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What are you playing? Summer 2019 Edition
Posted: Posted June 8th by S.O.H.
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Can some one sticky this?

I started Alan Wake and wrapped up Episode One. I had to tinker with the controls a bit but at medium setting I am getting 35-40 FPS. (Console levels) which I am happy about. It is a beautiful game and quite intriguing.



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Returning to Perosna 4 Golden because I neer ifnisehd it andm y memory card busted.

Posted June 9th by tnu
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^

That's only one of the best games ever made.

Currently, I'm chugging along through Dragon Quest XI with my best friend. Also been playing the EA Harry Potter games for some insight on developers TRYING to make some decent games (I skipped Goblet of Fire and Deathly Hollows games because they are supposed to be atrocious).

Posted June 9th by Laxan
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one of the few JRPG series I have interest i n.

Posted June 9th by tnu
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Trails of Cold Steel 2 - I have a backlog for the remainder of summer and I'm hoping to get as much time in as I can. This is my second. I have ordered Tokyo Xanadu EX and plan on picking up Persona 5 or FFXV. Not sure yet or I might just go with a different game.

Posted June 9th by Castrael
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I'm sitll on Trails of Zero myself. a while beofre I get to COl Steel.

Posted June 9th by tnu
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Perfect Dark (remaster from 360's Xbox Live Arcade)

I finished Banjo Kazooie 100% a few weeks ago and decided to continue my playthrough of Rare games by starting Perfect Dark. The upgraded textures make it feel not very old and the controls actually feel smooth for a ported N64 game. I'm playing on the hardest difficulty. I've completed the first two missions, currently on the third mission where you have to escort Dr. Carrol back up through the Datadyne building.

Posted June 9th by Vandy
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loved Perfect Dark, both single and multi

Currently, I'm chugging along through Dragon Quest XI with my best friend.
ooh, makin' it last. Whereabouts are you?



I just finished 100%-ing Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition, planning to hit up Dragon Quest Builders 2 once it's out.

also always playing smash ultimate, always playing school idol festival (happy birthday to my precious idol queen nozo )

Posted June 9th by Pirate_Ninja
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I played smash ultimate, Mario kart, fast rmx, botw and dark souls the other day. I had cousins over, otherwise this never happens I'd be lucky to multi task with two games

Posted June 9th by ShadowFox08
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Unreal Tournament :P I'm getting really good at this game, like actually toe-to-toe with level 50s and not coming in last, but 2nd. and 3rd.

Posted June 9th by mariomguy
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Mariomguy, have you ever considered playing a class-based competitive shooter like Team Fortress 2? That's what I've been playing for a good long while and I think it would be interesting to get your take on it.

Edited June 9th by Cruinn-Annuin
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?huh? was a big fan of unreal tournament. Too bad he doesn't post here anymore

Posted June 10th by ShadowFox08
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checked the eshop this morning and realized I got my release dates a little mixed up; DQB2 is next month, so I'm in a slightly longer holding pattern for Super Mario Maker 2, which I'll probably use to pick off some small stuff like the Shantae Half-Genie Hero DLC and Blaster Master Zero.

Posted June 10th by Pirate_Ninja
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Continuing my BoTW run over the last week. I haven't played since like Christmas and I had 3 divine beasts calmed. Now I have all 4. Did all shrines and now I'm working on doing the DLC shrines (haven't even fought Ganon yet). About halfway through the DLC shrines but I got sidetracked and used hero vision to see where I haven't explored and have been finding the DLC costumes and Korok seeds (via the mask). Dunno if I will bother going for all 900 but I have about 200+.

Saw Xbox has a huge E3 sale. Saw Phoenix Wright trilogy and asked my wife if she'd play it if I bought it. She said yeah so I'll probably get it in the next few days.

Saw that after June 25th the Minecraft: Story Mode and it's sequel will permanently be unable to be downloaded. So I bought a physical copy to download the episodes since my wife is a fan (fucking TTG!)

