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Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006

echinopsis posted:

ive yet to have my first play. why hunger and thirst off? should i play with or without

on is good because its not really awful like it is in other games. it adds an additional layer of planning to your expeditions

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Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006

NoneMoreNegative posted:

Decided to try Far Cry 5 on the free weekend, I played 1-4 all through to completion and enjoyed them all (to varying degrees), this one seems very much 'more of the same', very pretty looking game as well. I popped 3 cultists with a pistol and then found a compound bow in a bunker as my first mission reward and I haven't picked up another gun since - clearing an outpost without them ever knowing you were there is a lot of fun. The bow handles much like the previous games, especially in Blood Dragon where I also used it pretty much exclusively.

I don't know if I'd pay full or even half price for it, but a tenner seems a fair outlay.

Also I have a dog buddy who will sniff out bad guys for me to arrow :cool:

they story is probably the worst of the series, but it does look fantastic and its a fun world to play around in.


Roosevelt posted:

feeling frisky. which is the best wolfenstein?

the new order (1) and the new colossus (2) are both very good and theres no reason you shouldn't play 1 and then 2

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006

Sagebrush posted:

i got the halo master chef collection and man, original halo is not as good a game as i remembered. miles and miles of literally identical corridors and arenas, tons of one-hit kill bullshit, not enough ammo, really inaccurate weapons, and the checkpoint system is super dumb and only saves at some random point in the middle of nowhere instead of after a big battle so you have to keep playing the same fight over and over again.

i guess it was a huge deal in 2001 and it was the first real shooter on a console after goldeneye, but ugh

it is pretty cool how you can press tab in the middle of the game and it instantly switches between the original graphics and the remake ones, though

halo was insanely bad and boring but it was the first playable fps on a console

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006
i got a valve index and vr is just like real life

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006
i bought titanfall 2 and im going thru the single player and its pretty good. the research lab w/ the time mechanic combined w/ the titanfall movement is probably one of the most fun things in a video jame in a long time.

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006

computer toucher posted:

seriouspostibg about vidya shames: thereís something about rdr2 and itís open world which makes it feel shallow, like you find a farmhouse and the only thing you can anticipate is either getting ignored or shot at. Fallout did this much better, where a lot of locations told a little story and you could interact with the npcís so exploring had always a sense of excitement to it. in rdr2 itís just wilderness, animals and bandits. I found a cool house with all sorts of lamps and stuff inside but there was no way to get inside or any hint of what that house was so it was just static graphics as far as I could tell. meh.

something about the rdr2 approach just felt hollow, even though itís gorgeous and very well made otherwise.

fallout is way uglier but somehow a lot more compelling.

rdr2 looked like a reskin of gta's bad combat but with tedious horse maintenance mechanics so i skipped it

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006
the outer wilds does it pretty well

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006
system shock and system shock 2 are both really good as is system shock 3 (for some reason ss3 is called Prey).

ss1 is kind of rough to play because of the janky controls. ss2 is still really good and you can get some texture packs for the environment and weapons that make it look better at high rez.

ss remastered has been in the pipe for atleast 4 years and i hope it turns out well.

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006
Doom Eternal is really fun

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006
i have an index and half life alyx is pretty amazing. whether u wanna spend $1000 on it is really up to u.

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006
finally the true gamer throne for true gamers

https://twitter.com/LogitechG/status/1285918561328914433?s=20

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006

CRIP EATIN BREAD posted:

i already played alyx but $1000 isnt really a big deal

buy it then cause the controllers rule and the headset is higher rez/refresh rate than the vive.

altho i havent really looked at the newer vive and rift headsets so idk if they're better than the index.

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006

NoneMoreNegative posted:

I hope whoever launches V3 of home VR kit gets the FOV a bunch wider than the current face-binoculars effect we have now. It's amazing how immersive and fun VR can be even hobbled with the limitations it has, so better horizontal views will be a real step up.

(also the foveated rendering / eye tracking tech pls)

i want wireless.

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006
vr is pretty fun and it would suck to not be able to afford it.

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006
idk if xbox game pass makes any money. it seems like more of a loss leader

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006

Fuzzy Mammal posted:

good news that's like the only gameplay in the entire thing it's looking like. i really don't get the move towards fmv trailers. some of these you can't even tell what genre of game it is!

there was plenty of in game stuff. you can tell cause it looks janky as gently caress like stalker 2 or pso

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006

lol

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006
what the gently caress ui is that, some kind of linux?

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006

lol

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006

KOTEX GOD OF BLOOD posted:

ive never played subnautica but survival mechanics make me nervous

the survival mechanics in subnautica aren't lovely and annoying like other games and add to the experience.

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006

NoneMoreNegative posted:

for VR hat-havers; FALLOUT4 and SKYRIM are available cheap via GMG right now. Skyrim is the more polished game (and even then it's a hack / shoehorn vr implementation) but I really liked the pistol gunplay in F4, plus they are both still the only true big open world VR games on offer.

https://www.greenmangaming.com/games/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-vr-pc/

https://www.greenmangaming.com/games/fallout-4-vr/

idk how skyrim vr is but fo4vr is broken abandonware

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006
far cry 2 had so much good poo poo like the different damage animations. not just pure quantity of animations, but by damage type. also better ai, better environmental destruction/effects, better everything other than maybe plot.

seeing fart cry 5 look pretty amazing but then you get up close and the bushes are sprites is just really lovely.

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006
i just started playing satisfactory and now its 4 am. its pretty good, but i dont think ive gotten that far. if they could add some kind of exploration based mystery like subnautica it would be pretty amazing.

