[Official] What are you playing?



  • I started Metro 2033 Redux. Even though it's a remastered of the first game it still shows it's age with animations mostly.



  • Championship Manager 2020. I remember when I was a kid in the 90s, me and my group of friends enjoying football Managers quite a lot. Picking up a regional club and going up the leagues was immensely satisfying. Also local PVP matches were epic battles with lots of shit talk, screaming and celebrations.

    But above all these kind of games were accessible while offering in-depth control. Fast forward to 2020 and... WTF is this? I really can't find any joy in this game such is the amount of micro management required. Wish this had a 90s dumb kid mode.



  • I'm on the final dungeon on FFIV DS and I legitimately have no idea how I beat this game when I was younger. My god, this is a grind.



  • Started the Prey Mooncrash DLC. I'm like two hours in, and from what the game have shown and told me so far, I'm pretty overwhelmed by the concept of this DLC. You're playing as some dude that is being contracted by a shady group, and your objective is to complete the simulation data from a moonbase filled with aliens in order to find out what really happened. You need to play as 5 different characters in the simulation and complete their stories, and to complete a simulation run you need to escape the moonbase with all the characters, which means that one death will render your run incomplete, and you need to reset everything. There's also a meter that tracks the level of data corruption in the simulation, and the longer a run is, the corruption level will increase, which makes more tougher enemies show up. The whole simulation will crash when the level is at maximum. This DLC basically introduces multiple layers of chaotic complexity to an already intense game, and it's awesome. I'm not sure if I will ever finish this (I'm so intimidated by this), but I'm glad that I actually bought it, I love supporting cool shit.



  • @bam541 I've heard really good things about it.



  • I'm playing Crusader Kings III because it's on Game Pass. I don't think I'd ever spend $79.99 on this type of game unless I could give it a free chance.

    I am so profoundly confused by it but I'm going through the tutorial and watching some videos online. It's quite literally a game that takes place exclusively in menu's. There are menu's inside of menu's inside of menu's and glossaries inside of glossaries inside of glossaries. It's actually insane how much information and just things to click and interact with are on-screen at once.

    It kinda reminds me of the concept of "doom scrolling" on social media where you just keep scrolling and clicking different links and next thing you know 30 mins went by. I've made it 60 minutes so far and so much of my time involved just reading text definitions of terms.

    I'm going to stick with it though. Everybody in the YouTube comments say the same thing: once this game clicks, it's the best experience. One thing that really amused me and I have no idea how much this type of thing can actually be expanded upon, but the wife I selected in the tutorial has an infatuation with "war camels" and I like the idea of my wife's political ideologies and policies being profoundly consumed by "war camels"...



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

    I'm playing Crusader Kings III because it's on Game Pass. I don't think I'd ever spend $79.99 on this type of game unless I could give it a free chance.

    It's quite literally a game that takes place exclusively in menu's. There are menu's inside of menu's inside of menu's and glossaries inside of glossaries inside of glossaries. It's actually insane how much information and just things to click and interact with are on-screen at once.

    This fantastic review of Crusader Kings 2 describes it perfectly, as basically a huge spreadsheet you're playing around in

    Youtube Video

    3 does take it up a notch in presentation though, the one I've played most by far is Victoria 2 and that is basically looking at a more realistic version of a Risk map.



  • @bard91

    See like one minute into that review and I’m laughing so hard. I love the idea of “turning your family tree into a family circle.” I bet you can do so much stuff in CKIII that’ll crack me up, I just have to figure it out.

    Good god that video was hilarious. Player ruler wakes up gay one morning, decides to seduce the closet homosexual Pope, has a secret marriage with the Pope which gives him rule over the Holy Empire in exchange for secret sex. This is like ragdoll physics of RNG-goodness. You never know how the dice is gonna roll.



  • Dirt 5, or as it should be called Motorstorm 4

    Definitely hits this sweet spot between sim and arcade (bit more on arcade side) in style, presentation and handling.....Still no music when racing though but that's something the series in general suffers from.



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

    or as it should be called Motorstorm 4

    My interest has been piqued. The game looks really fun.



  • @bam541
    Same I initially wasn't too interested but after hearing it's actually made by Evolution, well I made a pretty last minute order for it



  • @dmcmaster

    Wait what?! A) Evolution still exists, and, B) they made Dirt 5?

    Does Dirt 5 have the truck vs bike vs dune buggy vs ATV thing going on or is it more like Motorstorm in terms of wild circuits with ever so slightly real racing physics?

    Edit:
    FYI, I've only played Dirt 2 because it was hyped up so much but I didn't love it to be honest. I know everybody loves that game, but I felt like the physics were trying to be a real rally game and I just couldn't figure it out. Just checked out Dirt 5 and it kinda looks like a must play. If I had PS5, I'd probably get Demon's Souls and Dirt 5 before anything else.


    Played like 3.5 hours of CKIII last night with my buddy who is a veteran of Paradox strategy games. The multiplayer is pure because we can kinda just do our own thing, assist one another. Every time I have a question, I ask him and he can answer.

    I LOVE this game. I'm not even doing too bad, I already own the Kingdom of Sicily on my first character who somehow hasn't died.

    I imprisoned my sister-in-law for having an affair with my brother-in-law in another county. My brother-in-law, the male mistress, wanted her released so he paid me more in taxes and I let her go. I first tortured her then agreed to the deal. Shit like this cracks me the fuck up. I'm dying of laughter the entire game.



  • @dipset
    Yeah Evolution is still around, just rebranded as Codemasters Cheshire. No dirt bikes or ATV's but everything else about Dirt 5 screams Motorstorm



  • @dmcmaster

    I think I edited my post right when you replied, but that's exciting as hell. I just checked out Dirt 5 and it looks really fun. Honestly surprised it took me so long to check it out. To me, this looks to be potentially the most appealing muli-platform next gen game besides maybe Cyberpunk which I can't follow the puck on whether that's launching next-gen in December or what?



  • @dipset
    It's definitely a close second for my GOTY so far and I've only put like 5 hours in it, and will undoubtedly put more in the next gen version next week. It's just this mix of gameplay and presentation that sorta hooks me.

    Also this is probably the most bored I've ever heard Troy Baker in anything.





  • AC Valhalla
    Not bad in the 3 hours I've put in, that said climbing so far feels a bit off.



  • @dmcmaster I too have started playing Valhalla and I agree the climbing is rather off as you say. I've got more issues concerning how the story unfold. For instance Ubisoft have had a knack of having emotionless main characters when some substantial event happens at the beginning of the game. When a loved one gets killed off in Unity, Origins and in Valhalla there's no weight to it at all. I generally find the characters to be silly and boring anyway and when there is humour it comes off as the games trying too hard to be charismatic. With that said I have to applaud how Ubisoft opened Valhalla and there are great moments and scenery that do their best to invite you into the world.



  • With the XSX I went back to Forza Horizon 4, as a console (and PC) peasant being able to play it at 4k/60 is pretty sweet. But how fast the intermediate load times are really pushes this game to a 10/10. To me it was already a GOAT title and this removes the only issue this game (and all Forzas) had. Every time I play it I'm always impressed by the quality of the world/level design.

    Also they added some more content to the game that I didn't knew about. Really great to comeback to FH4.

    Haven't tried the Quick Resume yet but I imagine it will be sweet to just jump in for a couple of races whenever I feel like



  • Currently playing Yakuza: Like a Dragon in the computer room and 13 Sentinels in the living room.

    In Reality: mostly Yakuza.