Jump to content
Fantasy Football - Footballguys Forums

Video games...what ya playing? And what are you looking forward to?


Recommended Posts

I am getting bored of Tomb Raider. The graphics are beautiful and the story is sort of compelling, but it's just getting repetitive. I have 15-20 hours of gameplay so far and I'm still not finished with it (normal difficulty and not too many deaths). I remember feeling the same about Uncharted 3. You can only do so much jumping/climbing and firefights before you get to :yawn:.

You should be nearing the end of it.

Thanks, I hope so... I am just about to take the PT boat upriver to try stopping the storms over the island.

My griping aside, I'm optimistic about the next installment in the series. I never really bought into the trapped on a cooky island premise. I think this type of game benefits from some globe trotting like the old Tomb Raider and Uncharted games.

I put in a couple more hours over the weekend and I'm still not done with this game. It is just way too repetitive without much of a story.

This is strange to me.

Tomb Raider was my favorite game of last year (although I still haven't played The Last of Us).

I didn't find it repetitive at all, and thought the story was great.

I think TR was my favorite game from last year too. I can see how the combat gets repetitive, but that problem is not unique to TR. I find that in a whole lot of games it is easy to use a sneak'n'snipe style and simply run away when your health drops, then rinse and repeat.

It's definitely not unique to TR, but this game fell into the same trap as Uncharted 3 - keep adding missions for the sake of value, but the ultimate experience gets watered down and a bit boring... at least for me.

The controls and graphics are great in this game, but the plot was hokey and the characters are not compelling in any way (in addition to the repetition issues).

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 31.8k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • SlaX

    1497

  • Insein

    1457

  • STEADYMOBBIN 22

    1093

  • NewlyRetired

    1091

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

So you bought and flipped 2 xboxes at exorbitant prices, and now you’re complaining about the secondary market for PS5s?

The Saga of Tornado Man (continued):  Episode 2: The Butcher and Leap Tornado Man is growing into his role as a leader.  This is most readily seen by his consistent use of the phrases, "This way.

And this is the mentality that keeps me from playing MP most of the time.

I am getting bored of Tomb Raider. The graphics are beautiful and the story is sort of compelling, but it's just getting repetitive. I have 15-20 hours of gameplay so far and I'm still not finished with it (normal difficulty and not too many deaths). I remember feeling the same about Uncharted 3. You can only do so much jumping/climbing and firefights before you get to :yawn:.

You should be nearing the end of it.

Thanks, I hope so... I am just about to take the PT boat upriver to try stopping the storms over the island.

My griping aside, I'm optimistic about the next installment in the series. I never really bought into the trapped on a cooky island premise. I think this type of game benefits from some globe trotting like the old Tomb Raider and Uncharted games.

I put in a couple more hours over the weekend and I'm still not done with this game. It is just way too repetitive without much of a story.

This is strange to me.

Tomb Raider was my favorite game of last year (although I still haven't played The Last of Us).

I didn't find it repetitive at all, and thought the story was great.

I think TR was my favorite game from last year too. I can see how the combat gets repetitive, but that problem is not unique to TR. I find that in a whole lot of games it is easy to use a sneak'n'snipe style and simply run away when your health drops, then rinse and repeat.

It's definitely not unique to TR, but this game fell into the same trap as Uncharted 3 - keep adding missions for the sake of value, but the ultimate experience gets watered down and a bit boring... at least for me.

The controls and graphics are great in this game, but the plot was hokey and the characters are not compelling in any way (in addition to the repetition issues).

This is my first exposure to TR in any format (never played any of the games or seen the films) but I didn't have a problem with the story. I actually enjoyed it and I liked most of the characters, even if they were all stereotypes. I just kind of I thought that the supernatural was part of the whole TR concept, but I guess I could be wrong.

Link to post
Share on other sites

been playing in the wildstar beta. really fun game. lack of tab targeting really ups the skill cap, professions seem interesting, and housing seems really fun as well.

will probably go on the pvp server on the exile side.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Somehow I ended up with Pixel Dungeon on my Kindle Fire. I can't seem to stop playing the damn thing. It is a classic roguelike and is more addictive than crack.

Someone save me.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Replaying Bioshock Infinite.

