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So I doubt I'll be able to contribute much to this thread.
However I did go to a Hearthstone tournament last night - which surprised me by not being quite fun.
^by BEING quite fun
Where was it?
They do it every week as well. There's some VERY good players there so I've got no chance of ever winning, but hopefully might lose a littler better each time. CASH PRIZES TO BE WON too.
Is that pub worth going to? Sounds awesome but I've not found anyone who wants to go with me.
fancy another classic rpg
Only played for a couple of hours, but it looks gorgeous. Dialogue is great and engaging and it looks like it's going down the right route in terms of a moral grey zone with conversation choices.
Not had a huge amount of combat yet, but instantly more satisfying than Dragon Age in that respect.
I've been dying quite a bit, I've got it on the second hardest difficulty.
I'm loving this so so much. More I play it, the more I love it. The combat is great fun if you take your time with it, not about fighting a pack of wolves though, dicks.
I've gone one easier than that (second easiest, if you prefer). Not sure I have the time to do the game justice if I'm dying a lot.
Do I need to keep going back to the inn to buy food or risk getting in a fight with dogs/wolves to get some meat. It's rough because the save system is largely old school i.e you need to do it yourself unless it's a big check point.
Been hammering away on DS2:sofs
Such a better game than the original version. I'm up to level 53 with a strength build and slicing through fools like nobodies business. I also have the immune system of a very sick shrew and no magic or miracle abilities.
One-on-one is fine, but there's a tendancy to be ganged up on in this game and it is TOUGH. Also the Pursuer really does just that in this version. A lot.
I've waited long enough. Also I need something to cheer me up about their being yet more Bloodborne for me to not play.
Some real curveballs if you're familiar with the original, which you are
but I am a weak, weak man.
arrgggggggggh that guy.
And he's shown up in 4 separate locations. FUCK OFF MATE
He was pretty tough before but crap at actually pursuing.
Only done 24% of the whole game though :O Need to unlock antman
First Parsefone got me looking at that Invisible Inc game, now i've got a craving to play Lego Marvel, looks well fun.
First Lego game Ive played since the first star wars one on PS2. Full of humour and actually quite massive.
There's also (weirdly) a lot of similarities between it and arkham with the puzzles dotted around the openworld city. But they're a tad easier (in a good way).
Also the roster of characters is great- literally tonnes and tonnes of choices.
(looks like it's only about £16 - if i see it in town, i'm getting it, really want to unlock Antman)
Fuck off endregas.
called it Skidmarks
also planning on making a start on Life is Strange, ep. 3 this weekend, which I'm looking forward to. The little trailer at the end of ep. 2 promised some night-time exploration -- I love seeing night-time versions of locations you normally only see in the day for some reason... reminds me of when I was a kid, and I'd deliberately set the time wrong on Pokemon Gold (or Silver) so Ash could walk about at midnight
Playing through Tomb Raider for a second time (on PS4 this time, it was £9 in the Easter sale and couldn't resist) as an RPG palette cleanser before launching into Witcher 3.
What an utterly superb game Tomb Raider really is. Really bears replaying.
tried to beat logarius about 10 thousand times and keep getting frustratingly close but can't seem to get over the line.
might just ignore him for a bit and level up.
came anywhere near the quality of TR: anniversary or even Legend. It was just a grey, linear, puzzle barren shooter with some alright jumpy set pieces.
Tried to replay it but couldn't be arsed. :( It's very pretty though.
(The original, Anniversary, Last revelation) but I really loved it. Might have helped that I'd never played Uncharted or Gears of war mind. Just found the mechanics so great that I wanted to climb, jump and shoot for hours.
Should clear the game in a couple weeks i think
(probably by the 23rd 'block pushing' puzzle)
but the beauty of those puzzles is that they never change in any of the games at all.
Started prison of elders level 32 at 9pm last night and had cleared it by 11pm, was pretty chuffed to do it as me and my squad aren't the best players in the world
Tesco are selling PS4s for £319 with Bloodborne and Witcher 3.
