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

  • vlad
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    174 months ago

    Cyberpunk 2077. Damn good game.

    • @dirtySourdoughOP
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      24 months ago

      Another backlog game I would like to get to soon. Did you play it on release at all?

      • vlad
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        34 months ago

        I played it all the way through on launch on PC. It had bugs, and it was missing some glaring things, like proper cop AI. However overall I had no game breaking bugs. But also, I didn’t really follow the hype until the game was already coming out, so i didn’t have many expectations going in. I highly recommend it. Performance has improved, features have been added and refined, and it’s got a very rich and detailed world to play with. I haven’t played the DLC yet, but I’m hearing that’s pretty good as well.

        • @dirtySourdoughOP
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          14 months ago

          Gotcha, that’s about what I’ve heard from others too. I’m glad they continued to work on it and make it the game that they originally envisioned. I’m looking forward to playing it eventually haha

    • @[email protected]
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      14 months ago

      Just finished playing this for the first time. Loved it wished there were more in world missions to do as I enjoyed the city.

      • vlad
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        24 months ago

        I’m doing another playthrough on hardest difficulty while only leveling intelligence perks. So, all I do is use smart guns and quick hacks. It’s a very different way to play.

  • @[email protected]
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    4 months ago

    Finished Batman: Arkham Asylum yesterday. Also started Witcher 3 a while ago and have yet to finish that.

  • @[email protected]
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    64 months ago

    SMT Nocturne, it looks as if I’m about to battle with the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

    Old game I know, but old is great 👍

  • @[email protected]
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    64 months ago

    I ‘finished’ Symphony of the Night the other day. By which I mean I got the bad ending, rather than doing some extra stuff to unlock the inverted castle. Should I go back and do that? Maybe at some point.

    I’m very close to finishing Tears of the Kingdom, and I’ve also started a new playthough of New Vegas on my Steam Deck. Plenty to keep me busy!

    • @[email protected]
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      44 months ago

      Getting the bad ending is, at most, half of the content of that game. So yes! You should finish it

      • @[email protected]
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        14 months ago

        This is probably an irrational annoyance, but I don’t like how finding the inverted castle is near impossible without a guide. I like logical puzzles! So that put me off slightly. I will go back and play through it eventually though.

    • @astanix
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      34 months ago

      SotN is one of the best games of all time. The GBA Castlevanias are good as well. Thinking of Castlevania always reminds me of that multiplayer co-op CV game on XBL that I wish was still around… Harmony of Despair.

      Oh man, I just found a Unity port of Harmony of Despair with an active community playing it!

  • Veraxus
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    64 months ago

    Slay the Princess

    What a crazy, unexpected gem. Without spoiling anything, it’s a hand-animated interactive narrative game with strong Stanley Parable influences.

    • @[email protected]
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      24 months ago

      That came across my recommendation queue the other day - despite my dislike for horror, it looks interesting enough that I might check it out!

      • @[email protected]
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        14 months ago

        I don’t think I would classify it as a horror game really. It’s got some gritty subjects that it dives into and there are a few storylines that can be a bit gruesome, but overall it wasn’t really scary. It was more witty and philosophical at its core.

        I watched a stream of someone who played through every ending because the game is just captivating and so well done.

  • Semi-Hemi-Demigod
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    4 months ago

    I’m planning a big mission to the Jool system in KSP, so I’m working on a reusable heavy lifter, large resource scanning probe, a refinery with small collection ships, a big lander, a spaceplane, a science station, comm satellites, and reusable transfer vehicles.

    • @dirtySourdoughOP
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      34 months ago

      Sweet. I forgot about Kerbal Space Program but it looks like a ton of fun!

      • Semi-Hemi-Demigod
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        24 months ago

        It’s several hours of monotonous testing, often involving spreadsheets, for one moment of triumph.

        Probably the best simulation of a space program I can think of.

        • @dirtySourdoughOP
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          14 months ago

          Oh damn, maybe that isn’t my kind of game then 😅 I don’t mind a few calculations here and there while gaming but idk if I would find it fun to go full blown engineer to play a video game. I’ll still probably give it a go if it’s on sale though

  • @dirtySourdoughOP
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    54 months ago

    I’m still playing Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen. I’m enjoying the game more now. I thought I had finished chapter 2 but it turns out there was a lot more to do! I find the characters more interesting to play now that they’re higher levels and have more spells and gear. The story is developing more too and it’s looking good.

    I’ve been playing Valheim with a buddy as well and it’s been a blast. Combat and exploring the open world are great fun. I could easily let myself get lost in this game until dawn if I wanted.

    • @Odum
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      34 months ago

      Which version of DQIV are you playing?

