Play What You Get, Get What You Play (2019) Page 122

  • Phattso 23 Sep 2019 12:03:47 24,844 posts
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    First page updated.

    I think I'm busted (although haven't updated sheet to reflect it). Three of my five are unplayable because of machines in storage. Astral Chain hasn't floated my boat, and the notional slot for DQXI on Switch probably won't materialise. Technically that leaves me with one slot free...

    ...but I signed up for Apple Arcade, and downloaded ALL THE GAMES. So yeah. I'm sunk. :-(

    Curse this fucked up pox of a house move. I'm reduced to fucking phone games. :-/
  • rice_sandwich 23 Sep 2019 12:57:14 5,640 posts
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    @Phattso

    You can always forward your unplayable games to 2020. Might be starting with a full plate though.
  • Phattso 23 Sep 2019 13:50:07 24,844 posts
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    I think it's a fair cop. CODBLOPS was unfinishable, and Beat Saber wasn't even bought for me. Both silly moves on my part.
  • rice_sandwich 23 Sep 2019 13:51:42 5,640 posts
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    @Phattso

    Spreadsheet updated (with your failure) :D
  • Phattso 23 Sep 2019 13:58:22 24,844 posts
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    :-(

    If I hadn't had to put the damned PC into storage I'd have finished Gears 5 twice over. CURSE YOU, FATE!

    Ah well - 21 months or so before I got put on the naughty step. That's not a bad run.
  • Rivuzu 23 Sep 2019 13:59:32 18,220 posts
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    Add and er, take off Borderlands 3. Blitzed through.
  • DangerousDave_87 23 Sep 2019 17:57:18 6,408 posts
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    This challenge is quite tough on the whole. I found last year's easier, but then last year was a tight year for me financially, so it was a big help.

    I've still got FF7 stuck on my list, unplayed for months, but I guess I'm still feeling burnt out on RPGs as Octopath was a real slog. I've not even looked at DQ11 yet and I've been waiting for that for almost a year! Then I've got Darkwood, which seems like it good be great, but I just haven't given it the time of day.
  • rice_sandwich 23 Sep 2019 18:06:20 5,640 posts
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    After failing, apart from a one time splurge on various pc shmups (and Psyvaria Delta on Switch) I've only picked up a couple of humble bundle games. Still saying on the path more or less.

    I'm back into Fire Emblem Warriors right now. It's very repetitive but I like its game loop so it's still a good go to game for doing a couple of levels and character upgrades.

    I'm well behind on Nintendo first party stuff. I'd normally be right up to date so I reckon the challenge tempered my impulses in the right way
  • Phattso 23 Sep 2019 19:34:33 24,844 posts
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    Itís doubly galling for me to have failed... but to be utterly unable to capitalise on it. :-D
  • monkman76 23 Sep 2019 19:39:13 15,117 posts
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    There's loads of good stuff out on Switch at the moment, surely *something* takes your fancy?
  • Phattso 23 Sep 2019 20:19:39 24,844 posts
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    I have Astral Chain, and seriously toying with DQXI. Donít need much beyond that to keep the Switch occupied.

    Got serious withdrawals from Gears 5 though. So so so much better than 4.
  • rice_sandwich 23 Sep 2019 20:20:31 5,640 posts
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    @Phattso

    Why don't you buy an xbox?
  • Phattso 23 Sep 2019 20:22:10 24,844 posts
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    @rice_sandwich TV and monitor also in storage. Iím basically living out of a suitcase until the end of the year. :(

    Edited by Phattso at 20:22:23 23-09-2019
  • rice_sandwich 23 Sep 2019 20:23:59 5,640 posts
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    How about this?

    https://www.dell.com/en-uk/shop/cty/pdp/spd/alienware-17-area51m-laptop
  • Phattso 23 Sep 2019 20:28:33 24,844 posts
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    Iíd been seriously considering it yeah. Thankfully no fucker makes a decently powerful gaming laptop that isnít noisy as fuck, so Iíd never actually part with the cash. :)
  • THFourteen 23 Sep 2019 20:47:21 53,012 posts
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    How about signing up with shadow.tech for a while?
  • crashVoodoo 23 Sep 2019 20:47:21 6,397 posts
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    Can some sweet kind soul add my new main squeeze to my list ... borderlands 3
  • Samildanach 23 Sep 2019 21:19:46 115 posts
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    I almost lost my mind and very nearly bought several Assassin's Creed games in the PSStore Ubisoft sale, but held myself back from such madness at the checkout. "You can't play them all at once you numpty" sprang to my mind and it is not as if they don't go on sale practically once a month. A close call and one I surely would have lost without this challenge holding me back. In fact I have spent so little on the gaming industry this year (one or two games only, playing the rest from backlog) that I am starting to feel guilty of being a cheapskate. Assassin's Creed Syndicate for £7.99? Let's wait till its £3.99.

