Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Kenny on Tue May 16, 2017 3:49 pm

Cpt(K) wrote:Bloodborne is by far the most difficult game in FromSoftware's "Dark Souls" franchise. It is a PS4 exclusive, locked at 30 frames-- but the fast-paced, quick-thinking combat is to die for (see what I did there . . . okay slap me). :lol:

With The Old Hunters dlc, the already amazing soundtrack has raised the bar quite high in my opinion. I really would like a second game for Bloodborne, although the director apparently doesn't like to develop sequels, I think it'd be a nice addition to the different direction that Bloodborne provided in terms of combat.


My first experience with the Souls series was Dark Souls 2, and that game pretty much made me rage the entire time. I ended up trading it in after not many hours of playing it. Kind of regret that now, since at this point I understand why people love those games so much.

It's interesting to hear that Bloodborne is the most difficult. While I had my difficulties with the game, I found it to be far more accessible than DS2. I think the regain system is a big plus.

While we're talking about Dark Souls, I picked up pre-owned copy of the Prepare to Die edition of the first Dark Souls game on PS3. Thought it'd be good to give the series another shot after loving Bloodborne so much.

Edit: I see what you did there... eventually :lol:
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Cpt(K) on Fri May 19, 2017 3:26 am

Well, come to think of it: Dark Souls 2 is the only one I haven't completed in its entirety (not counting Dark Souls 3 as I'm about to wrap up the second DLC). I mean, I've completed the base game, but haven't tried any of the DLC content. I own Scholar of the First sin on PC and PS4 though, just haven't gotten around to it I guess. I hear its DLC is much harder than the base game, but I'll found out for myself I guess.

I suppose Bloodborne was difficult for me, because I wasn't used to the whole quick-step mechanic which benefits an aggressive play-style with the regain system. I'm usually wanting to back away and slap my hip (blood vials haha), akin to how an Estus flask is used in the other games (e.g. get hit, back far enough away and heal).

A preowned copy of the first game? I hope you can still access the DLC area (Ooacile), I don't remember if that edition included the content with the install or if you have to redeem a code and download it. In any case, if you can pick it up during a Steam sale for like $5 it is worth it! With a few steps the game is mod-friendly, and can enhance your experience. Especially since frame-choking blighttown can be fixed on PC.
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Lean on Tue May 23, 2017 12:12 am

I've just finished Mass Effect: Andromeda. Sure it had its flaws and some of the side quests are pretty much repetitive, I think it's still an OK game.

The story is pretty much following Bioware's story tropes, and the dialogue is cheesy most of the time, but I find the combat to be its strongest point.

The ending suggests that there's a follow-up, but with the criticism it received, I think the IP should be shelved for now.

I think I'll re-play the original Mass Effect trilogy next.
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby el badman on Tue May 23, 2017 8:45 am

Lean wrote:I've just finished Mass Effect: Andromeda. Sure it had its flaws and some of the side quests are pretty much repetitive, I think it's still an OK game.

The story is pretty much following Bioware's story stropes, and the dialogue is cheesy most of the time, but I find the combat to be its strongest point.

The ending suggests that there's a follow-up, but with the criticism it received, I think the IP should be shelved for now.

I think I'll re-play the original Mass Effect trilogy next.

I liked it too. Far from being a perfect game, with a lot of filler quests and annoying back and forth travels, plenty of lame dialogs, and tons of mediocre face animations, but overall it's still a solid game that deserves a chance. Replaying it as the sister right now.

Other than that, about 5-6 hours into Prey, which was very underwhelming at first but quickly becomes pretty addictive after the first couple of hours (annoying stuttering issues though), the same way that the Bioshock games were quickly capturing one's attention. And more than 30 hours into Ghost Recon: Wildands, which also is far from perfect but offers plenty of quality sandbox fun.
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Lean on Tue May 23, 2017 3:02 pm

el badman wrote:I liked it too. Far from being a perfect game, with a lot of filler quests and annoying back and forth travels, plenty of lame dialogs, and tons of mediocre face animations, but overall it's still a solid game that deserves a chance. Replaying it as the sister right now.


I may have the quest Ryder Family Secrets glitched as the quest progress marker says that I still am missing one step for it to get completed, but I'm sure as hell that I got all the memory triggers and the investigation part done.

I also think that the Andromeda Initiative's benefactor is The Ilusive man.

I also don't like SAM being the convenient do-it-all plot device.
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