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Offline Dwarfvader

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #250 on: November 16, 2013, 01:27:01 AM »
I've been playing Senran Kagura as of late, I really love it!

Offline Tsenta

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #251 on: November 16, 2013, 03:54:39 AM »
I've been spending the past few days doing nothing but eating, sleeping, and playing Pokemon X. >.>;

Offline feybornkresh

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #252 on: December 25, 2013, 11:06:48 PM »
Saints Row 4

Guild Wars 2 (not so new but I have recently been playing)

I beat Splinter Cell: Blacklist awhile back

I have Assassin's Creed 4 but I haven't downloaded it yet since I have been focusing on finishing some other things.

Also King Arthur's Gold and Vector
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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #253 on: December 26, 2013, 08:55:32 PM »
I've been playing a game called "Don't Starve" lately that I got on Steam (it's got interesting 2D art and a very sandboxy "survival" feeling to it). I admit, I ended up not paying attention to my character's Sanity rating just starting out, and the flavor of gameplay changes when your Sanity is low.

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #254 on: December 26, 2013, 09:00:00 PM »
Nether
DayZ
Started up FF XIV arr again
Civ V
Starbound

Offline Florence

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #255 on: December 27, 2013, 04:05:13 PM »
Fire Emblem: Awakening.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #256 on: December 27, 2013, 07:34:01 PM »
Got back to playing Dark Souls for some reason.
Still loving the spookyness and mystery, I intentionally avoided spoilers and try to figure things out for myself.

Offline Tsenta

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #257 on: December 27, 2013, 07:40:46 PM »
Tales of Graces f, sure it's a JRPG but man some of the character interactions have me laughing until it hurts.

Offline Shjade

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #258 on: December 27, 2013, 10:58:57 PM »
Since I got myself a console for Christmas (last gen, not next), I've been able to try out some new things!

Dragon's Crown has pretty tight controls for a brawler, which I like. You kinda have to get over the art style if you want to play it, though. The Amazon's particularly distracting, and not in a good way; the way they have her run is just...guh. Still, game-wise, it's scratching my brawler itch pretty well.

Assassin's Creed IV, on the other hand, is consuming entire days of my life. I read a review that said the game felt a lot like a modern upgrade of the Sid Meier's Pirates! games and, once you get far enough into the story that it will let you sail around freely, it really does. Sure the sailing controls on a controller are really awkward, but once you get used to them you can more or less ignore that awkwardness for the open sea. Good gosh I hadn't realized how much I missed Pirates, at least the good parts of it. And the sea shanties! If anything makes the long voyages seem less long, it's listening to pirates in high spirits passing the time with a few shanties. Good fun! ^.^

Offline Sasquatch421

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #259 on: December 29, 2013, 05:41:28 PM »
I finally got and finished Portal 2, which I loved. Having to solve the rooms is a lot better then just aim and shoot them in the head. I will admit I spent some time just standing there and laughing while I watched the defective turrets come through. Also J.K. Simmons is always awesome.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was better then I thought it would be as well. I am one of the few that actually like Raiden as a character though...

Now I'm going though Tales of Vesperia since it took a new round of console's for me to actually find it. I am laughing quite a bit....


Offline Dwarfvader

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #260 on: December 29, 2013, 05:44:08 PM »
Raiden is my favorite Metal Gear character, so I feel ya Sasquatch. And Revengeance is one of my all time favorite games, so good call on that.

I've been playing Mario Party Island Tour. It's very refreshing for a Mario Party game.

Offline Tsenta

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #261 on: December 29, 2013, 06:29:40 PM »
I finally got and finished Portal 2, which I loved. Having to solve the rooms is a lot better then just aim and shoot them in the head. I will admit I spent some time just standing there and laughing while I watched the defective turrets come through. Also J.K. Simmons is always awesome.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was better then I thought it would be as well. I am one of the few that actually like Raiden as a character though...

Now I'm going though Tales of Vesperia since it took a new round of console's for me to actually find it. I am laughing quite a bit....

