r/pcgaming Aug 10 '21

What Are You Playing Thread - August 10, 2021

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Use this thread to discuss whatever you've been playing lately (old or new, AAA or indie). Don't just list the names of games as your entire post, make sure to elaborate with your thoughts on the games.

Make sure to use spoiler tags if you're posting anything about a game's plot that might significantly hurt the experience of others that haven't played the game yet (no matter how old or new the game is).

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u/Paragonbliss Aug 10 '21

Recently gotten into fighting games, and playing Guilty Gear Strive. A genre I haven't played since button smashing Tekken 3 many many years ago. And I am so hooked, which in turn has made me interested in watching tournaments, and bought a fight stick which in turn has made me interested in modding those.

So all in all a whole new hobby has been discovered, and I'm loving it

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u/Volkev07 Aug 11 '21

I just got into fighting game again too! Guilty Gear is awesome and I redownloaded mk11 and dragon ball fighter z.

I’ve been using a fight pad. Ive been eyeing fight stick but haven’t pulled the trigger yet.

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u/Australian-Hungarian Aug 13 '21

Have you checked out street of rage 4?

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u/drjimshorts Aug 10 '21
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 - after the recent update which improved a few issues related to framerate and performance in general, I connected my joystick and started flying again. I usually play this game on one monitor while I work on the other, and I generally prefer flying in areas that I'll probably never visit myself, such as the Himalayas, or island hopping in the Caribbean, or just flying from my local airport to wherever.

  • Wreckfest - the spiritual successor to Destruction Derby and Flatout, Wreckfest is a game I enjoy both online and offline. The developers have created a fun and well optimized racing game that doesn't take itself too seriously, and I enjoy every moment I play, even if it's only one single race.

  • Teardown - I haven't actually touched the story mode, but I've had a lot of fun in the free play mode with mods. I especially enjoy lighting things on fire, or using the Mjölnir addon to set things ablaze.

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution - replaying this game for the 2nd time. Still a superior cyberpunk game to CP2077 in my opinion.

Before it ended, I had a blast with the New World beta. I really enjoyed the battle and crafting mechanics in this game, but despite the fact that I liked it, I don't think I'll buy it on launch. It lacked mob variety and I found the quests to be very repetitive.

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u/Martianman97 Aug 11 '21

What do you do for work that means you can fly a plane alongside it?

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u/idegtev Aug 12 '21

Plot twist, OP is real life pilot

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u/Threedaytorture Aug 11 '21

The Ascent, than I feel like playing something simulatory, so I hop on Satisfactory and ten minutes pass so I rampage through GTA V, but the chaos gets to me so I get on American Truck Simulator and do a delivery. Keep forgetting that I wanna actually finish RD2 so I do a mission or two on that but notice a sale of a game I wanted to buy than buy ten more games. Out of those ten I got Supraland which I kinda just meander around in than I quit that and hopped on Max Payne 2 which I bought on the last sale cuz for some reason I wanna play and finish through all 3 Max Payne games, but while playing that I get the itch to play Alan Wake cuz they are similar or something, so I replay Episode 1 which I always do in one sitting and move onto something else before never playing that again, than quit and browse my library of 400 games and pluck out some random horror game that seemed to appear on my list and that was Lust Beyond, that was straight up X and wonder what the hell I just witnessed than moved onto just good ol fashion straight shooter and booted up Quake, than Doom 2, and than Painkiller, which wasn't as good as I remembered and for some reason I own every single game and DLC which must of been a sale, check my phone and fanatical had some good sales and bought a bunch of crap along with mystery bundles that gave me keys to more crap and I than played none of those and settled on Anno 1800 which I played for an hour or so than I went to bed. This was like over two hours.

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u/[deleted] Aug 12 '21

Can relate so much. Hahahaha.

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u/InteractionNo8413 Aug 10 '21

Playing first play through of dark souls 2 atm. It feels totally different to the other souls games. I’ve completed and platinum all the other from software games so I’m not terrible at them but I find this one really tough.

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u/cheerstothefirstyear 3080 5900x Aug 10 '21

Very fond memories of playing Dark Souls 2 for the first time

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u/n0ggy Aug 12 '21

Probably the one I've played the most. The PVP was amazing.

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u/Nice_Acanthisitta160 Aug 11 '21

Divinity original sin 2, i am amazed by this fantastic game

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u/Capolan Aug 10 '21

i finished last week: Horizon Zero Dawn, Death Stranding, and Control Ultimate Edition.

