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What are we playing? #1234861
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Since we've had a few threads focused on specific games, thought I'd post up a general one that folks can converse about any of the "Darkside" (RPG, FPS, RTS, ***MMO) games they happen to have on tap currently.

Doesn't matter what platform (PC, Console or Mobile) feel free to post away. Tell us about the fun your having, issues or hints you've come across.

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Me personally, I've been playing Skyrim (yet again), jumping in and out of BG3 and the Anniversary version of Halo 2 remastered for PC. Been having some issues with the first two, but surprisingly the Halo games have been running smoothly for me. I've heard multi-player has been having issues, but I've been focused on the single player campaigns and those seem to be going great, so props to 343 Industries. grin


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Re: What are we playing? [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1234870
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Right now I'm playing Bioshock Infinite and Skyrim SE, slightly modded (so far).

Bioshock Infinite is a lot of fun, though I'm finding that more than two hours of gameplay makes me dizzy. There's a lot of swooping around, which is a blast. And it's non-stop action, with good exploration potential, a decent story, and fantastic graphics. So far I'd give it a 9.0 because it does what it does really well.

And then there's Skyrim. This time I'm a mage from the start, though I can Sneak and open locks. So far it's Destruction/Restoration, simply because of the spells that are available in the early game. I'm also using Conjuration. No training so far, simply because the early levels of any skill are so easy to raise anyway. At Level 9 the only Attribute I've raised is Magic, which does create interesting situations in a fight, even with Lydia. I'm going to try to follow the Magic trees all the way up in at least a few schools. Not sure exactly which combination I'll use, but we'll see as the game progresses.


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Re: What are we playing? [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1234872
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I am halfway through the VGA remake version of Quest for Glory 1. I first played this game around 1990, so it's been quite a while! scared

It is every bit as good as I remember: engaging characters, fun puzzles and plot. Many Sierra games had a point-based system by which you could keep track of your progress. I currently have about 240 points out of 500 points possible.

Re: What are we playing? [Re: Marian] #1234881
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Originally Posted by Marian
I am halfway through the VGA remake version of Quest for Glory 1. I first played this game around 1990, so it's been quite a while! scared

It is every bit as good as I remember: engaging characters, fun puzzles and plot. Many Sierra games had a point-based system by which you could keep track of your progress. I currently have about 240 points out of 500 points possible.



Very cool old game. I tried going back to play some of the similar old TSR games like Curse of the Azure Bonds from the Forgotten Realms series, but I'm sooooo spoiled by good graphics now I didn't last long.


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Re: What are we playing? [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1234884
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I played a few of the QFG games back in the day. Loved them.


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Re: What are we playing? [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1234890
12/02/20 02:17 PM
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Boo hoo! Nothing right now... that video card died after a week. Can't even play Plants V. Zombies Garden Wars 2 with the on-board graphics. So, I'm doing a little romping in Psychonauts!


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Re: What are we playing? [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1234907
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I am on pause with Psychonauts right now, I loved the game but I am on the last fight in the game and I just can't beat him.... hoping a rest will help when I go back to it. LOL


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Re: What are we playing? [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1234909
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Winfrey, as you know, I was so frustrated with the fire demon fight in the Milkman Conspiracy that I just put the game down for a couple of months. When I had to connect to my on-board graphics - and this is before I had updated the drivers and it was kind of laggy! - I was bored one night and went it. Beat it the first try! I laughed at myself! Trying to beat the Den Mother now. Is the last boss fight the bullfight? I can't remember.


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Re: What are we playing? [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1234915
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It’s the Boss fight. You have 3 levels of fighting . I did the first 2 one more to go.


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Re: What are we playing? [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1234931
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I remember that one... don't think I ever beat it!


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Re: What are we playing? [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1234937
12/02/20 08:40 PM
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The hard part is you have to jump on his arm and hit him in the face. I have a hard time getting the exact spot jumping up to make a hit. No where else works..


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Re: What are we playing? [Re: hagatha] #1235496
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Originally Posted by hagatha
I played a few of the QFG games back in the day. Loved them.


Me too. In fact I played them all and still re-play both QFG 4 and QFG 5 from time to time.

Currently, though, am still just re-dipping in and out of Oblivion and Morrowind lol


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Re: What are we playing? [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1235500
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I'm playing Hidden Folks this very moment, and enjoying it a lot. I'm hoping for a sequel, but haven't heard anything. For those unfamiliar, it is a 2017 hidden-object game in the spirit of a "Where's Waldo?" book. But if this game were a book, each page would be as big as a wall in your room. This game has *humongous* areas for you to look for needles in hay stacks, sometimes literally.

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Re: What are we playing? [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1235531
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Getting bored, so started playing Zanzarah for the umpteenth time! Still on my on-board graphics. The mouse issues in this game from Steam are nearly impossible to deal with, so will probably go back to Psychonauts. Hopefully this weekend I'll open up my case and install this new graphics card and get back into Metro Exodus.


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Re: What are we playing? [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1235537
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I've finished Oblivion and am now blasting my way through Bioshock Infinite and Skyrim.


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Re: What are we playing? [Re: Draclvr] #1235564
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Originally Posted by Draclvr
Getting bored, so started playing Zanzarah for the umpteenth time! Still on my on-board graphics. The mouse issues in this game from Steam are nearly impossible to deal with, so will probably go back to Psychonauts. Hopefully this weekend I'll open up my case and install this new graphics card and get back into Metro Exodus.



Yeah, I've read some reviews about the older game playing much better on early hardware than the so called, "optimized" releases. Too bad, those were fun games. Maybe some dev will come out with an independent patch. Considering it's similarities to Pokémon, I'm actually kind of surprised that it hasn't shown up in the Nexus. I wonder if it's platform isn't mod-friendly.


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Re: What are we playing? [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1235565
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I don't think Zanzarah was optimized at all. There may have been a tweak or two, but it's barely playable from Steam. It was never a money maker, but is a pretty popular older game.


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Re: What are we playing? [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1235578
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I have Zanzarah running great on my Windows 7 computer. It's the Steam version, and I did have to tweak settings a bit per the instructions on the technical thread. No problems now.

Re: What are we playing? [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1235579
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Yes, it ran perfectly on my Windows 7 drive too. I'm just to lazy to reconnect that drive and boot into it!


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Re: What are we playing? [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1236371
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I'm still really enjoying Bioshock Infinite, just playing for an hour or two at a time. It's a bit fast and furious for a whole day of playing, but really fun in small doses.


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Re: What are we playing? [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1237086
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I have been working my way through the Resident Evil games. Finished 1 original, 1 remake, 2 remake, 3 remake and about 2/3 of RE4.
To make it clear, Raccoon City has a lot of well fed zombies right now lol because I'm terrible at actions games. And RE4 are just terrible.
Clumsy control, can't get my controller to work at all, so I have to use the keyboard and mouse. And, no sub-titles. That is rather important for me since English is not my mother tongue, and while I have no problem understanding the written word it's not everything I understand when spoken.
Not a big fan of being a baby-sitter for a lousy teenager either, but that is part of the game smile


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I've been replaying Tomb Raider Anniversary and Tomb Raider 2 . Can't remember how many times I have replayed both! Thinking of starting other TR games I haven't replayed in a few years.


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Re: What are we playing? [Re: Carolin] #1237364
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I played RE4 a long while ago and thoroughly enjoyed it, though there were a few difficult areas. Maybe it is time to play another one. Which would you suggest as best next to RE4?

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