2015 is newly minted and as such a time to reflect. I am curious what games you all played last year and what you are playing now? Also wondering what everyone picked up in the recent flurry of holiday sales?

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 01/05/2015 at 07:58pm

Over the holiday season I had more time to play games than I have in a long time, so I actually got to play a few things!
From friends on Steam I got Shadowrun Returns, The Banner Saga, Transistor, Fallout: New Vegas and Child of Light. I mostly refrained from buying things for myself this year, only picking up Castle Crashers and the Skyrim DLC Hearthstone. :)

As for what I've actually been playing: I've been craving some tactics style gaming, so I dabbled with both Banner Saga and Shadowrun. Both are cool, but so far I think I like Shadowrun a little more and I've played that the most of the two. I played a bit of GTA:Online here and there as well. I'm also trying to finish up my play through of Costume Quest, which I think I'm close to beating and probably would have already if not for all the new games that I was distracted by.

I also tried picking up Pokemon Y again, but it's been so long since I played I had no idea what I was doing or where I was suppose to go, so I just started over.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 01/05/2015 at 08:45pm

I've been playing a ton of Mario Kart 8. A couple mobile games on my phone that aren't good enough to recommend, but help waste time.

One web game that I played last year and kept forgetting to recommend is Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now: (It's a very quick game. Click the link. If you're in your late 20's or older at least.

vdogmr25 wrote on 01/05/2015 at 09:35pm

Hearthstone and getting my butt handed to me. It's hard to get packs when you need gold to get cards, but only get gold by winning.

Just finished the Tomb Raider reboot, and that was solid.

StarCraft 2 because StarCraft 2.

League of Legends with some friends. MOBAs are a blast with a party.

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask which is awesome. I like that I can just pick up my 3DS on the bus or something, solve a lateral thing puzzle or two and set it down.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. Kill large monster. Harvest it's body parts. Craft gear. Kill larger monsters.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 01/06/2015 at 01:15am

Hyrule Warriors mostly. It takes many hours to complete Adventure Mode. I've already completed one map, now I'm doing the Master Quest map. I then have the Twilight Map to do. The Rewards Map is very small and not all of it is currently available, perhaps more of the area will unlock as I progress in Adventure Mode.

I was playing Terraria on my Kindle Fire, but it still has not yet updated to 1.2. I've decided to continue reading instead of continuing to play it. Maybe when I'm done reading, I'll continue and it'll be upgraded to 1.2 by then. I'm currently reading The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft as recommended by a friend. I'm also waiting for 1.3 to be released for the PC. I'm also waiting on the stable build of Starbound to update as well.

I'm also playing Don't Starve a little bit. I haven't played Starship Rubicon in a while, I'll probably get back into it eventually. Also, I have hardly played Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U, since I'm trying to finish Hyrule Warriors.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/06/2015 at 01:33am

Binding of Isaac Rebirth. This game is very fun and I am consistently getting to level 3 and getting creamed at the boss. That said, I think I figured out a few strategies to beat it.

Risk of Rain. I _FINALLY_ unlocked the Engineer and Enforcer. So far, I love the Engineer and have played a few games focusing on him solely. The Engineers attacks are all summons based so you can build a turret, light off rockets and drop mines. Really love how that changes the game. If you want to unlock the Engineer you just need to buy 40 drones and to unlock the Commando I think you need to simply see all the bosses.

Don't Starve. Finally figured out how to create and farm crops. I sort of learn something new and apply it to a new game. So far I am up to day 13 on one game and have plenty of food but I need to figure out how to create seeds. Something about putting a bird in a cage?

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/06/2015 at 01:34am

And when I say "plenty of food" what I mean is that I can now harvest crops and am not starving to death. smile

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 01/06/2015 at 01:45am

Awesome, Jon! A friend of mine posted on Facebook recently that she was playing it, so I asked her about it and if she had an extra key, because I saw where you buy the game and get an extra key to give to a friend. She said she got her's from a friend, so no she didn't have one. I noticed the Holiday Sale was going on and decided to buy the Mega Pack. So, I got the game, the DLC, Don't Starve Together, and an extra key for the latter. I probably haven't made it passed the third day. I'm still learning and looking forward to being able to build a shelter. This morning, I created my first Science Station. I also found a wiki for the game, so I looked at some game play tips and such.

I'm looking forward to playing it and other games more, but Hyrule Warriors has had my focus for a while now. I do really like the game. Some battles are challenging and some a really fun. Like I said, Adventure Mode has a LOT more hours of game play than Legend Mode.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/06/2015 at 02:00am

Haven't built a shelter yet. What are the benefits to having one?

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/06/2015 at 02:03am

Ok you can build a tent

Or craft bedrolls. I found one, which was a nice find but I haven't built a tent or crafted a bedroll yet.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 01/06/2015 at 02:47am

I don't know, honestly, it's just an assumption that a shelter would make the night more survivable. I was thinking it could keep the night terror away. I did build a chest and I did see that I could have crafted a hay wall.

Travis   Admin wrote on 01/06/2015 at 05:03pm

I'm replaying GTAV here and there, and today I played an hour or so of Quake II. I love that game.

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