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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Seven » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:36 pm

Sonic Boom looks turd and that's saying something from me. That being said I'll try it just to give it a chance (maybe I'll end up liking it) but I'm not going to drop lot of money on it.

Anyway enjoying Crackdown loads, just doing achievements (though I might not do collecting stuff because strawberry float searching through map for 800 orbs :lol: ) as well mucking around. Really looking forward to brand new Crackdown. I need a coop buddy though ):

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Squinty » Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:41 am

Sonic Colors and Generations are actually my favourite Sonic games. I don't really like the old ones, despite being a Sega kid when I was growing up.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Dandy Kong » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:48 am

Playing a lot of Theatrhytm Final Fantasy Curtain Call at the moment and, apart from that, I'm in a bit of a 16 bit mood lately playing Super Metroid and Yoshi's Island, neither of which I've ever finished.

Super Metroid is on the Wii U Virtual Console. Having an anlogue stick makes it easier to aim quickly than having just the d-pad and shoulder buttons.

Yoshi's Island is the GBA Super Mario Advance 3 version, so not strictly 16 bit, I guess... On the 3DS VC.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by jawafour » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:44 pm

Playin'_____ Fallout 3 (Xbox 360). Re-started the game and it's a reminder about how great this game is. The scope and sandbox nature are astounding; easily my game of the generation. I'm still playing as a 'good' character, though... 'bad' just doesn't seem comfortable.

Dabblin'___ Steamworld Dig (Wii U). Just started and it reminds me of old sixteen-bit games... in a good way. The 2D graphics are really effective and the gameplay seems to be very slick so far.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by chalkitdown » Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:15 pm

Y'know, after shitting on the first 6 Modern Sonic levels in Generations, I've quite enjoyed the final 3! Rooftop Run and the Wisp place were really good.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Dig Dug » Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:17 pm

[iup=3593138]chalkitdown[/iup] wrote:Y'know, after shitting on the first 6 Modern Sonic levels in Generations, I've quite enjoyed the final 3! Rooftop Run was really good.

Rooftop run was really good in every game it has appeared in. I've seen people get so good at the wii version of that level that they can play it at a TAS level of perfection, literally, as in their WR is half a second behind the TAS WR.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Squinty » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:23 pm

The music in Rooftop run was so good :wub:

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Cal » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:58 pm

F1 2014 (PC).

Loving it. Looks great, runs like a very smooth thing from Smoothville maxed out and somehow feels more refined, more comfortable than previous iterations (and I have '10, '12 and '13). Enjoying going through the whole rigmarole of Practice and Qualifying this time around. Good fun. I finally start my first race in Australia tomorrow and after two qualifying sessions (a third still to go) I'm in Pole (and I'm not even racing with all the assists on!). 8-)

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by chalkitdown » Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:10 am

Heading back to Starhawk after a 2 year absence. 8-) I have forgotten almost everything about it only that I liked the 2 hours of so I spent with it. :slol: Might start it again altogether.

It has the honour of being my very last PS3 game. I have nothing else left that I'm gonna be getting on the console nor are there any old games that interest me that I have yet to pick up. Sad times. :( This console has served me well.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Parksey » Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:31 am

Have you played everything on Plus, Chalky?

I have recently just bought another PS3 and am pledging to not buy a game all year and got though my Plus backlog. It's ridiculously big.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by chalkitdown » Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:46 am

I've downloaded and played everything that has interested me. Some I've stuck with, others have gotten deleted sharpish, but I usually give everything a fair go. I actually still have Ni No Kuni and Crisis 3 on my machine but I have no interest in either of them, particularly the former. No idea why I bought it, I hate Jrpgs :fp:

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Parksey » Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:20 am

I would at least give Ni No Kuni a try. I am presuming you picked it up when it was a few quid in a sale?

It's at the very least, visually quite interesting and the opening parts are probably the strongest. It doesn't have random battles and the battle system/mechanics are a little different from the usual RPGs in the sense that there's a whiff of Pokemon about it.

It's still a JRPG and fairly traditional after the first 5-10 hours, so you may hate it, but I would at least give it a try. Most people fell in love with the game's charming opening (and visuals) and then gradually as they scratched the surface they realised it was quite similar to other Level 5 JRPGs.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Bertie » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:12 am

[iup=3593183]Cal[/iup] wrote:F1 2014 (PC).

Loving it. Looks great, runs like a very smooth thing from Smoothville maxed out and somehow feels more refined, more comfortable than previous iterations (and I have '10, '12 and '13). Enjoying going through the whole rigmarole of Practice and Qualifying this time around. Good fun. I finally start my first race in Australia tomorrow and after two qualifying sessions (a third still to go) I'm in Pole (and I'm not even racing with all the assists on!). 8-)


Awesome game, I really enjoyed it and it must look epic on your PC. I quite liked the challange mode included in this edition.

One thing that did annoy me was tyre degradation, it was huge and after a few laps it was so difficult to control the car, to the point that I really struggled to keep up/stay ahead.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Cal » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:57 am

[iup=3593259]Bertie[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3593183]Cal[/iup] wrote:F1 2014 (PC).

