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#1 Apr 29 2013 at 10:42 AM Rating: Excellent
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Just curious.. I am looking for an outlet..

I played the heck outa FFXI and I just cant AF weapon grind anymore.. D3 for a while but im done there. Played the Secret world for about 6 months and maxed out all I could and need new content.. I have been trying Tera online but it feels forced and not what i'm looking for..


what are other people playing?

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I'm back in WoW. At first I was really enjoying it - Panderia is nearly as good as Wrath was in terms of story and overall fun\stuff to do - but the last few weeks really has me excited for XIV. I can't wait until it releases. I'm not going to have any problems saying bye to WoW once ARR comes out. Not one.
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I'm playing Xenoblade Chronicles, LOTR The Third Age, and Final Fantasy XII atm. As soon as Dark Souls 2 releases, I will be knee deep, really far down in the pits of **** with my copy. Never to be seen again.
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League of Legends is holding me over nicely. I can obsess over builds and stats and numbers.
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I just reactivated XI. Haven't played that one for about 3 years. Don't know how far I will get; I had a pretty decent char when I left and haven't been able to reactivate it. Don't know if I want to do all those missions again, regardless of how easy they may be now.
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I started the first Bioshock but seem to only be able to play it during the day with the blinds open.

I also borrowed a copy of FF XIII to experience for myself.
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Canceled my WoW subscription while I wait for this. Staying busy with Civ 4, Sim City 4, and outdoor activities now that it has warmed up outside. Playing a lot of soccer actually, in real life, not the pixilated kind.
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League of Legends and add in a healthy dose of FF nostalgia Just bought FFVII and FFVIII on PSN and been playing VIII a lot. Forgot how addictive Triple Triad was. =p
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I'm back in WoW. At first I was really enjoying it - Panderia is nearly as good as Wrath was in terms of story and overall fun\stuff to do - but the last few weeks really has me excited for XIV. I can't wait until it releases. I'm not going to have any problems saying bye to WoW once ARR comes out. Not one.


This for me also. WoW is just a chore now, with the daily grind for reps. I'm lucky if I log in for an hour or 2 at a time, when I used to do 3-4 hours minimum.
I've been waiting for FFXIV since the rumors of it started around '07-08. And while I want SE to take it's time and get it right this time around, I'm getting real antsy.
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Ni No Kuni primarily with garbage from gamefly sprinkled in here and there.

I'm also looking forward to Dark Souls 2.

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Just started back up GTA IV. I've been playing that one off and on since launch...I just find it SOOOOO repetitive and boring.

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I too am working on Xenoblade. It's the closest thing to an MMO the Wii has. (Well, other than Dragon Quest X.)

And Pokemon Soul Silver. I'm playing through that again for some reason.
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CIV 5 & Ni No Kuni. Does playing ZAM count?
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I have an unopened copy of Ni No Kuni sitting on my desk because my PS3 is fried Smiley: frown

It's probably for the best, I saw the collector's edition of Tales of Xilia for the PS3 and I REALLY want it.
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Wint wrote:
I have an unopened copy of Ni No Kuni sitting on my desk because my PS3 is fried Smiley: frown

It's probably for the best, I saw the collector's edition of Tales of Xilia for the PS3 and I REALLY want it.


That's a real shame man. Ni No Kuni is super good.

Is Tales of Xilia related to the other "Tales Of..." games? I played Tales of Graces f, but the combat was not for me.

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I started to play FF 11 again been gone for close to a year. I am also playing Dragon Age Origins and Dragon Age 2 still and Skyrim and Kingdoms of Alamur.
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It looks so awesome...

http://www.gamestop.com/ps3/games/tales-of-xillia-collectors-edition/109114
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Just started back up GTA IV. I've been playing that one off and on since launch...I just find it SOOOOO repetitive and boring.

Cab to destination, skipping the drive by pressin x
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....over and over and over and over and over.


I agree completely. I just recently bought the game for $20 and attempted to play through it.. I still haven't gotten the last island unlocked. It really is repetitive and all of the dense city makes it impossible to enjoy all the new crazy fast cars. The game really makes the series seem stagnant, in spite of innovation... San Andreas came close to being what GTAIII was to me, GTAIV doesn't come close.


As for what I've been playing...
Played the Sword of the Stars: The Pit demo, debating on buying.
Wishing heavily that Morrowind or Oblivion had decent controller support so I wouldn't have to scrounge for some 3rd party controller mod.
Picked up the FTP dungeon crawler MMO Rusty Hearts on steam.. Not bad.
And a sprinkling of old school 3rd/4th/5th generation console games.

