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🖥️🎮 - Loop Hero, Everhood, Until the Last Plane & Sir Brante out today!

BroloBrolo BroseidonLord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
edited March 2021 in Social Entropy++
20210129 Olija

20210129 Gods Will Fall

20210128 Tohu

20210128 The Medium

This dungeon-crawling, roguelike ARPG is all about resurrecting slain baddies to fight alongside you. Your sword is both deathbringer and lifegiver, as you can stroll over to any beastie you’ve just killed and bring them back from the dead. On top of your magic blade, you can only have three other items (yes, the sentient departed are considered “items”) on your person at any one time, so choose your reanimated friends wisely. You do have access to other weapons to help you go deeper underground, too, all of which should be different thanks to the game’s procedural weapon generation system. If you want to try before you buy, you can download a demo on Steamright now. 20210128 Sword of the Necromancer

20210128 curious expedition 2

20210126 Ecnodya

20210126 Cyber Shadow

Take your perceptivity to a new dimension in a relaxing low-poly isometric puzzle game. Find the differences in the beautiful, fully rotatable, and zoomable 3D environments. Can you find them all? 20210122 Tiny Lands (Hidden Object, Relaxing. Puzzle)

Redout: Space Assault is arcade space battle, coupling the trademark Redout adrenaline with the thrill of combat. Outsmart, outmaneuver, overpower, outclass your opponents in lightning-fast, adrenaline-inducing single-player space combat. 20210122 Redout: Space Assault (starfox-like, space fighter, sci-fi)

Rain City is a point-and-click adventure game. The player is taking the role of a cat who comes to the Rain City - where it rains all year round - to find his missing sister. During the journey, the player will meet different people and witness various, bizarre stories. 20210122 Rain City (narrative, point and click, adventure)

Home Behind 2 is a Roguelike RPG which takes place in Scaria, a country engulfed in a civil war for 10 years. Lead a patchwork group of revolutionary fighters into the depths of the government's territory as you struggle to overthrow a brutal authoritarian regime! 20210122 Home Behind 2 EA (Strategy Tactics RPG Simulaton)

Build the most efficient intergalactic factory in space simulation strategy game Dyson Sphere Program! Harness the power of stars, collect resources, plan and design production lines and develop your interstellar factory from a small space workshop to a galaxy-wide industrial empire. 20210121 Dyson Sphere Program EA (factory builder, strategy, simulation, management)

Guide 'Skul' on his quest to single-handedly take on the Imperial Army and rescue his King from captivity, in an action-packed rogue-lite 2D platformer for the ages. 20210121 Suchart Demo (painting, drawing, free-form, art, creative)

Guide 'Skul' on his quest to single-handedly take on the Imperial Army and rescue his King from captivity, in an action-packed rogue-lite 2D platformer for the ages. 20210121 Skul the Hero Slayer (action roguelike, platformer, adventure)

Embark on a grand adventure in Phoenotopia! An action-adventure puzzle platformer inspired by the great classics. Meet charming townsfolk, brave the dungeons, and thwart evil in your quest to save your family. 20210121 Phoentopia (adventure, platformer, metroidvania, crafting)

As humanity’s elite space trooper, you take on a heroic, action-packed adventure throughout the galaxy. Explore planets, protect colonies, and be the first to meet the unknown! Dive into the original story inspired by James S.A. Corey’s The Expanse series... 20210121 Orange Cast (sci-fi, action, RPG, exploration)

Ocean’s Heart is an epic top-down action RPG in which you explore a beautiful archipelago as a young woman named Tilia. Take on contracts to fight monsters, descend deep into ancient dungeons, defeat menacing foes, and unravel the mystery of Ocean’s Heart. All done in beautiful, bright pixel art. 20210121 Ocean's Heart (Action RPG, Zelda-like, exploration)

20210121 Ender Lilies


Death Awaits. Agent 47 returns in HITMAN 3, the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy. 20210120 Hitman 3 (Action, Single Player, Stealth, Murder, Funny)

20210119 Jumpala (2D Fighter, platformer, puzzle, PvP, Competitive, Fighting, Arcade)


EVERSPACE™ 2 is a fast-paced single-player spaceship shooter with deep exploration in space and on planets, tons of loot, RPG elements, mining, and crafting. Experience a thoughtful story, set in a vivid, handcrafted open world full of secrets, puzzles, and perils. 20210118 EverSpace 2 EA (open world, space, combat, RPG)


