06:33:23 PM
how many minecraft players do we have? Thinking about setting up a RPPR minecraft server http://www.akliz.net/minecraft

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on November 22, 2011, 07:18:53 PM
Skyward Sword is quite fun and enjoyable.  Very nice looking and I can't wait to get farther...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 22, 2011, 07:40:23 PM
Quote
how many minecraft players do we have? Thinking about setting up a RPPR minecraft server http://www.akliz.net/minecraft

I play actively. Should we set up some kind of RPPR mega project?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on November 22, 2011, 07:52:51 PM
I play minecraft.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on November 23, 2011, 01:39:44 PM
I too play Minecraft.

Yess. We should be a giant Tom and Ross Mount RPPRushmore
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 23, 2011, 03:01:57 PM
I was thinking of building the Colony from the New World campaign. Or Bordertown.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: ethan_dawe on November 23, 2011, 09:40:39 PM
I have a humorous left 4 dead 2 story. I almost never start a fresh game, preferring to join online games in progress. Of  course this almost always means joining the side that is losing and people have raged out of. This doesn't bother me as I like to play and losing has never bothered me. So, I spawn in on the infected side in No Mercy map 4: The hospital. The enemy team that is in the lead by a lot is already in the elevator on their way to the 28th floor. I'm a charger so I find one of the good spots and manage to charge one of the survivors off the building. So, the guy I charged off types into the chat window

"who cares"

Now, I'm not much of a trash talker, but this seemed to be asking for a response, so I give the obvious one:

"You do"

He proceeds to explain to me that I should look at the scoreboard. I explain that I really don't care about it. He explains that it's the only thing that really matters. So... fair enough, he takes his game (too) seriously. So, it's our turn to be survivors and my team isn't so hot. We get nailed quickly, and this guy and his team keep on and on with the denigrating comments.

Map 5 is up and being the leaders they are up first. Since we are losing and this guy is a jerk, I decide he is going to be my bitch. I get a jockey and since he is running around trash talking, I jockey him off the side. His friends don't get to him in time so they suicide jump and laugh about the score. They are looking forward to just beating on us as we can't possibly win with the scores this way.

Predictable we are getting our butts handed to us while these guys keep coming with the comments. We do hold out for a while, but things go sour. All the time I'm watching the score screen. Near the end, int he last few seconds with just one survivor up, one of their teammates leaves. I quickly hit the switch team button, just as they finish him off ending the game....with me on the winning team! The guy just about shits himself when I pop onto my mic and announce I WIN! So funny!!!!
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Post by: clockworkjoe on November 23, 2011, 09:56:45 PM
64.74.111.41:25581

4 player max because I am cheap and I want to see how popular this will be before I pay too much for hosting.

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 23, 2011, 11:43:48 PM
Do we want an adventure mode server or sandbox mode server?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 24, 2011, 01:03:31 AM
Adventure, of course.

I haven't played multi-player before. This will be delightful.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 24, 2011, 01:41:00 PM
I made a house near the starting point. It's in a field and should be pretty easy to find.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on November 24, 2011, 02:06:00 PM
I made a house near the starting point. It's in a field and should be pretty easy to find.

IT'S A TRAP!!!





Maybe...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 24, 2011, 04:16:47 PM
I landed in the hills somewhere. Couldn't find the house right off the bat so I made my way down to a big frozen lake and dug in an alcove of my own. Found plenty of iron too, got around 40 ore in a chest in the alcove if anyone finds it. I put a stone block extension out onto the lake to mark the spot.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on November 24, 2011, 06:02:22 PM
I've make four cobblestone pillars lit up by torches surrounding the compound that Ross and I constructed. You should be able to find it if you follow the coast keeping the water to your left from the spawn. It's safe except from spiders, so you'll probably be fine if you're inside.

Also the main gate is a redstone circuit, I have a basic knowledge of redstone but it's probably not as efficient as it could be. If anyone can make it better feel free to tear it down and remake it.

Oh and help yourself to the communal meat locker.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 24, 2011, 06:18:34 PM
Once I find it I'll hike my supplies over.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 24, 2011, 06:48:03 PM
yeah we've made a good start for a walled town.  Everyone should try to pool their resources together to make a massive city, both above and below ground.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on November 24, 2011, 07:54:16 PM
Compound is now spiderproof.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 24, 2011, 11:12:32 PM
I added a lookout tower on top of my house. Boyos is building a house in the bay next to the compound.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 24, 2011, 11:35:57 PM
I'll be there to help sooner or later. I ended up walking in a huge circle. Need to make a map.

Addition- Hey did somebody make an RPPR sign? I found some guys on the server who said they saw an RPPR sign.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 25, 2011, 01:08:45 AM
I'll be there to help sooner or later. I ended up walking in a huge circle. Need to make a map.

Addition- Hey did somebody make an RPPR sign? I found some guys on the server who said they saw an RPPR sign.

I made a sign for my house that mentions i'm the cohost of RPPR.

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 25, 2011, 01:22:42 AM
That must be it. I was beginning to think I was on the wrong server. Did you guys set up in the desert or something? I followed the water and I ended up in the swamp surrounded by dozens of cows. I had like 90 leather til I made myself some armor.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 25, 2011, 01:43:26 AM
That must be it. I was beginning to think I was on the wrong server. Did you guys set up in the desert or something? I followed the water and I ended up in the swamp surrounded by dozens of cows. I had like 90 leather til I made myself some armor.

you're on the wrong server because i just checked the server logs and you're not listed there.

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on November 25, 2011, 12:14:14 PM
That's funny cause there is a hug swamp with cows in it. Hopefully tad will find it soon. haha.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on November 25, 2011, 01:21:55 PM
Mmmm Swamp Castle Boyos is looking pimp. gonna expand it later, but for now my tiny castle is good for me.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 25, 2011, 01:44:49 PM
yeah i just saw it. It's pretty badass. I'm making an underground tree farm right now but you and darksaw have made some great houses. I can't wait to see what tad does.

JOIN US
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on November 25, 2011, 01:48:31 PM
Uggh, this is really tipping me towards buying Minecraft...

I want to, but I have SO MANY GAMES and Steam sale this weekend...

What do?!?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on November 25, 2011, 01:56:19 PM
Screw it, I did it...
Guess I wasn't that conflicted after all...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 25, 2011, 02:05:35 PM
Welcome. You're gonna have a hell of a time getting into the castle.

Addition-

My mine exploration netted some gold so we now have enough for a single set of boosters and around 100 iron in the community bin. Don't know if anyone's had much success with trains (I haven't, keep slamming to a stop in flat places) but we're close to enough for a little rail system.

Also, you'll notice a growing forest across the canyon from the fort. It's the beginnings of my tree village.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 25, 2011, 02:26:53 PM
I love how everyone's making their own unique house. :D
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 25, 2011, 04:20:48 PM
I died in lava and the game warped me into the ocean when I respawned... now I'm lost again. Damn it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on November 25, 2011, 04:47:32 PM
I died in lava and the game warped me into the ocean when I respawned... now I'm lost again. Damn it.

Yeah, I kept respawning in the ocean...

I also think I might have screwed things up because a Creep blew up on me at the gate to fortress destroying it, my most profuse apologies, but I did not know how to fix it...

:-[
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 25, 2011, 05:41:18 PM
login and i'll teleport you to me. I'll keep an eye on the server when you guys join in so i'll pop in when you do.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 25, 2011, 07:47:02 PM
Hopefully I've got a spawn point set now. Maybe.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Snake-Eyes on November 25, 2011, 08:16:25 PM
How good is Minecraft? I played a little of that free version during it's beta. I'm curious how it is with monsters and other players. I've seen videos of people doing insane things in the game.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 25, 2011, 08:27:04 PM
It's fun. It's kind of survival horror in a way. You start scared, then you think your safe, and then boom, you lose everything (or at least suffer some damage).
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on November 26, 2011, 12:46:35 AM
It's fun. It's kind of survival horror in a way. You start scared, then you think your safe, and then boom, you lose everything (or at least suffer some damage).

Or if your me, you die about 50 times during a single session trying to get some damn stone to build your castle cus you must brave the deep tunnels that are right there.

P.S. I found gold once too, but then a spider killed me and well I have no clue where the loot fell too. /sigh.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on November 26, 2011, 09:03:36 AM
I made some kind of bastard artificial tree on the roof of my base. Also I plan on making R'lyeh at some point.

Tad that tree base you have over to the East looks really nice.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 26, 2011, 12:53:51 PM
let's use the minecraft thread from now on http://slangdesign.com/forums/index.php?topic=1376.0
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Z on November 27, 2011, 09:40:59 PM
I would like to make it known to every man, woman, and child that enjoys fun that The Haunted: Hell's Reach is on sale on Steam right now. It is a staggeringly violent and hilarious mashup of RE4's Mercenaries mode and Killing Floor. That is all.

Oh my heavens. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAr_RuxINKQ)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 27, 2011, 11:41:30 PM
looks fun but i have too many games to play right now and my wrists hurt enough as it is D:
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on November 27, 2011, 11:47:44 PM
Been playing lots of Payday. Lots and lots of Payday.

There's a lot of interest now because of the steam sale, which is good because the game rocks.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: crash2455 on November 28, 2011, 01:21:13 AM
Been playing lots of Payday. Lots and lots of Payday.

There's a lot of interest now because of the steam sale, which is good because the game rocks.

Parts of Payday are strange to me, mostly in that it takes a bunch of ideas from heist movies and crime dramas and then abstracts them so as to make a playable and challenging videogame.  Things like the automatic drill that tells you exactly how much time is left in the process but breaks down every 5 seconds or so and how you can trade hostages to get back your teammates after you've gunned down like 50 cops.

I enjoy the game in spite of those random little nitpicks.  I just laugh a little every time they happen.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on November 28, 2011, 01:11:56 PM
I would say that Payday centers on the gameplay rather than the story or the realism.

It IS  a bit silly to think that a game where 4 gunman wearing business suits and clown masks gunning down 500 or so policemen and getting away with a duffel bag full of cash makes much sense.

Still, it's a better game than one where you take hostages in a bank, hole up in there for six hours while talking to the police and making demands, asking for a bus and a ticket out of the country, and getting shot by snipers because you got too close to a window.

So basically, it's better to make a game on "HEAT" than "Inside Man". Payday manages to make the game be both stylish and fun, since the realism rarely interferes with the gameplay.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 28, 2011, 02:17:35 PM
Just got Disgaea 4 from Gamefly. As usual I'm enjoying myself right away. I really like that the protagonist is older in attitude than in previous games.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on November 30, 2011, 01:10:41 PM
I just bought this: http://store.steampowered.com/app/73058/
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Setherick on November 30, 2011, 02:13:40 PM
Goddamn it, Dungeons of Dredmor is trying to prevent me from completing my dissertation.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on November 30, 2011, 03:30:02 PM
Humble Indie Bundle (or whatever developer they are doing at the time) are just too powerfully tempting...

Anyway, an interesting tool that people might want to check out:
http://www.steamcalculator.com/
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 30, 2011, 04:02:20 PM
of course that looks up full retail of all those games - not the sale price you bought it for 99.99% off or whatever.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on November 30, 2011, 04:08:23 PM
of course that looks up full retail of all those games - not the sale price you bought it for 99.99% off or whatever.

This is true, but it is also fun to find out the retail value (and then hoping that you did in fact buy most of the games at about 99.99% off)...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: SageNytell on December 05, 2011, 11:21:06 PM
That site doesn't seem to work on my account, for some reason... Every time I try to follow the instructions to set my account settings properly, it still doesn't recognize that I have any games. Weird.  :o

So anyway, I just beat Jurassic Park: The Game for PC. I loved it, for all its many many glitches and very occasionally weird story decisions.
[spoiler]"Hey, let's make a joke about how this particular prehistoric animal couldn't possibly have been cloned the same way as the dinosaurs! There's no way they have one of those, right? *giant fucking eel-croc swims by* Welp, they cloned it. Let's not ask any more questions."[/spoiler]

For anyone who liked the movies (and I will freely admit that I did), it's a fun ride through the island we've grown to love and fear. From epic setpieces to glitchy cars that will drive away after having flipped over, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on December 06, 2011, 06:23:11 PM
I don't care what problems Dungeons of Dredmor has, it references The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension! which makes it okay by my book...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on December 06, 2011, 06:44:23 PM
Playing through Space Marine. Don't think the dialog writers did any research on their subject. Artists sure did though.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: crash2455 on December 06, 2011, 07:02:40 PM
Playing through Space Marine. Don't think the dialog writers did any research on their subject. Artists sure did though.

What research is there to do?  Just think of things that a 13-year-old would find awesome and you have space marines.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on December 06, 2011, 07:13:08 PM
Exactly my point, this shouldn't be hard. Luckily they do the look of things and the combat extremely well (so far).

It's the dialog that comes across as strange for those who've "studied" Space Marines. Their references to the Codex, the clunky exchanges between the squad members, and a general lack of zeal and faith which is a large part of what one expects for an Astartes, to say nothing of Ultramarines.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on December 06, 2011, 09:38:06 PM
Playing the Tribes Ascend beta. Skiing may just well be the funnest thing you can do in a FPS, apart from shooting guns.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on December 07, 2011, 07:58:19 AM
Finally done with Arkham City. I moved on to Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It's taken me three days to adjust to the cover system.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on December 07, 2011, 03:26:03 PM
Got Bastion from the Steam Sale, so that should be good...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on December 07, 2011, 07:43:39 PM
Why do there have to be so many distracting games I want to play during finals?

First Minecraft, then Dead Space 2, then the Humble Indie Bundle (namely Dungeons of Dredmor), then today I buy Bastion, and upon exiting the game to check my email, I get the beta invite for Diablo III...

I really hope I don't fail my last final...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Setherick on December 07, 2011, 09:04:05 PM
Why do there have to be so many distracting games I want to play during finals?

First Minecraft, then Dead Space 2, then the Humble Indie Bundle (namely Dungeons of Dredmor), then today I buy Bastion, and upon exiting the game to check my email, I get the beta invite for Diablo III...

I really hope I don't fail my last final...

Goddamn, D3 is still in beta. It was supposed to have been released three years ago.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on December 07, 2011, 10:22:13 PM
Exactly my point, this shouldn't be hard. Luckily they do the look of things and the combat extremely well (so far).

It's the dialog that comes across as strange for those who've "studied" Space Marines. Their references to the Codex, the clunky exchanges between the squad members, and a general lack of zeal and faith which is a large part of what one expects for an Astartes, to say nothing of Ultramarines.

It's a game about generic large men possibly with stubble going around and tromping on the same three enemy types for eight hours in a very brown environment, what more do you want?

EDIT: 5 enemy types, I forget the red demon thingies and the generic badguys in power armor.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on December 08, 2011, 12:57:18 PM
Why do there have to be so many distracting games I want to play during finals?

First Minecraft, then Dead Space 2, then the Humble Indie Bundle (namely Dungeons of Dredmor), then today I buy Bastion, and upon exiting the game to check my email, I get the beta invite for Diablo III...

I really hope I don't fail my last final...

Goddamn, D3 is still in beta. It was supposed to have been released three years ago.

if were lucky, well get to play it next year, but most likely i will be 2013.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Maze on December 08, 2011, 02:54:58 PM
Exactly my point, this shouldn't be hard. Luckily they do the look of things and the combat extremely well (so far).

It's the dialog that comes across as strange for those who've "studied" Space Marines. Their references to the Codex, the clunky exchanges between the squad members, and a general lack of zeal and faith which is a large part of what one expects for an Astartes, to say nothing of Ultramarines.

Yeah, you expect Titus to tell his Lieuteneant "Fuck the Codex. This is WAR!" or something. Need some Grey Knight Terminators to sort him out.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on December 13, 2011, 04:22:15 PM
Just grabbed the Humble Indie Bundle 4.  Some awesome games I wanted this time around...

http://www.humblebundle.com/
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on December 13, 2011, 04:48:38 PM
Playin' me some Dig-n-Rig.

It's free and awesome.

https://www.digipen.edu/?id=1170&proj=24629
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on December 13, 2011, 07:24:40 PM
Playin' me some Dig-n-Rig.

It's free and awesome.

https://www.digipen.edu/?id=1170&proj=24629

Kinda looks like a free version of Terraria. I'll give it a go.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on December 19, 2011, 08:11:45 PM
And so the great Steam Holiday sale begins...

The gift pile promotion seems interesting, got a copy of Portal 2 for checking my inventory.  Can't imagine winning the grand prize for the drawing (every game on Steam), how much memory would that take to install it all at once?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on December 20, 2011, 11:14:58 AM
Oh, hey. Any of you guys get UMvC3 for the PS3?

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on December 20, 2011, 08:40:24 PM
I'm still hanging out with my MvC3 but I intend to get Ultimate soon.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Drnathanpanke on December 21, 2011, 10:30:14 PM
Just finished playing through the old lucas arts games, full throttle and indiana jones and the fate of Atlantis. Also, playing through the ps1 game, castlevania symphony of the night.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on December 22, 2011, 12:28:34 AM
Playing through the Portal2 Co-op.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on December 22, 2011, 10:54:41 AM
I'm still hanging out with my MvC3 but I intend to get Ultimate soon.

Ultimate is pretty amazing. Aside from Ghost Rider being a screen controlling easy mode whore, all of the new characters are sweet, and the rebalances are nice.

except for what they did to She-Hulk. : ( : ( :(
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Snake-Eyes on December 22, 2011, 11:37:22 PM
The official Zelda timeline, how one game actually flows into another. http://wii.ign.com/articles/121/1215301p1.html
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on December 27, 2011, 01:25:14 PM
Bought Sequence because it was cheap, had an gift pile achievement, and perhaps most importantly, the two trailers on Steam made me chuckle...

I like the cut of this guy's jib...

Seriously, at least check out the trailers if you are bored and looking for something somewhat amusing...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on December 31, 2011, 09:02:33 PM
Magicka Complete Collection 6.24 today on steam plus it's part of the steam event.

Totally worth it, game is great.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on December 31, 2011, 10:26:07 PM
Just got Dead Space 2 on GameFly so, yeah, it'll be an interesting New Year. Won't be going to sleep.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on January 02, 2012, 09:26:40 AM
I'm playing Final Fantasy VIII. I don't know why, but I am and I just can't get enough. I must junction.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on January 02, 2012, 11:15:20 AM
I'm playing Final Fantasy VIII. I don't know why, but I am and I just can't get enough. I must junction.

VIII?  You poor, poor, poor man.

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Wooberman on January 02, 2012, 06:38:23 PM
I'm playing Final Fantasy VIII. I don't know why, but I am and I just can't get enough. I must junction.

VIII?  You poor, poor, poor man.

Why?
Because Teenage angst and Gunblades!
That's why!


*Sobbing* that's... *sniff* why!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on January 03, 2012, 01:22:36 AM
VIII was my favorite of the PS-X era
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on January 03, 2012, 01:59:18 PM
You are monsters.

Parasite Eve is the only acceptable Squaresoft title of that time.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: BeyondSandrock on January 03, 2012, 05:25:17 PM
Why?
Because Teenage angst and Gunblades!
That's why!


*Sobbing* that's... *sniff* why!

Also Doom Train. Never forget Doom Train.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4VjvBaMHJg
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on January 06, 2012, 11:07:01 AM
Playing Rayman Origins, a good solid 2d platformer.

Also playing the pre-alpha of Project C.A.R.S. (http://www.wmdportal.com/)  (Community Assisted Racing Simulator) - a game being made by developers that got a bit tired of being pushed around by publishers and so are doing it for themselves, with direct input and communication with the community.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: SageNytell on January 16, 2012, 02:12:43 PM
Just beat Aquaria, which was a fun little Metroidvania wherein I got waaaaaay too invested into the cooking system. Fun game, good challenge - the secret ending is a shame, because it leaves everything to a game the developers have said they will not be making. Everything else, though, including the regular ending, was spot-on.  One of the first games I've 100%-ed in a while.

Just grabbed ToME4, and that is quickly eating my soul. I'm going to rue the day I heard the term 'roguelike', I just know it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on February 05, 2012, 02:41:55 PM
Anyone playing Hero Academy? I'm Dawnsteel there, if you need an easy win.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on February 05, 2012, 03:41:18 PM
Been playing 'dat Starcraft II.  Pretty fun to do some of the sillier things...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on February 06, 2012, 06:49:49 AM
Lol @ those responses.

But now I'm taking another nostalgic trip through X-Com UFO Defense.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: ThnJonWasAZmbie on February 06, 2012, 12:36:16 PM
I recently purchased a copy of Baldurs Gate Dark Alliance for the Xbox, and for the most part it hasn't left my 360.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Charlie72 on February 06, 2012, 12:42:38 PM
Playing Soul Cal V on ps3 and acadamagica (aka "Yer a wizard: the game") on the pc.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on February 06, 2012, 01:25:50 PM
I'm replaying Mass Effect 2 to lead me into Mass Effect 3. Probably play it a few times to have different save files to load into the next one.

Also playing Starfarer, a pretty cool space game that's in alpha right now. When they get to the next version it's going to be a full space sim but right now it's just some pre-set missions. Still fun.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: ThnJonWasAZmbie on February 06, 2012, 02:09:28 PM
I'm replaying Mass Effect 2 to lead me into Mass Effect 3. Probably play it a few times to have different save files to load into the next one.

Also playing Starfarer, a pretty cool space game that's in alpha right now. When they get to the next version it's going to be a full space sim but right now it's just some pre-set missions. Still fun.

Got a link for that Starfarer game? Sounds fun
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on February 06, 2012, 04:25:58 PM
http://fractalsoftworks.com/

It's a 2D game with some pretty nice sprite designs. The company is using a set up similar to Minecraft: you buy in at a low price now (I think it's 10 dollars) to play around and help fund the company, and you get the updates (and eventually the full game) without having to pay more.

As is it's a series of stock encounters. The promise is that eventually you'll be able to do a great amount of customizing and outfitting on a range of ship types with a focus on empire building.

The game isn't a full RTS though, you take actual control over one of the ships under your command and operate it using key commands, managing weaponry, raising and lowering shields, venting built up radiation, etc. I'm looking forward to the next step in the developement.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Setherick on February 06, 2012, 05:59:01 PM
http://fractalsoftworks.com/

It's a 2D game with some pretty nice sprite designs. The company is using a set up similar to Minecraft: you buy in at a low price now (I think it's 10 dollars) to play around and help fund the company, and you get the updates (and eventually the full game) without having to pay more.

As is it's a series of stock encounters. The promise is that eventually you'll be able to do a great amount of customizing and outfitting on a range of ship types with a focus on empire building.

The game isn't a full RTS though, you take actual control over one of the ships under your command and operate it using key commands, managing weaponry, raising and lowering shields, venting built up radiation, etc. I'm looking forward to the next step in the developement.

Looks interesting. Keep us informed when it gets out of alpha.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: ThnJonWasAZmbie on February 06, 2012, 11:15:26 PM
http://fractalsoftworks.com/

It's a 2D game with some pretty nice sprite designs. The company is using a set up similar to Minecraft: you buy in at a low price now (I think it's 10 dollars) to play around and help fund the company, and you get the updates (and eventually the full game) without having to pay more.

As is it's a series of stock encounters. The promise is that eventually you'll be able to do a great amount of customizing and outfitting on a range of ship types with a focus on empire building.

The game isn't a full RTS though, you take actual control over one of the ships under your command and operate it using key commands, managing weaponry, raising and lowering shields, venting built up radiation, etc. I'm looking forward to the next step in the developement.

DUDE!!!! THIS GAME IS AMAZING!!!!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Alexander on February 07, 2012, 02:29:21 AM
Started The Darkness II.  It's like Tom Church wrote the concept of the main character.  Pretty slick so far.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on February 07, 2012, 09:00:00 PM
I finally decided I'm not going to find every car in LA Noire. Overall I liked the game, but the story makes a few weird narrative choices halfway through the arson desk, and I don't think that Cole's motives made any sense at all.

Anyway. For my next trick, I will now attempt to finish Mass Effect 2!

(Cue the awkward moment when you try and figure out what the hell you were doing five months ago.)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: ThnJonWasAZmbie on February 07, 2012, 10:55:40 PM
Well, looks like Kingdoms of Amalur is replacing all the video games I'm currently playing.
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Post by: Mckma on February 07, 2012, 11:13:25 PM
I finally decided I'm not going to find every car in LA Noire. Overall I liked the game, but the story makes a few weird narrative choices halfway through the arson desk, and I don't think that Cole's motives made any sense at all.

Anyway. For my next trick, I will now attempt to finish Mass Effect 2!

(Cue the awkward moment when you try and figure out what the hell you were doing five months ago.)

Eh, just restart it.  That's what I always do...

And probably why I never finish games that I don't play obsessively over the summer...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on February 14, 2012, 01:17:19 PM
Been playin' Towns. It is a dwarf Fortress Lite, isometric graphics. Currently in Alpha, its a blast. I've managed to starve two colonies to death. I recommend playing through the tutorial. I think there is a demo too. http://www.desura.com/games/towns

Be warned! it is a time vampire (in the best possible way)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on February 14, 2012, 02:30:32 PM
Beat The Darkness II a few days ago. Good game, rather short though. I'd give it about an 8.5 outta 10.

Startin' on Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. Graphically buggy as hell, tons of pop-in, lots of lipsynch errors, but uh, as long as it isn't ascii, I really don't give a damn about graphics, and the gameplay is pretty fun.

The stage design creeps me out a bit though; it reminds me of 'what if World of Warcraft had gameplay?'

So, Hallway Effect 3 and Silent Hill Downpour, not to mention Ninja Gaiden 3 and Armored Core V comes out next month. Anyone lookin' forward to that?

Downpour, I think, is the one I'm most interested in. After reading through the design philosophies and hearing the designers talk about how they wanted to approach the game, it has some real potential to be great.

I'll probably pick up Convenient Waist-High Boxes Effect 3 too, if only for more Jennifer Hale.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on February 14, 2012, 09:11:55 PM

Eh, just restart it.  That's what I always do...

And probably why I never finish games that I don't play obsessively over the summer...

Oh man, I have so many many many games that I have started but not finished, and a whole mess more that I haven't even started yet! It's becoming a serious problem.
Should I list them as a form of admitting that I have a problem?

Started but not finished:

Mass Effect 2
Darksiders
Red Dead Redemption
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Fallout 3
Gears of War 2
Shadow Complex
Bastion
The Gunstringer
Mark of the Ninja
Dead Island
LittleBigPlanet
Uncharted
Assassin's Creed 2
Assassin's Creed 3
From Dust
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Warhammer 40k: Space Marine
Gravity Rush
Lego Batman 2: DC Heroes


Purchased but not started:
Gears of War 3
Dragon Age: Origins
Lost Planet 2
Halo: ODST
Spec Ops: The Line
Dead Space
Dead Space 2
Saints Row 3


Collections I've played part of on earlier consoles, then purchased again for No Damn Good Reason, and still haven't played:
God of War 1 & 2 HD
Ico/Shadow of the Colossus HD
MGS Collection (I think it's 2, 3, and Peacewalker)
Metroid Trilogy

Difficulty Resisting:
Skyrim
Iron Brigade
Child of Eden
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on February 14, 2012, 09:22:10 PM
^Looks kind of like my list.  You know just those impulse Steam buys, they add up...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on February 15, 2012, 10:23:03 AM
Oh man, I have so many many many games that I have started but not finished, and a whole mess more that I haven't even started yet!

This is a Safe Place. I too have Gamer ADHD. I've graduate4d from making day one purchases, to renting and then buying. But my rule is that if I haven't played it in a year I resell it if I can.

This doesn't work so well with downloaded games. The only games I typically finish are the ones that clock in around 25 hours. But I don't really play shooters.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on February 15, 2012, 09:15:44 PM
I've graduated from making day one purchases, to renting and then buying.

I've scaled back day one purchases significantly. I only made two in the last twelve months: Portal 2 and Batman: Arkham City, both of which I played to completion immediately.

As for selling games if I haven't played them in a year...well, it turns out I'm a video game hoarder. My children can haul away plastic crate after plastic crate out of my basement after I'm dead.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on February 16, 2012, 12:52:28 AM
As for selling games if I haven't played them in a year...well, it turns out I'm a video game hoarder. My children can haul away plastic crate after plastic crate out of my basement after I'm dead.

+1

I have old SNES games, I have old Genesis games, I have old PS-X and PS2 and N64 games.

I refuse to get rid of any of it. My brother sold 3 of my PS2 games I hadn't played in over two years and I am STILL bitter about it... 3 years later.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on February 24, 2012, 12:16:42 PM
Finished Mass Effect 2 last night. I chose to destroy the Collector base: if I've learned anything from CoC it's that you can't use Mythos to fight Mythos.
Well, not without causing further problems.

So. Next, I was thinking Darksiders, unless someone wants to offer another suggestion.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on February 25, 2012, 02:41:37 PM
League of Legends?

I play it kinda sometimes. I never played Dota so this is all new to me... i'm not too bad at it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on February 25, 2012, 03:28:30 PM
League of Legends?

I play it kinda sometimes. I never played Dota so this is all new to me... i'm not too bad at it.

Play this a bit too much sometimes...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on February 26, 2012, 06:10:16 AM
Built a screaming new PC. But what to play!?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on February 26, 2012, 12:02:09 PM
Built a screaming new PC. But what to play!?

Metro 2033, Crysis 1 and 2, Shogun 2 Total War, Star Craft 2, The Witcher 2, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Deus Ex Human Revolution.

All of them are great games that you will put your PC's specs to the test.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on February 26, 2012, 01:12:02 PM
Play Civ V. It owns.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on February 27, 2012, 06:34:04 PM
I bought Minecraft.

May Cthulhu have mercy on my soul.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on February 27, 2012, 06:43:23 PM
Busting out my screwed up "classics": Last Remnant and Magna Carta 2.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on February 29, 2012, 11:22:53 PM
Playing Metro 2033, and about every game demo I can get a hold of.
Metro. OMGeesh so purdy!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on March 05, 2012, 10:01:12 PM
If ME3 Gives me a chance to rename Shepard, he's going to be Tom Shepard.

Its like, out in two hours or something.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on March 05, 2012, 10:18:49 PM
I'll change mine too.
Tom Shepard, hot redhead who sounds like Jennifer Hale.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 05, 2012, 10:45:50 PM
Mmm Jennifer Hale.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: SageNytell on March 06, 2012, 12:01:58 AM
I was always partial to the SA Forums LP name of Leopard Shepard, but that's probably just me.

Just started the series from the beginning last week, about 3/4 of the way through Mass Effect 1 now.
The adventures of Militant Space Lesbian and her crew of misfits continues!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 07, 2012, 01:17:06 PM
I named my Shepard "Def'.

Def Shepard. Bv


also if for some reason you don't import an ME1+ME2 save, Thane and Wrex are considered dead in ME3. Ditto for the Rachni Queen.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on March 07, 2012, 02:18:27 PM
That's because Wrex is dead if you don't load one in Mass Effect 2. I hate my not loaded game in Mass Effect 2. The defaults are basically the opposite of what I did. It does change the social framing of the game experience though, which is pretty cool.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Vega Baby on March 08, 2012, 02:58:52 AM
Currently playing the 3DS port of Tales of the Abyss.  All I can say right now is... Akzeriuth.  DAMN shit gets real in Akzeriuth.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: BeyondSandrock on March 08, 2012, 03:09:39 PM
After the successful installation of my new video card, it is time to return to the Normandy and resurrect Atticus Shepard for the last time.  Also I like the idea of the universe being saved by a plasma rifle-wielding Gregory Peck.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on March 08, 2012, 03:31:53 PM
Borderlands GOTY, $8 Steam do it now.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Krecart on March 12, 2012, 07:44:51 PM
While playing Mass Effect 3 this morning I traveled to the planet Carcosa to recover part of an ancient library.  :-\
The Codex informed me that the planet held the ruins of a palace overlooking a depression thought to have once been a large lake.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 12, 2012, 11:55:48 PM
While playing Mass Effect 3 this morning I traveled to the planet Carcosa to recover part of an ancient library.  :-\
The Codex informed me that the planet held the ruins of a palace overlooking a depression thought to have once been a large lake.

WHAT
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Krecart on March 13, 2012, 05:39:06 PM
While playing Mass Effect 3 this morning I traveled to the planet Carcosa to recover part of an ancient library.  :-\
The Codex informed me that the planet held the ruins of a palace overlooking a depression thought to have once been a large lake.

WHAT

Yeah, that was my reaction. Unfortunately, (or maybe fortunately in this case) you can't land and check the place out. You basically scan the planet until you locate the library and then fire a probe to mark/retrieve the info.
Even with giant, sapient star ships trying to kill us all, looking for an ancient library on Carcosa feels like a bad plan.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 13, 2012, 09:22:19 PM
While playing Mass Effect 3 this morning I traveled to the planet Carcosa to recover part of an ancient library.  :-\
The Codex informed me that the planet held the ruins of a palace overlooking a depression thought to have once been a large lake.

WHAT

Yeah, that was my reaction. Unfortunately, (or maybe fortunately in this case) you can't land and check the place out. You basically scan the planet until you locate the library and then fire a probe to mark/retrieve the info.
Even with giant, sapient star ships trying to kill us all, looking for an ancient library on Carcosa feels like a bad plan.

Also, most of the reapers seem to be squid-based . . .


RELATED: Silent Hill Downpour. I'm not sure whether or not I like it yet. But it is much more tense than Homecoming was, so that is a point in its favor.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Snake-Eyes on March 14, 2012, 01:22:48 AM
While playing Mass Effect 3 this morning I traveled to the planet Carcosa to recover part of an ancient library.  :-\
The Codex informed me that the planet held the ruins of a palace overlooking a depression thought to have once been a large lake.

WHAT

FOUND!  http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Carcosa
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Krecart on March 14, 2012, 02:56:24 AM
Glad they finally put up that entry. It was not a thing last time I checked the wiki.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on March 14, 2012, 03:18:05 PM
While playing Mass Effect 3 this morning I traveled to the planet Carcosa to recover part of an ancient library.  :-\
The Codex informed me that the planet held the ruins of a palace overlooking a depression thought to have once been a large lake.

WHAT


I'm sorry, but the Reapers are definitely inspired from the Great Old Ones or lovecraftian cosmic horrors. There's indirect mention of them as such throughout the games. And everytime I see that big one approach the little girl in the sunflower fields (the cinematic trailer) I think "Ia Ia Cthulhu Fhtagn."
Yeah, that was my reaction. Unfortunately, (or maybe fortunately in this case) you can't land and check the place out. You basically scan the planet until you locate the library and then fire a probe to mark/retrieve the info.
Even with giant, sapient star ships trying to kill us all, looking for an ancient library on Carcosa feels like a bad plan.

Also, most of the reapers seem to be squid-based . . .


RELATED: Silent Hill Downpour. I'm not sure whether or not I like it yet. But it is much more tense than Homecoming was, so that is a point in its favor.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on March 14, 2012, 04:57:35 PM
I've been playing the crap out of the Tekkit Mod for minecraft. It is awesome. I have pipes all over my shit, it's like Brazil (the film, not the setting of Max Payne 3).
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 15, 2012, 10:39:53 PM
REAL TALK:

MASS EFFECT 3 HAS THE WORST ENDINGS. EVER.

99% of the game is GREAT, but my god, those endings are like

They are like

They are like bad and wrong
But an unholy synethesis of the two.

Wrobad. Brwong?

NO. BADONG.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on March 16, 2012, 02:54:50 AM
Sounds like it may not be the true ending. They seem to have just wanted to get us talking, and have a little extra time to work on the game. You have to bare in mind, the early leaks screwed things up a bit. I love the game, and (blasphemy?) Liked the idea of the ending, I actually got up and slowly clap and complimented Bioware for having the Balls to pull a stunt like this, It was a very interesting developement. I hope The Truth DLC rumor ends up being true, but the idea of Trans-humanism could be cool too.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 16, 2012, 01:26:08 PM
In the interest of not spoiling the game for any who haven't beaten it, I'm going to stick this all in spoiler blocks.

[spoiler]I'm curious. What precisely did you like about the ending?

I, personally, felt like it amounted to a kick between the legs, as it did a complete 180 from everything the series has done, and not in a good way; the entire journey (all ninety hours of it over the series, good god)'s triumphs and failures utterly negated and rendered moot by the last 10 minutes.

Especially when the last 10 minutes has 3 choices. Red explosion, blue explosion, green explosion.

While I can understand BioWare not wanting to go with a default 'Shepard comes down from the Crucible-Citadel and falls unconcious, gets picked up by the medics and recovers and lives like a godqueen/king for the rest of her/his life' ending, did they really have to do it by having all the Mass Relays destroyed? Keep in mind, when a Mass Relay is destroyed, it erupts with the force of a supernova.

This is enough to destroy entire solar systems. Easily. So now everyone dies. Again. Making the entire journey completely pointless, and rendering all of BioWare's spiel about how 'your choices matter!' when in the end, not a single one of them amounts to ANYTHING.

I typically don't get uppity about video game endings, because endings are almost always crappy, but they're usually crappy in the right direction. This however, is not. No closure, no sense of satisfaction. Just a lingering soreness in the pants due to the kick betwixt the legs.

While it COULD be rationalized as 'Shepard hallucinating whilst KO'd due to Indoctrination', at this point, that would be straight-up bullshit, and wouldn't really help matters.  [/spoiler]
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on March 17, 2012, 12:05:25 AM
This is in reply to Moondogs last reply. It has mass effect 3 spoilers.

[spoiler]I don't know what to say, I was given three choices that all ended with me not seeing my romantic interest and so I chose the option that didn't result in the Geth or EDI, whom all trusted my character with their lives, dying and broke the cycle of the reapers. I figured the reapers couldn't be controlled with that option and the synthesis ending seemed more appealing, at least as far as I saw it. Seeing joker and EDI happy was a cool ending even though my character was likely dead and had left Liara alone and possibly with child. (I assume that's what the final romance sequence with her was all about). I also dug the idea of the galaxy becoming half synthetic/half organic, i think that more attributes to listening to the eclipse phase actual plays I've been listening to lately. XD

As for the concept of the mass relays being destroyed and destroying everything, I can only draw a personal conclusion that the energies that power them were just used for dispersal of that crucible energy and it has a different affect than when a asteroid crashes into one. I was thrown off by the ending and confused for a bit, but for some reason I wasn't Raging about it or all that disappointed, I liked the twist?

And then i saw the rumors cycling around about The Truth DLC the next day and replayed a separate ending where my character destroyed the reapers, because the info I saw for why it was a hallucination made a lot of sense to me. I can understand people feeling betrayed by bioware, I just dont feel about it though, I see the cup as half full?[/spoiler]

That's my personal opinion anyway.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 17, 2012, 01:47:46 AM
Fair enough.

I still think it utterly invalidates literally everything the series has stood for, but I can see where you're coming from, too.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Wooberman on March 18, 2012, 06:30:16 PM
I agree with everything that is being/ has been/ will be said...

Forever.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on March 20, 2012, 05:52:56 PM
Im finding Mass Effect 3 pretty damn annoying.

a. no support for 360 gamepad on the PC
b. which ok fine, youre on the PC, meaning you have the keyboard and a crap-ton of buttons allowing for more complex and accurate controls...except the fucking space bar is set up to do everything, running, dodging, using items, cover, etc etc. So if its just treating the damn keyboard like a gamepad, why did I bother moving this to my main monitor so I could use the keyboard and mouse again?
c. autosave is shite, just went through a bunch of conversations, unlocked one of the playable characters and left the level...should be at least some kind of milestone, so why, when the power cut out 30 seconds later did I have to go back and do all that shit over again?
d. holy crap movement is slow and clunky, its annoying just to walk anywhere
e. scanning planets is straight up retarded, how come when I start scanning a stupid thing it decides to slow my mouse down to practically nothing, and when I get to the edge of the planet, it doesn't rotate it when I hold it, so I have to keep nudging the fucker going the whole length of my mousepad to a very small increment of scrolling. Its either that or stop scanning, move it when the mouse is actually at the speed it should be, and then start scanning again, not annoying or anything...
f. why the fuck does it always drop you after a mission in the fucking bowels of the Normandy, where you ahve to go through 2 pretty much empty rooms and THEN a security scanner you have to practically crawl through as you stand ass still for a few seconds just to get to the part of the ship where you can do anything.
g. the graphics suck, the graphics shouldn't suck this much. Not necessarily how it looks, but textures keep flashing occasionally, stuff pops in, and using the presets for the face on Shepard her fucking eyeball pushes through her face. And everyone moves all weird.
h. why the hell cant I pause cutscenes? did they think people would be so god damned enraptured with their story that all other factors of life will just fall by the wayside? That noone would dare interrupt you, or the phone ring, or anything?
i. just a bunch of little stuff.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on March 20, 2012, 06:10:48 PM
Ahem.

