What are you playing right now?

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Hodor, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. MerriedxReldnahc

    MerriedxReldnahc The Gayest Gay Man Who Ever Gayed in CWCville

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    I'm hooked on DragonQuest Builders right now. It's got a lot of mechanics similar to Minecraft but it's unique enough to not just be a Minecraft clone.
     
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  2. king koi

    king koi Nobody cares, yo!

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    Pokemon
     
  3. ToroidalBoat

    ToroidalBoat "Modernly Tech Savvy"

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    Ocarina of Time.

    "Pokemon? Pokemon with the pokey and the man and the thing with the guy comes out of the thing and he makes a bahhh dahhh badahhh buhh aahaa..."
     
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  4. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank He just won't go away

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    I've decided to embark on "Half-Month", where I go through every Half-Life game and mod I know of (excluding shitshows like Prospekt and Hunt Down The Freeman)

    Half-Life
    Half-Life: Uplink
    Half-Life: Opposing Force
    Half-Life: Blue Shift
    Half-Life: Decay
    Half-Life: Before
    Residual Point
    Residual Life
    Half-Life: Case Closed
    Half-Life: Life's End
    Sweet Half-Life
    Half-Life: Peaces Like Us
    Azure Sheep
    Point Of View
    Half-Life: Caged
    Absolute Redemption
    The Whole Tower
    The Xeno Project
    USS Darkstar
    They Hunger
    Gunman Chronicles
    Crack-Life (campaign mode)
    Pagoda
    Half-Life 2
    Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
    Half-Life 2: Episode 1
    Half-Life 2: Episode 2
    Minerva Metastasis
    Transmissions
    PUNT
    The PTSD Mod
    Gordon Freakman
    Kleiner-Life
    Trump Quest
     
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  5. king koi

    king koi Nobody cares, yo!

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    Smod
     
  6. Kong

    Kong SCION OF LEGEND

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    I tried to pickpocket a prostitute in Kingdom Come, got caught attempting to do so, and killed her when she tried to alert the guards.

    I then felt bad and reloaded.
     
  7. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank He just won't go away

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    I actually have SMod installed but considering it's just regular HL2 with new gameplay mechanics I don't see the point of going through HL2 again. Same for Brutal Half-Life, Half-Life 2 Update, the Cinematic Mod, etc.
     
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  8. TheVoid

    TheVoid Well-Known Member

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    I remember a ZP quote about the Half-Life 2 remaster that Half-Life fans seemed to rush to correct him on.

    "It features commentary by people involved in the Half-Life fan community, rather than any of the people who actually worked on the game, which was disappointing. While someone who worked on the game might provide some interesting insights and criticisms of the game ten years after they've worked on it, fans and people who put in enough effort to be notable in the fan community will no doubt be fans of the game and the commentary will no doubt be the fans talking about how great the game is, the good times they had playing the game, and how influential it was to a number of people, because enjoying something is what defines a fan."

    The second point might be debatable. I mean, in my experience fans of things tend to create sacred cows and sacrificial lambs. What fans tend to do, in my experience at least, is pick something that they don't like about the series they enjoy and endlessly talk about why exactly it is terrible amongst the fanbase (Sonic 06, the platforming section near the end of the original Half-Life, The Phantom Menace), and then pick something they adore about the series and endlessly talk about why the thing they like is good amongst the fanbase (Sonic 3, the gravity gun in Half-Life 2, Empire Strikes Back). So, what I suspect is that the commentary in the Half-Life 2 remastered thing was basically the same thing, probably someone talking about how awesome the Ravenholm section is, and then saying something like "Oh fuck, I hate this vehicle section, it's like, the one thing bad about this great game. Why the fuck didn't the developers make it better somehow?"

    I haven't played Half-life in years, or any mods for it, so a lot of the games are a bit fuzzy in my mind. I do remember my first time buying a Half-Life game though. I was in a Gamestop and the bargain bin was absolutely filled with copies of Half-Life 2. I always just assumed that since they had so many unsold copies that the game was a piece of crap that nobody wanted, instead of the staff buying way too many copies because they overestimated how many console gamers had heard of the game at that point, and how many console gamers would actually buy the game. This was before the Half-Life episodes, the orange box, and the numerous memes online, and I remember that although the game was popular among PC gamers and older gamers, most people were unfamiliar with the series.

    Anyways, one day I looked at the back of the box of one of these Half-Life 2 games (they were being sold for about $2 at this point, maybe I could have made a profit if I had bought them in bulk, stored them away and waited for the memes to make the game explode in popularity), and I was surprised to see that the back of the game literally said absolutely nothing about what the hell the game was about. "Gordon Freeman is back with a new adventure where things happen," "PC Gamer magazine gave this game five stars and called it a perfect game, and it also was awarded the Game Of The Year award by about 20 different websites and magazines," "This is the best game ever made, and a defining game of this generation," and stuff like that. Basically, I knew nothing about the game except that a number of people really seemed to like it, but for some reason Gamespot had a whole bunch of unsold copies because nobody wanted to buy it.

