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What game are you playing

Post by tabla » 2018-09-06 12:51pm

Thread title says it all.

For me, I started playing Tales of the Monkey Island last night and finished episode 1 in about 3.3 hrs

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Re: What game are you playing

Post by Tribble » 2018-09-06 07:20pm

I just started playing... Mechwarrior 4 of all things. I'd play MW2 but my computer wont run it.

I'm just about getting to the part where my uncle bites the dust because of the fat guy's right-hand douchebag, can't remember their names atm.
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Re: What game are you playing

Post by Ziggy Stardust » 2018-09-06 08:41pm

I've been alternating between Crusader Kings 2 and the Risk* PC game made by Hasbro in 1996, which is a surprisingly simple and fun game (with some modifications to the generic Risk rules to make for more varied combat, and the option to essentially play the Napoleonic Wars).

* Note that there are several other Risk computer games that came out during the same time period, most of which were not very good, but I maintain the specific Hasbro title from 2000 with its "Scenario" mode stands the test of time.

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Re: What game are you playing

Post by Tribble » 2018-09-06 09:50pm

Ziggy Stardust wrote:
2018-09-06 08:41pm
I've been alternating between Crusader Kings 2 and the Risk* PC game made by Hasbro in 1996, which is a surprisingly simple and fun game (with some modifications to the generic Risk rules to make for more varied combat, and the option to essentially play the Napoleonic Wars).

* Note that there are several other Risk computer games that came out during the same time period, most of which were not very good, but I maintain the specific Hasbro title from 2000 with its "Scenario" mode stands the test of time.
Thats the one where you can have generals, forts and tactics, right? How are you getting it to run? I have that disc somewhere and I'd like to play it sometime.
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Re: What game are you playing

Post by Jub » 2018-09-06 11:03pm

The digital version of Scythe just launched. If you like work placement and resource management games you'll very likely enjoy Scythe.

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Re: What game are you playing

Post by Ziggy Stardust » 2018-09-06 11:10pm

Tribble wrote:
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Thats the one where you can have generals, forts and tactics, right? How are you getting it to run? I have that disc somewhere and I'd like to play it sometime.
That's the one! One of my computers still has Windows Vista installed (well, technically it has a virtual machine that runs Windows Vista, but same idea), and the disc still runs on that without issue.

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Post by Mr Bean » 2018-09-07 07:11am

No Man sky and Battlefield 5 open beta, bouncing between the two.

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Re: What game are you playing

Post by Eternal_Freedom » 2018-09-07 12:40pm

I'm bouncing between a very good mod for SW: Empire at War, and of all things SW Episode 1 Racer. How they made a fun game out of a fairly short section of the film I don't know, but it's very enjoyable. It's right up there with Republic Commando as my favourite SW game.
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Re: What game are you playing

Post by Elheru Aran » 2018-09-07 04:12pm

Racer was the shit. Being able to customize your podracer, the various environments, and all that... yeah, it was pretty awesome.

I'm faffing about a bit with Space Marine since it just came my way free via the Humble Bundle deal. It's pretty okay.
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Post by The Infidel » 2018-09-07 04:39pm

I used to play World of Tanks a lot, but haven't for quite a while. Now, I only play Elite:Dangerous
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Re: What game are you playing

Post by phred » 2018-09-07 11:52pm

Elite:Dangerous, where I've been exploring the galaxy on and off for the last month. And Pokemon Go, where I just finished the Celebi research.
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Re: What game are you playing

Post by Imperial528 » 2018-09-08 12:03am

I've been playing Elite: Dangerous as well. A tad upset about what happened with the Gnosis, though it's given me reason to explore.

Also some very modded Fallout 4 but it's not as stable as I would like.

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Post by Iroscato » 2018-09-08 04:27am

Stellaris with all of the new updates and features - haven't played it since last year. Getting to grips nicely with it and have settled back into my groove of "fair but firmly cruel galactic imperium" :angelic:
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Post by Enigma » 2018-09-08 09:54am

Fallout 4 and Zombie Solitaire 2 Chapter 2.
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Post by The Romulan Republic » 2018-09-17 01:57am

Eternal_Freedom wrote:
2018-09-07 12:40pm
I'm bouncing between a very good mod for SW: Empire at War, and of all things SW Episode 1 Racer. How they made a fun game out of a fairly short section of the film I don't know, but it's very enjoyable. It's right up there with Republic Commando as my favourite SW game.
I really need to get back into EaW, and try out some good mods. The vanilla game got old fast, but... there was some seriously wasted potential there.

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Post by Zixinus » 2018-09-17 09:46am

Just finished Breath of the Wild. Beautiful game. Best Zelda game, I think, even if it has flaws.

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Post by KraytKing » 2018-09-17 09:46am

Iroscato wrote:
2018-09-08 04:27am
Stellaris with all of the new updates and features - haven't played it since last year. Getting to grips nicely with it and have settled back into my groove of "fair but firmly cruel galactic imperium" :angelic:
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Post by TheFeniX » 2018-09-17 12:46pm

CatGirl Simulator (AKA: FFXIV). Finally unlocked the last raid tier. Whole thing is an homage (ripoff) to FF6. The preceding tier being one to FF5.

