General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

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

  1. thegaresexperience

    thegaresexperience Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Sep 3, 2010
    Got back into Bad Company 2 again after playing DA:O for a while. Luckily there's still people playing on PS3.

    Also did the Dark Brotherhood questline in Skyrim, which was awesome. [spoiler:de59902bb2]getting to the emperor was fun, and having him accept his fate was a bit unexpected imo[/spoiler:de59902bb2]. Companions or Thieves guild are probably next.
  2. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Uncharted 2. Not without its problems but damn is it beautiful.
  3. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    Far Cry 3, and hot damn did they improve upon the second game. Best open world FPS since Stalker for sure, and it looks properly gorgeous. The side missions are short and sweet (hunting rabid dogs with an RPG was delicious overkill) and some of the main plot ones are great too, albeit often too linear. Also weird that, in an island filled to the brim with armed pirates, tigers are the greatest threat, I swear those bastards can take two sniper bullets right in the face and keep trying to claw your ass off.

    Yeah the DB was good. Not as good as the Oblivion one (the quest in the mansion was golden), but good. I urge you to try the Theive's Guild one. The Companion's is basically a succession of dungeon slogs, the TG is much, much bigger and has tons of side activities and assorted heists to make.
  4. CthuluIsSpy

    CthuluIsSpy A Smooth-Skin

    Dec 20, 2011
    Playing Far Cry 3 as well. It's probably the best Far Cry game so far, and that's coming from someone who hates the Far Cry series.

    The story missions are a bit too scripted though. And what's with all the weird supernatural stuff? Is it because Jason is hopped up on drugs or something?
  5. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    I guess so. I like it, personally. It ties well into his descent into madness; he has more and more difficulty discerning what's real or not. I do know that during [spoiler:f8763deb5d] the Ink Monster and the Vaas fight [/spoiler:f8763deb5d] he's tripping beyond belief, the stuff he takes is outright lethal. As for the compass, I chalk it up to an Indiana Jones reference. It's not like this game is as ridiculous as the first one with its mutants.
  6. Leo1

    Leo1 First time out of the vault

    Nov 25, 2012
    Also playing Far Cry 3, on the second island now and still enjoying it. Loving the "path of the hunter quests", this game is a big improvement over the second.
  7. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Persona 4 Arena on the 360, so I was unlocking stuff on it, playing arcade mode, story mode, doing some of the challenges, I can't play online because of the sheer greed money grubbing shit that is the XboxLive golden system of not letting me play online unless I pay them every month.

    Then I decided to try Score Attack mode, I tought I was fairly decent with the game, but now I just want to smash my controller against the screen, who would've tought that Atlus and Arc Systems would make a hard optional boss? I mean right?

    The game is tons of fun, and the Story mode actually seems to be setting up the plot for the next Persona title.
  8. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    I've decided to try out Far Cry 3. Yes, it looks pretty good; but it just didn't catch me yet. I'm annoyed at the fact that they've removed durability from weapons; included fast travel; and you can now see your enemies from behind cover (why?).

    Oh and, horrible console menus. Things like choosing grenades and molotovs are not bound to keys; to craft you have to go through a ton of menus and do a ton of clicking to create just one item. Gets annoying pretty damn soon.
  9. mobucks

    mobucks i get such a kick out of myself Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    Yeah I saw that in a video. Instantly turned me off.

    Don't you need to take drugs to see people behind cover?
  10. CthuluIsSpy

    CthuluIsSpy A Smooth-Skin

    Dec 20, 2011
    Nope, you just have to tag them with the camera. Because apparently, today's cameras come with selected X-Ray vision.

    Oh, and falling 5 feet is more dangerous than being shot or set on fire.
    The number of times I fell to my death....
  11. beans00

    beans00 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Nov 19, 2009
    Haven't played a new game since fallout new vegas

    haven't played a video game of any sort in like 8 months

  12. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    You can deactivate the ''see through cover'' effect on the weapons, and nothing forces you to use the camera.

