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What game(s) are you playing now?

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Post by Armoreska » September 5th, 2019, 11:54 am

Why not do some games that haven't been reviewed yet. Games like SMB have been reviewed at least 100 times, I'd imagine, so I haven't seen this one yet.
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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » September 5th, 2019, 1:27 pm

Armoreska wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 11:54 am
Why not do some games that haven't been reviewed yet. Games like SMB have been reviewed at least 100 times, I'd imagine, so I haven't seen this one yet.
The honest answer? 1) there actually aren't that many reviews and most of them suck. 2) I thought something like this will result in more views.

Next game is actually growing on me. I hated the beginning.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » September 5th, 2019, 10:59 pm

A video game celebrity talked to me on twitter today. Maybe I'll even get a shoutout.

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Post by funkybusiness » September 5th, 2019, 11:01 pm

omg is it that bathwater girl?

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » September 5th, 2019, 11:03 pm

funkybusiness wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 11:01 pm
omg is it that bathwater girl?
LOL I wish. It was the voice for jack in mass effect, ada wong, and the woman survivor in fallout 4.

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Post by funkybusiness » September 5th, 2019, 11:08 pm

XxXApathy420XxX wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 11:03 pm
funkybusiness wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 11:01 pm
omg is it that bathwater girl?
LOL I wish. It was the voice for jack in mass effect, ada wong, and the woman survivor in fallout 4.
oh cool stuff, man.

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Post by mjf314 » September 6th, 2019, 1:59 am

XxXApathy420XxX wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Armoreska wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 11:54 am
Why not do some games that haven't been reviewed yet. Games like SMB have been reviewed at least 100 times, I'd imagine, so I haven't seen this one yet.
The honest answer? 1) there actually aren't that many reviews and most of them suck. 2) I thought something like this will result in more views.

Next game is actually growing on me. I hated the beginning.
I like watching reviews of games that I like, because it reminds me of why I like it. I'm looking forward to the Zelda reviews and the Donkey Kong Country reviews. I'm also interested in the Chrono Trigger review because I played it for the first time a few months ago (it's not a favorite, but I liked it).

Other reviews are less interesting to me, probably because I haven't done much gaming recently, and also I'm not really into newer games. But that's just me, and probably not representative of the average gamer.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » September 9th, 2019, 8:22 pm

I have a new youtube and twitter banner now and my god they look absolutely gorgeous.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » September 13th, 2019, 9:42 pm

Next review done


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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » September 17th, 2019, 1:40 am

Quest for Glory 1 is simply one of the best RPGs I've ever played. I initially planned to alternate between that game and the next game in the list, but I might play the series in its entirety in a row instead.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » September 17th, 2019, 2:38 am

Also not only did I reach a minor subscriber milestone of finally going from 270 to 280 subscribers (seriously took over a month), but I now have over 1000 views. Hopefully it's the first of many milestones.

Even my older videos are reaching common youtube searching algorithms, so having this become popular enough for monetization is actually feasible. The next step is to reach the home page of certain recommendations, but I have no idea how to do that.

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Post by Leopardi » September 17th, 2019, 2:39 am

I just tried playing it for a few minutes and man is it addictive! I had a friend when I was a kid that played King's Quest, which seems pretty similar to this game, and enjoyed it then. I might just keep this one around for whenever I can find some downtime. Fun stuff!

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » September 17th, 2019, 2:47 am

Leopardi wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 2:39 am
I just tried playing it for a few minutes and man is it addictive! I had a friend when I was a kid that played King's Quest, which seems pretty similar to this game, and enjoyed it then. I might just keep this one around for whenever I can find some downtime. Fun stuff!
I actually keep mixing up King's Quest with Quest for Glory. Both are made by Sierra, and both are made by married couples.

I will play the King's Quest series eventually, but I'll wait until they're on sale on GOG.

