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2020-07-09 2:32:22 PM  
Well, I'm back to XCom Long War.  I just got X-Com 2 with all of the DLC goodies off of steam thanks to their sale, and figured I should finish it before I start on the other.  And after I finish it, I'm deleting it, and re-downloading it back to vanilla.  I saved my game this morning on a terror mission where I just activated a pod of 4 Muton Eleites.  This is after I already took down 2 Mechtoids and about 6 leader units, along with a pod of Chyssalids, and two pods of those jet-pack assholes.  My rocketeer has literally run out of rockets within the first 5 turns.   FFS, its turned into pure masochism.

I also downloaded Bomber Crew. Its been in my wishlist for a while, so I pulled the trigger on it.

Other than that, I've been grinding World of Warships Legends.I'm a DD main, and I'm working on getting my level 7 Japanese destroyer (I'm about 30,000 experience form it) and I just got the Benson (lv 6 USA DD).  I'm working on the Alaska through the bureau, but that is going to be slow going.  I like my stealthy torpedoes, so I'm glad to finally get tier six on the USA DD.

Many, many years ago when I had an Amiga 1000, I got my father hooked on Conflict, an "Israel simulator" and from there the word of computer games was his oyster.  He also liked a tank game, which for the life of me I can't remember the name, but it was basically a third-person tank platformer, and you could pick between a fast light tank, and slow but powerful/armored tank, or a "middle of the road" tank, and had to beat levels.  I remember he loved the music.  It might have been from Bullfrog, but I'm just not sure.
 
2020-07-09 3:09:43 PM  

Atomic Jonb: Well, I'm back to XCom Long War.  I just got X-Com 2 with all of the DLC goodies off of steam thanks to their sale, and figured I should finish it before I start on the other.  And after I finish it, I'm deleting it, and re-downloading it back to vanilla.  I saved my game this morning on a terror mission where I just activated a pod of 4 Muton Eleites.  This is after I already took down 2 Mechtoids and about 6 leader units, along with a pod of Chyssalids, and two pods of those jet-pack assholes.  My rocketeer has literally run out of rockets within the first 5 turns.   FFS, its turned into pure masochism.

I also downloaded Bomber Crew. Its been in my wishlist for a while, so I pulled the trigger on it.

Other than that, I've been grinding World of Warships Legends.I'm a DD main, and I'm working on getting my level 7 Japanese destroyer (I'm about 30,000 experience form it) and I just got the Benson (lv 6 USA DD).  I'm working on the Alaska through the bureau, but that is going to be slow going.  I like my stealthy torpedoes, so I'm glad to finally get tier six on the USA DD.

Many, many years ago when I had an Amiga 1000, I got my father hooked on Conflict, an "Israel simulator" and from there the word of computer games was his oyster.  He also liked a tank game, which for the life of me I can't remember the name, but it was basically a third-person tank platformer, and you could pick between a fast light tank, and slow but powerful/armored tank, or a "middle of the road" tank, and had to beat levels.  I remember he loved the music.  It might have been from Bullfrog, but I'm just not sure.


Conflict was weird. Your goal was to destroy all the other countries in the Middle East (Egypt was the hardest). It almost had some kind of backhanded anti-Israel message.
 
2020-07-09 3:36:37 PM  
Zelda BOTW. The way I'm playing, I will never finish this game.
 
2020-07-09 3:57:16 PM  

ArkPanda: Conflict was weird. Your goal was to destroy all the other countries in the Middle East (Egypt was the hardest). It almost had some kind of backhanded anti-Israel message.


All of the time I spent on that game, i never even considered this.

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2020-07-09 4:21:11 PM  
I picked up RDR2 and goddamn, that really is a fantastic game. I don't care that it's Grand Theft Horse, the story and acting is spot on.

Also tried out Xenonauts again. Took a few games but I finally got something decent going. Now how do you build more bases? The aliens are avoiding my airspace now.
 
