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Posted by affa on 28 December 2019 - 10:01 PM
Goddamn, some of you really don't know what the you are talking about.
The poster in question has been posting like this for a long time. Years,possibly. Sometimes borderline suicidal posts. He has derailed this thread before with long threads in which many members [including myself] have reached out to him with suggestions, offers of friendship, kind advice. Many of his posts show severe addiction like qualities to sales with wild mood swings dependent on whether this game or that is 2 dollars off or not. Thus, one of the most common pieces of advice given is for him to take a break from gaming, or, at least, sale hunting, and to focus on hobbies that improve his well being [fitness, etc].
He does none of this, and just comes back week after week after week with depression so thick many think he may even be trolling.
You may think endlessly enabling this behavior is good, but i do not. This community has supported him again and again to no avail, not even a sign he might be taking advice or suggestions into consideration. If he is trolling, he should be ashamed of himself. If he is serious, he needs to quit gaming and seek help. What he does not need are morally righteous enablers.
Posted by affa on 24 December 2019 - 04:43 AM
Slay the spire - extremely solid card game roguelike. Pricey at 20 but i got it as a gift to myself because its so good
Thronebreaker witcher - another highly reviewed card battler
Gods trigger - very coool looking top down shooter
Lichdom battlemage - well reviewed wizard shooter game for a buck and a half
Grand ages medieval- medieval city sim for dirt cheap
Blood bowl 2 - turn based football ogre carnage
Riot civil unrest - riot sim
Aven colony- sim city in space
Vaporum - steam punk dungeon crawler
Viking squad - well reviewed coop
All for around 75. Happy with my haul
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Posted by affa on 22 December 2019 - 06:53 PM
Valthirian arch is really hard to judge for someone else.
Anyone play Welcome to Hanwell,
VALTHIRIAN ARC: HERO SCHOOL STORY or Get Even? I'm on the fence
You don't have a party, you have a guild. You have a couple heros, do missions, earn money to improve your school. You can then hire more heroes, go on missions, find loot, etc.
Eventually heroes start leveling, class specialization, eventually retiring, and new students will start with boosted stats. Your school will need lots of upgrades, etc. You have multiole parties, and can send extra parties on auto missions you don't need to oversee. And as you find new classes and deal with retirements and rookies, your parties will change over time.
When you do go on a mission yourself, it's just good enough to be okay. You explore a area, fighting monsters, looking for stuff, trying to finish the mission. You control one character in your party, the rest operate on your orders [tactics] and you can switch characters on the flyl It's not bad, just not amazing and a bit repetitive by nature due to the generated areas.
I played the demo and bought the game when it came out. That said, i was hoping for more from the demo, and bought it anyway. It's still fun. You just need to look at it as a hero management game [which is a genre i like, but is pretty rare].
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Posted by affa on 09 December 2019 - 06:34 AM
Don't give much of a damn about Sony, I just work in IT. Not a damn chance I'd okay a project that made an interface clumsier just so people who can already play a game for free might buy it on sale for $1. Zero upside, all downside.
Sony defense squad at its finest right here
But hey, blame defense force when you have nothing else to offer.
Yes, and that requires spending resources on the existing store to appease the small group of people who want to buy a game they can already play. I didn't say it was impossible, of course it's possible, just that the cost/benefit analysis is pretty bleak. It's at the bottom of any priority list by definition. Why pay someone to even bother, there are countless other store improvements that would be a better use of resources [improve wishlists, gifting, better organization, etc] and would benefit more users.
One extra button mucks up the interface? Really? Xbox manages to have this ability without "mucking up the interface" and it quite clearly explains when you own a game as part of Games With Gold while still giving you the ability to buy it to keep.
Now, sure, if i designed it from scratch i'd probably think to include that feature. It's a nice to have. But as a feature after the fact? Nah, waste of resources. Think of how much better most storefronts are. This is nothing compared to the flaws of the store that need improvement [hence the defense force comment above being retarded - the store is absolutely terrible, i wouldn't defend it for a second]. Heck, i'd probably shit on the store's design more than most, especially since i have a vita. Heck, doesn't it strike anyone odd we need frisky just to be able to easily go through sales and we can't easily use the site itself? Terrible design.
Doesn't mean they're wrong not to fix this, tho.
