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Picked up Jagged Alliance: Back in Action.
 
My favourite LP'er did some videos on this a while back along with some similar but turn based games. It looked like a lot of fun, and I much prefer pausable realtime combat to turn based combat*, so this seemed like a good fit. Also, most of the negative reviews seem to be from people who played other JA games, which I have not. Not very far in, I've yet to hit the difficulty cliff(s), but I know what I'm in for and I'm not bothered. The LP'er didn't finish the game though (his mercs got wiped out a few hours in), so it will be interesting once I don't have his gameplan to follow (the same thing for Crusader Kings 2. I used his start as my own so that I could use his videos as training wheels, but I've progressed further than his series in that game as well. I just have to hope he got far enough to teach me what I needed to learn).
 
*note: When I was like 12 I was at a friends house and I saw his older brother playing a turn based civil war game. I had never seen a game without realtime combat before, and it just struck me as so stupid that people would stand there and let the opponent shoot at them. I've never really gotten past that first impression, and while I now appreciate the different tactics and style of play afforded by turn based comabt, there is still that part of me going 'don't just stand there [wagon] - shoot back!'.

EDIT: A little further into the game now, and it is quite fantastic. Good varrity in layouts and combat too, so I get a good mix of setting up assaults, methodical building clearing, and even some chances for a good old fashioned firing line (when defending locations. So satisfying).

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Halo 5 and Halo Wars 2 today.


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RuneScape and OGame so far today.


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Finished the new DLC for Dark Souls 3. It was really fun. One of the bosses seems a bit BS though. Very poor design in my opinion. High HP, attacks that basically take 80% of your HP, attacks that can literally 1-hit you, attacks that are almost impossible to dodge. But it was really fun. Better than the first DLC imo. Still making my way through Nioh as well. Really fun game. Really enjoying the fast paced gameplay.

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League of Legends and ArenaScape!


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Because it's 2017 and no game has local multiplayer any more, I bought two new PS2 controllers so I could play old PS2 games with my mates and my brother. So I decided to delve into my PS2 backlog while I had it set up, first on the chopping block, Burnout Revenge. I dismissed it when we first got it because it wasn't exactly the same as Burnout 3, so I didn't really like it for whatever dumb child reason. Now I've come back to it and it's awesome, because it's still pretty damn similar. And who doesn't love a good Burnout game.


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OGame and RuneScape!


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RuneScape DXW! Diablo II afk training in baal runs lol.


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Recently bought The Surge and Injustice 2.

 

The Surge was fun. Very much like Dark Souls/Bloodborne in many aspects. Probably more comparable to a more polished version of Lords of the Fallen (seeing as it was made by the same people). Really didn't have too many issues/complaints with it game-play wise. Seemed pretty smooth. Character progression was interesting and different. Decent variety of weapons, not that i'm too fussed by something like that anyway. I generally like to stick to one or two weapons throughout a play through. My only real complaint is the length of the game, and the number of bosses. Took me about a third of the time i would generally spend on a Dark Souls/Bloodborne play through. For a game that costs the exact same, i kind of expected something similar. Regardless of that, the game was still extremely fun and i'm already more than halfway through my second play through. Seems like the kind of game i can easily play 3 or 4 times. 

 

Injustice 2 is my first "fighting game" since like Tekken 2. It's the first time i've ever played a game like this online too. It's really fun. Huge learning curve. Probably spend 10 hours playing single player modes before i played my first online game. Wanted to get a good grasp of the game first, find one or two characters i felt comfortable with, learn their moves, combos, etc. Feels like i picked it up pretty fast. Currently sitting at a 100/106 W/L online, which i'm pretty happy with. Slowly getting better. Slowly learning how to counter certain playstyles. Overall i like the game a lot more than i thought i would. i sort of took a gamble on it because i thought other players would completely dominate me online, meaning i'd get fed up of losing after the first 20-ish games then never play it again. Luckily that's not what happened. Additionally i really like the gear-farming aspect of the game. It's fun. You can customize your characters to look like complete bad-asses. 

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Playing ArenaScape right now. Grinded out the last few Coop games for my 600+ win goal in League of Legends. I'm officially burnt out in LoL and I'll be taking a break for the new few days at the very least.


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Bought the Rise of the Necromancer pack for Diablo III. I have yet to play the Necromancer though, so I might do so this weekend...


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Bought the Rise of the Necromancer pack for Diablo III. I have yet to play the Necromancer though, so I might do so this weekend...

Hmm...if Diablo 3 has a Necromancer now I might have to take a look. Diablo 2 made them my favourite type of magic user ( me at 'raises skeletons', because apparently I'm weird like that), and I was not happy about them not being included in D3. Just...don't think I have the time or money for it right now, which might be just as well. Still, I do need to investigate.

