r/gaming Nov 24 '21 Wholesome 1

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).

53 Upvotes

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u/PointlessPotion Nov 24 '21

Divinity Original Sin 2 is such a great RPG. You can go crazy with builds and roleplay your character to your heart's content. Such a smooth experience, even on console.

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u/PressSquareToPunch Nov 24 '21

I’ve completed that game all the way through 8 times. Such an amazing adventure.

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u/midoritsukura Nov 25 '21

hear ye, hear ye!

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u/PointlessPotion Nov 25 '21

Smells worse over here than a dozen rotten eggs dropped in a vat of vinegar

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u/theshizirl Nov 25 '21

I actually helped run the booth that promoted D2 a year before launch at Seattle PAX 2015. I didn't play it but the fans of the first game were pumped, and the devs were all really friendly and generous people. I loved talking to the president of the project.

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

I think I’ve played it like three times now but haven’t played as a premade character once lol

1

u/_FinalPantasy_ Nov 25 '21

Wish it had an expansive end game. So much potential.

1

u/irontallica666 Nov 26 '21

It's actually the only game I've ever finished and it took me 310 hours for the first playthrough! I definitely will do another one just to get the other characters in my party as well though

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u/Lianeras Nov 24 '21

I’m playing assassins creed origins for the first time, I’m really enjoying it so far!

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u/Lyceus_ Nov 24 '21

I'm playing the original Assassin's Creed today!

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u/Lianeras Nov 24 '21

I remember playing that on my old steamroller of a laptop, it nearly took off when I loaded it 😂I have fond memories of beating that one. 😊

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u/No-Permit-2167 Nov 24 '21

Best of the current batch.

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u/KHanson25 Nov 24 '21

Just finished brotherhood! Loved it

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u/emptybucketpenis Nov 25 '21

First 10 hours are amazing, after that just a slog

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u/Slim_Chimney Nov 24 '21

Halo Infinite with the boys, loving the feel of the game, and the art style makes me feel like I’m playing Reach all over again. Absolutely hate the progression system, and one map in particular that just feels way too big for a 4v4.

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u/Slammnsalmon Nov 25 '21

That map with the big centre area where if someone gets a tank it can be hell?

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u/zollicious14 Nov 25 '21

Luckily the huge map isn't in ranked queues.

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u/AllyEmmie PC Nov 24 '21

Deep Rock Galactic is the current love of my life lol

6

u/Nine_Eye_Ron Nov 24 '21

Football Manager 2020

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u/LLTK0094 Nov 24 '21

Just got Demon's Souls off Black Friday sale on PS Store. 7 hours in and I'm in love with the game. I've only played Bloodborne off all FromSoftware's titles. Hoping to platinum both Demon's Souls and Bloodborne before Elden Ring drops next year.

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u/Kraxymonkeyzzz Nov 25 '21

Sekiro is an absolute blast try it when you can. It's certainly different I think you can be the most aggressive in it than any other fromsofts

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u/LLTK0094 Nov 26 '21

I've heard about how Sekiro is the hardest one of all FromSoft's titles. No harm in checking it out. I'll definitely give it a try as soon as I beat DeS and BB. Thank you for the suggestion.

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u/PressSquareToPunch Nov 24 '21

Still playing Diablo 2 Resurrected and having a blast! The nostalgia still has not worn off yet. Plus I found the first Ber rune of my life last night 🙌

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u/AlexanderLEE27 Nov 24 '21

I tried this game after having played PoE, D3, Grim Dawn, etc... But it just felt slow and boring to start.

I love ARPG's but I'm finding this one to be extremely hard to get into. This just one where you have to push through the beginning? All my buddies gave up on it :'(

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u/AwfullyCynical Nov 25 '21

Yes. It's meant to be difficult at first. After 16-20 hours and the right build you'll destroy everything on hell with ease. You'll need to make use of rune words.

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u/GenderJuicy Nov 26 '21

It is a 20 year old game after all. I mean it's not a remake, so there's not much bringing it up to today's standards other than a fresh coat of paint.

