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On 10/6/2020 at 5:59 PM, RaTcHeT302 said:

man i was bored as hell after beating the game once, like it was fun but, the management is so tedious and i just didn't enjoy running after the orange canisters like speedy gonzales, it ruined the tactical pacing the game had, and it just forced me to rush every mission like a maniac, to the point where i was not immersed at all, i was too focused on just rushing the whole game, and i felt like i had to focus too much on making my squad as optimized as possible

 

i wish someone could delete the management part, i just want a real time strategy game, where we blast aliens, i just don't care for that micromanagement crap at all

 

like xcom is an okay game and i had fun with it but i could do without 99% of the mechanics it has... (alien captures, alien bodies, everything else besides shooting aliens in their dumb mug really)

 

turn based combat still sucks balls though

 

The micromanaging gets even worse with Ironman on. I still enjoy the game, but the pacing is quite different now.

 

I lost again last night, maybe I'll start another run tonight.

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30 minutes ago, RaTcHeT302 said:

i would've just uninstalled the game since i feel like i'd rather check new stuff out instead of burning myself out on the same game

 

idk i don't understand how people can manage to replay the same game over and over again, i basically need to wait for at least 6 months to pass before i can even consider replaying a singleplayer game of all things

 

so when i read stories about people speed running the same game for 10.000 hours or, how some people have beaten the same game 6 times in a row on the hardest difficult mode, i sorta start to wonder if most people who play games are either masochists or just a bit mental

 

i mean i hope you are having fun at least, i wouldn't, i would just go play something else to be honest

 

plus i'm a huge cheater at singleplayer games, i really don't give a shit since i don't have anything to prove to anybody, and a ton of people always look at me weird when i cheat to do away with boring stuff, like i gave myself unlimited ammo in just cause 3 and i just play hudless since i just want to blow shit up for the most part

 

also i basically cheat at every single rpg game, so i become a god from lvl 1 - maybe i'm stupid but i get this huge relief knowing that i'm not insane, since so many people willingly waste 20 hours just to beat a really though section, or they just grind for what feels like an eternity, doing the same mundane shit over and over again, and i basically bypass the whole thing, with cheat engine, and people look at me weird, for just skipping this sorta crap

 

to me wasting hours of your life to get a number up just seems kinda dumb, i just want to get to the point for the most part, so games like stardew valley and state of decay end up feeling really artificial and i have no real reason to play these games, since the gameplay is all fakey fake to me

 

state of decay has a cool setting, but i just get bored out of my mind, constantly grinding for resources

why can't i have a zombie setting game, without the bullshit survival filler? it's so boring

 

i dunno my brain just tells me to turn games like these off once i notice what they are about

 

like i love the idea behind project zomboid, but man i get so bored 30 minutes into it, i don't have any real motivation beyond, survive for 5 minutes

ok you survived in the first 5 minutes? you basically beat the whole game, since that's the whole point of it, so be prepared to survive for, 50 more hours? days? when does it stop? what's my end goal? what's my motivation?

 

too many games often feel like, i've already beaten them? and i have no personal motivation to go on, so i just drop them, or if the characters just straigt up annoy me or, if nothing about the storyline is grabbing me, i just don't see the point

 

i see a lot of people who have this obsession with "backlogs" and for some reason, some people feel the need to complete every single game they own, but to me that's kinda stupid, sometimes i just buy a game and the game is what it is (mostly crap)

 

some games are just that bad, and i don't see the point in forcing myself, i'm not having fun with it anyway, but i don't refund a game unless it's literally a cash grab or, unless it's broken or just, like a dumb phone game on pc

 

idk i have a ton of playstation 2 games i've never gotten past the first level, just because they were junk

 

even when i cheated on an emulator, some of these games just plain sucked, or just felt outdated, so i don't feel too bad, i've bought plenty of bad games, but i never really cried over it, games are a luxury anyway, you just sorta have to take responsibility for this type of purchase

 

some games were sorta mediocre but, i did find ways to get some fun out of them, so it wasn't always horrible, i mean i got a ton of fun out of driver 3's free roam mode, thanks to the cheats, plus the environment were kinda immersive in a way, and i enjoyed driving around so, that was fun for a while, plus the police chases were kinda hilariously dumb most of the time, because of the car physics

 

anyway grinding for crap is why i never really got into games like monster hunter on the PSP

like the setting is cool but the combat is too janky for me and 99% of the game is just boring ass grinding

 

I'm just in the mood for playing this particular mix of strategy/turn-based stuff now. I'm not too much of a completionist, just enjoying myself. My backlog will probably remain mostly untouched now that I think about it. Too many games, too little time.

