Board Logo
« The Video Games Thread »

Welcome Guest. Please Login or Register.
Nov 23rd, 2017, 5:12pm



« Previous Topic | Next Topic »
Pages: 1 ... 22 23 24 25 26  Notify Send Topic Print
 veryhotthread  Author  Topic: The Video Games Thread  (Read 32798 times)
Will

ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 706
xx Re: The Video Games Thread
« Reply #345 on: Jul 25th, 2014, 10:39am »

So it's Typing of the Dead meets Little Big Planet. I was going to mention Oregon Trail (did that have typing?), but then I remembered that I can't remember much of anything about it other than playing it on an ancient, gross computer to try and overcome the doldrums of detention.

But can't any modern game improve on mid-'90s PC games in artificial intelligence? How about improving on the average SNES game? It doesn't matter what games look like -- rather, that's all that matters because -- they are consistently as weak on intelligence as games running on Commodores. That's where games could be, should be, the most exciting, but instead we get presentation as the catch-all -- either filmic wannabe efforts or indies that rely on 8-bit nostalgia.

I suppose the specific positive is that the game looks more alive than Arkham Origins. Wait. Is that a positive?

Quote:
Ted from Tenses (Ok that is obscure, but articles said they had random one panel characters from the 1950s so Ted is less obscure than that!)


Five people like Tenses. Maybe. Two of them are on this board.

Grant Morrison is about the only force that could change that.
« Last Edit: Jul 25th, 2014, 10:50am by Will » User IP Logged

Chaos

ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 342
xx Re: The Video Games Thread
« Reply #346 on: Sep 5th, 2014, 10:35am »

Been mainly playing Civ 5 BWN and Skyrim as got it in steam sale

Skrim is pretty awesome. Have to run it in Windowed mode or it stutters like crazy, but not that big a deal. Got a few mods. One to make better looking females, one where potions way fuck all and lock pick pro

Got me smithing to 100 and close to max on alchemy and enchanting too. When all maxed i'll make some hardcore armour and weapons

Have a stealthish character. Can one shot kill most with my dragon bow. Picked up that Mjoll the lioness (or MoJo as i call her). She's i learned marked as essential so can;t die, which is nice....though with the good comes the bad as she won't shut her fucking mouth. Also she's a fussy bitch. Made a daedric bow and gave it to her, but that want good enough for her. Only would use a dragon biw


Very much enjoying it though
User IP Logged

angry

User Image

User Image
TheMidnighter

ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




Homepage PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 1227
xx Re: The Video Games Thread
« Reply #347 on: Sep 26th, 2014, 6:17pm »

In the past, I have been more active. I have some updates.

1) I've bought a couple of games on the PlayStation Store with the sale that is going on: Braid, Proteus, Valiant Hearts, Rogue Legacy, Munch's Oddysee HD and SteamWorld Dig. I look forward to playing these games as most of them come recommended to me by a friend.

2) I have started playing my first MMORPG (I don't count my 45 minute flirt with DC Universe Online): Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. I have owned this game for a year and only now started playing it. Last year, I was in the middle of a move and since then I have never really had/taken the time to play it. I finally did it and I have to say I rather enjoy the game.

3) I bought a capture card and have experimented capturing my gameplay and live streaming it. It has been a lot of fun to play a video game and to talk in the chat with people that like the game as well.
User IP Logged

"One among you will shortly perish."

My free music
Will

ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 706
xx Re: The Video Games Thread
« Reply #348 on: Sep 30th, 2014, 07:25am »

I liked Munch's Oddysee (did I spell it wrong to make it right?) a lot. But that's a memory from 2001, so...well tell us what you think. I doubt it's aged badly. Stranger's Wrath is an interesting hybrid of a TPA/FPS in the Oddworld universe.

I bought a bunch of Platinum games...Vanquish, Bayonetta (360 version; PS3 version is supposed to be the worst copy since the Boys From Brazil), Metal Gear Rising. They're everything that Devil May Cry wishes it was; which makes perfect sense and no sense simultaneously, considering the pedigree.

