We've given up on wow, it's just become too much rinse-and-repeat with everything they do... Oh wow, another big bad with a redemption arc inboundFinally given up on WoW and uninstalled it as I was only really playing it to make enough gold for tokens to play to make more tokens ... so pointless to carry on. As I haven't played LoTRO for a while and that was my go-to MMO before I started playing WoW, I'm back playing that and levelling my original hunter.
Also bought Shadow Tactics - Blades of the Shogun: Aiko's Choice the other day so am playing that too.
I used to play lotro back in secondary school during the MoM days! Lost my account though so started again but couldn't make a rune keeper without the expac
You're welcome must have been about year 10 at the time! Tried it with a group of friends as an alternative to wow but they all quit.Thanks for making me feel old
I made a choice when LoTRO came out and became a founder so don't have to worry about expansion prices though I see Standing Stone Games only release the expansions for founders after the game's been out for about 6 months so they can try and convince you to part with more money, which I understand from a financial point of view but do think is a bit of underhanded tactic.
After finishing Solasta, I continued trying to make the most of my free Gamepass membership by downloading both Nier Automata and Yazkuza Like a Dragon.
Nier I was quite enjoying for 90 minutes or so, but then I started to find the trekking through the same empty environments for 15 minutes each way, moderately disturbed only by the same respawning enemies, just too off-putting. The combat is not entirely to my liking either, though I guess there's nothing particularly wrong with it. The minimap I find incredibly annoying too, leading to me going the wrong way frequently. Anyway, I was liking the story but not the gameplay very much, and there was one point I needed to schlup all the way back across the city and then across that huge empty desert and then across the next zone... and I just couldn't face it, so I decided to load up Yakuza: LAD to give that a whirl instead.
The next day disappeared somehow in nine solid hours of romping around a beautifully rendered Yokohama interspersed with some cool combat (though I think this might get repetitive over the game's whole playtime to be fair) and pleasingly bizarre sidestories. Loving it at the moment.
Yakuza 7 is very solid, completed it a few weeks ago, I still prefer the brawler combat though.
As for Nier, we seem to have pretty similar taste in games so I wouldn't give up on it
I had a similar impression during the first two hours and the world is empty, partially because of the aesthetic and partially because most of the already constrained budget went into the soundtrack and combat animations, both of which are out of this world
It turned out to be one of the best gaming experiences of the last decade, it just doesn't do instant gratification but what it does do is well worth the time.
Yeah, I did leave it installed to go back to. I think partly it was my fault because I left the area I was in when I didn't actually need to, trekked aaaages back to the camp place and then realised I needed to be where I was in the first place. And it's that long schlup through the city and then miles and miles of basically just sand in the way. And then I had the thought that if I died to the boss that I guess was waiting for me, I would probably have to do the trek all over again as well. I just wanted something more engaging at the time. But I have been thinking back to some of the characters since I shelved it.
When is fast travel unlocked by, by the way? I was about three-and-a-half hours in before moving on to LAD.
Nice to have Japanese dialogue/English subs in both these games too.
Ha, great. I had no idea about being able to ride animals!
And yes, Tales of Arise is on my Steam wishlist, too. And Scarlet Nexus, which looks like it might be the same sort of game. With the bonus that's it's currently on Gamepass and so free for me.