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What are you playing? 2019 Early Access
Posted: Posted February 24th by Vandy

As for me, not much of anything due to the busiest semester of school I've ever had. But hey, 9 more months and I'm done. :0

I try to play a level or two of Cuphead if I have a little time and have the itch to play something. Just something that can be played for 30 minutes or so with something felt accomplished within that time.

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When I have more time to commit, oot 3ds master quest. When I have less, terraria. I have some other games started as well but haven't gotten around to getting back to them

Posted February 24th by Xhin
Xhin
Nature is beautiful

Persona 3 and a whole hell of a lot of Pokemon Showdown.

Posted February 24th by I killed Mufasa
I killed Mufasa
long live the king

Picked up 20XX on Steam. Haven't been able to play it much, since the keyboard controls are kind of shit, but it looks good, so far. Going to play it some more when the 360 controller I ordered gets here. Been replaying Pokemon Red again, too.

EDIT: Oh, yeah. Forgot to put this in, earlier, but if you couldn't tell from the name, it's a Mega Man X clone. A really good one, too, going by the reviews.

Edited February 25th by Axem Great Water

I thought 20XX would be the melee mod. lol I was hoping it was on PC without need of a dolphin emulator.

Posted February 25th by I killed Mufasa
I killed Mufasa
long live the king

'Fraid not, friendo. If you're a Mega Man fan, though, it could be a good consolation prize.

Posted February 26th by Axem Great Water

Been playing some Smash Bros Ultimate and Sega Genesis Classics on the Switch. In particular I've started Light Crusader and Phantasy Star 2. I ordered Valkyria Chronicles 4 for the Switch a couple days ago as it was 50 percent off on Amazon and it I liked the Demo, it should be delivered to my House today. I also occasionally get suckered into playing Fortnite with my Son. When I get time to sit down to play a console game I usually end up playing Halo 5 or Halo MCC.

Edited February 26th by Q
Q
 

Q, do you enjoy Halo Reach? It's still got relatively active team slayer.

Posted February 27th by I killed Mufasa
I killed Mufasa
long live the king

I have a love/hate relationship with reach. The Menu UI and character customization in Reach is the best in the series. The armor abilities are also pretty good and I loved the FireFight mode . However the recoil from shooting weapons is just silly and it has the worst hit detection. I used to hate playing swat as I would watch my bullets hit people in the face but fail to registers as a head shot, it would piss me off to the point of breaking controllers. I still got to the 3rd highest rank in multiplayer though.

If Halo 5 had the UI and customization of Reach, it would be a near perfect game IMO.

Posted February 27th by Q
Q
 

See I find Halo 5 lacking when you are on the receiving end of bullets. You get capped before you really know what's going on. Its too quiet and there's not enough impact. I find the running kind of silly. And yeah Reach's menu is beautiful. It's not a perfect game though. I think you can take too many hits before it feels like you should die sometimes when compared to Halo 3.

Halo 3 has easily the best multiplayer levels too. If Halo 3 had Sprint and maybe jetpack it would be the best game in my books. I just love the way the weapons and melee feel in that game.

Edited February 27th by I killed Mufasa
I killed Mufasa
long live the king

Running, clambering and the ability to dodge add alot more mobility to the gameplay. It also fits in with Spartans being faster, stronger and more agile than any other human soldier and an equal to a Elite.

Halo 5 actually has quite a bit of Halo 3 maps in it, espicially the popular ones and over the past weekend had a Halo 3 mode where all levels and gameplay settings were from Halo 3.

Posted February 27th by Q
Q
 

I realize that but they look so stagnant and lifeless in Halo 5. I can appreciate that they are there though. I just wish they'd add more polish, like the plants and stuff that used to be there. I'd like to see Sword Base added to 5. I've never really enjoyed the dodging mechanic in halo 5, it's just one extra thing to think about and I suck at timing it or making much utility out of it. Mostly I end up using it out of desperation. It's kind of like Fox's utility move in SSBM where he can end up going in any direction after he starts using it and you have no idea which direction he's going to go. I don't see it as being skillful, it's just a way to wave dash in Halo 5 and be super annoying. Not sure what clambering is. I prefer the sprinting feel and button in Reach to the seemingly casual running in 5.

It's fine though you're entitled to like what you want, and Halo 5 is certainly playable and a competent shooter. It's certainly better than anything released since it came out. One other thing I really really hate about it is the announcer seems so off like he's on drugs or something and the starting beeps before a game don't sound like they used to. Small complaints sure, but it ruins the halo immersion for me.

