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Title: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: oustropique on June 30, 2020, 07:59:47 PM
I'm playing Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex and the original Crash Team Racing in my evenings and I'm terrible at both. CTR's challenges to collect so many crystals in a minute or so (I'm presuming the plural - not that far in yet) and some of the standard courses are proving annoying. Cortex and Crash in general I'm just bad at - end up falling down a lot of holes after misjudging a jump and the enemies or nitro boxes get me all the time. You need reaction times that I just don't have. Maybe they're not for me.

My recent playthrough of Neversong, an adventure platformer, took me four, possibly five hours when the walkthroughs are under three. That was mostly because of the puzzles.

On the other hand, my brief time with Fortnite (I only really wanted to watch Christopher Nolan's The Prestige in it) led to me getting top ten nearly every game and top three a few times. It's multiplatform crossplay so I assumed it was all kids and idiots on phones, and only every now and then did someone wipe me out really prematurely. The last game I played was one of those times, admittedly, and I haven't played in a couple of days.

I think I need more patience and perseverance - Crash as a franchise appears especially difficult to me. I'm 4% of the way through Wrath of Cortex and it's wound me up. Can't see myself finishing it and might just watch a longplay.

Am I broken?
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: wooders1978 on June 30, 2020, 09:14:33 PM
I’m very good at football games imo - playing on hardest or 2nd hardest level usually - recently switched from fifa to pes - also thrash online on most occasions when I can be arsed
 
I’m crap at “soulsie” games, largely due to a lack of patience though

FPS - fine/good
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: ImmaculateClump on June 30, 2020, 10:33:58 PM
I'm alright. I've got good staying power which makes up for my myriad failings. Always happy to hop straight back on the horsey.

I consider myself a lanky dwarf when it comes to shmups. The skill ceiling is waaaay high so I'm nowhere near even average when it comes to the bigger boys but I can hold my own amongst the flannel tier shit munchers.
Got plenty of 1cc's under my belt and won a few high score competitions, dontcha know.

Quite good at first person shooters and twin stick shooters and platformers and things like that.

Not too good at puzzle games or RTS or 4X or anything toooo nerdy like that. I'm a bit thick and I've got a lazy brain so I like to switch off during my me-time, I like playing games where you don't really use the thinking part and just use the automatic lizardy bit mostly.

I do like roguelikes and turn based stuff but I like it where you're just baby sitting the one guy, I don't like it where you have like 5 of them and you have to level them all up and wipe their arses and one of them doesn't really like fish fingers so you've got to put a pizza in as well but it has to be cooked at a different temperature and needs to be in longer. Balls to that, life's too short, just pick a favourite and put the others up for adoption.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: Dewt on July 01, 2020, 01:27:45 AM
Really good at rhythm games, platform games, schmups. Pretty good at strategy games. It makes game development a little harder, completely strips the ability to judge difficulty.

I am terrible at FPS games. To me they're just mazes, and my brain doesn't care enough about corners.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: Inspector Norse on July 01, 2020, 11:31:28 AM
Yes I am good or bad at games. I'm a pretty casual gamer at best, only tend to have an hour a day if that and it's something I do just to switch off from real life rather than any more serious hobby.

I tend to go for open-worldy story things but I did decide a while ago I should give Dark Souls a go and picked up the remastered trilogy.

First try I got to Firelink Shrine then ran into the skeletons, couldn't figure out how to get past them as they kept coming back to life, eventually sacked it off as too hard and not my thing.

Went back a year later, found the steps up to the zombies, slowly ground past them, but got pretty stuck in Undead Burg and sacked it off as too hard and not my thing. I was frustrated by needing to grind and repeat bits if I died a long way from a bonfire.

Left it a while longer then came back and figured it out a bit. Got through Undead Burg and Parish, beat the bosses without too much trouble, then met the Titanite Demon and 400 deaths later sacked it off as too hard and not my thing.

