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Reply #11725 on: April 26, 2017, 05:41:59 AM

For some bizarre reason I stopped playing Dishonoured right before finishing it. Like, last mission. No idea why, I'd been enjoying it. A subconscious reluctance for it to be over? I dunno.

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Reply #11726 on: April 26, 2017, 07:31:07 AM

Just for the life of me couldn't figure it out as a game.  At all.  Shame, but I ain't young anymore.
This is me after a lifetime of gaming for 20 years. Suddenly in the last 6-7 years I just don't get games anymore. I'll play them for a half hour or so and either completely screw up the controls and be unable to figure it out or invest the time, or the difficulty is just so out there it's frustrating and I give up. I stopped buying games that weren't ones I've played and enjoyed 20 years ago now. I can still get into some primitive dungeon crawler from 1988 but Dragon Age made me ragequit multiple times.

I'm not sure if it's just me...
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Reply #11727 on: April 26, 2017, 08:43:51 AM

It isn't, we're just getting fucking old.

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Reply #11728 on: April 26, 2017, 09:55:26 AM

For some bizarre reason I stopped playing Dishonoured right before finishing it. Like, last mission. No idea why, I'd been enjoying it. A subconscious reluctance for it to be over? I dunno.

Heh, I had Baldur's Gate 2 on the very last fight for more than a year. No reason in particular that I can remember. I just stopped. Then one day I just picked it up again and then blew right through the Expansion as well.

Dishonored just clicked with me. It has unrealistic stealth that I kind of don't completely suck at. Falls into the same category for me as Splinter Cell and Deus Ex. I like these games. I can beat them at Normal difficulty with a minimal (HAH) amount of save scumming.

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Reply #11729 on: April 26, 2017, 10:17:11 AM

This is me after a lifetime of gaming for 20 years. Suddenly in the last 6-7 years I just don't get games anymore. I'll play them for a half hour or so and either completely screw up the controls and be unable to figure it out or invest the time, or the difficulty is just so out there it's frustrating and I give up. I stopped buying games that weren't ones I've played and enjoyed 20 years ago now. I can still get into some primitive dungeon crawler from 1988 but Dragon Age made me ragequit multiple times.

I'm not sure if it's just me...

It isn't, we're just getting fucking old.

Personally I've just been finding that I'm really no longer interested in 95% of AAA games. I'm 48, I've been gaming in one form or another since the 1970s. The big name games stopped being innovative years ago mostly.

I play games now that are small and/or cheap. Yeah I'll check out the AAA's but I'll do it 2-4 years after release and pay 15 for them, then I care less if they suck. Yeah, we change as we get older, but the games have changed also, it's not our fault that they mostly suck these days.

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Reply #11730 on: April 26, 2017, 10:22:03 AM

It says something that I have a huge backlog of Steam games and yet spend most of my time these days playing League of Legends and Hex because of the competitiveness with other humans, despite hating most of those humans with the white hot passion of the sun. schild said it best when he said I only like playing games that are guaranteed to give me a stroke.

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Reply #11731 on: April 26, 2017, 03:46:10 PM

Or at least a good feel.

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Reply #11732 on: April 26, 2017, 04:04:01 PM

I am weary, at least, of learning complex interfaces to perform repetitive sequences of precise moves. I want sloppy, intuitive combat in a game with a lot of good content. If I start up a game again six months later and I realize I'm going to have to do the tutorial again just to remember which six buttons to press in order to cast a spell in the right way, I'm fucking done with it.
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Reply #11733 on: April 26, 2017, 04:28:25 PM

My life has changed, but I really haven't. I still love them all, from AAA to Indie, but it's the time to play that I don't have. Family, business, other hobbies that aren't really hobbies anymore but stuff people depend on (I'm okay at handyman/general construction stuff, so I'm now "that guy" when something needs to be built but you don't want to actually pay somebody who really knows what he's doing).

If I'm playing a game, I'm probably shirking some chore. In fact, right now I'm about to dive into Conan Exiles for a few minutes instead of mowing the lawn...

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Reply #11734 on: April 26, 2017, 09:09:01 PM

In general I really appreciate games that run 4-8 hours, deliver a great experience and/or story, and don't out-stay their welcome these days.  These tend to come from smaller / indie shops and often explore mechanics and storytelling that AAA fare doesn't take risks on.

That said, I recently put nearly 70 hours into Horizon: Zero Dawn and have put 40 into Hollow Knight, so the *right* long-form game can still hold my interest for an extended period of time.  These are by far the exception to the rule in the past couple years though.
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Reply #11735 on: April 26, 2017, 09:33:16 PM

Games lately have just been things to fill in the time between my playing minecraft, GTA V or Rocksmith. Those three pretty much cover what I look for in gaming and nobody else can quite deliver on correctly.

