Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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What game are you wasting time on?

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Trash, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. Chateaubryangender: ⚧ Cipher

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    I chose Toreador : I red a lot of that "don't choose Malkavian for your first playthrough." Until now, what I'm the most impressed with is the feeling that whatever you're doing - quest or sidequest alike - you end up being someone's pawn. I absolutely didn't see that goddamn Voerman twist coming, even if it was heavily hinted through the whole questline. Makes me wonder what else am I'm missing/oblivious to.
     
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  2. ManjuShrigender: ⚧ Self-Ejected

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    As linear as Bloodlines is, it really is rewarding for repeated playthroughs seeing all the things you missed, similar to Deus Ex.
     
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  3. DwarvenFoodgender: ⚧ Arcane Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Wasteland 2 Codex USB, 2014 Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Finally bought Divine Divinity, very excited to start playing tonight.
     
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  4. Tel Velothigender: ⚧ Arbiter

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    Very good game, you're right to be excited.

    I currently play most awesome game - Learning. I have exam this friday and if I pass it, I would play the shit out of E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy until I get sick. This keeps me motivated.

    EDIT:
    Ok, I "kinda" passed it - I must just learn some very little piece for next week and then it'll be passed.
    Still, guess it's time for E.Y.E. tonight - BRING IT ON!
     
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  5. Humppalekagender: ⚧ Arbiter

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    Divine Divinity is very fun but I got really tired after playing it for circa 10 hours, I have to keep a break from it. Killing the same enemies for hours, even if the combat is so damn fun, gets old. Or it's the style I'm playing it, playing mage and the only good spell worth using all the time seems to be Magic Missile with which you can kill anything if you have a big enough manapool... I don't even bother using anything else than that, shield and heal.
     
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  6. circgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    Finished BoF 2. Had forgotten a lot of it, but not as much as I forgot of BoF 1 which I finished a week earlier. Playing BoF 1 again was almost like playing it for the first time, which was fun-ish. Man BoF's are big, despite not having that many cities or areas to visit. Mostly it's due to the insane encounter rate though. There's a fight every 2 steps more or less. Music's horrible until the final quarter of the game or so, but whatever.

    Now I'm ready for some wrpg action because I'd like a little more control over my group maybe, but don't feel like firing up ToEE for the millionth time, but also don't feel like something archaic like MM 1. I'm open to suggestions that don't feature the words BioWare or necessarily Origin.
     
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  7. Multi-headed Cowgender: ⚧ Guest

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    Wasting a bunch of time with TOR since I picked that up for cheap and have bros to play it with. Also been plugging along on Avadon, which despite any visible C&C so far has been entertaining. The setting and combat have been fun, and I'm looking forward to seeing how things shake out.

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  8. Quetzacoatlgender: ⚧ Liturgist

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    Currently playing through the NWN2 OC so I can have a character to import in MOTB.
     
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  9. Angelo85gender: ⚧ Liturgist

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    Multi-headed Cow: I sincerely hope you have played at least one title of the previous series from the Developer (Avernum/Geneforge). Just so you can experience the decline in this new title/Series compared to previous works by Jeff Vogel first hand.
     
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  10. Multi-headed Cowgender: ⚧ Guest

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    I haven't. I figured I'd try out the most declined popamole Vogel first before giving the Geneforge series a whirl. Since I'm enjoying Avadon I hope that bodes well for Geneforge.
     
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  11. Humppalekagender: ⚧ Arbiter

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    Avadon is one of those games I can't get myself to finish. I've played it for 25 hours and hit the brick wall, just can't play it anymore. Had A LOT of fun the first 20 hours though, I should play the earlier Spiderweb games soon to compare. If I get the money for them that is...
     
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  12. Multi-headed Cowgender: ⚧ Guest

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    If you're not opposed to Steam, the Geneforge series is quite a bit cheaper on there. $20 for all 5 games. And it has been on sale before, so if you wanna wait it'll surely go on sale again.
    http://store.steampowered.com/sub/12171/
     
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  13. Damned Registrationsgender: ⚧ Prestigious Gentleman Furry Weeaboo Nazi Nihilist

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    Been sucked into a couple games completely recently; Distorted Travesty, a sort of platformer/metroidvania game with a lot of polish considering they ripped most of the graphics out of other games. And Kamidori, which is sort of a fire emblem/atelier foo/recettear mashup. Both games are right up my alley. I've been playing Kamidori all day today, haven't eaten yet, and only stopped for that reason really. Must find moar loot. Must have more stats. And skills. and characters. Must have MOAR NUMBERS.
     
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  14. spekkiogender: ⚧ Arcane

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    BROS, I decided to give Rebelstar: Tactical Command (GBA) a try, and...

    ZOMG this game is awesome!

    :bounce:

    Made by Jullian and Nick Gollop, of Rebelstar, Laser Squad and X-Com fame. You should know what to expect...

