Currently Playing in 2018....

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by Gemini73 » Sun May 06, 2018 11:27 pm

Death's Head wrote:Just started Spec Ops: The Line on PC (recent freebie :P ). Only one chapter in but so far, OK.


I enjoyed Spec Ops when it was first released. Good game.

“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 Gemini73 » Mon May 07, 2018 11:34 am

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 allowed the Wife to drag me out looking for a new sofa set to just pull me away from the game. :dread: :lol:

Oh, and played some more of the excellent AC Origins until the early hours this morning.

“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 jawafour » Mon May 07, 2018 2:32 pm

You know... I'm totes fed-up of being rubbish at games :( .

I love playing PES but I'm now always drawing or losing. I want to really get into Elder Scrolls Online and Final Fantasy XIV Online but I barely know anything about the game mechanics or what to do. Bloodborne was *really* challenging and I was pleased with my staying-power up unti the Cleric Beast; but CB was just too frustrating.

[Stamps feet in annoyance]

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by Hime » Mon May 07, 2018 2:55 pm

jawafour wrote:You know... I'm totes fed-up of being rubbish at games :( .

I love playing PES but I'm now always drawing or losing. I want to really get into Elder Scrolls Online and Final Fantasy XIV Online but I barely know anything about the game mechanics or what to do. Bloodborne was *really* challenging and I was pleased with my staying-power up unti the Cleric Beast; but CB was just too frustrating.

[Stamps feet in annoyance]

Why not play something a bit more (for lack of a better word) casual. I know they get a bit of stick now but the Ubisoft open world games are a nice mix of empowering and rewarding, AC Origins is definitely worth a go.

*quick edit* Recommending a 40 hour game to Jawa :fp: :lol:

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by jawafour » Mon May 07, 2018 3:20 pm

Hime wrote:...*quick edit* Recommending a 40 hour game to Jawa :fp: :lol:

:lol: . I can do some "hardcore" / "big" games... I completed the main campaign of VVVVVV and discovered every location / item in Mad Max. But, generally, I find "fast action" hurdles to be too high.

I think I need to just concentrate on a couple of games rather than flitting about. I'll probs carry on playing PES and ESO as my main games, with Kart and Rocket League just for the great GRCades online sessions.

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by sawyerpip » Mon May 07, 2018 4:17 pm

jawafour wrote:You know... I'm totes fed-up of being rubbish at games :( .

I love playing PES but I'm now always drawing or losing. I want to really get into Elder Scrolls Online and Final Fantasy XIV Online but I barely know anything about the game mechanics or what to do. Bloodborne was *really* challenging and I was pleased with my staying-power up unti the Cleric Beast; but CB was just too frustrating.

[Stamps feet in annoyance]


If you're tempted to give Bloodborne another go, it's probably worth knowing that you don't have to beat the Cleric Beast. That end of the bridge is a dead end so you don't unlock anything when you beat him.

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by jawafour » Mon May 07, 2018 5:29 pm

sawyerpip wrote:If you're tempted to give Bloodborne another go, it's probably worth knowing that...

:shock: .

:shock: .

But... how do you get to the next part of the game if you don't tackle CB? (Don't tell me!). Appreciate the tip although, tbh, I wouldn't feel right advancing in the game if I didn't defeat CB.

For now, though, 'Borne will remain paused. At the moment I'll stick with PES and ESO / FF XIV and just try to git gud.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Gemini73 » Mon May 07, 2018 5:45 pm

Hime wrote:
jawafour wrote:You know... I'm totes fed-up of being rubbish at games :( .

I love playing PES but I'm now always drawing or losing. I want to really get into Elder Scrolls Online and Final Fantasy XIV Online but I barely know anything about the game mechanics or what to do. Bloodborne was *really* challenging and I was pleased with my staying-power up unti the Cleric Beast; but CB was just too frustrating.

[Stamps feet in annoyance]

Why not play something a bit more (for lack of a better word) casual. I know they get a bit of stick now but the Ubisoft open world games are a nice mix of empowering and rewarding, AC Origins is definitely worth a go.

*quick edit* Recommending a 40 hour game to Jawa :fp: :lol:



Playing AC Origins myself at the mo. Definitely worth playing. One of the best games of this generation as far as I'm concerned and as as Hime says, it's nice and easy to pick up and play.

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by Hime » Mon May 07, 2018 9:54 pm

jawafour wrote:
Hime wrote:...*quick edit* Recommending a 40 hour game to Jawa :fp: :lol:

:lol: . I can do some "hardcore" / "big" games... I completed the main campaign of VVVVVV and discovered every location / item in Mad Max. But, generally, I find "fast action" hurdles to be too high.

I think I need to just concentrate on a couple of games rather than flitting about. I'll probs carry on playing PES and ESO as my main games, with Kart and Rocket League just for the great GRCades online sessions.

We have a weird completionist thing in gaming in that not finishing a game is seen as failure and inexplicably burden ourselves with to do lists. Obviously there is a balance as it's easy to get in a state of trying something for 5 minutes and moving onto the next thing but it's fine to say "this isn't for me" and move on.

