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Title: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Lego on February 14, 2019, 08:19:03 PM
So I haven't payed attention to PC gaming in over a decade. Had my MacBook, and before that ran Linux for a long time. So, to say I'm out of the loop is an understatement.
Any recommendations on games I should look out for? I already know I'm getting Skyrim and Monster Hunter World. Other than that, I'm clueless.
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Timinator on February 14, 2019, 09:08:16 PM
Got a few minutes while at the airport. Try ďdo you still shower with your dad simulator 2015Ē a real game btw
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Pixie on February 14, 2019, 09:29:29 PM
ohmygosh I HAVE SO MANY SUGGESTIONS!!!!!11!1!!!

Alas, I also have to go to bed in like 2 minutes. But I'll try to put together a list tomorrow while I'm bored out of my mind at work, and then post it when I get home. STAY TUNED!


Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Sssith on February 15, 2019, 09:53:29 AM
Borderlands 2.  Get the Handsome collection.  It goes on sale all the time.
Tomb Raider series was rebooted and the first game in particular is just awesome.
Walking Dead from Tell Tale.  One of my all time favorite games.
I'm pretty sure you have played Mass Effect, but you did say the last decade.
Fallout 3 & 4 and Fallout: Las Vegas
BioShock 1,2,3
Portal 2
Alien: Isolation
Life is Strange
XCom
Witcher 3
Far Cry 3
Batman Arkahm Asylum
Dead Space 1,2,3
The Talos Principle
Dishonored
Spec Ops: The Line
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Timinator on February 15, 2019, 02:34:51 PM
Good luck finding walking dead in discount now the dev is gone bust
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Post by: Sssith on February 15, 2019, 02:49:55 PM
Speak of the devil  Borderlands on sale: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/8133/Borderlands_The_Handsome_Collection/ $15
Also: https://store.steampowered.com/app/409710/BioShock_Remastered/ Bioshock -- all three game $17

As for Walking Dead I see the page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/207610/The_Walking_Dead/  no clue on price as I own it already.
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Pixie on February 15, 2019, 03:19:02 PM
As for Walking Dead I see the page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/207610/The_Walking_Dead/  no clue on price as I own it already.

There is no price because you can't buy it anymore from Steam.

Games not already mentioned by Sssith (all of which are good except Fallout New Vegas):

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice - one of the most visually and aurally impressive games I've ever played. An amazing story and a brilliant handling of schizophrenia. The actress for Senua (Melina Jurgens) won a bazillion awards and deserved every single one. She wasn't even supposed to be the actress. She was a sound engineer for the game who filled in as a place holder while they looked for an actual actress. They liked her so much, she kept the job. And the sound job. But this game, holy shit. So good. This was my GOTY for 2017.

Prey (the new one, not the old one by the same name) - this is just really, really good. You'll never trust a coffee cup again.

Resident Evil remakes (RE1, RE2) are on Steam

State of Decay for being one of the best zombie apoc games made

Sunset Overdrive for sheer crazy fun

Shadows: Awakening is a cool ARPG with some nifty mechanics - you're a demon who absorbs the souls of other people and can then take on those bodies, with all of their abilities and personalities... it's like a party-based RPG with one character

Saints Row 4 is redonkulous good times. Be a superhero crime boss president and save the world. Or fail to save the world. But have a blast in the meantime.

Grim Dawn - dude, if you like Diablo 2 or Titan Quest, this is better.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - mechanically, nothing to write home about, but it has some amazing storytelling stuff going on, and it's pretty as fuck. Plays like a single-player MMO.

Elex - Eurojanky RPG with a cool setting and lots of interesting stuff. Magic + tech + medieval weapons/armor all in one.

Far Cry Primal - be a caveman. Ride a saber-toothed tiger into battle. The best of the Far Cry games. Also can often be found really cheap.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 - this is the single best party-based RPG ever made. I will fight over this. I will punch dicks over it.

Dishonored - amazing stealth (or not) dude-murdering simulator in a sorta-steampunky setting. Lots of super fun powers to abuse.

CrossCode - wow, just wow. This was an unexpected gem. Old school graphics, amazing game.

