r/pcgaming Nov 02 '21

What Are You Playing Thread - November 02, 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/boopthesn0op Nov 02 '21

Just started Hades yesterday and I’m Loving it!! After a few hours with God mode on I decided to turn it off since I felt a sense of progression after every death, it’s fun trying out different combinations of boons and upgrades

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u/EtrangerAmericain Nov 02 '21

The progression in Hades is fantastic. Slight, but constant. And it's so amazing to get a good synergy of boons and just kill it on a run.

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u/hlodowigchile Nov 04 '21

I cant get my ass to finish hades, it doesn't click for me.

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u/EtrangerAmericain Nov 04 '21

I haven't beaten it either. I only pick it up every now and then for a quick run now. If it doesn't click, it doesn't click. It's a bit too twitchy and fast paced for me, honestly, but it's still fun to play, even if I never end up making it out.

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u/[deleted] Nov 02 '21

Main FPS: Black Ops Cold War, wrapping up the final season by getting to tier 100 and level 200

Story: Bought AC Odyssey on sale last week and have already sunk 20+ hours into it, loving it so far

Other games: SCP Secret Lab (cos it's jokes) and Squad

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u/GioMike RTX 2070/i7-8700k/16GB @3200 Nov 02 '21

Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines

This has to be one of the best written RPGs of all time. It’s pure fun . Hope they try to replicate that in the sequel but I doubt it .

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u/PoonaniiPirate Nov 02 '21

What area are you in? The opening act is incredible. The way the missions are interwoven, the writing, the jank. But it’s fizzling out a bit for me. I still need to go back and finish it. For any others reading, the mod is pretty much necessary.

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u/GioMike RTX 2070/i7-8700k/16GB @3200 Nov 02 '21

Currently at the Museum quest.

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u/ImSomebody Nov 03 '21

What mod is that?

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u/PoonaniiPirate Nov 04 '21

I can’t remember but I clicked on a link in a steam review. It’s like “the essential mod” or something like that.

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u/llwonder Nov 02 '21

Getting rimmed in the Rimworld

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u/alcosexual Nov 03 '21

Ugh, Rimworld checks all the boxes for me except the South Park style graphics. I really, really want to play that game but I can't get past it.

I know I'm not supposed to care about pretty pixels but I'm shallow and I do.

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u/llwonder Nov 03 '21

It’s ok I care about pretty pixels too but Rimworld is so unique I can’t give it up. I tried to play Kotor for the story but it’s just too old. No matter how much of a good game it is, I just can’t play it

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u/Johnnius_Maximus Nov 02 '21

Guardians of the galaxy.

Put a few hours in last night, game is visually stunning and what I have played so far is really good fun.

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u/itsmoirob Nov 03 '21

My only complaint is there's times when there's just too much story. And the fighting is a little repetitive. Overall it's a fun game.

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u/Johnnius_Maximus Nov 03 '21

The story part is right up my street but I can totally understand where you are coming from.

I hear you on the fighting but the environments, banter whilst fighting and everything else is, like you said an overall enjoyable package.

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u/itsmoirob Nov 03 '21

I like the banter when you go off and explore and the team keep questioning you. First time that happened surprised me and made me laugh

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u/Johnnius_Maximus Nov 03 '21

Yeah, without giving too much away, that part an hour or two in when having a scoring match against rocket, I thought I'd go back and he called me out for cheating although he did admit he would do the same and he had several times by that point.

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u/PipinoBiscottino Nov 02 '21

Rainbow six siege and smite.

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u/SlappinMyChunk Nov 03 '21

Been playing with my oculus lately in between playing league and having tons of fun. Want to play Demeo so bad but none of my friends will play it lol

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u/Nizsm_ Nov 02 '21

Immortals Fenyx Rising, about 20 hours and I really like it.

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u/clarkysan Nov 02 '21

This game surprised me. It has all the tropes of a Ubisoft open world, packed with filler. And yet the presentation and gameplay are so good that it’s genuinely fun to just play.

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u/Emile_L Nov 02 '21

Ultrakill and re doing doom eternal on nightmare. And overwatch.

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u/cheerstothefirstyear 3080 5900x Nov 03 '21

I thought Eternal nightmare was more difficult than 2016, especially before you get the hang of those damn Marauder enemies. Such an awesome game though — I’ve been meaning to try Ultrakill.

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u/icarusbird Intel i7700 3.6 GHz | EVGA RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra Nov 02 '21

Ubisoft's latest release, Riders Republic, is my favorite extreme sports game since SSX 3. It's honestly a technical marvel. You can warp anywhere on the absolutely gargantuan map instantly--no loading whatsoever--snowboarding down the tallest peak in the game, then instantly slap on some skis for a slalom through dense forest, off a huge jump and onto a mountain bike to fly down desert switchbacks at 50 mph. I've never seen such a huge game have every asset, animation scheme, and mode of travel available at an instant. It's also the best looking extreme sports game, ever, in my opinion.

