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Carnage

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  1. Totally agree peter_spy. Problem I think with this game is that the people that backed it were expecting a Myst kind of experience, which it doesn't offer. I'm not sure if that kind of experience was promised or not, but multiple people seem to agree with this. If you take this game for what it is, it seems to be a very nice experience which might be a little bit short.
  2. There's already a toilet simulator game, so I don't know how they would be able to 'improve' on that...
  3. This has gone pretty much under the radar but looks very interesting. Even though it's released by Cyan Ventures (the publishing department of Cyan) and the creator worked on Myst, it doesn't have a lot of puzzles (or just very easy ones) and it's more story. Reviews are divided as the game seems to be quite different from what was promised during the kickstarter. ZED is the story of an aging artist, lost in regret and the haze of dementia. Inside the dreamscape of this creative mind come undone, players reassemble the artist’s fragmented memories into a final, lasting legacy: a loving gift to his granddaughter. Making its debut on PC (with optional VR support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive), ZED is a surreal trip, with an unexpected narrative that unfolds across fanciful, fractured lands. Spanning regret, reconciliation and redemption, it’s a bittersweet story that’s both deeply personal, and undeniably universal. Released in partnership with Cyan Ventures, the new publishing arm from the creators of the legendary games Myst and Riven, ZED is the vision of Chuck Carter, part of the team behind the original Myst. Co-written by Joe Fielder (Bioshock Infinite, The Flame and the Flood) and David Chen (Metal Gear Solid series, Narcosis), the game also features a riveting performance from veteran video-game voice actor Stephen Russell (the Thief and Fallout series).
  4. Carnage

    Outer Wilds

    When searching for games like Freelancer some people mentioned Rebel Galaxy, so I'm going to give that a try. There's also a second game in development, so if I like it, I won't have to wait too long for a new one. Star Citizen should be good when it's finally released but I think we'll sooner have a new freelancer game than that... The X-games are usually a bug fest when they are released, but most of the time Egosoft gets it right after a few years. X4 probably should have been released as an early access game and with a lower price, as it seems to have less features than the X3 series. A lot of fans seem to be losing faith a little as well, as Egosoft isn't really open for suggestions. Let's see in a few years more if they've improved.
  5. Carnage

    Outer Wilds

    It's still early access right? I first started following this game on Moddb and it's amazing how much progress they've made since then. The space genre is one genre where I hope more quality games will be produced in the not too far future. I'm still playing Freelancer once in a while and I'm still hoping for a new game. The mix between fighting and trading was just perfect and I like that you can explore a system for shipwrecks for better gear. The two things missing are base building (which the X games offer, but I never could get into them like Freelancer) and free planetary entry.
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    Outer Wilds

    I saw this the other day and have it on my wish list for the future. What is your opinion about the controls? I've read that you really need a gamepad for the space ship.
  7. Never had any problems with this, but I played with the unofficial patch which maybe fixed this. Atomic Heart looks quite interesting and I'll certainly keep an eye on it. Thanks for sharing.
  8. Maybe. On their Kickstarter they were talking about being a small team and such and not having the manpower to focus on both at the same time. Yeah looks like it, and I'm happy because there used to be just a few choices. Now we just need a few more good movies, because I've watched The Road too many times. There's an HBO mini-series at the moment called Chernobyl if you're interested. As far as I know it's a realistic series, so no monsters or anything. It's just about the pre and after events of the disaster. This demo is an alpha for Kickstarter backers, so it will certainly improve. Funny fact: The URL of this topic has the numbers 19986
  9. I know there are quite a few fans of stalker and metro on the forum, so this game will certainly be something for them. Expected release for PC is somewhere in 2019. Consoles one or two years later. Please delete one of my topics. I got a gateway timeout and therefore I posted twice
  10. Yes, I enjoyed the game as well because I didn't really see it as a continuation of the franchise (which it isn't any way apart from some familiar names). It certainly has tremendous flaws and simplified limitations, but gameplay-wise it wasn't that bad for me.
  11. Carnage

