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#393475 What Other Games Do You Play Besides Halo

Posted by Sikslik7 on 05 December 2018 - 12:55 AM

Speaking on just video games:

 

Currently:

-Red Dead Redemption 2

-Pokemon Let's Go Eevee

-MTG Arena

 

In the last three months:

-LoL

-Europa Universalis 4

-Total War: Warhammer

-Mario Party

-Minecraft

-PUBG

 

In General:

- Age of Empires (Mainly 2 and 3, sometimes Mythology)

- LoL

- Paradox Plaza games (mainly EU4, CK2, and HoI4)

- Total War Games

- Minecraft

- Anything currently popular/new

- Games I enjoyed earlier and want to do a replay through (Stuff like childhood games, Skyrim, Fallout 3, etc)

 

Games I plan to play in the next few months (No particular order): 

-Finish my game of Shadow of War

-Darksiders 2 (replay)

-Darksiders 3

-Rainbow 6 Siege

-Smash: Ultimate

 

 




#393461 SCANDAL: Community Moderator has ties to Russia

Posted by Sikslik7 on 28 November 2018 - 12:14 AM

There are some irregularities in these documents, which I suspect are forged: 

 

First, the dates don't make any sense (see orange). The documents were published in September of 2017, yet contain information from this last month. How is that possible?

 

Second, the phone country code 38 (see green) is non-existent (https://countrycode.org/)

 

Third, the last text from "SikSlik" would suggest that Yoshi is also a Russian agent (See purple).

 

Yet again, my name is Sikslik7, not SikSlik7.

 

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#393417 How Much of Your Early Childhood Do You Remember?

Posted by Sikslik7 on 07 November 2018 - 02:42 AM

I remember events (somewhat hazily), from when I was almost 3. I remember my third birthday, and a few weeks later when there was a new addition to the family. After that, I remember certain events or various assorted memories. I was in Kindergarten when 9/11 happened, and I remember that day vividly. There are many memories I have of events, people, or places that would have happened before I was five (people died, places closed, etc).

 

The things that stick with me more than just random memories are "special events." I can place myself in the location and the rough time frame, not to mention who was there or why we were there. I find them similar to how most people can place themselves in vivid detail during the assassination of JFK, Challenger, etc. 




#393395 RDR2

Posted by Sikslik7 on 04 November 2018 - 11:32 PM

I played probably about 10 hours so far. I love the game. 

 

My only issue is just how many little things you have to do (like brushing your horse).

 

My issue so far in the game is along these lines. It's not that there is so many small details, but how the game doesn't feel the need to go over them for a while. Many elements of the game don't even open up until halfway through, and when they do it's a long tutorial sequence that explains the bare minimum. Honestly, giving us no tutorial and just a manual would be more helpful.




#393236 Weapons in Halo Infinite

Posted by Sikslik7 on 14 September 2018 - 10:58 AM

What weapons do you hope to make a return in Halo:Infinite? If there are multiple versions (think of the boltshot), which would you prefer. or would you like to see something new? What weapons do you hope they add to the game?




#393062 Gameplay: Halo 1?

Posted by Sikslik7 on 08 July 2018 - 09:56 PM

It uses the Unity Engine, not the ones built by Bungie or 343i.




#393060 Site Poll 83: Will Halo Infinite be open-world?

Posted by Sikslik7 on 08 July 2018 - 06:39 PM

I don't think we'll see a true open world, but most likely have some large open spaces with some exploration, similar to first landing on Halo in CE, or exploring areas of Reach. We've had similar things in every Halo game, but usually there isn't an Easter egg or something there other than maybe a power weapon or ammo. It's also possible we might see something like Spartan Ops or Firefight return in a larger form, with some more exploration factors. Honestly, I'd love to see some larger campaign maps with cool side areas, which is what I think we'll get.




#393052 New Additions to Staff/Changes to Come

Posted by Sikslik7 on 05 July 2018 - 10:09 PM

Not sure if I should congratulate you Slik, or pray for you lmao.  I'll test your C-Mod skills for sure! 

 

Challenge accepted.

 




#393029 Site Poll 81: Why Halo Infinite, and not Halo 6?

Posted by Sikslik7 on 20 June 2018 - 12:23 AM

Halo Infinite will not break Halo naming system as much as people think it has. The only thing it will break is the naming convention for game with Chief as a playable character, and even then, that's debatable with Halo 5: Guardians. In fact, the use of Halo Wars 2 to advance the main story is key. 

