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2021-06-10 2:20:17 PM  
I finished up Solasta: Crown of the Magister last night.  It was a surprisingly good Baldur's gate style RPG, using the D&D 5E ruleset.  It was made on a 250K budget, and that definitely shows at times (well, most of the time).  However they absolutely nailed the 5E rules and combat system.  It was a lot of fun and I would love to see what the developers could do with a larger budget.

Other than that, I did the monthly tasks to get two free mechs in Mechwarrior Online.  And then played them a bunch.  And then played my other mechs too....

Games others seem to hate that I enjoy.  Hmm that's tough:
Warframe - A lot of people are turned off by the grind.
Doom 3 - its more fun if you think of it as a Resident Evil style game instead of a Doom game.
Old school RPGs like Ultima 1-5 and Wasteland - The UI and controls are a turn off for anyone under 40.

Games I hate that others love would have been an easier topic.
 
2021-06-10 3:05:33 PM  
Finished Subnautica: Below Zero last weekend, which I enjoyed.  I hate the crystal caves, as I constantly get lost in there, and my sea truck clipped through the wall at one point forcing me to restart at an earlier save, but finally made it out and saw the ending.  I enjoyed it.

Started working through Minecraft to finally beat the Ender Dragon.  Hoping to finish that up this weekend if I have some free time.

Really not sure what to do after that.  I have a trilogy of books to read through so that might end up stealing some of my gaming time for at least a little while.  If I do any gaming, I'll probably load up one of the 400 games I have in Steam/Epic/Gog/Bethesda that I've never touched and see where it goes.

As for games I love that others hate: I really don't have any on that list.  I'll play games that aren't as popular, but I don't find a lot of people that hate the games I like.
 
2021-06-10 3:07:43 PM  
As a side note on the Epic Giveaway, $7.50 for the Season Pass is well worth it if you are already getting Control for free.
 
2021-06-10 4:21:28 PM  
Some people hated Fallout Tactics.

I enjoyed the hell out of it and want a sequel.

Also, 6-year-old me figured out how to play E.T. on the Atari, how the f--k did everyone not get it?
Raiders of the Lost Ark for the 2600, on the other hand -- what the hell was that? That's the game that deserves scorn for being a wonky, weird icon, do things with no clues to why, when, what or where mess.
 
2021-06-10 5:20:07 PM  
Started a new vault in Fallout Shelter. I was lucky enough to get a Fat Man when I started, so I send my noobs out with that to scavenge and clean up

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2021-06-10 11:42:05 PM  
I really liked Fire Emblem: Conquest/Birthright. Or rather, I thought Conquest was great and rather challenging, Birthright was alright but way too easy, and the DC Revelations sucked donkey balls, story wise.

I thought the game mechanics were better than Awakening however.  You could could really tailor your favorite characters skills to your liking and visiting other other people's forts was pretty neat

Again, the end story was terrible, convoluted, and didn't make much sense, there were too many characters, and there was not one but two Mary Sue characters, but the battles and building your characters was fun if you ignored the bad bits

//Takumi should have been the main character, not Corrin.  He was the most complex character in that game.
//At least Fire Emblem: Three Houses was a vast improvement
//Although, the problem with that game was that it seemed like a lot of content was cut to fit on Switch and lacked a definitive ending.
 
2021-06-11 5:41:37 AM  
It got terrible reviews upon release but I loved it.

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2021-06-11 9:03:17 AM  
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2021-06-11 9:05:50 AM  
Been playing through GTA4 again and forgot how dark and drab the graphics are and how obnoxious the controls can be. I guess GTA5 spoiled me since the first time I played it.
 
2021-06-11 9:09:35 AM  

gopher321: Started a new vault in Fallout Shelter. I was lucky enough to get a Fat Man when I started, so I send my noobs out with that to scavenge and clean up

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i like FO shelter right until the rad scorpions of unstoppable dmg show up. i've tried hold off hitting the level when they show until all my dwelers have good weapons and i have a rad-away stash but a couple attacks later i just get tired of trying to hold back the tide.
 