I'm about half through Black Mesa. Next, I'm thinking "Days Gone".

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u/erikk301_ Aug 10 '21

Hey, how did you like Horizon New Dawn and Death Stranding? I’ve been eyeing those but haven’t bought em. Days Gone is mad fun, although I do wish I could ride more than a motorcycle; but I guess that’s the whole point since you’re a biker lol

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u/Capolan Aug 10 '21

Death Stranding - I really liked it. but it's hard to recommend it outright. You have to like exploring. It's an incredibly pretty game.

Horrizon is fun, the combat is really well engineered ONCE you get use to the combat switching of weapons and identifying how to defeat each machine, It can be a ton of fun - it can also be difficult.

Control - I really enjoyed, I was sad it was over.

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u/_Swanky_Jay_ Aug 10 '21

Been playing a lot of Dota and warhammer 2, Vic with the boys as well. Last week over a house sitting gig I started playing stardew valley again, man that is a fuckin great wholesome game.

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u/Anorak321 Aug 10 '21

Been playing twilight princess hd in cemu and it rocks. I never finished the original as a child and I really want to now, so last week I bought the game and man I'm in love

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u/G3n0Pl3x Aug 11 '21

I haven't started yet but I did the same recently. Waiting for a good time to start it where I can put some hours in. Then to see if I can get any further in Breath of the Wild, started it 3 times now and never seem to get past a certain point.

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u/ThriceAlmighty i7-6700k, 3080 Ti, 32gb RAM, Fractal Design Case Aug 10 '21

Jupiter Hell. I love roguelikes and roguelites. This scratches my itch hardcore.

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u/TheFightingMasons Aug 11 '21

Does it have meta progression?

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u/ThriceAlmighty i7-6700k, 3080 Ti, 32gb RAM, Fractal Design Case Aug 11 '21

There is a progression system and 3 very unique classes with various specializations (sub classes, if you will). I've only played about 10 hours so far but this is a good thread that may give you the answer you're looking for.

https://steamcommunity.com/app/811320/discussions/0/1642044369662696542/

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u/TheFightingMasons Aug 11 '21

Seems like it doesn’t have meta progression, so I’d probably lose interest pretty quick.

Loved rouge legacy because each run felt like I was working towards a goal, most rougelikes just feel like I’m running straight into a brick wall. Ha

Thanks for the link though!

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u/learnmore Aug 10 '21

Splitgate, Valorant, Heroes of the Storm, Battlerite.

HOTS is taking up most my time as I'm really enjoying competing in NGS and CCS which are tournaments/league play. Makes my games more meaningful and playing with set team for higher stakes feels good.

Newest addition to my gameplay loop. Splitgate is essentially HALO + Portal. It's pretty satisfying, but not sure if it'll replace Valorant to scratch my shooter itch.

Battlerite stays in rotation. Perfect PVP/Arena game for me. I'm really excited for Stunlock Studios new title V Rising. So, I'm trying to keep my skills up for that release as they will have a very similar control scheme.

Valorant slow grinding Gold+ in ranked.

Single player/RPGs. I just finished some RPG's. Shadowrun Hong Kong - turn based tactical RPG with one of the best well written story/character. It was on sale for 5 dollars on steam. It is a really long winded writing but worth your time. You can stealth, hack, or fight your way out of this cyberpunk title. I also just finished the entire Banner Saga series it was really satisfying to play. They had a bundle sale earlier this summer. I'm really looking forward to buying Black Skylands pixel art RPG shooter with some crafting. Flying airships with a steampunk theme.

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u/cheerstothefirstyear 3080 5900x Aug 12 '21

Dude, I loved Battlerite when it came out. Tried playing some games recently and was surprised to see you can still find games.

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u/learnmore Aug 13 '21

Yeah if you look at steam charts it's not too bad. Peak times have lower queue times than my HOTS games, but that's unranked Battlerite compared to ranked HOTS.

The game is a breath of fresh air.

I enjoyed New World a lot waiting dor that release.

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u/xunleashed_ny Aug 10 '21

Need a game that I can just jump in and out of aimlessly. Been playing HADES for a while but kind of over it. Haven’t found a sim that I liked (tried RimWorld, but was bored). Thinking the new Jupiter Hell, but not sure.

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u/TheFightingMasons Aug 11 '21

I played forgotten city. Holy fuck it was good.

I wish it was longer and there were more paths and things to do, but I really enjoyed it. If you liked outer wilds, give it a shot.

