General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

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

  1. Norzan

    Norzan So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 7, 2017
    Tactics Ogre arrived recently, been playing that.

    Also, managed to buy Dragon Quest 5 DS for 115 bucks. That sounds like a lot and it is, but it's a steal given the current price in second hand market. It goes from 200 bucks and up, so i'm pretty happy to get it for 115. The game comes with everything, the case, the manual, everything.
     
  2. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Man if you were gonna play on DS you could've simply bought an R4 card to play it.
     
  3. Norzan

    Norzan So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 7, 2017
  4. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    It's great.
     
  5. Norzan

    Norzan So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 7, 2017
    It's more than great, it's fantastic. Around 9 hours in and i'm having a blast.
     
  6. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    Reborn has issues but the game is so good it is still great.
     
  7. Norzan

    Norzan So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 7, 2017
    Haven't ran into any issue really, no slowdows, no bugs or glitches, anything. I am playing the Switch version, so maybe it's the PC version? I wouldn't be surprised if the PC version sucked ass because Square's PC ports are notoriously utter shit.

    Edit: So i did some research and this version does have a bunch of changes.

    - You no longer have skills points, instead characters learn the skills in specific levels. Most skills also no longer transfer between classes outside of the ones that share the same weapon type, i.e if two classes use spear both can use the spear skills (Valkyrie and Dragoon sharing Ruination spear skill). Only four skill slots which to me just means i actually have to think hard about which skills to use instead of just being able to pick everything.

    - The buff cards are a new thing. I actually kind of like them because it means i can actually do something in turns where the only thing i can is walk. Plus it can make enemy units suddenly way more dangerous when they get a damage buff card.

    - Crafting is 100% guarranteed instead of a chance of failing (i actually love this because i have been playing a MMO riddled with RNG bullshit upgrading, so i'm glad it doesn't fail here).

    - There's a level cap which is increased between story battles, which i actually kind of like because it's so easy to overlevel in this type of game and it means the game has an actual level curve. Plus it makes story battles more challenging because enemies are always either in my level or above mine.

    - Random encounters replaced with training. Which is basically the same thing, if not for the fact that training doesn't give you money and loot, which is dumb as shit.

    - HP bloat is a thing and this is legit the thing i hate. I am around level 16 and i'm starting to notice enemies have way too much health. Plus apparently healing spells weren't scaled to the new hp numbers and it makes them less useful.

    I haven't played the original or PSP versions though. If i had actually played them i probably would have been angry at some of these changes. But apparently each version has their differences, so i guess it's up to people which version they like.

    I'm still having a blast with the story, characters and gameplay anyway.
     
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  8. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    Yeah I played a little of the PSP version and I noticed. Training is the worst change I think. Still amazing game as you said.
     
  9. Norzan

    Norzan So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 7, 2017
    I noticed myself that plenty of people consider the stuff the PSP version added to be just bloat. I think it would have been amazing if you had all three versions in one package, so that you could more or less please the most people.
     
  10. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    To be fair it takes five seconds to get the PSP version running on your computer. I think it might make changes that makes you uber powerful if you are a super autist which is why they dialed it back.
     
  11. Dinghy

    Dinghy Dead Milk Courier

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    Dec 8, 2019
    Shoutout to all the Tropico 1 heads out there. I have literally never played 3-6. What makes the sequels so popular with people? I tried to play Tropico 3 and the early 3D graphics turned me off so much that I didn't play much more than the tutorial. Surely the mechanics of the game must be what draws so many people to the sequels. What changed after the first game?
    In addition to that, a game that gets even less love on these forums is Rollercoaster Tycoon. The online community for RCT2 is still extremely active. I played a ton of vanilla RCT2 this year.
     
  12. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    I've played Tropico 1 with the icons above the ' Peebles' heads like the 'Sims'. Also I played Railroad Tycoon2 platinum and Industry Giant 2.
    I had Tropico 3, 4 and 5 on an older puter.

    All of the above games have been re-hashed, upgraded, dumbed down, sometimes just remakes with a few things ironed out supposedly to make things within the game easier or more playable.

    I also played Stronghold Crusader (Isometric). I am not sure if it was Stronghold 2 that attempted to make 3D graphics of objects but similar to yourself I played a few scenarios but then binned it as it looked bad, played bad and the voicing was shite.

    I won't mention EA Sports as I want to keep my blood pressure at a reasonable level ;p
     
  13. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Antediluvian as Feck

    Nov 26, 2007
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  14. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I am really digging Pentiment. The most Josh Sawyer game to ever Josh Sawyer.
     
  15. Risewild

    Risewild Antediluvian as Feck
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    Tropico 3 sucks. If you want to try 3D Tropico, try Tropico 4, it's much better than 3. I never played 5 or 6 so I can't really say if they are better or worse than 4.
     
  16. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Just bought;
    Elden Ring, Jedi Fallen Order and Judgement. Also bought Pentiment but that was out of the Sale and I already played over 3 hours of it so now I can't ask for my money back and buy it discounted lmao FML.
     
  17. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    Both Steam and GOG Winter Sales are on but I cannot spot any bargains as of yet.

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  18. Richwizard

    Richwizard Carbon Dated and Proud
    Orderite

    Jan 18, 2010
    I finally started The Outer Worlds. I want the next one.
     
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  19. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    Outcast rehashed. First open world game from last century
     
  20. Richwizard

    Richwizard Carbon Dated and Proud
    Orderite

    Jan 18, 2010
    Update; I finished The Outer Worlds for Christmas.

    Bite me. I still want the 2nd one.
     
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