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you know the drill. post what you are currently playing. add whatever else you goddamn please ;-)

bnw, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 16:43 (three years ago) Permalink

bioshock inf 2nd dlc - a bit of a let down, elizabeth's story is so muddled and confusing.
orcs must die - this game is pretty fun!

bnw, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 16:50 (three years ago) Permalink

I (and, ostensibly, my girlfriend, who mostly only plays the pinball stuff I bought for her) just bought a PS3 a couple of months ago, which I'm completely new to aside from crashing helicopters into gas stations in GTA IV at my brother's. So I've been excitedly hoarding games, since this seems to be the sweet spot between when previous-gen system come way down in price and when they go out of print and skyrocket. But I'm trying to be restrictive in my playing so that I don't play eight million things at once and fail to fully appreciate the varied experiences.

Althought I was completely put-off by it at first (complicated tutorials maybe shouldn't take place in the middle of combat under cover of darkness), probably 75% of my game playing time of late has been devoted to Just Cause 2. So much addictive fun, and great for brief, post-work mayhem sessions. Strangely haven't read or heard a whole lot about it outside of ILG threads, so thanks for that, y'all. Prior to that, I was mostly sucked into Skyrim, which initially impressed and then subsequently overwhelmed me with its breadth. I mean, I'm level 25-ish and realized recently that I'd completed somewhere pretty far south of 10% of the core game, so it feels like a thing that could just go on forever. I'll return to it someday when I'm ready to really dig in.

Other stuff in my current rotation:
Fez (not hugely into platformers but I'm really digging it; music and design and use of color are aces)
Minecraft (kinda don't know exactly what to do with it yet, but it's cool to mess around with)
Arkham Asylum (not crazy about the combat, but maybe I'm just not used to it yet; the beginning of the Scarecrow encounter was amazing)
Where Is My Heart? (cute, cool concept, good for short bursts)
Portal (just started this...the rest of the Orange Box is backburnered for the time being)
Deadly Premonition (not terribly far into it; definitely bizarre as hell but I'm undecided just yet as to whether it's my kind of bizarre)
Prototype (love it to bits; I think I'm near the end so I've been sitting on it for a little while to prolong the love...although I do already have the sequel)
Resident Evil 3 (revisiting after 15 years; controls are for shit but I'm building up anticipation to RE4)
Walking Dead (only played the first episode thus far but it was great and I'm looking forward to more)

I also have a ton of stuff that I've played <15 minutes of (The Saboteur, Tomb Raider reboot, Marvel Ultimate Alliance) that I'm looking forward to jumping into more fully soon.

Kinda want to make a (sadly & ridiculously long) list of the stuff I've acquired and get recommendations of what to tackle next.

Surprise, It's My Butt (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 9 April 2014 17:29 (three years ago) Permalink

MPQ and GTA5, exclusively, for ages now. Very very reluctant to start a new game atm

polyphonic, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 18:54 (three years ago) Permalink

rotation of dark souls 2 on ps3 and might & magic X and magic online on the laptop. nearly done with mmx and think i am going to finally play monaco. nearly done with ds2 but just going to keep playing it anyway.

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 19:38 (three years ago) Permalink

diablo 3 on pc! oh nooo

have a nice blood/orange bitters cocktail (mh), Wednesday, 9 April 2014 19:42 (three years ago) Permalink

I thought of something else I played recently: WSOP Full House Pro poker on xbla.

I am in a bad place. ;-)

polyphonic, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 21:23 (three years ago) Permalink

GTA5 in the evenings, still searching for those hidden items
Or Lego City Undercover on occasions.

Any other time I struggle to find time or energy to play anything else right now, I'm trying to design and develop my own games and I find that a struggle in itself.

Games that I *should* be playing anyway...

Pinball FX, really really should fire this up more often
Rayman, not even installed this yet
Red Dead Redemption (still not bothered to attempt the final mission)
Fallout3, embarrassingly never finished this either
Fuel, after having to purchase new PS3 I'll have to start all over again.
Just Cause 2, dropped off the radar a bit, dip into every now and again to get that 100% status
Minecraft/FTB, my only reason for not playing this more often is its just too daunting. In terms of time wasting goes this is the mother of all. FTB packs have basically kicked this game into mind blowing status imo.

