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Re: Game Discussion Thread
« Reply #11900 on: December 12, 2018, 03:24:32 PM »
Yeah, I just ignore the ending. But you have to pick red as the FUCK YOOUUUUU. Green is the sensible option, though. Then you can play Stellaris as the robotic-enhanced galaxy dominating super species.

I think you meant to say BLUE is the sensible option. They are, after all, just machines who can be subverting to extending your will. That is the sensible option for humanity... it would cement their place at the top of the Cycle until the REAPER REAPERs appear.
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« Reply #11901 on: December 12, 2018, 03:30:52 PM »
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« Reply #11902 on: December 13, 2018, 03:03:21 AM »
I went out and killed fifteen walker guardians the other day.

The compendium is suggesting that skywatchers have more valuable parts... it said to destroy their propellers, but other than that I'm not really sure what to do with one.

Been wanting to play Twilight Princess and Final Fantasy X. In terms of video games, I will probably live in the past forever.
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« Reply #11903 on: December 13, 2018, 09:48:14 AM »
Then you can play Stellaris as the robotic-enhanced galaxy dominating super species.
The latest update to Stellaris has included several QoL improvements to the experience of playing a ravenous species-consuming fungal hivemind infestation, too.
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« Reply #11904 on: December 13, 2018, 01:41:04 PM »
Andromeda would be a pretty okay game if it was at least a dedicated reskin of Inquisition instead of a half-assed soulless reskin of Inquisition.
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« Reply #11905 on: January 05, 2019, 03:18:47 AM »
Final Fantasy X and X-2.

The advanced sphere grid system was a mistake. It helped me get Tidus to learn Power Break and Kimarhi to learn Dark Attack, among other things, but it was more of a pain than I expected it to be. I'm going to start over, and beat the summoner on the road this time, Belgemine, that girl who kicks your ass if you don't prepare for her.
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« Reply #11906 on: January 06, 2019, 04:18:32 PM »
Hex: Shards of Fate is better than Magic the Gathering. For reals. It's also 100% free on Steam, and there's a 50+ hour single player campaign which I am enjoying immensely. I haven't tried PvP but I heard the scene is dead because there's only a handful of people playing. It's really a shame. Because the game is GREAT!

Things it does better than Magic:

-You can buy cards from the auction house for gold, which you earn at a decent rate, even during the PvE campaign. YOU DON'T HAVE TO GRIND DUMB DAILIES!

-8 different races, 4 classes. Yes, this is a TCG with character classes and skill trees. Race determines which shard colors you can use how many of (elves can put way more wild than blood cards into their decks, for instance), class determines the talent tree and passive / active abilities you get or can learn in addition to cards. For instance, rangers get a summonable pet card and can upgrade it through the talent tree. So cool!

-Did I mention there is a LOT of single player content? Plus different race / class combos make the campaign feel fresh every playthrough, you get different starter decks too

-There's dungeons! A trading card game with dungeons and bosses and loot!

-The game was designed to be digital only (no physical cards) which means it can do a lot of things Magic never will. For instance, there's cards that trigger an effect of summoning random other cards into the game. You wouldn't be able to do 'random' with physical cards.

-Your characters can equip items that modify the effects of various cards, which lets you further customize decks

-There's a race of evil samurai bunnies! Their cleric perk is called 'fertility magic' and they get a passive which has a chance of summoning bunny tokens when playing other bunny troop cards...  ;D

-You can hire mercenaries who come with their own decks and give you passives just for having them in your party

-Dwarves are evil

-Lots of stuff I'm forgetting right now.

Anyway, if you like trading card games and wish there was more PvE in those, you have to check this out for free.

And because I mentioned evil samurai bunnies...


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« Reply #11907 on: January 11, 2019, 03:08:28 PM »


The demo releases today but the catch is that you only have 30 minutes to play (you're timed as soon as you start the campaign).
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« Reply #11908 on: January 12, 2019, 04:25:03 AM »
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is really good and really long.
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« Reply #11909 on: January 24, 2019, 08:51:30 AM »
Pathfinder: Kingmaker is really an exceptional roleplaying game. 

Character creation is nuanced and intricate. Leveling up feels significant every time. The story is decent so far. The writing and dialog is actually good. I haven't found myself rolling my eyes face-palming super hard, like I do with 90% of the writing in games. I love the camping/exploring aspect of the game. And the Kingdom Management, while it can be ignored entirely for adventuring and I originally planned to ignore it, I also find myself enjoying.

It's not for everyone but if you're into isometric RPG's I'd say this one is better than Divinity 2 or Pillars of Eternity 2. Though some of that might be due to my current addiction to Critical Role and Pen and Paper roleplaying games.

