General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by The Commissar, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005

    Boooo. You suck.



    Arkham City is much better. :)
     
  2. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    So, ugh, you like going around throwing punches? This type of crap gets boring very quickly, button mashing, you know. And the introductory sequence was pretty damn long, with absolutely no advance to the story. I got bored halfway through.

    Plus the animations... Even Bethesda is better. My Batman is floating from one enemy to another, that's not to say his walking is so caricature I was laughing.
     
  3. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Judge a game by the first minutes!
     
  4. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005

    Man you should give the detective aspect of the game a shot. I'm disappointed Sub-Human. :wink:


    Also, not enjoying the combat in Arkham is near heresy to the genre itself. :)

    You may be playing the wrong type of game because it embodied everything that was right with action/adventure games imo. The perfect combination of exploration, combat, and storytelling with a shit load of replay value. Try Arkham City at the very least even if you don't like Asylum. I honestly can't see how you could gripe about the animations either. Both of those games (Asylum and City) are pretty exceptional overall. :shrug:
     
  5. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    It's OK I suppose. Although at first I thought you had to follow numbers and stuff (like if the % drops, you go back), but then it turned out to be way too linear. Not much of a complaint, because I didn't expect a lot of open-endness from this game anyways. Just that the aspect of being a detective is... just a gimmick?

    My major complaint is that also by default the Batman walks around. I'm a roleplay guy, and I'd like everything to make sense. So when he hears he needs to rescue someone, and fast, he takes his time and strolls there. When I sprint, boom, cutscene, he's strolling through the air again. There's no 'jog' default, you know.

    I don't have much of a strong point, just that I find the game a bit boring. Maybe it'll go away. Hopefully Arkham City is better, as you say (which reviews and other Internet folk seem to be saying).
     
  6. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005

    Fair complaints but I will say Asylum gets a lot better half way through. Arkham City stays awesome the entire time. Give Asylum a little time to drag you in before you write it off though. Being a Batman fan helps a lot too I guess. The little nods here and there really add a lot of atmosphere. If you haven't played Arkham City you are missing out big time. Stop reading this and play it now! :lol:
     
  7. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    So I started Arkham City after finishing Asylum. Asylum was an OK game, but the amount of challenges/trophies makes me think it was aimed at the OCD crowd.

    City is just as boring and I'm think of putting it down in favor of Skyrim. I guess there's nothing much to play now.
     
  8. mobucks

    mobucks woof Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    MGS HD collection. Didn't remember Peace Walker was in it. Never played that.
     
  9. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    I'm playing Tribes Ascend and it's a lot of fun. I'm a casual fan of FPS so I like when the multiplayer is silly, fast, and filled with un-realistic abilities and weapons.

    Also certain classes are too easy if you put them in the right spots on a map such as Juggernaut on Capture the Flag when the enemy teams defense is all around the flag. Mortar spam get rich quick scheme.

    Also the exhilaration of moving at maximum speed over the terrain and through the air is a great joy that I rarely experience in games lately.

    Sincerely,
    The Vault Dweller
     
  10. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    The Arkham games are great, but I never found the stomach to replay them. Too linear I guess (City fixes that, but the overworld is a bit too small if you ask me). Combat system is the highlight, I mean yeah at the beginning it's easy, but when you're surrounded by enemies, with some having shields, stun batons, knives and friggin guns, it's tough but very fair. A good player can go through the hardest fights without a scratch, while a newbie would fall in seconds. That's the essense of a good action-based combat system, if you ask me.

    Also, since nothing else really interests me, replaying Just Cause 2 (this game is pure, distilled fun) and ME3 multiplayer. The new DLC adds a couple cool classes, weapons and maps. I really like the N7 Destroyer, his many bonuses make him able to rip anything to shreds with a good weapon, but it's offset by his poor mobility. The Demolisher and her barrage of grenades is nice too, finally an Engineer that plays well. And the new Rio map looks and plays unbelievably awesome. An great add-on to be sure, especially for the price. Yes, yes, microtransactions, but I'm still enjoying myself a lot.

    At this point I'm waiting on Darksiders 2 and Borderlands 2. The former looks really interesting to me, the open world and added RPG elements sound promising.
     
  11. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Uhm button mashing? its a "fighting" game, you know >_>
     
  12. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Playing StarCraft II. Finished the single-player, and it's a bit meh at moments (I and Brood War are better), but the multiplayer is awesome. I'm really getting hooked. Too bad I don't have a stable internet connection these days.
    Question for the experienced: Should I immediately start the regular League, or should I drain the Practice League of all 50 possible games?
     
  13. Mutoes

    Mutoes Mildly Dipped

    518
    Feb 5, 2008
    Just skip the practice, youll do fine till gold if you just take care of your economy, high income (workers and expos) and spend it efficiently as you can on units.

    I think the practice games run on slower speed and there are destructible rocks everywhere (this was the case when i played em back when sc2 was released) and they didnt really prepare me much more than say single player
     
  14. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Yea, doing single player as well as playing I and Brood War makes Practice a little redundant.

    Just MMM to your hearts content. :V
    Wait, does that still work?
     
  15. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Yeah, it's still the same. Slow games with no early game rush possibilites.

    I feel kinda dumb now that I haven't thought of that.
    I played I and BW campaigns prior to playing II, and I have to say, II is way easier, even on Hard or Brutal than BW, at least the early levels.
    Multiplayer is a completely different aspect, but you're definitely right, earlier games and SP are better than the practice league.
    Starting the regular tonight.
    Dumb Atom.

    Oh, it does. I often use it, though in early game, Terrans have a greater advantage over other races, especially over Protoss. For a first combat unit, Marine is a bit broken.
    Sure, skilled players can counter early M(MM), but it's still annoying.
     
  16. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    I removed Arkham City, but I think I might do the same for Skyrim. The game is embarassing - the piss-poor textures, horrible voice-acting (which can barely be heard too), the quiet sound, the stupid fucking animations and this whole scripted, introductory sequence with full of its cheap 'wow' moments that make me go 'meh' instead.

    Why would people call this game nice? They even removed classes, goddamn it.
     
  17. Pikachu

    Pikachu First time out of the vault

    1
    Oct 28, 2011
    Pokemon
    Every once and a while I get a Pokemon itch and play the latest installment. It's pretty addictive, even if each series is just the same game over and over.
     
  18. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    I think there are classes in Skyrim. Poor choice (mage, warrior, rogue or something), but still present.
     
  19. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    There are no real classes, at least nothing that you choose and which gives you boni or mali. You just specialize by choosing what you improve by leveling up.
     
  20. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    True, but you could use the same logic and remove races (instead having different character appearance options). Skyrim is dumbed down beyond belief, only 3 attributes, few skills (about 9 less from Morrowind), less weapon choices and absolutely no item maintenance. The latter isn't much of a problem for me because it was pure micromanagement in Oblivion (100 hits - weapon broken, and it could take 10-20 to kill an enemy in one of the Gates), although not as much in Morrowind.

    I do love, however, the crafting options and the fact that you can improve armor and weapons (something I wanted to see in Wasteland 2, personally).