What are you playing this weekend?

Playing some Battletech. Sometimes you just want to run around in a giant robot and blow stuff up.

I conked out Friday evening so I already lost a good portion of my weekend gaming time. Let's see, if we were to salvage what's left, I'd like to put in some more time with Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitor: Martyr on the PS4. It's another round through the story campaign for me but I've changed up my class from a squishy melee fighter to beefy heavy weapons wielder. I have been sorely missing out on a whole new dimension of death and destruction! Martyr is very much a "gun game" and the proof is in the absolute glee I experience when pouring out hot death with my Heavy Flamer or delivering holy bullet riddlings with the Heavy Bolter. It's heavy stuff in this here grim dark loot fest!

In terms of dabbling, I've already put a bit of time into Brigador, Heroes of Might & Magic 3 Complete and Cultist Simulator (on iOS). Since I'm on an ARPG kick, I recently grabbed the Warhammer: Chaosbane Magnus Edition on console, too. Going to see if this one is as dull as everyone has said it is.

I was going to crack on with Trails of Cold Steel 2 for the JRPG club but...

For some reason started playing Dead Cells again. That game is still really good, guys!

I'm continuing the march to lvl 50 in Grim Dawn, exploring Siberian caves in Rise of the Tomb Raider & fighting for the emperor in Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitior.

And as usual, The Division 2 for "Game Night".

Clumber wrote:

Playing some Battletech. Sometimes you just want to run around in a giant robot and blow stuff up.

Only sometimes?

I've had a simulator itch recently, so I've been playing some Euro Truck Simulator 2. Then, realising I had it's cousin from across the pond in my library but barely touched, I've played a little American Truck Simulator. It's... The same but different, I can't quite put my finger on it. Part of it is probably that I've modded ETS a lot, so ATS feels very vanilla at the moment. Time to hit the workshop!

I am playing A Plague Tale : Innocence since it was like 1/3 its usual price this weekend, and it is REALLY freakin' good.

pyxistyx wrote:

I am playing A Plague Tale : Innocence since it was like 1/3 its usual price this weekend, and it is REALLY freakin' good.

I played it earlier this year and absolutely loved it.

pyxistyx wrote:

I am playing A Plague Tale : Innocence since it was like 1/3 its usual price this weekend, and it is REALLY freakin' good.

Yeah, the atmosphere, characters, visuals - all so good. Game play is also good and better than I was expecting.

I’ve been playing some Hades (Can’t win that final battle), Tametsi (2 out of the first 30 have me stumped) and Transport Fever 2 (like it so far but some of the side goals in the campaign are ridiculous - clear terrain, dig holes). These are all worth playing.

I've been playing Fallout 4 with small doses of Fallout 76 and a bit of Animal Crossing.

Everything. I’m in a sampling mood, trying out all sorts of games and genres to see what sticks. Also trying to clear some of the older freebies and cheap games off the pile.

Lumino City and NFS Most Wanted - didn’t like them, decided to skip.
Breezed through Firewatch and Portal 2.
Watch_Dogs - I’m liking some aspects but I can’t take driving seriously, I just speed everywhere and crash into everything and no one seems to notice or care.

Ooblets. I've been playing Ooblets. It's still running downstairs so I can finish up some quests as soon as the kids are sleeping.

More Watch Dogs 2 and American Truck Simulator for me

Got a lot of writing to do this weekend as i work through both my regular D&D prep AND writing two adventures for DMs Guild projects, so not a lot of time for the digital games!

As such, i've been picking out some lighter (or at least, shorter) games from the pile to play. First up Was Kona (now completed) but now i've moved on to MO : Astray, which is the oddest game :O

Cutsey jellyfriend main character who bounces about adorably...in a pixelly world of body horror and bloody weirdness. It's pretty good but dang, it's an odd combination.

For me this weekend it looks something like this

2. Lost Odyssey
3. Trails of Cold Steel II (Vita)
4. Mario Party (Family)
5. Overcooked! 2 (Family)

If I have any time to play, I will continue with Assassin's Creed: Origins. A few days ago, when I last played, I made it to Alexandria, so I'm excited to continue!

Family visit is over.

Beat Saber was a huge success. By far the most popular activity and every body loved it. I think I might have convinced some to go buy some kind of VR from it. In particular, my wife really glommed onto it, which was a bit surprising. We'll definitely be playing a lot more of that.

