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

PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:04 am
by deathcomesrippin
Woodruff wrote:
deathcomesrippin wrote:
Woodruff wrote:
AndyDufresne wrote:Woodruff (or anyone), are you into 4x games? I pretty much am a sucker for space based games, movies, science, etc. Via Steam's sale, I stumbled across Endless Space (2012 release) plus its new DLC that just came out a few weeks ago, for ~$12. It looks like a strategy game I could get into, so after watching some "Lets Play" youtube videos, I am hopping into it.


Interesting...I've not seen this one before. I may have to look into it.


I wasn't a fan of endless space. I found it to seem too much like Armada 2625. For what it's worth.


Have you played Masters of Orion (or Moo 2), by chance? You fast-posted my edit where I mentioned I thought it sounded like that game.

I've not played Armada 2625.

deathcomesrippin wrote:I am playing Rogue Legacy right now. Meth style addiction. My kids are suffering.


I dearly love the well-made Rogue-like games (I actually still play the original Rogue from time to time). I briefly looked at the Wiki for this, but it didn't explain things very well...how does the whole "pass on to your kids at death" thing work?


It's nothing so cool as actually passing something on, but when you die (which you will over and over and over again), you will be offered the choice of three "kids". These kids will be random classes of ones you have unlocked, and will have random feats/perks/whatever you want to call them attached to them, up to two. Most of them are aesthetic, such as making the game 2d (you are flat so when you turn backwards it makes you or enemies look like a paper mario), some are bad, and some are good. Each kid will also be assigned a random spell that ranges from useless to awesome. Each time you die you can swap into new gear you have unlocked to customize your class a bit better, and also attach runes to the gear to give some added powerups. It looks cheesy, but is really super fun.

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

PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:14 pm
by AndyDufresne
Woodruff wrote:
AndyDufresne wrote:Woodruff (or anyone), are you into 4x games? I pretty much am a sucker for space based games, movies, science, etc. Via Steam's sale, I stumbled across Endless Space (2012 release) plus its new DLC that just came out a few weeks ago, for ~$12. It looks like a strategy game I could get into, so after watching some "Lets Play" youtube videos, I am hopping into it.


Interesting...I've not seen this one before. I may have to look into it. From that video, it reminds me a lot of Masters of Orion (one of my favorite games, though it is quite old).


GOG.com is selling Master of Orion 1, 2, and 3 cheap right now.

Also for Steam, Xcom Enemy Unknown is 9.99, and well worth the buy if you like tactical squad base combat against aliens.


--Andy

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

PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:13 pm
by Woodruff
AndyDufresne wrote:GOG.com is selling Master of Orion 1, 2, and 3 cheap right now.


Yeah, I saw that. I think MOO 2 is the only good one of the three though, and I already have that one.

So is Endless Space along the lines of MOO, or is it significantly different?

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

PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:35 pm
by rishaed
Don't know, its a bit like Civ4 in my opinion, but the best of the Sid Meier Simulations had to of been the old Alpha Centauri (maybe it was the only one I could win at.....)

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

PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:56 am
by Woodruff
rishaed wrote:Don't know, its a bit like Civ4 in my opinion, but the best of the Sid Meier Simulations had to of been the old Alpha Centauri (maybe it was the only one I could win at.....)


I too prefer Alpha Centauri. Of the Civs, I probably like #3 the best.

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

PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:06 am
by GreecePwns
Rugby Challenge is a fun game. Even for people who don't know rugby at all (the tutorial is very good).

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

PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:35 pm
by rishaed
Woodruff wrote:
rishaed wrote:Don't know, its a bit like Civ4 in my opinion, but the best of the Sid Meier Simulations had to of been the old Alpha Centauri (maybe it was the only one I could win at.....)


I too prefer Alpha Centauri. Of the Civs, I probably like #3 the best.

I find it hard to expand your army, your Empire, and your tech at the same time, and If you optimize lets say on expansion through settlers, you are likely to get taken over by said neighbors (CPU's) which magically manage to do all of it at the same time :roll: Either that or I'm not playing the game right.... 8-[

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

PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:10 pm
by muy_thaiguy
Got the new NCAA 14, some new features in this one, like Ultimate Team and the spread option offense.

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

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:01 am
by rdsrds2120
I've been playing FEZ, and boy, is it deep. If you really, really like puzzle games, FEZ is for you. It's sort of MYST-esque in the fact that there's not much conveyance on how to solve the puzzles: it's almost all inference and noticing clues that are, really, in plain sight once you see them. The 2D in a 3D world was fun to mess around with and the soundscape is amazing.

Discount on Steam for $5, I believe.

BMO

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

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:57 am
by muy_thaiguy
muy_thaiguy wrote:Got the new NCAA 14, some new features in this one, like Ultimate Team and the spread option offense.

Also to add on, even if you edit your roster to be 99 across the board (highest you can go), the game will still punish you for either not reading the defense properly or letting a guy get open on offense when you're playing defense.

Though with Road to Glory, they added a feature (along with the whole Heisman thing) where you can play as a player already on a team's roster and go until their senior year. Still can't play as o-line or tight end (kicker and punter as well).

Oh, and they finally implemented it so really stron d-linemen can push o-linemen backwards. That's something the game had been lacking for a while.

