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Thrillho

@themcnoisy Interesting, one piece I read said to save metro systems until later as they’re expensive to build and maintain. I might have to have a play with it later.

I’m sure I could optimise bus routes too as they’re mostly random at the moment.

Thrillho

themcnoisy

@Thrillho With metros you don't need a big looping system like a train track, you can have a central loop and individual tracks to regions like a sun pattern. Bear in mind my experience is limited to maybe 7 proper games across platforms and in no way am I an expert in any way rofl. What you do get with experience is a better understanding of what you can push, as there's no undo tool - that only comes with learning from mistakes. One mistake I never made until this current game is flooding part of my city with no immediate answer, I had placed over 10 sewage centres in a similar place over time, the outflow was so crazy like a monsoon it crept into my city when I was building in another corner and washed away hundreds of people and buildings. It was a ton of fun learning that and in the end I had to sculpt the land down and move 50% of the outflow units completely as building mountains as a barrier kept the lower land filled with water!

@JohnnyShoulder could be worth streaming that mate and I could help you out. With electric you may not be producing enough electricity, you need a lot of windmills or coal plants. Wind has its own filter in the info views section so too water usage. Otherwise on certain maps with more hills you need water towers as the water can't push its way up.

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JohnnyShoulder

@themcnoisy Thanks for the offer, but I've not played it in months and am done with the game. Iirc the area was pretty flat and I had more than enough coal plants and water towers to provide enough water and electricity. I had it covered with pylons and water pipes too, but there always seemed to be on or two building not getting any.

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thiz

Just completed all the DLC for Spider-Man. I have sooooo much to say and share about this game, I wish people would listen to a podcast without paying them first, because I sure would start one talking about my backlog, heh.

Anyways, I feel like Gadgets and Powers were bad in this game. You cant even quickfire them and having to disable Web Shooters to chose a worse one is just... why? And powers... is there any reason to use anything but the Web-Everyone power? If you play the game in the most effective way possible, you will cheese your way through combat and make it not fun. Thats bad game design. And no symbiote suit? Really?

Also, why on earth are JJJ's podcasts skipping everytime something else happens? I could almost never finish listening to a single one of them because they would always cut out. And then there are the side activities. They are not fun because they are done well or worth anything, they are done because holding R2 to swing is great. Thats all theres to it sadly.

Web of Shadows did all of these things way better I think. But still, this game is outstanding and probably the best thing I've played since No More Heroes. Yeah I have weird taste, leave me alone! How on earth it was possible to make such a pretty game run this good on a console with the hardware of a pc from 2008 is beyond me. The game surpassed the Arkham games for sure.

On another note, I am about half way done with Ratchet and Clank. I keep mixing in a level or two when I am bored of other games, because I never want it to end. Sigh.

I still have Death Stranding, Horizon, Last Guardian, Infamous Second Son and Last of Us Remastered on my SSD. Now I just need to figure out what to start next.

thiz

themcnoisy

@thiz Death Stranding, if you thought Spiderman was good looking you are in for a treat!

Funny you mention the by the numbers game design of Spiderman (which I thought was great). Im currently playing Watch Dogs 2, which is random and rubbish platforming puzzles mixed in with a dreadful story. Its trying to be edgy but fails almost everywhere. All the hackers in the world are in San Francisco apparently and antagonists hide artifacts in air conditioning units. Unlike spiderman WD2 has a standard movement scheme and suffers accordingly, using fast travel to navigate more so than any game this generation.

I'm having fun though and some of the abilities are neat.

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nessisonett

It’s been great fun watching my mum playing L.A. Noire. We somewhat accidentally watched 3 noir series at the same time, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, Perry Mason and Babylon Berlin, so playing this at the same time has been quite interesting. I love how there are no ‘wrong’ answers, you might mess up an interview but the case just takes a different turn. She can’t drive at all though, it’s hilarious. I think Rockstar games seem to be a good fit though, they have an emphasis on narrative and they’re rooted enough in reality that they feel a bit more serious than your typical JRPG or your gamer game for true gamers.

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Col_McCafferty

I finished the main story of Death Stranding last night and now I don't know what to play!

Funds are limited so can't buy Ghost of Tsushima or Final Fantasy VII (both of which I am really keen to play) or any new game for that matter.

There are a few games that I'd like to play again at some point (HZD, RDR2, God of War) but decided to wait on until I have a PS5.

I have some games in my backlog but starting any of the below after finishing both Death Stranding and The Last of Us Part II in recent weeks feels like a tad underwhelming.

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order
Shadow of the Colossus
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
BioShock Infinite

I am sorely tempted to play The Last of Us again or maybe even GTA V. Not sure which though.

I've been spoilt!

Col_McCafferty

JohnnyShoulder

@Col_McCafferty I would play Shadow of the Colossus, it is not that long and a quite different experience to the last two games you have played. Well I assume so with Death Stranding as I've not played it!

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Col_McCafferty

@JohnnyShoulder Thanks for the recommendation!

👍

I have decided to play GTA V again and maybe The Last of Us as well.

Will definitely give Colossus a spin at some point.

