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#1501 Cage017   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4856 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2017 - 11:16 PM

Wow, Red Faction 2 sucks. The controls are worse than the first game and I'm at a point where the graphics made it look like I'm surrounded by smoke and I'm getting shot at from all over the place. All this after the annoying start screen where I have to select the level where I left off instead of just continuing. 

 

I hope Armaggedon and Guerilla are better than those PS2 Red Faction's.



#1502 DSBrad  

Posted 24 September 2017 - 11:21 AM

Yooka Laylee has been sitting in my backlog for months now. Any thoughts on it? I was really interested in it for a long time, but it feels like it's slowly becoming a permanent part of my backlog well I get distracted by new games. Every time it comes off the shelf I get distracted by something new. This time it was Danganronpa V3 (Which is fantastic) and then with Cuphead Friday I just don't see it happening anytime soon. Is it worth putting some time into?  



#1503 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   14386 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2017 - 07:32 AM

Lemme just check my Steam profile on HLTB real quick...

 

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Yeah, no.



#1504 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2278 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

EvilChamp

Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:59 PM

Playing the new XCOM expansion and just started Metroid last night. 

 

regarding xcom ... war of chosen: The game crashes and my file got corrupted. 30 hours lost. Started a new file ... grumble. The game is great, and I'm really upset, but what you going to do? 

 

Metroid is just wow. So much fun to play that thing while hanging out in bed watching tv. 

 

Sept. 29 is SNES Classic release. Likely I won't open mine for a few months because that's something I apparently do for whatever reason. Likely the backlog. 



#1505 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2973 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 02:22 AM

Finally beat Starcraft 2 Legacy of the Void campaign, effectively finishing the entire Starcraft 2 trilogy. Pretty nice ending to it that wraps everything up. It doesn't end on a cliff hanger, so we might have to way more than 10 years for the next game. Definitely one of the hallmarks of space sci-fi though.



#1506 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12557 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

slowdive21

Posted 27 September 2017 - 03:36 AM

I finished resistance 2 on "difficult" yesterday. I'm going to take a long break before playing 3. I might do some trophy cleanup eventhough a platinum is no longer possible. Two games in a week is a lot for me, so I probably won;t be playing much anytime soon!

ok I lied. I did my trophy cleanup on Superhuman and ended up finishing the game again to get the "very rare" trophy.  It was the same as "difficult" except some boss hits are 1 hit kills and there are more enemies.



#1507 BigTime2Play   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   507 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

BigTime2Play

Posted 29 September 2017 - 03:31 AM

OK so as I near the end of this vacation the only game that I have been frustratingly playing is Horizon Zero Dawn. I say frustratingly because 1. This game is surely a time sink and 2. the reason why it has been a frustrating time sink for me is because I have been playing this game all wrong - adding an unnecessary challenge, making this game harder. I might be half way through this game and I have been playing it without using Concentration - a skill that I added in the very beginning but did not know I did. I honestly do not know how I missed that. I have died SOOO many times and raged so much that I was about to quit this game.

Now I love it and REALLY want to start this game all over again knowing what I know now.

#1508 Thatguy1513   Him again.... CAGiversary!   2595 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Thatguy1513

Posted 01 October 2017 - 05:39 PM

Been awhile so I posted in this thread. I beat mass effect andromeda. I did the main campaign and all the relationship and planet side missions. It was a relatively enjoyable time that was made less enjoyable every time I thought of all the other games I could have been playing in the back log. I don't know my playtime but I've definitely been chipping away at this for the past 3 weeks- month give or take.

#1509 Asmith906   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   2085 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2017 - 01:33 AM

been sick for the last several weeks so haven't played much. I'm finally getting around to the resistance games since it fits October. The first resistance is actually really fun so far. Also pretty difficult.



#1510 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2278 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

EvilChamp

Posted 07 October 2017 - 05:40 PM

So, I finally beat XCOM 2: War of the Chosen. This is the new expansion version of the game. I got it for PS4 and there's a lot here to justify the price, IMO. 

 

However, this game is totally broken for the PS4. Freezes happen often, game play comes to crawl often as well. The camera can be a pain, too, but that doesn't happen a lot. 

 

I initially did an Ironman run, which means once your troops die, they die for good. It's intense playing on Ironman, but it's also a lot of fun. Here's the thing: About 25 hours in, the game froze and when I reloaded my save was corrupted. In Ironman, you cannot save scum, as you get one save only.

