What have you been playing recently?

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

  1. foil1212

    foil1212 Jose "Mom Fan" Alvarez Staff Member Moderator

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    There's a stat that reduces costs of tinkering if you keep upgrading it and that's been great for me. Really easy way to get high DPS weapons. Combat was hard at the beginning, but definitely got easier the higher level I got.
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    matthunter Has the strength of 20 men... 20 BIG men

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    Yeah I need to look into that - I maxed out my handgun and armor with Tinkering and am now nearly broke lol (luckily I already paid Gladys for the nav-doodad).

    There doesn't seem much incentive to wear light or medium armor unless you REALLY need to be stealthy or have subpar tech stats (easily boosted by bringing Ellie or Parvati along). Only time it was ever an issue was when trying to hack the door of the security office on Groundbreaker to get Max's info... the armor I was wearing was making me take a hit to Hacking but simply popping it off was enough.

    The game's a bit odd as to when it locks you into bad choices - I didn't immediately go talk to Parvati about her romance subplot at one point and she DIED. Guess she got so anxious about the situation she fried herself on a loose cable not paying attention? Or got so down she topped herself? Seems a bit fucking dark. Anyhoo, I reloaded - I'd literally just gone to see what Max and Ellie were arguing about as ADA had piped up about it when we got back to the ship, and then Parvati's quest logs as failed. She met the woman 10 minutes of gametime ago!!!

    Then later, I'm in a standoff between some security and bandits, and the security guy knows I spoke to the bandits rather than killing them. There was no "good" option available at the time so I figured I was going to have to kill the security guys, but he let me leave the conversation peacefully. I did a bit more exploring and leveled up, and boosted my Persuasion stat to the point needed to convince him to let the bandits go.
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    foil1212 Jose "Mom Fan" Alvarez Staff Member Moderator

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    Whoah! I didn't know that was a thing! I think she has the best companion story, too. I've been talking to them ASAP because it's my favorite stuff so I haven't run up against anything like that.
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    matthunter Has the strength of 20 men... 20 BIG men

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    It seems to be the only point at which that can happen, so might be a bug. Every other fetch quest for the crew can be left alone until you're ready (Max's in particular needs you to go to several places that aren't available right at the start).

    Combat has gotten much easier - I take down marauder goons with 1-2 shots now (I favor handguns) and I use heavy armor so I don't take a lot of incoming hurt. Companions do if we face mantiqueens etc although I finally got my Inspiration stat up to the point they can use their special abilities in battle, so we'll see.

    About to hit Byzantium for the first time.
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    Minsc&Boo Fresh Meat

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    mATT HAVE YOU EVER PLAYED LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINe a
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    Spaceturkey you can't spell hatred without "red hat"

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    just for shits and giggles, I reloaded Star Wars: Force Commander (1999).

    Early RTS with camera controls.

    Once you get past the deficient crash detection/routing and graphics that have aged about as well as anything from that era has, it's actually pretty good. I like the command points rather than resource harvesting to purchase new units which then arrive by drop ship rather than being constructed. Play tends to be a little simple... there's not a lot to manage and there's rarely more than one thing going on on the map at a time to split your attention.

    That said, I'd love it if they remade this game. Take the story script, fix the bugs, modernize the look, and you've got an RTS worth playing again.
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    Minsc&Boo Fresh Meat

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    Shadows of war is a good game.
    decent enigine I can play it at 4k.
    Fun with cheats
  8. foil1212

    foil1212 Jose "Mom Fan" Alvarez Staff Member Moderator

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    I've been playing Red Dead Redemption 2, just hit epilogue.

    Just bought the Master Chief Collection for PC, haven't launched it yet though.
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    NAHTMMM GLORIAAA!!

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    Wuppo continues to entertain. I thought I was probably just about done with the game and a few more plot wrinkles popped up. :naht:
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    NAHTMMM GLORIAAA!!

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    Steam is advertising a bunch of demos for the weekend and I downloaded a couple.

    Chicory is a cute cross between adult coloring book, Animal Crossing, and RPG platformer. I'd buy it for cheap.

    Quench is a hex-based puzzle story about using elemental powers to get herds of animals safely across Africa to the Great Eastern Tree or whatever. Oh, and there's going to be Shadow Animals to worry about later. It's pretty and I'm sure it gets deep past the first few levels, but I feel like it's not something I would spend money on. Also a little laggy on our computer.

    No, baba, I'm not interested in lotro, eso, or ogo-pogo.
  11. Minsc&Boo

    Minsc&Boo Fresh Meat

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    Upper left audio on subwoofer died so repacing them o wil be playig swtor and sith lords with head phones. When I get a new surround sound speakers. I will be pleaying swkotor with eax tor and a mass effect run with srrround sound speakers.