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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by KSubzero1000 » April 6th, 2018, 11:11 am

Alex79uk wrote:
April 6th, 2018, 10:44 am
Any tips!? It seems much harder than any other MGS game I've played...
These may sound a bit generic, but:

-Use your binoculars to mark as many enemies as possible.
-Take your time and observe guard patterns before moving.
-Don't sprint unless you know exactly where you're going.
-In general, stay crouched when navigating unfamiliar territory.
-As usual, tranq headshots are your best friend.
-Try to hold up guards if you can get behind them, and don't leave them lying around in the open.
-Don't underestimate the guards' field of vision. The AI in V is near-realistic in that regard, so assume that if you can see them, they can probably see you.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Alex79uk » April 6th, 2018, 3:22 pm

Thanks, I'll give it another go tonight!

Played a bit of Trackmania Turbo again last night, but totally lost interest when I discovered the entire game is just time trials. No actual races? It wasn't really what I was hoping for. May go back to it another time because I'm not against the idea of a time trial racing game in theory (love Dirt Rally) but wasn't really what I wanted right now.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Todinho » April 6th, 2018, 5:51 pm

Ground Zeroes is pretty hard first time around and unlike Phantom Pain you dont have any gagdets to make your life easier and many other techniques so it can feel pretty limiting, I will say that crawling along the ground is really powerfull also dont forget you can shoot down the lights to make your path easier, stealth is pretty important but going full auto in V is pretty viable as well so even if you get spotted dont consider it game over sometimes it can work to your advantage if you draw enemies to one area while you go around their back.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Simonsloth » April 6th, 2018, 6:48 pm

Ground Zeroes definitely is harder than phantom pain but I think mastering it makes the main game more satisfying.

My one tip at the beginning is to go right. I’m sure others will disagree but going left always ended in disaster. That’s your spoiler free walkthrough right there.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Simonsloth » April 6th, 2018, 9:04 pm

Interestingly I’m playing horizon zero dawn which reminds me a lot of phantom pain.

I’m absolutely hooked and glad I started it now as it’s absolutely huge (or at least seems to be)

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Alex79uk » April 6th, 2018, 9:14 pm

Thanks all. I was close to giving it up and playing Fallout 4 instead, but I think I'll persevere, because, y'know, it's METAL GEAR BLOODY SOLID LADS!

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Alex79uk » April 7th, 2018, 6:19 pm

Played a bit more PUBG on mobile with my eldest again today. Bots or not, it's terrific fun. It's a stroke of genius releasing it for free, because I will be on that day one when it comes to PS4.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by deacon05oc » April 7th, 2018, 11:29 pm

Started Super Mario Odyssey. I’ve haven’t played a Mario game since NES and never played a 3D Mario.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by KSubzero1000 » April 8th, 2018, 1:02 pm

I've been replaying the God of War games over the course of the past few weeks in anticipation for the upcoming reboot. Currently on GoW3 and I'm having a total blast.

Perhaps I'll make a dedicated GoW thread when I'm done, since we don't have one of those?


^^ @deacon: You're in for a treat. ;)

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by ratsoalbion » April 8th, 2018, 1:26 pm

KSubzero1000 wrote:
April 8th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Perhaps I'll make a dedicated GoW thread when I'm done, since we don't have one of those?
For sure.

I still have Ghost of Sparta, Chains of Olympus and Ascension all to play some day...

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Flabyo » April 8th, 2018, 3:11 pm

Been playing a fair bit of Tesla vs Lovecraft, it’s a fun twin stick shooter. I don’t think it’s as out and out fun as Assault Android Cactus or Geometry Wars, but it has a really interesting perks system where you evolve your characters abilities during each run that mixes up the gameplay such that it doesn’t always play the same way.

It also hands out achievements like candy, bar the last three of them.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Alex79uk » April 8th, 2018, 6:04 pm

ratsoalbion wrote:
April 8th, 2018, 1:26 pm
KSubzero1000 wrote:
April 8th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Perhaps I'll make a dedicated GoW thread when I'm done, since we don't have one of those?
For sure.

I still have Ghost of Sparta, Chains of Olympus and Ascension all to play some day...
Those two PSP games were great, and are fantastic to play on the Vita. I've owned Ascension for years and never got round to it, though. Doubt I ever will at this point, but as someone who only came to the series with the PS3 remasters, they're still fantastic hack and slash action games I think.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by ratsoalbion » April 8th, 2018, 7:31 pm

I have the PS3 ‘HD’ versions of the two handheld games.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Michiel K » April 9th, 2018, 4:44 pm

I’ve been playing...

