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What are you playing?

Discussion in 'Gaming Forum' started by Desides, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. invid

    invid Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I've also picked up Elden Ring. Its pretty tough but I'm finding it enjoyable. It took me 30 tries to beat the Crucible Knight gaol last night. However, I feel a lot better at the game after that fight. That fight teaches you to dodge INTO attacks rather than back.

    It's more Souls than Borne (which makes sense). The best part of Bloodborne was that nifty sidestep that replaced the Souls-roll. BB was my first Souls game and while it's recommended as a good entry point for those looking to get into the series, man I've missed that sidestep in some of the following entries I played.

    I've cleared all of Limgrave and have made my way south into the Weeping Peninsula. I'm about 20 hours in, around level 40. I'm not the biggest fan of fail-states so I've been paying attention to the guides regarding NPC quests and which order to do them. I don't want to kill the feeling of exploration so I'll explore an area of the map, and then when I feel like I'm done with an area, I'll check a guide to make sure I didn't miss anything.
     
  2. invid

    invid Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I'm still playing Elden Ring. I'm about 100 hours in, a shade below level 100, and only about 3/5 through the game. It's really really massive. I'm doing a STR/INT build because it's unique and having a good time switching up weapons and their respective skills throughout the playthrough.

    Nothing gets your blood pumping like a boss fight in this game. Luckily I've been able to beat most my first try. I've found most of them pretty fair so far. My favorite weapon has been the Greatsword which looks like Guts' great sword from the Berserk manga. Pretty cool.
     
  3. Deus ex dolphin

    Deus ex dolphin Well-Known Member

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    Back yet again to No Man's Sky with the Outlaw and Leviathan expeditions. Stray is on my radar next month, but I am tempted to go back to Horizon: Forbidden West with the new game+ option.
     
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  4. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    I look forward to checking out no man's sky in the future. It looks so much better now in videos than when I played it.
     
  5. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    Did anyone else go for it and upgrade their Playstation account? I wasn't honestly planning on it, but it was only $27 for me to do it through December, so I said what the hell why nort? A couple of games I haven't played before make it worth it.
     
  6. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    Nope, already have game pass, not interested in another service on playstation really.
     
  7. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    I have Red Dead Redemption 2 a try, and confirmed pretty clearly that I was correct that I wouldn't like it. Very glad that I didn't pay for it.
     
  8. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito.

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    Playing Humankind. They made a few updates that make the game more fun.
     
  9. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    I finally got my PS5 :up:

    Randomly going to Target's Ap most days at 8am finally paid off. My local store didn't have any, but one about an hour's drive did. So I put into my cart and checked out and boom, I'm at home setting it up. Its like ten holidays wrapped into one, lol.

    I got the version that comes with Horizon Forbidden West, so I'm downloading that now, and I bought Gran Turismo 7. After that I'll see how much space I have left and what else I can fit onto the hard drive to check out.
     
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  10. Deus ex dolphin

    Deus ex dolphin Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the club, Unlucky13! Hopefully Sony can meet demand later this year, I got my PS5 at launch and never thought most people would have so much trouble getting one well over a year later.

    I was never really tempted to upgrade my Playstation account, that extra money will go toward PSVR2 at some point.
     
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  11. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    I don't think I'll ever be into VR. I don't even play first person perspective games, and my eyes are pretty bad.
     
  12. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    I am going to spend the $400 for the VR just to play Beat Saber.

    Which fits since I mostly use my $500 PS5 for CrunchyRoll and my $2000 Television for YouTube
     
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  13. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    You could do that with a Meta Quest 2 for less.
     
  14. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    A new console in the house is kind of like minor league promotions in baseball. One things leads to another, and everyone moves up.

    The PS5 becomes my gaming system in the man cave in my basement, and becomes the one plugged directly into the router via ethernet cable.

    The PS4 moves from the basement to the main level, and joins the Switch there as my kids (and often wife's) systems.

    The PS3 moves to the second story kid/rec area that we have, and now we have gaming consoles and blu ray players on every level of the house.

    And the Wii, which had been disconnected anyways, is moving to my mother in law's house.
     
  15. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito.

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    I COULD however, I am an American. I overspend based on brand. Plus **** Meta.
     
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  16. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    I can charge you more on the secondary market if it helps, and you'd be able to get it now. That seems American too. :)
     
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  17. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito.

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    Only if you throw in some crypto
     
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  18. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    I'm only a few hours into Horizon Forbidden West, but wow. Not only does the game pick up where the first one left off seamlessly, the cut scenes are breathtaking. They're easily and absolutely better than any animated movie I've ever seen. Just phenomenal.
     