Posted June 10th by Fox Forever
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Going back and forth between Outer Wilds (getting near to the end of it now) and Morrowwind:

  • Outer Wilds is absolutely excellent, I highly recommend it if you like exploration-type games. There are a few neat puzzles as well. Also some tough platforming. It has a very majora's mask feel to it too -- different events happen throughout the 22 minute long time loop. Also newtonian physics, which is very fun to play around with.

  • Morrowwind continues to be amazing. This is a continuation of my first real playthrough of it that I started back in late march -- I played for like ~10 hours before this stretch about 14 years ago, so I've been experiencing everything for the first time and completely blind. I'm currently a master / grandmaster of several factions, trying to hit all of them (aside from the other two houses which I can't do) due to my custom class having a little bit of everything in it.

  • Edited June 11th by Xhin
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    Sky's the limit

    Mariomguy, have you ever considered playing a class-based competitive shooter like Team Fortress 2? That's what I've been playing for a good long while and I think it would be interesting to get your take on it.

    I had, but my big struggle is it takes a long time for me to master just one set of controls, so I really don't like the idea of segmenting off with different controls. I make an exception for Smash Bros. since the basic attack/defense moveset is the same for everybody.

    ?huh? was a big fan of unreal tournament. Too bad he doesn't post here anymore

    Damn, I'd love to take him on.

    Posted June 11th by mariomguy
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    I had, but my big struggle is it takes a long time for me to master just one set of controls, so I really don't like the idea of segmenting off with different controls. I make an exception for Smash Bros. since the basic attack/defense moveset is the same for everybody.


    Heh, yeah. There are classes in TF2 that are easy to pick up the mechanics of, but you need to know how all the classes work to begin counterplaying them. It's not like in Smash where everyone generally has similar mechanics. There's a LOT going on in TF2, especially with all of the alternate gear combinations.

    I think that's actually one of the big draws of TF2, though, that you can create a pretty specific mechanical experience that you enjoy.

    Posted June 11th by Cruinn-Annuin
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    I had been playing Bloodborne, and I was doing comparatively ok. But I definitely am lost and have been for some time, so...I haven't really played it in a while. I also had DOOM glitch in an area that was disheartening. Gave me a lot of trouble, and then I finally did it, it turned into an area where I need to do some first person platforming, and then the game just glitched and I have to do the section over again. Which I will do at some point, but i took a lot of tries and I'm not feeling super thrilled to do it over again.

    So mostly, I've just resorted to playing Thumper on my Switch and, for whatever reason, Pokemon Yellow before bed.

    Posted June 11th by Jet Presto
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    My wallet is going to be hurting this summer (need a new set of tires on top of the games coming out this summer).

    Been getting more into Smash Ultimate and still playing Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. When I can get it (probably won't be til later in July) will be playing Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled.

    Edited June 16th by Forte Lambardi
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    poured sometime into Alan Wake on Thursday. When I was checking out the reviews a lot of people compared it to twin peaks. Curiosity got the best of me and I am 6 episodes into Twin Peaks.

    I love this show.

    Posted June 16th by s.o.h.
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    Damn, I'd love to take him on.

    I'll join, SD and record you guys arguing for the whole match 😂. Like old times. Jk

    Still playing dark souls. I'm 90hrs in and I think I only have 3 more places to go before I beat the game for good

    Posted June 16th by ShadowFox08
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    I'm about to redeem another 12-month sub to Xbox Live Gold using bing reward points which will stack on my current sub and get me to December 2020.

    There is also a deal now to upgrade to Game Pass Ultimate for $1. The crazy part is that it upgrades your current subscription to Game Pass Ultimate. So I am about to have Gold and Game Pass through December 2020 for $1. :0

    Posted June 17th by Vandy
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    I started and beat Fire Watch. (literally like 3 minutes ago)

    First-person narrative adventure games have never really interested me. But like all things my taste in media has changed over the last few years. Initially the art direction and concept of the game really drew me in when I saw the trailers.

    But this game was a treat. A bit on the slow side but that is fine. It goes down like a good coffee. The relationship between the characters is great. Both have their respective baggage which moves both the characters forward and deepends their bond.

