Games I am playing at the moment

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KRG posted this 10 October 2017

@pap's fave Stardew Valley is out on Switch, to rave reviews. 

Been meaning to pick this up for quite sometime, but just haven't got round to it. 

Think I'll probably crack soon. 

That said, I still need to finish Mario + Rabbids & Zelda, before Mario comes out this month. 

It's a hard life. 

TheCholulaKid posted this 10 October 2017

Finally convinced my wife that the kids need a Switch for Christmas.  Result.  Mario Kart + Mario - living the dream.

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TheCholulaKid posted this 10 October 2017

Been playing the Battlefron 2 beta for the last few days. Sounds amazing, looks great and plays like most other multiplayers.  I'll be getting it.

KRG posted this 12 October 2017

Originally posted by TheCholulaKid

Finally convinced my wife that the kids need a Switch for Christmas.  Result.  Mario Kart + Mario - living the dream.

 I bloody love mine. 

You won't regret this purchase. 

pap posted this 23 October 2017 - Last edited 23 October 2017

Match Report, Old Dears Menu 4 vs 0 Rubbish, Sociable Soccer.

A packed house got to see a little bit of history in this ultimately one-sided encounter at The Pensioner's Tuckshop, as Old Dears Menu played host to Rubbish.    Old Dears Menu kept it in the family, choosing to play all four Sandwich brothers in the same side.   Cheese was a commanding force in defence, Ham and Cucumber shored up the midfield, while Tuna proved he could be a big fish upfront.



Though individual players stood out, Rubbish were simply garbage.  Fag Butt manfully tried to spark some life into his team with a couple of forward runs, but they simple couldn't digest the  irresistable Old Dears Menu, running out four nil winners at the final whistle.

During the post match interviews, there was a brief moment of confusion when three of the Sandwich brothers were  asked about their brother Tuna's hat-trick.

"Oh", said Cucumber, penny finally dropping.   "No-one calls him Tuna."

"We call him Turd", proffered Ham.


(* I realise that this review is not very Sensible.   The game is though, and more)   

cellone posted this 24 October 2017

Still playing this fishing game on my phone. Not much to add. It becomes more consuming the better I get. 

gavstar posted this 24 October 2017

Finally got round to downloading X-Com2: War of the chosen, essentially expands on the original campaign but ramps up the tension by about ten fold yell

Got some great new features, you combine forces with different resistance factions, can send seperate squads out on recon/sabotage missions, new soldier classes, loads of different research options, and loads more*

would recommend if you liked any of the other X-Com games lou_smiley

 

*including lots of great guest voice actors lou_lol

pap posted this 24 October 2017

While I very much enjoyed doing my match report for Sociable Soccer, it wasn't much of a review, more a celebration of the silliness that I loved from the original game, replicated in the spiritual successor.   For the younger and more luddite scamps among us, Sociable Soccer has been directed by Jon Hare, responsible for seminal 90s footy games Sensible Soccer and Sensible World of Soccer.   If you're of an age, and played computer games, the likelihood is you played and loved Sensi.

You will also have been disappointed with efforts so far to revive the franchise.   The turn of the century effort was simply bad, failing to capture the mechanics of the original and running like an amputee pooch on all but the most powerful machines.   Another attempt was made in 2006, going for a big head style, and released unfinished on consoles that didn't support patching.    We Sensi fans have had our share of false dawns.

Sociable Soccer is very early access, so it does have some problems at this stage of development.    The AI doesn't seem good enough at the moment.   I've not been challenged in any vs the AI game I've played.   The goalies are also presently weak against balls with a bit of curve on them.   As I said, early access.   All of this can be improved, and forgiven for now, because they've got so much else right.

There's a sideways view on the action, which I jipped off immediately in favour of the traditional overhead view.   Modern games such as FIFA and PES are more about close control; Sensi and Sociable both provide a wider view of the pitch which allows you to think more strategically, making long balls, sorry, I mean cultured distanced passes, much easier to achieve.

This is complemented with Sociable's other big USP, after touch control.   It's completely unrealistic.   Even Messi doesn't get to alter the flight of a ball after it has left his foot, but it works in a computer game, and feels so damn satisfying when you get it right.   Beyond the short pass, nearly everything else in FIFA and PES feels situational.   It's rare to use the lob button outside of a cross.  Sociable opens all that up, the combination of wider view and a wider range of passing providing the keys.

