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2017-11-03 12:01:33 AM  
For people who think I'm kidding

https://www.gog.com/game/bubsythewool​i​esstrikeback

Apparently the game takes about 1 ½ hours to beat.
 
2017-11-03 12:09:33 AM  
I'm playing Prey and it's farking great. Best FPS in the last 15 years. It's in the same vein as System Shock.
 
2017-11-03 12:15:53 AM  
Worst game I ever played was Leisure Suit Larry
 
2017-11-03 12:21:54 AM  
The worst game I've ever played was Return of the Jedy on the ZX Spectrum.

Return Of The Jedy (ZX Spectrum)
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2017-11-03 12:25:09 AM  

spamdog: I'm playing Prey and it's farking great. Best FPS in the last 15 years. It's in the same vein as System Shock.


Prey looks good. For awhile my favorite thing to watch on YouTube and Twitch was people's reactions when they escaped the apartment.

For my part, I relapsed and started playing World of Tanks again.
 
2017-11-03 12:37:28 AM  
I haven't been playing much at all this week due to all the Trump news.

I hop in to Mechwarrior Online when I have a chance.

Mutant Football League is officially out on Steam now.
 
2017-11-03 12:52:35 AM  
I kind of liked DCOTE. It seemed promising at the very start, but then seemed much too action-oriented later on. Never finished it.

You have to give it credit for a certain level of darkness, like how if your insanity goes too high you'll try to kill yourself. Holding a loaded gun? You blow your brains out. Holding an empty gun? You try to and just hear a click.
 
2017-11-03 01:15:47 AM  
Will probably beat Super Mario Odyssey this weekend, then the game really opens up.

I admit I got bleary-eyed during the ending of New Donk City.  That was beautiful, man.
 
2017-11-03 01:33:08 AM  
So after finishing and be incredibly disappointed by Red Dead Redemption, I moved on to The Turing Test.

In under 5 hours I had 100%ed that game. Or I think I have. I got all the achievements and found some secrets and thoroughly explored the environments and read things. I don't think there's more to find.

I was hoping, since it was similar to The Talos Principle that the length and challenge would be similar too. I was clearly mistaken.

The Turing Test is not a bad game at all. It just needs to be longer and more challenging. There were some story holes too that were never really addressed.

The worst game I ever "played" was Universal Combat back in the early 2000s. There was no game. No documentation. There was stuff in the software, but no direction, goal, nothing.
 
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2017-11-03 01:34:14 AM  
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Milon's Secret Castle was my first thought.  I spent big money on this, kid money.  F*ck you, Milon.
 
2017-11-03 01:36:50 AM  
Oh, and before you manlets get too worked up, getting this on the record: The worst game is the one that is the MOST offensive.  Watching some goofball muck up GameMaker isn't as "bad" as hundreds of hard-working professionals throwing their heart and soul into a goddamn mess.  So this is the kind of discussion that is going to hurt your fee fees and I'm probably going to game-shame you, which is like fat-shaming, only legal.

Anyway, I'll just light the thread on fire and say it's probably Dota 2.  So yeah.  The end.  Be back later, gotta go write obnoxious shiatposts on the internet.
 
2017-11-03 01:37:35 AM  

spamdog: I'm playing Prey and it's farking great.


Listen to this man, you goddamn dirty apes.
 
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2017-11-03 01:41:18 AM  
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It's worth a quarter to play at the arcade.  But once you have it at home, you get really tired of the idea that elevators are the central plot point.
 
2017-11-03 01:58:01 AM  
The worst "retail" game?

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So I installed Banished and had no idea where to begin, but the concept does seem very promising to me.
 
2017-11-03 02:32:35 AM  
Been playing AC:Origins.  Really enjoying it but I feel like the voice acting, particularly during the Egypt parts is severally lacking.  Just made level 29 and got about half the trophies so far.  Mostly ignoring the story so far though, just exploring and doing side quests.
 
2017-11-03 03:47:15 AM  
Worst game? Good question, but this one is certainly a contender.
Spud! (1996) Act 1 Walkthrough
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2017-11-03 04:42:14 AM  

5 star chef of tv dinners: Been playing AC:Origins.  Really enjoying it but I feel like the voice acting, particularly during the Egypt parts is severally lacking.  Just made level 29 and got about half the trophies so far.  Mostly ignoring the story so far though, just exploring and doing side quests.


