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Postby Ferrous Bueller » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:12 pm

iambic wrote:can we get the world to play witcher 3 instead of skyrim
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Postby boonie » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:53 pm

Don't listen to them
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Postby Paul » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:13 pm

iambic wrote:can we get wendy to play witcher 3 instead of skyrim


I'm considering it but I would also like another skyrim. :twisted:
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Postby Tetradyne » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:42 pm

whatabout tim wrote:
Tetradyne wrote:Fuck, I have a feeling I'm going to walk into Target and walk out with an Ass Creed Egypt today


Wait until black friday if you didn't buy it over the weekend.


TOO LATE! But I'm thinking about picking up Wolfenstein or COD on that day.
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Postby gambra » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:53 pm

Watch_Dogs free for a few days from tomorrow through uPlay. Its a decent enough play through for nothing.

https://freetrial.ubisoft.com/promotion ... -dogs-1/8/
THIS IMPACT WILL CONTROL ALL MARGINS

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Postby No Not Now » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:54 pm

I loved Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. One of the prettiest games I've ever played, the particle effects and lighting in particular were out of this world especially when combined with some truly cinematic set pieces. The game is well optimized too... Im running max settings at a fairly consistent 200fps. It looks amazing on my 144hz monitor (really glad id tech 6 allows for this!!!). I think Mick Gordon's score might be his best yet. Loved the ominous dark synths when combat wasn't raging. Overall I think the story is the selling point and it felt like a more realized version of what they did with TNO. It ponders some ideas that FPS's rarely do, if ever. Planning on playing through a second time with the other timeline.

I agree with Chairkicker that this game is brutally difficult and the hitscan enemies will shred you in a millisecond on the hardest setting. I too was disappointed by this because the trailer made it look as though they were going to change the combat and take notes from Doom 2016. Im guessing that the lean mechanic, which is truly unique, is someone's baby at Machinegames and they insist on its frequent use being part of the gameplay. The load screens always seemed to be suggesting to lower the difficulty or lean and hide when overwhelmed.

Really excited for Freedom Chronicles tomorrow! They just patched in Episode Zero and some challenge modes which unlock when the vault opens in the hub area!
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Postby wendy » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:01 pm

I downloaded and then quickly disabled a Harry Potter mod because Draco wouldn’t stop owning me
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Postby Spoons » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:25 am

wendy have you ever played Rigmor of Bruma?
it's my favourite Skyrim mod.
looks like just another companion mod, but it comes with 20+ hours of story content.
ok bye.
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Postby wendy » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:19 am

i haven't played it but i don't think it would work well for my needs since i have to kinda keep the elder scrolls lore at arm's length in order to force the game to fit a harry potter narrative, on account of i'm a lunatic
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Postby Tetradyne » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:22 pm

I really like Assassin's Creed Origins. Mind you, I have not played any of them since the first entry. It's been the perfect game to chill out to. The progression system is fun and constantly stumbling upon new things to do is awesome. 9/10
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Postby No Not Now » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:12 pm

ooof freedom chronicles episode zero stinks. took about 15 minutes to complete all 3 chapters. They had an opportunity to add new types of gameplay but all three characters have recycled abilities from the Wolf 2 campaign. How boring. You dont even get a feel for any of these new personalities.

this was just a dumb pre-order bonus but I feel like it does a poor job of hooking people into wanting to buy the dlc.
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Postby fuckles » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:41 pm

wendy wrote:i haven't played it but i don't think it would work well for my needs since i have to kinda keep the elder scrolls lore at arm's length in order to force the game to fit a harry potter narrative, on account of i'm a lunatic

do not dive deep into elder scrolls lore as it posits your player character is part of a simulation. this is not a joke.
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Postby trouble » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:01 pm

also it's not well written
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Postby Milk » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:05 pm

Ignoring a game's lore and story to fit my desired narrative is one of my top 3 things to do in games.
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Postby wendy » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:05 pm

fuckles wrote:
wendy wrote:i haven't played it but i don't think it would work well for my needs since i have to kinda keep the elder scrolls lore at arm's length in order to force the game to fit a harry potter narrative, on account of i'm a lunatic

do not dive deep into elder scrolls lore as it posits your player character is part of a simulation. this is not a joke.

