r/pcgaming Oct 12 '21

What Are You Playing Thread - October 12, 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/[deleted] Oct 12 '21

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u/luckOfTeela Oct 12 '21

It's an odd experience with many unexpected turns. I really enjoyed it.

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u/5piralout Oct 14 '21

That's on my wishlist. I want to be able to binge it -- not sure if that's a thing with video games, but this one one seems totally bingey! Let us know how it goes...

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u/Solar_Kestrel Oct 13 '21

Not too many mechanics to worry about, just dialog choices. I've only got,two,pieces of advice for you: first, you don't really need to max out any stats in character creation (4s are sufficient) and also think very carefully before choosing violence.

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '21

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '21

One more, personally I found the game more enjoyable with less points put into Intelligence. I think it was the Encyclopedia perk or something, that just made playing the game feel like a chore with way too much dialogue about fake histories I don't care about. Of course your mileage may vary, and I still have to get back to this game at some point and get further.

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u/Dway114 Oct 12 '21

Far cry 6. Been pretty fun. Absolutely love Chorizo. He's adorable.

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u/The_Quackening Oct 13 '21

Far cry 6

hot dam this already came out????

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u/[deleted] Oct 12 '21

Far Cry 6

I'm so burned out on open world games and liberating regions but I can't stop playing it. I'm not super invested in the story, but I love Dani and a lot of the other characters. The actors all do a great job and I'm just having fun causing absolute mayhem everywhere I go, taking part in races, timed quests and all that stuff.

The AI is a bit inconsistent. Sometimes they are oblivious to everything, other times very sharp and spot me in realistic ways which is obviously much better. Regular soldiers are super easy. Its when tanks, choppers and special forces show up that things get can get a bit tricky.

Each region has a recommended power level, but there is absolutely no grind. I'm not even done with the first region (after the tutorial island) and I'm already the recommended level for the highest ranked region.

Its silly fun and I'm having a good time with it for now, but if you've played any other Far Cry, AC, Horizon, Tsushima, Rage 2, pretty much any open world game then you've already played this game. If you liked liberating those regions, you'll probably enjoy liberating these ones.

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u/mattbag1 Oct 12 '21

Man I’ve really wanted to get into this game… trying to finish AC Valhalla first, and Ghosts of Tsushima was next so I don’t think I can do that much open world, back to back to back. Thanks for the heads up

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u/GreenTeaRex007 Oct 13 '21

Has your game crashed or cause pc to restart? I had it happen a couple times and I have an rtx 3080 :/

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '21

It never restarted my PC but mine has crashed at least 5 times, but seems to have stopped now. I don't think theres been an update so I'm not sure what has changed. Running on a 3080 as well.

My biggest issue has been the Uplay launcher just straight up not working most of the time.

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u/GreenTeaRex007 Oct 13 '21

Good to know. Wish the game never crashed either :/. There was an update for uplay today so hopefully it fixes the issue.

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u/GameStunts Oct 12 '21 edited Oct 12 '21

Day of Defeat Source - Been pushing myself to do what I never used to, and that's play with the single shot bolt action German rifle, or the American Garand M1. The plus side is when I switch back to an automatic rifle I seem to be more careful with shots. I still find this game heaps of fun and tend to go between a 24/7 Donner server and a modified gun game server (where you make a kill and then the server changes your gun).

It's just nice to play a game where there's no store, no currency, no unlocks, you pick a class, it has a certain set of weapons and you play.


Atlas - I've hit that stumbling block in many survival games where I worked hard to get the thing I want, and now I realise that all that's left is to feed myself and maintain the thing I want. The thing I wanted was a Brigantine, it's the 4th largest ship and basically suitable as a mobile base/fortress, I was able to get this as a solo player.

The problem with Ark and Atlas is that their high tier bosses are almost (if not explicitly) impossible to do solo. I do however love sailing around, there's different environments, beautiful water tech, and the freedom to design the way your ship is built, I really love that aspect.


