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Reply #11830 on: May 31, 2017, 06:32:22 AM

They're both really good.
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Reply #11831 on: May 31, 2017, 10:51:47 AM

Thought I was going to have to start a new game to play the expacs (or play them standalone), but logging in it seems to have popped up a quest for me. It also now thinks it's the GotY edition  why so serious?

I like the game so much I was actually considering starting over to integrate them...and I have 110 hours logged in, and in my 2nd playthrough I'm almost to where I was in my first playthrough (visiting Triss for the 1st time). I spend a lot of time messing around in the woods.

Actually my fiancee has already called me on the fact that I'm mostly just hiking with good music.

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Reply #11832 on: May 31, 2017, 12:04:20 PM

You know, I pretty much thought ToEE was a perfect system, it's a shame the game tanked so hard.

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Reply #11833 on: May 31, 2017, 12:23:13 PM

If you're looking for tactical RPGs, there's actually been a pretty good resurgence of PC indies over the last few years.

Standouts are Invisible Inc (really good production values and solid TB stealth), Voidspire Tactics / Alvora Tactics (FFT-like tactical combat and flexible character-building combined with freeform exploration like Ultima games and Divinity OS in Voidspire, and procedural dungeons with a larger team in Alvora; neither of them is particularly pretty-looking however), Telepath Tactics (Fire Emblem++ basically... lots of units, tough tactical encounters that can take up to 2 hours, oh yeah and permadeath), and Battle Brothers (medieval XCOM with some RPG elements). Quite a few decent second-stringers as well: Banner Saga, Templar Battleforce, Blackguards (eurojank alert). Lots more coming out this year too, hopefully at least a few will be good.

More on the RPG side of things there have been the Shadowrun games (all of them good, Dragonfall is best imo) and Underrail (again, eurojank alert, but it's really solid).
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Reply #11834 on: May 31, 2017, 12:42:46 PM

Invisible Inc.  I just got that.   Why did that pun elude me for so long ?

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Reply #11835 on: May 31, 2017, 12:57:27 PM

Invisible Inc.  I just got that.   Why did that pun elude me for so long ?

Same reason Data/ Lore did me. When you aren't expecting it you simply won't see it.

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Reply #11836 on: May 31, 2017, 02:58:59 PM

You know, I pretty much thought ToEE was a perfect system, it's a shame the game tanked so hard.


I really enjoyed ToEE, even if the bugs meant that you had to save a lot.

How good its system was could be related to the fact that it was an extremely faithful adaptation of 3rd edition D&D.

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Reply #11837 on: May 31, 2017, 03:12:09 PM

Yup.

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Reply #11838 on: May 31, 2017, 09:47:07 PM

Not sure I'd call Invisible Inc in any way a RPG. It's a squad strategy game.

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Reply #11839 on: May 31, 2017, 11:04:38 PM

Not sure I'd call Invisible Inc in any way a RPG. It's a squad strategy game.
If you squint at it from the right angle, it has stats that you improve and stuff -- but yah, it's definitely a TB tactics game first. I guess I considered it a hybrid because of that + the roguelike aspects more than anything.

(Also, according to Steam, EVERYTHING is an RPG. Even platformers!)
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Reply #11840 on: May 31, 2017, 11:13:12 PM

I've been following this conversation, but really I just want to play Shining Force 1 and 2 again.
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Reply #11841 on: June 01, 2017, 02:20:57 AM

I'm in the middle of replaying all the old Gold Box Games with the Gold Box Companion, which takes away some of the tediousness of the UI (Better Fonts, Automap Feature, Fix Command for the earlier games that don't have them yet, Levelling up on the go, Paladins and Rangers in Pool of Radiance). Despite the Automap being buggy as hell in Secets of the Silver Blades, I'm almost done with it. I guess I'll take a break after Pools of Darkness and play around in Endless Space 2 some more. I hope the game breaking bugs are gone till then.

I've just recently started trying to get every RPG available on emulators. I think I'm good for about 150 years if the next RPG drought hits us.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?
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Reply #11842 on: June 01, 2017, 03:35:19 AM

Drought, my little alt.


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Reply #11843 on: June 01, 2017, 03:51:38 AM

Corrected as the main commands.
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Reply #11844 on: June 01, 2017, 01:01:25 PM

More action-shooter than RPG, but if you never got around to the Saint's Row 4 expansion Gat out of Hell, it's pretty good.  They really improved the flight/glide physics.  It's very short (I finished the main plot in 8 hours, and I did well over half of the unnecessary side events along the way), but if you liked SR4, it's worth a look.