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  19. Deus ex dolphin

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    My favorite game of the PS5 generation, though it is early.
     
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  20. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    I can definitely part with some PolkaDot.
     
  21. invid

    invid Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Really happy for you!
     
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  22. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    Thank you! I'm really enjoying it. What an enormous step up from the base PS4.
     
  23. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    I booted my PS5 up this morning, started playing Horizon, and about 15 minutes in, the console makes a brief high pitched scream, the screen turns blue, then black, then fades out, and the orange light on the console slowly fades off. It wouldn't turn back on. Went through self help online, then called tech support. Apparently a rare, but known issue, and I could send it away to get fixed with no timetable on the return.

    But, I only bought it ten days ago, so I checked with my local Target and luckily they had three in stock. So, I bought another one, and returned the first one, and I'm now setting up PS5 #2. Hopefully my luck is better with this one! I feel both cursed and blessed at the same time.

    I do think that I'm going to be very cautious with rest mode now, after reading that it can be a factor.
     
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  24. Tone_E

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    So I quit a while ago and just uninstalled Lost Ark. To make any progress it almost needs to be a second job, doing daily dungeons and other misc. missions on a main and as many alts as you can handle before going insane. That is not the reason I stopped. I get that my progress will be very slow compared to players that either pay or remain f2p, but in either case you still need a certain level of commitment that I wasn't putting in. So my personal slow progress wasn't an issue, and the game gives you a lot of ways to catch up.

    What bothered me are some of the mechanics, especially on 8 man raids where each person MUST do a certain thing during a mechanic, and if one person messes up it's a team wipe. There are several team wipe mechanics, but the one that needed 8-man coordination at the same time literally made me stop.

    It makes you have to research the dungeons before going is so that you are not a liability to everyone else. That to me kind of spoils the fun a bit.

    It also makes the game very toxic, which it is. I've had some randoms take the time to walk me through some mechanics and retry the dungeon multiple times, but generally the community is pretty toxic. The higher rating you have the more toxic it becomes. If you aren't perfect in a raid you get flamed. I'll never be perfect in a raid.

    To find a good and capable party you have to be perfectly spec'd/min maxxed to even be considered. I don't have a guild, or friends I can party with, so F Lost Ark. The combat was fun, but you don't do much of it to be honest. All in all, not for me.
     
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  25. invid

    invid Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I heard it's better now, but you nailed all the reasons why I stopped playing FFXIV.
     
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  26. Tone_E

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    I kind of enjoyed LA though, and was looking into FFXIV as an alternative. Too bad it is subscription based. Not interested.
     
  27. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    The new PS+ is in it's second month of existence, and just released they're second batch of games yesterday. And they're already messing things up majorly and pissing thousands of people off.

    They added the FF7 remake plus the PS5 exclusive Intergrade chapter to the service, which I (and apparently many, many others) have been looking forward to playing. However, if you bought the game on the PS4, like I did at release, you are ineligible to download and play Intergrade via PS+.

    So people who never bought it are great, they can download it and enjoy it for free as part of the service, but those of us who shelled out $60 already two years ago are rewarded with a big middle finger. How is that logical or fair?
     
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  28. KeyFin

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    That's nothing short of tragic- can't believe you waited for years, only for the system to go boom. At least you were able to return it and get another system quickly. I would have been cussing and screaming, LOL!
     
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  29. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    Oh trust me, I about crapped my pants, lol. But as cursed as I felt, I was just as lucky that I was both within the return window, and my local Target had some in stock for the first time ever that I'd seen that very day, and it was early enough in the morning to catch one.

    Before this happened, I'd read a few people caution using rest mode on the PS5 due to similar issues. But because I'd used it almost daily for eight years on the PS4, I figured why stop? Well, now I've stopped! I exit from the game and turn the system off every single time I'm finished playing. No chances.
     
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  30. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    I hit the 100 hour mark on Horizon Forbidden West today, and though I feel guilty about it, I've knocked down the game's difficulty settings in order to farm machine parts more easily to improve the high end weapons and armor. I absolutely did not mind grinding it doing it "the hard way" in the original game, and I'm pretty good at knocking the pieces off that I need, but this one forces you to go to hard to reach spots to fight some of the hardest enemies in the game, and even then you aren't guaranteed to get what you need when you kill them. It was too much, so I turned the loot to simple mode where you get everything as long as you don't destroy it in the process, and I switched the machines to lower health for the time being. Even still, its a big grind to get the things that I need, but its basically part of my gaming culture that I'm not heading into the final areas of the game without the best equipment that I can find.
     
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