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What are you playing?

Discussion in 'Gaming Forum' started by Desides, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    I rarely pay a full $60 for a game anymore either. It needs to be something that I'm really confidant will give me an awesome experience.
     
  2. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    The problem with AAA is that they want all the money instead of some of the money. When you go for all the money, you try to make a game that tries to suck your customers dry. When you go for some of the money, you try to make the best game in the niche the game is at.
     
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    Honestly I'm hooked with Elteria Adventures rn. It's a new mmo rpg open world survival game that's really really fun. More people shoudl check it out imo.
     
  4. Unlucky 13

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    I've never played an MMO, honestly. If Sony didn't require a subscription to play online, I think that I might check out the Elder Scrolls Online or Final Fantasy 14.
     
  5. invid

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    I played Final Fantasy 14 for awhile, leveled most of the classes to 50 before they began expanding the game 2-3 years ago. It became very 2nd-job-like towards the end where I began to question if what I was doing was fun anymore. The combat devolves to a series of rotations you do over and over again, outside of specific boss battles or whatever. I witnessed more and more cases of hostility and impatience from other players.

    The fun was in the ascent, but I can honestly say that FF11, despite it's steep difficulty, was a more satisfying MMO entry from Square Enix. The systems were pretty original, and almost everything you did in that game had incredible gravity. It could be a slog, no doubt, but there was something unique about working together with 5 other people to explore areas, camp out, and gain levels. Class unlocks were giant quests into themselves, as was finding class artifact gear. I distinctly remember sneaking through a beast men fortress for a faction quest and my heart beating, wondering if I'd slip up and get mobbed, with every step. You are very vulnerable in that game.

    Honestly, if you want a fun online RPG, I can't recommend Monster Hunter enough. I'll be hopping back on that as soon as I'm done with Zodiac Age (I'm on all of the sidequests before the last dungeon).
     
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  6. Unlucky 13

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    In went ahead about bought The Outer Worlds on Target's B2G1 Free sale. I am typically total crap at anything first person perspective, but we'll see how it goes!
     
  7. invid

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    You should enjoy that from everything I understand about your style of game! Hopefully that will soften the FP perspective for you when Cyberpunk comes out :tongue2:
     
  8. Unlucky 13

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    We shall see. Every review of The Outer Worlds highly recommends that people play on hard, because standard is just too easy. So standard mode it is for me!
     
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  9. Unlucky 13

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    Managed to make it to the third enemy of the game before my inability to control things in first person got me killed. Fired like 20 times and couldn't hit him, lol. :bored:
     
  10. invid

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    Did you mess with your sensitivities in your options? First thing I do in an FPS.
     
  11. Unlucky 13

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    I have not. This is my first time seriously playing a game without a 3rd person option in about 15+ years. I'll look into it.
     
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  12. Unlucky 13

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    Trying to use melee weapons in first person was brutally difficult for me at the start of the game when I was forced to. But since then, I've mostly been able to get by using ranged weapons, and as long as I can stay far back and shoot, its not a big deal. In that respect, it reminds me to much of using the Power Armor in Fallout 4 that I keep finding myself hitting the button to take off and fly by force of habit.

    Overall, the game strongly reminds me of Fallout, which of course makes sense given the connections. I do wish that there were more parts of the game where it wasn't a total dumpster fire wasteland. It gets bleak and depressing. And given that most of the enemies are humans, and not zombies or mutants, it would be nice if more of them had a personality and could be talked to. But the overwhelming majority simply attack on sight. I read stories before playing that it was possible to do a playthrough without killing humans, but I find that to be absurd, now that I'm a good bit into the game.

    The graphics aren't great. More Pixar movie style than realism. And everything in the game has a bit of a fuzzy glow to it, worse outdoors than indoors, especially in the evening. The thing that's made me the saddest though is the lack of depth to the quests. There are the mainline ones you have to complete for the story, and then the major secondary ones for the companions and primary NPCs. But what I would call tier three quests (given by secondary NPCs) and tier 4 quests (found by searching through things or reading something) are pretty bare.
     
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  13. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    I am trying to play the new Spider-man game on my new PS4 Pro. 2nd day and still can't play.

    Modern gaming sucks!
     
  14. Unlucky 13

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    What's happening? Is the game crashing?
     
  15. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    Patch download and then install.

    Just having a back in my day when I bought a game I could play it right away moment
     
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  16. Unlucky 13

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    Ahh, gotcha. I am extremely grateful that I have broadband now, because so many new games are the same way. Within the last two years, it seems that almost any major release has a big patch before you ever play it.
     
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  17. AGuyNamedAlex

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    Still on my retro gaming kick. Last game I played was Alex Kidd in Miracle World on the Sega Master System. Actually surprisingly good.

    Working on another called "Cloud Master"
     
  18. Ohio Fanatic

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    Playing new Star Wars - Fallen Order. Really good graphics. Game play is basically Uncharted meets SW. story has potential. hopefully keeps developing
     
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  19. Unlucky 13

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    That's good to hear! And that's the exact analogy that I had read previously, which as a big fan of both, is highly appealing. It'll be the next new game that I get, likely for the Holidays. Or else I'm buying it for myself after New Years!
     
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  20. Stitches

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    Pokemon Sword
     
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  21. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    I got to add that to my list after Spider-Man, Horizon Dawn, and then God of War.
     
  22. Ohio Fanatic

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    I had Fallen Order preordered for awhile. really looked forward to this one.
     
  23. Unlucky 13

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    My next three will be Jedi, Biomutant, and the FF7 remake. Then at some point, perhaps Cyberpunk, depending on how it turns out. But not at launch.
     
