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Ah_Pook wrote: I picked up Slice and Dice on my phone, which is arun based tactical dice game. It's pretty much awesome. Each class in your party is represented by a custom die, and as you level up you change to different classes with weirder and better dice, and there's equipment that will change specific sides of dice and stuff like that. It's just real really fun.
Can testify, this is a lot of fun. Definitely worth $7.
jason10mm wrote: Starting the dive down the MAME arcade emulation rabbit hole and damn, it is a deep one. Once you start realizing that all the arcade games you loved back in the day and want to play now all had unique control schemes (Tron with the joystick and spinner, Assault with twin sticks with buttons, Star Wars with the yoke, Gauntlet with 4 players, Spy Hunter with a wheel and pedal) the "I want it ALL" control panel starts to look like something that could be used to play one of those Battletech sims they have at cons........hey now, can you get that software and use it at home....new rabbit hole, here we go!!
I built a full-on MAME cabinet many years ago, and did a 4 player control panel, even going so far as to re-create the panel for Guantlet in Adobe Illustrator. I also made two of the joysticks standard, added an extra rotating 4-way joystick in the center (for Q-Bert and Donkey Kong) and the outside two joysticks were actually rotary sticks because I was determined to play Victory Road and Ikari Warriors as intended. They were a pain in the ass and overall not worth it. I would have been better off adding a trackball.
Funnily enough: I only heard about it due to the recent BGG hotness of the soon-to-be-kickstarted board game of the same name. Not sure I'll bother with the board game - I mean, the main reason rogue-lite works as a genre in the video game world is because (aside from load screen waiting) there is ZERO tear-down/set-up between runs, and that surely cannot happen for a board game.
Still, I'm having fun on the console, so I'm grateful for that, at least.
Then I dragged out Skyrim for the sixth or seventh time. Once again I got about 20 hours into it and got bored. Maybe open worlds that are that open (Fallout 3/4 as well) just aren't for me.
While I was playing Skyrim, I thought, "If I'm going to play a big open world game, why don't I play Witcher 3 again?" So I did. Its story is about as subtle as a shotgun blast, but unlike Skyrim it tells you what it is, and what you need to be doing to keep the plot moving.
Skyrim is like a comfy old sweatshirt; warm and reassuring, but maybe a little worn in some places. I've enjoyed finding stories I hadn't seen before, but the world is so huge. It seems clear that a player wasn't meant to do them all (at least, not in one playthrough), but I still feel compelled to try.
Unfortunately, I must've done something to break a couple of the threads, as I can't seem to progress them anymore. I probably did them in the wrong order or blocked one by completing another.
RobertB wrote: Then I dragged out Skyrim for the sixth or seventh time. Once again I got about 20 hours into it and got bored. Maybe open worlds that are that open (Fallout 3/4 as well) just aren't for me.
This is where I am with WoW. I originally got back into it because I had friends that were still playing and were all geeked about Dragonflight, etc. But one of them got waylaid by another RPG that's taking all her time, one of them does nothing but raid with his guild, and another is swamped with real-life stuff that has kept him offline. So, I've spent the last three or four months, until recently, playing mostly by myself, outside of running dungeons with the LFG tool, which is precisely NOT what I wanted; hence, the "until recently" because I basically stopped playing two or three weeks ago and am probably not going back. It was fun while I leveled all my healers and a couple other toons, but now it's just doing the same stuff over and over and doing it alone in the MMORPG. The other complication is that I didn't realize that all of said friends play mostly Alliance, with Blizzard trumpeting the "war is (mostly) over" so you can actually play with your friends, cross-faction. But you still can't run dungeons or raids with them, which is mostly what I enjoy doing, so there went that. I tried logging on the other day and running one dungeon and it's kind of a bore and I'm just not interesting in doing rep grinds or the rather pedantic climb that professions have turned into.
We'll see what Diablo 4 has to offer when the beta starts at the end of this month.