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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby Haggis_McMutton on Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:30 pm

conquerclub

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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby bedub1 on Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:46 pm

Haggis_McMutton wrote:conquerclub

> can't believe no one said that yet.

If you are going to talk about conquerclub you need to move to general. We only talk about off-topics here.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby Army of GOD on Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:48 pm

San Andreas

I'm looking to beat it 100% again.

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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby Timminz on Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:04 pm

Gran Turismo 5. I've been playing it pretty solidly for almost a year and a half. I would like to get the platinum trophy, although I don't know if it'll happen.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby DiM on Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:18 pm

Woodruff wrote:
DiM wrote:
Woodruff wrote: much prefer games of the nature of Risk, Civilization, Chess...the one-move-at-a-time-and-now-it's-your-turn style. Though simultaneous moves are also great. But I don't care as much for real-time unless the strategy is just incredible.


have you tried crusader kings 2? it's extremely complex and awesome.


It doesn't ring a bell. I'll have to check it out. What sort of a "style" is it? The back of my mind is trying to tell me that it's similar to the Age of Empires series?

DiM wrote:also any of the total war games are brilliant (assuming you actually take your time and fight all battles and don't autoresolve them)


I enjoyed Shogun Total War a great deal. I haven't played the other editions very much at all.


crusader kings 2 is closer to the total war series than to the AoE series.
here's a video review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09rB7AlDOjI

i too am a big fan of strategies. unfortunately i do not have the time to play them as i like. nowadays i mostly play games that allow me to have quick fun in short periods of time.
for example i'm at work now so i can do a few races in insane 2 or play a few matches in fifa 12.
crusader things is something that can't be played in 10 minute intervals.
i usually save good strategy games for when i have a few free days in a row.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby rdsrds2120 on Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:38 pm

Woodruff wrote:
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Woodruff wrote:The majority of my gametime is spent on Battle For Wesnoth (I'm telling you people, if you like strategy games...and I KNOW YOU DO...you gotta get this...it's free!).

Aside from that, I still hit up Zoo Tycoon, Neverwinter Nights, Blood Bowl and FIFA 09 (I don't like the later versions much, as their manager modes blow, and that's what I enjoy).


Strategy games, eh? Have you ever played any Fire Emblem games?


It does not ring any bells...any titles I should look up specifically?

I should point out that I HATE HATE HATE first-person-shooter style games. I much prefer games of the nature of Risk, Civilization, Chess...the one-move-at-a-time-and-now-it's-your-turn style. Though simultaneous moves are also great. But I don't care as much for real-time unless the strategy is just incredible.


Good Christ, Fire Emblem is just that. They're Nintendo based, but you can download emulation software and have the SNES or GameBoy/DS games run on your computer nicely. There are also GC and Wii titles available. I don't know that you'll like the story very much, but the actual gameplay is very Risk and Chesslike, where each piece can move a certain number of squares from a starting position on a board to advance in a turn-by-turn system like chess. The difference, however, is that all of your pieces can move each turn, and like Chess, some are more valuable than others.

Furthermore, and this is perhaps the best (yet most frustrating) part of these game is that you have the same team from mission to mission, so if someone dies in mission 2, they're permanently dead, and you don't get them back. Granted, you get more as the game progresses, but they're usually weaker, as is the consequence of being foolish and letting too many of your people die.

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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby greenoaks on Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:31 pm

i am trying to play Civ 5 but Steam is giving me the shits
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby Army of GOD on Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:53 pm

greenoaks wrote:i am trying to play Civ 5 but Steam is giving me the shits


I feel like V was a downgrade from IV. I can't stand their decision to remove religion.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby shieldgenerator7 on Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:04 pm

I used to play Space Empires V awhile back, a pretty good strategy game,
but now when I do game I'm usually playing some MLP fan game or Pokemon Fire Red to see how overpoweredly I can defeat my opponents.

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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby greenoaks on Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:11 pm

Army of GOD wrote:
greenoaks wrote:i am trying to play Civ 5 but Steam is giving me the shits


I feel like V was a downgrade from IV. I can't stand their decision to remove religion.

i haven't got to that yet, still trying to register my game of the year version with Steam
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby whitestazn88 on Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:55 pm

slowly picking through skyrim, looking to get mass effect 3 soon, but i don't like to spend money on games when I only play like 2 hours a week. def gonna get the last of us though.

and hoping to get a new laptop/pc sometime in the next few months to play that diablo 3, but i don't want to spend money on a new rig when the one i've got right now is usable for everything i need aside from gaming.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby Woodruff on Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:18 am

whitestazn88 wrote:slowly picking through skyrim, looking to get mass effect 3 soon, but i don't like to spend money on games when I only play like 2 hours a week. def gonna get the last of us though.

and hoping to get a new laptop/pc sometime in the next few months to play that diablo 3, but i don't want to spend money on a new rig when the one i've got right now is usable for everything i need aside from gaming.


