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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #120 on: September 28, 2017, 07:28:15 AM »
Has anyone played Disgaea 5? Bought it for Switch last night for something to sink a bit of time into until I buy a PS4. I tend to skew more toward the items/loot aspects of RPGs, rather than story, so the weak story doesn't really concern me.

That's not how Disgaea really works. I do like tactical-RPGs, and Disgaea is a fantastic one, but it actually tends to be... too much. It's full of qualities, but there are IMO literally too many things to do and systems to explore, it's a game played in hundreds of hours, and I find it hard to find this kind of time now.

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« Reply #121 on: September 28, 2017, 02:43:01 PM »
Has anyone played Disgaea 5? Bought it for Switch last night for something to sink a bit of time into until I buy a PS4. I tend to skew more toward the items/loot aspects of RPGs, rather than story, so the weak story doesn't really concern me.

That's not how Disgaea really works. I do like tactical-RPGs, and Disgaea is a fantastic one, but it actually tends to be... too much. It's full of qualities, but there are IMO literally too many things to do and systems to explore, it's a game played in hundreds of hours, and I find it hard to find this kind of time now.
Everything you've said here is true... even after just 2 hours and only barely scratching the surface of some of the systems, I feel overwhelmed. For me, gameplay and story are always secondary to fiddling with items and skills etc, but it's fucking nuts how much there is to play with and the story is so bad/cheesy/kitschy that it's almost painful. Having never played a Disgaea title or any tactical RPG previously, diving into this is like deciding to go for your first mountain hike and starting with Everest.

In saying that, I still got up at 5.30 this morning and played for 45 minutes while I waited for my coffee to, uh, do it's thing, so I could go for a run without fear of crapping myself and am already thinking about playing tonight (12 hours away...), so it's at least got some sort of hold on my attention. I guess I will probably do what I do with all games which is sink all my free time into it for like a month or two and then burn out. If I get 100 hours play time out of it for $100, that's a hell of an ROI, so I'll be happy. I got less play time out of Zelda: BotW and still consider that one of the best gaming investments I ever made.

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #122 on: October 09, 2017, 02:54:05 AM »
Been trying to persevere in Div:OS1, got further than 90% of people who have played the game on PS4 (just got a mandatory story trophy that only 9% have earned), which is only like 70% the way through the game.  Combat has still had a lot of bullshit, but the rarity of loot seems to go up quite a bit after a certain point so I'm regularly finding Divine/Legendary items.  Unfortunately I will likely not play any further since I finally found the end of a voiced hireling NPCs sidequest, and find out that she betrays you based on decisions from 40+ hours ago (strictly based on my demeanor, not anything I did against her), and then puts me in an essentially impossible battle, so my only choice is to basically... never do that sidequest I guess?  I mean, I don't have much reason to keep playing anyway, since the story has not improved (although having Alix Wilton Reagan voice several characters AND do the narration has helped a lot).  Maybe time to start Yakuza Zero.

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #123 on: October 13, 2017, 09:22:06 PM »
Woo

Finished XCOM2!

Really great game. I don't often actually finish a game, but the this one totally grabbed me, as a lover of turn based strategy, sci-fi and explosions.

I want the DLC now...but USD$40 is a bit rich :(

Can anyone comment on the value of the DLC?

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #124 on: October 14, 2017, 03:20:39 AM »
I really liked Xcom2, and the expansion is meant to improve it hugely.  That said, I agree it is absurdly priced.  I am waiting for a deal on it as I don't believe it will hold that price that for long.

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #125 on: October 23, 2017, 01:16:18 PM »
Finished both Assassin's Creed Unity and Assassin's Creed Rogue. Of the two, I thought Rogue was infinitely better. Much more variety, story line was more compelling. Was fun to see the background to other AC games (especially AC3 which remains my favourite).

I was interested to play an AC game set in the French Revolution, but I thought they wasted a lot of the potential for the setting. The whole Assassin's Council thing was interesting, but ultimately wasted. And some of the gameplay mechanics were weird - Arno was basically Spiderman, scrambling up walls he shouldn't have been able to (even for an AC game!).

