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Iz~
Simple, what games are you enjoying right now? Feel free to use this as a general chat topic and maybe a testing ground to see if any game you like could be spun off into a topic for itself.
Regina
I got Lego Marvel Superheros 2 for Crimbo so just started that. The fact She Hulk is a somehwat major character makes me moist tbh.
TheSnake
Civilisation 3 again! laugh.gif Playing as the Celts in the Medieval Europe campaign as I unlocked them as a playable civilisation using the editor!
Cody Season
Probably gonna get back into my normal DDR routine soon.
Iz~
QUOTE(The Snake @ Jan 6 2018, 06:41 PM) *
Civilisation 3 again! laugh.gif Playing as the Celts in the Medieval Europe campaign as I unlocked them as a playable civilisation using the editor!


Civ III! I tried playing that a few months ago but that's a bit retro even for me considering I started at IV and quickly went onto V.

I have my usual Paradox grand strategy games, feeling Crusader Kings 2 a bit more than Europa Universalis IV right now, I've got a good King Of Finland run going in the former where I'm trying to reform the Finnish pagan religion. In EUIV I'm just speeding as Poland until the end to get their 'Poland can into space' achievement, stopping occasionally to beat up on the Russians and the Ottomans.

I've also been working through some cheap indie games getting all of the achievements. Currently working on Gunpoint, a short little stealth platformer with a pretty self-aware sense of humour, I finished it but there's a few achievements left to go.

and I'm doing visual novels (Higurashi) as well
TheSnake
QUOTE(Iz~ @ Jan 6 2018, 07:45 PM) *
Civ III! I tried playing that a few months ago but that's a bit retro even for me considering I started at IV and quickly went onto V.

I have my usual Paradox grand strategy games, feeling Crusader Kings 2 a bit more than Europa Universalis IV right now, I've got a good King Of Finland run going in the former where I'm trying to reform the Finnish pagan religion. In EUIV I'm just speeding as Poland until the end to get their 'Poland can into space' achievement, stopping occasionally to beat up on the Russians and the Ottomans.

I've also been working through some cheap indie games getting all of the achievements. Currently working on Gunpoint, a short little stealth platformer with a pretty self-aware sense of humour, I finished it but there's a few achievements left to go.

and I'm doing visual novels (Higurashi) as well


The Paradox ones are good. I like Europa Universalis - Rome the best.
Cqmerqn
At the moment Iím of course playing Call of Duty: WWII.

Theyíve done this SO right. Every thing feels real, especially compared to 2016ís Infinite Warfare. Itís definitely in my top 5 all time CoD titles, perhaps even top 3, but I havenít really ranked them yet.

Also got Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered for Christmas. I havenít played much of it yet but I of course know it very well as Iíve played the original!

Also playing Sonic Forces. It isnít worth money!

Also playing YoWorld (YoVille) still on a daily basis since 2009.
Iz~
Rome huh, now that's a name I don't hear often in the context of the EU series. That's kind of like an expansion to III, right? I have III but I just can't really go back to it because IV is so much better and it has achievements and is the absolute best game ever.

I've just bought Civ VI. mellow.gif I've been wanting to buy it since release and with it currently being easily past its lowest price ever PLUS six random other games to get in a month, subscribing to Humble Monthly to get it is a steal.
Cqmerqn
Do you play CoD Iz?
Iz~
QUOTE(Lorde @ Jan 6 2018, 11:04 PM) *
Do you play CoD Iz?


I played Modern Warfare 1 and Black Ops 1 back in the day and I have MW2 on Steam for whenever I feel the urge to jump in a campaign but I don't really play it, not in multiplayer. Not really my scene sorry. I'm single-player and strategy oriented, which does make me incredibly NON-SOCIAL I know.

Like I'm interested in the campaigns (the campaigns of all three that I have played were rather good as far as FPSs go) and maybe maybe I'll pick up some of the newer ones at some indeterminate point but it and Assassin's Creed stand out to me as old bloated franchises that in the nicest way possible to not offend you as you seem to be a big fan, seem to be running out of ideas.
Cqmerqn
The CoD MW2 campaign is actually my all time favourite from the franchise! Incredible.

Iím more of an online player to be honest, so I guess weíre just polar opposites of each other laugh.gif

I do like some single-player gaming, but it doesnít excite me as much as online gaming does.
Liаm
QUOTE(Lorde @ Jan 6 2018, 10:59 PM) *
Also playing Sonic Forces. It isnít worth money!

