thepaulhoey

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  1. Your thoughts sound similar to what I remember of the game. Fun but not very creative game play wise past the first couple of levels.
  2. Divinity: Original Sin II

    It does go below that. I only ever completed the first Act of the first game, because I played Early Access and that's ll there was then the saves didn't work with the full release and I really didn't feel like replaying that much of the game. So I waited until the final release for this one to avoid that problem. I've played about 7 hours and I'm really enjoying it, it's more of the same but a bit better. Combat is more interesting and a bit less clunky but often still devolves in chaotic explosions. The variety of ways to get things done is still great, I escaped the camp just by exploring and stumbling ass backwards into the perfect way out after a few fights with some low level magisters... which I didn't take because I wanted to do some more exploring and then I found another way out. I love that aspect. Haven't had a lot of glitches so far, there was one fight where the CPU took about a minute to take their first turn. Had one bad issue where I could see the GUI but the game world vanished and I couldn't move, my last save was about 20 minutes ago(I'm saving often but the time passes fast!) which made me just leave the game alone for a while, I'll jump back in this evening. Also playing over Steam Link with an XBOX controller and it's a perfect couch game, controls very well and the GUI is easy to navigate and make sense of.
  3. Modest Tech: The NX Generation (Nintendo Switch)

    I feel like an idiot for the fact that doing this never even crossed my mind.
  4. Recently completed video games

    I might give it another try at some point, I did really like the art and the setting.
  5. Recently completed video games

    I just couldn't get into Hollow Knight, I wasn't enjoying the combat early in the game and felt like I had to fight a lot of enemies to farm energy. I read that it improves when you get the dodge mechanic, but I just refunded before the 2 hour mark as a game that didn't clock with me. A shame as I usually enjoy Metroidvanias.
  6. I definitely remember that happening both times I played. There was lots of stuff I could buy, but I simply didn't feel like I needed anything else.
  7. Recently completed video games

    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy I was fairly underwhelmed with this. It wasn't bad, but it didn't get me excited much at all. I don't think it ever really goes beyond being some good DLC for Uncharted 4, and it's kinda on Naughty Dog for bigging it up a bit more than they should have. It takes the highlight features of Uncharted 4(free roaming vehicle section, grapple hook, climbing spike) and incorporates them without adding anything or much to them. The vehicle section is probably the stand out part for me, but much of it is a retread of what we did in Uncharted 4 and like the game in general it starts to drag. Once you get past that part it's a very du jour affair as far as Uncharted goes and it's not long until you're in combat arenas and linear action set pieces which are probably awesome when they play out perfectly but come off a bit silly when you're rubbish and crashing your jeep into trees as you try to pursue the bad guys. The story is fine but it's Uncharted on autopilot and it follows the typical beats so much that at this stage it just feels incredibly lazy. I do think that the game jumped the shark a bit when Still absolutely strikingly beautiful though, I'm still constantly in awe of how good the world looks from a technical and creative point of view. Alan Wake's American Nightmare I'm a bit late on this one, I would have been less late only for last year the game stopped launching when I was mid way through it. I decided to see if it was working after trying desperately one more to like Quantum Break(still not very good) and it works now! Hurrah! Anyway, the pastiche is what puts this from OK to good for me, the gameplay is nothing interesting and while this add-on does improve a lot on what Alan Wake set out it's still nothing to write home about. It's looking a bit dated now but all the details in the game make me enjoy it so much more, the radios to listen to and Mr. Scratch taunting you on TVs. It's also so Americana and I'm a sucker for that stuff. It's very short, I finished it in under 4 hours but it's a fun 4 hours.
  8. On the whole BioShock 1 v 2 discussion, I think the first game is the one that will always be remembered better and for very good reason, it's what brought us Rapture. Probably the most imaginative and creative location in games and even including other mediums it's still up there in terms of how well realised it was. That impact is an incredibly important part of the game that just can't be ignored and it's what gives it the edge over BioShock 2. Ignoring that impact I think BioShock 2 is a better game, the combat works far far better and while it does devolve into chaos more often that I'd like it's never as bad as the first game and it feels more restrained in just beefing up regular splicers and does a good job of introducing different enemies. The story is about on par with the first in that it never quite lives up to its potential and the best part of it is the side stories you're finding out about through the tapes left behind and the state a room has been left in. I think BioShock 2 is the opposite of the first in terms of pacing where it takes too long to get going but once it does it goes at a satisfying clip while the first starts out so strong and turns into a trudge come the end. BioShock 2 has the advantage of hindsight and I think the developers did a great job of looking at what worked and what didn't and improving so much. But still, BioShock was so impactful at the time and a real benchmark of where games could go(which they didn't really unfortunately) that it's the one I'd recommend if someone can only play one of them. On the subject of multiplayer games, when you get to Left 4 Dead 2 we should play that online, get 8 people if we can for some versus. It also includes all the campaigns from the first game. I was quite the fan of it...
  9. I rebind so left is my left hand and right is my right and it doesn't cause an issue. I think it is just that left click is seen as primary, whereas on the console version the right trigger is the primary which visually lines up.
  10. I'd also be interested in playing.
  11. As far as I can tell he voices a character named Ireland... https://www.gamefaqs.com/pc/928054-section-8/credit
  12. I think Steve Hogarty of PCZone fame did a voice in Section 8! That's all I remember about it.
  13. Crysis 3 is an improvement over 2 but I still wouldn't say I enjoyed it. I never made it to the end of either of them. Crysis 2 is one of the most disappointing sequels I've ever played. My memory is a bit hazy on Warhead but I felt it cut out a lot of the slower parts of the first Crysis but if those are parts that you enjoyed I can understand you not liking it as much. I don't recall feeling like I was forced into more action with it though.
  14. Post Ryan meeting it's generally agreed the game just isn't as good and it starts to drag. Lots of what you're doing feels a bit like filler. Olympus Heights and Apollo Square are really interesting areas I think as far as the World goes but it's definitely the stage where the gameplay starts to suffer due to video game things. (The reduced health as you mentioned and so on)
  15. Wherabouts are you?