Thanks to the recent Ubisoft Giveaway, I was able to get my hands on Assassin's Creed Syndicate for the low low price of... free. I was waiting to get it on PS4 for a few bucks since I wouldn't have to use the UPlay, sorry Ubisoft Connect Client. But free is a better deal.

My thoughts on the game as simple. Assassins Creed Revelations must've been a pretty high peek for Assassins Creed to fall so low. Not just because the gameplay was so formulaic that I experienced everything the game had to offer after the first boss fight. But the game offered so little new in terms of gameplay and variety that I was done with the game only after offing half of the baddies.

And I don't think that this is the fault of a bland game design. But an issue of either a slow narrative, or lack thereof. You meet a colourful cast of characters from a Little Girl running a children information network, a man with a top hat with a B, and a Woman dressed in a nice 3 piece suit who runs a... smuggling... thingy. I genuinely can't remember these people since they are introduced and the only time I see them is in, in-game icons showing that I helped them by working on the gang.

Even the main Character Eve and Jacob (who I kept calling Jacob , Edward throughout the game since he acts just like Kenway), barely talk with each-other. And the only time they do is when you meet [INSERT HISTORIC FIGURE HERE]. Or when Eve is cleaning up Jacob after a rampage.

I feel with a repetitive game like a Ubisoft title, the game needs a more compelling narrative, like we'd eventually see in Assassins Creed Odyssey, but that game has it's own issues. Issues which I can feel take their roots in this game with a very spongy combat system. Thank god a knife in the throat or a bullet through the head will kill anyone irrespective of their "Level".

What's worse is that on PC, the game would crash for seemingly no reason, causing my PC to Blue Screen more time than I care to remember. But the sad thing about this is, I'd prefer to play it over Odyssey.

Is it tedious? Yes, but you can use the mechanics to get around it.

Is the story slow? Yes, but it is mercifully short and unoffensive.

Tie that along with an beautiful score from Austin Wintory, which I will be exploring later, and the game is a passable experience. There is a much more memorable game in the first two Assassin's Creed games then here, but for the price of Free, or what I see the XBone version of this game going for, it's not a bad way to kill a week.


I recently posted to patientgamers@lemmy.ml and cross-posted to patientgamers@sh.itjust.works regarding my newb difficulties with Diablo 1 and both of these communities had awesome people willing to help out and offer any advice they could give.

Original Post

As it stands, I have conquered Diablo 1. My solo Warrior class playthrough was — in the end — a resounding success. I bent the Lord of Terror over my knee, spanked his ass with my Bastard Sword, and smote his ruin upon the basement of Hell; thus fulfilling a long overdue, 26-year-old personal bucket list item.

I know the game has a ton a replay value and I'm sure I'll revisit it again in the future, but for now, I can't wait to begin Diablo 2!

Thanks again!

submitted 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago) by Rose@lemmy.world to c/patientgamers@lemmy.ml
  • Saturnalia
  • Salt and Sacrifice
  • Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed
  • Railgrade
  • Ooblets
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2
  • Mythforce
  • Saints Row
  • Arcadegeddon
  • Monopoly Madness
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Extraction
  • Riders Republic
  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong
  • Magic The Gathering: Arena
  • Far Cry 6
  • Voidtrain
  • Darkest Dungeon 2
  • Galactic Civilizations IV
  • Evil Dead: The Game
  • Pinball FX
  • Sifu
  • Omen of Sorrow
  • Phantom Brigade
  • Sonic Colors Ultimate
  • Trackmania
  • Jett: The Far Shore
  • Watch_Dogs: Legion
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® Breakpoint
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division® 2
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game

Hello gentlemen. It seems I've already have this in my collection, so maybe one of you want it?


% = G

Steam code. Comment below after you've redeemed it.

submitted 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) by TheSparrowPrince@lemmy.world to c/patientgamers@lemmy.ml

You might as well say I'm new to the series and I've started by playing the original Diablo (minus Hellfire, for now) on PC with DevilutionX v1.5.1. I chose the Warrior class for my first-ever playthrough because the original game's manual recommends it for new players. I've made it down to Level 13, and the difficulty spike has me wondering if a Warrior class playthrough is even worth it.

I found one video showing a way to do it, but I'm not interested in this kind of frantic, potion-chugging, town-portal-hopping, spell-slinging, inventory-jockeying, constant edge-of-death gameplay for the next 4 levels until endgame: https://youtu.be/BOAmHwNTpQo?si=jG7CFbwdW-S-moJ8&t=4214

Granted, the player in the video is speed-running, but my Level 13 gameplay experience feels much the same with how quickly mobs will swarm and cut me down. It's practically impossible to pull one or two enemies at a time without inciting an entire mob, or two.

