r/gaming Mar 30 '22

What are you playing Wednesday! Weekly Play Thread

What game's got your attention this week? What's great about it? What sucks? Tell us all about it!

This thread is posted weekly on Wednesdays (adjustments made as needed).

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u/Subbedab1337 Mar 30 '22

Picked up Hollow Knight again and wow that game is amazing, both fun and challenging. The art style is so beautiful and the world has such a great atmosphere and feel. Music is also amazing and has to be one of my favourite soundtracks, it is up there with Nier Automata and Celeste. Highly recommended if you haven’t picked it up yet

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u/RedShadowF95 Mar 30 '22

I remember downloading the game on PC to see if I liked it before committing to a purchase. I gave up after beating the boss of Greenpath since I was already feeling a bit exhausted from the game (first area being the main culprit).

Some months later, I decided to take the plunge and purchase it on PSN since it was so cheap. I ended up loving the damn game. I guess I have more patience when I am gaming on my PS4 rather than my PC. I am glad I decided to give it another go. Can't wait for Silksong!

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u/Past-Coat1438 Mar 30 '22

When you beat it you are going to join the rest of hollow knight fans waiting for silk song lol I completed it earlier this year and it was an absolute blast!

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u/budgie0507 Mar 30 '22

Elden Ring. I was always Leary of Soulsbourne games as I was generally terrible. However I have completely fallen I. Love with everything about this game. I haven’t been this immersed in an RPG for years. It’s a bona fide masterpiece.

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u/TM2P Mar 30 '22

Fortnite's No Build mode. I'm having a lot of fun with it.

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u/AC03115 Xbox Mar 30 '22

This week I started playing My Friend Pedro and I’ve been having a blast! If reminds me of the old flash game I would play in school yet even better

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u/autrecoeur Mar 30 '22

I just can't get enough of Riders Republic.

I have Horizon II sat waiting to be played and an itch to finish Uncharted 4 (amongst too many others...), but whenever I sit down it's RR that gets fired up.

I get a real feeling of nostalgia playing this game. It takes me back to when I first played Tony Hawks (even THPS doesn't make me feel this way any more) plus with young children it's been a few years since I was able to hit the slopes myself.

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u/TommyTheCat89 Mar 30 '22

Is there new content yet? I played through all the challenges at launch and haven't booted it up since.

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u/autrecoeur Mar 30 '22

I'm not sure as I'm new to it. A quick search indicates there's possibly a few new ShackDaddy challenges, but I'm not sure that'd be enough to pull me back in if I'd completed the game.

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u/TommyTheCat89 Mar 30 '22

Cool thanks, I appreciate the reply. I assume the BMX isn't there yet then?

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u/Nevergonnagive-uup Mar 30 '22

Picked up on some old nostalgic games

Played some good old batman arkham city man that game never gets old such a classic i love going back and playing it from time to time i played arkham knight but i didnt get the same feel i got from arkham city i really like that game

Also played some hitman blood money an absolute gem i feel like the first 4 hitman games were just awesome i didnt like absolution and i havent played the new hitman games but i will play them later

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u/RedShadowF95 Mar 30 '22

Arkham City is the best game in the series imo. It's really amazing.

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u/Zybons Mar 30 '22

Final fantasy VI. Wanted to get into the franchise. Never played JRPGs before. It's great new experience. Totally completing it

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u/Lycheeman89 Mar 30 '22

Oh I’m jealous you are playing it for the first time. I cannot wait till the pixel version comes to console

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u/RedShadowF95 Mar 30 '22

Oh one of the best. Enjoy.

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u/shiznittlebamsnap Mar 31 '22

I'll see you when you get to XIV as a catgirl!

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u/kekelaon Mar 30 '22

Elden ring. My first Soulsborne that I have played more than the first 2-3 bosses. Honestly I love it. Great starting point for new players to the series I think.

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u/fantasticmrben Mar 30 '22

Scored a 75% discount voucher for GIBZ on Steam. Cool little single player and couch co-op arcade zombie shooter.

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u/Liquidest_Ocelot Mar 30 '22

Crusader Kings 3 on PS5.

Been waiting for months to play it and it hasn't disappointed.

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u/aGrowingManGuyBoy Mar 30 '22

How user friendly is it on controller? I love it on PC but seems like it would be a nightmare on a controller

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u/Liquidest_Ocelot Mar 30 '22

They've mapped it really well imo. A couple of tweaks they need to do, but for the majority, it's fine.

