Currently Playing in 2018....

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Octoroc » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:51 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:
Octoroc wrote:
Ironhide wrote:I have never played a Rayman game.


I haven't played Legends yet (got it for free on PSN+), but Rayman games of yore were decidedly average and highly derivative. Nevertheless the high point of Michel Ancel's career thus far!

I'm sure there are those who would disagree, but I don't care. I'm feeling wanton.


Rayman 2: The Great Escape is, without question, the most impressive feat of game design and execution the platforming genre has ever seen. Forget Mario. Forget Banjo. And don't even think about Crash. This is the next evolution in gaming, and it has never looked or played better than it does on your Dreamcast.


http://www.ign.com/articles/2000/03/22/ ... t-escape-4

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IGN? Pfft! I certainly wasn't thinking about Crash anyway. That's even worse. Loved only by deranged fanboys on a nostalgia trip.

I'm pulling no punches today. BAM. :datass:

But you know, if you like it, I won't call you for it. I'm not a monster.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Jazzem » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:21 pm

Beyond Good & Evil (PC)

The Ubisoft+Ancel train continues! :toot:

...with one of the most terrifying glitches to ever arise

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You...you alright there Jade? D:

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Drumstick » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:46 pm

Drumstick wrote:Pikmin 2

About to move into Day 5 and the third area. Pretty ace so far, these games are so enjoyable.

Had a rare moment today where I was starting to believe that I suck at this game. It took me almost two hours to complete one of the caves on level 2, I just kept screwing up and losing too many pikmin which meant reloading that sub-level. Got to the end and finished it eventually with 50-odd pikmin intact.

The game is always fun though, I think I've exceeded 10 hours on the clock and I'm also well on the way to fulfilling the monetary target.

One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I'm not an ordinary man.
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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Mystic Runner » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:09 am

The last time I posted in this forum, or its predecessor, I would have listed a game that game out within the last few weeks. The intervening years have added a few life distractions, but I'm still a gamer through and through.

Currently playing: Mass Effect Andromeda. I'm enjoying it, but the huge open-world alien landscapes aren't as enjoyable to run around as the original trilogy's slightly more linear, but tighter, environments.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Death's Head » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:33 am

Playing Prey on Normal difficulty and finding it really hard. The enemies just seem to kill me too easily. Is this going to get any easier or am I going to have to set the difficulty to easy? Getting a bit fed up because progression is too difficult.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Vermilion » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:47 pm

Took over a dozen attempts to get past this bastard hard bit...


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by jawafour » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:30 pm

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion on Switch is a decent game at it's core; a simple RPG that captures the spirit of AT. But, good grief, the loading times! I don't know if it's decompressing game data on the fly or something, but it is a bit frustrating. I like AT and so I can kinda overlook it but, man, I hope that a "go faster" patch arrives.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by ITSMILNER » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:02 pm

The Adventure Pals - Nintendo Switch

Now this is a charming game, neat little platformer with RPG-lite mechanics, art style and humour reminds me of Adventure Time. Only done the first world so far but it’s on sale on the Switch store right now and would recommend it to anyone looking for a platformer to chill out with.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Godzilla » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:45 pm

Assassin's Creed Origins - so far so good. Really well made and easy to get into.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Mystic Runner » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:53 pm

Godzilla wrote:Assassin's Creed Origins - so far so good. Really well made and easy to get into.


Be careful. I barely surfaced for air after buying that. Very different to the predecessors, but a joy to play...and also one of the most beautiful games I've seen. I used to spend ages pausing it and taking in-game photos of various impossibly-pretty landscapes. And squatting on naked statues.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by still » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:38 pm

Inside.

So disappointed. I absolutely loved Limbo but this is just too trial and error, too much up its own arse. Within twenty minutes I was resorting to a walkthrough. I admit I have a soft-spot for style over substance but here there is very little substance, it is mostly, tedious, style. Haven't powered up my Switch for months. It's a bit cooler tonight, thought I'd play... But there's very little play really and a lot of death 'you should have seen coming', (if you are psychic). Like I say, big fan of Limbo, hoped for something on a par, universal rave reviews, personally finding it to be shite. No longer really care re the character I am supposed to be looking after; he's just a cypher in a rubbish, cliched world. (Glad to get that of my chest!) Will no doubt play some more tomorrow, (I've paid for it....), but I already feel the whole thing is rancid so why bother...

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Hime » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:00 pm

still wrote:Inside.