Omg it is SO disappointing, I'm quite a bit of a Sonic fan when they get it right but yet again this is a case of could've been amazing with so much potential. Everything that could have been amazing is so half assed, for example they've got the different facets of old Sonic, new Sonic and the custom character which bring so many different mechanics, but it would have been better if maybe they just focused on the Modern Sonic and refined the mechanics that brings. There's a lot of mechanics you just use a ciuole of times really and they easily could have just tried a little bit more and fleshed it out.

Its not terribke but it should be like a £10 indie game on Steam not a full price PS4 retail release game.
Cqmerqn
It cost me £29.99 IIRC! I low-key wish I returned it to get my money back. laugh.gif
Liаm
I got it £32.99 in Game on release day drama.gif Both what we paid is really double what it's worth at best!
Cqmerqn
I donít mind paying a lot for games if theyíre worth it. Like for example I paid £49 for the new Call Of Duty game, but itís worth every penny!
HarryEzra
Right now I am pretty obsessed with Minecraft laugh.gif From playing online to playing single player and peacefully building my house. I quite like games that are peaceful although I do quite enjoy the opposite like tense or shoot em ups etc too.
Oliver
I've just finished the original InFamous (I got it off Sony for that time like 10 years ago when the whole YLOD thing came about laugh.gif) so I've decided to start South Park: The Stick of Truth.

Loving it at the minute; the humour is exactly what I'd expect, and it's staying very true to the TV show so far. The gameplay is great as well (I love RPGs so that was a given)!
Dircadirca
At the moment I'm mostly cycling between the ultimate time sink that is Rocket League and the very confusing murder mystery visual novel that is Umineko When They Cry.
Iz~
QUOTE(Iz~ @ Jan 6 2018, 07:45 PM) *
In EUIV I'm just speeding as Poland until the end to get their 'Poland can into space' achievement, stopping occasionally to beat up on the Russians and the Ottomans.


right, I was continuing this, I was getting quite bored of the game, but SUDDENLY, the ruler of Castile, the second greatest power after me, died, left his throne to Austria (as is only historically right, damn von Habsburgs) and I was able to challenge it in a succession war. I've never actually had the math work out so I'm the aggressor in a succession war and it's so much more challenging than being the defender. And this time I'm basically going to double my power in one fell swoop if I win.

Even when I assume I've played too much of this game it still surprises me. <3
awardinary
Currently playing: Rocket League happy.gif
Cody Season
QUOTE(CodyOfTheWoods @ Jan 6 2018, 10:41 AM) *
Probably gonna get back into my normal DDR routine soon.
oh yeah I forgot to share this



Those BPM changes in the middle were HELL
Jacob :O
Another Paradox game, Crusader Kings II!

I started off as a count in Aargua in the Holy Roman Empire, plotted and schemed to take the county of upper Burgundy and as the same countess achieved that aim. I deposed most of the other counts so I could rule directly myself AND after crusading against muslim invaders in Sicily the pope make me Queen of Sicily! Unfortunately I had gavelkind succession so my next character lost half his titles to stupid siblings and then he died in battle after only a couple of years (he was amazing as well) so I'm now his daughter. The territory I own is so messy rn because I have a couple of counties in Eastern and Northern Germany through grants from the Emperor and dodgey inheritance. as well as (obvs) parts of Sicily.

If you don't play the game that will all seem like nonsense soz.

ETA: Oh yeah and my current character's cruel, nihilistic, a drunkard, a lunatic, a glutton and a kinslayer (had to kill off a couple of sisters because they had counties I wanted) so no one likes her much sadly.
Iz~
QUOTE(Jacob~ @ Jan 18 2018, 05:35 PM) *
ETA: Oh yeah and my current character's cruel, nihilistic, a drunkard, a lunatic, a glutton and a kinslayer (had to kill off a couple of sisters because they had counties I wanted) so no one likes her much sadly.