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u/Crashtester Nov 24 '21

Mass Effect remaster! I'm stuck cuz I feel super nostalgic for all the plot moments in ME1 but i hate the combat so it's a slog. Part of me wants to skip to ME2 but I don't want to miss out on some of the pivotal moments of my first serious game I ever played.

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u/Snoo61755 Nov 24 '21

I know that feeling. Especially going back to 1 from 3, the problems become glaring. But it’s also the moment you met your crewmates for the first time, saw the Citadel in its full glory, and started a number of storylines which would last all 3 games, so it’s hard to skip. Playing through 1 literally makes the next 2 better - I still remember first meeting “Arch Angel” in 2.

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u/PeacefulAnxeity Nov 25 '21

Guardians Of The Galaxy! (PS5) Amazing game so much fun

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u/MulberrySame Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 26 '21

I’m playing this atm too, love it! Chillin out to the music and love the huddle interactions!

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u/PeacefulAnxeity Nov 26 '21

GOTY material for sure, yes love the music and the huddles make it even better

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u/ZebraLionFish Nov 24 '21

I’ve been playing final fantasy 14.

I tried to get down on outriders again. But as always it crashed and burned. I wanted to like the game, but it’s just a raging dumpster fire.

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u/Alugar Nov 24 '21

Hades, 24 runs and in almost past elysium. Stupid bull + Perseus fight.

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u/Cornflaex Nov 24 '21

I always trie to make theseus first mino can be ignored more easily

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u/Thragg_the_conqueror Nov 24 '21

Yakuza Kiwami 2.

P.S.- Fuck mahjong!!!

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u/Axemic Nov 24 '21

Got a PS5, so that Playroom thingy and Miles Morales.

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

[removed]

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u/CanalAnswer Nov 24 '21

Borderlands 3 on PS5. Moze with Iron Cub. I enjoy the flashing lights, the enemies’ frenetic movements, the red numbers that indicate damage, the cacophony, the sense of danger as my character’s health fluctuates…

It’s the safest way for me to experience an adrenaline rush.[*] It helps me think. Unlike my other hobbies, this one has an output of no intrinsic value. I print and design 3D enclosures, I write so grade, I build prototypes of gadgets, and that’s all fine and dandy, but there’s something satisfying about doing something whose sole purpose is to make me feel better and has no negative side effects for anyone else.

[*] Disabled combat veteran, VA, bad choices, yada yada.

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u/take5b Nov 24 '21

Papers Please

I’m going to be on a train 4 hrs each way this holiday weekend with my laptop so I figured I’ll give this one a shot, though it’s not usually my type of thing

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '21

Red Dead Redemption II mainly.

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u/JorgeOfTheJungl Nov 24 '21

I took a break bc it’s sooooo long lol I should really get back to it and try to at least do a few more missions. I took a break right after I got to the New Orleans styled industrial City.

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

Saint Denis? I do that too, once I hit a certain milestone in the game, I take a breather.

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u/JorgeOfTheJungl Nov 25 '21

Yes that’s the name! Sometimes I take to long of a breather that I forget how the controls work or what the story was lol thankfully these are like GTA which I’ve known all my life lol

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u/ilikerashers Nov 24 '21

Hell let loose. A running and dying running simulator set in WW2. Its fun but harder than my drunk stepfather.

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u/IrresponsibleForYou Nov 24 '21

Dusted off Dragon Age: Inquisition and I am hooked on it again! Turkey and Inquisition is on the agenda for me!

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u/Obfleur Nov 24 '21

Chivalry 2! Bought it on a whim two weeks ago and it’s amazing. It’s a medieval multiplayer game with swords, axes, bows, catapults and so on. Combat is super intense, but there’s also a hefty dose of humor in the game.

There are a couple of different modes to choose from, but I prefer the 32 vs 32 Team Objective (one team defends, the other attacks. The attackers have to capture points, push battering rams to the gates and so on).

I’m on console and I’m loving the gameplay. It’s easy to understand and have fun with, but difficult to master (I am not a master).

You block by holding L2. If an enemy attacks you, you’ll lose stamina. No stamina = no more block.

You parry by moving your crosshair towards the enemies weapon and pressing L2 right before the attack lands. You’ll lose less stamina this way and will also be able to deliver a riposte attack.