    I never thought I would get into a walking simulator. (And there are things, the turtle, that I missed) I will play through it again in a couple of years. Preferably with a 6 pack of beer.



    On the other side of the spectrum I burned myself out with Alan Wake a bit so I will be putting it down and trying Recore and Tomb Raider 2.

    Posted June 23rd by S.O.H.
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    @Pirate_Ninja: I'm not sure you'll read this, but I just realized you asked me a question about Dragon Quest XI...

    Currently, we just beat that spider boss in the cavern under the children's orphanage. We only play once a week and for a couple hours. Most other time is spent at work or working on my own game. Thanks for asking, though!

    Posted June 23rd by Laxan
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    Firewatch was pretty dumb. Very engaging for a while, but then suddenly just.. not. Also zero replay value (honestly, pretty much had zero play value).

    Posted June 23rd by Xhin
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    Sky's the limit

    Not sure what you were 3xpecting from a walking simulator. It is a good game and worth a play through.

    I have the definitive edition which includes some extras such as in game commentary. I will revisit later on with a 6 pack of lagunitas and some chinese food.

    Posted June 23rd by S.o.h.
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    finished the Shantae: Half-Genie Hero DLC (speedrun endings and all) - a fun bunch of remixes for a game I enjoyed. Now I'm gonna get into (through?) Blaster Master Zero before Mario Maker 2 comes out later this week.

    @Laxan:

    'course I will, especially when you include the alert tag like that :J

    and cool, thanks. You've got a long ways to go for sure (you're only just getting to meet meet my favorite character!), but I loved the game and hope you guys have a good time with it as well. I'm 100% going to replay the Switch version once it's out, heh.

    (and since you mentioned it, hope you're pleased with the progress on your game, too!)

    Posted June 23rd by Pirate_Ninja
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    Thanks! Who is your favorite character? Is is Sylvando?

    And thanks again! The game is coming along nicely. Those of you who tested it really gave us some valuable feedback and criticism we needed. I just hope the next version is more engaging! We may have something a little more enticing for testers during the second testing session... As in, once you get through Kaliko Forest, it might be time to see the real meat of the game....

    Posted June 23rd by Laxan
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    I beat Dark Souls remastered Friday night. Finally after 95hrs!! Strange how they put you straight into NG+. Didn't fight gyw s kid or touch much of the Astoria dlc, but I just wanted to move on
    Just got into Octopath Traveler

    Posted June 23rd by ShadowFox08
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    Not sure what you were 3xpecting from a walking simulator.


    Story or lore. I don't mind walking simulators if the story or lore are compelling, which firewatch was until it suddenly wasn't.

    6 pack of lagunitas


    What are those? Etymologically it sounds like "small lakes".




    Posted June 23rd by Xhin
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    Sky's the limit

    Story or lore. I don't mind walking simulators if the story or lore are compelling, which firewatch was until it suddenly wasn't.


    i found the dialogue to be interesting are worth visiting for a second play through

    What are those? Etymologically it sounds like "small lakes".


    IPA



    It is my go to/ favorite IPA.

    Posted June 24th by S.O.H.
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    I played the first 30 minutes of Recore. I had to tweak some settings to run it at a constant 31FPS. Looks great and runs smoothly.

    Ive been kicking my self a lot lately for not buying a gameboy micro years ago. As a result I purchased a bittboy pocket go before the price shoots up for these badboys. It will take some time to get here but I can wait.

    I also splurged on a 5 pack box of my favorite cigars. D:

    Posted June 24th by S.O.H.
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    Wife and I are playing through this game called Death Squared. It's like a puzzle game with 2 cubes. There's about 80 levels and every so often we may play through like a dozen levels.

    Yesterday I started up the Ace Attorney Trilogy to expose my wife to the game. She's getting the hang of it but she likes that it's a middle ground between less than a game but more than a show/movie. By that I mean that she can snack while I flip through the game for her and she just tells me what to do (lol).

