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what are you playing end of the world edition

Posted 9 Months ago by Vandy

Starting a new thread as the previous is getting old and long.

I recently finished up Doom Eternal on Nightmare. It was fun but got tiresome towards the end, having to go through every battle ten times to complete it. And there's not even an achievement for beating the game on higher difficulties! I kind of wish I had just played it on a regular setting. I will still go back through with the cheat codes enabled to get collectibles to to take my frustration out on the demons without dying in two hits.

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Ive been pouring a lot of time in Hell Divers. It is a great game 4-5 years later. It has been fun using the random load outs in missions. I have found myself ending matches with 2x more kills than my team members. It is a good feeling. There have been loads of matches where shit hits the fan and we are scrambling to survive. This happens when the whole team is a little under leveled and under-prepared but more often than not we play off eachothers gear/ builds and manage to pull off the crazyest of matches. Something just clicks even though we are facing overwhelming odds.

Kinda like this



I also purchased Dragon Quest Builders 2 and I am looking forward to pouring sometime into it. I enjoyed the Demo for the first game and I was told to just get the second game because it is a complete improvement and better time than the first one.

9 Months ago
S.O.H.
 

ARMA 3.

Been playing mostly Wasteland mode on a community server. Randomly drop in, steal some cars, maybe shoot a couple of people, get bombed by some asshole in a jet. It's pretty fun.

Also harrowing as fuck when you're an independent solo and you hear vehicles and gunfire around you. Real Metal Gear shit, creeping around and hoping that none of these freaks spot you.

9 Months ago
Party Smasher
 

I've been playing through Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition. This time I'm doing all the sidequests.... So it's going to be a long playthrough.

On the side I've been playing an indie RPG that was described to me as a combination of Chrono Trigger and Phantasy Star called Cosmic Star Heroine. (Can you tell I love RPGs?) It's pretty good! My only real criticism is the dialogue is a bit amateurish. But the combat is so good!

9 Months ago
Laxan
 

I'm going to be brave and try No Man's Sky a third time -- this time even if it's a grind I'm going to stick with it and see what it has to offer. Hopefully it's improved some since I last tried it.

I'm also getting through the last few stars in my mario 64 ds game (I think I have around ~10 left) and I started a playthrough of castlevania order of ecclesia which has an absurd difficulty level that feels like a megaman game.

9 Months ago
Riven
 

I find that Arma 3 Wasteland as an independent is brutal, grinding, hopeless, unbalanced and entirely captivating. Rarely have I had such a wonderfully bleak experience, and never in a microscopically-balanced competitive game like I usually play. I have to wander and scrape and steal and be paranoid as shit to get anything done.

9 Months ago
Party Smasher
 

I made a blind purchase and picked up Ghost of Tsushima. I’m an hour or so in....what a neat game this far. The controls take a while to get use to as does the combat but so far so good.

9 Months ago
S.O.H.
 

Finished the Last of Us 2 recently. Was actually pretty happy with the whole experience, and I think a lot of the criticism/"controversy" about the game was unwarranted.

Since then mostly just playing old favorites. Monster Hunter World is still getting a steady stream of content, I've got a couple games of Terraria going with different people, and I fall back to Escape From Tarkov for a more hardcore experience.

I find that Arma 3 Wasteland as an independent is brutal, grinding, hopeless, unbalanced and entirely captivating. Rarely have I had such a wonderfully bleak experience, and never in a microscopically-balanced competitive game. I have to wander and scrape and steal and be paranoid as shit to get anything done.

Speaking of which, if this is your thing I'd highly recommend checking out Escape From Tarkov if you haven't already.

9 Months ago
Count Dooku
 

Escape From Tarkov


I've heard some things about it, but I haven't really seen what it's about. I'll check it out.

I think a lot of the criticism/"controversy" about the game was unwarranted.


The very level-headed video essayists that I watch (ThorHighHeels et al.) mostly just report that it handles some of the theming and pacing clumsily for what it was trying to do. The "mean libruls kill muh white cishet dad"/"mean alt righters reviewbomb muh bideo grame because lesbians" thing is mostly a politically-driven worked shoot that distracts from the actual flaws of the game itself.

I've been watching Tyler1 play through it and it looks like it falls comfortably in the "I don't give a shit" pile, even if I find elements of it to be either too regressive or too woke (sometimes both) for anyone's good. It looks like the main """moral""" of the game is something that they floundered around for seven hours to portray while Phantom Pain delivered it in one hammerblow of a line:

"We are not responsible to judge an enemy."

