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 WarbossDakka wrote:
Destiny 2 at the moment, struggling to keep up with others with the pace they're leveling up at.

I was thinking about getting D2 once it goes on sale, but haven't made up my mind. How's the PvE and are their any endgame raids in the game yet? It looks fairly solid otherwise but those are the things I have conflicting info on.

I overuse ellipses constantly in my posts. Apologies in advance, unless you already read my post. In that case regular apologies instead.
 
   
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 gnome_idea_what wrote:
 WarbossDakka wrote:
Destiny 2 at the moment, struggling to keep up with others with the pace they're leveling up at.

I was thinking about getting D2 once it goes on sale, but haven't made up my mind. How's the PvE and are their any endgame raids in the game yet? It looks fairly solid otherwise but those are the things I have conflicting info on.

There's a plethora of PvE things to do and the first raid opens tomorrow.

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MIx of Total Warhammer and Tyranny (the new Bastard's Wound DLC)

Something of practice (for TWII) and armies that I didn't win the game with for the former. That has been fun.

BW for Tyranny was severely disappointing (and overpriced for such a tiny DLC), which was irritating, since I actually liked most of the base game (up til Act 3) Instead of dealing with the huge unexplored areas and unresolved issues of the base game and expanding out the lore and setting, it digs a new hole that doesn't go anywhere. Just retreads more of the (fairly boring) dungeons crawls in the original game (and has a similar abrupt and unanswered ending).

Adds a couple companion quests (for only half the companions), but they feel really brief and end on uncertain and unsatisfactory notes.

The sad thing is, this shouldn't be surprising. Obsidian is really bad at endings, I can't think of one of their games that didn't have a rushed and unsatisfactory ending.

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Yeah, that DLC was frustratingly sparse.

I let the Beastwoman run the joint after clearing out the boring dungeon and that was it. I don't even think there was a big reward or anything.

Tyranny has flashes of greatness, but it never delivered for me.

"Sometimes the only victory possible is to keep your opponent from winning." - The Emperor, from The Outcast Dead.
"Tell your gods we are coming for them, and that their realms will burn as ours did." -Thostos Bladestorm
 
   
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 ScootyPuffJunior wrote:
 gnome_idea_what wrote:
 WarbossDakka wrote:
Destiny 2 at the moment, struggling to keep up with others with the pace they're leveling up at.

I was thinking about getting D2 once it goes on sale, but haven't made up my mind. How's the PvE and are their any endgame raids in the game yet? It looks fairly solid otherwise but those are the things I have conflicting info on.

There's a plethora of PvE things to do and the first raid opens tomorrow.

Sweet! Thanks for the info.

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 nels1031 wrote:
Yeah, that DLC was frustratingly sparse.

I let the Beastwoman run the joint after clearing out the boring dungeon and that was it. I don't even think there was a big reward or anything.

Tyranny has flashes of greatness, but it never delivered for me.

That's what annoys me. I thought acts I and II were rather good, with lots of choices, dilemmas, and even different world states depending on your choices in the prologue. Then it just... collapses into boss fights.
I even thought they improved the combat system from Pillars a bit (using the skills rather than level based with a few modifiers 'accuracy' and 'defense' made the mechanics work a bit better, with a greater sense of player control)


But yeah, that's about what I did. A few yawn worthy fights (some of which were a bit overtuned for random trash fights), a couple murders and I chose the same outcome you did. The other two contenders are useful for their specific skills in crafts and water reclamation, but they don't any leadership qualities (and they're both $&$@* jerks)

There is a panel in the end game sequence describing what happens, but the payoff for messing with this silly settlement [and why anyone would settle a place with poisonous water and constant attacks from supernatural horrors is a baffling starting premise] at all is... not very much.
I'd only recommend it to people who really really loved the dungeon sections of the original, because there isn't anything else to draw. Another unfinished mystery (which could be intriguing, but it's left completely open. To the point that the original point of the place could be a prison/concentration camp for eliminating variant species, or turning beastmen human, or seeking sanctuary from something, or turning the bane clouds into a power source for the spires or eleventy different other interpretations of bad cave art).