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

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:17 am
by AndyDufresne
rdsrds2120 wrote:I've been playing FEZ, and boy, is it deep. If you really, really like puzzle games, FEZ is for you. It's sort of MYST-esque in the fact that there's not much conveyance on how to solve the puzzles: it's almost all inference and noticing clues that are, really, in plain sight once you see them. The 2D in a 3D world was fun to mess around with and the soundscape is amazing.

Discount on Steam for $5, I believe.

BMO

FEZ is a nice game to dink around with a couple of minutes each day. I'm saving it for some airport play right now. Ha. After playing it though for a time, I got the point where I was playing another game and for a moment I tried to use the FEZ controls to turn the world map. Ha.


--Andy

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

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:55 pm
by GreecePwns
Anyone watch EVO over the weekend? The Melee tournament in particular was awesome, I think I'll be picking that up again. Also, prior to this weekend I had not ever seen of (let alone played) King of Fighters, but that game looks beautiful.

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

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:55 pm
by Woodruff
rishaed wrote:
Woodruff wrote:
rishaed wrote:Don't know, its a bit like Civ4 in my opinion, but the best of the Sid Meier Simulations had to of been the old Alpha Centauri (maybe it was the only one I could win at.....)


I too prefer Alpha Centauri. Of the Civs, I probably like #3 the best.

I find it hard to expand your army, your Empire, and your tech at the same time, and If you optimize lets say on expansion through settlers, you are likely to get taken over by said neighbors (CPU's) which magically manage to do all of it at the same time :roll: Either that or I'm not playing the game right.... 8-[


I like to play as the Scientists (I don't remember their formal name). That way, the tech thing sort of gets taken care of.

But yes...the CPU players definitely get some heavy advantages with the higher-end difficulty levels.

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

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:09 pm
by AndyDufresne
GreecePwns wrote:Anyone watch EVO over the weekend? The Melee tournament in particular was awesome, I think I'll be picking that up again. Also, prior to this weekend I had not ever seen of (let alone played) King of Fighters, but that game looks beautiful.

I watched it. I only watched Mortal Kombat, Injustice, and Street Fighter games though.


--Andy

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

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:32 pm
by Woodruff
There's a patch out for FTL on GOG.

Geez...using acronyms like that makes me feel like I'm back in the military.

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

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:47 pm
by Lootifer
I attended a meeting that was titled*:

ABCs, CDEs, FGHs and other XYZ TLAs

Yesterday.

*Acronyms have been changed...

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

PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:12 am
by AndyDufresne
Woodruff wrote:There's a patch out for FTL on GOG.

Geez...using acronyms like that makes me feel like I'm back in the military.

STFU Woodruff.

And by STFU, I mean Spock Trumps Freedom Usually.


--Andy

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

PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:48 am
by Woodruff
Lootifer wrote:I attended a meeting that was titled*:

ABCs, CDEs, FGHs and other XYZ TLAs

Yesterday.

*Acronyms have been changed...


You NSA types are all the same!

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

PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:22 pm
by thegreekdog
I started Neverwinter NIghts 2 again. AND THIS TIME I'M GOING TO FINISH. The Lawful Good Paladin (redundant?) Greekus Doggus will prevail against the Wailing and the Waterdhevians.

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

PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:33 pm
by Lootifer
Woodruff wrote:
Lootifer wrote:I attended a meeting that was titled*:

ABCs, CDEs, FGHs and other XYZ TLAs

Yesterday.

*Acronyms have been changed...


You NSA types are all the same!

Silly, I work in an area that deals out transparent public coersion.

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

PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:38 pm
by Woodruff
thegreekdog wrote:I started Neverwinter NIghts 2 again. AND THIS TIME I'M GOING TO FINISH. The Lawful Good Paladin (redundant?) Greekus Doggus will prevail against the Wailing and the Waterdhevians.


The only NPC I used through the whole game was the big-ass dude with the massive axe. I do not remember his name though.

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

PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:01 am
by thegreekdog
Woodruff wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:I started Neverwinter NIghts 2 again. AND THIS TIME I'M GOING TO FINISH. The Lawful Good Paladin (redundant?) Greekus Doggus will prevail against the Wailing and the Waterdhevians.


The only NPC I used through the whole game was the big-ass dude with the massive axe. I do not remember his name though.


Daelan something something. I'm using the thief (I was using the bard, but she keeps getting killed). I tried going the mage route, but I had to rest every 10 minutes which got really annoying.

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

PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:23 am
by Woodruff
thegreekdog wrote:
Woodruff wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:I started Neverwinter NIghts 2 again. AND THIS TIME I'M GOING TO FINISH. The Lawful Good Paladin (redundant?) Greekus Doggus will prevail against the Wailing and the Waterdhevians.


The only NPC I used through the whole game was the big-ass dude with the massive axe. I do not remember his name though.


Daelan something something.


Yeah, that's the guy. He is a serious kind of tank.

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

PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:27 am
by thegreekdog
Woodruff wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:
Woodruff wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:I started Neverwinter NIghts 2 again. AND THIS TIME I'M GOING TO FINISH. The Lawful Good Paladin (redundant?) Greekus Doggus will prevail against the Wailing and the Waterdhevians.


The only NPC I used through the whole game was the big-ass dude with the massive axe. I do not remember his name though.


Daelan something something.


Yeah, that's the guy. He is a serious kind of tank.


The monk is a better tank plus more fun. I used him with my Lawful Evil mage.