I had a fit of madness and bought an Xbox S with AC:Origins bundle. I really can't believe I did that. I tried to line up a shot with the bow and arrow and immediately remembered... "Ah yeah, consoles suck for games like this". Now I have to buy a keyboard and mouse adaptor.
 
2017-11-03 05:44:04 AM  
Worst game ever would probably be Superman 64.  Literally unplayable.

I could also list off several early MMORPGs like;
Shadowbane
Entropia Universe
Eternal Lands
 
2017-11-03 06:04:56 AM  
Been at ARK again, back on the Scorched Earth map. Here's me having killed an Alpha Deathworm using my Wyvern - awesome fun battle, nearly killed me a few times.

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Board Gaming wise, I've just gotten Mysterium and unpacked it - looking forward to playing it on Sunday. Apparently one player is the ghost trying to give clues to his murder to a bunch of psychics, using only a selection of weird art cards. Could be fun, we'll see how it goes - Anyone else played this one before?

As for "Worst Game Ever", I'd have to say it would be my own game that I programmed in Visual Basic for my senior project - it sucked, and it's most notable feature was to crash to desktop every time you "won". I didn't do that well in IT studies...
 
2017-11-03 06:59:58 AM  
It has been a Rimworld heavy week once the power came back on. Prior to that it was a real world survival game for a day or two there heh.

I had two colony collapses that left me giggling. The first was when raiders kidnapped the guy who knew how to use the gun and had several other valuable skills as well. The other involved a herd of angry deer after a taming accident. They picked off the shooters first, then knocked down the doors and got the ones cowering inside.
 
2017-11-03 07:15:58 AM  
Playing through Cuphead (my god-- that game is brutal) and Divinity Original Sin 2, passing back and forth when I get irritated with each in turn.

I'd be hard-pressed to name a "worst" game, simply because there's been so damn many over the years.  and, FWIW, I owned and beat Atari's ET back in the day.  (I even enjoyed it.)  Instead I'll give you "Biggest Regretful Steam Purchase in the Past Year That Will Irritate Fans of That IP":  Resident Evil 1.  I wanted to like this game.  I wanted to become invested in the franchise.  I've heard great things-- but to me it was just rubbish.  I found the controls clumsy at best and when coupled with random fixed camera shots on each screen, simply terrible.  There's a distinct lack of knowing what items can be interacted with and the load/save mechanism was more irritating than suspense-building.  Blech.
 
2017-11-03 07:27:16 AM  
Superman for the N64 is the worst game I have ever played. It was the only game my best friend had when I first met him. I ended up getting him a copy of Perfect Dark and Smash because I felt so bad.

I have been playing Fractured but Whole which is awesome and Star Trek Online which I just started a few months ago.
 
2017-11-03 07:39:36 AM  
howdy all,

Been playing a shiatton of Total War: Warhammer this week. I've been in a strategy mood and dammit if that really is one of the best Total War games ever (and I was highly skeptical of that praise at first). Haven't picked up 2 yet because the game is daunting enough playing in the Old World. Yes, I mostly play as the Empire, which had one of my better games happen this week. Then I got to the point where my empire was so large but I only had 3 full armies to defend it and had four or five wars on different fronts... So I bailed and started a new game with the secondary Dwarf faction. That's an interesting switch to go to from human to dwarf.


also, Star Citizen sideline, if you haven't watched Chris Roberts' keynote from last Friday's CitizenCon, I highly suggest you do so. The city tech alone is impressive. Whenever this eventually comes out as a full game (I'm thinking 2021), the development tools and processes are going to be the gold standard for years. They truly are redefining immersive game development.

also, they made f*cking Corusant a real f*cking planet now.
 
2017-11-03 08:45:22 AM  
Regarding worst game played, I'm pretty good about not buying bad games.  Biggest disappointment would probably be Anno 2070.  I played a lot of Dawn of Discovery so I was excited for Anno 2070 to come out.  I got it on Steam, and then found out that launching it just launched the Ubisoft "uplay" digital game platform, which I had to create an account for and log into each time.  And then when I did launch the game the text was too small for me to read, and there was no way to adjust that, making it the first and only game I've ever been physically incapable of playing.
 
