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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1050 on: January 29, 2018, 01:37:21 PM »
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« Reply #1051 on: January 29, 2018, 02:03:44 PM »
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Too much thalassophobia?

You got your giant fish, you got your aliens, you got vast open spaces, you got your caves, you got the "deep dark deep dark" as JSE calls it, you got your "last man standing" / completely alone mentality, and yeah, your thalassophobia. Lots of nopes for me.

I don't play many horror/scary type games (most survival games fit into that scary genre for me) but I love watching other people play, especially if that game has a good story element, which Subnautica seems to have. The Forest was another survival game that I would never touch, but damn that story got me (so did those cannibal jump scares).

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1052 on: January 29, 2018, 02:32:08 PM »
SubNautica is a relentlessly gorgeous game with an engaging story that gets a hell of a lot less scary from a 'predators' perspective once you find out that as long as you stay on the move and hug the shallows, other than dodging a half-assed bite here or there as you zip around looking for copper / pretty coral samples, nothing will kill you in one shot, or even 2-3 shots. You generally have to be working pretty hard to die to predators. Drowning, on the other hand, is an ever present concern that needs to be deeply respected. After the first few times, you're more angered by your own stupidity that it happened to you and you just lost a backpack full of silver ore rather than actually feeling the existential dread of a death by drowning.

I recommend the 'Neebs Gaming' comedic playthrough for a lighter take on a hefty topic. They did a great job with the voiceovers- so much so that 'Neebs' was offered a voiceover spot in the final version of the game!

I can't account for the sense of absolute terror once you leave the safe shallows, trundle your way out into the deeps in your adorable little micro sub making jetsons noises until you realize you don't have any landmarks nearby, you're surrounded by blackness on every side except for the plankton illuminated by your floodlights, and then you hear the deep, basso groan of something much, much larger than you in the distance. With the occasional hint of writhing coils or jaws that dwarf the scale of your tiny 1 person submersible.

Luckily, you don't *have* to do that at any point in the game. I can 100% confirm you can beat the game without going into the inky black depths that far. That, you have to do by choice.
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« Reply #1053 on: January 30, 2018, 08:23:30 AM »
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You generally have to be working pretty hard to die to predators.

Yeah, I feel like everyone has one early death to the first Reaper that ambushes them and that's about it. Once you get equipped and learn the fauna it's easy to avoid predators.

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« Reply #1054 on: January 31, 2018, 08:47:31 AM »
is this available on xbox one or pc only ?

Looks very intriguing...Almost like a playable version of the movie "abyss"

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« Reply #1055 on: January 31, 2018, 03:59:53 PM »
It's available on Xbox one. The Xbox one version isn't quite officially released as the devs are still working some optimization issues but, it has all the content of the Steam release.

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1056 on: February 04, 2018, 10:26:42 PM »
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.

Divinity Original Sin 2 or the first game?

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1057 on: February 04, 2018, 10:29:55 PM »
Been a while..I won a Switch in sept so I picked up a few games for that using Gamestop credit. Ive also picked up a few games on Black Friday. I finished the latest South Park game, ive been playing Wolfenstein 2.

I have also spent some time with PUBG

I did to get back and finish Fallout 4 DLC, start and play Skyrim, finish Rise of the Tomb Raider, start and finish Yakuza Kiwami , finish Divinity Original Sin and play some more Switch games.


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« Reply #1058 on: February 05, 2018, 01:11:38 PM »
Been a while..I won a Switch in sept so I picked up a few games for that using Gamestop credit. Ive also picked up a few games on Black Friday. I finished the latest South Park game, ive been playing Wolfenstein 2.

I have also spent some time with PUBG

I did to get back and finish Fallout 4 DLC, start and play Skyrim, finish Rise of the Tomb Raider, start and finish Yakuza Kiwami , finish Divinity Original Sin and play some more Switch games.

are you fi ? how do you have so much time lol #jealous

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« Reply #1059 on: February 05, 2018, 02:04:23 PM »
Starcraft 2. Then some more Starcraft 2.. 1v1 of course
Playing a 7 year old free to play game which works your reaction speed, multitasking, thinking under pressure and other cognitive skills seems pretty Mustacian to me:) At 35 years old I'm pretty happy I still have ~160 APM.

