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What games other than adventure games are you playing?

Discussion in 'Everything but Adventure Games' started by Fnord, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. markornikov

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    I'm replaying Deus Ex: Human Revolution, but with the director's cut installled. I love the commentary tracks during the game, they let you see and discover things you'll probably never noticed before.
    The devs also give great background stories for a lot of rooms. Game developers really should do this more often.

    I haven't encountered a boss yet, so i don't know how they've redesigned those tedious battles
     
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  2. Halcyon

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    For the past 20 hours I've been playing the mod AKA DLC for Skyrim called Falskaar. Top-notch. Immersive. The only critique I have is that it needs more of a feeling of community and activity. Good quests though, although many are dungeons and fetching stuff. Beautiful environment.
     
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  3. CrisGer

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    Good glad you like it, i have it too, just got all of the add ons for Skyrim and re loaded the main game.
     
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    Thanks Halcyon. It's been a while since I finished the Dragonborn DLC which was back in March. Nice to have a good reason to return to Skyrim, at least for a while longer, and re-acclimate with the game world and the control system and have some new context to have fun with. Good timing since Divinity II: DKS apparently got lost in the post so I won't be seeing that for a while.
     
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  5. markornikov

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    I tried a few demos today, but none of these games are worth buying

    Defiance:

    ++ Sci-fi setting
    + MMO with fps controls
    --- A mute main character
    - Boring missions, bland storytelling

    Path of Exile:

    ++ huge skill tree
    + easy interface
    - No character customisation
    -- Zombies
    ---- Isometric view

    Teslagrad

    + Puzzle platformer
    ++ Physics puzzles
    +++ Cartoonish graphics
    --- I suck at platformers :D
     
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  6. Halcyon

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    Mark, thank you for the reviews. I love input from like-minded gamers I trust. It's hard to know what games are like, since the trailers and images are so over-produced.
     
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  7. Fnord

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    I managed to beat Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen (it was a lot easier than I expected it to be), and I quite enjoyed it. The story was better than expected (it was actually pretty good) and the game encouraged exploration, as secrets were hidden all over the place. Also something that I really liked was that there were no real upgrades in terms of weapons, armour & spells. It was all sidegrades, which made the starting sword & armour just as viable endgame as they were at the start of the game.

    And I've also started playing Rogue Legacy. It's an interesting take on the metroidvania sub-genre of platformers and thus far I've found it really fun.
     
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  8. Fnord

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    Rogue Legacy beaten (first playthrough, no new-game plus). End stats: 81 dead and roughly 7h to beat the game.
     
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  9. Andromus

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    That's quite impressive! I'm embarrassed to admit I have over 20 hours in the game, and am just now facing off against the last boss. But then I spent a lot of time focusing on exploring and earning items and gold, and avoided the bosses for a long time.
     
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  10. markornikov

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    Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is the most awful DLC i've ever played, they managed to destroy everything that makes the original game great.

    The graphics are atrocious, i know they were going for a dystopian future but that doesn't mean everything has to be either dark purple or nauseating flashy orange.
    So there's no point exploring the island, as everything just looks the same
    The tutorial drags on forever and unskippable, even though gameplay is almost identical to the original game.
    ugh, what a dissappointment :mad:
     
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  11. Tincup2

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    I hear ya.. and coupled with several crippling bugs that needed sorting out/testing before the whole thing ran properly meant having to replay that confounded tutorial a million times [for me at any rate]. Horrible save game too.

    This was my first go at the Far Cry series so I probably found the game play more interesting than others with more games under their belt. But I've since installed a few more of the titles titles and see right away how Blood Dragon is really off-theme and how it is probably the weakest entry..
     
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  12. Fnord

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    What a shame. And I thought Blood Dragon looked rather interesting (as a fun little diversion at least, considering the game is rumored to be roughly 5h, where the other Far Cry titles are quite lengthy).
     
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  13. Maum

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    So I know everyone hated it but I've just started replaying Ultima IX. I nearly finished it the first time round and I want to see it through.
     
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  14. Fnord

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    It's not a bad game though. It did take far too many liberties with the lore, but anyone who is not a big ultima fan will probably not notice, and once most of the major bugs were fixed, it became quite playable.
     
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    I've always been a huge Ultima fan. My first ever RPG was ULtima V and U VII is possibly my favourite game ever. I played U IX a long while ago and nearly finished it.
    I remember it was very linear and didn't have the humour and fun characters of the other games but I wasn't traumatised by it.

    I'm actually really looking forward to visiting the towns again. Moonglow in particular if memory serves right was beautiful.
     
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  16. markornikov

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    I don't understand why they call it a far cry game, it's nothing like the other games. The game uses the same game engine, but that's where the comparison ends
     
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  17. markornikov

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    Although i promised myself not buy any 'early access' games on steam, because they're usually awful and buggy, i did buy Godus.
    Even though it's still in beta, i haven't encountered a single bug so far, so i'm happy with my purchase so far.

    The game is loads of fun, being a pure and simple God-game, it really is the spiritual successor to Populous.
    It's a game you won't finish in a few days, the pace is really really slow.
    I'm 40 hours in and i'm still in the first primitive age, since there're a dozen different ages, i wonder how long it will take to get to the end.
    Good thing the game keeps running while minimized, so it's a game you can or better must play while doing something else.
     
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  18. CrisGer

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    Far Cry I is superb and well done ..balanced and strong and you can do amazing things with the sandbox editor as some of the finest Mods ever made for any game were produced for it in its golden age. Look for some of them they are superb and the original game is very well done.
     
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  19. Fnord

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    But when you first played it, did you know how many liberties it took with the lore? When talking to other Ultima fans, that seem to be the main thing that has determined how much they liked/disliked it.



    Anyway, I got Europa Universalis IV on the Humble Sale, and dang is it addictive. I got the game on the 1st, and I've already spent 7h with it. Currently I think it is better than EU3 if you decide to play a European nation, but EU3's later expansions did a lot for the non-europeans, in particular the East Asian nations are better represented (and more fun to play) in that game.
     
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  20. Fnord

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    First game of the year beaten: Unity of Command. I managed to beat both the Axis & the Soviet campaign.
     
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