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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 0:23 
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I’m playing the sequel to the Unfinished Swan...Untitled Goose.

It’s on Game Pass and you’ll be thanking your lucky stars that you didn’t get swept up in the internet buzz and paid actual money because, well, it’s pretty bloody dull. It’s cute, I’ll give it that, and there’s some funny moments but, man alive, it ain’t much of a game.


I was dead excited to see this out on PS4 so I bought it and downloaded it and then jumped straight on to play (much to Lady T's visible, but unspoken, annoyance). I ended up farting around for about an hour and a half.

I'm kind of in the middle here, I agree with some of Sat's sentiments but maybe not to the same extent. I did get a big caught up in the buzz and after a bit of playing it's obvious that the highlights reel style of video clips used do - shock, horror, but we fall for it, we always fall for it - make it look far more exciting/dramatic/funny than it really is. There's a lot of wandering about just pissing about.... almost unfocussed.... and yet after a while it sunk in a bit more and became fun just to keep ringing the bell and upsetting the man even after that objective had been fulfilled.

I think Sat's right, it's maybe not much of a game and don't expect a laugh a minute, but when I think of it more as a toy, or a 'griefing simulator' to fiddle about with, it's still quite neat and after typing all this drivel I'm quite keen to go and play it for a bit tonight.

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A PLAGUE TALE - INNOCENCE.

Made a start on this last night and immediately played it for three solid hours.

It's billed as an 'action-adventure horror stealth game', the best way I can describe it based on the first three hours is that it feels a lot like Max Payne 1/2 except with children, in medieval times, no guns, lots of stealth, no noir trappings, you have a companion, there are massive swarms of rats, and no bullet time.

I realise that makes it sound exactly nothing like Max Payne but I mean in the way it's really quite linear and scripted and you can't go too far off the beaten path, so that the level designers sort of know exactly what's going to happen, and when, so can design the game to be as compelling and exciting as they want based on that knowledge, none of your open world emergent gameplay here.

Anyway it pretty much grabbed me right from the off, everything about it just 'feels' right, to the extent I only stopped playing it once it was bedtime.

I picked it up for under £20 on GOG so it should be out there for a reasonable price, available on XBox/PS4/PC.

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More of A PLAGUE TALE - INNOCENCE for the last couple of evenings, this game is really, really good.

Do yourselves a favour and give it a go.


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Got home last night after a few days away to the emotional torture that is Mothership Zeta.

I've only done it three times out of all of my playthroughs and I hate it. I hated it enough,then after a hour or so of running around I got stuck in the scenery. Clenched teeth I pushed on remembering to save often.

Got outside and activated the teleporter and when I got back inside it wouldn't work. So I did that section again rewinding another hour of play but every time I got there the teleporter would not work which means you're fucked. Sally needs to teleport in and let you out.

In the end I rebooted the Xbox and it now worked, but crashed when you tried using it. So again I went back and did it all again and finally at 4am I finally got it done, vowing never to do it ever again.

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Elite Dangerous where I take clothing to a space station and bring biowaste back. It's a living.

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Recently picked up a copy of Matt Hoffman Pro BMX 2 for the Gamecube and I've been rattling through the challenges. I completed pretty much everything on it when I first owned it years back, but it's still such a good game to revisit - easily one of my top ten Cube games.

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Recently picked up a copy of Matt Hoffman Pro BMX 2 for the Gamecube and I've been rattling through the challenges. I completed pretty much everything on it when I first owned it years back, but it's still such a good game to revisit - easily one of my top ten Cube games.


Loved those games. There's a new sandbox BMX game. Might grab that soon.

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Wow. Just. Wow.

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Jumped back into Alienation with young Master Z!
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The Last Day of June: cheery indie puzzler in which your wife dies and you get crippled in the first ten minutes of the game. You're later gifted the ability to play through that day as the various other townspeople to try and change the circumstances of the crash (because it turns out they all contributed). It's an interesting conceit and I'm curious to see how they handle the various timelines as things get more complex and start to crossover more. The faces of the characters are also amusingly terrifying; even while I appreciate exactly why they've gone for that art style.

My Memory Of Us: puzzle platformer that has you controlling a girl and boy with different abilities as they make their way through an increasingly hostile world that's experiencing some kind of creeping fascist takeover (how utterly unrealistic!). It's...alright. Not sure I'll finish it before I get bored but it was £1.34 on the Switch so I've already more than got my money's worth.


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A PLAGUE TALE - INNOCENCE irritated me last night with its checkpointing. Yes I know proper saving is supposed to be REALLY HARD except in the games that appear to manage it with no problem whatsoever, and the lack of proper saving is a real pet peeve of mine.

Anyway, in fairness, the checkpointing has been mostly fine up to now and whilst it's bothered me on a few occasions, it's never really spoiled my enjoyment of the game. However, last night there was an unusually lengthy section where it just wouldn't checkpoint, and in this game if you make a mistake you die, it's as simple as that, you can't sort of 'blunder through' and force to a checkpoint, the game just kills you outright.