2020-07-09 4:28:03 PM  
I picked up Void Bastards, because it finally went on sale. That is a really great game, until RNJesus decides to spawn an impossibly difficult ship one jump from your objective. I was on one ship where ALL of the floors were covered in oil, and I was being pursued by guards the whole time. So, I spent most of the time comically sliding across the ship until I was finally blasted to oblivion.
 
2020-07-09 5:32:09 PM  
Finished the Hearts DLC for Witcher 3 this weekend, but haven't had much time for gaming this week. Weekend forecast calls for sweltering temperatures, so I will probably have less PS4 time and more casual gaming on the iPad and laptop.
 
2020-07-09 5:45:24 PM  
It's been a busy week, so I barely have gotten into playing Wild Armson the original PS. Hopefully, I can get back too it tomorrow. As for the headline question, the one game that I got people hooked on was Bubble Bobble on the NES back in the day. When I first got the game, everyone gave me crap for buying it. Then they spent a few minutes playing it and they were hooked. My next door neighbor was so into it, he would be knocking at my door at 9 AM in the morning to have a go at it. I just let him in & went back to bed (I was working nights in a bar at the time). Finally he got to the final level, which I hadn't seen, beat it and then "What? We have to play the whole thing over again to get the actual ending? Noooooo!" A few weeks later we ended up beating it for real. Too bad I couldn't get them hooked on Milon's Secret Castle...
 
2020-07-09 5:47:41 PM  
Book of Demons, where my best item is an ordinary pair of boots. Somehow, ordinary boots imbue electricity immunity AND fire immunity for 12 seconds. Not to mention they can crush little spiders and remove impediments.
 
2020-07-09 6:05:48 PM  
I'm considering streaming Sonic Adventure. I love playing it on my dreamcast
 
2020-07-09 6:12:05 PM  
I ended up going back to the iPad since we had a power outage the other day - I got re-hooked on Hill Climber.  Been a while since I've played any mobile games but I got back into the groove.

/side scrolling physics drive-le-unlockable-vehicles game
//yes it's a microtransaction game but ffs just have some willpower and it costs nothing to have a good time
///or watch some brief ads and get a bit of spendy bling
 
2020-07-09 7:16:54 PM  
Pong
 
2020-07-09 8:19:07 PM  

Herb Utsmelz: Pong


I have an old pong machine. It's a a fantastic drinking game
 
2020-07-09 9:37:42 PM  
Game I got my whole office team hooked on was Ark, for its ability to create private servers for each's families to play on and config to their desired wants.

I haven't been doing that much gaming these days, but that's because I'm still in the process of rebuilding an epic PC into my wife's new iteration of it.  I did the first power-on test this evening and its working, so now I'm busily loading in all the software and getting ready for the liquid loop performance tuning.

We still have a long journey ahead though, its a gigantic case and we decided to make it decoratively into an Ark theme and that quickly spiraled into this crazy terrain-diorama type setup with two biomes and a ridiculous amount of random little parts being ordered to fill them both out.

Its a marathon of a build and rekindling all kinds of skills to flesh out the landscape construction, model painting and what not.  Its keeping us busy!
 
2020-07-09 10:33:47 PM  
The "Library" at Epic disappeared so all my games are gone. That kind of sucks.
 
2020-07-09 11:11:59 PM  
Oxygen Not Included.  Must mop piss.
 
2020-07-09 11:59:58 PM  
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This game may legitimately be the greatest April Fool's joke ever made.  Everyone here knows that I hand in a one-hundred word essay to my teacher every single time that I post, and I am speechless.
 
2020-07-10 12:00:31 AM  

Mike_LowELL: one-hundred word


The game made me so furious I forgot to hyphenate this entire phrase.  Now I'm even madder.
 
2020-07-10 12:15:48 AM  
Dang-it, Medieval Total War 2. Why do you just draw me in?

I cannot wait to play Total War Troy. I refuse to play as Achilles or Agamemnon. I prefer Odysseus or Hector.
 
2020-07-10 4:25:28 AM  
I've gone back to The Coin Game for a bit.

