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Re: Playing other games

Post by Golden_Gonads » Fri, 18. Dec 20, 23:39

I didn't like ME2 at the time, though it has grown on me somewhat. 95% of the game felt like it was act one, then it skipped right to the end.

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Re: Playing other games

Post by Mightysword » Sat, 19. Dec 20, 02:02

I guess it depends on what you're looking for. ME2 has the best character developments for me among Bioware games (even more so than their classic BGII or the newer Dragon Age). I didn't really much care for most of them in ME1, but ME2 makes me want to BFF all of them. ME3 is great in that department too, but I think a lot of it owned to the foundation set in ME2.
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Re: Playing other games

Post by Gavrushka » Sun, 20. Dec 20, 00:40

Just bought Postal 2 (never played it previously...) Motion sickness hit within a minute, no matter how wide the field of view. - What is it about the earlier first person games that does that? I'm fine with the more modern ones, but almost all those early ones lead me down the path of whiplash from projectile vomiting.

It's a shame because I loved the flippant feel of the game. :(
“We’re impotent,” Michael said.

“We’ve a chance to put right past mistakes, and that’s what we’re doing right now,” Lucifer said, one eye on Persephone who looked deeply uncomfortable with the conversation. “This is our atonement.” Now that straightened his back. All she’d have to do is suggest he self-flagellated and he’d be in ecstasy. Of all their Father’s creations, she was pretty sure she and her siblings were by far the most flawed…

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Re: Playing other games

Post by pjknibbs » Sun, 20. Dec 20, 08:07

Gavrushka wrote:
Sun, 20. Dec 20, 00:40
Just bought Postal 2 (never played it previously...) Motion sickness hit within a minute, no matter how wide the field of view. - What is it about the earlier first person games that does that?
It might be the field of view, is there an option to change that in the game settings?

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Re: Playing other games

Post by Gavrushka » Sun, 20. Dec 20, 09:15

pjknibbs wrote:
Sun, 20. Dec 20, 08:07
Gavrushka wrote:
Sun, 20. Dec 20, 00:40
Just bought Postal 2 (never played it previously...) Motion sickness hit within a minute, no matter how wide the field of view. - What is it about the earlier first person games that does that?
It might be the field of view, is there an option to change that in the game settings?
Yeah, I gave that a shot, setting it all the way up to widest (Postal 2 is very flexible with that) but it still had my stomach visiting my mouth. - I don't understand the science behind how older games do this, but not far newer ones. I never had issues when first playing games like Doom and Wolfenstein, but I guess age and decay have taken their toll.
“We’re impotent,” Michael said.

“We’ve a chance to put right past mistakes, and that’s what we’re doing right now,” Lucifer said, one eye on Persephone who looked deeply uncomfortable with the conversation. “This is our atonement.” Now that straightened his back. All she’d have to do is suggest he self-flagellated and he’d be in ecstasy. Of all their Father’s creations, she was pretty sure she and her siblings were by far the most flawed…

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Re: Playing other games

Post by Vertigo 7 » Sun, 20. Dec 20, 09:23

Gavrushka wrote:
Sun, 20. Dec 20, 09:15
pjknibbs wrote:
Sun, 20. Dec 20, 08:07
Gavrushka wrote:
Sun, 20. Dec 20, 00:40
Just bought Postal 2 (never played it previously...) Motion sickness hit within a minute, no matter how wide the field of view. - What is it about the earlier first person games that does that?
It might be the field of view, is there an option to change that in the game settings?
Yeah, I gave that a shot, setting it all the way up to widest (Postal 2 is very flexible with that) but it still had my stomach visiting my mouth. - I don't understand the science behind how older games do this, but not far newer ones. I never had issues when first playing games like Doom and Wolfenstein, but I guess age and decay have taken their toll.
Try setting your refresh rate to either 60 or 30 hz.
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Re: Playing other games

Post by Gavrushka » Sun, 20. Dec 20, 09:34

Vertigo 7 wrote:
Sun, 20. Dec 20, 09:23
Gavrushka wrote:
Sun, 20. Dec 20, 09:15
pjknibbs wrote:
Sun, 20. Dec 20, 08:07


It might be the field of view, is there an option to change that in the game settings?
Yeah, I gave that a shot, setting it all the way up to widest (Postal 2 is very flexible with that) but it still had my stomach visiting my mouth. - I don't understand the science behind how older games do this, but not far newer ones. I never had issues when first playing games like Doom and Wolfenstein, but I guess age and decay have taken their toll.
Try setting your refresh rate to either 60 or 30 hz.
I did that too. - It's the 1st thing I do with all games, but it doesn't work with some. - I bought a load of FPS games in sales a couple of months back, and I *think* it was only Crysis I could play. - It makes no sense...
“We’re impotent,” Michael said.

