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 wish the indie developers would try something different with the genre
    I genuinely dislike the mirror castle. I would much rather have new rooms unlocked in the regular castle.
    I also rather dislike how Righter and Maria completely disappear during the second half of the game.
     
  2. The_Citzen

    The_Citzen It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    May 22, 2020
    It is quite interesting seeing someone talk about Beyond a Steel Sky, while I did not played this sequel yet, I absolutely loved my experience with Beneath a Steel Sky. I am way too young to have played this game back in the day it was still famous, only got around doing it last year, and was surprised to see how an fantastic game could become so obscure nowadays. Everything from the story, to the aesthetics and tone will be forever marked into my mind.

    This game also finally managed to drag me into the old adventure genre, I genuinely like the challenge of the puzzles that come with it, even when it takes days to finally get the solution. So because of Beneath a Steel Sky I was introduced to an whole new fantastic genre, and gladly got know some excellent other games. One in particular was Full Throttle, my favourite point and click game so far, it was so good that I played it non stop until beating it.

    Now about Outer Worlds, I think it is always good to hear someone else opinion on it, as I already said before here, OW was a huge disapointment for me. I wasn't expecting a extremely deep experience or a game with an AAA production value, but the game for me failed in every level. From extremely repetitive combat and encounters, boring world, really bad setting and story and overral a quite mediocre game. There is a video from a youtuber named Strat-Edgy that summarizes quite well my opinion on the game, really recommend watching.
     
  3. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    The other games might be better designed (idk) but I like the story and art and everything better in SotN. I don't think there is any comparison.
     
  4. Aurelius Of Phoenix

    Aurelius Of Phoenix Psued.

    Mar 9, 2018
    Been alternating between Bloodstained: ritual of the Night, Castlevania GBA Collection, and God Eater Resurrection. All good games. Got good internet now so I can reliably download games higher than 7 GBs within the hour instead of 12 hours.
     
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  5. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005


    Canceled Conan game that looked more faithful so it was shit canned.
     
  6. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I know Conan through secondary sources such as the Marvel comics from the 70s, but a Conan game in which the player gets to play a younger Conan as he just starts out on his adventures and still has a lot to learn would have been really nice.
    I think there was a Conan game for the PS2 but it was focused on fighting while I think a Conan game could also include stealth/infiltration, Prince of Persia Sands of Time style climbing and using the environment, and of course also focus on the more horror esque elements so that some parts may play as survival horror as Conan really can't fight the otherworldly things he encounters.
     
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  7. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    Yeah I still wish Age of Conan did better and was not neutered.
     
  8. Aurelius Of Phoenix

    Aurelius Of Phoenix Psued.

    Mar 9, 2018
    Into the Breach just got an advanced edition update, so I guess I'll be playing that for a while.
     
  9. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    Glad I skipped it until now then.
     
  10. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I have a copy of Into the Breach, but I have never played it. Maybe because I find it a bit intimidating to start as I am so terrible at strategy and puzzle games.
     
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  11. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    Don't be like that just save a lot and don't care when stuff gets blown up. I have a friend that is autistic that really hates losing armies in Total War but they are easy to replace and it is nothing to worry about but he still freaks out anytime he loses one stack. Plus that game (into the breach)is simple as hell. It's not Battletech.

    I guess what I am saying is just be persistent and don't get upset. You can do it.
     
  12. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    I only noticed yesterday @eissa had upped info on ' Old World Blues' not the DLC for NV a mod for 'Hearts of Iron 4' I had HoI 3 and found that over complicated o I never got into it. Some games like Alpha Centurai and even some X Com need 100's of hours of restarts, replays to make any headway.
    So sometimes you can feel a bit overawed by certain games. Total War just cheats in my opinion.

    @TorontoReign I guess what I am saying is just be persistent and don't get upset. You can do it.

    You sir are a born mentor, full of encouragement and sound advice. ( slurp slurp kisses ass/arse ) ;p
     
  13. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    I just hate to see people limiting themselves due to mental blocks. I have been there.
     
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  14. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    Yeah and me. I post doggerel and rambles here just to unravel my fucked up bwain a bit lol
     
  15. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
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    This game is disturbing.
     
  16. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    I did intend to stop buying games for a while as I feel like a spoilt bastard as I have quite a few unplayed unstarted ut I've seen other peebles say the same.

    This game and project zomboids are on my future buy list hehe
     
  17. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005


    I would love to get into Stalker (I have one of them) but all the mods and the various games and some mods that combine the games overwhelms me and I feel like people are basically larping in Stalker anyway like the New Vegas modders that walk everywhere.
     
  18. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    I watched 1 minute of that, so it still got a hit.
    I had to look up larping cos I never had a jar of glue (clue) as to what that term meant. Urban dictionary gave me the gist.

    The only Stalker game I didn't play was ' Clear sky '. The original after years in dev was still buggy as fuck.
    I finished it quite easy though as I had the speed booster anomaly so sprinted to the core where it gets supernatural.

    Call of Pripyat I liked. Not sure if you have played ' Encased ' this revives the throwing of bolts into anomalies etc.
    it's ok but no great shakes.

    My entries in Urban Dictionary are Yawnography, Grieflove and Natsy :) Fame at last lol
     
  19. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    Call of Pripyat is the one I have the world just feels dead because I know how Bethesda style RPG's operate. I would need to mod it for sure to enjoy it. Encased I do not have yet doing Atom first.

    Like the guy in this video is talking about playing in a dark room and shit so yeah it is all about immersion with little else to do but trade and explore and the writing is shit.

    I want a Stalker game that takes place in Oklahoma with a bunch of rednecks and no Russian speaking people because honestly I can't deal with that right now they can fuck off.
     
  20. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    I take it the Russian guy is Putin (maybe not as I know Mr Stalin pulled his work)

    I've played alone in the dark ;p but it fucks up coordination feeling for the keys.

    When I play Fallout I buy some beef jerky or if really flush a sheesh kebab and pretend that's Iguana on a stick. Playin NV I would fill my face with sugar bombs but this made me too hyper so I knocked that in the head.

    A friend passed me the translated book Metro and I mentioned to him it was also a PC game so I bought it but that was on me old comp so when I bought Metro Last Light it ran like a bag of shite 30 frames per minute. I just barred some fancy lighting and it ran great, so was a card issue.
    Btw I have been booted twice ??