r/pcgaming Jan 04 '22

What Are You Playing Thread - January 04, 2022

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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/TheCloseTalker Jan 04 '22

Age of Empires IV. It's fun!

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u/PeasantFox Jan 04 '22

How is the longevity of the game for you? I’m thinking of picking it up as a main game

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u/TheCloseTalker Jan 05 '22

Longevity might be a problem, but I only play skirmishes vs the computer. The games seem faster than what I remember from older versions. Still, there are lots of different civilizations to try and modes I haven’t tried yet.

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u/INeed_SomeWater Jan 05 '22

Seems waaaay faster but I might just be old. Enjoying CK3 myself.

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u/qishtah Jan 04 '22

Been playing online games for awhile, Warframe - Dead by Daylight, For Honor lately. I will start Portal this weekend, need a change for awhile

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u/--Greenie-- Jan 04 '22

Escape from Tarkov, but the queue’s! 😁

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u/W0O7 Apr 17 '22

is tarkov fun solo? thinking about buying it

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u/SolidFin Apr 21 '22

It definitely is, Im playing only solo...I was trying duos/quads but I enjoy it mostly alone...start can be harder but there is plenty of tutorials online so not a big deal...if you are interested in the game I can recommend you go for it

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u/scrptdcabbage Jan 04 '22 edited Jan 04 '22

I've been playing Rogue Lords and have been pleasantly surprised. It hasn't received a lot of attention and the reviews are generally 'good but not great' so I didn't have high hopes, but the game is just quality all-round.

The art, story, characters and voice acting are all great but most importantly the gameplay and mechanics are fresh in the rougelike genre. Roguelikes were all starting to feel the same to me, but Rogue Lords introduces a lot of fun elements and a decent challenge. It's not easy, after the first couple of chapters, but it's great fun. The only thing I'd like to see is more enemy variety.

The other game I've been playing is Lemnis Gate, which had a rocky start with bugs and matchmaking issues. I grabbed the game in December and haven't had any real issues so far. It's really a unique game and can be picked up on the cheap. Take an FPS and add time-bending 4d chess mechanics and you have Lemnis Gate. It could use more players, but games are 1v1 or 2v2 so you don't need an army. It's hard to explain the full concept, so I'd recommend you give it a look.

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u/PipsqueakLisa Jan 05 '22

I got Shadow of War Complete during the Black Friday Sales for 2,82€ and now I finally installed it.

WHY THE FUCK IS THIS GAME 151GB? I think I never had a bigger Game ever.

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u/astral-dwarf Jan 04 '22

7 Days to Die, with family!

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u/SmellsLikeNostrils Jan 06 '22

Same, with friends on their server.

Can't wait for Darkness Falls to drop for A20.

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u/Severe_Bruxism Jan 04 '22

Been playing Hunt: Showdown, GTFO, Ready or Not, Alien: Fireteam Elite, and of course, Halo: Infinite.

Having a blast playing all of these games with friends over my holiday break.

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u/iFartzz Jan 04 '22

I've been struggling to get into any games recently. Running a 7-8 year old rig, and while I upgraded to a GTX1070 along the way it's still a case of running games on medium settings and still struggling with fps at this point.

Finally ordered a new PC a couple of days ago, so now I'm looking forward to blasting through stuff like CP2077, Deathloop (already bought them both a while back) and then Dying Light 2 when it releases.

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u/InvaliD_s Jan 05 '22

What pc did you get? :)

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u/iFartzz Jan 05 '22

Went with an Intel i7 12700KF, an RTX 3070, a 2TB SSD and 32GB of memory. Got a bit pricey, but it was needed :)

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u/hairyswampmoose Jan 04 '22

Dark souls trilogy. Although I am mostly playing 3rd one for most of the time for achievements (three remaining) then I will move back to Dark Souls remastered for some achievements and fun gimmick runs

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u/Warcraze440 Jan 04 '22

The witcher 3, I never finished the game in past attempts. I am now around 40 hours in and loving this game.

