Currently Playing in 2018....

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by Gemini73 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:40 am

Johnny Jalfrezi wrote:Still grinding my way through Nioh but, by crikey, is it dull. Currently in a poison-invested mine and it is one of the most drab environments I think I've ever witnessed in a game. At least it's got new enemies to fight. Oh, hold on a minute. No it hasn't - they're exactly the same ones as the level before. And the one before that. And the one before that.

Does this get any better or should I cut my losses and bin it now?


I binned Nioh as it became both frustrating and, as you say, dull after a while. Very little difference from level to level. While Nioh starts off promising It's no Demon's/Dark Souls and to my mind not as good as Lords of the Fallen either.

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by Rax » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:48 am

Robbo-92 wrote:Finally gone back to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 after not going on it for ages, finished chapter 2 and I'm just clearing up side quests before starting on chapter 3's main quest. Just got to gather up some stuff for fertiliser for a Nopon. Is it worthwhile spending a while playing the game to upgrade Poppi before I leave?

Still slightly annoying that so many high levelled creatures roam the world so close to low level ones but other than that it's going great.

Also went on Yooka Laylee for a short while but sadly it's still not doing a great job of grabbing me. Shame as I really wanted to enjoy this after waiting so long for the Switch version after backing it.

I think upgrading her is worth it, it can be a bit of a slog but I found having more quests helped with this as you can pick off 2 or 3 things in the same area as you go around. Theres no huge hurry with it though, you can do it in your own time if you want to see some more of the main story.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Brerlappin » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:24 am

I keep dipping in and out of Doom 2016 again. Such a strawberry floating classic game. I honestly struggle to think of another classic series that reinvented itself after such a long hiatus so well as Doom did. It was honestly worth having a break from 2004-2016 to get a game this good. When BFG Division kicks in in the middle of a fight it just makes you want to go strawberry floating mental. I cant think of another game where the soundtrack so perfectly elevates the gameplay.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Tomous » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:40 am

The mix of the soundtrack and the gameplay is an awesome adrenaline rush. It all works together perfectly.

I need to go back to it and do another olaythrough on the harder difficulty.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Zartan » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:00 pm

I went back to play some Overwatch for the new event. I hate this game, it winds me up like nothing else.
Play ranked, everyone locks on dps, fine I'll go support/tank and get annoyed at everyone in an unbalanced team
Play Quick play, everyone locks on dps, fine I'll go support/tank and get annoyed at everyone in an unbalanced team
Play Mystery Heroes, other team gets a perfect setup, we get stomped, or have to play so hard to just lose. Even the very few hard fought victories annoy me as I feel like I have to pay the perfect game to get there

I really like the characters, and the gameplay, it is just the players that make playing the game so utter hateful

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Squinty » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:23 pm

Brerlappin wrote:I keep dipping in and out of Doom 2016 again. Such a strawberry floating classic game. I honestly struggle to think of another classic series that reinvented itself after such a long hiatus so well as Doom did. It was honestly worth having a break from 2004-2016 to get a game this good. When BFG Division kicks in in the middle of a fight it just makes you want to go strawberry floating mental. I cant think of another game where the soundtrack so perfectly elevates the gameplay.


The best part is the way the soundtrack works around glory kills. But man, that level where BFG division kicks in was awesome. The best moment in the game.

I've been really impressed by Bethesda over the last few years. Their software has been fantastic.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Brerlappin » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:35 pm

Squinty wrote:
Brerlappin wrote:I keep dipping in and out of Doom 2016 again. Such a strawberry floating classic game. I honestly struggle to think of another classic series that reinvented itself after such a long hiatus so well as Doom did. It was honestly worth having a break from 2004-2016 to get a game this good. When BFG Division kicks in in the middle of a fight it just makes you want to go strawberry floating mental. I cant think of another game where the soundtrack so perfectly elevates the gameplay.


The best part is the way the soundtrack works around glory kills. But man, that level where BFG division kicks in was awesome. The best moment in the game.

I've been really impressed by Bethesda over the last few years. Their software has been fantastic.


Yeah, Doom, Wolfenstein 1 & 2, The Evil Within, Dishonored 1 & 2, theyve been killing it for years now

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Hime » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:48 pm

Brerlappin wrote:
Squinty wrote:
Brerlappin wrote:I keep dipping in and out of Doom 2016 again. Such a strawberry floating classic game. I honestly struggle to think of another classic series that reinvented itself after such a long hiatus so well as Doom did. It was honestly worth having a break from 2004-2016 to get a game this good. When BFG Division kicks in in the middle of a fight it just makes you want to go strawberry floating mental. I cant think of another game where the soundtrack so perfectly elevates the gameplay.


The best part is the way the soundtrack works around glory kills. But man, that level where BFG division kicks in was awesome. The best moment in the game.

I've been really impressed by Bethesda over the last few years. Their software has been fantastic.


Yeah, Doom, Wolfenstein 1 & 2, The Evil Within, Dishonored 1 & 2, theyve been killing it for years now

Their post launch support is incredible, I know they charge for things but 4K patches, Switch ports and VR across such a range of technically impressive games is amazing.

Playing through Doom on a quite night shift somehow makes it even better.

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by lex-man » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:18 pm

Brerlappin wrote:I keep dipping in and out of Doom 2016 again. Such a strawberry floating classic game. I honestly struggle to think of another classic series that reinvented itself after such a long hiatus so well as Doom did. It was honestly worth having a break from 2004-2016 to get a game this good. When BFG Division kicks in in the middle of a fight it just makes you want to go strawberry floating mental. I cant think of another game where the soundtrack so perfectly elevates the gameplay.


