What game are you playing?

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

  1. InfinityCollision

    InfinityCollision SS.org Regular

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    All the Smash hype inspired me to pick up the old games again. Decided to check out Project M... pretty cool. Basically a whole new Smash game in its own right. It may have started off as an attempt to make Brawl more Melee-like, but it's gone off in a completely different direction since then.
     
  2. asher

    asher So Did We

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    My roomie just got that, as he and another friend are going to train for a con in August. I dicked around with it some last week.

    I'm definitely better at Brawl. It feels heavier to me. Some of the character changes I get, but some also really don't make sense to me. Kinda neat though.
     
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    InfinityCollision SS.org Regular

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    Brawl is definitely the slowest/most deliberately paced game in the series. Lots of camping and defensive play, not a lot of combos or crazy high-level techs. I'm more used to playing Melee (soooooooo many hours on it back in middle/high school), so PM is semi-familiar to me. It helps that my Melee mains, Marth and Peach, were mostly restored to their Melee specs. I'm basically relearning Wolf and Snake though (Brawl secondaries), and I want to pick up some new characters since it's basically a new experience. I'm playing catch-up too, as I'm super rusty and never really got into the competitive scene either. I think the most advanced techs I did when I was playing Melee regularly were dash dancing and some short hop/fast fall aerials. Relative to what a lot of PM players seem to be doing, I suck :lol:

    A lot of the changes seem to have been implemented around the restoration of Melee mechanics like increased hitstun, different movement/canceling options, overall faster gameplay, things like that. Some are probably just general balancing (MK/IC nerfs, Zelda/Link buffs, etc). Then you have stuff like Lucario's total overhaul where I think they just wanted to differentiate and allow for different playstyles. Dunno, still have a lot to learn. Any characters in particular you checked out?

    Speaking of camping though, dat ranged game :spock: Diddy, Link, Zelda, Snake, Samus, etc are scary. It was kind of weird coming in and discovering that Link and Zelda in particular are pretty strong, as they've consistently been mediocre to terrible in the official games :lol:
     
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    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    My TV's playing up so it's a little bit disorienting to play games to atm... so holding back Lightning Returns, FFX HD and Dark Souls 2 again... :(

    So instead I've gone back to some classics in the following order:

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    ...and hopefully I'll have time for this too.

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    ...or maybe I should just buy a new TV. :lol:
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I've been playing this F2P game called Elsword. It's surprisingly fun and well-made, from what I can tell. It's pretty much an arcade-style game with MMO elements.
     
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    habicore_5150 El Psy Congroove

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    I'm playing through that right now. Only played it a few times a couple of years back, but for the past few days, I've been playing through more of it
    If you want a rough idea as to where I'm at in the game, I'll sum it up to you in three mere words: "Fvck you Gades!" (because my dumb ass really wants the Gades Blade)

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    Also doing a play through of this right now
     
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    Veritech Zero Jeffy Turbo

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    I think I could probably put another solid 1000 hours into Skyrim...
     
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    Preacher Lord of Beer

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    World of Warcraft, working on my umpteenth 90 before the expansion comes out, but I did notice Wolfenstein was in the steam sale with 33% off...
     
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    Choop n______n

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    I'm playing WoW at the moment too! I have a couple that will both be at 90 by tomorrow most likely and another that's close. I doubt i'll level any others, unless I boost something with a WoD preorder. I dunno what I really get out of WoW, but for some reason I find it fun :p.
     
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    Are you doing this one on twitch? I get the emails when you do a stream, but I'm always checking them an hour late. :lol: I'm a fan of the Battle Network games, but oddly enough I never played the first one. Started with 3, and then went 2, 4, and recently 6.

    Any how, I'm playing a .... load of Skyrim since it was on the Steam sale.
     
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    Black43 Hated Ibanezes once

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    I'm giving Forza 5 a solid play, only got an Xbox One a few weeks ago...
    I don't know about you guys but I'm pumped for Horizon 2.
     
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    SamSam GAS problems

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    Dragon Age: Origins, which ....ing rules and Final Fantasy III on android. Which is also great.
     
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    habicore_5150 El Psy Congroove

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    Only doing MMBN as a Let's Play on Youtube. Sry man
     
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    Ralyks The One Who Knocks Contributor

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    Grabbed Kingdom Hearts 1.5 for myself and Catherine for my girlfriend the other night.
     
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    asher So Did We

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    I switch between Marth, Ike, Wolf and Lucas primarily in Brawl. The extra speed, glowy hands and more hangtime on his up-b are nice. Wolf still feels good though I much dislike the slower gun. Marty feels much slower to me and a bit fatter. I fooled around with a lot of people though. And yeah, new Zelda side B is craaaazy :lol:

    I'd probably adjust to the timings and such. You really feel the longer hitstun when playing someone a bunch better than you and that might be doing it.
     
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    SpaceDock Shred till your dead

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    I had played the new Max Payne on 360 when it came out; I just got it on pc, oh my god like a different game. Just looks incredible with everything maxed out.
     
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    InfinityCollision SS.org Regular

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    :agreed:

    I'll likely play it on and off until whenever the next one comes out, if not after. It just lends itself to so many different experiences so easily.

    I loved these games so much. 3 in particular is amazing; I've been thinking about picking it up again and doing a new playthrough from scratch. Haven't touched the Battle Network series after the fourth game; I've heard the fifth and sixth games were better (4 is a low point in the series for sure) but never checked them out.

    Lucas is disgusting :lol: Especially how easily he can recover offstage. I checked out a Lucas vid yesterday, he can definitely tear it up. I could go either way on Wolf's gun; I liked it in Brawl but you can do some interesting things in terms of spacing and approach with Project M's version too. It's less a tool for its own sake and more to set up other things.

    Marth is definitely faster than in Brawl (same dashing speed as Brawl Charizard; some attacks are faster too), weight is the same... I think he falls faster than in Brawl though, so that may have something to do with the heavier feel. Some other properties might have changed too.

    That said, most of the cast got a speed boost (looking purely at dashing for simplicity's sake). Jiggs, Ivysaur, Mario, and Luigi stayed the same; Yoshi, Sheik, Toon Link, G&W, Peach, and Dedede got slowed down by varying degrees. I'm pretty sure Roy and Mewtwo are both faster than their Melee versions. So that's 29 (31) characters that got faster, 4 that stayed the same, and 6 that slowed down. As a result, Marth actually went from 10th fastest in Brawl to part of a four-way tie for 11th in PM. He's technically faster, but it's far less apparent when put in perspective of the cast as a whole.
     
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    asher So Did We

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    Neat to know. Might be I fail at dashing regularly :lol:

    There really is lots of rust to fight against. I'm sure I'd get into it more. I was pretty dismayed by Snake's tranq gun at first and then realized it's probably a lot better for combos.
     
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    Tranquilizer is dirty as fuck when you look at his grabs, forward smash, etc, but especially at the changes to C4. Tranq, plant C4, blow them sky-high later for a kill. Not the only way to stick C4, but it's such a safe option if you can land it.

    And yeah, so much rust... Not to mention built-up expectations of how certain things work. It's taking me some time to adjust.
     
  20. Azyiu

    Azyiu Triad Hitman

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    Once in a while I would go back and play some pretty old games.

    Recently I re-played Dead Space and then Dead Space 2. Good times :yesway:

    Just this past weekend I re-played a little bit of Resident Evil 4, the HD version on the PS3. :cool:
     

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