GhostRunner - Got this from Twitch Prime, loved the demo last year, and had a blast with it last night. I know some people have commented that it's short, and judging by some of the sections that I ended up repeating 44 times, I'd say that wont be an issue for me. Very enjoyable though.

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u/sashakee 10600k - RTX3070 Oct 13 '21

I loved DoD.Source back in the day, was really addicted to it as I loved the 6v6 battles n hanging out in teamspeak.

Clip of me owning the donner_backally in a league game about 15yrs ago

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u/GameStunts Oct 13 '21

That win at 3:10, I've done that move! Hahah!

Oh man I wish I had that skill with the bolt action that you do.

Donner is my favourite map, such a well constructed 3 lane map, asymmetrical yet there are no OP points or anywhere that's not flankable.

I made a couple of clips recently for friends to try (in vain) to tempt them in.

There's a couple of meme moments, I couldn't help myself, but it was mainly that I was happy with how much better I was getting with the single shot rifles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHQ4TkxgOa8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf86puITcYM

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u/falan_orbiplanax Oct 12 '21

Day of Defeat Source

That sounds so good. Nice to hear there are still active servers. Is there a server list on the web?

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u/GameStunts Oct 12 '21

No, but here's a snapshot I just took for you in the game. Bear in mind this is from the UK, less than 100 ping, must have players and not be full, so there are more than that.

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u/falan_orbiplanax Oct 12 '21

Thanks! Pretty nice. Got to love the 6 pt GoldSrc server browser font that you need a magnifying glass to look at. I'll definitely pick this up; love a nice game that you can drop in without fuss. Do you play ET Legacy?

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u/GameStunts Oct 12 '21

No I don't, but I really should I heard it's quite good, and I'm a sucker for the 2000s era WW2 games we had.

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u/falan_orbiplanax Oct 12 '21

It's liquid crack! You'll love the voices and sound effects.

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u/ReversedTimeMachine Oct 12 '21

New world. It's feeding perfectly what i loved in Ultima online.

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u/Steelshatter Oct 12 '21

If you ask r/mmorpg it's actually a terrible game lol

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u/ReversedTimeMachine Oct 13 '21

I'm glad that I'm not there then :)

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u/Steelshatter Oct 13 '21

Its ok they think every mmo sucks. Probably the most ironic sub in Reddit.

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u/cloudsheep0 RTX 3070 TI | Ryzen 7 5700G Oct 12 '21 edited Oct 12 '21

Persona 4 Golden I'm currently in Magatsu Inaba aka Adachi's dungeon so I'm close to the end of the game. I'm surprised how fast I got through the game but then I looked at my hours played and it's actually 70 hours lol

Great game imo I would have liked some of the stuff from P5 but as it stands on its own I think its still a pretty great game imo.

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u/Solar_Kestrel Oct 13 '21

My favorite entry in the series :D -- and I say this as a huge Maurice LeBlanc fan. Has such a great setting & tone. Really wish there were more similarly character-focused, low-stakes RPGs out there.

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u/git Oct 12 '21

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous - I'm so incredibly addicted to this game. Now on my second play-through and I'm loving every single second of it.

Far Cry 6 - Honestly, I'm finding it a bit of a slog. I'm one of the sick perverts who loved FC5, and on paper I should love FC6 as a bigger, prettier, slicker sequel - but the RPG-like healthbars and weapon levels and the 'reserver' system just slays me. Ugh.

And, in a few hours time, Back 4 Blood. I had an incredibly amount of fun through the last beta and I'm very much looking forward to rampaging through it.

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u/Solar_Kestrel Oct 13 '21

What mythic path did you choose the first time 'round and how did you like it?

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u/meuqsaco Oct 14 '21

I'm at 200 hours at the start of ACT 5. Really worth the money if you like this style of game.

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u/Johnnius_Maximus Oct 12 '21

The long dark.

Replaying wintermute episode 3 before starting episode 4.

I haven't played for some time but man, I forgot just how addictive this game is, so satisfying.

