What Are You Playing? - The Official Thread

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    I did love LittleBigPlanet, Resistance, and I played the first God of War. MGS4 was the reason I bought a PS3 besides the Blu-ray capabilities. Most of the games I wanted to play released on both consoles so I just ended up leaning on the Xbox. Both brands are great. My days of console fanboyism died with the Nintendo-Sega arguments long ago. Long as it’s a good game (and even a bad one as ended up many times), I’ll play it no matter the console.
     
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    Despite the fact that I cancelled my Playstation Classic pre-order, one of my friends ended up buying one for me for Christmas, which blew me away.

    I've been playing the original Metal Gear Solid. Despite the cheesy writing and somewhat odd story, I'm really enjoying it. The game play and control scheme has certainly not aged well and I find that's the most difficult thing about the game. I'm almost done (about nine or ten hours into the game) as I'm up to the part where Solid Snake takes on Liquid Snake whilst he controls Metal Gear Rex.

    I also got the opportunity to play the Resident Evil 2 remake demo (full game is out in two weeks, Friday 25 January). I absolutely loved it. It looks amazing, it flows well, the controls are great and I love how modern it's become. Unfortunately, the demo is a "one shot", and you only get 30 minutes of play time, so once 30 minutes is up, you're done, you can't play the demo again (it locks to your account and you have to be online to play).

    I'm thinking about re-downloading it under my partner's profile, and seeing if I can play it one more time.
     
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    I eventually want to retackle the Resident Evils. I’d been playing them all up until RE4. I just didn’t care for it much at all and eventually quit playing halfway though. I haven’t picked up a Resident Evil since.

    On the subject of survival horror, I picked up a copy of The Evil Within last week. I’d seen somebody play part of the sequel and thought it looked cool. I’ll probably start in on that one tomorrow
     
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    I loved Resident Evil 4, that's one of my favourite games. It was essentially responsible for reviving the Resident Evil franchise and I dare say, for redefining the action genre.

    The Resident Evil 2 remake is impressive. It uses the 'RE Engine' as seen in Resident Evil 7, so it utilizes photo-realistic graphics, animation and motion capture. It's a gorgeous looking game that has an over-the-shoulder camera, similar to Resident Evil 4, while having somewhat more modern controls, e.g. being able to walk/strafe while aiming and shooting. It's amazing how much work has gone into the RE2 remake and how detailed it is.

    I highly recommend trying the demo, even if it's just a one shot of 30 minutes.

    As for The Evil Within... I've played both and I preferred the second. The first one is actually quite a tough game (for some reason with the Western/European release of the game, our 'Normal' mode is the Japanese 'Hard' mode), but there were times when I found The Evil Within incredibly frustrating. Ammunition is incredibly limited and while stealth is an option, it's a bad option. I eventually discovered (no spoilers here) that a lot of the time, the best thing to do was to simply run away from enemies and lure them into environmental traps.

    The Evil Within 2 is certainly not as 'scary' as the original game, but it's still intense. In my opinion, the game play is greatly improved, particularly with stealth, and it's easier to isolate and combat enemies. This is a challenging game in its own right, but the first one is much harder. It's also interesting that The Evil Within 2 has a somewhat open world nature to it, with plenty to explore and not nearly as limited and linear as the first game.
     
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    The last week I played through the first three Uncharted games. I had never played them before as I never had a ps3.

    They're a lot of fun. Just the right length. It's fun paying them in rapid succession and seeing the evolving gameplay and animation.

    On to Uncharted 4!
     
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