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Digital Gaming => Computer Gaming => Topic started by: MetalDog on August 28, 2020, 05:25:56 AM

Title: We got your back we all belong let's all rise to the FRIDAY code
Post by: MetalDog on August 28, 2020, 05:25:56 AM


Got a boat load of chores this weekend, so, gaming may be light.  It'll be a choice of Civ IV BtS mp, dueling in the Arena, or continuing my campaign in Pillars of Eternity.  Happy weekend, Grogs!  Everybody stay safe out there.
Title: Re: We got your back we all belong let's all rise to the FRIDAY code
Post by: Rayfer on August 28, 2020, 06:16:33 AM
Interesting song choice MD...didn't think I was going to like it at the beginning but it grew on me, something new and different.  Gaming will be Grand Tactician Civil War.
Title: Re: We got your back we all belong let's all rise to the FRIDAY code
Post by: Gusington on August 28, 2020, 06:46:55 AM
I'm feeling Japanese - I really think so! Began a Rise of the Samurai campaign - I want to purify the home islands with an army of warrior monks and bowmen. Also set to begin Aragami and Eastern Exorcist.
Title: Re: We got your back we all belong let's all rise to the FRIDAY code
Post by: Dammit Carl! on August 28, 2020, 08:42:16 AM
Man, I just don't track time like I used to.  Felt like Sunday was only two days ago to me.

Am kinda "meh," gaming-wise, so think I'll "unthink," things and plop the ol' Sniper Elite back on the HD and revel in the slow-mo nut shots on Adolph's Boys.  Hell, maybe chuck the zombie version of SE back on there too. 

Anyways, have a good weekend folks!
Title: Re: We got your back we all belong let's all rise to the FRIDAY code
Post by: Anguille on August 28, 2020, 08:49:59 AM
Not sure if and what i am going to play as my main computer needs a break...

Have a good weekend fellows.
Title: Re: We got your back we all belong let's all rise to the FRIDAY code
Post by: Gusington on August 28, 2020, 09:15:27 AM
Anyone playing Control? Finally on Steam for around 30.00 for the 'total control' edition.
Title: Re: We got your back we all belong let's all rise to the FRIDAY code
Post by: MetalDog on August 28, 2020, 03:48:41 PM
Interesting song choice MD...didn't think I was going to like it at the beginning but it grew on me, something new and different.  Gaming will be Grand Tactician Civil War.

Thank you, Rayfer.  It sounded very exotic, martial, and uplifting to me and I thought it might strike a few of you as interesting at the every least.  The band, minus the singer, hail from Mongolia.

I wish you luck with Grand Tactician.  I want all of you to like it very much so I can ease my conscience when I spend the money to buy it.
Title: Re: We got your back we all belong let's all rise to the FRIDAY code
Post by: al_infierno on August 28, 2020, 04:18:07 PM
Lately my big timesink has been Crusader Kings 2, working through a campaign where I started as King Stefan I of Serbia around 1195.  This is my first time playing as a "good guy" dynasty, focusing almost all my family members on Learning and trying to pump out as much Piety as humanly possible.  I'm not really "doing" a huge amount in strategic terms, but it's strangely less boring than I expected.  I'm almost at 1400 now and have a solid 10k demesne levy plus 5k retinue ready to stomp on the dying Sunni Byzantine Empire.  I've only grabbed a grand total of 3 provinces (including Byzantium's coveted merchant republic, which they REALLY made me bleed for), but now I'm poised to become master of, like, at least 1 or 2 of my neighbors before the 1453 end date.   :crazy2:


I've preordered Crusader Kings 3, since I knew I was bound to cave and buy it at some point or another, but the recent marketing leaves a weird taste in my mouth.  I know they've been leaning into the memes of the CK fanbase for quite some time, but I find it a little strange how much they've made incestuous relationships a default feature of the game.  In CK2 cousin marriages were pretty common (as they were IRL), but the player basically had to initiate the weirder stuff like brother-sister romantic relationships.  I've only checked out a few CK3 videos, and I swear every one of them shoved some random pop-up event in your face offering you to bang your immediate family member, or informing you that your immediate family members are banging each other and offering to let you join.  It really feels like Paradox are going hand-over-fist trying to appease this weird subset of the fanbase who just want to play the game as an incest simulator.  I much prefer that they keep their focus on the political strategy-RPG core that eats up hours upon hours of my life.
Title: Re: We got your back we all belong let's all rise to the FRIDAY code
Post by: Gusington on August 28, 2020, 05:06:26 PM
You hand me at Serbia but then... :-[
Title: Re: We got your back we all belong let's all rise to the FRIDAY code
Post by: al_infierno on August 28, 2020, 05:17:58 PM
Hopefully it's just a marketing thing that makes it look more prominent than it actually is...

Speaking of Control, I've just picked it up on Steam.  No idea what the deal is, but it looks a bit Max Payne-ish with superpowers.  For half the price of a Triple-A game, it's hard to go wrong.  Plus, I had a spare $60 sitting around my Steam account from refunding Flight Sim.  (I didn't like how it forced me to install the game files on my root drive regardless of where the launcher is installed, as I typically install larger games on an alternate SSD.)
Title: Re: We got your back we all belong let's all rise to the FRIDAY code
Post by: MengJiao on August 28, 2020, 05:48:27 PM
Anyone playing Control? Finally on Steam for around 30.00 for the 'total control' edition.

  No control, but some Command Ops 2, CLOD Tobruk, Age of Sail and HLL and board games.
Title: Re: We got your back we all belong let's all rise to the FRIDAY code
Post by: Gusington on August 28, 2020, 06:30:07 PM
Control on sale at Green Man for about 27.00. Grabbing it in a few minutes. Will be my Halloween season go-to.
Title: Re: We got your back we all belong let's all rise to the FRIDAY code
Post by: Myrmidon on August 28, 2020, 07:32:15 PM
Dominions 5 MP for me.  In between that, I began a CK2 game myself last weekend as the Duke of Toulouse, 1066.  William the Conqueror succeeded in defeating the Anglo-Saxons, but ultimately lost to Harald Hardrada, which means "England" along with Normandy is under the control of the Norse.  Good times.

Things were stable, until I started banging my brother's wife, got her pregnant twice, and got caught (oops).  Had some legitimate twins from the actual wife right before dying of smallpox, and now having some succession crises with a 3 yr old Duke and a regency in control.  Whilst the King of France is off fighting a holy war in Muslim Spain, Moors are pillaging Northern France.  Oh yeah, the former wife, who is my Duke's mom, is now queen of France.

Love this game.   
Title: Re: We got your back we all belong let's all rise to the FRIDAY code
Post by: al_infierno on August 30, 2020, 05:18:53 PM
Anyone playing Control? Finally on Steam for around 30.00 for the 'total control' edition.

I'm digging it quite a bit so far, the combat is real tight and smooth.  It reminds me enough of Max Payne to feel nostalgic, but the focus on superpowers and faster movement definitely makes it feel different and new.  The movement is a little clunky in places due to being a console port.  I'd prefer if you were fighting regular human enemies instead of mindless husks or whatever, but that's all well and good.

The story is pretty fun and engaging, but like most triple-A games, it seems like they were trying to make a good film with interactive combat sequences.  It could do with a lot less exposition in the first hour of the game.  Speaking of Max Payne, there was an annoying little dream sequence with a puzzle that tripped me up for a couple minutes -- nothing too hard to figure out, but on principle I really don't like show-stopping puzzles in shooter games like the dream sequences in Max Payne.  Just another personal preference though.  Definitely worth the $30 for me so far, but I think I'll be playing it in short bursts.

I like the main character's voice actress, but the character's personality seems a bit cardboard so far.
Title: Re: We got your back we all belong let's all rise to the FRIDAY code
Post by: Gusington on August 30, 2020, 07:02:38 PM
Thanks Al - I got it from Green Man yesterday.