 

Got into Fallout 4 again, especially the settlement building. I'm a few hours into building a Vault, and while I have a deep desire to slap some of the developers and play testers, it's a lot of fun. My biggest gripes are that a couple of the item sets have really awful snapping (unlike every other part, these sets can't snap between two objects, so if you take something out of the middle you have to remove one side right to the end and rebuild), and there are some glaringly obvious pieces missing (mostly corners with a window for me). It's basically designed to build a cookie cutter vault, and it punishes you for trying to be creative. It's alright though; I'm winning :)

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Bought the Rise of the Necromancer pack for Diablo III. I have yet to play the Necromancer though, so I might do so this weekend...

Hmm...if Diablo 3 has a Necromancer now I might have to take a look. Diablo 2 made them my favourite type of magic user ( me at 'raises skeletons', because apparently I'm weird like that), and I was not happy about them not being included in D3. Just...don't think I have the time or money for it right now, which might be just as well. Still, I do need to investigate.

 

Got into Fallout 4 again, especially the settlement building. I'm a few hours into building a Vault, and while I have a deep desire to slap some of the developers and play testers, it's a lot of fun. My biggest gripes are that a couple of the item sets have really awful snapping (unlike every other part, these sets can't snap between two objects, so if you take something out of the middle you have to remove one side right to the end and rebuild), and there are some glaringly obvious pieces missing (mostly corners with a window for me). It's basically designed to build a cookie cutter vault, and it punishes you for trying to be creative. It's alright though; I'm winning :)

 

 

The Necromancer was my first class in D2 and is still one of my favorites. However, the D3 Necromancer is quite different... I know players have been complaining that you can't really build a top tier summoner like you could in D2, and the developers seem to be happy with that... :/

 

Today I played a bit of League of Legends, getting back into ranked again. Losing though 2-2 as of right now for my placements which blow T.T.


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Not gonna lie, but from everything i've seen the Necro in D3 looks pretty boring. I was excited for it but after seeing builds and more gameplay recently the excitement is gone. 

Getting back into The Division again. Been putting in a few hours here and there. Overall i still love the game, always will, despite the negativity it has received. Only problem i'm having is finding players that actually know what they're doing. Some of the late-game content is pretty difficult and really requires you to know what you're doing as well as team coordination. With the match making i keep getting matched with people who have no idea what they're doing and people who have really bad builds. Builds you would expect from someone who's put 50 hours into the game, which is fine, but they're queuing up for end-game content, probably hoping to get carried, and quite frankly it's just not possible.

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I make a concerted effort to ignore the Diablo meta game. "Builds" don't interest me; not in any game. One of the things I enjoyed immensely about Diablo 3 is that I can actually go pretty far with my 'whatever pleases me' attitude towards skill selection, pretty much right up until the torment levels (and since I don't item farm, that's not an issue. I don't need to run through the game more times than that on a single character). That said, if the summoning from the Necromancer is weak, then I'm not interested. In my considered opinion, the Diablo 2 Necromancer was garbage in terms of end game. The minions were a waste of time (in that using them literally wasted your time. A Barbarian with a half decent weapon and whirlwind could do the same work as your entire minion army in a fraction of the time), and the direct damage magic spells simply didn't have enough damage to be any better than the damn skeletons. The Barbarian ended up being my class of choice for D2 sadly; I just never found the Necromancer to be fun even in Nightmare.

 

I still haven't had much of a look, but I don't think I have the money for the DLC, so it doesn't really matter. What I have done is grabbed ProMods for ETS 2 (huge map expansion) and it's like playing the game for the first time again. The polish certainly isn't up to the same standard as the developer, but it's not far off, and the actual map design rivals the DLC content. They've also taken the time to go back over a lot of the base game content it seems, and bring it up to that same standard which is amazing. I'm willing to sacrifice a bit of polish if it means bringing the entire world up to DLC design standards any day.

 

I'm also doing it on a new profile, which is interesting. My first run into the expanded map took me through Finland and up the western edge of Russia, and there are jobs there that I simply cannot do in a base vehicle. I need a bigger engine, and I need a 6x4 chassis for more grip, and to switch over to my much older controller with a throttle slider (which I used to summit a snowy mountain sans trailer). I avoided the mod for a long time because I didn't think it would be good enough, and because of bugs. I think the current version was a good time to make the jump though. I was very wrong about the quality, and they're quashed a lot of bugs that were introduced by game changes in the current version, so it's making a strong first impression. And I now have a screenshot of my Canadian painted truck in a plausibly Canadian locale (it's actually Finland, but whatever. It's a snowy mountain and it looks right).

