[Official] What are you playing?

  • Tried out SW Jedi Fallen Order with the PS5 upgrade. It's definitely way better than the frameskippy OG PS4 experience that I'm so used to, but it also makes me realize how janky the game can truly be. Abrupt transitions, weird animations, and other oddities are much more noticable now. I'm still having fun with the game, and I'll try to finish it relatively soon, but there's definitely stuff that bugs me. Still, playing this makes me want a sequel even more. I trust Respawn to make a polished game if they have the proper resources, and as someone who wanted an Uncharted-esque Star Wars game for pretty much half of my life at this point, this is the best one I got, so I really want them to knock things out of the park.

    Also, I just finished Castlevania III. The Castlevania games remain to be my favorite kind of 2D platformers. The game held up so well, despite retro game design annoyances showing up every now and then. Sypha best character.

  • @bam541

    Fallen Order would be much better if it stuck the linear path of intro level and don't go to hub-world design. Game never got better than the action of intro.

  • @scotty You should design games, you seem to have some brilliant ideas.

  • @paulmci27

    I know right!?

  • Played a bit of Halo multiplayer. Won't lose my mind over it since I'm not a fan of multiplayer but the map I've played - Fragmentation I think(?) - hs what a great map! Had a lot of fun.

    One thing I don't get in multiplayer games is why there isn't a system in place that when it detects that someone is constantly making noise in the chat it automatically mutes that microphone. Maybe even block it for a long time as punishment. Should be quite easy to automate a way to distinguish what's speech and what's noise. Moreso if it's someone who's always on for 10m. So frustrating.

  • @scotty I love the hub world design, I feel like Fallen Order in particular would get boring if it just stayed linear, lol. Most of the fun for me is exploration aspect of the game. I do appreciate them putting more linear set pieces here and there to makes things feel more varied.

  • Started playing Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP to hype myself for Jett. It is nothing like I expected and it's pretty neat, weird, surreal, and confusing. It's kinda like I'm being gently pulled by the hand by someone in a forest, walking to who knows where. The game told me that I should take a break so I'll continue playing tomorrow, lol.

  • Kena. Bridge of Spirits- I'm only a few hours in but besides the visuals it's all pretty average. Combats got no feedback on weight and your so close to the action you can't see things coming from behind. Puzzles are "look for the thing to interact in the environment with" type so basically non existent. It opens up a bit to let you explore but you can't really with invisible walls and insta deaths. Story and characters are bland and you at least need one without the other. It might end up getting better in the second half, but I'd put in at Biomutant levels disappointing so far.

  • Been playing lots of Far Cry 6 both today and yesterday. I had my reservations about it and I bestowed my toaster strudel upon it for this final quarter of the year. So far I am not convinced that Far Cry 6 is worth £60 and is possibly my least-favourite Far Cry game. I don't care about the villain Castillo, I don't enjoy the game's knack for shoving the Spanish lexicon and slang down my throat, and the characters feel fake and forced. Yes it's still a beautiful open-world game with lots to do and the action is still as gratifying as it always was, but at this point I just don't care about the game or anything in it.

  • The Battlefield 2042 open beta has opened for everyone, and it is so good! As you would expect it is quite buggy, but they never really detract from the fun. The guns feel great, the gunplay is solid, and the battlefield has never been more chaotic. The sense of scale as you look around and see how many small skirmishes happens around you is awesome. The map design is also great, they picked the right map to showcase this game. I also got to use the tank for a bit, it's as great as I wanted it to be. Hopefully the stars align for this game when it launches, I can see this being a really strong comeback for the series.

  • Tried to play Avengers... Oh lord I did my best, what an incredible mediocre game. From writing to gameplay, it's such a sufferable experience. Jebus!

  • Peggle

    After 6 months of waiting (per EA Customer service support staff) I still can't link my EA and Xbox accounts. So I made a burner EA account and that provided even more technical hiccups between Xbox App for Windows and EA Desktop (Beta) app. After it's all said and done, I finally got to download the old mobile masterpiece Peggle!

    It's about as great as I remember it when I was killing time on my phone in high school. The game is basically a block breaker meets pachinko or plinko or whatever you call those games where you drop a ball down a board will obstacles. It's fun, addicting, casual, and honestly underappreciated. For nostalgia sake, I'm going to keep playing this in my downtime, but I recommend it to anyone who has Game Pass or EA Play. Not sure if it's still playable on modern phones, but the port to PC is fine.

  • Just found out that The Good Life is like 9.99 US bucks so I impulse bought it. Never played a Swery game before, excited to jump in!

    P.S. looks like the price is only on my region, at least after seeing the price from US and Australia folks. Anyway, 1.5 hours in and I'm loving it!

  • Gran Turismo Sport. The last GT I played was 3 on PS2 when it came out. I couldn't tell you why I stopped because I am loving this game. I suck but I don't care. I rarely scream or throw things when I need to retry and actually have the patience to get better. I feel like this game is making me a better person. I can't wait to go online and hide around blind corners to fuck with people's days.

  • @e_zed_eh_intern

    I absolutely love GT Sport. The Driving School is somewhere between the licenses from prior games and a YouTube track guide but I found it very useful for going from a complete scrub to a scrub who can complete laps.

    The Sport mode is amazing and still active. I am S - Sportsmanship and D - Driver. I have 0 race wins and 3 podiums. I'm not good but I've come soooooo close to winning a few times. I feel like I'm better than the other D-tiers and normally lose to a B-tier that matches in my lobby.

    Regardless, the proper pairing of skill levels makes the Sport mode so exciting.

    My main complaint is how long it takes to restart a corner. When I'm training and botch a corner, I just want to rewind and take it again. I don't want to do a whole new lap or go into the menu and reset. I'm hoping PS5 will make this snappier but I also think it might be a creative choice to make you practice laps more so than corners.

  • @dipset Yeah I like all the mission stuff. It's all I have been doing so far. The rally events have been a serious pain though. Every time I beat one, I'm just waiting for the trophy to pop to say I've completed all rally events in Mission Challenge. Aside from that the Driving School and Mission Challenges have been awesome. Like I said, very little gamer rage...though minor update there: one of the previously mentioned rally events summoned more than a few f-bombs last night. I also don't actually play games online but if I did, I feel the sweary words would be flowing like wine.

  • I'm still going with FFVII Remake and as a very casual type RPG enjoyer I still find enough entertainment in it to continue. But man those jests and mimics are way over the top most of the time. Characters can't say any sentence without showing at least 3-4 movements and face gestures. Ahahahaha

  • Tried out AC Unity, and I'm starting to think that the only AC games I tolerate are going to be this, Black Flag, and Syndicate... I'm sure there's a name you can give to this trilogy of games, given their place in the franchise. It's still the classic AC formula, but with the Animus being far less intrusive and not ruining my immersion every couple minutes. And now, the game is far off from being the broken mess that it is reported to be at launch. Hopefully the game keeps up this momentum the whole way through, and if it does, maybe I'll move on to finish Black Flag or try out Syndicate.

  • Serious heads-up. If anyone is into a mix of Mother, Stranger Things and very light hints of classic 90s point n click adventures, give a try to Echo Generation, it's on Game Pass and it's a sub 20 hours game. So far I'm enjoying it.

  • Dear Lord, the Guardians of the Galaxy game feels like it's everything I hoped for. I simply have a smile on my face all the time! So much entertaining banter between the group constantly. And the '80s music! This is... perfect. :D