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  1. This came up on the most recent Crate & Crowbar. Has there been a mission in a game that was so hard, so fiddly, so stupid, so poorly written, so offensive etc. That you simply couldn't continue.


    Two games immediatly came to mind. Mad Max had a racing mission, before that 100% of the driving was out in the desert so you could drive like a crazy person swinging all over the place. Suddenly you are racing against a bunch of respawning cars in tight corridors full of traps. I found in insanely frustrating and since I was mostly done with the game I just abandoned it.


    Similarly Starlancer had a mission where you had to defend you spacecraft carrier from long range torpedo ships. There were too many shooting too quickly and your AI buddies we're useless. I failed over and over and over again.


    I am sure I will think of more games as I pull this over. How about y'all?


  2. 8 hours ago, Spenny said:

    Queer Eye, the reboot on the Netflix is :tup::tup: You'll like it because makeovers and home improvements are the #content everyone enjoys, but the show really goes above and beyond to create an emotional human connection with the makeover subjects. Except the episode with the cop, fuck you netflix now, i gotta see a maga hat every time i open u up, wtf dude

    I have watched a few episodes, I have gotten a little annoyed with the narrative of the show that a makeover and remodeling will create giant changes in these peoples lives, I really wonder how many are actually able to maintain the new habits they are shown.

  3. Most of the articles I have read say it has done little to nothing to upgrade the gameplay systems, is it worth getting now to coop or should I wait for a sale/when I get bored of Surviving Mars?

  4. 2 hours ago, Erkki said:

    Is anyone watching the new season of Jessica Jones? I watched one episode, but I didn't get into it as much as before. It feels like I've somehow grown out of that mood where I liked this a lot.


    I think I liked that there was no immediate bad guy reveleal yet.

    I watched the whole season, while overall its still the best of the Netflix Marvel shows, S2 is a definite step down from S1 in terms of plot, especially the side plots

  5. Hitman 2016 and Blood Money are fantastic although they are more stealth than shooter.

    Just Cause 2 & 3 are absolutely bonkers but have probably the best systems for moving around an open world.


    Spec Ops: The Line is cover based but does a better job than most shooters of having an interesting story.


    Ghost Recon Wildlands has a terrible jingoistic story but I found sneaking around in the jungle and stealthily taking out outposts to be super enjoyable.


    I loved my time with Mercenaries 1 but I don't know how easy it is to play these days, Mercs 2 wasn't as good.


    Smashing buildings in Red Faction Guerilla is pretty fun


    Red Dead Redemption was far superior to any of the GTA games I've played in terms of shooting


    If you can tolerate the sense of humor Saints Row 3 & 4 can be a good time



  6. So far I am enjoying it aside from having no idea what I am doing, how to do anything efficiently (or correctly in general). I am finding it to be a lot more compelling than Cities: Skylines due to everything feeling a lot more critical, I had a water shortage that I was scrambling to deal with so as to not have my colonists die. In Cities I doubt I would have cared as much. The smaller scale probably helps a lot with that since having 1 of 12 colonists die feels a lot worse than hundreds of people out of tens of thousands (am I a monster?)

  7. 17 hours ago, Brannigan said:

    Not sure I quite agree with that, most other marvel shows have this weird habit of switching villains in the backend, usually to their detriment.  This felt much more consistent, and I'd argue there really isn't a villain in the traditional sense either. It's been a long time since I've seen s1, but I enjoyed my time here.

    Thats true, I did appreciate the lack of a random villain flip. I just meant that JJ s1 felt far more impactful and interesting, I liked s2 but it was not nearly as good as s1.

  8. I am going to get Far Cry 5 because open world games with sniping are something I cannot resist. I am not sold on the DLC, I get annoyed with DLC that is totally separate from the base game and though I enjoyed Blood Dragon well enough the FC4 Yeti DLC was uninspired. I am especially wary of that Vietnam one, I fear it will be the classic Ra Ra USA portrayal. We were super duper the bad guys in South East Asia and they way it calls out facing vietcong made me cringe.

  9. 7 minutes ago, designiana said:

    This game is super fun! I tried it on Easy and beat it pretty effortlessly on my first run, so I'll definitely play on Normal from now on.


    Not sure yet if this will grab me the same way FTL did but purely based on the mechanics I can already tell I'll be playing it for a *while*. Plus I'm a sucker for these kinds of unlockables! My only thing so far is that, despite the more detailed avatars and snippets of dialogue, I never really filled in the characters/story the same way I did for the crew in FTL but ITB's gameplay is less conducive to that, I guess.

    Some of the pilots that have special powers have more character. I got a guy who game me 1 extra redo turn per battle and he was extremely talkative.

  10. Was shocked there wasn't a thread for Into The Breach yet. I have already played 6 hours of it, main goal is trying to unlock more squads. I enjoy how tense the game is and how many trade offs you have to make. So far my attempts at venturing beyond Easy difficulty have ended in quick death. Maybe I will try later with a custom squad of my favorite units. Two Squads I found particularly useless were the Fire squad (Flame Behemoths) which simply didn't do enough damage and one based around pushing (Zenith Guard) where a units only move damaged itself. Right now I am using the weather based squad (Rusting Hulks) and am really enjoying them. Over all I like it more than FTL partially because its hard to limp along to the end, if you mess up you will usually die pretty fast. Blitzkrieg is also a pretty good squad.

  11. Netflix has a new series called Dirty Money its really good. From the guy who wrote Smartest Guys in the Room about Enron. It looks at how damaging and integral criminal levels of greed are in our economy. The only episode I didn't like was the one about the Maple Syrup Heist in Canada because I felt like it didn't really explain the issues very well, other then that a great series.

  12. Mad Max I got it on sale an knew it wasn't a perfect game. I had fun blowing up stuff smashing into cars and driving all over the wasteland, but had been avoiding racing because I never enjoy it in any game. Got to a story mission near the end that is a super annoying race. After failing it 4 times I quit. Part of the issue is 99% of the game, even the optional races, are driving in a forgiving open world environment. The mission race I quit because of was  very tight corridor race with infinite spawning enemies and walls that love to spin you around when you lightly tap them. Ah well, got enough fun time out of the game where I don't feel like I wasted my money.

  13. 1 hour ago, Ben X said:

    I like how that room in the Gorn trailer is full of hip nerd stuff. Persepolis, Maus and Watchmen! Black Cobra poster! Famicom console! Cacodemon plushy! Adventure Time skateboards!

    I think they put that stuff there specifically to get smashed, considering they call out the team picture and the portrait of their dog getting smashed in the behind the scenes.