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What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them?

What have you been playing lately? Discussion about video games and board games are both welcome. Please don't just make a list of titles, give some thoughts about the game(s) as well.

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    sky_Pharaoh
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    Just beat Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order last night. I really enjoyed the characters and the plot, and the different planets you explore are so beautiful. But the navigational aspect of the game was...

    Just beat Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order last night. I really enjoyed the characters and the plot, and the different planets you explore are so beautiful. But the navigational aspect of the game was so poorly designed in my opinion and it really hampered my enjoyment of the game. Would it have been so hard to maybe put fast travel into the game? In the beginning I was having a lot of fun and couldn’t put the controller down but by the end I was kinda tired of it and was relieved it was over.

    Still a really good game but it got kinda tedious so I can’t give it more than an 8/10.

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    1. kwyjibo
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      That was my exact experience with SW:JFO too. I really liked everything but controls and navigation was just awful. You are more patient than I am, because I didn't finish it.

      That was my exact experience with SW:JFO too. I really liked everything but controls and navigation was just awful. You are more patient than I am, because I didn't finish it.

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    2. ntngps
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      I think a lack of fast travel was kind of the point (Dark Souls Dark Souls Dark Souls) but I agree. The level design just wasn't engaging enough. A very solid game, but the whole time I was...

      I think a lack of fast travel was kind of the point (Dark Souls Dark Souls Dark Souls) but I agree. The level design just wasn't engaging enough.
      A very solid game, but the whole time I was thinking "the sequel to this is going to be VERY good"

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  2. herson
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    I finished Dark Souls on Sunday, it was a very good game that have aged pretty well. Elden Ring was my first souls game and at first I was worried I was going to miss some of the advanced gameplay...

    I finished Dark Souls on Sunday, it was a very good game that have aged pretty well.

    Elden Ring was my first souls game and at first I was worried I was going to miss some of the advanced gameplay elements (like jumping), but no, I actually liked the simpler mechanics, the bosses character design is more unique and interesting than in Elden Ring and the story is an equal mess.

    There was only two things I didn't like about the game:

    • It feels really claustrophobic: I know it's to demonstrate how your sword can clash with the walls if you don't have enough space, but it has too many narrow corridors and places where the camera is covered almost entirely by the character's back. But at least it doesn't have horrible platforming sections like in Elden Ring.
    • You can only equip two rings: most of the time I equipped Havel's ring to quick roll, so I pretty much just had room for one other ring depending of which zone I was on.

    I would probably try to 100% even though I didn't care about covenants or maybe just jump directly to Dark Souls 3.


    I also played Trine 2, it still looks amazing, specially on ultra-wide monitors.

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  3. knocklessmonster
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    We'll see if I come to regret it, but I came back to New Vegas. I'm having fun finding new things, and seem to have shook the problems I had (ambience and RAD systems giving me severe anxiety). I...

    We'll see if I come to regret it, but I came back to New Vegas. I'm having fun finding new things, and seem to have shook the problems I had (ambience and RAD systems giving me severe anxiety). I wanted to go for an NCR run, and completely nuked everything to restart, and switched from the GOG to Steam version. I just finished "Come Fly With Me" in an unexpected way, and have been having fun with the game so far knowing more of what I'm doing, and not jumping at the sounds of shifting buildings and the chirp of a geiger counter. I'm committed to having a follower, with Boone so far, which also levels it out significantly and helps a lot in rough combat situations.

    Redout: Enhanced Edition: The devs describe it aptly: "Redout is a tribute to the old racing monsters such as F-Zero, WipeOut, Rollcage, and POD." I had a WipeOut 2-pack on PS3, and love F-Zero, so this game is definitely my type, and it's a blast hurtling through the courses and racking up medals.

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  4. Akir
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    I just started playing a fan translation of Mizzurna Falls. I haven’t gotten anywhere yet, but the writing is pretty good. The design is incredibly ambitious for its time and I’m actually...

    I just started playing a fan translation of Mizzurna Falls. I haven’t gotten anywhere yet, but the writing is pretty good. The design is incredibly ambitious for its time and I’m actually surprised at how well it works - a fully 3D open world complete with working vehicles and people moving along in real time on the PS1 is no small accomplishment. Though in some cases textures are so low resolution that a single pixel can be larger than your character’s head. It’s a bit jarring to switch between fairly detailed tree bitmaps and cabins with so little detail it looks like they didn’t want to show you more than an impression of it.

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  5. Tardigrade
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    I got my deck this week and have been enjoying some styles of games I've not played for a while with the new controls. I've started pokemon uranium which has been a lot of fun and harks back to...

    I got my deck this week and have been enjoying some styles of games I've not played for a while with the new controls.

    I've started pokemon uranium which has been a lot of fun and harks back to the graphics era of the first pokemon game I played which was platinum. It's had a few graphical stutters but other than that has been good fun to play and since pokemon is the way it is the stutters aren't too painful.

    The other new game I've tried on the deck is owlboy. I've only played about an hour but I'm enjoying it so far and only picked it up because it was listed as "great on deck" so I'm glad that's there to shed some light on some lesser seen depths of my library.

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  6. ntngps
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    Neon White! A wonderfully silly mashup of speed-running platformer/shooter and visual novel. I wish they had a bigger budget to animate some of the visual novel parts, but the level design is top...

    Neon White! A wonderfully silly mashup of speed-running platformer/shooter and visual novel. I wish they had a bigger budget to animate some of the visual novel parts, but the level design is top notch. One of my GOTYs so far.

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  7. under
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    I started playing Vault of the Void this week. It's an amazing roguelite deckbuilder that takes the usual formula and removes most of the RNG that is so usual to it. You can add and remove card...

    I started playing Vault of the Void this week. It's an amazing roguelite deckbuilder that takes the usual formula and removes most of the RNG that is so usual to it. You can add and remove card whenever you want betwen fights, the game shows you what the event rewards are so you can plan a route to make a build and overall it's very polished. Highly recommend it to any fans of the genre.

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