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2017-10-20 12:12:53 AM  
Still stuck with Starbase Orion on lunch breaks. No time for anything else with work.
 
2017-10-20 12:24:04 AM  

Sid_6.7: Still stuck with Starbase Orion on lunch breaks. No time for anything else with work.


Just uninstalled Boom Beach a few days back for the same reason. Can't even afford the momentary distraction that game affords me. No more games for now
 
2017-10-20 12:38:28 AM  
Civ 3 > Civ 5 > Civ 2 > Civ 1 > Civ 4 > Civ 6

Seriously, Civ4 sucked ass and Civ6 is a step back from Civ5
 
2017-10-20 12:49:22 AM  
All my favorite genres are having pretty good revivals nowadays.  Turn based tactical, etc.  The world needs more giant monster games, though.
 
2017-10-20 12:50:29 AM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Turn based tactical, etc


Shining Force was awesome
 
2017-10-20 01:17:11 AM  
Skies of Arcadia, at the final dungeon and probably going to finish tomorrow night.

Played a bit of Final Fantasy XIV, slowly working my way through the post-Heavensward/Pre-Stormblood content.

Played Arizona Sunshine with a friend. Using teleport movement helped me avoid motion sickness this time.

Going to bed soon, but I've loaded up RetroArch on my Wii U for something quick and fun for a bit.


Favorite genres that have mostly died out:

Point-and-click adventure games (though they are enjoying a bit of a resurgence through independent developers)
Games sold as a complete, single package where the only extra purchasable content was a substantially set of new missions as part of a new sizeable side story and possibly even with new areas to go along with them. And where all bonus items in the game were obtainable without excessive grinding or paying real money for them.
 
2017-10-20 01:26:30 AM  
To get into the Halloween spirit, I started playing Until Dawn, on the recommendation of my step son.  I need to keep playing, TBH.
 
2017-10-20 01:29:15 AM  
Got Shadow of Mordor a few weeks ago on sale and never played it until this week. It's a realy great game. I guess it's because i like assassin's creed, and the Batman Arkham City type games. Looking forward to completing it so I can move onto Shadow of War.
 
2017-10-20 01:48:29 AM  

cman: LowbrowDeluxe: Turn based tactical, etc

Shining Force was awesome


More recommendations please! That's one of my favorite types of games. My old man reflexes make RTSs untenable.
 
2017-10-20 01:53:46 AM  

fusillade762: cman: LowbrowDeluxe: Turn based tactical, etc

Shining Force was awesome

More recommendations please! That's one of my favorite types of games. My old man reflexes make RTSs untenable.


Sorry, dude. There really hasnt been a game like it for a LOOOONG time
 
2017-10-20 01:55:30 AM  
Playing South Park:TFBW right now.  God that game is funny.  Besides that, gonna try and get back into Trails in the sky SC.  It's high time I get to working on that again.
 
2017-10-20 02:46:42 AM  
I've been trying to install Of Orcs And Men for the past few weeks but it doesn't seem to install on my computer and the tech support from Focus is nonexistent.

(Civ III is my favourite of the Civ franchise)
 
2017-10-20 03:10:38 AM  
I've been avoiding The Witcher 3 like it's the plague.

The complete set was $20 on Steam, so I finally broke down and bought it.

My life is farked once I start it, right?
 
2017-10-20 03:26:07 AM  

fusillade762: cman: LowbrowDeluxe: Turn based tactical, etc

Shining Force was awesome

More recommendations please! That's one of my favorite types of games. My old man reflexes make RTSs untenable.


A little simple and a bit rough:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/376​4​10/Acaratus/

Steam powered greek mecha.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/237​8​90/Agarest_Generations_of_War/

Bit of an acquired taste as it's a pretty typical Japanese strategy grinder.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/351​4​80/Age_of_Fear_The_Undead_King/

Haven't actually tried it yet, but reviews are decent for being as low budget as it seems.  Campaign map plus miniatures style combat.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/500​8​10/Arcanum_Of_Steamworks_and_Magick_Ob​scura/

Okay, it's actually an RPG, but EVERYONE should have Arcanum.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/281​6​40/The_Banner_Saga_2/

Rave reviews for the story.   I want to get the first one and play it first, picked up 2 from a bundle.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/396​4​80/Battlevoid_Harbinger/

Battles are real time, iirc.  Several strategy layers, though.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/249​6​50/Blackguards/

