r/gaming Jul 07 '21

What are you playing Wednesday! Weekly Play Thread

What game's got your attention this week? What's great about it? What sucks? Tell us all about it!

This thread is posted weekly on Wednesdays (adjustments made as needed).

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u/NiD2103 Jul 07 '21

I’m back at playing RDR2 for my second playthrough… gosh i love this game so much

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u/Admirable-Pepper-641 Jul 08 '21

Read this as R2-D2 and thought there was a an R2 game I didn’t know about

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u/davidoff-sensei Jul 08 '21

I want to replay it but I kinda want to wait for a ps5 upgrade.

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u/NiD2103 Jul 08 '21

did they said anything about an upgrade?

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u/davidoff-sensei Jul 08 '21

Nope don’t think there’s been any news on one.

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u/matthijsv Jul 07 '21

Just started playing Sleeping Dogs after hearing such good things about it. I know I'm late but better late than never I guess

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u/idvize Jul 07 '21

Fantastic game!

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u/fearthewiener Jul 09 '21

One of my favorites and I'll always be disappointed a sequel never came out

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u/Reyeorts Jul 07 '21

Resident Evil: Village.

Best game I’ve played since Metro Exodus. I just can’t put it away. What a horrifying yet beautiful universe.

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u/HotBoyFF Jul 08 '21

How is Metro Exodus?

I’m currently playing RE: Village and just bought Metro Exodus during the summer sale, heard good things but don’t know much about it

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u/Reyeorts Jul 08 '21

Immersion like nothing I’ve ever tried before. It sucks you in. The new Enhanced Editon is just stunning. I can’t say enough good things about it, so you have something to look forward to, my friend.

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u/Frankypeppers Jul 07 '21

Been playing a good bit of Project Reality BF2.

Project Reality is pretty great as you can consider it a free to play ArmA, only that its running on what is an older BF engine. Being able to coordinate with your squad and team whether your clearing out insurgents or rival powers, its a niche community that has some great moments.

The parts that suck are usually the fact that its rather old. BF2 itself came out in 2005, and the graphics show that. Along with it being a niche community you may not find full servers often and they can usually have high ping. The game does have its limitations as it is on BF2s engine, and can have the usually bugginess that comes with that.

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u/Coreeeeee Jul 07 '21

As someone who has enjoyed bf2 and bf2142 is there a way to still enjoy those titles through project reality? Haven't been able to play them in a while and could use some nostalgia.

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u/Frankypeppers Jul 08 '21

Project Reality is completely free to get. Its more like a free SQUAD, but its using BF2s engine. So far I know there is modern maps, vietnam maps, and I think WWII maps.

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u/reflectionwavy Jul 07 '21 edited Jul 09 '21

I'm finally able to play Fable 2 on my PC thanks to Xcloud, after a decade of waiting as I'm a big fan of the first one (did not like Fable 3 that much tho). I like it, it's got its charm, only negative thing I could say is that this game is wayy too easy, but hey, it's an "old" game now, I'm not gonna complain about it.

I'm also playing Enderal, a Skyrim mod downloadable on Steam which is excellent in my opinion, even better than Skyrim.

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u/Usedpaintbrush Jul 08 '21

Fable is/was such a great franchise. It’s been so long since I played any of them, pretty sure the second one was also my favorite

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u/reflectionwavy Jul 09 '21

Hope we'll be well fed with Fable 4!

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u/Madjanniesdetected Jul 07 '21

Grabbed Far Cry 5 on steam sale for $9, decided to give it another go. Beat it on my friend's playstation but had to revisit it on the 3080 in 144hz.

Not disappointed. $9 well spent, its gorgeous. Keep your rifle by your side.

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u/RWBYrose69 Jul 07 '21

nioh 2 heard it was good

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u/mgalva22 Jul 08 '21

Ima play that soon. I think Nioh 1 is better from what I’ve heard

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u/therealpingspike Jul 07 '21

Infamous second son, just started playing it for the first time yesterday since it was free on PS+. Just need to finish it up and get the platinum.

