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    PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    I remember really liking the ezio games

    How do they hold up in 2023?

    The gameplay is rough. especially considering they really like to lock basic abilities 90% through the game
    I feel like 2 and Revelations were the best for controls though, I had real problems with brotherhood.
    captaink wrote: »
    Psykoma wrote: »
    As part of my plan to play through (almost all) of the AC series, I've just finished Black Flag.

    I managed to fully upgrade my jackdaw, clear every collectible, every side mission, every assassination, the legendary ships, everything.

    I started playing Thursday night.

    I think this was my favourite of the "old" AC games.

    Anyway, the timeline of what I'm playing through:
    pysw5cd1la3x.png

    Next up is Rogue

    I'm not seeing Origins. Should be between Syndicate and Odyssey.

    I've played through Origins before. I thought it was okay, and if they let me choose to play either Aya or Bayek it would be on this list, but it's just too long of a game to be locked into Bayek for.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    I didn't complete a runthrough of all the Assassin's Creed games, I think because they're...fundamentally pretty similar, and I couldn't make myself play all those similar games in a row. Here's my ranking of the ones I've gotten through:
    1. Odyssey
    2. Brotherhood
    3. Black Flag
    4. 2
    5. 3
    6. Origins
    7. DNF, but: Revelations
    8. DNF, but: Unity
    9. Getting thrown into a haystack and stabbed
    10. Valhalla

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    DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    Didn't know Duke Nukem Forever: Revelations and Duke Nukem Forever: Unity were in the Assassin's Creed Universe.

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    DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    The Assassiverse.

    The Assiverse.

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    I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    dungeon fighter revelations and dungeon fighter unity

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    I saw the Ezio collection on deep sale for the Switch, something like five bucks, so I grabbed it. I was curious how they adapted AssCreed's kinda-needlessly complex control scheme for a more portable device

    Turns out the answer was, "They didn't!" It's the same shit, which made it wildly uncomfortable to play handheld. I ended up uninstalling. Alas!

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    dnf, of course, stands for did not finish

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    I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    no it stands for dungeon fighter. like the hit new fighting game, DNF Duel

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    DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    dnf, of course, stands for did not finish
    Yeah, like what they did with Duke Nukem Forever.

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    Delduwath wrote: »
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    dnf, of course, stands for did not finish
    Yeah, like what they did with Duke Nukem Forever.

    they unfortunately did

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    TaminTamin Registered User regular
    Sekiro
    took longer than it should have, but Masanaga the Spear-Bearer has fallen

    Figured out quickly enough that breaking his posture was my best path forward. Found a useful pattern where he's mostly reacting and just kept deflecting. Took a bit to get used to the poison attack, made more annoying because sometimes it's a single and sometimes a double; and sometimes the double is followed-up, but I can almost always interrupt that last, provided I dodged the double correctly.

    Did not appreciate his poison counter, which I kept triggering accidentally.

    His other, more agile, sequences were a headache. He has some rare-ish jumping knee attack that could kill me instantly and I only guarded or deflected it a couple of times.

    also, a) he didn't carry a spear and b) I want a spear

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    DixonDixon Screwed...possibly doomed CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2023
    1. Odyssey
    2. Brotherhood
    3. Black Flag
    4. 2
    5. 3
    6. Origins
    7. DNF, but: Revelations
    8. DNF, but: Unity
    9. Getting thrown into a haystack and stabbed
    10. Valhalla

    I haven't played any of the AC's other then Odyssey and Valhalla but I can still agree with this list.

    To say I was disappointed in Valhalla drastically undersells my feelings.

    EDIT: Oh wait I played 1 & 2 and they were both between those two.

    Dixon on
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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5JviLRgXes

    never really played these games but

    in the original dead space, isaac was like a classic gordon freeman-style voiceless character, right? never actually speaks, but everyone pretends that he does?

    and then from dead space 2 he starts talking, but it's mostly during scripted sequences instead of like... being able to choose options from a dialog wheel

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    McHogerMcHoger Registered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5JviLRgXes

    never really played these games but

    in the original dead space, isaac was like a classic gordon freeman-style voiceless character, right? never actually speaks, but everyone pretends that he does?

    and then from dead space 2 he starts talking, but it's mostly during scripted sequences instead of like... being able to choose options from a dialog wheel

    Also he'll start cursing a lot if you repeated stomp on something.

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    Fig-DFig-D Tustin, CA, USRegistered User regular
    edited January 2023
    Basically, yeah. There aren't a whole lot of people to actually talk to in Dead Space so the Gordon Freeman thing worked. They went in a more narrative/dialogue heavy direction in the second game so they felt like they needed the character to communicate. I liked both games a lot so I didn't mind the change. Dead Space 2 is still very, very good.

