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34 minutes ago, Malcador said:

Well, then, forget that. D3's irritates me with my connection invariably dropping when I'm doing great in a GR :lol:But at least I have the excuse of friends around to pop in often, there.

Guess will look at the list of games I own but never play....Star Ruler 2 is up!

Malc please dont play any games with gratuitous violence  that may inevitably  corrupt your mind....nowadays these games are so ....violent :teehee:

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best part of Mechanicus is sound track, I am even listening to it when I drive around in a car xD

 

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Mechanicus is on my GOG wishlist for a very very long time, and seems like you people are doing very good job of persuading me to finally buy it 😄

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12) Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 - 127+ hours

13) Soulcalibur V - PS3 - 73+ hours

14) Gran Turismo 5 - PS3 - 600+ hours

15) Tales of Xillia 2 - PS3 - 302+ hours

16) Mortal Kombat XL - PS4 - 95+ hours

17) Project CARS Game of the Year Edition - PS4 - 120+ hours

18) Dark Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

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2 hours ago, Chilloutman said:

best part of Mechanicus is sound track, I am even listening to it when I drive around in a car xD

 

I like the interactions between the priests, as well.  The Subdomina always mindful of the sociopathic magi she has to serve with was great.

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How did I get dragged into Ark? For the longest time I thought it was just running around shooting other dudes and riding dinos. I guess I just found out you don't have to play it PvP. So now I'm doing singleplayer and cheating my ass off to avoid the grind. Just started taking down the bosses of the first map. It's actually kind of cool having an army of robot T-Rexes that you use to fight a spider queen.

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Picked up Horizon Zero Dawn on Gog. Enjoying it so far, though the transition from the "tutorial" part of the game to the "main" game was slightly jarring.

Hope we get to do some archaeology at least, figuring out what happened to "those that came before" is usually high on my list of things I try to dig into.

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7 hours ago, marelooke said:

Hope we get to do some archaeology at least, figuring out what happened to "those that came before" is usually high on my list of things I try to dig into.

Trying to avoid spoilers, but a huge chunk of the story is all about that.

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So now I'm doing singleplayer and cheating my ass off to avoid the grind. Just started taking down the bosses of the first map. It's actually kind of cool having an army of robot T-Rexes that you use to fight a spider queen.

This is pretty much the type of thing I do constantly these days. 

Doesn't matter how good the game is, if it has a lot of grind I'm going to be looking up cheat engine tables or something. I rarely fire up a game lately anyway - I definitely don't want to play 5-6 hours a day, every day, to get to the "fun stuff/options" anymore. 😛

Borderlands 3 just raised the level cap again (72).  I knew they would, not sure why anyone is surprised. Which is why I didn't bother grinding the last time they did. I bet they'll raise it again in 4-5 months, to 80. I'll wait, so I only have to grind once. Or if I can find one that works, I'll just use a trainer to level up guns.  Edit: sometimes I wish games like this had a toggle option to halt XP entirely, so you could play without leveling up/making your gear obsolete, until you felt like dealing with such.

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I have started another game made in Slovakia - Loria. Looks like we have more of them, than I've imagined 😛

It is Indie old school Real Time Strategy very similar to Warcraft 2. You are fighting in the first campaign as Humans (Order) versus Demons (Chaos). The best thing is, that this game is currently free on GOG. So if you are craving for some oldschool action, with some quality of life improvements to Warcraft 2 and 3, you can get it here :)

https://www.gog.com/game/loria

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3) White Knight Chronicles International Edition - PS3 - 525+ hours

4) Hyperdimension Neptunia - PS3 - 80+ hours

5) Final Fantasy XIII-2 - PS3 - 200+ hours

6) Tales of Xillia - PS3 - 135+ hours

7) Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 - PS3 - 152+ hours

8.) Grand Turismo 6 - PS3 - 81+ hours (including Senna Master DLC)

9) Demon's Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

10) Tales of Graces f - PS3 - 337+ hours

11) Star Ocean: The Last Hope International - PS3 - 750+ hours

12) Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 - 127+ hours

13) Soulcalibur V - PS3 - 73+ hours

14) Gran Turismo 5 - PS3 - 600+ hours

15) Tales of Xillia 2 - PS3 - 302+ hours

16) Mortal Kombat XL - PS4 - 95+ hours

17) Project CARS Game of the Year Edition - PS4 - 120+ hours

18) Dark Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

19) Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory - PS3 - 238+ hours

20) Final Fantasy Type-0 - PS4 - 58+ hours

21) Journey - PS4 - 9+ hours

22) Dark Souls II - PS3 - 210+ hours

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I finished Call of the Sea. Pretty dang good first person puzzle game and quite lovely visually. It took me a little under 12 hours to finish. The game has 2 endings, both bitersweet. You can save right before the choice at the end, so it's quite easy to watch both endings. I definitely recommend it if you are into puzzle games, it's priced well for the amount of content and quality of the game.

