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#1581 Frost

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 08:03 PM

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 24 August 2017 - 12:00 AM, said:

I am hopeful and expecting that unlike Destiny or The Division, Titanfall 2 actually has a real, solid, enjoyable single player experience that preps you at least somewhat for the ensuing online carnage. That is what I feel the competition I have looked at sorely lacks. I felt this way about Star Wars Battlefront also. Basically, I thought the game sucked myself. I thought it was half-assed.

Not sure if you're playing Titanfall 2 on PC or console, but while the SP campaign I LOVED and it will definitely get you well-versed in the mechanics before you ever touch multiplayer... console players are kind of pushovers, but if you're on PC where the mouse and keyboard unlock the full insanity that is a Titanfall character's capabilities, pepper your angus before diving into MP. There are a lot of me's in the Titanfall PC userbase, to the point sometimes they even out-me me. If you manage to get ahold of the speed and parkour though, oh my, Titanfall's movement feels like you've lived in chains all your life and have just been freed.

Luckily they also added a fun as hell Frontier Defense coop mode as well in which you can get a lot more practice as well as just play for its own sake as it's a lot of fun. That was one of the fanbase's favorite modes in Titanfall 1, and they finally got around to adding it to Titanfall 2.
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When there's a multiplayer version, I'm going to be on Frost's team. Well, except he doesn't seem to actually need a team...I mean, what's the point? "Hey look, it's Frost and His Merry Gang of Useless Hangers-On!" Or something.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 10:03 PM

View PostFrost, on 20 September 2017 - 08:03 PM, said:

Not sure if you're playing Titanfall 2 on PC or console....

Yeah, it's all about console for me for the foreseeable future. I've been distracted from gaming lately by a bunch of stuff going on in my personal life and then come night time I am too tired to really do anything. That is pretty sad, isn't it? I am too tired to lay down on a couch, propped up with pillows with a controller in my hands resting on my lap and pretend I am Batman. It's just too hard. I get tired thinking about it. Some superhero I am.

Anyway, that stuff about Titanfall 2 makes me want to play it soon when I have some time and energy for it. I'll fit right in with the console pushovers. :)
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Posted 22 September 2017 - 02:51 PM

I've also been replaying Strider (2014). Originally played it on the PS4 when it was initially released, now playing the Steam version. Higher res + insane framerate FTW. Still just as fun as it was in 2014! GREAT remake of the classic from the Sega Genesis.
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When there's a multiplayer version, I'm going to be on Frost's team. Well, except he doesn't seem to actually need a team...I mean, what's the point? "Hey look, it's Frost and His Merry Gang of Useless Hangers-On!" Or something.

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 12:24 AM

Hooked on Divine Divinity now, and I am almost through act one (Of five). I've learned where the games rough edges are, how to deal with combat in general, found the quick save button combo, so life is good! The story so far is interesting, and the game actually has a lot of those things you'd expect for a modern one - Crafting, classes that aren't locked into specific skill trees, somewhat non-linear gameplay. And this is without hand holding, so its awesome. You can run into encounters where you learn the hard way that the only solution is to load the game again, and then just don't go back there for several levels. And a lot of things you have to discover yourself, such as through reading books in the game on how to craft.

I like it a lot actually. It feels like the bastard child of Diablo II and Baldur's Gate.
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:54 AM

Sounds like you just described Skyrim and Fallout.
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:30 PM

Speaking of Divinity, has anyone played Original Sin solo? Or is it necessary to do Co-Op?
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Posted 26 September 2017 - 01:31 AM

View Postipickert55, on 25 September 2017 - 06:30 PM, said:

Speaking of Divinity, has anyone played Original Sin solo? Or is it necessary to do Co-Op?
I beat it solo before it became released as the Enhanced Edition. It is definitely soloable, as you got your two heroes and 2 NPCs along all the time. If you play it Co-op, you just play one hero each, with 2 NPCs.

An amazing game, so go play it. It is one of the best looking games out there IMHO due to the art style, and the gameplay is freaking awesome.
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Posted 26 September 2017 - 02:23 AM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 26 September 2017 - 01:31 AM, said:

I beat it solo before it became released as the Enhanced Edition. It is definitely soloable, as you got your two heroes and 2 NPCs along all the time. If you play it Co-op, you just play one hero each, with 2 NPCs.

An amazing game, so go play it. It is one of the best looking games out there IMHO due to the art style, and the gameplay is freaking awesome.
Will do, thanks for the info :)
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Posted 21 October 2017 - 03:14 PM

Played and finished Dear Esther: Landmark Edition.

