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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #390 on: December 03, 2018, 10:05:10 AM »
Finished the first boss (which is very early on) in the Spiderman game on PS4.  I haven't yet got the hang of all the swinging and fighting, but so far it seems good.

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #391 on: December 04, 2018, 03:06:54 PM »
Giving Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition a try when I get home from work tonight. Has anyone here played it? What did you think?

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #392 on: December 04, 2018, 04:24:33 PM »
It's Neverwinter Nights: More of the Same.

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« Reply #393 on: December 04, 2018, 05:48:51 PM »
LOL, I just posted about like 4 posts back.  So far I've just completed the main campaign and about to finish SoU, haven't tried the premium modules though.

The good:  It hasn't crashed once in 40+ hours.
Load times are mostly good.

The bad: Certain areas that had major performance issues in the original still have them here even with great hardware (desert area and wall puzzle in Shadows of Undrentide especially).  Dropped to <10 fps when several creatures appeared at once, went back up after a few died.
The graphics aren't any better, but it still tries to make my GPU work semi-hard.
Pathfinding is still extremely bad.  Basically no improvements have been made except to get it to run on newer computers.

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #394 on: December 04, 2018, 09:41:13 PM »
It's Neverwinter Nights: More of the Same.


You're so cheerful.

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« Reply #395 on: December 04, 2018, 10:29:33 PM »
I mean, it is though. If you liked it then, you'll probably still like it now. If you did not, it isn't going to be any different...

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #396 on: December 06, 2018, 09:00:28 AM »
I just love reading these old Computer Gaming World magazines. Reading a letter to the editor that states 48k ram gams are clearly superior to 16k ram games due to variability and enhanced AI, and which that the Apple 2 is better than the Atari 400. It's so interesting to me to see how far we've come.

Man, I loved CGW. I think I have a stash of those in a box somewhere, and I'm hoping to discover them during the big move later this year.

As for gaming, I'm sporadically playing D3 on the PC and Switch, and I'm trying to learn Civ6 on the Switch. I'm also looking forward to getting destroyed by my son when Smash launches tomorrow.

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #397 on: December 06, 2018, 08:58:14 PM »
Mutant Year Zero is amazing. That will be all, thank you.

I've been ogling that myself. Looks good. Bit pricey atm.
Does it actually play like XCOM as Ive heard?

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« Reply #398 on: December 07, 2018, 05:55:55 PM »
Mutant Year Zero is amazing. That will be all, thank you.

I've been ogling that myself. Looks good. Bit pricey atm.
Does it actually play like XCOM as Ive heard?

It absolutely does. The HUD is even practically ripped straight out of XCOM. You will be in very familiar ground, mechanically.

The game is stupidly gorgeous. The voice-acting is great. The story is engaging so far. The mechanics are solid. Super highly recommended.

Pic 1!
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Stylish visor on a duck! (it's actually called "Stylish Visor")

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #399 on: December 09, 2018, 07:18:42 PM »
Mutant Year Zero is amazing. That will be all, thank you.

I've been ogling that myself. Looks good. Bit pricey atm.
Does it actually play like XCOM as Ive heard?

It absolutely does. The HUD is even practically ripped straight out of XCOM. You will be in very familiar ground, mechanically.

The game is stupidly gorgeous. The voice-acting is great. The story is engaging so far. The mechanics are solid. Super highly recommended.

Pic 1!
Pic 2!
Stylish visor on a duck! (it's actually called "Stylish Visor")

Looks good, thanks for screenshots.
Definitely on my list for when I finish my current XCOM2 obsession

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #400 on: December 11, 2018, 03:21:00 PM »
Started playing Titanfall 2.  I don't generally play many shooters but this is awesome.

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #401 on: December 14, 2018, 04:12:31 AM »
I've now finished Titanfall 2.  Probably the best FPS campaign I've ever played.

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« Reply #402 on: December 14, 2018, 09:50:48 AM »
I assume you played it single player?  How long was it?  I also assume you played it on your PC?  If you can't tell you piqued my interest.

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« Reply #403 on: December 14, 2018, 10:25:56 AM »
Yes, played it on PC.  It only lasted about 5-6 hours but there is no padding in there at all.  Each mission introduces some kind of new element that in generally it pretty much throws away by the end of the mission so the game feels really varied.  Shooting is really satisfying and the set pieces are fantastic.

I only paid 5 for it so only a few awesome hours is worth it to me.