r/gaming Oct 20 '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).

48 Upvotes

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u/petnarwhal Oct 20 '21

Im playing last of us 2, im not really someone who plays a lot of games but based on what i saw on reddit i thought this game and the story would suck. I love the game so far though and find the story is intriguing so far. (Let’s just say i just start playing with..Another character so i feel like im halfway or even futher into the game?) Maybe i will wait till the end but so far i really dont get all why it would get so much hate. Game looks amazing and combat is great. I haven’t really looked into why so many redditors dislike the game but at this point i’m afraid of even looking it up, might spoil the fun im having.

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u/HotBizkit Oct 21 '21

This game is incredible. I too came in with apprehensions because of reading stuff about it. Ended up being one of my favorite PS4 games.

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u/Yerison109 Oct 22 '21

I just finished playing this game and really loved it. I actually even like the second part more than the first .

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u/Large_Contribution20 Oct 20 '21

Total War Warhammer 2

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u/Jclarkent Oct 21 '21

What race are you playing?

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u/IrishUpstart Oct 20 '21

Sleeping Dogs DE! I'm having such a blast playing this. Better later than never!

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u/TheLonelyWolfkin Oct 20 '21

Amazing game. Such a shame it didn't get a sequel.

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u/AdministrationFast99 Oct 20 '21

I'm playing Skyrim but I've spent 50% you of the day modding because my game was broken and I had to restart

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u/TheLegitMind Console Oct 21 '21

What platform and what mods you been downloading?

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u/AdministrationFast99 Oct 21 '21

I'm playing on PC and I'm using a lotta mods but I've nearly fixed it

18

u/Accomplished-Soil867 Oct 20 '21

Just bought Red Dead Redemption 2 as it was 50% off. Ready to go hours deep in to this beautiful game!

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u/RadioactiveG Oct 20 '21

You're so lucky for experiencing it for the first time 😍

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u/OrneryAfternoon9 Oct 20 '21

50 off where?

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u/Accomplished-Soil867 Oct 20 '21

PlayStation store

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u/amatircrew Oct 20 '21

Just finished Spiritfarer (all spirits), feel empty after

Then played and finished the newly release Teacup, a wholesome game about a frog seeking tea for her tea party.

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u/take5b Oct 20 '21

Spiritfare is quite lovely. I found out about it from the documentary made by The Escapist.

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u/Maverick8787 Oct 20 '21

God I love that game. I started a second playthrough

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u/MrKratek Oct 20 '21

Still addicted to WoW, going to give the poe league a try on Friday although it seems disappointing

It's great cause I keep getting hate mails when I kill people and take their gear, it sucks that on my healer m10 gear might be better than pvp gear and I hate pve

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u/Milk_Drinker_69420 Oct 21 '21

Poor soul

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u/MrKratek Oct 21 '21

Meh they buffed minion nodes some more and the league does seem interesting so I'll just give WoW a break

A short one.

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u/take5b Oct 20 '21

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

I'm done exploring Game Pass and playing a bunch of smaller games and trying different things, it was fun but I'm in the mood to lazyly replay a dumb Ubi map game. I played Odyssey on a PS4 that I've sold and last night I finished upgrading my PC so I want to just look at pretty graphics and trees and whatever.

I am hankering for a Sekiro replay- that was also on PS4 but I want to try it on PC. Unfortunately that's still full price right now so I'll wait for a discount.

At this point I'm just killing gaming time until Elden Ring.

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u/[deleted] Oct 21 '21

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u/take5b Oct 21 '21

It’s a relaxing time-waster for me. I mean, there is a lot about Odyssey I really dislike as a longtime hardcore AC fan, but the act of completing quests and clearing location objectives is satisfying. It’s like smoking mediocre pot or drinking lite beer- it ain’t bad, but I know I could be doing something better with my time.

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u/leducvu91 PC Oct 20 '21

I bought FC5 from sale few weeks ago. I gave it about 3-4 hours but I could not find back the feeling when I played FC3 anymore. I feel empty and did not have motivation to play. FC5 it's beautiful with it's environment. But other than that, I'm not impressed with other aspects. I don't know if anybody feel the same?

