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June 19th, 2019, 12:27
I gave They are Billions a try and uninstalled it after a few hours.

It's the zombie apocalypse RTS game from the makers of Lords of Xulima. I thought it looked cool, but I didn't find it enjoyable at all. It's hardcore to say the least, but not in a good way imo. I failed the first mission 3 times, and I used to be pretty good at RTS games.

There are multiple ways to fail the missions, and they all have a time limit. Add the fact that there's no save-load system during missions and it's just a recipe for frustration more than anything. I might try it again in the future but only if they make some serious changes to the game balance.

Going to try A Plague Tale: Innocence next.
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June 19th, 2019, 12:55
Was this total war warhammer 1 or 2 ? ALso which dlc do you have/use ?

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I have played through two games and started a new one.

I played through Battle Brothers for one full length campaign (2 end game crises finished) on Beginner Ironman. That was a lot of fun. I do think the new DLC is the best of all of them.

I played through a full campaign of Total War 3K too. It's probably one of the better TW games for a long time.

I just started playing Vampyr. It looks like it will be a very fun game and I am tempted to go full pacifist, but not sure I'll manage…
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June 19th, 2019, 14:07
Said before, I'm currently playing South Park: The Fractured Butthole.
The game isn't new and to my surprise I've found two bugs not addressed:
- impossible to talk to a certain bartender (minor, instead of him other nearby NPCs talk)
- boss battle freezes and is impossible to unstuck (critical, gamestopper caused by an unknown cause)

I mean c'mon Ubi.
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For the first bug, no dice, it's just irritating when in a South Park game one is not able to read most probably some cheeky oneliner.
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June 19th, 2019, 20:25
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Was this total war warhammer 1 or 2 ? ALso which dlc do you have/use ?
Neither. It's the latest iteration called TW Three Kingdoms based om somewhat fictionalised Chinese history.
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June 19th, 2019, 22:05
Ack I'm behind the times….

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Neither. It's the latest iteration called TW Three Kingdoms based om somewhat fictionalised Chinese history.
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June 19th, 2019, 23:58
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
I gave They are Billions a try and uninstalled it after a few hours.

It's the zombie apocalypse RTS game from the makers of Lords of Xulima. I thought it looked cool, but I didn't find it enjoyable at all. It's hardcore to say the least, but not in a good way imo. I failed the first mission 3 times, and I used to be pretty good at RTS games.

There are multiple ways to fail the missions, and they all have a time limit. Add the fact that there's no save-load system during missions and it's just a recipe for frustration more than anything. I might try it again in the future but only if they make some serious changes to the game balance.
That's a real shame, I was looking forward to this releasing with a campaign mode. While I liked the idea of the game I never bought Early Access as I only tend to play these kind of games for the campaigns. So hearing that the campaign is the part that sucks the most is a massive deflation for my personal hype. I think I'll wait and see if anything changes in reaction, but most likely forget about it until some random news post in the future.
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June 20th, 2019, 11:13
Started playing A Plague Tale: Innocence. I'm currently on chapter 4, and so far it's "ok".

The story seems interesting enough, but it's been a long time since I played a game that was this much on rails.

Also casually playing Final Fantasy VII in my spare time.
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June 20th, 2019, 12:28
Srarted Playing Vampyr since it was on sale on GOG. Quite enjoying it, although I find the combat interface a little awkard. There seems to be no directional dodge, and I'm pretty sure I'd miss a lot if not for auto-locking. I like the atmosphere and story though.
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June 20th, 2019, 15:34
After my disappointment with Neverwinter Nights: enhanced edition, I started playing Grimshade yesterday afternoon. I've only got about two hours in so far, and enjoying what I've seen.
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June 22nd, 2019, 21:23
Guess my luck ran out with Grimshade, while doing a quest I hit a bug that, when I look through a telescope to progress, the game crashes. Has anyone else played this game and gotten through this particular quest? What I'm wondering is, can I simply come back to this quest later in the game? I have another quest I could work on, but reading the description for that one makes it sound like I might be leaving the city, which might prevent me from finishing the one that bugged out on me.
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June 22nd, 2019, 22:05
I played through it, but unfortunately I don't remember any telescope.
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June 23rd, 2019, 07:43
I've been playing the Ultimate Doom collection which includes all 3 original Doom campaigns and an extra one if I understood correctly.

And, they're absolutely fantastic. The gameplay is very solid still, but I've had to run it via GZDoom so they don't look as old-school as they did. If I don't run it via GZDoom the game just freezes.

