r/pcgaming Jan 11 '22

What Are You Playing Thread - January 11, 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/xx_Shady_xx Jan 11 '22

Attempting to play Escape From Tarkov. Basically just spawning being scared and then getting shot out of nowhere rinse repeat haha.

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u/GapingAmerica Jan 11 '22

Get used to it. Your first wipe will be rough, scavs are a good way to learn the maps without the fear of losing your shit.

Should be the best wipe yet though since you can’t buy high end armor and ammo off the flea.

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u/Lobanium Jan 12 '22

Exactly why I've never tried this game. Hunt is the same way.

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u/JC-Sharma Jan 12 '22

Is it available on Steam?

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u/roy_piza Jan 11 '22

Finished Death Stranding, what a ride. Great game, recommend it for sure.

Now I'm starting RDR2. Looks interesting so far, I'm still getting used to it though.

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u/Dharquil Jan 11 '22

After first chapter RDR2 become more better. Keep playing.

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u/doodwhersmycar Jan 11 '22

Soon as you get off the mountain the game opens all the way up

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u/[deleted] Jan 12 '22

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u/SPBF_Prazon Jan 12 '22

Was your game broken or something? I've played since launch and it's never been like this.

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u/richey_kay Jan 11 '22

I also loved Death Stranding, and I also was about to buy RDR2, but got cold feet in the end because it seemed too faffy. Bought TBOI instead. No regrets.

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u/SmilesNVibez Jan 11 '22

Just finished rdr2 last week, before buying it I had cold feet. I have done nothing but slap myself daily while playing it for not buying it sooner. The best game ever made

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u/OnlySaltwater Jan 13 '22

Yep I’m also playing it for the first time. I’m about 20 hours deep and I’m loving it way more than I thought I would. So immersive and a story that’s actually worth paying attention to. Each play session something new seems to impress me.

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u/SmilesNVibez Jan 13 '22

Exactly this, think it’s the only game I’ve never skipped any cutscene or conversation… and the length of the story is impressive, every time you think it’s a wrap, it keeps going and blowing your mind

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u/richey_kay Jan 11 '22

Huh, good to hear I guess. I will pick it up eventually for sure.

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u/SmilesNVibez Jan 11 '22

The less you know about it the better

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u/Anonymous_Snow Jan 13 '22

Tboi?

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u/richey_kay Jan 13 '22

The Binding of Isaac

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u/nerofan5 Jan 11 '22

So much fun

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u/craig_hoxton Jan 12 '22

So many feels.

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u/Tsuku Jan 13 '22

I had to play a couple of chapters, but Im glad I did it's an amazing game once it sucks you in.

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u/roy_piza Jan 13 '22

I see. I have to admit I don't really like Rockstar's way of designing games but it's looking promising.

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u/Casanovaeng Jan 11 '22

Playing metro exodus first time. Pretty cool

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u/Limenoodle_ Jan 11 '22

This is somewhere in my backlog. Really looking forward to it, currently playing Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

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u/BilluhHanks Jan 11 '22

that game is awesome, hopefully elden ring lives up to the hype

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u/Limenoodle_ Jan 11 '22

I'm enjoying it so far, never played a game like this before.

Wheter or not Elden Ring lives up to the hype, it'll be a long time until I'll get to play it. Already have a long list of games to play.

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u/Himey_Himron Jan 13 '22

I think I lost a couple hundred hours to Sekiro. Great game!

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u/Limenoodle_ Jan 13 '22

So far it's great.

Very different from other thing's I've played.

(I like how autocorrect changed 'different' to 'difficult', haha)

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u/chronicintel Jan 12 '22

The only shooter in recent memory that reminded me of Half Life 2. Excellent story, immersive atmosphere, varied gameplay and environments, and it has characters that you actually care about.

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u/Connect_Tadpole2277 Jan 12 '22

Have you played Prey or Deus Ex? They both gave me that same feeling. I’m really enjoying prey right now, I’m just about to start the dlc.

