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Venusian Broon

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Oh my god...have been carefully plotting for the past ten years to put my 'super' male relative, via changing to agnatic gavelkind just recently, onto the throne (My descendants being basically all female and pretty low scoring, and well let's face it: the game scores female rulers down heavily) and careful husbanding of a now, almost 60 year old king....

BUT GODDAMIT HE GOES AND PRODUCES A MALE HEIR. AT THAT AGE!?!?!?!?!

So now for realm stability and a chance to actually make this work he's got to get to his late 70's to let his heir grow up.

Otherwise I've got probably a decade of a realm controlled by a regent :-(

GOD DAMN YOU CRUSADER KINGS 2 !!!!!!!

:LOL:

In fairness, this is why this game, despite it's age and relative simplicity, is so brilliant.

EDIT:

Now I've got an 'illness' (CK2 warning that it may just kill your character off) and my +1 health pet cat just died too...I am not looking at the screen and crossing as many appendages as possible to make the random number generator in CK2 keeps my oldster going...
 
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Bugg

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I've hit a mission in Fire Emblem: Awakening that is absolutely kicking my arse, which I actually think is a good thing in a strategy RPG. I think I've attempted it six times now, trying different strategies and party combinations. I got pretty far the latest time but then just got overwhelmed by high level enemies which spawned at a certain point. Fortunately it's a side story, so it's not blocking my progress in the main campaign. I'll have to come back to it once some of my characters have levelled up a bit more.

Awesome game.
 

Bugg

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Things just got weird. Part of the strategy with the Fire Emblem games is to have the same characters fighting side by side as much as possible, so that they form a friendship and develop support bonuses the more they fight together (a mechanic the most recent XCOM game shamelessly nicked, iirc). FE: Awakening takes it a step further in that, if you nurture those relationships enough, the characters get married and have kids.

I'll spoilerise the next bit just in case anyone ever wants to play it:

Back near the start of the game there was a mission where a stranger fell from the sky and saved one of the main characters. I'd almost forgotten about it, what with all the 'getting my arse kicked' and stuff.

Now, much further into the game, the main character, Chrom, and his wife have had a child. But it turns out that the stranger who fell from the sky was actually that child, all grown up, sent back through time to save the future. Turns out she brought a lot of other 'children of my characters' back with her, too.

Marty McFly will be turning up next. Or possibly Arnie.

God, I love this game :love:
 

Lucien21

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I'm about 30% of the way through Spider-Man. Loving it so far. The swinging through the city is fantastic.

I't not doing anything fantastically new (It's basically one of the Arkham games), but it does it very well.
 

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Cheers for that, Lucien.

Looks a little easier, with less plummeting woe (it was always a bit lame when you screwed up and ended up as a pedestrian), but a better flow to it. Also, better draw distance so you don't see lights turning on as you swing around.

As a game mechanic, it's pretty cool.
 

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I'm about 30% of the way through Spider-Man. Loving it so far. The swinging through the city is fantastic.

I't not doing anything fantastically new (It's basically one of the Arkham games), but it does it very well.
I'm at about the same point! The web swinging is a great mechanic. Even though I can fast travel now I still find myself swinging to the next objective! The combat is certainly very Arkham-esque, as is traversing the city in a lot of ways, though the city is a lot more colourful and lively than Gotham. And massive too!

My only issue is that it's a console exclusive - I'd rather play a game like this on PC, just because I'm far better with a mouse and keyboard than a controller.
 

Lucien21

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I just finished it. Spider-Man is an amazing game I loved it. Just a few things to tidy up and this will be my second Platinum trophy this year. (God of War being the other one)
 

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Has anyone tried Cultist Simulator? I don't have heaps of time to play games, so I've been taking this one very slowly, but it's great. Like a strange, relaxing, threatening card game with plenty of text and story. I love the atmosphere.

 

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More Dishonoured 2.

Today, in my stealthy, non-lethal quest to bring mercy and justice to my people:

- See a guard smoking next to a pond
- Decide that he's in the way, but just a hapless minion, so I'll be kind to him
- Shoot guard with tranquiliser dart
- Guard promptly falls into pond and starts to drown
- Shoal of piranhas arrives and starts to eat drowning guard
- Nearby security device blasts entire pond with gigantic lightning bolt
- Awkward.
 

thaddeus6th

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Toby, that's the best advertisement for Dishonored 2 I've seen. Makes me actually want to buy it.

Currently playing Dragon Quest XI (*cough* drew something that's in the media gallery). Very old school, but I like it. A significant change of pace from my usual serious/grim stuff (Witcher 3, The Last of Us, etc).
 

Bugg

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Dragon Quest XI is very good. I've played about 15 hours of it and enjoyed it muchly - especially once the first couple of hours were out of the way and the story got going - but I'm still playing and loving Fire Emblem: Awakening (60+ hours now) so it's taking a back seat. My 3DS addiction shows no sign of abating as I also picked up Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies and Etrian Odyssey IV from the eshop for a total of £12. Bargainous.
 

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Yeah, one thing I always dislike with 'party' style RPGs is waiting to get all the companions. I'm a fair way in now, really enjoying the gambling (not sure how to get into the top poker table. I've got over 50,000 chips, so I don't think that's the limit. Might need to be level 30, or higher).
 

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