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Rob W
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PostPosted: 09:32 - 10 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Control seems to be my go to game at the moment, really well done story what I've played so far, and my god it's beautiful with RTX on.
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PostPosted: 13:02 - 10 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been mostly striding the galaxy like a colossus in Elite Dangerous, which is the epitome of grind. After >3000 hrs. logged, i'm triple elite, 20 billion credits in assets with quadruple gold squadron trophies so
pretty burned out. I game less in summer so i'm taking a hiatus until the paid content in November. Current gaming is just an occasional few laps in Assetto Corsa.
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PostPosted: 09:05 - 11 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wreckfest, just for fun... and it is fun Smile

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PostPosted: 12:28 - 11 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skyrim continues to astound me. I spent a few days modding it up, breathtaking:

https://i.imgur.com/81DPJ0d.png?1
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PostPosted: 12:30 - 11 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

defblade wrote:
Wreckfest, just for fun... and it is fun Smile

Cheap here:
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Granddaughter loves the lawnmower derby Smile
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PostPosted: 13:22 - 23 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ion Fury (GOG), what a blast from the past! It's a Duke Nukem 3d clone using the same 3D Realms Build engine. The game even has true software mode, but my CPU isn't just fast enough for that (720p @ 60Hz is way too blury on a 4K panel). The openGL looks and runs significantly better anyway (4K@60Hz looks great). But, the software mode is there in case you are after the retro feel.

9/10, if you like ''classic 2.5D shooters''.
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PostPosted: 15:22 - 29 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy-X wrote:
Skyrim continues to astound me. I spent a few days modding it up, breathtaking:

https://i.imgur.com/81DPJ0d.png?1


I'm *playing Red Redemption 2 and it's possibly the most visually appealing game I've played with Skyrim coming a close second.




*Had it a couple of weeks...still on chapter 2.
Great character in it who keeps calling out 'Gavin!....Gav!...has anyone seen Gavin?' Laughing

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PostPosted: 15:40 - 29 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got Borderlands 2 which is free on Epic games today. Started playing it, don't really care for it. I suspect because I'm not 12 years old.
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PostPosted: 21:51 - 29 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarJay wrote:
Got Borderlands 2 which is free on Epic games today. Started playing it, don't really care for it. I suspect because I'm not 12 years old.


Totally agree, we must be in a minority but I found the first two Borderlands games absolute shite, not even going to bother with the 3rd instalment.

Currently playing Doom Eternal, having beaten the 2016 one the other week. I finally understand what all the fuss is about with high refresh rate monitors, playing that locked at 144fps is absolutely glorious.
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PostPosted: 23:07 - 29 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob W wrote:
MarJay wrote:
Got Borderlands 2 which is free on Epic games today. Started playing it, don't really care for it. I suspect because I'm not 12 years old.


Totally agree, we must be in a minority but I found the first two Borderlands games absolute shite, not even going to bother with the 3rd instalment.

I never quite understood all the hype around Borderlands 3, having played the first and second and never could finish either. They get very repetitive and it seems like you only ever fight one type of enemy. The only thing that kept me interested was the variety of guns.
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PostPosted: 23:44 - 29 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Borderlands is one of those games, if you like looter shooters, its good.

If you don't, then you won't.

Like RPGs, I like specific ones, J-RPGs, adventure rpg and shit like Witcher suck anal leakage to me, but J-RPGs. Yes.
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PostPosted: 11:50 - 30 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paddy. wrote:
Borderlands is one of those games, if you like looter shooters, its good.


Err... Shooters are completely my jam. I love Doom 2016 (all the Doom games in fact) The Quake series, Titanfall 2, the Portal games, the Half Life games, the Rainbow 6 games, Dark Forces series, Call of Juarez, the Deus Ex series, Soldier of Fortune series, Swat 3 and 4, Red Faction series, TimeSplitters 1 and 2, GoldenEye, Gunman Chronicles, Far Cry games, Operation IGI, No One Lives Forever - so many.

Borderlands just seemed like kiddie nonsense to me. Maybe it's the 'looter' aspect of it. The deaths seemed basically consequence free, the monsters annoying, the cover sparse, the weapons humdrum and the NPC's enormous caricatures. It's like they took an adult shooter, and took all the good stuff out, and then rebuilt it so a 5 year old could play it. Yawn, I'm glad it was free and I'm probably going to end up uninstalling it to free up space.
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PostPosted: 14:37 - 30 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minecraft Dungeons.
It's on Game Pass.
It's not bad, but a little simplified maybe, but then it's not aimed at 50 year olds. Smile

It's similar in a way to Children of Morta, but easier.
Have to play it on easy to unlock the harder settings.