Ninja Gaiden?

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by Trelliz » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:16 pm

This evening I started the first Uncharted on PS4 - I played through this on PS3 and it looks and runs even better on PS4 and it's been long enough that I don't remember exactly how everything goes but I often go "oh yeah, I remember this bit" when stuff happens.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Gemini73 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:20 pm

Played some more of my new F1 2016 career this evening. Race two in Bahrain, (time is a thing though, so I only do 25% of the actual race, usually between 14 and 16 laps, with three complete practice sessions to really get a feel of the track and a short qualifying session). After coming 4th in the previous race, having started 8th on the grid, I grabbed pole this time and after coming out of the pits in 6th I gained ground to hold on to P1 for the rest of the race. Happy with that.

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by DarkRula » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:23 pm

Playing one of the new ones that came recently on the Switch eShop - Rogue Aces. Having never played a game of this type before, it's actually quite fun. I doubt I'd get into other shoot 'em ups just based on this game, but there's every possibility I'll be playing this for a while.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by jawafour » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:31 am

Elex (PS4) - Started this yesterday and really enjoyed the opening couple of hours.
Pro Evolution Soccer (PS4) - I've played a few games this week and I can feel that I could easily become addicted to it again.
Bloodborne (PS4) - Uhm... I haven't actually played this for two weeks now and I'm annoyed about that. I want to return!

Plus Kart / Rocket League / Splatoon on Switch at the weekly GRcade online gaming sessions whenever I can join them :toot: . I'm also having thoughts about getting into Final Fantasy XIV Online (PS4) and The Elder Scrolls Online (PS4) again, but there is no way I could juggle this many games at once so I may have to slim down the selection a bit.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Errkal » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:02 pm

Started gears of war. I suspect I won't be getting far as the Beserker was a strawberry floater to beat, ended up grenadine the blocked doors to clear a path instead of getting the thing to attack.

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by Trelliz » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:17 pm

Asura's Wrath - Xbox 360

I got this digitally when it was on sale so buying the additional content to get the proper ending/"missing" chapters was less galling, but a thoroughly stupid practice for a game which is 80% story/cutscenes and i'm glad it doesn't seem to have become too prevalent in the industry. Its totally mad and as anime as it gets but is very enjoyable.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Ironhide » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:32 pm

lex-man wrote:
Brerlappin wrote:I keep dipping in and out of Doom 2016 again. Such a strawberry floating classic game. I honestly struggle to think of another classic series that reinvented itself after such a long hiatus so well as Doom did. It was honestly worth having a break from 2004-2016 to get a game this good. When BFG Division kicks in in the middle of a fight it just makes you want to go strawberry floating mental. I cant think of another game where the soundtrack so perfectly elevates the gameplay.


Ninja Gaiden?


Outrun 2

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by HSH28 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:34 pm

Ironhide wrote:
lex-man wrote:
Brerlappin wrote:I keep dipping in and out of Doom 2016 again. Such a strawberry floating classic game. I honestly struggle to think of another classic series that reinvented itself after such a long hiatus so well as Doom did. It was honestly worth having a break from 2004-2016 to get a game this good. When BFG Division kicks in in the middle of a fight it just makes you want to go strawberry floating mental. I cant think of another game where the soundtrack so perfectly elevates the gameplay.


Ninja Gaiden?


Outrun 2


Fallout 3

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Johnny Jalfrezi » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:16 am

I finally ditched Nioh as it really is quite bollocks and have gone back to Assassin's Creed Origins, after initially putting in 25 hours before putting it down. Fair play, it really is a great game. Yes, the narrative is a bit meh (with the odd exception) but it is just so easy to play. I don't mean that the game itself is easy (though obviously you kinda dictate that by which quests you take on), but the controls and game mechanics combine perfectly to make everything really intuitive and slick. I only wanted something to tide me over til God of War comes out, but I can see me postponing that and carrying on with Origins. Can't understand why I put it down in the first place, to be honest!

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by jawafour » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:46 am

You know, I think my enthusiasm for gaming is back. In past months I've been a bit "off" it; no particular reason but I just didn't fancy sitting down and playing much (well, beyond Kart Monday and Rocket Tuesday, anyway).

But now there are lots of games I want to dive into and that feels good :-) . Got to make sure I don't stretch that enthusiasm over too many titles at once, though.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Photek » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:57 am

Had my Sunday Merri go round in 3rd person adventures.

Played a couple of missions in AC Origins (still love bayek).

Then another couple of ones in newly 4K minted Red Dead Redemption before dipping my toe back into Sea of Thieves with my mate who is at level 30 in each of his quest types. He decks out the ship and sail nicely too. We had a 4 part lost souls quest to do, it was relaxing enough, although we had to sail AGES away to each island. Nearly sank when an island opened fire from several cannons on our approach, then 2 galleons skirted the island while we were on it, both too interested in attacking each other to pay us any heed.

We got a decent co-op thing going with me on cannons on ship while mate ran about on island kiting them towards me, unless he had the weed skellies that regen in water.

We decided upon going back to the Division seeing as we both have X1X's and its great, there's SOOOOO much to do, put World tier to 4 and now loot drops mean things. Done some search and destroy and bounty stuff, snowy New York has never looked better, it's as gorgeous as it is fun to play.

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