You say "aside from gaming" as if that matters.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby DiM on Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:04 am

Army of GOD wrote:
greenoaks wrote:i am trying to play Civ 5 but Steam is giving me the shits


I feel like V was a downgrade from IV. I can't stand their decision to remove religion.


+1

i can't stop thinking they did it to somehow become more politically correct and at the same time dumb down the game.

however once i heard they plan an expansion it was clear they only did it for profit.

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/02/16/civilization-v-expansion-adds-religion-spies.aspx

once the expansion is out i'll give civ5 another chance and maybe this time it will sit on my hdd more than a few days.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby DiM on Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:12 am

whitestazn88 wrote:looking to get mass effect 3 soon, but i don't like to spend money on games when I only play like 2 hours a week. def gonna get the last of us though.


don't bother with ME3. it's slightly better than ME2 but still nothing more than a mediocre game (at best).
it's so dumbed down it makes me sick. it's not an rpg it's not a 3rd person shooter. it's repetitive and frankly even the graphics kinda suck. all you do is use the same weapon throughout the game, you always shoot from cover because the level designers made sure you have a crate, a mound of debris, or something else. even advancing from A to B is actually a series of jumps from one cover place to another. a completely artificial feeling. oh and they ruined the illusive man.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby whitestazn88 on Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:41 pm

DiM wrote:
whitestazn88 wrote:looking to get mass effect 3 soon, but i don't like to spend money on games when I only play like 2 hours a week. def gonna get the last of us though.


don't bother with ME3. it's slightly better than ME2 but still nothing more than a mediocre game (at best).
it's so dumbed down it makes me sick. it's not an rpg it's not a 3rd person shooter. it's repetitive and frankly even the graphics kinda suck. all you do is use the same weapon throughout the game, you always shoot from cover because the level designers made sure you have a crate, a mound of debris, or something else. even advancing from A to B is actually a series of jumps from one cover place to another. a completely artificial feeling. oh and they ruined the illusive man.


well gosh, i just wanted another chance at boning tiara or whatever that alien body suit wearing chicks name is. thanks for ruining it for me.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby tkr4lf on Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:51 pm

Gonna be giving Red Dead Redemption a go here in a few days. Looking forward to that, as the youtube videos have all looked cool as hell.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby Gillipig on Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:54 pm

One thing I've noticed is how little graphics really matters. If the story is good the game can get away with poor graphics.
Take Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic as an example. Made in 2004 but still fun to play because of how good the storyline is. Now take Star Wars Force Unleashed. Much better graphics but awful story! Only played something like 30 minutes before I got bored of it.
It's wonderful with a game like Elder Scrolls V Skyrim because it has both. Good graphics and good storyline.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby tkr4lf on Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:07 pm

Gillipig wrote:One thing I've noticed is how little graphics really matters. If the story is good the game can get away with poor graphics.
Take Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic as an example. Made in 2004 but still fun to play because of how good the storyline is. Now take Star Wars Force Unleashed. Much better graphics but awful story! Only played something like 30 minutes before I got bored of it.
It's wonderful with a game like Elder Scrolls V Skyrim because it has both. Good graphics and good storyline.

Skyrim's story isn't all that. It's ok, but it's nothing compared to previous ES games.

I agree with you on the story over graphics part though, and also about KoToR...that's one of my favorite games.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby DiM on Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:25 pm

tkr4lf wrote:Gonna be giving Red Dead Redemption a go here in a few days. Looking forward to that, as the youtube videos have all looked cool as hell.


make sure you get the undead nightmare dlc. i dare to say that this expansion is even better than the game and red dead redemption is an awesome game. =D>
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby DiM on Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:36 pm

Gillipig wrote:One thing I've noticed is how little graphics really matters. If the story is good the game can get away with poor graphics.



sadly this is mostly valid for old gamers.

just look at game sales and you'll see nice graphics and massive marketing are all that matters these days.

