An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Strawman @ Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:20 am

Monty wrote:


Good find!
Downloaded & my first tank kill chalked on the turret of my Panzer IV (I think)
Laggy as hell, but hey...it's free.
Much nicer than World Of Tanks. In case you can add friends etc...

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You are doing it wrong, try the planes it is so much more awsomer, we should start a CTF kill zone, possibly, there is a play with "friends" option were we could battle each other to the death, in the skies!!!!

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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Monty @ Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:12 am

mmm 'k. I'm not very good at flying!
Will try later.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Strawman @ Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:39 am

I'm not very good at flying either, I was only joking Monts (actually drunk at 12:20am last night), glad to see you've taken part and the graphics are pretty good aren't they?
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Damien Thorn @ Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:32 pm

Now I've established that Skyrim is awful toss for people who have never spoken to a girl and that I will never play it again, I have asked a young person what game I should get next that I will actually like. My young person has suggested Far Cry 4: are they correct?

e: also Sex, I looked at Battlefields and they're all war like Call Of Duty. I didn't like COD at all: I prefer a bit of stealth and possibly even some bow & arrowing if available.

e2: although archery in Skyrim won't do because Skyrim.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Revol @ Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:31 pm

Stealth? Try one of the Metal Gear Solid series (what ever the latest version it is on the 360).
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Damien Thorn @ Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:52 pm

Revol wrote:Stealth? Try one of the Metal Gear Solid series (what ever the latest version it is on the 360).

Goodness! I haven't played a MGS game since my first Playstation: remember Psycho Mantis (?) who could predict all your moves and the opnly way to beat him was to plug the controller into the player 2 socket instead? Mental!
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Revol @ Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:28 pm

Indeed, thought that was immensely clever at the time. Wasn't some code for a safe in the background of a box art picture too?
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Damien Thorn @ Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:08 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:My young person has suggested Far Cry 4: are they correct?

I downloaded a demo of a Metal Gear game called Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - but I don't know if it was anything to do with proper Metal Gear Solid games as it was utter tripe. I have downloaded a demo of Just Cause 2 as well but cba to try it yet, and today I almost bought Grand Theft Auto V and actually did buy Far Cry 4. I have played the prologuey bit of FC4 and it feels exactly like the old Far Cry: Instincts game I really enjoyed years ago, although it looks a lot nicer because 360 - although I suspect the 360 is struggling a bit with the graphics the game demands of it because it seems a bit clonky. Looks brilliant but a bit raggedy when it pans about. Probably supposed to be played on an Xbox One I expect.

Still, lots of swearing, lots of violence and already enjoying it ten times as much as that silly old Skyrim nonsense.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by GingerNinja @ Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:27 am

My nephews love FC4, but I haven't played it.

Evidentally though, there's a world editing option (presumably on the PC) that allows you to do stupid stuff like this:

Original video page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jezYeVBO2Qk


Puerile I know, but still had me giggling.

ETA, and then there's this guy who's decided to drop a 600cc motorcycle engine into a Tuk Tuk, as some sort of homage to the game. I thoroughly approve and want one.

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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:13 am

Hello! I didn't really play any more Far Cry after that because frankly I got lost and couldn't find what I was supposed to do and kept getting killed by wolves when I tried to hunt them for their skins to make a bag to put extra bullets in so I Didn't keep running out of ammo. But I ran out of ammo. Off!

I then got a game called Dishonored which is tremendously brilliant. A stealth-if-you-want-to sort of game where you can sneak about avoiding people and humanely ko-ing them to go through the whole game without any fatalities. Of course, I am very poor at making my little man sneak about so all too often he spends ages stalking some goon, stealthily sneaking along behind him only for me to press the wrong button and accidentally jump up into the air instead of executing a devastating chokehold. The goon then spots my man, obv, and immediately calls for reinforcements and I'm then forced to unleash everything at my disposal to survive the skirmish - which usually involves a shotgun and sword and using magic spells to slow down time so I can stab blokes through the throat while they're cocking their muskets. Sadly this inevitably means my efforts to sneak about end up with me using health potions to recoup and then spending five minutes mournfully picking up bits of dismembered corpse and hiding them in a bin or chucking them in the river so no other guards come across my all-but-invisible incursion.

