What are you gaming? 2020

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  1. Phoenix

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    I don’t think I enjoy the openness as much, like God of War was open but the world felt contained. AC just felt like a huge thing and that’s not fun for me.
     
  2. Mats

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    some open world games should definitely take a leaf out of GoW's book. it felt big but guided in a non-restricting way which made story-telling so much more coherent and impressive
     
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  3. David_5000

    David_5000 I'll dance alone

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    I disagree, they've made it just too big this time. This will be the first AC game where I haven't visited everywhere and ticked off all of the activities.

    Also I feel sorry for you having to spend so much time with Alexios, from the limited amount I've seen his voice acting sounds so wooden.
     
  4. COB

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    I've just done some custom firmware gubbins on my PS3 so I can play the original NieR - I know they're working on a remaster, but we're in lockdown NOW :angry:
     
  5. Peekaboo

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    *calls the police*
     
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  6. COB

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    If it helps, I'm playing a patched translation of the version that never came out here :ghost:
     
  7. Peekaboo

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    I'm currently playing a PATCHED VERSION of Scenario 2 of Shining Force 3, so you're welcome. If they want us to buy the games they need to PAY THOSE TRANSLATORS.
     
  8. Peekaboo

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    Or we could learn Japanese - how long will that take us Diddy?
     
  9. Diddy

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    well it’s been 12 years so far and I’m still useless so...
     
  10. COB

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    I've put NieR aside after reading that the remastered version will fix the combat (because I was finding it QUITE rough in that way a lot of PS3-era games were), so I'll wait for that. I've decided to get back into my Skyrim save on the Switch version, and have done a gay ORC MARRIAGE as usual (though this time I'm an orc too :disco:).
     
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  11. Mats

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    I had no idea you could marry in Skyrim. sounds well dirty
     
  12. COB

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    It's quite sweet really! They move into your house if you have one, and decide to open a shop so you can ask for a cut of their profits every day :disco: They also start saying stuff like "You can tell me anything LUV", which is quite funny coming from a seven foot orc.

    On the PC version there are whole complicated plugins and systems that let you have sex scenes, but none of that on console unfortunately :o
     
  13. KindaCool

    KindaCool Kick Rocks. Eat dirt.

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    People are still playing Skyrim? The vanilla game is unbearable.
     
  14. Mats

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    52/male Nord/Whiterun

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  15. Mats

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    I've now gone down a very deep and dark hole in the Skyrim corners of the internet...
     
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  16. Mats

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    Morrowind had its 18th anniversary yesterday. still one of my favourite games that I play regularly. with a bit of modding it's gorgeous and a much better fantasy experience than Skyrim, although that isn't bad either (Oblivion obvs the worst of the lot)
     
  17. COB

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    Oh GOD :D
     
  18. COB

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    I've never tried Morrowind, if I can actually finish Skyrim I'll do it next I think!
     
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    Has anyone given Streets of Rage 4 a bash yet? It looks a lot better than I thought it did back when it was revealed.
     
  20. Mats

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    COB-gruz gro-Bol EXPOSED :horny:

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  21. Mats

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    from the amount of frustration amongst new players following a giveaway last year, it requires a certain dose of patience due to out-dated mechanics. and it's much more difficult than Skyrim but for lore, story and atmosphere it's well worth it!
     
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  22. COB

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    I haven't yet, but a friend of mine has been raving about it - and I've been listening to some of the soundtrack, which is pretty fantastic.
     
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    The soundtrack is what I'm hoping I enjoy most from it.
     
  24. Phoenix

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    Streets of Rage game looks like a good discount purchase. I wouldn’t pay full price for that.
     
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    I’m enjoying Persona 5 but there’s so much of it on rails that it’s frustrating and I’m 25 hours in. Also I hate that I’m forced to play straight.
     
  26. ZenGiraffe

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    I played Morrowind a year or two ago and it has definitely aged poorly. I only lasted about an hour before giving up.

    I am just about to start playing Persona 5 Royal, though have been really tempted to go back to FFXIV because there is a ton of content I haven't done on it yet. Not sure I want to lose my life to an MMO again though.
     