To The Moon - short game. An unforgettable experience to be had. This will jerk all the tears and make you think really hard about some things.

Euro Truck Simulator - no, really. This is just really good fun. Put on your favorite tunes (or crank up a German hard rock station) and chill while driving an 18-wheeler across Europe.  It should be awful. It's not. Build a trucking empire. Customize your truck and driver. There's even level ups and skill trees, iirc.

Hellgate London came to Steam recently.

... ok that's it for one post. May come back later and add more as I think of them.

Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Sssith on February 15, 2019, 03:50:30 PM
Wow...can I buy the latest Walking Dead?  Only one I don't have.  It would be a crime if you can't buy the original any more.  Such a good game.

I keep meaning to play Hellblade.
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Post by: Kasferatu on February 15, 2019, 03:59:32 PM
Slay the Spire,
Civ 6
Fallout New Vegas.  Not 3 or 4 ;)
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Sssith on February 15, 2019, 04:00:56 PM
I am the SUPER SET between you two.  :P
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Lego on February 15, 2019, 08:46:34 PM
Ok. Bought the Borderlands Handsome collection since it's on sale. It recommended me Serious Sam. I remember having a blast with the first one on the original Xbox, so I picked it up for 9 bucks. After I paid for it, the First, Second, and Revolutions are in my game list. But they were all listed seperately on Steam. Interdasting.
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Timinator on February 15, 2019, 11:45:09 PM
Gg on serious Sam! There are a few combinations out there. There were the originals from 2001 and 2002. If you got those it gives you another thing for free which is revelations. Essentially fans did more with the original engines.  Then the HD remasters.

Serious sam2 is the black sheep of the family from 2005.

Serious Sam 3 from 2011 looks more modern and grey initially but you still mow down utter hoards.

They released VR versions too .. but thatís no use for you.

And to confuse things there is Fusion. If you own the HD games or 3, this pops up. Itís one launcher so you can MP between all games. Even VR and flat users.

Also serious Sam got some other devs for side projects. Non FPS games. The side scroller 2d is my favourite. You can combine up to 6 weapons together for fun and varied carnage. Even 6 of the same weapon? You want to do a rocket jump with 6 rocket launchers? No problem,you want to melee with 6 chainsaws? Or just a mixture of some shotguns, machine guns?, flame thrower, lasers ,. You see what I mean?


And as someone said the Talos Principle. From the makers of Sam, a game where you have no gun!
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Kasferatu on February 16, 2019, 07:33:54 AM
I am the SUPER SET between you two.  :P

To be honest I enjoyed FO3 but after playing New Vegas just found it to be so much better.  With the exclusion perhaps of the early trap of going anywhere but south.
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Lego on February 16, 2019, 11:29:13 AM
I heard New Vegas was bugged as all get out. True?
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Kasferatu on February 16, 2019, 11:32:48 AM
My experience was that it was no more buggy than any other Bethesda games. All of which are buggier than I would like.
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Pixie on February 16, 2019, 12:19:06 PM
They're all kinda buggy, but generally sorted out by unofficial patches.

New Vegas is just bad because Obsidian and Bethesda make *entirely* different kinds of games, and the Venn diagram where they meet is a slushy pile of weird sticky goo that never actually coalesces into anything fun.
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Lego on February 16, 2019, 02:15:02 PM
Interestingly enough, Borderlands 2 and the Pre Sequel both show up on my Mac list installable on Steam. I'm not crazy enough to try to play it on the Intel 4000 chip my MacBook pro has tho.
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Lego on February 18, 2019, 07:56:21 PM
Hey Pixie - Euro Truck Simulator 1 or 2?
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Pixie on February 18, 2019, 10:09:29 PM
Hey Pixie - Euro Truck Simulator 1 or 2?

ETS 2. Definitely 2.
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: dave in the basement on February 19, 2019, 09:42:17 AM
Hey Pixie - Euro Truck Simulator 1 or 2?

ETS 2. Definitely 2.

