In Other News.
#10610 posted by Shambler
on 2020/10/23 21:05:42
The Outer Worlds is out on Steam, with that sweet sweet egs-exclusive-paid-beta-test discount after a year.
But I'm Currently Playing....
#10611 posted by Shambler
on 2020/10/29 13:07:25
Hard Reset. Missed this one the first time around, tried the demo as above. Plays okay, looks very nice. Seems legit. £10 or £15 for the Redux revamped version.
Styx 2. Or Styx 1.01. Exactly the same gameplay, exactly the same annoying 4th wall-breaking protagonist, but with prettier backgrounds.
#10612 posted by Shambler
on 2020/12/11 16:59:26
How's my Cyberpunk 2077 dudes, dudettes, and anything in between, doing??
I've leaving it for the moment until it's patched to shittery and on sale, but....anyone having fun with it??
#10613 posted by metlslime
on 2020/12/11 20:07:16
haven't played cyberpunk yet but I am mildly interested that the dead space 1 creator/EP is working on a new sci-fi horror game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGJEcLxqTdU
Since EA doesn't seem to want to revisit the actual franchise.
#10614 posted by Shambler
on 2020/12/11 20:32:03
I saw that on Blues this morning. Only cinematic video tho? Might look anyway.
Okay Yeah That Does Look Cool.
#10615 posted by Shambler
on 2020/12/11 20:36:29
More DS welcome.
#10616 posted by metlslime
on 2020/12/11 20:44:22
yeah no actual gameplay to show us, so really it's just a fancy announcement rather than a reveal of anything.
#10617 posted by arkngt
on 2020/12/11 22:08:22
Well, Cyberpunk 2077 is pretty much unplayable for me. I hoped I'd get around 30 FPS if I lowered settings, but I get around 20 FPS rather and there's not much I can do about it either. Apart from the fact that I can hardly play it at all, I didn't like the long intro section at all, which is more like a film than a game.
Guess I'll let it collect dust until I buy a new PC.
Something A Bit Different:
#10618 posted by Shambler
on 2020/12/12 11:05:36
Hellpoint Demo with commentary and derping. Abstract dark sci-fi soulslike. Could be of interest....
New Dead Space-ish
#10619 posted by kaffikopp
on 2020/12/12 11:19:26
Could be interesting, although apparently it's set in the PUBG universe? Not sure how that's going to work out.
#10620 posted by JoyFreak
on 2020/12/13 18:02:17
I'm literally looking forward to Crimson Desert on PC
#10621 posted by Shambler
on 2020/12/16 09:29:09
#10622 posted by Shambler
on 2020/12/16 09:37:57
trailer shows no crimson, no desert, and gameplay starts a bit late. And camera looks pretty janky. But could be cool....
#10623 posted by Kinn
on 2020/12/16 13:16:51
Crimson Desert looked great until the cartoon green orc mens turned up :(
#10624 posted by Drew
on 2020/12/16 19:41:11
I'd be more than willing to overlook the green men based on the rest.
#10625 posted by Shambler
on 2020/12/16 19:46:56
I didn't see any cartoon green orc mens??
I did see some truly appalling motion blur and almost equally bad sparking lighting effects in combat tho.
#10626 posted by metlslime
on 2021/10/29 00:56:16
I've been playing this puzzle platformer that just recently came out, it's pretty cool. It's got vibes similar to VVVVVV. It took me about 2.5 hours to get to the ending, but there are still some secret items to collect which I haven't found yet. So maybe that's another hour of gameplay?
#10627 posted by metlslime
on 2022/10/17 18:17:28
So Scorn just came out. I didn't get great impressions from the previous gameplay videos, but I am a sucker for the Giger/Beksinski aesthetic and they seem to be hitting that. I might give it a try.
Anybody played it yet?
I've given it a few hours and stopped early in Act III. It's really stunning visually and the sound design is just as detailed.
The gameplay is mostly puzzle solving and exploration. I have a pretty strong stomach but there are some truly disgusting moments in the game. At one point early on I actually got nauseous.
The combat is very simplistic and unforgiving. I've only fought two monsters though and only have the first weapon. The controls are very stiff. I think that's my biggest complaint. It's really bad but the ambience of the world is so distracting you kind of forget about it.
It's pretty short from what I hear so might want to try it on Xbox Gamepass if you are on that service. Or wait for it to go on sale.
#10629 posted by Poorchop
on 2022/10/23 05:52:48
I came here wondering if people would be discussing Scorn. I haven't played it myself but I watched a little game play. I have heard nothing but bad things about it but I am intrigued. The atmosphere and the visuals are amazing. I have been listening to the soundtrack for the past week and for the most part, it is just as mesmerizing as the art direction.
The combat looks terrible and it seems like it was tacked on because the atmosphere that they tried to create necessitated having a threat to the player. However, that might be a bit bold of a statement considering that I haven't seen too much yet.
I have never particularly wanted to play a game solely for the atmosphere but this one is an exception. I hope to get around to it some day. I suspect that I will enjoy it more than most since I am aware that I should expect bad combat.
I hear H.R. Giger's name tossed around a lot but I wonder why nobody mentions Zdzisław Beksiński. It seems like his artwork had a clear influence over the designers, and this is the first game that I've seen that tries to incorporate elements of his style into the environment.
It's Visually Stunning But
It's very puzzle oriented. Combat is unforgiving. Mostly Giger but plenty of other visual references throughout and yes Beksiński is represented. I stopped playing as I have other games that are higher on my list right now.
#10631 posted by oglerau
on 2022/10/29 17:38:49
I think this is part of getting old, but I just can't play any new games. They all feel like mediocre attempts at movie-making, completely misusing the interactivity available to them. Cutscene here, press buttons in sequence, cutscene there, press different buttons in different sequence.
Got a PS5 recently and been playing the Plus Catalog. Everything sucks. The games are simply not fun, they are just tech demos. Death Stranding is a joke. Horizon, The Surge, Days Gone, Uncharted, all repetitive and boring. Demon's Souls was the only title that had some fun in it, but quickly weared out.
Back to PC, spin up Q1 or Q3 and it's just pickup, have fun.
It Will Be Realised Someday
#10633 posted by CV
on 2022/12/29 21:41:55
#10634 posted by [Kona]
on 2023/01/06 23:35:53
So there's no developer or anything yet, just McGee's drawings.
"Each new concept image can cost between $750 and $1200 depending on the style, complexity of the image, and artist in question."
1 concept picture = $1200? Crikey.
Anyway, yes here's hoping, but could be years away. I was never really into the puzzles in these games and it looks like this will be mostly puzzles/exploration, only 20% combat, but the art was always good for it's time. A new Alice game to current standards could look amazing.