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  1. Which Games Are You Currently Playing?

    #578862013-06-07 08:06:18 *DarkChaplain said:

    So I thought I'd make another thread with a simpler, more open topic that hopefully everyone can enjoy, even the returning animuspam users.

    Which Games are you currently playing?
    What's on your Hard Drives, or inside your Disc Drives?
    What's lying next to your consoles?

    Just share your current gaming experiences with other people on this thread.

    I expect you to not just drop a title, though!
    Give some info on the game you are playing and posting about, say a few lines about the game's content, what its all about, what type of game it is, and whether or not you're enjoying it.
    If you want to recommend your current game, go ahead, but let people know why you think they might be interested.

    For the sake of avoiding utter repetition:
    Do not post that you are playing League of Legends, at least not unless you are primarily posting about another game. We already know that people here are somehow very much into LoL, so you're not telling anybody anything new. Go search for the dedicated League of Legends thread if you want to talk about that game.

  2. #578872013-06-07 08:15:25DarkChaplain said:

    To kick this off, I am currently playing multiple games, one of them being

    Neo-Paris. 2084.

    Personal memories can now be digitised, bought, sold and traded. The last remnants of privacy and intimacy have been swept away in what appears to be a logical progression of the explosive growth of social networks at the beginning of the 21st century. The citizens themselves have accepted this surveillance society in exchange for the comfort only smart technology can provide. This memory economy gives immense power over society to just a handful of people.

    Remember Me™ is a 3rd person action adventure where players take on the role of Nilin, a former elite memory hunter with the ability to break into people’s minds and steal or even alter their memories. The authorities, fearful of her knowledge and capabilities arrested Nilin and wiped her memory clean. After her escape from prison, Nilin sets out on a mission to recover her identity, helped by her last and only friend. This search for her past leads to her being hunted by the very people that created this surveillance society.

    Now, the game has gotten quite a bit of mixed reviews from all around, and since the topic seemed interesting, I had to give it a try myself to check how much about the reviews was accurate, and which parts were just... biased.

    So far, I am quite enjoying the game. It is true that the combat system is fairly lackluster, at least to the point where I currently am (start of Episode 3, a couple of hours into the game).
    Still, the combat never really got into the way yet, and while it is weak and kinda repetitive, it is also very inoffensive and no thorn in my thumb.

    What I love about this game, however, is the world the designers created. Playing in 2084 in a rebuilt future Paris, the game looks fancy in a lot of ways, from the design of the streets and buildings over clothes to the use of virtual reality and holograms. The history seems to be interesting, the journal entries are informative and nicely paced throughout the game, and while that also means that you'll see things coming from a mile away, for example upcoming bosses, I appreciate it.

    The world's design manages to drag me in on a stimulating level and thus I can ignore the average combat gameplay or the standard platforming elements, which still show a great deal of detail in the world.

    A few hours into the game I would say that Remember Me is an enjoyable experience, if disappointing from a hardcore gamer's point of view. I wouldn't recommend it at full price with my current experience, but its something to look out for. I'd also be very interested in seein this new IP being expanded on, as it has a massive amount of potential.

  3. #578892013-06-07 08:18:51 *Kirn said:

    Have to say - awesome picture ))

    Now, yesterday I finished "Remember Me", which is your typical action game. The mail portion of gameplay was average, the fights gave me some trouble at first, but then I mastered combos and dodges and never had any trouble again. There were some pesky glitches with camera too.
    But the setting of the game was really good. That there was a true cyberpunk game, which felt honestly grim and dark and hopeless. I really felt for characters involved in the story. And the trademark feature of the game - memory remixing... It really felt like an incredibly wrong thing to do. Thing that needed to be stopped at any cost.
    So yeah, nothing unusual in terms of engine or gameplay, but a really good setting and story.