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u/lupuscapabilis Aug 11 '21

Damn, I had never even heard of this. But after reading about it I suddenly need to play it. Thanks!

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u/TheFightingMasons Aug 11 '21

Listen to statues. It’s some fucking weeping angel shit and I live everything about it

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u/Ac01001101 Aug 10 '21

Creaks by Animata Design. Same people who made Chuchel.

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u/The_Big_Dog_90 Aug 10 '21

Just finished ME3 second playthrough (one of my favourite series ever). About to start Andromeda....haven't played it since its release. Will see how my opinion has changed of it the older I've gotten.

Maybe add some mods to spice it up.

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u/xtremelix Aug 10 '21

Been playing Tribes of Midgard ever since it officially released a few weeks ago. It’s like Valheim but less building and more fighting. I love the co-op aspect. The one thing that was lacking in Valheim was a matchmaking system, and while it’s not perfect, Tribes of Midgard at least gives you the option.

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u/althu1234 Aug 10 '21

Replaying rdr2.high honour

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u/OwlPlayIt Aug 10 '21

Immortals Fenyx Rising.

It is EXACTLY AC:Odyssey mixed with Breath of the Wild. As someone who loves Odyssey but couldn't get past the weirdness of BOTW, this is a perfect game for me.

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u/heavenbless_br X370 K7 - 3900XT - 2080ti XC Ultra - 2x16GB 3600MHzC14 Aug 11 '21

I urge you to revisit BoTW, for me it was a genre-defining moment.

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u/TuesdayRiot42 Aug 21 '21

I urge you to visit Immortals, its like a love letter to BoTW, and thats from someone whos played through BoTW twice.

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u/no1tcefni Aug 10 '21

I finished Dodgeball Academia 100% the other day, easily one of my favorite games this year now. I picked up Dreamscaper now that it's out of early release and I'm enjoying it a lot. Also been playing Mini Motorways the most relaxing/hectic game.

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u/PPQue6 Aug 11 '21

Splitgate - I can't stop playing this game!!!! I've been looking for a new FPS to pick up that wasn't just another battle royal snore fest, and I finally found it! The best way I can describe this game is like this... If Portal, Quake, and Halo had a threesome and then had a baby, then this game would be the end result! I'm not usually one for new games, but this one.... well 1047 absolutely knocked it out of the park!!!

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u/Daburai Aug 12 '21

Skyrim modded the fuck out never played it before!

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u/teeedubb Aug 12 '21

Just finished hard reset redux and am starting fallen order.

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u/cryptic-fox i9-10900K | RTX 2080 Super | 32GB Aug 12 '21

Just started Prey.

Edit: game is 60% off on Steam right now btw.

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u/Octomyde Aug 12 '21

Same here. Just played a couple of hours and I'm already getting my ass kicked. Loving it.

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u/LuntiX Aug 12 '21

Guild Wars 2

I’m trying to get every class levelled in time for the new expansion. I’ve only levelled on character for the base game but never levelled anything else or did expansion content.

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u/GnomishKaiser Aug 12 '21

Odd how two people have the same exact reply. The game is good but fucking bots.

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u/Aliusja1990 Aug 10 '21

Dark Souls remastered. Not enjoying it as much as i did the first time years ago. I dont see whats so great about it anymore. Probably a mix of knowing too much about it now and i cant get over the clunkiness compared to newer soulsborne games. Anyone feel the same?

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u/InteractionNo8413 Aug 10 '21

Funnily enough I returned to dark souls remaster as well for the platinum. I actually had sort of an opposite opinion, I really appreciate this game a lot more. I played so much dark souls 3 but this games story and atmosphere is just great. I guess it’s not really made for the modern gamer being slow and clunky but it might be my favourite game of all time

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u/Aliusja1990 Aug 10 '21

I wouldnt call myself the modern gamer per se... but i guess i really have become one. I started with the originals and played them almost in order. Gonna have to say, other than DS2 which ive come to appreciate ALOT more, i definitely prefer the newer games. I dunno, maybe im just older and cant be bothered with the clunkiness.

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u/[deleted] Aug 10 '21

what sort of specs would I need to run milsim games (such as arma, tarkov, squad etc) at a decent fps and medium quality graphics in the games. I consider 45-60 to be decent fps.

