Currently Playing in 2017....

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by Buffalo » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:37 pm

I’m playing that at the minute too :shifty:

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by Gemini73 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:25 pm

Picked up Strafe for half price on Steam. Its been on my radar since I first heard about the game and now I've played it, it's not half bad. *nods approvingly*

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by Tafdolphin » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:29 am

Diablo 3:

Still going with this, pushing hard into the End Game. It's fun but I can see where the criticisms are coming from. This is not a skill based game. This is a game about grinding and farming and gaming the set armours and items to break the difficulty levels. And that's fun. Seeing my Necromancer run a level set to Torment X (3 levels off the max) with relative ease is a great feeling, especially as ten minutes ago I couldn't even think of doing it. But I can already see myself getting bored. I've completed 5 levels of this Season, with the rest being waaaay out of my league even now and so I'm basically grinding for two specific items.

Still. Considering how old this game is it's still going strong.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by GrinWithoutaKat » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:04 pm

Can't believe there's no FIFA 18 thread! I'm trying FUT for the first time and I have loads of noob questions.

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by Squinty » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:40 am

I'm about 5 hours into Steamworld Heist now. Not sure I really like the procedurally generated levels, I feel like they make the difficulty curve a bit uneven, like you can luck out with the level design, or it can completely shaft you. The inventory limit is irksome as well, and I don't really like the way some missions rush you with time limits.

I expected a wee bit more from this. It's a solid game, a 7/10.

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by Brerlappin » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:38 am

Still playing plenty of Dirty Bomb. The new updates are great. I think ive played about 30 or 40 hours of it in the last few weeks alone. Ive gotten pretty good with Kira and Proxy, had a round so good the other day the opposing team started calling for Kira to be banned haha... felt good.

Finished Arkham Asylum, and started on City now. The game is pretty good but i hate the constant chatter from henchmen everywhere you go. I wish i could turn off the radio transmission, theyre annoying as strawberry float and spoil a lot of the atmosphere.

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by Squinty » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:54 pm

I played City on PC a while ago, night and day from the console versions. It runs well and looks real good still. The weather effects impressed the hell out of me. Still think it's the best one, I think I like it a smidge better than Asylum.

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by Brerlappin » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:16 pm

I much prefer the smaller contained space of Asylum. It has way more personality than Arkham City, i like elarnignt he layout and the routes etc, revisiting previously inaccessible areas. THe city is a bit too sprawling. Still a good game, but for me Asylum is easily the best of the bunch.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Ironhide » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:24 pm

Squinty wrote:I'm about 5 hours into Steamworld Heist now. Not sure I really like the procedurally generated levels, I feel like they make the difficulty curve a bit uneven, like you can luck out with the level design, or it can completely shaft you. The inventory limit is irksome as well, and I don't really like the way some missions rush you with time limits.

I expected a wee bit more from this. It's a solid game, a 7/10.


I had a similar experience with the game, it's mostly decent but definitely could be improved in certain areas , especially the procedurally generated levels.

XCOM has similar issues with that, sometimes the game will generate a horribly difficult stage long before you're suitably equipped to deal with it.

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by Squinty » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:56 pm

Ironhide wrote:
Squinty wrote:I'm about 5 hours into Steamworld Heist now. Not sure I really like the procedurally generated levels, I feel like they make the difficulty curve a bit uneven, like you can luck out with the level design, or it can completely shaft you. The inventory limit is irksome as well, and I don't really like the way some missions rush you with time limits.

I expected a wee bit more from this. It's a solid game, a 7/10.


I had a similar experience with the game, it's mostly decent but definitely could be improved in certain areas , especially the procedurally generated levels.

XCOM has similar issues with that, sometimes the game will generate a horribly difficult stage long before you're suitably equipped to deal with it.