That is one of those games I have wanted to try, but I really have no idea why. Looks like it would be good to chill to.
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Sssith on February 19, 2019, 10:45:13 AM
If you need help with BL2 hit me up.  I think you are in for a treat.  Ignore the PreSequel for a while.  We have a BL2 thread I believe so jump in there.  I have extensive time on three of the characters: Maya, Axton, and Gaige.  Of the three Maya was my favorite.  Gaige is pretty lol tastic at times.  I hear that Kreig is melee mayhem madness.  I personally think Maya is nUb friendly because it helps you trap the bad guys making them easier to shoot.  The enemy in this game is highly mobile.
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Lego on February 19, 2019, 12:14:29 PM
Thanks Sssith. I know nothing about this game.
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Sssith on February 19, 2019, 12:43:57 PM
FPS + l00t + RPG + humor == awesome sauce.

There are some things that they didn't get right but honestly this game holds up beautifully IMO.  My least favorite thing about it is that it follows the Normal --> Nightmare --> Hell progression that D2 established.  It makes it a bit grindy to get to upper level game play.  But that say you can just play normal and all the DLC and you will have gotten your monies worth.  If you think you want to play all the way through 'HELL', in BL2 land it is called UVHM (ultra vault hunter mode) I would recommend playing the DLC in different order. 

I recommend playing through the main quest line on normal.  See how you like it.  Then hit me up for suggestions on what to do next.  If you find you love and want to play through UVHM I would recommend one path.  If not I will recommend another.

Honestly, if you find you love it, this game will take months to play through.
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Darkness on February 25, 2019, 05:56:03 AM
I think UHVM is easier than TVHM because of the way gear and enemy levels work, providing you have access to the Marcus Mercenary Day DLC. If you have that DLC (which is entertaining in its own right), then staying on top of the gear curve in UHVM is easy.

I recommend playing through the main story line on normal difficulty and then going straight to the Tiny Tina Assault on Dragon Keep and is works perfectly as an epilogue to the main game story, is inventive and emotional to boot.

My main experience is with Zer0 and Axton but, I agree with Sssith that Maya is probably the most forgiving to play as a first character.

Before playing Borderlands 2, I would say it makes some sense to play Borderlands 1 but, it isn't strictly necessary. Although the game is fun, the story isn't as strong.
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Sssith on February 25, 2019, 09:54:34 AM
For Borderlands:
Normal = NVHM (normal vault hunting mode)
Nightmare = TVHM
Hell = UVHM

If you are going to play UVHM then I might recommend saving Tiny Tina DLC for UVHM.  If you want the best story experience then do it after the first play through.
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Lego on February 25, 2019, 04:29:14 PM
Thanks. I bought the Borderlands Handsome Pack but it doesn't come with Borderlands 1, so I've been debating either getting it or just jumping into the sequel. I think I'll try it on normal first. Is there a game+ mode?
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Darkness on February 25, 2019, 05:11:26 PM
The higher difficulties are the + modes.
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Sssith on February 25, 2019, 05:34:47 PM
I enjoyed BL1 but I don't think it is necessary to play.  I would google for a BL1 summary.  Not a complicated story.

You have to play it on normal.  Then you have to play TVHM.  Only by finishing that can you get into UVHM.
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Lego on February 25, 2019, 05:39:01 PM
Ahh ok I get ya. Thanks.
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Post by: syn on February 25, 2019, 06:18:21 PM
If you find you love and want to play through UVHM I would recommend one path.  If not I will recommend another.

i would appreciate those suggestions! just finished the main story on normal. not sure about playing to UVHM.

edit: i dipped a toe into the tiny tina stuff as per the rec above, and promptly started getting 1-shot by creatures. gear/lvl problems, i assume.
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Darkness on February 26, 2019, 07:22:47 AM
i would appreciate those suggestions! just finished the main story on normal. not sure about playing to UVHM.

My recommendation for starting UVHM is as follows.

1) Try to start below lvl 50 if you can.
2) Get as much gear equivalent to your level as you can from farming the red chest at the end of Hero's Pass just before the entry to the Vault of the Warrior. This is an easy farm, as you can save and quit at the start of the vault of the warrio, then immediately transition back to Hero's Pass next to the chest, open it, take any decent loot, go back to the Vault, save and quit then rinse and repeat.

