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#4521 User is offline   Serenity 

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Posted 21 April 2021 - 11:29 AM

I picked up Wasteland 3 at 50% off on Steam last weekend so I've been playing a bit of that. Only about 5 hours in but I really like how XCOM the combat has become.

Also, a bit of MH Rise. I like that I can dip in and out of it, do a hunt or two and then go and play something else.
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Posted 01 May 2021 - 08:07 AM

I asked for a little head.

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 02:18 PM

w00t! Lent is over, I'm back to gaming!

Beat the last boss in "Foregone". Not too tough, got him on third try, I think. Don't feel like NG+ right now, though I'll probably do a run eventually, just to get the last 3 achievements for grinding out all the skill trees.

Started "Blasphemous". Man, this game.... it's no cakewalk. SO many insta-death pitfalls, and some of the enemies are real dicks.

Made it to the boss room in the Charred Visage Cathedral. This boss is basically bullet hell. I suck at bullet hell games. I think I might need to backtrack through the cathedral and try a different path to get some more upgrades so that I don't die as much.
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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 03 May 2021 - 02:45 PM

I've not been playing that many "games" recently - But I have had an idle incremental game relapse. I find that when I'm watching TV it helps keep me seated to have an idle game in hand.

So, I've begun playing 3 idle games at once.

I'm playing both Adventure Communist and Adventure Ages, which are basically the same game, only Ages was reskinned because some people objected to the communist theme. The two games are sequels to Adventure Capitalist, only better and more stream lined. You start the game clicking on a few buttons at the beginning and soon you're earning chests that unlock currencies and cards that you use to upgrade heroes, that automate, speed up and enhance the output of the various ressources you unlock as you play further and further into the game. It's simple and fun.

And then I started playing Kittens. Oh boy. This is an insideous idle game. The tag line "The dark souls of incremental gaming" is no joke. It's not so much an idle game as it's a spread sheet management game.

I've been playing the game for a few weeks and the game keeps opening up deeper and deeper subsystems that all feed into one another. You harvest catnip to feed your kittens. You harvest wood and minerals to build houses and libraries, etc. Then you start collecting metal and coal to upgrade stuff. And luxury items to trade. And soon I'm progressing through the history of kitten civilization, unlocking new scientific discoveries, creating religions, automating cultural progress and exploring the planet. I'm supposed to just check the game every now and then but I find myself just staring at the thing. Micro managing ressources, waiting for the numbers to fill up. Oh, this game's got me good. Good thing I don't have a social life.
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Posted 04 May 2021 - 01:28 PM

Whew, sworded that boss good, finally.

24% of the map explored, there seems to be only one way go now. Unless I missed another fake wall somewhere.

EDIT: May 5th: fake walls are annoying, but hide good secrets, like mana meter upgrades

I also found a relic that creates extra platforms so I can reach some out of the way items.

I desperately need a double jump though.

about 46% explored, beat another boss- this one was pretty formulaic, got him in like 4 tries. Got a few new locations to explore. I collapsed a giant upside-down bell. I hope that was a good thing?

Really good game so far.

This post has been edited by Mentalist: 06 May 2021 - 01:31 PM

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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 May 2021 - 08:22 AM

View PostAptorian, on 03 May 2021 - 02:45 PM, said:

And then I started playing Kittens. Oh boy. This is an insideous idle game. The tag line "The dark souls of incremental gaming" is no joke. It's not so much an idle game as it's a spread sheet management game.

I've been playing the game for a few weeks and the game keeps opening up deeper and deeper subsystems that all feed into one another. You harvest catnip to feed your kittens. You harvest wood and minerals to build houses and libraries, etc. Then you start collecting metal and coal to upgrade stuff. And luxury items to trade. And soon I'm progressing through the history of kitten civilization, unlocking new scientific discoveries, creating religions, automating cultural progress and exploring the planet. I'm supposed to just check the game every now and then but I find myself just staring at the thing. Micro managing ressources, waiting for the numbers to fill up. Oh, this game's got me good. Good thing I don't have a social life.



Just did my first reset in Kittens after around 3 weeks.

Got a 54% boost to all production and got to religious transcendence levels that I hear I will be able to convert into faith bonus once I unlock space travel and research metaphysics. I've been trying to stay away from the wiki because, like Dark Souls, the game doesn't tell you in detail what all the upgrades and expansions actually do. There's a lot of fun in trying to guess just what new functions do when they open up.

But looking up the faith mechanics and how to reset the game, I realize after the first reset I've only just begun the game - When I reset today I'd just entered the industrial age and was approaching rocketry and nuclear fission. But apparently there's space travel, time travel and summoning Elder Beings still to come.

