General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

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

  1. Hawkwing74

    Hawkwing74 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Feb 20, 2024
    I probably enjoyed KOTOR 1 because to my knowledge, we'd never had a Star Wars RPG before. I liked tweaking the lightsabers and other gear and I felt the story was well executed. I liked the interaction with the companions. And sorry, I often get Bioware and Obsidian confused.

    I got to a point in my KOTOR 2 run where the game seemingly would not let me proceed due to bugs. I think I just got distracted and lost interest and never tried again.

    Now there's all sorts of games since but I feel they may be too "action" for me, so I never tried those. Anyone ever play Fallen Order, for example?

    I did try Star Wars: The Old Republic and that did not hold my interest.
  2. SquidWard

    SquidWard Pirate and Bankrobber oTO Orderite

    Jun 1, 2018
    Yeah was pretty fun. Felt pretty much like a Souls game but with some more mainstream tendencies. I enjoyed it though.
    Ah, can't fault you on that. Most of the best games I've played are buggy as fuck but it's hard to fault anyone for bouncing off them for having their shit fucked up for bad code.
  3. Aurelius Of Phoenix

    Aurelius Of Phoenix Psued.

    Mar 9, 2018
    I finished a campaign run of Battletech, which lasted about 50 hours. Pretty fun. I will hold off replaying it until I can get all the DLC.

    Watching the PS State of Play:

    Concord barely showed any gameplay but the little it did show reminded me of Destiny Crucible which I was a big fan of when I still played Destiny (D1 crucible > D2 Crucible), I looked it up and Ryan Ellis is the game director and co-founder of the studio and spent 7 years at Bungie. I imagine he worked on Destiny.

    Some interesting action games will probably be disappointing and take after Soulslikes.

    The Silent Hill 2 remake looking rough, and Angela and James look bad. Not excited at all.

    The New Monster Hunter and Astrobot game looks interesting.

    Any thoughts on the state of play?
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  4. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Slippy sloppy, The

    Sep 11, 2010
    There's a remake in the works?
  5. Norzan

    Norzan So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 7, 2017
    Of course there is one, gotta remake everything because most of gaming these days is just a bunch of creatively bankrupt idiots redoing old games for memberries.
  6. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Slippy sloppy, The

    Sep 11, 2010
    Too bad for them I'm not buying it.


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  7. Norzan

    Norzan So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 7, 2017
    I don't buy them either, a lot of these remakes are pointless and add hardly anything to the original.
  8. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Slippy sloppy, The

    Sep 11, 2010
    Pretty much.
    The only remakes I enjoyed was REvil 2R, 3R and 4R.

    2R because it's just genuinely a good game. Mr X following you around and the over the shoulder style really changes the design of it.

    3R because it is almost a different game from the original.

    And 4R because I fucking hate the original as a REvil title.

    Like, in my eyes REvil's canoninity stops before 4. However if the new remakes are intended to kinda clean up the story and try to give everything a bit more of a consistent tone then I think 4R is great for that and willing to accept it as canon.

    Other than those I dunno if there are any remakes I really care about.
  9. Norzan

    Norzan So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 7, 2017
    Remake of 3 was complete trash, changed Jill's personality into a complete bitch and removed areas and bosses from the original. Also that Nemesis design, because literal garbage bags make for some really intimidating shit.

    Remake of 4 was completely pointless because the original was the first game in the series to do the over the shoulder third person gameplay.
  10. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Slippy sloppy, The

    Sep 11, 2010
    Like I said, I think of 3 as an entirely different game and I like it.
    4 original was a fun game but trash REvil game. :shrug:
  11. Grillsen

    Grillsen First time out of the vault

    Jan 13, 2023
    I really don't much care for any remakes that I've played. When I want to go back and play a classic game that I love, I want to re-experience that original version with it's mechanics and artistic vision intact. I find that with pretty much all remakes, too many creative liberties are taken that change so much of artistic vision and design principles of the original game.

    I've played the remakes of Spyro, Demon Souls, System Shock, and Batman Arkham Asylum (if you count that as a remake). All of those remakes are well made and enjoyable interpretations of the original. However they are all very different games from their originals from an artistic or gameplay standpoint (or both in the case of System Shock). So I guess call me a purist but I just rather go back and play the originals then the new remade versions made by completely different developers.
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  12. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Slippy sloppy, The

    Sep 11, 2010
  13. Aurelius Of Phoenix

    Aurelius Of Phoenix Psued.

    Mar 9, 2018
    I feel remakes are only necessary for flawed games that have the potential to be good. Otherwise, a remaster or update that runs the game on modern hardware would suffice. Konami could have attempted a faithful remaster of the first 4 silent hill games (not the fuckup that was the HD collection) instead of this remake.

    Anyway, the Ashes: Hard Reset release trailer is coming out soon. I've played the first few levels of Ashes: Afterglow and dig it, so I'll have to finish the game.