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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #570 on: June 11, 2019, 12:04:39 PM »
The Nintendo Direct was pure fire.  Breath of the Wild is getting a sequel (eventually).  Dragon Quest protagonists and Banjo-Kazooie in Smash.  The Dark Crystal (yes, the movie) is getting a Tactics game.  Seiken Densetsu 3 is being remade as Trials of Mana, as well as the original in the Mana Collection being out for Switch today.  No More Heroes 3 and Luigi's Mansion 3 look cool.  I haven't bought a Nintendo console since the SNES, but I have to admit they arguably had the best E3 showing (besides maybe Square-Enix).

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« Reply #571 on: June 11, 2019, 04:28:18 PM »
The Nintendo Direct was pure fire.  Breath of the Wild is getting a sequel (eventually).  Dragon Quest protagonists and Banjo-Kazooie in Smash.  The Dark Crystal (yes, the movie) is getting a Tactics game.  Seiken Densetsu 3 is being remade as Trials of Mana, as well as the original in the Mana Collection being out for Switch today.  No More Heroes 3 and Luigi's Mansion 3 look cool.  I haven't bought a Nintendo console since the SNES, but I have to admit they arguably had the best E3 showing (besides maybe Square-Enix).

... not counting the one with Keanu, of course. ;)

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« Reply #572 on: June 11, 2019, 05:42:14 PM »
... not counting the one with Keanu, of course. ;)

;) I'm counting the conferences as a whole.  Keanu might be the best moment for many, and understandably so, but not every game at the Microsoft conference was as well presented as that.


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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #573 on: June 13, 2019, 06:03:00 PM »
Played through What Remains of Edith Finch, which was free on PS+ last month (or the month before?).  Interesting game, or rather "interactive story".  At least there are no fail states, so what little gameplay there is doesn't distract from the story.  Very somber tone overall though, and not every mini-story was explained very well so the impact wasn't as strong as it could've been (or maybe I missed some details).  Not sure if it would be a great game to play when dealing with family tragedy or a terrible one.

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« Reply #574 on: June 13, 2019, 08:13:18 PM »
Oh man, I loved Edith Finch. What an amazing experience. Right up there with Gone Home.

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« Reply #575 on: June 17, 2019, 05:02:35 PM »
Played through Everybody's Gone To The Rapture.  Needs a mod that lets you move at 500% speed and it'd be fine.  The swirl of light that is supposed to guide you along gets lost sometimes too.  Was kinda hoping that more of the character backstories you unfold would focus more on what they thought was actually happening instead of their rather boring domestic issues, and most of the characters end up being very unlikeable.  While I think they were going for ambiguity in what is causing the "Rapture", it swung a little too obviously towards one direction to "really make me think" after playing it. Love the music and the graphics though.

After playing so much of Burnout Paradise: Remastered, starting playing Onrush (yet another free PS+ game), which has the same boost/takedown arcade racer mechanics, just in a different style.  Not as interesting as exploring a big city or trying to cause as much collateral damage as possible, but good for some quick kinetic fun.

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« Reply #576 on: June 18, 2019, 09:22:45 PM »
I've playing [/b]Starcrawlers[/b], which is a sci-fi mostly-procedurally-generated 1st person turn-based dungeon crawler. Gets compared to Legend of Grimrock, which I havent played. Its quite fun and cheap on GOG atm

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« Reply #577 on: June 24, 2019, 05:25:21 PM »
Played a bit of Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime (another free PS+ game), mostly just because of the name.  Pretty cool concept, in that it's primarily a 2-player co-op spaceship game where each person has to switch around several stations to fire guns, move the ship, divert shields, etc.  Not super fun to play alone though.

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #578 on: July 07, 2019, 01:03:42 PM »


Yep, the Steam sale meta-game worked out okay for me I guess.

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« Reply #579 on: July 07, 2019, 07:04:15 PM »
wow!  Personally I used them to boost the badge and my steam profile.  I got a new showcase.  I wasn't going to play games to boost it

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #580 on: July 07, 2019, 08:41:44 PM »
wow!  Personally I used them to boost the badge and my steam profile.  I got a new showcase.  I wasn't going to play games to boost it

You didn't have to play any games to boost it... At the end of the metagame, all the points accumulated became tokens automatically. It was in the FAQ that it would happen but like, nobody I know actually read it. LOL

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #581 on: July 07, 2019, 10:29:29 PM »
Steam Grand Prix 2019
7,600 XP
Unlocked 8 Jul @ 12:08pm

That is where the majority of my tokens went.  I started with 4000 tokens unspent from Lunar New Year.

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #582 on: July 08, 2019, 09:56:00 AM »
Sadly I did not have time for messing around with the sale this time.  Ah well.

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« Reply #583 on: July 08, 2019, 12:43:59 PM »
Sadly I did not have time for messing around with the sale this time.  Ah well.

Neither did I. That's what was cool about it. I got all these coupons and never played the metagame at all. Woo, best metagame ever!

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #584 on: July 20, 2019, 06:38:11 AM »
On Amazon right now, until July 26, with your Twitch Prime account, you can get one of these games for $14.99 and then get a $15 Amazon credit added to your account.

Hey, free game, so why not?