Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Neurosis

What Video Game Are You Currently Playing?

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

Just got into the Touhou series because of those Fumo videos I see in Youtube and started with Perfect Cherry Blossom because I saw a video of it saying it's a good starting point, tried Marisa B at first but after dying in Stage 4 I chose someone else and Sakuya A. She seems way easier to play since her attacks track if you go to Focus mode, allowing me to dodge bullets easier because I don't have to worry if my shots are hitting or not. Stopped at Stage 5 once I reached the Prismriver Sisters, gonna have to practice that I guess.

Share this post


Link to post

Doing my yearly-ish run of Doom 64 with GZDoom mods. This time around I'm using Doom64 CE, with Embers of Armageddon Eternal and an appropriate monster mod. I've plopped D4D onto wad playthroughs before (love that one), but this is my first time giving classic Doom the Eternal treatment instead. A bit glitchy on the sprites, and some level props have been replaced with shotgun guys, but works well for the most part. Also uh, yeah, apparently the mods thought I wanted less Eternal and more an Ancient Gods Part 1 kind of experience, because holy heck does it get nuts with the enemies. Started off with a Cyber Mancubus in the first hallway of level 1 and only got crazier from there. There must have been at least 10 Marauders in Dark Citadel, and those suckers travel in packs. It's getting to the point that in The Spiral I just fired the BFG to clear a path and noped right on over to the exit; me not taking the time to kill everything I encounter in a level is never a good sign. Only a few levels left though, so might as well see it through. And then maybe try some different mods for Lost Levels.

Edited by kawadec

Share this post


Link to post

Valorant. In my opinion the game is not as bad as many people say. But here without the cheats can not do. So often use the boosts to facilitate the game itself. The main minus is the lack of voice chat on https://overboost.pro/valorant-boosting. Also, it is not very demanding to the iron.  In "No Rank" mode there is rarely no balance. But there are situations when you have two people who have just come into the game. And in the opposite one person who came into the game. Or no one at all. Many write that Valorant is a killer CSGO. But as for me, this can not be. Fortunately the pluses were more: 
- Many different characters. As well as their abilities.
- Good graphics.
- Good payoff (much better than the CS:S, CS:GO; CS 1.6 series).
I hope someone is interested in this brief description of the game.

 

Edited by Maxxx17

Share this post


Link to post

Currently making the effort to finally sit down and beat the Super Star Wars trilogy. I'm coming up to the end of Jedi and I have some thoughts.

 

OH MY GOD THESE ARE SOME OF THE MOST BULLSHIT GAMES I HAVE EVER PLAYED!

 

New Hope was tough but manageable. Empire upped the bullshit by a considerable margin with such fantastic design decisions as enemies constantly respawning on single-character-wide platforms that you have to stand on as you wait for the next platform to move into a reachable position, thus pushing you off and forcing you to do the whole sequence again. Rinse and repeat. The Vader fight was soul-crushing - landing hits on him without taking damage is next to impossible (more on that later). Recharging your Force with the junk he flings at you is also basically impossible to avoid taking damage from. I couldn't find the Heal power, so I basically used Vanish to wail on him for a few seconds at a time for around an hour. Oh yeah, and the boss health bars are like something out of a JRPG. Passwords are useless, because this being a LucasArts game they are short and easy to input, but start you on the level with NO ITEMS. Good luck beating Vader with no Force powers. Jedi remedies this by giving Luke a pool of Force powers from the start, and RESETTING EVERYONE ELSE'S POWERUPS ON EVERY STAGE. Thing is, despite his Force powers, Luke is pretty much useless in any level that allows you to choose from multiple heroes (except one that can be cheesed). He might get you through the level, but like I said, he can't deal damage without taking it, and this time around the boss health bars are EVEN BIGGER with no means of restoring health or Force during the fights. Not to mention that health pickups are reduced SEVERELY across the board, with literally ONE enemy type per stage coughing up any hearts whatsoever, usually the least frequent one. In fact, Slave Leia turned out to be the best character in terms of melee-only, with her Spin move making short work of even Jabba. Add to this things like mandatory leaps of faith, enemies that throw you around the screen like a defenceless ragdoll, fixed enemies blocking your route that respawn the moment they leave the screen and INSANE platforming segments, and the whole experience is just infuriating. If there was any real finesse to the controls, I wouldn't be ranting as much, but coming off the back of games like Super Turrican and Contra III it feels really stiff.

