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Offline Brian Bloodaxe

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Re: It's beginning to feel a lot like PWB
« Reply #15: December 04, 2017, 06:33:54 PM »

The game I DM is online, and I've found that any slight lag tends to bog the whole thing down a bit, plus makes it harder to have quiet side chats. I'd prefer to find a "live" game, but I don't know how to go about finding one locally. Getting to the point where I'll take what's available.

I've totally lost track of where you are living these days but I'm sure there will be games nearby. Look on Facebook, RPG.net, Google+, you'll find something.

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Re: It's beginning to feel a lot like PWB
« Reply #16: December 05, 2017, 08:35:52 AM »
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Doom VFR - with the Aim controller.... well, I think this nails it. Farpoint is OK, but this, THIS, is how shootymans should work with the Aim. Fast, tactile, and entertaining.
Skyrim VR - I wasn't convinced, but now the smooth turning is in for the Moves (update 1.02) this is.... well, special. Firing the bow is perfect. I spent 30 minutes actually hunting stuff. The magic is also great. Yes, it's still a a Bethesda world of jank, but this is the first VR game I've played where I've felt I could just transport myself to another place.
Farpoint VR - A good advertisment for the Aim, but a rather mediocre game. Though I do really like the score attack levels, which again give a hint of how a really decent combat game with the Aim would be pretty intense.
LOZ:Breath of the Wild - I figured I'd give this a go on the WiiU - assuming enough patches had come out to perk up the performance (mind you, I guess I could run it on my PC). It's lovely. Looks great on the gamepad. Terrible on the TV. Performance seems decent. Like a lot of the mechanics. Might be a bit open worldy for me, but enjoyable just the same.
Not a videogame - but Pandemic Legacy 2 (meh) and Too Many Bones (awesome) plus a load of other stuff....

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Not a lot. Skyrim VR was the big one. Possibly a PSPro or a 4K TV at some point, not that I play enough to warrant it.

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People who complain about not having done their Xmas shopping. Mine is done! Suck it up!

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Re: It's beginning to feel a lot like PWB
« Reply #17: December 05, 2017, 09:29:05 AM »
That's the second time in two days that I've heard Pandemic Legacy Season 2 described as "meh". Which is a shame as the premise looked solid.

I know I'll be receiving Pandemic Legacy Season 1 for Christmas so I've got that to look forward to at least.

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Re: It's beginning to feel a lot like PWB
« Reply #18: December 05, 2017, 10:17:16 AM »
One was pretty good.

2 is... not as good.... because.... reasons.

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Re: It's beginning to feel a lot like PWB
« Reply #19: December 06, 2017, 04:22:13 AM »
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Cat Quest - Didn't think much of this beyond it looking quite cute when it came out, but a friend at the publisher sent me a key so I thought I'd give it a blast. Next thing I know, I'm at level 35 already, deep into the story and it's nearly 1am. Really nice game! Gets a bit repetitive fast since all the mechanics/missions end up being 'follow path, fight enemies, get reward', but it's still good. Trophies are easy too, so I'll be Platinum-ing this before I go back to Hob... though Okami's next week and I already pre-ordered it, so that might end up being next in line.

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A Hat In Time - Temporarily, and absolutely NOT because of the game. It appears that I'm totally part of the problem with games in general. On one hand, I'm pushing for our titles to hold a good SRP and be more than 'just indie'; on the other, A Hat In Time comes out at £23.99 ($29.99 in the US!) and I'm immediately all 'Oooh, that's too much, I'll whack it on the wishlist for later'. It'll absolutely come down in price quickly because it's an indie game and devs are too impatient to generate sales, so I'll wait until it's around £15... that's my impulse sweet spot, really.

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Re: It's beginning to feel a lot like PWB
« Reply #20: December 07, 2017, 06:45:58 AM »
I'm also pre-emptively binning A Hat In Time, which is a shame because I really want to play it.  But one of the characters is voiced by notorious racist/white supremacist JonTron, and I don't want to give them my money while he's in the game. If the devs replace him (as the devs of Yooka-Laylee did) then I will buy the game on the spot, but sadly it's been out on PC for ages and he's still in there so it doesn't appear to be something they're concerned about.  :(

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Re: It's beginning to feel a lot like PWB
« Reply #21: December 07, 2017, 09:31:18 AM »
Yeah, I suspect he's not going anywhere... guess you're out of that one permanently. :(

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Re: It's beginning to feel a lot like PWB
« Reply #22: December 07, 2017, 12:12:20 PM »

The game I DM is online, and I've found that any slight lag tends to bog the whole thing down a bit, plus makes it harder to have quiet side chats. I'd prefer to find a "live" game, but I don't know how to go about finding one locally. Getting to the point where I'll take what's available.

