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Pizzamorg

Oh no, I know it is on Switch it is where I am playing (and loving) it, I just mean it is a shame it isn’t the Switch version that is free right now.

I also thought the concept sounded kinda naff and I don’t like rogues, so Loop Hero has been my surprise of the year given how much I am enjoying it.

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Mikmoomamimocki

Steam Winter Sale is now, I'm planning to get Portal 1 and 2 for 3 dollars combined.

There's a full Valve collection, every Valve game for 12 dollars. All of them. There's also every Half-Life for 7 dollars. Pretty cool.

Mikmoomamimocki

Pizzamorg

I see Outriders starting to get ***** on as people do their various 2021 wrap ups and man, just what a weird release that game turned out to be. Like it got off to a terrible start pretty much immediately with all the shadow nerfs from the demo to the main title, and then the game came with some of the worst glitches/bugs I have ever seen and yet they continued to spend time nerfing various things in the game before a fix was deployed. And granted it may have taken much longer to fix the various broken parts of the game and the nerfs were easier, but firstly, the game should have been delayed and secondly optics are so important, even if the nerfs were easier to do, they should have really held off on them until the fixes were deployed. And that isn’t mentioning the completely misguided endgame, too. Like so fresh off of the CP77 disaster, it was kinda amazing to see the Outriders devs keep fumbling in ways that seemed so obviously avoided. It felt like within a matter of weeks they had completely turned their own community against them through really poor decision making.

However, IMO as I know some people disagree, the first half of 2021 basically was a wasteland, so Outriders was really like my first proper 2021 game and with there being absolutely nothing else that excited me around the time, I ended up really investing myself in that game and soaking up the hype train. I knew better, but I just had nothing else, my life was a void and Outriders was the only thing I had to fill my void with. Sad, but there we are.

I ended up pouring hundreds of hours into that game across the demo and main game and in just a few weeks, I was done with it. I think I even took off time from work if I remember correctly because I was like FINALLY A NEW GAME TO PLAY. But after playing it well beyond the point of being fun and draining every last drop out of it that I could, I moved on and basically never looked back. In some ways, it not being a live service game was a blessing, but unlike say a Borderlands, there simply wasn’t enough loot to keep you playing. Outside of Legendary sets, there was no loot unique to classes, so across four different classes the loot poll was remarkably small and it became pretty easy to get everything eventually. Like I say, in some ways it is better than a game making you grind for hundreds of hours and completely busy work crap to unlock things, but if Outriders was going to make loot so easily obtainable, I really think there should have been more of it.

And so I do like think overall, it was saved by how bad early 2021 was. Had it come in a more balanced year, I’d probably have played it for less than a week on Gamepass or something and then just forgot about it entirely.

Beyond like addictive, FOMO driven, second job games like Destiny, I can’t think of another example where I put in above and beyond more of my time into a single title and for it to not turn up on my GOTY list and in fact, be a mostly forgotten part of my gaming year. And in some ways, that sort of makes Outriders seem like more of a disaster to me than something that was legitimately, fundamentally, bad.

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BruceCM

Eh, I enjoyed playing that on release, @Pizzamorg .... It'd have helped if I knew enough people that played on PC to do the co-op with but that's hardly the game's fault!

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skywake

Heatwave in Perth ATM so decided to drag my PC and plug it into the TV for the Christmas break. Have been doing in-home streaming from my laptop but since I physically can't use my PC in that room ATM for any length of time I figured it was best to just move it.

And wow, playing games in HDR on a screen that can do it justice? Very nice. Well worth the effort. Ori and Shadow of the Tomb Raider really shine. Makes me wonder why I've never done this before..... enough that I used my Christmas bonus to build a second PC to sit permanently next to my TV. TV now gets my 1660Ti, current desktop downgraded to something out of the "old GPUs" box, probably. My main machine will now basically just be for work, decent CPU and lots of RAM and a GPU basically just for display out. New PC will have less RAM (16GB), a low end i3 (basically a 7700K equivalent) and a 1660Ti. Then when GPUs get cheap again I can pick up something better

It really is a shame the Switch doesn't do HDR, we really are missing out on a lot not having it

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Pizzamorg

BruceCM wrote:

Eh, I enjoyed playing that on release, @Pizzamorg .... It'd have helped if I knew enough people that played on PC to do the co-op with but that's hardly the game's fault!