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« Reply #11910 on: January 25, 2019, 08:21:02 AM »
Pathfinder: Kingmaker is really an exceptional roleplaying game. 

Character creation is nuanced and intricate. Leveling up feels significant every time. The story is decent so far. The writing and dialog is actually good. I haven't found myself rolling my eyes face-palming super hard, like I do with 90% of the writing in games. I love the camping/exploring aspect of the game. And the Kingdom Management, while it can be ignored entirely for adventuring and I originally planned to ignore it, I also find myself enjoying.

It's not for everyone but if you're into isometric RPG's I'd say this one is better than Divinity 2 or Pillars of Eternity 2. Though some of that might be due to my current addiction to Critical Role and Pen and Paper roleplaying games.

No major bugs so far?  I heard it was a major glitchfest at launch.
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« Reply #11911 on: January 25, 2019, 12:12:11 PM »
I haven't had any issues but I'm only in act 2 of the game. I know they are consistently updating.

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« Reply #11912 on: January 26, 2019, 11:16:11 AM »
Kingmaker was loaded with bugs upon release.

Some were very minor, some were game breaking, most were kind of a crap-shot as to whether you ran into them or not.

You could have gone through much of the game without encountering anything you'd recognize as one..or you could have had your game and save break after getting into Act 2.

I'm given to understand it's far more stable, now.  And there's been a great response from the developers where fan critique and suggestions for improvement are concerned.
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Re: Game Discussion Thread
« Reply #11913 on: January 27, 2019, 02:57:11 AM »
It's on sale right now for $30, sounds like a steal.
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« Reply #11914 on: January 27, 2019, 08:14:07 PM »
I just realized that I haven't bought a game that cost more than 15$ in aaaages.  ;D I got a huge wishlist, and there are frequent sales, plus I really like Indie games. Recently purchased an entire series (5 games) of super duper oldschool RPGs (by Spiderweb Software) for under 7 bucks. The first one was meh, but the others are really good.

Oldschool as in... 1994 - 2004 releases. Forget about the graphics. Forget about the sound. But everything else about those ancient turn-based, open world RPGs is totally my thing. The next one I'm going to play after my 5 part series is Ultima VII :D

It's not for everyone but if you're into isometric RPG's I'd say this one is better than Divinity 2 or Pillars of Eternity 2. Though some of that might be due to my current addiction to Critical Role and Pen and Paper roleplaying games.

Does it have a good magic system with lots of different spells? Because magic turned me off Pillars... I loved the story and the setting, but the magic... meh. And the wounds and fatigue system, and recovery, were really weird.
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« Reply #11915 on: January 28, 2019, 12:45:51 AM »
Breath of the Wild has so many places I haven't looked in yet. I spent a good thirty minutes looking for the eighth heroine even though I was purposefully heading in a straight line towards it (it was just too far away from any shrines, and I was taking the long way by accident) and then the dude who wanted me to look tells me to go there again. He's lucky I love going on foot places.

Risoka Snowfield (in the Gerudo Highlands) that I had to go through to find it was -swarming- with lizalfos and bokoblins. I don't think I'd seen so many crammed into one place before. That's a lot of monster parts, but I didn't actually fight more than about three. That's how long it took me to get through from the Yiga shrine to the statue.

I'm only just getting around to peoples' requests for my help because this game has just so much to do. Kass's wife has finally stopped keeping watch in the direction of Warbler's Nest (where her five daughters go to sing before you find the shrine they're talking about) which I didn't know she was actually doing until they stopped being there and she stopped keeping watch... after sixty hours of gameplay probably. I feel like I haven't done a third of the stuff to do in this game, and the physics are super-impressive. You can teach a kid physics with this game. I'm sort of wondering if I drop a pile of bananas and hide, will a member of the Yiga clan show up?

I have a habit of taming every horse I can get my hands on, feeding them apples until they look at me when I walk around to their flanks, and then letting them go after I ride them. Its gotten to the point where every wild horse I try to tame and every horse I steal from bokos now is actually an old friend from an earlier taming. I can tell because the plain-colored ones don't kick and they follow me with their gaze before I give them any apples. I know every horse in Hyrule.
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« Reply #11916 on: January 28, 2019, 04:26:18 AM »
It's not for everyone but if you're into isometric RPG's I'd say this one is better than Divinity 2 or Pillars of Eternity 2. Though some of that might be due to my current addiction to Critical Role and Pen and Paper roleplaying games.

