What have you been playing recently?

Discussion in 'Press Start' started by foil1212, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. Zor Prime

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    I still have my GameCube. I've had it for almost 13 years now and I doubt I'll ever get rid of it or the dozen games I own for it.

    Would love to see some more of those games remastered in HD, especially Super Mario Sunshine, Rogue Squadron II, and the Metroid Prime games.
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    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    Picked up a PS4 Pro a couple weeks ago. I'm up to 7-8 games for it, including another version of GTA-V. Which means I'll probably need 12-14 months to finish that game, and probably will never actually finish any of the other games I have for it. I really bought it for the upcoming Red Dead Redemption game.
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    Taking it easy this morning, playing Gemcraft and The Space Game
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    matthunter Magical Truthsaying Bastard

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    Still plugging through Destiny - that jump puzzle becomes trivial if you play Warlock, it's only the Hunter's odd double/triple jump mechanic that made it an issue for me.

    Done quite a few strikes now, but the game is trying to lure me to raids and fuck that shit.

    Sad that Destiny 2 won't carry over Guardians entirely, but sounds like they'll pull a Mass Effect and let your "look" port over whilst resetting your skills, though high-Light characters ported over will get some form of in-game boost.
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  7. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    My Nintendo friend just got the new Zelda game. It's purty!

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  8. AlphaMan

    AlphaMan The North Remembers...

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    I've been playing Horizon Zero Dawn on the PS4 since Feb 28. It's an open world third person shooter/melee with some light rpg elements. It also happens to have a great sci-fi narrative in a post apocalyptic setting. Great game!!
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    Christopher There aren't enough redheads. Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    Playing the Fall From Heaven 2 mod for Civ IV again.
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    Christopher you a monkey island fan?
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    Tor and baldurs gate enhanced edititon trilogy.
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    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    Played a little yoshi's wooly world yesterday. :faisent:
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    Ten Lubak Flashlight Can't Handle Wordforge

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    Star Wars Battlefront is awesome, why did no one tell me this before. I'm loving the multi player.
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    Anyone play guild wars 2?
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    Spatula Khan Nemesis Of The Weenie Emperor Dual

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  21. matthunter

    matthunter Magical Truthsaying Bastard

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    Picked up Doom finally - very pretty and good mindless fun, but why exactly does it take up nearly 4 times as much space on my Xbone HDD as other games?!

    I discovered that Amazon Prime has the Batman TAS cartoons so after a binge-watch I dusted off Arkham Knight for another playthrough - as always, a fantastic job of making you feel like Batman except for the damn Batmobile segments where I suddenly become the World's Greatest DUI (though I finished the tunnel segment against the drilling machine in only five attempts this go). This inspired me to pick up Return to Arkham (remastered Arkham Asylum and Arkham City for Xbone) which I'm planning to marathon soon.

    In the meantime, however, I also got Injustice 2. I've never really played fighting games, largely because I suck at remembering combos, but I muddled through story mode on Easy (which only took an evening) for the cutscenes, which are great. Makes me wish the first game was backwards-compatible, although I suppose I could get the 360 version since I still have a box...

    For those who aren't aware of the background, Injustice 2 is set in an alternate DC Universe where the premise is "Joker gets fed up of trying to get Batman to break his rule against killing and decides to try Superman instead". In the backstory to the first game, he plants small nukes in major cities (the Metropolis one goes off, though the city is big enough some of it survives) and gasses Supes with modified fear toxin he nicked from Scarecrow. Under the influence of the gas, Superman accidentally kills Lois Lane... his wife and expecting mother of his first child. Taunted by Joker, Supes snaps and offs him (fist through the ribcage). Cut to some time later, and Superman has come to the conclusion that executing criminals is a great thing and has converted a lot of the Justice League into "The Regime", ruling through fear (like the Justice Lords in the cartoons). Batman is fighting them with his Insurgency, but he only beats them in the first game by recruiting their heroic counterparts from "our" universe.

    Injustice 2 doesn't involve any multiversal shenanigans - apart from Green Arrow being from a different universe (the Injustice version died so Black Canary got herself a replacement boytoy) - and is set about five years later. However, it STARTS long ago on the planet Krypton, where a terrified Kara Zor-El runs for her life from Brainiac's drones as he begins digitizing Argo City. Her mom fends off the drones with a blaster, then leads Kara to a pod-launching chamber and tells her that baby Kal-El and she are being sent far away from Brainiac. But Kara's pod is hit by debris and knocked off-course...

