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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Yoshimi » Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:14 pm

Picked up Borderlands 2 in the Steam sale, and every much enjoying it.

I started as Zero, but was struggling to get past Captain Flynt. I watched a guide which recommended playing as Axton, so I've re-rolled and started again. Almost at Flynt again before switching off last night. I can tell it would be great fun to play in co-op, but I've no mates. :cry:

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Pacman » Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:03 am

Just took the Belfry Gargoyles to SCHOOL :datass:

Lost Sinner was actually a lot easier than I expected, especially being able to lock on (a friend told me about lighting the torches).

#DS2 :datass:

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Cal » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:25 am

Yay. Sniper Elite III (PS4) arrived this morning! www.simplygames.com great at getting titles to me one day ahead of official release. Can't wait to get stuck in to this tonight.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by MagicMarker » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:47 am

Metroid Zero Mission - looks amazing, plays amazing. I can't think of anything negative to say really. Sublime.

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by Irene Demova » Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:00 pm

Skyrim - Dragonborn

Bethesda hurt themselves with this by making comparisons to Bloodmoon and Shivering Isles easy and then creating a gameworld where there's about 10 citizens who aren't mindless zombies.

"Hey guys you liked MORROWIND right? Well we've set this on the island from one of Morrowind's expansions."
Interesting, but what's the gameplay like; have you made some new dungeons?
"What about the dungeons you say? Oh we went with more Draugar because everyone loved that part of Skyrim! Also we covered the entire island in ash."
yay

On the positive side the bad guy turning up to steal a blood dragon's soul after you fight it was an amazing dickmove.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by jawafour » Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:13 pm

Transformers Rise of the Dark Spark. I'm going in on the Wii U. Cover me.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Cal » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:49 pm

Sniper Elite III (PS4 version)

I've played about three hours of it so far.

The Good:
Looks great on PS4. Crisp textures, detailed game world, nice light/shadow/particle fx and no discernable frame rate issues. Hi-res rocks never get old.
Sneaking about is absolutely an option here - and it works!
Planning is everything: scope out your encounters before going in and it's perfectly possible to string together multiple stealth melee kills before resorting even to your silenced pistol for the first time.
Tagging enemies with your binoculars is essential. There'll always be one you've missed.
The first proper level (second mission - first is a training mission) is HUGE. If you go slow, thorough and careful it will take you ages to get through.

The Bad:
No swastikas. :x What in the name of Holy F*ck..? In a game which glories in visceral, close-up, slo-mo gun violence, in which the camera lovingly lingers around disintegrating skulls, eviscerated torsos and genital destruction somehow swastikas were deemed a step too far? :fp: I wanted to fight Nazis. :( Not sure who these 'x symbol' people are...

It's a fun game - better than SE:II and more enjoyable as stealth-em-up than it has any right to be. Looks great on PS4 - probably going to look even better on PC.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Seven » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:13 am

Thought "strawberry float it", re-installed Hotline Miami and I'm glad I did. Enjoying it more than before; on chapter 8 at the moment.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by White Rabbit » Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:30 pm

At 60+ hours having finished the main game and all side missions plus 80% of everything else I decided I was finally done with AC Black flag.

This week Murdered soul suspect arrived from boomerang and I'd completed it by the next day. I was completely engrossed until the very end and was impressed by some of its fresh ideas but ultimately disappointed it was so short and unchallenging in terms of gameplay. I still remain quite fond of it and I'm happy I got to experience playing as a ghost with practically the entire gaming field being open to exploration (even if relatively small). Walking through walls just didnt get old. Yet I wished it had been a £12 psn game so the criticism levelled at it wasn't as significant. In such a case I could have scored it 8 but as it stands its no more than 5 or 6. I honestly think this year ive had the best enjoyment from low scoring games. :lol:

Currently waiting for wolfenstein or sniper 3 to arrive from boomerang. Just downloaded Transistor, valiant hearts and entwined on psn to play in the meantime.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by IAmTheSaladMan » Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:55 am

Still Wind Waker HD mostly. I'm about to find the sages so I can do the temples.

I'm also playing through Super Mario World again. Currently up to world 4 with all exits thus far including Star World.

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by lex-man » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:19 am

I played a bit of Game Dev Tycoon last night it seems really unbalanced. The publisher system seems broken as it limits you to bad game mixes and I had much better luck self publishing. Also I find it hard to tell what each of my staff people are doing.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Dig Dug » Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:45 pm

lex-man » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:19 am wrote:I played a bit of Game Dev Tycoon last night it seems really unbalanced. The publisher system seems broken as it limits you to bad game mixes and I had much better luck self publishing. Also I find it hard to tell what each of my staff people are doing.

The game is really linear, once you get the option to choose the size of the project you become limited to AAA games because anything smaller than AAA will not be able to go high than a 7 which I really hate because I want to be able to make small game projects that get good scores. It's a fun game but it is incredibly flawed.

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by Alpha eX » Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:39 pm

Wolfenstien and loving it, it's the sort-of sequel to Rage that I always wanted. Great story and a lot of fun to play.

I've set it to Uber and feel like a total bad ass when I get through a tough section.

Worth noting it looks and runs great on Xbox One, didn't know the console/game would boot to the pause screen if I turn the console off during play.

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by lex-man » Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:50 pm

Dig Dug » Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:45 pm wrote:
lex-man » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:19 am wrote:I played a bit of Game Dev Tycoon last night it seems really unbalanced. The publisher system seems broken as it limits you to bad game mixes and I had much better luck self publishing. Also I find it hard to tell what each of my staff people are doing.

The game is really linear, once you get the option to choose the size of the project you become limited to AAA games because anything smaller than AAA will not be able to go high than a 7 which I really hate because I want to be able to make small game projects that get good scores. It's a fun game but it is incredibly flawed.


It's pretty addictive but yeah it feels really limited as a game. I can kind of tell that there isn't that much to do already even though I only have four employees in the first office. I would like the game to allow more research options so I could see what other companies are doing and do more market testing stuff.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by PsychicSykes » Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:12 pm

ZombiU

This is rubbish. Don't know if I can be arsed to carry on.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by As Fat as Santa » Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:33 pm

Why are you not enjoying ZombiU? It's great.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by 1>3>4>2 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:36 pm

PsychicSykes » Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:12 pm wrote:ZombiU

This is rubbish. Don't know if I can be arsed to carry on.


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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by PsychicSykes » Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:52 pm

I really wanted to like it. But there's so many annoying little flaws that add up to make the whole experience an exercise in irritation.

For example, the cricket bat has to be one of the most unsatisfying melee weapons I've ever had the misfortune of using, with the same animation over and over not helping. The fact it seems to take four-six hits to down a zombie doesn't help its cause. Any encounter with more than one zombie is just death which is fine, apart from the fact you can't really run away since the buggers are tenacious in their pursuit and you only end up running into more anyway.

There's some neat touches with usage of the gamepad but overall I just don't rate what I've played so far. I'm not sure it would've got such a kind reception if it hadn't been a launch title.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Alpha eX » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:33 pm

I kind of agree, it's a great little game but it does have a lot of flaws and irritations you have to look past. The worst offender is the stupid system where your guns are scattered when you die, only there's a bug in it so some of them don't even appear for you to collect, only on the map.

The cricket bat gets annoying fast, it's slow and takes ages to take anything down with it.

Best played with the lights off, head phones in.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Dig Dug » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:36 am

Little Kings Story. I want to love this game like other people have but the boss battles range from okay to strawberry floating strawberry float you strawberry float you strawberry float you terrible.


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