I've only played it co op.


As for Borderlands, a couple of months ago me and my OH played through the pre sequel. An easy way to spend time together shooting people in a legal way Smile
Have never played any of the Borderlands games solo. Maybe having a partner in crime helps with the gameplay?

We also have Borderlands 3 bought, but waiting for all the year 1 DLC to be released before playing it.
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PostPosted: 15:04 - 30 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarJay wrote:
Paddy. wrote:
Borderlands is one of those games, if you like looter shooters, its good.


Err... Shooters are completely my jam.


This is not a shooter. It is a looter shooter.

MANY things are different, it has spastic gun play, there is no recoil stats, there is no control, its wacky for wacky sake and its a loot machine.

Destiny 2 has the most outstanding gunplay of all time, but is also semi looter as guns roll differently per drop and you are forever chasing a good one.

Its fun if you like builds and stacking buffs and stuff like MMORPG but also don't have great aim and just want to fire guns that are crazy. I have a gun that shoots other guns for example... so you can pick up random other guns and fuck around.

Actual shooters, they are my thing, but I fucking hate Half Life and things around that as its RNG bullets annoy me. Laughing I play at a decent competitive level and I want to hit my shots, not pray that my hip fired shots will hit within the reticle etc.

hedgehugger wrote:
Maybe having a partner in crime helps with the gameplay?


As with most looter shooters, yes. Its like anything with MMORPG aspects needs multiple players
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PostPosted: 15:24 - 30 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Paddy."]
MarJay wrote:

This is not a shooter. It is a looter shooter.

MANY things are different, it has spastic gun play, there is no recoil stats, there is no control, its wacky for wacky sake and its a loot machine.

Destiny 2 has the most outstanding gunplay of all time, but is also semi looter as guns roll differently per drop and you are forever chasing a good one.

Its fun if you like builds and stacking buffs and stuff like MMORPG but also don't have great aim and just want to fire guns that are crazy. I have a gun that shoots other guns for example... so you can pick up random other guns and fuck around.

Actual shooters, they are my thing, but I fucking hate Half Life and things around that as its RNG bullets annoy me. Laughing I play at a decent competitive level and I want to hit my shots, not pray that my hip fired shots will hit within the reticle etc.

hedgehugger wrote:
Maybe having a partner in crime helps with the gameplay?


As with most looter shooters, yes. Its like anything with MMORPG aspects needs multiple players


Dunno, I don't like it, but then again I don't really play Multiplayer, so *shrug* maybe it's single player campaign is bad and the multiplayer is good?

RNG bullets as you call it are closer to actual reality, else every shot fired by a trained soldier would be a head shot.

I have to admit I never liked Call of Duty and the sort of game whose pace is ADHD relentless. I prefer something with a bit of tactics, where you think about what you're doing before you do it. This is why my favourite FPS's of all time for gameplay are the Deus Ex series, SWAT 3 and 4 and the Rainbow Six series. The sad thing is the last Deus Ex did terrifically badly from a commercial standpoint so they'll probably never make another, and that's extraordinarily sad. Also I lament the dying of the single player campaign in gaming. Half life, say what you want about it, it had an immense immersive interesting single player campaign. You're a scientist, not a soldier, so the expanding reticle thing is just a good addition.

I don't play competitively, and I don't want to. I play to have fun. If I played competitively I think it would remove the fun of it and I'd have to stop.

I think my favourite sort of game is a First Person shooter, but with puzzle elements involving lateral thinking, multiple paths and multiple ways to solve one problem with a tad of tactics and strategy thrown in. For this reason I do still like strategy games, I do still like puzzlers and I don't mind stealth games although too much is not really for me. Hence why the Deus Ex games are masterpieces in my opinion.
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PostPosted: 18:56 - 30 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah I see your point. Borderlands is definitely more coop than solo.

Competitive is where money is made and is incredibly fun if you are good at it, when you are bad, it's soul destroying.

I just like knowing when I fire and someone is 6ft away, my handgun will pop a head. Hence why I ditched controller.
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