Another way to defend yourself are counterattacks. To trigger a counterattack you need to be holding down the block button. If an enemy comes at you with an R1 attack (a basic “stab”), you press R1 as well and you’ll counterattack with minimal stamina loss.

There are four different attacks. Special Attack (triangle), a sweeping attack (R2), stab (R2) and overhead swing (L1).

There’s a lot more to tell about this game. Watch some videos or visit the Chivalry2 subreddit for more info!

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u/LukeNIKEWalker PC Nov 24 '21

Forza horizon 5

I really like the impulse triggers.

1

u/totalwiseguy Nov 26 '21

With the DualSense?

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u/LukeNIKEWalker PC Dec 10 '21

No. Series X/S controller.

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u/SyFyFan93 Nov 24 '21

Grinding out the insanely stupid battle pass in Halo Infinite because Battlefield is buggy AF and my server on New World is basically dead.

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u/Timely_Temperature54 PC Nov 24 '21

Why grind out cosmetics that don’t matter?

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u/SyFyFan93 Nov 24 '21

It gives me something to do / work for progression wise. IDK, why do anything in video games?

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u/Timely_Temperature54 PC Nov 24 '21

I just meant if it’s not fun since you complained about how annoying it was. Of course do whatever is fun to you

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u/Smished Nov 25 '21

for fun

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u/Kidplayer_666 Nov 24 '21

Warthunder. Great for planes, becomes quite a bit harder to win silver lions to buy planes after a while

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u/HobbyLinguist1 Nov 24 '21

playing GTA Vice City, having fun despite the fact it is one of the shittiest remasters of all time

also JWE2 but i've had to put it on hold for now because it did not really catch me as much as i thought it would

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u/LampshadeThis Nov 24 '21

Pokémon BD, like all the Nintendo fangirls/fanboys out there.

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u/KHanson25 Nov 24 '21

Stuck on Skyrim...I need something new

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u/tstierman Nov 25 '21

Yakuza Like a Dragon, what a fun game. Loving the Dragon Quest influence and references. Ichiban is a great lead and so far the other party members are endearing. What a bold choice to go from a beat em up to a turned based RPG. Really dig it.

Im also playing Resident Evil Village. But, it's stressing me out, so I just play Yakuza Like a Dragon.

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u/AgentX60 Nov 25 '21

ori will of the wisps

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u/PowerofThunder PlayStation Nov 25 '21

X-COM 2. Play-through no.2, HARD setting.

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u/emptybucketpenis Nov 25 '21

Why not the LongWar? I have completed the wotc-LW this year. I think I am done with X2 for a while :)

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u/zollicious14 Nov 25 '21

Halo Infinite!

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u/Hairy_Reflection44 Nov 24 '21

Just got a Xbox series S so Halo infinite for me

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u/Warpmind Nov 24 '21

Well, I’m working through the Hero of the Kingdom series. Needed some RPG-ized hidden object-ish casual-paced adventure.

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u/KheWe Nov 24 '21

Skyrim AE

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u/NoelSKennady Nov 24 '21

Fate (2005)

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u/RepresentativePie777 Nov 24 '21

Started playing Dragon Age Origins after seeing Josh Strife Hayes stream it. Mostly been stuck on character creation, but the mage intro is pretty interesting so far. I'll try some others later today.

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u/CRDespo Nov 25 '21

My favorite game of all time

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u/J0k3ling Nov 24 '21

Im playing SamuraiRising P2E right now.

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u/Flamezz223 Nov 24 '21

Red dead online

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u/K1llerF0xGaming Nov 24 '21

I have been playing halo infinite.

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u/badinternet99 Nov 25 '21

Just picked up PowerBots Retro as my first Steam sale grab. It’s still in early access but seems like a nice indie title so far.

2

u/TrailBlazingNugs Nov 25 '21

I just started Death Stranding. It might be the weirdest first couple hours in a game in awhile. Only at Chapter 3. Holy shit though it is gorgeous. Nice change of pace from Forza Horizon 5/Halo Infinite

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u/CandidateCareless787 Nov 25 '21

Far cry 3, just got a new gaming PC and never tried it before. It looks amazing.