So, is this "Welcome to Diablo, kid" or is there another way (other than cheats)? Do I need to restart the game and hope for a more favorable procedurally-generated seed, or slowly grind a new Sorcerer class up to competency while learning that play style?

Thanks for any advice!

submitted 1 month ago by M500@lemmy.ml to c/patientgamers@lemmy.ml

Overall the game is OK, but it seems that the environment is kind of boring compared to Metroid Prime 1. But maybe it is just nostalgia. What are your thoughts?

If you agree, do you think they did a better job in Prime 3? I'll play that next.


and I can see where it got it's reputation for being one of the best single player FPS campaigns. Especially since the last FPS campaign I played was Wolfenstein (2009).

What I liked about it was it's length, this can be beaten in a day if you wanted to, or if you like taking your time, about 1-4 play sessions. The gun variety was good, the gameplay variety and scenarios was fantastic. I also liked how at times the game turned into a platformer.

That being said, this isn't a game I feel inclined to play again. For the $5 I spent on it, the game is fantastic, but I've defiantly played better shooter campaigns (looking at you Splatoons 1-3), and better FPS campaigns (Wolfenstein: The New Order). This is a solid B tier game, or if this was the 90's and early 2000's, a solid rental recommendation.

With that said, I can only advise the PC version if you plan to go online. If you are playing signal player you might want to get the PS4 or XBONE versions since Origin/EA App is needed to run even the signal player campaign. It's annoying and has been an issues for those with Steam Decks apparently.

Solid Recommendation from me, but get the console versions first if you have that as an option and don't care for Online. Or get it on Steam for like $3-$6 like it was in the last steam sale.


Since it is an optional one ("just" guarding a Stray Bead) you can ignore him and still enjoy the entire story without missing out on anything, but the little completionist in me just HAS to beat him every time.

In the Switch version you can record and replay the clip, then solve the "puzzle" ingame as long as you don't let go of the brush button for the entire time (otherwise it's an automatic fail). The PSII version does not offer this workaround, and after a couple dozen tries I got so impatient that I grabbed an erasable marker and drew the lines between the dots on the TV screen. Still took me three more tries to actually beat him.

I don't doubt that there are some people who didn't have any problems with Blockhead at all, but I'm curious about possible other workarounds. So, how did you do it?

submitted 1 month ago by M500@lemmy.ml to c/patientgamers@lemmy.ml

I think the ammo for the beam weapons is a bit stressful. I just got them and am wondering if using an infinite ammo cheat will ruin the experience or if it will make the game more enjoyable.

Maybe I will get ammo upgrades and it won’t matter.

What is your opinion on the matter? I don’t mind being stressed if it makes the game more fun overall.


Hey folks, just checking in to see what everyone is playing this week! Did you find a hidden gem or are you jamming on a classic? Let us know what you're playing and what you think of it.


Hey folks, what is everyone playing this week? Are you trying something new or returning to a previously played game or genre? How are you liking what you're currently playing?

submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by the16bitgamer@lemmy.world to c/patientgamers@lemmy.ml

It's been over 10 years since the release of the Xbox One. I've had no need to buying one since I had a PC, and a Switch. Ever since they made the Xbox One S, I've kind of been looking it for the Rare Replay Collection. Since it's $10 Conkers Bad Furday and every other great Rare game. But I can't find it in myself to pad out it's library enough to justify buying an whole console. And buying hardware just to play one game doesn't sit well with me.

Here's how I've been handing my games thus far.

  • PC - for Multiplayer and cross platform games from this generation, since I refuse to pay for PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold

  • PS4 - for Sony exclusives & games better played on consoles, i.e. Assassin's Creed and Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

  • Switch - for indi games and exclusives

Outside of Halo and Forza (which I was thinking of looking into), are there any other games exclusive too, or better on Xbox which might be missing.

submitted 1 month ago by M500@lemmy.ml to c/patientgamers@lemmy.ml

I decided to play through some of the 3d Zelda games as it’s been years and years.

First, I played through majoras mask as I have not played that since I was a kid when I last played it. I didn’t like it then and I absolutely hated it this time, too. I actually just stopped playing once I got to the moon.

After that I played, ocarina of time. I spent countless hours with this game as a kid and I enjoyed playing it again. I how much I remembered from this game. It’s pretty great and I think it holds up today. I played the ship of harkinian version of it.

I played a bit of link between worlds, the 3ds one and it was OK, but I found some of the puzzles to be a bit too confusing and I got a little frustrated with it once I made it to the dark world. I don’t plan to finish that game. I loved link to the past, but this one was just OK to me.

Before I decided to play these games again, I started with twilight princess. I got past the first temple and made it to kakiriko village. I got busy and put it down, I may pick it back up, but I’m in no rush.

