r/pcgaming Dec 07 '21

What Are You Playing Thread - December 07, 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/Manzan79 Dec 07 '21

Grinding Halo Infinite ranked games. I suck

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u/N1sso Dec 08 '21

man I'm having so much fun with ranked in this game

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u/sd6_ Dec 07 '21

Halo Infinite - obviously the game gets a lot of flak for the monetization shit and how incomplete it is, but the gunplay is very fun, and all I want is a good TDM FPS that I can play while I listen to music and podcasts, and this is fitting the bill so far. Hopefully they add more maps in the near future.

Age of Empires IV - this one is pretty fun, definitely bringing back some good memories of AoE2. I love the graphics, everything looks cool and the animations are incredibly smooth. The campaign videos that have footage of castles in the modern day are a little weird when they include cars and powerlines and stuff, as it kinda messes with the theme and immersion of the game, but I'm having a good time with this one.

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u/tugfaxd55 Dec 07 '21

Well, I was playing some indie gems, but I decided to give GotG a chance since I like Eidos and I promised my self to get the game if it got a discount in Black Friday. Man, this game is really good. Is probably the best thing I have played this year and the story was big enough to be part of the MCU. Also, the dialogues are really fun and best part is now when to be fun. This game is really nice.

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u/cdanyo Dec 07 '21

Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker Expansion just dropped. Honestly even as an MMO it has one of the best stories in any FF game.

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u/ecfreeman 12900K | RTX 3070ti | 32GB DDR5 | Win 11 Dec 07 '21

It's been so long since I last played FFXIV. I only really played the base game and didn't play any of the expacs. Tempting to hop back in but just create a new character and start over to go through the base game again before launching into the rest of the expansions

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u/RobotPizzaMaker Dec 07 '21

Total Warhammer 2 with lots of mods, mostly. I'm trying to play State of Decay 2 on nightmare, it's unforgiving but intense in a fun way. Looking forward to Warhammer 3 and eventually SoD 3

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u/Richo32 Dec 07 '21

I'm praying to the dark gods they bring out a chaos dwarves dlc for twwh3

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u/lemonbells Dec 07 '21

started Horizon Zero Dawn the other day for the first time and i am loving it!

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u/_ObsidianOne_ Dec 07 '21

Tails of Iron - It is pretty good game i liked it.

Narita Boy - I was interested it when i started but game design , specially the map is awful.I'm bored to death that so i will quit it most likely.

Aeon Must Die - It is interesting i think did not play much yet.

And after all of this i plan to start Sword and Fairy 7 , it is good i hope.

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u/tinytalldude Dec 09 '21

Tails of iron looks soo cool. Love the art style😁❤️

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u/RexSTi72 Dec 09 '21

Loop Hero and Nioh 2. Loop Hero is a fun casual game. Nioh 2 is just awesome to scratch that Dark Souls meets Diablo loot combination.

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u/BlandJars Dec 07 '21

Heavy Weapon a 360 era game that uses the mouse to both move AND aim wtf. the 360 version used twin sticks witch is better. Glad I only paid 99c for it thanks Steam sale.

Mostly I have been playing Mario All stars but this is pc gaming so that just the pc game I have been playing most recently.

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u/Dylan_The_Great Dec 08 '21

holy shit I remember playing heavy weapon on my parents old dell windows xp pc.

I think I had realarcade or something, so much good shit.

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u/-mishmosh- Dec 07 '21

Holy shit my friends and I played so much Heavy Weapon on ps3 back in the day. Gotta love that mega lazer lmao. Wack about the pc controls though

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u/BlandJars Dec 08 '21

It is fun to use the PC controls but having the option for the better dual stick controller would be nice.

Sometimes using a different controller or control scheme is fun even if it's worse.

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u/AffectionateRing6263 Dec 07 '21

Icarus. Ive been seeing a lot of comments about people having issues with it, but I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

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u/Discepless Dec 09 '21

How good is it for solo?

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u/AffectionateRing6263 Dec 09 '21

I mostly play solo and enjoy it a lot. Survival mode can be a bit unforgiving if you're playing solo though, because you don't have anyone to revive you and when you die it resets you back to the beginning of whatever level you are on. So, for example, you can be 5 xp away from levelling up and wolves come out of nowhere and attack you and you suddenly lost whatever progress you made toward your next level. If you're cautious then you can avoid this happening most of the time, but it'll definitely happen every once and a while.

