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Re: What Game Are You Playing Now?

Postby The Dark Knight » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:50 am

woodublieve12 wrote:
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woodublieve12 wrote:Last night i finished the last of us 2.... WOW!!!! The story was a bit different then i thought it would be, but i certainly wasn't disappointed... So many tense moments and the story telling was amazing. Without giving anything away Some incredible moments you don't see coming and how naughty dog made you feel a certain way early in the game to how you felt at the end of it is amazing.
The game is also visually stunning. Outside of Red dead 2 i cant think of a better game in regard to just the artwork. The attention to detail is amazing.
Haven't decided if it's surpassed the original but its in my top 3 of favourite games of all time.

I certainly recommend you go out an play it
Great to hear mate, I will comment more when I play more but I am absolutely loving it. I haven't been more emotionally involved with a game like I am with The Last of Us 2.


How you going with the game mate?
Good, still absolutely loving it. Last night I got to the point where it changes to Abby's perspective, the flashback with her dad and then the present with her in the WLF camp and then going out on the patrol. That was awesome, not only you're playing as the enemy but you get a look into how her whole community lives and why she did what she did. I love how they've tied Abby and her back story in with the events of the first game and how it's all been fully fleshed out. I said to myself 'wow this is so cool it's all connected' when I started in the hospital that Joel went looking for Ellie in at the end of the first game.
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Re: What Game Are You Playing Now?

Postby The Dark Knight » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:32 pm

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I finally finished The Last of Us 2 last night. It's such a bloody long game and I love that, just when I thought it was going to end (after Ellie and Abby finally go head to head) there was more to the story. It is simply an amazing and emotional game and it surprised me as the ending didn't go the way I thought it would/the way I wanted it too and I'm a bit annoyed at that but that's ok because I understand why. It's more than just a revenge fueled bloodbath. The setting of very ending sort of gave me flashbacks of Uncharted 4- A Thief's End.

While playing as Abby (which actually felt like it took up the majority of the story) I couldn't help but get emotionally involved in her back story, what her motivations were and despite her being the 'enemy' I wanted to her to survive, especially after she met Yara and Lev and effectively betraying the WLF.

The weapons, gadgets, upgrades and crafting options are so well done and learning to use them at different times at the right moments is a big part and one of the best parts of the game.
I love the absolute brutality of the game, it certainly didn't pull any punches in that regard. Running up to an enemy and smashing them with an axe/machete/hammer/pickaxe is pretty full on.

And OMG how crazy is that abomination 'The Rat King' you fight as Abby in the Seattle Hospital?!

Now to play the story again on New Game Plus!
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Re: What Game Are You Playing Now?

Postby woodublieve12 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:20 am

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I finally finished The Last of Us 2 last night. It's such a bloody long game and I love that, just when I thought it was going to end (after Ellie and Abby finally go head to head) there was more to the story. It is simply an amazing and emotional game and it surprised me as the ending didn't go the way I thought it would/the way I wanted it too and I'm a bit annoyed at that but that's ok because I understand why. It's more than just a revenge fueled bloodbath. The setting of very ending sort of gave me flashbacks of Uncharted 4- A Thief's End.

While playing as Abby (which actually felt like it took up the majority of the story) I couldn't help but get emotionally involved in her back story, what her motivations were and despite her being the 'enemy' I wanted to her to survive, especially after she met Yara and Lev and effectively betraying the WLF.

The weapons, gadgets, upgrades and crafting options are so well done and learning to use them at different times at the right moments is a big part and one of the best parts of the game.
I love the absolute brutality of the game, it certainly didn't pull any punches in that regard. Running up to an enemy and smashing them with an axe/machete/hammer/pickaxe is pretty full on.

And OMG how crazy is that abomination 'The Rat King' you fight as Abby in the Seattle Hospital?!

Now to play the story again on New Game Plus!

that's awesome mate.. great write up... I was the same with Abby, hated her but you can certainly empathise with her and why she did what she did...


loved the story...


What is new game plus?
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Re: What Game Are You Playing Now?

