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spacehamster wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:24 am I'm trying to motivate myself to play through the Crysis remaster, but it's... kinda boring? I played one of the console versions of the original back in the day, so I know it gets more interesting towards the end, but this endless slog through trees and bushes and "Korean" soldiers speaking English for no reason except to let you know whether you're still in stealth is just... ugh. It also doesn't run that well, more like they slapped on ray tracing, and now it's too demanding again.
I'm actually a fan of the series, but I got into it with Crysis 2, so the supposed "sandbox" aspects of the first game are a bit lost on me. I dunno.
I got the Crysis 1 remaster awhile back. It’s frame rate is brutally erratic. I bought it because it had Crysis 2’s controller options which are far superior to the original’s. I tried the original PC version various times but mouse and keyboard is awful with how it handled suit power switching. Plus, vsync is a mess and I can never not have screen tearing. I finally beat it via the Xbox 360 version and I was underwhelmed. I guess I thought a far prettier PC version would change my mind years later, but no. It really is just an eye candy tech demo and probably should just be remembered for the whole “Can it play Crysis” moniker it carried.

I think you can change the enemy language in settings, though.

I tried Super Metriod along with some other games and I’ve lost interest in all of them. I get into these video game funks from time to time. Usually between seasons (Summer to Autumn, in this case). No idea why, and I haven’t had it in a few years, but this one seems extra bad. I just need something random to snap me out of it and then I can consider Metriod once again.
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The Bill wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:46 am I bought it because it had Crysis 2’s controller options which are far superior to the original’s. I tried the original PC version various times but mouse and keyboard is awful with how it handled suit power switching.
Yeah, same here. I was really looking forward to playing it with pretty graphics and better controls, but it's just... dull. I remember when the second one came out, all the elitists complained about it supposedly being "dumbed down" because the levels were more linear and the graphics were "nerfed", but in reality it was just a more fun campaign because it had an exciting story that wasn't 99% lying on your stomach while Prophet is whispering at you over the radio, and the graphics just didn't have a bunch of bullshit that you barely noticed and made your PC go up in flames.

I might just switch to the Crysis 2 remaster and play that for the 290482038643th time. I went full autism on that game back in the day, and I still listen to the soundtrack in the car sometimes.
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I took a shot in the dark based on a Mass Effect vibe I caught from a quick clip I saw by accident. I usually don’t buy games day one, nor full price anymore but I was desperate to me break the game slump. It really was completely reckless and irresponsible to do. But… BUT Guardians of the Galaxy is probably the best new game I’ve played in a damn long time. This shit looks amazing, this shit sounds amazing, this shit runs amazing for such good looking and sounding shit. It plays pretty good, it’s no Vanquish or anything, though. And if you enjoyed the films’ insulting interplay between characters this shit is gold, Jerry, gold. The little details in this thing overflows in abundance.
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The Bill wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 6:23 pm I took a shot in the dark based on a Mass Effect vibe I caught from a quick clip I saw by accident. I usually don’t buy games day one, nor full price anymore but I was desperate to me break the game slump. It really was completely reckless and irresponsible to do. But… BUT Guardians of the Galaxy is probably the best new game I’ve played in a damn long time. This shit looks amazing, this shit sounds amazing, this shit runs amazing for such good looking and sounding shit. It plays pretty good, it’s no Vanquish or anything, though. And if you enjoyed the films’ insulting interplay between characters this shit is gold, Jerry, gold. The little details in this thing overflows in abundance.
And Iron Maiden is part of the soundtrack!
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I just might get that guardians jawn. Im not really in the mood for that right now but it looks good.

Think im gonna jump on this Halloween steam sale tho, and get that Friday the 13th shit finally.
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Eight Bit Alien wrote: Fri Oct 29, 2021 3:35 pm I just might get that guardians jawn. Im not really in the mood for that right now but it looks good.

Think im gonna jump on this Halloween steam sale tho, and get that Friday the 13th shit finally.
Guardians is quite impressive in terms of character interaction, but if you’re going to Friday the 13th, you better proclaim random things “This is Great”, and rock Alice Cooper.

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I'm on Kraid on dread. This is fucking impossible. Why is this game so fucking hard
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idk bro pretty much fuck that game imho tbhqh
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The Bill wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 6:23 pm I took a shot in the dark based on a Mass Effect vibe I caught from a quick clip I saw by accident. I usually don’t buy games day one, nor full price anymore but I was desperate to me break the game slump. It really was completely reckless and irresponsible to do. But… BUT Guardians of the Galaxy is probably the best new game I’ve played in a damn long time. This shit looks amazing, this shit sounds amazing, this shit runs amazing for such good looking and sounding shit. It plays pretty good, it’s no Vanquish or anything, though. And if you enjoyed the films’ insulting interplay between characters this shit is gold, Jerry, gold. The little details in this thing overflows in abundance.
I dunno, man, I got this on a whim and because you talked it up, and so far all I'm doing is walking around a bunch of pink goop listening to "witty banter" and shooting at green balls.

It does look and run freaking great and like the characters and the setting, but, uh does this ever actually get fun?
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spacehamster wrote: Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:52 am
The Bill wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 6:23 pm I took a shot in the dark based on a Mass Effect vibe I caught from a quick clip I saw by accident. I usually don’t buy games day one, nor full price anymore but I was desperate to me break the game slump. It really was completely reckless and irresponsible to do. But… BUT Guardians of the Galaxy is probably the best new game I’ve played in a damn long time. This shit looks amazing, this shit sounds amazing, this shit runs amazing for such good looking and sounding shit. It plays pretty good, it’s no Vanquish or anything, though. And if you enjoyed the films’ insulting interplay between characters this shit is gold, Jerry, gold. The little details in this thing overflows in abundance.
I dunno, man, I got this on a whim and because you talked it up, and so far all I'm doing is walking around a bunch of pink goop listening to "witty banter" and shooting at green balls.

It does look and run freaking great and like the characters and the setting, but, uh does this ever actually get fun?
I dig it and find it funny. There is a decent variety of monsters, although the “ human “ fodder you’ll face is a bit of a chore until you level up things. Simple to use combo moves and special musical moments are where it’s at. Okay, the combat isn’t Platinum games or Contra or anything kick ass, especially in the beginning. There’s just something about the whole package I’m really fond of. And for a licensed game, I’m shocked I’m this into it.
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Eight Bit Alien wrote: Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:13 pm THE FOREST
I own that. I must have bought that a very long time ago, dirt cheap, when it was early access. Does it actually have an ending? Since it has base building and crafting and survival bars I fear I may never play it. It did have a nice 2K horror movie vibe. Like the Decent or some such.

Guardian’s strength is truly in its banter and such. Combat is feeling redundant and too chaotic now. Still the story, graphics, and Gamora’s fat ass pushes my forward.
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Drunk I assume? Also I have no idea why people are freaking out over the gta trilogy remaster. Looks fine to me
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ghost boner wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:48 pm Drunk I assume? Also I have no idea why people are freaking out over the gta trilogy remaster. Looks fine to me
I don’t know, man. Of what I’ve seen & heard, sounds like the whole thing is a dumpster fire. Another Cyberpunk 2077 or Fallout ‘76, if you will. I actually thought about getting it, but then I learned that they lied about adding the GTA 5 controls. Thing also has missing music and censored content, this is no definitive anything.
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