General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

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

  1. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix A Cold Reality

    Jun 25, 2018
    Madden glitches and character models are fucking hysterical. Everyone looks like they’re having Nam flashbacks, I’m pretty sure last game my fullback died and went to Handegg Heaven, and in a screenshot I took there’s what looks like a bj, cpr, and a player on the Cardinals kicking one of my players while he’s giving said fellatio
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    oh, and we stopped a two point conversion so hard that the Cardinals’ QB forgot what team he was on
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  2. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    >playing sports games
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  3. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix A Cold Reality

    Jun 25, 2018
  4. Aurelius Of Phoenix

    Aurelius Of Phoenix Not AureliusofPhoenix

    128
    Mar 9, 2018

    Been playing a lot of Destiny 2 recently, hadn't played since before Black Armory and I'm caught playing catch up sadly. Of course the clan is inactive and I'll be lfg whoring just to get shit done.
     
  5. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix A Cold Reality

    Jun 25, 2018
    Something similar happened to me when I picked up Injustice 2 again recently.

    Shits gone inactive, or at least in my case I can’t find matches.

    That, or people hate me because I main Reverse Flash, which is literally the Flash’s moveset with Liam O’Brien’s voice. In fact, it’s literally just a Flash skin, that I paid $5 for. Maybe people back out of matchmaking with me because I’m retarded, and they don’t wanna fight the mentally handicapped.
     
  6. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Nov 26, 2007
  7. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix A Cold Reality

    Jun 25, 2018
    I’ve never heard of Command HQ but after reading that description it honestly sounds like the kind of game I’d love. Thanks Gizmo.

    Also, why Gizmo? Was Killianjunk taken?
     
  8. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Perhaps EA was trying to expand on what they imagined could happen on the playing field such as player's head injuries resulting in them becoming confused or suddenly reliving terrible memories or events of their past (though I wonder how one could relive Vietnam horrors when they probably were not even alive back then) or what people like to fantasize would happen such as players finally admitting their love or sexual attraction for each other.
    "Sport games should be more than just about sports."

    BTW, what is handegg heaven?
     
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  9. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix A Cold Reality

    Jun 25, 2018
    Handegg Heaven is like regular heaven, but during the heaven-like activities you’re randomly tackled by massive black men.

    Heaven for some. Hell for others.
     
  10. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Nov 26, 2007
    Gizmo was taken, (and not surprisingly so), so I used "Gizmo.". BN was none too pleased when he noticed, and gave me the option to change it. I had Gizmojunk on Youtube—as a my Fallout related media storage account, so I suggested that he use to name it.

    *AFAIK the Gizmo account is abandoned by whomever had it. I'd take it if I could get it.
     
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  11. joevonzombie

    joevonzombie Buried alive in Golgotha

    592
    Sep 28, 2015
    Gonna start The Outer Worlds tonight.
     
  12. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix A Cold Reality

    Jun 25, 2018
    Nice. Tell us how it is.
     
  13. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...The pain of being dead...

    Sep 11, 2010
    Well, I hate Shadow Of War. Played it for like 3 hours today and it feels like you're meant to have literally just finished playing Shadow Of Mordor then jumped into this one because they're throwing you into the deep end right off the bat.

    Like, it has that combat system of constantly hitting Y to counter enemies right, so I can't ever finish an enemy off before I have to fend off 5 more so fights drag on forever and when I think that thinks are looking up then all of the sudden more enemies show up. Because the first area is in a city under siege it means that there are so many nooks and crannies that I can't possibly pay attention to everything that's going on around me. So counter, dodge, dodge, counter, attack once a do a measly amount of damage, counter, counter, dodge, dodge, get hit by arrow you couldn't see, dodge, get hit by captain charging which I should have dodged but because I'm constantly hitting Y and A to counter and dodge I do not have time to use the left thumb to control the camera so I got blindsided, now all my health is gone and I'm dead. Oh and since the only way to heal is to drain enemies (which takes a revolting amount of time this early on) it means I can't do it. There is literally no timewindow for me to do this without being shot by arrows or blindsided by more enemies. And then the game has the gall to go "an enemy is going for the alarm". Bitch, WHICH ENEMY!? Which one out of the two dozen enemies in a city district where I can barely stay alive is going for the alarm?