The tales series are always a classic, the battle system is a bit different than your run of the mill turn based JRPG too. Many of the games have some good humor in them, so it'd be worth looking into more later on if you really enjoy Vesperia.  Another series that uses the combat system that's like the Tales series is Star Ocean. (At least the early two)

Offline Sasquatch421

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #262 on: December 29, 2013, 10:14:02 PM »
I've got Tales of Destiny on my PS1, but I honestly can't remember if it was a true Tales game or not... Been to long for my mind. I am familiar with Star Ocean. I've got the First Departure on my PSP, Second Story on the PS1, Til the End of Time on the PS2 and The Last Hope on the 360. I was always more of a Lunar fan though. I do like the battle system though and from what I have heard past Tales bosses make an appearance in Vesperia as well.

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #263 on: December 31, 2013, 02:27:16 AM »
I've got Tales of Destiny on my PS1, but I honestly can't remember if it was a true Tales game or not... Been to long for my mind. I am familiar with Star Ocean. I've got the First Departure on my PSP, Second Story on the PS1, Til the End of Time on the PS2 and The Last Hope on the 360. I was always more of a Lunar fan though. I do like the battle system though and from what I have heard past Tales bosses make an appearance in Vesperia as well.

Tales of the Abyss, tales of xillia as well are really good.

Offline Changingsaint

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #264 on: December 31, 2013, 09:01:00 AM »
With what free time I have sitting my nephew, i've been sneaking in some Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for my 3ds. I've gone from 4 hours into the game to almost 40 in the span of a week and a half. This game is highly addicting, and once you have the intricacies of combat down, it feels very accomplishing to kill that beast you've been fighting for some time and gradually turning his hide into a shiny new armor for yourself. Everything about this game screams fun once you get past the tutorial and really hunt.

Offline Jazra

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #265 on: January 03, 2014, 12:04:46 AM »
The only video game I play is the app, WordHero, on my android. Does that count? I'm totally, mind numbingly addicted to the game. Oh and when my younger brother visits, I watch him play Skyrim.

Offline LeSane

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #266 on: January 03, 2014, 03:06:43 AM »
Recently I would say I've got a few good games which were above standards. Though I have been on my indie kick as of late, yet they churn up a few good titles.
Risk of Rain
Starbound
Stanley parable
Limbo
To just say those are just a few I've enjoyed personally, yet there has been more beyond those like....
Warframe
Blood Bowl:Chaos edition
Sleeping dogs
Battlefield 4 (was indoctrinated to love it by a cousin)
GTAV

Offline IStateYourName

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #267 on: January 03, 2014, 12:19:53 PM »
Unfortunately, most of my favorite franchises have been run into the ground.

The latest version of SimCity, for instance, was nothing short of execrable.  And Civilization 5 just didn't jive with me.  The restriction of one unit per hex basically eliminated any sort of tactics from the game.  Granted that unit stacks could be problematic, but the draconian approach of eliminating them was overreach.  To its credit, Civ5 did build on the concepts of religion, culture and diplomacy (though the second was undermined by no longer allowing cultural takeovers of cities).

One title I am watching is Godus, the unofficial successor to Black and White.  However, the developers have been silent lately and I do believe it may have been stillborn.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #268 on: January 03, 2014, 04:14:30 PM »
Unfortunately, most of my favorite franchises have been run into the ground.

The latest version of SimCity, for instance, was nothing short of execrable.  And Civilization 5 just didn't jive with me.  The restriction of one unit per hex basically eliminated any sort of tactics from the game.  Granted that unit stacks could be problematic, but the draconian approach of eliminating them was overreach.  To its credit, Civ5 did build on the concepts of religion, culture and diplomacy (though the second was undermined by no longer allowing cultural takeovers of cities).

One title I am watching is Godus, the unofficial successor to Black and White.  However, the developers have been silent lately and I do believe it may have been stillborn.
I'm kind of the opposite on Civ 5. I think one military unit per tile makes the game more tactical, if a little less strategic. It means you (and more importantly the computer) can't just keep throwing units at a problem until it goes away. It's not about quantity, it's about quality.

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is a good game. It's dense as all get out, and you've really got to chew at it to get it.

Offline Shjade

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #269 on: January 03, 2014, 09:14:29 PM »
I'm kind of the opposite on Civ 5. I think one military unit per tile makes the game more tactical, if a little less strategic. It means you (and more importantly the computer) can't just keep throwing units at a problem until it goes away. It's not about quantity, it's about quality.

Partially agreed. You can keep throwing units at the problem, it just takes longer since they have to go in one at a time. The opposing side's still going to get battered down eventually unless they're WAY ahead on tech.