Must. Resist. Resubbing to FFXI. Having to buy new Expansion. /ing wrists...

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I too am working on Xenoblade. It's the closest thing to an MMO the Wii has. (Well, other than Dragon Quest X.)

And Pokemon Soul Silver. I'm playing through that again for some reason.


I hear a lot of good things about Xenoblade but haven't actually looked into it. How is it like an MMO?

I really don't play video games much anymore, but there are several more innovative titles I'd like to try out for inspiration/new experiences. Most games are just too derivative for me... I started Ni No Kuni expecting something great, and was disappointed at what a vanilla JPRG it was. Granted, I apparently stopped playing just before it gets more interesting, so perhaps I'll give it another chance, but thus far I wasn't enjoying it at all. The gameplay was entirely too predictable and easy.

Basically, I'm not much fun at parties.
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Oh, right: recent games I've been meaning to check out, based solely on the level of word of mouth. If there are any "must-plays" that I should know about, please share:

Skyrim
Demon/Dark Souls
Xenoblade
Catherine
The new Fire Emblems.
Possibly Skyward Sword.

Some indie titles like Braid and a few others whose names I don't recall off the top of my head.

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I keep forgetting I have Xenoblade for the Wii. Maybe I should dust that sucker off.
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My poor PS2 and I are a little upset getting snubbed on the new FFXI expansion (I understand all the reasons) but I'm still killing time in the game while also considering restarting Persona 3 or 4.


@Kachi If you like puzzlers I would recommend Catherine. Should be enough to give you an enjoyable fit or two.

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I hear so many good things about Persona 3 and 4, and I meant to play them as well. But I sat down with the remake of 1, and couldn't get into it. Is there any significant connection between the titles? Would I perhaps appreciate the first ones more if I finished 3/4 first?
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Kachi wrote:
I hear so many good things about Persona 3 and 4, and I meant to play them as well. But I sat down with the remake of 1, and couldn't get into it. Is there any significant connection between the titles? Would I perhaps appreciate the first ones more if I finished 3/4 first?



Not significant enough to not recommend just starting with 3.

Persona 4 is the current crowd favorite but it was 3 that truly grabbed me into the franchise (and storywise still my favorite). I'd really enjoy hearing/reading your breakdown on the game.
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I too am working on Xenoblade. It's the closest thing to an MMO the Wii has. (Well, other than Dragon Quest X.)

And Pokemon Soul Silver. I'm playing through that again for some reason.


I hear a lot of good things about Xenoblade but haven't actually looked into it. How is it like an MMO?

I really don't play video games much anymore, but there are several more innovative titles I'd like to try out for inspiration/new experiences. Most games are just too derivative for me... I started Ni No Kuni expecting something great, and was disappointed at what a vanilla JPRG it was. Granted, I apparently stopped playing just before it gets more interesting, so perhaps I'll give it another chance, but thus far I wasn't enjoying it at all. The gameplay was entirely too predictable and easy.

Basically, I'm not much fun at parties.


I will agree that the combat is a bit lacking, but some of the bosses are really tough and require some good planning. It's really all about the story though. It's really good. I haven't finished yet either, but once you open up the world a bit, it makes the game really shine :)
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I hear so many good things about Persona 3 and 4, and I meant to play them as well. But I sat down with the remake of 1, and couldn't get into it. Is there any significant connection between the titles? Would I perhaps appreciate the first ones more if I finished 3/4 first?


They all take place in the same world, 1 & 2/2.5 are directly related, but 3 and 4 are not, 3 is an awesome game, if you like it, you will love 4 since is a more polished robust version of 3.
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MechWarrior OnLine (which has it's own issues, but if it fails we'll likely never see MW5/6), I'm enjoying it... but as it stands it will serve the same purpose as previous shooters did for me, something to do while waiting for friends to log into XI/XIV for large events.

I'm also in a few MMORPG Alpha/Betas that I thought I had interest in, but I feel too much like I've been there before with most of them. One of them feels very much like Guild Wars 2.5 and not so much like the universe it's supposed to be. One of the others.... Well, I feel that it should be a pay to own game with a free modding community. One or two might be very strong competition to XIV, one might contend very well with WOW AND EVE(not the space part), but neither strike my long term interest as far as sub based games go. I'd play them if they were F2P maybe (ok one of them I might be tempted to pay for, but with Star Citzen on the horizon I won't have time for it)... but I said the same about DDO and WAR and I quit both when they went away from the sub-only model.

