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post #8801 of 10833

Tried Rebel Galaxy, one of the freebie PS+ games this month hoping it would tide me over until No Man's Sky.

 

Died three missions in. Restarted. Died two missions in. Restarted. On the initial mission I kept shooting at a ship and never did damage to it. Finally got fed up and rammed my ship into the other ship. It took no damage. My ship blew up.

post #8802 of 10833
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Originally Posted by tcjsavannah View Post

Tried Rebel Galaxy, one of the freebie PS+ games this month hoping it would tide me over until No Man's Sky.

Died three missions in. Restarted. Died two missions in. Restarted. On the initial mission I kept shooting at a ship and never did damage to it. Finally got fed up and rammed my ship into the other ship. It took no damage. My ship blew up.

Start by just accepting low risk missions and upgrading your weaponry with the proceeds...in no time you'll be bored by the fact that there's just not much going on in this game.
post #8803 of 10833
So it's a PS+ game, basically.
post #8804 of 10833
Thread Starter 
Tembo the Haradrim Mumakil - Once in awhile I come across a run ruining bug...stupid civilians won't jump on. Still digging the sonic-esque speed/platforming.

Crazy Tetris Tower Something - It's okay, but not amazing. Kind of meh really.

I Am Shitsuna - Somber overwrought piano music is grating. The repetitive snow covered world is boring to traverse. I'm just going to fire up DS Chrono Trigger instead on my commute.

Nvidia Titan X Pascal - The beast is mine, all mine. 4K gaming at 60 fps on one card is now a thing. What, turn down anti aliasing or level of details? You take me for some pitiful 1080 Gtx owner? Everything cranked up all the time, using a custom fan profile to boost the oc. Hit 2065 on air. Wait until we water cool this shit. I keep telling myself I don't need two of these. So, where are these fabled 5k/8k monitors tech industry, we can go deeper down the rabbit hole.

Abzu - Playing this at 4k on a 65" OLED screen. It's like being in the womb again. Blissful happiness untouched by anything in this world. I took it a step too far. I plugged in the xbone wireless windows adapter, and then stuck the xbox micro usb cord into my belly button for true immersion.

I still need to find time for that Doublefine No Jumping Metroidvania thing and Stutter of the Sea. Everything will take a backseat come No Man Sky day.
post #8805 of 10833

8K!? Mongy, what are you doing, just resting the monitor directly on your face? 

post #8806 of 10833
Thread Starter 
I have no patience for VR screen tech to get current. Fuck these mobile phone resolution shit Oculus and Vive are doing. I want to be the pixel. I am the pixel.
post #8807 of 10833

Finished the 1st episode of Telltale's BATMAN series and I can safely say that this going to be one hell of a ride.  This is the Batman I enjoy, a more grounded character actually doing *gasp* detective work while fighting criminals.  No Batlfeck murder sprees or Nolan-esque tooooooooooooooones to be found here.

 

Catwoman is SO great in this.

post #8808 of 10833

So I got drunk last week and ordered a PS4. Gonna crack that sucker open tonight and either play Arkham Knight or Last of Us. What are some other essential cheap PS4 games once I get through those?

post #8809 of 10833
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Originally Posted by Clarence Boddicker View Post
 

So I got drunk last week and ordered a PS4. Gonna crack that sucker open tonight and either play Arkham Knight or Last of Us. What are some other essential cheap PS4 games once I get through those?

Bloodborne (even if you don't like Dark Souls, give it a shot)

Witcher 3

Wolfenstein: The New Order

 

 

Honestly, that might be about it. I liked Dragon Age Inquisition alot, but I am not sure that I would recommend that unless you have played the previous two and have an affinity for that fictional universe. Doom is definitely worth picking up, but it is still a pretty recent release. I have already seen it on sale for around $30, though, so if you are comfortable with that price, pick it up. Uncharted 4 is probably worth a rent, but I wouldn't recommend a purchase. 

post #8810 of 10833

Yeah, Bloodborne is definitely my next to-order title. Might grab the Uncharted Collection if 4 is mediocre. 

post #8811 of 10833
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Yeah, Bloodborne is definitely my next to-order title. Might grab the Uncharted Collection if 4 is mediocre. 

4 is easily the best in the series, imo, it just isn't a series that I really like. I will put it this way: i gave up on the first 3 without ever finishing any of them, but I finished 4.
post #8812 of 10833
Mortal Kombat XL is a good fighter for PS4, if you're inclined that way. And all the included DLC is pretty fun. You get Alien, Predator, Jason and Leatherface.

Diablo 3, of course.

