[Official] What are you playing?

  • Getting back into Halo Master Chief Collection now that i have my series x. so nostaligic for me.
    haven't played my Halo since about 2015 because how broken and slow the Xbone was. loved how seamless it was transferring my save data was since it was all still backed up in the cloud even after all this time ")

  • @yoshi

    I never played the abysmal XBO version, but I got MCC on PC and 60fps with a wider field of view on Halo 3 has made this the most immersive and fun game for me in all of 2020. I've poured like 50 hours into Halo 3 multiplayer and it doesn't even have all the community stuff that the 360 did. The game is just that fun on its on. No skins, no upgrade trees, no XP nonsense. Just FUN. 343i hasn't done a fantastic job with the series but Halo MCC is awesome.

    I started watching Mike & Mike play Dark Souls 3 so I decided to hop in. I haven't played since my OG PS4. I can't tell if the performance is better or not on PS4 Pro, but the game seems to be running pretty smooth which is very nice. I really love the heck outta this game, but I double down on saying its a Greatest Hits compilation of the Souls series. I feel weirdly nostalgic playing a game that's as recent as 2016.

  • Tried out Just Cause 4. Maybe it's because I have played nothing but great games recently, but man, this feels so janky and underwhelming. The game looks pretty wack too, the HDR looks so off to me. Might be a quick uninstall for me.

  • Bought Battlefield 1 on PS4. I played the PC version for probably like 50 hours back in 2016-2017, and I haven't played this since my previous laptop broke. I remember thinking that it was one of my favorite Battlefield games, and after playing it for around 5 hours, I think it holds up pretty well. I'm only familiar with the base content, and seeing the DLC stuff certainly helps making this game feel fresh again. There's even more weird ass guns now, I love it.

  • Does MXC count? Cause I've had this on in the background while working
    Watch OnlyMXC with me on Twitch! http://www.twitch.tv/onlymxc?sr=a

  • This just dropped on Gamepass. If anyone's into a cool mysterious game give it a try. The kind of game where you're drop in it without knowing what the hell is going on and what to do next. Very weird, dark, mysterious atmosphere. Probably because of Cyberpunk I won't stick with it but for now it has been an intriguing experience.

  • @phbz Just downloaded it probably won't play it for a while due to the same reason. In fact there is about 5 games that dropped on Gamepass this week that I want to check out.

  • @paulmci27 This is like a mix of Limbo with Dark Souls. Kicking my ass left and right but very engaging.

  • @phbz I read a quick review there. It mentions that the difficulty is brutal.

  • I'm near to the end of Uncharted: Golden Abyss and left the game for a bit because how frustrating it got. I stuck in shootout and stupid game design just makes it even more annoying. Guess will wait longer until get back to continue.

  • After a string of mildly embarrassing events, I ended up with a copy of Watch Dogs 1 instead of Watch Dogs 2 (which I was looking to replay on PS4, already ordered a copy of that as well). Never played the first game before, so it's a blessing in disguise, I guess. Just finished Act 1, and it's a pretty good time. It's not too far from what I expected: it's not as good as the sequel, but hey, I can't ask too much from franchise debuts. The worst thing about this game so far is that there's way too many vulgar sexual related stuff when it comes to the privacy breaching "lore", I feel like almost every conversation/scene I stumbled into has some sort of weird shit going on. It's not exactly the most exciting reward to hack into some random thing when all you get is a camera to a dude pretending to make out in the bathroom.

  • Bought Star Wars Squadrons a while back, and I was really disappointed with it, so I digged through my PS+ games and downloaded Strike Vector EX to help scratch the itch. Man, I wish there more games like this. I really like the setting and the aircraft designs, and it's a really fun and crazy space shooter.

  • I'm trying to play first Metro but it just doesn't pull me you know. I am at the beginning, the journey barely began but still just something about it makes me want to leave it and just read the plot from wiki then move on to the next one. I don't know, I'll try to progress more with the story before the new year but not holding so much hope.

  • Played about 4 hours of Deus Ex Mankind Divided. I only played half of the game years ago, so this is kinda like a new playthrough to me. I have to say, the game's opening felt a bit weak. The Dubai level is pretty neat design-wise since it introduces a lot of the Deus Ex design style well enough (like ventilation routes, breakable walls, etc), but story wise it's overwhelming and incoherent, and I didn't have enough time to process it until the game lets me off the hook later on. Once I got to the first hub world, the game really starts to get better, with the level design not holding back on allowing so much freedom. It feels really dense since there's a lot of small things to find, and because of that exploration feels quite rewarding. I pretty much stumbled upon 2 side quests by chance because I got carried away exploring the ventilations shafts and what not. Hopefully I can finish this soon.

  • I started to play original God of War on the PS Vita. Recently some rumours started that first game will get a remake, that is one of the reasons for me to start again but I also wanted it too. It plays nice beside some fps problems and more practical than connecting the old PS2 to a flat screen.

  • So I made a little podcast thing, or rather an attempt at one where I talk about a handful of things for way longer then I initially thought I did
    Youtube Video

  • Just started playing Control and I have to say, unless this takes a monumental dive at some point, I think it might end up being one of my favorite games.

  • @el-shmiablo It only gets better once you start unlocking new powers & see more varied environments. Learning more about the Lore as you progress is pretty interesting even though a lot of the word building is reading documents it makes sense within the context of the game.

  • I'm only a few hours in but... wow. I am just blown away by this game so far.
    You know that feeling you get when you are playing something truly great for the first time? That almost nostalgic feeling? Control has just been blasting my in the face with that so far and I love it.
    The combat is a low point for the game, but it isn't bad, just serviceable. Pretty much every encounter is me just throwing the environment at enemies and spamming the service weapon until my telekinesis recharges, but whatever, literally everything else is a solid 11/10 so I'm willing to overlook basic bitch combat.

  • @el-shmiablo

    I didn't really like Control very much. It has it's moments but the whole game is combat. I got so sick of holding R1 then whipping cabinets at faceless enemies. The weird camera cutting in dialogue and internal monologues reminded me of the worst parts of The Evil Within. It also ran horribly on PS4 Pro for me. Lots of chugging and texture loading, screen tear and all that fun stuff.

    It has it's moments, but I really didn't feel like I was playing anything special, but I had a fun time with it. I just don't think it's anything close to a GOTY or a great game. I'm all in for Control 2 because there is enough going on here to expand into an incredible sequel, but some of the esoteric storytelling and endless pieces of paper to collect and read was not my cuppa tea.