    Right now I am playing "Dust: An Elysian Tail" which is an indie side-scroller RPG game with furries. The gameplay is simple enough, but graphics are very good - bringing new look to old-style feel. Game is quite nice, with funny dialogues between two main characters. I'd say that the game is really quite simple, but it's well-made and, in fact, has character. And hell, where else can you play as a sword-wielding anthropomorphic cat-like creature in an incredibly weird hat? )

  4. #578912013-06-07 08:35:35DarkChaplain said:

    I've played a bit of Dust as well, and really liked it - so much, in fact, that I dare not touch it again until I have purchased it for myself.

    It feels incredibly smooth, the art is stunning and the 4th wall gets broken every so often, which I enjoy.

    I still can't get over the fact that Dust: An Elysian Tail was made by ONE single person (disregarding the soundtrack and voiceacting), and that said ONE person made such an incredibly good PC port which outshines most ports the big publishers throw onto the platform.

  5. #579012013-06-07 10:10:46 *Ecstasy said:

    I have a bunch of games installed, but not really playing any of them that much at the moment. I'm in the middle of Dragon Age: Origins, since the complete pack with all the DLC's had a discount like a month ago and I had to make @Trisak play it. It's still my favorite rpg game ever. The game is rather old though. I imagine most people have heard of it.

    I also downloaded Black Mesa, since I own all games from Half-Life series, but never played any of them.
    Black Mesa is free to download and is a total remake of Half-Life. Don't think it even needs any futher explanation.

    I also play DC Universe Online from time to time. That's about all on PC.

    On PS Vita I started Soul Sacrifice (action rpg). Gotta say I really like it so far.

    The main protagonist of Soul Sacrifice is one of the innocent bystanders that have been enslaved by a powerful and cruel sorcerer. Just before the protagonist is going to be sacrificed, a demon in the form of a book appears before him/her. The book, named Librom, is a collection of stories that describes past events.

  6. #579202013-06-07 14:55:30 *Deftones said:

    Kerbal space program

    Kerbal space program is a space simulator sandbox(I think). Anyway, what you do is make spaceships/rovers/space things and your job is to explore the universe.

    Let me introduce you to my first successful ship, my international space station! From now it just looks like a big ass rocket engine, but let me show you the stages. (Looks like I lost the save for this ship.. I'll just show you with a default ship)

    STAGE 1

    T-10 seconds to lift-off!



    I kinda lost control and some guys might have died. But when you get it right, it should look like this.

    This is my international space station, S.S Awesome, Orbiting the Earth.

    Ground control to major tom~

  7. #581082013-06-08 21:17:15--Jack-- said:

    I was in the mood for a good Zombie game....and I remembered I had

    "DeadRising 2: Off the Record" You play as Frank West from the first game, but with new weapons and areas. Also there's the funny outfits we all love.

    And a "Sandbox" Mode with no time limit and you basically live as long as you can.

  8. #581302013-06-09 00:08:43Teru said:

    I'm currently playing Alice Madness Return.

    Had stopped for a while because I could not move from one stage but now created motivation to continue and finish once

  9. #581632013-06-09 06:32:25AnaMiaLaura-chan said:

    I'm playing Fallout 3, Bioshock 1 and Skyrim (the German version).

    All of them are pretty cool. If you like a game with alot of missions and want to decide yourself how the game will go, Fallout is pretty cool. You can decide whether you are good or evil. I like the gameplay and the guns, though it is pretty damn annoying in the begin, seeing as you hardly have any money (caps) or guns and ammo.

    Skyrim a huge game, with magic and dragons and stuff, it's up to you which missions you do up to a degree. Amazing gameplay, and you when you decide you want to be a rogue, you can also decide to be a mage. There a several skills you can master. Several things of magic, warrior, rogue, blacksmith and I believe another one but I have no Idea what it's called.

    Bioshock is pretty simple actually. About a man that had a plain crash and had to go to a place called Rapture. This is a city under the sea, built by humans. Guns and genetic manupulated powers and a lot of ugly people to shoot.

  10. #581922013-06-09 10:29:00hellstorm901 said:
    I'm playing X3 Reunion with the Xtended mod and occasionally returning to Perfect World International to play that with friends who just joined.
  11. #581942013-06-09 10:51:54DarkChaplain said:

    Just played Hotline "fuckin'" Miami. God, this chapter 10 is biting my arse.... I really do love the game, but god damn, it makes my blood boil at times, and then things go down rapidly. Especially when I fuck up somehow close to the finish line....