I don't think I'm enjoying it any more the second time through. It's just...off. :shrug:

:thanks::goodposting:

It's an utter bore of a game.

seriously have no clue how it got such good ratings

I have to agree. I just didn't like the look of the game, it just didn't feel like Bioshock. Add an average story, at best, and not much new innovation by way of new enemies or abilities and it makes for an average game.

I was hoping a second play through would uncover some gems that I missed, but Andy's post has me doubting that.

While I didn't enjoy it as much as the original Bioshock, I loved how they tied everything together...especially after playing the 2 Burial at Sea episodes.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Replaying Bioshock Infinite.

I don't think I'm enjoying it any more the second time through. It's just...off. :shrug:

:thanks::goodposting:

It's an utter bore of a game.

seriously have no clue how it got such good ratings
I have to agree. I just didn't like the look of the game, it just didn't feel like Bioshock. Add an average story, at best, and not much new innovation by way of new enemies or abilities and it makes for an average game.

I was hoping a second play through would uncover some gems that I missed, but Andy's post has me doubting that.

While I didn't enjoy it as much as the original Bioshock, I loved how they tied everything together...especially after playing the 2 Burial at Sea episodes.

Are the DLCs worth it? After playing BI I didn't have any interest in paying for those.

Link to post
Share on other sites

This fallout stuff sounds interesting. I may partake. Though I am unsure if I will really, is there any benefit to starting with Fallout 1 story wise or just jump into 3?

Fallout 1 and 2 will be somewhat dated graphically. They are isometric 3rd person (angled high level view of the gameplay "board"). You don't need them to understand the story in Fallout 3 as each one stands by itself with references to the others in a way that doesn't impact gameplay.

That said, Fallout 1 and 2 are two of the best games in the history of video gaming so if you can deal with an older style of graphics and gameplay, they are absolutely worth playing.

I've been forced to sit through hour after mind numbing hour of Minecraft. I'm good with non HD 3D OMG graphics.

To make minecraft look better, try this texture pack.

http://bdcraft.net

Just download it and drop it into the resource pack folder. Looks way better.

Link to post
Share on other sites

So I wrapped up Tenpenny last night. Went with killing the ghouls. It was karma neutral and the only way not to end up with everyone dead in Tenpenny. Although they may have it coming death by feral doesn't really sit well with me. I guess I have totally blown my chance at an apartment there but my Megaton pad gets the job done.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Replaying Bioshock Infinite.

I don't think I'm enjoying it any more the second time through. It's just...off. :shrug:

:thanks::goodposting:

It's an utter bore of a game.

seriously have no clue how it got such good ratings
I have to agree. I just didn't like the look of the game, it just didn't feel like Bioshock. Add an average story, at best, and not much new innovation by way of new enemies or abilities and it makes for an average game.

I was hoping a second play through would uncover some gems that I missed, but Andy's post has me doubting that.

While I didn't enjoy it as much as the original Bioshock, I loved how they tied everything together...especially after playing the 2 Burial at Sea episodes.

Are the DLCs worth it? After playing BI I didn't have any interest in paying for those.

I thought they were. The Clash in the Clouds is basically just Horde mode and I never really did anything with it. Burial at Sea Episodes 1 and 2 are story based and both set in Rapture. Ep.1 is a little short (3 hours or so) but Ep. 2 is at least double that. You play as Booker in Ep. 1, but as Elizabeth in Ep. 2, which means you need to use some stealth elements since she's not as strong as Booker. Without giving anything away they very much wrap up the story of Rapture and Columbia.

I think the episodes sell for $15 each, but the season pass is $20 and you get both episodes plus the Clash in the Clouds DLC and I think some extra Gear and Vigors for the main game.

Link to post
Share on other sites

been playing in the wildstar beta. really fun game. lack of tab targeting really ups the skill cap, professions seem interesting, and housing seems really fun as well.

will probably go on the pvp server on the exile side.

This will be my game upon release for the next 6 months... then back to new xpac of WoW. :bag:

Link to post
Share on other sites

Bought a refurb 4GB XBOX 360 so my kids can play Minecraft and I can try out Rocksmith.

