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10 hours ago, Squee said:

Something seems off about Doom Eternal to me. I'm enjoying it but there's something about it I can't quite put my finger on it.

Could it be new parkour Mario-style game elements? Or maybe the story line that admittedly has at least two plot holes? Or how combined combat + adrenaline factor is basically on constant overdrive? I notice a lot of Doom fans take it personally when someone gives this game even the slightest critique. But even the best ones aren't without at least minor flaws.
 

8 hours ago, oscillik said:

One of the holograms in the end level made me loooool

"WoUlD sOmEoNe PlEaSe KiLl ThIs IdIoT??"

She thicc tho

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1 minute ago, ambergonk said:

I notice a lot of Doom fans take it personally when someone gives this game even the slightest critique

There are plenty of people saying negative things about both the modern DOOM and DOOM Eternal at Doomworld.

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All I can think right now is — fuck me, I want a modern retelling of Quake I with a similar passionate focus.

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Just now, oscillik said:

There are plenty of people saying negative things about both the modern DOOM and DOOM Eternal at Doomworld.

Maybe I've just been looking in the wrong places then, like YT and Reddit.

I think it's safe to say that the honeymoon phase has passed though.

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40 hours into Assassins Creed Origins. I sort of like this franchise although it definitely has its shortcomings. This is a pretty fun game. The stealth mechanics work great and my favorite parts are infiltrating enemy bases and taking them out silently. There's also quite a bit of grinding which is a bit meh at times but overall it's ok. Also the setting is great. I love going around ancient Egypt and checking out all the places. Not an instant classic by any means but a well made game in a good franchise.

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Nintendo held a surprise Direct Mini yesterday - lots of games coming to Switch, and new AC and Smash info:

 

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I've been on a shopping spree the last couple of days thanks to Steam sales. Bought Rust yesterday, as well as Generation Zero just now.

BTW is it wrong that I'm enjoying Rage 2 more than I did Doom Eternal? Ironic considering the latter was the very reason I bought a new PC.

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Picked up Space Invaders Collection for Switch, the touchscreen controls for Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders is excellent.  Also got Panzer Dragoon Remake, but have only played handheld so far.

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4 hours ago, ambergonk said:


BTW is it wrong that I'm enjoying Rage 2 more than I did Doom eternal?

It’s wrong. 20 self lashings.

 

kidding of course I haven’t played rage 2 yet! But if you enjoyed it more than DE I’m putting it on my play list 😄

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5 hours ago, Hugh Mughnus said:

It’s wrong. 20 self lashings.

 

kidding of course I haven’t played rage 2 yet! But if you enjoyed it more than DE I’m putting it on my play list 😄

Lashings? Do "beatings" in a certain area count? n/m that was in poor taste

Rage 2 is more fun than I expected, even if the story is its weakest point. Game reviews and ratings can sometimes be misleading.

It is somewhat buggy though. I think twice now I've had a highlighted waypoint on the road no longer present, and yesterday I had an audio crash. But these are pretty infrequent glitches.

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Going for the Be Up A Hello modern Tom Jenkinson look

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6 hours ago, ambergonk said:

Lashings? Do "beatings" in a certain area count? n/m that was in poor taste

Rage 2 is more fun than I expected, even if the story is its weakest point. Game reviews and ratings can sometimes be misleading.

It is somewhat buggy though. I think twice now I've had a highlighted waypoint on the road no longer present, and yesterday I had an audio crash. But these are pretty infrequent glitches.

What’s decent about it? I was torn between this and the latest Battlefield, went with the latter and maybe regret my choice .

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I really enjoyed Rage 2, it is definitely much better than the reviews gave it credit for.

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1 hour ago, tec said:

What’s decent about it? I was torn between this and the latest Battlefield, went with the latter and maybe regret my choice .

It's solid gunplay, and the special abilities really push it up a notch.
In fact, looking back on it, you can see how Rage 2 was a bit of a precursor to DOOM Eternal because of the extra keys you gotta press to execute moves (it's similar to the way to you have to use flame for armor, ice for health, and chainsaw for ammo)

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Ok, I'm into Doom Eternal now.

