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Re: What are you playing?

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:02 pm
by jack1974
Today finished The Last Of Us 2 and I really enjoyed it, however a couple of things I didn't like:
- the length (I think it was a bit too long, but maybe because I was eager to see what happened next in the story)
- I played in the level next to the easiest and it was fair, but some scenes like some big boss battles were a bit too much "guess what you need to do next" and sometimes it wasn't obvious
- no map/indications, that was the worst thing. A lot of times I was wandering around unsure where to go next. I think that was unnecessary, a simple indicator to at least the direction to go to proceed would have been better
- the ending left me with mixed feelings :mrgreen:
Spoiler:
in the end I cannot say that I liked or not liked it. I wondered if Ellie or Abby would have died in the end, and none did. I was OK with sparing Abby's life in the end, but it felt a bit empty as it was. I'd have preferred some speech about something instead. The final ending scene was left open with the clear intention of a 3rd chapter, however I wonder if was necessary. I would have preferred an happy ending maybe, for once. There could have been still some scene hinting another game but at least ending the game with a happy Dina/Ellie scene would have been nice.
Anyway, overall liked it even if I agree that the first game story was better, but this is still a good game with many great moments.

Re: What are you playing?

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:15 pm
by Jaeger
I played the first Last of Us because a code for the digital version was included with my PS4 console. The story was better than I expected, but honestly, I didn't enjoy the game itself that much. There is something about modern AAA games where control is taken away from the player in favor of more realistic presentation. I like the Left Behind DLC more than the main game since it maintained story elements, while the combat scenarios was alleviated.

I recently finished KOTOR 2. I usually don't use mods that might greatly impact the game experience, but I made an exception ( used TSLRCM mod) due to the vanilla game being unfinished and buggy. Also, the screen would start tearing on a widescreen monitor so had to use Flawless Widescreen to make it playable. Oddly I enough, I didn't need to take such measures with KOTOR1, which I finished a month or two earlier.

I'm currently playing CrossCode. Personally, I find it quite challenging in terms of both puzzles and combat. Thankfully, the game has difficulty sliders (enemy damage, attack frequency, and puzzle timers) to make it more accessible to lesser skilled players.

Re: What are you playing?

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:35 am
by jack1974
Haha yes the gameplay of both games is not the best. This last one is improved, especially if you do melee combat, there's a lot of variations and it feels cool to kick ass that way:
https://twitter.com/SunhiLegend/status/ ... 6131521537

There are also some crazy "boss fights" like the rat king who left me a feeling of dark souls or something. But the best of all is the story.
Since I finished it I kept thinking about it (something that rarely happened) and I now consider it the game with the best story of all I've ever played :)

After that I got Jedi fallen order but... I am not liking it much at all.

KOTOR2 was great, I remember playing it :)