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Offline Det. Bullock

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Re: What are you playing right now?
Rebel Galaxy (PC) is more addicting than I could imagine, it has that simple Privateer gameplay loop with a few more things added in that make it more varied and the broadside "space is an ocean" combat is plenty of good fun.
I sincerely can't wait for Rebel Galaxy Outlaw to see this loop in a more classic spacesim experience.
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Offline HLD_Prophecy

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Re: What are you playing right now?
Lots of World of Tanks, competitive multiplayer fun and really hits a sweet spot for me, my fascination with WWII armored warfare.  ;) Debatably greedy megacompany with absurdly overpriced content bundles, but hey.  :lol:

Also Mothergunship! Highly recommended, just go into it with the right expectations. Marketing is subtly misleading to the effect that you'll be entering a sandbox gun-crafting fest, when in fact the main campaign (sandbox and endless modes notwithstanding) is a challenging rougelike grind, rather than planning massive epic weapons you're mostly scraping by and throwing together workable weapon combos, but still lots of bullet-hell high-mobility action with a preposterous, thigh slappingly-outrageous plot. Very silly and clean humour as far as I've gotten!  :nod:



 

Offline Strygon

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Re: What are you playing right now?
Lots and lots of Smash Melee. But it's the 20XX edition

I main Fox
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[18:50] 島風改八百三: the duck has multipli
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[18:50] 島風改八百三: left side
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Offline HLD_Prophecy

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Re: What are you playing right now?
Lots and lots of Smash Melee. But it's the 20XX edition

I main Fox

noice  :nod:

 

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*spams character select*

FAHKS FAHKS FAHKS FAHKS FAHKS!

Ah, memories...

 

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Offline Det. Bullock

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Re: What are you playing right now?
I finished the main story of Rebel Galaxy.
It was a nice experience, basically Privateer on a 2D plane with some quality of life improvements.
What drags it down a bit is that it does become a bit repetitive, in the end I played the last missions of the story without being fully upgraded because getting a dreadnought already took quite some time and a single MK6 turret costed as much as a medium sized ship, and the dreadnought in question could carry about a dozen of them, four more than the destroyer I had before. And keep in mind I didn’t even grind for the bigger ones since even when half-equipped the one I had was more than enough to deal with everything. Also there is a lack of flavour text that is very strange for this kind of spacesim, almost like there was supposed to be a manual in which to read about the various alien races that ended up never being made. It doesn’t help that a lot of it seems procedural which doesn’t make for a varied experience.
Other than that the stuff that happens when you go about your business is often enough to spice things up and the game looks very pretty, there is undoubtedly some potential here and I wonder if and how that potential will pan out with Rebel Galaxy Outlaw.
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"People assume  that time is a strict progression of cause to effect,  but *actually*  from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more  like a big ball  of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff." - The Doctor

 

Offline Det. Bullock

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Re: What are you playing right now?
I restarted Overload (PC) because I missed a lot of upgrade points and you don't want to lose any, believe me.
And some of the upgrade points are rather sadistically placed like basically right under the reactor you have to overload ina room full of respaning bots, often inaccessible until the countdown starts.
But boy is it satisfying when you finally clear the level and see you got all of them things plus a few additional ones from secret levels and survivor rescuing (the end screen only counts the ones that are physically in the level you've finished, not the bonus ones).
Though even now I'm questioning whether choosing the "hotshot" difficulty was wise, contrary to what I could surmise difficulty hasn't changed much since the first two Descent games, fortunately you can bind the quicksave button to you HOTAS or gamepad and believe me you'll need it (also there is the option to start the level from scratch and change difficulty level when you die).

I also installed Darkstar One (PC) and started to configure my HOTAS for it and of course you need to use the mouse because for some reason the game went for a mouse driven target list instead of normal target keys, at least there are a few shortcuts for the nearest enemy and such. I could probably use the analog stick on the throttle for the mouse cursor but for now I'll keep it as rudder controls. But sincerely: what were they thinking? The game doesn't seem to pause whent he target list is active and if some poor sap is flying with a mouse he's basically a sitting duck when they are using it. Apart from that for now it seems to be a nice enough Privateer clone and for once it's a game that is recent enough to support high resolutions out of the box.
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"People assume  that time is a strict progression of cause to effect,  but *actually*  from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more  like a big ball  of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff." - The Doctor

 

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Re: What are you playing right now?
Decided to install Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds on a whim.  This game was my jam as a kid.  It's essentially a reskin of Age of Empires II, so you get the mechanics of one of the best RTS titles of all time overlaid with all kinds of Star Wars goodness.  Fun stuff.

 

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Re: What are you playing right now?
I restarted Overload (PC) because I missed a lot of upgrade points and you don't want to lose any, believe me.
And some of the upgrade points are rather sadistically placed like basically right under the reactor you have to overload ina room full of respaning bots, often inaccessible until the countdown starts.
But boy is it satisfying when you finally clear the level and see you got all of them things plus a few additional ones from secret levels and survivor rescuing (the end screen only counts the ones that are physically in the level you've finished, not the bonus ones).
Though even now I'm questioning whether choosing the "hotshot" difficulty was wise, contrary to what I could surmise difficulty hasn't changed much since the first two Descent games, fortunately you can bind the quicksave button to you HOTAS or gamepad and believe me you'll need it (also there is the option to start the level from scratch and change difficulty level when you die).

I found the the difficulty fairly moderate on hotshot (was thinking I should have set it higher) until the alien levels, which are dramatically harder. The enemies are all upgraded and do much more damage, and at the same time there are very few shield powerups compared to before. I got around 80% of the upgrades throughout the game, and had upgraded all the stuff I cared about.

