General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

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

  1. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    After finishing Dragon Age: Inquisition (with the Trespasser dlc, which was very much worth it - not so much for the gameplay but definitely for the added story and ending slides), I went back to Origins since it's been a long time since I played it and I wanted more of the Dragon Age world. The difference between the two is jarring. Towards the end of Inquisition I was so frustrated with the combat that I barely even bothered. I played it with only half xp (one of the trials added by Trespasser), because normally you outlevel everything in the game ridiculously fast. And I was on Hard for about 50% of the game, then switched to Nightmare because it was still too easy. And it kept being easy, excluding one dragons and some fights in Trespasser. But when you actually need to use tactical camera and give orders, like you used to do in Origins and DA2, it becomes so clear how it's not at all designed to be played that way. The controls when in tactical camera mode are wonky and crap. You can't get a clear view of the battlefield. So many things happen on screen that it's sometimes really hard to know what is hurting you. The marker you move around bugs out if there's any change in elevation. The AI is completely counter-productive. And even the way characters move in combat defeats any attempts at careful placing of your team. Everyone moves all over the place, so many abilities send you or enemies flying. It's entirely an action game with a tactical mode tacked on more or less "just because".

    Now, back to Origins. I had forgotten how old-school that game actually feels. It has its flaws, but it's so clearly made for pc (hell, I even find some of the text too small to read on 2560x1440). And a silent protagonist already has me way more immersed in how I want to roleplay. And actually allocating stats and having skills other than purely combat-oriented such is fun. It's quite telling that such basic rpg concepts make a game feel old.
     
  2. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    Got myself quite a bit of new games and the first one i decided to try was the walking dead telltale game. I loved it except that your didn't have much freedom. Everything ended pretty much the same no matter what choices you did.. But i still cared more for some of the people than any show/game i can think of with a few exceptions.
    Trying to get season 2 from trade but the guy i found went offline 10 min before i found him so i hope he accepts it tomorrow.
     
  3. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    Shocking news for some, I found a game I actually enjoy.

    Killing orcs in Shadow Of Mordor. While the game is rather repetitive in what it offers the way I see it you're playing the game for the gameplay primarily and the quests and challenges just offer you an incentive to keep doing it. It's a good popcorn game where you can turn off your brain and just relax and button mash, letting your reflexes do the work for you. There is something extremely satisfying about facing off against a captain or higher in a stronghold where enemies just keep pouring out and you have no idea what their one single weakness is so you have to trial and error your way to victory while avoiding getting completely fucked up.

    I would suggest that if anyone plans on buying it then don't upgrade your health or focus "skills". It makes the game way too easy and I wish I could remove those upgrades.
     
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  4. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    The walking dead season 2 fellt more streamlined and Clementine was not as interessting/good as in the previous game. Still a great exprience but now the question is.. What should i play next?
    Maybe i should pick up the new Deus Ex or just take one of the many games i haven't had time for yet..
     
  5. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Ever played any of the hit man games?

    I'd strongly reccomend 2 3 & 4

    (Silent assassin, contracts, and blood money)
     
  6. cordelionreaver

    cordelionreaver Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    406
    Nov 29, 2015
    I have been playing Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen. Its kinda of annoying that I am having trouble getting xbox to connect online. So I am stuck with randomly generated pawns, that have bad tactics and skills.

    Despite Bioware's attempts to kill it, I started playing Star Wars The Old Republic again for PVP. PVP is fun as long as both sides have an idea what they're doing. Curb stomps aren't really fun even if you are the one doing the stomping.
     
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  7. Irwin John Finster

    Irwin John Finster Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 13, 2015
    I dove back into Frictional Games' masterpiece, SOMA. I recommend the game to everyone. Go play it.

    It is the most atmospheric, immersive, well-written sci-fi horror game currently out right now. And it puts Fallout 4's childish attempt at deep philosophy relating to human consciousness and artificial intelligence to shame. Did I mention it's DRM-free on GOG?
    I just don't get it - Fans: "Can we have KOTOR 3 please?" EA: "No, suck on this MMO lemon instead."
     
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  8. eissa

    eissa Altáriel, Lady of Radiant Garland

    Jan 7, 2016
    this is interesting...
     
  9. iGrievous

    iGrievous Star Paladin

    37
    May 31, 2016
    Fallout: New Vegas. I have no idea what kind of ending I'm going to go for, probably independent. For now I'm doing Someguy's Bounty Hunter quest mods.
     
  10. cordelionreaver

    cordelionreaver Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    406
    Nov 29, 2015
    The original class stories for the Empire were ok. The Republic class stories were your typical Bioware crap where you save the world from a bland, generic evil threat with a rag tag of misfits.

    Group activity is fun, but SWTOR is the only mmo I played so I don't know how well it rates to others.
     
  11. dopezilla

    dopezilla God of Blood and War

    571
    Nov 6, 2015
    Pokémon Ruby. On an emulator of course, because gameboy screens are fucking wack yo.
     
  12. Big No

    Big No Watch as I open and close this door

    681
    Oct 28, 2014
    GTA V. But it's flaws have definitely shown the more I've played it. It's plot feels rather flimsy when you dig deep within it. It's fanboys are the worst though, almost as bad as Bethestards.

    At least it's pretty.
     
  13. lolpop109

    lolpop109 Water Chip? Been There, Done That
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    839
    Jul 14, 2016
    I looking forward to mount and blade releasing
     
  14. Vergil

    Vergil Banned

    Jul 8, 2014
    Europa Universalis IV

     
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  15. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Started playing World of Warships.
     
  16. Goon

    Goon First time out of the vault

    37
    Apr 24, 2016
    Battle Brothers, great tactical game with RPG elements and low-medieval setting.
     
  17. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    Could you elaborate?
     
  18. Einhanderc7

    Einhanderc7 Vat dipped, grown and still oozing with perfection

    858
    Apr 22, 2016
    I'm just sitting here playing C&C Gold waiting for a decent game to actually come out for once that stimulates my intellectual needs.

    Also fun fact, Titan fall was not an original game. They got their game mechanics from an older PC/console title called front mission evolved. (Braces self for inevitable wave of fan boy hate)
     
  19. Kiryans5

    Kiryans5 First time out of the vault

    32
    Jan 26, 2015
    Team Fortress 2, because i love hats

    Fact of the day: Engie got 11 PhDs
     
  20. lolpop109

    lolpop109 Water Chip? Been There, Done That
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    839
    Jul 14, 2016
    I have't really got time to play anything at the mo but probably the division when i get xbox gold again