Yeah, I played through the campaign with friends. This definitely helped because we could all laugh at the awful story/performances together. Especially since the Outriders dev team hyped their story up so much.

But when it came to end game, it didn’t actually much matter, the stupid “dash to the finish line” design didn’t end up promoting much teamwork. It was mostly just every man for themselves scrambling to the boss as quickly as possible.

My understanding is the New Horizons update removed the timer and restructured how rewards are provided and it sorta feels like too little too late, but I guess if this does mean new people come to the game, at least they’ll be able to lean into the role they have chosen for their class, rather than playing the whole campaign one way then all be forced into the same meta damage build for end game.

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BruceCM

I thought the story was mostly pretty good, given it's really a primarily online game, @Pizzamorg .... I might have finished the campaign before they nerfed things too much, though! I'd played the demo about as much as was possible before the full game released, which probably helped, meaning I was starting after the prologue at higher levels than would be expected I might well go back to it sometime to see if the updates do improve that end-game part, though

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Pizzamorg

BruceCM wrote:

I thought the story was mostly pretty good, given it's really a primarily online game, @Pizzamorg .... I might have finished the campaign before they nerfed things too much, though! I'd played the demo about as much as was possible before the full game released, which probably helped, meaning I was starting after the prologue at higher levels than would be expected I might well go back to it sometime to see if the updates do improve that end-game part, though

Lol, fair enough. We all thought the story was a load of old bollocks with some truly terrible performances, but that created it’s own enjoyment. I am glad you liked the story, though.

Yeah, I think the demo was a blessing and a curse. The demo allowed you to get burnt out on the game before it even came out, and all of the items were stronger in the demo, with extensive shadow nerfs - they either never addressed or didn’t address for many months - applied to every item going into the full game. However, it gave you a great foundation to really get stuck in from the ground running and start theory crafting those builds. It is just a shame all of those builds became worthless come end game because of the single focus it had at the time.

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BruceCM

Guess I wasn't expecting too much from the 'story' in a basically online game, @Pizzamorg .... Considering I was doing it all on my own, it seemed good! It's a looter-shooter, you expect to spend a fair amount of time redoing the content to get all the gear, don't you? Seemed a lot better for that than some others I tried but I don't tend to play games like that much, so I don't really have enough experience to say whether that is truly the case or not

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Pizzamorg

I think there is a real careful balance in a looter shooter. For example, in Destiny 2, some weapons required some absolutely absurd grind to unlock (some were quite literally time gated) and I never thought the rewards were all that worth it. Many of the Exotics in that game are almost hilariously useless.

On the opposite end of the spectrum is a game like say Borderlands, which showers you in loot so strong, so consistently, it creates a lot of short term fun but long term makes the loot feel kinda meaningless.

I think Division 2 had one of the very best loot systems I’d experienced in a looter, loot was fairly easy to obtain with only a couple of things locked behind raids/legendary difficulty and non-essential stuff at that, but otherwise you could get everything just by playing. However, because of the focus on builds and min-maxing in that game, just getting the item wasn’t necessarily the end of the story. Long after I’d “run out of stuff to do” in that game, I still kept playing, because I loved all the specific and nuanced builds I could create in that game.

Sadly, when Warlords came, it diluted the loot system to the point of almost worthlessness while also simultaneously massively ramping up the difficulty across the game to appeal to a vocal minority of babies crying about how the OP build they made made the game “too easy”. Like how ***** stupid can you get? But sadly, they caved and it kinda ruined the game. They’ve been slowly trying to undo the damage the expansion caused to the game, but it seems like not a lot of resource is being given to that game and it has effectively been on life support for the last two or so years.

This is part of why I was so excited for Outriders. I had drained every drop I could out of Borderlands 3 and Division 2, even with the changes I hated. I hated the direction Destiny 2 went in and gave up on that entirely. I burned through pretty much every recommended ARPG. Hell, I even played Anthem for a time. ANTHEM. I just needed that loot fix and Outriders delivered for a time, but the loot pool was simply too small and too shallow.