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u/SaltAndPepper Jan 07 '22

same!! it took til my third try and about 25 hours in i got hooked

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u/red_snek Jan 09 '22

you've probably read this many times but both DLC are also absolutely worth playing. I wish I could replay the entire game for the first time again.

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u/Shadi631 Jan 04 '22

RDR2 and HZD and Valhalla

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u/Distinger_ Jan 04 '22

Just got my hands on Nier: Replicant. Can’t wait to get home.

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u/Spinnekk Jan 04 '22

7 Days to Die with the Undead Legacy Mod - good times!

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u/smexysanta911 Jan 05 '22

Does that game have a story or campaign? Or just basically a base building sandbox?

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u/Spinnekk Jan 05 '22

Basically, just a building sandbox with some quests tossed in, no real story.

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u/smexysanta911 Jan 05 '22

Thanks for the info!

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u/ThiccSkull Jan 06 '22

I got it on sale, it looked really cool but had an ungodly amount of stuttering when moving. I couldn't fix it on my end so I refunded it.

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u/datworkaccountdo Jan 05 '22

A lot of Hades. Have not put it down since it came on Game Pass.

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u/Agyugolyo Jan 04 '22

Dark Souls 1-2-3

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u/Incredibiliz Jan 04 '22

Age Of Empires IV

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u/vannhh Jan 04 '22

Got a few games going, but mostly Starsector, Project Zomboid, DeepRock Galactic, 7 Days to Die, Dwarf Fortress, Doki Doki Literature Club, the entire Homeworld series, and my current favourite Battletech.

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u/Buzz_04 Jan 04 '22

I replayed bioshock on my cousin's console and also got platinum trophy

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u/PrinceDizzy Jan 04 '22

Congrats on the plat bro.

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u/gjp23 Jan 04 '22

Alan Wake

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u/Whitechapel_1888 Jan 04 '22

Kantai Collection (life support, my heart stops the moment I stop playing this)
War Thunder (Winter event)
Control
Resident Evil 3

There're some other games that I play whenever I need some variety.

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u/Razor_Clam Jan 04 '22

Everspace 2. Discovering that games with 100% controller support is a super chill way to play.

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u/Ustaznar Jan 04 '22

Just finished up Final Fantasy 7 Remake and now I'm working on the DLC. I've also started Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order and when I'm looking to turn my brain off, I've been playing The Slormancer.

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u/computersarecoolasf i7 8700K | RTX 2070 Jan 04 '22

Playing through the Metro series for the first time. I gotta say, it's a solid FPS. The guns feel satisfying. The enemy design is really good and they actually feel like a threat with the limited ammo. In most games usually, you cut through enemies like butter and be done, but I like the emphasis on strategic and survival approach here. Very excited to see what more it has to offer.

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u/mrcarlton Jan 04 '22

Halo Infinite for most of last week but decided on a whim to get into a more chill game so I started Subnautica: Below Zero, and I have been having a lot of fun.

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u/Hydrargyrum200u Jan 04 '22

Finished Tales of Arise

I am halfway through Tokyo Xanadu eX+

Next up is Scarlet Nexus

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u/SaltAndPepper Jan 07 '22

was tales good? I’m about 10 hours in and….quickly losing interest 😭

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u/Hydrargyrum200u Jan 07 '22

Yes I liked it a lot but it's subjective, the story is cliche anime style and straight forward but I found it to be a good break from other story based games that try too hard with the story and add in twists and shock in the narrative. Sometimes simple is refreshing.

Characters I absolutely adore all of them, and their interactions are fun. They are all fleshed out at least the main characters are.

Game is pretty long and has a lot of content.

The issues I had with the game is that translation from Jap to English isn't that good. It makes certain characters a bit different and might not pick up on a few things.

The second issue with the game is that final third of it, it's rushed, I won't say it's a mess but it gets repetitive both story and gameplay wise. Ending is great though.