It's not perfect though. The tutorial is agonizingly tedious and treats you like you've never played a video game before. The dialogue is extremely cringy, r/fellowkids kind of stuff (I think it's intentionally cheesy, and it's occasionally funny, but still). But the worst part is how incredibly limited the customization options are. The customization shop has two--exactly two--unique outfits per day you can buy. You can't individually buy just the pants or top or whatever; it's all or nothing. There's several other outfits available that don't change throughout the whole season, about a third of which can only be purchased with real money. So nearly a week into the game's release, having purchased everything available to me with in-game money, I have like 5 head pieces, maybe 12 tops, 12 pants, and a measly 2 shoes. So in a game where they shove multiplayer down your throat at every turn, everybody looks the fucking same.

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u/whutumean Nov 03 '21

So nearly a week into the game's release, having purchased everything available to me with in-game money, I have like 5 head pieces, maybe 12 tops, 12 pants, and a measly 2 shoes. So in a game where they shove multiplayer down your throat at every turn, everybody looks the fucking same.

It's 1 week in, and trust, there will be plenty of option$ for people before too long.

Did you play Steep, and if so, how do they compare?

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u/icarusbird Intel i7700 3.6 GHz | EVGA RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra Nov 03 '21

I did play Steep, and although it has WAY more terrain for skiing/snowboarding, I greatly prefer the more realistic environs of Riders Republic. Did you play Steep? The graphics were great, but the mountains themselves were so bizarre looking, with huge spires of snow jutting out of the ground every dozen meters or so. I get that it was a gameplay contrivance for getting big jumps and stuff, but I'm biased towards speed/racing over jumps/tricks.

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u/whutumean Nov 05 '21

That's a great comparison! I did play Steep, and as a snowboarder I did love how great it was for that /tricks. The environments were just so beautiful that I probably didn't mind of some parts seemed "engineered" rather than natural.

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u/EtrangerAmericain Nov 02 '21

Picked up Control for free with Amazon prime. I'm only an hour or so in, just picked up the floppy disk. The game looks and feels phenomenal, really digging the setting as well.

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u/Elder-Gods RTX 3080 | Ryzen 3900x | 32GB DDR4 3600MHz Nov 02 '21

one of the first games i played when i built my PC and i really really liked the setting, game looks phenomenal and has great atmosphere. Enjoy!

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u/alcosexual Nov 03 '21

The music and soundscape is that game is really fantastic. My only complaint is that I'm a huge baby when it comes to scary stuff and I can't play it at night.

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u/EtrangerAmericain Nov 03 '21

I had no idea it was going to be a scary game. I probably wouldn't have ever tried it if I knew. But so far it hasn't been too bad. I'm a bit of a baby when it comes to horror as well, I noped out of dead space when they introduced these freaky fast dudes. And the only reason I got that far is because I would only play it while on voice chat with friends. Haha.

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u/alcosexual Nov 03 '21

Lol, I envy people who pay to be scared of stuff.

I’m way too easily immersed in things, and I come away from horror games stressed out and exhausted.

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u/Griffinage Nov 03 '21

Play Inscryption

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u/[deleted] Nov 02 '21

Bickering with my mate about the "right" way to play Age of Empires. He likes wee annoying raids with a couple of horses to annoy my villagers. I like a bit of time to get set up and turtle before going on the offensive. We decide in the interests of friendship to team up against Ai which only leads to further disagreement. He sees attack as the best form of defence so neglects defence, I see defence as best form of defence and build a few walls. He says that only means AI attacks him (which is why he keeps being the one getting his ass kicked and ending our game). I say build a couple of walls and stop being so fool hardy.

Aaaaand we're back to arguing about the "right" way to play the game

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u/LuntiX Nov 02 '21

Simple, play China, build walls, build the Great Wall gate and suddenly your walls are harder to destroy. Then just amass an army to take out his siege equipment.

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u/rshunter313 Nov 02 '21

Aoe4 and satisfactory update. Rly enjoying both.

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u/alcosexual Nov 03 '21

I bought Satisfactory a while ago and didn't get past the tedious beginning stages. I'll have to give it another go.

I'm a massive Factorio fan but until they add some more content I need something else to scratch that itch.

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u/Connect_Tadpole2277 Nov 02 '21

Just about to finish up horizon zero dawn and the dlc.

Hot take but I think that games open world and story smoked red dead. Sorry just don’t give a fuck about them shit kicking cowboys. Well more that I just personally didn’t find the game or story to be very fun. Still zero dawn impressed me. Sure there’s some things here and there that are kinda easy to laugh at but for the most part, it’s been along time that a game honestly made me wanna do everything and legit explore the world.