    ISO TB combat on tactical level (similar to X-com's tactical layer) with moving, shooting, using overwatch, throwing grenades and flares, using first-aid kits (they can 'heal' HP, stun and low morale - I've seen this before...)

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    Plus "AP left" is shown when using 'Move' command. Suck it down, X-Com

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    Units can use different equipment (melee, rifles, guns, heavy weapons, etc):

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    Their Attributes go up with EXP

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    Which allows them to increase their Skills (affect weapons' damage, accuracy and AP cost)

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    Initially I was raging hard, since I couldn't change my equipment. But eventually...

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    :love:

    It's so awesome that I decided to re-start since I screwed-up with team's Skills distribution...

    :rage:

    Gameplay:



    (art style is kinda next-gen, but not on Bioware level)
     
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  15. circgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    I'll stick to JA2. That shit needs to zoom the fuck out.
     
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  16. Awor Szurkrarzgender: ⚧ Arcane In My Safe Space

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    It's a Gameboy Advance game.
     
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  17. Make America Great Again Clockwork Knightgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    "blah blah mechanics blah isometric blah turn based blah gameplay blah stats blah"

    "uuuuuuuh...the...zoom is not good enough. Yes, the zoom is inadequate. Pass"

    Never change, Codex :lol:
     
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  18. PorkaMorkagender: ⚧ Arcane

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    I was playing Fantasy General on Ironman, +1, +1 difficulty, however I was defeated.

    The map had a big patch of jungle surrounded by mountains on three sides and the enemy just hid in there so I ran out of time.
     
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  19. Quiltygender: ⚧ Prophet

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    A Sunday spent practicing targeting in A-10C is a Sunday well spent.
     
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  20. hoopygender: ⚧ Savant

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    I bought BioShock 2 when it was €5. It has online activation despite being on Steam, and I can't save the game without using GFWL (what the fuck is this). The combat is rather terrible.

    Guess I'll waste time on something else instead.
     
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  21. Make America Great Again torogender: ⚧ Arcane

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    Create an OFFLINE GFWL account and you will be able to save.
     
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  22. Make America Great Again torogender: ⚧ Arcane

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    As for playing, I just finished Rage. And I'm looking for the proper thread to dump my shit.
     
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  23. circgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    FF II/IV. At the final dungeon just Zeromous to go. Derob.
     
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  24. Edward_R_Murrowgender: ⚧ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    More Nocturne. Finished off (what I think is) the last of the fiends (The Harlot and The Trumpeter). Cool fights. The Harlot was just a powerhouse, and the fact she reflected physical attacks got me in a bad place the first time I fought her. Second time around went much better, especially when I swapped my party around. Trumpeter was pretty interesting with the random healing/killing, though I didn't like the fact that even though the main character nulled death and expel, Trumpeter's death song could kill him.

    The Fourth Kalpa is pretty nuts. The boss seems to be one of the easier parts, though that's because Beelzebub fights pretty fair. First run went poorly because Throne is a useless piece of shit being weak to death attacks, and sucks in general (BTW, is whatever he evolves into good? He dies all the time in this game, a far cry from how much of a boss he was in Raidou games). Second run I made sure everyone nulled death, and I had the player character use a magatama that repelled electricity to get more press turns from bugboy. Brought in Black Rider for buffs/debuffs, Titania for healing, and Amaterasu for massive damage via Prominence or a well-placed Tetrakarn (reflecting a focused attack is p. awesome). Realized from my first run that using mana-restoring items was going to be necessary, and kissed a bunch of chakra drops, a couple chakra pots, and a great chakra goodbye, mostly because Beelzebub can actually dispell your buffs/debuffs and does so pretty frequently, especially when you pile them on. Daisoujou made a clutch save in the last few turns, subbing in for a dead Titania, and the White Rider subbed in for the horseman of Famine when he kicked the bucket. Good thing I didn't throw them in the fusion pot yet (don't know if I want to with Daisoujou; guy is the freakin' MVP of the game so far and only his low HP is really holding him back). After killing Beelzebub, I booked ass out of the dungeon, and luckily avoided any ambushes. There are an awful lot of those in the fourth kalpa, which is the main reason I have yet to get through the maze or the vault in any real way. Keep getting ass-raped by ambushes that can easily take apart the entire party.

    Also took on Bishamonten. He's kind of a cheap-ass, with his whole ability to kill the party before you get a chance to do anything with his insane critical rate. After getting killed by his first two moves, I decided a physical resisting magatama was a good idea, and so was Grimmy to repel his attacks and end his turn. Once you don't get one-shotted, he's pretty easy, because like almost all non-fiend, non-Labyrinth bosses, he has no way to really interact with buffs/debuffs, so you can make him pathetically weak, unable to hit the broad side of a barn, and take immense damage from even regular attacks.

    Fun game. Think I'm probably nearing the end though.
     
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