 

Regardless, I'll probably stop playing XCOM for a while if I don't win on my next save (the rng is getting just too bad for my taste right now).

 

Like TotalBiscuit used to say, games just need to be compelling for the player. If you're in the mood for a different experience (or simply don't want to deal with some mechanics), there's nothing wrong with cheating or modding your game. Make your own fun!

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On 10/1/2020 at 7:05 AM, centersolace said:

Hmm, that looks interesting, is it more of a management sim, or a puzzle game? It looks very trial and error-y.

Sorry for the late reply, this got somehow buried here.
I've played Despotism 3k for about two hours now and it's a puzzle management kinda game.
Balance the production of food energy and humans while the pressure to produce more always increases.
I find it too hard to be enjoyable. It's stressing me out even on easy mode.

There should be an option to make time pass way slower. That said, the humour is great, the is a ton of reference to classical Sci-Fi movies that are campy enough to be mildly amusing and the story, premise and visual art style of the game is pretty great to awesome.
Hope that helps.

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What is less stressful to play is Hades.
It's a  mostly meh to good roguelike with the occasional spike of woah, that was great in case you get rng that isn't a bitchI don't understand why everyone is having such a great time with it, but I hate roguelikes, rng and dying in general. And that it manages to keep me vested enough to be interested is a good sign.
The story is great and I'm a sucker for Greek mythology, so that helps, but other than that I just seem to be interested in a niche and so alienated by the mainstream that even overwhelmingly positive rated games warrant little to no positive emotional response...


Oh well, to be honest I feel far more connected to the main antagonist: Hades himself than to his son, the protagonist shown in the picture below...  
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Playing thru Batman Arkham Asylum. Not familiar with the series, but the gameplay seems good.

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Battletech with the Roguetech mod.

 

Found it because Google recommended a video from a guy whose videos I watched 5 years ago to figure out a build on Mechwarrior Online, and then it just popped up for some reason. This mod got me to buy the Battletech game, because the vanilla gameplay just didn't have enough choices for equipment and mechs in it. (and it wasn't very intuitive for the damage and combat system) Only downside is the abysmal hit chances. (have to bring double/triple the ammo you need in vanilla, and that's comparing a level 10 gunnery to a level 3 gunnery)

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On 10/11/2020 at 5:33 PM, Konrad said:

Sorry for the late reply, this got somehow buried here.
I've played Despotism 3k for about two hours now and it's a puzzle management kinda game.
Balance the production of food energy and humans while the pressure to produce more always increases.
I find it too hard to be enjoyable. It's stressing me out even on easy mode.

There should be an option to make time pass way slower. That said, the humour is great, the is a ton of reference to classical Sci-Fi movies that are campy enough to be mildly amusing and the story, premise and visual art style of the game is pretty great to awesome.
Hope that helps.

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That's unfortunate. Doesn't sound like my kind of thing.

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The last two games I played for pc are Unreal and Noita. I'm liking Unreal more than I expectd from a game that consideres mouselook a new-fangled fad: the enemies are compellingly agile, the friendly NPC's unlocking secret rooms if you manage to save them is a nice touch and surprisingly immersive, and the maps reconnect with themselves in a way that I haven't seen outside Metroidvanias or Souls-likes, although to without fixed save points it's not as useful.

