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I’ve reached the Astray Maze and I have died about twenty times. Really starting to piss me off and make me hate the game. 😡

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Aaaand that's Control done. 

I enjoyed it overall, but there were some definite frustrations that really hampered my time with it. Mainly what I've already whinged about on here. 

It's a great game to play. The more abilities you get the better it becomes. 

Story wise, I still have no idea what happened even after the credits rolled. It was very weird and wonderful. 

I see there's DLC on sale in the Xbox store which ends today. Don't think I will bother yet though. There's side missions aplenty it seems so they would keep me busy but right now I feel like something else. Call of the Sea or Yooka Laylee me thinks! 

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Completed Call of the Sea this morning.

Terrific game, and been so long since I've played a game where the fall back hasn't been "let's put some combat in to lengthen this". It's a story a puzzle driven game that's beautifully realised and cleverly put together, with a compelling mystery to keep you interested. Chuck in replayabilty as well (won't say too much but amongst other things I'm tempted to go achievement hunting I've enjoyed it so much) and anyone with game pass I'd really recommend downloading it and having a go ☺️

As well as working through SoT still, tempted to either go back to Control or I might start Yooka Laylee now as I'm in a "lighter" mood!

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1 hour ago, Kaepora_Gaebora said:

Completed Call of the Sea this morning.

Terrific game, and been so long since I've played a game where the fall back hasn't been "let's put some combat in to lengthen this". It's a story a puzzle driven game that's beautifully realised and cleverly put together, with a compelling mystery to keep you interested. Chuck in replayabilty as well (won't say too much but amongst other things I'm tempted to go achievement hunting I've enjoyed it so much) and anyone with game pass I'd really recommend downloading it and having a go ☺️

As well as working through SoT still, tempted to either go back to Control or I might start Yooka Laylee now as I'm in a "lighter" mood!

I started this on Saturday night. I'm enjoying it so far. I like the relaxed nature, as you say. Coming from Control which was very intense and annoying in parts it's a welcome break! 

I downloaded Yooka also which I will dive into once I’ve boxed off Call of the Sea. I do intend to go back to Control to do the side missions but want a little break first! 

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Got the seize ability in Control - that one's a fun one. Up to the Astray Maze and still missing 1 ability (shield?), should I have that one by now?

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58 minutes ago, Ike said:

Got the seize ability in Control - that one's a fun one. Up to the Astray Maze and still missing 1 ability (shield?), should I have that one by now?

Hmm I had that much earlier. 
And I never used it, not even once. You can’t even use your weapon or any other ability whilst using a shield (or I couldn’t, anyway) so found it pointless. 

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16 hours ago, Aneres11 said:

Hmm I had that much earlier. 
And I never used it, not even once. You can’t even use your weapon or any other ability whilst using a shield (or I couldn’t, anyway) so found it pointless. 

The upgrades make it more useful, as you can hurl the shield at enemies or it explodes when used up.

17 hours ago, Ike said:

Got the seize ability in Control - that one's a fun one. Up to the Astray Maze and still missing 1 ability (shield?), should I have that one by now?

It's one that's not a "required" ability, so you have to explore to find it.

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2 hours ago, Ike said:

Just done the Ashtray Maze and it was amazing.

One of my favourite moments in a game

 

(also, check out Poets of the Fall)

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Saw the credits for Control yesterday, expected a boss fight or something but the game sorta ended suddenly. The whole lead up was good (including a funny scene with the music video) so not really that upset.

Started the DLC mission by accident so will continue with that, although I got a got an out of memory error, probably due to their being a room with a lot of glass and using RTX and raytracing must have filled the memory of the graphics card. :laughing:

Will probably finish of the rest of the side missions as well.

I liked the game enough to want a physical copy so I've stuck a preorder down for the PS5 version.

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I finished Call of the Sea at the weekend. 
It was a nice change of pace after the last couple of games I’ve played. I did find the puzzles to be really difficult at times though, and I am not ashamed to say that I did YouTube a few of them! 

Very interesting story. 

Now I need to decide what to play next! I am tempted to play through Gears 5 again, as I co-op’d that game earlier this year on my Xbox One and I don’t think I have ever encountered a more buggy game. It was really a chore to play. So may give that a go as I’d like to play the new DLC too. 

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On 21/12/2020 at 2:30 PM, Ike said:

The whole lead up was good (including a funny scene with the music video) so not really that upset.

Spoiler

70s British rock was definitely not something I was expecting to hear.

 

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Having completed Cyberpunk 2077 (and now also reached the max level in it) I’m back on Game Pass. Luckily that £1 for 3 months offer was still available too. :) 

Started playing Doom Eternal...

:o 

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What a rush that game is! Absolutely relentless. You stop moving for even a second and you’re as good as dead, even on the easiest difficultly setting! :laughing: It feels like playing a bullet hell SHMUP in first-person! 