Vita is dead, was dead...long live Vita (is that "long live life"?!). I'm gonna hack it.
User IP Logged

TheMidnighter

ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




Homepage PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 1227
xx Re: The Video Games Thread
« Reply #349 on: Sep 30th, 2014, 7:32pm »

I've started with Valiant Hearts: The Great /war and thusfar the game appeals to me. The music sounds especially amazing.

I have owned MG Rising: Revengeance for quite a while now--someone did not want the game and gave it to me--but I have yet to play it. Let me know how you like it. Does the Devil May Cry style fit with the Metal Gear Solid universe?

I did not know the PS Vita was hackable.
User IP Logged

"One among you will shortly perish."

My free music
Will

ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 706
xx Re: The Video Games Thread
« Reply #350 on: Oct 2nd, 2014, 05:38am »

Revengeance is more free-form than the classic DMC games. You can manipulate the camera on the fly which makes it feel closer to Itagaki's Ninja Gaiden. The ability to parry also makes it more free flowing, fast, frantic-but-technical whereas the elements in DMC tend to betray the series roots within/from Resident Evil: combat tends to feel slower, walled off, claustrophobic.

I haven't played much of Rising but it's frenetic in such a way that it conflates its setpieces/spectacle superbly with the gameplay.

Vita. Yeah, Vita. It's hackable into the PSP kernel, which is somewhat of an improvement: dual analog for PS1 games, then, and, I'd guess, the ability to emulate stuff like Third Strike. Just last week there was a tease about them being "close" to a full hack.

The idea of Dreamcast games on Vita is appealing. We can do it on most phones right now, sure, but I'd prefer to run the stuff off Vita rather than snapping a controller on a phone. I'd love to see what speed a development community could get out of a PS2 emulator.

There are still games on Vita I plan on buying, and I think it's great. At the same time, it's such a depressing disaster compared to the PSP. Imagine Vita running a new GTA, MGS, Tekken, etc. Just give me a 3rd Bday sequel, dammit!

Instead we get to hear from company men like Yoshida about how iOS ports are "still games". From the promise of PS3 games on the go to Fruit Ninja, what's the difference?

Fucker.
« Last Edit: Oct 2nd, 2014, 05:39am by Will » User IP Logged

Chaos

ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 342
xx Re: The Video Games Thread
« Reply #351 on: Oct 6th, 2014, 1:42pm »

Got Shadow of Mordor. Even though you are just killing orcs non stop, it's so much fun and becomes even more so once you get some more upgrades. I can really fuck them up now. Form some reason i also got two DLC codes, even though just bought it in store....which was nice as the dark ranger outfit looks boss
User IP Logged

angry

User Image

User Image
Clerk

ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

Beside Clerk In Time


PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 526
xx Re: The Video Games Thread
« Reply #352 on: Nov 15th, 2014, 10:05pm »

My gaming list is ungodly large right now.

So I bought an Xbone, and ended up getting a Kinect for pennies off of CL for curiosity. I have to say, even though the motion sucks, the voice controls are pretty nice. Ill be folding laundry and controlling Netflix like the lazy American I am.

So Xbox One exclusive wise:

Forza 5 - I never cared for realistic racers. Tapping your brakes to make a basic turn? Nah give me Cruisin or Mario Kart any day. But Forza uses the rumble in the triggers for pedal feedback, and now I actually feel like Im in control of those simulator turns. It's hard to play driving games on Playstation after that.

Dead Rising 3- It's okay. I found the controls to feel a little off, but the removal of the time limit helps my enjoyment factor (I know that's blasphemy to hardcore DR fans).

Ryse- Graphics showcase, nothing more. Basically a 5/10 game.

Sunset Overdrive- Fuck. Yes. This fucking game. When they showed the gameplay at E3, I thought it was mega staged and that the game itself wouldn't be as seemless and fun. I was wrong. Basically Fun: The Game. Mirrors Edge meets Jet Set Radio plus guns. Havnt been able to put it down.