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u/alcosexual Nov 03 '21

I also bought HZD recently, and liking it so far but... I have to say I expected more fidelity from the graphics. The faces are plastic and shiny and the hair physics are pretty basic. It definitely looks console-y.

That impression might have something to do with the fact that I just played Cyberpunk which, for all its flaws, was a gorgeous game.

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u/whutumean Nov 03 '21

Playing though Half-Life 2 for the first time, loving it! Graphics are great for a game from this time, and I guess that's the beauty of playing older games with modern hardware. I'm a little more than halfway though I think, and I'm hoping there's a little more backstory coming my way, some explanation of what exactly happened while I was in stasis for 20 years.

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u/renboy2 Nov 03 '21

Satisfactory (experimental branch) with a side of Unpacking :)

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u/alfador01 R5 3600/16GB 3200 DDR4/RTX 3070 Ti Nov 03 '21

I've been playing Cyberpunk 2077 mostly because of my new GPU and I never finished the game (stopped around the beginning of the year). Going from low/medium settings at dynamic resolution (<1080p, max 45 FPSish) to mostly ultra settings with medium ray tracing at 1440p (DLSS) is mindblowing. I started Dragon Age Origins for the millionth time last night bc I've been itching for more Bioware ever since I finished all the Mass Effects a couple months ago. I never played the series' major DLCs, so that's my justification for playing it yet again while sitting on a mountain of games I haven't touched or finished lol. Also, been trying to get into Code Vein since I'm a massive Souls fan. I like it, but it's not gripping me for some reason. I've only done the first boss and 2 of the depths maps.

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u/Aipre Nov 04 '21

I just finished Code Vein last month and picked up Sekiro to play when the itch comes around again. Code Vein fell short of the mark in a lot of ways for me. I'm not sure if I'm just more into Nioh 2's more aggressive and frenetic playstyle but Code Vein just didn't feel good. If you're like me and it isn't clicking for the souls itch try to embrace what makes it different and get a lot of active abilities and whatnot.

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u/alfador01 R5 3600/16GB 3200 DDR4/RTX 3070 Ti Nov 04 '21

I've been wanting to try Nioh out since it has the Japanese warring states setting I love. Are 1 and 2 both good? I'll give some more attention to Code Vein tonight. It'll probably help to progress through some if its story.

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u/Aipre Nov 04 '21

They're both wonderful! The story is better in Nioh 1 and living weapon is a fun mechanic. Once you learn all the systems in Nioh 2 the game just has unparalleled combat. It is like playing Devil May Cry inside a soulsike! Seriously, it is hard to go back to anything else after stuff like this becomes your norm: https://twitter.com/SunhiLegend/status/1445805298879537154

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u/alfador01 R5 3600/16GB 3200 DDR4/RTX 3070 Ti Nov 04 '21

You also just reminded me I haven't finished DMC5 after a couple hours in 😂😭 Nioh is now high up on my consideration list, although, I shouldn't be buying more games lol

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u/LuntiX Nov 02 '21

Persona 5 Royal

I was able to snag a ps5 in store yesterday so it’s what I’m currently playing. I know it’s not a PC game.

I’m also playing Guardians of the Galaxy on PC, it’s a whole lot more enjoyable than I would’ve guessed it would be. My only issue with the game is I keep getting a bug where UI elements get stuck on the screen instead of going away when they should.

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u/peepeepopopee Nov 03 '21

I got the UI bug tonight as well :(

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u/LuntiX Nov 03 '21

Yeah, it’s annoying. Thankfully saving then loading your save seems to fix it. Some cutscenes seem to fix it as well.

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u/PoonaniiPirate Nov 02 '21

I know you said it’s not a pc game. But I wanted to let you know it’s not a pc game. Pet peeve of mine when kids overshare. I also got a ps5 recently. But I comment a pc game like everyone else.

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u/LuntiX Nov 02 '21

Yeah but it’s what I’m mostly playing.

Many others will post console games.

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u/GuitarMan251 Nov 04 '21

You must be fun at parties

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u/ChampionsLedge Nov 02 '21

A decent amount of Path of Exile. Started with crit Seismic & Exsanguinate traps which smashed a8 conquerors with 50c but evasion in scourge is insta death if you don't evade 1 hit so I rolled an energy blade inquis which is super tanky but quite slow so I'm thinking of rolling something else for more clear speed. I'd actually enjoy this league if the monsters weren't so damn fast, didn't hit so damn hard and the main mechanic wasn't another race against the clock thing. QOL changes are fantastic though, progressing the atlas didn't make me want to uninstall this league.