Six months later again, I somehow got past him as he got stuck on some scenery and his big swings were all over my head, and I could pick him off easily. That done, I got into the game properly and have slowly but surely progressed through it over the last few months. I wouldn't say I was good at the game - I still lose much more often than not when some fucker invades me - but I've figured out a lot of stuff (and, I'm not ashamed to say, looked up a bunch more stuff, because seriously some of it is just completely random), missed a lot more (like the guy I accidentally attacked when I was trying to get him out of a barrel, who then fought back, so I killed him, only for it to turn out he is the only character who sells some pretty damn useful stuff), struggled for ages with some bosses (the Four bloody Kings), surprised myself with others (Sanctuary Guardian went down on about my second try solo), got help and not been ashamed to with a handful, found ways to completely rinse others (big 'ard Gravelord Nito had no answers to my swiftly dispatching his skeleton minions then just backing away around the stalagmites in the middle of his cave and filling him with arrows as he plodded after), and now with a week to my "going away to the country" finishing-the-bloody-thing deadline, I just have Kalameet (who is optional anyway) and the final final final boss to contend with.

I feel I've come a long way from those tentative beginnings - I laugh at the idea of panicking at a death far from a bonfire - and am quite pleased with my achievement even if I realise I haven't discovered a lot of the game's secrets and even if I will need a lengthy break before getting started on number 2.

As for online gaming, I used to be pretty good at FIFA but they have fiddled the gameplay over the last few years so the Ultimate Team mode is full of pubescent shits who've blown their parents' bank accounts on filling their teams with 99-rated Ronaldinhos and just spam PRESSURE all the time, and I can't really hack it any more.

I was good at the early CoD/MW games; not in a dominating masterblaster way but in a good-team-player sneaky, flanking, smart-use-of-environment way. I've not played any of the more recent ones - is the latest remaster of the original closer in spirit to the early ones? Might be worth a go if so - but I struggled with Battlefield 1, which I found required more genuine weapons mastery and the like.

I haven't played Fortnite but my old CoD tactics have helped me do OK at other battle royale things I've tried, though ultimately I don't have the skills to actually win anything.

I completed Untitled Goose Game and only had to look up one thing.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: ImmaculateClump on July 01, 2020, 01:28:30 PM
It makes game development a little harder

Ooh, have you made anything I might have played?

You playing any shmups at the minute? ZeroRanger just got a patch that added an arrange mode called "white vanilla" which I've been enjoying, it's lovely and fast.
The main campaign had a lot of dead air and this fixes it. The final boss is a pain in the arse, you have a time limit and you have to use your melee weapon and keep whacking it while all sorts of nasties shoot hands at you. Gonna get it next time I play though, I can feel it.

Danbo mentioned on twitter that there's gonna be a Blue Revolver related announcement on friday but it's not Double Action so not to get too excited.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: Dewt on July 01, 2020, 04:52:04 PM
Ooh, have you made anything I might have played?
Probably not! Low-level semi-independent (but not the COOL kind of independent) mostly Flash games stuff 8+ years ago.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: ImmaculateClump on July 01, 2020, 10:31:05 PM
Me and my nephew were all over those free browser flash game sites around that time, so you never know!

I know what you mean about fps games being like 3d mazes, though they're more like one long corridor nowadays.
I get lost dead easy, no sense of direction. I prefer those arena games more where you're just moving on to the next big room full of monsters.
All action all the time, just boiled down to the combat rather than effing around backtracking and finding keys and stuff.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: ASFTSN on July 02, 2020, 09:17:35 AM
Bad, but persistent. Never learn from mistakes, just keep headbutting that brickwall.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: magval on July 02, 2020, 10:14:11 AM
I think I'm actually quite good at them. I haven't played any of the famously hard modern games, but I've done a couple things that I know were difficult (finished Uncharted 1 on Crushing difficulty, completed the VR missions in Metal Gear Solid 2 including that fucking 'hit disappearing targets with hand grenades' one, and got a couple of the top scores on the hardest difficulty on Goldeneye).

I think with me it's that I rarely play them any more (although that's changed a little in lockdown), but I've watched Francis Higgins streaming on Youtube a fair few times and marvelled at how little intuition he has playing games. He's someone I'd say is 'bad' at games. That, for me, is the difference. Having an inkling of knowing what to do next.

