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JohnnyShoulder

@Tasuki I thought we were allowed to use those kind of words as long as they were not directed at anyone as an insult?

JohnnyShoulder

KALofKRYPTON

@Jaz007 Sounds great! I quite liked Black Ops 2.

Hopefully I'm nearly at the point where I'll have my full vision going within the next couple of weeks. I'll give it a try.

How big is the download?

KALofKRYPTON

Kidfried

Nathan says "crap" all the time, and pretty much any news item on Uncharted has the word somewhere in there.

Regard my dear
It's all downhill from here

ApostateMage

PES 2018. I picked it up for a fiver off the store and I'm already engrossed in the 'become a legend' mode.

ApostateMage

Jaz007

@KALofKRYPTON Hahaha, I love your reaction to how I thought it wasn't good. But yeah, it's a massive game in terms of storage. I was confused as to why I needed so much free at first, but once I looked at it I realized how much it took I saw why. Updates are half as big as the regular games these days.

Backkoggery ID: Jaz007

KALofKRYPTON

@Jaz007 Ha.

It's a big old game! I'm really not sure I have anything even close to that size that I'm willing to delete.

KALofKRYPTON

Shupec

Rocket League
I'm fascinated by the Rocket League and it's fun for hours.
This is my latest game.

Uncharted 3. I prefer Uncharted 3 on PS3, than Uncharted 4 - because there is no Co-Op mode on PS4 (and I love to play on Borneo map with a friend).

Shupec

crimsontadpoles

Nier: Automata. I'm still early on with it, but I'm really loving it so far. It could potentially be one of my favourite PS4 games.

Edit: Also play some Hatsune Miku Project Diva Future Tone every now and then. Been working through the songs on hard difficulty. It's a solid rhythm game with lots of great songs, so I'm having lots of fun with it.

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Th3solution

Ok, so on a whim, I decided to put in Horizon Zero Dawn again. I played it at launch and put many hours into it - like maybe 30 or so, (I don’t know I’m guessing) but somewhere along the way I got sidetracked and actually never completed it. But what I played of it I enjoyed and felt very satisfied with getting my money’s worth for the good times it did give me. As I think in retrospect, I had played Rise of the Tomb Raider immediately before HZD and although they are games with a different setting, there are more similarities than differences. So I suppose I grew fatigued of a story driven action and exploration game with light rpg elements fueled by bow and arrow combat while chasing markers in a beautiful open world with a strong female protagonist. For whatever reason, I had just put Horizon down, planning to return, but days turned into weeks which turned into months and I never did — a habit I have been guilty of a lot lately.
When I first started it back up today after about a year hiatus, I of course had no idea what I was doing. I spent 30 minutes simply just scrolling through the menus and maps and trying to relearn the lore and mechanics. It all seemed so confusing to me, I had forgotten how complex the supply gathering, crafting, armor, and weapons were. The game is pretty deep. I came close to shutting it down and just relegating the game to my bin of games I’ll never finish or have to start over if ever do want to play them again, but I stuck it out for at least a few moments. Fortunately my last game save was after a major story point so I wasn’t in the middle of any major quests. I retrained myself by randomly pushing buttons just to see what made Aloy jump, crouch, swing the spear, etc. After I felt reasonably comfortable, I ventured toward some icon on the map. I was terrified of my first encounter with a machine, as I was so rusty. And it was rough, but I did get the hang of things pretty quick after that. And what do ya know, after what seemed like a moment, 3 hours had passed and I was addicted to doing, “just one more” quest or task before bed. After taking a long break away from the game I am really appreciating it once again for how great it is. In fact, I wish I could be playing it now, but alas, I must sleep and go to work in the morning.

I wonder if anyone else has experiences like these where you try to return to a game many months or years later and try to pick up in the middle of the game again.

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The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

KratosMD

@Th3solution I do that all the time. I'm still going to resume playing Fallout 3 soon after I stopped playing it right before the last mission two years ago.

I feel like the most important thing is to almost never restart games you've poured hours into, even if you've forgotten everything. If you decide to restart and do the same things over again, you're more likely to lose interest once again. So it's better to just resume playing the game rather than start over. Naturally there are some exceptions, for instance if you haven't played the game for over 5 years and you've only played it a couple of hours, then you might as well restart since it's been so long that everything is fresh again.

I've just had plenty of bad experiences restarting games and still not finishing them since I'm doing the same things over again, so I almost never do that anymore.

"To judge others by your own standard is the height of folly"
"They fail to live because they are always preparing to live" - Alan Watts
"You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

RogerRoger

@Th3solution I'm afraid I cannot answer your direct question, as nowadays I'd never stop playing a game before seeing the story through to conclusion at the bare minimum (I've only ever abandoned a game three times before, and all of them were because I found it too difficult to get past a certain point, and all of them are handheld games which I doubt I'll ever return to).

As somebody who recently replayed Rise of the Tomb Raider and was thinking of going straight into a replay of Horizon: Zero Dawn, however, I thank you for your post. It confirms that I made the right choice in avoiding Aloy for now; as much as I adored her adventure, I found it long enough first time through, and would've hated to have not enjoyed the experience because of the strikingly-similar gameplay (and then I'd have likely gone straight into Shadow of the Tomb Raider in September and would've had my first impressions unfairly tainted). If I ever clear the forthcoming mountain of new releases, I'll look forward to replaying it properly, after completing a LEGO game or kart racer or something.