I was playing the Halo 3 mode last night. I wish that wasn't a casual occasional event and that it stayed.

Edit: If Clambering is climbing up on to things then I actually do like that feature.

Edited February 27th by I killed Mufasa
I killed Mufasa
long live the king

Well good thing there's the Halo MCC. Go to the multiplayer and set it to only match you up in Halo 3 maps and you'll be golden.

"Not sure what clambering is."

That's when you jump at a ledge and if you aren't high enough you'll grab it and climb up.

" I don't see it as being skillful, it's just a way to wave dash in Halo 5 and be super annoying."

It's mainly meant for trying to dodge enemy fire so if you are in a duel with someone you can dodge to the side to through thier aim off and give you an edge. If you remember to dodge as soon as someone fires at you then you can focus on returning fire.

"One other thing I really really hate about it is the announcer seems so off like he's on drugs or something and the starting beeps before a game don't sound like they used to. Small complaints sure, but it ruins the halo immersion for me."

Starting with Halo 4, 343i changed announcers I think. Or atleast the way they recorded the audio and it does sound noticably different than Halo 1-3 and Reach. 343i also added the countdown timer before a match started with Halo 4 instead of the match just starting like it did in previous Halo games.

Posted February 27th by Q
Q
 

Well good thing there's the Halo MCC. Go to the multiplayer and set it to only match you up in Halo 3 maps and you'll be golden.

If you can even find a game that is.

Starting with Halo 4, 343i changed announcers I think.

I am pretty sure it's actually the same guy doing the announcing. It's not the way they recorded it, it's the weird way he says everything. I swear he's on drugs or just trying too hard. They should have just used the Halo 3 audio files. Bleh. There's no excuse for the beeps sounding so weird.

It's mainly meant for trying to dodge enemy fire so if you are in a duel with someone you can dodge to the side to through thier aim off and give you an edge. If you remember to dodge as soon as someone fires at you then you can focus on returning fire.

I would rather a jetpack or power armour to avoid things. That's just me though.

Edited February 27th by I killed Mufasa
I killed Mufasa
long live the king

"If you can even find a game that is. "

When was the last time you played MCC? 343i has really overhauled the matchmaking system and it doesnt take as long to find games anymore. Most of the time I have it set to only Halo 2 mode and I find games pretty quickly and when you set it to include all modes, Halo 3 gets played fairly regularly.

Posted February 27th by Q
Q
 

Last night. I ended up having to try for a general game because Halo 3 team arena had no one on there. I'd probably have better luck if I booted up actual Halo 3. That game is dated though. And everyone hacks anyway. They hack a lot in Reach too but it's not quite as bad.

Edited February 27th by I killed Mufasa
I killed Mufasa
long live the king

Try the Social Matchmaking instead of the ranked, you'll have better luck.

Posted February 27th by Q
Q
 

I've been playing Apex Legends on PS4 since launch. It's not the be-all and end-all of shooters, but it's by far the most fun I've had with a BR game. The gunplay is smooth and punchy, map is well-designed, and the ping system is a godsend. There are still some QoL improvements to be made (some weapon balancing, keeping the same squad for your next game, marking enemies/allies more clearly), but for a brand new F2P BR game, it's pretty fucking impressive. Actually kind of glad it came along too, because I've been burnt out on Overwatch for so damn long now that I really needed something else to pull me away.

Posted February 28th by Orion Nebula

I tried one match of apex. A younger me would love this. Beautiful game. Thr sliding is pretty dope.

I started re2 remake claire b story. Ot is suppose to be harder but I switched thr difficulty to assisted. (Im just trying to enjoy the game tbh) it plays slightly like a different game as they start you off in a different area and all the enemies and items are switched.

I also tried the devil may cry 5 demo. Gorgeous looking game but the movement is clunky so are the controls.

Posted March 2nd by S.o.h.
S.o.h.
 

Just finished No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again on Switch, and getting back on Pokemon Let's Go Eevee. Will try to multitask that with Doom.

After Eevee is done ( hopefully by end of March) I'm gonna go and try to beat Dark Souls and maybe start on Octopath Traveler.

Posted March 3rd by ShadowFox08

I beat claires second run in re2. Overall a great game. Definitely in my top 5 of this generation.

I played around a bit as the 4th survivor. I got murdered when I reached the parking garage.

Posted March 5th by S.o.h.
S.o.h.
 

After Eevee is done ( hopefully by end of March) I'm gonna go and try to beat Dark Souls


I would be really interested in hearing how your Dark Souls experience goes, as someone that is a Nintendo-only player of games. FYI I've tried to play it about 4 times now and I never make it more than about 4 hours in. It just does not grab me. Which is weird because it seems perfect for me - single player, primary swords combat, no hand-holding, figure things out on your own, get your ass kicked repeatedly.

