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Forum: Off-Topic January 18th, 2021, 14:13
Replies: 23
Views: 526
Posted By duerer
Warning: unpopular answer will follow: Cloud…

Warning: unpopular answer will follow:
Cloud stream gaming. Fyi, the actual physical platform you play your favorite games matters matters less and less by each passing year.
YES, cloud stream…
Forum: JRPG January 18th, 2021, 12:46
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By duerer
Yup, there are a few smaller JRPGs out there --…

Yup, there are a few smaller JRPGs out there -- mostly older ones, so if you or your friend are not that tolerant to retro gaming (old gfx, clunky gameplay), your last resort is the indie scene….
Forum: Off-Topic January 13th, 2021, 18:01
Replies: 2,767
Views: 357,968
Posted By duerer
. . . and now for something completely different….

. . . and now for something completely different.
By recommendation, I downloaded a wonderful CYOA book, with a wonderfully silly title:
Choices That Matter: And The Sun Went Out by Tin Man Games…
Forum: Off-Topic January 6th, 2021, 19:41
Replies: 13,326
Views: 1,295,967
Posted By duerer
Since you know what to expect, YES, I strongly…

Since you know what to expect, YES, I strongly recommend it. The original had potential, but was very clunky (translation, etc). This one is much more polished, it even has a difficulty setting! :)…
Forum: Off-Topic January 6th, 2021, 11:33
Replies: 13,326
Views: 1,295,967
Posted By duerer
To celebrate the upcoming 2021, I replayed…

To celebrate the upcoming 2021, I replayed Pathologic 2 (PS4, also on PC)

For the uninitiated: this is a totally depressing artsy-fartsy mood piece game. Technically, it is an adventure game cum…
Forum: The Witcher 3 January 6th, 2021, 10:57
Replies: 57
Views: 1,670
Posted By duerer
Beginner tips? Hmm, how about these three: …

Beginner tips?
Hmm, how about these three:

1. Character build: do NOT go for pure mage. The game is balanced towards a generalist build, leaning somewhat to the sword wielder warrior.

2. Flow:…
Forum: Off-Topic December 27th, 2020, 14:09
Replies: 13,326
Views: 1,295,967
Posted By duerer
Me too, Fenyx Rising on Switch (also on…

Me too, Fenyx Rising on Switch (also on everything)
Despite my initial Ubi-diss, it is a surprisingly good game. Never takes itself too seriously, has just the right amount of combat, exploration…
Forum: Off-Topic December 27th, 2020, 13:54
Replies: 5
Views: 872
Posted By duerer
Now this is an interesting topic. When I was a…

Now this is an interesting topic.
When I was a kid I used to play lots of AD&D with my fellow acne ridden geek friends of course.
Nowadays, being older, wiser, richer, grumpier, I really like small…
Forum: News Comments December 11th, 2020, 19:25
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By duerer
Partly agree, however. . . side quests are just…

Partly agree, however. . . side quests are just as dull as ever (about 20 hrs in the game). There are a few clever side stories, yes, but the actual loop still remains this:

1. Wander around…
Forum: News Comments December 10th, 2020, 18:56
Replies: 81
Views: 3,465
Posted By duerer
I'll stick to my unspoken CDPR policy: will wait…

I'll stick to my unspoken CDPR policy: will wait for the GOTY / Director's Cut / Enhanced edition.

After casually reading some reviews and user comments, I think I made a wise move. ;)
Forum: Off-Topic December 9th, 2020, 14:12
Replies: 13,326
Views: 1,295,967
Posted By duerer
( late to the party V234587623495 edition ) …

( late to the party V234587623495 edition )
Keeping up with my AAA/Indie/Oldie schedule, I've started playing
Witcher Tales: Thronebreaker (Switch, also on every system, your laundromat included)
Forum: News Comments December 8th, 2020, 12:58
Replies: 44
Views: 1,067
Posted By duerer
Make Mass Effect better? Oh, there are so many…

Make Mass Effect better? Oh, there are so many things . . .

Warning, unpopular opinions will follow:
To me, the ideal ME would be small and episodic - just like a long season of Star Trek….
Forum: Off-Topic December 7th, 2020, 10:58
Replies: 13,326
Views: 1,295,967
Posted By duerer
Tried out Morbid (Switch, also on PC). For…

Tried out Morbid (Switch, also on PC).

