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i got marvel vs capcom infinite and its way better than the huge amount of negative word of mouth implies

im playing it with my keyboard and i think thats really the way to play fighting games

im not good at hitting directions cleanly on a joystick but with the keyboard you can get that shit on lock easily

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im playing the new star wars game!

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interesting. i always had the same issue with directional input but never thought about playing a fighting game on pc

ive been playing mario xcom a bit it’s pretty cool
i like how the “mario + rpg elements” kind of games simplify the mechanics and focus on gameplay

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playing MVCI with stick and still being awful after years of learning fighters was the last straw and I gave up all traditional fighters cause my brain can’t handle it lol

Pokken is cool cause I don’t feel bogged down by weird controls but lacks the hype

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oh yeah i didnt continue playing the game for very long lolz!

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i’m playing Zelda on the Nintendo Switch

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been playing ragnarok online lolz

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Warfraaaaame

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From: Lyra at 2017-12-05 00:44:55
Warfraaaaame

this but also fallout new vegas

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now i’m playing shadowverse

it’s like hearthstone with tits

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and a f2p model that doesn’t just vacuum all your money immediately don’t forget that

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but you only need one card to play the hearthstone meta

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From: roodi at 2017-12-22 02:22:56
but you only need one card to play the hearthstone meta

my first thought was Dr. Boom

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close but the credit card

so you can buy your Dr. Boom and friends

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they should nerf corridor creeper am i right fellas?

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yah and buff arfus

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From: roodi at 2017-12-22 02:36:54
close but the credit card

so you can buy your Dr. Boom and friends

fuck

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From: Lyra at 2017-12-22 04:26:22

From: roodi at 2017-12-22 02:36:54
close but the credit card

so you can buy your Dr. Boom and friends

fuck

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help i need a game to replace dota 2 in my life

here we go

dota 2 is kinda the best there is at what it does

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yea its the best at being shit XD

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Play battlerite for nonstop team fight action and if you switch the letters it’s Rattlebite

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From: typhy at 2017-12-04 23:59:26
i’m playing Zelda on the Nintendo Switch

playin hella mount n blade today and yesterday

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how does fortnite compare with pubg?

here we go

It’s faster paced and easier to loot and less sniper fights since you can destroy all cover and also build your own to cover approaches. Guns don’t feel as good and just one or two per archetype tho

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Playing Mario world the special zone I got to awesome

back to playing street fighter v again since i bought the season 2 characters on the cheap from the steam sale

and boy i like almost all of the season 2 characters, in contrast to the season 1 characters to the point that i enjoy all but 1 of the s2 characters and enjoy 1 or MAYBE 2 s1 characters

its fun

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playing castlevania HD on ps3 with my bud

nice, ps3 version actually has acceptable drop rates

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I picked up skyrim again cause I just had oral surgery so I wanna be a blob on the couch and not work too hard

if you mostly ignore the quests (unless youre hard up for some direction) and just roam around exploring on your own it’s a nice little fun loop

plus I’ve had the solstheim dlc all this time but never touched it before, turns out it’s p neat. basically they tried to do morrowind again

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update: I am ALL ABOUT Don’t Starve these days

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dont starve was cool but it stresses me out too much

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yeah, i can see that being a thing

on the one hand, like any game once you get its mechanics figured out it’s not so bad and as somebody who’s pretty good at it i enjoy how it never really gets to be completely monotonous or effortless, even in later days you’re always working on SOMEthing. there’s also a ton of content on offer with the reign of giants and shipwrecked expansions, and every character brings their own unique playstyle to the experience plus the worldgen is highly customizable so there’s so much replay value

but i can see how, either if you’re the type of person who gets overwhelmed by to-do lists, or if you haven’t reached the point where the mechanics are second nature to you yet, it could be a stressful experience. the simple mechanics hide a game of really striking complexity, lots of moving parts to consider at any given moment

Don’t Starve Together definitely makes things easier on you by letting you play multiplayer and split up the workload, if you’re at all interested in learning to enjoy what’s on offer

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but like, survival games in general when they’re done right (which is rare, but Don’t Starve definitely nails it imo) deal directly with the experience of living on the edge of mortality and having it in the back of your mind which can be a pretty Real fear and might fuck with your enjoyment for sure. so they’re not for everybody

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Just started playing RE7. Honest surprised it’s as good as it is.

that shit was way too scary for me lol

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i would probably shit myself in the VR version but playing with a friend we just laughed at it

update: I might take a break from don’t starve for a while
I’m breaking my face against adventure mode and it’s reeeeeeeeally frustrating

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The latest game I got was kingdoms and castles but I’m already over it. Maybe if it gets fleshed out a lot more I’ll get back to it.

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i swear when i was a little kid my friend had a game called kingdoms and castles that was basically the same thing except 90s computer game but I cant find anything about it

maybe it was just a really similar name

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It’s a very generic name so yeah that sounds very plausible.

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i believe it might have been this game:

https://www.myabandonware.com/game/castles-13y

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i couldn’t quit fightans and been DBFZing with a keyboard now and it’s going p well but still messing up pressure strings. It’s a very accessible game tho and looking to mod my fighstick into a hit box.

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keyboard is surprisingly nice isnt it

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From: meepches and pentell at 2018-02-04 23:36:57
keyboard is surprisingly nice isnt it

yah wish i’d started on it lolz

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playing hella bloodborne now

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im back to mario galaxy got like 720 moons maybe going for the 100%

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fuck volleyball and jump rope and bouncy races

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im playing EDF 4.1 again. excellent game.

im playing game “CELESTE”, a good game for gamers with excellent music

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From: Jeff “Zeb” Veasey at 2018-02-05 10:01:51
im playing EDF 4.1 again. excellent game.

hell yeah

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From: Tiko at 2018-02-05 09:24:49
im back to mario galaxy got like 720 moons maybe going for the 100%

odyssey is so good holy cwap

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From: Tiko at 2018-02-05 09:24:49
im back to mario galaxy got like 720 moons maybe going for the 100%

Shoot for the mo -gets shot-

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From: typhy at 2018-02-05 10:18:08
im playing game “CELESTE”, a good game for gamers with excellent music

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From: Jeff “Zeb” Veasey at 2018-02-05 10:01:51
im playing EDF 4.1 again. excellent game.

this game is excellent

what class do you play, i go with the big armored dude with the robot suit

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lancers are cool but hard to use and the weapons they get don’t really keep pace with the kinds of missions you’re up against eventually imo

flying ladies 4 lyfe

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the only missions i really had trouble with as the lancer were the couple where you just have to kill 100 dragons or whatever

the single shot artillery cannon guns of their are just so incredibly powerful that any of the bigger monsters are kind of a joke

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i was thinking more of missions where you have to take down transport ships, or towards the end with the dyson sphere stuff, where you have to shoot way up into the skybox

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maybe i just never got good lancer drops tho lol. that’s also a possibility

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just looked up steam screenshots so i could remember what its called, the gallic heavy cannon was my thing with the lancer. its fire rate is like .5/sec but it does so much damage that if you can aim it you can take down transport ships super easy

that and the ability to cancel your dashes into melee attacks into dashes again lets you move around really fast so it just kinda owned all around

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nice yeah i never found that one

hmmmm might have to put some more time in, there

i really enjoyed zipping around in the air and sniping things tho too

edf 4.1 just owns all around

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From: typhy at 2018-02-05 10:18:08
im playing game “CELESTE”, a good game for gamers with excellent music

From: typhy at 2018-02-05 10:18:23
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgDYV_IbPuo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKnwVvXkWq0

Oh wow.

The music convinced me to get this game for gamers with excellent music, thanks typhy

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it’s a great video game too as well as having cool music for good gamers

typhy
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finally i can get a nude Sig mod

is skeleton-t in it

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From: meepches and pentell at 2018-02-06 20:12:48
good news everyone, http://store.steampowered.com/app/546050/Puyo_PuyoTetris/

nice

i already have it on switch but at that price it wouldn’t be a crime to double dip

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now i feel relief that i didnt cave and buy a switch or ps4 just for that

now just start putting gundam games on pc and i’ll be good

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you should get a switch anyway tho

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ah no it’d be a ps4 for the gundams

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ps4 for bloodborne u mean

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oh yeah that too

and i feel like there was one other game but its not enough to make me want one

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i love my two switch games

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ok so one is obviously neo turf masters, whats the other one?

