What are you nerds playing this weekend?

renswic

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Been playing Skywalker Saga with my 7yr old, pretty good. Most of my game time these days ends up being lego star wars or minecraft during his saturday game time
I've been enjoying it. I play for a bit then copy the save file to my 5yr son's profile.
 

harmattan

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Going back for a 3rd play-through of AC Unity. It's an unpolished gem, I'm convinced at this point it's the best AC in many ways.
 

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For those unaware, Quake and Quake II RTX have received some nice updates relatively recently and are worth a revisit if you enjoy those games and haven't played them in a while. Also, Duke Nukem 3D is now supported by Raze, a fork of GZDoom, and there is a nice enhanced resource pack for it on moddb with upscaled textures, sprites, and skyboxes -- as well as music and stuff. It's a simple install and the game looks better than ever.

In an effort to play something newer along with all my oldschool gaming, I think I'm going to revisit Shadow of the Tomb Raider soon since it's had several patches since I last played.
 

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Just finished a first person Lovecraft horror detective game called Call of Cthulhu. Loved it. Amnesia Rebirth is next.
Which "Call of Cthulhu" did you play? The one from a few years ago, or the one from the 2000s? I've been considering picking up the more recent one, but read mixed reviews.
 

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Now that I'm done with Elden Ring (and I don't feel like making a NG+ run), I plan on playing the Hitman Trilogy/Hitman 3 Deluxe via Gamepass. I haven't played a Hitman game since the Xbox 360, but have always been intrigued by the concept. If it ends up not being my thing, I might try going back to Fallout 76.
 

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Which "Call of Cthulhu" did you play? The one from a few years ago, or the one from the 2000s? I've been considering picking up the more recent one, but read mixed reviews.
I've played both but this one is the more recent one from 2018. It was very good IMO. A spooky detective game.
 

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I'm going to be playing a mixture of games this weekend.

Cyberpunk 2077 with update 1.52.1 - Starting new game in the event the patch of the patch introduces oddities.

Elden Ring - Starting a new character, haven't decided which class as of yet

Far Cry New Dawn - Getting ready to take on the twins for the fourth time and also going for 100% in-game challenges.

Forge of Empires - Getting through Asteroid Belt, about halfway done
 

Niner21

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Going old school for a little while since I sent out my video card to EVGA for the step up. Running the old GT 1030 which surprisingly has played some games at 3840 X 2160 okay.
Flatout 2
COD Black Ops
COD Ghosts
 

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King Arthur Knights Tale going to take a while to download rumored 200+ gig file size not sure of compression.
 

Domingo

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Am tinkering around with Tunic since it's a Gamepass game. Plus, I like the developer, Finji. It's enjoyable, although it's trying a little too hard to be a successor to the original Legend of Zelda. It's also a hair esoteric for my tastes. I've already run into a few seemingly impossible spots that were only that way because the game doesn't tell you enough. Still, it's fun once you start to figure things out.
 

Pivo504

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Am tinkering around with Tunic since it's a Gamepass game. Plus, I like the developer, Finji. It's enjoyable, although it's trying a little too hard to be a successor to the original Legend of Zelda. It's also a hair esoteric for my tastes. I've already run into a few seemingly impossible spots that were only that way because the game doesn't tell you enough. Still, it's fun once you start to figure things out.
I played thru the end really good game prob one of my favorite of 2022!
 

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I'm playing through Skyrim at the moment. I bought the Anniversary Edition on PS5 and I can't stop playing it. lol. I've never played Skyrim so much and I never beat it before even on PC where I put MAYBE 20 hours into it. I am just playing through literally everything and idk if I'll ever complete it at this point.

Also I am finding myself just obsessively looting and selling everything even 50+ hours later into this game... running around with over 130,000 gold. I feel like a gold hoarder at this point.

I just got Chernobylite the other day. I played the PS4 version, but returned it to Gamefly after a couple minutes because the resolution and framerate bothered me. After hearing there was going to be a updated PS5 version I waited for that. So I have that installed and ready to go now... but... I just can't stop playing Skyrim. lol. So maybe I'll get to it at some point.

Also every once in a while I'll pop in Gran Turismo 7 when I feel like racing, but... just can't stop playing Skyrim long enough to enjoy it so yeah.

So in summary... I am mostly playing Skyrim and don't care for any other game coming out. I've skipped every big exclusive release this year with the exception of GT7... but that was before Skyrim's Anniversary Edition.
 

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I played thru the end really good game prob one of my favorite of 2022!

