English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > Off Topic > OT - Gaming

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 04 December 2018, 16:08   #501
BarryB
Amigaholic

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 2,888
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmmijo View Post
It's worth whatever I think it's worth
You can't sell it though, that's the downside! Although you 'should' be allowed to sell stuff to other steam users, but valve don't want you doing that. Could be a nice little earner for them, put 10% commission on every sale of one game in your library to another steam user, no brainer for valve really

Quote:
Originally Posted by gimbal View Post
It just isn't fun if you can't throw it on a pile and pretend to swim in it.
I'm drowning in so many physical boxes it's unreal, but at least I 'know' I can sell them if needed or throw them out of the window and jump out knowing I'll land on a nice pile of boxes
BarryB is offline  
Old 04 December 2018, 20:28   #502
jmmijo
Junior Member
jmmijo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: PDX
Age: 56
Posts: 2,366
That's my thing too, I have too many original boxes from back in the day, they take up way too much space.
jmmijo is offline  
Old 04 December 2018, 22:05   #503
gimbal
cheeky scoundrel
gimbal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Spijkenisse/Netherlands
Age: 37
Posts: 3,117
Yeah the swimming thing doesn't work with books either so I just got an e-reader Useful to always just have my entire book collection with me. But they haven't made a reader yet that gives off the smell of old paper.
gimbal is offline  
Old 18 December 2018, 01:07   #504
gimbal
cheeky scoundrel
gimbal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Spijkenisse/Netherlands
Age: 37
Posts: 3,117
This game looks absolutely fantastic. Oh Deer!

[ Show youtube player ]

https://necrosoftgames.com/ohdeer/


Also, I'm going to barf.
gimbal is offline  
Old 18 December 2018, 05:03   #505
Anubis
Maj. Voodoo

Anubis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Raking Woods...
Age: 46
Posts: 2,475
Quote:
Originally Posted by gimbal View Post
Yeah the swimming thing doesn't work with books either so I just got an e-reader Useful to always just have my entire book collection with me. But they haven't made a reader yet that gives off the smell of old paper.
Just get one of these and spray your e-reader.



https://www.wired.com/2009/06/new-bo...n-a-spray-can/

You worry me with that good indie game choice...
Anubis is offline  
Old 18 December 2018, 06:04   #506
jmmijo
Junior Member
jmmijo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: PDX
Age: 56
Posts: 2,366
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anubis View Post
Just get one of these and spray your e-reader.



https://www.wired.com/2009/06/new-bo...n-a-spray-can/

You worry me with that good indie game choice...
Is this one of the *NEW* simulators on Steam
jmmijo is offline  
Old 18 December 2018, 11:16   #507
gimbal
cheeky scoundrel
gimbal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Spijkenisse/Netherlands
Age: 37
Posts: 3,117
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anubis View Post

You worry me with that good indie game choice...
What? It screams arcade fun. For the low low price of 6.66 dollars.
gimbal is offline  
Old 18 December 2018, 13:10   #508
Cpt. Hindsight
Registered User
Cpt. Hindsight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southpark
Posts: 462
btw: Oh, Deer! is part of the games in the Humble trove, so you can get it as well by buying the Humble Monthly bundle.
Cpt. Hindsight is offline  
Old 18 December 2018, 13:43   #509
BarryB
Amigaholic

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 2,888
Oh Deer (sic), another cash grab!

Much rather play Natural Fawn Killers: Santa's Gone Postal, except I bought that 18 years ago and Fiendish Games/Small Rockets don't exist anymore!
BarryB is offline  
Old 18 December 2018, 18:17   #510
Anubis
Maj. Voodoo

Anubis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Raking Woods...
Age: 46
Posts: 2,475
Now I am really worried, since I already have Oh Deer!

Bad gimbal, bad!

Givin' me those ideas...

BTW, have you tried Deer Avenger?
Anubis is offline  
Old 22 December 2018, 11:57   #511
Cpt. Hindsight
Registered User
Cpt. Hindsight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southpark
Posts: 462
I gave Oh, Deer! a try and my verdict is:

Buy Horizon Chase Turbo or Slipstream instead. :blackeye:
Cpt. Hindsight is offline  
Old 27 December 2018, 12:55   #512
BarryB
Amigaholic

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 2,888
Anyone played Pillars of Eternity 1 or 2, and is it as bad as the reviews?

