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.

  • Lenny
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    113 months ago

    Previously not much of a gamer, I saw all the Starfield hype around release and decided to get an Xbox to play it. Didn’t like it initially, started to enjoy it around 5 hours in, have come full circle and am getting bored now (level 35) with all the repetitive stuff.

    Starfield did show me that maybe i enjoy a wider range of video games, so now I’m starting on Fallout 4, and so far I LOVE it. I’ve pretty much only done one mission and spent a looooooong time building my first base.

    I really love open world/exploration games, especially where there is crafting, hoarding, and killing bad guys in comical ways. Just Cause was amazing for that, I liked tethering people to trains because I’m secretly a maniac.

    • @setsneedtofeed
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      3 months ago

      I don’t want to come off as to PCMR, but truly Bethesda developed games need to be played on PC to get the most out of them. The mods tremendously elevate the experience. Everything from bug fixes and optimizations (that Bethesda should have done) to full on overhauls and DLC sized expansions, and everything in between.

      I think I average about 200 mods simultaneously on Fallout 4 playthroughs.

      • @[email protected]
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        43 months ago

        xbox has mods for fallout 4 and skyrim, and when starfield gets its mod thing going itll have it for that too

        • Lenny
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          23 months ago

          I just saw that on the menu. Excited to explore it!

        • @[email protected]
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          3 months ago

          oh man, you gotta try skyrim when you can. there’s no base building, but it’s the pinnacle of exploration open world games. 12 years later and I’m still finding new shit

    • @[email protected]
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      33 months ago

      Like others said, Skyrim is awesome. Earlier Elder Scrolls are awesome too, little more hard boiled. Fallout New Vegas is a masterpiece, highly recommend.

  • @[email protected]
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    83 months ago

    Tried Cult of the Lamb a mix of based management and rogue like. The game is good the lore is a bit to sour to my taste. The more I play the more the based management part of the game shadow the rhythm of the rogue like, sadly.

    At the end, I like the idea but prefer to play both type of game separately.

    • @[email protected]
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      33 months ago

      I played it on release and found it underwhelming. The combat was a little shallow and the cult mechanics too easy.

      I may give it another spin once this next dlc comes out tho

  • @Nurse_Robot
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    63 months ago

    I’ve been really into Pokemon Unbound (Fire Red ROM hack) recently, once I beat it I think I’m going to play around with the settings and play it again. It’s amazing having a Pokemon game that isn’t baby easy, and I love that I don’t have to impose rules on myself to make it harder. It’s really opened my eyes to ROM hacks, I think I’ll be playing more next year

    • @[email protected]
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      33 months ago

      Also a fan of Unbound! My last run I tried whatever setting it is that makes it so that all fully evolved pokemon have the same stat totals, which really made the game feel different and like I actually had options for building a team. Although I still found myself thinking “oh I can’t put butterfree on my team, it’s too weak”

      My favorite hack is Gaia, it doesn’t have as many features as Unbound but it’s got the right vibes for a pokemon game while still having increased difficulty and QOL stuff.

  • Okami
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    53 months ago

    In a bit of a gaming rut right now. Spinning my wheels on a bunch of different games. Haven’t had one hook its claws back into me yet.

    I’ve been mostly grinding out Cookie Clicker and Slay the Spire this week.

    Nice games to play side by side while I binge blind Let’s Plays of Hollow Knight, Outer Wilds, and Return of the Obra Dinn so I can vicariously chase the fleeting joy and wonder I got from playing those games the first time around.

    Finished most of the tasks to do in The Longing and now just waiting for the clock to tick down.

    Sat down one evening with my old save file and pushed through to finish the Tears of the Kingdom main quest. For all its faults, it had a really strong ending. I cried. Very conflicted on the game, but I don’t have anything to say that hasn’t already been said ad nauseum.

    Played a bit of Dark Souls, a bit of Sekiro, a bit of Kingdoms of Amalur, a bit of Subnautica: Below Zero, and a bit of Siralim. Not sure what I’ll settle on yet for next week, but I’m feeling strongest on Siralim right now.

      • Okami
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        13 months ago

        I have! I’ve finished the base game and started on Kaycee’s Mod a while back. I’m really bad at it, but it’s fun.

        I’m considering picking up Signalis if it goes on sale over Christmas. I’ve heard it scratches the same itch as Outer Wilds.

  • @[email protected]
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    53 months ago

    I finished Chants of Sennaar a couple nights ago, it was a lot of fun. Language-based puzzle game inspired by the Tower of Babel. It’s very pretty to look at, and a lot of the puzzles were really clever. My only real complaint is that I was really expecting the final level to be much more difficult, requiring me to do a lot of synthesizing of ideas from previous levels, but instead the final puzzles were pretty easy and linear. I’d still recommend it though, the first 80% of the game is great, and if you get that far, you’ll probably have the momentum to finish, the end doesn’t take that long.

  • Hello_there
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    53 months ago

    Holocure is a surprisingly good survivors-like and it works perfectly on steam deck with no changes. Just don’t change resolution on PC to something sd can’t handle.

    • @Starayo
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      12 months ago

      Yeah, I’m not even particularly into hololive besides very occasionally watching some highlight videos. The game is amazing. And free. I played the absolute hell out of it after giving it a shot, just like I did with vampire survivors.

  • @[email protected]
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    43 months ago

    I’m playing Lies of P and it’s amazing. It’s been a long time since a game was able to draw me in like this.

  • @[email protected]
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    43 months ago

    I started playing Enderal, a total conversion of Skyrim. I like the deeper RPG mechanics, which the mod adds, although I’m a bit nervous about choosing something wrong and fucking up my character.

    The game is set in a different world than Elder Scrolls. I’m not sure I like it as much, but that might be because of the different music.

  • @echoplex21
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    43 months ago

    Bioshock Remastered has been great to revisit again. I remember how mind blown I was when I was a kid playing the demo for it on my 360.

  • @Purple_drink
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    43 months ago

    After finishing Dave the Diver I’ve been playing sifu and outer wilds. Interesting mix of games. Sifu is pretty tough so far. Outer wilds I think I just need to invest more time before I’m really hooked

    • @DamienGramatacus
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      12 months ago

      As a gamer of 40ish years, after a period of getting past the initial confusion of Outer Wilds, it is easily in top 5 of alltime best gaming experiences. It’s just wonderful. Highly recommend keeping at it.

  • The Menemen!
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    33 months ago

    Got a new gaming notebook. Still trying it out, but I already bought Cyberpunk 2077, but only loaded for ~30 minutes for now. But I guess, that’ll be what I will play the coming weeks.

  • @[email protected]
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    33 months ago

    finished Omori.

    Im glad I stuck around, kind of got a bit of RPG fatigue at the Sweetheart section. The gameplay was fine, i just kind of didnt have anymore RPG juice left in me and the RPG kept coming. Everything after Deeper Well was well worth the persistance though, and hoo boy the ending sequence came at me personally with a knife. Good game.

    • @SynopticVision
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      13 months ago

      I went very far with it but gave up because I was feeling quite fatigued. I think I’m a bit after the underwater (?) Highway. It’s a fine game but I don’t have the patience for that kind of grind and repetition anymore

    • @[email protected]
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      33 months ago

      Can’t wait to try crackling lance of disintegration with battlemage, rebuke of the vaal and beacon of madness

      And also try to figure out a way to use flameblast of contaction