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Re: What video games have you played lately?

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Re: What video games have you played lately?

Post by rbos86 » 28 Aug 2017 11:31

Currently learning how to play AGe of Empires 3, just to do something different. I know AoE with Roman Expansion, and I loved that one. AoE3 is different but better graphics. Never gave the game a thought until recently.
It's not bad at all.
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Re: What video games have you played lately?

Post by Chrill » 28 Aug 2017 14:43

rbos86 wrote:Currently learning how to play AGe of Empires 3, just to do something different. I know AoE with Roman Expansion, and I loved that one. AoE3 is different but better graphics. Never gave the game a thought until recently.
It's not bad at all.
They did recently announce Age of Empires 4 :)
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Re: What video games have you played lately?

Post by rbos86 » 28 Aug 2017 19:08

Chrill wrote:
rbos86 wrote:Currently learning how to play AGe of Empires 3, just to do something different. I know AoE with Roman Expansion, and I loved that one. AoE3 is different but better graphics. Never gave the game a thought until recently.
It's not bad at all.
They did recently announce Age of Empires 4 :)
http://4k.com/microsoft-announces-age-o ... n-21097-2/
I heard about it also, a day ago maybe, I don't know where.
Thanks for the link. But I need to save some money for a better (newer) computer, so it won't happen for me soon. I'll let you know about the game in a couple of years from now. :) 8)
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Re: What video games have you played lately?

Post by Train<In>Vain » 24 Sep 2017 07:57

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation is on sale on Steam, half price. State-of-the-Art RTS if you have the right hardware.

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Play as the Post Human Coalition or their eternal foes the Substrate and battle for control of the galaxy. Experience maps of unprecedented size and detail with the unparalleled power of the world’s first native 64-bit RTS engine, Nitrous.
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Re: What video games have you played lately?

Post by SkeedR » 24 Sep 2017 12:42

Train<In>Vain wrote:Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation is on sale on Steam, half price. State-of-the-Art RTS if you have the right hardware.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM:
OS: 64-bit Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7
Processor: Quad-core Intel / AMD Processor
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: 2 GB GDDR5 NVidia GeForce 660 / AMD R7 360 or better (GeForce 900+ / Radeon 290+ for Vulkan)
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Storage: 27 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
Additional Notes: 1920x1080 Display Resolution or Higher
The human race has expanded into the galaxy thanks to the wonders of the technological singularity. You have become so powerful that you can manage vast armies across an entire world that provide you with an ever greater galactic empire.

Now, humanity is under assault by a new enemy. Calling themselves the Substrate, they seek to annihilate the human race from existence. You, as an up and coming member of the Post-Human Coalition, must deal with both this new menace as well as renegade humans trying to lay claim to their own worlds.

Play as the Post Human Coalition or their eternal foes the Substrate and battle for control of the galaxy. Experience maps of unprecedented size and detail with the unparalleled power of the world’s first native 64-bit RTS engine, Nitrous.
I still prefer Supreme Commander. That's the best RTS I've played to date still.
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Re: What video games have you played lately?

Post by Drury » 24 Sep 2017 21:27

Speaking of RTS games, Tooth and Tail just came out on Steam, from some streams I've watched it looks really really good. The premise is absolutely fantastic and the gameplay seems really solid and unique to boot.

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Re: What video games have you played lately?

Post by Train<In>Vain » 24 Sep 2017 21:50

SkeedR wrote: I still prefer Supreme Commander. That's the best RTS I've played to date still.
Some relevant info from one of the lead developers of Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
So in essence, this game continues to evolve week by week through sales.

The only question is whether enough people are on board with the long-term vision for this game:

1. 5 different races.
2. Lots of forms of movement (hovering, walking, tracks, crawling)
3. Naval warfare with oceans and seas.
4. Sophisticated intergalactic metagame.
5. More economic options (i.e. different types of economies based on race)
6. More base building options
7. Fortifications (like walls, etc.)
8. More strategic and tactical options (transport units, more specialized units)
9. More start-up configurability (customize your race to decide what units you have)
10. Better mod support so people can use Ashes to do total conversions.

All 10 of those things cost money to do. And they're funded via sales of the base game and DLC.

People should buy games for whatever reasons they want. But when someone says they should just by SupCom or PA or whatever, they should also know that those games will never get another update.
With that in mind, 20 bucks is a pittance of an investment in an RTS which is already pretty awesome and has truly epic potential.
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Re: What video games have you played lately?

Post by SkeedR » 25 Sep 2017 11:25

Train<In>Vain wrote:
SkeedR wrote: I still prefer Supreme Commander. That's the best RTS I've played to date still.
Some relevant info from one of the lead developers of Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
So in essence, this game continues to evolve week by week through sales.

The only question is whether enough people are on board with the long-term vision for this game:

1. 5 different races.
2. Lots of forms of movement (hovering, walking, tracks, crawling)
3. Naval warfare with oceans and seas.
4. Sophisticated intergalactic metagame.
5. More economic options (i.e. different types of economies based on race)
6. More base building options
7. Fortifications (like walls, etc.)
8. More strategic and tactical options (transport units, more specialized units)
9. More start-up configurability (customize your race to decide what units you have)
10. Better mod support so people can use Ashes to do total conversions.

All 10 of those things cost money to do. And they're funded via sales of the base game and DLC.

