Whatcha Been Playing?

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by ThirdDrawing » March 15th, 2018, 5:58 pm

A bit of Rocket League on the Switch

Bioshock Infinite in preparation for the podcast

Started Dragon Quest Builders on Switch tonight......I think it's going to be a time sink.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Suits » March 15th, 2018, 7:26 pm

Hierony wrote:
March 15th, 2018, 2:00 pm
Suits wrote:
March 10th, 2018, 11:22 pm
I’ve been playing Celeste on the Switch, solely in handheld mode, on and off of late.
it's an absolute cracker. I've got to the last level, very very hard but so satisfying.


Anyone played Flinthook ?
Celeste was hard but fair, very fair.

Nothing ever felt impossible, very well made.

No, not picked up Flinthook yet, I’m going to play Kirby when it comes out tomorrow and see where I am after that I think.

But it’s certaibly on my radar !!

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by ThirdMan » March 16th, 2018, 8:43 am

I picked up Xenoblade Chronicles X yesterday. I put about an hour into it but bounced off it pretty hard. Ughh, that music. And those haircuts. Even the garish looking text and arcade menu sounds. I'm just gonna have to stop buying Japanese RPGs, save for one or two exceptions (Dark Souls, Nioh). I cannot get used to that whole anime 'thing' that they do. It's my own fault for not researching the game properly beforehand.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Alex79uk » March 17th, 2018, 10:32 am

I played a little bit of Bound the other night. I'd intended to play the whole thing in one sitting but my middle boy woke up throwing up all over his cot, so that put a stop to that! What I played seemed fun though, and hot damn that is one good looking game. So stylised, it's one of the best looking games on PS4 I genuinely think. It's like playing inside what TV and movies think the inside of a computer looks like!

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Simonsloth » March 17th, 2018, 7:36 pm

Playing zone of the Enders 2.

A bit annoyed as I hadn’t heard about the 4K/VR remaster imminently incoming. Don’t know if I want to start it all over again.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Todinho » March 18th, 2018, 7:45 pm

So I've been playing Uncharted 4 and I just had to remark on Chapter 4 which was the best bit so far, something struck me while playing that especially was the scene between Nate and Helena, I was thinking and if that scene was in a movie it would've been a good scene but that would be it, seeing that in a game however I was absolutelly floored, everything in that scene from the graphical quality to the animations and performances just blew my mind.

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Post by Alex79uk » March 18th, 2018, 11:06 pm

Yeah I really liked that whole part, really nicely done.

I've been playing Infamous Second Son. I recently (last week) started a new job, and my old work gave me a load of Amazon vouchers amongst other things as a leaving gift. I had the Shadow Of The Collossus remake in my basket ready to buy when I suddenly stopped myself, realising I have about ten games that I actually really want to play sitting on my PS4 installed, and I'm mental buying more stuff before at least trying to get some of those done. So I started Infamous, and am really enjoying it. I liked the first two, and yeah it's more of the same really. Suits me fine.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by duskvstweak » March 19th, 2018, 5:24 pm

Someone gifted me Worlds of Final Fantasy, a game I would never have picked up on my own. But, having started it and finding out it's Pokemon Final Fantasy World Tour, I'm kind of all in. The chibi art isn't my cup of tea, but they do have a battle mechanic around it, so it's not just cosmetic. Did anyone else play this?

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Michiel K » March 19th, 2018, 7:31 pm

Been playing a fair bit of my birthday gift, Mario + Rabbids. What a joy of a game and it's pretty addictive in the way the modern X-com games and the better Fire Emblem games are.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Suits » March 19th, 2018, 8:33 pm

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March 19th, 2018, 7:31 pm
Been playing a fair bit of my birthday gift, Mario + Rabbids. What a joy of a game and it's pretty addictive in the way the modern X-com games and the better Fire Emblem games are.
Yeah, top game that. Gets pretty challenging too.

I recently went back to it, some time after first finishing it and played the Co-Op challenges with a friend couch Co-Op, very good, he loved it.


I’m two Worlds into Kirby All Star Allies on the Switch. It’s OK, pretty challenge-less but is enjoyable non the less.

The puzzles are very mild and require the right combination of friends to solve, which do make them rather satisfying when you figure them out.

It’s a very pleasant place to be mind and is fun exploring the Kirby universe and getting through it.

I’ll see how it pans out.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Simonsloth » March 19th, 2018, 10:36 pm

I’m currently playing ico.

