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Currently playing Odyssey. Love Kassandra.
I have just completed Trine 1 and am playing Trine 2. Whilst not playing those it's always PES 2019 for me mixed up with some quick throwaway stuff like Slayaway Camp or Peggle 2. I'm just trying to clear backlog stuff so I don't have so many games sat on my home screen!!
I've just started Dragon Age: Inquisition. My best friend, who got me into the series, is watching me via SharePlay and it was a great prologue, and a lot of fun with her "beside me" (so to speak).
Unfortunately, I didn't press the right buttons when sorting out my profile on the Dragon Age Keep and so, when I finally got to a point where I was asking characters about the events of the previous games, I realised that something was wrong; people I'd killed were apparently still alive, and sisters had become brothers. I've now fixed the Keep, so will replay the prologue again this evening. Which I don't mind because A: it's a gorgeous game, and B: the initial "this is new" feeling will be dampened, allowing me to make more informed choices about my new protagonist.
It'll also allow me to take a more detailed pass on constructing my new face; I can totally see now why players were disappointed with Mass Effect Andromeda's customisation options, coming from Inquisition. It's insane! And so, whilst I was happy with what I'd taken forward already, I think I can make Jason Trevelyan perfect before I start proper.
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@RogerRoger Lol, I remember having to go back and redo my character appearance in DA:I after seeing it in action in the first scenes. Sometimes it looks a little different in the in-game cutscenes as it does in the character creation screen (maybe the nose is a little too high, the eyebrow style is too bushy, the lips too pouty, etc, etc.) so I wanted it to look as perfect as possible since you’re going to have to spend a lot of hours looking at that character. 😄
The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
@Th3solution Happens to me every single time I create a character!
For some bizarre reason, Inquisition makes everybody's lips really shiny by default, to the point where it looks like I'm wearing lip gloss (and whilst I've got nothing against brutal-looking, stern bi-racial guys with shaved heads and five o' clock shadow who wanna wear lip gloss, it just isn't for me). I went hunting back through the menus and found the appropriate slider to limit the effect, because the light had caught him in a particular scene and it looked like he'd passed out from drinking too much milk. When I replayed, thankfully, the error was corrected. Phew!
@RogerRoger Ha, ha! Sounds familiar. (The character creation part, not the passing out from milk toxicity)
I look forward to reading of your adventures in DA: I.
I halfway thought of going back to finish it in conjunction with you to foster some discussion, but I started Witcher 3 instead. So far I find it similar. I’m too early to say which is better in my mind. We’ll see.
@RogerRoger When I got Inquisition on PS4, I started a new playthrough, after having completed it originally on PS3. I decided to be really evil, and chose an elf archer for the job. I didn't get any further than a couple of hours in, but man the elf looked awesome. He had green hair and a sort of David Bowie thing going on.
Good job, Parappa. You can go on to the next stage now.
Out of all the Dragon Age games i thought Origins had the best story and characters, Hawke (female) was the best protagonist and Inquisition had the best dragon fights out of any game ever.
I'm glad you all ended up being happy with your Dragon Age, so I won't post a picture of my incredibly good looking elf. Don't want to make you all jelly!
@Th3solution Best of luck with The Witcher III (another game I swore I'd never play, so give it a year or two and I'll be back here saying it's the greatest thing I've ever experienced). It'll be interesting to see how you rate it compared to Inquisition!
As for everybody else, I'll take a screencap of Jayden Trevelyan later today and share it.
EDIT: Here he is!
I've played quite a chunk now. It's helped having my best friend in my ear, as she's been able to explain some of the complex new mechanics (the Power system, the War Table, etc.) and stop me from getting overwhelmed. This was particularly helpful when I arrived at the Hinterlands, the game's first vast area of icons and side quests. I've gotten to the point where the next main story missions require ten Power to unlock, and I'm back down to zero, so I'll be spending most of the day in the Hinterlands and in Val Royeaux (yep, first visit to Orlais totally lived up to expectations).
