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1 hour ago, Hugh Mughnus said:

I played Path for a bit and just couldn’t get into it, I think I need to give it another go. I sunk over 600hrs into grim dawn already, these games and shooters are my kryptonite. Any suggestions for Path since I’m essentially a noob?

also lol 125hrs in two weeks is     i n s a n e 😂

Grim Dawn is awesome.  I played poe on and off for years and could never get into it either.  I finally gave in a few seasons ago and followed a "league starter guide".  It really helped me get more into the game.  Some good news, Path of exile 2 is coming out this year and it's also going to help a lot with the learning curve for getting into the game.  

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League starter guide!! Gotcha 🙂

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another important tool is a program called path of building.  I was pretty reluctant to get into this as well but now I find myself spending a lot of time theory crafting builds.  It's a considerable help as well.

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5 hours ago, Bubba69 said:

Hades - An absolutely incredible rogue-lite game.

Slay the spire - Very good, but I'm still quite bad at it. Been watching videos and reading guides because I just don't have the brain to understand optimal deckbuilding and all the other consideration like pathing, upgrade priority, relic interaction. It's very deep and it doesn't hold your hand...

I havent done Hades yet but did finish Noita yesterday, or well "finished".. the map is huge... very good rogue-like very hard game

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hey does anyone with a non-english version of the new pokemon want to trade with me pm to chat

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On 12/4/2019 at 9:59 PM, Rubin Farr said:

Anyone playing SW Jedi Fallen Order?  It seems cool, like an updated Jedi Knight, or Force Unleashed.

Searched this thread just to see if anyone else had an opinion on this. Impulse bought it over the weekend:

Stuff to get out of the way (caveats/technical stuffs/etc.)

Not like Force Unleashed, as that's much more a hack-n-slash god mode jedi experience and this is a much more souls style of combat or, perhaps, the Arkham Batman games. I'm playing on Jedi Master and routinely getting my ass handed to me - partly because I insist on trying to play it like FU and not focusing enough on parrying, dodging, and timing. I'm ok with it though, because it's not ultra punishing, and when I successfully ping back a laser beam or defeat a group of storm troopers, it feels earned. You can always switch down the difficulty - which widens the timing for parrying, enemy aggressiveness, etc. 

This has all been said before in reviews but a very metroid-esque set up of labyrinthine levels, the meditating (campfires) restore health etc. at price of enemies respawning (more Souls-stuff). If you die, lose XP and unspent skill points, and have to find enemy that killed you and hit them to regain. Sets up an interesting if painfully OCD triggering rush to find the dude who kicked your ass, and then have it repeatedly kicked another 24 times. Again, not deal breakers, because you don't, like, lose EVERYTHING when you die and, again, one could (theoretically) just shift down the difficulty to "story mode" and just walk through an encounter. Will say the load times are horrible. . . I mean, talking like a full minute or something to reload after dying sometimes. . . though, falling to your death/dying in environmental shits is almost instant. I don't know why. It's the one thing I really have a hard time with (given I have, like 25 minutes a day to game, spending 5 of those reloading is shitty). Some of the platforming stuff is tougher than it should be (I mean, controls aren't precise enough in some very specific circumstances leading to frustration). Visuals on character models during cut scenes are lol AF on the Xbox One-S. 

Impressions 

Quit a lot to love here, particularly in the early goings of the game. People have complained about the protagonist being somewhat flat, but I don't really feel that way at all, particularly given the back story of the character it makes sense that he's reticent. I actually feel like some solid dialogue and character building, in a genre that doesn't always do a good (or even decent) job of it.  I had concerns I was going to hate the "droid companion" but they nailed the "droids are basically dogs" feel with BB1, and he is 100% a helpful companion/good addition and not a detriment. The environments (on the three planets I've encountered) are gorgeous, with a real sense of scale, with changeability across the different planets. I mean, I spent some time last night on a cliff overlooking a massive oceanic just. . ..looking at it. Playing on the S so HDR is on, and I suspect that adds to the cinematic sense. 

I actually have had several moments where I was reminded of, of all things, Shadow of the Colossus. Which I never thought I'd write about a Star Wars game, but there you go. A similar sense of wandering large landscape, places that have, perhaps, been abandoned and/or are alien and ancient. Pastoral mixed with magic mixed with man-made structures. Very cool shit. 

And, of course, it's Star Wars. And, so far, a very well realized Star Wars playground. The sounds, visuals, etc. are on point, and expound on what's familiar in interesting ways. So glad that they went the route they did with the combat - although Force Unleashed was a lot of fun, there is something about the heft and weight of the combat here that is ultra-rewarding. 

Minor technical quibbles aside, so far, it's awesome. Only lament I don't have more time to game, as trying to play this in 15 minute bursts isn't really (IMHOP) the best way to do it. You really need to spend like an hour sort of marinating in it (I think) to enjoy it, particularly when you factor in the potential for dying a fair amount (and the god awful load times).     

  

 

 

 

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Watched my bud play it this weekend, it's Tomb Raider in space.  