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u/RickHuf Nov 25 '21

Ocarina of time

Good:. It really holds up well after all this time. Good story. Fun to play.

Bad:. The controls are hard to get used too after years of using two thumbsticks to control a players movements.

2

u/Nasssi Nov 25 '21

Bought Dead Cells today from sale with all the dlc. Pretty cool.

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u/Existing_Tectonics Nov 25 '21

Whats there to play?

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u/MysteryBottle Nov 25 '21

The original Legend of Zelda for NES. I've been trying to get the HD Remastered texture pack working, but until I can figure out how to fix some missing textures, the original is still awesome to this day.

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u/LoreGeek Nov 25 '21

Stellaris. For a couple of weeks i've only seen space.

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u/midoritsukura Nov 25 '21

I'm currently revisiting stardew valley. haven't touched it ever since money was no longer a problem (mid game). now I'm trying to complete all achievements and reach end game!

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u/Gibby9 Nov 25 '21

Playing through Spider-Man on the PS5 again, trying to complete so I can play Miles Morales over Christmas. I love the holiday vibe in that game.

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u/dude_with_sneakers Nov 25 '21

Halo Infinite, and maybe i will finally start Hades!

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u/_ope Nov 25 '21

I just restarted the Tomb Raider series. I finished the first one and now I'm onto Rise of the tomb raider. It's been years since I've played, I forgot how much I enjoy them.

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u/emptybucketpenis Nov 25 '21

I completed the Rise first and the first one is just so much worse afterwards… :/

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u/_ope Dec 03 '21

yeah for sure as far as graphics and game play goes its not the greatest :/ i still really enjoy revisiting old characters though, I love Roth. Also just recently found out that the dude who voices Roth also voices Brynjolf from Skyrim lol

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u/TheMightyRed92 Nov 25 '21

Fallout new vegas..again

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u/Clegane1989AUT Nov 25 '21

Im playing Spiritfarer on the PS4. There os nothing to complain about this game but i missed a trophy so to get the platin one i would have to start all over again :(

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u/theshizirl Nov 25 '21

Resident Evil 7.

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u/Laptraffik Nov 25 '21

Darkest Dungeon 2. May be flawed but it's still the next installment coming from one of my favorite games ever.

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

I‘m trying out classic Wow rn, my brother used to play it

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u/DRYFT3R_9 Nov 25 '21

recently got Brawlhalla, and I'm having a lot of fun with it. Also trying to enjoy TF2 but half the servers I join are infested with bots.

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u/davarice Nov 26 '21

Nothing really, everything is boring nowadays and I'm waiting for Elden Ring/Sons of the Forest to come out. [Ps4]

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u/GenderJuicy Nov 26 '21

I agree, I can't figure out what to play anymore. Games like Halo Infinite are fun for a bit and then it's just repetitive... I came into this thread hoping to see some interesting games being played, but they're same old games I've been seeing people playing for years now. Top selling/played games on Steam doesn't seem to have changed at all.

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u/Rage_Lumi15 PC Nov 24 '21

Call Of Duty : Ghosts and Grand Theft Auto IV.

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u/Dankdope420bruh Nov 24 '21

Back 4 blood. It's had a pretty good release over the last month and a half and by comparison to these other triple A blunders it's a breath of fresh air.

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

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u/MaliciousCensure Nov 26 '21

Did you actually play? There is no pvp

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u/essska Nov 24 '21

Battlefield 2042 and I’m practicing my flying skills despite everyone and their mum carrying an aa missile on a 128 player server 💀 but I love it. Have been a Battlefield content creator for many years, am excited about the game despite its current shortcomings but I’m sure it’s gonna get nicer every new update. The new patch notes are promising but we’re gonna see. It’s not like because I make content I can’t be honest about what I think about the game but despite how badly optimised it currently is, it’s gonna be better in the future, just like BF4 and that was a nice game, too. Not as good as BF3 (imo) but it’s definitely a nice game nonetheless. And to finish the weekend imma also play some Stardew Valley for the cozy vibes 🥰

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u/fckafcknusername Nov 25 '21

What's the current shortcomings of Battlefield right now? I was thinking of getting it just to join the boys.

