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 No.60906[Last 50 Posts]

Thread for discussing games you're currently playing.

>What games are you playing?

>What games have you recently purchased?

Previous thread:
>>57966

 No.60907

>>60906
I'm playing Ultrakill. I've found myself in some sort of mind haze lately and thinking about anything deeply to be exhausting. Then I got this feeling of playing a mindless shooter. Quake is usually the one I would go in those cases but I've played that title way too many times. I've been hearing stuff about boomer shooters and decided to try them out while I'm in the mood for that sort of thing.

I tried Cultic first. It's alright but I found the graphics to be a tad too muddy and it's not mindless as I would like. It's slow and you have to save ammo and do exploration. So I played it for 20 minutes and moved on. Then I tried Project Warlock, a game I read pretty positive reviews for. This one I found too linear, too cartoony, killing things are not all that satisfying for some reason. Played for 20 minutes and moved on.

Next I tried Dusk and that one is fast and mindless enough but the art direction wasn't cutting it for me. I don't want to run in a farm, I wanted something more cyberpunky. So I played for 20 and moved on. Then I tried Incision, it's bad. Then Prodeus which I liked but I don't know. It just felt too derivative of something I can't put my finger on. I kept thinking if I'll play this might as well play Quake again. Then I tried Ion Fury. The level designs made me get lost and then I was forced to think about where I was going and that's not what I'm looking for. I'm looking for mowing down a bunch of enemies without having to think about anything. So I quit it.

I was going to try Doom Eternal but it's like 60 gigs to download and god knows how big it is once installed. I got tired just thinking about it. Maybe some other time. And then in a last-ditch effort I got Ultrakill, a game I ignored at first because it looked too colorful. It turns out it's the best one of the bunch. Mindless, fast, shooting the monsters feels good, fast… fast, quite fast. Too fast for me in fact but it doesn't bother me too much. I'm currently stuck on the The Corpse of King Minos. Almost killed him a couple of times but died at the last second. What a nice game this is. It doesn't pull any punches, either. It certainly has its own charm and it's innovative in a way all the other titles are not. The idea of replenishing health with the blood of monster is quite cool and it forces you to blow shit up face to face.

The one thing I don't get are the jokes. I have the habit of reading negative reviews for games I like to see the difference in tastes. Many times a person mentions something that he disliked it but that very reason is why I liked it. Anyway, I could not find a single negative review because they're all buried in garbage jokes. I don't get it. Well, fuck it. Ultrakill is a nice game.

 No.60909

Diablo 2
again
I'll never be done with this game

 No.60915

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Finished playing Sonic Superstars (from the leaked switch nsp)
It was pretty mediocre, about what I expected considered Arzest's track record. The movement actually feels pretty good for the most part (probably because they ripped it from Mania) and the first few zones are fun enough but the later ones get annoying. Bosses are also incredibly tedious all the way through, just about every one forces you to wait a long time for an opening to get a single hit in. Most aren't even hard, they're just padded with easily avoided attack patterns that go on for way too long.
Music is also really hit and miss, a few good tracks here and there but a lot of it is pretty forgettable. Sound design is also annoying, some weird sound mixing and a lot of the SFX are grating and repetitive.
Not worth $60 so glad I pirated, will probably buy it on sale years down the line when there's mods + a complete edition and it's 30 or less.

 No.60918

I'm coming to the end of Psychonauts 2, it's a pretty fun 3D Platformer when they let you play it but by God is it overstuff with cutscenes and I can't say I care much for characters or plot

 No.60924

I'm playing Mario Kart 8 for the Switch right now. I'm trying to beat all of 200cc and the 150cc time trials to get ready for the 5,000 coin grind I need to do to finish the game. I'm also playing Mario Maker 2, but it's not really on my to-do list. I'm more interested in completing games rather than playing them endlessly.

 No.60925

>>60915
It's too pricey for me right now I will wait for a sale

 No.60926

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I have been playing this game and enjoyed it until I got to the final boss.I had to flee because I ran out of revives but I decided to shut the power down and came back and lost everything my tagged equipment was gone to.

I really enjoyed this game but this loss is too crushing for me.I would have to rebuild my equipment again and I don't want to do that.I don't know if I will ever come back to this game after that.

 No.60927

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I'm playing this. It's mostly garbage really but I'm a fan of the movies so enjoying it anyway. I think the Saw franchise has a really good potential as a horror/puzzle game but you'd need a good developer and higher budget to pull it off.

 No.60934

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Is the anon who was playing 15h or stellaris daily still around? I got the game a few days ago and I know what you mean now. I wake up and play this thing until going to bed again. Very addictive and fun. I like to obliterate all humans and make them go extinct. It's fun.

 No.60957

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>kill all the monsters in a level in about 4 minutes
>spend 10 minutes walking around lost, searching for a fucking key

I hate fps games that pretend it's fun to get lost in a bunch of bland corridors that look all the same. I'm sure this was good when it came out but ffs.

 No.60958

>>60934
Enjoy it while it lasts. I found that the game became less enjoyable as I progressed and started to figure things out. The enemy doesn't get any smarter on higher difficulty settings, they just get stat boosts so you'll be sitting there realizing how fucked you are and then the computer does some incredibly dumb bullshit that lets you survive. It just feels a bit lame because the only way you can win is through the computer making basic retard mistakes over and over. It would have been much better if they could have figured out how to make it "smarter" as you go up in difficulty. I was addicted until on one playthrough I achieved total galactic unification under my federation and then I just stopped and haven't had the urge to play again.