 

Honestly, aside from the awesome Mode7 ship stages, the entire trilogy is a showpiece for the absolute worst excesses of "Nintendo Hard" this side of an LJN game. Dark Souls gets invoked a lot these days, but Dark Souls in NOT Nintendo Hard. There's a difference between brutal challenge that makes you question your approach and a game that just vomits enemies at you constantly without giving you the means to deal with them. I've beaten games like Cuphead and Contra Hard Corps - games that properly test your reflexes and ability to memorise patterns and telegraphs. SSW has none of that, and the rush to get these games out on a yearly schedule shows with just how unbalanced the second and third games are especially. They are just unnecessarily brutal and several occasions had me throw my hands in the air like, "what the hell am I supposed to do in this situation?"

 

Still, looking forward to finishing the last couple of stages, but there's no getting away from the fact that these games have issues. The Force is with them, but they are not Jedi yet.

Share this post


Link to post

@scalliano tfw Super Empire was my very first video game. I'm surprised I didn't give up on the hobby shortly thereafter, and I only beat them on easy, the only difference in difficulties seems to be the starting health bar size. But yeah not being able to restore things like upgrades is really freakin' bad. I was trying to play Empire again but on the default difficulty and it made the level after the mode 7 snowspeeder stage impossible to beat the beginning, all because my health bar isn't as long. I liked Return much more, but my impatient kid ass was not having fun with the first level being mode 7 and kinda fkn difficult for the first level to boot. Nothing prepared me for the final mode 7 sequence however with escaping the death star.

I tried to beat the original Super Star Wars and was flabbergasted that it had no password system, causing me to fail the game at the very end because I ran out of lives. The level design was also significantly worse with next to no verticality.

Share this post


Link to post

Redoing Penumbra, started out of order, did Black Plague first, now doing Overture. Not sure if I'll bother with Requiem.

Share this post


Link to post

Just got my new rig, (i9, RTX3080, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM).

 

Playing Wreckfest and Thief Simulator right now. I plan on finally playing Doom 2016 tomorrow.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
13 hours ago, Lila Feuer said:

@scalliano tfw Super Empire was my very first video game. I'm surprised I didn't give up on the hobby shortly thereafter, and I only beat them on easy, the only difference in difficulties seems to be the starting health bar size. But yeah not being able to restore things like upgrades is really freakin' bad. I was trying to play Empire again but on the default difficulty and it made the level after the mode 7 snowspeeder stage impossible to beat the beginning, all because my health bar isn't as long. I liked Return much more, but my impatient kid ass was not having fun with the first level being mode 7 and kinda fkn difficult for the first level to boot. Nothing prepared me for the final mode 7 sequence however with escaping the death star.

I tried to beat the original Super Star Wars and was flabbergasted that it had no password system, causing me to fail the game at the very end because I ran out of lives. The level design was also significantly worse with next to no verticality.

Just finished Jedi - the fight against Palpatine took a few tries, but learning to ration the Force pickups dotted around the arena made him much easier than Vader in Empire. The Falcon tunnel run was actually really good fun, although I can see how that perspective could give some people motion sickness after a while. The controls in that section are EXTREMELY floaty, forcing me into my Colin McRae Rally headspace of "small corrections, small corrections, AGH, SMALLER CORRECTIONS!" and that final escape was incredibly tense. Took a few restarts, but in the end that whole section almost felt like a sequence from Rebel Assault (no bad thin IMO.

 

Regarding New Hope's level design, there were a couple of vertical segments (the Sandcrawler exterior and one inside the Death Star) but for me they were ruined by that game's insistence on arbitrary time limits (thankfully nixed in the other two games) meaning that if you screwed up and fell all the way back down, you were more or less screwed for that run. But yeah, Empire and Jedi's maps are much more exploratory and fun overall.

 

All in all, I stick by what I said - the vehicle sections across all three games are the highlight for me and I'd love for someone to do a romhack that amalgamates and expands them (probably not feasible, but a dream's a dream). The platforming that makes up the bulk of the games just needed a bit more time in the oven to balance out the experience and make it less crushing. That said, I still think they are among the best of the movie tie-in games out there, and it's just a shame that only the first one has had a modern port outside the now defunct Wii Shop.

 

Still holding out hope for Super Phantom Menace. I want my Mode7 pod race, dammit!

Share this post


Link to post

I just finished Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition, a great game in my opinion, one of my favourite Xbox shooters. Next up for me is Overwatch.

