[Official] What are you playing?

  • I've got a bad case of Dumb Brain so games like Baba Is You aren't usually my cup of tea but damnit, I'm gonna try anyway.

  • Entered World Tier 3 the other night in The Division 2. Still going strong, highly enjoying it.

  • I've been playing Grim Fandango and enjoying it so far, but mostly I just want to say.

    It's so good to play a game that has people that can actually speak Spanish and not have stupid grammar mistakes, it really should not be that hard but it is so often that we get games and movies with people that clearly are not spanish speakers and didn't learn to speak it properly, and that don't even have the decency of spell checking the lines, honestly it just seems like most of the times they ask the first latino they can find how to say something, and it so often just doesn't work. It is just nice to see they cared.

  • Today I started three games which is highly unusual for me.

    • Far Cry Primal
    • Mortal Kombat XL
    • Middle-earth: Shadow of War

  • I wanted to play a bit of Catherine in anticipation of full body, so I got the PC version to kinda refresh my memories of it for a bit, I love this game.

  • Tonight I started a game called Space Channel 5: Part 2, which I can only describe as the most batshit crazy game I have ever played. It honestly borders on fever-dream at some points, and the fact that it is almost entirely in Japanese doesn't help to alleviate that.

    It's a musical rhythm game in which you listen to inputs (like "left" and "hey") and then press the corresponding button. On the outside it seems like any other rhythm game, but once you get going it quickly becomes a beautifully quirky mess, and I mean that in the best way. It raises so many questions. Why is this reporter saving the world? Why is the president literally named "Peace?" Why is everybody dancing? Why is Michael Jackson in it? I doubt I'll ever get answers to these questions, and honestly there probably aren't any answers to them, which is okay. I'm just happy being along for the ride.

    Youtube Video

  • @capnbobamous

    One my all time favourites. I actually have the PAL PS2 version of it, it's become quite a rare find now, never quite understood why the Dreamcast version stayed in Japan. I've lost track of just how many times I've completed both games now, my favourite parts of 2 are the battle with Pudding and the final boss.

  • As for me, I've fired up another game I started but got distracted from and that's Mirrors Edge Catalyst. I do still prefer the original, but this is truly great as well, shame it was so overlooked.

  • I went off 3D Dot Game Heroes so went to another from my Tackle the Backlog: Grand Theft Auto 4. I bought it day one but went backpacking for 2 months the following week. I can't remember if I ever went back to it but I do know that, at some point, the friends and slippery driving got to me and I hard quit. I think I'm maybe 25% in now but am having a great time this time around. Hopefully I the luster doesn't wear off.

  • I've been playing GTA Vice City... on my Android phone! Got a Play Store gift card and a new phone as so I tried it out. I've been very busy lately, no access to my PS4 so no console games, and this kept me entertained. It runs very well on my phone and i don't hate touch controls, so this is great so far. The game's more simple gameplay and structure (compared to newer GTAs) actually works very well in mobile form. I never finished this game before, maybe this is the time to do it?

  • @sheria Yeah it's a bizarre treat. Sometimes the inputs are a little off, but not enough to where it ruins my time with the game.

  • I've been playing a lot of Sekiro, and my conclusion? It's like Nioh, minus the fun, lol.

  • @minamik I hope Nioh 2 has less weapon/armour collecting/managing. That and grinding were the ones that held it back. Like if I complete the main story and am +50 lvl below DLC and some sidequests, that is not a nice thing to have. Like I spent 2 whole days just to get my level high enough to not get wiped out easily.

  • Picked up some games I missed: Uncharted: Lost Legacy, Far Cry 5, Spiderman, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Ni No Kuni II. I finished Uncharted quite quickly and fired up Far Cry last night. It started well and I've got to say, I really like the setting and villain so far.

  • Playing Path of Exile since it released on PS4.
    For those not in the know, PoE is a fantastic free2play ARPG. You can play the game without spending a cent (unless you REALLY want some cosmetics) though if you are going to get into the game's meta, which can be incredibly deep if you want it to be, it is highly encouraged to buy a few extra stash tabs, especially the ones that keep track of the various currencies and maps, though that will only cost you a few dollars at most.
    Other than that what you'll get is a really superb and engrossing game that is very regularly updated with huge amounts of content accessible to all players.

    PSN ID: ElShmiablo if anybody wants to hop on some time.

  • I tried playing a modern, realistic football game last year and didn't enjoy it for even a few seconds. Decided to try something on pretty much the exact opposite end of the spectrum this morning and started playing NFL Blitz 2001 on my Nintendo 64. I feel like a dumbass for getting so heated and trashtalking the AI when I play stuff like this but if anything that (and the fact that I've already probably played it for a good four hours despite not giving a single solitary shit about football as a sport) means it's probably doing something right.

  • Picked up Final Fantasy VII on Switch.

    I only played it back when it first came out, but I was young and my English was very limited, so I honestly don't even know how I made it all the way to the end of Disc 2, but then I got stuck there against a boss and could never beat him (I think my only save was right before the boss and I couldn't go back to buy items or anything).

    It feels very weird to replay it now, I recognize almost every location, every screen, every music theme is a like a huge nostalgia hit. But at the same time I feel like I'm experiencing (and understanding) the story for the very first time, so much flew over my head back then!

    The world and the plot are immediately engaging, and actually more relevant than ever. However the writing (or at least the localization) is downright abysmal. There are lines that are literally nonsensical, seemingly misunderstood by whoever translated them. Characters will say things that seem out of context, or it'll feel like another character should be saying their line, or you don't know what they're referring to. It makes some scenes very hard to follow.

    I'm loving it though. The soundtrack is god-tier and the combat system is classic JRPG but there's nothing wrong with that.

    I'm only 3 hours in but I can't help picturing how every story beat could be done in the remake and it's making me extremely excited. This game deserves a modern remake, I hope Square Enix doesn't mess this up because it could seriously be a masterpiece if done right.

  • Rocking Sekiro, pretty much almost finished (I think). Gunning for the platinum trophy has been a good uphill climb the whole way through. Really enjoying the music and environments more than any other Soulsborne game. All around a total pleasure.

    That being said, I've been pushing through so mang difficult games recently (Bloodborne and Hollow Knight earlier this month) that I'm feeling burnt out on getting stomped. Thinking of moving into something super chill like Captain Toad or maybe a visual novel.

    Happy gaming to everybody else!

  • After putting more time into Sekiro, I've become more and more convinced that it's actually a Naruto game in disguise.

  • @momohara Captain Toad is fantastic. It's probably my favorite Wii U game.