Gameplay and combat I loved it, it's smooth and your teammates are actually reliable in a fight. The enemies can be a bit easy when you figure out their movesets.

Graphics, don't care much about this category, I played trails in the sky and I enjoyed that one even though it was 2D. Least important category for me. But I guess the game could use a better draw distance because enemies pop up.

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u/cobrareaper >buying gpu Jan 05 '22

Created the most in-depth roleplay character I've made for Skyrim SE (thanks Skypothesis) after a six month break from the game, downloaded a ton of mods on my new PC, got things situated with LOOT and SSEedit, and survived all the Anniversary Edition patches that broke SKSE...and everything so far has been working properly...

I just know something's going to break the game midway through my playthrough. I got my eye on you, Skyrim.

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u/killercarlos32 Jan 05 '22

Total war napoleon :D ww1 mod tho Wasteland 3 which really scratched my fallout 1 and 2 itch. Post Scriptum w/my lil bro and we are having a blast playing duo as a gunner and a spotter.

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u/justwinbaby92510 Jan 06 '22

I just got my first gaming laptop a couple months ago and I have just been playing assassin's Creed Valhalla. But I decided to catch up on some old classics that I never played. So I got rdr2 with all dlc, dark souls remastered, 2 and 3 with all dlc, sekiro, and the Witcher 3 with all dlc. All for $130 on the steam holiday sale! So the next year or so will be spent playing some masterpieces I missed out on lol

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u/NiceYogurt Jan 06 '22

Check out Metal Gear V as well

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u/[deleted] Jan 06 '22

Stellaris. With less than 100 hours in, I’m still very new and suck, but I feel that I get a little better each time and it’s pretty enjoyable.

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u/SalvageZA Jan 05 '22

Got the Tomb Raider trio for free on Epic, and busy playing through the first one. Really enjoying it. Enjoying the cinematic storytelling, and the scenery and locations. Just suspend your disbelief when you see what Lara puts her body through, smashing and falling and breaking through, to stand up again and go “right, whats next?” Hehe. But having a blast so far.

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u/JustUseMine_ Jan 05 '22

Apex Legends, Forza 5, Hell Let Loose, Fall Guy's, Avengers

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u/Captain_Cockerels Jan 05 '22

Stormworks and Tarkov

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u/[deleted] Jan 04 '22

Halo Infinite and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

If you have played Deus Ex, which one is your favorite and why?

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u/checkmate-9 Jan 04 '22

Absolutely love Inscryption at the moment even though I usually don't play card games. Only in 3-4 hours but the atmosphere is great!

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u/Savapoon Jan 04 '22

Ziggurat 2, fantastic fps roguelike/lite. Absolute hidden gem!

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u/DonnasBackHand 2070 Super i7 9700k Jan 04 '22

Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine. Only 3 hours in and I’m addicted.

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u/jvdoles Jan 04 '22

Monster Sanctuary, someone here recommended. Its incredible, its the only game I played this last week.

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u/LuntiX Jan 04 '22

Dota 2.

I’m trying to get back into MOBAs since they’re a nice way to waste an hour but man am I ever rusty.

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u/Stryker7200 Jan 05 '22

I’ve started watching some matches recently, nice back ground thing to have up while I surf or do small tasks. But it’s been probably 8 yrs since I actually played dota, too scared to start up again

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u/LuntiX Jan 05 '22

Yeah it feels pretty daunting to try and get back into the game at this stage, it’s been so long since I’ve played. Apparently there isn’t really a jungler role anymore?

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u/Ander6690 Jan 04 '22

I just started building my Steam library a few months ago, so I don't have more than about 30 games. Lately, though, I've been playing Satisfactory! This game is full of automation, and I really enjoy it. It's the only game so far that I've been able to play for hours and hours at a time.

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u/lqash Jan 04 '22

Mass effect LE. Doing a few side quests on ME1 before moving on to ME2. Love the world building.

