What was the last game you played that made you feel like pic related?
>tfw eating a huge ghost chain
it's pretty neat
This. I still think C.E. is a lot more challenging, but DX gets soo good when you have those power pellet chains going.
I also feels this way with Geometry Wars and Robotron 2084.
Also a good Call of Duty or CS:GO match will make me feel like this.
L.A. Noire is one of my favorites of last gen.
>tfw flying pic related for first time.
The Wonderful 101
That reminds me that I still need to finish this. It was great but I stopped playing at the Milkman level for some reason and haven't picked it back up because I'm a lazy faggot that leave good games to rot in his backlog.
The ending of Earthbound was pretty happy.
Did you leave Paula at her house or brought her over to yours?
+Really great facial animation motion capture, works great for this type of game
+Extensive lineup of actors, some great acting, some just okay. Good casting
+Excellent job of creating immersion in the setting through speech, music, brand design, furniture, cars, clothes, weapons, clothing etc all being accurate for the time period
+Story that gets better as it goes along
~As per all rockstar games, everyone in the game world is an A-hole, including the main character. Most things people say to you will be negative
~gunplay mechanics certainly werent the focus of gameplay here
-Its clear they didnt bother to do many changes to take advantage of the PC platform
-Low polygon models and low resolution textures here and there, some are adequate
-Awkward control scheme for navigating the notebook/clue system
-The game will allow you to choose where to go first to investigate things, but if you dont go to the correct location first and get all the clues, it might throw you into an action sequence that ultimately ends the case prematurely, resulting in a poor performance rating, which in turn causes you go redo the case. This makes the game a trial and error nightmare at times unless you use a guide. The default button to open your notebook is Tab, so when you alt-tab to second monitor to see where you should go next it opens the notebook, sometimes ending your current interrogation. Of course, you could just NOT use a guide and then sometimes end up missing clues or entire sections of the mission and accept your poor performance. But if you do use a guide this completely destroys the immersion of the game.
-Game dips down below the locked 30FPS even on hardware 3-4 years newer than the game
-Combination of the last two makes the game a chore to play
-The whole world knows every intimate detail of your life and constantly mentions it loudly to no one in particular "Thats the guy who yadda yadda"
-Black and white option only looks good at certain times, otherwise the low quality textures on most people's faces make it a much worse choice, considering the game is very colorful and pretty without it
-If you bother driving yourself to the next location in cases, the game will detract for hitting anything at all in your car, which is realistic, but turning your siren on doesnt make people get out of the way, in fact they'll drive and walk right out in front of you
-Case breaking bug related to the above (ai will drive out in front of someone you're tailing and the AI never recovers, forcing you to shut down the game from task manager or start over the case entirely)
-there is never a time when you arent on a case, theres no free roam mode. so if you go after a street crime that gets radioed to all police, it sometimes will be clear on the other side of LA, in a car that can only go 80mph at the most (downhill) and that seems more like 40mph. on the drive there, dont hit anything cause itll detract from your case score!
-If you dont click in exactly the right spot on a piece of paper on clue #27 and try to move on with the game the case will stop functioning until you backtrack to the previous location and look for which one you failed to click just right
-they give you a flamethrower in the last 2 minutes of the game, which needs to be used point blank against people and then immediately throw you into a slow walking area with people at range
I wouldn't say it made me go full THRILLHO but it kept me drawn in for the duration. Unfortunately it only took 3 hours to 100%.
Dragon Dogma Dark Arisen. I played it recently, stopped playing a few days ago after beating BBI. I can't be fucked farming the place. If I ever play the game again I'll start a new save and be a mage.
It felt like i was playing video games again.
I decided to go full lethal guns blazing in MGS3 after playing through it 4 times completely stealthily
>mfw getting to granin's lab
>with the shotgun
I haven't played a single game in years that's made me feel like that. I can't even think of a game that's out now that would blow me away. What's wrong with me? Am I too hard to please? Are games nowadays just bad?
Just started SMT IV yesterday evening. Already have 20 hours on the file.
Never played a game in this series before, or a lot of JRPG's at all for that matter (unless you count Pokemon as one but whatever), so all this shit is brand new to me. I'm having a blast just going around and fusing demons from the first dungeon, even if they all lead me to the same place.
>getting my first double perfect in USF4
That's why you keep looking. You keep looking until you find another game that gives you that feeling. There's a reason you keep playing games even though you're not having fun; when you find *that* game, it's one of the few times in your life that you're actually happy.
Projection level: Strong.
The Wonderful 101
ayyy my nigga.