I'd be no good at competitive games though. And I never finished Crash 1 on the original Playstation.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: AsparagusTrevor on July 02, 2020, 10:41:52 AM
I'm pretty good at the kind of games I play, shooters, puzzle games, fighting games - admittedly less good than I used to be when I was younger. I never play online though.

I don't mind difficulty in games as long as it's fair, earned and logical. I'll keep at them indefinitely as long as I see a light at the end of the tunnel and the fun doesn't drop too much. I found myself dying multiple times recently playing The Last of Us Part 2 but it never felt cheap. I always felt if I just do something a bit better or a bit different I would get through it, and I improved a bit every time. Conversely, I gave up on Hotline Miami 2's Dead Ahead level after my deaths must've gotten into triple figures and the fun had dwindled long ago, replaced with anger at the cheap game design.

My wife bought the Spyro Reignigted Trilogy as she remembered enjoying them back on the PS1, but not being a gamer as such she kept getting stuck on the more fiddly parts so I'd end up helping. Now those are cheap, unfairly-designed games with fake difficultly (and in the case of the third, buggy to the point of being broken). For example check out this part from the first game (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NERyoW61_gk). There is no way anyone is finding this area without following a guide or watching a video. It is so unintuitive - I mean at one point you do the opposite to what has been established throughout the game except for this one part. These are the perfect example of what I hate in games, the product of unfair design. There is a stage on Spyro 3 that I gave up on totally after realising it was completely broken in this remaster (confirmed by many other players online). Just felt the need to shoe-horn in a Spyro rant, sorry.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: madhair60 on July 02, 2020, 01:25:54 PM
The Treetops superjumps are brilliant and not unfair design in the slightest, just lateral thinking.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on July 02, 2020, 02:19:34 PM
I think I might be getting worse at them. We got a Raspberry Pi for retro gaming recently and games that I breezed through as a kid seem rock hard now. People do say that emulation isn't the same as playing on the real console, but I'm not convinced that has anything to do with it - I played a fair bit of emulated SNES stuff on my PC a few years back and didn't have a problem with it.

This whole blinking post-Dark Souls fad for overly difficult games certainly doesn't help. "Git gud"? Get fucked!
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: AsparagusTrevor on July 02, 2020, 02:20:43 PM
The Treetops superjumps are brilliant and not unfair design in the slightest, just lateral thinking.

It's the exact opposite of lateral. Not lateral.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on July 02, 2020, 02:22:00 PM
Longitudinal thinking.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: madhair60 on July 02, 2020, 03:40:47 PM
It's the exact opposite of lateral. Not lateral.

No it isn't. This is weird. I'm sorry you couldn't figure it out. I did it when I was 11.

I will agree with you about the sequels though. They are shit and always were.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: AsparagusTrevor on July 02, 2020, 04:18:05 PM
You might've done it at 11, you might've figured it out, but that doesn't mean it's fair and it's definitely not intuitive. Let's break it down - You run the wrong way along a path with arrows, you jump off arbitrary points on the sides of paths with no clues, you do a U-turn in midair and at no point is there any indication that these things are doable. Plus failure in most of these steps results in falling to your death. Not to mention the timing and skill of each of these steps is pretty high. There are plenty of comments on the walkthrough video from people who also thought it wasn't a very fairly designed section of the game.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: Wonderful Butternut on July 02, 2020, 04:42:37 PM
Average tbh. Play most games on the default difficulty, sometimes piss it, sometimes struggle through.

Last two single player games I played were:

1) Jedi Fallen Order, which I think I played on Jedi Master, whichever one is in the middle after you take out the 'Storyline' difficulty. Died quite a bit, but I persevered.

2) Streets of Rage 4. Played through on Normal. Again, died a fair bit, particularly on the boss of the Old Pier level, the Dojo in the Chinatown level and the final boss.