    On Trust

    Thanks for bringing up this interesting topic Sotha. I think part of the mistrust is caused by the amount of information you can find nowadays and how easy this is to find. With this comes the ease of spreading fake news. Even though there's a lot of information available, people tend to not really do any research and believe stuff first hand. Information is power and because people have seen examples of misuse of this information, they start mistrusting information that isn't 100% accurate. Research is as strong as the quality of it and you have to take everything into consideration to get an accurate result. Take climate change for example. There's a lot of information available that counteracts the statements that the majority is making, but there's also a lot information available that supports it. When you look at both these forms of information, you can come to the conclusion that we don't really know what's going to happen. It could get worse, better or nothing will really change. The problem though is when politics start using information that isn't 100% certain to fuel their agendas. Another example is the elections. All the 'experts' were certain that Clinton would be President. Could it be though that these experts were actually spreading this information because they wanted Clinton to be President or were they just using information acquired from city regions, where Trump in general wasn't really popular? I myself started mistrusting the news we were given when my brothers were in Afghanistan and the information that they told me was partily or complete different from what the media was telling. Does this mean all the news is fake? Certainly not, but it's important to check the information you receive before you believe what is told, especially if this information could change your view on an important subject.
  12. It looks very interesting. I still remember trying to play Myst in my younger years, but never understood it, because my English wasn't good enough at that time. I liked the whole exploration part though. Maybe I should try to give it another go. Anyone has any experience with the remastered version of Myst?
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    Metro games

    Whoops, forgot that you're playing on PS4. Yeah Spartan isn't the best name for it. But supposedly you'll find more resources (ammo, filters, etc.) If I recall correctly, it even says that it is for players who prefer story above 'challenge'. Still haven't played Fallout 4 or Kingdom Come. They are on my list, but first have to invest in a new computer. Then I'll have to lock myself up for a few months to play all the games I haven't been able to play the last few years .
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    Metro games

    That's a shame Fidcal. Exodus should probably be a little bit easier on the normal modes, as that is something you see in quite a few games now compared to the 'old days'. I also ran out of filters a few times in the last part of 2033, never had that problem though in Last Light. The filter thing is nice but also a bit restricting, as you want to check everything and you can't. In the last part of 2033 there are also quite a few scenes where filter time is used, but you have to wait till the NPCs do something, and they seem to have all the time in the world. An option where you can borrow some filter time from the NPCs a few times would certainly have been helpful. As far a I know you can activate a god mode and unlimited ammo in a .cfg file, but I never did, so I can't tell you if it works or not. That would explain though how that person in the video seems to have unlimited ammo. Edit: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/pc/935068-metro-2033/cheats Some people seem to have problem with the cheats, the below link should explain how to get them working if they are not. Maybe an idea to use them for some difficult parts, so that you can continue the story? https://www.gog.com/forum/metro_series/usercfg_edits_not_working Not sure if these work for Last Light as well, after doing a bit more research. If not, and you're not too far in the game, maybe an idea to play in Spartan mode and not survival?
  15. Carnage

    Metro games

    Yes, you can almost always go through them. There's just one time that you can't. It's when you meet Khan the first time and you move through the tunnels with the ghosts. Would you have known to use your lighter in that moment if I didn't tell you the lighter can be used to burn spider webs or where you able to pass it without lighting it? Yeah, I love the lighting. It really adds to the atmosphere. Exodus is even better in that regard and I'm really saving up some money to buy a computer that can run it.
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    Metro games

    The devs have certainly learned from the mistakes they made in the first game. I actually found out about some functions in the second game that were available in the first as well (so yes, poor game info). The part where you have to burn the spider webs is another example. I actually had to look it up online, because I didn't know how I had to continue. The pace of the second game is also better. The first part of Metro 2033 could and I think did turn a lot of people off, while it really got better after a while, like you notice now. The second game continues the pace you're experiencing now.
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    Metro games