But I helped a farmer and did some horse races, I found some Shards, I cleared out some demonic wolves, I added an utterly bonkers vigilante to my party and I've started to build good friendships (and a bit of rivalry) with my fellow characters. It's all pretty neat thusfar! And it's a gorgeous game, especially considering it was also on PS3. So I'm a happy hero!
Edited on Tue 19th March, 2019 @ 15:50 by RogerRoger
InFamous: Second Son - Not too far into it yet, at least the main quest line (the last main mission I played, which is like only the third one since getting to Seattle, was the one where you have to climb the Space Needle). However, I've been doing tons of stuff around the city to clear out the D.U.P. (On the fist island, I've completely cleared them out of 5 of the 7 districts, and am working on the 6th). I've already reached the 3rd hero rank, and have pretty much all my smoke powers maxed out (I know I get new power types later on).
While it's definitely not as polished as a newer game like Spider-Man, combat is pretty fun once you get the hang of it, and the main missions have involved some pretty good setpieces & light platforming. Sidestuff tends to be more busywork than anything, but other than the secret agent chases which are pretty annoying, are quick & harmless enough.
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@RR529 Very good assesment of that game, I'd say. I have not played Spider-Man yet, but I can easily see how it blows this game out of the water completely. I never felt like Infamous was a game of the year contender, but like you said, it's fun and quick. Both qualities I can really appreciate in a game.
Started Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition with my son tonight. He's playing Roland and I am playing Lilith. I am actually having alot of fun with this one. I will post some more thoughts on it in the actual thread.
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Playing Nioh. It's a great game. I am struggling a lot, but so far I have felt challenged more than I felt frustrated.
I do feel that with almost every difference between this game and Bloodborne, I prefer From Software's implementation. But I expected as much going in, so it's fine. Can't wait to play more.
@Kidfried Two days later I don't really agree with this post anymore. Nioh does some great things, Bloodborne doesn't.
The environments are magical, and so far the bosses have been just perfect.
@Kidfried Still no skele-wheels yet then?
@Thrillho On the contrary, a lot. I just love to hate them.
I really need to get around to Nioh at some point. The smaller, more structured levels are far easier to keep my bearings in than the vast open worlds of Dark Souls and Bloodborne (based on my time with the beta, at least), and it looks like it has more of a structured narrative than either of those games. On the other hand, I hope they adjusted the difficulty in the final product, because the Succubus boss fight in the beta was way harder than any boss fight I ever encountered in Dark Souls or Bloodborne. I couldn't beat it, and I generally consider myself decent at action games (I defeated Vicar Amelia the first time I encountered her/it, for example).
Edited on Wed 10th April, 2019 @ 14:49 by Ralizah
It's the kids' holidays, and since I don't tend to get much gaming in when they're off, I've been bouncing off a couple of more kid-friendly things.
I've started Tearaway Unfolded after hearing my sons tell me how good it is for the last two years. What a beauty this game is. I've only completed the first chapter but I'm enjoying it.
My eldest and I are also plodding slowly through The Witness. This is a strange game for me. Either I suss the puzzles out straight away or not at all. It's like if my brain doesn't see the solution instantly it shuts down in a fit of petulance and refuses to see it at all. I stared at one puzzle for about half an hour the other day. Still haven't cracked it. It's a beautiful game to be stuck in though, so it's all good.
@Ralizah The succubus was a wall for me. It was my hardest boss in the game, probably. I'm surprised that was the demo boss. In the context of the game I felt it served as a test of whether I'd been paying attention. Up to that point I'd been cruising along, not really paying attention to the armour stats, accessories and other underlying systems, and I'd been getting away with it (not saying that's what you've been doing, mind, but it's definitely how I'd been playing it). Then she came along. Basically, paralysis-resistant gear made a difference for me. To put that boss at the end of a demo is harsh.
@Kidfried Yeah, spot on. I miss Nioh since I finished it.
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