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Offline Hydra009

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3885 on: September 05, 2021, 11:49:34 PM »
And just a heads up about buying games: NEVER rely on only Steam to purchase games.  There are lots of options at your disposal, and many are much cheaper than Steam.

I personally rely heavily on CheapShark, GG.deals, or r/gamedeals.  And I trust Good Old Games and Humble Bundle a great deal.


Online Shiranu

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3886 on: September 08, 2021, 05:27:34 PM »
Just beat Metro: Exodus and Metro: Last Light Redux, and all-in-all thoroughly enjoyed them. I had tried twice before to get into them and only got about 30 minutes in, but something finally clicked and glad I did. They remind me a lot of Bioshock; the gameplay is "meh", but once you get into the world you don't really notice and just want to keep exploring the falling apart tunnels, the small towns and civilizations that have emerged, and the radioactive wasteland surface.

Good games, would recommend (esp. if you can get the two on sell).
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Offline Hydra009

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3887 on: September 08, 2021, 05:34:38 PM »




*literally dies from happiness*
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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3888 on: September 08, 2021, 06:05:46 PM »
Just beat Metro: Exodus and Metro: Last Light Redux, and all-in-all thoroughly enjoyed them. I had tried twice before to get into them and only got about 30 minutes in, but something finally clicked and glad I did. They remind me a lot of Bioshock; the gameplay is "meh", but once you get into the world you don't really notice and just want to keep exploring the falling apart tunnels, the small towns and civilizations that have emerged, and the radioactive wasteland surface.

Good games, would recommend (esp. if you can get the two on sell).
I have Metro as well.  And I've played about 30 min to an hour and it just did not grab me.  Have to give it another whirl, I guess, and grit through the first couple of hours if that's what it takes. 

Have you played any of the STALKER games?  There are 3 of them and deal with the Chernobyl area.
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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3889 on: September 08, 2021, 06:46:35 PM »
I loved metro, but the controls were clunky and I sometimes got stuck not knowing what I had to do or where I had to go or how to tackle a certain obstacle.
Stopped playing when I got to a certain stage. I simply couldn't get past it, try as I might.
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Online Shiranu

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3890 on: September 08, 2021, 08:55:50 PM »
I have Metro as well.  And I've played about 30 min to an hour and it just did not grab me.  Have to give it another whirl, I guess, and grit through the first couple of hours if that's what it takes. 

Have you played any of the STALKER games?  There are 3 of them and deal with the Chernobyl area.

I haven't, though they are on my wish-list for whenever they go on sell. Metro is actually made by a lot of the developers that made STALKER so... I'm torn. I know it means the gameplay will probably be "bleh" but hopefully the atmosphere is just as good, and I've heard nothing but good things from the videos I've seen about it (once you get past the graphics and controls).

I really wish the Metro games started off better and had better controls because yeah... I had them for probably a good 2 years or more and just never got into them.
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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3891 on: September 08, 2021, 08:58:40 PM »
I loved metro, but the controls were clunky and I sometimes got stuck not knowing what I had to do or where I had to go or how to tackle a certain obstacle.
Stopped playing when I got to a certain stage. I simply couldn't get past it, try as I might.

Yeah, the controls do not feel good at all.

What difficulty did you play it on? I actually played through both on the normal one and it wasn't too bad other than 1-2 places, for a game with bad controls I just couldn't be assed into playing it on hard.
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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3892 on: September 08, 2021, 09:03:29 PM »
I used to pick difficulties of games with a little thought to how would the guys think of my playing on that level.  Now, I don't give a fuck.  I gauge it to how I feel.  Usually I'll try normal.  If that seems too easy, then I up it.  And how the mechanics of the game works is a huge factor these days.  I play these games for fun and if it is a struggle to play, then what's the point?
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Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
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Offline Hydra009

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3893 on: September 08, 2021, 09:13:26 PM »
I used to pick difficulties of games with a little thought to how would the guys think of my playing on that level.  Now, I don't give a fuck.  I gauge it to how I feel.  Usually I'll try normal.  If that seems too easy, then I up it.  And how the mechanics of the game works is a huge factor these days.  I play these games for fun and if it is a struggle to play, then what's the point?
I like the difficulty where it's right at that point where I'll struggle at times, but overall, things are working out in my favor.

That Endless Legend game I posted a while back where the AI was hyperaggressive (AI mods lol) and I had to throw everything into defense and not make a single mistake and just barely won was NOT my cup of tea.  That was like the Eastern Front with the Majora's Mask moon in the distance.  Way too stressful.

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3894 on: September 08, 2021, 10:09:45 PM »
I like the difficulty where it's right at that point where I'll struggle at times, but overall, things are working out in my favor.

That Endless Legend game I posted a while back where the AI was hyperaggressive (AI mods lol) and I had to throw everything into defense and not make a single mistake and just barely won was NOT my cup of tea.  That was like the Eastern Front with the Majora's Mask moon in the distance.  Way too stressful.
I do adjust while in a game if I feel the need.  All of the Fallout games I play at the most difficult settings and for FO4 I now only play survival mode.  It is difficult (but not impossible) but rewarding. But for games like Divinity 2 or the Borderlands games, I use the easy setting--that's hard enough for me.

Any oddity for me (yeah, odd--I can live with that title) is that I hate 'real time' combat.  I get too tense and wound up to play that mode.  So I avoid those games that are real time.  I usually like to play games in which I can somewhat, at least, relax.  That's after the learning curve of said games, of course.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline Hydra009

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3895 on: September 08, 2021, 10:28:57 PM »
New Vegas is one of those games where if you know what you're doing, plan ahead, and take the enemy by surprise, you can eat them for breakfast no matter the difficulty.  On the other hand, if you wander into an ambush or quicksave with a deathclaw right behind you, you're gonna have a bad time.

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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3896 on: September 10, 2021, 09:30:07 PM »
Welp, looks like it's time to start looking for a ps5.

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Offline Hydra009

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3897 on: September 15, 2021, 09:52:19 PM »
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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3898 on: September 16, 2021, 02:00:04 PM »
Welp, looks like it's time to start looking for a ps5.



Good luck. Maybe the shortage will end by the time the PS6 releases.
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