Online, I'm decent at racing games and at some shooters. Terrible at others.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: Sheffield Wednesday on July 02, 2020, 06:46:27 PM
S++ Rank on Ikaruga stage one.

You tell me...

You tell me...

Only took two years.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: Kryton on July 02, 2020, 07:03:20 PM
I'm not an achievement hunter, but I'm fairly decent at what I play. Getting much better at Stellaris. Stuck in Platinum league in Rocket League, can get silent assassin on a lot of levels in Hitman, I used to have a really good Disci priest in World of Warcraft and I was a right bastard in Eve online.

I think I'm okay at the games I put the effort in. Figuring out the mechanics and exploits is more my thing rather than anything too competitive. I'd probably suck at Stellaris multiplayer as I like pausing and thinking about things in grand strategy games.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: popcorn on July 02, 2020, 08:12:10 PM
I can complete any game on max difficulty.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: popcorn on July 02, 2020, 08:13:19 PM
You might've done it at 11, you might've figured it out, but that doesn't mean it's fair and it's definitely not intuitive.

Yes.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: mobias on July 02, 2020, 09:23:04 PM
Pretty average gamer here. I usually have to crank down the difficult levels, especially as I've got older. With most games that I like and form a connection with I just enjoy being immersed in them. The story and world and whatever else. The gaming challenge is enjoyable but I hate if it becomes frustrating. I prefer open world games because you're not constantly funnelled along from one challenge to another. I'm quite happy just potter about at my own pace.

I've really come to enjoy simulator games in the last few years. What I've come to like there is that the immersion is really such a big part of it. Its all about the attention to crazy small details.



I tend to go for open-worldy story things but I did decide a while ago I should give Dark Souls a go and picked up the remastered trilogy.

First try I got to Firelink Shrine then ran into the skeletons, couldn't figure out how to get past them as they kept coming back to life, eventually sacked it off as too hard and not my thing.


I had the same experience with Bloodborne. Those games really aren't for the faint hearted. The technical gameplay is everything. If you don't know that then you won't last long with any of them.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: madhair60 on July 02, 2020, 10:22:29 PM
You might've done it at 11, you might've figured it out, but that doesn't mean it's fair and it's definitely not intuitive. Let's break it down - You run the wrong way along a path with arrows, you jump off arbitrary points on the sides of paths with no clues, you do a U-turn in midair and at no point is there any indication that these things are doable. Plus failure in most of these steps results in falling to your death. Not to mention the timing and skill of each of these steps is pretty high. There are plenty of comments on the walkthrough video from people who also thought it wasn't a very fairly designed section of the game.

I'm afraid I don't agree. I think making you run the wrong way up a ramp is actually a smart little bit of design, the sort of thing I'd go "hmm, I wonder if that's... hmmmmmm". I like stuff like that.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: druss on July 04, 2020, 05:27:14 PM
I can reliably parry in Dark Souls. Pissed through Witcher 3 on Death March. Completed Ghouls 'n' Ghosts.

Used to be decent at shooters in the 90s and early 2000s but can't PVP at any game to save my life anymore. Get too anxious.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: Blue Jam on July 05, 2020, 03:47:39 AM
I am rubbish at driving games. I wonder if it's partly because I can't drive.

Gave up on GTA V after a couple of missions. I preferred RDR2 and getting about the map on horseback.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: Inspector Norse on July 05, 2020, 09:17:30 AM
I had the same experience with Bloodborne. Those games really aren't for the faint hearted. The technical gameplay is everything. If you don't know that then you won't last long with any of them.

I found that once I got into Dark Souls it seemed less "challenging"; there was a point somewhere at which the style and mechanics clicked and I realised I had found my playstyle, so even though it was still bloody hard, I felt more confident about getting through it and less worried about having to repeat bits or lose souls and humanity. Any issues I might have had about "not doing it the right way" or something were easy to get past and my feeling that I might just not be very good at it was finally laid to rest by soloing the final boss in only three or four attempts (put on a load of fireproof gear, danced around the stalagmites, poked him with my sword whenever I felt I had a window).
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: Barry Admin on July 05, 2020, 09:36:44 AM
Not as good as I want to be, but that keeps me trying. I'd give up if I was amazing. My favourite thing is learning and working out all the systems, and how best to use and exploit them.

