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post #9401 of 9530

Diving into mongy's gift of the new Deus Ex this afternoon (YAY!). And I've got nooj's gift cards burning a hole in my pocket.

post #9402 of 9530

I found if you put it a to a harder level where the resources are not as easy to find, it forces you to use more stealth and be a bit more patient. Whereas, on easier levels it's something you don't have to do as you will always find ammo or stuff to make a medkit somewhere.

 

Alternatively, go for Tomb Raider, it's pretty cheap too and it's awesome as well (as I've probably mentioned on here more than once).

post #9403 of 9530

Feels like I'm about halfway through-ish, but Uncharted 4 is just fucking amazing.

 

On another note: this has to be the most schizophrenic series of all time.

 

Uncharted 1: Awesome for its time, but age has revealed its flaws. Visually pretty, great setpieces, I like the theme, but the combat was a fucking chore, pathfinding/climbfinding was a mess, and many of the puzzles were needlessly obtuse.

 

Uncharted 2: feels like an entirely new creative team.  One of the top five, arguably top three, narrative video games of all time.  If you wanted to give it the top spot, probably justified.  One of the very few video games that I feel it would have also made either an excellent movie OR an excellent novel.

 

Uncharted 3: what the fuck happened?  Feels almost like a deconstructed version of Uncharted 2.  Sloppy, the main quest gets bogged down with meandering pointless shit, and while there are a few amazing set pieces, nothing ever really comes together.  Plus, the pathfinding/climbfinding garbage and mindless enemy waves that Uncharted 2 mostly did away starts to crop up again.   The Djinn/City of Iram quest never had anything close to the cachet of Shambhala or El Dorado.  
 

Uncharted 4: so far, feels like Uncharted 2 again.  

 

Uncharted -- Golden Abyss: Along with the God of War PSP games, one of the most frustrating portable games, ever.  Not because they were portable, per se, but because the portable releases were the only fucking way to play them (although God of War portables eventually did come out for the PS3 ... years later).  It is very frustrating that I will never get to play this game until I feel like dropping a few hundred bucks on a Vita because Sony, despite dumping tons of infrastructure cash into the PS online presence, has decided to not make this game available.  


Edited by Overlord - 1/4/17 at 7:43pm
post #9404 of 9530

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided just kinda ends. It took me a while to register the fact that the epilogue stuff started. Though the part before that where you're hunting the guards one by one is easily the best part of the game.

post #9405 of 9530
Good to hear that about Uncharted 4! Just got it for Christmas, will be playing onc FFXV gets resolved.
post #9406 of 9530
Uncharted 4 is the shit. I was late to the party and played through all four for the first time this fall, back to back. A fantastic capper to the series.
post #9407 of 9530

I'm working my way through Uncharted 4 as well, and it really is great. It's already my favourite of the series.

 

Am also hovering near the 20 hour mark of Stardew Valley, and am not even close to bored yet. Just a lovely, relaxing experience to enjoy while the rest of my Christmas acquisitions scream at me to play them. Would never have imagined I'd be into this kind of game, but there's just something special about the way this one gives you so many things to do, with constant feedback showing how you're progressing.

post #9408 of 9530

Working my way through this game called The Witness on PS4. It's basically made up of mazes and puzzles, and the gameplay is set on a sort of an island. Also tried my hand at Superhot before that but it was pretty boring. A first person shooter game but didn't enjoy it much - like the feeling of been there, done that, so gave it up after a few tries. My little one is into games too, though I don't allow him much screen time. At the moment, he's really hooked onto these math games which he doesn't realize aren't actually games, but educational stuff. The longer he feels this way, the better!

post #9409 of 9530
Just started The Witness this morning. I like that you just start off on an island with no instruction or guide. Just figure it out on your own as you go. I don't even know what I'm supposed to do beyond solve these puzzles. I've activated some sort of beam, and I'm guessing there are more beams to activate with increasing difficulty. I'm ashamed that I've already had to go online just to figure out what a sort of symbol on a puzzle even meant. Going to try not to do that again as I'm sure that ruins the moment of figuring it out on your own. But shit got difficult quick. But the puzzles are a nice diversion from shooting aliens in the face in Destiny. Also picked up Virginia but haven't touched it yet.
post #9410 of 9530

Made some headway into Deus Ex last night, and remembered that this is one of those games I usually get a couple of hours into, then restart when I've got a grip on things. 

