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General Gaming / Re: Hitman 3 announced
« Last post by idolminds on Yesterday at 11:21:10 AM »
Im also waiting. I wasnt going to pay full launch price anyway but I can wait a year, see it launch on Steam with a discount and then all my stuff transfers. I still have a lot of challenges left to do in the H1 and 2 content that will keep me busy.
General Gaming / Re: Hitman 3 announced
« Last post by iPPi on Friday, January 15, 2021, 10:41:15 PM »
As much as I love the Hitman series, I am currently playing a whole bunch of other games presently so will wait on this a bit before picking it up.
General Gaming / Re: Hitman 3 announced
« Last post by Quemaqua on Friday, January 15, 2021, 02:49:52 PM »
Depending, this might be a great time for me to jump back in. I played ... I dunno, 50% of the first game? And missed the 2nd completely. Sucks about all the confusion around unlocking stuff, though. I'll probably wait to see what things look like after a bit, and wait for a sale, I guess?
General Gaming / Re: Hitman 3 announced
« Last post by idolminds on Friday, January 15, 2021, 10:59:48 AM »
ok well forget what I said about unlocking the levels.

HITMAN 3 Access Pass on PC
We’ve done everything possible to make this process smooth and player-friendly. However, due to various circumstances out of our control, we want to acknowledge that the process is different to our initial plans for PC players. We also want to share some of the initiatives we’ve set-up to make sure that PC players the chance to keep enjoying the benefits of the World of Assassination.

    The HITMAN 1 GOTY Access Pass will be available to claim in the first 10 days after launch for anyone who purchases (or has pre-ordered) any edition of HITMAN 3 on Epic Games Store.

    Owners of HITMAN 1 on EGS (including all players who claimed it when it was available for free in August) will get a free upgrade to the HITMAN 1 GOTY Access Pass at any time after purchasing HITMAN 3.

    The HITMAN 2 Standard Access Pass and HITMAN 2 Gold Access Pass will be 80% off for 14 days after the launch of HITMAN 3 on Epic Games Store and will continue to be discounted regularly.

Our hope is that these initiatives help to ensure all HITMAN 3 PC players can able to enjoy the new game with full access to HITMAN 1 and their progression carried over as a minimum.

So it seems your *progress* will carry over with the IOI account, but the levels actually being unlocked will not. Which sucks ass.
General Gaming / Re: Hitman 3 announced
« Last post by idolminds on Thursday, January 14, 2021, 07:56:08 AM »
They have said that the level unlocks and progress will transfer from Steam to Epic, I'm assuming through the IOI account though details haven't been released yet.

Interestingly, they cut the install size in half. Hitman 2 is 149GB right now which includes all the Hitman 1 content. Hitman 3 will be roughly half that size while still including all the content from the previous games. Amazing.
General Gaming / Re: Hitman 3 announced
« Last post by iPPi on Sunday, January 10, 2021, 07:51:34 PM »
Hitman III will be an Epic Games store timed-exclusive for 12 months. I can understand why they may have decided to do that as IOI is developing and publishing the game themselves. That is disappointing nevertheless though since I would assume that most PC players will have the game on Steam. For me at least, all of my previous Hitman games are on Steam so in order to ensure I get all previous Hitman levels on the latest game, I'll have to wait for the Steam version to be released.
General Gaming / Re: Disco Elysium - murder-mystery CRPG with great prose & writing
« Last post by iPPi on Tuesday, January 05, 2021, 10:04:53 PM »
I also picked this up recently with the Epic Games coupon and while it was on sale. I've put in about 4 hours into the game and really like it. It's like an old school RPG with card elements and dice rolls. That totally does not do it justice in terms of describing it, but it is quite unlike anything I have played recently. It is more akin to Balder's Gate II or Fallout 1 or 2 in terms of gameplay style.

Unfortunately, I do have a weird technical issue with the game - it "freezes" for about a minute on launch before the title screen appears. It is weird and I do not know what the issue is. It does appear to happen on other people's machines as well. The game runs without any other issues on my end.

