What are you playing this weekend?

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Agathos wrote:

and fiiiiiiiiine I'll try it

Elden Ring

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Cyberpunk 2077 (PS5)

Hey this isn't too bad? It's wildly inconsistent but I'm overall having a good time. Much of the gameplay feels like something from 10 years ago, but it's kinda mindless fun. I'm about 10 hours deep into the story, and still figuring out how to play (the tutorialization is really lacking), so while it's a bit repetitive, I'm surprised by something every now and then.

I don't enjoy the writing and general vibe of the world. It's very juvenile and heavy-handed. It's reminding me that "cyberpunk" as a genre is mostly an aesthetic one these days, not interested in having meaningful commentary on anything worthwhile. There's a lot of sex, drugs, hacking and violence wrapped up in a neon glow but it lacks the tact to properly fit in the genre it's trying to.

The game itself runs totally fine, looks beautiful on the PS5 and has a few different playstyles. It amazes me just how basic a lot of it feels in comparison to The Witcher series, but at the steeply discounted price you can buy it for these days, I'd cautiously recommend dipping in.

I can't even say it's "7/10" or something like that because of how high the highs are and how low the lows are. It's genuinely such a weird game to evaluate. I hate bits of it, but I'm having good fun and genuinely feel engaged by the main story path.

I'm stuck away from home with only my DS available, so this weekend will be nothing but The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.

More Final Fantasy VII Remake for me. I'm about halfway through the game, and I am having a blast!

A little bit of Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster, some Fantasy Life, and likely adding Psychonauts 2 to close out the weekend.

More Ghostwire: Tokyo. It's still fairly mindless, I still love it.

Despite claims that Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion can be finished in an afternoon, I haven't been able to do so. Maybe because I'm playing at night? Regardless, I hope to have been done with that soon. It's a genuinely hilarious Zelda-ish game that I'll elaborate on later. I love that the only interaction you can have with documents is to rip them up as soon as you're done reading them.

halfwaywrong wrote:

Despite claims that Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion can be finished in an afternoon, I haven't been able to do so. Maybe because I'm playing at night? Regardless, I hope to have been done with that soon. It's a genuinely hilarious Zelda-ish game that I'll elaborate on later. I love that the only interaction you can have with documents is to rip them up as soon as you're done reading them.

While it is certainly short, it took me 2 or 3 sittings of no more than 2 hours each. Mind, I went for collecting all the doodads - not too many - for the proper final boss and ending. Lovely little game and genuinely charming and funny.

Probably Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, Life is Strange: True Colors and uhh.. maybe.. Final Fantasy XIV? Never played an mmo so I'm hesitant but a friend has really got me curious to try it.

I'll be leveling my Summoner to 90 in Final Fantasy XIV and playing more Dishonored's Knife of Dunwall DLC. I also started Kingdom Hearts: Re:Chain of Memories, so I'll try to put some more time into that.

More Control Ultimate Edition for me. I finished the base game a couple of days ago and have started in on the DLC stuff.

UEBS 2 early access.
Should be a few hours of fun!

More Control - hoping to finish in one or two sessions.
I'm seriously eyeing the DLC, in spite of the pile being so huge.

More Samorost 3, and perhaps some Sonic 2 and/or Comix Zone.

Also getting a hankering for a big dumb FPS again.

Headlander and Psychonauts 2

Both of these have some early 70's vibes to it - and both from Double Fine. Headlander is such a fun metroidvania game. You're a disembodied head flying around in a futuristic world of robots. You can pull off the heads of any robots (including little robot dogs) and land your head in its place. You then have control of the robot body which gives you different attacks and importantly access to specific doors. It's all done in this 70's sci-fi theming which is just charming.

Had finished it when it came out but its been enough years where I don't recall enough to make it fun. Certainly moving through it faster than I initially had but man am I enjoying myself It's on the easer end of the metroidvania style games where you can usually figure out what to do next within a few minutes.

Probably more Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor. Very hooked right now.

This weekend it will be...

Deep Rock Galactic - I'm introducing two friends to the game, I'm sure they're gonna have fun!

