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I've been playing a puzzle game called The Talos Principle. It's a lot like a serious version of Portal, although the background is more engrossing. It's largely about moving laser beams, boxes, fans and the like in order to access various rooms. It's very polished and has an interesting story. If recommend it, if that's your sort of thing.
Sounds a bit like an old game called D/Generation. I was hooked on that game for a very long time.
 

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Sounds a bit like an old game called D/Generation. I was hooked on that game for a very long time.


I used to love playing fixed perspective isometric games back in the day. As soon as you were able to swirl screens around and zoom in and out it lost some of the charm for me. My favourite was Quazatron on the ZX Spectrum, although I have never put more hours into any game than I did into Baldurs Gate 1+2.
 

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I'm 50 hours into Breath of the Wild, which is by far the most I've spent on a game in 20 years. I love being distracted by all the exploration and particularly enjoy wandering along the coast - I think the game is actually satisfying some of my wanderlust after a year without travelling. I find the Guardians terrifying.

I also had lots of multiplayer fun playing Wrestling Empire on Switch this week - a ridiculous game that plays on its glitches.

I used to love playing fixed perspective isometric games back in the day. As soon as you were able to swirl screens around and zoom in and out it lost some of the charm for me. My favourite was Quazatron on the ZX Spectrum, although I have never put more hours into any game than I did into Baldurs Gate 1+2.
Knightlore was my favourite of those. I recently bought Lumo on Nintendo Switch, which is heavily influenced by those games and has that fixed isometric perspective.
 

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Deciding whether to get "Days Gone" on PC.

I've been watching videos online and it looks pretty interesting, but I'm going to need to devote some time to it.
 

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I'm 50 hours into Breath of the Wild, which is by far the most I've spent on a game in 20 years. I love being distracted by all the exploration and particularly enjoy wandering along the coast - I think the game is actually satisfying some of my wanderlust after a year without travelling. I find the Guardians terrifying.

I also had lots of multiplayer fun playing Wrestling Empire on Switch this week - a ridiculous game that plays on its glitches.


Knightlore was my favourite of those. I recently bought Lumo on Nintendo Switch, which is heavily influenced by those games and has that fixed isometric perspective.
I've been dying to play Breath of the Wild for years now, but I just can't buy a console for the sole purpose of playing a single game!

Deciding whether to get "Days Gone" on PC.

I've been watching videos online and it looks pretty interesting, but I'm going to need to devote some time to it.
Yeah, definitely dozens of hours. Took almost 70 hours to beat this game (with a lot of secondary stuff done). I imagine it's pretty cheap nowadays.
 

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Loving Alien: Isolation, but i'm a stuck somewhere at the moment.

Downloading Days Gone now. I have some leave to take, so i might try and get into this over the next few weeks. I like the look of the game from what i've seen of videos and it kinda reminds me of the White Forest in HL2: Episode 2.
 

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Loving Alien: Isolation, but i'm a stuck somewhere at the moment.

Downloading Days Gone now. I have some leave to take, so i might try and get into this over the next few weeks. I like the look of the game from what i've seen of videos and it kinda reminds me of the White Forest in HL2: Episode 2.
My experience playing Alien: Isolation on nightmare:

Turn game on. Start saved spot. Move as quietly as possible. Come upon the xeno die horribly. Repeat. I'm not really making any progress at the moment. It's frustrating but I refuse to ratchet down the difficulty.
 

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I have never put more hours into any game than I did into Baldurs Gate 1+2.
Same here, hours must be in the thousands. I have tried recapturing that feeling with subsequent games like Pathfinder, Pillars of Eternity and Tyranny. The closest of those in feeling was Tyranny, to be honest, and I didn't think it would be. I feel like they got something right in Tyranny but it was a very small game. Pillars of Eternity 2 had scope, but it lacked something.

I think a lot of the makers of isometric games, that are trying to capture BG1, forget about the simplicity of the exploration in the early game. A large part of that game had nothing to do with the main storyline and that's what made it great in my opinion. Pillars of Eternity felt very linear, for example, Tyranny was similar but there was something better about it.

