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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1100 on: April 29, 2018, 07:33:07 AM »
I think one of the reasons why Primal caught flack was what I've taken to calling the 'CoD Multiplayer effect'. I noticed it clearly when I spent time playing Far Cry 3 co-op. There seems to be a large population of younger games who grew up on Call of Duty multiplayer and hence think every FPS is about running around like a chicken with its head cut off shooting whatever automatic weapon in the game has the largest magazine from the hip. They probably ran around swinging a club in Primal, got bored, and gave it a bad review before they realized all the other ways that game can be played.

Primal was a game that should definitely be played on the hardest difficulty. Ubisoft even pushed out a Survival mode in an update after the game released. Playing the game on Veteran forces one to slow down and use strategy. I found the game got a LOT easier after taming a sabretooth and learning the skill for the rottenbomb. I'd sneak up on an enemy position, use the owl to drop a rottenbomb on top of the biggest enemy, then send the sabretooth in to clean up the perimeter while the other enemies fought each other. I found myself wishing Far Cry 5 had a small drone in the game.

It's obvious that Ubisoft carried over a LOT from Primal to Far Cry 5. Almost any compound on the map can be fast traveled to once you've walked past it once, not just outposts. Stores are everywhere, not just at outposts. The friendly AI system was copied over, to the point where just like in Primal it doesn't count as the enemy seeing you if all they see is your friendly AI character.

I give Ubisoft credit for realizing that to make an animal focused game work they had to set it in the stone age. I tried using the cougar in FC5 at first, but the enemy just shoots her. By putting Primal in the stone age the animals become much more powerful relative to the enemies and they can include now instinct specious like sabretooths and mammoths. 

I've finished playing through FC5 now and have really just two complaints:
  • Lack of a Veteran setting; the game only has easy, normal, and hard. Hard ended up being too easy. By the time I got 2 - 3 hours into the game about the only time I'd ever die or even be in trouble was under very direct fire from an enemy helicopter. The enemy ground troops don't scale up very well.
  • The transition from the open world to the main story line could have been handled much better. It got to where I was intentionally avoiding picking up resistance points while traveling in the open world because I didn't want to hit that magic number and get yanked into the main story. They also should have set the resistance points needed to trigger the main story much higher, thereby forcing me to pick some up in the open world after completing all the 'story missions' and most of the 'side missions' that take place in the open world. I loved the story & side missions that take place in the open world, but if you hit the resistance points too quick it'll yank you before you finish the open world stuff.

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1101 on: April 30, 2018, 06:13:20 PM »
I've completed a few PS4 games lately, namely Heavy Rain (awesome), Journey (zen-like), Flower (zen-like), Trackmania Turbo (well as far as you can get with winning at least silver on every track) and am currently playing Horizon Zero Dawn Frozen Wilds DLC (best game ever keeps on giving). I also bought a PSVR, with them going on deep sale where I am just after the release of the movie Ready Player One, and that has been better than I expected with all the free demos and youtube VR clips out there use on it. The only VR full games I have are VR Worlds, which came bundled with the PSVR, and Eagle Flight and they are both pretty good fun. I'm waiting for VR games like Resident Evil 7 and Elder Scrolls V to go below $25 before I buy. In the meantime I have Beyond: Two Souls, The Last of Us, Until Dawn and Uncharted 4, all bought at a good discount, to keep me entertained.

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1102 on: April 30, 2018, 06:56:46 PM »
Anyone playing the new god of war? Looks good but I am waiting for price cuts.

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« Reply #1103 on: May 01, 2018, 09:27:09 AM »
Anyone playing the new god of war? Looks good but I am waiting for price cuts.

I have heard good things about it from my friends. Pretty steep though. I'm still playing Fortnite, a popular free game.

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1104 on: May 02, 2018, 09:48:25 AM »
Currently ADDICTED to Fortnite which is not only the best Mustachian game ever (read: free), it's also a really interesting business model. It recently became the highest grossing free game EVER! It brings in $2mm per day on in-game purchases. I'm constantly amazed how much money people are willing to spend on digital, meaningless accessories. One of my online buddies told me he has spent over $200 on that shit.
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« Reply #1105 on: May 02, 2018, 07:18:34 PM »
Currently ADDICTED to Fortnite which is not only the best Mustachian game ever (read: free), it's also a really interesting business model. It recently became the highest grossing free game EVER! It brings in $2mm per day on in-game purchases. I'm constantly amazed how much money people are willing to spend on digital, meaningless accessories. One of my online buddies told me he has spent over $200 on that shit.