 

Only complaint is that some of the conversations seem needlessly lengthy. I appreciate the world-building, but tighten it up a bit already.

post #9411 of 9530
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Originally Posted by Dalyn View Post

Just started The Witness this morning. I like that you just start off on an island with no instruction or guide. Just figure it out on your own as you go. I don't even know what I'm supposed to do beyond solve these puzzles. I've activated some sort of beam, and I'm guessing there are more beams to activate with increasing difficulty. I'm ashamed that I've already had to go online just to figure out what a sort of symbol on a puzzle even meant. Going to try not to do that again as I'm sure that ruins the moment of figuring it out on your own. But shit got difficult quick. But the puzzles are a nice diversion from shooting aliens in the face in Destiny. Also picked up Virginia but haven't touched it yet.

If you come across a puzzle symbol you don't know then it's most likely that you haven't discovered the area of the island that teaches you what that symbol means. The best description of the Witness that I've seen a reviewer write is that it's a puzzle metroidvania game, except that in metroidvania games it's usually you searching for missing items that will help you get past roadblocks to your progression while in the Witness you're searching for missing information to get past those roadblocks.

Going online to figure certain puzzles out should be only done when you're well and truly stuck, or if you're color blind or tone deaf since some puzzles require you to distinguish between subtle shades of color and/or environmental sound cues
post #9412 of 9530
Wild Guns Reloaded on PS4 brings back some serious SNES feels.

Love the addition of the playable dachshund character.
post #9413 of 9530
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Originally Posted by Arjen Rudd View Post

Good to hear that about Uncharted 4! Just got it for Christmas, will be playing onc FFXV gets resolved.

 

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Uncharted 4 is the shit. I was late to the party and played through all four for the first time this fall, back to back. A fantastic capper to the series.

 

I did something similar.  Played all of 2 again, most of 1, and watched a video recap of 3.  Then started 4.  I have been blown away by everything.  The visuals are stunning, the game length is meaty but hasn't overstayed its welcome in the slightest, great voicework, and the best action set pieces of any adventure video game, ever.  EVER.   The attention to detail, whether it's characters quipping, or small interactive moments with the environment, make me feel like this is MY unique story, even though millions of people have played this game.

 

I will really miss this crew.  And I'm fucking actually trying to figure out how to get a Vita just so I can play Golden Abyss.  Gah.  

post #9414 of 9530

Golden Abyss is okay, but nothing special. It feels very constrained for an Uncharted game and might not compare well given you've just come down off 4. It's very obvious when the game kicks in how small the arena is you are battling in. Still, there are one or two set pieces that are still very Uncharted if you can handle the smaller scale and the story is actually pretty good.

 

Not sure it's worth getting a Vita exclusively for though, but it was a game I enjoyed enough to Platinum. It's definately better than UC1. If you've not played Gravity Rush or Persona 4 (JRPG alert!!!), maybe it's worth getting one on EBay and selling it on Ebay after you are done?

post #9415 of 9530
Thread Starter 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided - Reading Jacobs posts inspired me to pick this up after dropping it. Then the fucker started crashing every 20 minutes not being happy with my sli setup. Stopped and started this on the PS Pro. Decided fuck it, I'm just going to kill all things that get in the way.

Forza Blizzard Mountain - Kind of enjoyed it? Noticed a few instances where the ai cars were unaffected by the ice or deep snow conditions and blaze right by me. Only saw that once in the maingame with the deep riverwater courses. Cheating fucks. A handful of the Star challenges didn't seem well thought out on some of the tracks. It looked good but I was happy to go back to mainland Australia.

