User Avatar Image

Which games are you currently playing?

posted by patters on - last edited - Viewed by 14.5K users

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

3.6K Comments - Linear Discussion: Classic Style
  • User Avatar Image
    Vainamoinen Moderator

    I'm against images in signatures also... ;)

    But 100x100... with present resolutions, that wouldn't even take up more space.

  • Day 4.

    I had easily wiped out the "final" bosses of the storyline in this game, and now the real challenges have opened up.
    (DQM:J2 is a wierd game like that...)

    I have gone back and got the Pheonix Sceptre so that my synthed monsters could remain in their current forms and recieve the benefits of the skills of other monsters I have been levelling on the side.

    My Metal Killer Demon-at-Arms (one of the best A class monsters due to its ability Double Trouble that lets it attack twice), has again maxed out his abilities and is slowing in growth (though his huge 468 attack stat is worth holding on to as he is the only one capable of killing liquid metal slimes).

    My other Demon-at-arms now has Uber Breath, Uber Healer, and Fortifier though it doesn't have great Wisdom or MP, (but double trouble makes up for that with Double Casting).

    My other monster has Uber Mage but in its current form it lacks the magic to take true advantage of it, so I plan to turn it into a proper magic caster.
    (Just finding the right monster is the issue)

    May take on Final boss again (he's the powered up good form) so I can get access to the last dungeon.

  • User Avatar Image
    Vainamoinen Moderator

    DEPONIA (German only for now)

    deponia_267741.jpg

    I almost did not buy it because I was massively disappointed with the technical state the last two Daedalic games I bought had been in. But I must say, nothing to regret this time.

    This is an entirely old-school adventure game with quirky cartoon graphics, mostly solvable puzzles and a storyline that manages to be quite compelling although (or exactly because?) it is stripped to its bare bones.

    Deponia is a waste planet. People live among piles of scrap. Main character Rufus' dream is to escape the planet to Elysium, that almost-legendary place in the skies. That's practically all the info you're given when the game starts.

    Rufus is Guybrush squared. He's a crackpot inventor, a complete parasite in his village, still lives in his ex-girlfriend's house. His far-fetched failed plans to escape the planet number in the dozen, and he thinks only of himself. No compassion for his fellow villagers. Rufus will steal, set fire, flood, detonate, stun or adrenalize without looking back. Mostly, he harms only himself anyway.

    Deponia is narrated in a rush - mostly to its advantage. Between chapters, some kind of bard appears with a guitar, but he's more of a (granted, hilarious) joker than a storyteller. You wish to know more about the places and characters, but you don't get much. You don't need those details normally, but when it comes to the end, you might recognize that some pieces of the puzzle that make a good and stringent story are still missing. The game plays with popular preconceptions and stereotypes about character roles, and consequently, dialog remains great and varied. But it comes across as a little too ad-libed, like an actors' improv party, all play and little substance.

    The game effectively avoids the nuisances of adventures, avoids repetition, displays hotspots with space and speeds walking with a double click. Unfortunately, it also crashes once in a while. Thankfully, getting back into the game is not a problem as it auto-saves every time you change screens. The German version also has absolutely no copy protection, but somehow I doubt that a UK or US publisher would allow an equally unprotected version of this game. Sometimes when you try to combine non-combinable objects, Rufus utters the standard "look at" phrase for that inventory item, which I found confusing gameplay-wise, but that's about it with the gameplay complaints.

    Marketing worked fine for this one. Deponia even hit number 1 in Amazon.de's PC sales charts and was ahead of the Old Republic and Mass Effect 3's pre-sales for a short time. In fact, Daedalic had to order a second print run three days prior to release. I just wish they did not have to reveal almost everything about the game in the numerous German previews, videos and press releases to ensure good and continued PR coverage. It's a rather short game, about 7 to 9 hours in a first run, and it's just not that much fun if you've seen about every screen before.

    That said, the game ends on some kind of a cliffhanger, and Daedalic has already announced that it's supposed to become a trilogy. But I'm in right now, so I'll buy. Hopefully soon. ;)

    This is an 8 out of 10, possibly a 9.

    tonishower.jpg
    Wait, it's... a naked, smoking girl in the shower.
    I mean, how European can a game get?

  • User Avatar Image
    Darth Marsden Moderator

    Hey, that actually sounds really good. Do you know if there is an English translation planned?

    Finished playing TC:CoA:TG (the last part is The Game, check the top of the page if you don't know what the rest is) and I'm now playing a mystery game for my next review. All I'm prepared to say is that it's supposedly one of the worst games ever made. Entries on a postcard, please. :)

  • User Avatar Image
    Vainamoinen Moderator

    I'm convinced there will be an English version (the English website version speaks volumes), but no release date was announced yet. Just pray for a good, creative translation by Native speakers exclusively, and you will think LucasArts has finally returned from the grave. ;)

  • User Avatar Image
    Darth Marsden Moderator

    I certainly hope it gets translated, I seem to remember reading a preview of it a while back and thinking it looked awesome. Fingers crossed I get to buy it at some point!

    Not sure if it counts, but I'm currently playing the 'distraction' game, where I'm trying to edit a video and must try not to get distracted. I'm not doing very well at it, sadly. :(

  • - Ghostbusters
    - Bully
    - Dead Rising 2
    - Hector

  • Final Final boss (Rigor Mortex) easily slaughtered, and True Monster Scout Tournament easily cleared, (barely broke a sweat! XD).

    Truly my team has become pretty damn powerful already.

    (2 A Class Demon-at-arms (the brute force/Metal Slime hunters/a bit of healing and support magic as well)) and S-class Metal King Slime (the mage/supporter/healer))

    In truth Metal King Slime was the perfect choice for this team since his high speed and immunity to non anti-metal enemies, allows it to set up Oomphles, Omniheals, and Kabuffs, but also have good enough Wisdom to hit hard with powerful magic (and it has good MP as well! :D)
    (And its immunity to magic and its incredibly high defense just add to its awesome! :D)

    Just need to scout and synth for stuff now.
    (Giant monsters in particular! :D)

  • Currently Mass Effect and Super Pokemon Rumble. I'm enjoying Mass Effect a lot, but I've got mixed feelings on Pokemon Rumble.

  • User Avatar Image
    Darth Marsden Moderator

    Just beaten the 'distraction' game. Take that, TotalBiscuit! Your Mailboxes were a worthy opponent, but I broke free of their hypnotic powers and will have my latest video up soon! Do you hear me, Cynical Brit? You have failed!

    Also, Unreal Tournament 1999, or more specifically, some of the single-player mods for it, since I've had to re-install UT following my reformat and wanted to make sure all the mods worked.

Add Comment