Currently Playing in 2017....

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:22 am

32 hours in to VLR on 3ds now. more twists and turns than a.... twisty turny thing.

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by IAmTheSantaMan » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:31 am

Gemini73 wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:American McGee’s Alice on PS3. Before playing the sequel I though I’d give the original a go seeing as how it was free DLC and all. It’s an okay game but it’s canny janky. There’s a definite square peg round hole vibe to everything, which isn’t that surprising seeing as it’s a console style platformer only made for PC, built in the Quake III engine using mouse and keyboard controls that don’t work well for that kind of game to start with and translate terribly to a control pad.


Madness Returns is vastly better. I really enjoyed it. Classic 3d platforming with nice art style. Oh and Alice's hair animation is to die for. 8-)


I was kinda banking on the sequel being better and I wasn’t expecting the original to have aged well.

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by EberKneesUp » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:03 am

Still Shadow of Mordor

I've finally unlocked branding after about 10 or 11 hours, so it finally feels like I'm out of the tutorial section.

The second area of the game feels weird. It's nice visually to be running about a place that isn't just rocks and mud, but it doesn't feel like Mordor, although my knowledge is based purely on the Jackson films.

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by jawafour » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:19 am

> Pro Evo 2018 (PS4) - Still hugely addictive. Terrific enjoyment in online co-op mode.
> Lego Worlds (Switch) - So clunky... but I do have fun with it.
> Mario Kart (GRcade online sessions) - Hope to be back for the tournaments this week after missing the last rounds.
> Fallout 4 (PS4) - Slowly edging back into this having re-started after a near two-year break. Will give it a bit of time today.

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by Death's Head » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:05 pm

Resident Evil 7. Really enjoying this. The only annoyances is the initial loading time each time you start it up and one boss battle I found unnecessarily frustrating. I do find it kind of amusing that each save game is 30MBs though, programmers today have no idea how difficult things used to be.

Sniper Elite 3 (PC) - this is also great, playing it co-op with my son but now on hold until he returns at Christmas.

Polybius (PS4) - I'm not a fan of retro graphic style games but once I got over the appearance, it is a fairly competent shooter. Some of the sounds are lifted directly from 80s arcade games which gives me a lovely feeling of nostalgia. The screen can be a bit overly busy at times and some of the levels can be a bit difficult to get through because of this and also trying to work out either what is killing you or how you avoid what is killing you (you probably need to play it to understand this).

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by Gemini73 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:14 pm

Was up to 4am this morning drinking beer and playing SF 3rd Strike on Xbox 360 with a friend.

Haven't done that in a while, but it was ace. Dude is still better than me at SF, but I gave him more than a few kickings.

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by Squinty » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:44 pm

Soma.

I thought there would be a bit more to this in the gameplay department. Seems like one of these walking simulators.

Interesting story so far though.

Edit - Can't see myself playing this much longer. The gameplay is so strawberry floating tedious, I can't be arsed waiting for fat people with discoball heads to get out of my way.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by IAmTheSantaMan » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:09 pm

Alice: Madness Returns on PS3. I think I’m about halfway through this now and right from the off it’s a far better game than it’s predecessor. This a sequel done absolutely right!

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by Gemini73 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:11 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:Alice: Madness Returns on PS3. I think I’m about halfway through this now and right from the off it’s a far better game than it’s predecessor. This a sequel done absolutely right!



Good isn't it. Some great level design and artwork too

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by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:57 am

Played a bit of Half Life 2 this last week. I always get an itch to play it this time of year, pretty much just because i got it on launch in November 2004. Playing it with the officially sanctioned by Valve HL2 Update mod, which does a very nice, very subtle update to some of the original graphics (better lighting, fog, etc). At 4K and 60fps it really still looks quite nice. Its aged very well. It has its issues with the length of certain sections but i still love it. Every time i play it i cant help but remember how revolutionary this all was when i first palyed it. I dont think ive actually ever experienced a game that was as absolutely revolutionary as HL2 was on release. At the time the other 2 big shooters Were Doom 3 and Halo 2, and i remember both games (especially Halo) being tainted by just how much better HL2 was by comparison. Doom 3 at least had its incredible lighting, but i remember playing Halo 2 and it just seemed like i was stepping back in time whenever i fired that game up.

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by Photek » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:18 pm

Fallout New Vegas in X1 back compat is €7.50 this week....worth it? Runs better than 360 version also.

I fire up the Orange Box on my X1 every now and then, I must have finished HL2 about 8 times at least, I still need to do the Gnome run on Episode 2 tho for the 'chievos, and Ravenholm only using the gravity gun.

