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The last game you completed, and rating.

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by CaptainRAVE, 11 Apr 2012.

  1. ic1male

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Oct 2003

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    Location: Westchestershire

    I know this question wasn't aimed at me and I've only just started playing Evil Within 2 - about an hour in - but already it feels much better. The graphics are vastly improved.

    Carrion - 7/10

    Graphics were really quite good for the style, gameplay was fun but a wee bit frustrating as the controls aren't perfect. Could really do with a map though, I got lost at the end and therefore felt like I didn't want to go around finding the missing secrets.
     
  2. Dirk Diggler

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Jan 2013

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    Tell me about it! I thought I would try this again now that I have a 16:9 screen as opposed to the 21:9 that it didn't support. Now it refuses to switch from 640 x 480 resolution. I've deleted and reinstalled the game, deleted all the saves and inis but no, Bethesda are determined it's 1970 resolution or nothing.
     
  3. strumpusplunket

    Mobster

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    Guess that settles it then - straight into 2 I think! Cheers.
     
  4. ic1male

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    It won't max out your GPU, never goes above 80-ish% usage but adjust your resolution/settings and you'll still get 60fps out of it.
     
  5. ne0

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    I've only played the 2nd one; skipped straight to that when I was wondering the same thing. I think the 2nd one was deemed to be a vast improvement over the 1st so personally I would just dive straight into that. It's got a great story and very well told.
     
  6. Fluffybob

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 Aug 2011

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    Location: Lancashire

    Call of Duty Modern Warfare Single Player, good involving story, bit short (but they all are these days) 7/10
     
  7. Gray2233

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Oct 2010

    Posts: 3,073

    Halo 2.

    Played through this via Xbox Games Pass on PC, wasn't the best experience but it was entertaining enough to finish. Honestly I found the game pretty forgettable, a lacklustre followup to the first game and overshadowed by the third.
     
  8. JeditOjanen

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Feb 2011

    Posts: 5,276

    Four Last Things. A point and click adventure based on the art of Hieronymus Bosch and his contemporaries. There's not a great deal to it, to be honest - if you're familiar with the genre you'll finish it in under two hours, although you'll probably need to go back to 100% the achievements. 5/10.
     
  9. Kautya

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    Location: West Midlands

    Prey 8/10. The ending was something I did not see coming although there was a hint or two about it earlier in the game. The mimics reminded me of the headcrabs from half life.
     
  10. ryhoper1

    Gangster

    Joined: 2 Jul 2016

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    Assassins creed Origins

    :D Finally, finished the story and cleared all the side quests. I was getting a bit bored with the repetitiveness of the base game but the curse of the Pharaohs DLC was pretty cool exploring the different underworlds.
     
  11. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 Nov 2004

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    Horizon Zero Dawn - 9.5/10

    Finished the main story and most side quests. Few games have gripped me that much. Absolutely brilliant. The story, the telling of it, the soundtrack, the characters, the machines, the atmosphere, the strategies. Only a few crashes, performance was great throughout after the starting area. One of my favourite games of all time.
     
  12. Nate75

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Mar 2005

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    Wow this needs to go on my to play list (nr the top!) :)
     
  13. CaptainRAVE

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    Probably worth waiting for a few patches. If they can fix the reported PC issues it will be a masterpiece.
     
  14. ic1male

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    Curious to know what your attitude was before playing this game. Are you one of those PC gamers "Pah, I'd never buy a console. Those games would never interest me!" or not? :D

    And what happens next. Horizon Forbidden West will probably not come to PC for a while, if ever. Do you get a PS5 to continue Aloy's journey? Or perhaps sub to PS Now when it appears there at some point?
     
  15. CaptainRAVE

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    I always loved the look of zero dawn - something about tribal meets sci-fi tech has always appealed along with the robot dinosaurs :D. I nearly bought a PS4 to play it originally.

    Given the crazy price of PC hardware and complete faff of gaming issues these days, I could well be tempted.

    That said, I’m not sure the experience would have been as good without a mouse and keyboard.
     
  16. Ravenger

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    I'm loving Horizon Zero dawn, but the thought of having to play Forbidden West with a gamepad rather than keyboard and mouse... :(

    The keyboard and mouse controls are very good, and the control scheme doesn't rely on complex combos or quick-time events so it's an even better match for keyboard and mouse, especially as you have to precision target weak points on the bigger machines to defeat them. I can't imagine doing that on a gamepad.

    Now if the PS5 allowed keyboard and mouse, I might be tempted...
     
  17. ic1male

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    I managed it perfectly well. On the hardest difficulty also. :p And at 30fps. :p
     
  18. kinger8938

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    Each to their own but I couldnt play a third person action adventure game on KB/M any more, they just feel like they were made with controller in mind more and more these days :D glad they implemented KB/M Really well though
     
  19. 8myers8

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    A Plague Tale: Innocence 10/10 from me , gameplay and soundtrack are spot on :)
     
  20. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: 29 Jul 2011

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    Location: Sussex

    Death Stranding. (No spoilers) 6.5/10

    Beautiful graphics and physics, good music, some really fantastic and interesting mechanics, some very interesting and compelling story elements. SOME cutscenes, especially post credits, were quite moving and I felt that they were very well done! And the twist, brilliant. I also liked that you could either bash through the story quickly(ish...) or get sidetracked delivering things all over the place and setting up zip-lines and things.

    I enjoyed it.

    BUT... There were many things which I didn't enjoy quite so much...

    • Strange concepts and ideas which felt shoehorned in.
    • Constant interruption in the form of calls from a certain ridiculously named character which were needlessly repetitive and annoying and made you feel like you were still in the tutorial after 20 hours of gameplay.
    • Key characters to whom I felt absolutely no connection (red dress) and a main storyline and ending which left me not only dissatisfied, but also bored. Particularly towards the end.
    • Tedious boss battles, and even more tedious dialogue, the credit sequence dialogue had me begging for it to be over so that I could do something more interesting like watch paint dry.
    • Weird and jarring fourth wall breaches, and disgusting and blatant product placement.
    • Lots of grind-fest type material gathering to build resources and infrastructure
    • The constant CONSTANT referring to America as "the world" and the lack of acknowledgement that any other countries even exist. It felt like I was watching an old American WWII film where they try and take credit for all the hard work of other nations...
    A game which was trying desperately to be "deep" and thought provoking, but fell short of the mark. I don't regret playing it, but I'm not sure I would recommend it.

    A beautiful technical demonstration though...

    And nice to be able to gallovant around in the scenery when the game is "over". :p
     
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  21. Tek81

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    Oxenfree - 8/10

    Very enjoyable, albeit a little short. If you've still to play it, it's well worth a go.
     
  22. Tek81

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    Strange...