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  • What are you playing?

    asmallcat said:
    I'm actually currently playing 3 games, one of which (enter the gungeon) is exactly this kind of quick run game lol. 

    Enter the Gungeon is cool but IMO Hades is so much better. It blows every other run based game I've played out of the water including Dead Cells which I just assumed was always going to be my favorite of these.
  • Protests Across the America

    Dee said:
    So will anything actually happen to these dickheads? Smashing their way into a government building while armed, vandalising offices, one of them stole mail from Nancy Pelosi’s office, there was a photo of one of them with a bunch of those plastic tie things so clearly they intended to take hostages. I mean, I know the cops were too busy taking selfies with them yesterday and letting them run around and “work it off”, but surely there has to be some repercussions? Or is this just okay now (as long as you’re white)? 


    The ethos that rules the justice system, especially in response to riots, is that there are those the law binds but does not protect and those the law protects but does not bind. Fairly obvious who's bound and who's protected in this country.
  • What are you playing?

    asmallcat said:
    I really, really need to buy Hades (I LOVE supergiant, every game they make is great) but I have so many games in my backlog..... 

    It's a run based game so depending on how much time you have you can always do a run here or there while playing some other longer stuff, and it's not a massive time investment to see credits. I think I saw credits on run 30 or so and the longer runs are 40ish minutes long, most of the early ones were half that. Once I got to a place where I was getting to the final boss consistently I usually did one run in a sitting and then went and did something else.
  • Protests Across the America

    asmallcat said:
    These idiots must be REAL convinced Trump is gonna stay in power cause they are taking and posting pictures of themselves breaking a whole lot of laws. 

    Why would they care? The cops let them in, it's not like they'll be arrested or face any consequence from this. I hope I'm wrong but it sure feels like the only people who will be punished for this are the next people trying to protest something legitimate.
  • What are you playing?

    I don't care. I am still a sucker for big open world games and I still really like the flavor Ubisoft has made for these last three games. The Viking aesthetic has been a whole lot of fun even though I will be the first to admit I tilted my head like a confused puppy when I first heard about the idea. Raiding a fort or a Monestary with like 20 of your closet Viking buds is awesome.

    I was trying to capture a good kill shot last night and I don't know if I will top this guy's face. 

    These games always take me a while to get into but now about 20 hours in I'm loving it the same way I did the previous two games. I was hesitant about it when I heard that raiding was going to be a big part of the game cause those set piece battles are usually the weakest parts of these games for me, but the combat is SO much better in this. I can't put my finger on exactly why but it feels tighter and less floaty than the previous games where I felt like I was mashing various animations against shields all the time. Getting rid of the loot grind was a good change and took out a lot of the busy work of comparing a million helmets and breaking down various stuff you don't need to keep your inventory space clear. It also makes it a lot less hesitant to upgrade weapons because you know you're not going to dump a bunch of resources into something and then find a better weapon an hour later. I don't think this changes anyone's mind about the series but it's a great follow up for people who liked Origins and Odyssey.