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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #100 on: November 24, 2013, 11:43:22 PM »
I've been spending waaaaaayyyyy too much time playing games when I should be recording my next album. (Shame I know)

Lately I've been playing:

Lost in Shadow - Wii  (interesting concept, feels like a combination of Ico, Limbo & Echochrome)
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus - PS3 (Short but worth your time if you like R&C games)
Mushihimesama Futari - Xbox 360 (If you like shmups its a must play)
Excitebots Trick Racing - Wii (Looks like shovel ware upon 1st look,, but is actually a kick ass arcade racing game)
Crimsons Skies - Xbox (A decade old now, but it totally holds up, great buy and even plays on an Xbox 360, it's like 5 bucks used, no excuses on this one!)

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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #101 on: November 25, 2013, 03:55:41 PM »
I've been spending waaaaaayyyyy too much time playing games when I should be recording my next album. (Shame I know)


Get to work!

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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #102 on: December 02, 2013, 02:40:24 PM »
I just bought for ps3 after a long absence from playing:

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  • Need for Speed Hot Pursuit
  • Tekken Tag Team 2
  • Mortal Kombat Komplete
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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #103 on: December 09, 2013, 02:11:52 PM »
I finally got around to tinkering with Minecraft a little bit. I've had it sitting here for a long time, waiting.

It's more sandbox than game, but it's fun. I can see how it would be addicting! I only let myself mess around with it for 20-30 minutes or so.

Has anybody else here bothered with Minecraft?
 
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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #104 on: December 09, 2013, 04:31:45 PM »
I play Minecraft several hours a week with my kids. It is a ton of fun.

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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #105 on: December 12, 2013, 01:29:28 PM »
Minecraft seems like a game where you can just play for 10 or 20 minutes and have a little fun, and set it aside. Of course, I understand it's supposed to be addicting, and I could see how you can get caught up into harvesting resources and making stuff.

Also, I just sold my regular edition of Skyrim and ordered the Legendary one, so I can play the various add-ons. Kind of stupid, considering I hadn't even finished the regular Skyrim yet, but I found a good deal on the legendary version and wanted to take advantage of it.
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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #106 on: December 21, 2013, 03:42:46 AM »
Skyrim is in a league of its own in terms of open-ended gameplay and sandbox world. I can't think of anything that comes close. Probably for the best. I don't have time for such extended adventures.

Right now, I'm playing Final Fantasy 14 (MMORPG) on PC

This is sort of contradictory. You're playing an MMORPG, which are the most time consuming games out there, but don't have time for Skyrim. :)

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« Reply #107 on: December 21, 2013, 03:48:44 AM »
I played through The Swapper for PC. Really beautiful atmospheric puzzle game with great ambient music. Recommended to all.

Also playing Path of Exile, a free action RPG, by far the best one out there, very deep and complex. Of course, it's a hell of a grind. But the many ways you can customize your character is one of the things that make this game worthwhile. Everything is so much better done than in Diablo 3.

I never got the hype for Skyrim. It's a beautiful world, but otherwise I found it unengaging. Also the combat is just awful.

For another type of massive open world game, you could check out some Space Sims. The recent X Rebirth is getting bad reviews, but the upcoming crowd funded "Star Citizen" and "Elite: Dangerous" are very, very interesting (and very good looking) projects.

"Elite: Dangerous retains the basic premise of previous games - players start with a spaceship and a small amount of money and make their own way in an open galaxy. Players will choose how much they interact with others, from completely offline play to something approaching an MMO. The extensively procedurally generated universe is expected to be vast both in scope and detail, perhaps allowing players to fly down into a unique cloudscape for every planet of every size in a universe containing hundreds of billions stars"
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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #108 on: December 21, 2013, 07:19:54 AM »
This is sort of contradictory. You're playing an MMORPG, which are the most time consuming games out there, but don't have time for Skyrim. :)
I see your point. A missing detail to clarify: I only play MMOs with a gang of friends for a few hours two times a week. I don't log in otherwise.

[...] but the upcoming crowd funded "Star Citizen" and "Elite: Dangerous" are very, very interesting (and very good looking) projects.

