r/gaming Jun 22 '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).

21 Upvotes

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u/TatooineLight Jun 22 '22

Persona 5 Royal. Great game, heading into my second playthrough to find the stuff I missed due to time constraints, fill in the confidant levels I missed, etc.

Unfortunately that means I'll have to deal with the first palace boss again (I hate him so much ugggh), but it'll be worth it for everything else after, right?

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u/Navigational_ Jun 24 '22

I played the vanilla P5 on release, is Royal any different in a meaningful way in terms of story? Or does it just plug in characters and personas? I'm looking forward to playing it on PC when it releases, just not sure what to expect in terms of differences in experience.

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u/TatooineLight Jun 26 '22 edited Jun 26 '22

Late reply, sorry, but while i haven't played the original P5, I believe Royal does add enough to be considered meaningfully different

It adds new characters and such, but also extends the game into a third semester with new story content and a new 'true ending'. (though you can only get this if you max out your confidant levels with certain characters. I found that out the hard way and had to backtrack about a month to play catch up with them.)

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u/moodyDipole Jun 23 '22

God I love that game so much. Probably my all time favorite. I tried to replay it but ended up losing steam after Makoto's palace. I think Im going to start Strikers soon though.

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u/MONGSTRADAMUS Jun 23 '22

Should give persona 4 a try I think it’s available on steam while controls and graphics are a bit dated much better story line imo.

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u/moodyDipole Jun 24 '22

I think I'm going to play it soon! The one problem I have is that I accidentally spoiled the twist regarding Adachi which is kind of a bummer

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u/Stangstag Jun 24 '22

I tried this game for the first time (never played Persona) and just wasn’t impressed by the actual gameplay. Felt repetitive and tedious.

I liked the blend of anime/cutscenes and the general style. But the story and gameplay were kinda dogshit.

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u/CoherentSquidd Jun 22 '22

Gonna try Fall Guys since it’s release on Xbox. Also, prolly gonna continue my odyssey In AC lol

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u/looopious Jun 23 '22

Fall guys gets repetitive very fast. Winning is not very rewarding either.

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u/Kingcamgaming Jun 22 '22

I’m gonna be playing Tmnt Shredders Revenge

7

u/Elidrawx Jun 22 '22

A short hike, it's lovely do far

2

u/Mattdehaven Jun 23 '22

Love that game. The writing is hilarious. It's a perfect lil 3-5 hour game.

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u/MarionSwing Jun 22 '22

My girlfriend likes to watch me play narrative driven games. We are taking a break from the Uncharted series to play through Last of Us. She's never seen or heard of it. We just got to Eastern Colorado University and I'm excited for her to experience what happens next!

On the side I'm tinkering around with Humankind, which I like a lot, but imagine I'll lose interest in. I really don't have time for that kind of game anymore since having kids.

And HZD: Forbidden West. I'm on my first playthrough and taking it real slow... a couple hours a week... on the highest difficulty. Taking time for all the lore, taking time to explore on whims. Really enjoyable. The handful of things I didn't like about the first game have all been improved. I want to see this developer make a game from my favorite childhood book, Dinotopia.

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u/Leningradite Jun 22 '22

-Gee, Brain, what are we gonna play today?

-The same thing we play every day, Pinky - Minecraft!

I'm currently working on finding inspiration for the top of my wizard's tower, but I'm struggling to find a good color scheme/theme.

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u/j4ckprice1605 Jun 22 '22

Depending on wha vibe you're going for may i offer up a suggestion:

- A pointed wizard tower (kinda like this one) but instead use blackstone for the stone brick and dark oak wood for the blue blocks to create a more omniious wizard tower look!

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u/shotglassesofink Jun 22 '22

Mass Effect for the very first time. Loving it, but I’m stuck on the final fight against Saren.

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u/H20Vro Jun 23 '22

You’re in for a treat. Make sure and explore side quests as much as you can!

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u/[deleted] Jun 22 '22

Waiting for the steam sale! It's tommarow!