I think they kinda fucked up when a self-described terrorist, mass killer, dissociative disorder case and all-around living gun has the ethical clarity to arrive at a just conclusion while their fridgebody anal sex enthusiast delivers a mangled, punitive, roid-rage driven interpretation of divine retribution that helps no-one understand cyclical violence any better. I seriously doubt that their intended message was to reveal that self-righteous moral thugs also indulge in coercion, but that's what was delivered.

9 Months ago
Party Smasher
 

I don't want to derail this thread into a TLOU2 discussion, but briefly:

The very level-headed video essayists that I watch (ThorHighHeels et al.) mostly just report that it handles some of the theming and pacing clumsily for what it was trying to do.


I agree completely! The game's messaging is all over the place, and I'd say it outright contradicts itself at various points.

The "mean libruls kill muh white cishet dad"/"mean alt righters reviewbomb muh bideo grame because lesbians" thing is mostly a politically-driven worked shoot that distracts from the actual flaws of the game itself.


This was largely what I was referring to, as I stopped paying attention to the discussion about the game the day it launched. There's plenty of fair criticism to be leveled at the game, the story, and the characters. But much of the pre-release drama was completely over-the-top culture war nonsense.

I should also clarify that I didn't actually purchase the game - I just borrowed my roommate's copy. So my overall enjoyment of the game was weighted by the fact that I was only investing my time into it, not my money.

9 Months ago
Count Dooku
 

The game is worth the $60 Price tag imo compared to all the other crap that has been released. When it comes to 3rd person games TLOU2 is GOAT (Graphics, Gameplay, Voicing Acting)

Ghost of Tsushima is good but you see the sharp differences in how much better it could have been had there been a team like Naughty Dog making it. It is still a good time though.

9 Months ago
S.O.H.
 

As an achievement hunter they recently announced the servers for a game I played years ago called "Airmech Arena" going down on September 6th. In the last 10 days I've nearly finished it with just a little more to go to wrap it up. I kinda like this game and wish I played more of it. What is a true shame is that once the servers go down the game is completely useless. Even playing against bots will be impossible. Once I finish with this I think I will continue Fire Emblem.

I recently played through the entire Konami Arcade Collection (literally all space/plane shooters except one) and I also completed the Contra Collection. I also want to complete the Castlevania Collection games but admittedly I haven't played a one but own dozens of them (like 8 of them being in the Collection though). I played through Donkey Kong last week. I had only ever gotten to the second boss (mostly because I never owned the game and could only get to boss #2 in the 1-2 hours I usually was able to play).

I also feel like going back and continuing Death Stranding. I didn't stop because it was boring but just didn't get in the proper mood and different games distracted me. I feel like it's a game to be played in easy chunks of time. This might be why people got upset at it because it wasn't meant to be blazed through in 3 days.

Part of me still wants to go back and play Yakuza or Shenmue. The problem is that Yakuza took me 160 hours the first time and I didn't even get everything. This time I can just do what I want at a quicker pace.

Part of me also wants to go back and complete (achievements) the games that I never did many years ago before more servers close or just because it's a much earlier part of my life that I can further get past. Halo 3, Mercs 2, Limbo, Braid, Battleblock Theater, Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, [Prototype], etc.

9 Months ago
Fox Forever
 

I've got two games on the go at the moment - Soul Blazer on the SNES and Jak & Daxter 1 (the PS3 version). This is my first playthrough of both games and they are both great :)

I am a big fan of ActRaiser so I've had my eyes on Quintet's next game for some time now. I like the premise of Soul Blazer, how you start with empty wastelands, and then build up the surrounding towns as you explore dungeons and free people. Cool idea!

As for Jak, I'm love me a 3D collectathon so this game is right up my alley. It's a great entry into this genre, right at home with Spyro, Mario 64, Banjo, DK64, Conker, etc.

9 Months ago
Preed333
 

Duuuuude! You've got to play Terranigma when you finish Soul Blazer! I mean, most people recommend Illusion of Gaia since it's the next in the "Soul Blazer Trilogy", but if Illusion of Gaia isn't up your alley, I deeply recommend Terranigma. It's one of my favorite SNES games, right up there with Chrono Trigger. Seriously.

9 Months ago
Laxan
 

I am on act 2 of Ghost of Tsushima. This game is like Breath of the Wild but in Japan. Its great. Im having a challenging time with the enemies in act two so Ive changed my play style a bit. Hit and run tactics are great even if it means exhausting your inventory after each enemy encounter.

9 Months ago
S.O.H.
 

Finished the Last of Us 2 recently. Was actually pretty happy with the whole experience, and I think a lot of the criticism/"controversy" about the game was unwarranted.