Share this post


Link to post

FF7 from my Vita.  hit disc 3 last night, trying to do a little endgame stuff here and there.  i'll need to do a little grind in order to take care of the superbosses.  debating on whether or not i want to do the forest puzzles(definitely not grinding materia mastery this time around). 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post

I've been playing American Truck Simulator in VR for a week straight...or has it been two...maybe.  Not a game that sounds like fun to me on paper, but in practice, it's just super relaxing and I can't get enough.

Share this post


Link to post

I recently started playing Xenogears to see what all the big fuss was about. I'm not that far into the game yet, but so far I think it's okay.

Share this post


Link to post

I decided to recover my memory and play GTA.
 I decided to remember the past and play, I still have a steering wheel that would drive.

Share this post


Link to post
On 10/28/2021 at 11:15 PM, Maxxx17 said:

Valorant. In my opinion the game is not as bad as many people say. But here without the cheats can not do. So often use the boosts to facilitate the game itself. The main minus is the lack of voice chat on https://overboost.pro/valorant-boosting. Also, it is not very demanding to the iron.  In "No Rank" mode there is rarely no balance. But there are situations when you have two people who have just come into the game. And in the opposite one person who came into the game. Or no one at all. Many write that Valorant is a killer CSGO. But as for me, this can not be. Fortunately the pluses were more: 
- Many different characters. As well as their abilities.
- Good graphics.
- Good payoff (much better than the CS:S, CS:GO; CS 1.6 series).
I hope someone is interested in this brief description of the game.

 

well... it's riot inc/tencent. they didn't kill dota or wow, so i doubt they'll kill CS. but the matchmaking and boosting in riot games are pretty common. they don't even bother to do anything about it, since even after catching the most prominent/famous boosters, they ended up increasing demand, instead of decreasing it

Share this post


Link to post

Disciples Liberation, which is good but is rather too prone to crashing mid-fights

 

Metroid Dread, love it.

 

Shin Megami Tensei V, love it.

 

Dusk, love it. 

Share this post


Link to post

(Re)playing Resident Evil 2 again as Judy Alvarez from Cyberpunk 2077

 

re2-2021-02-10-05-23-41.png

 

re2-2021-02-10-03-04-27.png

 

re2-2021-02-11-04-20-58.png

 

re2-2021-02-10-03-15-22.png

 

God, I love (re)playing this game so much.

 

Share this post


Link to post

Replaying Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion. Going for a fully maxed character or close to it. I'll probably get bored half way through.

Share this post


Link to post

Haven't been playing doom or much games cause my only pair of earphones stopped working. Poor so didn't get new ones till today. Been playing a dungeon crawling rogue-like, Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup. Rather generic of a dungeon crawl, just go in with character, killing things, level and collect loot to get better at killing things, and find thing at bottom of dungeon then leave, but I like it. Got's some interesting stuff to it, just hella hard and also I'm burnt out on it after playing like nothing but this game for the last 2 months.

Crawl.png

Share this post


Link to post

Baba Is You

 

This is the puzzle game that made me feel so dumb yet so smart at the same time, and that's what I want puzzle games to do. I came back to it due to a massive update it got, featuring a level editor and a bunch of new levels.

 

Heavily recommend it; it's the puzzle game that turned my brain into mush.

Share this post


Link to post

Left 4 Dead 1. I had never played it until now, it's not too bad, but it feels extremely lack-luster compared to two.

Share this post


Link to post
On 10/30/2021 at 3:20 AM, scalliano said:

Currently making the effort to finally sit down and beat the Super Star Wars trilogy. I'm coming up to the end of Jedi and I have some thoughts.

 

OH MY GOD THESE ARE SOME OF THE MOST BULLSHIT GAMES I HAVE EVER PLAYED!

 

If you somehow want some more of that "Quality" , Indiana Jones is exactly the same ;)

 

Games i'll never add to my beloved Super Nintendo Collection.

Share this post


Link to post
15 hours ago, Okej5722 said:

Left 4 Dead 1. I had never played it until now, it's not too bad, but it feels extremely lack-luster compared to two.

I thought it had more atmosphere than 2, but I agree it does feel dry compared to 2.

I'm hoping Back for Blood gets splitscreen patched in eventually, L4D is one of the best couch co-ops I've played. 

 

 

Currently playing Links Awakening (Switch remake and its amazing) and getting my ass kicked in Thunderforce IV even though I used to breeze through when I was younger(which is kinda worrying) 

Share this post


Link to post

Spent all day torrenting Postal on a shitty 10kb/s magnet, only for it to die at 98%, after which point I realised I had wasted my entire day since it's free on Steam. Anyway, fun game.

agTqBKk.png

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×