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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 14:04 
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I haven’t bothered with Gears of War since 3 was a bit disappointing. I don’t think I’ve missed much

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4) The robot is the next big idea for Gears 5, so every other scene you’ve got to point and have the robot “hack” something. It’s like fucking Destiny. (What’s the fucking deal with TV, films and video games and fucking hacking... it’s so boring and beyond a joke these days).


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I vaguely remember a horrible escort section of one of them protecting such a robit. It was shit.

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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap: I picked this up cheap on Android and started playing it this morning. It looks fucking lovely and I enjoy the exploration aspect of it but even by the standards of touch-screen controls these aren't brilliant so I suspect I'll hit a difficulty point that'll derail the whole enterprise sooner rather than later.


Aaaand, here we are! Tried the Lion-Man level this morning and it can get fucked. I went in all armoured up and with three blue potions and the combination of hundreds of fireball-chucking assholes followed by shedloads of ninjas and the teeth-grindingly annoying samurai just leeched all my health away before I even got to the boss fight. Interestingly there's no issue with the controls as I predicted because they're actually pretty good once you adjust them a bit. No, it's just another example of a shitty old game with awful design that no amount of turd-gilding graphics can dress up. It's kind of fun up to that point but it can get fucked.


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I am playing Zwift, the controls are easy, just takes a lot of effort.

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Iyam playin Tell Me Everything. It's a very cheap detective-em-up where you construct sentences out of a bank of words to interrogate suspects in murder most foul. It's more satisfying than Lah Nwah's comical attempt at cross-examination and is a fraction of the spence. It has smooth jazz playing while you grill em too!

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Meh. Put hours into stick of truth on Xbox to find it's censored to Jeffries. Completed the first world on Astrobot as I'm trying to savour it and found out how God awful Doom VFR is.

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I am mostly playing Nobodies. It being a crime scene cleanup point n clicker. It's a bit simple and doesn't take much to work out each scene. At least it drowns the voices out for a few minutes.

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I tried Skyrim VR last night and it wasn't nice.

Even with settings adjusted the motion felt jarring too often, too much text to read (menus felt too close too?). Shame.

No Mans Sky VR to try next.

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Forza Horizon 3.

It's amazing. I was a bit annoyed when it sent me on a 13km drive to try and make me pay £16 for the area, but then I found a barn find and it happened to be my dream car (Ferrari Dino) so I wasn't too bummed. Fantastic game though, looks incredible too.

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I tried Skyrim VR last night and it wasn't nice.

Even with settings adjusted the motion felt jarring too often, too much text to read (menus felt too close too?). Shame.

No Mans Sky VR to try next.

Yeah, it’s almost like the best VR games are the ones designed from the ground up to be VR games, not the ones that have it shoehorned in after the fact.

Superhot is the exception, but they sort of destroyed it and built it back up again

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Control (PS4): gngh. I was loving it for the first two-thirds of the game, but it's trying my patience now with bulletsponge enemies and a series of boss fights where success comes down more to luck than skill - and to add insult to injury, where the restart point was some way back from the boss. Oh, and you appear to permanently lose a small amount of one of the game's currencies for dying, to boot...!

For example: a boss fight on a floating platform where you have to dodge attacks. Each attack successfully dodged leaves a hole in the platform. So I'm watching the boss, timing the attacks, strafing to dodge, and I... fall through a hole I couldn't see. Again and again and again, until I got lucky and didn't fall through a hole for long enough to kill it.

I have enough affection and investment in the story to persevere, but I think it'll be head-down dash to the end now, whereas I was enjoying the side quests.


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I have enough affection and investment in the story to persevere, but I think it'll be head-down dash to the end now, whereas I was enjoying the side quests.


Genuine question, here, but why don’t you just stop at that point? I’ve never been a completionist in games, so collecting every tin can down side streets doesn’t bother me, but when a game turns from enjoyable romp to grindy frustration I just stop, and find it very easy to do so, but I know a lot of people keep persevering, and I do t know what my question here quite is, but is that... fun? Entertaining? (Or whatever else it is you get out of the game in general?) And is that tied to competitive instinct, do you think? I don’t seem to have one. Board games I don’t care if I win or lose at all, so mostly play co-op game as if I play against people I tend to just let them win.

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I have enough affection and investment in the story to persevere, but I think it'll be head-down dash to the end now, whereas I was enjoying the side quests.
Genuine question, here, but why don’t you just stop at that point?
The story is really good, and all the annoying stuff so far has been in side quests and not story content. It's possible, maybe, that I'm under-powered for the side quests, and that's why I'm finding them annoying.


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Oh, I miss bderstood the wording wording, but maybe even moreso don’t get it. If the side quest has been causing so much frustration why did you keep retrying it? I Get you mean you’ll abandon them for now, though.

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Zardoz wrote:
I tried Skyrim VR last night and it wasn't nice.

Even with settings adjusted the motion felt jarring too often, too much text to read (menus felt too close too?). Shame.

