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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Seven » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:24 am

Skyrim (PC).

Or rather 'mod it all time and actually play it for hour before I exit and adjust the mods' :shifty:

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by bear » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:54 pm

Spelunky (Vita)


I did two hell runs yesterday. I have to start playing something else.

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by Alpha eX » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:40 pm

Just finished (and started over again) Wolfenstien, such a great game that came out of no where to become my Game of the Year. Glad I avoided spoilers because some of the places you end up are fantastic.

Uber mode was a solid challenge with some moments that I felt were impossible.

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by lex-man » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:51 am

Played ftl last night it's great fun but super frustrating. It's so easy to run into one situation where you die super easy and you need to do a ton of micromanaging. The main announce is that you can't save at all which makes the game 100 times harder.

Also played a bit of deponia which made me chuckle.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Seven Posers Posing » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:52 am

[uimgp=3491749]Cal[/uimgp] wrote: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.


Cheers for that Cal. I think I'll still wait, but will definitely get this when the price comes down a smidge.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by White Rabbit » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:34 pm

Little disappointed sniper elite 3 is on its way and not wolfenstein but on the plus side it has been an absolute delight playing a chapter of Valiant hearts each day. So much so it's now my favourite game this year by quite a distance.

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:18 pm

After finishing Wind Waker HD but still wanting more Zelda I decided it's high time I got Twilight Princess finished. I picked it up in CeX yesterday and I'm currently up to Lakebed Temple, just got the Clawshot.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Cal » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:42 am

Interesting thing about Sniper Elite III on PS4. It actually has an 'enable v-sync' toggle in the option menu. Works a treat, too. What was smooth before is now even smoother on my Sony Bravia HDTV. Well done, developers. I wish more devs would include this option in PS4 games. I'm not fussed if it means a locked down, silky 30fps rather than an inconsistent 30-60fps.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Wedgie » Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:59 pm

The only explanation of the non-show Nazi symbols is probably they want the game to be released in Germany? Isn't that how the latest Wolfenstein got away with it?

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Cal » Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:15 pm

Wedgie wrote:The only explanation of the non-show Nazi symbols is probably they want the game to be released in Germany? Isn't that how the latest Wolfenstein got away with it?


You're probably right. Still, it's a shame. I don't suppose 505 Games/Rebellion were all that fussed about authenticity over concerns about offending someone by using actual Nazi iconography, but I look for authenticity in WWII games. Sadly, Company of Heroes 2 (a game which actually does trumpet its 'authenticity' as a WWII military sim) also - bafflingly - shies away from using accurate Nazi iconography. I'll repeat: I understand the cultural, historical sensitivities, but I still object to this kind of censoring of historical artifacts. The swastika wasn't a Nazi invention, true, and I'm well aware it was pressganged into the service of a reprehensible organisation of brutal state terror, but for me this is no reason to now erase it from the record, as if it never existed. It was real, it was feared and surely - even in videogames - there is a duty upon us all never to allow it to become forgotten, to allow it to become effectively invisible?

The ridiculousness of Sniper Elite III is seeing in-game, say, the Nazi eagle crest stamped on crates or trucks, accurate but for the missing swastika in what is now an conspicuously empty circle... it's just ludicrous. It's also jarring. And it irritates me, as someone who has read a great deal of the history of the Third Reich (and still does).

In our fear of offending anyone, we are reducing history to a meaningless footnote. I could be fighting anyone in SEIII, because they sure ain't bona fide Nazis. :|

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Johnny Ryall » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:08 pm

Playing Super Metroid properly for the first time. Best game ever.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Squinty » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:39 am

Battleblock Theater. I'm on the 8th world. I'm really digging this. The later level designs are quite clever. Platforming mechanics are pretty tight. Surprising stuff, I heard no hype for this game back on release. It really fell under my radar, platforming games are my favourite genre, I can't believe I missed this.

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by Trelliz » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:55 am

[iup=3498059]SquintyMcSquint[/iup] wrote:Battleblock Theater. I'm on the 8th world. I'm really digging this. The later level designs are quite clever. Platforming mechanics are pretty tight. Surprising stuff, I heard no hype for this game back on release. It really fell under my radar, platforming games are my favourite genre, I can't believe I missed this.


Plus the narrator is strawberry floating hilarious.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Lotus » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:04 pm

Legend of Zelda

Though I should give this a go, playing on the Gamecube.

It's pretty good. Dungeons range from easy to tricky, but the bosses are laughably easy. The most difficult part is finding the items and hidden bits that you need to progress, but are really obscure at times. Just doing the final journey.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by ITSMILNER » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:47 pm

Viewtiful Joe - Gamecube

Never really played this before so giving it a playthrough now ( on kids mode mind :oops: )
Still looks and plays well, wish Platinum would get the rights to the IP

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Yulehide » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:55 pm

Grim Dawn

It's still at beta/early access but it seems to be a pretty decent Diablo style loot 'em up, it's a bit less polished than Diablo III but better than the free-to-play Path of Exile.

It's nice and gloomy too.

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by MuppetChristmasCarolBoy » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:15 pm

[iup=3497709]Johnny Ryall[/iup] wrote:Playing Super Metroid properly for the first time. Best game ever.


I've been playing this recently on Wii U virtual console, it is still bloody good and easily the best 2D Metroid game.

I'm so ready for a new Metroid.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by GrinWithoutaKat » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:28 am

I've started playing Saints Row 2. I was IV that grabbed my interest, but I also tried out 3 with Games for Gold, and while I'm sure there's no point in playing the older games for the story as such, it did seem like it would be a benefit to know the world and the characters.

Obviously it feels pretty dated now, but I'm enjoying for the most part. I'm sure I must be doing something wrong with this respect meter though. Ideally it would be nice to jump on in the evening and play 2-3 missions, but instead I have to do a side activity that involves spraying gooseberry fool over buildings or picking up a couple of ladies of the night before every single mission.

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by Trelliz » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:04 am

[iup=3498797]GrinWithoutaKat[/iup] wrote:I've started playing Saints Row 2. I was IV that grabbed my interest, but I also tried out 3 with Games for Gold, and while I'm sure there's no point in playing the older games for the story as such, it did seem like it would be a benefit to know the world and the characters.


IV draws from the plots from all the other games as part of wrapping up the series as a whole, so they are definitely worth playing. Otherwise people and things will crop up in IV and you'll be like "who the strawberry float is this and why does The Boss care?" rather that "oh gooseberry fool, THEM! Wow, that's cool, things are going to get real!" I keep meaning to pick up the original as I've played all the rest, and there were some bits in 4 that referenced the first game that I didn't get or appreciate as much as if I had played it.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2014....
by Lotus » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:06 am

[iup=3498797]GrinWithoutaKat[/iup] wrote:I've started playing Saints Row 2. I was IV that grabbed my interest, but I also tried out 3 with Games for Gold, and while I'm sure there's no point in playing the older games for the story as such, it did seem like it would be a benefit to know the world and the characters.

Obviously it feels pretty dated now, but I'm enjoying for the most part. I'm sure I must be doing something wrong with this respect meter though. Ideally it would be nice to jump on in the evening and play 2-3 missions, but instead I have to do a side activity that involves spraying gooseberry fool over buildings or picking up a couple of ladies of the night before every single mission.

I played/completed SR 2 a while ago, and didn't have that problem. Thinking about it, it was probably because I went on a bit of a spree of trying all the side activities before I really tackled the main missions. Presumably - without realising it - I racked up my respect and that meant I didn't have to dick around before missions. I was pretty much doing what you described, 2-3 missions each time I played. Might be worth spending a bit of time doing loads of side activities to ramp up the respect.

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