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Re: What are you playing right now?

Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:22 am

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I enjoyed Darkest Dungeon and it kept me busy for a few weeks but after a bit I kind of just stopped playing it. It is unique but I hated playing a game where i'd start to get a character to the point of being useful/attached to them and then they would get deranged or whatever to the point you cant fix them it kind of bummed me out. But I paid 15 or so dollars and got a good 20-30 hours out of it so I got my money's worth.

I agree, this bothers me as well. The RNG is just brutal.


I like Darkest Dungeon but I haven't played it very much. It's basically an easier/slower-paced version of FTL... you're still going to lose, just as a later time and with more invested in the game. The ability to run more than one adventuring group at a time signals that it's *possible* to have a game continue after a bunch of losses, but no game I've played thus far has been recoverable.
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:59 am

Finally started Tyranny. I don't think it's 40 hours the way I play. I am making sure to complete all quests, so it will take longer. I'm finding the story very intriguing. It's better than Torment: Numenera. It may be better than Pillars of Eternity.

I'm finding it very well written so far. Gives me a Baldur's Gate nostalgic vibe.
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:04 am

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Finally started Tyranny. I don't think it's 40 hours the way I play. I am making sure to complete all quests, so it will take longer. I'm finding the story very intriguing. It's better than Torment: Numenera. It may be better than Pillars of Eternity.

I'm finding it very well written so far. Gives me a Baldur's Gate nostalgic vibe.


Hawkwing74, can you give us an update once you've finished it? Maybe I've been spoiled by years of Bethesda games, but 40 hours seems really short to me; I can't wrap my head around spending money on such a short game. Does it have a lot of narrative branches / replayable?
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:00 am

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Hawkwing74, can you give us an update once you've finished it? Maybe I've been spoiled by years of Bethesda games, but 40 hours seems really short to me; I can't wrap my head around spending money on such a short game. Does it have a lot of narrative branches / replayable?

Got 12 hours in so far. It has a fair amount of talking and narrative but as far as I can tell, 3 main paths. You can side with one or the other faction, or try to just kill everyone.

The skill/fighting system is definitely different from DnD. Bit of a learning curve with that. There is an interesting crafting system I have recently unlocked.

Some people might like trying different teams. I have 7 characters so far but I use my favorite 4. One fight, got stuck on because the enemy had 2 tanks and I couldn't get to the spellcaster. My team is a bit melee heavy (3 melee, 1 ranged/heal) so had problems with this fight. My other 3 characters I don't use are a spellcaster, bard, and another melee.

I would not expect to replay it but I am really enjoying it. I'll update total hours played when I finish the campaign.
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:56 am

Hello all am newbie to this forum, i use to play clash of the titans when ever am free. Not all the time..
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:48 am

I played/finished Metroid: Samus Returns a few days ago. Overall, I am very happy to have another Metroid game, and FINALLY one that makes proper use of the dual screens. They also did a good job of providing flavor to the various Metroid fights, since the original had to repeat the same 4 bosses multiple times.

I will say, though, shoehorning in Ridley at the very end was pretty lame.
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:49 am

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Got 12 hours in so far. It has a fair amount of talking and narrative but as far as I can tell, 3 main paths. You can side with one or the other faction, or try to just kill everyone.

The skill/fighting system is definitely different from DnD. Bit of a learning curve with that. There is an interesting crafting system I have recently unlocked.

Some people might like trying different teams. I have 7 characters so far but I use my favorite 4. One fight, got stuck on because the enemy had 2 tanks and I couldn't get to the spellcaster. My team is a bit melee heavy (3 melee, 1 ranged/heal) so had problems with this fight. My other 3 characters I don't use are a spellcaster, bard, and another melee.

I would not expect to replay it but I am really enjoying it. I'll update total hours played when I finish the campaign.


Thanks for the info, Hawkwing.

At three main branch paths and ~40 hours, that's roughly 120 which is decent, I'll likely end up getting this when I can. Is there any DLC?
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:30 am

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Thanks for the info, Hawkwing.

At three main branch paths and ~40 hours, that's roughly 120 which is decent, I'll likely end up getting this when I can. Is there any DLC?

Not sure on DLC, have to check later. I don't think the 3rd path is very interesting. If you "Betray your Alliance" it just becomes a slaughter fest and the RPG aspect goes out the window. People who tried that path in the reviews were not happy.

I picked one path but made the wrong decision and now my character is a party to evil acts by others. I would like a way to switch back to the other but doesn't seem to be possible yet.

Still very much enjoying the game. Very much a Baldur's Gate experience to me.
 
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Done with my second run of Dishonored 2, so I'll probably fart around with Pinball Arcade for a while.
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:02 am

Re: Tyranny

There is some DLC. I installed it and started over as a mage. it's a little tougher at the beginning. Magic seems really weak compared to D&D. My first game had a heavy armor fighter, which like many RPG's of yore was easier.
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:16 pm

Re: Tyranny
I strongly suggest playing with the DLC because it adds a lot more potential quests. I've heartily enjoyed the game and have spent about 35 hours in 2 different runs so far. My 1st run was near done but didn't have the DLC. The 2nd run has a bit more left to do.

If worried about game length, might be best to wait for Steam or GOG sale. It's worth trying, though.
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:28 pm

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I picked up Dark Souls III on the Steam sale, and that game is really bad at retaining new players. I can see the appeal, but there's basically no way for a completely new player to get into it without being either naturally talented or getting outside assistance. I'm honestly surprised that no one has one-upped From by making "Dark Souls, but accessible".
I felt the same way about Dark Souls 1, it took me 10 plus hours to have any idea what as going on. It is one of the only games where I can watch a video or two on how to beat a boss and still spend 12+ attempts trying to beat the boss. I put about 45 hours into that game to get 1/4 of the way through it and just kind of stopped playing because I am not naturally talented at timing and reaction games. I loved the feeling of beating a new boss but hated the frustration of 12+ attempts to do it.
So I gave Dark Souls III another go, and I am having fun with it now. It still falls squarely into the "Not Recommended" category (because any recommendation would come with heavy qualifications), but I'll probably knock this out and then have some fun with Bloodborne on PS4.
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:02 pm

1 year late and one of the most popular games, but I started Battlefield 1 campaign last night. It's neat and unique how they tie everything in historically. Admittedly I don't know much about WW1, so some of the facts snippets were interesting. Also, the "memorial" that shows when you die it an interesting add. Gives a sense of mortality to the whole thing.....even though it's a video game and you just go back to the last checkpoint and start over.

I appreciated the sense of homage the game paid to the war and the people that served/died in it.
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Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:08 pm

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