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  1. Strong disagree. But as with all art: de gustibus non est disputandum. I happily spent nearly 200 hours in Witcher 3. And would do it all over again. But it's not for everyone. It spoke to me, but not to you. That's cool. A game/art can't - and shouldn't - be everything to everyone.
  2. You mean the fight with Eredin? Found it rather straigth-forward once I figured out his attack style, and learned to dodge and parry and slice between his attacks.
  3. Speaking of Dark Forces: https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/star-wars-dark-forces-fan-remake-in-unreal-engine-4-gets-a-full-playthrough-video/
  4. A whole bunch of Star Trek games that I'd hoped would get some modern loving are on GOG, including Elite Force and Elite Force 2. Have purchased EF 1 and 2 - both still look and play excellently, even at 1024 x 768 resolutions.
  5. De gustibus non est disputandum.
  6. Come on, don't stop! Tell us how you *really* feel!
  7. Also, it would be REALLY bad optics for them to shut it down knowing how long it's been in production alongside all the other TES total conversion projects out there.
  8. I salute your bravery. That game was such a steaming pile of player-hating turds.
  9. Ditto. Got diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and depression a few years back and have been on several very useful meds since then that have positively impacted my life.
  10. Don't know if this has blipped your radar? If not, it's worth watching.
  11. A Crack in the Slab is *amazing*. No Clip have an entire documentary on Dishonored where they cover it, which you should not watch until after you've played the game through fully. Dishonored 2 is a masterpiece of design. I think the art is a bit more polished than the first game, and the loading times are a hair longer than in the first, but it's still one heck of a terrific game. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about the ultimate thesis the game presents, about the power structures that Delilah wants to destroy, I'm still ruminating over that weeks after I finished Dishonored 2 (and the kick in the teeth that was Death of the Outsider, which I strongly disliked.) As I don't have enough time to play games of late due to a demanding [new] job, I've mainly been testing out some demos and recent purchases that I'll likely explore this weeken, including the 2012 Game of Thrones game, which is...okay? It's not got the best of UIs, but it's got a hell of a lot of ambience. And presumably less rape and cheap titillation than the TV show. I've picked up Walden, a Game, which is an awesome game from what I've tried thus far (I specialised in Walden and Neitzsche in my undergrad days, and grew up near Walden Pond, so hits all kinds of happy buttons for me). It really hit the spot after a hectic day at work. I've also discovered that there's a Final Cut edition of The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing - which is a delightful little ARPG. I'm not entirely sure how it differs from the original version, but I was happy to pick it up, as it's a delightful game with a good sense of humour. Also on the radar is a quiet little game called The Station, which I tested out a bit. It has some questionable puzzle elements, but it's got style for miles and is full of ambience and ambition and personality. And it's set (of course) on a space station where Something Has Happened. I swear to Jad, if it turns into some Event Horizon horror bullshit, I'll be extremely disappointed. Anyway, that's me for the day.
  12. Resuming from where we left off in the last thread, it looks like we've got people playing Dishonored, Mass Effect, Horizon Dawn, and more. So, tell us what you're playing. Or, y'know, don't...if you really don't...want to. In the meantime, I'll be resuming playing Diablo 3, which has become the go-to game for several of us over here in Kangaroostan, to deal with 2020: The Revenge. When not working and not playing Diablo 3, Cyberpunk 2077 completely consumes my time - mostly on the weekends. It's an absolute wonder of a game, and I am continually gobsmacked by how engrossing and wild and crazy and ambitious it is. It's absolutely wonderful. And lest I forget, there's a wonderful little ARPG from the European game studio Redeev, called Anima. Let me quickly clarify. On Steam, it's called Anima: The Reign of Darkness, but on the Android, it's simply Anima. And both versions are wonderful. So if you enjoy Diablo-style action RPGS full of ambience and fun, easy to grasp gameplay, give Anima a try.
  13. If you system can handle it, Cyberpunk 2077 is so engrossing. It's a synesthetic melange of urban delights. I just could sit and watch and listen to it all day. It's such a wonderfully colourful, crazy, over the top, unreal vision of the near future as filtered through every singe cyberpunk reference I've ever watched, read, or heard. The ambition here is off the charts and oh man does it show. Between this and season 24 of Diablo 3, I have my cure for the Sydney lockdown blues.
  14. Could be? *points to the east coast of Australia*
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