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I got down into the sewer dungeon in Yakuza: Like a Dragon with Adachi as Foreman all pumped and ready to clear the barricades in the dungeon and reap whatever rewards lie beyond. Turns out that only Kasuga, the main character, gets the Demolish exploration skill for that job, which is kind of stupid IMHO. Oh well, it's not a big loss since I was going to make Kasuga a Foreman at some point anyway. The way the job system works is that every job has a few skills you get to keep even when using a different job, so it pays to train every character in every job up to at least rank 16 or 18 or 20, wherever the last skill you get to always keep is. I'm the type that likes to super overlevel my party once I feel the final battle is coming so that I can roflstomp the final boss; that's just how roll. Hence, I'll be grinding job ranks and levels eventually anyway.

I also added Eri to my party, she's the lady from the management game. Her unique job is Clerk, a DPS job, but I switched her to Idol, a healer/support job, since I was severely lacking in that department.

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Started a new game of Drakensang, I figured it's going to be worth the 3 bucks. Can't say that I ever was a fan of Das Schwarze Auge but perhaps I'll overcome my inertia and invest the time needed to learn - and appreciate? - a different RPG system.

I find the lack of grimdark and cynicism in the game world very refreshing. The writing's hilarious so far (at least in the original German). ❤️

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17 hours ago, BruceVC said:

No you cant possibly wait for a Winter Sale , you must definitely buy Metro: Exodus, ...this is not the time for procrastination when it comes to Metro games on sale :thumbsup:

My current "problem" is I'd like to play with a controller when possible, and while I did order one that supposedly would work outside of Steam-bought games, I'm not 100% positive of that yet and won't for a few days.  So do I buy on GoG and hope, or buy on Steam where I know my dualshock works, and would work today?  :p 

No Man's Sky is half off too, with all the patches etc. I might give that a whirl now - I hear combat is fairly avoidable in that one,too.  Eh ... can't decide.  Also, I need a bigger SSD.  :disguise:

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Ok, I bought Metro Ex, Control and No Man's Sky.  After doing the intro bits of all three, I feel like the only one I might spend some moderate play time in is No Man's Sky.  If I can get a starting planet that doesn't immediately poison or burn me to death, that is, when you're a nub that has no idea how to play/avoid such.   :mellow:

Metro ran w/RT at 4k and DLSS at an easy 60fps and looks nice on the OLED. But awesome looking scenery seems like the only reason I'd try to run through it.
Control is one of those games where even if it looks good in a way, it has this constant greyish "haze" type of filtered lighting over everything that drives me insane. It might be interesting combat/play tho, I'll have to play it more.

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Getting to the end game in Xenonauts. I might change my team composition and gear a bit. The super heavy armour performed surprisingly well on my 2 heavy weapon guys. I might need a second guy with pistol and shield for door opening though. Didn't make it to the point where I have to decided to head for boss or take out reactors first 🤔

I also wonder if I should drop the tank and add 4 more troopers instead. I know I'll probably build a few more wolf armour and stick some of the guys that currently have jackal armour in it. The amount incoming fire on this mission is ridiculous. Never mind that one of my heavy guys got killed in a burst of friendly fire :blush:

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I have always used at least one tank, and most of the team got the flying one. Some of the guys had the superheavy armor in the endgame. I used the flying one for door opening mostly 😛

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I've always disliked vehicles in squad based games like Xcom and Xenonauts. I just don't feel any attachment to the vehicle like I do my troops. I mean, I know it isn't cheating, but there isn't the same sense of accomplishment when your tank does something cool. 

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17 hours ago, LadyCrimson said:

Ok, I bought Metro Ex, Control and No Man's Sky.  After doing the intro bits of all three, I feel like the only one I might spend some moderate play time in is No Man's Sky.  If I can get a starting planet that doesn't immediately poison or burn me to death, that is, when you're a nub that has no idea how to play/avoid such.   :mellow:

Metro ran w/RT at 4k and DLSS at an easy 60fps and looks nice on the OLED. But awesome looking scenery seems like the only reason I'd try to run through it.
Control is one of those games where even if it looks good in a way, it has this constant greyish "haze" type of filtered lighting over everything that drives me insane. It might be interesting combat/play tho, I'll have to play it more.

If you dont mind sharing what are the reasons you dont like Metro ?

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4 hours ago, BruceVC said:

If you dont mind sharing what are the reasons you dont like Metro ?

I don't really have any, outside of that it's less dislike then "it's not generally my type of game."

When I bought the very first Metro ages ago, it was largely as a new system/gpu game test. Looked great at the time, my new rig (back then) ran it like a champ - I played it a little bit, ran around like a chicken with no head like I do in most 1st person shooter combat outside of Borderlands (haha), got kind of bored, then never picked it up again. So ... it's kind of the same thing here. 

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Nioh. Completed the main game, 1 Twilight mission, 1 DLC mission, several side quests.
The game offered a decent variety of skills and weapons, but the story was completely linear and unengaging, just as the structure of main missions, while side quests provided different types of objectives and victory conditions. The KB&M controls were customizable and generally comfortable, but there were no on-screen prompts for keyboards. The graphics and art style were detailed and consistent, FPS drops were relatively rare. The bosses were numerous and quite diverse, though most would kill the PC in 2 hits. Same for the majority of normal enemies. Loot was randomized and color-coded, like in Diablo, so it seemed very un-Souls-like and made acquiring new armor and weapons pretty dull.

 

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6 hours ago, LadyCrimson said:

I don't really have any, outside of that it's less dislike then "it's not generally my type of game."

When I bought the very first Metro ages ago, it was largely as a new system/gpu game test. Looked great at the time, my new rig (back then) ran it like a champ - I played it a little bit, ran around like a chicken with no head like I do in most 1st person shooter combat outside of Borderlands (haha), got kind of bored, then never picked it up again. So ... it's kind of the same thing here. 

I hear you, there are definitely some games and genres of gaming I have never played or I just couldn't get into at all

Like Sports games and unfortunately RTS games which I want to get into but I always find the AI cheats and I keep  losing battles that CANNOT be to my lack of planning and skill at correct strategy in RTS games ;)

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Started getting back into Bloodborne a bit. Never really got into it before ... I really like the setting and all the stuff, but it's just such a damn hard game. Seriously, Dark Souls didn't gave me such amount of troubles.

However, after sticking to it for the last 6 or so hours, with countless death screens, I finally managed to actually level up my character. Even beat the first boss. Wow. Now I slowly seem to be going somewhere.

 

/edit: And now I am stuck at the next boss .... It's not that he is very tough, it's just that I keep getting stuck at the stupid gravestones. When I died in Dark Souls it was never because I felt the environment is against me ... but here it's just a constant struggle. This is so annoying.

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