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Old 02-11-19, 12:00 PM
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I just started playing Dead Cells last night on Xbox... and i'm instantly addicted.

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On my break playing the above games, I downloaded Azkend 2 from my PSN+ free games and could not stop playing it. Thatís what I did all day Sunday.
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I would sit and play it for what only seemed like two hours, but it was actually five or six hours.... I needed the break. BTW how did you get leveled up so high? Did you buy XP boosters? I'm only level 32 and I only have two episodes of the story mission left...
i think that is what i did. i bought extra helix mistakenly and just bought the maps and whatever they had. XP boost was one of the purchases, i believe...
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RE2...will finish that and then who knows...
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Old 02-12-19, 02:43 AM
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Been mostly replaying my old stuff such as Hollow Knight and Celeste to save money for this week. Won't be saving once all the games hit tho, definitely going for New Dawn and Exodus
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^Cool! I worked on the original PS1 Kain.
Cool, Thatís one of my favorite games of all time.
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Cool, Thatís one of my favorite games of all time.
I'm glad to hear that people like it. It was a grueling amount of work. A lot of fun at times, but it took its toll.
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Started Spider-Man (PS4) last night

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I started Spider-man before Christmas (only got a couple hours in) and took a break from modern gaming. I've been firing up and rebuilding my N64 & Gamecube collection. So lots of Mario Kart 64 & Double Dash* and some Luigi's Mansion with my youngest. I also introduced her to Portal so we're just about done with that one. 1-2 levels left.

More recently I nabbed Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze on the WiiU for $10. That game is gorgeous and two worlds in, already kicking my ass.


* I have to say diving back into MK: 64 & Double Dash has really shone a spotlight on how far the franchise has dipped in quality. I mean there was always rubber-banding and giving last place players better items, but it's not near as bad in these two as it is in the Wii game and MK8. They've dumbed the series down to a "everybody's a winner!" type design with giant maps, over emphasizing penalizing the first place players with shit items. Dumping classic items like the mystery block. Widening maps so no one ever drives off the road, etc.
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I've played 100's of hours of MK8 and I've been playing the series since the beginning and other then the first one I find the rubber banding to be pretty consistent. Even with it if you're even slightly good at the game you should be destroying average players.

I play with family a couple times a year and I'll literally just go backwards for the first minute or so just to give me a challenge and I still never lose.
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Double Dash is still the peak of the series for me.
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Old 02-16-19, 10:03 PM
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I just got into playing Just Cause 2 for Playstation 3 a day ago. Im still in the beginning and just unlocked the 3rd Agency story mission.

Exploring, i wasnt expecting the islands to be huge. Took me 2 hours wandering in the snow mountains just to get to one of the military compounds to see what it was like
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Old 02-17-19, 06:58 AM
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I've played 100's of hours of MK8 and I've been playing the series since the beginning and other then the first one I find the rubber banding to be pretty consistent. Even with it if you're even slightly good at the game you should be destroying average players.

I play with family a couple times a year and I'll literally just go backwards for the first minute or so just to give me a challenge and I still never lose.
Winning isn't really the pont. I don't need them, but it makes the game more interesting instead of a snoozefest. In 64 & DD you still get decent items; triple red shells, mushrooms, stars, etc. I even got a lightning bolt in second place the other day in MK64. I could go three full laps in MK8 and get nothing but bananas and coins* which is boring AF. Losing other defensive items that made it fun for the lead players like the fake item block or the ghost/steal detracts from it as well.

Couple that with the super wide tracks which takes any skill out of staying on course and it just highlights the flaws of the newer games. The super wide courses started on the Wii, so I'm assuming that was done to overcompensate for how imprecise the motion controls were to help keep people on track and that just carried over to the WiiU & Switch with MK8. That's just a guess though.

The timed power slide in MK8 vs. rocking the analog is another ding, IMO. Just another way to simplify the game to remove any challenge. It doesn't bother me as much as the first two though.

*Collecting coins on the course is a decent concept, but to have them take up spots in item blocks is another ding. It takes the place of actual items so there is less battling between the racers.

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Double Dash is still the peak of the series for me.
I don't think it got as much love as it deserved. Looking at metacritic it's sitting at 87, but I don't recall player feedback as glowing.

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Finally finished up Fallout 4. Well, as much as I cared about, anyway. I had no desire to complete the handful of Nuka-World quests that were lingering around.

Went back to work on some of the accruing PS+ games on the PS3.

Started Syberia
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Trying to finish the rest of Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds (PS4)


I just started this on Friday. It's nice going back to this game nearly two years later, but it's still so good.
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Old 02-17-19, 10:48 AM
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On my break playing the above games, I downloaded Azkend 2 from my PSN+ free games and could not stop playing it. Thatís what I did all day Sunday.
Iím half way done on the last DLC for AC: Origins, Curse of the Pharaohs. Once I beat the game and get to level 55, I will had completed this game 100%.

Itís a bit repetitive but Iíll miss playing as Bayek.
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I just started this on Friday. It's nice going back to this game nearly two years later, but it's still so good.
Agreed 100%

That was my feeling as well. I originally bought the DLC on release in 2017 but my Teaching Schedule doesn't leave me with much downtime for Gaming.

Ended up putting the DLC aside in favor of the Nintendo Switch & Dragon Ball FighterZ (PS4).

Target's recent B2G1F Sale pushed me to finally finish the DLC 1.5+ years later
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Playing Hollow Knight on PS4.
Really great game so far, but I can see myself getting struck on a boss at some point and quitting out of frustration.
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I've been playing Persona 5 almost exclusively for the last two weeks. I'm hooked. I also played about 30 minutes through the beginning of Red Dead Redemption 2 last week.
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Anthem...and having a lot of fun.
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Anthem...and having a lot of fun.
Me too. My wife and I played it for five hours or so today. While I acknowledge some of the flaws (the collect-a-thon mission elements, in particular), we're still having a great time anyway.
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Picked up Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice from the library yesterday and installing it now.
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Me too. My wife and I played it for five hours or so today. While I acknowledge some of the flaws (the collect-a-thon mission elements, in particular), we're still having a great time anyway.
yeah. the load screens are numerous too, while not nearly 2m that many report, still a lot, but i love the mechanics and gameplay and flying is so natural and easy to control. i can't even drive in games, but i can fly in this one. too bad people got sour taste from the early reviews. sure, it's not without flaws, but if you don't think about that and just play for what it is, i think many would enjoy...
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