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u/andrevv_ Jan 12 '22

Which deus ex do you mean? Agree on Prey but haven't played any Deus Ex but the first way back when so you got me curious

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u/Connect_Tadpole2277 Jan 13 '22

Think I started with something mankind. One of the later ones. Still super rad.

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u/HustleCrowe100 Jan 12 '22

Amazing game - one of my proudest gaming achievements that I beat it despite it scaring the bejeezus out of me...

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u/doodwhersmycar Jan 11 '22

Halfway through Gaurdians of the Galaxy - first time ever playing at 4k. Been awesone so far

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u/hairylobster531 Jan 11 '22

Just started Wildermyth, and love it!

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u/GrumpyOligarch Jan 11 '22

Hunt:Showdown.

Never played a game that hits like this, it’s so tense but so rewarding when you get it right.

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u/RogueShogun Jan 11 '22

Same. I’m playing that and Project Zomboid with a side of Super People.

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u/SmilesNVibez Jan 11 '22

How is project zomboid? Seems it’s an old game but getting a lot of attention recently

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u/RogueShogun Jan 11 '22

It’s amazing. Like Dayz in a good way. Multiplayer is a blast. Much deeper than it seems/I thought it’d be.

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u/AFriskyGamer Jan 11 '22

Deep Rock Galactic has it's claws hooked in me.

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u/wishful_cynic Jan 13 '22

Rock and Stone in the heart!

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u/AFriskyGamer Jan 13 '22

Rock and Stone, to the bone!

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u/Roistoke Jan 11 '22

Morrowind

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u/mm7878834 Jan 11 '22

Ori and The Blind Forest

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u/Tiktoor Jan 13 '22

It’s a good game

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u/millermix456 Jan 11 '22

Started Tomb Raider from the Christmas giveaway. Never bothered to try it, it’s a nice story so far and easy to get into.

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u/evilturnip RYZEN 9 5950x | EVGA FTW3 Ultra Gaming 3090 | 64GB DDR4 Jan 11 '22

Finishing up atlantis DLC for AC odyssey. I have to say this game was an unexpected hit for me. 80 hours in and still enjoying it.

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u/Impys Jan 11 '22

Dosgameclub's November game: Transport Tycoon Deluxe. To be more correct, OpenTTD.

As a business sim it has serious shortcomings, but it remains an excellent digital electric train set. One moment you start with some bus services, the next you discover that you spent the night on constructing an elaborate train network.

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u/scotty_beams Jan 12 '22

OpenTTD

Lots of great mods and updates for this one. It's too bad though that there aren't any attempts to recreate the game with the looks of the first rollercoaster tycoon. And time flies by too fast.

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u/craig_hoxton Jan 12 '22

Am 2/3 of the way through Control. Love the art style and the Jedi-style powers that Jessie has (Remedy really should work on a Star Wars game) plus the in-game world-building is excellent (you piece together the backstory from items you pick up). Game even features a Finnish guy saying "Perkelle!".

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u/iamthecode Jan 12 '22

I'm having a complete blast with Control! Three main missions to go (and two side-missions waiting until I'm ready to come back and retry their bosses).

Also just started Disco Elysium and I think I will love it too :)

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u/NotMundane Jan 12 '22

First playthrough of Red Dead Redemption 2.

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u/Flanelman Jan 12 '22

Apex Legends, because I'm still dead inside.

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u/davarice Jan 11 '22

Scheduled to get my first pc by FEB 17th, as a lifelong console player, the first thing I'm getting is ARK and Valheim. I'm excited.

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u/arkebuse Jan 11 '22

Envious, sold mine to my friend couple of years ago, i’m just on a mac air since then. What kind of system did you get? Pre build or? Gpu’s are so hard to come by.

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u/davarice Jan 11 '22

Yeah I went with prebuilt since I've never had the privilege of doing pc until now. I'm pretty sure that's why it's taking so long, as I ordered it in late November and they said the earliest was Feb 17 or 18.