I completed it this morning. Solid game, but I don't know if it's my style of game anymore. I felt like I was battling the game mechanics from beginning to end. I do really appreciate the Zelda-style instruction manual artwork, though. Seems like some folks really love it and others are indifferent, so I'll just chalk it up to my own tastes. Still, it's tough to argue with the price of something I got via Gamepass.
 

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I completed it this morning. Solid game, but I don't know if it's my style of game anymore. I felt like I was battling the game mechanics from beginning to end. I do really appreciate the Zelda-style instruction manual artwork, though. Seems like some folks really love it and others are indifferent, so I'll just chalk it up to my own tastes. Still, it's tough to argue with the price of something I got via Gamepass.
Oh yeah game pass is such an amazing value. I've Literally played 15 games for a total of 12 dollars lol each of those cost anywhere from 19 to 40 so crazy value..
 

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I completed it this morning. Solid game, but I don't know if it's my style of game anymore. I felt like I was battling the game mechanics from beginning to end. I do really appreciate the Zelda-style instruction manual artwork, though. Seems like some folks really love it and others are indifferent, so I'll just chalk it up to my own tastes. Still, it's tough to argue with the price of something I got via Gamepass.
What has been your fav game of 2021 & 2022?
 

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Currently playing the UT3 campaign cooperatively with my brother on the hard difficulty setting. The bots in this game are whack compared to UT2004. One moment they are shooting me through tiny crevices a mile away with aimbot precision, and then the next they are stuck facing a corner somewhere on the level. I live super rurally so I have zero low latency options until my Starlink order is filled.

I've put Elden Ring on the back burner for the moment. I'm about done with the Haligtree area and then I just have to beat the cosmic penis dragon, but I feel like beating him or not beating him is the same difference to me at this point. It's funny because I was in the first 3% to beat everything up until that point and now it seems over 1/3 of the people already beat it (which is super impressive given the amount of players that is and how large the game is).
 

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What has been your fav game of 2021 & 2022?
Overall? Elden Ring (by far) with Resident Evil Village, Deathloop, and Cyberpunk 2077 as runners up.
For GamepPass? Forza Horizon and Halo Infinite are/were both great. Back 4 Blood has its charm, but it's a bit repetitious.
 

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Overall? Elden Ring (by far) with Resident Evil Village, Deathloop, and Cyberpunk 2077 as runners up.
For GamepPass? Forza Horizon and Halo Infinite are/were both great. Back 4 Blood has its charm, but it's a bit repetitious.
Would you recommend elden ring if I didn't really care for dark souls? I've been watching videos of it and it looks amazing. Also would you highly recommend re village? I love RE2 remake but village just seems off..
 

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Would you recommend elden ring if I didn't really care for dark souls? I've been watching videos of it and it looks amazing. Also would you highly recommend re village? I love RE2 remake but village just seems off..

Elden Ring is a Souls game, but it's not as hardcore as the others are. It's absolutely still challenging, but the game mechanics are intentionally less frustrating. It's also way, way, way larger and geared around exploration. For someone totally new to the series, I'd probably just watch some tutorial and "things I wish I knew..." videos right after you begin. Nothing spoiler'y, but just some things to help a new player get acclimated with ability scores, the weapon upgrade system, combat style, etc.

Village is like a hybrid of RE7 and RE4. It's not quite a first person shooter (at least outside of the highest difficulty), but it's more action oriented than all of the others except 6. That said, I think it's the second best game in the series behind 4. It has a gothic horror vibe that I really enjoyed. The only knock on it is that it's not all that long.
 

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake or God of War, or maybe both. Kind of mixed on which I should go for first. Want to try FF7 because it is such an iconic game but the only FF game I played was FF XV which I didn't care for.
 
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Final Fantasy 7 Remake or God of War, or maybe both. Kind of mixed on which I should go for first. Want to try FF7 because it is such an iconic game but the only FF game I played was FF XV which I didn't care for.
The original is a iconic game. The remake is a turd. Go with GoW.
 

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I found the FF7 remake to be worth playing. The dialogue was cringy and the game was unsatisfying (mainly because it's only like 1/4 of the story), but I enjoyed it for the most part. The gameplay worked well. At this rate we aren't going to see the story end until like 2035, though.
 

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I've been playing FFVII. Trying it on my phone, but I do have the original PC game.
 

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Has anyone played owl boy or astalon tears of earth? Both are on sale
Pivo504 Owl Boy was okay by me, though I am 99% certain that it was targeting nostalgia for a console I never owned as a child.

My note on my games completed tracker:
Coming of age/friendship matters tale with decent exploration and mechanics. A couple of frustrating platforming/racing sections without tools to recover from errors. I don't know why people love this.
 
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