 No.60960

>>60957
press tab to open the map

 No.60961

>>60960
lol don't handhold that guy. It's amusing to read game reviews of people who have no clue how to play videogames.

 No.60963

>>60960
I'm aware of the map anon. Doesn't change what I said unfortunately. Later levels are way too long, everything looks the same and then you wander around empty corridors most of the time. Every other level in Doom overstate its welcome by several minutes.
>>60961
I wish. Your comment is rather hilarious because the problem is the exact the opposite. I know too much about video games and have played way too many to put up with even the smallest amount of gaming bullshit. Every time I gently brush the wall in this fucking game and it breaks my momentum I feel like turning it off.

I don't even know why I play games at this point. It's garbage and a brain dead activity but I don't feel like doing anything else. Fucking hell.

 No.60964

>>60957
my problem playing hedon was exactly that. much more level variety, but i missed something and after half an hour of searching i still had no clue where to find it. was fun but i never grew up playing doom so i dont have any nostalgia goggles to look past annoyances like this

 No.60967

Been playing a lot of CS2, mainly deathmatch.
Wish they didn't take away the option of playing CS:GO stuff, but so far CS2 is decent though a bit lacking in stuff.
I miss gunrace.

 No.60968

>>60967
You don't have to play the newest installment if the previous installment is still more fun.

 No.60970

>>60968
CS:GO is gone.
You can't play it anymore.

That said, CS2 literally is just a upgraded version of CS:GO, but it will take them months or even years to add in a bunch of the stuff.

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>>60970
>CS:GO is gone.
Nani the fuck?! I never thought they would flat out de-list the game and replace it entirely. That is happening too much on Steam. Games disappearing not just from the store, but from the libraries of those who already "bought" it. No "Sorry, this title is no longer available on Steam" message, no CD Key to activate on another platform. Just a generic redirect to the Steam homepage where you're bomblasted by a fuckton of ads for irrelevant games. No trace of it but a digital e-mail receipt that isn't good for fuck all but a reminder that you spent up to $90 on a game that they arbitrarily decided you aren't allowed to play anymore.
>CS2 literally is just a upgraded version of CS:GO
CS:GO with upgrades is upgraded CS:GO.
>it will take them months or even years to add in a bunch of the stuff.
So it's a downgrade so far? Isn't the whole benefit of SOURCE2 that previous source assets could be converted over en masse and work right away? I payed full price for CS:GO and I'd like to play that game, or atleast hat is was before all of this "economy" shit, not some flaky downgraded version that takes a 2080ti to run despite still looking like it's from 2012. Oh, and I've been downgraded to "free mode" despite buying it fully once already, so now I need to buy the "premium version" in order to get half of what I had back in the CS:GO beta. What a shitload of fuck. This is the kind bad decision that falls in to the realm of accelerationism towards a change in consumer-side interactive media protection laws. Piracy wins again. Fuck Valve, Fuck Steam, Fuck DRM. It's all just a scam designed to exploit money from hyperactive young men who were tricked by an industry of paid shills and wannabe stock traders in to spending all of their time and money on GAMBLING for COSMETIC VIRTUAL GOODS that will be TAKEN AWAY FROM THEM as soon as the overbearing company developers an even BETTER scam.

 No.60973

>>60971
it's not even CSGO. I've played it and was surprised to hit so many headshots and end among the first during plenty of death matches, I am a casual so I know this. It's a casualized version for zoomers and people who aren't that big into FPS to play where you can aim and follow recoil.
Even valorant now poses more difficulty than cs go 2 with how easy and casual it has become.

 No.60977

>>60973
The recoil patterns and guns all perform the same. Hit boxes are also the same.
I tried out that setting where the crosshair follows the gun bouncing around and hated it so turned it off. It actually made hitting follow up shots harder for me.
The main difference I noticed is the improvement in visibility and how light and shadow works.
Which is why it's a bit easier to hit head shots.

The BR mode casualized it, and that is gone.
CS2 hasn't been and isn't casuailized in any way. Most of the changes, like the limited buy menu actually make the game more tactical.
You are basically dead wrong to the point that I think you are just intentionally lying to be outrageous.

 No.61074

Tried playing stellaris again and was surprised to see that they put out an update that changed a lot of stuff with a new update. They say they added more end game content, but my first game I tried using the Tyznn which I have never done before and I didn't raise the difficulty to grand admiral because I had been having trouble with the commonwealth of man and I figured they would be similar. They are not though, the slavers guild civic makes it so much comfier and easier to play with so I ended up pretty much completely dominating before I reached the end game, so I started over with grand admiral difficulty. I was super behind on tech and fleets in the beginning (the first alien gateway was built in 2302 while I still had like 500 tech), but I focused on pops and planets and now I'm basically right back where I was the last game in a dominant position with more than double the planets of anyone else. Luckily there is still a federation with 3 of the most powerful empires and they are about to take one of the fallen empires so it's not completely dead yet. Pretty much have the galaxy split in half at this point between their federation and my federation. This play through was really annoying though because for some reason there were a shit ton of planets. I have over 50 colonies right now and I have a bunch I haven't even colonized yet. I gotta figure out how to turn that down and to turn down the tech so that people aren't getting gateways so early. I read somewhere that you can do that.