I'm playing Sword of the Stars 2! I haven't run into any bugs so far but it lacks a tutorial and the instruction manual is sort of vague. Also thinking about a Let's Play series but can't decide on a game. Opinions?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 20, 2012, 07:54:12 PM
I just beat Rochard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gshH3iE4EiA

Fun little game!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on March 20, 2012, 10:03:15 PM
Ahem.

I'm playing Sword of the Stars 2! I haven't run into any bugs so far but it lacks a tutorial and the instruction manual is sort of vague.

I bought that game during Steam's winter sale, haven't gotten around to playing it. Looks fun though.

Also thinking about a Let's Play series but can't decide on a game. Opinions?

Pick a game that you are very knowledgeable about.

Don't do what people who try to be internet celebrities do and start a blind run of the game. Not only will you have no interesting commentary, but if you get stuck in the game you will bore your audience. If you can get a friend to comment on the game alongside you, all the better.

For reference, check out the LPs by supergreatfriend (http://lparchive.org/Deadly-Premonition/) and Chip & Ironicus (http://chipandironicus.com/).

(Of course, this is my personal opinion on the matter, so take that as you will.)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: SageNytell on March 20, 2012, 10:04:54 PM
Ahem.

I'm playing Sword of the Stars 2! I haven't run into any bugs so far but it lacks a tutorial and the instruction manual is sort of vague. Also thinking about a Let's Play series but can't decide on a game. Opinions?

Dunno, but if you're ever looking for a co-commentator message me. I've been thinking of doing one myself for a year or two but haven't found a game I'm passionate enough about and good enough at to do it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Wooberman on March 21, 2012, 03:06:43 PM


Pick a game that you are very knowledgeable about.

Don't do what people who try to be internet celebrities do and start a blind run of the game. Not only will you have no interesting commentary, but if you get stuck in the game you will bore your audience. If you can get a friend to comment on the game alongside you, all the better.

For reference, check out the LPs by supergreatfriend (http://lparchive.org/Deadly-Premonition/) and Chip & Ironicus (http://chipandironicus.com/).

(Of course, this is my personal opinion on the matter, so take that as you will.)

Maybe not the best example but I have been hooked on following The Yogscast (http://www.youtube.com/user/BlueXephos?feature=g-user-f/), Yogscast2 (http://www.youtube.com/user/yogscast2?feature=g-user-u/) and Robbaz (http://www.youtube.com/user/Robbaz?feature=g-user-u/) lately.

Edit- Oh and  Totalbiscuit (http://www.youtube.com/user/TotalHalibut?feature=g-u-u/)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on March 21, 2012, 04:24:10 PM
Two Best Friends Play Resident Evil 2 is an excellent example of the above. Picking a game that's fun for you, that you know alot about, and having someone along for the ride that you know will spout entertaining stuff and that you can bounce things off of so your not talking directly to the audience all the time.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 23, 2012, 06:13:29 AM
Im finding Mass Effect 3 pretty damn annoying.

a. no support for 360 gamepad on the PC
b. which ok fine, youre on the PC, meaning you have the keyboard and a crap-ton of buttons allowing for more complex and accurate controls...except the fucking space bar is set up to do everything, running, dodging, using items, cover, etc etc. So if its just treating the damn keyboard like a gamepad, why did I bother moving this to my main monitor so I could use the keyboard and mouse again?
c. autosave is shite, just went through a bunch of conversations, unlocked one of the playable characters and left the level...should be at least some kind of milestone, so why, when the power cut out 30 seconds later did I have to go back and do all that shit over again?
d. holy crap movement is slow and clunky, its annoying just to walk anywhere
e. scanning planets is straight up retarded, how come when I start scanning a stupid thing it decides to slow my mouse down to practically nothing, and when I get to the edge of the planet, it doesn't rotate it when I hold it, so I have to keep nudging the fucker going the whole length of my mousepad to a very small increment of scrolling. Its either that or stop scanning, move it when the mouse is actually at the speed it should be, and then start scanning again, not annoying or anything...
f. why the fuck does it always drop you after a mission in the fucking bowels of the Normandy, where you ahve to go through 2 pretty much empty rooms and THEN a security scanner you have to practically crawl through as you stand ass still for a few seconds just to get to the part of the ship where you can do anything.
g. the graphics suck, the graphics shouldn't suck this much. Not necessarily how it looks, but textures keep flashing occasionally, stuff pops in, and using the presets for the face on Shepard her fucking eyeball pushes through her face. And everyone moves all weird.
h. why the hell cant I pause cutscenes? did they think people would be so god damned enraptured with their story that all other factors of life will just fall by the wayside? That noone would dare interrupt you, or the phone ring, or anything?
i. just a bunch of little stuff.

Is this Mass Effect 3? And not 2?

Because you don't have to scan planets in Mass Effect 3 for any appreciable amount of time.

Also: Playing a game designed around the XBox on a PC seems like a good way to find a bunch of niggling issues.

ALSO I OWN DOWNPOUR.

It sucks. Because the combat is the worst combat I have ever played. Like even Kengo: Master of Bushido has superior combat. And that game is awful.

ALSO ALSO:

If we're talkin' LP's.

Kikoskia.  'nuff said.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on March 24, 2012, 01:17:25 AM
Yeah, its ME3, and its not that you have to scan them for so long, its just been reduced to busy work. Whats the point? You don't have to hunt for it, you just follow the white line, then it shows up as a giant white dot. And you pretty much only get 1 thing at each planet, why have the scanning in there at all?

I will say this in favor of ME3, even though pretty much everything is mapped to the spacebar it always seems to know exactly what it is I want to do at any given time when I press it, I can tell by the fact that it never does what I want it to the first time, it HAS to be intentional.

On an actual positive, the heavy pistol that shoots the big blue explodey balls is pretty satisfying.  It can clear out several husks or assault troopers at once and gib them nicely. Which is helpful since Shepard trudges around combat like the floor is covered in glue, and she forgot to turn off her mag-boots and is worried her backpack full of neutron star matter will spill if she makes any sudden movements.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on March 24, 2012, 01:36:57 AM
Huh.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on March 24, 2012, 10:02:53 AM
eh, I'm just filled with hate, it's the only thing I'm almost good at.

On the plus side, got a lesbian shower scene, so it's not all bad.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on March 24, 2012, 12:26:24 PM
Recently grabbed " Alice, madness Returns" and started playing the first game that you can download using it. "American Mcgee's Alice" With the music and tim burton-esque atmosphere, it's a fun platformer thus far. though the low poly count makes the game that much more creepy.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on March 25, 2012, 01:28:08 AM
Journey.

One playthrough, and I'm not entirely sure how I want to describe it. Going to play it a couple more times.

And I finished Shadow Complex. Best Metroid game ever.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on April 11, 2012, 02:55:04 AM
Peeing my pants waiting for the GW2 beta weekend (rumor mill suggests Apr 20th).

Until then Just tons of Tribes.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Wooberman on April 11, 2012, 08:15:11 AM
I'm right behind you with GW2. Thus far I've been just playing games to pass the time until the beta.... This includes Alan Wake, Darkness 2 and what there is left of Skyrim. Its kinda like drinking water when you're craving flavour, it may quench your thirst but it's not what you're craving.

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on April 11, 2012, 11:04:55 AM
Jak and Daxter. Platformer/Racer with 3rd Person Shooter. Man I forgot how frustrating this can be. And yet I keep playing.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on April 11, 2012, 11:15:45 AM
Just downloaded Skullgirls. An actually properly balanced fighting game? HOLY SHIT, YES PLEASE.

Also, Legend of Grimrock - old-school, first-person dungeon crawling RPG with modern graphics? Awwww yeah. It's on steam, btw. Check it out.

Also also picked up Atelier somthing or other, RAGE, and Sacred 2. I'mma get my gamin' on.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Undertaker01235 on April 11, 2012, 02:46:53 PM
Sniper Elite V2 Demo is simply one of the best sniping games I have played. You should check it out its free on PSN Steam and Xbox live.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: BenignSpy on April 11, 2012, 02:50:56 PM
Sniper Elite V2 Demo is simply one of the best sniping games I have played. You should check it out its free on PSN Steam and Xbox live.

The demo is on steam?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on April 11, 2012, 09:42:45 PM
So uh. Legend of Grimrock? It owns. Like straight up awesome.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: BenignSpy on April 12, 2012, 01:24:08 PM
Like many others, I read it as Grimlock, and then was just a bit disappointed.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on April 12, 2012, 01:51:12 PM
An action/adventure title where you play a transforming robot dinosaur would be about the most amazing game ever.

Now all I can do wistfully sigh at my other games; they just don't measure up to that image.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on April 12, 2012, 05:30:57 PM
So uh. Legend of Grimrock? It owns. Like straight up awesome.

I just bought it, haven't played it yet though.

Also, the STALKER series is definitely my favorite series, after having completed all three games with mods to make the game even more challenging.They have such a rich setting and the atmosphere and immersion is second to none.
I will drink a bottle of vodka in the hopes that STALKER 2 is not cancelled.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: BenignSpy on April 12, 2012, 07:14:10 PM

I will drink a bottle of vodka in the hopes that STALKER 2 is not cancelled.

HERE HERE!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: AmishNinja on April 12, 2012, 07:21:21 PM
League of Legends. It's been my standby for months. In between that recently: mass effect 3 (done), skyrim, dungeons of dredmor, deus ex: HR (done). Pretty sure I will never beat an Elder Scrolls game because I just do side quests and forget what the main quest even is. Although to be fair, slaying dragons is a pretty damned compelling main story this time around.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on April 12, 2012, 07:59:35 PM
Sniper Elite V2 Demo is simply one of the best sniping games I have played. You should check it out its free on PSN Steam and Xbox live.

The demo is on steam?

I think it's coming out later this month for PC.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on April 12, 2012, 10:08:32 PM
What'd you think of ME3's 'ending?'
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: filipinojew on April 20, 2012, 06:28:03 PM
So uh. Legend of Grimrock? It owns. Like straight up awesome.

I have also bought this, and I'm having tons of fun with it. Dungeon crawling at its basest experience.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on April 21, 2012, 02:18:03 PM
Givin' TERA online a try during the open Beta thingamabobber.

Very pretty game. . . that I can't run on minimal settings past 20 fps. Ho ho ho, antiquated technology.

Combat's action-y and fun though, no auto-lock, and you actually have to pay attention and dodge, so it's engaging in a way that allows me to overlook the typical MMO grind. Questing is bog standard, but the classes seem neat.

also

ALSO THIS GAME HAS THE BEST RACE. END GAME CONTENT? FUCK YOU, I HAVE BATTLE CORGIS.

(http://i.imgur.com/kfXoz.jpg)

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on April 21, 2012, 03:26:05 PM
I'm trying to get Xenoblade but it was released by Nintendo as a NA Gamestop exclusive or something and NOBODY has the thing.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: filipinojew on April 23, 2012, 07:33:03 PM
What is it about Corgis that make them so in demand as a PC race?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on April 23, 2012, 07:40:25 PM
They're adorable.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Setherick on April 23, 2012, 08:47:44 PM
They're adorable.

They are also goddamn killing machines. Seriously. Watch the Life After People episode on pets. Corgis are about the only dog breed that will survive.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on April 23, 2012, 09:09:32 PM
They're adorable.

They are also goddamn killing machines. Seriously. Watch the Life After People episode on pets. Corgis are about the only dog breed that will survive.

ADORABLE goddamn killing machines.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on April 24, 2012, 02:31:52 PM
Corgi were pretty badass in that video.

Been trying to play through the original American Mcgee's Alice and it's a cool game but difficult to get through at times. the platforming is tricky in places. I'm getting frustrated but I dont want to start the sequel till i get through the first game.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Wooberman on April 26, 2012, 06:05:18 PM
The first Pre-purchase Beta weekend event for Guild Wars 2 is up this weekend.
Being from the UK I'll be playing on the Whiteside Ridge server (the unofficial English speaking EU server) in the Reddit's resident GW2 EU Guild- Karma.
If anyone wants to join up then drop by http://www.reddit.com/r/GW2EU/ for further details including details of their Mumble server.
If you don't want to go to an EU server then no worries, you can always leave your character name and server here and we can meet up elsewhere in game.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on April 27, 2012, 03:33:38 PM
Anybody else tried Super Monday Night Combat?  Pretty fun, especially considering it's free-to-play.  Love the humor too...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on April 29, 2012, 05:42:53 AM
Ahh Wooberman! I'm Yak's Bend the NA Guru Server.
We're like arch rivals or something.

It's been a blast so far. Barely touched PvP but PvE is pretty entertaining. The jumping puzzles are hard. And it's pretty important to keep your gear up to date. And repaired. :P
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on May 23, 2012, 04:09:23 AM
Ahem.

The Day Z mod for ArmA 2: OA
It is pretty dang fantastic.
Real time day/night cycle on servers, so you might have to play with Russians depending on your gaming hours/lack or abundance of flares and chem lights.

Recommend if you have the game. Otherwise its on sale on amazon for 15 bucks.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on May 28, 2012, 02:19:31 AM
welp i guess i gotta give into peer pressure and get this http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/05/27/day-z-photo-diary/
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on May 28, 2012, 11:11:53 PM
welp i guess i gotta give into peer pressure and get this http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/05/27/day-z-photo-diary/

Yeah Ross. It's epic. Made me think of you.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on May 29, 2012, 12:56:38 PM
I'm suprised we haven't heard anything about Diablo 3 on here...

I haven't played it yet but it seems cool. Also rage face about Blizzard forcing me to login to play my single player game.

But then we've all heard this before I am sure.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on May 29, 2012, 01:56:40 PM
Not just login, but have a constant stable high speed connection because it downloads crap while its playing, which means when playing single player you get lag...hurray, and if it disconnects all the progress you made is pissed away.

I literally can't play it on my internet, so Id have to play it at work, although at this point I really don't want to (only played about 2 hours, and gave up), if I could id return it, or give it away (but the damn thing is tied to my account, i guess, which means the box and disc is just a pile of wasted money I'm quite seriously considering setting on fire.)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on May 29, 2012, 09:35:00 PM
I've been playing Diablo 3 as well. I would be less engrossed if I didn't have friends playing it, too.

But on that note, I did build a new PC, and I'm looking for awesome PC things.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on May 30, 2012, 03:39:32 PM
Playin' TERA, now that my computer can actually handle it. Good game.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Snake-Eyes on May 31, 2012, 12:35:25 AM
Cyberpunk the video game is happening. http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-11850-Cyberpunk-is-CD-Projekt-RED-s-Next-AAA-RPG.html
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on June 21, 2012, 11:43:49 AM
Just finished LA Noir. Turned out it was actually noir.

Now I'm on Prototype 2. Nice so far; gives me an idea for a Wild Talents mini-campaign.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on June 21, 2012, 01:30:31 PM
Just finished LA Noir. Turned out it was actually noir.

Now I'm on Prototype 2. Nice so far; gives me an idea for a Wild Talents mini-campaign.

I really enjoyed L.A. Noire for what it was.  What'd you think about it, over-all?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on June 21, 2012, 02:18:56 PM
I thought it was a well constructed and well told interactive movie. I didn't know I could skip to a given destination until the last hour of the game so I spent alot of time driving around LA. It got to be a comfortable place with familiar sites. The hardest part for me was the questions; figuring out if I had evidence of someone lying or not got pretty frustrating.

Overall I loved it. I'm even putting Phelps into my WoD game as a foil to the PCs.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on June 21, 2012, 04:26:29 PM
Nice.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Jacko on June 21, 2012, 08:22:56 PM
Finished Deus Ex: HR this week.  I liked it a lot, it was the stealthy TPS/FPS I've enjoyed from Eidos in the past, had nice game-play elements and super slick visuals.  I enjoyed the recognizable references in Detroit, being from SE Michigan myself.  I would've liked more characterization and a little more time spent on the emotional side of Jensen's story but vidya games aren't usually great at that anyways.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on June 22, 2012, 09:15:32 PM
Noticed a few people had tried Vindictus.  Any impressions?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Undertaker01235 on June 26, 2012, 01:31:51 PM
I just picked up ghost recon future solider. If you are a gun nut you'll love this game with the gunsmith system. You can customize weapons down to the gas systems and trigger it's fun just playing around with that. The gameplay is more action oriented but it's still a very tactical game requiring stealth and precision for the campaign and tactics and coordiation of teammates on multiplayer. About half way through the campaign and played 5 matches online and so far id give it a 8/10-9/10 if you enjoy shooters or the series in general.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on June 26, 2012, 02:43:59 PM
Prototype 2 was a disappointment, even by the low standards that I set for myself. Story didn't make much sense, which is by far the worst offender for me. Graphic design is more exaggerated and much more cartoonish than the original in it's design. The colors and textures are dark but the themes, especially the generic Blackwatch goons, are right out of saturday morning cartoons. Why are Blackwatch soldiers walking around the city with shoulder pads, rags tied to their armor, and large, triangular blades strapped to their arms? I don't know. No one knows. And the game doesn't bother to explain this extreme shift in design from the previous installment. Worse, this change it a GI Joe Cobra-ish level of design is accompanied by conflicting depications of Blackwatch

Characterization is simplistic. The main character is black, swears constantly, and is angry. That's about all I know about him. Prototype was interesting in part because as the game went on we discovered more details about Mercer that changed how he viewed the world and himself as a put his memories back together, culminating in a major revelation of identity: [spoiler]that Alex Mercer had died in Penn Station and the being which now wore his form was a sentient/sapient strain of the Blacklight virus which origined using Mercer's bio-mass and memories, not Alex Mercer himself.[/spoiler] The new protagonist, Heller, has no such changes in his view of the world. He starts out hating Mercer and Blackwatch and continues to hate Mercer and Blackwatch. His dialog is primarily comprised of juvenile threats and pointless obscenities.

MORE TO COME, MUST STEP AWAY FROM KEYBOARD...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on July 02, 2012, 04:20:00 PM
I recently discovered "Slender" some experimental and pretty atmospheric game set in the slender man mythos, still have to give it a full go, but it looks pretty creepy. a word of caution, Don't stare at them too long!

you can also see a couple of playthroughs on youtube but hey, the games free and pretty easy to start up on either a pc or mac.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on July 02, 2012, 04:47:40 PM
Played Armored Core V for about eight minutes. It offended my brain. I couldn't get to the actual game play (I don't think I finished the game's tutorial level even) before I had to turn off the game to avoid lasting damage.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: QuickreleasePersonalitY on July 08, 2012, 06:13:33 PM
M.U.L.E. is still the ne plus ultra

I still like relaxing to a nice session of Quake

The original Castle Wolfenstein will never be equaled in my mind -- such tension and sheer jumping out of the chair when being spotted and hunted by the SS

the Temple of Apshai series will always be among my favourite 'dungeon crawl' PC games

but the best game, still not being equalled by anything is

life
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Setherick on July 08, 2012, 11:11:37 PM
M.U.L.E. is still the ne plus ultra

I still like relaxing to a nice session of Quake

The original Castle Wolfenstein will never be equaled in my mind -- such tension and sheer jumping out of the chair when being spotted and hunted by the SS

the Temple of Apshai series will always be among my favourite 'dungeon crawl' PC games

but the best game, still not being equalled by anything is

life

Finally, someone that loves the old games as much as I do. I prefer the original Doom to Castle Wolfenstein as my favorite Id product though. I realized that you were talking about the Apple II game after I posted this, which I have also played and enjoyed.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: QuickreleasePersonalitY on July 09, 2012, 04:27:03 AM
Setherick,

another one that I adore is Forbidden Forest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_fVEDE24ZY
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Setherick on July 09, 2012, 07:05:01 AM
My father and I had a competition to see who could beat the Apple IIe version of Autoduel the fastest. A contest he only won by hacking the game code. My favorite text-based RPG is still Eamon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eamon_%28video_game%29).

I really cut my teeth on Dos and early Windows games like Doom, Master of Orion, Darklands (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darklands_%28video_game%29), and Covert Action (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covert_Action) though.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on July 09, 2012, 11:31:14 AM
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A contest he only won by hacking the game code.

I see your father is a follower of the James Kirk style of competition.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on July 09, 2012, 06:30:00 PM
I am now playing Deadly Premonition. A game so amazing, I have no choice but to upload videos of me playing this game to YouTube.

It's just

it's so perfectly awkward that it becomes amazingly charming.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on July 09, 2012, 06:44:05 PM
Did you figure out who [spoiler]Zack[/spoiler] is yet? It took me awhile before it clicked.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Setherick on July 09, 2012, 06:44:47 PM
Quote
A contest he only won by hacking the game code.

I see your father is a follower of the James Kirk style of competition.

Congratulations, you and I are the only two that got that reference.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on July 09, 2012, 07:01:17 PM
I think you'll find trekkies in hidden pockets all over the interwebs.

Kobiashi Maru mutha what what.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: QuickreleasePersonalitY on July 09, 2012, 07:52:02 PM
Reality was meant to be hacked

and there is a long line of reality hackers

which includes but are not limited to Jesus (hacked Romans and Judaism), Judaism (a hacker's manual, in fact) Siddartha (hacked his own mind & Hinduism), the Situationists, the OWS movement...

(I had to hack Autoduel because my poor lil mind couldn't keep up with the rules interactions)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on July 09, 2012, 08:42:02 PM
I am now playing Deadly Premonition. A game so amazing, I have no choice but to upload videos of me playing this game to YouTube.

It's just

it's so perfectly awkward that it becomes amazingly charming.

I watched the entirety of supergreatfriend's LP, and it looked absolutely amazing. Let us know when you upload the videos to Youtube!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Setherick on July 09, 2012, 09:09:20 PM
(I had to hack Autoduel because my poor lil mind couldn't keep up with the rules interactions)

I "hacked" my father off when I beat the game even after he set my armor rating to zero on my saved file and tweaked the damage for enemy cars.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Great Scott! on July 10, 2012, 09:18:48 PM
Anyone here playing or going to play Guild Wars 2?

I just bought it but haven't been able to play it though, waiting for the parts for a new comp I'm going to build this week.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on July 11, 2012, 01:28:36 AM
I didnt know that guild wars 2 came out yet. I wanna try the secret world by funcom but the gane play looks eh.... Gonna prob wait for a ten day trial.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on July 11, 2012, 01:42:23 AM
I didn't. The game releases next month but you can pre-buy it. People can also play it on the beta weekends.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Wooberman on July 11, 2012, 02:37:09 AM
Guild Wars 2?
Played it, really enjoyed it especially trucking around on WvWvW with the EU Reddit Guild.
Its amazingly impressive where the Zerg of players take you.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Great Scott! on July 11, 2012, 06:50:17 PM
Yeah, I misspoke, it doesn't come out till August 28, or 25 for people who per-ordered it. However the next beta play is the weekend of the 20th this month.

Unfortunately I'm gonna miss it... got commitments with the girlfriend.

Anyone interested in maybe making an RPPR guild once it releases?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on July 16, 2012, 08:07:03 PM
Considering you can be in multiple guilds and guest on different servers, Sure! Let's start an RPPR Guild. But I'll be on Tarnished Coast (NA) server.

Add me when you can. "Angry Tom" Or PM me with your character name and I'll add you to the RPPR Guild, we can do lame stuff like play CoC in game or something meta like that.

:D Pretty excited about this game.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on August 23, 2012, 01:13:48 AM
Ok, which one of you guys did I just run into on GW2's stress test?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on August 23, 2012, 01:24:42 AM
Ok, which one of you guys did I just run into on GW2's stress test?

It was me! Hahaha. I knew it was you.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on August 23, 2012, 10:52:02 AM
Ok, which one of you guys did I just run into on GW2's stress test?

It was me! Hahaha. I knew it was you.

It's a small internet, innit? 8D
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on August 23, 2012, 10:55:06 AM
Has anyone seen anything on Borderlands 2 yet?  As far as reviews go?  I'm tempted to pre-order it, but only if it seems that they had improved/fixed some of the issues that they should have been able to address between the two games...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on August 28, 2012, 06:12:35 PM
Just finished the DLC: Leviathan for Mass Effect 3, all I will say is this: Lovecraft is alive and well in the Mass Effect Universe. That and Caleb might have some listeners/ fans in Bioware. Enjoyed it very much.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on August 29, 2012, 05:17:14 AM
I played the 5 day trial for the secret world. It's not bad. I enjoyed my self, wouldent mind droping 50 bucks on it but not sure if ill do the sub fee Haha. Gonna wait to try out gw2 first. Free to play has such a better ring to it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on August 29, 2012, 08:07:12 PM
Gonna sound incredibly nit-picky and nerdy here (expect nothing less of a fanboy) but was playing Mass Effect 3 through the Rachni mission and totally heard FemShepard say Novera and not Noveria. For some reason I picked up on that almost instantly.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on September 11, 2012, 02:52:36 PM
Mark of the Ninja.

2D stealth/action/platformer, sort of like someone spilled Metal Gear all over Metroid.
Oh, I loves it so much.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 11, 2012, 07:30:13 PM
I beat the Fear trilogy - fun but 2 was the best blend of horror and action - 3 was too Call of Duty for my tastes.

I think the real star of the series is the architecture though - there's some great level design.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on September 11, 2012, 08:26:21 PM
I beat the Feat trilogy - fun but 2 was the best blend of horror and action - 3 was too Call of Duty for my tastes.

I think the real star of the series is the architecture though - there's some great level design.

Feat eh? lol is it about a guy investigating reanimated disembodied feet? jk.

I remember my first encounter with the Fear series, my buddies decided to show me all the big creepy jump sequences and the last was the creepiest for me. It was made all the better with the dark foggy woods I had to tread through to get home that night afterward... Thanks guys!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: SageNytell on September 11, 2012, 11:21:32 PM
My laptop comes back from repairs tomorrow, and I was planning on shelling out for Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, because I'd been playing on my friend's PS3, but then I heard about City of Heroes going under.
It's the only MMO I ever seriously played for more than a few days, so I'll be downloading the client and getting some supering in before they shut the lights off in November.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on September 12, 2012, 11:19:53 AM
I teared up pretty good when I heard, I've played the game on and off for 7 years. That's a large commitment that I'm sad to lose.

I have had the opposite reaction however. I took some pictures and whatnot but now I'm all but logged off completely.

I might jump on, my global is

@James Porter
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on September 12, 2012, 11:32:12 AM
My laptop comes back from repairs tomorrow, and I was planning on shelling out for Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, because I'd been playing on my friend's PS3, but then I heard about City of Heroes going under.
It's the only MMO I ever seriously played for more than a few days, so I'll be downloading the client and getting some supering in before they shut the lights off in November.

PC version of Dark Souls is unplayable without a gamepad, is FPS locked to about 30 fps, and limited to. . .I forget, but it's a crappy resolution too.

The are mods to fix this (already), but just thought you might want to know beforehand.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on September 12, 2012, 12:09:23 PM
If you own a Wii and enjoy western style JRPGs then I recommend Last Story. It's a fun game with a simple core mechanic and alot of fun. Well designed, interesting characters fill the game. The armor system is alot of fun as well.

The game has about seven armor models that can be upgraded directly (armor, armor+1, armor+2, etc) with roughly balanced stats at equal upgrade levels. At certain thesholds the armor model changes, adding new visual elements to the model. Players can freely change the color of individual pieces of the outfit (many of the "armors" are just clothing outfits) and can choose to remove some pieces without altering the stats on the armor. This lets you make characters look visually appealing to you since the changes carry over into all the game's video sequences.

For awhile I had my main character running around town in a bright pink men's shirt with no under shirt.


Also, Orcs Must Die 2. Great tower defense style game. Has co-op, endless mode, and a fairly challenging story mode.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on September 12, 2012, 12:32:55 PM
My laptop comes back from repairs tomorrow, and I was planning on shelling out for Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, because I'd been playing on my friend's PS3, but then I heard about City of Heroes going under.
It's the only MMO I ever seriously played for more than a few days, so I'll be downloading the client and getting some supering in before they shut the lights off in November.

PC version of Dark Souls is unplayable without a gamepad, is FPS locked to about 30 fps, and limited to. . .I forget, but it's a crappy resolution too.

The are mods to fix this (already), but just thought you might want to know beforehand.

All of this, plus Games For Windows Live. If you have a gamepad, manage to configure GFWL and you download the resolution mod,  it is a very worthwhile experience.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: SageNytell on September 12, 2012, 12:50:56 PM
Aware of all three, but thanks for the head's up. Anyway, this is all contingent on my laptop actually coming back in working order, which according to UPS we will be able to confirm or deny later today. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on September 16, 2012, 08:21:43 PM
Currently playing Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition and FTL. Both are very difficult games that will probably make you rage at times... but you just come back ten minutes later itching to play some more.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on September 16, 2012, 10:05:15 PM
Been seeing a pretty big increase in slender games, Slendermans shadow series being a very interesting take on a cat and mouse find the items types of game.

http://www.slendermansshadow.com/index.htm
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on September 17, 2012, 02:46:13 AM
Been taking a break from League of Legends to not take it so hard if I lose.

Rekindled my love of killing floor, mount and blade warband and magicka.All games I bought because of this podcast. I got most of my friends playing killing floor now as well so huzzah.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on September 17, 2012, 11:25:10 AM
Been seeing a pretty big increase in slender games, Slendermans shadow series being a very interesting take on a cat and mouse find the items types of game.

http://www.slendermansshadow.com/index.htm

Slenderman will become the next 'zombies'.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 17, 2012, 01:38:37 PM
A RPPR listener gifted me a copy of Warhammer 40k: Space Marine a while ago so I finally got around to beating it. Fun gameplay but some frustrating parts in the single player campaign. Also pretty bland level design - the backdrops are interesting but every level is made up of wide open spaces - move from room to room to fight orks and/or chaos.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on September 17, 2012, 02:01:17 PM
A friend bought me Guild Wars 2 so I'd be guilted into playing with him. It's fun, probably the longest any MMO has held my attention (coming up on a week).
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on September 17, 2012, 07:23:34 PM
Been seeing a pretty big increase in slender games, Slendermans shadow series being a very interesting take on a cat and mouse find the items types of game.

http://www.slendermansshadow.com/index.htm

Slenderman will become the next 'zombies'.

That is a very good possibility.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on September 18, 2012, 01:29:48 AM
Three hours of FTL, had a run where I ran out of fuel and was overtaken by the pursuing fleet. The game told me,
Quote
You spot a rebel ship likely to be carrying fuel reserves. You order the attack. You can still pull this off.
I managed to destroy the tender and salvage three units of fuel, then spent the next two jumps evading the fleet until I could jump clear.
I made it through the next two sectors, but then I got boarded by mantises (they get combat bonuses). In running from them, I inadvertently exposed my door controls to hard vacuum, and then the mantis ship blew up those controls. So I can't close the airlock, and I can't repair the doors because my crew is dying of asphyxiation. Oops.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on September 18, 2012, 07:32:42 AM
Yeah I wanna buy ftl. And that story just makes me want it more! Sounds exciting like dwarf fort, without the hard commands. Still love dwarf fort going on a fort now that has lasted for 5-6 years.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on September 18, 2012, 11:15:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um1zPzbRwO0

I love this game.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on September 19, 2012, 12:28:31 AM
Upgrade the doors. Makes repelling boarders so much easier.

I got boarded by mantises (again); with the blast doors trapping them, I opened their room to vacuum and used my ion blast to lock down their teleporter so they couldn't get back to their ship.

And then I laughed as they suffocated.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on September 19, 2012, 01:15:29 AM
Nice!!!!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 19, 2012, 02:02:49 AM
I gave in and got FTL. Goddamn game is like Dungeons of Dredmor in that I can't stop playing
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on September 19, 2012, 12:07:37 PM
Got it as well, I stayed up till 1 playing it, I almost never stay up that late on weeknights.

I always lose when I get boarded.

 The game is damn addictive.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on September 19, 2012, 12:32:55 PM
Got it as well, I stayed up till 1 playing it, I almost never stay up that late on weeknights.

I always lose when I get boarded.

 The game is damn addictive.

Try and fight in the medbay. Your guys will get healed while the enemies will not. Upgrading the medic station will help out a lot too.

 You can vent oxygen on rooms to force enemies out of them, and if you have enough skill at it you can guide them to other places such as the aforementioned medbay.

You can also grab medical nanobots or guardian drone, both Drone parts, which will help a lot.

And remember, just like you can get boarded, you can board enemy crafts as well when you get the teleportation upgrade.

Oh an extra tip. Try and get cloaking ASAP and at least level 3 shields. Goddamn.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on September 19, 2012, 05:08:55 PM
I've noticed that with each additional playthrough I've become far less idealistic.

When I first started I was all gungho "Save everyone even if they are bandits." Now I'm like... "What's the risk to reward ratio looking for this one? Settlers and fire eh? Fuck em'"

I went from Captain Picard to space smuggler.


The game is making me jaded and I kinda love it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on September 19, 2012, 08:58:03 PM
DL it now. haha.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on September 20, 2012, 07:42:00 PM
I keep getting really far, and then I realize I have the default weapons and can no longer damage people.

I usually have nearly max shields though so they can't really get me either.

If only I could grind in an area longer for more scrap... but the pressure is constantly on to jump to the next sector.

My best run I got to the final stand and couldn't figure out what I was supposed to do so I just waited at base thinking I could fight the mother ship when they go to the spot I was was... Nope lost the game.

I have a full crew that run though. It's amazing how fast things go when you have a crew who double man's almost every station and you can send a floating Engi to repair other vital systems.

Also, THANK YOU for the tips... I no longer worry about being boarded. My blast doors keep the enemy out in the vacuum long enough that by the time I lure them to my sick bay my crew slaughters them...

Now I just have to find a better balance instead of just buying shields and making a b-line for the endgame.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on September 20, 2012, 08:53:17 PM
If you can deal with no sensors and the occasional plasma storm stealing half your energy, hang out in nebulae. Each jump to a nebula will slow the advance of the fleet.

But maybe you shouldn't listen to me, I've only made it to sector 7 so far. But the run I'm on now has potential - seven crew in sector 2: four humans, a Zoltan, an Engi, and a Mantis.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 20, 2012, 11:53:54 PM
I beat the game for the first time (on easy) with an engi ship - I used breach bombs mk II, small bombs, and an anti ship and beam drone - disable the shields first, then let the drones go to work. I only had 3 shields so maxing out shields is a bit of a waste.

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on September 21, 2012, 01:16:16 PM
I got the engi ship and both a and b patterns for both my ships. I like the engi ship a, b is wired, no sensors 1 crew but 3 drones. The first frig b comes with 4 crew but shitty guns haha. I got to the end but man I died got the boss to 5 hull but he took out mine.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on September 22, 2012, 12:47:15 AM
BORDERLANDS 2.

ALL ZER0 ALL THE TIME. MELEE ALL THE THINGS.

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on September 23, 2012, 06:56:44 PM
Love Zeros class title: ZERO as a Number.

Im diggin Mayas Phaselocke powers. KICK-ASS!

Loving the game thus far.

(note: apologies but it appears my apostrophes button is pooched.)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on September 24, 2012, 11:16:59 PM
Mark of the Ninja will be on Steam on October 16.

It's good, really.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on September 25, 2012, 07:27:26 PM
Well I beat FTL on normal finally. I haven't even beet it on easy yet, haha, I got to the end boss like 4-5 times on easy but couldn't get him past phase 1. Today I go in on normal with the engi B ship, and dominated the whole way threw. Had 2 anti ship drones 1, 1 defense drone 1. 2 burst lasers 2, and a small bomb, Used my teleporter and teleported in my 2 hummies into to there wepon battery's after I small bombed them and killed the weapons.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on September 27, 2012, 09:51:46 PM
Hey. So uh, Steam sales. Just bought Rome: Total War for $1. Even though I already own the game. Because it's that much of a great deal.

If you're a history buff, like Grand Strategy or simply love video-games, you should definitely pick up on this sale.

http://store.steampowered.com/sale/TotalWarWeekend/?snr=1_4_4__118
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Shallazar on October 12, 2012, 03:59:29 PM
Playin the XCOM.

My Squad of Majors wiped during a raid on an alien base. Sold!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: ThadExMachina on October 12, 2012, 08:41:28 PM
Oh, man.

I need XCOM.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on October 13, 2012, 12:26:00 AM
50 bucks for a game that looks like it belongs in a 10 buck IoS market. But i still wanna play it Haha. Just gotta wait for steam summer sale.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on October 13, 2012, 01:19:15 AM
50 bucks for a game that looks like it belongs in a 10 buck IoS market. But i still wanna play it Haha. Just gotta wait for steam summer sale.

honestly graphics are a bit of a turnoff for me in a game - if a game has cutting edge graphics, it means they had to spend most of their budget on that and it almost always means the gameplay is simpler than what it could be otherwise. This isn't always true, but if your game has bleeding edge visuals, you spent millions of dollars on that and you can't afford to take risks like a smaller budget game would.

I've spent more time in Killing Floor than Left 4 Dead 2 and more time in Dungeons of Dredmor than any other RPG.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on October 13, 2012, 03:33:11 AM
Friend of mine was telling me about the old X-Com games and if there's even 1/4 of the depth there I want to try it out.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on October 13, 2012, 09:59:36 AM
I don't realy care much about graphics. It's the point that its multi platform and thats the sole reason for the high price. They could have made it pc only threw on a 20-30 buck price tag. Or app market too for the same price point. I've watched total biscuits wtf is, and he loves it, (along with some great let's play) but it is buggy as hell with clipping, and I don't like randomness of your troop classes, should have control of there class. With all this said, I want to play the game but its just priced out of my range.

I also wish i coukd get ftl on the app market. But for the price on steam its priced great and has provided me many hours of game play.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Great Scott! on October 16, 2012, 10:12:28 PM
Well I suckered my roommate into buying me Xcom. Gotta say, I've loved every minute of playing it. The intro/tutorial is very railroaded though, made me a bit frustrated. However, since then it's been a blast. I highly recommend it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: crawlkill on October 18, 2012, 05:13:56 PM
XCOM is depressingly random, though, and combat variety's preeetty limited. game's just about scurryin from cover to cover and hoping the enemies you haven't yet detected don't get a flank on you. I prefer my turn-based strategy a little less swingy (and can I think of an example I cannot).

it could definitely easily be an iOS title.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on October 18, 2012, 05:18:05 PM
Playing Borderlands, the first one, for the first time through.

Got FTL and managed to get the Zoltan ship to the last stand and beat the flagship... at which point it came back, launched like a dozen drones at me and wasted me completely. WTF?!

Did get the layout B for the Zoltan though. Made it to section 5 without raising reactor output and killed a ship with my special shield still up.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on October 18, 2012, 06:05:22 PM
I'm trying to play borderlands since I never beat it. Most of my friends have played it all the way through more than once. so I tend to get bored playing alone.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on October 18, 2012, 09:55:02 PM
Playing Borderlands, the first one, for the first time through.

Got FTL and managed to get the Zoltan ship to the last stand and beat the flagship... at which point it came back, launched like a dozen drones at me and wasted me completely. WTF?!

Did get the layout B for the Zoltan though. Made it to section 5 without raising reactor output and killed a ship with my special shield still up.

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Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on October 19, 2012, 06:57:27 PM
Hotline Miami looks fucking sweet. Also, you can use a rooster mask, which might appeal to certain audiences who enjoy using a chicken suit in Killing Floor....  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqpZMsZBdNQ
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moose Fisher on October 25, 2012, 12:55:45 PM
I've been playing The Binding of Isaac again since I got the expansion.  It's got a lot of the good rogue-like elements without the frustrating bullshit (I swear to God, if I get banished to the Abyss in DungeonCrawl:Stone Soup one more time...).  Plus you get to fight monsters with your own tears; sometimes blood too.

All together, the game and expansion are the best $8 I've ever spent.

EDIT: I can't seem to figure out the forum magics to embed youtube videos, so here's a link to a trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVbwMbQdeaU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVbwMbQdeaU)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on October 25, 2012, 01:26:28 PM
Hotline Miami is great.

Speaking of chicken masks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrCYBWdxrT8
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on November 04, 2012, 02:05:50 AM
Watching roommates play FTL, makes me really want to buy it.  But I know there will be a Steam Sale, or it will be in the Humble Indie Bundle at some point, since I don't have time for a lot of games, I'm trying to hold back...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 04, 2012, 02:33:43 PM
It's 10 bucks dude and better than most new AAA titles.