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Reply #11845 on: June 01, 2017, 07:41:08 PM

I tried starting GTA V again from my last save point, basically when the one guy pulls the mob boss' house off the hillside because he's mad at the tennis coach screwing his wife.

I love everything about the world they build but I just can't stand the characters and the story-telling. I actually liked Niko's melancholy better in GTA IV. I can't go more than two missions before I hate the characters and their situations so much that I just stop and then I just drive around for a while.
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Reply #11846 on: June 02, 2017, 03:29:02 AM

I tried starting GTA V again from my last save point, basically when the one guy pulls the mob boss' house off the hillside because he's mad at the tennis coach screwing his wife.

I love everything about the world they build but I just can't stand the characters and the story-telling. I actually liked Niko's melancholy better in GTA IV. I can't go more than two missions before I hate the characters and their situations so much that I just stop and then I just drive around for a while.


I had never played GTA before 4, and the result was the weirdest, most desolate experience I've ever had in gaming, and I'm including Master of Orion 3 in that.

I showed up at the taxi place, threatened someone, got given a phone, drove some girl somewhere, got given her phone number and went back to my horrible flat.  There, I watched TV and ate pizza.  I went out and bought horrible clothes, went back to my flat and ate more pizza while watching TV.

The girl called and we went out on a date, but I don't think she enjoyed it - not surprising since I believe I took her to a pub and played darts with her like she was a fat 54-year-old Englishman called Trev - so I never heard from her again.  The taxi company didn't phone to give me more jobs and I couldn't be bothered finding it again.  I ate pizza and watched TV until I ran out of money.  At this point, I wondered what to do, but remembered that it was a GTA game, so went into the alley behind my flat and beat a man to death for money.  He had about ten dollars, which was enough for pizza, so I went back to my flat and watched TV while I ate.

I killed two more men for pizza.  For some reason I always picked young men, but there would have been no need for a police profiler to give this thought since I never went more than one street from my flat to kill.  It speaks volumes about whatever city police force was involved that they didn't do any house-to-house enquiries: a brief glance would surely have revealed that I had not changed my one set of clothes despite beating three men to death while wearing them.

For a while, I thought that it was all very The Stranger but since nobody had stabbed me, the girl had never been my girlfriend and no police ever took me before a judge to be sentenced to the guillotine it was probably more Killing an Arab. It certainly all felt very bleak, so well done to Rockstar games for making such an uncompromisingly stark satire upon the Sims.
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Reply #11847 on: June 02, 2017, 10:28:43 AM

That was pathetic and hilarious, especially the Killing an Arab ref.  (I had to go listen to it again.  It's been ages.)

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Reply #11848 on: June 02, 2017, 02:17:14 PM

It sort of surprises me that no one is playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.
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Reply #11849 on: June 02, 2017, 03:12:59 PM

I've been playing PUBG for about 3 weeks now. It can be fun, but it can also be very frustrating. As a lone wolf you are likely to die 10-15 mins in after spending all of that time trying to kit out and carefully make your way toward the center of the map. Most likely you will die by someone you can't see and have no idea where they were when they one-shot you in the head. (And you don't find out after you are dead, so learning opportunities are limited).

I just downloaded Rising Storm 2, a squad-based (PUG, unless you preform a squad I think?) FPS set in the Vietnam War. I like this play style better than PUBG, but it also has some issues that need to be fixed. For example, if a squad mate is TKing you over and over, you can vote to kick him but it has to be unanimous with everyone on the American or VietCong side. So even if just 1 person doesn't vote they get to stay and keep being an ass (though their spawn timer does increase with each TK).

Edit to add: I'm mostly playing Rocket League, but when I'm sucking wind I need something else to play and suck at that won't kill my ranking!
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Reply #11850 on: June 02, 2017, 08:33:30 PM

I just assumed PUBG was yet another petri dish of unpleasant sociopathy.
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Reply #11851 on: June 02, 2017, 08:55:16 PM

You actually have very little interaction with folks, its very much a sneak around and shoot-first-ask-questions-later game, but in most games I may only get 1 or 2 kills (because I didn't see anyone else!) but still end up in the top 10 left standing.

