r/pcgaming Nov 16 '21

What Are You Playing Thread - November 16, 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.

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u/CoffeeLoverNathan Nov 16 '21

Halo Infinite MP, fun as fuck. Lost Ark on RU servers

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u/the15thwolf Nov 16 '21

I just finished Dark Souls 1 after my FF14 sub expired. Originally planned to resub right after, now I’m hella stoked to start Dark Souls 2!

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u/Fessywessy1 Nov 16 '21

A lot of people will try and tell you dark souls 2 is worse but I enjoyed the hell out of it. The gameplay is just as satisfying. And dark souls 3.... You're in for a real treat. And if you still haven't had enough pain by then, enjoy sekiro!

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u/Commander413 Nov 17 '21

DS2 is a step down in map design, but I enjoyed the combat a lot more, and imo it has the best PvP out of any FROM game

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u/unicanor Nov 16 '21

It is worse, it's a worse souls game but its still a good game.

It's something like, I got >600 hours in DS3 and BB, 400+ in DeS/DS and around 150-200 in DS2 over the years.

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u/cleff5164 Nov 16 '21

In your opinion, Ds2 was my favorite out of all of them

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u/Fessywessy1 Nov 16 '21

I enjoyed it all the same

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u/Sir_Abstraction Nov 18 '21

I felt it did many things better than both ds1 and ds3 combined, has to be my most favourite Souls game.

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u/ALikeSupreme Nov 18 '21

I liked all of them, but I will say 2 and 3 did lose something that the original had. It just seemed the level design was interwoven in more interesting ways in the first one. I really liked that aspect of it, but it's a minor issue for sure.

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u/TheNewSenseiition Nov 19 '21

Dark souls 2 was the best IMO felt so good to get deep down into that winter dlc dungeon

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u/jvdoles Nov 17 '21

Agree that DS2 is the worst fromsoft game, but its still a very solid game. Specially the DLCs, those are really good.

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u/Octan3 Nov 16 '21

Dark souls 2 is so good, 3 is pretty damn good too but 2 was a gem for me.

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u/ALikeSupreme Nov 18 '21

There's a mod called Convergence for Dark Souls 3 that I'm thinking about trying too. It's an overhaul designed with the intent to freshen it up for subsequent playthroughs.

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u/Hobgoblin84 Nov 16 '21

Deep into Forza Horizon 5 at the moment. Was surprised to see that it's actually really fun with a wheel. I also started A Plague Tale a couple of weeks ago and was really enjoying it until I got distracted by forza.

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u/Substantial-Mud9120 Nov 16 '21

What wheel are you using? I just got a G920 and am having trouble tuning my settings.

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u/Hobgoblin84 Nov 16 '21

I have a g29. I haven't messed with settings much, just turned down the off road vibrations a bit as it feels like the wheel is gonna rattle itself to death. For me the steering feels fine at default settings.

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u/robhaswell Nov 16 '21

Yeah. On the one hand, it's really fun. On the other, it needs to be in sim-mode to feel right and that punishes mistakes really badly. Sim racing is fine on circuits but on open world, where the track changes every race, I find myself having to restart or rewind-scum a lot.

Still great with a wheel though.

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u/Hobgoblin84 Nov 16 '21

Don't think I'm using sim mode tbh. Sticking with filthy casual mode and having a blast throwing the rally cars around the off-road tracks.

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u/khante Nov 16 '21

Halo MP lol

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u/tsthrowaway2015 i7-3770/6700 XT Nov 16 '21

Giving Skyrim a serious try. First time I played through was with a mod that replaced sounds with MLG sounds.

Upgraded to the anniversary edition and doing a serious playthrough. Some mods installed but nothing goofy.

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u/boostedgts Nov 16 '21

I thought about that, too. Survival mode sounds awesome. It’s everything I wanted from Skyrim, I just don’t know if I can start Skyrim for the 70th time.

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u/ayosue Nov 17 '21

You can, and you will. One simply does not quit Skyrim.

Jokes aside, I’ve heard survival mode is good and what a lot of people wanted. Balanced etc. I haven’t tried it myself because I had just started Skyrim again before the AE was announced and still having fun with mods.

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u/Hello0897 Nov 18 '21

Just started the AE too! I'm having wayy too much fun. I absolutely love the survival aspect... really brings the immersion to a new level. I played it way too much when it first came out, and then again with mods. A couple years ago I tried it again with like 200 mods, but I just could not get them all to agree with each other and ended up stopping due to bugs. Now with the AE and a few mods it is just fantastic. I've really been needing an immersive exploration like RPG recently, and nothing was really scratching that itch. Skyrim AE has been a godsend the last few days.

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u/SweetRollThief_NA Nov 16 '21

Noita until I beat it or go insane, or elden ring releases.