Does it have a good magic system with lots of different spells? Because magic turned me off Pillars... I loved the story and the setting, but the magic... meh. And the wounds and fatigue system, and recovery, were really weird.

The system is vast but simple, it should familiar to anyone who's played DnD or Pathfinder tabletop games.

There's enchantment magics that can cause all sorts of affects like fear, slow, haste, blind, sleep, enlarge, and so on.

There's classic stuff like magic missiles, aoe fireballs, rays of frost and fire. Then there's utility like dispel magick, dimension door(teleport), monster or elemental summons and a bunch more.

Healing spells are fairly basic from what I've seen.

Then there's buff spells which affect things like your armor class or attack rolls(if your AC is 10 the enemy has to roll a 10 +any modifiers (on a 20-sided die) or better hit hit you). Or you buff your saving throws, which is your ability to resist spells and skills and traps. You can buff versus specific elements or enemies of certain alignments.

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« Reply #11917 on: February 10, 2019, 05:39:26 AM »
Playing computer games with a t.v. monitor is a little tricky. Even Arm is affected. The screen is just too small.

It doesn't really cause a problem unless the feed is going up the screen fast enough that I don't catch everything. Less text on the screen, basically. I can barely fit the room's mdesc in there.

I don't really want a real computer screen though, I want a laptop. I want the crappiest laptop money can buy.
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« Reply #11918 on: February 19, 2019, 09:29:13 PM »
Playing Apex: Legends at 2am is lonely and I am awful. Xb1. Someone come babysit and teach me.

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« Reply #11919 on: February 20, 2019, 02:03:29 AM »
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« Reply #11920 on: February 20, 2019, 02:34:22 AM »
Playing Anthem lately. Has some optimization and quality of life issues and I'm not quite at endgame content yet but it's really fun, and also staggeringly beautiful. If Bioware can work out the rough spots they'll have a winner on their hands.

Until they fix load times though, install to an SSD or you'll suffer.


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« Reply #11921 on: February 20, 2019, 11:23:22 AM »
Playing Anthem lately. Has some optimization and quality of life issues and I'm not quite at endgame content yet but it's really fun, and also staggeringly beautiful. If Bioware can work out the rough spots they'll have a winner on their hands.

Until they fix load times though, install to an SSD or you'll suffer.


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Same. I originally wasn't on an SSD and it took over 40seconds to load sometimes. On SSD, under 20 seconds. In-mission transitions are nearly instantaneous.

Game is fun for a LooterShooter. I never got into Destiny, and the power creep never made much sense, and I love Warframe but grinding fishing and hunting cute gimpka rats for influence gets too repetitive.

So far, the gameplay of Anthem is nice, and the Core Components really let you decide how you want to play your frame.

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« Reply #11922 on: February 21, 2019, 10:08:57 AM »
For those for whom Breath of the Wild is still actually new, I'm pretty sure that entering Hyrule Castle grounds for the first time (inside the gate, where the words 'Hyrule Castle' appear in white on the screen) is the same as defeating a Divine Beast; basically, the monsters get stronger, but you get a little stronger than that.

What makes me think that is that there weren't any white bokoblins or white lynels around for a while when I was playing, then I went for the castle and they were around suddenly. And I'm not sure but I feel like combat is easier.

I didn't know any of this shit and was walking around with one and two divine beasts defeated for a long time. Avoiding everything, for the most part, and collecting hearty food. The stable immediately east of Hyrule Field has a forest full of hearty radishes, and the lover's pond somewhere on the map west of Lurelin has hearty radishes; and then there's the hearty durian canyon in the jungle area near the one tower. Hateno tower? Maybe. If you learn how to work the sheikah sensor on your tablet it will make looking for stuff a lot easier. I guarentee you will miss some if you don't use it.

I'm thinking about hunting lynels now.

I kind of wish I had resident evil 2 if it came out yet. Its not just a graphical remake I heard. They changed some stuff about how it plays. When something tries to bite you, it switches to first person and you see them coming in for it.
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« Reply #11923 on: February 23, 2019, 08:13:15 PM »
I kind of wish I had resident evil 2 if it came out yet. Its not just a graphical remake I heard. They changed some stuff about how it plays. When something tries to bite you, it switches to first person and you see them coming in for it.
It's out now. It's more than just a remake, for sure. It was very well done and did the original right.

Check out some gameplay on YouTube, if you haven't already.
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« Reply #11924 on: February 26, 2019, 06:02:37 PM »
Poked around today as I mull over whether or not to come back to arm and wow guys!! There are some really great changes classes woohoo! Also boo this means my years of hoarding a documenting branch trees are now worthless ;) seriously though wow staff Iím excited to play again
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