Currently Playing in 2018....

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Gemini73 » Sun May 13, 2018 1:05 pm

I've mentioned before that I've tried the whole 'complete one game before moving onto the next' but I found it puts too much pressure on trying to plough through my back catalogue and in turn sucks some of the fun out playing.

I much prefer to just play whatever takes my mood, jumping from one game to the next. Completing a game isn't a priority. Having fun is. :D

“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 Death's Head » Sun May 13, 2018 1:25 pm

Gemini73 wrote:I've mentioned before that I've tried the whole 'complete one game before moving onto the next' but I found it puts too much pressure on trying to plough through my back catalogue and in turn sucks some of the fun out playing.

I much prefer to just play whatever takes my mood, jumping from one game to the next. Completing a game isn't a priority. Having fun is. :D
This is the problem with the backlog and why it is best not to have one.

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by Gemini73 » Sun May 13, 2018 1:37 pm

Death's Head wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:I've mentioned before that I've tried the whole 'complete one game before moving onto the next' but I found it puts too much pressure on trying to plough through my back catalogue and in turn sucks some of the fun out playing.

I much prefer to just play whatever takes my mood, jumping from one game to the next. Completing a game isn't a priority. Having fun is. :D
This is the problem with the backlog and why it is best not to have one.


As long as I don't look at it as something to be ploughed through and completed I don't mind having a back catalogue. If I'm in the mood for playing a particular game and/or genre of game then I'm more than covered.

“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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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Gemini73 » Mon May 14, 2018 11:11 am

Did a fair bit of AC Origins yesterday. It's such a polished, gorgeous looking game. Combat, perhaps the biggest let down of previous AC titles, is thoroughly satisfying. Spear and bow being my weapons of choice.

“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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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Photek » Mon May 14, 2018 11:25 am

I started with the spear but use a kick ass sword and shield now as my main weapons.

I walk around a lot in this game just looking at things, It's very VERY pretty.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Gemini73 » Mon May 14, 2018 11:42 am

Photek wrote:I started with the spear but use a kick ass sword and shield now as my main weapons.

I walk around a lot in this game just looking at things, It's very VERY pretty.

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A spear is particularly good on horse back for taking out more than one opponent. I actually unlocked a trophy for taking out three soldiers in one sweeping arc. The only thing I wish you could do with a spear is throw it. That would have been superb being able to charge someone and launching a bloody great spear at them at the last moment.

“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 Cal » Mon May 14, 2018 1:04 pm

Photek wrote:I walk around a lot in this game just looking at things, It's very VERY pretty.

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Discovery Mode is perfect for this. I just embark on long, untroubled walkabouts. I'd like to do a massive journey from one side of the map to the other. It's also perfect for photo mode, too. You won't be attacked by anything and you'll never die. A 'Tourist Mode' if you will. See all the sights! I wish more games offered this.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Peter Crisp » Mon May 14, 2018 2:35 pm

The game is a marvellous showcase for the One X and 4K HDR and the little extra's like people taking building materials about or doing plays really does add a lot.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Robbo-92 » Mon May 14, 2018 5:22 pm

Put a couple of hours into Xenoblade this morning, finally found where I was going wrong (completely missed a dam I was meant to unblock) so I've at least advanced the story a little. Did anyone else find the battles really slow? I keep upgrading weapons, arts and the like but enemies still seem to take an age to take down unless its a 3 on 1 situation with the enemy a fair few levels below my party. Do they all just have masses of health or am I just not maximising my party's potential?

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Gemini73 » Tue May 15, 2018 12:49 am

SWBF 2.

Its a lot of fun, such a shame EA made a hash of the initial launch.

However, those loading times. :dread:

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Rex Kramer » Tue May 15, 2018 8:12 am

Robbo-92 wrote:Put a couple of hours into Xenoblade this morning, finally found where I was going wrong (completely missed a dam I was meant to unblock) so I've at least advanced the story a little. Did anyone else find the battles really slow? I keep upgrading weapons, arts and the like but enemies still seem to take an age to take down unless its a 3 on 1 situation with the enemy a fair few levels below my party. Do they all just have masses of health or am I just not maximising my party's potential?

Can't remember if XC1 is the same as XC2 but if so then concentrate on arts that do Break - Topple - Launch - Smash in that order (it will need to go across multiple characters).

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by jawafour » Tue May 15, 2018 10:23 am

Gemini73 wrote:I think I've gone and got myself addicted to Conan Exiles. Put in 20 hours this weekend with the train of thought being "just ten more minutes, got to mine some more Iron ore etc." ...