I don't know how far through Dishonored I have got, because even though articles suggest it's a 12-hour playthrough, I can easily spend half that trying to batter my way past one guardpost, before furiously throwing the resulting severed heads at the wall in frustration.

But after this game, I have got the new Tomb Raider game and a thing called Bioshock Infinite which I bought because it was three-for-two second hand games in Game when my son got Fifa and Burnout Paradise. And then last night on a whim I ordered something called Crysis 3 because it was £1.74

Unfortunately whenever I chuckle to myself that "I might play a bit of xbox this evening!" I end up trying to catch up with some telly with my wife or far too tired to waste a precious hour of possible sleep on yet more fruitless attempts to stick shrapnel bombs onto rats to blow up patrolling divs before I'm spotted, so I rarely do.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Rod Rammage @ Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:40 am

Damien Thorn wrote: My young person has suggested Far Cry 4: are they correct?


Great game.

Now I am playing Just Cause 3 which is brilliant.

I was flying about and I noticed a train below. So I thought "ooh I wonder if I can blow THAT up...?"

So I flew down and blew the fcuking train up!

Then another train came along and smashed into the wreckage of the first!

Then I found out I could blow the whole fcuking bridge up!

Great game.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Käsemeister @ Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:07 am

Bioshock Infinite is very good, though the story will make more sense if you've played 1 and 2.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:19 am

Käsemeister wrote:Bioshock Infinite is very good, though the story will make more sense if you've played 1 and 2.

I have not, but I had read that it's nothing to do with the other games. No doubt I will be rubbish at it anyway and only get a little way in before admitting defeat so the story will be moot.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Käsemeister @ Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:22 am

Read all you want, the setting is different but the backstory ties into the earlier games.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:28 am

Oh!
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by spast1kunt @ Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:30 am

Alien: Isolation is a stealthy type of game where you have to creep around a space station trying not to be killed by the alien or nasty robots. When the alien appears it's genuinely shit-yourself scary in way that I've never experienced in any other video game. It isn't an easy game but if you like a bit of a challenge it's a good one.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien:_Isolation

The Last Of Us is a post-apocalyptic survival game. You play as Joel who has to escort a young girl called Ellie and keep both of them from being killed. Again it's a stealth type of thing but it's not as hard as Alien. If you go by review scores The Last Of Us counts as one of the best games ever released.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_of_Us
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Rod Rammage @ Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:34 am

spast1kunt wrote:
The Last Of Us is a post-apocalyptic survival game. You play as Joel who has to escort a young girl called Ellie and keep both of them from being killed. Again it's a stealth type of thing but it's not as hard as Alien. If you go by review scores The Last Of Us counts as one of the best games ever released.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_of_Us


Very good game but too scary!
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:35 am

Thanks, spast1k. Although TLOS is playstation and I'm xbox, so one of the best games ever released will remain unplayed by me for the forseeables. I hadn't heard of the Alien one, but for the time being I think I'd better stop buying games: each one takes me actual months to do and I've got three new ones ahead of me already once I'm done being useless at Dishonored. And that's not including if I decide to swallow my shame and go back to Far Cry.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by spast1kunt @ Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:42 am

Have you found the quick way to finish FC4? If you just stay in Pagan Min's living room at the beginning of the game, as he asks you to, he returns a few minutes later and the game skips to the end credits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx_MDxgWO4Y
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:46 am

I heard about that, but by then I was already lost in featureless Himalayan foothills with no bullets for any guns and surrounded by surprisingly deadly pigs.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by stuart @ Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:57 am

I think I want a Wii U.

I really just want to play the classic Mario games.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Damien Thorn @ Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:38 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:I don't know how far through Dishonored I have got, because even though articles suggest it's a 12-hour playthrough, I can easily spend half that trying to batter my way past one guardpost, before furiously throwing the resulting severed heads at the wall in frustration.


Oh for goodness sake! It turns out I'm not even halfway through Dishonored. And Crysis 3 (£1.74) just arrived today too.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by CJ+ @ Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:59 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:I don't know how far through Dishonored I have got, because even though articles suggest it's a 12-hour playthrough, I can easily spend half that trying to batter my way past one guardpost, before furiously throwing the resulting severed heads at the wall in frustration.