Ehh...I liked it, but never got all the way through.  There was a lot of good ideas, but the world and characters were kind of bland.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/251​1​30/Chroma_Squad/

tactical rpg where you play an indie studio trying to make a new sentai/power rangers style TV show.  It's both better and more amusing than it should be.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/262​0​60/Darkest_Dungeon/

Absolutely excellent in every way.  Hard to explain, but basically 'managing adventuring parties if adventuring was as psychologically and physically destructive as it would really be.'

http://store.steampowered.com/app/327​9​30/Darklands/

More RPG really, but one of the all time greats.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/239​8​40/Dead_State_Reanimated/

OMG, I LOVED this one.  zombie apocalypse, gather survivors, kill zombies, etc.  Absolutely excellent strategic rpg, imo.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/405​9​00/Disgaea_PC/

Disgaea 1 and 2 are available on Steam, and are the absolute grand-daddy-master of SRPG grindcore.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/228​2​60/Fallen_Enchantress_Legendary_Heroes​/

Pretty good if you can stand Stardock games.  Best I can say is they...tend to have teething problems, and can be a bit rough around the edges.  I enjoyed it.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/435​5​30/The_Final_Station/

Not exactly a TBT or SRPG, but excellent.  Hard to describe, but basically you're the conductor of a train full of survivors of...something, moving along the tracks and outracing the Stephen King-esque fog of...something.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/888​0​/Freedom_Force/

Hey, you got comic books in my turn based tactics...no you got turn based tactics in my comic books...saaaaay...   May take a lot of work to get it to run nowadays.  Worth the dated graphics and interface, though.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/237​3​50/Frozen_Cortex/

Simultaneous turn-based tactical...future sport game.  Actually pretty cool.  Not just a pun on the name.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/200​9​60/Geneforge_1/

Another that's more of a straight RPG, but an excellent one from a great indie studio.  There are 5 entries in the series.  You play a Shaper, (or Guardian (warrior/guard for Shapers) or Agent (rogue/spy for..yeah)) a type of mage devoted to manipulating lifeforms and making them better or creating new ones.  Something went wrong on an island and you're alone and have to find out what's going on.  I LOVE biothaumaturgy of any sort, so I may be biased.  Spiderweb Software also has a good series (that they've redone like 3 times...called Avadon in the latest iteration of it.  Basically magic empire throws prisoners through a portal into underground realm, tada you're one of them.  Pretty great story and a great rpg.  Nethergate is actually even better, but never got a sequel.  Ancient celtic rpg with faeries and the Romans farking shiat up.  Not a time period you usually see with any sort of even vague authenticity.

Trying to skip past most of the outright RPGs, digital board games, and 4X games, sorry if I sidetrack myself a bit.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/307​6​70/Hard_West/

Old West with magic tactical turn based RPG.  There is literally no word in that sentence that doesn't make me hard.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/321​8​00/Icewind_Dale_Enhanced_Edition/

Pure AD&D tactical goodness with little to no story to get in the way.  For more story I recommend the Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/327​6​70/Ironcast/

Crystal match combat instead of hex-grid, but it's Victorian steam mecha.  So...yeah.  Full chub.  I'm a very simple man, and my needs are steam, and giant robots.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/246​1​10/MASSIVE_CHALICE/

Had it's issues at launch, but overall excellent.  Basically big evil prophecy is coming, and you have a few hundred years to raise up generations of heroes/noble houses to be ready.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/218​0​20/Nethergate_Resurrection/

Huh, guess Spiderweb did a revamp of Nethergate, too.  And I bought it, too.  <.<  I...hoard games on Steam.

http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/​4​928/Curious_Expedition_VS_Renowned_Exp​lorers/

Both of these are excellent games.  One has tactical style combat, the other iirc is more old-style rpg attack menu.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/269​0​10/Science_Girls/

Japanese high school girls deal with an alien invasion or some such?  I forget.  It's low-thought grid strategy and mediocre story.  Passable but nothing to be excited about.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/234​6​50/Shadowrun_Returns/

All 3 of these.  First one is good, second and third are pretty much straight up superior.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/464​6​20/Siralim_2/

Emo pokemon.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/367​6​00/Skyshines_BEDLAM/

Strategic.  Turn Based.  Post Apocalypse.  Yes, you're right, if this persists more than 4 hours I should consult a physician.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/304​6​50/SUNLESS_SEA/

