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Re: Currently Playing

Post by Wrathbone » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:44 am

Damnit, I'm going to have to replay them all now!

I think the humour works best when Guybrush, despite being generally decent for a pirate, does something awful (intentionally or otherwise). I struggle to think of any other time when I could laugh at a disabled guy getting his wooden leg sawed off while he was sleeping. :lol:


EDIT: Also, nailing Stan in the coffin.

EDIT2: That is, nailing the coffin shut while Stan is in it. Not the other interpretation of that sentence. ¬_¬

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Post by Stormbringer » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:15 am

I did think it was genius when Guybrush nails Stan into the coffin in #2, then pries him out of the same coffin in #3, fully alive and well, with a change of clothes and an entirely new business.

Personally, I think Curse, up until the return to Big Whoop, was all brilliant. I think the Big Whoop concept totally undermined the entire series.
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Re: Currently Playing

Post by Sly Boots » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:17 am

Stormbringer wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:15 am
I think the Big Whoop concept totally undermined the entire series.
IIRC they poke fun at it in Escape, think LeChuck says something like "It seemed like a good idea at the time" :lol:

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Post by Stormbringer » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:58 am

Ha! Yes, I remember that bit. I think I would have appreciated Escape a lot more if it weren't for those abominable 3D graphics...

...and how they depicted LeChuck...

...and messed up the whole plot...

etc.
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Re: Currently Playing

Post by Abs_McBain » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:38 pm

OFF. That free Belgian game, called OFF.
These pixel-ish art horror games freak me out. Reminds me when looked up the genocide ending of Undertale at 2am in the dark on YouTube.

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Re: Currently Playing

Post by Achtung Englander » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:20 am

Crypark

Damn - this is fun game that you can play casually. I do like Alien Trap as a developer
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Re: Currently Playing

Post by Stormbringer » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:40 pm

Tonight I started playing Lovecraft's Untold Stories and Lamplight City

Both look very well polished with stunning 2D graphics. The former seems like a nice diversion/distraction for when I am looking for some fast-paced, Lovecraft-themed combat. The latter, however, is an absolutely stunning point-and-click adventure game, and from the moment it starts, is totally engrossing and dripping with quality. I've tried a few adventure games over the years since the LucasArts bubble burst in the later 90s. Some have been interesting (I'm looking at you, The Last Door), while most have been mediocre or just lacking in some way (most offerings from Wadjet Eye, for example). This game, however, is incredible. I totally love it, and would recommend to any with an interest in the genre.
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Post by Sly Boots » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:27 pm

Seven: The Days Long Gone

Oh wow. Did anyone else grab this the other month when I said it was selling for about £2 and the devs were giving away the enhanced edition for free with every purchase? I hope so.

This is one of those games that you start, fiddle around for a bit, then glance at the clock and ask 'where the fuck did the day go?'... as just happened to me today. Prior to today I'd played the opening hour (the tutorial, basically), had an ok time but then dropped it and turned to something else. Today, in a fit of boredom, I finally turned back to it, and am glad I did.

So what is it? After 8 hours of play, I'm still not entirely sure how to answer that question. It's a third person, isometric game, and initially it's billed as a stealth game and I played it as such, before I realised it isn't quite that at all. There are no-entry areas that you have to infiltrate for sure, but rather than a Shadow Tactics (something it looks quite similar to), it's definitely in the RPG arena rather than a tactical game. There are huge public hub areas where you can visit shops, pick up quests, break into people's houses and rifle through their possessions.

I'd say it's closer to a third-person steampunk/fantasy Deus Ex, or Divinity OS2 without the real-time combat but with Assassin's Creed-like traversal. Or Desperadoes with RPG elements and verticality. For quests you're often tasked with getting something from inside one of those guarded areas, how you do that is entirely up to you. You could fight your way in (not recommended), you could pick a guard's pocket for their keycard and let yourself in, you could find a cable to zipwire your way in from the roof, you could scope the perimeter for a weak point like a broken wall or window and sneak in that way, you can use your special tech-spidey-sense to identify critical security systems and hack them, observe patrol routes and time your sneaking between handy bushes... the possibilities are near-endless.

I've no idea if it is, but it reminds me of one of those cool Eastern European games where they start with a neat idea and then basically throw in everything they can think of, before games became homogenised Ubi-style map icon gruel. It's fun, there's a bit of jank but just enough to add to the overall charm. Eight hours in I still have almost no idea what's going on or what I'm doing half the time, but having a blast anyway.

Ironically, Seven is one of those solid 7/10 games, I'd say... it's not one that will be regarded as a classic, but one that will steal your days for a while as you get sucked into it.

If you've picked it up at some point but haven't got round to play it yet, give it a go. And give it a good 3 or so hours before deciding if it's for you, things really open up after the tutorial section and that's when I properly succumbed to its charms.

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Re: Currently Playing

Post by Animalmother » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:44 pm

Gears of War 5

It's been available on Game Pass for a few days now I think so gave it a go. Visually the game is gorgeous, even on my old HDTV, can only imagine how it looks in 4K. Gameplay wise it isn't bad, run from area to area and fight enemies, very GoW basically. It follows directly from 4 and could be the same game really. That's not a criticism, it just does what Gears games do.

Haven't tried the MP and to be honest have very little interest in it. Never got on with the gameplay style and it gets dull very quickly.

So I'm enjoying it, looks lovely and if you have Game Pass it's practically free.

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Re: Currently Playing

Post by Alan » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:41 am

Stormbringer wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:40 pm
Tonight I started playing Lovecraft's Untold Stories and Lamplight City
Next weeks free game on the Epic Store is Conarium, a Lovecraft game. Add to your collection of them ;)
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Re: Currently Playing

Post by Stormbringer » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:28 am

I would if it were 2D...
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Re: Currently Playing

Post by Rusty » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:41 pm

Reinstalled Bard's Tale 4. I halting stopped playing this after maybe just an hour play after being punshed with an unwinnable fight just because i tried exploring.
Started again and this time avoided the 'now I see what the obvious dangers are' moment and really enjoying the turn based fighting and puzzles.
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Re: Currently Playing

Post by Stormbringer » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:54 pm

Stormbringer wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:40 pm
Tonight I started playing Lovecraft's Untold Stories
This game is not really as fun as I imagined it would be. But I think at least 80% of that is because it doesn't perform very well on my sluggish PC.
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Re: Currently Playing

Post by Mantis » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:08 pm

I've been playing Monster Hunter World on PC after having bounced off the Generations X Switch game. Oh boy is this so much more fun.

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Re: Currently Playing

Post by Achtung Englander » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:04 am

so last night I booted RIME.

Being half asleep I was not paying attention and pressed what I thought was "continue". Instead I pressed "New"and ignored "any unsaved progress will be lost" blah blah blah
....and it started the game from the beginning. I was about 40% in

FUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCKKK

So I resigned myself to replaying the game next year, I am not doing it all over again !
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