Elite Dangerous XB1 - Why can't ship handling be this easy on pc? Have they patched pc to not be so annoying with a xb controller? Ghost was kind to share some of his config settings ages ago but it still felt like I was fighting the ui. Dove straight in and lost a day after this went on sale last week.

Steep - This shit doesn't have to be always online. Enjoyed just farting around cruising around mountains at my leisure. Looks pretty decent on the ps4.

Watch Dogs 2 - Was gifted this on steam. Upon activating it on steam my original uplay savefile went poof. Well fuck, now I have to start this shit all over? Looks fantastic at 4k.

Titanfall 2 - Digging the campaign. Now I'm seeing why this slotted itself on prominent top 10 lists the past few weeks.

Stardew - Another time sink. I fucked up my first farm and cut the grass in front of my house. I didn't know I was suppose to save that shit for later. Restarted and the next farm is a bit more organized.

On my plate: Thumper (thanks Worky), dual Final Fantasy X hotness from Saxon, and Battlefleet from Stelios; thanks guys. Also looking to see what the buzz is about Event0, Stephen's Sausage Roll, and Glittermitten Grove.
post #9416 of 9530

The coda/epilogue of Uncharted 4 just hurt to play.  Sad to see the series end.  Such a poignant/perfect finale ... for a lot of reasons, it just hit home for me. 

post #9417 of 9530
So, I don't know how it ends and I'm not looking for spoilers, but why end it at all? You can probably make Uncharted games forever.
post #9418 of 9530
There is already a spin off being made that is kind of Uncharted 4 DLC but can also be purchased as stand alone. It stars two of the female characters, Chloe from Uncharted 2 and Nadine from 4.

I loved 4, it's the pinnacle of the series in my opinion. As much as I liked the second game it did kind of suffer a bit from some repitition and the Shambala ending with the purple enemies was kind of boring, plus maybe one of the worst final boss fights in the series.

But I really enjoyed 4. Overload hit the nail on the head, it's a very poignant experience.

It makes sense why Naughty Dog is returning to The Last of Us. Those are the kinds of stories they want to make now.
post #9419 of 9530

I had twenty minutes to kill last night before bed, took a look at my stupidly long Steam backlist and remembered that Mongycore had gifted me Reign sometime back. It only took two minutes to download and I figured it would be a great timewaster for twenty minutes. Ended up playing for almost an hour. Really good fun. One of my kings got lost in a dungeon, another got thrown in jail due to an uprising, one sold his soul so that future generations would win all dice rolls (and boy did that pay off for me later!) and one died peacefully in his sleep after thirty-three years of keeping the church, army, populace and treasury in equal balance. Going to keep this one on my hard drive for when I have an hour to kill here or there.

post #9420 of 9530

Played a bit of Virginia. Not sure what all the hype is about yet.  I like story games, but I don't know what part of this is even a game.  So far it just leads you along completely.  I don't know if there is anything you are supposed to figure out on your own that isn't handed to you.  And it is heavy on it being like a movie that you don't have time to look around before it just abruptly cuts to the next scene.  I'll be walking down a hall, then all of a sudden I'm riding in a car, then suddenly at a diner.  But there has been literally zero game play elements that I have come across yet.  Not sure how long this is either.  It starts on a Monday, and I'm already on Thursday (I do like the David Lynch Fire Walk With Me/Lost Highway font for the days of the week, though).  May as well finish up the week and see if this picks up.

post #9421 of 9530

Got my new graphics card and finally started playing Blood and Wine. I'm having a tough time seeing this as simply DLC and not The Witcher 4. This really is one of a handful of games that deserve being called the best ever.

post #9422 of 9530
Totally got out of PC gaming because of the yearly graphics card upgrades.

