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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1250 on: June 04, 2019, 10:32:49 PM »
My son got a Switch from his grandmother for Christmas but hasn't been very interested in it yet. I love the concept (and that I didn't have to buy it, lol) but I'm not sure why he's not into it.

@lexde What's the most inexpensive way you've found to get good games for it if you don't have lots of friends with that system?

In general, I think if you can purchase the console at a deep discount or get it as a gift, playing games on that would be an inexpensive hobby...especially when compared to other forms of entertainment. Not as cheap as reading a book or riding a bike, but if you're a gamer and really enjoy that as a primary form of entertainment, it seems to be on the lower end of the scale in terms of costs once the console is out of the way.

Start monitoring reddit.com/r/nintendoswitchdeals. There are deals to be had, but for AAA games, $45 is probably the best you will do outside of Black Friday or maybe an E3 sale. Being patient helps.

Also if you have Twitter follow @Videogamedeals and visit Cheapassgamer.com

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« Reply #1251 on: June 04, 2019, 10:34:15 PM »
Couldn't get in to Witcher 3 for some reason, after a few hours playing.


The reactions to TW3 are odd. I have a friend who did the same as you, but he went back to it later. Now, he loves it. A few hours is not much for a game like that. There is a cave area near the beginning that, imo, is the worst part of the game and many stop playing after that. Mainly, because it is boring and tedious there.

 I played it and beat it initially after borrowing it from my friend and thought it was great. Later on I wanted to play it again because of the DLC Hearts of Stone was coming out. After playing it again, I must say that it is now my favorite game of all time, and I am not exaggerating. The writing in the game is so well done. It is crazy. Hearts of Stone DLC has the most incredible writing and story telling of any game I've ever played. The villian is amazing and well played.

To me Witcher 3 was one of the best modern western RPGs I ever played. I had never played any of he other games. I set aside Fallout 4 to enjoy Witcher 3 and complete it and all the DLC

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« Reply #1252 on: June 04, 2019, 10:35:41 PM »
Recently finished Division 2 so I am giving Spiderman on PS4 a try. I had a little left with Best Buy GCU which gives you 20% off new games, used this and a coupon to snag Metro Exodus

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« Reply #1253 on: June 05, 2019, 09:08:28 AM »
Couldn't get in to Witcher 3 for some reason, after a few hours playing.


The reactions to TW3 are odd. I have a friend who did the same as you, but he went back to it later. Now, he loves it. A few hours is not much for a game like that. There is a cave area near the beginning that, imo, is the worst part of the game and many stop playing after that. Mainly, because it is boring and tedious there.

 I played it and beat it initially after borrowing it from my friend and thought it was great. Later on I wanted to play it again because of the DLC Hearts of Stone was coming out. After playing it again, I must say that it is now my favorite game of all time, and I am not exaggerating. The writing in the game is so well done. It is crazy. Hearts of Stone DLC has the most incredible writing and story telling of any game I've ever played. The villian is amazing and well played.

To me Witcher 3 was one of the best modern western RPGs I ever played. I had never played any of he other games. I set aside Fallout 4 to enjoy Witcher 3 and complete it and all the DLC

I still need to finish Witcher 3 and I haven't even started Fallout 4....the older I get, the less time it seems I have!

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« Reply #1254 on: June 05, 2019, 11:32:04 AM »
Hollow Knight, Switch. And Hornet is pissing me off.

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« Reply #1255 on: June 06, 2019, 02:55:34 AM »
Finally wrestled Red Dead Redemption 2 off my nephew and am mostly through it now. What a crackingly good game! So immersive and the landscapes, character and horse animations and cut scenes are just beautiful to see and experience.

My favourite character so far has been Charles Chatenay, a French Artist whose nude paintings are ahead of their time for the game era. I like it when he says in the letter he writes after your final mission with him: "I detest selfish asses more than civilization itself. But what is civilization really but organised selfishness?"

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« Reply #1256 on: June 09, 2019, 07:26:13 PM »
I must be one of the only people who really like RTS games at this point.

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« Reply #1257 on: June 09, 2019, 09:46:12 PM »
I must be one of the only people who really like RTS games at this point.

What are some of the more recent games that are popular? I think the last I played was Age of Mythology.

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« Reply #1258 on: June 10, 2019, 06:32:04 AM »
I must be one of the only people who really like RTS games at this point.

What are some of the more recent games that are popular? I think the last I played was Age of Mythology.

I don't know of very many recent ones that are popular. That's my problem :(

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« Reply #1259 on: June 10, 2019, 06:49:22 AM »
I must be one of the only people who really like RTS games at this point.

