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Re: What are you playing? (games)
« Reply #675 on: April 27, 2020, 01:01:41 PM »
I bought the switch lite when it came out. I had wanted a regular one but it was just a little more than I wanted to pay and I dont have a TV. The switch lite is perfect.

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Re: What are you playing? (games)
« Reply #676 on: April 27, 2020, 04:49:33 PM »
We got the Ring Fit Adventure for Switch over summer, when we couldn't go outside due to smoke.  It's getting a lot of use the last month as well.  This is a game that actually makes me want to do exercise, so I think they nailed that part of it. 

Also have been hooked on Space Base DF-9 lately,  which has then got me wanting to go back to Kerbal Space Program. 

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Re: What are you playing? (games)
« Reply #677 on: April 28, 2020, 06:30:38 AM »
Played through A Plague Tale. It's an indie and there's a good 8hrs play there I'd say, maybe a little more. I certainly have no issues with it's length. Tonally it's bleak, but it' well written in terms of both story and chars. You'll get annoyed with chars, but then you're supposed to as the character your playing does ;)

I highly recommend it. Put it this way, if this looks like your type of game, it probably is... If you see what I mean...
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Re: What are you playing? (games)
« Reply #678 on: May 15, 2020, 08:15:28 PM »
I got what feels like the last ps4 on earth. Currently playing horizon zero dawn and probably bought enough games to last me the next year.

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Re: What are you playing? (games)
« Reply #679 on: May 23, 2020, 09:49:53 PM »
Started on Just Cause 4 (it was 80% off, on Steam.)

So far, it's a bit tedious, and feels like it's trying to be Far Cry, not Just Cause.
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Re: What are you playing? (games)
« Reply #680 on: May 23, 2020, 10:18:22 PM »
Started on Just Cause 4 (it was 80% off, on Steam.)

So far, it's a bit tedious, and feels like it's trying to be Far Cry, not Just Cause.

JC4 was so disappointing after the ludicrous fun of 3. Sure the balloons are a fun little gimmick, but on virtually every other front it's a step back. Graphics are worse, voice acting is less impressive, the story is more mediocre, and the gameplay loop has taking a step back to be less involved. I still go back to mess about in 3 occasionally, but 4 got deleted off my drive a day after I finished it.

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Re: What are you playing? (games)
« Reply #681 on: May 25, 2020, 02:27:43 AM »
I think part of it is that the map is basically one ginormous, huge, gonzo island, and my simple brain can't chunk that down into areas, like it could with JC3 (the left-hand island chain, the right-hand island chain, and the big daddy island at the top.)

I also get annoyed with arbitrary time limits, like when I have to destroy five widgets in a certain time limit... or they will reset... widgets that I have just blown to pieces, the Rico Rodriguez way. Presumably the little fix-ity fairies come along on a schedule or something.
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Re: What are you playing? (games)
« Reply #682 on: May 26, 2020, 02:17:24 AM »
SnowRunner - Everything is wrong with this 'game'. Its endless fetch quests, its progression is glacial, it's buggy, its UI and mechanics are janky. Yet, I can't stop playing it... It is essentially you driving trucks in the most insanely bullshit terrain ever, delivering stuff. It's quite pretty I suppose, and it's certainly fair when it comes to buying and selling the trucks and parts in game (never changes the prices so you can sell everything if you screw up and buy stuff that's more appropriate). You'll definitely have to watch a few guides to get how the game mechanics work as there are loops to jump through to do stuff.

However it's a strangely zen experience to play. Put some music on and the album seemingly finishes in the blink of an eye. It's a time sink like few things I've ever experienced. The daft thing being that you hardly achieve anything in terms of progression. Man it's slow, but the whole thing is slow. In some terrain I found myself mashing the throttle in low range then putting a podcast on while it climbed itself out.

...and yet I keep playing it.

At this rate I can see me enjoying Death Stranding or Euro Truck Simulator.
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Re: What are you playing? (games)
« Reply #683 on: May 26, 2020, 11:11:45 AM »
as a former CDL holder I can't even with the concept of a truck driving simulator ... cannot even
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Re: What are you playing? (games)
« Reply #684 on: May 26, 2020, 01:22:12 PM »
I scoffed at friends who became obsessed with Eurotruck Simulator... It's escapism of a sort I suppose, so it probably won't work for wagon drivers. Much like I can't see pilots firing up Flight Simulator for kicks.
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Re: What are you playing? (games)
« Reply #685 on: May 26, 2020, 02:43:09 PM »
someone somewhere is driving a virtual tractor or combine as part of some farming simulator game which is ostensibly even worse ... I don't miss farming either. I just googled the factual basis for that claim and sure enough, farming simulator is apparently a multi-platform game available for xbox, ps4, switch, etc
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Re: What are you playing? (games)
« Reply #686 on: June 06, 2020, 11:34:51 PM »
Picked up Jurassic Park Evolution through Humble Bundle.

It's vaguely fun, but not engrossing, and I felt faintly guilty for wasting so much time on it. Plus some of the mechanics annoyed me. If helping the science team pisses off the commerce and security teams, then the company boss needs to call them to his office, tell them to put their big boy britches on, and get over themselves.
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Re: What are you playing? (games)
« Reply #687 on: June 11, 2020, 08:54:41 PM »
Bought "Fire Emblem: Three Houses" earlier today and.... it's silly to say this, but it is irksome for a very silly reason.

The game play is fine, the story and writing are fine, and it has been fun so far overall.

But... it seems they used a ton of the same voice actors as one of my all time favorite games, Persona 5. So it keeps pulling me out of things when I hear Morgana's or Haru's voices come out of these new characters.

My brain is a very silly place sometimes....

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Re: What are you playing? (games)
« Reply #688 on: June 11, 2020, 08:56:36 PM »
I just recently started playing Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness.

I needed to find a way to relax in another world.  So far I like the vast amount of crafting possibilities, nice mountains, and the battle system is surprising given that it was a PS3 game...

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