Still looking for something else to chill out with when I need a break from PoE. I used to play a lot of Dead By Daylight but the changes to the rank system completely ruined it for me.

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u/Alone-Hurry-9351 Nov 02 '21

Mass Effect Legendary Edition.

Are there any other gamers out there that appreciate single player games with a good story? The trend nowadays is to create PVP games where you duke it out with other people. But what if you are like me and want to get lost in a good story and not have to deal with the stress of competitive play? I want sometimes to relax on my PC and Mass Effect has done that for me tremendously. For the most part, the gameplay mechanics support a choose-your-own-difficulty style of play with superior storytelling.

Anybody else like that?

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u/Mornai Nov 03 '21

Hear hear! I love single player story driven games. PvP can be fun every now and then, but it stresses me out more often than not + no freedom to stop and start whenever you want. If you’re in the middle of an online match and someone calls for you or you want a snack, you either have to quit(which some games punish you for) or you finish the match first. I much prefer being able to pause and save whenever I want.

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u/Melioidozer Nov 02 '21

I’m still balls deep in Dead by Daylight.

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u/DerpyBossGamer Nov 04 '21

I’m currently on a break from DBD and haven’t played since Nemesis, but it’s a super addictive game so I know what you mean.

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u/Melioidozer Nov 04 '21

It seems like every other killer is trickster right now, and he is my least favorite killer. I know there is somewhat of a skill cap based on your ability to aim the knife throws, but he’s pretty OP in my personal opinion. It’s probably a pretty easily disputed claim, but I stand by it.

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u/snakeexpert92 Nov 02 '21

Me too! Bought it last week and have really been enjoying it!

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u/Melioidozer Nov 02 '21

Hell yeah man. I’ve played it since around 2017-2018. I’ll buy a new game and play it for a week or two but always seem to come back to DBD.

Do you play killer or Survivor?

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u/snakeexpert92 Nov 02 '21

Survivor. Haven’t dove into the world of Killer yet.

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u/Melioidozer Nov 02 '21

Hello new friend. I survivor main. When I do play killer it’s Billy, Oni, or Bubba, but I find survivor to be way more fun. If you get bored PM me your Steam name and we’ll DBD it up sometime

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u/Carighan 3600X+3070 Nov 03 '21

I'm currently playing through The Riftbreaker.

It's a quirky little thing, 50% They are Billions, 50% Tower Defense and 50% Factorio, with each part genuinely being only half of what it could or should be. But yeah it does sum up to be way more than its parts, at least for me.
I think I avoided the trap of trying to cap research before starting on the missions though, which seems to make the game far too easy. For me the difficulty is just right, and I like it a lot. Far from perfect, but nothing like blasting thousands of little monsters with a nuke launcher. :>

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u/Aswalez Nov 04 '21

damn... 150% game, now thats a packed game lol

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u/Elder-Gods RTX 3080 | Ryzen 3900x | 32GB DDR4 3600MHz Nov 02 '21

nier replicant and phasmophobia (finally decided to pick it up this halloween, i know im late)

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u/smexysanta911 Nov 02 '21

Revisiting Freelancer with the HD mod that was put together recently. It holds up really well.

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u/Ray_Row Nov 02 '21

Resident Evil 2. First run through of the remake. Very nostalgic and refreshing. Amazing.

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u/ULICKMAGEE Nov 03 '21

I can still hear those damn thumping footsteps! :D

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u/[deleted] Nov 03 '21

Destroy all Humans!, Fall Guys and The Sims 4.

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u/buskerrhymes Nov 03 '21

Bought rdr2 on Saturday and already have 30 odd hours played- loving it. Also onto the 4th island in a Jurassic World Evolution campaign.

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u/hlodowigchile Nov 04 '21

My second playtrough of monster hunter world, some destiny 2 and waiting for the update of deep rock gqlactic

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u/mrgreene39 Nov 04 '21

Days gone

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u/Jungulate Nov 04 '21

Crash Bandicoot 2 as I work through the N-Sane Trilogy, and when I'm feeling up for it with some time on my hands, Resident Evil 4. Both on PC.

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u/[deleted] Nov 03 '21

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u/Aipre Nov 04 '21

You may enjoy Quake Champions! Last I played there was still a plenty healthy playerbase.

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u/noahshindsight Nov 04 '21 edited Nov 04 '21

Quake Champions is the last gasp of Tim Willits, a man who even when he was a part of classic iD, the iD who made Doom and Quake originally, he didn't have the first fucking idea what made a Quake game.

Tim Willits is the reason that abomination even draws breath; QC is a hero shooter wearing Quake's skin. Apologies if I sound mad at you, 'cause it's not you I'm pissed with-- I just never fail to hear this game brought up every single time I ask this question and every single time I'm there like "nah, that's not a Quake as far as I care to recognize it."