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Since the first one I guess is closed for inactivity, might as well bring it back because I have some hot takes that need to sizzle. So let's keep it civil and talk about video games as we so often do.

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Alright so.

Maybe it's because I think the best one is 6 or maybe it's because I think the series should stop trying to run away from what it actually is but I thought Resident Evil Village was fucking trash. Okay that's a bit harsh, but it's a game that at every turn is full of baffling decisions and choices be it narratively or structurally or from an encounter and gameplay perspective. The game makes it seem like it's some kind of Metroidvania meets Souls-like in terms of progression, to the point where after the first part they literally mark your map with the remaining places you have to go to as if you'll be able to tackle them in any order you want. You know, like a video game. But in fact this is not the case as you're railroaded to take them out in a specific order because the game is actually super fucking linear to a fault.

The 'hub' area isn't even as open as it tricks you into thinking because they find new ways to block paths and make you go around or funnel around a specific path so even if you have the key that opens a door now you can't get to it until later anyway because oh no there's a truck in the way or whatever bullshit. And that sense of disappointment in the exploration is in every inch of the game. The first real 'area' tricks you into thinking it's some kind of exploration puzzle solving thing but it's not. There's only ever one way to go because doors are locked and it's hugely scripted and by the time you theoretically could explore everywhere, you already have anyway so there's no real point to go and find if you missed anything because chances are what you missed is shotgun ammo which is in high supply anyway because of the crafting and how the game shits ammo and materials to make ammo at you (because it's an action game lying about being survival horror).

The reason so much of the marketing seemed to focus on Tall Lady is because she's one of two characters that have anything resembling a personality, and no I don't mean personality with a wink and a nod. There are Five Antagonists and only two of them matter, largely because they're the only two that have genuine presence in the story and the areas they inhabit. As a game it feels like it wanted to recapture the lightning that Resident Evil 4 had when it came out and became a landmark title in the genre except the only part of RE4 it gets accurate is the fucking cheese.

The story is bad, even by RE standards, and thinking about it for more than a minute makes the whole thing fall apart. But there are parts where the game embraces the bullshit dumb parts of Resident Evil and it's in those moments where the game actually becomes enjoyable. Alas they are brief but I'll take brief moments of good where I can get them. The first person thing was a novel idea but I desperately hope they go back to third person for RE9; I also hope they stop trying to make it scary and just make it crazy but thye have to pretend I guess, but in a franchise where every enemy becomes a dumb goo monster and parasites give people superpowers and they give you big guns and plenty of ammo how can they keep acting like it's a survival horror game and not just an action game with horror elements. They even seem to realize this because the one part that most resembles what a survival horror game is they take away all your items and it's genuinely a highlight but also feels incredibly out of place with the rest of the game.

I really think Village is a bad game. But hey it's got hot evil people so that's all that matters.

So what've ya'll been playing in the hell that is our day to day existence?
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Red Dead Redemption 2 is the bomb! Everything about it is just amazing! I'd love to see Arthur Morgan in Smash Bros, but that's probably never going to happen.
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I feel accomplished! I got a female Lucario in Pokémon Shield this morning!
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I've been playing Warframe and waiting 72hrs for my frigging Loki frame to finish being built.
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It's always a pleasure having this kind of thread open. Thanks for bringing it back.

I had a bit of a setback regarding computer hardware, so I took that as an opportunity to go back and play some games of my childhood and other classics I haven't played before.

So I'm having a blast with:

The Ultimate Doom (childhood game) Having some multiplayer games with friends, playing all kinds of WADs.
Hexen I (childhood game) & II (never played before)
Quake II (childhood game) Also playing it Co-Op with a friend, using Coop Or Die.
Deus Ex (never played before)
Gothic I & II (never played before)
TES III: Morrowind (not-so-childhood game)
Commandos Behind Enemy Lines & Beyond the Call of Duty (childhood game)

Stuck with old crappy laptop? No problem!
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Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139. Save for some differences, it was just like playing the PS3 version. As good as I remembered. Beat all of the endings, it's down for a while until I get the craving to play again.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon. I'm still not entirely sold on the turn based combat for a Yakuza game, but it is what is.

