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I'm playing more WoW Classic. My mage reached level 60 and I have been raiding regularly for the past couple of weeks. It is fun and interesting to go back and play somehting where I know how it can play out. I know what to expect and it is fun to revisit the dungeons and raids.

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Put another 10 hours into Hollow Knight, and this game has now shot up on my all-time-greats list.  As far as Metroidvania's go, I'd put Prime 1 higher, but that might be it.

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Breath of the Wild, just finding Shrines, getting armour, killing things and avoiding trying to actually finish it. 

 

As I seem to post every week, I also still intent to get back into RE2...but then I'm playing rugby tomorrow and have work to do...

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Bruh, it is ridiculous how much nostalgia I'm feeling towards Tales of Vesperia right now.

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29 minutes ago, Bacon said:

Bruh, it is ridiculous how much nostalgia I'm feeling towards Tales of Vesperia right now.

I’ve playing through it on Switch. It’s a great ride. 

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I've played a couple of hours of The Witcher -- watching the Netflix series got me interested in playing the games.

Feels like an old-school CRPG, terrible graphics (lots of glitches/clipping), a questionable battle system and bad voice acting.

I'm still pretty early in Chapter 1 -- so it might get better.

 

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12 hours ago, AbsolutSurgen said:

I've played a couple of hours of The Witcher -- watching the Netflix series got me interested in playing the games.

Feels like an old-school CRPG, terrible graphics (lots of glitches/clipping), a questionable battle system and bad voice acting.

I'm still pretty early in Chapter 1 -- so it might get better.

 

Spoiler

It doesn’t. At least not for me. :lol:

 

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8 hours ago, ALIEN-gunner said:

I'm not there yet but if it sucks I'll move on. I got the game on the cheap.

I focused mainly on the story quests and ignored the rest. Due to that, I was “under-leveled” and my guns did shit against the boss. I quit mid-fight and moved onto another game. This was at release so maybe it was patched. 

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Attempting GTA4 again.  In the slow and boring early parts of the game.  I'm sure at some point this will get old and aggravating and I'll put it down. . .I'm already annoyed by my phone constantly ringing.

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After weeks of threatening, I actually playing Resident Evil 2 today. I did a quick recon of the controls, looked around...died when I was trapped by a Licker and Mr X, all good. I had a quick scout at a guide and now know what to do/where to go, so I'll give it a bit more of a go next week (I may go as far as to push and try and finish the first scenario)

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So, I am most of the way through Chapter 4 of the Witcher -- so I'm guessing I am ~4/5 through the game.  Other than the Netflix series, and reading the first few chapters of "The Last Wish", this is my first introduction into Witcher lore.

 

The Good:

-  It is great to play a game that has "monsters" and story-telling that doesn't feel derivative to either Tolkien or Bram Stroker

-- The combat is interesting -- and has a lot more depth and is better than some recent games like RDR2.  (It's probably a stretch to call it "good")

-- Some of the story-telling feels atypical for a computer game -- its great to play a game that doesn't feel like a standard western European/North American/Japanese story.

 

The Bad

--  The jank is some of the worst I have ever seen.  Lots of clipping, characters beards are actively waving like a flag, etc.

-- The game is actively cringe inducing when it comes to women.  Most of the women look like super models with breast implants and half are nude or in lingerie.  Geralt feels like he is going on a fucking tour of Eastern Europe -- he has already had sex with 15-20 women so far in the game (and it is more awkward than AC:Odyssey/Mass Effect)

-- The voice acting, dialog writing, and graphics are objectively bad.

--  The quest design has me actively walking back and forth to the same locations OVER-AND-OVER.

 

However, because it is so different than modern games -- even though the game is objectively "not good", and I would never recommend it to anyone, there is something compelling about playing through a game that is so different in a gameplay/storytelling way from every other game.

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Done with Resident Evil 2. Started 7. Only played a bit. Hopefully at some point it actually gets good.

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Just finished Life is Strange 2. 