I've read comments on Reddit from people who've been playing for a year and still not reached the end game despite doing dozens of resets.

EDIT: Just found out that Kittens is apparently in a genre called "Unfolding games". I looked up other unfolding games and I realized I was basically staring into the Abyss from which no social life or chores can be salvaged.

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 03:42 PM

Made an attempt to play The Director's Cut DLC for Borderlands 3. Been awhile since I last jumped on, and dang-it, I must have got sloppy with my loot the last few times I played because I spent about an hour cleaning up my backpack and bank. Holy snikees I had duplicates and low level legendaries. I didn't feel like starting any of the new missions after that, so instead I just tracked down the Xur of Borderlands - Maurice's Black Market vending machine. Just like Xur in Destiny 2 a weekly reset happens and the vending machine moves to a new location. Aw man, you can buy legendaries, but shit is expensive!
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Posted 11 May 2021 - 01:15 AM

Still marathoning through AC Valhalla. Level now up to 320s-ish, iirc. I've taken out all the Zealots except one. Been working on just finding all wealth, mysteries and encounters (which amount to little side quests). There are so many of them, I've spent the majority of my time doing that. The map is looking picked clean now and void of any of the yellow, blue and white markers that correspond to these.

Playing this game and traversing everywhere on the map has agitated a question I need to ask - What's the deal with hedgerows in England? They're everywhere. Good thing my horse can jump, but I make it a mini-challenge to spot the openings and gallop through them instead of jumping over the hedgerows, which are EVERYWHERE.
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Posted 12 May 2021 - 02:52 PM

Blasphemous update: YUSSS

I beat that stupid Bloodstained crossover time trials quest. Never doing another lantern jump ever again.
Beat the next boss right after- took maybe 5-6 tries, until I got comfortable with blocking basic moves.

Only the final boss to go, so might do a bit more scrounging for collectibles first- I need some more money to donate to the church for a new skin, and also for that retro arcade level (for another new skin).

Generally, the game's been a blast, and I kinda wanna play the NG+ just for the new bonus quest; but I've got a biiiiiig list of stuff, and this can wait.
Without the DLC content, this is a 9/10 game. Love the aesthetics and the atmosphere, the combat is fun, and although there's a lot of frustrating insta-death falls and spike pits, it's generally still a good time as a platformer.
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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 14 May 2021 - 12:52 PM

Beat the last boss in Blasphemous, and figured I'd call it quits. There's still NG+, and I didn't finish the retro 8-bit stage, but I'm getting annoyed at having to grind the Tears to pay for each run at it-it's set up as an arcade mahine that costs 2500 Tears per run. Not a crazy amount, but I'm just getting tired of it.

Overall, pretty fantastic game. I'd have liked an encyclopedia of some sort that kept track of lore of all the key items I had to use/give away, though. Other than that (and the annoying difficulty spike that was that Convent boss), I largely had a blast with it. The bonus DLC content (the time trials) weren't the best addition imo, since they emphasized a mechanic that got introduced early on, but only needs to be used once to get a collectible in the main game; Whereas the time trials make it one of the key elements. So this was annoying and a significant chunk of my 66-odd hours was spent trial and erroring those. By comparison, only one boss in the main game took me more than a dozen tries.

"Iconoclasts" is very different. It's colourful, feels pretty anime, but the actual story is pretty dark if you think about it. It's really chaotic, too, as a bunch of platforming and puzzle-solving gets interjected by some cutscenes, then a chase sequence and a boss fight; It's certainly a major change of pace.

Edit: the dialogue gets worse, though the world setup is interesting.
This is much more of a puzzle game than a combat-focused one, and it's pretty cool. Not a whole lot in terms of exploration, as the story feels pretty linear, and there's not much use for all the extra stuff I'm collecting (so far). I wonder if it might get more open as I get more abilities?

This post has been edited by Mentalist: Yesterday, 03:35 PM

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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 Today, 10:17 AM

Wasn't really feeling any of the games I had lined up so I decided to pick a wild card from Gamepass. I started up Crackdown 3 and I am having a blast with this game.

I can understand why it didn't get a strong reception and Microsoft wasn't pushing the game, because it looks and plays like an Xbox 360 game. But this feels like all the good parts of the 360 era.

This is basically just more Crackdown. You run around chasing ability orbs and shooting people. Kills for skills is in full effect and the legendary Agency leader is constantly in your ear urging you to be aggressive and get stronger.

Also Terry Crews is a perfect fit for this game. Just the right amount of over the top energy.

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