Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Eny » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:21 pm

Anyone ever notice this whilst playing Prey:


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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Jez » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:58 pm

Nope not seen that before now. Interesting though.

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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Solitaire » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:42 pm

Noticed just yesterday on steam that TRON 2.0 was patched last year, so it runs in W10. Couldn't resist - started it up. Such a great game. It's so cute how it tells me I need a Pentium 4 for advanced graphics :D Even the parts that in some other game would annoy the crap out of me, like the platforming sections, I really just don't mind at all.
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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Raid » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:19 pm

Solitaire wrote: TRON 2.0 was patched last year, so it runs in W10.

Huh. That's 15 years old now, bit of an odd choice for a W10 update. I think it's one I'd have to leave as a pleasant memory, largely because I'm not convinced it'll stand up to modern titles, and partially because I both no longer have the DVD or in fact a DVD drive to actually put it in.

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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Lee » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:15 am

I'm playing Subterrain at the moment (got it from a humble bundle I think) and the game has so far really grabbed me into it. Survive against an infection on a Mars research base and have to check on a lot of stats to makes sure you're not dying from thirst,hunger, thermal temps, oxygen etc. All the while researching stuff you find and improving yourself against weird ass aliens/mutants.

Having to set up productions to keep a influx of raw materials so you can craft more stuff. Manage power levels to not cause a meltdown and I think there is swarms of mutants/aliens that you have to defend against destroying your equipment at some point. not encountered that at all just some of them in the various areas but you have a nice selection of weapons to fight them at range or in melee range.

Only 5 hours in so far but really digging the journals you can find, top down view with line of sight.

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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Solitaire » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:17 pm

Hey there Raid :) Honestly, I'm enjoying the game play in TRON 2.0 just as much as the first few times. Yeah, the cut scenes don't look so great anymore, but the RPG-style elements and really the whole premise still pulls me right back in. The nods to geeky tech language are nostalgic and well placed, woven into the game convincingly. All the things that made it great back then are still right up front, in my opinion. I think it plays better than many modern titles, honestly. I'm so sick of being a bullet sponge/unstoppable in so many games (looking at you, CoD series). Also, the disk is one of the best weapons in a game, period. I've got in on steam. I'd added my CD key there ages ago.
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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Subway Diet » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:21 pm

Certainly have fonder memories of it that the other Tron sequel.
I wonder if there's a patch for retail versions?

Oh, and what have I been playing of late?

Gotten into the arcade side of Far Cry 5. Turns out it's actually pretty fun playing broken, half-assed maps made by the community. A good palate cleanser after doing one of the open world areas in the main games.

And, more embarrassingly, been checking out this visual novel called A Pirate's Fate.

So, furry pirate adventure story, so far, so good.
Hunting for magic coins. Nothing out of the ordinary.
Said coins have so far caused the main character to gain weight, twice, from the power of kindness. Caused another character to take on the characteristics of a fertility goddess, and another to become exaggeratedly muscular. Huh.

When I last left, the characters had arrived at a pie shop that was suspected of selling enchanted deserts, the owner of which I immediately recognised as the fursona of a BBW art enthusiast. Oh, are we really going there?

Furry Fetish Fuel. Knowingly and unashamedly. Never thought I'd see the day I'd be buying it on Steam. I honestly thought it was just going to be a high-seas choose-your-own-adventure jaunt.

Oh, and it's been pretty fun so far and the art is good if, you know, you're into fat furs and all that. :-k

Edit: It feels like I should delete this post, but also feels like I'm overdue for talking a little too openly about my daft interests. So, whatever. It shall hang here awkwardly for as long as it takes.
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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Sly Boots » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:37 pm

Very late to the party with this one, but over the past few days I've been enjoying myself immensely with The Banner Saga

Has been sitting in my Steam library for a long time, staring at me accusingly. I've always meant to play it, but aside from playing the first hour, a couple of years had flown by without me doing so.

Decided the start again - part of the reason I've been deflecting is that I didn't initially get on with the combat system (I'm not sure why) and had entirely forgotten what I'd been taught in any case.

