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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #465 on: September 08, 2018, 06:00:38 AM »
Europa Universalis IV was on sale for $10 so I bought it, installed it, played it for 5 minutes and decided i didn't have 2 months to figure out how to play then opened Planet Coaster instead, they had a new content pack (vintage).  One day I will sit through all the you tube videos it Will take to get the hang of EU 4. by then i'm sure 5 will be out and I will have to do it all over again.

I love Planet Coaster, by far the best theme park simulator/builder ever made.

I tried to figure out how to play the latest Europa Universalis after I had already downed several cold ones. I lasted a little long than you, maybe 15 minutes, before I closed it and went back to the sweet embrace of Civilization 6.

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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #466 on: September 22, 2018, 04:02:24 PM »
Spider-Man (PS4) - 9/10

I had heard a Spider-Man game was coming, but seeing as I'm not a huge Spider-Man fan I figured I could let this go. Then I started seeing screenshots online, and all the comments on every image was overly positive.
So I figured I'd give it a shot, because certainly it can't be that good.
Boy, was I wrong. The story was good, the acting good, the villains good, plot twists were good, ending was good. All my Spider-Man experience comes from watching the various movies, which helped a lot because the big baddie was the only disappointment... not in execution, but in predictability.
Earlier today I managed to get the Platinum trophy (get all the trophies on the game).
Even though I'm now 100% complete, I might just play a bit more just for the awesomeness of swinging through the streets of New York City stopping crimes in the very good combat system.
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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #467 on: November 23, 2018, 10:22:35 PM »
Bought Keep Talking and No One Explodes, specifically anticipating some long holiday get-togethers.

Played it for 30 minutes so far and it's crazy fun.  I really hope there's time to play it tomorrow at our big family Thanksgiving.

$5 on Steam right now.  https://store.steampowered.com/app/341800/Keep_Talking_and_Nobody_Explodes/


Just please tell me there's bomb serial IDs with the letter "m" in them.  You know, "M" as in "mancy".   :laugh:


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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #468 on: November 25, 2018, 11:10:31 PM »
Bought Keep Talking and No One Explodes, specifically anticipating some long holiday get-togethers.

Played it for 30 minutes so far and it's crazy fun.  I really hope there's time to play it tomorrow at our big family Thanksgiving.

$5 on Steam right now.  https://store.steampowered.com/app/341800/Keep_Talking_and_Nobody_Explodes/


Just please tell me there's bomb serial IDs with the letter "m" in them.  You know, "M" as in "mancy".   :laugh:

I played that game for the first time while fully drunk and tired at 5 am last Friday. We still nailed it. When you're in the zone, you're in the zone.
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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #469 on: November 26, 2018, 05:00:00 PM »
Spider-Man (PS4) - 9/10

I had heard a Spider-Man game was coming, but seeing as I'm not a huge Spider-Man fan I figured I could let this go. Then I started seeing screenshots online, and all the comments on every image was overly positive.
So I figured I'd give it a shot, because certainly it can't be that good.
Boy, was I wrong. The story was good, the acting good, the villains good, plot twists were good, ending was good. All my Spider-Man experience comes from watching the various movies, which helped a lot because the big baddie was the only disappointment... not in execution, but in predictability.
Earlier today I managed to get the Platinum trophy (get all the trophies on the game).
Even though I'm now 100% complete, I might just play a bit more just for the awesomeness of swinging through the streets of New York City stopping crimes in the very good combat system.
Im at the stage where Im rooting for games to be bad so I dont have to buy them.
Looks like this is going on my list.

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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #470 on: November 26, 2018, 06:36:54 PM »
Civ VI is on sale on Steam right now.

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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #471 on: December 06, 2018, 10:07:29 PM »
Red Dead 2

I have to get this game. 😂




Anyone playing this?

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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #472 on: December 09, 2018, 08:40:45 PM »
I've been watching a series of YouTube videos (search for Kruggsmash if you're interested) that has rekindled my interest in Dwarf Fortress.

As you may be aware, Dwarf Fortress is known for two things in particular: First, for being one of the most complex and detailed world simulations ever programmed, which it can get away with by having crap graphics, and second for its horrifically steep learning curve. I mean horrifically steep.

But the kinds of stories you can get out of it make it seem worthwhile to try again. The last time I tried, I got as far as creating the world, and then I couldn't work out how to do a single thing. Having seen games in progress I now think I might have a chance of giving it another go.
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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #473 on: March 17, 2019, 10:37:40 AM »
My 2018 platformer extravaganza has finally come to and end.  Time to pick up something newer, something with crisp modern graphics, something that doesn't involve jumping off walls and avoiding pits of spikes.   Something like....


