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Re: Whatcha' Playing Cary?

Postby william-james88 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:54 pm

Hellscream9999 wrote:@ Will and @ Cary

Try Bloodbourne and Doom - Doom is legitimate, pure adrenaline fueled fun, having played the first 2-3 levels, I'd buy a ps4 to play it, and I don't often buy games (the last one being Dynasty Warriors 8 XL and Pokemon Sapphire 2 years ago) Definitely recommend both or just Doom ;)^

Doom, yes and Wolfenstein as well. But not sure about Bloodbourne, I do not like being frustrated playing games. It doesnt seem to have much of a story either. It's pretty nuts how things changed. Just a few years ago we had Bioshock, Last of Us, and Tomb Raider, all in the same year, and they were all single player action adventure games with a story driving the game forward. Plus all the uncharted games and God of War Games and Far Cry Games which also had a story. I know Bloodbourne doesnt have a direct narrative, its more of a tone and lore, does Doom have a story? The only recent game I can think of that does have a good narrative is the Witcher 3 but I will be waiting for it to be discounted on steam to play.
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Re: Whatcha' Playing Cary?

Postby Hellscream9999 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:57 pm

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Hellscream9999 wrote:@ Will and @ Cary

Try Bloodbourne and Doom - Doom is legitimate, pure adrenaline fueled fun, having played the first 2-3 levels, I'd buy a ps4 to play it, and I don't often buy games (the last one being Dynasty Warriors 8 XL and Pokemon Sapphire 2 years ago) Definitely recommend both or just Doom ;)^

Doom, yes and Wolfenstein as well. But not sure about Bloodbourne, I do not like being frustrated playing games. It doesnt seem to have much of a story either. It's pretty nuts how things changed. Just a few years ago we had Bioshock, Last of Us, and Tomb Raider, all in the same year, and they were all single player action adventure games with a story driving the game forward. Plus all the uncharted games and God of War Games and Far Cry Games which also had a story. I know Bloodbourne doesnt have a direct narrative, its more of a tone and lore, does Doom have a story? The only recent game I can think of that does have a good narrative is the Witcher 3 but I will be waiting for it to be discounted on steam to play.

Doom has a narrative, it's just eschews it directly showing the player cutscene's and stuff so as to not interrupt the gameplay. and the dark souls and bloodbourne games don't have much of a narrative at all - it's never been it's thing, so one shouldn't expect it from them, but, I agree, it's certainly for a niche audience.
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Re: Whatcha' Playing Cary?

Postby Hellscream9999 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:01 pm

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Re: Whatcha' Playing Cary?

Postby carytheone » Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:22 pm

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Bloodbourne keeps tempting me and I did enjoy Demon Souls a lot. I'm kinda over story and I just want game play. Demon never did, but Dark Souls annoyed me. It was probably just sequelitis. If I wait long enough it's been new and shiny again.

I enjoyed Doom 3 and I'd give the new one a shot as I've heard good things.

I was just giving you a hard time about selling the games :-P but I'll ch Co those bids later. I'm in between reviews and could use a new source.

Speaking of hard and frustrating and first person but not a shooter - Alien: Isolation. I also recently picked up the Resident Evil HD remake on PS4. I played it a bit and learned that I forgot how to play survival games. The short version is I'm playing like a pussy,but I've got years of being overly cautious habits I need to work through and break.

I'm just way to concerned about using all my good stuff and not taking my lumps and preserving. I load constantly and never make any progress until I'm bored and frustrated. The next time I fire one up I'm going bawls in and if I fail and have to start over then so be it.

Alien is probably my fav sci-fi universe and its nice to not just be another space marine. Your character is more or less helpless (even though you get a revolver). Youre forced to outsmart and sneak around the in game threats. Talk about a heart pounding ride. That game really flairs up the anxiety. During a particularly tense moment my dog decided to bark at the mailman; I had to literally walk away and let my heart rate settle down.

I have a fun story about my first survival horror experience before there was even a genre for it. The OG Resident Evil. It helps if you've played it but here is the intro because it is required to fully appreciate my tale.



So watch that and I'll wait here and set the scene. So this was the mid 90s when developers still didn't know what to do with all the "space" on CD roms. So full motion video was the name of the game.

OK so I rented the PS1 a few times and I wasn't really all that impressed, but I was a young man with a full time job and next to no bills. I read all about this new game that was so awesome. This was pre Internet (well at least in my neck of the woods) so all I had to go on was a few reviews and the pics on the back of the box.

My Dad and I went to KB Toys (remember them) and I bought a PS1 and RE. Oh I couldn't wait to get home. I hooked up the PS as fast as I could barely skimmed the manual while it was booting up.