 No.61082

Anyone here still play LoL?

 No.61086

>>61082
This is a site for adult males, so you'll be hard pressed to find a fellow LEEGUR here.

 No.61087


 No.61100

Can't decide which game I should play next. I have accumulated quite a few from various giveaways. Here is what I am considering:

TES: Oblivion (finished morrowind and skyrim but got bored of this one when I tried it many years ago)

Dishonored 1 and 2 (bought 1 many years ago, never finished it because I'm not a huge fan of shooters)

The evil within 2 (don't have 1)

Ozymandias: bronze age empire sim

Ghostrunner

Prey

Bioshock 1, 2, and infinite (started infinite couldn't get into it, but maybe it would be better if I started with the first one)

Surviving the aftermath

Fallout 1 and 2

Homeworld: deserts of kharak

Death Stranding

Total war warhammer

Xcom2

Galactic civilizations 3

Vampyr

Godfall

Rebel galaxy

Alien: isolation

Frostpunk

Anyone have suggestions for what you would pick?

 No.61101

>>61100
Dishonored 1 and 2 are some of my all time favorite games. They aren’t really shooters, they’re much more stealth oriented.

 No.61102

>>61100
Infinite is bad, 1 is good for story and setting and 2 is more fun gameplay-wise.

 No.61108

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Inertia


It's a game that would highly benifit from being able to see your feet.
It's hard to get the sense of where your footbox is which is a problem for a very stripped down firstperson platformer.
Jumps feel inconsistent. Sometimes boost of speed feel random. Honsitly there isn't a solid sense of tight control that I would typically expect of a platformer game. Especially one that is so absurdly simple and stripped down.
There are less to most levels then free community surf maps in CS:GO.
There is nothing really too them. Sure there are more mechanics to master, but there just isn't much to the game, and what there is that is there just isn't very well polished. It feels more like a proof of concept or a system that should be added to a game with some tweeks to make it feel more consistent. Not a game all by it's self.


Overall I give it a 2 out of 5.
It's not abysmal its very undercooked and isn't worth money (even though I got it for 49¢ on sell)

 No.61112

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I know MMORPGs are a pretty sensitive genre but I have been really invested in LOTRO. I enjoy the atmosphere and the world a lot, and I wish I had played this back in its prime rather than World of Warcraft. I really like all of the classes, the Warden in particular is quite fun with their sort of combo skill system, but I've made an assortment of other characters as well, looking forward to trying out the Minstrel as "bard" classes seem to be rare in MMORPGs. There is a private server for the original expansion Shadows of Angmar releasing soon, and I'm looking forward to trying that, but I really enjoy the current game for what it is, though there are many things I have read about the original game that were significantly nerfed and dumbed down in the retail game, which is very disappointing to me. I've even gone so far as to make a pretty autistic list of all of the ways they've neutered the game, as it is something that matters in my eyes. I just hope that they do not try to streamline it further, because I actually enjoy oldschool MMO systems a lot.

Also one of the wights in the Great Barrow is wearing Polish hussar armor and that is neat.

 No.61116

Playing Baldur’s gate 3. The characters are all annoying and written by giant marvel Reddit retards. The succubi narrator takes me out of it completely. The game is also gross my character started ripping on a guys brain with his bare hands and it made me want to puke. The dialogue choices are all shit and so far trying to play a bad guy because I hate every character I meet in the game but you can’t really play a bad guy because you need party members to get past the enemy encounters

 No.61118

>>61116
Is the gameplay good?

 No.61119

>>61118
As an avid RPG hater, it's pretty good.
Your spells are limited by amount of uses, which you can refresh at expense of "camp resources", so you have to "prepare" for encounters instead of having every single spell available at the cost of mana, which is usually gay and lame.
You can cheese/ play strategically on most encounter by dropping around explosive barrels or creating water puddles which you can electrify or stack 3 people on a door so that only one enemy can pass through and attack or create cloud covers to block archers from shooting at you.

 No.61120

anyone played yggdra union?

 No.61121

>>61118
Within like the first half hour I camped and it made a reference to my character having gay sex and I deleted it from my hard drive. Thankfully I didn’t pay for it

 No.61122

>>61116
Use the gith, the vamp and the drow and you can be as evil as you like. Drow appears later on, you can use the Shart meanwhile

 No.61123

>>61116
>>61118
I liked the premise of you having a strange parasite inside you and the reactivity the game offered but the combat of BG3 was too slow and boring for me to tolerate. Every encounter takes ages because you need to get your guys in the right position and then you have to go back to camp and rest up and then do inventory management etc I know some people love that stuff but it's too tedious for me.

As for the companions I liked Shadowheart and the Githyanki succubus, the rest of them were pretty bad.

 No.61154

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Replaying for the nth time.

 No.61157

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I want to go through dragons dogma a third time this time as a sorcerer.Not planning on starting another run though will just new game plus it.

 No.61161

>>61101
Just finished dishonored 1. It was a lot shorter than I was expecting. Fairly fun though. I do enjoy sneaking up behind people and throwing them in the trash. The powers you get are definitely OP as fuck. After I got time stopping it was pretty trivial to just waltz around wherever and if you run into someone just stop time and choke them out, with enough potions you can even clear large groups, and the game is not stingy with potions or other mana recovery options. Being discovered in general feels pretty inconsequential in this game, you can just blink through the levels a minute or two going right through people and basically nothing happens, even alarms are weaksauce. The game also takes the multiple paths thing to the extreme, stuff ends up feeling fairly contrived even though I have to admit they did a good job of making it look natural for the most part. Stuff like the holes in the walls of rooms so you can pass through it on a vent just looks silly. The best part of the game IMO are the little content easter eggs they leave around here and there. It is fun trying to explore everywhere to make sure you've found all the content. Overall not one of my favorites but I can see why some people like it so much. I will probably wait a while before playing 2.