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:00 (three years ago) Permalink

(With the exceptions of Pinball and Rayman you might notice a distinct pattern in the games I like)

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:02 (three years ago) Permalink

picked up gta 5 again just to round off the epsilon missions. i was convinced there would be a big heist at the end of all of it, because ripping off the scientologists seemed to make sense and how else would i ever get the cash to buy the golf course etc. so the only one getting ripped off was me :( officially done with this game.

also just finished xcom enemy unknown which i loved to bits. besides it was just long enough to keep my interest through the whole thing.

not really sure what to go with next. ps+ gave me lots of options. i'll probably get going on tomb raider, as soon as i stop struggling to like pes2014.

sonderangerbot, Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:35 (three years ago) Permalink

dayZ and nothing but dayZ. the slow small little updates that come out every couple of weeks just make it that little bit more appealing every day. i try not to think that's there's no real goal or 'end' to it.

NI, Thursday, 10 April 2014 17:28 (three years ago) Permalink

Dude, FRACT OSC is out. It's fun, but giving me a lot of flashbacks to Myst, due to heavy puzzles with occasional symbolic language hints. You're exploring this long abandoned machine world and you restoring operation to a giant synthesizer that you wander around in.

Stephen King's Threaderstarter (kingfish), Thursday, 24 April 2014 06:32 (three years ago) Permalink

SMT4, the soundtrack for this game is so good, running around a post-apocalyptic Tokyo to synthy krautrock <3 http://youtu.be/SG_gB4kb2oA

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 24 April 2014 13:23 (three years ago) Permalink

Oh, FRACT sounds great, might have to grab that.

emil.y, Thursday, 24 April 2014 15:32 (three years ago) Permalink

The only thing I'm playing at the moment is Letter Quest on my ipod. It's quite good but nothing mindblowing.

emil.y, Thursday, 24 April 2014 15:32 (three years ago) Permalink

portal 2 (3rd time), ni no kuni, assassins creed 4, dork souls

am0n, Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:39 (three years ago) Permalink

FTL and could be on this for a while now that I feel like I finally understand how to play it

anonanon, Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:42 (three years ago) Permalink

im obsessed

socki (s1ocki), Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:41 (three years ago) Permalink

so many ships still to unlock and haven't even touched advanced mode...

anonanon, Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:45 (three years ago) Permalink

I've been playing Kingdom Of Amalur, a game that apparently lost the taxpayers of Rhode Island $75m, recently. I kind of hate myself as it's another massive Skyrim-style time sink, but it's quite good fun.

Yuri Bashment (ShariVari), Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:45 (three years ago) Permalink

what IS advanced mode

socki (s1ocki), Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:51 (three years ago) Permalink

i havent even begun boarding as a tactic yet

socki (s1ocki), Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:53 (three years ago) Permalink

sorry "advanced edition"

As a reminder, FTL: Advanced Edition is a free content expansion for FTL. All current (and future) customers will receive this update regardless of where they purchased it. Prior to release, we will post detailed instructions on how to get the update from whatever digital vendor you originally purchased FTL.


New systems (clone bay??), new race, new ships, just lots more stuff, and it was released as a free sort of patch. It's a toggle option when you start a game, you can choose standard or advanced.

anonanon, Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:01 (three years ago) Permalink

I've been playing Kingdom Of Amalur, a game that apparently lost the taxpayers of Rhode Island $75m
― Yuri Bashment (ShariVari), Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:45 PM

ah yes the curt schilling rpg

am0n, Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:03 (three years ago) Permalink

oh yeah i'm playing dragon's dogma. i've given up on it twice before so i'm determined to finish it this time. the controls are lacking but it has some of the best gfx i've seen in an rpg. makes dark souls 2 look like shit by comparison anyway.