One day I'll get the Witcher 3 for PS4. Never played the other ones.
post #9423 of 9530
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Originally Posted by stelios View Post
 

Got my new graphics card and finally started playing Blood and Wine. I'm having a tough time seeing this as simply DLC and not The Witcher 4. This really is one of a handful of games that deserve being called the best ever.

 

You bet. It's pretty much my Gold Standard for rpgs now.

 

And catartik, I've had my GTX 980 for over two years now, and can still play pretty much everything on Ultra settings, which look better at 1080p than either of the modern consoles. Game engines aren't changing as fast as they used to. The only reason I'd upgrade from what I have now would be if I was planning to dive into VR or 4K, neither of which interest me at the moment.

post #9424 of 9530

Yeah, I must have had my GTX 970 for getting on to two years, never had trouble with a game yet. Mostly because the 4K revolution is simply passing me by anyway.

post #9425 of 9530
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Totally got out of PC gaming because of the yearly graphics card upgrades.

One day I'll get the Witcher 3 for PS4. Never played the other ones.

 

I had my last graphics card for four years. And I didn't miss a single game. 250 to 300 euros and fifteen minutes of work every three or four years is hardly a big project.

post #9426 of 9530

I usually find my PC's have terminal enough hardware problems after 4 or 5 years anyway, but I overclock and watercool to damnation anyway. I do remember a phase a decade or so back where upgrades were more regular, but honestly, the lead weight around PC gaming that is Consoles has pretty much set the bar low graphics wise. Whatever gaming rig you get now, provided it's got a current gen mid range Nvidia/ATI in it, is good for five years to come easy.

post #9427 of 9530

Is that why you still haven't got your Playstation 2, Flint?

post #9428 of 9530

In the home stretch of my holiday vacation, I've gone back in time. Skyrim Special Edition and Diablo III, both on XBox One.

 

Skyrim I got on a lark because I had a gift card for XBL, and I did not expect to be completely and utterly sucked back in. I guess enough time has passed that what is old becomes new again, because there's been several nights in the last week where I've been up until the wee hours of the morning, telling myself just one more fort or cave.

 

Diablo III is a blast on console. I feels so much better, in a somewhat arcade-y way, than it did on PC, and I don't have to bother with any stupid fucking Battle Net shit.

post #9429 of 9530
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Is that why you still haven't got your Playstation 2, Flint?

 

Good lord, totally forgot that was my sig. :) I'll bet there's only about 3 people here even know what the hell I'm on about.

post #9430 of 9530
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But I really enjoyed 4. Overload hit the nail on the head, it's a very poignant experience.

 

I was reflecting on my emotional reaction to Uncharted 4.  I have played hundreds of video games (probably close to a thousand by now) in my lifetime, and there have been numerous titles over the years where various scenes/moments have engendered an emotional reaction.  But there are exactly TWO I can recall in which my emotional reaction was directly tied to my reflecting upon how I actually played the game and my mindset while doing so.

 

They are Spec Ops: The Line and Uncharted 4 (in fact, it caused me to reflect on how I approached the entire series).  

post #9431 of 9530
I never played the Line, I had the story inadvertently spoiled for me and I feel like I won't have the same reaction now from playing it.

Games that illicited an emotional response from me the most were Ocarina of Time, Silent Hill 2, The Last of Us, and Uncharted 4.

The epilogue in Uncharted 4 was just gorgeous.
post #9432 of 9530

The Line is a clever little thing hiding in a seemingly straightforward shooter. Very subversive. That one certainly got to me.

 

I do seem to be immune to whatever Naughty Dog are putting in the emotional juice in their games, to the point of view of sheer irritation at times. But I stand alone. I think I'm the only person not looking forward to them going more Last of Us and less Uncharted 2.

post #9433 of 9530
Fucking up the end of The Witcher 3 really ruined my week. I had intended to go play a bunch of side quests I hadn't touched, and the DLC, but after getting the bad ending, I just felt done. I might revisit it later this year.
post #9434 of 9530
Jesus, everyone's Witcher 3 talk makes me feel like I should reinstall it and try it again for the third time. I have just had the hardest time getting sucked into the game. I don't know what I'm missing. Does it kick in after a few hours?