The rig is

21C1 Cycle AV

•NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 SUPER™ (4 GB GDDR6 dedicated)

•512 SSD storage

•1 TB HDD storage

•HP black wired keyboard with volume control and wired optical mouse kit

•BU RCTO PAV GAM UMA H570 TG01 US

•McAfee Livesafe (30 day)

•8 GB DDR4-2933 SDRAM (2 x 4 GB)

•Realtek 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (1x1) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 4.2 combo-MIMO supported

•No Additional Office Software

•Shadow Black Plastic, Dark Chrome Logo with 350 W Gold efficiency power supply

•Windows 11 Home 64 Adv

•OSLOC US

•Intel® Core™ i5 11400 (2.6 GHz up to 4.4 GHz, 12 MB L3 cache, 6 cores)

•FLAG EPEAT

•FLAG ENERGY STAR Qualified

•DIB Omen Command Center Flyer US

•XBOX Game Pass DA ULT 1M

•WARR 1/1/0 US

•CKIT HP CTO PAV 21C1 US

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u/FerretAres Jan 11 '22

Just built my first PC last week. Valheim is a blast. Better with friends though.

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u/davarice Jan 11 '22

I'll have to make some friends as I start my pc gaming journey

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u/Fragrant_Wedding_452 Jan 12 '22

can u just pay once to use on 2 pcs at same time?

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u/FerretAres Jan 12 '22

I don’t think so. Steam does a family sharing thing but you can’t play the same game at the same time.

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u/Rayearl Jan 11 '22

I just got my first PC (Laptop) too and I'm really excited for Ark. I'm on the fence about Valheim but might check it out since it's only 20$.

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u/davarice Jan 11 '22

Valheim to me is the perfect game for me, survival and nordic in style. And the repairs don't cost anything in game!

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u/IWASRUNNING91 Jan 11 '22

I sunk so much to into Ark when it first came out and they have only added more and more since. It's a great game! If the grind is too much you can always find like 10x or 100x servers

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u/Rayearl Jan 11 '22

Really excited for it. I haven't watched that much and didn't try it yet because I want to go in as fresh as possible

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u/IWASRUNNING91 Jan 11 '22

It's very rewarding starting from zero, figuring shit out, and then eventually getting a massive place running.

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u/Rayearl Jan 11 '22

Any thoughts on the best founders pack to get? Or just go with the F2P version?

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u/IWASRUNNING91 Jan 11 '22

I played it when it first came out and haven't touched it since, I'm pretty unaware of what would be best sorry!

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u/Grove-Knight Jan 14 '22

Valheim is a great game. Better with friends, but nothing to scoff at solo.

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u/Rayearl Jan 14 '22

Ended up grabbing it today. I’m kind of sucked back into guild wars 2 though haha.

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u/Grove-Knight Jan 14 '22

No harm in having a backlog!

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u/cloudsheep0 RTX 3070 TI | Ryzen 7 5700G Jan 11 '22 edited Jan 11 '22

I'm playing Mass Effect trilogy for the 2nd time (legendary edition) honestly it's been so long I feel like I'm blowing through the game haha. I remember when I first played it mass effect 1 felt a lot longer but I'm enjoying it a lot. Squad currently is Liara, Garrus and Shepard going for half paragon/half renegade run.

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u/portugee Jan 13 '22

I also felt that ME1 was a lot shorter than I originally remembered. The second and third games are much longer playtimes so I think it's easy to think the first game was of similar length.

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u/Blacksad999 3080FTW, 5800X, 32GB RAM, AW3423DW, 2TB NVME Jan 11 '22

Just downloaded the Mass Effect Trilogy, so I'm going to give that a try while I kill time waiting for God of War to release next week. Other than that, just been playing Metroid Dread on Yuzu. Kind of a slow month or so for releases, but February will be insane.

