Currently Playing in 2017....

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by Rex Kramer » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:34 pm

I went back to playing Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, found an old 30+ hour save on my Vita so dived back in. Just opened up the 6* village quests. I honestly think this could be my favourite game of all time. I absolutely adore every thing about it even though I've only ever played it solo.

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by Fuzzy Dunlop » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:12 pm

I purchased that a couple years back, only played it for an hour or so and then moved onto something else. I will return to it one day.

I'm currently playing Ghost Recon: Wildlands. It's not a great game but still a lot of fun to be had in co-op. Turn the HUD off, put it on Extreme difficulty, and then put the Predator/Sicario soundtrack on in the background. Good times 8-)

Also playing Bully: Scholarship Edition. Mechanically it might be a bit outdated in certain parts but it's still a great game. Just got to Winter :wub:

Would love to see a sequel announced!

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Lotus » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:18 pm

Binary Domain
Pretty good so far. Satisfying to blow the 'scrap-heads' to strawberry float and it all looks nice enough. Only gripes so far are; my team mates constantly walking in front of me when I'm firing, and when I move away from them they follow me and walk in my line of fire again...please stop doing that; and then just as you're getting into navigating the environment and clearing one area and moving onto the next, you get interrupted with a cut scene or boss. I wish it would just let me a have a decent run of running and gunning, without constant interruptions.

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by Squinty » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:51 am

Kerbal. I'm picking up new things each time I play. Managed to send a rocket up and sort of slingshot it round kerbin, getting deeper into space than ever before. Got very close to the orbit pattern of mun. Pod exploded on return, which was regrettable.

I have no idea how I even did that. Going to try and replicate it.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Cal » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:34 am

Call of Duty IW: Zombies

So the second DLC just dropped this morning for PS4. Four more MP maps and a new Zombie map - Shaolin Shuffle (endearing, funky blaxploitation 70s 'Noo Yawk' setting, complete with Afro'd rollerskating zombies, Kung Fu and Pam Grier (Jackie Brown herself) - yay!). I'm a Season Pass holder for the game (as with most of the other CoD games) so I could get hold of the new content first thing. It's fun. Fun in the same way most new zombies maps are: superficially just another infinite horde mode, but in reality a complex, difficult objective-based multilayered mission.

I do admire the way zombie missions are put together - if it wasn't for YT I wouldn't know about the other 95% of stuff built into these maps - stuff I never actually see. I tend to play the maps as basic score-based shooters and I've never done the 'easter eggs' on these Zombie maps (none of them), but I love knowing that so much content lies just beneath should I ever wish to try and tackle it.

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by O Raxmas Tree » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:28 am

Lumo - PS Vita

Im really enjoying this I have to say. I played Solstice on the NES when I was a kid but I could never make any headway with it, due to it being a hard game and me being a useless child. Lumo is very much a spiritual successor to that game. Theres nothing earth shattering here, you go from room to room solving puzzles but its a solid game with some charm and the difficulty curve, so far at least, has been pretty spot on.

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by IAmTheSantaMan » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:03 pm

Crash Bandicoot 3 for PS1 on PS3. Carrying on the theme I've established over the last week or so I'm clearing (part of) a backlog of PS1 games I've had on my PS3's hard drive untouched for years. Just finished the first world and so far it's fun and doesn't seem quite as frustrating as the previous two... yet.

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by Rudolphin » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:48 pm

Girlfriend went back to France for a few weeks over the weekend, so got myself back on the Titanfall 2 train. It's so good. I'd forgotten how addictive it can be and I spent the majority of Monday on there, finally hitting level 50 and Regenerating. Losing all my progress actually made it better, forcing me to use weapons and Titans I'd otherwise avoid.

Once again, I'm hooked/

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Rex Kramer » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:28 am

Continuing to rack up the hours in Monster Hunter Freedom Unite along with Stardew Valley on PS4. I've always had an odd relationship with Harvest Moon games, I've bought many but never really got drawn in to them (I bought the Gamecube one at least twice). But this might be the one that snags me.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by jawafour » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:11 am

Rex Kramer wrote:...along with Stardew Valley on PS4... this might be the one that snags me.

