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Post by Chrill » 20 Feb 2018 12:46

So I made a mistake last night. I found a new game. Subnautica.

If this game is unfamiliar to you, the setting is simple: Your large space ship (about 150 people onboard) crash on an unexplored alien water planet. You are the sole survivor (or at least that's what I know so far).

The goal of the game is basically to survive there. Find food and water to maintain health. Find minerals, etc. to build more advanced tools. As you dive deeper down, there are scarier more dangerous animals around. Not to mention more valuable goodies to find.

Yep, a first person survival/builder game basically. So far so good. I stayed up way too late last night.
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Re: What video games have you played lately?

Post by Transportman » 20 Feb 2018 19:13

Chrill wrote:So I made a mistake last night. I found a new game. Subnautica.

If this game is unfamiliar to you, the setting is simple: Your large space ship (about 150 people onboard) crash on an unexplored alien water planet. You are the sole survivor (or at least that's what I know so far).

The goal of the game is basically to survive there. Find food and water to maintain health. Find minerals, etc. to build more advanced tools. As you dive deeper down, there are scarier more dangerous animals around. Not to mention more valuable goodies to find.

Yep, a first person survival/builder game basically. So far so good. I stayed up way too late last night.
I guess the finding water part wasn't that difficult?
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Re: What video games have you played lately?

Post by Chrill » 20 Feb 2018 21:46

You know what I mean :P
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Re: What video games have you played lately?

Post by Drury » 21 Feb 2018 08:55

I've heard good things about Subnautica. The devs are apparently super dedicated, so it's not a trap like other openworld survival games.

I finally got around to playing Fallout 4. This being a Bethesda one, I decided to ignore the main quest and just randomly roam around. Came across some guys who told me to grab a laser musket and help them. I grabbed the gun and left them there. I'm really happy about both of those decisions because the gun hits like a truck and I've heard bad things about the guy (he apparently gets really annoying when you save him).

Exploration is as fun as expected, but what's really keeping me hooked is the weapon modding system. I didn't have high hopes for that, and I'm still not sure if it's objectively that amazing or I'm just stupid, but I can't get enough. My obsession has gotten to a point where I have an excel spreadsheet open as I play and whenever I come across a weapon workbench I spend hours at it, going through all my guns, evaluating what mods to put on to make them work as I want, which parts I'll need to scavenge to craft them, and where I'd have to go to get them. It's like Minecraft except made by Americans for Americans.
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Re: What video games have you played lately?

Post by lobster » 21 Feb 2018 09:12

Chrill wrote:So I made a mistake last night. I found a new game. Subnautica.
Yeah that game is pretty good. I played it a bit during the early access days, saw it got a full release the other day and the likes of Zisteau and others have started playing, too.

Personally I've been playing hours and hours of Breath of the Wild recently, every free nook and cranny in my time is filled with it. At the last beast now, got the Master sword and everything. It's proper fun, the most fun I've had with a Zelda game since Wind Waker and that's perhaps my all time favourite. Been playing some Factorio on and off again with some friends, and to be honest it's really time for a proper session, too.

There's other upcoming stuff I'm very excited for, though.
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Re: What video games have you played lately?

Post by SkeedR » 21 Feb 2018 10:20

I've bought a few new games recently;
Endless Space 2 - 4X Turn Based, it's got a lot of depth that you can get lost in
Life is Fuedal: Forrest Village - Like Banished? But I killed my first child in the first game I tried, didn't go well from there...
TransRoad: USA - It's like, I dunno, it's a truck transportation company simulator, in the US. It would've been good if it weren't restricted in some ways
Also been playing Airport CEO, which I've concluded I prefer to SimAirport, and Startup Company, which has got better now you don't need to, needlessly, click a million times for the first half hour.
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Re: What video games have you played lately?

Post by Redirect Left » 21 Feb 2018 16:36

I'm still chilling out with Counter Strike: Global Offensive. I've now got over 1,500 hours on it, and I'm still silver 1 - the lowest ranked position :P
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Post by Chrill » 22 Feb 2018 06:06

Drury wrote:I've heard good things about Subnautica. The devs are apparently super dedicated, so it's not a trap like other openworld survival games.

