General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

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

  1. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Fossil

    Apr 7, 2017
    I am jumping the gun here my comparison of Avowed to Elder Scrolls (to be fair, everyone is making that comparison), so i'll hold off my full judgment until i see actual gameplay.

    The trailer was trash though. Literally the type of trailer i hate that hardly says anything about the game except for vague shit.
     
  2. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    That is a problem with a lot of trailers these days, they barely "tell" anything. Tell as in showing us gameplay we can become excited for and not just vague hints about what a game may be about.
     
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  3. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Fossil

    Mar 16, 2013
    That has been going on for long enough that I don't think saying "nowadays" is entirely accurate.
     
  4. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
    The more you tell... the more risk to offend; they don't even give accurate specs anymore, they bump up the minimum requirements or else the game might appear dated.
     
  5. SquidVan

    SquidVan Pirate and Bankrobber

    Jun 1, 2018
    STALKER 2 you fools! Who cares about Skyrim by Obsidian?! STALKER IS BACK ON THE MENU (and it better release on GOG and not only on Windows Store dammit).

    I am also concerned that it will be watered down compared to the OG trilogy since it can be played on a controller. I also wonder if 2 will still have you playing as Strelok again to kick off a new trilogy.
     
  6. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
    The sequel will have you play as Zariyah, an ear gauged, pony-tailed, partially buzz-cut covert special ops loner with an ax to grind against all males, and a penchant for groin shots.
     
  7. SquidVan

    SquidVan Pirate and Bankrobber

    Jun 1, 2018
    Lmao she sounds hot bro

    In all seriousness STALKER 2 was going to have females in it. So we'll probably see that anyway. Common artifacts ain't worth shit, the Zone in some areas is safer and looking more prospective for outsiders at times. Makes sense that the first in would be ex-military or downtrodden men looking to survive in a new life and such. But some women would eventually make there way there. Just not nearly as many.
     
  8. Eshanas

    Eshanas A Smooth-Skin

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    Jul 6, 2016
    Never cared for Stalker, or Metro.

    But Avowed looks interesting. Reminds me of Arx Fatalis in a way....\

    Edit: LOL NOPE It's Pillars of Eternity or Whatever shit, pass and forget.
     
  9. The Outsider

    The Outsider Wanderer of the Forgotten Wastes

    140
    Jan 9, 2019
    Playing Pokemon Gold during my stay near the beaches in Florida, and I already caught an Unown, an Abra to a Kadabra, a Gastly to a Haunter, and Recieved a Togepi. So far, so good!
     
  10. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Little lady with the mouth of a sailor

    Jun 15, 2015
    I really hope STALKER 2 isn't made into an Epic Exclusive. Wouldn't be surprised if that pencil neck cunt Tim Sweeney is trying to work out some deal with the publishers as we speak.
     
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  12. Morgan_

    Morgan_ Putz

    587
    Jul 3, 2020
    Valve just needs to dip into their war chest a little and drop a big, fat load on Timmy Sween's face.

    Best monopoly ever.
     
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  13. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Kali Yuga Jamboree Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005


    This is the only Mortal Kombat I have not played. Looks like I actually missed out a little bit but by that time I think we were playing Tekken. My timing might be wrong. Let me test my memory. Yeah Tekken 2 came out that year. I remember looking in the gaming mags at the time. It was a big fighting game issue. People did point out how dated MK Trilogy was compared to those other games. Some other games that year...

    King of Fighters 96. Man I remember when the arcades were cool. Street Fighter Alpha 2. Much better game than MK Trilogy no doubt. At least I know Street Fighter Alpha 3 is probably the best Street Fighter game I ever played. Killer Instinct Gold. I never really played it much but that was a very influential fighting game for sure. MK Trilogy probably did get a somewhat unfair treatment when you consider those games were coming out. By then everyone knew the MK graphics were kinda shitty and just a 90's fad.
     
  14. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Fossil

    Mar 16, 2013
    I rewatched the Halo: Infinite presentation. Beyond the absolutely dogshit graphics, I'm warming up to it somewhat. How they treat the open-world is what matters I guess. Having it be pseudo-open world where you still have a linear progression but your objectives for each mission are free-form in terms order on different explorable maps would actually suit Halo's gameplay flow quite well I think. But true "Open World" really wouldn't. Core gameplay looked good too. A huge upgrade from 4 and 5 at the least, even though sprint is there still in albeit a neutered form.

    Art-style is....mixed. The graphics being bad doesn't help but there's a fantastic return to form in a lot of the designs and I prefer the over simplicity to the sci-fi overdesigned greeble shit of 4 and 5. At the moment what sticks out to me as most problematic is the weapon designs. Other than the Assault Rifle which is literally just the Reach model ported without textures, they look terribly un-halo. The burst rifle weapon looked like something from Titanfall and the handgun was literally a Sig Sauer. Same thing for the Banished weapons, which were apparently LEGO blocks. It also bothers me that the Banished despite in premise being just "reskinned mercenary covenant" don't even apparently follow that rule and just use the old Covenant colours. But still, it's all better than the 4 and 5 designs.
     
  15. SquidVan

    SquidVan Pirate and Bankrobber

    Jun 1, 2018
    GSC responded to some worries about this. They seemed to give the impression that they did not have such plans but who knows. It's not like GSC really likes to give out much details about what is going on. I want the game on GOG within a month or two of release but I have a bad feeling that won't happen. If not, Steam's my second hope. Anything else is bust for me. I won't buy it on Epic and I don't plan on buying it from the Windows Store either.
     
  16. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Well now I have finished The Last of Us 2, and I am sure I'll beat Persona 5 Royal this weekend, I will move on to Metro Exodus to replace the Last of Us 2 slot, and either fuck around a bit with Detroit or Taales of Berseria for a bit. As soon as I finish Dark Souls I will start Dark Souls 2, I know people say it's the worst of the Dark Souls games, but I already bought it so fuck it, gonna make my way through the Souls series.
     
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  17. Morgan_

    Morgan_ Putz

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    Jul 3, 2020
    The only Tales of game I played was Vesperia and I liked it quite a bit.
     
  18. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Kali Yuga Jamboree Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005


    These guys really love their movie references.
     
  19. SquidVan

    SquidVan Pirate and Bankrobber

    Jun 1, 2018
    Don't think like that. It is the most divisive game in the fanbase. You either love it or think it was a bad idea. I dislike it. But I think it's better than a lot of other AAA games around that time period. It's not a bad game, it's just disappointing compared to DS1 and BB if you ask me. You might think it's the 10/10 some others see in it, so if you really enjoy these games, you shouldn't think to skip it.
     
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  20. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Was exactly my plan. I wanna make my own opinion on it all the same.