WeekDAY Gaming (03.12.18) - What are YOU still playing?

Purple Santa

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Not sure about anyone else, but I certainly need that arrow pointing me in the direction where to go this morning thing. But away we go. Somewhere. Anywhere. Where ever you go, enjoy your week everyone!

What are YOU still playing?
 

Young Al Capone

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#3
Playing what game shall I start and get bored with by the end of the tutorial still this week.

Played a bunch of Splatoon 2 over the weekend, and really enjoyed my time there.

Also tried Titan Souls one more time, and that game is just so frustrating and I really want to like it but I don't. All they really would need to do is fix the respawns, but as is I spent more time walking from the respawn to the boss chamber as I did fighting and it sucked. Imagine if every death in Super Meat Boy was followed by a short focus on your dead character (probably 1 to 3 seconds) then a nice little walk from the center of the area you are in to your boss battle(probably not even a minute). Deaths are not quite as frequent here but still way too common to make the player do that fucking walk a shame every time.

Also, Dunkey here articulates my issues with Assassin's Creed better than I ever could. And still I want to check out Oranges...
 

Young Al Capone

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#5
Dark Souls 2 finished me.

I have had crazy ADD and impatience with pretty much everything lately. I am going to get back to it, and soon, but I guess I am not ready to play it just yet.
 

MagGnome

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#8
Well, I'm tired this morning. Stupid clock changes.
Ah yes, that's why I slept an hour later than usual this morning.

I have a meeting with the boss and supervisor on Wednesday, during which time my raise for the upcoming season will be discussed. Wish me luck! I plan on asking for a fairly big raise, so we'll see how that goes.

On the gaming front this week:

Splatoon 2 - I plan on putting at least a few hours into multiplayer this week. I hit level 8 over the weekend and finished first in almost every match I played, so that was a nice feeling. I may go back and restart the single player campaign as well in anticipation of the upcoming expansion.

All Walls Must Fall - I've ignored this for the past week or so. Having only finished the first level there is plenty left to go, so I'm hoping to sneak in at least 2-3 more missions.

Golf Story - Another one I've been ignoring but plan on getting back into.

Age of Wonders 3 - Still need to finish that second mission.

Miscellaneous - There are several other games I may dabble in during the week, such as Dream Daddy. I may borrow Mario + Rabbids from the boyfriend's roommate on Wednesday. I may also cave and pick up Subnautica, although I'm trying to keep new purchases to a minimum. Maybe I'll finally start up Metroid: Samus Returns? All I know for sure is that I spent far too much time this past weekend reading comments on gaming sites, and I certainly don't need to do any more of that. :oops:

(COG excepted, of course)
 

Gorvi

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#9
It wasn't a bad weekend, I got a few things done around the house and the kids and I had a good time. I will say, I learned the, now in retrospect very obvious, lesson to not start a plumbing project at 5 PM on a Sunday. I went to change the plunger plug on my bathroom sink and when I went to screw the pop up back in the threading was so bad it wouldn't stay in. So that meant a trip to the hardware store with the kids and way more work than it should have been. Bleh. Oh well, at least it was done.

As for games, I played a ton of Ys VIII over the weekend and plan to continue as the week goes on. I'm about 40 hours in and just over 70% complete with the map, so I'm getting there. This is one of those games that could go on forever as far as I'm concerned, I'm loving it.

I didn't play any Monster Hunter World over the weekend and that needs to change. I did get in some Final Fantasy XIV and finally cleared the main scenario content from the most recent patch. I still have a ton to do, and I'm considering going back to Warrior, but for now Bard is still the main.
 

rein

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#10
Subnautica. I finally took the Cyclops out for a spin. I also discovered I hate the PRAWN suit. I have the grappling arm to aid in traversing cliffs but it sucks to use. I am guessing it is the only way to harvest large nodes of materials.

I made my first trip to the Lost River in the Seamoth. I'm also guessing I need the PRAWN suit down there. That is going to be fun.

I also found an egg for a certain fish. He is cute.
 
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#11
I loaded up the most recent version of Oxygen Not Included and spent all weekend playing that. It wasn't my plan when I started the weekend, but I saw that they had made a bunch of updates since I last played during the initial alpha release. Klei just has a knack for making really interesting games.

Not sure what I'll play this week. Still want to get back to FFXV and put some time into Fallout 4, but I'll probably end up playing Mirror's Edge or something else completely unexpected.
 
