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  • 23-08-2017 12:36pm
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    Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 50,947 CMod ✭✭✭✭


    Right going to give this a go. A general gaming discussion thread. The rest of the forum seems to be dedicated to discussing just the big new games and games stories. Here you can just talk about whatever. What you have been playing at the moment, thoughts on it, what's better xbox or playstation. OK maybe not the last one.

    Right to kick things off. Final Fantasy 12. I've let people know how much I hate this game in the past but I'm currently playing the recent zodiac age release and... actually enjoying it. I'm doing all the hunts and lots of exploring so I'm not as underlevelled anymore. The new job system is fantastic and way better than the free for all that was the original license board. You tend to use under utilised skills rather the Han nuking everything with the best attacks. Also it took a while but the battle system is starting to make sense and there's some good battles in the later half of the game. Takes a while to get theready though.

    I still think the xenoblade games are a far better expression of the ideas in ff12 but it's not the **** show I orginally had it pegged as. The story is garbage though. Starts off great but once you hit Archades it's very obviously rushed.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,407 ✭✭✭✭gimli2112


    FFXII is something I can see myself getting but with Everybody's Golf & Destiny 2 just around the corner I can't commit to any other games just now. Never completed FFXII on PS2. Vaguely remember being frustrated by something to do with Hunts but think the real reason was the PS3 came out and started playing Resistance FOM.


    Uncharted The lost Legacy was also something I would probably have picked up this week.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 23,095 Mod ✭✭✭✭Kiith


    I'm kind of in a rut with games at the moment. Nothing much is holding my interest, so i'm just playing World of Warcraft most of the time. Think i need to take a break for a little while, and just watch some tv.

    On another note, VR is pretty amazing to look at, but i don't think the technology has quite caught up with the idea of VR. It's not far off though.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 18,467 Mod ✭✭✭✭Kimbot


    Kiith wrote: »
    I'm kind of in a rut with games at the moment. Nothing much is holding my interest, so i'm just playing World of Warcraft most of the time. Think i need to take a break for a little while, and just watch some tv.

    On another note, VR is pretty amazing to look at, but i don't think the technology has quite caught up with the idea of VR. It's not far off though.

    Have you played Horizon Zero Dawn yet? I know a good few are only getting into it at the moment :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,033 ✭✭✭✭Interested Observer


    Kiith wrote: »
    I'm kind of in a rut with games at the moment. Nothing much is holding my interest, so i'm just playing World of Warcraft most of the time. Think i need to take a break for a little while, and just watch some tv.

    On another note, VR is pretty amazing to look at, but i don't think the technology has quite caught up with the idea of VR. It's not far off though.

    I found myself in this situation a lot, and my solution was to keep a couple of big games on the go at a given time which has really worked for me. If I'm getting fed up with one game I just go play another and come back to the first later.

    At the moment I'm playing Disgaea 5, Yakuza 0 and Nioh. Most of my time currently probably is going to D5 (I think I'm getting addicted tbh), but next week I could feel like playing Y0 and I'll put more time into that. It's definitely keeping me interested. I've probably completed more games so far this year than any year previously.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,270 Mod ✭✭✭✭CatInABox


    I'm currently getting through Dishonoured: Definitive Edition before I start on Dishonoured 2. Enjoying it again, had forgotten so much of it.

    On VR, I'm interested, but I'm not going to get into it before all the issues are ironed out. It really needs wireless as well.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 27,322 ✭✭✭✭super_furry


    Don't think VR will be truly mass market until it's a stand alone and affordable device with no need to connect it to external devices. Probably another decade away.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,870 ✭✭✭✭Generic Dreadhead


    If I read a game takes 80 hours to complete (that was a selling point for me 15 years ago when I got 4-6 games a year) now I see it as a turn off.

    I've a PS Pro ordered for Destiny 2, so I'm hoping once I have the initial campaign done I can give some of the more well received PS Exclusives a go for the 1st time (TLOU, HZD). I also have Doom to finish.

    Right now I'm clearing my "backlog" of PS Plus free indie or short games.
    Basically giving them like 2 hours and them I either delete them or finish them.
    It's actually kinda fun having a pick-and-mix of games to try now, some of them have been surprisingly good :)

    Gave Total War Warhammer a god, but honestly, I can't say I like it, and I've been a big TW fan in the past :/
    Been trying to give Overwatch a bit of a rest as feeling a tad burned out by it.