    Edited by Samildanach at 21:20:28 23-09-2019
  • Samildanach 23 Sep 2019 21:34:09 115 posts
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    Phattso wrote:
    First page updated.

    I think I'm busted (although haven't updated sheet to reflect it). Three of my five are unplayable because of machines in storage. Astral Chain hasn't floated my boat, and the notional slot for DQXI on Switch probably won't materialise. Technically that leaves me with one slot free...

    ...but I signed up for Apple Arcade, and downloaded ALL THE GAMES. So yeah. I'm sunk. :-(

    Curse this fucked up pox of a house move. I'm reduced to fucking phone games. :-/
    Downloading ALL the games is definitely going out in style though. Now you can flick aimlessly from one game to another as you pine for something that you can play that doesn't involve sliding your finger around a screen.

    Let's all have a moment of silence for the fall of our great leader in his noble cause against the rot of our addictions.
  • THFourteen 23 Sep 2019 21:43:10 53,012 posts
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    Must admit I went for the free Apple Arcade trial myself. Spent five minutes looking at the App Store thinking ďdo I really want to play any of this mobile shitĒ before going back to my switch.

    Must remember to cancel.
  • Phattso 23 Sep 2019 21:50:41 24,844 posts
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    Heh. Mainly because I have nothing much else to play, but some of the Apple Arcade titles are genuinely good. Iím an ex mobile games dev though so I donít hate such games with the same fervour you lot do. :-D
  • THFourteen 23 Sep 2019 22:23:11 53,012 posts
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    I don't actually hate the games. It's the distraction factor that does for me on mobile/tablet gaming. There's always more internet to surf.
  • DangerousDave_87 24 Sep 2019 13:05:23 6,408 posts
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    I'm suddenly up to 5 games. I bought Untitled Goose Game for me and the missus last night, which has been good fun so far. I'm also picking up Link's Awakening today for 30 quid, from a friend, so that's saved me a little money. Both short games, so shouldn't hang around long.
  • DangerousDave_87 24 Sep 2019 22:22:58 6,408 posts
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    Actually, Untitled Goose Game can go straight into the complete pile. Finished it this evening. Just mopping up the extra challenges now. Short, but sweet.
  • HarryPalmer 25 Sep 2019 21:48:46 5,979 posts
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    DangerousDave_87 wrote:
    I bought Untitled Goose Game for me and the missus last night, which has been good fun so far.
    Did exactly the same thing this evening, so add it to my list too, please.
  • Samildanach 25 Sep 2019 23:42:42 115 posts
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    Ah. I may have put myself in a very precarious situation. I have just started Final Fantasy X Remastered because I couldn't be fucked with the shooty shooty hooRah! nonsense of COD4:MW. Fine, I have a free slot, BUT I have a bid on an Assassin's Creed Rogue that finishes in just less than a week. If I win it then that is me out, so I may have about 5-6 days to clear a slot before it is curtains for me.

    FFX won't be finished in that time, neither will the COD campaign since it seems too repetitive to power through it (I'll get that one in small chunks).
    That leaves my three shmups:
    Ikaruga- already deleted as it is not enjoyable.
    Parodius Portable- I played this back in the day but never gave Sexy Parodius a good enough go, so I will be counting only a 1cc or good 30 plays of Sexy before it can come off.
    Battle Garegga- easy Platinum done already but I am gunning for the 1cc on the new premium mode. I've got to to the penultimate boss on the last level, but it and the final boss are beasts.

    TLDR I've probably got about 6 days to get good enough to 1cc Sexy Parodius or Battle Garegga, otherwise I am out. I love shmups...but I am fairly shit at them, so I am in trouble! Add Final Fantasy X anyway. Ta
  • DakeyrasUK 27 Sep 2019 21:04:02 3,050 posts
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    Just completed Outer Wilds and have to say it was great. Best xb1s game I have played.

    Now do I continue clearing my in play games? I really want to experience the sillyness of goose game!
  • Phattso 27 Sep 2019 21:30:45 24,844 posts
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    Goose game is only a few hours. You can sneak it in. :)
  • DakeyrasUK 27 Sep 2019 22:09:12 3,050 posts
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    Bought downloaded and playing, add to it my list please!
  • Trafford 27 Sep 2019 22:23:41 8,389 posts
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    I'm out, not played many games this year what with one thing or another. It kind of made the challenge easy. Very happy to have beaten Sekiro in with the deal.
    However, I've just bought a Switch with Links Awakening.
    I hear there's an eShop shop sale on.
    There is going to be a bukkake of game purchases this weekend.
    Thanks for the memories 🙂
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