(We already have WiiU and just play mostly Mario games with Infinity and Skylanders also)

SInce I'm years late on the XBOX 360 bandwagon, what games should I pick up?

Looking for non-current games I can get used cheap for mostly the kids but maybe 1 adult one for me.

TIA!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Bought a refurb 4GB XBOX 360 so my kids can play Minecraft and I can try out Rocksmith.

(We already have WiiU and just play mostly Mario games with Infinity and Skylanders also)

SInce I'm years late on the XBOX 360 bandwagon, what games should I pick up?

Looking for non-current games I can get used cheap for mostly the kids but maybe 1 adult one for me.

TIA!

There are do many I almost don't know where to start. Easy bet is the Lego games.

How old are the kids?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Bought a refurb 4GB XBOX 360 so my kids can play Minecraft and I can try out Rocksmith.

(We already have WiiU and just play mostly Mario games with Infinity and Skylanders also)

SInce I'm years late on the XBOX 360 bandwagon, what games should I pick up?

Looking for non-current games I can get used cheap for mostly the kids but maybe 1 adult one for me.

TIA!

There are do many I almost don't know where to start. Easy bet is the Lego games.

How old are the kids?

This.

Xbox would be like a treasure trove for a kid right now. So many awesome games to choose from all priced ridiculously cheap.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

The further I get in my replay of Bioshock Infinite, the more convinced I am that the best description of it is that it's the Temple Of Doom of the video game world.

Looks kind of cool. There's plenty stuff going on. But parts of it are really ugly. And it ends up being not very fun.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

The further I get in my replay of Bioshock Infinite, the more convinced I am that the best description of it is that it's the Temple Of Doom of the video game world.

Looks kind of cool. There's plenty stuff going on. But parts of it are really ugly. And it ends up being not very fun.

Pretty good assessment. Even the prequal part fits.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I am thinking about reinstalling NWN again and giving some mods a go. I have a few interested friends in the neighborhood thinking we could LAN it up. :nerd:

Link to post
Share on other sites

I might be getting Fallout 3. Do I send the family away somewhere for a weekend?

How about a month

Well, unlike my teenage nerd days, I actually have a woman in my life that.... does things...... for me so a month is a little too much no matter how good the game is.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I might be getting Fallout 3. Do I send the family away somewhere for a weekend?

How about a month

Well, unlike my teenage nerd days, I actually have a woman in my life that.... does things...... for me so a month is a little too much no matter how good the game is.

Fallout 3 will do more things for you... and better.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I might be getting Fallout 3. Do I send the family away somewhere for a weekend?

How about a month

Well, unlike my teenage nerd days, I actually have a woman in my life that.... does things...... for me so a month is a little too much no matter how good the game is.

More than once a month?

Luuuhhhckyyy!!!

/napoleondynamite

Edited by Andy Dufresne
Link to post
Share on other sites

How much of Wildstar is dungeons? How does it compare to WoW in that regard? I love MMOs but don't like ones that force you into dungeons while leveling up like FFXIV did.

would love feedback on this question as well. it's hard enough grinding on my time let alone having to find people to grind dungeons with. The game looks interesting, a comparison to these two games bb mentioned would be appreciated.

Link to post
Share on other sites

How much of Wildstar is dungeons? How does it compare to WoW in that regard? I love MMOs but don't like ones that force you into dungeons while leveling up like FFXIV did.

would love feedback on this question as well. it's hard enough grinding on my time let alone having to find people to grind dungeons with. The game looks interesting, a comparison to these two games bb mentioned would be appreciated.

I did some googling and it looks as if you certainly can solo up to max level but the difficulty will depend on your class. None of the main quests from what I hear corral you into any dungeons.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Assassin's Creed: Black Flag is $14 at Best Buy today for the PS3.

So has anyone seen/played this on PS4? Is it worth waiting until I decide to get the PS4 to pick this game up, or should I just go ahead and get it for PS3. Love Assassin's creed, but was thinking this may have been one of my first games when I get a PS4 someday.

Link to post
Share on other sites

How much of Wildstar is dungeons? How does it compare to WoW in that regard? I love MMOs but don't like ones that force you into dungeons while leveling up like FFXIV did.

would love feedback on this question as well. it's hard enough grinding on my time let alone having to find people to grind dungeons with. The game looks interesting, a comparison to these two games bb mentioned would be appreciated.

