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Old 12-05-2017, 12:06 AM   #91
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This year I played:

Absolver: A
Neat little open-world brawler with a *really* nice combat system, learning curve was extremely steep but once I got the hang of it I was completely hooked. Very bare bones, but in an age of games stuffed full of collectibles and side missions, it was kinda nice to have a game that just focused on one core mechanic that clearly had a lot of love and work put into it. Highly recommend.

Horizon Zero Dawn: B-
Combat and design alone was worth the price of admission but once i'd levelled up my skill tree a bit I found myself getting bored with story missions and just fanging around the place fighting giant robot dinosaurs. This eventually got boring too, but that took a good number of hours. Didn't finish it but it was fun.

Assassins Creed Origins: A-
Always held a flame for this series even though each game has been pretty broken in its own ways. This is probably the first one that isn't broken. Big overhaul was mostly a win, combat is a million times better and the levelling system does a lot to make play rewarding. Nice to see a big name series do some soul searching and make a better game for it.

Injustice 2: D+
Yeah the customisation is good and the ultimate move animations are OTT joy, but when the core combat isn't fun, what's the point?

Shadow Of War: B+
Pretty muddled in its delivery, but carries enough of its predecessors' DNA that it doesn't matter. Recruiting an army and spending hours preparing for a big siege is lots of fun and really gratifying, but I gotta say the big battles could do a little more to play as epically as they're presented.

Stardew Valley: AA++
Probably my favourite video game ever made.

 
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Old 12-05-2017, 12:18 AM   #92
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Any thoughts on Alcest?

 
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Old 12-05-2017, 12:44 PM   #93
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Injustice 2: D+
Yeah the customisation is good and the ultimate move animations are OTT joy, but when the core combat isn't fun, what's the point?
Opposite. The combat is a lot of fun to me, I love the roster, and I was really looking forward to the customizing aspect...but I don't have forty hours a fucking week to to roll for rare costume parts or to constantly check back in to see if there are events for my character to get me good stuff. Life's too short to spend months on months playing one single game to death, not my thing.

 
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Old 12-05-2017, 12:48 PM   #94
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What's our thoughts on stardew valley im just starting any tips, faves?

SNES remains my nostalgic favorite system of all time, and I bought the original harvest moon when it came out, so ive been interested in this game for a long time. Glad I finally get a chance to play it. Initial feeling is that it takes everything good about the harvest moon series (relaxing pastoral setting, satisfying incremental progression in agricultural and interperonal realms) but removed all the shittier elements (bad music, clunky boring work animations, overly cutesy anime characters) to produce the ultimate farm sim

 
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Old 12-05-2017, 03:33 PM   #95
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On Black Friday I finally bit the bullet and bought a PS4.

I'm playing through Nier: Automata right now. Tried it on Normal, got frustrated, dropped the difficulty down to Easy and now the game is a cakewalk...but I'm enjoying it at least. Pretty good for postapocalyptic steampunk Blade Runner with samurai swords.

 
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Old 12-05-2017, 03:37 PM   #96
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I also bought the remastered Uncharted trilogy, the remaster of The Last of Us, Overwatch so I can play with my friends who have it only for PS4 (game is weird on consoles; how can people play it with controllers?!) and Persona 5.

Of course I'll be buying Death Stranding and the FFVII remake whenever they arrive.

 
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:34 PM   #97
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What's our thoughts on stardew valley im just starting any tips, faves?
Buy extra carry capacity as soon as you can. Don't worry too much about creating a high yield farm in the first year cause you'll get skills/learn how to make new stuff that will make it a lot easier to get more produce for less effort. Start grinding some artisan crafts early (jams etc) cause once you get that skill maxed out you're on easy street financially. Check out the community centre, get a gist of the stuff you need to complete those challenges - even if you're not looking for that stuff actively straight away, you'll stumble across lots of it in your travels and it'll take you a few in-game years to get through all those challenges so lay inroads early. Don't hesitate to just bust out the guidebooks - there's sooooo much stuff to play around with that trial-and-error, while rewarding, can also just be time and resource consuming.

OH and - don't worry about investing too much time into the mining/fishing elements straight away - you'll have plenty of time to do that shit in winter, and without something to work towards and fill your days up with the whole season can become a total slog

 
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:05 PM   #98
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Awesome, thanks that's a big help

Still in spring of year 1, been waiting forever for my stupid beans to yield, so been hitting the mines but i'll shift my focus to jams/crafts, and continue to visit linus who is my fave character rn along with pam the grumpy alcoholic

 
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Finally got my hands on an SNES Classic.