2017-11-03 09:04:53 AM  
I didn't think Super Mario Odyssey would beat Galaxy 2 but by the end it earned the number one spot.
 
2017-11-03 09:06:12 AM  
May play Skyrim today or this weekend since I haven't played it in awhile.
 
2017-11-03 09:07:19 AM  

433: [static.giantbomb.com image 320x320]

It's worth a quarter to play at the arcade.  But once you have it at home, you get really tired of the idea that elevators are the central plot point.


That game is the bomb. Many hours spent playing with my brother trying to beat each others score. Could never get to the fifth building because it got crazy hard.
 
2017-11-03 09:09:52 AM  
I'm still plugging away at Stellaris.  I find myself capable of building a nice empire until someone decides they want to take it from me, and then I am incapable of defending it.  I think I need to concentrate on diplomacy some more, because "big stick" is not working.

And worst game?  It would be a tie between ET for the 2600 (yes, I bought it when it came out, no the horror stories are not exaggerated) or Call of Cthulhu Shadow of the Comet.  I could not get that to run on my system at all.  And I was pretty good at getting games to bend to my will back then.  That one, nothing, nope, nada.  I guess technically speaking I never played it, so maybe that doesn't count.
 
2017-11-03 09:10:35 AM  
I think the worst game I ever played was either Deer Hunter mid 90's version. The latest Simcity is up there as well.
 
2017-11-03 09:11:41 AM  
Started a new run on Mario to try figuring out how many moons you can get before post game.  Aside from that playing Stardew and the old SSI gold box games.
 
2017-11-03 09:13:25 AM  

5 star chef of tv dinners: Been playing AC:Origins.  Really enjoying it but I feel like the voice acting, particularly during the Egypt parts is severally lacking.  Just made level 29 and got about half the trophies so far.  Mostly ignoring the story so far though, just exploring and doing side quests.


I'm glad from Rogue on they quit putting up desync walls up everywhere to let you explore to your heart's content rather than having to wait until some arbitrary point to collect the feather just on the other side.

ACIII was really bad about that especially with the occasional difficulty of reaching some of the areas.
 
2017-11-03 09:15:22 AM  
Taking a break from Destiny 2 to finish the league strong in Path of Exile.  I just... can't stop going back to that game, haha.  I think I have about 1500 hours logged so far.

Worst game I ever played?  I would have to say X3 the space simulator. After one hour of figuring out the controls (sort of), two hours of figuring out how to dock my ship, and three hours of trying to figure out how to complete the FIRST quest... I was done.  Thank god it was bought on a Steam sale for super cheap.
 
2017-11-03 09:15:23 AM  

MrSplifferton: 433: [static.giantbomb.com image 320x320]

It's worth a quarter to play at the arcade.  But once you have it at home, you get really tired of the idea that elevators are the central plot point.

That game is the bomb. Many hours spent playing with my brother trying to beat each others score. Could never get to the fifth building because it got crazy hard.


I'll just add to this that a sequel was released in the mid-nineties and is a perfectly competent game.

Just a damn shame it will never compete with Dota 2.  But then again, what can?
 
2017-11-03 09:15:49 AM  

Atomic Jonb: I'm still plugging away at Stellaris.  I find myself capable of building a nice empire until someone decides they want to take it from me, and then I am incapable of defending it.  I think I need to concentrate on diplomacy some more, because "big stick" is not working.

And worst game?  It would be a tie between ET for the 2600 (yes, I bought it when it came out, no the horror stories are not exaggerated) or Call of Cthulhu Shadow of the Comet.  I could not get that to run on my system at all.  And I was pretty good at getting games to bend to my will back then.  That one, nothing, nope, nada.  I guess technically speaking I never played it, so maybe that doesn't count.


I couldn't advance in a shadow of the comet because there was a puzzle that made you use reagents for photography. In the pre internet era I had no idea what answer the game was looking for and there was nothing in the flavor material. So I just had to quit.
 
2017-11-03 09:16:02 AM  
 
2017-11-03 09:17:47 AM  
Finally got into Stellaris this week, and between school, work, two children, and a wife, I still somehow managed to sink 40 hours into it.