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« Reply #1060 on: February 05, 2018, 05:44:07 PM »
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.

Divinity Original Sin 2 or the first game?

First game

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« Reply #1061 on: February 06, 2018, 07:47:46 AM »
Starcraft 2. Then some more Starcraft 2.. 1v1 of course
Playing a 7 year old free to play game which works your reaction speed, multitasking, thinking under pressure and other cognitive skills seems pretty Mustacian to me:) At 35 years old I'm pretty happy I still have ~160 APM.

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1062 on: February 06, 2018, 08:52:32 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.

Divinity Original Sin 2 or the first game?

First game


Have you guys tried Path of Exile and Grim Dawn?  Really great 'diablo-like' games. 

Also...dead cells?   This one has it's hooks in me at the moment.  it is a 2D 'try and die' not unlike Dark Souls...but also has roguelike elements.  The upgrade mechanism has that 'just one more try' addictiveness to it.  And time commitment is minimal since you can quit at any time and restart where you left off, etc...





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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1063 on: February 07, 2018, 07:42:17 AM »
Starcraft 2. Then some more Starcraft 2.. 1v1 of course
Playing a 7 year old free to play game which works your reaction speed, multitasking, thinking under pressure and other cognitive skills seems pretty Mustacian to me:) At 35 years old I'm pretty happy I still have ~160 APM.

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« Reply #1064 on: February 08, 2018, 07:58:34 AM »
I know Overcooked was discussed already, but I finally played for the first time over the weekend. It’s a shame that game isn’t (and apparently has no plans to be) online, because I would buy this in a heart beat. I just don’t have enough friends physically near me who enjoy video games.

Pictured: me in the bottom left trying to light myself on fire in shame for not getting stuff off the stove fast enough. Friend one on the bottom throwing everything onto the conveyor belt into the trash because why not. Friend on the top spraying everything but the fire with the fire extinguisher. Final friend still trying to beat the level.

Edit - WHY IS THE PICTURE UPSIDE. WHY PHONE. WHY DO YOU HATE ME.
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« Reply #1065 on: February 08, 2018, 11:08:03 AM »
Overcooked looks really neat - I went to add it to my Steam wishlist only to find that it was already there. In other news, I should actually play all of the games I own before thinking about purchasing more from my wishlist. Every Steam sale makes the list of games I have grow, and there's not enough time to play them all *looks longingly at future FIRE*.

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« Reply #1066 on: February 26, 2018, 03:10:14 AM »
Just finished Mad Max on PS4 and really enjoyed it, despite the vehicle controls being really laggy making for some curvaceous drunk-like driving at times. My brother, from whom I borrowed Mad Max, and my nephew both have PS4s and we have a pact to share games with each other in a Mustachian spirit, so gaming is a really cheap form of entertainment for me.

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« Reply #1067 on: February 26, 2018, 12:40:21 PM »
Just finished Mad Max on PS4 and really enjoyed it, despite the vehicle controls being really laggy making for some curvaceous drunk-like driving at times. My brother, from whom I borrowed Mad Max, and my nephew both have PS4s and we have a pact to share games with each other in a Mustachian spirit, so gaming is a really cheap form of entertainment for me.

I played it on the PC a while back and enjoyed it thoroughly.   Very underrated game!

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« Reply #1068 on: February 26, 2018, 05:12:45 PM »
Picked up Titanfall 2 on special for 4.99 the other day - well worth the wait for a price slash.

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1069 on: February 27, 2018, 05:04:31 AM »
My hands have been in rough shape for most of the past year plus but a new chiro is helping fix a lot of my nerve impingements so the other weekend I was able to restart Witcher 3 and put a few hours in. With spring coming Iíve got projects outside to get done but hope to keep chipping away at that game.

Any sprawling open world games folks would recommend from the past few years? Big massive RPGs like Skyrim and Witcher 3 are my favorite type of game.

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« Reply #1070 on: February 27, 2018, 07:00:08 AM »
World of Warcraft here.  Have been playing off and on 10 years now.  No gaming consoles to buy, just play on whatever pc I have at the moment.  Have played on both laptop and desktop. 

