What Games Have You Bought and What Are You Playing

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  1. IvanV

    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    I got the Humble THQ Bundle last night and all the games in it are really good. I'm particularly interested in Saint's Row the Third and then there are Metro 2033 and Red Faction: Armageddon and I hear that Darksiders aren't half bad either, although they don't seem like my usual type of game. I guess that means that my "to play" list has just become even longer. :lol: The last game in the bundle, CoH, has been on that list for ages.) BTW, take a look at what THQ stock has been doing since yesterday!

    Other games that I own, and have already started, but can't make time for, are Trine 2, Splinter Cell: Conviction and Sleeping Dogs, all really good stuff! EDIT: I'm some way into the Black Mesa HL2 mod as well.

    BTW, I'm still playing ACIII, I'm at around 30% of the story and I'm cleaning up the side missions at the moment. The game is pretty good, I like how the story is going as well as the new gameplay elements. The side missions are a bit of a let-down. The liberation missions usually consist of going to place X (usually in front of some house) and killing a bunch of tax-men; that's it, not even a "Thank you!" conversation with the house owner. Assassination contracts are even weaker contents-wise, you go to a guy to activate them and all of the targets appear on the map; they are nameless, faceless, lacking any story about why they need to be killed (other than that they are simply Templars); unguarded by others, each patrols his own area among other NPCs and when you decide to kill one, you just walk to his location, approach from behind, stab him with the hidden blade and walk on; no battle, no conversation, the guards don't get alarmed; and unless you turn off Social Status Indicator*, he gets a red mark above his head as soon as you get near him, no need to even use eagle vision.

    *I like to have SSI on so that I know when a guard starting to be alarmed. Without it, it's really hard to get through a city full of troops on a mission when you are not incognito. Alas, that means a whole bunch of other indicators on screen.
     
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    blibbax nahm8

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    Me at 11pm yesterday: Oh, I'll just play a bit of Dishonored before I go to bed.
    Me at 5:30am yesterday: What? Are those birds chirping? Holy crap is that the time?
     
  3. IvanV

    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    What's your playing style? I went with stealth because I wanted low chaos and also because I usually prefer less combat, but after I finished, I thought it would have been more fun if I had let go a bit on one or two levels, killed a few tallboys, set a few traps, abused my powers a little...
     
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    blibbax nahm8

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    Full-bore psychopath. No holes barred. Find out which guest is your target? I'd rather kill every single guest. :w00t:

    I do use stealth to scout out what I'm doing, then I unleash the fury of hell until guards stop coming.

    Generally, for spread out enemies I blink from enemy to enemy, stabbing before they can react. For clustered enemies, I slow time and pick them off one at a time with the pistol. Or if I've got plenty of health potions, I blink into the middle of them and place one of those blade-trap-things at my feet :D

    EDIT: Ok, so I just completed the game, with a completion time of about 12 hours. I guess if I had a complaint it would be that the toughest difficult setting is too easy to leeroy and to hard to sneak through. Very much enjoyed it, though.
     
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    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    I played on normal and, while there were a couple of spots in the game where I had a hard time, generally, I spent the game with a full "backpack" of health potions, Pierot's elixirs and ammo. And there were a bunch of runes I haven't used. It certainly had to do with my play style which, in hindsight, was a bit too cautious and conservative, but it had at least as much to do with the game being on the easy side.

    BTW, what ending did you get?
     
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    blibbax nahm8

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    The high chaos ending.

    Emile survives and runs the empire, Corvo survives too.
     
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    Liqourice Well-Known Member

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    Haven't bought any game since early spring, I think the latest one was L.A. Noire when it was on steam sale.

    Haven't really found any game that attracted me lately..

    Endless Space looks interesting though, I might buy it this weekend.
     
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    Neshi HH's cuddly Blue Bear

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    endless space is interesting and different from all other games I've played. I would, however, not buy it unless it is cheap
     
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    Liqourice Well-Known Member

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    That's why I might get it now when it's "cheepish" at 50%. I don't think 17.5€ (roughly 150SEK) is that much for a decent game.
     
