Currently Playing in 2021

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Knoyleo
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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2021
by Knoyleo » Mon May 03, 2021 9:36 am

The Longing

This has to be one of the most zen games I've played in ages. It's got some idle mechanics, but there's so far always been some more exploring or whatever to get on with, and it's just such a chilled out game. The time mechanic is such a great manifestation of the narrative theme of the game, making it really satisfying to jump in, explore the caves at a leisurely pace, and really take your time soaking up the mood, before returning home to check out your new decorations.

If anyone hasn't played this yet and is considering it, go in knowing as little as possible, and don't look anything up as you go. Just accept that it's slow paced, and in time, you'll find what you need and how to get it.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2021
by Lotus » Mon May 03, 2021 12:43 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:You should do the Dark Brotherhood questline in Oblivion. It is excellent.

Will do. I don't remember killing an 'innocent', but apparently that's the requirement for the guy from the Dark Brotherhood to come visit you (which he has done) so I must've inadvertedly killed someone. :slol:

Still doing the Oblivion gates. :fp:

There's Kvatch, Bruma, Chorrol, Anvil, Bravil, and I'm assuming there's at least two more in the two other cities I need to recruit help from. Trying to do other quests in between to break up the tedium. Think I've put 45 hours into the game so far, which is crazy, as it feels like about half of that.

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Lotus wrote:The Room
I'm enjoying this. Not too much to say other than it's a good puzzler and satisfying to progress through.


The 2nd and 3rd games are really good too, haven't played the latest two though (one's VR only and I haven't bought the other yet).

Yeah I actually bought the second and third games at the same time as the first, think it was some kind of bundle where they were insanely cheap, and they all had good reviews, so thought it was worth a punt. I'm enjoying it for sure.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2021
by Zilnad » Mon May 03, 2021 1:01 pm

The orc who asks you to kill him during the arena fight counts as an "innocent". Maybe that's why the Dark Brotherhood contacted you?

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2021
by Mafro » Mon May 03, 2021 4:31 pm

This was very ballsy of me.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2021
by GrinWithoutaKat » Tue May 04, 2021 11:40 am

Still loving MGS V, although part of me thinks if an obviously unfinished game is this good, just how good could it have been if things did not go tits up between Kojima and Konami.

I kind of hope the rumours of a remake for MGS and remasters for the others are true as I really want to go back to them now. This is just reminding me how much I love them and this insane/epic story that spans over 50 years. MGS3 in particular might just be my favourite game of all time. It nailed the idea of showing us what made the villain turn, and it was around the same time the final Star Wars prequel film came out, which I thought did a terrible job of trying to do the same thing. On top of that, the fight with the Boss is probably my favourite boss fight in any game.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2021
by Memento Mori » Tue May 04, 2021 12:22 pm

After over twenty years I've finally completed Diddy Kong Racing. Final boss and Future Funland silver coin challenges are easy once you've unlocked TT.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2021
by Lotus » Thu May 06, 2021 12:02 pm

Memento Mori wrote:After over twenty years I've finally completed Diddy Kong Racing. Final boss and Future Funland silver coin challenges are easy once you've unlocked TT.

Such a good game, I've lost count of how many times I've played through it. :wub:

Got a few games on the go still at the moment...

Oblivion
I've finally completed the main quest on this. It was...okay. The Oblivion gates were absolute rubbish though, as I've mentioned many times. :slol: I think I did 8 of them in total, all as part of the main quest line, and I just can't imagine why they thought they were fun or a good idea to make them so repetitive and similar. The final battle was quite cool though, although the numbers of enemies were actually ridiculous. At several points I pretty much became trapped in some areas because I was just swarmed by so many enemies that I couldn't move or jump. :fp:

I went to the Arena after completing the main quest, which I get the feeling I should've done much earlier in the game. I blitzed through the whole thing, barely losing any health along the way. An absolute piece of piss. I think I'm going to take a break for a bit now, having put about 55 hours into the game, but will come back at some point and do the Dark Brotherhood quests, maybe the Thieves' Guild, some more exploring, and I've got the two expansions to do as well.

The Room
Progressing through this nicely, but I have to be in the right mood. I get pretty absorbed with it when I'm playing though.

Jydge
I've just started this. Looks fairly nice, the soundtrack's pretty good, and there seem to be plenty of options for upgrades. Some of the conditions for unlocking stages seem a bit tight, but it's perhaps too early to really judge (ha). I've enjoyed my first hour or so with it though.


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