Because of my attention problems, my favourite games tend to be twitch shooters.  I can only really slow down enough to enjoy slower paced narrative driven games on the rare occasions I can get hold of weed.

The very high skill ceiling of Apex keeps me coming back, and thankfully they add enough new stuff to reignite my interest when I start to get bored. I constantly work on my movement and aiming, and on developing my game sense and positioning. That helps me keep up, even as I get older and my reflexes slow down.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: mobias on July 05, 2020, 01:03:25 PM
How good or bad I am at a game does depend somewhat on how into it I am. I was pretty chuffed with myself when I got to the end of my first playthrough of Witcher 3 when it came out. Sword and sorcery RPG's with lots of boss battles aren't usually my thing, i gave up early on Skyrim, but I got so into the story, characters and world of Witcher 3 that I felt I just had to keep on playing it and that in turn forced me to become good at it. Stuff like Bloodborne and the Souls games aren't about story or characters or even necessarily the world, they're all about the gameplay. They're quite old school, which is a big part of the appeal I guess.

Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: Spiteface on July 05, 2020, 01:53:10 PM
I think I'm okay at fighting games. Until I go online and the matchmaking bit pairs me up with someone ranked way above me that JUST HAS TO GET ALL THEIR SHIT IN.

No matter how hard you practice, there will always be someone with far more spare time than you.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: Replies From View on July 05, 2020, 04:52:53 PM
Bad at them.  They are mostly too stressful for me.  I'll have a go for a few minutes and then when I realise I'm not getting the hang of it, either because I find the controls too fiddly or I'm bored, I just stop.  This goes for classics including Earthworm Jim, which I think is great in its energy and humour but the platforming and shooting aspects drive me spare.

Some computer games I quite enjoyed recently using OpenEmu emulation were Animal Crossing and Simpsons Hit and Run on the Game Cube, and Ultimate Spiderman and Warioland 4 on the Game Boy Advance.  I tried the Game Cube versions of Spiderman 2 and Ultimate Spiderman but there are too many buttons to master.  Press to shoot a web, press a different one to release it and I'm already going off to one side and bumping up against a wall - I'm swimming in treacle with my ineptitude - then on the ground you get spider-sense stuff but I can't figure out how to manipulate the camera to see where the distress signal is coming from, and then apparently someone has fallen from a building so I failed that challenge. 

I found Animal Crossing quite relaxing, and the rest were enjoyable up to the point where the difficulty suddenly ramped up and then I couldn't be arsed.  Simpsons Hit and Run became defined by trying to win races that I couldn't master, which is a shame as I really enjoyed the world the game had set up.

I think the tipping point with a game I am enjoying is when I fail a certain number of times and I realise I'm repeating it over and over again, like a process of revision, and it's a kind of knowledge or skill that I don't need in my long term memory or muscle-reflexes.  If I'm going to repeat something for hours to get good at it, I'd rather develop real-life skills like learn the piano or something. 
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: ImmaculateClump on July 05, 2020, 05:02:53 PM
No matter how hard you practice, there will always be someone with far more spare time than you.

Yeah, if you consider the input device (whatever that might be, mouse and keyboard, gamepad, arcade stick, steering wheel etc.) to be the instrument then the more you practise, the better you get and then you've get people with natural born talents who will take to an input device or a certain genre like a duck to water.
Then on top of that you've got those mad lads who are more than happy to play the same game over and over again for 30 years, sometimes sacrificing relationships and jobs to do so, learning a game inside out and finding little glitches and strategies that push them to the top of the leaderboard.

I grew up playing games from quite an early age but I introduced my nephew to gaming really early and he's amazing! I was nowhere near that good when I was his age.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: oustropique on July 05, 2020, 05:25:23 PM
Simpsons Hit and Run became defined by trying to win races that I couldn't master, which is a shame as I really enjoyed the world the game had set up.