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes was pretty good. I had made a custom notebook for the bomb experts to use and they thought that was fun. Still, nobody chose to play it after Beat Saber took over. I'll probably play a bit more with my wife, which will be a lot more relaxed than the chaos it had been.

Superhot VR meshed well with the more gamery people. Everybody hated the throwing, but the gunplay was really fun. I'm not sure if throwing is better on other platforms but everybody had trouble with PSVR throwing. I'm definitely going to try to finish the campaign this week.

Also tried out Paper Mario: The Origami King with my 6 year old. He is loving it, and I am too. We're using it as a reading game where he has to read most of the text and it's super motivating, which is awesome because I've had trouble finding reading to encourage him to actually try. He really wants to find out what's happening so it's been really fun. I bought a laser pointer to help guide the reading. We'll definitely be playing more of this.

The weekend's looking like Moons of Madness, Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion, Pokemon Shield, and whatever else strikes my fancy on a whim.

Carrion! And continuing my JTS Japan '45 game. Probably start a Wellington campaign, too. And Necrobarista - very relaxing and fun.

For Space Game Junkie, more of the wonderful SpaceBourne.

For myself, more Red Dead Redemption 2, Warhammer 40K Inquisitor and Bloody Rally Show. Likely some Assassin’s Creed: Origins as well.

Picked up F1 2020 for 20% off, so I'm going to be entering My Team mode and starting an 11th team on the grid.

Cue me spending 2 days messing with the liveries, agonising about colour choice and raging that I can't give myself my favourite driving number. And then driving very badly.

Other than that, I see that the beta for Startopia has been released. Then I see that it's £41, so I'm reinstalling the 2001 version on Steam and luxuriating in William Franklyn's voiceover.

Playing Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath which is just a little bit of silly fun without any DLCs, IAPs or map markers to clear. There isn’t even a map, just great big signposts everywhere. Enjoying it more than I expected.

Come hook or crook, I am playing Ghosts of Tsushima.

Lots of Witcher 3, as has been the theme in my life lately.

I'm a little moody. So let's do something good.

1. Carrion. Become the monster?
A. It's different. I don't know if being the monster seems hard or fun but keeping at it.
2. MO: Astray Cute blob puzzle platforming is great.

3. Monster Trains.
A. Did well. Had a relic that stacked my 2nd floor with my guys at the start of a battle. Finished a run so yeah.

4. Division 2. Maybe the game doesn't like my GPU? It still randomly soft crashes on me.
A. It seemed solid for a couple hours. Went up to level 10. I dunno why I like this game so much.

There’s probably an old proverb warning against playing two or more ARPGs at once.

I rerolled yet another toon in Grim Dawn. This is the last time, I hope. Until I can pick up all the DLC on the cheap anyway. I’ll be a good boy and dump all my attributes into Physique which I’ve never done before but maybe now I won’t wilt the second something sneezes on me in a new act. I am playing a bit of a burly boy anyway, swinging two handed things and proccing glorious giblets.

I’m racing a new character through the story of W40K Inquisitor: Martyr in the hopes of getting to where the loot game gets more interesting. I admit this thing has been putting me to sleep on the couch better than a bottle of wine. There are so many missions. Just need to hold down the button, watch things burn and hopefully stay awake long enough to clear out my junk back at base and do it all over again.

Chaosbane is perfectly average. I’m glad I bought the Everything Edition on sale. But it will never be anything more than a side game. The text size makes my eyes burn. People should be jailed for making text on their console games so unreadable in 2019/2020. It’s a shame though because there’s some mindless looting fun to be had here.

I'm going to try to finish up Wintermoor Tactics Club this weekend. Then, maybe some Islanders or Moonlighter?

Having recently dropped Cuphead, that leaves Assassin's Creed Revelations (PC), Shadow of the Tomb Raider (also PC), and Trails of Cold Steel II (Vita) on my plate. I'm guessing I'm going to be playing all three in some capacity this weekend, but most of my time should be on Cold Steel, as I'm trying to finish it by the end of August.

Cross-Country Move 2020.

I also played the 2019 edition. Not only am I getting really tired of this series, but every change from last year's version that I've run into so far has been for the worse.