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Re: Currently Playing

Post by The Jackal » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:17 pm

Still playing Clear Sky.

It's good, but I want it to be over now.
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Re: Currently Playing

Post by Abs_McBain » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:12 pm

I want to play Ace Combat 7, but much expensive it is.

Instead I picked up 5 & 0, since I missed out on them (and 4 again since why not for £2). Underneath the PS2 era graphics is a frantic and intense arcade flight combat game which can still surprise today. So many close calls and enemy jets zooming right past during dogfights and the missile alerts and dumb radio chatter. Good stuff.

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Re: Currently Playing

Post by The Jackal » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:18 pm

Ace Combat is possibly the series I've most been mistaken for playing. Multiple times have I encountered people who assumed I was an AC fan, but in reality I'd never heard of it until 2006 or so.
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Re: Currently Playing

Post by Abs_McBain » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:52 pm

Not quite sure what the telltale signs are for spotting a AC fan is. Does your everyday life revolve around flying fighter jets against enemy doomsday weapons, and it's all narrated by a (at times) dramatic Japanese scriptwriter?

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Re: Currently Playing

Post by The Jackal » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:23 pm

Abs_McBain wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:52 pm
Not quite sure what the telltale signs are for spotting a AC fan is. Does your everyday life revolve around flying fighter jets against enemy doomsday weapons, and it's all narrated by a (at times) dramatic Japanese scriptwriter?
Not that I'm aware of. But would I know?
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Re: Currently Playing

Post by Wrathbone » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:55 am

Return of the Obra Dinn

Good gravy, this is certainly worth a look. For those who have remained oblivious to it, I'd suggest keeping it that way and going in with as little info as possible. The basic gist is that you have to piece together what happened to the crew of a 19th century (I think?) ship. While it's not perfect in terms of the game mechanics, the experience is unique and often unsettling in the most brilliant, slow-building manner. I don't think I've been this unnerved since playing the Cradle in Thief 3.

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Re: Currently Playing

Post by Sly Boots » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:53 am

Ha, yeah, it's been sitting on my Steam wish-list since release, have been waiting for a bit of a sale but it's been resistant to any discount thus far.

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Re: Currently Playing

Post by The Jackal » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:47 pm

Mount & Blade Warband.

Yes, I've finished Clear Sky.
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Re: Currently Playing

Post by Stormbringer » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:59 pm

DOOM

The 1993 one. Just found it on GOG for less than £1.79. Such a great game.
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Re: Currently Playing

Post by Medicine Man » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:52 pm

Indeed it is. One of the few perfect games along with Tetris.

Also...yay Doug! :D

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Re: Currently Playing

Post by Stormbringer » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:59 pm

It's funny, I watched my friends play it in the 90s and I remember thinking it looked fun, and I think I have played it myself, perhaps just once, sometime in the last two decades (I forget when), but this time is the first time I've played it and can really consciously appreciate it for the work of artistic and coding genius that it is.
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Re: Currently Playing

Post by Alan » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:15 pm

It’ll always be in the my top 5 of all time. It never seems to age.

Masters of Doom is worth a read. It won’t take you long and it’s wuite entertaining and fascinating.
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Re: Currently Playing

Post by Stormbringer » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:36 pm

I have also been playing Wolfenstein 3D and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure.

I originally started playing them as research for a custom board game project I am currently working on, which blends elements from both into a dungeon-crawl format, but they are surprisingly fun games, and, like DOOM, I appreciate them now far more for their technical precision and artistic style, than I ever did in the 90s when they were new.
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Re: Currently Playing

Post by Snowy » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:07 am

Stormbringer wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:36 pm
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure.
Blast from the past there, I played that through to the end (I often failed to complete RPGs - still do actually) and loved it!
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Re: Currently Playing

Post by Wrathbone » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:12 am

My overriding memory of it is that you can punch Hitler.

And the biplane! Oh god, the biplane. I was only about 7 when I played it, but I'm pretty certain no human ever deciphered how the biplane controls were meant to work.

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