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u/petnarwhal Oct 20 '21

I picked it up on a sale a while ago, it’s fun but a bit shallow and repetitive imo. I did find the setting to be refreshing tbh, after all the standard stereotypical russian or asian enemies seeing these cultists was a nice change and the parallels with real life sure are interesting

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u/Drawde123 Oct 20 '21

I bought God of War 2018 a month ago and yesterday I finally came to playing it for one and a half hour or so.

I was literally on the edge of my seat the whole time and caught myself shouting at the screen. Jesus, Kratos should take a chill pill sometime. Loving it, so will probably play some more in the spare hours I have left. I read that the campaign is long, so looking forward to that!

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u/petnarwhal Oct 20 '21

I actually thought the campaign was shorter than i expected. But there is enough content to keep the game interesting. Fantastic game

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u/notthatkindoforc1121 Oct 21 '21

I felt like an idiot at the end. I literally thought I was finishing like, "Chapter 1"

Naw game ended

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u/Jclarkent Oct 21 '21

The beginning of that game is so good. Fortunately, it stays very good all the way throughout.

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u/AdasRedDress Oct 20 '21

Nioh 2. Been wanting to play through it for a long time but the first one left a bad taste in my mouth. 2 is surprisingly better than 1. You can actually fight without getting randomly 1 shot in Nioh 2. Bosses seem challenging but fair, unlike the first game, and you’re not required to min/max your build every other mission just to take more than 2 hits. Enjoying it a lot so far. Only thing I still don’t really like is the way the Yokai mechanics work. Them having basically infinite stamina and only allowing for 1 break which you can proc way too early because you hit them at a specific angle on complete accident is a little annoying.

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u/Jclarkent Oct 21 '21

Once you get up in the highest difficulties, it becomes the opposite, and humans are way harder than Yokai. Glad you’re enjoying it!

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u/Ness_Stan Console Oct 20 '21

Bloons TD 6 because of Altrive. I've finished all the Spirits in Smash so I need something else to do

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u/throwmeaway322zzz Oct 21 '21

3+ year player here, enjoy your crack

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u/RubenWeiss Oct 21 '21

This is all too true

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u/TrueSaiyanGod Oct 20 '21

Dantes Inferno

A cool God Of War clone. Although not nearly as fun

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u/Skydude252 Oct 20 '21

I did enjoy that game, though I feel like they stopped caring as much after the lust level.

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u/IronMonkey18 Oct 20 '21

I really liked that game. I wish it would have gotten a sequel.

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u/Leeseeyy Oct 20 '21

Mass effect 2, Just thought id revist a old favourite!

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u/Vidimivici Oct 20 '21

Just played more Hades this week. There is a more obvious progression curve here than in other roguelikes I'm familiar with that gives it the feel of a linear game but the gameplay variety of a roguelike. I had a run last night where I tried the rail for the first time, gave its special a larger AOE, damage buffs, and damage buffs proc on kill and figured I was OP and died in roughly the same spot as the previous run with a completely different setup.

I'm really enjoying my time with this game but I need to spend some more time with it to decide if its my favorite in the genre. Usually there are one or two things that trip me up with games in this genre that keep them from being a 10/10 and I haven't found that thing yet in Hades.

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u/shookiemonster213 Oct 21 '21

any other roguelikes you’d suggest? Hades was my first and while I enjoyed it I’d like to give others a try

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u/Jclarkent Oct 21 '21

If you have a PS5, I loved Returnal. It’s not as replayable as something like Hades, but the experience was phenomenal.

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u/Vidimivici Oct 21 '21

Slay the Spire would be the easiest to suggest as long as you don't mind turn based combat.

I like Binding of Isaac, Neon Chrome, and Enter the Gungeon but they have different strengths.

Spelunky is also a fun game if you were worried that you didn't die enough in Hades.

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u/TrueFeyQueen Oct 21 '21

I'm not huge into roguelikes but there are 2 that I REALLY like: Hades and Sword of Ditto.

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u/Vidimivici Oct 21 '21

I've been meaning to try Sword of Ditto. Iyo, what makes it really good?