Just started playing Dragon's Dogma a few days ago myself. It's...hm. I like the concept and some of the execution, but its design (quests in particular) leaves something to be desired for transparency. My first playthrough of the game I missed doing anything with Quina and the Witchwood because I had the audacity to escort Mercedes to Gran Soren first - you know, the one quest you're asked to do at the same time - and upon doing so was informed that Quina's quest had been canceled and could no longer be completed. There was no indication that this was a time-sensitive quest, or that the quests were conflicting. There was no indication about anything. Just bam, quest canceled, no more Quina for you for the rest of this game.

What the hell, developers? :|

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #270 on: January 03, 2014, 09:17:40 PM »
Yeah... I know that feeling...

I looked up a walk-through on Game FAQs just so I didn't miss out on any quests. I didn't look at how to do them, just to make a checklist.

It sort of assumes you're going to meander more between Cassardis and the Encampment I suppose.

Offline TentacleFan

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #271 on: January 03, 2014, 11:36:05 PM »
Okay, so this is less of a game and more of a way of life at this point. I'm talking about a little game called Crusader Kings 2. Anyone else get sucked into this black hole of free time?

For those that haven't instead of a character or civilization you play a Dynasty, any of the Christian rulers in medieval Europe/Near East/North Africa. Expansions add the option of playing the Muslim, Jewish, or assorted Pagan rulers as well. Starting in the year 1066 or later (or a few hundred years earlier with the Old Gods expansion) up through 1453.

It may put some off with it's steep learning curve, I probably restarted 4 times and took a good 10+ hours to really feel I had things down. It was worth it when my Irish dynasty managed to create the Kingdom of Ireland by their third generation and then through a mix of inter-marrying and conquest went on to eventually rule over all of the British Isles.

Basically it's like catnip for this history nerd.

Oh and you can get get a program to export your game at the end of Crusader Kings 2 to use that state of the world in the companies other game Europa Universalis IV and continue to play from the 1400's all the way to 1821.  ;D

Offline Shjade

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #272 on: January 04, 2014, 04:01:29 AM »
It may put some off with it's steep learning curve...

That and its poor optimization. Between the long loads, slow performance and the impenetrable UI I only managed 3 hours of patience trying to let the game sell me on it before I just gave up completely.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #273 on: January 04, 2014, 04:27:20 AM »
Crusader kings 2 is a great grand strategy game. Incredibly complex and hard to play as you learn it but oh so satisfying once you get your medieval murderking on. And the DLC is pretty good for it, lots of nice scenarios or ideas.

Dragon's Dogma is a horribly optimized game that was released before it could be fully finished and optimized. Its a terribly rushed game and yet I found myself really enjoying it. It didn't hurt that I could Guts from Berserk's armor in it, so I could travel the lands as the cursed swordsman.

I've been playing the new Shadow Warrior remake, and its pretty fun. The humor is crude and rude, the graphics aren't the most advanced and its not to everyones taste... But the melee combat is fun, and beheading demons with sword combos before backing off and unloading shotgun shells to the face as to charge up a ki blast is great, oldschool run and gun (And stab and slice and skewer) fun.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #274 on: January 04, 2014, 07:07:24 AM »
Okay, so this is less of a game and more of a way of life at this point. I'm talking about a little game called Crusader Kings 2. Anyone else get sucked into this black hole of free time?

For those that haven't instead of a character or civilization you play a Dynasty, any of the Christian rulers in medieval Europe/Near East/North Africa. Expansions add the option of playing the Muslim, Jewish, or assorted Pagan rulers as well. Starting in the year 1066 or later (or a few hundred years earlier with the Old Gods expansion) up through 1453.

It may put some off with it's steep learning curve, I probably restarted 4 times and took a good 10+ hours to really feel I had things down. It was worth it when my Irish dynasty managed to create the Kingdom of Ireland by their third generation and then through a mix of inter-marrying and conquest went on to eventually rule over all of the British Isles.

Basically it's like catnip for this history nerd.

Oh and you can get get a program to export your game at the end of Crusader Kings 2 to use that state of the world in the companies other game Europa Universalis IV and continue to play from the 1400's all the way to 1821.  ;D
As much as I appreciate the date 1066, my degree being English and all, the crusades didn't actually start until 1096. So I find the title misleading.

Still, playing the Battle of Hastings might be pretty fun.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2014, 09:36:55 AM by Inkidu »