clyde

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  1. Far Cry 5

    The mandatory story stuff is awful imo.
  2. The Big VR Thread

    I've been playing some of In Death during the free weekend on the Oculus store. If you enjoyed the Budget Cuts demo, then this is worth checking out if for nothing more than the ability to compare and contrast the two. There is more to In Death than is immediately available. I haven't played enough to see if there is a lot of depth to the enemy-types that arrive later or tge fiction of the world, but I did see something introduced after a few deaths that I found intriguing and I'm looking forward to seeing it again in order to try something on it. A quick summury of the game: Procedurally generated modular castle where you navigate through with teleportation projectiles while shooting enemies with arrows. It's roguelite with item stores and a meta-progression system based on achievements. Ultimately it is a shooting-gallery with some stealth. The opportunities for stealth approaches are very lacking though. Still fun and kinda interesting. I think the demo ends tonight at some point.
  3. Far Cry 5

    I find value in the fact that I care so little about the story a third of the way through the game that I read the spoilers without a concern.
  4. Pinball Club

    Pinball Arcade won't have Bally or Williams tables available for sale after June 30th. https://steamcommunity.com/app/238260/discussions/0/1694920442963087824/?ctp=2#c1694920442963876349
  5. It's ultimately a small point about the game, but this article finally nailed something down for me that has always been kinda insulting about the game: https://pixelpoppers.com/2018/04/i-wrote-this-so-youd-know-im-smart-games-criticism-and-the-beginners-guide/
  6. The Big VR Thread

    I can see why the reviews are like this. The game is very simple and really fun. At its best moments I feel like a taiko drummer. It's neat to remember that simple can be enough.
  7. The Big VR Thread

    Even the 12 "negative" reviews out of 1,373 seem to praise the game except some gripes about expert-mode and there not being enough songs. It's hard to not be curious why everyone seems to like it. I'm wondering if the planned level-editor will share content between the Steam and Oculus stores.
  8. The Big VR Thread

    I'm interested in some of these events, especially the theatre one. There is one tonight I might go to. https://mailchi.mp/altvr/our-first-theater-performance-in-vr?e=55e180b39e
  9. Far Cry 5

    I've been watching a spy-show lately so I'm imagining a, b, and c, all getting urgent messages about trouble at home or mandatory detours around the time these pictures of you were taken. ---- Henke and I played some co-op for the first time. It's pretty awkward when the story missions pop up. I'm not very responsive to melodramatic cut-scenes when I'm aware that both of us have to suffer through them. Henke is very gracious though. I also die a lot more than Henke does. I like to use the sniper rifle but I miss 4 out of 5 times, and my incendiary shotgun keeps getting me killed because they run into me after I set them ablaze.
  10. There isn't much puzzle solving at all except suspecting a particular person and following them. You are basically a ghost watching it all play out. Fortunately the characters are fairly interesting.
  11. Far Cry 5

    Sweet. I love contests like these, there usually isn't much competition so it is typically worthwhile. You are lucky that some 12 year-old in a suit and sunglasses didn't show up. I myself won a PSP by dressing up like Kratos having never played a God-of-War game.
  12. It's got some huge flaws as a murder-mystery, but I've never been to a theatre performance that takes place throughout a house and I love the format.
  13. Far Cry 5

    I've been wanting to try out Arcade and multiplayer, but I'm afraid that I will stop playing the campaign if I do. I'm having a lot of fun fumbling my way through slowly. I don't enjoy the main-story missions much at all though. I'm working my way through the south-west bunker after killing Joseph Seed and I should just walk back into the woods for a while and come back, but it has a puzzleness to it that I'm fascinated by. My main problem is that I keep on wanting to do this stealthily and I don't know how to deal with the heavies.
  14. The Big VR Thread

    Sprint Vector is having a free weekend so I gave it a shot. I can see the appeal, the ski-pole movement is satisfying. But it totally makes me sick.
  15. Far Cry 5

    This game is a story-engine, but the characteristics of the stories seem to be the most interesting thing for me to analyze. Mostly the sequences of events that entertain me are not relatable enough that the person I communicate them to is entertained, but they will typically understand what was entertaining about it. There are two main references which seem to anchor meaning in these stories: my experiences with rural America, and the goofiness of computer games. I'm not cynical about this at all, I love the combo.