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|>>|| No. 19768
I figured I'd make an /e/ equivalent of that great, big /beat/ thread.
Recently I have been slogging away on XCOM: Enemy Within with the Long War mod. Humanity is doomed as I'm simply incapable of holding back the torrent of battleships the aliens keep hurling at me.
It's bloody fun though.
|>>|| No. 22096
I've been playing Mad Max. It's a pretty mediocre game in the Ubisoft mould of open world game design: a shitload of bland quests and pointless activities to fuel a skinner box of unlockable upgrades and collectables.
The only reason I'm still playing it is that I'm a sucker for car combat and desert environments, and the devs did a damn good job on those two fronts.
|>>|| No. 22097
I was very confused at your post until I realised I'd misread it as Max Payne. I haven't drunk enough yet today.
|>>|| No. 22099
I've spent a lot of time on that there new Mass Effect video game this weekend. It's scratching my itch for obsessive-compulsive space trouser accumulation, banging alien chicks, and the multiplayer is pretty good, same as last time. But the writing is fuckawful, allow me to have a small rant.
It's becoming highly irritating how every new unexplored world in this new distant galaxy you land on, is already packed full of cunts acting like they've come out a few miles to a somewhat remote beach resort, as opposed to 600 fucking years across dark space.
There's this one side quest where some bint nicks a Space Micra and manages to hoof it literally half way across the galaxy in what appears to be a matter of days. Then by some extraordinary coincidence she crash lands on the planet full of bandits and gets abducted by Space Taliban who were camped 60 yards away. It's just incredibly lazy writing.
You could forgive it in most other franchises, but this is a series that established itself by being relatively hard sci-fi, by the standards of most games. That was pretty much its main selling point. I mean I'm not expecting Arthur C. Clarke here, but the last three games spent a lot of time setting up elaborate background lore as to why interstellar travel was possible to begin with, in fact it was pretty fucking fundamental to the storyline. Then this one comes out and we have cunts just hopping across stars like it's a quick run down the shops, without even the flimsiest of plot devices to excuse it.
It directly contradicts itself- There's already an apparently thriving economy in full swing as soon as you arrive, but the main plot thread is supposed to be about how everything went wrong, and most of the people are still in cryo. So how the fuck are there enough people to have already populated every single world. Why do people keep talking about "first contact" when in reality they've all already well aware of one another. Why am I the pathfinder when clearly paths have already been very well trod. None of this makes any fucking sense.
|>>|| No. 22101
Well Garrus has undergone gender reassignment, and Tali will remain trapped in the void of dark space until Shepherd coughs up his DLC bux.
|>>|| No. 22102
Finished off Ori and the Blind Forest. Absolutely beautiful game, impeccable controls, and a really smooth, well-designed take on the "metroidvania" thing. Marred only by a few needlessly repetitive trial-and-error "boss" rush levels.
Now giving Doom, sorry "DOOM", a go. My god is this game fucking fast. Changing the renderer to Vulkan added a solid ~20FPS on my machine, don't know how that witchcraft works but it does the trick.
(I know I'm a year or so late to the party with both of these.)
|>>|| No. 22107
Bought Thimbleweed Park, the new game by Ron Gilbert (Head chappy for Monkey Island 1 and 2 back in the day). It's got a very similar feel, and was somewhat enjoyable, but I got a bit stuck and have got side tracked with Time Clickers.
|>>|| No. 22108
After buying a whole backlog of stuff towards the end of last year just before my son was born, I'm finally starting to get on with it a bit. Just finished Watch Dogs 2 after playing it on and off for 3 months, and started the other day on COD Infinite Warfare. It's a lot better than the usual COD.
|>>|| No. 22112
There's an active speedrunning community for Spelunky, if that's your thing. I got pretty deep into it, but that's not necessarily a recommendation.
Also just to note that bat has a penis.
|>>|| No. 22113
So I'm sort of playing E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy, but what the hell is even supposed to be happening I don't know. I mean, I killed this thing in the screen shot, and it gave me an achievement, and then ten minutes later I was hiding behind a bin from a hoard of Feds and my vision started flashing red and my feet were exploding. Then I died. Because my bloody feet were exploding.
It's a lark, and the Source engine has "gun-feel" down to a fine art, in my opinion. But the confusion this game generates is something else.
|>>|| No. 22116
Spelunky is probably my favourite game of all time. It's now getting up there with Diablo 2 in terms of the number of hours I've put into it. It's just a perfect little gem, wonderfully balanced, and it keeps me coming back to get better.
Have a crack at Frozlunky if you're getting bored. Support for custom levels (there's a repository full of them on spelunkybin.com), and playing through the game with modifiers (like "every enemy has tank AI"), it can get pretty loopy. The custom seeds are fun too - check out insanelunky at least once.
|>>|| No. 22119
Yeah, didn't get on with it. It felt floaty. I should give the remake a go, but I'm not really one for twin stick shooters, to be honest. I've not heard great things about the new expansion for it, so that tempered my temptation a bit further.
I did get pretty hard into FTL, which is another game where the devs namechecked Spelunky during development. Also Rogue Legacy; it's ok, but I hit a point with it where I felt the grind was starting to wear the gameplay a bit thin, and haven't been back since.
|>>|| No. 22120
JIM FUCKING STERLING SON has just reviewed a game that might interest you:
|>>|| No. 22127
I'm currently trying to find someone to give me a vampire bite in Elder Scrolls Online, so that I can be a vampire too. I'm reminded rather strongly of those HIV bumder communities.
I hope whoever eventually offers me "the gift" doesn't make me role-play the act. Unless it's a sexy Khajit
|>>|| No. 22129
Turns out I'm the sole admin for the youtuber nyanner's steam group, I only noticed now after a few years and have no explanation for this.