And yeah, as much as I enjoyed Inquisition, I'd absolutely recommend The Witcher as a better jumping in game.
post #8813 of 10833
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Originally Posted by Arjen Rudd View Post

Mortal Kombat XL is a good fighter for PS4, if you're inclined that way. And all the included DLC is pretty fun. You get Alien, Predator, Jason and Leatherface.

Diablo 3, of course.

And yeah, as much as I enjoyed Inquisition, I'd absolutely recommend The Witcher as a better jumping in game.

I almost think I would recommend Injustice over Mortal Kombat, but they are both solid.

If you haven't played it before GTA V is quite good, and they actually put a fair amount of effort into the port.
post #8814 of 10833

Metal Gear Solid V is cheap and great fun.  I was never a big Metal Gear guy, but as I understand it, its a lot different than the previous games. You can tell the game's second half wasn't finished...but the gameplay is a lot fun and there's still a ton of stuff to do.

 

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is also really fun/cheap.  Think Arkham City with swords and no tank levels.

post #8815 of 10833

Downloading Wolfenstein: The Old Blood right now. Was waiting for it to go on sale, so this is the time.

post #8816 of 10833

Just finished episode one of Telltale's Batman and, boy oh boy, did I have to go through some hoops to get it running on my system. First I got the white screen of nope, and then the black screen of nope, and then the stalled loading screen that said nope. As pretty as their new engine might be (and it certainly looks improved on their previous games), they need to get this thing sorted out on PC.

 

Having said that, it was a very enjoyable experience once I got everything working. They've completely nailed all of the key characters, and they've even succeeded in making the Bruce Wayne persona almost as interesting as Batman. The heavy Dark Knight influences certainly help (the music couldn't be any more Nolan era Hans Zimmer if it tried).

 


Edited by MrSaxon - 8/6/16 at 1:31pm
post #8817 of 10833

The music reminded me more of Elfman's Batman work IMHO.  How great is that opening sequence? Damn.

post #8818 of 10833

I think Michael "Dock Scene" M will really love it.

post #8819 of 10833

Ha! No kidding! 

 

They really nailed how Batman takes on criminals in this game.  Also basically making it a Year One type story was a smart choice for Telltale so they can expand upon it in future seasons.

 

The characterization and voicework of the all major players was exceptionally well done. Damn, I wish this was the GOTHAM TV show.

post #8820 of 10833

I'm really intrigued by 

 

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Penguin. He doesn't display any Penguin-like qualities at all. (Well, apart from having a London accent like his Arkham counterpart). 
 
I've also never seen him portrayed as a friend of Bruce's, although I've not read the comics for a few years. 
post #8821 of 10833
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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post
 

I'm really intrigued by 

 

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Penguin. He doesn't display any Penguin-like qualities at all. (Well, apart from having a London accent like his Arkham counterpart). 
 
I've also never seen him portrayed as a friend of Bruce's, although I've not read the comics for a few years. 
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I agree. Oz is very intriguing and I like how he is not the Penguin in any shape or form, here he's a man who feels betrayed by the city he grew up in and looks like he's going to start something that will put him on a collision course with Bats.  Hopefully the next episode won't take too long to drop.
post #8822 of 10833
I'm replaying my way through MGSV (both GZ and TPP). Such a fun game, and it hangs together better on a replay than it does the first time around.

Shame that the story suffers, because conceptually this thing is pretty rich. Part of that is just Kojima and the direction in which he was moving over the past few games (relegating so much important story development to cassette tapes is something Kojima did with PW, and it seriously dilutes things), and part of that is the tumultuous development, during which many aspects were left on the cutting room floor.
post #8823 of 10833

Fan-made Metroid 2 PC remake, AM2R.

 

Just released today.  I've been messing around with it for the past 30 minutes or so and its great. Never played Metroid 2, but I keep my GBA SP handy mainly for the occasional (Fusion and Tetris) fits. If I had any complaint, its that I wish they'd made it widescreen.  But its already a larger screen than the Gameboy version, so I can see widescreen creating a whole new set of problems. 

 

 

 

post #8824 of 10833
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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post

I think Michael "Dock Scene" M will really love it.

Considering I'm a PC gamer, too, your struggles make me wary to try it.
post #8825 of 10833
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Considering I'm a PC gamer, too, your struggles make me wary to try it.

 

I don't blame you (which is a shame as it's a good game). I'm not sure what I'd have done if it weren't for some very helpful people in the Steam Discussion threads. 

 

What is it with Batman and broken games?

post #8826 of 10833
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Originally Posted by Headless Fett View Post
 

The music reminded me more of Elfman's Batman work IMHO.  How great is that opening sequence? Damn.