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u/Stryker7200 Jan 04 '22

Rune Factory 4 special. Scratches that progression itch I was needing in my life.

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u/RayzTheRoof Jan 05 '22

FFXIV. Man the login queues are ridiculous, and not just because they are long during peak times, but because a disconnect or restart puts you back at the end of queue. I needed to restart due to an audio bug that caused all audio to be gone. Restarted, which took like 15 seconds, and BAM end of the queue for me.

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u/ziin1234 Jan 05 '22

Shogun 2, it's pretty fun. The AI feels more aggressive compared to previous titles like M2TW even in normal for me.

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u/shellshock321 Jan 05 '22

Due to my low powered Laptop. I've been trying to find more and more low end games.

As of right now, I've been playing.

Darkest Dungeon (Haven't played in 2 days cuz one of my guys just died and I don't really feel like doing this shit again)

Warcraft III - Still PLay this game to this day

Rimworld - I can't really get into this. All I've really done is make my base a bit higher but 1 too many squirrels attacked my men and now they all ded.

Sheltered - I played this one back in 2015 or something. Like when it first came out on early access. Now sheltered 2 came out so the original has finished patching so I'm playing it now.

Minecraft - Trying to start this game actually. But it seems too heavy???? I'm gonna see if there is something I can do to make this game work.

If you guys could tell me any low end games (Especially turn based stuff like Divinity original sin) Do let me know.

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u/RogueShogun Jan 06 '22

Give Rimworld a serious chance. It’s one of the deepest and most rewarding games I’ve ever played. You will always lose but it’s about the journey. It took me a bit to get my head around this. It’s about the weird story and wacky shit that happens. Let go of win or lose just be.

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u/shellshock321 Jan 06 '22

Its just I don't understand I'm supposed to improve myself.

Like all I'm doing is making my house bigger.

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u/RogueShogun Jan 06 '22

Just keep going, upgrading tech etc.. The Storyteller will take care of the rest. Not trying to be vague, just enjoy the ride.

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u/NiceYogurt Jan 06 '22

The Banner Saga is a great turn based tactics game that should have no problem running on your laptop.

Transistor is a cool action/adventure game with a turn based combat system.

Terraria is a 2D mining/crafting/exploration game that is amazing. It's similar to Minecraft but more emphasis on fighting enemies/bosses rather than creative building.

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u/InvaliD_s Jan 05 '22

I've been playing Metro Exodus enhanced edition. Love the new raytracing effects and I think it's just an awesome world te get immersed in.

Other than that Halo: Infinite, Deathloop, Doom Eternal and Forza horizon 5!

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u/alfador01 R5 3600/16GB 3200 DDR4/RTX 3070 Ti Jan 05 '22

Playing a decent mix lately. Dragon Age Inquisition is my main at present. I haven't revisited it in years and did not touch the DLC yet, so it still feels kinda fresh for me. Then there's my guilty pleasure, Samurai Warriors 5, which is a breath of fresh air for the series and I like the focus on a specific couple characters similar to how Spirit of Sanada did with the titular clan, but I do miss a few characters (Maeda Keiji and Sanada Masayuki 😭). On the multiplayer side, I am playing GTFO, but we don't have a 4th human to play with yet and the difficulty spike is absurd each level (we couldn't finish level B2 last night after hours of attempts, due in part to the shitty bot we played with - fuck you, Bishop). I have another friend I've been playing Remnant From the Ashes with on occasion, too, which is more fun than I imagined ot would be. Touched the beginning of Halo Infinite and it's alright so far, but I didn't get to the Halo yet. I also play FFV (GBA version) when I'm at my partner's house on my meh laptop. I love having the class restrictions.

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u/Lennito Jan 05 '22

Guys, do i buy Astria Ascending or Octopath Traveler? Buying what the first comment tell me to be honest, just want somebody to choose

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u/GamerJohny Jan 05 '22

Been stuck with Forza 5 last two months :)

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u/runwilburrun Jan 05 '22

I'm about 10 hours into Tales of Arise. Enjoying it so far.

