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What is Icrontic playing? May 2017

IvanIvan Icrontian
This discussion was created from comments split from: What is Icrontic playing? March 2017.

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  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @TheButterflyman Icrontian

    An acquaintance of mine in the VA community, Kira Buckland, did the voice for 2B, so I've been looking forward to playing it for that reason. It's good to hear that it's also actually a good game. I had never heard of the project until it came out, and most of what I've heard since then is from Kira's new fans, so I don't know much about the actual game.

    primesuspectUPSLynx
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited 16 May

    Not a new game but I want to give a very proud shout-out to Icrontic's World of Warcraft guild for amazing progress into mythic-level raiding. I know it doesn't mean much to a non-WoW player but mythic raiding is the top of the top difficulty content and our guild of 22 people have practiced, worked hard, and improved VERY rapidly to the point where we are now starting to do the most difficult content the game has to offer, and winning. Even if you don't know anything about WoW, you know that millions of people play it, and there are tens of thousands of guilds (groups of players that work towards common goals). Our guild is one of the top 100 on our server, which is a huge accomplishment (currently 71 on Kel'Thuzad). On one of the most recent difficult bosses, we were the 2925th guild in the US to beat the fight; again out of tens of thousands. Only 66 other guilds on our server beat it. I'm so proud of this team; we used to be "middle-of-the-road" in terms of ability to do tough content but everybody has worked hard to improve their performance and it's working :)

    BobbyDigidark_archesMassalinie
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    Imagine you are a person who likes fabulously complicated games, with tons of moving parts--some immediately explicable, others not well-understood for 30+ hours. Example: I send my peon to go convert that plot of land into a farm, and I get more food. I start a war in the 16th century... will my society ever recover? Who knows! I'll find out in a few centuries (10+ hours of play time).

    Now, if you will, imagine this on a grand scale. An Antikythera mechanism of a game, with hundreds of moving pieces: resources, diplomacy, government, exploration, research, experimentation. It's super Civ.

    That's Stellaris. It's fucking awesome.

    IlriyasprimesuspectRequit
  • RequitRequit That one guy Somewhere over there, I don't know Icrontian

    Stellaris.

  • UPSLynxUPSLynx Top EA shill, The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian

    @Canti fixed that for you.

    Seriously, this game is good. I keep seeing people call this game a masterpiece, and though I haven't finished it yet (15ish hours in, taking it slow), I'm beginning to agree with the sentiment. It's an amazing blend of hack and slash, light RPG, SHMUP and japanese bullet hell. The story is great, and the music is astoundingly good.

    Play this game.

    @CB said:
    An acquaintance of mine in the VA community, Kira Buckland, did the voice for 2B, so I've been looking forward to playing it for that reason. It's good to hear that it's also actually a good game. I had never heard of the project until it came out, and most of what I've heard since then is from Kira's new fans, so I don't know much about the actual game.

    Kira and Kyle (VA for 9S) did a livestream lets play of the game recently, where Kira dressed up as 2B. It was pretty great. (Full video has spoilers, but the clip at the start is just them talking about the outfit)

    Ilriyas
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian

    All the cool kids are....still playing Assassin's Creed 2. Or maybe that's just me.

  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI Icrontian

    I'm back to Cities: Skylines! And still Hearthstone. Have to play short and/or pausable stuff.

  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian


    I purchased Prey on release and beat it a couple days ago on Hard. That game is incredible, people are saying it's a spiritual successor to Half-Life 2 and Bioshock and that's accurate though I'd go further back and say it's a successor to the original System Shock games. (Which Bioshock claimed to be though I'd argue Prey 2017 does it better)

    The mechanics of the game are pretty solid insofar as weapons and the upgrade system, I've yet to try the "Typhon" abilities advertised (My first playthrough was almost wholly a pure human run) but they sound really neat from the descriptions and from what I gather of the game's core enemies the Typhon.

    Enemy variety is decent enough though there isn't much too differentiate them visually. On the audio side of things it's pretty stellar as far as combat, soundtrack and the environment goes but there are some issues as far as the character voices go. Not to say they're poorly done, far from it but if I had the option to hear everything over audio logs as opposed to in person I'd choose that in a heartbeat because the in person voices sound like they're speaking from far away, possibly through a fan. Whatever it is the in person voices feel distant and almost electronically distorted and it weirds me out.

    Altogether I'd give it an 8/10, 8.5-9 if not for the typical Bethesda bugs (Some which were just fairly frequent CTDs and others that were potentially game breaking)

    Massalinie
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @TheButterflyman Icrontian

    Oh, and I'm playing Massive Chalice. Haven't formed an impression yet.

  • JokkeJokke Bergen, Norway Icrontian

    Finally got around to playing Stanley Parable. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

    Zanthian
  • CycloniteCyclonite Tampa, Florida Icrontian

    Throw in another "play this" for Nier: Automata. I'm taking it slow as well. Only finished the main ending, but the game looks great, plays great, and the story is interesting. :)

    Canti
  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian

    I can't play Nier because they've yet to issue an AMD fix and I refuse to roll back my drivers to two years ago because resetting them is a nightmare and it means I basically can't play anything else.

    Canti
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian

    Finished Ghost Recon: Wildlands (enjoyed the squad banter and huge world)
    Finished Assassin's Creed: Syndicate (Jack the Ripper DLC was very good. Evie is bestest)
    Finished Mass Effect: Andromeda (Everyone bashed the shit out of this game, ignore them)

    UPSLynx
  • aspieRommelaspieRommel Belkan Air Force 22nd Air Div. 4th Tactical Fighter Sqn. Indianapolis, IN Icrontian
    edited 17 May

    Still Battlefield 1....

