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What Video Games Have You Been Playing VII: The Real Ending is Locked Behind a Paywall

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  1. Lexicus

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    http://store.steampowered.com/app/281990/Stellaris/

    I never even bothered with Beyond Earth.

    Unfortunately I thought I had done pretty well in my most recent game (got good resource income, defeated one neighboring AI in a war, taking several systems, and annexed two one-planet AIs) but then two different AIs ganged up on me and I was unable to defeat both their fleets at once. I'm not sure how you're supposed to build a fleet to counter two differently-equipped enemy fleets.
     
  2. Disgustipated

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    still on the beginning of chapter 3 for Divinity Original Sin 2. Not sure if I will ever finish this game. It's an alright game, I'm just not into playing games right now.
     
  3. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    I sort of stalled out in Divinity 2 in the Blackpits, stupid tar voidlings setting everything on fire and the escort walking through the fires and killing himself got annoying.

    Picked up Avadon 3: Warborn over the weekend and I've been enjoying it. Indie RPG put together by one guy where you are a Hand of Avadon, protecting the Midlands Pact from the Farlanders and your word is law. Combat is fun and well balanced, although it might be easier than previous installments. Though that could just be because I'm playing as a Tinkermage, a very strong class, or I've finally figured out how to build Avadon parties after three games of it!
    The game gives you lots of moral choices, and the first act can definitely end with you ordering the razing of a village because they tried to hide information from you early on.

    It isn't as good as the Avernum series from the same developer, but still a fun game.
     
  4. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    I have been playing the Third Odyssey mod for EU IV, where the Palaiologoi flee Constantinople before the Ottoman invasion and sail to the New World to form a new country known as Elysia. It’s surprisingly entertaining, with lots of custom decisions and events.
     
  5. Commodore

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    Well, not only did I stop playing Andromeda again, I finally just said "screw it" and uninstalled it. That way I don't have to look at that frustrating piece of garbage anymore. I did manage to stomach it long enough to get further than I did in my previous attempts at slogging through that crapfest though. So I guess I'm just going to have to accept the fact that I wasted my money on that one.

    The funny thing is, my initial opinion of Andromeda was pretty positive. However, the longer I played the game, the more negative my opinion of it got. It just fails on every level from story, to character development, to gameplay. I also see a lot of people praising the combat system, but in all my attempts at playing Andromeda, I found the combat to be the thing I hate the most about it. It just doesn't flow like it did in ME2 and 3 and generally just feels more chaotic (in a bad way) and unintuitive than in previous titles.

    So I'm not playing that anymore and just focusing on my Beyond Earth playthrough. Going to try out a hybrid affinity and maybe go for a victory other than domination this time around.
     
  6. PhroX

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    I have similar feelings about ME:A - at first, my impressions were along the lines of "sure, there's some flaws, but it's still a good game", but the more I played, the less I liked it, and eventually gave up out of boredom without finishing it. The story isn't particularly engaging, none of the characters interest me the way those in the trilogy did, and the combat isn't up to the standards of ME3 let alone ME2 (despite me initially thinking it was the best part of Andromeda, and actually enjoying multiplayer a fair bit at first, it grew boring pretty quickly).
     
  7. Leifmk

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    Going to have to try that at some point!

    I'm mainly playing unmodded EU4 at the moment. Currently in my first really promising Byzantium run; I've finally managed to pull off the "trap the Ottoman army on an island" gambit and will now proceed to occupy all of their provinces while their two-star general and his twenty-four thousand troops are vacationing in lovely Corfu.

    (It's only the early 1450s and previously I'd beaten Venice so badly at sea that they gave me all of their Greek islands plus Dalmatia and that Albanian province. After the current Ottoman war I'll have all of Greece plus some of the Balkans, after that it's going to be imperial restoration/humongous trade power time).
     
  8. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Night Elven Ghost Agent

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    I've been on an Overwatch binge as of late. Been maining my bae Sombra.
     
  9. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    If you're interested in Byzantine starts, I would recommend 1356 - A Timeline Extension Mod, which gives the start date as 1356 (the time of Karl IV's Golden Bull essentially creating the HRE as we know it in-game), or 1356's sub-mod, Barbarossa's Throne, which presupposes that Frederick Barbarossa did not die during the Third Crusade, leading to a unified German state, a weakened North Africa and so on. I would also recommend Magna Schisma, a mod which adds a bunch of events to make reforming the Pentarchy much more satisfying, and The Phoenix Rises, which adds various Byzantine events, missions and decisions.

    (I may have a soft spot for everyone's favourite mediaeval Greeks...)
     
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    It is not exactly surprising that a game for history nerds ends up with a lot of mods revolving around Byzantium.
     
  11. Senethro

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    My favorite Sombra skin is...

    ... the thin layer of flesh between Reinhardt and a wall.

    Not that I get unreasonably frustrated by uncatchable Sombras or anything.
     
  12. Disgustipated

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    I actually got over 30 hours in before stopping that game. And the combat is pretty good despite comments above. It's everything else that's terrible. My biggest gripe it's too hard to get around the map. Though fast travel makes things easier. I never did find the entrance to this one base for a quest, and couldn't find the solution online, so I quit playing. This game is a problem for completionists like me. But why should I waste 10 minutes or more looking for the entrance to a base (it was protected by a force field)? How is this fun in any way?

    And really I blame Bethesda games for this. Everyone is trying to do what they did. Even Witcher 3. Luckily Witcher 3 had a great story, and I finished it. But it's too long and too much open world. I never thought I'd say a game could have too much open world. Thing is, I appear to be the only person in the world who thinks Bethesda games are massively overrated, including Skyrim.
     
  13. Akka

    Akka Moody old mage.

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    I beg to differ, I loved the open world aspect and I loved how long it was.
     
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    GoodSarmatian Blackpilled Idealist

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    As much as I loved Witcher 3, it really was too long. Had to take a two month break from it the first time.
    To it's credit, it might be the only game I finished after a two month break.
     
  15. Commodore

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    40 to 60 hours is around the maximum length I want my games to be. Any longer than that and I start to get bored and lose interest. It's a big reason why I can't stand to play JRPGs since most of them take over 100 hours to complete. That's also one of the reasons I like the orginal Mass Effect trilogy so much. Each one of those games fits into my 40 to 60 hour time window.

    The only exceptions to my 40 to 60 hour rule are strategy games. I can play those endlessly without getting bored, especially 4x games.
     
  16. Lohrenswald

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    I played the bloody gamecube paper mario and now I'm a bit sad I don't really play nintendo crap anymore

    also I started playing age of wonders 3 and I feel bummed by how bad I am at that game
     
  17. Akka

    Akka Moody old mage.

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    My completionist TW3 run was 283 hours long :smug:
     
  18. Birdjaguar

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    Still playing POE. 3327 hours as of yesterday, over 3 years.
     
  19. Snerk

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    Finally got a Civ6 game going again. Been at least two patches since I've last played but it's hard to compare since I don't remember all the things. It's a solid Civ vanilla edition, no doubt. Though I remain unenthusiastic over all the hidden micro bonuses available everywhere in the gameplay. I'll never remember all that. It also needs UN and ideologies and stuff, but I guess it's coming.
     
  20. Kozmos

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    Got R6: Siege. Hella fun, if only it wasn't a Lubisoft game.
     
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