>The badass characters
>the tight controls
>the thrill of bumping a high speed ball then smacking it near instantly
>the equally high rush of hitting a ball going at mach speeds
A bit of both. There are a few good-to-great games still made today, but they're released in such a sea of shit, it's hard to spot the gems.
You're probably also getting too jaded and tired for your own good as a side effect of too much time exposed to /v/ funposting. /v/ will always, ALWAYS find a flaw, sometimes a minute detail that don't really matter in the grand scheme of things, in every game released and go "well, it's shit then" as an excuse to not buy/pirate it and a justification to spend more time doing nothing but whine here.
The thing to do is, don't be stingy, actually play video games, you're bond to find one you like, despite its flaws (nothing is perfect) one day.
Or take a break from video games and /v/, invest yourself in a new hobby for a while, develop a new skill or follow a new media, and come back to video games with a bit more detachment.
It's the best game I've played in a long time
I just pick whatever dialogue option I would say in that situation. Based on the story so far I think I'm ending up on Jonathan's side, but I just barely got to the Black Samurai so it's hard to tell.
>the pauses when you're going back and forth at turbo light speeds
>the sounds of thunderclaps from the forces that you and the CPU are producing
>jump right after hitting it and laugh as the CPU gets blown the fuck out by his own smash
Really good game.
FYI, if you're playing Psychonauts from a CD, there's a glitch that prevents certain transparencies from showing that make the post office part impossible. Download the patch.
The Milkman conspiracy is tough but remember to use clairvoyance and the right props everywhere.
Well, it's too late now to tell you that if you pick the first option always you'll end up neutral.
Also Jonathon's ending is shit, go chaos if you can't get neutral (later on in the bars you can talk to a guy that will tell you your alignment. )
Wonderful 101 for sure
An honorable mention for Ground Zeros and S.T.A.L.K.E.R since I recently built my own rig that can play videogames at better than caveman drawing graphics. It's so beautiful to look at
Bayonetta2, specifically this fight. I haven't felt that rush in a long ass time but god damn this had me grinning ear to ear in pure delight.
oh yeah, same here
>mfw finally playing high end vidya at 60 fps
>don't give a fuck about lore
>nemesis system is fucking badass, intentionally make war chiefs hard as fuck
>get stronger and better moves
>unlock move to slash into a frenzy until you explode an orc's head with your fucking bare hands
>blow a war chief's head clean off his shoulders
>watching his cronies' demeanor completely change from bloodthirsty beasts to fleeing in fear
>biggest vidya dopamine release in months
Capturing my first Man-o-war in Ass Creed: Pirate Edition was the last time it happened.
you'll never feel the tear roll down your cheek as you grab a flag at 280, barely dodging the doombringer.
You'll never experience the sheer thrill of watching sniper shots whiz past your face, and escaping
You'll never feel that feely feel again.
who do you guys main?
I'm partial to dice. I find his special to be unpredictable and his short hop is super useful.
Sniper Elite V2 at about 2 AM this morning. Haven't really played any vidya today because I was shoveling snow most of the day, but V2 was a lot of fun. Sniper Elite 1 is my favorite WW2 game and this one's shaping up to be just as good so far.
I've been having a lot of fun with vidya lately. It's a nice feeling.
TF2 some hours ago >Being a Medic in an intense fight >A heavy and I are loading up an übercharge >"Anon you with me?" >mfw
Played Ocarina of Time for the first time ever earlier this month on an emulator. It was one of those games I just never got around to playing since I skipped owning an N64.
Make it a point not to use any sort of guide or looking anything up.
Them feels when you figure out a puzzle and the little "you solved the puzzle" chimes go off.
Felt fucking good man. Game really did live up to the hype
that's the best feeling, bottling everyone up in a hallway or something and mowing down the enemy team.
Metal Gear Rising Revengence
small hype in the RAY fights.
the hype intensified during Mistral fight.
then when I sliced that fucking watermelon and got gangraped by the Mastiffs.
lastly all hell broke loose when fighting Armstrong.
Believe me, I have. I had sex with women for years until I hit 11 and got interested in video games. Finally playing one was the turning point. Of course, it involves playing video games, so I guess I can see why you can't handle it.
Definitely MH4U, the game itself is an emotional roller coaster of FUCK YES and FUCK NOOOOOOOOOO for me, but when I killed low rank Shigeru Magala with the final explosion of the SA burst, that right there was the best.