 

It feels like a successful hybrid of the two, but I'm hearing more Zimmer influence than Elfman. Especially with the strings and drums.

post #8827 of 10833

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Originally Posted by MichaelM View Post
 

 

It feels like a successful hybrid of the two, but I'm hearing more Zimmer influence than Elfman. Especially with the strings and drums.

 

 

Agreed. It's not too hard to do music inspired by those scores for a Batman game.  After seeing how well they nailed Batman I can't wait to see what they do with their Marvel game....which will probably be Spider-Man in 2017.

 

Currently playing through EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 2 on the Vita and I keep forgetting how much I hate giant red and yellow ants. Goddamn giant insectoid basterds!


Edited by Headless Fett - 8/7/16 at 12:54pm
post #8828 of 10833

Picked up Wolfenstein The Old Blood and there is something to be said for dual wielding shotguns and shooting Nazi's. It's taking a bit of a turn but so far best $10 I've spent in a while.

 

I also picked up Doom 3 the BFG  edition or whatever. I just remember that game made me wizzle fo shizzle in my pants. 

post #8829 of 10833
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Omega's nice, but the Leviathan and Shore Leave missions are some of the best Mass Effect content ever. Maybe the best.

 

Arjen is 100% unequivocally correct here. 

Oh god Shore Leave is basically Fan Service The DLC but HOLY FUCK is it the absolute best kind of Fan Service. 

post #8830 of 10833

I'm sure I'll do a full replay at some point (future Steam release perhaps?) but knowing it's all in service to that ending just makes it hard to muster up much enthusiasm. 

post #8831 of 10833

FWIW, the expanded ending stuff they put in removed basically ALL the issues I had with it. It plays SO much better now.  

post #8832 of 10833

I agree with that too. Expanded endings are actually quite cool. All of them.

post #8833 of 10833
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Originally Posted by Codename View Post
 

FWIW, the expanded ending stuff they put in removed basically ALL the issues I had with it. It plays SO much better now.  

 

Added with the DLC, or added in that free patch? Because I remember the free patch stuff being underwhelming.

post #8834 of 10833
It was in the patch. I remember being appropriately mollified at the time, perhaps because I had not yet finished my game so they were the only endings I got. I had to read about the shit versions online.
post #8835 of 10833
Don't know if it's been mentioned here, but I'm currently playing Inside - a sideways scrolling puzzle.

Made by the same company who produced Limbo, it's wonderfully simple and hair-pullingly devious but absolutely worthwhile and the artwork is simply utterly gorgeous.

I'd suggest anyone with Xbox Gold to check it out at the very least.
post #8836 of 10833

Finished up Wolfenstein: The Old Blood last night. Very much worth the $10 paid. A LOT of fun, and gorgeously rendered environments. Had a lot of fun turning Nazis into zombies and then watching them go after their fellow Nazis. I think in some ways I liked it more than The New Order.

post #8837 of 10833

Started playing PERSONA 4 Golden on my Vita again. What a fantastic game.

post #8838 of 10833

Finished Punch Club. Really enjoyed the first ten hours or so but then the gameplay started wearing and the game kinda suddenly ended, so was left kinda disappointed.

Playing Broforce and GTA Online (stunt racing almost exclusively) for fun and having a blast with both.

Finally, Star Wars:TOR is also pretty great. The MMO mechanics piss me off after a while, but the story and atmosphere keep me coming back.

post #8839 of 10833

I can't recommend Overcooked enough - 4 player couch co-op.  I thought we'd pay for an hour or two, we ended up playing 6+ and had to stop a few times because we were laughing so hard we couldn't breathe.

 

*not just Xbone, PS4, and PC too


Edited by sirjonsnow - 8/14/16 at 9:31am
post #8840 of 10833

I've just discovered that there's an "after show" for each of the Batman Telltale episodes. The first one was released before the first episode and doesn't cover any spoilers; focusing instead on the development of the game.

post #8841 of 10833

Decided to pick up Shadow of Mordor while it was $6 at Bundlestars. I'm a few hours in, it's definitely got the hooks in mechanics wise but there's a few things giving me pause. First, holy shit is this an Arkham game to an almost crazy degree. I know every game and its mother has the unlock towers/collectibles mechanic at this point, but they basically just copied over the fighting system verbatim, right down to the stuns, executions, ranged weapons and upgrades. The only big difference thus far (and again, only a few hours in) is the bow, which is admittedly a nice change of pace. I wouldn't say it's a bad thing per se, but having just finished playing through Arkham Origins the dejavu is strong. My other big complaint is that the world itself feels small, and frankly, dull. Part of this I chalk up to the LOTR license itself; I know it's not really fair to throw the "generic" card at the thing that originated the genre, but given the 1,838,847 hojillion fantasy games I've played through in my life, that's what this feels like. The enemies look good but the world is just a mass of samey looking ruins, without any big "wow" visual elements (which, again, is something the Arkham games do really well). It also doesn't help that outside of one or two funny lines, the writing is pretty uniformly...there. It's not bad, but does nothing more than move the plot along. That said, overall I'm still enjoying it and I can see what all the hype was about with the Captain system, that's some devious "gotta murder 'em all" shit right there. 