Read a few reviews on GOG/steam and the negatives on PoE 1 slate it for bad and unbalanced combat, story telling/voice acting, Pathing/AI and lots of 'Loading' screens!

Poe 2 didn't fare any better with another weak story, bad combat with ship combat only done via menus, slow progression and one reviewer called it 'Pillars of Boredom' it was so generic and bland!

I read the positives too but those varied, the negatives were more or less consistent and didn't fill me with confidence of being a game to buy. I've played lots of RPG type games, as did lots of the reviewers and not that many liked these RPG games!

So, anyone have any first hand experience with these games and are they as bad as the negative reviews portray?
BarryB is offline  
Old 27 December 2018, 21:54   #513
jmmijo
Junior Member
jmmijo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: PDX
Age: 56
Posts: 2,366
Quote:
Originally Posted by BarryB View Post
Anyone played Pillars of Eternity 1 or 2, and is it as bad as the reviews?

Read a few reviews on GOG/steam and the negatives on PoE 1 slate it for bad and unbalanced combat, story telling/voice acting, Pathing/AI and lots of 'Loading' screens!

Poe 2 didn't fare any better with another weak story, bad combat with ship combat only done via menus, slow progression and one reviewer called it 'Pillars of Boredom' it was so generic and bland!

I read the positives too but those varied, the negatives were more or less consistent and didn't fill me with confidence of being a game to buy. I've played lots of RPG type games, as did lots of the reviewers and not that many liked these RPG games!

So, anyone have any first hand experience with these games and are they as bad as the negative reviews portray?
I have both games but only idled them for the trading card drops, no real gameplay yet, sorry.
jmmijo is offline  
Old 27 December 2018, 22:03   #514
BarryB
Amigaholic

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 2,888
Seems it should be renamed Pillars of Marmite, some love it, some hate it!
BarryB is offline  
Old 28 December 2018, 00:50   #515
gimbal
cheeky scoundrel
gimbal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Spijkenisse/Netherlands
Age: 37
Posts: 3,117
Quote:
Originally Posted by BarryB View Post
Anyone played Pillars of Eternity 1 or 2, and is it as bad as the reviews?

Not personally, but I have a colleague who really loves them. Expect really dialogue heavy RPG games with tough tactical battles.
gimbal is offline  
Old 28 December 2018, 01:11   #516
BarryB
Amigaholic

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 2,888
Quote:
Originally Posted by gimbal View Post
Not personally, but I have a colleague who really loves them. Expect really dialogue heavy RPG games with tough tactical battles.
Except quite a few reviews mention the bad AI pathing in PoE 1 causing your characters to get in the way and not knowing where they will go making combat more of micro-management slog rather than tactical, a few quotes:

Quote:
Moving characters around during combat will be your hardest challenge as the AI likes to try to path units through other units, walls, etc. While trying to reposition units there is no indicator for what path they will try to take so it is a complete gamble. If you want to move a unit up, it might loop around the entire fight prompting a ton of disengagement attacks all because of some imperceivable obstacle.
Quote:
Combat is a slog of save scumming and navigating incredibly poor pathing. Frequently had party wipes caused entirely by my own allies doing a three stooges sketch and all trying to move into the same space at once.
Quote:
The game is too boring if compare it with Divinity Series, TES, Fallout. Not because of orthogonal graphics.
Dialogues are boring.
Battles are boring.
I even feel boring when writing this review.
Pillars of Boredom.
BarryB is offline  
Old 12 January 2019, 20:02   #517
gimbal
cheeky scoundrel
gimbal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Spijkenisse/Netherlands
Age: 37
Posts: 3,117
Iconoclasts. A really amazing platform-puzzler with both Metroid and Megaman influences. Upgrades, backtracking, bosses, secrets, the works. Highly recommended.
gimbal is offline  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amiga Indie Hardware Developments gulliver support.Hardware 30 22 August 2018 11:14
Indie Retro News - My latest blog! Neil79 Retrogaming General Discussion 58 25 June 2014 22:32
RGCD - New Retro/Indie Gaming Blog Heavy Stylus Amiga websites reviews 0 05 May 2011 10:56
Good multiplayer games? Dreedo Amiga scene 2 09 March 2010 12:47
indie-hardcore with SID/chip esque parts anyone? CARVUP Nostalgia & memories 0 03 June 2006 23:41

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:09.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Page generated in 0.09343 seconds with 15 queries