Literally all I have planned this weekend is playing witcher3
Played a bit more watch dogs and was enjoying it until I got put into a forced stealth mission in a prison, cannot stand forced stealth with instant fail states in a game which isn't stealth focused
Which was nice. Meant to complete RE4 but didn't. Restarted Super Metroid as I was completely fucked on my save. Took a weird route on 80 Days which ended with me begging on the streets but ultimately having to hitch a ride with some people killing families and abducting teenagers for slaves. Didn't talk to Fogg all the way home.
Always end up finding ends of games or New Game pluses pretty easy because you're often too overpowered.
Had an idea last night where you start the game with all you're ever gonna have (full body armour, loads of ammo, a shotgun, a knife) and you have to complete the game with no pick ups. So you could stealth past people, avoid fights, pick and choose when to use the knife etc. Like the idea of a game getting harder and harder as you go on rather than the opposite.
where you start up heading to atooled up police station, then have to make your choices of weaponry, and have to live with it and tough tits if all you took was a pair of cuffs
Sounds good. Yeah, much like that then.
Ducking duck off stealth
You have to keep things interesting as the game goes on - I'm not sure how much I'd enjoy a narrative game that got progressively harder (as opposed to something like Tetris) because you run the risk of getting stuck, which seems to be an absolute no-no in modern gaming.
There's also something to be said about the *ahem* character journey. Getting to absolutely let rip when you're effectively in God mode is a nice reward for starting off getting your arse kicked by everything. A game that starts hard and stays hard is a nice idea, but would be incredibly hard to balance, not least because you should be getting better at it naturally.
I'm probably in favour of games that are harder in general. More rewarding, and much less likely to ever be cruising to the finish line.
as you put it and progressively takes away weapons/skills based on how heavily you use them - forcing you to adapt as the game goes on.
I think the issue is probably how good games are (and therefore how well implemented their difficulty/learning curve is) rather than whether you level up or down.
is that they test the shit out of them so if they see people getting stuck at a certain point they adjust the game so that people get over that hurdle. So really games are made so the weakest player will still make it to the end. The main thing i hate about making game like this is not really the end game difficulty though but the fact that puzzles get worn down til they are barely puzzles anymore. Stuff like Uncharted is really guilty of this. Its totally pointless.
Also those rewards incentivize people to continue. Keeping a game fresh without new weapons, powers etc is the much harder route so less likely to be implemented.
I don't think I like it.
I'm terrible at DOTA and only understand how to play it on a very superficial level (and have no understanding whatsoever of the meta), but it's basic mechanics feel more satisfying to me than HotS. Just pootling around in your lane, last hitting and out-levelling your opponent or jungling efficiently or whatever just feels more engaging than running around killing things in HotS.
It's a shame, because I actually like not having to last hit or the bonkers things about killing your own creeps and pulling in jungle camps, and team XP over individual, and no hideously complicated item system, and no courier, and a much more forgiving mana usage system. But I'm still not actually having fun.
I'll give it more time over the weekend. Maybe I've not found a character I like yet. Mind you, the F2P limited character access really gets on my tits too.
And just play more Crypt of the Necrodancer instead.
Maybe because I'm more familiar with playing ranged support.
Just under 5 hours. Can comfortably say it's a fat honking 10/10 and I preferred it to SotC.
cos I'd like it if it did
SOTC is more spectacular and the concept behind it is ridiculously ambitious (giant moving levels you have to scale, kill and then mourn for?!?), but I'd rather replay ICO any day. Just love it's 'ambience' so much...
5 hours eh? Good going. It's not a long game but there are a few tricky puzzles in that catch a lot of people out.
I doubt those lovely PS2 HD collections will get a re release on PS4 other than Playstation Now. They should just backwards compat that shit.
Did a mission that dragged me into the world, so bloody hard, so blood awesome. This is a candidate for my favourite story driven RPG (Skyrim really doesn't count).