To this day that still gives me goose bumps. Man was I HYPED! Ooooooo I couldn't wait I couldn't wait and then that intro. My jaw dropped open, bad memories of all those terrible FMV games on the Sega CD flashed before me like the ghost of video games past, thoughts of how much money I just wasted ran through my mind. What have I done!?! YOU CAN'T RETURN OPENED GAMES! Well what happened next was the same thing that was happening across the globe. Minds exploding as the birth of a new genre was witnessed first hand. That actually happened a lot during the PS1 era. Metal Gear Solid was the next game to blow my mind, but that a tale for another day.
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Re: Whatcha' Playing Cary?

Postby Shadowman » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:07 pm

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carytheone wrote:Oh and I dipped my toe into an unfamiliar genre: MMO - FFXIV: overwhelmed!


Welcome to the club! Which server are you on?

carytheone wrote:I also recently picked up the Resident Evil HD remake on PS4. I played it a bit and learned that I forgot how to play survival games. The short version is I'm playing like a pussy,but I've got years of being overly cautious habits I need to work through and break.


I picked REmake HD up too, since it was being given out for free to PS+ subscribers. I picked up, played and Beat Resident Evil 0 HD, which means Code Veronica is the only main-series game I haven't beaten yet.
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Re: Whatcha' Playing Cary?

Postby carytheone » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:00 pm

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carytheone wrote:Oh and I dipped my toe into an unfamiliar genre: MMO - FFXIV: overwhelmed!


Welcome to the club! Which server are you on?
PS4 Cactaur I think. But I'm not looking to buddy up. I may not play past the free 30 days. I'd love to get hooked, but I doubt I'll do any party stuff. I'm just a stubborn single player. Can't teach and old dog new tricks.

carytheone wrote:I also recently picked up the Resident Evil HD remake on PS4. I played it a bit and learned that I forgot how to play survival games. The short version is I'm playing like a pussy,but I've got years of being overly cautious habits I need to work through and break.
I picked REmake HD up too, since it was being given out for free to PS+ subscribers. I picked up, played and Beat Resident Evil 0 HD, which means Code Veronica is the only main-series game I haven't beaten yet.
Yeah, I got both RE remakes via the humble bundle then RE1 hits plus; story of my life. And one of the reasons I hold out on games, especially indie games.

I enjoyed CV on the dreamcast and wouldn't mind giving it a spin again. I'm pretty sure I didn't complete it.
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Re: Whatcha' Playing Cary?

Postby Shadowman » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:37 pm

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carytheone wrote:
Shadowman wrote:
carytheone wrote:Oh and I dipped my toe into an unfamiliar genre: MMO - FFXIV: overwhelmed!


Welcome to the club! Which server are you on?
PS4 Cactaur I think. But I'm not looking to buddy up. I may not play past the free 30 days. I'd love to get hooked, but I doubt I'll do any party stuff. I'm just a stubborn single player. Can't teach and old dog new tricks.


Platform is actually irrelevant, as both Playstation and PC users share the same servers. Anyone you talk to in chat could, in fact, be on either system. Or in some cases, they could be using both; I had to switch from PS4 to PC due to hardware issues, but I logged into the same account, same server, same character, same friends list, etc. etc. Only personal settings (HUD layout, hotbars, gear sets, etc.) are stored locally, everything else is server-side, and those servers don't care what platform you connect from.

And if you're not planning on grouping up, you're not going to be playing long, the first dungeon is Sastasha at level 15, and it's main story so you can't not do it. Which is your loss, really, as group content can be really fun if you're willing to learn.
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Re: Whatcha' Playing Cary?

Postby william-james88 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:29 am

There were som decent deals on the nintendo store for cybermonday (dont know if they are still on). I FINALLY got Fire Emblem Awakening, after years of trying to get it for below $30. Also got the megaman collection for $9.

And for black friday, I missed out on those new 3ds consoles at the amazing prices but I did get the 3-DS games DK Country and Super Mario 3-D land for $19.99, a piece (all in canadian dollars, so great deals all around!).
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Re: Whatcha' Playing Cary?

Postby carytheone » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:55 am

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william-james88 wrote:There were som decent deals on the nintendo store for cybermonday (dont know if they are still on). I FINALLY got Fire Emblem Awakening, after years of trying to get it for below $30. Also got the megaman collection for $9.

And for black friday, I missed out on those new 3ds consoles at the amazing prices but I did get the 3-DS games DK Country and Super Mario 3-D land for $19.99, a piece (all in canadian dollars, so great deals all around!).
Thanks, but I saw the deals. Nothing piqued my interest. I have MMLC on the PS4 (I'd rather have it portable but I'm not double dipping). I picked up FE:A some time ago for around $15 on a random KMart clearance. I like the game and I'd like to spend more time with it. I got stuck on a pretty early fight and because of "oh shiny" I haven't went back. Maybe now is the time to give it another go.

