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Video games thread - "What are you playing?"


#4095

I got Metroid: Samus Returns for Christmas. I’m not convinced by the combat entirely - the melee counter is unbalanced, makes for an odd feeling and the 360 aim is weirdly less helpful than a normal 8 way aim - but the general package is good and I’m keen to dive into it.


#4096

Played a first hour of Horizon Zero Dawn tonight and already I’m enjoying it. Everything feels fairly intuitive and unfussy, there’s a good balance between linearity and exploration, the story is interesting and the visuals are amazing. I think I’m going to like this.


#4097

I love me some Sniper Elite so I’ve added that to my download queue.


#4098

Which creatures have you taken on so far?

The big tip from me would be: Play with Batman rules on - preparation is everything!

And yeah, the visuals manage to match and, at times, surpass Witcher 3. There’s an amazing design aesthetic to the game, especially on the robots.


#4099

Oh, I’m barely finished with the tutorial level at this point. I play these things slowly and do a lot of unnecessary running around and exploring. :slight_smile:


#4100

Good, good - this is one game you don’t want to rush.

The tutorial is pretty much genius for giving you a sense of attachment to Aloy.

I’m pretty certain I can say this’ll be the densest, something-to-find-everywhere gameworld you’ve ever played.


#4101

Yes, it was very nicely done. It reminded me a little of some of the preview material we’ve seen for the new God of War game.


#4102

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#4103

I got Samus Returns for Christmas as well. I haven’t played it yet but I’m excited to.
Because I hadn’t read anything about it (I only watched the announcement trailer and figured that a proper 3DS Metroid was worth buying) I didn’t realise that it’s a remake of an earlier game in the series. I was hoping for something a little more fresh but oh well. Hopefully it provides them with a good base from which to build the new stuff.


#4104

So…

I ended up with Witcher III, Call of Duty WWII, Need For Speed: The Rivals, The Last of Us and the recent Uncharted spin-off game.

I’ve delved into COD, NFS and TLOU, TLOU being the stand out, the other two doing what they say on the tin. It’s a nice selection of game-play for me to go between and not get too sucked in.

I imagine the Witcher will suck me in a great deal so I’m keeping it until I at least complete TLOU and I’ll prob take a whole sunday sometime soon and just pummel through Uncharted in one go.


#4105

It’s taken 338 and a half hours but I think I’ve finished with Fallout 4. Something a bit less sprawling and open world next I think…


#4106

:laughing: Yeah, you really ought to be!


#4107

Literally nothing left to do beyond the never-ending side quests and a couple collectables, both of which hold no interest post end game.


#4108

Crazy surprise Xmas gift from the software developing world.
A full on version of civilization VI is now available on iPad. Not cheap, but basically a full on port of the pc version …yay.


#4109

Something I’ve realized about myself…


#4110

I am totally into Stealth Puff the Magic Dragon!

(And I watched a decent print of Tank Girl last night.)


#4111

Yeah, that is me on basically every mission atm on Sniper Elite. I pay attention to the briefing, I look for the sniper nests, I wait patiently until my shots can be covered by ambient sounds but every time I end up running around with a machine gun blasting everyone I see.


#4112

Yeah, that is my standard MO. :laughing:


#4113

It turns out that all it took for me to buy Battlefront 2 was a decent sale price and a trailer narrated by John Boyega. I’ve never felt so simultaneously excited and ashamed. I get to fund EA’s casino for children!


#4114

The Boys asked to play “the zoo game” so we spent a while playing Zoo Tycoon on freeform mode. While I was helping them to navigate the UI I realised that I haven’t done anything but the freeform mode. I spent a few hours working through the challenges and unlocking lots of new stuff.

I also went back to Battlefield 1 as I got the premium pass on sale. As always I’m rubbish at it and I hate learning new maps so that only compounds my rubbishness. At least the loot crates in this one just give skins.