A sci-fi turn-based, tactical RPG that focusses on combat missions and team building. Combines classic tabletop game mechanics with dungeon crawler-style character development. Lead your team on the battlefields of an alien planet with the support of devastating armored vehicles and combat mechs. 20210115 Strike Team Gladius EA (turn-based tactical, RPG, squad, sci-fi)


"Sunlight is a short, vibrant and thought captivating exploration game, from the creators of Among the Sleep, Mosaic and The Plan. Journey into the uncharted forest, guided by the harmonised whispers of the trees. Each tree with different voices, genders and dialects, speaking as one. 20210114 Sunlight "
(Adventure, Experimenta, Walking Simulator, narrative)


"Rediscover the beloved 2D arcade-style beat 'em up inspired by the iconic comic book series and movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World in this Complete Edition!

This Complete Edition includes the original Scott Pilgrim vs. The World™: The Game, as well as its original DLCs, the Knives Chau and Wallace Add-On Packs.

Play as your favorite characters – Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, Knives Chau, Stephen Stills, and more. Level up and learn new awesome abilities, unlock secret items and modes, summon powerful allies, and more!

Team up with friends and combine your skills to battle your way through waves of tough enemies, or compete with them in awesome mini-games like Dodgeball – all on your way to defeat the League of Ramona's Evil Exes!

" 20210114 Scott Pilgrim Vs the World (2D, Beat-em-up, Funny, UPlay)


https://store.steampowered.com/app/973450/Ancient_Abyss/ Ancient Abyss is a 2D Zelda-like action game where you will explore mysterious and hidden events in a randomly generated maze. As you progress, you’ll gain more power and collect items to help you reach further into the maze. 20210114 Ancient Abyss (early access) (action-adventure, roguelike, action, rpg)


Play as Skippy, the square, flexible skeleton in this cute Action-RPG, to keep a heartbroken court magician from destroying the world with his army of monsters and undead! Change out your body parts with those of enemies and friends and become the hero of Cubold Kingdom! 20210113 Skellboy Refractured (Action RPG, 2.5D, Co-op)


20210112 Yaga


"In Iron Conflict, you assemble a squad composed of three types of historically-accurate war machines (units) to fight on hand-crafted battlefields supporting up to 10 players on each side. Command a fearsome fighting force with unmatched firepower and put your strategic might to the test in this addictive online strategy and tactics game powered by Unreal Engine 4.
Real Weapons Of War
Iron Conflict features military vehicles ranging from the end of World War II up to present day. Crush the enemy with a Type 99A2 tank or soar across the unfriendly skies in the F-35 Lightning II!" 20210108 Iron Conflict (online, RTS, MOBA, military)


Choose a side, master your moves, and embrace your destiny in an epic beat 'em up adventure inspired by the hit show. Take control of 8 playable characters with deep movesets, combos, progression, real-time character swaps, ultimate attacks, and much more! 20210105 Cobra Kai "
(Beat 'em up 2D Fighter Martial Arts Fighting)"

LET IT BE KNOWN:

After the usual early-January lull, it appears that Videogames have once again returned, in this, the two thousand and twenty first year of Our Lord.

REJOICE!
REPENT!

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Endless Legend is free on Steam right now

    It's a damn fine 4X, one of the more inventive in the genre, it's real real good

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    I'm playing Hades again. Sorry games of 2021.

    bnet: TheStig#1787 Steam: TheStig
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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    quick, before this thread gets locked:

    can people here think of any good CRPGs that have Dragon Age-like romance options in them? These can also be series that are on Switch/PS4.

    Off the top of my head:

    Mass Effect
    Pillars of Eternity 2
    BG 2
    Persona series (3/4/5)
    Witcher 3 (really just Triss and Yen though)
    Divinity Original Sin 2 (again pretty limited)
    Stardew Valley
    Hades (kinda)

    This is for a friend who has played Mass Effect and Dragon Age far too many times, but wants some sort of RPG epic with some romance in it. She prefers if the romances were actually voice acted and had some level on animation (not so big on visual novels and the like), and that you get to choose your player character and romantic partner.

    keep recommending me smoochable games, folks

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    WyvernWyvern Registered User regular
    Endless Legend is free on Steam right now

    It's a damn fine 4X, one of the more inventive in the genre, it's real real good
    I've been thinking of picking Endless Legend back up lately. I even bought a couple of the DLCs in the winter sale just in case. I only ever played a little bit of it, but my first impression was very positive.

