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Author Topic: Currently Playing  (Read 713276 times)


razeak
Oct 12, 2021, 04:43:51 PM
Reply #17056 on: Oct 12, 2021, 04:43:51 PM
Fireteam Elite, Predator: Hunting Grounds, and some random games here and there. I play competitively in Star Wars: Squadrons, but I think I'm calling it after tonight's match. I had a lot of fun, but a year is quite a bit of time to pour into a game.



BlueMarsalis79
Oct 12, 2021, 10:12:10 PM
Reply #17058 on: Oct 12, 2021, 10:12:10 PM
Finished Inquisition, including Trespasser, I really tried to like this- but this' just awful.

However interesting the lore, it does not matter when I don't ultimately care about the story, the newly introduced characters, and I don't ever feel the consequences of my actions.

With the exceptions of (mostly characterised in Inquisition) Cassandra and Solas and Dorian and Rainer you deserve a better entry.




Local Trouble
Oct 12, 2021, 11:01:47 PM
Reply #17061 on: Oct 12, 2021, 11:01:47 PM
What should they have done differently though?


Wweyland
Oct 13, 2021, 07:13:30 AM
Reply #17062 on: Oct 13, 2021, 07:13:30 AM
Alan Wake remastered…. I remember really liking this game when it came out like 11 years ago or something. Still has its charm so far!
I finished that on the Xbox, then on Steam (that was already kind of remastered). Now I guess I will have to do it all over again!


Darkness
Oct 15, 2021, 08:42:44 AM
Reply #17063 on: Oct 15, 2021, 08:42:44 AM
Finished the story on Watch Dogs Legion. Took me a while to get into this one but once I had all the tech upgrades, it was pretty fun. I don't like the changing of characters though. I wish you just had one all the time that you could upgrade.


Gentleman Death
Oct 15, 2021, 07:06:30 PM
Reply #17064 on: Oct 15, 2021, 07:06:30 PM
Alan Wake remastered…. I remember really liking this game when it came out like 11 years ago or something. Still has its charm so far!
I finished that on the Xbox, then on Steam (that was already kind of remastered). Now I guess I will have to do it all over again!

I haven’t played it in so long so I can’t really add additional information as to what’s been ‘remastered’ other than some graphics.

I did notice a QR code tacked up on a wall in a level and after scanning it, directs you to a YouTube video of Alan Wake, typing away and narrating a new novel. Looks to be in line with setting up a sequel…


Wweyland
Oct 18, 2021, 07:15:29 AM
Reply #17065 on: Oct 18, 2021, 07:15:29 AM
Seems like the Alan Wake remastered version isn't coming to Steam, I won't be playing that after all then.


BlueMarsalis79
Oct 18, 2021, 12:34:14 PM
Reply #17066 on: Oct 18, 2021, 12:34:14 PM
My explanation for why it fell apart for me first of all, combat in Dragon Age 3 just like Dragon Age 2 it goes on forever with spongey enemies on every difficulty no matter what you personally do. (Especially during the DLCs) The inability to allocate your own character's stats. Gear rarely ever being better than what you can make by yourself. Skyhold never cleaning itself up completely even after upgrades and 200+ hours.

Rarely any opportunities for roleplaying with most things either relegated to the War Table, or often characters we know nearly nothing about, if you're lucky enough to not get something that amounts to nothing more than a fetch quest with one outcome. Twee quirky party members that are not funny. Completely flat camera direction, and rarely any music or ambience specific to the said scenes, if you're lucky enough to get traditional camera work at all instead of the constant lazy overhead type perspective thing. No matter what shit you might give II, lots of scenes are obviously hand crafted and directed with some style, that certainly can not be said of III.

A utterly mediocre score, apart from the genuinely lovely songs, despite romancing them "Sera Was Never" ultimately endeared me more to that character than anything they did or said.

A absolute cartoon villain with no discernible depth you could have done so much more with. Oh and where's the prior heroes and the military force? I am to buy that Alistair sat on his ass with Darkspawn running amok because I really don't.

It does indeed have bright spots, I really enjoyed it for around the first half but, the flaws really become considerably more apparent as it goes further on. I think Solas and Dorian in particular are real highlights, and I can't wait to hopefully see them in a better story, Varric and Cassandra are good also, and Sera and Rainer bounce nicely off one and other when in the party that they often were on Nightmare.

Also with such huge amounts of exploration the banter doesn't trigger nearly as often as it ought to.

So how anyone could consider this Bioware's best's beyond bizarre to me.

I am once again asking for something closer to Dragon Age Origins and I hope that frankly 4's nothing like 2 or 3 in the tone in particular, also I don't get the big deal with Trespasser either, it appears to be roughly of the same quality as the rest of the story or perhaps a bit above.


As you can see, I really gave it more than enough of a chance.


Kimarhi
Oct 19, 2021, 03:46:38 AM
Reply #17067 on: Oct 19, 2021, 03:46:38 AM
Andromeda is gaining a little bit of a cult following these days. 


BlueMarsalis79
Oct 19, 2021, 04:12:08 AM
Reply #17068 on: Oct 19, 2021, 04:12:08 AM
Not happening. I'm tired of tiresome Bioware titles. Wake me up when they make another cultural phenomenon type of title like they used to.


Wweyland
Oct 19, 2021, 08:04:53 AM
Reply #17069 on: Oct 19, 2021, 08:04:53 AM
I just finished Star Wars: The Fallen Order. One of the most frustrating games I have ever played. It had a great story, characters, and graphics.
But the overly complex and broken combat almost ruined it for me.


 

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