Currently Playing in 2018....

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by Gemini73 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:23 pm

:lol:

*intended for Ver's Yakuza vid*

“But I don't want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can't help that,” said the Cat: “we're all mad here".
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by Gemini73 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:27 pm

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Gemini73 wrote:I'm not so sure about Van Helsing. The hit detection for the combat feels very light, as in it lacks the satisfying punch you get from slaying monsters and demon's in Diablo 3 and Victor Vran. The hud and skills menus are a convoluted mess and the control system for enabling abilities is tied to the right anologue stick along with the map, so as you might imagine said map keeps popping up during those more intense battles which is very annoying. I've tried re-mapping the buttons, but choices are limited due to the amount of inputs needed. The transfer from M&K to control pad hasn't been very well implemented at all.

I'll stick with it for a little longer, see if it grows on me, but I can't see that happening as of right now.


Yeah, I had issues trying to play Van Helsing (PC version) as I have to use a fairly unique control method to play games (currently a mouse and a single button operated by my chin with a couple of voice activated commands that don't always work well unless I turn all in game sounds off) and it just didn't seem to be worth the hassle to get it working properly.

Diablo IiI, Titan Quest and Grim Dawn are all far better ARPGs that work far better for my complicated physical needs so I just stick with them instead.


Yes it's not the best set up and no doubt more of a nightmare for yourself.

Oh, and Titan Quest and Grim Dawn. :wub:

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by Gemini73 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:08 am

Bit of FH3 before heading off to work. Definitely become my chill out game of choice for the moment.

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by jawafour » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:12 pm

I've started Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on Switch. I was fortunate to get it for just under twenty quid thanks to receiving a ten pound eBay voucher :o .

Oh, man... Toad is ridiculously cute... *stupidly* cute :wub: . The wee little tunes are so neat, too, with that start-up ditty already embedded in my brain! Da, da-da-da, Da, da-da-da :toot: .

I'm trying to collect all three stars, complete the "challenge" requirement and find retro-Toad on each stage before moving on to the next one. I'm on level 3 and the challenge is to complete the stage by only moving the platforms a maximum of three times. It's tough!

Dang! Toad just rocks!

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by imbusydoctorwho » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:43 pm

Some more Fist of the North Star, after a bit of a slow intro it's really getting good now.

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by Tafdolphin » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:24 pm

Still ploughing through BioShock 1 and...the remastered version is doing it's best to make me hate it. It looks great, considering the original game's age, but it won't. Stop. Crashing. At random times too. Add in a non-existant auto-save and I've had several losses of over an hour's worth of gameplay.

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by Gemini73 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:45 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Still ploughing through BioShock 1 and...the remastered version is doing it's best to make me hate it. It looks great, considering the original game's age, but it won't. Stop. Crashing. At random times too. Add in a non-existant auto-save and I've had several losses of over an hour's worth of gameplay.


Is that the PC version? I've had a few graphical glitches happen while playing, but no crashes - yet.

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by Tafdolphin » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:52 pm

Gemini73 wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:Still ploughing through BioShock 1 and...the remastered version is doing it's best to make me hate it. It looks great, considering the original game's age, but it won't. Stop. Crashing. At random times too. Add in a non-existant auto-save and I've had several losses of over an hour's worth of gameplay.


Is that the PC version? I've had a few graphical glitches happen while playing, but no crashes - yet.


Yeah. The texture loading bug from the original version has been carried over too apparently. It's actually quite a shonky 'remaster' in that it's not a remaster at all I don't think. There's a few updated textures and some of the models look a tiny bit more detailed but it's quite disappointing really.

The strawberry floating game isn't though. Set to easy it's still an incredibly engaging experience. Probably my 9th or 10th full playthrough I think.

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by Gemini73 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:55 pm

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Tafdolphin wrote:Still ploughing through BioShock 1 and...the remastered version is doing it's best to make me hate it. It looks great, considering the original game's age, but it won't. Stop. Crashing. At random times too. Add in a non-existant auto-save and I've had several losses of over an hour's worth of gameplay.


Is that the PC version? I've had a few graphical glitches happen while playing, but no crashes - yet.


Yeah. The texture loading bug from the original version has been carried over too apparently. It's actually quite a shonky 'remaster' in that it's not a remaster at all I don't think. There's a few updated textures and some of the models look a tiny bit more detailed but it's quite disappointing really.

The strawberry floating game isn't though. Set to easy it's still an incredibly engaging experience. Probably my 9th or 10th full playthrough I think.


Until I bought the remaster I hadn't played it since it first launched so my memory of any issues with the original is sketchy at best. You're quite right, though, it is very engaging. Quite scary in places too.

*edit* I tend to pick a couple of 'spooky' games to play at Halloween so I might jump back into Bioshock as one of my "fright-night" titles.

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by Jazzem » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:06 pm

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Tafdolphin wrote:
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Tafdolphin wrote:Still ploughing through BioShock 1 and...the remastered version is doing it's best to make me hate it. It looks great, considering the original game's age, but it won't. Stop. Crashing. At random times too. Add in a non-existant auto-save and I've had several losses of over an hour's worth of gameplay.


Is that the PC version? I've had a few graphical glitches happen while playing, but no crashes - yet.


