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Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 11 May 2017, 13:35
by jambo
I was obsessed with Test Drive Unlimited, put hundreds of hours in.

I would normally just get in my red GT40 and cruise around the island, meeting up with randoms and just hanging out.

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 11 May 2017, 13:44
by Disco
I think the last Test Drive game I played was on the PS1?

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 11 May 2017, 13:55
by DarkMellie
jambo wrote:
11 May 2017, 13:35
I was obsessed with Test Drive Unlimited, put hundreds of hours in.

I would normally just get in my red GT40 and cruise around the island, meeting up with randoms and just hanging out.
Happy memories. My mate and I just used to road-train around the island without any real purpose. Loved every second.

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 11 May 2017, 18:41
by MuscularTeeth
Mini - get assetto corsa if you havent already.

i have the vive, and using the revive software i got superhot VR working no probs. get it sathias - its hell fun game in vr.

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 11 May 2017, 19:58
by Nitephyre
Yeah, I was damn annoyed when they finally canned the TDU servers, it was a great game to just tool around in after work.

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 11 May 2017, 23:38
by DarkMellie
Found my Steam screenshot folder... god help you all.

The Hunter: Call of the Wild.


I am a huge fan of the 'free-to-prey' game The Hunter and was pretty happy with the money I poured into it... this is an unusual opinion given the feral rage the game has forever garnered from people who want everything for free (that's sure to be an opinion to make me popular).

This latest one is a paid title.. but already has some DLC which has yet again got its audience up in arms.

On the MASSIVE MASSIVE OH MY GOD IT'S FUCKING HUGE maps you can unlock fast-travel areas and lookouts (lookouts will populate the map with nearby points of interest);

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As was The Hunter... Call of the Wild is absolutely stunning with the best vegetation and world-building of any game ever (imo);

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You'll earn XP and cash as you rake in your earlier kills with the XP invested in skills and perks (which might sound trite but is actually a pretty cool way to keep me playing at least) and while it's not always sporting;

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it will tell you how you killed the creature (in this case a panicked three shots as I came across my first Bison);

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it won't be long until you can afford your second main weapon... in my case foregoing a shotgun for this beautiful compound bow;

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that is modelled so well that you can see the arrow has broken on my practice shot;

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No bugs outside of the last part of my hunt... I'd crossed into a new area and had just spotted a majestic buck in the distance and I had a small herd of 3 European Bison bearing down on me... but suddenly my rifle, binoculars and hunting mate all disappeared. I could still flick between them and the icon would change, but I couldn't bring my rifle up. Gah. The buck would have been worth some pretty amazing XP and cash.

Here's the lead Bison as he finally realises what's in front of him.

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Probably the only things missing so far are;

- no free head-look. Possibly a consequence of the game now working with a controller... didn't try my TrackIR but presuming it won't work.
- no posing your trophy shots... was a morbid but pretty funny element of the FTP title

There is, however, an achievement for a 400+ meter kill... and I'm pretty sure the view distance on animals in the original didn't go that far.

Just realised the game is made by Avalanche (Just Cause, Mad Max) in their Apex engine... publisher is Expansive Worlds.

Just reading up on the 'Tent' DLC and actually, am feeling a little of the outrage. It's a massive gamespace and tents allow you to save your current spot when you stop playing. For a once-and-done game that should probably be a part of the game's price. Cosmetic shit, fine, don't care... hmmm..

All in all though, recommend!

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 11 May 2017, 23:39
by Sathias
MuscularTeeth wrote:
11 May 2017, 18:41
Mini - get assetto corsa if you havent already.

i have the vive, and using the revive software i got superhot VR working no probs. get it sathias - its hell fun game in vr.
Yeah I tried Superhot on the weekend, it's amazing :D

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 12 May 2017, 12:31
by Sathias
Going against the grain here but not sold on Prey at the moment. The enemies are hard to see, and all the weapons I've found so far hit like a wet lettuce leaf, unlike the enemies. I got excited when I saw you could replicate a crossbow but it's a freaking nerf crossbow. You have armour but most of their attacks seem to go straight through it. It doesn't seem to run all that well on my 1060 either, which is odd because I've read people say it's well optimised.

