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Herc, you asshole. You don't open a post with "LAST WEEK, steam had a sale". You advertise the sale that's going on now, fool!

Anyhoo, I got so pissed off at Assassin's Creed Unity a couple of weeks ago, I decided to find out whether or not I skipped the wrong game(wrong in this case being AC4: Black Flag). To my surprise, I was indeed correct. AC4: Black Flag is tied with AC2 as the best game in the series. And it's hella fun!

Also, finally, in the wake of Dragon Age Inquisition, we picked up LittleBigPlanet 3 a little while ago. It's fun, but compared to the other two; a tad too hard. There's 3 new characters(Toggle, who can toggle between large and heavy, and small and light, Swoop, a bird, and finally, Oddsock, a wall-running dog-like thing). The learning curve for all three new characters is a bit steep, leaving you baffled, and unable to complete it on your own.


I did play a fair bit of Deus Ex way back in the day. Never got around to Invisible War, as it wasn't widely released in Norway, and the peer 2 peer networks back then didn't have quite the selection.
As for Human Revolution, I have it installed on my PS3, and did play an hour or two, before letting it go. I guess it's not my kind of game anymore.

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Tomahawk wrote:

...we picked up LittleBigPlanet 3 a little while ago. It's fun, but compared to the other two; a tad too hard.

When it released 4-5 of the Lper's I follow started playthroughs of it in collab mode. None of the series' got past about 10 episodes because the game was SO DAMN BUGGED. At one point, one of the boss battles was impossible to complete because every once in a while the entire world would just go entirely invisible until you reset the game, another level was impossible to finish because...it was impossible to finish, the game was broken such that you just physically couldn't do one of the things you needed to do.

No clue if it's the same in single player, or if they've fixed it since, but it was hilarious the extent to which that game didn't work, in so far as I wasn't the one that paid for it.

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It's been a long time coming, but I'm finally getting round to playing KOTOR. I actually picked it up (along with the sequel) during the last Steam summer sale, but I only really played it for a couple of hours or so. Now with the Star Wars Humble Bundle coming about, I decided to take another stab at it and oh, am I loving it!

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Yeah, but you probably spoiled yourself on the story already, knowing you. Even that aside, it's a brilliant game. The sequel even more so, gameplay-wise, but the story is a bit lacking.

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Yeah, I'm spoiled for it - but it was actually unintentional this time!

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Yeah, but you probably spoiled yourself on the story already

You spoiled it for him! He was on the same podcast!  lol

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...that may or may not be true.

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Just started playing Robocraft tonight. It's pretty cool, though it's one of those where you're kinda grinding the whole time because you just need one more tech point to get that upgraded armor / gun / whatever.

You build robots out of parts, very much similarly to how you build things in minecraft. Then you battle other players in a kinda oldschool variation of a 'capture' map. You can defend your base or go help capture the enemy's base. I think there was a game type in Tribes that was very similar to this.

Anyway, it's pretty dang fun, and it's F2P. It's early access, tho, so while there's a lot of stuff you can already unlock and strap onto your robot, the tech tree has a LOT of room to grow. Unfortunately There is some Pay-To-Win stuff in the game, but the it's set up to take advantage of tiers, so robots made up of lower-level parts will be in a lower tier than the dudes who dumped $500 into in-game currency to build MegaBot5000. So if you don't just pay money to unlock everything immediately, you can level-up and be playing around with robots of similar status as your own without worrying about some tier 8 asshole randomly showing up and wrecking you every match. On the other hand, there are random 'challenge' matches where the game will take a dozen or so low-level bots and face them against a few higher level bots.

If making a little dune-buggy or hover-craft thingy and then strapping lots of guns on it and shooting other people's dune-buggies sounds fun to you, then you should probably be playing this. I recommend it. The building tools are pretty simple and you can make some pretty crazy shit with it.

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I spent most of the day playing a newish game called This War of Mine, an indie game where you contro a small group (3 to 4) of people and lead them through surviving a war-torn city where resources are limited. The game is divided into two key parts, one where have a cross-section view of your house and build, grow or craft items, feed, entertain and rest your survivors, this all takes place during the day and runs on a clock. The other part of the game is at night, where you send of your people out to scavenge for the resources (wood, medicine, components, weapons, food, cigarettes etc.) at other locations around the city (also in 2d cross-sectional form), sometimes encountering other survivors, soldiers, bandits etc.