    If you arrange 4x games on a spectrum of "mostly tactical" to "mostly strategic", with Heroes of Might and Magic on the left, Civilization on the right, and Master of Magic in the middle, Endless Legend is well Civ-ward of Master of Magic and has less complexity in army battles than you'd typically expect of a fantasy 4x. But it has probably my favorite city-building system in the genre and the military mechanics appeared to be less tedious and busted than Civilization's always end up being, so it does well in its chosen niche.

    Switch: SW-2431-2728-9604 || 3DS: 0817-4948-1650
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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited January 2021
    Brolo wrote: »
    quick, before this thread gets locked:

    can people here think of any good CRPGs that have Dragon Age-like romance options in them? These can also be series that are on Switch/PS4.

    Off the top of my head:

    Mass Effect
    Pillars of Eternity 2
    BG 2
    Persona series (3/4/5)
    Witcher 3 (really just Triss and Yen though)
    Divinity Original Sin 2 (again pretty limited)
    Stardew Valley
    Hades (kinda)

    This is for a friend who has played Mass Effect and Dragon Age far too many times, but wants some sort of RPG epic with some romance in it. She prefers if the romances were actually voice acted and had some level on animation (not so big on visual novels and the like), and that you get to choose your player character and romantic partner.

    keep recommending me smoochable games, folks

    My wife very much loves the Dragon Age games (but especially Inquisition). She dug the Mass Effect games, too, but to a lesser degree. Huge Stardew fan.

    I say all that because I want to make a recommendation that doesn't fit that mandate, exactly, but that tracks with "somebody with seemingly-similar tastes also enjoyed this"

    Yakuza 0.

    It seems far afield, I know. BUT, for my wife, she felt like she had a lot of control over Kiryu and Majima. For her, the side activities were a way of defining a character. She'd only do disco dancing with Majima (he has a whole dance-fighting style, after all), and would only do karaoke with Kiryu ("because he really feels the songs"). She got to have the agency she likes, but she also felt like all the characters had real PERSONALITIES, in a way games often lack.

    For her, part of the appeal of game romances is that they make the world feel more alive, more responsive, and more recognizable. With a world that is naturally more alive and responsive and recognizable, she didn't mind that the specific mechanic she normally digs was absent.

    But a lot of that's maybe me reading too deep into motivations. Suffice to say, my wife who loves the games you listed also loved Yakuza 0, even if it doesn't seem like it tracks at first blush. She has become a Yakuza 0 evangelist, bullying both of her sisters into playing it, and now they're big fans as well. There's something that connects lines, I swear.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    pc games huh? like uh

    solitaire?

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    quick, before this thread gets locked:

    can people here think of any good CRPGs that have Dragon Age-like romance options in them? These can also be series that are on Switch/PS4.

    Off the top of my head:

    Mass Effect
    Pillars of Eternity 2
    BG 2
    Persona series (3/4/5)
    Witcher 3 (really just Triss and Yen though)
    Divinity Original Sin 2 (again pretty limited)
    Stardew Valley
    Hades (kinda)

    This is for a friend who has played Mass Effect and Dragon Age far too many times, but wants some sort of RPG epic with some romance in it. She prefers if the romances were actually voice acted and had some level on animation (not so big on visual novels and the like), and that you get to choose your player character and romantic partner.

    keep recommending me smoochable games, folks

    My wife very much loves the Dragon Age games (but especially Inquisition). She dug the Mass Effect games, too, but to a lesser degree. Huge Stardew fan.

    I say all that because I want to make a recommendation that doesn't fit that mandate, exactly, but that tracks with "somebody with seemingly-similar tastes also enjoyed this"

    Yakuza 0.