Also finished Virginia. Ugh. I could have spent that time watching a real movie.
post #9435 of 9530
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Jesus, everyone's Witcher 3 talk makes me feel like I should reinstall it and try it again for the third time. I have just had the hardest time getting sucked into the game. I don't know what I'm missing. Does it kick in after a few hours?

I haven't picked mine back up since maybe August. I'm probably 1/2 way through the main quest. I keep telling myself when I get some time I'll finish it, but I spent four days over the Christmas break beating XCom 2 instead.
post #9436 of 9530
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Jesus, everyone's Witcher 3 talk makes me feel like I should reinstall it and try it again for the third time. I have just had the hardest time getting sucked into the game. I don't know what I'm missing. Does it kick in after a few hours?

Also finished Virginia. Ugh. I could have spent that time watching a real movie.

 

Maybe it's not your kind of game. It's not a knock on you or The Witcher. I, for example, simply cannot get into a Mario game. I've tried with every one of them except for Galaxy and Sunshine and they just left me cold. Do I think they're bad because of this? No. Am I bad? Maybe, but not because I don't like Mario games.

post #9437 of 9530

Finished Until Dawn and only lost two people. I was pretty proud to be honest. I really liked the way the story pivots halfway through. Solid little game. I'll definitely replay it and make all the wrong decisions on purpose to see what is different. 

 

Got Skyrim for PS4. Dived right back in like I'd never left. It's like meeting up with a childhood friend and instantly hitting it off. So good.

post #9438 of 9530
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Maybe it's not your kind of game. It's not a knock on you or The Witcher. I, for example, simply cannot get into a Mario game. I've tried with every one of them except for Galaxy and Sunshine and they just left me cold. Do I think they're bad because of this? No. Am I bad? Maybe, but not because I don't like Mario games.

The weird thing is I spent hours and hours on Bethesda games (Skyrim, Fallout 2 and 3), so you would think I would be able to get sucked into another deep RPG.  At the same time, I think I got turned off quickly with having to collect different plants to make different potions, having to use two different type of swords depending on what type of enemy you are fighting, stuff like that.  I'm a pretty casual gamer, and was able to get into the Bethesda games because I felt like it eased you into everything, so that by the time I could do more customization of my play style I had already gotten familiar with the game and general mechanics.  Skyrim kind of throws more of it at you pretty quickly, or at least that was the impression I had.  Regardless, I downloaded it again last night, so sometime soon I'll give it another shot.

post #9439 of 9530
Yeah. I said it before but it took me a real long time to get into The Witcher 3. After a couple hours, everything just clicked.
post #9440 of 9530

I'm in the same boat with The Witcher 3.  I love Skyrim and really want to like it, but I gave it a few hours back in the fall and wasn't feeling it. 

 

I wonder how much having a pre-established character makes it harder for me to get over that hurdle. Geralt felt so established that I didn't get that sense of creating a character that I really dig in something like Skyrim or Fallout. And being the third game, he already had a massive history I was unfamiliar with. I didn't really like Geralt's voice either. 

 

All of that kinda put me playing the game at a distance.  As a character he already knows a bunch of shit and keeps stopping to tell me about it.  Its like he's waiting on me to catch up with him.  And I think once I got to that point (where I had a solid grasp on his backstory, the game world's history and how to do all basic stuff), I'd probably start to really dig the game. 

 

The other thing is I'm an almost obsessive collector in these types or games.  So, while I should be learning about the story, I'm also trying to level up and make sure I scour every nook and cranny.  It also bugs me when I come across a battlefield littered with swords and I can't scoop up every one of them to sell.  My version of Geralt would have a nice side-hustle trading in scrap.