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Post by mightysparks » September 17th, 2019, 3:34 am

My brother got to level 40 on Wow Classic the other day and got his mount which makes me super jealous. I hit 35 today, but he’s been helping me with some quests and doing dungeons together so that’s helped a bit. I like this game much more than I did years ago. I logged onto my old account and saw that I’d played a little in 2015, but hadn’t really played since 2010. I love playing hunter, and all its little quirks. It’s really fun strategizing and grinding and exploring the world, I found it a little repetitive the first time but loving the grind now. We both want to go Druid for our next character, I think he wants to go dps and I’m considering tank or healer — but I normally play solo so healer might be difficult. Also made a panderen monk on retail Wow to see what that’s like, I do miss all the achievements and holiday stuff but it all feels too easy (and being able to buy max level characters is so boring).
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Post by funkybusiness » September 22nd, 2019, 10:58 pm

woah no kidding. one of the Ratchet & Clank games was fantastic, but I forget which. most Simpsons games are pretty legit and I remember playing that one briefly! the Sega systems are usually pretty great. never played Smuggler's Run but I've always heard good things about it. and Snake Eater is a pretty good movie.

what's the game right below Sonic?

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » September 22nd, 2019, 11:02 pm

funkybusiness wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 10:58 pm
woah no kidding. one of the Ratchet & Clank games was fantastic, but I forget which. most Simpsons games are pretty legit and I remember playing that one briefly! the Sega systems are usually pretty great. never played Smuggler's Run but I've always heard good things about it. and Snake Eater is a pretty good movie.

what's the game right below Sonic?
Nfl football 94. Only one genesis game worth playing but it usually costs double just for the console.

It's 58 usd for the whole package btw.

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Post by funkybusiness » September 22nd, 2019, 11:04 pm

even a better price than I thought! I haven't seen a Genesis for sale in the wild for a while, not that I go out of my way to look for one.

and wow that exchange rate.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » September 22nd, 2019, 11:12 pm

Shame that the sega cd is so fucking expensive. Either until I have enough money to spare in december or when I get a part time job I'll first get a ps3, and then a sega saturn. A ps3 would let me do the goal of reviewing the rachet and clank series and the metal gear solid series (unless I include metal gear survive as well).

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Post by funkybusiness » September 22nd, 2019, 11:26 pm

dang they are expensive. I don't think I've ever played one before... wikipedia worm holes are the worst now I wanna play Night Trap for some reason. morbid curiosity.

Genesis titles, Castlevania: Bloodlines is pretty decent (because it's a Castlevania game...), and of course Ecco the Dolphin is weirdy weird as fuck.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » September 22nd, 2019, 11:29 pm

Sounds good. I will be getting Shenmue 3 in november and will review the trilogy.

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Post by funkybusiness » September 22nd, 2019, 11:34 pm

I can't believe they've actually made it. Hasn't it been like 15 years since the last one? 18 years!

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » September 23rd, 2019, 8:49 pm

Just beat Quest for Glory 2. There were quite a few changes in it, but they made the game much worse imo. My super mario bros trilogy was 4100 words. This one is going to be around 3100 with just 2 entries so far. I still have 3 more and then a remake of the first part. Geez this review is going to be at least 30 minutes. Maybe even 40.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » September 25th, 2019, 4:55 pm

Jesus part 3. The graphics are a huge step-up because they use VGA graphics instead of EGA, but the rest of the changes made it even worse. There is a lot less interactivity, and everything about it is SO SLOW. You spend most of the time just waiting for animations to finish before you can do the next step. It's also a lot slower to select a type of action and then click on where you want the action to happen. Yes, it is reminiscent of point and click adventure games and is more accessible, but it was a lot faster to just type "cast this on this area" or something like that. I guess I became a purist.

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Post by Rogan77 » September 26th, 2019, 12:30 pm

PUBG

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » September 27th, 2019, 11:05 pm

So I beat the third game, and if I assume that the world length of the other 4 reviews (2 games and 2 remakes) will be as long as the text for these 3 games, then there will be about 54 minutes of audio. That plus an introductory and concluding paragraph and some cutscenes, and this might seriously be an hour long.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » September 28th, 2019, 1:23 pm

King's Quest was on sale so I decided to get them. It turns out that there's a reboot made in 2015. The first part is free, and parts 2-5 are part of a season pass. Turns out they're on sale on steam now too, cool. Then I looked it up. There's a part 6, an epilogue. I assume if most people buy the season pass they wanna get all parts right? That's usually what a season pass does. So how do you get it? Oh, you gotta buy the entire old series on steam if you wanna get it. What if you bought it on gog instead? Too bad, gotta buy it on steam if you want it.

