[Official] What are you playing?

  • 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.

  • Sekiro: I beat Jiraiya!

  • Okami HD

    A game that has been recommended to me countless times and I've never had a chance to play finally entered my life recently. I don't even need to say it, but the visuals in this game are downright unique and mesmerizing. As a person that generally doesn't care for Zelda games, I was worried I would only appreciate the visuals here but they do a great job of building the world, characters, and the threat that I absolutely do care about what's happening. While combat isn't the most complicated thing ever, it's varied enough to be interesting and I still have quite a few weapons left to unlock. While I appreciate how creative some of the paintbrush techniques have been, they don't always seem to trigger when they should and they can sometimes be a bit of a burden - creating lily pads to cross water is slightly tedious for example. Still, I completely understand why this game is held in high regards and I can't wait to get farther in it.

    Path of Exile

    I've been playing a mobile game called Bit Heroes recently which has a severe grind and randomized loot so my urges to get better stats have been increased and Path of Exile is also helping to scratch that itch. While my sessions with this game have been short, it feels much more like Diablo 2 than Diablo 3 in the fact that you are given so much freedom in how to make your builds. The skills you gain are mostly up to you and the passive skill tree is one of the largest things I've ever seen. It certainly doesn't help that this is free to play but feels very much like a paid game.

  • Hitman 2 - awesome. Don't know why I waited so long to get it. Actually it's because I'm cheap - but it finally went on sale! Only completed the first 2 missions but really enjoying it.

  • Got to mission 8 of DMC V, it keeps getting a bit better by each mission. I'm also finally starting Persona 4 Golden on Easy just because I think I'll enjoy the combat way less here than in P5, and because I want to rush through it a bit. Really good first impressions story wise.

  • Finally started making some solid progress on Trails in the Sky SC. Just hit chapter 4 and I'm really enjoying it so far. Does anyone know where (or if) I can find information on when the cutscenes should play? I'm playing through Steam Play on Ubuntu and you have to disable the movies to play through Wine. I'd like to watch them, but would like to do it while I'm playing the game and not spoil anything.

  • Borderlands on PS4, specifically hoping back and forth between BL1 and the Australian one.

  • I got my hands on a copy of DBZ fighters, everything from the visual presentation to the music has made a huge impact on me. Would love to see Dragon Quest or Sailor Moon get this same treatment. I feel at odds with Yakuza 0, Sega including games like Outrun are a huge plus along with dance and karaoke games. The story can take a back seat too often and the side quest do a great job of building the world but feel like fetch quest.

  • The Elder Scrolls: Blades

    Despite the internet deciding this game is trash, I figured I'd give it a spin for myself. I honestly don't understand why everyone is calling it garbage but I still don't think it's fantastic either. Combat is pretty dull (as it is in all Elder Scrolls games), environments are surprisingly varied, and I do like the aspect of rebuilding a town. Everyone seems focused on the timers used to open chests but they didn't bother me much - I can't think of a free-to-play mobile game that doesn't have some sort of timer system used to limit how much you can actually play. To be fair, you can play as much as you want with this one, you just won't obtain new chests until the old ones open. Fallout Shelter also had timers that were very similar but no one batted an eye, yet The Elder Scrolls following suit makes it trash. This seemingly follows the same trend of Fallout 76 getting slammed by people for issues that were present in the very much praised Fallout 4. It's trendy to hate Bethesda I guess.

    Will I personally keep playing it? I've been rather addicted to Bit Heroes lately and my life has only room for one mobile game at the moment. It's still installed on my phone though, so I'll check in from time to time.

  • After what must have been ages, I finally returned to RDR2. I definitely missed this game, gonna progress through the story for a bit before jumping to Sekiro.