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What games are you playing at the moment?

Posted: 30th April 2018 08:43

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Recently finished The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (i.e. the first game). Started on the second game, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC. (It's a direct sequel, forming the second part of the story.)

Very recently (as in earlier tonight), started playing Hyper Metroid, a Super Metroid hack.

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Posted: 30th April 2018 14:01

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Just finished up FF9 - debating whether to play FF8, FF10, or FF12... or just jump ahead to FF15 which I have purchased but not yet played..

Probably just skipping ahead to 15 but we will see!
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Posted: 2nd May 2018 21:05

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Horizon Zero Dawn is an awesome game that I highly recommend.

I played through it once, and now i'm doing a new game +.

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Posted: 3rd May 2018 13:41

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I'm sick to death of the career mode in FIFA 18, which appears to have a transfer system that is completely broken unless you start your player in a top league (or at least not MLS). I've raised my player's value twentyfold in two seasons, won three preseason tournaments, two league titles, and one cup tournament, AND a World Cup, and the team refuses to let my player be sold, only loaned.

So, rant aside, I moved into the FIFA 18 version of the RPG mode, that they call The Journey. Scroll back a page or two and you'll see my thoughts on it from 17 - so far they seem to have done a good job of introducing some improvements and variety to the system and the user experience - the pre-title sequence that takes place in a Brazilian Favela is really cute and fun. Cristiano Ronaldo is NOT a good voice actor, though. Yikes.

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Posted: 3rd May 2018 18:30
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Finished Dark Souls 3. Well...okay, let's be honest, ya never finish a Dark Souls game, but I beat the Soul of Cinder and plunged the world into an era of Darkness cause I don't wanna anyone peepin on what me 'n the Firekeeper are gonna be up to now that we both got some free time. ( ͡ ͜ʖ ͡)

I was going to play Tacoma, but them some random bug to watch peeps playing Alien Isolation on twitch bit me and watching them screw it up prompted me to reinstall that four year old game. First off, looks damned good for how old it is - crappy monitor resolutions not withstanding - and second, nightmare mode is a stingy mofo. You aint gonna find nothing to loot most the time!

Also playing Far Cry 2 for no discernible reason.

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Posted: 20th May 2018 05:45

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Hmm, not a ton of things I'm playing lately. Went through Far Cry 5 (as a Montanan, how could I not?) and was reasonably impressed, though it was a step down from FC4 in several ways. Its post-game is pretty weak, so here's hoping they add NG+ in sometime.

Also got The Last Guardian, Watch Dogs and the Wolfenstein New Order/Old Blood on PS4, but haven't gone too far into 'em -- kinda want to finish Deponia Doomsday first. Doing Overwatch events when they roll 'round tends to throw a lot of schedules off for me, too, heh.

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Posted: 21st May 2018 23:05

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Played some Mega Man 7 today. Just getting my game itch back.

Phantasy Star II as well, a hack by vivify93 called "Phantasy Star II Improvement," which only makes minimal changes to script and gameplay mechanics while leaving the heart of the experience intact. I put on a cheat to give me a grant, since the weapon prices vs. the meseta gained per battle are just kind of frustratingly out of balance in my old-man-impatient-with-the-rules-working-so-strictly-as-they-do grumpyness.

I just wanna do the aventure, I don't wanna think about work, ya know?

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Posted: 27th May 2018 06:20

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Recently beat Zelda: Breath of the Wild and thought it was excellent. Currently about 4 or 5 hours into Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and it's... interesting, but a bit of a slow starter. I'm not quite as impressed as I was with XBC1.

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Posted: 3rd June 2018 16:32

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I finished yesterday Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. I'd heard a lot of complaints that it was short and ended abruptly, but I thought the length might have been lacking only a little in terms of the main plot, and it was made up for by some good exploration opportunities and sidequests. The ending didn't bother me so much other than the fact that it primarily set up a sequel that appears to not be coming at the moment. I thought it was a great extension of the universe, all told.

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Posted: 4th June 2018 09:59

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Is it just me, or has the subject matter of games become very serious and dire? I mean this probably doesn't belong in this thread, I dunno.

Everything's so gritty, and it has a streak of iconoclastic thinking (tearing down of iconic things) in it.

I mean, I like punk rock rebellion when I hear it on records, but I don't actually want there to be a punk rock rebellion, that'd be horrible, it'd be like Kent State x11,092,308,942,308. I'm concerned for the spirit youthful people are getting out of these games. sad.gif I guess I'm just kind of an old fuddy duddy.

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Posted: 5th June 2018 02:08

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Is it just me, or has the subject matter of games become very serious and dire? I mean this probably doesn't belong in this thread, I dunno.

