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gavpowell

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Sep 3, 2011
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I'd been waiting to buy Cities: Skylines for a while, putting it off while I got through Witcher 3, but I played it tonight for a few hours at my mate's house.

I was underwhelmed. I'd been expecting a sort of modern Caesar 3, where there are all kinds of goals and challenges to contend with while building your city. Aside from constantly running into debt, it basically seems to be free of all that stuff.I feel Caesar 3 was more interesting in the way it gave you a whole load of stuff to juggle and ratchet up the pressure, whereas Skylines just says "Add a couple of residential zones every once in a while and when you hit X  thousand we'll give you a couple of extra buildings."
 

SuPerNoVi

Supreme Being
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Aug 23, 2011
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Using night vision goggles would be a good starting point, then get the binoculars out and have a good scan of the area to tag hostiles.

Then I'd find some poor unsuspecting fool, and interrogate him to reveal the location of the hostage.

Or drop some C4, run in the opposite direction and detonate. Then watch as the enemy investigate the explosion, allowing you to tag them all, or enter the un guarded base.
I figured out how to use the Nightvision and I started stealthy but as soon as one spots you it feels like the only solution is to kill them all. I've pretty much come to the conclusion the only way to play this game is to kill everyone.

This game is completely missing the puzzle like gameplay of the first MGS and that's a damn shame.
 

Rinshaw

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Aug 25, 2011
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There are loads of non lethal weapons which means you can play the game without the need to kill. You can even use a water pistol, and trust me you can complete missions using that alone.
 

Shogun

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Aug 25, 2011
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I find myself fluttering between Elite:Dangerous and absolutely nothing...nothing is keeping my interested.

I could say the same about Elite:Dangerous as well tbh, just kinda feel like i'm wasting time with it. 75% of the game is just traveling around the universe and seeing nothing but black :(
 

Driver

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Aug 20, 2011
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So after thoroughly enjoying The Stanley Parable, I jumped at The Beginner's Guide when I found out it was by the same people. Not sure what to make of this one, it's far more linear (or appears to be) and much shorter to boot. It look like some kind of allegory regarding writer's block, or some other kind of creative drought, but it could be about the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Who knows?

Has anyone else tried it?
 

ThorZ

Monsters dont sleep under your bed, they sleep ins
Oct 10, 2011
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Still playing witcher 3. Over 60 hours in and still faffing, only level 23
 

Nige

It is, is it?
Aug 27, 2011
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Taking a break from Alan Wake (got bored) to resurrect 007Legends, given that it's the month of Bondember. It inexplicably broke when I was half way through it a couple of years ago. Decided to see if I could fix it last week, and it started no problem.

Also exploring Project Cars.
 
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Betamax

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Aug 31, 2011
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Just started playing Squad - so far i'm enjoying it except it's steep learning curve. If anyone wants a bash add me on steam (Betamax)
 

culps

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Aug 25, 2011
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Just finished Alien Isolation. Fairly enjoyable but did get repetitive towards the end. How many generators need re-starting? Another one, really?

It felt like an old school game in that I had to play some levels over and over again until I found a route through or realised how to get past the androids or Alien in my way.
 

tom_hargreaves

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Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection on PS4. 

I never played the first 2 games on PS3, so playing them now was great. They're still very very good games. Just about to start 3 today!
 

Shogun

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Aug 25, 2011
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Played Mass Effect 1 and saved everyone except the one person that has to die and completed everything. Played ME2 and finished everything and everyone survived at the end and i made all the "correct" choices, now i'm on the last mission on ME3 and all is completed apart from two fucking shitty "go fetch" missions from the Omega DLC and Eden Prime DLC which i can't go back and complete now as the areas are closed off and finished :mad:

It's not a major issue as they don't matter that much, but i just wanted 100% :p  

Next on the list is Splinter Cell from beginning to end. Installed the first one yesterday (on Windows 10 64bit) with only one hiccup which is the cut scene videos flickering like mad. Found a fix by installed an ENB which loads the game with DX8/DX9 run times, but it's unpredictable and crashes randomly. The game runs fine perfectly fine but just the videos are annoying, but i suppose i can live with a 2min flickering video to play such a good game :)

Replaying all these old games because no new games are catching my attention tbh, the next one is Tom Clancy The Division which i am looking forward to if i can find a team to play with :)
 

burp

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Aug 20, 2011
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I got bored after a few hours of the first one so wouldn't consider it.

Supposed to be better than the original if you liked that one.
 
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Halrick

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Aug 16, 2011
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I'm all set to give it a try this weekend. The last Tomb Raider I played was on the Game Boy Advance so things have most likely changed quite a bit since.
 

culps

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Aug 25, 2011
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I have just started it on the Xbox and so far it's pretty similar to the last Tomb Raider game, this is fine for me as I did enjoy the previous one. I've only done the first couple of levels so I can't really say any more than that.
 

Halrick

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Aug 16, 2011
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I'm all set to give it a try this weekend. The last Tomb Raider I played was on the Game Boy Advance so things have most likely changed quite a bit since.
After roughly 5.5 hours I'm 21% of the way through and loving every minute. There are plenty of little rewards for exploration dotted about each area so far that add to the fun without becoming too much of an unnecessary distraction/chore *cough* Assassin's Creed *cough*. Collecting feathers actually serves a purpose!

The biggest cause of deviation from the main quest line for me is how bloody beautiful everything is. I spend most of my time standing on ledges just looking around at the surrounding landscape and taking screenshots. The motion capture for the cutscenes is extremely well done, too.