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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #480 on: April 03, 2019, 09:12:30 PM »
Is anyone else playing Subnautica? What a great game that is.

I absolutely adored it and did not find it too grindy. Can't wait for the expansion to be finalised. Probably the best survival game I've ever played.

I still haven't been able to find the power cell charger, so I'm not willing to take my Cyclops (which I have course named Polyphemus) out. Some of those really deep places are utterly terrifying. I also haven't been able to find any more of the

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so I'm still missing a lot of the good stuff.
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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #481 on: April 04, 2019, 05:05:58 AM »
Is anyone else playing Subnautica? What a great game that is.

I absolutely adored it and did not find it too grindy. Can't wait for the expansion to be finalised. Probably the best survival game I've ever played.

I still haven't been able to find the power cell charger, so I'm not willing to take my Cyclops (which I have course named Polyphemus) out. Some of those really deep places are utterly terrifying. I also haven't been able to find any more of the

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so I'm still missing a lot of the good stuff.


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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #482 on: April 04, 2019, 08:43:33 AM »
The Witness  8/10

I loved the puzzles and the visuals and the environment. But to me it lacked something, cause when I finished the game it felt I needed more information.
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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #483 on: April 04, 2019, 09:18:18 AM »
The Witness  8/10

I loved the puzzles and the visuals and the environment. But to me it lacked something, cause when I finished the game it felt I needed more information.

Have you played Braid?  It's also by Jonathan Blow, and has a much more revealing storyline.

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« Reply #484 on: April 04, 2019, 03:13:32 PM »
Also since you're all raving about it Subnautica is 30% off right now.  I still have Celeste C sides to finish, but I'll consider putting it next on my game queue.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/264710/Subnautica/


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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #485 on: April 04, 2019, 03:38:29 PM »
Also since you're all raving about it Subnautica is 30% off right now.  I still have Celeste C sides to finish, but I'll consider putting it next on my game queue.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/264710/Subnautica/

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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #486 on: April 04, 2019, 06:17:20 PM »
The Witness  8/10

I loved the puzzles and the visuals and the environment. But to me it lacked something, cause when I finished the game it felt I needed more information.

The puzzles are fantastic. Unfortunately, I can only play for a short amount of time. It makes me super nauseated.

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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #487 on: April 04, 2019, 08:44:01 PM »
Is anyone else playing Subnautica? What a great game that is.

I absolutely adored it and did not find it too grindy. Can't wait for the expansion to be finalised. Probably the best survival game I've ever played.

I still haven't been able to find the power cell charger, so I'm not willing to take my Cyclops (which I have course named Polyphemus) out. Some of those really deep places are utterly terrifying. I also haven't been able to find any more of the

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so I'm still missing a lot of the good stuff.


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I want to keep talking about this but don't want to derail this thread with a whole bunch of spoilered messages, so I'm going to start a new thread, clearly marked spoiler-full so those who don't want spoilers can avoid it. :)
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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #488 on: April 05, 2019, 12:55:38 PM »
Also since you're all raving about it Subnautica is 30% off right now.  I still have Celeste C sides to finish, but I'll consider putting it next on my game queue.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/264710/Subnautica/

Don't post this.  You bastard.  Now I want it.

Dammit, if you buy it with (or already own) Don't Starve together, you get an additional 20% off.

Now it is REALLY hard for me not to buy this.

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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #489 on: April 05, 2019, 02:37:27 PM »
The Witness  8/10

I loved the puzzles and the visuals and the environment. But to me it lacked something, cause when I finished the game it felt I needed more information.

Have you played Braid?  It's also by Jonathan Blow, and has a much more revealing storyline.
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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #490 on: April 07, 2019, 09:14:51 AM »
I downloaded Borderlands GOTY Enhanced yesterday. It's free on Steam if you purchased the original version. If you've thought about revisiting Pandora, now's the time. The 4K is beautiful and they updated the minimap.
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« Reply #491 on: June 05, 2019, 06:11:38 PM »
Convoy - Fuck that game!

But not until I play it a few more times, dammit!   >:D

Its a great game, extremely frustrating in the same way that FTL was frustrating. You cant save properly. You can save and come back to the place you left off but if you die the save file goes away. AAAARRRRGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #492 on: June 06, 2019, 08:30:02 PM »
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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #493 on: June 09, 2019, 02:05:11 PM »
For some reason I got sucked back into the original Doom games.  I played through the new Sigil WAD as well as Hell Revealed 2.  Did a few levels of Plutonia Experiment as well until I finally got tired of it.

I'm amazed how well a game from 1993/94 still holds up so well.  While a feature of the original two games, newer levels do a very good job forcing you to exploit the monster in-fighting mechanic.  There's also a greater emphasis on recognizing enemy line-of-sight, so you can pick off pesky arch-viles from a pack without getting pelted with fire and missiles.  I don't know if I would recommend actually playing all the way through any of the above custom WADs because they are brutally difficult, but maybe watch some of the speedrunner streams first and then attempt the easier levels.

And after 25 years, I *still* find myself physically leaning to the left or right when an imp fireball catches me by surprise.   :-\


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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #494 on: June 09, 2019, 11:43:51 PM »
So I got Shadow of Mordor discounted to $15. I tried it, found the controls to be a little non-intuitive and the minimap hard to navigate. I'll probably go back to it soon. While I was there, just for the hell of it I thought I'd also download Fortnite.

This one I'm probably not going to go back to. I started it up and it told me to register. I said nah, and then it told me that if I don't register now I'll never have another chance. Never? I suppose I'd better then. It told me to go to a website and enter a code that's displayed on screen. So I did that, and received a message "invalid or expired code". With the expiry timer counting down from 10 minutes. I stared at that screen for a moment, tried again, with the same result, then quit.

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