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Handsome Ralph
Sep 3, 2004

Oh boy, posting!
That's where I'm a Viking!


I need to play Alan Wake 2 as I got it for Christmas, but I want to replay Alan Wake 1 first, and I just haven't had the time. Curses.

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Hyrax Attack!
Jan 13, 2009

We demand to be taken seriously

Handsome Ralph posted:

I need to play Alan Wake 2 as I got it for Christmas, but I want to replay Alan Wake 1 first, and I just haven't had the time. Curses.

I played through years back & liked it but settled for YouTube plot recap videos as a refresher. Guessing current editions omit the VERIZON billboards during tense nightmare segments.

Nuclear Tourist
Apr 7, 2005

The car that he drove in the first game was a funny one too, I guess Alan Wake was one out of about five people that actually bought a Lincoln MKT.

A.o.D.
Jan 15, 2006

Nuclear Tourist posted:

The car that he drove in the first game was a funny one too, I guess Alan Wake was one out of about five people that actually bought a Lincoln MKT.

Is that the one that is really good for rolling boogers in?

Steezo
Jun 16, 2003
Now go away, or I shall taunt you a second time!


Hyrax Attack! posted:

I played through years back & liked it but settled for YouTube plot recap videos as a refresher. Guessing current editions omit the VERIZON billboards during tense nightmare segments.

Eh, given what their rates were it's appropriate fir a nightmare section.

facialimpediment
Feb 11, 2005

as the world turns

Handsome Ralph posted:

I need to play Alan Wake 2 as I got it for Christmas, but I want to replay Alan Wake 1 first, and I just haven't had the time. Curses.

Don't leave out American Nightmare as well, or at least watch all the Scratch videos. Excellent, hilarious villain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYZjggIwWjc

Just wrapped the first Alan Wake II DLC chapter and yep, y'all definitely need to play the base game first. It's as batshit as was advertised.

Hyrax Attack! posted:

Guessing current editions omit the VERIZON billboards during tense nightmare segments.

It is nice that Epic Games basically funded Remedy for all of Alan Wake II, so there's zero weirdo Energizer Battery promotions. And the feds get a poo poo-rear end rental.

subterfudge
Aug 5, 2015
New Doom.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tk8lkmYGWQ

Duzzy Funlop
Jan 13, 2010

Hi there, would you like to try some spicy products?


Skull-grinding Flak-dispenser is metal as gently caress.

Also, piloting giant mechs and flyers...in Doom?

:stare:

Duzzy Funlop
Jan 13, 2010

Hi there, would you like to try some spicy products?

Also, fan-made trailers have been getting increasingly nuts over the last couple of years

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJOZN3YhLtY

Nuclear Tourist
Apr 7, 2005

May I tempt you with a circa 2010 Ford Fusion?

M_Gargantua
Oct 16, 2006

STOMP'N ON INTO THE POWERLINES

Exciting Lemon

Duzzy Funlop posted:

Also, fan-made trailers have been getting increasingly nuts over the last couple of years

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJOZN3YhLtY

Goddamn

Icon Of Sin
Dec 26, 2008



Duzzy Funlop posted:

Skull-grinding Flak-dispenser is metal as gently caress.

Itís some :black101: poo poo, and I am here for it :getin:

Comrade Blyatlov
Aug 4, 2007


should have picked four fingers





bird food bathtub posted:

Manor Lords has me hooked pretty good since Friday. Early access stuff like two policies you can sign, ever, on a tree that shows like 20, and the tutorial is not going to give you critical information so you learn the hard way. Games still fun, I'm getting stuff figured out and getting solid progress towards kicking that baron's rear end.

Plays kinda like Starcraft but not just "build a pylon". A much more detailed and engaging city system where you're optimising buildings, managing personnel and supply chains, planning yearly crops for food and so on. Going to war takes a huge chunk of your population out of the shops and fields so can grind your economy to a halt.

Battles can usually be won by bigger numbers and push armies together if you want, but if you get down low and start looking there's morale bonuses that matter, charging spearmen hurts like a motherfucker, the high ground matters, flanking will destroy armies with no armor from behind, archers force units to run through engagement range reducing stamina for the melee and more I haven't found yet.

I think there's also tools for an eventual castle building/siege step in province control.

I put a few hours into it today and I can't help but feel Farthest Frontier does the town side better, and while the combat is deeper and the region mechanic is interesting it's just.... not that exciting. That said, it's still early access.

M_Gargantua
Oct 16, 2006

STOMP'N ON INTO THE POWERLINES

Exciting Lemon
Iíve put 80 hours into Ultimate Admiral in 2.5 weeks.

It scratches the right sort of grog.

A lot of the underlying mechanics will feel very similar to anyone who ever got into Aurora4x. But itís wrapped up with a coherent focus and a UI that works.

CommieGIR
Aug 22, 2006

The blue glow is a feature, not a bug


Pillbug

M_Gargantua posted:

Iíve put 80 hours into Ultimate Admiral in 2.5 weeks.

It scratches the right sort of grog.

A lot of the underlying mechanics will feel very similar to anyone who ever got into Aurora4x. But itís wrapped up with a coherent focus and a UI that works.

Yeah Ultimate Admiral is great, I love being able to build my own ships. Gameplay can be frustrating but otherwise rewarding. Gunnery is inaccurate though I suspect that's fairly realistic.

FrozenVent
May 1, 2009

The Boeing 737-200QC is the undisputed workhorse of the skies.
Weird timing, I just got back into Rule the Waves 3.

orange juche
Mar 14, 2012



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hTJuXYnwnk

Hey two finger how are you regarding space diesels? This seems up your alley lmao, it's an alpha tech demo, but all the engineering systems are functional and work in a way that is sensible to someone who understands engineering.

orange juche fucked around with this message at 05:52 on Jun 15, 2024

Comrade Blyatlov
Aug 4, 2007


should have picked four fingers





i only clicked through that video briefly but it looks close in theory to the simulators i trained on

pretty neat but god i don't want to do that for fun hahaha

Redeye Flight
Mar 26, 2010

God, I'm so tired. What the hell did I post last night?

FrozenVent posted:

Weird timing, I just got back into Rule the Waves 3.

I've put hours into RTW3 in a way I haven't for anything since I first got into Paradox games in undergrad.

The drat thing is so easy to just boot up and fall into the spreadsheets and be lost for hours drawing pixel boats.

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orange juche
Mar 14, 2012



Comrade Blyatlov posted:

i only clicked through that video briefly but it looks close in theory to the simulators i trained on

pretty neat but god i don't want to do that for fun hahaha

Yeah that's just the engineering plant, the other systems are supposed to be similarly detailed, since it's supposed to be "Starship simulator" and while this guy is doing it all himself, you can task AI crewmembers to assist with things so that you're not doing all this poo poo yourself, or you somehow rope friends/random internet people into doing the annoying poo poo for you.

I'd say this is overly ambitious for a small dev team, but the guy who's making this has done this thing 3 or 4 times before with similar levels of attention to detail for both Star Trek (got a C&D from Paramount lol) and Orville (Got the opposite of a C&D, got an attaboy and encouragement).

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