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u/cantclickwontclick RTX 3070, 5600X, 16GB DDR4, X-570 TUF, 1080p 144hz Nov 16 '21

About to start Halo from the beginning as I now have Game Pass! Just got to download it all first... 160GB.

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u/CousinCleetus24 Nov 16 '21

Worth every gig.

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u/Helphaer Nov 17 '21

There's probably a lot of that which you don't need due to multiplayer and optional mappacks and such.

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u/cantclickwontclick RTX 3070, 5600X, 16GB DDR4, X-570 TUF, 1080p 144hz Nov 17 '21

Yeah, couldn't see a way of installing anything separately. All downloaded now.. But I'm going to play Call of the Sea first before it leaves GP on 30/11.

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u/WaccaWacca529 Nov 17 '21

I really enjoyed Call of the Sea, and it's not a long game.

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u/Adamarshall7 Nov 18 '21

Call of the Sea is really nice.

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u/ConstructionFirst990 Nov 18 '21

you can't install it separately .microsoft is a software company, not bungee

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u/HannibalWrecktor Nov 16 '21

Hunt: Showdown. Only game that can continuously hold my interest.

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u/l88t Nov 17 '21

Same. Sometimes I stray but I always come back

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u/Cypher_9334 Nov 18 '21

What keeps you guys playing? I could never really get into it.

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u/l88t Nov 18 '21

Its approachable enough compared to say escape from tarkov but not arcady. Wins and kills are rewarding Because of their difficulty and gunfights can be drawn out tactical affairs. The atmosphere helps and the devs have been quite responsive to changes, especially this year. I come back for the reward mechanism of winning. Kills and winning feel unlike any other game but it also isn't so hardcore it's oppressive to play.

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u/smexysanta911 Nov 18 '21

It's a great game to not take seriously. There's a huge variety of weapons from dual pistols to sniper rifles to Bows. The combat is good and the bounty leads to interesting situations.

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u/HannibalWrecktor Nov 18 '21

Once you get adept enough to play at high levels, it becomes the most cerebral first person shooter thats still actually fun to play. Extremely hard, but extremely rewarding.

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u/Volaconic Nov 16 '21

decided to quit mobile to play pc games, i tried bioshock

what a great experience, such a shame i didnt become pcmr much earlier

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u/DQScott95 Nov 16 '21

Pcmr is outdated and a stupid thing to say. All consoles and devices have their own ups and downs. I prefer my switch over my PC for alot and vice versa.

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u/IUseKeyboardOnXbox 4k is not a gimmick Nov 16 '21

Pc still kinda is the best gaming platform tbf. It can do anything a console can and more. It's not restricted.

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u/Helphaer Nov 17 '21

During the silicon crisis it has been shown not to be the best economically. And due to hardware variations, it's more an asterik type of potentially can do anything. If you can afford it. Wherein a console at a lower price guarantees everything it advertises at the level it advertises at.

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u/IUseKeyboardOnXbox 4k is not a gimmick Nov 17 '21

Alright. I'm not really talking about economically though.

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u/Helphaer Nov 17 '21

If you can't afford it, it's not a very good platform though. Hardware prices have become too high and quantity low. And its piece meal. At this time it's simply not even possible for me to afford the upgrades I'd need. A new console was the better option.

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u/IUseKeyboardOnXbox 4k is not a gimmick Nov 17 '21

I'm just trying to compare the two platforms. And pc is technically a better platform. I never mentioned anything about cost in my first post. The market is bad for all hardware.

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u/[deleted] Nov 18 '21 edited Mar 09 '22

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u/Helphaer Nov 19 '21

Well most people don't do thst though I dont either. Even so that comparison doesn't work because you would be spending the same on PC games.

Most people arent into indie games statistically.

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u/[deleted] Nov 19 '21 edited Mar 09 '22

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u/Helphaer Nov 19 '21

PC has numerous subscriptions such as gamepass, EA pass, etc. Further there are innumerable physical and digital sales on console.

40 percent on Steam isn't the majority. You're forgetting that other 60 percent. Also console sales are far more favored in AAA too.

And funny how all those consoles also sell AAA games by priority.

You're coming off as arguing just to argue and from an uninformed means.

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u/[deleted] Nov 19 '21 edited Mar 09 '22

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u/Helphaer Nov 19 '21

Only certain multiplayer titles require an online subscription and only during periods you don't use their free weekend periods. Many people play singleplayer or play games not requiring a subscription.

10 away from half is also not a majority it would be a minority. Until it's not a minority its not a majority.

You have not said a single thing disproving anything I said. You keep proving yourself wronf and making wild ignorant claims about sales. You'll be ignored now as wasting time with someone arguing for sake of arguing is pointless. Stop trolling and go learn about console game sales.

