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What games have you been playing lately?



  • Registered Users Posts: 62 ✭✭ Lamar Davis

    Just hit 4k Hours in 7 days to die,i should really play something else🤣

  • Registered Users Posts: 467 ✭✭ Dave1711

    Buried in FF14 lately with a bit ok Pokemon Unite on the side.

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

    Started Psychonauts tonight so not too far into it yet

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,931 ✭✭✭ eyerer

    I've started Wonder boy and the Dragons trap after finishing Skyward Sword.

    Apparently it's not a difficult game but the underground part that brings you to the ninja dojo is a big difficulty spike imo

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

    Cant find anything to grab my attention these days, dont know how many games ive started, played for a couple of hours and uninstalled..

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12 figleaf25

    Divinity Original Sin 2

    Its crazy hard at the start and the story takes awhile to get going but its one of the most satisfying experiences you can have on a PC if you manage to get yourself to the end.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,832 ✭✭✭ Useful.Idiot

    Yep I'm really enjoying it so far. My last post on here in June mentioned how I was in Act 2 and I'm still on Act 2 even though playing it a couple of times a week. It's quite a hefty game! We're pretty much wrecking everything in every battle so looking forward to the difficulty scaling up in the next acts. I'm running a Summoner/Archer build which is very effective but I've read summons don't scale too well in later Acts so might re-spec fully into Ranged/Huntsman when they lose their effectiveness.

    Has anyone given Humankind a go yet? I keep hovering over it on Steam and reading the reviews but haven't given in to temptation. It seems there's a good few bugs so may wait a while before considering purchasing.

    Finished Dark Souls Remastered recently but copped on I missed the DLC so playing through NG+ to get to the DLC. I have also started playing both Hollow Knight and Dragon Age: Origins which are both excellent so doing a lot of juggling between games recently!

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,496 ✭✭✭✭ dreamers75

    Arma 3 again but this time playing Vindicta its like a Taliban simulator, its a very good mission.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,051 ✭✭✭ Static M.e.

    Humankind is on the Xbox for PC app so could sub for a month and try it. I downloaded it but I havent tried it yet.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,018 ✭✭✭ _CreeD_

    I gave 12 minutes a quick go at the weekend, not for me I think after 2 runs. But I hate repetition so that's probably not suprising :), still Gamepass giveth so I tryeth.

    Spent about a week on Terminator Resistance and it was surprisingly fun. Janky and archaic looking but they do a decent enough job on the story and the core gameplay is good though never great. I'll give games like this a lot of leeway for knowing what they are but doing it well, in this case a simple 2010 like FPS that masters just being 'good'. Worth a go when 20 or less.

    Just started Necromunda Hired Gun (I'm in an FPS mood lately). While more polished than Terminator Resistance it falls into that same bucket for me, it know's is a B-movie game and doesn't pretend to be anything other than a silly gorefest. Movement is superb and the options and implementation there are some of the best I've seen in many years but the level design (in tactical terms not aesthetics) and AI don't really match that freedom. Still again good silly fun so far with the only real gripe being the super heavy geordie accent on the female lead, it drives me nuts every time she talks.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 63,018 ✭✭✭✭ Overheal

    I went ahead and took the plunge on Hardspace: Shipbreakers

    It didn't even occur to me at the time this was made by Blackbird Interactive - of Homeworld Acclaim. Nor did it click that Shipbreakers was the working title of Deserts of Kharak (before they secured the Homeworld IP rights). However, the devs are clear this is not Homeworld - it takes place in the sol system, Arizona is it's own nation according to your employment agreement, etc. and the devs plan to expand the Hardspace universe - I'd assume with other space jobs, like a freighter captain, or down the road combat - because, can we talk about this explosion? This was a bug encountered by a user - ships are not supposed to explode when they load in. But LOOK AT THIS EXPLOSION. This is realtime, fully destructible ships.

    This game has a lot of potential. Still in Early Access, I haven't encountered too many bugs, but the story arc is still being fleshed out and I think there are still some planned features. The devs have warned save progress is to be reset soon (and might again before 1.0) but I'm alright with that. There's enough content as it is to be enjoyable - I've already played about 20 hours of it, and I haven't gotten very far up the certifications/levels to unlock bigger ships etc. the plan is for 40+ hours story and lore content at launch.

  • Registered Users Posts: 63,018 ✭✭✭✭ Overheal

    Oh **** it. Now I’m a Star Citizen.

    the choice of starter ship apparently didn’t matter too much (aurora, Bc bunk and box storage and ability to ferry players) because everyone I’ve met has been really nice. Wanna gun a turret? Want a tour? Wanna fly my corvette? Uhm yeah okay! One guy gave me his Pisces for a whole session, there’s no penalty right now to pull ships and let other players use them or wreck them so why not. Fun world event happening now too where everyone in the instance (currently 50 players max) all have to take down the new capital ships they’ll be adding to the game when they up the player cap to accommodate the sheer size of these ships, like the Javelin Destroyer, which can fit dozens of players.

    my buddy meanwhile caught the itch. He backed in 2014 with a mustang. He bought a $100 cutlass and is looking at a HOTASS :D

    ICYWW the game is - for an alpha, incredibly playable, the latest update added the last planet to the first system, you can fly throughout the gas giant now and there’s a bespin-like cloud city. the elevators are buggy as hell, you will have to reload the game a good amount, but dammit we are having a blast.

    last night during the event our IFF bugged and I was gunning for a pug, I blew up the other player ship, both ships apparently went IFF red for some reason but we got a crime stat. To clear it, we had to fly to grim hex station, a place where you can hack thhe criminal database to wipe your slate clean. Oh, but me and my new pug had to kill everyone we met in there. He handed me a crypto key to clear my name but it fell through the floor. After he cleared his name, another player murdered him (and probably got his own crimestat) I killed them, but then someone else killed me. So I ended up in a prison colony. To get out I had to either wait 4 hours or toil in the mines (I toiled in the mines) there’s a way to break out of prison involving lots of parkour but unfortunately the route was bugged so I became a gem miner. I earned my chicken flavor nutrient bar.

