General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by The Commissar, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    But that's Hollywood, the most liberal, progressive and open-minded place in the world and the greatest front of cultural appropriation.
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  2. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    There were a number of games on sale on GOG including Alan Wake which will soon be removed because the licensing rights on music in the game is about to expire.

    Well I gave it a try. Visually it looks very nice but I can not really get into the story which is the game's main selling point (I don't know how often the game is interrupted for a cutscene) and I find the gameplay rather boring so I had it removed again.

    I hope Crysis which I also bought will turn out to be better.
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  3. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Just finished Life Is Strange, gotta say, the plot twist caught me by surprise. In general the game surprised me with excellent writing and some good surprises and har choices. Definitely liked it.
    @TDG: Crysis is good. It certainly doesn't interrupt you too often, and the gameplay is very fluid and feels good. I'm currently playing Crysis 2, which does interrupt you more often, at least in the beginning. Crysis 2 does run a lot better (the graphics are detailed as ever, but the surroundings are less demanding, I guess) and the slightly streamlined controls make the gameplay even more fluid (the contextual use of power jumps and supersprints and the somewhat quicker access to the only remaining dedicated armour modes, maximum armour and cloak really make navigating the levels and combat feel extremely intuitive). The game gives you much more help and handholding, though. The levels are way more streamlined and linear, the visor gives you lots of tactical options, the armour allows for much longer cloak mode and you are generally a bit more durable. That doesn't mean much, though, especially not on higher difficulties. There are still about 20 billion enemies around, and they're smart. You'll get fucked in no time if you think you can pull a Doomguy and just waltz through the levels thinking that your armour of awesome will help you.
    Game's good, though. Level design could have been more open, but all in all it's very satisfying.
  4. Ben Soto

    Ben Soto Professional Salt Shaker

    Jul 7, 2014
    Apart from replaying New Vegas to write this journal-style fanfic, I've finally gotten around to playing Assassin's Creed IV and it's surprisingly good. Once I unlocked the Jackdaw, the game really opened up. Naval warfare is amazing.

    Oh, and the regular gameplay is good too, I guess.
  5. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    Thinking about buying Alan Wake now that they are just scrapping to sell as many copies as possible before they legally can't. Is it any good?
  6. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    Combat is repetitive but i liked the game!
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  7. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    Hollywood: Westerners don't like non-western centric things.

    April: Top 2 selling games the whole Month Mario Kart 8 and Persona 5, Japanese games :smugoticon:
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  8. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I have just bought Starcrawlers though I have not played it yet.
    It is one of those dungeon roamer rpgs such as Eye of the Beholder or the more recent Legend of Grimrock but with a science fiction twist.
    Perhaps not a title that will put anything new on the map, but if it does well what it sets out to do I am not complaining.

    Games don't always have to be innovative, have various gimmicks, or be something else that is relevant of this time. They just need to be good and entertaining first and foremost.
  9. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    Can Nintendo make it anymore of a pain in the dick to link a new 3DS to the Nintendo Id account you laready had? Already delinked the old system and formated it, stupid shit is still telling me the Account is already linked to a 3DS and because Nintendo is so fucking unique and original they don't even have a web based plataform to manage your Nintendo ID account, I need to do it on a nintendo system.
  10. joevonzombie

    joevonzombie Buried alive in Golgotha

    Sep 28, 2015
    I've been in a point and click adventure mood as of late, currently working on the Black Mirror trilogy. Finished the first game and despite its glaring plot holes, I enjoyed it.
  11. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Speaking of point and click, I've just finished Stasis.

    Overall, I liked it. The art is beautiful, and the overall atmosphere is amazing. Mark Morgan did the music, so that's fantastic too.
    As for gameplay, it's overall okay. Majority of the puzzles are quite logical so I didn't have much trouble.
    The story is the most ambiguous part. Depending on your interpretation it can be either great or mediocre. Definitely not bad.
    My biggest problems was with some dialogue/characters, too cliched/forced etc.
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  12. Arnust

    Arnust Maybe you've seen it, maybe, in a dream...

    Feb 2, 2016
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  13. Kohno

    Kohno A Smooth-Skin

    Jul 30, 2009
    Playing Divinity: Original Sin 2 beta. It's really, really good. It has a lot of those little touches that I've kept hoping RPG's would take advantage of once again.... but all the time I keep wishing it was a scifi game because the fantasy setting bores me to fucking tears and I hate that disjointed feeling where a thing is both awesome and boring at the same time...
  14. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    Try the F2P game they added a while ago.
    Quite interessting but not that long.

    Also now i got an urge to play the longest journey/Dreamfall games.
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  15. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    I have it already on my Steam, so I will give it a try at some point.

    As with Arnaust's recommendation, this was on is on my list of games I should play, but not right now. I need a break from Stasis first.
  16. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 27, 2004
    Playing StarCrawlers.

    I already played it early access for a while and so I knew how it worked. Seems like more of the same, which is fine. I just wish the class specific crafting stuff wasn't such a pain in the ass. It's really just a roll of the dice to see if you get your drop or not.
  17. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Misanthropic God of Rations Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
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  18. Ediros

    Ediros A Smooth-Skin

    Feb 4, 2016
    Was thinking about buying Stellaris, but Paradox dlc scheme turned me away. What they have done to Europe Universalis is just as bad as what happened to The Sims.

    I can not support with a clear heart a company that releases a bunch dlcs that add very little to the game.

    Anyone knows a good game like Stellaris without bullshit prices?
  19. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    Still with CS:GO, gaining in rank and unlocking achievements. Not planning to unlock them all, just mostly having fun. New mouse and mouse pad helps quite a bit to improve.

    Am wondering though, I can set the sensitivity etc. on the new mouse, can also customize other stuff but sensitivity is most important I guess. I guess it's possible to have two sensitivities on the mouse on 'quick access' and then switch between those on the fly. Haven't yet mastered it.

    Seems there are some cheaters too on CS:GO too on some private servers although for some reason I thought there wouldn't be.
  20. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    Just finished the longest journey. Second time i play the game and even with the fast forward activated it took me around 8 hours with me remebering 90% of the puzzles. Damn that game is long!

    Going to start Dreamfall tomorrow i think but the controlls in that game is so hard to adjust to.