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Subnautica. I finally took the Cyclops out for a spin. I also discovered I hate the PRAWN suit. I have the grappling arm to aid in traversing cliffs but it sucks to use. I am guessing it is the only way to harvest large nodes of materials.

I made my first trip to the Lost River in the Seamoth. I'm also guessing I need the PRAWN suit down there. That is going to be fun.

I also found an egg for a certain fish. He is cute.
Make sure you get the booster upgrade for the Prawn suit. There are places where you'll need the grappling arm, but I'm with you on hating it. With the booster upgrade you can jump for a longer time and that will get you to over 90% of the areas in my experience.
 

Gorvi

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#13
Well, I had to order a few things off Amazon and saw that Agents of Mayhem was an add-on item for $7.88. Eh, why the hell not? I know it got some positive sentiment from a couple of people on here, I'll bite.
 
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#14
Playing Kingdom Come: Deliverance (backed it on kickstarter years ago) and man that game is janky. Don't like the combat system really, and some of the other systems feel like they are trying to reinvent the wheel.
Gotta savescum back about an hour and do some leveling to beat the first boss, Runt.
Also gotta try to get back into monster Hunter, kinda dropped it after I finally beat Pink Rathian, only to get stomped by Nergigante
 

Ravenlock

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Well, I had to order a few things off Amazon and saw that Agents of Mayhem was an add-on item for $7.88. Eh, why the hell not? I know it got some positive sentiment from a couple of people on here, I'll bite.
I'll be interested to hear what you think. I understand why it didn't review well, but I think that if you go in with a focus on the mechanics, those mechanics are actually pretty cool. (Credit again to Tom Chick for the review that I think best summarizes what's good about the game.)
 

Gorvi

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I'll be interested to hear what you think. I understand why it didn't review well, but I think that if you go in with a focus on the mechanics, those mechanics are actually pretty cool. (Credit again to Tom Chick for the review that I think best summarizes what's good about the game.)
I feel like a lot of the negative reviews boiled down to "It's not Saints Row 5", and while I can understand that being disappointing it still looks like a fun arcadey dumb shooter. Really, there's nothing wrong with that.
 
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I feel like a lot of the negative reviews boiled down to "It's not Saints Row 5", and while I can understand that being disappointing it still looks like a fun arcadey dumb shooter. Really, there's nothing wrong with that.
I can also see where not being saints row 5 can be good, too.
I still haven't finished 4. Didn't like it at all when I absolutely adored 3.
I imagine I'll eventually get to AoM, but there's along list of games I want to get to before I do.
 

Wolvie

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Playing Kingdom Come: Deliverance (backed it on kickstarter years ago) and man that game is janky. Don't like the combat system really, and some of the other systems feel like they are trying to reinvent the wheel.
Gotta savescum back about an hour and do some leveling to beat the first boss, Runt.
Also gotta try to get back into monster Hunter, kinda dropped it after I finally beat Pink Rathian, only to get stomped by Nergigante

The game takes some getting used to. One protip I can give is this: Henry needs to train to git gud. And I mean A LOT of training! Like every chance you can get, every day if you can hardcore training. Sir Robard is your friend, find him and work on as many skills as you can.

Henry is like you or me at the start, only dumber because he can't read. You have to find ways to teach him how to be good at everything.

Basically you gotta put in the work to get the results. It's kinda like working out at the gym.
 
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Day one of vacation was nice. It's March Break so I'm off and basically being a chauffeur for the week. My daughter is going to an improv day camp at the comedy club and absolutely loved her first day, so that's a good sign. My son just slept the day away and played some boardgames with me and was actually quite pleasant, so that was a delightful change from the usual surliness.

This week will likely see me playing:

AC: Oranges (PS4) - I'm close to taking down the Lizard but I keep getting distracted by a bunch of sidequests in Giza and surrounding areas. Focus, Spig... focus.

Ace Attorney: Spirit Of Justice (3DS) - Really interested to see how all of the various threads through the game get tied up in this final case.

Skyrim (Switch) - I still haven't gotten used to the fact that I can play SKYRIM while sitting at the mechanics getting my oil changed. So weird.

Subnautica (PC) - I've scouted out Gun Island, so now I'm going to have to find the schematics for the PRAWN suit and some Magnetite. Sigh.

