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« Reply #1000 on: December 27, 2017, 11:36:43 AM »
I got Zelda BotW for Christmas!

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« Reply #1001 on: December 27, 2017, 12:48:37 PM »
I've been playing a bunch of Middle-earth: Shadow of War.  Enjoyed the original and this one is a lot of fun too. 

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« Reply #1002 on: December 27, 2017, 01:21:09 PM »
I've returned to Diablo 2. It's an awesome game that Blizzard still supports. Definitely helps kill time and the urge to buy new games.

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« Reply #1003 on: December 27, 2017, 03:20:18 PM »
I sort of got back into Minecraft, mostly as a way to relax and be creative. I am building a city street with the intent to build an actual city. So far I have about 6-7 buildings and some walking paths.

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« Reply #1004 on: December 27, 2017, 03:21:14 PM »
Currently I am playing the Final Fantasy XV multiplayer DLC, Comrades.

I am quite disappointed in the main game. It beggars belief they could make such a disjointed thing - where virtually nothing is explained (you have to go and watch a film, amongst other things, in theory); where the actual plot is just half a dozen set pieces *which you can guard/block through most of*; where your world is being torn apart but you're on a nice road trip with your friends; where there is supposed to be a load of friendship but... there is really very little of it developed.

Ahem.

But the MP is ok!

I've never understood games where side quests are the main thing. The MP bit does it right; you do side quests to advance the main story. With the main game, if you skip the side quests... well, I watched someone do a speed run of the game in 4.5 hours.

The main game is just such a waste of time! They put sooo much effort in to certain things but made them pointless! Argh.

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« Reply #1005 on: January 02, 2018, 12:02:23 PM »
civ 6!

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« Reply #1006 on: January 11, 2018, 01:48:08 PM »
civ 6!

I picked that one up, but haven't played it for a few months now. I loved Civ 5, but I have been waiting for 6 to have more balances, updates, etc.

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« Reply #1007 on: January 12, 2018, 03:43:08 PM »
Civ VI is $12 with a subscription to humble monthly. You can cancel it immediately after redeeming the steam keys and just pay the one month (or cancel it in mid-Feb to get all the Feb games but also not pay for the next month). I’ve heard good enough things that I went ahead and pulled the trigger.

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« Reply #1008 on: January 17, 2018, 08:53:46 AM »
Just picked up an used 3ds in excellent conditions, i find it cool that you can play both DS and 3ds games, the catalogue is immense and  you play almost for free. (Buying used cartridge for 10-15 bucks and resell them after playing the game). Very portable, immediate access and ideal on public transportation, or in the evening when kids are in bed. Very happy with this choice, with PC&steam  i just wasn't getting any game time and you cannot really resell digital titles.

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« Reply #1009 on: January 17, 2018, 10:41:03 AM »
Caved and got the Switch and Zelda. Holy Smokes it's beautiful. Many, many, many hours will be played on this. I already know I missed a bunch of stuff on Tutorial Island (that's what I'm calling it) but I just wanted to get to the game itself. Now that I'm here, I don't even want to do any quests, I just want to run around.

I also 100% finding a good gamer (or a few) you like on Youtube and following them... feeds 90% of my gamer fix and all I "pay" is by watching an ad (I don't mind ads for small YouTube creators - I like supporting them that way).

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« Reply #1010 on: January 17, 2018, 12:16:21 PM »
I bought CitiesXL about 2 years ago. Never actually played it, but just started it up.

Really digging it so far. Much better city simulator than Sim City, IMO. There are a lot more options for traffic flow.

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« Reply #1011 on: January 17, 2018, 06:35:49 PM »
Just finished Wolfenstein: First Blood, which I picked up on sale from Steam just recently and really enjoyed it. There is even an easter egg where you get to play the original Wolfenstein 3D for a little while, which was a nice nostalgic kick back. I also played Wolfenstein II on PS4 beforehand, borrowed from my brother, which was also great.