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sonic the hedgehog

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bloodborne is EASILY worth having a ps4 for, by itself even

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From: applebappu at 2018-02-06 23:18:07
bloodborne is EASILY worth having a ps4 for, by itself even

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been playing dragon ball fighter z and rainbow 6 siege pretty regularly

my hands are turning to dust but they are fun video games

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From: meepches and pentell at 2018-02-06 20:12:48
good news everyone, http://store.steampowered.com/app/546050/Puyo_PuyoTetris/

oh wow. i played the arcade game at MAGfest a bunch and found it kinda confusing but i went undefeated just based on the strength of how good i am at the component games.

been playing rocket league again

typhy

From: typhy at 2018-02-11 10:08:21
been playing rocket league again

RL is way too much fun

we should have a game sometime!

(^o^)/

i have it on computer and switch!!

typhy

im not amazing i just started playing again after a long break but i can do stuff like hit the ball into the goal!!!!

typhy

Same my own goal

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Wow!

typhy

From: typhy at 2018-02-15 15:21:28
Wow!

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From: roodi at 2018-02-15 15:17:13
Same my own goal

same but I’ve only played lucioball

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From: typhy at 2018-02-15 12:57:32
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i have it on computer and switch!!

add me and we can play some time then whenever time zones align
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I’m not that super good either but I don’t care about winning tbh

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hell yea caring about winning is for losers

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I picked up The Long Dark on steam sale yesterday and so far it really owns

had my eye on it for quite a while, it’s nice to see an early access game actually finish and be good (apart from the story which they’re releasing in chapters)

it’s also nice to see a survival game that focuses more on survival instead of combat. and the setting is hauntingly gorgeous

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I’ve been playing through Hollow Knight for the fourth time (doing an old nail challenge run) - this game is seriously good and excels in every area. I’d recommend to anyone who loves platformers/metroidvanias

Can’t wait for the upcoming free DLC to drop.

sea of thieves stress test rn
lots of fun

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barbeques, tea kettles, and gobs of axle grease
there comes a time when every man must sail the seas of thieves

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enter the breach is FUcken Sick

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been completely lost in subnautica the past couple days
it owns so hard

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update: still playing subnautica

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got in some good games with yams we won the round

here we go

update: subnautica kinda started to lose me a bit in the endgame, i’m not finding it as compelling once you make the prawn suit and are forced to confront some of your biggest fears up to that point and realize that they’re not actually as dangerous as you thought they were

also the longer i play that one save file, the worse the game’s performance got, to the point that i actually had to jump my settings down one level across the board

so now i’m back on that hollow knight / skyrim kick

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persona 5 (ps3) and gradius 3 (snes)

both really good i recommend both of them highly

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i love splatoon

Been obsessively burning all my free time with Monster Hunter World.

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From: Nergal at 2018-04-02 07:29:57
Been obsessively burning all my free time with Monster Hunter World.

i’m waiting for the PC port so my husband and i can play together (we only have 1 ps4)

so for now it’s a mix of like, daggerfall and minecraft

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Just finished fatal frame tonight. I’ve only been between 10 pm and 2 am, and I really think it helps the experience.

Although that being said playing alone in a dark room really isn’t too different from what I do with any other game…

Now play crimson butterfly

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I’ve been into duskers lately
it’s really awesome. picture a cross between Hacknet and XCOM set in a dead version of the Alien universe

you pilot drones using a text interface and rudimentary blotchy video feeds and schematics, docking with derelict ships looking for scrap and trying to find out why everyone else is dead

and you’re not alone

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trailer

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I’ve been playing Master of Magic a lot recently, it’s an old DOS game that’s basically a Civilizationt type game but with wizards, so you’re learning and casting spells to buff your units, summon creatures, deal damage and other effects in battle, cast spells on a city to benefit (or curse) it and it’s inhabitants, and bigass overland enchantments that affect every player in the game.

It’s got some insane replayability with all the different builds you can make.

woah, i’m pretty sure i’ve played that

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been playing Endless Space 2 again
very relaxing 4X game
i love how the different factions have such different gameplay. my favorite are the tree people who root up the galaxy and take over systems via ‘pacifism’

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i just started playing this game called “minion masters”

i’m told that it’s “like clash royale” but it’s for PC instead i guess

for $5 it’s been fun enough i guess

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From: applebaps at 2018-05-04 16:54:49
woah, i’m pretty sure i’ve played that

I think it’s on GOG for a few bucks but you can also find it on many abandonware sites, I nabbed it from here (it comes with it’s own DOSbox setup so it’s pretty simple to get running)
https://gamesnostalgia.com/en/game/master-of-magic

From: Tiko at 2018-05-05 05:45:40
been playing Endless Space 2 again
very relaxing 4X game
i love how the different factions have such different gameplay. my favorite are the tree people who root up the galaxy and take over systems via ‘pacifism’

love 4x

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From: iforgotnmyname at 2018-05-05 10:27:33

From: applebaps at 2018-05-04 16:54:49
woah, i’m pretty sure i’ve played that

I think it’s on GOG for a few bucks but you can also find it on many abandonware sites, I nabbed it from here (it comes with it’s own DOSbox setup so it’s pretty simple to get running)
https://gamesnostalgia.com/en/game/master-of-magic

yeah i picked it up on GOG. i like that it runs on linux as well! didn’t expect that for a dos-era game

i found it kind of confusing until i read the manual and turned the difficulty up to normal so i could turn off the grand vizier (which wasn’t building anything i wanted it to) and make a custom wizard (which is super awesome)

my favorite 4X game is galactic civilizations 2, which lets you build custom races as well as build custom spaceships from component parts based on what you’ve researched and unlocked. so anything customizable is great

i’m having difficulty with taking over lairs, like, at all. i think i need a much larger military to really pull it off

super fun though and i’m digging the soundtrack

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From: Lyra at 2018-05-05 05:58:01
i just started playing this game called “minion masters”

i’m told that it’s “like clash royale” but it’s for PC instead i guess

for $5 it’s been fun enough i guess

you were kicking ass at it last night, really fun to watch

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From: applebaps at 2018-05-05 17:39:05
i’m having difficulty with taking over lairs, like, at all. i think i need a much larger military to really pull it off

super fun though and i’m digging the soundtrack

yeah clearing lairs/nodes was my biggest struggle with learning the game, it doens’t help that the scout report only gives you a name - is it one pack of war bears or 6? is it 2 ghouls or 8 ghouls with a freaking demon that’s harder than all of them combined? I’d recommend saving and going in anyway to scope out what’s actually in there and reloading after

early on you can probably take lairs containing 2-3 war bears/2-4 skeletons+ghouls/1-2 sprites (not at nature nodes though, they’re buffed and scary there)/1-2 guardian spirits/ x amount of phantom warriors (if you bring some ranged firepower) without too much difficulty - just bring 3-4 units and buff them with whatever you’ve got

Corruption of Champions

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tugs at collar and looks around wh-whats that one about?

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its about fucking furries

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in case you didn’t know

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From: typhy at 2018-05-07 02:18:44
its about fucking furries

that’s all I need to hear

back into Path of Exile again, new league launched the other day and it’s been pretty sweet so far

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From: typhy at 2018-02-05 10:18:08
im playing game “CELESTE”, a good game for gamers with excellent music

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From: TJ “Henry” Yoshi at 2018-02-06 20:17:39
finally i can get a nude Sig mod

guess we’re swapping

stardew multiplayer is pretty fun

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チッコ hows your website going

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From: roodi at 2018-02-05 17:27:30

From: typhy at 2018-02-05 10:18:08
im playing game “CELESTE”, a good game for gamers with excellent music

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the chosen times, we bear witness

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i got warhammer vermintide 2 and its cool i can be a crazy cat lady wizard except instead of obsessed with cats shes obsessed with fire

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currently playing with my thumbs as a fan in my laptop is failing and making horrendous noise and needs to be dealt with

just working up the nerve to pull it all apart in order to get to it, so paranoid about breaking something

ive been experimenting with minecraft mods

played thaumcraft for quite a while then got a bit soured on it

now ive been learning botania

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mini reviews:

thaumcraft 5 is a great mod that’s closer to a total conversion than a simple addition. it centers largely around “aspects” which it assigns like elemental properties to nearly every item, block, and mob. it also leans heavily on an “aura” mechanic where chunks have aspected energy that flows around from place to place and powers a lot of your magic and mechanisms.