Has anyone played the DLC pack? I was thinking of trying it on my new monitor (4k TV) but heard it wasn't as good as the main campaign.

 

Offline Det. Bullock

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Re: What are you playing right now?
AM2R 1.4 (PC)
Gameplay has been brought up to standards but the map while tweaked is still recognizably Metroid 2.


I restarted Overload (PC) because I missed a lot of upgrade points and you don't want to lose any, believe me.
And some of the upgrade points are rather sadistically placed like basically right under the reactor you have to overload ina room full of respaning bots, often inaccessible until the countdown starts.
But boy is it satisfying when you finally clear the level and see you got all of them things plus a few additional ones from secret levels and survivor rescuing (the end screen only counts the ones that are physically in the level you've finished, not the bonus ones).
Though even now I'm questioning whether choosing the "hotshot" difficulty was wise, contrary to what I could surmise difficulty hasn't changed much since the first two Descent games, fortunately you can bind the quicksave button to you HOTAS or gamepad and believe me you'll need it (also there is the option to start the level from scratch and change difficulty level when you die).

I found the the difficulty fairly moderate on hotshot (was thinking I should have set it higher) until the alien levels, which are dramatically harder. The enemies are all upgraded and do much more damage, and at the same time there are very few shield powerups compared to before. I got around 80% of the upgrades throughout the game, and had upgraded all the stuff I cared about.

Has anyone played the DLC pack? I was thinking of trying it on my new monitor (4k TV) but heard it wasn't as good as the main campaign.
I think I got most of the upgrade points but the game doesn't let you use the ones you still have when you finish the last normal level, and yes the alien levels are much harder, I've repeated the last one thre or four times because of that countdown that doesn't let you at least stop and pick at the auto-ops one at a time, I managed to get trough only because I've stumbled on a hidden cloaking power up.
I'm not very good at dodging because of terminal lack of reflexes, and since in Hotshot when you get hit in the second half of the campaign (let's just say from around the second boss onwards) you get hit hard it's a bit of a problem for me.   :nervous:
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"People assume  that time is a strict progression of cause to effect,  but *actually*  from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more  like a big ball  of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff." - The Doctor

 

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Re: What are you playing right now?
FreeSpace Blue
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Offline Novachen

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Re: What are you playing right now?
It is the end of the year. So i have time for more than one or two games finally, that are in queue for a few years already.


Critical Depth - for my YouTube Channel (well, i am playing through this for at least half 2018 already)
Inferno: The Odyssey Continues - for my YouTube Channel
Anomaly: Warzone Earth
Way of the Samurai 3
Metro: Last Light
Darksiders III
Prey: Mooncrash
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

Im interested how many of them can i complete within the next week on their highest difficulty  :D. Have enough time i think, because my husband sticks in front of TV due to the 2019 World Darts Championship anyway :lol:
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Re: What are you playing right now?
I think star craft 2 might take up a lot of that time on highest.
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Offline Strygon

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Re: What are you playing right now?
Arma 3, messing around with Zeus mode and stuff

DCS World to tickle that air combat fancy
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[23:22] strypolygon: andrew
[23:22] strypolygon: i have one favor to ask of you
[23:22] strypolygon: never try speaking german again
[23:23] Andrewofdoom: No.

[18:50] 島風改八百三: the duck has multipli
[18:50] 島風改八百三: many duck
[18:50] 島風改八百三: left side
[18:50] 島風改八百三: even side
[18:50] 島風改八百三: handle it

 

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Re: What are you playing right now?
I've been playing a lot of Pathfinder: Kingmaker recently, as I tore a muscle in my right shoulder last week (which limited painfree movement of the neck and right arm significantly; so no fast paced game for me)

It's a nice Baldur's Gate II epigone, does a better job at it than Pillars of Eternity 1* but doesn't rise to the hights of Tyranny.

*Pathfinder is less original in terms of scenario but the characters of the story are way more paletable.
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Offline Det. Bullock

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Re: What are you playing right now?
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic (PC)
Yes, I'm replaying it again.
This time as a magithief with defensive magic, max mana pool but using bows and knives for offense, I still have to unlock Sanctuary though probably because it would be a bit OP before the last levels.
God, I love this game, even the b-movie power fantasy plot with choose-your-romance subplot (not really a choice for me, Xana is a bit too much of an asshole and evil powers are kinda useless compared to blessed weapons) fits incredibly well with all the slicing and burning and freezing and stabbing. It's still a bit glitchy for a Source game, but that both this and Vampire are not made by Valve themselves might have something to do with it even if this wasn't as screwed over as Troika's effort.
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"People assume  that time is a strict progression of cause to effect,  but *actually*  from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more  like a big ball  of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff." - The Doctor

 
Re: What are you playing right now?
Back into War Thunder again. Strangely enough, I haven't touched world of tanks in years (2015 I think??) and Warships lost its luster over this year (been playing seen beta). And yet, 6 years on, I'm still casually logging in for some realistic war thunder battles.

If there is one thing I have come to realize about these kinds of games it's that grinding is terrible and should never be the reason to play. Just need to have a selection of vehicles that you like and mechanics that are enjoyable.

 

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Re: What are you playing right now?
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic (PC)
Yes, I'm replaying it again.

That sounds like you are ashamed... Don't be! Dark Messiah is basically proto-Dishonored!

Speaking of which... all of Dishonored 2, picked it up on sale - don't know why I didn't have it yet.
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"As you sought to steal a kingdom for yourself, so must you do again, a thousand times over. For a theft, a true theft, must be practiced to be earned." - The terms of Nysa's curse, Pathfinder: Kingmaker

"...because they are not Dragons."