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Played (and finished) Portal 2 for the first time. A smart game. A lot of times, when I finally found a solution for a puzzle, I thought to myself "Alright, thank god I solved it, but I'm sure a lot of people couldn't", which of course isn't true, but it does make you feel a bit special. 

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Finished the main story on AC: Origins. A bit disappointing tbh, I was waiting for something grander for the end. To me the last missions didn't feel much different from all the other quests. Of course there's still loads of side activities in the game, but after finishing the main story I don't know I feel like grinding them. Anyway, it was a nice game that so far has given me 52 hours of gameplay.

Next I think I'll play Tomb Raider from 2013, I got it recently when Steam gave it out for free for a limited time.

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38 minutes ago, Thiefinger said:

Finished the main story on AC: Origins. A bit disappointing tbh, I was waiting for something grander for the end. To me the last missions didn't feel much different from all the other quests. Of course there's still loads of side activities in the game, but after finishing the main story I don't know I feel like grinding them. Anyway, it was a nice game that so far has given me 52 hours of gameplay.

Next I think I'll play Tomb Raider from 2013, I got it recently when Steam gave it out for free for a limited time.

It’s the side activities in Origins that are great. I thought the main story was just fine but the exploration in the side missions is what makes it great. 

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3 minutes ago, Squee said:

It’s the side activities in Origins that are great. I thought the main story was just fine but the exploration in the side missions is what makes it great. 

Yeah. I've done a lot of the side stuff already, because I was sort of saving the main quests so that I wouldn't go through them too fast. It's just the empty feeling when you've sort of already finished the game and just doing other stuff in the open world. I always like to keep the main story active while doing sidequests and activities in open world games so it feels there's this big goal still ahead.

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1 hour ago, Thiefinger said:

Finished the main story on AC: Origins. A bit disappointing tbh, I was waiting for something grander for the end. To me the last missions didn't feel much different from all the other quests. Of course there's still loads of side activities in the game, but after finishing the main story I don't know I feel like grinding them. Anyway, it was a nice game that so far has given me 52 hours of gameplay.

Next I think I'll play Tomb Raider from 2013, I got it recently when Steam gave it out for free for a limited time.

Tomb Raider should give you the high octane adventure you're looking for. The entire reboot trilogy is a lot of fun. 

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On 3/27/2020 at 11:30 AM, Thiefinger said:

40 hours into Assassins Creed Origins. I sort of like this franchise although it definitely has its shortcomings. This is a pretty fun game. The stealth mechanics work great and my favorite parts are infiltrating enemy bases and taking them out silently. There's also quite a bit of grinding which is a bit meh at times but overall it's ok. Also the setting is great. I love going around ancient Egypt and checking out all the places. Not an instant classic by any means but a well made game in a good franchise.

I only played the first two Assassin's Creed games and quit them both because they were too boring, predictable, and grindy. But Origins looked cool because of the setting, and I normally love stealth games. Eventually, I might try this.

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2 hours ago, luke viia said:

Tomb Raider should give you the high octane adventure you're looking for. The entire reboot trilogy is a lot of fun. 

Yeah that game really is fantastic. I've enjoyed all three of the new Tomb Raiders.

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On 3/26/2020 at 3:22 PM, oscillik said:

All I can think right now is — fuck me, I want a modern retelling of Quake I with a similar passionate focus.

amen, I'm enjoying Eternal so far though, the platforming is a little overdone though...

reinstalled spider-man on ps4, not gonna bother with the garbage dlc or side stuff as much this time but will be nice for a replay on the core game.

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Sekiro was too hard, so I switched to Outer Wilds. It's still pretty early in the game, but seems good.

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It sounds like Nintendo's big E3 announcement this year was "remake all the 3D Mario games"

https://gonintendo.com/stories/358246-new-info-surfaces-on-the-rumored-mario-35th-anniversary-re-releas

BTW - if you have a Switch you want to sell, they are going for big money online now

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