What game are you playing?


#1183

Apparently the best version of BJ has a bonnet and a pacifier because Easy is the superior way to play. Having so much more fun now, and this is coming from someone who solo’s the hardest modes of shooters for fun.


#1184

If you find the combat to be boring, I definitely recommend to try various approaches: “ghosting” locations, taking our enemies with only a bow, running in and just causing a massive brawl, playing with fire, etc. That game really opens up the more you play it. I finished the main story a couple of days ago, and I keep enjoying my time more and more. The beginning of the game is r-o-u-g-h, but it’s worth powering through.


#1185

I just started getting back into it and I’ve found going down the see upgrade path is a nice way to change up the combat. You kind of feel like an Ancient Egypt Batman of sorts with your array of gadgets! I still have my misgivings with all the systems, but I’m finding some more satisfaction with the combat now!


#1186

How is the combat different from Syndicate? I’ve been thinking about picking up AC:O as my next game, but had been hearing some not so flattering things about the combat. In fact when you google ‘assassin’s creed origins combat,’ predictive text brings up ‘ACO combat sucks.’


#1187

I can’t speak for origins vs syndicate specifically, but the combat has been changed to a more souls-like (over-used term, but it is good shorthand) approach at least in control and abilities. The variety of weapon also plays a much larger role. It’s execution is mixed imo. Sometimes it feels good, but the dodge does not feel as nice as I wish it did and combat isn’t as tactical as I’d like it to be. I’d compare it to the Witcher 3’s combat but worse execution in terms of game-feel


#1188

I agree W2 does feel more difficult than W1, and while it’s great, the environments end up feeling very similar, so I dropped the difficulty to just focus more on the story.


#1189

I haven’t yet hit a wall so I’m still moving along on the harder difficulty, but if I start getting stuck I’ll definitely drop it down. Like you I’m really interested in the story and want to see where it goes.


#1190

Started Final Fantasy IX today, on PS4. The port seems to be a little up and down, but I’m looking forward to experiencing this adventure again. Thank heavens for that speed-up mode. The fights were very slow in the game originally, but either way this makes it so much fun to grind too.

Shout out to all the early dialogue of the bandits horndogging Garnet whilst also pointing out that she is 16 years old. (Zidane is also 16 at least, but the others are unclear.)


#1191

Nier: Automata, and while I know I’m supposed to get through multiple endings to really see what makes the game special for folks who have raved about it (no spoilers please), I’m struggling because I’m neither a bullet-hell nor beat-em-up game fan. Playing on Normal but will probably set to Easy to get through it.


#1192

I also just started KOTOR 2 despite not really liking the first KOTOR and hell yes to all this story stuff so far. Seeing the Light and Dark side binary of most of Star Wars media collapse under its own weight is fucking great.

But like…nobody ever told me the opening extended dungeon crawl through the Peragus Mining Facility was one of the best dungeon crawls ever.

The way the story and dialogue weave into and out of the dungeons almost completely disguises how complex of a crawl that really is, but maaaaan its good. I love the slowly uncovering mystery of how you ended up there. I love the way you work backwards through the lockdown, uncovering the massive rat race to claim the Jedi and having to run from the remnants of all of them. I love the way that most of dungeon could have been skipped if your full party was gathered and you had all the supplies you do by the end. I love the constantly escalating stakes as more and more factions arrive to try and kidnap you.

Peragus is just a wonderful maze where you’re hunted by a homicidal protocol droid, a weird Sith zombie leading an invisible Sith Army, hundreds of Mining Droids, and an entire base worth of riot suppression tech.

Such a good introduction to a world that absolutely wants you dead at any cost.


#1193

yooooo I liked the first Kotor and when I did the Pegasus mining dungeon with all the lore and the mystery and the ambiguity…yoooo how is the first hour of this game better than all of Kotor 1.


#1194

It makes me want to go back and replay all of KOTOR 1. I just downloaded it on iPad


#1195

do it!
Honestly between Kotor 2 and New Vegas, I want Obsidian to make an entry in every big rpg franchise. Where’s my Obsidian Pokemon???


#1196

Duck Game is still really good and it turns out there was a rather large patch recently so I have been having fun playing that with friends along with Golf With Your Friends. Really hope both those games come to the Switch at some point.


#1197

This gave me the urge to revisit Kotor 2, as it got added to the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility catalog within the past few months. I’m only a couple hours in, but yeah, the game is GOOD.


#1198

-Pillars of Eternity is super good and also I’m taking a break from it or I may never have free time again

-The Police Quest original trilogy is proving quite fun, especially if you pay the remake of one and not the original. 2’s Sierra era bullshit proved to be a bit too much for me thanks to my obsession with scores, but I did like that it just decided “you know what let’s not have a driving mode” and then 3, which should be the best, decides to implement the worst driving mode imaginable in that you require a poorly drawn physical map that came with the game that does not explain how to turn into the highway properly AND YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE HOW LONG I WAS STUCK ON THIS.

-Gabriel Knight 1 has some tired sexist tropes in there, but these’s a lot more to like, particularly realizing the stupid comedy relief sheriff was played by Mark Hamill.


#1199

I am a new gamer and I played fortnite battle royale from last few months.


#1200

Should I get Skyrim for Switch? Is it particularly broken, ugly, or missing dlc?

I’ve never been able to really get into it. I like direction and, y’know, pacing in my rpg’s, but I figured a system designed for thirty minute intervals would be ideal.

@JKDarkSide Just rolled a Fire-Godlike Goldpact paladin and I’m really excited to dig in


#1201

I just went rouge because stealth is actually super important for once and you get rewarded for exploration.


#1202

It’s weird playing Final Fantasy VII for the first-ish time in 2018 (I’d never stuck with it past the end of the Midgar prologue before). So much of it has saturated gamer culture that even if I don’t know what’s coming next, it’s usually familiar when I see it.