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#2581

started playing the swapper yesterday. really enjoying it but stopped when i got to a really hard puzzle that broke my brain and i can tell there’s going to be fury ahead :sweat: has a lovely look and feel though.


#2582

It’s such a beautiful and atmospheric game, go back to it after a break… it seems to me that, more so than any other game, the puzzels unraveled themselves after spending a few hours away and you go back with fresh eyes… because they’re really well-designed puzzles.


#2583

Hollow Knight is a game lovely and infuriating in roughly equal measure.


#2584

Yeah there were certain moments where I had genuine awe for realising how to solve a puzzle e.g. like when discovering that while falling, aiming the swapper gun slows time. It’s really satisfying that it doesn’t add new items but each puzzle is a unique twist on the core mechanic.


#2585

yeah the first kind of portalesque ones were pretty great while you have to swap in mid air and keep climbing. sometimes just walk into a room and see that’s if full of different coloured lights in crazy configurations and just go ah ffs


#2586

I tried to go back to it after a very long absence and am completely lost. Don’t have a clue. Have to start again I think!


#2587

Started on Nioh this week. Don’t feel like I’ve quite got the rhythm of the combat yet, but seems pretty great so far.

Also been playing bits and bobs of competitive Overwatch. After dropping around 300SR, I’ve managed to climb back up and am nearly out of bronze. Competitive solo queue feels like such a coin toss whether you get a reasonable team or a bunch of people who just run off in opposite directions!


#2588

It does look lovely. Hoping a PS4 version materialises at some point.


#2589

Just completed Halo Reach. still probably the best Halo


#2590

So. Shovel Knight might be the best game I have ever played.
Just finished it today and jumped straight into NG+
The switch is the ideal platform for a game like that.


#2591

Urrghhhh I’m trying to make a dent in my games mountain but this kind of posting makes me want to just load shovel knight and say sod it to everything else…


#2592

What was so brill, is that you can just grind magic and hearts to make it easier, but not rely on them.
The music is incredible. It really is one of the best games I’ve ever finished.
Up there with Mario World. Just the complete package.


#2593

This game is making me angry now :rage:


#2594

I think I’m 2/3 through Dishonored 2. Quite annoyed that I thought I’d managed to get this far without killing anyone but the last two levels have ended with a total of eight casualties. One of them was a result of someone I knocked out falling over a bannister and landing two floors down.


#2595

how did you play it without a d-pad though???


#2596

A couple did totally beat me. Had to resort to a YouTube video to beat them and even then I couldn’t quite tell what to do!

But most just took a calm head and fresh eyes.

I loved that game. Thought it was ingenious.


#2597

Interested to get your thoughts. I really enjoyed it but never fell in love like with a bloodborne or souls. I never got anything from the story and so never felt compelled to pick it up to play. But when I did play it I would find it impossible to stop because the combat is so very very good.


#2598

That’s why I don’t bother with stealthy run-throughs any more and just let situations unfold naturally. I remember playing whatever the Deus Ex before the newest one was and some unconscious bloke slipped into the sewer without me noticing, fucking up my non-lethal playthrough. Soured the whole experience and made me wonder why I restrict myself so much when it hinders my enjoyment!


#2599

To be honest, the stealth aspect was exactly what appealed to me but it’s taking a real mentality shift to avoid the killing part.

I’m still playing Low Chaos and I’ve collected most of the extra things so it hasn’t ruined my game yet.


#2600

I cheated on 2 or 3 and i’m glad i did, the solutions were so absurd that i’d never have figured them out. Finished it last night, was good but i hoped for a bit more from it.