    I'm nearly done with BOTW. I'm currently running through Trial of the Sword. Honestly it makes me feel SUPER anxious at this Trial part. I've don't the beginner levels and am doing the middle ones. I don't know HOW the hell I'm supposed to do the ones at the end. I have done practically everything else and am still saving the Ganon fight for last. Most sidequests that I could find except the ones in the castle. After doing the trial of the sword and beating Ganon I'm questioning whether or not to bother with the 900 Korok seeds. I'm a collector person and I love to do those things in games but 900 seems like an insane amount. I have found maybe 260 so far but those are just the ones I've seen or have actually tried to get. Unlocking and wearing the Korok mask has helped me find a lot more than I normally would have. Luckily there's comprehensive maps if I feel like going for it. Once those are done it will be effectively finished.

    Posted June 24th by Fox Forever
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    fox bby if you actually collect all the korok seeds I will be forced to tease you about it intermittently until brain trauma robs me of that knowledge


    Who is your favorite character? Is is Sylvando?

    Sylv is a treasure for sure - he's my number 2 (I like all the party members in XI tbh, very happy with them).

    Jade is the uncontested numero uno; I totally love her. My brother took a trip to Japan last November, and texted me from the squenix store about a possible souvenir. I asked about DQXI stuff and he sent two pictures (there was only a table or so). Easy choice tho:


    (party member character pins sold in pairs - among all the mostly-Japanese text on the back it literally says FOR SALE JAPAN ONLY because they're selfish bastards)


    And thanks again! The game is coming along nicely. Those of you who tested it really gave us some valuable feedback and criticism we needed. I just hope the next version is more engaging! We may have something a little more enticing for testers during the second testing session... As in, once you get through Kaliko Forest, it might be time to see the real meat of the game....

    sounds good and I'm glad it's progressing - I look forward to seeing where it goes c:

    Posted June 25th by Pirate_Ninja
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    I am playing through the 2013 tomb raider reboot. Fun game. The story and side characters are very uninteresting but the gameplay and exploration is fun.

    Posted June 30th by S.O.H.
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    I am pretty into the Lagunitas Brown Shugga. But definitely not a summer time drink. (Or to be consumed on an empty stomach.)

    Posted June 30th by Jet Presto
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    Also, slowly making progress in Bloodborne. Stuck in DOOM. And started playing some Borderlands 2 on the Handsome Jack Collection with my friend.

    Posted June 30th by Jet Presto
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    Played the Dragon Quest Builders 2 demo a few days ago. It's good as I expected, though more bare than DQB1 demo. It's out next week! Can't wait. The first one tied with Dark Souls as my 3rd/4th favorite single player games on switch... Beating out Super Mario Odyssey.

    I'm back to Octopath Traveler now

    Posted July 3rd by ShadowFox08
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    how far into octopath have you gotten?

    (with the eventual question being your favorite character(s))

    Posted July 3rd by Pirate_Ninja
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    I finally finished Perfect Dark (Xbox 2010 remaster) on Perfect Agent, the hardest difficulty setting.

    My god. I did not expect it to be that hard. Specifically, I had to go through Air Force 1, the Air Force Crash Site level, and the Datadyne Base Defense levels towards the end ... I would estimate over 40 times for each. Enemies take half of an AR clip to go down. With the Base Defense level they also have shields that prevent flinching so even as you are shooting them in the chest they can still kill you so you have to time your shots wisely. Enemies also often spawn behind you and around corners, and it only takes one enemy to unload a clip on you to murder you in less than a second.

    Several times Mr. President ran in front of my AR blast or the aim "assist" jumped to his head for unknown reasons (VIDEO PROOF HERE: https://streamable.com/0yg6l).

    Aside from those three levels I did not have too much trouble, though. Those three were just frustratingly difficult.

    Overall, the nostalgia was fun at first but it became more frustrating to go through as I progressed. I probably should have stopped at Air Force 1 when it stopped being fun. But it's hard for me to step away from a challenge that I know is attainable with some persistence.


    ---


    Last night I started Celeste. I needed something different than an FPS after torturing myself with Perfect Dark. So far, I really like the snowy atmosphere and the music. The controls are simple and work well. I am at Chapter 3 currently.

