The Gaming Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Kratos, Jan 12, 2009.

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  1. OurJud

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    Just had a go on my nephew’s Oculus VR thing - it was quite the experience! I was actually more blown away by the tutorial than the games themselves. It had me picking up blocks, throwing paper airplanes, flying a radio controlled blimp. It tricks your brain to such a degree you can’t deny your reflexes, like ducking as I flew the blimp towards my head. Quite incredible. One menu screen had me in a room with old PC monitors littering a desk, cables and floppy discs everywhere. There was a door and I swear it was right there!
     
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    I remember when I first tried it earlier this year. It's kinda mind-blowing at first.
     
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    Thinking of getting Disco Elysium. Anyone played it?
     
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    I did. I enjoyed it quite a lot until my PC broke down. I played maybe... 5 hours? It's a fun RPG with a novel character building system, and which emphasises dialogue and problem solving over combat (there is not combat in the game, as such). Get it if you like cynical and really dark humor, refreshing worldbuilding, and disco.
     
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    I just bought Disco Elysium on the steam winter sale. It's good so far, and encouraging that it might get better. It is VERY literary, almost like reading a book. Its setting has a very esoteric vibe to it, forcing you to accept it on its terms, but it seems to be paying off. It's literally a game about character discovery. You -seem- to be someone, but you have to figure out who. Not only in their personal details, but in their very being.

    It has great atmosphere, too, with lots of great dialogue options. I had to stop myself pressing some of the options, just because they were so witty, and me wanting to find out what the outcome would be, but it wasnt in the character I had created.

    I've also only played the first five hours, but if it continues on this upward trend, it'll be my most favourite point and click RPG since Grim Fandango.
     
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    The same boat with you on this front, it`s amazing. The whole Witcher franchise is just booming atm.

    Planning on trying out Temtem tonight looks good..a knockoff of course..but good.
     
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    I built a Gwent deck that gets me a 75% winning rate (in unranked matches) now it's not as exciting anymore. After Prestige 1 especially. Looks like the trick there is to craft the best control cards from the scraps, then you are on the home run. With the right cards in your deck you can become mostly unbeatable.
     
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    CK2. Damn.

    That's all.
     
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    Bought there Gwent based solo RPG during this last Lunar New Year sale on Steam. Thronebreaker, really quite enjoyable. I already knew what to expect from the Gwent bits but dam the bits original to the game are pretty interesting in their own right. Shame they didn`t promote it more, I know it`s a spin-off of a spin-off of a game spun off from a nordic tv series based on a nordic book series but it`s still a worthy entry in the franchise. Even if that does sound like a dam game of telephone.

    Also Temtem....bought it, booted it up, press any key, and nothing happened. It came back a little bit after though, I like it. I mean it`s...pokemon...doesn`t really even try to hide it or like at least Digimon was a different take on the concept this is just....pokemon. Though I mean if Nintendo is never gonna tap into the wanting masses and release Pokemon on PC somebody had to.

    I`m really just playing it as a pokemon game the MMO aspect doesn`t really...I see the other players there but there`s no interaction. Even when I`ve tried to engage them in battle or something no responses yet.
     
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    I’m beginning to think I’m not as my fellow creatives on here... I seem to be the only one who doesn’t play RPGs. Unless DayZ counts, that is.
     
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    As it`s near V day I tried out a game I came across a while ago but forgot about. It`s a visual novel/dating sim style thing based on Endless Space 2. Basically that game has a race of people that are all clones and you wake up as a faulty clone and choose your own adventure as the story unfolds. It can all go very different ways which is nice in a choose your own adventure thing. Some of them it all seems to just be splitting hairs not here. It`s short and fun.
     
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    Makes me think I should try out Dream Daddy again.
     
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    After the latest patch in Gwent I can't use the leader's ability anymore. (I'm playing it on my iPhone, not sure if this is an iOS specific issue or not) In any case, it looks like I will be saying goodbye to Gwent.
     
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    I haven`t played Gwent in a bit but I`ve had the same issue on my laptop so it`s not IOS specific. Hopefully, it`s been patched.

    Been getting into DOTA:Underlords. Kinda dodge the MOBA bug, but the auto battler craze DOTA started has always seemed interesting. Lots of complaints about balancing issues and the game being broken, idk I don`t know enough to say. I`m enjoying it, though I`m shit. Never getting above fifth place. Lots to learn and wrap your head around.
     
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    I just got Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. Have played about 4 hours and realized I made a grave error--this game is going to suck up a lot of my time.
     
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    I worked it out! They changed the leader's ability from "tap" to "drag". Working now. Played 5 matches to... ahem, test it, won 4 and ended 1 in a draw. I think my Nilfgaard deck has become too powerful.
     
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    That`s a...odd change...though I guess a minor one...if you're informed about it. I`m sure there are places to check patch notes there has to be but at least when I go into say Underlords and they`ve updated my attention will be drawn right to where the notes our. Minor gripe though, one should`ve seeketh for himself if it matters I suppose. Maybe they do have patch notes in the interface, it`s been a bit and i`m too lazy to check again. However, that`s good to know and yeah Nilfgaard is my favorite faction, lots you can do there if not a little to much.

    Still enjoying Underlords, still sucking at it. I won one whole round in my last knockout game (standard games can last a while even as shitty as I am). Teamfight Tactics should be coming to mobile this month will probably try it when that occurs.
     
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    I bought Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition. Downloading now. Can't wait to play it 17 years from now!
     
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    Incredible video that I thought would best be shared here. Just know that there are spoilers for both Dark Souls and Bloodborne if you decide to give it a watch.

     
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    Ah, Bloodborne... My favorite game I never played. I didn't own the requisite console until relatively recently, and at this point I've watched so much gameplay that I'm not sure it would be worth picking up. Soulsborne games are best experienced as an utter virgin, I find. I'll probably get it if it can be had for thruppence, or if a sequel is announced.

    Also, Horizon Zero Dawn is quite a good time, although I fear RDR2 has made me expect too much from open-world titles. The sidequests, NPCs, dialogue etc. in HZD seem just a little bland and wooden by comparison. Still a lot of fun to fight and explore.

    I'd really like to get in on Doom Eternal, but I refuse to play games like that with a gamepad.
     
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    I'm obsessed with Division 2, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and Ghost Recon: Breakpoint. They're the only games I'm playing lately. ​
     
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    Anyone playing the new Animal Crossing?
     
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    I just want a decent pool simulation on the PS4 (of the table and balls variety, not water and chlorine). Is that too much to ask?
     
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    See Teamfight Tatics is out on mobile may try my hand at that if I can get myself to focus long enough.

    Wishing Baldur Gates three was out already.
     

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