Yeah. The texture loading bug from the original version has been carried over too apparently. It's actually quite a shonky 'remaster' in that it's not a remaster at all I don't think. There's a few updated textures and some of the models look a tiny bit more detailed but it's quite disappointing really.

The strawberry floating game isn't though. Set to easy it's still an incredibly engaging experience. Probably my 9th or 10th full playthrough I think.


Until I bought the remaster I hadn't played it since it first launched so my memory of any issues with the original is sketchy at best. You're quite right, though, it is very engaging. Quite scary in places too.

*edit* I tend to pick a couple of 'spooky' games to play at Halloween so I might jump back into Bioshock as one of my "fright-night" titles.


Seems like I was quite lucky with Remastered (PC), I don't recall having any crashes. Had one softlock with improper event behaviour but a quick reload sorted that out.

Is funny as I spent a good while trying to decide on whether I'd play through first time on original or Remastered. Was glad I went with the latter in my case but it's still tricky to wholeheartedly recommend as the definitive means given variable experiences like Taf's. Hopefully it operates smoothly here on out for you both!

Also re: difficulty, if I ever go through it again I'm dropping the difficulty down to easy or nomal, good lord the splicer bullet sponges at the end of a hard playthrough D: Think I'd still keep Vita chambers off, or at least aspire to

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by Vermilion » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:28 pm

Spent my day catching an underwear thief!


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by Tafdolphin » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:48 pm

Jazzem wrote:Also re: difficulty, if I ever go through it again I'm drop the difficulty down to easy or nomal, good lord the splicer bullet sponges at the end of a hard playthrough D: Think I'd still keep Vita chambers off, or at least aspire to


Every time it crashes it resets all my settings, including difficulty. Even on medium the Splicers in Point Prometheus are strawberry floating ridiculous, with the Leadheads taking a full clip of machine gun ammo.

On easy though it's still real strawberry floating fun. The game has an atmosphere that none of the sequels managed, pairing a real sense of melancholy alongside the ruin and scares. BioShock 2 missed this something rotten, with it's narrative plonking Rapture in an odd 'we need it to look like BS1 but we want to put our own spin on it' situation that felt forced. I've got some real thoughts about BS2 actually that I might have to write up later on.

But BS1 is still strawberry floating great.

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by Death's Head » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:44 pm

Still playing through Sleeping Dogs. According to the stats I'm 80% through and had decided to quickly just finish up the main story, but some of the side missions and other stuff it throws your way is just too good to skip.

This really is the best GTA type game (yes, better than any of the GTAs).

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by Pacman » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:21 am

Overcooked. One of the best games I've ever played. We're on the final boss and it's been so fun every step of the way!!!

Keep talking and nobody explodes. Fun!!!!!

Night in the Woods. Not that far into it but very interesting so far. My kinda game!

Spiderman. Best AAA I've played in YEARS.

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by Photek » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:26 am

Odd that the PC of Bioshock Remaster is borked, it's been perfect for me albeit its' not X1X enhanced.

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:56 am

Yeah, apparently the PC version is notoriously...bad

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/0 ... red-fixes/

Finished Point Prometheus...the drop-off in quality is so incredibly noticeable here. The level design is bad, the gameplay is bad, the mission is bad. I'd also forgotten how terrible the Big Daddy vision is. It's the worst implementation of helmet vision ever.

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by Photek » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:02 am

Becoming the big daddy is by far the worst part of B1 bar the end.

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:12 am

It didn't surprise me to learn that the twist was added really late in development as the game has this amazing, genre bending meta-twist and...does nothing with it. The rest of the game is a slow plod towards the end with no tension and no real purpose. Fontaine is a far more effective presence when he remained off-screen, and the whole thing feels pointless.

Apollo Square is a great area though, ruined by the annoying Code Yellow thing, but PP is just bad at everything. Look at the detail poured into Arcadia or Fort Frolic and contrast it with PP's empty, box shaped rooms and dull layout. It's not a believable space, the conjouring of which is one of the game's strengths, but a rote video game level to be played through. The less said about Proving Grounds and Fontaine the better.

Such a shame.

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by OrangeRKN » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:22 am

Pacman wrote:Overcooked. One of the best games I've ever played. We're on the final boss and it's been so fun every step of the way!!!

Keep talking and nobody explodes. Fun!!!!!

Night in the Woods. Not that far into it but very interesting so far. My kinda game!

Spiderman. Best AAA I've played in YEARS.


So a pretty slow and boring time for you with videogames at the moment then

I started yet another Skyrim character last night on Switch, with the sole intention of murdering everyone. I've already butchered everyone in Riverwood and have just cleaned up everything immediately surrounding Whiterun. Level 8 now so I'm starting to get confident I could storm the gate of the city itself.

Essential characters are still the worst. I miss New Vegas every day.

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by Robbo-92 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:45 am

I quite often go to a city in Skyrim, save and then just go crazy killing everyone and everything. Much like in GTA where you just go on a spree to see how long it'll be before you get killed/bored. Now I'm tempted to start a new character on Skyrim, feeling a mage with enchanted heavy armour (with decrease in spell cost) so I can just spam spells all the time. I've done this and a true pure mage before and with the stupidly slow magic regen speeds this is certainly more fun, the pure mage just needed a very patient approach to things.

Anyhow instead of Skyrim I'm back on with Octopath, just finished Alfyn's opening chapter off so will be going to get Primrose next (may as well just move round the map in that direction).

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