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Coworkers wanted to play Predator Hunting Grounds.  This game is an utter waste of time, one out of our party always has people bug out, or have invisible enemies shooting at them - I assume this is due to how the hosting works.  As for the game itself, can't imagine this will hold much of a playerbase for people to get through the progression grinds (nothing like getting clothing colours in the loot boxes). 

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Has there been a good asynchronous multiplayer game? It seems like a great concept that nobody can realize properly. Evolve was a dud, Friday the 13th was all types of borked, and now Predator Hunting Grounds seems to be a dud. Is Dead By Daylight any good?

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Dead by Daylight is very popular, I saw.  So I guess it's not total crap.

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More Loria today. The 4th mission is pretty challenging, you are constantly getting attacked from three sides, and you have to defeat the strongest opponent base. I have found a way how to get first two bases down, but the last one is making my blood boil 😛 I really suck at RTS games now 😄

 

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1) God of War III - PS3 - 24+ hours

2) Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 - 130+ hours

3) White Knight Chronicles International Edition - PS3 - 525+ hours

4) Hyperdimension Neptunia - PS3 - 80+ hours

5) Final Fantasy XIII-2 - PS3 - 200+ hours

6) Tales of Xillia - PS3 - 135+ hours

7) Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 - PS3 - 152+ hours

8.) Grand Turismo 6 - PS3 - 81+ hours (including Senna Master DLC)

9) Demon's Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

10) Tales of Graces f - PS3 - 337+ hours

11) Star Ocean: The Last Hope International - PS3 - 750+ hours

12) Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 - 127+ hours

13) Soulcalibur V - PS3 - 73+ hours

14) Gran Turismo 5 - PS3 - 600+ hours

15) Tales of Xillia 2 - PS3 - 302+ hours

16) Mortal Kombat XL - PS4 - 95+ hours

17) Project CARS Game of the Year Edition - PS4 - 120+ hours

18) Dark Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

19) Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory - PS3 - 238+ hours

20) Final Fantasy Type-0 - PS4 - 58+ hours

21) Journey - PS4 - 9+ hours

22) Dark Souls II - PS3 - 210+ hours

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Just finished Solasta. I expected to be able to rest before the last battle so I got there with just a feel spells. Interestingly, four spiders and an earth elemental kept all the enemies busy so it was pretty easy. Still don't understand

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what that golden Dragon was doing there. The one who promised to help me was red. And what happened when the magister appeared? Did he throw the golden dragon inside the rift?

2 hours ago, Keyrock said:

I finished Call of the Sea. Pretty dang good first person puzzle game and quite lovely visually. It took me a little under 12 hours to finish. The game has 2 endings, both bitersweet. You can save right before the choice at the end, so it's quite easy to watch both endings. I definitely recommend it if you are into puzzle games, it's priced well for the amount of content and quality of the game.

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Besides Sekiro, I also bought Deep Rock Galactic on sale. Mostly I wanted to see if it might be something hubby and I would want to try. I'd say hubby would be "no" and..

I think the gameplay concepts I might be ok with myself, but there's something wrong with the point of view for me. It's set underground, in cavern environments (you're a dwarf, mining and fighting monsters and short-questing or something) and in 1st person. I've spent tons of hours in 7 Days mining/"living" underground, but despite the simple/"cartoonish" visuals of Deep Rock, and putting FoV as wide as possible, it's really claustrophobic and I'm not enjoying moving/looking around within the game at all. My eyes really dislike it, not sure why. I'm torn between refunding it or giving it more of a chance.

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22 hours ago, Keyrock said:

I finished Call of the Sea. Pretty dang good first person puzzle game and quite lovely visually. It took me a little under 12 hours to finish. The game has 2 endings, both bitersweet. You can save right before the choice at the end, so it's quite easy to watch both endings. I definitely recommend it if you are into puzzle games, it's priced well for the amount of content and quality of the game.

Got halfway through that one myself. Was neat, but I had kind of suddenly come to the realization that I just wasn't into the narrative, and for a narrative-driven game (albeit with puzzles and environments better than your typical walking simulator), it just doesn't make sense to keep playing, so I never picked it up again, :(.

