Community MetaSteam | January 2021 - It's Rare to See a Medium So Well-Done

lashman

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  • Any and all credit for the concept of these threads goes to the amazing MRORANGE!



  • HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!!!
  • Big thanks for taking part in those monthly threads!
  • No monthly highlights AGAIN, because Tizoc is a lazy butt




Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues

Choose a side, master your moves, and embrace your destiny in an epic beat 'em up adventure inspired by the hit show. Take control of 8 playable characters with deep movesets, combos, progression, real-time character swaps, ultimate attacks, and much more! 34 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, the rivalry of Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence continues. The fight is in your hands now!



Skellboy Refractured

Sometimes, when there is nobody up to the task, old heroes have to rise from the grave to save the day! Crush your enemies and make good use of their guts - literally, as you can augment Skippy with your foe's body parts and weapons!

Help Skippy, the cubic skeleton, to fight off Squaruman's endless forces of undead and vicious foes in this rectangular action packed cardboard adventure!

Life was peaceful in the Cubold Kingdom until the king's evil court magician got dumped by the princess. With his heart broken and his rage fueled, he called upon the evil spirits to resurrect the dead and the kingdom's long forgotten monstrosities. What he doesn't realize in his fury is that he accidentally summoned an ancient hero as well... Skippy! Travel across the beautifully rendered kingdom of Cubold and take full advantage of your resurrected, skeletal body! Swap out body parts to acquire new abilities during your adventure or pick up a new weapon to vanquish the evil magician's lackeys. Onwards, Skippy, it's time to be a hero once more!



EVERSPACE 2

EVERSPACE 2 is a fast-paced single-player spaceship shooter with deep exploration in space and on planets, tons of loot, RPG elements, mining, and trading. Experience a thoughtful story, set in a vivid, handcrafted open world full of secrets and perils, on your journey to become human after all.

In the campaign, you will make some friends with their own story to tell. They will join you on side missions and provide certain benefits in the endgame, where vicious encounters and brutal challenges will stand between you and that next epic loot drop.

Discover alien species, unveil mysteries, find hidden treasures and defend your valuables against outlaw clans. But don’t get cocky: there will be some high-risk/high-reward areas waiting for you where grabbing that ultra-special gear and getting out alive will require some serious piloting skills and all your talent for improvisation.

Annihilate your foes the EVERSPACE way: Dodge, dash, roll and boost guns blazing into frantic dogfights, leaving only a trail of space scrap behind. Use a wide range of weaponry and abilities to defeat a large variety of opponents like drones, fighters, heavy bombers and powerful gunships all the way to massive capital vessels. Always look around and use your environment to your advantage, and gain the upper hand even if you are outnumbered.

Expand your private ship collection from a virtually endless supply of ships, composed of various unique ship classes and optimize your build to perfection. Cleverly combine modules, weapons, devices, and perks to fit your individual playstyle and the current objective.

Hunt for the next better gear and be ready to constantly re-evaluate your current setup. Look for loot that fits your playstyle but be willing to leave your comfort zone and try something new. Be ready to find and exploit synergistic effects between equipment, perks, devices, and ships to fully maximize their potential.

Roam the world looking for the best deals on certain commodities, becoming the part-time trader you always wanted to be. However, prices will vary based on supply and demand, so you better check about the latest offerings before you set course to the next trading station. Always be on the look-out against ambushes during interstellar travel.



Redout: Space Assault

Redout: Space Assault puts you in control of a Super Orbital Recon Fighter during the 2395 Colonization of Mars: dive in the fastest, most epic and exciting arcade space battle you can experience. Outsmart, outmaneuver, overpower, outclass your opponents in lightning-fast, adrenaline-inducing single-player space combat.

You play as Leon Barret, ace fighter pilot of the Poseidon Security Forces. Here at Poseidon Corp., we are trying to pave the way for the colonization of Mars, as mankind is struggling for survival, split between a depleted hot Earth and a cold, claustrophobic Lunar colony. Your job is to maintain order by eradicating rebels and space pirates, facilitate our scientists' research while keeping them safe, and protect all our personnel from the numerous external threats.

Dive down into gigantic asteroid mining plants, shoot down Rebel drones and fighters, roll left and right avoiding enemy fire, unleash impossibly powerful missile volleys, but also race against stray pilots and space scavengers at breakneck speed for the sheer thrill of it.

By completing missions you will unlock Cards and Tokens to upgrade your fighter's Hull, Shields, Energy Weapons and Missiles until you are able to go up against massive Capital Ships and single-handedly shift the tide of the war.