I hope that's vague enough
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League of Legends and the Elder Scrolls games. Hope FFXIV doesn't get pushed back too much, because I'm kind of losing interest after being in the dark for so long.
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It took me three tries to plat that game. Darn undetected trophy...

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Anno 2070 with Eve online at the moment. I doubt i am gonna drop eve even when ARR comes out.
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More and more I find myself playing a few runs of FTL before going to bed, I suppose that would qualify.
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Just bought a PS3 this week, so I'm backlogged with games. Right now I'm playing Uncharted (which is awesome), and will follow that with 2 and 3, I also have NCAA Football 13 and Basketball 10 (bit of a sports gaming nut). I also picked up White Knight Chronicles as I found it for $6.99 at gamestop. Aside from that I've got Star Ocean and Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom coming via amazon shortly. So yeah, I think I'll keep myself busy until beta phase 3. Smiley: nod

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If you are not already a PS+ member, take the time to look into it. I've been a member since mid 2010 & its been worth every penny. Free games every month & discounts on various other forms of media(including early beta access for some games). Not every offer is worth it in my opinion, but the variety is nice. There are different payment options so you could just try mess with it until ARR comes out.

On a related note, I'm hoping that Sony hooks up some sort of PS+ exclusive for ARR. Chomping at the bit here.
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I would consider the darksiders series if you havent played through it on xbox at all... i found hours of fun on this demonic zelda like puzzle solver... also i cant help but ask if you got your name from the Bartel Doo vids on youetube??? if so thats 100% epicness!
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I have an unopened copy of Ni No Kuni sitting on my desk because my PS3 is fried Smiley: frown

It's probably for the best, I saw the collector's edition of Tales of Xilia for the PS3 and I REALLY want it.


I played some Ni no Kuni yesterday. I find it pretty boring so far. I would say you aren't missing much.

Level 5 tried to recreate the charm and theme of childhood innocence in Ghibli movies, but they fell flat... those movies are easily relatable to adults and kids. This game feels like it's aimed entirely at kids. The story and themes have no depth whatsoever, and the entire game (so far) I feel like I'm being lectured to, like I'm a toddler. Be nice. Help people. Always tell the truth.

It doesn't help that my annoying sidekick is telling me what to do EVERY second and goes into long, in-depth explanations about the most obvious, trivial stuff.

I guess I'm getting Tales of Xilia when it comes out. I wish Namco would gives us westernfolk a little more love though. I like the Tales games, but Xilia is coming out 2 years after Japan got it. I'm not sure whether to not support them as a disgruntled customer, or to support them in hopes that they'll start releasing faster here if I give them money.

I'm playing...

League of Legends
Injustice
Tekken
Dragon's Dogma

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G/f bought me the WoW starter kit with up to Wrath of the Lich King expansion. She basically rushed me through the game on a warrior I created. I'm a level 70 Warrior that still has no idea what he's doing lol. I told her no more of that crap so I created a hunter and I'm playing on my own. I actually like it alot now that i get to run it at my own pace. It's pretty intimidating trying to keep secret how new you are to such an old game while doing dungeons with people that have been playing forever. Hunter on WoW and Beastmaster on FFXI are so much alike it's scary.
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Sorry Killua, but I don't think you and I have a similar taste in games, so I'll be taking your review with a grain of salt Smiley: laugh
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I'm on a quest to play the numbered Final Fantasys 1-13, for as long as it takes lol and in no rush. I started about Christmas playing 1 on my phone, continued w/ 2, 3, 4, and just recently finished 5. Yesterday I switched to 13 because old-school sprites are killing my eyes. I'll go back to 6 (saving it for a vacation trip so I have something to play). I'm going to have to break out the PS2 for 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 so we'll see how it goes. I'm worried about my 13 year old PS2 making it through all those. Going to play 14 and keep this quest rolling.
#50 Apr 30 2013 at 9:31 AM Rating: Good
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I went back to WoW but the daily grind made me lose the will to live. Now, I just log in once a week or so to grab a couple raids. Gamebreaker was discussing Age of Wushu and made it sound pretty interesting so that's stealing my time right now.
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#51 Apr 30 2013 at 10:27 AM Rating: Good
:/ None, nothing is holding my interest for more than a few hours....and it's getting expensive trying to find something.....sigh!
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