Currently Playing in 2017....

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Squinty » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:09 pm

Gemini73 wrote:Got back into Fallout 3 of recent. It's so much better than 4.

Here's a thing though, I've never played Vegas. Reading through the comments here worth a punt then?


Definitely if you like F3. There's a lot more choice, and it feels like the choices have impact on the story. Gameplay is slightly better.

The DLC ranges from not very good to amazing. Old World Blues DLC was probably better than any of F3's DLC.

Yeah go for it!

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by Brerlappin » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:11 pm

Gemini73 wrote:Got back into Fallout 3 of recent. It's so much better than 4.

Here's a thing though, I've never played Vegas. Reading through the comments here worth a punt then?


This might be an unpopular opinion, but i really don't think NV is that good a game. I honestly think its been put on a pedestal by Obsidian fanboys who were salty that the biggest Fallout game to that date had been a Bethesda title. NV has the most bland, boring setting in any Fallout title. The combat went from VATS focused in 3 to trying to be an actual FPS in NV and was catastrophic for gameplay. I keep hearing about how incredible the quests are and how many amazing outcomes there are for each quest, but well i played the game up til pretty close to the end and let me tell you; i cant remember a single god damn memorable quest in that entire game. THe writing is always being praised too but my standout memory of the game was that a buttload of the females in the game were saddled with tragic backstories that almost all involved rape. I found the dialog cringey especially where that gooseberry fool was concerned.

Maybe i need to revisit it and give it a second chance, who knows. Those were my thoughts on it anyway when i played it on launch.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Gemini73 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:31 pm

Two very different opinions. Hmm..

We'll the Ultimate edition is currently £8.99 on Steam, so what the hell I'll give it a punt. A few work colleagues have said to avoid playing the Dead Money DLC, though, as it's terrible.

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by Photek » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:04 pm

I have to be honest lads, I was on its page ready to buy then scrolled down and watched some clips of it on X1, then watched 45minutes broadcast again on X1 and it looks like a turd so I've held off...now I'm wondering wether to get Fallout 3 instead... :fp:

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by FatDaz » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:51 pm

Photek wrote:I have to be honest lads, I was on its page ready to buy then scrolled down and watched some clips of it on X1, then watched 45minutes broadcast again on X1 and it looks like a turd so I've held off...now I'm wondering wether to get Fallout 3 instead... :fp:


F3 has better locations but story, character, quests, role playing are all much better in NV. It has some amazing side kicks too. Boone :datass:

How anyone can say it's a turd is crazy to me. Love NV. Like had been said, each play through can feel very different whereas F3/ F4 play pretty much the same every time.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Photek » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:05 pm

Visually it’s horrid.

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by FatDaz » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:21 pm

Photek wrote:Visually it’s horrid.


No worse than the brownwasteland of F3

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Brerlappin » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:04 pm

FatDaz wrote:
Photek wrote:Visually it’s horrid.


No worse than the brownwasteland of F3


No, its definitely uglier. FO3 is a much better looking game, and thats really saying something

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Jazzem » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:24 pm

Resident Evil Revelations 2

This seems pretty underrated as far as REs go, it's shaping up to be my favourite TPS in the series outside of 4 (obviously). It's still a bit more linear than I'd like, but the atmosphere and pacing are more on point in terms of what I want out of RE. Barry Burton's inclusion certainly helps \m/

Nearing the end of chapter 2, hope it doesn't run out of steam by the end; at least from what I've played I'm surprised it gets so overlooked.

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by Gemini73 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:31 pm

My turn to work this weekend, on the up it gives me a couple of quiet days off in the week for some gaming.

CoD 4 MW Remastered. Campaign. (PS4)

It's a lot harder than I remember, certainly more than the other CoD games that followed it. Had to lower the difficulty to Regular and even then only a few precise enemy shots can put you in serious trouble. Great campaign though, with some excellent set pieces and truly memorable characters.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Johnny Jalfrezi » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:06 am

Dark Souls. Tomb of Giants. Premium grade attritional bullshit.

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by Squinty » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:18 am

Johnny Jalfrezi wrote:Dark Souls. Tomb of Giants. Premium grade attritional bullshit.


It's not as bad as other areas but yeah. Enjoy walking through the darkness.

Read a guide for bonfire locations. Honestly.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Gemini73 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:18 pm

Wizardry 8. PC

Classic old school RPG. Gameplay and interface felt a little twitchy at first, but once I readjusted my approach to a more old school way of thinking - ie Might & Magic etal- everything soon slotted into place. Damn good game, but not an easy one. Tactics and forward planning are key to success.

Assassin's Creed. Xbox One

Was pleased to discover this was a back catalogue title. Been playing it most this afternoon. One of my favourites in the AC franchise and, for my money, criminally underrated. Gameplay in AC feels a lot more simplistic than those that followed it, however the more stripped back approach is to the games strength I feel. Sure a bit clunky in some areas, (aren't all AC games?), but enjoyable nonetheless.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by OrangeRakoon » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:55 pm

I like the first AC, it's just repetitive as hell. 2 improves on it so much

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by Gemini73 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:08 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:I like the first AC, it's just repetitive as hell. 2 improves on it so much


True, but again aren't all AC games a tad repetitive?

Anyway, AC, AC 2, Brotherhood and Black Flag are my personal favourites. I have Syndicate, (recommend by a friend), as yet unplayed. Will play a bit more of AC before I try Syndicate.

Don't think I'll be buying any new games for a while. :)

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Rex Kramer » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:08 pm

Gemini73 wrote:Wizardry 8. PC

Classic old school RPG. Gameplay and interface felt a little twitchy at first, but once I readjusted my approach to a more old school way of thinking - ie Might & Magic etal- everything soon slotted into place. Damn good game, but not an easy one. Tactics and forward planning are key to success.

Wow, that's a blast from the past. I remember getting that at launch, didn't really get on with it at the time. Might and Magic 6 though, I absolutely loved that game.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Gemini73 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:14 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:Wizardry 8. PC

Classic old school RPG. Gameplay and interface felt a little twitchy at first, but once I readjusted my approach to a more old school way of thinking - ie Might & Magic etal- everything soon slotted into place. Damn good game, but not an easy one. Tactics and forward planning are key to success.

Wow, that's a blast from the past. I remember getting that at launch, didn't really get on with it at the time. Might and Magic 6 though, I absolutely loved that game.


M&M 6 was good, although number 7 (For Blood & Honor) is my favourite.

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:46 pm

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens on PS3. I have finished the main campaign but only have a 29% completion score... there seems to be an awful lot of extra stuff to do even by Lego series standards.

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by The Alchemist Penguin » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:56 pm

Jazzem wrote:Resident Evil Revelations 2

This seems pretty underrated as far as REs go, it's shaping up to be my favourite TPS in the series outside of 4 (obviously). It's still a bit more linear than I'd like, but the atmosphere and pacing are more on point in terms of what I want out of RE. Barry Burton's inclusion certainly helps \m/

Nearing the end of chapter 2, hope it doesn't run out of steam by the end; at least from what I've played I'm surprised it gets so overlooked.


I loved Revelations 2. The episodic hook worked really well too. I was discussing it with friends the same way we would a weekly TV show. Since the episodes came out so close together it made the entire thing feel like an intense mini-series.


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