  27. Mats

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    with a few mods that even out the worst flaws it's still a great experience in my opinion. but then I am massively influenced by both nostalgia and the belief that RPGs should be rough. quest markers killed Skyrim :evil:
     
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    Just downloaded Civ VI because it's free. I haven't played this COLONIALISM SIMULATOR before but I was obsessed with these sorts of games as a kid so I'm excited.
     
  29. Mats

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    if it is anything like its predecessors it will take over your life
     
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  30. Mother Superior

    Mother Superior Bless U and all that jazz

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    I'm obsessed with Super Smash Bros at the moment. Bought it ages ago but lockdown has allowed me more time to play. There's far too many options / mini games though. I find it all very confusing.
     
  31. Peekaboo

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    I played the original Smash Bros on the N64 so much that the cartridge STOPPED WORKING from OVERHEATING (true story).

    I'm also a bit confused with Ultimate as I think both this and Splatoon are attempts from Nintendo at a continuous subscription model and I'm not sure anymore WHAT you're getting with the base game - do you need to pay to get all the extra characters that have been announced since, like Simon Belmont from Castlevania or the Joker from Persona? Is there a way of buying EVERYTHING without spending a fortune?
     
  32. Mother Superior

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    I mean you get 76 characters with the base game which is more than enough for me - there are 2 DLCs since with I think 11 new characters across them, and at £20+ for each DLC you can count me out. Unsure if you can buy the characters individually.

    What they should be doing is releasing a DLC for Mario Kart 8 - that game is now technically something like 6 years old.
     
  33. straightorbroken

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    Fighter passes are £26.99 containing 6 fighters that are otherwise £5.39 each.

    The first of the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 should be getting unveiled very soon. Nintendo have said it is one of the ARMS bunch (#teamtwintelle).

    Splatoon there is one solo campaign DLC. The main solo campaign on the base game was sometimes a direct replica of the first, but with a few very entertaining bosses. I'd say the Octo expansion was perhaps the product they would have like to have given us had their not been a little extra pressure to have it out so quick (it's very good). For most people, Splatoon is an online game and you do need to pay £20 per year for that of course (but Tetris99 easily justifies this for me alone - certainly not the NES drag n' drops).
     
  34. Peekaboo

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    Thank you both - I know the main game has everyone and their mother but I have a lot more time for some of the later additions like the Belmonts :disco: than fucking Shulk from Xenoblade. I just don't want to have to spend 80 quid to get them... I'll probably give this a miss. I mean, it's Smash Bros at the end of the day... nothing particularly new or exciting for me. Do the fighter passes ever go on sale?
     
  35. straightorbroken

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    I've only seen the base game go down to £30 on the eShop, but I think hotukdeals or whatever it's called has linked to retailers selling the first pass for £20. No idea beyond that.
     
  36. straightorbroken

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    Well I have just put on The Dummy Remastered, finally. I've been curious about this for a long time as Way Forward are excellent at this type of thing usually. I know the reviews were merely moderate, but the pixels are pretty and already the soundtrack is all kinds of Stranger Things gorgeous.
     
  37. Phoenix

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    I’m 60 hours into Persona 5, I think I have at least 30 hours left.
     
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  38. straightorbroken

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    So this was announced yesterday I think.



    The first game I ever played (I would absolutely love to re-buy a Master System II for those cartridges and box arts alone, but things like this are a slippery slope for me so it's probably best I don't).

    Anyway, I recently played the remaster on Switch and as much as I enjoyed it there really was just no way I was completing it as a kid. I don't think this looks stunning per say, but it does look very nice (reminds me a bit of the indie platformer Adventures of Pip), and I'm really looking forward to it. That drop down first level is iconic to me, so seeing it re-done is a woosh of excitement.
     
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  39. Mats

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    OMG! I can't think I ever finished the game but I did play it over and over and over

    did anyone play the remake of Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap?
     
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    Some amazing bargains for 3DS games at Argos right now. For example, Bravely Second for under £3 (I assume click and collect). Quite a few though.
     

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