 

This meant I had to start over. I made a rant/vent on XCOM over at Reddit and members told me I was a cry baby and "that's XCOM," which is kinda funny, but also infuriating after losing 25 hours of play. 

 

 

But starting over isn't that bad. During my second run, I was now familiar with the game mechanics and could optimize early game building, strategy, priorities, etc. I did not enable Ironman on my second run; no way I was risking another 25 hours. What really sucks about this game is the vast majority of the time, if you restart, it's not because of a bonehead move you made, but because of a glitch from the game. 

 

Add in the factor that loads take 5 - 8 minutes (!) and it gets really frustrating. 

 

It's crazy, though, that despite these game-breaking bugs, the game is still a lot of fun.

 

There is nothing with this much granularity in terms of strategy. You have to build structures, research weapons, spend money on gear, raid alien bases -- every one of these decisions comes with PROs and CONs. More so, the biggest reason this game is so popular with people is you cannot top the satisfaction you get when you come up with a creative solution to get yourself out of a jam. It almost feels like you have all the tools to escape -- and maybe you need some luck -- but your approach is life or death for your team. 

 

The new units that join with you are a lot of fun, too. I liked the Reapers, which are the stealthy version of units you get. These guys are awesome and can completely turn the tide of battle in your favor. The new content in War of the Chosen really shines early to mid game. As you near end game, however, XCOM 2 suddenly feels like the one that came out in 2015. The right move would have been to add a new final stage, as the new stuff you get (like ultimate weapons from Chosen) make the final stage a lot easier.

 

Also, this is easily one of those games where time flies so fast it's insane. All too often I'd start playing at 3pm on a Saturday and before I know it, I haven't eaten, everyone is asleep and it's 2am lol. It's that addicting. 

 

Conclusion: Extremely buggy game for the PS4 (I'd get for X1 if it was option, or PC ideally), but it is perhaps the best strategy game ever created. Yea, that's how I feel and I love my strategy games. 

 

Highly recommend if you really enjoyed Vanilla XCOM 2, but be prepared to get frustrated at times. 



#1511 DSBrad  

Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:19 AM

This is that sad point of year where my backlog grows and grows because I can't stop playing Madden. Madden has to be the biggest cause of my growing backlog and my lack of working through it over the years...



#1512 DSBrad  

Posted 10 October 2017 - 02:43 AM

Stop buying games and get them cheap. I question my backlog I am enjoying the games I have less and less because of how I play them. I try to beat games ASAP because I know there will be another in a week or two only to learn the game takes a day or 60 hours to beat only to be stuck with nothing but Overwatch.

I really don't buy many (and with a few exceptions never pay more than $30 for one) it's more that missing out sense of games I know I should be playing or going back to. 



#1513 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2973 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

BlackRockWaifu

Posted 10 October 2017 - 05:17 AM

Finally beat the main story of Batman Arkham Knight (not the entire story, just the Arkham Knight one) and wow, I was completely blown away. This is a great action game, and a terrific Batman game too. I would consider it one of the top 5 games on the PS4, tied with The Witcher 3 and Persona 5. It's been in the backlog for a while and I'm glad I finally got through it.

 

It came out early on in the PS4's lifespan, so I'm really surprised it looks so damn good, better than most recent games. The psychological tone, the crazy action, great sound track, awesome story, the game is an utter masterpiece. One of the greatest I've ever played.

 

 

Conclusion: Extremely buggy game for the PS4 (I'd get for X1 if it was option, or PC ideally), but it is perhaps the best strategy game ever created. Yea, that's how I feel and I love my strategy games. 

Umm, this is really late, but have you tried loading up the back up save from PS+? Since those saves get backed up automatically.

 

And I've been wanting to get into that series. Should I play the 1st one first? Or does it have no impact if I start with the 2nd? Thanks!



#1514 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2278 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

EvilChamp

Posted 10 October 2017 - 12:31 PM

 

 

Umm, this is really late, but have you tried loading up the back up save from PS+? Since those saves get backed up automatically.

 

And I've been wanting to get into that series. Should I play the 1st one first? Or does it have no impact if I start with the 2nd? Thanks!

Yep. There is no workaround, which is messed up given how often the game crashes. 

 

Ironman mode is unplayable on the PS4, IMO, and a lot of others. 



#1515 Krymner   Yup, I think you're sexy CAGiversary!   3012 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 October 2017 - 06:33 PM

I still need to jump back into XCOM 2 and play the new DLC. I keep hearing how great it is. Personally, I would recommend the first XCOM, simply cause its really good, but if you'd rather just jump into 2, there's not much of a story impact that isn't explained. If you go to XCOM 1, I would recommend the Enemy Within version, since it has everything in the Enemy Unknown and adds a bunch of stuff.