The same applies to Hotline Miami.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on November 05, 2012, 02:45:54 AM
Hotline Miami, is well worth the deal if that's the type of game your looking for, I recomend watching total biscuits, wtf is hotline Miami, before buying it. Looks good for the nice cheap price, looks fun, but just isn't what I'm looking for in a game.

As for ftl better then most AAA titles I agree, look at xcom, its already droped in price less then a month out. clearly I'm not the only one who thinks its priced out of its range. And you get the pre order skins as a dlc now for 4 bucks. Still saving 6 bucks.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 05, 2012, 11:45:27 PM
I am tearing it up in Sleeping Dogs. It's pretty awesome.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on November 06, 2012, 09:53:27 PM
Since I got it free, playing Little Big Planet on Vita, its kinda bullshit.

Pretty crap platforming, you have very little precision in the controls, and can barely get off the ground when jumping, yet the level designers seem to think its a much tighter platformer than it actually is.

And FFS the back touchpad is all kinds of crap (still, much better implementation in this game than others like Little Deviants), and tilting controls are worse, yet the game thinks they're awesome.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: SageNytell on November 06, 2012, 10:10:54 PM
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition.  ;D
My computer really isn't specced to handle it or I need to download one of the fan patches, because it chugs like a choo-choo, but the nice side is I've gotten good at parrying, what with the extra long animation frames. Absolutely digging the game though, been watching a blind LP on Something Awful and it's still fun to try and muscle through it myself with my giant Ultra Greatsword.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on November 07, 2012, 02:33:10 PM
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition.  ;D
My computer really isn't specced to handle it or I need to download one of the fan patches, because it chugs like a choo-choo, but the nice side is I've gotten good at parrying, what with the extra long animation frames. Absolutely digging the game though, been watching a blind LP on Something Awful and it's still fun to try and muscle through it myself with my giant Ultra Greatsword.

It's locked to 30 frames on the PC (just like the console version) but there's patches to unlock that.

I do not like Dark Souls or its design philosophies. I hope you enjoy the game more than I did.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: SageNytell on November 07, 2012, 03:11:11 PM
Having played on my friend's PS3 and my laptop both, I can tell you that whatever lag is coming through is absolutely NOT the frame lock.
I fucking love Dark Souls and the entire design philosophy of it being a balls-hard game with a relatively complex combat system and a steep learning curve appeals to me quite a bit. The same thing in a tabletop game would probably cause me to hate it. Different strokes, I suppose.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 07, 2012, 04:20:02 PM
Played the first part of Darksiders 2. It's pretty metal. Waiting to get my own.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 07, 2012, 11:44:31 PM
anyone want to trade something for a copy of DOTA 2? I got 3 copies to trade.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 08, 2012, 02:12:20 AM
Finished Sleeping Dogs. It was a pretty good ride. Be good for a suspense focused low power Wild Talents game.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on November 08, 2012, 10:18:54 AM
anyone want to trade something for a copy of DOTA 2? I got 3 copies to trade.

What's up with the release of that game?  Is the game that we've been able to play a beta or something?

I'm just confused because I haven't really been able to tell...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on November 08, 2012, 11:24:05 AM
Having played on my friend's PS3 and my laptop both, I can tell you that whatever lag is coming through is absolutely NOT the frame lock.
I fucking love Dark Souls and the entire design philosophy of it being a balls-hard game with a relatively complex combat system and a steep learning curve appeals to me quite a bit. The same thing in a tabletop game would probably cause me to hate it. Different strokes, I suppose.


I've got Dark Souls on the PC too, but haven't played too much of it. Hit me up on Steam sometime and we could get some jolly co-operation going.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on November 08, 2012, 09:00:35 PM
Finished Darksiders. No, no, the first one.

I'm starting Space Marine. Shouldn't take long, right?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 08, 2012, 11:06:57 PM
Prepare to sigh alot of you are  40K fan.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moondog on November 09, 2012, 12:34:18 AM
Having played on my friend's PS3 and my laptop both, I can tell you that whatever lag is coming through is absolutely NOT the frame lock.
I fucking love Dark Souls and the entire design philosophy of it being a balls-hard game with a relatively complex combat system and a steep learning curve appeals to me quite a bit. The same thing in a tabletop game would probably cause me to hate it. Different strokes, I suppose.

Leaving aside my opinion that aside from a few shining gems (such as the last boss fight), most of the game isn't legitimately difficult or challenging, what makes you say that the combat system is complex?

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on November 09, 2012, 10:07:22 AM
Having played on my friend's PS3 and my laptop both, I can tell you that whatever lag is coming through is absolutely NOT the frame lock.
I fucking love Dark Souls and the entire design philosophy of it being a balls-hard game with a relatively complex combat system and a steep learning curve appeals to me quite a bit. The same thing in a tabletop game would probably cause me to hate it. Different strokes, I suppose.

Leaving aside my opinion that aside from a few shining gems (such as the last boss fight), most of the game isn't legitimately difficult or challenging, what makes you say that the combat system is complex?

Watching my friends play and beat both and playing a bit of both myself, I would say that Demon Souls is that high difficulty, whereas Dark Souls is more "standard" in difficulty...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Great Scott! on November 14, 2012, 12:45:17 AM
As Tadanori said, Space Marine was not very satisfying at all. Rather disappointing actually.

On a different note, has anyone played Natural Selection 2? It's different in that it mixes RTS and FPS with units and commanders being real players. It can be a lot of fun, especially if you win. Very satisfying. I recommend checking it out, it might be a good game for a lot of you. It's especially fun to just mess around with your friends in as well.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on December 02, 2012, 11:04:36 AM
Space Marine. Ugh. I'm done with it.
I still enjoy the Kill Team dual-stick shooter, though.

I have been playing Castle Crashers with my daughters, we finally finished it, even if they did spend the majority of the final fight dead. (The pink knight's giant lollipop weapon and rainbow magic attack are pretty amusing.)

I am replaying Mark of the Ninja on NG+. Last night I couldn't help but notice how much the Magic Ninja Plant looks like the Vhrool Oil logo from the Call of Cthulhu comics.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on December 02, 2012, 12:51:01 PM
I picked up a ton on the Thanksgiving Steam sales.

Terraria, Left for Dead 2, Darksiders 2, Alan Wake, and Magicka. I'm also playing Borderlands again with a friend online and I've got Dishonored.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on December 02, 2012, 02:58:50 PM
Xcom, sleeping dogs, ravaged, chivalry, the haunted, the walking dead, and spec ops the line for me.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on December 04, 2012, 04:03:39 PM
I'm getting all the bang for my buck out of my Playstation Vita. Two games were released just recently, Persona 4 Golden and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. Both are Japanese games but extremely good ones at that. If any of you buy a PS Vita, both games are highly recommended.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Moose Fisher on December 04, 2012, 04:10:09 PM
Awesomenauts has been pretty awesome.
It's got a lot of MOBA elements like DOTA or LoL, but it's a lot more laid back with the ability to drop in and out of games.
The music is pretty cool too.

This is my favorite character, a space viking with a 3-hit-combo, earthquake, and can throw people behind him.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbutr2JfnVo
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on December 04, 2012, 09:04:23 PM
I'm getting all the bang for my buck out of my Playstation Vita. Two games were released just recently, Persona 4 Golden and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. Both are Japanese games but extremely good ones at that. If any of you buy a PS Vita, both games are highly recommended.

Does Persona 4 Golden have the Japanese voices included? or is it dub only?

I was also finally getting some use out of my Vita thanks to Playstation Plus, just got done playing through Gravity Rush (awesome), and started/quit Uncharted (crap), and was looking at P4G as the next one to play.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on December 05, 2012, 11:56:35 AM
I'm getting all the bang for my buck out of my Playstation Vita. Two games were released just recently, Persona 4 Golden and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. Both are Japanese games but extremely good ones at that. If any of you buy a PS Vita, both games are highly recommended.

Does Persona 4 Golden have the Japanese voices included? or is it dub only?

I was also finally getting some use out of my Vita thanks to Playstation Plus, just got done playing through Gravity Rush (awesome), and started/quit Uncharted (crap), and was looking at P4G as the next one to play.

Unfortunately, the only choice is dubbed. I'm okay with that though, the voice acting is indeed quite good. Except for a few minor characters with annoying voice, there was only one that was kinda grating at first and even for that one I eventually got used to it. (Chie's voice, if you know which character I mean.)

Zero Escape does have Japanese voice acting as well as English voice acting, you can choose which one you want when you start or load a game. But, that game definitely had some of the best English voice acting I've heard for any video-game and the story kept me gripped for the entire 35 hours it took me. (I finally finished it just yesterday, and the story will probably stick with me for a very long time. It's that good.)

I haven't heard about Gravity Rush, I'll check it out. Thanks!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on December 05, 2012, 10:16:21 PM
Gravity Rush is cool because the art style and gameplay are good, the world is interesting, and she flies around like Pumaman. Its one of the games you get free with Playstation Plus.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Snake-Eyes on December 09, 2012, 01:48:06 PM
http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/12/08/street-fighter-x-mega-man-announcement-trailer
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on December 16, 2012, 08:07:47 PM
The Secret World is now free to play, 30 Bucks for the game on steam, you get full access to the game, if you sub to it for 15 bucks a month you get 10 bucks to the cash shop a free gift and a bonus to exp/month. so 30 bucks for the game and you get everything you normally would have gotten. pretty good deal. Im prob gonna buy it this week. very excited fun cthulu based MMO the combat is ok but the investigation missions are fun as hell.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on December 16, 2012, 09:36:26 PM
Nice, I just bought The Secret World as well, but I got it from Amazon for $15 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007VTVKG6/). Still downloading it since it's a hefty 15 gigs, but I really want to play it.

Supposedly it takes a lot of influence from the Cthulhu Mythos, and there might even be a mission where you fight Cthulhu himself!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on December 16, 2012, 10:03:07 PM
Theres an end boss of the first instance thats very cthulu looking. Good deal btw 15 on amazon. 
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Teuthic on December 16, 2012, 10:04:54 PM
So I just got Fez; it's tons of fun, and also incredibly pretty. Some of the puzzles are ridiculously hard, which makes it all the better for someone like me.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on December 16, 2012, 10:32:56 PM
Nice, I just bought The Secret World as well, but I got it from Amazon for $15 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007VTVKG6/). Still downloading it since it's a hefty 15 gigs, but I really want to play it.

Supposedly it takes a lot of influence from the Cthulhu Mythos, and there might even be a mission where you fight Cthulhu himself!

Not a steam compatible version I see. I'll wait for the Steam Xmas sale.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on December 17, 2012, 12:41:04 AM
Nice, I just bought The Secret World as well, but I got it from Amazon for $15 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007VTVKG6/). Still downloading it since it's a hefty 15 gigs, but I really want to play it.

Supposedly it takes a lot of influence from the Cthulhu Mythos, and there might even be a mission where you fight Cthulhu himself!

Not a steam compatible version I see. I'll wait for the Steam Xmas sale.

True. Then again, like most MMOs, you launch it from a separate client. I bought it off Amazon, it gave me a key which I used to register an account, and downloaded the client from the Funcom website.

It doesn't really have Steam achievements or anything of the sort, so it's not like you'd be missing much by buying it from Amazon.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on December 19, 2012, 12:44:57 AM
You should be able to add it to steam on the bottom left it will say add game key, enter the game key and it should add the game to your steam library,  thats how I did my newest version of bloodbowl.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on December 19, 2012, 01:54:34 AM
Friend bought me Guild Wars 2 for Christmas. I like it. Although I'm having trouble with  the more action oriented MMO. It requires you to dodge and stick and move or set up traps to win most fights.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on December 19, 2012, 08:46:35 AM
You should be able to add it to steam on the bottom left it will say add game key, enter the game key and it should add the game to your steam library,  thats how I did my newest version of bloodbowl.

Unfortunately no, that was the first thing I tried when I got the game key. It cannot be registered through Steam.

Been playing some more The Secret World, I've probably invested five hours into it and I'm still in the first area. There is a lot of quests and content packed into the game, and I absolutely love investigation missions since they actually require you to think and solve puzzles.

Illuminati ftw!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on December 19, 2012, 10:12:37 AM
Damn figured that would work! I did the 7 day trail back in Aug, but didn't have the money to fork over 15 bucks a month. The investigation missions are fun! there's one where you have to learn mores code!!! I bought it off steam today due to the amazon sale being over  >:( Anyways. What server you playing on.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on December 19, 2012, 11:37:09 AM
Damn figured that would work! I did the 7 day trail back in Aug, but didn't have the money to fork over 15 bucks a month. The investigation missions are fun! there's one where you have to learn mores code!!! I bought it off steam today due to the amazon sale being over  >:( Anyways. What server you playing on.

The default one (Daemon, I think is the name.) I'm playing as Illuminati, specializing on assault rifles and soon blood magic, to both heal and do some damage.

I heard it's possible to switch around servers if you have someone on your friend's list on another server, but haven't tried that out yet.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on December 19, 2012, 04:56:21 PM
Humble Indie Bundle 7 is out: https://www.humblebundle.com/
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on December 19, 2012, 05:10:18 PM
Damn figured that would work! I did the 7 day trail back in Aug, but didn't have the money to fork over 15 bucks a month. The investigation missions are fun! there's one where you have to learn mores code!!! I bought it off steam today due to the amazon sale being over  >:( Anyways. What server you playing on.

The default one (Daemon, I think is the name.) I'm playing as Illuminati, specializing on assault rifles and soon blood magic, to both heal and do some damage.

I heard it's possible to switch around servers if you have someone on your friend's list on another server, but haven't tried that out yet.

Ah yeah I see that, (http://www.thesecretworld.com/news/blog_single_server_technology_in_the_secret_world) I forgot all about it, basically outside of PvP your home server don't matter. you can only PvP on your home server, since the way they have it set up of 75v75. haha! well anyways my name is Boyos, Ive finished all of Kings *cough* innsmouth *cough* Kingsmonth starting zone already, but if you need help let me know. I'm Illuminati also! playing on the Arcadia server.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on December 19, 2012, 06:00:29 PM
Quote
Humble Indie Bundle 7 is out: https://www.humblebundle.com/

Bought for 10. Get that average up you PC assholes!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on December 19, 2012, 06:59:47 PM
I already have Dungeon Defenders but not all of the DLC. I'm gonna pick up this bundle but can anyone who already purchased it already tell me, Do you get codes for each of the DLC's seperately? If so I can gift the Copy of Dungeon Defenders to someone and keep the DLC to myself.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on December 20, 2012, 12:50:53 AM
I already have Dungeon Defenders but not all of the DLC. I'm gonna pick up this bundle but can anyone who already purchased it already tell me, Do you get codes for each of the DLC's seperately? If so I can gift the Copy of Dungeon Defenders to someone and keep the DLC to myself.

Nah, you get a single code for the game and the DLC.  But each game has a separate code this time (usually it's one for the bundle).  Technically you aren't supposed to gift part of the package away (you either buy it for yourself or a gift), but they don't have any way of checking.  But again, it's pay what you want, so quite frankly, just get a friend the bundle too... :P
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on December 21, 2012, 11:40:54 AM
mmmm, Fish and Chips...

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/Scottec1425/Boyos_picture001_zps004a96e8.png)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on December 22, 2012, 02:13:40 PM
What game is that from?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on December 22, 2012, 03:03:35 PM
What game is that from?

I would assume The Secret World as that was the previous topic of conversation (and in context makes sense).  BUT I could be completely wrong...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on December 22, 2012, 03:48:45 PM
Yeah, it's The Secret World. The game has a bunch of references to Lovecraft, conspiracies, horror stories and pop culture. It's one of the charms of the game. :D
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on December 22, 2012, 03:58:13 PM
Yeah, it's The Secret World. The game has a bunch of references to Lovecraft, conspiracies, horror stories and pop culture. It's one of the charms of the game. :D

I am definitely interested in this now that there is no subscription.  If it gets a nice sale, I'll grab it to check it out...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on December 22, 2012, 03:59:45 PM
Secret World. It has a town that's a version of Innsmouth with lots of creepy Lovecraft references.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on December 22, 2012, 04:05:33 PM
Secret World. It has a town that's a version of Innsmouth with lots of creepy Lovecraft references.

Kingsmouth, a cross between Kingsport and Innsmouth  ;D
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on January 01, 2013, 08:47:09 PM
Spaceteam. It's iOS, it's free, and it's a co-op multiplayer game. Like, local multiplayer. You act as crew members of a starship trying to outrun a supernova, and every player gets a control panel full of switches, dials, and buttons. You also each get one instruction to follow, but the wired control might not be on your panel. So what we got was my wife, my daughter, and I all shouting nonsense sci-fi instructions at each other (Engage astro pipe! Vent Turing defibrillator! Rearrange deck chairs!).

It is totally great.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on January 02, 2013, 03:28:48 PM
Speaking of iOS/Android games.

Knights of Pen and Paper is an awesome game. It's a great time waster and the way the game lets you spend earned cash on either in game equipment or pizza ect for the players is awesome. Plus both things have distinct advantages. It's so meta, you are controlling players who are playing a game, so through them get the story... I like it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on January 05, 2013, 06:14:21 PM
Good call on the Knights of Pen and Paper. It's really fun!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on January 09, 2013, 03:48:28 PM
Good call on the Knights of Pen and Paper. It's really fun!

It is the only phone game/app I have ever paid for. I always get only the free stuff.

I'm glad I made an exception.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on January 09, 2013, 06:29:58 PM
as soon as I told Caleb and Aaron about Knights, they immediately bought it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mixmastermax on January 09, 2013, 11:38:11 PM
Bastion, Borderlands 2, and always Minecraft
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on January 10, 2013, 09:37:15 AM
Speaking of iOS/Android games.

Knights of Pen and Paper is an awesome game. It's a great time waster and the way the game lets you spend earned cash on either in game equipment or pizza ect for the players is awesome. Plus both things have distinct advantages. It's so meta, you are controlling players who are playing a game, so through them get the story... I like it.

Great game! glad you recommend this to us! I bought it last night and played threw my whole shift haha!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on January 10, 2013, 01:11:05 PM
Woo looks like a big hit!

On that note I actually beat the story line of the game last night. It was fun, and I am glad it isn't over yet. Plus I started a new game with all the stuff I unlocked to try out the other classes.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on January 13, 2013, 02:52:11 AM
There is a giveaway of closed-beta keys for a game called Warframe, which has been described to me as a mix between Alien Swarm and Mass Effect 3. The game is 4 person co-op where you level up a character with different abilities.

The closed-beta giveaway keys are in MMOBomb.com (http://www.mmobomb.com/giveaway/warframe-beta-keys) and in MMORPG.com (http://www.mmorpg.com/giveaways.cfm/offer/406/Warframe-Beta-Key-Giveaway-Event.html) They are very limited, so grab one while you still can!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on January 14, 2013, 01:22:53 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjTq4dTxh1w&feature=youtube_gdata_player  hers a wtf is warframe. Looks intresting.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on January 20, 2013, 04:16:39 AM
This looks good too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uPNPSFhheM&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on January 20, 2013, 07:54:38 PM
Average happenings in a bugged Crusader Kings 2 game.

(http://i.imgur.com/bdBra.jpg)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on January 20, 2013, 10:17:06 PM
I love when quirky/buggy game behavior spawns weird game stories like that.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on January 21, 2013, 11:31:34 AM
Playing Assassin's Creed 3. Odd mix of loving it and disliking it. The glitches and errors, while  normally minor, make things jump too much for me to really enjoy some sections. The homestead aspect is by far my favorite part of the game; I think a spin off is in order.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on January 21, 2013, 08:59:04 PM
Lego Batman 2, with my oldest daughter (9). It's actually fun, but the drawback is that she really wants to play as Supergirl, and you don't unlock her until you've done absolutely everything else.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on January 25, 2013, 12:51:23 PM
I've been playing Fable 3 on the PC and so far I'm not sure what all the fuss was about. My friends all demonize this game like it was some terrible piece of crap. I rather enjoy it. I never played Fable 2 but Fable 1 was pretty fun.

Maybe I'm just not far enough in the story to know what the bad stuff is. I've been spending most of my time amassing resources with which to purchase all the homes in all the cities I have available.

I own a few buisnesses as well but I'm more interested in becoming a real estate mogul than a hero apparently.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on January 25, 2013, 01:24:28 PM
The thing with Fable is that it starts off good, and then at a certain point when you have 5 times the money of the whole world combined and own pretty much everything and have 3 wives, you realize that the story is kinda bland, and you've been doing everything but the campaign except when you need to.

I played Fable 2 and 3, and only got halfway through both.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on January 25, 2013, 04:42:33 PM
The thing with Fable is that it starts off good, and then at a certain point when you have 5 times the money of the whole world combined and own pretty much everything and have 3 wives, you realize that the story is kinda bland, and you've been doing everything but the campaign except when you need to.

I played Fable 2 and 3, and only got halfway through both.

Yes, this is my thought exactly.

Anyway, thread related: signed up for the Elder Scrolls Online beta, so we'll see if I get an invite...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on January 25, 2013, 05:00:17 PM
So in Febuary us PS3 brats are finally getting some Skyrim DLC and it's supposedly half price too!

I am cautiously optimistic.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Darksaw on January 25, 2013, 06:05:24 PM
Chivalry has a free weekend on steam. I recommend you try it out.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on January 25, 2013, 09:35:36 PM
Chivalry has a free weekend on steam. I recommend you try it out.

This. It's a great game and I ever get tired of hacking people's limbs off. Also, fuck archers.

The thing with Fable is that it starts off good, and then at a certain point when you have 5 times the money of the whole world combined and own pretty much everything and have 3 wives, you realize that the story is kinda bland, and you've been doing everything but the campaign except when you need to.

My thoughts exactly. At one point in the game I had way too much money and nothing to spend it on, except more property to generate more money.

Though I will grant the game, I really made an emotional link with the dog follower in both Fable 2 and 3.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on January 26, 2013, 03:41:11 PM
Skyrim: Late Adoption

Which platform should I buy for?
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Post by: Flawless P on January 26, 2013, 04:58:36 PM
PC always PC.

Bethesda shouldn't even release stuff for the consoles anymore. I have it for the PS3 and I loved it but with all the awesome mods out now you'd be doing yourself a disservice to not get it on the PC.

Also most of the nastiest bugs affect the game can usually be fixed via console commands.
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Post by: Mckma on January 26, 2013, 10:21:38 PM
PC always PC.

Bethesda shouldn't even release stuff for the consoles anymore. I have it for the PS3 and I loved it but with all the awesome mods out now you'd be doing yourself a disservice to not get it on the PC.

Also most of the nastiest bugs affect the game can usually be fixed via console commands.

Don't they patch in fixes too?

And yes, in general I feel that PC tends to be the best platform for most games (give the option), especially with the ease of plug and play controllers these days...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on January 28, 2013, 12:00:44 PM
Quote from: Mckma
Don't they patch in fixes too?

And yes, in general I feel that PC tends to be the best platform for most games (give the option), especially with the ease of plug and play controllers these days...

Generally the patches fix most of the issues on all platforms, but waiting for updates can feel like an eternity sometimes.

Also for a newish game, I let my buddy borrow my GW2 account since my PC can barely run it.

I like the game though. Also I'm building a new PC in the middle of Febuary and it's going to be amazing!

Cannot freaking wait.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on January 28, 2013, 01:10:20 PM
Finished Assassin's Creed 3. Didn't make a ton of sense. Credits took way longer than the ending cinematic.

Now starting Anarchy Reigns.

Got a copy of Last Remnant for PC. It's one of my favorite games, though for the life of me I can't explain why. It's buggy with weird storytelling and gives you virtually no control over your units beyond basic instructions and only lets you control your own equipment, not the equipment of your allies (of which you'll likely have about thirty).

There's just something... entralling about it. Mass combat, the unit vs unit approach, the fast pace of each round of combat, and interesting character design keep me coming back. The PC version, even having only played it for an hour or so, is already vastly superior to my XBOX 360 version. Load times are short, especially in combat (on the consule edition individuals would sometimes stand, weapon ready, for three or four seconds while their attack animation loaded), and the frame rate is much, much higher.

Also, four armed cat-people can quad-wield wax axes, giant fishmen have the most HP, and frog people are good with magic.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on January 28, 2013, 01:58:35 PM
finally got around to beating Xcom because once you start playing Xcom you can't be expected to play it in moderation. Thad was the psychic volunteer who wound up saving the world. And he was black. and Canadian.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on January 29, 2013, 03:02:25 PM
Does anyone with a Steam account want a copy of DotA 2? I have it and apparently I've been given free copies to give out. I've got two going spare in case someone had been itching to try it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on January 29, 2013, 03:54:43 PM
I also have 3 copies so when you are out people can snag some from me as well.

I never play the damn game... I tried it, liked League of Legends more and moved on with my life.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on January 29, 2013, 03:54:58 PM
I have 6 copies of DOTA 2.
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Post by: Tadanori Oyama on January 29, 2013, 05:33:46 PM
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I never play the damn game... I tried it, liked League of Legends more and moved on with my life.

You speak of my own life, sir. So far I've found one hero in DotA2 that I like and am actually capable of playing with any ability.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on January 29, 2013, 09:03:09 PM
What is this DotA2 thing you speak of, and how does one play it?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on January 29, 2013, 09:17:03 PM
It's a MOBA game. There are five players on each side and you try to destroy each others' bases.

DotA is short of "Defense of the Ancients", which was a custom map for Warcraft 3, one of the first RTS games with 'hero' units. Basically each player is a 'hero' leading waves of minions which clash in three 'lanes' inter-cut with connecting passages. You gain gold and XP as minions and enemy heroes are killed, increasing mana, hp, and leveling up your abilities as you do so. Each lane is lined with defensive towers, which you need to knock down to each the enemy base.

It's a recent genre with DotA 2 being the heir to the origin. It's made by Valve and is basically just a graphically improved version of the original DotA. Other MOBA games include League of Legends, Smite, and Heroes of Northrend.
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Post by: Flawless P on January 30, 2013, 11:19:47 AM
It's made by Valve and is basically just a graphically improved version of the original DotA.

Couldn't agree more.

I learned the Sharpshooter. He's insanely OP, there is a certain point where he can autoattack towers from outside their range.

Either way I'm Flawless P on League of Legends if you care to join me. I'm overwhelmingly average. As Mckma can attest to by the 1-2 game we've played together XD.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on January 30, 2013, 02:10:58 PM
I play Venom on DotA2. All passive except for the on/off power that augements attacks. Simple and dangerous. He's the only character I've ever won a game with. Hell, only one I've gotten a passive score with.

I thought I was doing well until I played Ranked. That is some rough competition. I'll probably friend you next time I'm on.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on February 07, 2013, 03:50:24 PM
I have 6 copies of DOTA 2.

I have 4 copies left.

I am terribad at the game but if you want to try to do some kind of RPPR game it might be fun.

I've been wanting to get involved in said games but my computer is ancient and I'm on PST.

I am building a new machine in a few weeks though so maybe I'll join in on a game one of these days.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Leviathan on February 07, 2013, 08:29:59 PM
I started up Max Payne 3 after holding off on it for a while and was extremely disappointed. Apparently loads of people like it, but I really disliked it. Introducing a cover mechanic and having huge battles mixed horribly with the old and awesome Max. At least the story was decent when it doesn't go full retard.

And I haven't played it yet, but I recently picked up Antichamber (http://www.antichamber-game.com/), which seems like a crazy ride.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on February 08, 2013, 07:23:14 PM
I basically never used cover in Max Payne 3. It's there for people who REALLY need it, but you will still get shot from behind cover and it's better to keep moving to dodge bullets, even when not using bullet-time.

I didn't really have a problem with huge firefights, and I finished the game in Hard difficulty (sometimes I play a few levels in hardcore but haven't really finished the campaign a second time) and the difficulty was hard at times, but fair. With enough ammo, bullet time and reflexes you can get through all the game's challenges, even if you die a few times.

... Then again, I really like Dark Souls, so I'm not the one to ask about appropriate difficulty in videogames. :x
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Teuthic on February 09, 2013, 04:36:52 PM
I finally got around to getting a copy of Deus Ex. I am amazed that the boring protagonist literally has built-in douchebag sunglasses.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on February 12, 2013, 01:07:34 AM
Ive been playing omerta city of gangsters. Thats been fun has a city building style mixed with xcom light style combat missions. Been pretty fun.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Snake-Eyes on February 12, 2013, 10:50:30 PM
Ross I know you were looking forward to the new Aliens game and I don't know how much you follow reviews but this one doesn't bode well for the game. http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/02/12/aliens-colonial-marines-360ps3-review
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Post by: QuickreleasePersonalitY on February 12, 2013, 11:23:41 PM
^^^ heard aboot that

that it is finally revealed that the Aliens are really just burn-victim furries (who like hugging and pouncing) who also had Asperger's and their troubles with living in a cold and meaningless universe...
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Post by: QuickreleasePersonalitY on February 12, 2013, 11:35:57 PM
_a bevvy of stuff for a magpie mind_

Primordia -- gorgeous sounds, good writin', a radio-play sensibility (i really enjoy this author's works -- and he isn't afraid to fail/experiment it seems http://www.wadjeteyegames.com/)


http://www.gametrekking.com/ has some fun 'games' on it -- The Killer is my current favourite.  the author travels to other countries, writes aboot them, and maybe composes a 'game' around the country...


Quake -- still so relaxin after all these years...some lovely Lovecraft surfing...


Spelunky -- still endless procedurally generated fun for the whole family...


Knytt Stories -- gives just the right amount of information, letting my imagination fill in the rest.  the stories that other people have created range from the super silly to the insanely puzzle-ridden :3

and so it goes...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: CommissarKip on February 13, 2013, 08:44:58 AM
Ross I know you were looking forward to the new Aliens game and I don't know how much you follow reviews but this one doesn't bode well for the game. http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/02/12/aliens-colonial-marines-360ps3-review
Yeah Ross, I've got to disappoint you. I don't know if you've already played it (see how I went through a temporal shift there?) but it didn't really tickle my fancy.

It's sad to see how they manage to do something stupid with these IPs. I mean, you would say they'd have learnt by now?!

Still, if you want to play multiplayer or co-op I'll be your man. It's not as bad if played co-op. 
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Post by: Flawless P on February 13, 2013, 11:31:08 AM
I was hoping it would be good, since Alien Vs. Predator (1, and 2 VIDEO GAMES only) we're awesome.

Multiplayer mode with Alien Lifecycle was too fun. All the aliens spawn as face huggers and have to get the drop on someone. Then they pop out and have a small chance to become a queen.

Predators have awesome stealth and sniper weapons and the humans had smart guns for all the spray and pray.

I kinda wanna find my old copies now, so fun.

Predaliens are scary. Cause one of my first ever Oh SHIT moments in video games.

Walking down a hallway. Hear something in the ducts above me... Stop for a second. Keep Walking.

Keep checking behind me. Get about halfway down the hall and a Predalien drops in from the duct. I scream OH SHIT over and over again while backing up and unloading a pistol clip into it.

I ran out of ammo, went man mode and stabbed it once and it died.

So fun.
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Post by: CommissarKip on February 13, 2013, 11:54:38 AM
I was hoping it would be good, since Alien Vs. Predator (1, and 2 VIDEO GAMES only) we're awesome.

Multiplayer mode with Alien Lifecycle was too fun. All the aliens spawn as face huggers and have to get the drop on someone. Then they pop out and have a small chance to become a queen.

Predators have awesome stealth and sniper weapons and the humans had smart guns for all the spray and pray.

I kinda wanna find my old copies now, so fun.

Predaliens are scary. Cause one of my first ever Oh SHIT moments in video games.

Walking down a hallway. Hear something in the ducts above me... Stop for a second. Keep Walking.

Keep checking behind me. Get about halfway down the hall and a Predalien drops in from the duct. I scream OH SHIT over and over again while backing up and unloading a pistol clip into it.

I ran out of ammo, went man mode and stabbed it once and it died.

So fun.
I totally agree! It was so awesome.

AvP 2 was also very enjoyable - but this new game is terrible beyond worlds. Besides sloppy animations, UT era textures and idiotic AI it just felt like I was playing a $5 bargain breaker game. Far Cry 3 and even the new Black Ops are light-years ahead of this game. I have no idea why management decided that this game was fit for release (actually I do, it's just trying to break even).
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on February 13, 2013, 01:28:22 PM
welp, I think I'll give the new Aliens game a pass then - gonna focus on doing a LP of Dead Space 3 co-op campaign with Caleb.
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Post by: Tadanori Oyama on February 13, 2013, 06:01:59 PM
Sardonic commentary on the nature of space-zombies and industrial tools? I will have to watch this.
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Post by: Review Cultist on February 13, 2013, 06:08:48 PM
Indeed! :D
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Post by: clockworkjoe on February 13, 2013, 06:14:30 PM
yeah I just have to get my Roxio game capture HD device in the mail, set it up, try it out, get xbox live and dead space 3 and then we're good to go.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: CommissarKip on February 14, 2013, 04:05:48 AM
I got my hands on dead space 3 for the pc. To be entirely honest I must confess I only played part of 1 and didn't play 2 at all. But right now this thing feels terribly like Eclipse Phase - loving it so far.

EDIT: This game is scary. Seriously scary.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on February 14, 2013, 03:11:36 PM
Playing Dead Space 3 for my 360, it's a damn good action game. The thing is that too many people wanted for it to be a horror game like Dead Space 1, which it definitely is not.

If you approach the game looking to have fun with solid mechanics and a great gameplay, then this game will be just about perfect. If you are looking to get your pants scared off of you, then this is the wrong place to look.
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Post by: Review Cultist on February 14, 2013, 03:22:19 PM
I like to think of it as a "John Carpenter" style game. There is a horror theme, but its heavy on action. Definitely felt like "The Thing in Space" to me.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: metalwhisper on February 16, 2013, 10:26:58 AM
In regards to Aliens: Colonial Marines...
No, it's not the best game ever. Yes, many aspects of it are disappointing, especially since I had high hopes for the game, being that I'm such an Aliens fan.
However, I don't believe it's anywhere near as bad as it is being made out to be. I know the trolls are in a feeding frenzy over the game, but I'm actually enjoying it quite a bit. Really, I'm having fun with it. What I'm most disappointed in is that they didn't have many cooperative multiplayer modes. Hopefully those will come with future DLCs, but it really should have been the primary focus of the game instead of the versus modes they have, which I don't think are too fun at all.
But anyhows, while I can't recommend it whole heartily at the current price, I think it's worth considering if the price comes down, and a lot, during a steam sale or something.
Speaking of a cooperative game that is awesome, though is Syndicate from EA, which I also got recently. While I was leery at first, since I loved the original back in the early 90's and they made this a shooter instead of an isometric strategy game, I gotta say it's pretty great, IMHO, especially the coop mode. Only problem is that not many people are playing it, unfortunately, so that finding other players isn't always easy on the servers. Also, it's not on Steam since EA is fascist.
But, they do make some great games. I got Mass Effect 3 as well. Haven't played it yet, but I'm looking forward to the multiplayer coop on that also.
Really, I loves coop shooters. Wish there were more.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dawnsteel on February 17, 2013, 07:31:38 PM
Playing Gravity Rush. I know it's been mentioned in this thread before, but jumping twenty feet into the sky, and then gravity-kicking a monster in the face? Totally awesome.

Also I got Spec Ops: The Line for about $3.50 during the Steam holiday sale, and I started it Friday. I don't normally play military shooters, but this one has its hooks in.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on February 19, 2013, 05:15:40 AM
Well now that ive had my new pc for a few weeks ive been playing planetside 2 I realy like it for fps massive shooter, as for an 8v8 shooter ive played ghost recon online, not bad either,  its 3rd person so you get the people who peek over the cover using the angles of the cam, but other then that its not bad, only like 5 maps but they seem fun.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: SageNytell on February 19, 2013, 03:27:04 PM
Playing Gravity Rush. I know it's been mentioned in this thread before, but jumping twenty feet into the sky, and then gravity-kicking a monster in the face? Totally awesome.

Also I got Spec Ops: The Line for about $3.50 during the Steam holiday sale, and I started it Friday. I don't normally play military shooters, but this one has its hooks in.

"Do you feel like a hero yet?"
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Post by: Review Cultist on February 27, 2013, 11:46:20 PM
Anyone else excited for Heart of the Swarm?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: geekyogrt on February 28, 2013, 12:10:58 AM
Recently started playing multiplayer / vs. Warcraft 2.  My wife was never a gamer until the last couple of years, so it is all new to her and we've been having a blast.  Brings back memories of 24hr LAN parties as a kid.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Wooberman on March 19, 2013, 06:38:07 PM
Finished Dark Souls on the PC not long ago. For a game that is generally known as "that really hard game" the plot is incredibly good.  I personally find it really hard to explain it but here's an article that should help convey this http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2012/03/29/storytelling-in-dark-souls-and-skyrim/.

I've been inspired to try to run Tomb of Horrors in 4e with a Dark Souls twist where the characters cannot leave the dungeon until they get to the end and where death is not necessarily the end but a serious drawback. Where the occupants of the dungeon are merely previous adventurers who have succumbed to their fate and have been horribly corrupted. This is only a work in progress as the concept only really occurred to me today. What do you guys think?

Edit- I found this article a while ago which really hits home one of the many aspects of dark souls. Definitely worth a read - http://www.destructoid.com/a-grandson-s-struggle-with-alzheimer-s-and-dark-souls-243378.phtml
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on March 19, 2013, 09:15:31 PM
Finished Dark Souls on the PC not long ago. For a game that is generally known as "that really hard game" the plot is incredibly good.  I personally find it really hard to explain it but here's an article that should help convey this http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2012/03/29/storytelling-in-dark-souls-and-skyrim/.

I've been inspired to try to run Tomb of Horrors in 4e with a Dark Souls twist where the characters cannot leave the dungeon until they get to the end and where death is not necessarily the end but a serious drawback. Where the occupants of the dungeon are merely previous adventurers who have succumbed to their fate and have been horribly corrupted. This is only a work in progress as the concept only really occurred to me today. What do you guys think?

Edit- I found this article a while ago which really hits home one of the many aspects of dark souls. Definitely worth a read - http://www.destructoid.com/a-grandson-s-struggle-with-alzheimer-s-and-dark-souls-243378.phtml

Playing Dark Souls has been an immensely gratifying experience for me as well. I only played it once it was released on PC, but as a late comer to the series I found myself enchanted by the setting and gameplay.

By the way, if you want to read more articles on Dark Souls, I suggest this one (http://www.gameranx.com/features/id/3595/article/dark-souls-a-time-to-grind/) as well as this one. (http://savetherobot.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/the-great-big-puzzle-box-a-close-look-at-dark-souls-ingenious-difficulty-as-witnessed-by-one-dead-guy-in-sens-fortress/)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on March 21, 2013, 02:55:00 PM
Started Playing Dota 2 with my friends.

I like League of Legends better but I've come to the conclusion that it's not terrible.

I am often frustrated by a lot of mechanics though. I made this list for myself after playing a few games. So if any of you are planning on making the MOBA transition I post my thoughts.

Also I have a ton of free dota 2 copies still so if anyone wants one let me know.

In Dota 2

No Recall instead you have to buy a courier who brings you things during your lane.

No Jungle Mobs with Buffs instead random pickups in river.

Turrets are pretty much useless.

You lose gold when you die.

You can have minions that you control independently of your champion.

Secret Stores are required to buy certain items.

Stores in bot and top lanes w/ limited inventory.

Any champion can buy an item to give them stealth.

Strength Agility and Intelligence are the primary attributes these are important for multiple derived stats.

Stealth is extremely common as is hard CC.

Wards come in groups of 2.

No Summoner Spells, Runes, or Masteries.

You can see your opponents death timers at any time by looking at the top. You can only check your personal KDA by going to the score details.

There is a Night/Day vision cycle.

Kills, Towers and Last Hits can be denied by an enemy player.

Items are generally more expensive but last hits also give more gold.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on March 21, 2013, 03:02:44 PM
DotA2 and LoL really are very different games for all their common traits, which I like because it's another sign that MOBA is becoming an actual genre. I uninstalled DotA2 after about eight games; I just don't like it as much as LoL.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on March 21, 2013, 05:56:41 PM
I agree with you on my personal preference but a few of my friends are really into the game so I figure why not...

I still think a Jump into the deep end MOBA Fan game or two are in order for an RPPR/Raillery project.

