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How often do you beat a game?

Once a week-two weeks
2
5%
Once a month
3
7%
Sparadically
38
88%
 
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Re: The Last Game You Beat and What are You Currently Playin

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:07 pm

Beat Gears 5 earlier today. It was IMHO the best of the franchise. Acts 1 and 4 are pretty short but Acts 2 and 3 are very meaty. They're open world and offer a variety of side quests.

I'm probably going to do Gears 5 MP with friends for the time being and on Friday I'll start Link's Awakening remake for the Switch, which will be my first time playing it because for some reason I never got it on my Gameboy growing up.
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Re: The Last Game You Beat and What are You Currently Playin

Postby XvGojira » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:07 pm

I've been playing some more Monster Hunter World on PC. Trying to get at least one full set of each of the HR armor. Although I might forego that endeavor with Iceborn's Master Rank. Slowly trying to get ready of Iceborn in 202.

I've been chilling out watching MST3K and playing some ARK Survival Evolved. These survival/base building games scratch an itch for me for some reason and dinosaurs are always a plus in games. I just wish this games was more optimized. My PC could barely play it when I bought it in early access. I can run the Doom on High/ultra (forget which) with little issue, but a good chunk of ARK's settings have to be on medium to play. It still has the second longest loading time of any game I currently have installed (That award goes to GTAV but it doesn't have a gigantic lead). Mods are a godsend for games like this though.

I want to get the new Zelda game but I don't have the funds for it. Although if I do get the second job I have an interview for on Tuesday, I'll get it in celebration.
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Re: The Last Game You Beat and What are You Currently Playin

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:33 pm

I've been playing Zelda Link's Awakening on Switch. I was going to go for a 100% playthrough but I think I'll save that for my next playthrough. I just finished the second dungeon last night. I would have been a lot further but I messed up on the 2nd dungeon Friday night so I had to restart and the closest save file I had was about 45 minutes into the game from when I started Thursday at midnight. :oops:

I'm really enjoying the game and the art style, like Wind Waker before it, it's really grown on me. I should probably have it finished with in a couple of weeks. Not sure what I'll start after that. I'm thinking maybe DMC2 or Metro Exodus.
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Re: The Last Game You Beat and What are You Currently Playin

Postby XvGojira » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:02 pm

Tom R VanSlambrouck wrote:I'm really enjoying the game and the art style, like Wind Waker before it, it's really grown on me. I should probably have it finished with in a couple of weeks. Not sure what I'll start after that. I'm thinking maybe DMC2 or Metro Exodus.


I was taken aback at the announcement trailer. Starting with a serious looking anime style intro then suddenly you're playing a game with playmobile styled characters. But I'm no longer a wanna be edgy teenager like when Wind Waker came out so I'm totally fine with the aesthetic of this game. And there could be a narrative reason for the difference between that anime intro and the game's aesthetic.
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Although Link's Awakening is one of the games I've played the least. I actually like the two Capcom GBC Zelda games, Oracle of Seasons/Ages. I would not mind if those two were given a similar treatment as this game while waiting for whatever main Zelda game comes out after Breath of the Wild 2 (probably on Nintendo's next console).
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Re: The Last Game You Beat and What are You Currently Playin

Postby superhedorahsaiyan » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:17 am

last game I beat was Man of Medan. currently playing Borderlands 3. loving it, althought some of the later boss battles can be a bit frustrating for solo players. Love my Fl4ck build though. dominance ftw!
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Re: The Last Game You Beat and What are You Currently Playin

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:22 am

Almost done with Zelda Link's Awakening (2019), I just need three more seashells to upgrade my sword and then three more dungeons to do. So far I'm really enjoying this game and I think it's becoming my favorite Zelda game to date. I like how it's a full Zelda adventure with out all the length to it. I'm not 100% sure yet if I'll be getting all the heart pieces, I know I won't be getting all the seashells just enough to upgrade my sword because the reward for getting all 50 isn't anything to be excited about. I'm not sure if I'll be doing all the figures either, I'm not 100% sure what the reward is for that if there even is a reward for it.
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Re: The Last Game You Beat and What are You Currently Playin

