A gaming thread for 2018

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#5184

Describe the Soulsborne franchise in two words:


#5185

My family bought me this for a (very) early 40th birthday present today. Quite excited to try it once the kids are in bed:


#5186

Got perfect runs on both of the gauntlets (series of games, first to five ones or two losses) I did today in Artifact. One draft, one constructed.

Fuck this patent nonsense, I’m going pro.


#5187

Interested to hear this!


#5188

These are the most fun enemies to parry riposte. Also very visually satisfying imo


#5189

I quite like that I’d got my confidence up after the first Yarnham bit and was like, “yeah I could probably batter this massive bastard who has a hammer four times the size of me” only to be swiftly proven wrong

I have no idea where I’m meant to be going, which is kinda cool. There seems to be a few avenues I can trek down rn


#5190

So there are 3 Star Wars related things so far supported; play big games of Holochess, RTS battles on a giant scale and most importantly have Lightsaber battles.

The build quality of the weapon itself is incredible. Feels like holding a weighty, authentic sword. The headset gets heavy on your neck after a while but feels good.

Haven’t unlocked the Holochess yet but the RTS game was pretty wicked, if incredibly easy at entry level.

The Lightsaber battles are the big draw though and are very good indeed. Once you learn the way the game wants you to play them. All about calm, considered placement, blocks and jabs. Go in arms waving and, like Skyward Sword or Wii Sports Resort, the game glitches, gets out of whack and seems fairly garbage. Play it calmly, and it’s bloody immersive.

I’m not sure I’d say to spend £100-250 on it, as you’d have to outside of sales, but as a gift and party game, it’s great fun!

Hope they add a Death Star trench run to it…


#5191

That sounds great. As you say, it’s a lot of money though. I will add it to my wishlist, if anyone spots it cheap and wants to get me it then great


#5192

Yeah this is where it really opens up. Lots of avenues to explore if you hit a wall in terms of difficulty.


#5193

RELIEF

edit: oh, nvm. died 10 seconds later. fuck that boss.


#5194

Brother in law has just got a ps4 so I’m getting him a game for Xmas, Ive narrowed down the choices but want a consensus

  • Dishonoured 2
  • Horizon zero dawn
  • Uncharted 4
  • Last of us remastered
  • Witcher 3

0 voters


#5195

For pure content, W3. If he doesn’t have much gaming time though…Last of Us.


#5196

It depends what he’s into; big open world rpgs then Witcher or Horizon. Tight linear narrative action adventures then Uncharted of Last of Us or sneaky first person fun (Dishonoured 2).


#5197

I’m more tempted by horizon than the witcher, given its more bombastic and not quite as large. He’s a copper so he’s got a lot of free time on his 4 day weekends, so that’s not an issue.

I’ll probably go for uncharted or the last of us to be fair, he’s got rdr2 so I imagine he’ll be open worlded out by the time he’s finished that and won’t want to be trekking around on a horse or dinosaur for hours right away. Something fast and linear is the antidote for hours of sleepy horseplay


#5198

playing Dark Cloud for the first time, quite like it


#5199

If he hasn’t played TLOU that is an immense present. I’d pay a serious sum to forget it entirely and replay. Though it was my re-introduction to PS4 after years off gaming :thinking:


#5200

Similar, brother has put:

  • Mario party
  • Pokemon
  • Smash bros
  • Rdr2

0 voters

(spot the odd one out)

_tempted _ to go for Mario party and get a copy myself for some multiplayer. Could do the same with smash though


#5201

Mario partys online mode is barely there. Wouldnt bother if thats ur plan. Mario party is only ever worh it of u see yourself in a situation with 3 others playing games multiple times a year. In the same room


#5202

I would very much like for this to happen


#5203

great game