General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

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

  1. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I don't really know Chris Metzen's work that well, outside Starcraft I have no idea what other projects he worked on (Diablo, Warcraft?), and I am not going to say that his Starcraft work was utterly brilliant as the 'inspiration' seeped rather through (I have no doubt that admiral DuGalle takes inspiration from Star Wars' admiral Thrawn, brilliant admiral who with little resources and unconventional thinking is able to take out superior forces), but it was still serviceable and could be expanded on.

    Starcraft 2 much like the later Mass Effect games seems to have dismantled its own world/setting with all these changes and retcons.

    Perhaps Metzen was indeed better when he had to prove himself.
    BTW, had he not announced that he was going to retire?
     
  2. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    Yes, in late 2016.
     
  3. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Can't really say that Starcraft 2 makes such a good final entry on his career as a writer/game designer.
    I liked the interesting approach to single player missions but is probably Starcraft 2's biggest grace.
     
  4. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    His final entry is Overwatch, not actually a Starcraft 2. Nothing exceptional, but doesn't stands out of everything Blizzard does in general.
     
  5. Big No

    Big No Watch as I open and close this door

    612
    Oct 28, 2014
    I keep trying to play Far Cry 3 but I get bored with it every time I try. I mean, it's OK and all, but each of it's mechanics have been done better in other games. The island setting, Dead Island. Crafting, New Vegas. The "numbness to violence" storyline, Spec Ops.

    Honestly I like Blood Dragon more, the heavy 80s style is something I roll with better.
     
  6. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Far Cry 3 is a game I absolutely hated on my first play through.

    On my second?

    It was okaY.
     
  7. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    Try the first one on Realistic, that'll make you tear your hair out.

    Actually it'll probably frustrate you whatever difficulty you play.
     
  8. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    I bought it cheap a long time ago and still haven't gotten in to it as it fits in with all my other "I will probably need 1000's of mods" games.. I can't even get back into any of the "New" fallout games due to this issue.
     
  9. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    The most interesting thing about Far Cry 3 was the fact it's two writers had very different ideas about what the game was supposed to be about. One wanted to do a wacky send-up of video game adventurers and parody the genre by making it so Jason Brody was an idiot white kid who thought he needed to be the local savior, only to get murdered. The other thought he was doing a serious Heart of Darkness story about how a privileged kid gets seduced to a lifestyle of violence as well as power.
     
  10. Big No

    Big No Watch as I open and close this door

    612
    Oct 28, 2014
    I think that's my problem with it. Vaas' island had a lot of shrubbery and things could get chaotic at times since the pirates are crazy. I'm on Hoyts' island now and it's barren, very little places to hide. It makes it a pain to attack outposts and it just deters me from wanting to attack with the knowledge that almost every attack will be a firefight. Vaas' outposts allowed me to be a bit creative whereas Hoyts' are boring.

    I guess you could argue it's intentional. Vaas being a crazy nutcase allows you to be creative with your attacks whereas Hoyt is intelligent, thus depriving you of your shrubbery hiding spots. That doesn't change the fact I feel it's more ugh.
     
  11. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    That and Hoyt has no personality other than "rich white asshole."

    I think Cintra should have been the next boss.
     
  12. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Dedman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
  13. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
  14. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    Finished Rage and i got some mixed feelings. Quite a lot of bullet sponges, everything in the game was made better in simmilar games like Mad Max. It was unoptimized and you could feel the console spirit streaming out of it.. Still it was not to shabby.

    Need to get the MP parts done some day but i don't think i will ever pick it up again once done.
     
  15. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Playing Persona 5. I can already feel it eating up my time, getting into the Persona groove again, it's 2 am and I hadn't take a break since 10 am.... Pretty good so far, playing it on hard too cuz I am hardcore like that.
     
  16. Ceratisa

    Ceratisa Sarcastic SOB

    228
    Nov 4, 2013
    Persona 5 is amazing
    Still playing Overwatch as well.
     
  17. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Persona 5 has very poignant comentary on Japanese culture, corruption and social reform... Hah! It's the ass crack joke from Persona 4! That's awesome.
     
  18. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Persona 5 is easily becoming one of my favorite games of all time.
     
  19. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    Meet my first few cheaters in Day of infamy. I managed to go quite some time without seeing a single one.. Ohh well!

    Also Stalker call of Charnobyl might be off my list as i finaly got all the mods to work! But the engine crashes quite often due to the graphic mod. Can't be arsed to reinstall everything again.

    Only got the last difficuilty of 21 left in RE7 but it has way to much RNG for me. And then most of Jack's 55th birthday wich i might finish tomorrow.

    Seems like there is less and less games that works/interesst me now a days. More nuisance than joy atm.
     
  20. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    I finally got me Crysis (also Warhead and Crysis 2). Only played the demo before, but I just finished it and I gotta say, it's a damn good shooter. The AI is a bit annoying at times (like, they're fucking psychic, seriously. They're like Patrick Stewart in that one sketch where he sees everything because THEY SEE EVERYTHING), but all in all it's just really good. It's quick and fluid and doesn't get boring. And holy shit it still looks amazing ten years later. You know what came out a year later? Fallout 3. Take a note, Bethesda, games don't have to age horribly.
     
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