I've watched a couple of vids about this and I'm getting really tempted to get it on PS4. I love the sound of the open-world gameplay although I'm a little apprehensive about the difficulty of the survival gameplay. I'm thinking about cancelling my Hyrule Warriors Definitive pre-order and getting this instead. I need to make a decision quickly, though.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Gemini73 » Tue May 15, 2018 10:38 am

jawafour wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:I think I've gone and got myself addicted to Conan Exiles. Put in 20 hours this weekend with the train of thought being "just ten more minutes, got to mine some more Iron ore etc." ...

I've watched a couple of vids about this and I'm getting really tempted to get it on PS4. I love the sound of the open-world gameplay although I'm a little apprehensive about the difficulty of the survival gameplay. I'm thinking about cancelling my Hyrule Warriors Definitive pre-order and getting this instead. I need to make a decision quickly, though.


Exiles does drop you in the deep end, but you'll quickly grasp the fundamentals. There is a constant set of goals in the top right hand corner which act like a tutorial of sorts, taking you from constructing your first weapon to building your first shelter.

There's lots of handy tips online as well which I used a lot to begin with. For example, concentrate your initial character build up on stamina, endurance and grit. Strength etc will come later.

Once you hit around level 10 look to the mountains in the north for plenty of iron ore. ;)

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by jawafour » Tue May 15, 2018 10:42 am

Gemini73 wrote:Exiles does drop you in the deep end, but you'll quickly grasp the fundamentals. There is a constant set of goals in the top right hand corner which act like a tutorial of sorts, taking you from constructing your first weapon to building your first shelter...

Thanks for the info, Gem'. Watching a vid, I can see that there is a huge range of goals and I like the look of it. I shouldn't really buy games at the moment... but I think I'm gonna get this today!

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by Gemini73 » Tue May 15, 2018 10:48 am

jawafour wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:Exiles does drop you in the deep end, but you'll quickly grasp the fundamentals. There is a constant set of goals in the top right hand corner which act like a tutorial of sorts, taking you from constructing your first weapon to building your first shelter...

Thanks for the info, Gem'. Watching a vid, I can see that there is a huge range of goals and I like the look of it. I shouldn't really buy games at the moment... but I think I'm gonna get this today!


Play the single player mode to start, and lower the difficulty. Exiles doesn't need to be in an online environment to be enjoyed.

I was cautious about buying Exiles at first, but after taking the plunge I'm glad I did. It has become my "Quiet Sunday afternoon" game. :D

“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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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Death's Head » Tue May 15, 2018 10:49 am

Enjoying Destiny 2. Haven't got far into the campaign yet as I'm picking up most of the adventures as I go. Can see being on this for a month at least....

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Robbo-92 » Tue May 15, 2018 10:44 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:Put a couple of hours into Xenoblade this morning, finally found where I was going wrong (completely missed a dam I was meant to unblock) so I've at least advanced the story a little. Did anyone else find the battles really slow? I keep upgrading weapons, arts and the like but enemies still seem to take an age to take down unless its a 3 on 1 situation with the enemy a fair few levels below my party. Do they all just have masses of health or am I just not maximising my party's potential?

Can't remember if XC1 is the same as XC2 but if so then concentrate on arts that do Break - Topple - Launch - Smash in that order (it will need to go across multiple characters).


Yeah this definitely helps when I get the 4 stage combo, just not got my party set up for it yet (obviously break, then topple is easy enough), might meed to look into it some more then.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Squinty » Wed May 16, 2018 7:25 am

Started to play FFVII again last night. It's probably been about 15 years or more since I last played it. A bit dated looking, but it's still a very impressive achievement. Can't wait to stick more time into it.

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by Jazzem » Wed May 16, 2018 2:17 pm

Squinty wrote:Started to play FFVII again last night. It's probably been about 15 years or more since I last played it. A bit dated looking, but it's still a very impressive achievement. Can't wait to stick more time into it.


Whatcha playing it on?

I went through it on PSP which works really nicely for the pre-rendered backgrounds at native res, sadly they don't fare as well on modern displays. On PC you can mitigate it somewhat with a CRT filter via Sweetfx, though it'll take some tweaking and it's not to everyone's taste.

Also who you going to date at the Golden Saucer :shifty:

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by Squinty » Wed May 16, 2018 4:28 pm

Jazzem wrote:
Squinty wrote:Started to play FFVII again last night. It's probably been about 15 years or more since I last played it. A bit dated looking, but it's still a very impressive achievement. Can't wait to stick more time into it.


Whatcha playing it on?

I went through it on PSP which works really nicely for the pre-rendered backgrounds at native res, sadly they don't fare as well on modern displays. On PC you can mitigate it somewhat with a CRT filter via Sweetfx, though it'll take some tweaking and it's not to everyone's taste.

Also who you going to date at the Golden Saucer :shifty:


Playing the Steam version. It's not ideal, but the polygon models still look nice enough.

Barret probably. I vaguely remember that being hilarious.


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