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Colonel Mustard
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.
Rane
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.
Bolzmania
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.
jack cloudy
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.
Ramirez
GTA IV on the PC. Fun, but suffers from sloppy programming and is rather messy. The latest patch is actually causing me more problems
Sir Radont
I've been playing a lot of Left 4 Dead on my trusty PC. As well as some Lord of the Rings Online, naturally.
Olen
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.
Kiln
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.

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

And the last levels are pretty damn awesome too.
milanius
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
Alexander
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
Kiln
Yeah Fable 2 isn't too bad, I just wish I'd gotten it used.
Silver
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.)

QUOTE

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. )
jack cloudy
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.)
seerauna
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.
Ramirez
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.
Illydoor
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
Olen
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.
Kiln
QUOTE(Illydoor @ Apr 17 2009, 10:35 AM) *

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.

Agreed.
Lord Revan
I really like WaW too, what's your gamertag? I'm Wanderer101, simpler than most of my friends' tags. I got Fallout 3, but I've begun to have a falling out with it..... But I have gotten very into Left 4 Dead (zombie apocalypse game). I've given teaching my Dad to play games another whirl, it helps that L4D is splitscreen and xbox live cooperative.

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Due to my PC being Foxtrot Unicorn Charlie Kilo I am forced to play old[er] games


All but one of those were the pheonetic alphabet, U is uniform.... one letter difference. smile.gif
minque
Play??? gah it's been weeks since I had time to play, sometimes RL is overwhelming. kvleft.gif
Bolzmania
Been borrowing Rock Band from a friend. It's pretty awesome. I'm also playing GTA IV on PC. The video editor in GTA PC version is fantastic!
milanius
Various Call of Duty games [blazed trough 4 & 5 on Regular, tried 5 on hardcore, promptly quit that] and Fallout: Tactics.

Since I bought a whole LEGAL Fallout collection on DVD recently for about 4$ I am playing FO:T. Now, this is interesting concept, leading & molding own par... eh, squad, instead of a bunch of NPC's who can only be controlled so much, but there is one thing that makes my blood boil.

Random ecounters. Jesus F. Christ. Every 50 miliseconds a random ecounter. I have 80 in Outdoorsman and am beginning to wonder why the hell did they even implement it if gameplay is going to be so hamster cave choppy all the time. If someone, anyone, knows a way to lower the rate of them, please help.
Colonel Mustard
Just got GTA IV of PS3. So far, I've found it to be a perfectly cut 24 carat diamond of a game.
Ramirez
Hey cousin! Listen! It is your cousin! Lets go see a show!

I'm playing Civilization IV. Quite enjoyable, I just wish I had a bit more free time to play it.
Kiln
QUOTE(Colonel Mustard @ Apr 23 2009, 08:58 PM) *

Just got GTA IV of PS3. So far, I've found it to be a perfectly cut 24 carat diamond of a game.

Great game you've got there, I think it has alot more replayability than the previous GTA games. Deeper relationships with characters, better voice acting, and much more driven story as well. Its a real winner in my book.
Colonel Mustard
And it has loads of what I love most in the GTA games, withering cynicism. I just love listening to the radio.
Badda-Tish
Right now I play The lord of the rings: Conquest.
I also play Dawn of war: Dark crusade and Dawn of war 2
Colonel Mustard
I got GH World Tour yesterday, I've been playing it so much I'm finding it hard to type...

And I dug out Bishi Bashi Special. And excellent example of why everybody in the Japanese gaming industry is utterly insane.
jack cloudy
Pie throwing at a wedding? Shooting cans of fizzy drinks up into orbit? That's not the Japan I know. That's just plain weird. blink.gif

That said, they do make some good stuff. (when they're not high on drugs)
Like Gundam (though Tomino should learn not to kill'em all)
Armored Core
Super Robot Taisen...Ok, so the good stuff tends to be for geeks with a rather narrow field of interest. I mean, I just listed the robots, but I could also list magical girls if I had more than a passing interest in them. I like the ones in this game I'm going to worship now, but that's more because of the irony. They're uber cute...and liberally toss around more firepower than your average army.

Err right, the most japanese game that I have played (and still play, from time to time) would have to be Disgaea for the DS. At first glance, it's just another turn-based tactical rpg in the vein of Final Fantasy tactics. But the setting, oh boy the setting!

The story can be described as: Join the pure evil (He's perfected the laugh of the Overlord, so he's damn evil) ruler of hell on his whacky adventures, doing acts of despicable evil, battling mid-bosses called mid-boss, while accompanied by, in no particular order...A devil girl with a severe backstabbing disorder which she does not even attempt to hide at all! (It's ok, a real demon is ambitious.)

The angel-in-training/assassin sent from the heavens who would rather preach all day about flowers, love and kindness! Also, love is the most powerfull weapon of mass destruction in the multiverse.(Note: friendship does not work that way!)

A Buck Rogers/Flash Gordon/Captain Kirk parody who really is the dumbest bag of testosterone ever!(Never loses his shirt, thank god)

Robbie the robot from Forbidden Planet! (ok, he's got a new name but dangit, it's him)

Penguins that explode when thrown! Also slave-labour (Dood, this is not what I had in mind when they said I could reincarnate in order to redeem my sins.)