    No, it will never fail. In the second game you'll make sure that it is charged though. Because there are some monsters that you can kill with your light. Edit: It might actually fail if you keep it on constantly. But it will recharge till minimum automatically when you turn it off again.
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    Metro games

    I had no idea about this. It's kinda annoying though that you have to bring it up. They certainly improved it then in Exodus to make it visible all the time. Thanks for letting me know though. It's certainly handy to know how much more filter time you have.
  19. Carnage

    Metro games

    This is a great idea for chakkman. Unless you don't like the way the player plays the game. I saw an intro video of someone playing Exodus and blundering with the stealth and just couldn't continue watching, because I got so annoyed
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    Metro games

    Yes, it can be done in about 5-10 minutes when you know where you have to go. I think the second game is about the same length as the first game or slightly bigger. I found the second game easier, because a lot more can be done with stealth. But maybe that's also because of the experience I gathered with the first game. Because on my second run with the first game all feels a bit easier and I have died a lot less times. I'm not sure he's the blacksmith, as that guy that is running in front of you gets killed if I can remember correctly. After that part you get saved by the blacksmith or did this chase happen after you where saved by the blacksmith? How do you like the war between the Reds and the Nazis? Loved that part
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    Metro games

    Isn't that just with Exodus, the last game? Don't think it's in the old games. It's a shame that there aren't more developers that release these kind of games.
  22. Carnage

    Metro games

    Yes lights and shadows certainly matter. There will be parts with monsters that you can handle with stealth, in Cursed station for example. But more ways would certainly make the game even better yes. I think there are like four more big waves and the rest can be done by stealth. Great to hear you like the game. You'll certainly like Last Light then, because it has a lot more stealth. When you get to Polis (which is still very far away) make sure you stock up on filters. You'll be going outside for a long time after it and I really had problems with my air supply because I forgot to do it and died several times in the process.
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    Metro games

    Yeah, I think reloading the chapter is the only way. After the wave you'll be able to find quite a few more filters on bodies and in hostile stations, and you won't need your gas mask for some time. If you reload the chapter, look in the hall at the beginning in the top right room for a key, with which you can open a safe upstairs. The entrance to upstairs is through a door near the escalators (be careful for the trip wires). There are quite a few 'secret' locations, that I haven't been able to find. But time is scarce, when you are outside. Even now on my second playthrough I miss keys and story notes.
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    Metro games

    When you look behind you see some doors opening during those visions. You never really see anything though. I actually ran in the opening and got killed, so found out that the other way was the only way to go. Where you meet up with Bourbon (close to the gate) are some more filters if I remember correctly. After that wave you go underground again. If you can't make it though, you might have to reload a different checkpoint. Once Bourbon starts running away, do the same as well (I think this is when the two demons arrive). Don't try to take on the demons. When you are in an area where you have to use a gas mask, try to search, but also try not to lose too much time. If you are in a safe station always try to check how much filters (time) you have, and stock up on some if needed. I've only killed a demon right at the end of the game. Otherwise I just run and hide, and try to avoid them. During some waves underground when you are with someone else, you can actually turn off your flashlight and find a 'dark' corner, and let them handle most of the problems. Something to be careful of, is that the game sometimes uses your 'money' bullets. You'll know this happens when your enemies start to catch fire when you shoot them. Not sure why, but it can be pretty annoying if you don't notice it. Edit: There will be a lot more stealth after this wave. Hopefully you have at least one weapon with a silencer (like a pistol). It's not needed, but can make some situations a bit easier. If you want to be able to decide between a good or bad ending (even though the second game continues with the bad ending), also watch out for people that you might be able to help before they get killed.
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    Metro games

    Don't get 'sucked' in by the 'entity' in that room. Run to Bourbon when you get those weird 'visions'. If you also listen yourself breathing very heavy (gasping for air), you might have to change the filter of your gas mask (the game usually tells you when it's time to change filters though). Certainly search all the bodies for ammo, filters, etc. but it's not needed to continue. Don't forget to take of your gas mask when it's not needed, because it can break during fights. You can find 'new' gas masks on bodies and in lockers when yours is damaged.
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