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Re: What'cha Playing?

Post by Zombra » July 30th, 2018, 3:10 pm

Ah! A mediocre game played co-op with a good friend is a good game. Enjoy :D
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Re: What'cha Playing?

Post by immagikman » July 30th, 2018, 3:27 pm

Zombra wrote:
July 30th, 2018, 3:10 pm
Ah! A mediocre game played co-op with a good friend is a good game. Enjoy :D
I was actually considering Elex until my brother pointed out...its single player only so perhaps Ill try it for me and do Anthem with him

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Re: What'cha Playing?

Post by Orpheus the Bard » July 31st, 2018, 4:49 am

Been playing Vampyr (Not sure why they spell it that way.) and although it received a lot of official praise, people like myself have been giving bad reviews. Of course, I haven't reviewed it yet. I figured I give it a descent chance since by now, it's too late to refund. It reminds me of a severely budgeted Dishonoured. They even share a fast movement ability that is really just so ultra fast it's look like a short teleport. Graphically it's a little worse than the other game and not sure why I was so blind in purchasing, but it was on sale for the weekend I thought I'd give it the benefit of the doubt. In a video I watched of the game the BC describes the combat as not so much broken as just very hard to do. While general movement is very clunky, maybe this is deliberate to make the player work harder. While something make perfect sense like making world war two veteran and doctor into a vampire who could use his work as the perfect place to feed from. (Of course, he does this for the benefit of his work as well, So what if he sacrifices a few to save many.) Yet, he also does some amateur detective work, and shows his capacity to be very blunt in his investigation.

For those special fans of Vampire the Masquerade, you may find some of the terminology doesn't quite match up (Not that it has to be.) like when embracing a mere mortal is really just a fancy word for killing them by draining all their blood & not siring them. Still the game is better than Bloodlines and Redemption. It does show that games have progressed this far at least, but there is still room for a lot of improvement. I was expecting a game with more social powers and not so much awkward fighting.
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Re: What'cha Playing?

Post by Drool » July 31st, 2018, 2:13 pm

Probably because Dontnod Entertainment is a French company.
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Re: What'cha Playing?

Post by Orpheus the Bard » August 1st, 2018, 12:06 pm

Talking of Vampyr. Sorry, I was so mean to this game at first. It's definitely better now in it own established way. That was before I got past my first game boss, the game slowly opens up as you play it more and it's not a lot of fun. I just found boring before at the beginning once the main character got settled into his new job.
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Re: What'cha Playing?

Post by Zombra » September 15th, 2018, 1:37 pm

With the recent Rimworld update I am re-addicted. Since it's a sandbox game with no hard goals, I decided to make my own. Using the Prepare Carefully mod I created a whole cast of characters, each with their own agenda. Link to the profile sheet I assembled before beginning play.

Also just picked up Lamplight City, excellent looking detective game. Haven't really come to grips with it yet but very much looking forward to the detective mechanics and "fail forward" paradigm (you can get a case wrong and continue to play).
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Re: What'cha Playing?

Post by Drool » September 15th, 2018, 1:55 pm

I randomly started playing my copy of Dragon Age 2.

It's okay.
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Re: What'cha Playing?

Post by Woolfe » September 16th, 2018, 7:34 pm

I keep coming back to Kenshi.... I have a rather successful Outpost now, and can fight off most of the weaker roaming bands of miscreants.
Finally managed to get one of my characters with enough lockpick to be able to raid ruins and break into chests for those precious ancient texts and engineering research options.

I'm thinking of building up my away team with a more combat bent (versus stealth at the moment) and raiding the Dust bandits and Bands of bones groups. If I can get tough enough I might even try and take out some Holy nation scum.
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Re: What'cha Playing?

Post by Gizmo » September 16th, 2018, 7:58 pm

Today I tried out Satellite Reign. So far... it visually appears like a better Shadowrun—sans magic, and the fantasy races; although there is a Magic Wand skill... and I've not yet seen what it is for. It seems a bit GTA-like, with a sectional unlocking city, and sparse player direction.

On the whole... interesting so far; but I am only about 40 minutes in.

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Re: What'cha Playing?

Post by Orpheus the Bard » September 17th, 2018, 2:52 pm

Been playing a lot of "Age of Mythology" lately and was perplexed when the designated enemy took this relic during one of my last games. I was gob-smacked, my jaw dropped....

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I didn't bother putting a circle around it, you can recognise that name!
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Re: What'cha Playing?

Post by Gizmo » September 17th, 2018, 4:05 pm

Orpheus the Bard wrote:
September 17th, 2018, 2:52 pm
I didn't bother putting a circle around it, you can recognise that name!
In my first game of Baldur's Gate 2, I had a dwarf join the party, and when I looked at his character sheet... I saw that he had the same last name as my character—imported from BG1. I actually got someone from Black Isle on the phone and asked him if that was some kind of bug—or a feature. He looked it up, and—as one might expect, it wasn't; that was just the name that they had also come up with. But it was an odd coincidence.

**The name of the Dwarf was Korgan Bloodaxe; my PC's name was Kraven Bloodaxe; it would have been even stranger had I named him Kragan. :lol:

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Re: What'cha Playing?

Post by Orpheus the Bard » September 17th, 2018, 7:12 pm

Gizmo wrote:
September 17th, 2018, 4:05 pm
Orpheus the Bard wrote:
September 17th, 2018, 2:52 pm
I didn't bother putting a circle around it, you can recognise that name!
In my first game of Baldur's Gate 2, I had a dwarf join the party, and when I looked at his character sheet... I saw that he had the same last name as my character—imported from BG1. I actually got someone from Black Isle on the phone and asked him if that was some kind of bug—or a feature. He looked it up, and—as one might expect, it wasn't; that was just the name that they had also come up with. But it was an odd coincidence.

**The name of the Dwarf was Korgan Bloodaxe; my PC's name was Kraven Bloodaxe; it would have been even stranger had I named him Kragan. :lol:
For me it's less of coincidence if the name is also well known in Greek Mythogy. Although I was still shocked to see it in the game like it was.
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