I'd play Dota 2 for that. Especially if its just a fan custom game.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Atlas on March 21, 2013, 06:02:25 PM
I don't play DOTA or LoL but my roommate does and I hear screaming and keyboard smashing whenever he plays. So I assume I'm just missing out on raising my blood pressure and possibly an aneurism in the near future?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on March 21, 2013, 06:07:21 PM
It happens.

I do get frustrated on occasion especially when I lose an engagement I feel I should have won.

The main problem is a lot of randoms think that they are 2pr0 and are championship material and would be in the big leagues if they didnt have such bad team mates.

Then they start raging because it couldn't possibly be their fault they lost.

The games can be quite a lot of fun, but I don't play alone anymore because losing is still fun if you have friends that are losing with you.

So yeah there are rage hards but there are also insanely good times when you pull off the perfect combo to take down both guys in a 2v1.

Frustrating and Gratifying depending on the day and mindset you have.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: bidoof on April 02, 2013, 10:48:55 PM
Hey, I grabbed the Tripwire Humble Bundle for the Killing Floor DLC, and it came with keys for Red Orchestra 1 and 2.  They're not my kind of game, so here's the steam keys if anyone wants to grab them:
B0WID-NPQN0-LWP84
GR6H8-AKF7Y-T8L0E
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on April 03, 2013, 12:02:10 AM
LoL is pulling me back in. *sigh*

Replaying old RTS games too. Spellforce and Spellforce 2, with expansions. Dawn of War 2. Might dig out a few others.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on April 04, 2013, 03:57:25 PM
Friend of mine just installed league for the first time, he's played Dota 2 a bit so he knows the basics but the tonight is going to be a large amount of practicing smurf style.

Also, I have had my new pc for over 30 days and I done my dailies on Guild Wars 2 every day since getting the new comp.

I'm on a roll.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on April 04, 2013, 04:26:37 PM
Didn't realize the game experience was as different as it is in coop for Dead Space 3. Gonna have to play through it with a buddy now. 
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thesauradon on April 04, 2013, 09:52:19 PM
Keys Redeemed, Game session planned. Thank you Bidoof! Your generosity now supports my entertainment habit.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on April 07, 2013, 08:46:31 PM
Warframe is pretty cool. Just started out. It's another Free-to-Play game with multi-player but it focuses on co-op play.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on April 09, 2013, 02:13:16 AM
I played warframe its ok with friends. Upgrades for your gear is a bit expensive if you don't wanna pay cash. Like I got a schmatic for duel swords, cost 15k credits, now I have to find the mats, and get another 20k credits and then wait 20hrs of time to craft it. The game play was fun but seemed easy. The challengeing part was mastering the wal jumps and wall runs.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on April 14, 2013, 07:58:08 PM
Has anyone tried Defiance yet? Is it worth getting?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Leviathan on April 14, 2013, 09:58:05 PM
From the reviews and gameplay footage I've seen, Defiance looks quite shit.

Recently returned to my Blood Bowl campaign. God damn Chaos Dwarfs.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on April 14, 2013, 10:04:46 PM
Demon's Souls, Minecraft (with the Feed the Beast modpack), Starcraft 1 modded into SCII and borrowing my roommates 3DS from time to time for some Fire Emblem....

That's about it...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on April 14, 2013, 10:19:55 PM
Thinking of picking up my practically brand new copy of Red Dead Redemption after hearing the last episode of the main podcast.  :D
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on April 14, 2013, 10:27:32 PM
Finished Tomb Raider and Bioshock infinite, both were rather annoying.

Tomb Raider because it was really trying way to hard to be Uncharted and had way too much combat (an island populated by a violent cult made up of the few people who just happened to come into contact with that one remote island, then managed to survive being shipwrecked in incredibly violent storms, then managed to survive the initial contact with existing cult members who kill most those who find their way to the island, then joined the cult whose initiation involves starving and torturing them until most die or go crazy...and there's practically millions of them.) It's recockulous, and way too many have grenades/dynamite/molotovs, it just got to the point I dreaded having to fight anything, but that was all it was, almost no puzzles or exploring, what platforming was there was good hut it served only as a way to connect the next corridors full of people to murder and a bulkshit cutscene in which Lara pissed away any competence the gameplay portion had given her.

Bioshock Infinite was just kinda bland for me, though. The world was OK, but it went from highly populated and thriving society to barren wasteland indistinguishable from post-fall rapture in no time flat. The ending was way too up its own ass and the big twist was pretty predictable (so was the part about the Vox betraying you, like blaringly retardedly obvious, and made dumber by the fact they returned to them so they could get their airship and leave...meanwhile when they decided that they were ON a large airship capable of leaving) and really all the ending did was hand-wave try to justify in game that they just copy+pasted the first game, and thought if they could get all deepak chopra it would make it ok.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: edwardian_adventurer on April 16, 2013, 06:13:59 PM
I started playing Icewind Dale for the first time. I decided to base my party on The Water Barons from The New World campaign--or as close as I could approximate since I couldn't create Warforge, Dragon Born, Eladrin, or Orc characters. I also had to get creative with some of the character classes, but I tried to be true to the essence of the characters. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Now, however, I'm deciding which character I should kill/delete so I can replace him with a thief. In hindsight it seems obvious that Icewind Dale would have a ton of dungeon crawling. You have failed me, Water Barons. Failed me!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on April 16, 2013, 06:30:03 PM
nah dog you failed the water barons  >:(
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Post by: Tadanori Oyama on April 16, 2013, 06:39:11 PM
Water Barons don't dungeon crawl: they befriend/bride the monsters and call it good.

Went digging through my game pile to find something a friend could borrow and found some stuff I want to get back to.

Need to finish my play through of Dead Space but I'll probably end up playing StarDrive first.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Kabnit on April 16, 2013, 08:09:57 PM
Been playing a lot of Defiance lately. I know some above said it looked like shit, but it isn't that bad. It plays like the big brother to Borderlands, I think. With some notable differences, the only issue I think it had was the bug issue.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Jacko on April 17, 2013, 05:26:32 AM
I've been hooked on Don't Starve lately.  It's a weird little game with an old-timey sepia aesthetic and it has a great representation of what SAN loss could be like.  I think it's $12 on Steam but you get 2 copies if you buy it so you can gift one to a friend.  See if you can last longer than a month, winter's a bitch.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on April 18, 2013, 07:18:49 PM
Currently teaching my friend to play League of Legends on a smurf account.

He's getting a hang of it, he has the basics down from playing Dota 2 a little bit but he's saving up for a champion he really wants to main.

Also I appreciate Guild Wars 2 alot more now that I've learned most of the mechanics.

I'm still not into the crafting system but thats because I'm lazy, my friends all love it.

I'm 71 on my first character so I'm fast approaching the level cap.

After my support thief I'm going for a Condition Damage Necro and a Warrior who is a healer.

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Post by: Joven on April 22, 2013, 11:59:46 PM
I didnt know Sly Cooper 4 got released recently, picked it up the other day.

Been mainly playing it on my Vita because six-axis control is mandatory in parts and I don't have a PS3 controller with motion. Luckily by buying it on the PS3 I got the Vita version for free.

Other than some frame-rate issues I don't have much to complain about it except I dont really like the level design, the worlds are too small but at the same time because theres so much crammed into them its too easy to get lost. Feels like it might end up being too short and easy, though.
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Post by: Dawnsteel on April 29, 2013, 12:15:24 PM
Played Costume Quest through with my daughter. We're working on Stacking now.

Also Bioshock Infinite. I found a Cthulhu doll on a shelf in a bedroom.

I am a nimrod. It is a Songbird doll.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on April 29, 2013, 01:41:45 PM
Loaded up on stuff from sales on Steam. Got LA Noir with the DLC, Witcher 2 Enhanced, and Dragons Age with the DLC.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Leviathan on April 29, 2013, 02:45:24 PM
Picked up Mars: War Logs on Steam. Bland name aside, this is a gem of an RPG. Despite some wonky combat at times, I greatly recommend it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Wooberman on April 30, 2013, 05:36:46 AM
Just played through the beta of "Papers, Please".
This review says it all-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brTJzrXQVLU

Its available for free (beta) here - http://dukope.com/

Its also up for steam greenlight so I heartily endose voting for it.

I find it hard to truly express how much I enjoyed this game.
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Post by: clockworkjoe on April 30, 2013, 07:01:43 PM
Papers Please has better game design than Bioshock Infinite - can't wait to see the finished game.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on May 01, 2013, 02:01:07 AM
Beat Fable III for the first time today.

It was ok.

Not amazing but not bad at all.
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Post by: Boyos on May 01, 2013, 02:28:25 AM
I too enjoyed papers please. And green light voted it.
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Post by: Tadanori Oyama on May 01, 2013, 11:18:53 AM
Playing through Dragon Age again. Playing a bitter elven mage who backtalks all the humans is just as fun as I remember.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on May 05, 2013, 04:48:46 PM
Neverwinter is now in open beta.  It has been pretty fun of what I've played so far, really fast progression at the beginning.  Seems a pretty good job of translating 4e to a computer game that is fast and action oriented.  If anyone checks it out and wants to play, let me know and maybe we can hang out sometime and run some quests or something....
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on May 07, 2013, 03:16:03 PM
The Beta for Infinite Crisis starts tomorrow...

Dear Gods I hope I get picked up... I did get a prefered access code so here's to hoping.

Oh also I restarted Skyrim on the PC this time. Console commands save a lot of time.

Now those super annoying fetch quests and the Talk to 13247012938475 NPC's about X are done in record time.

Made a Dual Dagger Rogue with Illusion magic. Then I joined the Vampires so yeah thats awesome.

Gonna make an Orc Heavy Armor Warhammer Paladin type to see how that goes.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on May 14, 2013, 07:01:19 PM
Just finished Bioshock Infinite and now moving to the first game. I know I'm likely late to the game on this thought process, but did anyone else play Bioshock Infinite and think "Man, this would make/is an amazing Call Of Cthulhu Game?" I know the first Bioshock games scream that sort of stuff, but I feel that Infinite is a little more subtle and yet it nails that feel with just as much force.

I'm hooked on these games, what more can I say. XD
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Post by: clockworkjoe on May 14, 2013, 09:23:11 PM
subtle is not the first word that comes to mind when i see floating sky cities and early 20th century uber racism
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Post by: Review Cultist on May 14, 2013, 09:48:52 PM
subtle is not the first word that comes to mind when i see floating sky cities and early 20th century uber racism

...

Well, yes I suppose there is that...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on May 14, 2013, 10:11:30 PM
Alright, now that I've recovered from being struck dumb founded by my own comment. I think what I meant with subtle, was actually the horror aspect. I mean there are parts where its like "Yeah this is so awesome and grand and wondrous!" and then there are areas where I was just "I really don't want to move forward, everything around me is throwing up warning signals to not press forward, but I have to."
 
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on May 16, 2013, 04:28:19 PM
I got to play the DC MOBA game Infinite Crisis for two matches yesterday.

It's fun, Played Green Lantern and won(He's my favorite Super Hero after all) and then played Gaslight Joker and we lost pretty hard.

The champion responsiveness seems sluggish but I put that in my after match survey so hopefully they'll hear it from enough people to make a difference.

I hope they come out with a standard 5v5 moba map by the time it hits release because although the "dominion" map mode has always been enjoyable for myself I think the game will improve with the addition of the more farm focused game mode.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on May 16, 2013, 06:03:13 PM
I have a friend who would be extremely jealous. He loves DC.

Does it have any Smite-style arena modes? Because those have been a really shot in the arm for the traditional MOBA laning games that I hope LoL eventually picks up.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on May 16, 2013, 06:15:02 PM
I too am a huge DC fan.

It only has the Dominion style map.

LoL is the only moba I have extended experiance with so I don't know what other modes might come out eventually but the map was completely the same as the Dominion LoL map.

5v5

5 capture points and a countdown to the win with health relics scattered about the map.

It was pretty cool, a little disorienting but I suspect that was because I am not intimately familiar with each champions mechanics.

I hope I get pulled into the real beta instead of the one night trial.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on May 20, 2013, 11:53:42 AM
I have plentiful gaming to partake in now.

I just got Bioshock Infinite and X-Com Enemy Unknown.

I've never played a bioshock game before so we'll see how this goes.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: ThadExMachina on May 21, 2013, 05:42:30 AM
Stumbled across this flash game (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/617863) the other day, combining classic Atari with interdimensional horrors.

It's called Misadventure. Well worth a play.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on May 24, 2013, 11:24:36 AM
I beat Bioshock Infinite last night.

I called the biggest twist halfway through the game but the other mini twists were still nice.

All in all I consider it a must play.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mixmastermax on May 24, 2013, 10:53:12 PM
I beat Bioshock Infinite last night.

I called the biggest twist halfway through the game but the other mini twists were still nice.

All in all I consider it a must play.

[spoiler]I'm sorry you just forfeited Protoplasm with that.
Sorry I just hate the stupidity.

Oh its Infinity cause infinte realities. There just always has to be a man and he has to make a city.
So it needs to be a city free from the bonds of normal society. What are the stipulations. Why lighthouses. Why not just say this was Andrew Ryans competitor.
Flying city
vs
Underwater city
RAWR!!!

They did such a good job foreshadowing it but they failed to actually make the payoff stick. Its great ideas and lousy execution just like the end of the original[/spoiler]

spoiler tags next time okay?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on May 25, 2013, 05:23:38 AM
Spoiler tags are your friend.

Also I never played the first Bioshock because it never caught my interest... I only played this one cuz a friend of mine made a big deal about it being amazing.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mixmastermax on May 25, 2013, 01:14:08 PM
Spoiler tags are your friend.

Also I never played the first Bioshock because it never caught my interest... I only played this one cuz a friend of mine made a big deal about it being amazing.

And it was. Up until Andrew Ryan dies, after that it went down hill sharp and fast
[spoiler][Wasn't that big of a spoiler if you type in Bioshock infinite you'll get so much stuff about the ending.][/spoiler]
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Party Bug on May 25, 2013, 10:22:54 PM
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is free to play on Steam for another day, and it's pretty hilarious. It's only 8 dollars, and I think it's worth it. It's definitely not a 'serious' game, and apparently there's some bugs with it that I haven't run into, but I've been liking it.

FOR AGATHAAAAA

(http://i.imgur.com/qAbZt.gif)

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on May 26, 2013, 10:23:19 AM
Started Metro Last Light, quit a few hours later.  Can't see crap in the total darkness, yet the AI run around at full speed with no flashlights and can all spot you the second one of them goes down. Also npc's and monsters aren't solid, so when they run up to attack/bite you, they go inside you and you can't shoot them.

Also the weapons aren't that satisfying to use, it's very very linear, and the story was kinda meh and really expected you to already have a good understanding of the setting by playing the earlier games or reading the books.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Leviathan on May 26, 2013, 12:14:59 PM
Agreed on Metro: Last Light. I enjoy it, but it's a bit too linear and modern-FPS-esque to be a great game. Some parts are just shooting galleries. Probably right on needing previous knowledge as well. I don't remember Khan being in the first game (been a year or two since I played it last), but maybe he is. His mysteriousness and most of his gibberish only makes sense people who have read the book, imo.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on May 26, 2013, 12:27:39 PM
I was sort of disappointed with Metro because when I bought the first game I was under the impression (for some reason) that it was a survival horror game. But it really wasn't all that scary. even when the dark ones come out of the would work. dunno was going to give the Last light a second chance, but now I'm not so sure.

Definitely agree on the linear style of the story, I mean that stuff is OK but in a day and age of gaming where most games are rather open, it felt pretty restricting. I think my exact thoughts after finishing the game was. Wow so that was what Fallout: Russia would look like... except no sandbox.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Leviathan on May 26, 2013, 06:04:11 PM
Open-world Metro would be great, but hard to pull off, considering the paranoia between stations (considering many of them are on the brink of war and the trading stations are extremely strict regarding who they let in) and screenings you have to go through to enter. It could work, but they'd have to go with an original story, and not Artiom's depressing tale.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on May 26, 2013, 07:33:50 PM
Open-world Metro would be great, but hard to pull off, considering the paranoia between stations (considering many of them are on the brink of war and the trading stations are extremely strict regarding who they let in) and screenings you have to go through to enter. It could work, but they'd have to go with an original story, and not Artiom's depressing tale.

Play the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games, they are set in Chernobyl and are very awesome sandbox FPSes.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Leviathan on May 26, 2013, 10:18:53 PM
I have tried the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R., but I just can't get into it in the long run. I tried again recently, but it's just so stiff and soulless. I do like the concept and the initial hook, but I just get bored with it an hour or so in. Is the sequel better? Might give it another go.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: metalwhisper on May 31, 2013, 01:22:14 AM
Got Expeditions: Conquistador on Steam today. Just started playing it, but so far it's awesome: old school tactical turned-based rpg, overlooked setting, interesting characters and dialog, and pretty nice art. Also has an Oregon Trail feel. If you like those things, you might want to consider giving it a try.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on May 31, 2013, 03:05:58 PM
Ive been playing path of exile (http://www.pathofexile.com/) This Is pretty fun. its free to play, very diablo 2 feeling top down action adventure RPG. The Skill tree is very crazy looking to begin with and instead of ability you get gems to level up. so every class can spec into what ever they want. Its really interesting.
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Post by: metalwhisper on May 31, 2013, 03:49:02 PM
Looks interesting. Might have to give it a try.
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Post by: Tadanori Oyama on May 31, 2013, 04:14:10 PM
Just got Heart of the Swarm, the next chapter of Starcraft 2. Might try the multiplayer modes too.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Atlas on May 31, 2013, 07:45:04 PM
Started playing Crusader Kings 2. Pretty complicated but pretty fun as well.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on May 31, 2013, 08:26:50 PM
Started playing Crusader Kings 2. Pretty complicated but pretty fun as well.

Steam says I've spent 150 hours on CK2, so yeah, it's definitely a fun game.  8)

If you need a bit of help with the interface (it's what took me the longest to come to grips with) I'd suggest this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUV-J0qxSVQ
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on May 31, 2013, 09:07:24 PM
Looks interesting. Might have to give it a try.
its free to play if you ever liked diablo 2 this is your game. The merchants are like a harodic cube. You trade olin diffrent items and get back other thinkgs. Like 3 flasks of the same size give you one of the size bigger. It gets more fun once you relise how crazy the talents are set up.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: metalwhisper on June 03, 2013, 05:45:05 PM
Looks interesting. Might have to give it a try.
its free to play if you ever liked diablo 2 this is your game. The merchants are like a harodic cube. You trade olin diffrent items and get back other thinkgs. Like 3 flasks of the same size give you one of the size bigger. It gets more fun once you relise how crazy the talents are set up.

Cool, I'll definitely have to play it then. The skill trees look insane.

Also, I've played crusader kings II and really like it. It does have a learning curve though, so Dom thanks for the video link. Got a lot of DLC for it recently, including The Old Gods, so looking forward to it. The soundtrack of the game is also pretty impressive.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on June 05, 2013, 01:17:11 AM
Typing of the Dead....

'Nuff said....

Seriously check it out, some of the priceless phrases, "Thick and long injection" "Why am I playing this game?" "Keeping up appearances"
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on June 06, 2013, 11:32:02 AM
Just installed Marvel Heroes last night.

I hate that they have microtransactions to unlock characters because you just know it's gonna be impossible to find new characters in game.

They are gonna be like a .0001 drop rate. "But you can buy it from the store for the low low price of kiss my ass!"
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on June 06, 2013, 11:56:35 AM
Started Far Cry 3 the other day, got maybe 2 or 3 hours in when the world was opening up, and quit because it fails at being open world.

Go to activate a radio tower to open up that part of the map, save the game and quit for the night. Come back and hey, I seem to remember already getting that, so why is it saying I didn't now? Go to get it again, after its activated leave that part of the world, but get on a boat and start heading to the next one and now its saying I failed a mission I didn't ever start...and then automatically reloads the last save point, and that damn antenna is still not captured.  Apparently there was a mission on that island the antenna was on, and just by stepping foot on it launched the mission, and you can't leave or else.

Then finally found some Dingos to murder to upgrade some capacity thing, killed them, crafted my item and got my extended capacity, did something else and then thought I'd head towards my next destination in a jeep in the manner you do in an open world game (as the crow flies, no matter the obstacles). After falling down the cliff and dying, instead of burdoning me by just warping me to a safe house or hospital with some cash missing like pretty much every other open world game, it oh so helpfully just reloaded my last save thereby getting rid of like 20 minutes of game time...

So I was gonna wait until I beat Far Cry 3 before playing Remember Me, but nm, thats what I'm playing now.
Controls don't seem that tight, and trying to get the memory glitches activated is kinda annoying, and the voice acting is kinda meh (well, unless Neo-Paris is in Canada), But so far it seems good (haven't gotten that far though, only just now Bartleby'd my first ally.)

----------
Was kinda expecting more than a beat-em-up from Remember Me, played for about 4 hours (i think) and it only did the memory changing thing once, so far its just been a lot of very linear pseudo-platforming and then you get to a large platform or rooftop and have another generic fight.

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So I took a break from that to play Little Inferno from the humble bundle. Was a nice relaxing kinda game, some of the combos didn't quite make sense and wouldnt have figured them out without looking them up or trying to burn everything with everything else, but overall I liked it.

Then I started Path of Exile, so far so good, skills kinda remind me of a mix between FFX and FFVII, you equip skills like materia into sockets and then your skill tree to amplify your skills/attributes is a big thingy like FFX. Didn't know it had all these social features and stuff built in, so just hoping it doesnt take up too much bandwidth to play since I have crap lousy limited internet.
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Post by: Wooberman on June 18, 2013, 04:55:59 PM
Thanks to the most recent humble bundle I have come into steam codes for both Frozen Synapse and Broken Sword: Directors cut. I have no use for these as I already own the games, Any takers?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on June 18, 2013, 05:09:48 PM
Thanks to the most recent humble bundle I have come into steam codes for both Frozen Synapse and Broken Sword: Directors cut. I have no use for these as I already own the games, Any takers?

I'm always up for trying new games.

I really wanted to get into that bundle because of Hotline Miami but I missed it.

Either way you can PM them to me if you are feeling generous...

Thanks!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Wooberman on June 18, 2013, 05:11:26 PM
we have a winner, PMing right away
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on June 18, 2013, 05:14:50 PM
Awesome!

I won't be able to do much with it till I get home but still awesome.

Has anyone tried "The Last of Us"? It's getting rave reviews and I barely heard a word about the damn game.

Makes me think I might have to give it a go.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tim on June 18, 2013, 06:51:06 PM
I am liking The Last of Us but it is very much on rails. The main issue I have is that I wish it was a bit more of a stealth game but you end up murdering so many dudes. They do a good job of keeping you right on the edge of running out of supplies (although that might be because I am a terrible shot in these games). Similar to Uncharted the game experience is more akin to watching a movie then playing a game although instead of doing a Indiana Jones-ish game as Uncharted is this is closer to the Walking Dead.

There is not a lot of new things to the story (the 'zombie agent is fungal based' which is sort of newish and the Clickers are interesting) but they do manage to pull most things off well. Some horrific elements that are well done but most of the really nasty stuff is people being nasty to people.

It is also pretty and the sound design is good.

I would not say it was fantastic (the last really fantastic game I personally played was Red Dead Redemption) but solid and well done.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: robotkarateman on June 18, 2013, 08:38:19 PM
I am liking The Last of Us but it is very much on rails. The main issue I have is that I wish it was a bit more of a stealth game but you end up murdering so many dudes.

I finished it last night. Great game, but it had its flaws.

My chief complaint is that you have to play the way they want you to play - either stealth kill everybody, or run in guns blazing. A couple of scenes I got tactical on, like the book store, and got my ass handed to me because bad guys just kept spawning no matter how many I killed until I moved into the next area of the map.

If (number of bad guys) < (infinity), and I find a tactical spot to sit and pick them off, I should be able to clear all the reachable bad guys. Spawning more is just cheating.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on June 23, 2013, 06:34:48 AM
Here's one for Ross.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcIgabcx-9Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on June 23, 2013, 01:12:18 PM
Hotline Miami 2 better have a level editor
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on June 23, 2013, 02:01:45 PM
Hotline Miami 2 better have a level editor

Looks like they will try and add a level editor.

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/06/19/hotline-miami-2-multiplayer-no-map-editor-hopefully/
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on June 26, 2013, 11:20:02 AM
Playing Deadpool, and aside from a few frustrating parts (like why when sliding down a sewer pipe is hitting 2 grates in the tunnel a game over, when after the end of that scene he just gets blown up and his head is all thats left...and hes Deadpool so its fine?), and its lousy checkpoint placement, I'm really enjoying it.
Kinda reminds me of Eat Lead: Return of Matt Hazard in that its aware its a game and uses that to suddenly change to a 2d game or replace a cutscene with puppets to save money, etc.

Also just got Zero Escape free from PS+, so I may play that afterwards.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on June 26, 2013, 02:34:31 PM
Rift has been pretty fun if only because I have roommates who are playing it at the same time....
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on June 26, 2013, 07:28:57 PM
Also just got Zero Escape free from PS+, so I may play that afterwards.

Zero Escape was a great game, I'm glad PS+ is allowing more people to give it a try. I basically spent an entire week where, when I wasn't playing the game obsessively, I was constantly churning in my head the puzzles and how the different story elements fit together. Yes, the game was that gripping.

The game is sort of a sequel to 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors. You don't really need to play 999, since Zero Escape stands very well by itself, but if you want to get the story yet don't own a DS or the game, you can try this Something Awful Let's Play that was recently completed. (http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3527266)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on June 26, 2013, 08:01:30 PM
DLC Quest is currently 1.50 and thats awesome because I've been wanting to try it for a while now.

So anyone else who's been putting it off... Sale Ends in 17 hours!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on June 27, 2013, 04:20:37 PM
Hotline Miami 2 better have a level editor

Looks like they will try and add a level editor.

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/06/19/hotline-miami-2-multiplayer-no-map-editor-hopefully/

Here's the Hotline Miami Launch Trailer for the PS Vita.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKTXLwfvOTI

Here's a wallpaper.

http://i.imgur.com/HfLuszJ.jpg

And also: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8109/8539598891_638c774005_o.jpg
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on June 28, 2013, 11:08:15 AM
The game is sort of a sequel to 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors. You don't really need to play 999, since Zero Escape stands very well by itself, but if you want to get the story yet don't own a DS or the game, you can try this Something Awful Let's Play that was recently completed. (http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3527266)

Is that LP mirrored anywhere else? I dont have a SA account, and I tried searching a bit and couldn't find it on youtube or lparchive. If not, then the guy who did the Deadly Premonitions LP did one of it I could watch (although its his first run through, unlike other stuff he played through a couple times before, but I also just got done watching his Spy Fiction LP, so I'm kinda getting used to him as the guy who plays other games for me.)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on June 28, 2013, 01:01:09 PM
The game is sort of a sequel to 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors. You don't really need to play 999, since Zero Escape stands very well by itself, but if you want to get the story yet don't own a DS or the game, you can try this Something Awful Let's Play that was recently completed. (http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3527266)

Is that LP mirrored anywhere else? I dont have a SA account, and I tried searching a bit and couldn't find it on youtube or lparchive. If not, then the guy who did the Deadly Premonitions LP did one of it I could watch (although its his first run through, unlike other stuff he played through a couple times before, but I also just got done watching his Spy Fiction LP, so I'm kinda getting used to him as the guy who plays other games for me.)

From what I've gathered in the thread, the author is in the process of converting it over for lparchive, but it's still not up.

I suppose an LP by supergreatfriend is always acceptable, though from what I can see that might be 20 hours worth of LP. D: I think this is the sort of game that lends itself much better to an image+text LP than a video LP for the most part, with the exception of cutscenes and some of the OST.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: SageNytell on June 29, 2013, 10:28:16 PM
The game is sort of a sequel to 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors. You don't really need to play 999, since Zero Escape stands very well by itself, but if you want to get the story yet don't own a DS or the game, you can try this Something Awful Let's Play that was recently completed. (http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3527266)

Is that LP mirrored anywhere else? I dont have a SA account, and I tried searching a bit and couldn't find it on youtube or lparchive. If not, then the guy who did the Deadly Premonitions LP did one of it I could watch (although its his first run through, unlike other stuff he played through a couple times before, but I also just got done watching his Spy Fiction LP, so I'm kinda getting used to him as the guy who plays other games for me.)

From experience, an SA account is absolutely worth the :10bux:. They have the awesome LP forum, and they also have a kickass traditional gaming forum that is absolutely full of cool RPG stuff.
Plus you have access to all the other forums.

I need to get around to watching 999, Slowbeef was talking it up a ton on his podcast a few months ago.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on July 02, 2013, 01:10:26 PM
Finally getting around to playing Psychonauts, only had it for like a year from getting it from the humble bundle, plus a copy I had for years before I never played because it didn't support gamepads...A few moments of annoyingness brought on by its adventure game roots, but overall really good.

And watching the Supergreatfriend playthrough of 999 before I try Zero Escape...and holy crap its full of crazy, and stupid. "We're all gonna die on 9 hours! Quick, we have to hurry and escape, maybe, I mean no rush or anything, but whenever we get around to it...lets just take a break and I'll explain to you how Princess Diana is a time travelling lizard person who got mummified in ancient Russia and was unleashed by the tunguska explosion and stowed away on the Titanic which was really its sister ship, but it was cursed and she sabotaged it to collect insurance money to pay for the space ship she used to collect magic ice from Mars to psychically meld with Earths water and convince it to turn to steam and cook the planets vegetables all at once to feed Galactus' pet dinosaurs. It'll only take 3 hours, then I can turn floor over to Q&A, then we can escape if we feel like it."
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on July 02, 2013, 02:01:12 PM
Finally getting around to playing Psychonauts, only had it for like a year from getting it from the humble bundle, plus a copy I had for years before I never played because it didn't support gamepads...A few moments of annoyingness brought on by its adventure game roots, but overall really good.

And watching the Supergreatfriend playthrough of 999 before I try Zero Escape...and holy crap its full of crazy, and stupid. "We're all gonna die on 9 hours! Quick, we have to hurry and escape, maybe, I mean no rush or anything, but whenever we get around to it...lets just take a break and I'll explain to you how Princess Diana is a time travelling lizard person who got mummified in ancient Russia and was unleashed by the tunguska explosion and stowed away on the Titanic which was really its sister ship, but it was cursed and she sabotaged it to collect insurance money to pay for the space ship she used to collect magic ice from Mars to psychically meld with Earths water and convince it to turn to steam and cook the planets vegetables all at once to feed Galactus' pet dinosaurs. It'll only take 3 hours, then I can turn floor over to Q&A, then we can escape if we feel like it."

Yeah, I thought the story was a bit out there when I played it.  I was also a bit disappointed that even though it looked a lot like a "Choose your own adventure," it seemed to really just be a permutation of choose 4 or so sections out of about 8 or so total....
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on July 02, 2013, 04:14:40 PM
Psychonauts is a great game and you will respect it

In other news, Organ Trail is a huge fucking disappointment. I hate the aiming mechanics AND lack of controller support.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: crash2455 on July 04, 2013, 08:37:46 PM
Played a few hours of cart life.  Goddamn if that wasn't the most emotionally destroying thing I have played.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on July 04, 2013, 09:40:11 PM
New Killing Floor event is awesome. Objective mode is tense and fun, even on normal.  You guys should try it out.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: metalwhisper on July 06, 2013, 12:56:18 PM
I have to get into Killing  Floor again. It's been a while since I've played. Cooperative games are the best. I'm not so much into competitive multiplayer.
I've been checking out some roguelikes recently, since I've been missing old school crpgs. One I've found that seems pretty cool is Infra Arcana:
http://infraarcana.wikispaces.com/
It's very Call of Cthulhu. Just started playing it, but liking it so far. Especially since it's horror, Lovecraft inspired. Nice change of pace from all the fantasy rpgs out there.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Wooberman on July 07, 2013, 04:57:53 PM
Thanks to the amount of humble bundle-like sites that have suddenly sprung up out of the woodwork I managed to get a bunch of game keys for the few games i wanted and a lot of keys for games that I'm not really interested in. So rather than just keep them to myself I figured I'd offer them free to whoever wants them. Who better than the loyal RPPR fans?

The keys I have available are as follows -

PM me if you want the Steam code. I only have one code for each game so be quick if you want any.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Jacko on July 10, 2013, 06:04:43 PM
Speaking of emotionally destroying, The Last Of Us.  Oof, what a terrific story.  I needed a box of tissues at hand through a lot of it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on July 11, 2013, 01:39:50 PM
THE STEAM SUMMER SALE IS HERE (http://gaben.tv/)

I'm gonna get Anno 2070 and the Skyrim DLCs.

What are you guys planning on buying?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on July 13, 2013, 07:51:23 PM
Just got the Jak and Daxter HD collection, and finished playing Jak and Daxter. Only got 98% though (got all power cells, but missing about 75 or so orbs and it'd be too much work finding them.)

And since I just upgraded my computer quite a bit, before I move on to Jak 2, I can take advantage of my computers new grunt to finally get around to really playing Super Mario Sunshine in an emulator. I could never play it on GameCube because the inverted camera controls aggravated the crap out of me, so it's been collecting dust for about a decade. But with the emulator I can finally make the camera work correctly by assigning the camera backwards.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: SageNytell on July 15, 2013, 10:53:35 AM
I got X-Com: Enemy Unknown and lost most of my weekend.
Not a bad trade, but damn is that game addictive.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: metalwhisper on July 18, 2013, 07:46:22 PM
Ah Steam...I love you...yet I hate you...
I'm getting a bunch of games I've been wanting, waiting for their price to drop.
Got Fallout New Vegas for like $5. It's pretty great. The geckos crack me up for some reason.
Though it's nice getting games for like $5-10, it's also easy to spend $500 in a blink of an eye on there.
Ah Steam...I love you...yet I hate you...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on July 18, 2013, 10:11:33 PM
I got a bunch of baller indie games like Gunpoint, Kairo and Antichamber. Natural Selection 2 was a huge disappointment. Shitty community and the base alien requires too much skill as a newbie.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on July 20, 2013, 08:27:21 PM
Finished Mario Sunshine, and it was really quite good (once I fixed the camera), a lot better than I was expecting it to be, because all I remember about it is hating it when I tried to play it on the Gamecube.

Jak 2 was rather disappointing, however, and I stopped playing pretty early on. Kinda sucks since the first one was so good, I do at least think that if you havent played the first Jak and Daxter then the price of the HD collection is still worth it just for that. But just didn't like the fauxpen world crap in Jak 2, like it was just another game in that era after GTA 3/VC came out where so many things had to be like it, even games that didn't fit. And the "open" world didn't serve any purpose since theres nothing to explore or see, really, just made getting around annoying. It was actually way more linear than the first one which had a hub-based world. (also, I disliked the tone/world/etc, where it wanted to get all angsty and grimdark.)

So after quitting that I continued on the gamecube/wii game spree I'm currently going on, and after briefly checking to see whether Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis really was one of the worst games ever made (eeyup), I'm now playing Mario Galaxy 2 (said to be one of the best games by some). And so far, I'm not liking it near as much as Sunshine. Its definitely better than it was on the Wii now that I can just play it on a 360 controller, but it doesnt feel as tight or fun as Sunshine did, and I dislike the little round worlds thing (didn't have much of a problem with it in Ratchet and Clank though, I think overall those were bigger little worlds so you werent constantly running away from the camera.)

Maybe I'll watch a lets play of Jak 2, after I finish watching the one for Shadows of the Damned (another game I started to play, kinda liked, but couldn't get into the gameplay of it and quit early on) and then move on to Jak 3 and hope its better (from what I've read though, its not.)

Anyone know of any other good platformy collecty kinda games? At some point I might get the Ratchet and Clank HD collection, and theres going to be a new R&C game coming out soonventually (and luckily its a return to formula, instead of crappy 4-person coop generic shootem ups like the last couple), and basically I'm just waiting until Hat in Time comes out (I didn't get beta access though, so I'll have to wait until its fully done)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: metalwhisper on July 27, 2013, 02:43:49 AM
Shadowrun Returns! Finally! I'm really liking it so far, and I'm well into the included campaign. A little rough around the edges,  and it is very linear, though I don't necessarily think that's a bad thing, many old school rpgs were. Everyone takes the "open sandbox world thing" for granted these days, and seem to think rpg's need to be only and exclusively sandboxes. The game almost seems to be just the engine and ruleset, if that makes any sense. Also not a bad thing, IMHO. Hopefully official DLC and community content will really expand the world in the future. Sort of like the old school adventure modules from back in the day. For now, I think the story and characters in the first adventure are very good. A very noir story, actually. The art is also beautiful. Captures Shadowrun perfectly.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on July 27, 2013, 01:49:06 PM
Shadowrun Returns! Finally! I'm really liking it so far, and I'm well into the included campaign. A little rough around the edges,  and it is very linear, though I don't necessarily think that's a bad thing, many old school rpgs were. Everyone takes the "open sandbox world thing" for granted these days, and seem to think rpg's need to be only and exclusively sandboxes. The game almost seems to be just the engine and ruleset, if that makes any sense. Also not a bad thing, IMHO. Hopefully official DLC and community content will really expand the world in the future. Sort of like the old school adventure modules from back in the day. For now, I think the story and characters in the first adventure are very good. A very noir story, actually. The art is also beautiful. Captures Shadowrun perfectly.

I'm liking Shadowrun Returns as well. I love turn-based RPGs and it's a shame that nowadays there are only action RPGs and RPGs blended with first person and third person shooters.  This game is right up my alley.

 I only wish it had a better save system, the current 'auto-save only when you switch levels' deal is annoying and restrictive. From what I've gathered, it was set up like that due to time and money constraints.... but it really needs to be patched at some point.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: metalwhisper on July 27, 2013, 04:23:08 PM
I agree with you there, Dom. A con of the game is that the save system is a bit of a drag. A lot of people are complaining about it. For me, it was more an annoyance in the beginning. Now it's not bothering me so much. Maybe I just got used to it. Regardless, it does need fixing. I hope they patch it at some point also.
Another game I've been playing is Solium Infernum. It's developed by Cryptic Comet, they make turn based strategy games, basically computer board games, like Armageddon Empires. If you like that type of thing, SI is definitely worth checking out. The idea is that you play a Lord of Hell(you can create your own, which is very cool), vying for power with other lords. Great art also. I believe they have a demo available:
http://www.crypticcomet.com/games/SI/Solium_Infernum.html
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Jacko on August 09, 2013, 01:00:07 AM
Anyone else pick up Payday 2?  I feel like it'd be a great game for Raillery if only for the 'GET TO THE CHOPPER/VAN' moments.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Wooberman on August 09, 2013, 07:05:45 AM
SHIELD!!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on August 22, 2013, 09:13:46 PM
Anyone else pick up Payday 2?  I feel like it'd be a great game for Raillery if only for the 'GET TO THE CHOPPER/VAN' moments.


I wanna get it but need people to play with. I don't wanna pug it lol!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Cthuluzord on August 23, 2013, 05:44:57 PM
Quote
Anyone else pick up Payday 2?  I feel like it'd be a great game for Raillery if only for the 'GET TO THE CHOPPER/VAN' moments.


I wanna get it but need people to play with. I don't wanna pug it lol!

I have it. Just made it to a level 30 mastermind. There are few gaming thrills I've had as tense as the ONLY time I managed to do a job without firing a shot. Friend me as Cthuluzord.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Jacko on August 24, 2013, 02:45:04 AM
Not firing a shot isn't really my forte but I'm down!  Level 32 mostly-Enforcer, if you need someone to shotgun-murder absolutely everyone, I'm your man.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on August 25, 2013, 02:18:58 PM
Anyone checked out the humble bundle?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on August 26, 2013, 07:04:54 AM
Quote
Anyone else pick up Payday 2?  I feel like it'd be a great game for Raillery if only for the 'GET TO THE CHOPPER/VAN' moments.


I wanna get it but need people to play with. I don't wanna pug it lol!

I have it. Just made it to a level 30 mastermind. There are few gaming thrills I've had as tense as the ONLY time I managed to do a job without firing a shot. Friend me as Cthuluzord.

Mmmmm might get the game next weekend then. 
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: crash2455 on August 26, 2013, 10:34:17 AM
DIVEKICK

Having a stupid amount of fun losing online at this game constantly.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on August 26, 2013, 11:58:21 AM
The Orgin Humble Bundle is pretty damn strong.

$5 for like 6 Triple A titles.

