[Official] What are you playing?

  • @dmcmaster I also played some of the Balan Wonderworld demo on PS5 and it's real bad. The platforming doesn't look or feel right, so it already fails as a platformer. It looks like garbage and the rolling hills effect was making me motion sick so I had to stop playing. I can't see how Square Enix thought releasing this demo was a good idea.

  • @dmcmaster I don't know what console you've been playing on or whether that makes a difference but there has been a lot of instances of slowdown during my playthrough of SR: The Third. I wouldn't be so critical otherwise.

  • @jdincinerator I didn't have any issues with the PC version of Saints Row: The Third Remastered when I played it. It's probably an issue with the Switch version.

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  • @shoulderguy I've played the Switch version and it was fine but the PS4 version has bad slowdown at times it's unacceptable these days.

  • @shoulderguy
    I actually liked the rolling hill effect, but I can see how that can be a issue.

    And yeah the platforming is just sooo lifeless, like they need to rethink everything about this game. Like (X) is jump regardless of the costume, and the other 3 face buttons are used for any abilities. This makes gameplay feel a bit more traditional, but with abilities attached to each face button it could make for some fun, if basic challenges.

    Also there's supposed to be 80 costumes/ abilities in the final game and my only thought is just how many of thoese are just going to be reskins if the same thing.

  • @jdincinerator
    Base PS4 or Pro?

  • @dmcmaster Pro.

  • Was playing Indiana Jones and the emperor's tomb. Pretty ancient controls (2002) for a 3rd person adventure. Fun game but I think I'm done with it. But I'm ready for a modern Indy!

    Someone randomly recommended me to check Dandara on Gamepass and holy smokes, what a wonderful game. Lots of influences of Brazilian psychedelic culture, very impressed with its twist on the 2d platformer formula. After Cyber Shadow bored me to dead this hits the right spot.

    Also I'm playing Mario 3D World. Aside from the camera being flawed, a really great game. There's not many games that put a smile on my face just for trying new stuff and executing it perfectly in charming and surprising ways. 3D Marios usually do just that and this one is no Sunshine, really solid game.

    Tragedy, after convincing my girl to play the game with me my Switch Pro controller just died. No clue what happened but my soul is crushed!

  • Booted up Dreams again and checked out a few games nominated for the 2nd Impy Awards. Stumbled upon this Echochrome-esque game called A Little Perspective, and I love it! It was released last year, why the hell did I found out about this just now. https://indreams.me/dream/mMReufWNwzs

    Also checked out this The Witness-like puzzle game called LOCK, and a demo for a beautiful Japanese themed action sidescroller game called Nine Tails Story. Playing all these games make me wish for another group stream by the allies, the Dreams scene has grown so much since they last played it, and there's so many cool shit now.

  • Not playing, but my local gamestop is shutting down and grabbed the last Switch Lite they had for $60

  • @dmcmaster

    You lucky son of a gun!

    Stil playing Doom and starting to have fun with the flow. Hope it just goes upward from here. I want to add another thing for video games:

    This forum increase the enthusiasm I have to play video games and that's great. Whenever I come here, I am like ''I fricking love video games!'', wanted to say it.

  • @scotty
    No Lucky would have been getting thier last PS5 on Thursday with a 40% discount

  • Finally picked up Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom. I've been waiting for the price to drop since release. Have to say its brilliant. I don't like using the "it's a love letter term" but this really is a love letter to the Master System Wonderboy games I grew up with, but improved upon. A really fun & inventive Metroidvania with beautiful graphics & a great soundtrack. Anyone who's a fan of the Shante series will love this.

  • @dmcmaster

    You didn't...

  • @scotty
    Because I didn't know about it

  • Dirt 5 is on Gamepass some cool stuff, particularly the level variations in some tracks but it feels kinda like a pointless game. I'll stick with it a bit more.

  • Outsiders Demo

    Honestly not a bad first impression, other then some audio glitches during cutscenes on occasion. Default aiming is a bit high for my liking but that was easily fixable. If anything this is a gaas title I can get behind if what the demo has is anything to go by. It's quick, fast, and variable. Honestly I love that you can change the world difficulty (from Easy to Hard +15) also that your character actually appears and talks in cutscenes instead of just being this mute potato that stands in the corner.

  • @dmcmaster Played it myself with a few mates last night. I have to say I had quite a good time. Not as much as I cover shooter as I expected. If you stay in cover for any amount of time you're not gonna last long. I played the pyromancer their powers were pretty cool. The fact that it's not a GAAS has got me more interested.

  • @paulmci27
    They say it's not, but we will see when it finally launches how true that is.

    But yeah if anything the game really encourages running and shooting. Like the Trickster class (that I picked) gets health and shield regen on kill.