Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
TKz

General Gaming Thread

Recommended Posts

I reiterate, DOOM Eternal is reallllllly good.

Mid game spoilers ahead:

Spoiler

At one point you're told 'you can't just shoot a hole through Mars' and then it comes up with the objective 'shoot a hole through Mars' and then five minutes late you shoot a hole through Mars'.

It is majestic.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Deus Ex: The Fall was next on my backlog and I didn't know it was a port of a friggin' iPad game.

Played like ass (I couldn't use my gamepad which wasn't too bad, but the gameplay was still full of jank), looked like... well, a tablet game, the story wasn't even finished because it was supposed to be episodic but I guess nobody got it at launch. It was like if you went to a concert for a band you like, only to find out that it's actually a tribute band, and on top of that there's no drummer, the guitarist just plays E chords to the tempo, and the singer doesn't know the lyrics to any of the songs.

Street Fighter 5 is next and hopefully the version on Steam isn't also a port of a tablet version too.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 24/03/2020 at 09:40, Kaney said:

I have, yeah. It's less the lore and whatnot, more stuff like alchemy and oils and potions and fuckin gwent that baffles me.

I had this same problem, particularly once I ran up against werewolves for the first time and couldn't just stumble through things anymore. It feels like the difficulty curve of the game is honestly the steepest at the very start in the sense that you have no idea what the fuck you're doing, but once I got past the first few tough bosses it's started feeling a lot more like it takes care of itself and most of the stuff you rarely even need to fall back on.

As for Gwent, I pretty much got stomped a bunch until I found/bought some better cards from merchants, particularly the horn that lets you double the power of cards in a single row. Once you manage to get stuff together and can beat random shopkeepers, start going after the Bloody Baron and others who offer unique cards if you beat them.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DOOM Eternal update: Marauders can get in the bin.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is this the full game then out on the 10th? I remember reading something about them doing it episodic or something.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Kaney said:

Is this the full game then out on the 10th? I remember reading something about them doing it episodic or something.

It's basically everything from the Midgar portion of the original game, but expanded upon so in theory it's basically the length of a normal, $60 game even though it's not telling the full story of FFVII. Presumably the plan would be to do like three of them because in terms of the actual plot of the game Midgar takes up more than you'd think.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, GoGo Yubari said:

It's basically everything from the Midgar portion of the original game, but expanded upon so in theory it's basically the length of a normal, $60 game even though it's not telling the full story of FFVII. Presumably the plan would be to do like three of them because in terms of the actual plot of the game Midgar takes up more than you'd think.

Ah OK cool. I think I'll hang off for a while to gauge peoples reactions to it. I loved FF7 it was the first rpg I ever played and I still haven't touched the demo yet so might just wait till its all available.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Kaney said:

Ah OK cool. I think I'll hang off for a while to gauge peoples reactions to it. I loved FF7 it was the first rpg I ever played and I still haven't touched the demo yet so might just wait till its all available.

Touch the demo. It'll change your mind.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm holding out for an FF6 remaster myself.

Also is it just me or is Street Fighter 5 really really.... lacking in depth? I mean Street Fighter games have never been super technical but coming down from the surprisingly technical Mortal Kombat, SF just seems so... button mashy.

Also, Birdie comes off as a super racist caricature.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Completed Resident Evil 2 with Leon last night and going to start the B Side tomorrow. 

Really enjoyed the game, and it definitely does the original justice and more

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I liked the original Resident Evil 2 when I played It back in the day, but I thought it was predominantly tedious rubbish when I played it again years later.

The remake is, in my opinion, considerably better, although it still has some irritating holdovers from its source material, particularly in terms of the constant backtracking to complete padded-out puzzle sections. Mr. X is a good means of ramping up the tension, but he does get more annoying than scary after you work out his movement patterns.

If I'll give the remake the most credit for something, it's that it dispels the notion that the tank controls and fixed camera angles were essential in the original. The new control system gives you just as much of a feeling of helplessness without forcing horrible movement and awkward perspective on you for the non-combat sections.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://kotaku.com/sources-despite-huge-sales-borderlands-3-developers-a-1842617645

Quote

 

The video game Borderlands 3 was a big sales success when it launched last fall, according to its publisher, 2K, which described it as “a billion-dollar global brand.” That’s why it was shocking to employees at Gearbox, the developer of the game, when the studio’s CEO, Randy Pitchford, told them yesterday that they would not receive the significant royalty bonuses they expected.

Employees at the studio will get small bonus checks, but nothing close to the tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands that many had expected. This account is based on conversations with six people close to Gearbox, all speaking anonymously because they were not authorized to talk about what happened. Some said it was crushing news that has upended their financial plans for the future.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More evidence that Randy Pitchford is one of the worst people in the games industry.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been on nights this week so haven't had chance to put more time into Days Gone since last weekend. I'm well into the 2nd half of the game now and it's really fun to play. Granted, a lot of the Bounty/Ambush Camp missions feel a bit samey, but I'm engrossed in the story and the characters are quite memorable. 

It's also on the PSN sale at the moment and you can spend £25 on a lot worse. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Benji said:

Randy Pitchford in "still somehow the worst executive in a industry full of shit executives" shock. Still bemused the guy didn't lose his job over the kiddy porn USB debacle.

The what now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, How The Cloud Stole Christ said:

The what now.

He left a USB stick at an event in Dallas. It was found that it contained footage of an underage girl exposing herself. Pitchford was completely unapologetic, stating that the girl was a professional streamer who performed sex acts in exchange for money and that he was interested in some sort of sex act he called a "magic trick". He also said that the girl's online handle was "Only 18".

1 minute ago, Benji said:

Oh right, some people didn't hear about that. Yeah, admitedly it came from a disgruntled employee, so take it for what it's worth, but he allegedly left a USB drive somewhere and it had a collection of underage porn on it.

The existence of the porn was definitely true because Pitchford himself admitted it. As mentioned above, though, he insisted that it was "barely legal" porn, rather than underage porn. Not backing down, he also suggested that the girl be put in porn magazines because he liked her so much.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After seeing it on Outside XBox I downloaded House Flipper. Despite being someone who despises all forms of manual labour I am utterly addicted to this game, probably because I don't actually have to do any physical labour and can re-paint a house in five minutes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Completed Claire's B Side last night so that's Resident Evil 2 completed and marked off my list.

I've got quite a lot left on the list for the PS4 but got quite a few long games as well. Thinking Mortal Kombat shouldn't be one that's too long compares to the likes of Death Stranding, Judgement, Days Gone etc 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Replaying Sleeping Dogs. Going to play as a loose cannon as much as possible, too. Doing the drug busts for early boosts, with the Deus Ex outfit (which gives you access to an SMG). Going full Punisher on these triads for early money and XP

13 hours ago, DavidMarrio said:

Completed Claire's B Side last night so that's Resident Evil 2 completed and marked off my list.

I've got quite a lot left on the list for the PS4 but got quite a few long games as well. Thinking Mortal Kombat shouldn't be one that's too long compares to the likes of Death Stranding, Judgement, Days Gone etc 

If your plan is to complete Mortal Kombat 11 to the point where you have all the skins and other unlockable stuff? Yeah, you're gonna be there a looooong time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. To learn more, see our Privacy Policy