I've totally lost track of where you are living these days but I'm sure there will be games nearby. Look on Facebook, RPG.net, Google+, you'll find something.
I found something! Tuesdays, about a 20 minute drive away. They seem oversubscribed, but I'm going to go along anyway and hopefully space will manifest at one of their tables.

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Re: It's beginning to feel a lot like PWB
« Reply #23: December 07, 2017, 03:10:47 PM »
Awesome. Good luck!

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Re: It's beginning to feel a lot like PWB
« Reply #24: December 09, 2017, 03:03:25 PM »
Thanks! They have a discord server I've been mostly lurking in, and seem like a decent bunch of nerds. :D

Now to spend the next few days obsessing over the finer details of my character sheet...

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Re: It's beginning to feel a lot like PWB
« Reply #25: December 10, 2017, 06:28:04 PM »
WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpUXoCqD6GM

This is fucking mental. It's like several Orange Boxes worth of games somehow, it's worth it just for Alpha 3, 3rd Strike and SF2, one of those 3 on PS4 is worth the money, someone likes at least one of those games, but it looks like they added a lot of cool shit to it that admittedly I'm not usually bothered with in a fighting game (I still think SFV was fine on launch) but as a celebratory thing it looks great.

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Re: It's beginning to feel a lot like PWB
« Reply #26: December 11, 2017, 11:12:13 AM »
Yep, agreed on the Alpha 3/3rd Strike love. As much as I know I'll never play it, I'm still sorely tempted.

Additional PLAY:

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 - Had a quick blast of this one and it's the usual LEGO fare, but super-pretty and with tonnes to do. Feels weird going from Dimensions where everything's locked behind figures (meaning if you own it, you can do it immediately) to MSH2 where you have to come back later with unlocked characters. The first level alone has so many places where it shows you a specific hero to use for a situation, I lost count. Reckon this is my Christmas game with the kids, if they can stop arguing over whose turn it is to play with me.

Shadowhand - One that's right up my proverbial street, so it's a shame it's only on PC/Mac which I almost never game on. From the same people as Regency Solitaire and it shows, because the mechanics are pretty much identical; however, now it also has RPG and combat elements which make it much more interesting. General card clearance levels are interspersed with duels against opponents, which are more strategic as you have balance removing cards to charge up your own weapons against not leaving runs which the enemy can pick up and hurt you with. Add to that the ability to equip/buy new items which change the tactics for each match-up and you've got a game that's a lot deeper than you'd think for a card game. Really nice, glad I invested in it.

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Re: It's beginning to feel a lot like PWB
« Reply #27: December 12, 2017, 04:28:19 AM »
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Okami HD - Of course I bought this. Of course I'm going to play it again. Except... well, last night I found out that Capcom has (perhaps wisely) merged the PS4 trophy set with the one for the PS3 version that's already been out ages. That means I already have the Platinum, so there's nothing to do there. Does it seem weird then that a tiny, tiny part of me feels a bit deflated and reluctant to play the game through again? It's only a small bit and I'm going to do it anyway, but that nagging annoyance is still there. Oh well.

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Re: It's beginning to feel a lot like PWB
« Reply #28: December 12, 2017, 05:57:56 AM »
Play Fable 2 – I picked this up second hand for a couple of quid, because I saw a screenshot online and felt nostalgic. Can't quite believe it was over NINE YEARS since I last played this.

It's funny seeing how nine years of quality of life improvements in gaming have stacked up. No sleep mode (Xbone, using backwards compatibility), a camera that doesn't trust you and constantly auto-centres, clunky controls. I don't remember the controls being this bad actually; I have a vague memory of them being floaty, but bloody hell it's difficult to turn. It was quite forward-thinking with other things though: there's no penalty for dying, armour doesn't have stats, it tells you exactly where to go on the map...

The music is still bloody lovely, too. Immediate nostalgia hit when the orchestra flared up.

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Re: It's beginning to feel a lot like PWB
« Reply #29: December 12, 2017, 06:20:45 AM »
Okami HD

Man, I should've read your post faster... I went from 'oh shit it's out' to the PSN store to buying it and back here just in time to see

Capcom has (perhaps wisely) merged the PS4 trophy set with the one for the PS3 version that's already been out ages. That means I already have the Platinum, so there's nothing to do there.

Oh well!