Victorian London falls into an underground cthulu sea and salty sea captains ply the water and try to avoid going insane.  They do not succeed.  Story dense, mechanically obtuse, and not really 'tactical' but a fair amount of strategy in between learning 'okay, never read strange books, check.  Well, time to roll a new captain.'

http://store.steampowered.com/app/233​7​00/Sword_of_the_Stars_The_Pit/

I've been mostly avoiding rogue-likes as well, but this one deserves honorable mention.  Mostly for being sci-fi.  Most real rogue-likes are fairly tactical after all.  But this one has guns and the company that made it is awesome.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/259​6​80/Tales_of_MajEyal/

Speaking of rogue-likes, this one isn't random generated, but it is amazing.  Hard to explain why, just know I put 500 hours into it with no regrets.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/370​0​20/Templar_Battleforce/

Yay, an actual tactical.  Speees Marines.  S'okay.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/237​9​50/UFO_Afterlight/

If you've already played all the X-com games to death, there's always the knockoffs.  If you haven't, go do that instead.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/294​8​60/Valkyria_Chronicles/

Another truly great JSRPG with a great story.  Not the tactical grindfest that Disgaea is, though.  A World War 1.5...ish style era war in a fantasy world with fantasy countries.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/205​9​90/Warlock_2_The_Exiled/

More of a 4x, but a very worthy successor to Master of Magic, imo.  The first one was just as good.  Frankly I don't feel the 2nd one was a huge change over the first, still either one, or both just to experience the different races and spells, are fun.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/240​7​60/Wasteland_2_Directors_Cut/

Doesn't get much more turn based or tactical than good old Wastelands updated for the 2010s.  I probably don't even need to say it.  But....nail poundingly.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/223​8​30/Xenonauts/

The other other other X-Com knockoff.  Actually a pretty decent one.
 
2017-10-20 03:35:01 AM  
A somewhat deceptively simplistic looking tactical I'm looking forward to, whenever it comes out, from the makers of FTL:

https://subsetgames.com/itb.html

Also, of course, Battletech is scheduled for either end of this year or beginning of 2018.  They've gone into full crunch mode and stopped doing live developer Q&A's as of this month.  And they looked pretty worn down already.
 
2017-10-20 03:44:24 AM  

LowbrowDeluxe: fusillade762: cman: LowbrowDeluxe: Turn based tactical, etc

Shining Force was awesome

More recommendations please! That's one of my favorite types of games. My old man reflexes make RTSs untenable.

A little simple and a bit rough:


Wow, thanks! You're a ROCKSTAR!
 
2017-10-20 03:46:20 AM  

LowbrowDeluxe: A somewhat deceptively simplistic looking tactical I'm looking forward to, whenever it comes out, from the makers of FTL:

https://subsetgames.com/itb.html


That one I have heard of. Though I thought it was mobile-only, for some reason.
 
2017-10-20 03:48:02 AM  
I would give up my right testicle for Shining Force 4
 
2017-10-20 04:27:20 AM  
And on a quick skim through my wishlist, most of which I don't remember what are or why I want them:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/722​7​30/Cogmind/

A brand new graphical ASCII roguelike, where you play as a robot in some kind of wasteland building yourself out of spare parts and fighting, or stealthing, or etc.  Early Access, but looks good if you can stand ASCII (fake ASCII is still ASCII) graphics.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/552​6​20/ATOM_RPG_Postapocalyptic_indie_game​/

Releases in 5 weeks.  It's original Fallout (no number) ...but set in Russia, made by Russians.  I recommend checking youtube for a demo playthrough to watch to see if you'd be interested.  It has an interesting feel, so much feels like 'yup, that's Fallout', and yet there's a sort of uniquely Russian sensibility to the flow of dialog.  Hard to explain.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/545​6​00/Vigilantes/

Also early access, and looking a bit rough imo.  80's gangsters wrecking havoc, turn based tactical vigilante (baseball bats and saturday night specials type, not capes and batarangs) game.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/540​6​90/Hellenica/

Calls itself a puzzle RPG. 50% off this week.  Ancient Greek setting, combat apparently revolves around knocking opponents into hazards or off cliffs a lot.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/290​3​40/Armello/

Redwall furries as a digital boardgame tactical rpg.  Looks good, great reviews.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/365​3​60/Battle_Brothers/

low fantasy turn based tactical where you lead a mercenary company after it gets betrayed or some such and have to try to rebuild it.

