http://gamingtrend.com
February 14, 2016, 02:46:16 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Weekend playlist - 11/13, Friday the 13th edition  (Read 437 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Gratch
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 13286


GO UTES!!


View Profile
« on: November 14, 2015, 12:33:06 AM »

Grabbed Guitar Hero Live as an impulse purchase this afternoon (blame Little B 6.6), so I'll be spending some quality time with plastic instruments for the first time in years.  The whole "Live" career mode that sees you playing a concert from a first person perspective feels extremely gimmicky and I see it wearing thin quickly.  Especially since the soundtrack is a massive flaming pile of shite.  One of the early setlists consists of Rhianna, Eminem, and fucking Skrillex.   saywhat  Another is Good Charlotte, Avril Lavigne, and Blink 182.  Barf.  Can't see myself spending much (if any) time working through that mess.

Thankfully the "TV" mode looks like it may have some promise.  A whole host of streaming tracks from different genres, with some pretty good stuff available.  And they changed the gameplay just enough that it feels fresh again.  I was an Expert guitarist on previous GH/RB games, but this was has knocked me clear back down to Standard.  I imagine it won't take too long to get the hang of it, but it's kinda fun learning again.

Other than GH, I may get in some Dragon Age Inquisition.  I started Zodiac: Oracanon Odyssey (iOS) but I think I'll hold off until they work through some of the bugs.  It looks to have lots of promise, but it's a bit of a mess right now
Logged

"Sans, stop plaguing my life with incidental music!" - The Great Papyrus, Undertale
Soulchilde
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 5681


You and I have unfinished business


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2015, 12:39:07 AM »

Fallout 4 is going to be the mainstay for awhile
Logged

Quote from: Devil on January 12, 2007, 01:14:38 AM

NiM$
hitbyambulance
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1062


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2015, 11:44:17 AM »

Spelunky Spelunky Spelunky Spelunky

i made it to the City of Gold for the first time this week. took several hundred attempts over the span of a few years.

Quote
To access the City of Gold, the player must play through the whole game from the beginning, collecting all of the special ancient Egyptian artifacts from each area:

    The Udjat Eye from the Mines.
    The Ankh from the Black Market in the Jungle.
    The Hedjet from the Ice Caves.
    The Scepter from the Temple.

    To acquire the Udjat Eye, you must find the Key to unlock the Big Chest.
    To acquire the Ankh, you must use the Udjat Eye to locate the entrance to the Black Market, use a bomb, Fire Frog or a mattock to reveal it and purchase the item within for $50,000.
    To acquire the Hedjet, you must locate the Moai and kill yourself anywhere on the level to resurrect inside it, where you will find the item.
    To acquire the Scepter, you must find and kill Anubis in the temple 4-1.

When you possess both the Hedjet and the Scepter, you must then locate the Golden Door somewhere in the Temple 4-2 to gain entry. The Scepter must be relinquished to open the door, leaving you with only the Udjat Eye and the now-useless Hedjet.
Logged
YellowKing
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Online Online

Posts: 3472



View Profile
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2015, 12:53:53 PM »

I finally finished Mad Max after 4000 hours. Ok not really, but it felt that way.

So now it's on to Arkham Knight. I've got to get through some backlog before I can even think about Fallout 4. Going to just mainline it - it's clear that there are too many quality open world games coming out for me to be able to do all the optional stuff in all of them.

Will also dabble in Guitar Hero to eke out some value from it. I think that was a mistake. Like Gratch I really dislike the soundtrack, and it's quickly becoming apparent I don't have the reflexes I had back when the first game came out. Six year olds are evil!
Logged
Gratch
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 13286


GO UTES!!


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2015, 02:43:18 PM »

Quote from: YellowKing on November 14, 2015, 12:53:53 PM

Will also dabble in Guitar Hero to eke out some value from it. I think that was a mistake. Like Gratch I really dislike the soundtrack, and it's quickly becoming apparent I don't have the reflexes I had back when the first game came out. Six year olds are evil!

After spending all of last night with it, I'm absolutely regretting this impulse purchase.  Between the "live" songs and the streaming stuff, there's maybe a dozen songs that I enjoy.  Even the songs in my favorite genre (metal) are mostly awful.  I found myself already bored with it by the end of last night.  Oh well...I've spent $100 on worse things in my life.  Hopefully Little B can get some fun out of it.

In previous Gh/RB games, I had fun playing songs, even if they weren't in my genre of choice.  Typically because they were either super catchy, or just flat out fun to play.  The soundtrack for Guitar Hero Live has neither.  Not only are most of them like ice picks in the ears, but they really aren't that much fun to play either.

It's a shame, but my own fault...I should have done more research.  At least I know for sure now that the plastic instrument phase has passed me by entirely.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2015, 03:13:15 PM by Gratch » Logged

"Sans, stop plaguing my life with incidental music!" - The Great Papyrus, Undertale
Azhag
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1902


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2015, 03:02:16 PM »

Some Blood Bowl 2... going to try out Rocket League... maybe some Persona 4: Dancing All Night or start Life is Strange.
Logged
EngineNo9
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 12184


I said good day, sir!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2015, 03:39:06 PM »

Going to keep plucking along in Fallout 4.