I did some googling and it looks as if you certainly can solo up to max level but the difficulty will depend on your class. None of the main quests from what I hear corral you into any dungeons.

thanks bb, i'm sold. looks like i found something new to play with when it comes out.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Assassin's Creed: Black Flag is $14 at Best Buy today for the PS3.

So has anyone seen/played this on PS4? Is it worth waiting until I decide to get the PS4 to pick this game up, or should I just go ahead and get it for PS3. Love Assassin's creed, but was thinking this may have been one of my first games when I get a PS4 someday.

You can see some split screen comparisons on youtube. I don't think it looks that much better.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Assassin's Creed: Black Flag is $14 at Best Buy today for the PS3.

So has anyone seen/played this on PS4? Is it worth waiting until I decide to get the PS4 to pick this game up, or should I just go ahead and get it for PS3. Love Assassin's creed, but was thinking this may have been one of my first games when I get a PS4 someday.

You can see some split screen comparisons on youtube. I don't think it looks that much better.

Yeah, I figured it was designed for current gen anyways, so for $14, I just ordered it to pick up on my way home from work.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Assassin's Creed: Black Flag is $14 at Best Buy today for the PS3.

So has anyone seen/played this on PS4? Is it worth waiting until I decide to get the PS4 to pick this game up, or should I just go ahead and get it for PS3. Love Assassin's creed, but was thinking this may have been one of my first games when I get a PS4 someday.

I've been playing on PS4. It's pretty gorgeous but don't know how it compares to the PS3. I enjoy it but I find all the AC games terribly repetitive.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Is this spider man game coming out in a few weeks supposed to be any good?

I hope so. Spiderman 2 is probably my favorite game ever.

I'll give a review as soon as I can play it (probably before it's out on Tues, if it hits the torrent sites)

This is out on the interwebs today. Only 6Gb or so, so I should be able to DL it by this evening hopefully

Link to post
Share on other sites

Assassin's Creed: Black Flag is $14 at Best Buy today for the PS3.

So has anyone seen/played this on PS4? Is it worth waiting until I decide to get the PS4 to pick this game up, or should I just go ahead and get it for PS3. Love Assassin's creed, but was thinking this may have been one of my first games when I get a PS4 someday.

You can see some split screen comparisons on youtube. I don't think it looks that much better.

Yeah, I figured it was designed for current gen anyways, so for $14, I just ordered it to pick up on my way home from work.

I'm playing it on the XB1, and while there are definitely moments where you can tell the graphics have been spruced up, it's not dramatically different than previous AC games on the last gen.

Link to post
Share on other sites

So I wrapped up Tenpenny last night. Went with killing the ghouls. It was karma neutral and the only way not to end up with everyone dead in Tenpenny. Although they may have it coming death by feral doesn't really sit well with me. I guess I have totally blown my chance at an apartment there but my Megaton pad gets the job done.

Besides keeping the shops open, another nice thing about this option is that Three Dogg will sing your praises and then call you scumbag :clyde:

Link to post
Share on other sites

Amazing Spiderman 2 is nothing special. Pretty much just like the last game. There's tons of loading screens that take forever (then you have to hit X to advance, which makes the loading screens even longer because I get distracted by something else and don't advance as soon as I'm able to). It's freeroam through the city but doesn't really feel much like it. If you just want to just swing around you'll get the menace label. And stuff will attack you. The graphics are pretty crappy. The combat is okay; Batman like.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Bought a refurb 4GB XBOX 360 so my kids can play Minecraft and I can try out Rocksmith.

(We already have WiiU and just play mostly Mario games with Infinity and Skylanders also)

SInce I'm years late on the XBOX 360 bandwagon, what games should I pick up?

Looking for non-current games I can get used cheap for mostly the kids but maybe 1 adult one for me.

TIA!

There are do many I almost don't know where to start. Easy bet is the Lego games.

How old are the kids?

Kids just turned 8 and 6. We already had a Wii and have a Wii U so they've played Mario games, Lego games, Skylanders, Disney Infinity, etc. We only have a couple games to start and they seemed to really like the Kinect Adventures game so far.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Bought a refurb 4GB XBOX 360 so my kids can play Minecraft and I can try out Rocksmith.