 

I've also still got the last two Arkham games in the backlog (Origins & Knight), and I need to get back to them eventually too.

 

I've been playing thru some older Resident Evil games for this month. I started a Whesker run in RE0, and I've also finally gotten around to playing RE6. I like the movement and shooting controls better than RE5, but this does not feel like a Resident Evil game at all. For an action game, its okay, but there's nothing survival horror about RE6.

 

Other than that, I've been throwing a lot of time at Suikoden V on the old PS2. I'm about 20-some hours in, and finally got my castle HQ. Really great RPG, and it might be my favorite of the series so far.



#1516 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2278 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

EvilChamp

Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:59 PM

Back to playing Horizon Dawn. Feels strange playing a game that isn't a buggy, broken mess. 



#1517 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2278 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

EvilChamp

Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:12 PM

Has anyone here played Stardew Valley? 

 

I never got into the Harvest Moon games, but the way people talk about this game makes it sound like anyone could get addicted. It's only $15 and was thinking of snagging. 



#1518 Corgstradamus   I have short legs CAGiversary!   4054 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 04:31 PM

Apologize for the late response to these. 

Been going back and forth over these two so Injustice or Tekken? 

Injustice has a better story mode, but I think Tekken is overall a better game. 

What did you think of Yak 0? 

First Yakuza game I've ever played and it was cool, but I ran into a stupid design thing that I didn't understand. At one point, early in the game, you get an item that has a very vague description. This item actually causes the enemies to become extremely difficult and every battle feels like a boss fight. I played with this for about 5 chapters and I was super confused about what was going on. With that being said, it was fun, but I recently finished Yakuza Kiwami and I liked it way more. 



#1519 BigTime2Play   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   507 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

BigTime2Play

Posted 14 October 2017 - 11:36 PM

Just finished Horizon Zero Dawn! Wow what a game. Contrary to others, I absolutely loved the story. I suggest taking time to read as many data logs and listen to as many audio logs you can find because they give the story some much needed weight.

Back to playing Horizon Dawn. Feels strange playing a game that isn't a buggy, broken mess.


Awesome! The only thing I did not like too much was the conversations among NPCs. They feel like they can go on and on without any true purpose. They feel like Mass Effect and KotOR convos done wrong - there is rarely an opportunity to reply with a certain attitude. I recommend turning on the subtitles so you can read faster than they talk.


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#1520 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2973 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

BlackRockWaifu

Posted 15 October 2017 - 12:02 AM

Just finished Horizon Zero Dawn! Wow what a game. Contrary to others, I absolutely loved the story. I suggest taking time to read as many data logs and listen to as many audio logs you can find because they give the story some much needed weight.


Awesome! The only thing I did not like too much was the conversations among NPCs. They feel like they can go on and on without any true purpose. They feel like Mass Effect and KotOR convos done wrong - there is rarely an opportunity to reply with a certain attitude. I recommend turning on the subtitles so you can read faster than they talk.

Awesome, congrats! It's one of my favorite games too, my pick for GOTY after Persona 5. 

 

I too loved the story, and I actually don't understand why people say it's bad. It's way better than say Uncharted or something, which gets a crazy amount of praise. I'm gonna guess the haters are actually just a loud minority. The story is so good, I can see them making an entire movie trilogy out of it.

 

Yeah, the data logs/audio logs/holograms, add so much to the story it's insane. Even some of the hidden Easter eggs, or little details in the environment, like the graffiti or objects scattered on the ground, have a purpose. Piecing it all together, the sub-stories are really impressive. Some of the set pieces in this game are awe-inspiring. That's just the story too. Gameplay, graphics, and soundtrack are also top-notch, a nearly perfect game.

 

I agree, there's a couple of details I didn't like and could nitpick about. Everyone seems to agree the dialogue needs work. They seem to go on a little too long, without much humor or purpose most of the time, just too much backstory and descriptions said out loud. Also, I don't know if it's a glitch or not, but the characters have little to no facial expressions to me. Like I rarely see laughter or anger or sadness even when they say something that should be emotional.



#1521 BigTime2Play   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   507 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

BigTime2Play

Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:13 AM

Awesome, congrats! It's one of my favorite games too, my pick for GOTY after Persona 5.

