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What Games Are You Playing?

Munky

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If the online rumours and meltdowns are to be believed Microsoft is about to put its games on Playstation.

Beginning of the end for XBox hardware of so.

Sales of the series console are stagnant so the numbers used to justify the Bethesda and Activision acquisitions must no longer hold up.

Game pass never made financial sense to me and I'd imagine less so now with hardware sales under expectations.

After the Starfield reviews only Hifi Rush appeals to me of the recent games.
 

Pugzley

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Baldur’s Gate goes hard. Now if they gave the same upgrades to Neverwinter Nights and the previous Baldur’s Gate games….
 

Pugzley

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If the online rumours and meltdowns are to be believed Microsoft is about to put its games on Playstation.

Beginning of the end for XBox hardware of so.

Sales of the series console are stagnant so the numbers used to justify the Bethesda and Activision acquisitions must no longer hold up.

Game pass never made financial sense to me and I'd imagine less so now with hardware sales under expectations.

After the Starfield reviews only Hifi Rush appeals to me of the recent games.
So Dead or Alive Beach Volleyball on the PS5?
 

ACTPanthers

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Doing another playthrough of Assassins Creed: Valhalla - Was not a fan initially but after hearing someone say that it's not really playable as a traditional AC game and that it's more a hack and slash game I'm finding it really enjoyable. Cut scenes are ridiculously drawn out though.
 

Munky

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Doing another playthrough of Assassins Creed: Valhalla - Was not a fan initially but after hearing someone say that it's not really playable as a traditional AC game and that it's more a hack and slash game I'm finding it really enjoyable. Cut scenes are ridiculously drawn out though.

It's so long!

100 hours according to the clock on ps5.

Dragons Dogma released overnight, I didn't get far in the original but could could make a fun way to spend the long weekend.
 

Nutz

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got a new Xbox over xmas and been stuck into Starfield. The survey mechanics feeds into my obsessive compulsion tendencies :D
I got Starfield for xmas and couldn't get past the opening flight controls "L" plates :)
The graphics are pretty cool.
One day when I'm completely over Halo Infinite I'll give Starfield another go ha ha.
I enjoyed streaming the Halo series. I hope they keep it going.
 

Perth Tiger

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I got Starfield for xmas and couldn't get past the opening flight controls "L" plates :)
The graphics are pretty cool.
One day when I'm completely over Halo Infinite I'll give Starfield another go ha ha.
I enjoyed streaming the Halo series. I hope they keep it going.
I got to say that it was fun to start with but the enjoyment wore off fairly quickly as it became fairly repetitive
 

Bazal

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So I generally play games after theyve already been out for a while. Im only just starting Fall Out 4. I like this type of game i.e FPS/open world however Im really struggling to get into it. Everything im reading about is gamers raving out it yet Im finding it frustrating, the world boring and its fairly complicated. Anyone else played it?

Yeah I tried it and didn't love it, it's ok but the story didn't really grab me and as you say some bits are overcomplicated (building, harvesting, etc.). I didn't stick it out for long

Playing Fallout 4 at the moment as well. I picked the game up on a Steam sale a couple of years ago. I've recently started resuming the game I had going back then. So that was interesting not knowing what the hell was going on at the time.

I wouldn't say it's amazing by any stretch. I'm not interested in Sim City- Fallout so I largely ignore the settlement building part of it. I'll get settlements some basics I guess. Water, beds, defence.
Beyond that the game becomes too much of a trash collecting sim.

I mostly want to do the Far Harbour expansion which I hear is pretty good. Their have been some pretty fun side quests, even if they have been a bit fetchy.

I generally avoid using fast travel, I find it more interesting to walk across the landscape and see what I find along the way.


I started replaying FO4 leading up to the show being released.

It really is two games sort of mashed together, and the main quest is pretty dumb as you get to the end. And there isn't a single Fallout game with good combat tbh. But the strength for me is that you can play it however you like. It's easily one of the most immersive worlds I've played in a game and most of what I like to do is just explore it. I've just hit level 51 this time and have only just got into the Institute and not even started any BOS quests...

it has annoying moments, the fking endless Minutemen quests, but I've always really liked it. Survival mode makes it even more immersive if that's your thing, but I've moved away from gaming like that.

Far Harbour is genuinely very good though. Unlike the main FO4 questline, you can actually make choices and impact the Island by how you choose to complete the Far Harbour main quest. And the creatures are fking vicious. It's also set in Maine, not in the shadow of a nuclear crater, so the environment is much more pleasing IMO.
 

abpanther

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Anyone playing Diablo 4? The season 4 changes are really good, fixed up the loot drops, codex and end game should be better too
 

Shaun Hewitt

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Anyone here kinda just switch off from games periodically?
I tend to drift in and out of gaming, usually start streaming shows instead. Then inevitably return to gaming and the cycle continues.
Just in a rut currently where games aren't holding my attention, even tried and true ones that usually hook me in, just aren't doing the job
 

Vic Mackey

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Anyone here kinda just switch off from games periodically?
I tend to drift in and out of gaming, usually start streaming shows instead. Then inevitably return to gaming and the cycle continues.
Just in a rut currently where games aren't holding my attention, even tried and true ones that usually hook me in, just aren't doing the job

Been me for most of this year. Probably started half a dozen games and given up on them all after a few days.
 

abpanther

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Yeah I definitely get like that.

I find when I do I'll give it a break for a while until there's a big game that I'm really keen on that usually has a good story attached (e.g. Last of Us, God of War, etc.). That then pulls me back in and once I'm done with that I'll start dabbling again in other stuff for a while until I get bored.

I used to be big on sports games but I've gone off them the last few years, just feels really repetitive playing season after season and they all feel pretty much the same after a while (i.e. franchise modes, superstar, ultimate team, etc.). I only really play them now with mates.

I do generally prefer playing games though to watching TV, I enjoy that it's more interactive
 

Misanthrope

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I've been on a real Neverwinter run lately. There's a lot of frustrating P2W elements and squandered potential, but I still appreciate having a game in the D&D world that doesn't look like potato.

Running through the first six Final Fantasy's in the pixel remaster on Switch atm too.
 

Eelectrica

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I've started my honor mode run of Baldurs Gate 3. I'm mostly curious to see how far I get before I wipe. I keep having to remind myself not to do anything stupid just to see what happens.
Picking my way through act 1 still.
 

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