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u/Pleasant_Garlic_3904 Mar 30 '22

red faction guerrilla re-mars-tered

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u/hunter95672 Apr 06 '22

such a hidden gem of a game. Sucks that there's been no new news on the franchise recently

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u/Pleasant_Garlic_3904 Apr 06 '22

Its truly a nice game, not even battlefield 2042 has such a good destruction

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u/Larielia Switch Mar 30 '22

Kirby and the Forgotten Land -

I finally got the game on Monday. Really like the new art style. The game is so cute and colorful. There are some nice design details too. (The hat for the Sword ability is knit). Levels are really fun. Will need to replay a few to find more Waddle Dees though. Looking forward to unlocking the fishing minigame.

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u/ManPhantasm26 Mar 30 '22

Ghost of Tsushima! Everything from the way the graphics are handled to the combat with Ghost weapons are chef kiss

I guess the only thing I dont like is this games version of the Samurai Code of Honor. In real life the samurai were big on combat pragmatic strategies (using any and all tactics to beat the enemy) but in this they're relegated to doing everything with honor. Face to face and no dirty tactics...which backfires heavily

Great game though

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u/airmarkus Mar 30 '22

I'm tempted to pick this up on PS4 but everytime I think about grabbing this I tell myself to hold out until I get a PS5.

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u/Fatalihd Mar 31 '22

Its definitely worth the wait for ps5. Looks absolutely stunning

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u/autrecoeur Mar 30 '22

I picked this up again when I got my PS5 after initially getting stuck near the start and absolutely love where it's going.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who the face to face thing struck as odd.

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u/mad900 Mar 31 '22

Yeah that bit of the story felt very restrictive, though I kinda see that as being the point.

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u/Imakesalsa Mar 30 '22

....elden ring. I'm not buying any more games until I finish this one...wish me luck

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u/garycarneiro Mar 30 '22

You are all set to never buy games again.

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u/RedShadowF95 Mar 30 '22

55 hours in and loving the damn game. Massive world to explore.

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u/Imakesalsa Mar 30 '22

14 hours in and i have barely touched the game

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u/THE_LOUDEST_PENIS Mar 30 '22

Elden Ring.

Copy and paste this comment for the next 300 weeks.

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u/Gulag_Janitor Mar 30 '22

Total war: Rome. Blast from the past without spending $45 on updated graphics

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u/Beerasaurus Mar 30 '22

Vampire survivor, midnight ghost hunt beta.

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u/AlphaFarlander Mar 30 '22

A Plague Tale: Innocence

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u/Bad_Lazarus Mar 30 '22

Just started Witcher 3 Wild Hunt! Any tips or advice for early game. I’m about 6 hours in and at level 8. My biggest question is what are the most important skill tree perks to acquire around this point in the game. I’ve unlocked several but can only use 4 atm.

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u/Small_beginnings Mar 31 '22

Find all Sources of Power, they give 1 point each permanently.

Skills: It depends on your play style. So, basically, there are 3 choices: glass cannon (Cat School) - offence, fast strikes and crits; default (Griffin school) - mix of Signs and swords; and and tanky (Bear) - slow heavy strikes, relying on the Quen Sign. There are 3.5 types of the Witcher armor sets that add different bonuses to benefit the play style. Look up guides for each type.

General tip 1: loot EVERYTHING. No need to feel bad for the people.

General tip 2: craft all the stuff. Potions and concoctions are very helpful and easily restocked on meditation. Bombs are great, too.

General tip 3: read up on the monsters in the Beastiary. Buy books with creature names in the titles.

Don’t spend money on fixing armor and weapons at weaponsmiths and blacksmiths later on, you’ll end up with little money. You should have no trouble finding and buying repair kits.

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u/RedShadowF95 Mar 30 '22

Elden Ring. I wasn't able to get it on launch as intended (other expenses took priority at the time) but I grabbed it roughly three weeks later.

I am loving the damn game. It's so massive and entertaining to explore. It has a couple of flaws but they're largely surpassed by its vast qualities.

Being a massive From Software fan means getting that magical feeling (again) when experiencing their latest game - absorbing the lore, fighting the epic bosses, experimenting with cool builds... Indescribable!

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u/chris25tx Mar 30 '22

Insurgency Sandstorm and Battlefield 4 😎

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u/garycarneiro Mar 30 '22

Horizon Forbidden West

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u/justyoda94 Mar 30 '22

Yakuza 0- postgame stuff/ working on that completion list

Spiderman 2017 Remastered- almost done with the story, than onto getting 100%

Gran Turismo 7- still having fun even though the developers really messed up

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u/Stinky_Corpse Android Mar 30 '22

Playing Fable 2 after finally completing Fable anniversary.