Halo CE came out 3 years before HL2, but Halo 2 was all about the online.

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by Yulehide » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:25 pm

Brerlappin wrote:Played a bit of Half Life 2 this last week. I always get an itch to play it this time of year, pretty much just because i got it on launch in November 2004. Playing it with the officially sanctioned by Valve HL2 Update mod, which does a very nice, very subtle update to some of the original graphics (better lighting, fog, etc). At 4K and 60fps it really still looks quite nice. Its aged very well. It has its issues with the length of certain sections but i still love it. Every time i play it i cant help but remember how revolutionary this all was when i first palyed it. I dont think ive actually ever experienced a game that was as absolutely revolutionary as HL2 was on release. At the time the other 2 big shooters Were Doom 3 and Halo 2, and i remember both games (especially Halo) being tainted by just how much better HL2 was by comparison. Doom 3 at least had its incredible lighting, but i remember playing Halo 2 and it just seemed like i was stepping back in time whenever i fired that game up.


For me HL2 was the game which made me realise I really don't like First Person Shooters all that much, I can appreciate it from a technical and artistic perspective as it did attempt to redefine the genre but as a gaming experience I just couldn't get into it at all

Ravenholme was the final straw, I'm not ashamed to admit it was too scary for me, I can handle most 'scary' films and non FPS games but there's something about the first person perspective that renders me a nervous gibbering wreck and I genuinely don't like the feeling.

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by Photek » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:30 pm

Ravenholm certainly has an unsettling feeling and those spider crabs are just terrifying. It's a pity tho cos the best of the game is after Ravenholm.

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by OrangeReindeer » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:53 pm

Photek wrote:Fallout New Vegas in X1 back compat is €7.50 this week....worth it?


Easily, it's so much better than Fallout 3 and Fallout 4. One of the best RPGs ever made.

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by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:23 pm

Ironhide wrote:
Brerlappin wrote:Played a bit of Half Life 2 this last week. I always get an itch to play it this time of year, pretty much just because i got it on launch in November 2004. Playing it with the officially sanctioned by Valve HL2 Update mod, which does a very nice, very subtle update to some of the original graphics (better lighting, fog, etc). At 4K and 60fps it really still looks quite nice. Its aged very well. It has its issues with the length of certain sections but i still love it. Every time i play it i cant help but remember how revolutionary this all was when i first palyed it. I dont think ive actually ever experienced a game that was as absolutely revolutionary as HL2 was on release. At the time the other 2 big shooters Were Doom 3 and Halo 2, and i remember both games (especially Halo) being tainted by just how much better HL2 was by comparison. Doom 3 at least had its incredible lighting, but i remember playing Halo 2 and it just seemed like i was stepping back in time whenever i fired that game up.


For me HL2 was the game which made me realise I really don't like First Person Shooters all that much, I can appreciate it from a technical and artistic perspective as it did attempt to redefine the genre but as a gaming experience I just couldn't get into it at all

Ravenholme was the final straw, I'm not ashamed to admit it was too scary for me, I can handle most 'scary' films and non FPS games but there's something about the first person perspective that renders me a nervous gibbering wreck and I genuinely don't like the feeling.


Maybe you should try it again? Ravenholm in 2017 is probably a lot les scary than it was back in the day :lol: Its funny how polarizing Ravenholm is, some love it, some hate it. I always really liked it, it was a welcome break from the Combine

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by Photek » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:47 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:
Photek wrote:Fallout New Vegas in X1 back compat is €7.50 this week....worth it?


Easily, it's so much better than Fallout 3 and Fallout 4. One of the best RPGs ever made.

Done.

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by Hime » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:43 pm

Photek wrote:
OrangeRakoon wrote:
Photek wrote:Fallout New Vegas in X1 back compat is €7.50 this week....worth it?


Easily, it's so much better than Fallout 3 and Fallout 4. One of the best RPGs ever made.

Done.

I'd be interested to know what you think, it always seems ridiculous to me that as good as New Vegas is it has to be qualified as 'much better than Fallout 3/4'. It's very similar.

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by OrangeReindeer » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:41 am

Very similar in gameplay and game mechanics (and of course visuals), but the quest structure, player agency and general writing is on another level. Fallout 3 and 4 pretty much play out the same on multiple playthroughs. New Vegas playthroughs can be hugely divergent.

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by lex-man » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:48 am

I've been playing dead rising. I'm quite enjoying it although getting a little bored of doing the same missions over and over again. Also I don't think they fully committed to their base game loop. It could be extended far more.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Gemini73 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:53 am

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?


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