[Official] What are you playing?

  • 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.

  • I'm on chapter 6 of Blue Reflection, a game I really shouldn't have dropped.

    I've a few niggles so far. While the opening chapters are admittedly quite strong, the game soon drifted into a quite lot of repetition. The pacing isn't very good and I could see it turning quite a few people off. The other issue I have lies in the design in that it's far too easy to break the game. While this is still all down to the player and how they wish to approach the game ,a limitation to the social mechanics, as seen in the likes of Persona, could have easily remedied the problem; as it is now, you can abuse the social ability to bond with your friends over and over again and thus become overpowered far too early in the game.

    Thankfully though the setting, characters, robust battle system and a wonderful new twist on the magical girl genre keeps you invested. The graphics are gorgeous and it all just really settles you. I can't recommend it enough to be honest, that is if you like relaxing, slice of life RPG'S.

  • F1 2018
    Driving games are the best way for me to deal with gaming fatigue. After Sekiro I didn't feel like playing nothing and as this one is on gamepass I decided to give it a try. Oh boy, this is intense and a well needed change from the last games I've played (RDR2/Below/Ashen/RE2/DMC5/Sekiro).

  • Watching MK11 gameplays made me boot up Injustice 2 once again. Working up on playing as Red Hood now, just to mix it up a bit since I basically main as Supergirl ever since finishing the story mode.

  • I'm about to say something that is going to make me lose my street cred.

    Path of Exile is better than Diablo 2 and Diablo 3. Yep. I said it. It's true. No dissenting opinions can be proven accurate.

    I've barely made it two Act II (with two separate characters) but I just love the amount of freedom you're given with your character. The skill tree may be set in stone but it's so large you can go any direction with it. You can equip whatever you want, you can use whatever skills you want, you are just given the choice to make all sorts of different builds if you want. This game is giving me a feeling I haven't had since the first time I played the original Diablo and it's a very, very good thing.

    @El-Shmiablo I'm glad I listened to your recommendation and tried it out!

  • @sabotagethetruth Ughh stop making me want to play this game, people!

    How's the world and lore? Is it as captivating as Diablo's?

  • @axel There's a lot there to dig into, which I was surprised with. As captivating... well, that one is pretty subjective but it's free so only one way to find out.

    Play it. Join us.

  • @sabotagethetruth I want to play it but I'm afraid that it's gonna devour my life for good. The last time I played something like this, it was Torchlight II, and god damn that game made me mess up my semester grades.

  • Been playing a lot of fable 1

    Holds up good

  • @bigdude1 I've always been interesting in playing Fable 1, I enjoyed 2 a lot even though I think it is easily one of the worst games I've ever played, and overall a very poorly made game, I remember it just have some weird charm and just been fun to mess around in.

  • @bard91 cant relate , loved the whole trilogy

  • @bard91 said in [Official] What are you playing?:

    @bigdude1 I've always been interesting in playing Fable 1, I enjoyed 2 a lot even though I think it is easily one of the worst games I've ever played, and overall a very poorly made game, I remember it just have some weird charm and just been fun to mess around in.

    You enjoyed the worst game you've ever played a lot??

  • @bigdude1 said in [Official] What are you playing?:

    @bard91 cant relate , loved the whole trilogy

    I enjoyed all three as well. The problems with Fable III are hard to ignore though.

  • @sheria I think it is in many many ways an absolutely terrible game, but yes I found it to be a lot of fun despite how bad it was in many aspects, and how it absolutely failed in doing what it aimed to do. I didn't say it was the absolute worst game ever, and guess I could say other more broken games I've played are worse, and sure a bit of hyperbole, but I for sure think Fable 2 is a game that was very poorly made.

  • @sheria Fable 3 holds up as one of my favorite games ever, but it is still hot garbage. As you said, those games just have a charm that makes you want to push through.

  • what specifically did you guys dislike about fable 3?

  • @bigdude1 I only played like 5 hours, but from what I recall nothing in that game was good, to be more specific.

    • it looked bad

    • the characters and story were completely uninteresting

    • the menu in the hall thing is one of the single worst ideas I've ever seen in a game

    • ridiculous loading times

    • the humour didn't hit the mark

    • the combat remained uninteristing

    • social mechanics were pretty dumb and shallow

    • the world and stages felt incredibly small

    Some of this also apply to Fable 2 tbh, but from my little experience with 3, it was just dreadful, and not even fun despite how bad it was like 2.

  • Fable 3 had a really cool ending, its a shame you didnt get that far.

  • Finished Disc 2 of FF VII last night, and with that I'm officially further in than I ever made it as a kid.

    I still remembered that Hojo fight and the stairs leading up to it, it all came back to me. I was stuck forever on him back then, and now I wrecked him on my first try, no challenge at all. Gonna try to wrap it up tonight, I'm not going for 100% or optional Weapons.

  • I think I've officially dropped FF8 from my rotation. I haven't touched it in months and I realized last night that I have no desire to return to it at this moment. Maybe some day.
    In the meantime, I've added in FF12. This is a game I've been meaning to revisit for years, and am happy I can finally do so now that it's on the switch. I thought it was pretty tedious when I was younger and quit it at around the part where you get to the dungeons. I think I just didn't know what I wanted back then because this game is great. I really dig the combat and gambit system, both of which were major turn offs for me when I first played. Surprisingly good story thus far, and I really appreciate all the little ways it feels like it belongs in the same world as Tactics. Can't wait to get back to it.