Hey folks, what is everyone playing this week? Are you trying something new or returning to a previously played game or genre? How are you liking what you're currently playing?

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[-] transientpunk@sh.itjust.works 19 points 4 months ago

I've been playing Factorio... Help

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[-] t0fr@lemmy.ca 11 points 4 months ago

I'm playing Fallout New Vegas properly for the first time. Started not too long after Starfield released and I've been really enjoying myself

[-] dirtySourdough@lemmy.world 4 points 4 months ago

Excellent choice! I wish I could experience FNV for the first time all over again, it's so good. Got any idea which factions you want to align with?

[-] t0fr@lemmy.ca 3 points 4 months ago

So I already got the chip to Mr House. I put up with NCR I suppose. But I do enjoy the Boomers

[-] ezures@lemmy.wtf 2 points 4 months ago

Sadly the boomers are a minor faction, but if they did have an ending, it would be entertaining.

[-] folkrav@lemmy.world 9 points 4 months ago

Been on parental leave, for a couple of days. I hooked up the PC to the living room TV and I've been casually playing No Man's Sky. It's utterly cathartic to fly around space with a 5 day old sleeping, his chest on my belly.

[-] bluespin@lemmy.world 3 points 4 months ago

Hey, congrats. Ours is due early next year so I'll be doing similar

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[-] Massada42@lemmy.world 8 points 4 months ago

Just finished the main quest in Horizon Zero Dawn. Looking forward to the frozen wilds next.

[-] thatsTheCatch@lemmy.nz 7 points 4 months ago

Star Wars: Republic Commando. Hell yeah

[-] all-knight-party@kbin.run 4 points 4 months ago

Really wished this got a sequel. Awesome take on the universe and I miss squad based single player games like that.

[-] parascope_a_dope@lemmy.world 7 points 4 months ago

Back into Monster Hunter: World on PC! There’s still a small community of players filling up the servers, and it’s been fun.

[-] Caligvla@lemmy.dbzer0.com 6 points 4 months ago

Replaying Grim Dawn for the nth time, finishing the main campaign and then heading into the DLCs. After that, I'm not sure.

[-] DrMordinSolus@lemmy.world 6 points 4 months ago

Civ V with Vox Populi overhaul mod

[-] Dagnet@lemmy.world 6 points 4 months ago* (last edited 4 months ago)

Project zomboid. It's crazy how deep the game is and the mods make it even cooler

[-] You_are_dust@lemm.ee 6 points 4 months ago

The Resident Evil 2 remake. It's pretty awesome honestly. I'm actually pretty surprised how good it is. It's easily my favorite RE game behind the original release of RE4.

[-] Klicnik@sh.itjust.works 5 points 4 months ago

Picked up Skyrim Special Edition for PS4 used a while back for $5. I got the free upgrade to the PS5 version and have been playing Skyrim with my son for his first time. I am enjoying playing it again with better graphics, and he's loving seeing it for the first time.

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[-] Boforn@lemmy.ml 5 points 4 months ago

Baldur's Gate 3, I've been playing it since it came out and I'm only on my 2nd playthrough. Looking forward to my 3rd playthrough, hopefully by that time I'll have the heart to be able to play an evil Dark Urge run.

[-] dungeonsoup@lemmy.world 5 points 4 months ago

A lot of Kingdom Rush Origins. Working on beating the campaign on impossible. I definitely recommend it if you are a fan of tower defense games.

[-] OpenStars@kbin.social 4 points 4 months ago

Except those last few levels, virtually impossible on impossible mode with the free-tier heroes:-(. I tend to like the original and Frontiers much better, though ironically Origins was one of the most "balanced" of them all, and that was neat to experience as well:-).

e.g. archer towers should shoot singly, fast, and at high range, while barracks hold the line and are focused more on defense, right? Nope, the former do AoE magic bombs instead, while the latter shoots arrows into the sky. And artillery should focus on offense and hit AoE in as wide an area as possible, right? Nope, there are tanky bears and the shots hit only a narrow space. I'm cherry-picking these examples, but you get the idea - every tower does stuff that overlaps with what you would think other tower types might do instead, which makes for some fun thinking to deal with the foes.:-D

[-] alokir@lemmy.world 5 points 4 months ago

Just started Dragon Age Origins, I'm still at the tutorial level but it looks like a game I'd enjoy.

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[-] bastion@feddit.nl 5 points 4 months ago

Space Station 14

[-] Fracturedfox@sh.itjust.works 4 points 4 months ago

Not super old, but I'm working through Borderlands 3. I'm also playing through some old-ish games with my 9 y.o. like Portal 2, Supraland, Spyro remastered in an effort to change up his usual Fortnite/Minecraft/Roblox.

[-] anomaly@sh.itjust.works 4 points 4 months ago

Just finished Cacoon pretty looking easy puzzle game followed by Heretics Fork

[-] bluefirex@lemmy.world 4 points 4 months ago

Apart from my usual rounds of Fortnite and casual Cities Skylines, I've been re-enjoying Office Jerk on iOS again and got a few laughs out of it 😁

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[-] dirtySourdough@lemmy.world 4 points 4 months ago

I've been playing Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen for the first time. This is my first experience with the Dragon Quest series, and my way of dipping my toes into JRPGs. I've completed the first two chapters and I'm enjoying it so far. It's pretty straight forward gameplay and doesn't require much thinking. The story isn't exactly riveting yet. The translation is a bit rough, but that makes it kind of humorous. Thankfully it's still easy to follow what the characters are saying. I'm not seeing much replay value in this one though.

