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Godtear Beats the Odds - Review

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Scout Board Game Review

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The Split - Review

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30 Jun 2022 17:25 #333968 by Ah_Pook
I bought DNF Duel, a very anime fighting game from the makers of Guilty Gear and other stuff. It has one button controls for the special moves, which I wanted to try since I don't have an arcade stick for my ps4. It also scales back the insane mobility that you typically see in these kind of fighting games, which is probably good for me since I haven't been into a fighting game seriously in like 15 years at this point.

It's fun! I'm also very bad at it :laugh: I just have no feel for the cadence of the gameplay atm, but I guess that's to be expected after only playing for a few hours. It's interesting playing a game like this with smash style special moves, since it removes a lot of the execution barrier... But definitely not all of it. There's still a lot of serious timing and knowledge required here (as evidenced by my getting absolutely crushed online so far).

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05 Jul 2022 14:55 #334030 by Rliyen
Played a good bit of Generation Zero this weekend. With the recent patch, it now feels less of a slog and way more fun when taking down big game mechs. Add to this, I was lucky and found SEVERAL 6 crown weapons. Let me say, this makes the game WAY LESS of a pain in the ass. I found an experimental .50 sniper rifle and hoo boy, that thing does not play around. You can take down a Tank with about 2-3 magazines, depending on the ammo type and development level of the mech. I also found an experimental AG4 that makes all rounds fire rounds and, my favorite... The Kpist SMG that has two settings-Overdrive and Automatic. Overdrive is the default setting and it sounds like a power drill when firing. The ROF is insane and can take down Hunters with a full mag or Runners with small bursts. Auto is a lower ROF and you'd only use that if you're running low on ammo, which is basically impossible since the game THROWS ammo at you in every possible way.

I also like taking out FNIX control point locations. Make some HEDP rounds, shell it until most of the structures are down, and then destroy the shield generators. All the while running like a madman and kiting the enemies. I really like CP base building, but I never thought that in 1989 Alternate Sweden THREAD is worth its weight in platinum. It's kinda hard to find and is necessary for building MG nests. Don't ask me how that logic works. I don't know, either.

Yesterday, before gallivanting off to Bay St. Louis to burst into flames on the beach, I bought Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock, which is a turn based, fleet based system. It's set in the 2003 series and uses the First Cylon War as the backdrop. It's a really good game and the look and feel of the 2003 series is felt. The best part was after I finished the tutorial, the computer asked if I wanted to see the replay. I said yes.

It's just like the fleet battles in the series, cinema vérité and all. I'm definitely going to play more tonight.

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06 Jul 2022 08:55 #334046 by Legomancer
Been playing Tiny Tina's Wonderland. So this is a Borderlands spin-off, set in a game of "Bunkers and Badasses", a TTRPG within the Borderlands universe. It's ostensibly fantasy, except the character of Tiny Tina (a 13-year old explosives expert) is running it, so there are guns.

Mechanically it's very much a Borderlands palette swap. FPS, missions, guns, shields, grenades (are spells), and so forth. But there are some differences. There's a new gear slot for "rings" and another one I haven't unlocked yet. Melee attacks are much better than in the BL games. There's an overland map you move around in from place to place.

The humor is very typical of BL...sometimes great, sometimes awful. One of the chattery NPS who hangs around with you just doesn't work and every line lands with a thud. The other is not too bad. Apart from TT, no other BL characters yet.

My main gripe is that the bad guy is voiced by Will Arnett. He's fine, but his voice is everywhere these days, and it's always just Will Arnett's voice, so the villain speaks with the same voice as Reese's Cup ads. Also it's a little too close to Handsome Jack's voice without being it, so it's odd. (And let's face it, HJ is forever going to be a difficult villain to top.)

But I'm having a good time with it. It's a nice diversion, fun, I'm playing on easy combat mode, it's all good.
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12 Aug 2022 11:36 #334989 by Rliyen
Stopped playing Generation: Zero due to game breaking bugs (e.g. infinite Tick spawning, leading to crashing of the game). Got back into playing Payday 2, and getting back into the groove.

Yesterday marked the 9th anniversary of the game! They now have an event running called "Piggy Bank". Essentially, you headshot LEOs, there's a chance they'll drop Piggy Bucks. You only have a limited time to pick them up before they blow up. Once you have the bucks, there's a golden little piggy sitting somewhere in the heist area with a zone of control. You toss the loot bag into the zone, and BAM! it's deposited. Once you fill the bank up 100%, it goes to Stage 2, all the way to Stage 5. Reason why you want to do this? Well, to unlock cosmetics of course (and you get an XP bonus depending on the stage of the piggy)! The easy ones were the suit and the gloves. I unlocked those last night.

The mask, however, was a different animal. The community had to collectively bag 3,000,000 Piggy Bucks into the bank; and you had to finish 4 different heists breaking the piggy bank, IIRC. Last night, that prerequisite was not done. This morning? DONE!

So, I picked a relatively easy heist and made myself a little late to work to get the Piggy to Stage 3. I broke the piggy and completed the heist. Mask is now mine!

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12 Aug 2022 15:30 #334996 by Gary Sax
I started Astroneer again, which is a good game. But it's really missing some sort of driving force. I contrast it with Terraria, which is another one of these sorts of mining and building minecraft style games, but Terraria has bosses you defeat and different criteria to meet. Astroneer has a little of this, but it's much, much less directed. It doesn't totally work for me.

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12 Aug 2022 15:48 #334997 by hotseatgames
I purchased Arcade Paradise, because of course I did... it's a business sim in which you manage a laundromat and add arcade machines to it to supplement income. Eventually the arcade will be the chief business.

You can play all of the machines, of which there are 35 or so. I have only played a couple, and can't really comment on quality other than to say they all seem like passable time wasters.

I want to use keyboard and mouse, but they made some odd choices with controls, so at this point I'd say gamepad is the way to go. I have only played the first day so I can't say if it's good or bad yet.
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13 Aug 2022 14:20 - 13 Aug 2022 14:22 #335002 by Ah_Pook
I'm like 5 hours into Cult of the Lamb, which is a combo cult/village management sim and roguelite action game ala Binding of Isaac. The action stuff isn't revolutionary so far but it's fun and fine, and the way it compliments the cult management stuff is really cool. I'm really enjoying it... The art is cute and the vibe is cute and creepy, as you sacrifice your cult members to off brand Satan or imprison them for being dissenters or whatever.
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17 Aug 2022 11:34 - 17 Aug 2022 14:25 #335049 by RobertB
Dragging Rebel Galaxy Outlaw back out. This must be a homage to Privateer and Freespace, especially Privateer. If you played Privateer in the past, you're playing it again, with a different story. It's not particularly deep, or particularly large. But if you're in the mood for space mining or blowing up bad guys, it'll scratch that itch.
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17 Aug 2022 12:11 - 17 Aug 2022 12:13 #335050 by Disgustipater
Anyone playing Rumbleverse? It’s a cartoony, free-to-play battle royale that is wrestling/melee-based. I’m still trying to learn how to chain attacks together and do better in combat, but I’m enjoying it.

My Epic Game Store ID is the same as here if anyone wants to duo sometime.
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