Watchya Been Playin?

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  1. Gorge

    Gorge is robbing a gun store with a knife. Premium Member

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    I'm going to try this and see how well it pans out. Basically list what you're currently playing and then give a description of what you think so far in no more than 5 words.

    Left 4 Dead 2 (Mac) - Great fun especially with friends.

    Katamari Damacy (PS2) - Weird looney japanese fun.

    Team Fortress 2 (Mac) - Best team based shooter around.

    Panzer Dragoon Orta (Xbox) - Strangely addicting on-rails shooter.



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  2. Quagmire

    Quagmire UofL Cardinals, NY Yankees, NY Giants Premium Member

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    Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection
     
  3. Gorge

    Gorge is robbing a gun store with a knife. Premium Member

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    I wasn't expecting the puzzles to get much worse. They don't really seem to be much of a focus of the game. I wouldn't mind more puzzles though, or even solving riddles like a sort of ancient phrase that you'd have to figure out what it means in order to progress.

    I keep noticing tiny details with this game. Every major injury she has stays visible the entire game. Even when she runs her hand along a cave wall and then passes a lantern, her hand run over the lantern and she pulls it back and shakes it like she was slightly burnt. I keep getting surprised with how well this game is made.
     
  4. Grave_Digger

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    That might have been my favorite "surprise" game of last generation. I didn't expect much, and got way more than I bargained for. I'm so bummed that the sequel is going to be exclusive to the XBone.


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  5. dimmerwit

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    Ready for a surprising statement?

    Assassin's Creed Unity is the best Assassin's Creed ever made.

    I've really been pleasantly surprised by the game. First, let's address the obvious: the frame-rate is not ideal and there are a few times where the game could use a bit more polish, but having played about 8 hours of completely unpatched game on PS4 (turns out I hadn't actually installed the patch as the download had been paused) I haven't had anything that I would class as a noteworthy issue. No crashes, no hang-ups, no broken quests, no major graphical glitches, nothing. And whilst the frame-rate can chop somewhat, it's still a fair bit better than many big last-gen titles (e.g. GTA V) and apparently the latest patches improve that somewhat. I won't defend Ubisoft for their shocking job at the PC version, but it seems as though the PS4 version is not the horror job that many have implied. I'll keep an eye on this as I move forward, since I'm only about a third of the way through the story.

    The game itself though is as much of a surprise. AC games have always delivered a great sense of place and atmosphere, but Paris is the best environment of all by far - it looks great (for the most part) but most importantly just has an incredibly authentic feel about it. As I said before, the French Revolution is something I know very well and the historicism in this is sensationally well done. The game's structure is also a lot better, with actual proper, open assassination missions like in the first game that drive the plot much more effectively but without the tedious investigative missions that the opening entry in the series made you plod through - it's like a great blend of AC1 and the games that followed it. The game also has a much better diversity of actually fun mission types - from standalone missions to murder mystery missions, the side content feels a lot more fun than just filling in a checkbox, which is definitely a criticism that I would assign to the old games. And there's finally some half-decent stealth mechanics!

    There are some flaws, definitely. Free-running has been improved but Arno still gets caught up on tables and furniture a little too often, and likewise whilst combat has also been improved it doesn't feel as deep as its competitors can be. But overall, count me impressed.

    (Now that I said that, my save will corrupt and it will crash three time in a row.)
     
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  6. Gorge

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    From what i've been reading its a timed exclusive (but unknown for how long), with some luck a PC version likely a year later.
     
  7. Grave_Digger

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    It's being published by Microsoft though. Doesn't that pretty much guarantee it's not going anywhere?


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  8. Sigs Minock

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    Considering what I want to play once i finish my Jack'o-Ganger's run in Borderlands: The Pre-sequel...

    Mass Effect, Fallout 3, or Dragon Age Inquisition... or heck, even Destiny- but that's just to do the "Dark of the Moon" quests and stuff.
     