 No.61162

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I'm planning to sink my teeth into a civil war game. I remember an anon here posted about one of those some time ago but I can't find his post now and most threads on the archive for the board are broken. Anyway after looking for a bunch of these games online I think I'll try Brother Against Brother. Apparently it has a rather steep learning curve which will make it entertaining for a while. If any of you guys are into this sort of game and have a favorite let me know, I'm curious. I've never play this particular genre before.

 No.61163

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Any wiz playing/played War of Rights?

 No.61164

>>61161
Yeah, the freedom of the game kinda lends itself to being too easy. Just about every encounter can be solved with time stop and just shooting a bunch of crossbow bolts at once. And if you have the vaporize body perks you can basically do it right in front of people and they won’t care.

2 is a bit longer, but they both kinda use DLC to prop up the run times a bit.

 No.61165

>>61164
I solved every problem on the hardest difficulty with timed blink jumps.
That plus the power that lets you see where dudes are looking through walls make using stealth probably the easiest of any non-rpg game ever.
I could blink/run through most levels at speed run speeds without being detected.
It rendered almost all the equipment totally useless to me during my playthrough since those two powers were all I needed at all times.

 No.61166

>>61162
>>61163
I spent the whole day yesterday trying several different civil war related games and I'm impressed how bad they are compared to other strategy games out there. For some reason I always thought civil war was a very popular subject matter in the US and more than enough to have big companies making games about it. Turns out this is not exactly the case.

For example, we don't have a Paradox game about the civil war. I could swear there is was but there isn't. There is Victoria, a game taking place in that time period and the civil war is an event in that game but that's not the same thing. Then there is a Sid Meier game but it's quite old. In fact that's a common trend. Most civil war games are very dated by now, seems they were popular at one point and then people lost interest.

All the new ones are made by small companies. I've tried Grand Tactician - The Civil War, Ultimate General Civil War, Strategic Command American Civil War and I wanted to try Brother Against Brothers and AGEOD's Civil War II before giving up but I can't find those games to download anywhere and I'm not buying a game to play 30 minutes. I also didn't try any FPS games because I wanted to move regiments in a map instead of doing the actual shooting.

All the games I tried are buggy as fuck and I mean they're broken to the point of being more annoying than fun. They're made by small companies and they have a lot of heart but their code is just a mess.

In Grand Tactician the battle are extremely frustrating because of the AI. They can't retreat right, pathfinding is honestly the worst I've ever seen in a game of this genre and it's impossible not to compare this with the Total War games. Moving units in that game is so easy and fun and here you dread to go battle mode.

Ultimate General has its own share of problems. This is a more battle focused one which I didn't want (I was looking for a spreadsheet game) but gave it a try anyways. The very first battle you have to take a fort and destroy some artillery, fine. In my first try I took the time to organize the columns and orderly march towards the fort, using cover and everything, so I wiped out 90% of the Union forces but 3 artillery guys escaped, and I mean literally 3 guys without their guns. So I got a failed mission for that one. lol.

Then I tried again but this time I just rushed everybody towards the fort, lost half of my forces and most of the Union soldiers escaped BUT I made sure to kill all the artillery soldiers this time. That's a victory in the game's book.

Then I tried Strategic Command and this is exact the type of game I was going for. The problem this game is SO SLOW to do anything. It takes forever to calculate its moves (it goes to a black screen with a window saying calculating everytime) and everything is so wonky and dated. I don't mind the dated graphics but I do mind dated engines. It's also a hex game and you can't have more than a single troop inside the same space, which gives for some very odd battles.

To attest to the lack of interest for these games, I could not find torrents for some of them, which is a pity. Oh well.

 No.61168

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Anyone played GW1? I'm just getting into it. It's enjoyable so far. I like playing as the necromancer succubus, she's stylish.

 No.61169

>>61165
There are achievements for beating the game without being detected ever, and for using no powers (though I think you're forced to get blink) if that piques your interest.

 No.61171

or you could play thief 1 and 2 if you haven't already
(couldn't resist being snobbish)

 No.61174

>>61169
I might need to do another playthrough then.

Powerless stealth run sound fun.

 No.61177

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Having a go at Postal 2 again…. I really love Paradise, AZ and wish it was a real place. I just think it's so cozy

 No.61182

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I just finished playing Fallout 3 and what I mean is I explored every location on the map, didn't actually finished the main quest. I also played through the DLC Anchorage, I never liked the DLCs for this game, they all feel out of place and with the wrong atmosphere and Anchorage in particularly is extremely boring on top of that.

I love this game but it's funny, I don't care at all for the main quest, the whole thing with your dad and project purity. It all feels a little too sappy and unimaginative if you ask me. The strength of this game is on the atmosphere and little side quests you can do around, it's nice. The wasteland survival guide is probably my favorite quest, not only for this game but possibly for all the series. The Tenpenny tower related stuff is also pretty good. I like how there's no easy solution, I ended up just killing both sides of the conflict.

