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What games have you been playing lately?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,295 ✭✭✭ Mr Crispy


    Thinking of picking up Expeditions: Rome but not sure I have enough time to give it justice at the moment.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,283 ✭✭✭✭ wotzgoingon


    Anyone here play control. Started it this evening. Seems ok so far. You wouldn't want to be psychotic in anyway if you were to play it. You may start believing the things they say in the game.



  • Registered Users Posts: 25,714 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    Only 1 of 2 games I've platinumed on Playstation. Really liked it.

    Started Half Life Alyx. Playing using Quest 2 and all going okay so far.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10 Anakonda228


    Hope you are all enjoying these games! Two games I suggest, if you haven't played them yet, are The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Age of Empires 2!



  • Registered Users Posts: 574 ✭✭✭ cheezums


    started witcher 3 for the first time. i'm finding it boring i have to say. loads of cutscenes, bad movement, bad boring combat, very little customization. the world is split up into 5 smaller areas. disappointing.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,444 ✭✭✭ Glebee


    Give it a chance. I remember I had to start it twice or three times before it finally clicked and then I could not get enough.



  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 21,670 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Kiith


    Fully sucked into Project Zomboid now. Had a few short runs, always ending in disaster, but have a good solid character now with some weapons and a decent car. Working on getting my Mechanics skill up so i can actually repair the car when needed, and need to fortify me defences a fair bit.

    Superb little game.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,295 ✭✭✭ Mr Crispy


    I must see if I can run this on my laptop. Have been watching it from afar for ages.



  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 21,670 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Kiith


    Things got a little hectic 😂




  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 21,670 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Kiith


    Things did not end well for me.

    Took a run into town to get some skill books of all things, weapon broke, left hand bitten, decided to bleach myself to death in my safehouse. So long survivor!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 843 ✭✭✭ brady12


    bought myself valheim and gifted it to the nephew.two us addicted to it tonight was our third night playing it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 523 ✭✭✭ vlad2009


    Tarkov Tarkov Tarkov ;)



  • Registered Users Posts: 574 ✭✭✭ cheezums


    Mortal Online 2. serious server issues which hopefully they will sort out next week. Par for the course for mmorpg launches really.

    But the game itself is amazing. best MMORPG i've ever played. It's like a mix of Ultima Online and Skyrim, with a bit of EVE online thrown in.



  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 21,670 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Kiith


    The full PvP looting puts me off it a bit tbh. Just opens you up for constant griefing.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,627 ✭✭✭✭ Ads by Google


    Picked up Horizon Zero Dawn on PC. Christ it's good.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,021 ✭✭✭✭ Mr. CooL ICE


    Finished Doom Eternal a few weeks ago and am just about done with the Outer Wilds DLC. Have been playing Cities Skylines a little when I wanted to just relax.


    Haven't decided what to play next. Possibly Prey is next on my list.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,283 ✭✭✭✭ wotzgoingon


    Prey.

    That is a great game you won't be disappointed.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,752 ✭✭✭ Stone Deaf 4evr


    I'm approaching the end of Guardians of the Galaxy, which has been really enjoyable, quite long too, although that could also be due to the fact that I'm also spreading myself around Tarkov, Hunt Showdown and Pubg, which are all excellent at the moment.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,486 ✭✭✭ Homelander


    I haven't played anything new in a really long time.

    Fallout 76, Overwatch, Apex Legends, Enlisted still taking up most of my time.

    Pretty incredible when OW cost me about €15 4+ years ago, Fallout is on Game Pass and the other two are both Free2Play. Have spent money on Apex in the past though, same for Enlisted.

