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November 18th, 2019, 01:09
Originally Posted by Hurls View Post
Still Outer Worlds and having a ball! It is the first game I role played(in sections) a ’bad’ character.
Outer Worlds is the first game I ever went out of my way to lie for the sheer fun of it. I often took that choice even when I had other options. Something about the game encouraged it in me.
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November 18th, 2019, 01:17
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I'm shocked how well this has aged, especially gameplay-wise. It's superb. And it was very much ahead of its time. You can clearly see loads of elements that have made it into current day Dark Souls. Especially the brutal combat, and the maps which sometimes wind back on themselves.

Too bad you can only get this version on GOG. It's a real gem that should be in Steam also, to get further recognition. I'm curious why the publisher isn't doing anything. Codemasters are still alive right? Doing racing games I believe? Sad that these sorts of games tend to be forgotten.
Indeed ahead of its time and you can see the source material for Dark Souls.

I think that the original spanish developer formed MercurySteam, who developed Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 1 and 2. I highly recommend Lords of Shadow 2 for the brilliant story, characters, voice overs, level design and competent game and combat mechanics (not played the first Lords of Shadow).
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November 18th, 2019, 01:51
Originally Posted by wolfgrimdark View Post
Outer Worlds is the first game I ever went out of my way to lie for the sheer fun of it. I often took that choice even when I had other options. Something about the game encouraged it in me.
Strange, without reading here I was also set on lying and bluffing my way through the game. I guess the corporate setting doesn't make you feel as guilty. In fact I consider myself the good guy here

Though I'm considering putting it on hold. It feels a bit too choppy (inconsistent fps) on my system because of UWP with steam streaming. Maybe I will buy it on epic at a later date.
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November 18th, 2019, 02:09
Actually it has been removed from gog….

https://www.gog.com/forum/blade_of_d…_catalog/page1

Originally Posted by danutz_plusplus View Post


For some reason I felt nostalgic for this game from the past, which I never actually managed to finish. So I'm going to give it another go. Severance: Blade of Darkness.

I'm shocked how well this has aged, especially gameplay-wise. It's superb. And it was very much ahead of its time. You can clearly see loads of elements that have made it into current day Dark Souls. Especially the brutal combat, and the maps which sometimes wind back on themselves.

Too bad you can only get this version on GOG. It's a real gem that should be in Steam also, to get further recognition. I'm curious why the publisher isn't doing anything. Codemasters are still alive right? Doing racing games I believe? Sad that these sorts of games tend to be forgotten.
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November 18th, 2019, 08:21
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Actually it has been removed from gog….

https://www.gog.com/forum/blade_of_d…_catalog/page1
Man, that sucks. I guess I was lucky enough to get it while it was still sold. Really sucks when this happens. I guess it's one of the few scenarios where piracy is a solution. If the developers and publishers can't/won't take care of the product, the community will.
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November 18th, 2019, 17:28
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Actually it has been removed from gog….

https://www.gog.com/forum/blade_of_d…_catalog/page1
Yeah, I remember this - and heading to my library to make sure it was still there! Love that game, been a couple of years since I played.
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November 19th, 2019, 22:00
Still on Blade of Darkness. Just cleared out The Gorge of Orlok, and onto The Fortress of Nemrut. Having loads of fun, but I've kind of managed to abuse the combat system by spamming attacks in most situations. I find I'm frequently just losing patience needing to use all the combos at my disposal. Though I did see some fancy sword work on youtube from some advanced players that had me a bit envious. But I don't think I'll ever have the patience for that level of skill.
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November 19th, 2019, 23:25
Originally Posted by kazga View Post
Playing Lost Lands: The Golden Curse. Another moody day and can only play puzzle games.
I dunno if you post or read much or if you just dropped in to blatantly advertise these games, but I bought the first two in the series as one was on a deep sale:

Lost Lands: Dark Overlord
Lost Lands: The Four Horsemen

And played through them both, unchecking all the boxes except the tutorial. They have a very addictive quality which I liked and they're not very long so they were both completed quite quickly, 8 hours for the first game and 13 hours for the second (including bonus game and extras) according to Steam over about a week.

While I enjoyed them both, by the end of the second one my interest in the format had waned quite considerably from the high point mid-way into the first one to the point where I don't think I'll buy any more from the series.

I really liked the variety of the first one, with various types of hidden object puzzles combined with various types of classic puzzles and lots of inventory items to collect and find an interactable for, but the first game was slightly too easy.

The second one steps up the difficulty slightly and requires a bit more thought, initially at least, but also does away with a lot of the Hidden Object variety and only really repeats the same puzzles from the first game. So I'm now not interested in repeating the same puzzles for any more instalments.

I enjoyed the fantastic fantasy they created and enjoyed the plots and story-arc cut-scenes along the way but was fairly meh about the lore collections in the second game. The Wizard looked too much like Gandalf and the Dwarf looked too much like Gimli from the films though which I found off-putting and cheapened it somewhat.

In the second game one of the dwarves has an utterly hilarious accent which could well be the worst voice acting I have ever heard in a computer game LOL:

Go to exactly 9 minutes and 30 seconds and crank you're volume up as high as you can and wait a few seconds:

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Regular timestamped (watch wouldn't accept the timestamped version) link: https://youtu.be/RJLMKkTKwfU?t=570



All in all a very positive experience, though not quite what I look for in a good Adventure Game/Hidden Object Game hybrid.
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November 20th, 2019, 00:03
It's pretty bad. But I have seen worse.

