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#2461

Started Nier Automata last night. Fair to say I have not got to grips with it yet. At all. Keep reaching the first boss, dying and being thrown right back to the start because you can’t save a game until after you’ve beaten it. That’s not an infuriating game mechanic, is it?


#2462

see this is just another reason i can’t bring myself to play this game


#2463

As far as game design goes it’s a disaster. Set it to easy, turn on automatic firing and beat the boss then set it up back up to whatever difficulty you currently have it set as. You’ll be happy to hear that save points are generous after that


#2464

video games are good


#2465

Which is the first boss? You can save in pretty much any area marked white on the map, so very early on you can basically save anywhere.


#2466

Cooled down from the amazing double hit of playing The Last Guardian and Uncharted 4 by cultivating a minor Fifa 17 addiction, it’s almost time to jump back into something narrative based, what do you guys reckon? I own all of these:

  • GTA V
  • The Witcher 3
  • Persona 5
  • Mad Max
  • Rocket League (Already started and I know this is similarly neverending to FIFA but I’d like to become somewhere in the realm of ‘reasonably not shit’ at it)

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#2467

#2468

Tried that, and it worked a treat. Thanks!


#2469

Stayed up too late playing Stellaris, as you do. Seems to have a few more systems than when I played it at launch.

Also discovered that I get 15 fps if I’m logged in to my Paradox account in the launcher but steady 60 fps if I’m not, so it’s definitely still a typical Paradox game.


#2470

Can’t get my head around sectors. I’ve built up a fairly impressive-sized empire with my bird communists, but I feel like I’m not hauling in as much seed as I should be because most of it is partitioned off into bits I can’t directly rule, and never seem to build anything. Frustrating because I’m definitely at the stage where nothing’s going to happen unless I start thoroughly liberating some fascists, and I’m not building my fleet fast enough.


#2471

have you noticed anything obviously written by Alexis Kennedy (Sunless Sea writer) yet?


#2472

THE WORM is very definitely Sunless Sea flavoured.


#2473

Although I think my favourite event is the inexplicable sarcophagus.


#2474

I like the sounds of both of these


#2475

Went back to Darkest Dungeon this weekend. What a fucking game.

Anyone got any good line-up suggestions for The Hag? I’m thinking hellion, occultist, man-at-arms, arbalest?


#2476

Yeah that’s a pretty solid team for her, Hellion is essential. Prefer Bounty Hunter over MAA since he can play off the marks and hit her with his bleed dice.


#2477

Collect Bounty is the only move that syncs with marks isn’t it? And that can’t reach the back spaces where she lives. I remember having a bounty hunter the last time I attempted it and being frustrated at the lack of reach. Figured MAA would give me some much needed evade buffing.


#2478

Yeah, that’s true. The other option is to risk running Occultist in second rank and have Houndmaster in third. Eyepatch Grandpa is forever the unspectacular but solid choice though.


#2479

horizon zero dawn is well good and i was wrong for writing it off before. v impressed wow

ps4 is fucking mint these days innit


#2480

Just sailed through Virginia. Elegant framing undermined by clunky ‘gameplay’. Jump cuts are fantastic and give it a lot of momentum. Nice and ambiguous when it starts to unravel. I give it seven yays!