Currently Playing in 2018....

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by Brerlappin » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:19 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Yeah, apparently the PC version is notoriously...bad

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/0 ... red-fixes/

Finished Point Prometheus...the drop-off in quality is so incredibly noticeable here. The level design is bad, the gameplay is bad, the mission is bad. I'd also forgotten how terrible the Big Daddy vision is. It's the worst implementation of helmet vision ever.


The PC version was free for anyone who owned Bioshock, which by 2017, was pretty much everyone on steam. So why bother spending resources to fix it when no ones paying for it? Personally i didnt have any major issues with it, it was mostly fine, my only big complaint was some of the audio is strawberry floating dreadfully low quality (esp the title menu, it literally sounds like listening to a video on a nokia phone circa 2004 quality).

But yeah everything post meeting Ryan is literally trash. Bioshock should have ended there.

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:24 pm

Brerlappin wrote:But yeah everything post meeting Ryan is literally trash. Bioshock should have ended there.


I really do think the Apollo Square/Residence district is really well done. Suchong's Clinic and Fontaine's Home for the Poor are some of the creepiest locales in the game, and the fancy housing complex has some of the best side-story payoffs too. Unfortunately it's saddled with a terrible gameplay mechanic which does nothing but make the intensified combat worse, but the level itself is great.

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by DarkRula » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:29 pm

I think the most fun I've had in GTA V is going into Director mode - invincibility and no wanted level - stealing a car off the street, and driving up and down the beach and promenade and seeing how long it takes for the pedestrians to total the car. Either that, or going on a rampage with invincibility and explosive melee.

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by Brerlappin » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:30 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Brerlappin wrote:But yeah everything post meeting Ryan is literally trash. Bioshock should have ended there.


I really do think the Apollo Square/Residence district is really well done. Suchong's Clinic and Fontaine's Home for the Poor are some of the creepiest locales in the game, and the fancy housing complex has some of the best side-story payoffs too. Unfortunately it's saddled with a terrible gameplay mechanic which does nothing but make the intensified combat worse, but the level itself is great.


Yeah i do like those areas, its more that generally by the time i get there im already kinda tired of the game. And those areas just have so many bots, security cameras and enemies theyre a real chore. Also by the time you get there it always jsut hangs over me that ill have to do the Big Daddy section pretty soon which always puts a downer on it. I do love Atlas' apartment too tho. The giant stuffed bear and Mario Lanzas 'oh danny boy' playing when you walk in are great. Even the museum area where you do the Big Daddy section looks cool, but the gameplay is pure gooseberry fool. That final third could have beenw hittled down to an hours worth of gameplay and nothing of value would have been lost

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by Cal » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:05 pm

Dragon Quest XI Echoes of an Elusive Age (PS4 Pro version)

Stunning. Beautiful. A genuine 'video game as art' contender, imo. Charming beyond words. It's the only Dragon Quest game I've ever played or owned, but I'm very impressed (in case you can't already tell). The only thing that lets it down for me is the music. It's just not doing it for me. I want the lush, syrupy sugar bomb score of something like FFXIII here! Instead, we have a boring, tedious score that I just have to switch off (along with the painful English voice-acting).

Other than that - a tremendous JRPG and one I read has been very successful in the West for Square. I can see why.

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:21 pm

Brerlappin wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:
Brerlappin wrote:But yeah everything post meeting Ryan is literally trash. Bioshock should have ended there.


I really do think the Apollo Square/Residence district is really well done. Suchong's Clinic and Fontaine's Home for the Poor are some of the creepiest locales in the game, and the fancy housing complex has some of the best side-story payoffs too. Unfortunately it's saddled with a terrible gameplay mechanic which does nothing but make the intensified combat worse, but the level itself is great.


Yeah i do like those areas, its more that generally by the time i get there im already kinda tired of the game. And those areas just have so many bots, security cameras and enemies theyre a real chore. Also by the time you get there it always jsut hangs over me that ill have to do the Big Daddy section pretty soon which always puts a downer on it. I do love Atlas' apartment too tho. The giant stuffed bear and Mario Lanzas 'oh danny boy' playing when you walk in are great. Even the museum area where you do the Big Daddy section looks cool, but the gameplay is pure gooseberry fool. That final third could have beenw hittled down to an hours worth of gameplay and nothing of value would have been lost


Tom Francis, of Gunpoint and Heat Signature fame, wrote an alternative ending to BS starting from the Ryan encounter, which I always thought was great.

https://www.pentadact.com/2009-04-15-ending-bioshock/

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Pacman » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:55 pm

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Pacman wrote:Overcooked. One of the best games I've ever played. We're on the final boss and it's been so fun every step of the way!!!

Keep talking and nobody explodes. Fun!!!!!