Yeah. I think there is a lot to genuinely praise and criticize in the game, and I do think there is fair criticism of how it handles some of its supposed progressive, representation things. I still honestly don't know how I feel about the game overall. I keep thinking about it and I think I come back to....I think I thought it was good? But I didn't think that at first. And I nearly stopped playing multiple times, and I think that's what they were going for, which I still think is a super weird decision. But I'm also almost certainly never going to play the game again. There's a lot of brutality in the first game, but there's also a lot of beauty in it, too. And I don't think they balanced that enough in Part II. Neither are perfect and both merit praise and criticism. But definitely, I've spent more time thinking about it since I beat it than probably any game I've played in the past five years, if I'm honest. Certain narrative decisions that I initially hated, re-emerged later upon reflection and I'm more into it.

I think the thing that really kinda completely recontextualized it for me is I heard someone on YouTube say that the game isn't about revenge; it's about forgiveness. And once I heard that, things kinda clicked a little better.

But really, I think the main problem is that it goes too hard on the "shock value." Not that the first game wasn't brutal, but it was definitely not as brutal (and definitely not as long) as Part II. It really did feel like Neil Druckmann wanted players to consider abandoning the game. And I'll never not think that's a bad decision for your video game. Especially a 25-hour one.


I also feel like going back and continuing Death Stranding. I didn't stop because it was boring but just didn't get in the proper mood and different games distracted me. I feel like it's a game to be played in easy chunks of time. This might be why people got upset at it because it wasn't meant to be blazed through in 3 days.


That's funny: the only other game I can remember thinking about a ton after I finished it was Death Stranding! But for very different reasons. I similarly thiiiiink I liked it? And I similarly can't imagine ever playing it again. (My biggest problem was how frequently it really did feel like Kojima was trolling players and blatantly disrespecting our time; that fucking cutscene with Heartman or whatever....ugh...) But yeah. It's definitely not a game to marathon. It took me probably two full months to get through it because I could never play more than an hour at a time. And that felt fine.




I'm also playing Ghost of Tsushima. It took me a while to really click with the combat, but I think it kinda has and I'm enjoying it a lot more. In terms of basic mechanics, it sooort of plays like a Souls-game. Emphasis on parrying and dodging. But they very deliberately sent too many enemies to attack you at once for the Souls-style of combat to be effective or fun. There are times I've run into literally seven or eight dudes - all of different types like shields, heavy hitters, and spears - and then there's an archer somewhere in the distance. It becomes clear in these moments that movement is the key. But you also can't really draw enemies out one at a time like you can in Dark Souls. So yeah, over time I found I have adjusted and sorta figured out what the style of combat is they're going for. And it definitely made it more fun.

I find the climbing to be weirdly clunky (weird in that we've been doing these dumb climbing segments in gaming for what, a decade and a half? How is it we still haven't pinned it down so that it's consistently good?) I think sometimes the number of enemies that attack at once is a little, uh, bullshit? And the open world aspect of it is sort of frustrating. I had this problem with Mad Max where like, the game clearly doesn't think I'm going to do all this side stuff before doing the next story mission. There, the game literally made me *downgrade* my car because I was over-leveled. But it's like....if you didn't want me to be this leveled up, why did you give me the option to do that? I feel that way a little bit with Ghost of Tsushima, too. Like, I've done a fair amount of side quests on the first section of the country, but I haven't done the main story mission. (For whatever reason, my brain always wants me to knock off the side quests first and get them out of the way.) Unlike Mad Max, you can't really be over-leveled. The combat is too nuanced and enemies too diverse to let you simply overpower your way through (which is good). But, like, I'm preeeeetty sure I'm supposed to be able to do ninja stuff for some of these side quests? But...you have to learn the ninja stuff through the story mission it seems? And I haven't done that. So I've basically muscled my way through all these camps where I think they thought I'd be at least sneakily taking out a few enemies first. And I think that's how I would do them if the ninja stuff were available to me.

And like, I get the argument is going to be that I'm "playing the game wrong," but...they designed it so it can be played this way and that's not my fault? Like, hear me out, but what if they keep me on a linear path until after I learn the ninja stuff, and *then* they give me access to the open world and all the sidequests, and that way I can then level up ninja or samurai powers and mix and match and experiment with play styles? I dunno. I'm feeling a bit open world fatigue, especially after finishing Mad Max. And I don't think Ghost of Tsushima really exhibits excellent open world design.

There are also a bunch of silly mini-games, like haiku writing and a bamboo chopping mini-game. And this open world is full of collect-a-thons and mindless tedium for completionism. But, the core combat system is fun, I looooooove the healing mechanic, and I feel like I can't go back from R2 to interact. Such a small mapping change from what is normal, but damn. It's super awesome to not have to take my fingers off the analog sticks to interact with things. Especially useful while riding the horse. I like the game quite a bit! But I do think if I'm honest, I dunno that people would be raving about it if it weren't about samurai. It's kinda just Assassin's Creed, but thankfully without its convoluted sci-fi plot (I dunno if they continue that in later games in that franchise, actually.)