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It's an Early Access game on Steam made by a single developer. The core of the game is an arcade filled with mechanical arcade ticket redemption machines with a selection of toys to buy with the tickets and a room with a mechanical band in it.

I've been burned by Early Access before, so I decided that going forward I would only buy a game in Early Access if what was already there looked to me to be worth the asking price. I thought this had enough at the time it was first released, so I decided to take a chance on it. It's not expensive. I was happy with it. There was enough to keep me occupied and I thought it was money well spent.

Since then, more updates have come. They've been pretty frequent. There's quite a lot more here than the arcade. There is an island to explore with multiple locations with things to do, various transport options and as I just discovered, my home complete with pet goose and a TV that can play .mp4 files placed in a directory. Plus there is a lot more that I haven't yet seen.

It's very impressive and if the development continues at the rate it's been going at, I think this game will turn out to be magnificent. It's already the best Early Access buy I've ever made.
 
2020-07-10 6:01:25 AM  
Bought Galactic Civilization 3 and all the addons on steam, just installed it, now I am psyching myself up for not leaving the house all weekend.  I luv'd GC2 and hoping for a similar but more epic experience.
 
2020-07-10 8:12:43 AM  
Mostly been playing through the Halo series.  I have Game Pass so I figured I'd finally play through the Master Chief Collection.  So far I've finished Reach, 1, and 2, and now I'm playing 3.  Had never really played much of the series, so it's been interesting to see the evolution, and the wild missteps along the way.

I'm also hooked on NGU Idle.  Basically it's exactly what it claims to be, an Idle game where you make the Numbers Go Up.  It's full of dumb humor, but it's fun to mess with it and leave it running while working from home.
 
2020-07-10 8:39:37 AM  

RedPhoenix122: Mostly been playing through the Halo series.  I have Game Pass so I figured I'd finally play through the Master Chief Collection.  So far I've finished Reach, 1, and 2, and now I'm playing 3.  Had never really played much of the series, so it's been interesting to see the evolution, and the wild missteps along the way.

I'm also hooked on NGU Idle.  Basically it's exactly what it claims to be, an Idle game where you make the Numbers Go Up.  It's full of dumb humor, but it's fun to mess with it and leave it running while working from home.


My friend and I did a run through of the Halo games in 2012 before Halo 4 came out. We skipped Halo 2 since we couldn't connect online anymore but doing those in one weekend was amazing.

I really should do this again and do Halo 4 and 5
 
2020-07-10 9:05:14 AM  
Ruiner. I'm so bad at it but the aesthetic is very nice until you look at the "human" 3D models outside of the PC. Also got Hollow Knight and Enter the Gungeon just because I could get them cheap. Oh and I paid like $5 for everything that came out with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Good god the file size terrifies me though.
 
2020-07-10 9:12:04 AM  
When I was in college, we used to play Wavy Navy as a drinking game. We also set up Taipan tournaments. (Be sure to overpay the moneylender!)
 
2020-07-10 9:18:40 AM  
When I was 21 I got my GF hooked on Unreal Tournament.  She would utterly kick my ass.
 
2020-07-10 9:20:39 AM  

ArkPanda: Atomic Jonb: Well, I'm back to XCom Long War.  I just got X-Com 2 with all of the DLC goodies off of steam thanks to their sale, and figured I should finish it before I start on the other.  And after I finish it, I'm deleting it, and re-downloading it back to vanilla.  I saved my game this morning on a terror mission where I just activated a pod of 4 Muton Eleites.  This is after I already took down 2 Mechtoids and about 6 leader units, along with a pod of Chyssalids, and two pods of those jet-pack assholes.  My rocketeer has literally run out of rockets within the first 5 turns.   FFS, its turned into pure masochism.

I also downloaded Bomber Crew. Its been in my wishlist for a while, so I pulled the trigger on it.

Other than that, I've been grinding World of Warships Legends.I'm a DD main, and I'm working on getting my level 7 Japanese destroyer (I'm about 30,000 experience form it) and I just got the Benson (lv 6 USA DD).  I'm working on the Alaska through the bureau, but that is going to be slow going.  I like my stealthy torpedoes, so I'm glad to finally get tier six on the USA DD.