Night in the Woods. Not that far into it but very interesting so far. My kinda game!

Spiderman. Best AAA I've played in YEARS.


So a pretty slow and boring time for you with videogames at the moment then

I started yet another Skyrim character last night on Switch, with the sole intention of murdering everyone. I've already butchered everyone in Riverwood and have just cleaned up everything immediately surrounding Whiterun. Level 8 now so I'm starting to get confident I could storm the gate of the city itself.

Essential characters are still the worst. I miss New Vegas every day.

Overcooked is some of the most fun I've had with video games ever ever ever. But the others, I can see how some people wouldn't be into each of them. Ironically I got bored of my Skyrim re-playthrough a couple months ago and haven't had the will to pick it up again yet. But I will. Probably/maybe.

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by OrangeRKN » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:57 pm

The good news is you have Overcooked 2 waiting once you finish the first game :toot:

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by Pacman » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:26 pm

I can't wait honestly, just need a couple more tries at feeding that giant strawberry floating spaghetti monster :D Is there a GR crew of Overcooked 2 players?

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by Rex Kramer » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:25 pm

Picked up The Goonies pback for Lego Dimensions from Smyths for £7.50. Worth every penny just to do a truffle shuffle. It's really good as well.

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by Squinty » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:56 pm

Samus Returns. This is a real 7/10 if there was one. It's extremely competent in a lot of ways, but there's nothing really standout about it so far. The pacing is a bit too slow, I feel like the new abilities take too long to get. Parry mechanic, while fairly inoffensive, is used way too much. The areas just don't do it for me.

Still glad the released a Metroid game, and it's better than Zero Mission, so that's plus.

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by Ironhide » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:03 pm

Ironhide wrote:Hexyz Force

Relatively obscure PSP JRPG with some nice anime cutscenes, haven't spent much time with it yet but seems pretty good so far. The visuals are nice and chunky, very similar in style to the brilliant Jeanne D'Arc.

Its supposedly quite short though, even with two separate story campaigns but after spending 120+ hours on Persona 3 I think something lighter will be a good thing before I start Disgaea 5 in the next couple of weeks.


Think i'm nearing the end of the story campaign I'm playing, around 25 hours so far and I think I've probably missed out a few sidequests along the way.

Its been fairly decent if a little bit too easy.

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by Gemini73 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:55 pm

Was having a sort through some stuff in what was our study, (which is now being transformed into my eldest's bedroom), when I stumbled across a PC disc of Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project. So I installed it.

It's an absolute riot. :D

Also been playing Journey.

I'm not really sure what to make of it. I'm not bored by it, but I'm not particularly enthralled by it either.

“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 Brerlappin » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:26 pm

Ive finished Resi 7 a bunch of times previously and loved it, but I don't ever remember being as aggravated by it as I am on this attempt. I thought it would be good pre Halloween gaming but its just driving me up the strawberry floating wall now. As a first person shooter its pure gooseberry fool. The aiming is so slow, and the molded zigzag and stagger around so much headshots are incredibly difficult to land with any consistency. And the strawberry floating banana splits just eat ammo. I didn't get the shotgun until AFTER going through the basement which made it even more of a nightmare. And this banana spliting strawberry floating chainsaw boss fight. Oh my strawberry float who thought this was a good idea?? Its not bad enough that he respawns about 50,000 times, movement is so slow, blocking is so slow, everything is so strawberry floating slooooooow that it makes trying to run around this room a pain in the god damn taint, the fov is so narrow you cant see where he is unless hes in your face, and on my last attempt I strawberry floating had the bastard only for him to chainsaw my head off at the last second because I was trying to fiddle around in the strawberry floating inventory to use a bloody herb because you cant quick select while holding the strawberry floating chainsaw. /rant

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by Tafdolphin » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:20 pm

Brerlappin wrote:Ive finished Resi 7 a bunch of times previously and loved it, but I don't ever remember being as aggravated by it as I am on this attempt. I thought it would be good pre Halloween gaming but its just driving me up the strawberry floating wall now. As a first person shooter its pure gooseberry fool. The aiming is so slow, and the molded zigzag and stagger around so much headshots are incredibly difficult to land with any consistency. And the strawberry floating banana splits just eat ammo. I didn't get the shotgun until AFTER going through the basement which made it even more of a nightmare. And this banana spliting strawberry floating chainsaw boss fight. Oh my strawberry float who thought this was a good idea?? Its not bad enough that he respawns about 50,000 times, movement is so slow, blocking is so slow, everything is so strawberry floating slooooooow that it makes trying to run around this room a pain in the god damn taint, the fov is so narrow you cant see where he is unless hes in your face, and on my last attempt I strawberry floating had the bastard only for him to chainsaw my head off at the last second because I was trying to fiddle around in the strawberry floating inventory to use a bloody herb because you cant quick select while holding the strawberry floating chainsaw. /rant


I can't imagine going through that game again. I loved the strawberry float out of it, but it very much felt like a once only experience which, after you've experienced all its tricks the first time round, probably wouldn't be much fun.