    Edited July 3rd by Vandy
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    celeste is amazing and fun and will drive you up a wall at maximum clench if you try to do everything



    Posted July 3rd by Pirate_Ninja
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    will drive you up a wall at maximum clench

    My clench has been lacking lately...

    Posted July 3rd by Fox Forever
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    My clench has been lacking lately...


    Eat some fiber.

    Posted July 3rd by S.O.H.
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    I think I'm gonna put down BLOODBORNE. It's not so much that I'm not enjoying it. It's just that I think I've gotten to the point where I want to move onto something else. I beat the boss I had been stuck on for a week or two, and now I'm just kinda like, "Eh. I am borrowing God of War, so I might as well give that a go."

    But...I also have been listening to the Mirror's Edge soundtrack, and usually that means I'm about to replay those games. (They are pretty flawed, but I really, really love them. I know most people don't think they're "bad" games, but I think I'm in a minority in the amount that I enjoy playing them.)

    Posted July 5th by Jet Presto
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    I spent all day playing tomb raider. Good game I love the gameplay but the number of bugs and glitches I encountered are too dam high.

    I am downloading MGSV and I picked up ori and the blind forest and risk of rain as well.



    Edited July 5th by S.O.H.
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    I am downloading MGSV and I picked up ori and the blind forest and risk of rain as well.


    Are you replaying MGSV? I thought you had already played it.

    Ori is a lot of fun. The music is great as well. I love the colors of the game. Take it all in.

    Posted July 5th by Vandy
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    Are you replaying MGSV? I thought you had already played it.


    That is correct. It is the definitive edition so I am not sure what to expect. I dont think I will manage to beat the game fully again but I am okay with that. Ive just been itching to try out the gameplay and open world mechanics again.

    Posted July 5th by S.O.H.
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    I poured 16 hours into MGSV.

    I might have a problem.

    Posted July 8th by S.O.H.
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    Me sinking a docked enemy ship with powder kegs in Sea of Thieves.
    https://xboxclips.com/Majora%20Prime/f39f0599-a4ad-4a42-b9de-1c3b4ea5e9d0/embed

    Posted July 8th by Vandy
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    Have been playing Burnout Paradise to get the online achievements before they close up next month. Am also playing Mario Maker 2 sometimes.

    Wife didn't like Ace Attorney after getting to case 3. Said it was "too anime-like". May have to consider filing divorce papers now.

    Posted July 8th by Fox Forever
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    May have to consider filing divorce papers now

    hey bby wats going on

    Posted July 8th by S.O.H.
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    Marvel's Spider-Man on PS4. Close to 50% done. A little monotonous in some regards but overall really fun. I find the combat very exciting and satisfying. I kept it at the default difficulty (second-to-hardest) and it seems just right. It killed me a number of times but each time I felt like I could only blame myself and I just needed to execute better.

    Honestly the PS4 is shaping up to be one of the consoles I'm most glad to have spent money on, and The Last Of Us 2 isn't even out yet.

    Posted July 14th by Jo Nathan
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    Good to see you Jo

    Posted July 14th by S.o.h.
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    Ive been playing risk of rain yesterday and today. Interestimg indie game. I still suck at it but ive made it to level 3 and lasted a total of 70 minutes.

    Posted July 15th by S.o.h.
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    Finished up Mario Tennis and Guns, Gore & Cannoli 2 yesterday. Am attempting to finish Mario Party.

    I bought an 8 TB external HD on prime day and proceeded to install almost every game I have for XB1. I'm up to 3 TB used but still have a lot more downloading. On a whim I went back and finished Guacamelee after 3 years and am now playing the sequel. I bought "A Way Out" and will co-op it with my wife.

    Have thoughts to go back and wrap up Octopath (2 chapters remaining, 2 secret jobs, and the secret boss). Also want to wrap up RDR2.

    Posted July 23rd by Fox Forever
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    Pirate Ninja, I see you have started playing Dragon Quest Builders 2...

    *Dons bane mask*

    You just got bult into the series? You merely adopted it. I was born in it. Molded by it since the first one. I didn't go outside until I beat all 4 chapters at 80hrs!

