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    #26
    cryocore wrote:
    I also noticed something and I am not sure if its an age thing (Im 36), a game quality thing, or the nature of the instant gratification/instant access to anything I want media wise but I am having trouble staying focused on one game for any length of time.
    I've found this as well, XCOM, FTL and maybe Borderlands 2 have been the only games this year I have really played for long periods of time and finished.

    Could be a quality thing from a plot perspective there seems to be a lack in setting up motivations for the character, like they jump into the story where a game sequel would happen and expect you to care.

    Also finding a lot of games aren't delivering what I want in a game they're kind of superficial with no real immersion (or attempt to create immersion or a connection to the gameworld)

    InvisibleShadow wrote:
    My problem is that I feel utterly drained after getting home from work and all I feel like doing is to kick back, listen to some music and talk sh*t in GPOD.
    This is what has put me off a lot of my favorite MP games, since a lot of them are unlock fests it feels like a chore playing them, if I'm a drained I CBF doing this.

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    #27
    Limit0 wrote:
    I know quite a number of people feeling the same, myself included. It's really weird.
    Even brand new games don't get played for more than an hour or so. Previously assumed it was because I was either stoned or was spoiled for choice (heaps of games, clocked very few). Now I'm wondering if it's an indication of games nowadays or due to my age - or both. I definitely feel games aren't living up to standards we should be seeing, or really aren't challenging enough.
    DayZ/Arma are by no means attention-grabbing, but I know you put huge hours in to those? (myself I have played about 20 hours of Arma in last 7 days, and about an hour in my 3 new games total, with exception of Darksiders 2)

    I think it's a game problem.

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    #28
    shadybrothers wrote:
    Might try it out later, how long is it?
    Bout an hour at most, you can't save btw you have to do a playthrough in one sitting.

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    #29
    Shikari wrote:
    Bout an hour at most, you can't save btw you have to do a playthrough in one sitting.
    This is where I was coming from with my "have I got what it takes" conversation above relates

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    #30
    Playing FFXI atm, what a game - the amount of content is amazing.

    The unfortunate side that is runs at 30fps max and DX8 kinda balances this out but i've really been enjoying it so far.

    I can't remember why I stopped playing like eight years ago but I regret that I did now!

    Still totally worth it and on sale for $11.99 till 7th Jan for anyone else interested, leveling is now extremely fast.

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    #31
    Bt wrote:
    Playing FFXI atm, what a game - the amount of content is amazing.
    Serious question: Why would anyone want to play a FF MMO? Everything that makes FF unique is pretty much missing from the MMO games. I honestly never understood the appeal of a FF titles sans all the FF trappings.

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    #32
    shadybrothers wrote:
    Have downloaded Home - wondering if I have what it takes to play it.
    I got creeped out by that game, only about 1 hour in. Yes, I'm a wuss.
    Edit: It's only an hour or so long? Shows much much time I spent having a panny instead of playing

    Greek wrote:
    I'm actually playing The Castle of Dr. Brain in DOSbox chasing a bit of old-school nostalgia:

    Hah, I had The Island of Dr. Brain as a kid, that game was awesome!

    I gripped Mass Effect on the Stream sale for $9.99 US and I'm enjoying it a whole bunch. I thought I had played at least the beginning of it before, but I was mistaken. Hard to believe I let this entire series slip, I must have had a shitty computer when it came out

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    #33
    Getting annoyed at Darksiders achivements not activating - especially main storyline associated ones that have to happen for the story to progress... Not game breaking by any means mind you.

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    #34
    InvisibleShadow wrote:
    I played a bit of Alan Wake earlier this year but it didn't appeal to me much for whatever reason. I might give it another shot at some stage.

    Does anybody else get severe motion sickness from playing particular games? I'm playing Portal 2 atm and while the game is awesomesauce I can't play for more than an hour before I feel like I'm going to vomit all over my keyboard. I had the same problem with the first Portal and Mirrors Edge, and I also get it when watching over someones shoulder when they're playing a FPS. Weird or what?
    Only happens on source games for me wasn't so bad in portal 2 but half life 2 I can't play for very long 20 mins and I have to shut the game down i've found using my prescription glasses helps to blunt it a bit but its still pretty bad one day i'll finish half life 2 lol

    Been playing Dark souls on pc really loving it i've been following hunter starcrafts guides on youtube for combat tips and where to find decent gear makes the game a little easier

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    #35
    Started playing Fallout 3 with add ons again yesterday, got to level 14, finished Point lookout, Operation Anchorage, tons of nice loot, got to the end of the wasteland survival guide mission to check out Rivet city's history only to ruin the main story by talking to Dr. Li and in turn finishing the main quest to find my dad :mad:

    Now i try to go to galaxy radio and the brotherhood arent there, i feel like i ruined my game /endrant

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    #36
    Not a bad thread idea as long as it doesn't become socks 2.

