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Posted by , 09.07.2014 - 02:48
Yeah, the Mass Effect games aren't perfect but there's still nothing really quite like them; the gameplay is fun and the story engaging if you like decently written space opera.
01.06.2017 - 01:04
VIG
Starman
I play lots of games, or at least I used to. Recently been digging Shenmue II, as Shenmue I is my all time favorite game tied with FFVI
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01.06.2017 - 01:06
VIG
Starman
Also, at some point I want to try Metal Gear solid, but I'm not sure where to start... I doubt the games have to be played in order, right?
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01.06.2017 - 16:04
Dima
Written by VIG on 01.06.2017 at 01:06

Also, at some point I want to try Metal Gear solid, but I'm not sure where to start... I doubt the games have to be played in order, right?


Unless you specialise in swallowing and remembering bloated and complicated exposition you'll forget key information whichever order you play them in.

What you do is up to you but I say play in the order they were released so you can see the growth in gameplay, pick up on the callbacks etc.

If it's too archaic for you then you can just watch the first game on youtube. There's a movie by KefkaProduction with all the cutscenes that lasts 4 hours.
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01.06.2017 - 17:45
VIG
Starman
Written by Dima on 01.06.2017 at 16:04


What you do is up to you but I say play in the order they were released so you can see the growth in gameplay, pick up on the callbacks etc.

If it's too archaic for you then you can just watch the first game on youtube. There's a movie by KefkaProduction with all the cutscenes that lasts 4 hours.


I would love to do that eventually. It doesn't feel right but I might just watch the first one as a movie, and continue from there. I would also have to emulate them, which for me would be too much work. I don't know, I will play them eventually.
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02.06.2017 - 08:34
IronAngel
If by first one you mean the 1998 PS game, then that's perfectly playable today. You can skip MGS2, but I'd definitely play 1 and 3 (Snake Eater). Emulation of PS games is no trouble at all, just pick up ePSXe and PCSX2 or something.

I am set up for life with unplayed games, having all the classic games on all the classic consoles to emulate and a steam library of a few hundred. Too bad I haven't had the chance to play in a few months more than a few hours every second weekend or something.

I still haven't managed to beat Witcher 3, and I've played Valkyria Chronicles for almost two months now. It's a pretty good squad-based tactical game. A LOT of JRPG dialogue/cutscenes between missions, though, which might bother me under different circumstances (but pretty leisurely to watch while entertaining a baby at the same time anyway). Character turns are semi-real-time, over-the-shoulder, which I guess is a refreshing change but at the end of the day a gimmick that hampers the tactical aspect. Enemy AI and victory conditions are terribly designed, which bring it down a notch. Still fun but not a new standard for the genre.
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29.06.2017 - 19:14
Metren
The What The?
To my great fortune, my vacation this year started just now when the Steam summer sale is happening. Bought 7 games today: Half-Life 1 and 2, Final Fantasy IX, X, X-2 and XIII and The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. Not sure which game I am going to start with quite yet. I've only played FF IX and X out of those before and never finished X (it kind of sucked), but as one of the hardcore fans of the classic SNES and PS1 FF games, I am doomed to keep playing all of the FF games, even though IX was the last truly great one. I'm also mildly curious as to how good or bad XIII actually is. Not expecting it to live up to VII, but hoping it is better than Spoony's review made it out to be. Half-Life 1 and 2 are classics of course. Can't really even consider myself a true gamer before I've played those.
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07.07.2017 - 20:53
VIG
Starman
I finally legally own an N64 and my favorite game of all time, The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask! (I had played it on a computer before.)
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09.07.2017 - 21:59
Netzach
Been playing a few retro-RPGs lately... Tides of Numenera, Wasteland 2... I also bought Dishonored 2 but kind of got bored with it after a while unlike the first one. Don't know why.

Currently looking forward to Path of Exile 3.0 and Pillars of Eternity II.
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14.08.2017 - 00:02
IronAngel
L. A. Noire with my wife: it's OK for playing together, leisurely and the story is cool. Incredibly easy though, made impossible to lose so it breaks immersion constantly. And as fun as the interrogation idea is, reading facial expressions, the inability to see what your character is going to say next (you just get the options to press/doubt, accept as true, or accuse them of an outright lie) has many times made us choose something we didn't intend to say. And just what evidence is acceptable for a given accusation is sometimes quite obscure. It's a fun casual game though.

Half-Life 2. Ugh, I complained earlier about how the original was a mediocre let-down not worth its hype, and this is pretty much the same. I don't mind linearity, but this series makes zero effort to mask its railroading. And who the fuck thought the game needed MORE vehicle sequences, after that Rails level? The puzzles are dumb (especially after the brilliant Portal) and, along with the Gravity Gun, feel like a tech demo more than great gameplay. "Oh let's stop running down this corridor and shooting everything to weigh this ramp with bricks because PHYSICS!" It has its fun sequences, like Ravenholm, and I hope it gets better after the car levels.

Age of Decadence. Now this is how you do an RPG. Multiple factions, real consequences for your choices, several solutions to problems (I am going for a completely non-violent first playthrough, investing in social skills). The downside, I guess, is that the developer seems to obsess over specialization. It's almost mandatory to choose a focus and stick with it, hybrid builds don't seem very viable. The combat (judging by the tutorial) seems OK, competent AP/turn-based stuff, but nothing very flashy. Still, alongside Underrail, this is a true gem among old-school indie RPGs. Recommended over Pillars of Eternity etc.
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15.08.2017 - 15:19
Dima
Darkest Dungeon

220 hours but finally done. Imo best narrator in any game ever. Period. Wihout him I don't think I could've even dropped 50 hours on this game. His voice is the glue to this demonic ball of doom.

Path of Exile

Played expansion for 3 hours. Not going back. Fought the urge to get addicted again. NOPE. Fuck that. It's great but I just can't :'(
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17.08.2017 - 14:31
IronAngel
Uh, I rarely buy new games at full price, especially if they're anything close to AAA. But fuck, NieR: Automata and Pray both look worth playing.

I also kind of feel like giving GTA V a whirl with my wife; she doesn't care for the violence and criminal storylines but there seems to be much fun had in the city. And, although I didn't finish Assassin's Creed II yet, I'm itching to dig into Victorian London or even the pirate stuff. Dunno, triple-As usually turn out disappointing after a while, but they look so juicy in trailers.
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