[Official] What are you playing?

  • 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.

  • @SabotageTheTruth I'll let that slide for now, but don't let me see you talk about Teddie like that again.

    You've been warned.

    (Morgana is better for sure though)

  • @Lotias It's weird, because I thought the general story - and certainly the villains and even the conflict itself - were all pretty lame

    Yet the characters (your crew) really pull it together. It actually feels like the folks behind CoD played a lot of Mass Effect before they made this, because they realized that leaning on a more personal crew could mask a lot of the problems of the story, and imo it does

    I do hope you make it to the end because it's really unlike any CoD ending before it. Some dislike it, but it took some guts to do what they did

  • @TokyoSlim I'm about halfway through Palace 6...so I think if there was anyone to like, I'd have found them by now, lol. I've got Death, Moon, Strength, and Sun maxed, and the rest are decently enough along aside from the ones that are still obviously low at this point.

  • I might have ended up liking Morgana...but Morgana is there 24/ freaking 7, always hassling me about what I can, can't, should, and shouldn't be doing. It's one of the most annoying parts of the game.

    Teddie just made beary bad puns.

    Teddie is the clear winner.

  • Yeah, I think the P4 cast is better but the P5 game is better.
    While I do like Morgana far more than Teddie, the humans are immediately more likeable in P5. But this is a personal taste thing I guess. No right or wrong answer.
    For me I just don't think a game can compete with Naoto, Chie, Nanako and Kanji. Even the ones I don't like as much like Yosuke and Yukiko, I prefer to almost every human in P5.

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    @WarpDogsVG Yeah I will prolly sit through it all to the end, because as I said, Im a sucker for scify. I don't really feel like I care too much about the conflict itself. I can't really say it impacted me at all.

    It was all like "oh noes, rebells and their leader are like the most generic evil person ever". I mean even Halo handled insurrectionists like that way better - and they were not even in the main story! But yeah, the crew as you say are quite nice and I really like Ethan as a bit of a comic relief without getting too cheesy.

    The previous cods Ive kinda stopped caring about the main plot halfway through. I liked modern warfare, but black ops just got too... messy in the end.