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« on: August 26, 2016, 11:01:09 AM »

Mostly WoW as the Invasion XP is just to good at moment.  I've leveled 4 alts to 100 just on Invasion XP.  Might sneak in some Overwatch but might love affair with that game is almost at a end
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2016, 11:36:22 AM »

If I have the time I want to play Deus Ex on the XB1.  Had the game since Wednesday, just no time frown
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2016, 01:50:58 PM »

No current games are really grabbing me.  Picked up Hyperdimension Neptunia VII last weekend and while it's got lots of charm, the gameplay feels quite shallow.  I gave I Am Setsuna another look, and it just falls completely flat for me (it's sooooooo boring).  The particular brand of puzzle solving in Inside completely baffles me.  7th Dragon III Code VFD has turned into a complete grindfest.  I tried rolling up a Dark Knight tank in FFXIV and just don't really care for it much.

So I'm thinking about going old school this weekend, with something like either Dark Cloud 2 or Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition.  Or I may forego gaming entirely and just read a book.  I found my copy of Tad Williams "War of the Flowers" while I was cleaning my office yesterday, and got about 100 pages in last night.  Such a fantastic story.

EDIT:  Picked up Baldur's Gate EE, as it's the only Infinity Engine game I never finished.  For some reason, it just looks like crap on my system.  Very low-res, sprites look terrible, etc.  Looks like it's running at 1024 X 768 or something like that.  I've spent the last two hours googling potential solutions, and have come up completely empty.  Grrr....   icon_evil
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2016, 12:14:03 AM »

Mostly the Nioh beta.
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2016, 05:28:56 PM »

After yet another hour of fighting with BGEE trying to get it to work, I just gave up.  It'll be the first game I ask for a Steam refund for.

On a whim, I poked around online to see where I could find Jade Empire.  I got all excited to play it after the iPad announcement, and now that EA is in the middle of that mess, I'm not holding my breath that it'll ever see the light of day.  I also had an urge to revisit Mass Effect 3, as I never did try any of the Xpacs or see the new ending.  Found both available on Origin for $15 each, or as part of their monthly pass subscription for $5.  Figured I'd give the subscription pass a try, as there were a few other free games I had some interest in as well (SimCity, Need for Speed, etc.).  If nothing else grabs me, I'll just spent a month or two with JE and ME, and still save some $$ in the process.

Now we'll see if the Origin service is an epic fail, like it's been every other time I've tried to use it...
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2016, 08:19:43 PM »

Overwatch on the PC. 
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2016, 04:10:57 PM »

Two games Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom and WOW: Legion.

I'll just talk a bit about AoT since its pretty interesting. AoT is based on the manga + anime series where humans are living behind a walled city. Outside the city there are giants (titans) wandering around. The titans have broken through one of the walls and you're part of a squad that's trying to re-take the town.

The game is a 3rd person action game with some light RPG elements to it. You have these grappling hooks that you can use to quickly move through the town (think of how the Spider-Man games did web slinging). To stop a titan you need to cut the nape of the neck. This requires grappling on to the titan and maneuvering in the right position. There's a bunch of different types of titans so your plan of attack might need to change a bit. For the larger titans you might have to cut off a limb or two to slow them down. Smaller ones you can only go for the nape of the neck but they're damn quick. There's abnormal titans that do crazy stuff like leaping in the air or just changing direction in which they're running. There's also these other titans that have a lot of 'armor' that you won't be able to kill in one shot.

During each mission there will be a main goal plus side missions that pop up. Doing the side missions might earn you an additional squad mate that will help you out during that mission or some extra items. But if you don't do the side missions it may mean that person or item will die or go away. So missions can get super hectic as you try and juggle going between main/side missions.

The minor RPG elements are that you level up and get new abilities. You also get money and materials on each mission which you can spend on buying or upgrading new equipment.

I'm playing this on the PC and I've read people have had various technical issues. There are some odd things I've run in to with the game. Like when you start the game a propt comes up suggesting you run the game in Windows 7 compatibility mode. I've read for some people they need to do this to get a smooth framerate. I choose NO for that and the game runs at 60 FPS for me with everything turned on. I do have an issue with the Xbox One wireless controller - the button mappings are completely wrong for that. Others have reported this as well. So I just plugged in my Xbox 360 wired controller and everything is mapped fine with that controller. Others have reported crashing but it's been stable for me - but did crash the one time when I pulled out my USB Headphones.