    The trailer looks nice, and I'm down to play a pretty/reimagined Dead Space, but I'll wait until after it comes out and I can watch some streams. Watching people play The Callisto Protocol convinced me that I could skip that one.

    Fig-D on
    SteamID - Fig-D :: PSN - Fig-D
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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    dead space 1 and 2 are very different in tone

    very much alien/s analogs

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Is it dead space 3 where things started going wrong? I vaguely remember complaints about microstransactions and crafting, and I guess that was enough to just tank the series as EA started to fall into its games as a service sinkhole

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    dead space 3 never happened

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    the first enemy you fight as isaac in DS3 is humans with guns behind waist-high cover

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    rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    Is it dead space 3 where things started going wrong? I vaguely remember complaints about microstransactions and crafting, and I guess that was enough to just tank the series as EA started to fall into its games as a service sinkhole

    The bones of dead space 3 are pretty good but the tacked on microtransactions and progression are awful.

    I still enjoyed playing it (it’s still dead space) but they sure tried everything they could to prevent that.

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    3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    Is it dead space 3 where things started going wrong? I vaguely remember complaints about microstransactions and crafting, and I guess that was enough to just tank the series as EA started to fall into its games as a service sinkhole

    DS1 is a straight up survival horror game. DS2 is more of a horror/action thriller (Alien/Aliens being an apt comparison, as pointed out above). DS3 is a cooperative, bad Gears of War clone strapped to the gills with microtransactions.

    It's actually very similar to the progression of what they did to F.E.A.R., too. Mainstream game publishers became fully allergic to the idea of horror games for awhile there until Amnesia kicked the doors down.

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    GlalGlal AiredaleRegistered User regular
    It's what RE keeps doing too. Reboots into horror, then goes more and more into action until it becomes a joke, then it's rebooted into horror once more.

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    also, ds3 turned ellie from a competent hardened survivor, into an air-headed prize for isaac and New Male Ellie Boyfriend to compete over and it is extremely bad

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    Glal wrote: »
    It's what RE keeps doing too. Reboots into horror, then goes more and more into action until it becomes a joke, then it's rebooted into horror once more.

    RE was goofy as fuck from the start though, and it got more and more away from the 'survival' aspect until 7

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    I am excited for voiced Issac in DS1. He did have a personality in the first game, if you read the mission stuff Issac commented in there about what he was after. So really its just them vocalizing what the original team already had in the game.

    Plus I just like the Issac voice actor.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

    pleasepaypreacher.net
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    shoeboxjeddyshoeboxjeddy Registered User regular
    The thing that boils my blood about Dead Space is Visceral Games being forced to make it worse over time at the insistence of EA execs. Then the whole studio being shuttered based on shitty projects chosen for them by, you guessed it, horrible EA execs. And now we have... Dead Space more like the old ones! Ordered for a new team to do, by new EA execs who love the concept now, suddenly. God, they're infuriating.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    I'd be surprised if the people who made the original decisions on dead space are still there honestly.

    I'm just happy they are investing in dead space, hopefully if this does well and they remake 2, we'll get a new 3. Though I did love the freaky co op in 3, that shit was my jam.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

    pleasepaypreacher.net
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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Glal wrote: »
    It's what RE keeps doing too. Reboots into horror, then goes more and more into action until it becomes a joke, then it's rebooted into horror once more.

    RE was goofy as fuck from the start though, and it got more and more away from the 'survival' aspect until 7

    Dang, you were almost a pip sandwich.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Glal wrote: »
    It's what RE keeps doing too. Reboots into horror, then goes more and more into action until it becomes a joke, then it's rebooted into horror once more.

    RE was goofy as fuck from the start though, and it got more and more away from the 'survival' aspect until 7

    Dang, you were almost a pip sandwich.

    It’s extremely piperful, especially against living things

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    MorninglordMorninglord I'm tired of being Batman, so today I'll be Owl.Registered User regular
    edited January 2023
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Psykoma wrote: »
    As part of my plan to play through (almost all) of the AC series, I've just finished Black Flag.

    I managed to fully upgrade my jackdaw, clear every collectible, every side mission, every assassination, the legendary ships, everything.

    I started playing Thursday night.

    I think this was my favourite of the "old" AC games.

    Anyway, the timeline of what I'm playing through:
    pysw5cd1la3x.png

    Next up is Rogue

    I loved black flag so much. The ship parts of the game were so good.

    I fully upgraded the jackdaw and basically everything you could upgrade from pirating about halfway through my hours spent pirating in Black Flag.

    I had no checkbox reason to continue, but I did anyway, because pirating is fun.