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u/DOC2480 Ryzen 7 3700X | 2070 Super | 32GB @ 3000MHz | 1440p @ 170hz Dec 07 '21

FH5, BF2042, FS22, and Icarus is what I am currently cycling through.

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u/wingback18 Dec 08 '21

I'm finishing bioshock 1-3 +dlc and I'm so happy

P. S bioshock remastered is a buggy mess and i have a 6800xt with a 5800x, the game crash on me if i looked at the map more than 4 times or if i saved more than 3 times 😂

What is that!!!!

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u/MrTeamKill Dec 09 '21 edited Dec 09 '21

I just bought a high end PC and most of the games I am playing dont need so much power lol.

I played Wasteland 2 a few years ago and had lots of fun. Got Wasteland 3 at the Steam sales and it is as good as 2. I love the dark humour and all the different ways you can follow the story.

Just finished playing Far Cry 6. I played 4 5 and 6 on a row (only AAAs I have played since I bought the PC)

All great games all of them, the best out of those three is FC5 in my opinion. Could not tell why, but it is the one I enjoyed the most.

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u/Schpaedzles Dec 07 '21

2nd Metro Exodus playthrough, this time with DLSS and Raytracing. One of the best singleplayer games I've ever played for sure. Hope the DLC is good!

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u/GrumpyOldFart74 Dec 07 '21

Still playing Death Stranding.

The story and setting are brilliant, but after about 40 hours I’m starting to get pretty bored of the gameplay tbh. Especially snow.

Looking forward to getting it finished now, so I can move on. Definitely few “standard orders” happening now!

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u/lemonbells Dec 07 '21

i love that game, i recommend it to everyone. i agree the cut scenes and stuff drag it out a little but for sure stick it out it’s so worth it!

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u/GrumpyOldFart74 Dec 07 '21

I love the cut scenes and stuff - it’s all the “take 130kg of supplies from mountain knot to the weather station and back again” and spending hours walking through snow I’m bored of! I was trying to do all the missions but after the WW2 bit I’m cutting back to mainly just main missions unless I’m going the same way anyway

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u/MrFluffykins Dec 08 '21

Do you have ziplines unlocked? A network of those throughout the mountains is essential.

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u/GrumpyOldFart74 Dec 08 '21

I do - and that’s what I’ve been working on. I’ve had to put them all there myself, which has been a lot of walking.

I also hadn’t found the first prepper until last night so I have big blackspot, as he still hasn’t agreed to join the network (and I wasted a lot of time taking a package from him northwards and trying to build my network out before hitting the huge cliffs down that basically blocked my zipljnes)

I’ll get there.

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u/lemonbells Dec 07 '21

yeah, the WW2 part i didn’t really enjoy and found it at little hard to complete

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u/GrumpyOldFart74 Dec 14 '21

Well, I’ve finished it. At least I think I have.

I defeated the final BT about 10pm and have been watching cutscenes for the last 3 hours… I’m now listening to Chvrches while end credits run and run (for the third time) and I have work in less than 6 hours.

I enjoyed the ending, but this is ridiculous!

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u/jppeag Dec 07 '21

Hopping between stardew valley and the old but gold titan quest since a friend gifted me the eternal embers dlc.

I still remember playing titan quest when I was still in high school, back when games werent the money grabbing abominations they are now, good times.

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u/Dreaming_Dreams Dec 07 '21

Playing dead estate and it’s a lot of fun, reminds me of gungeon and binding of Isaac.

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u/KickBassColonyDrop Dec 07 '21

Fight in Tight Spaces is really good! So is Severed Steel.

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u/SciolistOW Dec 07 '21

What should I play next?

This year, I played a couple of Path of Exile seasons (to 36 & 40, if that means anything to anyone). A fair amount of Rimworld. Some Mechwarrior 5. Some Factorio. Some Old World and some Humankind. I like complicated, I like games where a spreadsheet helps.

What else am I likely to enjoy?

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u/Bear_Trousers Dec 08 '21

Anno 1800 and Crusader Kings 3 if you like complicated. Paradox games (Stellaris, Europa Universalis IV) worth a look too.

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u/SciolistOW Dec 08 '21 edited Dec 08 '21

Thanks. I found the first too simple, but haven't actually played CK3 yet, despite a thousand hours of EU4.

Is Stellaris particularly different with all the new content? I played it a lot when it came out.