Also, Bayonetta 2 is amazing. I never was into the Devil May Cry games, but after Metal Gear Rising nanomachined all over my face I decided to check out the history of kuhrazy. Although easier than most of those types of games, Bayonetta 2 is at the top in terms of variety and fun factor.
User IP Logged

Will

ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 706
xx Re: The Video Games Thread
« Reply #353 on: Dec 11th, 2014, 07:43am »

on Nov 15th, 2014, 10:05pm, Clerk wrote:
Sunset Overdrive- Fuck. Yes. This fucking game. When they showed the gameplay at E3, I thought it was mega staged and that the game itself wouldn't be as seemless and fun. I was wrong. Basically Fun: The Game. Mirrors Edge meets Jet Set Radio plus guns. Havnt been able to put it down.


I also get Super Mario Sunshine vibes from it. Is it a remaster? tongue

Quote:
Also, Bayonetta 2 is amazing. I never was into the Devil May Cry games, but after Metal Gear Rising nanomachined all over my face I decided to check out the history of kuhrazy. Although easier than most of those types of games, Bayonetta 2 is at the top in terms of variety and fun factor.


I'm miserable at the DMC games. It's probably extreme apathy -- the enemy A.I. is shit, I hate how cramped stages tend to feel, and Dante just...feels floaty, like he's underwater. And I'm miserable at Bayonetta. But I actually like Bayonetta, so I guess it isn't apathy. I just suck at these games.
User IP Logged

TheMidnighter

ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




Homepage PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 1227
xx Re: The Video Games Thread
« Reply #354 on: Dec 11th, 2014, 09:36am »

I saw a great PS4-bundle deal and persuaded myself it was the best deal I would find before Bloodborne, The Witcher III, Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy Type-0, Batman: Arkham Knight and hopefully more good games came out.
User IP Logged

"One among you will shortly perish."

My free music
Will

ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 706
xx Re: The Video Games Thread
« Reply #355 on: Dec 12th, 2014, 12:14pm »

I really hope The Order bombs. It wont of course. The game looks daft. Like a transparent mire. It's got a future-Victorian aesthetic that makes me think of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and "gameplay" that is nothing more than feint for some hack's deluded need to make a film...out of a videogame.

The game looks like it could be played by a chimp. Right after that chimp gets done jerking off, throwing shit and playing a Facebook garden simulator.

Who would have guessed that Dragon's Lair would still be promoted as "the future" thirty(?!!) years later?

Hopefully VR kills QTEs, braindead A.I. and over-scripted narrative adventures from failed film students.
User IP Logged

TheMidnighter

ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




Homepage PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 1227
xx Re: The Video Games Thread
« Reply #356 on: Dec 19th, 2014, 08:51am »

Argh, I don't know where to place this. I went with video games because it starts with Lego Batman 3 but it continues into continuity, retcons, current DC lore, the abundance/density of comics, and how the movies don't embrace The Weird of the comics.

I'm curious what you guys think of Game Theory's video. I don't watch his stuff religiously but he had a nice video about Chrono Trigger and the Bible a while back.

User IP Logged

"One among you will shortly perish."

My free music
Will

ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 706
xx Re: The Video Games Thread
« Reply #357 on: Dec 26th, 2014, 5:08pm »

In many ways post-Crisis was an attempt to cull the "weird" from DC. The last decade has almost completely turned against that thinking, with Geoff Johns' nostalgic neoteny becoming company mindset. The other portion of that was Grant Morrison's positive postmodern deconstruction of the universe, pivoting off Batman.

I went through a lot of his work a year ago on Batman. It's interesting how subversive the work is, centering as it does -- I'd argue -- on Batman as a Nazi symbol and, by extension, either the "true" Superman or the anti-. All this works through, unsurprisingly, both the ridiculous pre-Crisis continuity and the occult; my takeaway, then, from Morrison's work was of Bruce Wayne as a crypto-Jew/WASP conflation (The Return of Bruce Wayne has fun with this) and Batman as this great bastardized pulp character, freely stealing from many archetypes (again, the meta/internal nature of Return of Bruce Wayne).