Every other character I play is like that before I realise it's a lot more fun playing someone who everyone likes... while being a Littlefinger on the side, can't stop the plotting and the murders for anything.

though the events you get as a lunatic are incredible
Iz~
I am in the middle of an intense war with the Ottomans as Byzantium. It's not quite a war for survival, I've already beaten them in one war but they've come back for round 2 sad.gif

I'm on a Roman theme as I've also got quite the interesting Roman Civ 5 game going on right now. Best nation state.
Darwin Turretson
8 Ball Pool on Facebook. Just started
Iz~
Just finished the second chapter of Higurashi. WHAT A VN so far, and I've still got several chapters to go. It's the perfect horror/mystery game/story I feel I was waiting to get into. So many things that caught me off guard even though I thought I knew the deal from the first one.

also I want to make a statement that Mion is best girl forever and ever and no one will ever dissuade me from that view.
Algernon Monqueef
The new South Park - really funny and much better than the first.
Dircadirca
QUOTE(Iz @ Feb 3 2018, 02:05 AM) *
Just finished the second chapter of Higurashi. WHAT A VN so far, and I've still got several chapters to go. It's the perfect horror/mystery game/story I feel I was waiting to get into. So many things that caught me off guard even though I thought I knew the deal from the first one.

also I want to make a statement that Mion is best girl forever and ever and no one will ever dissuade me from that view.

Mion really stood out for me from the beginning because she has some of the best idiosyncrasies, as well as probably the most range of emotions, from confident, to snarky, to flustered, to...the end of that chapter. I only don't want to close the book on things because I'm still waiting on the rest of the chapters to come out and I feel there's more to the rest of the cast I haven't seen yet. I've also recently watched the first 2 chapters of the anime and I really like how hyperactive and fun Rena is in a lot of scenes, something they can't really relay through the VNs. Still, enjoy the easy 100%'s :^) although the next chapter is not an easy read at all ph34r.gif

In a related sense I've read the first 2 chapters of Umineko and about to get stuck into the 3rd one. Similar format to Higurashi though taken at a wildly different approach.
Iz~
QUOTE(Dircadirca @ Feb 2 2018, 07:38 PM) *
Mion really stood out for me from the beginning because she has some of the best idiosyncrasies, as well as probably the most range of emotions, from confident, to snarky, to flustered, to...the end of that chapter. I only don't want to close the book on things because I'm still waiting on the rest of the chapters to come out and I feel there's more to the rest of the cast I haven't seen yet. I've also recently watched the first 2 chapters of the anime and I really like how hyperactive and fun Rena is in a lot of scenes, something they can't really relay through the VNs. Still, enjoy the easy 100%'s :^) although the next chapter is not an easy read at all ph34r.gif

In a related sense I've read the first 2 chapters of Umineko and about to get stuck into the 3rd one. Similar format to Higurashi though taken at a wildly different approach.


Exactly, I love her competitive, leaderlike attitude and she feels the deepest character of them all. Although I feel like I've just read her 'focus' chapter so that's probably skewed a bit that way. I could definitely go with Rika in other options, she's adorable, and Rena's been surprisingly good lately, wasn't keen on her at first (like you say, she's better in the anime) but she really sold it towards the end of this chapter. I mean, I doubt any of them will get ahead of Mion because she's too perfect but maybe?

I started them because they looked like easy 100%s ahaha, and well, they are but I got a lot more out of that deal than I was expecting <3

I shall have to get on Umineko afterwards because I'm in love with this format.
Dircadirca
QUOTE(Iz @ Feb 3 2018, 05:11 AM) *
Exactly, I love her competitive, leaderlike attitude and she feels the deepest character of them all. Although I feel like I've just read her 'focus' chapter so that's probably skewed a bit that way. I could definitely go with Rika in other options, she's adorable, and Rena's been surprisingly good lately, wasn't keen on her at first (like you say, she's better in the anime) but she really sold it towards the end of this chapter. I mean, I doubt any of them will get ahead of Mion because she's too perfect but maybe?

I started them because they looked like easy 100%s ahaha, and well, they are but I got a lot more out of that deal than I was expecting <3

I shall have to get on Umineko afterwards because I'm in love with this format.

Yeah, it's hard to get a good read on Rena through just Onikakushi because she's so prominently the 'antagonist' then, so it's like a whole different side of things. But still since the only answer arc I've been able to read thus far is the companion to Watanagashi, I feel like Keiichi, Mion (and Shion) are the only characters I really know well. Rena & Rika are really mysterious and I find myself constantly suspicious of Takano & Oishi. But either way, Mion is forever schooling everyone at club activities which is most important.