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u/roy_piza Jan 11 '22

You're in for a journey

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u/Blacksad999 3080FTW, 5800X, 32GB RAM, AW3423DW, 2TB NVME Jan 11 '22

I've not ever played them, oddly enough. lol I play a ton of games, but just never got around to those. Should be cool!

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u/Cockblockuly Jan 11 '22

Without spoiling too much, when you get to me2, fully upgrade your ship before the final mission

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u/sashakee 10600k - RTX3070 Jan 11 '22

you forgot the, hint hint cough cough, part

games not even released on pc, already got you telling us what to do, thumbsup

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u/Cockblockuly Jan 11 '22

What do you mean it's not released on pc?

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u/iml3g3nd Jan 11 '22

Dark souls remastered

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u/Renegade_Meister RTX 3080, 5600X Jan 11 '22

Superliminal: The most important puzzle game I have played for PC. It's not the GOAT puzzler, nor important to the gaming industry, but its ending is what makes it important in terms of meaning. The game centers on force perspectives and illusions in a dream state. Took me 2 hours to beat, and well worth it, even if I would have paid sale price for it.

Dicey Dungeons: Trying to beat more episodes for my favorite dice based game, I have finally unlocked the last character, which is neat in concept but challenging. The later episodes for each character are getting much tougher, and the last 3 epsiodes for each appear to be the same for all characters. Episode 5 is more unique at least to mix things up for people who might be getting tired of the same abilities for a character.

Flockers: Modern Lemmings but with sheep and gore regardless of blood settings. Had to disable DPI scaling for the app's compatability settings for proper display. Tutorial type levels & a few more I got to were interesting.

Little Big Workshop: Cute home goods hardware production simulator of sorts which I really appreciate doesn't have micromanagement, but thats becoming somewhat of a double edged sword absent any in game explanations. Some examples: I had 2 workers stuck on break for like 2 days even though there was work to be done. There were two crafting tables that I disassembled (into boxes), and despite having a general storage area for them nobody would move them - Perhaps such boxes can't be moved to shelves?

Overpass: A pain in the ass? At first glance seems like a decent looking offroad driving sim, and I respect it not making stuff super easy. But at least for me there's a fine line between being able to easily conquer any terrain and the terrain being frustratingly tough. The different selectable difficulties except the hardest do not explain what the difference between them is. So I don't know how much of the challenge comes from the difficulty versus the inherent nature of the game.

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u/ArcticSin Jan 11 '22

I just beat Ys Ix. It was the first game I played through proton start to finish and I had a blast

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u/tranquilbreezes Jan 13 '22

You should check out tales of arise if you enjoy that type of game

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u/ArcticSin Jan 13 '22

I like the tales of games a lot , haven't gotten around to arise yet. I hope Bandai Namco puts the older games on PC because I really want to play xillia

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u/Hebephryo i9-11900k 5.3 ghz| RTX 3080 | 32 GB DDR4 Jan 12 '22

Nioh 2. It's my always go to game. Challenging and fun, very complex in terms of mechanics, skill ceiling is sky high.

Cyberpunk. Took me 30 hours to do everything. I thought the game would be longer to be honest. Story is alright, even though mechanics are pretty meh.

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u/Himey_Himron Jan 13 '22

Love Nioh 2

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u/[deleted] Jan 11 '22

I finished yesterday song of horror and I started battlefield bad company 2 along with red dead redemption 2.

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u/gearvruser Jan 11 '22

Bards Tale VI - directors cut -

Solasta - Crown of the magister

Lords of Xulima

I'm enjoying them big time

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u/pelosnecios Jan 11 '22

Unfortunately I had to RMA my PSU before the holidays so I was off for about 8 weeks (damn you! Cooler Master!) but now I've been catching up on some gaming:

I finished Rime, a relaxing environmental puzzle game with nice music and a touching ending.

Doom Eternals, campaign mode. Boy does this game looks good! Mostly to get my jaw drop at 170 fps on my new M27Q monitor.

