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#493

So, because I’m majorly on a low, I’ve frogger’ed a few games:

. Mirror’s Edge: trying out First Person view. Pretty good, still nervous about not seeing the feet, but it’s not dizzying like Skyrim. Typical me, stuck in the tutorial, trying for half hour to make a jump after swinging off a pipe. Turns out the balance beam wasn’t that hard after all. >.< Thanks, @NICK9X9 too.

. Weaves of Fate: has a FFT like game play and so far an interesting story, but the King neglected to heal his meat shield brother, and so we both died. Game over. Will play again.

. Glass Wing : cute bane of my patience. The control config end with Y/N for the controller’s settings and nothing you click or keyboard press works. Beautiful game with settings interface that is glitched. No fix found on Steam. Try with it every now and then, like yesterday, still Grr. Too bad as it’s a Nintendo 64 sort of feel. Wings of Glass is the updated version, but GRR!, wish I could play it.

The I of Dragon: So retro and still so pretty. Finally I get to be a dragon! RAWR!. Rawr? Wait. I have to catch and eat things. Oh. Well. Heck they’re monsters trying to kill my humans. NOM NOM! ^^ Also, I get Energy Missiles. I, great Draggie-chan will save the world! :heart:

Alan Wake: Either the initial dream sequence makes you move like you’re wading through fog, or this lil potato can’t handle it that well. Not sure which, both equally possibly true.

Cheers and keep having fun with your (gaming) stash. :sunny:


#494

There’s actually a bug on modern graphics card drivers that makes Alan Wake completely unplayable. I get 15% GPU usage and about 18 FPS consistently now.

Unfortunately, this may be what you’re running into.


#495

Maybe I’ll just have to suck it up and play it @slug pace, hm. Got it mega cheaply because of some copyright with music licence thing I think it was… Finished Adam Wolfe with decent FPS for the most part, pity Alan Wake plays weird.


#496

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#497

Well, I have a chip set, not fancy at all, so likely it’s just potato woes. Thanks for the article link @CptMold :slight_smile:


#498

Hey man, I hope you’ll recover quickly. Free climbing is nothing I’d ever have the balls to do, so respect for that!

I share your view on AC Rebellion, but I kinda stopped playing it, since I’m not really a mobile gamer at all (except Pokémon Go and Monster Super League). Maybe I’ll come back to it though, it was a lot of fun, and I like the AC franchise.

But only aving one hand free and not being able to sit really limits yours gaming capabilities, that must suck so hard…
Trying to think of one-handed games, there are some turn-based strategy games that might help you pass the time, especially the Paradox library on PC. My brother and I collectively spent about 2500 hours in Crusader Kings 2, Europa Universalis 4, Hearts of Iron 4 and Victoria 2, so how about those? Also, the Heroes of Might and Magic games are pretty great (well 3 and 5 are).
On mobile, there’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links that’s pretty fun to get into. I never played the card game before, but sunk quite a few hours into the mobile version a while ago. Also Pocket Mortys, Fallout Shelter and Alto’s Journey/Odyssey are pretty fun and easily controlled with one hand.

I hope I could help, get well soon!


#499

It’s still a 7th gen title and I was able to run it on an old laptop, so if you have a modern-enough Intel HD chip you should be fine.

It definitely is worth your time, if you get past the performance problems you’re having.


#500

I found a few things to try, so I’ll let you guys know. Its atmosphere alone is gorgeous from the start, so I’ll keep poking it so I can add another game in the ole Steam library to the “1-full playthrough” category.


#501

I played a little bit of Steep.

I forgot how much I dislike forced tutorials. Especially when you are just trying to get to the menu.


#502

Hope you recover soon! Glad you are okay!

Just trying to get to the menu? And not able to be skipped? That sounds pretty awful. How long did it take to get through? It’s one of those things I was thinking about installing yesterday.


On the other hand, I just played this incredible little game this weekend, it’s a roguelike (well, it’s got slight meta progression, so a roguelite I suppose) dungeon crawler where the enemies don’t move or attack unless you engage them. Sounds silly but it’s super addictive and fun. I got lucky and managed to get to 100% in about 12 hours, but I know that it’s pure luck that had my run going through Nightmare mode. Because I died at least 100 times in the earliest parts of the dungeons, and then all of a sudden I had a breakthrough run that led me all of the way through.