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BruceCM

Outriders had a huge advantage over those for me being 3rd person instead of fps, though, @Pizzamorg .... I certainly don't mean I took the story very seriously or really paid much attention to the details or anything, it's just to 'explain' why you're doing stuff Instead of being 'go there to kill monsters, loot chests & defeat the boss or whatever to get gear/ crafting materials & earn money to buy/ upgrade gear & level up so you can go to another area with stronger monsters & boss to do the same, lol'

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Pizzamorg

Division and Division 2 are third person as well

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BruceCM

Haven't played those, @Pizzamorg .... Should I bother with the 1st now or just go straight to 2? Have played Ghost Recon Wildlands & mean to get around to Breakpoint, if those are similar enough Mind you, I only got Wildlands when it was 75% off the ultimate version, which made it almost the same price as the base game in the sale but did include some useful stuff, lol

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Pizzamorg

BruceCM wrote:

Haven't played those, @Pizzamorg .... Should I bother with the 1st now or just go straight to 2? Have played Ghost Recon Wildlands & mean to get around to Breakpoint, if those are similar enough Mind you, I only got Wildlands when it was 75% off the ultimate version, which made it almost the same price as the base game in the sale but did include some useful stuff, lol

That is kinda hard to answer. 1 has the better end game and a surprisingly different loot system. However, obviously, player population is going to be generally quite low. So unless you have friends to go through with you, you may not have a great experience. However, should you have friends to team up with, I’d argue Division 1 is the better game.

Division 2 is obviously the more populated game and arguably has more refined gameplay/game feel, but it doesn’t have as strong of an endgame (it is basically a “create your own” kind of endgame, really) and I feel like almost all of the changes to the game post Warlords made the game worse, but I guess you won’t know any differently as you’ll have never experienced the original loot system.

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BruceCM

Yeah, I hardly know anyone who plays on PC, @Pizzamorg ..... So, I'd only get any game if there's enough to play without relying on the multi-player part! But I remember I got a key for The Division 2 from Ubi in one of their streams I watched, so I should try that game sometime, anyway

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Pizzamorg

For what it's worth I highly recommend it, it's one of my favourite games of all time.

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edhe

I recently bought a games bundle, and there are a number of download keys I'm not that interested in redeeming. The following games are up for grabs:

12 is better than 6
20XX
Anodyne 2: Return to Dust
Barony
Boreal Blade
Clustertruck
Crowntakers
Disc Room
Embr
Farm Manager 2018
Figment
Fling to the Finish
Four Sided Fantasy
Golf It
Heaven's Vault
Helheim Hassle
Hyper Light Drifter
Jumpala
Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2
Kind Words
Make Sail
Murderous Pursuits
OCO
Pankapu
PC Building Simulator
Project Winter
Radical Rabbit Stew
Regions of Ruin
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam
Red Orchestra 2
Samurai Gunn
Scoot Kaboom and the Tomb of Doom
Shift Happens
Sizeable
Surviving Mars
Tales of the Neon Sea
The First Tree
The Haunted Island - a Frog Detective Game
The Void Rains upon her Heart
The World Next Door
Ultimate Chicken Horse
Unrailed!
Urban Trial Tricky
Wheels of Aurelia
Witch It
XTHRUST

ie., most of them - the YouTuber who promoted it was purposefully cryptic (not naming any of the games within) when promoting the bundle, because a lot of the games are pretty unexciting.

If anyone is interested in any particular game on the list, add me as a friend on steam (edhe1984), and i'll send you a key as quickly as possible. I think they might expire by Saturday.

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6ch6ris6

@edhe sent you an invite (Ginger Freeman / 6ch6ris6)
could i please get 12 is better than 6, Clustertruck, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam and Red Orchestra 2?

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edhe

@6ch6ris6 it hasn't appeared on my notifications yet, but I've sent you an invite too. I'll check back later. I'll be at work from 5pm, so I might not be on again until tomorrow

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TommyTendo

I started playing MapleStory again. It's some years since last time.
There's too much stuff now. The game was much better before 2010 when the Big Bang update came and turned everything on its head.

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