 

The main storyline of Halo has typically advanced with each successive main title. For example, let's look at the order of games when they take place:

 

A. Halo Wars

B. Halo Reach

C. Halo CE

D. Halo Fireteam Raven (During CE)

E. Halo 2

F. Halo 3: ODST (During Halo 2)

G. Halo Spartan Strike (Note this is an alternative storyline during Halo 2 built in-game virtual reality)

H. Halo 3

I. Halo Spartan Assault

J. Halo 4

K. Halo Recruit (Assumed to be during Halo 4 due to only gameplay and the fact both Chief and Cortana are on Infinity)

L. Halo 5: Guardians

M. Halo Wars 2

N. Halo Infinite

 

Now, if we exclude games that go back in time, let's look at which games advanced the main story:

 

A. Halo CE

B. Halo 2

C. Halo 3

D. Halo 4

E. Halo 5: Guardians

F. Halo Wars 2

G. Halo Infinite

 

With the addition of more side games and games that backtracked, the Halo Universe has largely been expanded outside of the main titular games. With the convergence of these storylines in Halo 5: Guardians, we had a change of naming structure. Then with Halo Wars 2, the main story progressed (by a little) outside of the main games. The change of name with Halo Infinite is honestly to be expected at this point. Many events in the games (not to even mention the books) are taking place simultaneously, and I think the name change reflects that. Fans have called for spin-off game surrounding the Elites, the Insurrection, Ancient Humans versus Forerunners, and earlier events in the Human-Covenant War. I expect with this change of name we will see split stories or simultaneous stories emerge in the next few games as well.




#392480 Slik's Sik Picks

Posted by Sikslik7 on 27 October 2017 - 10:47 PM

Slik's Sik Picks

 

Tired of games you payed $60 for and just put down right away? Are the games you're playing became mundane? Do you want to pour hours into a game you will enjoy for a long time? Say no more, for Sikslik7 has got you covered, with his Sik Picks, games that are worth every penny. The next time these games go on sale at your local games store, big box store, steam, XBL, Nintendo Store, or through the publisher themselves, be sure to snag a copy (and in may cases the DLC). I guarantee* these games will be fun and entertaining. In fact, I'll put my money where my mouth is and give you my next 343iCF Staff paycheck, made payable directly from Drizzy_Dan, RedStarRocket91, and Church. So, without further staff volunteer time being wasted, let's get to the first selection of games!

 

Strategy Games

 

I figured I would start with some of the best strategy games I've played in recent years. Each of these have active communities and massive followings, with countless hours of unique gameplay and replay-ability. Most of these games require a PC to play, so grab your keyboard, and your Steam Wallet and watch for the sales!

 

1. Age of Empire II: HD Edition

 

A revamped version of one of the greatest Real-Time Strategies of all time, both graphically and functionality. Made by the same people (Ensemble Studios) who created the original Halo Wars. The AI has been tuned to additional levels of ruthless challenge, giving even the best players a run for their money. Additional civilizations have been added to the game, giving both tweaks on classic strategies and new ways to Wololo your enemies to their doom. Can your empire rise to infamy in the middle ages, or will be be but a footnote in history?

 

2. Total War: Rome II

 

From the people who made Halo Wars 2, comes the series they are known for: Total War. An older game to be sure, with no announced plans for additional DLC (Creative Assembly have mentioned there may be another major DLC on the way). The game can be an investment if you buy all the DLC, but each DLC can be bought over time, as each expands various culture groups available in the base version of the game, which comes with a variety of playstyles, factions, and locations throughout the world. This game mixes together a turn based campaign map with epic real-time battles. If you want to know more, ask Church about the staircase.

 

3. Crusader Kings II

 

Deus Vult! If you like roleplaying, generational planning, and wars over the Holy Land, This is the game for you. Play across generations of a Noble Dynasty, expanding your power and lands over time. Take control of new lands through marriage, war, assassinations, and Papal interference. Do you support your liege, or plot behind his back? If you enjoy Game of Thrones, this game emulates much of the political and military struggles (did I mention there is a GOT Mod?). DLC includes new religions to play as, lifestyle choices, secret cults, events, and of course all the more ways to seduce the lovely and ever-wonderful Glitterhoof.

 

4. Europa Universalis IV

 

Coming out of the Middle Ages, the world is ready to be redrawn. Colonize the New World, consolidate your dynasty under one throne, drive the Turks out of Europe, or establish Russia hundreds of years earlier. Can Protestantism declare itself the official religion of the Holy Roman Empire or will the Aztecs colonize Europe? Only time can tell whether your nation will be a great power, or trampled into the dust. Play anywhere in the world, as any religion, as any government. Will it be your economy, army, navy or political actions that keep your nation above the rest? Just don't forget to plan ahead, otherwise you may find yourself partitioned by the coalitions formed to stop the growing tide.