I was trying to get the mechanics of a section right without resorting to the cheap options (you can craft a couple of items that will sort of brute force past an opponent or two, but they feel bad to use as you know you're kind of cheesing it a bit, plus they use loads of resources which I'm trying to save for upgrades), and after about the fourth death when it put me back to the start of the section, I just quit out of the game in annoyance.

I'll try again tonight,

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Started RDR2. Man, it's long winded and slow.

Good thing it's so beautiful and good fun when you finally get to do things.

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Baba Is You: I'm only a handful of levels in and it's already apparent that I'm way, way too stupid for this game. Or, indeed, for anything else! Fucking hell.


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Over-the-holidays round-up edition:

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (PC): hit level 55 (which is the soft cap; beyond that you earn levels that are specific to the game's season.) I really do enjoy the multiplayer in this, and in particular some of the changes that seem to enrage long-term fans of the series (eg. the footstep sounds) seem like positive changes to me. The footstep noise, the radar, the audio design (the surround sound is really well done), and the sniper scope glints: these all combined to create a situation where, when I die, I rarely feel like I was helpless. Instead I feel like I could have shot a little faster, moved a little smarter, noticed the enemy a fraction sooner. This in turn is much less frustrating that I have found most of the other CoDs I've played.

However, this faded away just after Christmas and instead I got re-addicted to XCOM: War of the Chosen (PC). A chance remark by a someone or other got Cras playing this again, and once he started telling me how his game was going I felt like I had to return to it also. Despite having owned it since launch and despite XCOM1 being one of my favourite games of the last decade, I've never completed either vanilla XCOM2 or WotC. So I started over and this time I'm determined to see it through (on Veteran difficulty at least - that's the default.) I'm about 20 missions in, my soldiers are levelling up quite well, my avatar project is rather advanced and needs batting back down a bit, it's going OK overall I think. I think the main reason I bounced off this game before still bothers me: the strategy layer of the game feels just a little bit too hectic. I get that XCOM is about tough choices with limited resources but I'm frequently having to pick between 3-5 things that all feel absolutely critical, and it gets just a little bit annoying-stressful instead of thrilling-stressful. But I'm dealing with it slowly.


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A chance remark by a someone or other got Cras playing this again, and once he started telling me how his game was going I felt like I had to return to it also.

That was me. In the same thread that he went on to talk about his game in.

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All XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (PC), all the time. As I mentioned last week, for whatever silly reason, I'd never gotten past the midgame in XCOM2, and never even had a sincere attempt at starting the (massive) expansion DLC, War of the Chosen. Well, that's changed now, after a protracted campaign (I'm 40-something missions deep and it's October by the in-game clock.) I am well into the late-game glidepath to the finish, where my troops are all massively upgraded and stomping all over the aliens at every turn. As usual for XCOM I am having fun finding combos and synthesis between the various class abilities and unique weapons. The addition in WotC of (a) three new classes of unique faction soldiers and (b) each soldier getting a small number of randomly chosen abilities from other classes has vastly expanded the possibilities for shenanigans; I have reapers (shotgun-wielding close-combat types) who have sniper-style overwatch abilities, and snipers who can move and shoot in one round, and various other clever little combos I am enjoying bending the game with. All that remains is a handful of story missions and it'll be done (on the default "veteran" difficulty level, at least.)


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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
All XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (PC), all the time. As I mentioned last week, for whatever silly reason, I'd never gotten past the midgame in XCOM2, and never even had a sincere attempt at starting the (massive) expansion DLC, War of the Chosen. Well, that's changed now, after a protracted campaign (I'm 40-something missions deep and it's October by the in-game clock.) I am well into the late-game glidepath to the finish, where my troops are all massively upgraded and stomping all over the aliens at every turn. As usual for XCOM I am having fun finding combos and synthesis between the various class abilities and unique weapons. The addition in WotC of (a) three new classes of unique faction soldiers and (b) each soldier getting a small number of randomly chosen abilities from other classes has vastly expanded the possibilities for shenanigans; I have reapers (shotgun-wielding close-combat types) who have sniper-style overwatch abilities, and snipers who can move and shoot in one round, and various other clever little combos I am enjoying bending the game with. All that remains is a handful of story missions and it'll be done (on the default "veteran" difficulty level, at least.)


Sounds great.. I have not played xcom2, but i really enjoyed xcom.

edit: looks like i have it on the ps4, just not played it yet :)

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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
All XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (PC), all the time. As I mentioned last week, for whatever silly reason, I'd never gotten past the midgame in XCOM2, and never even had a sincere attempt at starting the (massive) expansion DLC, War of the Chosen. Well, that's changed now, after a protracted campaign (I'm 40-something missions deep and it's October by the in-game clock.) I am well into the late-game glidepath to the finish, where my troops are all massively upgraded and stomping all over the aliens at every turn. As usual for XCOM I am having fun finding combos and synthesis between the various class abilities and unique weapons. The addition in WotC of (a) three new classes of unique faction soldiers and (b) each soldier getting a small number of randomly chosen abilities from other classes has vastly expanded the possibilities for shenanigans; I have reapers (shotgun-wielding close-combat types) who have sniper-style overwatch abilities, and snipers who can move and shoot in one round, and various other clever little combos I am enjoying bending the game with. All that remains is a handful of story missions and it'll be done (on the default "veteran" difficulty level, at least.)