“We’ve a chance to put right past mistakes, and that’s what we’re doing right now,” Lucifer said, one eye on Persephone who looked deeply uncomfortable with the conversation. “This is our atonement.” Now that straightened his back. All she’d have to do is suggest he self-flagellated and he’d be in ecstasy. Of all their Father’s creations, she was pretty sure she and her siblings were by far the most flawed…

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Re: Playing other games

Post by Vertigo 7 » Sun, 20. Dec 20, 09:42

Gavrushka wrote:
Sun, 20. Dec 20, 09:34
Vertigo 7 wrote:
Sun, 20. Dec 20, 09:23
Gavrushka wrote:
Sun, 20. Dec 20, 09:15


Yeah, I gave that a shot, setting it all the way up to widest (Postal 2 is very flexible with that) but it still had my stomach visiting my mouth. - I don't understand the science behind how older games do this, but not far newer ones. I never had issues when first playing games like Doom and Wolfenstein, but I guess age and decay have taken their toll.
Try setting your refresh rate to either 60 or 30 hz.
I did that too. - It's the 1st thing I do with all games, but it doesn't work with some. - I bought a load of FPS games in sales a couple of months back, and I *think* it was only Crysis I could play. - It makes no sense...
To be clear, i don't mean capping your frame rate, i mean capping your monitor's refresh rate to a lower value.
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Re: Playing other games

Post by Gavrushka » Sun, 20. Dec 20, 10:18

Vertigo 7 wrote:
Sun, 20. Dec 20, 09:42

To be clear, i don't mean capping your frame rate, i mean capping your monitor's refresh rate to a lower value.
Ah, I thought you meant enabling vSync. - My monitor has a refresh of 60 anyhow, but I'll work out how to reduce that.

Thanks for the suggestion! :)
“We’re impotent,” Michael said.

“We’ve a chance to put right past mistakes, and that’s what we’re doing right now,” Lucifer said, one eye on Persephone who looked deeply uncomfortable with the conversation. “This is our atonement.” Now that straightened his back. All she’d have to do is suggest he self-flagellated and he’d be in ecstasy. Of all their Father’s creations, she was pretty sure she and her siblings were by far the most flawed…

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Re: Playing other games

Post by Rug » Mon, 21. Dec 20, 13:57

I've heard (and read) good thigs about Rockstar's RDR2, and am quite tempted to add it to my collection. But I've got lots of GTA games (also from Rockstar of course) that I've never really got into at all.

I don't know if the lack of financial commitment to the free GTA games is part of the issue, but I'm worried that it may be that Rockstar games and me are just not really made for each other.

So... I'm sure some of you have played both, and can give me a bit of an idea about how similar/different these games are.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Playing other games

Post by mr.WHO » Fri, 15. Jan 21, 22:05

I endorse Satisfactory - more relaxing (not much of combat) and 3D version of Factorio.

Funny thing is I laugh of "ecologist movement", yet Satisfactory was first game where I felt bad after using my chainsaw to literally de-foliage entire valley (you need to use biomass to power your low tier factory)...

...now I'm much better having huge ass coal power plant.

Later on you have oil plants and Nuclear plants, that produce non-recyclable nuclear waste.

...Damn...guess I'll start to design Chernobyl style sarcophage/vault.

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Re: Playing other games

Post by Alan Phipps » Fri, 15. Jan 21, 22:52

@ mr.WHO: I've been watching the progress of games like Satisfactory and Evospace as I like building type sandbox games, and I'm glad that you said 'relaxing' about Satisfactory as I really don't like artificially imposed time or enemy progression pressures in those sorts of games. Thanks.
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Re: Playing other games

Post by mr.WHO » Sat, 16. Jan 21, 01:38

Alan Phipps wrote:
Fri, 15. Jan 21, 22:52
@ mr.WHO: I've been watching the progress of games like Satisfactory and Evospace as I like building type sandbox games, and I'm glad that you said 'relaxing' about Satisfactory as I really don't like artificially imposed time or enemy progression pressures in those sorts of games. Thanks.
The only pressure so far is that in low tiers you have to bother with going from buring leafs from bushes to generate electricity to buring biomass from most of biological things until you unlock coal plant - the issue with biomass is that you have to manually refuel it from time to time (and burning leafs even more oftne) - coal plan is the first electric plan that you can fully automatize - after that the game is full chill relax of making big ass cartoon style factories.

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Re: Playing other games

Post by matthewfarmery » Mon, 18. Jan 21, 22:20

Everspace 2 is now out in early access. downloading it, but from the reviews, and what I seen so far, looks good. As they dropped the rougelike element from the game. So its more of a freelancer style, Will report my findings once I played it a bit.
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Re: Playing other games

Post by mr.WHO » Mon, 18. Jan 21, 23:36

matthewfarmery wrote:
Mon, 18. Jan 21, 22:20
Everspace 2 is now out in early access. downloading it, but from the reviews, and what I seen so far, looks good. As they dropped the rougelike element from the game. So its more of a freelancer style, Will report my findings once I played it a bit.
Ever since I discovered Egosoft games, I can't go back to Freelancer style games - they are totally boring an identical. You're locked within small class of ships, usually cannot own big things like station and capships and you're locked in average plot + generic missions (that usually are no better than X-series generic missions).

I think the only exception to above fromula is Starpoint Gemini Warlords, but somehow I couldn't got past the grind and got bored after several hours.

Edit: Freelancer was good, because it was first, had somewhat good storyline and was sharing universe with Starlancer that was a nice Space Sim.

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