8 Months ago
Jet Presto
 

I am also playing Ocarina of Time as part of my Zelda freshrospective. Though this is the only Zelda game I had completed prior to embarking on this project. It was so frustrating though. I'm pretty sure my N-64 wasn't working, so I ordered another off e-Bay. And I thiiink it worked? But only half my games worked, so it was hard to tell if it were the console or the cartridges. But then my Ocarina N-64 cartridge didn't work, and they ain't cheap and I don't really have the money. So then I had to track down a copy of the Gamecube re-release of it, which my friend had. I don't own a Gamecube, but I do have a Wii. So I figured I could play it that way. But my TV only has HDMI inputs, so I had to get an HDMI adapter for my Wii. And *then* I discovered that you can play Gamecube games on Wii, but you can't save the data to a SIM card or the Wii's internal storage. So I had to order a Gamecube-capable memory card.

And yeah, it has been a process just to even *start* this game. And I played for an hour and was like, holy shit this plays like garbage! I honestly think that the original Legend of Zelda plays better than Ocarina of Time at this point. A Link to the Past *definitely* plays better. I can't really comment on that for Link's Awakening since I played the Switch remake, so of course that's going to play better, but I suspect if Link's Awakening played similarly to Link to the Past, that's true, too. I wonder a little bit if it would at least feel different if I could play it on the N-64 with the N-64 controller, which is how I played it the first time. God, they need to remake this game and then *make...it...accessible...* So wild how many steps it took just to play this all-time classic video game. Christ, Nintendo...



And since I have a lot of time waiting to find out if I'll actually have a job in a month, I also started playing The Rise of the Tomb Raider (pretty clunky, and I'm so tired of climbing....I hope the next generation does away with it. It's just locomotion, but slower and clunkier.) But it's fine overall. It's funny that when I played Uncharted: Drake's Fortune for the first time, I remember thinking, "Wow, this really wants to be Tomb Raider." And now that I'm playing Rise of the Tomb Raider, it's circled back and I'm like, "Wow, this really wants to be Uncharted 2."


Aaaaaand just for good measure, in honor of Shark Week a couple weeks ago, I got Man-Eater on sale, which is *definitely* a game that wears out its welcome pretty quickly. It's not a $60 game even at full price. But yeah, the gimmick wears off pretty quickly. Fortunately, it seems pretty short.

Oh, and if I am having trouble sleeping, which is often, I've been playing the Final Fantasies on Switch in bed. On IX now. I liked the Fast Forward function in VII and VIII a little better than how they do it in IX. But it's sort of amazing how replayable this franchise is for me. I can really play between IV and X just like, over and over again and never complain.

8 Months ago
Jet Presto
 

Wrapping up the Second act of Ghost of Tushima. This game is GOTY imo. I ordered a copy of Infinite Warfare since I read the campaign is pretty good. I’ll be picking up my old vita from a friend of mind I’m itching to play through some
Of the games I have on there.

8 Months ago
S.O.H.
 

PLayed through and beat Geist on the GC. Was an ok game but definitely not a Halo killer. Graphics were pretty good for GameCube but i've seen better from the system. Ultimately it was a decent experience but nothing super special that anyone who hasn't played it should feel like they are missing out.

Now i'm playing through Metroid Prime 1 again, and then will play through MP2.

8 Months ago
Q
 

Regainign my pro vress on Prsona 5 after I l ost m y save data.

8 Months ago
tnu
 

Regainign my pro vress on Prsona 5 after I l ost m y save data.


I think some of that was english but i cant be sure.......

8 Months ago
Q
 

On the 3rd act of Ghost of Tushima. I think I will have it finished by Tomorrow/ This weekend.



also got my PS Vita back from my friend. I am going to clear out the games in my back log that spark some interest and then going to hack the crap out of it.

8 Months ago
S.O.H.
 

Now i'm playing through Metroid Prime 1 again, and then will play through MP2.


I miss playing Metroid. I used to replay Metroid Prime annually when I lived with my parents. One of of my all-time favorite games.

8 Months ago
Vandy
 

I miss playing Metroid. I used to replay Metroid Prime annually when I lived with my parents. One of of my all-time favorite games.


the game design has really aged very well. I kind of wish it had dual analog stick control but other than that I have cont real complaints on how it plays.

8 Months ago
Q
 

Trucking through Ocarina of Time. It's interesting playing it after marathoning the first four Zelda games (although I only did maybe a fifth of Zelda II, but I get the point of that dumb game). Definitely want them to just re-make the game. Re-releasing it is good, of course. As would a re-master. But the game really does play like garbage today. Moreso than the original game, I think Ocarina of Time is maybe *the* ultimate "you had to be there" game. Without nostalgia or any experience from that era, it's borderline unplayable in a way that the stylized SNES and Gameboy games are not.