And I'm glad I did. The story is very well told and suitably bleak, and while I'm sure there's a fair degree of choice being an illusion for the most part (a la Telltale), it does at least feel like I'm making them. And making them poorly, it must be said :lol:

The combat remains challenging without being too punishing (I'll generally end a fight with a couple of injured party members, but no party wipes as yet), though I'm not sure whether it's just tactically lacking or I haven't worked out the right strategies yet. It feels like there needs to be some kind of system to get enemies to stick to you a bit more (perhaps like the D&D attack of opportunity), as it's a bit annoying when fighters waltz through a one-square gap in your wall of melee fighters to gank the archer crouching behind.

But in any case, very good game, enjoying very much and shall be picking up the sequel/s at some point I'm sure.
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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby eVoL » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:45 am

On a whim I bought Breath Of The Wild.
Have I mentioned how much I hate the joycons before? :mrgreen: That's really been compounded now! Maaaan theyre dogshit! Game seems ok so far, I like the climbing at least.


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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Lee » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:31 am

I bought Deep Rock Galactic last night and it's been pretty fun with just two of us. Dwarfs mining for loots with guns and beasties. Has four classes that have different guns and loadouts. Driller, Engineer, Assault and Scout. Sadly no character traits like say the scout would run and jump a bit higher etc. for £17 though I got my money worth in laughs last night with it :P

https://store.steampowered.com/app/5484 ... _Galactic/

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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Subway Diet » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:03 am

Not really playing it myself, but watching a video of someone going through Star Control 3.
What a baffling game. I can't even put my finger on what the game is trying to be. An conversation based adventure game with wonky arcade ship-combat and basic, yet somehow convoluted fleet and colony management?

The game part doesn't seem fun at all, but the conversation stuff with all the puppet and stop-motion aliens is really interesting. Hence why I'm watching someone else who knows what they're doing go through the game. Seems a shame all that creativity and work was wasted on a half-baked idea.
Must say I'm curious to see how the spiritual sequel the original creators are working on turns out.
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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Lee » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:17 am

It's I think Stardock doing the sequel to it?, as I did watch Brad Wardell playing this on twitch stream at some point I think.
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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Subway Diet » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:18 pm

I seems to remember there being some bizarre accusations and legal threats on the part of Stardock...

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/201 ... rademarks/
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You can imagine I didn't think much of Brad to begin with, but tactically having articles posted to try and downplay the original creators is pretty slimy.
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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Medicine Man » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:00 pm

By all accounts the guy's a cockbag

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Re: Games I'm Playing 2: Playing Harder

Postby Prey » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:40 am

Dead Rising 4

After the abysmal experience I had with DR3 I never considered picking up the reported rushed to release follow up but when I read a few positive reviews especially when it came down to performance and bugs both of which ruined the previous game for me and saw it for just £4 on a key site I knew I had to give it a go as for four quid what have you got to lose, other than four quid.

And I'm so glad I did. This game is just pure fun and not only that it runs rather surprisingly like a dream even when there are quite literally hundreds of zombies on screen and I'm running them all down in a wheelchair as Frank West then hopping quickly out and taking a selfie with all the piled up bloody bodies. If you are at all a fan of the original two games and didn't click with DR3 then this is the game for you. Shut off your brain, grab yourself a knights armour from a store complete with fiery sword and shield and then continue to wreck your way through hordes of zombies pulling off special take down moves and collecting coins in a sprawling American mall as christmas music plays loudly. Picking up a bunch of fireworks then sticking them into a zombie skull then standing back as they whiz bang into the air in a plume of pretty colours never gets old.

Here's one of the more positive recent Steam reviews...

So I avoided picking up this game on release because of all the negative reviews it got. I believe all the criticism is wholly unwarranted. It turned me off from giving the game a chance and thought I wouldn't be missing anything. This Dead Rising is far better than the third by far. Sure it doesn't have that escort mission difficulty the first and second game had, but if you're really upset that saving people has been simplified you're getting upset for the wrong reasons. The game this time around is meant to be fun, cheesy and somewhat easy. It's all about killing zombies in style and just enjoying the sand box at your disposal. Not that previous games didn't have that as well, but here it's more accessible. Which I appreciate. I work long hours and at the end of the day I don't want to play something like this to be frustrated with time lines and rescue missions. I just want to do some silly stuff and have a good time. It runs solid on my set up, has good ultra wide support and looks the best in the series. Good game and worth picking up at a discounted price.


To say it has made up for all the frustrations I had after buying DR3 would be quite the understatement.
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