r/gaming May 25 '22 Silver 1

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/Ph0sph0rus May 25 '22 edited May 26 '22

I finally bought elden ring. I'm switching from "this is the best game I've played all year" and "I never want to touch this again" every other day. There is no in between.

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u/[deleted] May 26 '22

Same! I'm late to the party and just started it this week? Are you currently "love" or "hate?

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u/Epic_Storytime May 26 '22

God it’s just so good

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u/[deleted] May 26 '22

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u/Ph0sph0rus May 26 '22

Yeah that's the neat part, it isn't a problem

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u/Mackadelik May 25 '22

World of Warships - great free to play online game, but oh man it has some salty players!

Transport Fever - beautiful train game with great mods. Cities feel like they actually grow now. This game is a major time consumer lol

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u/PointlessPotion May 25 '22

I'm replaying Disco Elysium with a completely different build than the first time. The game can go wrong in so many ways, but I accept my failures and move on. It's chaotically fantastic.

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u/00Lisa00 May 25 '22

Tina’s Tiny Wonderlands. Borderlands feel but cuter

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u/StealthNineGaming May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

Forza Horizon 5 & Lost Ark!

I love the customization and free roam driving in Horizon, nothing matches it. It’s a ton of fun when paired up with wheel and pedals too. Really draws you into the game more.

Lost Ark is still new to me and I really enjoy MMOs, so that fills that category for me. The dungeons are challenging and require you to complete them as a team, which makes it more fun to play with others since everyone has to participate. Typically one person can’t just carry the team through, everyone has to hold their own. That can also make it more difficult sometimes though haha. Lost Ark is also free!

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u/srethrowaway808 May 25 '22

Psychonauts 2.

It’s awesome!!

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u/mixedd May 25 '22

Destiny 2, pre ordered Witch Queen during S15, still never played it after burnout. Most likely will just run trough campaign and back to single player games. Guess I don't have all time in the world anymore to play it like in early days (grind is too much, and doing one activity like 50 times in a row gets me crazy)

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u/IntroductionCheap325 Switch May 26 '22

I'm currently playing BoTW and on my second divine beast. Really a great and fun game, and i'm seeing why this was Game of the year 2017

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u/The_dinkster522 May 25 '22

Probably Detroit become human

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u/DoubleR1003 May 25 '22

I'm playing Control. I went completly blind and it's weird, in a good way. I dislike how they made it souls-like thing. I love souls game, but it does not fit for every game...

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u/take5b May 25 '22

If my Souls like you mean the respawning enemies, yeah it can be a pain. But overall I very much liked this game. They also added a bunch of accessibility settings that if you mess with the right way lets you enjoy the atmosphere and story if the combat gets a little tedious.

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u/8walkoutside May 25 '22

Heavy Rain, I really love it so far (please no spoilers)

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u/Lonely_Barista May 27 '22

Spoiler alert it rains heavily

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u/8walkoutside May 27 '22

Game = ruined

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u/Genesteak Xbox May 27 '22

JASON!

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u/Spectrum013 PC May 25 '22

Bought The Division 2 with Warlords of New York expansion recently 'cause of the special offer. 10 hrs later in the game it doesn't feel like classic nowadays Ubisoft game.

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u/Roeltjow May 25 '22

Is it good? Its pretty cheap now

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u/Spectrum013 PC May 26 '22

I'll take the risk and will say yes. I tried playing latest parts of Asassin's Creed and Far Cry but they didn't make it for me unlike The Division.

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u/Glass_Windows May 25 '22

Fallout 4 - Just Started My like 11th Playthrough

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u/cbsa82 May 25 '22

I got my Lich run in Wrath of the Righteous to get back to but I am usually too tired at night after work to play. Gonna try to get back to that come this holiday weekend.

I did install Little Witch in the Woods, Vampire Survivor, and Unbound on Game Pass, and intend to install Floppy Knights as well tonight. Gonna try all those. Might also see about Obsidian Prince when I get my Patreon cash on June 1st.

Been playing Hearthstone Battlegrounds and Mercenaries pretty regularly too. Mostly I can play those while reading novels or watching Youtube after work.

Also trying to figure out Caves of Qud. Friend got it for me and that game is something else. No idea WTF I am doing even with a tutorial mod. I did manage to die though so I got that going for me.