I've also been playing Dirty Bomb a bit after their event a couple weeks ago.
Logged

Demons run when a good man goes to war.
YellowKing
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Online Online

Posts: 3472



View Profile
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2015, 12:47:07 PM »

Just a quick note that I made some fantastic progress in Arkham Knight. My mom kept the kids overnight Friday and most of the day Saturday while we did yard work and cleaned out the garage. My wife does better when I'm not in the way, so she told me to "go play your game and let me do this." So yes, ladies and gentlemen, I sat on my butt and played Arkham Knight for several hours while she cleaned. thumbsup
Logged
EngineNo9
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 12184


I said good day, sir!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2015, 04:20:43 PM »

Quote from: YellowKing on November 15, 2015, 12:47:07 PM

Just a quick note that I made some fantastic progress in Arkham Knight. My mom kept the kids overnight Friday and most of the day Saturday while we did yard work and cleaned out the garage. My wife does better when I'm not in the way, so she told me to "go play your game and let me do this." So yes, ladies and gentlemen, I sat on my butt and played Arkham Knight for several hours while she cleaned. thumbsup

Haha, nice!  That sounds like a successful weekend!   icon_biggrin
Logged

Demons run when a good man goes to war.
Crawley
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1872


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2015, 05:24:31 PM »

Was planning to play Fallout 4 for the weekend but ended up grabbing an indie game called The Fall of the Dungeon Guardians. Which is a terrible wordy name.

Dungeon Guardians looks a lot like the Legend of Grimrock games. Same 4-party, tile movement, real-time dungeon crawl. But Dungeon Guardians has a few neat twists to it. The combat is real-time but you can pause the game and queue up spells. So you might queue up your mage to cast an area effect blast, then a DOT, followed by a direct damage spell. Meanwhile your healer knows both your tank and mage are going to take damage so queues up casting a heal over time spell on the tank and a direct heal on the mage. So most of the combat is issuing a few orders and pausing the game to issue up new orders when things change. You still have the movement based combat where if an enemy does an attack you can back up a few spaces so it misses you. But most of the game is toe-to-toe with pausing and queuing up orders. Which is actually kinda fun.

There's quite a few classes in the game although to survive you have to start with the classic tank (for agro), healer, melee damage dealer, and mage damage dealer. The neat thing is you can change classes on the fly. So if you your healer was a druid at any time you can switch to a Necromancer and start that at your current level.

It also does some other neat things like boss and mini-boss fights on every level. On each level of the dungeon you need to find a map before you can see where you've been - and if you find the second map on each level it will show the entire dungeon level, which is great for identifying any secrets you've missed. If a character falls in battle they're not dead just knocked out so you can run away from a battle, recoup, and head back in. There's no food/water management to worry about. There's no torches/light spells to worry about either. Each class has spell tree to go down and you can cross over in to other classes.

Finishing up level 6 right now and apparently there are 20 total levels.
Logged
Isgrimnur
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 9188



View Profile
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2015, 06:20:13 PM »

Boardgame event yesterday.  Played Ninjato, Letters from Whitechapel, and Endeavor.

Been toying with Borderlands 2 and Breach and Clear.
Logged

Hadron Smasher on 360; IsgrimnurTTU on PS3
Gratch
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 13286


GO UTES!!


View Profile
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2015, 11:11:39 PM »

In going through my game library, I realized that Star Wars:  The Old Republic is the only Bioware game I've never finished (no, that Sonic game doesn't count slywink).  While I don't think I'll ever finish all 8 class storylines, I do want to at least finish one of them.  I've gotten to the midpoint on a few occasions, only to get bogged down in grindy sidequest hell.  Now that they've streamlined the main story to the point where you don't really need to bother with sidequests at all, I've decided to go back and try to finish one.  Did a 30-day sub, and spent most of Saturday and Sunday working through the Sith Marauder quest.  I find that I really enjoy the game when I don't feel like I'm constantly in "kill X womprats" mode. 

Played a few more Guitar Hero Live sets, and it only reinforced the feeling that I flushed $100 down the toilet on Friday.  Thankfully, Little B thinks it's a blast, which makes it not entirely a waste.
Logged

"Sans, stop plaguing my life with incidental music!" - The Great Papyrus, Undertale
YellowKing
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Online Online

Posts: 3472



View Profile
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2015, 01:25:03 AM »

Quote from: Gratch
Played a few more Guitar Hero Live sets, and it only reinforced the feeling that I flushed $100 down the toilet on Friday.  Thankfully, Little B thinks it's a blast, which makes it not entirely a waste.

My little one has yet to pick it up since the first night.  icon_frown

I was going to just sell it or trade it in, then found out my wife threw the box away. I guess there's a chance I could still get some money back for it by going through craigslist or something. I may try to do that before the Black Friday deals on it start hitting.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.163 seconds with 49 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.056s, 2q)