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u/essska Nov 25 '21

The gunplay is kinda wonky on some guns and the game is not balanced. Real short answer, haha. Like, also you only get full level up points on conquest and breakthrough as there is no rush or tdm unless you count portal and in portal there is an exp cap cause of people exploiting it. There’s more but the game has potential and the next patch is coming tomorrow. That should balance things out a little more.

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u/JakesBigPhone Nov 24 '21

Far cry 6. Glitchy ass Ubisoft game, but man is it fun to traverse Yara

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u/bisexualtrex27 Nov 24 '21

Been playing gta trilogy on ps5, smash on switch, and just started a new run on outerworlds on xboxsx, and halo on pc. I'm pretty excited for halo single player because the multi-player is not very fun to me. Don't want to come across as bragging for having all the gaming systems, but in reality I'm on disability and I don't have many bills so I kind spend a considerable amount of money on gaming stuff.

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u/tocitus Nov 24 '21

Started cyberpunk on PS4 pro. Decided I hate myself enough to try.

It's a good game aside from all the random glitches and bugs. It's only crashed on me three times so far. And I'm writing this to pass the time during a loading screen that I have a feeling is actually frozen.

Having said that, there is a lot of promise in this game if you're lucky enough to avoid the issues.

My favourite bug so far was when I was supposed to follow someone on their motorbikes. The bike took off without them, just driving itself but the game didn't recognise that. Luckily I was able to play through the mission with the character not with me by following the now autonomous bike. Though I never completed the task to follow said character, because she was just sat on the ground at the start.

This game will be great in a few years when they re-release it as the ultimate edition (which is just with the bugs fixed)

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u/JorgeOfTheJungl Nov 24 '21

Lmfaoo I was fortunate to not run into many glitches. It’s a good game if you can overcome that, the story was entertaining and I enjoyed the action. I hope you enjoy it!

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u/Flatulent_Weasel Nov 24 '21

Mechwarrior 5 and Battletech on PC, there's always time in my life for a bit of Battletech. Been playing the tabletop game since the late 80s. Speaking of Battletech, copies of the latest released miniature sets are slowly appearing in shops in the UK. I've been snapping them up when i find them.

DnD campaign is in full swing, had 3 Wednesday night sessions so far. We're doing it on Friday this week as nobody has work the next day. Going to be the first late night tabletop rpg session we've all had for many years. Looking forward to that.

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u/MAJIN_DUKE Nov 24 '21

WWE 2k19 today

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u/JorgeOfTheJungl Nov 24 '21

New Battlefield, I like that my friends play it so hopefully they get on this weekend. What sucks well everyone in the game is complaining and therefore not using the comms to actually communicate and strategize lol but I found how to get around things that made it hard to play, for example I would take an objective my squad would be doing something completely different and when I died I had no where to spawn near my objective so I would have to cross the entire map. I since unlocked a spawn beacon so I can place it somewhere on the objective and even if the enemy holds it I can still push the objective regardless if my teammates don’t care to do so.

Hmm stick of truth I have been working towards finishing it, I love South Park and. Have been really enjoying it.

And lastly either Hunt Showdown or Dead by daylight if my friends that don’t have Battlefield happen to be on. What about you OP?

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u/Mr_Skeltal_Naxbem PC Nov 24 '21

Dandara

An explorative platformer/metroidvania with an atypical moveset.

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u/toastymrkrispy Nov 24 '21

Just wrapped up Control. I think there are some collectibles and a couple of side missions left, but I don't really feel the need to chase them down.

I got pretty intrigued by the Remedy-verse, so to speak. So I loaded up an old copy of Alan Wake that I never played.

I enjoy the storytelling, especially now in the larger context of the expanded universe, but the combat is not really doing for me.

But I set it to easy just so I can play through in a more relaxed fashion.

Next will be Quantum Break that I just grabbed for $10 on sale. Looking forward to it.

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u/ShewanellaGopheri Nov 25 '21

Control was so freaking good. I wish they would have done more with the Alan Wake DLC gameplay-wise because the darkness mechanic on top of Control’s sandboxy combat has like infinite potential

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u/toastymrkrispy Nov 26 '21

I'm pretty sure that Remedy has an Alan Wake and Control sequels in the works. I believe they are going to lean into the connected storylines even more. Looking forward to what they have in store.