It's good. I went with humans for my first ride, and I'm really satisfied with the universe-building of it. I ended up uplifting three species from stone/bronze age to space age, I discovered some strange anomaly in a black hole that took three of my science vessels, evolved my humans to a higher form, sucked one of those uplifted species into nothingness, and then attacked Sol in the form of a giant Predator-looming worm. Right now, one of the Awakened Empires is devastating the galaxy; he'll show up with 5 stacks of 80k strength fleets, and I can muster one 40k fleet that just barely puts a dent in him. It's me and two other species that haven't been enthralled yet, so I'm fighting for freedom but it's probably a matter of time before we lose.

It's the most fun I've had losing a 4x game, and beats a lot of times that I won.
 
2017-11-03 09:18:06 AM  
For some reason I had an urge to play something retro, so I went back to Akumajō Dorakyura Ekkusu: Chi no Rondo (悪魔城ドラキュラX 血の輪廻 ロンド) for the PC-CD (via emulation). Completed the game, learned that I was surprisingly bad at it but also learned how to git gud at it. Still need to clear the alternate exit of Stage 2 to get 100% completion, however.

Once that is done, I will go kill more Nazis in The New Colossus (so much for the tolerant left).

Played Torchlight 2 with a friend last night. Was fun. Also played a bit of PAYDAY 2.

Recalling the worst games that I have ever played is difficult because I rarely commit such games to memory. I can remember Bad Street Brawler, Back to the Future and Athena, all for the NES.

Also, the DOS version of Mega Man.

I have also played Deadly Towers for the NES but while that makes many "top X worst NES games" lists, I actually enjoyed it.
 
2017-11-03 09:18:11 AM  

6nome: So I installed Banished and had no idea where to begin, but the concept does seem very promising to me.


Banished a beautiful little town builder.  Suffers a bit from a death spiral if your growth stalls (not enough children replacing dying workers)

Start with housing, and a gatherer.  Keep as much housing open for kids to move out and start their own families as your food stocks allow for.
 
2017-11-03 09:18:25 AM  

amfv: Resident Evil 1.  I wanted to like this game.  I wanted to become invested in the franchise.  I've heard great things-- but to me it was just rubbish.  I found the controls clumsy at best and when coupled with random fixed camera shots on each screen, simply terrible.  There's a distinct lack of knowing what items can be interacted with and the load/save mechanism was more irritating than suspense-building.  Blech.


And then there's THIS guy.

(I still luv you.  Teehee.)
 
2017-11-03 09:19:24 AM  

somedude210: also, Star Citizen sideline, if you haven't watched Chris Roberts' keynote from last Friday's CitizenCon, I highly suggest you do so. The city tech alone is impressive. Whenever this eventually comes out as a full game (I'm thinking 2021), the development tools and processes are going to be the gold standard for years. They truly are redefining immersive game development.

also, they made f*cking Corusant a real f*cking planet now.


Came here to say this.  There's a lot they're showing that industry veterans (not just Derek Smart) said couldn't be done.

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2017-11-03 09:20:20 AM  
I really haven't been playing too much.  Nightly practice sessions on iRacing, finally finishing Chapter 3 of Ao no Kiseki (god that game is getting BRUTAL... it's one that I need to sit down and invest time in, and that's something I just don't have the time or inclination to do right now, more's the pity), and to go with the other gaming thread, playing and enjoying Melty's Quest.  I'd be enjoying it more if the translator hadn't gone out of his way to make every character sound like a 7th grader who just found the dirty words in the dictionary, but for a hentai game, it's a decent 'game'.

But really most of my gaming time has been spent in RPG Maker MV.  It's been a lot of fun and educational too, trying to make educational games for my students, to use as assessment tools.  It's a challenge enough trying to make conventional assessments that can be effective across a wide development range and learner ability (hooray, middle years!) but to then make that engaging as well is a whole new level.
 
2017-11-03 09:23:38 AM  
Guns of Icarus  was a Humble Bundle freebie last week.

Steampunk airship combat, coop multiplayer only. Very similar to Artemis simulator.

The most interesting games is when you get matched with a talkative captain who barks orders over the audio chat.

The CTF mechanics seem to be broken, the first team that make it to the capture point can just sit on it and have crew and pilot continually fixing the hull and balloon and ignore enemy fire. It's almost impossible to take over the capture point then ...
 
