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Re: Currently Playing in 2018....

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:12 am
by Octoroc
I've been playing Enter The Gungeon and Celeste. Both great games, but also very demanding and in this heat and humidity I can't spend much time playing them before I need a break.

I noticed last night that Burnout: Paradise was on the PS Store for just twelve pounds.

So now I'm playing that and having a grand old time. :toot:

Re: Currently Playing in 2018....

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:12 pm
by Godzilla
Dead Cells - PS4 - it's bloody perfect. Castlevania meets Metroid meets dark souls. Everyone should play it. Has an amiga game vibe to it too which elevates it even higher.

Re: Currently Playing in 2018....

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:28 am
by RichardUK
Just started Life is Strange:Before the Storm but have already missed a graffiti achievement so I look like starting again

Re: Currently Playing in 2018....

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:42 am
by jawafour
Godzilla wrote:Dead Cells... Has an amiga game vibe to it too which elevates it even higher.

I'm even keener to try this out now, Godzilla :lol: . I missed the discounted download price offer on the Switch version and so I'm going for the cart version which launches next Friday. I'm looking forward to it!

Re: Currently Playing in 2018....

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:04 am
by Parksey
Salt and Sanctuary.

I really like the Castlevania aspects of this - the large, interconnected map, the powers that unlock new areas, the levelling up etc.

What I find more annyoying are the Dark Souls aspects. It's not as satisfying combat-wise on a 2D scale and a lot of attacks and enemies feel cheap. I've been one-shotted a lot more than in the Soulsbornes titles and invisible enemies or ones which send you flying upon being hit frustrate me. The latter largely because 90% of my deaths must have been from falling down massive pits. The game map unfortunately seems to stuff big drops everywhere.

The level design isn't quite as clever as Dark Souls either, relying a lot on simple switches and locked doors creating shortcuts. As it's 2D as well, you like a sense of place or the world coiling around itself again and leading you back to aj area in a surprising way. The world also looks quite dark and samey too

It's been decent but I would likely rather play Dark Souls again, or a proper Metroidvania.

Re: Currently Playing in 2018....

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:19 am
by IAmTheSaladMan
Pokémon Yellow Version via emulator. My brother informed me he had found my old Pokémon Red cartridge yesterday and surprisingly enough my old save file with a tonne of Pokeymans in storage is still intact. The whole conversation got me wanting to play some first gen Pokémon so I gave Yellow Version a blast. I got to Viridian Forest before calling it a night.

Re: Currently Playing in 2018....

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:28 pm
by Vermilion
Finally defeated a Mr Shakedown the other day...


Re: Currently Playing in 2018....

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:19 pm
by SugarDave
I'm about 20 hours into Planescape: Torment and while it starts fairly slow (not helped by my habit of destroying the pacing in RPGs by checking every corner), it's beginning to really grip me now. Annah has just joined my party and I'm about to head to the area where she collected my corpse.

The world is so inventive and the dialogue is excellent. The other night, a solid 30 minutes of one play session consisted of discussing the Planes of Existence with a dude in a bar. :lol:

Re: Currently Playing in 2018....

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:11 pm
by Kriken
Having a blast with WarioWare Gold. Reminding me of how much I loved Touched and Smooth Moves which I played the crap out of back in the day. Lots of rehashed content here but there is enough new stuff. Liking the fully voiced cutscenes too. I really took to the charming cast of characters when I first played this series, so it's neat seeing what they're getting up to now... I need to check out Game & Wario, Twisted, and actually properly play the first game.

Also turned on my PSP today for the first time in forever, to check if I still had Symphony of the Night on it, and found I still had Valkyria Chronicles 2. Thought I had deleted the game or its save but it's still there. I gave up on it a while ago, then later thought it was a pity since I was so far into it. I want to get back into it now, just to wrap it up.

Re: Currently Playing in 2018....

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:37 am
by Trelliz
Vermilion wrote:Finally defeated a Mr Shakedown the other day...



I defeated Majima's Mr Shakedown last night, the cash boost early on was well-received.

Re: Currently Playing in 2018....

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:07 am
by IAmTheSaladMan
Pokémon Yellow Version. I beat Brock last night, on the first attempt no less which I really wasn’t expecting with Pikachu as the starter. The devs clearly knew that cool as it might seem starting with Pikachu would hamstring the player once they reach Brock so they let you catch a Mankey just west of Viridian City and since rock type is weak against fighting type Mankey’s Low Kick makes short work of Brock’s Geodude and Onix.

