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#1081

Anyone want a Gwent beta code? I’ve got three.


#1082

If you are an amazon prime member you can get Kentucky Route Zero for free at the moment via the twitch app - only until the 24th though. If you are not a member - maybe you can get a 30 day free trial?

I’ve not played it myself but I’ve only heard good things.


#1083

It’s fantastic, great story and awesome art direction


#1084

FaithfulElasticArcticseal

i :heart_eyes: overwatch


#1085

anyone else here play counterstrike?


#1086

It truely is one of the best multiplayer games ever


#1087

Fucking yes mate.


#1088

I really don’t understand this. I mean, it’s not bad, quite fun but I found it a small and MOBA-like.


#1089

The only thing MOBA like about is that you play heroes with specific abilities. It’s just incredibly well balanced, fun and paced in such a brilliant way that a round is over before it has the chance to get boring and a come back is always possible which means you rarely feel like you’re stuck in a game you’re destined to lose. Add in all the bright colourful feedback and audio queues it tickles the part of the brain that makes you :slight_smile: for doing good. It’s like a constant endorphin hit that, at least in my experience, very few games achieve.


#1090

I find Overwatch a weirdly cynical experience. Everything about it is calculated to an almost absurd degree to be The Team Based Shooter 2016-Forever, but for me it’s entirely lacking the heart that made TF2 such a great game. Also the skill ceiling is about knee height.

There’s no doubt that objectively it’s a very good game. Blizzard have basically looked at every popular multiplayer game going, cribbed the best elements from each and carefully constructed a AAA-backed gundam with it. But it leaves me very cold.


#1091

@Epimer fyi i couldn’t be arsed with braid in the slightest after playing the demo


#1092

Yeah is what I mean, those hero abilities and learning how to use them is what makes it MOBA like for me. I prefer something like Battlefield personally, it’s got a much slower more tactical pace. I found Overwatch too frantic.


#1093

I agree it’s a very masterfully put together game but yes I played the free weekend and I just didn’t care for it. It seemed shallow, even though I know it isn’t. I wanted to like it but I couldn’t get on board.

I think my favourite pvp multiplayer experiences are Battlefield and Guild Wars 2’s world vs world.


#1094

This sounds a bit like ‘I preferred the earlier games’ tbh. I think any accusations of calculated-ness are offset by the amount of care and attention that has gone into the game, especially regarding the backstory and exemplary character design. I don’t really understand your skill ceiling comment. It has a low floor but the ceiling, on some of the characters especially, feels high to me.

@Ichor it sounds like it’s just not to your tastes - fair dues!


#1095

so the NES classic has been discontinued then

wtf was the point of that


#1096

you can still pick them up for 5 grand on ebay


#1097

Last few hours of FFXV were shit


#1098

Platinum have put a bunch of clips of Bayonetta saying her most iconic catchphrases three times on their YouTube page.

Hmmmm…?


#1099

Saw this mentioned elsewhere but unfortunately it looks like those clips are from an article to help Japanese players understand and use Bayonetta’s phrases in English conversation.
https://www.platinumgames.co.jp/magazine/detail/?id=2_11279


#1100

was off work sick for a couple of days

i’m now 60 hrs into Persona 5

fuckin’ ell

got 2 palaces left

love it