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What games you've been playing?

Post by MosquitoSenorito » Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:12 pm

And to complete the books-movies-games trinity, let's talk video games in here.
What you've been playing? What are you looking forward to?

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Post by PeteDelkus » Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:00 pm

I've gotten back into Fallout 4 recently because of the new Automatron DLC, and I can't wait for the early access release of Tower Unite on April 8th.
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Post by FordGT90Concept » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:48 pm

Skyrim, working on getting the Vampire Lord achievement for 100%. Up next is Watch_Dogs.
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Post by Fallaner » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:38 pm

Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation. Nearly 90 hours in the save, and i'm WAY past the point of finishing the story and maxing out the stats and obtaining the skills I want on my main group.

Though I have also been replaying some XCOM 2 lately, and also I have started playing the Bravely Second demo today for those sweet sweet bonuses when my collector's edition gets here when the game comes out.
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Re: What games you've been playing?

Post by GreatBird » Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:29 pm

When I actually have time to play games, I'm still making my way through The Witcher 3.

Phenomenal game, across almost all categories. It is my personal 2015 Game of The Year but I'll probably still be making my way through it by the end of 2016, heh. For some reason, for this game, I'm feeling the "completionist" urge.

My wife and I are also re-playing through Divinity: Original Sin with the Expanded Edition - best co-op gaming experience of my life.
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Re: What games you've been playing?

Post by FordGT90Concept » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:57 pm

I always felt apprehensive whenever Ciri came up in Witcher 3. I still don't know why.

I put 162 hours into that game and have five achievements left to get. I decided I'm going to replay/get them when the last expansion comes out. I'm easily going to have spent over 300 hours in that game by the time I shelve it.


Divinity is definitely on my to-buy list. As is XCOM 2.
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Post by Fallaner » Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:37 pm

FordGT90Concept wrote:I always felt apprehensive whenever Ciri came up in Witcher 3. I still don't know why.

I put 162 hours into that game and have five achievements left to get. I decided I'm going to replay/get them when the last expansion comes out. I'm easily going to have spent over 300 hours in that game by the time I shelve it.


Divinity is definitely on my to-buy list. As is XCOM 2.
XCOM 2 is great. When the game isn't crashing when you try to reload a battle save, cause your favorite specially named character gets massacred by the RNG gods. GAAAAHHHHHH. WHAT THE HECK, PATCHES?! WHY DID THIS ONLY START WITH THE MOST RECENT PATCH?!

XCOM 2 Also lets me give all my people special names, then get upset when the RNG starts hitting them badly. ...Like Thalia. Who is named after, and designed after, an OC of mine who is basically like my mental daughter.

I own Witcher 3. ...I don't think i've gotten past like Act 2 or whatever it's equivalent thing is.
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Re: What games you've been playing?

Post by GreatBird » Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:18 pm

I completed a full playthrough of X-com 1, loved it, but---for some reason I haven't yet felt the urge to play the sequel. Not entirely sure why...

re Witcher 3: Some impressive stats, Ford. :-) Yeah, I just love the pacing and variety in the game, it's really staggering. The world-building is also extremely top notch - it's rare that I find myself that immersed in games these days.

re Divinity: Just make sure you play it co-op. It would make for a a rather tedious single-player game to be honest, but as a co-op experience it's absolutely brilliant IMO.
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Re: What games you've been playing?

Post by Historian » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:57 pm

Same on not really feeling X-COM 2. I think it's just really... same-y? Terror from the Deep is the same way - it was just a retexture of X-COM 1. We need an apocalypse version with a futuristic cityscape.

I've been playing a lot of Verdun and hate it. I die alot and it's no fun.

Rainbow Six: Siege is great. I also recommend The Division if you can suspend your disbelief - yeah, enemies take like ~100+ rounds to kill, but it's a cover shooter with pure RPG mechanics. Very immersive atmosphere.

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Re: What games you've been playing?

Post by Fallaner » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:25 pm

Historian wrote:Same on not really feeling X-COM 2. I think it's just really... same-y? Terror from the Deep is the same way - it was just a retexture of X-COM 1. We need an apocalypse version with a futuristic cityscape.

I've been playing a lot of Verdun and hate it. I die alot and it's no fun.

