What are you playing now?

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by digitalwanderer, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. Davros

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    Middle-earth: Shadow of War can be played for free this weekend on Steam,
     
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  2. Malo

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    Played through Little Nightmares last night, was on sale and on my wish list. Great little adventure with some excellent art design and lighting. Gorgeous and really creepy presentation.
     
  3. Silent_Buddha

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    Tried to play Batman: Arkham Knight because a friend gave it to me a year ago and has been pestering me to play ever since saying how great it is.

    Oh man, is this game a drag. Bleh. Can't do it. Batmobile as a tank with missles? Tanks littering the streets of Arkham City? WTF. I don't like new Batman if this is representative of modern Batman. Give me classic Batman, even the revamped Michael Keaton batman over this crap.

    Other than that, Path of Exile got me hooked a bit again, although I think I'm finally starting to get tired of it again. Really well done game and nice to see how it has progressed since I last played it about 3 years ago.

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  4. RancidLunchmeat

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    Jurassic World Evolution. Just started last night, played for about 3 hours and just opened up the 2nd island. Looks simply gorgeous at 3440x1440, runs nice and smooth at that res and all ultra settings on my 1070. Maybe it'll slow down if I spawn a heck more dino's, but so far no issues.

    Being able to drive the ranger jeeps and go to first person to shoot and take photo's, these are the most beautiful dino models I've ever seen.

    As far as the game play goes, I can tell already that the game is a bit touchy about where you can place buildings because of the terrain and the difficulty level really seems to be most left to the players. You can decide how stupid you get to be by what dino's you choose to create.

    Playing on PC rather than XB1X because I watched a game play vid and really couldn't figure out how this game would be any fun at all trying to use a controller. It's complicated enough with a M&K, honestly.. there's just too many options with a park building sim like this.

    Fun so far, looking forward to the "real" game tonight with storms and chaos and dino's and running and death.
     
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    Remember when I said above that the difficulty level in the game essentially comes down to how dumb you want to be?

    Yes. So, on the second island, which is really the first real level of the game, I thought I had everything sorted out and a great fool-proof plan. So I introduced a bunch of raptors and some other mini-Trex looking guys. I was sure I had it straight, electric fences and high steel fence upgrades, put them in their own spot away from everybody else... yeah. Carnage. Total and complete carnage. Went from a viable park pulling in about 200k per to negative five million in about ten minutes.

    It was horrifically glorious. This game is really fun.

    Of course, part of the problem was that I was trying to extend my monorail system around the park and spent millions building it only to find out that the initial monorail that brings visitors to your park cannot link up with the one you build. They're two different systems, so that wasted lots of time and money building and destroying and rebuilding only for me to finally give up and do a google search and find out that you can't link the two.

    The game could use a bit more in the way of tutorial or help. I'm still not sure what the point of the electric fences are since the Dino's seem to destroy them just as easily as anything else. Maybe they take damage and get hurt while doing it? Not sure.

    Anyway....haven't had this much fun since I played the Astroneer pre-alpha. It's great fun.
     
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    Inspired by the RPG discussion in the Anthem thread, I installed and started replaying Vampire the Masquarade: Bloodlines.

    Diamond in the rough indeed. Released in a horrible state in 2004, its qualities were recognized, but....
    Today it is playable and though it has aged, it still manages to convey atmosphere excellently, and the diversity of the blood lines is reflected in the game play.
    It’s addictive, to me. At least these initial hours. It’s an interesting experience, because you would think that atmosphere specifically would be where modern 3D-technology would really pay dividends.
     
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    I am aware of it but haven’t dared seek it out yet. Thanks for the link. If things move on in an unbugged manner I might apply it for a second tour, playing as one of the more unusual bloodlines. Probably should have applied it from the get go, now I’m afraid to mess up my save file.
     
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    I had to give up on Shadow of War, the grind just got to me and the story couldn't keep me engaged ... moved on to uncharted the lost legacy since I was behind on that game and some Gala Collider for RTS
     
  10. Malo

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    Been playing Raft with my kids, having fun coasting the seas trying to gather resources, craft new things for the raft and fend off sharks. Needs a lot more content yet but a really solid base to the game that's very addictive.
     
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    I don't have access to my PC so I've been playing COD on a friend's xbox. I like to rock the noob tube, C4 and rocket launchers. Most of the people I play against say some very rude things to me.
     
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    I've started playing Stardew Valley again and become addicted again. Hopefully 1.3 or whatever the next patch is called will come out of beta soon
     
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    Tell them to "get good." :p

    Regards,
    SB
     
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  14. suryad

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    Playing Witcher 3 in 4k maxed out just no post processing enabled. Stunning looking game. Installed a texture pack mod for it. Looks very good! Finished the main story. Playing heart of stone. So. Much. Fun!
     
  15. Pressure

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    Anyone playing season 14 in Diablo 3?

    I could use a little boost, just starting again.
     
  16. DSoup

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    I remember the first RAM I every bought in 1987, £90 got me 512k for an Amiga 2000. Back in them days RAM came as individual chips which you needed to plug into a separate board - static precautions absolutely necessary! :runaway:


    Yeah, way too much Batmobile-based missions for my liking. I quit it early.

    Currently playing Gladiabots - purchasable from itch.io now or Early Access from Steam from 9 August. Really good fun - if you like programming bots.
     
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  17. Silent_Buddha

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    Yakuza 0 finally released...and it is glorious...as a game.

    A few niggles. Mouse and keyboard seem mostly fine so far. The big thing is how will it be once QTEs start, which I haven't gotten to yet as I'm just exploring and taking in the atmosphere. Reminds me a lot of the 80's in Tokyo, which isn't surprising as that is where the game is set. They did a masterful job of recreating the feel and mood of the city. Brings back so much nostalgia of so many things (bar row, naughty shops, all the neon, modernity mixed with old stuff, etc.).

    Anyway, back to the controls, the one big niggle is that there is mouse acceleration on the camera controls, which takes a bit of getting used to. [edit] The mouse acceleration is actually quite bad. I think they just mapped the console analog controls to mouse camera movement. It's really annoying.

    Graphical settings are decent but some glaring and almost unforgivable omissions. You can't disable certain things like DOF, which is a sin for a PC game, IMO. There's an in game FPS counter which is great and I wish more games had. 4k runs fine at 60 FPS on a 1070, but I run mine in a 3200x1800 window. I may try the in game SSAA option later to see how it handles that.

    So, far the port seems quite good. KOEI could learn a thing or two from the this (their Dynasty Warrior ports are...not so good :p). Wish I could disable that DOF though, it's such an eye sore.

    Regards,
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    LTTP of Crusader Kings II. So good.
     
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    Great to hear a good impression about the Yakuza game. I will have to pick it up!
     
  20. Silent_Buddha

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    Yeah, my only complaints about the game are the keyboard and mouse controls. You can't rebind the QTE keybinds, for example. A non-issue for controller users, though.

    One thing that is extremely nice compared to the PS4 version, however, is that saving the game is instant rather than taking what feels like a minute on PS4. And that's even with cloud saving which I'm assuming the PS4 is also doing.

    Loving the game.

    Regards,
    SB
     
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