because it’s so involved, with an in depth research game to unlock more magical theory, 3 new kinds of crafting, not to mention the essentia management, it has a tendency to be an end in and of itself which still necessitates some vanilla actions to get started but later replaces them entirely with mod-specific tasks and objectives

botania, in sharp contrast to this, is a flexible and minimalist tech mod masquerading as a magic mod. it revolves around generating “mana” (power resource) and crafting using naturally spawning flowers and materials converted from wood and stone. it eschews pipes and wires in favor of directly linking machines together with a wand to fire mana “bursts” through the air

even though it has 2 new crafting methods (runic altars and the petal apothecary), and unlike Thaumcraft, all botania-specific actions are conducted in world rather than through guis, which is a nice immersive touch

furthermore, if botania gets to a point where it replaces vanilla actions, i havent hit it yet. it seeks to add a bunch of cool toys to your toy box rather than replacing them. a lot of the fun is had through using botania items to augment automation you could already do with redstone, but really kick it up a notch

it also adds quite a lot of really nice looking decorative blocks

as such, players looking for a more directed experience would probably enjoy thaumcraft, whereas redstone wizards and those looking to build beautiful buildings will probably prefer botania

it’s worth noting that both mods are riddled with typos and grammatical errors. botania also loves anime references. it’s really put of place

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if youre going to pick up either mod, i recommend acquiring them directly from their respective sites and setting up forge for them, rather than using a mod pack. packs often contain other random things and the mod versions are usually outdated

in particular, Simply Magic (which tries to be an intro to all major magic mods) is 2 versions behind on Thaumcraft and idk how many on Botania

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From: imgay at 2018-06-04 14:25:04
チッコ hows your website going

not bad. i finally added a big new feature (PMs, not done yet but mostly working)
i feel like we had more organic posting in the public zones that kind of died off recently but i still have hopes

From: meepches and pentell at 2018-06-05 02:06:07
i got warhammer vermintide 2 and its cool i can be a crazy cat lady wizard except instead of obsessed with cats shes obsessed with fire

i played this for a bit, its fun with friends. i also played the fire woman and blasted dudes with my laser staff.
ultimately the lack of real MMO-like mechanics kind of bothered me. it’s more like left 4 dead or something i guess (never played l4d) but i would like something like more PSO. i want healing and stuff

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vermintide 2 is ok

i personally dont much care for the feel of the weapons, and i encountered enough gamebreaking bugs on release that i felt burned by the purchase and stopped playing

maybe eventually itll be better with patches

also needs more content, and ai manager tweaks to make it feel less samey

but nothing else is really scratching the l4d itch so it’s a good effort

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The new humble monthly seems pretty good. HOI4 and Blackwake. I paused last months because destiny 2 seemed awful.

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ah see I bought it expecting something more like killing floor, so it’s been pretty alright for me

so far, at least

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kf2 nails the gamefeel aspect imo

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kf2 is great, one of my favs

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Im playing dying light bc the second one looked cool at e3 and it was on sale. Its ok. I like the parkour aspect and the zombies are kinda fun. The inventory and level up system kinda blows tho.

i cant remember my login on for this pc

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was watching the #1 us player for mario tennis and spied this matchup for championship point

as an aside i am playing this game

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i won btw

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bowser jr. is horse shit

waluigi seems v. strong

idk how to rank anyone else

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jr >>>>>> waluigi/chomp >>> the rest

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the good character > a cast of garbage

kinopio taicho can barely keep up the fuck makes you think rosa or bowju or waruigi can compete w her

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/277200146?t=03h09m51s heres the game in case anyone was curious

real anime shit i fought my way back from 0-40 championship point and took it the next game

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watching how you handled someone that can reliably trick shot is what let me win my first tournament actually

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^___^

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just watched it, nice work typhy show those streamers who’s boss

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so far im using trick shots mostly to cover my ass when i fuck up
it seems like the intended strategy to use on people using trick shots to cover zone shots is to try to break their racket

i havent broken anyones racket since release lol
i beat beat bad players too fast and good players always either do a successful block or let the ball go past them if they don’t have enough meter

typhy

lately ive been looking for a chill space game but i got cogmind instead and its very unchill but its fun
the text graphics are beautiful and the UI & controls are really good for a roguelike

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of course i enabled text mode immediately, fuck tiles

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infinifactory is the chill space game

interesting, might check it out. i was considering elite dangerous but idk

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i got nioh and im a samurai dark souls

i chose the spear and tonfas as my starting weapons and i gotta say i like the tonfas way better than the spear

only beat the first real level and the bonus level attached to it so far though

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i like spears but i played like, every dark souls with halberd so i just went with sword this time around

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From: Tiko at 2018-06-25 06:04:02
lately ive been looking for a chill space game but i got cogmind instead and its very unchill but its fun
the text graphics are beautiful and the UI & controls are really good for a roguelike

i like elite dangerous when i wanna chill in space.

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From: Tiko at 2018-06-25 06:04:02
lately ive been looking for a chill space game but i got cogmind instead and its very unchill but its fun
the text graphics are beautiful and the UI & controls are really good for a roguelike

oh that’s been on my radar for a while now

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From: imgay at 2018-06-25 06:22:13
infinifactory is the chill space game

this too I want it

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I’ve been ALL ABOUT Endless Legend lately
it’s so good
even tops MoM in a few ways which I didn’t think any 4X really could

Edited by applebaps at 2018-06-25 20:49:402018-06-25 20:49
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From: Tiko at 2018-06-25 06:08:07
of course i enabled text mode immediately, fuck tiles

my man

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delete your life if you aren’t playing OCTO expansion

big challenge

big design

From: applebaps at 2018-06-25 20:48:42

From: imgay at 2018-06-25 06:22:13
infinifactory is the chill space game

this too I want it

steam gifting is very het

FTL is also a great space game. I have a copy I can give to someone if they wanna play it.

Big Spud

From: applebaps at 2018-06-25 20:49:23
I’ve been ALL ABOUT Endless Legend lately
it’s so good
even tops MoM in a few ways which I didn’t think any 4X really could

ive been playing a shitload of endless space 2 lately. never played endless legends but i bet it owns

bird on skateboard

yea

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From: applebaps at 2018-06-25 20:48:28

From: Tiko at 2018-06-25 06:04:02
lately ive been looking for a chill space game but i got cogmind instead and its very unchill but its fun
the text graphics are beautiful and the UI & controls are really good for a roguelike

oh that’s been on my radar for a while now

update: i got it and it’s pretty awesome

armored core roguelike, basically. in an older school sense of the word than i’m used to lately
lots of tactical decision-making on the fly and managing limited resources. i’m into it

it’s like somebody saw the cooler bit of IVAN where you can swap out body parts and they all get damaged individually, and went “hey this should be the whole game”

Edited by applebaps at 2018-07-07 23:02:492018-07-07 23:02
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im still playing vermintide 2

friendship ended with sienna, now kruber is my best friend

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Just started another game of Epic Battle Fantasy 4, as EPF5 is coming closer to release.

I love this series - it’s like a love letter to JRPGs that has a far more in depth and satisfying battle system than most actual JRPGs do. There’s a lot of ways you can approach battles and on the hardest difficulty you really have to have a plan or you’re gonna die.

EBF3 is free on steam, and while there’s a paid version fo EBF4 on steam with extra stuff you can still find the free flash version around. Would recommend checking it out to any JRPG fans.

hooked on Dead Cells the past few days now that it’s officially released

it’s a rougelite metroidvania, more or less, with tight as hell combat and a good variety of weapons/power/skills that also interact well with each other - you can pick from a lot of different playstyles/builds to work with

haven’t beaten the final boss yet, bastard is very unforgiving with his attacks bu so far the game has been a blast

From: iforgotnmyname at 2018-08-10 22:43:32
hooked on Dead Cells the past few days now that it’s officially released

it’s a rougelite metroidvania, more or less, with tight as hell combat and a good variety of weapons/power/skills that also interact well with each other - you can pick from a lot of different playstyles/builds to work with

haven’t beaten the final boss yet, bastard is very unforgiving with his attacks bu so far the game has been a blast

yeah dead cells owns a lot i’ve got that myself

dum thirsty hors

MONSUTAA HANTAA WAARUDO tho

dum thirsty hors

jumped back in for another round of Hollow Knight, now that some new content is released. It’s on sale too, if for some reason you don’t already own this wonderful, awesome little game. If you enjoy metroidvanias, like at all, you owe it to yourself to play it.

yeah hollow knight is really really good

dum thirsty hors
Big Spud

monster hunter generations ultimate

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Picked up Salt and Sanctuary, in short it’s a Dark Souls-ish 2D metroidvania-ish game. It’s been pretty fun, if challenging to begin with, but now I’ve hit my stride and I’m tearing things apart as a Heavy Armour Knight with a bigass Scythe and all is good.