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u/TrueFeyQueen Oct 21 '21

It's got a really welcoming vibe to it. Cute Art style and likeable characters. Death doesnt seen as disappointing. It still is but there isnt any harsh "YOU DIED" bold letters pop up, with harsh music and then fade to black or anything. Whenever you die you keep the gold in your next run. You can go back to town duing a run. And I like how they frame the repeated runs: when you die your next run is a descendant or reincarnation (I cant remember exactly which) of the previous character. You can also unlock different characters/skins.

I like cutesy games and dont like super hard core games so thia was a nice introdudtion to the roguelike genre.

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u/Snoo61755 Oct 21 '21

I know many of various levels of fame and quality.

Rogue Legacy is a classic at this point. 2D platforming/action, each time you die, your ‘child’ takes over, and each new generation can have certain quirks.

One Way Heroics+. Highly unknown game - Pseudo-turn based, think Pokemon Mystery Dungeon style, where you’re told you have to kill the Demon Lord while fleeing the Darkness (aka the encroaching left side of the screen). What they don’t say is there’s many additional win conditions, some many times harder than just the Demon Lord.

Until You Fall - VR melee combat Roguelike, has you hacking and slashing in virtual reality, until inevitably you flub a block and get yourself killed.

Sunless Sea, a darker game about exploring an underground ocean filled with monsters and strange creatures in a dinky little boat. Pretty hardcore in many ways, but a tad grindy, and death can reset hours of progress.

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u/ironworkz Oct 20 '21

Palnts vs zombies, actually.

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u/Skydude252 Oct 20 '21

Just started Immortals: Fenyx Rising the other day. Definitely enjoying it so far, got the PS4 disc but using the free PS5 upgrade so I guess it looks a bit better.

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u/SourGapes Oct 21 '21

Diablo 2. About over it. The games endgame was too generic. A solid game but it's not worth sinking 100 hours into killing the same 3 bosses. The trading is predatory and the multi-player online is non beneficial.

Escape from Tarkov. Not much, a run or 2 a day. Games in a weird state in my own feelings, want to play but no urge to que up when in lobby.

The Cycle. Got 2 hrs into it, seemed nice couldn't play it all day due to servers so yeah.

Tibia. It's a MMO. Nobodies heard of it. Love it

Civ6 with the GF.

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u/TrueFeyQueen Oct 21 '21

I've been playing a lot of Maplestory and New World.

I just had to try New World and I have been loving it. I'm not very far but it is a lot of fun. I just really, REALLY wish it had mounts.

I started playing Maplestory again because I watched some Daboki videos on YouTube and then some Coppersan videos abd after going down that rabbithole started playing a Cadena. I love just mindlessly grinding in that game and seeing all the fun characters and monsters. I'm thinking if making my next character a Kinesis (the class I've really wanted to play but never did) or a Thunderbreaker. Thunderbreaker is easily one of my top 3 favorite classes (along with Demon Slayer and Kanna) but everytime I come back to the game after an extended hreak from it, I play a Thunderbreaker. I'm alsonexcited to try the Lara class. But Cadena has been plenty fun so far.

Other than those two I have been shiny hunting in Pokemon Shield.

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u/DickieGreenleaf84 Oct 20 '21

I reloaded Ghost Recon: Wildlands to play in ghost mode. Forgot I was playing it that way three hours in and died....oh well, I'll out it away again for a while.

Also finally got that damn SO/SA on the final Hitman 3 level.

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u/crowqueen Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

Fallout 76. No seriously. Just started it last night and actually quite enjoyed the slimmed down interface compared to Fallout 4. I love FO4 but there's a lot to keep track of at once and FO76 feels a bit less crazy big.

But I've only just started out, so I may be wrong.

ETA: also just set up my gaming laptop as a perma-rig in my living room. Was neglecting my PC games in favour of consoles but decided it was time to have a better place to play both with a keyboard/mouse and a proper controller.

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u/Skydude252 Oct 20 '21

76 is decent after the changes they made with Wastelanders. I’m debating whether to pick it up again to play the brotherhood of steel content.

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u/DK_win Oct 20 '21

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u/True_Train8749 Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

Phoenix Point on Xbox, it's a great turn based strategy but has a massive difficulty spike, I've had to restart the game because it was too hard even on rookie

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u/Peoplenobber89 Oct 20 '21

Disgaea 5 Complete and New World.