    So anyways, I bought the game, played it for a few hours and was just feeling extremely bored while doing so. I wasn't really into the 'realism' of the game, with the slow opening bit and the kind of boring interactive cut scene things where you would be stuck in a room and have no way to leave until the characters were done talking, and the physics puzzles which only seemed to exist to show off the new engine for the game. Really, a number of designs choices in Half-Life 2 seemed to be about showcasing the new tech rather than make a fun game, which may have been why there seems to be a strong modding community for it. The story was filled with interesting plot points that never, or rarely, actually got resolved (ending the series on a cliffhanger was a dick move) and callbacks to earlier events from a game which I hadn't played at that point. So, I left the game wondering if everyone else had played an entirely different and much more fun game. I was even more confused when all the memes about the Half-Life series being the best game series ever appeared online and a number of my friends started telling me how amazing the series was.

    These days, I look at the Half-Life games as being technically innovative, but not games I would ever sit down and play. I don't like the characters, I don't like the story and I'm not a huge fan of the gameplay. I can definitely see why people enjoy the games, but I've never enjoyed them all that much.
     
  9. ToroidalBoat

    ToroidalBoat "Modernly Tech Savvy"

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    SpaceEngine.

    Once I found an oceanic world around a white dwarf with an accretion disk, near or in a nebula.
     
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  10. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank He just won't go away

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    In between Half-Life 2 and it's mods I've been sneaking in some Doom. Mainly playing Russian Overkill with the Chillax mappack.
     
  11. Sweetheart

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    Frozen Freefall Snowball Fight on PS4. Trying to finish the trophies for a shit game I shouldn't have started.
     
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  12. ToroidalBoat

    ToroidalBoat "Modernly Tech Savvy"

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    Link Between Worlds.
     
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  13. Fauna Fox

    Fauna Fox Mainstream 2010s Nicktoon Furry Waifu

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    I'm playing through the Subspace Emissary in Smash Bros. Brawl. All I have left is the great maze.
     
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  14. QuiltGuilt

    QuiltGuilt My 2-cent_garbage.com

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    Been alternating between Fallout 4 and Sims 4 while waiting for TES 44
     
  15. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank He just won't go away

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    How many fucking 4s do you need
     
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    QuiltGuilt My 2-cent_garbage.com

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    All the 4s!
     
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  17. Sexual Tyrannosaurus

    Sexual Tyrannosaurus Mad Shitposter of Shimano Staff Member

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    I just finished Yakuza 6 (and am very sad about it.) I only have a few extra odds and ends to wrap up before I’ve completed it to my liking. (Not going for 100% completion because fuck Mahjong.)

    I’m kind of at a loss right now as of what to move on to. Money’s tight, so I’m not getting any new games, but I’ve got a bunch of other games that need attention:
    • Final Fantasy XV (Xbone): Dungeons, redo the DLC’s, Adamantoise, hunts, Royal Update stuff
    • Yakuza 0 (PS4): Missing a main story trophy so I’d have to go through New Game+, some mini-game odds n’ ends
    • Yakuza Kiwami (PS4): Haruka’s Trust Missions, a bunch of completion awards, some sub stories
    • Monster Hunter: World (Xbone): Pretty much everything - I’ve barely progressed at all
    • Yakuza 5 (PS3): Like 2 Chapters away from finishing the game, got distracted by chicken racing and also not as into the game as the other Yakuzies
    • Tokyo Jungle (PS3): I’m determined to get a 100 year pom run.
     
  18. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank He just won't go away

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    I've heard another Yakuza game came out earlier this year. Apparently it's got something to do with Fist of The North Star as well? Is it any good?
     
  19. Sexual Tyrannosaurus

    Sexual Tyrannosaurus Mad Shitposter of Shimano Staff Member

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    Yeah Hotoru ga Gotoku (I think). It’s only out in Japan right now. From my understanding and the little bit I’ve seen, it’s basically Fist of the Northstar with the voice cast from a Yakuza. I’m not a fan of Fist of the Northstar so I’m not sure how it is, tbh.

    Yakuza Kiwami 2 is out in America in August so that’s something to look forward to. I managed to get a Japanese copy with a gift pack back in December when it was released over there, but gave it to a friend, because I wanted the gift pack stuff. :D
     
  20. ToroidalBoat

    ToroidalBoat "Modernly Tech Savvy"

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    Ocarina of Time

    (I've been in a "Legend of Zelda phase" lately.)