What are you playing this weekend?

Divinity Original Sin 2 has given me a fresh reminder of my thorough enjoyment of turn based combat and, inspired by that, I’ve also picked back up Mutant Year Zero. It’s a game that appealed but unflattering reviews and a clunky first impression put me off. On giving it a second chance however, I’m delighted to say that the game has grabbed my interest and I’m going to keep playing.

In addition to Days Gone I am spending quite a bit of time with a game from 1999: Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance. I have installed the Tie Fighter Total Conversion mod which does require the XWAU mod + update Patch.

My Dragon Quest 11 game has got the team back together and assaulting the floating fortress of the big baddie... Perfect time to get derailed by a replay of Sleeping Dogs. Unlocking combat abilities, singing karaoke covered in gore, watching the character struggling with maintaining a sense of identity and order while carving through waves of thugs with a cleaver. "Oh no! I killed a dude!" A story beat later: "Here's an Uzi, get my money!"

Love it.

Sleeping Dogs is great.

The fighting tournaments were a lot of fun.

Up for debate for me, I recently redownloaded Spiritfarer (never played), Stardew Valley (never played), Horizon: Zero Dawn (bounced off after a few hours), The Witcher 3 (bounced off after a few hours), and Disco Elysium (bounced off after a few hours...mostly waiting for a patch or two).

Mario_Alba wrote:

Sleeping Dogs is great.

I spent some time in Hong Kong and I can tell you that Sleeping Dog's version is (necessarily) a smaller version of the city, but the neighborhoods they capture are spot on.

That's funny, Budo, I always thought you were more of a Tokyo person...

Still in a big "building" rut, so

They Are Billions

Has become my constant. I'll load up on podcasts and just survive as long as I can. It's a brilliant game.

Dyson Sphere Program

A friend who I used to play Factorio with gifted this to me. I was initally cautious because I enjoyed the defense mechanics of Factorio, and thought the lack of enemies in DSP would hurt it...No so, it's refreshingly chill. Lovely game that does what it says on the box.

Rimworld

Bought this because it was finally discounted by about $15

Sigh...I really don't like the visuals here, and I'm finding them a constantly offputting. Yet as I slowly learn the game, it's really interesting. I've not ever seen anything like it before. I just feel so lost, I'm hoping more of it starts to click with time. Intrigued, but it's at the bottom of my list, and I WISH I could say it wasn't just for the visuals. I'm hoping I get over that hump soon.

It was kinda interesting seeing my male colonist who was constantly misogynistic fall in love with one of my 2 nudist women who shared a room with him though. Weird game.

More Evil Within 2. Things just keep going from bad to worse. And given it's a horror game, I mean that in the best kind of way.

Spoiler:

I've killed Stefano and met with Theodore. The last bit I was up to was the start of a side-quest with Sykes to find a back door out of STEM. He says I can use it to get Lily out, so I'm guessing this may be like a 'good ending' thing. I don't know. But Union sure is scarier now! After playing the first game so recently, it's almost weird to have enemies that aren't weak to fire. Ruvik's tragic back-story counts for nothing in this version of STEM!

I've also made some progress into Yakuza: Like A Dragon. The last Yakuza game I played was Yakuza 0 and although I really liked it, I ended up feeling like I was done with the whole series. I still haven't played 5 & 6. But Like A Dragon has all the key characteristics of a Yakuza game, but with fairly dramatic changes that make it new and fresh. It's hard to think of a game that made such a drastic departure from the series formula, while still feeling perfectly at home in the franchise. Breath of the Wild and Metroid Prime are the only ones that come to mind right now.

halfwaywrong wrote:

More Evil Within 2. Things just keep going from bad to worse. And given it's a horror game, I mean that in the best kind of way.

Spoiler:

I've killed Stefano and met with Theodore. The last bit I was up to was the start of a side-quest with Sykes to find a back door out of STEM. He says I can use it to get Lily out, so I'm guessing this may be like a 'good ending' thing. I don't know. But Union sure is scarier now! After playing the first game so recently, it's almost weird to have enemies that aren't weak to fire. Ruvik's tragic back-story counts for nothing in this version of STEM!

So glad you're enjoying the game that much. One of my favorite enemies was

Spoiler:

that ghost lady you encounter in different houses around town that you have to hide from. The first time I came across her I was terrified!

What did you think of her?

I would really love to finally beat Mass Effect 2, but I have a feeling I'll get side tracked as I normally do.

The mid-expansion World of Warcraft patch just dropped, and, yeah...

As much Final Fantasy XIV Online as my body can handle.

I'll be trying to get my Dark Knight to 80 in Final Fantasy XIV, but only after I troubleshoot some overheating in my PC. Assuming that goes well, I'll be trying to stream Remnant: From the Ashes too.

Likely a little Lonely Mountains: Downhill (despite the unnecessary pluralisation in the title. Herumph!) a new discovery that is a charming and beautifully balanced game about mountain biking down mountain trails, taking in the sights and sounds and, more than occasionally, hurtling into a tree or off a cliff.

Also, more than likely, more Mutant Year Zero and Divinity: Original Sin 2.

Doing a bit of Bright Memory: Infinite tonight on the stream and will toss a coin on playing Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 or more Inquisitor: Martyr on the Sunday stream.

I've been trying to get into Hellblade and I'm realizing I need to be patient with it. I may drop a few minutes into Mass Effect Legendary Edition if I can.

It is and will continue to be a RPG club party. Playing Outer Worlds with the CRPG club (I made it to Monarch, and the skybox is very pretty), and Monster Hunter Stories with the JRPG club (just made it to the snowy region).

Monster Hunter Stories for me, too!

Solasta: Crown of the Magister has been eating up my game time of late. Probably mostly going to play that and The Last Spell this weekend.

Sekiro final boss. I might be a while.

Days Gone
Old World

Just like last weekend.

Ted wrote:

Monster Hunter Stories for me, too!

Same here, with some Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure thrown in.

AC: Valhalla dlc. It was going great but then I discovered they added more putting rocks on top of other rocks.

Monster Hunter Stories, for the most part, as I will be away from my sweet, sweet consoles.

Mario_Alba wrote:

So glad you're enjoying the game that much. One of my favorite enemies was

Spoiler:

that ghost lady you encounter in different houses around town that you have to hide from. The first time I came across her I was terrified!

What did you think of her?

Yeah, scared the heck out of me whenever she turned up. If I remember right, she turned up once while I was either in the middle of a story mission or just about to start one. Really reinforced the idea that you're never safe.

halfwaywrong wrote:
Mario_Alba wrote:

So glad you're enjoying the game that much. One of my favorite enemies was

Spoiler:

that ghost lady you encounter in different houses around town that you have to hide from. The first time I came across her I was terrified!

What did you think of her?

Yeah, scared the heck out of me whenever she turned up. If I remember right, she turned up once while I was either in the middle of a story mission or just about to start one. Really reinforced the idea that you're never safe.

Yeah... Good times!

More Day's Gone. This game does not end. 62hrs in. Ready for a new game but can't give up on it till I finish.

Mass Effect 2. No doubt an obscene amount seeing as we are in lockdown again.

Tennocon is today so some warframe, also wildermyth, so it's a weekend of W!

Sleeping Dogs. There's a glitch in my brain where as soon as I unlock the Detective outfit I can't change clothes anymore. I COULD run around in a robe, or as Mr. Black, or in a blood drenched white tux, but the Detective outfit just feels right. I'm a Red Pole now, so I'm obligated to keep playing for the family.