Umineko is really interesting because on the surface, it's a very standard murder mystery setting, but it dives into a lot of meta territory and feels like it's actively testing the reader to solve it. Cast dynamic is also very different to Higurashi as it's centered around 3 generations of family in an inheritance dispute, as many motives as there are corpses.
Oliver
Downloaded the Batman Telltale game to play soon whilst itís still free, then next week Iím going to download Knack as that is free. happy.gif
Cody Season
So a couple years ago I could only barely pass this song and now Iíve got a full combo cheer.gif



planning to go to some arcade in carlsbad to play DDR A as well
Liаm
Finally blitzing through GTA V, had it ages and didn't get that far but I'm proper into it now. It does take a while to do some missions because it's so fun doing simple stuff and I've gotten into putting the super jump cheat on and just leaping across the map, even that is just too fun laugh.gif
Dexton
I havenít played GTA in years! ohmy.gif

I bought the $12 Humble Bundle for Civilization 6 & 2 DLCís a couple of weeks ago so Iíve been on & off playing that, taking over the world usually by domination. Itís the most exciting win, really, although I have had Religious & Science Victories against the AI (which is less fun by definition tongue.gif). Civ 6 has had a lot of flack for basically not being Civ 5 as quite a few features from Civ 5 vanished in Civ 6, essentially the same issue many people had with the release of The Sims 4 after the brilliance of Sims 3 - but the producers have steadily worked their back up to the point where Sims 4 isnít too far behind Sims 3 in terms of content and quality. With the Rise & Fall expansion coming soon, I hope Civ 6 will improve also - if not Iíll stay play laugh.gif I love it
Iz~
Someone else getting into Civ 6 biggrin.gif

I've been really enjoying that although I'm still playing Civ 5 as well so I haven't got myself a win yet. I wouldn't actually call it a Sims 3 to 4 type deal at all, lest we forget, at this point in Civ 5's development cycle, they still didn't have any form of RELIGION, something that should be sort of basic to a Civ game, although of course they turned that around. The way 6 is going, I bet it'll be regarded similarly or better to 5 by the time the second expansion after Rise & Fall comes out.

But no, I find Civ 6 really quite engaging and different with a lot of new stuff I haven't quite figured out how to master. Then, because I know 5 pretty much inside out, there's very little there that seems new to me and pretty much all of the parts I care about are in Civ 6.
Dexton
Thatís a fair point I forgot to mention, I didnít actually get Civ 5 until just before Civ 6 was released and I got both expansions along with it - so Iíve only ever known the finished product of Civ 5 so my opinion is a bit uneducated tongue.gif
Iz~
Oh to be fair I only ever played the original Civ 5 a couple of times myself, it was horrendous and kept me on Civ 4 until the Complete Edition with Gods & Kings and Brave New World came out - which is always the best way to do it with Civ, although getting this Humble Bundle (as I did) isn't a bad way to start either.
Cody Season
QUOTE(CodyOfTheWoods @ Feb 6 2018, 04:40 PM) *
planning to go to some arcade in carlsbad to play DDR A as well
it happened and it was glorious



Dexton
QUOTE(Iz @ Feb 9 2018, 12:01 AM) *
Oh to be fair I only ever played the original Civ 5 a couple of times myself, it was horrendous and kept me on Civ 4 until the Complete Edition with Gods & Kings and Brave New World came out - which is always the best way to do it with Civ, although getting this Humble Bundle (as I did) isn't a bad way to start either.


Will you be getting the Rise & Fall expansion any time soon? I wasnít planning on it before but Iíve heard lots of great things about it and the governor feature reminds me of the social policies in Civ 5 a bit tongue.gif
Iz~
At some point in the future, I will because it does sound like they've added some good features - although the governors look good, the artstyle for them with their names that don't change but should depending on the civ you're playing makes me want to rage, but I want to play out original Civ 6 a bit while I wait for the expansion to drop in price a little (and hopefully some other bundle with the DLCs for the civs I'm missing too, because the likes of Persia, Indonesia, Macedonia and Poland sound really cool). Probably earliest I'll get it will be later this year when sales start. In case it wasn't obvious, I cheapskate games so hard.
troublepink
I may play Dead Island again soon. I've completed the game (both discs) twice and its my absolute favourite game to play heart.gif
HarryEzra
QUOTE(troublepink @ Feb 12 2018, 03:43 PM) *
I may play Dead Island again soon. I've completed the game (both discs) twice and its my absolute favourite game to play heart.gif

I have always thought about getting the game but I never did, it looks pretty cool though.
Oliver
Finished South Park: The Stick of Truth and just blasted through Batman: A Telltale Series. Enjoyed both; however there were tons of glitches and crashes in Batman which was a bit off putting.