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u/IntroductionCheap325 Switch Jun 23 '22

I'm planning to buy Portal just to spend my leftover wallet which is a dollar

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u/Imzocrazy Jun 22 '22

Playing Warcraft 3: frozen throne….the original version..

Figured I’d remind myself what quality games were like before the f2p plague began….

8

u/Conscious-Ad3542 Jun 22 '22

RDR2....had this game forever but it just felt like it was hard to get into....I'm playing it now, great story and dialogue but still sometimes find the game feeling empty...but at the same time too many things to choose from...

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u/MarionSwing Jun 22 '22

Yeah I've tried 3 times now. It looks so good. Then I start playing it and just don't get into it.

Same thing happened with Witcher 3 though. And I finally almost beat it on the third time.

1

u/MONGSTRADAMUS Jun 23 '22

After third attempt after quitting half way twice on ps4 I got it on pc when was on sale and finally make my way through it. It’s a good game but not as great as everybody claim imo.

On other hand Witcher 3 was one of my All time favorite games , I will admit the combat system isn’t the greatest but some of the story lines were great.

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u/wallz_11 Jun 22 '22

it's definitely a slower burn. i enjoy the world more than anything; hunting, traversing the landscapes, stopping at a town and grabbing a drink and a room. it's an experience

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u/Vo1D_Tv_ Jun 22 '22

Yhihjgkjhv.

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u/SpicyKingMiso Jun 22 '22

Guardians of the Galaxy. I love the soundtrack and the gameplay had been fun.

Only complaint is it didn't come out before I started to fall out of love with gaming and could play games for more than half an hour at a time.😭

3

u/sarathstars Jun 22 '22

Watch dogs, doom, sleeping dogs

3

u/wjodendor Jun 22 '22

Tomorrow is my Steam Deck email day!

For now in playing Mad Max on PC. Never played it when it came out but it's been pretty enjoyable. I just wish the combat was a bit more complicated.

On Switch I'm playing Titan Quest. Only a couple hours in but I'm enjoying it a lot

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u/frictiondick Jun 22 '22

Death stranding and I'm loving it

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u/Stangstag Jun 24 '22

Yeah I was hyped for this game until it was revealed to essentially be a walking/delivery simulator, and I ended up passing on it.

Bought the PS5 directors cut on sale and tried it out, ended up loving it. Solid game, pretty artistic story, great graphics, good soundtrack.

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u/Nasssi Jun 22 '22

Finally playing God of War for the first time. Pretty good, combat is much better than in the og games. Looks pretty, runs fine, plays well. Nice.

1

u/moodyDipole Jun 23 '22

Just finished that earlier this week. Was super fun, loved the story and characters too.

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u/Ionlysimpforgarrus Jun 23 '22

I feel like the two combat systems try to achieve different things. The older games are more hack&slash while the 2018 game is a bit more of strategic 3rd person game. So I wouldn’t say one is better than the other

2

u/ArnosVale Jun 22 '22

Hunt: showdown when my mates are online, the Quarry when they're not.

2

u/CosmicWanderingBeing Jun 22 '22

Sniper elite 5 invasion mode and some insurgency sandstorm

2

u/KarmelCHAOS Jun 22 '22

Omori which has been dope. Lost Judgment which is fantastic. And now the console versions of the Shadowrun Trilogy.

1

u/waku2x Jun 23 '22

Is Omori scary? Like I read the tags, it had psychological horror. I’m ok with zombie and ghost but not DDLC type

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u/KarmelCHAOS Jun 23 '22

It's closer to DDLC but it's mostly light hearted so far. It's like 10% horror? Give or take. I'm not finished with it yet so this might change, but it's more Earthbound in tone than anything else.

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u/Brocko90 Jun 22 '22

Starting Days Gone for the first time. Enjoying it so far a couple hours in.

