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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #660 on: November 19, 2017, 01:22:40 pm »
It's just odd that this is the tipping point for gamer outrage, like hey it's okay to throw us over a barrel with loot boxes, half finished games, rushed AAA titles, main game content withheld as DLC, dishonest gameplay trailers and promises - but don't withhold Darth Vader.

If it were a legitimate push to be smarter consumers I'd be all for it. By all means let's stop pre-ordering everything and quit buying games just because that's what everybody else is playing. But the demand here seems to be to have our hype based game grabs fulfilled without condition.

This is why I only play single player games that are 2-5 years old and I buy on sale. Witcher 3 is going great, everyone, really loving the Blood and Wine expansion.
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #661 on: November 19, 2017, 08:42:53 pm »
I think I picked up Witcher 3 for like, £5 on Steam a while back.  Should actually give it a try, since my GPU can now probably handle it.

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #662 on: November 19, 2017, 09:14:32 pm »
Well worth it, even if it turns the gpu into a hot air soldering gun. Favourite game of the last few years.
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #663 on: November 21, 2017, 11:51:23 am »
I think I picked up Witcher 3 for like, £5 on Steam a while back.  Should actually give it a try, since my GPU can now probably handle it.

The first two are good, not as polished (lol) but are worth a playthrough just to get involved in the world. Then Witcher 3 happened. I don't know what the fuck went on with CD Projekt Red between two and three, but I hope they can keep the magic going with Cyberpunk 2077.

I think you'd really appreciate the story of all three. There's a lot of political maneuvering, everybody operates in grey areas, and seemingly minor decisions have a tendency come back later with significant consequences.
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #664 on: November 23, 2017, 04:09:13 am »
Once I get bored with ESO I will put it on my list.  That day may be coming somewhat soon....I've played a lot lately, but I've reached a point where the research traits and smithing grind is starting to hit hard.  The Dark Brotherhood assassination grind is starting to grate.  Cadwell's Silver was starting to grate, but I blame that on the terrible design of the Aldmeri Dominion, which is 90% forests and green fields, and has an utterly uncompelling character in Queen Ayrenn, the Leroy Jenkins of the Altmer race.  At least I get to do the Ebonheart Pact next...definitely the best atmosphere of all the alliances, you feel like you're actually a soldier, and the Dunmer show they do not fuck around when it comes to war.  Though going to Skyrim will suck...

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #665 on: November 24, 2017, 04:04:57 am »
Just started playing Hearts of Iron IV.

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #666 on: December 27, 2017, 11:29:47 pm »
It's just odd that this is the tipping point for gamer outrage, like hey it's okay to throw us over a barrel with loot boxes, half finished games, rushed AAA titles, main game content withheld as DLC, dishonest gameplay trailers and promises - but don't withhold Darth Vader.

If it were a legitimate push to be smarter consumers I'd be all for it. By all means let's stop pre-ordering everything and quit buying games just because that's what everybody else is playing. But the demand here seems to be to have our hype based game grabs fulfilled without condition.

This is why I only play single player games that are 2-5 years old and I buy on sale. Witcher 3 is going great, everyone, really loving the Blood and Wine expansion.

Yes, yes, late to the party but I've kept an eye on the best thing to come of it.

This:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/733990/I_Cant_Believe_Its_Not_Gambling/

It's fucking fantastic. Seriously.
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As far as I can see, the only game that is likely to be worth actual money in the foreseeable future is probably Bannerlord and that assumes it will ever actually get a release date, never mind an actual release.

And even then, it's probably best ignoring it for another year or so to let the modders fix/update/upgrade everything over the base game.
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #667 on: January 07, 2018, 02:35:58 am »
So, it turns out playing like a pacifist in Skyrim sometimes borks the AI.

Level 6, no kills, joined the Thieves Guild and over 5k in gold.  No kills includes undead and animals though according to the game stats, butterflies don't count.  Apparently this freaked out the first two hostile guys in the Ratway so much they're now freely letting me pass by.  Just as well, since I cannot calm them yet.

