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Re: Video game(s) you're playing

#13521  Postby Animavore » May 17, 2021 10:39 am

I don't think either of you would like Animal Crossing. It's a very safe game with no threat. You're not even pushed for any particular objectives. They made it so you could spent just a few minutes a day on it. In fact you find that if you play for an hour, especially at the beginning, that you're left with nothing left to do. You can't even speed time, it's played in real time so if you plant some stuff or request a build and it says it takes a day you may as well put the game down and pick it up again tomorrow where your stuff will be there along with new tasks and the like.
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#13522  Postby aban57 » May 17, 2021 4:28 pm

Animavore wrote:I don't think either of you would like Animal Crossing. It's a very safe game with no threat. You're not even pushed for any particular objectives. They made it so you could spent just a few minutes a day on it. In fact you find that if you play for an hour, especially at the beginning, that you're left with nothing left to do. You can't even speed time, it's played in real time so if you plant some stuff or request a build and it says it takes a day you may as well put the game down and pick it up again tomorrow where your stuff will be there along with new tasks and the like.


Yeah, that's why I asked this first. I hesitated at first, but if there is no exploration/combat, then I know I won't like it. And what you just said adds to it, I tend to play games for long sessions at the time. I'll stay on My Time at Portia for the moment then.
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#13523  Postby Spearthrower » May 17, 2021 7:56 pm

Animavore wrote:You can't even speed time, it's played in real time so if you plant some stuff or request a build and it says it takes a day you may as well put the game down and pick it up again tomorrow where your stuff will be there along with new tasks and the like.


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#13524  Postby minininja » May 17, 2021 8:45 pm

Spearthrower wrote:
Animavore wrote:You can't even speed time, it's played in real time so if you plant some stuff or request a build and it says it takes a day you may as well put the game down and pick it up again tomorrow where your stuff will be there along with new tasks and the like.


Oh hell no.

It's worse than that. Some of the events, item availability, etc are seasonal. I guess it's been good for a lot of people who've had a lot of time to not do a lot over the last year. But then I spent several hours just watching streamers play it, so I can't talk.
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#13525  Postby SafeAsMilk » May 17, 2021 9:05 pm

Sounds like trying to play a Tamagachi.
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#13526  Postby aban57 » May 18, 2021 8:22 am

I understand now why changing the console time is a thing.
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#13527  Postby Animavore » May 18, 2021 2:18 pm

This is such a goofy game and I still don't know what to think of it a week from launch.

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#13528  Postby arugula2 » Jun 27, 2021 11:38 pm

A few hours left for this giveaway on GoG... Win/Linux but no Mac. DRM-free and includes a soundtrack & illustrated short stories.

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#13529  Postby arugula2 » Jul 01, 2021 5:11 am

Tell Me Why eps 1-3 was free to own through July 1, 1pm Pacific… so… still a few hours left. :dunno:
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#13530  Postby arugula2 » Jul 04, 2021 5:16 pm

Metro Exodus: Gold Edition is US$16.24 on Steam until July 8th... for Win/Mac/Linux. Pretty sure that's the lowest it's been. Includes expansions.

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Main game is $11.99.

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#13531  Postby arugula2 » Jul 05, 2021 9:41 pm

Platinum version of Civilization VI is part of the Humble bundle expiring in a few hours (5pm GMT July 6). The freebie from Epic about a year ago was the base game iirc. Platinum includes:
    Sid Meier's Civilization VI
    Civilization VI: Vikings Scenario Pack
    Civilization VI: Poland Civilization & Scenario Pack
    Civilization VI: Australia Civilization & Scenario Pack
    Civilization VI: Persia and Macedon Civilization & Scenario Pack
    Civilization VI: Nubia Civilization & Scenario Pack
    Civilization VI: Khmer and Indonesia Civilization & Scenario Pack
    Civilization VI: Rise and Fall expansion
    Civilization VI: Gathering Storm expansion

Win/Mac/Linux. There are 11 other games in the bundle, mostly Windows only. I think it's US$12 to sign up.