 

5. Hearts of Iron IV

 

The third game on this list from Paradox (CKII and EUIV being the others). Twenty years after the end of the Great War and another one is about to start.Will you join the Allies, the Axis, or form another faction to bring about a new world? Turn your peaceful economy into an unbeatable War Machine, research and form a military to fight across land, sea, and air. Will the United States ever get out of the Great Depression, or will the Communist Revolution come to American shores? Will the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, or split the Pacific in a secret pact with the United States? Will Facism, Communism, or Democracy reign supreme? Wage war across the world for a second time, in a war to truly end all wars.

 

6. XCOM 2

 

Many of you saw or participated in the Let's Play RedStarRocket91 did last year of the game using various Halo Mods (Found here http://www.343indust...y-plays-xcom-2/). If you enjoy turn-based games with tile-based movement, this is the game for you. Rescue humanity from Alien Oppression with your own unique squad. Develop the team and resources you need to free humanity. With brand new DLC out, now is the time to 

 

 

So there it is, the first six Slik's Sik Picks. Let me know what you guys think of these games, or let me know if you ever want to play any of them with another person. If there is another type of game you want me to cover, or for try a specific one, comment below!

 

*All guarantee claims must be submitted via PM with no less than 1000 words of meaningful content (as per discretion of myself), and please allow one week for processing. This offer is by no means serious or legitimate, just like my ******** in CKII.




#389500 343iCommunity Plays Crusader Kings II

Posted by Sikslik7 on 12 July 2017 - 09:54 PM

Part 3: An Heir Apparent

 

 

Spoiler




#389432 343iCommunity Plays Crusader Kings II

Posted by Sikslik7 on 23 June 2017 - 05:01 PM

 

 

 

 

After the success of last year's playthrough of XCom 2 by RedStarRocket91 (http://www.343indust...y-plays-xcom-2/) , I've been looking for other games that we could include the community in. Over the coming weeks, I'll be playing some Crusader Kings II, a grand-strategy game focused on medieval life, the feudal system, and the Crusades. You play as a succession of characters, who have unique sets of traits and claims to the lands of Europe and beyond. Like the XCom series, members of the forum can join up, and expand the holdings of the Dynasty "Of Twam." However, since this game occurs over the course of hundreds of years, you'll be represented by generations of characters, not just one. I have been delaying doing this series, in hopes that a mod currently in the works for a Sanghelios version of the game would be ready. However, it was recently announced it is still months away from being even remotely playable. The game has a mind of it's own, but if you want me to try to have your characters be a certain way (ie, a military expert, a master diplomat, a godly man, or a cunning spymaster), just let me know below. 

 

Although there are two parts coming out right now, I plan to release a part once every week, but we will see how that goes depending on my work schedule.This thread will be updated every time a new video is released, so do feel free to follow it for regular updates, or keep an eye on our Twitter, the shoutbox link bar, and my status updates to see when the next part arrives.

 
I hope you'll enjoy watching this series as much as I enjoyed the XCom series, and please feel free to leave feedback. In the meantime, if you have any questions or suggestions, please leave a post below and I'll reply to you as soon as possible, or check below to see if I've already answered it!
 
 
A question for those who have finished watching the first two parts: What shall I do about the line of succession?
 
 



#389430 Forum Census 3.0

Posted by Sikslik7 on 22 June 2017 - 02:08 PM

Forum Gaming Census:

 

In order to bring the forum a more complete and diverse experience with playdates on systems and games you all love, the Staff are proud to present the third Forum Gaming Census (FGC). We all play a variety of games but never really know who all has or plays certain games. In order to help address this issue, we have put together this census to gather this information and use it to create better playdates for the forums. All you have to do is fill out the answers to the following questions to the best of your ability and we will take it from there. If you are unsure of how to fill out this form, please see the example provided at the bottom of the post.

 

 

The Census:

 

1. What consoles/handheld devices/PC do you own that can connect to others via an online connection (internet or matchmaking services). Please note any fees or paid subscriptions.

 

2. Do you have Xbox Live Gold or the equivalent services for your consoles/handheld devices/PC? Do you use any special servers for games that no longer have multiplayer matchmaking, (ie Steam, Gameranger, and other server hosting sites). Please note any fees or paid subscriptions you have to pay for these services.

