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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Chopper » May 27th, 2019, 4:07 pm

Having a look at Satisfactory, the 3D Factorio. The planet you land on is beautifully realised, verdant and lush. I've just built my first machine and am having serious qualms about the pollution, of all things:

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by stvnorman » May 27th, 2019, 6:18 pm

I finally got around to having a go at Friday the 13th: The Game, which was a PS+ game months ago. Right subject matter, wrong game type, which is why I’d never bothered until now with it despite loving the films and Jason as a character. It just reminded me of the worst bits of Assassin’s Creed, but at least it’s freed up the precious PS4 space it was hogging.

I’m really into Punch-Out! on the NES Classic Mini at the moment. First time I’ve ever properly played it, but have worked my way to the first title and a couple more fights after that. It really is a joy to play! I did start with the Switch version but the original controller feels so much better. Still a brilliant game.

Speaking of brilliant games, I left Baba is You last week completely stuck on a puzzle. Taking a break completely worked - I realised what it was trying to get me to do almost straight away then it just took some experimentation. Still one of the most ingenious games I’ve ever come across.

Lastly, the plod through Final Fantasy 7 on Switch continues. It’s still great, but at this rate the remake of the upcoming remake will have arrived before I’m done! “My hands are too stained to carry her anymore.” It’s getting serious!

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Alex79uk » May 27th, 2019, 7:42 pm

stvnorman wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 6:18 pm
I’m really into Punch-Out! on the NES Classic Mini at the moment. First time I’ve ever properly played it, but have worked my way to the first title and a couple more fights after that. It really is a joy to play! I did start with the Switch version but the original controller feels so much better. Still a brilliant game.
Yes! I've been playing the hell out of this! Really fun, although I've been stuck on one guy for about a week now...

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Suits » May 27th, 2019, 7:53 pm

I’m having a wonderful time playing between Doom 64 and Catlevania: Dawn of Sorrow.

I’m playing both on their native consoles right at the end of Doom 64 and 50% of the Castle.

The mix of genres and TV to handheld, is really appealing.


**On a side note, I’m finding it staggering how much better (all round) playing a DS game on my DSi-XL is, than on my N3DS-XL.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Scrustle » May 27th, 2019, 8:04 pm

Suits wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 7:53 pm

**On a side note, I’m finding it staggering how much better (al round) playing a DS game on my DSi-XL is, than on my N3DS-XL.
Interesting. Why's that?

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Suits » May 27th, 2019, 8:24 pm

Scrustle wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Suits wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 7:53 pm

**On a side note, I’m finding it staggering how much better (all round) playing a DS game on my DSi-XL is, than on my N3DS-XL.
Interesting. Why's that?

So, I'm totally done with testing things but I'll give you a brief summary.

It feels better. The games were designed to be played with a D-Pad, so the position of the D-pad (being at the more comfortable top position) just feels better.

It looks better. I started playing C:DoS on my N3DS-XL with the IPS screen, in DS pixel perfect mode (by holding start & select when you boot the cart). The problem with Pixel Perfect on the 3DS-XL is that it leaves big big borders, which make it look too odd. The only other option is to stretch it out - nope.

After about 4 hours and not feeling completely comfortable with it on the 3DS, I thought I'd boot it on my DSi-XL and see what that was like.

There's a large difference, firstly the aspect ration is perfect and fits wonderfully, but also the colours are more vivid and clearly a lot sharper.

Games also seem to load faster. Not something I'm generally sensitive too but I'm sure these in and out of these quicker than on my 3DS.

I even went back to my 3DS to see confirm what I thought and I stand by it.

Now, I'm funny about hardware - I love it, so these are very minor things, I'm sure most won't even notice it generally but I keep an eye out things like this as I enjoy it.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Scrustle » May 27th, 2019, 8:38 pm

Didn't know the 3DS has problems with backward compatibility. Interesting. That's a shame though. Usually Nintendo are really good at that, at least when they do it through hardware rather than emulation.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Suits » May 27th, 2019, 8:41 pm

Scrustle wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Didn't know the 3DS has problems with backward compatibility.
I wouldn’t call them problems as such, but there are certainly differences and quirks it seems.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Chopper » May 28th, 2019, 2:32 pm

Well it's been a few days since I landed on this planet in Satisfactory (PC, Early Access, Epic Game Store only :D )

I have built a small mining operation:

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And.... a space elevator :lol:


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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Suits » May 28th, 2019, 2:35 pm

Bugger. That looks incredible.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Chopper » May 28th, 2019, 2:37 pm

There's a great chunky feel to all the machines you make, and excellent animations. Really adds a lot. The space elevator being built was really cool. :mrgreen:

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Suits » May 28th, 2019, 2:51 pm

We used to run a Minecraft server with Nuclearcraft on it and we all had separate roles to keep the server up running and safe.