Check it out the games offered might not be for everyone but I've liked it so far.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on August 27, 2013, 11:33:03 AM
Got the Origin Bundle just for Burnout Paradise even though I already played it to 101% on the 360 (which I activated in Steam, and don't intend on using Origin), the other games I'm pretty meh about, no point in playing Dead Space 3 since Ross and Caleb did it for me (I am rewatching those though.)

Went back and 100%'ed Jak and Daxter, then played Daxter for the PSP (which is really good, except for the mini-games), watched a Let's Play of Jak 2 because it sucks, and finished Jak 3 (which was a lot better than Jak 2, but not as good as the first, since the gunplay and vehicle stuff was pretty bad, and didn't care at all for the story.)

Then got the Ratchet and Clank HD collection, the HD conversion wasn't as good as the Jak and Daxter collection (frame rate issues, mostly in the first game.) The second game really stood out as the best of them, the first was really good when I was playing it the first time but when I went back after playing the 2nd one the lack of aiming really made it feel not good [had the same kind of "locks on to whatever enemy it decides to" mechanic the shooting in Jak 2 and 3 does.]  The 3rd game was good, had good mini games, but didn't like the interface, or the way some worlds just had several missions in a menu for half of it, story was OK, but overall not as good as the 1st or 2nd.

And finally getting around to playing a game on my new PC that isn't in an emulator, and got Saints Row IV. 1080p at ultra settings runs almost solid 60fps with vsync (only drops to ~55 when in a ufo flying high enough that most the city is in view), but somehow still doesnt seem smooth. So far I'm liking it, my japanese-french girl is totally anime now complete with cat backpack, hipster glasses, pleated mini skirt, pirate boots, and prodigious leaping powers with glowy sentai dash. Haven't really done many missions, just been going around doing stuff.  Mechanics seem to be solid enough, I would say though that there's just way too damn many data clusters to collect (I even really like collecting stuff, but its not like they're hidden or difficult to reach, theres just a seemingly endless amount of them, after you've collected 200 of a thing they shouldn't still be so plentiful that going to any given street shows 10 of them sitting on top of buildings, just getting a bit tedious. They should have just made them harder to get/find and made powers cheaper.)  Also, kind of annoying they litter the map with co-op missions in single player.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on August 28, 2013, 07:31:44 PM
Was playing Dead Island with a buddy and saw in the bar areas of the game that they have "Carcasa Beer" on tap. Now I assume that it's a play on the whole "Dead" motif of this game, you know being a zombie game. But, the first time we saw it, we were like "HOLY SHIT! WE'RE IN CARCOSA!!! ... that explains alot actually."  Admittedly, this game would have one me over a little more had they gone that route.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on September 04, 2013, 12:41:46 AM
Oh good, Diablo 3 for the consoles doesnt require a freaking internet connection and cause you to die of lag in single player, so now I can finally play it (owned the PC version since it came out, and still havent got to play it more than 2 hours)...except so far its kind of a parade of crap.

Graphics are lousy, controls seem to work ok, but the interface is pretty crappy. Also, theres a new dodge/evade function, great! that means you can dodge/evade attacks? Nope, not in the slightest, enemies can still hit you from yards away even with melee attacks.

So I guess, I just won't play Diablo 3 afterall, but luckily unlike the PC version I could never play anyway, Im not stuck with this one.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: BenignSpy on September 17, 2013, 02:43:51 PM
I'm flogging myself to Misery 2.0 a mod for Stalker Call of Pripyat. It basically does to Stalker what New Vegas did to Fallout 3. The game also takes on more of a survival RPG than FPS RPG now too.

Also, Saints Row IV
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 17, 2013, 04:32:08 PM
Just beat Outlast. It was pretty fun and I recommend it if you dig scary as hell games like Amnesia.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on September 18, 2013, 01:48:25 PM
I'm looking foreword to playing GTA V but I am pretty resolved to wait for the PC version. Whenever that may be.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on September 18, 2013, 09:43:12 PM
GTAV is so good.

Sooo goooood.

I am a PC gamer first and foremost, but there's no way I would have forgiven myself for missing out on playing this game. Had to dust off ye olde Xbox to play it, but it was more than worth it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on September 19, 2013, 02:50:22 PM
I don't expect to miss out. I'm sure I will love it when I finally get it for PC.

It looks like a lot of fun.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: metalwhisper on October 12, 2013, 10:42:42 AM
Okay, so I mentioned in another post a short while back that while I really, really like the idea of a heist game, I didn't think I could play Payday 2 because I was uncomfortable with the idea of playing a criminal in a game where you have to mow down waves of police officers. It was a line I couldn't cross.
Um, well...I crossed that line.
I couldn't resist. Cooperative shooters that involve teamwork are my favorite type, next to rpgs. I heard so many good things about Payday 2 in that regard. So I gave in and tried it.
Holy shit, it's fun. It gets very, very intense. And teamwork is crucial. It's pretty much the computer game version of the movie Heat. Also has some rpg elements with levels and perks, etc.
I feel guilty as hell playing it. Shooting cops trying to rescue civillians I'm holding hostage makes me feel like a shitty person. Seriously.
But goddamn if it isn't a good time.
Needs more heists. It does have a scant few where you're also fighting other criminals, I feel not as bad about those, wish there were more. Or maybe a way to play on the side of law enforcement, but I suppose that would call for a very different type of game.
Damn it, I'm a bad person for enjoying this.
But the customizable masks...they're just...so cool...
Anyway, I'm metalwhisper on steam also. If anyone's ever good for a game, and needs another player in their crew, feel free to hit me up.
Just know I'll feel guilty.
Want to get GTA V as well, but am also wanting to hold out for a PC version. Not sure if I'll be able to resist that either. I'm weak. So very, very weak.


Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: metalwhisper on October 31, 2013, 03:23:31 PM
Okay, so it being Halloween and all, I picked up some horror-themed games on Steam.
One I've tried is called Paranormal, and I gotta say, it's pretty freaky. Playing it at night with headphones on, I found it rather unnerving.
More atmosphere than actual gameplay, but if you're like that sort of thing it's worth a look IMHO.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on November 05, 2013, 07:26:07 PM
New humble bundle.


Batmans and stuff
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on November 05, 2013, 08:13:11 PM
New humble bundle.


Batmans and stuff

Got this earlier. This will keep me entertained for a good couple of months.

Also, for people that want the link: https://www.humblebundle.com/
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Leviathan on November 05, 2013, 08:35:21 PM
Been playing Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, as it randomly got a PC-release 3 years after coming out for consoles. I really like it. The story is nicely paced and the characters are great. The graphics are a little dated, but I don't mind that at all.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on November 06, 2013, 02:50:52 AM
I picked up sleeping dogs in the steam halloween sale, very good, I haven't enjoyed GTA since vice city, I would say this is better from driving, to combat! Great game overall GTA meets kung fu in Hong Kong. 
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on November 12, 2013, 11:22:13 PM
I've been playin' Resident Evil 6.  I don't care what the internet says, I think it has been a blast so far.  I did not like RE 5, and I was hesitant to pick 6 up.  Best $8 I spent in awhile! 

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Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 13, 2013, 07:53:56 PM
xcom: enemy within is pretty neat so far but I haven't gotten to much of the new content yet.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on November 13, 2013, 08:07:42 PM
Has anyone played "Eversion" yet? It's a Mario or Kirby-esque platformer that seems simple and cheerful... and from what I hear, has the character slip between dimensions and is loosely inspired on lovecraft's works. Specifically "The Music of Erich Zann".
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 14, 2013, 04:59:54 PM
I got myself a controller I can use with my PC so I'm reinstalling LA Noir; Darksiders II; GTA 4; and all the other games that don't work well with digitial control systems.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on November 14, 2013, 07:49:15 PM
I got myself a controller I can use with my PC so I'm reinstalling LA Noir; Darksiders II; GTA 4; and all the other games that don't work well with digitial control systems.

Gonna do this myself one of these days....
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on November 14, 2013, 09:33:48 PM
Man, that DLC for Bioshock Infinite. Pristine Rapture+Twisted Grim Dark= Awesome!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on November 19, 2013, 07:46:16 AM
I got myself a controller I can use with my PC so I'm reinstalling LA Noir; Darksiders II; GTA 4; and all the other games that don't work well with digitial control systems.

Gonna do this myself one of these days....

I picked one up when I got rogue legacy, get a good cheap wired 360 pad works great, they don't work with usb 3.0 ports but normaly you have both.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 19, 2013, 12:45:31 PM
I'm using a LogiTech controller I got from Staples. It works fine so far. Replaying GTA IV right now and enjoying it greatly. Getting ready to start playing PayDay 2 with a bunch of buddies.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on November 28, 2013, 02:25:54 AM
Can't stress this enough, Get sleeping dogs, its 80% off on steam much better story then gta and way better combat and driving, get the DLC Nightmare in northpoint, its hopping vampires! The year of the snake, and my favorite DLC the Zodiac Tournamant, great kung fu movie DLC!  All for less the 10 $.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on December 20, 2013, 04:47:02 PM
Currently Downloading Dayz Stand alone. excited, also picked up chivalry for 7 bucks.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on December 24, 2013, 07:22:11 AM
Picked up witcher 1 & 2 and wolf among us. Dayz is fun. No ware close to complete but its dayz alpha.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on December 24, 2013, 01:40:17 PM
Marlowe Briggs is fun, Duck Tales is hard as balls, and The Bridge is neat if you like games like Braid.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on December 24, 2013, 01:58:14 PM
I bought DayZ, XCOM: Enemy Within, The Wolf Among Us, Victoria II plus the DLC expansions, and the Skyrim DLCs.

From what I've played in DayZ, I hope that the hunger and thirst meters are fixed soon, it seems to me like if you don't drink a gallon of water and a can of food ever fifteen minutes you face starvation. That, and the really long intervals between spawnable items, means that it is almost never worth it to scavenge for items, and instead it is much easier to kill other player to grab their stuff. They really need to work on that if they plan on making the game reward co-operation over simple deathmatch.

The Wolf Among Us was pretty amazing, I'm glad the next episde is set to release a month from now. I can't imagine having that cliffhanger over my head since October.

The rest of the games I haven't had a chance to play yet, but I hope to do so sometime soon. But yeah, this Steam sale has been pretty great for me.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on December 25, 2013, 01:03:51 AM
Super hexagon is on sale for .29$ or 2 copies for .49$ go sell 4 steam trading cards for .10$ each and buy your self and a buddy one. On sale for another 4 hrs. Idk if the game is good but hell its a cheap gift.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on December 26, 2013, 12:57:54 PM
I got my free copy of left 4 dead 2 yesterday, Steam is awesome about stuff like that on holidays.

Then I bought Gnomeria because I sold enough trading cards to buy something worth 2 bucks.

I was hoping to save enough from trading cards to get Final Fantasy VIII but it didnt go on sale low enough.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on December 28, 2013, 04:08:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWwLPmFau6E

Kind of want to play Kerbal Space Program after watching Day[9] play....
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on December 29, 2013, 08:57:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWwLPmFau6E

Kind of want to play Kerbal Space Program after watching Day[9] play....

Kerbal is fun as hell. But Like DayZ its sooo in alpha. I mean compared to what you can do now compared to last year its good. but look at Dwarf fortress, compared to a year and half ago to the update that will hopefully come out next month. its crazy, but its alpha. and kerbal is taking its sweet time to update it.

on a side note, picked up, papers please, bastion, portal 2 and brothers. I love steam, outside of Dayz which isn't part of the sale. Ive got 10 games form just over 50$ including 2 of them being 2 packs.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on December 30, 2013, 10:49:14 PM
Just finished GTA V. Decided to play Beyond Two Souls. It's more like a movie than a game, but it's still worth a play.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on January 02, 2014, 01:22:22 AM
Have some spare Steam keys from this bundle that I got http://www.bundlestars.com/all-bundles/indie-capsule-bundle/ and either already have or don't want:

And Yet It Moves    Steam Key:   JFDW4-VXHGT-NJ58W 
Doc Clock: Toasted Sandwich of Time    Steam Key:   A70QG-K2AY9-9FJ4P 
Plain Sight    Steam Key:   HJGN6-03DK8-PJH0G 
Snuggle Truck    Steam Key:   GLZBI-9BDYR-BRPC0   
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on January 02, 2014, 11:52:04 AM
Have some spare Steam keys from this bundle that I got http://www.bundlestars.com/all-bundles/indie-capsule-bundle/ and either already have or don't want:

And Yet It Moves    Steam Key:   JFDW4-VXHGT-NJ58W 
Doc Clock: Toasted Sandwich of Time    Steam Key:   A70QG-K2AY9-9FJ4P 
Plain Sight    Steam Key:   HJGN6-03DK8-PJH0G 
Snuggle Truck    Steam Key:   GLZBI-9BDYR-BRPC0

Grabbed Plain Sight.  Thanks!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Teuthic on January 02, 2014, 02:16:04 PM
Have some spare Steam keys from this bundle that I got http://www.bundlestars.com/all-bundles/indie-capsule-bundle/ and either already have or don't want:

And Yet It Moves    Steam Key:   JFDW4-VXHGT-NJ58W 
Doc Clock: Toasted Sandwich of Time    Steam Key:   A70QG-K2AY9-9FJ4P 
Plain Sight    Steam Key:   HJGN6-03DK8-PJH0G 
Snuggle Truck    Steam Key:   GLZBI-9BDYR-BRPC0

And Yet it Moves seems interesting. Yoink! Thanks!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: BishopSansPants on January 05, 2014, 03:29:56 AM
I've been playing a bunch of indie titles that I got off the Steam sale.

I got Gone Home, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, and Papers, Please., and I've got to say, I haven't been disappointed with any of them (I got them because of reviews/GotY videos I'd seen on the internet, so I suppose I shouldn't be).

Thomas Was Alone is cute and The Stanley Parable was a bit like I expect Surgeon Simulator to be: novel for an hour or so but something I won't come back to.

Chivalry is fun in short bursts. I haven't gotten tired of it yet. There's something exhilarating about screaming whilst running around with a billhook primed and likewise very satisfying about actually timing the animation right to stick it straight into someone's gut with the dash.

I also got Crusader Kings II (the one exception to my indie purchases) but I just haven't been able to get into it, unfortunately.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on January 05, 2014, 02:30:02 PM
Be sure to get all of Stanley Parable's endings - there are like 10 of them at least.

Plus, the demo has different content than the game itself.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on January 05, 2014, 05:01:59 PM
I also got Crusader Kings II (the one exception to my indie purchases) but I just haven't been able to get into it, unfortunately.

About Crusader Kings II.. the best way to learn how to play it is to read/watch some LPs of it, to understand the mechanics, ways to play it, and the interface.

I'd suggest this Something Awful LP (http://lparchive.org/Crusader-Kings-2/) or this PC Gamer LP (http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/09/05/crusader-kings-chronicle-the-prologue/). There's also quite a few Youtube let's Play, though I don't have a link handy.

Just imagine that you are playing a ruler during the medieval age. Your goals are to foster a good heir, expand your dynasty, claim more lands, increase your King's opinion of you, and perhaps even become a King or Emperor yourself. How you do these things will vary from player to player, but it almost always makes for a truly epic story of love, war, intrigue,  betrayal, and politics.


Oh, and there's also this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gke4pJ5OtIQ
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: TheStrangerInTheFog on January 05, 2014, 08:20:27 PM
Just imagine that you are playing a ruler during the medieval age. Your goals are to foster a good heir, expand your dynasty, claim more lands, increase your King's opinion of you, and perhaps even become a King or Emperor yourself. How you do these things will vary from player to player, but it almost always makes for a truly epic story of love, war, intrigue,  betrayal, and politics.

I've found that the best way to play CKII is to roleplay it. If you pour a lot of yourself into a character, you'll enjoy the game all the more.

My friend was playing as some minor King in Dark Ages Britain, and he got the rare-ish Joan of Arc event, whereby a young woman is born in your lands with INSANE marshal and piety skills, and joins your court. My buddy had his character marry this girl, even though one of her traits was 'celibacy'. When I pointed out that they wouldn't be able to have kids, and that his throne would fall to his estranged brother on his death, he was like "but it's what my guy would do".

They spread their pagan religion across the southern half of Britain, and died within a couple days of one-another during a plague epidemic. His world never saw their like again.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: BishopSansPants on January 06, 2014, 08:07:41 PM
Huh, great advice. I'll have to play it with that in mind.

Thanks for the links!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Kamen on January 06, 2014, 10:02:33 PM
I've switching between Payday 2, Metal Gear Rising, Borderlands 2, and my recently acquired copy of Steel Battalion with huge-ass controller! I also got Chivalry during the winter Steam Sale 'cause of Battle Bros, but I haven't gotten too into it yet.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on January 08, 2014, 10:06:35 PM
Got "Magrunner: Dark Pulse" after listening to the latest episode. Was playing through it, and kind of not liking the aesthetics of the test chambers (They seemed really tacky), that is until shit hits the fan! Still playing through it, it was worth the 10 bucks from Xbox live.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: CommissarKip on January 10, 2014, 06:26:13 AM
Payday 2 with some of the guys from my tabletop gaming group. This is such an awesome game.

Who else has it? We could do a RPPR bank robbery.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on January 10, 2014, 11:08:19 AM
I do. Like it alot. I alternate with my Skype group. One Friday we play Payday 2 the next we do Shadowrun. It works well.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: BishopSansPants on January 12, 2014, 08:01:06 PM
I also have it, but I haven't really touched it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on January 13, 2014, 12:35:20 AM
Well that's three of us. If we get a fourth we could totally do a full team run.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on January 17, 2014, 11:31:04 PM
While I can't play this at the moment, I'm excited about the 20th anniversary release of Gabriel Knight. I think it is due out sometime this year. The last time I played that was in the mid 90s.

On a somewhat related note, apparently Frogware will be releasing a Call of Cthulhu  game. Frogware is the same group that released the Sherlock Holmes point/click adventures like  The Awakening (which has everything to do with Cthulhu and nothing to do with Kate Chopin) and Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack The Ripper.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on January 20, 2014, 03:27:06 PM
While I can't play this at the moment, I'm excited about the 20th anniversary release of Gabriel Knight. I think it is due out sometime this year. The last time I played that was in the mid 90s.

I had this argument with a few people when Final Fantasy 7 Came out on steam. Don't get me wrong yes the game is amazing but for fuck sake come on give us an HD remake of it, at least tone it up some don't just release the same stuff that I could play in front of my tv with an old console. Look, I love playing old games, but if I'm gonna be playing it on my PC that runs games that look simply amazing, I don't want to use graphics from 15+ years ago, Even games that focus on that as an art style at least they up it to make it look good. A company like square who re-released HD versions of Final Fantasy 1-6 on the DS should know to up the way a game from 15 years ago should look!

I personally don't eve know what Gabriel Knight is, so I'm sorry to call out a game you love, and maybe it is in an HD remake, I'm just upset that Square is lazy and other company's too. lol.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on January 20, 2014, 04:42:10 PM
Playing alot of new old stuff. Metal Gear Revengence at the moment but I've got SpecOps: The Line ready to go next.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on January 21, 2014, 11:51:26 AM
While I can't play this at the moment, I'm excited about the 20th anniversary release of Gabriel Knight. I think it is due out sometime this year. The last time I played that was in the mid 90s.

I had this argument with a few people when Final Fantasy 7 Came out on steam. Don't get me wrong yes the game is amazing but for fuck sake come on give us an HD remake of it, at least tone it up some don't just release the same stuff that I could play in front of my tv with an old console. Look, I love playing old games, but if I'm gonna be playing it on my PC that runs games that look simply amazing, I don't want to use graphics from 15+ years ago, Even games that focus on that as an art style at least they up it to make it look good. A company like square who re-released HD versions of Final Fantasy 1-6 on the DS should know to up the way a game from 15 years ago should look!

I personally don't eve know what Gabriel Knight is, so I'm sorry to call out a game you love, and maybe it is in an HD remake, I'm just upset that Square is lazy and other company's too. lol.

Friend of mine shares your sentiment.

As do I. They could completely remake all the Final Fantasy games in current graphical godliness and as my buddy says "They'd basically have a license to print money".

I can't imagine the kind of money a FF VI or VII remake would bring in, and playing FFVIII in a graphical style that is better than even the cinematics of the original would make me very happy.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Snake-Eyes on January 21, 2014, 05:27:32 PM
Here is my take with the whole FF7/8 remakes. The FF7 and 8 that just came out on steam are not recent remakes, but the digital re-releases of the pc versions that came out over 10 years ago. That's why you can see some small graphical changes here and there but overall it's still the same. It's true that if they remade them for HD, Square would make money hand over foot but I can understand why they haven't yet. It wouldn't be just a small overhaul of the graphics but they would almost have to start from scratch. Since the gap in time and technology is so great from when they first came out to now.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on January 21, 2014, 07:01:22 PM
While I can't play this at the moment, I'm excited about the 20th anniversary release of Gabriel Knight. I think it is due out sometime this year. The last time I played that was in the mid 90s.


I personally don't eve know what Gabriel Knight is, so I'm sorry to call out a game you love, and maybe it is in an HD remake, I'm just upset that Square is lazy and other company's too. lol.

I'm not butt hurt about your observation.  I'd love to see a updated version of FF7. 

As for Gabriel Knight, it is an HD remake of a classic point and click adventure.

http://www.gabrielknight20th.com/
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on January 22, 2014, 12:44:53 PM
I am playing the latest Tomb Raider game.  I really like it, although thematically it is a little weird (Lara kinda goes from crying about killing to Super charged murder machine just a wee bit quickly..)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on January 22, 2014, 12:54:37 PM
Speaking of gleeful murder machines I've been playing through Farcry 3 again. I really need to write a CoC scenario on Rook Island.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on January 22, 2014, 11:12:54 PM
Awesome idea. I thought Spec Ops would make a good Delta Green game.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Kamen on January 23, 2014, 11:47:57 AM
Funny enough, I've actually been scrounging together a CoC/DG game loosely based on Far Cry 3 for a while now. I actually started a thread way back asking for advice which you can find over here (http://slangdesign.com/forums/index.php/topic,1640.0.html) if it helps with any inspiration. I actually plan on running my version fairly soon, so I'll let you know how it goes.

My group also did a Spec Ops Delta Green game, that was pretty good. Its pretty much the exact same plot, but with some eldritch horror layered on top. We actually recorded that one so feel free to give it a listen over here (http://totalmisanthropy.libsyn.com/a-fistful-of-misanthropes-and-dice-call-of-cthulhu-delta-green) or on iTunes under A Fistful of Misanthropes and the title is (of course) The Line. Hope it helps.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on January 23, 2014, 09:47:37 PM

My group also did a Spec Ops Delta Green game, that was pretty good. Its pretty much the exact same plot, but with some eldritch horror layered on top. We actually recorded that one so feel free to give it a listen over here (http://totalmisanthropy.libsyn.com/a-fistful-of-misanthropes-and-dice-call-of-cthulhu-delta-green) or on iTunes under A Fistful of Misanthropes and the title is (of course) The Line. Hope it helps.

Sounds cool, I'll have to give it a listen.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Kamen on January 23, 2014, 11:50:34 PM
Enjoy! I'm Lugo the Sniper in-game, btw.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Snake-Eyes on January 30, 2014, 06:35:10 PM
Preston got his own game? http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/01/30/octodad-dadliest-catch-review?utm_campaign=fbposts&utm_source=facebook
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on February 12, 2014, 04:45:38 PM
Anyone else preordering South Park and the Stick of Truth?

Honestly I haven't watched South Park regularly in years(possibly ever) but I've seen a lot of episodes and I like the mechanics I've heard about so far.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on February 16, 2014, 10:36:45 AM
I'm dropping some pretty heavy hints to my wife that I'd like it for my birthday.  The game release on March 4th, then I turn 34 on the 5th.  If not, I'm a grown ass man, I'll pick it up on the way home.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on February 20, 2014, 01:15:26 PM
Watch "Don't be a plonker - Buy the Humble Indie Bundle 11" on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk1GdEAbLMo&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Great bundle spend 5$ for all!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on February 20, 2014, 08:24:57 PM
Watch "Don't be a plonker - Buy the Humble Indie Bundle 11" on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk1GdEAbLMo&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Great bundle spend 5$ for all!

SOOO good.  I already had Monaco and Antichamber (the two I would be most interested in), but the soundtracks and other good stuff made it worth it....
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on February 24, 2014, 10:59:26 PM
Like Hotline Miami? Like John Woo films? Then you gotta keep an eye out for this game.

(http://i.imgur.com/1sg9R02.gif)

(http://i.imgur.com/GcBVd7b.gif)

(http://i.imgur.com/O0qM0Sf.gif)

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=39027.0
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on February 25, 2014, 12:28:37 AM
That last one kind of brought to mind the Gaga 2.0 game for me.


Steam is currently preloading Thief so I'll be doing that tomorrow. I really hope it can live up to the previous games, but I really doubt it will (one thing those captured really really well and what I loved most about them is the atmosphere and interesting world, and I really hated both in Dishonored and this is in the same kind of stupid plague city with a lot of the mystical elements of the world stripped...and why bother even making it if you don't get the real voice of Garret?)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on February 26, 2014, 02:26:20 AM
If you have so much hate for the game before even playing it why buy it? Its a reboot of an old game so its gonna be different,  from what I've seen it looks fun, and the options you can turn off are crazy. I never played any thief, but watching Totalbiscuites WTF is, looked fun.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Claive on February 27, 2014, 01:41:55 PM
Wasteland 2 is currently making me feel like a horrible human.  So many people die because of what I don't do :-(
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on February 27, 2014, 01:53:41 PM
Playing Kerbal Space Program again with joy and frustation. I've successfully managed to strand three ships in high orbit trying to get back from the moon. I'm trying to find a way to do enough research that I can build a rescue ship to come and get them so I can bring back their sweet, sweet moon research data.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Kamen on February 27, 2014, 02:55:52 PM
Between the Payday 2 Death Wish difficulty update and Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall coming out today I'd say my weekend is looking pretty busy.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on March 05, 2014, 04:04:29 PM
I decided to set up a community for Fans of RPPR on Diablo III.

Please feel free to join up if you guys are so inclined.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Leviathan on March 05, 2014, 07:30:06 PM
Recently played and completed the new Shadowrun Returns campaign, Dragonfall, and it's absolutely amazing. Blows Dead Man's Switch - which was the launch campaign - out of the water. Lots of fun combat, twists and  great characters. Haven't played SR, or didn't really like DMS? Go get Dragonfall and rejoice.

Also took a shot in the dark on Loren the Amazon Princess, which turned out to be a delightful, minimalistic (read "old school-ish") RPG with a big cast of very likeable characters that all grow as the game continues and by interacting with the player. Very entertaining combat, which has different combos and interesting layers. It's rather cheap as well, and I got more than 30 hours out of my first play-through and intend to replay it again in the future.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 05, 2014, 09:02:55 PM
italicizing titles what the fuck is this a college paper or something
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on March 09, 2014, 11:48:15 AM
MLA up in this bitch
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Leviathan on March 10, 2014, 06:51:50 PM
I'll make text look snazzy if I want to, you monster. :c
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on March 10, 2014, 07:03:50 PM
Ah Ross has begun the desnazzification of all thing forum related.

The great snazz purge of 1812 wasn't enough satiate his urges. Now it has returned.

BUM BUM BUUUUUUUM
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 10, 2014, 08:38:35 PM
I'll make text look snazzy if I want to, you monster. :c

(http://i.imgur.com/RuYH0.gif)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on March 10, 2014, 10:19:49 PM
Got me a controller, so will be playing some Dark Souls and other such games that benefit from the controller....
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Ezechiel357 on March 17, 2014, 04:35:27 AM
I bought last Friday Scrolls from Mojang (the one who did Minecraft). It is still in Beta, but run already smoothly.

For 15$ you have a very nice card/boardgame.
The principle is that you are a "Scrolldier" dueling other opponent. You have a deck made of 50 scrolls which are either creature/structure, spell or enchantment, costing more or less ressources. They is 4 factions (Order - soldier and paladins, Energy - automaton, gun and catapult, Growth - wolf, druid and beast, Decay - undeads, curse, poisons).

The dueling happens on a board where positionning and strategy is as important as the scroll you are playing.

I really got into this game for various reasons:
- Good mix of strategy (building your deck) and tactics (deploying your ressources efficiently)
- A little part of card collecting without being too overwhelming and rarity does not mean more power.
- Nice interface, nice animation/pictures
- Pay once - you can spent more money to buy more cards, but when you play against opponent (IA or playerys), you are getting gold pieces to make your purchase in line. Base on my initial start, it is enough that you don't have to fork more when playing
- Possibility to play against AI (three level), campaign of increasing challenge allowing you to get more gold in-game, possibility to play draft or constructed.

Negative point:
- The initial learning curve is a bit steep as the tutorial is very brief, missing - amongst other things - the list of every special ability cards have (poison, curse, piercing, about 20 of them).


In my view, better than MtG (much more wallet friendly), better than Heartstone (getter graphics, more strategy).
I recommand it highly.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on March 26, 2014, 01:48:47 PM
Reaper of Souls is now live.

Played it just a bit last night.

It's cool, the Crusader is fun and the cinematic for the Angel of Death is pretty BA.

I recently reset my quests on my Barbarian so now I have to run through the game to get back up to snuff.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on April 02, 2014, 10:17:06 PM
Way late to the party, but I got it for 2 bux, so I am fine being late:

Bulletstorm = win
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on April 04, 2014, 08:13:44 PM
New FTL content for those who hadn't heard.  Haven't tried it yet, but reviews are generally positive....
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on April 04, 2014, 10:33:55 PM
Way late to the party, but I got it for 2 bux, so I am fine being late:

Bulletstorm = win

Yeah, much joyfun beautiful friend.
I like achievements and the kind of grinding to get them sometimes and bulletstorm was good for that, plus it had a good sense of humor and was overall pretty fun.

Speaking of being late to the party I'm kinda on/off playing Super Meat Boy, I 100%'ed the first 3 worlds, finished the next three in light world, and am halfway through the last, think I hit the wall of what I can conceivably do though, and my jump button thumb is kinda blistered from it. So might quit if something else grabs me for quick pickup type play.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Lordsloth on April 06, 2014, 03:36:18 PM
New FTL content for those who hadn't heard.  Haven't tried it yet, but reviews are generally positive....

I should try playing through FTL again. I've tried to play through the sectors on easy mode, and have failed about 20-30 times(mostly from bad luck, but sometimes stupidity), and have yet to win.   :-[

Just beat Shadowrun: Dragonfall, and really liked the story. Currently playing Mass Effect 3, and enjoying getting back into the series.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on April 08, 2014, 01:02:42 PM
For Ross et al.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exg_OxsaHyY
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tim on April 08, 2014, 03:42:49 PM
I don't tend to play a lot of longer games but just started Fez and also playing Monument Valley which in someways a very similar games.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on April 09, 2014, 08:06:58 PM
For Ross et al.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exg_OxsaHyY

Lol was just about to post that too sooooooooo excited! 
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Post by: Dom on April 22, 2014, 05:26:03 PM
Okay something pretty important.

You will be able to get Red Orchestra 2 for free tomorrow. As in, download it from Steam on that day and you can keep it for the rest of time.

Go to this link tomorrow and you can redeem it: http://store.steampowered.com/app/35450/

It's a very nice game, much better than it was at release. Plus, the Rising Storm expansion is some of the most fun you can have in multiplayer FPSes nowadays.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on April 23, 2014, 01:54:29 PM
Bumping to let people know you can now get the game for free for the next 23 hours. Tell your friends! http://store.steampowered.com/news/13116/
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on April 25, 2014, 09:00:02 PM
Bit o Dark Souls II, but decided to go back and beat the first one first....
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Post by: Snake-Eyes on April 25, 2014, 10:51:42 PM
Ross I know that you looked forward to Aliens: Colonial Marines but this might help you get that Aliens fix http://www.ign.com/videos/2014/04/25/how-scary-is-alien-isolation
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Leviathan on April 26, 2014, 12:33:02 AM
Yeah, Alien: Isolation could be ridiculously good if they nail the claustrophobic feeling of being trapped with the mother-fucking Alien. All footage I've seen of it so far has looked great.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on April 26, 2014, 06:04:18 PM
A Wolf Among Us

This is rather noir.
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Post by: Jacko on April 28, 2014, 04:55:42 PM
Ross, what platform are you using for Payday 2?
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Post by: clockworkjoe on April 28, 2014, 06:28:37 PM
PC master race
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Post by: Jacko on April 28, 2014, 09:41:39 PM
Oh good.  If you think shit is hard, wait until you get a rank of Infamy.  Running around in a suit with basically all your primary weapons locked away and no skill trees makes for a real interesting time!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Leviathan on May 03, 2014, 04:19:57 PM
Child of Light is fantastic.
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Post by: Joven on May 20, 2014, 11:14:04 PM
So I finally got around to playing Hotline Miami (so I'll probably listen to that AP again too, now with context.) Final boss is complete bullshit, like extremely straight up bullshit, rest of the game was pretty fun though.

Also if anyone wants, I have a spare Steam key for Thief 4 for $10 or trade for another game.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on May 27, 2014, 01:12:58 PM
So yeah I just finished The Stick of Truth.

I liked it. I definitely didn't feel like it was too short. Sure I would have liked more but I think it played out fine.

It has a decent amount of replay ability due to the different classes so we'll see how that works out.

Other than that I've got Evolve and Shadows of Mordor in my game pipeline.

I want them bad.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on May 27, 2014, 03:48:55 PM
Buying everything on Steam, stupid sales. Trying to update my PC so I can actually play the stuff I want to.

Playing EA's MOBA, Dawngate. Good game, a little small right now.

Playing through Witcher 2 again, enjoying it just as much as before.
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Post by: Flawless P on May 27, 2014, 06:00:40 PM
I got in the closed Beta for Dawngate and I tried to jungle and I felt like the jungle camps took hours to respawn... Not really sure how I felt about the characters.

I did just install smite though i'm giving that a shot.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on May 27, 2014, 06:41:26 PM
Smite is fun but I couldn't play with my friends. Everytime we tried to play as a group we'd fight another group who was way better. Sadly getting stomped over and over soured the game for us.

Dawngate jungle is pretty good right now. I like how large it is. Easy to mess up though.
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Post by: Flawless P on May 27, 2014, 07:44:23 PM
I'm probably being blinded by having at least a small amount of MOBA snobbery due to being a prolific league of legends player.

Prolific? Yes

Good at it? No
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Snake-Eyes on May 27, 2014, 10:39:48 PM
Speaking of MOBA's, I have some beta passes for Dead Island: Epidemic. If anyone is interested let me know. I have 5 passes left.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on June 16, 2014, 03:57:36 PM
Anyone else chomping at the bit to play some Evolve?

That game looks AWESOME.

That and Shadows of Mordor are looking to be must play games for this year.

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on June 16, 2014, 04:33:56 PM
Anyone else chomping at the bit to play some Evolve?

That game looks AWESOME.


60 bucks for such a (relatively) small multiplayer game seems like too much. I wil probably get it a year after it's released when it's $20 at a Steam sale. :)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on June 16, 2014, 05:02:25 PM
Totally hyped for Evolve. I have myself and four buddies who would love to go after each other in that game.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on June 16, 2014, 05:21:58 PM
Anyone else chomping at the bit to play some Evolve?

That game looks AWESOME.


60 bucks for such a (relatively) small multiplayer game seems like too much. I wil probably get it a year after it's released when it's $20 at a Steam sale. :)

Not sure what's "small" about it, it's got over 12 different maps, 12 different playable characters 5 different monsters and a single player mode that has yet to be detailed.

Seems about the right size to me. But hey if I could contain my excitement I'd wait too.

Totally hyped for Evolve. I have myself and four buddies who would love to go after each other in that game.

I've got at least 2 friends who are looking to get on it. I'm thinking this could be a fan game for RPPR if they do a Mac version.

Either way though it's just a damn fine looking game. Mechanically seems a ton of fun as well.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on June 16, 2014, 06:30:32 PM

Not sure what's "small" about it, it's got over 12 different maps, 12 different playable characters 5 different monsters and a single player mode that has yet to be detailed.

Seems about the right size to me. But hey if I could contain my excitement I'd wait too.


Not meant to diss on the game, it looks like a lot of fun. What I meant to say was that, for a game that has no singleplayer campaign and is centered entirely on the multiplayer, $60 seems to be too steep for me. Now, when it is on sale for $20-$30 bucks I will most likely pounce on it because that would be a great value IMO.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on June 16, 2014, 06:37:25 PM

Not sure what's "small" about it, it's got over 12 different maps, 12 different playable characters 5 different monsters and a single player mode that has yet to be detailed.

Seems about the right size to me. But hey if I could contain my excitement I'd wait too.


Not meant to diss on the game, it looks like a lot of fun. What I meant to say was that, for a game that has no singleplayer campaign and is centered entirely on the multiplayer, $60 seems to be too steep for me. Now, when it is on sale for $20-$30 bucks I will most likely pounce on it because that would be a great value IMO.

No big I probably sounded more intense than intended.

According to 2k there is a single player campaign in the final game but we have no real details so far.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: BishopSansPants on June 17, 2014, 06:36:07 PM
I played the Destiny Alpha all last weekend. It was a blast and I can't wait to see the improvements that the alpha weekend has garnered (probably mostly in load times). I'm (im)patiently awaiting the Beta and full game releases!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on June 17, 2014, 10:31:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlOYatDYC40
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Post by: BishopSansPants on June 18, 2014, 11:02:57 AM
Ironically the voice acting was indeed the worst part, but I'm hoping that those are early recordings (or something made just for alpha as to not give away any actual story). Honestly, the Crucible voicework was even worse. They seemed like one of the programmers laid down a quick track just to have something there.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Claive on June 19, 2014, 01:31:57 PM
Steam Summer Sale!  Most Payday 2 DLC 66% off right now! Go Go Go!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on June 19, 2014, 02:35:47 PM
Steam Summer Sale!  Most Payday 2 DLC 66% off right now! Go Go Go!

It's very likely that when Payday 2 goes on a Daily Deal or flash sale that the DLC will be discounted too. If you cna wait until then, you will probably save a few bucks. Otherwise, that 66% off will stay until June 29th, so there's no rush to buy just yet.

If you want maximum bang for your buck, here's a handy flowchart.

(http://i.imgur.com/fDcdUbN.png)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on June 19, 2014, 02:41:40 PM
Also, to keep track of great sales for games that normally don't show up on Daily deals or flash sales (little known indie games are one example) or you simply want to compare prices, this is the God tool of sales. http://steamdb.info/sales/
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on June 19, 2014, 05:13:10 PM
http://gaben.tv/
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on June 20, 2014, 09:42:22 PM
Playin' through Silent Hill: Downpour on the Xbux360.  It is sloppy and buggy as hell, and it sticks to the Silent Hill tropes (yay puzzles yay), and the monsters are kind of lame, but FUCK if I can't get enough of it.  Definitely going for a Silent Hill 2 or Silent Hill 4: The Room story, and I dig it so far.  I miss Silent Hill games.  :(
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on June 22, 2014, 08:59:20 PM
Err, Silent Hill: Downpour is okay...until it tries to become an open world type game.  Then holy shit is it bad. :(
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on June 22, 2014, 09:06:05 PM
Hit me up for some Payday 2 (if you like).  Stoked for the co-op stuff and had some fun times (surprisingly) with just random people....

Not doing much these days, so feel free to message me on Steam (mckma) if you are looking for another person, and I'll probably be in for a few games....
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on June 22, 2014, 09:30:30 PM
I had no intention of buying anything but I'm already neck deep.

Wolf Among Us
Devil May Cry 3 and 4
Enslaved
Monaco

And I'm probably gonna end up buying more... *sigh*
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Kamen on June 23, 2014, 09:43:11 PM
While I scour through Steam sales I have gotten back into Payday 2. The Big Bank update has dragged me back in, so if anybody need a level ~75 technician feel free to hit me up on Steam. I'm KamenOtaku and my skype email is listed on my forum profile.

Also, Shadow Warrior and Wolfenstein: The New Order are both pretty good and I'd recommend them, especially if they hit the Steam sale.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Leviathan on June 23, 2014, 10:38:42 PM
Just completed Watch Dogs. Game-play was alright, but the story and characters are laughably bad.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on June 26, 2014, 10:17:07 PM
Finally caved and picked up Skyrim for 4 bucks.  Good bye productivity!   🐌 
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Lordsloth on June 26, 2014, 11:56:18 PM
Pauly: Yeah, I was having a discussion about the $5 Skyrim with a co-worker today. So much gaming to price ratio... Wow. I did pick up the DLC finally, and plan on running through it again with a different race/class/build.