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u/OmniLib420 8700k/2080 Oct 12 '21

Battlefield V! Honestly i think this game gets a bad rep! i also hated this game on release but now theres a lot of cool maps and overall performance is great even with everything maxed out including RTX! and the graphics are fucking amazing!

I know there are a lot of people complaining about hackers but i have yet to come accross anything that has ruined my enjoyment in the weeks ive been playing.

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u/NexusMT Oct 13 '21

I think the problem was all the failed hype. The trailers were Fortnite-like horrible and the screw up the launch by giving EA whatever is called members earlier gameplay. Plus the game was much more arcade, Fornite-like than and the past Bfs and then the late Firestorm mode was already doomed when they released.

Even though i play the game casually from time to time and have a good time i cant say i did a bad choice of buying it for 30 bucks 2 weeks after release.

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u/Katana314 Oct 14 '21

My issue with it has been the same as all the others - it never quite gets the squad fantasy right and tends to reward lone wolf play quite a lot. (As well as being the first person to grab a tank)

Granted, I think I now have that feel through the release of Back 4 Blood, though obviously there’s many differences in those games.

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u/Renegade_Meister RTX 3080, 5600X Oct 12 '21

Fall Guys is the most fun I've had with a battle/race royale game, even though the current event thar recently started is relatively weak in terms of rewards and cosmetics. A bunch of people on the sub are so pissed about the last update, that it makes me wonder if maybe I too will get jaded about the game after one season. A few things are understandable and some outrage is likely inherent in any multi-player game, but some of it I just don't experience like weird physics or desyncs.

Republique is an interesting security camera-based dystopian story rich stealth game with some puzzles that is audio heavy with narration or audio clips when viewing various items. Being half way through, I enjoy it, the acting seems well done to me, and I think the pacing that puts the game at <10 hours will be just right.

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u/SajuukToBear Oct 13 '21

Deathloop - It runs pretty bad, although I am below the minimum specs. Gameplay is disappointing to be honest. I was expecting a lot since Dishonored 1 & 2 are so good, but it just kinda lacks that secret sauce. Might shelve this until I upgrade my hardware and can play it at higher setttings at a constant 60FPS.

Dishonored series - I got pretty hyped for Deathloop, so I was replaying D1 and D2 and all the DLCs. It's been honestly fantastic, they're some of the best games (especially the D1 DLC).

AOE series - Again, I'm hyped for AOE4 so I've been replaying the older games. AOE 1 and 2 are huuuuuuge on the nostalgia factor, as they were some of the only PC games I owned as a kid. AOE 3 isn't nearly as good as I remember, however. Haven't replayed AOM though; I might wait for a Definitive Edition.

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u/Beezy65 Oct 12 '21

Destiny 2 - started playing it over the weekend and ended up buying the Beyond Light Deluxe expansion to get all of this years content. Good fun so far.

Red Dead Redemption 2 - have been just riding around doing some hunting and fishing. Such a chilled game when you do that.

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u/tandem_biscuit Oct 12 '21

Just tonight I finished my first play though of RDR2. Amazing game. I’m going to miss it.

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u/Toiletpaperplane Oct 12 '21

I've been playing D2 for several months now. Addicted. Recently replayed RDR2 and was reminded that it very well might be my favorite game of all time.

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u/Bromarosa Oct 12 '21

Tales of Arise. Almost 30 hours in and feel like I'm pretty close to the end. Really enjoyed it so far. Been a Tales fan for a long time and I find this cast very endearing. A few twists and turns as Tales likes to do, some predictable and others not so much. Highly recommended for fans of the series and newcomers.

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u/cstrifeVII Oct 13 '21

How would you rate it among all other tales games? Better than the recent ones? (Berseria, Zesteria)

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u/Motoko84 Oct 14 '21

How are you only 30 hours in and near the end? I'm at like 75 hours and from what I was told, still have a decent chunk left lol

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u/TariTheApothecary Oct 13 '21

Caesar 3 and SWTOR

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u/-Nordico- Oct 13 '21

Back 4 Blood - plays just like the Left 4 Dead games and that's what I was hoping for!