 

3. What games do you own for each console/hand held devices/PC that can be played with other forum members? Do you have any DLC for the game? If there are special restrictions or places you have gotten the games (ie Steam for PC), please list those games separately and explain as best as possible the situation.

 

4. Place “+” at the beginning of your preferred games to play with others and put those on top of each console list. Place “-“ at the beginning of games you would not want to play, and place them at the bottom of each list. If you have no preference start with a “” Please denote any Free to Play games with "F2P"

 

5. What days and times would you prefer to play or have open on a regular basis?

 

6. What is your favorite genre of games, and give three examples of games that you believe fit that genre.

 

7. Describe you internet connection.

 

8. The Steam Summer Sale is now in effect, and the Xbox Summer sale is coming up. What are a few games you want others to snag so you can play with them?

 

 

Example Answer:

Xbox 360 - (Xbox Live Gold):

+ Halo 3 (All maps due to ODST disc)

+ Halo 4 (Forge Island DLC)

+ Minecraft (No DLC)

CoD Modern Warfare 2 (no DLC)

Brink (No DLC)

Fifa 2012 (No DLC)

- Viva Pinata (No DLC)

- Lego Batman (No DLC)

 

Xbox One - (XBL Gold)

+Halo 5

Battlefield 4

Minecraft

 

PC - (Whatever you feel necessary to describe for Specs. If you can also give an example of your “best possible rendering/playability” for a well-known game, that would be great. Also try to include any issues with memory)

 

Steam Games

+ Total War: Rome II (All Faction DLC, no unit packs)

Team Fortress II (No DLC, F2P)

- Civilization V (No DLC)

Other Games

+ Age of Empires II, The Forgotten Empires (no DLC, Use Gameranger to play)

League of Legends (Mix of Champions, F2P)

- Minecraft (Do not have Server set up, and can’t set one up, would need to build or rent server)

 

Availability:

Open Fridays after 6pm EST, Sunday/Saturday from 10am EST to 12AM EST

 

Favorite Genre:

For PC, Real Time Strategy (Age of Empires, Battles in Rome II, StarCraft)

For 360, First Person Shooters (Halo, Call of Duty, Titanfall)

 

My Internet connection is very fast, but sometimes drops. Download is 9 Mb and upload is 5 Mb.

 

As for games other people should pick up: 

Halo Wars 2 (Xbox One/Crossplay)

Player Unknown Battlegrounds (Steam)

Crusader Kings 2 (Steam)

 

 

 

 

And that's all there is to it. Please feel free to help younger members and fear your moderators. If you feel this Census is incomplete, feel free to pm the Events Staff so we can take your suggestion under consideration. Yes, we plan to use this data for creating better playdates and events for the forum.




#389401 Hey everyone!

Posted by Sikslik7 on 15 June 2017 - 08:53 PM

Welcome! Some how I missed this one!




#389400 Site Poll 59 - E3 2017 Discussion

Posted by Sikslik7 on 15 June 2017 - 08:55 PM

Overall, E3 was a lackluster affair. Very few newly announced games caught my interest, and even so were not games I have to play (or feel the need to). That being said, I loved this years E3 because it means that next year's should be even better. In fact, I was hoping E3 was going to be this way. Yes, I, Sikslik7, wanted E3 2017 be to a year of disappointment for new game announcements. Let's jump right in shall we?

 

Let's look at the big upcoming games this Fall:

Destiny 2: Or should I say the $60 DLC pack? After failing to deliver on may promises at launch for the first game, as well as being redone multiple times through DLC, I never wanted to pick up the first game. I may get this just because Bungie finally found a system that worked. That being said, It's a group based game that you have to have others to play with, and many of my friends are sick of Destiny.

Battlefront 2: Looks like a re-skin of the original, with some new maps, and a redesigned perk system. And this time there will be a campaign. Will most likely be dead a few months after release.

Assassins Creed Origins: Similar gameplay as before. I'll just wait six months and get it for over 60% off. It's not like I'm playing it for multiplayer.

Middle-Earth Shadow of War: A game I plan to buy right off the bat. After seeing that Destiny was not going to deliver on many of it's promises three years ago I bought this instead. I never regretted the choice. A solid game, with a good story and DLC. Trailers and gameplay have shown tremendous expansion on ideas in the first game. Should be a good time.

South Park: The Fractured but Whole: I enjoyed the first game a lot. That being said, I can also wait a few months on it, when the price drops.