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I completed Control yesterday, it was an entertaining experience and  earns a respectful 60/100 on the globally respected " BruceVC gaming rating system " 

I spent about 40 hours to finish the main quest which is a  good amount of time to comment on this type of gaming experience and design

The overall narrative is compelling which is always a very important component, IMO, on the overall view of the game. And it was exciting learning about the The Old House, the Hiss, the Bureau and then how the protagonist, Jessie, and her brother are connected to all these developments and people. 

From a lore perspective you have loads of these partial descriptions of past events hidden in places that you can review later to understand how dark events occurred to create this current nightmare in the Old House 

The combat works and is well designed and implemented . You learn and advance abilities which you adopt in battles which makes skill advancement strategic and rewarding, I never got tired of using Telekinesis to annihilate  enemies :thumbsup: And enjoyment of combat in these types shooters is a hugely important when you tend to face waves of hiss infested enemies

And finally the side-quests are a nice distraction that you can gain some unique rewards like the Shield ability.  Its great knowing something significant awaits you at the end of a mission that is completely optional

So its a good game and worth purchasing for this type of experience 

 

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I have just finished Order Campaign in Loria. The game decided to throw 4 different AI enemies against me in the last mission, and I've spent more than three hours to be able to defeat them after two restarts of the mission. The difficulty of the game is between OK to very hard, and in the last mission, I had to rebuild my army three times, to be able to finally destroy the Chaos main base, and finish the first half of the story. Still having fun although it is getting a little bit tiresome to go through such missions :(

 

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1) God of War III - PS3 - 24+ hours

2) Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 - 130+ hours

3) White Knight Chronicles International Edition - PS3 - 525+ hours

4) Hyperdimension Neptunia - PS3 - 80+ hours

5) Final Fantasy XIII-2 - PS3 - 200+ hours

6) Tales of Xillia - PS3 - 135+ hours

7) Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 - PS3 - 152+ hours

8.) Grand Turismo 6 - PS3 - 81+ hours (including Senna Master DLC)

9) Demon's Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

10) Tales of Graces f - PS3 - 337+ hours

11) Star Ocean: The Last Hope International - PS3 - 750+ hours

12) Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 - 127+ hours

13) Soulcalibur V - PS3 - 73+ hours

14) Gran Turismo 5 - PS3 - 600+ hours

15) Tales of Xillia 2 - PS3 - 302+ hours

16) Mortal Kombat XL - PS4 - 95+ hours

17) Project CARS Game of the Year Edition - PS4 - 120+ hours

18) Dark Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

19) Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory - PS3 - 238+ hours

20) Final Fantasy Type-0 - PS4 - 58+ hours

21) Journey - PS4 - 9+ hours

22) Dark Souls II - PS3 - 210+ hours

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Getting into ME3 Legacy edition.

Being reminded on just how much background feels you can get from those conversations you overhear. While the missions tend to push the war adventure, with occasional moments of emotion, it's the small things you overhear that make you consider the horror of the war. The refugees, the teenage girl waiting for her parents, all those little things that you might not actually pay attention to.

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15 minutes ago, Raithe said:

Getting into ME3 Legacy edition.

Being reminded on just how much background feels you can get from those conversations you overhear. While the missions tend to push the war adventure, with occasional moments of emotion, it's the small things you overhear that make you consider the horror of the war. The refugees, the teenage girl waiting for her parents, all those little things that you might not actually pay attention to.

Great post and reminder of those little nuggets of information and emotion, they can really be examples  of the true, terrible nature of war

Have you decided who you going to Romance? I hope you havent been eying out Mirandas assets ...I will be so disappointed in you :teehee:

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Have you decided who you going to Romance? I hope you havent been eying out Mirandas assets ...I will be so disappointed in you :teehee:

I was keeping it simple and stayed true to Liara through all three games this time around.  😏

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I finished The Island portion of Ark and moved on to Scorched Earth. I pretty much have to start over. None of my Tek transferred. I'm not even sure if my Tek Rex is about, maybe he's at the obelisk. So I've started over for many practical purposes. I'm not opposed to it. That's how survival games go. Got to build up your base again.

 

I used the stopping point to clear up Doom 2016. I still enjoyed it. I enjoyed it lots when I started getting infinite ammo from runes and could just chaingun demons at range all day long.

And then started Doom Eternal. It's... something different. The combat perhaps takes itself way too seriously. Tiny arenas and probably way too many enemies. Low ammo caps, too much obsession over weaknesses and counters. Can't just enjoy my plasma rifle because it has barely any ammo and I'll probably need it if those shielded dudes show up. The power fantasy is lost and it just feels like I'm playing a bunch of noise.

On the plus side, the secret hunting and platforming is actually kind of fun.

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