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  1. HoopyFrood

    HoopyFrood Have brain, will travel

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    Haha, dammit people, I said no to Witcher :D (maybe I'll give it a look...)

    I remember my friend used to mention Shadow, I'll look at see if that's available.
     
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  2. Overread

    Overread Direwolf of the chrons

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    ICO and Shadow are in the same series though very different games. ICO is more of an area environment puzzler; moving around as you try to escape a strange almost abandoned castle. Some combat but its more a puzzle, made harder by having to protect your companion along the way.

    Shadow is basically set a long time before ICO and is very differnet; in this game you have a huge, mostly empty but very pretty environment. However situated within it are 13 or so unique titans that you have to take down. Each one is unique in how to beat it - puzzling out how to do it is the fun.

    Both are also examples of silent story telling in games. With very limited spoken parts, yet with very clear moving stories.
     
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  3. HoopyFrood

    HoopyFrood Have brain, will travel

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    Looks like Shadow is getting remastered and released on PS4 for next February.

    I just got a sudden hankering for Batman: Origins (really enjoyed that) but basically available on everything but the PS4 :D

    Gonna go have a look at Dishonoured now I think.
     
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  4. Overread

    Overread Direwolf of the chrons

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    WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT What about Horizon Zero Dawn!!

    Robots, adventuring (skyrim style) and female protagonist!

     
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  5. HoopyFrood

    HoopyFrood Have brain, will travel

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    Yeah, I did think about that one. I'll have a look at that, too.

    Hmm, £50 and no demo to download. I might pass on that for a while.
     
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  6. Overread

    Overread Direwolf of the chrons

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    That one is on my "probably worth getting the console just for that game" list.

    (when said console is on discount - and unless it gets a pc port)
     
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  7. Bugg

    Bugg A Lerxst in Wonderland

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    Yeah, HZD is fabulous :cool:

    It's no Witcher 3, though :p:D
     
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  8. Bugg

    Bugg A Lerxst in Wonderland

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    I wouldn't go that far. Put it this way, I'm not good with that sort of thing, but I loved Bloodborne (haven't played DS3 as yet, although I do have it) and if it's mahoosive bosses you're after, look no further :)
     
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  9. HoopyFrood

    HoopyFrood Have brain, will travel

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    Ooh, OK, I'll give it a look, thanks!
     
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  10. Bugg

    Bugg A Lerxst in Wonderland

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    And this is just the first one . . .

     
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  11. Bugg

    Bugg A Lerxst in Wonderland

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    But seriously:



    :love:
     
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  12. HoopyFrood

    HoopyFrood Have brain, will travel

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    Christ, it does look stunning.
     
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  13. AlexH

    AlexH Well-Known Member

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    It was 00/01 or 01/02 for me too. An Italian player called Lorenzo Tramarin was my star. I don't think I could play one again - too much of a time-eater!
     
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  14. HoopyFrood

    HoopyFrood Have brain, will travel

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    OK, thanks for your help everyone, I've started the demo of Dishonoured 2. All manner of stuff has kicked off, I've been booted in the face and now I'm mad. Here we go, prepare to get stabbed up, everyone!
     
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  15. thaddeus6th

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    Not out yet, but Kingdom Come: Deliverance (due February next year) looks very interesting. It's set in Bohemia (Czech Republic today, ish) 1403. Looks like there's great freedom of choice being sneaky, being nasty, being nice etc. You can cook stuff, get drunk, perform historical alchemy [I think].

    Dragon's Dogma is out, and it's a fantastic action RPG. Has the best combat of any RPG I've ever played (well, maybe par with Phantasy Star IV, but that was turn-based). Word of warning, perhaps avoid ordering via Amazon, they seem to have a problem with accidentally sending out Xbox versions.

    Pillars of Eternity is a very old school RPG, a bit like Divinity: Original Sin (but not quite as steep when it comes to difficulty... I still haven't finished the latter). Should warn you it's text-heavy, but decisions do have consequences and there's great scope for customising your character both at creation and through making good, or naughty, choices.
     
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  16. HoopyFrood

    HoopyFrood Have brain, will travel

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    Ooh, thanks, nice suggestions! I like the idea of being able to be nice or nasty (though usually my conscience means I go nice all the time). I'd love a game where you could basically become a dark overlord by the end.
     
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  17. Phyrebrat

    Phyrebrat ba-Ba-ba-brat

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    Battlefront II.

    I’d mastered Battlefront and 100%’d it a few months ago which took me nearly two years. I fear this one will take longer. Still getting to grips with the new methodology of levelling up but enjoying it. A lot.

    Here I am as Maul on Naboo. The Queen’s Royal Starship has to be seen to be believed. Phenomenal.

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    pH
     
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  18. Toby Frost

    Toby Frost Well-Known Member

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    I tried to play Elite: Dangerous, but I've given up. Everything in it seems to be set up to be counter-intuitive and penalising: to give an example, you fly to a space station, get permission to land, and then realise that there's no clear landing pad. So, you look for the landing pad, which involves flying around the station. But the game only gives you a few minutes to land (why? there are no other human players) and if you try to land on the wrong (but empty) landing pad, the game fines you (why again?). Sorry, life's too short.
     
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  19. Vladd67

    Vladd67 Stake Holder

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    The trouble I found with Elite and a lot of other games I like to play is I can’t give them enough time to do them justice. I just don’t have the time to grind my way through earning money or collecting material for building. Watching games like The Forest, 7 Days to die, and Conan the destroyer on YouTube I get loads of inspiration for building but I know I just cant spend the time levelling up or resource gathering to make my plans happen.
     
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  20. Bugg

    Bugg A Lerxst in Wonderland

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    Have to disagree with this. The landing pads are clearly numbered, and have those numbers hovering above them, so you have to go to the one the station told you to go to, no choice. But I agree, it's a monumental time suck, and the combat can be a pain. I return to it every now and then, play it for a bit, then move on. It's really meant for people like my friend, who's part of a group that play in their own instance for a few hours practically every night, and who doesn't have a life :D
     
    Dec 10, 2017 at 11:04 AM
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