What are you playing this weekend?

Alien Love Gardener wrote:
fangblackbone wrote:
Thinking of getting Mechanicus which is apparently 75% off on Steam.

That's gotta be pretty cheap then.
It is well reviewed and I don't know why.
For me, I wanted to like it so much but it fell flat. It sounds really good on paper but it lacks the polish of say 40K Battlesector. In fact, my god would I love it if Battlesector made a Mechanicus campaign :)

Because it is an novel tactical game that has dope as f*ck organ drops, with some kinda clever writing?

Just seeing these posts made me put on the soundtrack again.

The soundtrack is indeed awesome and the sound design, e.g. the dialog, instantly caught my attention.

https://youtu.be/I9AKkIGHBZI?t=179

When I can make it through the queue, FFXIV Endwalker. Meanwhile, I'll keep poking at Kena, Bridge of Spirits and Dungeon Encounters.

Um, Immortal Fenyx Rising is FANTASTIC!

It is on sale for $20 or $30 for the gold edition. Grab it if you haven't already

Now that I'm done with Guardians of the Galaxy I'll continue with Days Gone, which I put on hold to hang out with Peter Quill and his crew. However, I have to say that going back to the bleak, humorless world of Days Gone after having had such a blast playing Guardians is making it tough for me to want to spend time with Deacon St. John and all his woes. I know it's the zombie apocalypse, but could he lighten up a little?

Black Book is quite compelling and it has me hooked. But I might take a break and try out Behind the Frame, because I hear it's a quick one and it looks amazing.

Making use of the $1 gamepass deal I signed up to last month. Thought I’d better try Hades since some people here seemed to think it was OK. Now I can’t stop playing it.

I finished Guardians of the Galaxy last night. I expected to move on to Resident Evil Village which I bought on the most recent psn sale, but somehow ended up playing Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning. I’m only a few hours in, but I’m digging it. I think after the story heavy GotG, I needed a game where I can ignore the story and listen to podcasts while I level and find loot.

I should finish up the Atlantis chapter of Fate/Grand Order today, so I can finally get back to Blue Reflection: Second Light. My progress on Blue Reflection has been slower than I expected, but I'm enjoying the game.

IUMogg wrote:

I finished Guardians of the Galaxy last night. I expected to move on to Resident Evil Village which I bought on the most recent psn sale, but somehow ended up playing Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning. I’m only a few hours in, but I’m digging it. I think after the story heavy GotG, I needed a game where I can ignore the story and listen to podcasts while I level and find loot.

I'm ashamed to say I've put 50+ hours into Amalur since it went on PS Plus this month! To be fair though most of that time was spent thinking about other things while ticking off quests. Just hits that sweet spot of loot and pretty colours and hitting things with a big stick and numbers going up.

Batman. Arkham Asylum remaster. That game is a masterpiece.

ComfortZone wrote:
IUMogg wrote:

I finished Guardians of the Galaxy last night. I expected to move on to Resident Evil Village which I bought on the most recent psn sale, but somehow ended up playing Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning. I’m only a few hours in, but I’m digging it. I think after the story heavy GotG, I needed a game where I can ignore the story and listen to podcasts while I level and find loot.

I'm ashamed to say I've put 50+ hours into Amalur since it went on PS Plus this month! To be fair though most of that time was spent thinking about other things while ticking off quests. Just hits that sweet spot of loot and pretty colours and hitting things with a big stick and numbers going up.

I remember trying it out back on 360 and it didn't click, but I'm having a lot of fun this time. I did turn the difficulty up to hard after 5 or so hours, because fights were really challenging. Playing this has me thinking about the new Fable. It seems like an evolution of 360 Fable mixed with Amalur's ability to customize could be awesome.

Kingdoms of Amalur was, and I guess still is with the re-release, the definition of a podcast game. Turn the sound of the game off, and have something like an audiobook going.

You do not have to pay even a modicum of attention to its story.

Death loop going to be such an amazing time. It has a very No One Lives Forever vibe and it sings to me.

Vrikk wrote:

Kingdoms of Amalur was, and I guess still is with the re-release, the definition of a podcast game. Turn the sound of the game off, and have something like an audiobook going.

You do not have to pay even a modicum of attention to its story.

Agreed, just get some chakrams and make your enemies go fly fly splode splode boom boom dead.

Inevitably, Forza Horizon 5. I don't know why, but this time around I'm more interested and involved in the seasonal events. Maybe because I'm coming in at the start, whereas with 4 I started playing after it had already been out a few years?

I've also had a real hankering for Perfect Dark. I found out earlier today that there's some cool mods that make it keyboard & mouse compatible, so I might not need to dig out the N64.
(Edit: it did not work out as well as it sounds. Can't be bothered finding & hooking up the N64, so that will have to wait for another day).