Skipped anything that didn't really truly stand out.  Since obviously I haven't played anything on my wishlist I figure it's only worth talking about the real standouts.  Maybe someone else has tried one and will convince me to buy it.
 
2017-10-20 04:45:22 AM  
Oh, and Mutant Football League just pushed out their update to make the game playable with a mouse/keyboard.

And the game is just as fun now as it was back in the old Genesis days.
 
2017-10-20 05:54:37 AM  

HedlessChickn: I've been avoiding The Witcher 3 like it's the plague.

The complete set was $20 on Steam, so I finally broke down and bought it.

My life is farked once I start it, right?


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2017-10-20 06:41:06 AM  
Beat Cuphead a couple of days ago, but didn't really want to stop playing, but I'm not talented enough to do much of anything on Expert (I tried... with disastrous results). So I got the Pacifist achievement and now I'll probably try to get better scores on a few random bosses.

I'm sure no one here really cares, but honestly, I'm just happy I beat the game and wanted to brag...
 
2017-10-20 06:45:00 AM  

HedlessChickn: I've been avoiding The Witcher 3 like it's the plague.

The complete set was $20 on Steam, so I finally broke down and bought it.

My life is farked once I start it, right?


it is an absolutely gorgeous game.  It is the very best game I can't stand playing (for some odd reason).  I haven't even gotten halfway through it.  It's just...so....I don't know.  I haven't had a new game in ages so I picked it up again and...I REALLY want to finish it.  I want to see what happens...but....UGH!

My birthday is at the end of the month and my husband is going to get me the new SouthPark game...maybe...I haven't decided yet if I want it that badly.
 
2017-10-20 06:45:23 AM  

Lizara: Beat Cuphead a couple of days ago, but didn't really want to stop playing, but I'm not talented enough to do much of anything on Expert (I tried... with disastrous results). So I got the Pacifist achievement and now I'll probably try to get better scores on a few random bosses.

I'm sure no one here really cares, but honestly, I'm just happy I beat the game and wanted to brag...


I, for one, applaud you. That game is hard as balls.

I'm not normally one for bullet-hell type games, but I bought it anyway.

I'm not very good at it at all, but I refuse to play the easy mode.

So, kudos.
 
2017-10-20 07:44:50 AM  
Borderlands 2. So help me, God, I'm still grinding away at Borderlands 2 AND getting new people into it.

3 is either going to be an absolute lootjaculation or it will suck donkey balls.
 
2017-10-20 07:45:34 AM  
As some of you may recall, I'm participating in the "complete 12 games in 12 months" challenge. And I've been stalled in my August game, XCOM: Enemy Unknownfor several weeks. Partly because I don't want to stop playing, and partly because I suck.

Anyway, this week after receiving a glowing review from the omniscient council of vagueness:
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I channeled this positivity into finally activating the Gollop Chamber, and so there's no going back now:
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This is Colonel Fernando "Hulk" Ramirez, the pride of Brazil and, as it turns out, the man who just volunteered to save the world:
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Thank You, Hulk. The world will long remember your sacrifice.
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So, yeah. I finally finished my August game. That means I have 8 of my 12 done.

My October game is downloading via Steam at home while you read this. It's the remastered Day Of The Tentacle.Which handily links in to subby's question about game genres that I miss. The old LucasArts/Sierra Point & Click adventure games. Those were my favorite genre forever. They don't seem to get made anymore, though I'm told that the Telltale Games episodes are a kind of spiritual successor. Haven't tried those yet.

Hopefully, next week I will have taken decent size chunks our of my September game, Brütal Legend,and got somewhere in the October one.

I'll also be streaming at least one more "Bad Dad Minecraft" fail on the YouTubes. And possibly my first ever attempt at a CK2 campaign starting in newbie Ireland.
 
2017-10-20 07:55:02 AM  
I've been playing Stellaris lately. Still suck at it, horribly. Literally do not even have battleships by the time the 200 year mark hits and the endgame crisis starts suck.

Genres I miss? Side scrollers.
 
2017-10-20 08:31:22 AM  
Playing the new south park rpg. Very good game, enjoyed it a lot, but I think the first one was funnier. The new one has more complex and tactical combat though, particularly now that you have an active party of four.
 
2017-10-20 08:34:54 AM  
Subbt i love you. Civ III is my favorite and all I have right now is Civ V.

/thx for the heads up!
 