Many, many years ago when I had an Amiga 1000, I got my father hooked on Conflict, an "Israel simulator" and from there the word of computer games was his oyster.  He also liked a tank game, which for the life of me I can't remember the name, but it was basically a third-person tank platformer, and you could pick between a fast light tank, and slow but powerful/armored tank, or a "middle of the road" tank, and had to beat levels.  I remember he loved the music.  It might have been from Bullfrog, but I'm just not sure.

Conflict was weird. Your goal was to destroy all the other countries in the Middle East (Egypt was the hardest). It almost had some kind of backhanded anti-Israel message.


https://www.myabandonware.com/game/co​n​flict-uy/play-uy


Mitch Taylor's Bro: Finished the Hearts DLC for Witcher 3 this weekend, but haven't had much time for gaming this week. Weekend forecast calls for sweltering temperatures, so I will probably have less PS4 time and more casual gaming on the iPad and laptop.


I finished the main story of Witcher 3 for the first time a couple weeks ago. I have strong opinions about the game in general, but the tl;dr is that I didn't find it to be as great as it was made out to be; it was OK. Got about halfway through HoS and gave up on the game. That DLC is dull as shiat and even though I know BaW is also supposed to be really good, HoS pretty much killed my interest in the game.
 
2020-07-10 9:23:40 AM  
Got the latest Old World Blues for HOI IV, huge fallout themed mod.  It's got some great little narratives and has flushed out quite a few national focus trees.  Probably not quite as full a world as the Kaiserreich mod, but love the setting of fallout.

Now, if you just hand over all your bottlecaps, the Brotherhood of Steel will consider only feeding most of you to radioactive mutants.
 
2020-07-10 9:27:02 AM  
My brother was living with me for awhile and he came home one day with a ps4 and GTAV, no placate me he also bought Syrim.  I barely played it, but he has been playing it ever since, whenever I ask him what games you playing "oh not much, mostly been playing Skyrim."
 
2020-07-10 9:27:33 AM  

Gordon Bennett: I've gone back to The Coin Game for a bit.

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It's an Early Access game on Steam made by a single developer. The core of the game is an arcade filled with mechanical arcade ticket redemption machines with a selection of toys to buy with the tickets and a room with a mechanical band in it.

I've been burned by Early Access before, so I decided that going forward I would only buy a game in Early Access if what was already there looked to me to be worth the asking price. I thought this had enough at the time it was first released, so I decided to take a chance on it. It's not expensive. I was happy with it. There was enough to keep me occupied and I thought it was money well spent.

Since then, more updates have come. They've been pretty frequent. There's quite a lot more here than the arcade. There is an island to explore with multiple locations with things to do, various transport options and as I just discovered, my home complete with pet goose and a TV that can play .mp4 files placed in a directory. Plus there is a lot more that I haven't yet seen.

It's very impressive and if the development continues at the rate it's been going at, I think this game will turn out to be magnificent. It's already the best Early Access buy I've ever made.



So you play a video game about playing arcade games? That's so meta...
 
2020-07-10 9:28:42 AM  

Flappyhead: When I was 21 I got my GF hooked on Unreal Tournament.  She would utterly kick my ass.


Yeah but how good at UT was she?
 
2020-07-10 9:33:33 AM  
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2020-07-10 9:34:08 AM  
Been playing more and more Warzone, starting to get pretty good at it too. Had a few first place finishes this week. Really enjoying the new 'stimulus' mode as well where they remove the Gulag and you buy yourself back instead.

Also been playing a bit of Ostriv since they balanced the economy a bit better. Didn't actually help me, I start running a huge deficit pretty quickly. The game is great, it's just clearly not done yet.

Games I got people hooked on? Any of the Trials titles, Geometry Wars, and Duck Game
 
2020-07-10 9:42:35 AM  
My erratic COVID-19-disrupted work schedule has me missing every other Fark gaming discussion, so I was out last week.

