What are you playing this weekend?

Guardians of the Galaxy was incredible. I don't know if either of you have replayed a chapter and made different choice to see the outcome, but there are entire branches of dialog, scenes, fights, and fight modifiers buried in those choices.

They did a very impressive job of it.

I have been struggling with finding something to play. I fired Outriders back up because I saw that they made adjustments to the endgame. (got rid of time limits) I am having fun but the chaos is tense in drop pod missions.

Mantid wrote:

Guardians of the Galaxy was incredible. I don't know if either of you have replayed a chapter and made different choice to see the outcome, but there are entire branches of dialog, scenes, fights, and fight modifiers buried in those choices.

They did a very impressive job of it.

I’m really glad that game is way better than it first appeared. A lot of folks seem impressed with it.

Just not GiantBomb.

Guardians of the Galaxy for me as well. I'm loving all the banter and dialogue --easily my favorite part of the game!

Hoping to play some Halo Infinite, Battlefield 2042 and Destiny 2. I think I have a type.

I'm up to the final boss of Metroid Dread, but at the rate I'm going now it'll be a while before I beat it.

Otherwise, a whole lotta Forza Horizon 5 again.

Keeping my push into red maps alive in Path of Exile, fighting off the alien oppressors in AI War 2, sending my pets into combat in Super Auto Pets, and maybe trying out Factory Town (still on the fence and looking for enablement).

I'll be dipping my toe into Halo Infinite multiplayer with friends, and playing a bunch of Assassin's Creed Valhalla when I can spare the time. The latter will likely be my main game until Endwalker comes out in 2 weeks.

Sable.

It really is delightful. The older I get, the more interested I become in "artsy"-type games that are less concerned with traditional video-game challenge and mechanics, and instead want to immerse you into a particular experience. Sable does that very, very well.

Mantid wrote:

Guardians of the Galaxy was incredible. I don't know if either of you have replayed a chapter and made different choice to see the outcome, but there are entire branches of dialog, scenes, fights, and fight modifiers buried in those choices.

They did a very impressive job of it.

Wait, entire scenes are different? I assumed there were just some different pieces of dialogue, but like... if I choose the illegal tech over a space llama, the rest of the game will unfurl in a new way?

So interesting. My view on this game has gone up even more.

I think I'm going to mess around with the Star Wars: Squadrons campaign, and also I'm sort of interested in trying out Halo Infinite. Being a Nintendo and PC player, I've never played a Halo game before, but since we have this free multiplayer game out now, I may take it for a spin.

strangederby wrote:

Just not GiantBomb.

I was glad to hear such positive responses to GotG one here. I watched through GB's Quick Look as well and had almost shuffled it off entirely. Now it is a game that I am actually really excited to play instead of one I probably would have never looked at again.

Vrikk wrote:
Mantid wrote:

Guardians of the Galaxy was incredible. I don't know if either of you have replayed a chapter and made different choice to see the outcome, but there are entire branches of dialog, scenes, fights, and fight modifiers buried in those choices.

They did a very impressive job of it.

Wait, entire scenes are different? I assumed there were just some different pieces of dialogue, but like... if I choose the illegal tech over a space llama, the rest of the game will unfurl in a new way?

So interesting. My view on this game has gone up even more.

The overall story doesn't change, it just changes how certain events play out

Llama vs Tech:

Spoiler:

The amount you are fined changes, but you keep the llama either way.

If you choose the Llama then it will make escaping your room easier later in the game.

If you choose to hide the tech, you will be able to get homing missiles for the Milano later in the game and escaping your room requires a minigame.

Higgledy wrote:

Absolver. It’s one of those fighting games where you have to actually learn the fighting system but I think I’m into the combat enough to give it a go (there’s a lot to it.) It’s the same developer who are working on the yet to be released Sifu so this will be a good test to see if I can get my head around the intricacies of one of their fighting systems.

Are there any players on there still? I vaguely remember learning new moves while sparring with others. Interesting concept, not sure why it didn't hold my attention for longer.

Sounds like I'm definitely buying GotG for half price next week for BF deal, and playing it at least twice.

One more boss to beat in Absolver to open the big gate to the next area. Every boss fight comes down to me and the boss both with a sliver of health and looking to land that last hit. Such good fights. Onto my games of the year list it goes.

Time to wander the hills and dales of Skyrim again, I think.

Other than that, continuing my board-based U-Boat adventures in The Hunters. I don't think I'm impressing the higher-ups in my 1939 start campaign..the first time I met an escorted ship it nearly sank me.

Likely more Monster Hunter Stories and little else beside that, given a few time constraints and much commuting.

Some Forza Horizon 5. Maybe some Far Cry 6. Possibly reloading Ghost Recon Breakpoint to try Conquest Mode.

More Sekiro on and off stream - will I ever finish this thing?

Klilsquad finally got out of Early Access. Fired it up during lunch today and I love the polish. It's still got its own unique feel and was easy-peazy to pick up and play after over a year away from it. Still needs co-op in order for it not to be a snooze though.

Halo Infinite - It's tea time! (who am I kidding...I'm the one who's going to be served plenty of tea)

Will probably keep picking at Huntdown and Iratus: Lord of the Dead, too.

Definitely banging my head against Star Fleet II in more attempts to break it. Probably some Forza Horizon 5 and I've no idea what else.

I've already put time into Forza Horizon 5, and I'm now over 12 hours into Shin Megami Tensei V, so I must be over halfway done, right? Right?

I got a new PC with a NVidia 3080 in it so I'm really enjoying playing some great looking games at a good frame rate. I've been playing a lot of Forza Horizon 5. At first I was doing the events and such but I got tired of racing vs the AI so now I'm mostly playing Rivals mode and trying to beat times of people on my friend list, or just putting up times so friends have something to try and beat. It runs super smoothly and looks great.

I also started playing AC: Odyssey again because I stopped after completing about 20% of the story last time, and it's another great looking game that I couldn't play at the highest graphics settings before.

Someone clued me in to a game called Football, Tactics and Glory. It is an odd combination of a turn based game and a sports sim, but it's pretty fun. I'm not a football (soccer) fan, but I'm enjoying giving my players orders with my limited actions per turn to try and win the match.

robc wrote:

I also started playing AC: Odyssey again because I stopped after completing about 20% of the story last time, and it's another great looking game that I couldn't play at the highest graphics settings before.

Yeah I went back and cranked that one up when I got my 3060. Really need to finish Atlantis DLC

I'm playing Tomb Raider (1996) again because reasons. I started yesterday, and I should finish it today. Send help.

Once it's done... I don't know. We'll see.

So far some my usual Quake Champions. Also made progress in Red Alert 3: Uprising and finished the first half of Dissolution of Eternity in Quake Remastered. I plan to get even further in both.

Beyond that, I'll likely dabble with Beneath a Steel Sky some more, and might get to some more Shadow Hearts.

I played Skyrim for the first time earlier this year, solid for a few weeks and then dropped off. All the anniversary chit chat has me starting again.

Maybe try some Yes, your Grace.

Plus you have piqued my interest in trying out Absolver again Higgledy

Bubblefuzz wrote:

Plus you have piqued my interest in trying out Absolver again Higgledy :)

It’s very good. It’s also co-op if you fancy giving it a go together.

Going to play some Inscryption as I've barely given it the time it deserves. Hopped back into Valheim with some friends and will continue that.