Play What You Get, Get What You Play (2019) Page 117

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  • Samildanach 12 Aug 2019 20:43:13 100 posts
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    @Derblington
    Any subscription you started before this challenge began certainly shouldn't count. It's a subscription that you start while doing this challenge and then not play any games off it, that I would argue should take a slot. Though I do see your point of the same issue with a new console bought within the challenge. Perhaps it is a bit late in the this year's challenge eh?. What do the masses think?
  • Phattso 12 Aug 2019 21:21:03 24,799 posts
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    There's a lot of assumed motivation there.

    For my part: I wanted to play Crackdown, Sea of Thieves, and Gears 5 in co-op with friends on XBL (cross play with PC). Plus Forza Horizon 4 and some other exclusives appealed. £82 for 2.5 years of GamePass Ultimate was cheaper than just buying those games!!

    I'm definitely up for being held to a higher standard, but to presume that I bought it just to piss about with game demos - or that it is wrong/a waste if I'm not constantly playing stuff from the service - is a notion from a ditch about ten yards deep horseshit. :)
  • Samildanach 12 Aug 2019 21:46:55 100 posts
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    Ha ha. Fair enough I'll back down from my villainous scheming, especially as it would have affected many others but not me. I'll back into the shadows, lurking to pounce another day. 😉
  • Derblington 12 Aug 2019 21:51:05 31,801 posts
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    Not only that but I don't buy PSPlus for the games, I buy it to play some games online. The games are a bonus to it, and I pick and choose what I play from it (which are very, very few any given year).

    There's just zero reason to include subs in a slot - the games you play from said subs take a slot when you play them already. The challenge is not about money spent on the hobby, it's about maximising enjoyment from the games you spend time with, and the penalty of 5 titles is to try to ensure you don't just buy a load of shit.
  • DakeyrasUK 13 Aug 2019 22:19:41 2,920 posts
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    Thanks to my awesome brother who has just finished building a new pc with top notch hardware I am now in possession of a pc with a gtx970 gpu and i5 processor!

    So naturally I insta steam and xbox beta (as I have game pass ultimate). Thought I'd take advantage of the improved graphics over the xb1s and try out hell blade. Holy shit it has me by my balls. Brilliantly chilling audio!

    So yeah instead of playing a game I'm already part way in I'm now playing hell blade on max pc settings, hurrah!

    (side note: my brother really should be giving me his new pc as it can do 4k 60fps at high-max settings but he has not a 4k tv/monitor. Where as I do, but have the 1080p 60fps max settings machine... So selfish of him... ;) )
  • OllyJ 20 Aug 2019 09:08:37 4,528 posts
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    Please add No Man's Sky.

    I'm not sure you can really complete this game in a short time so I'm going in knowing it's a Minecrafty/Stardew type "I'll play it for years" game.

    so 20 hrs or if anyone has a decent criteria I'd be happy to do that.
  • Carlo 20 Aug 2019 10:46:22 20,573 posts
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    Please add, and mark as complete, Boarderlands 2. Sorry, not been on much lately and this was completed last week!
  • elephantjuice 22 Aug 2019 18:10:36 1,074 posts
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    Ok, I'm out. I've just bought Undertale and started playing WH40K: Space Marine from my Steam Library which takes me to 6. It's stupid really as I'm close to ticking Smash Bros off the list.

    Looking back I shouldn't have had Octopath Traveler on my list in the first place (bought it last year) but I wanted an incentive to complete it.

    Oh well, not a terrible run. I'm confident I will succeed next year!