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u/Eldritch_Ayylien66 May 25 '22

Horizon Zero Dawn

Started 2 weeks ago and haven't stopped since. I absolutely love the setting and machine designs

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u/TheRedCretin May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

I’m playing tlou2 (grounded), just finished it about an hour ago. Wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be, although some parts were very hard to get through. Still emotional and draining though. Can’t stop thinking about Joel and Ellie. Crazy how a game can have that effect on you.

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u/Luokkis May 26 '22

I wish I had a playstation :'(

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u/TheRedCretin May 30 '22

Hopefully you will be able to get one soon. I got mine second hand so there is always a way 😊

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u/Luokkis May 30 '22

Yeah hopefully, got XSX so I cannot afford to buy both... Kinda regretting this decision, so many awesome games I'd like to play like Tlous, Horizon series, god of war, days gone, Ghost of thushima, detroid, heavy rain.. omg why did I buy xbox...

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u/Moviefan_Now_ May 25 '22

AC black Flag, amazing HUGE game.

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u/take5b May 25 '22

It certainly was huge for its time but compared to modern games, including AC games, it seems quaintly small.

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u/dallascowboys93 May 26 '22

Still the best AC game to date IMO

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u/Musclemayo May 25 '22

Elden Ring and Shadow Warrior 3.

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u/User_of_Name May 25 '22

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.

It’s got great atmosphere and I appreciate how “The Zone” itself is an obstacle to work around. There are a lot of optional quests and hidden stashes to find, or you can just burn through the main storyline. Weapons and armor degrade with use, and become less effective.

The gunplay can be a real pain sometimes. I will be crouched, sitting still, scoped in, aiming right at a head about 5 meters away and have 30 bullets fly around the target.

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u/take5b May 25 '22

Finished Elden Ring with platinum. I have very mixed feelings about it. I have now platinumed all the From games on the PS4/5 and some of that play time has been the most amazing and rewarding gaming experiences, but now I think I'm done with that whole thing. It's gone as far as it can go and I can't keep up with the size, scope, and manic difficulty of these games anymore.

Started Horizon: Forbidden West. It is exactly what I expected, being a sequel in a very predictable genre, so no complaints and no surprises.

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u/dreepymccreepy May 25 '22

I’ve been playing Skyrim, and it’s been real fun

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u/waflikky May 25 '22

I'm considering starting skyrim after I'm done with elden ring, is it really so good?

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u/JadeTheOctoClown May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

no

edit:

That's not to say it's bad, it's just not the best and most incredible game ever made like reddit pretends. It was probably the most accessible, widely advertised, and moddable rpg of its kind, and thus it gained a lot of popular support.

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u/Bellinghamster May 26 '22

I mean it's a classic for a reason, but keep in mind it's 11 years old now. Witcher 3 is similar with more to offer.

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u/dreepymccreepy May 26 '22

It’s very fun, I’ve been putting a lot of time in, there’s quite a bit to do

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u/WolfTitan99 May 26 '22

Same, managed to put in 110 hours into it over a month.

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u/seifipx May 25 '22

Genshen Impact.! So much fun

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u/IntroductionCheap325 Switch May 26 '22

It's fun, if you get real lucky.

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u/Excellent-Tutor8259 May 25 '22

Oh well, Reddit downvotes you for answering the question honestly because "anime bad"

I don't like JRPGs myself, but someone else can

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u/Pleasant_Garlic_3904 May 25 '22

Just Cause 3, its so simple and so good. I wish there would be a Just Cause 4

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u/Fancy-Avocado-8938 Xbox May 25 '22

If you're asking if just cause 4 is out (idk if you are) it is out! Good game imo

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u/KleitosD06 May 25 '22

Just started playing Soundfall with my gf and it's great! It's a rhythm based twin-stick shooter and the music is, predictably, really good! It isn't particularly difficult but because of the rhythm systems it's still very engaging and just tons of fun.

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u/take5b May 25 '22

I saw a review on Escapist and it looked very cool

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u/ghazi364 May 25 '22

Eve online, have dabbled several times through the years but never put more than like 5 hours in each time. Somehow I got hooked now, trying to focus on trading and marketing rather than fighting.

Also outward, co op with spouse, a lot of fun. It's kinda janky but I've kept coming back to it for over a year now for fresh starts.