    Posted July 23rd by ShadowFox08
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    I have been playing a lot of things. Tales of Berseria, Rainbow Six Siege, Overwatch, Stardew Valley, and Garden Paws.

    Posted July 23rd by Shelbai
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    Shell + Buy

    console: hopping between Smash, Dragon Quest Builders 2, and Super Mario Maker 2

    mobile: School Idol Festival, Dr. Mario World


    Pirate Ninja, I see you have started playing Dragon Quest Builders 2...

    *Dons bane mask*

    You just got bult into the series? You merely adopted it. I was born in it. Molded by it since the first one. I didn't go outside until I beat all 4 chapters at 80hrs!

    giiiiiiiiirl please



    finished the first "chapter" of 2 last night (and the power went out seconds later, bless you nintendo switch and your ability to seamlessly switch to portable mode and not make me lose any progress)

    it's an incredible sequel so far. I loved the first game, but this one seems to improve on it in basically every way. Like they made the first game to see if people liked the idea, then it did well enough that they went "okay, now this time we're gonna try."


    I have been playing a lot of things. Tales of Berseria,

    such a good game



    (since I went to get the other one anyway, lol)

    Posted July 24th by Pirate_Ninja
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    PS4 version from 2 years ago? That's cheating. e_e

    giiiiiiiiirl please

    do you and that nintendo4ever's guy share this sc? O_o

    Posted July 24th by ShadowFox08
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    I have had it on steam for about two years but never just got the chance to play. Finally picked it back up a week ago and it sucked me in badly lol. So many feels and sads. But I am doing the New Game+ I thought it was exciting to be able to bring some things over to a new save file lol

    Posted July 24th by Shelbai
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    Shell + Buy

    gross

    PS4 version from 2 years ago? That's cheating.

    psh, like I could afford to wait for a release that might happen on a console that wasn't out yet. DQ is my baby

    Posted July 24th by Pirate_Ninja
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    How is Dragon Quest Builders 2? I plan to get it at some point but too many games have come out just recently, can't justify buying everything at once :P

    Posted July 24th by Moonray
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    my bittboy go came in yesterday. I have to tweak it a little bit but I should be able to play the majority of GB, GBA, NES, SNES games among other things.

    Posted July 24th by S.O.H.
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    DQB2 might stealth be your fav game of the year or top 3. Try the demo on eshop or psn. Although, I don't feel like the demo is nearly as good as the 1st dqb demo. I'd recommend downloading dqb1 demo cause there's so much more to do. You can build a small town and defend it in the 1st one and it's easily a 2-3hr experience. DQB2 demo is just... About an hour long and you build a room and then unlock the hammer and that's it.

    Posted July 25th by ShadowFox08
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    DQB2 is beautiful and fun and if you enjoyed the first it's a huge upgrade with tons of new stuff to expand on the original. It slows down a little for a moment every once in a while when there's a lot going on, but I love it so far.




    also this time it seems to actually connect to the plots of the main games, taking place after the events of DQ2

    Posted July 25th by Pirate_Ninja
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    I'd recommend downloading dqb1 demo cause there's so much more to do.


    Implying I've not played the first one, how dare ye!

    I think my main issue with the first one is you had to basically build a verticle base which was fine at first but after a while it just bugged me that all my "towns" were towers, does the sequel give you more room to build outward?



    Posted July 25th by Moonray
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    ugh so wasteful, I stuck to single-floor forever :J

    hard to say for sure yet. I've only built the one "base" so far, and you do still have a designated "town area" that you're meant to stay within. It's large enough to fit everything they asked of me without making multi-floor buildings or anything, but since it's a farming community you need to make a bunch of fields (you can see a few of mine in that screenshot) that your NPC buds will tend to - and they take plenty of space, so it's a closely-packed town. You can always build outside the area if you want, though I dunno how the AI works with it (it seems pretty smart in general).

    I can get back to you in time as I see more of the game, though.

    Posted July 25th by Pirate_Ninja
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    Yea on the first one you could build outside the area but then when a boss came you had to be careful to make sure your defences and stuff were inside the limit or they vanished for the fight so I ended up just keeping everything inside.

