What have you been playing recently?

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  1. NAHTMMM

    NAHTMMM Conversant in dark parables

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    Mario 35 is pretty amusing

    Fortunately I'm not good at any Mario that doesn't have a hippo, so don't feel the need to try very hard at it
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    GhostEcho Yojimbo

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    I'm gonna say it: Oblivion was a better game than Skyrim.
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  3. jack

    jack Slave To The Rhythm

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    I play a couple of FB games currently: Diggy's Adventure and Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming. I'm pretty much out of video games besides that these days.
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    TheBurgerKing The Monarch of Flavor

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    Picked up a steampunk-y RTS called "they are billions" because i wanted to pick up an RTS and this seemed like a good one to start with. It's decent.
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    NAHTMMM Conversant in dark parables

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    Well, I snuck some time in and won at Wuppo! [​IMG] I was hoping for a pacifist award for the final boss, but nothing forthcoming.

    Have I talked about how much I like this game? Because I really like it. It's got a cute, appealing graphic design that can still combine with the music to be creepy or whatever mood is needed, the bosses are inventive, the storyline is fun, the worldbuilding is enough to feel worthwhile, it just all comes together so enjoyably. I still have some collectibles and bosses to find apparently.

    I also started playing Hue recently. I'd been eying it, and a friend gave it to me out of a bundle. It's a basic (so far) platformer where changing the background colors causes doors and things to appear or disappear as they do or don't blend in with the background, which makes it considerably less basic.
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    Kommander Prince of Poop

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    I just started playing the Baldur's Gate 3 early access...

    I'm not even through the prologue yet, but I'm enjoying it so far. The only thing I don't like about it is that race/class choices are limited. Hopefully by the time of full release it'll have at least all the race/class options from the 5e Player's Handbook, and hopefully some others as well.

    Unlike the other Baldur's Gate and similar games, it's built around turn-based combat rather than real-time, which is interesting.

    Update: It's noticeably buggy, but early access. Also, the difficulty slider won't be installed until Tuesday, and I suck, so all combat after the prologue I keep getting my ass handed to me.
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    TheBurgerKing The Monarch of Flavor

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    I saw some early access videos, can't create my typical double dragon (dragonborn draconic bloodline sorcerer) character yet, was mildly disappointed. It's still early access though.
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    Dan Leach Climbing Staff Member Moderator

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    Star Trek Birth of the Federation :)
    Classic, glad someone has it working on windows 10
    Plus lots of racing on Assetto Corsa Competizione, and Total war - 3 kingdoms
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  9. NAHTMMM

    NAHTMMM Conversant in dark parables

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    Started up Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight. So far it's a side-scroller with less emphasis on platforming and more on dealing with enemies that each do different annoying things. No stat system for levelling, just an inventory for consumables and a couple of equipment slots. Also no reveries yet. Enjoying it.
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    NAHTMMM Conversant in dark parables

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    Also I tried to log in to Realm of the Mad God for the first time in a while and that thing's a resource hog now. :(
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    NAHTMMM Conversant in dark parables

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    Playing more Momodora. Why don't I see more 2D platformers like this?

    Oh, right. It takes creativity to make something fun and challenging without just spraying giant death spike pits all over and putting a bunch of tiny platforms across each one and thinking that's good design. I guess that's fine if you're into defeating that kind of platforming for the umpteenth time, but me? I just wanna jump and run around and beat up baddies.

    I'm in the graveyard and there's been spikes here and there, but they're largely for show. You aren't gonna bang into them unless you're really careless. And there's three moving platform sections of note, but the platforms are big and easy to land on, and you're across in three jumps. And the other is just getting up to the top of the area, again in three or four jumps, without any spikes in sight. That's enough platforming to have fun with. That's enough to feel challenged with while I'm learning the enemies.
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    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    Star Wars Squadrons and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
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    I've gotten back into Star Wars: The Old Republic since I got a new PC. It's good, but my new graphics card does insist on ~3k resolution (native for my TV) which makes the text really small - I was able to change some of the icon scaling in the config file, but some GUI elements can't be adjusted.
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    Spaceturkey official beverage of antifa

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    well, they've added a tech tree and a few bells and whistles to the GUI.
    Ironed out a few of the kinks but it's still got a way to go before being great at what it could be...


    anyone playing BSG:Deadlock?

    the story active game has gotten washrinserepeat, but could stand to try some multiplayer.
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    Kommander Prince of Poop

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    Lately, I've been playing a game called Microsoft Word. It's a typewriter simulator. When you start the game there a blank piece of paper on the screen, and if I type on my keyboard, the words appear on the page, just like a real typewriter! I can even print the pages to have the stuff I typed on real paper, so I probably don't even need my typewriter anymore.

