r/pcgaming Oct 05 '21

What Are You Playing Thread - October 05, 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/Panzer-087-B Oct 05 '21

Half Life 2. That game is incredible and addicting as hell.

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u/SilverBack88 Oct 05 '21

I just got a gaming rig and played the updated version in 1440P yesterday and was really impressed!

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u/CharlesManson420 i7-4790k @ 4.00 GHz, GTX 1660 Super 6GB Oct 05 '21

Updated version?

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u/Cryio Oct 06 '21

I think he's talking about Half-Life 2: Update, which is a mod with slightly better baked in lightmaps and shadowmaps + a few other minor but welcome and vanilla like tweaks.

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u/SilverBack88 Oct 06 '21

Yes what Crylo said.

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u/shaokim Oct 07 '21

Is deathmatch still active?

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u/Panzer-087-B Oct 07 '21

Yes. It’s fun as well

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u/Mastotron 12900k/RTX 3090/PG35VQ/AW3423DW Oct 05 '21

New World. Played the beta up to about level 10 and didn’t think much of it. Actually having a blast with friends. This is the first game to get us to play anything together in quite a while. I’ve heard it described as a great “base” - hope they listen to the constructive feedback and continue to build on it. Just short of level 20 and looking forward to nightly sessions until BF2042 and beyond.

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u/Highwayman201 Oct 05 '21

How do think the experience would be playing with casual friends? Is it easy to meet up when you first join? If there's a big level disparity does it make one party member too OP? ect

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u/Ikeiscurvy Oct 05 '21

Is it easy to meet up when you first join?

That's one of the biggest gripes people have. It pretty much discourages grouping.

You get dropped in a random starting zone, so you and your friends will probably be spread across 2-3 zones, the only way to group is to hoof it across the world, and the people walking basically abandon the main quest. You also cannot share quests.

PvP is best done in groups, but there's no mechanic to even the odds against higher level players so there's no point in PvP until level 30ish right now. I'm sure as people level that will only get higher.

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u/Mastotron 12900k/RTX 3090/PG35VQ/AW3423DW Oct 05 '21

Limited opportunities so far but grouping is fun and relatively easy to get going. Can’t speak to PvP activities but PvE has been great. Unsure on the level scaling question - anyone else care to chime in?

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u/Smugallo Oct 10 '21

I'm interested in this as I haven't played an MMO since all the landfill MMOs of the mid-late 2000's. This looks like it would scratch that itch.

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u/MrNeskOne Oct 06 '21

Crusader kings 3 loving it

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u/ChampionsLedge Oct 05 '21

A little bit of Diablo 3 since it's easy to get into and doesn't require any brain power. Scratches my arpg itch but I don't see myself playing it for more than a week.

I also started a new modded save on Project Zomboid with some tougher settings which will hopefully keep me interested for longer than usual.

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u/facur9 Oct 05 '21

Sekiro: it's impressive how much I hated the first hours of the game and then all of a sudden I completely fell in love with it.

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u/CoffeeLoverNathan Oct 06 '21

Finally started Hades... God damn the voice acting is phenomenal

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u/blacktongue Oct 08 '21

I did notice that! It's well written too!

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u/Charlielx Oct 05 '21

Serin Fate

Feels pretty insane that's its made by a single person, it is very deep and complex in a great way

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u/Rivalfox Oct 05 '21

i really want to enjoy this but something about the inventory and trying to craft in the first hour and figure out what im doing just feels really cumbersome and difficult. I accidentally picked up my chest and the work bench. after getting it sorted i just kept turning stuff into my notebook to learn recipes but i never really got a good FEEL for the game and how i should be moving about. I dunno maybe its not for me

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u/durandpanda Jedi Sentinel Oct 05 '21

Doom Eternal's DLC packs. Finished the main campaign on One Life/Ultra Violence mode so after a new challenge now.

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u/Salibih Oct 05 '21

Geometry Wars 3; trying to break the world records on some levels.

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u/GenZero MSI 3080 | i9-10850k | 32gb DDR4 3600mhz Oct 05 '21

Lost Judgement: Another masterclass game from RGG Studios. Gosh I love their story telling. Sad it's a console exclusive but it gives me something to play on the ps5 and my girlfriend loves to watch the story unfold beside me.

Ghost Recon Wildlands: honestly it's a pretty awesome combat sandbox. It's repetitive and it's Ubisoft but you make your own fun right? I love slamming a helicopter into a supply truck only to roll out unscathed and headshot 6 cartel members, that's awesome. Best with friends.

Morroblivion: A classic game brought into another classic games engine. It's janky, but it's a great way to play morrowind for those of us who can't handle the 2001 classic.

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u/PrinceDizzy Oct 07 '21

I'm having an absolute blast with Lost Judgement, the storytelling is some of the best and most thoughtful I have ever come across in a video game.

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u/SummerCoffe Oct 05 '21

total war warhammer 2, can't wait for the third one

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u/Digrug Oct 05 '21

Outward! Oldschool open world rpg meets Dark Souls with legitimate survival elements thrown in.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '21

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u/CircusTV Oct 05 '21

That's a good game man. Loved my time with it.

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u/ledfrisby Oct 05 '21

No Man's Sky - I picked this up on sale a couple of months ago after hearing that it was actually a good game now, after years of updates. I'd have to agree. There's plenty to do, and the huge number of planets gives it a sense of exploration and vastness. You can build bases (pretty in depth base building), manage a small town, turn creatures into pets (ride them, evolve them, bring them along with you), and the crafting system is decent. They have also added some graphical improvements like SSR (high quality reflections), volumetric lighting, and DLSS.

