What games are you playing currently?

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

  1. Yoda

    Yoda Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Just picked up Magicka... one level in, playing co-op is pretty fun.

    I pretty much had to try the game after seeing the trailer for its upcoming expansion:
    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs2DsoiA54Y[/yt]
    Too cool!
     
  2. The Great Meech

    The Great Meech Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I can't stop playing Plants Vs. Zombies.

    I. CAN'T. STOP.
     
  3. SPCTRE

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    I know exactly what you're talking about. The DC ruins part of the wastelands were terrible to navigate.

    Oblivion is definitely more straight-forward in terms of level geometry.
     
  4. Accountsden

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    I am playing Star trek, WoW and Counter strike...


    :techman::techman::techman::techman:
     
  5. Mr Light

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    I finished "Bulletstorm" last night. I'm surprised no-one else here is talking about it! It's a ton of fun. The graphics and settings are gorgeous. The game play really is different from your usual shooter; I don't know how I'm gonna go back to Halo where I can't leash the bad guys, send them flying through the air towards me in slow mo so I can shoot them better or kick them into a spike wall :D

    The dialogue is also pretty funny. Not as good as the hype was suggesting but it's definitely entertaining. The story is much more interesting than something like Gears of War.
     
  6. archeryguy1701

    archeryguy1701 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm glad to hear that Oblivion is easier. It wouldn't be so bad if I did nothing but follow the story.... except I like to explore. I want to find everything and go inside every door, and DC just pisses me off because I have no idea how to get anywhere. Which is a shame too, because I really was enjoying Fallout3 right up until that moment.
     
  7. Aragorn

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    Pac-Man Championship Edition :lol:
     
  8. Accountsden

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    Hi!

    I am thinking to buy Nintendo 64 and Gameboy Advance SP.

    What do you think?
     
  9. Yoda

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    Once you navigate through the subways one in Fallout 3, then you can just fast travel it. It did take me a few tries to get where I wanted to go in that area early on, though.

    I finally finished up Half Life 2, Episode I. I think between the last time I played it and today, they added achievements... so I have the last three game progress achievements and nothing else! D'oh.

    I'll probably start on Episode 2 pretty soon.
     
  10. SPCTRE

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    Exploring in Oblivion can get a bit tricky if you try to scale mountains, but you get used to finding just the right angle to ride/walk up.

    What drove me nuts about the D.C. ruins is the omnipresence of invisible walls that are supposed to funnel you into subway entries to proceed underground - lazy design in my opinion. Especially in those cases where you just know that the ruin in front of you would be perfectly climbable otherwise.
     
  11. 6079SmithW

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    Over spring break I bought myself two games, Red Faction: Guerrilla and Mass Effect 2. I have never played the previous installments to these games so it is a whole new experience for me. I love them both to death.

    RF:G reminds me a lot of Far Cry 2 with its sandbox aspects and I really enjoyed all the destruction and the story was interesting too. The only thing I can think of to improve it would be more unique side missions. There's another Red Faction coming out this spring and I might get that too.

    ME2 was very similar to KOTOR, which I guess shouldn't be a surprise since BioWare made both games. I really enjoyed it because of this as its basically KOTOR with better graphics and your character actually speaks. I'm a bit hazy on the backstory having not played ME1 but I think I've figured most of it out in general.

    I've got three more loyalty quests and the Reaper derelict IFF to get. I'm a paragon soldier if you want to know.

    My main problems with the game are telling which dialogue options are paragon/renegade, the text is too small to read clearly, and there are not enough anomaly side missions as most of the planets all you can do is harvest elements.

    Other than those minor qualms it is very fun and addicting and I can't wait for number 3. I also enjoy the cover system for combat as it offers a different experience to CoD and Halo. Reminds me of GoW, another series I plan on getting into in the future.
     
  12. Mr Light

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    ^ I'd wager you don't have an HD TV. I've found that a lot of 360 games have illegible tiny text on a standard def TV. It always drove me crazy. Definitely one of the major factors in finally getting an HD-TV. Which is probably part of the idea behind it!
     
  13. T.Geiger

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    From what I've heard/seen, it sounds like its another FPS like the prior games in the series. Kills all interest for me.

    Typically, the paragon option is at the top and the renegade is at the bottom. If there are options on the left side also, most of the time they will be neither, but the pattern holds when they are.

    The majority of the side quests are given to you directly, but there are about 5-10 you will have to find on your own. While interesting to play once, most of them are wholly unnecessary. Most are very short or uninvolved and none do anything for your characters really.

    Mining is not actually necessary to complete the game, though there are three specific ship upgrades that will... make your life easier. The Shadow Broker DLC will allow you to collect minerals without mining, though the amounts you receive are random.

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    I finished up my first run of Metal Gear Solid 4 today. There was entirely too much talking, explaining everything in triplicate in the end. But this game has so much continuity-porn, it retroactively inserts it into prior games. Which I like. :)

    Overall, it still falls below 3 and TTS as most of the game is rather forgettable. In fact, the only high points that stick out in my mind are the fights with Laughing Octopus, and the last one with Liquid.

    And while I'm not really an overly emotional kind of guy, I loved the hell out of MGS3 and its characters, so the end of the very last scene was tugging at my heartstrings. (Interesting, considering I was rolling my eyes the scene before that.)

    Anyway, I'm off to try to earn the hardest emblem now. Need to finish it off quick, since Disgaea 3 will be coming in sometime next week. Which will probably be the entire rest of my year. :lol:
     
  14. Lonemagpie

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    Having just switched to an HDTV a month ago, that's exactly right - the text is a lot more legible on it than on the old TV.

    It all started with Dead Rising, which spawned the problem of small text syndrome, by being optimized for HD only. Do a google search for 360 small text...
     
  15. Niorah

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    Been playing Dragon Age II. :D
     
  16. I am not Spock

    I am not Spock Commodore Commodore

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    Just got Killzone 3 and Red Dead Redemption. Both great.

    I thought about picking up Mass Effect 2 as well. That looks cool.
     
  17. Jono

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    Playing Dawn of War II: Retribution.

    Completed the Space Marine and Imperial Guard campaigns and just started the Eldar one. I was hoping that the campaigns would be intertwined instead of the same missions with different side. That said I liked that the Blood Angels story that started way back in DoW1 felt like it came to a conclusion.
     
  18. 6079SmithW

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    Get it! It is awesome! It's like Knights of the Old Republic combined with Gears of War. That is to say, It is a role playing game with dialogue choices, NPC influence, and good/bad alignment like KOTOR as well as a third person cover based shooter like GOW.
     
  19. Josan

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    I was playing a lot of Bulletstorm at a friend's place. Haven't picked it up myself yet. Not sure I will. It's got some glitches, at least in the multi-player mode where combos aren't registered consistently.

    Other than that, replaying Fallout: New Vegas just because I caved and DLed the Dead Money add-on.
     
  20. John Clark

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    Hooked on Dragon Age 2 currently, though I want to do a rerun of Saints Row 2 and finish Vegas 2:)
     

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