Electronic Games - What have you played recently?

#2
I'll start. I'm back on the post-apocalyptic Planet of Pandora (as in box geddit?) playing the first Borderlands game. The second game and the prequel may be slicker and more colourful, but I'm a big fan of the grungy feel of the original game. Its a simple game with a lot of depth. On the surface is a run and gun First Person Shooter, that has rpg elements (you have a choice of four character types, who all level up and have skill trees for example). Its also inspired by Rogue style games, and the games' initial conception apprently came about whent he lead developer worked out that the three styles of game FPS/RPG/Rogue had game cycles that could insect.

I remember the first time I played it when I had that magic moment where I realised it was just a big old D&D sandbox in space :)

Here's the intro video that explains it, and which hooked me as well as introduced me to the band Cage the Elephant.

Can't believe that it first came out ten years ago this Sept :)

 
#5
I've dipped back into Champions Online for the first time in nearly six years. It's a bit quiet and was never quite as much fun as City of Heroes, but still enjoyable; and I'm a sucker for superheroes. A friend decided to retrieve his old account too, so we should be teaming up soon. I generally only play cooperative games.
 
#6
If you like your Communist Soviet dystopia science fiction, you'll probably like Raven software's flawed classic First Person Shooter Singularity.


and here's a detailed analysis of it (with spoilers).

 
#7
Getting into Kingdom Come Deliverance. A great Medieval RPG on the PS4 by Warhorse Studios. Start as a Peasant and work your way through the Story to become a Knight. This is one of the best Online RPGs I have ever played. On par with Witcher 3 imho.
 

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#8
I'm nearly 40,000 battles into a World of Tanks Blitz habit that started back in December 2014. Some of those games are the eldest child's but probably 3/4 mine.
 
#9
I'm nearly 40,000 battles into a World of Tanks Blitz habit that started back in December 2014. Some of those games are the eldest child's but probably 3/4 mine.
I saw 40,000 and immediately thought it was the new-ish Warhammer 40,000 game, Battlefleet Gothic Armada II. I am still on the first edition, three years old, but just not enough time these days with competing responsibilities and analog table top options.
 
#12
Having fun with Greedfall at the moment. A Colonialism Fantasy hybrid which has a good back story and overall main plot.

It harkens back to the old BioWare RPGs of yesteryear. It has that play style about it with all the things you expect engine wise. Where it shines is the well thought out plot and excellent side quests. Not bad for a smallish Computer Games Studio.

Two of my 2019 Games I have played this year have been by small Studios. A recommendation for Warhorse Studios Kingdom Come Deliverance and Spiders Greedfall.
 

Dom

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#13
Late-night relaxation via grinding the new European line in World of Tanks Blitz. I've reached the Italian sports cars tanks - all speed and fancy automatic reloaders with no armour, and they're fun.
 
#14
Finished my first run-through of Queen's Wish: The Conqueror, the new game from SpiderWeb. Very retro in style and feel (but Jeff Vogel has come a long way from the early days. I'm currently playing another SpiderWeb game while I still can - Geneforge 1. I've beaten this along with GF2 in the past, got part way into GF3 and got stuck (I ran out of cash and couldn't travel to my next location) and never played 4 or 5. Jeff has plans to give this series the HD treatment.
 
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