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u/PutridFigure Oct 13 '21

I’m still playing Conan Exiles. I started playing back in February and I just can’t put the darn thing down. I have bought two new games recently but still have t played them because conan keeps me hooked

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u/Godnaz Oct 13 '21

It's got great environments, decent structure building mechanics, mounts and a comprehensive modding library. The only thing it's missing is terraforming. I'll be getting back into it once Isle of Siptah expansion gets cheaper. If you like it that much, you'll enjoy Valheim as well.

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u/PutridFigure Oct 13 '21

I tried Valheim but couldnt get into it. I like the adrenaline inducing fear from PVP

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u/LuntiX Oct 13 '21

New World has my full attention. I’m not even at level cap in anything on it. I’m just finding it fun to fuck around in.

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '21 edited Oct 13 '21

Splitgate -- this game is a hell of a lot of fun, especially if you don't feel like investing a ton of time into a game and would rather play something in short, non-committal bursts. Runs smooth as butter at 144 FPS on max settings at 1440p with not a single frame drop. The microtransactions flooding the menu are an eyesore, there's no real "story" anywhere, it's not quite as "immersive" as a Call of Duty Modern Warfare team deathmatch for some reason, but otherwise I don't have much bad to say about it.

Far Cry 6 -- this game "gets the job done." It feels like Far Cry which is fun. Graphics are very nice and it runs well on my RX 5700 XT, getting about 70-80ish FPS on average at 1440p. Still, the game seems like a lot of "run around map, collect things, shoot people, clear outpost, watch cutscene." No puzzles or anything like that like a Zelda game, no real fear or sense of wonder like Subnautica, and not really immersive like Red Dead Redemption either.

Like yeah, you can fish and there are some mini-games like cockfighting, but it doesn't feel organic and "part of the world" like Read Dead, where you really feel like just another cowboy in its world, perfectly immersed and free to do whatever you want--rather than some walking one man army superman where the whole world just revolves around you and feels like pretty much nothing but tasks to be completed or rewards to be given to you. Still, it's good sandboxy fun. Scratches that "clear the map" itch that the series is good at. And of course who doesn't love Giancarlo Esposito?

New World -- just started it, but I've only played for about 30 minutes or so. Seems cool, but I can't join my friend's server due to overpopulation, so I'm shelfing this for now.

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u/Xenutja Oct 13 '21

Back 4 Blood. Co-oping with the Mr. <3

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u/GrifflesMC Oct 13 '21

Just Cause 4

This is the first Just Cause game that I've played. And it's so fun and cool. Can't wait to complete it so I can play Just Cause 2 and 3.

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u/l88t Oct 12 '21

Valheim. Bought a dedicated server for the wife and me to play together. It's been mostly really fun and I think has helped our relationship honestly.

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u/ReversedTimeMachine Oct 12 '21

Why not self host? It's way cheaper :)

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u/l88t Oct 12 '21

1) don't have a dedicated PC to run a server off of. 2) we will play on the server by ourselves to collect resources or do our own personal quests. She would have to turn on my PC, log me in, and then let my character sit at base. Not power efficient with my rig. Plus I don't want that uptime on my rig when I'm not there. Likewise of she hosted. 3) I am on starlink internet so every part of that server exchange would be over satellite internet. Outside hosting makes it a more stable base if that makes sense. 4) survival servers has yet to crash on me. It's been a very smooth experience so far. So it's a small price to pay at the moment.

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u/ReversedTimeMachine Oct 12 '21

Really fair points. Even with a dedicated PC the cost doesn't justify. At the moment, my friends and I are hosting our server on private server on Hefner we found a quite good deal for a 8 cores and 64gb server. But of course we don't use it only for valheim :)

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u/Godnaz Oct 13 '21

I'm on my 4th play through and because of the procedurally generated maps and a robust modding scene, no play through feels the same. Game Of The Year for me.