(We already have WiiU and just play mostly Mario games with Infinity and Skylanders also)

SInce I'm years late on the XBOX 360 bandwagon, what games should I pick up?

Looking for non-current games I can get used cheap for mostly the kids but maybe 1 adult one for me.

TIA!

There are do many I almost don't know where to start. Easy bet is the Lego games.

How old are the kids?

Kids just turned 8 and 6. We already had a Wii and have a Wii U so they've played Mario games, Lego games, Skylanders, Disney Infinity, etc. We only have a couple games to start and they seemed to really like the Kinect Adventures game so far.

Hmm, 8 and 6. You know it dawns on me now that the X360 is targeted at 18-40 year olds. So many great games, all rated T and M.

One game I enjoy because I used to watch the show is "Naruto: Rise of a Ninja". Even if you haven't seen the anime, it plays well as a game with colorful scenery and characters. It is age appropriate.

Star Wars the Force Unleashed might be borderline as the story has some dark undertones that at times are not so subtle. Plus a lot of action violence. No blood. Just standard game killing.

After that its got a ton of sports games if they're into that.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Replaying Bioshock Infinite.

I don't think I'm enjoying it any more the second time through. It's just...off. :shrug:

:thanks::goodposting:

It's an utter bore of a game.

seriously have no clue how it got such good ratings

Agree with all this. I bought the game and played maybe 20 minutes of it before it started its long marathon of collecting dust next to my PS3.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Amazing Spiderman 2 is nothing special. Pretty much just like the last game. There's tons of loading screens that take forever (then you have to hit X to advance, which makes the loading screens even longer because I get distracted by something else and don't advance as soon as I'm able to). It's freeroam through the city but doesn't really feel much like it. If you just want to just swing around you'll get the menace label. And stuff will attack you. The graphics are pretty crappy. The combat is okay; Batman like.

Bummer. I was looking forward to this.

I still haven't seen one review of this online and it comes our Tuesday. Weird.

Link to post
Share on other sites

So I wrapped up Tenpenny last night. Went with killing the ghouls. It was karma neutral and the only way not to end up with everyone dead in Tenpenny. Although they may have it coming death by feral doesn't really sit well with me. I guess I have totally blown my chance at an apartment there but my Megaton pad gets the job done.

Besides keeping the shops open, another nice thing about this option is that Three Dogg will sing your praises and then call you scumbag :clyde:

Yep heard that last night. I owe him a punch in the face.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I might be getting Fallout 3. Do I send the family away somewhere for a weekend?

It's nice to have time to go at it uninterrupted. But the cool thing is you can jump in and out pretty easy. During the week if I get on I just jump in and wander around for a while. The weekend is when I get some time for it. When you go to start I am sure we can given you some good advice on getting it going quickly.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Weekend Update -

So I decided to try out Mothership Zeta. It was kind of cool. It was neat being able to actually use the Alien Blaster at full strength and with plenty of ammo. I was pissed I didn't get any of that funky armor they were wearing. Anyway lots of new weapons out of it and it looks like I can go back? Has anybody tried to go back after completing the DLC? There is still plenty of loot.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Replaying Bioshock Infinite.

I don't think I'm enjoying it any more the second time through. It's just...off. :shrug:

:thanks::goodposting:

It's an utter bore of a game.

seriously have no clue how it got such good ratings

Agree with all this. I bought the game and played maybe 20 minutes of it before it started its long marathon of collecting dust next to my PS3.

I finished the 2nd playthrough over the weekend, My summation stands - it's The Temple of Doom.

Not a good game.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Replaying Bioshock Infinite.

I don't think I'm enjoying it any more the second time through. It's just...off. :shrug:

:thanks::goodposting:

It's an utter bore of a game.

seriously have no clue how it got such good ratings

Agree with all this. I bought the game and played maybe 20 minutes of it before it started its long marathon of collecting dust next to my PS3.

I finished the 2nd playthrough over the weekend, My summation stands - it's The Temple of Doom.

Not a good game.

I am really feeling glad I went with skip for this one. I talk to a lot of people who say essentially the same thing.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...