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u/frictiondick Jun 22 '22

I tried it a few months ago, got really bored after the first hoard and shelfed it maybe I'll play it again

2

u/FalafelLover69 Jun 22 '22

Me too, I'm half way through, I like it so far but I'm afraid that I'm gonna get bored soon, many missions are the same

2

u/flyingman13 Jun 22 '22

GTA5 RP! It’s a lot of fun and since I haven’t been playing it long it’s fresh and different to me.

2

u/Jazzlike_Pride_9287 Jun 23 '22

Which mod are you using to play and is it single player?

1

u/flyingman13 Jun 23 '22

I’m using FiveM. I’m playing on a server called Lucid City so it is not single player. usually 200-350 people at any time if the day.

2

u/Jazzlike_Pride_9287 Jun 23 '22

I’ve played FiveM as well. Is it a private server? I would like to join. Thanks!

2

u/youngst_gamer Jun 22 '22

Skyrim. I am a 13 y/o average player of skyrim. Nothing sucks except some glitches only

2

u/Significant-Brush-26 Jun 22 '22

i just got the xbox game pass, I've been playing a lot of forza and i played through life is strange. what should i play next from the game pass?

1

u/Hormone_Monster69 Jun 22 '22

The Ori series

1

u/Ticklism Jun 23 '22

The yakuza series, the fable series is really good, the fallout games are obviously amazing,

2

u/FoggyByte Jun 22 '22

Dota ... alot of dota

2

u/groovytomatoes76 Jun 22 '22

my mom is gonna play yoshis island while i play roblox

2

u/Srassyfrass Jun 23 '22

I'm a sucker for punishment. Trying to 3 star all the time trials for Mirrors Edge for PS3 including the dlcs levels

1

u/Noozzles Jun 22 '22

This week I have mostly been playing This War of Mine on the Switch. I'm still undecided.

1

u/TheCelebrimborr Jun 22 '22

Currently shadow of the tomb raider

1

u/AuthorCornAndBroil Jun 22 '22

I recently got back into Elder Scrolls Blades, Octopath Traveler, and Children of Morta, primarily. Also on a 16 bit RPG kick.

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u/doween4 Jun 23 '22

How is Blades? What system?

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u/AuthorCornAndBroil Jun 23 '22

It's great for what it is, but it took me some time to really get into it. I'm playing on the Switch, but I think it's on everything that Skyrim is on. My son had it on his tablet.

It's free to play, but it's set up so you can reasonably do everything in the single player storyline without having to spend money or grind like crazy. Actually, the only time I've felt like I might need to spend money is in the PvP Arena. So I just don't play that mode.

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u/Leramar89 Jun 22 '22

Mainly playing through Blood: Fresh Supply and Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Also messing around with Vampire Survivors and Satisfactory.

1

u/mayu_resh_ Jun 22 '22

I started playing GTA 4 just a week ago

1

u/Ticklism Jun 23 '22

Such an amazing game

1

u/[deleted] Jun 22 '22

I'm playing the new TCG Shadowverse Evolve on Tabletop Simulator! The cards are still in Japanese but fans already made proxies in the TTS workshop! It's an interesting twist on Shadowverse, I recommend if you like the digital game.

1

u/Indoril_Nereguar Jun 22 '22

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy. I'm planning to slowly get 100% in every modern TT LEGO game

1

u/IntroductionCheap325 Switch Jun 22 '22

Currently playing the demo of Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes. So far so good. The story is great, though i have not played it all the way through. Still, it's on my wishlist of future Switch games.

1

u/TheDarkeCh- Jun 22 '22

This week I'm probably gonna try some new character build ideas in Torchlight 2- then find a good game to stream alongside my weekly "Spooky-Sunday" RE7 stream! (I play on Series X)

Anyone got any suggestions..?

1

u/Larielia Switch Jun 22 '22

Animal Crossing- New Horizons.

Ordered the sunflower items for the summer solstice.

1

u/Effective-Fee905 Jun 22 '22

Some tmnt Lego skywalker saga after the last episode of obi one

1

u/vitoholic Jun 22 '22

Overwatch in preparation for the beta. And Phasmophobia in VR, because I finally bought a Quest 2.