    Edited by elephantjuice at 18:10:54 22-08-2019
  • rice_sandwich 22 Aug 2019 18:37:20 5,582 posts
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    Spreadsheet updated. Another one bites the dust!
  • DangerousDave_87 22 Aug 2019 20:18:48 6,245 posts
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    @elephantjuice Octopath was stubbornly on my list, too. A great game until the half way point, but then it becomes too much. 40 hours would have been plenty.
  • elephantjuice 23 Aug 2019 08:48:25 1,074 posts
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    Couldn't agree more. I really shouldn't known better though as JRPGs have never been my thing. Oh well, live and learn.
  • DangerousDave_87 23 Aug 2019 09:06:23 6,245 posts
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    Thing is, it's probably the worst example of a JRPG on the Switch. I clocked about 140 hours on Xenoblade 2 and loved every minute of it. I would have gone further, but it was literally stopping me from playing anything else at the time.
  • PazJohnMitch 23 Aug 2019 10:04:22 14,594 posts
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    I enjoyed Octopath but I agree that it dragged.

    I probably only completed it because I was away on a business trip to India and had nothing else to do on my day off.

    Edited by PazJohnMitch at 10:04:33 23-08-2019
  • Chug666 23 Aug 2019 10:22:05 590 posts
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    I'm nearing the end of Zelda (I think), seem to have been playing it forever but it is oh so moreish...

    Starting to get the new game itch so I intend to use the bank holiday to polish it off.
  • Rivuzu 23 Aug 2019 10:57:52 18,182 posts
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    Add Subnautica to mine.

    Edit: The other three against me were done a while ago as well. Thought I posted. Woops.

    Edited by Rivuzu at 10:58:44 23-08-2019
  • wuntyphyve 23 Aug 2019 17:39:13 12,429 posts
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    Add Remnant to my list please. I'm in danger of being out as I'm ignoring the other games but I'm hanging in... For now.
  • Toaster05 23 Aug 2019 20:22:30 2,175 posts
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    If Brexit is anything like failing this challenge then things are going to turn out just fine.

    I've not purchased a shit tonne of games and I've still managed to clear some of my backlog.

    Subnautica was a highlight of delayed gratification. Fantastic game.
  • Graxlar_v3 23 Aug 2019 20:27:22 7,311 posts
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    Toaster05 wrote:
    If Brexit is anything like failing this challenge then things are going to turn out just fine.

    I've not purchased a shit tonne of games and I've still managed to clear some of my backlog.

    Subnautica was a highlight of delayed gratification. Fantastic game.
    Itís ok I bought all the games for you
  • DangerousDave_87 23 Aug 2019 21:30:18 6,245 posts
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    I've actually stopped chasing new releases. The Switch is swamped in them for the remainder of the year. I've let two pass me by already (Super Mario Maker and Fire Emblem) and at the speed I'm playing through Rabbids and Dragon Quest Builders, I might not have time for them this year. I'm cruising along quite nicely. The urge to by the latest shimmery shiny game has been subdued.
  • PazJohnMitch 24 Aug 2019 12:52:22 14,594 posts
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    🎯Valkyria Chronicles 4
  • PazJohnMitch 24 Aug 2019 13:33:55 14,594 posts
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    🦆Blood and Truth
  • Phattso 24 Aug 2019 13:53:13 24,799 posts
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    First page updated.

    Haven't been gaming much myself the last couple of weeks. Have to put PC and PS4 (and most of my other worldly possessions) into storage for a few months so Switch and whatever runs on my laptop will be my only outlets for the foreseeable anyways.

    Edited by Phattso at 13:53:43 24-08-2019
  • GuybrushFreepwood 24 Aug 2019 16:00:21 1,199 posts
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    @Phattso you probably need a really long JRPG on the Switch then... I know how much you're enjoying Dragon's Dogma after all.

    /points at YS 8 Lachrimosa of Dana... ;)
  • vyseofhr 24 Aug 2019 20:01:29 1,218 posts
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    I'm out. I bought Snooker 2019. I'm not ashamed.
  • dominalien 24 Aug 2019 21:29:16 9,201 posts
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    Ys VIII is grand. Iíve been playing nothing else. It wreaks havoc with my Vitaís admittedly probably already pretty thrashed battery.
  • PazJohnMitch 24 Aug 2019 22:59:58 14,594 posts
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    DQXI has a free demo.
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