Currently Playing in 2018....

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by Squinty » Wed May 16, 2018 4:28 pm

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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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by RichardUK » Thu May 17, 2018 1:34 am

I’m back playing Fifa again, I’m in league 3 in FUT so trying to get into the top division for the first time, I also got a Coca Cola kit free with a multipack of cans which I really like

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Gemini73 » Thu May 17, 2018 2:05 am

SWBF 2. Online MP and I've started the campaign.

Putting aside the fiasco surrounding SWBF 2 I think it's a really good game with bags of fun to be had.

But now I've just read that EA are about to abandon it altogether. :fp:

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by Trelliz » Thu May 17, 2018 10:01 pm

Horizon Zero Dawn - PS4

Finally getting round to this and i'm impressed so far, despite the sometimes wonky dialogue. I think i'm about to finish the starting area and set off into the wide world and I'm interested to see where things go as its certainly a unique premise.

I was listening to a podcast earlier which talked about a new tier of game, the quadruple-a; something which is either so momumental that release schedules are moved to make way for it or every second you look at the screen you cannot help but see the hundreds of millions of development budget being shoved in your face, and this is absolutely one of those games. Even on the base ps4 and a 1080p tv its a real looker.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Gemini73 » Fri May 18, 2018 9:05 am

Trelliz wrote:Horizon Zero Dawn - PS4

Finally getting round to this and i'm impressed so far, despite the sometimes wonky dialogue. I think i'm about to finish the starting area and set off into the wide world and I'm interested to see where things go as its certainly a unique premise.

I was listening to a podcast earlier which talked about a new tier of game, the quadruple-a; something which is either so momumental that release schedules are moved to make way for it or every second you look at the screen you cannot help but see the hundreds of millions of development budget being shoved in your face, and this is absolutely one of those games. Even on the base ps4 and a 1080p tv its a real looker.


The problem I had with HZD was that it failed to keep up the momentum of the impressive opening. I managed to get about half way through before becoming bored and abandoning it. You might feel differently of course.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by NickSCFC » Fri May 18, 2018 9:39 am

Gemini73 wrote:
Trelliz wrote:Horizon Zero Dawn - PS4

Finally getting round to this and i'm impressed so far, despite the sometimes wonky dialogue. I think i'm about to finish the starting area and set off into the wide world and I'm interested to see where things go as its certainly a unique premise.

I was listening to a podcast earlier which talked about a new tier of game, the quadruple-a; something which is either so momumental that release schedules are moved to make way for it or every second you look at the screen you cannot help but see the hundreds of millions of development budget being shoved in your face, and this is absolutely one of those games. Even on the base ps4 and a 1080p tv its a real looker.


The problem I had with HZD was that it failed to keep up the momentum of the impressive opening. I managed to get about half way through before becoming bored and abandoning it. You might feel differently of course.


I've come back to it after a bit of a break.

Enjoying it now I'm sticking to the main missions, the only part that I found tedious was the City of the Sun and Erand, I got a bit fed up of following him and carrying out investigations.

Agree with the dialogue, there's so much of it and so many characters that some of it just comes across as rushed, same with the less important character's facial animations, I guess this is just a symptom of being an open world game.

Despite this, it's one of the few open world games that has a story interesting enough to keep me gripped, I've been wondering how the world got in this state ever since the first trailer.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Lotus » Fri May 18, 2018 10:52 am

GRID 2
I'm enjoying this, but one thing that's annoying - and that I don't remember being an issue in GRID - is AI cars being like tanks when you touch them, i.e. not moving at all, but them giving you the slightest nudge sends you spinning out of control. Pretty annoying to have your race constantly scuppered by overly-aggressive AI ramming you at every opportunity and having little to no chance of doing the same to them.

Xenoblade Chronicles
Damn, this never ends. :dread: Nah, I'm still enjoying it, 92 hours in, but strawberry floating hell, there's just no end in sight. Will sink a few more hours in this weekend.

Mega Man 2
After cruising through the regular stages I'm now at Dr. Wily's castle and it's starting to get tricky. Should polish this off this weekend though.

Super Mario Bros 2
Struggling to keep going with this as I just don't find it enjoyable, but I want to see what else the game has to offer as I'm only in world 2. The game seems to take one idea though and really go to town on it, regardless of whether it's fun or not (eg. burrowing through sand and dodging Shy Guys in the process). Just annoying really, but didn't stop them basing a whole level around it. :dread:

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Jazzem » Fri May 18, 2018 11:40 am

Lotus wrote:Super Mario Bros 2
Struggling to keep going with this as I just don't find it enjoyable, but I want to see what else the game has to offer as I'm only in world 2. The game seems to take one idea though and really go to town on it, regardless of whether it's fun or not (eg. burrowing through sand and dodging Shy Guys in the process). Just annoying really, but didn't stop them basing a whole level around it. :dread:


My preferred character in SMB2 is usually Toad thanks to his (surprising) strength in picking things up quickly, helps the pacing of levels like that sand burrowing one

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Lotus » Fri May 18, 2018 12:47 pm

Jazzem wrote:
Lotus wrote:Super Mario Bros 2
Struggling to keep going with this as I just don't find it enjoyable, but I want to see what else the game has to offer as I'm only in world 2. The game seems to take one idea though and really go to town on it, regardless of whether it's fun or not (eg. burrowing through sand and dodging Shy Guys in the process). Just annoying really, but didn't stop them basing a whole level around it. :dread:


My preferred character in SMB2 is usually Toad thanks to his (surprising) strength in picking things up quickly, helps the pacing of levels like that sand burrowing one

Okay, I'm tending to favour Peach at the moment, but will give Toad a try. Ta for that.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by DarkRula » Fri May 18, 2018 6:31 pm

Decided to give Empire at War another whirl after having not been on it since I first got it through a Steam bundle. Eight hours before I started playing. Fifteen after stopping. This is a good one. I'm terrible at the strategy, but I'm picking it up a bit at a time.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Squinty » Sat May 19, 2018 2:51 pm

Just left Midgar in FFVII. Dat motorcycle cutscene. This game is still great.