I was playing this on PC until recently. I also really like the level design, the world and the writing and stopped on the last level (also skipping a race on level six) because it's just too punishing.

This seems like a common complaint, and I had the same problem when I first tried it. Turning cheats on like 'cars you touch explode on one hit' can make the game actually beatable (the mod launcher on PC can also turn off time limits to stop your head exploding on the last mission),  but at that point there's no fun involved because you're playing the game's systems, not the game. I wish more games had a mission skip function, though.

I've dropped it in favour of GTA 3, which has it's moments of difficulty but also moments where you can complete a mission in 30 seconds, so I never feel like it's cheating me.

This has been a very good thread to read.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: mobias on July 05, 2020, 06:58:19 PM
They are mostly too stressful for me. 

There's definitely an element of that for me too. I've had a strange relationship with gaming through lockdown. When we first went into lockdown back near the end of March I knew I was going to be off work for quite some time. I thought to myself this will be a good time to play a whole load of games I've always wanted to try. With that in mind I subscribed to Sony's Playstation Now subscription service. Almost immediately with lockdown I started getting quite stressed out with it all and as the situation quickly got worse I started feeling more and more anxious (like a lot of people I guess) but this had a knock on effect with my enjoyment of gaming. I just couldn't enjoy anything that was making me stressed out. I downloaded Spiderman on PS Now and even playing that stressed me out.

The only games I could enjoy during the first half of lockdown were simulator games. I always loved Farming Simulator but I played that to death through most of April. Its just so relaxing and therapeutic. Not a boss battle in sight. The closest you get to that is bad late summer weather ruining your wheat harvest.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: Replies From View on July 05, 2020, 07:30:44 PM
I've recently downloaded some Colecovision games for OpenEmu and have had a few goes at this:

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/YG972c30EmI/maxresdefault.jpg)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.C.%27s_Quest_for_Tires


I've decided it's more my level of game.  I find the art style quite charming, it reminds me of childhood, and it's all just a matter of jumping and ducking at the right time as obstacles appear at feet or head level.  I'm sure it'll get too difficult for me by level 5, but for the moment it sits quite well.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: Replies From View on July 05, 2020, 07:53:14 PM
Other games I don't mind are ones where you can't die, like the (first couple of) Monkey Island games or Day of the Tentacle.  The Warioland games are also quite fun in this regard.  I've had Kirby recommended to me by someone on CaB but I got bored after a few screens.  A bit too "cute" and repetitive for me.

The first computer game I ever played was Fantasy World Dizzy on the Spectrum; I played it when I was about 10 at my friend's house, and I found the puzzle solving great fun.  The deaths were infuriating but it was better by being a shared social experience.  Plus apart from the water and fire all the death hazards are puzzles that disappear once you've solved them.  So even though you need to revisit screens many times, you're no longer dealing with the same hazards that killed you on contact the first time.  This isn't the case with many of the Dizzy games, which feature bats and mice and other wankers you can't get rid of.  I hate those timed jumps that either lop a chunk off your energy bar or take a life off you in one swoop.


So I guess this means my preferred genre of game is puzzle-adventure-platformer.  This is especially true when they involve franchises I'm a fan of.  The Telltale Back to the Future series, for example.  And there's a Game Cube Wallace and Gromit game but the emulation of it crashes after a few screens.  And Doctor Who hasn't done a decent one but I'd graciously play it for free if it existed.

Oh yeah I forgot to say I don't think I've ever paid for any computer games.  I remember the days of NES games being £45 or something and being astonished.  At school kids had tons of these games each, costing their parents a fortune.  Amazing.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: Bazooka on July 05, 2020, 08:41:09 PM
And there's a Game Cube Wallace and Gromit game but the emulation of it crashes after a few screens.

Utter desolation.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: Replies From View on July 05, 2020, 11:31:59 PM
Utter desolation.

Wallace and Gromit, mate.  With the real Peter Sallis doing the voice, not that Ben Whitehead bloke.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: Marner and Me on July 05, 2020, 11:56:53 PM
I think I'm pretty shit, I certainly don't have much interest in online other than Fortnite to chat to friends and PES 20 to chat to mates. I put no time into online PES other than clan v clan matches.

