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On 6/21/2018 at 4:49 PM, ManUtdRedDevils said:

God Of War.  Really taken aback by how good the game is and how much I am enjoying it even though I hate Kratos as a character. 

Yea I agree.

   That's the game I was playing when the camp fire struck us Nov. 8th thus losing the disc and console etc. I keep thinking that its gonna be a playstation plus game, thus making me not buy it again! I miss it and hopefully will own it yet again!

 

   That said, I'm trucking through Zelda: Breath of the Wild and it's fantastic. The switch was the only piece of electric equipment I didnt lose in that fire. Well the console, lost the base! It's just so great, and unique, and cant stop playing it. I play at least 1 hour a day, and that's alot for me...

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11 hours ago, dualhunter said:

I really liked it, definitely not the best but with all the Metroidvanias available these days I have no regrets picking this one to play. Some Metroidvanias drag out too long but it had a good length. It would have been nice if the map used different colors for different areas and either area completion or markers like in the Metroid games so I wouldn't have had to consult online maps to find the rest of the ivory bugs. I'm still not sure if I want to take a chance on Minoria (same developer) but most of the reviews are positive so I'll probably get it in a future sale.

Yeah I've had Minoria in my wishlist for awhile. Just doesn't look quite good enough to pull the trigger on.

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After dying an embarassing amount of times, I've finally escaped the police station in RE2 (most deaths came from trying to find all the last bits in the police station and not being careful enough about being trapped by Mr X or the Lickers). It's also been a really nice feeling to sit down with a game for a decent stretch of time (I think I've actually put an hour in today).

 

Update: A bit more time, I've come to the conclusion that whilst I really like RE2, I'm not very good at it and spend most of my life at caution with a handful of bullets. That said, I've just got past a mini-section with Mr X which is a relief as I just don't enjoy them that much. It does add pressure, but not fun for me. All that said, when I complete it, I'll play another game then complete Claire's scenario and be just as happy/annoyed. 

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I'm finally playing Final Fantasy XIII. It was the main reason I got a PS3 but then I ended up not getting the game. I got the Steam version during the last holiday sale. I installed FFXIII fix, turned off cloud saves and disabled the Steam overlay and so far everything is good at 4K60 with no crashes or performance issues. I have to use alt + F4 and then enter to exit the game. Square Enix should have to pay for FFXIII fix before being sent to the :guillotine:but at least game is looking good and running well.

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More RE2. I'm 2 items away from getting out of the sewer which will involve going to the very bottom...so I'm sure that will be horrific. I'm really enjoying the game, but it does seem to make design choices that extend the game/difficulty rather than increase the level of fun. 

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4 hours ago, gamer.tv said:

More RE2. I'm 2 items away from getting out of the sewer which will involve going to the very bottom...so I'm sure that will be horrific. I'm really enjoying the game, but it does seem to make design choices that extend the game/difficulty rather than increase the level of fun. 

Yeah that's classic RE... NONE of the puzzle elements make much sense :p I'm playing it as well along with Deus Ex Mankind Divided.

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Few hours into Uncharted 2 in the collection.  The game holds up as a visual spectacle in the current gen.  But having just come off Uncharted 1... it's more similar than I thought it'd be, given the general negative impressions of the first game.

A lot of the jank is cleaned up.  There's more variety in the environments.  It feels much more directed.  The shooting is slightly better.  But I can't say I'm having a whole lot more fun with it.  Maybe because the rhythm of combat feels largely the same, with a few bells and whistles here and there.  

I have a much higher opinion of Tomb Raider 2013 at the moment.

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I ALWAYS thought Uncharted 2 was overhyped especially considering how lukewarm folks were to the first game. I enjoy the series and have played them all except for Lost Legacy and just finished The fourth game this month but I have generally felt that the series is pretty overrated. The Tomb Raider reboot games does everything this series does better. Also while Uncharted 2 may be fairly polished, the jank returns in the third and fourth games with the third being the jankiest of the bunch. 