The GOTY edition is buggy as hell, I think it has more bugs than the regular version. VATS is janky, if you talk to people in the wrong order you end up breaking quests, items disappear, people disappear, etc. Good thing there's a wiki now explaining how to fix some of this shit through the console. There's also a lot of gaps your character can get stuck and you have to load a previous save or go noclip on it.

This was my first time playing with the Broken Steel dlc and I dislike it. Some new monsters have been introduced that are nothing but annoying bullet sponges. I'm talking about the Super mutant overlord and the Feral ghoul reaver. They ruin your high level experience because even at lvl 30, 100 skill and a fully maintained firearm still takes 4 full fucking clips of ammo to bring them down, it's very annoying. It's not a challenge at all because they only show up when you're high level anyway. All those monsters are are resource sinks but you have plenty of that anyways so they're just a huge nuisance. I know this is a video game but what creature can take 4 clips of an assault machine gun to the face? It's ridiculous. You should be one shotting everything at the highest level anyway, it's why you level up in the first place, so fights can end quickly.

All in all though I really love this game. Fallout is my favorite series and I've played every single title, except Fallout 76. It's also the only franchise that I actually bought a copy of a game, the other being the Total War series. I have Fallout 4 on my harddrive but I think I'll give it some time before moving on to that one.

 No.61183

>>61182
> Super mutant overlord and the Feral ghoul reaver
Those and other such enemies are why I always carry explosives.

Not only are they good for clearing out several low level mobs at once, but they can actually do decent damage against the most powerful dudes in the game, even without a maxed out skill.
I especially like setting up lines of mines when I can prepare for facing one of these buggers.
By late game I usually have too much shit accumulated anyway since by that point I am sneak killing nearly everything. So having a resource sink like that isn't as much of a big deal in late game.

That said, I do agree with you on the bugs and not liking the main quest. Side quest were where it's at with Fall out.

I heard the only reason why Starfield wasn't ultra buggy was because Microsoft stepped in and did the QA over again,saw the issues, then made them delay and actually fix the game. Their in-house QA sucks pretty bad.

I haven't played 4 yet myself, nor have I played 1 and 2.
Only played 3 and NV when it comes to fallout.
1 and 2 seem like it requires doing homework to really get into, and 4 just doesn't look like my style of game.

 No.61184

>>61183
>1 and 2 seem like it requires doing homework to really get into
what do you mean? they are pretty accessible games

 No.61186

>>61183
Definitely play the first one, it has imo the best soundtrack by far and the best atmosphere, too. Bethesda games are good and I like them but 1 has true grit. And you can finish it in a single sitting, no bloat at all, there's only 12 locations to visit. You just need to grab the game somewhere, and make sure to install Fallout Fixt https://www.nma-fallout.com/resources/fallout-fixt-full-all-fixes-and-mods.8/ and you're ready to go.

Just a word of warning, even with the patching, Fallout 1 still a little buggy, nothing too serious but make sure you save at the beginning of every location and have a second save while you're doing stuff in said location, just so you have a backup. This is also very useful because Fallout is a very old school game, meaning you make one incorrect choice on the dialogue and you'll be forever locked out of a cool quest or reward. It's probably intended so you play several runs to be able to see everything there is but that's not the style of gaming most people like nowadays, myself included. So don't be afraid to use the wiki https://fallout.fandom.com/wiki/Fallout_Wiki to help you out. Honestly I would still just install the fix and play without checking anything just to see how everything goes (probably nasty, brutish, short and fun), it is the first time you will be playing the game anyways. After that on your second playthrough, do check the wiki because there's a lot of hidden details here and there that are super cool but you would need to play several times to find them without help. Again you can do all that in a single day, it's a short game.

Despite the bugs and old school approach to gaming, I heartly recommend you at least try it out. Every time I listen to the sountrack of that game I remember why the first one still the best. Short, nasty, brutish, funny, very fun game.

 No.61210

>>61183
>1 and 2 seem like it requires doing homework to really get into
Not at all, you can easily beat 1 in a single day, and if you play as a thief the games become trivial

 No.61230

>>61177
Love this one. I still clearly remember playing it as a 10yo. It's one of those games that I will play until the day I die.

>>61182
Fallout 3 is my favorite fallout. Even though I believe New Vegas is objectively better in many aspects, I still prefer Fallout 3's atmosphere and world. I explored the whole map and it was amazing. Every location had small details and little random pieces of lore here and there.

Bulletspongy enemies are a real drag in this game tho, Bethesda still hadn't really learned anything from all the stupid shit in Oblivion at that point.

About the DLCs, Broken Steel and the Pitt were incredibly fun, but anchorage and mothership zeta were utter dogshit, but they had nice loot.

 No.61232

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>>60906
Just got a Saturn two days ago and started to try some exclusive titles, i'm curtently playing Keyo Flying Squadron 2, didn't beat it yet But it's by far my favorite, amazing graphics and a very confy ost.

 No.61269

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I've played about 6 or so hours of this and now I'm quitting it. The sci-fi element of RE has been completely replaced by a Halloween party in this game. Straight up fantasy and a rather boring one at that. At the same time it feels very derivative of RE4, going from a village to a castle, felt like I mostly played this before. It's also very verbose. The protagonist won't shut the hell up and there's way too many cutscenes. That's what you get for having a westerner writing the plot. Pointless drivel that kills the momentum every turn. I just didn't care for the characters and the Halloween nonsense was just putting me off. Oh well, at least I didn't pay for it.