    It seems far afield, I know. BUT, for my wife, she felt like she had a lot of control over Kiryu and Majima. For her, the side activities were a way of defining a character. She'd only do disco dancing with Majima (he has a whole dance-fighting style, after all), and would only do karaoke with Kiryu ("because he really feels the songs"). She got to have the agency she likes, but she also felt like all the characters had real PERSONALITIES, in a way games often lack.

    For her, part of the appeal of game romances is that they make the world feel more alive, more responsive, and more recognizable. With a world that is naturally more alive and responsive and recognizable, she didn't mind that the specific mechanic she normally digs was absent.

    But a lot of that's maybe me reading too deep into motivations. Suffice to say, my wife who loves the games you listed also loved Yakuza 0, even if it doesn't seem like it tracks at first blush. She has become a Yakuza 0 evangelist, bullying both of her sisters into playing it, and now they're big fans as well. There's something that connects lines, I swear.

    yakuza 0 is a dragon age game only fun, and instead of magic you just hit dudes with motorcycles

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    webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Loving Dyson Sphere right now. Its totally 3d Factorio but with just enough changes im digging it more. Having tiered conveyors is super nice, and a definitive end goal as well.

    There are certainly growing pains though. The translation is spotty still, keybindings are weird and having to fuel the mech is an odd choice, but easy enough to overcome that it makes it odd to include.

    I love the look and feel of the game though. Planets are small enough that long conveyors will have a curve to them, the art design is great and I cant wait to go solar and then galactic scale.

    Steam ID: Webguy20
    Origin ID: Discgolfer27
    Untappd ID: Discgolfer1981
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    3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular





    Hey @PlayApex, can you remind people about Bloodhound’s gender identity? It’s been a huge point of debate lately!
    @PlayApex wrote:
    With pleasure!

    *taps mic*
    Bloodhound is non-binary.
    @Respawn wrote:
    Can confirm.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    I do not actually know how to play solitaire

    What's a good action game I could play on a laptop? something with controller support and such? something that isn't to big to install until my new drive comes in?

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    hatedinamericahatedinamerica Registered User regular
    I am really enjoying The Dyson sphere game as well!

    The translation is wonky and the tech-tree makes no sense, but I just got automated titanium set up on another dang planet and that shit is cool as fuck.

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    UbikUbik oh pete, that's later. maybe we'll be dead by then Registered User regular
    so if i don't own any hitman stuff, but played the demos, should i just buy hitman 3 at this point? can i buy all the other hitman content through 3 and just play through it in order?

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    LalaboxLalabox Registered User regular
    Ubik wrote: »
    so if i don't own any hitman stuff, but played the demos, should i just buy hitman 3 at this point? can i buy all the other hitman content through 3 and just play through it in order?

    yeah, that's how it works

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    Ubik wrote: »
    so if i don't own any hitman stuff, but played the demos, should i just buy hitman 3 at this point? can i buy all the other hitman content through 3 and just play through it in order?

    The story of Hitman does not matter. It’s a puzzle game

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited January 2021


    Yo My Fam, #screenshotsaturday let's knock out a couple of pet peeves #MyFamiliarRPG style! 🐩🐩🏌️

    #pixelart🎨: @pixelgroover @JinnPixel https://t.co/ZQX5nlPGuL/status/1353101477443678212?s=19

    Brolo on
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    webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    I am really enjoying The Dyson sphere game as well!

    The translation is wonky and the tech-tree makes no sense, but I just got automated titanium set up on another dang planet and that shit is cool as fuck.

    I think the thing I want the most is mineable asteroids. There should be a point in the game where mining on the planet isn't viable anymore, and you need to build super structures around asteroids and mine the main raw materials that way, then you send vessels full of resources to your manufacturers.

    Hell the real end game should be everything built on space platforms in orbit, that you build. Give me some space elevators and planetary rings as I build my way to the Dyson Sphere.

    Steam ID: Webguy20
    Origin ID: Discgolfer27
    Untappd ID: Discgolfer1981
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    AistanAistan Tiny Bat Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Ubik wrote: »
    so if i don't own any hitman stuff, but played the demos, should i just buy hitman 3 at this point? can i buy all the other hitman content through 3 and just play through it in order?

    The story of Hitman does not matter. It’s a puzzle game

    It doesn't matter, but the story in 2 is actually kind of neat. For standard spy nonsense stuff.