am0n, Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:10 (three years ago) Permalink


am0n, Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:14 (three years ago) Permalink

dragon's dogma was good fun, at its best early before everything becomes too easy, so i encourage you to not progress the story at all until you have been everywhere. one of the best and most unique things it has are the giant wandering monsters that really felt like epic fights, at least until my gang quickly got OP'd. helps if you resist the temptation of the broken pawns that are available early.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:29 (three years ago) Permalink

infinity wars + starbound

Mordy , Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:04 (three years ago) Permalink

helps if you resist the temptation of the broken pawns that are available early.
― Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:29 PM

what are the broken pawns. i've just been using the free low level ones and trading them in every so often. groups of bandits on the roads are still kicking my butt

am0n, Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:42 (three years ago) Permalink

i got one real early with an ordinary woman's name, Karen i am fairly sure, and her owner had limited her level but she had maxed-out, late game rare gear and was a total powerhouse

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 25 April 2014 00:01 (three years ago) Permalink

whatever the fighter class is. i got another midway thru with a more forgettable fantasyish name, also a female fighter.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 25 April 2014 00:02 (three years ago) Permalink

Dammit, Fract really _is_ like myst. I can't find the symbolic to detangle the tune I'm supposed to play to solve the final puzzle in one of the areas.

Stephen King's Threaderstarter (kingfish), Friday, 25 April 2014 02:11 (three years ago) Permalink

Final Fantasy - NES
Assassin's Creed IV - PC
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX - PC
Castlevania: Rond of Blood - T16
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - PSX
Metal Gear Solid - PSX
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance - PC
Metal Gear Solid 2 - PC

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 26 April 2014 03:58 (three years ago) Permalink

you livin' the life, Adam, respect

Nhex, Saturday, 26 April 2014 04:08 (three years ago) Permalink

finished saints row 4
tried diablo 3 again - meh so spammy
maybe back to metro 2033

bnw, Monday, 5 May 2014 18:25 (three years ago) Permalink

"Finished" Portal and Fez, loved both. Seems like there's still aftergame stuff for me to do, which is cool.

I'm a good way into the first God of War, and I can't be sure but I think I might kinda hate it. The brutal waves of super tough enemies are awesome, and some of the puzzles are pretty good, but creating Indiana Jones-esque deathtraps with a shitty camera and sketchy controls was the fucking worst idea ever. I've wasted so much of my playtime on failing to kill everything onscreen within a set time before falling to my death or being crushed or sliced up by shit that I can barely see in front of me that it's kinda become a chore for me to continue. I might just be hating the PS2-ness of it, though.

I've been surprisingly digging a lot of arcade-y stuff that I've gotten cheap from PSN recently. Super Stardust and Wipeout took me a little while to get used to but they're amazing once I'm in the zone. Just got Retro/Grade, which I haven't played much but which has an awesome conceit (basically a rhythm game disguised as a shooter that runs in reverse). The Space Invaders update also seems like good value.

This weekend, I hit 50% completion and the 100 hour mark near-simultaneously on Just Cause 2. Clearing a few areas in the game has become such a reliably perfect way to decompress at the end of the day.

Surprise, It's My Butt (Old Lunch), Monday, 5 May 2014 19:02 (three years ago) Permalink

kotor + bg2

Mordy, Monday, 5 May 2014 19:31 (three years ago) Permalink

getting myself psyched + ready for pillars of eternity i guess

Mordy, Monday, 5 May 2014 19:31 (three years ago) Permalink

xps I played GoW 1 for the first time... a year ago? Maybe two? Felt some of the same frustrations as you, but I'm still planning to truck on through to the others at some point. I can see how it all would've been far more impressive back in 2006, but some of those levels and dungeons are awfully designed.

What build you going for in KOTOR, Mordy?

Nhex, Monday, 5 May 2014 19:39 (three years ago) Permalink

i guess soldier guardian. tbh i'm kinda more interested in my bg2 half-elf cleric/ranger build (so OP apparently it's ppl's fave for soloing the game). (thought about playing a wild mage too.)

Mordy, Monday, 5 May 2014 19:40 (three years ago) Permalink

Streets of Rage 3
Bare Knuckle III

So BKIII is the Japanese version of SOR3 and it is WAY easier. This does not mean it is easy though, it only means it is possible to get through stage 1 without using a continue. American version of Streets of Rage 3 is one of the more difficult games I've ever played.