post #8842 of 10833
I'm just starting up Mordor now too, and I'm really enjoying it. But I certainly wouldn't want to play it right after an Arkham game (or an Arkham game after I play it). That said, the flavor the last Arkham game left in my mouth was excessive tank fights, never really my speed.

An added benefit is I'm instantly great at Orc slaying.
post #8843 of 10833
I'd also like to second the love for Overcooked. There's a lack of great local co-op these days, and this one is terrific. We're losing hours on it.
post #8844 of 10833

Shadow of Mordor's pretty great at first but it really gets old after like 20 hours or so...

I've never finished the plot cause I just got tired of the endless parade of Orcs to shank.

post #8845 of 10833
I haven't been able to play anything for a few days. My wife and her No Mans Sky obsession has completely commandeered my PS4. I gotta say, this game looks like a boring goddamned grind. I keep falling asleep watching her.


Actually, that brings up another point. This may be a "get off my lawn" situation, but why is it a thing to watch posted videos of other players' games? On the couch watching a friend play? Sure, you can either enjoy it or, ideally, backseat drive and annoy the crap out of them. But watching a video? What's the appeal?
post #8846 of 10833
I may have missed it, but has anyone here played "We Happy Few" yet? That is, if it's come out already. I've seen that there are a few playthroughs on YouTube...

I'm never really gonna get a chance to play it because I don't think I'll ever get an XBone (if I ever get a current gen console, I'll have to split it with my brother and he's a PlayStation guy for life - and I'm kind of one too), but the plot and the art direction look absolutely top notch.

I got a big Bioshock: Infinite vibe from the previews I watched and that's a pretty good thing.
post #8847 of 10833
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Originally Posted by Arjen Rudd View Post

I'm just starting up Mordor now too, and I'm really enjoying it. But I certainly wouldn't want to play it right after an Arkham game (or an Arkham game after I play it). That said, the flavor the last Arkham game left in my mouth was excessive tank fights, never really my speed.

An added benefit is I'm instantly great at Orc slaying.

 

Yeah, I'll admit that was definitely nice.  From minute one I was wading into groups of 20+ orcs, and I think I went like 3 1/2 hours before my first death, and that was only because of some weird situation where I stumbled into 3 captains at once. That said, it really is amazingly shameless. They've even got detective vision FFS! Again though, can't really argue when I sunk like 5 hours in the first day...

 

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I may have missed it, but has anyone here played "We Happy Few" yet? That is, if it's come out already. I've seen that there are a few playthroughs on YouTube...

I'm never really gonna get a chance to play it because I don't think I'll ever get an XBone (if I ever get a current gen console, I'll have to split it with my brother and he's a PlayStation guy for life - and I'm kind of one too), but the plot and the art direction look absolutely top notch.

I got a big Bioshock: Infinite vibe from the previews I watched and that's a pretty good thing.

 

Haven't played it myself, but be careful. I listen to a couple of gaming podcasts, and from what I've heard that narrative opening is...well, if not a bait and switch then at least a bit misleading. The main game is one of those survival simulator things and apparently (again, based on early reactions) doesn't have a ton of narrative stuff in it. It's a lot more Don't Starve than Bioshock basically. 

post #8848 of 10833

We Happy Few is out in Early Access which is an unfinished build of the game. The reason the narrative sections are light is because...well they aren't done yet. So while the base gameplay is the survival game that you can play now that's apparently not all there is to it. Best to wait till it's actually finished and out of Early Access before deciding on that.

post #8849 of 10833

I have a few Early Access titles in my library from bundles (never purchased one myself) and based on how those turned out and other horror stories, I'd say waiting until it's actually out is probably a good idea. "Yeah, we'll definitely add that later" sometimes turns out to be overly optimistic.

post #8850 of 10833

Having watched someone be unable to proceed past the opening area of We Happy Few because, after about two hours of him searching the same buildings over and over, the RNG didn't provide enough of a specific material for him to craft the necessary item to proceed, I think waiting is definitely a good idea.

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