    The crafting menu IS a pain, that much is certain. Rest if OK, but the crafting... ugh. After I got the loot sack, the holster, the quiver, the wallet and the ammo pounch maxed, I never opened it again.

    Finished the game yesterday and the ending is... special to say the least, if you take a certain option. It's pretty fitting, I guess, but damn if it isin't disturbing. Still, it's a great game, a few flaws but I had a blast. Becomes real easy towards the end, the Signature weapons just tear he place up even at the highest difficulty.

    I found a trick for this; on most steep slopes, you can hug the terrain and just slide down.

    Personally, i've died the most to tigers. Bloody things can take a ridiculous amount of punishment and just come out of nowhere.
  13. CthuluIsSpy

    CthuluIsSpy A Smooth-Skin

    Dec 20, 2011
    I know of this trick, and I use it alot.
    It's rather infuriating when you mess up while sliding, fall 2 feet and end up losing a full bar of health.
    I was never killed by a tiger. Buffaloes on the other hand...
    Seriously, those things are ridiculously aggressive! Are they that aggressive in real life?

    Anyway, playing that free copy of Metro 2033 that I got from that Facebook promo. It's pretty damn good.
  14. mobucks

    mobucks i get such a kick out of myself Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    Herd animals are generally not aggressive while in the herd. Stragglers caught by suprise or with their young are much more likely to be agressive.
  15. Leo1

    Leo1 First time out of the vault

    Nov 25, 2012
    Just completed Far Cry 3 about an hour ago, the bad ending was disappointing but great game, I agree with the Buffaloes being aggressive, having two of them attacking you sucked.

    Metro 2033 is an awesome game, loved the atmosphere of the game, felt a little like Fallout 3 too when in the tunnels. Recommend it to any Fallout fan :)
  16. Xellos

    Xellos Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Feb 10, 2006
    Jumping between Diablo 3, Magic the Gathering Shandalar campaign, HOMM 3 with Wake of the gods and Baldur's Gate Trilogy (slightly modded for more challenge). Sadly, none of them can grasp my attention for a lot of time now, played too much of them or maybe getting too old. Waiting for RP 2.2 though.
  17. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Trying to play RAGE but I just can't get past the visuals. The game looks beautiful but I feel like I'm inside a bunch of grainy pictures that someone pasted together. The game world doesn't feel believable when everything is a part of a background.
  18. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    I've got a question to those of you who've played it- Mercenaries 2.

    I'm gonna try to sit myself down and FINALLY finish this God-awful game at long last. I hated it when I got it (felt SO utterly let down by all the promises and comparisons when I actually played the finished product), and I learned to hate it even more once it received a retroactive trophy patch on the PS3, which was handled so sloppily that almost EVERY one of us who already owned the game on the PS3 were bugged out of achieving several of the trophies, and thus, the Platinum. After YEARS of searching for answers (which neither EA nor the then-still-existent Pandemic would provide, nor take responsibility for) a friend led me to an exploit that unglitched the glitch, so now I can finally get my long-awaited, well-deserved Platinum..... But I still hate the fucking game, so it's been taking me a while to finally make the time and play that piece of garbage.

    So anyway, the question: What did YOU GUYS think of Mercs2? Did you enjoy it, find it a bit disappointing, only played it on the 360 so you never had issues with it, etc?
  19. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    I'd say I actually enjoyed it. The visuals were somewhat decent, and the destruction was fun. Let's be honest - isn't it exciting to get onto an attack chopper and use rockets one after the other on buildings? Then see it collapse?

    Gameplay was balanced enough not to be too difficult or too easy. There was just the right amount of ammunition to get to your next supply... Just enough health to kill some enemies and then retreat to heal the wounds.

    I played it on PC, so whilst there were some problems with savefiles at first, it all got fixed and I was happy.
  20. mandala

    mandala It Wandered In From the Wastes

    May 5, 2006
    Anyone played natural selection 2 yet? I am thinking in buying it.