    I know everyone's all about Hell Let Loose but I genuinely prefer Enlisted. Feels like a mix between Battlefield and Call of Duty 2.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,481 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    Total War Warhammer 3 has just released this morning. Probably my favourite series at the moment so will be playing this for years to come. Very pleased.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 22,913 ✭✭✭✭ ShadowHearth


    I love warhammer universe and a specially 40k. So Totalwar Warhammer series were always something I wanted to play got both games ages ago, got docs over several sales, but every time I tried to play it, I was overwhelmed and quit. About a month ago I decided to put my big boy pants and learn to play the damn thing! Put about 50h, tried and failed with different races, until I tried Empire ( a few times... ) and finally got to 200ish turns, became number 1 power and learn how to play ( badly, but I at least I can survive past first 20 turns lol )


    Needless to say I preordered WH3 on steam ( even if I could just play it on game pass ) and had yesterday and today off. Watched a ton of YouTube of WH3 campaign videos.

    I out 8h in yesterday and would have been more if misses did not wanted to have a few drinks hehe.

    Did prologue due to story reasons and started playing as Ogres. I absolutely love them so far and their playstyle is unique, but not too complicated, so I am doing not bad so far. Plus it's a first faction I play aggressively in battles, instead of hugging a map corner hehe.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,481 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    Yep it is overwhelming as **** to start off with. I've been playing TWW2 for years now and have hundreds of hours in so pretty comfortable with it but I know how you feel. Having played a bit of 3, I think there's some bugs that need to be fixed and maybe another look at how the campaign works but I'm really really looking forward to the massive map they'll release later this year, that'll be where all my hours go. And some (all?) of the best TWW2 content was DLC so looking forward to what they come up with here. All going well there'll be years of content.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,373 ✭✭✭ EoinHef


    Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    Never played the series years ago so decided to give it a go. 1 and 2 are rough because the gameplay is so dated but I will say there's very few gemes that I've really got into the story but it does drag you in in mass effect.

    Thankfully 3 still holds its own compared to modern cover shooters so is much better to play.

    Gonna download Lost Ark and give it bash after I've finished Mass Effect



  • Registered Users Posts: 22,913 ✭✭✭✭ ShadowHearth


    Hehe, I got only 75h ish on WH2 and most of it is put in in the last month or two hehe. So I am still very "Green" at it.

    I managed put 16h over two days I had off ( don't judge! ) and got to turn 80 with Ogres and I really like them. Ironically I though, they will be my last choice. I went with Skrag though, I liked his map position more then main Ogre Lord.

    I most likely will lose this campaign anyway, as I still sick at the game and I am learning their mechanics, but I will want to try with them again properly. As at the moment, pretty much everyone hates me and I am rank 2 in strength. The silver lining is that rank 1 Kislev is still a bit far from me hehe.

    Can't wait for my next day off, so I can sink my teeth in to it again.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,481 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    I've gotten about 10 hours into TWW3 now (thanks kids) and I think they need to tidy up a few things. This is nitpicking and overall I'm really liking it.


    The Great Bastion takes attrition like every other settlement, this makes zero sense as it can't be encircled. It should not take attrition. This means you need an army nearby at all times basically which is annoying.


    You should not ever build the walls in a T3 settlement because you'll come under siege and just get starved out because of the way attrition works now, from turn 1 of being under siege. Without the walls they'll just attack. Don't build the walls.


    There are some really **** bugs such as supply lines being applied for every Lord you've ever recruited, active or not, that are really really detrimental. I hope they fix them ASAP.


    Minor settlement sieges are great and a huge improvement on game 2. I'm not mad on the defences just rebuilding themselves though and there's some weird allocation of towers to capture points, e.g. in Praag it really stands out. There's no point in building towers almost there.


    The campaign mechanics suck. The rifts, the Chaos realms, they just suck imo. Spending 5 or 6 turns in a Chaos realm just to get booted out for no progress is pretty much just hostile to the player. I'm going to mod my game so the rifts stop vomiting out armies.

    But I'll be putting a hell of a lot of hours into this. Playing Cathay now and between Kislev and Ogres next.