Posted by affa on 08 December 2019 - 09:34 PM
Yeah, I can't say I'm shocked either considering Sony never implemented a way to outright buy a title for permanent access if you'd previously gotten it through PS Plus and your membership is still active.
That's on purpose. It mucks up the interface for something almost nobody ever wants to do. Right now, the buy button simply turns into a download button in the store if you are licensed. They would need to have a download and a buy button for ps+ games, which would be ok for expert users like us, but confusing for casual users. Plus, it's extra work and qa for something almost nobody actually does, and when they do do, are only spending a couple bucks since the game is on sale.
Posted by affa on 06 December 2019 - 04:59 AM
Gaming time went down, and i tend to like racing and open world type games more...
My oldest and i are working our way through dragon quest together. Super slow, couple hours per month. We found if he gets too much screen time it's all he wants, but if he gets very little he's far, far better overall mood wise.
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Posted by affa on 19 November 2019 - 10:18 PM
I'm an atheist, so religious holidays don't do it for me. It's not my kink, as the kid's say.
I'm an atheist too. Enjoying the holidays with your family does not require faith in a god, it requires recognizing time with your family is a beautiful thing. Enjoy it. Go overboard, decorate a tree together. Even as an atheist, I recognize that being able to find that joyous time together with your family is far superior to feeling above it. Plainly put, finding joy, fun, and love is clearly superior to looking down your nose at the same. And if you can't find that joy inside yourself to celebrate with your mom, perhaps the belief system you've built up for yourself isn't all it's cracked up to be. Plenty of people would love to have that chance to enjoy time with their mother, and someday you might regret it not being your kink.
I wish someone was able to convince me of this when i was a young atheist. Do what you will, i'm just a voice on the internet providing unasked life advice.
Posted by affa on 19 November 2019 - 03:01 AM
Oh, I'm not married. My mom is just obsessed with Christmas, even though my brother and I don't care. The one year we didn't get her anything, she cried for days. We learned really quickly that we have to play along until she dies, and then we never have to celebrate the holidays again.
Rather than play along, may i suggest you go that extra mile and give it an earnest effort to actually enjoy your holiday time. In twenty years time you'll be glad you did.
Posted by affa on 15 November 2019 - 09:22 PM
I'm torn on this because while they are becoming a monopoly, they technically still have strong competition and are coming in at a lower price than them so I very much see them as being an aggressive competitor. Over the years, I've seen so many issues with being able to get complete collections because shit is just all over the place that having a solid, one stop shop for all my entertainment needs isn't exactly something that's harmful to me. How that affects economic growth is certainly TBD.
That and they're a far cry from the garbage that is Amazon. If anything, Disney is buying up competition to give them job security instead of putting them all out of business.
They have way too much control over culture. Ripe for abuse. They recently gained control of the Fox movies as well. In addition to having too much influence in one place, they can also control which older movies remain on streaming services, and which silently disappear. Given their history of attempting to delete their own history, i'm not okay with them having such a stranglehold on so many culturally critical franchises. Their recent adventures in Star Wars, Marvel, etc also show the dangers of too much concentration of culture.
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Posted by affa on 26 October 2019 - 04:26 AM
Has anyone played Torchlight 2? I am always looking for Diablo type games but none of them I have played so far have come any where close.
Keep an eye out for sales on vikings: wolves of midguard and victor vran.
Vikings is solid if a bit bland. Havent played victor vran yet.
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Posted by affa on 21 October 2019 - 06:55 PM
Like I said if you like Division or splinter cell at all you will love it.
Should i pick up the division bundle on sale if i love breakpoint?
To add to the voices, i do love breakpoint. For the first few hours i disliked it because it didnt have AI squadmates, and i really liked the tactical feel setting up sync shots gave.
But once i settled in... glorious. If you think of it as a base attack sim, it works really well. I also recommend turning off 'guided', whjch gets rid of screen way points.
This allows the mission structure to really shine. For example, you may first need to 'find scientist in research station west of Mt. X'. Interrogate that person gets you a clue... some missions might require finding multiple clues to figure out how to solve it.
I've found myself spending entire sessions just relaxing, trying to stealth an entire base over and over, even though it has nothing to do with progressing the game.
I havent been playing coop at all. Definitely worth my day 1 purchase price vs time ive spent enjoying it.
Also.. you will eventually be able to craft minidrones that can give you sync shots.
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