I finally got around to playing Fallout 4. This being a Bethesda one, I decided to ignore the main quest and just randomly roam around. Came across some guys who told me to grab a laser musket and help them. I grabbed the gun and left them there. I'm really happy about both of those decisions because the gun hits like a truck and I've heard bad things about the guy (he apparently gets really annoying when you save him).

Exploration is as fun as expected, but what's really keeping me hooked is the weapon modding system. I didn't have high hopes for that, and I'm still not sure if it's objectively that amazing or I'm just stupid, but I can't get enough. My obsession has gotten to a point where I have an excel spreadsheet open as I play and whenever I come across a weapon workbench I spend hours at it, going through all my guns, evaluating what mods to put on to make them work as I want, which parts I'll need to scavenge to craft them, and where I'd have to go to get them. It's like Minecraft except made by Americans for Americans.
I do love Fallout 4. I know I know, I'm supposed to prefer 3 and NV over it, and then the isometric top-down games of the past over those. I still really like Fallout 4. The weapon modding is neat, once you unlock the higher perks you can do some really fun stuff. Change ammunition type, make them automatic or not, and so on.

I do recommend checking out the annoying guy with the laser musket, it takes you forward in the main story. You are able to bypass that by simply finding your way to the relevant characters, but those stories will point you there. Most of all, however, it pushes you toward settlement construction which is something I personally spent my hours on doing. I even downloaded a mod that allows me to build more items than the game is meant to allow (performance issues, but that limit is set way too low!).
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Re: What video games have you played lately?

Post by Badger » 23 Feb 2018 15:34

To be fair, musket guy doesn't get annoying for quite some time.....
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Post by Drury » 24 Feb 2018 09:40

So I went back and saved him with a pipe gun. As a token of gratitude he annexed my home town.

I guess I don't care anymore so he gets away with it this time.

EDIT: Apparently they think they can bribe me with information about Diamond City's whereabouts? Way ahead of em
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Post by WWTBAM » 27 Feb 2018 04:38

I've been enjoying AOE: Definitive Edition.
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Post by rbos86 » 01 Apr 2018 10:05

Carmageddon: Max Damage (the 2016 game, this one is made great again!) on Steam.
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Re: What video games have you played lately?

Post by skyrish19 » 02 Apr 2018 09:47

Monster Hunter: World, which is my very first Monster Hunter game i played, never played the previous ones.

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Post by Chrill » 02 Apr 2018 15:37

Subnautica, Surviving Mars, and Forza Motorsport 7 have all been new additions to my game library.
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Re: What video games have you played lately?

Post by lobster » 24 Jun 2018 16:36

I'm currently re-playing Stardew Valley on my Switch, even though I haven't finished the PC save I've had laying about for some time.
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Post by Chrill » 24 Jun 2018 18:29

I made a mistake. I took the opportunity, during a Steam Sale, to go bonkers with Europa Universalis IV and buy all the expansions I've been missing. That's 6-7 of them. Now I don't understand the game! :shock:
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Re: What video games have you played lately?

Post by Pyoro » 24 Jun 2018 19:36

It really is time they start cleanly with EU5, but I guess it's not happening any time too soon ... ^^

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Re: What video games have you played lately?

Post by oberhümer » 24 Jun 2018 20:32

Chrill wrote:I made a mistake. I took the opportunity, during a Steam Sale, to go bonkers with Europa Universalis IV and buy all the expansions I've been missing. That's 6-7 of them. Now I don't understand the game! :shock:
My experience (with most expansions bought, and no desire for any more) is that the mechanics themselves are mostly not that complex, and not even as connected as they could be, not to mention sometimes conceptually redundant. Just an endless feature pileup, with some pretty obvious DLC filler - not really good game design, but apparently good for the Paradox balance sheet. Though the game's still fun enough, and I got plenty of play time out of it.
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Post by lobster » 15 Nov 2018 15:07

I've aced my Stardew Valley run on my Switch. Since I've bought Dark Souls to replay on that system I've decided to first finish Zelda BotW. On the last 10 shrines now.
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