    (Note Hours Played)

    Sonorous
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Switch). It is a legit improvement despite being the same content. You can hold a secondary item, all DLC is unlocked from the get-go, and I swear the terrain feels ever-so-slightly improved. I've had zero issue transitioning from the Wiimote/nunchuck to the Switch controllers, which is damn impressive.

    Zanthian
  • MassalinieMassalinie O'Canada Winnipeg, Canada Icrontian

    Witcher 3, all day every (weekend) day XD Ultrawiiiiiiide <3 <3 <3

    fatcat
  • BlackHawkBlackHawk Bible music connoisseur There's no place like 127.0.0.1 Icrontian

    Man, even when I'm not depressed I'm depressed.

    Tons of games to play and I barely touch them. Got Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Playerunknown's Battleground, Watch_Dogs 2. All probably games I'd love to play but I just don't know what happens.

    May need to force myself to play one even if I don't initially like it.

    Screw it! Deus Ex it is. I liked the previous one but never got around to finishing it.

  • aspieRommelaspieRommel Belkan Air Force 22nd Air Div. 4th Tactical Fighter Sqn. Indianapolis, IN Icrontian

    Games I have currently but can't play (because I don't have a PS4):

    NieR: Automata
    MLB The Show 17

    Games I intend on buying for PS4:

    Persona 5 (Been watching let's plays of it and I am more intrigued than I was when it was announced.)

    Games I'm looking forward to release:

    Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

    Ad Infinitum (the first horror game I'm actually interested in) https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1328937963822250&id=894332950616089

  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    After hearing Stellaris said a few times, I watched a few vids and bought it. Played from ... 10P-5A last night. Whoops!

    ZanthianMAGICThraxPirateNinja
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian

    Played some Quake Champions Beta the last few days. There is a part of me that loves the old school fast as blazes get to the Quad as soon as it spawns gameplay, but another part of me where my reflexes are obviously a touch slower than they were 15 years ago and the realization is setting in that I may suck at twitch shooters now... Damn it. There is a loot and progression system that keeps you from certain combatants out of the gate which I'm a little opposed to, rather have a bit more of the game out of the shoot, but for a Beta I can't complain, it's Quake for 2017.

    Try it if you can, it runs well, has a good little player community already (That is the Unreal Pre Alpha's problem, no community at all)... If you can get back to flicking your mouse quickly with precision you might just love it.

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    I can't say enough about Breath of the Wild. It is a fucking masterpiece.

  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    @primesuspect said:
    I can't say enough about Breath of the Wild. It is a fucking masterpiece.

    Oh, I played and finished that game in April but didn't post much :)

    Agreed! It is a pretty game, heavily rewards exploration, and had a good story (though it is essentially a self-contained story? the whole calamity gannon thing only exists in BOTW lore and no other, unless I'm really bad at internetting and I only looked once). I did appreciate the freedom of game flow, in terms of end-game content being available very early on if you wanted to punish yourself.

    I found the shrine vs "dungeon" approach interesting, because the "dungeons" seemed very easy and short compared to my memory of earlier games (could also be hazy memory). The shrines being relatively targeted puzzles was nice, but generally straightforward once you figured out the "thing" (which ability to use, or the type of puzzle).

    Would recommend.

  • NiGHTSNiGHTS San Diego Icrontian

    @Snarkasm said:
    I'm back to Cities: Skylines! And still Hearthstone. Have to play short and/or pausable stuff.

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/547502/Cities_Skylines__Mass_Transit/

    WEEEEEEEEE!

    Snarkasm
  • KarmaKarma Likes yoga Icrontian

    @Cliff_Forster said:
    Played some Quake Champions Beta the last few days. There is a part of me that loves the old school fast as blazes get to the Quad as soon as it spawns gameplay, but another part of me where my reflexes are obviously a touch slower than they were 15 years ago and the realization is setting in that I may suck at twitch shooters now... Damn it. There is a loot and progression system that keeps you from certain combatants out of the gate which I'm a little opposed to, rather have a bit more of the game out of the shoot, but for a Beta I can't complain, it's Quake for 2017.

    Try it if you can, it runs well, has a good little player community already (That is the Unreal Pre Alpha's problem, no community at all)... If you can get back to flicking your mouse quickly with precision you might just love it.

    Quake Champions feels slow and clunky to me. The 'edgy' character design is so nauseating and the ults to their credit are pretty meaningless (I see that as a bonus because I don't want no stinking skills in my arena shooter). It's so obvious free to play too. I had high-ish hopes only to leave disapointed.

  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian
    edited 19 May

    Still playing EVE.

    Rolling on a freebie account since I don't have much time to play. I manufacture things and have a small trading corporation. Went from having 187m ISK (the in-game currency, aka being "space poor") to just over 1B in liquid assets over the past few months by buying low and selling high. All it takes is logging in for about 15 minutes a few times a week.

    Because I'm on a free account, I'm limited to the number of items I can buy and sell at any given time, so finding ways to reinvest my earnings and still earn a decent profit is getting harder due to the limited volume of deals going on where I'm currently at. It's a fun challenge to have. I went from trading cheap stuff like ammo and basic equipment to flipping higher dollar small and medium ships and high-dollar ship equipment.

    BlackHawkEMT
  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    edited 20 May

    Play this game, do it right now if you have ever enjoyed a metroidvania game.

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