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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

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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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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  3. soperalex

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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

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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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

    invid Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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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

    invid Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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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

    invid Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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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

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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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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    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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    Pokemon Sword
     
  21. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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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.
     

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