So the game is a bit unstable but playable for me.

Its worth checking out some Twitch streams if you have any curiosity about the game. It's a pretty crazy concept for a game and the titans look goofy but look pretty scary when they have a hold of you and are trying to put you in their mouth. Missions can get VERY intense as you try and take down and dodge titans as well as try and complete some of the side missions. This may be a one trick pony for what you do in the game but its a fun trick.
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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2016, 05:07:19 PM »

Attack on Titan is definitely on my "someday after a price drop" list.
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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2016, 09:43:43 PM »

Alright, got the Mark of Conqueror and Mark of the Strong in the Nioh beta. Very much looking forward to the full release, this is like a mashup of Demon's Souls and Ninja Gaiden. There's a lot of depth to the combat here too once you start unlocking weapon skills.
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2016, 12:00:36 AM »

I've been all over the place this weekend after requesting a refund for BG:EE.  Put about 3 hours into Mass Effect 3, and am finding it to not be nearly as compelling the second time through when you know everything that's going to happen.  Tried Mini Metro, and I don't think I get it.   icon_confused  I gave the most recent (fistbump) Need for Speed a shot (fistbump).  The live action cutscenes (fistbump) where everyone talks like overexaggerated surfer stereotypes (fistbump) and give each other fistbumps every 30 seconds (fistbump) are laughably awful, and the actual openworld'ish driving (fistbump) was decidedly mediocre (fistbump, brah).  I gave HOMM7 another look to see if the patches had helped it any.  The answer is "not really", in case you're wondering, but I did play a whole 30 minutes without a CTD, so...progress?  I was suckered by nostalgia and broke my cardinal rule against buying any early access games.  Grabbed what seemed to be a fairly well-received Road Rash clone called Road Redemption.  It further reinforced the fact that I should never, ever, ever, try early access games.  It was a buggy, nearly unplayable mess (AA can attest...he was checking out my stream while I played).  Last but not least, I'm going to give Black Desert Online a third (fourth?) look tonight, and check out the new Ninja class.  I'm going to take a different tack towards it this time around and just mess around and play for fun, without getting bogged down in all the crazy minutiae the game throws at you.  I still think there's a fun game in there somewhere, and maybe if I don't feel like I'm getting pulled in 17 different directions at once, I can give it a more dedicated effort.

Still debating starting Jade Empire, but I think I'm going to hold out another week and see if we hear anything about the iOS release.
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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2016, 02:06:44 AM »

Fired up Biohock with the intent of actually finishing it.  At some point, it lost my save game, so I'm starting from scratch.  I seem to be doing a bit better.
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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2016, 02:10:53 AM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 29, 2016, 02:06:44 AM

Fired up Biohock with the intent of actually finishing it.  At some point, it lost my save game, so I'm starting from scratch.  I seem to be doing a bit better.

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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2016, 02:28:24 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2016, 04:39:23 AM »

Finally picked up Uncharted 2 again after a month or two off and managed to finish it tonight. While it has its moments and is definitely better than part 1, I'm going to express what may be an unpopular opinion and say I'm just not feeling it with this series. I'm going to play through Uncharted 3 and then may or may not pick up part 4.
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« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2016, 12:10:46 PM »

Quote from: whiteboyskim on August 29, 2016, 04:39:23 AM

Finally picked up Uncharted 2 again after a month or two off and managed to finish it tonight. While it has its moments and is definitely better than part 1, I'm going to express what may be an unpopular opinion and say I'm just not feeling it with this series. I'm going to play through Uncharted 3 and then may or may not pick up part 4.

I'm with you there.  I finished 1 and 2, got bored midway through 3, and haven't tried 4.  Maybe someday if/when it's bargain bin.
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« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2016, 12:44:23 PM »

Quote from: whiteboyskim on August 29, 2016, 04:39:23 AM

Finally picked up Uncharted 2 again after a month or two off and managed to finish it tonight. While it has its moments and is definitely better than part 1, I'm going to express what may be an unpopular opinion and say I'm just not feeling it with this series. I'm going to play through Uncharted 3 and then may or may not pick up part 4.

I realize you probably have the collection, but 3 is not the one to play over 4.
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