Rainbow Six: Siege is great. I also recommend The Division if you can suspend your disbelief - yeah, enemies take like ~100+ rounds to kill, but it's a cover shooter with pure RPG mechanics. Very immersive atmosphere.
XCOM2 Has a very different feel compared to XCOM EU/EW to me. While basic gameplay is the same (that was gonna be inevitable), it throws a lot of new things in and changes things that, at least to me, makes it feel very different.

Since XCOM lost and is no longer a real military force, you get to hide and hack things, unlike EU/EW. Your units play slightly differently (Ranger is VERY different than assault to me, given my sword love, specialist is vastly superior and rather different compared to EU/EW's Support. Though Grenadier and Sharpshooter are kinda similar to their EU/EW bases. Not much you can change for an explosives guy and sniper) and there's a number of new mechanics and missions play out differently.

It just... FEELS different ultimately.

Also customizing your people is fun.

Also. Mod support. Only in XCOM 2 can I run around with a CODE MENT Voiced Lelouch vi Britannia Psionic, with a CODE MENT voiced Suzaku Kururugi Psionic, and a Tsubaki Yayoi voiced Specialist, and a Nova voiced Sharpshooter, and a Hazama Voiced Sharpshooter, and a Donald Trump Voiced Grenadier, and Jin Kisaragi Voiced Ranger, a Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 2 Tarkus/Tactical Marine Sergeant Voiced Ranger, more space marine voices, a Joker Voiced Ranger (The irony), a Sarah Kerrigan (Ghost) Voiced Ranger, all of Delta Squad being one class or another, like Fixer (40) being a Specialist and Sev (07) being a sharpshooter, and everyone wearing a Space Marine or Clone Trooper Helmet while having dark blue hair. (naturally not all at the same time due to squad size limits)

MODS. I SWEAR, MODS. ALL OF WHAT I JUST SAID IS ENTIRELY POSSIBLE. ALSO, LET'S NOT FORGET THE OTHER MODS THAT ARE ANIME FOCUSED (Ignore the fact I had Code MENT and Blazblue up there...) LIKE A NEPTUNIA VOICEPACK, A NEPTUNIA HEADPACK, AND A BUNCH OF FREAKIN NGE HEADS. OR THE FACT I CAN GIVE EVERYONE A BLOOD RAVENS FLAG IF I SO WANTED.

Half of my enjoyment of XCOM 2 at this point is me marveling at all the mods. Seriously. My main team so far is composed of a Lelouch voiced Ranger, a Uni (Neptunia Character) voiced Psi Operative, a Tsubaki Yayoi voiced Specialist, and a Nova voiced Sharpshooter.

LOTS OF OTHER PEOPLE DIED. I NEED TO RECRUIT MORE PEOPLE AND MAKE ANOTHER TEAM.
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Post by FordGT90Concept » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:53 pm

In XCOM:EU/EW, my crew was usually two snipers, one assault, one support, and two heavy gunners. Assault would lure them in, heavy gunners would slaughter the robots, support/assault would capture anything that got disabled close, and snipers would mop up anything in line-of-sight. I think snipers usually ended up with the most kills.

How does the RNG work in XCOM2? Is it like XCOM where, loading a save, moving to the same location, and firing at the same target would result in the exact same outcome?
Historian wrote:I also recommend The Division if you can suspend your disbelief - yeah, enemies take like ~100+ rounds to kill, but it's a cover shooter with pure RPG mechanics. Very immersive atmosphere.
That's disappointing. I'm a head hunter in every game that gives me a gun (including Consortium). I take the extra second to aim for the head. I don't really like any games that don't reward that effort.
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Post by Fallaner » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:58 pm

FordGT90Concept wrote:In XCOM:EU/EW, my crew was usually two snipers, one assault, one support, and two heavy gunners. Assault would lure them in, heavy gunners would slaughter the robots, support/assault would capture anything that got disabled close, and snipers would mop up anything in line-of-sight. I think snipers usually ended up with the most kills.