For the uninitiated: this is a 2d Soulsborne game, with a cool 90's pixel art aesthetics, some serious Lovecraftian horror vibes, gallons of pixelated…
Forum: News Comments December 4th, 2020, 12:04
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By duerer
FYI, Jake reviews this game and considering how…

FYI, Jake reviews this game and considering how nitpicky he is, the review is quite positive:
https://killapenguin.com/gamereviews/morbid-the-seven-acolytes-review/

Bought on Switch just now,…
Forum: Off-Topic November 23rd, 2020, 10:37
Replies: 13,326
Views: 1,295,967
Posted By duerer
I've found a very pleasing gaming loop: play AAA…

I've found a very pleasing gaming loop: play AAA for the spectacle, play indies for some breath of fresh air, and replay a few selected golden oldies for reminiscing.

Now it is time for some indie…
Forum: Off-Topic November 18th, 2020, 19:33
Replies: 13,326
Views: 1,295,967
Posted By duerer
On mature content in a Ubi game: Hmm, I haven't…

On mature content in a Ubi game:
Hmm, I haven't seen any serious mature content in Ubi's games except these two:
Far Cry 2: You have to be grey during a meaningless war.
Watchdogs: Technology is…
Forum: Off-Topic November 18th, 2020, 11:01
Replies: 13,326
Views: 1,295,967
Posted By duerer
My Ubi overload continues: Assassin's Creed:…

My Ubi overload continues: Assassin's Creed: Valhalla (PS4)
No long rant, just two sentences:
The prologue is utter crap, but stay vigilant - this game really gets better by the hours.
Valhalla…
Forum: News Comments November 11th, 2020, 13:00
Replies: 32
Views: 1,495
Posted By duerer
Good news! Despite my rant, the game is being…

Good news! Despite my rant, the game is being shipped to me (physical only, full of tasty coronavirus germs, but hey, live dangerously or die trying), and I'll definitely try it out in the weekend.
Forum: News Comments November 10th, 2020, 22:04
Replies: 32
Views: 1,495
Posted By duerer
I wonder if the feature creep syndrome that…

I wonder if the feature creep syndrome that plagues every AC game recently is doctored all right -- or they added even more unnecessary sh*t to do unnecessary "things'n'stuff"?

AC Unity,…
Forum: News Comments November 10th, 2020, 16:18
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By duerer
This is a possibility. Strange as it may…

This is a possibility.
Strange as it may sound, the PS4 was not a huge deal in Japan as the previous PS systems, and the PS5 is being attacked as well (both from the devs and the gamers).

So…
Forum: News Comments November 10th, 2020, 10:02
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By duerer
Fyi, there are plenty of excellent opportunities…

Fyi, there are plenty of excellent opportunities for Microsoft to shop a great Japanese studio.

SEGA: they have serious financial issues now, and it would be a great buyout just to get rid of its…
Forum: Off-Topic November 5th, 2020, 18:22
Replies: 13,326
Views: 1,295,967
Posted By duerer
Now then. To wash away the sour taste of…

Now then. To wash away the sour taste of Watchdogs: Legion' slick AAA boredom, I'm replaying an old indie favorite:

Serpent in the Staglands (PC)
Wow. All I can say, wow.
By Grabthar's hammer:…
Forum: Off-Topic November 4th, 2020, 02:10
Replies: 13,326
Views: 1,295,967
Posted By duerer
On performance: I'm playing on PS4, so we have a…

On performance: I'm playing on PS4, so we have a mostly 30fps performance, with big screen tears when driving. The game looks good, but IMHO the visuals are boring as hell -- if you've played Spider…
Forum: Off-Topic November 3rd, 2020, 17:05
Replies: 2,767
Views: 357,968
Posted By duerer
The benefits of tidying up my enormous book…

The benefits of tidying up my enormous book cabinets is to get hold of some forgotten gems in my library. In this case: Dante's Equation by Jane Jensen

For the uninitiated: Jane Jensen is a…
Forum: Off-Topic November 2nd, 2020, 19:23
Replies: 13,326
Views: 1,295,967
Posted By duerer
Made a mistake and started playing Watchdogs:…

Made a mistake and started playing Watchdogs: Legion (PS4)

As usual in this series, a potentially good game ruined by a totally awful storytelling.
WD1 had a good story badly told. WD2 had a…
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