 No.61271

>>61269
Resident Evil has sadly been a halloween party with fantasy shit ever since 4. 5 especially hammed it up. And if you think 7 is bad for this then Village really went over the top with the fantastical elements to the point it feels like a fever dream of a game with all of the story book nonsense going on.

 No.61272

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>>61271
RE VII has 3 literal witches that turn their bodies into flies, a dragon, people's souls trapped inside dolls, Orcs straight from the LotR moviers riding horses and carrying maces, long sword bearing skeletons wearing medieval hoods, among other things. And that's within the first few hours before I quit. It kept going more and more that direction so I'm guessing it gets worse. The way it was going it would not feel out of place to have a talking Jack-o'-lantern in there somewhere giving you tips. Sure RE 4 had abominations with tentacles but it never got this bad and 4's gameplay was new and fun, 7 is just a FPS with busy work puzzle every 30 minutes.

 No.61273

>>61272
Wiz that's Village you're talking about, not VII. VII is the one set inside the house. I completely agree that Village is fantasy shit even compared to the other games.

 No.61274

>>61273
Yup you're right of course, for some reason I keep thinking Village is 7 while writing these posts. I think 'the FPS RE' and they lump together. I never actually played 7 though. Is it as bad as Village? If it is I might as well skip it.

 No.61275

>>61274
7 is NOWHERE near as bad as Village. 7 is pretty lowkey for the first half and doesn't do anything as crazy as the first 3 games. It's mainly solving puzzles in a house while avoiding the stalker enemy. Sure one of the characters turns into an abomination but that's a Resident Evil staple going back to the OG games. There are no literal witches, vampires, werewolves or magic lightning wizards. The second half of the game goes more shooty bang bang with tar monsters but again, nothing bad. Village is a radically different game compared to 7 in all of the worst ways.

 No.61276

>>61275
Thanks anon, I might play it then.

 No.61277

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Played this when it came out. In 30 years of gaming this is the only title ever to make me ragequit. I'm about to give it another go after 6 years.

 No.61278

>>61277
> In 30 years of gaming this is the only title ever to make me ragequit.
Isn’t that like the whole purpose of the game?

 No.61279

>>61278
Welp I gave up on it already after 90 minutes. I wasn't angry this time, just bored.

 No.61280

>>61279
SOUNDS LIKE U NEED TO GET OVER IT LOL

 No.61285

Tried playing scott pilgrim vs the world game.
Turns out it requires a Ubisoft acount, has denovo, and is always online even to play single player.

Didn't know any of this when I bought it so tried to get a refund.
Steam said no because it had been more then 14 days since I bought it.
Whatever, uninstalled and gave it a bad review.
Now I have to use antivirus to scrape denovo out of the root of my system again.

 No.61290

>>61285
I thought that game got delisted because one of the musicians had a pissy fit and reneged on the music rights.

 No.61293

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I've played this years ago and for some reason I'm feeling like giving it a go again. There are tons of new content for it, happy to see the devs and community didn't abandon this game.

 No.61294

>>61293
I last played this when they added Italy. it's really cool to see them add in most of Europe now. Being able to drive from the far north of Scotland all the way down to Istanbul or soon Greece will be a hell of a road trip. It's a very comfy game to just drive in.

 No.61295

>>61294
I was driving around Madrid with a double trailer truck and ended up in a frontal collision with another vehicle on a U turn. It was an incredibly narrow two-way street and I had to use both lanes. Holy shit. I was going at 15km/h so it wouldn't be fatal but it certainly ruined the comfy ride I was having.

 No.61296

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Started this recently. I enjoyed playing xenogears so I figured I'd give it a try. Didn't see it being praised as much as the other entries but still wanted to give it a go since it looked interesting. I'm 6hrs in and there's a lot of cutscenes, way more than I anticipated, but since I'm enjoying the characters and the story I'll keep pushing. Maybe someone that played the trilogy here can give some insight on if it's worth playing all of them or if I should just skip to xenoblade already.

 No.61297

>>61294
>able to drive from the far north of Scotland all the way down to Istanbul or soon Greece
do you drive onto a ferry to cross to ocean or is there some epic bridge ingame?

 No.61299

>>61297
Ferries.

 No.61301

>>61290
It was less of a pissy fit and more of the publisher wanted to change the terms of the contract retroactively and they said no.

Anyway, they eventually worked out a deal years later (which were basically the original terms the publisher agreed to, lol) and re-released it on PC and later consoles.
That publisher being Ubisoft, they added drm to the gills, require 3 fucking accounts to access the game, and is always online and can be pulled from my library any time the company feels like it.
What a shitty company and shitty industry practice.

I guess I have to check steam DB before buying anything to check for this bullshit. Because it's not obvious in the store.

 No.61302

>>61301
The 3rd party shit with ubisoft and EA is beyond egregious. I tried to play an EA title recently and was met with the same "pls install our software" bullshit and nearly refunded on the spot.

 No.61303

anyone play palworld? worth the money?

 No.61304

>>61303
If watching cute pokemon creatures perform manual labor while you play discount minecraft is worth 30 or so dollars, then yeah. I personally think the knock off pokemon are super cute, but I'm just not into the survival crafting genre at all. It's still early access too, so as it is right now I would say it's not worth it. But if they fixed the bugs and optimized it and add what they said they will, then yeah it will be worth it then.