Wish the soundtrack was better tho, it feels quite empty most of the time.

i like s&s quite a bit
it needs work in a few key areas (like the music, which you mentioned) but it filled a void for me when it came out. it’s a p good game

dum thirsty hors

getting into brood war again
been watching lots of pro SC and it inspired me
working my way thru the campaign rn
it’s trippy playing the remastered version

bird on skateboard

how much apm can a bird achieve

dum thirsty hors

looks like I’m about 70-80 apm and like 120 in big fights
so pretty terrible
multitasking is rly hard

i rekt my friend with this cheese build though it was a lot of fun

bird on skateboard

man, that takes me back
and yeah i’ve never been much good at RTSes in a human competitive sense
i always played them for the campaigns

dum thirsty hors

a friend of mine bought me tekken 7 so when i get some free time im going to try and learn that

theres like no resources online now that arent youtube videos or forum posts for fighting games anymore

what happened to wikis

those were the days

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You don’t get ad revenue and patreon bucks for editing a free wiki

stunt failed

I dunno, some wikis are overrun with ads and shitty owners trying to squeeze as much money out of the content as they can

that may be true, but the people that contribute the content usually don’t see any of that

stunt failed

From: applebaps at 2018-10-17 16:13:41
man, that takes me back
and yeah i’ve never been much good at RTSes in a human competitive sense
i always played them for the campaigns

I always just played custom maps (UMS in Starcraft)
I never even played the campaigns properly
but I’m finally doing that for the first time and it’s a ton of fun
almost done with the Zerg campaign in vanilla SC

also fuck wikia, it’s such a cash grab

bird on skateboard

From: Tiko at 2018-10-18 11:43:32

From: applebaps at 2018-10-17 16:13:41
man, that takes me back
and yeah i’ve never been much good at RTSes in a human competitive sense
i always played them for the campaigns

I always just played custom maps (UMS in Starcraft)
I never even played the campaigns properly
but I’m finally doing that for the first time and it’s a ton of fun
almost done with the Zerg campaign in vanilla SC

also fuck wikia, it’s such a cash grab

yea to all of this

dum thirsty hors

just picked up Torchlight 2, I had a lot of fun playing Fate ages ago so it’s good to continue on with the same sort of formula only better and refined (I’m loving the Pet shopping list addition)

rolled an Outlander, currently using Shotguns with Rapid Fire as my main skill. I picked Hard mode and it’s been a challenge but not too overwhelming so far.

i’ve been picking up The Long Dark again recently
the Vigilant Flame update overhauled the cooking mechanics, and as much as i love the direction it’s taking the game, the initial launch of the overhaul had some weird bugs and issues
they’ve hotfixed a lot of it so i’m back on my shit

i mostly like to play on Interloper difficulty but this weekend i started working on actually completing some of the challenges, since i haven’t done any of those yet
almost done with Nomad, gonna finish it up tonight after work

update: i did it!

Edited by applebaps at 2018-10-25 19:29:192018-10-25 19:29
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i just discovered The Dark Mod http://www.thedarkmod.com/main/

it’s a fan-made rebuilding of the classic Thief engine, with heavy support for fan missions and mods. basically Thief without the Thief branding. i downloaded the client and a few missions to test it out so tonight that’s what i’m all about

i also grabbed the Sneaky Upgrade fan patch collection for thief 3 (deadly shadows), which makes the game WAY better in a variety of ways https://www.moddb.com/mods/thief-3-sneaky-upgrade

i actually liked thief 3 when it came out regardless, but i can’t deny the sneaky upgrade makes it a much much better game, on par with 1 and 2 without question. so once i’ve messed around in dark mod for a bit, i’ll probably start replaying thief 3 again

inevitably though i know this will all end with me just replaying thief 2 lmao >_>

Edited by applebaps at 2018-10-25 19:33:072018-10-25 19:33
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Tetris Effect (2018) is the greatest game of all time

Been playing Deltarune, Toby Fox’s latest game (demo). If you liked Undertale and somehow haven’t heard of it - go check it out now.

red dead redemption 2

it’s a good game but the control is really sloppy

world of warcraft

been playing:
bad north
pokeman
dungeon of the endless

bird on skateboard

also i think i finally got system shock 2 multiplayer working… maybe…

bird on skateboard

MTG Arena owns. If anyone wants to battle lets do it.

Big Spud

just started on Epic Battle Fantasy 5 which was just released this morning.

so far it’s a big improvement on EBF4 (which was already great and I’ve said as mich earlier in this thread), lots of new status effects and mechanics and things added which I just know is gonna add another whole layer of complexity and strategy which is exactly what I love about this series so damn much. Music so far is great too.

oh, and I’ve also got a spare 20% off steam voucher as well so if there’s any RPG fans who want to give it a shot let me know and I’ll be glad to hook you up =)

does it still look like early 2000s newgrounds anime

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yes, but more refined? I dunno, it’s the same cutesy style it’s always been

epic battle fantasy owns

have fun :) I’d get it but I’m trying to save for a switch and pokeman

Hollow knight is the dark souls of metroidvanias and I say this without a trace of irony

finally got around to playing Celeste, and I’m glad I did. It’s been really good so far, and I love the first chapter’s tune. Despite it being maddeningly frustrating at times I did enjoy playing Jumper along with LUE back in the day, and An Untitled Story kicks ass so I have high hopes for this game.

Update: So right now I’m stuck on Chapter 7’s B-Side, right at the final stretch. Fuck the devs so god damn much for introducing a new mechanic right there, I cannot for the life of me get the timing right on this dash wall jump thing, and I gotta do it twice in a row perfectly.

I dread the rest of this level and what’s to come in the final post-game chapter, my fingers are killing me >_<

Edited by iforgotnmyname at 2019-01-08 09:18:392019-01-08 09:18

playing Castlevania:SoTN on my PSP

currently grinding a second Heaven’s sword from the one secret room in the Clock Tower

I don’t need a second really, but I want it. Apparently using two at once is pretty awesome and I’ve never tried it before

edit: fuck it just gamesharked a second one in I have no time for that shit anymore >_>

Edited by iforgotnmyname at 2019-01-28 02:54:522019-01-28 02:54

going through the Spyro trilogy now (I know they just made a remake but it’s not out on steam yet iirc)

I’ve 100%’d 1, and just moved on to 2. Think 2 would be my favourite of them all, can’t even really say why.

all about civ 6 on the switch these days

dum thirsty hors

Playing Re7

game on gamer

Mario kart 8

blep

From: Lyra at 2019-02-04 06:32:10
Playing Re7

watching him play re7, backseat driving

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From: applebaps at 2019-02-03 17:05:55
all about civ 6 on the switch these days

From: Lyra at 2019-02-04 06:32:10
Playing Re7

From: roodi at 2019-02-04 19:14:26
Mario kart 8

final fantasy 9

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hollow knight secret area

<spoiler>

did the super meat boy palace, still need to do the last colosseum fight and the DLC boss

</spoiler>

picked up MHW again, beat pink rath and bazelguese, fighting nergigante

still carrying on with the OG Spyro trilogy, just started 3 tonight

what I wish I was playing though is the new Hollow Knight game Team Cherry just dropped a trailer for.