Edited March 7th by Vandy

[I just began Dark Souls]

Here's where I made my post about starting Dark Souls. Featuring ?huh? for extra nostalgia.

Edited March 7th by Vandy

I need a little break from RuneScape and I recently realized that the Doom II modding community is still going after all these years, so I installed D2 yesterday. Maybe I can even get my roommate in on some multiplayer action.

Posted March 7th by nullfather

I beat the 4th survivor yesterday. Fun game mode. I played as tofu and got to the Second floor of the Police Station.

I am happy capcom hit this remake out of the park. I am open to a RE3 remake myself. I got a notification of trade ins being higher if you put them towards another capcom title. I traded in RE2 for Devil May Cry 5 and I preordered Sekiro.

My goal is to complete DMC5, trade it in towards Sekiro, beat that and then trade it in for a PSN Card. Realistically there are no more games that interest me for this year. I plan to use a PSN card to pick up FF9 for the PS4. Mostly to see what all the fuss is about.

Posted March 7th by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

@Vandy You could always try elsewhere in the series. The original Dark Souls never quite hooked me for whatever reason, but I loved DSII and DSIII, and especially Bloodborne (to the point where I went out of my way to platinum it - the only game I've ever wanted to do that for).

Posted March 7th by Orion Nebula

That is entirely possible, but it's hard to justify purchasing another game after not liking its predecessor.

I have the same concerns with Witcher 3 after not liking Witcher 2 at all.

Posted March 8th by Vandy

I would echo Orion on Dark Souls III. I've made a few attempts at the original Dark Souls over the years, but it never really managed to hold my interest long enough to finish it. I bought DSIII at release and played all the way through it, then did some co-op playthroughs and different solo builds over the years. I think it's easily the best entry in the DS series.

Bloodborne is great too, but I have to admit I haven't finished it yet. Got pretty far into a co-op playthrough and then lost my co-op partner.

Posted March 8th by Count Dooku

I agree with every one else when it comes to dark souls. Like yea it's good but I can be dated at times. I much prefer DS2. The vanilla version of which is the easiest soul game by far.

Posted March 8th by S.o.h.
S.o.h.
 

@Nullfather



Edited March 8th by I killed Mufasa
I killed Mufasa
long live the king

[I just began Dark Souls]

The advice I gave in that thread totally holds up. Grinding is not necessary. Upgrading your weapons is.

Dark Souls is, without question, my favorite game. I can't look at things like the Crystal Caves or the Demon Ruins and claim that it's perfect, but I'll take it over it's far more polished sequels at least most of the time. Dark Souls 2 really leans into its difficulty, and not always in a way that I like, but it has enough good ideas to be consistently interesting. Scholar of the First Sin is the definitive version though. Dark Souls 3 is closer in spirit to the original, and it's reliance on callbacks occasionally feel like pandering. Story-wise I was disappointed, but it sure does play well. I'd probably rank the Soulsbourne series like this: DS1 > Bloodborne > DS2 > DS3 > Demon's Souls. Two of these games break my top five, and they'd all break my top 50, if I bothered to figure it out. From Software has managed to tap into something that really speaks to my interests, and I eagerly anticipate Sekiro later this month. Let's hope my computer can run it.

There's a magic of Dark Souls 1 that transcends its imperfections. This may not be true for everyone but I still can't stop myself from urging skeptics to give it second, third, or fourth chances. One thing that often goes unremarked upon is the brevity of DS1. It's a 20 hour game at most for an experienced player. I beat it at SL1 in about 35 hours despite not being very good or even attempting to go for time, and this is a feat that you'd be hard pressed to repeat in the sequels.

That is, I think there's something to DS1 that separates it from its siblings. There's a reason why the phenomenon didn't begin with Demon's Souls, and why everyone remembers Solaire and Siegmeyer over anyone from the sequels. I've been tempted to try and write about why that is, but the internet is filled to the brim with pretentious essays about Dark Souls. I don't know that I can do better than three dozen other people already have, but I may make the attempt at some point anyway. Until then, I can only continue to assert that Dark Souls is, as far as I am able to tell, the most essential video game.

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Edited March 8th by Famov

I can be wrong but I thought the cult like success of demon souls pushed games like dark souls into the spot light.

I personally loved demon souls the most.

Posted March 8th by S.o h.
S.o h.
 