8 Months ago
Jet Presto
 

Hey, Jet. There's a thread aimed at you and others in the General forum from me.

8 Months ago
Laxan
 

But the game really does play like garbage today. Moreso than the original game, I think Ocarina of Time is maybe *the* ultimate "you had to be there" game. Without nostalgia or any experience from that era, it's borderline unplayable in a way that the stylized SNES and Gameboy games are not.


Yeah, part of the problem with OoT’s original N64 release is that developers were still trying to figure out how to make good 3D games. Super Mario 64 showed how to successfully translate a 2D platformer into a 3D platformer but it still had some problems that were ironed out in later 3D Mario games. I think you really did have to be there to fully appreciate the conversation from 2D Zelda to 3D Zelda.

You should play through the 3DS version of OoT. It has a lot of gameplay, graphical and audio improvements and is probably the best version of the game ever made.

8 Months ago
Q
 

Wrapped up Ghost of Tushima. Over all it is the best PS4 exclusive and one of the best/top video games of all time. It is an experience that every one should play through at least once imo.

One helluva way to close off this generation of gaming.

My top five video games:


The last of us
Ghost of Tushima
Breath of the Wild
Resident Evil 4
Super Mario world

8 Months ago
S.O.H.
 

I don't have a 3DS, or hundreds of dollars to get one, unfortunately.

To be clear: I don't mean that as criticism. I obviously know when this game was made and how it was such a leap forward with the technology of the time! But I think this is a thing video games as a medium has to contend with that no other artform really does: it can be *really hard* to go back and play classic games because the technology has gotten sooooo much better, especially in the last twenty years. Games of yore are often ugly and clunky as hell. And sometimes what was an amazing game thirty years ago is borderline unplayable today. Like I try to imagine my ex's oldest son playing Ocarina, and I just don't see him enjoying it at all. But he loves Breath of the Wild right now (he's ten). Older gamers can more easily be like, "Well at the time it was incredible!" But to younger kids, that doesn't mean anything.

Movies *kinda* have this issue sometimes? Depending on the genre, though. Like people might watch a 1950s sci-fi movie and be like, "Those visual effects are garbage!" because they are watching it having grown up at a time where VFX are pretty darn good. And outside of, like, suitmation where that style was part of the point, older movies don't age well. But being more passive, that stuff doesn't impact the characters or the story or anything. There's more to ground an old movie or show than an old game.

8 Months ago
Jet Presto
 

I'm finding Ghost of Tsushima both way more fun at this point in my playthrough, and more frustrating.

I'm just admittedly tired of games not knowing what they want to do with their world. I've mentioned that I've done some side stuff in Ghost where I think the game clearly wants me to sneak around and pick people off one by one, but because they let me loose in their sandbox before I learned the sneaky stuff in a story mission, that wasn't available to me. So I had to muscle my way through, which I did. But then I did some missions where I was required to sneak, but I didn't want to sneak because I actually think going sword-swinging is way more fun in this game. But some of those missions are now forcing me to sneak. And it's like....at first they were like, "We gave you choice, but you chose wrong." And now they're like, "Now that you know everything, we're taking away your choice." Just pick one! Am I allowed to play how I want, or not? (Also, teach me the sneaky stuff in the tutorial before you unleash me on your open world. Jeez.)

Like, before I did the story mission where I learned sneaky stuff, I did a side mission where I got onto a boat to free a prisoner. Once they see me, they rush to kill the prisoner. Obviously, this level is designed for sneaking. But I was able to basically take out a couple guys in the samurai way, then run over to the prisoner and basically hold the line. And it was probably tougher than it needed to be, but I did it and liked it. But then I went and did the story mission where again, I have to kill everyone and free a prisoner, with the stipulation being that if I get seen, they'll run over and kill the prisoner. And there were only like, four dudes - way fewer than that side quest I did. And I got cocky at first, not thinking it mattered, and the last guard saw me, so the game re-set the mission. Like, WHAT? I JUST DID A MISSION LIKE THIS THAT WAS THREE TIMES MORE DUDES AND I STOPPED THEM ALL BEFORE THEY GOT TO THE PRISONER! I also just did another side mission where I'm required to sneak into this like, light signal, and again, they have a strict "you get spotted, the mission will reset," and it's like, WHY? I've proven time and time again that I can take all these dudes out, even stop them from getting to their light that warns other Mongols that I'm there.

So I find the inconsistency of when I have choice to be kind of annoying. But I do think it's cool that they've designed a game where I actually think the stealth option is the least fun way to play. Usually, that's my jam and if you give me the option, that's how I want to play. But at this point, I find stealth to be kind of annoying and I just want to run around and engage in sword play. Having a lot of fun with that.

