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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby black bart on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:25 am

I am still playing Borderlands 2...I need help. :cry:
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Rainswept on Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:28 pm

My retro iPhone gaming continues with FF Tactics, War of the Lions. Loving it.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby black bart on Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:04 am

I am playing 'The Last of Us'.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby black bart on Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:52 am

GTA5...it was a must.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Roland Deschain on Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:00 am

I've been playing GTA V, but moved back to PC games for some time. Most recently I got into Farming Giant, which has major stability issues (I wrote a guide on Steam for overcoming its problems), Europa Universalis IV, which is like the Total War series, but far more in-depth both politically and trade-wise, and without having to fight the battles first-hand, and most recently Cities In Motion 2, a game where you build a city's transport network.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:53 pm

My girlfriend is playing the Sims Medeival, which seems a lot like what I've seen of Europea Universalis (or another one made by the same people, focuses on europe but you get dynsasties and shit), except of course that it's primarily a sims game. But it's fun. The user basically plays the role of "The Watcher" or God, because stupid sim people are too stupid to take care of themselves, hence the need for Kings/Queens that you direct. There seem to be two options for when you establish religion, either a "Peteran" church of nice monks, or a "Jacoban" church which is basically stereotypically evil medieval Catholicism.

Makes me want to play something vaguely similar, but I'm sure I don't have the time, nor much patience for learning a game like Europa. I could always boot up Age of Mythology again, but I've played the crap out of that game already. Mostly I'm just playing the video game version of Magic: The Gathering, so that's not depressing at all. :P
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Rainswept on Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:39 am

Finally got around to SkyRim, loving it
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby gronank on Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:24 am

I play Kerbal Space Program, a game where you fly around little green men in space. My latest and greatest achievement is putting a kerbal on Duna which is the equivalent of Mars.

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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Roy Hunter on Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:28 am

Goat Simulator.

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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Rainswept on Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:13 pm

Finished Skyrim, then the devil killed my PC. Diablo 3 caused so many crashes I can't even boot in safe mode. Currently picking out parts for a whole new gaming tower.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby gronank on Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:58 pm

I've probably sunk hundred hours into that game but I never finished the main quest line. I always grow a bit attached to my characters and when I finish the game, it just feels pointless to continue which I think is sad. It is the same for Fallout too.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Rainswept on Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:17 pm

I took 2 characters past level 70. It's insanely fun but if you plan well it gets too easy. Especially if you combine stealth and archery.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby gronank on Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:40 pm

As it happens, the character I have combines stealth and archery... But then again, I don't find the combat of that game particularly fulfilling.

I prefer the exploration and interacting with the world. The stealth/archery thing helps bypass some of the combat element but it also have a tendency of killing intractable NPCs which is a bit annoying.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby PKMKII on Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:29 pm

Fun little game in beta: Mini Metro. You run a subway/metro system, making sure each new stop that pops up gets at least one line, and try to keep stops from staying overcrowded lest you lose.
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