Postby XvGojira » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:55 am

A friend is having a big gaming weekend in November and so I reinstalled a few games we may play (although I doubt we'll play all of them), but another friend pointed out Destiny 2 went free to play and so I downloaded that and I've drawn into to that. The main reason is that the gameplay is great, although it took me awhile to get used to some of the controls of the powers (pressing G for a finisher, C is for melee or my knife throwing ability, and F is my six shooter with the power of MILLION SUNS!). Other than the basic shot, jump, kill mechanics, the massive amount of currencies/drops was a tad overwhelming. I have no idea what my class is. You get three options. Basic solider, space wizard, and whatever one I chose. I forget. On each area/world has some special currency that you the mission givers of that place in exchanges for items or engrams, or something I think. And as far as I can tell you can't sell your old gear but just break it down. You a special crystal or something if they're purple, and if they're blue or higher you get a currency that you use with a dude at the hub world to get guns or gun mods. There's a lot and I feel like if I played this from it's release, it'd all make sense but since I jumped in after it went F2P and they have a few DLCs and such, there's all these extra mechanics and whatnot that just go right over my head. I just found out after several days of playing I have some mods I can put into my gun and gear. Although I'm so low level, I really don't think it matters.

Story-wise I have NO flipping clue what the hell is going on. All I know is that I'm a purple chick who throws knives and and can summon a flaming six shooter every now and then and that there's at least 4 different alien species that seem to want to kill everything that's not them.

It's a fun game. It's probably even better with friends. But I also feel like, since I have no investment in the narrative, I may fall off playing it at some point.
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Re: The Last Game You Beat and What are You Currently Playin

Postby EricDent » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:10 pm

Not sure how far I am into it, but been playing Days Gone.
It's kinda fun, but also kinda tedious as well.
The sheer amount of "zombies" is kinda crazy though.

Also re-purchaed LEGO Ninjago The Movie which is a lot more "wide open" than most of the other LEGO games.
When you beat a level, the entire area becomes a free-play zone.
Still kinda odd that they didn't have a Jackie Chan LEGO character in this game (since he was in the movie).
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Re: The Last Game You Beat and What are You Currently Playin

Postby EricDent » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:44 pm

I beat Days Gone (or at least I finished the story).
I kinda got tired of attempting to get rid of the hordes.
That plan they had for blowing up the base would do wonders against the hordes.

I got tired of LEGO Ninjago.
It's OK, but got kinda dull rather quickly.
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Re: The Last Game You Beat and What are You Currently Playin

Postby XvGojira » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:55 pm

Really want to play Outer Worlds, but I don't want to deal with the Epic Store, and I really don't have the cash flow for another $60 purchase until next paycheck. So I'm trying out Xbox Game Pass on PC. $4 a month, although it's $1 for the first month and these something about 6 months of spotify preminum but I don't use spotify, and have it downloaded onto my computer and waiting for me when I get home from work. I looked at the selection of other games, I might download that Not-Castlevania game by creator(s?) of Castlevania, Bloodstained? Blood something. And there's a few other games that I might try out. I know the selection changes month to month. Gets you hooked into a game then makes you pay for it when it leaves.

Seems like a good way to "rent" something for PC. Until/unless streaming games, sort of like with Google Stadia, becomes a thing and you can pay for a few hours with a game before purchasing.
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Re: The Last Game You Beat and What are You Currently Playin

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:02 am

I just finished off Metro Exodus tonight. Was an excellent game easily the best in the series. Sadly I got the bad ending much like I did with Last Light. My next playthrough I'm going to go for the good ending.

Going to be taking a break from games until next Friday when Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order comes out. So in the meantime I'll watch through the MCU Phase 2 and finish off Ultraman.
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Re: The Last Game You Beat and What are You Currently Playin

Postby superhedorahsaiyan » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:03 pm

Last game I beat was Borderlands 3. Currantly playing Icewind Dale/ Planescape: Torment
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Re: The Last Game You Beat and What are You Currently Playin

Postby EricDent » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:44 pm

Got the LEGO Marvel Trilogy (LEGO Marvel Superheroes 1 & 2, and LEGO Avengers.
Kinda random that they didn't bother tweaking the controls for the first LEGO Marvel Superheroes to match the other 2 games (especially flying).
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Re: The Last Game You Beat and What are You Currently Playin

Postby O.Supreme » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:10 pm

I'm disappointed we didn't get an Avengers 2 Marvel Lego game to cover the events of phase 3 last spring. In fact o have no idea what if any Lego games are planned for release. Marvel 2 was ok, just didn't care for the stand in voices because of the actors strike. DC villains was a lot of fun, but that was the last one I played just over a year ago
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Re: The Last Game You Beat and What are You Currently Playin

