General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

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

  1. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
    It's a nice game; that reminds me of Disciples 3.

    The last three games I have been playing (in order) are:
    • Legends of Eisenwald
    • GrimDawn
    • Dark Queen of Krynn
     
  2. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    Divine divinity was ok, Nothing fancy and nothing super bad, Beyong divinity feels like a fan made mod. I don't hate it but i might not finish it.

    If Grim Dawn had dedicated servers it would be my nr1 ARPG forever/since Diablo 2. But some day i might pick up the DLC's and go back to it once again!
     
    • [Rad] [Rad] x 1
  3. Rose

    Rose Bring me to life

    619
    Dec 5, 2018
    Just finished The Witcher 3 on normal, now I'm doing Death March. I think the main story of the game is a bit rushed, and
    more time should have been spent on Ciri being in the present. The plot of the game revolves around finding her before The Wild Hunt does and when you finally do the game is more than halfway through the main stroy. Avallac'h was also presented as being super important and I loved that guy, but never got to see what became of him. I was so happy that I got to kill those Crones though.

    All in all, besides my nitpicking, the game is awesome. Even some of the side quests were great.
     
    • [Rad] [Rad] x 1
  4. Squadcar

    Squadcar Literal Vampire Potbelly Goblin

    Jun 1, 2018
    Congrats, it's a long ass game. I finished up the main story like 1.5 years ago or something and like a few months ago Hearts of Stone. Still have to do Blood and Wine. Also, watching an analysis on the game this morning and halfway through that, I really agree with the positive and negative criticisms so far.

    Did you get the DLC? I think it's worth it for Blood and Wine for sure. Hearts of Stone is good but the price tag isn't as worth it.
     
  5. Rose

    Rose Bring me to life

    619
    Dec 5, 2018
    I do plan to at least get Blood and Wine. It does have my favorite mythical creatures from what I know after all.

    My favorite thing about the game overall is that some of the choices you make are not obviously good choice and bad choice, but choosing between a lesser evil. Then I thought about my choices and wondered if it really was the best option.
     
  6. Squadcar

    Squadcar Literal Vampire Potbelly Goblin

    Jun 1, 2018
    Yeah, that's definitely one of the stronger points of the game. I'd say get both DLC if you can find them at a reasonable price. I see GOG has HoS for 10 regularly and on sale for 4. I'd say it's worth it at 10, was guessing it still might be 20 bucks normally.
     
  7. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    Definitely get Hearts of Stone and play it before Blood and Wine. Both DLCs are great.
     
  8. Eshanas

    Eshanas A Smooth-Skin

    619
    Jul 6, 2016
    I got my hands on Knights of Pen and Paper 2, goaded on by a certain Fast-Talking 'humour' Wiggler on Youtube and a Steam Sale.

    I had some fun, for once. Beat the main plot in 8 odd hours. Loved how areas had quests that made you return to older areas instead of just going on and on. And there's post-game stuff to do as well. I would had liked a slew more items, but ah well.

    It also feels like a game from the Lisa series, or even Fallout (and there are Fallout references in the Vault location built by the dwarves for ww3- wizard war 3, that is) could be built on it and be fun, if artists and writers double down on it.

    Also, they made the Terrasque fucking terrifying, even if we never fight it outright.
     
  9. Eshanas

    Eshanas A Smooth-Skin

    619
    Jul 6, 2016
    Time for me to bitch about Knights of Pen and Paper 2.

    You can only have one person of one class, each. It's not like any one class can dominate the field, at worst, they AOE everything, but I can do a lot of good AOE with Warrior (using slash), Ninja, Rogue, Ranger, and Druid (using vine thorns), if not more combos.

    They do that thing where enemies scale to your level. For early-level enemies, it doesn't matter, but your characters feel pitiful against mid level to high level enemies; drawing out combat for no real benefit.

    The lack of items is grating to me, because they're pathetically weak by end-game. Even with +5 enchantments on everything, I feel under-powered for level 30/35/40 characters. There are three main armors, three main bladed weapons, a bow, a axe, a maul, two shields, a smithering more.

    I would had liked the ability to make something like tabletop RPG with it, but ah well. Less of a bitch and more of a suggestion/want.
     
  10. Rose

    Rose Bring me to life

    619
    Dec 5, 2018
    Borrowed a PS3 from a friend and wanted to revisit AC. Now I remember why I didn't want to touch Brotherhood again.
     
  11. Arnust

    Arnust Maybe you've seen it, maybe, in a dream...

