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So with the film and music threads still going and being discussed... why don't we get some discussion going on something on topic to the board? What other games are you playing now?
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Cockend. 
 
Black Ops 1 Zombies, Shi No Numa Map Solo 
round/wave 31 reached 
Jaromir Once More And Ur Marked As Spam. 
Srsly bro. 
Chthulu So Far. 
CustomShambler: pretty much a walking / talking / looking at objects sim
CustomShambler: but very nice style atmosphere sounds etc
CustomShambler: i.....know fuck all about lovecrafty / chthulu except "interdimensional stuff" and "tentacles"
CustomShambler: yeah it's pretty creepy in places
CustomShambler: not too much
CustomShambler: main thing is: not much actual gameplay, and currently very pricey for something relatively simple
CustomShambler: but the vibes are good
CustomShambler: cool
CustomShambler: yeah
CustomShambler: that's why i got it
CustomShambler: seemed like a nice gameworld to explore
CustomShambler: plus good mystery story 
Also. 
Not Enough Biscuit Throwing 
2/10 would not bang 
UT3 Record 
https://postimg.cc/xqBK23DH would any of you do more frags (with the given time/difficulty/number of bots)? 
Destiny 2 For Free 
At Battle.net, available until 18th.

If you haven't bought it yet, maybe give it a try? 
Outcast Second Contact For Free 
at
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/outcast-second-contact

This offer ends on November 24 at 10 a.m. Pacific time. 
The Guys Of Ttlg Just Released 
The Dark Project 20th Anniversary Contest

http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=149369 
Blood Remaster Announced 
Atari, in partnership with Nightdive Studios, has announced a remaster of the 1997-released horror first-person shooter Blood for PC.

https://gematsu.com/2018/12/horror-first-person-shooter-blood-remaster-announced-for-pc

"It really only needs minor updates" seems like a positive statement in this context. We'll see how it turns out. 
John Romero's Doom Project 
Announcement: https://twitter.com/romero/status/1072118656111386625

More info here:
https://www.romerogames.ie/sigil/

Summary: SIGIL is a free episode-length wad for Doom including nine deathmatch levels that is to be released in mid-February 2019. There will also be a "limited edition fan box" with extra goodies you can buy. 
Welp I Just Spunked I Guess 
 
Dat Box Tho... 
uuunnnggggghhhh

By the way, some time ago, my mother threw away ALL of my massive horde of pristine 90s FPS game cardboard boxes that had been lovingly left preserved in my childhood bedroom. 
 
Here is a SIGIL gameplay trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VibM9vCguc 
Moved. 
A Small Scripted American Mc Gee Alice Map [EDIT]
Posted by Yannoche on 2018/12/28 00:47:12
Hey there,
I redid a walkthrough for a small Alice map:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-uJeuJDf7k&t=1s

Feel free to download it here:
https://sites.google.com/site/yannhennequin/zprelude.pk3

(note: I remember a cool Alice icon on func, but failed to use it :)) 
Far Cry 6: Neon Edition 
Woof 
 
God Of War 
(since there's no console thread)

I'm about 8 hours in. I've heard nothing but 9.5/10 reviews. I'm not blown away.... am I really the only one? Or does it get better?

On the upside, it looks really pretty a lot of the time for sure. The art is technically executed well, I can see a lot of experienced artists worked hard on it. The art direction isn't particularly original, though I do like the Nordic theme.

Although the environments are visually quite rich and detailed, when you get up close you find that almost nothing is interactive... it's one of the most on-rails, invisible-wall packed open-world games I've ever played.

The gameplay is essentially clearing enemies out of a series of rooms and arenas. This is interspersed by some decent dialogue between Kratos and his son Atreus, and "puzzle" sections so boring you will be crying blood tears by the hundredth time you throw your axe to make a door stay up so you can go over here and press a button so Atreus can go over there, FUCK!

Don't make me say "ludo-narrative" dissonance like a part time Rock Paper Shotgun writer... but at some point you have to question a world where you are literally throwing boulders the size of houses, and jumping ravines in one cutscene, and then in the next gameplay section you spend 10 minutes getting a platform to come down so you can ascend a 4 metre wall.

I am ready to be told i'm wrong / being hyper-critical about this, but is the combat all that good either...? It's solid feeling, but once I run out of my fun special attacks, the rest of every fight is a repetitive "throw axe" then "shoot arrow" then "spam light attack" sequence that never ends. And why is the camera so close to him!?!

Combine that with some truly shite RPG elements... hundreds of random enchantments and minor upgrades to gear you'll have to manage in a menu system designed by sadists. I'm 8 hours in and there's no exciting gear! Improve my vitality by 1% or improve my cooldown rate by 2%? wow what a time to be alive.

The father/son dynamic critics are wanking each other off over is fine. Everyone should chill out a bit though. Yes it could be considered "subtle" for a God of War game, but I wonder if that's a good thing.

I feel like they decided this was a AAA game, and in 2018 that means you can't just have a Davil May Cry style action game... you have to give it a serious tone, need to have AAA graphics and therefore 30fps framerates. It has to be "open-world". For me, nothing it does (apart from maybe its ability to render large pretty environments) is really outstanding, and it feels empty and less than the sum of it's parts.

What did the fellow grumpy twats here think of it? I'm hoping to be told it gets really awesome in hour 10... 
BOY! 
Sorry dude didn't play it. Watched Cohh play some, looked alright for that style of things. 
Btw. Killpixel -Re: #10429 
Some Bal-grade trademark of soon...

GG, a nice surprise for sure! Stuff looks cool so far. 
Thanks Negke! 
 
SIGIL Update 
Packaging for the boxed edition is imminent, says Romero. There are pictures in the Twitter thread. You can see a floppy disk in the box :)

https://twitter.com/romero/status/1128425724895952896

There's no definite time for the release yet, but it should be soon. I wanted to post a heads up for those not following closely. 
Rage 2 
Anyone playing Rage 2? I was initially very unimpressed by it; disliked the intro, disliked the world, disliked the driving. But I have to say that id (as I understand it, they are behind the combat, weapons, abilities etc) nailed the actual gameplay.

I thought it would be Doom 2016 in an open world and in a way it of course is, but they have somehow managed to reinvent the fps once again, creating a unique gameplay. So in short, as much as I dislike almost everything in the game, I just can't stop playing it as the combat is so fun. 
Blamit On Blondie 
er, boldie, theemee 
No JR - No JC - No SP 
no id nor dQ 
Vintage 
Really impressed of some old addon Doom levels like "Dantes's Gate" from John W. Anderson.
It might be the game is a bit outdated, but the maps are very well construckted and oversize the original Doom levels. 
So. 
Rage 2 vs A Plague Tale. Discuss. 
Your Face Vs Your Ass 
HTH 
Raging On Rage 2 
A Plague Tale has beautiful art direction, stunning environments and character models.

Rage look like it was designed by a team of permafries that couldn't lay off the wacky tobaccy.

A Plague Tale has unique gameplay mechanics and story driven experience.

Rage is a ripoff of Doom 2016. Which in turn is an updated ripoff of itself.

THE WINNER IS:

... Raptor: Call of the Shadows!
Seriously this game rocks. 
I Call Bullshit. 
Rage2 is a rip-off of Far Cry meets Mad Max. Doom4 was pretty much it's own thing even as a reboot.

I am far more tempted by Plague Tale, despite the Vondur seal of approval on Rage 2.

It all goes back to focus and purpose. 
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