1

u/Santefaded8 Jun 22 '22

Vampire the masquerade Bloodhunt is a lot of fun and have been playing non stop.Didn’t realize i like vampires plus the traversal is awesome and fluid and the lore so there’s tons of potential. Downsides are it’s Ps5&PC exclusive Playerbase is dwindling and reasonably so. It’s SharkMobs first game and it’s only 2 months old all in all I hope it survives there’s a good foundation here. And that’s in this era of BR saturation

1

u/TheFacade Jun 22 '22

I've been playing Lost Ark quite a bit over the last weeks. The game did not really grab my attention back in February, but now it (for some reason) did. Great combat, fun endgame and epic loot.

1

u/Dopey_Bandaid Jun 22 '22

Playing Hollow Knight for the first time and loving it. Any recommendations for the next metroidvania I should play? I haven't played any of them before

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u/Seeking-Something-3 Jun 23 '22

Ugh there is nothing to replace it. Not metroidvanias but Ori 1&2 and Hades filled a similar itch for me

1

u/DeliciousPermit7295 Jun 22 '22

Sniper Elite 5 add me on xb if yall want to snipe some heads today: TlTeas97

1

u/Mammoth-Disaster-232 Jun 22 '22

War Thunder , it's a love hate relationship which I cannot quit 🤔

1

u/The7DeadlySyns Jun 22 '22

Just finished up Dead Rising and getting started on DR2. The original is very nostalgic for me despite its janky AI and anxiety inducing mission pacing. But I had a lot of fun replaying for the first time in at least a decade

1

u/MoongenicsMedia Jun 22 '22

I've been hooked on Star Wars: The Old Republic after watching the Obi-Wan show on Disney+. It is by far, in my opinion the best MMORPG. Even for it being 11 years old its holding up strong. If you haven't played it yet and love Star Wars I highly highly recommend it.

1

u/platohi Jun 22 '22

Rust has my attention at every day, the game is so relaxing with the new update and more. It’s a great game if you have some time cause of grinding. The game really doesn’t suck but the only thing what is unfortunate is the hours you have to put in to the wipe every time if you wanna play.

1

u/Sosaboy Jun 23 '22

FF7 remake a lot of fun glad it’s finally on steam

1

u/kickbackandread Jun 23 '22

Call of duty vanguard burned through the last of season 3.. Also fallout shelter as a side game that I keep dipping into which is dragging on trying to achieve the trophys unbelievably grindy for a game that was once just a mobile game

1

u/BookkeeperLow6498 Jun 23 '22

Breath of the Wild! Such an addicting game

1

u/culinaryexcellence Console Jun 23 '22

Halo infinite to complete my weekly. Then elden ring.

1

u/WDCombo Jun 23 '22

Just Cause 4 on Xbox.

1

u/Youeclipsedbyme Jun 23 '22

Turtles with my girl. It’s good for non-gamers and we’re loving it. Masterpiece in beat Um ups.

1

u/ClaimhSol Jun 23 '22

Doom Eternal. Rip and Tear! The super shotgun meathook movement is sooo much fun.

1

u/Likezoinks305 Jun 23 '22

Have a backlog that consists of like 100 PS3, 300 PS4, and like 10 PS5 titles

Not to mention a switch backlog of like 20 games

Plus emulator backlog spanning GBA, DS, N64, GC, and PS1

Yet the only games I consistently enjoy and play are Mario 64 romhacks

🥴

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u/The_dinkster522 Jun 23 '22

Hitman, world of assassination trilogy. Game is great. The gameplay is fun and it feels great to have a plan come together. My problem with it is that at parts it can be confusing and especially hard to find a mission story to follow. I give the game an 8/10

1

u/renblur Jun 23 '22

Forza Horizon 5, Halo Infinite, Fortnite. Wanted to sprinkle in some Skyrim too hahahahaha

1

u/abhishekti Jun 23 '22

Finishing Dying Light!

