[Official] What are you playing?



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

    Also there's something about it thats scratching the itch Mass Effect Andromeda should have scratched.

    Like story-wise? This piqued my interest, lol



  • I've no love for the MCU and Avengers was shit. Guardians is a really cool game it's AAA as fuck but really enjoyable. That's all I have to say.



  • @bam541
    Not story wise, at least currently, definitely seems like a "mole Hill turns into a mountain " type story so far, but you go do a story mission interacting with your crew along the way then chilling out on your ship. Also i love that finding artifacts opens up new conversations with your crew on the ship.

    Also for anyone that cares The MCU costumes are unlocked pretty early (except Star-Lords, unless I missed it) with Rockets being found in like 45 minutes.



  • Just finished Guardians last night and damn was that good and slightly longer then I was expecting. The game does have a point where it feels like it last a planet longer then it should but considering who you fight on it I'll allow it.

    Also if there's a sequel Knowhere needs to be some place you can explore between missions.



  • Started Metal Gear Solid. I really suck at this game so far but I'm absolutely loving it. Still blows my mind that the PS1 could have something like this.



  • A couple levels in, and I'm already torn about Doom Eternal. The gameplay is easily the best in the series. The difficulty on Ultra-Violence is very fun, with punishing but fair enemies. The platforming sections and mobility abilities adds extra flavor to the brutal gunplay, which helps keep things from being too same-y. On the other hand, the game's "Hell-Metal" art style and music feels very boring for me. The soundtrack can be so repetitive at times, I had to lower the music volume so I can actually focus on my gameplay. The level design is pretty great so far, but the levels themselves are just too long. I'm already getting tired like 10-20 minutes before the level ends. At least they actually did a good job in terms of variety of the environments. This might be yet another early exit for me, I guess I just can't like this series, lol.



  • Started Metro Exodus. I don't know why I expected this to be super high budget (I guess because it looks so damn good), but it's certainly not. It feels just like the previous Metro games, and maybe that's for the best. The opening showcased the charm of the game so well, from the janky feel of the controls, awkwardly voice acted dialogues and brilliant visuals that supports the authentic apocalypse atmosphere. Excited to see where this goes.



  • @bam541 I think the opening hours are particularly clumsy and then it gets better. But it's all about the atmosphere imo.



  • Got a bit farther in Metro Exodus and I have to say that I'm really not enjoying the open world gameplay. Exploration feels like a hassle, and I feel like the controls and mechanics are just not good enough for the kind of gameplay that is optimal in an open world like this. The best gameplay parts I had so far were in the clastrophobic indoor areas where it's more about careful and deliberate observation of your surroundings. In the open world, it feels like I'm constantly being pushed to places that I couldn't care less for. This game might be another bail for me, which makes me quite sad.



  • Started Metal Gear Solid 2. It's kinda nice that I started this not long after the 20th anniversary. Anyway, I'm struggling quite a bit with the controls, but other than that, it's been wonderful. Playing this right after MGS 1 just makes the generational jump even clearer.



  • Halo Infinite Multiplayer
    Only played 3 rounds because I have work tomorrow and I have a feeling I probably would have stayed up all night playing.



  • I feel pretty underwhelmed by both Halo Infinite MP and BF 2042 MP (10 hour trial).

    Both games run and look like shit on a GTX 1080, but even so, they are clearly unfinished games. A lot of jank and just overall lack of polish. In Halo you can't even pick a game mode queue and there are menu glitches. I get kills confirmed a solid half second after they are already dead. Grenades don't throw where they should. My sprint input is delayed. My grapple hook cancels for no good reason and my character throws a grenade instead. In BF 2042, I try to equip gear and the game just won't allow it. Or I spawned in Portal mode as one Class with equipment from two completely different classes. My gun ADS keeps going away for no apparent reason. Sprint just cancels for no reason. Both are just unfinished and under-polished games.

    Halo Infinite is kinda... meh. My friends and I gave it an honest hour and a bit and we just migrated back to Halo 3. Over 50% of the 10 available maps are symmetrical which is really boring. We played a lot of CTF and it was painfully slow paced. We were up 2 caps and just farmed kills for the fun of it, but even some good ol toxic gaming wasn't very fun when you have to spend a minute sprinting across map to rejoin the action. I got a few Slayer rounds in and, again, just not feeling it. The vehicles don't really have that fun physics where they react to grenades or bumps in the same way as older games. The Gravity Hammer has NO impact whatsoever and nobody goes flying anywhere. The game overall just lacks punch and the maps are really boring.

    They also commit a few cardinal sins:

    • No teamkilling is bullshit. I wanna be able to betray my teammates.
    • When a player quits, it doesn't go to 4v3, it autofills with a new player.

    To the first point—it's fucking Halo! Team killing is a part of the game. If some 117 scrub is gonna take my Sniper, I'm gonna Betray him. Cannot believe they got rid of Betrayals.

    Second point—Again, it's fucking Halo! You need to look your opponent in the eye before and after the match. Pre-lobby shit talk to post-game GG's or amplified shit talk. When you allow new people to join, the intensity is ruined. Plus I keep getting AFK's replaced with more AFK's so it isn't working.

    TBH, my first hour of Splitgate was more fun.



  • I've been a bit silly since I got my PS5 as I have started on 3 new games: Demons Souls, Deathloop and Tormented Souls. In addition to that I actually upgraded my Death Stranding to the PS5 version and started that again as well -.-"
    Loving all of them mind, I just wish I'd stuck to one at a time. I think I'll knuckle down and complete Tormented Souls first.



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  • Watched Huber's playthrough of The Order 1886 back at GT and it made me want to replay it. You know what, I think appreciate this game more now. The gunplay is more fun than I remember, especially with the more special weapons like the Arc Gun, although the encounter designs are pretty basic. The unique setting is still as cool as ever, and the graphical fidelity holds up quite well. The characters are quite likeable too, found myself smiling everytime Lafayette is on screen. I'm still bummed about the Lycan encounters being so unengaging, but it is what it is, no chance for a sequel that can improve on it now. I think I'm gonna try getting the plat for this, just because.



  • @sheria Don't skip out on Astro's Playroom.



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

    @sheria Don't skip out on Astro's Playroom.

    I tested it briefly but isn't it just a little tech demo?
    I've got the VR game which I really enjoyed.



  • @sheria It's a not a big game and you could see it as a tech demo for the DualSense but the fanservice towards the Playstation legacy is really amazing, even if you are not a big a Playstation fan.

    Plus it's a fun game.



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

    @sheria It's a not a big game and you could see it as a tech demo for the DualSense but the fanservice towards the Playstation legacy is really amazing, even if you are not a big a Playstation fan.

    Plus it's a fun game.

    I'll give it another go then ^. ^