I'm a little preoccupied with a few other games at the moment so I haven't played it in about a week. I do hope to pick it back up in the near future because I was enjoying the game.
General Gaming / Re: Disco Elysium - open-world murder-mystery CRPG
« Last post by MysterD on Tuesday, January 05, 2021, 07:45:19 PM »
I bought (from Epic) & began Disco Elysium last night. I'm approximately a little over 2 hours into this.

This has some of the best writing, prose, and descriptions I've seen written in a game since any of these games - Shadowrun Returns; Shadowrun Dragonfall; Planescape: Torment (PS:T); and Torment: Tides of Numenera. If you're looking for a game that you can read, where it reads out like a good book, you'll love that aspect of the game. If those games were up your alley b/c of the writing, you'll love this.

The game is...bizarre. Your character that you play as, has the amnesia problem...similar to the Nameless One in PS:T. So, you don't remember who you are, what you're doing, what's your job, and other stuff of that sort. You wake up after a drunken stupor in a seedy hotel, where something really bad went down nearby. You're to investigate this incident, to find out what happened to this person was and "whodunnit"; and to also find our who you are and what has been going on with your character.

Of course, this all is just a part of everything Disco has going on, TBH. You'll be running, walking, and stumbling into other areas, side-quests, items, Lore, and whatnot everywhere. The game's loaded already with NPC's to talk to and things to do. If that isn't enough, you also....have conversations with yourself. Since your character's an alcoholic and an addict, you are constantly dealing w/ thoughts & visions in your head - and these can happen even while talking to a NPC that's really there.

These parts of you, your skills and stats that you "talk to", also feel like NPC's to talk to, as things like "Logic" and other skills talk to you and you have conversations & dialogues with them. It feels...often very meta and very weird, but also down-right shocking and/or hilarious at times, too. These parts of your personality - like Logic, Ego, etc - might even interject with you - and it does this a lot, too - while you're talking to a NPC. I really gives this feeling off of...something is really wrong w/ your character.

Based on your stats and whatnot (like most RPG's) and how you react to things, it feels like already...there's a few things I might've and could've done different. I literally talked my way out of - well, at least so far - from paying my hotel room bill for damages and for the room b/c...well, the place was trashed; supposedly by my character. There are constant checks from the game against your stats, which will pop-up and let you know if you failed or succeeded it too, letting you know if you have extra dialogue options, extra information the game will relay to you (about the game, its lore, the game-world, characters, areas, etc).

I haven't ran into any combat here, as...most of it supposedly happens as skill-checks and things while in Dialogue; and not in the old-school traditional sense of combat like you'd see in real-time basic games (like Baldur's Gate series or PS:T) or turn-based games (like say Shadowrun Returns; Fallout 1; and Fallout 2).

On my 10700KF; 16 GB RAM; and RTX 3070 PC at 1080p here: 60fps, no problem. Game isn't graphically special in the technical sense, but I do really like it's art-style. Looks like an oil painting in motion where pastels were used to make the graphics, to give this game its unique style and look here - which makes tons of sense here, given your characters issues here w/ drinking too much and doing way too many drugs.

Only a little over 2 hours in here and I've barely walked anywhere in this game-world and this game's already shining like gold, just from the interesting writing, prose, conversations, some of the odd side-quests, and the unique look of this game. I love the writing, the characters, the weirdness, the mystery, the comedy, and everything else this game has thrown at me, so far.

I really can't wait to play some more, sometime soon.
General Gaming / Disco Elysium - murder-mystery CRPG with great prose & writing
« Last post by MysterD on Tuesday, January 05, 2021, 07:43:27 PM »
For those that don't know what Disco Elysium is...

It's an old-school style CRPG that is a murder-mystery where you're to solve a crime...and also solve who you are, as you have amnesia.
Trailer for The Final Cut free upgrade (which will add more content, more voice-acting, etc) for Disco Elysium owners, coming in March 2021:

General Discussion / Re: Happy New Year, everyone!
« Last post by Quemaqua on Sunday, January 03, 2021, 01:17:25 AM »
Had a friend tell me it would be hard to be worse than 2020, and I was like ... you just shut your fucking mouth right now, lest it decide it wants to find a way.

Cheers, guys! Hope the new is a great deal more palatable than the old.
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