The satisfaction from doing everything, for nothing, is brilliant.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by clippa » May 28th, 2019, 3:09 pm

My nephew: The satisfaction of watching your uncle build an entire village complete with statues and water features over the course of a few months and then razing it all the ground in the space of one blissful, destructive minute with TNT is brilliant.

Looks like I'd be too thick to play that. It looks complicated.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Chopper » May 28th, 2019, 4:15 pm

clippa wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Looks like I'd be too thick to play that. It looks complicated.
It's actually quite simple and superficial (but looks great) at the moment. I 'manufactured' all that from just one starting iron and copper mine, very basic ingredients compared to let's say, Factorio, where if you wanted to drill for oil you even had to make the barrels to put it in first.

Edit: Ah, but you're talking about Nuclearcraft :oops:
Suits wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 2:51 pm
We used to run a Minecraft server with Nuclearcraft on it and we all had separate roles to keep the server up running and safe.

The satisfaction from doing everything, for nothing, is brilliant.
That's the stuff! I never got into Minecraft because the lack of defined goals killed me. I didn't realise there might be mods/servers that provide that structure. I greatly enjoyed Gus Smedstad's posts on the RPS forum a few years ago, about his experiences with the Gregtech mod. They are very niche and are collected in the spoiler below if anyone wants to read them (I want to re-read them anyway).:

The meat of his experiences (in order - and it's a slow start) are here:
Spoiler: show

Sorry, can't be bothered formatting all these:

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While his screenies are this post and the several following.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by clippa » May 28th, 2019, 6:39 pm

Chopper wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Edit: Ah, but you're talking about Nuclearcraft :oops:
No, you were right the first time, that "Satisfactory" game you've been playing.
Ah mate, it's after you swung and missed the other day with those Peter Jackson films, isn't it? Your confidence is gone, you're doubting yourself.
It was just a blip, you were having a bad day. Now get back out there and show them what you're made of, cowboy!

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by stvnorman » May 29th, 2019, 7:20 pm

Just to remind me that Cuphead isn’t as cruel as I think it is, I spent a whole evening playing Manic Miner last night! At one point I got to the fifth screen, which is about as far as I’ve ever got, but even now there is very little I would change about it.

I also spent far longer than I expected to playing Atari 2600 Boxing! It’s not going to replace my current NES Classic Punch-Out! obsession any time soon, but it’s still surprisingly tactical and the pull of a rematch after a close fight is the same as when I played it endlessly at my best friend’s house in the early 80’s! I do now have my old 1970’s Interstate console close to hand if anyone’s interested in hearing about Tennis or Football on there next time?

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Flabyo » May 29th, 2019, 7:22 pm

Void Bastards seems promising from the hour or so I’ve put in. Not sure how long it’ll hold my attention though, looks like it might get a bit repetitive.

Outer Wilds has also dropped today, I already own that because it was gifted to everyone who watched the Xbox e3 presentation on mixer last year (it’s been delayed that much). Might go play that shortly cause the football already appears to be done...

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by chase210 » May 30th, 2019, 10:49 am

I have been playing 3D Dot Game Heroes! Which is a lot of fun, doesn't take itself seriously at all, and I would highly recommend it.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by duskvstweak » May 30th, 2019, 2:46 pm

I've been playing Mad Max. I'm fully aware that it's not a game I should like, because, as I see it, it's Busy Work: The Game, but it's clicking with where my head is at right now, just needing something so undemanding and almost chore like, like vacuuming or bleaching the tub. Not fun, but mindlessly satisfying.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Caligulas Horse » May 30th, 2019, 3:24 pm

After years of seeing it appear on lists of "The Best JRPG Games EVAAA" and seeing many people rave about it online, I finally decided to give Suikoden 2 a go.

I'm about 25 hours in and I'm completely in love with it. I don't really want to give too much away (yeah I know it's like 20 years old)but if you like JRPG's and you haven't gotten around to this game, do yourself a favour and pick it up- the story, world and characters are exceptional.

I'll add that so far I've been coasting through the combat, you really don't have to grind at all.

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