Natural Selection 2 is still alive somehow, I'm playing that to stave away getting too much into csgo. The state of the game is you find people from NA playing on servers in the EU, it's on the way out for sure.
|>>|| No. 22130
Whats TeS online like, by the way? I'm considering a new MMO to play. Hopefully its not a WoW clone.
|>>|| No. 22150
Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4.
Decent enough follow up to the first reboot, harder to get the camera to look at her tits than the old games.
|>>|| No. 22154
It's D-Day tonight, the final push. I shall ride upon a pale horse and deal nothing but death to those ayys who stand against humanity.
|>>|| No. 22156
Well, if you'd studied Operation Overlord as I have, you'd know perfectly well it was delayed for a time due to inclement weather, so... no.
|>>|| No. 22157
I really really fancies playing Cities Skylines this summer, as a means of procrastinating from writing my thesis, but I'm glad I never got it during the sale. It seems everyone is praising this game, but forgetting about the piss poor value for money the company is offering, as the base game really shines with all the DLC that is at least 10 quid each.
|>>|| No. 22158
I've been playing a massively-autistic transport game called Logistical. It's basically just an endless grind of delivering various stuff to various towns and industries, without any of the fun of designing the infrastructure like in Transport Tycoon. Having said that, it's strangely satisfying to get the Steam achievements (bloody thousands of them, one per town / industry etc)
|>>|| No. 22160
I really fancy a bash at Stardew Valley but really dont have the time for it.
|>>|| No. 22167
What's the best racing game out these days lads? On PC, I don't have any consoleboxes these days.
I haven't played a good racer in yonks. I like the realistic vibe of Gran Turismo type games; but I don't want one so realistic that I have to spend days practicing my racing line just to get past one track.
Rally ones were always fun too, in fact I think the last actual racing game I played was one of the Colin McRae games that came free with a 7600GT in 2006 or so.
|>>|| No. 22168
The Forza franchise is probably the closest thing to Gran Turismo on the PC - loads of cars, loads of tracks and an accessible learning curve from arcade to simulation.
|>>|| No. 22169
Forza Horizon 3 is on PC and is pretty good. Not a track racer as such but you can have a fair bit of fun pottering around fake Australia.
|>>|| No. 22171
I got the first Dragon Age game for free on XBL a while ago, and decided to give it a try today. I was expecting The Hobbit meets Mass Effect, but then in the first half an hour all the young women are abducted from the Elf ghetto I live in and my cousin is violently gang raped by human aristocrats, who I subsequently murder. That might only be as dark as every other GoT episode, but in a game that looks and sounds more like a Dream Works animation it really knocked me for six.
Also the combat mechanics are awful.
|>>|| No. 22172
Try to remember it's more akin to Baldur's Gate and NWN than your typical hack'n'slash and you'll start enjoying it more. The biggest give away is how the PC version had a top down view which, once I started using it, the whole game made a lot more sense. Pause the battles every five seconds to micromanage, build your characters into strong heal/tank/DPS roles. Very easy to make an utterly broken character in that first one too.
|>>|| No. 22174
I've never played either of those and I think at this stage in life it's too late for me to adjust. I don't mind RNG, but live action RNG I feel like I have no control over might be a bridge too far.
|>>|| No. 22175
I have very fond memories of the first Dragon Age. The mechanics were (purposefully, as it was kind of a last hurrah for a certain era of Bioware RPG) dated even at time of release, though, so I can't imagine they're intuitive now.
|>>|| No. 22182
Saints Row 3 is a frustrating, glitchy, cut-down and RANDOM XD version of Saints Row 2.
How did they fuck it up?
|>>|| No. 22183
I have asked myself that for years.
Honestly a rebbot where they start it off with "the Boss" waking up from a bad dream which constitutes the events or SR3 & 4 would be great.
|>>|| No. 22184
I'll get to 4 eventually (bought it in the recent Steam sale) but I've heard it's 'the best superhero game ever made'. Is it as much a pile of wank as 3 though?
|>>|| No. 22185
No. It's more grounded, which considering it's ALIENS is quite an achievement. It's also a lot more fun. Cars very soon become redundant mind.
|>>|| No. 22187
I'm just about to buy it too - mostly for my kids who absolutely loved version 1.
|>>|| No. 22188
I'm rather enjoying it.
I'm playing on Xbox. I'd like a britfa clan if there's a few of us.
|>>|| No. 22191
Bought Fifa 12 for 99p from a charity shop. It's quite good, but also this is part of a long term plan to just buy, or pinch from a torrent site, old(er) games I overlooked at the time of their release. Partly that's out of disdain for the copious inclusion of microtransactions, or DLC that's confirmed from day one so I end up waiting twelve months before I know I'm playing the full game, but also because I'm a bit skint and if I never played Fifa 12 again it's only 99p and I spent that much on Poppets today.
|>>|| No. 22192
I've been doing similar with £2 purchases from Amazon. It is amazing what you can get shipped from China for two quid.
|>>|| No. 22194
>>22191 I do something similar. I waited ages for Witcher 3 to go on sale and then forgot long enough for the GOTY edition to hit £17 on Steam. It's a fantastic game and I've put over a hundred hours into it.
|>>|| No. 22195
Type:Rider. It's a relatively simple gravity platformer interspersed with little entries about the history of printing and the evolution of how text is presented. If you've ever rolled your eyes at Comic Sans or got all pedantic about how fonts aren't fonts, they're typefaces, which I have a suspicion applies to one or even both of you, then get this game when it's on sale or whatever. The platformer bits are fun and the history is fascinating. My only complaint would be that it's slightly jarring for the play part to be regularly interrupted by the text, but it's worthwhile nonetheless.
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