2021-06-11 9:11:02 AM  
Been playing a bunch of stuff:

realMyst - Close to the end, just one world left of Myst. 
Warzone
Stellaris
Chivalry 2.

We need to talk about Chivalry 2. While the gameplay is fun, the matchmaking and party system is entirely broken. I'm on PC and can't play with friends on PC, I can't play with people on XBOX. Cross-play doesn't function at all, even though it was advertised. Until this gets patched, I got a refund. It's a MP only title and it's exceptionally difficult to play with friends. Oh, and whomever designed the UI needs to be fired from a trebuchet. 

Games I like that others don't. That's a very long list. I don't buy into tribalism over gaming. I don't hold grudges with game companies either. I've played a lot of EA titles over the last couple years and all of them have been enjoyable, from Madden 21 to Star Wars Squadron and Battlefield series. I like a lot of indie MP games like Ultimate Chicken Horse, Duck Game and Streets of Rogue, but finding people to play those is very rare. I like and enjoy the modern Fallout titles - yes, even 76 has *some* merits (especially now). I'm also frequently buying launch titles and 'early access' games when others don't. I'm willing to try anything.
 
2021-06-11 9:11:06 AM  

Lord Bear: I finished up Solasta: Crown of the Magister last night.  It was a surprisingly good Baldur's gate style RPG, using the D&D 5E ruleset.  It was made on a 250K budget, and that definitely shows at times (well, most of the time).  However they absolutely nailed the 5E rules and combat system.  It was a lot of fun and I would love to see what the developers could do with a larger budget.


I want to get back into playing that.  Started playing it a week ago but got sidetracked.. Game Pass keeps releasing extra games all the time.  Now trying out a game called Backbone (pixel art detective game with animal characters) and finally trying out Darkest Dungeon
 
2021-06-11 9:11:28 AM  
I really enjoyed Kentucky Route Zero. The fact it was very slow didn't bother be at all; the stories and characters were all interesting, and the minimalist art style and music were beautiful. It's the game equivalent of floating down a lazy river.
 
2021-06-11 9:12:41 AM  
I remember nobody but me liking "Brutal Legend." When I'd go to play on online match, I'd be waiting forever for a matchup. Why didn't more people like that? It was awesome.
 
2021-06-11 9:14:51 AM  
Still working my way through the Mass Effect Legendary edition, on ME3 now and running through Omega.

And I absolutely love the entire Mass Effect trilogy and never hated the ending, although I do like the extended ending even more.
 
2021-06-11 9:16:24 AM  
Been having fun with Slipways and Galactic Mining Corp. Have not wanted anything too heavy.

Game I liked others did not....
Civilization: Call to Power

Thought there were a lot of great concepts. I liked it more than Civ3.

/ public works FTW
// space cities
/// Mechs, Baby!
 
2021-06-11 9:16:29 AM  
Agents of Mayhem.  The city was just a soul-less pretty animatronic, and the side missions were repetitive and mostly dull but the gameplay itself was absolutely top notch for almost every character.

Also, dat Gat reveal.  I pre-ordered the second after I saw it and regret nothing despite the flaws of the game.

Agents of Mayhem - Gat Trailer
Youtube czqF77tX38s
 
2021-06-11 9:20:41 AM  

Michael J Faux: Been playing through GTA4 again and forgot how dark and drab the graphics are and how obnoxious the controls can be. I guess GTA5 spoiled me since the first time I played it.


If you think that GTA4 is drab, try The Lost and the Damned. It is damn near monochrome.

And then The Ballad of Gay Tony turned the saturation back up and reminded me that games can have colors other than grey and brown.
 
2021-06-11 9:20:59 AM  
Picked up Caveblazers for 99c last week, and it's a blast. Just a fun little roguelike platformer. It's fast-paced enough to be fun, hard enough to be interesting, but just that little bit this side of painfully hard. When I screw up it feels like my fault. I've done a hundred or so runs, and beat the first boss three times. But I get there faster and with more health left every time, so it's keping my interest piqued. Plus it's the kind of game where you can pick it up for five minutes and put it down when you have to go take out the trash or something.