I too loved the story, and I actually don't understand why people say it's bad. It's way better than say Uncharted or something, which gets a crazy amount of praise. I'm gonna guess the haters are actually just a loud minority. The story is so good, I can see them making an entire movie trilogy out of it.

Yeah, the data logs/audio logs/holograms, add so much to the story it's insane. Even some of the hidden Easter eggs, or little details in the environment, like the graffiti or objects scattered on the ground, have a purpose. Piecing it all together, the sub-stories are really impressive. Some of the set pieces in this game are awe-inspiring. That's just the story too. Gameplay, graphics, and soundtrack are also top-notch, a nearly perfect game.

I agree, there's a couple of details I didn't like and could nitpick about. Everyone seems to agree the dialogue needs work. They seem to go on a little too long, without much humor or purpose most of the time, just too much backstory and descriptions said out loud. Also, I don't know if it's a glitch or not, but the characters have little to no facial expressions to me. Like I rarely see laughter or anger or sadness even when they say something that should be emotional.

QTF!!! Spot on - that’s it! So I’m playing Injustice 2 and I’m like WTF!? If only Guerrilla Games could have hired a consultant from NetherRealm, HZD would have been perfect.

EDIT:

Finished Injustice 2 last night and started on Until Dawn. The plan is to play a few short seemingly linear, non-open world, non-rpg games before starting another time sink.

As for Injustice 2, Nether Realm really knows how to make a damn good fighting game campaign. Capcom can definitely learn a thing or two for these guys.

Out of all the characters, for me, surprisingly Harley Quinn stole the show. I also like Flash’s new moves.

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#1522 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2278 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

EvilChamp

Posted 16 October 2017 - 12:40 PM

Just an update from me here ... ended up snagging Evil Within 2 after reading a couple of reviews. I had a $25 GC from BB and it was Friday the 13th so I bit. 

 

 

Long story short: This game is a 10/10. It is amazing and the open world, exploration is really what makes it. Will provide more insight here later. Totally loving this game right now. 



#1523 BigTime2Play   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   507 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

BigTime2Play

Posted 22 October 2017 - 02:14 PM

Started Until Dawn after beating HZD. A few times I almost quit because it seemed like an endless walking sim but I’m SO glad I didn’t. The game started to pick up more towards the middle chapters. I still have 2 chapters to go.


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#1524 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   19939 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2017 - 04:12 AM

Also done with Utawarerumono.  Will move on to Danganronpa 3 or Chaos Child next



#1525 Thatguy1513   Him again.... CAGiversary!   2595 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Thatguy1513

Posted 23 October 2017 - 04:59 AM

I beat bioshock remastered today with the save all little sister's ending. This was my first time through the game. It was a moderately interesting story with a solid twist. I'm happy to be moving on to something else though.

#1526 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2278 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

EvilChamp

Posted 23 October 2017 - 05:05 AM

I beat bioshock remastered today with the save all little sister's ending. This was my first time through the game. It was a moderately interesting story with a solid twist. I'm happy to be moving on to something else though.


I remember when that game first came out. Beat it over a weekend and played it non stop. Such a memorable game for me, but I can see how it may not have aged well.

#1527 BigTime2Play   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   507 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

BigTime2Play

Posted 25 October 2017 - 03:05 AM

Finished Until Dawn. Good game but slow at times. I’m eager to play it again making a few different choices but I want to continue knocking down my backlog first. I honestly have no clue what I want to play next...maybe I’ll give one of the Metro games a try.


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#1528 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12557 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

slowdive21

Posted 25 October 2017 - 03:32 AM

Bioshock is the best game of all time, except for the original legend of Zelda. I will fight someone over this.

 

 

I've been playing Murdered: Soul Suspect. It is an interesting concept, but you don't need any detective skills (despite your character being a detective) and trying to get the game to register when you are behind an enemy is pretty annoying. Basically you just run around looking for stuff to pick up.I like the audio stories you get for collecting items, but it is disappointing because it had potential to be a decent game.



#1529 Rodimus   I'm Different CAGiversary!   12805 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 October 2017 - 03:39 AM

Just finished Golf Story for Switch. Great little game for $15 and about 20 hours of gameplay. I totally recommend it for anyone that likes golf games.



#1530 Thatguy1513   Him again.... CAGiversary!   2595 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Thatguy1513

Posted 28 October 2017 - 06:04 AM

Beat spec ops: the line today. Solid shooter with a good story. Only took me just over 5 hours to beat it, but I think I only paid something like 5-6 bucks for it on steam so I think I got my money's worth.