In an interplanetary struggle where nobody is good or bad, you will experience Leon rising through the ranks, the meaning of “necessary evil”, the cost of integrity and ultimately, what it means to take a stand.



Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

This story takes place three years after the events of the previous game “Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout,” and depicts the reunion of Ryza and her friends, who go through new encounters and goodbyes to discover a true priceless treasure.

Three years have passed since Ryza’s secret grand adventure on Kurken Island. Ryza, the only member of her group to remain on the island, receives a letter from her friend telling her about ruins that may be related to alchemy, along with a mysterious request involving a glowing stone. This inspires her to leave the island and venture out to the royal capital, Ashra-am Baird. However, Ryza is unaware that this will lead to the beginning of an imaginative new adventure involving a pursuit of the mysteries of the ruins surrounding the royal capital and a meeting with a strange creature that will change her life.



Stronghold: Warlords

For the first time ever Stronghold: Warlords allows you to recruit, upgrade and command AI lords across the battlefield in the form of in-game ‘Warlords’. Each warlord under your command boosts your strategic prowess with unique perks, characteristics and upgradeable abilities. Put them to work for your industry, fortifying borders, forging weapons or team up for a pincer attack! Each campaign mission, skirmish game and multiplayer battle means a fresh set of warlords to command and a completely new way to play Stronghold.

The next chapter in Firefly Studios' real-time strategy series, Stronghold: Warlords is the first game to recreate the castle economies of East Asia. In Warlords players take command of Mongol hordes, imperial warriors and samurai clansmen as they lay siege to Japanese castles and fortified Chinese cities. Besiege historical warlords using new gunpowder-fuelled siege weapons and classic units across 31 campaign missions, multiplayer, skirmish and free build modes.



Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition - Lords of the West

Welcome to Lords of the West, the first new official expansion to Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition. Challenge friends with two additional civilizations as well as new units and technologies. Battle your way across Western Europe and the Mediterranean with three new campaigns, subjugating your opponents by means of sheer military might and diplomatic prowess or through overwhelming economic and cultural power!



Olija

Olija is a game about Faraday's quest, a man shipwrecked then trapped in the mysterious country of Terraphage. Armed with a legendary harpoon, he and other castaways try to leave this hostile country to return to their homelands.

Through adventurous exploration, narration and razor sharp combat, the player will discover a strange world and its inhabitants, including Olija, an enigmatic lady that Faraday finds himself bound to over time. Inspired by swashbuckling tales and cinematic adventure games, Olija is a story about facing the unknown in adversity.



The Medium

Discover a dark mystery only a medium can solve. Explore the real world and the spirit world at the same time. Use your psychic abilities to solve puzzles spanning both worlds, uncover deeply disturbing secrets, and survive encounters with The Maw - a monster born from an unspeakable tragedy..

The Medium is a third-person psychological horror game that features patented dual-reality gameplay and an original soundtrack co-composed by Arkadiusz Reikowski and Akira Yamaoka.

Wield unique psychic abilities reserved for those with the gift. Travel between the realities or explore them both at the very same time. Use the Out of Body experience to investigate places where your real-world self can’t go. Create energy shields and deliver powerful spirit blasts to survive the spirit world and its otherworldly dangers.

Delve deep into a mature and morally ambiguous story, where nothing is what it seems and everything has another side. As a medium you see, hear and experience more than others, and with every new perspective you will change your perception on what happened at the Niwa resort.

Never-seen-before and officially patented gameplay that plays out across two worlds displayed at the same time. Explore the physical world and the spirit world simultaneously, and use the interactions between them to solve dual-reality puzzles, unlock new paths, and awaken memories of past events.

The Medium’s spirit world is a dark mirror reflection of our reality, a grim and unsettling place where our unpunished deeds, evil urges, and vile secrets manifest themselves and can take on a form. This world has been invented and designed under the inspiration of Zdzisław Beksiński’s paintings, Polish dystopian surrealist internationally recognized for his distinctive and strikingly ominous style.

Immerse yourself in the disturbing and oppressive atmosphere of the game thanks to the original ‘dual’ soundtrack co-created by Akira Yamaoka and Arkadiusz Reikowski. Yamaoka-san is a legendary Japanese composer best known for his work on the Silent Hill series; Reikowski is a Hollywood Music in Media Awards nominee who worked on such acclaimed horror games as Blair Witch, Layers of Fear, and Observer. Now they join their creative forces for the music and songs of The Medium.