I'm totally OK with the graphic downgrade now, doesn't bother me. Level ing is very odd though, the second area is really really hard and everyone is too higher level for me.
is it me or are these tending to sneak out at the same time as massive games (Bloodborne with ep. 2, Witcher 3 with this one)? I s'pose it kind of fits with the understated atmos of the game at its best.
Anyway, based on the first hour or so of this new episode, I'm really, really liking it. IMO, it's starting off far stronger than either of the other two -- the mystery continues to grow, and it generally just feels more confident in what it's doing now. It has (so far) been set after dark, after curfew - which has that great nocturnal mood that I love. Look forward to playing more of this over the long weekend. Chloe's still a bit of a wanker.
Is despite 3 of them running at the same time (life is strange, game of thrones, borderlands) they all seem to come within a week or two of each other! Will play the 3rd episode but im gonna stick with the witcher 3 because OMG im loving the witcher 3. The world just seems so alive, love riding ma horse in a storm
Also speaking of the witcher 3 kudos to CD projekt red for making it feel like a 45pound product, the packaging and bundle of goodies that come with the game made unboxing it feel so much more satisfying then opening a case with just a discussion and panflet in it.... Not to mention its like 15quid cheaper than the averaGE rrp of a new game AND it comes with the promise of free dlc including missions... Kudos CD projekt red.
I miss having a computer with a keyboard :'(
very curious as to where they're going to go with this; didn't think the ending was quite as strong as that to ep. 2, but I'm definitely wondering where things are going to be going.
They play Mogwai at the end, too!
I was planning on going to the late showing of Age Of Ultron tonight but Splatoon is happening again and i'm not missing it this time
It's a shame the game comes from a country with Certain Attitudes, because otherwise I would totally fuck Iorveth.
a rather polished TPS made by the Yakuza team in 2012. It starts very generic and naff and then suddenly the story really picks up and it's all rather witty. Good stuff so far...
This is quickly becoming my fav RPG ever
They are currently getting 23FPS, which could be improved to 30FPS by really cutting back on the graphics. They are playing the waiting game for now, to see if Nintendo announce a new console and then possibly switch development of the game to that instead.
Is that by the time they arrive, the momentum has gone anyway. Would definitely be curious to play it if it appeared but given the reviews have hardly been breathtaking, I'm unlikely to fork out £45 for it like I would Bayonetta 2 or a similar experience built from the ground up for the machine.
Really don't blame them for waiting until E3 or even not bothering tbf.
As it was a great version, with loads of DLC added and gamepad additions. Just meant that by the time it came out, it was old news, that's all.
So the reviews are pretty good overall. Even the Xbox One version has problems with an inconsistent framerate so it is not surprising that they are struggling with the Wii U version.
I am not convinced the delays suffered for those multi-format games you mention are responsible for low sales figures. People likely to be interested in those types of games are less likely to own a Nintendo console in the first place. Nintendo lost that part of the market back in previous generations and without a big push on their part to recapture the attention of those gamers that is not going to change.
The games don't sell too well, so the publishers treat the console as second class, which means people don't get those games on the console, so they don't sell well, so...
Not sure the blame lies *solely* with Nintendo for that, even though they're obviously not helping themselves at all in a lot of ways - some third party games do succeed on Nintendo platforms - but clearly it's something that only Nintendo can fix by working with the third parties.
Don't think they'll ever have the 3rd party support again.
Use third party games to sell their machines (see current TV ads for Destiny, Arkham Knight, Witcher 3, Rise of Tomb Raider etc). Nintendo barely even advertise their own bloody games...
so I can talk at you about it
might go on Final Fantasy X a bit later. Like all games I played when I was a youngster, I'm amazed at how much quicker I feel I'm getting through it -- I coulda sworn it took me months to get to the bit where I am now.
Looking forward to getting more aeons, having less time due to being back at work, does in a way give me the time to think up more scatological names for aeons
then can't we just pretend to have finished it. I will not be buying it until the complete season is released.
