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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.flowersoft.theotown.theotown Looks good this.
In other news...
Rocket League is insanely fun.
Picked up Batman last night, it's wicked fun and so so pretty.
Kinda bored of ESO, feel like I should have completed it by now but haven't. still 15 levels to go plus vet levels.
Bloody loving it. Just about done with the main plot stuff in swampland (just need to go do the very last bit of the Baron's plotline which I have no doubt will end nice and happily,.) but I'm wandering around checking off all the undiscovered locations on the map. All those question marks make me feel uneasy - I have to know.
I spent a good chunk of time question marking in Skellige this week. Feels more Skyrim-y just wandering off to see what's there.
and I love just how many things there are to discover and mini-quests you can stumble on. I keep accidentally finding stuff linked to quests I never started - accidentally found myself fighting a massive insectoid thing I wasn't supposed to come up against until level 35 last night. That didn't last long.
i like it. did a few quick races round tracks and i liked how it was a bit more of a handful to drive but if you're not an idiot then you can do well. sadly i drive like an idiot so kept on nearly spinning when accelerating out of slow corners. definitely going to start and hopefully continue with a full season, so it's already up on 2012 and 2013 for me.
while i think of it, does anyone else off here do any streaming of their games or anything like that? i started up about a month ago and i'm quite enjoying it, hit a new peak of about 30ish viewers yesterday (although in fairness i think they were there to see F1 2015, not me). reckon i probably watch more streams now as well, getting sucked into watching various Persona 3/4 streams and loads of Sonic speed runs (the glitches that teleport you around the level baffle me - how does anyone actually discover these things?).
Watching people play games just makes me want to play games. Though Street Fighter tournaments are an exception.
And I'm not sure I want the world watching me desperately flailing at simple puzzles before stumbling onto the solution by accident.
And streams of digital implementations of physical card games (Netrunner, Doomtown), because it helps me improve my own play and to keep on top of the meta.
Can't imagine watching someone play something when it wasn't for my own advantage, though. Just doesn't appeal.
I did briefly try to get into watching competitive DOTA but quickly gave up when I realised how little I understood about what was going on. Hefty barrier of entry there.
Bit eager, aren't you?
I didn't mean to upset you
For the last time, I'm not interested!
but i got into it when Project Cars came out and i did some races with a few people off a different forum and a few of us started streaming them.
i think for me i partly enjoy it because only one person i know IRL seems to like games remotely as much as me, so if i stream say Arkham Knight and someone comes into the chat and we start talking about the game it's something i wouldn't get to do elsewhere, which is nice.
on watching, i can go on Twitch and see people playing Persona 4 or something, watch a few streams, remember bits and pieces that in theory i could play myself, but i either can't be bothered or i'd have to play through thirty hours of the game to get to that bit. plus again, i could pop up in the chat and talk about the game as it's being played, which i can't do IRL (especially with Persona, wife is sick of me bleating about that). plus i can see how people play parts of games that might be better to how i'm doing it, like Epimer says up there somewhere, which isn't hard seeing as i'm not great. big fan of how i had 10 viewers whilst streaming Arkham Knight, got completely confused by a Riddler challenge, fumbled my way through it and then noticed I have precisely zero viewers :D/:(
so i guess it's more about the "social" element or whatever it's called rather than just watching people play games, or at least it is for me.
I enjoyed it, liked the way the story unfolded and the little twisty elements.
I stumbled on a pretty crucial video really early, so spent the rest of the game anchoring the narrative rather than hitting revelations, but it didn't detract from my enjoyment.
Not really a lot to say about the game without spoiling it, but it was certainly worth £4.
although something does nag me about the fact that there's nothing in the game to allow you to watch stuff you've already seen back in order after the ending.
In other news, I've been playing free-to-play Pokemon games on my 3DS lately. The match 3 one is actually okay, but the timer on it's really harsh - you get about 1 minute of gaming out of each heart and they've got a 30 minute wait for replenishment. Would have been far better (and more Nintendo-like) to lose the timers and just allow you to buy better pokeballs and things instead.
The other one's actually not too bad - you get to play as "Toy Pokemon" in a 2.5D environment beating others up and adding them to your collection. There's a lot more to do and a decent amount of play-ability before you have to wait (for a shorter time) to be able to get back to it.
all the videos are in the game's data folder. hehehe.
(I HAVEN'T CHEATED. i just read it on the internet)
Pretty much done with Her Story after finding most of the videos now. Lovely little aside and idea.
Few games of Splatoon. New map tonight!