Cyberpunk 2077 but currently idle awaiting the next update to start over.

GTA V story mode, again just to enjoy the high FPS experience.

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u/BuriedDream66 Jan 11 '22

Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Mafia III Definitive Edition, some Halo 4 and Halo Infinite here and there.

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u/RobotKing666 Jan 11 '22

How is Mafia 3? I have it and the remake of 1 and I am trying to decide which to play first. Weirdly, I played 2 first years ago so I have fucked up the order for sure.

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u/BuriedDream66 Jan 12 '22

Play Mafia 1 first, it will link directly with some stuff of Mafia 2. Therefore you will enjoy a lot playing Mafia 3 after those 2. Pretty enjoyable! Loving the music on the game.

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u/RobotKing666 Jan 13 '22

Okay cool cool. I really like the time period and aesthetic of 3 from what I've seen. I also heard it takes a very documentarian approach to its presentation and story which I think is cool.

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u/marcsa Jan 11 '22 edited Jan 11 '22

Haven't played 7 Days to Die for quite some time, so I've reinstalled it now that A20 (experimental) is out, to see the changes. So far it's quite good and I like the differences from A19. I do miss the blunderbuss tho...

As for a second game,I'm looking for something that feels remotely similar to my all-time favorite, Planetside 2 (been on it since 2014), but haven't found anything else like it, so I'm still playing it every other day.

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u/elite11vp Jan 11 '22

Finished Shadow of Mordor last week. great game with amazing combat/stealth and super cool nemesis system. got killed by just 1 warchief like 10 times and finally figured out that the only way to kill him is by betrayal. fully enjoyed the experience.

Now on to Shadow of War for this week.

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u/nuadarstark Jan 11 '22

Finishing the Valhalla's DLCs before the PC God of War comes out.

Hopefullt it's a good port in a good state so I can start playing it straight up.

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u/Noble_0_6 Jan 11 '22

God of War 2 (2007)

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u/RobotKing666 Jan 11 '22

You sir, have a backlog.

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u/FerretAres Jan 11 '22

I just got my first PC over Christmas and it’s a pretty high spec system. I’m looking to find a game that will test it’s capabilities graphics wise. Any suggestions?

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u/BilluhHanks Jan 11 '22

I second rdr2, good lord does that game look good

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u/Johnnius_Maximus Jan 11 '22

Cyberpunk

Metro exodus enhanced

Red dead redemption 2

Kingdom come deliverance

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u/McSetty Jan 12 '22

Maybe not exactly what your looking for, but there is nothing quite like getting a high frame rate with rtx in doom eternal.

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u/lupuscapabilis Jan 11 '22

Believe it or not, Etherlords 2. Haven’t played in years but love this game. Just randomly put it on one day and haven’t been able to stop playing. If you like turn based and/or card deck games, check it out.

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u/BilluhHanks Jan 11 '22

Finished The rift breaker and frost punk after downloading both off game pass… don’t usually play base building and management games like that but I’m so glad I did, now playing shadow of the tomb raider after finding it free on epic store

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u/HustleCrowe100 Jan 12 '22

Resident Evil Village - loving it so far but it feels suprisingly clunky at times and cutscenes are constantly interrupting my flow...

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u/Chaos_Machine Ryzen 3900X / RTX 3090 Jan 13 '22

Starsector, for those of you who don't know it's basically a fusion of stellaris and gratuitous space battles(but with active control!). Available DRM free from their website its still early access but it's almost done and mod support is robust. I also highly recommend the archean order an nexerelin mods(adds 4x features like diplomacy and wars)

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u/StrivingOnwards01 Jan 13 '22

I'm finishing out A Plague Tale: Innocence and am super excited about the upcoming sequel!

Also, I just recently started Phoenix Wright: An Ace Attorney Trilogy.