I do get that I fetishize Thief 2 a bit, and am aware that's a different person's brain, one with a lot more time to dig into games. And weed.

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Reply #11736 on: April 26, 2017, 09:48:42 PM

I have to admit I've just been playing the same few games constantly (Minecraft, Elite, GW2, Warframe) for the last year or so. Part of it is familiarity which helps with my anxiety, part of it is simple lack of money to play things. The last new game I bought was DA:I which I played 2 hours of then quit. I'm not adverse to new games, like Darkest Dungoun which I loved, but I guess I'm getting old. Darkest D was turn based so you could think a bit so it wasn't a reflex fest. I have a stack of games which I have never played.

I think that's one of the reason "Walking Simulators" are popular. Things that just tell a story without any complex mechanics are good.

Also I am so done with Min Maxing shit. I'll play the way I find fun and if its not 100% efficient I don't care. The idea of failing because you are not robotically running the same pattern of key presses both infuriates and bores the shit out of me. It means *I have a macro recorder and am really pressing one button with the excitement."  But the world is full of approved builds that are just about class cannoning and stun locking, so PVP is basically "I turn up and am immediately staring at my screen unable to do anything". Fuck that. I don't have the reflexes or the fragile ego to become autistic-ally that fast anymore.

Also I stopped playing Dishonored on the last mission too. Weird. I was enjoying it too.  One thing that did bug me was the way that they obviously skimped on the replies so they had the same generic response to another guards statement. "I COMPLETELY AGREE!!" Took me right out of the game every time. And yeah, getting through the Prison stealthily was nearly impossible. I broke my No kill rule on my first encounter as I couldn't find a way past the first 3 guards. Yay.

Another thing is I started Starcraft 2 and then failed one of the optional objectives and then was suck as my completionist urge to repeat the mission was fighting with my urge to get going with the story, realizing that I didn't the same resources because I hadn't done the achievements on the previous mission. So the result was I never played another game of it. Winning!

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Reply #11737 on: April 27, 2017, 07:32:46 AM

Hopped on the Playerunknown's Battlegrounds bandwagon. Can't say I'm particularly good at it. I can typically survive until the last 25 by hiding rather than relying on actually trying to shoot anybody. I think I've killed 2 people in 5 games. Having a good time with it though so far.
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Reply #11738 on: April 27, 2017, 10:50:46 PM

Kinda bored without a game to play so I bought the Romance of Three Kingdoms 13's expansion.
They added these prestige classes like Fighter, Civil Servant, Tactician etc.
The mini games got more annoying but there's a slew of new stuff to do anyway, so I guess I got my money worth.
Quick recap of first serious session with a terrible officer, Yang Song.
I just focused on the Civil Servant prestige since it's a great way to rack up passive incomes from being good at 'hidden ledgers'.
I even bribed a few friends to build up some fame points.
Good relations with leader, recommended for marriage with distant relative of ruler. Twice.
Got 2 brides within a year. The second one's random portrait made me laugh.



Got invaded the same year. We lost.
Ruler was beheaded. I was governing another city with both wives. RIP Lord Zhang Lu.
Second wife become ruler. lmao.
We spend honeymoon together before the last city also falls, but I wasn't captured cause I have an elite horse that guarantees escape.
I escaped to join another kingdom, my two wives were captured and joined the captor kingdom.
Received letter 9 months later, from both wives.
One boy, one girl.



Can't raise the kids myself cause they're in another kingdom. Didn't feel like spending a month on the road just to visit them.
Big deal, embezzling cash in Luoyang under Crown Prince Dong in peace. We're dominating half the map. Kinda broken really.

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Reply #11739 on: April 28, 2017, 11:17:03 AM

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Reply #11740 on: April 28, 2017, 11:54:37 AM

Hopped on the Playerunknown's Battlegrounds bandwagon. Can't say I'm particularly good at it. I can typically survive until the last 25 by hiding rather than relying on actually trying to shoot anybody. I think I've killed 2 people in 5 games. Having a good time with it though so far.
Looks like a great game, especially early in before everyone's learned it so well it's not fun for casuals. But I think it's better suited to at least duos on voice comms.

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Reply #11741 on: April 28, 2017, 12:41:29 PM

Looks like a great game, especially early in before everyone's learned it so well it's not fun for casuals. But I think it's better suited to at least duos on voice comms.

Duos and squads on comms is what makes this game shine.  Solo is all about being able to hit a shot or two and getting the RNG in your favor late.

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Reply #11742 on: April 28, 2017, 02:07:48 PM

Took me years to give up Battlefield after 1942, because I played that one in a competitive clan. It was glorious, but alas, to be a younger man with a lot of free time...because solo play sucks (as does pug groups and servers, clan v clan was the best)

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Reply #11743 on: April 28, 2017, 02:32:03 PM

Factorio research trees totally changed and I hadn't noticed.