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u/immortalangelmous Jul 07 '21

I remember that game. God damn back when I was still a kid living with my parents. I got the platinum trophy in that game in only like 3 days. Simpler times man

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u/therealpingspike Jul 08 '21

I just need to finish it on hard mode and I'll be done. I'm on my last far cry new dawn trophy and I'll be back at it.

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u/ZorkNemesis Switch Jul 07 '21

Picked up CrossCode on sale a couple weeks ago (it's back on sale again for a couple more days). Had no idea what I was getting in to, but was initially drawn in by the 16-bit style graphics. Someone also compared it to Chrono Trigger, but other than graphics that's not a good comparison. Something like Secret of Mana would be closer but still off the mark.

CrossCode is a 16-bit styled action adventure RPG, blending the three genres into an amazing experience. Smooth combat, challenging puzzles, plenty of content and a fantastic soundtrack to go along with it, plus an excellent storyline to boot. It was $14 on sale (still is) and normally retails for $20, but i'm past the 45 hour mark for playtime on my main file now, and about 40 of that was before the DLC epilogue chapter. Lots of helpful features too, the game has a solid level of challenge and a fair learning curve but also has plenty of accessibility options for people who get stuck (some of the late puzzles can be real mindbenders) or would rather just get the story.

My only real complaint about the game is the excessive platforming combined with the perspective. Sometimes it's difficult to judge elevations when jumping between cliffs and often the environments make you take massive roundabout paths to get to the objective where slipping makes you have to start over. Too many falls and having to run all the way back. Thankfully for the really long jumping bits there's often shortcuts you can open once you reach certain points, but some of those longer sections reminded me of the worst parts of games like Alundra or Landstalker.

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u/mgalva22 Jul 08 '21

I tired cross code. But i couldn’t figure out why I can’t beat the bosses. Like I legit can’t no matter how perfect I do the run. Boss is like up the ass hard and just quit. Wasn’t the type of game I thought it was to begin with

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u/ZorkNemesis Switch Jul 08 '21

A lot of them are puzzle bosses and you generally can't just dps rush them. Usually you have to find their weak point and hit it enough with the right element to stun them and get the actual damage in. Most of the time it's waiting for them to attack then hitting back while they prep their next move, or in some cases figuring out how to use the dungeon's main gimmick against them to open them up. The mining robot at the end of the mines for instance makes you throw the bombs it launches at you back at it to expose the weak spot.

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u/ArtyFishel Jul 07 '21

Maneater, swimming around as a shark terrorizing the deep and shallow Nom nom nom

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u/WrecK2o6 Jul 08 '21

I enjoyed Maneater. Fairly easy achievements too!

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u/ArtyFishel Jul 08 '21

Yup, too bad the skins for the different sets can't be disabled. I just unequipped them after completing. The 'bare' shark looks awesome as it is.

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u/take5b Jul 07 '21

Stardew Valley

Loving it! Normally don’t like this kind of thing, but taking my Switch and a cold drink into the air conditioning room has been my saving grace.

About to start year 2. My new year’s resolution is to give people presents on their birthdays and to start raising animals.

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u/yennefer_is_bae Jul 07 '21

replaying persona 5 royal in ng+. best game of all time

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u/popcorn-sand Switch Jul 07 '21

I’ve been playing cuphead, beat Cala Maria this mornging

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u/deceitfulninja Jul 08 '21

I know covid is responsible for the drought of good games but my God, if any good game would just come out it would instantly become so huge right now due to lack of competition.

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u/[deleted] Jul 07 '21

I’m playing It Takes Two. I wasn’t sure I’d be that into it, but man this game is great. It’s beautiful, funny, and I love the cooperative aspect.

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u/OnyxsWorkshop Jul 07 '21

Damn I just came here to say it. It runs like a dream. My bf’s laptop is worse than a base Xbox One and he can run it on max settings at a consistent 120 fps.

