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Colonel Mustard
post Feb 4 2009, 11:46 PM
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An easy question: what game have you got in your console/PC/whatever at the moment? I've got Metal Gear Solid 4 in at the moment, and I'm enjoying it immensely. A bit cutscene heavy, but one of the things I like in games is the storyline, so I'm not too bothered.
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post Feb 5 2009, 10:02 PM
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Dusted off the good ol' PS2 some time ago in order to give it some attention. Currently I'm in the process of finishing up Yakuza and Yakuza 2 while taking my first few steps into FF XII.

The Yakuza games are actually quite entertaining and my only gripe with them is their somewhat clumsy combat when fighting multiple foes at once. The story, atmosphere and sidequests (which are sometimes nothing short of hilarious) are all really well done.

Can't and won't really say anything about FF XII yet. So far it's been what I'd expect from a jRPG and not much else.
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post Feb 6 2009, 07:35 PM
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I'm playing Guitar Hero III and a little Guitar Hero World Tour and I also play Halo 3 and Fallout 3, all of these games on the Xbox 360.
When my new computer arrives I'll start playing Oblivion again.


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post Feb 6 2009, 08:06 PM
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I've tried Fallout 3. It installs fine, starts fine but the moment I actually try to you know...start a new game, it crashes halfway through the loading. I guess my system is just a tad too old for current gen stuff.

That said, I've been playing Mechwarrior 4 recently. In fact, I just finished the campaign a couple of hours ago. Now I love robots but to be honest, the Mechwarrior franchise doesn't seem to be my thing. It's good enough to waste a few hours on when you're bored and really need your GIANT ROBOTS!!! fix, but I just can't help but feel somewhat disapointed every time. The mecha are just too damn clunky and act more like a mobile fortress with a serious lack of firepower, than a hotshot state-of-the-art superweapon of the 31st century.

Every time I circlestrafe something for two fricking minutes, I can't help but wish I could use an Armored Core. It would make things so much more enjoyable, not to mention less painfull.sad.gif

But you can't play Armored Core on a pc and I don't have a console anymore so...damn.


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post Feb 6 2009, 11:02 PM
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GTA IV on the PC. Fun, but suffers from sloppy programming and is rather messy. The latest patch is actually causing me more problems


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post Feb 6 2009, 11:21 PM
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I've been playing a lot of Left 4 Dead on my trusty PC. As well as some Lord of the Rings Online, naturally.


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post Feb 7 2009, 12:58 AM
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Fallout 3 now and then though I spend very little time playing games, I don't find them very satisfying, though, barring Morrowind, Fallout 3 maybe one of the best single player games I've played.


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post Feb 7 2009, 11:35 PM
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QUOTE(Olen @ Feb 6 2009, 11:58 PM) *

Fallout 3 now and then though I spend very little time playing games, I don't find them very satisfying, though, barring Morrowind, Fallout 3 maybe one of the best single player games I've played.

Same here. I will say that there are plenty of problems with Fallout 3 but it is still my favorite game of the year.



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post Feb 9 2009, 07:06 PM
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On my 360 I have Guitar Hero World Tour in. My brother and I finally beat it a couple nights ago. In my PC I have Morrowind as usual. biggrin.gif


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post Mar 2 2009, 12:12 PM
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Playing Call of Duty World at War on the 360 now, its great on xbox live, I haven't had a chance to play the campaign through yet though.


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post Mar 2 2009, 07:34 PM
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Seriously Kiln, complete it. When you finish it you unlock the best mode ever.

And the last levels are pretty damn awesome too.
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post Mar 3 2009, 12:37 AM
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Due to my PC being Foxtrot Unicorn Charlie Kilo I am forced to play old[er] games.

ATM, it's Silent Hill 2 and I am hating every minute of it. I get the feeling 'survival horror' is all about surviving god-awful camera angles and fecal controls, while trying not to mentally beat up game developers who implemented invulnerable bosses in their games.*



*for the record, this is not pure SH hatred; Resident Evil 3: Nemesis also frustrated me to no end because you couldn't do a damn thing to that thing until very end

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post Apr 16 2009, 12:03 AM
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I've got a week of vacationing and decided to try something entirely different for a change; Fable2.

I'd heard a lot about it and was curious to see if it was good or not. After having played it for around 2 days now, I have to say it's pretty fun.

Granted I could point out a lot of flaws, like the linear nature of the game, the lack of options to customize your character, the relative simplicity of the quests, puzzles and enemies you face etc. But on the other hand it's surprisingly fun despite all that. It has a good working economy, beautiful surroundings and it's even found a way to make it semi fun to have a family, or at the very least not too much of a burden.

So yeah, so far it's been fun smile.gif , all except for the fact that the xbox360 just now froze up sad.gif


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post Apr 16 2009, 01:03 AM
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Yeah Fable 2 isn't too bad, I just wish I'd gotten it used.


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post Apr 16 2009, 04:17 AM
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QUOTE(The Bean @ Mar 2 2009, 02:34 PM) *

Seriously Kiln, complete it. When you finish it you unlock the best mode ever.

And the last levels are pretty damn awesome too.