People should buy games for whatever reasons they want. But when someone says they should just by SupCom or PA or whatever, they should also know that those games will never get another update.
With that in mind, 20 bucks is a pittance of an investment in an RTS which is already pretty awesome and has truly epic potential.
I've already got Ashes, which is why I maintain my stance. Ashes just feels... weird.
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Post by Drury » 29 Sep 2017 22:36

Okay so I managed to beat Tooth and Tail. It wasn't easy.

It's the bees knees, but not for everyone. It's really fast for an RTS, matches/missions are over in under 15 minutes, ranked 1v1 games I've played were in the 3-7 minute range. This is great for me as I tend to get really stressed playing PvP RTS for too long, and besides I'm perfectly used to shorter matches in multiplayer games, but if you're looking for huge glorious battles lasting at least 30 minutes this isn't your game.

One of the great things is that playing with a gamepad doesn't handicap you in any way, which is monumental for RTS. Even more impressive is they actually kept all the nuance, the little micromanagement techniques that Starcraft players use are all there and much less demanding to execute. You can focus fire, kite, pull fodder out in front and artillery in the back, all with a thumbstick and two triggers, and it doesn't feel clunky at all - in fact I much prefer not having to assign any control groups or do awkward box selection to pull these off. Macromanagement has been streamlined as well so there's no need to manually select buildings and queue unit production, it all happens automatically and you just decide between building structures and selling them. Might sound like you'd run into problems with units building when you don't want them to, but you can sell them for full refund instead so no problems there. The overlaying strategy is still present - same old decisions between going eco or aggro, whether to take early expansion or stay on one, between mass Tier 1 or rushing Tier 3. You can turtle, you can rush. Everything as usual.

As for the story campaign, it's dark and great, with some neat twists. The missions themselves are nicely varied, but the difficulty ramps up quickly. It's definitely not the type of game where you storm through every mission on the first try, by the end of the campaign you'll be pretty much used to your first try on a mission being you trying to get a feel of what's being demanded of you, then the next 3 tries will be spent trying out different strategies. Very different, but neat. Short mission length ensures you never feel like you lost much progress when you lose.

It's different from most RTS, yet oddly familiar. I guess a good way to put it would be it's streamlined in an eccentric yet very efficient manner. It controls differently, it's faster and more focused, but still the same old beast. Did they have to sacrifice a lot of what makes RTS games fun to make it work? In my opinion, not at all. However, if you don't care for the gameplay or the competitive aspect of RTS games and just want to build a lot of tanks and roll over the enemy, you're probably better off getting something like, I dunno, Ashes of the Singularity? :wink:
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Post by lobster » 31 Oct 2017 11:40

Recently been playing Transport Fever, Mashinky, Rocket League and Dungeons of Dredmor (I'm currently at level 15 fighting the man himself).
On my Switch I'm still playing Zelda BotW but I've preordered the Switch version of Farm Sim, which I'm very excited about. Still wondering if I should get the new Mario, too.
Mostly I've been playing Animal Crossing New Leaf though, that has even thrown Pokémon Sapphire Ruby out of my 3DS.
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SupCom was great, I'm unsure if it's better than Total Annihilation though. And speaking of new RTS, I'm still having to test that Titans addon/rerelease but what a disappointment was Planetary Annihilation.
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Post by Chrill » 06 Nov 2017 08:54

I recently participated in a playtest at Paradox Interactive's offices here in Stockholm. As a thank you, I got a steam code for Hearts of Iron IV. Anyone play it?

It's incredibly difficult, so I decided to play a minor nation (Sweden!) and side with a major nation (THE NAZIS!!!) in order to get some security. Turning Sweden fascist was rather easy, and after a Swedish civil war we had a fascist dictatorship in Sweden. I conquered Norway easily, and then turned my eyes on Finland at the same time as the Soviet Union did.

Bam, World War II starts. And you know, I'm with the Nazis. So the British invade me. That was painful, and I struggled just to defend my shores. Now, I have driven them out of Sweden but lack the power to launch a counter offensive with what them being an island and all. I fly lots of bombers over southeast England though, so that's neat.

Any tips on how to make it across the channel? I don't understand naval warfare and I pretty much don't understand airborne warfare either. I barely understand troop movements despite the tutorial, so that's a negative...
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Re: What video games have you played lately?

Post by Pyoro » 11 Nov 2017 15:35

I've played basically every PI series except for HoI ^^; But from what I've seen it shouldn't too complex. I mean it's not War in the West -
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I don't even. Look, numbers are happening!

Meanwhile, I've discovered this puzzle game:
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Post by Drury » 12 Nov 2017 03:01

hold on is that a bloody ripoff of The Codex of Alchemical Engineering?

wait it's also by zachtronics nvm
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Just started playing Antichamber. This is one weird game - but certainly fun.
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Post by rbos86 » 05 Feb 2018 18:21

Just begun to play 'Cities: Skylines'. And beginning to get it, liking it already.

Usually 'Medal of Honor: Airborne',
Regularly 'Euro Truck Simulator 2' and 'American Truck Simulator'.
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Re: What video games have you played lately?

Post by Toinis » 11 Feb 2018 12:55

Right now playing "Teen Patti''

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Post by Toinis » 15 Feb 2018 02:10

It was Candy Crush for me. Much interesting that I didn't realize before.

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