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Trash Queen
Sep 18, 2021, 11:00:42 PM
Reply #17025 on: Sep 18, 2021, 11:00:42 PM
I was twelve or eleven years old when Origins released, it's one of those things I can never see objectively.



Local Trouble
Sep 19, 2021, 01:13:53 AM
Reply #17027 on: Sep 19, 2021, 01:13:53 AM
Just now getting around to Shadow of War.  I replayed Shadow of Mordor first just as a refresher.

It's obvious that these games are meant to exist in the Peter Jackson movieverse, not the Tolkien legendarium.  In fact, knowledge of the books only seems to be a detriment to enjoying these games since there are so many glaring lore contradictions.  Not so with the movies, though.

I was twelve or eleven years old when Origins released, it's one of those things I can never see objectively.

Does the Game Pass version of Inquisition come with all the DLC?  You're going to want it to get the complete experience.

« Last Edit: Sep 19, 2021, 01:17:10 AM by Local Trouble »


Local Trouble
Sep 19, 2021, 07:22:00 PM
Reply #17029 on: Sep 19, 2021, 07:22:00 PM
I want regular comprehensive status updates.



Wweyland
Sep 21, 2021, 09:19:56 PM
Reply #17031 on: Sep 21, 2021, 09:19:56 PM
Catching up on Star Wars games with the Fallen Order.


Stitch
Sep 21, 2021, 10:54:48 PM
Reply #17032 on: Sep 21, 2021, 10:54:48 PM
Still playing Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part 2, but also started Moons of Madness and The Signifier


Stitch
Sep 23, 2021, 06:37:49 PM
Reply #17033 on: Sep 23, 2021, 06:37:49 PM
Doom Eternal: TAG Part 2 is starting to annoy me. I realise what the problem is, and it's not this DLC, it's the previous one. TAG part 1 was so frustratingly, bang-your-head-against-a-brick-wall difficult that it's spoiled the rest of the game for me.

I put the difficulty back up to Ultra Violence (which is what I played the main campaign on) after lowering it to get through part 1, and for the first 1/3 it was fine. Then I got to an encounter which was really hard (mainly because of the tight arena layout and loads of huge enemies) and I was spending hours on it. I dropped the difficulty down to Hurt Me Plenty (normal) and finally got through it, so brought it back up to UV again, only to be met by another encounter in even closer quarters.

At this point I've now just dropped down to easy and I don't really care about playing it for the challenge anymore, I just want to get done with it. Considering I loved the main game and spent ages retrying every tricky encounter, to finally get the satisfaction of beating it by the skin of my teeth, to realise that I'm just getting fed up is very disappointing. I think the difficulty of TAG part 2 is closer to the main game, and that if I hadn't got burnt out playing TAG part 1, I'd probably still be enjoying it. Probably the most annoying thing is that I want to enjoy it.


Trash Queen
Sep 23, 2021, 10:22:16 PM
Reply #17034 on: Sep 23, 2021, 10:22:16 PM
Making my way through Inquisition for the first time and, surprisingly finding myself enjoying it a great deal, just don't ever ever ever do Requisition missions.

I find a lot of the characters irritatingly twee with each passing hour though, (despite this Inky ended up romancing Sera somehow) I really do not like the new camera perspective for most conversations or certainly the dialogue system of ticking boxes at times, got a serious case of bloat as I'm 100+ hours in with only just now having finished the Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts quest line but I have not tackled anything else yet in terms of the main quest.

It's a pity because I feel it might be much stronger had certain areas got condensed or merged, for example I really enjoyed the Emerald Graves, but the Exalted Planes? Just the aforementioned but insufferably dull.

It's also bizarre right after recently playing the previous entries how I rarely feel as though I'm making choices in any of the secondary or tertiary quests this, makes it feel more like an action adventure, outside the primary quests and I do not see myself replaying this ever possibly for that reason mainly.

You simply don't get many opportunities to define who your Inquisitor might be outside of the major decisions, I don't begrudge Bioware trying something a bit different here but I hope the following game manages to strike a balance between this and Origins' razor sharp focus, oh and I will appreciate more authentic armors back also thank you.

I know that's a lot of complaining so far but, I genuinely am enjoying the gameplay loop for the most part though, I think it mostly strikes the right balance between the two prior entries and with refinement could be truly great in addition the variety's a massive step up (the dragons, the wildlife, the environments) from prior Dragon Ages in everything you can think of apart from diversity of playstyles themselves that feel quite limited compared to Origins but that's something true of both II and III.

Oh and I want to throw Vivienne off that balcony, just a bit anyway, but that's just on the money for things this lacks compared to Dragon Age in terms of roleplaying I don't really have the option to give them a stern talking to about the constant insults even after helping them considerably.

I actually really like the crafting, that I can say for not many of this genre, it could do with a slight bit of simplification but for the most part I really enjoy it, blowing an entire afternoon farming the Demon's Advocate to make excellent armor for everyone's a hoot.

I don't feel awful about that because I'm playing this on Nightmare for the Achievements and it is still plenty tough in places here and there.

I have done everything available in Ferelden but the DLCs that I'm saving for before the main quests, now I'm tackling what I assume to be three bloody deserts and the Emprise Du Lion, I will let you all know if anything noteworthy springs to mind at a later date- I'm not very good at conciously chronicling adventures.

« Last Edit: Sep 23, 2021, 11:32:58 PM by Trash Queen »

Huggs
Sep 24, 2021, 11:35:42 PM
Reply #17035 on: Sep 24, 2021, 11:35:42 PM
Alien Isolation

Dirty b@$tard got me twice already.




Local Trouble
Sep 26, 2021, 05:21:15 PM
Reply #17038 on: Sep 26, 2021, 05:21:15 PM
Yeah, it was funny, but also kinda cute to see her unusually dolled up.

Also, that was a very comprehensive update.  Thank you.  I look forward to your next report.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

« Last Edit: Sep 27, 2021, 01:43:16 AM by Local Trouble »


 

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