As a bonus, pursuing the main quest in the settlement breaks several side quests held by boring NPCs that you don't have any reason to interact with a second time. They'll actually give you the quest prompt, but there will be no dialogue option if you're at the wrong stage of the main settlement quest. You pretty much have to talk to them immediately after delivering the tools and/or book, and they're pretty irrelevant people and off the main path to the teleporters as well.

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Arstotzka

Just finished up CoD Advanced Warfare which was ok I guess. The story was pretty bad. Sticking with the Sci-Fi war theme I'm now starting Titanfall 2. After just 5 minutes I can tell the campaign is going to be better.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2.

Decided to roll as an Echanter, so I can summon a lil Imp to do the rough and tumble stuff in conbat.

I loved the first Divinity: Original Sin, aside from its sometimes corny humor, it was a solid turn based RPG. Only about an hour in, but its feeling pretty awesome so far.

"Sometimes the only victory possible is to keep your opponent from winning." - The Emperor, from The Outcast Dead.
"Tell your gods we are coming for them, and that their realms will burn as ours did." -Thostos Bladestorm
 
   
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Greece

I've been playing a lot of different games lately:

Diablo 1 (kinda scary)
The Ultimate Doom (it is my favourite game, so I play it regularly)
Doom 3 (kinda scary)
Abe's Odyssey
Commander Keen 4 (it has a weird way of naming its sequels)
Hexen 2 (finished it lately)
CS:GO (It is kinda rare for me to play this game, but I sometimes enter a lobby with my friend and we both have fun)
   
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Dublin, Ireland

Installing Farcry4 at the moment.
Really enjoyed 3 even if it did get a bit repetitive so heres hoping to this one.

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I've been hearing a lot of good things about Warframe lately, so decided to give it a go (it's free, so I didn't really have anything to lose)... turns out, those good things were pretty damn accurate.

For a game that's 90% jumping and shooting, those two things need to be good and they definitely are! The mechanics brings to mind a cross between Mass Effect Andromeda with a dash of Titanfall and that's a pretty good mix.

It's also not that grindy for a free-to-play MMO... well, it is, but in an accessible way; you can play for an hour or so and still make some tangible progress to a rank up or a new weapon and the constant supply of weapon and armour mods means there's usually something new to keep the gameplay fresh.

Oh, and there's 360 Degree Space Jetpack Iron Man missions after a while, which are simply awesome.

Yeah, very enjoyable all in all, nice to dip in and out of and mighty good fun to play.

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A mix of Dead Cells, Dark Souls, Skyrim, DC Universe Online, MAV, and Minecraft. Among others. Oh, and Overwatch. The Junkerton map is nice.

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Dublin, Ireland

So far so fun on Farcry4. Its definitely more of the same, the basic formula hasnt changed but hey if it works it works.
Plot is definitely a bit thin though.....

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 Ratius wrote:
So far so fun on Farcry4. Its definitely more of the same, the basic formula hasnt changed but hey if it works it works.
Plot is definitely a bit thin though.....


I really enjoyed Far Cry 4. Taking out strongholds without being spotted was fun.

I'm playing Uncharted 4, so far so good. I'm only playing it on moderate difficulty and the gunplay seems adequately deadly. I like that they amped up the stealth mechanic.

My only complaint is
Spoiler:
Why is Drake lying to Elena about his whereabouts? It seems a forced way to shoehorn in some drama later.

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 Ratius wrote:
So far so fun on Farcry4. Its definitely more of the same, the basic formula hasnt changed but hey if it works it works.
Plot is definitely a bit thin though.....


Well until now no Far Cry game have had a real deep and twisting plot, but yes. I agee with you man. But its all good when you get to snipe people with a 50 cal sniper rifle and hunt bad guys with a elephant gun


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But these memories they cloud my mind with grief
Faces lost forever
And the guilt of feeling some kind of relief
But when the end finally comes I won't despair
I'll just keep on hoping I might see you there 
   
 
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