Summons and companion kills count for the purposes of the stats, using Frenzy and environmental kills (shouting people off mountains, setting traps off next to them) do not.  So the plan: power level Illusion for silent casting, steal everything of value in Riften.  Train with light armour, go to Bleak Falls Barrow, kill everything via the swinging axe traps, retrieve the Dragonstone and let Irileth kill the dragon while I chill in the tower. Go to the Greybeards, stealth through Ustengrav, get the horn from Delphine, get the final word of Unrelenting Force.  Proceed to kite every single enemy in Skyrim up the Throat of the World and Shout them off, declare victory.

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #668 on: January 08, 2018, 02:47:04 pm »
I'm also replaying skyrim with a "kill as few people as possible" style. No weapons, focusing on illusion. I've only swung a sword once in the whole game, and it was to kill Ulfric Stormcloak.

Getting through a dungeon using Fear spells is fun -- you disperse the enemies, then in like 2 minutes they come back with friends. You send them all running. Eventually you have pushed all the enemies into the final room of the dungeon with the boss, and just frenzy them all.

Illusion is such an underrated school. I think one of the most unsettling things in Skyrim is when a guy is about to rip your head off, you Pacify him, and he's aware of what's happening. Says something like "Oh don't do that", like he's aware that he is a sitting duck that his Fight-or-Flight response is jammed.


I'm basically replaying it 'cause the PS4 special edition was on sale. It sucks that there aren't a lot of good mods for ps4! I was so excited to take on Randy "Macho Man" World Eater, but nooooooo, not available. I've played so much of this game, the only juice left is stuff I haven't discovered yet, and there isn't a lot of that left.

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #669 on: January 09, 2018, 02:08:26 am »
I'm on PC so I have a few more options, but I'm essentially relying on Ordinator's perk overhaul system as the defining element.  Sneak, Illusion and Pickpocket are the major skills, with minor in Restoration (great for controlling undead before you get the perk to cast Illusions on them..turn undead around traps highly effective), Lockipicking, Alteration and Light Armour.  Oh and enchanting and alchemy, for defensive purposes.

I have used a dagger, but only to apply paralysis poison to a very angry bear.  I also used a bow to whittle down the boss of Bleak Falls Barrow, before kiting him into a bunch of swinging axes.

Now at level 17 I have returned the Dragonstone, offered moral support to the Whiterun Guard in defeating a dragon and am well on my way towards getting Nightingale status and armour, which will make the game a whole lot easier from a stealth and illusion POV.

Edit: I'm thinking that, with the right skills, it would be very possible to become Harbinger of the Companions without killing a single person.  Something to test once I'm done with the TG and College of Winterhold (both of which I know are doable).  Then will come the real test - the Dork Brotherhood.  I reckon I can probably do everything up to killing the Emperor...but killing him does present a problem.
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #670 on: January 09, 2018, 09:53:05 pm »
Oh look what you've done. You made me want to start a new skyrim playthrough. Now I have to do everything from the beginning again. Screw your hypnotic sentences! I'm off to Tamriel!
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #671 on: January 28, 2018, 01:43:55 am »
Vidya Gaem shit I am paying attention to:

Dark Souls 1 is getting a remaster. Now maybe we can have a proper PC port that doesn't require a mod to run adequately.

Assassin's Creed: Origins is the first AssCreed game I've played since the original and it's the tits. Highly enjoyable.

Wolfenstein: The New Colossus is honestly kinda hard as shit and I had to set the difficulty down like the weakling coward I am, but BOY OH BOY does the game go hard with its story. Like, I'm genuinely impressed with how much balls they had with this writing, and they mostly pull it off.

Monster Hunter World had its beta on PS4 a while back, and it was the first Monster Hunter game I've ever touched. Apparently MonHun has a dizzying, intimidating amount of systems and equipment that are involved, but all I know is that I shot bees at a hippopotamus made of rocks and then pole-vaulted onto its back and rode it like a rodeo bull. So uh, best video game ever, basically. Very sad that the PC release is not until Fall.

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #672 on: January 29, 2018, 07:06:29 pm »
Vidya Gaem shit I am paying attention to:

Dark Souls 1 is getting a remaster. Now maybe we can have a proper PC port that doesn't require a mod to run adequately.

WAIT, WHAT?? WHEN?? GIVE IT TO ME


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