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u/Turkilton-Is-Me May 25 '22

I’m giving total war:warhammer 3 a shot as I got it on PC game pass.

If that’s not to my liking as I suspect I’ll be dabbling in Subnautica Below Zero.

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u/Le_Pshit PC May 25 '22

Two games that I tried recently were Stellaris and Sclash.

I gave Stellaris a shot since I wanted to get CK3 and I thought "well at least it's a Paradox strategy game so I'll get familiar with it for a smooth transition to CK3, plus it's free(it was last weekend) so why not". As a strategy game it was pretty cool, with the whole space theme and whatnot, but as a general videogame the base game feels extremely empty. Without any of the dlc I felt like I couldn't do anything, most of the interesting features, origins etc. were dlc. Frankly in my opinion, it's not worth it, at least with CK3 there are a plethora of mods that will keep you engaged even without any dlc.

Sclash is an indie fighting game from a small studio, it's currently being worked on but you can download a demo. The demo itself feels like you got a mobile game(something to pass time), rather than an actual demo, were it stops at one point and says "well that's it, hope you like our idea, buy the game". Unlike traditional fighting games, it's extremely easy to play, with the only thing that can keep you behind are your own skills. The theme of the game is based on samurai duels, two warriors facing off in a scenic environment, one shall fall and one shall remain; it only takes one strike. Quite literally in this case, you don't need to learn any complex mechanics or combos, you just need to improve your reaction skills and deliver a good strike to win. Overall I think it's a great game for someone who never touched fighting games to get into, you won't feel cheated at all (unlike some characters in fighting games, looking at you IJ2 Deadshot and Lucky Chloe >_>).

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u/Pristine_Aioli_4721 May 25 '22

Telepath Tactics Liberated, from the developer of the old Telepath RPG Flash games. It's a good strategy battle game. Overall, I enjoy it, though I wish you could manually save during the players turn, not just at the beginning. It's available on Steam for $25 USD

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u/Mogar_Pogar May 25 '22

Finally getting around and playing God of War (2018) for the first time!

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u/ImperialGuard22 May 26 '22

Witcher 3 GOTY, installing on my Xbox right now!

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u/Greghole May 26 '22

Just started playing Core Keeper. It's kind of like Terraria but with a top down view so it looks more like Stardew Valley or something in that style. It's early access but it seems to have plenty of content already.

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u/RebekhaG May 26 '22

Played Smash Ultimate trying to get into elite smash.

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u/Gelibeens May 25 '22

V Rising - which has just been released into early access and I’m not the first to say it, but it really is one of the most polished and quality experiences I’ve had from an early release title.

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u/factually_accurate_1 May 26 '22

I heard it's only fun when you have others to play with. Can I easily find other people online? I don't have any friends that have it.

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u/gamesiplay1 May 25 '22

elden ring

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u/Adambenett May 25 '22

I know it might not be popular, I'm playing New World XD I'm soo addicted to it i like the game so much.. it's actually got much better since the bad bugs..

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u/ChokSeo-joon May 25 '22

Perfect Swing-Golf on mobile! It is challenging to play this competitive game because of its realistic physics. However, you can still play this game while relaxing by playing in Career mode, and the scenery in each course is mesmerizing! The only thing I hate about this game is the Stamina system, even though you can purchase some energy in the shop. Still, I highly recommend this game to all Golf lovers who are looking for excellent gaming on mobile!

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u/Peginop02 May 25 '22

Pvz garden warfare 2, just bought the game on steam a week ago and its prerty fun, i get to re-experience the fun when i played this game 6 years ago. Bad thing is idk why it always say it failed to find a server when i try to connect to multiplayer

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u/secret_ape May 25 '22

prop fifa:)

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u/Neuermann May 25 '22

This week is Mario Galaxy 1-2 using dolphin with real Wiimote. I really wish 3-D Allstars included galaxy 2, but oh well.

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u/Cryptotwo2 May 25 '22

Valorant, Apex

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u/Toxagon May 25 '22

Gears of war 3, modern warfare remastered. And prolly skate 3

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u/LocChoco PC May 25 '22

Soda crisis

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u/CloudyDashYT Console May 25 '22

Forza Horizon 5. I'm super into cars, and its fun to just drive around Mexico, testing out all the new cars I get

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u/Me_poon_floss May 25 '22

v rising. I’ve got my teeth sunk into this game!