And a hundred lolis with more firepower than the US nuclear arsenal. (Be glad no one is interested in conquering the garbage dump called earth. I mean, these lolis were created in a single week by a bored overlord and are themselves less than a week old. Give them a year, and they'll become more powerfull than the Death Star...individually)

The average gameplay turn is something along the lines of:
1: Giggling death loli summons a multiple miles high golem that shoots lightning from its fingertips. Or if she's nearly out of magic and running on empty fumes, holy deathlasers from outer space. Buh-bye! wub.gif (I thought magical girls were supposed to be sugarly sweet and friendly? What's with the mass-genocide?!)
2: Overlord summons a meteor and rides it to the ground...while laughing. HAAHAHAHA evillol.gif (There go the dinosaurs, again.)
3: Various other lolis that are neither as giggling nor as deathdealing as the first one go to town with swords that can cause tornadoes, axes that make the ground explode into a crater, guns that can fire rapidly enough to keep their user airborne and bows...nah, scratch the bows. They suck.
4: Werecat (more like catgirl) does her best Fist of the North star impression. Attattattatatata and all that. In other words, rapid-fire punching.
5: Prinnie (penguin) breathes a sigh of relief as it finds out that everyone had been too busy killing stuff to notice that they had a walking grenade on their side just begging to be used. Dood.
End turn.

So yeah, it's final fantasy tactics, dressed up in a parody of japanese otaku culture and with even the most basic techniques/spells tuned up to eleven when it comes down to visuals. That miles-high golem? It's not even the most powerful spell in its category. And I love it for that whackiness.

Oh, and before I forget to mention...Nippon ichi (the makers of Disgaea) love their grinding. Maximum level? 9999. Level of the final boss? Somewhere around 110/120. Level of the first bonus boss? 2000. And unlike some examples, you can recruit her after kicking the crap out of her and she loses none of her strength when on your side. Then there are more bonus bosses after her...Who also join upon defeat. More powerful ones to.
That final boss is so screwed.

Man I need to get back to playing. The manual had a picture of a Super Sentai (power ranger) used on the player's side. I want to unlock that class. cool.gif
Colonel Mustard
That sounds even madder than Bishi Bashi Special.

That's quite something...
LadyTaurucis
As of recently, I have been playing The Sims 2 and Oblivion.
Bolzmania
Mostly Rock Band 2, Halo 3 and GTA IV lately.
Kiln
QUOTE(Daedroth @ Jul 14 2009, 11:56 AM) *

Mostly Rock Band 2, Halo 3 and GTA IV lately.

Played Saints Row 2 yet? I had alot of fun with that one, its a blatant ripoff of the GTA series and I'm actually pretty surprised that there haven't been any lawsuits but it does alot of things better than GTA in my opinion, I find it to be more replayable, of course thats just my opinion. cool.gif
canis216
Just modified my PC last week to be able to play Fallout 3. Quite enjoyable. Especially being able to do so on a machine that is seven years old, with very few problems. Adding on a gigabyte of memory will do that. I need to see how Oblivion runs now...
seerauna
My brother recently (re)addicted me to World of Warcraft, but I still play Fallout 3 or Oblivion everyday on my 360.
Wolfie
Currently I'm playing nothing, as my consoles are on the other side of the Irish Sea, but before I left, and once I get home, I was and will be playing Star Ocean: The Last Hope. I loves me a good JRPG tongue.gif
And it is definitely a good one. In my opinion, anyway.
milanius
I'm playing an MMO"RPG":

http://www.playrequiem.com/default.aspx
Bolzmania
QUOTE(Kiln @ Jul 15 2009, 08:24 AM) *

QUOTE(Daedroth @ Jul 14 2009, 11:56 AM) *

Mostly Rock Band 2, Halo 3 and GTA IV lately.

Played Saints Row 2 yet? I had alot of fun with that one, its a blatant ripoff of the GTA series and I'm actually pretty surprised that there haven't been any lawsuits but it does alot of things better than GTA in my opinion, I find it to be more replayable, of course thats just my opinion. cool.gif

No I've only played Saints Row 1 at a friends house. It wasn't bad. Don't like the physics in Saints though. Gta is the game for me. I also have Bully, it's the same creators that made gta. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi6A-JxQ7LY in this video the game looks like a joke but it really is very funny. Love the game.
Kaizerwolf
Well, i'm not really playing anything at the moment, my Xbox 360 has been shipped off to Microsoft for the Red Ring Of Death error, but i've been revisiting Final Fantasy 12 on my PS2. Always fun, especially when all the characters are beastly level 88's. tongue.gif
Colonel Mustard
Pah, 12's nothing compared to 7!

I officially fell in love with PSN when they made that game available to download.
mplantinga
I've been playing a lot of World of Warcraft, but lately that's started to bore me, so I'm back to Morrowind.
Bolzmania
I've gotten back to Fallout 3. I got really sick of it but now 6 months later i started it up again and I love it.
seerauna
QUOTE(mplantinga @ Aug 25 2009, 08:33 AM) *

I've been playing a lot of World of Warcraft, but lately that's started to bore me, so I'm back to Morrowind.

Same here, but I just started, so I'm not bored of it yet. I'll probably switch back over to Fallout 3 in awhile though.
milanius
Gothic 3 is proving to be one of the most exciting RPG experiences since MW and Witcher. Also, I was wrong Starge, it is also beautiful graphically. It was just my ATI Radeon that was showing some colors funky at first.
Darkom
I don't have any of those fancy gaming consoles everyone else seems to have, just my trusty Sega Dreamcast and Nintendo 64 tongue.gif

But I play most of my games on my PC, which currently consists of Oblivion, Dragon Age Origins, and Medieval Two Total War (Stainless Steel 6.1). And I'll probably drop everything and play Assassin's Creed 2 in May, as I can't play it right now sad.gif
Colonel Mustard
I've been rediscovering my inner child and playing Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction recently. I love the joyously dark humour of those games.
milanius
Borderlands is damn addictive. 'm on the second playtrough with my sniper character and it is haaaard, but i'll manage. It's just bad that I can't properly patch the game (for some reason), so some friends can't see me on the net, for co-op.
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