So disappointed. I absolutely loved Limbo but this is just too trial and error, too much up its own arse. Within twenty minutes I was resorting to a walkthrough. I admit I have a soft-spot for style over substance but here there is very little substance, it is mostly, tedious, style. Haven't powered up my Switch for months. It's a bit cooler tonight, thought I'd play... But there's very little play really and a lot of death 'you should have seen coming', (if you are psychic). Like I say, big fan of Limbo, hoped for something on a par, universal rave reviews, personally finding it to be shite. No longer really care re the character I am supposed to be looking after; he's just a cypher in a rubbish, cliched world. (Glad to get that of my chest!) Will no doubt play some more tomorrow, (I've paid for it....), but I already feel the whole thing is rancid so why bother...

I found Inside far less obtuse than Limbo. I haven't played since release but can you give us a clue what you couldn't figure out.

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PostRe: RE: Re: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Death's Head » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:43 am

Hime wrote:
still wrote:Inside.

So disappointed. I absolutely loved Limbo but this is just too trial and error, too much up its own arse. Within twenty minutes I was resorting to a walkthrough. I admit I have a soft-spot for style over substance but here there is very little substance, it is mostly, tedious, style. Haven't powered up my Switch for months. It's a bit cooler tonight, thought I'd play... But there's very little play really and a lot of death 'you should have seen coming', (if you are psychic). Like I say, big fan of Limbo, hoped for something on a par, universal rave reviews, personally finding it to be shite. No longer really care re the character I am supposed to be looking after; he's just a cypher in a rubbish, cliched world. (Glad to get that of my chest!) Will no doubt play some more tomorrow, (I've paid for it....), but I already feel the whole thing is rancid so why bother...

I found Inside far less obtuse than Limbo. I haven't played since release but can you give us a clue what you couldn't figure out.
I preferred Inside to Limbo but wasn't overly keen on either. Inside needs to be played just to see the "WTF?" ending.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Brerlappin » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:59 am

Maybe its been a while since you played Limbo, but its just as trial and error as Inside. I found Inside much better than Limbo myself, i got sick of Limbo hours before it ended. Inside kept me hooked the whole way through and its ending was so insane it was probably one of the coolest things ive seen in gaming in ages. Side scrolling 2.5D semi-platformers like this are full of trial and error tho. Go back to Flashback or Another World and thats all the gameplay was pretty much. And modern games like Little Nightmares and Inside are full of it too, you kinda have to expect it from these titles.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Darkstalker90 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:02 pm

Streets of Rage Remake (PC) - honestly one the greatest things ever made. Shame it was never officially endorsed and released!

Also some Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Venus for the Vita. Perfect chillout game.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Ironhide » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:06 pm

Persona 3 Portable - played it before but never finished it, 2nd time round and I'm enjoying it all over again.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Squinty » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:43 am

Still plugging away at Ass Creed Rogue Remastered. The story and characters are shite. I kinda weirdly enjoy the grind of the gameplay though, getting resources to get unlockables for your character and ship. But I'm hoping to have it completed within the next 2 weeks.

Also started to play Crypt of the Necrodancer on PC. Pretty good idea this. Made it to the second floor, I've yet to beat that one. Looking forward to putting more time into it.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Osito » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:57 pm

Just played (and finished) A Way Out (PS4). Adored it.
It's quite short (about six hours), the gameplay is fairly simple and the graphics are impressive but nothing that will blow anyone away, but it's easily the best game I've played all year. It's entirely co-op, and I'd love to see more games made this way. Brilliant fun from start to finish, highly recommended.

Also playing some Hidden Agenda and Danganronpa V3, really looking forward to getting stuck into the latter. Ready to start Mario Odyssey too. :toot:

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:55 pm

Hand of Fate 2. Really enjoying it. A great balance of skill, strategy, observation and RNG. The last one can be annoying though ....
Each quest feels so different to the last, which seems unlikely on the face of it, but is a tribute to the effort poured into the game. Strong recommendation if it looks interesting to you.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Drumstick » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:49 pm

Drumstick wrote:
Drumstick wrote:Pikmin 2

About to move into Day 5 and the third area. Pretty ace so far, these games are so enjoyable.

Had a rare moment today where I was starting to believe that I suck at this game. It took me almost two hours to complete one of the caves on level 2, I just kept screwing up and losing too many pikmin which meant reloading that sub-level. Got to the end and finished it eventually with 50-odd pikmin intact.

The game is always fun though, I think I've exceeded 10 hours on the clock and I'm also well on the way to fulfilling the monetary target.

I've finally managed to clear everything on the third level but not without a couple of annoying things happening.

On the penultimate level of one cave, I lured out one of the massive ladybug enemies with one leader as bait, ready to pounce with a squad of purples with Olimar from behind. Just as I approached from the rear, my wavebird decided to not respond for a few seconds which resulted in me losing half of my purple pikmin. :|

Also, the cave with the Waterwraith. I really enjoy taking my time through the caves and coming up with strategies to limit the loss of any pikmin. I didn't appreciate the time limit but thankfully it was only five sub-levels long.

One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I'm not an ordinary man.
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