It was pretty much exactly what I was in the mood for: a short, self-contained experience. There is no gameplay to speak of- the player can only walk around, look, and listen. The narrative fragments were interesting and vague enough that I found myself thinking about them for a while after I finished.
What order did the events occur in? How much was literal, how much metaphor or imaginary?

The island felt bleak, lonely, and completely natural (except for the man-made structures of course.) It is impressive both technically and in its subtle level design. The music is very good- at times it reminded me of Myst, the way some locations were accompanied by a rush of music.

Dear Esther ended up being an interesting diversion. Not long or interactive enough for me to take it very seriously as a game, but I'm glad I spent the evening with it.
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 02:24 PM

Been playing Dead Island co-op with Macdude and his friend Nate.  It's a good enough zombie slugfest but it turned out to be way too buggy to provide an evening without major interruptions.  After a number of Saturday nights beating our heads against it, we decided to try another game next week.  It's a shame because it could have been a decent game.  I like the skill tree for my bludgeon class character, and there are plenty of bludgeons lying around begging to father high velocity blood splatter, but the disconnections, restarts, other serious problems of the code, and lackluster missions take much of the fun away.
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:15 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 22 October 2017 - 02:24 PM, said:

Been playing Dead Island co-op with Macdude and his friend Nate.  It's a good enough zombie slugfest but it turned out to be way too buggy to provide an evening without major interruptions.  After a number of Saturday nights beating our heads against it, we decided to try another game next week.  It's a shame because it could have been a decent game.  I like the skill tree for my bludgeon class character, and there are plenty of bludgeons lying around begging to father high velocity blood splatter, but the disconnections, restarts, other serious problems of the code, and lackluster missions take much of the fun away.

Did you guys play the original or the definitive edition?

Been going back to the original assassin's creed. Strangely enough I remember it looking a lot worse, it's aged real well. Still a very average game, but it's fun enough.
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 08:20 PM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 21 October 2017 - 03:14 PM, said:

Dear Esther ended up being an interesting diversion. Not long or interactive enough for me to take it very seriously as a game, but I'm glad I spent the evening with it.

This is one of my most memorable 'gaming' experiences in recent years. Like you, I played it through of an evening, but the experience really struck a deep chord with me.

Firstly, the landscapes were very familiar from the western parts of the British Isles of my childhood, and, more profoundly, the issue of bereavement within the game was something I was working through in reality at the time. It helped, in a way.

I still go back to Jacobsen's Island on occasion to listen to the wind, the sea and the music.
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Posted 23 October 2017 - 06:54 AM

Still on the original Divine Divinity. This little baby is GOOD! Now I am even more sad that it was announced for Mac back in the days, and never released, because I am having a total blast!

It does look aged, but the gameplay is awesome, with tons of small details and stuff to do. If you dig old school RPGs with lots of quests and action adventure games like Diablo, and don't mind aging graphics, then this is for you. There's a huge game to explore, plenty of stuff and secrets to find, tons of varied enemies, damsels in distress, vampires in dank caves that abducts children to feed on, cursed monasteries, undead problems in the poor quarters graveyard, troll problems in the farm lands, orc invaders, missing gods (Or are they...? Duh duh!), elven-dwarf problems leading to war, issues in the town sewers, etc. etc....

Some minor bugs here and there, but nothing game breaking, and it (GOG release) runs perfectly on my 2011 iMac with El Capitan. It even supports command-Tab, so I am a happy camper, since I can look up quest details whenever needed.
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Posted 23 October 2017 - 08:28 AM

Would love to try DD, but I can't get past the turn-based mechanic of old school RPGs. :-(
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Posted 23 October 2017 - 09:45 AM

View Postipickert55, on 22 October 2017 - 07:15 PM, said:

Did you guys play the original or the definitive edition?

The original I believe.
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Posted 23 October 2017 - 10:33 AM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 23 October 2017 - 09:45 AM, said:

The original I believe.

Ya, i'm not paying the definitive version and by casual search it added 4k textures and didn't fix any of the bugs.
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Posted 23 October 2017 - 08:22 PM

View Postmacdude22, on 23 October 2017 - 10:33 AM, said:

Ya, i'm not paying the definitive version and by casual search it added 4k textures and didn't fix any of the bugs.

That's lame as hell. Guess I won't be buying that then.
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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:24 AM

Mac Dead Island might fare better, I was playing the PC version.
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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:54 AM

Destiny 2. In about... 5 minutes.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:59 AM

View PostJanichsan, on 24 October 2017 - 10:54 AM, said:

Destiny 2. In about... 5 minutes.

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