I am perhaps a little further on than you, but haven't touched it for ages. I played on the level below Veteran because i'm a wuss, and got to a point where the missions were cakewalks. UNTIL I GOT CARELESS AND MY FAVOURITE (ONLY) TEMPLAR DIED.

I haven't had the energy to return to it since. But I should. As I'd like to finish it. Have dispatched all the Chosen already, so I've made life easier for the end, hopefully.


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edit: looks like i have it on the ps4, just not played it yet :)

It was on PS+ a while back. Note that (a) you won't have the (very good) expansion and (b) the load times are a bit painful.


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Been playing a lot of Space Engineers (PC) recently. It's one of those games where time just gets away from you and suddenly you've been playing for 8 hours and haven't eaten and done next to nothing in the game. Would recommend.

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Just finishing up fallout 4.

Realised this time that once you get a Shag (Piper or Cait or Danse for the chaps) that sleeping with your partner gives you a perk for a short time where your XP rockets. So I've built beds everywhere lol.

Just the stupid vault dlc left now, then it's FONV.

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Nearly finished A PLAGUE TALE - INNOCENCE last night, it's a truly superb game and I would respectfully recommend folks seek it out.

Its inclusion on a fair few 'Best of 2019' lists is well deserved.

It's not even a genre I'm usually a fan of, but it's so bloody well done here, and with characters you care so much about, that it gets a pass.

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Finished UNCHARTED: Drake's Fortune last night, enjoyable enough for an older game, few sections had me cursing through it's clunkiness.

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Yeah, saw your name and a fair few other Beexers flash up when I hit or was close to headshots/kills count with different weapons.

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I’m playing the first Uncharted right now!


I'm not sure that'll have aged well.

It’s pretty darn good. I’m over halfway in the campaign now.

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I'm not sure that'll have aged well.

It’s pretty darn good. I’m over halfway in the campaign now.


In my opinion they get better as the series progresses so if you're enjoying the first one you've potentially got a lot of good times ahead. The story and characters get better I feel (and by the third and fourth game they're jaw-droppingly good to look at) and the combat encounters less gruelling. I say that because the first two suffered by just sending wave after wave after fucking wave of guys into the combat arena you're often locked into which just got boring. The later games find a better balance I feel, although I still get a shudder of hatred whenever I see a shotgun-wielding body-armoured dickhole appear).


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I say that because the first two suffered by just sending wave after wave after fucking wave of guys into the combat arena you're often locked into which just got boring.

This is what killed my interest halfway through 1 & 2.If the games after that are less so, I may be interested.


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I say that because the first two suffered by just sending wave after wave after fucking wave of guys into the combat arena you're often locked into which just got boring.

This is what killed my interest halfway through 1 & 2.If the games after that are less so, I may be interested.


I mean it does still happen to an extent, but I believe it's universally acknowledged that it's massively toned down in subsequent games. I think I remember some slight lingering annoyance in the third game (though it's worth bearing in mind that I'm shit at these kind of encounters so probably have less tolerance than most) but certainly in Uncharted 4 and it's brilliant spin-off The Lost Legacy I don't remember being bothered at all and the combat encounters felt much more organic. I'd say definitely play the fourth one and Lost Legacy and maybe go back to the third one if you enjoy those.

ETA: this from the Eurogamer review of UC4 back my memories up a bit:

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The biggest changes come to the combat. Many enemy encounters now take place in large open areas filled with complex architecture that allows for stealth. Drake is able to thin out the ranks of goons by hiding in long grass, sneaking and using his climbing skills to outflank and surprise his enemies with silent takedowns - or even leave them unmolested. It's no Metal Gear Solid, but with its freedom of approach, stealth is a good deal more satisfying than the blunt shootouts. The guns are fun but the enemy designs are as dim-witted and uninteresting as ever, and once stealth is broken, encounters lean aggressively towards tactics-free attrition, piling on ever more heavily armed and armoured mercs. There's a lot of this as the game's climax approaches, though it's been pruned further than the interminable stretches of blasting that the earlier games suffered from.


It's also worth noting that I'm pretty sure it's possible to get back into stealth mode after it's broken which contradicts the above slightly and makes things even more flexible again.


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I’ve also played Uncharted 4 and can confirm that the combat is very betterer.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 15:31 
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Personally, I've enjoyed them all. Yes the first one in particular forced you to dig in in several combat scenarios which made it a war of attrition. For me, the third one was the best. The fourth felt too much like a greatest hits album and the "heartfelt" story running throughout was just crass.

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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
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The third one had a lot of stuff that felt very on rails. I realise that's part of the Uncharted experience but it was at it's peak there, I feel they took that criticism on board and got the balance right with the fourth one.


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DBSnappa wrote:
the "heartfelt" story running throughout was just crass.

Did he get a writing credit?

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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
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Good to know then that the ones I've yet to play through are getting the most praise.

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