 No.61305

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>>61301
>Because it's not obvious in the store.

seems obvious to me

 No.61306

>>61293
The thing is that my Index sucks, the resolution is very low and so you don't see traffic signs very well.
And not playing it in VR and with a wheel makes no sense to me.
So I'll wait for a better headset.

 No.61311

>>61305
The fuck, my client doesn't have that.

 No.61332

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>>61311
Steam only shows those notices to people who it is legally required to. Some governments penalize dishonest business practices such as not being clear about the DRM. If you've not convinced VALVe that you're from one of these places, they won't bother to tell you anything. The only way DRM can endure if it's done quietly, so VALVe, Ubisoft, EA etc all try paint over it until you've already made the purchase. Anyone adverse to having the license to borrow a downloaded copy of a game revoked on the whim of a multi-billion dollar company, should not be using Steam at all. At the core of the User Agreement lies gobbledegook explaining how VALVe can do anything to your account or library for any reason without disclosing any reasoning for their actions. And you must agree to this EULA every time it updates.

There is absolutely no reason to buy from Steam if the game is available elsewhere. If it's a singleplayer game and you want to directly support the developer, pirate the game and send the money to them some other way. A lot of small devs are only on Steam because of the Greenlight process, which may allow their game yo g up for sale but nonetheless results in a significant cut of sales be sent to VALVe, as well as some additional restrictions such as VALVe de-listing your game and holding your profits if someone involved in the development ends up posting a wrongthink on Facebook. There are safer, more profitable alternatives to Steam.

 No.61333

>>61332
>Steam only shows those notices to people who it is legally required to.
They're legally required to show that to any potential customers, so everybody. I don't know why >>61311 doesn't have it, it's really odd.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/2215260/Scott_Pilgrim_vs_The_World_The_Game__Complete_Edition/ It's clearly there on the steam page for the game.

 No.61334

>>61333
>It's clearly there on the steam page for the game.
For you, >>61305, and I. For those with IPs or accounts listed in most Asian, Arican, and South American cpmpanies, they don't see it.

 No.61335

>>61334
>cpmpanies
cpuntries*

 No.61344

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Finished both Fear and Hunger and Fear and Hunger 2. Pretty good games overall. Not perfect by any means and they do have some utterly God awful design decisions. Can't say I was too big of a fan of how so many mechanics simply weren't explained or alluded to even remotely in the game however, so you had to simply guess and possibly fuck yourself over or just look things up online. Something compounded even more due to the nature of how saves work and that they are so limited or could straight up end your run thanks to a 50/50 chance of anal rape. I tried to avoid spoiling myself as much as possible but I'll admit I was frustrated a number of times and did myself dirty a little bit towards the end as I simply wanted it done with.

Between the two games, Termina was certainly my favourite. Difficult at first but the moment you get the Meat Grinder and a couple of good items, the game becomes very trivial. However I did make a termina-l mistake and take a look at the community around the games and to my absolute lack of surprise, it is truly awful. The "trans" representation in the form of one of the characters seems to have acted like a bat signal to the worst people who have thoroughly infected every facet of the games community and made every conversation and theory revolve around whether a character is comfortable with their assigned gender. It's definitely gross and I despise those freaks.

Overall I'd give both games a tentative 7/10. They fill a nice little niche in the gaming market and the overall world and lore is intriguing. Obnoxious design decisions both help and hinder in equal measure so it's a matter of patience for how much of it you can stand before you get tired. Or simply look things up and make the games trivial and, thusly breaking the very thing that make them stand out. I am looking forward to a third game if it happens. For similar albeit vastly superior games of the style I'd recommend Darkwood.

 No.61345

Rain World. I don't know what to think of it so far (2 hrs)
I'll probably ask for a refund and grab it when it's discounted.

 No.61363

CS2 had a decent content update and added in my favorite match type besides deathmatch, arms race.

Also upgraded the Zeus to make it rechargeable instead of disposable (don't care) and did a bunch of patches. Plus new skins and stickers (also don't care).

The two "new" maps for arms race are pretty good but I wish they were available in death match too.

Overall I am enjoying the update.

 No.61391

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Tried out this game called Combat Master.

It's basically a low budget version of COD only free, low spec friendly, and takes less than 2 gigs hard-drive space.
I am legitimately having a lot of fun with it. I normally play mainly tactical shooters but I forgot how fun more casual arcady shooters like COD are.
Not even close to perfect but since its free, works, and the core gameplay is solid I am happy recomending it.

 No.61392

>>61391
Looks like a mobile game

 No.61393

>>61392
It's more fun than any mobile game I have playedor seen.
Controls work good on pc.

The devs made it to function well on low spec pc for the internal market. So it probably influenced the looks since mobile games use the same tricks to run on phones.

Hell, my only complaint so far is that the payed skins are ugly compared to the ones you get by grinding for them with weapon xp for free by just playing the game with a weapon you already like.

Oh and so far their are only two kill streak rewards and no mini map. So no radar or uav. Just minigun and nuke.

 No.61409

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I'm playing Dragon's Crown with my brother and it's funny how they managed to get what is essentially a simple arcade with arcade gameplay and make it incredibly convoluted with unnecessary plot, side characters, a map and leveling up different skills and whatnot. It feels too much for what it boils down to being a beat'em up, despite all the game's effort to hide that fact. It hurts the pacing a lot imo but it's still an OK experience. Artwork is incredibly ugly though, everyone look rather hideous.