Nova Drift had a recent balance tweaking update, and it's been lots of fun too. It's an arcade-style shooter with Asteroids-like gameplay. But what sets it apart is the upgrade system. You start with a basic boring ship, but the first three upgrades give you a unique ship, shield, and weapon, each with various qualities. Then you start buying upgrades (or re-rolling them for better options) with your level-up points. Each will tweak your loadout in some way, and the more you go down a given path, the stronger the changes are for both bonus and malus. You fight through waves of enemy ships, each with their own variant of some combination of the base loadout. You can get stupidly powerful if you're good, but if you're not careful your upgrades might kill you just as easily as the enemy. And it leads to really different playstyles for each kind of ship and weapon. Sometimes you can hide in the corner in stealth and send swarms of homing missiles. Sometimes you get a hullbreaker ship and build up crash damage. Sometimes you want to turn into a giant meteor that sets everything on the screen on fire including yourself. And sometimes you want to become a giant space snake that won't fit on the entire screen and just grinds enemies to paste in its coils. This is another quick casual game, as it's not that tough to pick up, although it's tough to abandon a good run.

When I have had a bit more time, I've been playing through the Halo: Master Chief collection. I last played Halo on the original Xbox, so this has been great fun. Reach is an amazing game, and Halo: CE brought back some wonderful memories. I'm in the Campaign for Halo 2 now, and it's really well done. The updated graphics are spot on, and it looks now like I imagined it looked back then.


And as always Minecraft. I run a modded server on an old i5 linux PC, just because it's fun to play with the server side of things, and because it basically cuts the processing in half on the actual gaming laptop. But I've over-complicated my current world to the point where my server will no longer load it, so I think it's time to archive it and start a new pack/world. I'm thinking of looking into the world of Fabric mods, although I've been partial to the Forge community for years. But heavily modded Forge packs are just getting too hard to run on outdated hardware without Optifine, and Optifine hates Forge.


And I finally got 1024 in 2048. And then immediately lost.
 
2021-06-11 9:22:48 AM  
Not quite the question subby was asking, but a game I don't particularly like ("hate" is too a strong a word) but others love is...

...The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Yes, I played it on release (I even got sent the mildly controversial - for its sexism/gender stereotyping - postcard 'cos I'd pre-ordered); yes, I've beaten it at least twice (not 100%, because I'm not going to waste my time 100% completing the Skulltula side-quest); it's just too unadventurous in its plot and prescriptive in its gameplay; but I'm still grateful it exists, because it formed the foundation of Majora's Mask
 
2021-06-11 9:25:22 AM  
I missed last week's discussion. In the intervening time I finished InFAMOUS Second Son and then Prey (2017). Prey was a much better successor to the System Shock games than BioShock ever was. BioShock was System Shock 2 watered down. Prey is System Shock 2 refined -- though a bit too easy after getting sufficiently upgraded. Maybe I should have played on the absolute hardest difficulty rather than just Hard.

Looking for a new game to play, I considered Resident Evil 3 (remake), Iconoclasts, Blasphemous and Trials of Mana, before settling on Star Wars: Jedi: Fallen Order. It is not quite as souls-like as I had been led to believe though I can definitely see the influences. This is probably for the best as a lot of elements of souls-like games would not fit in the Star Wars universe.

Games that I like that others do not: the Kings Field seres. The original Playstation trilogy and The Ancient City for PS2.
 
2021-06-11 9:26:30 AM  
Been playing Slipways
Simple little resource management game.  Colonize a planet that takes in resource(s) and produces resource(s) and link them together to produce more 'desirable' resources that increases happiness and wealth on your planets.  Workers create plants, plants create food, food creates workers and you link them them all up to trade routs to make them all happy.
It could use some more variety of both for planet production and leaders, but it's a simple little management game.
 
2021-06-11 9:33:08 AM  

Dimensio: I missed last week's discussion. In the intervening time I finished InFAMOUS Second Son and then Prey (2017). Prey was a much better successor to the System Shock games than BioShock ever was. BioShock was System Shock 2 watered down. Prey is System Shock 2 refined -- though a bit too easy after getting sufficiently upgraded. Maybe I should have played on the absolute hardest difficulty rather than just Hard.