And maybe make my first foray into Tangledeep as those in the Recommend Me A Game thread may have seen. It seems to be exactly what I want and is 50% off on Steam. Got a busy weekend, so I'm likely not up for a whole new game, but we'll see.

I’ve made a list of games I need to try from my pile before I jump over to PS5. I gave Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock a go. Whilst I admire what they’re doing the game doesn’t excite me. Phantom Doctrine on the other hand it just my kinda thing. Gritty, ‘real world’ spies with hidden agendas and double agents. It’s X-Com like but missions are more sneaky and, theoretically at least, don’t involve a lot of killing. I only have a tentative grasp on what I’m supposed to be doing while sending folks out on missions from the overview map but I’m hoping I develop more of an understanding as I go.

Hopefully finishing Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker's story, and if queues are too much of an issues, hopefully finishing Assassin's Creed Valhalla's base story.

A little Black Book, a lot of Inscryption. An interesting contrast in spooky card-based games.

Maybe a race or three in Forza Horizon 5 to decompress.

Guardians of the Galaxy is indeed a great game so far. I am about 5 hours in and while there were a few quicktime events that weren't apparent and some that are annoyingly button mashy, the trade off are the way they are incorporated into the dialogue. Its pretty brilliant.

There was one fight that was chaotic and cumbersome enough for some mild frustration but it also introduced the "huddle" mechanic so it gets a pass.

I am sort of overwhelmed with trying to remember all of the adventuring capabilities of the team. There have been a lot of little easter eggs here and there and I wonder how many I missed because I didn't have Drax move a block or rocket crawl through.

I am thoroughly enjoying the game though!

I will also be playing the new season of Diablo 3 starting at 5 pacific

It's getting down to the end, so I'm mostly going to try to finish things, or only play really short new games. So that means finishing the DLC for Troubleshooters: Abandoned Children, and also firing up Impostor Factory, which is the lasted game from the guy who made To the Moon and Finding Paradise.

Skyrim.

I really haven't played it (much) in the past. Picked it up on the Switch a couple of years ago and put in a dozen hours or so before getting bored of being sent hither and yon on various side quests. Ended up selling the cartridge.

Well, all the 10th-anniversary hoopla has prompted me to try again - this time on Xbox, where it's included with Game Pass.

I'm going in with a different attitude this time - realizing that "being sent hither and yon on various side quests" is kinda the point of the whole thing and not just a frustrating distraction from the business of powering relentlessly toward the finish line. I'm trying to immerse myself and enjoy just pottering around and discovering things. It's fun at the moment, although I'm still not quite as far as I was when I quit the first time around.

I'll still be working my way through Tales of Arise, Lost Judgment and the latest Fortnite season, plus playing some Ghost Recon Breakpoint with a buddy.

Definitely more seasonal Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitor Martyr, maybe some Final Fantasy XIV if I can get on and also some Xenoblade Chronicles on the Switch as we watch Christmas movies. Probably a smattering of other stuff but definitely those two.

More Days Gone for me. I'm close-ish to the end!

There's so much to play that it's becoming a bit overwhelming. Still a pleasant problem to have...

I'll take a dip into this month's PS+ freebie, Mortal Shell during my lunch today.

Hades is on the live streaming menu for tonight, possibly on Sunday as well.

I thought I was done with Cyberpunk 2077 but a 2nd playthrough with female V. has already drawn me back in. I'd like to continue GTA V but I've barely started and I'm already hitting a lull with no main story missions popping up, so I'm left wandering around looking for "?" on the map.

I fired up a fresh Assassin in Warhammer 40K Inquisitor Martyr last week not knowing a new season was just around the corner. Oops. I haven't played much so I'm fine to ditch her and start anew once again.

There's honestly more but I need to restrain myself.

Some multiplayer this weekend... at least one, possibly two, or maybe all three of these:
Halo Infinite
Forza Horizon 5
Rocket League

For solo:
Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector - I've just started the campaign and enjoying it so far.
Exo One - I must be close to the end, hope to finish it this weekend.

Neutrino wrote:

Exo One - I must be close to the end, hope to finish it this weekend.

I’m hoping this arrives on PlayStation. Looks fantastic.

Likely trying out my newly arrived Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, though I know I shouldn't as I might get hooked and I honestly have a ton of work to do through December and into January (I'm a sad panda).

Have too many games started that I have yet to finish, and even some where I have made little to no significant progress, so I might spend some time prioritizing some while putting others on hold. I figure I have a couple of months to finish a couple of them before I'm lost to Elden Ring for a month or two... Or three.

Retired Men's Nude Beach Volley Ball League's title is weird enough to pique my interest, so that what's I'll be playing this weekend. Gris has also been on my Steam wishlist for a while, and it was 75% off, so I bought it at the same time, and will probably play it too, since it's pretty short.

I’ll be playing a mix of Battlefield 2042, Call of Duty, Halo Infinite (I have a type).