HROT

HROT is a single-player retro FPS set in a small socialist country neighboring Soviet Union (Czechoslovakia) after an unspecified disaster in 1986. Those times were dark and terrifying and so is the game.

You start in a civil defense shelter deep under a Prague Metro station. As a proud holder of the military readiness badge you know what your duty is: put on a non-functioning gas mask, load the vz. 52 pistol and protect the peace and your socialist homeland from the strange intruders.





Alpha Protocol

Loyalty carries a price and no one knows this more than agent Michael Thorton. A talented young agent cast out by his government, Thorton is the only one with the information needed to stop an impending international catastrophe. To do so means he must cut himself off from the very people he is sworn to protect. As players determine how to accomplish different objectives, the decisions made and actions taken in each mission will ultimately transform the type of secret agent Michael Thorton will become. Every choice the player makes as Michael Thorton will carry consequences for his future and the fate of the world.





Cyberjank 2077

Get the achievement: V for Vendetta​

After reviving with Second Heart, kill or incapacitate the enemy who killed you within 5 seconds.

People who have completed the challenge:​




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dex3108

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So Marry Chr.... oh wait that was last week for some and next week for other. That's not it. What the hell i wanted to say then? Oh yeah New Year that's it. So this last year was tough for most but i have no doubt that it was best year for some . In the end it was just another step in this thing called life and i hope that everyone at lest ended this year wiser than year before and i wish you all good health and happiness in new 2021.
 
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lashman

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So Marry Chr.... oh wait that was last week for some and next week for other. That's not it. What the hell i wanted to say then? Oh yeah New Year that's it. So this last year was tough for most but i have no doubt that it was best year for some . In the end it was just another step in this thing called life and i hope that everyone at lest ended this year wiser than year before and i wish you all good health and happiness in new 2021.
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Wok

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Happy New Year!

PS: :ninja:

 

Mor

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Smell of a new thread, the first thread of 2021, damn good.

Hope it's an amazing month for everyone, HELL, WE GETTING YAKUZA 3-5 TOO.

Seriously, let's hope for an amazing month and a sweet year 🎉:cat-heart-blob:🎉
 

PC-tan

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What a way to end 2020. I spent the last 4 hours waiting in line to get a COVID test because of the cold I had.

By the way the test was supposed to be a rapid test that you would learn your results in 15 min but now I have to wait until Tuesday to hear my results.

I should have been more prepared since it was very cold and I'm likely to get sick again.



America!!!!!!! /S
 

TioChuck

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happy new year everybody, what a shitshow 2020 was huh? Let's not forget it and learn from it, I hope everyone is safe and that the new year will bring the much needed peace of mind we all need, I wish all the best for you lot.

Health, fortune and happiness for us all.

Love you.
 

Jim_Cacher

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Beat my first game in 2021, Batman Arkham Asylum. Such a modern classic. Going to slowly work on the riddles and challenges while progressing through Resonance of Fate.

May be starting Arkham City afterwards. First time playing it so I am excited.
 
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yuraya

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Beat my first game in 2021, Batman Arkham Asylum. Such a modern classic. Going to slowly work on the riddles and challenges while progressing Resonance of Fate.

May be starting Arkham City afterwards. First time playing it so I am excited.
If you have a high frames monitor make sure to look up the ini tweaks to up the 60 in game cap. I didn't try it with Asylum/Origins but 144hz vs 60hz in City was an incredible difference. But yea regardless those games all hold up so well after all these years. All amazing from start to finish. I can't wait to see how Gotham Knights turns out next year.
 

Arulan

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Happy successful revolution around our sun!

Between Half-Life: Alyx and Phasmophobia, I've spent a lot of time in VR in 2020. Hopefully this year keeps its up.

I still have a ways to go before finishing Cyberpunk 2077, but I'm having a pretty great time so far. There have been moments where it feels like cuts were made that would really elevate it otherwise. I wonder if they'll add it all in by the time they're done with it.
 

Jim_Cacher

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If you have a high frames monitor make sure to look up the ini tweaks to up the 60 in game cap. I didn't try it with Asylum/Origins but 144hz vs 60hz in City was an incredible difference. But yea regardless those games all hold up so well after all these years. All amazing from start to finish. I can't wait to see how Gotham Knights turns out next year.
Unfortunately my monitor only supports up to 60hz. Thanks for the head-up, anyway.

I am very excited towards Gotham Knights as well. But, I need to finish City, Origins, Blackgate and Arkham Knight first lol. It's weird that I have only played Asylum on console (loved it!) a decade ago and dropped off from the series completely afterwards. What was I thinking?
 
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