Looking for a new game to play, I considered Resident Evil 3 (remake), Iconoclasts, Blasphemous and Trials of Mana, before settling on Star Wars: Jedi: Fallen Order. It is not quite as souls-like as I had been led to believe though I can definitely see the influences. This is probably for the best as a lot of elements of souls-like games would not fit in the Star Wars universe.

Games that I like that others do not: the Kings Field seres. The original Playstation trilogy and The Ancient City for PS2.


I absolutely adored King's Field when I first played it back in the day.  I loved the exploration aspect of it, and I haven't really found anything comparable since.
 
2021-06-11 9:33:29 AM  

Combustion: I remember nobody but me liking "Brutal Legend." When I'd go to play on online match, I'd be waiting forever for a matchup. Why didn't more people like that? It was awesome.


I remember liking it well enough on the 360, but then I got to a giant gate or door or something and for the life of me cannot figure out how to open it! I eventually gave up, but did not bother looking up online how to get through it!

It was relatively early on so I can't blame the game, there must've been a switch or something that I simply did not see but I got frustrated enough that I turned it off and I don't think I've turned it on since.
 
2021-06-11 9:38:09 AM  

MaxTigar: Been having fun with Slipways and Galactic Mining Corp. Have not wanted anything too heavy.

Game I liked others did not....
Civilization: Call to Power

Thought there were a lot of great concepts. I liked it more than Civ3.

/ public works FTW
// space cities
/// Mechs, Baby!


Call to Power was awesome. Iirc, you played your own Civ and werent tied to a historical one. I also loved the lore, wonder videos, and future tech (not just a giant end game robot, but more speculative units).

/lol ecoterrorist go brrrr
 
2021-06-11 9:38:53 AM  

buntz: Combustion: I remember nobody but me liking "Brutal Legend." When I'd go to play on online match, I'd be waiting forever for a matchup. Why didn't more people like that? It was awesome.

I remember liking it well enough on the 360, but then I got to a giant gate or door or something and for the life of me cannot figure out how to open it! I eventually gave up, but did not bother looking up online how to get through it!

It was relatively early on so I can't blame the game, there must've been a switch or something that I simply did not see but I got frustrated enough that I turned it off and I don't think I've turned it on since.


Brutal Legend was great until you got to the "strategy" part of the game. That was terrible and I never finished because of it
 
2021-06-11 9:39:39 AM  

cannibalparrot: Dimensio: I missed last week's discussion. In the intervening time I finished InFAMOUS Second Son and then Prey (2017). Prey was a much better successor to the System Shock games than BioShock ever was. BioShock was System Shock 2 watered down. Prey is System Shock 2 refined -- though a bit too easy after getting sufficiently upgraded. Maybe I should have played on the absolute hardest difficulty rather than just Hard.

Looking for a new game to play, I considered Resident Evil 3 (remake), Iconoclasts, Blasphemous and Trials of Mana, before settling on Star Wars: Jedi: Fallen Order. It is not quite as souls-like as I had been led to believe though I can definitely see the influences. This is probably for the best as a lot of elements of souls-like games would not fit in the Star Wars universe.

Games that I like that others do not: the Kings Field seres. The original Playstation trilogy and The Ancient City for PS2.

I absolutely adored King's Field when I first played it back in the day.  I loved the exploration aspect of it, and I haven't really found anything comparable since.


I avoided The Ancient City because of middling reviews at the time of its release. After the critical acclaim of Demons' Souls, which I got into specifically because it was supposed to be a spiritual successor to the King's Field series, I looked back at the reviews for the Playstation King's Field games and saw that they received similar poor reviews in their time.

I picked up a relatively cheap used copy of The Ancient City and played through it. I was not disappointed.
 
2021-06-11 9:45:05 AM  
I should ask...

I recently acquired a PS4 Pro. Not a 5, a 4. With firmware 6.72. Does anyone have any recommended hidden gems to try on it?
 
2021-06-11 9:46:08 AM  
Finished up Trails of Cold Steel 2 last weekend. I really feel like the final two dungeons were pointless and a waste of time. The game even tells you the final dungeon has nothing to do with the story. I enjoyed the game aside from that.

