What games are you playing currently?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by charlhussey, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    Well, it was a toss up between Red Dead Redemption and Transformers: The War for Cybertron. I kind of wanted a game that I really didn't need to pay much attention to and could play for 20 minutes at a time without worrying about what happens next. I figured Red Dead would work better for that.
     
  2. PsychoPere

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    You could get lost for hours in RDR without touching the main story. There's so much to do, and I actually spent a lot more time messing around in its world than I ever did in GTAIV.
     
  3. RoJoHen

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    Yeah, but that's what I mean. I could just wander around, maybe do a mission here and there, without worrying about the story. When I played Arhkam Asylum, I couldn't put it down because I was so excited about what would happen next. Red Dead I feel is the kind of game I could play for a little while without really caring about the story progression.
     
  4. BigFoot

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    Yeah I definitely liked RDR more than GTA4.
     
  5. PsychoPere

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    Yeah, there's so many random events that occur, too, in both towns and out in the wilderness. You will end up caring about the story progression, though, I warn you, because it's that damn good. John Marston is a compelling protagonist.

    I had a blast in GTAIV, but mainly just as a focus on the story progression. RDR, though, was definitely a step forward from what Rockstar did in GTAIV. In terms of world-building and main story, they really outdid themselves with RDR.

    I'm even listening to the RDR sountrack right now, as I read for class. So good.
     
  6. RoJoHen

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    Well, so far, I suck at riding horses.
     
  7. PsychoPere

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    You'll get the hang of it. I wasn't all that great myself the first hour or so, and you should have seen how bad I was at wrangling a horse during a mandatory story mission. Later on, I was making decent money by breaking in horses as I traveled.

    On the plus side, if you accidentally try going over a cliff, in most cases your horse will notice before you do and stop you. :D
     
  8. RoJoHen

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    I just can't seem to get my horse to run consistently. I hit X like it says, but half the time my horse just won't do anything.
     
  9. Lindley

    Lindley Moderator with a Soul Moderator

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    I finally got around to finishing C&C Red Alert: The Aftermath, so now it's on to C&C 2: Tiberian Sun.
     
  10. 6079SmithW

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    Currently playing Far Cry 2 :)
     
  11. Mr Light

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    I didn't like Far Cry 2. Took way too long to travel to places, the constantly respawning bad guys made travel even more ridiculous... and then the game froze 2/3 of the way through because of a bug and became unplayable.
     
  12. 6079SmithW

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    I actually beat it my first time through with no bug issues. On my second time through It got real buggy around 85 percent. My saves wouldn't load and I had to go way back to get a non corrupted file to continue. It worked and I eventually got all but one of the campaign achievements completed. Currently on my third play through.
     
  13. Mr Light

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    Since I'm gonna buy God of War 1 first I started playing Kingdom Hearts 2. Basically got through the opening 30 minute cut-scene/tutorial then quit. Hopefully I enjoy it more than the first one which I put away after a couple hours.
     
  14. Joel_Kirk

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    Stopped at 50% completion in Lord of the Rings: The Third Age....

    It's one thing to be challenging, but it seems like things get repetitive...and no time is given for the player to 'relax'...(A big nitpick is: After you get done battling a powerful foe, you have to fight another powerful with depleted sources).

    Too, I'm finding out that as I'm getting get bored, I am noticing things about stock footage from the films being used, the graphics, the story; obviously, the gameplay...

    I was comparing this LOTR game to Silent Hill, as--even though they are different types of games--SH has a certain 'dark aura' about it that keeps the player in the dark as to what is going on, literally and figuratively; too, SH is challenging without being ridiculous. Of course, the graphics and sounds are menacing and help the creepy atmosphere.

    Moving on to another game...which is another RPG with a purpose: Final Fantasy VII
     
  15. Mr Light

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    Ugh, I'm seriously not enjoying Kingdom Hearts 2. What is the point of this 3-4 hour "prologue" with an entirely different character, premise, and setting from the actual storyline? Not to mention how confusing the story is, and I read the wiki synopses of the previous games. And I don't like the control scheme. All I wanna do is fight in Disney movie themed worlds, dammit...
     
  16. Chris3123

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    I'm playing Halo Reach, of course. I'm currently working on the campaign. Will dive into MP and Firefight when I'm done with that.
     
  17. Servo

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    Currently working through the Point Lookout expansion on Fallout 3.
     
  18. John Clark

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    I'm going to replay Dragon Age: Awakenings though this time without an import:)
     
  19. PsychoPere

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    Orlesian swine!

    "Traitors! Which of you fought the Orlesian Emperor when his troops flattened your fields and raped your wives!?"
     
  20. Niorah

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    My favourite expansion of the lot. :cool:

    I got all of them and enjoyed all of them, but that one is just all kinds of cool. And the rifle you get has become my favourite weapon. :D
     

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