I like the turn based strategy games like this even though I'm not very good at them. I'll see where I'm stuck and see if one of you hard asses can help me out. If I remeber correctly it's something super embarrassing like the second or third battle :lol:

I was interested in that new 3ds especially at that price but I wasn't going try that hard to get one. I find the XL I have a bit to large for my liking. I want a *new* 3ds for the wrong reason. I've decided to take it off the want list and enjoy the one I have.

What I'm most excited to check out is the new "Foundation" update to NMS. I'm out of town and that'll have to wait until I get home.
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Re: Whatcha' Playing Cary?

Postby william-james88 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:09 am

carytheone wrote:
What I'm most excited to check out is the new "Foundation" update to NMS. I'm out of town and that'll have to wait until I get home.

You lost me there, care to explain further? I am not aware of most words used in taht sentence haha.

And great deal on Fire Emblem, it was never that cheap here. That and freaken Bravely Default. Cant catch a break with that one. I also wnt to play shovel knight but it istn cheap either. And super Metroid is still over $10. Didnt they already get all their money with that game? :lol:

Edit: I clicked your link and it all makes sense. I wont get into NMS though.
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Re: Whatcha' Playing Cary?

Postby carytheone » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:54 am

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carytheone wrote:
What I'm most excited to check out is the new "Foundation" update to NMS. I'm out of town and that'll have to wait until I get home.

You lost me there, care to explain further? I am not aware of most words used in taht sentence haha.

And great deal on Fire Emblem, it was never that cheap here. That and freaken Bravely Default. Cant catch a break with that one. I also wnt to play shovel knight but it istn cheap either. And super Metroid is still over $10. Didnt they already get all their money with that game? :lol:

Edit: I clicked your link and it all makes sense. I wont get into NMS though.
FE was a super lucky pick up just before KMart stopped selling games, most of the ones I see on my travels are closing now. Bravely Default is a great game. It really reminds me of Final Fantasy of yore. The job system is quite fun. My entire team is at lvl 99 and maxed at pretty much all the jobs I care about for each member. I'm kinda mentally stuck at the slog that happens close to the end of the game though. I pick it up about once a month and push a little farther until I get bored again. I'll be skipping 2nd. Have I ever mentioned I like grinding (see below). :-P

I'm jonesing for a Super Metroid playthrough bad. I'm pretty sure I puked my love of that genre on your thread. What I'm hoping for at this point is a SNES Classic edition. That'd do me real nice. The NES Classic Ed. have been treating me well. I've done a lot of emulating over the years and the offical controllers are the way games should be experienced. The 3ds emu is nice but it doesn't hold a candle to the NES classic.

I still enjoy NMS and was playing it the day they announced the update. There wasn't much to do but I was enjoying upgrading my new ship and optimizing the upgrade layouts of my suit and multitool now that I've learned the correct way of doing it.

It seems like they are putting an interesting if not sorely late to the party twist to the game. It's probably too little too late kind of a thing and really still doesn't feel like a complete thought or game. I still enjoy the game for what is is and I'm excited to have some new pointless things to do in the game. NMS deserves all the criticism it has received, but for people with the right mindset it can be quite an enjoyable experience.

I am worried about booting up after the update. The last time they did a major update I almost lost my save. I was stuck in the floor of a trading post and couldn't get out or kill myself. As a last ditch effort I deleted the update being me back to pre day one release. I had to boot up with my PS4 offline. I got "lucky" and was stuck in the ground instead falling. I quickly was able to get in my ship and destroy it via ground collision. Of course then I had to fix the damn thing.

The cool part is I never played the game pre patch and man was it a different beast. It was kind of a double edge sword of interesting and frustrating.

The latest patch before the foundation one brought some nice stability and graphical updates as well as a few odd planetary changes. After such a long time of silence I just figured that was the end of NMS and we had the final project.

I don't buy new games very often and it's nice to be getting another small chunk of what should have been in the final game. Who knows maybe it'll be a complete game at some point. Either way I'll enjoy what I got and it will be nice to set myself a few new objectives until the sameyness gets boring again. It's a game best served in small doses over time.
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Re: Whatcha' Playing Cary?

Postby bodrock » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:50 pm

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I loved Bloodborne! It truly felt like it was a great step for From Software with this genre.

Sure, I'm lovin Dark Souls3, but it doesn't feel fresh like Bloodborne did.

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4. Level-up after boss defeat (unless dying & retrying produce enough re/stored souls!)
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