Max Payne 3 on the hardest difficulty (No last stand Painkiller thing)
>Enemies are smarter and able to take you down with more efficiency
>You take a lot more damage per bullet
>You don't get Painkillers as often
>The Airport level
>The music that plays in the terminal
>One-deaging every single fucker that comes my way
>Running low on ammo
>Knowing I have to make every shot count
>Marathoning this fucking game and knowing that I have to succeed
>tfw my name is Max
>tfw I am playing for my own survival
God what a different experience.
It really put me on the edge of my seat.
Playing Xenoblade Chronicles today for the first time. Played for 3 hours straight. Then I turned the Wii off without saving...I have to start over after the Mechon attacked the Colony and make my way back to the area where you get the Shield art.
After a year without playing I'm back playing it on my n64, about to do Dodongo's cavern, one of my favourites
>Had a friend over not too long ago
>He doesn't really care about Metal Gear, so he hadn't seen any trailer, gameplay, or anything
>Tell him the gameplay is pretty fun, and it has all that cheesy B-action he loves so much
>Let him try it from the beginning
>He sits leaned back in the couch, sometimes cracking a smile at the earlier mentioned B-action
>Leant forward now, learning the game. Sometimes going "oh shit" and "hah, that was cool"
>Metal Gear Ray fight
>At the edge of his seat now, totally absorbed in it
>RULES OF NATURE
>He's mashing buttons like a madman, while he yells "YES! YES! YEEEEEEEEES!!!"
>He reviews the game as "the hypest shit I've ever played"
You're talking about Old School difficulty which is honestly the best difficulty to play on. I too expected the Terminal to be a nightmare but it actually wasn't that bad.
Still need to do Hardcore, all of the grinds and the guns/evidence collections buttfuck that, there's only so much FILHO DE PUTA a person can take in such a short period.
by which I mean almost all of them all the fucking timeof my cutscenes fucked up and continued with the on-screen visual effects but stopped changing scene.
>Meleeing my way through groups of enemies.
>shooting while ziplining, emptying my clip, landing, melee the first guy in front of me and pulling off my pistol to finish the rest.
4 hours laters and that shit was over...
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Just. Holy fuck. This is my first third person action hack and slash whatever-the-fuck-you-call-it ever, and it's just so much damn fun. Pic related is me everytime I load it up.
Morrowind and Mercenaries Playground of Destruction.
Like fuck son people tell me Morrowind is nostalgiafag crap yet I play it for the first time in 2012 and it's great stuff even completed the game twice vanilla, and Mercenaries is pretty self explanatory even if it could do with better ambient music it was amazing.
Start playing Vanquish
>oh, that's pretty cool I guess, his suit has some rockets on it
Two hours later, yelling at an empty room
>Yeah, what? You want some? You want some! Don't run! Don't run!
great mod, waiting for full release to play again
People may shit on TF2 all they want, but those moments of team work brilliance are still as satisfying today as they were at launch
>Move my whole base near the front line to prepare for a long push
>As I finish setting up the teleporter, get backstabed, spy start sapping my shit until a Pyro kills him and uses his homewrecker to unsap all my stuff
>While I'm waiting for respawn one of our Soldier that just spawned goes Engineer and upgrades my tele to level 3 before switching back
>mfw a train comes out of nowhere and wrecks the suspect if you don't catch them quickly enough
yeah shit game
MGR was so hype niggas.
The music made it.
>every time the vocal kicked in during a boss fight
I picked up Rayman Legends for my vita since it was on sale for cheap and I loved Origins. It's really fun, though the constant touch controls can be a bit annoying.
Playing this along with tropical dong has reinvigorated my love for 2D platformers.
two come up in recent memory.
The first was playing Lost Planet 2 on my new PC. 1440p, 120 FPS, maxed everything, and a 5.1 sound system with loud-ass bass. The explosions and shotgun were positively orgasmic.
The second would be pic-related. This shit is great, shame development was cancelled due to the game being so fast that it crashed the renderer.
I remember the time I played Jugg on Broadside, Mortar / Heavyfusor / Thrown disc, and I got -4 times- the scores of the next highest player.
Every time I spawn. Fly over to enemy base while charging an orbital, fire a mortar onto the flagstand, charge into the gen, Heavyfusor/disc,heavyfusor, mortar the entrance to the gen, Quadra-kill, Orbital ready, ez evry1time. I think I got like 16 fucking Generator kills that game, 10 quadras, and 2 teamkills (or whatever the ultrakill was called)
That game made me feel like a monster.
I'm just happy I could end the war, end the death, end the suffering, at least for a little bit.
I haven't picked up AC5 yet, but I'm worried by what I hear of there being a co-pilot who lays the 'war is hell' thing on really heavily. AC4's brilliance is in its subtlety, letting the player realize the real consequences of their actions instead of just beating them over the skull with it.
