What have you been playing recently?

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

  1. Zombie

    Zombie dead and loving it

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    Just started Red Dead Redemption II.

    So far :techman: but I think I used the wrong horse. The game is telling me to get a shotgun from the horse and the horse doesn't have one. Not sure what to do. Might have to start that part of the game over. :lol:
  2. NAHTMMM

    NAHTMMM GLORiaaa!

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    Enjoying Wuppo. It's cute, entertaining, and there are occasional chances for the player to intuit the game logic and feel clever.
  3. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    Been playing Red Dead Redemption since release date, damn good game.
  4. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey Captain Christmas Dinner

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    picked up the director's cut edition of Wasteland 2 a while back via Steam. A few days off this week, so getting some quality time in.


    Fairly well executed, albeit simplified, RPG/squad adventure in the post apocalypse with the usual mix of real time and turn based combat. Took a while to even find out there was a mini map (which had seemed like a stupid oversight) as it's only accessible through the keyboard. Not interactive either, making it annoying to send your team anywhere-yet once a movement order is given, it shows them in motion. Seems a little ass backward. Combat is based on initiatives, which frequently leaves a character in the line of fire... cna mess you up if you have a heavy hitting NPC tagging along. Generally similar to Fallout: Tactics, but way prettier with more everything.

    You start with a team of four rookie "Desert Rangers"... sort of a cross between old west marshals and mad max... but can get your first recruited member on your way out of the base. Tripping around the wastelands of Arizona and California, you do the typical travel around to find new adventures while performing your main goals. Random encounters between points are frequent, but avoidable/skippable. Easy buff fodder though.

    What really makes the game for me is the settings and scripts. The references to everything from Mad Max to the Atari El Dorado of ET cartridges to just meeting up with Magee and Hopi from Love and Rockets have had me grinning throughout. THe rendering of the location backgrounds is likewise filled with easter eggs-often requiring familiarity with genre related tropes to interact intuitively. Dialogues are frequently sarcastic and humorous, with a fair amount of swearing. I'd guess there's an option to turn that off, but I'm not concerned about it corrupting my cat.

    At least on par with Jagged Alliance 2 (vanilla) but for a minor number of shortcomings and likely moddable limitation. Seems like there'll be better replay value based on some of the "A or B" choices that effect the story.

    I got it on sale for about $15 Cdn and would say I'm getting my money's worth.

    solid 4/5
  5. Minsc&Boo

    Minsc&Boo Fresh Meat

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    ESO IS FUN. Played wither games at all got the hbo stuff award voters love too.
  6. NAHTMMM

    NAHTMMM GLORiaaa!

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    This was a good year to (finally) get a Monster Manuel in Kingdom of Loathing, because part of the "build Crimbo Town yourself" quest is to go around to different zones to find elves to bring back to Tammy, so I'm getting a good bit of it filled out already. One of my favorite sets of factoids so far is for the dairy goat:

    • Mountain goats are excellent climbers, and can scale cliffs that are extremely difficult for human climbers. If you're forced by destiny to find and milk one to make cheese, you can consider it a real feta fate feat.
    • Goats are frequently associated with devils because of their horrible creepy eyes, and their tendency to trick humans out of their souls.
    • Goats do not actually eat tin cans, but they will drink all the coolant right out of your car's radiator.
  7. NAHTMMM

    NAHTMMM GLORiaaa!

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    Classic KoL:


    In the Sleazy Back Alley, you are attacked by a completely different spider than the big creepy spider that you may or may not have already been attacked by. Yikes! Step on Spider!

    [I win]

    Monster Manuel surveys the grisly scene of your victory, blinking away wistful tears. "Amigo, I lived with these guys for years until I earned their trust and found out their secrets, okay. For example:

    "The completely different spider parts its hair on the other side and has a moustache, so he's definitely not that other spider."
  8. Mirah

    Mirah Fresh Meat

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    After havng my gaming equipment put away for 3 years it is finally back out! I had to start with Halo CE Anniversary edition on the xbox one. Fortnite will be next.
  9. foil1212

    foil1212 Jose "Mom Fan" Alvarez Staff Member Moderator

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    I got Smash last week and have been playing a lot
  10. Minsc&Boo

    Minsc&Boo Fresh Meat

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    starting a pillars of etrinity 1 and 2 runthrough should i do
  11. Grandtheftcow

    Grandtheftcow Fresh Meat

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    Revisiting Stardew Valley again. But this time I'm editing the game files and modding it myself. Obviously the first priority was to turn all the bachelors into women. At the moment I'm editing and adding extra dialogue from some other mods and then adding some lines of my own.

    I haven't modded a game like this in a few years. I know it gets monotonous after some time but for now I'm having fun with it.
  12. Minsc&Boo

    Minsc&Boo Fresh Meat

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  13. Minsc&Boo

    Minsc&Boo Fresh Meat

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    assassins CREED ODYSSEY IS GOOD
  14. Man Afraid of his Shoes

    Man Afraid of his Shoes كافر

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    Just started playing World Of Warships. I'm not big into online games, but this one is kind of addictive. Be forewarned, they don't take kindly to you accidentally sinking a destroyer that's on your own team. :( Even if he had no business whatsoever wandering up directly in front your broadside point blank while you're in the middle of a fight with another cruiser. :mad:
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  15. Minsc&Boo

    Minsc&Boo Fresh Meat

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    Ever played the entire witcher trilogy run those games have the game of throness content,.
  16. Dan Leach

    Dan Leach Climbing Staff Member Moderator

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    Recently started playing Kerbal space programme.
    Oh my god why didn't I play this before.....
  17. Newbold

    Newbold Passing thru the wormhole.

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    Playing warframe. I don't play much else except chess and maybe Star Trek Online. I put more money into free to play games .. then any other type of game.
  18. Minsc&Boo

    Minsc&Boo Fresh Meat

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    World of wawrcraft love music and grahics I have dts 5.1 creative inspire speakers sounds great.
  19. matthunter

    matthunter Good enough

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    Just had a blast playing the Ghostbusters game (the 2009 one with the original gang) via back compatibility on the Xbone. Graphics sill hold up and the sound is better than ever now I'm on a 49" HDTV screen with soundbar (woulda been my old 32" back in the day). Finally finished it too - I used to get stuck at the bit where you have to open some stuck gates whilst flying nasties are attacking - the game didn't make it obvious back then WHERE you had to slam the beasts to open the gate, but I figured it out this time.

    Just a shame it's so short - only took me two nights to finish, could probably have marathoned it in one long one.
  20. Minsc&Boo

    Minsc&Boo Fresh Meat

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    ever play world of Warcraft get 5.1 xifi for computer and 5.1 speakers sound bars are evil idea.