I love how Disgaea wants you to break the game and hit as high numbers as possible. And New World is just fun. Not rushing to 60 or anything, really taking my time with it and it's been a blast so far.

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u/smasherofscreens Xbox Oct 20 '21

Psychonauts 2. I had such a fun time with Psychonauts 1 so I’m psyched to play this.

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u/Ticklism Oct 22 '21

Enjoy it! I beat it a couple months ago and loveddd it

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u/Casharose Oct 20 '21

Far Cry 5. Just started today. Also it’s my first game in the series that I’ve ever played. Really fun game so far

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u/ImpossibleFarm9 Oct 20 '21

Metro Exodus carrying on my 2nd playthrough on the hard difficulty

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u/TheLambbread Oct 21 '21

Tried to play Necromunda: Hired Gun again, but couldn't get into it. Booting up some Watch_Dogs: Legion. I think it's incredibly immersive

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u/throwmeaway322zzz Oct 21 '21

Path of Exile.

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u/tajlor23 Oct 20 '21

The game i just cannot put down this week is NOITA. It's just beyond anything i have ever played before.

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u/jearley99 Oct 21 '21

Oh I had to put that game down all the time, but it just kept me crawling back

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u/tessdabest Oct 20 '21

Loving Destiny 2! I’ve been playing this season after a yearlong break. One activity away from the new title “Realmwalker” :)

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u/Jclarkent Oct 21 '21

I’m just trying to get enough bright dust for that sweet Dino armor.

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u/templeoftheancients Oct 20 '21

I'm still stumbling through Bloodborne. As of writing this, I've defeated the Blood-starved Beast after getting chased through Old Yharnam by automatic gunfire and I'm trying to get to the Grand Cathedral, much to the consternation of the locals.

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u/Jclarkent Oct 21 '21

Turn back at once!

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u/THE_LOUDEST_PENIS Oct 20 '21

Second playthrough of Bloodborne - streaming this every week because I'm playing it anyway, might as well talk into the void as I do.

Is this how streams are meant to go? Kill Darkbeast Paarl on first attempt. Kill Martyr "Jerkface" Logarius on the first attempt. Run straight down an elevator and die instantly.

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u/DepletedMitochondria Oct 20 '21

Finally caved and bought Fall Guys, decent game but the maps feel repetitive after a while

2

u/IronMonkey18 Oct 20 '21

Trigger Witch on Xbox. Cool little twin stick shooter inspired by The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past I found on sale the other day while scrolling through the Xbox store.

Overwatch. Need to grind some Halloween loot boxes to get that Brigette skin. I got luck and got the Rein skin with the free loot box you get when the event started. Those are the two skins I want.

Metroid Zero Mission. After beating Metroid Dread I wanted to play the older games. I’m actually enjoying it pretty much.

Also some Fallout 4 here and there.

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u/Vancilicious Oct 20 '21

Phoenix Point, I've been keeping up with it since the Kickstarter. Just bought it recently, so far I think I preferred xcom 2 but I think I'm barely scratching the surface.

Also playing Home Behind 2 and It Takes Two( highly recommended).

2

u/USSEALby2023 Oct 20 '21

Mainly GTA V on PS4 rn. Just got quite a bit of money from Lester's assassination investments, so I'm celebrating by going on a shooting spree against everything that moves in Los Santos.

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u/heiky11 Oct 21 '21

Doing recording on the Assassin’s Creed Origins side quest

2

u/TheLegitMind Console Oct 21 '21

Bought Sekiro recently and have had almost no time to play it because I've been given so much work these past 2 weeks, but from what I have played; Its not bad.

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u/Jclarkent Oct 21 '21

Sekiro might just have my favorite combat system in any game. Hesitation is defeat! Parry everything!

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u/Whyamifulloftrouble Oct 21 '21

I got rise of the tomb raider recently (my first violent game ever except playing cod mobile which i do rarely) i have to say it's amazing. It feels kinda repetitive but that's because I'm a noob lol so and the game difficulty is defaul - tomb raider

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u/DetectiveDeletus Oct 22 '21

Ultrakill and Hollow knight. I bought hollow knight i while ago and never beat it, so I’m replaying it. ultrakill is amazing

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u/HeyRogi Xbox Oct 21 '21

Animal crossing new leaf

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u/Milk_Drinker_69420 Oct 21 '21

I started playing watch dogs, in gneral its a good game, but the driving part... it sucks

1

u/Shakefoot Oct 20 '21

I bought the asmodee humble bundle and i am addicted to the digital version of Carcassonne at the moment.

