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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #630 on: August 08, 2013, 03:09:43 PM »
The Europa Universalis IV demo was released today.

http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?706599-Europa-Universalis-IV-Demo-released!
I've seen EU series being sold in stores, but I've never played it.  Is in any good? It seems to be somewhat similar to the Total War series minus the combat portion and more fleshed out on the diplomatic side.  Is that an accurate evaluation?

Try the demo and you can find out for yourself :D.
That means I have to go find the website, click the download button, run the installer... Whew!  I'm exhausted just thinking about it!  ;D

Lol. :P Well basically yes, it's similar to Total War with much more emphasis on macromanagement- diplomacy, trade, religion, exploration/colonization, etc. Much more work is put into historical accuracy and plausibility than in the TW games. It's also broader in scope- you can play any nation in the world between 1444 and 1821.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #631 on: August 09, 2013, 05:56:59 AM »
Why are they turning all my favorite game franchises into MMOs? :(  Next up: Civilization...

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #632 on: August 09, 2013, 06:10:01 AM »
Why are they turning all my favorite game franchises into MMOs? :(  Next up: Civilization...

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #633 on: August 09, 2013, 09:22:49 AM »
Why are they turning all my favorite game franchises into MMOs? :(  Next up: Civilization...

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #634 on: August 09, 2013, 05:46:22 PM »
Recently, when Steam had its Summer Sale, I purchased the legendary edition of Skyrim. So, I have been playing that. A LOT. As in, I've had the game maybe a few weeks, and have logged 35 hours. Which may not seem like much, but when one is playing on a laptop....  ;D
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #635 on: August 12, 2013, 01:52:31 PM »
Well, here is me actually playing Battlefield4free: http://youtu.be/rsOuZ5q3j58

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #636 on: August 14, 2013, 02:56:37 PM »
Recently, when Steam had its Summer Sale, I purchased the legendary edition of Skyrim. So, I have been playing that. A LOT. As in, I've had the game maybe a few weeks, and have logged 35 hours. Which may not seem like much, but when one is playing on a laptop....  ;D

Get ready to spend 70 more hours.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #637 on: August 14, 2013, 03:01:44 PM »
Playing Tales of Xillia (Symphonia is still the best tales game so far) and Pikmin three. Good to see some decent wii U games coming out this month, rayman legends and Wonderful 101.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #638 on: August 14, 2013, 03:03:07 PM »
Rune Factory and Harvest Moon.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #639 on: August 14, 2013, 03:04:53 PM »
Trying to finish some of my game's achievements on Xbox 360, so I'm playing through Crackdown, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Dead Rising and State of Decay. I need just one achievement to complete Bioshock, but it isn't really an easy one and requires a new playthrough. I have completed achievements on Crysis, Minecraft and Assassin's Creed II so far. It's getting hard to keep up with the free games Microsoft is giving out each month. Plus that I've been buying some of the games that have been on sale for real cheap, or buying really cheap ones on sale at the store.

I'm in the World of Tanks for the 360 Beta testing, so I've been playing that. Played it for a long time on the PC, kind of wishing they tied my accounts together so I could have the nice tanks on the 360 that I have on the PC, maybe they'll eventually change that once it's out of Beta.

I also have kind of been playing Cube World on the PC for a more relaxing, fun game.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #640 on: August 14, 2013, 03:12:30 PM »
Final fantasy tactics A2...old but good
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #641 on: August 14, 2013, 04:30:04 PM »
I got EUIV... but I don't really like it, too similar to EUIII, and it runs poorly on my computer, worse than the demo it seems. That's probably not a bad thing, I need to quit computer/video games for good anyway.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #642 on: August 14, 2013, 04:55:11 PM »
Ducktales Remastered is getting some average/poor reviews  :-\

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #643 on: August 14, 2013, 05:12:33 PM »
Recently, when Steam had its Summer Sale, I purchased the legendary edition of Skyrim. So, I have been playing that. A LOT. As in, I've had the game maybe a few weeks, and have logged 35 hours. Which may not seem like much, but when one is playing on a laptop....  ;D

Get ready to spend 70 more hours.

I am prepared.  ;D
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #644 on: August 14, 2013, 05:13:47 PM »
Rune Factory and Harvest Moon.

I could never quite get into Rune Factory. But, Harvest Moon... I LOVE me some Harvest Moon! Which one are you playing through?
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #645 on: August 15, 2013, 09:42:07 AM »
Ducktales Remastered is getting some average/poor reviews  :-\

How could they screw that up?