8 Months ago
Jet Presto
 

Since its officially Halloween Eve for the next 58 or so days I decided to pick up some spooky games. Until Dawn and Little Nightmares: Complete edition. They were both on sell.

I also picked up Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition. Ive heard great things about it. (Normally thats a bad start for me as games that are this hyped up rarely live up to said hype for me) The world does look beautiful from the trailers!

7 Months ago
S.O.H.
 

Since Phantasy Star Online 2 released in NA (now call global), I've been playing it.

I also started playing Dauntless (despite me begrudgingly having to use the Epic Launcher to play it). Pretty fun game.

Also still playing Smash Ultimate on and off. Picked up Greninja as my main now (yeah I am all over the place at this point. Mega Man to Cloud to Falco to Greninja ).

I also picked up Dragonball Xenoverse 2 again. I stopped playing it awhile back and have been doing that from time to time.

7 Months ago
Forte Lambardi
 

In the few minutes per three weeks I have, I'm slowly making my way through Assassin's Creed III on Switch. PS4 is currently packed up, but I recently started Judgment on it.

7 Months ago
Axem Chaotix
 

Gears Tactics on PC via xbox game pass. I can run it on mediumish settings but I need to tweak it for it wont chug like a freshmen during pledge week.

I might just revisit the game on the Series S as it is not pretty to look at currently.


I am considering doing the finance plan for the Xbox Series S. I normally dont do things like that but it would be nice to have working access to a lot of the games from the last two gens.

edit: Just like Gears tactics Company of Heroes 2 just chugs on my laptop. I dont understand why I can run games like recore or MGSV at 30-40 FPS max setting just fine. Oh well.

On another note this laptop has taken a beating. Its still chugging along but Ive lost one USB port and the ethernet port. D:

7 Months ago
S.O.H.
 

Even on Easy X-com enemy within kicks my ass. :(

7 Months ago
S.O.H.
 

I was plying Halo MCC until my XBOX started having issues as noted in my thread about it. Currently I am playing Mario 3D Allstars and restarted my playthrough of Horizon Zero Dawn.

7 Months ago
Q
 

Finished Xcom on easy. Even on easy the game can be challenging. My final team survived the final mission because of a technicality. 3 of my squad members got wiped out but with the medic perk I’m able to revive them if I get to them within 3 turns. My psychic was put under mind control by the end game boss and my sniper was the last unit left.

My sniper is easily the best in my squad because of his ability to hit critical hits and pull off back to back shots. I was able to get a critical hit on the end game boss. (That surprised me because the boss is a psychic and those type of enemies can reflect your shots back at you unless it’s a rocket/mine/grenade)

The critical killed the end game boss triggering the end cutscene. My soldiers didn’t bleed out in game even though they were downed. I checked the stats and I had 0 losses through out the campaign. Fucking wild. Props to those who can play this game
On higher difficulties.

I’m going to load one of my earlier saves and try to play it on normal to eee how far I get.

7 Months ago
S.O.H.
 

I forgot how engrossing Horizon Zero Dawn is. My character is level 17 and I am working on my crafting to increase my ammo pouches, which means hunting various animals and robots.

Though sometimes I feel like the stealth in this game is broken as I can be wearing a stealth suit and be crouching in the red grass and still get spotted. What's even the point of stealth if a robot can spot you while being stealthy?

Anyway, digging the story but I seem to remember people saying HZD didn't have much plot. It definitely has more plot so far than BotW did.

7 Months ago
Q
 

I couldnt get into horizon zero dawn. Played it for a couple of hours just didnt catch my interest.


I bought Arkham Origins, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered, X Com Chimera Squad and Troubleshooter Abandoned Children off a steam sale. I am hoping I can run the last two at medium settings at 30-40 FPS. I am waiting for a sell on the banner saga.

7 Months ago
S.O.H.
 

It's been a while since I posted what I was playing. I started REALLY getting into games harder lately. Here's what I've been playing:

Ring Fit Adventure
To try and make activity more fun (and the fact that I really don't want to go outside) I bought this to keep the motivation. I'm sure that the calorie counting can't be right because my god am I tired as heck after it. I tried to do a 1 on 1 off workout originally but now I've tried a 2 on 1 off lately. Hope to keep it going.

Super Mario Picross
Honestly I'd always seen Picross but never really "got" it. Got into it since it's on the SNES Online in the switch and it's real fun. I've beaten most of it and it's probably taken like 25 hours of time just playing it.

Donkey Kong Country 2
Also on the SNES Online. Playing co-op with wife.

