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Tomb Raider since it was free on Steam.

Game suffers from pacing issues due to checklist syndrome. GPS caches? Check. Relics? Check. Documents? Check. Challenges? Check! Aside from that it's fun and pretty decent.

Eh, and no way Lara survives falling into that rebar spike.

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1 hour ago, majestic said:

Eh, and no way Lara survives falling into that rebar spike.

Wait till she survives being wrapped around a tree... that is generally the point the game looses me... as well, as endless chain of explosions that follows soon after. 

I did like the sequel much better, and am yet to play 3rd one. 

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2 hours ago, Wormerine said:

Wait till she survives being wrapped around a tree... that is generally the point the game looses me... as well, as endless chain of explosions that follows soon after. 

I did like the sequel much better, and am yet to play 3rd one. 

Considering how much of a beating Lara can take in the cutscenes I had to laugh at Roth dying from that little axe hit in the back. He really should have had her tank the hit. :p

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Mercenary starts a Knock Down strike against Aloth. Aloth knocks him back with a Grimoire Slam, while Eder tries to pull the merc with Into The Fray. The merc, two thirds through his activation, but now halfway between Aloth and Eder, turns around, runs up to Eder and completes the Knock Down without losing any progress.

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Predator Hunting Grounds weekend trial.

It's pretty good actually, it does the movie near 100% justice with its themes.  It doesn't raise any bars gameplay wise but who needs that when sometimes "Get to the choppa" is sufficient.

So yeah, if you loved the movie and want a perfect blend cognitive mix it in a game, throw some cash on it.  It's really fun stalking people as the Predator, hopping through high tree branches and using IR vision and cloak to zap your prey. 

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NWN EE

I was planning to wait at least one more year before I would play this, since Beamdog's enhanced editions need quite a lot of time before they start to feel actually enhanced for me, but here we are. Performance was fine, I guess. My fps is between 30-40 so that is fine, but on the other hand NWN is 18 years old. It should run better that.

Maybe this just the quarantine speaking, but Original Campaign wasn't so bad. It was just mediocre and too long. 6.5/10

I just finished the first chapter of Shadows of Undertide and I'm enjoying it so far. You can actually finish quests in multiple ways and areas are more varied.

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It's probably the quarantine 😛

Actually the OC was okayish in the first two acts. Beginning with the third, it went downhill :(

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After Black Mesa I did some Half-Life 2 marathoning. After Episode 1 I remembered why I hated the Episodes enough to not bother with Episode 2.

It's just more of the same stretched way too thin. And not even usually the best parts of it. Like I'm pretty sure every Half-Life 2 installment has a bit where you're crossing toxic sludge by tediously shuffling objects about to stand on. Why?!?!?!?

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Again two more hours of Pillars of Eternity, and I was able to approach the Radiant Spore without being obliterated in few seconds! The big bad spore mind-controller fell after a glorious battle!

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On 3/29/2020 at 12:43 PM, majestic said:

Tomb Raider since it was free on Steam.

Game suffers from pacing issues due to checklist syndrome. GPS caches? Check. Relics? Check. Documents? Check. Challenges? Check! Aside from that it's fun and pretty decent.

Eh, and no way Lara survives falling into that rebar spike.

Rise is better and Shadow is much better. Shadow is a legit good game IMHO. The reboot series becomes more actual Tomb Raider and less Geara of Lara as it progresses. For example, the sequels have actual tombs to raid. Heck, Shadow even has a couple that aren't completely insultingly easy. Still too easy for my tastes, but better than the Baby's First Platforming Puzzle crap that passes for challenge tombs in the first reboot game.

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Bannerlords is in early access on steam now. Not sure if I should risk another early access title or rather wait.

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Loren: The Amazon Princess. It is a visual novel with turn-based combat and Loren is not the protagonist. So far, I am still at the first chapter, but the story and lore look interesting.

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Loren and Planet Stronghold are their better games. They can all get a bit too dating simulator, and they could use some better proof reading.

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20 hours ago, Keyrock said:

Rise is better and Shadow is much better. Shadow is a legit good game IMHO. The reboot series becomes more actual Tomb Raider and less Geara of Lara as it progresses. For example, the sequels have actual tombs to raid. Heck, Shadow even has a couple that aren't completely insultingly easy. Still too easy for my tastes, but better than the Baby's First Platforming Puzzle crap that passes for challenge tombs in the first reboot game.