I am SO fucking hyped for that it looks awesome

started Legend of Mana last night - it’s freaking beautiful, some nice spritework and kickass music too

started with Daggers but found a 2HSword that way overshadowed them in terms of damage so now I’m just slaughtering the hell out of everything with that instead

had a peek at a crafting FAQ and holy moly there’s a fuckton of complex mechanics that are literally not explained or alluded by the game at all o_o

i’ve been HELLA into zachtronics games lately (shenzhen i/o, infinifactory, tis-100, opus magnum)

really love the stiff challenge

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borderlands 2 with mah lil brother I’m being melee zero and he’s being elemental Maya, the exact opposite of what we normally do

From: Alan 00X at 2019-02-19 09:58:44
I just got star fox 64. my 3ds is damaged and I have a blind spot. it’s a strange challenge to not have full view of the radar and the upper left portion of the screen

that’s a good one

From: applebaps at 2019-02-18 21:36:14
i’ve been HELLA into zachtronics games lately (shenzhen i/o, infinifactory, tis-100, opus magnum)

really love the stiff challenge

what is zachtronic?

zachtronics is a company (originally one guy named Zach but it’s a decent size now and Zach himself doesn’t run the business side of it) that makes puzzle games

http://www.zachtronics.com/

generally they’re games that involve using a set of intermediate tools or machines or code, to make things from component parts, or break them down and put them back together differently, or something

they’re also called esoteric programming games

two of them (tis-100 and shenzen i/o) literally have their own made up assembly language that the game revolves around

opus magnum is about alchemy, bonding alchemical marbles together into patterns using rotational arms

spacechem is like that too but with grabbers on a track and you’re making chemicals

exapunks is about programming viruses

infinifactory has you welding blocks together and moving stuff around on conveyors

Edited by applebaps at 2019-02-22 21:57:592019-02-22 21:57
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they also made Infiniminer, which was the main inspiration for minecraft

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jumped back into NetHack, it’s been years since I played but after a few false starts I’ve got back into the swing of it and got a decent run going

Lawful Dwarven Valk currently sitting at the cleared out Sokoban Zoo. So far I have achieved: Excalibur, 5 AC of protection, 3x BoH, Blessed Luck and Touchstones, maxed luck, co-aligned minetown altar, a dozen bottles of holy water and have two max-level Housecats (named Trix and Trax, one of which was my starter even) accompanying me.

So far, so good. Having said that, I’m expecting a YASD any moment now. My worst mistake so far is quaffing a blessed !oGA while wearing a ring of sustain ability. Derp. I expect to be making more idiotic mistakes shortly.

EDIT: aaaand I got murdered by a Wand of Death by some asshole Sargeant in Fort Ludios, fuck. Everything was going so well.

it also sucked because there was an altar + priest on the same level as the portal. I was getting hard thinking about all the AC I’d get from protection money + BUCing all that armour

Edited by iforgotnmyname at 2019-03-17 01:02:082019-03-17 01:02

yeah that sounds about right lol

dum thirsty hors

lol nice
i’ve played nethack on and off since i was like 10 and never beaten it

bird on skateboard

i had a dream i bought a switch.

i wanna play octopath traveler

Big Spud

i’ve beaten nethack precisely once in 20+ years of playing it, with a lawful human valkyrie

basically just everything went right for once, it was a once in a lifetime run where things just lined up perfectly every step of the way

dum thirsty hors

nice

I’ve beaten it only a handful of times, a Valk or two, a Wizard or two and I think a Samurai? I can’t recall, but it’s not a lot, and every time I either had lots of wishes/good luck/abused polypiling to a massive degree

not to mention I did read literally all the spoilers out there and several guides which helped immensely as well

yeah I gave up on playing unspoiled after about 10 years and it helped a lot lmao

dum thirsty hors

been playing Baba Is You, it owns
makes you feel both dumb and smart

bird on skateboard

what’s that one

dum thirsty hors

it’s kind of like sokoban but you push around blocks that change the rules of the game
so like baba is the main character and you 3 blocks that are baba, is, you next to each other which means you control baba. but (depending on the level) you can change it to ‘wall is you’ instead and now you’re controlling the walls. there’s all kinds of properties you can mess with and the puzzles are very mind-bending
also there’s a reverse time button so if you push a block into a wall accidentally you can just undo it ez
it’s hard to explain but the trailer does a good job. i’m not a huge fan of sokoban style games but this one is different

bird on skateboard

woah what the heck, that sounds cool

dum thirsty hors

From: Tiko at 2019-03-20 19:25:30
baba is the main character and you 3 blocks that are baba, is, you next to each other which means you control baba.

you alway bab babacum

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From: applebaps at 2019-03-20 20:29:39
woah what the heck, that sounds cool

oh, it’s not a video game but on the forums here some friends and i have been playing vampire the masquerade. i’m storytelling, it’s a blast

dum thirsty hors

hooray I did it
ascension.jpg

oh shit! daaaaamn

dum thirsty hors

thanks =), despite being as super-prepared and buffed up as I was there, you can still lose runs at the last moment so it’s always a nerve-wracker

yeah the astral plane can really catch you out

dum thirsty hors

nice! good job

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started playing horizon zero dawn

it’s so goddamn good, i’m pissed that i didn’t try it sooner

whass that smelllll

im playing octopath

Big Spud

been really into DJMAX Respect lately, on PS4

i put like a thousand hours into DJMAX Emotional Sense on PC back in the day and at least dabbled in Portable 1, Portable 2, and Black Square, though some of the magic was lost for me when Emotional Sense shut down

Respect is amazing. it’s kind of an anthology game, with every single Portable 1 & 2 track (which is basically most of Emotional Sense’s original track list) plus 40 more new ones. you can get clazziquai, portable 3, black square, trilogy, technika 1, 2, and 3 as DLC but like, if you want to get everything it’s expensive as hell just fyi

they also make a really really cool but suuuuuuuper expensive controller for Respect, with the trademark two turntables and something like 12 buttons. but it’s like over three hundred bucks so that’s probably not happening for me any time soon lol. in any case the game is very playable and fun on a regular controller, and people play it at the very highest level that way. (see:

)

the game has some really fantastic music. the new tracks for Respect are far and away some of the best in the series and that’s coming from someone with HEAVY nostalgia for the old classic stuff lol.

here’s a few samples

tok! tok! tok! (technically from tapsonic top, neowiz’s mobile rhythm game)

bullet, wanted!

killer bee

lift you up

people basically only post themselves playing it on the highest difficulties but the game is extremely accessible, way more than its closest equivalent, Beatmania IIDX. the game scales all the way down to 4 button mode and all the way up to 8 button, then two more hidden modes above that, 10 and 12 button. though the note charts are set up in a way that respects the PS4 controller’s limitations. for instance, you’ll never be asked to press left and right at the same time

here’s a 4B song, “let’s go baby”. this is one from the original game, though here it’s credited as being from Portable 1. also showcased here is DJMAX’s obsession with lesbians. seriously like every other song’s video is about gay girls lol it’s great

“let’s go baby” on 4B normal is a 2-star song. stars go from 1 to 15, with generally pretty big jumps in difficulty at 6 and 11 stars. any song can be played on any button mode, and usually there will be at least two difficulties available within that mode. so like, let’s go baby can be played on normal or hard in 4B, normal or hard in 5B, 6B, etc. sometimes there’s also a “Maximum” difficulty of a particular chart, sometimes there’s ONLY a “normal”, it varies. but there’s a looooooooooot of songs and difficulties and button modes. anyone can start getting into it somewhere

oh! and that reminds me. a lot of the older videos were in like, 240p resolution lmao. that’s how old Emotional Sense (the original game) is. so they went through and painstakingly redrew literally every old video

also distinct from IIDX is a “freestyle combo system” where basically you’re allowed to hit buttons that aren’t coming in as notes, and it doesn’t break your combo. the timing window is also fairly generous in that you can hit stuff wide to either side on the note’s proper timing and it won’t technically break your combo. however, it does sharply curtail your score unless you hit the notes dead on. so you can generally jump in really easily but there’s lots of room to get really really good

fuckin game owns. like, it’s just really good

Edited by The Applebaps of Video Games at 2019-04-29 21:44:212019-04-29 21:44
whass that smelllll

one of the other distinctive things about DJMAX as a series is the unlockable gear/notes. fulfilling certain requirements gives you access to a good selection of different “gears” (the playing field on which the notes come in, including the score and life display, etc) and the notes themselves, which can be anything from straightforward bars to stuff like cats and eggs if you wanna get weird with it

you can also freely set the speed at which notes come in at you, even adjust it on the fly during gameplay. there’s a “Fever” mechanic that’s basically just a straight up multiplier to your score that’s kinda like star power except without the healing. triggering it repeatedly steps up the multiplier through 2x, 3x, 4x, then 5x, and doing it again before it runs out at that level just renews the 5x multiplier. you can turn this off entirely or set it to automatically go on its own if you want. you can also set various “faders” and “chaos” settings to fuck with yourself to make the game way harder, like having notes disappear partway down the field, or only appear when they’re close to the line, or making it so the speed of the track increases endlessly as it goes

also if you’re coming from more modern rhythm games, stuff based on instruments like guitar hero or rock band, you should know that DJMAX is of the old school. there’s not a backing track that stops or starts based on whether you hit the notes. it’s more that the notes themselves PLAY the track, or parts of it. and your timing determines whether the song sounds like crap or not. it’ll definitely beat a good sense of spot-on rhythm into you quickly lol. also there’s no quick healing mechanic like star power, here. every missed note (“break”) will cost you huge chunks of your life, and you only get that life back by playing many many notes with good timing. no shortcuts, play the song or fail out