    Still two and a half days to grab it with the Humble Bundle 8!

    Also played like 6 hours of Saints Row The Third last night, coop and such.

    Great game, but the story side is obviously rather weak and... unpredictable. It lives from its over-the-top concept, but when you start out with the DLC (which comes with the Full Package), you'll be ridiculously overpowered very early on. But hey, having your gang deliver a fuckin' tank to your position at any time can be pretty awesome, for about 10 minutes before it feels too much like cheating...

    And hey, look at this, its a sale AND a free weekend!

  12. #582862013-06-09 18:16:45Gwynn said:

    I'm currently playing Borderlands 2 as a mechromancer, on PC.

    Borderlands supports up to four players, and the difficulty curve goes up (so you level faster), therefore I've been playing it with friends. I have to admit, I do get bored of it after about eight hours, but I do love my giant mech. It's a main stream game, so I'm not gonna go on about it.

    The important game on this list is “The Killing Floor,” we all know zombies need to die and this is just hordes of zombies. Unlike L4D, it's actually fun and requires strategy. You can play as one of many classes, and if you play this we should be playing it together.

    Let's see installed PC games include: Doom 3: BFG Edition, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Hard Reset, Killing Floor, Metro 2033, Quantum Conundrum, RAGE, Ace of Spades, Zombie Panic Source, Batman: Arkham City GOTY, Skyrim, Saints Row: The Third, Sleeping Dogs, Dead Pixels, Max Payne 3, Spec Ops: The Line, and XCOM-Enemy Unknown.

    Current PS3 games include: Tokyo Jungle, Wipeout HD, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, and Red Dead Redemption.

    Current 360 games include: Halo 4, and Halo Reach.

    Also Pokemon Black & White 2.

  13. #606082013-07-09 09:55:58Ecstasy said:

    Guacamelee! is a Metroid-vania style action-platformer set in a magical Mexican inspired world. Developed by Drinkbox Studios for PS 3 and PS Vita.

    Guacamelee! features a down on his luck Mexican luchadore wrestler named Juan Aguacate, who sets out to save the world when El Presidente’s Daughter is kidnapped by an Evil Charro Skeleton named Carlos Calaca. The story takes place in and around a small village in Mexico, and has the player swapping between dimensions known as “The Living World” and “The Dead World” on his quest to rescue the girl he loves.

    The game has lots of funny references too.

    Official Site

  14. #606092013-07-09 13:28:20 *DeathByBiscuit said:

    I have been playing Digimon, three Digimon games in fact. The original Digimon World for the PS1, a game that's basically a tamagotchi but with digimon, so you take care of your digimon by training his stats, feeding him, taking him to the bathroom, treat him when he's sick, but you also have to rebuild a city by convincing other digimon to join it and set up shop, to do that you usually fight them, basically you beat the living shit out of them with your dragon and force them to work for you. The game's a bit of a slow burner but I really enjoy it.

    Next on the list is Digimon World 3. This game is a completely different style of game, in this one you are no longer raising a digimon and having all sorts of magical digital adventures with your digimon, instead you are given a team of 3 digimon, these will vary depending on the starter pack you choose, and then you're sent out into the digi-world where you go and fight all of the gym leaders and become a pokemon master. Yeah so basically this is more of a pokemon game without the capturing bit, while you can still get different digimon you can't just throw a ball at them and bam!, there a certain number of digimon that will join you if you do certain things for them. Gameplay wise, you can still train your digimon though it's way more combat focused than the first, combat is turn-based you can digivolve your digimon mid battle and switch them around, it's fairly simple and straight forward I think, you need to fight to level up your digimon so they get TP so them you can train their individual stats. While you are basically running around fight gym leader type people I don't really feel like I'm playing a pokemon rip-off so that's something I guess. It's also a big nostalgia trip for me because I played the hell out of this in a friend's house when I was young so that's was also one of the big reasons why I decided to play it again.