2017-10-20 08:58:08 AM  

LucklessWonder: My October game is downloading via Steam at home while you read this. It's the remastered Day Of The Tentacle.Which handily links in to subby's question about game genres that I miss. The old LucasArts/Sierra Point & Click adventure games. Those were my favorite genre forever. They don't seem to get made anymore, though I'm told that the Telltale Games episodes are a kind of spiritual successor. Haven't tried those yet.


No major game studio makes them but some independent studios, such as Wadget Eye Games, still creates and publishes them. Often they are a bit more streamlined than the games of old, which is to say that your inventory will have far fewer items in it at any given time. Wadget Eye's offerings (both their own creations and the works of others that they publish) usually have a retro-style to their graphical design.

Examples of their work (or works that they have published) are the Blackwell series (a supernatural detective-like story set in New York), Gemini Rue (Cyberpunk dystopian setting), Technobabylon (Less dystopian cyberpunk), Kathy Rain (detective), Resonance (twenty minutes into the future sci-fi story) and Shardlight (post-apocalyptic setting).

You might also look into Thimbleweed Park, designed by Ron Gilbert, as it takes on the graphical style of Maniac Mansion and Zak McKracken. Other examples include the Deponia series and The Night of the Rabbit (which, of all of the "modern" point-and-click adventure games, has gameplay most reminiscent of 1990s-era adventure games even if the graphical style is decidedly more up-to-date). If you want to go back a bit further in time to the 2000s, I would recommend looking for The Longest Journey. Note that the sequels, while not bad games, are not traditional point-and-click adventures while TLJ is.
 
2017-10-20 09:09:24 AM  
I'm back in Skyrim. I tried to do a straight mage, but seem to be gravitating back toward the jack of all trades character I usually play.
 
2017-10-20 09:12:14 AM  
Battle Chasers: Nightwar is my current fave turn-based RPG battle thingie.

It's kinda cool, actually.
 
2017-10-20 09:13:39 AM  
I would love a new game in the style of X-wing or TIE Fighter. I am hopeful that Squardron 42 will be that, should it ever actually exist (did not back the kickstarter so I have no idea where it is in development).

Ace Combat kinda scratches that same itch, but the last one was terrible so I don't have high hopes for the one coming out next year.

For myself, currently gearing up to fight Ganon in Breath of the Wild, and have fallen out of Platinum back into Gold in Overwatch...
 
2017-10-20 09:14:15 AM  
I miss arcade space flight sims like the Freespace series - ones with a defined story but without any of the courier/trading stuff you find in many modern games. For me it's all about Freespace Open - and before anyone suggest Star Citizen, I'd rather wait until that's an actual complete and fully functional game that's been officially released before giving them any money. I'm still not 100% convinced that it's not a bridge they're trying to sell us.
 
2017-10-20 09:14:26 AM  
Civ III doesn't just have much more beautiful art than the latest. It also makes sure not to accidentally include a tasteless "Triangle Trade" social choice that gives you major upsides, and no downsides, for exchanging black people for sugar and tobacco.
 
2017-10-20 09:16:47 AM  
I think RTS' like starcraft and warcraft have fallen to the wayside. I spent so many hours in Warcraft 3 as a youngin'. I think it's all MOBAs these days.

In tabletop news:

Princes of the Apocalypse: My players have defeated Aerisi, the evil Priestess of Air and are hoping to kill the evil Priest of Water. They also got information from the shadow dragon, the dark lady, that a young red dragon is trying to take over the fire cult since their Priestess was killed. She doesn't want another upstart dragon in her territory and asked them to kill him. My players also decided they want to kill the dark lady and take all her stuff...

Tomb of Annihilation: Our characters have arrived in Port Nyanzaru and dealt with a band of ruffians for one of the merchant princes. As a reward we got treated to a dinosaur race! We get our expedition financed to search for the soulmonger and defeat the death curse.

This weekend I will be administrating the Mississauga Comic Expos Epic game this year! If you are in the area come on out!
 
2017-10-20 09:20:06 AM  
I got bored w/ E:D right before the Thargoids got back.

The game engine is great, the graphics look like a movie. But the execs in charge are determined to make Star Wars out of it, so they've squeezed things down to these ludicrous limits. Spaceships that SLOW DOWN after after they reach 350 m/s, Lasers with a 2 km range. Its just stupid.

Back to KSP for me!
 
2017-10-20 09:21:52 AM  
Just beat Metroid Returns last night.  I stand by my initial thoughts in that it's a great game and if you like Metroidvania games it's worth buying if you have a 3ds.