    Edited July 25th by Moonray
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    yup, I remember having a wall or something that stuck 1-2 tiles out and just dissolved away for the boss fight. Learning the hard way!

    the first boss of 2 didn't really have the same sort of issue, as the fight is about keeping it away from your town in the first place. Time will tell what they've done for the others, though.

    Posted July 25th by Pirate_Ninja
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    Did the same thing. My first base/town/village I actually built it into the ground. So all my stuff was actually safe from most of the boss' attacks as they just passed over the top. But the wall & stuff I had built vanished because it was just outside the limit... A limit that isn't even clearly marked because the light square area isn't the actual limit, I recall it extended a few tiles outward in every direction.

    Posted July 25th by Moonray
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    A little monotonous in some regards but overall really fun. I find the combat very exciting and satisfying.


    Yeah. For sure. I didn't love all the side quests, which I don't think helped. But I found that the basic mechanics of the game, from the combat to the web-swinging, were really smooth and fun. So even when it felt like I was doing that classic open-world game thing of what feels like video game homework, I still had fun.

    I definitely felt the urge to replay it after seeing Far From Home.


    Right now, I've started God of War. Feels a little bit like a Naughty Dog game. Combat feels a liiiiittle...I dunno...cumbersome. Not clunky. Just...I dunno. Granted, I also have basically been playing some form of Dark Souls for a few years running now and haven't really taken a break from one, so I'm probably accustomed to that faster style. I am enjoying it though.

    Posted July 25th by Jet Presto
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    On the topic of Spider-Man PS4, that game almost made me cry during the ending. Damn good game, damn great Spider-Man story (probably better than any of the movies). I love it when Peter has to face a really hard choice and has to face actual consequences with real weight to such consequences. The movies should learn from this game's story (though, I did enjoy Far From Home).

    Currently playing Resident Evil 2 Remake and an indie game called Anodyne, an experimental, surreal Zelda-like game.

    Edited July 25th by Laxan
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    Damn good game, damn great Spider-Man story (probably better than any of the movies).

    Yes officer. This comment right here.

    I found it to be pretty bland and predictable. The combat was okay. Outside of the web slinging it fell short for me. There was section with scorpion (I think) which was really neat. It reminded me of the Scarecrow portion of Arkham City.



    Posted July 25th by S.O.H.
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    There was section with scorpion (I think) which was really neat. It reminded me of the Scarecrow portion of Arkham City.


    I only played like.... 30% of Arkham Asylum but yeah, I thought the same thing. It was pretty rad.

    I finished the main Spider-Man story and the first DLC. I decided to break it up and do the rest of the DLC some other time and so I just started Horizon Zero Dawn. Mighty fun so far. I decided to try "hard" difficulty (I think.... I chose the one that's one level harder than the default) and I feel like it's the right balance so far - I die often enough that it feels like I'm being challenged but not to the point where I'm ready to smash my controller. I like the story and the world so far. I have to say the character animations can get pretty janky though. And what's with the constant camera cuts during conversations? Weird.

    Posted July 26th by Jo Nathan
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    Right now, I've started God of War. Feels a little bit like a Naughty Dog game. Combat feels a liiiiittle...I dunno...cumbersome. Not clunky. Just...I dunno.


    There's definitely more emphasis on the weight and brutality of Kratos' physical strength than there previously was (when he was just burning through hordes of baddies a la Dante), which I suppose is also a byproduct of the more "realistic" approach to the game's visual design. But in saying that, the combat opens up more and more as you progress, and being flexible with combos, specials, and weapons will make a huge difference to the flow of gameplay. I was sort of lukewarm on it at the beginning, but by the end of the game I genuinely believed it was some of the most well-designed combat I've played this generation.

    Posted July 27th by Orion Nebula
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    Yeah, I was wondering if that might be the case. I'm still kinda early, but it has been starting to open up a bit. I also know part of my problem is just all the Dark Souls/Bloodborne I've been playing. I am definitely liking the game overall. Just taking a little bit longer to get a firmer handle on the gameplay.



