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What are you playing?

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

  1. Tone_E

    Tone_E Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I made it to the first big city and quit. I had all the DLC loaded at the time and i was running into lvl 40 quests when I was only lvl 8 and shhh, then there was a lvl 20 side quest at the same level for some special weapon from a blacksmith that I tried and got owned, and I was like, F this, I am not gonna go around looking for quests my level.

    Great game, but next time I try, I won't be pre-installing any DLC until I finish the main campaign.
     
  2. KeyFin

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    Just watched the preview, looks super cool! I might grab it tonight, thanks!
     
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  3. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Raheem Club Member

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    TW3 has a very unusual leveling and XP system that's mostly built around completing quests around where your own level currently is at. If you wait too long and don't do a quest until you're well above it, you'll get little to no XP, so its best to just focus on the ones around where you are as you come to them, and just keep the others that are high level for later on.
     
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  4. Tone_E

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    Consensus one of the greatest games ever made, and not too expensive these days.
     
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  5. Tone_E

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    I always felt under leveled, as early as level 5. Seemed like leveling up took forever. I'll keep that in mind next playthrough.
     
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  6. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Raheem Club Member

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    It took me a while to understand it all. Honestly, I didn't fully understand leveling, the skill tree, and how to use the mutagens until I'd read some really good articles explaining it before my second playthrough, after the DLC had been released.

    The good thing is that if you have both DLC packs (which I highly, highly recommend, because they're awesome), the maximum level is increased to the point where if needed, you can get as high as you need to in order to get though most things. When I did my third playthrough this past Spring after the PS5 upgrade was put out, I was good to go the entire way through. It was the first time that I was able to beat several bosses without dumbing it down to easy mode.
     
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  7. Unlucky 13

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    I've had a lot of people recommend Dragon's Dogma to me when I've asked for suggestions, and given that its included in PS+ this month, I decided to give it a try. I'm trying to be open minded, but man is it rough around the edges. The PS4 remaster plays like a C-level Skyrim and looks like a PS2 era Final Fantasy game. It also gives the player too little information and guidance, and I'm glad that I'm very experienced with the genre or I worry I'd be pretty lost.
     
  8. invid

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    You really have to evaluate it in a vacuum, and you also have to realize it was originally released two generations ago. It was a very unique release for its time. The climbing monsters, the vocation/pawn system, the grimmer narrative, the day/night cycle was pretty different compared to other action RPGs of its time.

    I played it pretty religiously on release and enjoyed the heck out of it, and I'm sure it's shown its age. My buddy has played through it half a dozen times, but I wasn't that zealous about replays 10 years down the line. It took elements of games like Shadow of the Colossus, Dark Souls, and other games for its unique mixture. The obtuseness of its quests was also against trend in the era of follow this path conveniently marked for you, do the questy thing, and fast travel back. The damage scaling is a little wonky. No other game has touched it, scalewise, on the spell casting front. It's not for everyone, but it was for me when it first released.

    I will play the hell out of the sequel. It looks way more expansive than the first.

     
  9. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Raheem Club Member

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    Yeah, all of those features are about the opposite of what I like, lol. I want bright, not grim, and give me all the information possible!
     
  10. invid

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    Bought my partner Super Mario Bros. Wonder as part of her Xmas complement of gifts so we can play coop. Only played a couple of levels so far but us putting our heads together to try to figure out the secrets has been a pretty fun coop experience so far. I was worried it was going to be too easy but it's been a good balance so far.

    I got $125 in PS Store gift cards. I got Baldurs Gate 3 for 10% off and put my pre-order in for Dragon's Dogma 2. Excited to dig in to Baldurs Gate 3. I've been watching a lot of videos in anticipation of getting it for Xmas.
     
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  11. Unlucky 13

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    I got Assassin's Creed Mirage, God of War Ragnarok, Hogwarts Legacy and My Time at Sandrock, so I've got lots to keep my busy for the forseeable future.

    I finished Dragon's Dogma, and had a solid time with it, but it didn't grab me the way it seems to a lot of other people. I wish that I could build a team of permanent pawns to keep that would level up instead of having to switch out every five levels or so. I'm going to keep a close eye on the sequel, but I won't buy it at release either way. I'll wait for a nice sale some time later on.
     
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  12. Tone_E

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    Enjoy! I just started Elden Ring for the first time. Lvl 30 vagabond. This is my first souls game.
     
  13. Unlucky 13

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    Too dark and difficult for me. No interest in that genre. But I know its extremely popular.
     
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  14. invid

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    I'm on my 2nd playthrough with about 20% of the game left. I have 300+ hours into it. The build-crafting is so fun.

    Late to the party, but I've been playing Sunbreak, the expansion to Monster Hunter Rise, while I wait for Dragon's Dogma II.
     
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    I started My Time At Sandrock a month ago and I'm 110 hours in. When I finish I'm going to jump back into God of War Ragnarok, and I figure I'll be focused on that one at least until the end of February.
     
  16. Unlucky 13

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    These are the games coming out during the first half of the year that I'm absolutely interested in and will eventually be getting, although none of them at release.







     
  17. invid

    invid Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Woo!

     
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  18. Unlucky 13

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    I completed the main story of GoW Ragnarok, but had to dumb the difficulty all the way down to story mode to do it. I swear that on the new console generation, games are getting more and more challenging than ever. Story used to be for people who don't even usually play games or for children to get their way through at a level where its almost impossible to fail. Now, its as difficult as normal used to be.

    The story of the game was very satisfying and emotional, though. I was glad to see it through to the end. I started playing the DLC, but was sad to find that its mostly a series of difficult combat and timing challenges and not more of the RPG-style game. I'll eventually get back to it and try more, but for now I'm putting it down and moving onto Hogwarts.
     

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