General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

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

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    Also Hollow Knight is fun everybody *talking to the ravaging mob*
     
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  2. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I just beat Dragon Quest 8, now onto the Post game stuff. I never completed the Dragovian dungeon back when I played it because I only rented the game back then (being a broke College student and all).
     
  3. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    The Switch was sold out the next town over. So were all the Wii U copies of BotW. Now I'm downloading it on the Wii U when I could have done that while I slept last night. Oh well. Good for Nintendo for making a perfect game.
     
  4. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Hm, should I give Mass Effect a try? Quite a few people seem to like at least the first two games. But then again, quite a few people also like Fallout 4 and doing dirty heroin in alleys, so it's not like taste of the masses can be trusted.
     
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  5. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    You might like Mass Effect 1 and 2 John, both have an interesting Star Wars/Star Trek vibe (Star Wars regarding the universe feeling quite "old", there being a lot of history involving past civilizations and heroes before the player came along, and of course the various metropolises. Star Trek when it comes to some of the technology and of course the techno-babble)

    But there is this sort of "deconstruction" trend going on during the games, all the past mysteries and certain long reaching decisions like the genophage are either answered or undone.

    Number 3 is definitely a culprit in that regard.

    It unfortunately also gets very very human-centric, like in Star Trek. Humanity being "special" despite being the "young upstart" species.
     
  6. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    If you want an average TPS/RPG hybrid with a great universe and solid story, play ME1...and stop there.
    ME2 and consequently ME3 are very detached from the original game, which while having its flaws, was a fairly original SF title that really sailed through uncharted territory of video games at its time. ME2 and ME3 fail to hold up in that regard and are far inferior titles when you analyze them a bit.
    All the rage about ME3 and its horrible ending is somewhat unwarranted - the real issues with the franchise start with first seconds of ME2, and everything after that is a downward spiral, which is a great symbol for, as Codex would put it, decline - decline of Western RPGs, decline of RPG mechanics in favor of shooting, decline of meaningful storyline, decline of ethos over pathos, decline of thematic and logical consistency in favor of "rule of cool", decline of fair business practice in favor of horrible DLCs and overall decline of Bioware.

    So, in my opinion, ME1 is a great game with technical and gameplay flaws. ME2 and ME3 are polished and big, but in essence, bad games. If you can play them without minding logical inconsistencies and glaring issues, sure, go ahead. I mean, in the end, they are far superior games to FO3 and FO4 and you did play through those.
     
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  7. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    I might check it out then.
     
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    Tim Burton's Arthropodborne, aka Hollow Knight.
    I'll probably make a decent review when I'm done with it.
     
  9. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    So about that Zelda game...it's definitly my favorite Zelda game at this point. Hands down. It's that good. I could go on and on about all the great things it does. The only downside thus far has been the platform. The Wii U is great but you can't help but wonder how good it would look on a PC.

    Then we have this game which tells me I need a new computer...

    https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/03/06/dawn-of-war-3-is-a-best-of-mashup-of-warhammer-40k/

    And this sale which tells me Dead Space may or may not run better than it did on the PS3...

    https://www.gog.com/
     
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  10. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    Deus Ex Mankind divided is done! Now i got the DLC's left and 4 achievements wish means i will probably have to play through the standard game twice again. Thankfully it will be far faster but i really don't feel like doing it twice. But one of them is on the hardest difficulty AKA you die it's game over.
     
  11. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    So what did you think?
     
  12. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    It looks great but it had a few crashes and bugs. Not to mention that the game is more focused on stealth than ever. The only time i didn't stealth was when i had incapacitated every person in an area and wanted to blow up a bot or 3.
    I did like the twists about who was bad and such.
    I really wish you would get more from certain characters. Feels like they just "vanished" after a mission or 2. Like the female cop that is trying to get back into action. Just sitting on a chair talking to you a few times.. Really?

    I also don't get why they reset vendors and such between chapters. Same conversation 2-3 times and being able to do the same mini quest AKA give them stuff every time for no reason... Feels like the game is still in beta TBH.

    When i think about it i may actually have had a bit less fun with the fall but i also had less problems with that title aswell even if it was a short mobile port. And that says a lot. Hopefully the DLC's are great.

    Edit: A big + for the police force. They look fucking awesome in this game.
     
  13. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Good thoughts.

    I think you'll like Desperate Measures as a DLC. It is, unfortunately, very clearly cut content from the main game and very important cut content as well.
     
  14. joevonzombie

    joevonzombie Buried alive in Golgotha

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    Sep 28, 2015
    I was playing Torment then Zelda happened... holy fuck this game is fucking good. This game has exceeded all of my expectations and then some. They addressed every fucking issue I had with the previous games. It just sucks you have to play it on shit hardware.
     
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  15. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    Not sure how i shall continue. I was thinking of going in order but.. You can unlock stuff for Breach but i missed a few so i kinda "must" play through the game at least once more before doing that. But i guess if i take new game + i could pick em all up + the ebooks and finish it in a few hours.
     
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  16. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    So I basically got a PS4 to be able to play Horizon: Zero Dawn. So. Fucking. Worth it.

    I will also finally be able to play The Last of Us, Bloodborne and Uncharted 4. And I'm very curious about Nier: Automata.

    But yeah, Horizon. Not much so far I don't absolutely love about it.
     
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  17. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Jesus Christ, it's Blood Bourne!
     
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  18. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    Blööd Böörn
     
  19. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    Jason Bourne? :|

    Edit: Tomorrow i will only have the hardest difficulty + no alarm achievements left for the normal single player of Mankind divided. Not looking forward to that at all if i should be honnest.
     
  20. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    I have started Resident Evil 6.

    God help me.