  • Registered Users Posts: 22,913 ✭✭✭✭ ShadowHearth


    Looks like a lot of people don't like the whole chaos real mechanic in campaign. It's not that rewarding for the effort you put. Specially at the start of campaing as you pretty much have to dedicate your main army to go in there for a lot of turns. There are even mods to remove the whole damn thing already, which I understand.

    I personally watching on YouTube Kislev, Kathy and Demon Prince playthrougs after work, before passing out in bed. ( leave home at 10 and back at 11 at night, so not much time left to myself ) This way i Get at least some WH content during work days. So far whole Chaos realm thing just feels annoying and not very fun. I guess it's the reason why I am on turn 80 and I just went to Slanesh once to get seduced and get a good chunk of gold, that I really needed. Other then that I just close down rifts.

    Actually closing down rifts a bit of a pain in a gap too, because when your empire expands, you need to keep some forces deep in your territory, just to be able to get those rifts under control.


    Other then that, I really like it. One of the the things that I really like, is that you can trade settlements now. When I played WH2 as empire, I loved ability to take over settlements from non human factions that invaded Empire and then give them back to original owner. Which makes you a lot of good "karma" and you can have some good allies taking blows away from you, while you focus somewhere else. Now in WH3, I can take over settlements that are not suitable for me, but I just gift them or sell them to ally faction, to make a little buffer from me and other threats.



  • Registered Users Posts: 22,913 ✭✭✭✭ ShadowHearth


    Jaysus, looks like boards.ie is really dead now. In fairness, I was not much around until WH3 came out.


    Anyway, I had day off today, so last night and today, I had some quality time with warhammer and a glass of wine.

    Again, really love Ogres. They are so far my favourite faction out of all of the ones I tried. First faction that I aggressively charge in to enemy armies and not just hug a corner amd hope for the best.

    Making a wee ogre ball and sending it in to one side of enemy flank never gets old. Then have ledbealchers just pepper the middle of the enemy army. To finish off send 2 Stonehorns to opposite flank. After that enjoy the show hehe.

    The other thing is, that Ogres can have stupid amount of money and income thanks to camps. I love having defensive armies in important parts of me empire and its even easier with camps. You can have 6 armies, 4 of them sitting in camps waiting for something to wonder in, while your 2 main armies just go HAM.

    Finally got 2 Souls. Slanesh and Khorn. Auto resolved the main battles as I sow them on YouTube and really could not be arsed. And after doing it myself, I dislike concept even more. My main legendary lord pretty much goes to portal, spends all time in chaos Real, gets soul and then spends pretty much all his time in garrison getting debuff off. By the time it's gone, a new wave of portals opened...



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,373 ✭✭✭ EoinHef


    So I managed to finish Mass Effect Legendary edition having never played the games years ago.

    Enjoyed it overall,story was good,gameplay in 3 was great,glad I took the time to play them.

    I started Lost Ark the other day and I'm level 21 now so prob about 10 hrs in. The quests are awful,like the most cookie cutter quests you can imagine which let's it down,gets tedious in between combat even with a mount.

    The combat is stunning but not sure I'll continue with it for the moment or not.



  • Registered Users Posts: 22,913 ✭✭✭✭ ShadowHearth


    Well, I just won my very first campaign in Warhammer Totalwar!!! It was on normal difficulty and i did save scummed, but i dont care, its the most I ever achoeved in these series. Was playing exclusively WH3 since it launched.

    Not sure if I want to give a small break or go with Khorn next!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,373 ✭✭✭ EoinHef


    Still turtling away at Lost Ark here and there,gonna hit level 50 the next time I login.

    Combat is so so good,slower paced diablo style combat in an MMO world.

    Biggest issue is the quests are truely awful. Like zero imagination. You can literally get quests where you walk about 5 meters away from the giver to someone to talk to. Then you go back and forth between the two despite them being right beside each other about 3 or 4 times to complete the quest. Some of the worst busy work I've seen in a long time.



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