I'm also getting some new boardgames this week to be ready for my birthday boardgame bash this Saturday. I've ordered Fugitive from the designer, so that likely won't arrive until April knowing how dumb customs is. I'm hoping to get The Fox In The Forest later this week and I picked up Magic Maze today, which is absolutely amazing. Hopefully we'll get in our March game of Pandemic Legacy S1 this week too.

A lot of times I get a new boardgame and it looks neat but I end up putting it on the shelf and not getting around to playing it until months later. I've already played 4-5 games of Magic Maze, if not more, today. It helps that it's a really short game to play (3 minutes if you're not careful) and can be played solo if you want to get a feel for the mechanics. There are a lot of rules that stack as you get more comfortable with it, but so far we've just tried the first two variations. I'l get into why I'm so smitten with this game but I'll spoil it for those of you not wanting to be drowned in boardgame ephemera. Suffice it to say, it's one of those games that is as brilliant as it is infuriating and whether you win or lose, you're going to be having a blast even when you're pulling your hair out as the sands slip through the hourglass.

Magic Maze is a co-op game that has you playing as a group of adventurers who lost their weapons and are now trying to get through a magical mall (complete with escalators and everything) to steal new weapons and then escape the mall.

The twist is that rather than each player playing as a specific adventurer, everyone can move any of the 4 adventurers whenever they want. However, each player only has a few different actions that they (and they alone) can perform, so everyone needs to be paying attention to what is going on so that they can use their particular skills when needed.

Did I mention that this is a game played in real time against a 3 minute hourglass? Yup. Oh, and you can't speak or point or do anything but glare infuriatingly at your friends while they stare off into the distance rather than MOVE THE BARBARIAN UP THE ESCALATOR PLEASE AND THANK YOU!

The only way to communicate is to put the giant red "DO SOMETHING!" pawn in front of your friend and hope that breaks them out of their fugue state. Or, if you're like us, you start hammering the bloody thing and staring daggers at your kids/sister/brother while they get mad because YOU aren't doing the thing they want you to do!

It's great and chaotic and once the game is over and everyone can talk, you're all just laughing and yelling at each other for how stupid you all are. I love it.
 

Dav Slinker

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The only other guy so far at this temporary dorm is... A challenge. And a hassle. He seems to have decided to latch onto me for some reason. I'm sure he's a nice guy but he's pretty irritating, so I often have to go have some alone time.

One of my soothing mechanisms is to keep a list of all the things he either A) says, braggadociously, or B) does without saying anything. I feel I need to share this list to get it off my chest.

Positive statements in the following list have been made by him, and are unverified, assumed to be false.

Negative statements are what I have observed first-hand.


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This man:

Is able to see the differences in temperature between objects thrift the vibrations in the air. Like the distortion around a fire, but applied to many more things than an average person.

Practices a type of Judaism which he has discerned through study of historical texts is the most accurate ( which is to say polytheistic)

He is skilled enough in kendo to be Deflecting 7th level black belts despite being graded much lower himself. He offers no reason for this disparity.

Can write a 60 page historical essay in about six hours

Has super defined upper arm muscles from kendo (I've seen his arms, he does not).

He has Very defined white stains around his hoodie wrist cuffs - I will not ask.

Has a few thousand in cash here and like ten thousand more back home he can draw on, parents bought plane ticket and night at airport Hilton for him, as well as buying him a new gaming laptop (this wouldn't bother me so much as having money isn't a character flaw, but he keeps bringing it up).

Has brought several additional hard drives with him full of historical texts, games, as well as terabytes of anime and porn.

He Wore same shirt three days in a row.

Has a subscription to fakku (I didn't ask for this info)

He was on soccer and baseball teams simultaneously, high scoring on both

Brags about being a huge japanophile, which I guess is somehow unique even among expats?

Dog hair covering every item of clothing he owns, despite our access to washer and dryer.

Apparently has a big dick (also didn't ask for this info)

The MASTER of gas stoves

Apparently incapable of talking quietly. This is really irritating because at the store and it in public you can SEE the disapproving stares from the nationals.

If you're trying to do something, or figure out the buttons on a household item, he will walk RIGHT in front of you to get a look for himself.

Often mentions how jealous his friends are of him being in Japan

Is happy to instruct you in length on the intricacies of modern professional wrestling culture, even and especially when you didn't ask

Yells things to you from the bathroom (I don't know what, I was desperately trying to not hear)

Has about a 50% shot to properly put together a sentence. Seriously, he opens his mouth and it's a gangbang of adverbs and conjunctions flying out.

