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What're you playing over the break?
Perth, Western Australia
1350 posts
So 2012 is all but over and there's loads of time to catch up on some games. I've already smashed through most of the 2012's big titles, and I've had to go back to the well to find something new to play over the break. I ended up settling on Dark Souls.

I played Demon's Souls when it first came out, although I didn't finish it. I picked up the second game when it came out, but for whatever reason it didn't really grab me. Now I've got plenty of time for gaming so I thought I'd give it another bash, and I'm loving it. It gives me a strong Castlevania vibe (moreso than that pretender Lords of Shadow) and feels kind of like a modern version of that game, or Ghosts and Goblins. At some point I cracked and went and read up on a wiki, and now I've got a much better handle on wtf is going on in the game.

Anyone else enjoying some holiday gaming in between stints of eating too much and blocking up the crapper?
01:29pm 31/12/12 Permalink
01:29pm 31/12/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
3718 posts
I've been replaying portal 1+2 and black mesa (and hl1 after black mesa ends) and hl2 +eps.

About to restart Skyrim for the third time with the 2 dlc's and a s***load of mods, ready for the next dlc.
01:34pm 31/12/12 Permalink
Gold Coast, Queensland
5546 posts
I'm hammering away at The Witcher in between stints of Natural Selection 2.
Great RPG, would recommend. The first 3-4 hrs were pretty dull and the combat system felt a little clunky at first but all forums said push past and the game will blossom and it surely did.
01:34pm 31/12/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
17641 posts
apart from a small hiatus when diablo 3 come out all i have pretty much played this year is dark souls, finished it a couple of times it's great because you can create so many different style characters

if you need any help let me know
01:36pm 31/12/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
10626 posts
nothing, haven't installed any games since installing windows 8 :/

kinda got a hankering for roller coaster tycoon though, pity it's so old
02:05pm 31/12/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
20460 posts
Far Cry 3 mostly, plus Wii U stuff, but I want to get through Dead Space 2 while on holidays as well so I'm ready for when number 3 comes out.
02:09pm 31/12/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
1148 posts
Planetside 2
02:11pm 31/12/12 Permalink
Melbourne, Victoria
3683 posts
Finished Super Mario Bros U with 5 stars on the menu screen in a couple days so I decided to bust out Donkey Kong Country Returns since I bought it when it came out and never played it. The difficulty of this game really puts Mario Bros to shame though the Mario Bros U challenge levels are actually quite challenging, at least to get gold anyway.
02:23pm 31/12/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
34838 posts
donkey kong country returns is ridiculously hard. ive been playing it on and off with spook jnr for about 7 months now and still havent finished it due to the boss stage in the volcano
02:35pm 31/12/12 Permalink
Sydney, New South Wales
1873 posts
I'm in the same boat as mental. reinstalled Skyrim with a f*** load of mods for another go. I've been getting my mp kicks from some Killing Floor and Blops 2.
02:44pm 31/12/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
10426 posts
Mrs Hardware and I are both re-playing diablo 1
She's down to level 9 and I'm down to level 10 so far
I've never completed the game before so I'm keen to give it a go.
03:18pm 31/12/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
2464 posts
Played the Uncharted series, was fun. Now playing GW2 again.
03:31pm 31/12/12 Permalink
Melbourne, Victoria
62 posts
Sleeping Dogs, when it arrives.
03:59pm 31/12/12 Permalink
I like eel pie
Brisbane, Queensland
4043 posts
well considering I only get 2 days off, dishonored (almost finished), FarCry 3, Chivalry, Dota 2 and if there is time I may give TF2 a go.
04:02pm 31/12/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
19378 posts
been hitting assassins creed. and getting back into ranked coh. figure i will return to gw2 once that runs out.
05:10pm 31/12/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
4473 posts
Been playing Halo 4 and Skyrim at home as my gf bought me an xbox for christmas. Also been playing Far Cry 3 on my mates xbox at his place. Really enjoying Far Cry 3, really on the edge of your seat gaming imo.
05:21pm 31/12/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
7401 posts
Far Cry 3 mostly

This. Really love open and dynamic games like that. About 35 hours into it but barely halfway through the story.

Nothing like carefully scoping out an enemy base first, taking out a few guards and hiding their bodies, then about to get spotted but a f*****g tiger happens to wander along into the base and mauls the remaining guards, saving my arse ...
06:20pm 31/12/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
1537 posts
Similar to Faceman:


...and a bit of Assassin's Creed 3 on the PS3
08:43pm 31/12/12 Permalink
13151 posts
facemans has more strings, must be better
09:04pm 31/12/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
961 posts
Far Cry 3

Played story in 10 hrs and someone else saved over my savegame :( so I probably will start again. Trick is to set off alarms and run away and pick them of when they are chasing you.
10:20pm 31/12/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
16448 posts
facemans has more strings, must be better

they both have 6 strings.
10:40pm 31/12/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
3295 posts
Trick is to set off alarms and run away and pick them of when they are chasing you.