I beat Alan Wake: American Nightmare, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and Batman: Arkham City in the last month. Was thinking of installing Baldur's Gate 1 & 2. I never even got more than halfway through the first game when it came out, and I've been looking for a "game to play" lately. I've tried 2 or 3 on my Steam library, and I'm just not feeling it for anything yet.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on June 30, 2014, 01:37:39 PM
Got Payday 2 and 2 of it's DLC's for 80% off.

Then convinced a bunch of people to do the same.

Heisting has never been so sloppy.

I did choose to buy this after seeing the Let's Play of the RPPR crew throwing down.

I found it strange that Aaron was able to kill cops at all.

Thought there might be some moral qualms involved but all in all the game looked like such an impressive jump over the first one I had to try it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Daegan on July 02, 2014, 10:15:57 AM
I got:
-Transistor 33% off
-DmC (Devil May Cry reboot or prequel or something) 75% off
-Metal Gear Rising: Revengance 50% off

Beaten Transistor and Revengance so far.  Sort of grudgingly looking forward to starting up DmC, kinda expecting it to be easily the weakest of the three though.

Was not expecting to buy any more games for a while... then Shovel Knight came out.  *shakes fist*  Dammit steam you're getting $15.00 more bucks from me before the week is out.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on July 09, 2014, 05:56:10 PM
After watching the Raillery stuff I am not sure why me and my friends are so bad a stealthing missions. on Payday 2.

You guys get infinitely further than I ever have, makes me want to try harder...

Also that OVE9000 Saw makes me want to respec assault.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Rawtooth on July 09, 2014, 09:57:45 PM
Got bit by the Payday bug as well.  Is it just me or is the Framed mission significantly harder than the other three day-ers, particularly the final day?

And yes, the Saw is godlike.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on July 10, 2014, 12:14:40 AM
Got bit by the Payday bug as well.  Is it just me or is the Framed mission significantly harder than the other three day-ers, particularly the final day?

And yes, the Saw is godlike.

hahahahahaha

Fuck. Framing. Frame.

NEVER STEALTH DAY 3

NEVER
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Rawtooth on July 10, 2014, 01:44:40 AM

hahahahahaha

Fuck. Framing. Frame.

NEVER STEALTH DAY 3

NEVER

I've played missions on Overkill that were easier than Framing Frame on Normal.  Such a fucking stupid mission.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on July 10, 2014, 08:40:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkYI2uYqkG4
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on July 10, 2014, 09:47:11 PM
I'm in the process of building a new PC. Seems like I should budget in payday 2.
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Post by: Flawless P on July 14, 2014, 01:29:28 PM
I watched some dudes Stealth all 3 days of framing frame on overkill.

I was super jelly.

I've never even attempted it on any difficulty because all I hear from my friends is how stupidly difficult it is.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: RadioactiveBeer on July 14, 2014, 01:41:32 PM
I spent a year away from my XBox because work is stupid, so I've been binging lately to catch up on stuff I missed. Saints Row 4, GTA 5, Arkham City, DmC..
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on July 14, 2014, 05:08:21 PM
Just finished Metro LL.  Really really liked it.  Strongly recommend it...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on July 14, 2014, 05:38:45 PM
Last episode of Wolf Among Us came out recently so I've finally started playing it (bought it months ago). Finished the first chapter. Wow. Hooked from the start.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Kamen on July 14, 2014, 08:13:36 PM
Last episode of Wolf Among Us came out recently so I've finally started playing it (bought it months ago). Finished the first chapter. Wow. Hooked from the start.

I actually finished The Wolf Among Us last night and I have to say it is pretty damn good! Enjoy, dude!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on July 15, 2014, 10:57:24 PM
I just beat Wolf last night. Very noir.
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Post by: BishopSansPants on July 21, 2014, 01:28:01 AM
I just beat Wolf last night. Very noir.

I thought the same, and I loved it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Graywalker on July 31, 2014, 07:13:02 PM
I haven't been playing to much as of late. I'm working on getting Payday 2 up and running though. I'd thought about getting it for a while but after watching a few Youtube videos I decided to get it.

I want the Cthulhu mask!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on August 01, 2014, 02:36:12 AM
http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/07/31/free-steam-key/

free steam games

don't say I never gave you guys nothing
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on August 12, 2014, 12:24:02 PM
Since Dark Souls was brought up in the newest RPPR podcast episode, I will say that this would be an AMAZING game to see played by the RPPR crew to post on Raillery. By that, I mean one person plays and one or more people commentate.

Yes, I'm serious.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/89377411/1365362916238.gif)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on August 12, 2014, 03:39:17 PM
On that note, just beat Dark Souls and have started Dark Souls II.  Not sure what kind of build I want to run with though....  Recommendations?

Personally I have found Demon's Souls to be my favorite, but it may be a bit of nostalgia of introduction to the "series"....
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on August 12, 2014, 05:29:50 PM
Faith build is amazingly good in Dark Souls II. I personally like Pyromancy in Dark I, which I'm playing now, but I also like magic and greatsword builds.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: kanesoban on August 12, 2014, 07:14:17 PM
Hey guys !

I was playing Dark souls recently on my pc. I decided that the 'only winning move is not to play' and uninstalled it after putting 23 hours in it. I finally gave up at the gaping dragon boss. I am sad that i actually payed 20 euros for it. Granted, some things were fun, but it just wasn't worth it for me with all the frustration.

Another game that i play a LOT and that i actually like, is called Wargame: Red dragon. I have to say that in all the years playing strategy games (since Red alert 1 came out) i have never seen an RTS this awesome. I like it as much as Ross likes zombies. I think anyone who is at least a little bit interested in strategy games should check it out.
It is a real time tactics game set in the late cold war (1980-1990) period. There is no resource gathering or basebuilding in it. It is purely focused around destroying your enemy via superior tactics.

Every single unit and weapon is modeled after a vehicle or weapon that existed in the real world in that period, and unlike in most other real time strategy games, modern weapons here are extremely deadly and have ridiculously long ranges: an average tank's cannon can easily shoot targets multiple kilometers away. Artillery can shoot tens of kilometers far, with the the longest artillery range being around 100 (!) kilometers.
The battlefields are gigantic (the larger ones are more than a 100 square kilometers in size).

The game allows you to build your own army (called a 'deck') from the units that are present in the game. In the game, you can deploy the units that are
in you deck. Did i mention that the game has over 1500 (yes, thats 15 with two zeros behind) units ?
The deck building part is actually so involved that it is like a minigame in itself. Much like building your character in an rpg.
The game has many unit types. To just name a few:
- various infantry (special forces, antitank, flamethrower, shock troops, etc.)
- tanks
- various vehicles (anti air guns, artillery, various troop transports, etc )
- helicopters
- aircraft (bombers, air superiority fighters, anti-tank planes, etc)
- ships (frigates, destroyers, etc)

Here are some screens from the game:

[spoiler]

(http://www.wargame-rd.com/screenshots/rd/08.jpg)

(http://www.wargame-rd.com/screenshots/rd/13.jpg)

(http://www.wargame-rd.com/screenshots/rd/15.jpg)

(http://www.wargame-rd.com/screenshots/rd/21.jpg)

[/spoiler]

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XybTzMDEiu0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XybTzMDEiu0)

Review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh5dGGIQXn8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh5dGGIQXn8)

This game is easier than games like Starcraft in the sense that it doesn't require as much twitch reflexes and fast micromanaging. You also don't have to memorize build orders. It is slower paced then Starcraft, C&C, etc. On the other hand, it takes a fair amount of time to learn to effectively use your units (and also because there are so many unit variations), so it is a fairly complex game. Unfortunately the tutorials aren't very good. The best way to learn this game is through someone more experienced. If anyone wants to try it out then add me as a friend on steam (i am 'kanesoban'). I am sure i can help. :)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on August 12, 2014, 09:21:58 PM
Hey guys !

I was playing Dark souls recently on my pc. I decided that the 'only winning move is not to play' and uninstalled it after putting 23 hours in it. I finally gave up at the gaping dragon boss. I am sad that i actually payed 20 euros for it. Granted, some things were fun, but it just wasn't worth it for me with all the frustration.


It's completely okay to not like the game. I bounced off it hard after getting to Blighttown. Hell, everyone hates Blighttown.

I did not play the game again for three months, but something of the setting attracted me. So I read up on a noob guide, (never put points into Resistance, spend your souls on weapon upgrades) and took the plunge again with a second character.

While playing, I realized that I still remembered the strategies I used to beat the early bosses, and I made a lot of quick progress through the game.

And then that's where you realize that Dark Souls is a game about knowledge. Every death is supposed to teach you something new about the environment, so that you use that new knowledge and put it to use to achieve the seemingly insurmountable.

So what I'm saying is, if you ever feel like it, do give the game another shot. It is one of the most indepth games out there, and there's ample reasons why it has such a big following.

On that note, just beat Dark Souls and have started Dark Souls II.  Not sure what kind of build I want to run with though....  Recommendations?

Personally I have found Demon's Souls to be my favorite, but it may be a bit of nostalgia of introduction to the "series"....

I had tons of fun with a Strength build with a gigantic anime sword. I also used crossbows to give me a bit of ranged combat ability, but mostly relied on slow heavy swings that deal tons of damage and can hit multiple foes.

Similarly, if you're looking to test your mettle, try a dual-wielding build. It's incredibly viable in Dark Souls 2, so long as you are good at dodging attacks.

The 'easiest' build would probably be a hex user with a big shield on his offhand, but then again it is not that great for PvP unless you learn how to time your spell casting duration and how to lead the hexes through hit-detection lag.

also:

(http://i.imgur.com/UtLaNzA.gif)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: fox01313 on August 24, 2014, 09:15:39 PM
Mostly flipping between Skyrim (smelting all from steam workshop worth it btw) & a few other mmorpgs to find some fun while listening to podcasts as the game audio gets a bit tiresome. Though after revisting the Raillery Dead Space3 videos again full of the mystery of space candles & the fun near-Carcosa moments for Ross around #17, tempted to run through those again as there were some fun moments in that game as they got the creepy atmosphere right in the 2nd one with the space station.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on August 27, 2014, 08:21:17 PM
I'm a day late and a dollar short, but I finally got Payday 2 for PC.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Joven on September 01, 2014, 12:55:38 AM
Re-re-watched the Caleb+Ross Dead Space 3 coop, played Dead Space for the first time 2 weeks ago, and started Dead Space 2 the other day.
Pretty cool games, a bit switch/fetch questy, but covers it up well, one thing that kinda aggravates me is the way it handles corpses.  Had many disappear before I could stomp them for the glorious glorious items, or harvest for spears to use as woppets.  And particularly in Dead Space 1, where I had a feeling there was going to be one of those corpse->necromorph converters in an area, so cleared out all the bodies, only to leave the area, come back and all the corpses are back where they were and are now turning into monsters.  Also, it stole Howard's corpse from me, just up and vanished while i was even looking at it, me and Howard were gonna do coop, at least I avenged him.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on September 04, 2014, 01:40:32 PM
I'm waiting for the new Hoxton and Hoxton Breakout heist on Payday 2 at the moment, I've been playing Payday 2 a lot less consistently than I've been playing but I got to infamous 1 level 80 or so and just burnt out.

I'll still play with friends but I'm not gonna grind out rats and firestarter runs over and over like I've been doing.

 

Still just one more month till Shadow of Mordor is out and I lose all my freetime to it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 04, 2014, 09:28:46 PM
They just upped how much EXP you get with every heist and also released a new DLC weapon pack with a grenade launcher.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: fox01313 on September 06, 2014, 10:23:52 PM
Just picked up Divinity: Original Sin off steam, take a big fantasy rpg & from what I've seen, mix in the X-com turn based combat, a fun yet completely silly looking stealth mechanic (where you pull a box or bush or whatnot over your character), the ability to throw things around the environment plus when you get into social moments with your pair of characters, you can pick contradictory positions then socially fight it out to see who wins.

Not sure if the Witch & Wayfarer are a good start but seem like fun, plus the Witch has two great skills to start, the ability of identifying things with Lore & the ability to talk to dogs or other wildlife. Now you can find out if Timmy really is trapped in that well or was pushed off a cliff instead by some animal.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/230230/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/230230/)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on September 08, 2014, 12:36:13 PM
I'm grinding through Dragon Age: Origins so I can play Awakening so I can load my save data into Dragon Age 2 and do a new playthrough of that "in continuality" with my original game leading up to the release of the third game. I forgot have damn buggy the game can be, especially the ending sections. On the plus side I'm seeing a totally different narrative path to the ending than I remember which is fun.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 08, 2014, 06:56:05 PM
I'm grinding through Dragon Age: Origins so I can play Awakening so I can load my save data into Dragon Age 2 and do a new playthrough of that "in continuality" with my original game leading up to the release of the third game. I forgot have damn buggy the game can be, especially the ending sections. On the plus side I'm seeing a totally different narrative path to the ending than I remember which is fun.

GET BACK TO WORK
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on September 08, 2014, 07:32:12 PM
I'm grinding through Dragon Age: Origins so I can play Awakening so I can load my save data into Dragon Age 2 and do a new playthrough of that "in continuality" with my original game leading up to the release of the third game. I forgot have damn buggy the game can be, especially the ending sections. On the plus side I'm seeing a totally different narrative path to the ending than I remember which is fun.
Ahh Dragon Age 2 and those blasted recycled maps. 
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on September 08, 2014, 08:47:42 PM
GET BACK TO WORK

I'm sorry boss, don't hurt me!... Also just bought MURDERED: Soul Suspect because it's on sale for $15 in the Humble Store.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Snake-Eyes on September 11, 2014, 10:42:26 AM
Just in case anyone missed this announcement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozzz97AmKlQ
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 11, 2014, 01:52:21 PM
GUYS DO YOU LIKE HURTING OTHER PEOPLE
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on September 16, 2014, 04:38:51 PM
So soon.


SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Kamen on September 16, 2014, 09:56:51 PM
GUYS GET TO THE DELOREAN.

THE BASEBALL BAT, GO GET IT.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on September 17, 2014, 03:39:58 PM
While I can't play this at the moment, I'm excited about the 20th anniversary release of Gabriel Knight. I think it is due out sometime this year. The last time I played that was in the mid 90s.

I had this argument with a few people when Final Fantasy 7 Came out on steam. Don't get me wrong yes the game is amazing but for fuck sake come on give us an HD remake of it, at least tone it up some don't just release the same stuff that I could play in front of my tv with an old console. Look, I love playing old games, but if I'm gonna be playing it on my PC that runs games that look simply amazing, I don't want to use graphics from 15+ years ago, Even games that focus on that as an art style at least they up it to make it look good. A company like square who re-released HD versions of Final Fantasy 1-6 on the DS should know to up the way a game from 15 years ago should look!

I personally don't eve know what Gabriel Knight is, so I'm sorry to call out a game you love, and maybe it is in an HD remake, I'm just upset that Square is lazy and other company's too. lol.

Friend of mine shares your sentiment.

As do I. They could completely remake all the Final Fantasy games in current graphical godliness and as my buddy says "They'd basically have a license to print money".

I can't imagine the kind of money a FF VI or VII remake would bring in, and playing FFVIII in a graphical style that is better than even the cinematics of the original would make me very happy.

Here is my take with the whole FF7/8 remakes. The FF7 and 8 that just came out on steam are not recent remakes, but the digital re-releases of the pc versions that came out over 10 years ago. That's why you can see some small graphical changes here and there but overall it's still the same. It's true that if they remade them for HD, Square would make money hand over foot but I can understand why they haven't yet. It wouldn't be just a small overhaul of the graphics but they would almost have to start from scratch. Since the gap in time and technology is so great from when they first came out to now.

So on steam today, FFIV fully remade... coming September 17th Lovely as hell great looking graphics intro video, the game play graphics look amazing too. why cant they do it with 7. it just disappoints me. I relay wonder if its just a license thing with Sony.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Snake-Eyes on September 17, 2014, 05:20:45 PM
That very well could be the reason, since all the updated versions have been all the Nintendo releases. I'm also surprised that the sequel for FF4 wasn't released on steam at the same time.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on September 17, 2014, 07:47:35 PM
GUYS GET TO THE DELOREAN.

THE BASEBALL BAT, GO GET IT.

I..


gah

... asdfj;asld

Damnit Bane you broke my brain with awesome.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on September 19, 2014, 12:13:20 PM
Anyone looking at Sid Meiers Beyond Earth as a possible pickup?

It's looking pretty cool so far.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Kamen on September 19, 2014, 01:14:51 PM
GUYS GET TO THE DELOREAN.

THE BASEBALL BAT, GO GET IT.

I..


gah

... asdfj;asld

Damnit Bane you broke my brain with awesome.

GUYS, THOSE OTHER PEOPLE, GO HURT THEM
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Leviathan on September 20, 2014, 06:40:14 PM
Anyone looking at Sid Meiers Beyond Earth as a possible pickup?

It's looking pretty cool so far.
Absolutely. As much as I like the revisionist history a game of CiV will bring, Beyond Earth looks so awesome, and it's a fresh setting (no more sodding barbarians). October looks a brilliant month for games this year.

Also started playing some Wasteland 2. It's pretty addictive. My gang of middle-aged, balding salesman; former child soldier; hick bruiser; and former raider sniper will bring peace to Arizona. Or see it burn. Whichever comes first. Honestly, though, the game feels a bit incomplete; Your group always clumps really clumsily which often sets off traps since the game doesn't tell you how to individually select dudes (or I just missed it), and the combat is a bit too simple too last the entire game. The lack of a preparation round, or at least being able to set your team up in a formation while walking around is really frustrating when you have enemies crowd the sniper because he's attached to the bruiser's buttocks. The story is a bit meh as of yet, but I have hardly scratched the surface so that could change. People have been complaining about the pricing (around 40€ on Steam), but you'll probably get more hours out of this than most modern RPGs (though that isn't saying much, is it? D: ).
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on September 21, 2014, 12:41:17 PM
I'm having tons of fun with Wasteland 2 as well. I backed it on the Kickstarter because they promised a return to old-school RPGs, and I have not been disappointed. This is coming from a guy who adores Fallout 1 and 2, and thought Fallout 3 was a step back for the franchise.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Boyos on September 22, 2014, 12:55:38 AM
Ive been consumed by eve once again. Ive been an on off player since 06, but I've been strictly playing it for the last 3 months straight,  I haven't even touched another game lol. That being said if anyone's intrested in joining me let me know lol!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 22, 2014, 03:27:48 AM
My Wasteland 2 party is Lady Gaga, HP Lovecraft, Tommy Wiseau, and Adam Scott Glancy. Saved Highpool and just cleared out the Agpool.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tim on September 22, 2014, 12:16:51 PM
My Wasteland 2 party is Lady Gaga, HP Lovecraft, Tommy Wiseau, and Adam Scott Glancy. Saved Highpool and just cleared out the Agpool.

Does ASG duel wield .50 desert eagles?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on September 22, 2014, 12:30:48 PM
My Wasteland 2 party is Lady Gaga, HP Lovecraft, Tommy Wiseau, and Adam Scott Glancy. Saved Highpool and just cleared out the Agpool.
Does ASG duel wield .50 desert eagles?

And does Tommy Wiseau have a spoon as a weapon option?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 27, 2014, 04:41:18 PM
Tommy is the melee guy - using a crowbar at the moment.

Glancy uses SMGs and energy weapons.

Lady Gaga is a sniper while Lovecraft prefers assault rifles.

also check this easter egg

Quote
Greetings programs! You might be wondering what this file is. This is Vargas's Snake game on the computer in Ranger Citadel. More specifically it's a program for a computer based on a 6502 processor... which we here at inXile emulated within the game. Replace this file with your own 6502 program and you have your very own 1980's 64k computer! Programs are loaded into memory location $7000, keyboard input at $FFF0, random number at $FFFA. Look at the code of this game to get hints on how to access the graphics (low res 32x32 and high res 160x160) and text mode. We even created a special font for text based games. There's lots of great resources online for programming for the 6502. Relive the glory of the computers of the 80's. From everyone here at inXile, a huge thank you to our backers for making Wasteland 2 a reality. Many of us started programming on 6502 based machines. They hold a special place in history and in our hearts. Just like the original Wasteland. We wanted to throw in a little Easter Egg for our backers who also remember peeking and poking and seeing '0x20' and thinking 'Jump'. Be sure to share your programs on our Wasteland 2 forum at inxile-entertainment.com! We'll have more helpful dev info there (full memory mapping details, soft switches, code snippets, etc) once people begin to discover this Easter Egg. Happy coding! ;) -inXile
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on October 01, 2014, 06:28:51 PM
Shadow of Mordor is everything I hoped it would be.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on October 01, 2014, 08:55:19 PM
Just picked up the Cat Lady on Humble Bundle.  Trippy little indie title.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on October 10, 2014, 01:25:35 AM
Killing Floor 2 is introducing the M.E.A.T. system for gore. It stands for Massive Evisceration And Trauma. See why:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx_J4F9xe8g

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on October 10, 2014, 08:42:48 PM
The data nerd in me geeked out over this.  Even if you don't particularly like League of Legends, seeing these maps and gameplay plotted out is kinda neat.  Would love to see this kind of thing for other games as well....

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/10/technology/league-of-legends-graphic.html?_r=0
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Jlcthulhoid on October 10, 2014, 09:02:35 PM
Currently playing thru borderlands 2 for my bazillionth play thru. I always thought the game was super eclipse phase-y in that you don't really die, you just kind of pay to come back.
Also playing thru Pokemon y. I've notice its a lot more messed up than I remember. The entry for haunter goes something like this: "if you feel like you are being watched, its probably haunter" creeper much?
Also going through Mario kart 8, crysis 3, and a little diddy called I want to be the boshy. Needless to say that last one is of itself from carcosa. Look up a video. Looking to get payday 2 when the hotline Miami dlc drops. anyone going to be running missions?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: kanesoban on October 24, 2014, 07:03:45 AM
Alien Isolation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkPajk8Z61U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkPajk8Z61U)
Probably the best Alien-related game i played, and one of the best horror games.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on October 25, 2014, 10:41:41 AM
Looks cool, I find it encouraging they finally made a good Aliens game.  It wasn't like there was stiff competition for best Alien game.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on November 01, 2014, 04:05:09 PM
I have Four 8 Evolve codes for steam.

If anyone wants to get in on the weekend alpha PM me and I can send you a code.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on November 01, 2014, 09:27:55 PM
I have Four 8 Evolve codes for steam.

If anyone wants to get in on the weekend alpha PM me and I can send you a code.
Anyone who has XCOM also has access....
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on November 01, 2014, 10:30:07 PM
That is accurate.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 05, 2014, 05:38:27 PM
Shadows of Mordor is pretty fun. One of the best orc killing simulators I've ever used.

Also went out and found Infamous: Second Son because I felt like superheroing around a simulated version of my city. Powers are really cool.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: +1 Hat on November 05, 2014, 07:41:52 PM
Binding of Isaac: Rebirth dropped yesterday. The original is one of the few games I have triple digit hours sunk into. $10 early Christmas present for me!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Claive on November 10, 2014, 12:46:38 PM
I decided to try out Final Fantasy 14.

Its on sale on steam for 50% off...

Damn MMORPGs
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 10, 2014, 03:40:45 PM
Two weeks until Dragon Age and Far Cry's new installments. Not sure which I want to grab first. Far Cry is the most gameable for my groups so I might go for it and whip up an adventure that steals whatever insanity its plot involves.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 10, 2014, 04:59:12 PM
(https://33.media.tumblr.com/cc955d05f57923bfa779b2a1f5584d0f/tumblr_nbv8zp58r11qgh75xo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on November 10, 2014, 10:09:50 PM
Ah UHF.

You know you're getting old when the new Weird Al album releases and you have no clue what songs he is parodying.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on November 18, 2014, 09:33:06 AM
http://www.gog.com/ (http://www.gog.com/) is offering a free copy of The Wither 2 and the Dead Gentlemen's The Gamers.  All you have to do is visit the site daily and collect a 'stamp'.  You need 7 of them to get the game, which if you want, you need to start today.  The promotion end 11/25.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Kamen on November 18, 2014, 07:36:35 PM
Finished Bayonetta 2 during the weekend, SO GOOD, and now I'm burning down the Himalayans and hunting endangered species' in Far Cry 4.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on November 18, 2014, 10:01:26 PM
I was wanting to get that, but I bought Dragon Age Inquisition instead.  So far so good.  Beats the hell out of Dragon Age II.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on November 26, 2014, 01:46:05 PM
STEAM SALE!!!!

Gaben (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUo1PgKksgw#ws)

What games have you bought or are planning to buy?

I got a 4-pack deal for Hammerwatch for less than $10. Hammerwatch is a hack-and-slash action RPG similar to Gauntlet or Diablo, I gifted the copies to a few friends and we will be trying the co-op mode soon.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/239070 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/239070)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Daegan on November 27, 2014, 07:45:58 PM
As of the current steam sale I've bought:
-How to survive - neat wilderness survival game... with some zombies too I guess.
-Five Nights at Freddy's 2 - because my wife likes watching me be scared.
-Jamestown - bullet hell game fighting the conquistadors on Mars.
-Crypt of the Necrodancer - rhythm game dungeon crawling.
-Payday 2 - finally caved. Anyone still playing this?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on November 28, 2014, 09:30:28 AM
Finally getting caught up on my Christmas gifts from last year, and have started Bioshock Infinite.

Sooooo good. 
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: FHRegulus on December 05, 2014, 04:49:32 PM
I've been playing Crypt of the Necrodancer, The Banner Saga (again), and Isaac Rebirth. They're all incredibly fun games for totally different reasons. Necrodancer is one of the cutest interpretations of a rhythm game I've ever seen, Banner Saga is a fantastic tactical game (even though there's no real terrain or elevation which is a bit of a bummer), and Isaac Rebirth is just as grueling as the first one. I am absolutely awful at it, haha.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Ezechiel357 on December 09, 2014, 02:22:05 AM
I tried for a few days "7 days to die" as it was on sales on Steam and a friend was looking for a sidekick.
I managed to get kicked in the side far too many times for my liking and dropped it. It is still in Alpha and I guess there is a lot of balancing to be done. I will keep an eye on it, but will wait another 6 months before my next attempt.

So far, I am still enjoying an old favorite: Minecraft, with a twist. I discovered AtLaunch (http://www.atlauncher.com/), providing fully modded theme packs in 1.7.10 (sorry FTB, but most of your packs are still stuck in 1.5 or 1.6.4). Currently having fun with "Natural Magic".
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Claive on December 11, 2014, 04:09:41 PM
I have been playing reassembly.  It is a 2d top down space ship shooter, that lets you build your ships out of blocks.  It is a pretty fun toy, but there isn't a lot of a "game" here.  Fun all the same and it is still in Beta.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/329130 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/329130)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Teapot on January 02, 2015, 09:40:14 AM
Just started This War of Mine, I was feeling bad about stealing from the sleeping people at the school, they're basically me but without beds. Then I saw that their fridge was full of not-food. This is bad, Bruno needs foods to work his chef magic, he, Marco, and Pavel are pretty hungry. Also we're all sad because we couldn't help the kids and now their mom's probably dead.

So it's one of the grimmer games so far. At least I have a shovel for when I'll have to kill some other half-starved victim, like hitting a mirror. I'll bet they'll have people counting on them for food too.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: crawlkill on January 30, 2015, 04:29:50 PM
Apparently I'm playing Destiny on a PS4 now? I'll be completely useless until this keyboard/mouse adapter shows up in the mail, because twin sticks oh no. I think uptohisneck is the ID they're sticking me with, because crawlkill is too powerful. Add me, any of you whoevers.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Wooberman on February 02, 2015, 02:03:09 AM
I've also jumped on the Destiny bandwagon also. My ID is UnnamableDave if anyone wants to add me.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on February 02, 2015, 11:35:47 AM
Just started playing Grey Goo. It's a new low speed RTS. Liking it so far. Cool cut scenes.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Jacko on February 08, 2015, 01:04:19 AM
Destroy! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUnjxftU6r0#ws)

I've been having fun with Besiege.  It's on Steam (about $7) and still in alpha development and the gameplay is, in essence, all the crazy war machine doodles you did in 3rd grade come to life. You build your machines, piece by piece, to complete certain tasks. Destroying buildings, murdering knights (or sheep), retrieving things, navigating a minefield, whatever! It's hilarious fun and really allows one to exercise their blood-soaked creative muscles. Try it!

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on March 10, 2015, 03:53:58 PM
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is out.

Do you still like hurting other people?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on March 23, 2015, 09:48:14 PM
Finally got around to playing The Evil Within.  The first three chapters are disappointing; it is mostly a stealth game, and not a very good one.  However, it really picks up at the end of Chapter 3 and through Chapter 4; you can start decking out your character and feel like you can actually have a chance during combat, and you don't sneak around as much.   
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on March 25, 2015, 07:01:41 AM
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is out.

Do you still like hurting other people?
That is why I went into education.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on April 13, 2015, 10:56:50 AM
Anyone waiting till 7 tonight to play GTA V on the PC?!?

We might need an RPPR group or something.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on April 14, 2015, 02:11:20 PM
Anyone waiting till 7 tonight to play GTA V on the PC?!?

We might need an RPPR group or something.

I got it on PC too, runes silky smooth at a constant 60 FPS. First time playing GTA Online and it's a lot of fun!

My character:
(http://i.imgur.com/mEn1zaV.jpg?1)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on June 09, 2015, 10:04:50 AM
Paypal just spilled the beans. Steam Summer Sale will start on June 11, 2015. That's two days from now!

(https://i.imgur.com/Kg73zab.jpg)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on June 09, 2015, 09:22:14 PM
My wallet is going into braxton hicks contractions.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on June 10, 2015, 11:12:25 AM
FUCK! I'm scrapping pennies for GenCon, I can't deal with this right now! All those games forcing me to buy them...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: BeyondSandrock on June 10, 2015, 04:40:56 PM
Going to just leave this here:

http://youtu.be/RoGxA48HQ1g (http://youtu.be/RoGxA48HQ1g)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on June 11, 2015, 01:23:20 PM
Brace yourself, it is here.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on June 11, 2015, 09:39:28 PM
Fired up the old Wii and am playing Super Mario Galaxy for the first time.

And it is fucking awesome!  Trippy, fast-paced platforming gewdness.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: AdriRaven on June 14, 2015, 05:02:06 PM
Between bouts of writing, I've fallen back into SWtOR and The Secret World.  Keeping the relevant muses for all three safely juggled at one time is... interesting.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on June 14, 2015, 07:55:45 PM
A Sunless Sea... my first Steam sale purchase
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: PirateLawyer on June 14, 2015, 07:58:53 PM
A Sunless Sea... my first Steam sale purchase

On my wishlist; please post a review here before the sale ends!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on June 14, 2015, 09:16:46 PM
I bought Don't Starve Together, Prison Architect and a gift copy of Valkyria Chronicles. There goes the $20 I had pledged to spend during this sale.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Twisting H on June 16, 2015, 01:23:51 AM
In the vein of

Going to just leave this here:

http://youtu.be/RoGxA48HQ1g (http://youtu.be/RoGxA48HQ1g)

From SA poster Too Lazy to Stop

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKiMYH9bHcY#)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: trinite on June 24, 2015, 03:58:28 PM
I've been playing a lot of Hearthstone on my phone recently. As an experienced Magic the Gathering player, it's a very interesting contrast in game design principles. The basic mechanic is the same (spend mana to play cards, which put creatures into play to attack your opponent's life total), but there are some really interesting differences that affect the style of gameplay. Basically, only the player whose turn it is ever has any actions or choices to make. You never actively do anything on your opponent's turn. This makes a whole lot of sense for an asynchronous phone game, where lag could affect your ability to respond to actions quickly. But it also has the effect of making offense extremely important, and controlling tempo (i.e. staying one turn ahead of your opponent, so he's reacting to your decisions instead of you reacting to his) the most important strategic concern.

So it's really interesting to see two very similar games that have a few fundamental differences that massively transform the nature of the game.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on June 28, 2015, 07:55:47 AM
I know "you (I) never asked for this", but if you donate at least a dollar to charity you can get a free copy of Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/06/26/donate-to-charity-get-deus-ex-human-revolution-for-cheap?utm_campaign=fbposts&utm_source=facebook (http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/06/26/donate-to-charity-get-deus-ex-human-revolution-for-cheap?utm_campaign=fbposts&utm_source=facebook)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Jacko on July 17, 2015, 10:05:42 PM
I can't stop playing Duck Game, please send help.

It's a fantastic 16 bit side scrolling platform shooter (what a mouth full) that reminds me of Joust on the NES.  Just with quacking ducks and loads of guns and explosives and a non-stop pace.  It's really fun!  If you've got an Xbox or PS controller hooked up to your PC, I'd very much recommend it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on July 21, 2015, 07:58:36 PM
Anyone else super stoked for Sword Coast Legends? Game play looks great although I'm nervous about possibly getting nickle and dimed for classes races and tile/enemy sets.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Lordsloth on July 21, 2015, 08:27:48 PM
I'm interested in seeing Sword Coast Legends, as a long-time D&D/FR gamer. Haven't looked into it much, yet.

Currently playing the Walking Dead adventure game, about to start Episode 3. Jesus, with the decisions. It's fucking nerve-racking!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: BeyondSandrock on July 22, 2015, 01:10:55 AM
I'm interested in seeing Sword Coast Legends, as a long-time D&D/FR gamer. Haven't looked into it much, yet.

Currently playing the Walking Dead adventure game, about to start Episode 3. Jesus, with the decisions. It's fucking nerve-racking!

Oh, I completely agree with you. I tried making a Raillery video for the first season and failed miserably as I tried to make snarky comments and was stunned into silence.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Lordsloth on July 30, 2015, 07:13:52 PM
Oh, I completely agree with you. I tried making a Raillery video for the first season and failed miserably as I tried to make snarky comments and was stunned into silence.

I just finished the main "Campaign" of Walking Dead(still have 400 days left to do), and holy shit- the feels.  :'( :-[

Awesome game.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Kamen on August 02, 2015, 08:58:56 PM
While I loved The Walking Dead season 1, I found season 2 to be severely lacking, so your mileage may vary. I think my lukewarm response may have amplified due to playing The Wolf Among Us, Telltale's Fables game, and while enjoying it becoming vary aware of the seams and puppet strings within Telltale's particular style. Either way TWD Season 1 and TWAU Season 1 are both pretty damn good and very recommended.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on August 03, 2015, 05:36:36 PM
Tales from the Borderland is ok, just nothing to write home about.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on August 03, 2015, 08:03:13 PM
Tales from the Borderland is ok, just nothing to write home about.

I would agree.  It's decent fun if you like the Borderlands style, but at the end of the day it's basically a bunch of cutscenes from Borderlands (in terms of quality).
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Twisting H on August 13, 2015, 05:56:14 AM
I found a Lovecraftian Roguelike! 

Infra Arcana http://oryxdesignlab.com/infra-arcana/ (http://oryxdesignlab.com/infra-arcana/)

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Infra Arcana is a Roguelike set in the early 20th century. The goal is to explore the lair of a dreaded cult called The Church of Starry Wisdom. Buried deep beneath their hallowed grounds lies an artifact called The Shining Trapezohedron - a window to all secrets of the universe. Your ultimate goal is to unearth this artifact.

The theme and inspiration for this game comes mainly from the horror fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft. There is a Lore section on this site that describes some of his mythology. The game also draws flavor from various B-horror movies, as well as the first-person shooter PC game Blood.

Infra Arcana adheres to the virtues of the Roguelike genre - high replay value and challenging tactical gameplay.

The tileset and sounds are appropriately spooky.  Along with managing your health, you also have a spirit stat that functions as an integrated mana/second health bar. Casting spells costs spirit. Some monsters can strictly attack spirit. If your spirit reaches zero, you die.   

Instead of a hunger mechanic there is an sanity mechanic.  Sanity is broken down into two meters: Shock and Insanity, each on a 0-100% scale.

Enter a darkened room without a light source or see a cosmic being, you gain shock.  Wait too long around a level and you will begin to accrue shock as well.  Once shock reaches 100% you have a minor mental breakdown that can be anything from making noise because you are gibbering to having shadows appear and stalk you.  Upon reaching 100% shock resets to 0% and Insanity increases by a certain amount. If insanity reaches 100%, you die.  Reach the stairs for the next level however and your shock meter is set to zero, encouraging you to explore efficiently. 

Currently you can be a War Veteran, Rogue, or Occultist.  I recommend Rogue for your first few times since you start with a cloaking spell to escape enemies. 

In my second game I got cursed for kicking open the slab to an ancient tomb, grabbed a Tommy gun and unloaded drum after drum into Keziah Mason until the foul witch fell, found out that chopping apart reanimated corpses with an axe is a great way to gain shock way too quickly, drank an insight potion and identified an eldrich artifact that scattered my opponents around the level, threw knives at gun wielding cultists with varying success, watched an infected wound become diseased because I couldn't treat the wound in time oh god oh god the zombies beat down the door I spiked, and threw a bunch of dynamite at Major Clapham-Lee and his undead hoard only to eventually fall to their clutches.

Also, it's free.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: trinite on August 13, 2015, 10:52:59 AM
Infra Arcana, huh? Wow, I'm gonna have to get that.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on August 13, 2015, 08:05:46 PM
I'm sold.  Thanks.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on August 14, 2015, 12:36:44 AM
So this is a thing now...

http://www.twitch.tv/twitchplaysdark (http://www.twitch.tv/twitchplaysdark)

From the thousands of people who brought us the cult of Helix, comes an even more complex game play-through at glacial speeds! The internet never fails to... impress?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on August 14, 2015, 02:25:21 AM
I finally got PS Plus so I can play online with peoples

My user name is Kowloon Ruins

Focusing on Bloodborne
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on August 14, 2015, 03:51:47 PM
Several hours deep into Witcher 3. Loving it. Best Witcher game so far for sure. The plot threads through side stories are god damn nuts!

So just found out that they are finally releasing an English language Witcher table top game. It's not the same one as exists in Poland, it's a new game based on the same Fuzion engine that the new Cyberpunk stuff uses.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: BishopSansPants on August 27, 2015, 01:39:02 AM
Now that I've finally settled from my move from Oklahoma to Seattle, I'm finally getting back to normal life.

Which is to say I've marathoned Witcher 3 (So much fun. Now that there's a new game plus and since I probably won't buy anything else until Fallout 4, I'll probably play through it again on Hard and run around doing sidequests), I really suck at Bloodborne (some Let's Players on YouTube make it look easy, but man is it infuriatingly hard), and I'm playing Destiny (I'm trying to finish my Moments of Triumph before the start of year two next week) a whole lot.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on September 06, 2015, 05:22:21 PM
Been playing a lot of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

There's a base and emblem creator in the game, and I saw the perfect opportunity to add my favorite government conspiracy to the mix.  ;)

(http://i.imgur.com/GSvMD7M.jpg?1)

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 06, 2015, 06:04:19 PM
Can you make it a green triangle?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on September 06, 2015, 10:25:36 PM
I could've made it completely green, but I like this style a bit more.

(http://i.imgur.com/vM5hq0b.jpg?1)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on September 07, 2015, 02:21:21 AM
aw yissss

mother

fucking

delta

green
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on September 07, 2015, 07:33:50 AM
Speaking of Delta Green, been playing Wolfenstein: The New Order.  It's good, yo.  REALLY good.

and master of orion 2 'cuz its fuckin CRACK
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on September 08, 2015, 06:50:47 AM
What is not to love about German versions of Beatle's songs?

Speaking of Delta Green, my wallet has a sense of dread in regards to the kickstarter.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tim on September 08, 2015, 11:45:24 AM
Speaking of Delta Green, my wallet has a sense of dread in regards to the kickstarter.

As if millions of wallets suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tim on September 08, 2015, 11:56:13 AM
I thought I had left gaming PCs years ago when I moved to a macbook and most of my gaming has been the PS3 but recently I built what I am calling my mid life crisis PC. It is not crazy from the point of view of what one can build into a gaming PCs but I spent more than I should and my indulgent wife has not asked too many pointed questions about it. Anyway because of this I have started down the dark road of Steam. Mostly with more recognizable titles but that is how it begins.

Darkest Dungeon
Civ 5
Witcher 3
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on September 08, 2015, 06:58:57 PM
I don't have the nerve to try the Witcher.  I'm afraid my marriage and career might take a backseat.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: PirateLawyer on September 08, 2015, 07:26:39 PM
Speaking of Delta Green, my wallet has a sense of dread in regards to the kickstarter.

