Amazing game. Pick it up right now if you enjoy "point-and-click" titles. In comparsion to other titles of its ilk, there's pretty much an abscence of puzzles completely, but instead puts greater emphasis on player-input during the narrative, which is thoroughly absorbing and engaging. Sadly, the whole "choices & consequences" aspect feels pretty paper-thin, but it's only two episodes in so far, so that could change, hopefully.
Also playing Dishonored, at the moment. Best original title I've played since BioShock. It in fact handles morality even better (what with the mere act of killing hostiles determining how the story unfolds), and does bring a certain self-awareness on how much other games have more or less conditioned you to kill pre-emptively.
Oh, yeah, and these last two years, I've been playing the Elder Scrolls III, IV and V. On top of getting a full-time job. So, yeah. Pretty time-consuming. I love and adore Bethesda as much as I loathe and despise them. Stop giving me such wonderfully lush, detailed and buggy worlds, you pricks.
EDIT: Okay, I did a bit more then just play Elder Scrolls; two years of that would just be insane. That's just what I mostly remember doing. I think there was bit of Mass Effect 3 and Pokémon too, but everything else has been kinda fuzzy.
Post by Devo DrakeFox on Feb 19, 2014 20:18:38 GMT
Dead Space - Jeebus, this game is creepy. Resident Evil's got nothing on this. This game really keeps you on edge and you never feel truly safe. And some of the enemies are surely going to turn up in my nightmares at some point, like those things attached to the walls with their orifice tentacles and that unholy wailing! o__o
Post by Ringo (2015 Edition) on Feb 19, 2014 20:23:35 GMT
The Wolf Among Us. An absolutely fabulous point-and-click game which is very fun. I've also been playing Candy Blast Mania on my iPod Touch, which is very addictive. Also, I got Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on the way so I'm all set for gaming this coming weekend.
Is that any way to talk to the best possible gamer?
Personally I can get behind a 'guffaw' resurrection.
I guess I just pop on the forum whenever I use a computer...
I'll get back to you in a month.
I estimate (using Ringo's definition nonetheless), that your post will be ignored.
Post by Badly-Drawn Manchild on Feb 25, 2014 22:08:45 GMT
Metroid Prime 2. Been on a bit of a Metroid kick lately, as I recently played through Super Metroid as well.
Actually, this is my second attempt at it, given that I missed a one-time-only scan on my first run and had to restart. Not that I need much of an excuse to play these games, but I find the sequel to be more of a struggle to play through than the first. Mind you, the first Metroid Prime is probably my all-time favourite game (it's in the top three, certainly), so anything after that did feel like a struggle.
Post by Badly-Drawn Manchild on Mar 10, 2014 21:20:02 GMT
South Park: The Stick of Truth. I'm surprised some scenes in the console version were censored, as really they're completely mild compared to some of the other sights this game has shown, things that simply cannot be unseen...
Really fun game though; reminds me of the Mario and Luigi games.
Got the latest Naruto game ([censored] off, I'm not typing the full title it's got like fifty words in it), because as much as my interest in the series is non-existent nowadays, the games are generally very good fun and I was pleased to see the latest installment on Steam.
And it was great up until the final section, which was head-splittingly awful. I dunno if half that stuff happens in the manga but even if it does there is no excuse for that level of bull[censored]. Also I was more than familiar with the "Skip Scene?" screen by the end of it. Literally hours of people waffling between each fight.
And it was great up until the final section, which was head-splittingly awful. I dunno if half that stuff happens in the manga but even if it does there is no excuse for that level of bull[censored].
Nartuo Storm Whatever 3, right? Last I heard it had an alternate ending because the story arc at the time was still on-going in the manga, or something like that. Dunno why they couldn't just wait for a more sensible point to end on a cliff-hanger, like with Storm 2 at the end of the Pain arc, but money is money.
Post by Badly-Drawn Manchild on Mar 23, 2014 13:31:05 GMT
Dark Souls 2. I can't tell you how many times I've restarted the game already just trying to find the "right" build for me.
Holy hell, is it hard. I'm sure it's even harder than the first game (and that's one I never beat) even at this early point. I really dislike the system where you lose maximum health every time you die; as someone who dies A LOT in these games, it's a major pain in the arse to be punished this way. Sure, there are Human Effigies, but there's only so many of them to go around.
Highly doubtful I'll finish this one either, but it's not gonna be for lack of trying.
Shadowgrounds on steam. A fun top down shooter, but I ran into an annoying glitch where you need to kill yourself to progress to the next level, but other than that the game has been a lot of fun. Also I recently S ranked all the main levels in sonic generations, I could play that game over and over again although now that I think about it 56 recorded hours is a bit worrying!
Finally managed to beat that final boss in sonic 4 episode 1, I'd destroyed the final machine a number of times but kept dying on the floor collapsing stage, so it was very satisfying watching that end movie!