Re: Whatcha Been Playing?
Posted: August 29th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Man, that's a pity. This has been on my radar for a while, and the reviews I read didn't really satisfy me as to why it was a bad game (despite universal condemnation) so I had a sneaking suspicion I would like it. Sad to hear, it looked really promising. Would playing it on Easy (if possible) work?DomsBeard wrote: ↑August 27th, 2019, 5:14 pmGeneration Zero
It has always been on my pick up when cheaper or when on Game Pass list for a while as it looked interesting. Lo and behold it appears for free on Xbox Live for the weekend so downloaded straight away.
I had a good couple of hours but ultimately I deleted it before the weekend was up. The setting is good (think Everybody's Gone to the rapture in Sweden) with some combat. The atmosphere is good as the world feels abandoned much like Rapture and you are piecing together what happened. Ultimately I struggled with the combat as I was playing alone and was then downed I had to respawn at a ''safe house'' which was usually another 10 minutes back from where I died. If there was more than 2 enemies it was pretty much game over. This 100% needs to be played with friends.
*Doesn't remove from watch list quite yet* (I'm stubborn!)
Struggling to spend any time gaming this week, as I'm just not feeling it, but I started this today and it looks pretty good. I think I might try and finish each campaign (eg complete the Warrior levels before moving onto Thief etc), rather than trying out all the characters like you are doing, otherwise I'll get confused. Then again, the later levels for each char are probably rock hard.ColinAlonso wrote: ↑August 23rd, 2019, 10:41 pmDicey Dungeons is a clever little game. Each run involves going through 5 levels of enemies and a boss and each (successful) run takes up to an hour. Battles involve rolling dice and using them to power your ability cards. Abilities can do a number of things aside from attacking including inflicting status effects, adding a shield, duplicating dice, raising or lowering the value of dice etc. The abilities that affect dice mean you're not stuck with the original roll and each turn can become quite involved. The five characters I've unlocked so far each have their own difficulty, but that's due to each having a different playstyle. The first, the warrior, can reroll dice but then it get more complicated from there. The robot can roll dice up to the value of his CPU, if he lands on the total he gets to choose a special move, if he goes over he cannot use any moves. During his run you can obtain abilities that play around with that system a bit too. I've unlocked the subsequent episodes for the first 5 characters but I'm still trying to complete the witch's first episode so its early days yet. The soundtrack is a funky chiptune banger.
Edit: Ah, I see that's actually not possible, and you have to play through as each character first to unlock the episodes.
I haven't done much else this week; I've had a look at the card collecting/loot box mode for Out of the Park Baseball, which I have resisted till now (this is its second year). It consists of opening packs and using them to put together a team, which is entered in a league and a fixture simmed every 30 mins. It really is pay to win - I just played and with my crappy team, beat (via the vagaries of baseball) a team that had all 90s-rated players - and the alternative is a gradual accumulation of points with which to buy more cards, which is what I am doing. I have two teams on the go and they are in a preliminary league. I'll get placed into a proper league on Monday depending on my results, so I'll monitor the situation and see what happens.
The temptation is definitely there to invest $20 and see if I can power up the league.