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u/RobotKing666 Jan 11 '22

Finishing up Desperados 3. Playing on Hard and this game is a demonstration of practice and patience. Jesus. It takes nearly 1-2 hours to finish a level and it might have one of the most satisfying and absolutely absurd "end replay" screens for a game watching your zig zagging tactics of a schizophrenic toddler.

Going to try to start up Dying Light again and play The Gunk as a chill platformer.

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u/Hambaloni Jan 11 '22

Me and my homies recently finished The Forest and what can I say, it was really good!

Less than 24 hours until MHRise comes out and that would probably eat most of my time.

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u/Cimecaron Jan 12 '22

I'll go like many people here for the Mass effect triology (for the second time)
I hope I'll enjoy it again :D

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u/Lobanium Jan 12 '22

GTFO (LOVE it), RE2 remake

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u/Kai_ESR Jan 12 '22

Xcom2: lwotc.

Getting my ass kicked as expected.

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u/lacaras21 Jan 12 '22

I've been primarily playing Dead Cells and Grim Dawn, started both in the last couple weeks and having a blast with them. I'm getting better at Dead Cells, but still haven't got through any fourth stage biomes, but I'm getting a lot more consistent on getting that far, so I think I'll be able to get to fifth stage soon. I've been playing Grim Dawn on two characters with very different builds, I've been playing a Warden exclusively with my friend, we're playing through together, and I'm playing a Warlock solo, and loving it in both play styles, probably the best ARPG I've played in years.

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u/JC-Sharma Jan 12 '22

Can anyone suggest me a good FPS game acc to specs,

NVidia GeForce MX130

8 GB RAM

4 GB GFX

Btw, I am playing Deus Ex 2000 due to all those damn memes. Hehe.

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u/chronicintel Jan 12 '22

I'm about 16 hours into a Permadeath run in No Man's Sky. I've been obsessed with this game, and it's the main reason I'm keeping my Gamepass subscription. My first PD run ended after 2 hours or so when I got swarmed by monstrosities. Second one ended when I died from the elements after shortly spawning on an extreme hazard planet. This is my 3rd run I've been extra cautious to avoid any sort of fight with Sentinels. I've had a few close calls, including one where I encountered a glitch when my spaceship got stuck in the tractor beam while trying to land in a freighter. I reloaded my save, lost maybe 10-15 minutes of progress and had to redo a space battle, but relieved it didn't end my run altogether. That's probably my biggest fear, dying due to some sort of bug or glitch.

Also got back into Far Cry 4 and just started the Battlefront 2 single player campaign.

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u/Himey_Himron Jan 13 '22

Take the stairs!

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u/Helphaer Jan 12 '22

Maybe World in Conflict or SpellForce 3 but currently the Skyrim dlc for ESO.

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u/coolmintchocolate Jan 12 '22

Just finished watch_dogs and really enjoyed the story and pacing.

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u/Imtakt Jan 12 '22

Valheim.

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u/Sync_R 5800X/6800XT Merc 319 ITX Build/LG CX Jan 12 '22

Replaying Jedi Fallen Order on PC this time tho, waiting on GoW to come out

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u/-Jfree- Jan 12 '22

tomorrow I will get my first gaming pc. So far I only played console and low spec games like the popular e sports titles. besides genshin and lost ark I don't know what games to even try. I might get overwhelmed.

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u/theOGgert Jan 13 '22

Unfortunately, New World

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u/didamangi83 8700K@4.8, RTX 3060 Ti, 32GB 3600 Jan 13 '22

Little Nightmares, pretty cool so far. Similar to Limbo/Inside.

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u/ThiccSkull Jan 13 '22

Starsector has taken over my gaming time. Blown away by how good this game is and its only being sold EA via their dated af webpage.

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u/Ryotian Jan 14 '22

Been having a lot of fun with Ender Lilies

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u/yttanx Jan 14 '22

Halfway through Tales of Arise. God of War on the weekend.

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u/[deleted] Jan 11 '22

cool