IS THIS A JKOE
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Postby just trouble » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:08 pm

about to fire up horizon zero dawn the frozen wilds! thank you based aloy!
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Postby Milk » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:11 pm

Favorite things to do in gaming:

#1 - Building shit
#2 - Making spreadsheets
#3 - Ignoring a game's lore and story so that the game fits my desired narrative better
#4 - Heavily criticize a game i probably didn't pay for for not fitting my narrow definition of what is desirable in a game
#5 - Ragequitting a game i've put hundreds of hours into and calling it complete worthless bullshit
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Postby Spoons » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:41 am

Milk wrote:Ignoring a game's lore and story to fit my desired narrative is one of my top 3 things to do in games.


This.
I’m a cutscene skipper by heart
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Postby iambic » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:46 am

I can't skip cutscenes

even the world's demonstrably worst cutscenes

I wish I could sometimes, but I cannot
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Postby chimp » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:07 am

iambic wrote:I can't skip cutscenes

even the world's demonstrably worst cutscenes

I wish I could sometimes, but I cannot


cannot empathise with this

I mash the skip cutscene button hard as fuck
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Postby iambic » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:24 am

I feel deeply obliged to watch them. it's not an obligation to the writers or the developers or anything, just to ... narrative? I have to honor the existence of the narrative, even when it is bad.

like, I purely enjoy coordinated button pressing to complete actions in 3-d mediated space to achieve fleeting satisfactions as much as the next person, and I don't mind if there's no context for the button presses. but if there is a context, I have to acknowledge and understand it. I have to, chimp.
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Postby iambic » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:24 am

on a replay, though, yeah. Esc Esc Esc.
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Postby Architecture » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:26 am

I know this is gonna sound insane, but does anyone here have GTX 1080 who hasn't bought Destiny 2 and wants to play it?

I have a copy laying around that I'll sell cheap but I'm pretty sure you have to have a 1080/Ti for it to activate

(Thanks Nvidia)
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Postby Ferrous Bueller » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:31 am

iambic wrote:I feel deeply obliged to watch them. it's not an obligation to the writers or the developers or anything, just to ... narrative? I have to honor the existence of the narrative, even when it is bad.

like, I purely enjoy coordinated button pressing to complete actions in 3-d mediated space to achieve fleeting satisfactions as much as the next person, and I don't mind if there's no context for the button presses. but if there is a context, I have to acknowledge and understand it. I have to, chimp.


yep

this also leads me to talk to way too many NPCs
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Postby Spoons » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:43 am

iambic wrote:even when it is bad.


Implying there was ever an actually good narrative in a vidya game
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Postby Milk » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:48 am

iambic wrote:I feel deeply obliged to watch them. it's not an obligation to the writers or the developers or anything, just to ... narrative? I have to honor the existence of the narrative, even when it is bad.

like, I purely enjoy coordinated button pressing to complete actions in 3-d mediated space to achieve fleeting satisfactions as much as the next person, and I don't mind if there's no context for the button presses. but if there is a context, I have to acknowledge and understand it. I have to, chimp.



oh yeah i mean regardless of what i think of story i always watch all cutscenes though.


Listen, im the person who HAS to sit through the ending credits and if you have tried to sit through a modern's game credits, let me tell you some AAA ones take 45 mins. Not a joke, one of the Arkham was 45 mins long, i timed it. The thing is i think i had a game not too long ago that beat it but i cant remember which. GTA V? not sure but i think i had a like 55 mins one some time. It's completely ridiculous.
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Postby traced out » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:49 am

i'm the same iambic. sometimes i even force myself to listen to the bad voice acting.
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Postby iambic » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:56 am

voice acting is where I draw a sharp line. I will turn it off 90% of the time unless it's incredibly polished AAA stuff like Witcher 3 or Destiny 2.

nothing pulls me out of a game faster when I've scaled the 1,000 Steps of Ashlanok or whatever to finally stand before the Last Steward and when he opens his mouth it's just some made-for-TV Californian twerp who voices a dozen other chars in the game, and he never knows which word to stress in the line.

voice acting is literally why I can't play Divinity: Original Sin.
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Postby Spoons » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:10 am

TRIGGER WARNING

I barely ever finish a game
Sometimes I quit right before the final boss
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Postby G_S » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:14 am

finally tried out stalker and it's pretty fucking cool
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