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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Alex79uk » November 26th, 2018, 4:26 pm

Well if anyone feels like flogging/swapping their RDR2 for PS4 give me a yell! Not got a great deal to offer for a swap, but got loads of PS3 games and 360 ones, as well as a few on Gamecube.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Suits » November 26th, 2018, 5:52 pm

dezm0nd wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 4:24 pm
So i purchased tetris effect with the money and finding it alot more rewarding but why does the game suffer from framerate dips and affect the input in a laggy way? It puts a delay on the controller input and severely knackers the run
Mate, I saw on Twitter that you mentioned this - but I can’t think of a single instance that it’s burped or skipped, in VR or screen play.

Very odd.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by duskvstweak » November 26th, 2018, 5:57 pm

I picked up Jurassic World: Evolution on sale. I decided that $20 was a decent price for a game that doesn't have TONS going on but is a pretty decent Dinosaur-zoo simulator. I actually got sucked in to the game in a big way on my second island. More than something like Rollercoaster Tycoon, it actually reminds me of Lionhead's The Movies, less involved but sitting back and watching the ants (Triceratops) go about their business is a calming process.
Huh, where can I get a copy of The Movies these days...

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by dezm0nd » November 26th, 2018, 9:09 pm

Suits wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 5:52 pm
dezm0nd wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 4:24 pm
So i purchased tetris effect with the money and finding it alot more rewarding but why does the game suffer from framerate dips and affect the input in a laggy way? It puts a delay on the controller input and severely knackers the run
Mate, I saw on Twitter that you mentioned this - but I can’t think of a single instance that it’s burped or skipped, in VR or screen play.

Very odd.
Launch ps4, seems to happen after a pause

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by bixer » November 27th, 2018, 9:44 am

Been working my way through Octopath Traveler for the past 6 weeks or so.

I'm not typically one to get so engrossed in JRPGs outside of Pokemon, but Octopath has been different. It has made me realise however that handheld is the only way I wish to experience them, as otherwise I just won't make the time to finish them.

Already one of my favourite games of the year.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by DomsBeard » November 27th, 2018, 10:13 am

duskvstweak wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 5:57 pm
I picked up Jurassic World: Evolution on sale. I decided that $20 was a decent price for a game that doesn't have TONS going on but is a pretty decent Dinosaur-zoo simulator. I actually got sucked in to the game in a big way on my second island. More than something like Rollercoaster Tycoon, it actually reminds me of Lionhead's The Movies, less involved but sitting back and watching the ants (Triceratops) go about their business is a calming process.
Huh, where can I get a copy of The Movies these days...
Really enjoyed Jurassic World when I had it as a rental. I have been waiting for it to go sub £20 before picking it up on consoles. I got up to the 3rd island. That music on the intro sucks you right in.

With Christmas coming up I have to give a little nod to knowledge is power on PS4 which I played this weekend whilst on a family holiday away. Up to 6 players can play via their phones and it really is a fun quiz game. It was PS+ but for some reason I did not download it as it was not on mine when I checked last night. However they have released a new version called Decades which I picked up for £15.99 and have a game of with my Mrs last night. To start with you pick either 80's, 90's, 00's and 10's then whichever is picked most all of the following few questions are on that decade.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by ThirdMan » November 27th, 2018, 1:09 pm

Snip.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Chopper » November 27th, 2018, 3:41 pm

Traded by Friday lunchtime, I'm calling it now. ;)

I have been dipping in and out of Astro Bot, Gran Turismo Sport, and Demon's Souls.

Astro Bot is very nice; I'm not a fan of platformers so it's not the best thing ever for me but it is pretty neat and guaranteed to make you smile. The only drawback I've noticed is you can't turn back for stuff you've missed.

GT Sport is more of the same (for someone who is a Dodgem-car racer). I've never really gotten to grips with the fact that you can just out-tune your car to beat everyone else. I haven't been doing that this time round, so I have a bunch of 2nd finishes and one 1st in the Sunday Cup, and two wins in the Volkswagen Van event. The tracks are absolutely amazing though.

I was primarily interested in the VR side of things but that is disappointing (I somehow foolishly had the impression that there wouldn't be a reduction in visual fidelity) as it is only one other car and they are badly tuned so that they are hopeless. Maybe there is a setting to make them better, I dunno.

Demon's Souls is still the best. Amazing to see a game install from disc and not a single patch get downloaded (settle down now, KSub and Joshi). There seem to be a few bugs I don't remember from before (1-1 Dragon not breathing fire in his flyby for example), and I definitely have a deep hatred for 4-2, but it's all good.

Oh, also Tetris Effect, but I've hit diminishing returns on the penultimate level on Normal.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Suits » November 27th, 2018, 6:08 pm

Chopper wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 3:41 pm
GT Sport is more of the same (for someone who is a Dodgem-car racer). I've never really gotten to grips with the fact that you can just out-tune your car to beat everyone else. I haven't been doing that this time round, so I have a bunch of 2nd finishes and one 1st in the Sunday Cup, and two wins in the Volkswagen Van event. The tracks are absolutely amazing though.

I was primarily interested in the VR side of things but that is disappointing (I somehow foolishly had the impression that there wouldn't be a reduction in visual fidelity) as it is only one other car and they are badly tuned so that they are hopeless. Maybe there is a setting to make them better, I dunno.
One of the most enjoyable games I’ve played this year GT Sport.

I too bought it for the VR side of things and like you, after 90 seconds I binned it off. However, I soon became addicted to the simplistic driving options and wonderful physics of the driving.

I played and beat (on Gold) all of the Missions, which was thoroughly enjoyable and I’d recommend jumping into that at any level and giving it a go.