Postby The Dark Knight » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:56 pm

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I finally finished The Last of Us 2 last night. It's such a bloody long game and I love that, just when I thought it was going to end (after Ellie and Abby finally go head to head) there was more to the story. It is simply an amazing and emotional game and it surprised me as the ending didn't go the way I thought it would/the way I wanted it too and I'm a bit annoyed at that but that's ok because I understand why. It's more than just a revenge fueled bloodbath. The setting of very ending sort of gave me flashbacks of Uncharted 4- A Thief's End.

While playing as Abby (which actually felt like it took up the majority of the story) I couldn't help but get emotionally involved in her back story, what her motivations were and despite her being the 'enemy' I wanted to her to survive, especially after she met Yara and Lev and effectively betraying the WLF.

The weapons, gadgets, upgrades and crafting options are so well done and learning to use them at different times at the right moments is a big part and one of the best parts of the game.
I love the absolute brutality of the game, it certainly didn't pull any punches in that regard. Running up to an enemy and smashing them with an axe/machete/hammer/pickaxe is pretty full on.

And OMG how crazy is that abomination 'The Rat King' you fight as Abby in the Seattle Hospital?!

Now to play the story again on New Game Plus!

that's awesome mate.. great write up... I was the same with Abby, hated her but you can certainly empathise with her and why she did what she did...


loved the story...


What is new game plus?

When it came down to why Abby did what she did I believed it was justified, turns out Joel made a bigger mistake rescuing Ellie in the hospital at the end of the first game than he ever knew and as we saw Ellie was very angry about that once she found out the full story.

New Game Plus is the option to replay the story while keeping all your weapons, weapon upgrades, gadgets and collectibles and therefore be able to fully upgrade both Ellie and Abby and collect everything you missed first time around.
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Re: What Game Are You Playing Now?

Postby HH3 » Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:42 pm

Ive been smashing Formula 1 2020 for the last month or so.

MyTeam adds a few layers to the career mode. Ive put that on ice for a bit because my cars still shithouse in the second season.

Ive started a normal career mode, starting a full season of Formula 2 with no rewinds. See how I go.

Also, I was in a Gran Turismo league for a while, which was run very well with live streams with commentary, 5 divisions, about 100 entrants every Sunday. In the end couldnt commit the time on a Sunday night.

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Re: What Game Are You Playing Now?

Postby The Dark Knight » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:30 pm

I finished New Story plus in The Last of Us 2 on the weekend and went back and collected all the things I missed to achieve 100% and now I'm on to Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 remastered.

Made a real go of it Saturday night and yesterday and the remaster of both games is pretty much how I remember the originals to be and with the help of some muscle memory I can still remember where everything is in most of the levels I've unlocked, particularly in THPS 2 even if it has been about 17 years since I played them.

THPS 1-4 had a significant impact on my teenage life, especially the music where these games are responsible for at least 75% of the music and bands I listen to so it's great to sit in my own lounge room in front of my own 65 inch smart tv on my own PS4 and enjoy these games once again.

Nostalgia at it's best!
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Re: What Game Are You Playing Now?

Postby HH3 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:33 am

I invested in a Logitech G29 Racing Wheel and frame to use up to my couch.

Combined with a new 75inch TV, my setup isnt bad.

The change from controller (which Im decent on) to wheel and pedals is a slow learning process.

Having the wheel fight you, and feeling things like bumps, puddles, ripple strips, and the front wheel leaving the track on a apex taken too sharp has ruined many a race so far.

Project Cars 2 is what Im putting most of my time into. It seems like the most realistic, and challenging to get right. No rewind feature also makes every corner or overtake attempt much more stressfull.

Ive had to learn how to set a car up too. No default settings. The Carrera and GT86 Rocketbunnys were both impossible until I learnt about anti-rollbar setting and rear tyre pressures.

Gran Turismo Sport is good for a fang. I can jump online and compete without it being too punishing. Late braking and lockups don't send the back of the car around like PC2, so Im more confident.

F1 2020 is tough. The main issue is having to re-center the wheel coming out of a corner. Once the rythm is off, I basically have to slow right down to get back in sync.

All in all, a good investment. Really opened my eyes to how hard drivers fight the car the whole time.

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