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Old 10-09-2017, 06:51 AM
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Hell Yeah!
Seems like a fun game, but I wouldn't know, because sometimes the controls work (sort of), but most of the time they don't. Not sure if this is me-centric (since this isn't the first game to have this issue), but for now, it's going in the Nope pile.
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Old 10-15-2017, 06:09 AM
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Looks like I'm down to 15 games unplayed, not including ports/remasters of older games that got re-issued.

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Decided to jump into the remaster of BioShock, because none of the games left on my backlog are appealing to me right now. Also they added achievements, and so my compulsive desire to fill bars as been inflamed.
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:16 AM
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Apparently BioShock Remastered has crafting?

Is that new? I think that's new. I don't remember that from the first time around.
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Apparently BioShock Remastered has crafting?

Is that new? I think that's new. I don't remember that from the first time around.
Sounds new to me too. Interesting.
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:24 AM
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Fighting the end boss on Survival difficulty?

Can't say I recommend it.
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Old 12-16-2017, 11:58 PM
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BioShock Remastered
I mean, it's the same fuckin' game as the last go-around, except with better textures and also there's Achievements now. Maybe added crafting, I dunno. I liked that the Little Sisters didn't look like gremlins anymore, but this run-through didn't shed any new light on anything really, other than maybe a bit more thought about Sander Cohen and Fort Frolic (link).

It's still System Shock 2 with a different art palette (plus a BD/LS dynamic) and most of the accents were not that great. I realize I'm in the minority on this one, but I'm not a huge fan of the game (and never have been, look it up) and playing the Remaster didn't change that.

I suppose I should segue into playing the remaster of BioShock 2 (my uncontested favorite of the trilogy), but I did a replay of the original about a year ago, so it's still pretty fresh in my mind. The Remaster doesn't really add much to the equation, so it'll be on hold for a while.
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:43 AM
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So it's been three years, which was the cut-off point of the last thread. I don't think I'm going to do that this time around, since there's a third of the pages used, and I'm not powering through games like I did in the previous iteration. Seems self-aggrandizing (if I'm using that correctly) to do so. I will however, post some stats related to where I'm at currently in case anyone's interested.

Total Games: 206
Games Played, but Unfinished: 40
Games Unplayed: 17

8% Unplayed I think is pretty good (but also not good), all things considered, and the 40 or so that are Unfinished will more than likely stay that way because that includes games I didn't like for whatever reason. And life is too short to play bad games. Probably.
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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
DO WHAT YOU WANT 'CAUSE A PIRATE IS FREE.


I never got into the Assassin's Creed games for one reason or another, but Ubisoft put this one up for free on Uplay, and I love some free pirate booty.

This game is fuckin' fun as hell. It's less "holy shit a war between Assassins and Templars" and more "holy shit this dude is a badass pirate and fell ass-backwards into being an Assassin." Yes, there is a story there, but for the most part it's Edward Kenway being a pirate and doing piratey things like raiding ships, blowing up forts, and getting his men to sing sea shanties while they sail all over the Caribbean. It's a collect-athon, like most/all Ubisoft games are, but when I get to use a goddamned pirate ship to get there, that takes a bit of the sting out of it. Also, the ship is customizable, you can raise your own fleet, and even go harpooning for very large sea creatures if you're so inclined.

And while I don't have much to say about the story at this point, that's more because I have not gotten very far into it (I think), and can't really vouch for that. What I have played has been enjoyable, especially since parts of it are historically accurate (like the hurricane you have to sail through in the beginning) as well as the cast of characters you get to interact with like Blackbeard and Benjamin Hornigold. I get the feeling that Edward's pirate antics are going to come to a head in the late-game though, based on the fact that people are starting to call him on his bullshit re: Being an Assassin, and the fact that one of the plot threads is a "we need to kill all the pirates" kind of thing by the governments (The British and Spanish Monarchies) in power.

So yeah, unless this game totally shits the bed at the end, I'm gonna go ahead and say everyone should pick this one up.
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Not even going to spoiler tag this, because it'd have to be almost the whole thing. Probably. So consider this your warning, if you care about that sort of thing.


Spec Ops: The Line
This is a short game. ~7 hours for the entire story (as well as playing through the multiple endings) and grabbing all the collectibles. Gameplay is kind of crappy, and the AI is... well, just bump it down to the lowest difficulty (unless you need those cheevos) and go ham. It's a generic third-person shooter with regenerating health and kind of a shortage of ammo. Well, right up until it isn't, I suppose.

And it isn't... well, there's breadcrumbs along the way that you can miss, but the hammer doesn't really come out until the end, which is where it decidedly drops on your face. It's a nice hammer, really high quality wood handle, and just a block of the nicest heavy alloy you can get.

I liked the way they handled said hammer drop as well, unfortunately the gameplay is just that atrocious. Like, there was a scene early on where you have to use White Phosphorus and the fallout of that scene is supposed to be horrific (because that stuff is straight up horrific) and all I could feel was relieved that I didn't have to be engaged in a gun battle anymore. This is not the way to do things.

I liked the ending though, because while it is decidedly not a happy ending, (and there are multiple endings, so choose your own adventure!) it fits the tone of the game and feels earned instead of say, a Deus Ex Machina out of nowhere. I'd recommend the game, but maybe put aside some time to sit and think about it afterwards.
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