 

The combat and everything else feels world's better than Skyrim (though Geralt kind moves like a tank), so I think its a game I'd really love if I made myself spend an entire day playing it.

post #9441 of 9530

Hell, you pick up so much loot off of fallen enemies in W3 your inventory can get full every twenty minutes or so. Like most of these games, you end up leaving tons of the vanilla loot behind. As for potions, once I learned how to make the basics I stopped plant gathering all together, except for quest-specific stuff. Plus I like that you replenish potions when you rest, and don't have to go to some damn bench somewhere.

 

Re-started Deus Ex: Mankind Divided last night, making a much better stealth build, and taking my damn time exploring. Already stumbled across a couple of side-quests and Points of Interest that I might not have found in my other start. Definitely agree with this article: http://www.gamesradar.com/deus-ex-mankind-divided-reinventing-art-side-quest/

 

Hacking is still kind of a pain, though.

 

 

 

I clipped through the environment twice last night in ESO, then called it a night. First glitches I've encountered in that game.

post #9442 of 9530

One day I'll get to Blood and Wine...

 

One day...

post #9443 of 9530

Hey, it only took me two hundred and ten hours to get to it. Just be patient.

post #9444 of 9530
Just played Uncharted: Drake's Fortune on PS3 for the first time. Can't deny that was a fun few hours. Felt short, and the environments weren't as enthralling as something like Assassin's Creed II but the gunplay was fun, even if the puzzles and platforming were hardly challenging, and it really did flow like a high adventure film.

Those mutants can fuck right off though, especially in the dark corridors. I'm easily spooked!
post #9445 of 9530

I've had PS4 for more than a year and am only now playing a game that was actually released for the PS4 exclusively. 

 

Infamous: Second Sun 

 

It took me almost a year to get to 100% on GTAV.  This game I've played, like, 4 times and I am at 66% completion.  It is nowhere as good as the first two games, it's way too easy, doesn't have much depth, and the main character is kind of a dick but...it's kind of fun.  The fact that they just keep giving you more and more powers that can be maxed out easily kind of makes up for some of the negatives.  I have to say that the neon powers are kind of the best thing ever.  Never heard many people talk about it, but it's been fun so far.  Feels good to play a short and fast game.  I was reaching my breaking point with GTA so it is kind of a breath of fresh air.

 

Also, it is pretty pointless and not challenging at all, but I like how you have to hold the controller a different way when you are spray painting.  Pretty cool little touch.

post #9446 of 9530

Second Son is okay, as you say, not a challenge, but I'm a sucker for open world games anyway, so it was fun enough. I got the standalone DLC First Light on PsPlus a while back, and they certainly knew the Neon powers were the most fun, because you end up playing Fetch exclusively.

post #9447 of 9530
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Originally Posted by jhp1608 View Post

Just played Uncharted: Drake's Fortune on PS3 for the first time. Can't deny that was a fun few hours. Felt short, and the environments weren't as enthralling as something like Assassin's Creed II but the gunplay was fun, even if the puzzles and platforming were hardly challenging, and it really did flow like a high adventure film.

Those mutants can fuck right off though, especially in the dark corridors. I'm easily spooked!

 

The sequels are WAY better. Definitely check out the 2nd.

post #9448 of 9530
I really liked the stone powers in Second Son. You only get them for the final boss fight.
post #9449 of 9530
If you played Drake's Fortune when it was originally released it would have been a revelation. Lots of great stuff in that game. Especially loved the first time you get the vista of the stranded U Boat.

Along Thieves' gameplay mechanics and set pieces are so vastly improved its almost impossible to play the first game again.

You need to do yourself a favour and play the entire series. No other franchise is as consistently good.
post #9450 of 9530
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Originally Posted by stelios View Post
 

Hey, it only took me two hundred and ten hours to get to it. Just be patient.

 

I've mentioned this before, but with the NG+ I'm playing I'm not fast-travelling and switched off the GPS on the mini-map for added immersion. Best way to play the game but it takes FOREVER to do the plethora of quests. Think I'll go play some more now...

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