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 12 May 2017, 16:09
by Yurtles
IGN's review of Prey on PC absolutely panned it for being buggy. So there's that.

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 13 May 2017, 20:10
by DarkMellie
Prison Architect is out on iOS... fantastic port (went through paradox interactive I believe). Free to play base gives you two campaign missions and limited sand-box mode, $7.99 for unlimited sand-box and $22 gives you everything (campaign, sandbox).


Also, The Hunter CotW... seriously. Fucking AMAZING.

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 14 May 2017, 15:55
by storm84
43 sausages successfully cooked in Stephen's Sausage Roll. This game is fiendishly difficult, yet there's something so satisfying when it finally clicks.

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 14 May 2017, 19:28
by linxus
Is Elite Dangerous still going good? $40 for the game and xpac on the Humble store, so am considering getting it.

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 14 May 2017, 21:13
by Kendrite
linxus wrote:
14 May 2017, 19:28
Is Elite Dangerous still going good? $40 for the game and xpac on the Humble store, so am considering getting it.
And do you need vr for it to be good or is that just a bonus???

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 14 May 2017, 23:13
by DarkMellie
Bit of an odd night. Farming Sim 15 to start with, followed by Prison Architect on the Xbox and ending with Rimworld.

Rimworld is an odd jobby. Pretty happy with my refrigerator setup as my 6 colonists have more than enough food to last a long winter but just having some trouble with getting everyone to wear temperature appropriate clothing. I can see how this might become a little addictive.

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 15 May 2017, 00:01
by Nekosan
I have real problems making good clothing in that game without manipulating my colonists skills.


in other news, Disco drives like a boss:


Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 15 May 2017, 09:35
by Mini
Kendrite wrote:
14 May 2017, 21:13
linxus wrote:
14 May 2017, 19:28
Is Elite Dangerous still going good? $40 for the game and xpac on the Humble store, so am considering getting it.
And do you need vr for it to be good or is that just a bonus???
I enjoyed the game when I was playing it... and might have to grab the Horizons pass as I don't have that yet.
It is much better when playing with others though (and from what I have heard, much better with a flight stick)
I played it with keyboard and mouse and actually liked the flight style though

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 15 May 2017, 09:49
by Disco
Nekosan wrote:
15 May 2017, 00:01
I have real problems making good clothing in that game without manipulating my colonists skills.


in other news, Disco drives like a boss:

That was such bad luck :lol:

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 15 May 2017, 10:20
by Mini
Wow... that was impressive driving...

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 15 May 2017, 10:38
by Disco
The car probably wouldn't have exploded, but we jacked a guy a minute before that by ramming him head on.. >.>

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 15 May 2017, 11:23
by jambo
I've only been playing with another group, need to add everyone on Steam so I can join in the PA PUBG fun!

How do you voice chat? Discord, or a dedicated app?

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 15 May 2017, 11:28
by Disco
The guys I play with all use Teamspeak, I couldn't get into Discord.. just seemed messy.

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 15 May 2017, 11:34
by Mini
I use Discord, but haven't played with anyone from PA yet.
Usually another group of mates or family.

Which TS do you use Disco? The old GoN one?

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 15 May 2017, 11:53
by Disco
Mini wrote:
15 May 2017, 11:34
I use Discord, but haven't played with anyone from PA yet.
Usually another group of mates or family.

Which TS do you use Disco? The old GoN one?
I use one that Nekosan is hooked up with, something about a gato :lol:

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 15 May 2017, 20:18
by DarkMellie
STAR CITIZEN NEEDS 108GB OF SPACE.


WHAT IN THE EVER LOVING FUCK.

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Posted: 15 May 2017, 20:55
by DarkMellie
Why did no-one tell me that Last Stand was out for The Division? This is a lot of fun!