Edited by The Applebaps of Video Games at 2019-04-29 21:28:242019-04-29 21:28
whass that smelllll

im gaming on a smw romhack called jump/12

trapped in the zohar

playing dark souls remastered blind

bird on skateboard

i hope u have a good surround sound setup lul

took me a sec XD

bird on skateboard

From: TJ “Henry” Yoshi at 2019-05-13 20:54:36
i hope u have a good surround sound setup lul

lol

whass that smelllll

i’m really enjoying playing Rust at the moment

From: The Applebaps of Video Games at 2019-05-13 21:51:36

From: TJ “Henry” Yoshi at 2019-05-13 20:54:36
i hope u have a good surround sound setup lul

lol

game on gamer

on mobile:
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
Girls Frontline
on PS4:
Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age
God of War
Disgaea 5
on Switch:
Final Fantasy VIII
Undertale
on PC:
Fallout New Vegas modded
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky FC
Katana ZERO
Thimbleweed Park

i’m not going to finish any of them am i
i’ll probably sooner die

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forgot Dragon Quest XI and now Caravan Stories
edit: Caravan Stories is garbage and I uninstalled twenty minutes later

Edited by Figuring Control at 2019-09-15 08:59:402019-09-15 08:59
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Pokémon Gold Version, slowly but surely. Currently inside the rocket hideout near Lake of Rage with Lance

From: The Applebaps of Video Games at 2019-04-24 00:19:46
started playing horizon zero dawn

People stopped talking about this

From: A Talking Pokemon at 2019-09-15 08:38:35
Pokémon Gold Version, slowly but surely. Currently inside the rocket hideout near Lake of Rage with Lance

From: The Applebaps of Video Games at 2019-04-24 00:19:46
started playing horizon zero dawn

People stopped talking about this

The Pokemon has spoken.

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Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines

dark souls → mario maker → wow classic

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Fallout 3 → Fallout New Vegas → Fallout 4 → Fallout 76 → Fallout New Vegas

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The other day I noticed a game called Hacknet in my steam library.

So far it’s pretty fun. Basically it’s a puzzle game where you can’t use much more than a command prompt.

hacknet owns a lot imo
i love how central the command prompt is to the experience, it feels much more like Serious Movie Hacking than say, Uplink did

in fact, if you’re fast enough, during That One Sequence

<spoiler>

where someone hacks you back and deletes your GUI, you can actually stop it from happening if you can identify the job that’s doing it and kill the process with typed commands lol

</spoiler>

Cancel Me Elmo

just finished the Shadowbringers expansion story in ff14

easily the best story the FF series has ever done, easily the strongest writing I’ve ever seen in a jrpg much less an mmo

Cancel Me Elmo

startin a minecraft bedrock SMP realm with some friends

Cancel Me Elmo

I recently finished Hacknet, which showed up in my steam library at an unknown date. It’s a short, story-heavy puzzle game, and I recommend it.

From: The Applebaps of Video Games at 2019-04-24 00:19:46
started playing horizon zero dawn

People stopped talking about this

it’s cause breath of the wild came out like 3 days later lmao

it’s SUCH a good game though. between botw and hzd i think hzd is actually the better game overall, which is nuts to say because botw was very good. and also because prior to hzd, the dev team was mostly known for the killzone series which is not very good lol

Edited by Applebaps at 2019-10-03 18:23:552019-10-03 18:23
Cancel Me Elmo

nethack.PNG

I have achieved gamer greatness

which one is you

Cancel Me Elmo

started playing ep1 of Ciconia When They Cry, the newest VN from 07th Expansion.

I’m really fascinated by the world that this is setting up. It’s a futuristic post-WW3 scenario with an eerily realistic take on the natural progression of current-day politics, but also with a bunch of crazy Black Mirror esque high tech stuff like brain hacking and environmental nanomachines that merge VR space into real life, and ascended beings that can predict the future or some shit… and the main characters are all very likeable and they all have Ryukishi’s style of character writing that just works really well at getting me emotionally invested somehow.

I’m a bit more than half way through ep1 and it’s already got me as into it as Higurashi and Umineko did.

oh shit i had no idea that was out
gonna read it

bird on skateboard

Imma wait ‘til the first 4 are out.

From: Applebaps at 2019-10-07 16:18:19
which one is you

all of them, that’s my local high score list

all roles ascended

From: iforgotnmyname at 2019-10-09 06:55:42

From: Applebaps at 2019-10-07 16:18:19
which one is you

all of them, that’s my local high score list

all roles ascended

oh jeez

congrats, damn

Cancel Me Elmo

actually i’m a huge nethack fan but i’ve only ever ascended a valk even though i’ve played it for over a decade. spent the first 8 years or so playing entirely unspoiled deliberately. i don’t recommend it lol

how would you rank the difficulty of each role? did you have a favorite role?

got any good stories from your ascensions?

what did your ascension kits look like, was there any real variation or did everyone end up like dual wielding artifact weapon and sword, heaviest armor, ring of free action, bag of holding, wands of digging, etc

Edited by Applebaps at 2019-10-09 16:36:022019-10-09 16:36
Cancel Me Elmo

yeah I kind of wish I hadn’t spoiled myself so quickly when I first started playing it like 14yrs ago, it really takes out a lot of the challenge when you know all the tricks and it’s just execution of the same kind of strategies every time, but the game still is fun regardless

difficulty wise I had the most trouble getting Tourists up and running, had many frustrating early deaths with them, they simply do not start with anything useful for surviving so a lot of it is luck of the draw with what you find. By about mid-game once you get MR, Reflection and Poison Res you’re about set so most roles tend to converge into the same old thing. Exact kit varies per class but I prefer getting reflection from SDSM, MR from Cloak, leaving amulet free for Life Saving, which leaves hands free for two-weaponing or using a two-hander Quest Artifact for flavour.

one good story that sticks out was my Caveman run, an early poly trap turned my pet into a Baby White Dragon, which I cared for until it grew into an Adult White Dragon, which helped me kill a few pesky shopkeepers and priests and otherwise acted as a tough bodyguard. Eventually I reached Medusa’s level, but had none of the usual convenient means of crossing the water. I did, however, have a ing of conflict, and a galaxy brain moment of genius. I’d use the ring to annoy my pet dragon and goad it into shooting it’s frost breath at me, freezing me a path across the level. It was a bit tedious in reality, but the mental image of this caveman dragging and yanking a bigass dragon by a leash, yelling and taunting while ninja-dodging blasts of frozen breath was too cool to not do.

my Archeologist had some ridic early game luck, which was good because they’re another weak starter. Looted $700 from a vault on dlvl2, got scale armour, cloak of invisibility, a nice shield, speed boots and a silver sabre from a dlvl3 shop, found gauntlets of power on immediately upon entering dlvl4, reach Minetown to find a magic marker, magic lamp, magic whistle, bag of holding and co-aligned altar, go a few floors down find a second magic lamp, wish for Grayswandir, check out a shop I had avoided due to sensing a large mimic, and find a 0:1 wand of wishing which bought me the Orb of Fate, cloak of magic resistance, SDSM. I was kitted out in totally awesome gear and I hadn’t even seen Mines End or Sokoban yet.

and then there was the time I found a +6 Dwarven Cloak in the early levels of the Mines. I never knew armour could be generated that highly enchanted o.o

Edited by iforgotnmyname at 2019-10-10 08:29:552019-10-10 08:29

did you have a favorite/least-favorite quest?