As if millions of wallets suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.

What's the ETA on the DG kickstarter? I know I'm going to splurge on some ridiculous high-end pledge level already.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tim on September 08, 2015, 08:05:44 PM
What's the ETA on the DG kickstarter? I know I'm going to splurge on some ridiculous high-end pledge level already.

It is suppose to be September some time but the Arc Dream folks are not Pelgrane so I expect some possible wiggle in that schedule. They still have three weeks and for all I know it could have gone live even as we speak.

P.S. - I am quite fond of the Arc Dream folks so no disrespect intended.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Kamen on September 09, 2015, 10:04:40 AM
What's the ETA on the DG kickstarter? I know I'm going to splurge on some ridiculous high-end pledge level already.

It is suppose to be September some time but the Arc Dream folks are not Pelgrane so I expect some possible wiggle in that schedule. They still have three weeks and for all I know it could have gone live even as we speak.

P.S. - I am quite fond of the Arc Dream folks so no disrespect intended.

Dennis Detwiller has been making threatening facebook post about the kickstarter, so it should be happening.

Also... WHOOOOOAAAAAAHHHHH HOOOOOOOOOOO WORDS THAT KILL! WOULD YOU SPEAK THEM TO ME?
I've been playing a lot of Metal Gear Solid V.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on September 09, 2015, 11:02:53 AM
Started playing Binding of Isaac: Rebirth again, and it's definitely one of those "just one more run" games....
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on September 09, 2015, 06:54:16 PM
Just started of Tell Tale's lastest installment of Tales From The Boarderland.
Some poeple were kinda meh about this, but I dig it.  It certainly isn't on par with a Wolf Among Us, but not much is.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Morbid on September 16, 2015, 12:14:45 PM
What's the ETA on the DG kickstarter? I know I'm going to splurge on some ridiculous high-end pledge level already.

It is suppose to be September some time but the Arc Dream folks are not Pelgrane so I expect some possible wiggle in that schedule. They still have three weeks and for all I know it could have gone live even as we speak.

P.S. - I am quite fond of the Arc Dream folks so no disrespect intended.

Even Pelgrane slipped a bit with the start of the Dracula Dossier KS.  I am super excited for the DG one, but I've been waiting a couple years already...

After getting frustrated with the kinda-sorta real-time combat of Pillars of Eternity, I decided to finally just play X-Com Enemy Unknown for the first time.  It has a very Delta Green-y feel to me - governments versus aliens, casualties expected - and the gameplay is really smooth.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: The Lost Carol on September 16, 2015, 01:13:27 PM
Been playing through Terraria again. Haven't played in years, but with all the updates combined with sweet, sweet cheevos I thought I'd run through it again. Still enjoying it! Just started Hardmode after killing the Queen Bee approximately 40-50 times so I could have my Honeyed Goggles and Bee Mount. Low rate treasure spawns are the worst.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Alethea on October 05, 2015, 05:43:33 PM
Just started playing This War of Mine on Steam. Very good depressing survival game - inspired by the war in Ukraine if I recall correctly.

Not recommended for anyone who'd like to avoid being depressed.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: PirateLawyer on October 08, 2015, 03:53:18 PM
Darkest Dungeon is now on sale on Steam. Will definitely pick it up. Is the soundtrack worth getting too?

EDIT: nevermind, I bought this and boy am I glad I got the soundtrack version - music is excellent.

Did I hear rightly that the latest patch changed some stuff that some people don't like?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on October 10, 2015, 07:48:46 PM
Thanks Pirate, I was meaning to pick that up.

Currently playing Star Wars Battlefront Beta.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Morbid on October 14, 2015, 02:04:34 PM
Darkest Dungeon is now on sale on Steam. Will definitely pick it up. Is the soundtrack worth getting too?

EDIT: nevermind, I bought this and boy am I glad I got the soundtrack version - music is excellent.

Did I hear rightly that the latest patch changed some stuff that some people don't like?

I''m not sure if it was the last patch, but Caleb and Ross talked about it on GDW.   You can also see some more .. passionate discussion in the Steam Reviews.  The two changes were Heart Attacks (if your heroes get too mentally stressed, they can simply die from a heart attack) and enemy corpses.  Enemy corpses make it so your melee guys can't attack enemies in the back until they destroy the corpse of defeated enemies.

I just got the game in the Steam sale and the enemy corpse mode seems .. not fun at all.  I'm already thinking of turning it off, which you can do in the options menu. 

I also got Undertale, which is delightful and about as far from Darkest Dungeons as you can get in terms of tone.  We've actually played a lot more Undertale. 
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: trinite on October 15, 2015, 11:08:41 AM
Cool, I haven't played Darkest Dungeon since that patch dropped. I think the corpse ought to be a good change; it'll make repositioning attacks more useful than they were before, and nerf some of the most abusive stun-locking strategies that I discovered (Barbaric Yawp! so OP).

I quit playing it because I managed to get my core party out ahead of the difficulty curve, at which point it got easy and lost a lot of the tension. I should give it a new go.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Flawless P on October 22, 2015, 12:27:05 AM
Played a bit of Sword Coast Legends story mode.

It's got the Baldurs Gate feel  I like in these games, not sure how much i'm gonna like multiplayer. I hope the dungeon crawls are fun.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Claive on November 30, 2015, 06:28:02 PM
I just assume that everyone is too busy playing Fallout 4 to post that they are playing it...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Adam_Autist on November 30, 2015, 07:39:23 PM
Being late to the Payday 2 party myself. Rather like the console versions of the DLC amirite  :P

Remember: DarkestAdam for all your EnforcerMind needs. (PS4 only atm)

Also I need to get back on the Darkest Dungeon wagon (carriage?).

Finally getting on top of some anxiety problems. Has left me rather behind I'm afraid.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Twisting H on November 30, 2015, 07:59:50 PM
I goddamn wish I was playing fallout 4.  But getting in Red Markets Beta comments comes first and I can't even get to that because of other things recently.

Time typing fixes all wounds I suppose.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Review Cultist on November 30, 2015, 08:20:12 PM
I've started playing "Destiny" (burrowed off a buddy to see what it's "campaign" was all about.) Surprised how much more Halo this game feels then Halo 5 does. Well it feels more like the original Halo trilogy than the new trilogy has for me.

I guess it make sense since it's by Bungie too. XP
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: The Lost Carol on November 30, 2015, 10:55:23 PM
Wish I could be playing Fallout 4. Needing to save money (both to move out and for Christmas presents) means I'm waiting, combined with the frustrating but true point that if I wait a year, I can get it and all DLC in a GOTY edition for $20ish.

Honestly, I've been a little down in the dumps, but was able to reverse it by playing games from the Katamari Damacy series. Hard to be depressed with those crazy games. (Well, except the PSP version. One stick means SHIT controls.)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Dom on December 05, 2015, 08:32:18 PM
Been playing Destiny too. The gameplay is fun, but I feel like the story and the character personalities are so shallow to the point of being almost nonexistent. Oh well, I guess I'll just go shoot some more robot-bugs.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Redroverone on December 06, 2015, 06:43:05 AM
Someone showed me Crusader Kings 2. I post this only to prove to myself that I still live.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: trinite on December 06, 2015, 01:26:40 PM
Someone showed me Crusader Kings 2. I post this only to prove to myself that I still live.
My multi-generational plan to become King of Ireland worked out, but the subsequent crusades against the Muslims in Spain have gone poorly. Leinster is now under Moorish domination.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Alethea on December 06, 2015, 03:30:48 PM
Currently trying to resist the call of Civilization V - I have writing/editing to do dang it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Lordsloth on December 06, 2015, 07:07:17 PM
I think I'm going to have to upgrade the home compy for Fallout 4. Waiting to buy until then. Currently playing through Doom 3 again, Pillars of Eternity off and on, and Bioshock Infinite.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on December 23, 2015, 09:37:43 AM
The Steam Winter Sale is live.  Just picked up Season 2 of The Last Door.  Probably going to break down and get the Witcher III.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: FlapjacksOfWar on December 29, 2015, 10:29:27 PM
Currently trying to resist the call of Civilization V - I have writing/editing to do dang it.
Stay away as long as you can or you wil lose yourself in it. I am always like 'Hmm 2 more turns and ill go to sle....and its 4 am'
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: The Lost Carol on December 29, 2015, 10:45:48 PM
Lot of stuff on my 3DS; one of my Christmas presents to myself was to repurchase Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (the collector's edition, no less), so I've been playing through it and am about half way through. Playing on the portable also had me play some rounds of Tetris DS and to tend to my long neglected town in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. If anyone would like to visit my humble town I could drop a friend code.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Alethea on December 30, 2015, 07:44:18 AM
Currently trying to resist the call of Civilization V - I have writing/editing to do dang it.
Stay away as long as you can or you wil lose yourself in it. I am always like 'Hmm 2 more turns and ill go to sle....and its 4 am'

Oh yes, I know that feeling. Successfully resisted long enough for the Steam Winter sale. Bought Endless Legend. This is not better – now there's RPG in my Civ V.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on December 30, 2015, 05:48:48 PM
Alphabear. 

stupid addictive Alphabear.  :(
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Adam_Autist on December 30, 2015, 06:37:54 PM
Downwell! Worryingly addictive.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on December 30, 2015, 11:02:26 PM
working on far cry 4 right now, trying to clear some of my queue. of course then i buy like 6 new games in the steam sale including beginner's guide, kentucky route zero, layers of fear, and bloody trapland
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on January 01, 2016, 10:26:29 PM
So far I've picked up Road to Redemption (think old school Road Rash), Witcher 3, Blues & Bullets, Her Story, The Last Door Season 2, and Silence of the Sleep.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: trinite on January 03, 2016, 09:10:35 PM
Thanks to the ol' Steam sale, I picked up two games I've been wanting for a while: Suness Sea, and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.

Sunless Sea is fun, creepy and funny at the same time. It's a little "lovecraftian," but strictly in the Dreamlands sense. So more Dunsanian? But also steampunk.

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter apparently requires more video memory than I possess.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Adam_Autist on January 03, 2016, 09:20:48 PM
More games should let you play cephalopod people in formal suits.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tim on January 04, 2016, 07:48:05 PM
Playing a bit of the Long Dark in sandbox. Having a good time and given the snowy weather we have had in Portland seemed thematically appropriate. Some annoying things but over all enjoyable.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: HapexIndustries on January 16, 2016, 08:57:43 PM
My goal (not resolution, mind you) for this year is to play more of the weird titles I've picked up in bundles and deals over the last 5 years, so I've spent the last couple weeks experiencing some pretty weird shit, along with some big name stuff.

THE GOOD

Fallout 4
Same as most of you, probably.  Played for 80 hrs, got to level 46, got the badguy ending, stopped playing.  I could go on at incredible length about the pros and cons of the game but in the end I clearly enjoyed it, I played it for 80 fucking hours in two weeks.  I will say this, though, I hated myself the whole time.  Not ME me, but the ingame character me.  What a fucking loser I am.  8.75/10

Downwell
EXCELLENT action-roguelite vertical scrolling shooter (vertical as in down) with pixel graphics in a variety of style (the initial pallete is black, white and red but you unlock new ones) with persistent elements.  The controls are amazingly tight, the gameplay is surprisingly addictive and the difficulty is unsurprisingly high.  You're a guy that jumps down a hole and fights to the bottom of a pit using only his "gunboots."  Lots of upgrades, decent level and enemy variety, incredibly addictive.  8.5/10

Mercenary Kings
Interesting sidescrolling shooter, pretty much an open-world Metal Slug with crafting.  Surprisingly easy to pick up and play.  Recommended for fans of Metal Slug that wished the game lasted more than 2 hrs or whatever.  Can be a little repetitive (you play through the same levels multiple times with different objectives) but your ability to control your upgrades (armor, knife, 'biomods', and a gun composed of 5 or so individual parts) keeps it kinda fresh.  Probably gets really hard (I only got maybe 10% in so far) but still worth a look.  Also available on console.  8.5/10

Rebel Galaxy
A very fun space combat/trading game that plays wonderfully with a controller.  Despite quite unrealistically taking place on a single plane (ie, there is no z-axis/vertical movement) the combat is satisfying (and comparable to the ship to ship combat in Assassin's Creed 3 and 4).  6 hrs in I haven't left the first area but I've upgraded my ship 4 times, and my onboard systems probably twice that any times.  Kinda similar to Elite if it didn't take 20 hrs to make enough to buy a new ship.  The soundtrack bears mentioning, its some weird scifi/country/metal hybrid, and it's pretty good, but there's only 8 tracks or so and they WILL get old.  8.5/10

Card Hunter
Surprisingly good F2P browser based strategy roleplaying game with a really really cool 1st Ed DnD art style.  The combat revolves around playing cards, and the cards in your deck are determined by your equipped items.  There is clearly a bit of play to win chicanery but I had several hours of fun with it without paying a dollar (and then got the Starter Set, 14$ value, for a couple cents in a bundle); paying money gives better quest rewards and access to other areas.  I am mostly opposed to this kind of thing but I can't help but like Card Hunter. 7.5/10


Finding Teddy
Minimalist pixel graphics point'n'click adventure game about a little girl that travels into a fantasy world through her wardrobe in search of her teddy bear (which was stolen by a giant spider).  Fun, not too difficult (unless you're an achievement completionist), some cool musical puzzles and some really brutal death scenes.  Nothing special but an enjoyable diversion and I think it's on mobile as well.  7.5/10

Hand of Fate
I really like this game.  It's a unique hybrid of several genres: levels are created randomly using cards from a deck that is predetermined, events occur that rely on a mixture of luck and observation, combat is basically Arkham Asylum/Assassins Creed, your character can equip items/abilities from a pool of cards you choose.  It takes forever to describe but you'll understand in a couple seconds if you watch a video.  There is a Campaign and an Endless mode, and a lot of free DLC (as well as one paid expansion, I believe).  This one is on consoles as well.  9/10

Underrail
I barely played this but it was clear from the start that this is the Fallout 3 that fans of the original were looking for.  Well, maybe not literally (I'm sure the writing and setting aren't quite as good) but this postapocalyptic isometric CRPG is pretty sweet.  Very very oldschool.  8.5/10

Life is Strange
This game turned me off immediately with some cringey dialog and the worst intro song of any game I've ever played (and in fact I found the music to be pretty fucking awful throughout) but a good friend recommended I power past the first 10 minutes to the game beyond and it was worth it.  The game plays out kind of like  Telltale adventure (Walking Dead, Wolf Among Us, Game of Thrones) wherein you control the main character, walking them around in third person, looking at things and talking to people.  The gimmick is you are a teenage girl (ehhhhhhhh) with time control powers (ehhhhhhhh) and 'your decisions matter'.  Despite involving two of my least favorite story elements, and the acoustic indie soundtrack that I hate, and being largely about highschool students (least favorite demographic after college students), the game is quite good.  It would have to be for me to keep playing after those first 10 minutes, jesus christ.  Also, the graphics are very very good.  I'm only 40% through but I'll admit, the fucking game made me cry.  On consoles as well.  8.5/10

Contradiction
This is a modern FMV (full motion video) adventure game, a competent throwback to the best of the FMV adventures from the late 90s/early 00s.  The acting is quite good, the story/mystery is interesting, and the interface isn't too bad.  There are some interface glitches but nothing serious (at this point).  Gameplay consists of walking around a town (in abstract, by clicking on a map/places on the screen), talking to people, collecting items, and trying to find contradictions in what people tell you.  The gameplay is not totally different from the Phoenix Wright games (though it is a bit different), a series I enjoy, so I liked this game quite a bit.  It's not long, and it's not for everyone, but it's probably the best FMV game I ever played after Under A Killing Moon. 8/10

Hatoful Boyfriend
Yeah, this is the pigeon dating game.  Honestly, it's not even that, it's a Visual Novel, arguably the lowest form of vidya, and it lacks some of the bells and whistles modern VN games can have, but the writing and localization are top notch and the stories are bizarre, funny, touching, and disturbing.  You're the first human (female) to attend St Pigeonation, a private school for intelligent birds (there is a whole backstory to why the birds are intelligent and can speak, I'm not gonna spoil it).  There are 15 or so endings and they are almost all off the fucking wall.  After you unlock all the main endings you can access the other half of the game which is a rather long mystery story.  The 'game' elements are incredibly limited; for those unfamiliar, you spend almost all of your time reading and clicking through dialog (Visual Novels are pretty much like anime without the animation, or manga that consists of the same 25 art assets used over and over).  And it ruins your Steam Exploration (all it would suggest to me for the last week was VNs, most of which are terrible) as well.  Regardless, if you know what you're getting into and want to read a bizarre story this is a pretty great one. 8/10

Avian Attorney
After playing Hatoful Boyfriend and Contradiction I still hadn't gotten my fill of dialog based logic puzzles or anthropomorphic birds (which is odd because I hate birds in real life), so I picked this up.  It's pretty much exactly what I figured: Phoenix Wright with birds.  The writing is surprisingly good, the art is EXCELLENT (if you're into 19th century style pen and ink sketches of animals in period clothing), but the game proper has some bugs and issues.  I finished the first case (of 5 I believe) and liked it a lot.  It's a bit pricey for what it is but worth it if you can't get enough of these types of games (having played all the Phoenix Wright games, as well as the Harvey Birdman game, I guess that's me). 8/10

Lego Marvel Superheroes
The best of the Lego games, in my opinion.  Runs great, looks great.  The formula of past Lego games remains pretty much unchanged; third person action platforming with some puzzles and shooting elements all with a Lego (and Marvel) motif.  Really sweet open-world hub area, dozens of characters to unlock, interesting abilities, decent flight model (for the flying characters).  I was genuinely surprised by how good this is.  Probably needs a controller to enjoy properly, and is also on console. 8.5/10


THE INTERESTING BUT FLAWED

IlluminASCII
Weird rogue-lite FPS, very very indie.  The levels are randomly generated, you are a @, the enemies are big letters with names like ROBOTIC ARMADILLO or TERRIFYING PUPPY, and your goal is to collect clues on some levels, bomb parts on others.  Amusing (a lot of meme and popculture references) for a bit but lacking sufficient depth to justify a purchase for most.  5/10

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (Redux)
The (Redux) thing means I played the rerelease, which has superior graphics and supposedly less backtracking.  After checking a walkthrough, I think the puzzles were altered a bit as well.  Anyway, TVoEC(R) is a first person adventure game ('walking simulator') in which you have poorly explained 'powers' (like psychometry and, I dunno, the ability to see souls and some other stuff) investigating the disappearance of the titular character.  The game states right off the bat that it doesn't hold your hand, which would be fine, except the game mechanics are not particularly obvious or intuitive.  The mechanics were obtuse enough that I totally failed to understand how to solve the second puzzle (and probably solved the first by accident).  I ended up checking a walkthrough and the mechanics are SIMPLE and could have been summarized with a single sentence, but without that sentence I had no idea what to do.  However, upon solving the puzzle some of the game's actual story played out and it was so fucking weird and compelling that I'm gonna keep playing.  This one is on console as well, I think. 7/10, maybe higher or lower by the time I finish.

Tharsis
A single player boardgame style game (released just a couple days ago) about the first manned mission to Mars.  Disaster strikes your spaceship and you have to do what you can to survive, which means repairing damaged systems, generating food, healing injuries, etc.  In game terms, it means rolling dice and choosing how to 'use' them.  The game's systems are too complex to go into (they involve holding dice for later, malluses that cause dice to be lost or locked, counters to those malluses, regeneration of dice, yadayadayada) but the game is totally reliant on chance.  That's not so bad, really, and is partially offset by choosing how to use your dice wisely, but the RNG will fuck you at some point, probably, and fuck you hard.  The game isn't bad, but it's not great either.  I'll play it until I beat it and probably never play it again. 6/10

Detective Grimoire
A point'n'click adventure game with stylish cartoon graphics, this one is not bad, even pretty good, but mostly forgettable.  It's hard to recommend when there are so many great point'n'clicks out there.  The mechanics are sound, and there are some original ideas here.  Honestly, if the interface had made one or two tweaks I'd have put it in the GOOD list, but the dialog interface unnecessarily requires you to reopen a window every single fucking time you ask about something, which wouldn't even be that bad except that characters only interact with a couple items out of several dozen, but you HAVE to try each item with each character, so opening that window every fucking time gets old fast.  Stupid mistake on the developers' part.  Voice acting is surprisingly good, art is charming, lead character is kind of boring.  6.5/10


THE ONES I WOULDN'T RECOMMEND

Tembo the Elephant
Pretty much Sonic the Hedgehog but an elephant.  The game manages to give a decent impression of speed, and it's pretty cool when you're crashing through stuff at breakneck speeds, but then the little dude you're racing toward shoots a giant bullet at you and you have .000001 seconds to jump over it... not fun.  In fact, it kind of feels like the gameplay is inherently flawed.  I have no doubt it's possible to play and even master the game, but I don't think either of those things would be fun.  Too bad, the art style is nice.  Screen tearing was a bit extreme, though, and the FPS was locked.  Playing with a keyboard would probably give arthritis as well.  On console.  5/10

99 Spirits
A computer JRPG with some unique and interesting mechanics mired by painfully repetitious combat.  You fight evil spirits with a magic sword in what amounts to an incredibly simplistic QTE (attack or defend) over and over, charging up gems with every hit or block, and using those gems to either determine the nature of the spirit (words pop up over it like 'chopping', 'food,' 'wood,' 'holding objects' or big capital letters pop up like CK, TH, EA which help identify the spirit) or to identify the spirit (using the clues and the capital letters).  When you identify the spirit you literally type it's name in, like HATCHET or BOWL, and then the pink cloud you were fighting becomes a demonic form of that object... and you get to fight it again.  If the combat was 3x faster it would be playable, 5x faster maybe even fun, but I was bored of it within an hour as it is.  Too bad, the story is interesting and the concept is original, but I ain't got 2 minutes to spend on every enemy in an RPG.  If you have incredible patience or an opiate addiction maybe it's the right pace.

Culling of the Cows
Would be a decent Flash game to play for free but not worth paying for.  Typical row defense game, you are a farmer defending your barn from insane?evil?zombie? cows, which come in waves.  A timewaster, I guess, but there's a million of these for free. On the upside, it seemed to work fine and wasn't totally hideous, but I couldn't recommend it.  5/10
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on January 17, 2016, 09:25:17 PM
After getting embarrassingly frustrated by Alien: Isolation's save system, I tossed the game into the void in favor of Sleeping Dogs.

Sleeping Dogs is super fun.  GTA + Burnout + Feng Shui = yay


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Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tim on January 18, 2016, 01:07:00 PM
Because it was on sale I picked up Payday 2. I am so laughably bad at it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on January 22, 2016, 07:51:42 PM
Yakuza 5. Been elbow deep in it for a few weeks now. It's a brawler RPG with tons of side questing and an interesting main plot. While you'll get more from the game if you've play the others, you can still enjoy this one if you haven't. It's a PS3 download only game and supporting it now makes it more likely Sega will continue to translate the series.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on January 22, 2016, 11:18:49 PM
Great game man.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Redroverone on January 23, 2016, 06:36:48 AM
Nobunaga's Ambition owns my soul now. If I win as Kakizaki, I will be totally surprised.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Twisting H on January 23, 2016, 06:08:29 PM
words

Thanks for the write ups Hapex. These were useful!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Twisting H on January 29, 2016, 04:48:38 PM
I found a Lovecraftian Roguelike! 

Infra Arcana http://oryxdesignlab.com/infra-arcana/ (http://oryxdesignlab.com/infra-arcana/)

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Infra Arcana is a Roguelike set in the early 20th century. The goal is to explore the lair of a dreaded cult called The Church of Starry Wisdom. Buried deep beneath their hallowed grounds lies an artifact called The Shining Trapezohedron - a window to all secrets of the universe. Your ultimate goal is to unearth this artifact.

The theme and inspiration for this game comes mainly from the horror fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft. There is a Lore section on this site that describes some of his mythology. The game also draws flavor from various B-horror movies, as well as the first-person shooter PC game Blood.

Infra Arcana adheres to the virtues of the Roguelike genre - high replay value and challenging tactical gameplay.

The tileset and sounds are appropriately spooky.  Along with managing your health, you also have a spirit stat that functions as an integrated mana/second health bar. Casting spells costs spirit. Some monsters can strictly attack spirit. If your spirit reaches zero, you die.   

Instead of a hunger mechanic there is an sanity mechanic.  Sanity is broken down into two meters: Shock and Insanity, each on a 0-100% scale.

Enter a darkened room without a light source or see a cosmic being, you gain shock.  Wait too long around a level and you will begin to accrue shock as well.  Once shock reaches 100% you have a minor mental breakdown that can be anything from making noise because you are gibbering to having shadows appear and stalk you.  Upon reaching 100% shock resets to 0% and Insanity increases by a certain amount. If insanity reaches 100%, you die.  Reach the stairs for the next level however and your shock meter is set to zero, encouraging you to explore efficiently. 

Currently you can be a War Veteran, Rogue, or Occultist.  I recommend Rogue for your first few times since you start with a cloaking spell to escape enemies. 

In my second game I got cursed for kicking open the slab to an ancient tomb, grabbed a Tommy gun and unloaded drum after drum into Keziah Mason until the foul witch fell, found out that chopping apart reanimated corpses with an axe is a great way to gain shock way too quickly, drank an insight potion and identified an eldrich artifact that scattered my opponents around the level, threw knives at gun wielding cultists with varying success, watched an infected wound become diseased because I couldn't treat the wound in time oh god oh god the zombies beat down the door I spiked, and threw a bunch of dynamite at Major Clapham-Lee and his undead hoard only to eventually fall to their clutches.

Also, it's free.


Infra Arcana received an update!

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Gameplay
* Added more monsters
* Added invisibility property
* Ghost-type monsters and Polyps are invisible.
* New Potions: Invisibility and See Invisible (can see all invisible and sneaking monsters, prevents blindness)
* Bumping an unseen monster (sneaking or invisible) that you are unaware of no longer performs a melee attack, instead it prints a message such as �There is someone here!�, and makes you aware of the monster (you see it as a �!� on the map)
* New background: Ghoul
* New property: Infravision (the Ghoul background starts with this, and many monsters has it), which allows you to see infra-visible creatures in the dark
* Made several changes to how traps work - most importantly, when they activate there is usually a delay of a couple of turns from when they activate until the effect occurs - this means that you can (sometimes) avoid the effect by moving away from the trap
* Added command [R] for organizing Colt magazines (the game will reload your wielded or readied Colt, or move single rounds between magazines, whichever is better)
* Added command [N] to make noise (for luring monsters)
* Monsters fighting each other now generates sounds (�I hear fighting.�)
* Unequipping any item spends a turn
* Critical misses for melee attacks (1% chance normally) now cause various bad things to happen, such as becoming exhausted, or dropping the weapon
* Disarming traps gives a small amount of XP
* Potions of Fortitude no longer cures all insanity symptoms (phobias, etc), instead they only heal one random symptom
* There is now a delay when quaffing Potion of Descent until the effect happens
* Changed Potion of Antidote to Potion of Curing, which acts like a light version of Potion of Healing
* All Potions are now guaranteed to identify when you drink them
* Added new item class �Rods� - these are similar to Devices, except they never break or malfunction, and instead have a cooldown time before they can be used again
* The Wound system (which was removed in v17) is now back again - when you take heavy damage in one hit you receive a Wound - each wound reduces your fighting abilities, maximum HP, and HP regeneration rate - wounds can be healed with the Medical Bag
* Chests are never made of iron until at least dungeon level 3
* Added more traits
* The Melee Fighter skills now also gives extra damage (in addition to better hit chances), Master Marksman (the final Marksman skill) gives extra ranged damage
* The Mobile trait now only makes every third step a free action (instead of every second step)
* Walking in liquids stops Burning
* You can no longer read scrolls in darkness
* Items which in the previous version raised your shock when carried/equiped (such as Jewelry or the Mi-go armor) now raise your insanity instead (as long as you keep the item).
* Removed cold damage, and all items/monsters related to it
* Removed Potion of Frenzy
* Added Frenzy as an insanity symptom
* Braziers light up cells around them, and can be kicked over to do fire damage in a small area (similar to a small molotov explosion)
* The Spirit traits now also gives spell resistance - a harmful spell cast on you will be blocked, then it takes a certain number of turns to regain spell resistance
* Any melee weapon can now be thrown
* New spell: Animate Weapons - causes melee weapons to rise into the air and protect you (after a while they will drop to the ground and become normal weapons again)
* Added more Insanity symptoms

Interface
* Migrated to SDL2 (fullscreen mode may work better for you now, if you had problems with this before)
* In window mode, the window is created centered on the screen
* In some menus, options can now be selected directly with letter keys
* Page Up / Page Down can now be used in menus to jump to the top/bottom (if menu fits on screen), or to the previous/next screen (if menu takes up multiple screens)
* The [a] command is no longer a shortcut for Medical Bag and Electric Lantern, instead it opens a filtered inventory view only showing items which can be Applied (read, quaffed, activated, ignited, etc)
* Changed Inventory key to instead of [w]
* [w] is now used for kicking/bashing instead of [q] (*Wham*)
* Intrinsic properties that lasts indefinitely are now spelled with upper case (e.g. you can be �DISEASED� or �Diseased�), to clarify that waiting will not end the effect
* Added an option for using symbols such as a heart for Hit Points, and a brain for Insanity in the interface (the old text based way is the default option)
* Reworked background and trait picking screens
* Removed the [D] command for jamming doors - instead using the �Close� command [c] on an already closed door will now attempt to jam it
* Removed uppercase [X] command, and instead made lowercase
  • bring up the spell selection menu (instead of re-casting previous spell)

* Added another typewriter font
* There is now a log of �historic events� (such as identifying a potion, or killing a unique monster) viewable from the character info screen or from the game info screen after the game is over
* If you are Dexterous, the turncount is marked green on turns where you will get a free step
* The monster description pages shows more information (e.g. how many turns they will remember you, how frightening they are, and also their current properties such as terrified, burning, flying, etc)
* Added more sound effects (events and ambient sounds)
* While aiming aiming, the marker shows if the path goes through any seen blocking cells
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: trinite on January 30, 2016, 02:16:26 AM
Ooh, good reason for me to start playing Infra Arcana again -- once Darkest Dungeon gets too easy. :)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tim on February 19, 2016, 05:03:19 PM
Just finished Firewatch and while I enjoyed it quite a lot it is a very short game (I finished in just under 5 hours and I was taking my time) so I would actual recommend waiting till it is on sale but it has some of the best voice acting I have experienced in a game.

Also I have just purchased The Witness and going to give that a whirl this weekend.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: HapexIndustries on February 19, 2016, 10:33:42 PM
Currently enjoying:

XCOM2

Despite its terrible optimization and questionable release state I'm having a lot of fun with this.  Playing with the Steam controller, loving it.

Downwell

Incredibly fun oldschool style vertical (as in DOWN) scrolling platform shooter.

Edna and Harvey: The Breakout

Cute, surprisingly dark (and surprisingly rough) cartoony point n click adventure from Daedalus, better known for the Deponia series, about a girl and her talking stuffed rabbit escaping from an asylum.

Tharsis

Single player boardgame-style PC game, Tharsis is an incredibly frustrating game of chance and planning revolving around the crew of the first manned mission to Mars experiencing... troubles during the voyage through space.  There is cannibalism involved...  Anyway, 14 playthroughs and not one win yet.

Knights of Pen and Paper +1

Been playing this at work because it's slow paced (turn based) and pretty simple, in fact I think it might be a mobile port.  Anyway, it's a... ok timewaster RPG that plays on pop scifi/fantasy/gaming tropes, especially DnD.

Monster Loves You

Another 'at work' game, this is a cutesy and simplistic 'life sim' where you start as a baby monster and have to make decisions and such to grow up as you want to.  Good for what it is, I guess.  And the art is pretty cool in a storybook way.  I dunno, I just like monsters.

RymdResa

Minimalist space exploration game from indie dev in Sweden, I rather like this somewhat bizarre, surprisingly dark, and initially infuriating little game.  It's very complicated despite the simple graphics and gameplay, and its not for everyone, and omg is it frustrating in the beginning, but I've dropped probably 6 hrs on it so far and have yet to beat it.  The price is a bit high, though.

Sentinels of the Multiverse

PC game translation of the single player/co-op NOT COLLECTIBLE card game where made up comic book characters do battle.  The art design is... ok, but the mechanics are great.  I somehow got the season pass and am currently overwhelmed by the options and reading the wiki on wtf to do.  Since I did not like the last 2 years of vidya Magic this has been the best thing since.

Borderlands 2


It's Borderlands.  Again.  With better writing and graphics and enemy variety and stuff.  Also, dat grind.  I guess I just wanted to shoot something, tbqh fam.  Oh I also wanted to play Tales of the Borderlands and was advised there are major spoilers for BL2 so I figured I'd play it first.  And then I got bored, 12 hrs later.

Crypt of the Necrodancer

Excellent rhythm roguelike that you don't have to have rhythm to play.

Starward Rogue

I bought this because I felt bad for the developer, Arcen Games, who ended up laying off most of its staff after this failed to sell well, despite really good reviews (99% positive right now on Steam).  It's a scifi roguelike twinstick shooter with some persistent elements and is sort of a spinoff from Last Federation.  It's not really my thing, a bit too twitchy/actiony, but it's quality and I supported some people I care for so it was money well spent imo.

Organ Trail

Oregon Trail after the zombicaust, with more action bits.  Mostly playable with a controller, each game I played ended when my station wagon ran out of gas.  Good fun for a bit.

Game of Thrones

More Games of Thronesy than the last season of Game of Thrones.  Frustrating just like the show, occasionally shocking just like the show, I managed to utterly fail to save my house.  Probably just like if I tried irl.




Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Adam_Autist on February 21, 2016, 09:53:43 AM
Have returned to playing PS4 Payday 2 in time for the announcement that we'll finally get some new content.

Have started playing Diablo 3 for when I need semi mindless entertainment.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: The Lost Carol on February 21, 2016, 06:16:56 PM
Been replaying games recently; literally and figuratively.

I hadn't played Darkest Dungeon since it was still in early access. At first I was afraid of the updates, but I feel they're balanced so that it adds more strategy. Glad I came back.

I loved The Binding of Isaac, but never bothered updating to Rebirth / Afterbirth. Once it dipped during the Lunar New Year sale I bit the bullet and bought it. It's not terribly different mechanically, but the new content makes it worth it. Though cursed items can die in a fire.

One of my good friends is a competitive fighting game player, so I played quite a bit of Streer Fighter V at his place. I like fighting games, but not enough to purchase it 'til they release the single player stuff; especially if I'm gonna have to buy the Fallout 4 Season Pass to save $30 bucks. I DO have Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, so I have been playing that a bit.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: trinite on February 22, 2016, 11:23:22 AM
I hadn't played Darkest Dungeon since it was still in early access. At first I was afraid of the updates, but I feel they're balanced so that it adds more strategy. Glad I came back.
I've been enjoying the new content, too. It does require a bit more strategy than it did earlier. My stun-focused teamcomp still works great, though.  Plague Doctors are amazing now.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Adam_Autist on February 22, 2016, 04:36:29 PM
Had to stop playing Darkest Dungeon because it was around the time I started having anxiety problems.

Just read about Witch House the Lovecraftian xcom style game. Looks interesting.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: HapexIndustries on February 23, 2016, 07:41:08 PM

Just read about Witch House the Lovecraftian xcom style game. Looks interesting.

There's a Greenlight page on Steam, definitely worth voting for if the page is to be believed.  Unfortunately it looks like the only article regarding it is on Kotaku... but I won't hold that against the devs.

Greenlight page is https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=627611079

Seeing this reminds me I still haven't picked up Hard West, which appears to be similar in a 'Weird West', not sure if anyone has tried it?

Also, finally started playing Alien: Isolation in earnest, about 5 hrs in and that pesky alien has killed me about 3 times, but those were pretty much all my fault for not paying attention.  Someone else mentioned the save system, which is a mix of checkpoints and manual savepoints; it's pretty goddamn far from my ideal of quicksaves, etc, and really only serves to prolong the game and make me take less risks/explore less but whatever, consoleitis strikes again.  I do appreciate that the game is simply GORGEOUS and totally recreates that retro-80s scifi feel from the first film.  The alien is pretty goddamned good looking too; it's amazing how well that design holds up but a hundred (or a thousand) years from now it will be just as otherworldly and terrible, truly an amazing achievement and a credit to Giger that will live on and on.

I'll admit that after 5 hrs of sneaking through ductwork and hiding in lockers I wanted to kill the hell out of some stuff, fortunately Borderlands 2 was still installed.

Lastly, I wanted to give a a strong YOUR MILEAGE MAY VARY for PC gamers interested in the Steam controller.  I've been using it now for about 2 months and, well, let me just say it's a good controller and it adds a couple things to the controller scene that I really appreciate, specifically I really like the 'grip' buttons, which are on the back of the controller and would be pulled by your middle/ring/pinky finger, I really like the trackball emulation with forcefeedback, I really like the upward swinging 'wing' design, and the stubby analog stick is surprisingly versatile.  Also, it allows me to play dozens and dozens of slow paced and/or turnbased games on my big TV from the couch that I wouldn't have been able to otherwise, stuff ranging from point n click adventure games to 4X's to RPGs;  I've been playing Darkest Dungeon, Endless Legend, a whole slew of oldschool adventure games, and XCOM 2 from the comfort of my couch.  And now that the controller profile thing seems to be working better, it's pretty great to not only see which controller setups the community prefers for each game, but to also create, share, and save your own.  Beyond the physical functionality this is probably the best thing about the controller, especially when you consider how incredibly easy it is to reconfigure all the buttons and stick and trackpads (its really amazingly easy and useful, srsly).

On the down side, for me personally, I can not play some games at all, mainly twin stick shooters, but I have a terrible time with TPS and FPS games as well.  Now, I've watched my buddy rock the new Tomb Raider (and Mad Max and FO4 and a bunch of other stuff) with apparently no problem, but I just can't seem to get it myself.  I still plug in the old Dualshock 2 for those games (and unplug the Steam controller, because Windows doesn't seem to like having to choose between the xbox/ps3 controller and steam controller).  There are also a bevy of weird idiosyncrasies and bugs inherent to using the controller with steam, but the most recent controller update seems to have resolved most of them.

Anyway, if you play a lot of slow paced games or adventure games (apparently I have over 60 in my Steam Library alone) and wish you could do so on your tv and couch set up instead of desk/chair, it's totally worth the price.  If you're primarily playing action games, especially games that really benefit from a right analog stick, definitely try one first.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Jace911 on February 24, 2016, 10:30:47 PM
Having binged Dying Light and the DLC over the past couple of weeks, I have to wonder what the fuck happened to the writers between the main game and The Following. Highlight below for a spoilery rant.

Dying Light Ending: We're still trapped in the Harran quarantine zone and we only have a finite supply of Antizin left, but the crazy raider warlord is dead, the military isn't going to carpet-bomb us to stop the outbreak, and we have a genius doctor working on a viable cure! We have a chance!

Dying Light The Following Ending: Everyone ran out of Antizin and turned into zombies while you were out chasing rumors of a magic cure in the countryside, so you can either literally nuke everyone and everything in the city and surrounding area or you can try to bring a flawed cure to your friends as a last hope, which is already turning you into a sentient zombie. Oh, and you got turned around on your way back and ended up in another city, spreading the virus outside of quarantine. Fuck you.

It's even more bizarre because the Following's plot wasn't bad--I was even engaged and intrigued until the end where it suddenly sprang a bullshit binary choice on me, where the logical decision (Option B above) comes bundled with a contrived consequence as punishment for not picking the forced noble sacrifice. It left a very Fallout 3 taste in my mouth.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: HapexIndustries on February 27, 2016, 09:57:26 PM
Picked up two games this week, both of which I would recommend.

Undertale

Undertale is pretty much this year's indie darling, a role played previously by Papers, Please, Braid, Super Meatboy, Minecraft, etc etc.  As is usual for this particular honor, the game is very very good.  Undertale is a experimental RPG that toys with gamer expectations, so though it appears to be a standard pixel graphics Earthbound-inspired RPG (perhaps even RPGmakerish), it is not.  The experience is perhaps best described as 'whimsical and charming,' at least those are the words I would choose.  It is also well written, funny, surprising, emotional, slightly disturbing... and excellent.  For 10$ (or less on sale) it is one of the best games I'll play this year.  My only regret is I didn't play it on release... and also that the game is not particularly long, lasting less than 10 hrs for most players.  Any actual description of the gameplay or story would be a disservice to you.  Suffice to say I am a jaded, monstrous old man at this point and it gave me feels. 