My gaming has been similarly erratic. Rather than focus on a single game I have been jumping around between various games.

Wanting something retro, I loaded up Crystalis, a reputed NES classic that I had never really played before (I tinkered with it a few years ago but never got far). I enjoyed it and eventually completed it. I even earned every achievement, making it the second game that I have mastered after Golden Axe.

I also loaded up Spaceport Hope, a decent but light and obscure indie game that actually reminds me of Cave Story in terms of design and graphical style. It is nothing special but it was fun while it lasted.

I have been playing Doom 64, having grabbed it for $1.49 on the Steam sale. Completed the main campaign and now three levels through the Lost Levels. On the hardest difficulty, of course.

I have also been messing around with my Dreamcast a bit. I picked up a Striker DC controller which has proved a massive improvement over the original DC controller in almost every way. I also picked up a decent VGA to component transcoder, allowing me to get a better picture to my TV than a cheap VGA->HDMI adapter offers -- though I am still considering getting a DCDIGITAL when they are available.

I decided to finally look into jailbreaking my PS3. Turns out my Slim model is hackable, so I put the latest Rebug CFW on it and spent some time learning how to install, uh, "unofficially" acquired titles. Delisted things like Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game. I actually had played that a bit via PS3 emulator rpcs3 so I also decided to try to move my save file from there over to the console. That was an exercise in frustration, but I eventually managed it. The process is really not as documented as it should be.

Last night was City of Heroes night. Ran Apex and Tin Mage with my Warshade, then got some friends who I recruited into the game to run a Black Scorpion story arc.


Games I have hooked others on: aside from getting two people to run City of Heroes with me, I got a friend into PAYDAY 2 by gifting him a free copy that I had due to going to see John Wick. He eventually ended up winning a trip to party with the OVERKILL team, which was pretty nice for him.
 
2020-07-10 9:45:12 AM  
I grabbed Ion Furyduring the steam sale but haven't been able to play it much as I'm in the middle of an election cycle.

What I have played so far however is nostalgic paradise and I think I'm in love with the main character.
 
2020-07-10 9:46:10 AM  

Autoerotic Defenestration: [Fark user image 602x452]


Somehow I managed to score 100% achievements in that game despite its crashing issues.

Have you looked into the Unofficial Patch?
 
2020-07-10 9:47:30 AM  
Been a while since i posted last in one of these threads, mostly cause i only remember about them at sunday, at which point what's the point?

Anyway, got 3 games for my B-day during the sumner sale (2 of which were gifts). Raft, which i enjoyed playing up till one point in which the game farked me over royally ( got to a large island abd got chased around and nearly killed by a warthog, then a vulture dropped a rock on my head and finished me off, making me lose a bunch of basically irriplacable stuff, and also fark all those sharks), assassins creed Black Flag, which i'm still enjoying, and Total War Warhammer 2 (recently also bought 1 after getting paid for the other campaign). Been lrarning how to play with Imrik in that one so i end up with an army of 8 big  dragons that basically no one can stand against.
 
2020-07-10 9:47:53 AM  
Splitting time between a 100% run on the original FF7 and deciding to punish myself with some Fallout 76.
 
2020-07-10 9:50:06 AM  
Sagebrush - explore an abandoned cult compound.  You walk around, read notes, hunt for keys, get stuck on the geography because you're going wandering to the odd places at the edges of the map, reveal the particular flavor of crazy the cult adopted.  Fun if you're into that kind of thing.

Fukisan -  a climbing game with unconventional mechanics.  Think climbing from Grow Home, except that's all it is.  Fun when you make progress, petty when you fall all the way down into the beginning.  Very much a play for five minutes and then leave in disgust.

Aviary Attorney - in Paris populated by animal people, you investigate crimes and defend your clients.  I really like the woodblock press art style and writing, since so many characters are utter twats.  Haven't got far because I stress myself too much to play very often.

