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Offline Hydra009

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3585 on: June 28, 2020, 10:41:40 PM »
Fuck you, Steam.

(3/4 of my wishlist was on sale.  The bastards.)
Barely any of my wishlist is heavily discounted, which is fine because I already have plenty of games.  And the new ones I want to play (Cyberpunk, Elder Scrolls VI, Iron Harvest) are definitely going to require a PC upgrade.  But when I do upgrade, it's going to be a hell of an improvement.  Like going from a coal furnace straight to a fusion reactor.
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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3586 on: June 29, 2020, 03:55:00 AM »
Barely any of my wishlist is heavily discounted, which is fine because I already have plenty of games.  And the new ones I want to play (Cyberpunk, Elder Scrolls VI, Iron Harvest) are definitely going to require a PC upgrade.  But when I do upgrade, it's going to be a hell of an improvement.  Like going from a coal furnace straight to a fusion reactor.

Don't know about Iron Harvest, but TESVI: Redfall is still a few years away. They have to finish their new IP, Starfield, before they can put their main focus on Redfall. Best case scenario, Bethesda surprises us with an announcement for Starfield set for release in December. The following year, they release a couple DLCs for the game, while they're working of TESVI in the background. I think the earliest we'll get it is in 2022.

All this is assuming, of course, the world ever gets back to normal, and we haven't all killed each other by then.
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Offline Hydra009

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3587 on: July 01, 2020, 12:30:25 AM »
There is one video game that I just had to pick up: Terraforming Mars on sale for $10.

If you haven't played it, it's a very popular board game where each player heads a different corporation to - you guessed it - terraform Mars.  The name is 100% accurate.  Essentially you have to manage a bunch of resources - grow your resources faster than your opponent and use those resources to build cities, oceans, and even patches of grass.  That sounds simple enough, but it gets VERY complex.  There's an element of unpredictability to the game, so the person winning may not be the ultimate winner.

If you'd be down for playing Civilization on pacifist settings, then this is right up your alley.  And compared to the board game, all the math involved in the game - and there's a lot of it - is handled by the computer, so gameplay is a lot easier in the video game.

The only thing better than Terraforming Mars would be a Warhammer 40k variant called Reclaiming Mars (set towards the end of the Age of Strife) - where you play as rival Adepts rapidly reclaiming Mars after its brief anarchy, reawakening vast forges, searching old ruins, scouring the surface for old technology, even - weather permitting - sending out expeditions to found the first Forge Worlds.  The winner is the one with the most STC points.  :)
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Offline Shiranu

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3588 on: July 07, 2020, 09:31:18 PM »


Gris, a small indie game out of Spain, is hands down the most beautiful game I have ever experienced... and any competition is not even remotely close. The artistic styling is simply the best that has ever been put from pen to screen imo, and to complement it is one of the greatest OST's I've ever heard.

The oddest thing for me though was that after about the 3 hours it takes to beat the game... I found myself in tears. I don't want to express why for fear of spoiling it, but it is easily the most emotional video game (or artistic in general) experience I have had in at least a decade.

It is a walking sim with very basic puzzle platform elements, but I still cannot recommend this game highly enough. It is the best gaming experience I have had in a very, very long time. It's not perfect, but it's still an amazing experience.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2020, 09:45:17 PM by Shiranu »
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Offline Shiranu

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3589 on: July 08, 2020, 04:27:30 AM »
This guy sums it up amazingly. If you have even the slightest urge to play the game, I recommend not watching this... but if it's literally something you will never touch this video is an amazing summary of it.

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Offline drunkenshoe

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3590 on: July 08, 2020, 04:30:42 AM »
It looks good, it's just a little too expensive for me right now.

Oh I got it from a discount too. And as it is said, almost every fucking thing is on discount and I'm completely broke. Grrrr.

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Offline Hydra009

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3591 on: July 08, 2020, 09:10:18 PM »
*me playing an RTS*

Computer:  "In this mission, you can win one of two ways:  1) take the fight to the enemy and drive them from the map or 2) fortify your own position then activate an ability that provokes the entire enemy force to fearlessly march on your position and successfully defend it"

Me: 
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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3592 on: July 09, 2020, 12:36:20 AM »


Gris, a small indie game out of Spain, is hands down the most beautiful game I have ever experienced... and any competition is not even remotely close. The artistic styling is simply the best that has ever been put from pen to screen imo, and to complement it is one of the greatest OST's I've ever heard.

The oddest thing for me though was that after about the 3 hours it takes to beat the game... I found myself in tears. I don't want to express why for fear of spoiling it, but it is easily the most emotional video game (or artistic in general) experience I have had in at least a decade.

It is a walking sim with very basic puzzle platform elements, but I still cannot recommend this game highly enough. It is the best gaming experience I have had in a very, very long time. It's not perfect, but it's still an amazing experience.
I decided to buy it based on what you said. Woke up early so I could play it before work. Dude, I was not ready for that. I had to get myself composed again on the commute.
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Offline Shiranu

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3593 on: July 09, 2020, 01:34:33 PM »
I decided to buy it based on what you said. Woke up early so I could play it before work. Dude, I was not ready for that. I had to get myself composed again on the commute.

Yeah, it's emotional. Glad you got it though!

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