[Official] What are you playing?



  • @bard91 no ive played them multiple times now just getting ready for 3



  • @ff7cloud sounds good, I'm doing that by playing the other games on the series, currently going through Sky Third, don't think I'll have time to replay ToCS though.



  • @bard91 which of the sky games did you enjoy the most? id have to go with First Chapter myself



  • @ff7cloud 2nd, it just had the huge advantage of being completely invested from the very beginning, and it delivered very well, that said I do think 1st is better in some ways.

    Third I'm liking but not as much but I think it could still surprise depending on how it ends up developing, I'm like half way through the game I think.



  • @bard91 it was the ending to First Chapter that i loved it was so well done

    as for The 3RD its does a great job expanding on the lore of the zemuria



  • @phbz I can understand that, though I was never a fan of either versions of Tomb Raider. Uncharted I like, but not crazy over. That said, Tomb Raider and Uncharted still have better platforming. My problem with Enslaved is that the platforming is too automated and railroaded. I know it's purpose is to move the story along, but I felt that they should have at least tried to add some challenge. The only times I died was due to not knowing what do for certain set pieces (the one with the car) or I got unlucky. Otherwise, I rarely died when it came to platforming.

    Combat is decent and has some depth. I knew I was not expecting God of War or Devil May Cry, but the combat works. My only problem is the wide attacks is a fucking joke, even with the upgrade. Oh, and the camera zooms in too close to Monkey's backside whenever melee is involved. They definitely could have zoomed the camera out. Otherwise, good job Ninja Theory.



  • @brawlman It's been a while since I played Enslaved so maybe I just don't remember well, but I find it hard to believe that the platforming is much worse than the Uncharted games, or more automated because Uncharted's is incredibly so (I recall TR being a little bit less so), which is part of why I find those games pretty boring.



  • @bard91 The problem with Enslaved is that it won't let you jump unless it's the direction you're supposed to go. Not the best design as there were times the game didn't indicate where I was supposed to go or the indication got blended in to the background. This did not happen a lot, but it was still annoying. In Uncharted and TR (originals and reboot) you could at least makes mistakes or plan out your jumps. I am not saying they're the best 3D semi-realistic platformers (they're not), nor neither are flawless. There had to be at least some thought put in to your jumping. This becomes less of a thing in Uncharted 4 or the TR reboot trilogy (it's major crime taking itself too seriously and not really developing Lara at all). Enslaved platforming is only elevated by the gorgeous scenery and vistas that kill the dog shit brown and gunmetal grey of last generation. I am going off fresh memory as I did not play Enslaved when it came out, so this was my literal first playthrough of that game.



  • They're all bad at platforming and climbing. It would go against their cinematic style. I remember a developer saying this crap their self last gen. That they don't want the player failing over and over when they're trying to move the story along. Makes you wonder what they're doing in the game business.



  • @brawlman I agree with all that, it's just because that game caught me by surprise. Played it because I had nothing else to play and it was somewhat unexpectedly good. As opposed to Uncharted that there's always such a big hype surrounding it and I end up being disappointed, even if I can understand why people love it.

    On topic: Finished playing Observation. It has some design flaws but I still recommend it, especially to sci-fi fans that like me feel the genre is under represented.



  • After having a bit of trouble beating Sister Friede back when I bought the Dark Souls III DLC, I went back and finally finished her off on my second try. It's always odd when that happens after such an extended break, you think you'd have even more trouble. Anyway, with that finally done, I grabbed the final bit of DLC, so I'm playing the Ringed City.



  • @ezekiel Which developer said that, Naughty Dog, Ninja Theory, or someone else? I honestly don't know. I would not call the platforming in Uncharted or Tomb Raider's (reboot) bad, just average. More so the latter. UC was just a weaker version of Sands of Time's platforming, though the first game had some challenging moments with its platforming and TR (reboot) was just copying Uncharted. Ironic, because Uncharted just set a lower standard when it came to platforming in these type of games. But like I said early, compared to Enslaved, you can mess up and die in these platforming sequences.



  • Having beaten Enslaved, all Uncharted games and the first two Tomb Raider reboots, I have to say that I find the platforming to be equally disappointing in all three series and see little to no difference. As with Ezekiel, I was dumbfounded when I heard some of the excuses supporting that kind of "platforming" last generation.