I agree entirely about XCOM. Terror missions out of completely nowhere were never much fun. I never did finish that game, I have it on PC now with the expansion. I should give it a shot.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Squinty » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:17 pm

I think I'm gonna knock Steamworld Heist on the head. I'm starting to really hate the way the levels are randomly generated. I've came across some pretty stupid things, breaching a door to a room with about 6 guys in it and you have no cover points on your side, which leaves your bots vulnerable to attack as they scramble to a cover point they can do something at. I've had to restart levels a few times because of stuff like this.

Not for me.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Knoyleo » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:46 pm

Shadow of Mordor.

It's alright, but I feel a bit lost. The map doesn't seem that big for an open world game, but it's certainly choc full of orcs to stab, I guess. Not really seeing what people have been raving about in it yet, but the combat's pretty satisfying, I guess.

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:12 pm

Still Yakuza 0, approaching the 100 hour mark now. In stark contrast with the last game I played (Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage) which took around 50 hours with the last 20 or so being a huge chore Yakuza 0 is flying by. I thought fatigue might have set in by now but I’m still really enjoying it. I’m just about to start the 5th area of the Cabaret Club Czar questline.

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by Squinty » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:41 pm

Ass Creed Unity. It controls strawberry floating terribly and performs like a dog.

Can't see myself sticking with it, despite how interested I am in this period of history.

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by Gemini73 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:14 am

Secret World Legends has become quite a regular thing week nights for a few hours. Was in a four man team Friday. Took on one of the Elite Dungeons. Was doing okay until we met the final boss; a cthulhu lookalike and the size of a house. We got our asses kicked. Beat him on our second attempt.

Modern Warfare Remaster - campaign. They've done a top job, no question. Still a highly entertaining campaign.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by jawafour » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:26 am

Pro Evo 2018 (PS4) - challenging fun
Lego Worlds (Switch) - clunky fun
Mario Kart (GRcade online sessions) - infuriating fun
Fallout 4 (PS4) - just-re-starting-and-enjoying-it fun

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by PurplePenguin » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:36 am

I've recently completed Steamworld Heist. Not sure why they limit your inventory as all that does is limit what builds you can use for your characters. Whilst the procedurally generated levels can stiff you from time to time overall I didn't find that too much of an issue. The time limit levels are not enjoyable at all but usually it just means taking a slightly different approach (make your characters tanky and fast). Luckily there isn't too many of these.

I'm 75% of the way through Shadow Warrior. It's a fun enough game without doing anything too special. Before that I was playing Axiom Verge but I gave up on that about 60% of the way through as I found the whole running back and forth through the same areas and the insanely annoying soundtrack enough to give the game up.

Trying to work my way through some of my Steam backlog. Once Shadow Warrior is complete I'll move onto Ori and the Blind Forest.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Knoyleo » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:17 am

Was playing a bit more Shadow of Mordor and I'm still not quite sure what to make of it. There's no sense of progression, especially as captains are repeatedly replaced as you kill them. The strength and weakness thing seems a bit pointless too, as every fight I've had eventually just boils down to me twatting every captain with my sword until dead, and there's no penalty for not splitting their weaknesses.

Is it possible to overthrow the strongholds and remove orcs from areas of the map, or am I supposed to spend all my time sneaking about having to avoid orcs all the time?

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Hexx » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:24 am

Uncharted 2

Never play this before. Nathan is a muss murdering psycho!

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Gemini73 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:26 am

Knoyleo wrote:Was playing a bit more Shadow of Mordor and I'm still not quite sure what to make of it. There's no sense of progression, especially as captains are repeatedly replaced as you kill them. The strength and weakness thing seems a bit pointless too, as every fight I've had eventually just boils down to me twatting every captain with my sword until dead, and there's no penalty for not splitting their weaknesses.

Is it possible to overthrow the strongholds and remove orcs from areas of the map, or am I supposed to spend all my time sneaking about having to avoid orcs all the time?


It does all seem a bit pointless I agree. That said Mordor does work well for me as a hangover game. Don't have to think about it too much and it can be fun spending a few hours sneaking around killing Orcs until I feel ready to tackle something a bit more involved.


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