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u/DQScott95 Nov 17 '21

While true, console gaming has a whole different feel to it. All I'm saying is there's no "PC master race" it's just "gamer master race" cause we all love video games regardless.

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u/[deleted] Nov 18 '21 edited Mar 09 '22

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u/DQScott95 Nov 19 '21

It's mind boggling that you'd even need me to.....

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u/[deleted] Nov 19 '21 edited Mar 09 '22

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u/Helphaer Nov 17 '21

PCMR was originally a sarcastic insult towards the PC community. Some pe people ironically tried to roll with it as a humor parody. But then those people began to take it seriously.

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u/PapaNixon I own too many PCs Nov 16 '21

Halo. Not sure how long I'll stick with it though. It's not bad, it just seems a little barebones.

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u/smexysanta911 Nov 18 '21

It's not bad, it just seems a little barebones.

That's always been my assessment of Halo as a series. For a PC gamer is was never anything special and always felt like a step back from the Arena Shooters of the 90s.

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u/Martianman97 Nov 18 '21

Yea I never understood the appeal. I grew up with Quake and Unreal. Then got my first taste of Halo at a friend's around the same time I just finished Half Life. It felt like a poor version of unreal tournament. Couldn't believe the hype it got

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u/smexysanta911 Nov 18 '21

I think it was just a lot of console gamers' first FPS and probably first online FPS. A lot of those gamers are PC gamers nowadays and the nostalgia is real.

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u/Martianman97 Nov 18 '21

Yeh I did get the impression it was the first FPS console gamers had played since Goldeneye so I guess it was that and nostalgia now like you say

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u/sts816 Nov 18 '21

Gameplay is great IMO but the playlists and maps are lacking for sure. I much prefer BTB to ranked and there's only 3 BTB maps right now.

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u/jppeag Nov 16 '21

Replaying the OG Subnautica but this time modded to hell, with Risk of Rain 2 as a palate cleanser. Gonna give Halo Infinite a try after work.

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u/Sivesh92 Ryzen 5 3600X | GTX 970 | 1080p 144Hz Nov 16 '21

Completely addicted to the Yakuza series. In the last month, I've finished Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami. I liked both of these games, Yakuza 0 is better than Kiwami for me. Currently going through Kiwami 2 and having a lot of fun.

One thing which I wonder, since Yakuza 3-5 are relatively older titles, I am wondering how well they play. They look kinda rough (especially yakuza 3) compared to 0 and 1. I hope the story is good enough for me to push through them.

Side note: Apart from the horrible anti aliasing, Kiwami 2 is one of the best looking games I've played.

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u/Eneswar Nov 16 '21

Currently juggling between forza 5 and deep rock galactic.

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u/753UDKM Nov 17 '21

Halo Infinite and BF 2042. Both are surprisingly good.

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u/Midnight972 Nov 18 '21

Disco Elysium, torchlight 2

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u/nerofan5 Nov 16 '21

Halo infinite

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u/jwbrazier Nov 16 '21

Red Dead Redemption 2

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u/ShlandoMan Nov 16 '21

HALO INFINITE MP BABY

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u/Jaraxo Ryzen 5 3600 | 2070 Super | Acer Nitro 27" 1440p @ 144hz | Nov 16 '21 edited Nov 16 '21

Time for the annual download, play one game and realise the only people who play have been playing it for 20 years and so you get destroyed every game, only to uninstall, of Halo.

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u/HelloThereLowGround Nov 16 '21

Monster Hunter World and SWTOR

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u/rickreckt Shadowban by cowards, post won't show until few hours Nov 16 '21

Finished Halo 2, cool campaign but gameplay isn't that fun

and now starting Halo 3, I feel like the gunplay better here so far

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u/CousinCleetus24 Nov 16 '21

I have a lot of nostalgia for Halo 3's campaign so my opinion is for sure skewed a bit, but I think you'll enjoy it. Some of the missions span large landscapes which is something I've always enjoyed with Halo. Would also recommend turning on the skull that enables more NPC commentary for a few laughs.

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u/Helphaer Nov 17 '21

Halo 2 tried to force dual wielding a lot given that was the new gimmick.

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u/ChillinFallin Nov 16 '21

Lost Ark RU servers (fantastic).

Halo Infinite (it's ok, not enough in it to keep me busy for much longer)

Forza Horizon 5 (really fun when it works, just very buggy).

Death Stranding for that single player relaxing time.

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u/odi_bobenkirk Nov 17 '21

Forza Horizon 5 (really fun when it works, just very buggy).

What's working for me at the moment is a combination of playing offline (Horizon Solo) and setting the process's priority to "real-time" with task manager every time I boot up. Eager for them to fix the PC performance though.

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u/Victor346 Nov 16 '21

Monster Hunter World Iceborn. No plans to go to Rise anytime soon.

