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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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  • @Moggyoxys said: I've been playing Borderlands 2 a lot recently.



    Same

    I'm going to start the new DLC this weekend and see if the wilds can be tamed

  • Well finished with Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon.

    Final thoughts; it feels shorter than I remember, finishing in just over 8 and a half hours and that's without remembering the solutions to all of the puzzles in advance like with the previous games in the series. I could go on about the over reliance of the art of box moving but that is pretty well documented already.

    I did enjoy the game, mainly for the story and characters. Not a fan of the 'stealth' bits, and the whole getting into the bad guy's castle took way to long - stealth around this bit, then climb around this bit, then get Nico inside and after that there's a lot more climbing in and out of buildings before George gets near to being inside. Then there's the final 'puzzle' and I say 'puzzle' 'cos it ain't a real puzzle, just an annoying bit where correct timing is imperative. But it is a suitably bombastic end game even if it don't make a lick of real sense but hey, that's fantasy.

    Now to tackle Broken Sword: The Angel of Death, which I have only played once before and so I can't really remember how it goes. Sort of remember the starting areas but after that, well that's a good thing really. Because that is the main downfall of adventure games, which can be made up for by a really good story.

  • I haven't touched a game in a week. I've been too busy playing Biological Warfare 3: Antibodies vs. Rhinovirus and haven't really had the energy to play anything else.

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    Phineas & Ferb: Across the Second Dimension.

    It's not a bad little game (actually, it reminds me more than a little of the recent Family Guy game, only done better), but it is rather repetitive. Then again, given it's a 'budget' title, I don't mind so much.

    Levelling up the Anti-Gravity gun takes FOREVER though, especially with the AI partner stealing all my kills. :(

  • Just started Serious Sam 2. Playing co-op with my little brother.

  • I think I might give Kentucky Route Zero a whirl. Looks really interesting.

  • Just finished Broken Sword 4 and the first back to back play through of all the current games in the series. Regarding BS4 it does fix a few of the problems with BS3, mainly by adding mouse control though it ain't perfect - while it is just possible to play the whole game just using the mouse it's not really practical, especially when walking around at which point the keyboard is better suited.

    The story is a bit lacking in some areas, the first part with getting the manuscript back and then following the clues in it to the source is great then it gets a bit weird after that and the ending is a bit short and lacks finality, it feels like there isn't a real conclusion.

    On the series as a whole the games are all enjoyable in their own way but none of the sequels have reached the pinnacle of the original. The most jarring thing is the fact that Nico is voiced by someone different in each game. The only consistent casting is Rolf Saxton as George and thankfully that tradition is set to continue with BS5. Let's face it if it didn't then it wouldn't be Broken Sword. As for BS5 I'm eagerly anticipating it.

    With that series done, for now anyway, I need something else to play and after going through my GOG game list I've decided to play through the graphical Zork games - Return to Zork, Zork Nemesis & Zork: Grand Inquisitor. So it's time to 'Return to Zork'.

  • ^ Agreed about BS sequels. They are good, but nowhere near the original. And I just grew so tired of Templars, Templars, Templars...

    Glad to know BS5 won't be about Templars.

  • Desktop Dungeons. It's the best game if you like rogue-likes and Minesweeper.

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