[Official] What are you playing?

  • Not playing anything right now lifes been getting in the way.

  • Kingdom Hearts 2 - My wife and I are both huge Disney fans, we saw Mulan together in the theater when it came out. We played through KH1 last month and are almost finished with 2. I don't think we'll play any of the other stuff before 3, Disney is kinda the draw (FF as well for me). I never liked any of the original KH universe after the first game (Hollow Bastion is great).

    Nier: Automata - I really need to find some time to devote to it before next month. I like what I've played but so much else got in the way, from Zelda to Mass Effect to now KH1/2.

    Nex Machina - I just really like the way Housemarque games play!

  • I just finished Chapter 3 of Life is Strange last night and hot damn.

    Just when I was starting to not just be annoyed by Chloe but really hate her.

    Working my way through Trails in he Sky FC. I think I'm in Chapter 2 now and I'm really enjoying it.

  • @Tragosaurus im glad your liking it its not that long either and is a great set up for the second game

  • Been grinding away at my Steam library this year. To do so I've been playing two games at once - a bigger game (currently Divinity: OS) and a smaller one. Right now that's Legend of Grimrock

    It's interesting because this really isn't a genre of game I'm all that fond of, and I never played the older games that it takes inspiration from. Despite that I'm really really enjoying it

    I think an underrated part of puzzle design in a non-puzzle game is limiting the tools at your disposal. I'm only on the 5th level, but so far every single puzzle is either a wall switch, pressure plate, or requires a key / item. Because that list is so small they can do some cool things with the puzzles that play with your expectations

    It actually reminds me a bit of Breath of the Wild in that every puzzle seemed doable because you knew it'd require either your 4 runes or climbing, and even in the worst case scenario you can just experiment with every single approach without wasting a lot of time

  • Persona 5: Made it to the 6th palace. I wish there was a button you could press that would just make the mc tell everybody to chill the f**k out, lol.

  • Finally started playing Nier Automata, played just past the demo.

    I really wish I could do the same thing I did for P5 with this one, but I'm all out of vacations days right now, so no chance of just taking days off for this.

    I've managed to avoid all spoilers thus far, and with Nier being one my top 5 games ever, and Drakengard 3 being an incredibly interesting but terrible game, I'm super excited about going deeper into this and see if it manages to give P4 and P5 a run for their money just like the first did.

  • So I've been feeling empty and hollow. I've had brief moments of joy with Rayman Legends and Overwatch, but I've just been listless and unable to concentrate on a game properly since I beat Persona 5. I shifted my attention to movies, my work, taking late night strolls, music... anything to help spark that passion for gaming back into me. Nothing would work, no matter how many different genres or games I tried. Then I decided it was time to dive back into what I was playing prior to Persona...

    Yakuza 0, baby! I hadn't gone very far in the story beforehand since I was distracted with Pocket Racers, but I finally got to the real estate game and bam, my love of gaming came back. Those were some of my favorite moments of the older GTAs, buying up property and watching my profits grow, and this just takes that initial idea and expands it into something more compelling. If it was just buying property, I'd be having a blast but add in the Five Billionaires making threats, fighting me, challenging me to Outrun... and it's perfection. I love that certain locations require you to befriend the owner before you can purchase, so you have even more context to everything. It completely blows my mind that this is optional. I'm still in chapter 5 and probably will be for awhile because of how incredible this optional content is, yet the main story is great too! This would easily have been my game of the year had Persona 5 not come out this year. The fact we're also getting Kiwami very soon for only $30 also just seems insane. Sega absolutely destroyed this year with quality games.

  • Playing small burst of Steins Gate, I'm about 2:30 hours in and I guess it hasn't started getting interesting yet, i do wonder what the hell all the random stuff that's shown is about, but I imagine that's part of the fun so I'll just have to wait and find out I guess.

  • Overwatch, Rocket League and Pokemon Go (yes people still play that)

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    I picked up the newest Call of Duty on Amazon Prime day and I have played it a little now. The campaign are quite fun and flying in space will always have me hooked. However, the villain (Jon Snow) are really bland to me. It is a "I am evulz lolz! be scared of me". I dont know. I will most likely finish the campaign but not much more. I played some multiplayer (I also played the beta). But in all honestly, it feels like a clunker, heavier and worse version of Titanfall 2 without titans, so its nothing I will stick around with.

  • That moment in Ben's Kondo interview, when Kondo says you should play the Trails games in order....I had a face almost as smug as Kyle and Blood combined. :p

  • @SabotageTheTruth said in [Official] What are you playing?:

    This would easily have been my game of the year had Persona 5 not come out this year.

    I honestly think, after having beaten both - I still might give the edge to Yakuza 0 when it's all said and done. I know that's crazy and I might change my mind again - but that's where I'm at right now.

  • @TokyoSlim That is absolutely crazy... but Yakuza 0 is still great, so I don't blame you.

  • Maybe my mind will change by the time I finish it, but I'm just not getting that into Persona 5..., which is a super weird feeling considering I loved 4. I think it's a combination of me not really digging any of the characters and the game overall just being more serious feeling than 4 was.

  • @Minamik This thread is getting even more filled with crazy talk! All opinions of course, but I thought the cast of P5 was waaaaay stronger overall. P4 would borderline annoy me at times with how much the party would continually bicker over the same things. P5 just felt a little more grounded and I had a much easier time relating to them. But yeah, if you're not digging it being more serious, I could see that being a detractor. I honestly feel like Persona 4 is the black sheep of the series, since it is extremely cheery in comparison to the rest. It's still strange calling a game cheery when it revolves around murder, but hey.

  • @SabotageTheTruth I actually like the P4 cast better than P5 as well, even though I do think P5's is more solid and grounded, but I didn't feel the same impact from them as from the one of P4 as the connection I had with them at the end of the game was far stronger than that of 5.

  • Characters and vibes are the only things I can think of that are keeping me from loving the game. Even I recognize that in most aspects, it's way better than P4.

  • @Minamik It also depends on how far in you are and how far you've progressed into the social links.
    There are characters in this game that I think are dumb, annoying stupidface dummy-heads that the game forces me to practically be BFF's with - but doing their social link at least humanized them a bit and in my mind explained a lot of their idiotface behaviors.

    5 is better than 4 simply because of the dungeons.

  • One thing that will always drag P4 down.... Teddie. One of the most annoying characters ever created. I'm glad they fixed that issue with Morgana. Those nights you went to sleep and "felt a mysterious force on you" were beyond cute.