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« Reply #1012 on: January 18, 2018, 10:39:42 AM »
I have to confess I've been FIRE for a few months and have mostly been spending time playing Mount and Blade and now Skyrim.  I've got such a huge catalog of free and cheap games that I still want to play that I could be doing this for a while.

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« Reply #1013 on: January 18, 2018, 11:49:26 AM »
I have to confess I've been FIRE for a few months and have mostly been spending time playing Mount and Blade and now Skyrim.  I've got such a huge catalog of free and cheap games that I still want to play that I could be doing this for a while.



I dream of a day I have the freedom to really get lost a game and be able to play, without it coming at the expense of sleep or neglecting other important areas of my life.  My latest play through of skyrim is slow going, although my character is finally about to where he wants to be, which makes me itch to play all the more.  He's got the black star, level 35 archer/assasin kahjit, and he's finally ready to start going around skyrim collecting what he really wants.  Human/Mer souls trapped in daedric weapons.    Astrid was the first and is now a fire enchantment on a daedric dagger aptly renamed to "Astrid" on a wall plaque in my house.  Next was Commander Maro turned into a paralyze enchantment on a daedric dagger also displayed on my wall.  Everyone that crosses him will end up as an enchanted daedric weapon on display or in a chest in his house, and they are starting to pile up.  The emperor is next, and he will need a fancy weapon to be trapped into.

Side note: There is a bug when you place identical items (except the custom name) into a container.  For example if you have multiple identical daggers, and put identical enchantments on them, and you rename each one a unique name when you enchant, when you put them into a container all will be renamed to only one of the unique names you've chosen.  I found that out when I ended up with  3 daggers named Astrid after dropping my loot off.

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« Reply #1014 on: January 18, 2018, 02:00:52 PM »
been playing pubg...not completely consumed yet but it's a fun game. Going to a buddies house tonight with xbox in tow - 4 player team game multi screen madness ! should be exciting !
 

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« Reply #1015 on: January 18, 2018, 02:36:14 PM »

I dream of a day I have the freedom to really get lost a game and be able to play, without it coming at the expense of sleep or neglecting other important areas of my life.  My latest play through of skyrim is slow going, although my character is finally about to where he wants to be, which makes me itch to play all the more.  He's got the black star, level 35 archer/assasin kahjit, and he's finally ready to start going around skyrim collecting what he really wants.  Human/Mer souls trapped in daedric weapons.    Astrid was the first and is now a fire enchantment on a daedric dagger aptly renamed to "Astrid" on a wall plaque in my house.  Next was Commander Maro turned into a paralyze enchantment on a daedric dagger also displayed on my wall.  Everyone that crosses him will end up as an enchanted daedric weapon on display or in a chest in his house, and they are starting to pile up.  The emperor is next, and he will need a fancy weapon to be trapped into.

That's fantastic!

I often wonder what quirks/habits/collections people have when playing games like Fallout or Elder Scrolls. 

In Fallout 3, I collected Pre-War Money and dropped it one by one on my bed so that it was a massive pile of cash, while a friend of mine collected Nuka-Cola trucks and neatly filled the bookshelves with them.  In Oblivion, I mostly would just go to my house when my inventory was full and drop everything extra in the middle of the room because I had lost items in a chest once and figured I'd never get around to doing much with a million pieces of armor and weapons anyway - so treasure trove it was!

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« Reply #1016 on: January 18, 2018, 03:25:41 PM »

I dream of a day I have the freedom to really get lost a game and be able to play, without it coming at the expense of sleep or neglecting other important areas of my life.  My latest play through of skyrim is slow going, although my character is finally about to where he wants to be, which makes me itch to play all the more.  He's got the black star, level 35 archer/assasin kahjit, and he's finally ready to start going around skyrim collecting what he really wants.  Human/Mer souls trapped in daedric weapons.    Astrid was the first and is now a fire enchantment on a daedric dagger aptly renamed to "Astrid" on a wall plaque in my house.  Next was Commander Maro turned into a paralyze enchantment on a daedric dagger also displayed on my wall.  Everyone that crosses him will end up as an enchanted daedric weapon on display or in a chest in his house, and they are starting to pile up.  The emperor is next, and he will need a fancy weapon to be trapped into.