When I booted up the game on my ps3 it offered me a stereoscopic 3D mode. I completely forgot about the 3D craze where seemingly every game was offering it and it was touted as the future.

The game itself is absolutely astonishing in 3D and so far I’m pleased to replay it this way

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by seansthomas » March 20th, 2018, 10:05 pm

Hit an absolute wall of bullshit in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 last night. A bridge I couldn't access stopping progression of the game because a character I only just got has a secret ability that's not apparent and needs to be highly levelled. No tutorial to explain why or tips on how to carry on.

Eventually pieced together about 4 different Reddit threads and someone mentioned there's this place you'd have NO reason to think you could go back to that had dozens of these bugs you have to collect to level up. Total ball crap.

Only positive to come out of several hours of frustration and Googling was the area I returned to takes on a whole new life when you go back there and it's stunning.

This game. At times, spellbinding. At others, infuriating, obtuse and badly designed.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Hierony » March 21st, 2018, 2:00 pm

Playing loads of ARMS these days. Got any fellow ARMS players in here? Love experimenting with different strategies and mixing it up with weird character abilities / arms etc. Such a fun fighting game!

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Chopper » March 21st, 2018, 6:22 pm

I have won the World Series with the lowest-payroll team in OOTP18. It only took about two months (and 4 in-game years) of occupying my every waking hour.

Now the question is, do I stop there or continue on and try and build a dynasty?

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by seansthomas » March 21st, 2018, 8:55 pm

Hierony wrote:
March 21st, 2018, 2:00 pm
Playing loads of ARMS these days. Got any fellow ARMS players in here? Love experimenting with different strategies and mixing it up with weird character abilities / arms etc. Such a fun fighting game!
In a fan, though I haven't put huge amounts of time into it. Probably 15-20 hours. But yeah, it's delightful. And very deep I reckon, if you persist.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Alex79uk » March 21st, 2018, 9:56 pm

Played my first ever game of PUBG (on my mobile phone) just now. Finished in the top ten, seems like a fun game!

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by ThirdMan » March 22nd, 2018, 10:46 am

Alex79uk wrote:
March 21st, 2018, 9:56 pm
Played my first ever game of PUBG (on my mobile phone) just now. Finished in the top ten, seems like a fun game!
I've just finished my first game of this. I came third place with four kills to my name. The tension was almost unbearable at the end. So yeah, it's PUBG alright.

I've only put about 20 hours into the Xbox One port, so I'd be interested to hear what more experienced players think of it. However I'm very pleased with how it's turned out and I can guarantee I'll end up putting more time into this version in the short term.

The truth is I just cannot really accept PUBG's implementation on Xbox. It's just too bloody rough. It's a work in progress and I knew that when I bought it, but I think I'll hold off until there's a few more performance patches released (to be fair, the latest patch has made a noticeable difference). On average I'd only put about 100-120 hours into a multiplayer shooter before I move on. So I guess I don't want to waste my remaining 100 hours on an unfinished project. I'll come back later when they appear to have it running as well as they can on that platform.

Back to the mobile version. I played on a Galaxy S6 and the game recommended I choose the most basic performance settings. But I was still happy with how it played. As strange as it sounds, the mobile version performs much better than its Xbox equivalent, relative to the capabilities of the hardware.

Also, the touch screen works really well with the inventory; it feels far more intuitive than on console. Aiming and shooting is quite fiddly, but that's part and parcel of touch screen so I can live with that. Overall it's a far more approachable game than it has any right to be when one considers the ongoing difficulties in moving the franchise from PC. I'm very impressed.

PUBG in my pocket. Wow.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by ThirdMan » March 22nd, 2018, 12:02 pm

I just came 2nd place in a sickeningly intense final exchange. I'm sure this mobile version will have its detractors, but my dry mouth and shaking hands is enough to tell me that this is PUBG. No doubt about that.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by seansthomas » March 22nd, 2018, 7:07 pm

ThirdMan wrote:
March 22nd, 2018, 12:02 pm
I just came 2nd place in a sickeningly intense final exchange. I'm sure this mobile version will have its detractors, but my dry mouth and shaking hands is enough to tell me that this is PUBG. No doubt about that.
This bodes well for a Switch port too.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Spacefarer » March 22nd, 2018, 7:13 pm

I recently got a Super Nt, and playing Super Mario World on it has somehow been a different, more compelling, experience to playing it on Wii Virtual Console and through emulation on my PC.

Doesn't help that it's in Japanese, though.

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