Re: Currently Playing in 2018....

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:51 am
by Tafdolphin
SugarDave wrote:I'm about 20 hours into Planescape: Torment and while it starts fairly slow (not helped by my habit of destroying the pacing in RPGs by checking every corner), it's beginning to really grip me now. Annah has just joined my party and I'm about to head to the area where she collected my corpse.

The world is so inventive and the dialogue is excellent. The other night, a solid 30 minutes of one play session consisted of discussing the Planes of Existence with a dude in a bar. :lol:


Best narrative game ever made.

Re: Currently Playing in 2018....

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:19 pm
by Tragic Magic
Limoncello and Mafia 3 :datass:

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Re: Currently Playing in 2018....

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:36 pm
by Squinty
Okami HD. The first hour and a half is kinda 'eh', game truly starts to shine when you unlock more abilities. I'm in the forest level.

Really charming game. Glad to revisit it after all these years.

Re: Currently Playing in 2018....

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:06 pm
by Robbo-92
Doing EV training in Ultra Moon via Poké Pelago, anyone know if the play sessions continue when the system is turned off or does it need to be left in sleep?

Also trying to go back to Xenoblade Chronicles 2, shamefully dropping it down to easy to see if it improves my enjoyment of it.

Re: Currently Playing in 2018....

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:39 pm
by Kriken
Robbo-92 wrote:Doing EV training in Ultra Moon via Poké Pelago, anyone know if the play sessions continue when the system is turned off or does it need to be left in sleep?

I assume it continues when the system is off. I don't think I used it much myself, but all the other Poké Pelago stuff works that way.

Honestly though for EV training I'd just use SOS-chaining in combination with EV-boosting held-items. You can max out EVs for stats very quickly, and I mean very quickly. Like if I recall correctly I was able to max out Speed EVs on a Pokémon in about 5-10 minutes by SOS-chaining Zubats at a certain spot.

You can easily find a guide for it online and it's pretty simple - to get your head around, set up and then do it.

Re: Currently Playing in 2018....

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:04 pm
by Robbo-92
Kriken wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:Doing EV training in Ultra Moon via Poké Pelago, anyone know if the play sessions continue when the system is turned off or does it need to be left in sleep?

I assume it continues when the system is off. I don't think I used it much myself, but all the other Poké Pelago stuff works that way.

Honestly though for EV training I'd just use SOS-chaining in combination with EV-boosting held-items. You can max out EVs for stats very quickly, and I mean very quickly. Like if I recall correctly I was able to max out Speed EVs on a Pokémon in about 5-10 minutes by SOS-chaining Zubats at a certain spot.

You can easily find a guide for it online and it's pretty simple - to get your head around, set up and then do it.


Heard about doing it that way but I've never looked into it, sounds like I should do.

Good thing about Poké Pelago is you can set off a group of upto 18 Pokémon and using beans they'll be max EV's in one stat after about 15 hours so ideal for doing overnight for example. Not quick though!

Re: Currently Playing in 2018....

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:24 pm
by Peter Crisp
SugarDave wrote:I'm about 20 hours into Planescape: Torment and while it starts fairly slow (not helped by my habit of destroying the pacing in RPGs by checking every corner), it's beginning to really grip me now. Annah has just joined my party and I'm about to head to the area where she collected my corpse.

The world is so inventive and the dialogue is excellent. The other night, a solid 30 minutes of one play session consisted of discussing the Planes of Existence with a dude in a bar. :lol:


It also uses the best version of the D&D rules which is 2nd edition.
Just remember that Drow items disintegrate in sunlight so while they may seem all powerful they do have drawbacks.

Re: Currently Playing in 2018....

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:03 pm
by Darkstalker90
Final Fight Streetwise on the PS2. Take away the Final Fight name and it's actually a lot of fun with many so-bad-it's-awesome moments. I can see how all the swearing, dark gangsta vibes and hookers asking if Kyle (the main character) "wants a shag?" in a posh English accent annoyed Final Fight purists but the game itself...is totally not the trainwreck I was expecting after all the bad stuff I have heard on it over the years.

The only BS so far is the save system which can FOAD as far as I am concerned.

Re: Currently Playing in 2018....

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:54 pm
by Kriken
Valkyria Chronicles 2 is more fun than I remember it being. Might even check out 3 when I'm done with it (3 was Japan-only but there's a fan-translation available).