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#4241 User is offline   Maark Abbott 

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 07:51 AM

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View PostMaark Abbott, on 06 July 2020 - 12:33 PM, said:

A mate persuaded me to pick up No Man's Sky on game pass. As a co-op game it's actually kind of fun.


It's purrty.


You can also run about in mechs now...


There's a lot of co-op. Our plan has been to pool our resources and 'stagger' bases - i.e. one shared base per planet, taking turns to fund it.

Space combat sucks though.



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Posted 09 July 2020 - 05:54 AM

Huh, so Halo 2 campaign follows 2 stories? Interesting...

Finished the Earth bit. The Chief feels really fragile on Heroic. Curious to see where this Arbiter story goes.

Must say, those cinematics are pretty damn epic.
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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 09 July 2020 - 06:22 AM

Oh, you didn't know the Halo 2 story? I'm going to be interested in hearing what you think when you finish the game. There was a fair bit of controversy surrounding that game.
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Posted 09 July 2020 - 12:45 PM

View PostAptorian, on 09 July 2020 - 06:22 AM, said:

Oh, you didn't know the Halo 2 story? I'm going to be interested in hearing what you think when you finish the game. There was a fair bit of controversy surrounding that game.

Nope, I'm a total Halo novice. Been making my way thru the MCC since December as they get released on PC.
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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 09 July 2020 - 12:50 PM

It's just that Halo 2 is a game that gets brought up a lot when talking about fan expectations and developers swerving the fans - for example, the inclusion of the Arbiter is often compared to the Solid Snake/Raiden bait and switch in MGS2.

And 343 did something similar in Halo 5, I've heard.

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#4246 User is offline   Maark Abbott 

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Posted 10 July 2020 - 07:54 AM

View PostMentalist, on 09 July 2020 - 05:54 AM, said:

Huh, so Halo 2 campaign follows 2 stories? Interesting...

Finished the Earth bit. The Chief feels really fragile on Heroic. Curious to see where this Arbiter story goes.

Must say, those cinematics are pretty damn epic.


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Posted 10 July 2020 - 12:51 PM

View PostMaark Abbott, on 10 July 2020 - 07:54 AM, said:

View PostMentalist, on 09 July 2020 - 05:54 AM, said:

Huh, so Halo 2 campaign follows 2 stories? Interesting...

Finished the Earth bit. The Chief feels really fragile on Heroic. Curious to see where this Arbiter story goes.

Must say, those cinematics are pretty damn epic.


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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 10 July 2020 - 06:36 PM

Still trying to get back to normal, its been really hard though. The game just keeps coming back to me. I've expected it at times now, but other times I'm caught completely unawares and have to take a moment to lock in again on the future, have to keep saying to myself "windshield Kazooie, windshield... not rear view mirror." It's soooo difficult though. #Recovery #AchingForNormalcy #Support


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Posted 10 July 2020 - 07:20 PM

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 08:04 AM

Oh, ffs

Spoiler

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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 12 July 2020 - 04:53 AM

My fucking god Cold Steel 1 is chipping away at my sanity. I mean it is so good but so fucking much to get through on a 1st play if you care about everyone you have met along the way. Massive multi hr long dialogue rounds to get through over these 7 chapters. I have beat the final boss I think but I have no will to now go through another round of dialogue tonight. So I will hit it tomorrow early as fuck just to get it OVER WITH! Iím ready to get to CS2 or maybe just say fuck it and take a break for now and get on Destiny for a week till Ghosts of Tsushima hits next Friday.
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Posted 12 July 2020 - 01:16 PM

Astroneer is consuming my life. I think I need to take a break.

I just finished setting up a base on a third planet and travelled back to planet 1 to distribute some Tungsten and bring some zinc to planet 2 and 3. I've reached the point where I can build medium sized rovers and strap drills on them. Soon as I get my hands on some iron and start filtering gasses from the planets atmospheres, it's going to get crazy.
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Posted 12 July 2020 - 11:27 PM

Finished Cold Steel. Phew finally. Only 170+ hrs
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Posted 13 July 2020 - 02:36 AM

How the hell do you transfer shit over to a new cross save game? Iím doing wtf itís saying I think but itís giving me shit.
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Posted 13 July 2020 - 04:50 AM

Playing Cold Steel 2.
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Posted 15 July 2020 - 05:36 AM

Huh. Well, the Covenant just imploding like that was pretty epic.

Fuck fighting hunters in tight spaces, though. Probably spent 40 min trying to survive that encounter with 2 hunters and 4 grunts.

3 missions to go, and then it's time for Part 3.

Edit: that 2nd last mission was surprisingly easy. Only one problematic encounter (those damn flying bugs), and the Chief's story is over?

One more to go, but I'll save that one for tomorrow, I guess.

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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 17 July 2020 - 07:46 AM

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 08:23 AM

Played a couple hours of Ghost of Tsushima.

I'm not blown away by the game but it is fun to play as a Samurai. For those on the fence about the game I'd say wait for a sale. Tsushima's got a ton of atmosphere and novelty but it's a very middle of the road, overly familiar game in terms of Open world design.

And unfortunately the writing and dialogue is pretty generic and flat. Jin is about as charismatic as a house plant and the game doesn't really sell a feeling of anger or pride as a proper acting performance.

In a sense the game feels old. It's in the way a scene is framed and the characters animate, this feels like something you could have seen on any prior generation of console when a game was trying to tell a story. And that's pretty disappointing observation at the tail end of a generation that made some strong progress in this area. Especially when I've played Last of Us 2 just a few weeks ago.

Edit: On a less critical note I should add that if you're just looking for a run around and chop Mongols up Samurai game, it is fun. And I'm only just beginning to unlock the character abilities.

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 09:24 AM

View PostAptorian, on 17 July 2020 - 08:23 AM, said:

Played a couple hours of Ghost of Tsushima.

I'm not blown away by the game but it is fun to play as a Samurai. For those on the fence about the game I'd say wait for a sale. Tsushima's got a ton of atmosphere and novelty but it's a very middle of the road, overly familiar game in terms of Open world design.

Edit: On a less critical note I should add that if you're just looking for a run around and chop Mongols up Samurai game, it is fun. And I'm only just beginning to unlock the character abilities.


This is pretty much all I've got time for, and I've not got huge expectations that are likely to be dashed. TLoU2 is probably an awesome game, but I'm just not able to invest in anything like that at the moment.

On the downside I'm at work for the next 10 hours and wont get to look at it until this eve.

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So that's the story. And what was the real lesson? Don't leave things in the fridge.
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Posted 17 July 2020 - 10:12 AM

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View PostAptorian, on 17 July 2020 - 08:23 AM, said:

Played a couple hours of Ghost of Tsushima.

I'm not blown away by the game but it is fun to play as a Samurai. For those on the fence about the game I'd say wait for a sale. Tsushima's got a ton of atmosphere and novelty but it's a very middle of the road, overly familiar game in terms of Open world design.

Edit: On a less critical note I should add that if you're just looking for a run around and chop Mongols up Samurai game, it is fun. And I'm only just beginning to unlock the character abilities.


This is pretty much all I've got time for, and I've not got huge expectations that are likely to be dashed. TLoU2 is probably an awesome game, but I'm just not able to invest in anything like that at the moment.

On the downside I'm at work for the next 10 hours and wont get to look at it until this eve.

I'm the same and feel like I want to get the game for this reason alone!
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