There's no chat unless you are in a squad.

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Reply #11852 on: June 02, 2017, 09:28:59 PM

I would love it for a squad based game, but meh solo.

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Reply #11853 on: June 05, 2017, 02:40:09 PM

It sort of surprises me that no one is playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

I've kind of grown out of competitive gaming (especially the shooty stuff) as a I get older. I have shitty reflexes, and I can only devote so much time to stuff I'm horrible at. I'd rather play something pleasant and enjoyable than git gud.

On that note, now that I'm back from vacation, it's onward with Persona 5. Just finished with the massive infodump, and am now on to what I assume is the first of a few false end game dungeons. Despite the fear that I might not finish all confidants (gamer OCD), this is probably my favorite Persona thus far. There's just so much here and a majority of it is really well done. I have some gripes about the male characters (Ryuji really sucks), but overall I haven't had any other jarring issues. I do wish there was a bit less hands off time, but they're packing a lot into this one.

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give yourself a lot of time after it. Massive story sequences that you likely won't want to just end off at. It's a good 90mins to 2hrs worth depending on how much voice acting you want to hear.

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Reply #11854 on: June 05, 2017, 03:36:32 PM

It sort of surprises me that no one is playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

I mentioned playing it a few pages back. I've been playing it off an on and have a lot of fun with it. Even made it to #2 in one match despite being terrible at shooting (not so much an age or reflexes thing, I've just never been heavily into shooters). You can get pretty far just by being patient and careful.
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Reply #11855 on: June 05, 2017, 03:53:34 PM

Man, that was an epic game of ADOM there.  As ever, of course, I died.  But a great run.

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Reply #11856 on: June 05, 2017, 05:35:41 PM

I patientgamer'd Titanfall 2 for 17 last week, spent a few hours with the single player campaign. Pretty good! The change between being in the mech and on foot is nicely done with both being fun to play.

Then I got distracted by Terraria. That'll be me for a couple of weeks probably.

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Reply #11857 on: June 09, 2017, 04:15:11 PM

Got Battlefield 1 for the PS4. It's a baaaad game. Seriously, it's a reskin of BF4 with balance changes based on that game.

It also fails spectacularly to capture anything of WW1. It's a game without a frontline and weapon emplacements like machine gun nests are useless because individual soldiers are so badass. While vehicles are fast, nimble and ultra reliable thanks to in-vehicle repairs.

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Reply #11858 on: June 09, 2017, 04:19:15 PM

^ This. I played BF1 in beta and it was all the things you said. Such a wasted opportunity.

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Reply #11859 on: June 09, 2017, 04:43:55 PM

On the flipside I'm really digging my Star Wars: Battlefront that came as a freebie. Best thing about it, the weapons are straightforward and it has powerups for every situation. Feels like it dispenses with most of the BF gameplay bullshit and goes back to shooting mans.


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Reply #11860 on: June 09, 2017, 07:10:15 PM

Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom finally got ported to GOG. My turn-of-the-century city-building series collection is complete!  DRILLING AND MANLINESS

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Reply #11861 on: June 09, 2017, 10:30:41 PM

While I enjoyed BF VIetnam and BF2, they never were able to recapture a good slower, more tactical feel like 1942. I think there's ample room for both styles on parallel release tracks, but they just went the Desert Combat route and never looked back.  Get off my lawn!

edited to add: still playing the Witcher 3. Ye gods this game goes on forever and continually delivers the goods.

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Reply #11862 on: June 10, 2017, 08:47:19 AM

I have no games. I keep thinking about playing LOL again but I stare at the login and then turnnoff my PC.

I'm waiting for POE 3.0.
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Reply #11863 on: June 10, 2017, 09:48:40 AM

Is that the POE that's in beta right now?  I got an email this morning about that.  If you buy a "pack" (not sure what the pack is because I didn't click on it), you automatically get in the beta or something.

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Reply #11864 on: June 11, 2017, 08:41:27 AM

Is that the POE that's in beta right now?  I got an email this morning about that.  If you buy a "pack" (not sure what the pack is because I didn't click on it), you automatically get in the beta or something.

Yup.

Pretty interesting changes.

Lots of balance stuff, stat changes, some graphic updates.

Biggest change is the story/gameplay. Before it was Act 1-4 on three different difficulty levels. Now it's just Act 1-X and then you're at the end game portion.
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