I tried Saints Row 3 yesterday and Grimrock. First one is decent sandbox game with crazy scenarios,shooting and driving feel way off,can't compare to GTA4 really hehe. Other game is something special,it reminds me of Arx Fatalis,and it looks soo damn good but i can't play it now because i want to finish Dark Souls first and that will take me allot of time.
Not trying to take a crap on DaS. Loved it to bits but seriously, that game is pretty easy once you memorized every single pattern of every enemy in every single level after multiple playthroughs and they're not hard to memorize either. Though, some of the boss fights are legitimately hard no matter how many times you played it.
Now, XCOM. It's unpredictable. Very unpredictable, most of the time.
I just can't get away from playing Natural Selection 2. I joined late in the beta and have been sticking to it since then. It is just so much fun and it keeps getting better the more experienced you get. The only game that I have finished since then was Dishonored.
I got The Walking Dead on sale and have been playing it a little. I'm well into the second episode and it's very impressive, it really stirrs alot of emotions and the overall atmosphere is very intense. I hate the "gameplay" though, I just wonder why they had to include it at all. Finding the right spot to click with a timer that is running out is just stupid, stupid, stupid!
I bought Serious Sam 3 yesterday because I like coop shooters. Seems like a fun game, I'm just too dumb to find the aim down the sights key...
And I also got Darksiders II, even though I probably won't get around to playing it until I'm retired. An odd choice as I don't like 3rd person games in general. And I don't even like grinding games... but, the RPS article sounded so promising!
I'm definitely NOT playing Far Cry 3! This game has been disappointment after disappointment. The towering technical issues and the hassle to get started with ubi launcher. The abysmal HUD and shallow gameworld. The rediculous "jungle". Look at Risen 2; that game has debatable overall quality, but the jungle just feels alive and like an actual biome. In Far Cry 3 it's like Schottland with a few banana trees and tigers. Everything looks like it's made of plastic... Terrible game imo.
And I'm playing Natural Selection 2 most of the time.
The best 3 LEGO games are Batman 2,LotR and Harry Potter. All the others pale, and LEGO indie is BAAAD.
Kids never heard of Rock Raiders.
I'm on the final stretch of missions in Far Cry 3. I have a strong urge to replay the game immediately after I finish, something which I can't remember a game doing to me in a while. Must resist though, I've got a bunch of other stuff to play after Humble Bundles and various sales.
Also trying to round up some RPSers who play Natural Selection 2 for the inaugural meeting of Rock, Paper Skulk on Sunday.
Well to be honest Dark Souls is not that hard at all,only when you encounter those special enemies ala black knight and bosses things get hard,i think people are so used to easy games that Dark Souls is for them really really hard.
Using the mouse is more natural to me, but at the end of the day either control scheme felt totally serviceable IMO.
Planescape Torment, picked up in the GOG sale. I'm just blown away by how good it is. The writing is the best I've ever experienced in a game... and the way the quests/story bits/characters all fit together and interact... I had tried the original Baldur's Gate before and I couldn't deal with it-- the engine, the graphics, the gameplay were too antiquated for me... but this has sucked me in totally... the atmosphere including sound design and even the Infinity engine graphics also really add to the experience/immersion. I know I'm very late to the party on this one, especially considering the group of people around here, but I had to take a moment and gush about it.
@Starry Vere Honest question, how old are you? I used to feel the same way in my late teens and now the writing seems more strained. I have often heard people claimed age was a powerful determining factor when it comes was to Planescape Torment.
45 :))... I don't know what you mean by 'strained'... I think the writing is creative, skillful, and very evocative... compared to most video game writing I think it's flipping Eugene O'Neill, lol...