Post by Neo Calrissian on Sept 3, 2014 12:48:21 GMT -5
Got myself a cheap copy of Dark Souls over the weekend... someone may have to give me some emotional support at some point, cause this game is affecting my mental well-being XD All kidding aside, it's a monstrously good game, I recommend it to you all
Started playing Skyrim again. First time I was playing a Breton and specialised in heavy armour, one-handed weapons (war axes) and shields. This time I'm playing as a Khajiit and going for a Thief style of play through. I'm also going to explore the map a lot more before I do the Dragon Rising quest, just so I don't have to worry about dragons showing up every time I fast travel to Dawnstar, and there won't be any dragons guarding various word walls.
Steam sale is on, which means I buy cheap games that I will either play immediately, or never touch So far I bought Gauntlet, Next Car Game: Wreckfest, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Total War: Rome II, Tales from the Borderlands, Kerbal Space Program, Project Zomboid, Shadow of Mordor, and The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind. On top of that, I got Planet Explorers, Table Top Simulator and 100% Orange Juice from friends, and got Dragon Age Inquisition for my PS4 from my parents. Then, when I build my computer a couple months back, I got an AMD voucher for 3 games, and so I finally got around to redeeming them since it expires soon and got Dirt 3, Banner Saga and Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack as a pack, and Star Citizen.
Played a bit of MGS V Ground Zeroes. It is a pretty game, and my first foray into the Metal Gear Solid franchise. Only played 2 hours, but it plays pretty slick. I kind of suck at stealth
Planet Explorers is fun, but it runs out of content pretty quickly. It's still in early access, so hopefully at some point it blossoms into something more meaningful.
NCG: Wreckfest has been a blast. Another early access, but it has enough for a lot of enjoyment. The damage physics are awesome, where your car crumples naturally and not in predefined ways. Little bits go flying when you get hit, and if you take a corner too fast and slam into a concrete barrier or a tire wall, chunks of concrete break from the walls, or the tires go flying in all directions. Admittedly, I am terrible at racing games, and so I loose against my friends quite regularly, but the selling point is the damage engine (and it is a remarkably pretty game in its own right). Looks awesome, and so visceral, when a car goes tumbling end over end in front of you as you dodge pieces that used to be the other players car. The cars can get damaged beyond any reasonable car could and still run, as it is not entirely trying to strike the hardcore simulation crowd, but a bit of a mix of arcade and simulation. Tons of fun.
I bought Gauntlet for me and my friends and we started playing it. It is tough, but that is Gauntlet in a nutshell. Quite fun, but can get frustrating, especially when you are dead tired. A little bit unbalance between the hard melee classes to the ranged classes. Ranged characters have more survivability.
100% Orange Juice was a game one of my friend bought for the group, and it turned out to be the surprise hit. He bought it on a whim, as everyone else had bought something for the group. It is a board game with a bit collectable card deck building intertwined. Has basically nothing to do with Orange Juice. It is a sickly cutesie, anime styled board game about killing monsters, leveling up and screwing over the other players, and it is a ton of fun.
And last of what I've really been playing here in the last week or so is Project Zomboid. It is a hardcore, isometric zombie survival game about looting, staying alive, but ultimately failing and being eaten alive. It is tough (with recent updates making it even tougher). My brother ended up buying it for himself, and so we have been playing multiplayer. It is fun, if you find fun in being stressed out about needing to eat, drink, and hide from the mass of undead trying to eat you alive. So far we have attempted to set up a safe house, got injured while scavenging, become ill, and succumbed to our ailments in our safe house. But hey, the safe house still hasn't been sieged by the hordes yet, so that is something, lol.