Whenever I do replay games and it's been a while, I do exactly what you did yesterday, though. I'm currently replaying Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and, coming straight from Rise, all of the controls aren't where I naturally reached for them (square isn't reload, triangle is, and don't even think of trying to grapple with triangle, because it's L1 and whoops, there goes Nate, plunging to his death). I'd also previously turned off button input prompts and command hints, having played the game a ton at launch and to preserve the cinematic feel, and couldn't remember how to surface underwater in the prologue. Another dead Nate, thirty seconds in.

Pausing something to look at the controller layout diagram is something I always feel a little stupid doing but, trust me, it can save your life (or your progress since the last checkpoint, at least).

"Another happy landing."

KALofKRYPTON

@Th3solution I tend to play a game heavily after purchase, fully intending to at least finish the main game and possibly more depending; but I too am easily sidetracked so end up revisiting games.

I revisit a lot anyway, shmups are a favourite genre of mine and even something with a relatively simply set of mechanics usually requires at least some adjustment to get used to again.

KALofKRYPTON

JohnnyShoulder

@Th3solution I do this all the time, scary to think how many games I've got unfinished which I intend to go back to. They say to never stop playing on a boss fight or a difficult section as you will most likely get frustrated coming back to it weeks/months later. I suppose the only exception for something like Dark Souls when you are not 'locked' into the boss fight and can go to other areas to level or to brush up on your combat skills.

I've tried starting The Witcher 3 DLC a couple of times but just can't get back into the combat. I go straight into a mission and get destroyed. Think I need to load a previous save and lower the difficulty until I get my mojo back.

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JohnnyShoulder

Ralizah

So, now that I'm done with the Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion, I'm returning to Child of Light (which I'm near the end of, anyway). I really like Aurora's adult form.

Switch FC: SW-2726-5961-1794

PSN: Ralizah

Th3solution

@KratosMD @KALofKRYPTON @JohnnyShoulder
I’m relieved to hear I’m not the only guy who has a problem with prematurely getting away from a game and then trying to go back to it and relearn the controls and mechanics. I have a decent list of games that are in this category ... gosh, we need a name for this. Hmmm... just like I previously proposed the term “backlog regress” to be the opposite of “backlog progress” — in other words buying more games to add to your growing backlog as opposed to finishing games from your backlog — I now propose the term “sidelog” as those games that were started and only partially played that you have the intent to return to and complete. So for me, I have a pretty hefty sidelog: Horizon Zero Dawn, Persona 5, Gravity Rush 2, Dragon Age Inquisiton, Batman Arkham Knight, and most recently having started Yakuza 0. ...Oi, that list is daunting.

@RogerRoger Yeah, to relate to your post about relearning the controls for UC — the funny thing was the game I most recently have been playing is Yakuza 0 and the common button punch scheme for the melee that my fast twitch muscle memory had been trained to do was: ‘square, square, square, triangle.’ I used that over and over in Y0. So unfortunately when my fingers automatically went to work during an attack from a Sawtooth or a Snapmaw they went to that reliable melee combo, only to make Aloy ‘crouch, stand, crouch, stand’ while she got pummeled. 😂

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The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

kontrol1909

I’m currently playing Final Fantasy XV, a title which has caused some discomfort for me as a longtime Final Fantasy fan, yet I enjoy nonetheless.

kontrol1909

JohnnyShoulder

@Th3solution Not to get into some kind of list wars or anything but my current list of unfinished games is: Darks Souls 3 dlc, Bloodborne dlc, Doom, Witcher 3 dlc, Dishonoured 2, Ratchet and clank, No Man's Sky, Torment, Battlefield 1, Deadpool, Divinity original sin, Resi Evil 7, Just Cause 3, Sonic Mania, Steep,Tearaway, Borderlands The Pre-Sequel.

There is probs about 3 I will not go back to and can be crossed off. I don't think there is much that really interests me from now until the end of year so hopefully I will be to put a dent into it.

Currently playing Beyond Two Souls. Liking it much more than I thought I would after not getting on with the controls on Heavy Rain. They feel better in this game although they can still be problematic when navigating in tight spaces or when playing the stealthy missions.

There are some really standout action scenes which I found really exhilarating to play, which I wasn't expecting at all. Will most likely get Detroit: Become Human at some point.

After I cleared some of my sidelog of course. ; )

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JohnnyShoulder

Th3solution

@JohnnyShoulder Oh yeah, Beyond TS is firmly in my backlog and I have considered starting it many times. I enjoyed Heavy Rain on PS3, but I don’t thing it’s worth revisiting as I’d rather experience something I haven’t played yet like Beyond and then later Detroit, like you. Hopefully the price for Detroit gets a heavy discount on Black Friday or something. Your ‘sidelog’ (has a good ring to it doesn’t it?) shares a few from mine too, like No Man’s Sky. I was tempted to put that back in last night too since it’s supposedly much better since I played it at launch, but ultimately I went with Aloy instead.
I’ve eyed purchasing Divinity OS many times also, and it was recently heavily discounted in the PSN sale (maybe like $15 or something as I recall) and I was tempted to buy, but it looks like a very long game and I just have too many others I’d put in front of it right now.
I’ll put in a plug for Ratchet & Clank though - it is probably only about a 15-20 hour game just to get to the end, and it’s great fun. If you stalled in the middle, it’s not likely to be as hard to get back into as say, a huge epically long game like DOS, JC3, or one of the Soulsborne games that are unforgiving if you’re out of practice. Tearaway would also be in the category of a quick one to knock out, but you kinda have to be in the mood for that one. R&C is just fun no matter what your in the mood for. It has it all - humor, shooting, platforming, good story, beautiful graphics, etc.

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The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

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