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    webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Screen Shots! I love the curvature of the little planets. Also give me ALL the neon research cubes.

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    Steam ID: Webguy20
    Origin ID: Discgolfer27
    Untappd ID: Discgolfer1981
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    LalaboxLalabox Registered User regular
    the story of hitman does spur some of the more interesting setups, like a suburb that seems to be populated entirely by secret service agents, or a rich society dedicated to finding ways to bunker down for the climate apocalypse

    3 has some kinda neat things with how it incorporates the overall story into some of the setups as well

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    VeagleVeagle Registered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    quick, before this thread gets locked:

    can people here think of any good CRPGs that have Dragon Age-like romance options in them? These can also be series that are on Switch/PS4.

    Off the top of my head:

    Mass Effect
    Pillars of Eternity 2
    BG 2
    Persona series (3/4/5)
    Witcher 3 (really just Triss and Yen though)
    Divinity Original Sin 2 (again pretty limited)
    Stardew Valley
    Hades (kinda)

    This is for a friend who has played Mass Effect and Dragon Age far too many times, but wants some sort of RPG epic with some romance in it. She prefers if the romances were actually voice acted and had some level on animation (not so big on visual novels and the like), and that you get to choose your player character and romantic partner.

    keep recommending me smoochable games, folks

    If they want more Bioware romances, there's a whole bunch of them in The Old Republic, with the caveat that they are pretty minor occurrences compared to the dozens, if not hundreds, of hours it'll take to get through the story.

    And if they don't mind too much about the character and partner choice, I really enjoyed the romance options in Telltale's Batman games. The only option is Batman and Catwoman, but their relationship is a lot more central to the game's story than the typical Bioware romance.

    You also get to either encourage or sabotage Joker and Harley's relationship in the second one.

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    video essays got me wanting to play disco elysium but the upcoming big content update got me wanting to wait

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited January 2021
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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    The last mission in Hitman 3 made me just go, “fuck all these people,” and I think I fire more bullets than I did in ALL previous Hitman games combined.

    (Switch Friend Code) SW-4910-9735-6014(PSN) timspork (Steam) timspork (XBox) Timspork


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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    More Hitman games need an epilogue level where you just murder everyone with your pistols

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    JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    Brolo wrote: »
    quick, before this thread gets locked:

    can people here think of any good CRPGs that have Dragon Age-like romance options in them? These can also be series that are on Switch/PS4.

    Off the top of my head:

    Mass Effect
    Pillars of Eternity 2
    BG 2
    Persona series (3/4/5)
    Witcher 3 (really just Triss and Yen though)
    Divinity Original Sin 2 (again pretty limited)
    Stardew Valley
    Hades (kinda)

    This is for a friend who has played Mass Effect and Dragon Age far too many times, but wants some sort of RPG epic with some romance in it. She prefers if the romances were actually voice acted and had some level on animation (not so big on visual novels and the like), and that you get to choose your player character and romantic partner.

    @Brolo this may be obvious, but has she tried...Jade Empire? That's a 3D Bioware game with romances (a couple queer ones, even, although one of them is with the guy who did Leonardo's voice, and he always sounds like Leonardo, which may or may not be someone's boner).

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    JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    Uriel wrote: »
    I do not actually know how to play solitaire

    What's a good action game I could play on a laptop? something with controller support and such? something that isn't to big to install until my new drive comes in?

    @Uriel what do you mean by action? Would like a run-and-gun platformer or side-scroiling Metroidvania type thing fit?

    Anyway, a few ideas off the top of my head

    - Shadow Complex on the EGS (it's a very good present-day Metroidvania with you as a regular dude exploring a survival bunker full of mercenary soldiers)
    - Dead Cells
    - Bloodstained (Ritual of the Night is the Symphony of the Night one, and Curse of the Moon is a good Castlevania III riff)
    - Bionic Commando Rearmed
    - the Mega Man collections

    idk, maybe this is totally off base. I'm just trying to think of things that won't tax a laptop.

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    AistanAistan Tiny Bat Registered User regular
    Low overhead action games... most of the ones I can think of are of the side scrolling platformer/metroidvania variety. Since those are games I play.

    And with the caveat that I don't actually know how much performance they actually require. They don't look like graphical powerhouses to me, but hell if I know what's needed under the hood for what they are doing.

