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In Topic: Riddick: Dark Athena is unplayable

12 July 2020 - 10:39 AM

According to a post here it's a cider port: https://www.gog.com/...og_just_curious

In Topic: Free Mac (and occasionally Windows) games

10 July 2020 - 12:28 PM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 10 July 2020 - 09:33 AM, said:

OH MAN. I own them all already (thanks, Humble Bundle), but what a lineup. And all were updated to 64-bit recently.

Got them anyway. Nice to have them on the MAS too.

In Topic: What games are people playing these days!?

30 June 2020 - 04:53 PM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 30 June 2020 - 12:44 PM, said:

That's hardcore. I'm impressed! I rely on both of those to sneak around. Do you use headphones at least?
Also, are you trying to be non-lethal?

Nah, hardcore would be aiming for the "Ghost" achievement, where you don't let yourself get detected. That's too much for me!

No headphones. Now I own a pair of awesome speakers, though, so I'm looking forward to playing Cyberpunk in a similar way. Yes, nonlethal.


I avoid Cloak mostly, because it is a battery hog. But I recently learned that it uses less energy if you stand still, so maybe I'll play with it some more.

I go for the battery upgrades too, and anything that helps me get into secret places, like jump and the thing that lets you break damaged walls.

In Topic: In Other Waters

29 June 2020 - 11:02 AM

Picked this up during the Steam sale. Overall, I liked it. The interactive alien ecosystem reminds me a lot of Waking Mars. But there's far less puzzle solving and interactivity in this game. I did appreciate that it was more Zen and less frustrating than Waking Mars, but I wish the game had more things you could do with the wildlife. Aside from changing the currents once or twice early on, you're pretty much just going from node to node.

There were also some strange UI choices. I didn't like that you could only see the main map from your base, with no checklist or notification system. At the point in the game I am in, post-story and collecting all the samples, it's making the game more tedious than it needs to be.

My biggest complaint, though, was the grammar. For a text-heavy game, it could have used a good editor.

All that said, I do agree that the game stirs the imagination in a very relaxing manner; in this way the low-key presentation is actually an asset. A nice remedy for 2020. And although the plot is fairly predictable, it has a great message for 2020 as well.

In Topic: What games are people playing these days!?

29 June 2020 - 10:50 AM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 29 June 2020 - 07:17 AM, said:

Working my way through Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - as usual I explore and sneak compulsively so it takes a really long time. Fun though!

My other weakness is sticking with the most basic augmentations from the previous game - haven't gotten into the new ones at all. Maybe I'll try a second playthrough later using a more exotic build.

I always play Deus Ex with minimal augs, including no x-ray vision and no minimap. I find the game more challenging and fun that way. I do use Cloak, though.