General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

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

  1. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    >Observer_

    There's just something about Rutger Hauer and a cyberpunk environment which just can't go wrong.
    I mean, a lot is over the top, with some fairly stupid jump scares, but it's neat enough for me to enjoy.
     
  2. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Started Pillars of Eternity.

    So far I like it a lot. Perfect graphics, nice design overall. Game mechanics seem interested, with attributes, talents, class specs and what not. As I haven't played a proper cRPG in a while, this is a welcome change. Character interaction and scripted sequences really remind me of some good old games and/or DnD sessions.

    As far as the gameworld, story etc. goes, it's still too early to judge, but it's promising. I like how some of the characters are written.
    However, I've heard from too many people that game gets worse as time goes by. Hope that's not true.



    And I wanted to ask a question to those who have played - is White March DLC necessary? I don't have it and I can't afford it ATM, but I wonder is the content of the DLC integrated into main game (a la Tales of the Sword Coast) or is it a completely different experience not connected to the main game?
    No spoilers, please.

    Edit: @Jogre I guess you could give me an answer to this.
     
  3. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015
    Some of the later parts in Eir Glanfath are a little tedious, but the last part of the game is interesting enough to make up for it.
    You can bring companions from White March back in to the main game, and there are a few changes to character building(letting you take abilities from other classes) but apart from that there is very little overlap. It takes place in a completely different game-world, and doesn't really have much of an impact on the main game.

    It really isn't necessary so if you can't afford it, go ahead and complete the main game without it.

    Although I would recommend playing White March if you get the chance. Its honestly Pillars at its best, with IMO some of the most fun companions/dungeon/scripted encounters.
     
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  4. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    If I complete the main game like this, can I access DLC content later on without having to replay the main game?
     
  5. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015
    Well, for some strange reason Obsidian decided to put most of the White March endings in to the main ending of the game, which means to find out what happens to the towns/factions you interacted with in WM, you have to do the final dungeon again.

    If you want to complete the main game first, I'd suggest leaving a save before the final dungeon, so you don't have much replaying to do.
     
  6. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    Well that's a shitty decision.
    On the other hand, I'll pause the game for the time being. I've just completed Act I and my Dark Souls 3 GOTY is supposed to arrive tomorrow, so I'll be busy playing that for the time being.
    By the time I'm done with it, hopefully DLC pass will go on sale.
     
  7. Arnust

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

    Feb 2, 2016
    Oh, on that. Screw you @Atomkilla, DaS2 is da best. Refer to the Codex megathreads for further information.
     
  8. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    I have listed no threads there in fear of spoilers, but since you're obviously trolling, I wanna know what the joke's about.
     
  9. Arnust

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

    Feb 2, 2016
    Well, in more seriousness, it's kind of the Fallout 2 of irs franchise, unlike the Fallout 3 that most people will tell you. It's a good sequel, and while not being as "special" as the first one, because it won't ever be, it's just got more things to do, more things to find, and more mechanics that are actually quite fleshed out for this series. I couldn't be asked to answer when you tagged me a few pages back, because I can't spend all my damn time in the internet arguing about Fallout or Souls.

    Enjoy DS3, I'm interested on what you will make out of it.
     
  10. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    It's a good sequel, but it's fault is that it could have been so much better. From what I've read about its design process and troubles studio was going through, it turned out pretty good tho.
    It's biggest flaw in my opinion is the story, which is...well, it's all over the place. It's obvious many ideas were floating around and many cuts were made. Kinda sad because some segments of the lore are fantastic, whereas some are very dumb.


    I don't believe you one bit.


    Thanks. The only thing I've seen so far is intro cinematic, which is damn sweet.
    Anyway, I will make a post once I've finished it. I think we have a Souls thread floating around...
     
  11. Arnust

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

    Feb 2, 2016
    I'll shut up about 3, but... I played 2 the last (not counting DeS), after how butthurt DaS3 left me, and not talking about difficulty. Holy shit was it a blast, AND story wise too.