What are some of the more recent games that are popular? I think the last I played was Age of Mythology.

I don't know of very many recent ones that are popular. That's my problem :(

A few I found on Wikipedia that seem well received (disclaimer, I haven't played any of these):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anno_1800
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steel_Division:_Normandy_44
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpellForce_3
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tooth_and_Tail
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_War_Saga:_Thrones_of_Britannia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_War:_Three_Kingdoms
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-K

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« Reply #1260 on: June 10, 2019, 08:11:25 AM »
I must be one of the only people who really like RTS games at this point.

What are some of the more recent games that are popular? I think the last I played was Age of Mythology.

I don't know of very many recent ones that are popular. That's my problem :(

A few I found on Wikipedia that seem well received (disclaimer, I haven't played any of these):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anno_1800
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steel_Division:_Normandy_44
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpellForce_3
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tooth_and_Tail
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_War_Saga:_Thrones_of_Britannia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_War:_Three_Kingdoms
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-K

Most of these are not RTS games. Some have RTS components but almost all of those are not primarily RTS games.

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« Reply #1261 on: June 10, 2019, 08:28:49 AM »
I think I'm going to get Spiderman on PS4 for $20 during the Days of Play sale

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« Reply #1262 on: June 10, 2019, 08:31:03 AM »
I must be one of the only people who really like RTS games at this point.

What are some of the more recent games that are popular? I think the last I played was Age of Mythology.

I have friends that are hardcore gamers and they play a lot of Stellaris (4x, if that falls under your RTS umbrella?).

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« Reply #1263 on: June 10, 2019, 08:59:50 AM »
I must be one of the only people who really like RTS games at this point.

What are some of the more recent games that are popular? I think the last I played was Age of Mythology.

I don't know of very many recent ones that are popular. That's my problem :(

A few I found on Wikipedia that seem well received (disclaimer, I haven't played any of these):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anno_1800
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steel_Division:_Normandy_44
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpellForce_3
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tooth_and_Tail
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_War_Saga:_Thrones_of_Britannia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_War:_Three_Kingdoms
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-K

Most of these are not RTS games. Some have RTS components but almost all of those are not primarily RTS games.

With the exception of the Total War games they are all described as Real Time Strategy. Maybe the definition has changed over time?

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« Reply #1264 on: June 10, 2019, 10:49:30 AM »
Microsoft released a trailer for their upcoming flight simulator...they haven't had a proper new one since 2006.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReDDgFfWlS4

Simply stunning.

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« Reply #1265 on: June 10, 2019, 11:02:50 AM »
With the exception of the Total War games they are all described as Real Time Strategy. Maybe the definition has changed over time?

A lot of games now (such as Anno 1800) are more builder games with RTS components. And not as much dedicated RTS like the older games like Starcraft/World of Warcraft/etc, which were almost exclusively focused on RTS.

Microsoft released a trailer for their upcoming flight simulator...they haven't had a proper new one since 2006.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReDDgFfWlS4

Simply stunning.

This looks amazing!

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« Reply #1266 on: June 10, 2019, 12:11:15 PM »
With the exception of the Total War games they are all described as Real Time Strategy. Maybe the definition has changed over time?

A lot of games now (such as Anno 1800) are more builder games with RTS components. And not as much dedicated RTS like the older games like Starcraft/World of Warcraft/etc, which were almost exclusively focused on RTS.

You consider World of Warcraft an RTS? I'm not sure I understand your definition at all...

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« Reply #1267 on: June 10, 2019, 12:16:23 PM »
I'm sure it's a typo and he meant Warcraft.

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« Reply #1268 on: June 11, 2019, 06:03:28 AM »
I'm sure it's a typo and he meant Warcraft.

Bah. Yes :( lol

I can see how that would be confusing xD

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« Reply #1269 on: June 11, 2019, 08:04:42 AM »
Was bouncing around between games I already owned (so many free games between Xbox Live, Epic Store, other FTP, plus my existing library), but decided to give Just Cause 3 a go, with the 'everything' edition on sale for $9. 

Ridiculous, as anticipated, but quite amusing.  Some slowdown during giant explosions on my old first-gen Xbox One. 

Pondering purchasing Far Cry Primal or Ghost Recon Wildlands (probably just Primal) for $5. 

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« Reply #1270 on: June 13, 2019, 09:50:59 AM »
Currently 40 hours into Assassin's Creed Origins and thoroughly enjoying it. I am waiting for the next sale on Odyssey, which I hear is even better. I really enjoy the stealth.