Kefka fight is massively underwhelming. Maybe the Hard Mode version is better, but I'm not too interested in such things at this point.

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Re: What game are you playing

Post by Sea Skimmer » 2018-09-18 04:21am

Ziggy Stardust wrote:
2018-09-06 08:41pm
I've been alternating between Crusader Kings 2 and the Risk* PC game made by Hasbro in 1996, which is a surprisingly simple and fun game (with some modifications to the generic Risk rules to make for more varied combat, and the option to essentially play the Napoleonic Wars).
I keep trying to get into Crusader Kings II. I like what it's doing, but its too much reading in bad font to be relaxing which was kind of part of my point of wanting to play a turn based game again. Maybe try again later this week, but my attempts are getting sparser.

Otherwise aside from trying random indie games, Battlefield 1 for action and War Thunder for grind are good at filling time when its raining too much to go out. Which has been about 10 of the past 11 weekends.

I was playing Path of Exile for a while in the summer, if anyone needs a free RPG it's pretty good.
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Re: What game are you playing

Post by Tribble » 2018-09-18 11:59am

So I finished MW4 and decided not to leave my character's sister to die cause I'm nice like that. Note that's the non canon ending as IIRC MW4 mercenaries implied my character ended up letting her die, took over the place and ruled with an iron fist. Oh well.

Took me awhile to figure out how to beat the last level though. My solution: a mech that was nothing more than Gauss rifles surrounded by armour. Only downside was that it had a top speed of ~20km/h, but it was still fast enough to blow shit up within the time limit.

Plus it helped to have my cannon fodder around. I made sure that whiny chick (seriously she was always crying and needing emotional support so it kinda got on my nerves after awhile) was the first one out of the gate to serve as my meat shield, and it worked out quite well. Unfortunately her ejector seat worked so my character will be stuck with her for all eternity.

Also the guy who kinda reminded me of Tom Paris did a pretty good job and took out a couple of mechs on his own. Bastard kept trying to steal my kills though, so I "accidentally" shot him in the back with a salvo of gauss rifles and put him out of his misery.

Hmm, that might explain why I was having trouble with this level. :P

Anyways, all in all a decent game, but MW2 is still my favorite.
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Re: What game are you playing

Post by Elheru Aran » 2018-09-18 01:04pm

I wouldn't mind finding a decent BT game. I tried Mechwarrior Online but for some reason it was less prepossessing than I remember the only MW game I've ever played being, which I want to say might have been 3 or 4. IIRC in the course of that game Natasha Kerensky killed Anton Marik, if that helps for figuring out which game it was.
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Re: What game are you playing

Post by Tribble » 2018-09-18 02:22pm

Elheru Aran wrote:
2018-09-18 01:04pm
I wouldn't mind finding a decent BT game. I tried Mechwarrior Online but for some reason it was less prepossessing than I remember the only MW game I've ever played being, which I want to say might have been 3 or 4. IIRC in the course of that game Natasha Kerensky killed Anton Marik, if that helps for figuring out which game it was.
IIRC Natasha Kerensky died near the end of the Refusal War, which would be during MW2.

IIRC MW3 was the Inner Sphere's campaign against the clans.

MW4 is when Katrina Steiner takes over a planet and your character is trying to take it back.
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Re: What game are you playing

Post by Elheru Aran » 2018-09-18 02:55pm

MW2 rings a bell. Of course this was yonks ago, so who knows. I just know there was a lot of Wolf vs Jade Falcon stuff going in the game.
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Re: What game are you playing

Post by Tribble » 2018-09-18 03:07pm

Elheru Aran wrote:
2018-09-18 02:55pm
MW2 rings a bell. Of course this was yonks ago, so who knows. I just know there was a lot of Wolf vs Jade Falcon stuff going in the game.
Probably MW2 then as the game is about the Refusal War between Wolf and Jade Falcon.

Also the first CD game I had... for DOS!

If you still have the disc you can put it into a CD player for the soundtrack; its pretty awesome.
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Re: What game are you playing

Post by Elheru Aran » 2018-09-18 04:10pm

Tribble wrote:
2018-09-18 03:07pm
Elheru Aran wrote:
2018-09-18 02:55pm
MW2 rings a bell. Of course this was yonks ago, so who knows. I just know there was a lot of Wolf vs Jade Falcon stuff going in the game.
Probably MW2 then as the game is about the Refusal War between Wolf and Jade Falcon.

Also the first CD game I had... for DOS!

If you still have the disc you can put it into a CD player for the soundtrack; its pretty awesome.
Nice. I'll have to see if I can dig up a CD somewhere. Maybe Ebay. I bet there's a Win98 emulator that can run it out there...

There are so many old games I'd love to have again, man. Emperor: Battle for Dune, for one. Warcraft 2 (never played 1).
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