    It's been a year or so since I played Shadow Of Mordor so I'm rust to say the least and the game is not giving me any room to breathe. There is no lenient area to get your feet wet again. It's on the moment you finish the intro. And quite frankly, it's not brutal. It's unfair. Every second in a fight I have to pay attention to whether I should counter or dodge, whether I see an arrow flying or not, whether there is a champion near or not, whether the is a beartrap around me or not, whether the enemy I'm attacking is blocking my attacks so I have to alter my pattern. And one fuck up and I'm dead.

    So I decided fuck it, I need to get my feet wet and get accustomed to this shit so I lowered it to the lowest difficulty. First place I went to, guess what happened? Three captains jump me.

    It's like the game doesn't 'want' me to like it, like it's telling me to fuck off every chance it gets.

    Gonna try it again tomorrow and see if I can adapt better but so far this has been absolutely horrendous.
     
  14. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix A Cold Reality

    Jun 25, 2018
    Pressing Y repeatedly and not being able to finish anyone off as a result was my biggest complaint with Arkham Knight.
     
  15. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...The pain of being dead...

    Sep 11, 2010
    Like, they die eventually but I haven't been able to execute anyone unless they're stunned and that animation takes a good 3-5 seconds which gives enemies ample time to interrupt it.
     
  16. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix A Cold Reality

    Jun 25, 2018
    Yep. Just like Arkham Knight then.
     
  17. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...The pain of being dead...

    Sep 11, 2010
    The thing about it is that enemies seem to constantly spawn.

    There was this little camp where 6 of them were lined up doing... Something. Anyway, I get the bow and pull off 4 shots with the bow in the head that make them totally pepsi. Slink away to another bush to avoid being seen and stay in stealth, after the remaining ones fuck off I go back up and I see a few of them running from a tent to join the other 2 to make them 6 again.

    There is a captain who I wanted revenge on and he like I said above literally spawns 5 archers.

    There was a clusterfuck of a fight where I managed to slink behind some buildings and drag the enemies I wanted to fight with me, and then out of nowhere I get ambushed from behind by enemies that were not there before.

    From what I remember from Arkham at the very least the enemies were a fixed number. I can never rely on how many there actually are around me because there's constantly more coming from seemingly out of nowhere. I'd take Arkham any day over this.

    As to the stealth. Maybe once I advance in levels I'll unlock other abilities to help me but so far I barely have anything to utilize to help in stealth. I can attract enemies to my location if they're close enough so I can execute them but considering the amount of enemies it is extremely time consuming to do so and it doesn't always help considering there aren't any bushes in the city which most of the map takes place in. And that's it. If I fire an arrow the enemy doesn't investigate where the arrow landed, they instantly know where the arrow came from and come towards my location. Then there is the vision that greys the world and shows living things in bright colours that help sort them out but that's not as much of a helpful tool as it is feels like a necessity to always have on because it is so hard to keep track of where the damn orcs are. And yeah, that's it. In other stealth games enemies are usually carefully placed so that the player can form a strategy on how to take them down. There is no strategy here. The city is a beehive.
     
  18. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix A Cold Reality

    Jun 25, 2018
    That sounds horrid. I hate games where enemies immediately pinpoint your position.
     
  19. joevonzombie

    joevonzombie Buried alive in Golgotha

    592
    Sep 28, 2015
    So far I'm really enjoying The Outer Worlds. Its essentially Fallout New Vegas by way of Firefly which isn't the hottest of takes. That's what they essentially advertised and as of my first four hours that's what we got. It's interesting to see how much better this type of game can be when it's made with competent tech. It's a pitch black critique of capitalism so if that kinda thing ruffles your feathers, I'd say stay away. So far the writing is solid. Th bartender in the first town has more depth to her than anyone in Bethesda's games.
     
  20. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I have been hearing some conflicting voices over on RPG Codex, about political pandering but also about the design of the game and the gameplay.

    Doing better than Bethesda studios is not such a high benchmark these days.
     
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