  24. invid

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    I won't be buying Cyberpunk until an inevitable PS5 version is released.
     
  25. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    So I took advantage of Black Friday and I got God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Nier Automata for the PS4. After Spider-Man, which game should I play next?
     
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  26. Unlucky 13

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    HZD is the only one of those I've played. It is extremely excellent.
     
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    Beat Saber and Robo Recall.

    I got Sacralith in the Steam autumn sale, but haven't tried it yet.
     
  28. AGuyNamedAlex

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    Streets of Rage 2 on the Genesis Mini!
     
  29. invid

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    God of War is 25 hourish long. I would go with that one to break the open world routine. After that, you can't go wrong with either of HZD or N:A.

    Nier is more of an insular experience if I had to describe it. It's a moody, sort of melancholy action game. But it's super unique.

    HZD is the opposite. Really cool world-building, much bigger scale, action is much bigger (which isn't always a good thing). You can't go wrong, they're all good.

    I got God of War, Ace Combat 7 (the main game I'm playing right now), and Persona 5 for $53.
     
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  30. invid

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    If you like the action in Nier then I highly recommend Devil May Cry 5 as well.
     
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  31. Unlucky 13

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    I played one of the earlier Devil May Cry games. Either 2 or 3. Much too fast paced, gogogo for me, and that was about 15 years ago! :chuckle: My fingers and brain aren't wired for that. HZD and AC Oddessy pretty much stretch me to my limits.

    On another note, I decided to finally buy a PS+ membership when they were on sale, so I can game online for the first time since 2005. Back in those days, I was absolute rubbish online with Madden. My record was something like 2-50, so my expectations were pretty low. However, I'm actually doing great now! I'm 5-0, and have had three other losers quit on me when they fell behind. Part of it is that I'm able to use my custom playbook, which is huge, and the other part is that I think people are honestly surprised that I run the ball and don't throw deep all day. Realistic football is such a shock that they don't know how to defend it.
     
  32. Not So Fast

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    I've been playing a ton of Red Dead Redemption 2 since it released on PC. I'm still on Chapter 2. Just taking my time and enjoying it.
     
  33. invid

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    I'm hopping between Ace Combat 7 and Zodiac Age still.

    Played a party game with friends over the weekend on Nintendo Switch called Heave Ho. It was $10 and I highly recommend it. Nice couch co-op game. We played it with 4 people but the sweet spot is 3 IMO.
     
  34. AGuyNamedAlex

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    I think I might pop Madden 95 in on Sega Genesis lol
     
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  35. Unlucky 13

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    You have a working Sega Genesis?
     
  36. AGuyNamedAlex

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    Yep!

    Some months back I took it upon myself to start collecting old games and systems.

    I'm really disenchanted with the current generation and the microtransactions, nickel and diming, half finished games.

    One day I realized there are literally thousands of great games in the past so I started collecting them. The great thing is most are pretty cheap, unless they are super rare orsomething. .
     
  37. Unlucky 13

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    I bought a NES classic last year to play with my kids. They got tired of it really quick, and I eventually did too. Its just hard to go back to the primitive graphics and game play. And the controllers suck, lol.

    I'm grateful to have grown up along side the evolution of home gaming the last 40 years. It allows me to appreciate it all on a deeper level than kids today ever could. But I'm very, very happy with today's single player offline games.
     
  38. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    I agree. Most of those old games were 1 hour experiences made 20 hours due to just being ridiculously hard.

    If you want to stay away from micro transactions go to the indi games. A lot of them are like the old school games, just much better and more fun or rogue-like.
     
  39. AGuyNamedAlex

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    See, I personally prefer the difficulty level of old games. I'm actually insanely good at games, it's one of my few talents. I'm not using that as a bragging point it comes from being a loner where I read and play games a lot LOL

    I feel like today's games dont really provide any challenge or skill building (speaking generally, not about all games). It ends up being 40 hours of hand holding sometimes where the real game is multi-player which I've never been incredibly fond of.

    I will say Sports games dont age well. I just play Madden 95 to use Marino, Barry Sanders, Jerry Rice and the legends of old lol

    That said, it's all preference. I dont necessarily expect people to agree or disagree, it's just taste. I like the idea of being challenged at every moment, the thrill of fighting against getting the game over. Some people hate that though, and I get it. If you dont have time to build the skills up the games can be incredibly frustrating.

    I also love old school arcade games like Galaxians, Centipede, Donkey Kong ect so I'm just a fan of that era of gaming where arcade ports were rampant.

    Plus I do like some newish RPG because difficulty levels havent changed much in the genre and there are quality of life improvements.

    My PS4 has probably been plugged in for a couple hours in the last 6 months, which I never thought would happen.

    I do recognize there are some really great games being made these days, I'm just talking generally about the whole industry. When I play a new game though it's usually a RPG or Indie title.

    PS: The NES controller does suck. Honestly it's my least favorite of any of the old systems overall. It's a shame the Sega Master System never took off here because IMO it's a much better console and the controller doesnt cut your hands open lol
     
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  40. Unlucky 13

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    Despite my long love of gaming, I've never been very good at anything that requires quick action. Back in the 90s and early 2000s when I would play sports and fighting games against friends, I was always getting my butt kicked.

    My style has always been to play games that are typically more slow paced, and not demanding in that way. The stories, the exploration, the character building and world building and the strategy are what's important to me. I'm not ashamed to say that even in games that I've played through a few times on standard difficulty, I sometimes have to switch to easy mode to get through a tough section. It is what it is.
     
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