RD2 I'm on my 3rd story play though, however am I arsed at golding out all missions and studying every single animal. Na I'm not, I don't mind going and spending days hunting however I'm not interested in trying to max it out. Same with the fucking Joker tasks in Arkham Knight, if I haven't managed it in 3 goes I'm YouTubing it. Which makes me wonder what sadact managed it in the first place to put it on the internet. If it looks insanely difficult, YT it straight away. Really don't have the time or patience for something which should be fun and relaxing.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: Marner and Me on July 06, 2020, 04:01:34 PM
Can I also add FM, who has the time to scout Ukranian 2nd division, then tinker around with tactics and training. Then I thought why not Google the right formula, then what is the point in playing the game.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: Wonderful Butternut on July 06, 2020, 10:10:35 PM
Can I also add FM, who has the time to scout Ukranian 2nd division, then tinker around with tactics and training. Then I thought why not Google the right formula, then what is the point in playing the game.

CM0102 winning strategy:

1) Download iodyneCF tactic
2) Buy Bakirciouglu, Thompson, Kallstrom, Moukoko, Kerr, West, Madeira/Samba/Tsigalko[1]
3) Cigs and let the computer win for you

That being said I did get Cork City to the Champions League Quarter Final in FM13 without downloading any bullshit tactics (were there bullshit tactics for that one?) or Googling the wonderkids. Haven't really played one properly since that.
 1. You probably won't need all 3
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: Blue Jam on July 06, 2020, 10:16:06 PM
Has anyone here ever had a Chicken Dinner in PUBG? Anyone? I think the highest I ever got was #10.

No chance for me to git gud at PUBG. I had to stop playing because, great as it is, it totally shredded my nerves.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: MikkiDisco on July 08, 2020, 02:30:51 PM
I am rubbish at driving games. I wonder if it's partly because I can't drive.

My thought process is the other way round, I have never learned to drive partly because I am so rubbish at driving games.

I’m a fairly mediocre gamer, I have my moments but I tend to stick to solo games because I just get kicked to shit whenever I try to play anything online against real people.


That said, I really wish there was online play when I had Sensi World of Soccer on the Amiga back in the mid 90s, because I’m pretty certain I was the best player in the world at it. If anyone wishes to dispute this, I’ll just say right now that you’re wrong.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: The Culture Bunker on July 08, 2020, 02:38:47 PM
CM0102 winning strategy:

1) Download iodyneCF tactic
2) Buy Bakirciouglu, Thompson, Kallstrom, Moukoko, Kerr, West, Madeira/Samba/Tsigalko[1]
3) Cigs and let the computer win for you

That being said I did get Cork City to the Champions League Quarter Final in FM13 without downloading any bullshit tactics (were there bullshit tactics for that one?) or Googling the wonderkids. Haven't really played one properly since that.
 1. You probably won't need all 3
One of my proudest gaming achievements was taking Workington Reds all the way up the Premiership, and while I didn't win that, I did snap up a League Cup, then the FA Cup and Europa League the following season. It was a source of some strange joy that I was able to bring on a sub in those finals who'd been with me since the non-league days and in my head, I could visualise the interview on the Wembley turf, with me arm round the lad: "we've been on some journey, the two of us..."

I think that was FM15 and I've barely touched the franchise since, as I know I'll never top that.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: Blue Jam on July 08, 2020, 05:20:48 PM
Re: the nerve-shreddingness of PUBG: I think I got to #3 one of the first times I played Fortnite, before it got more popular and all the more skilled players discovered it. A cutesy, colourful, non-nerve-shreddy version of PUBG was what I really needed back then, unfortunately the pointless crafting system tacked onto it spoiled my enjoyment.
Title: Re: Are you good or bad at games?
Post by: evilcommiedictator on July 09, 2020, 05:53:09 AM
Playing normal online game I'm like in the top 55% or so? Entirely average, so why bother, let's stick to single player stuffs.