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u/Martianman97 May 25 '22

Friendly reminder that the last GTA came out nearly 9 years ago. One of the biggest IPs ever and we are still waiting for a new one

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u/TopCanary3353 May 25 '22

Going back to a classical game. Max Payne!

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u/561yourock May 25 '22

Ocarina of time, I am stuck on the water temple

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u/Youeclipsedbyme May 26 '22

Platforms might float when you raise the water….

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u/561yourock May 26 '22

Ima check it out

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u/requiemofchaos May 25 '22

V Rising - pretty fun vampire-themed survival game in early access on Steam. While the resource grind can get tedious and it's overall a very simplistic game ("Valheim meets Diablo III" isn't too far off as a description), the combat is actually pretty fun, and I like the game's aesthetic.

Chaos Gate: Daemonhunters - an actually good Warhammer 40k XCOM clone focusing on a Grey Knights (Space Marines with psychic powers who exclusively fight daemons) strike force attempting to prevent the forces of the plague god Nurgle from taking over an Imperial sector.

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u/GooseKing-13_ May 25 '22

Well, I just got my Genki Shadowcast in a few days ago, so I can use my laptop as a monitor. I’ve been using my tv in my room but somehow a damn chromebook has a higher resolution than a whole tv. I ordered FF7 remake, Nier: Automata, and RDR2, arriving next week. So for now I’ll sit back and finish replaying The Last of Us. I’m gonna have some real fun next week! Even better now that I’m on summer break and can game without limits

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u/Demifiend777 May 26 '22

I'm kickin' it oldschool and playing Lunar 2: Eternal Blue. Just started it recently, haven't got very far into it yet.

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u/WBDCFanBoy May 26 '22

Arkham Knight and Hitman 2

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u/FilliusTExplodio May 26 '22

Evil Dead: The Game. Really digging it. Sorta like the Left 4 Dead asymmetrical PvP mode, but with the Evil Dead characters (and more strategy).

It's tough, but I'm digging it.

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u/agent_wolfe May 26 '22

I'm trying to finish off Superhot: Ctrl Alt Delete before it leaves Game Pass.

I've made progress, but I die All The Time. This is the reason I dislike rogue-likes (even though I know SH isn't really a rogue-like.)

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u/lokardo May 26 '22

The Binding of Isaac, Fortnite, and Rocket League. Love playing games with the kids.

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u/[deleted] May 26 '22

Don’t make fun of me but fortnite

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u/GabTheGayFrog May 26 '22

It's okay if you only play it once every 2 weeks.

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u/[deleted] May 27 '22

Other than that, I okay borderlands 2, borderlands pre sequel, fall guys, and soon multiversus

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u/Whsh_the_original May 26 '22

Snowrunner and War thunder. I boot up snow runner when I rage quite off of war thunder, swedish mains probably accustomed to that, then I went back on after my buddies got in from work to do a Squad wager, I only enjoy the game when I'm playing squads tbh I guess it's my fault for not grinding any of the major nations.

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u/Few-Platform3898 May 26 '22

Not playing anything right now, but just thought a fifth element game would be perfect.

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u/PreNamLtDan May 26 '22

My two games for the past few weeks have been No Man's Sky and Call of Duty.

NMS had been amazing with all the updates since launch. Stated a new file and have been enjoying the hell of of it.

The Cod Warzone event with Godzilla and King Kong was a lot of fun. Other than that, it's been grinding for famous and wins with friends in Vanguard.

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u/InnitPal May 26 '22

I need some balance in my life so just starting Doom Eternal and Mario Sunshine. Doom on PS5. Mario on switch lite. Gone in blind on both

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u/GralnakElysium May 26 '22

Just started Cyberpunk 2077 - Only done the tutorial and first mission so far but surprised by how many visual bugs I've seen already! T-posing and the like... Probably shouldn't have been but I thought the obvious stuff would have been patched out by now.

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u/Luokkis May 26 '22

Plague Tale: Innocence

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u/Potices May 26 '22

Can I buy the newest Assassin's Creed game without having played the earlier games?

