Currently Playing in 2018....

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by Brerlappin » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:58 am

Put a bit more time into Horizon ZD.

Its a good game, I like it, but I'm not loving it. I think its just the combat that's so far souring me on the experience. Its the one part of the game that's keeping me from really loving it I think. I hate not having a lock on to enemies as it just ends in a massive melee of enemies charging you while the camera swings around wildly. And the strawberry floating corrupted zones can do one, even at lvl 20 I attempted a lvl 18 zone and was getting oneshotted by even the shitty enemies in it. Id spend 5 minutes taking out the Fire Bellowback only to have a strawberry floating ram looking machine walk up to me and kick me once and I'm dead.
It also never specifically made clear how to get anything but fire arrows, so even now at lvl 20, I see enemies with other weaknesses (again, never fully explained so all I know are the symbols, not even the names) and I'm like "well I have these fire arrows.."
Also the missions are very straightforward "go here, scan stuff, go home", or "go here, kill stuff, go home". Doesn't seem like theres any scope for branching choices or anything, so that's disappointing. Very pretty game tho.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Death's Head » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:33 pm

Just started Cuphead. FFS, why does it need to be so difficult? Anyway, first island done and dusted.

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by lex-man » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:49 am

I bought this the other week and played a little bit of it. I don't think it's actually that great. My problem is that you don't enough time to respond to the stuff coming at you. I think the main problem is they went for a 4:3 ratio rather than a 16:9 one. I get why they did this but it makes the game way harder in a cheap and unfair way IMO. The game looks great though.

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by Death's Head » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:21 am

lex-man wrote:I bought this the other week and played a little bit of it. I don't think it's actually that great. My problem is that you don't enough time to respond to the stuff coming at you. I think the main problem is they went for a 4:3 ratio rather than a 16:9 one. I get why they did this but it makes the game way harder in a cheap and unfair way IMO. The game looks great though.
I think it is a good game, just that it has been made a little inaccessible by the difficulty level. I've only completed the first island but that was quite short. I understand that there are only 3 islands so if they aren't any bigger (but I suspect they will get more difficult) then the difficulty level may be masking a quite short game.

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by lex-man » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:58 am

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lex-man wrote:I bought this the other week and played a little bit of it. I don't think it's actually that great. My problem is that you don't enough time to respond to the stuff coming at you. I think the main problem is they went for a 4:3 ratio rather than a 16:9 one. I get why they did this but it makes the game way harder in a cheap and unfair way IMO. The game looks great though.
I think it is a good game, just that it has been made a little inaccessible by the difficulty level. I've only completed the first island but that was quite short. I understand that there are only 3 islands so if they aren't any bigger (but I suspect they will get more difficult) then the difficulty level may be masking a quite short game.


The thing is I love hard platform games. I really like Splunky, N++ and meatboy. I just can't get on with Cuphead. I'll probably have to have another go at some point but I'm just not really enjoying it.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Gemini73 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:18 pm

Was up late again last night playing some more co-op with my mate on GR Wildlands. Absolutely love this game.

Also got a good few hours of NMS in yesterday afternoon. This game has certainly come a long way.

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by Death's Head » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:39 pm

lex-man wrote:The thing is I love hard platform games. I really like Splunky, N++ and meatboy. I just can't get on with Cuphead. I'll probably have to have another go at some point but I'm just not really enjoying it.


Just been playing it a bit more and I have to say it certainly isn't fun. Frustrating and unnecessarily hard yes, fun no. I've done about 4 or 5 of the bosses on the 2nd island and neither of the run & gun levels because they seem annoying and hard. The problem is, I'm not enjoying any of the levels. It feels like the gun takes too long to kill anything and there is no way to power up. I agree with your earlier comments about the screen format, just not much space for moving about.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by jawafour » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:48 pm

Letter Quest Remastered (Switch)

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^^^ Scratch that... I'm still playing! I had underestimated how much else there was to do. I'm re-visiting each of the 40 (not 30, as I had said) stages to tackle the various challenges for each one. I've completed each of the four challenges for the first eight stages now. I don't know if I'll be able to do this for all of them but we'll see. It's great!