Come at me with your theories, bro.
might pick up the Witcher 3 based on some of this praise; will I be baffled having never played any of the others? I've been kind of hoping for some big Skyrim-like game I can immerse myself in when the time's there
You won't be baffled more than anyone else - you'll immediately get the sense you're in an incredibly rich world with way too much going on, but the things you need to be concerned with are well explained and you'll quickly get drawn in.
I've played both of the preceding games. They've both got their charms but W1 is very rough around the edges, has a dreadfully dull combat/quest system and is extremely frustrating in parts. W2 irons most of those out, but still has a couple of incredibly annoying bosses, and not the Dark Souls good kind of annoying. But I'd be tempted to play both nonetheless. What holds true throughout is that you feel engaged with what is going on, and that you feel like your choices have real meaning and consequence. I'm still slightly astonished by the choice you have to make at the end of W2's first act - vanishingly few game devs would attempt anything like it.
Physical copies of the game come with a compendium which will give you backstory and summary over the relationships geralt has with returning characters
i'm one of those weirdos who loved Dead Island (and even Riptide) so obviously i'm loving this and it's the first time i've actually enjoyed parkour in a game though i've given up on it for today as i've encountered a mission which involved climbing to the top of a very large tower and have fallen off 3 times and died already. whoever has the tower festish at Ubisoft must be having a big wank to it but i recently did all that shit in FC4 (aside from the last few towers which i just went up with in buzzers cos for some reason i didn't think about that from the start). #bantowers
i just mean the dev might be playing it and going "ooooooooh this is lovely *fap fap fap*")
It isn't even in the second map.
it's a fiver new on amazon and it'll blow your fucking socks off.
Starts shit, gets good, omg water slide, gets weird but still good, gets weirder/a bit philosophical/ amazing.
Spent 6 hours on it today. It's really, really good. Like Vanquish with a good story.
bought it in March for £2.49 and it's just been sitting there doing nothing, all Steam-like.
on Fallout 3 tonight. Main quest, hanging around in the citadel of the Brotherhood, but that was a bit square so wandered off into the wastelands. Amazing STILL how much (good) shit you find in that game even now. Game of last generation consoles hands down surely.
For me, New Vegas just edges it. But yes, one of them is game of the last generation consoles
happily blew them the fuck up in NV.
My Geralt is up at level 10 now after a LOT of bank holiday gaming. I think what's most impressive is how much you end up caring about the secondary missions. The dialogue is just so well written and every character feels well developed (also love how the male children all look like 40 year old football hooligans)
The scenery is gorgeous (apart from that silly flat grass...), and the combat is so satisfying after Dragon Age. Feels halfway between DA's nonsense and my disastrous attempt at Dark Souls 2.
Oh, and I love gwent
Even the fetch quests seem to be interesting because of the great dialogue. I did one recently that seemed to be a little boring then turned out to be about me battling a werewolf.
Loot is pretty satisfying as well.
I'm at level 10. Just popped to novigrad to change up some money, it's so massive!
Well written story arcs to waste away an hour if you just fancy popping into the game for an hour or two as opposed to a full session, but also some which literally involve telling someone off a few doors down the road, a good balance of quests that feel meaningful to the world
Really didn't recall much of those final 5 chapters. Did it in less than half the time I did originally, but must have been a pretty tough challenge completing it back in the day given I just did so on a new game plus with maxed out magnum, shotgun, rifle and infinite rocket launcher. Those regenerators are still fuckers and those QTEs irritating, but honestly still plays better than many action games I've played since, even with the sllloooowwwwwwww controls.
50% off Curve Digital games on the eshop right now. Picked up The Swapper and Stealth Inc 2 for £12. Ollie Ollie and Thomas was alone are on there too for just a few quid.
finally at the end of bloodborne (I think).
beat mergo's wet nurse and now my house is on fire. got my saw spear up to +10 so that's nice.
Already getting frustrated at limited access to diverse deck archetypes due to limited card pool/F2P bullshit.
