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Old 01-09-2013, 04:54 AM   #1
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on the go:

final fantasy xiii-2 (ps3)

i got this cheap – on the basis of having mostly enjoyed ff xiii – and played it on and off from may-august last year. haven't really been able to get back into it since then. i'll finish it eventually (i'm going to have a lot of down time in february so probably then) and then sell my ps3, i think. i mostly only use it to watch blu-rays and since i got an apple tv that hardly ever happens

legend of zelda: ocarina of time 3d (3ds)

i never played the original ocarina of time so this was an obvious purchase when it came out in 2011. but i played it for about an hour and gave up on it. then super mario 3d land came out and stole my attention… then i kind of forgot about the 3ds. anyway, i've picked this back up again and although it does seem pretty dated (slow, repetitious) i'm still enjoying it quite a lot.


recently played:

the room (iOS)

short and sweet. and cheap. a bit obvious about half the time but pleasantly creative puzzles for the rest. hooked me for a few hours – exactly what i want from a game these days. devoting dozens of hours to a single title used to feel like good value for money, but now it just seems like an insane waste of time


abandoned:

sonic cd (iOS)

got this for a dollar or two on my ipad a day or two after christmas. fun for about 15 minutes. the sonic games' high-speed-plus-cheap-obstacles formula has aged terribly.

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Old 01-09-2013, 05:58 AM   #2
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what's final fantasy 13 like i heard the plot is useless

i've been playing 6 and 12 and i just started 5. none of them are finished. i'm 100 hours into 12 and i think i'm like halfway through i can't tell.

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:01 AM   #3
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i don't care if spending hundereds of hours on games is an insane waste of time, i find living to be a waste of time in general

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:23 AM   #4
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what's final fantasy 13 like i heard the plot is useless

i've been playing 6 and 12 and i just started 5. none of them are finished. i'm 100 hours into 12 and i think i'm like halfway through i can't tell.
the plot in xiii is fairly silly. but they all are really. at least it's internally consistent, though. i enjoyed the gameplay and that i didn't feel compelled at all to waste loads of time on sidequests. apparently lots of people are into that though so ymmv

xii has i think the best battle/dev system of all the ff games but one of the dumbest plots (and that's saying something). you're probably closer to the end than you think from memory it totally goes off the rails at around the "feels like 2/3 through" point and gets ridiculous like it's going out of fashion. at the time i couldn't help wondering if they ran out of time/money and thought well, fuck it, let's just wrap things up now and ship the bastard

never liked vi that much (yeah yeah), haven't played v

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:24 AM   #5
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i don't care if spending hundereds of hours on games is an insane waste of time, i find living to be a waste of time in general
well. perhaps

but i have this constant compulsion to Make Stuff so sitting around playing games is a bit like ignoring an itch

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:25 AM   #6
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I'm cruisin through Far Cry 3 and want to get back to Rayman Origins sometime

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:31 AM   #7
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the plot in xiii is fairly silly. but they all are really. at least it's internally consistent, though. i enjoyed the gameplay and that i didn't feel compelled at all to waste loads of time on sidequests. apparently lots of people are into that though so ymmv

xii has i think the best battle/dev system of all the ff games but one of the dumbest plots (and that's saying something). you're probably closer to the end than you think from memory it totally goes off the rails at around the "feels like 2/3 through" point and gets ridiculous like it's going out of fashion. at the time i couldn't help wondering if they ran out of time/money and thought well, fuck it, let's just wrap things up now and ship the bastard
there's so many inconsistencies and stupid reasons to go places like...Ashe has to find a rock to prove she's the rightful heir but then when you get it, it blows up a ship and then it's not really important anymore and you have to get another thing because blah blah blah and you're just like what why, why is this happening. who is this ridiculous person with the sunglasses why is he here, who is this pirate king why is he here what is going on what the hell just happened with cid? how is vayne supposed to be the big bad when he barely ever shows up to do or say anything

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:33 AM   #8
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i'm captain basch von ronsenburg of dalmasca

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:34 AM   #9
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i earned my sandalwood chop

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:36 AM   #10
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it's a stupid game. but fun

that being said my favourite part, aside from the levelling system and complete lack of random encounters, was setting up the levelling loop in that desert temple and just leaving it running for a few days, then whipping through the rest of the game really quickly

video game stockholm syndrome

'fun' i should say

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:38 AM   #11
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yeah i'm determined not to do the autoleveling. balty's almost at 50 anyway, everyone else is about 5 levels behind, except vaan because i hate him

i'm now at the part after draklor and going all the way to the south through the feywood to girugenvian or w/e to get another rock because war

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:42 AM   #12
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well, that's your choice. YOU'LL REGRET IT

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:54 AM   #13
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you think ?

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:07 AM   #14
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not really. you will regret it though

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:14 AM   #15
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Crash Bandicoot

Crash bandicoot is a orange bandicoot with a big jump and a cool spin move and he goes to the mad scientists house on the island and you have to spin some turtles and plants and get lots of apples too it's the most fun game on my cousins playstation but i can only play it at my cousins house and that sucks

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:33 AM   #16
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In my spare time I run or play piano but there's no thread for those things so i read this one instead. I don't understand games. Except board games.

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:35 AM   #17
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Just got into Civ V again. It's even more fun with the Gods & Kings extension.

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:47 AM   #18
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We're all just killin' time.

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Old 01-09-2013, 08:53 AM   #19
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i just got done playing walking dead. jesus what an amazing game. the acting is (generally) better than the show

I'm halfway through hotline miami. if you have steam and dobn't have this, drop what you're doing and get this now.

i started up baldur's gate because i'm trying to get into oldschool PC rpgs. about 30 mins into it its ok

i quit playing far cry 3 on xmas but picked it back up again... getting into it again. at first it rubbed me the wrong way for a few reasons but now i'm feeling it i guess

 
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Oh FFS.

 
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That was about me, not you, 66,

 
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what's final fantasy 13 like i heard the plot is useless

i've been playing 6 and 12 and i just started 5. none of them are finished. i'm 100 hours into 12 and i think i'm like halfway through i can't tell.
V is hard as fuck.

 
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deadlight on 360. zombie sidescrolling awesome.
happy action theater with kinect. i worked on this and jerk off in bed while hot lava surrounds me. wanna film a porn with it.
borderlands 2 on 360.
plants vs. zombies on iphone.

 
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I don't know what to play anymore. I was out of the video game loop for many years and then purchased a 360 real cheap a few years back. I love the Rockstar games... Red Dead is probably the best video game I have ever played, I am currently working my way through it for a third time. I would like to play some more games, but I am kind of afraid of spending so much cash on something I am afraid I won't like. I bought Banjo-Kazooie and Perfect Dark for the 360 cause I loved their N64 counterparts, but they both kind of sucked and were really boring to play. suggestions plz to tide me over until GTA V?

 
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SKYRIM duh

 
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basically I want to play more games that are so beautifully immersive that I can have fun just running around and shit

 
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also bioshock is a satire of atlas shrugged, i imagine you'd like that

 
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SKYRIM duh
I'm totally ignorant about games, I know this got a ton of hype, is it truly as awesome as it has been built up to be?

 
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I'm totally ignorant about games, I know this got a ton of hype, is it truly as awesome as it has been built up to be?
yes, god yes.

you're talking about a fully immersive world you can get lost in? skyrim is fuckin incredible.

i don't really buy into hype about anything, you should know i'd much rather shit on everything. i mean you say i hate everything. well i love skyrim.

 
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