GT Sport really shines in that regard and delivers a great, refined, console racing sim without a lot of the surrounding fat that other racing sims carry.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by stvnorman » November 27th, 2018, 8:00 pm

My Dad’s just moved house and it seems like most of the contents of his loft were mine, given the pile of stuff now living in my garage! The first thing extracted from the pile was my Atari ST, and it powered on first time after gathering dust in a carrier bag for over 20 years. My Quickshot joystick, Ghouls n’ Ghosts and my beloved Kick Off were in the same bag, and that’s what I’ve been playing! Still an incredible game of football, and my muscle memory confirmed what an unplayable abomination that revamp from a couple of years ago on PS4 was! Can’t wait to find the huge box of disks with the rest of my games in...

Just finished the seventh dungeon in Legend of Zelda on the NES Classic Mini. Then on the Switch! As I’ve mentioned before, a couple of dungeons in I couldn’t resist starting it on the Switch as well, so I’m playing both version in parallel. It seems like I’m not far from the end now, but I really don’t want it to finish. First (and second) time playing it and I absolutely love it!

Apart from that, still obsessed with Moonlighter on Switch, not as obsessed as I wish I was with Castlevania Rondo of Blood on PS4, and plodding away on Mad Max despite being a bit bored with it now.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by dezm0nd » November 28th, 2018, 8:03 am

Still utterly absorbed by Tetris Effect, probably will consume me until Smash Bros Ultimate. If you want more leaderboard names add Gargette on your ps4

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Suits » November 28th, 2018, 8:42 am

How much of a step up in normal from easy ??

I’m at the last level on easy now, once I beat it I’m stepping up to Normal.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Chopper » November 28th, 2018, 8:58 am

Suits wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 8:42 am
How much of a step up in normal from easy ??

I’m at the last level on easy now, once I beat it I’m stepping up to Normal.
It's not a big step up at all, at least in the first half. Gets a bit tricky near the end.
Suits wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 6:08 pm

One of the most enjoyable games I’ve played this year GT Sport.

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I played and beat (on Gold) all of the Missions, which was thoroughly enjoyable and I’d recommend jumping into that at any level and giving it a go.
I played the first two missions this morning and it does seem like a good way of getting the most out of the game, cheers.

@stvnorman
plodding away on Mad Max despite being a bit bored with it now.
I hope you are critical pathing it at this stage and not doing the side activities; I did them for the first area and didn't bother any other sectors as they are all the same, just bombed through to the end.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Flabyo » November 28th, 2018, 9:22 am

I think I ended up doing everything in Mad Max, but I was out of work at the time and that kind of ‘mop up the sandbox’ is pretty good gaming when you’re depressed.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Stanshall » November 28th, 2018, 9:46 am

GT Sport is an absolutely fantastic online racing game, so that would be my recommendation. Much better than Forza 7 or any Horizon. I've seldom felt such tension and satisfaction as hanging on over a few laps of the 'Ring. Heart attack inducing shit. Great times. Single player cup content ain't great but the tutorial/mission stuff which teaches you the tracks is phenomenal. Best of its kind, in my experience.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Suits » November 28th, 2018, 9:52 am

Stanshall wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 9:46 am
GT Sport is an absolutely fantastic online racing game, so that would be my recommendation. Much better than Forza 7 or any Horizon. I've seldom felt such tension and satisfaction as hanging on over a few laps of the 'Ring. Heart attack inducing shit. Great times. Single player cup content ain't great but the tutorial/mission stuff which teaches you the tracks is phenomenal. Best of its kind, in my experience.
The enjoyment I got from GT-S took me back to the glory days of F3 on the 360.

Pick a track, set a time man - I’ll race ya !!

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Chopper » November 28th, 2018, 3:20 pm

On the final level of Demon's Souls now. Maneater was the only serious threat to my glass cannon Magician, and I'll be taking down the Old King by means of subterfuge, so not long now.

Urgh, and I forgot the Blue Dragon. Not so easy when your bow does 5 damage.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Simonsloth » November 28th, 2018, 5:27 pm

Chopper wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 3:20 pm
On the final level of Demon's Souls now. Maneater was the only serious threat to my glass cannon Magician, and I'll be taking down the Old King by means of subterfuge, so not long now.

Urgh, and I forgot the Blue Dragon. Not so easy when your bow does 5 damage.
WHAT?! How are you on the final level already? I started before you and have put a lot of time into it.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Chopper » November 28th, 2018, 5:46 pm

Well, I thought I’d get ahead of you in case you needed a dig out :)

Plus, I know all the shortcuts, enemy placement etc, and haven’t been collecting stones or upgrading anything.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by stvnorman » November 28th, 2018, 7:47 pm

plodding away on Mad Max despite being a bit bored with it now.
I hope you are critical pathing it at this stage and not doing the side activities; I did them for the first area and didn't bother any other sectors as they are all the same, just bombed through to the end.
I am. Went through the phase of being distracted by everything, then just doing what I needed to, now just focussed on getting to the end as I’ve got this far. Next stop is Gas Town, so assume I’m heading towards a climax there. It’s not a bad game, just finding it very repetitive now.

While I’m here, I’ll also quickly mention the wonderful R-Type Dimensions EX out on Switch today. I remember being blown away by the Spectrum version, and now after all this time I’ve got my mitts on the arcade original and I’m like a pig in muck. I can still only get to the end of stage one on the original, and I’ve not tried the sequel yet, but this is a forever game so no rush! What I don’t really care for is the updated graphics option. It’s fantastic that pressing X switches seamlessly between old and new, but the modern take just seems very bland by modern standards. Anyway, no problem just steering clear of X!

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