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What Else Do You Play?

Postby Zazzlegut on Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:05 pm

Hi Folks,

This thread is in no way meant to disrespect DD as I really enjoy it a lot. I don't think I'll ever reach the Master level that many of you have attained, primarily because my play time availability is pretty limited. If I can get one game in per day on top of the daily it's a pretty exceptional day. That's not enough play time to really improve dramatically and get comfortable with the strategies that take you up to higher tiers of play.

Having rambled a bit, I was wondering what other games you folks are playing / have played that you would recommend?

I can't get into anything that requires great chunks of time in a single sitting. Casual play, with a strategic and tactical mix is preferred. I'm also not a fan of real-time games or anything that is Massively anything (MORG, MMPORG, MMEWERLKJERORG, etc :-) ).

Really, the style of DD is just about perfect. Just looking for something a little different for variety.

Suggestions?

Thanks............Z
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Re: What Else Do You Play?

Postby Tinker on Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:10 pm

Zazzlegut wrote:I was wondering what other games you folks are playing / have played that you would recommend?

Blasphemy! :lol:

No, really. For variety there's PQI; then there's the Daily; then you can go for completionist runs; and then there's the "let's go wild" runs; and finally, you can always just do money runs for more unlocks.

Ok, ok, I'm stopping. ;)

So how I got into DD was after a recommendation that it was similar to FTL. It isn't, but I don't regret this because FTL is awesome but DD is even more so! So in case you haven't heard about it... FTL (stands for Faster Than Light) is a roguelike adventure game where you have a ship and you need to traverse several sectors, escaping from a rebel fleet, to reach your HQ in time with vital intelligence that can turn the tide of the galactic war. Each sector has several systems and you can pick which system you visit next, plotting a course through the sector, and having a random encounter at each system. You have a crew (who gain experience points in what they are doing and get better - so if you place the same character at your gunnery station, in time he'll get better with gunnery and give you some bonuses, etc.). Ships have several systems, and you can buy/sell them as needed, or upgrade the ones you want to improve... and well there's a whole lot of depth to the strategy because you have space combat, then there's a teleporter so you can beam aboard the opposing ship, etc. A game normally took me 2-3 hours (though I do play very slow), but there's a save option so you can resume. As it's a roguelike, you die a lot, I had horrible accidents happen to my crew (the worst was when I was playing a bit tipsy, and I forgot to close the airlocks in time... ;) ).

MMEWERLKJERORG

Ok, I'm not even going to guess what THAT is... :lol:
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Re: What Else Do You Play?

Postby berpdreyfuss on Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:56 pm

Reading your description, FTL was my first thought as well. It is not turn-based but you can (and should) pause the game anytime and give orders. It's a great game and it is similar to DD in that you learn a lot about the mechanics of the game while playing it and steadily improve your play that way. As Tinker said, the runs take a little longer but you can save.
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Re: What Else Do You Play?

Postby William on Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:53 pm

Currently my other go-to games are Papers Please and World of Goo. When I had lots of time, I also played Minecraft.

Tinker wrote:
Zazzlegut wrote:MMEWERLKJERORG

Ok, I'm not even going to guess what THAT is... :lol:

Ooh, ooh! I know what that is. I used to play one of those. It was called World of (where has my life, time and money gone) Warcraft. ;)
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Re: What Else Do You Play?

Postby vipris on Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:12 pm

i play Warlight sometimes. it's a free online multiplayer strategy game, inspired by Risk. A normal game takes around 30-60 minutes, but there are plenty of settings and maps to play with. you can pick a small map and lower the maximum time for players to submit orders, if you want a quicker game.

other then that, the classic big games but i dont have much time to play them. (planning a week in july to finally play fallout 4)

used to play more on pc / ps3 but mostly an ipad player these days.
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Re: What Else Do You Play?

Postby flap on Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:32 pm

2 finnish games (and no, I am not from Finland) :

Lakeview Cabin - Nothing to do with DD at all. But really fun horror game with 4 or 5 episodes. There are free flash version which started everything (in the same way as DD actually)
UnrealWorld - A survival game in medieval Finland, being developed since 25 years...

And a short kingdom development gem : Royals

If you have the guts, you can play DwarfFortress, but it might take some time...
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Re: What Else Do You Play?

Postby Darvin on Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:10 pm

Over the last year or so I've been enjoying playing competitive pokemon battling. Playing through an online emulator means you don't need to spend hours building your team and can just get down to playing competitive battles. The learning curve isn't as bad as you'd think with there being 700+ pokemon right now; the game is turn-based so you can just look up any pokemon you're not familiar with when you encounter them.
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Re: What Else Do You Play?

Postby Gakato on Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:04 pm

For a turn-based game I can highly recommend to have a look at XCOM Enemy Unknown (with or without the expansion Enemy Within). You can save anytime, though a whole playthrough through the campaign in order to save humanity may take a while! :)
Another turn based game which may look quite similar to XCOM, though focuses on stealth is Invisible Inc. In this game you are leading spies and are on a short time frame after being attacked to get your company running again.

Though, to answer your question, currently I'm playing Binding of Isaac: Rebirth + Afterbirth, which is also a rogue like, though not turn based. :)
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Re: What Else Do You Play?

Postby vipris on Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:14 pm

Gakato wrote:For a turn-based game I can highly recommend to have a look at XCOM Enemy Unknown (with or without the expansion Enemy Within). You can save anytime, though a whole playthrough through the campaign in order to save humanity may take a while! :)
Another turn based game which may look quite similar to XCOM, though focuses on stealth is Invisible Inc. In this game you are leading spies and are on a short time frame after being attacked to get your company running again.

Though, to answer your question, currently I'm playing Binding of Isaac: Rebirth + Afterbirth, which is also a rogue like, though not turn based. :)


Is the Xcom a new version? I used to play that looooooooooong ago. I remember it like one of the best games ever. Lots of nostalgia there. Is it something you can play in a 'casual' way? Would love to try it
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Re: What Else Do You Play?

Postby Gakato on Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:31 pm

Yes it is a new version, I haven't played the first XCOM Ufo Defense. However, I heard there are quite a bit differences, making the game easier to play, like removing inventory management, and some kind of reaction points or whatever it was called. I think most people like the new version, however, there are also some fans of the old version who think that the new one is dumbed down and as such not worth playing. There are also lots and lots of lets plays on youtube, maybe have a look at those first. :)

If you can play it in a "casual" way depends on what you call casual and what you want to get from the game I guess. I would say yes, as you can save anytime and just continue whenever you like, however I would suggest to complete the missions you are taking, so that you don't have to remember where you need to go on a map, and what happened already etc. I think such a mission should take around an hour, maybe less maybe more, depends on your play style. Between those missions you are managing your base, i.e. build new buildings, manage soldiers, research, etc. which does not require you to remember anything from last time.
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