Have you been spending hours trying to pass a level? Or maybe you are completely addicted to a newly bought game. Do you have a question about a game or would like to share something else? In the Weekly Discussion Thread, you can do it all!

Please don’t forget to use the spoiler tag as soon as you start talking about a storyline.

  • @JimmyMcGill
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    95 months ago

    BG3 with my GF. After almost 200h we are closing the wrapping out first play through.

    Alone I recently started Nier Replicant after having played Automata last year. Different feel to it and the quests are fairly basic atm (go here, do that) but I owe it to the developers to play it.

    • Lunch
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      35 months ago

      How has the coop experience been? We have been thinking about buying it and play it together too. Just gotta figure out the best setup for us first. Thinking about streaming the game from my PC to our Nvidia Shield Pro, then have two PS5 Controllers connected to the TV.

      Would be interested in hearing about what setup you went for :-)

      • @JimmyMcGill
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        25 months ago

        That would work

        We play it on my pc which is wired directly to the tv. We use 2 XBOX controllers but PS4 ones will work just as well.

        You will probably want to have a pretty big screen because it’s almost always split screen (except in some dialogues if that other player listens to the convo). However you can always set the fonts to a bigger size which is super helpful.

        Unfortunately it’s not like DOS 2 where the split screen merges when you are close together but that’s not the end of the world. The game has turn based combat so even if you have some streaming delays it’s not a big deal.

        Your frame rate will drop a bit on Act 3 but it gets better with every patch.

        If you have any more questions let me know.

        • Lunch
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          25 months ago

          Thanks a lot 🌻

          Luckily we have a 70inch TV, so that should be good.

          DOS 2 did nail that aspect of the game for sure!

  • @Kaput
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    75 months ago

    Babbdi weirdest game I’ve ever played. Can’t even explain why it’s enjoyable. It feels a bit like that sad junk drawer every house has, but the house is in communist goulag.

  • @[email protected]
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    65 months ago

    Ostensibly, I am paying several games, but realistically, just a lot of Deep Rock Galactic.

    • @thorbot
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      45 months ago

      What is the difference between rock and stone?

  • DarkMetatron
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    55 months ago

    Lots of Palworld, it really is fun to grind XP, complete Towers and Dungeons or to create your perfect forced labor camps for your mindbroken pals.

    • @thorbot
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      15 months ago

      Yep, this is the one. Has me hooked and I host a server with friends and it’s fun as fuck to run around with my buddies

  • @thesprongler
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    55 months ago

    Enshrouded shows promise for an early access game. Lots to improve on, so probably safer to wait it out, but I’m a sucker for survival crafters.

    • Dangdoggo
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      5 months ago

      Yeah I’ve been really enjoying the building in single player but I’m beginning to feel like I need to hit up multiplayer to get as much as I can out of the experience as it is now. I wish they would release a road map

  • FenrirIII
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    55 months ago

    After a week of modding mayhem, I am in Skyrim again!

  • @[email protected]
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    45 months ago

    I’m trying to get into Daggerfall. I probably wouldn’t have got past character creation without a guide, and I died an embarrassing number of times in the intro dungeon, but once I got to town and figured out how to pick up quests things started to come together. We’ll see how far I get.

    • @Professor_juicy
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      35 months ago

      I hope you are playing the unity rebuild of the game.

      • @[email protected]
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        15 months ago

        Yes, and the latest version, too. Silly me assuming the version on GoG would be kept up to date…thankfully I didn’t lose too much time.

  • MrGerrit
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    35 months ago

    Blasting through diablo 3 season 30 ssf hc. Great game to play and listening to podcasts.

      • MrGerrit
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        35 months ago

        D4 just needs new itemization 2.0, 2 or 3 dlc’s and about +25 seasons for it to be up to standard.

        I’m just being bitter, I will try it out again when I’m done with D3. I’m just so frustrated that all the things we’ve been asking/begging for diablo 3, they took almost nothing from it to D4…

    • RetroVideoGames
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      05 months ago

      Are there many people still playing D3? I learned from your post that they were still doing seasons fom it, I assumed they would drop everything after D4 launched.

      • MrGerrit
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        25 months ago

        They will keep on doing seasons but without adding new things, just fixes and balancing i guess. Season 30 now has the altar and evil shards in it and they are now permanent in the game.

        Rewards will be repeats from previous seasons, so if you ever missed some, this is the way to still get them.

        People are still playing it but just like with the later seasons, many have or will stop playing after about 3 to 4 weeks tops. I thinks most just do the season journey that, if you want, complete in a weekend.

    • Dangdoggo
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      35 months ago

      God I loved that game, my partner loved watching me play it too which is super rare lol

  • @[email protected]
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    35 months ago

    A friend recommended Medieval Dynasty. It has a few bugs, but overall I’ve been addicted like I haven’t been for a long time. “Have been” addicted because after 60 hours the initial rush does get dimmer, but I still like playing the game.

    You live in a medieval world, where you settle down and build your own village, chopping wood, hunting, gathering, farming and mining. You can also convince hobos to settle in your village and help you with chores.

    The story has you finding out what happened to your uncle after he left. You find out he has led an astonishing life via lots of funny conversations with his former friends. The game has quest dialogue you actually want to read. Cudos to that alone.

  • @[email protected]
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    35 months ago

    Finished Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Torna: the Golden Country last week. The gameplay was largely the same, and I didn’t find that to be the base game’s strength. I mostly liked the story but the dozens of forced side quests absolutely killed any pacing it had going for it, and there was sidequest-styled filler even before that in the main questline. On top of that, I have a few nits to pick about how the story closed out. Ultimately I was rather disappointed, considering I’d heard a lot of positive word-of-mouth on this over the years.

    For now, I’ve got one more year left in Atelier Meruru, so I’m going to see about closing that one out. This is probably going to end up being my favorite in the series so far, but I’m really looking forward to the games with the looser/no time limits.

    I also just started the demo for Synergy, an upcoming city builder in the style of Pharaoh and Emperor. Mostly good, but the biggest problem by far is that the buildings need a more developed work-order system. Could see this being a worthy successor in this genre.

  • @acceptable_pumpkin
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    35 months ago

    Against the Storm. Really great roguelight (meta progression) city builder-esque. Has some Tropico vibes, but the replayability and mechanics are really good.