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Discussion in 'Games' started by Philip Overby, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. Chessie

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    I finally got around to playing Skyrim remastered. Let's just say I've fallen in love all over again. So within my first hour of game time:

    -Felina the Dark Brotherhood assassin was created like in the OG game. My beautiful, wicked, little poisoning zombie raiser. She made it to Anise's cabin shortly after escaping Helgen and met with some trouble. Yes, she's rather curious and went into the cellar. She didn't steal anything though but was promptly attacked by Anise. She kills the witch in self-defense, steals her identity for a few days while she trades in Riverwood and Whiterun. All she wanted was a quiet little start in the woods but oh, no. She awoke one morning to someone outside the cabin, which turned out to be a hired thug. So Felina runs away because she's only level 2 and crosses the river, only to think she got away but ended up being found by a second hired thug.

    Sigh.

    A shit show ensued but she finally got away. Took a carriage to Winterhold, got the DB contract to kill Grelod, went back to Winterhold and is now at the COW to hopefully lose those thugs once and for all. Have I mentioned how much I love this game? Love.
     
  2. Svrtnsse

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    In case anyone's missed it, this weeks Hearthstone brawl is a hoot. Build a deck using only 10 card, and instead of drawing a card each turn you Discover one of the cards in your deck. :)
     
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    They do some wild things in those tavern brawls. Definitely my favorite part of the game.
     
  4. Saigonnus

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    Just finished The Last of Us


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  5. Steerpike

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    Great game.

    I'm playing Rise of the Tomb Raider
    Elder Scrolls Online

    Looking forward to Horizon: Zero Dawn
     
  6. Saigonnus

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    Took only a few (less than 10) hours in total to finish it... wifey is underwhelmed.


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  7. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    I took quite a bit longer than that, but I like to explore. Hard to beat for story, though I've played a few other good ones recently.
     
  8. Saigonnus

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    I explored a lot too, perhaps not every single room and building, but enough that I got the materials I needed. I do like the story a lot, one of the best in recent memory.


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    I've been playing Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion recently, which is one of the best Elder Scrolls games in my opinion. It's a well-known RPG game with a deep lore surrounding it. It's my favorite game series, and I love the lore of the universe it takes place in.

    Also, I have picked up Dragon Age Origins and love it. It's another RPG game, except the focus is more set on narrative than anything, it's sorta like Telltale games in a way. What you say will impact the story and the characters in minor or large ways.

    And I've gotten into Diablo III, which is yet another RPG where it is more akin to a MOBA on the gameplay side of things. There are special abilities, skill points, AOEs, that sort of thing.
     
  10. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

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    Just finishing Far Cry 4. This world was fun to explore. Previously wife and I finished Rise of the Tomb Raider, which had a better story line, but was more limited in experience.
     
  11. Tales of The Abyss.
     
  12. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

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    Not playing anything right now. Have Final Fantasy but could not get into the whole teen mind-set for that one, especially not after Far Cry and Lara Croft and Deus Ex. Will probably get Rise of the Tomb Raider.
     
  13. FifthView

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    I've been replaying Persona 4 Golden in preparation for Persona 5 that drops next month. P5 is actually the only future release that interests me, and I expect it to suck a lot of time out of my life but I'm ready for that, heh.
     
  14. ^What's Persona 4 like? It seems rather interesting. Is it good?
     
  15. FifthView

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    It's very difficult for me to explain because it's different than any other game I've played.

    On one side, it's a "time management" type of game, because it progresses on a calendar, day to day, with each day divided into parts like early morning, morning, afternoon, evening (although not every day has all those divisions.) You can only do so much during each day, so you have to make decisions about what you'll do. These things range from spending time with friends and acquaintances in order to build up personal bonds with them, to advancing skills and/or earning money by reading or studying and working jobs, to entering dungeons.

    You build up personal connections to other characters in order to improve your ability to create more powerful "personas." These are basically powerful supernatural creatures and beings who are like "spirit guides" that allow you to cast a wide variety of spells during combat when in dungeons. During the game, you level up your own character and these personas the more you fight in dungeons. Improved personal connections to other characters will also cause various abilities to trigger while in combat if those characters are a part of your party.

    But the whole game is basically like a supernatural thriller mystery. Your character and his group of friends are trying to solve a murder mystery. People keep being killed in a very odd way. You have to enter dungeons through a portal (a television set) in order to save various people who have been kidnapped, before they are killed, all the while learning more about what is happening. You only have a set time to solve the mystery; if you go past a certain date on the calendar without advancing far enough in the story, it's over and you lose.

    The mechanics are very cool, but the best parts of the game are a) the characters, who are so well done, and b) the story itself. (Edit: Also, the music is great!)
     
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  16. ^I can't even play it, and I'm already interested! :)
     
  17. La Volpe

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    I'm currently hooked on Wasteland 2. It's really what Fallout 3 should have been. I've already put 95 hours into it.
     
  18. Chessie

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    ^My husband loves that game. I still have yet to play it. So much writing and dragon killing to do though....

    Started playing Skyrim again. Got married. It went something like this:

    Me: "Honey, can I use the computer to play Skyrim real quick? I want to get married."

    Husband: "Go for it." <he gets off the pc, I do things in Skyrim for ages...

    A while later, husband taps me on the back and says, "have you gotten married yet?"

    "I'm on my honeymoon!"

    "You're killing draugr."

    "I know, it's my honeymoon!"

    :D And thus the journey of Felina and Onmund begins. It's helping me get some good story ideas though.
     
  19. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

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    Playing Horizon: Zero Dawn. Best game design I've ever seen. Surprisingly good story, very good game mechanices, and the world itself is brilliant.
     
  20. I might try finishing Rune Factory 4 today. That game is ridiculously big.
     
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