Mortal Shell demo - a Soulslike that wants me to parry to heal.  I spent an hour fighting the first five enemies trying to learn the parry timing, failing and getting hit, then whiffing even more when I am on my last sliver of health, thus killing me.  The game never elevated beyond tedious frustration despite the atmosphere and beautiful graphics, but maybe others will find it more fun.

Darkest Dungeon - early days, and stress is beating my ass and eating up my funds.  The only stress healer I got so far is the arbalest, which seems like such a waste.  Lots of fark you mechanics in this game for the uninitiated, thank god for the proliferation of mods.  Even though the trend is that everyone in my groups will be crippled by their phobias and degeneracy, I refuse to give up on them.  I suspect this will make the game much harder than it needs to be, but the only ethical thing to do is to never give up on them, even as their flaws and failings drag the rest of the party into a mass murder/suicide.
 
2020-07-10 9:50:28 AM  

Mugato: The "Library" at Epic disappeared so all my games are gone. That kind of sucks.


Have you tried turning it off and back on again?
 
2020-07-10 9:51:17 AM  
Playing Minecraft, Alpha 19 of 7 days to Die, and Star Trek online for socialization.

Looking forward to Paper Tanks -> https://store.steampowered.com/app/12​1​3020/PAPER_TANKS/
 
2020-07-10 9:51:39 AM  
Spent a little time with Two Point Hospital. I enjoy management/building games like these, but this one turns into a slog almost immediately.

Things that need to be in the game but aren't: Janitors set to patrol an area. They go based off of items added to the work queue, so they can be zig-zagging back and forth across the map when it would be more efficient to just set them to a wing or area. Doctors not going on break when there is no work. Instead they just wander around "looking for work" which translates to "do nothing." If the On Call feature worked properly, it would be fine, but it doesn't either.

It's a shame because there's a ton of charm, but a lot of shortcomings on the gameplay end.
 
2020-07-10 9:51:53 AM  
I bought several games while drinking and the steam summer sale. One of them is an early access game,  Stellar Tactics.

It is a turned based tactical game for the dungeon ground combat. It is a real time with pause game for the space combat. It has mining, trading, smuggling and factions in a huge galaxy. It is early access but extremely playable. Not all the features are complete but I am very pleased with the purchase. The single developer dude should be proud of his work because it is a great game.

As for hooking a friend on a game, I have the pleasure of getting a friend hooked on the Playstation version of Diablo 3. Poor guy. Just drinks scotch and kills demons with his Crusader.
 
2020-07-10 9:53:12 AM  

Dimensio: Autoerotic Defenestration: [Fark user image 602x452]

Somehow I managed to score 100% achievements in that game despite its crashing issues.

Have you looked into the Unofficial Patch?


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2020-07-10 9:59:30 AM  

Autoerotic Defenestration: Dimensio: Autoerotic Defenestration: [Fark user image 602x452]

Somehow I managed to score 100% achievements in that game despite its crashing issues.

Have you looked into the Unofficial Patch?

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I am pretty confident I'd spent more time fiddling with mods and graphics settings in Skyrim then it came to playing it.

/because that's what I like to do, play games to watch my hardware
 
2020-07-10 10:05:49 AM  
Very little advancement on the gaming front, global pandemic, work and all.

But that said I did accomplish most of my Witcher 3 Prep (I.e. read all of the Witcher books, if Geralt is going to be in this game with his memory now back then I figured I should also know what he knows and I played the prologue for Witcher 3 like a year ago and that was enough for me to decide that I needed to fill in all that knowledge that I had lacked.  So all of those books later here we are.....Ok I still need to read Season of Storms but that's not essential essential.) ((Also Also I watched the Netflix Witcher, and while I have THOUGHTS, this is the gaming thread and not the Witcher thread.)

I played some Grim Dawn for a diabloesque fix, but I've sort of stalled out on all progress on everything else I just don't have enough time in the day to accomplish stuff.