Demon's Souls was a successful cult game, but Dark Souls reached a level of success that its predecessor never dreamed of. It created a robust online community that Demon's Souls never had, and it did so basically overnight.

Anyway, I managed to dig up my original "review" I wrote for this forum, from April of 2012. A lot of the punctuation is messed up for whatever reason but it still reads okay and is less pretentious than I might have otherwise made it:


I could continue to gush about the game's atmosphere and story, weapon and magic variety, wicked boss designs, and so on, but that would make this entirely too long. Dark Souls is a game for those of us who have been playing games for a significant portion of our lives. It will likely be impenetrable to anyone else. The truth is that I do not need every game to validate my history as a gamer, because Dark Souls and games like it do so more than enough on their own. I would even argue that Dark Souls manages to satisfy this niche better than anything that has attempted it in recent memory. If nothing else, Dark Souls provides an experience that is impossible to find in any other game, and the satisfaction found after defeating a particularly difficult boss and adding your "I did it!" message along with dozens of others that litter the floor of the boss room is unparalleled.

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I do take minor issue with part of this summary however. Dark Souls really isn't all that niche, let alone "impenetrable" for most people. The secret to its success is an undeniable accessibility, even in spite of a respectable difficulty curve. It may not pull from the King Games crowd, but Soulsbourne has become, in a word, mainstream, and we're all better off for it.

Edited March 9th by Famov

That is entirely possible, but it's hard to justify purchasing another game after not liking its predecessor.

I have the same concerns with Witcher 3 after not liking Witcher 2 at all.


Completely understandable, however both Dark Souls and The Witcher saw marked improvements across the board from their predecessors, including being a bit more on the "accessible" side.

Again, this is coming from someone who was in the same boat as you - hated the feel and look of Dark Souls, found The Witcher 2 to be a giant slog and couldn't finish it - but ended up falling in love with both series through other entries.

Posted March 9th by Orion Nebula

I'm on mission 7 of devil may cry 5. Beautiful game but the number of loading screens is too dam high. The game play is not as fluid as I would like but I am enjoying it. I am lost as far as the story goes. Even with the recap.

It is not much of an issue as I only played DMC3 and noyhing else.

Posted March 10th by S.o.h.
S.o.h.
 

haven't touched one since 3 but DMC without fluid combat is a travesty so that sounds most regrettable

Posted March 10th by Pirate_Ninja

yeah whats crazy to me is that DMC 3 had some really fluid gameplay. Stringing up combos was a breeze. With this game not so much. I really dont like how we cant really interchange between the robotic arms you get. They must be destroyed before you can change to the next one.

I am on mission 9 now and there are 20 total.

Posted March 11th by s.o.h.
s.o.h.
 

It's fluid so long as you're chaining combos together, as it's always been with that series. For myself, it feels like a great mix between 4 and the Ninja Theory game so far. Putting points into dashing and grabbing early on makes a world of difference, too.

I am lost as far as the story goes. Even with the recap.

It is not much of an issue as I only played DMC3 and noyhing else


Well yeah, Devil May Cry has always had a somewhat nonsensical, barely connected story; but makes up for it in being campy, relatively self-aware and usually badass. I'm only early in, but the connection to 3 seems pretty obvious (not-so-secret hooded figure stealing Nero's arm).

Edited March 11th by Orion Nebula

I swear to god that V is modeled after a guy I knew in college. The resemblance is uncanny.

Posted March 11th by S.o h.
S.o h.
 

Any of you guys play Dead or Alive?

Posted March 11th by I killed Mufasa
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I've spent casual time with it for fun, but not recently

Posted March 11th by Pirate_Ninja

"Any of you guys play Dead or Alive?"

I haven't played Dead or Alive since DoA4 on the XBOX360. The game pissed me off so much because even on easy the AI would break your combo and proceed to pull off an unbreakable combo of their own. The final boss of the girl made of water was infuriating. I guess i didn't have the dexterity or the reflexes but when I could consistently pull off the move with Halo Spartan where I grab you, put a sticky grenade on your balls and kick you away I feel like the game's AI might be stacked unfairly against you.

There's only been 2 other games to piss me off to that level, they were Need For Speed: Most wanted (2005) and Killzone 2.

Edited March 12th by Q
Q
 

AI might be stacked unfairly against you.

I have the ps vita version. Can confirm. The AI can be some BS at times.

10/10 for bouncy physics though.

Posted March 12th by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

for me it's been 5, and I found that some characters' AI would consistently give me more trouble than others

I feel like the game's AI might be stacked
and that's not the only thing :J



Posted March 12th by Pirate_Ninja
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