No Mans Sky VR to try next.

Yeah, it’s almost like the best VR games are the ones designed from the ground up to be VR games, not the ones that have it shoehorned in after the fact.

Superhot is the exception, but they sort of destroyed it and built it back up again

Wipeout is the other exception, as is Resident Evil.


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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Control (PS4): gngh. I was loving it for the first two-thirds of the game, but it's trying my patience now with bulletsponge enemies and a series of boss fights where success comes down more to luck than skill - and to add insult to injury, where the restart point was some way back from the boss. Oh, and you appear to permanently lose a small amount of one of the game's currencies for dying, to boot...!

For example: a boss fight on a floating platform where you have to dodge attacks. Each attack successfully dodged leaves a hole in the platform. So I'm watching the boss, timing the attacks, strafing to dodge, and I... fall through a hole I couldn't see. Again and again and again, until I got lucky and didn't fall through a hole for long enough to kill it.

I have enough affection and investment in the story to persevere, but I think it'll be head-down dash to the end now, whereas I was enjoying the side quests.


I was on the fence about this because although the setting and general look of the thing is obviously awesome I was very concerned the gameplay wouldn't hold up to that. Everything you've described there would be a recipe for frustration for me so I'm happy I can now put it firmly on the 'maybe watch someone else play it' list.


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
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Zardoz wrote:
I tried Skyrim VR last night and it wasn't nice.

Even with settings adjusted the motion felt jarring too often, too much text to read (menus felt too close too?). Shame.

No Mans Sky VR to try next.

Yeah, it’s almost like the best VR games are the ones designed from the ground up to be VR games, not the ones that have it shoehorned in after the fact.

Superhot is the exception, but they sort of destroyed it and built it back up again

Wipeout is the other exception, as is Resident Evil.

Resi 7? That had VR from the start, I thought.

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Yoku's Island Express, the cutesy pinball/Metroidvania mash-up thing that came out last year and was free with Amazon Prime this month. I've played a couple of hours and thoroughly enjoyed it so far. I can slightly foresee the proper pinball sections becoming annoying if either the difficulty ramps up or you need to replay the same section multiple times when traversing the map, but it might not come to that so hopefully it'll remain fun throughout.


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free with Amazon Prime this month

Whatnow?

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Grim... wrote:
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free with Amazon Prime this month

Whatnow?


I believe he means Twitch Prime.

https://twitch.amazon.com/tp


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free with Amazon Prime this month

Whatnow?


I believe he means Twitch Prime.

https://twitch.amazon.com/tp


I do, but as that comes directly from having an Amazon Prime sub it's an Amazon Prime benefit regardless.


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Not free


'Free at the point of download'.


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Actually, Yoku's Island Express was from last month's set and I just managed to grab it in time. October's 'free' stuff is:

  • Stranger Things 3
  • The Walking Dead: Michonne
  • Deadlight: Directors Cut
  • Serial Cleaner
  • Adam Wolfe (Episodes 1-4)

Serial Cleaner looks cool and is on my Steam wishlist so I'll be giving that a go.

Note: as far as I can work out you don't need to have an active sub to play games you've already claimed so if you grab something now you don't need to try and play it before cancelling.


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Not free


'Free at the point of download'.

Acceptable

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I’m playing Dragon’s Quest XI (JRPG thing)

Most of the enemies have a sort-of pun based name. One of the enemies I’ve come across is a crazy crab called Crabba Dabba Doo.


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Control (PS4) (Completed): I know I did some kvetching about this in previous updates, but overall I definitely enjoyed it, and I'm happy I finished it. The writing, performances, and voice acting were top-notch, and the world building was sublime. It really is SCP: The Videogame and if you like that or similar stuff like the Laundry novels by Charles Stross you'll definitely dig this. As I complained earlier, I found the shooting aspect to be a little weaker - it occasionally tipped over the line into frustrating-instead-of-difficult - but I never tired of using telekinetic powers to wrangle massive chunks of reinforced concrete and hurl them into the faces of my enemies. It doesn't overstay its welcome either, and it's pleasant to have a game not filled with thousands of identikit collect-em-up sidequests. There's some single-player DLC due next year and I could see me picking that up.

Untitled Goose Game (Switch) ("Completed"): Delightful from beginning to end, and man, they didn't lie: this goose is horrible. The ending made me laugh out loud. When you complete it, you get a load more tasks to do, which look notably more involved/complicated than the ones you do in the main flow of the game; plenty to keep you busy if you find the main game too easy. I don't know how many of them I'll tackle. Mostly, I just got a tremendous kick out of being a complete feathered arsehole to a whole bunch of totally innocent people.


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The ending made me laugh out loud.

Amazing, isn't it? Really gets across that feeling of "that FUCKING goose" on the part of the villagers.

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The ending made me laugh out loud.

Amazing, isn't it? Really gets across that feeling of "that FUCKING goose" on the part of the villagers.

Absolutely!


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