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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:57 
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Last night I started playing Tarzan on the N64. It's been one that's had me curious for a while as it seems like quite a simple 2.5D platformer... Nothing too taxing.

So far, Tarzan seems intent on killing as much of the wildlife as possible by throwing fruit or stabbing them with a knife.

I'm not that familiar with the story, but this does seem very unlike something the King of the jungle would do.

Also.. I'm playing this with my N64 everdrive clone which is absolutely ace.


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:12 
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It's odd that the actual cartridge of Tarzan seems to be in such short supply. For boxed PAL copies, there's precisely one on ebay at the moment (at £199.99) and none that have sold recently.

I'm struggling to get into new games at the moment so I'm still plugging away at:

Rocket League - the matchmaking seems to be pretty poor lately; I keep getting thrown into greatly mismatched games or end up with two bots on my team from the off
Binding of Isaac - still trying to unlock the Lost character after hours and hours of gameplay. In theory it should be easy: find Isaac's 'Missing' poster and while holding it, kill yourself in the sacrifice room (bit dark, even by the game's standards), but because there are so many items in the game, I haven't seen the poster drop in such a long time.

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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 15:02 
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Satisfactory (PC/Epic): I got over the mid-game grind I grumbled about a few weeks back and am now into a bit more of a groove with it. I have a small automation cycle going for computers and heavy module frames, which I need to build out further so I can take on the third level of the space elevator. I built my first trainline, which I'm using to get quartz back to my main factory. And now I'm building out my first fuel generator plant as my entire factory is currently plagued by brownouts.

Doom Eternal (PC/Steam): this is a really interesting game that has taken some quite bold decisions, in my opinion. It's taken the most shooter-atypical ingredients of Doom (2016) - the extreme mobility, the resource management, the crucial second-by-second tactical choices - and quadrupled down on them. And it still maintains an almost fighting-game like reliance on you learning enemy animation patterns, AI routines, and weak spots so you can stay one step ahead of them.

Just like 2016, it's breathtakingly fast; but now you have a lot more to manage in the heat of the moment. You have multiple weapons -- each with two modes they can be toggled between. You have multiple items used to get different resources from enemies (stagger them for a kill animation and you get health; chainsaw them and you get ammo; use your flame thrower on them and you get armour.) You need to keep track of these resources throughout each fight, and juggle weapons according to whichever type of enemy you are facing and whatever you have ammo for right now. And you're earning upgrades across weapon modes, weapon stats, your armour stats, and bespoke buffs across armour stats and runes.

It's a lot, in other words. There are moments in the first few hours where it was a little too much for me - I wouldn't have minded if the game was a bit slower to introduce new mechanics. But I guess frantic forward momentum is the order of the day here, both within each fight and in the game at large.

Still, though, it did click for me. And when it clicks, it's glorious. You find your fingers racing ahead of your brain, you round a corner to find some combination of enemies and by the time you've consciously realised exactly what weapon combination you need you find you've already selected it. It's ultra satisfying.


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 15:27 
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Yeah it definitely throws you right on in. I played for an hour or so. Just downloading it onto my home PC now. Need to get it set up for folding today too.

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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 13:29 
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I’ve been playing Code Vein which has been dubbed Anime-Souls. It’s certainly got all the anime staples: big tits, boring and slow dialogue, big tits, characters that spout nonsense, big tits, overly sentimental crap no one gives two shits about etc. Oh and it’s a tit slider so you can adjust how big your tits are from circus balloons to gravity defying meteorites.

The Souls-like gameplay is here: slow heavy combat, parry, stagger, poison, infusing weapons, a ton of arms and armour. The combat is alright too and it has its difficult moments with some cunty bosses and cunty enemies. Everything is massive too so giant enemies that swing humongous axes that hit you through walls 50 yards away. The weapons are giant too and one of your starter weapons is literally a 3 tonne block of concrete on a metal pipe.

What it’s got to differentiate itself is a coop partner constantly following you around and an elaboration of Dark Souls special moves but this time you’ve got up to 8 of them depending on a class you can change at will and on the fly. There’s classes for fighting, ranged combat (with guns and shit), magic and all that shit. It’s a pretty good system that’s flexible for loads of fighting styles. Much more interesting than block, light attack and heavy attack.

What it doesn’t do is:

the environments are a bland anime affair- with destroyed cities and stuff jutting out of them. The geometry is basic and there’s loads of flat textures. It ain’t much of a looker, certainly nowhere near the quality of Fromsofts games, but they do suit the anime look it’s going for. They’re just a little disappointing. One level that I’m currently working through nicks a load of Anor Londo’s look but manages to just be a fairly dull maze of identical looking platforms and turrets. That’s another thing, the levels haven’t got From’s sense of place and style. There’s very little backtracking or looping levels and finding that secret door that links previous bonfires and all that guff. The levels are mostly linear with a few spidery legs or larger environments much like DS3’s Farron Keep but without the stupid poison lake crap. There’s enough to keep you on your toes though.

The UI is bollocks though. Dark Souls’ little pictures of items replaced by abstract white symbols for every fucking thing. They might have been going for something cool looking but it ended up looking cheap and makes navigating the menus unnecessarily difficult. All the things look the same which is stupid.

So, it’s a pretty fun DS-style game but not very pretty. The Surge and it’s sequel was a better Dark Souls game and probably more fun than this. Still, I’m only about half way through so I’ll see how it goes.


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:59 
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I tried Fortnite.. it is very fun and silly for a Battle Royal game.

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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:16 
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I'm back playing Battlefield V on the PS4 of an evening, if anyone else has it and fancies a game sometime.


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:19 
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I'd love some Bezzie action, but I'm no good at this type of game. :(

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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:20 
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Ooh, did we ever find another site we could play poker on?

Any thoughts on Mafia too?

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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:53 
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I'd be up for a mafia game, but as a participant. I'm running an Awesome Island game for work at the moment, followed by a mafia game for them. Not sure I can do 2 games in parallel :D


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:00 
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After recommending Wordament in the Android thread, reinstalling it and discovering that they'd added lots of single player puzzles, that's been sucking up a lot of my mobile gaming time lately. Each map has 80 levels and there are 36 maps, so I'm currently 270 levels into a 2,880 level game. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:00 
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Journey, pretty old now but new to me, and it was neato. I didn't realise that the other characters were
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I was a good evening entertainment for the price of a cold beer and I enjoyed it but I do regret pausing right near the end to go and load the dishwasher and put it on, really shattered the immersion :belm:


I hadn't played Shadow of the Colossus before, so that's what I'm diving into now... It's gorgeously presented and very stylish and atmospheric (although boy do those PS2 era menus feel dated). I do feel like a bit of a jerk for annoying and then killing the big old beasts, and I think that's one of the points the makers meant for. It doesn't feel like this will be a long game though, I thought it was going to be a huge open world but it isn', and that's OK for me, a short focussed game would be nice right now.

I feel like I've played quite a few 'lonely' style games with a kind of maudlin atmosphere recently so after SotC I think I'll look for something vibrant and fun.

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