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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #825 on: January 20, 2015, 11:55:51 AM »
* Oniya still has a backlog of PS2 games and will be quite happy as long as her PS2 continues to work.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #826 on: January 20, 2015, 12:03:03 PM »
I'm playing Minecraft.

My problem with Minecraft is that unless it's an emergency I tend to play it too realistically.

When I build a tower I often run scaffolding up it, I put wooden beams in my mines. I build a dock I have to dam off the work area, sink pylons into the sand and then build the deck. My end all be all design is to try and replicate a model of Rapture, under the water, but I'm not up to that at all. :P

Though I do have an idea or a series of aqueducts that are used or boat transport around the land. :P
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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #827 on: January 20, 2015, 12:12:45 PM »
Nothing wrong with making things look realistic.  There's a modpack for the PC version that requires that sort of thing. 
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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #828 on: January 20, 2015, 01:49:32 PM »
Nothing wrong with making things look realistic.  There's a modpack for the PC version that requires that sort of thing. 
(For your entertainment:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHCu0VGexDw)
Of course those scaffolds come in handy when working on towers and walls. Also, I actually use building practices. All that gravel I can never find a use for goes into wall filler (which is great when creepers do manage to blow it up because all the gravel falls to the bottom and you just fill it in from the top) and roadbeds.

(Also means I don't have to makes so many stone bricks. :P)

Also have an idea for glass-tubing some lava so I can light up my mine with minimal resources (torches get boring).

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #829 on: January 20, 2015, 01:56:51 PM »
When I build a tower I often run scaffolding up it, I put wooden beams in my mines. I build a dock I have to dam off the work area, sink pylons into the sand and then build the deck. My end all be all design is to try and replicate a model of Rapture, under the water, but I'm not up to that at all. :P

I built an underwater house once. It was ... hard.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #830 on: January 20, 2015, 02:04:50 PM »
I've still never played Minecraft.

I need to sit down and finish one of my games. I dunno what, though. Maybe Radiant Historia.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #831 on: January 21, 2015, 10:53:57 AM »
Seems Elder Scrolls Online is dropping the subscription requirements in March. Buy to play, subscribers get extra. Fairly standard fremium hybrid by the sounds of it.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #832 on: January 22, 2015, 01:12:47 PM »
Seems Elder Scrolls Online is dropping the subscription requirements in March. Buy to play, subscribers get extra. Fairly standard fremium hybrid by the sounds of it.

Standard freemium models are utter shit.  Most of the time you get restrictions on gear, exp gain, money cap and so on.  Why say your game is free to play if you restrict what players can have and do.  I also think the sixty dollar price tag on this game needs to drastically drop, it obviously isn't worth that much.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #833 on: January 22, 2015, 01:55:46 PM »
Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor for PS3. I've also played the PS4 release. obviously some differences in graphics and the PS4 version does run a bit better but Istill enjoy the PS3 version. Almost feel like Ihave to be more strategic.


as a side note most of my other games have already been mentioned.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #834 on: January 23, 2015, 08:59:20 AM »
Started playing through Final Fantasy on a GBA emulator on my cell phone.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #835 on: January 23, 2015, 01:33:57 PM »
Started playing through Final Fantasy on a GBA emulator on my cell phone.

Which one?

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #836 on: January 23, 2015, 01:35:29 PM »
The first one. The Dawn of Souls GBA version.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #837 on: January 27, 2015, 03:08:26 PM »
So I just picked up Rage for 8 bucks anyone have any thoughts about it?

Also does anyone know how often gearbox releases shift codes? The other half and I just found out thats how to get more golden keys for Borderlands 2 and I am sorely tempted to burn more keys opening the chest but want to get an idea of how much restraint I should be using.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #838 on: January 27, 2015, 03:18:53 PM »
So I just picked up Rage for 8 bucks anyone have any thoughts about it?

Also does anyone know how often gearbox releases shift codes? The other half and I just found out thats how to get more golden keys for Borderlands 2 and I am sorely tempted to burn more keys opening the chest but want to get an idea of how much restraint I should be using.

My dad thinks Rage is the best game ever and played through it 3 times already. I don't have a 360 so I can't play. I did some of the race challenges for him, and from what else I have seen it looks good. Definitely worth the $8 bucks.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #839 on: January 27, 2015, 09:33:03 PM »
So I just picked up Rage for 8 bucks anyone have any thoughts about it?