    Darkest Dungeon DLC has launched on PS4/Vita today so I'm gonna be playing that (as I'm much happier with my PS4 Playthrough versus my PC Playthrough) in between bouts of clearing the PS Plus backlog, That'll generally take me to September 6th, when all bets are off.

    Really looking forward to the X-com 2 DLC, but I'm going to wait to buy it as I know I won't have the time to commit to a full campaign Playthrough (with DLC) in 7 days. So it'll probably be around X-Mass time by the time I get to it


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,830 ✭✭✭✭Taltos


    Finished Horizon ZD a week or so ago and felt that gap where I just wasn't into trying some other huge game. So I went back and am replaying Darksiders, downloaded it for the PS4 along with Darksiders 2 behind it.

    You know, it's been several years but parts of it feel like I only played it yesterday and the gameplay has held up reasonably well. Gets a bit frustrating in parts but Dark Souls means that frustrating games are there to be destroyed... Nice hearing Mark Hamills voice every so often, very happy I picked this one up again. Great change of pace from the open world HZD though, much needed.

    As to VR. I'd also love to try it, but like others here, not until it's wireless and maybe isn't dependent on the camera solution. Cables in my house will just mean that hardware gets pulled onto a hard tiled floor so I'm not going to go that route until they release the updated model (and hopefully by then we'll see evidence that its here to stay and not another flash in the pan like 3D gaming...)


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 50,947 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    Couldn't really get into Horizon. Not a bad game but Breath of the Wild has destroyed my ability to enjoy the unison formula games. Saying that it's probably the best example of the ubisoft formula so far.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,116 ✭✭✭✭RasTa


    Anything happening at gamescom?


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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Also in a bit of a rut myself. Plenty there to be played in the back log but just can't be arsed with any of it.

    Has anyone got Agents of Mayhem, I've heard "repetitive" being used in some of the reviews :confused:


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,270 Mod ✭✭✭✭CatInABox


    RasTa wrote: »
    Anything happening at gamescom?

    No, not really. Age of Empires 4 is about the only thing that interested me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 656 ✭✭✭drake70


    Still a few hours to go on Horizon ZD, but decided to have a break before the last push and have a go at Just Cause 3.

    I still have The Witcher 3 WH GOTY and The Phantom Pain in my library


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 50,947 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    Gamescom seems to pretty lacklustre this year with Microsoft failing to give the One X a good pitch being the only non news worth talking about.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,206 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate


    Playing Pyre at the moment (among several other games - my fatal flaw) and disappointed it appears to have flown under the radar a tad given its from such a well-regarded studio. It makes a compelling case for best art & soundtrack of the year (seriously: it looks and sounds astounding); the writing is razor-sharp and overflowing with character; and while I've heard mixed things about the combat I'm find it thoroughly enjoyable and another worthy experiment from Supergiant (although Transistor's combat is other level good).

    Also big fan of Fidel: Dungeon Rescue. Shades of Crypt of the Necrodancer, but its randomly generated puzzle rooms are very much their own.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Playing Pyre at the moment (among several other games - my fatal flaw) and disappointed it appears to have flown under the radar a tad given its from such a well-regarded studio. It makes a compelling case for best art & soundtrack of the year (seriously: it looks and sounds astounding); the writing is razor-sharp and overflowing with character; and while I've heard mixed things about the combat I'm find it thoroughly enjoyable and another worthy experiment from Supergiant (although Transistor's combat is other level good).

    Also big fan of Fidel: Dungeon Rescue. Shades of Crypt of the Necrodancer, but its randomly generated puzzle rooms are very much their own.

    I didn't know it was out , I got so used to seeing it for pre-order at the top of the new releases list on the phone app I ignored it. Liked Bastion and Transistor a lot.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,394 ✭✭✭Pac1Man


    I really miss the Brothers in Arms franchise.

    It offered something different when the original released in 2005. I Google it every 6 months or so to see if there is any news about another release.

    "In development" is the current status.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,433 ✭✭✭Josey Wales


    I bought the remastered Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2 on PSN the other day. It was a pretty good deal at €20. I wanted to play through it with my son.

    So we played it for a few days and got about 5 hours or so into the first game. The other night when he was in bed I decided I wanted to play something different so switched to another game. The next day I turn back on MUA and am told there is no game data to load. The game doesn't have any auto check-pointing or saving. You have to manually save the game at various points through the levels.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 80,087 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sephiroth_dude


    Playing through uncharted 4 atm, such a pretty game, will start lost legacy over the weekend maybe.

