Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby DjchunKfunK » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:55 am

You can indeed register your CD key for Diablo 2 on the Blizzard store.
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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Mournblade » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:46 am

Mournblade wrote:Diablo II

This game's been on my mind lately. Until tonight, I'd not played it for years (I've lost count how many). I decided to go to Blizzard's store and see if you could still purchase it. Turns out you can, so I did.


This may have been a mistake.

It's a good game, for sure, but who was I kidding thinking I had the time or impetus to play an epic RPG these days?


However, the boys and I had a blast playing co-op Golden Axe (and Golden Axe II) over the weekend. I think this will be our go-to action game for the foreseeable future.

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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Subway Diet » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:36 am

Against my better judgement I bought a SNES Classic.

Just been plugging my way through Castlevania IV.
Not sure what put me in the mood but, after watching Bram Stoker's Dracula again along with the Castlevania Netflix series, I apparently needed some more campy vampire slaying action.
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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Mournblade » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:17 am

I approve of this course of action. Also has some pretty awesome cover art!

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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Animalmother » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:09 pm

Agents of Mayhem

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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Medicine Man » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:03 pm

Is that the subtitle or the verdict? :P

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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Animalmother » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:43 am

Both! I can't believe this is from the same people who made the Saints Row games, it's so fucking dull. The voice acting and graphics are great but everything else is just lackluster. The playable characters seem to indicate that this was originally going to be a Overwatch clone or something similar. The combat is just plain shit, no weapon variety (one per character that never changes), poorly explained missions and fucking cut scenes every 2 fucking minutes!

I'll keep at it for a while in case it suddenly has some hidden depth but I'm not hopeful.

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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Rusty » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:57 am

I think I bought it based on Prey's recommendation. I agree that it could have been a belter but just felt off some how.

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Postby Sly Boots » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:59 am

Rusty wrote:I think I bought it based on Prey's recommendation. I agree that it could have been a belter but just felt off some how.


i think we may have cracked this case :-k

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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby DjchunKfunK » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:14 am

It is indeed dull. I enjoyed it for a bit, but it doesn't have the humour of the Saints Row games and the missions are all the same. It starts to grate pretty quickly.
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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Sly Boots » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:55 pm

Rime

Both myself and my 7yo were in tears at the end of this. Fucking hell :(

Really good, though. I hope others took advantage of the Gog sale before it ends to pick this up for free (it had been on my Steam wishlist for a year without dropping from its, imho very high, £30 price point. My reason for saying that is it's quite short, 5-8 hours depending on how determined you are to poke into every corner).

Enchanting gameplay, intriguing story that is slowly revealed and gets progressively darker, nice environmental things that are mostly quite simple but often take a few moments to work your way through. Both my daughters loved watching it if you've got younger kids and look out for games you can play with them.

Recommended.
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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Subway Diet » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:30 am

The Elder Scrolls: Legends

Hearthstone but TES! Not exactly the most mind blowing thing, but I like the setting and needed something low impact.
Don't give a toot about the competitive stuff, but the single player stuff has been a fun challenge. Sank some money in for some extra stories.

Far Cry 5: Hour of Darkness

Rather slight, but not as bad as was expected. I enjoy the core of how the plays enough to have some fun with a mini Ubisoft checklist simulator. Plus the jungle stealth stuff is pretty neat.
Sure, I'll be up for the upcoming zombie and martian themed add-ons.
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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Subway Diet » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:43 pm

Still enthused about Legends, but finding that I can't be gassed playing any of the other Elder Scrolls games, I turned to the next best thing: Fallout 4

I bought the game not long after it came out, but never got around to playing it. Mostly due to bad word of mouth and such. Finally started it up and, you know what, I'm having a good time with it so far! I'm still just shocked that the shooting actually feels good this time around, with VATS not feeling like it's as much a necessity this time around.

Settlement building is a pain in the ass, though. Cemented the idea that I'm not going to be getting 76
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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Wrathbone » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:59 am

Picked up Legends of Eisenwald for £3 in the Steam sale:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/2467 ... Eisenwald/

I'm still in the tutorial but it seems fun. It has a feel of Battle Brothers, which is one of my favourite games of the last few years. I'll put some more time into it this weekend to see if it holds interest.
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