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #646 on: August 15, 2013, 09:58:58 AM »
Ducktales Remastered is getting some average/poor reviews  :-\

How could they screw that up?

Once everyone got past the nostalgia, they realized that the gameplay and humor from the 80's do not age well.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #647 on: August 15, 2013, 10:19:21 AM »
And one from the other game that I play, Need for Speed World: http://youtu.be/m-ZnE7MxoMg

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #648 on: August 15, 2013, 12:02:16 PM »
Rune Factory and Harvest Moon.

I could never quite get into Rune Factory. But, Harvest Moon... I LOVE me some Harvest Moon! Which one are you playing through?

I am playing Friends of Mineral Town.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #649 on: August 16, 2013, 01:33:28 AM »
I've started playing Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen. It does a lot of stuff really well and a lot of stuff pretty abysmally. Fun for now, though.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #650 on: August 16, 2013, 04:18:38 PM »
Still been playing Civ IV a lot...  though it's maddening to play 12 hours of game time only to get beat about 4 turns before you were going to win the game.  >:(
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #651 on: August 16, 2013, 05:04:46 PM »
Age of Empires II, because my old computer can run it.  Classic.  Been whooping some bottom as the Britons.  I used to play Vikings or Byzantines back in the day, but I find that as I get older, I like to sit back and shoot things.  Hard to beat a longbow for that!
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #652 on: August 16, 2013, 10:18:21 PM »
Why are all the gamers on this forum big strategy nerds? Come join me in the mystical land of RPGs.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #653 on: August 16, 2013, 10:26:43 PM »
Why are all the gamers on this forum big strategy nerds? Come join me in the mystical land of RPGs.

Hey now, while I'm also a strategy buff, I think most of my posts in this thread have actually been RPG-related.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #654 on: August 16, 2013, 10:28:58 PM »
I enjoy RPGs as well, though I am somewhat selective.  :police: As for upcoming RPGs... I probably won't have a computer good enough to handle Elder Scrolls Online; I am definitely looking forward to Dragon Age: Inquisition in 2014; and I am keeping an eye on the development of an RPG titled Mistborn: Birthright, due in 2015.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #655 on: August 16, 2013, 10:30:28 PM »
I enjoy RPGs as well, though I am somewhat selective.  :police: As for upcoming RPGs... I probably won't have a computer good enough to handle Elder Scrolls Online; I am definitely looking forward to Dragon Age: Inquisition in 2014; and I am keeping an eye on the development of an RPG titled Mistborn: Birthright, due in 2015.

I think you and I are this forum's resident Dragon Age fans.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #656 on: August 16, 2013, 10:53:17 PM »
I enjoy RPGs as well, though I am somewhat selective.  :police: As for upcoming RPGs... I probably won't have a computer good enough to handle Elder Scrolls Online; I am definitely looking forward to Dragon Age: Inquisition in 2014; and I am keeping an eye on the development of an RPG titled Mistborn: Birthright, due in 2015.

I think you and I are this forum's resident Dragon Age fans.

Once again I'm overlooked... 8)

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #657 on: August 16, 2013, 10:58:52 PM »
Hey Asteriktos, did you hear anything? ???
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #658 on: August 17, 2013, 06:55:32 PM »
Rune Factory and Harvest Moon.

I could never quite get into Rune Factory. But, Harvest Moon... I LOVE me some Harvest Moon! Which one are you playing through?

I am playing Friends of Mineral Town.

Quite acceptable. I loved that game. Although, it technically was my sister's, but I taught her the virtue of sharing...  ;D

I am currently playing through Mineral Town. I've been trying to beat that game for ~8 years. Every time I get to the end, my memory card always somehow corrupted, and thus I had to buy a new one and start over. The agony. You have no idea.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #659 on: August 17, 2013, 06:58:40 PM »
I enjoy RPGs as well, though I am somewhat selective.  :police: As for upcoming RPGs... I probably won't have a computer good enough to handle Elder Scrolls Online; I am definitely looking forward to Dragon Age: Inquisition in 2014; and I am keeping an eye on the development of an RPG titled Mistborn: Birthright, due in 2015.