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Arma 3 free play for a week.

 

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7 hours ago, dr lopez said:

hey does anyone with a non-english version of the new pokemon want to trade with me pm to chat

ditto.

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yeah thats what i need

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Earth looking like an ocean planet. Climate change acknowledged.

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Ugh. Trailer makes it sounds like a goddamn superhero movie.

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I'm not convinced that DOOM needs a solid, or even coherent, plot.

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4 hours ago, Braintree said:

I'm not convinced that DOOM needs a solid, or even coherent, plot.

 

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I’m still going to play the shit out of it 

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23 hours ago, dr lopez said:

yeah thats what i need

i have a shiny jp 6 iv ditto in ultra moon so i'm waiting on pokemon home before breeding for shinies.

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Anybody play Nintendo DS on their android phone? I'm thinking of playing pokemon, specifically soulsilver but need some direction. 

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I used to have both devices, but now only have one. Gave my DS Lite to a friend as a farewell gift last September, since I haven't used it in ages anyway.

Tried the Terminator: Resistance game last night, the one that came out two months ago. It's supposed to be special in that it's a faithful tribute to the first two films, though I haven't watched either. About as mediocre as I expected so far, but I'll continue regardless. Plays like a truncated modern Fallout game basically. Even has nearly identical lockpicking mechanics.

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I'm currently playing Divinity: Original Sin 2, damn amazing and engaging rpg battle system. I actually look forward to playing it at night which really hasn't been a thing since my early teens.

It's basically Baldur's Gate 2 on steroids. Thus far BG2 has the better story but Divinity definitely has the better battle system. But of course it wouldn't exist without BG2, so.

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18 minutes ago, Brisbot said:

I'm currently playing Divinity: Original Sin 2, damn amazing and engaging rpg battle system. I actually look forward to playing it at night which really hasn't been a thing since my early teens.

It's basically Baldur's Gate 2 on steroids. Thus far BG2 has the better story but Divinity definitely has the better battle system. But of course it wouldn't exist without BG2, so.

Did you play the games before it? Divine Divinity 1 & Beyond Divinity? They were essentially BG games like Icewind Dale...  Beyond Divinity was just as good.... I felt like it fell off after that including Divinity II and Original Sin. =(

Maybe I just need to revisit. But if you enjoyed the BG games, if you haven't played Icewind Dale give that a shot + Tyranny. Once you're done with Original Sin 2 of course. Surprised to see someone else on the watmms that enjoy those games tbh.

Edit: I imagine you've played all of these, sorry. Just got excited to see someone else playing a classic lol.

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18 minutes ago, Hugh Mughnus said:

Did you play the games before it? Divine Divinity 1 & Beyond Divinity? They were essentially BG games like Icewind Dale...  Beyond Divinity was just as good.... I felt like it fell off after that including Divinity II and Original Sin. =(

Maybe I just need to revisit. But if you enjoyed the BG games, if you haven't played Icewind Dale give that a shot + Tyranny. Once you're done with Original Sin 2 of course. Surprised to see someone else on the watmms that enjoy those games tbh.

Edit: I imagine you've played all of these, sorry. Just got excited to see someone else playing a classic lol.

Actually no I haven't. I had no clue about Larian Studios until I saw they were doing BG3, and now that I've played DOS 2 a bit (in the second act on explorer mode) I am super excited to see the best possible studio is making BG 3.

Decided to check them out and I'm wondering how in the world I've never heard of at least Original Sin 1 and 2. Every time I've looked up "Games like Baldur's Gate" I'll see Icewind Dale or Planescape Torment, but I just recently found out about Divinity like 2 months ago.

I remember you recommending some games like BG2 to me before, but I don't know if you recommended OS 2. Do you really not like Original Sin 2? It Feels like I'm playing 3D chess with RPG mechanics.

I still haven't played Icewind Dale, and I almost beat Planescape Torment, but my save folder corrupted randomly toward the end. So I need to tackle that one again.

 

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10 hours ago, Hugh Mughnus said:

Did you play the games before it? Divine Divinity 1 & Beyond Divinity? They were essentially BG games like Icewind Dale...  Beyond Divinity was just as good.... I felt like it fell off after that including Divinity II and Original Sin. =(

Maybe I just need to revisit. But if you enjoyed the BG games, if you haven't played Icewind Dale give that a shot + Tyranny. Once you're done with Original Sin 2 of course. Surprised to see someone else on the watmms that enjoy those games tbh.

Edit: I imagine you've played all of these, sorry. Just got excited to see someone else playing a classic lol.

I absolutely love these kind of games too. 
For me it all started with Neverwinter Nights. Played it a bit too much maybe; I still regularly have flashbacks to that game. 🙂
Right now I'm playing Divinity Original Sin in Split-Screen with the gf on pc. We both control 2 characters. The battles are really fun as you can come up with some awesome tactics and combos together. Can highly recommend playing it with 2. 

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For JRPG fans, the Ni No Kuni animated film is now on Netflix.  The animated Dragon Quest movie will be available there next month.

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