CoD WWII: Wow, a Call of Duty game I'm actually interested in. I will want to see some more gameplay first, but here goes to going back to it's roots.

Crackdown 3: Whelp, It's been what? Four years now? Hopefully it will be a good game, but there is just a lack of gameplay, and what there is is not very convincing. Right now, It looks like I'll wait on it.

Dishonored: Looks decent, but is also a game series I never got into. I'll pass until it drops price.

Wolfenstein II: Looks good, and looks fun, but is once again a series I never got into. I have a copy of The New Order I should unwrap first.

Super Mario Odyssey: Probably the craziest Mario game I've seen in years. I'll wait until it comes out to decide. As for the other Nintendo games talked about (Kirby, Metroid, Yoshi, etc) it is too early to tell.

Far Cry 5: Looks good, but I should start playing Far Cry games first.

Anthem: Too early to tell.

Skyrim: Wait, this came out six years ago...

 

Now, let's look at DLC and games already out:

Player Unknown Battlegrounds: Coming to Xbox after being a hit on PC. Grab your friends for a real-life Battle Royale.

Minecraft: 4k! Jk, but cross-platform play is finally here! An announcement people have wanted for years.

Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowwind just came out and more to come. The sad news is that ES6 is most likely delayed (but more on that later).

Halo Wars 2: Sad to see the DLC camapign is not the DLC campaign that is part of the Season Pass, but it's nice to see that the DLC is still coming.

XCom 2: See @RedStarRocket91 as to why this is important.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild: I am simply excited to have more to do and find in that game.

 

Now let's look at other announcements:

Xbox One X: a better console for $500 instead of $300. If you want your games to look nicer, run faster, and have more space for games, it's a good buy, especially if you don't own an Xbox One yet. I could theorectically sell my Xbox One right now and spend about $250 on the upgrade, so it's still cheaper than buying a decent PC, not to mention it's still got my friends and XBL functionality. This is just like the later Xbox 360's, a decent buy for a replacement or an upgrade, nothing more. This is not a "must have console."

Xbox Backwards Compatibility expands: Alright, I am more than excited. MCC is going to get fixed! And when I mean fixed, I mean I can just play the original games!

 

So let's review what we have so far:

 

 

 

 

 

 


So let's review what we have so far:
 
We have a few larger titles and series releasing games, but not anything revolutionary or brand spanking new (in terms of what we know so far). DLC for existing games look pretty good, with some new features that will be nice to see. The Xbox One X and Backwards compatibility are nice features, but is not for everyone. So what did E3 tell us directly this year? New games are just ports of the last version, with some minor editing, and it's the DLC that is going to make a difference. But wait, we have known this about games in recent years! Games come out unpolished, with major bugs and issues, missing content, and it takes months to get fixed through DLC and Microtransactions. But that's not it, right? I mean, there were things we were all expecting to see, right? So I ask you this:
 
What wasn't at E3?
 
And thus we come to the most important part. Many of us were expecting news on the next Elder Scrolls or Fallout game. People were waiting to see Metroid 4, the next Halo game, Gears of War, etc. More than just announcements in most cases. Many people thought we would see a spin-off Halo game, H3A, or even Warden: Infinity Halo. The fact is, we didn't see any of these rumors come to light (well, except for the WIP title for Metroid 4). This is where I was happy with E3. I didn't want another ES, Fallout, or Halo game this year, or at least for the next year. Recently, too many games have been rushed, sold millions, and then were left as broken shells of games, with the content sold in parts or non-existent. To make good games, with the level of content, balancing, quality, and story at launch, they need time. And that's what we were given this year at E3. Time to wait for the next round of games we are always waiting for. We have more time for fixes, for DLC, for playing the games we have now. I can go back and play the games I barely touched (that copy of The New Order for one). We can decide to get a game after seeing it for a few months, and not have to worry about if my friends are playing it with you the entire time before moving onto another game. Gosh, I can even go back and start hunting for achievements. Maybe the game creators finally heard our call: give us complete games at launch, worthwhile patches, and good DLC. Or maybe they want to squeeze us for more microtransactions and crappy DLC and skins. Who knows? But right now, I am looking forward to what news we will see at next year's E3.
 
TL;DR: The new games at E3 are mainly carbon copies of games that we have played before, but we had some good DLC announcements and features. That being said, we also did not see a lot of the game announcement rumors be true (New Halo game, ES6, Gears of War, Fallout, etc). I see the lack of exciting announcements as a good sign that game creators are taking their time and delivering good games.