  9. Spiner202

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    I'm almost done finishing Shadow of Mordor. Just have a few collectibles and then some trophy cleanup. Total playtime is probably going to be between 25-30 hours. Not bad, but it went by fast. I have to say that as the game goes on, you can completely ignore stealth and go into full-on destruction mode. Seriously, you get awesome upgrades as things progress, and it's so much fun to just destroy uruks. The story is incredibly short, and there is a ton to collect. In fact, I would say I spent far more time collecting stuff than doing the story. In any case, it's still pretty fun to do because the combat is excessively brutal.

    Also, I went to EB Games (Gamestop), and got more money than I expected for a large number of my 360 games. I'm debating whether or not I should buy a game soon with it and what game to get. The two games I'm eyeing are Dragon Age: Inquisition and Little Big Planet 3. The latter I sort of have to rule out because I've heard it's a buggy mess and basically can't even be played. The former I do want to buy, but I'm starting work on Monday and anticipate less than 10 hours a week to play video games, so I'm not sure I want to commit to a game of that stature.

    The other option is to just keep playing on Madden and especially Destiny because I have so much to do in that game. I ended up with prepaid Mastercards, so I don't need to spend the money on video games.

    Any suggestions of other games I may have overlooked?

    Edit: I just realized Sigs also asked about DA:I. Hopefully someone can help both of us out :^:
     
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  10. dimmerwit

    dimmerwit Tremendously High Energy Member Premium Member

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    My only other suggestion would be AC:Unity, for the reasons I detailed in my last post. I would also include Sunset Overdrive but I didn't think either of you had an Xbox One - but if you do, that's a great choice.
     
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    Sadly I don't have an Xbone (would definitely pick up Master Chief Collection if I did), so Sunset Overdrive is out.

    I would get Unity, but I'm burned out on AC games at the moment. Granted, Black Flag was fantastic, but I need a break from AC. Shadow of Mordor has a similar style of gameplay, so I don't really want to do those back to back. I'm leaning towards holding off for a bit to see if I can get something on sale. I'm not too keen on paying $70 + tax for a game since most of the ones I want are new.
     
  12. dimmerwit

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    I can understand. To be honest, I couldn't really think of anything else to recommend. This holiday season has been pretty thin - the whole year has, to be honest.

    I'll just reel off some games. I don't own CoD:AW but I played a fair chunk of single and multiplayer over Christmas and I was extremely impressed, and it was definitely the freshest the series has felt in a long time especially on the multiplayer side. I was also able to play Far Cry 4, which whilst being very familiar if you played 3 is still an excellent game with a beautiful setting. Forza Horizon 2 is a great driving game that's quite suitable for those not hugely into the genre, although the Xbox One version is definitely superior even graphics aside from the 360 version. And GTA V is quite a bit better on the new consoles with the superior graphics, superior controllers and all of the updates and additions, especially first-person mode. But apart from that and DA:I, nothing really stands out for me.
     
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    I've been playing Advanced Warfare recently on PC and I really dig it. I really like the multiple ways you can enter an area now.
     
  14. dimmerwit

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    CoD:AW would be my number one pick. The only reason I got Unity first was because it fell to less than half price in a Boxing day sale.
     
  15. The Eye in the Sky!

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    Dragon Age Inquisition - I just reached
    Skyhold
    and have clocked 29 hours into the game... and it really has just begun. I thought the amount of content was staggering before... I just unlocked an entire new set of quests and customization, along with character classes.

    But the mission that transitions to this new place was awesome. Bioware/EA really salvaged the series, so far. Best story quest I've had in an RPG in a while.

    Also, I got Euro Truck Simulator 2 for $5 during the steam sale and customized my gamepad and all that to make it the most fun boring game I can remember playing. It shouldn't be fun to be driving the speed limit, staying in my lane and using my directions but it is. Very addicting.
     
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    When that happened I had probably about the same amount of hours put in as you, and then I realized that essentially I had only just finished the prologue. This game is freaking huge.


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  17. dimmerwit

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    I got that a couple of years ago, and at that time there was a hard speed limiter that couldn't be overridden without the use of mods. I remember the first time I got the mod and blasted along at 95 mph, racking up hundreds of Euros of fines whenever I passed a speed camera. Not to mention getting a UK-spec lorry with RHD makes overtaking a nightmare.