We are the world’s biggest fans of the game. The devs and composers are just such wonderful people, you can tell they are having such a wonderful time. Or at least, so they’ve told me.

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u/dbowm086 Jul 07 '21

I've been playing through the yakuza games for the first time. I was able to try yakuza 0 during a game pass promotion and i fell in love with the series. I ended up buying yakuza 1-6 during a sale for like $60. I'm currently playing yakuza kiwami 2.

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u/TitaniumDragon Jul 07 '21

I am on the last three optional post game bosses of Kingdom Hearts 3's DLC. Zion is who I am at specifically, and she is quite obnoxious and also shows many of the flaws with KH3's mechanics, like items getting cancelled during their animations and juggling of the player. I will beat her, but I won't be happy about it.

Really probably never should have bothered with KH3 in general; it isn't very good.

I will be starting DIRT Rally 2.0, the Ori sequel, and The Outer Wilds after I beat KH3.

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u/immortalangelmous Jul 07 '21

How do you like KH2 endgame bosses like data org? Did you ever play them on level 1? 😮

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u/TitaniumDragon Jul 08 '21

Never did them. I played the original versions of KH1 and 2, never replayed them.

I've beaten Xion and Xehanort (Xehanort was quite easy) and am dealing with Yorozoa now. I actually killed him once... but he'd stolen my Kupo Coin and came back to life and killed me. :|

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u/LegacyR6 Jul 07 '21

Post Scriptum and Zero Hour and Rainbow Six 3

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u/royalpeenpeen Jul 07 '21

Rift Apart. Awesome game.

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u/PMda2nd Jul 07 '21

Tactics Ogre, never played but love Final Fantasy Tactics Figured I give it a try

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u/MightBeWombats Jul 08 '21

If you havent played ogre battle: person of lordly caliber, it's amazing!

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u/PMda2nd Jul 24 '21

Thanks for the recommendation

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u/GordoHeartsSnake Jul 07 '21

Assassins creed black flag and outer worlds on SeX

God of War 2018 on ps4

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u/Epicgamer_JJoel Jul 07 '21

I’m playing through halo Master chief collection because halo infinite is coming out soon

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u/Warpmind Jul 07 '21

Just got MMORPG Tycoon 2. It’s in Early Access, so very much unfinished as yet… but it’s looking promising. Basically, you make and operate your own MMORPG, with a fairly realistic level of detail - though the degree of complexity is limited, within reason. There are still some features missing, like puzzle locations and dungeons, so it’s probably going to be worth waiting for a later build… but then again, getting familiar with class and monster designing now won’t hurt, either.

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u/HyperPunch Jul 07 '21

The Outer Worlds.

Gives me heavy Fallout/Skyrim vibes (for obvious reasons), but with more of a sci-fi flair. I love sci-fi much more then post apocalypse, so I’m enjoying it much more then fallout.

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u/vhdvfvvgfasscv Jul 07 '21

I loved playing it but the small maps made it so much more worse. I wish they did a one big map rather than bunch of small ones.

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u/GordoHeartsSnake Jul 07 '21

I kinda appreciate the small maps. It makes it feel less daunting.

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u/HyperPunch Jul 07 '21

That’s fair. But like said below it makes it feel less daunting. Also easier for me to complete one map and all the missions before moving on. Which is a big deal to me. I’m kind of a completionist before moving on.

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u/Lingvo999 Jul 07 '21

The Witcher 3

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u/mark-calvin Jul 07 '21

Currently playing a third play through but this time on the switch. It’s definitely a great game!

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u/Lingvo999 Jul 07 '21

Currently playing a third play through but this time on the switch. It’s definitely a great game!

I agree. When my parents bought me a new PC, I could not complete the games because they quickly bored me XD

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u/twili-midna Jul 07 '21

Games I’m playing: Monster Sanctuary, Disgaea 6, Kingdom Hearts

What’s great: Monster Sanctuary is a neat Metroidvania/Monster Collection RPG fusion with 101 monsters and a ton of build variety. I beat it yesterday, but now I’m going for 100%. Disgaea 6 is a SRPG focused on ridiculously huge numbers for stats and damage. Kingdom Hearts is Kingdom Hearts.

