Discussion in 'Press Start' started by foil1212, Sep 5, 2013.
Well get on WOW foil. Im farming things now, too many retards on PVP.
I've been running through the main story of Parasite Eve over and over again building up for the EX mode final boss, one of the hardest final bosses of the Playstation era.
A free little game called Void Pyramid. It's in the visual style of an '80s DOS RPG/dungeon crawl, but there are enough puzzles, stat checks, and other little ideas to keep it interesting so far. Also I may have a weakness for spacefaring Egyptian pyramids.
Also the writing is pretty okay.
Beat Void Pyramid today, total gameplay less than seven hours. I'd recommend it. The combat is almost perfunctory, but in a good way, as exploration and feeling clever about finding secrets are the game's true attractions.
Have been back in DC Universe Online for a bit and felt I was making progress, then the latest update hit. Basically, they put all (well, most) powers on a level playing field, which is good, but made combat effectiveness more reliant on stats, which is not so good as - after level 30, the main way of boosting stats is gear and skill points. Skill points are a pain to obtain - you need to complete in-game feats to ramp them up and a lot of players blow past the feats available in the early parts of the game, so there's a lot of high-gear but low SP players now undereffective (guides say you should have 90-100SP min to be fully effective... I put a lot of time in but still only have 70ish). Did I mention they also reworked the system so high-level players can't insta-kill low-level mobs anymore? So that going back and doing the content you skipped is more of a chore than it would have been doing it in the first place? Those low level 4-man and 8-man raids are tricky even with a bunch of high-levels in the group.
About 2% of the playerbase is happy with this since they have no lives and had the time to grind this stuff already, and are telling the casuals to GG or quit, but there needs to be some middle ground or new players aren't gonna find it fun.
I bought Pyre the new supergiant game. Played just under an hour and a half and it was pretty good.
Also bought Dream Daddy but haven't launched it yet. Can't wait.
Slaving away to Hearthstone. Reached rank 10 in Wild with pirate with not too many wins. Didn't play many games after that. I only hit it a few days before the season ends (tomorrow)
Found my advance wars: dual strike cartridge. Nothing is better than having enough free time to do an advance wars mission whilst sitting on the can.
Anyone getting in on Destiny 2? The story is cool though I wanted more of a fight with the big bad than we got, given he tossed me about like a bitch at the start of the game. Don't see what's different enough from D1 that they couldn't have made it a major expansion and had a progress point where you get locked out of earlier content, though. Although that would mean discouraging new players - but they're gonna struggle anyway since the cutscenes don't give you much of the first game's backstory (unless you played it, in which case your Ghost gives a little recap of your journey).
They made the player characters mute, which is a pain - sure, I hated the voice you got for male Awoken and would've preferred if you could choose to use different voices (the Exo male VO artist sounded great) but I hate having Nolanbot speak for me all the time - what's worse is I'm sure they list some VO artists for the character in the credits! Not that Nolan ain't good - Ghost gets some really good dialogue here - but lemme speak!
Storywise the thing is OK as a single-player game, but as an MMO the main plot is fucked - OK, so I'm the only Guardian who gets their powers back after PLOT! event occurs early on... so who is this SuckmaBallz1442 guy I'm suddenly seeing in the open-world battles teabagging fallen Fallen? They could have just said the Traveler only gave its Light back to total assholes, explaining Zavala and Ikora not having it, and it could just be flipping Cayde the bird.
I'm going to play it when the PC Version comes out in October. Never played Destiny 1, should be interesting.
Bought an Xbox One S this week, played Forza 3 which came with it. Also bought Quantum Break, well got it free with the Xbox. And that came with some game called Alan Wake.
Alan Wake was actually pretty cool, give it a go. The DLC not so much.
Counting down the days for the new Mario.
Should Mario have nipples? Is that a bridge too far?
Anyone played Battlefront 2 yet?
No, I decided to visit the local casino instead. Same thing.
I hear that. I really enjoyed battlefront 1, it was like living out my childhood Star Wars fantasies but they really seem to have fucked themselves here and it’s still a solid no buy for me.
Mario Odyssey is pretty fun. I like the outfits!
Been on a weird kick lately and broke out my SNES (I need to replace the 72 pin slot on my nes ) been enjoying the hell outta Killer Instinct and super Mario rpg.
Can't wait to get home and jump into Destiny 2's first Expansion pack out to day... The Curse of Osiris. As a console gamer, the whole idea of "expansion pack" and the way Bungie manages to add new aspects to an already released game is still kind of new to me. I'm really excited to see what they come up with.
I've been playing Destiny a lot, but I'm on PC. It's been nice but I was playing alone most of the time. Grouped up with some people for a Nightfall and that was cool. Joined his fireteam another night and he boosted a new character of mine through a bunch of the campaign. That game is so much easier when someone can revive you, even if he wasn't playing a high level character.
Was really into Destiny but D2 has left me a bit cold as they basically got rid of everything they'd learnt over the years D1 was active.
Am playing Elder Scrolls Online at the mo, still haven't gotten a character to max level - only decided to buy the Morrowind DLC a bit later so am now leveling a Breton Sorceror (having tried a Dunmer Sorc first in the vanilla game). Apart from the nostalgia of Morrowind from the original single-player game, this does allow you to get more flirty with Naryu (basically Black Widow from Marvel but transplanted to ESO) early on but disappointingly she will then "forget" you in the quests that involve her in the vanilla storyline. I think I'm doing a bit better this time in terms of game mechanics but then on my Dunmer PC I didn't have many issues until hitting level 27-28 when bosses got nasty - but now I've learnt the value of provisions (food in the single player ES games just healed you, here it adds a 35-60 minute buff to max health, magicka or stamina) ahead of tough fights and using my summoned pets to tie up the bosses.
Got Dr Mario 64 for my birthday. I am still the almighty champion.
Are you playing D2 on PC or something else?
Xbone. Same with ESO. My PC is pretty good for gaming but I loathe mouse/keyboard so I'd be using a controller anyway. And with these sorts of games, I'm not losing out on mods by going console.
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