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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #405 on: April 19, 2017, 06:58:27 PM »
I mean, in practice it's 15 minutes of looting followed by 30 seconds of dying but it's still a fun game! Also I am sooo bad at FPSes. :(
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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #406 on: April 19, 2017, 07:51:52 PM »
I don't own it, but it is extremely watchable on stream


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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #407 on: May 25, 2017, 10:30:09 AM »
Prey - 9/10

Been a long time since I devoured a game in the way I did this one.  The best of System Shock/Bioshock/even some Dead Space all mixed together.  With careful play I did eventually reach the "nothing can touch me" point, but thankfully only an hour or so before the ending, so didn't ruin the tension.  That was something to do with the order in which I did some optional objectives - had I done them in a different order, I think you could Superman your way through much of the game.

I did a zero-Typhon ability playthrough, and at some point I will probably do another playthrough.  I fear because the story is relatively linear that it won't be particularly amenable to a replay, but it's well worth the money even for the one time through.
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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #408 on: July 30, 2017, 01:30:22 PM »
SUPERHOT ~ 7/10

Finally sat down to it, and then it was over in like 2 hours... I applaud the originality of the concept and the narrative meta-games, but this was just too short for me to remember it in a year.
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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #409 on: July 30, 2017, 01:39:05 PM »
SUPERHOT ~ 7/10

Finally sat down to it, and then it was over in like 2 hours... I applaud the originality of the concept and the narrative meta-games, but this was just too short for me to remember it in a year.

Based on the time I've spent on the game, I'd have to give it an 8 or up. For me, the challenge mode triggers the obsessive compulsive part of my brain quite satisfactorily. It's one of those games I can keep pounding away at while half-watching something else.
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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #410 on: July 31, 2017, 07:56:33 AM »
I thought it was an awesome concept in search of a good game. More or less felt like a glorified tech demo to me. Granted, a really fun tech demo, but it never really felt like a full-fledged game. Worth the price though.

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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #411 on: July 31, 2017, 09:52:18 AM »
There's a VR version which I haven't played, but which I imagine makes it 7000% better.
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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #412 on: July 31, 2017, 11:07:21 AM »
X-Com 2, meh/10.  I'm nostalgic for the original so its cool but I don't think its that great other than that.

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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #413 on: August 28, 2017, 04:32:27 PM »
I am basically playing Fallout Shelter (Xbox One edition) every day. Even though it's a glorified phone app. But it's free, and addicting! And feature-heavy! Did I mention it's free?

If you enjoyed the phone version, this the same but better. There is a lot more to do.

Also trying to play through Dragon Age Inquisition. I wasn't sure at first, but it is getting better and better, actually.
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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #414 on: August 28, 2017, 06:13:05 PM »
West of Loathing is the shit.  It is an open world RPG parody in a western setting with surprising depth of gameplay.  The soundtrack is boss, the puzzles are great, and way old school.  And at $11, it is really cheap.  If you but a copy, let me know.  I'll send you my spare horse armor
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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #415 on: September 15, 2017, 12:15:45 PM »
Been hooked on Echo Arena.  It's sort of like the battle room in Ender's Game in Virtual Reality.  It's Zero-G, you move around by grabbing stuff and pulling, or using small thrusters on your wrists.  You try to get a frisbee into a goal, but can also punch your opponents to stun them.  I've punched my printer and ceiling fan a few times.


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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #416 on: September 15, 2017, 06:07:04 PM »
Lifeline 7/10

Mobile text based game. Spaceship intern stranded on a strange moon starts sending you texts asking for help and advice to survive.
Its fun amd interesting. Theres a cool mystery.
I really enjoyed playing but it missed an opportunity to play up a Martian style scenario and instead gives you an increasingly less lovable character whose decisions and whining dont always endear him.

Honestly, its worth a look. It plays out over 3 days, the character more or less sleeps in real time and its a thing to do when you check your phone.

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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #417 on: September 23, 2017, 03:35:29 PM »
Divinity: Original Sin 2 9.5/10

Like Baldur's Gate/Planescape Torment/Pillars of Eternity? Well... then you've probably already read reviews and bought this, and good on ya!

It's an isometric tactical RPG tour de force, stuffed to the gills with quests and different ways to complete them, with excellent writing and voice-acting. And the sheer amount of shit you can do is staggering - the completionist in me squeals in delicious terror whenever I accidentally kill a NPC (they can all die!) and cut off a quest in progress.

Best thing: I've poured 30 hours into this so far... and I'm not even off the 'tutorial island' yet.

Teethering and I played the first one in co-op, which was a lot of fun. Hoping to do that with this one, too, and it's already become clear that's going to be a hundred times better.
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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #418 on: September 24, 2017, 11:37:44 AM »
fallout 4  only a few hours in but enjoying it.  Its what I was expecting, but so much more crafting, almost to much.


overwatch   Its free to play this weekend but have already purchased it.  like a pretty tf2 tons of fun.



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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #419 on: September 27, 2017, 12:26:09 PM »
Divinity: Original Sin 2 9.5/10

Like Baldur's Gate/Planescape Torment/Pillars of Eternity? Well... then you've probably already read reviews and bought this, and good on ya!

It's an isometric tactical RPG tour de force, stuffed to the gills with quests and different ways to complete them, with excellent writing and voice-acting. And the sheer amount of shit you can do is staggering - the completionist in me squeals in delicious terror whenever I accidentally kill a NPC (they can all die!) and cut off a quest in progress.

Best thing: I've poured 30 hours into this so far... and I'm not even off the 'tutorial island' yet.

Teethering and I played the first one in co-op, which was a lot of fun. Hoping to do that with this one, too, and it's already become clear that's going to be a hundred times better.

Very much agree.  I am about 20 hours in, just got my source collar off.  Very, very fun game so far.

 

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