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u/Mr_Skeltal_Naxbem https://mr-skeltals-thoughts-deposit.blogspot.com/ Nov 16 '21

I've just finished playing the first Azure Strike Gunvolt and I'm going to start the second one plus the spin-off.

It's very reminiscent of Mega man, both in structure and aesthetic.

Considering the company that made the game worked on the Zero series, it makes sense.

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u/ChampionsLedge Nov 16 '21

Surprisingly still Path of Exile. Been a while since I've been able to actually commit to a league. Although it's more because of the QoL changes than the league itself I'm having a good time and decided to roll a flicker strike character.

Might check out Halo and see if my aging PC can run it decently since I tried one of the flights and couldn't get a playable frame rate on it.

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u/AgreeableStrawberry Nov 16 '21

I’ve never in my life like mmos but I love new world so much, I hope they fix the game

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u/[deleted] Nov 16 '21

I'm over halfway through Demon's Souls, just killed the Dragon God and while it was pretty annoying, I'd say it was still better than bed of chaos. So far I think my verdict is going to be that it's worse than Bloodborne and Dark Souls 1, but definitely much better than Dark Souls 2 and 3

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u/Helphaer Nov 17 '21

Was playing Wasteland 3 co op very slowly when he has time.

Final Fantasy XIV but it's hard without voice or any exciting quests and very few skills so its ad infinitum repetition... I'll try to at least beat a few more areas before I make my verdict. I hate that people claim it gets better several expansions in given that's literally a huge chunk of time to push through. And knowing my luck it'll only be marginal.

Looking into redoing Warcraft 3 classic and frozen throne campaign again. Non reforged of course.

Beyond that.. Nothing really shouts out at me.

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u/plant-feet Nov 18 '21

I’d say Final Fantasy XIV really picks up during the Heavensward expansion and especially during the latest expansion Shadowbringers. While I love the game I can see how a lot of people might not be into the amount of reading you have to do and if it hasn’t really hooked you by the end of Heavensward then it’s probably not the kinda game for you.

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u/xboxhobo 5950x RTX 3090 FTW Ultra 64 GB RAM Ultrawide 240hz Nov 17 '21

Just started shadowrun returns. It's nice. Glad I took it off of my "plan to play it for forever but never do" list.

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u/[deleted] Nov 17 '21

Bravely Default on Citra emulator lol.

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u/Noggled Nov 17 '21

Jumped on the retro shooter bandwagon recently. Played through Dusk and Amid Evil on normal difficulties and now going back through on Evil/Cero Miedo to look for secrets. Before these two, I think the last arena shooter/key hunting type game I played was Descent 2 way back in the late 90s so I was definitely super rusty. Still had a blast. Both great games!

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u/TheTaterMeister Nov 17 '21

Today I started my third playthrough of Chicory: A Colorful Tale. I'm not a very artsy person but this game still managed to grab me in a way that a lot of your typical AAA stuff just doesn't. It doesn't hurt that it has potential for shitposting either, especially in the co-op mode.

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u/away_outt Nov 17 '21

just picked up the game pass after waiting some time on it. . . .

some decent games on there, steams still superior in my opinion. anyways, yeah playing some descenders, forza5, gtaV, alan wakes american nightmare, and yakuza recently.

crab game as well, for streaming. . . .

loll

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u/jvdoles Nov 17 '21

Forza Horizon 5, Slay the Espire, SW Fallen Order. I play the first two when I dont have much time, good for relaxing. FH5 didnt really clicked for me as a lot of people been saying, IMO the progression is really bad. By the first couple of hours I already had more than 15 cars, some of those really good (10s across multiple categories) which I won just by spinning wheel reward or even as gift from microsoft for doing nothing.

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u/Pantango69 Nov 17 '21

After years being on console I bought a good gaming PC and been playing 7 Days to Die like a mad man.

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u/TubeFlop Nov 17 '21

Having a blast with Halo Infinite. Grapple hook melee ftw

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u/Zetrovoadas Nov 18 '21

Just got on the Yakuza series and it's freaking awesome.

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u/[deleted] Nov 18 '21

Days Gone and its awesome

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u/a-mcculley Nov 18 '21

Outriders. Horizon update is so good.

Forza 5 on/off. Great game.

Tried BF2042. Would get a refund if I could.

Tried Halo MP. I've never dug the feel of Halo games... no different with this one.

And of course, Rocket league with my youngest couple times a week.

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u/TheFightingMasons Nov 19 '21

Did the Horizon add a transmog systyem?

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u/a-mcculley Nov 19 '21

Yes. No resources or anything to do.

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u/Svard27 Nov 18 '21

Age of Wonders (1999)

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u/Devobserves Nov 19 '21

Been playing a whole lot of Lost Ark! However I’m moving bases so I sold my PC, and I’m going to hop back on RuneScape for the mean time until I build another computer.