Loving it. Looks great, runs like a very smooth thing from Smoothville maxed out and somehow feels more refined, more comfortable than previous iterations (and I have '10, '12 and '13). Enjoying going through the whole rigmarole of Practice and Qualifying this time around. Good fun. I finally start my first race in Australia tomorrow and after two qualifying sessions (a third still to go) I'm in Pole (and I'm not even racing with all the assists on!). 8-)


Awesome game, I really enjoyed it and it must look epic on your PC. I quite liked the challange mode included in this edition.

One thing that did annoy me was tyre degradation, it was huge and after a few laps it was so difficult to control the car, to the point that I really struggled to keep up/stay ahead.


I noticed tyre degradation particularly in Practice and Qualifying. Also, running out fuel. :fp:

Anyway, after completing Q3 this morning, I ended up with 2nd place on the grid for the Australian GP. The actual race was 15 laps in perfect weather. I maintained 2nd place to Hamilton all the way (just couldn't catch him) until Rosberg, who had been tailing me the entire race, eventually used his DRS to overtake on one of the final straits, pushing me down to 3rd for the finish. Still, no crashes, one pit-in and a podium finish. Not bad, I guess. My Championship is on.

BTW, I like the new pit animations. About time - but I still think they could have gone even further, tbh. And what's up with the rocket-propelled garage exits into the pit lane..? :lol:

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Lotus » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:06 pm

Metroid Prime

It's growing on me. The scanning getting's less annoying, although I still wish you could scan/shoot without having to constantly change visors or whatever. The controls are a bit crap as well, having been used to dual analogue control, but you kind of adjust to the crap factor. I like the exploration side of it, but I can see it getting pretty confusing in terms of backtracking and working out where to go...

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Ironhide » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:52 pm

[iup=3593419]Lotus[/iup] wrote:Metroid Prime

It's growing on me. The scanning getting's less annoying, although I still wish you could scan/shoot without having to constantly change visors or whatever. The controls are a bit crap as well, having been used to dual analogue control, but you kind of adjust to the crap factor. I like the exploration side of it, but I can see it getting pretty confusing in terms of backtracking and working out where to go...


The controls are fine, the target-lock feature makes up for the lack of a second analogue stick, in fact certain enemies/bosses would be much harder to fight with standard FPS controls.

I was just beginning to have difficulty using a controller when it came out and I was able to play it purely due to the simpler control scheme.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by IAmTheSaladMan » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:18 am

Tomb Raider Definitive Edition on PS4. About a quarter of the way through this and really enjoying it.

I find it amusing that things have come full circle in a sense since some might argue Uncharted started out as a Tomb Raider knock off now the latest Tomb Raider is an Uncharted knock off :D

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Parksey » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:32 am

I posted this in the Black Flag thread about my replay of Assassin's Creed II.

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[iup=3593249]Parksey[/iup] wrote:I am just about to replay AC2. I wonder if it still holds up today or whether I have franchise burnout, which has started to set it at times.


As someone who played AC2 through a few times, years back, I'd be really interested to see your thoughts on it now (I'd like to, but just don't have the time to tepjY it). As I said earlier AC4 is probably the best game technically, but that's because of the iterations to date and hardware advances.


I played the first sequence in ACII yesterday.

First things first, it's really evident how far the game engine has come on. It definitely looks five years old and a step back from ACIII and IV.

It isn't a bad looking game by any means, but the character models look a bit rough, buildings look less detailed from a distance/up high and its vistas are just a little less awe-inspiring. Climbing around Florence to get a good view is still quite atmospheric though.

I do like the opening though. As mentioned above, I didn't mind AC3's slow-burning intro (calling it slow is perhaps putting it mildly), but AC2 sets the scene much quicker and, arguably, more effectively. Ezio has already put Connor to shame.

Maybe it is because this is the first time I have played an Assassin's Creed game on the PS3 controller, but the controls definitely seem worse. Fights were very confusing, as is the whole "this button moves you head/legs/sword arm" marionette system they jettisoned not long after. Combat is still a bit shonky in AC in general, but 2 is definitely closer to the system used in the original to what we have now. And combat was by very good in the original at all.

Free running is a lot more painless and simple now I feel. Again, it could just be the controller and me getting used to it, but I wasn't as smooth or as graceful scaling buildings, and it was a bit more plodding going vertical.

Still, I am only one sequence in and still getting used to it. The good points are that if I remember rightly, the game pretty much kicks on now (I have my assassin's robes already), whereas the later games sort of collapse under all the stuff they still need to introduce.

I might play Brotherhood and AC3 after this.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by KingK » Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:24 am

I'm playing DriveClub online...........no wait, I'm offline...........er I'm online again.........nope I'm offline.
Move along. Nothing to see here

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Seven » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:58 am

Been playing Borderlands Pre Sequel quite a lot. I think I'll boot up Borderlands 2 when I've finished my first playthrough as I've not even done any of DLC packs in BL2 (and I got them all :shifty: ). But yeah, enjoying it loads so far :)

I should start Lego Marvel on 360 soon too.

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