    I'm currently playing through the original Witcher enhanced edition and enjoying it just as much as if not more than the second one.

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    #37
    cryocore wrote:
    Serious question: Why would anyone want to play a FF MMO? Everything that makes FF unique is pretty much missing from the MMO games. I honestly never understood the appeal of a FF titles sans all the FF trappings.
    Not in the case of FFXI I believe, FFXIV was just a horrible experience for everyone involved though.

    Much of the expansion content for FFXI expands just the storyline itself, it is actually quite involving and massive.

    It has the FF combat, the FF spells, the FF style story lines. It will be very much more a FF title than the re-release of 14 is going to be.

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    #38
    Started playing Torchlight 2 again, I had put in about a week before Borderlands 2 came along and stole me away. Such a great game for $17.

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    #39
    InvisibleShadow wrote:
    I played a bit of Alan Wake earlier this year but it didn't appeal to me much for whatever reason. I might give it another shot at some stage.
    Yea, same here. I can't quite say why I didn't like it, but it probably was due to that stupid panning camera that reveals enemies before they sneak up on you, the gimmicky light-based combat system and the general lack of motivation to find your missing wife (I'm supposed to care for a character I barely interacted with and know next to nothing about?).

    Now, as for me, I've just finished playing through HL2 and both episodes. Looks like my impressions from years ago were correct - whoever designed the missions and environments for Episode 1 needs to be fired. Graphically, however, the games have aged really well, with the outdoor environments in Episode 2 still looking fantastic.

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    #40
    kapusta wrote:
    Graphically, however, the games have aged really well
    I would agree and would say that's why it's such a popular game, myself included. I play it vanilla and it still looks awesome.

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    #41
    Been playing Red Dead Redemption, I've spent a decent amount of time trying to quietly abduct citizens from Armadillo then leaving them somewhere out in the wilderness

    Also have been watching Helloween4545's Let's play of System Shock 2


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    #42
    -HB wrote:
    Been playing Red Dead Redemption, I've spent a decent amount of time trying to quietly abduct citizens from Armadillo then leaving them somewhere out in the wilderness
    lol, thats how i spent my last hours playing that. Hog tying people on the train tracks just above armadillo

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    #43
    Far Cry 3:-

    I encounter a hori chick examining some dead bodies. The chick then comments, "Wow. This all looks so delicious."

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    #44
    Atm I'm playing zone of the enders hd collection ugh the 1st one is weak sauce :/ 2nd one wow can see why it's a cult classic and got the collection with the revengence demo lol that's pretty cool

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    #45
    Finally got round to playing Lone Survivor A++ would trade again.

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    #46
    alienguy wrote:
    Started playing Fallout 3 with add ons again yesterday, got to level 14, finished Point lookout, Operation Anchorage, tons of nice loot, got to the end of the wasteland survival guide mission to check out Rivet city's history only to ruin the main story by talking to Dr. Li and in turn finishing the main quest to find my dad :mad:

    Now i try to go to galaxy radio and the brotherhood arent there, i feel like i ruined my game /endrant
    Fallout 3 is such a good game! Just reading this has convinced me to give it another play through (probably go for an energy + explosives character). I never did finish the last 3 of the expansions either so that's another incentive to play it again.

    I've been meaning to replay Dead Space for quite a while, but I don't have a TV for my Xbox and I remember the PC version (which I own) having terrible problems with the Xbox controller (movement would only register once the thumbstick had moved ~half it's max distance, which makes aiming very clunky). I could never find a fix for this and thus have not given it another play .

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    #47
    Watching a journey play through on youtube, I know watching it isnt the same experience but I really dont see what the fuss is about. looks boring.

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    #48
    Playing X-Com.

    One soldier gets killed by a thin man.
    Another soldier panics, shoots the escort in the head.

    Mission failed


    e: oh and it's crashed 5 times in the past hour. wtf man

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    #49
    Was about to buy Civ5 for the gf, but everything is cheap other than the game itself.....which is priced at 233% of what everyone else in the world pays

    Not keen to do the fake address thing etc.

    werewolves? wrote:
    Also finding a lot of games aren't delivering what I want in a game they're kind of superficial with no real immersion (or attempt to create immersion or a connection to the gameworld)
    Yeah I agree... and age/experience definitely doesn't help either - I tend to rent movies and watch them over 3 nights these days. After experiencing hundreds of stunning games/movies they just seem like a commodity unless they measure up to the best of the past.
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    #50
    Daaft wrote:
    Fallout 3 is such a good game! Just reading this has convinced me to give it another play through (probably go for an energy + explosives character). I never did finish the last 3 of the expansions either so that's another incentive to play it again.
    Yeah, it is really good. After finishing NV with expansions it is pretty hard to say which one is the better game. Point Lookout is so good, as is Operation Anchorage. I'm coming across a lot of quests and areas i missed on my other play throughs which is really good. Also i havn't done Broken Steel yet, the one you unlock after finishing the game and apparently thats the best one