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

    Octopath Traveler, lovely little game.

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

    Instead of tackling the backlog, I randomly started to replay Prince of Persia Warrior Within. Nearly finished but won't get back to it until the new year.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,369 ✭✭✭✭ partyjungle

    Was very hopeful for Inscryption as I absolutely love all the other games by the developer but I just find the card game mechanic a bore. Disappointing for such a highly rated game.

  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 14,472 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dcully

    Playing Hell Let Loose pretty much exclusively these days, the odd bit of Bf2042 here and there with my brother as he enjoys it but meh its not great.

    Once my Fanatec DD PRO arrives most of my gaming time will be on racing sims Automobilista 2, ACC and Dirt Rally2.

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

    Assassins Creed:Origins. About 40hours into this at the moment. Nearly complete I think. Swore that I would race through and just complete the main missions but could not resist all those ! marks on the maps for the side missions. Im getting to the board stage with it now though that always kicks in with AC games. Decent game in fairness. Will need a long break though before I go back to an AC game. Have played a good bit of Odyssey and a small bit of Valhalla so might go back to Valhalla at some stage.

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

    Empyrion: Galactic Survival

    I'm a sucker for a space game

    Still very janky but they have consistently updated the game(it's in early access) so plenty to do.

    They probably need to do a few months of bug fixes rather than content but I've enjoyed jumping back in recently.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,270 ✭✭✭ Heckler

    Anyone tried Ready or Not ?

    Downloaded from steam earlier as I'm a big fan of Rainbow 6, SWAT 4 etc. and have been keeping an eye on it for a while.

    Fired it up to see how it would run on my dinosaur of a machine (i5-2500k/8 gb/1060 3Gb) and its running suprisingly well.

    Running far better than Zero Hour that I tried a few weeks ago.

    Looking forward to giving it a spin tomorrow.

    Anyone else tried it ?

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

    The new consoles are more powerful than your PC.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,270 ✭✭✭ Heckler

    Thanks for pointing out the obvious

    I asked if anyone has tried Ready or not

    I already stated in my post that my PC was very outdated

    I fail to see the relevance of your post

    And yes the full stop key on my keyboard no longer works

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,496 ✭✭✭✭ dreamers75

    I have Ready Or Not, leave it for a while it needs some work. Guts of a good game there tho.

    Playing Everspace 2 atm (its on gamepass) I had it wishlisted on Steam but for €40 or 50 I thought it was expensive, its not. Its a really good game with depth and each time you think you are better at the game, they throw more and bigger ships at you.

    You then have to upgrade your ship to match,you will need to have all types of weaponry at the same time, so loadout managing is fairly easy, its just when enemies with different types attack you at the same time, it can be chaotic switching between weapons for each target.

    The puzzles are pretty good in it, very enjoyable when you solve one. The puzzles in the 1st area are really easy but they are just to show you the method, once you get into the new areas althought the method is the same, the layout can be a bit complex.

    If anyone is goin to get it, the 1st area is the tutorial of sorts, as in the entire part of Ceto with all planets and POIs are the tutorial. It opens up after that and you can go back any time but AI levels with you so if you are level 6 getting your ass kicked by a level 7 elite. If you go back at level 10, he will be a level 11 elite :(

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,669 ✭✭✭ steve_r

    Playing Mafia 1 - definitive edition, and really enjoying it. It's been rebuilt from the ground up and its really enjoyable to play. Plus I got past the race level this time!

  • Registered Users Posts: 843 ✭✭✭ brady12

    i actually came onto this thread to ask same thing😂 i was going buy black one blood brothers but something mentioned to me about ready or not so tempted get that now . watching streams on steam at mo

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,270 ✭✭✭ Heckler

    That race level drove me demented (excuse the pun). Great game though.

    Its pricey for what you get at the moment but I assume the content will grow. Solo is ok but get online and its quite fun especially if you get a few people with mics who don't spray and pray.

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

    Got bored of Starsector, and started a Project Zomboid run with the new patch. Fantastic game, and really pulls you in.

    Next up in Halo 2, while working through the MCC up to Infinite.

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

    You will be Halo'd out playing them all back to back. I am up to Halo 3 ODST and I have taking a break the past few days. They are good games but playing them all back to back is not good.

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

    Yeah, i've been trying to split them up, and finished Halo a few weeks back. Would happily play through back to back in co-op, but not so much on my own.

  • Registered Users Posts: 574 ✭✭✭ cheezums

    run out of games now. new world and BF2042 both very disappointing.

    Waiting on Elden Ring and maybe Total War WH3 in Feb.

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

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider.- Never played this when it was released and ive never seen it on sale so when it was free a few weeks ago on Epic it gave me a chance to complete the trilogy. Decent enough tomb raider game to wile away a few hours.