    Axiom Verge
    Sundered
    Steamworld Dig 1 & 2
    Salt & Sanctuary
    Blasphemous
    Iconoclasts
    La Mulana 1 & 2
    Risk of Rain
    Mark of the Ninja
    all the Shantae games
    Timespinner

    and a couple beat-em-ups

    Sacred Citadel
    Final Exam

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    GlalGlal AiredaleRegistered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »


    Yo My Fam, #screenshotsaturday let's knock out a couple of pet peeves #MyFamiliarRPG style! 🐩🐩🏌️

    #pixelart🎨: @pixelgroover @JinnPixel https://t.co/ZQX5nlPGuL/status/1353101477443678212?s=19
    Oh shi, I am so down for this Sega Saturn meets Amiga overanimated 2d sprites style. <3

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    GlalGlal AiredaleRegistered User regular
    edited January 2021
    I wish there was a more convenient way to quote from a closed thread.
    Wyvern wrote:
    I was in the SC2 beta and every day those forums were full to the brim with posters shouting "I can't believe they let you put multiple production buildings in a control group, it completely ruins the game" or "I can't believe groups of units can sometimes successfully navigate down a ramp when you tell them to without micromanaging them; only babies would play such a pointless, skill-less game". It was exhausting. None of the fighting games that endeavored to simplify the inputs while maintaining the same underlying decision space ever caught on either.
    Yeah, that last bit really bums me out. I was a PC gamer as a kid, which means a) I didn't really use gamepads until much later and b) the games I did play I did with the keyboard.
    So consequently I found, and find, multi-directional inputs to be obtuse to the point of impossible. Like, something simple like a fireball motion, I have a 50% chance of pulling it off. In training. When all I'm doing is just trying to do the move. So when playing a fighting game I am not only expected to understand everyone's moves and ranges, I am also expected to precisely time multi-input moves on a reaction? And I will add, this is after spending two decades trying, repeatedly, to get into the genre.

    And then Pokken rolls around, and all moves are just "one direction" + "face button". And guess what? I can actually fucking play Pokken. Except no, the fighting game community seems to be so in love with the multi-directional inputs they not only have to be the gold standard, many of them will get upset when games offer "bind special input to a single button". Just... *frustrated arm throw in the air*

    Glal on
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    LalaboxLalabox Registered User regular
    The vampire lady in re8 is actually only 5'11

    it's just that ethan winters is 5'7 and it be like that

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Reminder that Granblue Fantasy Versus has a special attack button wherein you hold a direction and press the special attack button to do the attack.

    (There is a very minor penalty in doing it this way, usually in the form of a very slightly longer cooldown on the attack, but it is generally such a minor difference that if you are using the shortcuts it won't matter to you)

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    TaminTamin Registered User regular
    Dark Souls 2, requests for assistance
    - I'm down to three Yore statues:
    - - Bastille, guarding a bonfire;
    - - Dragon Aerie, guarding a cave; and
    - - Shaded Ruins, near Tark
    - All three seem pointless. I have two branches left.

    - I've been around the world several times and I cannot find a key to
    - - a door in the Gutter, near the circle of torches. There seems to be a related one in the access shaft to the Grave of the Saint.
    - - a door guarded by a respawning Dragonrider in the Shrine of Amana.
    - - a couple locked doors in Aldia's Keep
    - - the Sunken City

    - I've been more or less out of Lockstones for a while, and there are still a dozen or so between the Grave of the Saint and Doors of Pharros. Should I assume I can't get any more?

    - The Giant Kinship key-item claims it opens the "throne room under castle" [sic], and that doesn't seem to make sense; granted I didn't try the entrance to the Throne of Want without it, but usually key-items are more, "you have used this item here."

    - On the fast travel screen, there's an area I'm missing to the right of the Dragon Shrine. The remaining six seem to map to the DLC zones.

    - I have found another Estus Shard, but I cannot upgrade the flask further. This strikes me as very weird and I do not know what to do with this information.

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    GlalGlal AiredaleRegistered User regular
    Most of the Grave and Pharros ones are meant for PVPers, so you're better off just looking up which ones contain treasure, rather than an enemy. Also, there's a covenant where you can farm those stones, if you wanna go that route.