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Rex Kramer » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:55 pm

jawafour wrote:Letter Quest Remastered (Switch)

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^^^ Scratch that... I'm still playing! I had underestimated how much else there was to do. I'm re-visiting each of the 40 (not 30, as I had said) stages to tackle the various challenges for each one. I've completed each of the four challenges for the first eight stages now. I don't know if I'll be able to do this for all of them but we'll see. It's great!

If its anything like the Vita version then there is also an endless mode.

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by jawafour » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:58 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:If its anything like the Vita version then there is also an endless mode.

Absolutely, Rex - there is an endless mode on the menu. To be honest, I think that by the time (if/when) I "4-star" each of the stages I will be all worded out :lol: .

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by Rex Kramer » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:02 pm

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Rex Kramer wrote:If its anything like the Vita version then there is also an endless mode.

Absolutely, Rex - there is an endless mode on the menu. To be honest, I think that by the time (if/when) I "4-star" each of the stages I will be all worded out :lol: .

I think that was how I ended up, played endless mode once or twice at the most.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Brerlappin » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:05 pm

Up to the final stretch in The Witcher 2 now, just made it to Loc Muinne. Ive finally decided to put the difficulty on easy because there was jsut far too much combat (and mostly all of it unenjoyable) at the end of Part 2. There was also that horrendous flashback mission. A missionin which you can literally insta fail simply by walking in the wrong direction, or by stepping on a trap (that conveniently blends in with the ground because the scene is in black and white and the traps are barely visible black blotches on the ground, and it doesnt actually tell you when you stepped on one, so for all you knew, you just failed the mission because you had the wrong haircut or soemthing).
But, im still really strawberry floating enjoying it. The first time i played the game i never really got invested in the story much, i was lost with all the mentions of Temeria, Nilfgaard, etc, it all meant nothing to me. But this time iv'e properly paid attention and its a really good story. Its well told, intruiging, and full of political scheming that i really didnt grasp the first time out. It might be a worse game than Witcher 3, but the main quest is definitely more interesting than the search for Ciri in Witcher 3's main quest.

Also i boned Ves, which i never did before. 10/10 for that alone.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Gemini73 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:07 pm

Cleared the first area of Wildlands last night and have moved onto the next. Definitely my go to game for online shenanigans at the moment.

Got the next two days off so will start a new single player game from my back catalogue. Either Silent Hill: Downpour or Lollipop Chainsaw.

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by jawafour » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:45 pm

jawafour wrote:Letter Quest Remastered (Switch) ...I'm re-visiting each of the 40 (not 30, as I had said) stages to tackle the various challenges for each one. I've completed each of the four challenges for the first eight stages now...

Have now four-starred the first eleven stages. Suspect I'll have to become Samuel Johnson to do the lot.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Death's Head » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:20 pm

Started Alan Wake (PC) to take a breather from Cup Head. Can't remember a great deal about the story, other than his wife disappears and
the strange floating words at the end + I think it was all in his mind
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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by IAmTheSaladMan » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:42 pm

The only things I remember about Alan Wake are the bit with the stage and it being a really poor advert for Energizer batteries.

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by Death's Head » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:14 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:The only things I remember about Alan Wake are the bit with the stage and it being a really poor advert for Energizer batteries.
I'd forgotten about the Energizer batteries, still don't remember them from first time round when I saw them this time.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Dangerblade » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:36 pm

Darkest Dungeon [PS4]

I was pretty overwhelmed at first with all the different mechanics (the tutorial tooltips don't do a great job) but I think I've got a handle on the basics, at least, for now. It's a lot of fun and you need to put genuine thought into pretty much every single decision you make; which characters to use, which order to put them in, which attacks to use, what items to use and when, is this dude too stressed, should I use a torch etc etc etc. Enjoying it a lot but I feel it's going to be too hard for me to beat as I'm generally pretty bad at strategy games. I'll end up trying to tank it and getting my ass kicked.

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by Saint of Killers » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:03 pm

Once again without anything substantial to keep me hooked after being done with the excellent AC:Origins. Danganronpa: UDG was just too ropey looking, and couldn't convince anyone to play Tekken 7 with me :lol: :cry: Am hoping Dead Rising 4 will do the trick but I dunno if I cba. The prologue was garbage.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by IAmTheSaladMan » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:38 pm

I went back to Titan Quest last night after hitting a brick wall in a side quest with an impossibly hard boss late last year. I levelled up a few times and got some better gear so I’m now past where I was stuck and have just finished the first act.

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