Not going to have enough time to play this week but will be starting Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness on Sunday probably. happy.gif
Regina
FFX-2

SO much fun doing the new game + and having a Mascot, Dark Knight and Beserker from the get go *.*
Iz~
QUOTE(Oliver @ Feb 26 2018, 07:49 AM) *
Not going to have enough time to play this week but will be starting Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness on Sunday probably. happy.gif


Ooh, enjoy! I've seen that name around but as I've already seen the TV series I wasn't sure whether it was worth picking it up. Let me know how it goes.
Dircadirca
Finally finished the first half of Umineko. Took longer than I expected, a whole 62 hours for a story that primarily takes place across just 2 days biggrin.gif Absolute thrill ride though. What starts by being presented as a classic murder mystery slowly unravels with fantastical elements, seemingly to challenge you, the reader, to submit to the absurdity in place of a solution grounded in reality. It was wearing on me initially but once I started getting into the 3rd chapter, I found myself champing at the bit to play more and more. There's a hugely bloated cast of roughly 40 characters but not many feel particularly redundant, or if they do, it's probably because they're on the way to unveil a side of them not-yet-seen. I'm glad that unlike with Higurashi, I can pick up reading the second half as soon as I want since it's actually been released tongue.gif

On the more game-y side of things, I've been playing a lot of Splasher lately, which is a 2D platformer largely unknown outside of France that I picked up on because many of my friends over there had been speedrunning it. Kind of like Super Meat Boy but without being punishingly difficult. Rather the levels are filled with checkpoints and tricky junctures, so the game expects you to die a lot, but without being much of a problem. As a platformer though the levels are really nicely designed, with all the hallmarks of introducing a gimmick and expanding upon it gradually, and also not trying to deceive the player by obfuscating rewards or traps.

I'm also generally trying to tidy up my Steam library and get onto a bunch of games I've left unfinished. Then I'm going to get Celeste which is so highly acclaimed and in my wheelhouse that I'll surely get a lot out of it.
Iz~
I've been trying to tidy up my Steam library as well. By just picking a random game I haven't played, installing it and seeing how good (or bad) it is and seeing how many achievements I can get really easily.

I finished Higurashi chapter 3 a few days ago which was intense and incredible and just even more confusing than the other two. Chapter 4 so far is a bit less good seeing as how it's a flashback but it's a short one and I'm sure will reveal something interesting, I'm very hyped to get on Chapter 5 and actually get some answers, and then apparently wait forever to get the other chapters on Steam.
Dircadirca
Chapter 3 is really peculiar because I remember starting it and being thoroughly amused with the antics on the baseball team & cooking competitions, more so than previously, but it's almost as if that's just a set up so you let your guard down with how intense it gets. For what is a outlandish series, all the domestic violence stuff feels so uncomfortably real. Chapter 4 is a bit peculiar and I think was originally treated as a bonus chapter. From what I understand, the protagonist of it eventually becomes important but I don't recall him appearing in Chapter 5 so I'm not sure when. There's a thrilling action sequence and some creepy stuff with Rika, but otherwise not quite as enthralling as the other chapters.

I'm also hoping to believe that they're going to release chapters 6-8 together, perhaps in mid June so the release lines up with Watanagashi which would be June 17th this year, that'd make up for the lack of updates of late. biggrin.gif
Cody Season
cody stole the precious FC



from last night
Oliver
QUOTE(Iz @ Feb 26 2018, 06:17 PM) *
Ooh, enjoy! I've seen that name around but as I've already seen the TV series I wasn't sure whether it was worth picking it up. Let me know how it goes.


Just got the platinum for it now. I enjoyed the story the first time, but not the NUMEROUS other times I had to go through to get the slightly different endings (definitely got a bit tedious towards the end).

The '2048' style mini-game was time consuming as well and I almost lost the will to live as you need to get over 600,000 points to be able to buy all the extra pictures and voices (and that is with a cloud save).
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