Old World - Enjoying this game very much. I hope it's a big success for them with the Steam release on the 19th, I'm keen to see where they take it with the expansions (the first DLC is free for the two weeks after the Steam release on the 19th for those who purchase the base game, plus those who own it on Epic).

Star Wars: Squadrons - I got this one free from Amazon Prime (I think), started playing it last week, and having lots of fun with a couple of Goodjers.

Kingdom Two Crowns - A chilled micro strategy game that works for short sessions. There's a mobile version too

Elden Ring but I’m slowing down as I approach the point of no return. Partly because I’m reluctant to see the experience end, partly because there is still co-opin’ to be done.

Also Wordle of course.

Final Fantasy V - maybe time to push on through to the end?
Elden Ring - it's not bad

Elden ring and *spins the wheel* Elden Ring again? Okay

AUs_TBirD wrote:

More Control - hoping to finish in one or two sessions.
I'm seriously eyeing the DLC, in spite of the pile being so huge.

I have played through parts of both of them. I had to leave the AWE (Alan Wake tie-in) DLC as it was a bit too tough for my build at the time I started it but it seems interesting. The Foundation seems to be explain the FBC and the Oldest House more and is pretty interesting so far.

Working my way through Days Gone. I struggled with this a bit at the beginning, but now I am in the zone. Running out of fuel in the middle of nowhere is a real pain in the ass though.

I've been taking a crack at Final Fantasy Tactics. This has always been a rough one for me because it's entirely possible, if not easy, to "do it wrong" and end up with a suboptimal party / build that makes the game way harder than it needs to be. But if I consult guides in an effort to "do it right," it's easy for me to find myself succumbing to analysis paralysis and spend more time obsessing than actually playing the damn game.

hbi2k wrote:

I've been taking a crack at Final Fantasy Tactics. This has always been a rough one for me because it's entirely possible, if not easy, to "do it wrong" and end up with a suboptimal party / build that makes the game way harder than it needs to be. But if I consult guides in an effort to "do it right," it's easy for me to find myself succumbing to analysis paralysis and spend more time obsessing than actually playing the damn game.

Which version? The PSP one is pretty good and there is a mod to remove slow down too. The PS1 version is good too.

The PS1 version. I hear good things about the improvements the PSP version made, but the PS1 version is the one I have ready access to.

Hell Let Loose - I was absorbed with Squad, but decided to dabble back in HLL and it's in great shape. Looks incredible on my new GPU.

Rogue Legacy 2 - I just keep putting off beating the final boss so I can do runs and get more gold. Can I get enough to max out all the castle upgrades? Is it a huge, unnecessary waste of time to do so? I. DON'T. CARE. Great game.

Still bouncing around in a post Elden ring slump so probably going back to my happy place of slay the spire and trying to get to a 30% Heart Kill rate at Ascension 20

It’s Try Everything and See What Sticks weekend.
So far:
Hob (well actually was just finishing that one, so yes)
Horizon Turbo something retro racing game (nope)
Oddworld New & Tasty (nope)
Child of Light (maybe)
Alien: Isolation (yes!)
C&C Remastered (I’m still a mechanical man)

Took a punt on Supraland which is going real well so far. So inventive, and I think it's one of those one person efforts. Only downside is the art style is so bright that my TV is hurting my eyes.

ComfortZone wrote:

Took a punt on Supraland which is going real well so far. So inventive, and I think it's one of those one person efforts. Only downside is the art style is so bright that my TV is hurting my eyes.

Funny, I tried out Supraland yesterday as well. Charming little game. I made it up past the part where you need a battery to open a big blue door. I'll probably keep chipping away at it.

So there's that, plus I'm in Ch.5 of Triangle Strategy, and stuff is starting to happen.

Sundown wrote:
ComfortZone wrote:

Took a punt on Supraland which is going real well so far. So inventive, and I think it's one of those one person efforts. Only downside is the art style is so bright that my TV is hurting my eyes.

Funny, I tried out Supraland yesterday as well. Charming little game. I made it up past the part where you need a battery to open a big blue door. I'll probably keep chipping away at it.

I hope you do! I played a bit more yesterday, and it keeps on surprising (in a good way). I'm not sure how "little" it is either. Last I checked I was about 40% complete after 12+ hours.