Stepson plays Xbox, just bought the latest console, and buys a new game every time I turn around.  With his own money, thank goodness.  A day or two after he gets a new game he announces that he's beat it.  I don't know how many consoles or games he's purchased over the years. 

In that context, my monthly subscription (that I pay in 6 months for the discount) for playing WoW is way lower than his game playing.  And I never "beat" the game.  There is always something to do.  ALWAYS!  Leveling, raiding, achievements, professions, acquiring mounts or gear for transmogs, trying out a new race, trying out healers, tanks, or dps.  The guild I am in is literally just older players, like myself.  We are there to have fun, no elitists allowed.  The group regularly do things together.  One of our players is in her 80's. 

It's something fun, interesting, social when I want, and has goals for me when I want something to do or just chill.  Far as hobbies go, it's price for subscription is well worth it to me.  This year I'll pay $156 for the subscription and around $50 for the xpac coming out.  Stepson has already spent double that for his Xbox stuff, it's not even March yet.

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« Reply #1071 on: February 27, 2018, 08:30:42 AM »
Yeah I have been playing World of Warcraft off and on since 2004 (geez, 14 years!)

Currently have a 968 druid in a all druid guild on Stormrage which is a semi casual guild.

We don't publicly keep track of dps or heals and we only raid for about 4 hours a week, so slowly progressing through heroic Antorus (5/11).  It is a lot of fun during the raids with quite a bit of banter on discord.   Then we will sometimes do some crazy stuff like go 20 bears on a boss (which actually sometimes works amazingly well).

When classic WoW comes back I am doomed.  Already gathering empty bottles.

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« Reply #1072 on: February 27, 2018, 09:29:31 AM »
My wife plays Wow but only got into it somewhat recently. My kids also play when they decide to spend the $ on it or receive a month as a gift.

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« Reply #1073 on: February 28, 2018, 10:55:02 AM »
Horizon Zero Dawn was released one year ago today. I'm going to celebrate by trying to finally get that last trophy from the DLC.

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« Reply #1074 on: March 02, 2018, 11:01:05 AM »
Currently playing a mix of Fortnite Battle Royale and Monster Hunter World.

Both are excellent games. Fortnite is also free.

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« Reply #1075 on: March 03, 2018, 01:56:31 AM »
oh my god Into The Breach, so addictive

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« Reply #1076 on: March 07, 2018, 06:54:49 PM »
I just bought a game with a Gamestop giftcard I had lying around. It's called "Uncharted 3" and it cost me $3.20 including tax. It looks kind of like Indiana Jones, so I'm excited to try it out. I'm sure this game is absolutely ancient at this point, but it's completely new to me.

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« Reply #1077 on: March 07, 2018, 07:03:40 PM »
I feel pretty lame, but here goes. I’ve been watching Let’s Play playlists on YouTube and really enjoy it. A lot of the games are those I wouldn’t buy on my own since I only have a modded Wii.

I just finished a LP for Uncharted 4. What an awesome game. I really enjoyed watching it.

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« Reply #1078 on: March 07, 2018, 07:51:05 PM »
I feel pretty lame, but here goes. Iíve been watching Letís Play playlists on YouTube and really enjoy it. A lot of the games are those I wouldnít buy on my own since I only have a modded Wii.

I just finished a LP for Uncharted 4. What an awesome game. I really enjoyed watching it.
I sheepily admit that I'm guilty of watching a few as well.

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« Reply #1079 on: March 07, 2018, 08:24:43 PM »
Picked up Titanfall 2 on special for 4.99 the other day - well worth the wait for a price slash.

I kinda wanted to pick it up, but I haven't launched any game in weeks...and I still have The Witcher 3 to play.

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« Reply #1080 on: March 08, 2018, 05:41:54 AM »
I feel pretty lame, but here goes. Iíve been watching Letís Play playlists on YouTube and really enjoy it. A lot of the games are those I wouldnít buy on my own since I only have a modded Wii.

I just finished a LP for Uncharted 4. What an awesome game. I really enjoyed watching it.

Gopher is a great LPer you might want to check out. I havenít watched him in a while, but loved some of his Skyrim stuff.