Col_McCafferty

Th3solution

@Col_McCafferty All four of those games are ringers in my opinion! I thoroughly enjoyed all of those. But I agree, Shadow of the Colossus would be a good palate cleanser to the traditional story driven action combat that you’ve been experiencing. It’s a little more artsy and unconventional, but it’s probably one of my favorite games of all time.
Shadow of the TR was probably the best of this reboot trilogy imo. I loved how there was renewed focus on the exploration aspect and the tombs, and less of the hunting and supply gathering of the last game.
Jedi Fallen Order is a solid fun time and if you’re a Star Wars fan you should enjoy the care taken to create a consistent experience. Wielding a lightsaber is quite satisfying.
BioShock Infinite is was one of my very favorite PS3 games and I was just singing it’s praises over on the Game Club thread. If you’ve invested in the series by at least playing (and hopefully enjoying) the first BioShock, then it’s a very satisfying conclusion and has a really interesting narrative, imo.

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Col_McCafferty

@Th3solution Oh I've played the first two BioShock games (PS Plus baby!) and really enjoyed them.

The first is a bonafide classic with a brilliant story, good combat but annoying hacking puzzles!

The second is good, decent story, slightly better gameplay but improved hacking system.

I decided to go back to GTA V (I managed to 'unlock' this mission that was halting my program) and finish that. It's mindless fun!

I'm also going to replay TLoU again, the first one that is not the sequel.

Thanks for your input though, much appreciated!

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Col_McCafferty

RogerRoger

@thiz It's interesting to see you rave about Spider-Man: Web of Shadows as that's the only major Spidey game I've been avoiding during my recent "play the whole darn franchise from start to finish" efforts. From my research, I gather that it runs poorly on PS3 and that its morality system is somewhat limited. I also made the mistake of playing its PSP counterpart release, the so-called Amazing Allies Edition, so I was happy to walk away from it and continue with the games I've tracked down thusfar. I might give it another look now.

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RogerRoger

This afternoon I started the PS4 port of the original Final Fantasy VII.

I'm really, really glad that I want to experience this legendary game so badly because, if I didn't, I think I'd be regretting my purchase by now. I get it; something from 1997 was never gonna blow me away today, and I'm giving the story some development time because it really throws you in at the deep end, but wow, just... I mean, look, I'm not a big turn-based RPG guy anyway. Stats bore me, inventory-juggling bores me, team balancing bores me, waiting my turn bores me and, outside of books and this website, reading bores me. I also hate random encounters. Why the heck am I playing this?!

Because everybody who talks about it says that, by the end, they're blown away. My best friend, who's a few years younger than me and has little patience for retro gaming, played it for the first time a couple months ago and said it was "absolutely stunning" upon completion. I've dabbled in Final Fantasy before, but only with short demos or by watching others play a bit. I thought I should give it my best shot.

So I'm stuck here, mashing the cross button, waiting for the other shoe to drop. I wish it'd hurry up. Disjointed text-only dialogue, a plodding pace, surrealist artistic choices and cookie-cutter characters... let's just say that some seriously on-point music will only carry me so far.

Looking forward to coming back here in a couple weeks and laughing at how wrong I was, and tagging the temporarily-absent @Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy as promised!

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nessisonett

@RogerRoger And now you see why I wasn’t convinced by Remake considering it’s just Midgar, despite being a huge huge fan of the original 😂😂

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RogerRoger

@nessisonett Yes, suddenly it all becomes clear.

Although I'm sure the remake has a consistently-sized church going for it!

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nessisonett

@RogerRoger Ah yes, the Midgar TARDIS, also known as Aerith’s church!

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JohnnyShoulder

@nessisonett If anything the issues that Rog has with the original, the remake rectifies those mostly? It has its own set of of problems, but certainly not those.

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There is no longer a good time to release a game. There are only less s**t times to release a game

PSN: JohnnyShoulder

nessisonett

@JohnnyShoulder I’m just not a fan of the Midgar scenario in general. It’s very longwinded and I always keep a save directly afterwards because I love everything afterwards. It’s probably because I had to play it over and over and over again when I was a kid, we didn’t have a PS1 memory card with our PS2. Complete overexposure, most likely.

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Thrillho

@nessisonett Ha, I have similar feelings with FF8 as I had a “copy” of the game where the second disc didn’t work so I must have played the first disc four or five times before getting beyond that point. I’ve still only ever finished the game once.

@RogerRoger I look forward to hearing your thoughts as you go. At the time it really was a mind blowing experience for someone whose gaming exposure to that point was Sonic, Streets of Rage etc.

Thrillho

Th3solution

@RogerRoger This will be fascinating to read your impressions and experiences. Despite being a large fan of the game, your early thoughts are on target. As I think back on my time with game, as much as I really liked it years ago, I strangely remember very little about the story. That’s actually a recurring symptom of mine, but for a game this beloved, it really should have had a more impactful story. Weird.

But what I do remember is the setting, the addictive grinding, and the engaging strategy and exploration. All of these great attributes of the game have been much better realized in modern gaming however. It was my entry point for the FF franchise and was one of the earliest JRPGs I think I played. Having cut my gaming teeth on more action oriented series’ like MGS, Tomb Raider, Gran Turismo, and Crash Bandicoot, it was a departure to play FF7. I think, like you, it was just the hype and its place in gaming history and culture that drove me to play it. But it started an interest in a whole new genre for me, and afterward prompted me to devour FF8-FF13 with ferocity. Not to mention springboarding into the SMT and Persona games and a few other turn based JRPGs.

I’ll be really curious about your experience as a first timer to the game because A) FF7 is so aged and dated but also revered, and you do have a appreciation and tolerance for retro gaming, B) it’s your initial foray into the series and not a genre you care for, and C) I’ve often wondered how I would like it if I replayed it now. I have avoided doing so because I don’t want to tarnish the great memories I have of it.
Keep us posted!

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