    We then cut to Bruce Wayne - now known to the public as Batman - recapping Superman's fall from grace and starting the first mission as a flashback, where he and Robin (Damien Wayne) went to Arkham to stop Superman executing the prisoners en masse. While Bruce beat Supes (using a red solar grenade to weaken him), Robin is swayed by Superman's philosophy and kills Victor Zsasz, departing with Superman after a brief battle against his dad.

    Recap over, Bruce goes to meet Green Arrow and Black Canary, shows them his new Brother Eye monitoring system and its operator Doctor Harleen Quinzel (yeah - I know... but in these games Harley got most of her head straight after Joker died - she's still kooky and bouncy, but now she's not gonna kill anyone and she only whacks bad guys with the giant mallet). Harley has gotten word that Gorilla Grodd has put together a new "Society" and is getting a shipment of fear toxin from Scarecrow, so Bats send the three off to intercept it. Meanwhile, it turns out that some of the Regime are still active, though hiding out - and they've gotten to Kara first, telling the new Supergirl a few porkies about her baby cousin and exactly why the "evil" Batman has him locked up in a red sun chamber...

    Apart from the story, which is cool, there are a lot of returning voice actors - though Hamill doesn't voice the Joker, sadly, but the replacement does well enough (and I can accept the voice being different given the circumstances in which Joker appears). Kevin Conroy is Bats and whoever is doing Supes sure sounds like the JL/JLU version. Tara Strong is voicing Harley.

    Beyond that, it's a standard beat-em-up game except with cool superhero moves and a large roster of characters. I'm slowly getting the hang of using the various abilities, though the clash system puzzled me until I read some guides (you or the opponent initiate a clash - basically a blade-lock with some exchange of banter between the two combatants - and during this "wager" bars from your energy meter with the winner doing damage and getting a bonus, either a damage buff or some restored health).
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    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    Been cracking out on donkey kong country returns and tropical freeze.
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    matthunter Magical Truthsaying Bastard

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    More on Injustice 2 - there are some nice little nods to the Arrowverse shows, although not with Green Arrow himself (which is good cause he's the snarky beard-wearer from JLU here not Mr. Broody McBroodface). Outside of the main storyline, you can set up fights between any two characters and they get some intro banter. When Supergirl is a combatant, she's shown in a civvie guise very similar to Melissa Benoist before zipping off screen and back in her S costume. And if you choose to pit the Flash against himself, he'll ask "Another Time Remnant?" as part of the opening banter. :)
  24. Jan Jansen

    Jan Jansen Has wares if you have coin

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    I tried to get into TES:O again. As a hardcore fanboy of the Elder Scrolls games (I even bought Skyrim SE for PS4 just for fun, despite having wasted 700 hours on it on PC...), I'm desperate to like this game. But it is still bland and generic, it has no Elder Scrolls vibe. Shame!

    There is still hope that TES 6 will not become the new HL3. Come on Bethesda, you can do this! Rumours say that it will be released in 2023. :flow:
  25. NAHTMMM

    NAHTMMM This Sunday AD

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    Dust: An Elysian Tail is good fun so far. I've just gotten to the slightly harder enemies. The art is pretty (aside from, of all things, the main character's portrait), the music is effective, there are just a few simple combos that look gratifyingly showy, and really all the combat looks good. :D
  26. matthunter

    matthunter Magical Truthsaying Bastard

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    I'm still geeking out over the little nods and references in Injustice 2. Pitted Supergirl against Catwoman last night and one of the opening bits of dialogue goes thus:

    Kara: I'm a cat person too, y'know...

    Selina: That doesn't mean we're gonna be friends.

    Kara: Yeah - I don't think Streaky would like you...

    Streaky the Super-Cat reference in a game where the premise is that Superman has turned into the Punisher!

    If they mention her having a horse, I'm buying them all beers.
  27. foil1212

    foil1212 Jose "Mom Fan" Alvarez Staff Member Moderator

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    I remember wishing I could mute the voice acting, but I persevered.
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    NAHTMMM This Sunday AD

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    Yeah, the voice acting is a little tryhard. But acting in general doesn't typically bother me unless it's obviously off the mark.
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    Still on WOW. Ive become addicted to PVP.
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    foil1212 Jose "Mom Fan" Alvarez Staff Member Moderator

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    My friends all started playing WoW and I feel like I've lost them
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