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u/Bear_Trousers Dec 08 '21

There's definitely been a shitload of DLC for Stellaris, can't say I've played all of it. I doubt any of them have transformed it into a totally new game, but it might be worth looking at Paradox games generally if you're after complex gameplay.

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u/MrTeamKill Dec 09 '21

I think Anno 1400 is free on Ubi right now.

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u/mnefstead Dec 09 '21

If you liked Factorio, I recommend Satisfactory!

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u/PoL0 Dec 09 '21

If you're in the arpg mood give Last Epoch a look.

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u/TuesdayRiot42 Dec 13 '21

If you like complicated check out Oxygen not included, so many systems to manage that work together and break.

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u/veotrade Dec 10 '21

Could you give us a short tldr? What does Season of Mastery bring fresh to the TBC experience? I played Classic vanilla back in 2019. Was great fun. But realized I didn't have the 4-6 hours a day needed to really commit to hardcore raiding anymore.

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u/Martianman97 Dec 09 '21

Football manager and Half Life Alyx. Might give Wartales a go soon too

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u/thewezel1995 Dec 09 '21

A few years ago I tried playing “Prey” and I really did not like it. The last few months I got really into sci-fi and Cuperpunk (the genre) and started playing both System Shocks. Something clicked and I decided to give Prey a go once more and goddamn…. One an awesome experience. Usually I’m more of a crpg kinda guy but this genre is amazing as well.

Started reading more sci-fi too. I’m changing…

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u/Savagely_Rekt Dec 07 '21

World of Warships. God how I wish I could quit you.

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u/lmaotank Dec 08 '21

Condolences -- I spent over $1k on that fucking bullshit game before quitting about a year ago before the current shithousery began. Thank fucking god.

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u/Exhaledoom Dec 07 '21

World of Warcraft and Assassins creed odyssey have been my two I’ve been bouncing between. Thought about picking up Solar Ash

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u/clarkysan Dec 08 '21

Retail, classic, or classic tbc?

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u/Exhaledoom Dec 08 '21

I play retail

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u/a-mcculley Dec 07 '21

Leveled up a new character on Outriders after the New Horizon update.

Forza time to time is always fun.

And Rocket League with the kiddos of course.

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u/iiTryhard Dec 07 '21

How is the update? I got pretty bored after a while

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u/a-mcculley Dec 08 '21

Its good. Definitely easier / less grindy to get Legendaries. I think all the Expeditions are worth playing once to unlock everything, wrap up story endings on a few characters, etc. But yea... I just don't see where this goes without a stronger multiplayer / co-op component.

They also still need to tweak some of the build options and make more things viable.

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u/Unomas1745 Dec 07 '21

Max Payne 3 multiplayer

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u/Pizanch Dec 09 '21

Woah that’s still populated? I haven’t played that in years but remember it being really fun

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u/hazychestnutz Dec 07 '21

Terminator Resistance, not a perfect game, but after hearing it's an official licensed game and it's a canon story, I had to try. Really surprised with it, feels like playing Fallout and the story is great.

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u/smexysanta911 Dec 07 '21

Chorus

The best space game I've played since Freelancer. Mainly due to the dogfighting gameplay. It's quite arcadey, fast and twitchy and you get some great abilities and movement mechanics. Reminds me of the old Starfox games in a way. The story is pretty out there and not really for me. Kinda reminds me of Star Wars (supernatural space wizards). But the voice acting and visuals are top notch. Definitely recommend for anyone who likes Space combat games but isn't into the serious stuff like Eve, Elite and SC. However, if you're into aspects like inventory and trading then look elsewhere. This is mainly a linear action-packed story and it excels at that.

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u/LordxMugen Happy 20th Xbox!! Dec 08 '21

Deep Rock Galactic. I love it and hate it. I love that its the kind of Co Op PVE game thats 3D, has a class system where you work together, and the difficulty curve feels high enough that teamwork is stressed but low enough where team strategy feels flexible.

I HATE IT because theres so few games in this genre that feel as high quality and fun as this. Theres like Payday 2 and then nothing. I didnt like vermintide because it felt as 1 dimensional as Left4Dead 1 and 2 do (thats the problem generally with horde style shooters). Maybe if it had more objectives or just didnt feel like a Old World Warhammer reskin of L4D i mightve liked it.