If you need a pointer on getting into the game, Rex, it could be worth checking out Pedz' gameplay vids; he made quite a few in the series:


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by IAmTheSantaMan » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:06 am

Still Crash Bandicoot 3. I've finished all the main levels and I've now hit the point where the frustration kicks in as I need to beat the time trials and collect all the gems I missed. The time trials in particular are really pissing me off.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Donner » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:26 pm

Stardew Valley on PS4, I'm glad i got this alongside kingdom hearts 1.5+2.5 for PS4 when I was out shopping with my boyfriend yesterday, onto 11th day of spring.

Not doing amazing but doesn't really matter as it's great game to relax.

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by Cal » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:36 pm

Dovetail Games Euro Fishing (PS4 version)

My older brother's a lifelong angler (he used to write for a couple of major UK-based Carp magazines and has published a couple of books on fishing), but somehow I could never get enthusiastic about the pastime - despite his very best efforts. Still, at just £16 I figured I'd give this a go and try and get my head around the subject. Graphically, it's hard to tell this is an Unreal engine game (it is) - it's pretty lacklustre, but mechanically (the actual business of fishing) it seems to do rather better. Relaxing, tranquil at times, it's a game that pretty much does what it says on the tin - but really not a lot more.

Anyway, here's a guy called 'Big Bug' - who is perfectly representative of the fishing folk I've met over the years through my brother - to tell you all about it...



His videos are actually pretty informative and you can really tell this is a guy who lives, eats, breathes the fishing world. :lol:

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Pedz » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:52 pm

jawafour wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:...along with Stardew Valley on PS4... this might be the one that snags me.

If you need a pointer on getting into the game, Rex, it could be worth checking out Pedz' gameplay vids; he made quite a few in the series:



I would have carried on with doing that for much longer if I hadn't lost my data moving from my laptop to my PC :(

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by Rex Kramer » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:10 pm

Seven wrote:Stardew Valley on PS4, I'm glad i got this alongside kingdom hearts 1.5+2.5 for PS4 when I was out shopping with my boyfriend yesterday, onto 11th day of spring.

Not doing amazing but doesn't really matter as it's great game to relax.

Fishing is just about the most relaxing thing ever.

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by IAmTheSantaMan » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:37 pm

Akuji the Heartless for PS1 on PS3. I've had this for a while, it's one of those games I always liked the look of when I was a kid but never played. One level in and it's decent enough but it hasn't aged very well.

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by JediDragon05 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:57 pm

Metal Gear Solid 2 - VR Missions (Snake - variety mode level 4).

After several days of taking a plundering, I finally cracked it. You have to take out 26 enemies & stop them from approaching Meryl. Sound easy but it's not.You have to snipe them from afar & there are various sized walls & blocks which they can hide behind. They also like to play peekaboo :lol: :fp:

Well surely it can't get any harder...

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by IAmTheSantaMan » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:59 pm

Mega Man on NES. I've beaten this before on Wii U with pretty liberal use of save states. If I had the time and the patience I could probably beat this legit as I don't have too much trouble with most of the stages but the Ice Man stage is a nightmare.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Donner » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:03 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:
Seven wrote:Stardew Valley on PS4, I'm glad i got this alongside kingdom hearts 1.5+2.5 for PS4 when I was out shopping with my boyfriend yesterday, onto 11th day of spring.

Not doing amazing but doesn't really matter as it's great game to relax.

Fishing is just about the most relaxing thing ever.

Let's

Right now it's kinda annoying for me but I've worked out best way to do it so I'll be fishing a lot more.

I'm now on summer month and have set myself up for massive farming, but i might have to get something to eat or two to keep my energy levels high...

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by Squinty » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:50 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:Mega Man on NES. I've beaten this before on Wii U with pretty liberal use of save states. If I had the time and the patience I could probably beat this legit as I don't have too much trouble with most of the stages but the Ice Man stage is a nightmare.


I'm pretty sure this game is the anti fun. The sequels are so much of an improvement, it is startling.


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