I've not managed to finish Doom back in the day, and I hope to finish it this time. The only thing is the game really gets tiring in very long sprints. So I usually have to back off after 1-2 hours of playing. But I've felt that same thing with Doom 2016, which was absolutely great, but too long stretches really tire me. I wonder if I'm just getting older .

Anyways, I hope to then jump onto Doom 2. And then Doom 3 and its expansions. And then replay Doom 2016, just in time for Doom Eternal.
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June 23rd, 2019, 12:13
I'm playing Beneath the Stolen Lands (Kingmaker DLC #3) and enjoying it immensely - I thought this will be my least favourite DLC, turned out my favourite Having fun trying out different builds against random enemies and mini bosses - wonder how tough the final baddie will be!!

Also playing Deadfire - it's much longer than I expected, working my way through side quests. I can't say I'm really enjoying it though (not that I hate it or anything, liking it better than D:OS2) - I'm getting tired of constant ship battles (I get on board the other ship straight away but there are always so many trash mobs) which is sapping fun away from exploring. When you are low level, there are so many areas marked 2-3 skulls so you have to come back later which means more ship battles!! The companions are ok so far, I actually like the "side kicks" quite a bit too. I can already go face the final baddie but there are still tons of side quests left - I'm worried I will be too overlevelled for the final boss fight by the time I get there.
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June 23rd, 2019, 15:18
I found myself firing up Final Fantasy Four yesterday, just because I think there were a few optional places that I didn't completely explore during my last run-through, which was about three years ago. Man, this is certainly one of the better FF games, even the music is worth having on, and that's not something I tolerate from most games!!!
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June 23rd, 2019, 15:55
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I'm playing Beneath the Stolen Lands (Kingmaker DLC #3) and enjoying it immensely - I thought this will be my least favourite DLC, turned out my favourite Having fun trying out different builds against random enemies and mini bosses - wonder how tough the final baddie will be!!

Also playing Deadfire - it's much longer than I expected, working my way through side quests. I can't say I'm really enjoying it though (not that I hate it or anything, liking it better than D:OS2) - I'm getting tired of constant ship battles (I get on board the other ship straight away but there are always so many trash mobs) which is sapping fun away from exploring. When you are low level, there are so many areas marked 2-3 skulls so you have to come back later which means more ship battles!! The companions are ok so far, I actually like the "side kicks" quite a bit too. I can already go face the final baddie but there are still tons of side quests left - I'm worried I will be too overlevelled for the final boss fight by the time I get there.
Yeah the ship battles in Deadfire are a bit tedious, even if you board straight away. It might be better (or at least quicker) in RTwP mode, but in TB mode those battles can be long and and start to feel like the same battle over and over and over again. I enjoyed Deadfire, moreso than PoE, but it had its problems for sure.

Good to hear Beneath the Stolen Lands is a blast! I'm thinking I'll start off with a run at that to get a feel for character builds, so I can make a better decision about which class to play the main campaign with. Although it's a moot point at the minute - I'm in the middle of moving house and I don't have WiFi to download it. So currently I'm playing…. Baldurs Gate, again. This time with an elven fighter/mage. Good times.
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June 25th, 2019, 16:09
The Grimshade issue still isn't resolved for me, the developers suggested I download some video codec thing, which didn't fix the issue. The past few days though, it seems there are complaints from people just beginning the game also having video/Unity errors, so it appears it's not just me. I'm hoping they get a fix enabled within the next day or so, at least Final Fantasy four is keeping me amused for the time being.
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June 28th, 2019, 15:18
Still no fix for Grimshade, and after doing the optional content I'd left unfinished in Final Fantasy Four, I decided to do the final battle and then start a new plus game. I rarely if ever do the new plus modes, but I so enjoy the battle system in this game that it's keeping me amused. Not sure if I'll fully complete the run, but for now it's still highly entertaining! I'll keep checking on the Grimshade forums to see if a fix/resolution is in sight, I'd really like to complete that game.
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June 28th, 2019, 20:26
Been playing through Doom 2, and I think I've been overdoing it with Doom. It's starting to get tiresome. I think I need a change of scenery. I'm 7 levels from finishing it, and it's either getting a lot more difficult or I'm losing patience and am starting to rush through it. I think I need to put it down for a bit, and then get back to it.

But, besides overdoing it, it's been great fun. The only issue I have is some of the levels have too many hidden mechanisms and keys. I'm really starting to hate finding keys.
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June 28th, 2019, 22:10
I played enough DOTA Underlords to learn "auto chess" is a very random and boring game genre.
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July 1st, 2019, 08:21
I'm currently playing Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate again.
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