The real reason I wanted to write is… Wind Waker! This game is amazing! I’ve played it on GameCube and the HD version. I forgot how much charm this game has. I used to say that OOT was the best, but I’ve completely flipped. I think WindWaker is the best of the Zelda games.

I’m not including botw and totk in this as they are a much different game. I love those games, but they are hard to compare to classic Zelda due to their differences.

submitted 2 months ago by Pluto@hexbear.net to c/patientgamers@lemmy.ml

cross-posted from: https://hexbear.net/post/757879

Video is 7:25 minutes long. Check it out.

Does anyone plan to get Assassin's Creed Mirage as well? Anyone else a fan of Assassin's Creed like I am?

submitted 2 months ago by Pluto@hexbear.net to c/patientgamers@lemmy.ml

cross-posted from: https://hexbear.net/post/742398


Anyway, do you agree?


Dear patient lemmings, I am in need of your help. I'm searching for games that have some GOD DAAMN OSTs and come with a great story or/and gameplay.

Games that tick these requirements for me:

  • Danganronpa 1/2/V3 + Ultra Despair Girls (most recently finished)
  • Persona 4/5 (waiting for Persona 3 remaster)
  • NFS Most Wanted (2005, 2012), Carbon, ProStreet
  • Doom 2016, Eternal
  • Test Drive Unlimited 2
  • Life is Strange
  • Ace Combat 7
  • Omori
Witcher 3 (sopuli.xyz)
submitted 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) by cabbagee@sopuli.xyz to c/patientgamers@lemmy.ml

Just finished Witcher 3 and got the bad ending. Properly traumatized.

Edit: As far as I can understand, the 3 places I went wrong were: Telling Ciri she doesn't have to be good at everything, joining as backup with the mage meeting, and not trashing the lab (I thought the necklace scene was sweet).


Finally getting around to checking out Fallout 4. I played it through without the DLC a while back but I think it’s about time I get down to it on my list and play through the DLCs. I wanted to do it on the survival difficulty or one of the harder ones at least. That led to me checking out the achievements. I don’t keep up with newer games but I didn’t realize achievements have gotten quite this bad. Most of the achievements are ones you get from the story itself, no challenge there. Then I found out there is no achievement for higher difficulties. I enjoy a challenge, it’s why I go back and play games that I enjoy. And I know it’s a reward in and of itself to beat it, but it feels less validating to not have an achievement. Especially in an open world game where people will want to experience more of it.

It’s not even that games have gotten easier per se, but more than they don’t reward playing on harder difficulties and skimp on challenges like achievements. I like harder difficulty because it encourages me to engage with every system I can. So what gives? Is this just me or has everyone else noticed how phoned in most achievements and difficulty options are these days?

submitted 3 months ago by M500@lemmy.ml to c/patientgamers@lemmy.ml

I played this game as a kid when it released and remembered not liking it very much. I remembered almost nothing about it. I didn’t remember a single boss fight or temple, like it was really wiped from my mind.

I wanted to play through it again because people always talk about how they love this game, but I found it really lacking and annoying at times.

Having to redo things each time you resets time made the game feel more like a chore. I understand that your going back in time, but it did not make for good gameplay.

I made it to the moon, but I’m burnt out at this point and a little under powered. I did not do any of the side quests as having to redo a bunch of stuff sounds terrible. I don’t want to get 3/4th through a side quest only to have to reset time.

Before resetting, I have to deposit money, then reset, then stock up my items again, and redo all the things I need to do to get back to where I was.

I have to admit that it is really original and a cool concept, but it does not work in practice.

I still put oot and wind Waker at the top of the 3d Zelda’s. (Not counting the switch games)

At this point, I’ll boot up oot and play through that again. I vividly remember child links part of the game and a decent amount of adult link. After that, I’ll try the master quest. I remember that being difficult and I never completed it when I was a kid.

submitted 3 months ago by wahming@monyet.cc to c/patientgamers@lemmy.ml
submitted 3 months ago by Pluto@hexbear.net to c/patientgamers@lemmy.ml

cross-posted from: https://hexbear.net/post/406160


submitted 3 months ago by Pluto@hexbear.net to c/patientgamers@lemmy.ml

cross-posted from: https://hexbear.net/post/406017

Eh, looks too much like Dork Souls.

But better, at least.

I guess we'll be playing this now that it's gone.

submitted 3 months ago by Pluto@hexbear.net to c/patientgamers@lemmy.ml

cross-posted from: https://hexbear.net/post/406004


submitted 3 months ago by Pluto@hexbear.net to c/patientgamers@lemmy.ml

cross-posted from: https://hexbear.net/post/405888

Watch, ig

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