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Games you're playing, and games...

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by davewhite04, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. Andr3w

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004

    Posts: 19,478

    Location: England

    replaying Red Dead Redemption 2 - spending the majority of my time playing poker!
     
  2. jennidc

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 27, 2008

    Posts: 712

    Location: Chaddesden, Derby

    Still going through dark souls 3 for about the fourth time (this run will be my 1st stab at the dlc's). I have discovered how great the exiled greatsword is in this run. Near the end of grand archives now so will soon have the avelyn crossbow to tear through nameless king before trying the first dlc.
     
  3. Kerplunk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 10, 2006

    Posts: 8,820

    Location: Bournemouth tbh

    Decided to replay Uncharted 4, damn, forgot how good this game is!
     
  4. Mobius 1

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 29, 2005

    Posts: 12,908

    One of my favourites this gen. it’s in my top three. :D

    Edit. Favourite bit is probably Scotland. Or the tower on Madagascar.
     
  5. ic1male

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 28, 2003

    Posts: 27,453

    Location: Westchestershire

    Spider-man! Yay! Or not. I dunno, it's not really got me engaged yet. The fighting and web swinging/slinging things just seem to be a bit flakey for my liking. I'll give it a while longer but it's not instant excitement like I had with Control.
     
  6. Kerplunk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 10, 2006

    Posts: 8,820

    Location: Bournemouth tbh

    Just got to Madagascar, the scenery is unreal.
     
  7. RobDogDog

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 8, 2011

    Posts: 1,405

    I've just started Prey which I picked up second hand a while ago for a fiver. Looking great for a a fiver!
     
  8. Kerplunk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 10, 2006

    Posts: 8,820

    Location: Bournemouth tbh

    That's Uncharted 4 completed, went for Hard mode play through for a change, fancied a challenge....the last 2 chapters holy hell! lol
     
  9. xaldub

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 18, 2007

    Posts: 954

    Finished FF7 Remake a few days ago. Now back to Persona 5 Royal, and mixing it up with some Assassin's Creed : Odyssey ( god, this game is massive ... I keep on getting sidetracked ) and a bit of Animal Crossing : New Horizons on the side.
     
  10. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 42,192

    Location: /* */

    I must be missing something with Red Dead Redemption 2. It’s really slow and clunky, and maybe even tedious to play.
     
  11. xaldub

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 18, 2007

    Posts: 954

    You're not the only one that thinks that. I hate the clunky controls - this seems to be something that Rockstar have struggled with for years which is strange given how superb their games are in other aspects. Reminds me a bit of CDPR with The Witcher series : fantastic game world, great story, audio & visuals but awkward controls.
     
  12. Stokesy

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 17, 2006

    Posts: 218

    Just finished Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Absolutely fantastic game. It's the most I've been invested in a game's story in years. It had some frustrating moments that were very difficult to get through, such as the sandworm chase, and the bugs were annoying but it was well worth persevering with. I think I'll play through again in a few months when all of the bugs have hopefully been ironed out.

    I really enjoyed it. There's a fair bit of replayability depending on which upgrades you use, choices you make and so on.

    I've tried getting into it a couple of times and gave up about 4 or 5 hours in on both occasions. I can't see what all the fuss was about.
     
  13. NooBish AbbZ

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 21, 2013

    Posts: 2,794

    Location: Fareham, Portsmouth

    Agree with both of you a bout the Red Dead 2 controls, but honestly keep at it. I started playing again maybe 2 weeks ago and I was still very early in the story, as it hadn't grabbed me. But i carried on and i got really emotionally involved in the story towards the end. I think i actually had a wierd af dream about it last night, too. We don't discuss that, however... Keep on going!!

    Edit: Currently playing Red Dead 2, Rocket League and F1 2019. Only recently bought F1 but I've finally managed to find the right difficulty(90) and I am having some absolutely brilliant races. Dropped it down to 50% races too as they're short enough to do in one sitting, but long enough to have tactical choices to make under safety cars etc. Also think it's one of the best F1 games they've made recently.

    Rocket league is simply an absolute laugh
     
  14. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

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    I’ve stopped playing until the bugs are fixed. Luckily it’s not a game that should ever leave game pass so I’m not in a rush to finish it.
     
  15. ricky1981

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 10, 2003

    Posts: 4,522

    Location: New Zealand

    The controls do their best to ruin an exceptional game world and a decent if not outstanding story. I never got to the point where I liked them but eventually they become less obnoxious. For me, the best parts of RDRII were exploring and discovering the weird side quests, going hunting and marvelling at just how well-realised the areas were. The actual missions are so scripted that they're a chore at times but the setting will take some beating.
     
  16. Plainsong

    Soldato

    Joined: May 5, 2008

    Posts: 7,172

    Location: Chester

    I just couldn't get in to it. Tedious is right. Looks and sounds nice though.
     
  17. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

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    Graphics aren’t important to me, so having the main quests and gameplay being so poor might mean this isn’t the game for me.

    How did this game get such high reviews? Is it just because it’s made by rockstar?
     
  18. Nitefly

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Sep 24, 2005

    Posts: 32,492

    RDR2 is brilliant if you can overlook its weak points. I cannot overlook them myself.

    Strengths:

    Highly appealing theming / aesthetic
    Interesting / intriguing slow-burn cinematic story
    Beautiful world
    Sandbox freedom

    Weaknesses:

    Core ‘mission gameplay’ is weak (travel to here, do something, travel back)
    Filler

    I get bored of the GTA games for the same reason. The story and all the other pros cannot let me get over the fact that there is so much bull**** filler. I don’t want to run needless, unrewarding errands. There is no payoff from marching your horse all over the place for the millionth time on the way to a mission. It’s just not intense, not challenging and not FUN.

    If you are perfectly happy with that sort of gameplay mechanic or have a higher attention span, I can see you rating the game more highly.

    Oh, one tip.... pretty much always wear your bandana - stops you from becoming wanted when you accidentally run over a chicken or whatever.
     
  19. ic1male

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 28, 2003

    Posts: 27,453

    Location: Westchestershire

  20. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

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    I do have a high attention span, but this game seems to be all about the graphics and not a lot else.

    The controls are so convoluted and random (why does x sometimes loot, and why is it sometimes y? Why are there so many buttons with tap for one function and hold for another?), all of the animations are stiff and awkward, there are a lot of filler chores put in the game for some reason, and my horse appears to be mentally challenged. Oh, and combat is too easy as there's "snap to the enemy" auto aim.

    I recently found a fondness for open world games with Zelda, Skyrim, Horizon, and Witcher 3 but this one just seems like I have really enjoy all the rubbish parts of games to enjoy it. A bit like a vegetarian "enjoying" food :p

    Nope.

    Edit: I can see this being like The Last of Us, where having an above average story for a video game gets it heaps of praise despite the gameplay being pretty poor.
     
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