Yes, it is certainly changing the video gaming industry, for the better IMO.

Are you on PS4? Lol, we could play together sometime.

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« Reply #1106 on: May 22, 2018, 07:41:26 AM »
I play on Xbox and PC.  Mostly Steam sales and Xbox gold free games, with perhaps 2-3 full-price purchases per year (usually to play with friends online).

Fortnite BR: gave it a whirl (on Xbox) with some buddies.  Didn't grab me yet, but I'll probably be willing to play it when a few of them are online and interested.
Warframe: Have been playing here or there recently (played it extensively for about four months, but quit a year ago).  Great free game, but with a steep learning curve.
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2: Picked it up for $6.25 to play with my son during his allotted screen time as an introduction to more complex video games. 
Rise of the Tomb Raider: Almost done with this, but haven't finished yet.
Witcher 3: Another game that I periodically go back to.  Incredible amount of high-quality content.

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« Reply #1107 on: June 06, 2018, 07:37:34 AM »
Picked up the new God of War (full price, but it's been a long time since there has been a game that Hubs and I were both excited about, and we didn't want to wait for the price to drop). Great game. I loved the original God of War (II was meh, and I never played III), and the changes and improvements to combat were fantastic--and so were the callouts to the original combat system. I really enjoyed the puzzles. The characters were great (never thought my favorite character in a game would be a severed head) and mostly believable. The environment was great, and I love games that reward you for exploring, and this one does not disappoint. It's no Horizon Zero Dawn (sequel now please), but definitely worth the price and still has lots of play left in it.

I also discovered that somebody set up a private server of my MMORPG drug of choice, Final Fantasy XI. Hubs and I created characters and have already poured way too many hours into it. It's a bad, bad idea. I was this close to becoming one of those failed-out-of-college gaming addicts you hear about. And now I'm an adult with a job, in a masters program, with responsibilities... If we're going to play this again for the long haul, it's going to have to be WAY different this time around. Ditching work last Friday to play probably wasn't the best start...

On the plus side, it's very Mustachian--no subscription fee this time around, plus it will probably dramatically reduce our restaurant and entertainment spending. That happens when you stop leaving the house.
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« Reply #1108 on: June 06, 2018, 07:55:14 AM »
I am playing Celeste. Tons of fun and lots of replayability. It's really good at teaching you tech through level design instead of tutorial text and the difficulty curve is quite nice. Overall it's a very well polished game.

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« Reply #1109 on: June 06, 2018, 11:10:37 AM »
I am playing Celeste. Tons of fun and lots of replayability. It's really good at teaching you tech through level design instead of tutorial text and the difficulty curve is quite nice. Overall it's a very well polished game.

I'm working on the B side levels, and the difficulty gets quite ridiculous. I'm also playing Space Hulk Deathwing online with a friend. He gave me his physical copy since he also has a digital copy, so I see that as being Mustachian for me.

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« Reply #1110 on: June 06, 2018, 11:34:14 AM »
I am playing Celeste. Tons of fun and lots of replayability. It's really good at teaching you tech through level design instead of tutorial text and the difficulty curve is quite nice. Overall it's a very well polished game.

I'm working on the B side levels, and the difficulty gets quite ridiculous.

Agreed, the difficulty definitely ramps up in the optional levels. There were several rooms that I felt were impossible at first. But I like how the game pushes the boundaries of what I thought I was capable of. With enough practice (and sometimes thinking) I've been able to beat the B-side for Chapters 1-5 and I'm almost done with Chapter 6. After going back to the main story (to find all the collectibles) I found the normal levels to be much easier simply because the B-sides had honed my skills.

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« Reply #1111 on: June 06, 2018, 06:40:14 PM »
Picked up the new God of War (full price, but it's been a long time since there has been a game that Hubs and I were both excited about, and we didn't want to wait for the price to drop). Great game. I loved the original God of War (II was meh, and I never played III), and the changes and improvements to combat were fantastic--and so were the callouts to the original combat system. I really enjoyed the puzzles. The characters were great (never thought my favorite character in a game would be a severed head) and mostly believable. The environment was great, and I love games that reward you for exploring, and this one does not disappoint. It's no Horizon Zero Dawn (sequel now please), but definitely worth the price and still has lots of play left in it.