  10. IvanV

    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    I finished Mark of the Ninja some time ago and I thought I'd give it a mini-review. It is a 2D stealth platformer and I had a good deal of fun with it. :)

    In the game, you're, obviously, a ninja, which determines your style: you're quieter, faster, more athletic than you're foes, but you're also limited to an appropriate arsenal. On the other hand, you're facing traps, high tech security systems and enemies equipped with firearms and occasionally night vision and gas-masks, accompanied by dogs that can sniff you from afar. And one particularly nasty type of enemy towards the end. ;)

    The game can be played with different styles and, just like any oldschool game, it scores the player and gives rewards, whether he is a true ghost (end of level bonus if you don't get detected and an even bigger one if you don't kill anyone), or a merciless stealthy assassin (bonuses for quality kills, hiding bodies...). The one thing it frowns upon is being spotted; the alarm will be raised and there is a penalty for each detection (and, of course, the end of level bonus is gone). That (and the difference in armament and numbers) makes the game more about level exploration, planning and patience than action, although there are moments when swift action is required.

    But if you have a mean streak in yourself, you can toy with the guards by putting them into a state of terrified frenzy; you can startle them and make them fall into their death, or panic and open fire at their own.

    The further you progress and the more seals you collect (awarded for achieving high scores, fulfilling optional objectives, finding hidden artifacts and solving challenge rooms), you're proving yourself as a better ninja, which enables you to choose and unlock additional skills and items.

    Upon completion, a mode called "New Game Plus" is unlocked. It makes the game slightly harder by removing enemy vision cones and "ripples" that show how far the noise you make travels and also limits your vision by obscuring the side of the screen that you are not facing.

    For a simple playthrough, you're looking at... 6-9h, I would say. I enjoyed the game, so I wanted to get all the seals and all the achievements and I also did a second playthrough in New Game Plus and that way I got over 20h out of the game, so in my case the value turned out pretty good. :)
     
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    malmental System Builder > Hardware Specialist

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    nothing out there RIGHT THIS SECOND that I want to get, I have been looking for a few games the past week.
    I guess it's a good time to start FC3 and Dishonored, do it this weekend, as for now I running through some Crysis again on Vet and Master levels.
    if I'm not on my p and q's I get my ass whooped pretty good.
     
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    I'm a bit like that atm too
    got given Steam wallet vouchers for xmas, and havent found anything i want to spend on yet :(

    actually ended up spending most of last weekend playing Dawn of War :lol:
     
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    MooN*FiRE Pandemonium Fortress

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    Well I have a couple of games I recently bought that I am balancing game time on:
    Primordia, Borderlands 2 + DLC, Divine Divinity Pack (Very hard game to play and a lot of fun). I am currently waiting for Tomb raider, Dead Space 3 and X-Rebirth.
     
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    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    I'm not sure what exactly do you mean by "waiting for Tomb Raider", but it's currently on sale on Steam, along with other Square Enix games! :)
     
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    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    Tomb Raider (Due release March 5 2013)

     
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    I've never been able to play Tomb Raider games, the puzzles are too hard for me. Prince of Persia puzzles make more sense.
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    I got stuck on one part in, I think it was, TR: Revelations. There's this one place where she has to use a crank to raise a gate/door clear across a large room, then run, jump, roll, and finally slide beneath the door before it closes.

    I never did get past that part.

    But, the more recent ones I've been able to complete....eventually. ;)
     
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    I'm sure you'll agree with me that the puzzles especially in the early Tomb Raider games were really hard, and the boss for the first Tomb Raider game was impossible. For those of you that remember.
     
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    I had the original Tomb Raider on Sega Saturn. The console was broken and could not save. I eventually completed it in one take :)
     
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    I remember when one of my friends brought his PS2 to my house and he didn't have a memory card so we had to finish Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty in one shot, and we did it! Was a momentous occasion.
     

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