[-] OpenStars@kbin.social 4 points 4 months ago

I absolutely loved it. I wanted to try each of the Dragon Quest series and started from the 1st (single-player), then 2nd (three dedicated characters), and 3rd (party-based with classes), and watched like the development of how they handled keys (single-usage & type, up to dedicated & multiple types), and inventory slots (to shift something you have to give it to someone else, or else everything below it to someone else and then back again), and so on. 4 was the culmination peak of it all before moving to a different console iirc in 5, with such an enormous storyline moving over several chapters each with entirely different characters, until they start merging later on. The auto-battle feature was truly horrific and you may want to read a guide or else you can get stuck in the final battle, like I am talking full-on idiocy i.e. casting insta-death spells at the final boss, entirely uselessly. For someone who likes grinding and story though - and why would you play an "older" JRPG like that if you do not!?:-P - it is a fantastic game. Poor graphics, especially by today's standards, but a fascinating into the past when it must have all been so "new". On the other hand, everything I am saying here is in regards to the NES game, so if you are playing a re-release somewhere, a lot of that could have been improved.

If not, other alternatives to get a feel for JRPGs without needing to grind as much are Chrono Trigger (very short game, heavy story, very easy progression that makes grinding entirely optional, one of if not THE best game of all time in fact! bad gfx but think of it as a "choice" as in comic book style and it makes it more bearable, plus it's even true b/c they were really bad even for its day), or Dragon Warrior/Quest 7. Another thought that does require a bit of grinding but is still old are the Lufia series.

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[-] SamXavia@kbin.social 4 points 4 months ago

I've been mainly playing Minecraft: Java Edition but will be playing Marvel's Spider-Man 2 on PS5 this Friday.

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[-] tbblake@lemmy.world 4 points 4 months ago

No man’s sky Disney Dreamlight valley Cult of the lamb.

[-] halloween_spookster@lemmy.world 4 points 4 months ago

Core Keeper with a friend mostly

[-] t_berium@lemmy.world 4 points 4 months ago

Remnant 2. Still haven't got every item.

[-] MistressRemilia@lemmy.sdf.org 4 points 4 months ago

Grey Goo and Satisfactory.

[-] jet@hackertalks.com 4 points 4 months ago
[-] ADHDefy@kbin.social 4 points 4 months ago

Just got around to beating Titanfall 2 for the first time. It was a great plaaythrough, and not that long at all. You can beat it in under 8 hours, no problem. I think it took me 6 or 7 hours. Def recommended if you're into scifi shooters with mechs and kick-ass set pieces.

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[-] EthicalDogMeat@lemmy.world 3 points 4 months ago

Just finished the main storyline for Pokemon infinite fusion. Great game, highly recommend. There are a lot of custom sprites for fused Pokemon so the product end up looking pretty goofy/creepy/cool/cute/weird depending on which Pokemon is head and body.

Next up is probably going to cyberpunk 2077 or Nier Replicant.

[-] atmur@lemmy.world 3 points 4 months ago

I just finished Cassette Beasts, which was pretty good. I picked it up during the last sale not knowing if I’d like it since I’ve never been a huge Pokemon fan, and surprisingly really got into it.

I also started playing Toca Race Driver 2 since I’ve been itching to play a new (to me) simcade racer after the new Forza Motorsport bombed. It holds up really well and it’s fun seeing where the GRID series started. It’s also depressing how little the racing genre has progressed in 20 years. I’ll probably start Toca 3 immediately after finishing this one.

[-] llii@feddit.de 3 points 4 months ago

I'm playing Witcher 3: Blood & Wine, Dragon's Dogma and Tunic.

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[-] Shialac@lemmy.world 3 points 4 months ago

It being currently reduced by 50% made me finally pick up "Return of the Obra Dinn" and I love it

[-] RQG@lemmy.world 2 points 4 months ago

Into the Breach. Best Mech strategy game out there.

[-] Bleki@lemmy.ml 3 points 4 months ago

Oh man ITB and FTL are my comfoet games

[-] caut_R@lemmy.world 2 points 4 months ago* (last edited 4 months ago)

NFS Heat and Kaze and the Wild Masks. Both games are fun enough but not my favs.

[-] mihnt@lemmy.world 2 points 4 months ago

I'm on New Game+ on ME: Andromeda, casually going through Forza Horizon 4, forever playing American Truck Simulator when I get the chance.

[-] ezures@lemmy.wtf 2 points 4 months ago

After hearing the release of Ac mirage, I replayed the og AC. Its quite fun, but some things didn't age well (like the blue filter on the game).

Its funny how in "returning to roots" they took the worst parts of the game, the investigations. Which could work, but finishing thw tatget them 5 mins after meeting them is not great for characterization. The idea of doing more sidequest means more info for the finale of the chapter is nice, but most of the infos are really trivial, like "Guard gonna close the castle gate after alert" or that the scolars can get past the guard, which is the main way of getting into the city itself, and is also tutoriaized.

Theres some dumb shit you can do, my favorites were synchronizing while hunted, and the guards just stand around you on the roofs, dumbfounded, or fooling around in combat and realizing the hidden blade can instakill even after alerted, if they are on the ground or you are behind them. So its possible to run aroun 6 guards and backstab them one by one.

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