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u/114619 Oct 20 '21

I bought factorio recently, i can now understand why it's nickname is cracktorio.

1

u/Kmnder Oct 20 '21

I have been playing Riftbreaker and that’s been loads of fun.

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u/take5b Oct 20 '21

I see it's on Game Pass so I'm going to check it out. I'm not into Diable et al though, so I hope I don't get overwhelmed by all the icons and menus.

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u/Kmnder Oct 20 '21

Its more base building and tower defense, you have menus for the mech, crafting, research, and where your base is located. The other bits are what type of buildings when you're not paused at the bottom. Don't forget to get the scanner and use that on your outings around planet.

1

u/truegaminggamer Oct 20 '21

Grime. It's fun but a pain to look up help for

1

u/Shadonic1 Oct 20 '21

Moviebattles 2

1

u/TheNorseStar713 Oct 20 '21

Been playing Dead By Daylight, Splitgate, Morrowind, and also just got back into Apex Legends after a several months hiatus!

1

u/starrstorm1 Oct 20 '21

Inscryption, and absolutely loving it! Perfect game for spooky season

1

u/Snoo61755 Oct 21 '21

Age of Empires 2.

I still suck at it, but chaotic skirmishes are fun. I started a new habit of playing 1v2v2v2; lots of crap getting thrown every which way, and I don’t necessarily win if the AI is on Hard. But gosh, the 2.5 hour long hard-fought victories are fun.

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u/Jclarkent Oct 21 '21

Doom Eternal, then Ancient Gods on the PS5. It was on a pretty good sale recently, idk if it still is. Absolutely loving it. Would highly recommend.

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u/TitaniumDragon D20 Oct 21 '21

I am working my way through the World of Light in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. I picked the game back up a couple weeks ago and have nearly gotten through it; I am presently at what I assume is the final boss fight against Ghaleem and Dharkon.

I started Dragon Quest 11 briefly but I am not sure if I will play it; the intro area has not sold me on the game at all.

I just got Kena Bridge of Spirits and rented Astral Chain from the local library.

1

u/dinoaurus Oct 21 '21

Noita. Every pixel is simulated, and you can make your very own weapons with a very complex system. Oh also masochism. Lots of it. Fun game

1

u/Sir_Barthworth_III Oct 21 '21

Bloodstained: ritual of the night. Great fun 2d metroidvania.

1

u/enilcReddit Oct 21 '21

CSGO with one friend. Rust with another friend. And MS Flight Sim when I'm alone.

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u/Lavetic Oct 21 '21

SnowRunner, about to wrap up Kola Peninsula and move on to Yukon

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u/[deleted] Oct 21 '21

gonna keep grinding fifa 22 and still receive nothing from my packs every week

1

u/polemizedechoi Oct 21 '21

War for the planet and not war for a little money

1

u/CryptographerNo4755 Oct 22 '21

God of War: First time achieving a platinum trophy!

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u/Naive_Quail_5230 Oct 22 '21

Shit is stupid

1

u/GiveMeYorCookies Oct 22 '21

Aragami. Didn’t know what to expect from it but it turned out to be a pretty cool stealth game.

1

u/Dannelman Oct 22 '21

Bullet Echo and LoL Wild Rift both mobile games on my 12 Max.

1

u/BiggerCrab Oct 22 '21

Fishing resort for the wii

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u/Nitro7311 Oct 22 '21

A day late, but finally playing Skyward Sword HD. My Switch has been collecting dust for a while and busted it out for Metroid Dread. Enjoyed every second of it, and decided to dig through my backlog for it.

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u/bhdo72413 Oct 20 '21

Hey. Does anyone know a subreddit that I can post a link to my friend who streams COD and wants to build her steam? I looked up gaming to ask because idk anything about gaming world and where to post lol just wanna help her out 🤣