 

Somehow I'm also hopelessly addicted to Escape from Tarkov, which I didn't expect to happen. I feel like I haven't had a game rewire my dopamine pathways this was since I first played WoW. I suspect that with the rise in demand for HOBBY GRADE games from the twitch crowd who need a game they can play all day every day we are going to be seeing a lot more ultra demanding high risk/reward type games come out. 

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Slay the Spire

 

Started playing it yesterday, yeah this game is crack. Simple extremely well balanced roguelike. 

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On 2/8/2020 at 5:17 AM, ManUtdRedDevils said:

I focused mainly on the story quests and ignored the rest. Due to that, I was “under-leveled” and my guns did shit against the boss. I quit mid-fight and moved onto another game. This was at release so maybe it was patched. 

I don't know about patches but I'm playing on the highest difficulty, trying to complete every mission and maxing out all of the stats. 

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Well, I was enjoying DMC5 until it forced me to play a different character. I was just getting Nero's combat down too. It's still a great game, and I can see what they are trying to do in terms of the narrative. But man, what a total mood killer. Really don't like forced character changes in game. Heck, even when I play turn based games I hardly ever switch to other people in my party unless it forces me too. But at least it was on game pass :shrug:

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lol, The Witcher 3 being a bad game.

 

 

Anyway, I'm finally playing something again. Got back into Link's Awakening this morning and I'll play more tonight. I'm going to beat the game this time. No more breaks.

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11 hours ago, elbobo said:

Slay the Spire

 

Started playing it yesterday, yeah this game is crack. Simple extremely well balanced roguelike. 

 

Slay the Spire makes time pass like no other game. I blink and two hours are gone. It is both a blessing and a curse.

 

I'm also a huge fan of the new character.

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1 minute ago, ALIEN-gunner said:

I don't know about patches but I'm playing on the highest difficulty, trying to complete every mission and maxing out all of the stats. 

Then you should not have a problem. 

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I just finished my very first playthrough of RE2.  Was thinking of booting up Witcher 3 finally to get through the DLC.  Might have to start over for a couple hours to get used to the game again.  I have Spiderman and started it then put it down for a while.  After playing through all the Batman games I just cant get into this just yet.  Maybe after Witcher DLC and a Clair playthrough of RE2 if something new and fresh doesn't come around.

 

Also if you haven't played Witcher 3... It's the greatest game of all time, lol

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On 2/9/2020 at 4:51 PM, AbsolutSurgen said:

So, I am most of the way through Chapter 4 of the Witcher -- so I'm guessing I am ~4/5 through the game.  Other than the Netflix series, and reading the first few chapters of "The Last Wish", this is my first introduction into Witcher lore.

 

The Good:

-  It is great to play a game that has "monsters" and story-telling that doesn't feel derivative to either Tolkien or Bram Stroker

-- The combat is interesting -- and has a lot more depth and is better than some recent games like RDR2.  (It's probably a stretch to call it "good")

-- Some of the story-telling feels atypical for a computer game -- its great to play a game that doesn't feel like a standard western European/North American/Japanese story.

 

The Bad

--  The jank is some of the worst I have ever seen.  Lots of clipping, characters beards are actively waving like a flag, etc.

-- The game is actively cringe inducing when it comes to women.  Most of the women look like super models with breast implants and half are nude or in lingerie.  Geralt feels like he is going on a fucking tour of Eastern Europe -- he has already had sex with 15-20 women so far in the game (and it is more awkward than AC:Odyssey/Mass Effect)

-- The voice acting, dialog writing, and graphics are objectively bad.

--  The quest design has me actively walking back and forth to the same locations OVER-AND-OVER.

 

However, because it is so different than modern games -- even though the game is objectively "not good", and I would never recommend it to anyone, there is something compelling about playing through a game that is so different in a gameplay/storytelling way from every other game.

Just so I'm clear, you're talking about the FIRST Witcher game here, right? Not the third one?

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