Play planet Alcatraz, or watch this one:

Check these timespans:
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November 20th, 2019, 00:23
those are laughably amateurish
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November 22nd, 2019, 16:06
I'm playing the Alpha 18 (A18) build of 7 days to die (a zombie apocalypse game). I only play single-player so that's how I'll describe my play. I'll also pretend that this is brand new instead of dozens of builds.

7 days starts with you waking up in your underwear with a couple bottles of water and some food. A helpful letter will point you to some friends if you can survive. You'll start the game by creating the most basic items for survival (a bedroll, an axe made of rocks and weeds, some clothes made of those same weeds, a little campfire and enough blocks to make a crude shelter. Doing this 8 items will earn you some skill points.

Skill points can be spent on skills and/or attributes. Unlike previous versions of the game, you will need to make rpg-like decisions on how to kit out your character. There are dozens of choices to make from lockpicking, to better harvesting of plants, to getting a better deal from the scattered trader forts. You will also need to think about putting some points into strength so you can better carry your hard-earned loot or perception so you can score a critical head shot, etc.

Traitor Joel's has had an upgrade too. Now the traders will send you on random quests to find buried treasures or to find a missing courier's stash or perhaps to clear a certain area of zombies so that other scavengers can loot it. Of course, clearing said areas gives you dibs. Doing these quests will raise the amount of loot they're willing to part with and your discount for purchasing said items.

There are several modes of transportation now. You still have the mini-bike, but you can craft a plain bicycle or even more robust options as your skills progress.

The weakest aspect of the game is still the zombies. They're ugly (graphic-wise) and unrealistic in how they attack and act in general. I find myself turning them off most sessions and only turn them on to practice my new skills every so often. You need them though otherwise survival is a given.
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November 30th, 2019, 06:15
Been rummaging around with character creation in Pathfinder: Kingmaker for the past week. Finally playing (for the first time).

So much BG Nostalgia! Enjoying it greatly, not the least because of the Turn-Based mod that really adds to the PnP feel of the entire game. Looking forward to progressing with the story… and hoping the bugs have been fixed in the latter half of the game.
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November 30th, 2019, 07:41
Just got greedfall for my b-day, so ill be starting it tomorrow.
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November 30th, 2019, 14:08
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Just got greedfall for my b-day, so ill be starting it tomorrow.
Happy birthday then!
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November 30th, 2019, 14:31
Started Victor Vran, I always wanted to try this out, so I was happy to find it cheaply at Black Friday.

Fun fact : The same person who speaks the Clones in the Star Wars Clone wars series - German language - also speaks Victor Vran in the German-language version of the game.
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November 30th, 2019, 16:06
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Kind of an odd one this one. It's partially quite well made for an indie. But unfortunately with terrible and very lazy writing. The RPG mechanics is a mixed bag, for the most part great, but it also doesn't always make a lot of sense. I made a character with 5 Strength, the game thinks he's a bit too weak to use a small pistol efficiently, but at the same time swinging a large spiked club is totally fine, no penalty. Really fucking dumb.

The world is of course more similar to STALKER than FO, which i find is pretty cool, it's one of the more interesting game worlds for this type of scenario imo. It even has STALKERs as a faction (how… imaginative!) I don't mind this lazy crap writing too much though, it's still decent fun. With a real writer (preferably not a young person like here, i can guarantee, without looking, that he's in his early 20's, perhaps even younger) it could have become an indie classic.
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November 30th, 2019, 16:20
But isn't the english version the same as witcher 3 english
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fun game one of the better arpg.

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Started Victor Vran, I always wanted to try this out, so I was happy to find it cheaply at Black Friday.

Fun fact : The same person who speaks the Clones in the Star Wars Clone wars series - German language - also speaks Victor Vran in the German-language version of the game.
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November 30th, 2019, 22:08
Legends of Heroes Trails in the Sky Second Chapter. And I have to say, @joxer was spot-on. It basically retreads the first game almost identically only without any kind of similar plot engagement. Where the first game was great but occasionally bordered on just ok, this one is just ok occasionally bordering on tedious.

It's ok enough to complete I think, I'm on chapter 5 now and at that point where I might as well finish it unless it becomes permanently tedious, which it shouldn't do. It's certainly a come-down, but I guess there's people out there who might have played it without coming from the first game and as such have no sense of repetition clouding their run.
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November 30th, 2019, 23:54
Interesting. I never got that sense of repetition from TitS SC. Yes, it reuses the same game world, and a lot of the bracer activity is the same, but I felt like the plot was moving forward in a way it didn't in FC. I definitely preferred SC to FC, personally. Then again, I think I've turned into a Falcom fanboi, so my judgement may be suspect.
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December 1st, 2019, 01:47
I just couldn't finish it. Stopped probably after half done, can't know but it was a decent number of hours. It felt like a low effort expansion where only the text was new and everything else the same.
So I watched the anime instead, which, apart from the music, wasn't good enough to recommend to anyone who didn't play tits games. But I do recommend it to all who did!

Intro instead of the trailer:
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