[The video game thread]

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Re: [The video game thread]

Post by HeavyArms » Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:51 pm

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection & Street Fighter V Champion Edition - Figured I'd buy a couple of the collections to build my Street Fighter collection.

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Post by Hound » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:47 pm

Does anyone else play the latest Pokemon and would be willing to do some trading so I can evolve some Pokemon?

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Re: [The video game thread]

Post by angloconvoy » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:28 am

StoneCold Skywarp wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:00 pm

Have tried time and again to get in to Skyrim but it's just not for me. I've found, as I've gotten older, that the bigger and more open-world a game is the less likely I am to enjoy it. Spider-man was the only game that broke the mould in that run but I can probably point to the license on that as being the reason.
That exact thing has happened to me with JRPGs, by and large just don't have the patience for them any more. But the easier to just go off and piss about in the sandbox type games are still fun for me. I never have much interest in the main storyline or whatever. In Skyrim I'm mostly just building my house and trying to make it look nice, then finding a dungeon to play as a short, discrete level. Skyrim took a few hours for me to get into, if it wasn't so well regarded by everyone I doubt I'd have stuck with it. That said, any Bethesda game with me eventually just turns into a hoarding simulator, because what if I need 20 of that item somewhere down the road for some dumb side quest?

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Post by ganon578 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:21 pm

I only found that I could play Skyrim via Switch. At least it was portable, I could play for short chunks, and also long chunks here and there. Good game, IMO, but I likely won't play a second time.

I also bought Overcooked! on the Switch last week on a good sale. Mostly because my kids played it at a friend's house and I figured it would be a good family title. We haven't played it yet though.

I was on vacation the last couple weeks, and managed to spend some time with Hunting Simulator. Comparing it to theHunter: Call of the Wild, HS is inferior. Don't get me wrong, it's a way better game than the old Cabela's titles, but consistently frustrating. I don't want the game to be easy, but the campaign missions can be a chore. For instance, should I need to hunt a coyote, they will be particularly scarce. Deer however, will be plentiful and totally oblivious to my position, smell, sight, etc. The coyotes will always be on the opposite side of a hill, so a LOT of creeping is involved to get into proper position. They will have heightened senses, and if you get within 200 yards they spook easily regardless of wind direction or level of sight detection. Next mission? Hunt a deer. And now coyotes are everywhere and oblivious with deer behind hills ready to run when a stick cracks 300 yards out. Needless to say, there's a lot of tweaking that could be done on the AI system. Additionally, unlocking new items appears to be semi-random. They just unlock as you go along in the campaign. In theHunter, you gain money for each mission completed and each animal harvest. Then you have the options to buy whatever you like when you have the cash and have completed any level requirements; this is a far better system.

But hey, at least I can hunt on the go. So that's a win.

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Re: [The video game thread]

Post by Sades » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:00 am

I played Ark with Warp a few weeks back, We built a thatch hut and then watched it get humped by a Diplodocus. Fun times!

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Re: [The video game thread]

Post by Tantrum » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:20 pm

So, I decided to try my new SNES controller. My SNES won't start. I tried different games, different controllers. Nothing. I think the last time I played it was around Labor Day (early Sept) when I got a new TV and was making sure I had everything hooked up correctly. Donkey Kong Country had lost all its save files since I hadn't played it in so long, the battery had died. That game was one of several I tried, with no luck.

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Re: [The video game thread]

Post by StoneCold Skywarp » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:12 am

Sades wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:00 am
I played Ark with Warp a few weeks back, We built a thatch hut and then watched it get humped by a Diplodocus. Fun times!
DODO BIRDS WITH PARTY HATS!

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Re: [The video game thread]

Post by Warcry » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:59 pm

Tantrum wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:20 pm
So, I decided to try my new SNES controller. My SNES won't start. I tried different games, different controllers. Nothing.
:(

I feel your pain. My SNES stopped working a few years ago. It'll boot up, or at least it would the last time I tried it, but the controller ports are dead. Regardless of which game or which controller I plug in, it won't acknowledge any inputs. I can emulate all my games on my laptop, of course, but it's not the same.

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Re: [The video game thread]

Post by Sades » Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:51 am

StoneCold Skywarp wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:12 am

DODO BIRDS WITH PARTY HATS!
You haven't been chased and eaten by a t-rex yet. We need to play again! \o/

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Re: [The video game thread]

Post by HeavyArms » Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:40 pm

Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition - Added to the Street Fighter collection.

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