What game are you playing?

Discussion in 'Computers, Electronics, IT & Gaming' started by mark520, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Mathemagician

    Mathemagician SS.org Regular

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    Personally it just looks like satire of both angles to me. “Doesn’t even one a credit card” doesn’t seem like a real way to live, so it reads tongue-in-cheek to me.
     
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    I liked it. The virgin vs chad comparison is a well-worn meme and that's a good example of it. It's usually a parody of arguments as to why something is awesome and something sucks. There's definitely many levels of irony involved (usually it's pro-whatever the Chad is, but it's always done by the same kind of memesters that hate Chads; the arguments are usually overblown in intentionally ludicrous ways, etc). I've seen plenty of them with political candidates recently.

    And you WERE kind of taking up some of the "pro-corporation" argument in the "sure maybe indie games are sometimes complete crap but if you take a chance on it you know you're throwing money down the toilet!" line you had there. :p
     
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    It's not a pro-corporate line -> most of those indie games I'm talking about "gambling" on are made by small "teams" of one guy who threw it together in an hour. Nothing to do with corporations. I stand by what I said. There's enough information out there that there's no unknown "risk" to buying video games. Buying a game is not a gamble.
     
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    I just finished The Room series from Steam (on windows). Absolutely hooked! I just got a couple of others in the same vein, namely Talos Principle, Please Don't Touch Anything, realMyst (never played the original), Serena and The house Of Davinci.

    If you like a really immersive puzzle game with some spooky undertones, pick up The Room.
     
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    The Last of Us: Remastered.

    Jesus Tapdancing Christ, I forgot how long that game is. I never did a new game plus playthrough on PS3 so I'm doing that now.
     
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    Curious, it felt very short for me as soon as I finished it and had to start the ng+ right away. Anyway, awesome game.
     
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    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    Put Yakuza 3 on hold thanks to Cold Steel 3. Did the same thing 3 years ago incidentally enough.

    Looking up footage of Yakuza 7, the new JRPG style combat looks more akin to Persona 5 (and Cold Steel to some extent) so there's still a bit of fast rhythmic pacing and still as violent as ever.



    And the minigames are still as Japan levels of absurdity.







    Also karaoke is finally back.

     
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    Ralyks The One Who Knocks Contributor

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    Yakuza meets Persona? There is absolutely nothing I dislike in that sentence.

    I've been enjoying Death Stranding but... Jedi: Fallen Order looks dope and got good reviews, and I have a preorder waiting after work...
     
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    In a move that will surprise nobody, I started playing another old game -> We started a run of Mario 3 on the NES. I used to cheat all the time so there's so much of the game I've never actually seen/beaten before. There's a lot of level design stuff late in the game that I wouldn't have appreciated as a kid.
     
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    I finally finished AC:Odyssey, maybe I can clear that 87 gigs of hard drive space now! Good game, but at this point I don't know if it's worth playing everything if you weren't keeping up with the DLC as it came out. I can't even imagine the endurance required to complete the main game and then all the DLC as if it was one thing. It makes AC: Origins GOTY edition look like The Order.

    If anyone gets this at Black Friday or something, I'd highly recommend the main game and the Atlantis DLCs, especially parts 1 and 3, but the first three DLCs are stupid and could be skipped.

    I can't wait for BL3's goddam Halloween event to finally be over. It's unbelievably aggravating still getting attacked by ghosts nonstop when I just want to play the game!!!
     
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    I'm at the part of Disc 2 in FF8 where the Garden become mobile, and as an adult, who now looked into the actual workings of the junction system - it's tedious and boring as fuck for a game/battle mechanic. Like, I understand the logic of X spell at Y value = Z% stat change, but you when there's three levels to elements spells and you can stock up on one spell, from a weak enemy type in one battle and just go ham for a bit? Eh.

    I have Squall with probably double the amount of health as everyone else/base level, and his damage has 99 with a tier 2 spell type and it's fucking shit up. Most of the boss battles come down to a few hits from my regular party, coupled with a boosted GF here and there, and it's over.
     
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    Granted, the game is the perfect length for the story being told. There's a couple parts I'd have trimmed a bit, but it wouldn't be the same experience if you just started hacking parts out. And to be fair, I was also trying to do as many collectibles as possible in a single playthrough before giving up on that.
     
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    So Jedi: Fallen Order is doooope. Feels like a mix of Unchartee, Dark Souls, Force Unleashed, and Metroid. Best Star Wars game in quite some time.
     
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    Considering how good the campaign for Titanfall 2 was, I’m glad it sounds like Respawn is consistently good.
     
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    Jedi Fallen Order aka God of Soulsbornevania.
     
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    The promo stuff all made it look like a boring uncharted clone with jedis, but now I keep hearing people say it’s more Metroid/DS style?? Maybe I SHOULD get this game. EA I guess just thinks that what people want are boring, linear games with tons of cutscenes and tried to cover that up!
     
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    To be fair, it's Respawn.
     
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    The promo stuff I've seen so far makes me think of Jedi Academy, and I mean that in the best way. I haven't played a new-ish game in quite a while, but this has my interest.
     
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    On my second play through of Outer Worlds. Is not long enough is probably my only complaint.
     

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