Now to go through my backlog and pick something new to play!
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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #126 on: October 30, 2017, 11:38:22 PM »
I really liked Xcom2, and the expansion is meant to improve it hugely.  That said, I agree it is absurdly priced.  I am waiting for a deal on it as I don't believe it will hold that price that for long.

Decided against buying the DLC (yet). But I have installed the mod A Better Advent, which adds a variety of different enemies and adds some difficulty; definitely recommend it.

Other than that I picked up Wolfenstein: The New Order and I am really enjoying the gameplay and setting. I find some of it underwhelming...like the dual wielding mecahnic, bleh.  Ovrall great game so far though.

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #127 on: October 31, 2017, 03:40:43 AM »
Started playing Yakuza 0, having not played any other game in the series.  The cutscenes can be a little long at times, but otherwise the story has been pretty great so far.  The main story has enough twists and turns that it's not obvious where it's going to go, and the side missions often have ridiculous setups or content (I've had to teach a dominatrix how to... be a dominatrix, pretend to be a boyfriend to get a nagging father to leave his daughter alone only to get hit on by the father, retrieve pants from a pants thief, etc.).  There are a bunch of mini-games as side content like a casino, karaoke, dancing, batting cages, mahjong, pool, darts, etc., so there's a lot to do even if it's not all original, and thankfully there are challenges for each that give you money or points towards global benefits. 

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #128 on: October 31, 2017, 06:32:09 PM »
Couldn't see a game sales thread, do we still have one?

Anyways, I'll post here for now:

Humble Jumbo Bundle 10 has Wasteland 2 at the $10 tier, for those interested. Considering getting it myself.

There is also Prototype 2, which I am not familiar with anyone played it?

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #129 on: November 07, 2017, 06:33:59 AM »
In a blast from the past I dug out my old CD of Quake III Arena and installed it - nearly 20 years old, but amazingly it runs on my modern computer! I played the crap out of Q3A back in the day and I'd recently started thinking about the purity of it as an FPS experience after playing ESO with its FPS-like qualities. I remember the graphics used to be too much for my machine, but now they look pretty rough and I had to run it in a small window. I still have my config and script files including the in-game achievements, so it was kind of fun to see all those.

My view and movement were pretty wild at first but I had some control by the end of the session and I got a couple of nice long-shot railgun kills. I was still really slow though and couldn't strafe run at all, let alone doing that while aiming, firing, hitting pick-ups, and monitoring life and ammo. And I was only playing the bots on the lowest two difficulty levels, I'd just get slaughtered on those Nightmare level maps I used to play on.
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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #130 on: November 07, 2017, 01:48:56 PM »
did you play Team Arena too?  As you mentioned, you have the cdss, did you hear of Quake Live?  Basically Q3 that ran in a browser and was free for many years, they did some other updates on it, now its released as siomething you could buy http://store.steampowered.com/app/282440/Quake_Live/

Since I'd played the game while free I got auto put to the newer version.

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #131 on: November 07, 2017, 02:26:40 PM »
Quake Live is dead, but Quake Champions is playable right now.

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« Reply #132 on: November 07, 2017, 03:59:32 PM »
99.89% of games with MP are dead.  Of course anything older than 6 months that still has a community alive is special.

I remember RTB was quite skilled at the cool tricks you could do.  I miss that guy.

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #133 on: November 07, 2017, 05:42:51 PM »
99.89% of games with MP are dead.  Of course anything older than 6 months that still has a community alive is special.
What an oddly specific percentage...

I had to buy a new Switch and games since my old one got stolen a couple months back. Other than Disgaea (which I burnt out on without completing - zero story and hollow loot/character progression systems), I've been re-playing Zelda and messing around with Wonderboy 3 (which is awesome). I need a new RPG and have my eye on two which are out in about 3 weeks: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Battle Chasers: Nightwar.

Has anyone here played previous Xenoblade games or Battle Chasers on PS4? Worth getting?

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #134 on: November 07, 2017, 06:03:36 PM »
73% of things on the internet are made up - Abraham Lincoln.

Also, was it really stolen, or did your defacto wife remove it from you?  Like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb6MalVtago