    I mean, I've got plenty more things to argue about! For realsies! In more seriousness, I cna but not split into multiple places like that. Not copypasting my arguments from one place to another that is, being Codex/everyday discussion/Discord/NMA/Damn anywhere.

    DO NOT watch the trailers. Apes edited them. They'll spoil every boss in the game, with the exception of the shitty ones. So don't.
     
  12. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    I literally know nothing about Dark Souls 3 story other than what's written on the back of game's packaging, but you're the first person I've heard saying DS2 has a better story than DS3. I'm intrigued.


    I hear ya. What can I say, once I'm done with the series I'll check out the threads and what's been (shit)posted there.


    Thanks for the warning, but no worries. I never watch trailers of anything for that very reason. Too many films/games spoiled.
    The only thing I've seen is this, which I assume is mostly harmless. I mean, I would've seen it the first time I loaded the game, so it's not a big deal. Love the atmosphere of that intro and the fact that the original narrator is back. I really disliked DS2 intro, it felt off. It tried to be way too personal and intimate, so to speak, and that didn't feel appropriate for the series. This one feels more Souls like, but for whatever reason it also gives me a bit of Blizzard vibe. Can't put my finger on it.
    Nothing compares to the intro from the first game tho.
     
  13. Arnust

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

    Feb 2, 2016
    I- I'm going to stay neutral until you're done. I see that you're in camp DS1. S'fine. S'all fiiine...

     
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  14. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015
    I'm currently playing Expeditions: Conquistador.

    I fucking love this game, but why does it have to be so short?, Like, I feel like I'm barely halfway through my adventure, and suddenly I've discovered every location in the game.

    I kinda wish they made DLC or an Expansion Pack or something. I want my conquest of the americas to go on forever!
     
  15. Juza The Cloud

    Juza The Cloud Nanto Goshasei

    Jun 3, 2015
    I'm currently playing through Darkest Dungeon, and liking it a lot. It is preparing me for when I play Tomb of Annihilation in my tabletop gaming group.
     
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  16. Arnust

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

    Feb 2, 2016
    Actually getting back to PoE where I left it off, now on the "find the old Observer" objective. Any tips or sumthin'? My main issue is not getting distracted or bored, I admit.

    With a bit of Warframe daily, and some Lawbreaker matches.
     
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  17. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    So started Dark Souls 3 and I really like it so far - except for online component.

    Half an hour into the game I get invaded by a fucking cheater. I'm co-oping with some random dude, and this guy Malcolm Reynolds invades and ravages us. Summons dozens of mobs on us, while he himself is unbeatable.
    I managed to make a screenshot and I reported the guy, but it's infuriating.


    dat soul count

    Not clearly visible, but the huge thing in the left part of the image is a drake's leg. You can see the tail to the right.

    Later on I've learned that a year ago there was a hacker by the same name plaguing the servers, softbanning people somehow. The one that invaded me is most likely just a copycat, since my save isn't corrupted, but this level of incompetence from FromSoft is beyond appalling.

    In any case, I've started manually backing up my save, something that I've used to doing, but again, this is pure and utter shit.
     
  18. Arnust

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

    Feb 2, 2016
    @Atomkilla The only way around is, afaik, blocking the user in Steam. That makes it impassible for you two to match online, seemingly. On that, y'are in PC? Despite how fucked the online component can be, password matchmaking is a godsend.
     
  19. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    I blocked the guy, but I don't think that does anything except block communication. I think he/she can still invade. Either way, I hope I won't get incidents like these again...

    What's password matchmaking? I saw it in the settings, but did not bother checking. To be fair, I rarely play Souls online, I just use it for occasional help, so I didn't read much on it. Yet.
     
  20. Arnust

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

    Feb 2, 2016
    It's as simple as a filter. You and your intended summoner put the same password, say, "boner", and you'll filter through any matchmaking to only reach your pal. It's good because it supposedly scales down/up if there's a huge SL difference. It's bad because it's waaaay too bare and gamey, encourages unavoidable gangrape to invaders, and makes it a tad too simple IMO. Besides, it was from Bloodborne anyway.