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 16:32 (three years ago) Permalink


That level with the bulldozer is all-time unfair.

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 16:36 (three years ago) Permalink

all that and he's beat by a girder

Nhex, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 19:30 (three years ago) Permalink

i love the energy meter for 'wall'.

festival culture (Jordan), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 20:00 (three years ago) Permalink

i guess i only played Streets of Rage 1 & 2.

festival culture (Jordan), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 20:01 (three years ago) Permalink

man why doesn't axel just jump over the damn walls

sor3 is weird. it seems like it admits to tactics then it doesn't really.

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 20:47 (three years ago) Permalink

I think after you get past the stage where you are fighting kangaroos and evil dominatrix clowns they just figured they could get away w that.

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 21:07 (three years ago) Permalink

Played 2-player Hyperstone Heist for the Genesis last night. Got to Super Shredder and then we died and we were out of continues! The music in that game is incredible. Orchestrated speed metal.

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 15 May 2014 17:21 (three years ago) Permalink

i'm still playing bg2.

Mordy, Thursday, 15 May 2014 18:08 (three years ago) Permalink

eu4 always with the eu4. genovese colonial empire.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 15 May 2014 18:21 (three years ago) Permalink

i bought pyre, little nightmares and sundered for ps4 as they were all on sale and have been recommended on best ofs
had every intention of playing through the winter break and didn't touch any of them....

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Monday, 1 January 2018 03:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

also undertale, west of loathing and fidel dungeon rescue for steam.
and persona 5 for ps4
and my switch backlog
it sure is fun being an adult

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Monday, 1 January 2018 03:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Persona 5 is like 100hrs long

Mordy, Monday, 1 January 2018 03:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol, i know. i'm buying games that i would be playing if i didn't have all these other interests and an unwieldy life to deal with.

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Monday, 1 January 2018 03:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Let’s hope for full communism in 2018 so we can finish all these video games.

The Bridge of Ban Louis J (silby), Monday, 1 January 2018 05:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

in the future marxist paradise my asthma and social anxiety will excuse me from difficult labor of any kind. my role will be anime appraiser

— Bevis Simpson (@BevisSimpson) April 17, 2013

ciderpress, Monday, 1 January 2018 05:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Once I got past the presentation, I've found Disgaea to be a complete timesuck.

Bobby Buttrock (Old Lunch), Monday, 1 January 2018 14:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Tried Disgaea so many times but just can't get into it, moving on an isometric grid a big part of my frustrations iirc.
Started Horizon Zero Dawn, beautiful environments but the characters & voice acting really offputting, creepy uncanny valley plasticine people giving me the willies!

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, 1 January 2018 15:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

need more large-scope games with stylized character designs

ciderpress, Monday, 1 January 2018 16:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Super Mario Odyssey
Zelda BOTW (just beat Eventide for the 1st time yay)
VS. Super Mario Bros.
X-Com: Enemy Unknown
Stardew Valley
Shovel Knight

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 1 January 2018 20:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

is there a decent logging site like letterboxd for video games?

Nhex, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 01:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink


The Bridge of Ban Louis J (silby), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 01:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh yeah i totally forgot about that one. don't love the visual design but i'll give it a try

Nhex, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 01:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It has no global game metadata, tho, you just fill in whatever you want.

The Bridge of Ban Louis J (silby), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 01:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

There's actually a TON of these sites, but very few have gained any traction. I'm too lazy to sort through all of them.

Nhex, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 19:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

As is my tendency once I've hoarded collected a couple hundred of a given thing (books, movies, etc.), I literally just maintain a spreadsheet of games. Of particular importance with the games since the majority of them are digital.

Bobby Buttrock (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 20:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Right now I'm using various text files (the dead app xPad on Mac OS) but I feel like it's time to step up my... methods

Nhex, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 20:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I bought Stardew Valley a year or so ago, but I'm just now getting to it. It's the perfect zero-stakes game for me right now. I can step in for fifteen minutes, pet some animals, water some crops, save and then go to bed.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Thursday, 4 January 2018 00:50 (one week ago) Permalink

tho rn i am playing the last of us for the first time. its certainly a videogame!!