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u/abdoithawi Nov 24 '21

Hearts of Iron IV is such a great game to play but whenever I join a game on my pc (any game) (e.g roblox) it says inputs signal out of range, but everything’s normal.

1

u/Thunderblast Nov 24 '21

Syberia 2

Old point-and-click, I played the first years ago and enjoyed it. Getting close to the end of this one, and man the gameplay is slow and tedious! Some of the puzzles would take ages of slowly running around and clicking on everything to figure out, so at one point I started using walkthroughs or online hints any time I’m remotely stumped. I don’t feel too bad about it either.

Still, it’s just worth it enough to keep going, and since it’s been chilly today it’s felt an appropriate game to play given the Arctic setting

1

u/FightRobe01 Nov 25 '21

Warframe.

I got a new weapon built The Zarr. I want to test it out and level it up.

1

u/ThatThiccGirl Nov 25 '21

Kenshi. It's a squad-based free-roaming sand box rpg with elements of an rts built in. In Kenshi, you're not a "chosen one." You are able to die permanently and the game is brutal as it drops you in as a nobody with booboo stats and you can start out in a tough situation. The map is pretty vast and rewards you greatly for going out to explore it as much as it punishes you. It can be pretty grindy in the beginning when you're just trying to level your stats enough so you can travel.

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u/browsingreddit4392 Nov 25 '21

Looking for PC arcade games that are fun to 100%. Back when they were extremely popular, I used to play a lot of mobile games like Zombie Tsunami, Jetpack Joyride, and Temple Run and I would always try to complete all of the missions and accomplishments.

Of course, part of the reason why I was able to complete many of those missions was that I would play them when I was bored in between classes or while on the ride to school or back home. Revisiting them now as a working adult, none of them really give me any reason to play past 5 minutes or so, especially since many of them are just repetitive endless runners. Would love some PC arcade games with controller support that fit what I'm looking for!

EDIT: If there are any mobile games that fit what I'm looking for as well, I'd appreciate the recommendation!

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u/emptybucketpenis Nov 25 '21

Cyberpunk and enjoying it A LOT

1

u/Den_Kule_666 Nov 25 '21

Currently just some Minecraft with the bois. Looking to play Earthbound/Mother soon though!

1

u/allmodsarecops69 Nov 25 '21

What game should I buy?

Hell let loose or battlefield 2042??

1

u/Expensive-Run8390 Nov 25 '21

All the time I just play fortnite all day 24/7

1

u/LordVortekan Xbox Nov 25 '21

I’ve been playing Devil May Cry 5 because I found it at a GameStop for 11$.

I haven’t played a ton of it, but it seems good so far. I’m trying not to button mash, though.

1

u/blueeyesbrandon95 Switch Nov 25 '21

Link to the Past.

On the third dungeon. Found a guide to help me. First Zelda ever.

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u/AxePuzzles1 PlayStation Nov 25 '21

Playing through Mother 3 and I think it’s the game I’ve been looking for all my life

1

u/mercvry94 Nov 26 '21

The Witcher 3 on switch and ps5 simultaneously. For Yen and also for Triss

2

u/Ye_Biz Nov 26 '21

I wish there was cross-saving between the two

1

u/Varcova Nov 26 '21

MechWarrior Online. There's not a versus multiplayer game like it.

1

u/Blackraven2007 Switch Nov 26 '21

I'll be playing a lot of Minecraft, Super Meat Boy and Super Mario 64!

1

u/ubercoolalligator Nov 26 '21

Pokemon Crystal, Diablo 2, Gran Turismo 1.

I just love these games because they are so easy to get into and recently I haven’t found newer games that I can enjoy.

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u/saifs-tank Nov 26 '21

I’ve been having a lot of fun with Spell Break, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and surprisingly I’ve picked up Payday 2 again - a true throwback.

1

u/hairykitty123 Nov 26 '21

modern warfare (2019) campaign seems cool, but graphics pretty trash on original Xbox one