The most hours I have put into any game in the past several years is Divinity Original Sin II. It is just an incredibly well-written and thoroughly polished game. However, it is BRUTALLY difficult. I didn't even beat it. I saw what was expected of me for the final boss fight and I thought, meh, I've had enough.

If you have not played XCOM 2 to, that is also a masterpiece. And it is also HARD AS HELL.

Count me as another person that couldn't get into The Witcher III. I even beat the game, but I didn't love the journey. I think it was the battle system. I want more than just a sword (or two). Reading through this discussion has convinced me to start a new game on NG+ to see if I missed anything or if I rushed the story. I really WANT to love it.

I am a PC gamer and all the comments about the PS4 exclusive are killing me. Mainly, I badly want to play RDR2, GOW, and Bloodborne. Speaking of From Software, anyone see the teaser for Elden Ring? I am irrationally excited for this game, more so than for any game in recent memory.

I was thinking about posting this question in a new thread, but I am curious what everyone's thought is on Google Stadia. Would you be happy to stream games and only need a lower-end system? Will it be too laggy? For me, if this thing proves to not lag, not randomly disconnect, not generally suck, I will be all over it. I don't need to "own" my games. I am even thinking of taking Microsoft up on their new PC pass. $5/month. Some games you can stream, some you can download. But, damnit, I still have to figure out how to get my hands on the PS4 exclusives!

Great games discussion in here!

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« Reply #1271 on: June 13, 2019, 10:26:59 AM »
I was thinking about posting this question in a new thread, but I am curious what everyone's thought is on Google Stadia. Would you be happy to stream games and only need a lower-end system? Will it be too laggy? For me, if this thing proves to not lag, not randomly disconnect, not generally suck, I will be all over it. I don't need to "own" my games. I am even thinking of taking Microsoft up on their new PC pass. $5/month. Some games you can stream, some you can download.
Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the idea, although I can understand its appeal.

Here's why it doesn't work for me:  As I get older, my interest in (and time for) games has waned a bit, and I find myself playing fewer games, but spending more time on them.  I originally paid $20 for Valve's Orange Box (including Team Fortress 2), and I got a few thousand hours of enjoyment out of it.  I paid $17 for Kerbal Space Program, and have spent over 2,000 hours in that one as well.  The story is similar for Starcraft 2.  I've spent less than $100 on games in the last 10+ years, so the idea of spending more than that in 7 months is repulsive for me.

The idea of paying yet another subscription is repulsive to me.  I would feel like I *have* to spend my time playing games in order to "make it worth it," rather than making a one-time payment for something specific I want, and then being able to enjoy it forever.  And I don't like the thought of losing access to a game when I let the subscription lapse.

I'm very much not a typical consumer, though, so take it for what it's worth.

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« Reply #1272 on: June 13, 2019, 10:35:16 AM »
I was thinking about posting this question in a new thread, but I am curious what everyone's thought is on Google Stadia. Would you be happy to stream games and only need a lower-end system? Will it be too laggy? For me, if this thing proves to not lag, not randomly disconnect, not generally suck, I will be all over it. I don't need to "own" my games. I am even thinking of taking Microsoft up on their new PC pass. $5/month. Some games you can stream, some you can download. But, damnit, I still have to figure out how to get my hands on the PS4 exclusives!


I have a Nvidia Shield and it has a similar setup with GeForce Now. Functionally it works great as long as you are hard wired. I'm not sure I would keep it after if they shift to a month-to-month model as I don't have enough time or interest in regularly playing games.

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« Reply #1273 on: June 13, 2019, 11:06:05 AM »

Here's why it doesn't work for me:

But what about the cost of upgrading the system? It sounds like you are still working on an older catalogue, so you will be good for a while. But that will not always be the case. Eventually your current ps/pc/xbox will not be able to handle a game you want to play.

Recently my video card bricked. $300 for a replacement/upgrade. That could have been 30 MONTHS of a Stadia subscription (albeit making the dubious assumption that the price will not go up in that time).

The appeal to me is offloading the hardware duties to one of the biggest and most technically adept companies in the solar system. I also read that, if we take the long view, this business model has the potential to tear the roof off of gaming as we know it. I mean, I am not going buy a ray-tracing, bells and whistles, $2000 graphics card. What kind of graphics can Google afford? This will pave the way for the next generation of mind-bogglingly huge, lifelike, multiplayer games.

Hell, this might even put pressure on the powers-that-be to upgrade our shit internet in the US. Call me an optimist.

