[Official] What are you playing?

  • @zindenga I haven't played much of the genre recently unfortunately, so I'm pretty dry on recommendations. I do have three games that I want to try out: Return of the Obra Dinn, Disco Elysium and The Darkside Detective. Also, keep an eye for the upcoming remaster of the Blade Runner game, I've been wanting to try that out for a long time.

  • @bam541 Thanks! The first two are already on my list, but the third one I haven't heard of. Definitely gonna check it out!

  • Final Fantasy 7 remake

    Final Fantasy war of the visions

  • I played MediEvil (PS4) for a couple hours. The combat is so simple and kinda clunky, but it's more fun than I expected. I like the art style, it can look really beautiful at times (especially the skybox). I also like the level designs so far, I'm 5 levels in and each level feels quite distinct, despite the first 4 levels being basically in the same area (graveyard).

    The biggest annoyance so far for me is the checkpoint system: it seems that there's none of it. Currently I'm doing a side quest level. The boss here is pretty tough, and everytime I die I restart at the very beginning. I have to traverse back to the boss while also collecting essential objective items. It's a PS1 game alright, there no mistaking it.

  • @bam541 said in [Official] What are you playing?:

    checkpoint system

    One of the key parts of a game. Hate it when it's awful and make you go through all of the things that you've already done.

  • I bought Mini Metro a week or two ago since it looked neat, and it is. Had my fill pretty quick but it's the kinda game you can just play a round or two and then get on with your day so that's not really a knock against it.
    Also decided to give Okami another go, originally played it about a decade ago but never finished it. Going really slowly at it (like, I started it two weeks ago and I'm barely 8 hours in slowly) since unlike most games I play right now this is something I wanna get all-in on instead of just idly playing while a podcast is on or whatever and sometimes life is just not willing to let you do that, but whatever I'm enjoying it.
    Speaking of something to idly play while a podcast is on I also recently dusted off my copy of Everybody's Golf. I'm not good at it, but it is fun.

  • This weekend I tried out some more games on the SNES classic. Have to say, I'm really getting into this console. I've even got my eyes on some other SNES games I want to play on the 3DS Virtual Console. What an awesome console!

    First of is Contra III: The Alien Wars. I'm not into action platformers, but actually liked the top-down level. Probably wouldn't have reached it if I didn't discover you could change the difficulty in the options. 7 lives and easy please! Stopped when I died on stage 3 and had to start all over again. Not my cup of tea.

    I've never been into Kirby games, and Kirby Super Star might actually be my first one. It's a platformer that focus on fun level design instead of difficulty, which I like. Haven't tried out all the games... yet. Beat Spring Breeze and Dyna Blade, and am now trying out The Great Cave Offensive. Positively surprised with this game.

    Didn't have high expectations of Star Fox 2 after playing the original. I actually beat this one though, and found it generally more enjoyable. Proabably because it was easier. The whole overworld map thingy was pretty neat, even if it means more small battles instead of longer, more intricate stages. Transforming my ship was a fun surprise!

    Finally, Super Punch-Out!!. Don't like fighting games, but then again this isn't actually a fighting game to my surprise. It's the good kind of frustrating, where I just want to try again because I know exactly what I did wrong. Got to the champion of the minor circuit and lost. Will probably go back and kick his but. Don't think I can leave it like this.

  • @zindenga I also played Super Punch-Out!! for the first time about a month ago, and man get ready for a lot more ass-kickings!

    I had to look up strategy videos AND abuse the save states like a maniac to beat the final circuit, it gets ridiculously hard. But it's a very unique game, and those giant sprites are still gorgeous today.

  • I'm playing Metal Gear Solid 2. Not going to lie, I'll probably wont finish it. But I'll try!!! Back in the day I couldn't stomach the first PS Metal Gear for it's style over gameplay, never finished it and probably never will. Well... playing Metal Gear 2 in 2020 is agonizing.

  • @axel I was stuck at the bear-hugger guy for so long until I realized you can uppercut. That's what I get for not reading the manual I guess.

  • I may have spent $50 on a baseball game on the Switch despite not even liking Baseball in the first place and I may be having more fun with it than anticipated.

  • I started Yakuza 3 today and holy shit I'm loving it. It's like it has renewed a love for the series that I didn't even know needed to be renewed. I only just made it to Chapter 4, but so far it has been so jolly, and Okinawa is such a wonderful setting. All of the new secondary characters are really fun, and helping these kids resolve their child-like conflicts has been one of the greatest joys I've had in recent gaming.

    This is also the most fun I've had with the combat in the series. I don't know if its more streamlined or perhaps more arcade-y, but man am I having a blast hitting dudes. It just feels better than it ever has, which is ironic since this is the oldest one I've played.

  • Played for a while the System Shock demo. Last time I played the original was in 94/95, so I can't recall how fateful it is, but it does a great job in capturing the spirit of the original while looking modern.

  • Playing Xenoblade Chronicles Definite Edition. Got to the Ether Mines. This is the third time I bought the game (Wii,3ds, and this) and am loving all the changes they made to make it easy to do sidequests. I did nearly all of them up to this point and am completely engrossed in the game. Also liking the new armors in the game and the ability to have fashion armor.

  • Almost finished with Mega Man Zero from the Legacy Collection, and finally got PSO2 working on PC so might switch from Xbox to that. For some reason i haven't gone back to FF VII Remake but i should keep playing that too.

  • xenoblade definitive edition
    xenosaga episode 1

  • I tried Just Cause 3 and Control on PS Now but didn't enjoy either. Instead I've gone back to finally finish The Saboteur.

  • As I was playing Dirt Rally 2 with just a normal controller I felt I really needed a Driving Wheel this time. Don’t know how I managed Dirt Rally (1) without. I bought one, the Logitech G29.
    Problem is I never used a Driving Wheel before and even with one, I have no reference, since I have no driving license. Setting up the Wheel with various games is not easy, there are a few hundred settings for force feed back and sometimes even dependent on the game and the car you drive. I need to rely on setup files found on the www. I have to get really used to it and for now, I cannot say my lap times are better. Dirt Rally is a difficult game anyway. But combined with a VR headset it is deeply immersive. I also played Project Cars in VR, which has a lot better performance than Dirt Rally and as soon as it was on sale I brought Project Cars 2, which looks better and Wheel setup is a bit easier or simplified. Driving alone on the Nordschleife to get used to the driving Wheel, and it is still stressing me out. Setup with Wheel and VR is occasionally a bit time consuming as well. I looked for a more relaxing experience and since it was on sale last week I brought Euro Truck Simulator and American Truck Simulator for 5€ each. First one is 8years old now but gets regular updates and DLCs, has modding support and a VR beta. … Truck Simulator might sound boring – because it is – but it’s also awesome. Bought all location DLC for 20€ … Just driving in Europe from city to city, basically just a delivery service and building up your own company. On the Radio you can listen to your own music files or have a radio station streams. Modding support also lets you drive regular cars, so you are not limited to 80kmh. Probably playing it until I have the best Trucks and seen the most routes and then dropping it. Did the same with Elite Dangerous, which I played for 200 hours.

  • My MGS2 attempt was a failure. No thanks.

    Playing Life is Strange 2, completely random pick unaware of how it relates with current events... Damn that opening shook me. How things went from a normal day to life collapsing before my eyes was pretty effective.

  • Deliver us the moon with added vertigo