[Official] What are you playing?

  • Is it bad, that I'm still - even after two months - playing a mobile game on my smartphone (and parallel on my pc in an emulator)?

    Azur Lane is just so much fun... And y'know... gotta catch'em all...

    I like the artstyle and the entertaining (bullet hell) fights. It is also surprising fair for a free 2 play game (on a level with something like Warframe). Thx to a fast rollout of new content and (limited time) events, there is always something new to achieve and collect. Of course you then want to level all your ship-waifus, equip them with the best possible gear and maybe even marry them. And it is also always fun to experiment with new or different fleet combinations in PvE or PvP.

    At the moment i'm trying to finish the retrofit for my USS Laffey.

    Azur Lane

    And the (limited time) event "Visitors from another dimension" (Trailer) just ended. As a collaboration with the Hyperdimension Neptunia JRPG Franchise, it had 8 Event-Ships (the four heros from the rpgs and their cpu forms), a Eventstory, Eventmaps. Also included where 4 additional cosmetic skins for the cpu forms and a new themed set for the dorm.

    Azur Lane

    I had the luck to add all 8 ships into my collection and was reminded how fair Azur Lane is. There are always some event ships which are very easily (and with with little time commitment) collectible (either as event gift, as easy obtainable loot on event maps or as reward for a casual player friendly quest). Even gatcha resources are easy to get and gatcha rates are usually very fair (compared to other gatcha games). Only players who want to "catch'em all", have to prepare for upcoming events, take their time grinding during the event or spend some money to shorten the grind. So far, i never missed a time limited event ship and I consider myself an average player in Azur Lane. Only the cosmetic event skins (and the completion of the themed event set) require money.

    Azur Lane

  • I've been playing almost nothing but Battlefield V for a couple of hours every day since last time i posted here, and Tetris Effect here and there too. The December update for BFV just rolled out and it's cool. The Last Tiger war story is really good, the Panzerstorm map is fun, and the Tides of War stuff adds a lot to the progression system. I can't believe they messed up the Practice Range though. Anyway, i think i need to stop playing BFV for a bit since i still have RDR2, DQXI and Mega Man XI waiting to be finished, but man it's been a blast, it's really hard to put down. Still needs more bug fixes though.

    Also, Tetris Effect makes me realize how bad i am with Tetris. Gotta break my limits though, i need more time to listen to the wonderful songs.

  • I've been jumping all over the place so let's get down to it.

    Fortnite Season 7

    Some really great changes already. Zip lines are fun to use, planes add an entirely new dimension to both combat and traversal, and being able to finally change the look of your guns/vehicles using "wraps" is such a good addition. They did remove some of my favorite spots (Flush Factory/Risky Reels) but showcasing player creations is going to be a enjoyable feature. I also won the very first game I played in the season, so that's a feel good moment.

    Cosmic Star Heroine

    I remember Bosman gushing about this on an older Frame Trap, so I picked it up on the cheap. Really thoughtful combat that is familiar yet unique and allows for a lot of choice and flexibility for how you tackle most encounters. The story doesn't feel like anything special yet but the characters are growing on me.


    Playing this game single player is a blast, I love having different objectives to aim for and most of the game types are interesting. Playing this online was one of the buggiest experiences I've ever encountered. Maybe their servers were overloaded because of all the PS Plus players, but woof... I'd constantly load into games that didn't exist, load into games with 2 seconds left, explode before I was even given a chance to respawn/move, and all sorts of strange things that just didn't feel right. Maybe I'll try again later in the week to see if it was a fluke.

  • I'm obviously playing the Persona dancing games, I'll have o play them more to see how I end up feeling about them, but man I forgot how much of a blast just playing the game was.

  • @ezekiel Well I don't think you need to call the developers stupid because you didn't like the game.
    You are entitled to your opinion and luckily for you there are still plenty of games that aren't concerned with story.

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey
    I am having fun with this, even though it's certainly not perfect. It's great coming to this after RDR2. I might have adored RDR2 but it's nice to not worry about my horse being out of whistle range.... though I still accidentally killed someone when trying to talk to them.

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    @inustar You're right, they're not stupid. They're just giving the tasteless masses what they want, what sells, which is as bad. There are not plenty of other (fun) games. Film envy has infected almost the whole AAA industry. I don't wanna be forced to just play indie and Nintendo games (as much as I like my Switch). There are good ways to copy cinema. This is the lazy, boring way.

  • @sabotagethetruth Glad to hear ONRUSH is a good experience for playing single player. It was on my buy list after Bloodworths review, but now its free! I was curious if playing solo is rewarding, I am not sure what to expect since it's such a unique racing game.

  • @cptcobblepot I don't think its as robust or as rewarding, but for an hour or two, it's a blast. Gives me some Burnout vibes, even if you're not technically racing.

  • Cosmic Star Heroine

    There's a huge Resident Evil 2 nod/reference in this game!

    There's a side quest to explore the police station which is infested with zombies. You have to put jewels in eyes of statues, play a piano after finding sheet music, and the main boss is the police chief that looks a whole lot like Tyrant.

    It has really grown on me overall. I think some of the battles can take just a wee bit too long at the end of the game (at least I think I'm near the end?) but the combat is the highlight of the game, so I don't mind too much.

    Rock Band 4

    I got a really odd itch to play plastic guitars (and I've been playing real ones too) so I booted this bad boy up after a few years of inactivity. I was blown away by the number of DLC songs available... over 2,000. There's also the Rivals DLC to purchase, but I can't afford it currently. I'm sure I'll drop this in a week or so but I can see some long nights ahead for me.

  • slowly grinding to get trophies for NBA 2k19 today

  • I'm playing Spyro Trilogy and it's a great game.
    I'm also playing Danganronpa on the Vita.
    I thought the first trial was great even though it was easy to solve who did it and probably my favourite trial so far.
    The second trial wasn't as great but it was harder to solve and had a twist.
    Hopefully I would finish both by the end of the work week and play both games sequel

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    Something else I miss about the old God of Wars are the grandiose, trumpeting soundtracks that made it feel like an epic. Because this is a walk and talk and you have to listen to them chatter, all of that is gone. The music rarely plays outside of battles now, making the whole thing more depressing.

  • @iboshow Danganronpa 2 is such a good trip. Probably my favorite thing I've played this year, or at least tied with Hollow Knight.

  • @sabotagethetruth Right now I'm up to the 4th trial. The third trial was good but I feel like the mystery about the school is more intriguing than the acts of crime. I would like to know how it changes in Ultra Despair Girls and the sequel.

  • @iboshow The sequel is going to appear very, very similar at first. There's a method to the madness, stick with it. Ultra Despair Girls is vastly different since it's mostly a third person shooter. I'd say it's the best case I can think of where "swimming in 7s" applies.

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    Like Burnout had a baby with Motorstorm. Soooo fun.

  • Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm and soon to be playing some Counter Strike GO :P

  • Just the first few minutes of Atelier Rorona, it is clearly a low budget game, but I like the premise and goddammit is it freaking adorable.

  • Children of Zodiarcs

    I generally jive pretty well with SRPGs and when I saw this one had deck-building mechanics similar to some board/card games, I was really on board. Critically, it seemed to review well but the user score is abysmal, mostly it looks like due to difficulty, so that made it an easy choice to start the game on normal. I'm only on about the sixth mission or so currently, but I'm having a good time. The deck and dice building doesn't seem as robust as I initially thought, but that could just be because I'm not far enough in the game. It's giving me Fire Emblem vibes so far - what I mean by that is I don't care at all about the story, but the combat is fun. Interested to see how this changes and evolves throughout the game.