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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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  • Just started Grim Fandango and it is pretty awesome...

  • I've been having much fun with LEGO Lord of the Rings! :D
    (It looks very pretty, is pretty funny, and is really just a well made experience all round! :D)

  • Finished Serious Sam 2, so now me and my brother has started co-op in Serious Sam 3: BFE

  • Playing Testament Of Sherlock Holmes.

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    For Damp reasons, I'll miss my Tomb Raider fix this year.

    So I'm back playing TR Anniversary for now... to lessen the pain, so to speak.

    But chances still are that the new game will be an uninteresting Uncharted clone. ;)

  • The editing game. I'd honestly forgotten how boring it was.

  • Did anyone play The Cave yet? I'm curious if it's worth buying. I'm really low on cash, so it has to be a masterpiece for me to buy it right now.

  • @JordyLicht said: Did anyone play The Cave yet? I'm curious if it's worth buying. I'm really low on cash, so it has to be a masterpiece for me to buy it right now.

    I'm on my third play through of it now. I really love the atmosphere and humor and I've had a lot of fun with it so far, so I'd say it's worth it. I'd love to say it's a masterpiece, but sadly it isn't.

    There are some areas that you have to go through regardless of your combination of characters, and these get repetitive fast. There isn't enough variation in how you solve these depending on characters and there's too much back tracking since you often have to move several characters separately through the same areas. Especially so since your inventory only can hold one item.

    I'm a bit disappointed that Ron Gilbert's magnum opus didn't deliver a bit more in terms of gameplay and I might give it a 7/10. Still, the character specific sections are awesome puzzle and story wise and, as mentioned, the atmosphere and humor are top notch. I'm going to focus on that and give it a 10/10.

  • @JordyLicht said: Did anyone play The Cave yet? I'm curious if it's worth buying. I'm really low on cash, so it has to be a masterpiece for me to buy it right now.

    It's worth it. It's fun. It's charming. It's humorous... but it can wait. It is a good game and you should pick it up, but I wouldn't go broke over it. If you haven't noticed, the forum hasn't exactly exploded with threads and reviews about how great it is. I'm enjoying it, but I would agree that, overall, I'd give this game a 7. The charm and humour press me to make it an 8, however, I just don't see it as an 8/10 game. I'm sticking with 7.

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    @JordyLicht said: Did anyone play The Cave yet? I'm curious if it's worth buying. I'm really low on cash, so it has to be a masterpiece for me to buy it right now.

    If the humor/atmosphere doesn't click with you, you might not end up liking it a whole lot. There's some issues, particularly with the tediousness of moving the characters around in certain areas (the minecart section is easily the most tedious and repetitive section of the game, and you have to go through it every single playthrough). Others have complained about the controls, though I haven't had much of an issue with them myself (I've mostly been playing it with keyboard controls). Also, the main characters area all silent. The only characters that talk are the NPCs and the cave itself. It didn't bother me, but I can see how others could see a missed opportunity considering the game's development was lead by Ron Gilbert.

    I think some of the reviews were too harsh, but I also don't think it was a masterpiece. It's a hit-and-miss game. Some will love it, some won't. I loved the game's sense of humor, but I also acknowledge the gameplay issues, so I'd probably give it a 7.5/10. More rally/catch-up points, particularly in the minecart section, probably would have bumped it up to an 8/10.

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