^ this game can be played using your d-pad or joystick, or with the mouse, or keyboard keys. The mouse is too slow, gamepad worked really well for me. Really really addictive game.


#503

About 15 minutes.


#504

So I figured: “Maybe if you play a sweet little animated relaxing game before bed, you have really cute dreams and rest easier”.

Then I decided to play Woodle Tree Adventures as I had gotten it on GameGIveawayOfThe Day a long time ago. Fool that I are.

Instead of relaxing, I just spent almost 2 hours in the following states:

  1. terrified off falling off every platform
  2. actually falling off and near tears
  3. trying to figure out how far away you have to be to hit someone with a leaf
  4. hitting friendlies by accident to their smiling protests
  5. wondering why some berries are impossible to reach
  6. doing ridiculously dangerous moves to reach berries
  7. cursing the camera angles and then zooming with the mouse by accident
  8. falling through the sky by failing to bounce/run on a circle of … air is it?

I learned a lot. I’m a bit traumatised. Will play again. Will not sleep for a while. O_o


#505

Man, Dana. Let me tell you a funny story:

I’m actually friends with the Woodle Tree developer and I’ve cursed at him a few times telling him that some of the mechanics are just borked but I swear to hell and back the dude’s adamant I just need to “try harder” or something.

Given up on it entirely. Too buggy, too infuriating.

Funny someone else fell into that trap :joy:


#506

I read off one of the reviews to one of the people in my discord chat I talk in. They asked what game. When I said “Woodle Tree Adventures,” they said “Oh that one, yeah, it’s bad.”


#507

So i’ve been playing a little bit of Observer lately ( won it here in a giveaway, thanks @Elocin30 again! ) and it’s mostly okay. It’s comprised of let’s call it ‘real life’ sequences and ‘dream’ ( you are inside of brains of other people ) sequences ( though they start to merge later in game) and while i really enjoy ‘real life’ ones , they are mix of dark cyberpunk and detective noir , i must say dream ones are really…painful actually. I do not have any issues with flashing lights or have no tendency for seizures but they do actually hurt my eyes and head and after a while and really ain’t that creative, just annoying mostly.

I guess once i finish it i will throw some sort of review/opinion about it on steam.


#508

Oh yeah, I remembered the cute little mini tree, then I saw the Grandpa tree and yeah, I got suckered in. The platforms are tiny! It’s hard to tell how far away some are, since you can zoom but you not spin the camera. Try harder. Ha ha. I did, believe me.

@Pylinaer Uh huh. That must be why I put it not only in the Platformers category in Steam Library, but also in the “For Giggles” category too. That’s where I put games which are likely to be ‘bad’ or at least hard to play. I did not however, expect to have an aversion therapy session confronting my fear of falling. :crying_cat_face:


#509

Decided it was time to move on to Pokemon Let’s Go.

It is in the same vein as Pokemon Go in terms of catching Pokemon.

Also there are a few mechanics missing… And honestly, I’m kinda liking not having to worry about them.

Those mechanics are Breeding, Abilities, and held items.


#510

@coralinecastell I just beat Woodle Tree Adventures 1. Favourite level is the one that’s partly underwater. It’s pretty and a breeze to “grind” for berries.

Still the jump mechanic isn’t fun. Every jump I wonder if I’ll make it to the next platform because I don’t quite trust it. Easiest way to do it well is to keep moving and tap the jump at the right time. I see why your friend is proud of it. He did a lot of work on the game, creditied for design, animation and music. It’s not impossible, but the hit and miss bit, I’m sure is not all me, lol. If the not the wonky mechanics, I’d have really enjoyed it. Even the monsters designs are cute, especially the ‘charging bulls’.


#511

So i’ve sat down and played Detroit: Become Human for a few hours this morning. It came free with this month’s PS plus . What can i say so far? I’m liking it more than i was expecting.

I’ve not a huge fan of Quantic Dreams games,barely finished Beyond Two Souls with my GF ( she was more into it than i was , i was just doing the controls ) and uninstalled Heavy Rain after 10 minutes because of how boring it was .

Detroit: Become Human seems to break this mold somehow and i’m actually quite interested in what’s happening and feel invested in all main characters and their stories.

So i think i might finish this one and actually enjoy it to a extent.


#512

I am starting to play Stardew Valley. Not sure when I shall ever return.