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Finally been able to play it now that I have the means to do so on a good machine so I can safely say that Doom Eternal fucks.
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Yo, does anyone have any ideas for MMORPGs? Trying to branch out and maybe find something new to play.

inb4 someone says final fantasy
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Yo, does anyone have any ideas for MMORPGs? Trying to branch out and maybe find something new to play.

inb4 someone says final fantasy


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Interesting idea.

If Sega ever decides to remaster Sonic the Hedgehog 2006, they should have a reference with Rockstar Studios who made the Red Dead series.
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New Battlefield game is Battlefield 2042 for anyone who hadn't seen the trailer yet. Still modern but with a slight futuristic touch.
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You know Subnautica & Subnautica Below Zero aren't awful on the nintendo switch, the graphics are a bit down graded but it seems to play quite smoothly. I even enjoy playing it in handheld, the fade in is still an issue however.

Also if anyone plays Skyforge, I'd like to know if it is worth buying a micro SD for because I don't want to delete Warframe but I'm out of space for Skyforge, what should I do?

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humblebundle.com/store/surviving-mars… - Free for the next 3 days or until supplies last.
store.steampowered.com/sub/586694/?cu… - Free until the end of June.
store.steampowered.com/sub/589381/?cu… - Free until June 21st. (VR ONLY GAME)

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Finally been able to play it now that I have the means to do so on a good machine so I can safely say that Doom Eternal fucks.

Actually same! Will have access to my new rig by end of week (operating off a phone right now) so I'm excited to return to all the computer nonsense I used to do plus having a better gaming rig too. Been meaning to check out Doom Eternal so I'll put it on the list.
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store.steampowered.com/sub/591470/?cu… Another free to keep game.
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mario golf's release draws nearer every day
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pokemon MOBA.

what.
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Yeah, Unite has been in the works for a while now. It's being made by the Chinese conglomerate that is Tencent, so there's that. A lot of people really didn't like this idea, so much so that the YouTube announcement video for it got taken down and re-uploaded to get rid of all the dislikes. (Presumably)

I personally don't think it'll work very well. If it's like any other pokemon game, it'll be geared towards kids, and when older fans come to play, they'll probably completely mollywop the young kids that think the game looks cool, completely alienating them. The only thing I can hope for is maybe something like different "leagues" for younger players, and older players. Though even then, there's no telling how many older folks would just join the younger league just for free wins. I just don't really see it working out very well, all things considered. Though it's entirely possible that there's an easy solution, and I'm just really stupid.
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Yeah, Unite has been in the works for a while now. It's being made by the Chinese conglomerate that is Tencent, so there's that. A lot of people really didn't like this idea, so much so that the YouTube announcement video for it got taken down and re-uploaded to get rid of all the dislikes. (Presumably)

I personally don't think it'll work very well. If it's like any other pokemon game, it'll be geared towards kids, and when older fans come to play, they'll probably completely mollywop the young kids that think the game looks cool, completely alienating them. The only thing I can hope for is maybe something like different "leagues" for younger players, and older players. Though even then, there's no telling how many older folks would just join the younger league just for free wins. I just don't really see it working out very well, all things considered. Though it's entirely possible that there's an easy solution, and I'm just really stupid.


Pokemon MOBA just sounds like one of those bad ideas on paper and while it's not impossible to make a good game out of it, well...

The fact it's meant to support mobile devices means the game's going to be designed around being playable entirely by touchscreen. This means that the game will naturally also lose a degree of precision, and if there's one thing I really want in a MOBA, it's tight controls. The mere idea of it getting a mobile port kills any and all hope in me that this'll be a good game.

That's not to say you can't make good games for mobile clients, but this isn't going to be it. Anything designed with mobile in mind first is inevitably going to suffer for it; it isn't a situation like runescape where the mobile client was made to emulate the PC experience.

On top of MOBA just generally being a really fucked market to try and break into at any point.

Here's to hoping that it'll be good, even if I don't have any actual hope it will be.
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TGM, you're going to love Doom Eternal.

It just feels good. Explore a lot. IIRC you can use codes (which you find in the environment) freely so long as you don't care about achievements.

Soundtrack is sick.
Violence is sick.
Guns are sick.
Metal Album backgrounds are sick.

Fully sick.
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