Also downloaded and had a quick go on Tetris Effect: Connected. So nice! Really relaxing. :cool: The perfect companion game to Doom Eternal actually. :grin: 

Game Pass is awesome. :hehe:

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Yup.  Doom Eternal and Tetris Effect are the good shit :hehe:

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Hey N-E, help me decide what to play next on Game Pass, please! :hehe: 

Below is a list of everything currently available on Game Pass for PC, excluding the stuff that I’ve already played:

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A Plague Tale: Innocence

Age of Empires Definitive Edition

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition

Alan Wake

Alvastia Chronicles

Among Us

ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition

Astrologaster

ASTRONEER

Battle Chasers: Nightwar

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2

BATTLETECH

Blair Witch

Bleeding Edge

Bridge Constructor Portal

Call of the Sea

Carto

Celeste

Children of Morta

Cities: Skylines

Clustertruck

Comanche

Company of Heroes 2: Complete Collection

Crackdown 3

CrossCode

Crossing Souls

Crusader Kings III

Darksiders Genesis

Day of the Tentacle Remastered

Dead Cells

Death's Gambit

Deep Rock Galactic

Deliver Us The Moon.

Descenders

Disgaea 4 Complete+

Disneyland Adventures

Don't Starve: Giant Edition

Double Kick Heroes

DRAGON QUEST® XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age™ - Definitive Edition

Drake Hollow

Eastshade

Endless Legend

Endless Space 2: Deluxe Edition

Europa Universalis IV

F1® 2019

Fallout 76

FINAL FANTASY IX

FINAL FANTASY VII

FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered

FINAL FANTASY XV 

Fishing Sim World®: Pro Tour

Five Nights at Freddy's

Five Nights at Freddy's 2

Five Nights at Freddy's 3

Five Nights at Freddy's 4

For The King

Frostpunk

FTL: Faster Than Light

Dungeon of the Endless™

Forza Motorsport 7 Standard Edition

Full Throttle Remastered

Gears 5 Game of the Year Edition

Gears of War 4

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

Gears Tactics

GONNER2

GreedFall

Gris

Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet Edition

Heave Ho

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Hello Neighbor

Hollow Knight

HyperDot

Hypnospace Outlaw

Ikenfell

Injustice™ 2 - Standard Edition

It Lurks Below

Kathy Rain

Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition

Knights and Bikes

Levelhead

Machinarium

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

Haven

Indivisible

Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™

MISTOVER

Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight

Monster Sanctuary

Moonlighter

Morkredd

MotoGP™20

Mount & Blade: Warband

Moving Out

My Time At Portia

Neon Abyss

Nowhere Prophet

Observation

Out of the Park Baseball 21

Monster Train

Night Call

Overcooked! 2

Oxenfree

Pandemic: The Board Game

Phoenix Point

Pillars of Eternity: Hero Edition

Plebby Quest: The Crusades

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid

RAGE 2

Reigns: Game of Thrones

Rise of Nations: Extended Edition

River City Girls

Rush: A DisneyPixar Adventure

ScourgeBringer

Sea Salt

Shadow Warrior 2

Slay The Spire

Spiritfarer®

Star Renegades

Starbound

Stellaris

State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition

Stranger Things 3: The Game

Streets of Rogue

Subnautica

Surviving Mars

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition

Tell Me Why: Chapters 1-3

The Bard's Tale ARPG : Remastered and Resnarkled

The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut

The Bard's Tale Trilogy

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Of Medan

The Gardens Between

The Long Dark

The Surge 2

The Swords of Ditto: Mormo's Curse

Torment: Tides of Numenera

Trailmakers

Train Sim World® 2020

Two Point Hospital™

Unruly Heroes

VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action

Vambrace: Cold Soul

Void Bastards

Wasteland 2: Director's Cut

Wasteland 3

West of Dead

Wilmot's Warehouse

WORLD OF HORROR

Unto The End

World War Z

Worms W.M.D

Yes, Your Grace

Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection

Yeah, there’s probably some serious duds in there :heh: not to mention genres that I’m not a fan of, but I feel like taking this opportunity to step out of my gaming comfort zone a bit, so if anyone has some recommendations from that list I’d love to hear them. :)

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5 minutes ago, drahkon said:

Dragon Quest XI or ban

I like this one.

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Definitely Dragon Quest XI S and Tales of Vesperia, if you like streets of Rage style games, River City Girls is a solid choice.

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1 hour ago, drahkon said:

Dragon Quest XI or ban

I was going to play Slay the Spire, but I definitely don't want to be banned, so... :heh:

Anyway, cheers for the recommendations everyone, looks like Dragon Quest it is!

:peace:

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1 minute ago, RedShell said:

I was going to play Slay the Spire, but I definitely don't want to be banned, so... :heh:

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20 minutes ago, RedShell said:

I was going to play Slay the Spire, but I definitely don't want to be banned, so... :heh:

Anyway, cheers for the recommendations everyone, looks like Dragon Quest it is!

:peace:

Brace yourself, I invested 40 hours so far and my Little brother who played it on Switch told me I'm only near the end of the first act.

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10 hours ago, Emerald Emblem said:

Brace yourself, I invested 40 hours so far and my Little brother who played it on Switch told me I'm only near the end of the first act.

Yeah, it's a lengthy adventure but it's one of the best this generation has to offer.

Hope you enjoy it, @RedShell

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