youngsters don't have the patience to read elaborate stories, take part in long dialogues or challenge their brain for hours to solve a puzzle. they don't want to explore, they want to be guided, they don't want to read pages of text, they want action and finally they don't want to be challenged, they want everything handed to them on a platter filled with lots of achievements.
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Postby tkr4lf on Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:30 pm

DiM wrote:
tkr4lf wrote:Gonna be giving Red Dead Redemption a go here in a few days. Looking forward to that, as the youtube videos have all looked cool as hell.


make sure you get the undead nightmare dlc. i dare to say that this expansion is even better than the game and red dead redemption is an awesome game. =D>

Unfortunately I don't have a choice as to what I get to play. My nephews are coming to visit and bringing their xboxes, so I asked my brother to send the game down with them so I can play it. I'm not sure if he has the GotY edition or not, so I may or may not be able to play the zombie part. Either way, I'm sure I'll enjoy it.


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Gillipig wrote:One thing I've noticed is how little graphics really matters. If the story is good the game can get away with poor graphics.



sadly this is mostly valid for old gamers.

just look at game sales and you'll see nice graphics and massive marketing are all that matters these days.

youngsters don't have the patience to read elaborate stories, take part in long dialogues or challenge their brain for hours to solve a puzzle. they don't want to explore, they want to be guided, they don't want to read pages of text, they want action and finally they don't want to be challenged, they want everything handed to them on a platter filled with lots of achievements.

Unfortunately, this is the truth. And thus most new games are crap.

It's one of my biggest gripes about Skyrim/Oblivion. At least in Morrowind you actually had to pay attention to directions from your questgivers, since no icon popped up on screen telling you where to go. Hell, I remember searching for hours for some damn cave out in the Molag Amur, before I finally gave up and looked online. Turns out due to a mistake, the questgiver gave faulty directions lol. Still, it was more realistic than some arrow pointing you to all of your quests.
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Re: What video/computer game are you currently playing?

Postby BigBallinStalin on Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:57 pm

Gillipig wrote:One thing I've noticed is how little graphics really matters. If the story is good the game can get away with poor graphics.
Take Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic as an example. Made in 2004 but still fun to play because of how good the storyline is. Now take Star Wars Force Unleashed. Much better graphics but awful story! Only played something like 30 minutes before I got bored of it.
It's wonderful with a game like Elder Scrolls V Skyrim because it has both. Good graphics and good storyline.


Good storyline? Really?

Remember in Oblivion, when you start in a prison, and the emperor is like "whoa, man, you're the one. derp, so come along, let's get outta here!" ? WAT

So, in Skyrim, let's put you in a wagon, as a prisoner, to be executed... Insert action/escape scene! OH MAN! TOTALLY DIFFERENT!! SO ORIGINAL!! What's with the prisoner beginning? Does it ever get stale? Can these people be any less creative???


For these games, and their storylines, my standard is Fallout 1 and Fallout 2. The dialogue in Skyrim just sucks. You can't really say anything funny, or witty, or astute. It's just nothing. Your dialogue options are bland and stale. You may as well say 1, 2, 3, or 4, and they'll the respond differently.

With these games, it's about eye candy. That's what most people want. As far as good stories go, they've been completely lacking in this industry. Give the people good graphics, and they'll think anything associated with it (dialogue, storyline) is good.
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Postby BigBallinStalin on Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:59 pm

DiM wrote:
Gillipig wrote:One thing I've noticed is how little graphics really matters. If the story is good the game can get away with poor graphics.



sadly this is mostly valid for old gamers.

just look at game sales and you'll see nice graphics and massive marketing are all that matters these days.

youngsters don't have the patience to read elaborate stories, take part in long dialogues or challenge their brain for hours to solve a puzzle. they don't want to explore, they want to be guided, they don't want to read pages of text, they want action and finally they don't want to be challenged, they want everything handed to them on a platter filled with lots of achievements.


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Postby Symmetry on Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:03 pm

The Humble indie Bundle is up and running again, for peeps who are interested in gaming.

http://www.humblebundle.com/

Always some good games, and you pay what you want.

A little over 8 bucks will get you Psychonauts and Braid, worth the price alone, but there are always extras.
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Postby Timminz on Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:07 pm

Symmetry wrote:The Humble indie Bundle is up and running again, for peeps who are interested in gaming.

http://www.humblebundle.com/

Always some good games, and you pay what you want.


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