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Gaming General / Re: Our 2018 GOTY
« Last post by narsica on January 02, 2019, 08:50:37 PM »
In terms of new games I played (I did a bunch of replays), there's only one clear standout - Civ VI. Which is excellent, and I will probably waste innumerable hours this coming year playing it.

I picked up Endless Legend in the Steam Winter Sale, but it hasn't grabbed quite the same way. NHL 19 has been fun too, although I'm fairly terrible at it.

Movies & TV / Re: What are you watching?
« Last post by Sssith on January 02, 2019, 10:25:37 AM »
Watch Netflix's Bandersnatch and I enjoyed it.  For those of you that don't know it is a choose your own adventure movie that is part of the Black Mirror series.  Worth watching if you like Black Mirror or you are intrigued by a choose your own adventure TV show.  It took around 1:30 to watch.  The creators say there is around 5 hours worth of material to watch if you figure out all the paths.  They believe some parts of it will never be found.  It is weird and at times does not work well but I thought it was a fun experience.  My daughter, with her friends, tried to watch a bunch of different paths.  My wife and I got some that see hadn't seen.

Also watching Travelers on Netflix which I would give a hearty thumbs up to.

Also saw bohemian rhapsody movie which surprised me by how much I enjoyed it.  I think the actors where excellent in that movie.  They played fast and loose with facts which is why I don't generally like bio-pics.
Gaming General / Re: Our 2018 GOTY
« Last post by Sssith on January 02, 2019, 10:17:23 AM »
I think I need to review the game thread to see what I played.  Never a good sign as nothing truly stands out.

  • Borderlands 2 -- doesn't count as this is an old game.  But I played it a ton and loved it
  • Borderlands the PreSequel - counts, and it was good but nothing amazing.
  • I played all three Tomb Raiders including the new one and had a great time with all of them.  But the last is the only one that might count for this thread and it was missing something
  • Soma -- Really liking this game.  About half way through it.  It has a serious flaw but I am looking forward to making it through the game.
  • D3 - On Ps4 -- Enjoying it but again an old game.
  • Far Cry 4 -- not as good as 3.

Unless I remember something that I forgot I would have to say none are deserving.
General Discussion / Re: Happy New Year!
« Last post by Sssith on January 02, 2019, 10:07:03 AM »
I feel like I am becoming a crank.  Every year seems to get a bit worse.  I would love to see that trend change.  Politics have been worse.  Environment worse.  Every year seems to just be more hectic.  Here's to hoping for a calmer, nicer year.
Diablo 3 / Re: D3 on PS4
« Last post by Sssith on January 02, 2019, 10:04:29 AM »
So I got my necro to finish chapter 4 in the current, almost over, season.

With that much playing time I am going with my first assessment that the game plays better on the PS4 than the PC.  That said there are things that work better on PC and the most important one is the aiming of certain skills.  With a controller you can only vaguely aim certain skill the game's AI then tries to match that with a target.  Easily the most annoying thing about PS4 version of the game.  Most of the inventory management works better on the PS4 but not all of it.  Not a fan of selling items, and there a couple of other examples.  Visually it is no contest.  The game was made to be on a big TV.

At this point I am going to try to play a HC Monk and see if I can get it to kick ass.
Diablo 3 / Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
« Last post by Sssith on January 02, 2019, 09:58:37 AM »
I will probably do a Wizard.  Not clue what that set is good for.  Another possibility is the Crusader.
Diablo 3 / Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
« Last post by Orbert on January 02, 2019, 09:35:46 AM »
Interesting.  Since I still play D3 anyway, it's a foregone conclusion that I'll rebirth a Seasonal character.  Just trying to figure out which one.  I usually play Demon Hunters, but Natalya's is one of my least favorite sets.  Barbarian IK is always fun.
Movies & TV / Re: What are you watching?
« Last post by Melchior on January 01, 2019, 09:37:05 PM »
Just finished the last season of Better Call Saul. Very entertaining viewing, fairly slow pace, much akin to Breaking Bad (which is to be expected). Enjoyed seeing the 'backstory' of how Jimmy McGill became Saul Goodman BUT the most interesting character I thought, was Mike. He was the highlight of the show for me and I always looked forward to his scenes. Overall a great show.

To fill the TV show vacuum I started The Wire again. 3rd run through and still love it, hard to beat for a gritty cop drama that also focuses on the character development of the criminals involved.

Watching Orphan Black on Netflix with the wife, which is surprisingly entertaining, despite the kinda ridiculous premise. Good pacing, interesting characters and a catchy plot.
Gaming General / Re: Our 2018 GOTY
« Last post by Pixie on January 01, 2019, 05:43:45 PM »
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is my GOTY. And Kassandra is one of the best female video game protagonists I've ever seen.

Currently playing CrossCode, which is a very solid contender too. And I don't even usually like pixel graphics games.

Gaming General / Re: Our 2018 GOTY
« Last post by Lego on January 01, 2019, 02:36:24 PM »
I haven't really played much new that wasn't on the Nintendo Switch. So with that limit, I would have to say Super Mario Oddesssy, even over BotW.
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