I swear, that machete is blunt, not so it doesn't cut, but to increase the amount of (searing, godawful) pain.

(Last level... thing.)

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That said, I've been playing Mechwarrior 4 recently. In fact, I just finished the campaign a couple of hours ago. Now I love robots but to be honest, the Mechwarrior franchise doesn't seem to be my thing. It's good enough to waste a few hours on when you're bored and really need your GIANT ROBOTS!!! fix, but I just can't help but feel somewhat disapointed every time. The mecha are just too damn clunky and act more like a mobile fortress with a serious lack of firepower, than a hotshot state-of-the-art superweapon of the 31st century.


My feelings about the mech-stomping games is the opposite...

MechWarrior 4 is actually my least favorite of the series, feeling way too cartoony, but Mechwarrior 3, is honestly the best giant-fighting robot game I've seen, especially when you edit up a mech that has 14+ killer weapons, and you can watch the locked-on LRMs that you shot at the sky hurtle down onto the suspicious enemy. Armoured Core 4 feels too much like a Japanese anime, where your supposed to just dodge around while flying, and watch missles pointlessly explode around you*.

* (Although it does make me nostalgic for the old Gundam game, in which when you have LOCK-MODE off, it really does feel like one of those animes, where they've never heard of Heat-seeking, guided, fire-and-forget, or any combination there of. Honestly, it's the best way I've ever seen to TRY and hit something. )

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post Apr 16 2009, 09:09 AM
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I can't argue with that. Mechwarrior 3 felt a lot better than 4, although I do prefer 4's torso-twist that can be controlled by the mouse. But 3 has a better story in my opinion. (although the sudden change from antarctic ice to a fricking volcano near the end is kinda odd.) And it was so much fun to load up the biggest mech you could get with a huge load of ER large lasers and just pop everyone's legs in a furious barrage of coherent light. And then you had to wait for your mech to cool before you could do it all over again. biggrin.gif

As for Armored Core, a lack of modern consoles means I've only played the very first generation. Now unlike what the vids for Armored Core 4 showed, the first generation features slower mechs with less guns, a much smaller targeting reticule, a very limited energy supply and far more indoors, up close and personal action.

This means that dodging is much harder and if you use energy weapons (like I do) you need to carefully ration the amount of shooting and boosting you do because you DON'T want to be stuck walking around on the floor for 30+ seconds, unable to shoot/boost, waiting for your generator to refill the energy bar. For some reason, once emptied completely, it won't let you use any energy untill it has completely refilled. So if that happens, you are going to get hurt. A lot. But that's why I like it.


Oh, and what's this old Gundam game you're talking about? I love Gundam and only the fact that it's stupidly expensive to import stuff from Japan has kept me from collecting things related to it.
(By the way, radar and the like are said to be scrambled by the Minovsky particles that are thrown out by every single military vehicle, at least in Amuro's universe. So the argument is that they can't use tracking weapons. But, that admittedly shouldn't rule out heat seekers or image recognition.)


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post Apr 16 2009, 11:29 PM
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I finally got Fallout 3! I love the game, even if I can't play it alone or I'll be terrified out of my mind. Now that I think about it, either way it's the same. laugh.gif

My brother and I decided to split up misc quests and the mian quests. I get to do the main quest and he does all the misc quests he can find. I have an easier job finding where I have to go at least. biggrin.gif It's still easier for him which kinda sucks but I'm okay with that.


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post Apr 16 2009, 11:45 PM
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I'm on the final chapter of Dead Space now. I've really enjoyed this game. Its like a cross between Resident Evil 4, The Thing and Event Horizon. It plays a similar way to Resi 4 (control wise at least save the zero G environments) so I found it quite easy to get into. And I like gory sci fi horror so I've really enjoyed the setting. It's not the best game ever, but its worth playing.

I also have Civilisation 4 ordered which I'm looking forward to. I tried the demo the other day and thought it was great. Used to play 2 some years back with my brother and we had a lot of fun, even if every game did just descend into us wiping out computer players and then launching nuclear missiles at each other.


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post Apr 17 2009, 11:35 AM
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I've got Call of Duty: World at War on right now, trying out the new map pack.

People say it's worse than CoD:MW but tbh, I really don't think it is. The campaign is amazing, and nazi zombies is perfect for when you start sucking online and think ah bugar it I'll just go blow up some zombies for quarter of an hour.

I've also started playing Heavenly Sword, which is also good, but they've focused more on the cutscenes than on the actual gameplay. One thing that's absolutely incredible is the six axis arrow control with Kai. If they did a game with just her in I'd happily buy three of 'em.

What kinda' ruins it is they use english voices for all the characters, with very heavy manchester, birmingham and liverpool accents. Chinese game, use chinese voices. Everyone knows that.

Ok ramble over. biggrin.gif


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post Apr 17 2009, 06:36 PM
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Computer chess. I'd forgotten how much I like playing (and how much I dislike windows 'Chess Titans', the engine they use isn't very good for having interesting matches and doesn't deal well with some things). Anyway Arena is free and give you a choice of engines and a choice of difficulties which is mindboggling so I'm playing against it just now.


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