Also does anyone know how often gearbox releases shift codes? The other half and I just found out thats how to get more golden keys for Borderlands 2 and I am sorely tempted to burn more keys opening the chest but want to get an idea of how much restraint I should be using.

Expect the game to end when you'd expect most games to hit the major turning point or climax. Otherwise, it's a fun little murderfest, and the mutant areas are the most-fun I've had in, well, ever. (Hint: Shotgun is your Friend)

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #840 on: January 28, 2015, 09:49:23 AM »
Assassin's Creed: Rogue is fun. It's pretty much a refined Black Flag but that's not a bad thing. The sailing has gotten a few tweaks. Since you don't have to worry about the abysmal Kenway's Fleet thing you can salvage any captured ships for money, I took down a very injured Man O' War and salvaged it for like fifteen hundred pounds. They also shifted some of the weapons. You have explosive shot in your chasers, fire oil for your fight which instead of laying mines lays a lit oil slick of pain. You can also shoot icebergs to create swells that will take down gunboats and schooners outright. Little thing for me, but the Morrigan is in generally better repair than the Jackdaw. I was getting tired of the starboard plank that never gets fixed. :P

On the land Cormack tends to move a little surer than any previous Assassin except maybe Connor. I think they shored up some of the vertical climbing. They also don't hold back the various darts for long.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #841 on: January 29, 2015, 06:03:44 PM »
Played all the Shantae games recently.
Figured I should since I dropped quite a bit of money into the kickstarter for the new one considering I hadn't even heard of the franchise before that... I was not disappointed.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #842 on: February 01, 2015, 11:16:13 PM »
So I've started playing State of Decay (4 hours in) on the PC and.. Oh dear.

I sort of like it, even though I shouldn't - It's got just about everything I don't like mixed together, and yet it's kind of working. However, the game is quite repetitive and my initial enthusiasm is starting to die down a bit..

Just.. Zombies? Uuugh..

Ironically, I'm waiting excitedly for Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army Trilogy.

Edit: My favorite character just got torn in two because of a bug, and there's apparently no way to reload or do anything - She's just gone now. That's pretty much bummed me out of the whole thing. :/
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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #843 on: February 02, 2015, 06:16:23 AM »
Yeah, for all the interesting things State of Decay does, its autosaving combined with game-ending bugs can pretty much kill anyone's enthusiasm for it when bad luck strikes.

I was trying to report a bug on one issue when ANOTHER bug came up that completely erased my main save game file. That was pretty much the end of my interest in SoD after ~50 hours of play. ;p

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #844 on: February 02, 2015, 10:27:18 AM »
Been going through Freelancer again.

It's definitely on the arcade side of space trading games and doesn't have the depth of the best X games... but neither does it have the horrendous learning curve. Throw in some good mods and it's been a pretty good experience; the graphics are obviously outdated but the basic gameplay holds up well.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #845 on: February 02, 2015, 12:30:19 PM »
Yeah, for all the interesting things State of Decay does, its autosaving combined with game-ending bugs can pretty much kill anyone's enthusiasm for it when bad luck strikes.

I was trying to report a bug on one issue when ANOTHER bug came up that completely erased my main save game file. That was pretty much the end of my interest in SoD after ~50 hours of play. ;p

SoD is not on the XBOX ONE so when I switched over I had to stop playing it. Oddly, they do have Costume Quest 2 on the XBOX ONE and a few other 360 Arcade games.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #846 on: February 02, 2015, 04:22:30 PM »
Seems I have great luck in picking games. Went back to Mass Effect 1 after dropping State of Decay because of how tedious and.. 'Meh' I ended up finding it, and apparently the auto-save system on PC is borked.. I just randomly died and now I lost about an hour and a half of tedious progress..

Stuff like that makes me question why I even picked up this hobby to begin with.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #847 on: February 03, 2015, 06:48:19 PM »
Dragon Age: Inquisition. It will eat your soul for about 100 hours if you do it right. Bioware's romace options will kill me, I swear.
Also, whoever mentioned Rage? I loved it, but i thought it was too short.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #848 on: February 04, 2015, 05:06:58 AM »
I just played through the first episode of "Life is Strange" on the PS4.
It more or less follows the Telltale-formula of telling an interactive story instead of being a real game, but it does it quite well. The whole thing has some kind of Indie-vibe to it, that somehow reminded me of the movie "Juno".

I really liked the first episode (wich is about 2-3 hours long) and Im looking forward to the next.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #849 on: February 06, 2015, 09:43:27 AM »
I started playing Dragon Age: Inquisition. It has made me fall in lone with the DA series all over again.