I also discovered that somebody set up a private server of my MMORPG drug of choice, Final Fantasy XI. Hubs and I created characters and have already poured way too many hours into it. It's a bad, bad idea. I was this close to becoming one of those failed-out-of-college gaming addicts you hear about. And now I'm an adult with a job, in a masters program, with responsibilities... If we're going to play this again for the long haul, it's going to have to be WAY different this time around. Ditching work last Friday to play probably wasn't the best start...

On the plus side, it's very Mustachian--no subscription fee this time around, plus it will probably dramatically reduce our restaurant and entertainment spending. That happens when you stop leaving the house.

Can you tell me more about this private server or PM me more information? I'm interested in FFXI.

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« Reply #1112 on: June 06, 2018, 11:22:00 PM »
Can you tell me more about this private server or PM me more information? I'm interested in FFXI.


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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1113 on: June 07, 2018, 08:30:24 AM »
I love playing CS and Moba games (League of Legends is the best one)

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« Reply #1114 on: June 09, 2018, 11:24:14 AM »
I'm enjoying Titanfall 2 for some lightweight action.  The kids like Fortnight, and I play it on occasion as well, though not very well. 

Most off the time nowadays I play board games online, when I have time to play at all.  Catan, Dominion, Lords of Waterdeep.

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« Reply #1115 on: June 09, 2018, 06:26:24 PM »
I was playing the Sims 3 on PC! I never really got into the 4th series....too much money theft from EA.

But there are enough mods and cc out there it's still pretty fun all these years later

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« Reply #1116 on: June 10, 2018, 05:17:47 AM »
I am playing Railroad Tycoon 2. I played this game when it was the newest one available and then somehow life went on and it got to be 20 years old. RT3 and Sid Meier's Railroads! are both trash games, so I never moved on even though the series did...

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1117 on: June 12, 2018, 09:41:52 AM »
Crazy about RPG's, latest is Torment: Tides of Numenera. Spiritual successors of one of my all-time favourites Planescape: Torment. Really has the same vibe and atmosphere to it.

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« Reply #1118 on: June 13, 2018, 02:48:27 AM »
I love to play black desert online. But I have to use proxy or vpn to get access to it. I like the game because it features castle sieging, trading, crafting, player housing, parkour, animal husbandry, investment banking, fishing, cooking etc. It's very involving and entertaining.
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« Reply #1119 on: June 14, 2018, 05:16:25 AM »
Fortnight.  It's free and fun :).

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« Reply #1120 on: June 15, 2018, 03:18:16 PM »
Just started playing Diablo III on my PS3.  My addictive personality is really taking over again, kinda scary heh.  Good thing I'm on FMLA for a while! 

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« Reply #1121 on: June 15, 2018, 03:50:54 PM »
Crazy about RPG's, latest is Torment: Tides of Numenera. Spiritual successors of one of my all-time favourites Planescape: Torment. Really has the same vibe and atmosphere to it.

I thought the gameplay was a little wonky. It also seemed a bit rushed.

I'm currently playing Pillars II. Slow at first, it's really picked up and is way fun.

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« Reply #1122 on: June 22, 2018, 08:51:13 AM »
I've always considered myself a PC Gamer, although I have played a few console games in the past, Resident Evil 1 and 2 on PS, and ICO and Shadow of the Colossus on PS2. I've never been able to get the hang of playing FPS with a controller.

Mostly my PC games have been RPG and FPS. Favourite game of all time is probably Deus Ex on PC, although System Shock 2 was pretty cool too. I also enjoyed Portal 1 and 2. Recently bought a dead Xbox 360 on ebay and repaired it so I could play Rise of the Tomb Raider without having to fork out for enough PC upgrades to run it. Also got a second hand copy of Alien: Isolation.

I don't get anywhere near enough time to play games as much as I used to, maybe one evening every couple of weeks for a couple of hours. So those 2 will probably keep me busy until christmas.

I also play on my phone, although mostly casual games, XCOM Enemy Within ported for android was well worth the 5 on google play store. I played the original XCOM games back in the 90s and it was a great modernisation.