― the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Monday, January 1, 2018 3:42 AM (three days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i finished it

it was certainly a videogame

the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Thursday, 4 January 2018 07:47 (one week ago) Permalink

I don’t think Horizon is for me, it’s well made and looks pretty but I find it a chore to play and I’m having no fun. Next.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 4 January 2018 07:53 (one week ago) Permalink

I just started it, I fell asleep during the tutorial which maybe doesn't bode well but it was very late and I'd had some ginger wine.

Did feel like the intro was quite heavily stealth focussed though, and I've not got much patience when it comes to throwing stones to distract baddies or hiding in bushes waiting for them to pass (see also The Last of Us/Dishonoured). Is there lots of that in the game itself? Fair chance I'll bounce off it if so.

JimD, Thursday, 4 January 2018 11:22 (one week ago) Permalink

All sorts of crap I got from a humble bundle recently.

I'd forgotten how horrible the 'just one more level' effect is from tower defence games. urgh.

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Thursday, 4 January 2018 12:46 (one week ago) Permalink

Doki Doki Literature Club was pretty much exactly what i thought it might be from all the hype, but done very very well. also, its free.

jamiesummerz, Thursday, 4 January 2018 13:31 (one week ago) Permalink

got thru the 'very hard' challenges on Through the Ages, which i want to record somewhere just because it nearly drove my crazy and actually feels like an accomplishment. somehow there are still 2 higher difficulty levels? i'm good thanks.

finally buckled and tried Stardew Valley because i figured it would be a good game for the plane ride across the atlantic and back. totally sucked in now.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 4 January 2018 13:48 (one week ago) Permalink

i've been playing the last guardian, which definitely feels like ico and shadow of the colossus: a cool, different concept hampered by clumsy controls and boring world design. trico is really well-designed though, it really feels like a giant potentially dangerous but cute pet, and it acts like an animal. the best parts are riding on its back as it makes those giant leaps through the world. my mother in law has been visiting and at first she was just watching me play and now she's full-on backseat driving.

na (NA), Thursday, 4 January 2018 15:23 (one week ago) Permalink

Oh that reminds me, there's a free last guardian PSVR thing, only 10 minutes long but I really liked it. Looking up at a huge looming Trico is terrifying.

JimD, Thursday, 4 January 2018 16:10 (one week ago) Permalink

I just borrowed my mom's Wii and then discovered that you can hack it to play downloaded ISOs so I now have the following games on an external HD and have been playing all of them:

Super Mario Galaxy 2
Kirby’s Epic Yarn
Donkey Kong Country Returns
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Super Paper Mario
Xenoblade Chronicles
Resident Evil 4
Metroid Prime Trilogy

the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, 6 January 2018 15:25 (one week ago) Permalink


Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Saturday, 6 January 2018 15:32 (one week ago) Permalink

Wii is great

the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, 6 January 2018 15:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Wii library is so underrated

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Saturday, 6 January 2018 16:06 (one week ago) Permalink

is there anything else I should add to my list?

the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, 6 January 2018 21:42 (one week ago) Permalink

god help me, i've been playing League of Legends. i never really thought i would be a fan of a moba since i don't didn't really enjoy watching streams of it. but a few of my friends and i play together as a team using voicechat (discord) and it makes the whole thing so much more fun, even as we continually get our asses kicked by human opponents. does anyone else lol? sad lol.

i've also been playing a lot of the new brough game (cinco paus). it's sometimes frustrating to play, especially when you get screwed by the 5 weapons that you're randomly assigned to use for each playthrough. the abilities of the weapons are randomly chosen, and some of the "abilities" are negative (for example, some of them do nothing at all, while some even create enemies when you use them). but most of the time you draw a set that provides at least a possibility of making it through a full playthrough (which consists of 5 screens/levels). i find it hard to put down, despite the occasional frustrations.