3) Get to Sanctuary by following the story quest only and ignoring all side quests. Get as much level gear appropriate stuff as you can from using golden keys at the chest in sanctuary.

4) Start farming the Marcus Mercenary final boss for loot and get yourself to level 52 in the process, at which point a wide range of legendaries will start to appear.

5) Once you have a few class appropriate legendaries proceed through the main storyline, returning to the Marcus Mercenary day to farm new legendaries every three levels or so.

6) I also advise watching a video guide on how to farm the Lyuada in The Dust early on, as this legendary weapon can be a huge help to any class.

7) After level 52, start the Tiny Tina DLC and get to the Forest zone, then start farming the ents in the forest for the Bee shield.

edit: i dipped a toe into the tiny tina stuff as per the rec above, and promptly started getting 1-shot by creatures. gear/lvl problems, i assume.

The skeleton mobs in the Tiny Tina DLC are really tough and I think the whole DLC is pretty tough at TVHM difficulty.
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Post by: Sssith on February 26, 2019, 12:16:18 PM
Good advice from Darkness.  I have never managed to get to UVHM below 50.  In TVHM you do the minimum to get through it all and into UVHM.  Tiny Tina is really tough in the beginning especially those stupid bone archers.  Once you get past them it does get a little better.

I am not clear on your level and character info would be good.  I think the important thing to remember is that in UVHM the monsters always scale to your level.  This is good because you can continue to farm the same monster as you level up and their drops will continue to be (mostly) on level.  Drops can be within three levels of your level, except for during Marcus Mercenary Day, where they are always your level.  This is one of many reasons why this is a brilliant place to farm.

As for the order of play through you should remember that some quests/areas cannot be run over and over.  An example of this is the mission in the Pirate DLC that rewards you the Sandhawk (there are hacks around this).  The Sandhawk is a reward for a mission.  Once you get it you can't get it again unless you reset the all your progress in UVHM.  So the level you play a DLC is very important.  So there are two main strategies for playing the DLCs.  One is just to play it for fun and enjoy story/content.  The other is to wait until you are max level to run so you can get certain weapons/rewards at max level.

About the DLCs:
1- Tiny Tina is the best one.  Best story.  Some really good weapon rewards as well as areas that you can farm over and over.  The Bee shield is worth farming.  I recommend doing the DLC and getting to the Forest and farming a Bee Shield.  Then finishing the DLC after you get to level 72.  Another amazing weapon is a Torg shotgun in the beginning of the DLC.  It is not an end game weapon but if you get it will help you level up to level 72. 
2- Pirate DLC -  This one has two of the best weapons in the game.  They are both bound to quests so can only be farmed once per play through.  Recommendation is to do this at level 72.  There is a hack to replay those missions if you choose to go down that path.  The Leviathan at the end of the DLC is a really tough monster and has a treasure room that can (technically) only be opened once per play through.  Again there are ways around that.
3- Torg DLC - The main thing of note is that Pyro Pete's Bar is a great way to level up.  Has ok random drops and can be played over and over.  Trog DLC is pretty fun over all.
4- Mr. Hammerlock DLC - mostly Meh.

Another thing to do in the beginning is to farm Savage Lee and get Unkempt Harold.  Probably one of the most powerful guns in the game and easy to farm.

The other main add on is Marcus' Mercenary Day which has already been mentioned.  Really helpful for getting weapons on your level.
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Post by: syn on February 26, 2019, 01:40:01 PM
thanks for the advice.

playing axton, just ticked over to level 38.

decided to wait on the DLC, and push through tvhm as fast as possible.
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Darkness on February 27, 2019, 09:26:01 AM
Oh yes and get the BL2 community patch installed. It vastly improves the game, making all sorts of fixes to items and what not so a broader range of legendaries are useable. It also makes things like the Sandhawk and the Pimpernell farmable from certain mini-bosses, so you don't need to use back-up saves to make them farmable.
Title: Re: Games to look at on PC
Post by: Sssith on February 27, 2019, 09:44:46 AM
The patch is pretty seamless.  Just need to remember to activate it.