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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Brolo wrote: »
    quick, before this thread gets locked:

    can people here think of any good CRPGs that have Dragon Age-like romance options in them? These can also be series that are on Switch/PS4.

    Off the top of my head:

    Mass Effect
    Pillars of Eternity 2
    BG 2
    Persona series (3/4/5)
    Witcher 3 (really just Triss and Yen though)
    Divinity Original Sin 2 (again pretty limited)
    Stardew Valley
    Hades (kinda)

    This is for a friend who has played Mass Effect and Dragon Age far too many times, but wants some sort of RPG epic with some romance in it. She prefers if the romances were actually voice acted and had some level on animation (not so big on visual novels and the like), and that you get to choose your player character and romantic partner.

    keep recommending me smoochable games, folks

    My wife very much loves the Dragon Age games (but especially Inquisition). She dug the Mass Effect games, too, but to a lesser degree. Huge Stardew fan.

    I say all that because I want to make a recommendation that doesn't fit that mandate, exactly, but that tracks with "somebody with seemingly-similar tastes also enjoyed this"

    Yakuza 0.

    It seems far afield, I know. BUT, for my wife, she felt like she had a lot of control over Kiryu and Majima. For her, the side activities were a way of defining a character. She'd only do disco dancing with Majima (he has a whole dance-fighting style, after all), and would only do karaoke with Kiryu ("because he really feels the songs"). She got to have the agency she likes, but she also felt like all the characters had real PERSONALITIES, in a way games often lack.

    For her, part of the appeal of game romances is that they make the world feel more alive, more responsive, and more recognizable. With a world that is naturally more alive and responsive and recognizable, she didn't mind that the specific mechanic she normally digs was absent.

    But a lot of that's maybe me reading too deep into motivations. Suffice to say, my wife who loves the games you listed also loved Yakuza 0, even if it doesn't seem like it tracks at first blush. She has become a Yakuza 0 evangelist, bullying both of her sisters into playing it, and now they're big fans as well. There's something that connects lines, I swear.

    yakuza 0 is a dragon age game only fun, and instead of magic you just hit dudes with motorcycles

    Wait is this actually what it is? They put a ton of those Yakuza games on Game Pass and I've been eyeing them up but I had no idea where to start, but this description sounds like exactly what I want out of a video game.

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    The orientalism of Jade Empire has not exactly aged well

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    PeasPeas Registered User regular
    Tamin wrote: »
    Dark Souls 2, requests for assistance
    - I'm down to three Yore statues:
    - - Bastille, guarding a bonfire;
    - - Dragon Aerie, guarding a cave; and
    - - Shaded Ruins, near Tark
    - All three seem pointless. I have two branches left.

    - I've been around the world several times and I cannot find a key to
    - - a door in the Gutter, near the circle of torches. There seems to be a related one in the access shaft to the Grave of the Saint.
    - - a door guarded by a respawning Dragonrider in the Shrine of Amana.
    - - a couple locked doors in Aldia's Keep
    - - the Sunken City

    - I've been more or less out of Lockstones for a while, and there are still a dozen or so between the Grave of the Saint and Doors of Pharros. Should I assume I can't get any more?

    - The Giant Kinship key-item claims it opens the "throne room under castle" [sic], and that doesn't seem to make sense; granted I didn't try the entrance to the Throne of Want without it, but usually key-items are more, "you have used this item here."

    - On the fast travel screen, there's an area I'm missing to the right of the Dragon Shrine. The remaining six seem to map to the DLC zones.

    - I have found another Estus Shard, but I cannot upgrade the flask further. This strikes me as very weird and I do not know what to do with this information.

    Btw Dark Souls 3 is on sale now on humble bundle just in case you want to grab it

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    TaminTamin Registered User regular
    That's very tempting. I was planning to wait for the summer sale, but I'll definitely consider this. Thanks for the heads-up

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    TaminTamin Registered User regular
    edited January 2021
    ooor

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    (seriously, Peas, thanks so much!)

    Tamin on
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    SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    video essays got me wanting to play disco elysium but the upcoming big content update got me wanting to wait

    I'm playing through it once now and I'll figure I'll play it again with the additional content going with a different build

    My friend is working on a roguelike game you can play if you want to. (It has free demo)
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