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May 18th, 2020, 16:01
Been itching to play Freelancer again and I found it on myabandonware.
While I was there, I found Por2( don't judge me) and surprise, surprise, I have that also running now.
It's a return to gaming glory days. Nostalgia.
I guess dungeon Lord's is next
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May 18th, 2020, 16:37
So, I tried to play Neo Scavenger again. It is probably a great game, but I just can't get past the text description of things rather than the things themselves. This game has great ideas, but absolutely horrible execution. Too bad. I can't seem to play it for more than 30 minutes w/o getting bored of the UI/graphics.

The guy is making another game and even though it will be cool too, it has the same UI/graphical shortcomings of this one.

So, what I'm really replaying is Force of Nature. This is a survival game where you wake up on a beach and then start building shelters, craft tables, farming stuff, etc. It is a slower-paced survival game and is easier than most. Combat can be tough, but it is mostly optional and running away is a valid strategy.

Eventually, you'll need to find a magical device that will allow you to portal to safety, iirc. I really like this game for times when I'm just tired of endless combat and want something else to wile away the time.
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May 18th, 2020, 17:06
I have been playing victoria 2, just finished a playthrough as Russia and had a blast colonizing most of the middle east and most of Africa…can anyone say oil money $$$!

I recently started a game of Kenshi on the recommendation of a friend. I like it so far and i'm not letting myself read any guides so I"m enjoying slowing building a foothold in the world while simultaneously learning the game mechanics.
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May 18th, 2020, 18:00
Originally Posted by redman5427 View Post
Been itching to play Freelancer again and I found it on myabandonware.
While I was there, I found Por2( don't judge me) and surprise, surprise, I have that also running now.
It's a return to gaming glory days. Nostalgia.
I guess dungeon Lord's is next
I am having a blast from this web site and similar (good) abandonware ones. I am enjoying Space Hulk (original), Circuit's edge, Dungeon Master (1 & 2), Dune II, AVP2, and there are also the Silent Hill games! Brilliant stuff.
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May 18th, 2020, 18:54
Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
So, I tried to play Neo Scavenger again. It is probably a great game
It is not. It's close to being trash.
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May 22nd, 2020, 00:40
Ok, started playing Observation, since it just released on Steam/GOG, and it actually has a pretty unique premise. You play the role of a space station computer system and you work to help one of the astronauts on board to find out what happened with the rest of the crew and the station itself. Pretty unique, I must say. But gameplay has been pretty minimal. But I'm not really complaining. It's unique enough to be engaging.
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May 25th, 2020, 21:35
Started to play the full version of Assassin's Creed - Odyssey with all DLC.

Followed by small doses of Rage 2.
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May 26th, 2020, 02:16
Replaying Mass Effect: Andromeda and enjoying - hadn't played it since 2017. I just finished replaying Tyranny twice through as well and had fun with that again.
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May 26th, 2020, 02:40
Originally Posted by wolfgrimdark View Post
Replaying Mass Effect: Andromeda and enjoying - hadn't played it since 2017. I just finished replaying Tyranny twice through as well and had fun with that again.
Yep I quite enjoyed my replay as well a year later.

Enjoyed playing Tyranny as well might replay it again.

Just wish both games had more DLC or expansions.
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May 26th, 2020, 06:24
Having now clawed my way through Trails from Zero, Trails to Azure and Trails of Cold Steel 3, I'm actually not playing anything. I need to decide whether to pull something off my backlog, pick up something new or just take a break for a little while and maybe get some reading done instead.
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May 26th, 2020, 10:32
Originally Posted by wolfgrimdark View Post
Replaying Mass Effect: Andromeda and enjoying - hadn't played it since 2017. I just finished replaying Tyranny twice through as well and had fun with that again.
I enjoyed Tyranny a lot - a very interesting world to explore and decent characters. I've done two playthroughs (one with each of the main factions) and I'm definitely going back for a third at some point. I hope we see more of this IP.
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May 26th, 2020, 12:44
Started playing "Broken Lines", a tactics RPG, with turnbased planning and realtime execution. Basically the game is paused every 8 seconds, which is a pretty easy and cool system.

Overall it leaves a very good first impression. Apparently it's also very short though, like 10-15 hours or so.

Their approach to difficulty is a bit wonky though.
As usual I play on hard. But what you are not properly told is that:
1. Restarting missions costs composure (which is known) but you have no idea about the impact. If you restart the missions too often, you might already have dug your grave. E.g. if you restarted the fist mission 10 times, you can continue playing, but it's probably impossible at that point to beat the game anymore on hard difficulty.
2. When a soldier loses all HP, he goes down and gets a wound. If he goes down again, he dies. On Hard difficulty wounds don't go away anymore

Ah, and of course you cannot manually save. So it's either living with wounds/dead soldiers (of which you have 8) or it's losing composure. Or…well…both if you suck.

Not entirely sure yet, but might be one of the hardest RPG/tactics games on "hard" difficulty I played so far.
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May 26th, 2020, 14:02
Looks right up my (jagged) alley.

Thank you for sharing.
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May 26th, 2020, 19:02
I'm playing Wayward. This is a survival/rpg hybrid. Looks a bit like Eschalon, Exiled Kingdoms, Antharion and that ilk.
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May 26th, 2020, 19:10
Originally Posted by Pongo View Post
I hope we see more of this IP.
Me to but Paradox owns the IP and Obsidian has joined Microsoft now.

It didn't sell as well as Paradox wanted either according to interviews.
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May 26th, 2020, 19:30
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
Me to but Paradox owns the IP and Obsidian has joined Microsoft now.

It didn't sell as well as Paradox wanted either according to interviews.
Ah right. Not likely then.
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May 26th, 2020, 19:47
I'm currently playing the Tyrants of the Moonsea mod for Neverwinter Nights EE. I'm only about an hour in - just explored the opening town, killed some demons, fighting some underground undead. Seems like a solid mod so far, I'm enjoying it. I'm playing with a two-handed sword weapon master that I'm carrying over from Darkness over Daggerford.
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May 28th, 2020, 00:36
Aye I was sad that Tyranny didn't do as well as hoped @Couchpotato and @Pongo as I really enjoyed it.

I was hoping their would be an expansion where you could A) Become the new Overlord or B) Take down the Overlord.
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May 28th, 2020, 01:27
Originally Posted by wolfgrimdark View Post
Aye I was sad that Tyranny didn't do as well as hoped @Couchpotato and @Pongo as I really enjoyed it.

I was hoping their would be an expansion where you could A) Become the new Overlord or B) Take down the Overlord.
That probably was the plan to make a sequel but something happened behind the scenes between both studios. Avelloneshed some light on that, but it was on the Codex.
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May 28th, 2020, 04:15
I liked Tyranny for ~6-8 hours as the fairly interesting setting was being introduced, but it was steadily diminishing returns for me after that. The quests were repetitive, the exposition was rampant, and it turned out that the world building was over and I was just going to hear the same stuff repeated for the rest of the game. Some of the worst dialogue ever to grace an Obsidian game, too.
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