Currently Playing in 2017....

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by Rex Kramer » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:55 am

I'm still pretty much only playing Stardew Valley on PS4. About half way through Fall in year 1 and about 18 hours in. It's such a wonderful game, I've finally found the Harvest Moon game I've been looking for since forever. It's also on sale on the PSN at the moment so everyone should give it a go.

Also, after reading all the positives comments on Disgaea 5 I almost cracked and bought a Switch. Then I realised that I hadn't played 4 for ages on Vita so went back to that and created a new save. It's gaming crack condensing into a cartridge.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Irene Demova » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:33 pm

More Yakuza 5, I'm torn between wanting to 100% the game and not wanting to touch the creepy hostess clubs or the annoying as strawberry float pachinko machines. Also this game has the best Taxi Driver mode ever, you're rewarded for driving sensibly!

Rex Kramer wrote:I'm still pretty much only playing Stardew Valley on PS4. About half way through Fall in year 1 and about 18 hours in. It's such a wonderful game, I've finally found the Harvest Moon game I've been looking for since forever. It's also on sale on the PSN at the moment so everyone should give it a go.

Also, after reading all the positives comments on Disgaea 5 I almost cracked and bought a Switch. Then I realised that I hadn't played 4 for ages on Vita so went back to that and created a new save. It's gaming crack condensing into a cartridge.

Um, why not just get the PS4 version?

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Rex Kramer » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:36 pm

Irene Demova wrote:More Yakuza 5, I'm torn between wanting to 100% the game and not wanting to touch the creepy hostess clubs or the annoying as strawberry float pachinko machines. Also this game has the best Taxi Driver mode ever, you're rewarded for driving sensibly!

Rex Kramer wrote:I'm still pretty much only playing Stardew Valley on PS4. About half way through Fall in year 1 and about 18 hours in. It's such a wonderful game, I've finally found the Harvest Moon game I've been looking for since forever. It's also on sale on the PSN at the moment so everyone should give it a go.

Also, after reading all the positives comments on Disgaea 5 I almost cracked and bought a Switch. Then I realised that I hadn't played 4 for ages on Vita so went back to that and created a new save. It's gaming crack condensing into a cartridge.

Um, why not just get the PS4 version?

Disgaea will always be a handheld game for me, I just wouldn't play it on PS4.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by JediDragon05 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:43 pm

Tekken 7

Fantastic game let down by a special stage boss.
He claims his power is absolute. Mate your power is spamming because your rubbish & probably have a limited set of moves. Music is good though.

Edit: Done. Have a taste of your own medicine sunshine :toot:

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by Brerlappin » Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:11 pm

JediDragon05 wrote:Tekken 7

Fantastic game let down by a special stage boss.
He claims his power is absolute. Mate your power is spamming because your rubbish & probably have a limited set of moves. Music is good though.

Edit: Done. Have a taste of your own medicine sunshine :toot:


Akuma? Yeah he's a dipshit. But still nothing compared to Jinpachi in T5 tho.

I tried online for the first time. strawberry float that. Back to arcade mode. Story mode if strawberry floating nuts but fun so far too.

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by Squinty » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:42 am

Dishonored 2. Feels good to be back in this world. Doing a Corvo low chaos playthrough.

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by Death's Head » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:16 pm

Hopefully will be playing Deadly Premonition on the PS3. Started playing on the PC but first couldn't get it into full screen. After finding how to do that, found that there is a bug if you use a controller which makes the camera constantly spin. Tried playing with the mouse and keyboard but it was bloody horrible so remembering that it was free with PSN+ a while back have reclaimed my PS3 and it is now downloading. Can't believe that the spinning camera issue seems to have been around for years but no one fixed it. :x

I've also learnt (or maybe remembered) how bad the store is on the PS3 compared to the PS4. :dread:

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:23 pm

60+ hours into Dragon Warrior VII now and fatigue is starting to set in. I've hit a brick wall of a boss called Devil Cloud and from searching online the most effective way of beating it is a lot of class level grinding to unlock the third tier character classes and more grinding after that to unlock abilities in said classes and it was going so well too.

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by JediDragon05 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:00 pm

Tekken 7

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Also been larking around with the jukebox & created my own playlist. Hoping they will patch "shuffle"' in for this option, as far as I know you can only put one song on per level which is a bit naff especially when you get the same level over & over.

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Things didn't go so well the last time I played this a few years ago. But I've practiced & practiced, stood my ground like the time when the iceberg knocked down the titanic & sent the AI to the bottom of the ocean.


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by radvillain » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:03 pm

Coming up on 60 hours on PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS now, and yeah: this is really strawberry floating good. I'd never really given a lot of thought to these Battle Royale-type games but I'm having a ton of fun with this. Super tense, and satisfying as hell when you actually manage to get a win. Not optimised particularly well but wholly enjoyable nonetheless.

