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Old August 22 2014, 02:13 PM   #3076
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Re: What games are you playing currently?

Been playing Pokémon X and Y, some FF X and Tomodachi Life as of late. Along with a bit of Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
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Old August 22 2014, 03:58 PM   #3077
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Currently playing Company of Heroes Opposing Fronts and Dark Souls.
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Old August 22 2014, 04:38 PM   #3078
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Revisiting Aliens Vs Predator and Doom 3 BFG Edition, both on PS3.
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Old August 22 2014, 04:50 PM   #3079
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I was a staunch GOG man before I caved and checked out Steam. The unfortunate truth is that a lot of the "grand" old games haven't aged well. I keep trying to motivate myself to play through that first mission of Deus Ex, for instance... just isn't happening.
Heresy! Deus Ex holds up very well I thought (replayed it a few years back). What put you off, the graphics?
The gameplay, the AI, the fact that your alleged super-agent is so fragile and shitty at things...

I guess I'm kind of just not a FPS person, which probably explains some things. But I'll try again, I promise. I haven't uninstalled it.
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Old August 22 2014, 04:58 PM   #3080
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I was a staunch GOG man before I caved and checked out Steam. The unfortunate truth is that a lot of the "grand" old games haven't aged well. I keep trying to motivate myself to play through that first mission of Deus Ex, for instance... just isn't happening.
Heresy! Deus Ex holds up very well I thought (replayed it a few years back). What put you off, the graphics?
The gameplay, the AI, the fact that your alleged super-agent is so fragile and shitty at things...

I guess I'm kind of just not a FPS person, which probably explains some things. But I'll try again, I promise. I haven't uninstalled it.
It's not really a twitch FPS, but once your character grows you can craft the gameplay style into something more akin to a FPS style shooter. Or you can play it as a stealth-em-up, with no (well, few) casualties. I guess in-universe you could consider that your character is ready but unspecialised.

But yeah, the AI is of its time. And if you can forgive the voice acting in the second major section of the game, it's still an enjoyable experience.
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Old August 24 2014, 02:54 AM   #3081
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Madden NFL '15 (PS4) will be taking up most of my gaming time over the next several months.
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Old August 25 2014, 05:49 AM   #3082
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I just bought the Bioshock series during the past weekend's Steam sale, so that's what I'm going to be playing.
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Old August 26 2014, 07:14 AM   #3083
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Started playing Watch Dogs on my PS4 tonight. Only played for about an hour, but it seems decent so far.

Some of the controls are a bit awkward, though. I just wish all game developers would get together and make a consecutive decision about what certain buttons are supposed to do, and they should be forbidden from deviating from that scheme.

One thing I have noticed about Ubisoft games, though, is that they're all pretty much the exact same game just in a different setting. The maps are the same. The objectives are the same. I mean, I'm only an hour into Watch Dogs, and I basically feel like I'm playing Assassin's Creed...with smartphones.

It's not really a complaint, but it's something I've noticed, and I find it a bit odd.
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Old August 26 2014, 07:41 AM   #3084
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yeah, Rayman Legends, Your shape, ZombiU and Just Dance are Assassins creed in all but name.
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Old August 26 2014, 07:57 AM   #3085
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I just wish all game developers would get together and make a consecutive decision about what certain buttons are supposed to do, and they should be forbidden from deviating from that scheme.
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Old August 26 2014, 08:03 AM   #3086
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I just wish all game developers would get together and make a consecutive decision about what certain buttons are supposed to do, and they should be forbidden from deviating from that scheme.
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I forbid thee from every trying to improve a control scheme, finding a new layout or simply being a button for different uses than other games
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Old August 26 2014, 01:39 PM   #3087
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Picked up 'Borderlands' in the recent steam sale and have been giving it a go. I've already played something like 70-80 hours on 'Borderlands 2' and it's a very strange feeling to play an earlier iteration. You can defiantly see where they made improvements. The sequel is much more lively with tighter controls and a *lot* more story and voice work. The first game feels small and almost empty by comparison. So far a least. I'm almost 20 levels in and haven't left the first town. I know there has to at least be a second one since it's mentioned several times in the BL2.
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Old August 26 2014, 02:41 PM   #3088
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Landmark. It's kinda like an annoying Minecraft. But it's only in beta. Anyone else tried it?
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Old August 26 2014, 05:26 PM   #3089
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I just wish all game developers would get together and make a consecutive decision about what certain buttons are supposed to do, and they should be forbidden from deviating from that scheme.
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I forbid thee from every trying to improve a control scheme, finding a new layout or simply being a button for different uses than other games
Video games have been around for a long time and control schemes have been perfected. Messing with standard controls just to be different goes against decades of muscle memory that gamers have built up. Nothing pisses me off more in a game than a 2D platformer where you jump with the B Button (or, god forbid, the up button).
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Old August 26 2014, 05:29 PM   #3090
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I forbid thee from every trying to improve a control scheme, finding a new layout or simply being a button for different uses than other games
Video games have been around for a long time and control schemes have been perfected. Messing with standard controls just to be different goes against decades of muscle memory that gamers have built up. Nothing pisses me off more in a game than a 2D platformer where you jump with the B Button (or, god forbid, the up button).
Yeah, that's all I'm saying. Run, jump, punch, aim, shoot...things that pretty much every game does the same anyway. Then some random game comes along and messes with controls that all of our hands are used to using.

Obviously, different games will have different needs, but there are some fundamental controls that should just be left alone.
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