What i REALLY WANT is a multiplayer OoT style game. Doing dungeon runs and puzzles with friends while fending off badguys and giant bosses sounds like the best time ever of you ask me. I wish someone would make something like that.

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u/Diabetophobic Dec 08 '21

Not sure about the puzzle thing, but Risk of Rain 2 may be worth checking out, it's basically dungeon runs with bosses and has co-op.

It also has a fun upgrade system, which keeps things feeling fresh.

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u/Nightshifter32 Dec 08 '21

Elite dangerous/ finishing dishonored 2 now that the semester is over

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u/cookiemikester Dec 08 '21

Pathfinder Wrath of the Righteous, for about 8 hours today.

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u/Longshot87 Dec 08 '21

About to finish the main story in The Witcher 3, about 100 hours in so far. Can’t wait to play the expansions as well eventually. Gonna be hard with our new borns, though lol.

Have been playing Halo Infinite with some mates, but we’re kind of sick of it already. No Slayer playlist, limited options in custom games, and the monetisation and progression system is predatory. Will be reinstalling CSGO for my fps fix this week.

I’m also slowly getting through the first STALKER game, having a blast so far. Very excited for the sequel.

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u/ImBucovina 23d ago

The expansions are just amazing. Did you finish them too since the comment?

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u/Comfortable-Mix2551 Dec 08 '21

The Riftbreaker with some Call of Duty Vanguard in between.

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u/NHBorn71 Dec 08 '21

I have founf myself as of late plaping Radi: Shadow Legends. Its a great time waster. My wife plaayes sommers war for the same reason, and they are basically the same game with different graphics. I am not really into playing games where the graphics are cartoonie.

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u/FVD3D Dec 09 '21

Playing through The Ascent. Games pretty fun so far and visually it's fantastic.

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u/PoL0 Dec 09 '21

A couple Apex games, then some Hunt Showdown or Deep Rock Galactic depending on the mood.

Add some Path of Exile to the mix. I'll probably stop until next league tho, I had my fix already.

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u/The91stGreekToe 10700k / 3090 FE / CX48 OLED Dec 09 '21

I beat the Halo Infinite campaign yesterday. About 9 hours on normal. AMA.

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u/GreenScholars Dec 09 '21

I assume it's worthwhile playing?

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u/The91stGreekToe 10700k / 3090 FE / CX48 OLED Dec 09 '21

Yes, gameplay is great, I had no technical issues (your mileage may vary depending on specs). Imagine if The Silent Cartographer mission (Combat Evolved) spanned an entire game. Everything about how this game “feels” is a love letter to fans of the original Halo.

Negatives - playing solo feels lonely, this game is designed for co-op. I would recommend playing on Game Pass and hold off on purchasing in full until co-op is released (obviously this is not applicable if you’re a year round Game Pass subscriber like me).

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u/GreenScholars Dec 09 '21

That's a very helpful review. I'm pretty disappointed its going to take til May to play co-op, but sounds like going solo is worth a shot. Thanks!

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u/The91stGreekToe 10700k / 3090 FE / CX48 OLED Dec 09 '21

Glad to help, man. Glass half full perspective - it’s easier to pay attention to the story when playing solo. At least for me, I tend to lose focus on the story when playing any game co-op.

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u/veotrade Dec 10 '21

Do you come across the skin unlocks when doing basic stuff or do you need to go out of your way to acquire them?

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u/The91stGreekToe 10700k / 3090 FE / CX48 OLED Dec 10 '21

They’re close enough where it’s not too much of a hassle to go get them. When you unlock a FOB they show up on your map. I’m sure there are some hidden away off the map but I’m not sure. The map isn’t terribly massive so it’s not that bad to go hunting for stuff.

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u/snwmn91 Dec 10 '21

Doom eternal.

I just became a dad again and its the easiest thing for me to pick up and play. I cant get over how much fun it is to do extra life runs of the main campaign or the dlc. The new horde mode is just the cherry on top

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u/veotrade Dec 10 '21

If you enjoy horde mode in Doom, you may have been a big fan of Killing Floor in its heyday. Sadly I don't think anyone plays anymore.

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u/Trilliam_H_Macy Dec 10 '21

Been punching my way through some backlog. Did Homefront: The Revolution and Red Faction Guerilla Remastered, now on to The Technomancer. Probably play one of the many 2D platformers I've been meaning to play next (Blasphemous or Iconoclasts maybe)