That's fantastic!

I often wonder what quirks/habits/collections people have when playing games like Fallout or Elder Scrolls. 

In Fallout 3, I collected Pre-War Money and dropped it one by one on my bed so that it was a massive pile of cash, while a friend of mine collected Nuka-Cola trucks and neatly filled the bookshelves with them.  In Oblivion, I mostly would just go to my house when my inventory was full and drop everything extra in the middle of the room because I had lost items in a chest once and figured I'd never get around to doing much with a million pieces of armor and weapons anyway - so treasure trove it was!

I hate dropping items one by one.  I didn't collect 100 skulls so I could drop a single skull with 100 inventory on my bedroom floor.  I want to swim across a sea of skulls evil scrooge mcduck style.  Ditto for my gems.

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« Reply #1017 on: January 18, 2018, 05:38:23 PM »
been playing pubg...not completely consumed yet but it's a fun game. Going to a buddies house tonight with xbox in tow - 4 player team game multi screen madness ! should be exciting !

I love PUBG! Not a big fan of the new map yet though, and I miss that they took away the fog map, as that added an interesting element to the gameplay.

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« Reply #1018 on: January 19, 2018, 07:58:56 AM »
been playing pubg...not completely consumed yet but it's a fun game. Going to a buddies house tonight with xbox in tow - 4 player team game multi screen madness ! should be exciting !

I love PUBG! Not a big fan of the new map yet though, and I miss that they took away the fog map, as that added an interesting element to the gameplay.

Played PUBG once with my ex's roommate (with the now ex sitting behind me helping) on my teammate. Killed my teammate almost immediately for shits and giggles, made it to the top 10 riding a dirtbike in an open field doing tricks, and got killed entering my first house and encountering my first person and completely forgetting how to take out my gun (probably would've gotten killed anyway). Definitely not a game I would play on the regular, but certainly fun once. I really like watching people play, especially when they don't cry when they lose. (If you've ever watched DrDisrespect lose his shit because someone headshot him... like dude, I get it, you're really good at this game, but sometimes other people are better, so get your panties out of your ass.)

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« Reply #1019 on: January 19, 2018, 10:58:00 AM »
been playing pubg...not completely consumed yet but it's a fun game. Going to a buddies house tonight with xbox in tow - 4 player team game multi screen madness ! should be exciting !

I love PUBG! Not a big fan of the new map yet though, and I miss that they took away the fog map, as that added an interesting element to the gameplay.

Played PUBG once with my ex's roommate (with the now ex sitting behind me helping) on my teammate. Killed my teammate almost immediately for shits and giggles, made it to the top 10 riding a dirtbike in an open field doing tricks, and got killed entering my first house and encountering my first person and completely forgetting how to take out my gun (probably would've gotten killed anyway). Definitely not a game I would play on the regular, but certainly fun once. I really like watching people play, especially when they don't cry when they lose. (If you've ever watched DrDisrespect lose his shit because someone headshot him... like dude, I get it, you're really good at this game, but sometimes other people are better, so get your panties out of your ass.)

It is a really fun game to watch - well, depending on who you're watching. My strategy when I first started playing was to hide in a bathroom until someone showed up. Which is both boring to watch and to play. I would also use the strategy of "find a boat and hope the circle ended up in a place on the ocean", same problem there. Much more interesting to drop into the spots everyone else drops into, I'm still pretty bad at the game so it's better for skill improvement. That and it's so demotivating to drop in the middle of nowhere, spend half an hour gathering your equipment and running to stay in the circle, then get killed at your first encounter with another person. [with solo at least - seems like a fine strategy when doing team, at least when your teammates aren't as awful as I am!]