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ArenaScape and Assassin's Creed Unity. I never did get past the first mission in Unity so it was about time for me to play catch-up lol...


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Finally got MGS:V definitive edition, with ground zeroes and all dlcs. Haven't had a chance to try yet.


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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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I make a concerted effort to ignore the Diablo meta game. "Builds" don't interest me; not in any game. One of the things I enjoyed immensely about Diablo 3 is that I can actually go pretty far with my 'whatever pleases me' attitude towards skill selection, pretty much right up until the torment levels (and since I don't item farm, that's not an issue. I don't need to run through the game more times than that on a single character). That said, if the summoning from the Necromancer is weak, then I'm not interested. In my considered opinion, the Diablo 2 Necromancer was garbage in terms of end game. The minions were a waste of time (in that using them literally wasted your time. A Barbarian with a half decent weapon and whirlwind could do the same work as your entire minion army in a fraction of the time), and the direct damage magic spells simply didn't have enough damage to be any better than the damn skeletons. The Barbarian ended up being my class of choice for D2 sadly; I just never found the Necromancer to be fun even in Nightmare.

 

I still haven't had much of a look, but I don't think I have the money for the DLC, so it doesn't really matter. What I have done is grabbed ProMods for ETS 2 (huge map expansion) and it's like playing the game for the first time again. The polish certainly isn't up to the same standard as the developer, but it's not far off, and the actual map design rivals the DLC content. They've also taken the time to go back over a lot of the base game content it seems, and bring it up to that same standard which is amazing. I'm willing to sacrifice a bit of polish if it means bringing the entire world up to DLC design standards any day.

 

I'm also doing it on a new profile, which is interesting. My first run into the expanded map took me through Finland and up the western edge of Russia, and there are jobs there that I simply cannot do in a base vehicle. I need a bigger engine, and I need a 6x4 chassis for more grip, and to switch over to my much older controller with a throttle slider (which I used to summit a snowy mountain sans trailer). I avoided the mod for a long time because I didn't think it would be good enough, and because of bugs. I think the current version was a good time to make the jump though. I was very wrong about the quality, and they're quashed a lot of bugs that were introduced by game changes in the current version, so it's making a strong first impression. And I now have a screenshot of my Canadian painted truck in a plausibly Canadian locale (it's actually Finland, but whatever. It's a snowy mountain and it looks right).

I'm not always a fan of using whatever the meta suggests is best either. I like using whatever i find enjoyable, whether it's bad or not. Back in like season 5 or 6 of Diablo 3 i used builds that were truly underwhelming (Roland's Legacy). Crusader has always been my favorite class, and Shield Bash one of my favorite skills. But the set for the skill was bad, and wasn't really viable for pushing GRs. I still did it, and i had fun with it. But i realised that if i wanted to push GRs with other people, i'd have to use whatever was meta at the time. I think it's just polite, in an online scenario, to stick to the meta. At least in a game like Diablo 3 where there's a reason certain things are meta. The Division is slightly different though. In group events there's no real meta. Certain things are stronger than others, but you can get away with pretty much any sort of build as long as you have some idea of game mechanics. It's tough to explain. So if you're not really all that well informed, and your build is lacking, maybe trying to do what is considered the hardest content in the game, on the hardest difficulty, isn't something you should be trying to do. Do it on the easier difficulty, where you're not just going to frustrate other people.

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That's fair, but the only people I ever play Diablo 3 with are my World of Tanks clan, and none of us are super into the game (so far as I can tell), so I don't feel too bad for not doing my research or getting my hands on the proper gear (I play with what I find myself, or what my clan mates give me while we play together). Our clan has many talented gamers, but little discipline, so it's a good fit for me.

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Horizon: Zero Dawn is great. It sounds like a generic open-world adventure, but so far it really is different. The polish, the mechanics, it all adds up to something special. It is more than a sum of its parts and it really is comparable to Witcher 3 as the greatest game ever.

Also, a bit unexpected that it is so great.


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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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I've been devouring Final Fantasy XII: Zodiac Age. Definitely the definitive way to experience this game, and I highly recommend it. With every passing moment, it solidifies its spot as one of my all-time favourite games (Top three for sure). I'm attempting a platinum trophy run, and that's gonna take me a long, long time, and surprisingly, that's a good thing for once. I essentially attempted this once long ago on PS2, and got probably 90% of the way through, with only some rare game and some marks left. Definitely will be my GOTY.


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Played a bit of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood multiplayer, OGame, RuneScape, League of Legends, and ArenaScape lol.


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Friday the 13th ! Have any of you tried playing it? So fun with proper team

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