Discussion in 'Games' started by Guitar, Aug 29, 2014.
New DLC for Stellaris september 21. Robots. I may have to assemble some computer soon...
Many at once as for the last few years. After fininshing Dragon Age: Inquisition (great game btw if you get used of its style), I have Fifa17, Torchlight 2, Divinity Original Sin in coop with a buddy, Batman AC (the part after the main story finishes and you got Catwoman to control) and a few more to resume and finish as Mass Effect 3, Skyrim (close to the finish of the main story but most of the Dragonborn DLC to play).
So much PUBG!
took awhile to get FarCry Primal & CoD Modern Warfare Remastered. Now installing one at a time xDD for now, Warframe time!!!
Mass Effect Andromeda [No Spoilers]
Many references to the trilogy. I can tell you this is a solid single player experience,since the multiplayer is "meh" at best. Therefore letting you import previous saves(decisions ) from the trilogy would have been the best thing they haven't done. You will read / hear many things about the previous characters and they are by default....just not right. Everyone has made their choices and would have been amazing for story to continue . The one thing you get to choose is if Shepard was male or female. What relevance this is, i still don't know,but very eager to find out.
Play the first few hours wondered two important things. Are the facial animations still as bad as we have seen in the begging ,and is this the most visually impressive game of all time ?
Yes the facial animations everything has been fixed.
Can not expect much from the aliens . The most you expect of the human characters. And since i played Mass Effect 1 -one time, Mass Effect 2 & 3 each three times i have much to know about facial animations. They where still even back then,but both Ashley and Samantha where amazing. Shepard's voice was back then dull, hence the face was stiff .
This time around,much more excitement and better voice acting for all around. You hear the voices of familiar actors from movies,it's fantastic while the facials are to stiff. The most you will get is from Rider, but not enough.
The faces don't look dumb anymore,and are completely in sync.
For me this is not the best visual experience in a game. I was hoping to take the Nr.1 place , but no. Witcher 3 is still the undefeated champion. Wonder when will a game come along to take the crown ?
For those of you wondering, wanting to get a new computer etc i can tell you that it does not get any heavier than this. Never tested City Skylines , but Mass Effect Andromeda did not want to run,it had 5-8 fps with heavy freezing on my old 10 year old cpu. Never have i seen a game that could not run.
On my Ryzen now, i got less than 16% usage,sometimes on 6 cores while the rest left inactive ,and after many hours of alt-tabbing etc the cpu got to 22% 8 core active. Still left with 8 cores that did nothing.
Another amazing thing, I only have 4Gb of ddr4 ram at stock freg,also running the cpu at stock. The settings are a mix of ultra and high,with only Bloom disabled at a res of 1080. With VSync on it's 60fps all the time. For some reason when i take a printscreen the fps drop for a second. With Amd Enhanced Sync capped at 73 fps even better. Would be interesting to see a Ryzen 3 performance and usage. You don't need a Ryzen7 just for gaming. You can go more on the budget,but just how low.
As far as gaming,there is not much out there for me. And not much coming till the end of 2017. If you are into landing headshots on the same map over and over again, CS or something might be more for you.
I am the tell me a story, take me on a journey,type of gamer. Look no further Mass Effect Andromeda is worth every cent and is very much that game. You immediately get invested in the sentimental story, there is huge amount of content and plenty of direct action in the no-brainer, shoot everything that moves multiplayer part.
So pretty. Too bad I don't trust Bioware with anything anymore.
So anyway I just found JSawyers FO:NV mod. Sawyer was the project lead, and it does many things, but these are the big ones:
Level cap lowered to 35 (from 50)
Lower base health
Carry weight lowered (50 from 150, nerfed perks related to carry weight)
Hardcore mode and karma tweaked
Water - especially purified - and food is more scarce
Stimpaks heal less, and there are now expired Stimpaks and the two has a 4:1 ratio, meaning "proper" stimpaks will be pretty rare, and there are now Homemade stimpaks which has the same -1 PE as healing powder, also they now weigh 0.25
Add to that tweaked items, such as increased Damage Restistance and Damage Thresholds for plenty of armor types and tweaked weapons
I think I have to replay that game. It always felt too easy and mid game you were essentially an immortal demigod.
Since we are talking story driven games, got myself Dreamfall: Chapters and Dishonored 2 ... started both to see what is what, aaaand ... I'm playing Dishonored 2 first
Have you played The Longest Journey and Dreamfall? I have Chapters as well but I really have to finish Dreamfall first but playing it with mouse+keyboard is awful, so I actually got a gamepad just for that game ... and the controls are still terrible.