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1020 on: January 20, 2018, 09:06:36 AM »
Caved and got the Switch and Zelda. Holy Smokes it's beautiful. Many, many, many hours will be played on this. I already know I missed a bunch of stuff on Tutorial Island (that's what I'm calling it) but I just wanted to get to the game itself. Now that I'm here, I don't even want to do any quests, I just want to run around.

Good thing, since like 90% of the content isn't part of the main quest, and probably half isn't part of a side quest either (and you won't find most side quests unless you run around and explore anyway)

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« Reply #1021 on: January 21, 2018, 09:59:22 PM »
been playing pubg...not completely consumed yet but it's a fun game. Going to a buddies house tonight with xbox in tow - 4 player team game multi screen madness ! should be exciting !

I love PUBG! Not a big fan of the new map yet though, and I miss that they took away the fog map, as that added an interesting element to the gameplay.

If you like PUBG, also consider Fornite Battle Royale. It's free and is like PUBG, but has some different mechanics.

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« Reply #1022 on: January 21, 2018, 10:01:52 PM »
Anyone getting Monster Hunter World?  It's one of my favorite game series. I pre-ordered it today at Gamestop because I had a $40 gift card from a few years ago - the perfect use!

Monster Hunter is ridiculously fun. You go around hunting monsters, collect their materials, and make new armor to fight more powerful monsters. You can play online with friends and my god, is it addicting.

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« Reply #1023 on: January 22, 2018, 12:04:55 AM »
Tried Paragon, boring as fuck.

Tried Fortnight Battle Royal, too complex with the whole building elements.

Now Iím getting into Divinity Original Sin, and a whole bunch of random VR games. Rescuties is one of my favourites.

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« Reply #1024 on: January 22, 2018, 10:43:56 AM »

Started playing Grim Dawn again...was sitting in my library for a long time.   Realized that I could play it wit a controller...but there is a learning curve to get the hang of it. 

An awesome ARPG game.  It is huge.  Quests can be a little wonky because quest markers are not implemented great on the map.  However, you can find your way around if you pay attention.




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« Reply #1025 on: January 22, 2018, 10:53:42 AM »
I'm playing Skyrim for the first time. I've been frustrated by the combat, controls, and UI at numerous times, but it's pretty fun overall. I need to look through the Switch's eshop again soon. I completed Steam World Dig 2 over the holiday and wouldn't mind a something similar to play between bouts of Skyrim. 

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« Reply #1026 on: January 22, 2018, 11:43:30 AM »
I'm playing Skyrim for the first time. I've been frustrated by the combat, controls, and UI at numerous times, but it's pretty fun overall. I need to look through the Switch's eshop again soon. I completed Steam World Dig 2 over the holiday and wouldn't mind a something similar to play between bouts of Skyrim.
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« Reply #1027 on: January 22, 2018, 03:01:16 PM »
been playing pubg...not completely consumed yet but it's a fun game. Going to a buddies house tonight with xbox in tow - 4 player team game multi screen madness ! should be exciting !

I love PUBG! Not a big fan of the new map yet though, and I miss that they took away the fog map, as that added an interesting element to the gameplay.

If you like PUBG, also consider Fornite Battle Royale. It's free and is like PUBG, but has some different mechanics.

I've watched some Fortnite gameplay, seems interesting (especially the building defense structures aspect), I haven't  downloaded it yet to try it out. Will probably do so at some point soon.

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« Reply #1028 on: January 23, 2018, 12:31:37 PM »
so after reading METRO 2033 I decided to try METRO : Redux - the game is really cool if you like fallout or other post apocalyptic games that have a great story ! Also this game scared the crap out of my niece so I don't recommend playing it with kids in the room haha. I didn't even know she was there since I was playing the game room with my headphones on. Poor child...reminds me of when I watched Friday the 13th over the back of the couch while my older brother thought he was alone. Lets just say when I screamed - underwear needed to be changed !