Good thing there's a playstation release for it as well, but I'll wait until that is for sale too.

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Post by funkybusiness » October 2nd, 2019, 12:13 pm

you can now play with friends/invite directly on Super Mario Maker 2, if that was what was keeping anyone from playing it.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » October 3rd, 2019, 1:09 am

Was playing this at the same time and just finished it.



Still have part 4 and 5 to play of Quest for Glory, and touch on the 2 VGA remakes of the first 2 parts. I started another game at the same time as well (the whole windows 98 and 3.1 fiasco on the off topic lounge was for this), and all I'm gonna say is that it makes Tim and Eric look normal.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » October 5th, 2019, 2:51 am

Decided to play some horror games for October instead. Just beaten the first one. It will be a 2500 word review, and will have me mentioning topics such as Ayn Rand, Jordan Peterson, the neocon movement of the 60s, order/chaos, and Freud. This review should be interesting.

EDIT: Oh, and anal sex too.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » October 8th, 2019, 1:37 pm

My most challenging review yet because it's my longest one for a single game, and I had maybe a 1/3rd of the usual amount of footage to work with simply because nothing much happens in the game. Still, I'm very happy with the end product.


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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » October 9th, 2019, 12:03 am

System Shock is actually so fucking mindblowing. I mean, this is from 1994!

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Post by outdoorcats » October 9th, 2019, 1:25 am

I'm playing it too. The most interesting thing about it is the emergent gameplay aspect; there's nothing linear about it at all. It seems like I could play the game multiple times and find completely different routes (and therefore different diaries and data logs, which sort of form their own story) every time.

The controls aren't as hard as they are rumored to be. It takes a little getting used to switching back and forth between the locked-perspective HUD and free-look but once you do it's pretty fun. Hacking into computer terminals is trippy as well. Bioshock's hacking system from 13 years later seems like a significant downgrade!

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » October 9th, 2019, 1:49 am

Hacking is the best. The controls aren't bad at all but apparently the classic edition's controls are a mess. I just feel like the music doesn't suit the atmosphere of the game. The music itself isn't bad though.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » October 13th, 2019, 8:28 pm

Somehow my newest video did by far the worst? The 2nd worst review had double the amount of views in its first week. Talk about discouraging.

System Shock is great but taking a while to beat. Been playing more fmv horror games at the same time. Won't say what but I'll show this as a hint:

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Post by Armoreska » October 13th, 2019, 9:36 pm

Who knows how anybody gets any views on popular topics. If I search reviews for some of these games, your videos can actually be seen pretty high up.
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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » October 15th, 2019, 1:43 am

A preview of what's coming around the end of the week

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Post by Tim2460 » October 15th, 2019, 6:06 am

Beat system shock back in the day... Heard a remake was on it's way : is that the one you're playing?
Ultima underworld was also mind-blowing... Had to improve the pc specs to be able to play...

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » October 15th, 2019, 1:14 pm

Tim2460 wrote:
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Beat system shock back in the day... Heard a remake was on it's way : is that the one you're playing?
Ultima underworld was also mind-blowing... Had to improve the pc specs to be able to play...
Nah I'm playing the enhanced edition not the remake. It has a few mods like a higher resolution and the ability to use mouselook. I will try a bit of the classic edition one day to compare.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » October 15th, 2019, 11:00 pm

Played System Shock all day and I just can't get past the first encounter with Diego. I thought I could beat it under 2 difficulty but it seems like it's impossible (the walkthrough on youtube even did 1 difficulty). I guess I'll try 1 soon but I don't want to repeat the game all over again with a fresh memory of it as it'll be way too boring. I had plans for November already so I will try December.

For the rest of this month I'll try to do Call of Cthulhu (if I won't be too scared), Deadly Premonition, and if I have time before Halloween Sanatarium, and maybe Last of Us?

November will be me finishing Quest for Glory, the Mass Effect Trilogy, but the highest priority will be another trilogy which I will keep as a secret.

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