Cancel Me Elmo

a friend bought me Noita for my birthday so i’m gonna play that tonight

my present to myself was Code Vein which is fun and chill so far

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in other non video games news, I’ve been busting my ass for quite a long time now to get stronger at Go, and I’m starting to be able to beat certain weaker AIs pretty consistently. I think I’m at about 15 kyu now, which means I’ve come a long way this year. I started 2019 at probably about 25 kyu.

its taken nearly constant study, working problems in downtime at work, playing on my go app when I get a spare moment, grinding out match experience and being active in my local club. it’s really paying off and it feels great to see the results on the board

I play a lot of games but Go is my real passion. but I’ve played it and been garbage at it for too long. got serious about it this year finally

Edited by Applebaps at 2019-10-14 06:57:472019-10-14 06:57
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finished Ciconia the other day
very much enjoyed it

at first i thought it was kind of lame because of the emphasis on battle scenes and weird mecha vibes, but it’s a true When They Cry story through and through with lots of intrigue and crazy foreshadowing

i picked up Umineko Saku in akihabara today (got a cool when they cry calendar too) so i’m looking forward to reading the extra little story

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I’m obsessively reading through the Ciconia threads on 4chan and it’s kind of amazing… it’s like we’re basically back in the peak of the Umineko theorycrafting days of 2009, when nobody can spoil you on the answer because nobody actually knows what the fuck’s going on in Ryukishi’s head.

elite dangerous all day every day

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wow classic → luigi’s mansion 3 → dwarf fortress

luigi’s mansion was a lot of fun
kind of burnt out on wow but i hit 60 no ragrets
df i haven’t played in a while and it’s fun seeing new stuff (bigass trees!)

df always owns, i like to come back and check it out every couple of years

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bouncing between Night In The Woods and Monster Sanctuary, loving both

i just discovered Slay the Spire and it’s fucking great

i always figured there was a core fun game inside the deckbuilder genre but i’d never seen an example that wasn’t a cancerous CCG with aggressive monetization shitting all over it

slay the spire proves that yes deckbuilding is fun and interesting

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From: Applebaps at 2019-10-14 06:56:22
in other non video games news, I’ve been busting my ass for quite a long time now to get stronger at Go, and I’m starting to be able to beat certain weaker AIs pretty consistently. I think I’m at about 15 kyu now, which means I’ve come a long way this year. I started 2019 at probably about 25 kyu.

its taken nearly constant study, working problems in downtime at work, playing on my go app when I get a spare moment, grinding out match experience and being active in my local club. it’s really paying off and it feels great to see the results on the board

I play a lot of games but Go is my real passion. but I’ve played it and been garbage at it for too long. got serious about it this year finally

Applebaps pwned me at go, I have no skill though. We gotta play again some time.

From: iforgotnmyname at 2019-12-18 07:15:09
bouncing between Night In The Woods and Monster Sanctuary, loving both

I played through a bunch of Night in the Woods. It didn’t feel very satisfying, it kind of just felt like a linear visual novel rather than an adventure game.

From: Applebaps at 2019-12-18 17:32:55
i just discovered Slay the Spire and it’s fucking great

i always figured there was a core fun game inside the deckbuilder genre but i’d never seen an example that wasn’t a cancerous CCG with aggressive monetization shitting all over it

slay the spire proves that yes deckbuilding is fun and interesting

There’s a difference between deckbuilding game genre vs building a TCG deck

Edited by A Talking Pokemon at 2019-12-24 21:26:072019-12-24 21:26

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shout outs to those who already knew

gao

final fantasy xii

trapped in the zohar

been revisiting old monster hunter titles, namely freedom unite on the psp and 4 ultimate on the 2ds

i have mixed feelings on 4u and feel like generations ultimate is way better. freedom unite still owns tho

also playing a lot of iceborne. feel like that’s been pretty great but i crave more classic mh

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jumped back into Binding of Isaac for a bit, starting a new save file

starting to remember why I liked and disliked this game, it’s fun as hell but I can feel the anger coming back at losses where I narrowly miss some goal and waste half an hour. I’ve already gone thru the stress of 100%ing this game, don’t need to repeat it all over again.

fuck TBOI

(until the final expansion comes out)

man I’m very hype for repentance

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i like isaac but i cant bring myself to grind for 100%

bird on skateboard

same. i feel like that takes a lot of the fun out

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From: Applebaps at 2020-02-07 16:22:28
man I’m very hype for repentance

I wasn’t aware of this untill I was looking some stuff up last night. Kinda hyped now.

From: Tiko at 2020-02-07 18:24:30
i like isaac but i cant bring myself to grind for 100%

It’s a fucking challenge/grind yeah, I’m starting to remember some of the absolute bullshit this game expects you to do or throws your way. I don’t think I’ve played a game that so clearly hates its players.

i 100%ed the original version (until they released a third expansion or something?) and ive never played it again

theres just so many times where you didn’t get any damage powerups and everything just takes forever to kill its not about dodging anymore its about not being bored

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From: iforgotnmyname at 2020-02-08 02:30:43

From: Applebaps at 2020-02-07 16:22:28
man I’m very hype for repentance

I wasn’t aware of this untill I was looking some stuff up last night. Kinda hyped now.

yeah, a canon port of antibirth? sign me the heck up

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From: meepches and pentell at 2020-02-08 03:05:01
i 100%ed the original version (until they released a third expansion or something?) and ive never played it again

theres just so many times where you didn’t get any damage powerups and everything just takes forever to kill its not about dodging anymore its about not being bored

yeah, rebirth had some serious power curve issues that it’s taken literally all of afterbirth and afterbirth+’s extra patches to correct

the game is in a pretty good place atm with all expacs fwiw but it still sucks to get locked out of treasure rooms or to get to It Lives and realize you just don’t have the power to go beyond that without it taking 3 hours

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that’s just what happens when you’re the first game in your genre and don’t have the benefit of being able to look at other games to learn what not to do i guess

it could be a lot worse, too. it could be Enter the Gungeon lmao. like 80% of the guns in that game are utter shit. at least in isaac the bad picks only amount to like 10-15% of the item pool at this point

Edited by Applebaps at 2020-02-08 17:48:30Feb 8 17:48
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lately ive been playing Saban’s Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid

and by playing I mean just figuring out combos in training mode

one of these days i’ll go online

I beat arcade mode without losing a character, so I won’t get clowned on super hard I hope

edit: i didnt say what it is, its a 3v3 vs-style fighter with simplified inputs

not quite as crazy as a mvc, no flying characters yet and only one person can airdash but you still got ridiculous offense and combos

Edited by meepches and pentell at 2020-02-09 00:08:53Feb 9 00:08
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which ranger do you main

my team is “Doggie” Cruger, Udonna and Dai Shi

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gettin back into my old-ass rpgs, playing ToME and etrian odyssey 3

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just finished dragon quest 11

gao

I’ve been playing Kingdom Come: Deliverance for the past two weeks and I fuckin love it

it’s a great feeling to have a game that I look forward to playing every day now

it’s been literal years and years since I’ve had this. I was playing Factorio a few weeks ago but it was alright. Still sort of enjoy it but I’m way too into Kingdom Come right now

MONSTER HUNTER GENERATIONS ULTIMATE

Picked up Slay the Spire and gotten semi-addicted.

Up to A15 Ironclad, A4 Silent, A16 Defect and A2 Watcher. Kinda hitting a wall though, it’s been difficult to get runs off the ground, I keep running out of steam mid Act 2.