Right now I'm trying MW5, I have to see it is lacklustre so far. The graphics look like they are 20 yrs old.
 

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I've been dying to play Breath of the Wild for years now, but I just can't buy a console for the sole purpose of playing a single game!


Yeah, definitely dozens of hours. Took almost 70 hours to beat this game (with a lot of secondary stuff done). I imagine it's pretty cheap nowadays.
The Switch has a superb library of games. I've been very surprised at the huge depth of quality games available, and there are some great hidden gems. I've even had thoughts that the Switch might beat the Super Nintendo as my favourite console. And I barely play it handheld either, which seems to be one of the main selling points.
 

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I've been playing The Room - thankfully not an adaptation of the legendarily bad film - in which you uncover a story by opening a set of puzzle boxes. It's interesting, because that's all you do: it's like the sinister box from Hellraiser but much more complex and you don't summon demons. An engrossing little game.

And fun times galore as I've started up The Last of Us again. It's interesting to be back in the shoes of Joel, the happiest man in the whole post-apocalypse, whose life revolves around belting people with lengths of bent pipe and refusing to talk about things. TLOU doesn't do anything one thing exceptionally well, except perhaps the characters and story, but all the elements are well-made and it's engrossing stuff, even when you know how it's going to end.
 

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So i'm about 60 hours into Days Gone and maybe half way through. It's very good and i'm reaching a stage where i need to start killing some hordes as there are zombies everywhere and i really need to start thinning some of the smaller ones out. The game can be repetitive, but i am enjoying it and the tension is getting high.
 

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I'm currently playing Genshin Impact. It's an open-world high-fantasy game, and I absolutely love it! The storyline is brilliant, the graphics are beyond, and even the scripted audio is well done (seriously, don't get me started on the worldbuilding they did), but best part of all— it's FREE!
 

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Just finished Resident Evil 4 and 2 (both original and remake), which is my first contact with the series. I was incredibly surprised that a game with zombies and mutants (neither of which I like as tropes) turned out to be that good and engaging, especially in terms of design choices like how even the control scheme is set to generate tension. Sometimes venturing outside of the comfort zone can bring the best of surprises.

Otherwise Field of Glory 2 (the love of my life) - a turn-based wargame focused on antiquity and Dark Ages, and Legacy of Kain, which I replay periodically just for the incredible voice acting and setting (especially the quasi-industrial vampire post-apocalypse of Soul Reaver).
 

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I'm stuck on the Chemult Horde mission in Days Gone and just can't get past it.

Starting up Horizon Zero Dawn.
 

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I've recently been playing Metroid Fusion, as the announcement of Metroid Dread for the Switch put me in the mood for some 2D Metroid action. It's a great game, with a terrific atmosphere.
 

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I've finally done it. I've bought Stellaris as recommended here, despite my dislike for real-time strategy and Paradox in general. First impressions are not good. How on earth can a game covering galaxy wide grand strategy not have a manual?

Also, it says on the specs that it will run on Vista. I have an old Vista PC no longer connected to the internet and it will not even look at Stellaris. A quick search on the internet found me the answer. It did run on Vista at one time, but a patch then meant it would no longer run. I bought it on GOG, which only provides the latest version.

What do the developers say about this? Sorry. Maybe the next time a Windows update crashes everybody's computers, instead of fixing it, Microsoft should just say sorry too and not bother doing anything about it?

Technically, this is the wrong thread to post this because this is the game I am currently not playing. I have it installed on my Win 10 machine but still feel like I've been cheated because I didn't want it on my main machine (it's essentially reserved for recording music). I'm too pissed off to even go near it right now. Maybe in a few months time I'll look at it again.

Bloody Paradox. I should have known better. Never again.
 

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@Foxbat could I suggest you try installing Linux on your Vista machine?
Obviously I don't know how technically minded you are, but it could be worth it if you really want to play because it seems Stellaris does run on Linux

Failing that, there is a free game available on Linux called FreeOrion which is oft recommended as an alternative to Stellaris



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Of course, I've just realised a flaw in my suggestion. You need to be connected to the internet to download the game. :( ( Although there are always other ways and means)
 
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