The f***? And miss out on the fat XP bonus for clearing them silently?
12:53am 01/01/13 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
20468 posts
I often snipe all the alarms rather than get in close and manually disable them, try and take out the guards undetected, but even if you are detected they can't set off the alarm and you still get some bonus xp.

I've got a f*****g badass silenced sniper rifle that I got as a reward for collecting s*** or doing something (it was one of the signature weapons), and that just kicks ass. Also got a silenced SMG from the signature weapons that does well if I need to get in close. But all the different takedowns are heaps of fun too, like the knife throw one, or the grenade one
01:24am 01/01/13 Permalink
13152 posts
they both have 6 strings.

I guess you had to be there
01:31am 01/01/13 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
3296 posts
500 exp take base.
550 exp take base no alarms.
1500 exp take base unseen. I go for the extra ~1000exp every time, although it means im often headshotting with a sniper rifle from distance.
02:03am 01/01/13 Permalink
13153 posts
This. Really love open and dynamic games like that. About 35 hours into it but barely halfway through the story.

Nothing like carefully scoping out an enemy base first, taking out a few guards and hiding their bodies, then about to get spotted but a f*****g tiger happens to wander along into the base and mauls the remaining guards, saving my arse ...

sounds like it needs a real money auction house
03:06am 01/01/13 Permalink
2266 posts
only plantside 2
05:11am 01/01/13 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
4871 posts
The f***? And miss out on the fat XP bonus for clearing them silently?

You get plenty of xp over the course of the game, and half the skills are useless anyway, so in the end that xp means sfa.
Also, snipe from miles away (or rocket launcher) and if they cant see you they wont hit the alarm.. they run around like headless chickens and you still get the take base unseen bonus.

Towards the end i was just lobbing explosives into the bases or charging in and letting them hit the alarms, more fun that way, and if you really care about xp then the special chain takedowns give you plenty and you can let the reinforcements come til you have as much as you want.
10:52am 01/01/13 Permalink
Melbourne, Victoria
8394 posts
Sonic racing game & Nintendoland with wifey. Have had d*** all time though with family visiting, etc.. hopefully the next week I can get a good chunk of play time in.
11:25am 01/01/13 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
8103 posts
World of Tanks (as usual)
Dirt Showdown (Demo, will prolly get the game, looks and plays brilliantly at full detail @ 5876 x 1080)
Far Cry 3 (downloading and installing as I post, will drop some screenshots up when it's done).

11:31am 01/01/13 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
3720 posts
I'm gonna try and play some games I half played before my attention was taken by a new shiny game. I have lots of these.

Some I will try again, Condemned 1&2, Deus Ex, The Darkness 1&2, Dead Island, Fallout 3.

Maybe 1 a day on lockdown!

Problem is I have a $100 JB gift card so the cycle is unlikely to be broken long term.
12:08pm 01/01/13 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
3273 posts
Finish far cry 3. Solid game that one.

Playing through Mass Effect 3 because I never really finished it the first time. Also top notch game.

I also managed to snag Dark Souls off amazon for PC for $15. I hooked up an xbox controller and am running dsfix and the game looks and plays great. Time to get my arse handed to me in a number of spectacular ways :D
07:16pm 01/01/13 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
2422 posts
Same as faceman. Fender Strat :)
09:34pm 01/01/13 Permalink
Gold Coast, Queensland
253 posts
Working on my 2nd run through of Borderlands 2 as well as playing Arkham City (only discovered Arkham Asylum a month ago)
09:04am 02/01/13 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
4475 posts
What is borderlands 2 like in comparison to far cry 3? I briefly saw borderlands 1 and it looks pretty enjoyable.
09:59am 02/01/13 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
3299 posts
Im a big FPS fan and i played both.

Borderlands 2 IMO needs to be played coop. I got bored by myself and wasnt a fan of the RPG style quests. Also, didnt like skill tree. Loot was good. Played about 3hrs as Zero then about 10hrs as gunslinger then stopped playing.

Far Cry 3 i think the shooter mechanics are better, skill tree makes a more significant difference sooner, and is solid when played solo. However, ive just gotten to the second island and im tired of the repetitiveness although new enemies and weapons might change this. 15-20hrs played so far.

Just my opinion. I know others will think differently. Also, Far Cry 3 needs a decent system where as borderlands 2 doesnt.
10:04am 02/01/13 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
563 posts
I've got two weeks at home, so I think I will get back into ARMA II for s****'n'gigz
10:56am 02/01/13 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
6285 posts
My job.
11:30am 02/01/13 Permalink
Gold Coast, Queensland
5553 posts
Aww skythra, cheer up. I hear that game has an awesome RMAH.
12:11pm 02/01/13 Permalink
1 posts
I just want to share the classic game Ghosts'n Goblin will be having an online game already!!! isn't that great?
01:53pm 08/03/13 Permalink
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