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I've mentioned that I've been having some carpal tunnel issues, so I've barely picked up a controller in months. I can peck at an iPad alright though, so I've been playing a ton of Hearthstone, and I started Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition. I've always been intrigued by this subgenre of RPG, but I usually bounce off of them pretty quickly. I'm digging this one so far, and it seems like a good fit for iPad. I tried the Bauldur's Gate EE a while ago, but it felt kinda clunky by comparison. 

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yesterday I finally installed and tried Days Gone..only played a few minutes...motorcycle controls SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And then today I played a bit of SoTC.  Been forever since I played and will definitely need to get used to the controls again, especially controlling the horse, but the game is still damn impressive. 

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4 hours ago, skillzdadirecta said:

I ALWAYS thought Uncharted 2 was overhyped especially considering how lukewarm folks were to the first game. I enjoy the series and have played them all except for Lost Legacy and just finished The fourth game this month but I have generally felt that the series is pretty overrated. The Tomb Raider reboot games does everything this series does better. Also while Uncharted 2 may be fairly polished, the jank returns in the third and fourth games with the third being the jankiest of the bunch. 

 

Good to know.  I'll probably finish out 2 and take a small break.

 

One thing I will say, it's very nice comfort food to have during all the paranoia today.  They literally give you hints if you aren't looking in the right direction.  And I get a Time Crisis feel from some of the gunplay now in 2.  Just point and shoot, bob in and out of cover, follow the path, enjoy the ride.

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1 hour ago, EternallDarkness said:

yesterday I finally installed and tried Days Gone..only played a few minutes...motorcycle controls SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

 

Initially, yes.  Once you get a feel for the handling and get a few upgrades, it feels a lot better.

One of the biggest problems with Days Gone is that they set you back too far in the beginning.  But it's made up somewhat by the skill tree being really smartly designed.  Skill points are always exciting to get.

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7 minutes ago, crispy4000 said:

 

Initially, yes.  Once you get a feel for the handling and get a few upgrades, it feels a lot better.

One of the biggest problems with Days Gone is that they set you back too far in the beginning.  But it's made up somewhat by the skill tree being really smartly designed.  Skill points are always exciting to get.

 

that is good to hear

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Playing Doom Eternal -- at this point I have only played a couple of levels (they seem longer than I remember the initial levels of Doom being).  I am enjoying it, but haven't played enough of it yet to form any solid opinions.

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Still tinkering around with Breath of the Wild now and then. I haven't gone in to Hyrule Castle pretty much at all... I'm still just having too much fun exploring, and I heard that once you beat Ganon you're not allowed to explore anymore so I've been putting off that final boss battle.

 

I'm well over 100 hours into my first play through and finally finished all of the shrines, but have probably hundreds of korok seeds to go. :daydream: 

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Animal Crossing—

 

Day One: The Nook Miles system is enough to drag u to try and meet the next milestone.. the way the content and island seem to be opening up seems to promise fresh “significant” milestones at a healthy pace

 

I honestly just want to make pro dedigns so i can remake my soccer jerseys.,

 

streetpass from New Leaf will be missed

 

 

biggest disappointment so far is Shari is a neighbor AGAIN!!

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I originally played it on PS4, but now on Switch, I'll be finishing up the campaign for Doom 2016. Regardless of platform, Doom 2016 Rips and Tears well. :devil:

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Continuing my RE2 updates. By the looks of things, I'm close to the end of Leon's campaign and will try and finish it off tomorrow. It's been fun getting back into playing some games after not really touching anything for a few months. Hopefully then at least I can write about something a bit more diverse. 

 

UPDATE: On the very final boss and I died a good 5 times. So I'm going for my usual tactic of leaving it for the night, trying tomorrow and expecting to do it first time. I did actually play some Metroid Prime today just to see where I was (literally outside of the room with the Ice Beam) so I may see how that goes. I'm quite tempted to have a look at the games that I have a few hours left in and use a guide and polish them off...although Dark Souls comes into that list and I don't know if I have the patience...but you never know. 