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« Reply #1081 on: March 08, 2018, 06:47:47 AM »
I feel pretty lame, but here goes. Iíve been watching Letís Play playlists on YouTube and really enjoy it. A lot of the games are those I wouldnít buy on my own since I only have a modded Wii.

I just finished a LP for Uncharted 4. What an awesome game. I really enjoyed watching it.

I recently watched an all cutscenes video for Catherine. I was interested in the story but not the tedious block puzzles. What a weird (but intriguing) game.

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« Reply #1082 on: March 08, 2018, 08:23:14 AM »
I feel pretty lame, but here goes. Iíve been watching Letís Play playlists on YouTube and really enjoy it.


Don't feel too bad.  Watching other people play games is the 3rd or 4th most popular category on all of YouTube.

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« Reply #1083 on: March 08, 2018, 09:51:24 AM »
I just bought a game with a Gamestop giftcard I had lying around. It's called "Uncharted 3" and it cost me $3.20 including tax. It looks kind of like Indiana Jones, so I'm excited to try it out. I'm sure this game is absolutely ancient at this point, but it's completely new to me.

It's an awesome game, I can attest.

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« Reply #1084 on: March 08, 2018, 09:59:29 AM »
I just bought a game with a Gamestop giftcard I had lying around. It's called "Uncharted 3" and it cost me $3.20 including tax. It looks kind of like Indiana Jones, so I'm excited to try it out. I'm sure this game is absolutely ancient at this point, but it's completely new to me.

It's an awesome game, I can attest.

Uncharted 1 and 2 should also still hold up very well if you end up liking 3.

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« Reply #1085 on: March 08, 2018, 11:30:36 AM »
I feel pretty lame, but here goes. Iíve been watching Letís Play playlists on YouTube and really enjoy it.

Don't feel too bad.  Watching other people play games is the 3rd or 4th most popular category on all of YouTube.

Agreed, not lame at all. It's one of the best ways to review a game before you buy it.

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« Reply #1086 on: March 08, 2018, 02:44:04 PM »
I've been accumulating Nintendo eShop credits by using slower shipping on Amazon. My next purchases are going to be Celeste, Blossom Tales, and Vs. Super Mario Bros.

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« Reply #1087 on: March 08, 2018, 08:11:06 PM »
I feel pretty lame, but here goes. Iíve been watching Letís Play playlists on YouTube and really enjoy it.

Don't feel too bad.  Watching other people play games is the 3rd or 4th most popular category on all of YouTube.

Agreed, not lame at all. It's one of the best ways to review a game before you buy it.

Not lame at all! Honestly I'm considering cutting Netflix because 99% of my entertainment for the past few months has come from Youtube for free, and it's been mostly video game Let's Plays (and some cooking stuff).

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« Reply #1088 on: March 11, 2018, 04:10:37 PM »
Night in the Woods is the game I'm currently enjoying thoroughly, and speaks harsh words about the financial situation of rust belt America and the frustrated millennial generation in small towns. It's a great soft adventure game with heavy storytelling and characterization. Highly recommended!

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« Reply #1089 on: March 12, 2018, 08:46:02 AM »

Started playing Assassins Creed Origins again now that they have added the 'discovery (historical tour) mode'.  It is pretty impressive how much work they put into research and such.  Apparently the worked with some very well know Egyptologists.  The world is huge and very impressive if you are even remotely interested in Egyptian history.


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« Reply #1090 on: April 08, 2018, 01:21:33 PM »
Night in the Woods

This wasn't on my radar but I'm looking for something a bit more chill after finishing Alien: Isolation. Definitely putting it on my wishlist!

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« Reply #1091 on: April 08, 2018, 02:37:08 PM »
Currently playing Monster Hunter World.

Not loving it, but I'm not really very good. I like RPGs and this is missing the story, and I have yet to be convinced with the combat.

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« Reply #1092 on: April 10, 2018, 07:20:47 AM »
Night in the Woods

This wasn't on my radar but I'm looking for something a bit more chill after finishing Alien: Isolation. Definitely putting it on my wishlist!

Currently watching a play through and it seems both wonderful and heartbreaking. The humor and quips are awesome.

Also watching a play through of Outlast 2 which... interesting.