    Morninglord on
    (PSN: Morninglord) (Steam: Morninglord) (WiiU: Morninglord22) I like to record and toss up a lot of random gaming videos here.
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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Glal wrote: »
    It's what RE keeps doing too. Reboots into horror, then goes more and more into action until it becomes a joke, then it's rebooted into horror once more.

    RE was goofy as fuck from the start though, and it got more and more away from the 'survival' aspect until 7

    Dang, you were almost a pip sandwich.

    It’s extremely piperful, especially against living things

    Here's a forum account.

    Maybe you, the master of posting, can do something with it.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Psykoma wrote: »
    As part of my plan to play through (almost all) of the AC series, I've just finished Black Flag.

    I managed to fully upgrade my jackdaw, clear every collectible, every side mission, every assassination, the legendary ships, everything.

    I started playing Thursday night.

    I think this was my favourite of the "old" AC games.

    Anyway, the timeline of what I'm playing through:
    pysw5cd1la3x.png

    Next up is Rogue

    I loved black flag so much. The ship parts of the game were so good.

    I fully upgraded the jackdaw and basically everything you could upgrade from pirating about halfway through my hours spent pirating in Black Flag.

    I had no checkbox reason to continue, but I did anyway, because pirating is fun.

    Loved the pirating parts of blag flag, hated the everything else regards to the story of black flag.

    Speaking of Ubisoft and pirate games, I heard their pirate game got delayed again

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

    pleasepaypreacher.net
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    Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    edited January 2023
    Big sale on Xbox games on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/curator/3090835/sale/xbox_and_bethesda_lunar_2023/
    Includes a historic low on Forza Horizon 5, Sunset Overdrive for $5 (buy it it's great), Halo MCC for $16, a bundle of both Ori games for $13.40, and more

    Crippl3 on
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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    I keep meaning to go back and finish AC Odyssey but the sheer mass of content feels too much. I wish there was a "explore and do conversations" mode. I loved playing as Kassandra but the combat in those kinds of games bores me and there's just so damn much of it.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    I felt Odyssey had too much content, and that was before the DLC, and the DLC really didn't feel all that great.

    I preferred Origins, and even then Origins was getting long in the tooth when I finished it.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

    pleasepaypreacher.net
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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Odyssey's missions and mini-stories were all structured really well, and made jumping in and out of it really easy. I never hit the point in Odyssey that I did in Origins where I was like, "okay, I'm at the end," and then there was like another seven hours of game left. Everything felt like it was varied while still working towards the same end.

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    Psykoma wrote: »
    As part of my plan to play through (almost all) of the AC series, I've just finished Black Flag.

    I managed to fully upgrade my jackdaw, clear every collectible, every side mission, every assassination, the legendary ships, everything.

    I started playing Thursday night.

    I think this was my favourite of the "old" AC games.

    Anyway, the timeline of what I'm playing through:
    pysw5cd1la3x.png

    Next up is Rogue

    I don't see Nexus, Last Raven or For Answer on there anywhere!

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    MorninglordMorninglord I'm tired of being Batman, so today I'll be Owl.Registered User regular
    edited January 2023
    I finally beat the goddam Adra Dragon in Pillars of Eternity.

    Backstory: I suck at these games, and I ran into this dragon at level 11. He stomped the hell out of me over and over until I ran away with tails between legs.

    At level 15 I came back.
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    It came down to the last spell with the main tank dead, most party members incapacitated, and my wizard on critical health desperately throwing everything in his spell book at the dragon shouting PLS GO DOWN GODDAMN YOU JUST DIE and then my last spell killed it.

    The only reason my wizard could do that is before the priest went down I threw withdrawal (removes party member from play for a long time, frozen on the spot, is invulnerable but can't do anything) on the backup tank so the dragon couldn't walk past him to get to me. I'll take it!

    Morninglord on
    (PSN: Morninglord) (Steam: Morninglord) (WiiU: Morninglord22) I like to record and toss up a lot of random gaming videos here.
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    GundiGundi Serious Bismuth Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    dead space 3 never happened

    dead space 3 has you punch the moon

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    Fig-DFig-D Tustin, CA, USRegistered User regular
    I had a lot of fun playing Dead Space 3 in co-op. The team designed a decent shooter and the co-op element can instantly elevate a game from okay to great with a good partner. Some of the things they *tried* to do were interesting, with the second player experiencing slightly different scenes because that character had yet to be exposed to the Marker. Good idea! Unfortunately they don't do a whole lot with it and the game's core combat loop of "fight these humanoid dudes with guns and now fight these necromorphed humanoid dudes with different guns" feels creatively bankrupt.

    Also I think the DLC continued the story and served as the game's new ending, but it didn't come out on PC (on Origin) until much later? Something like that. I remember being kinda miffed and we didn't go back to play it.

    SteamID - Fig-D :: PSN - Fig-D
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