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Still playing Apex Legends. I got a legendary skin for Octane, and am feeling very cool, indeed.
I love the fact that every 3 months or so, a new idea in gameplay is released for players to try without it affecting your standard build or standard game.
I've dropped a little money their way, as the game is FREE, due to spending shitloads of time on it but there is no need to do that.
I don't think this will affect many, but my internet connection is slow and this can entail me getting killed in the trap dungeons. I now have a ping notifier so I don't even start one of those dungeons unless I have a green ping and a stable connection. Frustrating, after an hours work, to get to the endgame of one of the difficult dungeons only to fall to insta death, due to connection issues (leaving the dungeon at any point, for any reason, resets your progress).
Thoroughly recommend this game but do some build research before diving in.
Unlike Diablo (whose builds largely remain unknown to me with the exception of Chicken) I pay absolutely zero attention to builds, strategies and such online. Effectively alone and autonomous.
Will I really have to shed my casual skin in order to complete the campaign?
Part 2 involves exploring specific maps using the map machine with powerful bosses on each map. Your level needs to be about 70ish before that happens though. This will automatically happen as you progress through the 10 Acts. Powerful abilities can be gained by completing The Lord's Labyrinth as you go through the Acts. It is through these labyrinths (solo dungeons) that you begin to specialise your character.
Once you have completed all 10 Acts you do not go through NG+ or any of that shit, you start an entirely new story which slowly reveals the hideouts of Gods.
Gary Sax wrote: Nuclear throne is SO GOOD. And I suck at it. It is simply the pleasure of getting through ~5 levels. The guns are so visceral in it. I can play over and over. It's such a contrast with Enter the Gungeon which people seem to like better but doesn't work as well for me.
I'm in the exact same boat. Been playing NT off and on since early access. The game it's become today is best in class. Gungeon is...fine? It's fine. But it's overlong and the combat just isn't as satisfying.
Also not enough screen shake.
How do you feel about it being an Epic gamestore exclusive? I honestly have a hard enough time remembering I have three other launchers on my hard disk somewhere for games I've played for a time. Even games I've liked such as the Heroes of Might and Magic series or Mass Effect series I can't be arsed to log in to play.
Legomancer wrote: as many of you know, I only play like 3 or 4 games, and one of them has a new one coming out! Borderlands 3 on 9/13. Honestly, all I want from a Borderlands game is more of the same, since I thoroughly enjoy the same.
If I am going to wait for it to hit steam, I might as well wait until it is in a steam sale and play December 2020.
If the only change they made was to let you skip the plot on the 2nd playthrough and leave all waypoints activated that would be fantastic. Getting to the third difficulty on my third character was pure torture.
UI is way too frenetic. Everything sparkles and wiggles and gleams and your eyes are pulled everywhere. It's hard to tell if any of it is meaningful, and it usually isn't. You can change graphics level and speed of animations, but you can't turn all this nonsense off.
Despite everything visually yelling and muttering at me, some important things aren't called attention to. If a card is unplayable, it's grayed out, but there's no indication of why (money, prereqs, production cost, etc.) Given that cards sometimes act wonky anyway, this can be annoying. Also, if you have a discount on a type of card, that discount is always applied. I personally would like to see some indication of what the "original" cost is.
You can't choose your color or AI colors. You can't name yourelf or AIs. If you're playing against one easy AI and one hard AI, there's no indication of which is which. Also, all AI players are gendered as male ("Yellow player passed his turn.")
The game board is, in my opinion, unattractive. The desire to make it look "real" means water spaces don't look great and other things are muddy and unclear. I'd prefer a flat, clearer board.
There's no undo or canceling out. At one point I was going to play the card that lets you steal Steel production from another player. I played it, but it turns out I was the only one with Steel production. No cancel, so I had to steal from myself. That's dumb on both our parts. Similarly, I placed a greenery tile, then realized I didn't want to. Too bad. Although no hidden information had been revealed, I couldn't undo it. That's just silly.
Still quite buggy. At one point the game decided I couldn't add to my Security Fleet as the first action. Sometimes it'll just plain not let you use an action you can use. Conversely, when you're out of actions it often acts as though you can do something you can't (you can't do it, but there's not an indicator that you can't because you're out of actions.) At one point one of my games stopped letting me access my cards in hand, so I had to pass. Another game did this except I also couldn't pass, and I had no option but to abandon the game, which then wouldn't resume.
You can play a game of TfM with this, but there's a lot that needs to be fixed before I can tell anyone else they should spend $25 on it.
All of your comments are spot on, though. The UI is bad - things that you just glance to see in the physical game are only accessible through one or more clicks. There's nothing to indicate what has or hasn't been tapped without drilling down into another screen. You can move the planet around - BFD. Sometimes the client's gets confused about who's resource screen it's trying to show you - your icon will be on the left, and some other player's resources will be on the screen. There is literally nothing that I've seen in the client that has made me think, "That's a pretty smart way to do X."
For those who haven't bought it: If you're a hardcore TM fan, I think you should wait a while longer. However, a lot of the problems are poor design, not just bugs, so waiting might not help. If you're not a hardcore TM fan, you should wait until the price drops to $5 or so.
It's short, but considering how you can get the deluxe edition at game stop for less than $3, it's worth it for the VR mission alone.
It's also a good way to introduce VR to young Star Wars fans.
One thing that sucks is that upgrades have to be bought and paid for individually, but you have a common pool of resources. So you have to upgrade your backpack for each person, for example, paying 3 times.