Also beat Golf Story.  Loved the game and while I was slightly disappointed that the exploration ideas as far as being able to tee up anywhere were less explored at the end of the game it also made sense.  You're close to your goal so it doesn't make sense farking around as much.  I'd like to see some extra courses added to it, but I got my $15 worth.

On the retro front, picked up Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn for the Wii, Metal Gear Solid for the Gameboy Color, and an Atari Lynx.  The Lynx is in good shape, but that doesn't mean it's anything less than a bulky turd that plays shiat ports of classic Atari games and reaffrims why the dinky underpowered green and black puke screened Gameboy ruled the portable market:  Its shovelware was somehow marginally better than Atari's best efforts, let alone the actual good games.

As far as dead genres I miss, I kind of miss unlicensed sports games.  They do exist, but companies like Tecmo put out good football and wrestling games, Jaleco's Bases Loaded baseball games were fairly good, and arcade games like Relief Pitcher or John Elway's Quarterback were worth playing.  Now most everything is tied to one stale franchise.  While sports games were represented by a lot of awful games, the gems and stranglehold of some companies make me miss them.
 
2017-10-20 09:21:55 AM  
I have the nieces and nephews coming over this weekend so tabletop wise it's going to be an Iello fest at my house.
 
2017-10-20 09:22:27 AM  
I really never understood the hate for day one patches. There's time between the game being finalized for production and it being sold, I'd rather the developers continue working on the game during that period.
 
2017-10-20 09:23:22 AM  

Dimensio: Skies of Arcadia, at the final dungeon and probably going to finish tomorrow night.

Played a bit of Final Fantasy XIV, slowly working my way through the post-Heavensward/Pre-Stormblood content.

Played Arizona Sunshine with a friend. Using teleport movement helped me avoid motion sickness this time.

Going to bed soon, but I've loaded up RetroArch on my Wii U for something quick and fun for a bit.


Favorite genres that have mostly died out:

Point-and-click adventure games (though they are enjoying a bit of a resurgence through independent developers)
Games sold as a complete, single package where the only extra purchasable content was a substantially set of new missions as part of a new sizeable side story and possibly even with new areas to go along with them. And where all bonus items in the game were obtainable without excessive grinding or paying real money for them.


Gah!  Where is my Skies of Arcadia sequel?     How is it that we don't have tons of games on Sky Piracy and Airship battles?

I've been playing Fallout 4 again (I'm bad at finishing Bethesda games) and its.....its there?  I've played Fallouts 1,2,3, New Vegas, and 4.....and I don't know I feel like 4 lacks personality compared to other installments?  The leveling system looks like its friendlier but feels like it's more of a chore than a reward?   I dunno.
 
2017-10-20 09:23:53 AM  

Dimensio: LucklessWonder: My October game is downloading via Steam at home while you read this. It's the remastered Day Of The Tentacle.Which handily links in to subby's question about game genres that I miss. The old LucasArts/Sierra Point & Click adventure games. Those were my favorite genre forever. They don't seem to get made anymore, though I'm told that the Telltale Games episodes are a kind of spiritual successor. Haven't tried those yet.

No major game studio makes them but some independent studios, such as Wadget Eye Games, still creates and publishes them. Often they are a bit more streamlined than the games of old, which is to say that your inventory will have far fewer items in it at any given time. Wadget Eye's offerings (both their own creations and the works of others that they publish) usually have a retro-style to their graphical design.


Thanks for the tips. I can feel my various wishlists swelling with antici....
 
2017-10-20 09:24:54 AM  

cman: Civ 3 > Civ 5 > Civ 2 > Civ 1 > Civ 4 > Civ 6

Seriously, Civ4 sucked ass and Civ6 is a step back from Civ5


I think 5, in its current form with all the DLCs and patches and fixes, is far and away the best total Civ game.

6 has a lot of neat features and individual bits, but overall as a game it kinda sucks. I uninstalled it a while ago and went back to 5.

(I didn't really care for the Civ4 Stack Of DOOOOOM)

What I miss, surprisingly, is good MMO play. I spent literally thousands of hours in EQ1, AO, WoW, etc etc etc from the late 90s to the end of the oughts.

MMOs just suck now, with all the microtransactions and shiatty, repetitive gameplay and crappy mechanics. They're too easy, and you might as well answer 80% of encounters with other players beginning with "Ni Hoa?"
 