Few more hours of banging my head against a brick wall in The Swapper. Had to use a walkthrough video for the second time last night (weirdly, the two I got stuck on were both really easy and I knew what to do, I just couldn't pull it off quick enough) and am now on that one you all said was rock hard in last week's thread. Up to 88 orbs (realised last night you get more than 1 orb per puzzle, so wasn't doing as bad as I feared).
Friend has lent me Arkham City for Wii U so once I'm done with The Swapper, might see if I like it a bit more second time around (as I'm a bit jealous of you AK players).
Anyone played it? Looks interesting. I've sent him to search for the crash site, hopefully he hasn't gone to his certain death.
Not actually sure whether it's a him or her. Anyway, they died once or twiceon the way through, but I managed to get them rescued in the end. It's a nice little title in a similar vein to 80 Days.
Big on pop culture I am.
Also forgot that it could be a surname.
I assumed the same as you - I just read something the other day which suggested it may be a woman and realised I hadn't seen anything in the game that actually assigned a specific gender.
Died a bit, took out the big guy, then managed to kill the drakes. Then the door wouldn't open and there's nothing on top of the ladder, so i had to just wander off. Determined to maintain some mystery, so not checking any guides or anything there.
In the Duke's Archives at the moment - more mystery, not entirely sure what's going on, so am just wandering around killing everything.
sickener because it's kickstarted by Dandelion and comes off as an enjoyable piece of fluff to begin with.
Sick of this town now. Going to Norn Iron.
I did one in Skellige which ended with one of the quest characters in floods of tears - so well written
I thought it was a bit Game of Thrones. I like that they were not scared to get that evil though. I found the trick was to bugger off to Skelli for a while and come back.
I need to get back on that game.
but after polishing off Velen I'm impressed by how almost every choice you make ends up with me feeling like an absolute bastard. Especially after trying my best to do the right thing.
Ken coming for SFV and internet is very pleased. Almost as shocking as finding out Robotnik is in the next Sonic game.
Rumours that the 3rd party Wii U exclusive Nintendo saved, Devil's Third, may not come out in America as basically, NOAmerica reckon it's total shite. Time will tell, did look a bit rough...
Ubisoft didn't make any cash out of ZombiU so are releasing it on XboxOne and PS4 as Zombi. Fuck knows why, the only things that stopped it being shit were being set in London around the time of mass national hysteria and using the gamepad cleverly. Lose the latter and it's a generic, repetitive game that looks like it came out at the launch of PS3.
Loads more Kickstarters this week so if you're a fan of games from the PS1 that aren't around anymore (Rollcage!), chances are there's a 40% chance it got started this week.
despite not touching SFIV since before Ultra came out. I had too long out and forgot how to play. And I kinda sucked before that anyway. Word from the hardcore fans who've been given a chance to playtest it is overwhelming positive though.
really liked SFIV, played it a lot when it first came out, but then never bothered with any Super/Ultra versions. interest has got way up for this though.
I never pre-order though as you can always pick stuff up cheaper. May possibly have to make an exception.
my laptop would do well to run it at one fps.
re. ZombiU - the gamepad mechanic is what makes that game, actually having to take your eyes off the action if you wanna get in your backpack. oh and the restarting as a different character each time you die is cool as well. not that i've died, not even once.
bought into TF2's recent event, then sold the stuff I got from it on Steam's community market to make a net profit of £2.50. Weirdly proud of myself.
Had to use the walkthrough one more time to my shame. I had the right idea on that super hard level you guys referenced but I had the timing wrong.
Great little game. Cleverer than I am by far but enjoyed playing something that challenged me mentally.
Wasn't so bad, really.
I went in the Valley of Drakes way, sprinted past those club-wielding bastards, then just climbed down the ladders until I was at the wooden wheel thinger. Only killed four or five things tops to get there. Jumped down the wooden wheel then sprinted for the bonfire cave.
After that I made some suicidal runs for the various shiny things I could see. I ended up finding the firekeeper soul only because I got lost.
For the boss, I ran right out of the bonfire cave, killed two spider things, and sprinted for the boss bit. Cleared the inevitable poison with purple moss, then attempted the boss.
So I barely even saw the area, but it's done and behind me.
Think that was basically how i started playing the game, running around desperately avoiding contact and trying to grab any glowing loot i could see before i got smashed to bits. Picked up at least the zweihander and grass crest shield doing that.
Have you killed the boss then?
My best early try was thwarted by my neighbour banging on my door to get a package that had been delivered. I tried ignoring him but he could blatantly see me through a crack in the curtains.
May have been a bit terse when handing it over.
Good work indeed - could perhaps have explained to the neighbour that you were in the middle of trying to slay a lava-spewing spider-woman-demon.
has been the cause of several heated arguments between me and the gf,
Loving the change of pace from the other games I have. It was perfect for earth shattering hangover weekend. Great story, love how they work in Batman's mental health as the game goes on...
as seeing all the footage online of Knight made me jealous.