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u/FallenTF R5 1600AF • 1060 6GB • 16GB 3000MHz • 1080p144 Aug 11 '21

such as arma, tarkov, squad

The first 2 like fast single core, faster the better. Squad is Unreal 4, should scale decently with more cores. 4 cores or better IMO. 1080p

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u/cloudsheep0 RTX 3070 TI | Ryzen 7 5700G Aug 10 '21

Still playing Trails of Cold Steel (Nord Highlands) and Judgement (PS5, Chapter 2) but I also tried out What the Golf!? recently and I have some thoughts on it:

I think it's a solid game and what started off as a pretty easy game ended up becoming more and more difficult as you progress in the game. I'm actually strangely enjoying the weird pacing of this game.

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u/Crosoweerd Aug 10 '21

Oh lord you have soooo much Trails ahead of you

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u/cloudsheep0 RTX 3070 TI | Ryzen 7 5700G Aug 10 '21

I'm looking forward to savoring every second of it :D

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u/Rando_scotsman Aug 10 '21

I’m recently began playing SWTOR first the first time in a while, I’m really enjoying it love the open world and the actual mmo characteristics (first mmo I’ve played) it’s not to hard to actually understand the gear ether it tells you when you get a better piece, it can really in-depth to but I ain’t that far into it

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u/defqon_39 Aug 10 '21

When I have time Nioh2 … super long game

Pes 2021

Random indie horror tiles

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u/ImVeryUnimaginative i9-10900KF | RTX 3080 Gaming x Trio | 32gb RAM |1440p 144Hz Aug 10 '21

Rainbow Six Siege and Fallout 4. I also have a huge backlog of games that I haven't played yet.

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u/erich3983 Aug 10 '21

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

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u/Gompedyret Aug 10 '21

Finally gotten time to sit down with Greedfall, aiming to scratch that itch for classic Bioware-esque gameplay.

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u/HaloSlippin Aug 13 '21

I keep considering this game but still haven’t pulled the trigger. Is it good?

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u/Gompedyret Aug 17 '21

I've gotten past the first chapter and started to explore the main world, so these are my thoughts so far:

It plays like a cross between Bioware around dragon age origins and the first Pillars of Eternity. The game feels a bit unpolished and the quests so far haven't been overly imaginative, but it's still an interesting universe and it's rewarding to explore and talk to people. Worth getting on sale if you are a big fan of the mentioned games.

Also, I suspect that if they get enough ROI, the company behind it might be spurred to learn a lot, and make better games in the same genre.

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u/Gambarge Aug 10 '21

Playing The Ascent for 5 days. The first hours were kinda weird but now it´s been amazing

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u/senseven Aug 11 '21

Currently I'm playing through the PS4 version of AC:Black Flag, its really fun. Got access to an older steam account. Started up Splinter Cell: Blacklist just out of curiosity since I never liked stealth games much. My holy pretzel I was hooked after the first mission. Trying to get everybody ninja style without kills and without gadgets "mano a mano" is absolutely a blast.

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u/Crimfresh Aug 11 '21

Playing DotA and some Satisfactory lately while waiting for my 3080ti to arrive (tomorrow). Probably going to play Control but also looking for recommendations. Kinda waiting for a Cyberpunk update before I play through that. Ascent is good ish but I am almost done. I may try Metro Exodus but found the first one somewhat dull.

What's a great game to workout this new GPU?

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u/Aflixion Aug 12 '21

Control was pretty fun, and I definitely recommend you play it at least once. For me, though, I found the combat rather tedious and have no interest in playing the DLCs after finishing the main story.

Out of curiosity, what kind of update to Cyberpunk 2077 are you waiting for before you play it? I played it at launch on my 2080 Ti and it was perfectly fine apart from some graphical bugs here and there, so if you're gonna play it on a 3080 Ti, you should have even better results than me.

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u/ShredHeadEdd Aug 12 '21

Control was pretty fun, and I definitely recommend you play it at least once. For me, though, I found the combat rather tedious and have no interest in playing the DLCs after finishing the main story.

once you max out telekinesis its clear there's nowhere else for the combat to go and I too didnt have much interest in completing the DLCs

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u/Crimfresh Aug 12 '21

I just feel there is a content patch on the way and I figure I've waited this long. Not waiting for anything specific, just a good once over of polish.

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u/_ObsidianOne_ Aug 12 '21

Well my last game is Grime but game is killing me and so annoyed by it.Not because of hard or anything but because of walking sim part of the game.I might not able to finish it i think.

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u/TrumpTheDipshit99 Aug 12 '21

Not a PC 🤣