Persona 5 Royal
Never played a Persona game or any SMT games. It's fun so far but I'm like 6 hours in and it still feels like my hand is being held. Not sure if the whole game is like this or if I can go around myself soon.

Nier: Automata
Also never played the original Nier or Drakengard games. Tbh, games having a mainline franchise with these spinoff titles being bigger confuse the hell out of me. Luckily nothing is needed to understand here. In Nier I'm probably 10 hours in but I do like the combat and exploration at times. The music is also pretty good as well.

Lego Indiana Jones 2
Am playing this with the wife. Just started last night.

Currently I'm feeling stretched just far enough to not break with the amount of games I'm doing. I am doing many games across platforms so I can play them if I can't play something else. I play Persona when my wife is on the Xbox or Switch and then I play Xbox when I'm in the living room to watch my rabbits (PS4 is in the bedroom). Switch just gets played if I'm in a mood or not. I did drop Fire Emblem after only a few hours just because too many things were happening but I hope to bring that up again once I finish up some of the switch games.

My game total has also grown to over 1000 now. Luckily the amount of games I'd still want has really gone down lately. I don't need to keep adding games because I'm not wanting new ones.

6 Months ago
Fox Forever
 

Trails of Cold Steel 4 is coming out tomorrow! I thought it was today, but lol. I got too excited and misread the print on the playstation's store. So, I will be focusing on that once I get home from work.

6 Months ago
Castrael
 

I just completed Horizon Zero Dawn and the Frozen Wilds DLC with a Platinum trophy (my 1st one) Yesterday. Now I am going to finish my playthrough of God of War and then probaby onto the Nathan Drake collection and then Uncharted 4. Though I am sure I will get distracted and end up playing other games in-between

5 Months ago
Q
 

Back to Minecraft.

5 Months ago
Ragu
 

Yeah I've been playing way too much minecraft lately too.

5 Months ago
Riven
 

Finished and platinums God of war. Played through Uncharted 1 and 2 in the Nathan Drake collection and started Uncharted 3. After that I’ll play through Uncharted 4. Not sure what I’m going to play after that but I’m trying to get through my PS4 and PS3 backlog since my Xboxone is dead and the new consoles are expensive and buggy.

5 Months ago
Q
 

cyberpunk 2077

4 Months ago
cassy
 

Been playing Ys 9 and it is so much better than 8.

2 Months ago
Castrael
 

Noita, TF2, a little Oldschool RuneScape.

Noita is one of the better roguelites I've played.

2 Months ago
9x19mm
 

Hyrule warriors: Alexandra Ortasio Cortez edition (or Age of Calamity). Trying to finish this game by the end of the week. already sink 60 hrs.dont care about post game. the grind is real enough playing at hard mode.

I don't know what game to move on to next. mauve finish dqbuildees 2 or super mario 3d all stars

2 Months ago
ShadowFox08
 

Hyrule warriors: Alexandra Ortasio Cortez edition (or Age of Calamity). Trying to finish this game by the end of the week. already sink 60 hrs.dont care about post game. the grind is real enough playing at hard mode.

It is getting an expansion pass, so be prepared for that!

1 Month ago
RikaxNipah
 

Hyrule warriors: Alexandra Ortasio Cortez edition

stupid sexy AOC in a Zelda princess outfit.

1 Month ago
S.O.H.
 

It is getting an expansion pass, so be prepared for that!

I saw, but I think I'm done with the game and not interested in buying DLC. I played it on hard and beat it on Saturday after 75 hours, and man was it a grind for some side quests.. especially the chapter 7 ones. Good game though. 7.5/10?

I playing the Project Triangle Theory demo and its pretty fun! Has some Octopath Traveler inspiration with the art style (probably made by the same guys) and some other turn based RPG.. Is very story driven, which is fine.. But there's a ton of dialogue. Fun RPG game though.

Now I don't know what game to play next and beat. I got

Super Mario 3D All stars
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Alien Isolation

and a few others. Wonderful 101 and Dragon Quest 11 I'm saving for Switch pro for some stupid reason and holding out on performance patches...
Alien Isolation


stupid sexy AOC in a Zelda princess outfit

somebody has had to make a meme

1 Month ago
ShadowFox08
 

I am still playing Phantasy Star Online 2 as it's taken my soul.

Also, I started playing Tetris Effect: Connected since I got gamepass for buying an XBOX Core Controller the other day. I like it alot (though the effects are sometimes straight up distracting).

1 Month ago
Forte Lambardi
 

I've played all the console Zeldas up to Skyward Sword, so just waiting for that to arrive in the mail soon. I also finished Little Nightmares 2. And I've been playing a bit of Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. Which is kind of impressive! They somehow made a game that is almost completely different from the first game, but also somehow has almost all of the same exact problems! (I don't hate it, but both of those games really made me keep asking, "Who is this for?")