Since then I picked up Mass Effect LE. The nostalgia was off the charts. Shouldn't have picked a Vanguard, because powers are too weak and slow. Combat is better but still wonky. Driving the Mako sucks until you learn to read the map and see where the routes are to the various interesting spots. Shepherd walks too dang slow, and it's too easy to get assigned quests you can't complete. I'M HAVING A BLAST.
 
2021-06-11 9:56:03 AM  
Other games that I like...

The 7th Guest. Reviewers today complain that it has not aged well but something about it still hits me in the nostalgia.

DuckTales: Remastered: Not quite as hated as others, but still got some derision. I enjoyed it enough to get every achievement.

Deadly Towers: Not a good game and a lot of criticisms are valid, but I still enjoyed it and I played it all the way to the end.
 
2021-06-11 9:57:18 AM  
I finally got around to Disco Elysium - The Final Cut. I'm glad I waited since the voiceovers really sold some of the internal dialogue. It's one of the few games that had me legit laughing out loud to the dialogue. I finished it as much as I'm going to, never really solved the crime but had a great time attempting to.

Legends of Runeterra has been a staple the last few months, it scratch that CCG itch w/o being oppressively expensive and fun to play. I've accepted that I'll never be great but I have fun with the mechanics and the different game modes they keep introducing.

Trying to wrap up the single player in RDR2 but setting aside the time and finding motivation are difficult now that I'm coming to the end, and I don't want it to end.

When it comes to games that I liked that other's didn't it's hard to say. I take most of the negative reviews and hate-orade as a vocal minority when it comes to games I enjoy. Recently I'd say I loved Cyberpunk 2077 despite all it's flaws. I just chocked up most of the graphical nonsense to bad cyberware and kept a couple save files just in case. Waiting on a big patch to start another playthrough. Heroes of the Storm was another one that I guess never took off but I like that far more than the DOTA/LOL games in the genre.
 
2021-06-11 9:58:55 AM  
I just got an Oculus 2.  Other than porn, what is it good for?
 
2021-06-11 10:04:30 AM  
Geshin Impact looks like a game for pedos. Finished Backbone, mixed on that one.
 
2021-06-11 10:05:41 AM  
Kinda been a drab gaming week for me. I gave up on Biomutant pretty early. It was pretty, but clicking through all the narration was dull. The combat could have used a little work, but I didn't mind it too much.  I picked up FIFA 21 again for a bit, which probably is the answer to this thread: The game never changes, Career mode makes player negotiations as annoying as possible, ultimate team is a racket, and I'm horrid at the game if I try to go multiplayer.

I'm debating about starting a fresh run in Satisfactory, since I haven't played any of Update 4. Also, I need to get into all the v3.0 additions to Monster Hunter: Rise. Buuuuut I kind of maybe picked up Books 3 and 4 of Sanderson's Stormlight Archives series, and I am not the type to casually read from time to time. Maybe once I'm done with book 4, I can get back into proper gaming. Or, with any luck, we'll finally get the other half of our furniture delivered, so I can sell the sectional couch that is taking up my entire garage and get back to finishing my workshop.

I collect hobbies like Geralt collects side quests, it seems.
 
2021-06-11 10:08:07 AM  
I've been playing Metro: Exodus recently. I like the story and game physics, and the graphics are amazing. Anyone used to playing BICS (Burst In Commando-Style) shooters will get dead a LOT in this game, which I can appreciate. Taking actual cover and sneaking are recommended, and good shooting (i.e.- not spray and pray) is vital to avoid burning through your ammo supply.

It's fun (so far), but the gameplay is just a little too linear to be a favorite.
 
2021-06-11 10:09:16 AM  
I've been getting really into survival and sim games, as the relatively low amount of spoken story means I can have a podcast or show playing on my other monitor and not miss much or anything.

My Time at Portia, Minecraft and Subnautica Below Zero have been the biggest draws on my time lately.

Any other recommendations for some chill games in the genre? Not looking for super difficult, just enough where I have to pay attention without stressing.
 