Meanwhile, I'd give Noita a "Love/Hate": It's addictive, but frustrating and surprisingly repetitive for a game which simulates every pixel and has dozens of different spells, enemies and materials. It's a game made to replicate all the coolest-sounding characteristics of rouguelikes, but which in practice lacks the capacity to engage

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That's the thing! In theory you can do some crazy stuuf, but in practice you're mostly going to play a janky and juiceless 2d shooter

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On 10/27/2020 at 4:36 PM, RaTcHeT302 said:

one save only bullshit, i just hate it, it's pointless and it just makes me resent the game for wasting even more of my time

I agree wholeheartedly.

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Homeworld. Still 10/10 

"You don't get to bring friends."

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34 minutes ago, RaTcHeT302 said:

i can't get past the first level without falling asleep, i don't know the game just doesn't grab me at all, and i even had a mod to disable the difficulty rubber band, but the moment any real combat starts i just want to stop playing since i don't feel like i have any control over anything, plus everything is so tiny i don't even get to enjoy the action, i feel like i'm playing with the user interface 90% of the time, instead of just admiring the visuals

 

homeworld has to be one of the most boring series i've ever played, i just can't get into it no matter how much i try to, it just feels too meh, even the backgrounds are just, serviceable but, it all feels so sterile to me

 

plus i hate how you can screw yourself over if your army is shit, or if you don't capture enough ships or something

 

it's too tedious, it's not fun at all, it just makes me resent the game and it doesn't put me in the mood to play it at all

 

The appeal back in the day was that it was incredibly detailed, had tons of units and choices, and it carried over your choices between levels, all in an RTS.

Don't insult me. I have trained professionals to do that.

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3 hours ago, RaTcHeT302 said:

i can't get past the first level without falling asleep, i don't know the game just doesn't grab me at all, and i even had a mod to disable the difficulty rubber band, but the moment any real combat starts i just want to stop playing since i don't feel like i have any control over anything, plus everything is so tiny i don't even get to enjoy the action, i feel like i'm playing with the user interface 90% of the time, instead of just admiring the visuals

 

homeworld has to be one of the most boring series i've ever played, i just can't get into it no matter how much i try to, it just feels too meh, even the backgrounds are just, serviceable but, it all feels so sterile to me

 

plus i hate how you can screw yourself over if your army is shit, or if you don't capture enough ships or something

 

it's too tedious, it's not fun at all, it just makes me resent the game and it doesn't put me in the mood to play it at all

 

It's all about patience and planning, the two things that you seem to be allergic to

"You don't get to bring friends."

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11 minutes ago, RaTcHeT302 said:

nah

If you do things right, the combat should only be around 5-10% the length of the average mission. I think you're letting the learning curve taint your entire impression of the game. Art direction is amazing, the best there was, and perhaps it was not all by design either. The HUD and ands menus are minimalistic and the ships are a bit boxy(no doubt limited in some way by the tech of the time), but that's precisely what space is: empty and utilitarian. 

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On 10/31/2020 at 8:20 AM, Im_CIA said:

the ships are a bit boxy(no doubt limited in some way by the tech of the time)

The original models they used were such that it took the best possible gaming system of the time down to below 10FPS just to render a single fighter leaving the mothership.

 

On topic: Avorion. Quite entertaining. Voxel-based world in the vein of Freelancer and X. (but nowhere near as difficult to learn as X, and way more stuff to do than either) Unfortunately, it crashed on me while I was mining a vein of Titanium that would've provided enough material for me to get halfway through the entire game. (I was still in the tutorial map too, lol)

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Final Fantasy VIII, optimally, the only right way to play. Any other method is invalid.

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21 hours ago, RaTcHeT302 said:

mhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

 

haha clone men go VUOOOSH

 

KARATE KIKC MAN

 

i like to pretend that i'm jackie chan BRUCE LEE stuck in some bad horror movie plot

 

BRUCE LEE SOUND MOD, GET ON IT

 

WATAAHHHH

 

Directed by John Woo.

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Just finished an Ironman run on Enemy Within! Feels good. I kinda wish the game was longer, I didn't get to fully enjoy my MEC troops... I guess that's what Long War is for

 

I'll rest from XCOM for a while, not sure what to play next tho

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