    Also been playing trails in the sky, witcher 3 hearts of stone expansion, forza 3 and I can see why people like undertale, the humour is quite quirky in it


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 50,947 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    Playing through uncharted 4 atm, such a pretty game,

    Fur coat no knickers the game. Looks gorgeous but it's a few action scenes interspersed with boredom.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭The Specialist


    Retr0gamer wrote: »
    Fur coat no knickers the game. Looks gorgeous but it's a few action scenes interspersed with boredom.

    I wouldn't say it was boring as such, a solid title, but it did feel about 2 hours too long. I was rolling my eyes in the final few stages every time it handed back control.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 34,544 CMod ✭✭✭✭CiDeRmAn


    I haven't started it yet myself, Uncharted 4.
    I understand the waste of time it represents, but I'll still give it a go.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,167 ✭✭✭Notorious


    CiDeRmAn wrote: »
    I haven't started it yet myself, Uncharted 4.
    I understand the waste of time it represents, but I'll still give it a go.

    It is fun but there were times where I started to think it was more of a visual feast than a game. The level of the detail in some of the backdrops is insane.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,033 ✭✭✭✭Interested Observer


    Retr0gamer wrote: »
    Fur coat no knickers the game. Looks gorgeous but it's a few action scenes interspersed with boredom.

    Agreed, I really bounced off UC4. I hated, despised the shooting. Just couldn't keep playing it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,407 ✭✭✭✭gimli2112


    Loved Uncharted 1 & 2, 3 was alright. 4 wasn't a bad game but I struggled with it at times and was glad to get to the end. The final scene was really well done...... or maybe I was just glad to get there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,994 ✭✭✭Stone Deaf 4evr


    This time of year, i usually try and clear out a bit of the backlog. Anyone with an xbox, I'd highly recommend you check out oxenfree - its games with gold for september.

    Am somewhat rushing through dark souls 3 at the moment, which isnt the way to play it, but with Destiny 2 less than a fortnight away, and Rainbow 6 siege about to drop its next round of DLC, I can see my gaming time being utterly dominated by those 2. I also have the 2 witcher expansions that I'm saving for my Xbox Scorpio, and if Battlegrounds launches this year, well, the backlog is just going to fester completely.

    Oh, and Narcos season 3 is also out next week:eek:


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,270 Mod ✭✭✭✭CatInABox


    Am somewhat rushing through dark souls 3 at the moment, which isnt the way to play it, but with Destiny 2 less than a fortnight away, and Rainbow 6 siege about to drop its next round of DLC, I can see my gaming time being utterly dominated by those 2.

    Destiny 2 is so close? Damn, that's pretty much all the news for the next few months polluted with various Destiny articles.

    "Where to find the best weapon"
    "What build is best"
    "New loot cave found"
    "Voice actor is c**p, being replaced"
    "What's on sale in the some guys shop"

    Nothing against Destiny, for various reasons I don't think I'd like it, but man, all those articles got really wearing last time around. A damning indictment of games journalism, it proved to me that no site wouldn't turn out clickbait articles.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 18,467 Mod ✭✭✭✭Kimbot


    CatInABox wrote: »
    Destiny 2 is so close? Damn, that's pretty much all the news for the next few months polluted with various Destiny articles.

    "Where to find the best weapon"
    "What build is best"
    "New loot cave found"
    "Voice actor is c**p, being replaced"
    "What's on sale in the some guys shop"

    Nothing against Destiny, for various reasons I don't think I'd like it, but man, all those articles got really wearing last time around. A damning indictment of games journalism, it proved to me that no site wouldn't turn out clickbait articles.

    Well you never know if you like it or not if you dont at least try it out :P

    All the above could be said for many many games out there, COD/GTA etc, the joys of the internet mean we are flooded with rubbish articles.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,270 Mod ✭✭✭✭CatInABox


    jonnycivic wrote: »
    Well you never know if you like it or not if you dont at least try it out :P

    All the above could be said for many many games out there, COD/GTA etc, the joys of the internet mean we are flooded with rubbish articles.

    Destiny was a particularly weird one though, it was like every second article for the first month was destiny related, which I found weird for a game that had reviewed averagely.

    As for if I'd like it or not, I'd be more worried that I'd get addicted to it than if I'd like it or not. Really can't do time sink games anymore!


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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 23,095 Mod ✭✭✭✭Kiith


    Looking forward to Destiny 2, but it'll be October for me as that's the PC release.

    I think i'm going to work through my Steam backlog over the next few months. So many games i've never played, and i feel like i should give at least some of them a chance. I'll be pretty ruthless though...an hour or two to impress, or into the bin you go.


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