    Give me an original Tomb Raider game any day of the week.



  • @brawlman said in [Official] What are you playing?:

    @ezekiel Which developer said that, Naughty Dog, Ninja Theory, or someone else? I honestly don't know. I would not call the platforming in Uncharted or Tomb Raider's (reboot) bad, just average. More so the latter. UC was just a weaker version of Sands of Time's platforming, though the first game had some challenging moments with its platforming and TR (reboot) was just copying Uncharted. Ironic, because Uncharted just set a lower standard when it came to platforming in these type of games. But like I said early, compared to Enslaved, you can mess up and die in these platforming sequences.

    I can't possibly remember who said it.

    @sheria said in [Official] What are you playing?:

    Having beaten Enslaved, all Uncharted games and the first two Tomb Raider reboots, I have to say that I find the platforming to be equally disappointing in all three series and see little to no difference. As with Ezekiel, I was dumbfounded when I heard some of the excuses supporting that kind of "platforming" last generation.

    Give me an original Tomb Raider game any day of the week.

    I feel like the old Tomb Raider formula has so much potential that was never exploited. Maybe now that Shadow of the Tomb Raider failed, they'll go back to something slightly more classical and pure. You know a game isn't doing well when you see it discounted by 50 percent so soon after release. It was half off on Steam for a long time.



  • @ezekiel said in [Official] What are you playing?:

    @brawlman said in [Official] What are you playing?:

    @ezekiel Which developer said that, Naughty Dog, Ninja Theory, or someone else? I honestly don't know. I would not call the platforming in Uncharted or Tomb Raider's (reboot) bad, just average. More so the latter. UC was just a weaker version of Sands of Time's platforming, though the first game had some challenging moments with its platforming and TR (reboot) was just copying Uncharted. Ironic, because Uncharted just set a lower standard when it came to platforming in these type of games. But like I said early, compared to Enslaved, you can mess up and die in these platforming sequences.

    I can't possibly remember who said it.

    @sheria said in [Official] What are you playing?:

    Having beaten Enslaved, all Uncharted games and the first two Tomb Raider reboots, I have to say that I find the platforming to be equally disappointing in all three series and see little to no difference. As with Ezekiel, I was dumbfounded when I heard some of the excuses supporting that kind of "platforming" last generation.

    Give me an original Tomb Raider game any day of the week.

    I feel like the old Tomb Raider formula has so much potential that was never exploited. Maybe now that Shadow of the Tomb Raider failed, they'll go back to something slightly more classical and pure. You know a game isn't doing well when you see it discounted by 50 percent so soon after release. It was half off on Steam for a long time.

    I'd love to think so, but unfortunately i think 3d platforming has permanently adjusted to suit this cinematic nonsense we see today.



  • Finally got around to finishing up the English version of Yakuza 6, and working on Kiwami 2. Afterwards planning on jumping back into Days Gone.
    Was enjoying Days Gone, but just felt like I need a little break from it, reached this weird point where it kinda just stopped clicking with me for some reason. So I figured id give it a rest for a bit as it's not the first time this has happened



  • Been playing Banjo Kazooie. I was really enjoying it but the swimming & flying controls are killing me. I should just suck it up & persever, but it's taking a lot of the fun out of it for me. I guess I'm just pampered now adays with games actually controlling well. Still it's amazing game. I'll take a break & go back to it.



  • Broke down and grabbed Foza Horizon 3 after seeing it for $12, and someone gifting me the Hot Wheels DLC around Christmas, my God why didn't I pick this up sooner.



  • Been playing Void Bastards, the game got kind of mixed reviews and for the first hour or so you're learning the its quirks but as soon as I got a clear grasp of it I can only praise it. Super satisfying loop, with the right amount of challenge, gorgeous art style and a great job with sound and music. Plus I love the humour they went for. To me 2019 has been a fantastic year so far, and I've been one a run of great indie games. Plague Tale, Observation, Void Bastards and next I'll be playing Outer Wilds that seems to be goty material.

    If you have Gamepass give a chance to Void Bastards!



  • Currently alternating between Apex Legends, WipEout Omega Collection and GT Sport. It feels great to play multiple games at once again after being hyperfocused at Days Gone for days.