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006
satisfactory is real good. if you liked factorio you'd probably like it. Its similar to subnautica in some of the resource gathering and crafting aspects, but it doesnt have the same drive for exploration that subnautica does (yet). you need to explore to find more resources, but there isnt really a story at this point in development.

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006
i tried fallout 76 when they had a free weekend on steam and it was janky and laggy. they havent fixed anything and it wont be worth playing until they get rid of the multiplayer and the bethesda store. they wont ever do either of those.

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006

NoneMoreNegative posted:

the just-released Steam version is touted as the 'Ultimate' with both add-on dlcs included, not sure if they are planning any more after this to make a bit extra cash from the new playerbase though.

Looking at the Steam reviews (never a good idea usually) this version has some always-on connection DRM bullshit that neither the Epic nor the upcoming (sept 10th) GOG version do, so if that's an issue then wait for the GOG version.

if its normal steam drm you have to launch the game once while steam is online and then it can be played offline.

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006
i didnt realize Control was Remedy. Sam Lake is a good video game writer and they hire good voice actors.

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006
new nvidia cards are coming. 3090 is like xbox huge

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006

Achmed Jones posted:

what makes epic worse than any other digital game store? the whole spat with Apple is dumb but people have hated epic for a long time and I don't really get why

note that i haven't played computer games on the regular since well before the epic store existed so I'm pretty out of the loop

its probably fine now but when they started buying up exclusives it didnt have basic functionality that steam had, but i think they've added most of it.

alot of it is people dont like the exclusivity deals, but from the dev/publisher standpoint its totally understandable when you realize just how much money Epic is paying. pubs/devs get more of a cut then they'd normally get of sales plus the estimated losses from not being on steam plus some additional money. it'd be kind of crazy for a developer or publisher to turn it down. especially since they expire and then you get another bunch of sales on steam.

idk if its working out for epic, but its probably the best strat they could have.

the secret real best alternative to steam by miles and miles is Xbox game pass. Its like all the best games of the last 10 years for $5/month and then some newer ones like FS2020.

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006
the accents in far harbor are terrible. nobody knows how to do a proper maine accent.

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006

jesus WEP posted:

idk what is a maine accent other than stephen king writing “ayuh” every two pages in every single book he set there

you generally wouldnt ever hear it unless you're from maine. these are some decent examples of actual mainers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpuR-WeQjc8&t=270s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZDpx1aLovc&t=13s



lol someone else made a video about it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agUbQgSXwVc

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006
they put almost no effort into bf5 and it feels like a community made mod for bf1. what little effort they did make went into loving up the gunplay and squad mechanics.

if you got it for free then its probably worth giving a try but i wouldnt spend any money on it.

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006

FAT32 SHAMER posted:

Iím extremely hesitant to buy digital games for a system that will be outdated every 5-8 years and will require being pulled out of the closet in order to play old good games on

I used to collect retro games and it was awesome when I was a bachelor and could have all my systems under my tv and have an switch that let me toss 4 systems per tv input, but now those systems are two year old bait and the cables are a combination of strangling hazard and yoinking the tv off the wall hazard so I canít really go back and play super Mario sunshine or whatever without a lot of effort

that being said Iím pretty sure none of my TVs have rca connections and I would imagine scaling with something other than that $400 Japanese scaler will make all my games look like poo poo unless I keep a 200lb 30 year old Panasonic on hand

will the PS5 read PS1 and PS2 discs or will I have to rebuy them from some garbage Sony Store for $1 a pop

i'd imagine for sony it will be like steam or xbox where you buy the game and you can play it on all ur devices for all games from the last generation and onward cause its all PCs.

nintendo has the dual problems of completely different and incompatible hardware for every console release and then being the worst at online services

with xbox specifically they're gonna be going hard on xbox game pass over the next few years probably ending up with game streaming as the final form of the xbox brand.

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006

haveblue posted:

skip the cost of the optical drive, plus the chance to get the customer in a position where literally every purchase they make goes through their storefront

from watching the preorder fracas it looks like the no disc model is way more popular than the disc model. rip gamestop

remember when dumbass console gamers were scared of not being able to share or resell their physical games? lol

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006

Sagebrush posted:

So the 3080s "went on sale" at 6am this morning and sold out in less than one minute on every site. It sounds like approximately zero normal people were able to buy one.

Apparently plenty of scalper bots managed to snap them up, though, because they're already available on eBay for double the msrp, and it sounds like all the shrieking gamer ~influencers~ also have theirs set aside and on the way

Everything working as intended

yeah they're not gonna be available until Q1. They arent gonna have the capacity for demand AND the actual cards you're gonna want to buy wont be on the market probably for another month or so.

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006
lol

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006
i think i killed that thing in one go cause i just exploded it with launch.

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006
i bought hardspace shipbreaker. its ok, but its early access and needs more polish and more diversity of spaceships

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006

Agile Vector posted:

i got a bit frustrated early on with the controls so I've not gotten far. its neat through and a nice change from flying the ships


i dont use wasd (cause im not a scrub) so i rebound everything anyway and it works fine for movement, but there are some oddities with some of the tool controls. the game doesnt have scroll wheel tool switch like you'd expect which is annoying, but then there are other wierd things like the cutter has 3 modes (precise, wide cut vertical, wide cut horizontal) and instead of just having a button to switch between those 3 modes you have to hit the weapon bind button to switch between precise and widecut and then once it wide cut you can use a different key to switch between vertical and horizontal.

i think its the kind of thing that gets cleaned up as more people play and it works its way thru early access player input.

Shaggar fucked around with this message at 20:18 on Sep 18, 2020

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Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006
you can stack charge blast radius mods to the point that it starts killing you which is hilarious

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