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u/natad2nd Jan 05 '22

Dota 2, AC: Valhalla & PUBG

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u/Ganjahh Jan 05 '22

Civ 6. Total war 3 kingdoms

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u/joker2000 Jan 05 '22

Dead cells.. can't stop playing.

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u/thomasun888 Jan 06 '22

Currently I play Psychonauts. Love the combination of Psychology and game design

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u/BicaMN Jan 06 '22

I played Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (with some mods) and the game is really good. I played in the PS2, but never finished, until yesterday. The cinematics is not good because is a game from 2000's era, but the history is nice. The combat becomes repetitive in the later stages of the game, but the parkour and puzzles are really really good, and more interactive than any news games from Assassin's Creed. I'm more excited now for the remake! :D

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u/NebNegreb Jan 06 '22

Just finished Half Life: Opposing Force. Currently playing through The Pirate's Fate (was GTA IV before reinstalling windows onto my new SSD, save got lost :/).

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u/ShiberKivan Jan 06 '22

I got back into Chivalry 2 recently, I sat down to work on fixing my weaknesses, like poor initiative awareness, and I can finally hold my own better in duels. I struggled a lot at this, but the idea of being able to trade blows effectively, have that song of steel going on is very appealing to me.

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u/DoubleSpoiler Jan 06 '22

Help, I can't leave Eorzea.

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u/S3nchiha Jan 06 '22

Been enjoying Hunt: Showdown casually for a while now. I play primarily in Europe. If anyone interested in Duo'ing up, drop me a message.

No backseat and/or salty gamers please. I play to have fun

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u/ToastOfGelemenelo Jan 06 '22

I tried playing Subnautica - I got in the groove initially, then I realized I had been doing my base setup kind of stupid.

Then I realized I would have to shuffle 5-6 inventory-loads of materials elsewhere to start over.

I kind of lost interest as it quickly turned into "now you gotta work to keep playing" and started playing Disco Elysium instead.

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u/Adamarshall7 Jan 06 '22

Used my epic coupon (expires tomorrow!) to get £10 off Kena: Bridge of Spirits. Been wanting to check it out for a while now. Also got a cosmic red dualsense controller, big fan of the ps5 controller. Hopefully more and more games get the haptics/trigger features.

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u/_ObsidianOne_ Jan 06 '22

Praey.for.the.Gods atm

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u/Fessywessy1 Jan 07 '22

I just beat sekiro finally after putting it down for like 2 years halfway through. What an incredible game. I spent the first half of the game not liking it as much as dark souls but by the end I grew to like it as much if not more. The mechanics become so complex and fun to mess around with. The sense of progression was so satisfying too. I started NG+ just to mess around and I ran through the first 3-4 minibosses and just obliterated them now that I know how to actually parry and dodge, etc. Makes me realize how much I sucked at using the combat system in the beginning. Would recommend anyone who never finished to try again

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u/UnlikelyHorror8787 I9 9900K | MSI Gaming X Trio 3070 | 32GB 3600 RAM Jan 07 '22

Just bought a PS5 and currently playing Ghost of Tsushima and then The Last of Us 2. I'll wait and play God of War on the PC.

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u/AUTONOT_ Jan 07 '22

Cuphead.

Just bought it recently after eyeing it for a long time, I love it so much (even though it makes me want to break something)

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u/--Greenie-- Apr 17 '22

Hated it, gun play for me was weird. The whole thing just didn't motivate me, dunno why

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u/Total_Parfait3711 Jan 05 '22

Fortnite (it’s the only fun game right now)

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u/[deleted] Jan 04 '22

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u/Ramen_Master Jan 04 '22

how is it? Edgelord Studios isn't what they used to be, imo.

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u/OkeyDoke47 Jan 05 '22

I'm playing BF2042, and I'm (gasp!) enjoying it.