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Re: Last game played...
« Reply #2595 on: 05 December, 2020, 11:37:21 AM »
Elite: Dangerous

First few minutes: I'm out of control - spinning - always spinning - I feel sick - oh my god, how do you fly a spaceship!

First few hours: tutorials in-game, tutorials ex-game - can now fly level - understand combat speed

First few days: each five minutes of play requires about an hour of ex-game study - three levels of speed (actually four or five if you go in-atmos) - I flew into a sun and now I'm burning! - don't scan the way-point, scan the object!

Week 02: scanning systems, doing missions, playing the game. There's a whole galaxy to explore! (And, still, ex-game resources are vital.)

It’s great, eh? 😄

I had to stop playing it in the end, because it’s a massive time sink, and my partner (usually quite happy to watch me play games while she plays with her phone) was incredibly bored.

I was all like “OMG, a pulsar!” and she was *YAWN*.  I was all like “OMG I’ve just scanned three Earth-like planets in as many hours - I’m going to clean up at the next space station!” and she was like *SOOO BOORED*.

The lack of any kind of narrative and just bumming around space blasting pirates, mining asteroids, going into uncharted areas, and rolling around on rocks looking for moon bases apparently is not much fun for the passive observer. 😆
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Re: Last game played...
« Reply #2596 on: 05 December, 2020, 01:56:35 PM »
Currently playing that Miles Morales Spidey game on PS5.  It's the best looking game I've ever played and I love the gameplay, especially the combat and stealth.  It's shorter than the previous game too which is a good thing.  I'm of the mind that games should never be longer than four hours long unless every hour is completely unique.

Also playing Tesla Force which is just a fantastic shoot 'em up with great upgrading mechanics.


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Re: Last game played...
« Reply #2597 on: 28 December, 2020, 08:29:24 PM »
Face Noir

A point-n-click mystery game from an Italian indie studio. True to the noir roots, you're a burnt-out, alcoholic, deeply cynical detective who is determined to solve the mystery of a dead man, whom he had a close relationship in the past (close, but not quite bright). The story is well told, interesting to follow, and includes typical themes associated with the genre; corruption that reaches high levels, mistrust, shady characters, numerous plot twists, secret societies, stereotypical characters (funny Chinaman, greedy Russian), etc. Near the end of the game, the story delves into the supernatural, but it still feels cool. I like the idea of solving the case based on a dream you had (something which amused me in Batman Broken City). The atmospherics are pretty good, but unfortunately, the graphics are lackluster (and are lagging behind at least five years from when the game was released (2013). However, this is the least flaw you'll encounter in the game.  Several puzzles are frustrating to solve, requiring you to think like a real detective, with than average IQ. The nature of the puzzles is sometimes pretty unfair (for example, one requires to observe a string of symbols carved onto a totem pole; however, due to the camera being on some considerable distance, in addition to mediocre graphics, you need to stretch your eyes wide as you possibly can). Also, the interaction system is basically broken as it often requires you to click on every object in the background or using every item in your inventory on a designated object, which happens more often than not and is the solution that works when you ponder what next (as the game doesn't really give you hints what to do or where to go). Also, the game is pretty linear and straightforward and often forces you to visit locations you visited before and talk with characters you already talked with. The game ends on a cliffhanger note, promising a sequel, but due to the developer going bust, so...

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Re: Last game played...
« Reply #2598 on: 28 December, 2020, 08:54:41 PM »
Currently playing that Miles Morales Spidey game on PS5.  It's the best looking game I've ever played and I love the gameplay, especially the combat and stealth.  It's shorter than the previous game too which is a good thing.  I'm of the mind that games should never be longer than four hours long unless every hour is completely unique.

Also playing Tesla Force which is just a fantastic shoot 'em up with great upgrading mechanics.

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Re: Last game played...
« Reply #2599 on: 29 December, 2020, 04:27:08 AM »


Liar. There's no such thing as a PS5.

There is. Has been released worldwide (except China and India) previous month. I didn't know either, until I found out recently.