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  1. usiel Aegrescit medendo

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    What type of games do you like?
     
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    I'm all over the place - Mostly been on xbox this whole time. Loved Red Dead and GTAs. Dipped my toes in a few other things but nothing that was memorable. I'm a clean slate haha
     
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    I'm strictly PC gaming so ultimately I think some here who are console+pc can probably provide some better advice. Dragon Age Inquisition though a few years still looks amazing and a great game. Baldur's Gate 3 is good.
     
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  4. HeyMattyB Sports bring out the worst in everyone.

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    I went ahead and bought the Mass Effect Legendary Edition for PC this morning. I played a modded version of the first game a few years ago and remember enjoying it, and thinking the graphic mods made it look decent for such an old game. And I know that the Legendary Edition graphics upgrades for the first game are generally considered to only be a notch or two above those old mods, but yeah--based on the couple of hours I spent with the first game, it really does look pretty good.
     
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    I think I'm going to skip it. I already own all three, and I played the first and second twice each.
     
  6. tenken00 Oh it's going down in Chinatown

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    Yea I love Mass Effect and got it too. Just gets added to the backlog though, at least after Resident Evil Village.

    I been playing Returnal a lot right now, and I'm hooked. It's pretty brutal though.
     
  7. AlexBrovechkin8 At least there was 2018.

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    I read there’s a big issue with Returnal with a lack of auto saves so you could play for four hours or something and not make any progress. The review said it’s a terrific game but he couldn’t recommend it unless you always had five hours to play it at a time. Is that accurate?
     
  8. g00n t0m WiLs0n PhAnBoI

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    Not sure if it's true but I hate games like that. Checkpoint only saves. Who has f***ing time for that shit? Give people the ability to save whenever they want, ffs. If that makes the game too easy then adjust the programming instead of making "slog through the whole level successfully or you'll have to start over" be the gameplay extender/difficulty.
     
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    I considered running TLOU II back on Grounded where if you die you get sent back to the beginning of the game, but I wanted to keep my sanity
     
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  10. AlexBrovechkin8 At least there was 2018.

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    Here's the review I read: Returnal Review: A gorgeous, incredible game you should not buy
     
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  12. AlexBrovechkin8 At least there was 2018.

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    I'd like to play it but I'll wait until it goes on sale. I'm really enjoying Horizon Zero Dawn and when I'm not in the mood for that I play Rogue Company so I'm not in a rush to find something new.
     
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    Going to start HZD soon. Just trying to slog through the final stages of this damn Batman game. Annoying that they force you to enhance/use the Batmobile in order to progress through the game, and not just in a peripheral way.
     
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  14. tenken00 Oh it's going down in Chinatown

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    Yeah there is no save in Returnal. Nothing carries over either except certain abilities/stuff that you get for beating a boss. So a good run can last you for hours because you gotta buff yourself back up before undertaking a boss/difficult area. But I always just put it in rest mode if I wanna take a break.

    I know some PS5 users were complaining about the PS5 rest mode bug, but I think they patched that awhile back already, I never had issues putting a game into rest mode. I have had crashes a few time in the middle of my game.

    There is sort of a mid-way checkpoint where you start from the mid-way point instead of the beginning.

    The story is really intriguing though, actually its kinda crazy so far. Its all one big giant mystery and you are constantly like, wtf is going on?? Craziness. Is she (main character) crazy?? Am I crazy?? This is so crazy. Haha.

    And it's really fun, just a heightened sense of pressure because you don't want to die and start over but such elation when you accomplish something.

    I'm at the 5th area now, out of 6 areas, after playing about a week. Everything is random generated. From the map of each area, to the drops, weapons, enemy placement. RNG every single time - kinda like Diablo in that sense.

    And @g00n is right. It's pretty brutal. Expect to die. A lot. But keep going and you get better and better at it. I would probably put it above the Dark Souls/From Software Soulsborne games in terms of difficulty, but still doable. Those were fun too (thanks for recommending them @HeyMattyB !)

    I know Returnal isn't for everyone though. You have to be a glutton for punishment, which DC sports has trained me well. But, I do want to platinum trophy it and add it to the Soulsborne collection.

    Sorry to toot my own horn, but don't get much chance to do it with video games.. Feels like I accomplished becoming the world's biggest loser :laugh:

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  15. CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    Wow, that’s a lot of free time! ;)
     
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    Mass Effect: Legedary edition. Anyone played it, recommend it?

    Only exposure I've had to ME was ME: Andromeda which I totally enjoyed (I played it without all the bugs),
    but I've heard that ME 1 through 3 are even better.
     
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  17. tenken00 Oh it's going down in Chinatown

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    Mass Effect 1-3 is possibly the greatest Sci-Fi RPG I've ever played. Especially 2 was a high point for me.

    Actually, I can probably say it's my favorite Sci-Fi game period, if you are into that kind of stuff.

    I've never played Andromeda after it was pretty much universally panned. I should get around to it sometime though, most of the criticism was that it couldn't hold up to the high regard 1-3 were.

    Warning: I haven't played Legendary yet though, but ME 1 is a really dated game with a few touchups for Legendary I've read. So the quality of play is a big jump starting at 2. But the story for 1 is still great though.
     
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  18. tenken00 Oh it's going down in Chinatown

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    Pandemic was both a blessing and a curse :sarcasm:
     
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    Andromeda got slammed on release by fans and critics alike because 1) its stoyr did not live up to its predecessors and 2) it was full of bugs. Well, the bugs have all been cleared now, and while the story is nothing special, the gameplay is a blast -- the skill tree in particular is a lot of fun. If you go in it just for the gameplay you should enjoy it.

    Replaying Fallout 4 at the moment. Haven't played it in 5 years, forgot how crack-like addictive this game is.
     
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    My Garmin watchface is a Pip Boy. Keep thinking about replaying that but you know, pile of shame and all.
     
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    Also finally abandoned that Batman game. Decided to try and finish the main story line but it's 90% batmobile shit (either time trials or shooting your way out of swarms of drone tanks) and I'm not about that. Got to a section where you have to maneuver the car down into some giant 5 level fan thing and then you're chased through an obstacle course tunnel system by the AK driving some giant digger that somehow is as fast as your car, and just turned it off. Enough.

    Starting Horizon Zero Dawn. Barely into the tutorial/intro and seems interesting.
     
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    It won't let you down. Particularly if you have the complete edition, because the DLC is awesome.
     
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  23. AlexBrovechkin8 At least there was 2018.

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    The DLC is The Frozen Wilds, right? I think I read you need to get to Level 30 before you can play it -- I'm at 27 now so hopefully can get to it relatively soon.
     
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    Any of you ever use "Les Fusils Terrible" shotgun in Fallout 4? Its a legendary shotgun and it is pretty easy to acquire.

    The bonus is very nice: "Deals +25% damage/limb damage but also significantly increases recoil."

    Only problem with a shotgun is that 1) range sucks and 2) its useless in stealth, because you can't slap a silencer on it.

    I'm not sure. Tempting though, because I know where it is and its very easy to acquire.
     
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    It's been a while since I played but I remember using shotguns mostly for blasting ghouls and other close range shit. Especially taking out their legs so they can't bum rush you.

    Something with extra limb damage seems good for that.

     
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