What sucks: Monster Sanctuary has massive difficulty spikes that require complete overhauls of teams, which is part of the reason why I’m going for 100%. Disgaea 6 is, so far, entirely inferior to Disgaea 5. Kingdom Hearts is fun, but the DualShock sucks ass. Luckily I’m getting a replacement with a proper layout today, so I’ll be able to play more comfortably.

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u/mmaisfixed Jul 07 '21

Trying to play destiny 2 for two hrs getting booted every five minutes

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u/IceMaiden2 Jul 07 '21

Game I'm playing: Conan Exiles: Isle of Siptah (Xbox), Summer in Mara (Xbox), Hokko Life (PC).

What's great about them: Conan gives you so much freedom and the leveling system makes a lot of sense to the rate you unlock stuff. I've really been enjoying it although it hasn't quite scratched the itch I have to play Ark again (but don't want to do that solo).

Summer in Mara, I've only just started so haven't got a good grasp of it yet, but so far it's a nice little game. Crafting, cooking, gathering, and farming all seem pretty straightforward.

Hokko Life: Basically an Animal Crossing clone and it's sooo cute. This game is beautiful and the characters are all adorable.

What sucks about them:

Conan: Having to go fight World Bosses to open loot chests in the dungeons (and not knowning this before I did the dungeon!).

Summer in Mara: The game is so bright and colorful that it makes my eyes hurt after a while.

Hokko Life: The game doesn't teach you how to do anything and you have to figure it out yourself. This gets pretty frustrating, especially when you're standing next to a tree with an axe in your hand but can't chop it down.

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u/TheReviewsBrothers Jul 07 '21

Just started Halo Wars on 360. Going though my collection alphabetically. Just finished Halo 1-4 and to be honest. Wasn’t that impressed. Halo wars seems alright so far. Only on the third mission though.

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u/Snoo61755 Jul 07 '21

Stardew Valley again.

Decided to throw in mods and install Stardew Valley Expanded. I like the subtle changes to JoJa - in the base game, they were portrayed as the evil company trying to run local farmers out of business by undercutting them, but didn’t actually make anything cheaper for the player. With the mod, JoJa actually becomes cheaper to buy, which is more in-line with the idea of undercutting the locals, and you feel just a little dirty buying from them — plus, custom NPCs who work for JoJa that you can interact with and befriend adds a new side to them.

The only catch is coop; the mod runs even in a coop session, but crashes the host if you run into a bit they can’t access. Also, I don’t want to get rid of it because there’s a warning that my saves might rely on the mod to maintain themselves. Oh well.

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u/Umiva Jul 07 '21

mhgu, been on a massive mh binge for the past couple of months

absolutely love the grinding, the difficult gameplay, the rewarding feeling of beating down the monster that was previously using you as a toothpick

cons are the skyscraper hitboxes, dated mechanics and controls, and repetitiveness of certain quests

oh, and FUCK shogun ceanataur

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u/the_pandaproject PC Jul 07 '21 edited Jul 07 '21

I'm going to replay Persona 4 Golden, found it by one of the YouTuber/streamer's recommendation. I love everything about it; honestly it's one of the best games I've ever played in my life. Only thing that I didn't like was some disturbing scenes which didn't appeal to me but thankfully they're pretty uncommon.

Other than that, whether it's combat or daily life elements, Persona 4 Golden is really a golden game. It's cheap and has around 100 hours of content in single run. I definitely recommend it!

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u/vhdvfvvgfasscv Jul 07 '21

Yeah with japanese games, your going to have to live with some fan service. I don't really mind it tough.

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u/the_pandaproject PC Jul 07 '21

I wasn't really into Anime and Japanese stuff in the first place, maybe that's the reason why I didn't liked them that much, but it somehow fits into the game. I sounded way more disturbed than I was irl in my comment.