2021-06-11 10:18:46 AM  

Wenchmaster: I've been playing Metro: Exodus recently. I like the story and game physics, and the graphics are amazing. Anyone used to playing BICS (Burst In Commando-Style) shooters will get dead a LOT in this game, which I can appreciate. Taking actual cover and sneaking are recommended, and good shooting (i.e.- not spray and pray) is vital to avoid burning through your ammo supply.

It's fun (so far), but the gameplay is just a little too linear to be a favorite.


I really like those games.   Super linear though.

I also found the book they are based on at a bookstore in London a bit back, so I'm reading that.   If you just imagine everyone speaking in super thick Russian accents, it is a better read.
 
2021-06-11 10:19:33 AM  
 
2021-06-11 10:30:42 AM  

metaskie: I've been getting really into survival and sim games, as the relatively low amount of spoken story means I can have a podcast or show playing on my other monitor and not miss much or anything.

My Time at Portia, Minecraft and Subnautica Below Zero have been the biggest draws on my time lately.

Any other recommendations for some chill games in the genre? Not looking for super difficult, just enough where I have to pay attention without stressing.


Check out The Long Dark.   https://www.thelongdark.com/
 
2021-06-11 10:31:14 AM  

metaskie: I've been getting really into survival and sim games, as the relatively low amount of spoken story means I can have a podcast or show playing on my other monitor and not miss much or anything.

My Time at Portia, Minecraft and Subnautica Below Zero have been the biggest draws on my time lately.

Any other recommendations for some chill games in the genre? Not looking for super difficult, just enough where I have to pay attention without stressing.


Satisfactory might be worth a look. It's more of a builder than a survival game, but it's very well done. It's a lot less heavy/stressful than something like Factorio or Oxygen Not Included. Valheim might be another good option, if you want to feel PS2 graphics with Unreal 4 lighting.
 
2021-06-11 10:32:09 AM  

metaskie: I've been getting really into survival and sim games, as the relatively low amount of spoken story means I can have a podcast or show playing on my other monitor and not miss much or anything.

My Time at Portia, Minecraft and Subnautica Below Zero have been the biggest draws on my time lately.

Any other recommendations for some chill games in the genre? Not looking for super difficult, just enough where I have to pay attention without stressing.


are you playing SNBZ on xbox?  wondering how buggy it is. there were a couple times a clipping bug in SN cost me a sub.
 
2021-06-11 10:34:01 AM  

metaskie: I've been getting really into survival and sim games, as the relatively low amount of spoken story means I can have a podcast or show playing on my other monitor and not miss much or anything.

My Time at Portia, Minecraft and Subnautica Below Zero have been the biggest draws on my time lately.

Any other recommendations for some chill games in the genre? Not looking for super difficult, just enough where I have to pay attention without stressing.


Banished on Steam or wherever you can find it was a good indie game in the same vein as what you mentioned. I got back into it at little this month just as some low stress city building with just enough frustration to make it satisfying when you overcome it. Also Stardew Valleyis a gem but chances are, if you've got My Time at Portia, you've got/tried Stardew.
 
2021-06-11 10:37:51 AM  
I hate Octopath Traveler. I have no idea how it won RPG of the year up against things like Dragon Quest 11.

Currently just doing Star Wars Armada via Tabletop Simulator. That's really all Ive had time for lol.
 
2021-06-11 10:41:32 AM  

metaskie: I've been getting really into survival and sim games, as the relatively low amount of spoken story means I can have a podcast or show playing on my other monitor and not miss much or anything.

My Time at Portia, Minecraft and Subnautica Below Zero have been the biggest draws on my time lately.

Any other recommendations for some chill games in the genre? Not looking for super difficult, just enough where I have to pay attention without stressing.


Graveyard Keeper is like Stardew and Portia, a work/life sim.    Terarria is essentially 2D Minecraft with boss fights.  I liked GK and I love Terarria.
 
2021-06-11 10:43:49 AM  
Fired up Final Fantasy 8 Remastered. Took me a while to get used to the Junctioning system (probably because I liked Materia from FF6/7, and Jobs from FF5/Tactics was a hoot), but once I figure out who's better with what (maybe not let Zell use magic; he's probably going to be the item mule) I think I can get rolling along.