I haven't done too much gaming myself lately, which is a shame. Should make some time for a good game this week... gotta check out my steam library and see what I haven't tried yet.


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« Reply #1093 on: April 24, 2018, 10:33:26 AM »
I recently finished Far Cry 5. It's gotten mixed reviews from critics that were expecting something political, which is an odd thing to expect from a FPS video game. If you're considering the game just know that it's a Far Cry game set in Montana. Don't expect it to be any closer to American reality than Far Cry 4 was to Nepal's reality or Far Cry 3 was to the Philippine's reality [or the reality of any other Pacific island local].

IMHO Ubisoft did a good job on the fundamentals of a FPS with Far Cry 5. They did an absolutely excellent job on putting the freedom to choose different courses of action in a FPS. The game let the player take an objective by sniping, by sneaking in with a compound bow, by attacking it from a helicopter, by calling in your AI buddies for air support while you sit on a nearby hilltop with binoculars, by ordering your AI buddies on the ground to attack it, etc etc.

They did an absolutely bang up job on the open world and the freedom to use it and call in various forms of support from friendly AI, if you so choose. Heck you can even fly a small plane and bomb the objective or call your friendly AI to provide CAS for you. I only tried that once as I'm not super into flying games, but it's an option.

Contrasted with the previous FPS I played, Call of Duty WWII, and that freedom was very welcome. Call of Duty forced me to babysit a flack gun, drive a tank, do a insta fail stealth mission, and well I don't know what else because I quit in disgust after the tank driving mission and probably won't ever buy a Call of Duty game again.

The one complaint I have is Ubisoft could have done a better job at easing between the open world and the main story missions. The side missions were great, but the transition to the main story could have been handled better.

The open world is so vast with so many options that I had beat the game and was messing around afterwards (the game allows you to finish up side missions you skipped after beating it) when I realized your character can drink or eat pot during the game. You can jump in the back of a helicopter, mark a spot on the map, and let your friendly AI fly you there. You can use one friendly AI character to spot targets while the other one snipes them. It's got elements of command & control to the point where you can beat the game without hardly shooting anything yourself if you so choose.

I'm a big fan of open world, freedom to choose different approaches FPS games so I LOVED Far Cry 5. Just don't buy it expecting some video game commentary on Trump or religion or politics or whatever it was that some critics were looking for. It's a FPS that happens to be set in America, that's it.

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« Reply #1094 on: April 24, 2018, 02:21:29 PM »
I picked up Steamworld Heist after playing through Steamworld Dig 2. I was a little skeptical about whether I'd like procedurally generated levels, but so far this game is excellent. I may be enjoying it more than Dig 2, which is a high bar.

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1095 on: April 24, 2018, 02:55:36 PM »
I recently finished Far Cry 5. It's gotten mixed reviews from critics that were expecting something political, which is an odd thing to expect from a FPS video game. If you're considering the game just know that it's a Far Cry game set in Montana. Don't expect it to be any closer to American reality than Far Cry 4 was to Nepal's reality or Far Cry 3 was to the Philippine's reality [or the reality of any other Pacific island local].

IMHO Ubisoft did a good job on the fundamentals of a FPS with Far Cry 5. They did an absolutely excellent job on putting the freedom to choose different courses of action in a FPS. The game let the player take an objective by sniping, by sneaking in with a compound bow, by attacking it from a helicopter, by calling in your AI buddies for air support while you sit on a nearby hilltop with binoculars, by ordering your AI buddies on the ground to attack it, etc etc.

They did an absolutely bang up job on the open world and the freedom to use it and call in various forms of support from friendly AI, if you so choose. Heck you can even fly a small plane and bomb the objective or call your friendly AI to provide CAS for you. I only tried that once as I'm not super into flying games, but it's an option.

Contrasted with the previous FPS I played, Call of Duty WWII, and that freedom was very welcome. Call of Duty forced me to babysit a flack gun, drive a tank, do a insta fail stealth mission, and well I don't know what else because I quit in disgust after the tank driving mission and probably won't ever buy a Call of Duty game again.

The one complaint I have is Ubisoft could have done a better job at easing between the open world and the main story missions. The side missions were great, but the transition to the main story could have been handled better.

