An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by stuart @ Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:56 am

GingerNinja wrote:
stuart wrote:
Revol wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:I've never heard of No Man's Sky before but it sounds either endlessly captivating or impossibly tedious. I suppose it depends what sort of brain you have.


I apeals they me very much and I'm hoping it's like Elite on the BBC Micro but better graphics.It'll stop me wanting Elite Dangerous and thus avoiding the massive outlay on a top end PC.


THeres no multiplayer though, is there? I'm not sure if theres combat either of any type.

I think it's basically a walking simulator with some flying around in space.

It's a shared universe, so you and others can be on the same planet. I'm just not sure what the interaction between players is.


2 people on reddit tried to meet up. They managed to get to the same planet at the same time. Got to an agreed spot and ..... You can't see each other. In fact one person was there while it was night and in the other persons game it was day. They couldn't see each other, interact with each other or see the changes to teh planet the other person made.

Dunno if by design or the servers are just having a wobbly with it being new.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Rod Rammage @ Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:57 am

See me, yeah, when I play GTA, I just like biffing about. Just go for a stroll, get into a fight, drive through the countryside, do some jumps. I don't play the story mode too much. I reckon No Man's Sky will be right up my street.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by spast1kunt @ Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:01 am

Rod Rammage wrote:See me, yeah, when I play GTA, I just like biffing about. Just go for a stroll, get into a fight, drive through the countryside, do some jumps. I don't play the story mode too much. I reckon No Man's Sky will be right up my street.

That's what I used to do on GTA: San Andreas, just swimming about, seeing how long a wheelie I could do and stealing aeroplanes. The story mode on GTA5 is pretty good though.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by stuart @ Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:08 am

See I found GTA, even the story mode, really boring.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Damien Thorn @ Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:13 pm

I haven't played a game on my Xbox for months!

I don't want to sit inside in the Summer time. And when it's night time I'm too tired to spend time playing. On some level I really do want to carry on playing Borderlands 2 to get to the end, and even to start playing Rise Of The Tomb Raider which I got last Christmas (or maybe the Christmas before?) but haven't taken out of the packet yet.

But on another, more accurate level, I cba when it's sunny and I want to go out on my bike.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Revol @ Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:16 pm

NMS should be waiting at home for me. Really looking forward to it! Still play GTAV loads even though I've finished the story. Blowing shit up and causing mayhem is ace! Sometimes play online but lots of tossers on it.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by GingerNinja @ Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:19 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:I haven't played a game on my Xbox for months!

I don't want to sit inside in the Summer time. And when it's night time I'm too tired to spend time playing. On some level I really do want to carry on playing Borderlands 2 to get to the end, and even to start playing Rise Of The Tomb Raider which I got last Christmas (or maybe the Christmas before?) but haven't taken out of the packet yet.

But on another, more accurate level, I cba when it's sunny and I want to go out on my bike.



If as and when you decide you fancy playing something, have a look at Inside. It's about £15 to buy from the online store, is an absolutely gorgeous puzzle/platform game of sorts, but that isn't really doing it justice. Probably about 3 - 4 hours of gameplay in total though, but easy to just play for a bit, and pick it up weeks later.

Trailer Original video page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0V2rPVQWfM
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by thekungfury @ Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:21 pm

Play Pokemon DaTho
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by stuart @ Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:22 pm

GingerNinja wrote:If as and when you decide you fancy playing something, have a look at Inside. It's about £15 to buy from the online store, is an absolutely gorgeous puzzle/platform game of sorts, but that isn't really doing it justice. Probably about 3 - 4 hours of gameplay in total though, but easy to just play for a bit, and pick it up weeks later.


Oh from the creators of Limbo! I really liked that game.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by GingerNinja @ Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:24 pm

stuart wrote:
GingerNinja wrote:If as and when you decide you fancy playing something, have a look at Inside. It's about £15 to buy from the online store, is an absolutely gorgeous puzzle/platform game of sorts, but that isn't really doing it justice. Probably about 3 - 4 hours of gameplay in total though, but easy to just play for a bit, and pick it up weeks later.


Oh from the creators of Limbo! I really liked that game.


Yup, it's the same style of gameplay just with vastly improved everything. If you like Limbo, you'll love this.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Käsemeister @ Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:55 pm

Bill Bailey quite likes NMS...

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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Rod Rammage @ Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:25 am

Rod Rammage wrote:No Man's Sky out today.

Initial reviews very good.

Semi-erect.


Oh.

I am a bit disappointed. I didn't know what I was doing. Just bumbling around on a planet.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Strawman @ Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:44 am

I thought it was only released in 8 hours time, or something.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Rod Rammage @ Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:59 am

Strawman wrote:I thought it was only released in 8 hours time, or something.