 No.61411

helldivers 2

wish it was first person honestly

 No.61412

>>61411
I mean you can basically play it like that with the scope in

 No.61414

>>61411
I watched about 6 hours of livestreams of this game from new players and those who are top rank and in-the-know with 'the meta'. Every second of it looked the exact same. It plays like freaking Cookie Clicker. Our average racing game offers more environmental differences, challenges, and new gameplay elements than HellDivers II

 No.61415

>>61414
what exactly is this meta? from my experience this is what i use

laser gun
smg pistol
50% survive death medium armor
laser backback drone strategem
autocannon sentry strategem
rocket sentry strategem
railcannon weapon strategem

no one really uses anything i do aside from the lazer drone backpack, because it's completely busted and you'd be dumb to not use it. you can run away completely disengaged from combat and still be killing things, do terminal stuff/activate hellbomb and have it guard you from little guys. kill missions are different and everyone just brings turrets and mortars usually which is really the only sensible way to beat those

 No.61416

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>>60906
absolute kino
>10/10 soundtrack
>8/10 mildly challenging FPS gameplay
>6/10 story
>3/10 dialogue (skippable)

 No.61433

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I bought the Umihara Kawase trilogy on steam, playing the first game, the grappling hook mechanic is kinda weird, but it's great once you get used to it. I like the sprites but the backgrounds are so ugly

 No.61440

>>61433
I love this series. I've played every game. It's funny, I don't mind the gameplay that much. I do enjoy it but what makes this game endearing to me is the atmosphere and music. It's interesting how the relaxed environment contrasts with the brutal difficulty sometimes, there are incredibly challenging levels in all of the games. The first one you're playing now is one of my favorites. The 3D ones and the newest entry Umihara Kawase Fresh lost a little bit of the magic imo but I still had a lot of fun with them. I hope you're enjoying it!

I quite like the pixelated photos they use for the backgrounds, maybe it's an acquired taste or something. I remember finding it a rather odd artistic decision but grew to like it.

 No.61451

>>61416
that looks fun

 No.61452

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Seven

Never heard of it but seen it on deep discount in my feed so looked it up.
The stealth action gameplay reminded me of MGS1 so I bought it.
So far I enjoy the stealth, dislike the looting and menus, mildly annoyed by the controls, and keep on dying falling off things because judging depth is difficult from the top down perspective.
Combat sucks ass, but I was attracted to the game for the stealth so I will largely avoid combat as much as I can until I have overpowered gear.

I think I should probably switch over to using a controller to play this game, but I will give kb+m a bit longer to see if I can get used to the goofy controls.

 No.61465

>>61416
hi wiz
thank you for posting this, I wouldn't have played it otherwise, it's really fun

 No.61466

>>61082
I play Wild Rift. It's super fun and casual and most matches are short like 15 minutes to 25 minutes max. Nowhere nar as rage inducing as the computer game.

 No.61502

Started playing Kenshi. I bought this on a whim after seeing it and thinking it looks interesting. I'm not sure it's gonna do it for me though. It seems like a huge grindfest and the controls are aids. Having no quests or objective kind of sucks so far because I still don't know shit about how anything works or what I should do and I'm also weak as fuck. There are a shit ton of bandits too. Harvesting their stuff after they die is extremely tedious. The gameplay in general seems tedious. This is after just a few hours though. I hope I will eventually get to the point where it becomes fun.

 No.61507

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It has been Dominions 6 for me. I started with Dominions 5 a couple of years ago, played around 300 hours of that, played around 180 hours of dom6, and i still feel like i don't know what i'm doing. There's just so much and i love that. I'm also just now getting into playing multiplayer against other players and not just AI.

 No.61520

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Did not notice the chain steering wheel on slamvan despite playing since 2011 and completing all (minus the last few ones that require you to take over the gang turfs) main story missions 30-35 times (5-7 times including end of the line). Purple works good with livery and gives it a subtle pearl-like effect.

 No.61537

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After finishing Defense Grid I decided to try the second game, Defense Grid 2 but it plays so incredibly similar to the first I think I'll drop it for now. I might be quitting too soon since I've only played the first couple of levels but the towers are exactly the same and everything looks pretty much as the first game. It's basically the same title but with more narration (which I don't like) and updated graphics.

 No.61654

Currently playing Diablo 4 during the free weekend. I thought this game was just going to be another boring cash grab but it is actually pretty fun. May buy it.

 No.61660

Hopped on battle brothers a few months ago. Been playing it ever since. Gameplay rought with a lot of setbacks and losses you can make along the way but the journey will be worth it in the late game when your +70 Mdef hedge knight solos the black monolith

 No.61664

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SteelRising

It is very poorly optimized and runs like shit even on decent hardware. Doesn't even look that good, as in everyone is kinda ugly, so I suspect it's probably really bad coding or something that has made it run like shit, because the visuals aren't particularly impressive.

The gameplay is ok, but the bosses are a bit of a joke compared to just dealing with several normal mobs at once, due to you having very few effctive means of dealing with several mobs at once, but dueling one single strong guy being pretty easy. Made much worse by the totally busted strategy of using a freeze gun you get rather early or grenades that effectively pin the boss down while you get free hits on it.

I will keep playing it before I give my full thoughts, but it's pretty mediocre. Still having fun with it though.


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