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by Robbo-92 » Sat May 19, 2018 3:02 pm

Currently play Xenoblade Chronicles 2, part way through chapter 4. I've had similar problems with the previous two XC games, in that I enjoy playing them but I just don't seem to get into them that much? XCX finally clicked with me a couple of months before BoTW came out but I think that helped me press on somewhat. Not sure what it is about them really, hopefully I'll reach a point where I won't want to put it down.

Other than that I've started my Typhlosion only run of Gold, just about to to do the Goldonrod Gym, it's about level 25, bought fire/thunder punch for when it evolves.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Kriken » Sat May 19, 2018 5:01 pm

Persona 4. Cleared Yukiko's castle and I'm a few hours in. So far it's pretty cool. I like the changes made to the combat from Persona 3, though I experienced them first in P3P.

Yukiko's castle was surprisingly hard for a level so early on in the game, and for a game I expected to be easier than the previous title. Enemies got deadly only a few floors up and challenged my HP/SP management. Couldn't clear it on the first in-game day I was there - I cleared it on the second, and only just.

Looking online, it seems I wasn't alone in thinking this, and apparently the game does get easier afterwards and then has a steady difficulty curve.

You are given plenty of in-game days to clear the level but I wanted to do it in as few as possible so I could spend more days on social links/out-of-battle stat building. It's no biggie anyway, though. It made beating the boss all that more cathartic.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Robbo-92 » Sun May 20, 2018 3:31 pm

Well Xenoblade is really struggling to keep me playing at the moment, so much so with all the rumours surrounding Pokémon Switch recently I've just banked all my decent Pokémon from Ultra Moon so I can do a fresh playthrough of it. Only played it the once at launch so I thought I'd give it another go, helps break up my numerous Gold runs as well.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Trelliz » Sun May 20, 2018 4:44 pm

Crash Time 3 - PC

This terribly-named game is actually the English release of "Alarm für Cobra 11: Highway Nights" and is based on a German action cop TV series:



It's sort-of open world but there isn't much to do, serving more as a backdrop for the main storyline which so far is fairly typical, going underground to infiltrate a stolen car gang etc., involving lots of driving around stopping bad guys, racing through checkpoints and the like. It's wonderfully euro-jank with, to their credit, a complete english voiceover that is janky enough to be endearing rather than just annoying. These games are fairly rare and expensive physically, fortunately this was on a steam key selling site for about £1 so I thought i'd give it a go, the rest are quite hard to find due to their limited print runs but the horrendous name and box art makes it look like real bargain bin charity shop/bootsale fodder so I'll be keeping an eye out for them I think.

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by Tragic Magic » Sun May 20, 2018 9:54 pm

Resident Evil 3

Holy gooseberry fool balls! Why is it so hard. When I was a kiddy I could bum rape Nemesis with one hand but now he's tentacle strawberry floating me and I'm scared to death of getting a prolapsed anus from sloppy tentacles.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Buffalo » Sun May 20, 2018 10:28 pm

Take ‘Nemesis’ out and that is literally the greatest no-context GRcade post we will ever see. Ever.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Tragic Magic » Sun May 20, 2018 10:36 pm

I hope he creeps into your room tonight with that sharply honed tenty and slaps you about. Then you have a wet, slippy kiss on his toothy, lipless gabba.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Frank » Sun May 20, 2018 10:36 pm

Trelliz wrote:Crash Time 3 - PC

This terribly-named game is actually the English release of "Alarm für Cobra 11: Highway Nights" and is based on a German action cop TV series:



It's sort-of open world but there isn't much to do, serving more as a backdrop for the main storyline which so far is fairly typical, going underground to infiltrate a stolen car gang etc., involving lots of driving around stopping bad guys, racing through checkpoints and the like. It's wonderfully euro-jank with, to their credit, a complete english voiceover that is janky enough to be endearing rather than just annoying. These games are fairly rare and expensive physically, fortunately this was on a steam key selling site for about £1 so I thought i'd give it a go, the rest are quite hard to find due to their limited print runs but the horrendous name and box art makes it look like real bargain bin charity shop/bootsale fodder so I'll be keeping an eye out for them I think.


I'm so glad someone else has actually played any of these :o :wub: They're genuinely very fun games despite how low-budget it all feels. I'd love for them to do an English version of the show, too. There's nothing really like it out there.

Still disappointed the franchise is dead now. It's even got reasonably decent multiplayer.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Gemini73 » Mon May 21, 2018 2:14 am

Crash Time 3 looks a lot of fun. Are they still available?

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