Arg, I need a new research cube.

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Reply #11744 on: April 28, 2017, 04:26:29 PM

Hopped on the Playerunknown's Battlegrounds bandwagon. Can't say I'm particularly good at it. I can typically survive until the last 25 by hiding rather than relying on actually trying to shoot anybody. I think I've killed 2 people in 5 games. Having a good time with it though so far.
Looks like a great game, especially early in before everyone's learned it so well it's not fun for casuals. But I think it's better suited to at least duos on voice comms.

Yeah, I'm trying to get my brother to pick the game up, especially since he's played the stuff Playerunknown made before this. The thing I like about this game though is that I don't really care that much about winning since only one person out of almost 100 is going to win anyway. For me the fun is just seeing how long I can last. If I kill one other person in the course of a match I feel like a fucking champion.

The main thing I've learned so far is that if you can find a scope (and a gun to attach it to of course), that's a huge advantage.
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Reply #11745 on: April 29, 2017, 02:08:00 AM

Arg, I need a new research cube.

Research cube?

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Reply #11746 on: April 29, 2017, 09:12:51 AM

Previously, there were 4 research potions and it was quite easy to setup a cube that would do it all for you....

https://i.imgur.com/43BSARm.png

For example.


But now it's got waaaay more and they really interact in odd ways...

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Reply #11747 on: April 29, 2017, 09:36:22 AM

Ohh, yeah. Lots of designs for the new setups on the subreddit, but I've not delved into it yet myself so I haven't tried any of them. This looks like a nice collection of 16 by X tile designs for each one.

Edit: This is a nice post for them too, complete with a blueprint book string :)

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Reply #11748 on: April 29, 2017, 07:07:46 PM

Playing some Playerunknown's Battlegrounds too, if anyone wants to find me on steam: Viin Diesel

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Reply #11749 on: April 29, 2017, 09:32:08 PM

hmm. there might have been some changes since I last played Factorio. I don't remember anything beyond red and green?

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Reply #11750 on: April 30, 2017, 12:50:00 AM

hmm. there might have been some changes since I last played Factorio. I don't remember anything beyond red and green?

Yeah there's 7 science packs now.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #11751 on: April 30, 2017, 03:07:22 PM

hmm. there might have been some changes since I last played Factorio. I don't remember anything beyond red and green?

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Reply #11752 on: May 02, 2017, 09:13:25 AM

Because of my particular mental disorder(s), I redownloaded NAtURAL DOCtRINE and tried that one again.  I had previously been working on some single-player PvZ2 until I hit a wall with being turned into a goat and asked to survive for 1:30 while being hunted by an army of plants.

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Reply #11753 on: May 02, 2017, 09:17:08 AM

I've mostly been playing Gumballs and Dungeons. Lots of long hours at work make for good cellphone gaming.

Still haven't started Persona 5.

The kiddo is back into Pokemon Sun so I've been playing a bit of Moon too. Mostly whooping his ass in battle then breeding random Pokemon from my old games for him.

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Reply #11754 on: May 02, 2017, 09:52:31 AM

I don't know how I forgot that my son is really into Mario Kart 8 Deluxe now.  I have the dead spot on my right thumb to show for it.

A larger controller is on order.

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Reply #11755 on: May 03, 2017, 05:30:12 AM

I have spent most of my 3 day weekend either trying to not crash into fiery balls of hydrogen plasma (exploration tour to the Elephant Trunk Nebula in Elite: Dangerous) or cursing at my online opponents in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Mario Kart 8 is worthy of rebuying if you own a Switch. It includes a better battle mode, all DLC content, has much improved graphics and is locked at 60 fps. You can now hold a second item which changes the online meta completely. It's probably the best Mario kart yet.
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Reply #11756 on: May 03, 2017, 05:51:11 AM

I've had a very productive Easter Holiday taking all those old DOS RPGs, Adventures and Strategy games and finally importing them into Dfend so that I can replay them whenever I feel like it. Then I got stuck playing Warlords for hours because its so simple and straightforward compared to those modern strategy games. I think I'm finally broken and beyond repair.
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Reply #11757 on: May 03, 2017, 05:58:10 PM

To be fair, Warlords is one of the best games ever.
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Reply #11758 on: May 03, 2017, 11:07:05 PM

I loved Warlords, every version, right up until I finally got tired of it always ending up with the mighty stack-o-doom and a long supply line/network of units trailing behind it.  Still, simplistic as it is, I got far more fun out of Warlords (and Empire) than I ever got out of any or all versions of Civilization, even though those should have been better games.

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Reply #11759 on: May 04, 2017, 08:18:42 AM

To be fair, Warlords is one of the best games ever.

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