Yeah, back in the day when they were released ... that's why I got Chapters ... and I had the same reaction: dammit clunky controls 2.0 ... much better than the previous one though, but still clunky... also, it seems like they couldn't produce decent semi-transparent hair shader for Unity render pipeline, therefore Zoe's hair looks like she uses half a tube of matte hair wax every morning:
Too plastic, other than that looks great
What game is this JSawyer mode for ?
Fallout New Vegas. Josh Sawyer was the game director.
Deus ex mankind divided
Yeah, Chapters starts slow, but once it gets going, you are sucked into a massive, quality story!
Interested with Mass Effect: Andromeda aswell. Hopefully in a couple of months it gets put into Origin Access so I can finish it without spending anything
Oh my I might have to re-add Stellaris again to my back log :O
I quit playing PUBG after getting too salty at the game's mechanics. I'm playing a lot more of BF1 since the Russian DLC came out. I highly recommend this - it seems a lot more in depth and detailed than the French DLC. Overwatch still gets played a bit but I don't play it for too long at any one time because of the increasing toxicity of the player base.
I received an invitation to the AoE: Definitive Edition closed beta so I started playing that. All I will say is that they only really updated the UI and sharpened the in-game graphics. It's still classic AoE which is a good thing, e.g. dumb AI etc.
Lately I am playing lots of GTA V Online(CEO style) some BF1 and PUBG. Occasionally I play some VR games on the RIFT. I will probably resume playing Andromeda at some point
currently playing Warframe & FarCry Primal. for Primal, game engine is well optimized, which is a good thing. Clocking in stable 60fps with Very High settings, no AA & enabled all Nvidia Gameworks features. Enjoyed my first 2.5 hours of game time & I'm happy.
Remember than night when when did a few matches ? C'mon that was so fun. Wish we could do it again. You where very a calm and fun. We should get together for some more PUBG
Not so much playing as I am tweaking and creating little mods for Skyrim (SE). I should play something though.
Been trying out the opt-in for the beta 2.5 patch for Galactic Civilizations 3, so far it is the most fun I've had with the game yet. I'm not a big TBS fan, and I spent far more of this weekend playing GC3 than I realized... I am playing with the Crusade DLC, and I like the mechanics thus far and the 2.5 changes are really nice, especially the informative QoL changes. So far I'm about 130 turns into my longest game...usually I lose or give up before turn 100...but this time I'm staying in and familiarizing myself with mid and later game mechanics. While there is a lot to manage the revised UI does help greatly with that. The combat camera seems to be improved a little bit too...but sadly I've had very little combat up to this point. Still GC3 looks amazing, is running great on my gaming laptop and main gaming PC, turns are MUCH faster at this stage in the game so far, really there's a lot to like here and I'm glad I waited to get in until later on.
Also been mixing up some recently updated Stars in Shadow (another excellent TBS 4X, a little less serious tho), and so far the devs have really done a good job with this one. The DLC coming up looks to be decent as well. This game nails the old school 4X experience with modern mechanics, and unique design and art. Being a little less serious also adds to its more casual feel, but don't be mistaken this still has enough depth to be fun and very tactical. The turn-based combat this one features is very well done and is one of the staples of the game as-far-as I'm concerned.
GC3 has more details, attention, options. You can design your own civs and ships (or get other ones off of Steamworks). The choices made and updates to the game really do make it feel like each turn is important enough that you shouldn't just be pressing Turn or repeatedly hitting the spacebar until something happens or is completed. I do appreciate that, but also it does make the game have a complex and busy feeling to it. I do wish the combat was more hands on, I dislike how this and Stellaris make it so much an automated thing. But there's hope in the future for both titles getting some combat focus...but it should've been there from the start IMHO. Still...I can't discount that even with that disappointment, GC3 has been a lot of fun lately and more so with the new 2.5 patch.
Whereas SiS with its more casual feel, has many turns you'll spacebar right on through. But notifications are clear and easy to read. Research has improved quite a bit since I played in early spring. The combat action is solid, and for someone like me that prefers RTS combat over TBS, I am still super impressed at how well the TBS combat plays out here. It is fun and rewarding. Planetary development makes sense and is easy to grasp, construction, ships, research it is all easy enough to get and get a rolling start on. Don't let the graphics fool you into thinking this game isn't up to snuff though...it is pretty damn solid IMHO.
there's that "Auto-Thanks" button again....
Yeah they were good. Our gameplay style seemed to match well.
I might hop on for a few matches later this week.
I found this awesome looking battery mod for pspgo. Unless you got it super cheap I wouldnt try it as it might take allot of trial and error to get it working again, js.
just finished dishonored 2. Am gonna start playing lost legacy now
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