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[Video Games] What are you playing? (Omikron Edition)

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by RC Cola, Jan 18, 2022.

  1. tinman

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    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!
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    Since I got my Steam Deck I've been sampling games almost daily.
    • Monster Train: Fairly good card battle game. Pleasing visuals, sound and gameplay. I'll probably put some real time in on this one.
    • Nitro Kid: Seems a little unfinished and it's hard to play on the Deck. Similar to Fights in Tight Spaces but stylistically 1980's. I love turn-based strategy so I'll revisit this after the game gets some QOL updates
    • Right & Down: Fun puzzle dungeon battler where you gradually level up. You can only move right or down which gives you some interesting strategic choices. I'll probably put some time into this one too.
    • Hexologic: Fun math puzzle game. My 7yo loves it.
    • Relic Hunters: This is surprisingly fun and works well on the Deck.
    • Vampire Savior, of course
    The Steam Deck is made for dual-stick shooters so I bought pretty much every game in the top 20 in ratings, so I'll be working my way through those.
     
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    IRL Gran Turismo.
     
  4. RC Cola

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    Haven't played much since finishing Elden Ring. But I did see this just got released on Steam:


    Played a bit of the original on PS3. Pretty good game. A breakout style game. To be honest, I spent much more time with the soundtrack, which is amazing. The devs seem pretty cool, and I know they took a risk in remastering this, but they're trying to satisfy the many requests from fans of the original. And they only charged $10, which seems super cheap for a game these days.
     
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    I discovered RimWorld on Friday and lost Saturday-Monday.

    Is this what addiction feels like?
     
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    https://www.gamesradar.com/michael-jacksons-lost-sega-game-rediscovered-at-a-flea-market/
    Michael Jackson's lost Sega game rediscovered at a flea market
     
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    Finally got a ps5 and playing through Ghost of Tsushima. Haven't enjoyed a game like this in a long time.
     
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  9. Xerobull

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    I played this game 8+ hours a day for a month.

    I uninstalled it last week. It's crack and meth in digital form.

    BTW, Hades is on sale for $12.50.


    Also, this:

     
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    Even though I trashed it a lot, I did pick up CyberPunk 2077 on sale. Still pretty early, but I am enjoying it so far. Performance is all over the place, but I am using high end settings on PC (with RT), and this is an open-world game, so probably not that bad relatively speaking. It is probably much better than it was (and I think it was always better on PC?). A few glitches here and there, but again, think they fixed a lot of the egregious stuff.

    I'm mostly trying to figure out if it is a game that will still be fun after 20 hours, when all the initial "wow" stuff wears off. Think I'll enjoy it quite a bit either way, but I am curious how they deal with that as I continue my playthrough. I'm already getting a bit tired of some basic scenarios. Also funny to me how a game can do such a great job with their crowds (relative to most games), and yet they still end up being too dumb/annoying/forgettable/etc.

    Does seem like a greatly mismanaged project rather than a legit terrible game. Still annoyed by how CDPR handled it (and some of the content), but I'm willing to have them win me back. Their work with Witcher 3 also seems like good stuff.

    REDengine seems pretty good relative to most engines, but might be a good thing if they migrate to UE5.
     
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    Tried Dwarf Fortress yet?
     
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    It’s on my list but I need a solid stretch of productivity before I jump back in to life-sucking simulation.
     
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    I just saw that on Steam and may get it. I'm going to wait until around the 22nd in case it goes on sale (although it was just released on Steam). I've never played it, but apparently it influenced Minecraft and these guys have been at it for 20 years. I can support something like that.
     
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    It's actually free if you download it from the author's website, which looks like it hasn't been updated since they started the game:

    http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/
     
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    Oh, you're talking about the "O.G." version. I'd probably go blind trying to play that version. That version looks ancient even for the early 2000's. I'm more about game play than graphics, but damn, even I have my limits. The "new" version is what I was talking about :
     
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    Yeah, those hyper simulation micro manager games are such a chore to me now.

    I need stuff I can pick up for 30 minutes, get a dopamine hit, and put down just as easily.
     
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    Yeah, sim or world-building games take up too much of my time. I was developing people, doing admin work, thinking about finances, raising a family, I felt like I was paying to go to work and have real-life problems. I play games to have fun or blow off steam lol.

    So strictly casual now with a focus on real-life priorities rather than virtual ones, quick enjoyable games pretty much.
     
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    All I can say about Rimworld is that you can pause it and walk away. Then come back for a 30 minute session and then it’s next Tuesday.
     
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    Contemplating a Nintendo Switch purchase (yah...I know...late to the game but life has me busy). Currently playing Pokemon Go on my Google Pixel 7 Pro.
     
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    It’s worth it.
     
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