Yup, I backed both those games. Star Citizen looks to be quite epic in scope. Hopefully they can deliver on the hype they're selling. Those two games will also support the Oculus Rift. I can't wait for that piece of tech to arrive (the 1080p version, that is).
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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #109 on: December 30, 2013, 03:08:47 PM »
Games I've been playing lately:

Baroque (Wii)
Night Sky (3DS)
Realms Of Arkania: Shadows Over Riva (DOS)
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (3DS)
Sonic Adventure DX (PC)
The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
VVVVVV (3DS)
Wizardry 6 (PC)

Also got Lost In Shadow recently. Haven't played it yet though.

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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #110 on: December 31, 2013, 07:50:27 AM »
I just started playing The Last of Us (PS3).
One word: Cinematic!

Great music too. Lots of ambient guitar stuff.
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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #111 on: February 09, 2014, 07:20:25 AM »
Recently started playing Rogue Legacy. Great little platformer with RPG elements. It has that addictive "just one more try" thing going for it.

Also been playing Saints Row 4 co-op with my bro. That game is ridiculous and hilarious.

Unfortunately, The Witcher 2 hasn't been keeping my attention, much to my disappointment. The story doesn't engage me at all.
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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #112 on: February 10, 2014, 12:18:02 PM »
I believe I have finally convinced Lena to try Skyrim. That's big news!
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« Reply #113 on: February 10, 2014, 12:28:21 PM »
I recently picked up the Dawnguard addon for Skyrim.
It was excellent !
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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #114 on: February 10, 2014, 12:39:30 PM »
Even though I hadn't played Skyrim for 6+ months (until this weekend), I did trade in my regular version of Skyrim for the Legendary version, when I found the Legendary edition on sale for under $30 around the holidays.

I'm looking forward to the expansion material, of course, even though I hadn't finished the main quest in the standard version.  I played that game like crazy, and for some reason stopped at level 47 and never started again until now.
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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #115 on: February 10, 2014, 01:10:42 PM »
I certainly didn't do everything in the main game either. I'm at 55.
Both of the main addons are very good. I didn't go for the build your own place one.
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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #116 on: February 10, 2014, 03:21:13 PM »
Man I wish I had time right now for an epic RPG like Skyrim!

Lately my time has been limited to playing quick arcade style games that can be played in increments of less that an hour...

Mushihimesama Futari - Xbox360 - A great shmup, get's crazy intense at times, a good adrenaline hit, if you hate anime style girls, beware of this one.
Battle Fantasia - Xbox360 - A fairly rare fighting game I found used for only a few bucks, cool art and character design, but a bit of a shallow experience
Viewtiful Joe - Gamecube - A classic I've owned for a year but only recently played, a great throwback beat em up that's hard as balls.
Kingdom Grand Prix - Saturn - A cross between a shmup and a racing game, haven't made my mind up on this one yet, it cost me a pretty penny so I'm going to try and stick with it.
Street Fighter Collection - Saturn - Has my favourite port of Street Fighter Alpha 2 on it, which I haven't played in years, but its just like riding a bike.
Radiant Silvergun - Saturn - Played through story mode, another hard as balls game, but has a great soundtrack and is really cinematic, this would have been mind blowing in 1998.

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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #117 on: February 10, 2014, 04:23:25 PM »
I don't really have time for Skyrim either, which is why I haven't played it in so long.

But if I can get Lena interested in it, that would be fun!
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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #118 on: April 06, 2014, 07:24:36 AM »
Someone turned me on to Monument Valley yesterday. It was a blast. It is an iOS iPhone/iPad kind of game; I don't think it is meant for a desktop, but I could be wrong.

The graphics are beautiful and there is a quasi-ambient soundtrack that accompanies the 10 levels.

It is a puzzle game in which you have to navigate your character from one end of the "maze" to the other. What makes it unique, however, is that it embodies Escher-like principles in which two paths might be broken from one angle, but, if you rotate the display, you might be able to find an angle that enables those paths to connect. Many of the puzzles require thinking in 4 dimensions, which is a fun exercise.

Anyhow, if you're in the US and you're looking for something interesting to do during commercials of the NCAA tournament, this is your answer. ;-)

http://www.monumentvalleygame.com/

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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #119 on: April 06, 2014, 11:30:49 AM »
Just put that on our iPad ... looking forward to it. Be a little shared thing with the wife. Thanks Chris.
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