I'm also not sure I've ever gotten someone else hooked on a game.  I tend to not recommend games to others unprompted because the big budget games sell themselves and the weird niche ones I play sometimes I'm only playing them to investigate game mechanics or design, and othertimes just because I figured I'd do it for a lark.  I'm much more likely to get hooked on a game and then post a sign that says "Beware! Addictive Game! Abondone Hope All Ye Who Enter!"  basically rationalizing 'look I like this thing, but I can't recommend that you decide to sink untold hundreds of hours into this thing like I have, I'm not even good at it! I'm enjoying myself obviously but......I mean unless you also want to see if you can form Prussia and start knocking around the Holy Roman Empire.  If that's the case then step right up.
 
2020-07-10 10:10:58 AM  

ArkPanda: Atomic Jonb: Well, I'm back to XCom Long War.  I just got X-Com 2 with all of the DLC goodies off of steam thanks to their sale, and figured I should finish it before I start on the other.  And after I finish it, I'm deleting it, and re-downloading it back to vanilla.  I saved my game this morning on a terror mission where I just activated a pod of 4 Muton Eleites.  This is after I already took down 2 Mechtoids and about 6 leader units, along with a pod of Chyssalids, and two pods of those jet-pack assholes.  My rocketeer has literally run out of rockets within the first 5 turns.   FFS, its turned into pure masochism.

I also downloaded Bomber Crew. Its been in my wishlist for a while, so I pulled the trigger on it.

Other than that, I've been grinding World of Warships Legends.I'm a DD main, and I'm working on getting my level 7 Japanese destroyer (I'm about 30,000 experience form it) and I just got the Benson (lv 6 USA DD).  I'm working on the Alaska through the bureau, but that is going to be slow going.  I like my stealthy torpedoes, so I'm glad to finally get tier six on the USA DD.

Many, many years ago when I had an Amiga 1000, I got my father hooked on Conflict, an "Israel simulator" and from there the word of computer games was his oyster.  He also liked a tank game, which for the life of me I can't remember the name, but it was basically a third-person tank platformer, and you could pick between a fast light tank, and slow but powerful/armored tank, or a "middle of the road" tank, and had to beat levels.  I remember he loved the music.  It might have been from Bullfrog, but I'm just not sure.

Conflict was weird. Your goal was to destroy all the other countries in the Middle East (Egypt was the hardest). It almost had some kind of backhanded anti-Israel message.


I never really thought of it like that... but my teenaged self did notice that it was pretty heavily invested in lassize-faire economics, as that was by far the best strategy to win the game.

But if Syria or Egypt started off hostile, you were screwed.
 
2020-07-10 10:18:21 AM  
Been plugging through some of the stuff I picked up on the Summer Sale.

Max Gentlemen Sexy Business.  This is one of the weirdest and most fun games I've ever played.  A cross between an idle-clicker management game and a dating sim, with over-the-top Victorianisms as the humour source.  Any game that has the line, "Maybe the real murderer was the friendship we found along the way" as a dialogue choice is pretty much good for me.  Worth full price?  If you're of a certain mindset, yes.  But anyone should pick this up if its on sale.

Crossroads Inn.  Had my eye on this one for awhile.  It's not nearly as bad as the Steam reviews might suggest, but there are some really glaring bugs, and its mechanics are not well explained.  But it's about the only medieval-ish inn management game out there and overall it works well.  Worth it on sale if you're into management games.

Yes, Your Grace.  Not very far into this one.  Feels like Papers, Please means King's Quest.    Looking forward to getting deeper into it.

To Be Or Not To Be.  Choose your own Hamlet adventure.  The writing isn't as good as I hoped, but still get some chuckles from it.  It's super cheap, especially on sale, so if you're looking for something different, why not?

And on the 'to be played' list: Elsinore, Wintermoor Tactics Club, and Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark.
 
2020-07-10 10:24:55 AM  
Been playing AC:Odyssey and enjoying it.
 
2020-07-10 10:30:22 AM  
I finished up the main story in Red Dead Redemption 2.  It was a really good time.  I tried the online side of things, but its not really doing much for me.

Since then I've been trying to get into Dead by Daylight.It's a neat concept but not quite hooking me (pun intended).
 
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