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Re: Currently Playing

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:03 pm
by Sly Boots
Yeah, it's on my (fairly long currently) list.

Re: Currently Playing

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:31 am
by Rusty
Right, just clicked install on Mafia 2 again. I too cannot remember any of it so it'll feel fresh.

Re: Currently Playing

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:34 am
by Snowy
Enjoy :)

Re: Currently Playing

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:25 am
by elgaucho
My work life this year ended up taking a turn for the intense for most of the last six months, and my time engagement with gaming has changed quite a bit.

I've pretty much ditched Guild Wars 2 as the direction it's taken in the last year has not been to my liking, but probably also because the content i used to enjoy (instanced content) has ceased to be developed, and the new content and achievements are now grind fests, like every MMO. The old design made it so you could jump in, play it to enjoyment, have a few things left to follow up IF you wanted to, and then you moved to the next goal. The new design is do the mindless ******** meta events of 2 hours+ until your eyes bleed and repeat 100*. No thank you.

All of which created a little time for other things.

I had a go at Far Cry 5, mainly because I could squeeze an hour in here and there. Ok game, nothing spectacular, and bloody annoying random teleports for story reasons and annoying cliche cult leader storylines.... just no thank you. So i got my fill of gun toting mercenary and camp liberator and then moved on when the formula go stale.

My big surprise was Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Again, because I can pick it up for an hour here or there. But MAN is this a beautiful game... I love seeing ancient Greece, exploring it, experiencing little stories here and there. Some repetition in the random generated missions, but the quest missions are, mostly, well done. Not on a witcher scale, but enough that I can do them while enjoying the environment.

I'm not persuaded Valhalla is picking up on this formula, or that it will make the landscapes and architecture as fascinating as Greece has been, but I've certainly enjoyed this game.

Re: Currently Playing

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:03 pm
by Rossell
I agree on odyssey, need to go back and finish it.

Just platted Battlefront 2. It was a good trophy list in the sense it gave you a good overview of the whole game. But christ did it drag on.

Now playing Ghost of tsushima. This game is seriously beautiful.

Re: Currently Playing

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:16 am
by Hatredsheart
elgaucho wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:25 am
My big surprise was Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Again, because I can pick it up for an hour here or there. But MAN is this a beautiful game... I love seeing ancient Greece, exploring it, experiencing little stories here and there. Some repetition in the random generated missions, but the quest missions are, mostly, well done. Not on a witcher scale, but enough that I can do them while enjoying the environment.

I'm not persuaded Valhalla is picking up on this formula, or that it will make the landscapes and architecture as fascinating as Greece has been, but I've certainly enjoyed this game.
This is the game that has got me through lockdown (that should have been Cyberpunk ofc). 260 hrs in and on the final chapter of the final dlc. Not going for 100%, I'm just a bugger for side quests. Lvl 96 atm.

Re: Currently Playing

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:44 pm
by Maturin
Completed Witcher 3. The Blood & Wine expansion I actually enjoyed way more than the base game (just a much nicer/more interesting location and less oppressively downbeat overall); definitely a requirement for completing the series. Sorta wish they'd expanded that side of things and centred the base game more along those lines to begin with, but anyway.

Witcher 3: 8/10
B+W: 9/10

..

Just started Civilization V. I bought it donkey's years ago for a fiver but only played it for 10 hours in total for some reason. I've never quite understood why the Civ games never really clicked with me in a big way; I usually love strategy games. Très bizarre, non?

Perhaps I'll find a way into it this time.