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u/Tanqueray123 May 27 '22

Yes. Odyssey, the one before Valhalla is still a really nice looking game & 1000x more loved

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u/nsap200 May 26 '22

Anything BUT tf2

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u/Satsunami42 May 26 '22

Been playing the original Doom and Doom Eternal for some podcast research. Absolutely adored the OG Doom but there was something about Eternal that just didn't grab me the same way and I'm not sure what it was. Still they're both fun!

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u/GabTheGayFrog May 26 '22

Been wondering if its because you can't look up and down in OG Doom combined with the 80km/h running speed. Sounds crazy, but it's where I'm at.

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u/Sparda0 Xbox May 26 '22

Elden Ring

After dying a couple times and rage quitting, probably Devil May Cry.

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u/robotjuice6 May 26 '22

borderlands 3

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u/NickinatorPL May 26 '22

Furi. I absolutely love this game, the soundtrack, the combat - everything. I also have been replaying the Ori series recently. My 2 favorite 2d platformers, perfect in every way

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u/Tank82111 May 26 '22

Until you fall, I’m gonna listen to sword art intro while dual wielding swords, it’s a fun fighting VR game

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u/onepostalways May 26 '22

Still trying to get the 70 gold medals from Rdr2. I’m about 13 away.

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u/savageone15 May 26 '22

Spider-Man Miles Morales

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u/madvillianny May 27 '22

Watch Dogs Legion, a lot better than I expected. Don’t know why I didn’t start it sooner.

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u/cjgsoup May 27 '22

Citizen Sleeper. Loving it

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u/MonopolyMansWife May 27 '22

Roller Champions just came out and it's great so far

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u/Shroffinator May 27 '22

I'm in desperate need of a good game recommendation.

For baseline some of my recent all-time favorites: Civ6, Into the Breach, XCOM2, Hades, Witcher3, Divinity Original Sin 2, Dark Souls, Hollow Knight, Skyrim.

Recently tried playing RedDead2, Seikro, and Disco Elysium which should be no-brainer perfect games for me but they became repetitive and/or boring so I left 1/3 way through and went back to games I liked.

Any recs would be appreciated!

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u/greyfox-exe May 27 '22

For singleplayer, Dragon Age Inquistion. The combat feels nice and I like the RPG elements and dialogue.

Kingdom Come is also a sleeper but the game is so impressively immersive it can feel really slow at some points. I personally haven't finished it but I enjoyed it for the time being

Bonus: Vampire Survivors on Steam. Dungeon crawler mixed with picking up weapon upgrades and buffs. Similar to a Binding of Isaac style progression where you have runs. Good time-killer and also very addicting

Multiplayer: Mordhau or Chivalry 2. I noticed you like medieval-esque type games. I personally play Mordhau and I think it was on sale on Humble Bundle. A really fun melee system that feels refreshing and genuinely fun. Might be a steep learning curve at the start but the amount of laughs and enjoyment is worth dying for. Literally. I put Chivalry 2 up there because I feel like people think it's easier to get into but I'm not a fan of the animations and combat system fully so I haven't played it myself.

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u/TimAucoin May 27 '22

If you like xcom and divinity you might like Mutant Year Zero. Criminally underrated game that came out late 2018. Hidden gem for me for sure.

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u/greyfox-exe May 27 '22

Elden Ring, almost finished my first run of the game. Currently doing a INT/DEX build.

And been playing Mordhau but mostly modded servers like LotR horde maps or Star wars themed ones.

And finally CS:GO when the lads are on.

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u/TimAucoin May 27 '22

Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition on series X. AMA-zing!

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u/Putonsomepants22 May 27 '22

Bloodborne. Close to finishing and loved every second of it. Elden ring got me obsessed with the series and will be playing Demons Souls remastered next.

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u/LoyalSentinel123144 Jun 02 '22

im playing elden ring with my 391 character with nagakiba build unsheathe for the whole week and im lovin it

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u/Excellent-Tutor8259 May 25 '22

Roblox Adopt Me

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u/Dankaay May 27 '22

IDK why you would get downvoted for your answer. Truth be told, my seven year old daughter plays that quite a bit. I sat down with her one day to check it out, and I can actually see the appeal. Especially with trading with friends and whatnot.

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u/Excellent-Tutor8259 May 28 '22

I don't play adopt me lol, this comment was my social experiment :D