    Re: Spider-Man's combat: see, I thought it was faster and provided more variance than, say, Arkham games. So to me, it took an already fun style of combat and expanded on it to make it feel more true to its central character. I'd much rather play Spider-Man than any of the Arkham games just based on fun factor. I don't know that anyone would credit it for being innovative combat or unique gameplay, but I personally found it to be more fun than most of the games that it borrows that style from (including past Spider-Man games - there's kind of no question that it's the best overall Spider-Man game to date).


    Re: Horizon Zero Dawn: The strength of that game is its gameplay. Character animations during dialogue (and how you get side quests) is sort of comparable to a BioWare game. But I do happen to think for its stale characters (besides its central protagonist, in my opinion) and it's ok story (I liked it, but it's pretty much just ok, or houses more potential than it executes on), it is more fun to play than a BioWare game.

    Posted July 28th by Jet Presto
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    Sinking a ship in Sea of Thieves with some stormy weather. This game is so beautiful.

    I think it is 50% off right now. Buy it and come play with me!

    Posted July 29th by Vandy
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    Wife and I finished Guacamelee 2. Need to go back and do Hard mode myself to truly finish it up.

    We started "A Way Out". She's really loving the game. I think we're near the end. We were able to go like 7 hours in a row yesterday (and that never happens).

    Solo I'm continuing where she left off on the Ace Attorney Trilogy. I played the games about 4 years ago and am doing it again now. I remember why I loved these games so much. I'm almost done with Case 3 on the first game. The problem is that late at night this game tends to put me to sleep really easily since it's mostly reading.

    At work I tend to play Kirby's Adventure.

    Am attempting to finish Mario Party

    Still attempting to do this but at least I'm further along with it. I think I have a dozen games highlighted in my backlog as "actively playing" right now.

    Edited July 29th by Fox Forever
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    Bouncing back and forth between Yakuza Kiwami 2 and Dragon Quest XI

    Posted August 3rd by Onyx
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    Dang. I keep forgetting to get Guacamelee 2. Is it pretty much as fun as the first?

    Posted August 3rd by Jet Presto
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    It's pretty much the same as the first but you now have abilities as a chicken as well. And in my opinion its harder than the first and its humor is more pronounced. The sleleton altars now only save and switch costumes while you can buy powerups at any time in the menu. But aside from those and the plot it's the same game.

    Posted August 3rd by Fox Forever
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    Over the weekend my wife heavily got into Sunset Overdrive. I've never seen her so into a game before and I'm glad she's playing it. It's a pretty darn fun and unique game. As she was doing that effectively bogarting (kidding) the one TV we had, I decided to completely play through games I'd never really played through before. I decided to complete SMB 1 and 2. I completed 3 for the first time earlier this year and it was the first time I'd done so. I'd never owned an NES and had only briefly played the first few levels of all 3 of them. Never having time to put in any real effort to play very far.

    When I played I used no skipping/warping and played through every level. Beat both in a day and it was pretty fun. I though the first would be more challenging but honestly I found 2 to be way more harsh for a first play through. Notably the slippery controls (not even playing as Luigi or anything) and the relentlessness of all the enemies. Maybe I'll get into the lost levels whenever I get the chance.

    Posted August 5th by Fox Forever
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    I beat resident evil 4 over the weekend. Its still a good game. But it has become a bit dated. I cleared all the mercenaries within an hour or so. Surprised me myself as I had a challenging time as a kid getting max stars on each stage. This time around it became obvious just how dated the AI is.

    It appears that not all sections of the game got the same HD treatment. While the main game did, the extras (the mercenaries, separate ways, assignment ada) specifically their cutscenes did not get updated cut scenes. It was jarring going from 1080P 60FPS gameplay to PS2 era cut scenes. (Resolution and All)

    Ive been playing risk fo rain 2. Fun game but I have not unlocked any of the other characters yet. I do wish it gave you a basic map of each area and or the ability to drop down permanent markers. I think I spent a good 20 minutes looking for the portal, when it was lodged between 2 large boulders.

    Posted Monday by S.O.H.
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