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Thread: NOW what are you playing?

  1. #12176
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    Registered: May 2004
    The combat is a very simple turn-based affair and I think you might be able avoid it altogether, if you want. At this point it seems to be more of a way to make some money more than anything, but you can also just work for it, like in QFG. The main focus of the game is sort of a student life simulator where you spend your time going to classes, practicing rogue skills for tests and assignments, socialising with your classmates and dealing with various story-based issues that come up. And yes, there are puzzles, but I wouldn't say that the focus has been on them. It's more about solving various problems that you encounter, which may involve a puzzle along the way. Most of the time, it's very organic and woven into the world, like in QFG.

  2. #12177
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    I played through the first few games of that series. Great games. The last one I played, with it being set in that desert city, needing to be at specific places at set times was annoying. Very much a walkthrough needed type game. The rest were fine.

  3. #12178
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    I picked up a few golden oldies in this bundle: Kingpin, Sacrifice, Giants, and MDK 1 & 2.

    Kingpin is more complex than I remember. It's a bit reminiscent of Strife in it's slightly-open-world with NPCs you can talk to and missions you can accept from various characters. It basically starts off with a stealth mission where you have to steal a thing for the pawnshop guy so he'll give you a gun. I got my butt kicked hard when the combat started tho, so I gave up.

    Next up I tried MDK. Now, either I'm turning into one of these rose-tinted-glass fuckers, or this thing actually... holds up.



    The only thing that feels odd control-wise is the lack of looking up or down, but besides that it uses WASD+mouse and feels perfectly normal. Gameplaywise tho, yeah, it holds up. Even back then, MDK's greatest strength was never the combat or the platforming, but the way it constantly surprised and delighted you by introducing new mad concepts at every turn. It's a pretty short game, but jam packed with weird, wonderful shit. If you never played it back then, I'd encourage you to give it a go now that it can be picked up for next to nothing. You will need this fan patch to get it running on newer systems, but it's easy to set up.

  4. #12179
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2005
    Location: Netherlands
    Kingpin is intriguing but really hard indeed. I had to resort to save scumming to make any progress.

  5. #12180
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Finished off the main campaign for Sleeping Dogs. Wow this game is excellent. Was not expecting that. This game has bugs a plenty, but not in a game breaking (majority of the time) kinda way. Just enough that it's quite noticeable when they happen.

    Overall the plot is excellent and whilst some things did go the way I expected, much of it did not, and has many genuine plot twists that were great. I had been hoping that they'd present you with a choice toward the end on which path to go. But the way they did it was quite good. The melee combat takes some getting used to. Starting off I was terrible at it, but as the game often forces you into it + many of the side quests and activities do as well, after a while I got quite good at it. By the end I was kicking ass. When you do get guns, they all control great and REALLY make a difference. Some excellent gun battles take place throughout the game (more so from about 3/4 onward).

    One of the side quests I could never beat no matter how many times I tried, where you had to ride shotgun, attempting to take down a seemingly endless supply of motorbike enemies. The rest I did fine on without issue.

    Overall, bugs and all this is one of the best GTA-clone-like games that I've played in a long time. Right up there with Watch Dogs. The asian element that it brings provides for a great change of pace. And the whole world of it, feels very different to past GTA-like games that I've played. Great game.

    9/10.

    Currently I'm taking on the first DLC which has the whole city invaded by asian style demons and undead. Quite fun.

  6. #12181
    Quote Originally Posted by icemann View Post
    Finished off the main campaign for Sleeping Dogs. Wow this game is excellent.
    Sleeping Dogs is definitely worth a play, even if you're tired of open world "cars, guns and crime" games.

  7. #12182
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    It's a breath of fresh air for those types of games. I had more fun playing that than GTA 5.

  8. #12183
    I think Sleeping Dogs is the only game in that vein that I actually enjoyed other than GTA 3.

  9. #12184
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2001
    Location: Somewhere
    "how can you be a real man without a pork bun in your hand!!"
    great atmosphere in that game, one of the few GTA style games I have actually finished.

  10. #12185
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    It pulls off the serious angle very well. Most games of its type fail when they do try.

    And if you feel like some non serious stuff you have the karaoke.

  11. #12186
    New Member
    Registered: Apr 2018
    Location: The City
    After some months pause I went back to playing Thief 2 FMs and the current one is When Still.

  12. #12187
    Moderator
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    Tried Sleeping Dogs as I got it a while ago. I can play GTAV & Arma3 at a decent clip on my laptop, but SD was a slide show. The slow performance made it unplayable, which was curious considering how old & low-fi the game was compared to those others. Guess I'll have to wait for whenever I scrounge up enough scratch to repair my gaming laptop. Even at a crawl I liked that intro sequence anyway.

  13. #12188
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Weird. Game ran like a dream on my PC even on max settings.

  14. #12189
    Are you guys playing the original version or the DC?

  15. #12190
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Erm. Whichever the Steam version is. It came with all of the SP DLC built in.

    On a side note while I'm on the topic. Finished off the 2 SP DLCs for the game. The first one goes for the non serious angle and feels like that bit in the first Ghost Busters movie when all the ghosts get loose city wide. Lots of crazy shit going on. Nice bit of fun.

    Second DLC "Year of the Snake" goes for the more usual gameplay and is a continuation from the end of the main game. Playing more like an actual cop this time round makes for a change of pace, though the side quests are pointless as you get nothing at all out of them. Some good battles towards the end.

  16. #12191
    If the DLC is integrated then it's the Definitive Edition. If that's what Dema has, it might be why it runs like shit for him. This was the original release https://store.steampowered.com/app/202170/

  17. #12192
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Ah. It says I already have that version of it. I must have picked up the DLC at some point.

  18. #12193
    Moderator
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    Yes for the record I knew it was because it was the Definitive Edition, but for a DE it still looks like it's 10 years old, it's unfortunate that buying an updated game doesn't get you access to the original, and it still doesn't really explain why GTAV & Arma3 still run basically fine. It's one thing to run slow, it's another to crawl to a slideshow. But anyway I've got enough to play for the time being, there's no rush; I'll get to it on a better system eventually.

  19. #12194
    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    Finished Dark Souls Remastered. Had a blast with it, especially being my first time through the game. But I was still was jonesing for more Souls type gaming, and NG+ just wasn't doing it for me. So I decided to go back and start - Demon's Souls! Great game so far. Even though it has nearly identical mechanics to the DS games, the mood and atmosphere feels different. Really digging it. It's a nice change of pace being able to warp to multiple areas right away, unlike the interconneted way that DS does it (I think neither is better or worse, just different). Didn't take long to get hooked, I guess I know what I'm doing for my next 50 hours of gaming time.

  20. #12195
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    That game desperately needs a PC version. Remaster be even better.

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