I still haven't gotten through the first Dragon Age. I got about a third of the way through, and then the game wouldn't work. I haven't really tried it on my new computer, mostly because I already know what happens (up until that point), and it seems like a drag to do it over again (especially when it is technically my first play-through still). Someday, maybe. Someday.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #660 on: August 17, 2013, 07:47:30 PM »
Good for you. I have played Skyrim for a gazillion, zillion hours. I almost look up for dragons when I leave the house.  :)
I never played it...is it worth it?  I inherit my brother's ps3 this Christmas!
And I'm dying to play Crusader Kings II, but alas my computer is garbage.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #661 on: August 17, 2013, 07:50:41 PM »
Why are all the gamers on this forum big strategy nerds? Come join me in the mystical land of RPGs.
I love both...Final Fantasy tactics is a good mix, IMO.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #662 on: August 19, 2013, 10:13:22 AM »
Why are all the gamers on this forum big strategy nerds? Come join me in the mystical land of RPGs.

I played a crazy amount of LOTRO, but burnt out on it.  I felt as if it was destroying the mystique of Middle Earth in my mind.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #663 on: August 20, 2013, 10:07:55 AM »
It would be an online strategy game.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #664 on: August 20, 2013, 11:38:26 AM »
I enjoy RPGs as well, though I am somewhat selective.  :police: As for upcoming RPGs... I probably won't have a computer good enough to handle Elder Scrolls Online; I am definitely looking forward to Dragon Age: Inquisition in 2014; and I am keeping an eye on the development of an RPG titled Mistborn: Birthright, due in 2015.

I think you and I are this forum's resident Dragon Age fans.

I played Dragon Age Origins, I'm stopped in the Dwarven highways section. I just got distracted by other games, I'll eventually get  back to it so I can get as many achievements as possible for the 360.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #665 on: August 20, 2013, 11:41:42 AM »
Europa Universalis IV. It feels more like Europa Universalis 3.5.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #666 on: August 20, 2013, 11:48:06 AM »
I enjoy RPGs as well, though I am somewhat selective.  :police: As for upcoming RPGs... I probably won't have a computer good enough to handle Elder Scrolls Online; I am definitely looking forward to Dragon Age: Inquisition in 2014; and I am keeping an eye on the development of an RPG titled Mistborn: Birthright, due in 2015.

I think you and I are this forum's resident Dragon Age fans.

I played Dragon Age Origins, I'm stopped in the Dwarven highways section. I just got distracted by other games, I'll eventually get  back to it so I can get as many achievements as possible for the 360.

The Orzammar part of the game was probably my favorite, next to that village with the cultists.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #667 on: August 20, 2013, 01:47:06 PM »
As long as you don't say you liked the fade. As part of the mage origin story it wasn't bad, but as an entire things? I actually love the tower of mages part up till that point, then... meh. Changing to different things is cool and all, but overall... meh. MEH.  8)

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #668 on: August 20, 2013, 02:12:39 PM »
Europa Universalis IV.

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« Reply #669 on: August 20, 2013, 03:07:11 PM »
As long as you don't say you liked the fade. As part of the mage origin story it wasn't bad, but as an entire things? I actually love the tower of mages part up till that point, then... meh. Changing to different things is cool and all, but overall... meh. MEH.  8)

I was just complaining about this to someone the other day. For PC users, thank God for Skip the Fade. It was neat enough the first time, but never again.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #670 on: August 20, 2013, 03:17:59 PM »
As long as you don't say you liked the fade. As part of the mage origin story it wasn't bad, but as an entire things? I actually love the tower of mages part up till that point, then... meh. Changing to different things is cool and all, but overall... meh. MEH.  8)

I was just complaining about this to someone the other day. For PC users, thank God for Skip the Fade. It was neat enough the first time, but never again.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #671 on: August 20, 2013, 03:49:30 PM »
Random battles at Pokemon Showdown.

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« Reply #672 on: August 20, 2013, 04:02:06 PM »
Vancouver 2010. Fun stuff, although it didn't have all the events, maybe 1/2 of them. I just got the hang of the bobsled. :)
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« Reply #673 on: August 20, 2013, 05:03:20 PM »
I didn't hate the Fade like everyone else seems to. I thought it was interesting getting some insight into the party members' desires and fears. Plus we got to kind of see Weisshaupt.

Still, the Deep Roads give me some of my fondest virtual adventuring memories. Both DA games did them pretty well.
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« Reply #674 on: August 21, 2013, 12:29:37 AM »
Just finished Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker.

Now I'm deciding between DQ I and IX...