Resident Evil: Code Veronica (DC)

I normally don’t mention games I’ m playing for the podcast in here, but this has been quite the adventure. Having dealt with 2 faulty PAL disc 2’s and an initial restart of X on the PS2, I’ve now restarted the game on an NTSC Dreamcast copy. Becoming quite familiar with the first half of this game in the process.

Batman (NES)

This game is as good as I remember, but I now hold it in higher esteem than I ever did, based on how well it has held up. I rank it above the NES Castlevanias and Ninja Gaidens, as far as 8-bit action platformers go, though it is a bit more slow paced and deliberate than NG. The sprite work makes great use of darkness and shadows to accentuate and bring out the more colourful important bits and it’s downright artistic.

Fester’s Quest (NES)

F***k whatcha heard, this s**t is still fun, even without a turbo controller. The improved PAL version, that is.

Mortal Kombat XL (PC)

Got this for a great price thanks to a tip from Mr. Karl Moon, and have been messing around with this, even though I’m not a big NRS fan. Lots of content, great backgrounds, amusingly icky gore and somewhat technical, stuttery stop and go fighting action is enough to keep me engaged for now, but when all is said and done I don’t see this as a mainstay to play vs. friends. Oh and the PC version has an annoying soond bug that requires restarting the game, when it occurs.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by stvnorman » April 9th, 2018, 10:01 pm

I’m very much enjoying Ratchet & Clank care of PS+. Not hugely challenging but a fun blast that looks absolutely stunning at points. Definitely worth a download! Also dipping in and out of everything on the C64 Mini, as well as Ghostbusters, which I couldn’t resist going through the hassle of loading from a USB stick; whilst many are complaining that this is a pain, I think the effort makes you appreciate it more - if I could have just stuck a thousand games on a stick I’d have never have spent so much time enjoying this classic again.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Alex79uk » April 10th, 2018, 9:51 am

I love that old Ghostbusters game. The one with the city grid and you go around catching the slimers? Used to play that all the time on my old Amstrad.

Despite meaning to start MGSV I've got sucked in to restarting Fallout 4. Spent about four hours so far just building new houses in Sanctuary. It's just relaxing playing on remote play in bed, gathering stuff and building. I'm having a blast, despite not actually shooting anything past the opening intro missions!

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by kintaris » April 10th, 2018, 2:36 pm

I just finished the... I guess "basic" ending of Super Mario Odyssey. Phenomenal game of course, but got weaker towards the finish as these things tend to.

I will still keep hunting Moons, hence this isn't in the completed thread! But I suppose my next adventure is to start stepping backwards through the 3D Marios that I missed (everything since Sunshine).

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by ThirdMan » April 12th, 2018, 2:39 pm

I've just finished my fourth Divine Beast in Breath of the Wild. It's taken me 65 hours to get to this point. I've only completed 15 side quests, 48 Shrines and three memories. Plus I've got a paltry 32 Korok seeds. I've no intention of a 100% completion, but I've still got a lot more game to get through. And that's before I get to the DLC content.

I don't know if I should just go ahead and defeat Ganon, and satisfy my desire to see the credits roll, or just keep exploring until I feel like I've had enough, then defeat Ganon and leave it at that.

What did everyone else do?

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by KSubzero1000 » April 12th, 2018, 3:22 pm

ThirdMan wrote:
April 12th, 2018, 2:39 pm
What did everyone else do?
I've recently discovered another podcast to binge-listen to which seems to have gobbled up my free time as of late (I'm a cheating bastard, please don't ban me!), which means I'm still intermittently playing through GoW3. Labyrinth. Level 5 Cestus. Lion roar sound effects. So much fun.

Other than that, I've gone back to AM2R, which is probably one of the most amazing fan games ever made. I'll definitely have to commit to a full playthrough one of these days, but playing on PC is weird and makes me feel all self-conscious for some reason.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Flabyo » April 12th, 2018, 5:45 pm

ThirdMan wrote:
April 12th, 2018, 2:39 pm
What did everyone else do?
I didn’t bother much with the korok seeds. I grabbed those that I passed by, but I had no interest in trying to find them all. The upgrades you get for them are worth it a little, but there’s defintely diminshing returns on those.

After beating the divine beasts I completed the ‘where were these photos taken’ quest to unlock all the memory cutscenes, did some of the larger shrines in interesting parts of the map (the labyrinths, for example).

Then I took down Ganon.

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