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by jawafour » Mon May 07, 2018 10:31 pm

Hime wrote:We have a weird completionist thing in gaming in that not finishing a game is seen as failure and inexplicably burden ourselves with to do lists. Obviously there is a balance as it's easy to get in a state of trying something for 5 minutes and moving onto the next thing but it's fine to say "this isn't for me" and move on.

True, Hime. Yeah, a bit of further thought and I basically think "Ah, so what - just play what you want to, when you want to!".

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by Gemini73 » Tue May 08, 2018 12:24 am

jawafour wrote:
Hime wrote:We have a weird completionist thing in gaming in that not finishing a game is seen as failure and inexplicably burden ourselves with to do lists. Obviously there is a balance as it's easy to get in a state of trying something for 5 minutes and moving onto the next thing but it's fine to say "this isn't for me" and move on.

True, Hime. Yeah, a bit of further thought and I basically think "Ah, so what - just play what you want to, when you want to!".


Completely agree. I've tried to do the whole 'must complete this game before moving onto the next' but it just doesn't work for me. I got more than half a dozen games on the go at the moment and no doubt, as the week unfolds, I'll add a few more to that pile. Just play whatever takes your mood at the time.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Seven » Tue May 08, 2018 6:32 am

After a while of grinding for gold/enemies killed on Fairy Fencer F (going for all achievements) I've decided to take break and started Clannad as of hour ago. So far I'm enjoying it.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Parksey » Tue May 08, 2018 6:46 am

Jawa, why don't you play a bit of Bloodborne and level.up some more? Practice your dodging, attacks and stuff like that, farming some souls, items and improving your stats? What level are you at the moment?

How many actual attempts have you made at the CB? Because if it's less than half a dozen, you're still basically learning how to fight it. It's not that it's two difficult, it's that you don't know what you're doing. But improving your stats will at least give you more protection from mistakes. I'm thinking specifically improving either your health (so you can take more hits) or your stamina (so you can get more hits in and dodge more before tiring).

The thing is, it's not a game where you can just have one attempt a boss and then put the game down for a few days. If you take an extended break you might find yourself worse off than before.

There's also the thing in Dark Souls where the first boss is often one of the most difficult. You might find you kill some later on on your first and second go.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Gemini73 » Tue May 08, 2018 7:35 am

The Cleric Beast is a bastard, as is those first few hours of Bloodborne. Not that it gets easier, but as with all these games you'll eventually find your flow and feel more prepared.

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by Photek » Tue May 08, 2018 11:00 am

PUBG has taken over all my game time. :fp: Played it for 6 hours last night and Saturday night. The fact that there's now a test server with a new map and also because every game turns out different means we just keep playing 'one more time'. After it's 13 updates it's now running great and with more to come before release it just keeps things interesting, not least the fact we'll have 2 maps this month and 2 more to come over the next few.

Away from that though I've found some time for Sea of Thieves, despite it's content flaws, it's still one of the prettiest games around and I now like to listen to a good podcast or the radio via Xbox Apps in the background while I sail about. The quick guide is easy to higher and lower the audio of whatever you're listening to so I adjust it some times if I'm on an island so I can hear skellies. It's an MMO but entirely free of MMO tropes, quite the feat.

For Honor was free this weekend and I played an hour of it, the mp impressed me so much I picked it up in the sale for €17.50. Went back to Gears 4, I kinda grew bored of it on release at end of Act 2 but now with the spawn enemies it's great again. It looks absolutely ridiculous on X1X and that's on performance mode, can't wait to see it on a 4K TV, it's stunning to look at and all the mayhem running at 60fps!

Can't get enough of those Lancer kills.

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by Squinty » Tue May 08, 2018 11:08 am

I was playing Wolfenstein The New Colossus and I got to a particularly important story point, only for it to crash mid save. Now I can't get into my profile to play it. Eugh.

It's pretty good as well, I'm definitely not playing through all that again to get to where I was though. Might give it a few years, pick it up on PC.

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by The Watching Artist » Tue May 08, 2018 11:09 am

Parksey wrote:There's also the thing in Dark Souls where the first boss is often one of the most difficult.

Weirdly of the 3 Souls games I've played I've beaten the first boss at my first attempt each time.

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by Jamo3103 » Tue May 08, 2018 1:40 pm

Uncharted: Lost Legacy

Think I'm coming towards the end now but I've been absolutely loving this, it's a remarkably pretty game and I feel they've balanced the action, story-telling and puzzles really well. It's also a refreshing change to playing as someone other than Nathan and I think both Chloe and Nadine make for brilliant protagonists. Will be quite gutted once it's over!

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by Lotus » Tue May 08, 2018 8:31 pm

Just started Super Mario Bros 2. Never played it before. Pretty weird isn't it. Not bad, just...odd. It's not holding my interest like Super Mario Bros did.

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by Seven » Tue May 08, 2018 11:37 pm

Clannad is still holding my interest, it's quite slow going but I'm enjoying how heartwarming it is (although it does have moments where I cringed at, ha). Which makes me dread the moment as I know it's meant to be very sad game :slol:

That being said I've read that it could take 80 to 100 hours to finish :o (With all routes etc, maybe more if want to get everything) I think I'll have to add another game to mix for variety over next few days.

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