How does the RNG work in XCOM2? Is it like XCOM where, loading a save, moving to the same location, and firing at the same target would result in the exact same outcome?
Historian wrote:I also recommend The Division if you can suspend your disbelief - yeah, enemies take like ~100+ rounds to kill, but it's a cover shooter with pure RPG mechanics. Very immersive atmosphere.
That's disappointing. I'm a head hunter in every game that gives me a gun (including Consortium). I take the extra second to aim for the head. I don't really like any games that don't reward that effort.
Yeah. Pre-generated RNG. Reloading does not reseed the RNG. The best way to change things is to slightly change one move. Even moving one space to the left or right can result in radically different changes as everything is rerolled for the new seed.

Damned retaliation missions can be hard. I might just grab 6 and GTFO for this one. I do NOT need to deal with packs of Berserkers right now when my armor isn't upgraded.
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Post by mattig89ch » Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:36 am

I was playing elite dangerous for a little while there. They gave me a free ship, and I had to trek across half the galaxy to get it. And that led me to buying a new ship, fitting it, ect. I was rather enjoying myself. But that always online thing, made it take a bit too long to load combat zones, or drop from ftl (needed to load from the servers).

So I put it aside for Mass Effect 3. Almost done with the citadel shore leave dlc, and am rather enjoying it so far (destroying specialists Traynors toothbrush, was an hysterical scene).

That said, if anyone else plays elite dangerous, and wants to meetup in game, let me know.
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Re: What games you've been playing?

Post by FordGT90Concept » Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:42 pm

I've been playing way more Skyrim than is healthy. XD
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Re: What games you've been playing?

Post by SCAgent » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:49 am

Hidden & Dangerous 2, i play a lot of old games ;)
Other than that i am planning on doing another Witcher playthrough once the new expansion arrives.

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Post by Historian » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:03 am

H&D needs a sequel. Its inventory management and stealth aspects put it so far ahead of any other game in real small unit warfare.

In a lot of ways, it's a WW2 ARMA.

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Re: What games you've been playing?

Post by mattig89ch » Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:38 pm

Just got an email saying Soma has gone on sale on steam. On the one hand, I watched a youtuber play that game, and want to see what some other choices made could mean for the game and/or story as a whole. On the other, I'm a coward. Plain and simple. I can't imagine playing that game on a VR headset.

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FordGT90Concept wrote:I've been playing way more Skyrim than is healthy. XD
Is there such a thing?
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Post by Fallaner » Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:24 pm

mattig89ch wrote: Edit:
FordGT90Concept wrote:I've been playing way more Skyrim than is healthy. XD
Is there such a thing?
Yes. It's a barrier I will NEVER break. Due to how buggy my skyrim has gotten, and if it's not buggy, its lagging, or it's trying to murder my computer (Damned bajillion and three mods in the vain attempt to keep me entertained), and SOMEHOW NONE OF THOSE, it's not keeping me entertained.

I myself, went trying to mod XCOM 2. My first effort went fairly well, I say!

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Re: What games you've been playing?

Post by FordGT90Concept » Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:51 pm

I almost rage quit twice due to someone dying that I didn't want dead (surprise city vampire attack; loaded an old save and ended up replaying the first two quests of the Dawnguard campaign) and because of some other bug I thought was a bug but turned out to be okay (related to two quests in the same cave just north of Solitude). The latter, I think, was fixed by the Unofficial Skyrim Patch where it gives Athar (or w/e his name is) a radiant quest to satisfy his Follower requirement instead of relying specifically on that one that conflicts with another quest.

I have noticed the framerate sometimes isn't very good even on a i7-6700K+R9 390 but it hasn't bothered me much/any.

I'd consider the Unofficial Skyrim Patch mandatory to enjoy the game. By this point last time I played without it, I had about half a dozen miscellaneous quests stuck in my journal. As of right now, I don't think there are any broken quests.

I only have three mods loaded:
-Inigo
-Unofficial Skyrim Patch
-Sky UI

It did crash to the desktop two-three times so far but I didn't lose much/any each time it did.
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Re: What games you've been playing?

Post by Vennir » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:51 pm

Fallaner wrote:Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation. Nearly 90 hours in the save, and i'm WAY past the point of finishing the story and maxing out the stats and obtaining the skills I want on my main group.
Oh man, I've yet to get it. I loved the past FE games and the storyline appealed to me at first. What's put me off is the fanservice. Though I love the Nohr family *o*


As for me I've been playing Fallout 4 and Deus Ex. I've reeaaally got to uninstall some mods...

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