Will likely climb to just out of scrub ranks then quit. Again. Can't see myself paying £17 for the "new" single player stuff either.
Are there more cards available on the PC version then?
Think I'm pretty shit at this game, I can't get above level 18.
Just the ones that are only available through the randomised boosters or by crafting.
I'm spoiled because the nerdy card games I play in meatspace (Jesus) have fixed distribution models, i.e. I have every card available and can build every deck I can imagine, and there are no rares/epics/legendaries/etc.
It makes me very impatient at the Hearthstone model, because gameplay options are gated behind "free to play" (read: spend money to be more competitive) nonsense.
Where you start to run into people playing actual decks rather than just a bunch of cards.
I'm at 16 as of this morning and am seeing an awful lot of Mech Mage, various Murloc decks and lots of the usual Hunter things. My Naxx-era Druid deck is doing ok-ish.
I need to work on some others. My favourite is my Priest deck with 2 x Divine Spirit and Inner Fire, but it doesn't pay off that often. Fun when it does though.
(Lots of draw to find Savage Roar and Force of Nature for 16 damage from nowhere, or 2x Savage Roar, Innervate, Force of Nature for 22 damage from nowhere)
The aggressive decks that are everywhere at my rank destroy it. I think I've only won one game and have almost slipped to rank 19.
keep managing to get up to level 15 then go tumbling all the way back down.
just came to Nintendo. who saw that coming?
region-locked. never mind. excitement over.
Some of the games in the bundle have not been released in Europe. Getting games Age Rated in Europe is a much more complicated (and expensive) process, so some indie games never make it to Europe as they are unlikely to recoup this expense.
But good to see it happening at least. Hope it's a sign of things to come.
Hard to argue with it really...
'Nintendo mega-rant incoming
I'm kinda done with Nintendo. I used to be the guy that would defend them to the death, whereas now, after so so many disappointments I just want them to die.
I mean, why the actual fuck have they not made a powerful console yet? Seriously. Are they so clueless that they don't know that it's what people want? No voice chat in Splatoon because Tetsuya Nomura (or whatever his fucking name is) is afraid of being called a little girl by strangers? Make voice chat an option? Holy shit what a revelation!
No analogue triggers on the Wii U gamepad? Why not? Because it costs an extra $0.05 over digital triggers? So $0.05 isn't worth compatibility with Gamecube games and multiplats? Fuck you Nintendo. Smash 4 is not even remotely close to being what the hardcore smash community, the very community that the game was supposedly designed for, wanted. In fact, it is unanimously considered to be THE WORST smash game for tournament. There's no way to play Pikmin 3 with just the Wiimote, which happens to be the best control input. You have to fumble around like an idiot with the Wiimote and Gamepad as you use the Gamepad to bring up the map and direct the other moron characters.
No arena battle mode in Mario Kart 8? No voice chat in Mario Kart 8? No voice chat anywhere! God forbid those kids might accidentally hear a swear word...like they hear on the TV EVERY GODDAMN DAY. Why are VC games so fucking dark on Wii U? Can't you see that Nintendo? Can't you feel the massive input lag when you play the games on the TV? Why is there input lag!? The wasn't any on the Wii. Thanks for the 50Hz DK64 in PAL territories.
Use an inaccurate, delayed shaking movement to do the most important function in a Donkey Kong game - rolling. What the fuck!? No nunchuk in Metroid Other M.
NO NUNCHUK IN METROID OTHER M.
The load times for Wii U games is longer than games on the Gamecube, a console that's two generations older. It still takes 10 seconds to enter the settings menu on the Wii U, and a further 10 seconds to go back to the main menu. It took 2 seconds on the Wii. Nintendo TVii doesn't work in Europe and Australia...2 years after launch. Please wait 20 seconds to open Miiverse. Please wait 5 seconds to delete a friend off your friend list...one by one by one by fucking one.