ARK Survival Evolved
ARK is this year's big crafting and survival title, apparently; the other big one I guess is 7 Days to Die, the zombicaust crafting/survival game, which I also own but have not really played.  ARK's big gimmick is that it's full of dinosaurs and looks pretty great and yeah, both those things are true and are pretty awesome.  The dinosaurs are probably the best I've seen in gaming, and you get to tame the bastards and ride them too.  It runs at about 30fps on my aging i7 with gtx960 on high, which really means I should drop the settings, but damn it's pretty.  The gameplay itself is good, as well, though a bit too grindy for me in general.  It takes long enough to get anything done in these types of games without artificial barriers to progress like level caps and such.  Still, I loaded it up thinking I'd screw around for 30 minutes and 4.5 hrs later I realized I'd be getting 3 hrs of sleep before work.  In that time I fashioned some simple tools (pick, axe, slingshot, torch, and spear), built a couple fireplaces and a sad little thatch hut, made a crappy set of clothes out of plant fibers, and killed the hell out of a series of progressively larger dinosaurs ranging from the tiny compys from Jurassic Park up to a duckbilled Parasaur and even a Styracosaurus, to say nothing of dozens of dodo birds and trilobites and coelecanths; I'll admit I may have taken advantage of some creatures getting stuck in trees but hey, that's life.

ARK is in Early Access on Steam, which means Beta, which means it has plenty of issues (my primary ones are related to optimization and controller support, which is good but imperfect), but there's already enough content to recommend the game, to say nothing of the multiplayer content (that I ignore).  It's normally 30$ but is the 'teaser' game for the March Humble Monthly Bundle, which costs 12$; the value was good enough for me at that price to give it a shot, and I still get 6 or so other games come next Friday.  I wouldn't spend 30$ on the game in its unfinished state but 12$?  I arguably got my 12$ worth last night.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on March 10, 2016, 01:12:48 AM
Stardew Valley has its hooks in me.  Just bought it this morning and must have play 6ish hours. It's just so... pleasant to play. At first I was rushing around trying to optimize, but then realized I could slow down and just take it day by day and enjoy it. Kind of fun to think about it from a storytelling side, like I was the character scrambling at first but then adjusting to rural life....
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Adam_Autist on March 10, 2016, 06:09:54 AM
Anyone else playing The Division? Quite good so far I just wish some of my mates would play.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Cthuluzord on March 10, 2016, 11:38:24 AM
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Anyone else playing The Division? Quite good so far I just wish some of my mates would play.

Cthuluzord is playing. I'll be grading and podcasting most of the day, but I'll be on later tonight/this weekend.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Claive on March 10, 2016, 12:50:47 PM
I picked up Disgaea PC because it looked vaguely final fantasy tactics ish and looked silly... it is amazing... why wasn't I playing this ten years ago when the first version of it came out?!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Adam_Autist on March 10, 2016, 03:19:08 PM
Ironically have been saving up the last 2 episodes of Brutalists to listen to while doing side stuff in Division.

Disgaea is pretty amazing. Always got frustrated I couldn't play 3-4. 5 is on the ps4!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: constructacon on March 11, 2016, 12:26:21 AM
is anyone here playing Eve Online i just started and am trying to network.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Thorn on March 11, 2016, 06:55:34 AM
After I spent 20 minutes in the line simulator,I finally got to play The Division for PS4.  If I can force myself to grade papers during my planning period, then I to will be playing this weekend.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Adam_Autist on March 11, 2016, 07:28:57 AM
I work sunday afrernoon and I got an RPG to run on sat evening. I'll try to make some time. Still kind of new to the whole online gaming thing. Inexperienced anyway.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Claive on March 11, 2016, 11:56:40 AM
Ironically have been saving up the last 2 episodes of Brutalists to listen to while doing side stuff in Division.

Disgaea is pretty amazing. Always got frustrated I couldn't play 3-4. 5 is on the ps4!

I really hope to play the next couple of games.... but am not looking forward to having to buy a ps4 just for one game :-(
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Adam_Autist on March 11, 2016, 12:28:02 PM
If you have a PS2 you could probably a cheapo copy of Disgaea 2.

I was always frustrated that 3+4 were ps3 exsclusives despite looking like they would run on the ps2. Persona 4 hadn't even come out as the "final" ps2 game yet at that point.

what is the protocol for RPPR group stuff on consoles? Do I just send out friend requests scattershot? I looked a few months ago and there hadn't been established a group on Playstation like there is on Steam.

Forgive my ignorance. Social stuff isn't my forte in certain contexts.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Claive on March 11, 2016, 03:54:33 PM
If you have a PS2 you could probably a cheapo copy of Disgaea 2.

I was always frustrated that 3+4 were ps3 exsclusives despite looking like they would run on the ps2. Persona 4 hadn't even come out as the "final" ps2 game yet at that point.

what is the protocol for RPPR group stuff on consoles? Do I just send out friend requests scattershot? I looked a few months ago and there hadn't been established a group on Playstation like there is on Steam.

Forgive my ignorance. Social stuff isn't my forte in certain contexts.

The Vita looks like it can play 2-4...
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Mckma on March 11, 2016, 09:40:39 PM


After I spent 20 minutes in the line simulator,I finally got to play The Division for PS4.

I saw a couple screenshots and comments about this but not a robust explanation of what exactly happened. Anyone able to explain, I am curious what's up with it.

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Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Adam_Autist on March 12, 2016, 06:11:05 PM
Pretty much everything is on the vita.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: The Lost Carol on April 03, 2016, 09:26:43 AM
Stardew Valley has been my shit. I've owned it for about a month and have almost 40 hours in, about to go to year 2. It's just so good. There's the farm sim, yes, but there's also relationships, full bore dungeon crawling... It lives up to the hype. Heartily recommended.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Adam_Autist on April 04, 2016, 07:55:27 AM
Am making progress in Darkest Dungeon. Turns out the hardest part is keeping my murder hobos sane.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: trinite on April 04, 2016, 10:09:10 AM
Am making progress in Darkest Dungeon. Turns out the hardest part is keeping my murder hobos sane.

They've definitely upped the challenge on the stress track. I lost several early characters to heart attacks. Now I've finally gotten the hamlet fully upgraded, and I'me ready to work on the endgame -- but apparently my computer has recently decided that all that heavy duty graphical processing is too much for its little ol' system fan, and has started sometimes overheating and powering off in the middle of the game.

So it's back to Infra Arcana for me, for now!
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Adam_Autist on April 06, 2016, 07:38:07 AM
Have started playing Enter the Gungeon. Seems like I might have to switch to a controller. Hard to dodge roll with the mouse and WSAD.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Claive on April 13, 2016, 03:49:10 PM
Does any one else wish that they would mix factorio with an RPG so your character's stats were based on some sort of internal "soul factory"?
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: HapexIndustries on April 14, 2016, 09:28:01 PM
Another wall of text incoming but this is what I do semipro, though I will not be shilling or anything here, ever.

Grim Dawn

I've been playing the shit out of this over the last two weeks, I dunno why.  It's basically the indie response to Diablo 3, made by some of the team that made Titan Quest back 15 years ago or so, a quality Diablo2-style ARPG that I never really got into.  I guess the devs wanted to make a game based on the Black Legion books but couldn't get the rights or something, though they slipped the Black Legion into this game anyway. 

Grim Dawn is everything I wanted from Diablo 3 (except the AAA production values that Blizzard brings to the table): flexible character development, unique classes and abilities, all the complexity of previous games while increasing the complexity further without making the game unapproachable, cool monsters and tons of blood and shit exploding.  The setting is, unsurprisingly, the very epitome of grimdark: post-medieval society experiences a magipocalypse brought on by, well, the actual cause is revealed during the game so I won't spoil it, but the dead are walking around and demons are popping up and humanity is pretty much screwed. 

There are a couple things that make me prefer this to D3 (not the least of which is supporting a developer with heart, and also being able to play offline SUCK IT BLIZZARD): the development options allow you to actually create a unique and viable character that is not identical to every other character of the same class; the 'Constellation' system by which you fill in constellations with points earned from sanctifying shrines, an entirely parallel development system that ties into and complements character development via leveling; all my goddamn hotkeys work right from the beginning; you can spin the camera (!!!); playing through on normal difficulty actual requires a tiny bit of skill.  The worst I can say about it is that the graphics aren't spectacular, that it can get repetitive (a trait it shares with all ARPGs like this, imo), the voice acting ranges from good to not good, and that's about it. 

It is probably the best ARPG I have ever played, and though I usually get bored with these games after 10 hrs or so I'm currently at the 30 hr mark and going strong.  Also I am playing with the Steam controller form my bed and the experience is PERFECT, running around with the left stick, moving the camera with right pad, then clicking the pad to activate the mouse cursor... one of the best Steam controller experiences I've had yet.


Warhammer Quest

A vidya conversion of the classic tabletop miniatures game (which I have never played), I find this game strangely compelling.  I got it in the Humble Monthly Bundle I think, so if I divide the 12$ I paid for the bundle among the games I got this cost me... $3?  I bring up cost right off the bat because WHQ kinda sticks it to you, moneywise: the base game includes 4 characters out of 12 and the others are purchases separately, individually, and at the not inconsiderable sum of 3$ a piece, and I think there are other things to buy as well (monsters maybe?).  Anyway I'm broke as hell and usually won't even play a game that's not complete (like the recent and pretty good Spacehulk Ascension, another GW license with a ton of DLC) so I didn't buy any other classes but damn, there is a charm and an addictive element to WHQ that is undeniable. 

The controls and UI are kind of a pain (I'm playing with my Steam controller emulating a trackball/mouse) in that there aren't enough hot keys or a way to remap them either (I think), and it's brutally difficult at first and does a piss poor job of explaining how to play AND the graphics aren't so great AND the animations are slow AND AND AND yet I have been putting in an hour a night at least, grinding my party to 4th level, getting better gear, doing those quirky GW-style quests. 

It's hard to recommend because of the paywall (15$ for the game plus 24$ more for all the characters, who are all pretty different) but it scratches a weird itch that I guess I like to have scratched.  When I have some extra money I'll probably buy the other characters but if I hadn't gotten the game in a bundle I'd have never picked it up, imo it should be free if they want to sell DLC characters or 25$ for everything.


Sentinels of the Multiverse

Some of you may be familiar with the physical version of this game, it is a co-op NON-collectible (ie, complete upon purchase) card game with a bunch of expansions where you and your friends (or just you) control superheroes battling supervillains.  The coop-only nature of the game makes it pretty cool, and each hero has their own feel and strategy for playing.  Also it is nothing like Magic: The Gathering which can be nice.  At this point there are LOTS of heroes, villains, and environments (where the battle takes place), and a new expansion came out the other day.  The game can be a little complex to get into (especially if you get it with all the expansions) and can be a little slow to play (lots of times I've had games take more than an hour) and the UI is not the best but it is functional, the game is fun, and it has some heart which I think counts for something.  The art, however, generally ranges from 'just better than high school art student' to 'medium grade webcomic,' which is unfortunate but doesn't detract from the experience and might even lend it some charm.


Magic Duels

I never played M:TG until the Xbox 360 version of Duels of the Planeswalkers back in, jeez, 2009 or so.  Since then I have picked up each yearly iteration and been more or less satisfied: for 15 bucks you get a complete, if limited, experience.  Last year the developers decided to go 'free2play' (ie pay2win), with mixed results.  Now the game is free, and you can TECHNICALLY get all the in game cards by grinding out gold, or you can pay something like 40$ real money and unlock them all.  Sorry, that was before the expansions came out this week, now I guess it's like 140$ to unlock everything.  I played the new singleplayer stuff (including a heavily Lovecraft inspired expansion), spent the gold I earned on booster packs and... didn't have enough good cards to make a deck, saw that it would take between 10 and 30 matches to unlock another booster (of 6 cards), and said screw it.  I'll play the next expansion when it comes out I guess.  Too bad, I like the game but I'm not grinding 100 hrs trying to make a vidya Magic deck.


The Magic Circle

Clever, unique, well-written, and funny with excellent voice acting (headlining is James Urbaniak of Dr. Venture fame!!!), the less I say about this the better as discovery is part of the fun.  I've had it on my wishlist since I saw a preview a year or so ago and was thrilled it was in the Humble Monthly Bundle.  I'll just say the game is pretty much a 'what if Dr Venture was a game developer a la Peter Molyneux and you broke into his newest game to play it while he was still working on it.'  I haven't finished it and I assume it won't last very long but it is already one of the funniest games I've played in a long time, with a surprisingly honest and unfiltered perspective into video game design that doesn't treat the player like a total moron.  Wonderful.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Adam_Autist on May 10, 2016, 08:17:43 AM
Have finally started to play XCom 2. It's a struggle getting used to the lack of resources.

Also... That Battlefield 1 trailer is really something isn't it. It almost has me drinking the (Robin Laws approved equivalent of) the kool aid. Thanks in part to RPPR's Glancy games and Carlin's Blueprint for Armageddon.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Claive on May 10, 2016, 10:55:46 AM
I started playing Stellaris.  I hope it stays this deep throughout the whole game. 
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: clockworkjoe on May 10, 2016, 07:20:01 PM
dark souls 3 is gud

i am not gud

yet
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: RadioactiveBeer on May 10, 2016, 10:35:12 PM
dark souls 3 is gud

i am not gud

yet

i too also am not gud

i put down ds3 because i got the new ratchet and clank and nostalgia'd my little buttocks off and then came back to ds3 and oh no all my gud was gone
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Twisting H on May 11, 2016, 04:25:12 AM
dark souls 3 is gud

i am not gud

yet

You could be worse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVRigqgwFRA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVRigqgwFRA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzJB0rD_a8Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzJB0rD_a8Q)

Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Adam_Autist on May 11, 2016, 06:54:37 AM
I'm still not gud at Bloodborne so I wouldn't worry about it.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: HapexIndustries on May 19, 2016, 08:36:04 PM
Another wall of text because I eschew human interaction.

Dark Souls 1

I've never gotten past the 1/3 mark but with the release of the third game I feel like if I don't start catching up I'll be left behind.  Plus, as a lifelong gamer, I feel like I have something to prove.  Opted to be a Pyromancer maining a Pike of all things, so far I've wrecked everything up through the Bell Gargoyles (ie, not much) and the Capra Demon is kicking my ass.  I'm trying real hard not to cheese it with the Drake Sword but...  anyway I did, however, beat two of the Black Knights and Havel, so at least there's that.  Playing on PC with the framerate cap removed in 1080 with highres texture pack, sweet as hell.


Mad Max

After the 4th time the Capra Demon kicked my ass I decided I wanted something easy to play to cool down and the Mad Max game had been sitting there looking at me for weeks, ever since I got it on sale for like 15$ (to say nothing of the extra copy I now have as a result of the Humble Monthly Bundle) after hearing the Drift session of Red Markets and Caleb's inspiring description of the raiders (verbing Mad Max killed me dead).  Happy to discover that Mad Max is a good game, not an AMAZING OMG GOTY game but solid in every respect, especially the near constant 60 fps it achieves on my aging PC.  It looks good, it plays good (with a controller, at least), the intro movie was surprisingly awesome, the voice acting is surprisingly excellent hell even the writing is way better than I'd expected; the mutant NPC you meet right in the beginning is particularly well done in every way.  Solid, especially for fans of the franchise and even more so for fans of the last movie (which I loved).


FTL

Something to play at work, everyone knows FTL (roguelike scifi spaceship game), I've never actually beaten it though I've got to the end a couple times, it's fun but the combat is so goddamn repetitive and slow I'm kinda surprised it got as popular as it did.  Still great, though.


Dungeonmans

Pretty damned good roguelike dungeoncrawler with graphics, it won't win any awards but it's fun if you like these kinds of things.  Can be played with a controller, as well, which is nice.  Nowhere near as deep as bigger roguelike names like TOME but I like it.


Sproggiwood

Yeah ok, I like roguelike dungeoncrawlers.  This one is pretty simplistic (ported mobile game, I guess) but still quite good for what it is.  Much smaller in scale than most RLs, but decent graphics, controller support, and some charming writing keep me coming back, at least until I complete it.


GALAK-Z

Interesting free-roam 360 degree top-down shooter, really good controls once you get used to them (which takes a minute), story is intended to be an homage to classic 80s anime (especially Robotech) but is kinda pointless, art style is like a webcomic interpretation of that same 80s scifi anime look (ie, too clean and lame but not terrible).  I thought I'd play for 5 minutes and give up and I've put in 4 hrs.  A pleasant surprise.


Titan Souls

Not a terrible little game, a pixelart homage to Shadow of the Colossus, the gimmick being you have a bow with one arrow that you can summon back to yourself, the game is composed solely of bosses that you encounter while exploring crumbling yet idyllic ruins.  Unfortunately, you have to walk a couple screens back to a boss if you die, and you might die in ooooh 2 seconds, so a 20 second walk back gets kinda grating, especially after the 10th time; an option to start outside the boss room would have kept me trying, but as it is I killed like 6 of them and uninstalled.  The fights were cool (once you figure out their pattern and weak spot many can be killed in one shot) so it's disappointing to have the experience marred by pointless drudgery.


Mushroom 11

Clever puzzley game where you control a mostly indestructible fungus in a postapocalyptic wasteland, trying to find... I don't know actually.  But this is a great game.  It's hard to describe but it's well worth checking out.  One of the best puzzley games I played this year.


Talisman: Horus Heresy

I dunno, I love Warhammer 40k despite it's ridiculousness, and I like the original Talisman, so I picked this up on sale last week, thinking it would be good to cool down with after Dark Souls... not so much.  The game is fine but it's a little to stressful to play on autopilot.  Still, it's pretty good, faithful to the source material, looks great, and I had fun playing it.  I may actually buy the DLC when it's on sale.


Starward Rogue

Sweet little action roguelike (twin stick shooter actually) from the devs that make AI War and Last Federation, I bought this to support the company Arcen Games because they've fallen on hard times and was pleasantly surprised to find that I enjoy the game quite a bit.  It's a randomly generated top down twinstick shooter bullet hell game with leveling and loot and some reeeeeally creative bullet types/spreads/etc.  Also you play as a severed head of a space hydra that has been put inside a mech body (the same space hydra from Last Federation, which is also amazing and unique as hell).  Been waiting to play this some more, finally got my DS4 controller in and used this to put it through its paces.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Adam_Autist on May 20, 2016, 06:21:31 AM
Taking a break from Xcom 2 because I'm sick of the AI handing me my arse.

Also I can't play DOOM because my ps4 has too many updates on it at the momemt.

Have beem playing a lot of Kingdom Rush on my android.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: HapexIndustries on May 20, 2016, 07:20:35 PM
I started playing Stellaris.  I hope it stays this deep throughout the whole game.

How is Stellaris holding up? I played for about 6 hours but did everything wrong (like I usually do on a 4x) so I need to start over, of course.  The early game is pretty cool, with all the exploration and station building and such, but I felt like the diplomacy was broken, I tried to give 1000 energy credits to a neutral party and it made no impact on their tradeometer thingy.  Maybe they don't like energy?  I dunno.  I have a policy of not getting a 4x until the first expansion (thanks Civ: Beyond Earth for forcing me to take that stance) but Stellaris seems really cool... and yet there has been some disagreement in the 4x community as to whether the late game holds up.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: PirateLawyer on May 21, 2016, 01:30:35 AM
I started playing Stellaris.  I hope it stays this deep throughout the whole game.

How is Stellaris holding up? I played for about 6 hours but did everything wrong (like I usually do on a 4x) so I need to start over, of course.  The early game is pretty cool, with all the exploration and station building and such, but I felt like the diplomacy was broken, I tried to give 1000 energy credits to a neutral party and it made no impact on their tradeometer thingy.  Maybe they don't like energy?  I dunno.  I have a policy of not getting a 4x until the first expansion (thanks Civ: Beyond Earth for forcing me to take that stance) but Stellaris seems really cool... and yet there has been some disagreement in the 4x community as to whether the late game holds up.

It is good and it is improving with consistent patches and support from the developers. Paradox has a great reputation for supporting their games and adding lots of good DLC on top of that.

I'm about 12 hours into a game after a couple of shorter learning sessions and enjoying it. Haven't done much diplomacy though. But I haven't really reached late game yet.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: HapexIndustries on May 24, 2016, 10:02:25 PM
No wall of text today because I played the same game all weekend.  For any fans of Dark Souls looking for a slightly less intense, sidescrolling experience I recommend

Salt and Sanctuary

This is an indie game (less than 20$ on Steam, probably the same for PS4) that IS, for all intents and purposes, Dark Souls reimagined as a sidescroller a la Symphony of the Night or Rogue Legacy.  From the gameplay to the atmosphere to the menus to some of the sound effects, this would be a ripoff it weren't so clearly an homage.  It makes some changes and additions to the formula (honestly these might be things that later DS games did, I didn't play them) but it is clearly intended for fans of DS.  I played for 20 or so minutes and put it aside the other day but I kept thinking about it, even when playing other games.  Finally I gave in, loaded it up, and played for about 10 hours over my weekend.  Maybe it's too easy for DS veterans but I found the level of challenge to be juuuuust about perfect and haven't had to look up anything or cheat yet.  One of the best little surprises I've had in a while and, while not original in anyway, it is impressive if only for its success in applying the DS template to a totally different genre.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: trinite on May 25, 2016, 04:50:59 PM
No wall of text today because I played the same game all weekend.  For any fans of Dark Souls looking for a slightly less intense, sidescrolling experience I recommend

Salt and Sanctuary

This is an indie game (less than 20$ on Steam, probably the same for PS4) that IS, for all intents and purposes, Dark Souls reimagined as a sidescroller a la Symphony of the Night or Rogue Legacy.  From the gameplay to the atmosphere to the menus to some of the sound effects, this would be a ripoff it weren't so clearly an homage.  It makes some changes and additions to the formula (honestly these might be things that later DS games did, I didn't play them) but it is clearly intended for fans of DS.  I played for 20 or so minutes and put it aside the other day but I kept thinking about it, even when playing other games.  Finally I gave in, loaded it up, and played for about 10 hours over my weekend.  Maybe it's too easy for DS veterans but I found the level of challenge to be juuuuust about perfect and haven't had to look up anything or cheat yet.  One of the best little surprises I've had in a while and, while not original in anyway, it is impressive if only for its success in applying the DS template to a totally different genre.

Cool, I should check that out. I love 2d platformers, and I've never gotten a chance to play Dark Souls, as much as I'd really like to.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Adam_Autist on May 31, 2016, 04:17:36 PM
My pc version of Payday 2 started working. Woo! Now I can be terrible at it all over again.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: The Lost Carol on June 01, 2016, 11:55:58 PM
While I was on vacation I started replaying Super Metroid on my New 3DS. It's probably my #1 or #2 favorite game of all time. It's a game that has a special place in my heart and I always go back to it after a while. It seems so odd to see an SNES game on a portable after growing up with the SNES, but it's so awesome. Latest run through was 5:47 with 93% of items (only missed 6 missiles and a super missile).
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Alethea on June 02, 2016, 06:32:18 PM
Just installed 'The Little Ones' DLC for This War of Mine, so that's going back on the playlist for a while.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Adam_Autist on June 02, 2016, 08:29:08 PM
Suprisingly un useless at payday 2. Still figuring out the controls on pc. Say what you like about consoles the controller is intuitive.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Tim on June 03, 2016, 04:04:28 PM
When I can steal some time I am playing Stellaris but it already has caused 2 occurrences of the post 3AM bedtime in the last 3 weeks so wife is less than thrilled with me.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Adam_Autist on June 15, 2016, 09:26:32 AM
www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/06/14/phoenix-point-new-xcom-julian-gollop/ (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/06/14/phoenix-point-new-xcom-julian-gollop/)

New game by the originator of XCom. Less aliens more prototype style virus.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Twisting H on June 16, 2016, 03:18:29 AM
www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/06/14/phoenix-point-new-xcom-julian-gollop/ (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/06/14/phoenix-point-new-xcom-julian-gollop/)

New game by the originator of XCom. Less aliens more prototype style virus.

This is fantastic. Thanks for this.


Also new Lovecraftian/Cthulhu game The Sinking City


(http://i.imgur.com/3PTA89w.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/OXHkfEd.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/7Engh7E.jpg)


http://frogwares.com/games/#The_Sinking_City (http://frogwares.com/games/#The_Sinking_City)

Quote
The Sinking City
“We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of the infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.”
— H.P. Lovecraft, “The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories”

The Sinking City is a game of investigation and mystery taking place in a fictional open world inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

The player steps into the shoes of a 1920s private investigator who finds himself in the city of Oakmont Massachusetts, New England. A city suffering from unprecedented floods  of clearly supernatural origins. A city trembling on the brink of madness.

Can you survive this beleaguered town and untangle the mysteries responsible for its tragic situation or will you be driven beyond madness yourself?

Claims to be open world investigation.  Release date TBD.

News and more screen shots.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-03-08-the-sinking-city-is-a-promising-open-world-investigation-lovecraftian-game (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-03-08-the-sinking-city-is-a-promising-open-world-investigation-lovecraftian-game)


Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Adam_Autist on June 16, 2016, 07:05:30 AM
Phoenix Point has enclaves and factions! Very Red Markets.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: The Lost Carol on June 22, 2016, 10:21:33 PM
Been playing 20XX, a rougelike Mega Man game currently in Early Access. If you've been burned by Mighty No. 9, this might be able to heal your wounds. Well, that and just replaying old Mega Man games.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: HapexIndustries on June 29, 2016, 02:19:13 AM
www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/06/14/phoenix-point-new-xcom-julian-gollop/ (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/06/14/phoenix-point-new-xcom-julian-gollop/)

New game by the originator of XCom. Less aliens more prototype style virus.

Read about that a couple weeks ago, really excited.  Original XCOM was one of the games that defined my experience as a kid that grew up with a PC instead of consoles; it was also one of the first games I bought with my own money.  22 years later I never beat the goddamn thing but it stole dozens if not hundreds of hours from me. 

I've played Gollop's last two games and the guy still has it; Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars is a really well done TBS for the 3DS of all systems, most people didn't know he was involved and discounted the game as another crappy Ghost Recon port but it was unique to the system and quite good.  Chaos Reborn was his last game, a PC only multiplayer TBS, I played through the tutorial and the game looked very good and fun and interesting but, eh, multiplayer only with no single player campaign is a deal breaker for me so I never got into it.  I have high hopes for the next game, though; we don't have a whole lot of heroes left in the gaming world, most have either abandoned us or become villains to one degree or another (Tim Schaefer, Peter Molyneux, John Carmack, etc) so it's nice to have such an influential and important personality step in from the shadows and say 'HOLD UP GUYZ I GOT THIS.'
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Cordyceps on July 11, 2016, 02:35:09 AM
I played through and finished a couple of cheap, short indie games I got off of the Steam summer sale.  The first was Pony Island (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vLzSh1UKgs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vLzSh1UKgs)) which is about breaking out of Purgatory by hacking Satan's video game.  The other is a visual novel called We Know the Devil (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbH_wl2UQWg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbH_wl2UQWg)) and it is a horror game about being the "third wheel" in a group of friends.  I highly recommend both, but if I had to choose which is the better game then I would say We Know the Devil is my favorite. It is just so emotionally powerful and affecting that it'll probably stay with me for a very long time.   
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: trinite on July 12, 2016, 05:34:39 PM
After more than 10 years, I'm finally getting a new gaming laptop tomorrow. So I'm going to break it in...with a little Nethack.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Claive on July 22, 2016, 01:14:19 PM
Rimworld is amazing!  It has been out for a while but it just came to steam.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Twisting H on September 03, 2016, 01:53:07 PM
You guys might be interested in this free alpha

Streets of Rogue

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/09/01/emergent-antics-in-streets-of-rogues-free-alpha/#more-394341 (https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/09/01/emergent-antics-in-streets-of-rogues-free-alpha/#more-394341)

Download link: http://streetsofrogue.com/ (http://streetsofrogue.com/)

Trip reports

Inadequately on Something Awful
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I spawned as a gorilla with a mission to retrieve an autographed baseball from a shopkeeper. Attempts to negotiate peacefully failed on account of the shopkeeper's unreasonable anti-gorilla prejudice and my inability to speak human language. Things came to a head when I insolently ate a banana in front of him and threw the peel at his face, and soon I was dashing through the streets dodging shotgun blasts from an angry shopkeeper while I pummeled him with gorilla fists. After retrieving the baseball from his corpse I looted the key to his office safe, stealing a pile of gold and a magic potion. The magic potion proceeded to turn me into King Kong, and I rampaged through the streets crushing hapless slum dwellers beneath titanic gorilla paws. Sometime during this rampage I broke through a lab and crushed a pack of scientists, freeing a score of imprisoned gorilla brethren, who promptly swore fealty to me.

Later on, the gorilla gang died in an ill-conceived raid on a mafia hideout. Game's fun.


Bruteman on Something Awful
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Streets of Rogue is pretty fun to mess around in. I had to get an item out of some scientists' lab, so I dumped rage poison in their HVAC and they went nuts on each other. The one scientist who happened to step outside came back and was baffled at what was happening (complete with "?" over his head) before running for his life. Once they cleared out, I got in to get the item, but the cage in the corner containing the gorilla they were keeping had broken in the melee, and he came after me.

I was playing a scientist, and it turns out they attack scientists on sight. RIP me.


Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Claive on November 15, 2016, 11:46:56 AM
7 Days to Die
http://store.steampowered.com/app/251570/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/251570/)

I would love to see Aaron and Ross playing this together.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Alethea on November 15, 2016, 08:17:01 PM
Duskers
http://store.steampowered.com/app/254320/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/254320/)

I'm about 12 hours in and cursing a command line once again.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Voodooman43 on November 19, 2016, 12:27:34 PM
After more than 10 years, I'm finally getting a new gaming laptop tomorrow. So I'm going to break it in...with a little Nethack.
My man  :) To this day I have barely progressed in Nethack, as it's simply too dense of a game for me to try to figure out :(. However, Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup and Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead are the shit.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: trinite on November 19, 2016, 01:13:08 PM
After more than 10 years, I'm finally getting a new gaming laptop tomorrow. So I'm going to break it in...with a little Nethack.
My man  :) To this day I have barely progressed in Nethack, as it's simply too dense of a game for me to try to figure out :(. However, Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup and Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead are the shit.
My main Roguelike jam lately has been Infra Arcana (http://oryxdesignlab.com/infra-arcana/). Busting out a Tommy Gun against a hallway full of Byakhee is pretty fun (until you run out of bullets!). I really wanna get Streets of Rogue (http://streetsofrogue.com/) soon, too.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Adam_Autist on November 19, 2016, 08:21:23 PM
Anyone playing Titanfall 2? I'm having a lot of fun when I actually have time to play it. Fell in love with the grappling hook.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Voodooman43 on November 21, 2016, 10:23:18 PM
After more than 10 years, I'm finally getting a new gaming laptop tomorrow. So I'm going to break it in...with a little Nethack.
My man  :) To this day I have barely progressed in Nethack, as it's simply too dense of a game for me to try to figure out :(. However, Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup and Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead are the shit.
My main Roguelike jam lately has been Infra Arcana (http://oryxdesignlab.com/infra-arcana/). Busting out a Tommy Gun against a hallway full of Byakhee is pretty fun (until you run out of bullets!). I really wanna get Streets of Rogue (http://streetsofrogue.com/) soon, too.
Infra Arcana is dope, I still have yet to get past floor 5, always get taken out by a hallway of reanimated corpses.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: trinite on November 21, 2016, 10:33:01 PM
Streets of Rogue is sweet.
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Twisting H on January 02, 2017, 06:00:13 PM
Attention Tom and other fans of playing multi-limbed and multiple-headed mutants.

Welcome, to the Caves of Qud.

(http://i.imgur.com/iyOJfKo.png)

Caves of Qud is a post apocalyptic roguelike set in a world like Fallout but much much weirder. If you are familiar with the old school mutants and wastlanders game rpg Gamma World, it is inspired by the creators' early experiences with that TSR game.

What can you do?

By Something Awful member Angry Diplomat:

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Get killed by ANGRY MUTANT PLANTS. Get killed by ANGRY MUTANT ANIMALS. Get killed by ANGRY MUTANT BUGS. Kill a bear and EAT IT, just EAT AN ENTIRE BEAR. KILL EVERYTHING. Descend into the DEPTHS OF THE WORLD and retrieve ANCIENT TECHNOLOGICAL ARTIFACTS. KNIFE-FIGHT a GIANT DRILL ROBOT and WIN. Be a COOL WASTELAND KNIGHT. Be a TWO-FISTED COWBOY. Be a HOMICIDAL NINJA TURTLE with an AXE and a SHOTGUN. SPONTANEOUSLY BURST INTO FLAMES. Get into a GUNFIGHT with a HYENA-MONSTER and accidentally anger a HERD OF MAJESTIC HULKING DEMON HORSES with your crossfire. Fly into the air like a BEAUTIFUL EAGLE and then SWORD-FIGHT a GIANT DRAGONFLY. MIND CONTROL a TWO-HEADED BOAR and MAKE IT WEAR CHAIN MAIL and KILL YOUR ENEMIES. Encounter a LEGENDARY PLANT with an INTIMIDATING SKULL MASK and the ability to THROW FIERY DEATH FROM ITS HANDS. CONTRACT HORRIFYING DISEASES. Go to THE DEATHLANDS and discover that THE DEATHLANDS are called THE DEATHLANDS because they will KILL YOU DEAD. HACK OFF A ROBOT’S HEAD AND EAT IT. Get into a SLEDGEHAMMER DUEL with a ‘ROIDED-OUT SUPERCANNIBAL. Be SO TECHNOLOGICALLY ILLITERATE that you BREAK A BOX OF CRAYONS attempting to figure out what it is. Be SO TECHNOLOGICALLY GIFTED that you can make an ACID GRENADE out of a PLASTIC TREE and a FOLDING CHAIR. Build your own FLAMETHROWER. Build your own LASER GUN. Build your own HANDHELD NUCLEAR BOMB and BLOW YOURSELF UP WITH IT. Collect MAGMA in a CANTEEN. Pour MAGMA into a pool of ACID to see what happens. DRINK MAGMA. TELEPATHICALLY LOCATE an enemy and HATE IT TO DEATH with your TERRIFYING BRAIN SORCERY. Have your LEGS CUT OFF and then REGROW YOUR LEGS and pick up your previous legs and EAT YOUR OWN LEGS. Encounter your EVIL TWIN and then summon six of your own GOOD TWINS to fight your evil twin’s SIX EVIL TWIN TWINS in a FOURTEEN-WAY PSYCHIC LASER DEATH RAVE and then BURN TO DEATH when all of the combined PYROKINETIC MIND FIRE from all of the TIME CLONES causes the ENTIRE MAP TO COMBUST AND MELT.

All of the above is literally true gameplay. 

(http://i.imgur.com/aouaU3Z.jpg)


In addition there was a patch that added fungal locations where you can get infected by fungal spores, grow your own crusty mushrooms on a random body part, and pop off said mushrooms and eat them when you get hungry.  Or use them for bio-luminescence. Or the fungal outgrowth is so crusty it functions as extra armor, and you can beat enemies into a pulp with your now mushroom-club-hands.

Yeah.

It is a great time to get into Caves of Qud because of the following patch/expansion.  Check this out.

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The Sultans of Qud: Part 1

Qud is a layer cake of fallen civilizations. If you've read the Baccata Yewtarch's influential history book, "Frivolous Lives", you know that the past 1,000 years were dominated by minor humanoid kingdoms and Girsh attacks. Before that was the Age of the Eaters, when the mysterious progenitors ruled from lofty spires now buried under shale. In particular, the lives of 5 great sultans have been preserved through cultural artifacts and oral tradition.

We've introduced the first part of our Sultans of Qud feature arc.
Each game now includes a procedurally-generated history from the Age of the Eaters.
-There are 4 historical sites located throughout Qud (more to come in future patches), each one at a different degree of difficulty that corresponds to its location on the world map. Their names, descriptions, locations, contents, historical significance, and look & feel are procedurally-generated and different each game.
-Historical sites are populated by cults that worship a particular sultan. Each cult is a coalition of members from other factions, most of which favor the sultan due to some event in Qud's history. The 5 cults are different each game, and each one functions as a faction. You can view your reputation with the cults on the Reputation screen.
-Historical sites contain relics. Relics are powerful items that were generated during the course of history. Many of their properties are new effects and are based on the circumstances of their creation.
-Shrines to the former sultans are located throughout Qud. They depict significant events from the sultans' lives.
-New mods: painted and engraved. Painted and engraved items also depict events from the histories.
-Sometimes, looking at a shrine, painted item, or engraved item reveals the location of a historical site. If it does, you get a quest to visit that location.
-Sometimes, looking at a shrine, painted item, or engraved item reveals the location of a historical relic. If it does, you get a quest to recover that relic. The relic locations aren't revealed on the map; they are individual levels that exist inside some historical site.
-We added a guaranteed sultan shrine to the upper right corner of Joppa. Looking at this shrine reveals a nearby historical location that's usually appropriate, though challenging, for the early game.
-Added some new creatures, furniture, and traps for the historical sites. We'll be adding more in the coming weeks.
-A few additional notes:
--The historical dungeon maps are generated via a new method that produces tremendous variety from themed templates. They take longer to generate, and we haven't optimized the algorithm yet. We'll improve its speed in the coming weeks.
--There's a lot going on behind the scenes to generate the histories and the historical sites, and there are definitely bugs. Please report them and we'll fix them!
--We'll be adding more unique features to the various types of historical sites in the coming weeks. We'll also be adding more sites, mechanics, and a story arc that this into the main quest in Part 2. Stay tuned.

(http://i.imgur.com/8KF6tAx.jpg)

Yes that's right. Procedurally generated dungeons, world history, artifacts and factions you can interact with.

Caves of Qud is 10% off, $9 on Steam right now!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/333640/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/333640/)

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Not sure?

Check out Splattercat's youtube review and gameplay :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSNP0RK-M_Y&spfreload=5 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSNP0RK-M_Y&spfreload=5)

Popular Mechanics named Caves of Qud one of their top ten games for 2015

http://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/gaming/g2339/best-rpgs-2015/ (http://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/gaming/g2339/best-rpgs-2015/)


Want a guide to playing mutants or True Men?

Look no further than Something Awful's bazomatic's post right here:

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3739217&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=79#post467855216 (https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3739217&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=79#post467855216)


LIVE AND DRINK
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: Twisting H on September 03, 2017, 08:16:49 PM
http://www.kitfoxgames.com/shrouded-isle/ (http://www.kitfoxgames.com/shrouded-isle/)

The Shrouded Isle

If you ever wanted a cultist-management simulator with Mafia! (the forums game) game mechanics, then The Shrouded Isle is for you.

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Your Excellency, you must prepare for the awakening of our Lord. He hungers for a human sacrifice every season. Sinners try to hide their dark secrets, but all must be purged..

(https://i.imgur.com/naKRXaZ.jpg)

You have to investigate and select cult members to form your inner circle every season.  Some will be 'sinners' according to Our Lord Czernobog, some will not.  You must pick a worthy sacrifice (ie sinner) from your inner circle and hope that your sacrifice is not met with rebellion from the cultists you rely on.  Basically its a Mafia game with a balancing-reputation-bars mechanic.   It's short, so it's not for everyone.

(https://i.imgur.com/I8OA5ns.jpg)

Check out Splattercat's Lets Play:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl4ZsJxvhD0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl4ZsJxvhD0)
Title: Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
Post by: CADmonkey on October 22, 2017, 04:45:54 PM
Finally created a steam account so I could get the new Ogre game: http://store.steampowered.com/app/517780/Ogre/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/517780/Ogre/)

It's an adaptation of Steve Jackson's first game design (and my first love in wargaming), a hexmap-and-counter wargame of armoured warfare in a future where everyone has tacnukes and the battlefield is ruled by enormous, multi-gunned, AI controlled tanks.  It's a faithful adaptation of a game that's "easy to learn and hard to master", as an old review once said.

Here's some reviews:

https://techspark.co/classic-strategy-game-ogre-released-steam/ (https://techspark.co/classic-strategy-game-ogre-released-steam/)

http://youtu.be/gWYVw2EjHRg (http://youtu.be/gWYVw2EjHRg)

I've yet to dive into multiplayer, but when I do (and maybe I'll start playing other games as well) I'm cadmonkey1973 on steam.