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Wait, there was one we never got? I don't think I was aware of that. My ex-wife played the first one.
General Gaming / Re: Resident Evil 2 Remake announced
« Last post by iPPi on Today at 01:30:48 PM »
So the tank controls and awkward camera angles have been resolved - this is much more like RE4, with an over-the-shoulder camera.

Inventory and resource management is still something that takes place though.  I don't believe there is enough ammunition to kill all of the enemies so you do have to pick and choose what enemies you will fight and what sections you will decide just to run away.  All part of the tension and game mechanics.
General Gaming / Re: Half-Life: Alyx
« Last post by idolminds on Today at 10:31:36 AM »
Figure I'll share this. Danny O'Dwyer from noclip is a big HL fanboy. Since most people do not have VR setups he did a playlist showing the entire game. So if you're interested in seeing what its like or just want to know the story without paying hundreds of dollars for VR, here you go.
General Gaming / Re: Resident Evil 2 Remake announced
« Last post by gpw11 on Yesterday at 08:50:38 PM »
I'll check it out.   I briefly got into RE2 on the Playstation but the tank controls and resource management were not for me at the time.  This seems a lot more palpable.
General Gaming / Re: Resident Evil 2 Remake announced
« Last post by iPPi on Yesterday at 10:22:55 AM »
This was an awesome game - I recently picked up a new PC so this was the first game I picked up on Steam as it was also on sale.  Having never played RE2 before, I really enjoyed the game and would highly recommend it.
General Gaming / Re: Half-Life: Alyx
« Last post by iPPi on Yesterday at 10:21:29 AM »
I don't have VR equipment and will not be playing this as a consequence.
General Gaming / Re: DOOM: Eternal
« Last post by Quemaqua on Sunday, March 29, 2020, 08:11:43 PM »
Hmm. Can't say I see that at all. The whole concept of "backing out and taking time to think" is the opposite of what makes these games fun. They're balls to the wall, constant mayhem. It's not that they're unthinking, or don't have some more relaxed moments (as you said, they added a few more just scattered enemy encounters). But you don't have time to sit around and plan, that goes against the whole point. It throws stuff at you, and you either think on your feet or die. Thinking on your feet is the name of the game, making good decisions quickly in the moment-to-moment.

Well, at least I guess. I mean I don't know what these games are like on lower difficulties, I've only ever played them on Nightmare, so I really have zero concept of what they're like for your average person. I've watched people play on Ultraviolence and it seems like ... OK. Anything less and it looks boring as hell. I know exactly what I want out of these, and they deliver that when they're difficult and force you to play well. People who just play for the power trip might have a completely different idea about what's good about them than I do. Which is totally valid ... but I love the arenas. I don't need everything to be one, but having no retreat is the point. Push-forward gameplay has been their design philosophy from the start.

Either way, I've beaten the game now. Almost at 100%, but still have a few things to go back for. I even ended up coming around on the sort of goofy comic book plotline, because I liked where they ended up going with it. The last 3 missions are just awesome.
General Gaming / Re: NieR: Replicant (Remaster) announced for PC, PS4 & X1
« Last post by gpw11 on Sunday, March 29, 2020, 08:05:29 PM »
This always confused me.  So there was this game and another NieR game that came out at the same time, right?  One for eastern markets and one for western?  Were they like the same with different art styles or two completely different games?
General Discussion / Re: COVID-19
« Last post by Quemaqua on Sunday, March 29, 2020, 08:01:09 PM »
Honestly, I'm an introvert, and just being able to sit at home and not have to go out has been great. I spend way, way too much time on campus. I have really long days (or had, I guess), so at this point this feels pretty all right. Not exactly a good situation, but if it's going to be like this, I'm going to at least enjoy it.

I also ended up picking up Animal Crossing. Been a really nice distraction, and so relaxing.
General Gaming / Re: NieR: Replicant (Remaster) announced for PC, PS4 & X1
« Last post by MysterD on Sunday, March 29, 2020, 07:03:08 AM »
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