I hate this company with a passion. They are so fucking stubborn, self centered, oblivious and nonsensical (my 3DS was stolen, all digital games gone because no account system).'
but I don't understand why people still get angry about it - Nintendo've been exactly like this since the DS launched.
But he does make some valid points. Need to restructure that company.
so long as there's money in the budget to build several decoy castles to use in his Princess kidnapping japes.
Think I've inadvertently found it. Listened to the Cane & Rinse podcast today about God Hand (the last ever Clover studios game who did Okami / Viewtiful Joe as well as employing several of the team members who went on to do RE4, Bayonetta and Smash Bros) and it's a great listen.
Often heard it talked about like Dark Souls, where it's pretty flawed in places, really rough looking and got middling reviews but the fighting mechanics are so rewarding, that if you can look past that it's properly great and word of mouth has made it a cult classic. Seems the leveling up works by making the enemies harder as you progress, so similar to what I mentioned up thread.
This video review of it is great fun (and a reminder of how great silly gaming journalism is): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBqB5LUKh8A
Great, silly fun, but far from the classic it's vaunted as. It was a tough game but not *that* tough and the control system was utterly baffling. The OTT combos were fun but half the time you were battling the control system just as much as you were fighting the AI>
I remember one boss fight which was absolutely fantastic though, a straight up fight with another guy who has the same powers as you. Mano a mano. No gimmicks. It felt like playing a Fist of the North Star cartoon.
God Hand is wank. My housemate evangelises that shit.
Averaging 81% (from 29 reviews) so far - multiplayer is great fun, but lacking in terms of maps/modes for now. Single player is surprisingly more substantial, although fairly easy.
not finished, but released at full price, have no idea why they're releasing it like this.
The reviews seem to be mostly on the generous side considering the relative incomplete state of the game.
it looks great fun
so what better way to promote your new hot AAA NINTENDO FAMILY $60 CONSOLE game by releasing it unfinished
still super jealous of Bayonetta 2
It's been so cheap online, I'd be shocked if people are paying loads for it. Got my copy for £22.
But yeah, somewhat concerning to hear Nintendo releasing half finished, hastily tested games into the market. But then, thats the prevailing trend of this gen so far; promise something amazing, take the money, release it to test out if it works online whilst issuing an apology, release an update 6 months later that fixes the issues but which no-one ever plays as they've all moved on...
They both look awesome but kind of similar.
Which do I get if I only get one?
Different enough to get together
Bloodbourne is about the challenge, and the world is way gloomier.
I do recommend you go for the second hardest difficulty though, it makes it a little tougher.
The Witcher 3/Bloodbourne ultimatum.
I'll have to put you on The List. The dead to me list.
But as I needed to use the TV for it and the wife was watching something, I played some Super Metroid on the gamepad instead and when I looked at the time, realised it was 11:45. Oops.
WHAT A GAME. Overcome the bit I was stuck on last time around but last night got stuck on a whole new bit. Felt like a proper badass finding an entirely optional, secret underground bit but then realised the only way to get out again alive was to pull off a double wall jump. Half hour and a few Youtube videos later, I managed it. FUCKING STUPID CONTROLS.
That aside though (and having to google how to get past the bit (THERES A RUN BUTTON?!?!) it's totally amazing even now. Keep finding new branches to explore and am gradually getting pretty powered up. Have a spazer and Ice beam. Need the grappling hook to advance further though and have no idea where it it. Thing is, I don't mind as I know I just have to keep hunting.
Also, found a dead dinosaur with 4 coloured eyes. Whats he all about then, I wonder?
When was it decided all dwarves are Scottish forever? I wasn't at that meeting. It's quite funny the oppressors are Irish, though.
Got a lot of love for this guy: http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/544153791702724495/B19BEA00D0FCD7BF77398EC3F0CCA05589480132/
Finding it a little fiddly but very much enjoying the general brightness and quirkiness so far.
Nearing the end of Ds2 main game now - a little stuck on Demon on Song. Dude's a dick. Started the DLC(s) now. Boy oh boy are they beautiful