Also thanks to the game I've decided to watch it's anime (not golden animation, the OG one) and it was definitely worth it, it made me appreciate the quality of the writing and characters even more.

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u/pog_soup Jul 07 '21

Frog simulator

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u/imbouttawrench Jul 07 '21

Watch dogs 1 for the 3rd time

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u/GooseOrNot Jul 07 '21

Gonna be playing Sekiro and some CS ahaha

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u/Larielia Switch Jul 07 '21

I've been playing Trials of Mana (Switch).

The remake looks really nice. My characters in this file (so far) are Duran and Kevin.

Not being able to leave an area until I fight the enemies can be annoying. Especially if I need to travel somewhere.

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u/stovonmorks Jul 07 '21

Today I started playing Disco Elysium: The Final Cut on PS5. Very unique and seems worthy of the hype and critical acclaim. It’s a perfect game for playing on a rainy day like today.

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u/oarngebean PlayStation Jul 07 '21

Just cause 3 and also currently working on a village of shadows run on resident evil 8. Boy is it hard

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u/Arcfaulting Jul 07 '21

Anthem. Yes i know it didnt do well at all, but damn its probably the best Iron Man simulator ive played.

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u/Rbarber4141 PlayStation Jul 07 '21

I'm playing Borderlands 3 for the first time and was stuck on Killavolt for like 2 hours and then finally re-speced my guy and got Killavolt down to about 15% health and he disappeared off the screen.

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u/RatedRPG-YT Jul 07 '21

Greedfall Gold Edition Yall

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u/Trench-Coat_Squirrel Jul 07 '21

Jumping between Tony Hawk 1+2 and Miitopia. Miitopia is just cute fun to help relax.

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u/Mr_Toofers Jul 07 '21

Finally got a PS5 a week ago. Been great playing resident evil 8 on it, and I've fallen in love with Astros Playroom. I'm not much of a platformer player but this is amazing.

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u/The_Godless_Iowan Jul 07 '21

I'll be playing "What remains of Edith Finch" tonight. I've also been playing through bloodborne as of late. It's my first time playing a From software game and so I'm taking it fairly slowly.

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u/Sosaboy Jul 07 '21

just beat A hat in time today! gonna start Yakuza like a Dragon

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u/davidoff-sensei Jul 08 '21

Oh man yakuza like a dragon ended up being one of my fav games of all time. I had never played a yakuza game before … it’s really really good. Enjoy!

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u/CZS1985 Jul 07 '21

I am playing resident evil 2 remastered!!

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u/Exotic-Cranberry3844 Jul 07 '21

Elite dangerous, cool but unforgiving space sim

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u/ShinjiTakeyama D20 Jul 07 '21

Assassin's Creed Origins

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u/Abject_Offer6081 Jul 07 '21

my xbox arrives tomorrow so nothing yet lol

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u/VictusFrey Jul 07 '21

Sleeping Dogs. I figured I get this out of the way before I finally make my way through the Yakuza series.

I'm also alternating between The Forest and Subnautica. I want to stick to one but they're both really good. I love the base building in The Forest and the story in Subnautica is really interesting even though I'm not a huge fan of ocean survival.

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u/AlienAardvark Jul 07 '21

Survivalists - switch. Can't seem to put it down.. Becoming a problem.

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u/immortalangelmous Jul 07 '21

Guilty Gear Strive.

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u/Robobvious Jul 08 '21

I’m playing smoke weed on your porch simulator, and I’m going for the high score!

Oh, and Golf Story.

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u/DesignatedDiverr Jul 08 '21

Black desert seasonal and art of rally to wind down

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u/Gluecost Jul 08 '21

Legend of mana remaster on Ps4!