The open world is so vast with so many options that I had beat the game and was messing around afterwards (the game allows you to finish up side missions you skipped after beating it) when I realized your character can drink or eat pot during the game. You can jump in the back of a helicopter, mark a spot on the map, and let your friendly AI fly you there. You can use one friendly AI character to spot targets while the other one snipes them. It's got elements of command & control to the point where you can beat the game without hardly shooting anything yourself if you so choose.

I'm a big fan of open world, freedom to choose different approaches FPS games so I LOVED Far Cry 5. Just don't buy it expecting some video game commentary on Trump or religion or politics or whatever it was that some critics were looking for. It's a FPS that happens to be set in America, that's it.

The Far Cry series is one of my favorites.  Looks like I'll enjoy this one as well.  However, I am waiting for a deal.  Traditionally, prices on the Far Cry games drop significantly just a few weeks after release.

 

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1096 on: April 24, 2018, 09:16:54 PM »
Currently playing Monster Hunter World.

Not loving it, but I'm not really very good. I like RPGs and this is missing the story, and I have yet to be convinced with the combat.

I'm a veteran Monster Hunter player. It's a good series overall but I was a bit disappointed with this newest iteration. It's a fun game but definitely has some glaring issues.

I will admit the Monster Hunter series is very niche and takes some getting used to (slow, skillful combat). Give it time though, it has a great community and can be very rewarding.

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1097 on: April 25, 2018, 09:50:25 AM »

The Far Cry series is one of my favorites.  Looks like I'll enjoy this one as well.  However, I am waiting for a deal.  Traditionally, prices on the Far Cry games drop significantly just a few weeks after release.

 

Personally I give Ubisoft a lot of credit for continuing to focus on putting a serious single player/co-op campaign in their games. The map in FC5 was even bigger than the one in Far Cry Primal and carried over a lot of elements from that game including the ability to fast travel to more than just outposts. Ubisoft has done a good job of improving the mechanics and fun aspect of open world FPSs since Far Cry 2.

BTW, I highly recommend Far Cry Primal, especially if you're already a fan of Far Cry type games. By setting it in the stone age they made the game all about the animals. I picked that game up for $20 on Amazon last fall. I was worried a FPS without the shooting would suck, but the animal taming aspect made the game work.

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1098 on: April 25, 2018, 03:16:32 PM »

The Far Cry series is one of my favorites.  Looks like I'll enjoy this one as well.  However, I am waiting for a deal.  Traditionally, prices on the Far Cry games drop significantly just a few weeks after release.

 

Personally I give Ubisoft a lot of credit for continuing to focus on putting a serious single player/co-op campaign in their games. The map in FC5 was even bigger than the one in Far Cry Primal and carried over a lot of elements from that game including the ability to fast travel to more than just outposts. Ubisoft has done a good job of improving the mechanics and fun aspect of open world FPSs since Far Cry 2.

BTW, I highly recommend Far Cry Primal, especially if you're already a fan of Far Cry type games. By setting it in the stone age they made the game all about the animals. I picked that game up for $20 on Amazon last fall. I was worried a FPS without the shooting would suck, but the animal taming aspect made the game work.

I don't think I've played any of them since Far Cry 3. I'm way behind!

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1099 on: April 26, 2018, 10:24:35 AM »

The Far Cry series is one of my favorites.  Looks like I'll enjoy this one as well.  However, I am waiting for a deal.  Traditionally, prices on the Far Cry games drop significantly just a few weeks after release.

 

Personally I give Ubisoft a lot of credit for continuing to focus on putting a serious single player/co-op campaign in their games. The map in FC5 was even bigger than the one in Far Cry Primal and carried over a lot of elements from that game including the ability to fast travel to more than just outposts. Ubisoft has done a good job of improving the mechanics and fun aspect of open world FPSs since Far Cry 2.

BTW, I highly recommend Far Cry Primal, especially if you're already a fan of Far Cry type games. By setting it in the stone age they made the game all about the animals. I picked that game up for $20 on Amazon last fall. I was worried a FPS without the shooting would suck, but the animal taming aspect made the game work.

Yep I played the heck out of Primal.  In my opinion it was unfairly criticized...but it was priced right (when i got it) and was a great game!