[Official] What are you playing?

  • @binarymelon It's such a delightful game!

  • Judgment. Sank probably 40h in though 7 of it was because I passed out and other 7 on Blackjack or restarting it because of bad RNG.
    Combat is fun but targeting with a wallkick is not great. I like chase sections.

  • Auto Chess

    The original game, not Dota Underlords or Teamfight Tactics since i don't play Dota or LoL, i've no interest in the lore of these games. I'm currently Knight-4 (Lv. 11), Win rate on ranked is at 9% out of 31 matches which i guess isn't very high but Top 3 rate is 30%.

    Demon is the most OP race in my opinion: you can only have one in your formation to get the bonus and it's not worth creating a build around them but having it one early or when you are starting to lose, it is incredibly useful.

    For the most part the system is fair but sometimes you wonder how a player got 2 3 stars chess pieces at round 10 (which is very early and that is an insane advantage) and even the AI is stupid (ignoring enemies with low health) which can lead you to defeat despite having the better team (particularly annoying when you are trying to catch up), plus some random bug like you defeat the strongest player in the match and somehow his HP isn't going down.

    I haven't messed with the currency yet, they give you candies as rewards for logging in, completing quests, or for finishing top 3 or 5 in each match, but it seems you can only spend them on things like avatar pics or emoji.

    Overall it's fun, my main criticism is with matches being a tad too long (10-15 minutes, sometimes even 20): they could do ranked matches with less players like 4 instead of 8.

    Demikids: Light Version

    This is part of my journey on catching up with the Megami Tensei franchise: previously I played Strange Journey (really liked it but it's hard), SMTI (i like its story and atmosphere a lot, unfortunately it didn't age great because of the samey 3D SNES environments), the mobile game Dx2 Liberation and played very little of SMT IV.

    Demikids was meant to appeal to younger audiences, so it's nowhere near as dark or controversial but it keeps the same premise of balance between good and bad, law and chaos this time split into two games much like Pokémon with exclusive demons in each version, but story also changes entirely: if you pick Demikids Light you follow the path of law on Valhalla, while Dark is the path of chaos through the Dem. I chose Light only because i know it's easier and shorter (10-15 hours) so i'm more motivated to finish it, and maybe i'll try the other one after.

    Visuals are similar with other GBA games, i like the demons design, more colorful than other SMT games (not that i prefer it but it's a nice twist on the old designs), music and sound effects are meh or sometimes even bad.

    Gameplay is mostly SMT with some idea taken from Pokémon:

    • You recruit demons by talking/negotiating, you level them up through fusing weaker demons (i've heard there is a more complex fusion system in the Dark version), standard SMT.
    • Your main demon (Nakama) follows you in the overworld and you can ride it to go faster -> take that Let's Go Pikachu / Eevee!
    • There is an Auto battle option to ease the grinding (which isn't even a lot here) like all SMT games -> why Pokémon doesn't have that?
    • You have an item called Vinecom which works exactly like the Pokédex, but it also give you stats on your current demons.
    • You can rename your demons.

    So far i enjoyed what i played of it.

    Tetris 99

    Gotta earn that Splatoon 2 skin. I played with the Pro controller using the d-pad on low sensitivity, in a way that was an extra challenge: it actually was mostly fine, but i prefer the split buttons on the left joycon. I wish they raised the bar though, or add more Splatoon tracks if you keep playing because if you consistently finish in the top 20 or top 10 or win you get those 100 points very quickly.

    Tropico 4

    I often go back to it because Tropico is a summer game, it's nice to replay, building cities, doing missions and enjoying some great latin music. Tropico 4 is my favourite in the series, cause it has tons of contents with the DLCs, it modernized the gameplay while keeping the charm of the original game.

  • Started Trails to zero im enjoying it so far only about 90 mins in am i right to say that its a more difficult game?

  • DQB2: Addiction

  • @gageblackw23 I cannot, for the love of god, find my copy of Demikids Light. And I never even got to play it. I don't imagine it could compare to the stronger SMT games but nonetheless, I wanna do the whole dang series.

  • Some people call eggplant, "aubergine." Some people are weirdos. Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a weirdo.

  • AS much as i liked the music in sky and cold steel the music and zero is a step above.

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

    Some people call eggplant, "aubergine." Some people are weirdos. Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a weirdo.

    It is an aubergine.🍆

  • I think i am an hour away from beating A Plague Tale: Innocence.
    Being streaming the whole thing on my twitch and youtube by the way.

  • DQB2: Didn't expect the story to be nearly as interesting as it is so far.

  • Sekiro
    About 15-20h in. Combat is ok but sometimes feel unresponsive. Camera control is so bad that I'm constantly swearing. A. I. is also all over the place. The more I play, the more I wished this would have been a Tenchu game instead.
    Just gonna continue and see if my mind changes for it.

  • Im 15 hours in zero no keseki/Trails of Zero and im really enjoying it. this is more of a direct sequel then Cold Steel is which takes place at the same time.
    Zero takes no time to reintroduce you to old faces but uses them just enough the game play is pretty much the same adding some features that will evolve again in Cold Steel.

  • Got back into RDR 2, man I miss this game. Just reached chapter 5, can't say I didn't expect where this ended up but it's really fun seeing the chaos of it all. What a mess, these gang of thieves.

  • I was playing Metal Gear V... The prologue was kind of annoying but wtv most games tend to be. A bit too silly too. Played the first mission in Afghanistan and enjoyed it right until the end when it became silly again. Uninstalled it.

  • Just finished Judgment. It's no Yakuza Zero, but it's real good if you like these kinds of games.

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

    @gageblackw23 I cannot, for the love of god, find my copy of Demikids Light. And I never even got to play it. I don't imagine it could compare to the stronger SMT games but nonetheless, I wanna do the whole dang series.

    I'm playing it emulated since the game never came out here in EU, i usually buy games but in this case i would have to buy a US or Japanese GBA and then find a copy, it sounds so complicated.

    I think it's a game worth checking in this day and age where some people feel Game Freak is too conservative with Pokémon, it's interesting to see a different perspective on a similar concept. One interesting note is that while it is for kids, the game is not that easy, it doesn't treat you like an idiot which is nice.

  • Well i think i may have spoiled the identity of someone in Zero no kesiki by playing cold steel first

  • Tried out Strider (2014). I like how Hiryu controls movement wise, climbing on the sides of surfaces is pretty fun, and how the game looks graphically. The combat is very simple, mostly I'm just mashing Square and blasting through most enemies easily. There's not much reward in killing enemies so I'm more inclined to just get through them as fast as I can, and this indirectly makes the enemies way more annoying because they can disrupt my movement quite easily. Boss fights so far are very underwhelming. This will probably end up being a podcast game soon.

    Also, I think Souls fatigue has completely taken over me. Can't even play Sekiro for more than an hour without aggressively yawning. Not saying Sekiro's bad, it's awesome and it brought a lot of cool mechanics that I really enjoy into the Souls formula. I guess I'll be skipping Souls-esque games for a while.

  • Dragon Quest 2. Great game so far. Like the first, I recommend a guide. I never would have figured out half of the things so far and would have walked away long ago. Still, the DQ charm is there and I'm enjoying it.