Good ole nostalgia trip

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u/ChronicOption98-OG Jul 08 '21

Chivalry 2 has grabbed my attention for the last month or so! I also frequent a Killer on DBD

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u/Champion-raven Jul 08 '21

Pokémon Rumble because yes

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u/bradygoeskel Jul 08 '21

Wednesday night is game night with a couple co workers! We chipped away at more Resident Evil Village this evening

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u/suarezian Jul 08 '21

I haven't placed and Assassin's Creed game. Which one should I start with and in what order?

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u/DavidZsAlmasi Jul 08 '21

I am playing piano and drumset games in VimWell.

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u/Pix3lB0y PC Jul 08 '21

Creating a 2nd Playthrough in Fallout New Vegas, planning on making a Soldier Build. Just bought it a few weeks ago actually.

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u/Real_Totoro_ PlayStation Jul 08 '21

I've been playing Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix. Doing a LV1 run and those who've done it know that the first time you attempt it you're going to die over and over and over again.

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u/Liamdyo353 Jul 08 '21

I’m playing remnant from the ashes a souls like third person shooter it’s not a smooth ride it has scaling so enemies are stronger than you but it offers a nice challenge

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u/Guerr0 Jul 08 '21

Im about to get nier automata delivered and hopefully it's good. Been playing a lot of warzone with some friends, but I need some time away from multiplayer xD

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u/WrecK2o6 Jul 08 '21

Late but started Biomutant. If you love reading tips and listening to narrated subtitles, this might be the game for you!

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u/JJLaVigne Jul 08 '21

gridiron rocks

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u/Key_Programmer9783 Jul 08 '21

Super smash bros

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u/ilikespookystories Jul 08 '21

Hi guys. Im hoping it's okay to ask games here that we can't recall the title. So I've played this in my childhood. It's most likely a star wars game iirc.

So the main thing I rmemeber is that im riding on this floating vehicle then i shoot enemies on a grassy/sand field, there's a map on the hud where you can see the enemy location. That's all i can remember. But i recall it being so fun and i played it with my siblings. It didn't require Internet connection.

This is maybe in early 2000s. I really want to play it with them again but can't recall the game title. If anyone is familiar with this that would really help me out! Thank you!

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u/Sphik Jul 08 '21

Star wars battlefront 1 or 2?

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u/ilikespookystories Jul 08 '21

Upon researching (i havent seen any star wars movie) apparently all star wars games have floating vehicles that shoot lasers lmao. So this is gonna be a hard one to find considering there's like a thousand star wars game.

I looked up your comment but they aren't it. Too advanced graphics, the one i played back then was still a bit pixelated. Maybe early 2000s/late 90s .

Thank you for the input!

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u/Ophelia19 Jul 08 '21

Detroit: Becoming Human.

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u/Recent_Tap2742 Jul 08 '21

I’m playing through ratchet and clank again trying to 100% it before I buy the new one

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u/DashSatan Jul 08 '21

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this, or if it’s been asked to death (I’m sure it has). I’m really interested in playing Final Fantasy. I know NOTHING about it at all. Was wondering if the VII Remake is a good place to start? I’ll preface by saying I can’t get into turn based games, so I think some of the older ones are out for me.

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u/pumpkinandbananas Jul 08 '21

After like waiting for a compatible system for years... I'm playing GTA V for the first time and man that game is beautiful. Just amazing. Worth it.

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u/mgalva22 Jul 08 '21

Gravity rush

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u/SK8RMONKEY Jul 08 '21

Currently playing through bug fables on game pass. Excited to see where it goes, gives me serious paper mario vibes without inherently ripping anything off as there are a few original things about it. Not super far in but I'm excited to see what happens

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u/31ry32 Jul 08 '21

For anyone who has played, A Plague’s Tale Innocence, how is it? Honestly I’m not too much of a stealth game person but the story looks interesting and it’s free on PS+

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u/Dramatic-Homework-31 Jul 08 '21

Rdr2 for the first time loving it so far

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u/WillTrade4Food Jul 09 '21

Omori is fucking awesome. More of an emotional beatdown than even Undertale. 10/10, please give this game some love.