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Which games are you currently playing?

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basically name a game or more that you are currently playing (or have been recently) and say what you think of it.

Prince of Persia (newest): It is OK, not as good as the last 3, the removal of death as a deterrent is irritating, I wish they had not done it, it seems like a way to appeal to "casuals". I think the combat is dry and repetitive also.

Smash Bros:brawl: Overall an excellent game, however a lot of the mechanics from melee worked better in my opinion

Halo Wars: the best RTS I have played on a console, over simplified compared to PC ones, although that is to be expected. It is a pity Ensemble don't exist anymore

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  • More TBOI and Dark Souls.

    I finally got past one of the bosses. Its a shame I had to look up in the mini-guide for the solution, but even when knowing it was hard!!

    Firstly, what you need to do is go up the ladder, (which I didn't know existed! (as its very dark and you wouldn't see it unless its pointed out to you!)), kill the skeleton crossbowmen, (make sure to roll as soon as climb up, as one is on top of the ladder and will attack as soon as you finish climbing) then walk just enough so that the boss appears.

    Then you need to run back to the ladder and climb.

    Once up there, do not dawdle, as the boss can still get up there and get you.

    Once he's directly below, do a plunging attack, (to thats right bumper or R1 while falling), then run away.

    Once he catches up to you, dodge past his attack, then run back to the ladder, and repeat.

    You may need to do this around 3 or 4 times.

    Sounds easy but it is not.

    If the boss hits you he will take off a huge chunk of health, and he is massive and the game is a little buggy at times.

    Still died after that.

    The game is sneaky, as when you get a little further there is a bridge.

    You start running down it, then a massive dragon suddenly shows up and toast it!

    So you have to be ready to run away once it starts.

    Then run towards the middle of the bridge and run down the staircase.
    Fortunately at that point the game allows you to return to the fireplace via a ladder, but that is not exactly comforting...

  • I played some Portal 2 to finish the DLC.

    Also, I've been playing around with custom maps and sounds in Left 4 Dead 2, and had an interesting glitch.

  • VVVVVV. Some of the player levels are pretty awesome.

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    This weekend was GOG's free "Broken Sword Director's Cut" time! I still own the original as a PS1 game, and I played it once back then. Didn't really think about playing it a second time, but I had obviously forgotten what a fantastic adventure it is. Great atmosphere, I had a lot of fun...

  • Playing Legend of Zelda: Ocraina of Time(if anyone asks, the n64 version that is part of the collection on the gamecube) . I forgot how amazing this game is.

  • More Dark Souls.

    Truly a epic, epic game.

    I'm getting just a bit further than I was before.

    I managed to slay the miniboss (not the dragon, an armoured hog-thing (that you can only damage by stabbing its bottom! (that thank god hasn't respawned!))), but I'm still getting my ass handed to me by the stronger enemies.

    The Skeleton with lances are pretty annoying.

    Amusingly easy to kill out in the open, since you can simply circle them till they attack and score and easy backstab critical kill, but in a corridor they are a nightmare!

    The new enemy soldier guys are horrid too.
    They can kill you in about 3 hits, and are big and hard to roll past.

    I keep being killed at the exact same spot now.

    Now that I have a Great Axe, things are much easier.

    I can kill regular skeletons in one regular hit with the right timing, so farming souls is very easy now.
    But the cost of upgrading stats is rising sharply.

    Also managed to get and keep enough humanity to kindle the spawn point, so I have double healing items which makes things a little easier.

    Though getting away from fights to heal is difficult so that diminishes the benefit.

    All in all, the game has its cheap points, and its frustrations, but once you get past that its fantastic!

    Its certainly no combo fest. Its all about learning how each enemy behaves, (e.g. a skeleton with a sword will charge as soon as he sees you, but a skeleton with a spear will slowly inch his way towards you until he decided to maniacally thrust at you for a big chunk of damage, and the zombies are quicker than the skeletons so can catch you with a hit before you can hit them, but they are weak and easily killed with 1 or 2 hits), and adjusting your playstyle to match.

  • Having a blast on Orcs Must Die!

    A lot of the things the Orcs say is really funny, and the way the traps works together makes it really fun to watch. :D

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    Played a little "Outcast" as gog.com had a sale. Never played it before, and I must admit, I don't like it much (but haven't given up on it yet). Sometimes I think whenever people speak of some specific game as a "timeless classic", it's wrong 90% of the time. Video and computer games age, they seriously age. Rediscovering classics you played 15 years ago is a great thing, but discovering a "true" classic that you love even though you've never played it before - that's quite hard to do.

    In other news, I had to give up reviving "Anachronox". The serious 40-second lags, the massive clipping and movement infunctionality in the cutscenes and last not least the malfunctioning controls, I could stand it all on W7 64 bit. Unfortunately, a gamebreaking bug appeared out of the blue and, as they say, "it was super effective". I hope a patched version is on gog.com one day.

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