PROS:
Two controllers included (the NES classic only packed in one) and longer cables than the NES Classic.
Flawless reproductions of classic games.
The ability to save states like on an emulator (though the execution of said ability is lacking).
21 games total, many if not most of which still hold up well today, with at least six or seven being all-time greats.

CONS:
No Chrono Trigger.
The cables on the controllers are still too short. Wireless controllers would have been nice.
No Chrono Trigger.
The only means of returning to the main menu is by hitting the Reset button on the console, which, also, is the only way to access a game's save state (there should have been a method implemented so you could do both of these things from the controller).
No Chrono Trigger.
The flimsy excuse of a flap that covers the controller ports is a candidate to be broken off.
No Chrono Trigger.
Neither Star Fox game really stands the test of time, the Kirby games are too gimmicky, and Super Ghouls N Ghosts is likely too punishing a game for many players.
Like the NES Classic, no (legal) method of adding other classic SNES games to the system, which is disappointing, considering there were plenty of glaring omissions from the pre-loaded library of games (ActRaiser, SoulBlazer, NBA Jam, Flashback, Final Fantasy II, Mortal Kombat II, Donkey Kong Country II, Killer Instinct, Aladdin, Secret of Evermore, Ogre Battle, Breath of Fire, and there's one more...arguably the best game ever made for the system...what was it again...?)
No Chrono Trigger.

I give it a 7.5 out of 10. I like it.

 
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Ranking the SNES Classic games from least essential to most essential:

Star Fox 2
Super Ghouls N Ghosts
Contra 3: The Alien Wars
Kirby Super Star
Kirby's Dream Course
Star Fox
Super Castlevania IV
Street Fighter II Turbo
Super Punch-Out
Mega Man X
Super Mario RPG
F-Zero
Donkey Kong Country
Super Mario Kart
Secret of Mana
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Earthbound
Super Metroid
Final Fantasy III
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Super Mario World

 
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ah, SNES. I can't get my hands on one for the life of me.

 
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Old Yesterday, 01:48 AM   #102
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I used my raspberry Pi and got an emulator on it, instead. It's called RetroPie. It is amazing.

 
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Old Yesterday, 01:49 AM   #103
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You can use a USB SNES controller with it.


<3

 
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Old Yesterday, 01:53 AM   #104
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Ranking the SNES Classic games from least essential to most essential:

Star Fox 2
Super Ghouls N Ghosts
Contra 3: The Alien Wars
Kirby Super Star
Kirby's Dream Course
Star Fox
Super Castlevania IV
Street Fighter II Turbo
Super Punch-Out
Mega Man X
Super Mario RPG
F-Zero
Donkey Kong Country
Super Mario Kart
Secret of Mana
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Earthbound
Super Metroid
Final Fantasy III
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Super Mario World
Yeah I like this list, even though I grew up with Genesis
Can you play other games in it?

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You can use a USB SNES controller with it.
<3
you have only the controller?

 
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Old Yesterday, 01:55 AM   #105
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nope. you can use any kind of controllers. cool thing about the Pi is that you can use almost anything on it.you just need to have a rough idea of electrical engineering. it's really easy.

 
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Old Yesterday, 01:57 AM   #106
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I made something similar to this. I disassembled it though.

 
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Old Yesterday, 02:04 AM   #107
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the fuck

how large is that?

 
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Old Yesterday, 02:07 AM   #108
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Display, is like, 10 inches roughly.

 
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Old Yesterday, 02:07 AM   #109
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use that to scale, I suppose.

 
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Next, I shall build a RetroPie cabinet. the types you find in arcades. except, all games in 1!

 
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BTW, the Raspberry Pi is for about $35. You can do a lot of cool shit with it.



this is how the interface in general, looks:


 
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I've seen some of those
they're pretty cool

but usually the joystick is broken


*was talking about the cabonet

 
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you can get a good joystick off Amazon or Adafruit. they're not all broken, lol.

it's a lot of fun. I played Quake 3 on it

 
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great game, lol


 
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I mean the ones I came across with

Quake 3 Arena was very good

 
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One of the best. That game never gets old. I still play GTA San Andreas too, occasionally, to this day.

 
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I mean the ones I came across with

Quake 3 Arena was very good
Oh, okay.

 
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Is quake champions available yet?

I really want to play that now that paladins is dead

 
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The beta is available, yes.

Quake Champions...prepare to die. A lot.

 
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The beta is available, yes.
it's is not nice to talk about marquis in shades that way

 
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