As for me, I'm just finishing off BioShock 2 and am coming away pleasantly surprised. I remember enjoying the game when I first played it but being disappointed by its take on Rapture and the story it presented, both of which were lesser versions of the original. All of this remains true, but in the opposite manner of something like Resi 7 I'm finding that having previously experienced this disappointment means I can put it to one side and concentrate on enjoying the gameplay. Which is legitimately excellent. I read a review of it that summed the game up as being a better game but a worse experience, which I agree with entirely.

Also, unlike BS1, the last third of BS2 is actually its strongest section. The pure chaos you are able to unleash, especially in conjunction with Eleanor, is a pure strawberry floating joy to behold.

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by Squinty » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:29 pm

There's a lot I didn't like in Resident Evil 7. I didn't like 5 or 6, I was hoping for something that would get the series back to its former glory. The game just didn't deliver for me.

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by Rik_ » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:53 pm

Been blazing through Ratchet and Clank PS4 over the past few days and really enjoying it. The gameplay is great and the world design is absolutely superb. I especially loved Gaspar, I was expecting the jetpack to just allow you to hover a bit off the ground to go over lava pits and stuff, not enable full flight, so it was a nice surprise when the map opened up so much.
Only problem I have is that it just seems so bland and soulless story/character wise compared to the originals. Ratchet is just your standard peppy kids movie hero, Clank is massively underused, Qwark's been completely flanderised (I swear he wasn't *this* much of an idiot/transparent fake before) and some of the dialogue is just cringeworthy. I kind of expected it going in since I watched the film a while ago and didn't think all that much of it, although maybe all of this is just me putting on my rose-tinted glasses given how I played the first one to death when I was little.

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by Brerlappin » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:33 am

Tafdolphin wrote:
Brerlappin wrote:Ive finished Resi 7 a bunch of times previously and loved it, but I don't ever remember being as aggravated by it as I am on this attempt. I thought it would be good pre Halloween gaming but its just driving me up the strawberry floating wall now. As a first person shooter its pure gooseberry fool. The aiming is so slow, and the molded zigzag and stagger around so much headshots are incredibly difficult to land with any consistency. And the strawberry floating banana splits just eat ammo. I didn't get the shotgun until AFTER going through the basement which made it even more of a nightmare. And this banana spliting strawberry floating chainsaw boss fight. Oh my strawberry float who thought this was a good idea?? Its not bad enough that he respawns about 50,000 times, movement is so slow, blocking is so slow, everything is so strawberry floating slooooooow that it makes trying to run around this room a pain in the god damn taint, the fov is so narrow you cant see where he is unless hes in your face, and on my last attempt I strawberry floating had the bastard only for him to chainsaw my head off at the last second because I was trying to fiddle around in the strawberry floating inventory to use a bloody herb because you cant quick select while holding the strawberry floating chainsaw. /rant


I can't imagine going through that game again. I loved the strawberry float out of it, but it very much felt like a once only experience which, after you've experienced all its tricks the first time round, probably wouldn't be much fun.

As for me, I'm just finishing off BioShock 2 and am coming away pleasantly surprised. I remember enjoying the game when I first played it but being disappointed by its take on Rapture and the story it presented, both of which were lesser versions of the original. All of this remains true, but in the opposite manner of something like Resi 7 I'm finding that having previously experienced this disappointment means I can put it to one side and concentrate on enjoying the gameplay. Which is legitimately excellent. I read a review of it that summed the game up as being a better game but a worse experience, which I agree with entirely.

Also, unlike BS1, the last third of BS2 is actually its strongest section. The pure chaos you are able to unleash, especially in conjunction with Eleanor, is a pure strawberry floating joy to behold.


And i just beat him first try without even taking a single hit :lol:
I love RE7, i think this is my thirst time going through it, it doesnt have much replay value alright but i was jsut looking for good Halloween gaming.

I keep meaning to replay BS2 with the remastered version. It was a good game alright, its just hard to follow up the original.

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by Photek » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:44 am

BS2 is the best Bioshock game, I finished Minerva’s den and I was dissapointed, kinda guessed the ending, most of it anyway. Still great compared to Infinite tho but I like BS2 because it’s the only Bioshock to not really have any bad levels/area’s

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:48 am

Destiny on PS4. I stopped playing this originally before any of the DLC came out as I felt there just wasn’t enough there to keep me interested. Going back to the complete version of the game I’m enjoying it far more now.

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