2017-10-20 09:26:49 AM  

SamFlagg: Dimensio: Skies of Arcadia, at the final dungeon and probably going to finish tomorrow night.

Played a bit of Final Fantasy XIV, slowly working my way through the post-Heavensward/Pre-Stormblood content.

Played Arizona Sunshine with a friend. Using teleport movement helped me avoid motion sickness this time.

Going to bed soon, but I've loaded up RetroArch on my Wii U for something quick and fun for a bit.


Favorite genres that have mostly died out:

Point-and-click adventure games (though they are enjoying a bit of a resurgence through independent developers)
Games sold as a complete, single package where the only extra purchasable content was a substantially set of new missions as part of a new sizeable side story and possibly even with new areas to go along with them. And where all bonus items in the game were obtainable without excessive grinding or paying real money for them.

Gah!  Where is my Skies of Arcadia sequel?     How is it that we don't have tons of games on Sky Piracy and Airship battles?

I've been playing Fallout 4 again (I'm bad at finishing Bethesda games) and its.....its there?  I've played Fallouts 1,2,3, New Vegas, and 4.....and I don't know I feel like 4 lacks personality compared to other installments?  The leveling system looks like its friendlier but feels like it's more of a chore than a reward?   I dunno.


The real reward is in building your settlements.
 
2017-10-20 09:28:07 AM  

HedlessChickn: I've been avoiding The Witcher 3 like it's the plague.

The complete set was $20 on Steam, so I finally broke down and bought it.

My life is farked once I start it, right?


I bought it and returned it in under an hour.

The control systems (to me, anyways) are basically unplayable on a keyboard & mouse setup. I hate controllers.
 
2017-10-20 09:28:08 AM  

LowbrowDeluxe: http://store.steampowered.com/app/290​3​40/Armello/

Redwall furries as a digital boardgame tactical rpg.  Looks good, great reviews.


My recommendation is to only start playing that game if you are in the right headspace to learn a shiat ton of rules and interactions all at once.  It's not exactly what I would call complicated but the rules and interactions are much more detailed than the art and style of game would suggest.  Smoking a bowl or having a few drinks and before playing it for the first time will make you hate it.
 
2017-10-20 09:29:16 AM  
Divinity Original Sin 2
Player Avatar - Cleric (Hydro/Necro) with a high persuasion
Losha - Summoner/Pyro
Beast - Warfare/Aero (His default Battle Mage)
Sebille - Scoundrel (Her default rogue)

Just made it to Driftwood.  The game is beautiful, the combat is just hard enough to be challenging but not unforgiving (on Classic mode) and the game-play is superb.  I recommend it for anybody who loves the old CRPG games of the 90's (Fallout, Baldurs Gate, etc...)

LucklessWonder: And possibly my first ever attempt at a CK2 campaign starting in newbie Ireland.


Vanilla or do you have some DLC?

If you get bored with the European and history, try the American based complete mod After the End.  Basically, it's America after a post apocalyptic event, with new cultures, religions, and regions:
img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2017-10-20 09:32:50 AM  

HedlessChickn: I've been avoiding The Witcher 3 like it's the plague.

The complete set was $20 on Steam, so I finally broke down and bought it.

My life is farked once I start it, right?


Depends, I read all the books and played all prior games. This is possibly one of the most complete games released in the last 5 years. The DLCs themselves are longer than most games and they are good.
 
2017-10-20 09:35:22 AM  
I'm still playing Destiny 2 but my excitement is definitely on the wane.

I plan on taking advantage of the Cities Skyline free weekend on Xbox this weekend to finally have a go at that.

Probably going to start Witcher 3 soon and say goodbye to every other game for a good while.
 
2017-10-20 09:35:26 AM  

Ambivalence: HedlessChickn: I've been avoiding The Witcher 3 like it's the plague.

The complete set was $20 on Steam, so I finally broke down and bought it.

My life is farked once I start it, right?

it is an absolutely gorgeous game.  It is the very best game I can't stand playing (for some odd reason).  I haven't even gotten halfway through it.  It's just...so....I don't know.  I haven't had a new game in ages so I picked it up again and...I REALLY want to finish it.  I want to see what happens...but....UGH!

My birthday is at the end of the month and my husband is going to get me the new SouthPark game...maybe...I haven't decided yet if I want it that badly.


I'll pile on here. The art is beautiful, the writing is top notch, and I lost interest halfway through and haven't touched it since. I can't even tell you why.
 
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