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What game are you wasting time on?

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

  1. circ 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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  2. 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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  3. Quetzacoatl 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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  4. Angelo85 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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  5. 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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  6. Humppaleka 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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  7. 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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  8. Damned Registrations 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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  9. spekkio 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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  10. circ Arcane

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    I'll stick to JA2. That shit needs to zoom the fuck out.
     
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  11. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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    It's a Gameboy Advance game.
     
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  12. Clockwork Knight 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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  13. PorkaMorka 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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  14. Quilty Magister

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    A Sunday spent practicing targeting in A-10C is a Sunday well spent.
     
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  15. hoopy 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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  16. toro Arcane

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    Create an OFFLINE GFWL account and you will be able to save.
     
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  17. toro 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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  18. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

    Awor Szurkrarz
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    Started playing Fallout today.
     
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  19. circ Arcane

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    FF II/IV. At the final dungeon just Zeromous to go. Derob.
     
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  20. Edward_R_Murrow 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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  21. Krraloth Liturgist Patron

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    Gothic. Having fun exploring to some very interesting rapedeaths!
     
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  22. Tel Velothi Arbiter

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    Right now playing Project I.G.I.: I'm Going In, I'm having so much fun with this one, I'm in the middle of the game, so far it was not too hard, we'll see later, I'm hoping for some more challange.
    Some time ago I played I.G.I. 2 but I didn't finished it (I liked it, though), maybe now I will. I remember it had "stealth indicator" (something like visibility gem in Thief) and stats after mission and it gave you ranks depending on how well (stealthy) you've done particular mission (there was also time limit for highest rank). I.G.I. 1 don't have those two things. Too bad, because stealth indicator would show you how well you are hidden, and "stats" thing would encourage player to do better, therefore replayability would be improved and more fun overall. Still, as I said, I'm having great fun with it.
     
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  23. Morgoth Arcane

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    The Saboteur.

    Pleasant surprise, and a lot better written than that shit former sister studio BioWare comes up with.
     
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  24. Edward_R_Murrow Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    More Nocturne.

    Diet Building bit the dust. Fun stuff, especially all the optical illusions and boss fights. Went through the final kalpa too. Metatron was a fun fight. Lost the first time when I went mostly debuffs and no ability to dispel his buffs (4X magic buffed Megidoloan or Fire of Sinai is painful), but fusing up the Whore of Babylon (The Harlot) with dekaja and rakukaja helped a lot. Uriel healed the party, and Dante was awesome, as he should be.

    Started on the final dungeon. Got myself a very nice Lilith to be my healer/support demon, and beat up the first god in the Tower of Kagatsuchi with Lilith, Dante, and The Harlot. Two gods and a big ball of light to go, I guess. Wonder if any of those bosses will stand a chance...
     
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  25. Andyman Messiah Mr. Ed-ucated

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    Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge.

    After that I'm going to finally play the last Back to the future episodes. And after that... Mass Effect 3. Godfuck.
     
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