        • @Odum
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          24 months ago

          A great choice! The DQ DS remakes were one of the main reasons I got a flash cartridge. I’ve yet to go through DQVI

            • @Odum
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              24 months ago

              Yep! They remade IV, V, and VI for the DS. VII and VIII on the 3DS as well if those interest you.

              Now if we can get even just a bit more news about that gorgeous III remake…

  • @[email protected]
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    54 months ago

    I have mostly been playing Forza Horizon 4.

    I am not a car nut, but fun and relaxing to play while listening to a podcast

    • @dirtySourdoughOP
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      14 months ago

      Forza Horizon 3 has been in my backlog for a long time, been meaning to check out the series.

  • @[email protected]
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    54 months ago

    I think I will continue playing Dark Souls Remastered. I am not that far at all. The second boss is killing my nerves.

    Or I continue with Minecraft: Create above and beyond Modpack

    • @dirtySourdoughOP
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      14 months ago

      I still haven’t gotten into the Souls games yet. I think I just can’t handle that level of punishment from video games

      • @[email protected]
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        Friends tell me that this game becomes awesome once I finish the second boss…

        Its a mix of punishment and curiousity.

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    4 months ago

    I’ve been playing the Frozen Wilds DLC of Horizon Zero Dawn, but I might be a bit burnt out on the game since I just finished the main quest and spent so much time on it. I’m like 20 levels over the quests, although I can still die from 2 hits but a machine so it’s not too bad.

    I’m considering replaying the original FF7 before Rebirth comes out or buying a used, physical copy of Divinity: Original Sin 2 to tide me over until I can afford Baldur’s Gate 3. Not sure if it will help scratch that itch but I’ve been missing DnD and fantasy RPG’s since it’s been so much trouble getting my group to meet.

    • @dirtySourdoughOP
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      14 months ago

      I highly recommend DOS2! I’ve had a lot of fun playing it with a friend. The story and side quests are some of the most creative I’ve seen experienced in years, and as someone who doesn’t play many turn based games I actually really enjoy the combat. I haven’t played BG3 but it seems similar enough to scratch that itch

  • @[email protected]
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    44 months ago

    Struggling at the moment to find something to get into.

    Played around 4 hours of Days Gone and it didn’t really grab my attention.

    Played THPS 1+2, got to area 51 on the first game within around an hour and just found it boring these days, I got ruined by Skate and it’s far superior control scheme.

    Started on Forza Horizon 5, I really enjoyed playing 4 during covid and I am craving this kind of arcade racing but I am just struggling to get into this one. I think it is a combination of the map being boring as fuck and so by extension so are the races and there being so much going on on the map yet seemingly nothing to really do. Also being presented DLC on the map as if it is a race I can go and do really rubbed me up the wrong way a bit.

    I have Disgaea 6 to try as well as Wasteland 3 and Disco Elysium but really not feeling an RPG right now. I’d like to try NFS Unbounded but refuse to download a shitty launcher to do so so now I’m lost xD

    • @caut_R
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      24 months ago

      I agree so much on Forza 5, it‘s my first Forza and driving through the wasteland that is the part of Mexico they decided to largely use is… boring. Which is a shame cause the graphics, car selection, and driving is top tier. The Crew piqued my interest cause it‘s on Hawaii which sounds immediately more interesting lol, but I think it‘s overall a qualitatively worse game from the looks of it.

  • @[email protected]
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    44 months ago

    Borderlands 2 on native linux. Im not a huge gamer but this one is adddictive. Got it for like 5 bucks on steam. Does anyone want to play multiplayer with me. If native linux to linux works

    • @dirtySourdoughOP
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      24 months ago

      I’ve been considering Linux gaming lately. How does borderlands 2 run for you?

      • @[email protected]
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        24 months ago

        Running nobara OS. Some games require setting launch options. BL2 is one of these for me, other people had no issues whatsoever. Once I get it launched, it works very well. Cant do multiplayer with windows players(or at all? Not sure). https://www.protondb.com/app/49520

  • @[email protected]
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    44 months ago

    Unfortunately haven’t had much time to play but i’ve been playing elden ring again. I’m juat getting to Morgott. And witcher 3 (which i’ve had for probably 6 years now and never beat) i’m in skellige trying to finish the quest where we help them figure out who should be the next leader

  • @t_berium
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    44 months ago

    Remnant 2 is still going strong here. My Dark Souls power fantasy - with guns n’ shit! Love it!

  • @[email protected]
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    44 months ago

    Resident Evil 4! (the original, not the remake)

    Man, what a great game this is so far. It feels oddly nostalgic even though I’ve never played it before. It’s peak design from 2005.

    • @morphballganon
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      14 months ago

      RE4 was an odd gem. The stars aligned. We might never see a game that good again.