Also finally grabbed Overwatch when it was on sale, and I can definitely see why it's so popular. Mostly playing Junkrat and Widowmaker at the moment and not doing too badly. Can definitely see myself playing this for quite some time.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Peter Crisp » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:41 pm

I'm mainly playing Star Trek Bridge Crew VR and it's great.
The community is nice and the game is solid and fun.

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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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by KingK » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:38 pm

Just started Dishonored 1. So much for trying to be stealthy.... I've killed everyone I've met so far cos I can't hide well enough

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Lotus » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:08 am

KingK wrote:Just started Dishonored 1. So much for trying to be stealthy.... I've killed everyone I've met so far cos I can't hide well enough

Ha, I started out like that as well. It gets easier to be stealthy later on (not much later on) and there's more opportunity for it. From memory I felt the earlier part of the game was quite enclosed and therefore quite difficult to be stealthy, especially as you're still learning the mechanics of it all. Definitely better later on.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Cal » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:04 am

Dirt 4 (PS4 Pro version)

The good news is that Rallycross is now actually both playable and manageable. In DIRT Rally it was, for me, always an uncontrollable, chaotic mess - here, on the easiest settings, it's actually a good racing mode. Those wild car dynamics have been toned down to the point of mastery and crossing the line first is now an actual thing.

In terms of content the game is perhaps lacking. Sure you get the whole 'infinite random courses' thing but in truth I'm not sure how compelling that will turn out to be. I'd much rather have had a much bigger roster of cars and hand-crafted tracks from a wider international selection (how about some South American tracks? SE Asian?). This feels like the bare minimum Codemasters felt they could release in a full-price title and get away with it. Expect DLC to follow to fill out those obvious gaps.

On a positive note, gone are the dreadful replay cameras that have always plagued the DIRT series. We now get a far more reasonable mix of trackside and overhead helo cams with just the occasional in-car camera view for good measure (because a very bad habit is presumably just too hard to break completely). Also the whole 'dudebro' nonsense of older DIRT titles has thankfully been all but excised from DIRT 4. This feels like a much more sober rally sim, focused on the business of racing, not on the idiocy of 'Hoonigans' and 'Blockisms'. *shudders*

Worth a punt? Hmmm. I love rally games, so I can't be unbiased here. This is a solid enough title and it will meet a certain need for rally sim fans, but it somehow feels incomplete at this stage. Give it six months, a few substantial DLC packs, some updates and patches and we could be looking at a far more viable package.

7.5/10. Competent, a handsome devil, but still a little way to go.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by IAmTheSaladMan » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:16 pm

I offed the boss that was troubling me in Dragon Warrior VII and finished another couple of areas. I think I've just about restored the world map now too so I'm not sure what'll be happening once I beat the island I'm currently exploring.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Rax » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:28 pm

This War of Mine - [PC]
Ive had my eye on this game for a while, I picked it up in a Steam sale last year and it just sat there unplayed as I got on with other things. I finally got around to playing it and I have to say I really like it. It doesnt really explain anything, or if it does I havent noticed, but Ive been able to pick up the basics pretty easily. I dont know how much longevity it will have, the random nature of the terrible things that can happen is already starting to grate but there is real satisfaction to be had by setting up a working refuge.

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by Death's Head » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:17 pm

Rax wrote:This War of Mine - [PC]
Ive had my eye on this game for a while, I picked it up in a Steam sale last year and it just sat there unplayed as I got on with other things. I finally got around to playing it and I have to say I really like it. It doesnt really explain anything, or if it does I havent noticed, but Ive been able to pick up the basics pretty easily. I dont know how much longevity it will have, the random nature of the terrible things that can happen is already starting to grate but there is real satisfaction to be had by setting up a working refuge.

I liked it at first, but gave up on it after a while.

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by Rax » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:20 pm

Death's Head wrote:
Rax wrote:This War of Mine - [PC]
Ive had my eye on this game for a while, I picked it up in a Steam sale last year and it just sat there unplayed as I got on with other things. I finally got around to playing it and I have to say I really like it. It doesnt really explain anything, or if it does I havent noticed, but Ive been able to pick up the basics pretty easily. I dont know how much longevity it will have, the random nature of the terrible things that can happen is already starting to grate but there is real satisfaction to be had by setting up a working refuge.

I liked it at first, but gave up on it after a while.

Yeah I can see that happening, anything with random events like this can only go so far before they become annoying and not fun. Ill enjoy it for the next while at least.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by JediDragon05 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:12 pm

Castlevania : Lords Of Shadow

God I'm bored & I'm only at the end of chapter 2.

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by Brerlappin » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:05 pm

JediDragon05 wrote:Castlevania : Lords Of Shadow

God I'm bored & I'm only at the end of chapter 2.


Quit now. The game does nothing but get worse with every single chapter. Seriously that game is one of the worst games i played last gen. strawberry floating awful stuff, only hyped because it had the Castlevania name attached to it.


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