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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #75 on: September 02, 2014, 12:03:11 pm »
Or sleeping, if last night was anything to go by!

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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #76 on: September 02, 2014, 07:50:49 pm »
Sounds familiar!
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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #77 on: October 07, 2014, 04:57:04 pm »
Has anyone played The Witcher 2? Going fairly cheap on Xbox Live today and wondering whether to buy it.

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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #78 on: October 07, 2014, 05:16:12 pm »
I have it on PC but have yet to play it,  but have heard very good things about it.
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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #79 on: October 08, 2014, 04:16:54 pm »
Thanks - went for it! At my current rate I'll probably be playing it in 2020 - I'm just getting to the end of Dragon Age.

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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #80 on: October 08, 2014, 05:20:40 pm »
I've had a pc outage for a couple of weeks so been getting back into Red Dead Redemption on the ps4, and my god, it's big!
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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #81 on: October 10, 2014, 04:58:21 pm »
Amazing when you think back to the days when an entire game would fit on a single screen! I finished Dragon Age last night, and over the last five years I've spent sixty hours on it, not even counting the frequent times I had to reload after getting mobbed by Darkspawn. That's a lot of game, and I didn't even read the codex or get to grips with crafting.

Shamefully I had to go down to casual difficulty level for the final battle with the dragon. Seemed a bit unfair - on normal mode, the ballistas and allies barely hurt it, and the ballistas get jammed, and if you don't have a dextrous rogue you're done for. On easy level I just had to stand at one ballista and hit it a dozen times.

Interesting game, though. I liked the way you could set very specific tactics for your allies. Wish I could take the pet dog with me into other games!

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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #82 on: October 10, 2014, 06:36:17 pm »
I've completed the first Dragon Age but still have two more I haven't even touched!
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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #83 on: October 24, 2014, 11:12:16 pm »
I've completed the first Dragon Age but still have two more I haven't even touched!

dragon age 2 has a good plot but it's ruined by the game play which seems to have too many minor plots with segmented arenas so you end up waiting while the screen reloads just to do a simple task - it's freakin' annoying like a movie that has unnecessary jump-cuts
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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #84 on: November 30, 2014, 10:44:45 am »
Excited to get Geometry Wars 3 this week. First game I've bought full price for myself in a while. Maps the gameplay of the original onto spheres (and other interesting three dimensional shapes) like Super Stardust, with a level structure like Mutant Storm. It's a lot of fun. If it's the last hurrah for XBLA - probably my favourite gaming platform of all time - it's a worthy one.

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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #85 on: January 21, 2015, 01:29:08 am »
Guess who's got into early access Alpha for H1Z1?

Knifesedge Adventures in MMOs (and other games!): H1Z1 First Impressions http://knifesedgemmo.blogspot.com/2015/01/h1z1-first-impressions.html?spref=tw
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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #86 on: January 22, 2015, 06:45:25 am »
Sounds pretty good! I like the idea of a MMO game that is completely deserted.

My very first experiences of online gaming were with a Sony beta, on the PS2. Long nights of playing SOCOM. I say playing, but what I mean is playing for a few seconds, dying upon my first encounter with the enemy, and then waiting ten minutes for the round to finish so that I could play again - no respawning in that game. Worst possible introduction to online gaming. But maybe I benefited in the long run, since that horrible experience has kept me out of online Call of Duty, Halo, World of Warcraft and all the other online addictions that could have pleasurably soaked up so much time.

I'm very excited by the announcement of Sid Meier's Spaceships. Not often that the title alone is enough to make me want to buy a game. Currently I'm playing XCOM: The Enemy Within.

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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #87 on: February 20, 2015, 06:47:03 pm »
Picked up Just Cause 2 and Mirror's Edge for three quid in the Xbox sales this week. Mirror's Edge would be brilliant if it just let you run and jump at top speed a bit more, but the fiddly bits slow it down. Just Cause 2 is great fun, especially being able to pull yourself around with your robot arm and use the parachute at any time, jumping from car to car, swinging from helicopters, all that stuff.

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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #88 on: February 21, 2015, 02:10:19 pm »
Recently picked up Rust, another early access alpha survival game. Building in this is flawless but it is more pvp so you can expect to get smacked down as soon as you progress anywhere.
Also Darkest Dungeon, a great little indie game which is one of the closest interpetations of a D & D dungeon crawl I've seen in computer form.
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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #89 on: April 19, 2015, 04:52:49 pm »
Approaching the end of Fallout 3. A giant tree man wants me to find his heart and destroy it. Taken a long time to finish it: got my first achievement back in April 2009, when I first left the Vault. My favourite part of it is the Mysterious Stranger, who randomly shows up to help you out in fights, even if you're up in space in a UFO.