    Feb 2, 2016
    I like the first game so much more because of this kind of nonsense.
     
    • [Rad] [Rad] x 1
  12. Squadcar

    Squadcar Literal Vampire Potbelly Goblin

    Jun 1, 2018
    I remember a coworker was going to practically give me copies of Assassin's Creed as I played through them back in high school. He let me borrow/keep the first one. He didn't want it back even though I said I was done and not going to finish it. I think I beat the 3rd boss and it was so damned repetitive I couldn't do it.
     
    • [Rad] [Rad] x 1
  13. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Alpharius oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    I've recently read somewhere that the way to make AC more fun is to turn off the map completely.
     
  14. Pax the Sectoid

    Pax the Sectoid Still Mildly Glowing

    296
    Jan 3, 2018
    Do that and it will still have the same boring levels and repetitive missions/world.
    Only redeeming factor they have would be the occasionally fun but mindless parkour which gets old pretty quickly. Heard 2 and its continuations were actually fun, but otherwise the rest of the series is the usual lazy and repetitive open world crap.
    And for some stupid reason they are still considered one of the best stealth games, the only reasoning I got from its fans for that title are the usual "Great Story!" "fun Combat!" and "OPEN WORLD!" bullshit because apparently combat and open world make a good STEALTH game.
     
  15. Rose

    Rose Bring me to life

    619
    Dec 5, 2018
    The AC series are stealth games? Huh? Poor excuses for one.
     
  16. TheOtherManInTheRoom

    TheOtherManInTheRoom Watchman

    134
    Mar 28, 2018
    I have a soft spot for the first game. Loved the setting in the crusader world, and it had less focus on the animus bit than later entries, not matched until Rogue.

    Yeah it's repetitive, but it is nice and short, and if treated like a short game to have a blast through, rather than these all conquering open world games of today, then it's good. Not a great game, but certainly better than many of the sequels, such as revelations, which was terrible. Think 1 and 3 were my favourite of the bunch I've played.
     
    • [Rad] [Rad] x 1
  17. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Alpharius oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    I liked that setting too, though I've played very little of AC1. AC2 was a blast tho, but I have never finished it.
     
  18. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Been playing Homeworld Emergence originally called Cataclysm this last week.
    This game still really holds up well even if the graphics are old (but not ugly, I love the stellar backgrounds)
    So disappointed that Homeworld 2's storyline, campaign, and gameplay failed to meet the standards of Homeworld 1 and Cataclysm. HW2 fans can tell me a lot, I preferred the original ballistic aspect of weapons fire instead of the mechanism it was replaced with.

    Now thinking of playing Terminator Future Shock or Skynet but I think I will play Lunar 1 and 2 for PS1 instead.
     
    • [Rad] [Rad] x 1
  19. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2017
    Bought GTA San Andreas and Bully Scholarship Edition and played and finished the main story of both back to back. I actually really enjoy both of these games, even though i have some issues, mostly minor.

    Bully though was crashing like crazy for the first five hours, but then i changed some stuff and the crashing pretty much stopped.

    Finished San Andreas with 87% completion and Bully with 89%. I would go for 100% but some of the requirements are ridiculous. In San Andreas for example you have to collect all the oysters (you read that right) and horse shoes as some of the requirements for 100% completion. In Bully you have to buy 100 soda cans and drink 500 (this is insane) and of all things, actually fail five classes (first time i have seen a requirement for 100% that requires the player to actually fail). I might go for 100% in a later time, but some of these requirements are ridiculous.
     
  20. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    100% Skyrim special edition a week or so ago. Was not to bad with mods but going back withouth mods? Never in my life, Kinda want to pick up Oblivion since i never gave it more than a few hours but it seems to be a complete new experiece from what i remeber with gameplay.

    Hellblade: Senua's sacrifice was the game i went for after and it was hard to actually get into it early on besides visuals and location. Who doesn't like viking stuff right? But the last encounter in the game was probably one of my favorites in a long time!
    Her line before moving forward and the awesome OST starting just as several dark enemies comes at you was really well made, Hopefully they are working on the next game!

    And now i am on to Kingom come deliverance and it is a mixed bag.. That i just can't put down! Combat is horrible with the lock on and enemies being able to parry/block from all angles AND after the training early on my character became a liberal since even if i go for right swings he seem to want to keep it left only most of the times! So no matter what i do i can only attack straight on or from the left. Probably one of the many bugs in the game but who knows?
    I also did not get the DLC's and i have a feeling i should wait with the game untill i got em since i hate replaying games or go "back" for stuff with a few exceptions.