Celeste!

Really addictive.  The urge to get all the damn strawberries without googling solutions is going to drive me mad.  And the "Peanuts" voices in the dialog are strangely endearing.

Also add Ori and the Blind Forest to my list of excellent platformers.  Probably sets a record for earliest tear-jerker moment in a video game.  Soundtrack is top notch.  My only complaint is that there's probably one too many movement mechanics to learn, especially if you're playing of a keyboard.


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« Reply #474 on: March 26, 2019, 09:19:24 PM »
My previous comments on Celeste do not fully capture the emotional depth of the game.  Nor the most haunting soundtrack of all time.  Nor how someone managed to make a game around the theme of "anxiety" and design levels as brutally difficult as all the other precision platformers I've played, yet somehow make it so ... calming.

Play it.

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« Reply #475 on: March 26, 2019, 11:01:45 PM »
Is anyone else playing Subnautica? What a great game that is.
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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #476 on: March 27, 2019, 09:55:05 AM »
Is anyone else playing Subnautica? What a great game that is.

Once I got to the late game, I found the grind a bit repetitive and stopped playing it.  I did enjoy it up to then.

Currently absolutely loving Baba Is You.  If you like lateral thinking puzzle games, you owe it to yourself to try this.  Equal parts brilliance, frustration, and that feeling of genius when you figure it out.
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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #477 on: March 27, 2019, 11:28:11 AM »
Is anyone else playing Subnautica? What a great game that is.

Once I got to the late game, I found the grind a bit repetitive and stopped playing it.  I did enjoy it up to then.

Currently absolutely loving Baba Is You.  If you like lateral thinking puzzle games, you owe it to yourself to try this.  Equal parts brilliance, frustration, and that feeling of genius when you figure it out.

Baba is You is such a great game.  I've been only doing three or four puzzles per day, to savor the game, and limit some of the frustration the initial attempts at the levels cam create.  I also find coming back to a puzzle the next day, the solution becomes easily apparent when the dya before it seemed impossible.

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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #478 on: March 27, 2019, 12:17:36 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.

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Re: Games We've Recently Played (And Wot We Fink)
« Reply #479 on: March 27, 2019, 11:59:25 PM »
Got some oldies on sale on GOG and considering Roger Wilco has been my avatar since more or less the beginning, I guess it's only fitting I review as I go.

Space Quest I - 6/10

It is honestly really hard to score a DOS game from 1986 that predates the popularization of the mouse, not to mention one that has a serious nostalgia factor for me.  It's funny to me, looking at this now and seeing how much this game really plays like a text adventure with graphics because as a kid who'd played text adventures before this, I don't think I ever made the connection.  The other interesting thing is seeing how this game has simultaneously become much easier for me (considering the last time I played it in earnest, I was probably 8 or 9) but also harder.  I used to have problems typing fast enough or thinking of the correct phrases to use, but that was only ever a problem for me at one or two spots because the game wanted something very specific and much simpler than I was thinking.  For example, an alien gives me an offer to buy a ship I have and I tried typing "tell him no," "say no," "reject offer," "turn down offer," and on and on, but nothing worked.  Turned out all I had to do was type "no."  Don't think I ever would have figured that out if I hadn't looked it up.  One thing that was harder for me now, was looking around well enough to find that one item that you won't use for like half the game, but can proceed without it.  I don't remember having those problems as a kid, and without the internet I must have figured it out somehow.

At any rate, I would say the game is overall an enjoyable experience and a decent and humorous way to see how games used to be considering it only took me a couple hours to beat it and there are walkthroughs online for anything too troubling.  Made me laugh a few times, and they do a good job at telling a silly story about a witless character with very little in the way of sophisticated resources. 

Space Quest II - 7/10

Very much like the first game, but improved in terms of graphics and puzzles.  It's a lot less simple but plays exactly the same.  Also the story follows more or less the same pattern as the story of the first game, but the locales are more varied and interesting and the addition of a main villain really helps sell the story better and raise the stakes a bit.  I would also say that the humor in this one is much better executed than the first with more visual gags instead of just text-based goofiness.  This would definitely be my pick for an introduction to '80s walk and type adventure games.  SQ III, while superior in almost every way, is closer to being in another category of game because of all the interface changes that were made.

 

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