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helltakers is cool

gao

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is this renu

gao

she looks very drippy

she is horny all the time

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gao

still playibg ffxii zodiac and ACNH

trapped in the zohar

got kinda burnt out on animal crossing
playing pso2 now

bird on skateboard

From: Tiko at 2020-05-29 14:01:14
got kinda burnt out on animal crossing
playing pso2 now

same and same
what ship are you on? pm if you want

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From: Applebaps at 2020-05-29 16:35:49

From: Tiko at 2020-05-29 14:01:14
got kinda burnt out on animal crossing
playing pso2 now

same and same
what ship are you on? pm if you want

ship 1 hbu

bird on skateboard

2

rip

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seems like too many people are on 2 lolz

bird on skateboard

that’s where the goons are

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yeah it’s where everyone is
i’m ok with being on the smaller server tho it’s chill

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yeah i think it’d probably be pretty nice to be able to walk around in lobbies without having to go through the fire and frames lol

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A few months ago, I read this article:
https://www.kotaku.co.uk/2015/03/13/dungeons-dragons-session-became-real-life-phenomenon

Yesterday I finally tried out a branch of that, the Japan-only SNES game “Record of Lodoss War” for 3 hours, but because emulation, I failed to properly save it, so I lost my progress (I since solved and can remedy in future). I’m not sure if I’ll start it up again, but I’ll share my impressions.

Going into this game knowing that it was originally inspired by a Japanese ttrpg group helped a lot. Given the generic nature of it, I otherwise would probably have passed it off as just-another-jrpg. If somebody ran a ttrpg of it, I think I would be compelled to roleplay in the world presented. The lore is laid out right away and seems manageable, generic fantasy flavour, with roles and stories you could slip into. I only played through the first little bit, where you start off as a single character. More than once, it seems like you are KO’d intentionally and your spirit moves to a new body which is a really cool idea. That’s scripted though, so you don’t get to choose. At first you’re a legendary warrior, then a lowly thief, then an OP wizard. There is talking, wandering and retreading using new info/equipment. Based on chracter art I’ve seen, I think this is only during the intro, and future charactes are probably static. The thing that stood out most for me is the linear nature of the game. I had zero chance for exploration. Also bothered me that I couldn’t investigate barrels or shelves or things on a table, etc. The world feels more dead to me if I can only interact with NPCs. If I play more, it’ll be because I want to play beyond what might be the intro section, and finally have more party members and agency. If this is just an intro section, I think it’s a really cool way to start off the game; ease you in, instead of managing several characters from the outset, kind of like DQ4 or Live a Live. Something I also like about the game is the battle system. It feels a lot more dynamic and interesting compared to Final Fantasy. You have an isometric (this might not be the right term. not side on, not first person, but turned 45º) grid of 3 or 4 by 4 or 5, so a rectangle. You have a move action, then an action-action. If you want to escape, move off the board. Magic can be cast across the field, melee is next-to (obviously). A battle feels more pressing in this game, since distance and spacing matters when you have an enemy - or multiple enemies! - upon you in a turn or few. I’d like to learn how battle are late in the game. In other RPGs, it’s navigating the turn-based structure and juggling multiple abstract effects, but this game might be more like tactical D&D grid combat.

Oh yeah. The music is generic and reptitive but fine. The art is not bad and standard SNES RPG, with nice anime portraits for party dialogue. Just navigating the UI, I love seeing an RPG not made by Square of Enix. There is a persistent frame throughout the entire game, like Super Game Boy except stylized like a fancy picture frame. If I play more, maybe I’ll check out the anime.

https://www.romhacking.net/translations/2155/

Can you guys suggest any other Japan-only fan-translated games?

Edited by A Talking Pokemon at 2020-06-03 13:47:20Jun 3 13:47

I have a group of 3 other friends I’ve been playing GTAV with since covid started. We started Borderlands 3 about 2 weeks ago. And it’s been awesome

Gay shit guy

Gunfire Reborn

Early access roguelite looter-shooter with cute furry characters

Pretty fun so far, I can see some potential here

Look at this adorable mf you play as
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Edited by iforgotnmyname at 2020-06-19 05:54:59Jun 19 05:54

also I just unlocked the badass Gunzerker Rasta Dogoo

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Edited by iforgotnmyname at 2020-06-19 10:08:13Jun 19 10:08

that just sounds like borderlands with extra steps

I started a megaman legends playthrough last week I should keep going

new character for power ranger battle for the grid but they goofed up and you cant prepurchase the whole season yet!!! 😠

looks very fun though

i love a projectile that just sits there for a second

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gunfire is fun

gao

From: meepches and pentell at 2020-07-16 03:19:14
i love a projectile that just sits there for a second

same

bird on skateboard

play SYNTHETIK

gao

From: Kuru Seed at 2020-07-16 03:38:21
gunfire is fun

I bought it expecting to play it for a few hours and set it aside, but I’m playing it consistently for at least an hour a night at this point - just turn off the music, start Spotify with some nice music, and do a couple of runs.

Trying too hard

Starting to play more Halo from the Halo: Master Chief Collection on PC.

Halo 3 dropped two days ago, so the three Halo games I care about (and Reach) are now available and let me play online with some people on Steam, which is really nice and reminds me of high school/college when I used to play a bunch with people IRL.

Trying too hard

i’m training for the 2020 US e-Go Congress, it’s been moved online due to the pandemic

i’m entering the US Open and the DDK tournaments, both as a 10kyu which i think is probably about right

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also playing a fuckload of Don’t Starve for some reason

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From: iforgotnmyname at 2020-06-19 05:47:08
Gunfire Reborn

Early access roguelite looter-shooter with cute furry characters

Pretty fun so far, I can see some potential here

Look at this adorable mf you play as
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This and pso2

stunt failed

From: Applebaps at 2020-07-16 17:15:41
i’m entering the US Open and the DDK tournaments, both as a 10kyu which i think is probably about right

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X to doubt from a very crappy Go player (me)

Edited by MasterOfMagic at 2020-07-16 17:57:52Jul 16 17:57
Trying too hard

oh lol yeah i’m learnin

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feels like i’m right on the cusp of breaking through into SDK

i can occasionally peel a 3 or 4 handicap game off of 1k/1d amateurs but my OGS rank begs to differ

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What are you studying/reading to help you along the way?

Trying too hard

lotta stuff lol. especially when i was trying to make a breakthrough in the low DDKs i read a LOT. these days i’m more focused on playing lots and lots of games to let the theory settle in

i think the book that woke me up the most was actually not a go book, it was sirlin’s “play to win”

kageyama’s “fundamentals” was hugely influential on my play. it’s like my little yellow bible

“rescue and capture” is an excellent book of problems that helps me get stones out of bad situations a lot once i started internalizing the situations

“fighting fundamentals” by jasiek is also great though it’s a bit technical / mathematical for my current playstyle

i also train occasionally with a leela zero setup on my pc. it’s important not to play against AI too much or they can actually just crush your desire to play at all. if you just do like an opening and midgame against one and then review their recommendations afterwards you can get a lot out of it in a short time tho, usually with minimal feelings of puny mortality lol

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i really can’t emphasize enough though the importance of match experience. more than anything else the thing that’s helped me get stronger has been little doses of theory coupled with LOTS of matches to let it cook into something i can use. after a while you start to recognize good and bad shape, potential places to go, forcing moves, situations where you’re in danger, where you’re alive, etc. but you really can’t fake it

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I remember on the go server I used to play on a long time ago they had a chat channel for game reviews/analysis? Have you found that useful?

I haven’t played Go in quite some time due to personal time limits, but yes, I’ve always found that playing was equally (if not slightly more) important to my improvement as reading/studying.

I still try to do some daily tsumego though.

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YES. reviewing games is crucial. just like watching your own replays in a fighting game, or anything else like this imo. there’s two ways to do reviews i think, with their own merits and flaws

you can review right then and there after a game so it’s fresh, and do it with your opponent so you get their perspective too. this is basically impossible to do right now because of the pandemic. this improves your reading and memory though which are important skills for playing on a real board

the other way is to take an electronic game record in SGF format and feed it to an AI after you let your mind rest for a while. like a day or two later go over it with the bot and see what they think. bot reviewing gets to the heart of things but can be tough to understand at first since all you see is winrates and stuff.

i have a tsumego app on my phone and i’ll do some in my downtime too yeah

i love the game so i tend to be thinking about it a lot, going over stuff in my head with spare brain power in my downtime, or wanting to play it a lot lol. i think the game you try to get really good at should be like that, personally, because it’s going to take so much of your time, you’ll want it to be something you’re naturally inclined to want to do anyway. obsession is a plus

i go through phases of development where tsumego will help me more or reading books will help me more or playing will, etc

i also like goproyeonwoo on youtube, she’s a pretty strong korean pro who does very helpful videos in the post-AI era, i’ve found her analysis really invaluable for learning from the bots https://www.youtube.com/user/goingceo which is key to being strong now

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