Two days ago in England. I don't know about Ireland. Do you have PS4s over there?
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Strawman @ Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:03 am

I'm living in England Rod, nearly 4 years since I moved.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by stuart @ Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:05 am

Strawman wrote:I'm living in England Rod, nearly 4 years since I moved.


Came out for PS4 a couple of days ago.

Comes out for PC today.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by stuart @ Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:15 am

This is a great game.

It's Tetris with physics. Brilliant

Original video page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRMAyQpCJCA

(not my video)

You race other players to get your stack the line first but if you make the blocks too heavy or unbalanced they can topple over. There are a couple of other modes like survival where you just see how long you can go for. Or the one in that video where if blocks fall over you push higher toward the line and you lose when you hit the line. I think there might be more I haven't unlocked yet as well.

I think also you have to balance letting the blocks fall slowly v pulling them down hard and them 'slamming' into the structure causing wobbles.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Rod Rammage @ Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:26 am

Strawman wrote:I'm living in England Rod, nearly 4 years since I moved.


Ah.

Welcome to England. How do you like it so far?

Have you noticed many differences compared to the old country?
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Rod Rammage @ Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:32 am

Not as many bungalows here, eh.

You Irish love your bungalows don't you.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Strawman @ Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:45 am

Rod Rammage wrote:Not as many bungalows here, eh.

You Irish love your bungalows don't you.


They did, now gone out of fashion a bit, the blame can be placed on the author of this book

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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Strawman @ Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:46 am

Rod Rammage wrote:
Strawman wrote:I'm living in England Rod, nearly 4 years since I moved.


Ah.

Welcome to England. How do you like it so far?

It's ok hence I haven't left yet

Rod Rammage wrote:Have you noticed many differences compared to the old country?

Fewer Irish people, fewer Euro coins, fewer rain.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by CJ+ @ Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:24 am

Rod Rammage wrote:
Rod Rammage wrote:No Man's Sky out today.

Initial reviews very good.

Semi-erect.


Oh.

I am a bit disappointed. I didn't know what I was doing. Just bumbling around on a planet.

I am enjoying it a lot. Just wandering around, looking at things, shooting things, talking to aliens. Very relaxing.

I've got Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate on the Xbox if I want excitement.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Dirk @ Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:36 am

CJ+ wrote:
Rod Rammage wrote:
Rod Rammage wrote:No Man's Sky out today.

Initial reviews very good.

Semi-erect.


Oh.

I am a bit disappointed. I didn't know what I was doing. Just bumbling around on a planet.

I am enjoying it a lot. Just wandering around, looking at things, shooting things, talking to aliens. Very relaxing.

If that's what you enjoy, have you considered a career as a US police officer?
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Doctor Congo @ Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:30 am

Sadly I scarcely have the time to play games any more though wish I could. No Mans Sky looks great and the exploration aspect looks fab.

I'm surprised Rod, with your busy social calendar, you have time to play!
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by MK4Slowride @ Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:55 pm

stuart wrote:See I found GTA, even the story mode, really boring.


Get out.

GTA imo is the best game ever made due to its incredible versatility. Do some shooting, racing, flying, sailing all sorts of shit in one game. I've got it on Xbox and PC, my PC graphics are 3x better than those on Xbox or PS so that's where I stay and I can still use my xbox game pad.

Anyone else on PC & steam, you'll need to add me.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Käsemeister @ Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:08 pm

or not.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Damien Thorn @ Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:14 pm

Hello, remember this thread? You may then also remember that I tried to play Skyrim and thought it was a colossal load of wandering cluelessly about lost and tedious making penknives out of bits of whittling. But.

I have been in the mood to play some Xbox again recently, and especially in the mood to play a role playing game type game. Clearly, Skyrim is deemed the best RPG by the awful people who decide these arbitrary things, and if that's the best one then what can I do? I traded it in at the shop months ago, and said to the girl it was rubbish because there were no guns, so I can't try that again.

Instead I have bought Dark Souls 2, because apparently it's not as bender as some of the other RPG games, and I have played it a bit today. So far, I have made my man: he is old with grey hair and an grey beard and he's a bit fat. He has a red jumper. I saved it then and turned it off, having had enough tough adventuring for one day I think.

No wonder people say the Dark Souls games are hard!
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by stuart @ Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:16 pm

Dark souls 2 was the worst of the souls series, but still a good game, its also the hardest.

Expect to be frustrated. It also doesn't explain anything, so expect to be confused and lost all the time. It kinda assumes you've played the first one and know the mechanics of how the game works.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Damien Thorn @ Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:02 pm

Ha! I already expect to be confused and lost all the time. Why should it be any different on my Xbox? I might redesign my man so he looks less bewildered at everything, though. Perhaps that way I'll be more successful at the game? Top tip kids! Make your little man look like a Charlie Sheen-esque winner, instead of someone who's gone into the food bank by mistake.
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