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« Reply #1029 on: January 23, 2018, 02:43:37 PM »
been playing pubg...not completely consumed yet but it's a fun game. Going to a buddies house tonight with xbox in tow - 4 player team game multi screen madness ! should be exciting !

I love PUBG! Not a big fan of the new map yet though, and I miss that they took away the fog map, as that added an interesting element to the gameplay.

If you like PUBG, also consider Fornite Battle Royale. It's free and is like PUBG, but has some different mechanics.

I've watched some Fortnite gameplay, seems interesting (especially the building defense structures aspect), I haven't  downloaded it yet to try it out. Will probably do so at some point soon.

Sounds like we need to start a MMM discord and run a squad in pubg >:D

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« Reply #1030 on: January 23, 2018, 03:50:01 PM »
been playing pubg...not completely consumed yet but it's a fun game. Going to a buddies house tonight with xbox in tow - 4 player team game multi screen madness ! should be exciting !

I love PUBG! Not a big fan of the new map yet though, and I miss that they took away the fog map, as that added an interesting element to the gameplay.

If you like PUBG, also consider Fornite Battle Royale. It's free and is like PUBG, but has some different mechanics.

I've watched some Fortnite gameplay, seems interesting (especially the building defense structures aspect), I haven't  downloaded it yet to try it out. Will probably do so at some point soon.

Sounds like we need to start a MMM discord and run a squad in pubg >:D

sounds like a plan !

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« Reply #1031 on: January 24, 2018, 11:46:33 AM »
been playing pubg...not completely consumed yet but it's a fun game. Going to a buddies house tonight with xbox in tow - 4 player team game multi screen madness ! should be exciting !

I love PUBG! Not a big fan of the new map yet though, and I miss that they took away the fog map, as that added an interesting element to the gameplay.

If you like PUBG, also consider Fornite Battle Royale. It's free and is like PUBG, but has some different mechanics.

I've watched some Fortnite gameplay, seems interesting (especially the building defense structures aspect), I haven't  downloaded it yet to try it out. Will probably do so at some point soon.

Sounds like we need to start a MMM discord and run a squad in pubg >:D

sounds like a plan !

Someone stream it on Twitch and let me know :)

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« Reply #1032 on: January 24, 2018, 12:07:46 PM »
been playing pubg...not completely consumed yet but it's a fun game. Going to a buddies house tonight with xbox in tow - 4 player team game multi screen madness ! should be exciting !

I love PUBG! Not a big fan of the new map yet though, and I miss that they took away the fog map, as that added an interesting element to the gameplay.

If you like PUBG, also consider Fornite Battle Royale. It's free and is like PUBG, but has some different mechanics.

I've watched some Fortnite gameplay, seems interesting (especially the building defense structures aspect), I haven't  downloaded it yet to try it out. Will probably do so at some point soon.

Sounds like we need to start a MMM discord and run a squad in pubg >:D

sounds like a plan !

Someone stream it on Twitch and let me know :)

I would be down! (Note: I am atrocious and have never gotten a Chicken Dinner doing solo, so no one who actually wants a Serious Game will enjoy playing with me)

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« Reply #1033 on: January 25, 2018, 08:37:31 AM »
been playing pubg...not completely consumed yet but it's a fun game. Going to a buddies house tonight with xbox in tow - 4 player team game multi screen madness ! should be exciting !

I love PUBG! Not a big fan of the new map yet though, and I miss that they took away the fog map, as that added an interesting element to the gameplay.

If you like PUBG, also consider Fornite Battle Royale. It's free and is like PUBG, but has some different mechanics.

I've watched some Fortnite gameplay, seems interesting (especially the building defense structures aspect), I haven't  downloaded it yet to try it out. Will probably do so at some point soon.

Sounds like we need to start a MMM discord and run a squad in pubg >:D

sounds like a plan !

Someone stream it on Twitch and let me know :)

I would be down! (Note: I am atrocious and have never gotten a Chicken Dinner doing solo, so no one who actually wants a Serious Game will enjoy playing with me)

HAHA don't worry neither have I. I have however gotten top 10 and once I actually got to 3rd place.