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« Reply #1274 on: June 13, 2019, 12:41:25 PM »

Here's why it doesn't work for me:

But what about the cost of upgrading the system? It sounds like you are still working on an older catalogue, so you will be good for a while. But that will not always be the case. Eventually your current ps/pc/xbox will not be able to handle a game you want to play.

Recently my video card bricked. $300 for a replacement/upgrade. That could have been 30 MONTHS of a Stadia subscription (albeit making the dubious assumption that the price will not go up in that time).
That's a fair point, and one I hadn't taken into consideration.  Of course, being frugal, I'm still gaming on a GTX950 :D

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« Reply #1275 on: June 13, 2019, 01:51:42 PM »
Got into the beta of WoW classic and it has absolutely destroyed my desire to play the current retail WoW.

I spent 24 hours just training various pets on a hunter.

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« Reply #1276 on: June 14, 2019, 06:47:41 AM »
Got into the beta of WoW classic and it has absolutely destroyed my desire to play the current retail WoW.

I spent 24 hours just training various pets on a hunter.

Those. Were. The. Days.

I played a gnome mage, full Netherwind Regalia with Staff of the Shadow Flame, Arcane Power build with fire tilt. Some of the most memorable gaming moments of my life, 40-man dungeon raids, competing with the other squishies for highest DPS.

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« Reply #1277 on: June 17, 2019, 11:17:42 AM »
Quote
albeit making the dubious assumption that the price will not go up in that time)

...or that Google doesn’t can the whole project after 18 months when Stadia fails to meet financial projections. Google has a long history of jumping into adjacent markets and then bailing after the market failed to materialize.


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« Reply #1278 on: June 18, 2019, 02:18:57 AM »
Detroit: Become Human - a very moving interactive story line. Go androids!

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« Reply #1279 on: June 18, 2019, 04:24:15 AM »
Dark Souls has taken up all my gaming time in the last couple of months. I`ve been creating different character builds, and now I`ve decided to go all in on one. I`ve fooled around with online play and all that, but the DS community has gone down drastically this year. So, I have built a character that so far is level 298 just for PVE. The level grinding has been crazy at 95 hours so far. My stats are:

Vitality = 50
Attunement = 19
Endurance = 99
Strength = 50
Dexterity = 50
Resistance = 11
Intelligence = 50
Faith = 51

All the stats of course are soft capped, but I am starting to go ahead and continue leveling them a little here and there for the small gains. The rings I just kind of mess around with depending on a boss fight or whatever. I love using the Qualaag Fury Sword and the spells.

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« Reply #1280 on: June 18, 2019, 09:34:59 AM »
Dark Souls has taken up all my gaming time in the last couple of months.

Leveling up in DS is a mixed bag for me. It's so satisfying to get more and more powerful. But the satisfaction of the game comes from going toe to toe with a much more powerful enemy and winning with perfectly-timed dodges and parries. I guess this is a fundamental issue with all RPG's. The game has to get easier as you level up, but as it gets easier it may be less satisfying.  What is a game designer to do?

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« Reply #1281 on: June 20, 2019, 05:20:09 PM »
Dark Souls has taken up all my gaming time in the last couple of months.

Leveling up in DS is a mixed bag for me. It's so satisfying to get more and more powerful. But the satisfaction of the game comes from going toe to toe with a much more powerful enemy and winning with perfectly-timed dodges and parries. I guess this is a fundamental issue with all RPG's. The game has to get easier as you level up, but as it gets easier it may be less satisfying.  What is a game designer to do?

I`m really weird when it comes to level grinding. I really enjoy spending hours at a time doing it no matter what the game is. I think I`m about to pick up Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. I watched some guys playing it on PS Live and I was thrilled with what I saw. It truly is an unofficial Castlevania: SOTN sequel. Walmart`s got it for $32 on the PS4 right now.

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« Reply #1282 on: June 23, 2019, 08:42:01 AM »
I got Anno 1800 recently.

It's pretty fun.

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« Reply #1283 on: June 23, 2019, 11:13:52 AM »
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is my favorite game this year so far!

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« Reply #1284 on: June 24, 2019, 09:09:51 AM »
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is my favorite game this year so far!

... And coming from a DS fan.  I am off to check it out.

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« Reply #1285 on: June 25, 2019, 10:56:06 AM »
So, FWIW, because of all the good reviews on here for The Witcher 3, I went back to play it on ng+ and I am enjoying it MUCH more this time. I am paying closer attention to the story. In most games I treat the story as a nuisance. Can't do that with W3. HOWEVER - the combat still pisses me off regularly. If you could get a carbon copy of Dark Souls combat into W3, you might have the greatest game ever. I am hoping that is exactly what Elden Ring will be. Time will tell.