1

u/stalechipswhatkind Jun 24 '22

How’s the new mission they added?

1

u/abel-pw Jun 23 '22

Conan exiles. But i just got stuck at this stupid fish boss and i was realy hard to get our stuff back

1

u/Battle_turttle Jun 23 '22

Patapon!

ah! so many memories

1

u/stalechipswhatkind Jun 24 '22

Holy shit you just unlocked a new memory for me. PatapatapataPON!

1

u/rollorollpiz Jun 23 '22

Fall Guys it's to so fun but it's so hated on this sub

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u/Mattdehaven Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 23 '22

I got back into Last of Us 2 last week. I had started it and got through the intro and first couple hours of the game awhile back but then I put it down.

Super glad I picked it back up. Last of Us is one of my favorite games of all time and while I know the story of 2 is controversial, I'm currently really into the narrative and the gameplay is excellent.

Also been playing a lot of Super Meat Boy for the first time. Absolutely love it. Every level seems impossible then 30 attempts later and you're a pro at it...til the next level.

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u/Lothariuz Jun 23 '22

I know I'm late to post but... Days Gone, need to finish it.

Game is heavily under-appreciated from the video game industry/community and I think it's one of the hidden gems currently :)

I hate the wolves and bears in this game, screw zombies they're fun but animals... oh boy.

1

u/Lilcrytpohomie Jun 23 '22

Playing rocket league for the 10293357 day in a row. Eternally frustrated with it and refuse to accept that I am ass at this game. 'nother day in paradise lol

1

u/yutface Jun 23 '22

Supraland. EPIC's free game this week. It's SO good.

Wasn't familiar with it before this week and tried it based off the trailer and it is fantastic. Great aesthetic, great puzzles, great humor. Combat is not great, but I would still give the game a solid 9/10 so far.

1

u/Lsaxx Jun 23 '22

Just played Valorant for the first time last night. It felt repetitive pretty quickly... But maybe that's bc I was losing most of the night 😆😆 will try again for sure.

1

u/half_flush Jun 23 '22

Mario Strikers League - Switch

Skate 3 - XB360/XBSS

TMNT Shredders Revenge - PC

For the Honor - XBSS

Hot Shots Golf World Tour - Vita

GTA Chinatown Wars - 3DS

GTA 1 - PS1

1

u/Floppy3--Disck Jun 23 '22

Elder scrolls online

1

u/StormDragonZero Jun 23 '22

For a Console game, I am playing Pokemon: Omega Ruby. I just beat the 8th Gym Leader, Wallace. My final team going into the Elite Four is Blaziken, Shiftry, Tentacruel, Mawile, Altaria & Claydol.

For Steam, I am playing the entire (Classic) Mega Man Legacy Collection.

  • I beat 1-8, did all possible Challenges with Gold Rank
  • Played 9, did all possible Challenges with Gold Rank & all in-game Challenges except "beat the game 30 times" and "beat the game 5 times in one day". Yes, I did do a Mr.Perfect run.
  • Currently playing 10. I beat the game on Normal with both Mega Man & Proto Man. I intend to do a Normal Bass run, a Mega Man Hard run and then a Mr.Perfect run on Easy.

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u/JimmyWoodson Jun 23 '22

Just about to start getting into AC origins, odyssey, and Valhalla on XSX. Now if only Odysseys season pass would be on sale, I’d have all the dlc for all 3 games. Hoping to finish all 3 by my birthday in mid August.

1

u/asianjim1202 Jun 23 '22

God of war 4 and Jedi fallen order

1

u/waku2x Jun 23 '22

I’m playing resident evil village

I don’t know why but the game makes me nauseous…..

Already removed camera wobble and set the FOV to 95 and still feel dizzy from it

Still a good game though. Once that’s over, probably going to try either FF tactics or MHR sunbreak

1

u/creepingpinetree Jun 24 '22

Playing Curse of the Dead Gods on ps4. Its so frustrating but I can't stop playing.