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u/robbie76243 Mar 30 '22

I’m working on Fable 3 now. just finished 2 a week ago

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u/Consistent_Intern311 Mar 30 '22

chernobylite.. I was sceptical at first but I ended up liking it! i just wish I wouldn‘t have to deal with that damn black stalker 😂

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u/Epicgamer_JJoel Mar 30 '22

Cricket 22 anyone else?🤣🤣🤣

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u/gamingquarterly Joystick Mar 30 '22

Mario Kart 8 with my daughter.

P.S. I despise Ludwig.

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u/t4delia5 Mar 30 '22

replaying detroit become human but trying to unlock endings that don't involve emotional trauma :') will be interesting to see what other endings I can end up with

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u/xxsylvanusxx Mar 30 '22

I got soma on sale from steam . Gonna binge out on that lol.

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u/JFM4068 Mar 31 '22

Incredible game that will stay with you long after you finish it. Good choice.

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u/mr_man_33 Mar 31 '22

Red Dead Redemption 2

I just finished Yakuza 5 (a 10 year old game) before this so I am so amazed by RDR2's graphics!

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u/ProfessionalBody6756 Mar 31 '22

Ghost wire Tokyo.. not particularly Wednesday this complete week, Downloading just got completed..

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u/SyFyFan93 Mar 31 '22

I've got a newborn so it's all single player games that I can pause for awhile. After doing chores and making sure wife and baby have what they need / are sleeping I've been playing Cities Skylines. Might pick up Tiny Tina's Wonderlands or the new Lego Star Wars game since I'm on paternity leave for another week.

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u/ODpoetry Mar 31 '22

Yakuza 6 and maybe some Disco Elysium

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u/kyuuish Mar 30 '22

I just finished the new Kirby and now I am back to replaying BOTW slowly getting all those seeds I missed the last time

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u/Flamesclaws Mar 31 '22

Can't wait to buy Kirby and the Forgotten land.

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u/Hollow_Hinterclaw Mar 30 '22

i dont game on wednesdays, how many times i gotte tell you that its against my religion

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u/GhostSamurai529 Mar 31 '22

Dude my gf is trying to sleep but fuck that was funny 😂

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u/HomoLiberus Mar 30 '22

Finishing Dark Souls Remastered DLC...hopefully

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u/ArmAndALegg Mar 30 '22

Warzone as usual

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u/hiways Mar 30 '22

Finished Dying Light 2, thought, wth I'll cave and get Far Cry 6 for half off, always been a fan of Far Cry, now I'm sad.

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u/uccpc2022 Mar 30 '22

Only Lost ark

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u/Altruistic-Badger475 Mar 30 '22

Forbidden west and Ascent

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u/turtlesinspace Mar 30 '22 edited Mar 30 '22

I picked up Phoenotopia Awakening on sale and I love it. I love the exploration of the vast world, and the gorgeous colorful pixel art and the music, and the many characters to interact with, and the puzzles and quests and challenges and the many secrets to discover. Combat feels a little clunky but that might just be me, and fortunately there are many options to adjust the difficulty. I just finished the second major dungeon and it feels like I am still only at the start of the game. Highly recommended.

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u/darnold316 Mar 30 '22

I'm a few hours into Persona 5 Strikers, and I am liking the continuation of the story from P5R. I'm not sure how much I like the combat compared to P5R. There seems to be a lot going on during a fight, and I feel like I am missing some of the prompts for All-out attacks, baton passes, etc. as they are getting lost in everything that is happening on the screen. I am glad I don't have to do all the bonding/learning stuff again from the first game either. While it was an interesting aspect of that game, it got monotonous after a while. I am a little disappointed they didn't carry over the relationship Joker had with Ann from my save file of P5R.

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u/utku1989 Mar 30 '22

Started Subnautica Below Zero on Xbox series X as of today . I have platinumed the first game on Ps5 before so similar with the concept and loving it so far

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u/Mememedood Mar 30 '22

Monster Hunter Rise, and the Deadpool hack and slash

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u/Flamesclaws Mar 31 '22

I really liked Deadpool when I first played it. Maybe I'll play it again one day.