Postby XvGojira » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:31 pm

Against my better judgment I bought Pokémon Sword. It's Pokémon, so if you've played one in the past 20 years, you know how it is. It's not a bad game and I am currently enjoying my time with it, although the new arbitrary rule making so I can't catch over a certain level is dumb. What was wrong with the rule before? You could catch anything but if they were too high of a level they wouldn't listen to you. Can't steamroll a game if your fighter doesn't respond. I like that a majority of the Pokémon are visible and might even chase after you if seen, so you can avoid most random encounters if you want. The new Wild Area with the Gigamax battles in Pokémon Dens is pretty fun. In lieu of straight experience for winning a gigamax (or whatever it's called) battle, you get various items like TMs(attacks) and items that boost experience. So my usual tactic is to take a collection of Pokémon whose type beats the current gym type and grind their levels so that they'll just massacre every battle in the gym. But instead of walking around the same patch of grass to get the most available exp per fight, I just pop some exp items and call it good. I know I'm trading one grind for another, but the Wild Area is just a tad more attractive and distracting than walking back and forth one or two patches of grass hoping for fight. So this game might keep my attention enough for me to actually beat the elite 4, or equivalent, for the first time in since... maybe the DS game? Definitely the GBA, but I really only played FireRed and LeafGreen, which almost shouldn't count.

I haven't played a Gigmax battle (or raid as it's been called) with any other real players yet, as it seems like most are using some sort of reset exploit to find the specific pokemon they're after, so they keep dropping and I just get booted to a solo match with AI trainers. Which is mostly fine to me. The battles have various difficulty levels, shown by the star rating. And as far as I can tell, it just means the pokemon is at a higher level and the AI "partners" chose less effective pokemon. And honestly, if they're still alive when you shrink back to normal size, you probably lost the fight. The nice thing is that even if you lose, they don't "run away" so you can try again, or pop more exp items and then try again.

It's not perfect and a lot of the criticism it gets is warranted. It hasn't evolved it's fighting mechanics. Aside from each generation's gimmick (Mega Evolutions, Z-moves, Gigamax battles etc) that rarely last beyond that generation, it's the same slow turn-based mechanics since the late 90's. As long as you have the type advantage, it's basically tap A to win. At least when it comes to the campaign anyway, I know there's some stuff about IVs and EVs, whatever they are, for post-game/competitive battling (which they made more manageable according to others on the internet). And it's not a power house when it comes to graphics. It doesn't look bad per se but for being the first home console Pokémon game, it's underwhelming. I would not be surprised if it was supposed to be the last hurrah of the 3DS but was tossed onto the Switch mid-development. And excuse for the last delay being for improving the animations is a joke. I'm sorry but the main fighting move my fire/fighting rabbit has is animated by slightly moving the model up and down. And you don't get any new fighting moves for quite some time, unless you use a TM (but all the good ones I have they can't learn, so I'm stuck with it).

I'd say something about missing 400 or so pokemon from near 1000 that have been created but I haven't really missed them. And I do honestly expect them to come back in at some point. If not as a DLC pack then when they make the next edition. Gamefreak used to just make one extra game (Yellow for Red and Blue, Platinum for Gold and Silver etc) but I think they might do what they did last generation (Ultra Sun/Moon). So instead of Pokémon [Another weapon name], it's be Pokémon [Adjective] Sword/Shield. And that would include the rest of the Pokémon, probably mostly appearing in a newly discovered Wild Area so that there wouldn't be much to change in the main game.
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Re: The Last Game You Beat and What are You Currently Playin

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:06 am

I don't see the rest of the Pokedex being added into a Sword/Shield sequel but rather an update to the game. Game Freak caught a lot of flak for not having a complete Pokedex so I see them maybe adding more pokemon in incremental updates.
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Re: The Last Game You Beat and What are You Currently Playin

Postby XvGojira » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:04 am

Tom R VanSlambrouck wrote:I don't see the rest of the Pokedex being added into a Sword/Shield sequel but rather an update to the game. Game Freak caught a lot of flak for not having a complete Pokedex so I see them maybe adding more pokemon in incremental updates.


I don't think they're going to drip feed the missing pokemon like they do/did in Pokemon Go and since they usually release the "modified" version of the base game a year later, they might as well just toss them into there if they're going to do it. It's like the Monster Hunter series. They'd release a base game with low and high rank missions and a complete story but then release a G-Rank version of the game with G-Rank missions. Although with MHW it's the Iceborn expansion and Master Rank instead of G.
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