It's an engrossing and very different game from what I usually play. Sometimes, you have to make choices about whether to help other people. Do you give up your only drugs to give to a couple of children? Do you take in another survivor who's not that useful even though that means another mouth to feed and your other guys are all hungry?

What makes this game so great for me though is how it's a game of consequences. At one location, I ventured too far and the squatters started chasing me out of it. I had a knife on me so I stabbed and killed one, then another, and then another until all those chasing were dead. This survivor then returned to the shelter, backpack full of stuff I had taken, but was completely shattered by what he had done. Not only was he broken by the experience (and therefore virtually unuseable for tasks) but the effect was felt by all his friends who couldn't believe it had come down to murder.

Very rarely does your avatar in a game come across a human being and here I was reminded I was playing with a character and making him do things that would irrevocably change him. And the guilt and remorse that I felt at making him murder other people was immense.

Anyhow, I'd recommend at least a look at a Let's Play on youtube.

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Just gonna throw this here in case y'all don't know:

The new Unreal Tournament has a pre-alpha version available for download. It's still early in development, official release isn't slated til August. But it's already hella fun...and I mean c'mon new shiny UT for free!!

WOO!

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My computer could never handle UT back when it was a big thing, so I've never got the chance to give it a go. I'll give it a download, fancy a game?

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Ooh, count me in.

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Update on my adventures in Tomb Raiding post:

Tomb Raider (2013) was excellent. It has a handful of tombs (tricky but simple puzzle-solving), so it's not so much Tomb Raider as Lara Croft: Origins. However, as far as a reboot beginning to tell the story of how Lara became Lara, it's really, really impressive. It leans towards third-person action, with all the classic jump-and-climb stuff, but I think it's really satisfying. I am thoroughly impressed. And oh my god, the environments are utterly gorgeous. And I don't recall another game (well, except for the Mass Effect trilogy) where I was this immersed in the game. Lara gets repeatedly and seriously fucked up by the environment, and I could almost feel it. I totally recommend this, even at full-price. I will definitely replay this in the not-too-distant future.

Tomb Raider I: Goddamn, it holds up well. I only ever played the third one as a kid, so this was new to me, but it does have some interesting and mind-wracking puzzles. I was gonna play it out of historical interest, but it held my attention all the way through. And, holy crap, the whole game was designed and made by a grand total of six people!
(Also, this might be the premiere animal-killing game. Yikes.)

Tomb Raider II: Equally fun and quite a bit harder, but still good. Although the level design can get confusing and needlessly complex (if you can complete the whole game without once referring to a walkthrough, I salute you).

On to Tomb Raider III, which I last played half my life ago....

edited: to make that a 4-period ellipsis. because, you know.

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Herc wrote:

if you can complete the whole game without once referring to a walkthrough, I salute you.

Well, you know, back in '98, we kinda had to.

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I liked the new Tomb Raider reboot quite a bit. Although, it did kind of drag on for me.

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I might be a bit dim, but I thought that it would end with the helicopter crash. I was pleasantly surprised to find another third of the game!

Wasn't super into Lara's characterization, but I liked her more towards the end.

Felt a lot like Uncharted, which was appreciated. :)

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I've set us up a Steam Group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/friendsinyourhead

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NO GOLDEN EYE! That is all I am saying!

Hurroo

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Goldeneye can't be played thru steam.

..Unless you count GoldenEye Source.

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I wish it was - but yeah no.  It was as a failed attempt online as another thing. Add the steam thing. It should be fun!

Hurroo

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Team Fortress 2 - free on steam. Lets make a massive forum game

Hurroo

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I wish it was - but yeah no.  It was as a failed attempt online as another thing. Add the steam thing. It should be fun!


...eh, what?

If you're referring to GoldenEye online, it's an N64 Emulator that enables online play as emulated offline multiplayer. The player starting the game is player 1, controls the game and such, and you're all playing on the same screen.
It works just fine.

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Tried playing last night with Screwball, Spork and Saniss. Didn't seem to work nicely this time, awh well.

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Oh, now suddenly the Norwegian isn't that bad, eh?

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I don't know what you guys are talking about, and I have no dog in this race whatsoever.








But, no — the Norwegian is definitely that bad.

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I can attest to that.

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