Everything's so gritty, and it has a streak of iconoclastic thinking (tearing down of iconic things) in it.

I mean, I like punk rock rebellion when I hear it on records, but I don't actually want there to be a punk rock rebellion, that'd be horrible, it'd be like Kent State x11,092,308,942,308. I'm concerned for the spirit youthful people are getting out of these games.  sad.gif I guess I'm just kind of an old fuddy duddy.

I really think it depends on what you're playing.

I mostly play mobile games,and I wouldn't say any of them are gritty. FF Record Keeper doesn't have much of a plot of its own; rather, you replay instances from past Final Fantasy games.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is your standard "the crystals are in danger!" game. There's a lot of humor and lighthearted moments, and sure okay there's a bunch of stuff about war, especially in season 2 , but even so I've never felt the game is gritty.

Dissidia Opera Omnia is about closing torsions threatening to swallow the world. That sounds kind of dark, but the game is mostly about the interaction of all the various characters, which is really fun.

Mobius Final Fantasy is probably the darkest of the mobile games I'm playing. The rule of the land is "those who do not fight are destined to be forgotten", and the world is inhabited by people who forgotten everything except their own names. But the playable character is a delight because he's full of snark, which really lightens things up.

What games have you been playing that are "serious and dire"?

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As for the subject of this thread in general, I've gotten control of the airship in FFX. Now I'm busy capturing fiends, and getting really bored of it. Thinking of switching gears and starting to gather materials to customize equipment. I'm open to suggestions on how to build my tetra armors. I know I want auto-haste, for Rikku at the very least because with Godhand she becomes a beast once she's leveled up on the sphere grid, but I don't know what else to put on the armor. Auto-phoenix, maybe?

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Posted: 6th June 2018 17:10

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Fallout 76 hype got me in the mood to do another Fallout: New Vegas playthrough!

Pretty excited for the new one to come out - Fallout 4 was still recent enough that I didn't quite feel like replaying that yet - although with the different endings and choices I'm sure I would enjoy a 2nd play through on that as well!
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Posted: 10th June 2018 18:53

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I've spent the past month playing Super Metroid or hacks of it.

First, it was Hyper Metroid, because a friend was playing that.

Then, I started looking at other SMet romhacks.

Then I started watching SMet videos. I remembered there was this one crazy idea called Super Metroid Rotation, which turns the entire game world 90 degrees to the right (and makes other minor adjustments to make the game completable). One video showed a player not getting a really obvious item, so I was like, I should go get that.

...well, then I played Super Metroid Rotation. Even streamed it for some friends. lol. I proceeded to forget how to wall jump and re-learn how to wall-jump, then forget how to bomb-jump and re-learn how to bomb-jump. (You need a good grasp of movement techniques to get through that game, needless to say.) I 99%'d the game, because there's one item that's just a giant pain to get.

Then I picked up another hack called Super Metroid Arcade. What this does is it gives randomly-generated rooms every time you get a door transition, and you see how many rooms/how much score/how long you can stay alive.

And I even finally 100%'d Super Metroid itself, for the first time. Did it in 2:09 in-game time.

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Posted: 10th June 2018 19:50

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Quote (AltheaValara @ 4th June 2018 21:08)
What games have you been playing that are "serious and dire"?

It's just the general trend (where I'm frum) of First Person Shooters and Alien Genocide and Beating Criminals To A Pulp With Your Bare Fists and Skyrim being popular.

These games, while excellent softwares, are too gritty and nasty and violent for me, and they make my admittedly hypersensitive nature produce nausea.

Um...my parents were hippies. You're lucky my name is Running Horse and not Moonbeam FyreLight or some crap. biggrin.gif

I'm kind of not in favor of certain activities and attitudes which are going on in the world around me and it's not fun to watch the news lately, but there is little else for a person too bipolar to really be around people long enough to hold down a job to do, except play games from a long time ago which were hopeful and fun in tone, and browse the net. One of those things is no longer possible (boy howdy I'm done watching the news), and the other is making me flash back to childhood traumas now...nostalgia has become painfully emotional for me.

I do have a copy of Doom, but I prefer to run it on the lowest detail levels and kind of regard it as a thing I didn't even like back then. A friend of mine into PC gaming was super into it, one of those guys who runs around drawing Anarchy symbols on everything.

Me, I'm about stories and music (which is really a story in itself, honestly). One of the only things I really like about Diablo, for instance, even though it meets all the criteria for a dark, gritty game I just laid out, is the guitar track for Tristram village. I like guitars a lot.

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