What games are you playing currently

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Re: What games are you playing currently

Post by Pater Alf » Thu Dec 27, 2012 19:40

Lone Survivor
Absolutely not what I expected it to be. I thought I would get a point-and-click horror adventure, instead it was kind of an interactive novel with some exploration, survival and action elements and a weird trip to the subconscious of a broken mind. Interesting and also a little disturbing with lots of surrealistic sequences. Definitly well designed (I love the grapics, effects and music) and worth a try. Don't think I will play again to get the other endings though.
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Re: What games are you playing currently

Post by Pater Alf » Sat Dec 29, 2012 19:54

Defender's Quest
Tower defense game with a fantasy setting and some RPG elements. Super awesome! I played about 22 hours in the last three days ( :shock: ) and I don't even like tower defense games.
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Re: What games are you playing currently

Post by Scythe » Sat Dec 29, 2012 20:39

I just finished Telltale's Walking Dead complete season. I'm pretty sure this will be Telltale's strongest offer ever, even though it's hardly perfect. Not that much gameplay, and most choices are purely cosmetic (no lasting consequnces). However, they do pretty well at tugging at the heartstrings, even when you can easily predict what will happen.

I am, by the way, strongly opposed to their episodic release schedule, which is why I didn't get this until the entire season was complete (and on sale). It was worth the wait though.

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Re: What games are you playing currently

Post by Pager » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:24

They just released the 5 episodes as one game for xbox 360, although I was waiting for a review from someone I know before buying. Thanks for the input Scythe, and thanks to the extra hours I worked this week I might go pick it up next paycheque. :D
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Re: What games are you playing currently

Post by Pater Alf » Fri Jan 11, 2013 0:32

Cryostasis
I'm not a big friend of FPS games, but this one looked different enough that I thought it might be interesting for me. After some hours I have to say that the story is very well written and some of the flashback scenes are very good (as well as the water and ice effects). But because of the stupid monsters and the repetitive surroundings it still is a little boring. Overall not bad, but I think there was potential for something better.

Biggest surprise is that it runs smoothly with my ATI graphics card. I read some very bad things about that.
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Re: What games are you playing currently

Post by Pager » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:20

Turning Point

Bought this for $4. Worth every cent and not a penny more. I had to dumb down the graphics in order to play it, my onboard apparently just does not have the power to drive the high quality graphics. Ah well...Next time I win the lottery maybe I'll invest in a slick new video card. But graphics really aren't everything, so it doesn't matter to me.

Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Not bad. As far as movie based video games go that is. Very actiony with RPG elements. Not as RPG'y as I'd like (nothing like Third Age), but it still isn't too bad.
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Re: What games are you playing currently

Post by Scythe » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:29

Third Age was hilarious. "You gotta make a movie tie-in, but it can't make any references to the books, only to the movies." "Ok, we'll make the player fight the Eye of Sauron in hand to hand combat."

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Re: What games are you playing currently

Post by Pater Alf » Wed Jan 16, 2013 14:00

VVVVVV
Amazing. So far I died 1257 times in about 4 hours of playtime and I still not feel frustrated, but instead highly entertained.But one thing's for sure: I'm not going to play this in the insane "Don't-Die"-mode.

P.S.: The hardest jump ever:

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Re: What games are you playing currently

Post by Zyx » Wed Jan 16, 2013 14:48

I also died about once every 10 seconds, but it was fun. Frustration can be fun, and that's not just because I've been playing quite a lot of Trials Evolution lately.
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Re: What games are you playing currently

Post by Zyx » Tue Jan 22, 2013 17:24

So I currently have eight copies of Dota 2 and Valve seems to drop new invites regularly. If anyone here doesn't yet have it, I have copies to spare.
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Re: What games are you playing currently

Post by Pater Alf » Tue Feb 05, 2013 23:56

Syndicate
From today's point of view it's hard to understand how this game became such a classic (but you could probably say that about many classics). It's a pathfinding hell and has one of the most stupid AIs I've ever seen in a game. Also one of the early weapons is extremely overpowered, which makes it nearly impossible to fail in the missions once you choose the right strategy. The scenario is great though.
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Re: What games are you playing currently

Post by Scythe » Wed Feb 06, 2013 0:22

I never understood what people saw in Syndicate, not even back then, but I know that I'm in the minority.

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Re: What games are you playing currently

Post by eMTe » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:11

Pater Alf wrote:From today's point of view it's hard to understand
There wasn't "today's point of view" back then, so we all loved Syndicate, no matter why. :wink:
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Re: What games are you playing currently

Post by Pater Alf » Thu Feb 07, 2013 22:57

And as you can see the flaws don't prevent me from playing the game (I'm the dark red one)...
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Re: What games are you playing currently

Post by Pater Alf » Sat Feb 09, 2013 21:59

Mission completed!

And if you think I can't go more retro, wait for the next RPG I'm going to play... :wink:
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Re: What games are you playing currently

Post by Scythe » Sat Feb 09, 2013 23:22

Kudos if you play the first Might and Magic. More kudos if you complete it.

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Re: What games are you playing currently

Post by Pater Alf » Sun Feb 10, 2013 0:48

That's the plan. Looking forward to draw my own maps... :)
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Re: What games are you playing currently

Post by Scythe » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:19

Look forward to look up the spells in the rulebook. :D

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Re: What games are you playing currently

Post by Pater Alf » Sun Feb 10, 2013 14:13

You don't think I can keep the numbers for 94 different spells in my mind??? 8)

But before I start with Might & Magic, I will play one or two adventures. I have the strange idea that I should at least have 10 per cent of games in my backlog that I have really completed. Games that need weeks or months to finish (like Might & Magic will probably do) are really bad for that quota.
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Re: What games are you playing currently

Post by JKSM » Sun Feb 10, 2013 18:18

I am currently starting "Never 7" & "Remember 11" (bought these old games online). Lately, I've been into Visual Novel games as they are more meaningful like watching a movie or TV serial except that they are interactive.
The last one recently completed is "Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward" (spent 80 - 100 hrs playing). It was one of the popular games but the disappointment came after finding out that the story needed to continue into another sequel. The pre-sequel, "Zero Escape: 9 hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors" had a more complete ending. After playing the popular game "Ever 17"previously, I have now decided to try the prequel and sequel of it.

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