Still, barring the tombs, I found Rise to be the better of the series, certainly when it came to portraying Lara, and just storytelling in general.

Reboot and Shadow appear to have been written by the same people, Rise feels like a (and, imho, better) different team.

Let the Rise people do the writing and the other folks do the tomb designing and I'll be a happy camper.

(still gotta finish Shadow, the story was so cringe, even compared to reboot, that I just parked it)

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Tried Cities Skylines, sort of interesting that it eats up 9 GB of memory and all I have is a town of 1000 people.  Apparently the more DLCs you have the worse it gets.

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11 hours ago, Lexx said:

Bannerlords is in early access on steam now. Not sure if I should risk another early access title or rather wait.

i have it and I regret it, honestly just fire up first game if you got the itch, its very similar, even in graphics department...  seriously I dont understand what they were developing for all those years...

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I've been replaying Prototype...I'm a horrible person.

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The Next Big Thing is not terrible but nothing great. But considering the last adventure games I've played - Syberia 3, Still Life 1 and 2,  I cannot complain.

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On 3/29/2020 at 1:57 PM, Skazz said:

Ah, Vampyr. Granted, it's a bit rough around the edges, but I can't help but applaud what the developers tried to do with that game (i.e. the social network stuff).

Also, the atmosphere.

What is darkness but lurking sun?
What is wall but enslaved stone?
What is glass but tortured sand?
What is a song but a call to arms?
What is hate but jilted love?
What is life but death stranding pending?

I hope you will have fun with it all the way through!

I just finished Vampyr and it was a good game and enjoyable experience, its gets a solid 70/100  on the globally trusted and highly respected  " BruceVC gaming rating score  system " 

Initially I was frustrated  when I  battled to beat certain Bosses like Fergal but then I realized it was because of the level differences, he was 18 and I was 13 or so and I accepted I would have to feed on people who I liked but I needed there blood to advance and save London. I felt guilty about certain civilians I killed but I justified it as I was saving the country so I considered it there sacrifice to save many more people 😎

 

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44 minutes ago, BruceVC said:

I just finished Vampyr and it was a good game and enjoyable experience, its gets a solid 70/100  on the globally trusted and highly respected  " BruceVC gaming rating system " 

Initially I was frustrated  when I  battled to beat certain Bosses like Fergal but then I realized it was because of the level differences, he was 18 and I was 13 or so and I accepted I would have to feed on people who I liked but I needed there blood to advance and save London. I felt guilty about certain civilians I killed but I justified it as I was saving the country so I considered it there sacrifice to save many more people 😎

I found that, while irksome, the growing level difference in no-kill runs can be managed by abusing the Blood Shield (iirc, not sure if that was the exact name) power. Each level invested allows you to absorb one enemy hit regardless of damage or stat differences, which is a godsend when enemies start two-shotting your character. With proper point use, you can set up an easily renewable safety buffer to fight back and make mistakes which imho significantly flattens the difficulty curve of the game.

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50 minutes ago, Skazz said:

I found that, while irksome, the growing level difference in no-kill runs can be managed by abusing the Blood Shield (iirc, not sure if that was the exact name) power. Each level invested allows you to absorb one enemy hit regardless of damage or stat differences, which is a godsend when enemies start two-shotting your character. With proper point use, you can set up an easily renewable safety buffer to fight back and make mistakes which imho significantly flattens the difficulty curve of the game.

Thats a good tip, I never progressed in Blood Shield but I should have it has some serious advantages :thumbsup:

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Before  I move onto my next single player game I have been playing some RDR2 online, its early days and Im enjoying it so far

Has anyone played it before and what is your view on RDR2 online? I see some missions you need to do it with other players and so far my biggest complaint is I dont always find other players online to help me complete the missions 🤔

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Just beat 'Control'.

All-in-all, a solid title, but like other games in the modern era, they manage to push physics and hardware limitations but don't really raise the gameplay bar in any significant way, they just find ways to push more gimmicks.  I found the plot to good but nothing spectacular, as focusing on nuance was never really my strong suit.

Worth the purchase, but if you have a backlog of titles you need to get through, not worth bumping them aside for it.

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