Games these days are pretty damn shitty.
Even playing something like The Game of Life on PS1, it's obvious that devs back then just cared more about doing good work.
It's as if everyone's desire to keep working hard to improve the medium just went and died.
fucking this. I managed to avoid the smash 4 leaks for 6-7 weeks before the game came out in the US. One hidden character in particular fucking blew my mind, so much so that I couldn't even beat them the first time because I just watched them run around instead of fighting them.
>finally decided to just pirate shit
>got Wolfenstein The New Order
>mfw it was really good and I plan on buying a copy for my friend once it goes on sale
Dying Light is next up. Anyone know if it's any good?
Ryu ga gotoku Ishin! On PS4
I've just played Yakuza 1 to 4 back to back and the jump to 60fps is amazing.
Anyone on the fence about importing it should go ahead and do it, just use this guide http://www.khhsubs.com/rggishinstorywalkthrough.html
Things like this make me wish that I could appreciate platinum games, but everything from them feels like watching plastic bags whip about wildly in the wind. Flashy, crazy, maybe a little beautiful at points, but always empty and meaningless. My loss I guess.
Arma 3 invade and annex servers
i dont know why, but being in a squad with a leader who gives you the orders is good,
especially when you realise the dudes at the top are literally playing an rts with the squads,
makes me feel like Im part of something bigger and useful as a whole
also popping buttfuck retarded strong AI makes me feel like i can into vidya
They don't have the same charm/effort old games used to be.
Take B-K for example, where there were variations of the main song while underwater.
Small details like those and the lack of difficulty in mothern games jus ton't feel right to me.
This has pretty much been me for the last couple entries of my backlog. Let me preface this by saying that I missed out on several years of gaming by being addicted to MMO's, or just generally not playing new shit. My most recent games completed and a run down of each:
Why the fuck I waited this long to actually play it when I loved Oblivion and kinda liked Skyrim I will never fucking know. I can never go back now, this shit is TES like I always wanted it.
This shit right here made me feel something I forgot video games could make me feel. Shit was fun, the music was awesome, the references and inspiration was top notch, etc. I actually felt happy while I played this game.
The gameplay was easy, but satisfying, the art style was ok, the music was decent with a few awesome stand out tracks, and like most people say, the best part really was the narration. Weak endings though, I feel.
I just spent nearly a day straight getting all the endings to this game. I was hooked on the premise and I spent a good 12 hours doing the bad endings alone, and another 5 on the true ending; a game hasn't pulled me in like that in ages. I enjoyed the characters, puzzles and setting, as well as the plot, although the ending is still a little confusing and somewhat disappointing to me in a way I can't describe.
It's nice to be reminded that fun games are still out there for me if I just put in some fucking effort for once. Next up is either Nier or VLR, haven't decided yet.
Mamatoto. All the events where a single commander got their time to shine were great. Especially Patton's, being outnumbered that much and still wrecking shit was incredible.
I like you.
This is pretty much what I've been doing recently. I just got through Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, and it's every bit as good as /v/ said it is.
I've got roughly 150 games in my backlog, so I really couldn't give less of a fuck about current-gen.
Similar in gameplay (albeit better), but way, way more inspired in terms of presentation. The platforming has a great tempo to it, it's tons of fun to bounce off enemies, and the stages are just made for speedrunning.
I once tried to play it as an Olympic torch runner with a permanently lit Torch hacked into my inventory at the beginning of the game and USA Flag Camo/Facepaint. It didn't work out, but it was a funny idea, I guess.
the last two games that made me feel that way were demons souls and koudelka.
in that order.
Batman Arkham City, because I'm a huge Batman fan and this game is cathartic for me.
Okami at the moment.
I fucking love this game.
Started playing yesterday and have been having a fucking blast
Started playing Metro 2033 for the first time recently and it's fucking great. Goddamn do I ever love getting a new grafics card.
>RULES OF NATUUUUURE!
>TIME TO LEAVE THEM ALL BEHIIIIIND!
>I've finally found what.. I. WAS LOOKING. FOR.
>[AND IT WILL COME!]
>But in the end it has to be this way..
I don't even like MG:R but that game has a great soundtrack.
C'mon, don't tell me nobody has heard of this game
Red Orchestra 2, except I felt more like pic related
Fallout NV with a one punch kill build. It's satisfying sending someone flying with a single punch and watching them explode because two-step goodbye.
Decided to test how strong I was, killed everyone in fort mccarren alone. Best feeling.