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« Reply #1034 on: January 25, 2018, 08:44:02 AM »
I named my horse Mooo (yes, with three Os) in Breath of the Wild because he looks like a cow and he is the grumpiest, most frustrating asshole ever, but an assassin hit him while trying to attack me last night and my only regret is that I could only throw him off the cliff in to the river once. Nobody hits my horse and gets to live.

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« Reply #1035 on: January 25, 2018, 09:47:15 AM »
Hubs and I picked up a couple copies of Divinity Original Sin II while they were on sale. $45 each, but it's something we can play together while in separate states, it doesn't have a subscription fee like the MMOs we've played in the past, and we'll get a ton of hours out of it, so I think it's worth it. And we're trying to convince an old MMO friend to play with us as well, which would get us even more hours.

Now I'm looking at Monster Hunter World. Just because of the Horizon Zero Dawn content. I've never even played a Monster Hunter game. Advertising works.

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« Reply #1036 on: January 25, 2018, 11:17:25 AM »
Celeste is looking very cool. I think it'll be my next purchase, once it goes on sale or I build up some Amazon digital rewards.

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« Reply #1037 on: January 25, 2018, 12:28:12 PM »
Not much time for games anymore, but I have been really, really enjoying Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for mobile. I’m so happy to see Nintendo breaking into the world of mobile gaming and have always loved the A/C series. I’d happily pay $$ for actual mobile Nintendo games, but so far this has been free to play (and fair about it).
Also played the mobile Fire Emblem game for a while before ACPC was released.

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« Reply #1038 on: January 25, 2018, 01:11:41 PM »
Not much time for games anymore, but I have been really, really enjoying Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for mobile. Iím so happy to see Nintendo breaking into the world of mobile gaming and have always loved the A/C series. Iíd happily pay $$ for actual mobile Nintendo games, but so far this has been free to play (and fair about it).
Also played the mobile Fire Emblem game for a while before ACPC was released.

I've played Pocket Camp a bit, but just end up feeling sad that it's not a full Animal Crossing game. Am really hoping that that make one for the Switch. Would love to see some older Nintendo games made into mobile versions.

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« Reply #1039 on: January 26, 2018, 07:16:26 AM »
@ptobeast — I definitely understand that criticism of ACPC. I would love a full game, too, and would happily pay for it. I’d like to see some of the classics remade and released on mobile. I feel like Pokémon, Zelda, and Mario Bros. are all  good candidates for a mobile version! Even something like Mario Party or Kart would be awesome but maybe a stretch for current tech/data usage.


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« Reply #1040 on: January 26, 2018, 07:35:56 AM »
Not much time for games anymore, but I have been really, really enjoying Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for mobile. Iím so happy to see Nintendo breaking into the world of mobile gaming and have always loved the A/C series. Iíd happily pay $$ for actual mobile Nintendo games, but so far this has been free to play (and fair about it).
Also played the mobile Fire Emblem game for a while before ACPC was released.

Agreed, I have been playing ACPC for a while. It's really well done, especially for free to play. I usually log in at least once daily.

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« Reply #1041 on: January 26, 2018, 09:49:16 AM »
Civ VI is $12 with a subscription to humble monthly. You can cancel it immediately after redeeming the steam keys and just pay the one month (or cancel it in mid-Feb to get all the Feb games but also not pay for the next month). Iíve heard good enough things that I went ahead and pulled the trigger.

Update: Civ VI is dumb and bad and you should steer clear. It's much slower to run than Civ V as the AI thinks and looks very cartoony and little-kiddish. I've heard that's a design choice and not just a sign of poor graphics or optimization, but ugly is ugly IMO. It's hard to imagine I will someday play this 250 hours like the last three Civ games.

(This is the second Firaxis strike in a row after CivBE, which was a mod of Civ V for the price of a new game. Boo!)