    I actually picked up the expansion, so should get into that.
     
  18. The Eye in the Sky!

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    I undid the limiter this morning and racked up my first few tickets. Silly Europe and their speed cameras.
     
  19. Quagmire

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    Played a little bit of Xenoblade Chronicles, Daubin just joined be on my way to colony 6

    Went through all 3 Streets of Rage games, man what fun. I miss games like these...I'm really torn on how to rank them. I loved the back up attack from SR1, but it was OP, but you didn't get many and had none on the final level.

    The second introduced more moves and a special that drained your health, and then the third built upon that by having a special meter when filled, didn't hurt you, but if you did it before, then it would hurt you.

    The music is best in the first two and the third after the second level, the levels start to feel boring. Plus I hated that weapons had health now. I did like though that SR3 could support the 6 button controller which makes SR3 the best in terms of mechanics and move set.
     
  20. Gorge

    Gorge is robbing a gun store with a knife. Premium Member

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    I've been wanting that game for a while. It was $4 the last couple hours of the steam sale but I was at work and wasn't able to get on and purchase it before the deadline. What is it that makes driving like a normal person fun? If anything its curiosity thats making me want this game.
     
  21. The Eye in the Sky!

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    I think that it is different because you're not competing with someone, you're not trying to win, you're just out on the road in your truck making money. You start off driving for other companies and then you earn enough to buy your first truck and it feels like an accomplishment. You build up your entire company on your own pace and schedule.

    I don't know how to explain it. It's just kind of cool. My company headquarters (My 1 truck garage) is in Innsbruck, Switzerland but I'm up in the Czech Republic picking up work and exploring Europe.

    Turning on the streaming internet radio to listen to Slovakian or Polish radio stations not being able to understand callers or the DJs is immersive, too.
     
  22. dimmerwit

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    Finished up AC:Unity's story. A really compelling game despite the lack of polish and functional rather than intriguing storyline. The side activities are also a lot more interesting, and now that I'm finally patched up I've tried co-op which is pretty well implemented and quite a bit of fun even with random players.
     
  23. Tubby23

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    I have a question on Assasin's Creed.

    I got Black Flag when I first got my Playstation 4 however I have been holding off on playing it until I have played all of the other AC's, I know this isn't necessary but it was just something I wanted to do. Do you (or anyone else with an opinion for that matter) think it is worth playing them all first or should I just crack open Black Flag?
     
  24. Quagmire

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    Just starting Burnout Paradise got it cheap during the Steam Sale, I can't wait! While I hear it isn't quite as good as Burnout 3, should still be fun
     
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    I've played all of them up to and including Black Flag except for III. For me, I'm not a big story guy, so I don't think you really need to play the old ones in that sense. Personally, I would play AC2 before BF just to get yourself acclimated to the mechanics of the game. It would also be a good idea to play Brotherhood, but you can go back and play that one after. Black Flag is definitely one of the stronger titles, so I'd play it as soon as possible.
     
  26. Quagmire

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    Well I am giving up on Burnout Paradise, Yeah, I know it hasn't even been an hour, but I just don't like the feel of it, driving around the city is okay, but the races blow. I don't want have to keep pausing to look at a map, it really kills the flow of the game. I just want a well designed track with plenty of short cuts like Burnout 3 or Revenge.

    I know I should give BP more time, but I really just don't feel it at all, I had such high expectations, I knew it would be different, but I didn't realize it just wouldn't be fun. It feels more like a chore having to find races, go to junkyard, mechanics, etc.
     
  27. Tubby23

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    Cool that's probably what I will do then. Thanks.
     
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    Sadly I gave in and started Destiny
     
  29. Fool's Requiem

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    Yeah, BP gets old quick. I had a major issue with not being able to restart races. It got irritating constantly having to drive back to the beginning of a race after losing a race because some car decided to come out of nowhere at the last second and or you took/got pushed down the wrong path.
     
  30. Quagmire

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    You can now restart races, even though I think I read there are a very limited number of race ending points, so despite all these different races, they'll start to feel the same at the end.