Can't believe this is the same game I hated a year ago?! Got several hours into it on 360 and gave up, but loving it so far this time around. Helps that I'm jut ploughing on with the storyline and avoiding all the other shit.
The Catwoman DLC is also interwoven into the game which is tying the story together better and being able to have the map and upgrades on the pad is pretty handy. Also finding the controls far easier and managed to do the first wave of AR missions without needing to retry them once (first time around, they took me about a week to get that grapple upgrade).
Forgotten just how lovely those combat controls are. Such a joy to play around with.
interest in the game. I found Arkham City a bit dry, but this one is way more dark which interests me greatly.
Also, Batmobile is awesome.
Someone had just shoehorned every disruptive bullshit annoying Priest card into one deck. It didn't actually do anything towards, y'know, winning, it was just a massive pain in the arse. I don't think it was even a mill deck.
I won comfortably in the end, but fuck me that was painful. I'd rather have lost to Face Hunter in five turns than endured that victory.
What was it, all the shadow words plus mind control? It makes me feel better that all the people who are beating me are getting massively annoyed.
Plus the thing that takes over minions with two or less attack, and the thing with an attack reducing battlecry, and double Resurrect to bring back the stolen minions. Double Mind Vision and the other "copy your opponent's cards" thing.
I've no problem with good old fashioned control decks, but this thing didn't actually do anything other than be a pain in the tits. I was never going to lose, but it was like pulling teeth the whole way.
Mine's more of a 'use Northshire Cleric and heal to generate loads of cards' type thing except they never come out at the right time.
This druid played Dr. Boom, Tree and Sneed's Old Shredder on successive turns, which I countered with two shadow words and a mind control. Then I played Northshire Cleric and Holy Nova on a board full of injured minions which caused this person to concede in despair. This deck is so satisfying when it goes right but it hardly ever does.
I think the difficulty with Northshire Cleric as a draw engine is that anyone who's wise to it won't let you get early draws off it, so you need to last until late game to leverage it like you described. It might be too late by then.
I find decks that lack draw power to be frustratingly inconsistent to play.
Think I'll spend some of the dust I got from a relatively successful (for me) arena stint on some cards for a burst deck of some kind.
Also, Batman is lovely. It's really dark and the fighting is incredibly satisfying, though I can barely remember half of the special combo things.
and then when it comes time to lay the smack down on some goons I just forget and start mashing x and y.
it worked great for the first 5 hours and then BAM it became a shit show.
because I think the story is the best they've done since Arkham Asylum, not quite as good, but a damn sight more focused then City and Origins if you ignore the side activities.
And I don't give a shit about football.
i did find naming my team The Shits far more amusing that i should have though
i also liked how many players in my team were named after Pro Evo Master League default players <3
I find the constantly ticking alarm level thing a bit annoying in a way though - I get that it adds to the challenge because you can't just hang around taking things ultra slowly, but I find that it makes the whole thing feel like a bit of a frantic rush rather than a tense nail-biter. Good anyway, mind.
except with "Theotown"
i've been playing lots of Fallout: New Vegas, Crusader Kings II, and the Civ 4 remake of Colonization.
Off to Sen's Fortress I go. Should probably do some more upgrading first but I can't be arsed with farming Titanite.
what's your record for hours on a game? i think i topped 1500 on Europa Universalis III
(if you're morbidly obsessed with Zelda like what I am)
and has some valid criticisms of the series - most of them are certainly too linear - but it really just boils down the fact that he doesn't actually seem to like the genre that Zelda games have existed within from the third installment onwards.
Question is, if he doesn't like puzzle-adventures that aren't hard as nails, why on earth is he continuing to play them when by now it should be obvious that's what he's getting. I can understand why he might have played a few more in the series, but he's been disappointed about half a dozen times now.
because it's similar to my relationship with the game i.e. I still love it and will play whatever they put out, but there are aspects of the series (mainly difficulty) that are in decline. The article reads like a bit of a whinge about Skyward Sword's flaws rather than a considered appraisal of the whole series, but I think he's definitely right about the potential for Zelda to slide into irrelevance - yes, he's been disappointed by half a dozen games, but I think the point is that he's been *increasingly* disappointed. If the successors to Skyward Sword up the hand-holding and reduce the difficulty (which is the overarching trend) then it's only a matter of time before Zelda die-hards do abandon the series.
Would love a reboot (a la The Dark Knight Returns?) that made it properly challenging again. More difficult games have been making a comeback of late so I could definitely see them going for it. And they could easily make one with an advice on/off option, or even a challenging game with an Easy mode for beginners.