I also decided to give Mass Effect Andromeda another go. Not because I like the game, but out of a stupid sense of pride and obligation. It's a bad game by every measure, but the reason I stopped playing the first time was too many game-breaking bugs for me. Maybe now they've got some of that stuff sorted out. If it just works on the most part, I have the patience to finish it.

Dunno what's on the agenda after that. Control was the free PS Plus game last month, so might go with that.

1 Month ago
Jet Presto
 

Went back to Dragon Quest Builders (I finished 2 of the islands now) and went to the central hub.. and holy shit the frames are dropping. I dunno if I wanna keep playing. lol


I did start playing smash yesterday. Pyra and Mythra from XB2 are amazing

1 Month ago
ShadowFox08
 

I did start playing smash yesterday. Pyra and Mythra from XB2 are amazing

What's your thoughts on them? I like Pyra's playstyle despite her speed, but it doesn't bother me much given I've played Cloud for some time and I am used to spacing things).

Mythra is all speed. You can rack up damage really fast though.

On another note, I picked up Mario just so I can learn a new playstyle and improve my fundamentals in gameplay.

1 Month ago
Forte Lambardi
 

I picked up Pokemon Sword and Bravely Default 2 yesterday. Just finished Ultra Sun and I plan on getting into Bravely Default 2 at some point. I hear it is a grindy game which makes me happy. I love grindy RPGs.

1 Month ago
Cutter Creighton
 

@forte: Sorry for the late response. I go days without checking back for replies on threads.

They're both really fun. Its hard to say who I like more. Mythra might edge out in fun factor cause she is so fast and can combo better, and I like her specials more. But she lacks in kill power. I am pretty much can only kill with neutral b or side smash consistently. I have only fought against level 9 cpu. I actually put 4 stock and split my time in half with each form, with mythra first.

3 Weeks ago
ShadowFox08
 

@forte: Sorry for the late response. I go days without checking back for replies on threads.

They're both really fun. Its hard to say who I like more. Mythra might edge out in fun factor cause she is so fast and can combo better, and I like her specials more. But she lacks in kill power. I am pretty much can only kill with neutral b or side smash consistently. I have only fought against level 9 cpu. I actually put 4 stock and split my time in half with each form, with mythra first.

3 Weeks ago
ShadowFox08
 

Playing a couple tedious games in Mass Effect: Andromeda and Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. (There are elements I enjoy of the latter, but boy is that game a lot of game and lacks focus.)

More importantly, however: I finally embarked on my Breath of the Wild journey. It's interesting so far in that I'm enjoying it, but find the sum of its parts better than the parts themselves. Individually, there are a number of components that I generally hate or dislike in video games: weapon degradation, inventory management, a world that's a little too open, climbing, too many mechanics. All of those I would say are in this game so far. And yet, none of it has made me hate it. (At least, not yet.) So it's kind of interesting that I can spot these individual components that I generally don't like, but am so far enjoying it.

3 Weeks ago
Jet Presto
 

Started playing Hades yesterday. Not really a huge fan of rogue lite games, but willing to give it a shot. I don't like how small the character is, but oh well. I regret getting it in physical almost. it's definitely pick up and play, but I don't have a ton of space on my SD card, and don't plan to buy another for the rest of the time the switch lasts.

3 Weeks ago
ShadowFox08
 

I don't really like Roguelikes or Rogue Lites, but I found Hades to be pretty fun. It's definitely a game I know I'll never beat, but it's a game I just enjoy picking up and making a run or two after work.

3 Weeks ago
Jet Presto
 

I think you can. It will take time, but you gotta max out certain stuff from items that carry everytime you lose (darkness, keys to unlock weapons and items, giving away nectar to npcs to getting items).

there's a god mode also where you take 2% less damage after every run, maxing out to 80% eventually.

supposedly there's 4 bosses. farthest I went was the second boss, which I almost beat two days ago.

I actually never liked the concept of rogue games either. the idea of starting over and over again after you die from the beginning. but this is my first rogue game and grinding for better items, not to mention getting new god powers to help me out in every run, is fun. if course this game is better in bursts.

3 Weeks ago
ShadowFox08
 

About a year ago, I started Final Fantasy X for the first time (also first FF). A month later, my dad was diagnosed with Anaplastic Astrocytoma. I'll always remember the first time I heard this beautiful but sad track called Wandering Flames and it reminded me of my dad, and how short our lives are.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tuCnGQOdABU

2 Weeks ago
ShadowFox08
 

@ShadowFox08

I got Smash Ultimate for my birthday. I think you wanted to battle?

My friend code: SW-6681-4528-4892

2 Hours ago
VandyInformer
 

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