2017-11-03 09:26:57 AM  
Been playing Dead by Daylight, preparing for the huge Freddy Krueger nerf next week.

Worst game I've ever played?  I don't know, but recently it would probably be the Thief remake.  I was playing Resi 6 recently too, and I remember thinking, "why am I playing this?"  I think it was mostly the way they moved the plot.  "I have information to answer everything" "tell me" "no, let's get out of the city and get to this church and I'll tell you everything" "ok" (get to church 3 levels later) "tell me now" "no let's explore these catacombs instead" "ok"
 
2017-11-03 09:33:59 AM  
One of my podcast co-hosts and I streamed Geneshift last night. Its campaign is passable in single player, but I was genuinely shocked at how fun it was in co-op. It plays a bit like GTA 2, with unlockable mutant powers, some meta progression, and a lot of respawning. Dying a lot is part of the experience, since you'll respawn from the last checkpoint, and you can plan out your next attack. Sometimes you'll need quite a few tries to unravel the puzzle, and it's thoroughly satisfying when you do. In that respect, it's like Hotline Miami meets Doorkickers, but entirely in real time.

I'll grant that the multiplayer scene for it is very small (we seemed to be the only ones playing at the time) so make sure to bring friends. We're determined to bring in our other two co-hosts the next time around. I sincerely hope there will still be a decent multiplayer scene by the time it leaves Early Access next year.

LAN Party Thursdays - Geneshift
Youtube NUVBqFzeq7M

As for the worst game I have ever played, that dubious honor goes to Kinetic Void. This steaming turd of a game was supposed to be a procedural universe in which you could build and customize your ship. Development got as far as the ship builder, and not much else. I'd say it's as bad as the games made by LJN for the NES, but even those had a distinct conclusion to their development, albeit as buggy and broken as they were.
 
2017-11-03 09:34:03 AM  

GRCooper: somedude210: also, Star Citizen sideline, if you haven't watched Chris Roberts' keynote from last Friday's CitizenCon, I highly suggest you do so. The city tech alone is impressive. Whenever this eventually comes out as a full game (I'm thinking 2021), the development tools and processes are going to be the gold standard for years. They truly are redefining immersive game development.

also, they made f*cking Corusant a real f*cking planet now.

Came here to say this.  There's a lot they're showing that industry veterans (not just Derek Smart) said couldn't be done.

[YouTube video]


also, I'm glad to hear they're going with quarterly updates after 3.0 drops so we don't have these year long waits between major updates.

but holy hell is the wait for 3.0 killing me...
 
2017-11-03 09:35:21 AM  
Dimensio: I have also played Deadly Towers for the NES but while that makes many "top X worst NES games" lists, I actually enjoyed it.

I loved that game in the same way i loved this game:
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(The Immortal for nes)
Drove me nuts but i couldn't put them down. They were challenging for the time.

/worst game(s) all-time: the Swordquest games for Atari. Goddamn $$ at the time and a big letdown. ET was more fun ffs.
 
2017-11-03 09:38:18 AM  
So what is the current take on AC: Origins? 

Does it come close to 2/Brotherhood? Syndicate was such a let down plot wise.

Finally in my groove on R6Siege. Hibana opens up so many tactical changes.

Wanted to like Blitz after buff, just the flash range is so short.

Starting most of my assault rounds waiting for Cav to try to flank and getting an easy pick.

Defense- the Kapkan changes are awesome. Traps are hard to see, do less damage, but you get 5. Post-death spectator kills are awesome.
 
2017-11-03 09:40:03 AM  

thehobbes: So what is the current take on AC: Origins?


If you did not pre-order from Gamestop then do not bother because the pre-order bonus mission will forever be locked away from you.
 
2017-11-03 09:40:03 AM  
Got back into overwatch so that's been the bulk of my gaming time these past few weeks.  Starting to get good with widowmaker and soldier. I have yet to play comp as widow as I don't want to insta-tilt my team.  Sitting at 1650ish SR at the moment.  I should probably continue riding the mercy gravy train till she gets Mjolnir level nerf hammered.
 
2017-11-03 09:44:08 AM  
Still PC Destiny 2. All 3 classes to level 20 now, average light level of 278, hitting the nightfalls and will probably do the raid on one this weekend.
 
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