In its present state, it won't be unseating the twin juggernauts of FIFA and PES as many folks go to footy game, but for me, it has already passed one of its biggest tests.   Does it feel like Sensi?   I can say that it does.   If they can sharpen up the AI before the retail launch, it'll feel like a winner.

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KRG posted this 24 October 2017

Originally posted by cellone

Still playing this fishing game on my phone. Not much to add. It becomes more consuming the better I get. 

 Which one is that, @cellone? Not 'Ridiculous Fishing', is it? 

cellone posted this 26 October 2017

Originally posted by KRG

Originally posted by cellone

Still playing this fishing game on my phone. Not much to add. It becomes more consuming the better I get. 

 Which one is that, @cellone? Not 'Ridiculous Fishing', is it? 

 No Ace Fishing Wild Adventure @KRG

KRG posted this 27 October 2017

Originally posted by cellone

 No Ace Fishing Wild Adventure @KRG

 Not seen that one, will give it a look. 

Would recommend Ridiculous Fishing. It's a bit bonkers, but loads of fun. 

It's made by Vlambeer, featuring Rami Ismail, who I have a bit of a dev crush on. He's a nice guy, too. 

 

Today is mostly going to be spent refreshing amazon, tracking where my Mario delivery is at. So bloody excited, reviews look insanely good. 

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KRG posted this 27 October 2017

Originally posted by KRG

Today is mostly going to be spent refreshing amazon, tracking where my Mario delivery is at. So bloody excited, reviews look insanely good. 

 This just arrived. 

It's sat next to me on my desk. Not remotely distracting, honest lou_eyessky

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cellone posted this 28 October 2017

Originally posted by KRG

Originally posted by cellone

 No Ace Fishing Wild Adventure @KRG

 Not seen that one, will give it a look. 

Would recommend Ridiculous Fishing. It's a bit bonkers, but loads of fun. 

It's made by Vlambeer, featuring Rami Ismail, who I have a bit of a dev crush on. He's a nice guy, too. 

 

Today is mostly going to be spent refreshing amazon, tracking where my Mario delivery is at. So bloody excited, reviews look insanely good. 

 If you do play Ace Fishing stick with it. There's a lot to it and not everything is straight forward. Also join a guild called Cellonista 😉. I'll give ridiculous fishing a go after my move.

If you play Mario today what's the bets you get fk all sleep and are knackered for the game tomorrow 😴

Saint or sinner posted this 19 January 2018

Downloaded Hellblade:Senua's sacrifice, last night. Looks visually stunning and i am hoping it has a different feel about it(delves into psychosis, they say). I'm quite looking forward to it.

So has anyone played it and is it any good?

BTripz posted this 19 January 2018

Why am I so addicted to Garden Scapes?

pap posted this 19 January 2018

Ooh, thanks for the bump.

Been playing a lot of Civ VI, but abandoning most games.  I am trying for a religious victory.  I refuse to play on any other setting than Prince.

On the Switch, I've recently found love for Pinball FX3, which wonderfully, allows you to rotate the view so that its more like the real thing.   When I cannot be arsed thinking, I am farming Baby Park in Mario Kart for coins on 200cc.  Ten coins a minute.  Five minutes between each new upgrade.  It's boring, but it's worth it.

Saint or sinner posted this 19 January 2018

Just played some of Senua's sacrifice. It's a bit of a head fuck game. Weird visuals and constant whispering voices(play in a dark room with the volume up).

No map. No checkpoints, so once you've used up your available lifes(the darkness slowly eats you up) it's back to the beginning.

Part game, part story, that's relatively slow compared to a lot of games, but i'm only at the beginning. Liking it so far.

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BTripz posted this 4 weeks ago

Trap Adventure 2 anyone??

KRG posted this 4 weeks ago

Originally posted by BTripz

Trap Adventure 2 anyone??

 Haha I've seen this going around. 

A mate & I made something similar to this for a game jam last year. 

Top tip, making games like this will only piss off the judges. You're going to win no prizes (or friends doing this). If you are ok with this, sneakily make sure the camera is also running so you can capture their frustration and flash it back at them when they die. 

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BTripz posted this 3 days ago

Back on Trackmania, or at least ManiaPlanet, I'm really shit at it but am loving it all over again.

The graphics are stunning