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I was talking to a guy at work about games and he asked me if I heard about The Witcher. I told him I hadn't played it much but I have it on my Steam account. He kept arguing that it isn't available on Steam but i remember having both 1&2 on Steam? @SFLUFAN am I remembering wrong?

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4 minutes ago, Remarkableriots said:

I was talking to a guy at work about games and he asked me if I heard about The Witcher. I told him I hadn't played it much but I have it on my Steam account. He kept arguing that it isn't available on Steam but i remember having both 1&2 on Steam? @SFLUFAN am I remembering wrong?

Not only is it available on Steam, but they're all on sale today :p

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I have been dissin' Doom E but the but I have been really enjoying the combat. Also, I am not sure why they call it it DOOM when the game is clearly supposed to be called

"Super Shotty Hook and Fiery".

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Finished RE2. I'm aware there's another ending, but by the looks of the sneak-peak it's the actual ending from the original, so I'm not overly fussed about it right now. That said, great game and if it wasn't for Mr X, would be my favourite RE game. 

 

I think I'm going to play What Remains of Edith Finch next as I've heard great things, enjoy strong stories (I was a massive fan of Everybody's Gone to the Rapture) and then we'll see...

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So I started What Remains of Edith Finch at 6:30 this morning and finished it (after breakfast) at 10am. What a wonderful game. 

 

UPDATE: So, in order to have 'something' on the go at any time and the fact that I wanted something to play when my wife is playing Two Point Hospital (which has now taken over her life) I've started to play Final Fantasy 4 on the DS. I'm not exactly confident that I will stick with it, but it gives me a handheld option. I'll also start up a new AC:WW game to give me something that I can just play without really thinking. 

 

Console-wise, I tried Watch Dogs 2 and didn't love the tutorial so I may put that on hold and start Death Stranding. It seems like the kind of game that I can play early in the morning (about 5:30am after I've been running) and play before anyone is up in my house, rather than do extended playthroughs. 

 

I do really want to see off all the big games from 2019 at some point though (Sekiro -possibly, The Outer Worlds, The Outer Wilds, Fallen Order, Control, possibly Crash Team Racing for some co-op) along with some slightly older games (Spiderman, Tetris Effect, Celeste, Undertale, Crash 'N-sane trilogy, and Spyro)....it's just a shame they all cost money, take time and need commitment. All things I'm putting towards teacher training rather than gaming..

 

 

 

UPDATE 2: So, I've decided on Death Stranding and so far I'm a fan of the Kojima weirdness and unnecessary everything that's going on. .My wife also decided to buy Crash Team Racing and I've been playing that on and off (the idea being we will play against some friends of our online). 

 

I do have to say, after being pretty good at Mario Kart 7 and 8, it's a step back being shite at this. 

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Just to boop this up a bit. So far, I've enjoyed Death Stranding and will take on the advice to power through as quickly as possible until Chapter 4. It definitely satisfied that Kojima itch. I'm also improving at CTR after changing some of the settings, although I need to get better at drifting. I'll keep plugging away at both and see how I go. 

 

UPDATE: I'm still enjoying Dead Stranding after playing about 6 hours so far. I do appreciate that it's not the perfect game but one thing that is amazing is the audio. I used my headphones whilst my wife was working at home the other day and it sounds phenomenal. Wife has decided to buy Uncharted: Lost Legacy to play through so I'll see when I can get more time in...(although I read more about games, she definitely plays the most out of the two of us).

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I just tried Shadow of the Colossus on PS4 and I still just can't get into this game.

 

I've owned it on PS2, the remaster on PS3 and now on PS+ as the remake and it's such a gorgeous and atmospheric game but man, the gameplay and controls...

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I played most of DOOM 2016 but quit because it's just a bunch of boring arena kill rooms. Now I'm playing through Wolfenstein The New Order and it's so much more interesting. 

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