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« Reply #1042 on: January 26, 2018, 10:10:59 AM »
Civ VI is $12 with a subscription to humble monthly. You can cancel it immediately after redeeming the steam keys and just pay the one month (or cancel it in mid-Feb to get all the Feb games but also not pay for the next month). Iíve heard good enough things that I went ahead and pulled the trigger.

Update: Civ VI is dumb and bad and you should steer clear. It's much slower to run than Civ V as the AI thinks and looks very cartoony and little-kiddish. I've heard that's a design choice and not just a sign of poor graphics or optimization, but ugly is ugly IMO. It's hard to imagine I will someday play this 250 hours like the last three Civ games.

(This is the second Firaxis strike in a row after CivBE, which was a mod of Civ V for the price of a new game. Boo!)

I enjoyed it despite the crappy graphics on the characters. I'm not sure what you mean by "much slower to run". Do you mean hardware requirements?

I also agree that the AI should be smarter, especially in the military battles. It's pretty easy to beat it on deity even though they are given so many advantages.

The expansion on Feb 8th is supposed to resolve some of these issues although the cartoony leader graphics aren't changing.

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« Reply #1043 on: January 26, 2018, 12:41:35 PM »
Monster Hunter World drops today, can't wait to pick it up!

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« Reply #1044 on: January 26, 2018, 02:28:47 PM »
I enjoyed it despite the crappy graphics on the characters.
I don't mind the characters. The whole world looks cartoony.

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I'm not sure what you mean by "much slower to run". Do you mean hardware requirements?
The AI spends far longer thinking between each turn, and actions like unit selection are far slower, so in an hour session of playing the game you have much less time actually playing. The game is slower to load levels and load the main menu, though those would be forgivable if the playing experience were faster. And this is on an 18-month old, reasonably fast processor.

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« Reply #1045 on: January 27, 2018, 02:57:25 PM »
Monster Hunter World drops today, can't wait to pick it up!

I've never played a MH game. I'm usually more into JRPGs, and the odd MMORPG. I'm currently playing FF XV and really enjoyed Comrades, which sort've sounds like Monster Hunter I *think*?

I'm really not all that good at combat, though, which makes me think MH is not for me... Thoughts?

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« Reply #1046 on: January 29, 2018, 08:05:34 AM »
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(This is the second Firaxis strike in a row after CivBE, which was a mod of Civ V for the price of a new game. Boo!)

For the Civ franchise, yes but I'm guessing you didn't play Xcom 2: WotC.


Anyway, anyone playing Subnautica? I'm generally not a survival game fan but, the natural progression and unique underwater premise has me hooked!

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« Reply #1047 on: January 29, 2018, 09:55:52 AM »
Xcom 2 is good. The Xcom 1 expansion added so little that I wouldn't pay for WOTC though.

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« Reply #1048 on: January 29, 2018, 11:37:31 AM »
Monster Hunter World drops today, can't wait to pick it up!

I've never played a MH game. I'm usually more into JRPGs, and the odd MMORPG. I'm currently playing FF XV and really enjoyed Comrades, which sort've sounds like Monster Hunter I *think*?

I'm really not all that good at combat, though, which makes me think MH is not for me... Thoughts?

Monster Hunter is a really niche game. Good news is that in this iteration they really tried to appeal to a wider audience, so it's the most accessible version compared to the other games.

For combat there is definitely a steep learning curve. It's not your traditional fast moving slice and dice instant gratification kind of RPG. Combat is more like Dark Souls.  It's sluggish and skillful. But oh so rewarding when you overcome a tough monster.

Also, the multiplayer is killer and the game is very multiplayer centric. There's such an intense thrill of getting in groups and taking on huge monsters.

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« Reply #1049 on: January 29, 2018, 12:18:03 PM »
Anyway, anyone playing Subnautica? I'm generally not a survival game fan but, the natural progression and unique underwater premise has me hooked!

Been watching Jacksepticeye play through (and like, 20 other youtubers). Gorgeous game! Could not/would not play it, but the story is intriguing.