I can make it about five steps out of my room before he also leaves his. At the very least it's iffy timing. At the most he's imprinted onto me as his mother.

Has been sick and coughing for as long as I've known him. This isn't his fault, but it's still irritating.

Update: four days on same shirt

He could go crash with his old kendo sensei, who happens to be the head of training for the Tokyo Metropolitan police team

Keeps saying he wants to go somewhere during down time, but apparently won't go alone.

Is convinced his self-study of Japanese history and experience in Kendo club make him the ideal pick for the more choice postings the company has.

Is apparently a certified IT professional, yet is having issues getting his external hard drive to work and is afraid of Linux.
(This one is apparently not fair to hold against him)

Loves to mimic kendo movements while walking and talking about kendo. This happens often.

Has an asshole voice (again, this is not his fault, but it's true).

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This list is continually evolving as time goes on.

God help me.
 
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Mot Wakorb

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Is apparently a certified IT professional, yet is having issues getting his external hard drive to work and is afraid of Linux.
While I'm assuming he's not... in his defense, I know many skilled admins that couldn't work their way out of a wet-paper bag if it was just labeled Linux. The hard drive thing, that's just stupid or a bad drive.
 

jpublic

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Agreed, a lot of IT professionals who are leaders in their field haven't touched Linux a day in their life. I'm a storage/VM/backup specialist, and I only really know enough to do my job.
 

Dav Slinker

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Now the dude's seeming pretty awesome!


In honesty, the picture you paint of him makes me sad for the guy.
I'm sad for him, too. I think the just has some self-esteem issues so he bigs himself up a bit. After getting the list off my chestI hub with hima bit more and watched Netflix. Only had to get on him once to get out of the kitchen while I was cooking because he was blocking my prep.
 

Young Al Capone

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I always feel bad for people like that. They are so obnoxious and yet so pitiful, you want to be nice but you also want them to just go away and that isn't very nice.

That said I don't like people in general, so it is very typical that I want people to go away. I often wonder how many people feel that way about me.

Edit; I realize that this comment doesn't exactly reflect super good on me. I am leaving it and owning it, as a reminder to myself (and all of you) what an ass I can be.
 
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TheKeck

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I'm sad for him, too. I think the just has some self-esteem issues so he bigs himself up a bit. After getting the list off my chestI hub with hima bit more and watched Netflix. Only had to get on him once to get out of the kitchen while I was cooking because he was blocking my prep.
chestl hub with hima is my favorite. ;)

Hopefully once it's more than just the two of you at this place (is that a thing that's going to happen?) things will be less awkward.

I'm assuming "chest I hung with him a".
 

MagGnome

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The only other guy so far at this temporary dorm is... A challenge. And a hassle. He seems to have decided to latch onto me for some reason. I'm sure he's a nice guy but he's pretty irritating, so I often have to go have some alone time.
I've met many guys like them over the years and avoid them like the plague. Basically your stereotypical super awkward nerd with terrible social skills. Granted most nerds (myself included) are socially awkward to some degree, but the ones on the extreme end are really hard to be around.
 

MagGnome

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#37
I may pick up Magic Maze as well. It sounds fun.

So I've come to the conclusion that while Golf Story is fun, it is also buggy and very frustrating at times.
 
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I may pick up Magic Maze as well. It sounds fun.

So I've come to the conclusion that while Golf Story is fun, it is also buggy and very frustrating at times.
I don't recall having any bugs when playing Golf Story. A few times when I had forgotten about a particular skill/command that was needed that I hadn't used since the initial hours of the game. That was frustrating.
 

MagGnome

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I don't recall having any bugs when playing Golf Story. A few times when I had forgotten about a particular skill/command that was needed that I hadn't used since the initial hours of the game. That was frustrating.
There are definitely bugs in the game, unfortunately. For example, I'm currently on the Cheekybeak Peak course, and there's a mission where you are tasked with hitting a golf ball near each of the five colors of cheekybeaks (birds) - blue, orange, purple, red, and green. The first time I failed the mission because I suck. The second time, I hit them all, but the purple one didn't count for some reason, despite playing the animation of the bird grabbing the ball, nor did it count the third time. The fourth time it finally worked. Clearly some sort of bug with the purple bird. There was also a bug on the second course where every time I failed a particular mission the game would revert to the title screen.

I've also run into what you described, which is indeed annoying but a minor quibble overall. Some of the game systems and controls do seem inconsistent to me, but maybe that part is all on me, who knows.
 
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