Karl Malone, Saturday, 6 January 2018 21:47 (one week ago) Permalink

I play league every weekend w/ a group of friends, it's pretty fun as a team game when you know everyone. used to play solo queue in the past and it quickly got miserable

ciderpress, Saturday, 6 January 2018 21:59 (one week ago) Permalink

off the top my of head try:
Punchout remake
Sin & Punishment Star Successor
Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn
Artstyle Light Trax (would kill for this on switch!)
Last Story
Trauma Team (especialły the Forensic sections)
Lost In Shadow/A Shadow’s Tale
I loved Another Code R but no one else seemed to lol

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Saturday, 6 January 2018 22:01 (one week ago) Permalink

Oh hai, finally bought and started playing Destiny because it was on sale, anything else I should check out while I'm visiting the year 2014?

Bobby Buttrock (Old Lunch), Saturday, 6 January 2018 23:52 (one week ago) Permalink

alien: isolation?

pee-wee and the power men (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:40 (one week ago) Permalink

just started playing yakuza 0 and the combination of hardboiled crime story and batshit-crazy side missions is melting my mind

pee-wee and the power men (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:41 (one week ago) Permalink

a boy and his blob
batman: the brave and the bold
kirby's return to dream land

bob lefse (rushomancy), Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:48 (one week ago) Permalink

X-Com: Enemy Unknown (2012)

lol this game is utterly destroying me even on Easy. it is random what missions you will get so i often start a new game and do fine for a few and then suddenly i have to choose between DIFFICULT or VERY DIFFICULT and im helplessly under-leveled and watching all my squad get turned into zombies.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 7 January 2018 17:24 (one week ago) Permalink

I've been enjoying Blocky Farm ON IPAD but at level 28 I just got the last kind of animal (G O A T S) and it's getting boring, so I guess it's time to delete and move on. This is the first freemium farm game I've played---a review said it would be like Harvest Moon but no, it's just like Farmville.

droit au butt (Euler), Sunday, 7 January 2018 17:34 (one week ago) Permalink

Streets of Rogue, which I love! A lot of games attempt the sandboxy, approach-it-however-you-want thing, but this game really nails it. Lots of different characters that invite very different styles of gameplay.

It's still in alpha, but it seems pretty fully formed to me. I guess the "big main" quest isn't done yet, but I won't be skilled enough to even attempt something like that for a long time.

Graphically it's nothing special, but I was racking my brain trying to figure out what other game it reminds me of, and I think it was actually an obscure gameboy pac-man-like puzzler called Lock 'n' Chase!

Dan I., Monday, 8 January 2018 16:16 (one week ago) Permalink

Ah, I see Karl mentioned it a while back.

Dan I., Monday, 8 January 2018 16:18 (one week ago) Permalink

It's one of those games where you end up developing messy little tricks that are (probably) available emergent rather than intentionally coded. My favorite is knocking on a locked door, and then when it's answered, in the split second before the occupant slams the door in my face but after they've already turned their back, putting my "foot in the door" and sneaking in without kicking the door in, wasting a lockpick, etc.

Dan I., Monday, 8 January 2018 16:23 (one week ago) Permalink


Dan I., Monday, 8 January 2018 16:24 (one week ago) Permalink

aw jeez

Dan I., Monday, 8 January 2018 16:24 (one week ago) Permalink

it's a good reminder to play it again though! it's been a while. it's a game i would eagerly jump back into. Maybe I'll do so when it switches to beta.

the character styles kind of reminds of the SNES classic super dodge ball.


Karl Malone, Monday, 8 January 2018 16:27 (one week ago) Permalink

And aren't those volleyball ones straight out of River City Ransom?

Dan I., Monday, 8 January 2018 16:45 (one week ago) Permalink

and River City Ransom itself has many parallels to Streets of Rogue! In fact, other than the fact that RCR is sort of side scrolling rather than top down isometric (? I don't know the right terms for these views), RCR might be one of the most closely related games to streets of rogue

Dan I., Monday, 8 January 2018 16:48 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah, RCR is probably a better comparison! (or Double Dragon)

Karl Malone, Monday, 8 January 2018 17:02 (one week ago) Permalink

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