I wrote entirely too much on the subject, then threw it aside because I was too far from finishing.

In a distilled sense, Morrison remade or "discovered" the true nature and history of Batman. Working off the sun god mythology that is omnipresent in our culture, but best known in DC's Universe through Superman. He posits Batman as a subversion or dark mirror of the sun god, imagining him as the Black Sun God (largely known as a/THE Nazi occult symbol.). It's rather fascinating. Maybe Morrison's Batman is really a sequel to The New Adventures of Hitler?

I didn't watch the video. These Youtube deconstructions always kind of ick me out. Maybe I'll check it out later. I do think the image is on-point, at least if we take it to mean that the two flagship characters are coming largely from the same mythologies/archetypes/occult symbols.
« Last Edit: Dec 26th, 2014, 5:12pm by Will » User IP Logged

TheMidnighter

ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




Homepage PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 1227
xx Re: The Video Games Thread
« Reply #358 on: Jan 4th, 2015, 4:39pm »

Over Christmas I was back in the Netherlands. I had ordered a copy of Batman: Arkham Origins because I heard it had great Mr. Freeze DLC. I take the game home to Canada and find out it's an Asian (region 3) copy. Since I have a European PSN account, the European DLC available to me for purchase will never work on it.

What the heck? I feel misled and the shop had better rectify this. It pisses me off.
User IP Logged

"One among you will shortly perish."

My free music
Will

ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 706
xx Re: The Video Games Thread
« Reply #359 on: Jan 21st, 2015, 04:20am »

DLC is garbage. We went from free Hurricane Packs on Xbox to "season passes" that cost $20. Then there are pre-order bonuses that make games into Barbie Dream Houses. The joke is, wait six months to a year and you'll be able to buy the GOTY Edition for half price with all the content that was supposed to make you buy early @$80.

Though Sony/MS are ostensibly region-free now, they certainly screw people through the networks and DLC. But that's Wii U is here for: to remind the few of us that know it exists, and what it is, how much worse things could be with Sony and Microsoft.

I picked up Yakuza 3 last year (?!) and the advertised DLC was outdated by two years. Why does DLC outdate? Because the given publisher wants to completely frontload sales. When a game drops in price after it bombs/has been on store shelves a half-year, their incentive switches from selling to aversion therapy; sometimes Pavlov's Dog needs to be punished in order to learn a new trick. There will never be a GOTY Edition of Yakuza 3 because its, well, Yakuza 3. So they packaged it with a killswitch. At least it was packaged.

Xbox ushered in, mostly, positives from the PC world: hard drive, online play, and incipient DLC. PS360 brought the negatives: broken games "fixed" through patches, and the aforementioned season passes, pre-order DLC and coupon codes that have the shelf life of a grenade with a pulled pin (there's an Xbox 360 RROD tie-in).

Went from the conflation of DLC/patches at no charge to...well, let's skip ahead. PS Now isn't quite now...but it will be. Everything will be less-than-DLC...that you rent...I mean stream. Microsoft was so inept that the consumer figured out what they were up to (what do expect from the company that was started by Bill "Golden Rice" Gates?). Sony is quietly implementing a system that will, hopefully (from their perspective) create the same outcome.

We now have dumbed-down-PCs-as-consoles. Expansion packs and broken retail releases would be okay -- some '90s to break up the monoculture's self-reverence within the inevitable, ongoing and already tired '80s revival -- if only the Live/PSN membership came with the ability to mod any game on the console that was network enabled. But that would benefit the consumer, so what the fuck am I thinking?

Speaking of which, did you buy DriveClub yet?
« Last Edit: Jan 21st, 2015, 05:10am by Will » User IP Logged

Pages: 1 ... 22 23 24 25 26  Notify Send Topic Print
« Previous Topic | Next Topic »

Donate $6.99 for 50,000 Ad-Free Pageviews!

| Conforums Support |

This forum powered for FREE by Conforums ©
Sign up for your own Free Message Board today!
Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Conforums Support | Parental Controls