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Re: Last game played...
« Reply #2385 on: 07 November, 2019, 09:35:00 am »
I tried Alien:Blackout (the mobile spin-off of Isolation) a while ago and bounced off it, finding it too fiddly, hard, random and frustrating. I stumbled on a gameplay video of it recently though and seeing someone else play it really helped me realize how it should be played, how cautious to be and how to distract the alien and that sort of thing.

So I dived back in and started chipping away at it on the train and while I still find it fiddly, hard, random and frustrating, it's also incredibly tense and very thrilling. Particularly towards the end of a level when you're very nearly at the end point but can't see the alien on the cameras and your motion tracking corridors aren't pinging and you know it could drop from a hatch or find your hiding place. There are still a load of deaths you'll never really be able to predict or avoid, but in a way that added to the tension of it all. Proper sweaty-palmed terror, and that it could do that to me on a well lit busy train on my morning commute is an impressive achievement. I got better as it went on at seeing the signs of where it might appear (I was near the end before I even twigged that the direction indicators around the survivors was to show you where they were hearing it in the vents, and that made it so much easier to track the xeno's movements) and had a really good scary time with it.

I gather it's a lot like Five Nights At Freddy's, which I've never played beyond a quick dabble, so maybe if someone was more well versed in those games they'd have less trouble cracking this one. Glad I persevered though. Also pretty short - I abandoned my first playthrough because I got to the final mission without enough survivors to really make it doable, but going through the whole thing again cautiously (and restarting missions if I lost someone) probably only took a couple of hours.

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Re: Last game played...
« Reply #2386 on: 07 November, 2019, 09:53:58 am »
Oooh! Isolation is one of my all-time favourites and I hadn't heard of this.

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Re: Last game played...
« Reply #2387 on: 07 November, 2019, 10:08:38 am »
The Last Of Us - Remastered. A brilliant but very dark story wrapped in luscious graphics. It's tense and frustrating in equal measure and you will learn to fear the sound of The Clickers. Especially when you creep around a corner and come face to face with five of them.

The actual mechanics of the game revolve mainly around stealth. Sneaking about isn't my favourite thing to do in games, but there's the odd occasion when things go mental and the game becomes a lot more fun, IMO.

Worth a buy but I got it for free from PS last month.

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« Reply #2388 on: 07 November, 2019, 03:11:31 pm »
Oooh! Isolation is one of my all-time favourites and I hadn't heard of this.

Me too, definitely worth a try if you're an Isolation fan! There's barely any story but it is presented as a 'what Amanda Ripley did next' sort of deal.

I would recommend watching a walkthrough of a level to see if it's your cup of tea before buying maybe, and don't expect to pass levels on the first try. There are usually a few objectives needing done and once you know what objectives are coming up next you can start having survivors hidden in lockers at those locations ready to do them ASAP, or have them hanging around the end point if not needed. The time limit is tight enough that otherwise it's pretty impossible! Tense stuff.

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Re: Last game played...
« Reply #2389 on: 15 November, 2019, 07:03:02 pm »
I am playing the last game is legend of zelda and I download this game at roms world online and This is my favorite game.

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« Reply #2390 on: 15 November, 2019, 09:03:38 pm »
I feel personally targeted.

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« Reply #2391 on: 15 November, 2019, 11:24:00 pm »
I feel personally targeted.

I have also play Zelda !! Let's go to <redacted> and download and Together.

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« Reply #2392 on: 17 November, 2019, 06:59:26 pm »
I was enjoying Outer Worlds until itsuddenly stopped halfway through, ran the end credits and  hoped no one would notice.
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« Reply #2393 on: 18 November, 2019, 09:02:57 am »
I was enjoying Outer Worlds until itsuddenly stopped halfway through, ran the end credits and  hoped no one would notice.

I actually really liked the length of the game! Thought it was really refreshing to play a Fallout-style RPG that didn't overstay its welcome or go for the quantity over quality approach a lot of bit sprawling games these days feel they need to adhere to. Writing was consistently good, characters were great, loved it!

Also finished a Switch game called Pode that I've been playing on and off co-op with my other half, it's a really good charming puzzle game and I'd say only one or two puzzles annoyed us which is pretty good going. Did have endless problems with the joycons losing sync or the sync-process just not working properly. We were playing on the couch with it docked and the amount of times they lost sync/stopped responding/drifted like crazy was really pretty insane, to the point that I can't imagine it's normal because more people would be talking about it.

Never had a problem playing handheld or with the pro controller, but on this experience playing with the cons detached seems more hassle than it's really worth. Not sure if it's a console issue or if buying new joycons might help.

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« Reply #2394 on: 18 November, 2019, 02:03:11 pm »
Kids loved Pode... though of course there is NO WAY they'd have done it in Co-OP mode. Will find time to have a go myself at some point as it looks stunning.

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« Reply #2395 on: 19 November, 2019, 12:35:32 am »
That new Star Wars game is pretty good.

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« Reply #2396 on: 19 November, 2019, 03:15:45 pm »
Kids loved Pode... though of course there is NO WAY they'd have done it in Co-OP mode. Will find time to have a go myself at some point as it looks stunning.

Yeah we definitely got a little irritable with each other during some puzzles, although that was probably more down to the slightly fiddly platforming and controller problems we were having than anything else!

Played through a game in a oner last night called What Remains of Edith Finch? which has been sitting on my shame pile for a while. Really only booted it up before bed to check it was installed properly and 2hrs-ish later it was done and I'd loved every minute of it. A very narrative-focused game where you're exploring your childhood home and discovering the family history through diary entries that you play through (Gone Home is probably the closest comparison I can think of), and I found it very absorbing and emotionally engaging, to the point I didn't really want to stop until it was done.

It's a couple of years old so this is probably old news to most, but it's brilliant.

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Re: Last game played...
« Reply #2397 on: 19 November, 2019, 04:05:01 pm »
I was enjoying Outer Worlds until itsuddenly stopped halfway through, ran the end credits and  hoped no one would notice.

I actually really liked the length of the game! Thought it was really refreshing to play a Fallout-style RPG that didn't overstay its welcome or go for the quantity over quality approach a lot of bit sprawling games these days feel they need to adhere to. Writing was consistently good, characters were great, loved it!

I did really enjoy the game (and it nicely filled the OG Fallout void made by that franchise going online) but personally it just felt like a sudden ending in what I thought was going to be the turning point in the storyline that would lead to the game's third act. Still, if they bring out a sequel I will pick it up.
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