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u/l88t Oct 13 '21

We are doing a nearly no boss run until we can get an island base built up. Eiktheyr is dead and Bonemass will die soon. Fortunately we used old characters and my wife had a swamp key. It's been mostly relaxing and it's finally a gaming experience my wife and I can share with our varying and wide tastes in games.

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u/mattbag1 Oct 12 '21

Diablo 2 on PC waiting for FF14 expansion.

Also just finished RE8 with my son on ps5, I’d like to pick up far cry 6 but until then it’s AC Valhalla.

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u/Princet2001 Oct 12 '21

Currently paying Mafia Definitive edition for a few weeks now. It’s good but kinda feels a little to fast paced

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u/lillepille1337 Oct 12 '21

Warframe until FH5 releases.

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u/Exhaledoom Oct 12 '21

Stygian and No one lives under the lighthouse, both have a weird atmosphere to them, perfect for the season.

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u/Tek_Support_Guru Oct 12 '21

Valorant and CS:GO.

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u/Van-Goth Oct 13 '21

Stellaris. The AI is still dumb af which is kinda hilarious after such a long time of development. Devs are clueless and busy crapping out overpriced DLC i guess. Still good enough to try some mods and kill some time.

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u/Mylegsareclosed Oct 13 '21

Trails of arise

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u/AppropriateLiving122 Oct 13 '21

Firearms. It's a Half Life mod. Really fun.

I wish....

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u/smexysanta911 Oct 13 '21

I loved that mod. Hardly still active is it? Frontline Force was another one I loved.

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u/ligital Oct 13 '21

Hades - having way more fun on my second playthrough (didn't get far in the first), everytime you reset it does feel like a different run every time.

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u/RajofSuave Oct 13 '21

Battlefield 4.

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u/PTShadow78 Oct 13 '21

Half Life 2 :)
Finally started playing that to I can play Alyx. Awesome game so far, really well done.

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '21

Oh man you're in for a treat. HL2 was one of the best games of its time, and HL Alyx is another world.

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u/The_Quackening Oct 13 '21

Atomicrops - Excellent roguelike. Lost my save so im restarting, the game is tons of fun.

Back 4 Blood - not bad so far, i like the card system and the weapon mods system. Definitely more deep than L4D. Enjoying it so far, and i imagine will only get better as i keep going. Still havent tried the other modes other than the campaign.

Curse of the Dead Gods - excellent rogue like, super easy to pop in and out of. Still need to work out which weapons i should be buying.

Super Lucky's Tale - Sure its painfully easy, and the story is essentially non existent, and the cosmetics are boring. But somehow its still fun. Its honestly a really great game for listening to podcasts while keeping your hands busy. So far i have 100%'d every single level. The gameplay is smooth and consistent. The game rewards exploration, and the game does a good job with the variety of gameplay. Some levels are 2d others are 3d. Its pretty neat.

I would LOVE to be playing farcry 6 right now but honestly theres so many games to play right now, i think i might be better off waiting until it goes on sale.

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u/PetayPan Oct 13 '21

Mythofsoma Myth of soma Free Old school Korean RPG

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u/martixy Oct 14 '21

SC2 Wings of Liberty.

I've been replaying the SC games, from SC1 (via Mass Recall) all the way to the end these last few days.

Apart from the few bugs, Mass recall is an amazing experience.

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u/hermitpurpleandhamon Oct 14 '21

I bought Assassin‘s Creed Unity as it was 85% off. When my expectation is super low I can’t be disappointed.

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u/Suburban_turd Oct 14 '21

My hard drive died and I lost all my games. Don't feel like re-downloading them.

Figured I would just buy something new and small. Went with Tribes of Midgard. It's not bad, but I see myself getting bored soon

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u/kruminio4 Oct 14 '21

csgo and genshin impact

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u/SubjectOverall6980 Oct 14 '21

I just discovered Rocket league and it's fun as hell. I always thought it was a pay to play game.