That said, there are still a few areas for improvement. For example, some annoying but not game breaking bugs (V3 card doors), you need to have certain missions selected in a menu to complete them (I am thinking of the terminal missions), you can't access the star map planetside, etc. Basically, QOL could be better. Certain aspects like character design, animations, lack of voice acting, etc. are fine for a small studio like Hello Games. Just be sure to manage expectations.

Overall, if you were hyped for the game back in the day, but put off by the train wreck of a launch, it's worth checking out now. I wouldn't put it in the "must play" category, but would recommend it if the concept intrigues you.

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u/jppeag Oct 05 '21

I second this, had tons of fun in No Man's Sky, from building a glass mansion, a fully functioning activated indium mining rig with an office and underground vault, and the expeditions are great if you're lost and dont know what to do.

Performance hiccups are what annoys me the most, the random stutters especially when leaving a planets atmosphere, not enough to spoil the experience but they're still annoying

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u/Smugallo Oct 10 '21

Man do I fucking hate the focus on base building though. Cool game bit everytime I feel like playing I remember the base building. Ugh.

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u/iiTryhard Oct 05 '21

D2 remaster. I got through normal and im about halfway through nightmare and i think im losing steam. The game is just too dated, and id rather be playing modern stuff. I enjoyed the first playthrough all things considered though.

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u/NottheIRS1 Oct 05 '21

Trying to get through Assassin's Creed: Odyssey.

Game just has 0 heart. Bored as hell.

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u/unfluxa Oct 08 '21

Half Life 2

have you played valhalla what does it compare in your opinion

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '21

Psychonauts 2. Some of the areas are so insane.

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u/slewideo Oct 05 '21

I was playing The Witcher 3 for the last 2 months. I`ve just completed the original game 2 days ago with NO weapons at all. I made a video for you to feel the hardcore sweat. Full video will be coming soon. Enjoy as I`ve enjoyed!

https://youtu.be/OQZZNoPEpbU

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u/Smugallo Oct 10 '21

Love this game, finished main story and have put about 120 hours into the game. Still have the expansions to do but feel like it's already hoovered up to much time.

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u/CircusTV Oct 05 '21 edited Oct 05 '21

Started up New World. It's my first real MMO. I'm not sure how I feel.

I play a shitload of Destiny 2 but I'm already at the point in the season where there isn't much left to do besides the end game content, and not sure if I feel like doing this season's rotation. Plus it's like a 6 month season.

Also been messing around in Valheim for the first time with some buds and reinstalled Dark Souls 3. Played a little. No stranger to the souls games but wanted to replay 3 before Elden Ring.

Also played some Halo Infinite over the weekend. My impressions were... Not great.

Valheim is so much fun with the boys.

Haye to say it but man do I miss the fucking lockdown. I'm fortunate that I have more time to game than most, but still if something isn't like "top tier" in my eyes it just gets cut. Whereas during lockdown I was just gaming like a demon.

Not sure if I'm gonna keep playing New World. Like I said, first MMO, not sure if I'm cut out for this.

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u/NexusMT Oct 07 '21

wait... isn't Destiny 2 an MMO ?

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u/jppeag Oct 05 '21

Marvels Avengers on Game Pass, its not as bad as some people make it out to be (so far), just finished main campaign and taking aim

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u/Andruboine Oct 08 '21

All the complaints I've seen is the shortness of campaign and how bad multiplayer is.

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u/jppeag Oct 08 '21

I'm on the wakanda expansion and I'm starting to see what the complaints are all about. Repetitive mission design, kate and clint are practically clones with minor differences, no enemy variety, taking aim and future imperfect went by in a flash.

Its not really a bad game, its just decent. Glad its on Game Pass

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u/NachosConCarne Oct 05 '21

In the spirit of spoopy season, I've decided to knockout some horror games that have been in my backlog starting with Condemned: Criminal Origins then moving onto Still Life. Both took some finagling to get them to run (major shout-out to those capeless heroes that post threads on how to fix/run certain games and of course pcgamingwiki).

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u/nuclearhotsauce I5-9600K | RTX 3070 | 1440p 144Hz Oct 05 '21

UnMetal, a funny metal gear spoof game that also plays very competently

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u/Exhaledoom Oct 05 '21

New World and gonna get the Alan Wake remaster

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u/alfador01 R5 3600/16GB 3200 DDR4/RTX 3070 Ti Oct 05 '21

Samurai Warriors Spirit of Sanada. I'm a sucker for Dynasty and Samurai Warriors games. This one has been great, albeit the game is horribly optimized. Tomorrow when I get my new case and PSU, I'll install my new RTX 3070 Ti, so I'll probably return to Cyberpunk 2077. Can't wait.

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '21

Devil May Cry 3 (pc special edition, not using style switcher mod), Outer Wilds, and Demon's Souls (ps3 version). First playthrough for all of them, I'm really spoiling myself by playing nothing but absolute masterpieces.

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u/jaystadt Oct 06 '21

RuneScape

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u/djcrh Oct 06 '21

Deathloop

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u/LucitoLoquito Oct 06 '21

Only party games: Fall guys, Geostatic, Love Letter and Flat Out 2 (yes, you still can play online)

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u/jvdoles Oct 08 '21

D2 ressurected. First time, having a blast, already planning my second character.

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u/bodiddlysquat26 Oct 08 '21

Anyone have some halloween game recommendations? Thinking about Alien Isolation. Anything less spooky, but fall themed?

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u/SashaNightWing Oct 08 '21

I'm playing sins of a solar empire but added a mod to change it to Halo. Sins of the Prophets

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u/ayowhoevenisthis Oct 08 '21

The amazing Spider-Man 2 and Batman Arkham asylum I’m tryna get my mind off Spider-Man miles morales 😔

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u/Smugallo Oct 10 '21

Slogging through Cyberpunk which looks cool bit really isn't all that fun.