I would be rolling along if I didn't stop and sink in more time with Magic the Gathering Arena, though. I've had fewer gaming satisfactions than taking a 60-card standard deck (a lot of it is about to rotate out though, aww) and using it to mill 200+ card decks. This week, I managed to pull off the biggest mill combo in my life - 4x Teferi's Tutelage, 1x Teferi's Ageless Insight, and then Overflowing Insight. The latter has me drawing 7 cards, which triggers Ageless Insight so I end up drawing 14, which triggers each copy of Tutelage 14 times, and each Tutelage has an opponent mill two for every card that I draw. So, 14 draws * 2 mills per Tutelage trigger * 4 copies of Tutelage = MILL FOR 112. What made this even better is that because MTGA animates every trigger with sound, the poor sucker on the other side would have had to sit through all 56 triggers of Tutelage.

I say 'would have had to', because my opponent scooped after like the 30th trigger. I fell off my chair, I was laughing so hard.
 
2021-06-11 10:47:42 AM  

MireLurkerKing: Banished on Steam or wherever you can find it was a good indie game in the same vein as what you mentioned. I got back into it at little this month just as some low stress city building with just enough frustration to make it satisfying when you overcome it.


If you like it, you need to go get this: https://steamcommunity.com/shar​edfiles​/filedetails/?id=849019386 This adds a huge number of buildings and starting conditions, and it was made by the developer themselves. 

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One of my most played of the city builders I have. The key to early survival is food, screw everything else. Force your people to gather from the woods in the winter the first early years and make as many farms as you can. I tend to build in a 16x16 grid. Do NOT build too fast, this is the killer for most people getting into it. A new house basically mean you are going to produce 2-3 children. 

In the same vein, I can't wait for this. I really can't wait. But just like Banished, it is a single dev doing all the work. Think Banished + Total War.

Manor Lords - Gameplay Overview | Medieval RTS/Citybuilder
Youtube fbH_m9KWnP0
 
2021-06-11 10:59:03 AM  

phimuskapsi: screw everything else


One exception, you need firewood after year 2 (your original stash will be long gone), so get that up after food/houses.
 
2021-06-11 11:03:30 AM  
I *very* recently started playing Genshin Impact, too early to tell if its going to hold my interest but I've also been told not to get too deep too fast because it's still kind of early in the game contentwise.

Son suggested i play AFK Arena, which tbqh doesn't feel like a game exactly? I don't hate autobattlers, but theres got to be SOMETHING to hold me there if I'm going to stay.

In the vein of autobattlers, still playing "action RPG turned autobattler if you play long enough" Dragalia Lost because, well, I really do enjoy the story. It's coming up on its 1000 days celebration and that realization has caused me to sit and wonder what I'm doing with my time.I consider myself in sort of a holding pattern gamewise until the next Mario Golf game comes out in July. I really hope it manages to recapture the fun of the hundreds of hours I spent playing that as a kid.
 
2021-06-11 11:11:38 AM  

JammerJim: Finished up Trails of Cold Steel 2 last weekend. I really feel like the final two dungeons were pointless and a waste of time. The game even tells you the final dungeon has nothing to do with the story. I enjoyed the game aside from that.


Just out of curiosity did you play Zero and/or Ao no Kiseki before Cold Steel?

If not, what did you think when you reached that dungeon?  For people who had played the earlier games it seemed weird... if you'd never seen those characters before what did you think?
 
2021-06-11 11:16:42 AM  

Lord Bear: Old school RPGs like Ultima 1-5 and Wasteland - The UI and controls are a turn off for anyone under 40.


I thought the UI/controls for Ultima 4-5 were pretty easy, but it could just be what I was used to from playing 5 like crazy as a kid. It's Ultima 6 that was complete and utter shiat on that score. I thought so when I tried it as a kid right after finishing 5 for the second time, and I still thought so when I went back and tried it again just a couple years ago. It's hard to tell what some of the damn icons even are, and the combat is trash. I still can't make much sense of it. Combat in 4-5 was pretty intuitive. Ultima 6 combat is just... wtf is this shiat? Suffice it to say, I never got very far in that game.
 
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