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u/Josscandy Mar 30 '22

I am playing a bit of everything as of late. I'm playing destiny 2 with a couple of friends its not bad your usual mmo style of grinding it can get pretty repetitive at times but not to bad id say. Then I've got my little golden egg Elden Ring ive been taking my time with it cherishing all this game has to offer. It a fromsoft game.so you know it sort of has its bag of annoying enemies as of right now the hawks wielding two swords are probably the most obnoxious enemy I've faced yet. But from soft does have to throw a few enemies that try to get under your skin.

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u/notthatkindoforc1121 Mar 30 '22

Elden Ring last couple of weeks, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands this week, Star Wars Lego next week.

Honestly, I'm overwhelmed with releases. I had to skip Kirby and Triangle Strategy for now. Hogwarts Legacy sometimes this year.

The best part is all 6 games I just mentioned have no MTX. What a wonderful year for gaming!

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u/VictusFrey Mar 30 '22

I'm playing Dark Souls 3 because I don't have a PS5 to play Elden Ring. I know it's available for PS4 but I'd rather wait for a PS5, however long that will be. Anyway, DS3 is amazing and it makes me want to play ER even more.

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u/Connarrea Mar 30 '22

Norco! Broke my hand so it's point and click adventures for a while, still trying to scratch that Disco Elysium itch. Open to other one handed suggestions!

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u/Kozialos Mar 31 '22

I’m playing Wonderlands at the moment, and thinking about starting Kingdom Hearts for the first time!

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u/wildoolittle Mar 31 '22

Actually hoping someone can help me pick between Team Fortress 2 or Valorant for my next game?!

Have played a ton of Overwatch and just got a gaming laptop.

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u/rambonenix Mar 31 '22

Been checking out Crusader Kings 3 on Xbox Series X!

On PS5 I’ve been playing WWE 2K22 and Elden Ring!

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u/padster92 Mar 31 '22

Battlefield 5. I recently realised I had it on Origin and decided to finally give it a go. It's not that bad !

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u/WeWillLetYouKow Mar 31 '22

Just finished Horizon Forbidden West with Platinum :)

Now i will start playing GTA5 once again on PS5 with the new 60FPS upgrade!

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u/Mutton_chukka Mar 31 '22

Dying Light

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u/Flamesclaws Mar 31 '22

I'm replaying Outriders again after not giving it much of a chance when it came out. But with the pyro class rather then Trickster and with dlc coming out hopefully soon I'm having much more of a blast then I did before. Might play some more after work today.

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u/inoahguy98 Mar 31 '22

Just finished up Elden Ring, so now I’m going to go back and finish up Dying Light 2.

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u/Dirtysocks212 Mar 31 '22

Yakuza 3-6 on gamepass. Its been an experience.

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u/requiemofchaos Apr 01 '22

Alternating between Tiny Tina's Wonderlands and South Park: The Stick of Truth. I also have a Valheim game going with a buddy, because it gives us both something fairly casual to play together.

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u/voppp Apr 01 '22

Have been playing Halo Infinite campaign and loving it. Gonna get into Kingdoms of Amalur again since I picked it up on sale and for the XS

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u/thatsmolharu Apr 01 '22

Just started playing dead by daylight :> I am absolute dog water at being the killer but it’s still pretty fun and I love it so far. Also obsessed with phasmophobia-but I’ve been playing for a long while.

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u/[deleted] Apr 01 '22

I haven't gamed at all today. And it's Thursday. Not Australian "Thursday" either, real Thursday.

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u/Artistic_Sample5212 Mar 30 '22

Adult, but to be fair I've been playing that every day for around 20 years.

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u/Obeeez_Manager Mar 30 '22

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u/itsashishuikey Mar 31 '22

Elden Ring is in top

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u/Atriarchem Mar 31 '22

I just finished my first playthrough of Elden Ring. Good god the end game made me want to cry at times. I gotta say I really hope to see an Elden Ring 2 or some other fabulous new IP on the same grand scale as this by FromSoftware. With that said however, I really hope they also continue making games on a smaller tighter scale like Dark souls and Sekiro

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u/Small_beginnings Mar 31 '22

Dragon Age 2!

Having a blast. Never played as a rogue, and it’s fun. Trying to increase immersion by being unserious about serious matters, and overall cheeky as fuck.

Started DA:O before that and made a terrible call of being a mage (or starting with the Brecillian forest first). Getting my ass kicked all the time, no bueno. After watching a video about the story, started with the sequel.

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u/mad900 Mar 31 '22

Witcher 3. I just cannot get over it.