Oh for goodness sake! It turns out I'm not even halfway through Dishonored. And Crysis 3 (£1.74) just arrived today too.

I liked Dishonored a lot. I spent a long time going in circles though. I had a talent for getting lost in it.

Crysis 3 has a terrible story but brilliant graphics and gameplay. Love it lots.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Damien Thorn @ Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:50 am

CJ+ wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:Oh for goodness sake! It turns out I'm not even halfway through Dishonored.

I liked Dishonored a lot. I spent a long time going in circles though. I had a talent for getting lost in it.

I have a massive talent for being dyspraxic at Dishonored. I will hide behind a skip for ages until a guard turns to look the other way so I sneak up behind him to choke him unconscious only to accidentally shoot my crossbow at the floor by his foot so he spins around alerted and stabs me. Or I'll fall out of a window and get eaten by rats. Or I'll try to teleport onto a bridge and fall in the river by mistake and be eaten by hagfish. Or blow myself up with my own hand grenades. Or etc. My wife was up late last night working, so I sat up to keep her company and played Dishonored for actual ages. After all that, I have just started the fifth mission. Out of nine.

sigh!

e: also, I keep doing things without actually knowing why I've done them: last night I remembered my little man has a powerful zoom function on his sight, which I had gone without using so far in the game because I'd forgotten it did that. I peered around the corner of a wall and zoomed in on a guard I wanted to silently deal with. And because I haven't upgraded my sleepdarts to cause instant unconsciousness, I carefully zoomed-in-aimed at his head to knock him senseless. But when I fired it all went slow motion and did a POV-of-the-crossbow-bolt thing and I watched in excruciating slomo horror as I shot his entire head clean off because I'd forgotten to equip my sleep darts and was using regular fatal crossbow ammunition instead. The body then lurched to the ground with blood spraying everywhere, and everybody came running from all directions to investigate and it all turned into a slaughter.

Don't get me wrong, it looked brutal and excellent. But I only meant him to go to sleep so I could sneak past unnoticed. And then some rats came along and ate the accidentally-headless corpse and left a horrid load of giblets on the floor.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by stuart @ Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:14 pm

I have Dishonourned but haven't played it.It's been sitting unplayed for a few months. Same with Crysis 3 I think that's been sitting unplayed for about 6 months I think.

Skyrim, I wouldn't bother with. It's really clunky.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Damien Thorn @ Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:15 pm

stuart wrote:Skyrim, I wouldn't bother with. It's really clunky.

I tried that but really didn't like it.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by stuart @ Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:17 pm

Rocket League is amazing.

It's football with rocket cars played against other people.

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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by CJ+ @ Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:23 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:
stuart wrote:Skyrim, I wouldn't bother with. It's really clunky.

I tried that but really didn't like it.

The Witcher 3 is like Skyrim (only much much bigger), but actually feels finished. Much more polished. Needs a reasonably powerful computer to make it look like it does on the YouTube videos, though.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by stuart @ Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:24 pm

CJ+ wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:
stuart wrote:Skyrim, I wouldn't bother with. It's really clunky.

I tried that but really didn't like it.

The Witcher 3 is like Skyrim (only much much bigger), but actually feels finished. Much more polished. Needs a reasonably powerful computer to make it look like it does on the YouTube videos, though.


Witcher 3 is really good apart from the combat, the combat is really bad.

The card game that is in it as a minigame is almost better than the main game.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by CJ+ @ Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:28 pm

stuart wrote:
CJ+ wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:
stuart wrote:Skyrim, I wouldn't bother with. It's really clunky.

I tried that but really didn't like it.

The Witcher 3 is like Skyrim (only much much bigger), but actually feels finished. Much more polished. Needs a reasonably powerful computer to make it look like it does on the YouTube videos, though.


Witcher 3 is really good apart from the combat, the combat is really bad.

The card game that is in it as a minigame is almost better than the main game.

The combat is fine, you awful scotch.

But that's by the by. I sometimes just go riding my virtual horse around a virtual landscape, enjoying the scenery. I occasionally stop to play virtual cards with virtual people.

I'm still looking for some bad people who want to fight me on a precarious high-up path or bridge or something, because there's an achievement for killing people by knocking them off such things with your psychic punch power.
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