    (Here are pics so that people don't kill me)

    Last one is Digimon Masters Online, a MMORPG about digimon that plays a bit like Megaten but is not as good in my opinion. It's not that bad everything you need to get digimon and digivolve them is on sale in the cash shop but you can always grind to get those items. I'm not going to say much about this game because I have only recently started playing it. I will say however, that the game is flooded with brazillian people and kids (It's a kids game, after all) so that might be enough to drive off some people:

    Here's the website, it's a free to play game you can tried it out if you want, if for whatever reason you want to find me there, I'm the Beelzemon server and my ign is Molesto.

    Digimon Masters Online

  15. #606102013-07-09 14:06:10DarkChaplain said:

    Lots of this, since it is a very capable and enjoyable Tower Defense game.


    Restarted it last night, because I've played the pirated copy before to try it, and due to the recent sale I bought it.

    Aside from that, I have started playing Danganronpa and am preparing myself to replay Corpse Party. Also lots of other indie games. Yep.

  16. #606182013-07-09 17:49:05Decae said:

    Well, I've just recently traded in my Xbox and all my games with it, so I'm stuck with playing my games on Steam, which is actually pretty damn sweet.

    I've neglected this game for a while, and truth be told I haven't started it up yet, though I will today. You're probably all familiar with it, but if you aren't, you basically play as a wizard (no shit) and you cast spells by using different elements. No more hotkeying from a skill tree, nope. You combine fire and earth and you make a fireball. You combine some other elements and make these magical bomb things (I forget the combination). It was really difficult the last time I played, but still really, really fun, and I have no idea why I didn't finish it.

    Another game that I started playing that you're probably familiar with. It is basically a spaceship simulator except you don't actually fly your ship around but you're in charge of the crew, the different systems on the ship, the power, etc. It's actually really fun and addicting, despite how repetitive it can be. Sort of like that.

    Besides those I've also been playing through Fable and I'm trying out LoL (we'll see how that goes).

  17. #606272013-07-09 20:50:42Ecstasy said:

    Machinarium (puzzle point-and-click adventure game)

    The game has lots of awards and nominations (nomnomnominations). Was released in 2009, but I could never lay my hands on it. The soundtrack is just pure love and the whole game is so adorable.

    Machinarium Demo/Official Site.

  18. #608052013-07-12 09:23:36Kirn said:

    Recently I felt a sort of nostalgia for all the old jRPGs I played. In the end I downloaded the PS1 emulator and The Legend of Dragoon game.

    You know... after 13 years, the game plays as good as when if just came out. It's your basic turn-based jRPG with special Dragoon powers and additional gameplay twist of every attack being a small quick-time event. Music is there. Graphics? Were nice 13 years ago, yeah. But somehow the oldness of it doesn't bother me at all.

    The game has personality, it has deep story and great characters. Hell, the story was given 95% rating by, and those guys do tend to rate things right. The game is 4 discs long and you never have a dull moment - story just rolls and rolls, uncovering more, making the action more epic every time you think that's impossible.

    Well, I can rant a lot, really, about this. But I will just say - back in the day the game made so big of an impact on me that my most favorite character in the game made me add one more item to the list of my favorite colors. So, you know, it was really nice to return to this. I am now somewhere in the middle of the 2nd disc and I am having a great time.

  19. #608062013-07-12 09:35:17DarkChaplain said:

    Oh god, Kirn, oh my god... Did you know that they apparently worked on a Dart DLC for Playstation All-Stars, before it got canned? Fuck, that cruelty...

    Definitely a huge thumbs-up for that game!

  20. #608152013-07-12 12:58:07Kirn said:

    Oh, I didn't know that... but I am not following gaming news that closely, and definitely wasn't following them during those times. Anyways, that's not really important. The game is damn great - that's all that matters )

  21. #608072013-07-12 09:35:58DarkChaplain said:

    .....I'm definitely not playing Civilization V today. Nope. Not at all. Nu-uh. I just... need to idle for Steam Trading Cards, really <___<