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What Video Games Have You Been Playing #11: I should go

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by aimeeandbeatles, Apr 14, 2019.

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  1. GoodSarmatian

    GoodSarmatian Blackpilled Idealist

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    Well, eventually most of my vassals revolted but I managed to pull a Tywinn and assassinated the leader of the rebellion.
    Almost everyone likes me now.
     
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  2. hobbsyoyo

    hobbsyoyo Warlord

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    I feel like it's about half way to two thirds through it. It's a story mission and you have to race motorcycles through the city and win in order to advance the game.
     
  3. Takhisis

    Takhisis is it fall yet

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    Is it the one where you have to ride a really sporty bike across rooftops in order to hack into floodlights to get a gigantic seaside ad for your porn films?
     
  4. hobbsyoyo

    hobbsyoyo Warlord

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    No I don't remember that at all. This was a pretty standard race. I don't even think you were trying to kill someone or get anywhere, just make the fastest circuit through the city.
     
  5. Takhisis

    Takhisis is it fall yet

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    Oh…? Because that one (plus Phnom Penh '86) was one of the best missions in the game.

    I don't remember any bike-specific missions that were actually terribly hard in Vice City.
     
  6. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    I just want it to be known that I disagree with this
     
  7. Takhisis

    Takhisis is it fall yet

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    That means the fratricide penalty is halved, right?
     
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  8. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    I've been playing Kingdom Come: Deliverance with a mod that removes the requirement you purchase a certain item to save the game. It makes it a lot more fun as I no longer am constantly worrying about dying and needing to replay sections. While I appreciate the effort that went into making the game historically accurate, and attempting a more complex fighting system that button mashing, it unfortunately feels like I'm playing a slightly duller and less polished version of the Velen and Novigrad maps from Witcher 3.
    Still, if it is on sale it is worth picking up. (Though be warned it has a pretty heavy resource requirement. I dread to think what will happen to my graphics card when I get into a large scale battle.)
     
  9. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    KCD is a high-performance game, no doubt, but it still manages to look very pretty, even on low settings.
     
  10. AdamCrock

    AdamCrock Master of Darkness

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    Oh I haven't got to that yet ;) When I will have that mission and I succeed I'll let You know so I can send You a savegame ;) I recently had "Wheels of Steel" mission for bikers club and I have managed to win a motorcycle race with them. I was coming out second but due to luck and a spectacular crash of the leader right before last checkpoint I managed to came out :trophy: Maybe I'll have such luck on that story mission as well ;) Right now Im kinda stuck on "The Job" Malibu - bank robbery mission. It's tough towards the end but funny as heck ! :D
     
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  11. Lexicus

    Lexicus Warlord

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    I've started a Medieval 2 campaign as Spain, and I had to get three kings in a row killed in battle to get one who's not an alcoholic and a madman.
     
  12. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    That's one thing I loved about Medieval 2, managing your collection of inbred, alcoholic, cross-dressing, crazies so they were able to rout entire enemy armies by looking at them.
     
  13. Akka

    Akka Moody old mage.

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    It was in fact a bit too easy to become Vlad Dracula in MTW2. Use and abuse assassins, always execute prisonners, and you'll very soon get a crapload of dread and dread-related traits that will make armies melt in front of you and your generals to be far too afraid to rebel. Of course you'll be hated by your neighbours, but unless you mod the game you'll get random DoW anyway, so it's not like it will change a lot.
     
  14. AdamCrock

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    I did that yesterday ! :w00t: Mission "G-Spotlight". All of the film studios missions were really fun ! Took me several tries though. Droping flyers from a plane was the easiest and "G-spotlight" the hardest , all-in-all they're really fun to play. :D
     
  15. EgonSpengler

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    I haven't played it, but Total War: Three Kingdoms seems to be getting good reviews: 84 Metacritic score, although I don't read PC game reviews enough to know how to interpret that. Still, it looks cool. The design of the UI to match the era and location looks great. I especially like the tech tree in the shape of a Chinese painting of a tree.
     
  16. AmazonQueen

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    VTMB ran into technical problems that I haven't been able to solve yet so whilst I hope that somebody in the Steam Community can help me with those I've decided to try out Atom RPG which is sort of a successor to FO 1 & 2 but set in Russia.
    Apparently the writing isn't great although that may just be the awful translation but its supposed to be a decent game. Difficult too, but I have no shame, I'll play on Easy mode.
     
  17. civvver

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    Ah video games... I remember what those were like. The closest I've gotten in two weeks has been watching some of the dota2 disneyland paris major. Excellent tournament btw, good production value. Though I heard the venue sucked and people who attended hated it, but the online viewing experience was great as was most of the competition. It's a good patch.
     
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    I'm launching that title as we speak, preliminary reviews and first impressions look astounding and I've never been let down by Total War (I skipped Rome II until 2015)
     
  19. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    I never actually use assassins because of a bug/ "feature" in unmodded Medieval 2 is that the chance of a general to start on the alcoholic train chain is almost 100% if they end the turn with full movement points in a city with a tavern. Since I like to use Chivalry generals to boost the growth rate in my cities, I rarely build taverns.

    The game looks interesting, but I've really struggled with the battles since Medieval2. The Warhammer battles are just over way too fast.
     
  20. cardgame

    cardgame Sensual Kitten

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    There's always mods for that, and yes, battles do seem to be over fairly quickly in this one as well. However, they have actually paid a crapton of attention to what people want, at least from my ~2 hour session, in that they have introduced Crusader Kings style characters who can rebel from your faction, have desires such as a higher court position, like or dislike other characters based on their attributes and interactions, etc. and it's really really cool. Character interaction also applies between faction leaders, I believe. Ma Teng's faction got destroyed in the first five turns or so, and he arrived at my court so I have recruited the legendary Protector of the West to Yuan Shao's faction in the north, and he came with his unique raider cavalry. Yes, you can hire characters from other factions! Even dead ones, if the leader survived the final battle. I wouldn't have hired him at all but I wanted some good cavalry and he has the Loyal attribute, so even though he was independent in the past I believe he will stay with me as long as I don't purposely antagonize him.

    Diplomacy is literally unrecognizable compared to Medieval 2, so many more options in 3K. These two issues being addressed after over a decade of being ignored is huge :thumbsup:
     
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