    Gaming technology is pretty amazing these days.
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    How to complete Microsoft Excel like a pro.
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    Spaceturkey official beverage of antifa

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    bought myself X Com 2 the other night.

    The first shock was the size of it-I usually only look at the C/GPU needs when buying games-Had to clear out a few things from my now pitifully out of date and insufficient hard drive.

    Plays alright... a little slow loading on my system. Pretty close to the same interface mechanics as 2015's XCom:Enemy Unknown/Within and a wider range of skills for your team. A few tweaks to the combat play regarding action points are making it a little more fun as well.

    A little heavy on cinematics, but for the game type they're really good and a major jump from 5 years ago. Story seems organic enough as a sequel too.
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    I had a store credit and the game was on sale so I snagged Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes for the Oculus Quest for a mere £0.99 over Xmas and played with my Mum as the "expert" (she did OK, actually, though I had to write out the options for "Complex Wires" for her as she couldn't wrap her head around Venn diagrams). I even started writing a Python script for regular wires since it's a basic "if, else" set and it helps with my online degree.

    For those not in the know, person in VR can see a bomb. Experts can't, but have the defusal manual (PDF or printout). Up to you all to defuse 3-7 modules on the bomb within the time limit. Some bastard ones like "Who's On First?" (as per the classic wordplay comedy skit where Hu is on first, but... i.e. you might have several words that sound the same but are spelled differently like wait or weight) or Morse Code (I found the pauses between letters and start of word very difficult to judge). Some the person with the bomb can memorise over time like passwords or Simon Says.

    Good thing in lockdown - could be run over Skype/Zoom with the experts elsewhere as long as one person has a VR headset.
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    Star Trek Online. I like the Star Trekiness of it, but it’s kind of frustrating.
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    Vaadwaur?

    They're bastards. Snares and AoE spam. Invest in Reverse Shield Polarity and be ready to hit Evasive Maneouvres.
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    I just started the game. Fighting the Borg.
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    NAHTMMM Conversant in dark parables

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    Be sure to try all three ship types as you advance, they're different enough to make a fun difference in tactics.
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    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    Been playing Beholder, it's included with Xbox Gold or Xbox Game Pass, forget which one. It's pretty cool, you're an informant working as the manager of an apartment building. You spy on the tenants and report back to the government. You can put spy cameras in their apartments, search through their apartments, and then create profiles to get rewarded or blackmail the tenants. Depending on what you do, you get different outcomes.
  24. 14thDoctor

    14thDoctor Listen here, Jack

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    I finally got around to playing Final Fantasy IX. My heart!
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    Demiurge Goodbye and Hello, as always.

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    Pathfinder: Kingmaker. An isometric RPG in the vein of Baldur's Gate, with expanded mechanics from the Pathfinder RPG, and some level of kingdom management. A bit grindy, what it does well is really really good, but a few frustrating design choices. Great NPC interactions, similar to the original Baldurs Gate, as your companions regularly interact when camping.

    Company of Heroes 2, a WWII RTS that I can't get enough of. Just very cathartic wiping out fascists with artillery. :D

    Endless Space 2, my favorite space based 4X. It's got very diverse game play as they implemented several alien empires with completely different play mechanics, so tons of replayability. Plus the music is great and it's very pretty. The lore is good too - one faction has no physical form and digitizes citizens in virtual worlds that coexist with other factions, another is billions of clones of a narcissistic tycoon. A favorite is the gladiator aztec avianoids that make tall martial empires - huge populations in just a couple of planets with circles of death around them that they send out behomoth machines to mine the burnt remains of their enemy's empires. Some cool ideas.