jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2021, 12:26:Beamer wrote on Jul 23, 2021, 10:08:I bought Bloons TD 6 on your rec. Sorely disappointed. Play my first game, 100 levels. Get to level 99, nothing is stopping me, although I had some close calls. Then on level 99, 100 lead balloons. Instant death. Nothing before that prepares you for that level of attack. I have to start back at level 1. After losing, the game pops up: "To keep playing, pay $5." Fuck that noise. A game intentionally designed to get you to pay for MTs, even on PC.
I highly, highly recommend Bloons TD6.
Yes, the art/theme is ridiculous, and not necessarily in a good way. It's monkeys popping balloons. Sometimes in helicopters, sometimes as ninjas, sometimes as aircraft carriers launching more monkeys in jets.
But the game is remarkably deep, with tons of features, and the developers are polishing constantly. There's a very, very healthy community adapting strategies to their changes, too.
I play on the phone, though it's also for the PC. Unsure the price, and while it has microtransactions, I've never once wanted one other than the "double cash" cheat, which is I think $1.99 and makes you feel like you're a genius, but can also make things too easy (it can't be used in the hardest modes.) Otherwise, I believe you can unlock (and fairly/quickly) anything you can buy, and it's all designed around making things easier rather than anything you feel you're missing out on, and those things to make it easier aren't available on harder difficulties.
edit - $9.99 on Steam with almost 92,000 reviews, "overwhelmingly positive." But yeah, I get that some will be so repulsed by the theme that they can't get into the depth behind it.
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 21, 2021, 18:45:
Amazon released a CYA statement
Pretty much a “you’re doing it wrong, you should be doing this”. Duh
PHJF wrote on Jul 12, 2021, 14:03:
Souls isn't ultra difficult. Something difficult requires mastery of precise timing and quick reactions (like arcade fighters). Souls games are actually fairly slow and only require knowledge of the game, world and mechanics to play well. The combat is more thoughtful than anything. Its reputation as a "hard" game comes more from the fact you can actually lose progress (XP/money, at least) if you die repeatedly.
Too many games now have basically no fail states; how anyone gets enjoyment from playing something you can literally beat with your eyes closed is beyond me. I think much of the popularity of battle royale games can be attributed to the fact that victory is particularly rewarding given the odds one is up against.
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 20, 2021, 14:49:
I'm glad this game is doing so well, but I do feel like it's overrated. I know I'm in the microscopic minority in that opinion, but I don't get people's love of this game, it's literally chopping trees and picking up rocks, version 35 or so.
Shine on though, you crazy diamonds!
Cutter wrote on Mar 3, 2021, 12:43:Goodtry wrote on Mar 3, 2021, 12:36:
It's well deserved. Valheim is a great little game. It brings me back to my days in Ultima Online of all things, with a super open-world layout and game play focused on discovery (both of new lands and of new ways to create things).
It's just too bad it looks that old. At least with games like Conan Exiles it actually looks great. A decade ago I would have been in like Flynn on this, now, not so much.
bigspender wrote on Dec 11, 2020, 17:53:
Really wish these games had coop for the main campaign. Im happy to let my coop friend control the narrative, I just want to be a sidekick that helps tear up the city.
Primalchrome wrote on Nov 25, 2020, 15:55:Don’t Just Survive, Thrive!: We’ve removed all negative effects from Hunger and Thirst. Instead, you’ll receive buffs that increase based on how well fed and hydrated you are.Mixed feelings.....but this is overall probably a good thing. It could be challenging at lower levels to handle food without perks or when you had some kind of disease.
PHJF wrote on Nov 1, 2020, 15:41:
I very nearly purchased Hunt a few months ago... it looks interesting enough from gameplay videos. DLC turned me off, though.
Beamer wrote on Oct 27, 2020, 12:52:VaranDragon wrote on Oct 27, 2020, 12:02:Beamer wrote on Oct 27, 2020, 11:57:VaranDragon wrote on Oct 27, 2020, 11:50:
So it's 500$. Yeah, if AMD can match that performance and undercut it by say 50$ it's game over man, game over!
And if the bitboys can release glaze3d with twice the performance for half the price it's really game over, unless intel releases larrabbee with thrice the performance for a third the price!
Not sure what the reference is, but you're making it seem like it's going to be impossible for AMD to compete with Nvidia while at the same time making fun of me? On another note I just noticed that the 3070 features GDDR6 memory, and not the high speed 6x of the 3080.
I'm just laughing at the two ifs. IF they can match and IF they underprice THEN NVIDIA is in trouble.
Two "ifs" kind of make me laugh, because at the most simple case, it's one of 4 scenarios.
Mordhaus wrote on Aug 25, 2020, 19:25:
I worked for Apple for years near the start of the decade, leaving as I saw what Tim Cook was doing to the company. Don't get me wrong, Apple under Steve was just as overpriced, but it was good tech. Tim has shifted Apple into producing shitty tech that is incrementally 'NEW' like a Madden or COD game, is designed to fail, is designed to be unrepairable/upgradeable, and is farmed out to the lowest cost slave labor possible.
All of the people who buy Apple need to realize that by using them they are:
- Promoting waste because the machines are designed to fail.
- Buying products from a company that exploits modern day slavery like a plantation owner back in the day.