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#13532  Postby arugula2 » Jul 08, 2021 8:47 am

Cities: Skylines was another giveaway a few months ago, but only on Windows... Steam version is Win/Mac/Linux, sale ends ~ 10am Pacific:

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"Deluxe" edition has some historical monuments, soundtrack, and artbook:
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#13533  Postby arugula2 » Jul 12, 2021 4:23 am

In case anyone wanted to try Warhammer: Chaosbane, the Slayer (complete) edition is US$12 @ Green Man Gaming at the moment (Steam, Windows only). By most accounts it's a middling arpg with shitty loot and repetitive combat, but... some ppl like to collect these. Includes boosters, pets, & added skill trees.
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#13534  Postby arugula2 » Jul 15, 2021 6:22 pm

Siberia I & II giveaway until the 17th @ 1pm UTC. Puzzle-adventure games... Win/Mac... includes soundtracks & art.

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#13535  Postby arugula2 » Jul 26, 2021 8:12 am

Battlefield 1 (standard) giveaway on Amazon Prime. You get a code redeemable on Origin - you can give the code away.

Battlefield V (standard) is the next giveaway, on August 2.
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#13536  Postby Agrippina » Jul 27, 2021 5:12 am

During the last year, because I fall asleep when I read, or watch tv, then can't sleep at night, my son bought a little HP laptop for me to play games on. I started out on this one https://www.houseflippergame.com, on my Mac, but it was causing my little toy to overheat, so we got the HP just to play games. I've finished the game several times, wanted to move to the Castle version, but the Mac definitely couldn't handle it, and even the HP needed extra RAM, so now it's installed, and I'm killing rats and building medieval houses to let, so I can build myself a castle in West of Westeros.

I've also bought the new versions of the MYST games, going to play all of them again, more than a decade since I first played them. Granny gamer, that's me now. Forget cleaning my own house, I have a castle or two or three to clean of rats and other pests.
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#13537  Postby Greg the Grouper » Jul 28, 2021 2:08 am

I just started playing The Outer Worlds for the first time. Edgewater is a place out of some bizarre nightmare. Everyone I've spoken to there seems so forcefully upbeat even as their settlement is hit hard year after year by the flu, so they can't be accused of being poor workers and thus losing any access to healthcare they have. They fabricate a coworker's suicide to imply that he did so after overdosing on medications with known side effects so that Edgewater itself wouldn't have to pay its parent company, Spacer's Choice, a hefty fine for damaging company property. It's so surreal.
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#13538  Postby arugula2 » Jul 31, 2021 9:31 am

Greg the Grouper wrote:I just started playing The Outer Worlds for the first time. Edgewater is a place out of some bizarre nightmare. Everyone I've spoken to there seems so forcefully upbeat even as their settlement is hit hard year after year by the flu, so they can't be accused of being poor workers and thus losing any access to healthcare they have. They fabricate a coworker's suicide to imply that he did so after overdosing on medications with known side effects so that Edgewater itself wouldn't have to pay its parent company, Spacer's Choice, a hefty fine for damaging company property. It's so surreal.

I've come back to this paragraph a couple times but I'm both intrigued and confused. (I don't intend to get the game until it drops to ~$10, and then I probably won't touch it for a year... but idc about spoilers.) What's the "company property" then? The dead person?
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#13539  Postby Greg the Grouper » Jul 31, 2021 8:04 pm

arugula2 wrote:I've come back to this paragraph a couple times but I'm both intrigued and confused. (I don't intend to get the game until it drops to ~$10, and then I probably won't touch it for a year... but idc about spoilers.) What's the "company property" then? The dead person?

Sorry; yes, all company employees are considered company property.
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#13540  Postby arugula2 » Aug 01, 2021 1:15 am

Delicious. So that dark sense of humor permeates the whole game? How do you like the game so far?

Funny bundle title (Non-Mandatory Corporate-Sponsored Bundle), and funny trailer last month:

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