General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

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

  1. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Non Binary Pod Person Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Replaying Earthbound for the NMA Top 100 RPG project. It's still just as funny today as is it was back then. Good luck trying to find a cartridge of it nowadays without paying some serious cash. I don't even care for jRPG's that much, but this game appeals to me on so many levels. It's hard to pin it down to one reason. I can't really explain it. I'm currently at Saturn Valley right after defeating Master Belch. I love how you have to wait behind the waterfall without moving for 3 minutes to gain access to the lair. The puzzles aren't difficult, but they're pretty fun.

    I've always wanted to play Mother for the NES, but I hear it can get ridiculously hard even for a NES title, so I'm waiting for the fan remake.
  2. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Looks like Ezra Miller with glasses.

    Well Torchlight is made by ex Diablo devs, wouldn't really expect them to deviate from the general themes too much. :P

    Also got Anachronox from the currrent GoG sale. Can't really call myself a retro PC gamer without at least playing it.
  3. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    After sinking many hours in GW2, I think I'm pretty much done with it for a while. It's really less of an MMO and more of a coop RPG, which is fine because there's no sub fee to worry about. I'm sure I'll be back again.

    Still on the fence about buying Torchlight 2 after getting burned on Diablo 3.
  4. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    You just need more Resist Fire, brah.

  5. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Non Binary Pod Person Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Anybody ever play Tactics Ogre? I have always wanted to try it.
  6. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Heard nothing but good things about that game, heck even the RPG Kodex like it.
  7. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    Shogun Total War II, the Fall of the Samurai DLC in fact. I really like it, much better than Rise. There's a nice blend of melee and ranged units, the RPG elements and dilemna system are as good as ever, and off-shore bombardments are simply badass, if a bit overpowered. I can't wait for Rome II.

    Also a bit of Borderlands II on the side. It's pretty much the first game, but better, albeit the final boss is just as dissapointing.

    Oh, and any of you guys have played Lost Odyssey? a friend recommended it aand told me it was on PC, that it was a pretty good JRPG with a very decent port. Care to corroborate?
  8. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    I haven't seen any information on a PC version of it. However it is a very good game. Tends to get overlooked like a lot of RPGs on the 360 do.
  9. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Non Binary Pod Person Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Lost Odyssey is a pretty long jRPG, so be prepared to play awhile if you start it. It's pretty decent as far as jRPG's are concerned. Didn't know it was available for pc.

    Anyone ever play Anachronox? I am strongly considering trying it after reading up on it a bit. Seems like it had quite the development history...

    Tactics Ogre is pretty fun. I may try to play it more later, but it's similarities to Final Fantasy Tactics are appealing, except it seems slightly more mature. I tried playing the one for SNES, but I couldn't get into it.
  10. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    You just missed a GoG sale with Arachronox on it.

    It is a very good game, can't really play it much as it gives me motion sickness. It's a tad rough at the start but once the story kicks into gear and the world opens up it is pretty unique.
  11. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    "Played" Dear Esther today, twice. While I first thought it will be a rather pretentious experience, it was a really moving thing. I guess you have to like such stuff though and have to be in the mood for it/or be wired for sentimental feelings more. It technically isn't even a "game" anyway but it fun trying to puzzle together the narrators letters trying to create a cohesive story out of it. The only fucking annoying thing is that he moves so slow.. I understand that a sprint button would be a bit out of place for this games pacing, but speeding it a bit up wouldn't have hurt.
  12. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    Back in Mass Effect 3 with the newest free DLC. It adds a ton of stuff, from new enemies (Collectors) to weapons (they mostly suck tho), new kits (there are Volus soldiers now, caused quite the nerdrage in the forums) to alterations of existing maps and a new challenge system.

    I must say that the ME3 multiplayer really impressed me. I was dubious at first, but it turns out to be the most enjoyable part of the game. They constantly add new stuff, the mode's more than doubled in content since release at no additional cost. Of course they recoup it via microtransactions but you can get a lot of good things via just playing, so long as the RNG doesn't screw you over. In this era of 15$ map packs, it's quite refreshing.

    Enough talk. Back to having my ass handed to me by the Collectors.
  13. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    Also, Dishonored is awesome.
  14. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Volus Soldiers?you can control one of those Little Stumpy guys? Excellent.
  15. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    And they're pretty good too. Bioware went out of their way to make them play different, they are a support class designed to help the team by restoring their sheilds, using mines to make enemies more vulnerable and priming for biotic explosions. They can't even melee, they cloak instead.

    Me, I'm still awaiting to unlock the Turians with jetpacks.
  16. TucoX

    TucoX First time out of the vault

    Aug 30, 2011
    Singularity at the moment.
    very exciting game! i get chill thrills everytime i think of playing it.

    after that i might try Bulletstorm.

    Both games are FPS with lots and lots of added goodies to bend the genre.
  17. xdarkyrex

    xdarkyrex Vault Senior Citizen

    Aug 28, 2006
    Right now I'm playing Minecraft; Hardcore, Large Biomes, Vanilla. and keeping up on the newest weekly snapshots.
    Also rotating gradually between Tales of Maj'Eyal + mods, Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup, Dwarf Fortress + graphics pack, Transcendence + mods, Spelunky + mods, 3079, Blades of Exile, Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty custom maps, and ZZT.

    Looking forward to playing Diablo 3 and Borderlands 2 soon, both with my brother.

    Also waiting for the next Humble Bundle, Project Eternity, and I wonder what Spiderweb Software has been up to recently...

    As for non-video games, I have a dnd4e session going and play MtG frequently :3
  18. woo1108

    woo1108 Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 27, 2012
    wizardry 8.
    very interesting game
    good combat system, good music, good actors
    but it is too harsh . damn Priestess...
  19. avaunt

    avaunt First time out of the vault

    Nov 21, 2010
    I concur with this statement. I tried the online game and during the first session I reached level 15 with an engineer. And I've never played with an engineer before. I've mostly played with Adepts and I've relied on pausing the game, assessing the situation and using a power. Meticulous approach like in any turn-based game.

    I was totally out of it at the beginning. But gradually I started mastering the system. I claim that ME3's multiplayer is a lot better, more gratifying and novelty-laden than the single-player experience.
  20. Joelzania

    Joelzania Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Oct 12, 2011
    I felt that Singularity was pretty gimmicky, but I really enjoyed the boss fights. Especially the one on the train rail with the spindly monster thing.